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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS. TERMS, IN ADVANCE. $3, PER YEAR. WlVVCVAl 8MÏÏÎ A.WVV.Wl. GRANGE VILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, OCTOHER 29, 1886. NUMBER XX. VOL I. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY —BY— A F PARKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Grangeville, Idaho. Entered as second-class matter at Grange ville Post-office. SUBSCRIPTION KATES : ■:o : 3.00 One copy per year, One copy six mouths, One copy three months, gtf -No paper or advertisement discontinued until all arrearages are paid up : 1.25 :o ADVERTISING RATES : Promptly Furnished on Application. ^^Subscription, advertising and Job Work payable in U. S. Gold Coin. PROFESSION\L C VRDS. J H FORNEY, Attorne y-a t-L a w DISTRICT aTT'Y. NOTARY PUBLIC Op ■:o Mt. Idaho, Idaho Territory. Will practice In ail the Courts of the Territory, loans negotiated and collections promptly made. Mortgage A H GORDON, NotRFj Public, —and— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE AND REAL ESTATE AGENT. All business promptly attended to. Grangeville, Idaho. R J MONROE, LAND ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE -AGENT. Lewist o'n, Idaho :o-:o I'ractices before all branches of the U. S' Land Department. £ 9 ~ Huh had nn experience of over twelve years in the U. S. Land Ollice at Lewiston, Idaho. C- A. SEARS, PAINTER, PAPER-HANGER AND GLAZ1EP. Idaho. Grangeville, Pearson it Noyes, Carpenters Sc Builders Doors and Sash, and a full line of Shop Work ; also wagon work done iu a work man-like manner. Idatio. Grangeville, T. J. DAVIS. Blacksmithing Establishment o:-:o He does all kinds of work >n the Black smithing line. First-Class Horse Shoeing o: ■:o Wagons, &c., repaired ns good as new on short notice. * Grangeville. Main Street, Grangeville Meat Market, SCHMADEKA & INGRAM ■ —DEALERS in Fresh and Cured Meats, Ac. They also carry a full line of Saddles, Harncsi, Ac. o:-:o I Idaho. Grangeville, GRANGEVILLE WASH HOUSE AND LAUNDRY, Gue Owen, Proprietor. —:o Employs good workmen and is pre pared to do laundry work that cannot be excelled. Grangeville, ou Idaho. SHISSLIJU & MAT It ISON Camas Prairie, S^NV, 8 \\ A'SiG'i.l., —AND— PLANIN G MILL Idaho. Rustic, THE JERSEY HOUSE. Grangeville, - - 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, The table is always supplied with the delicacies of the market. :o- 'o Stugo and Express Office. o: :o A neat Bar, with commodious club rooms and BILLIARD TABLE are con nee'ed with the Hotel, where the finest imported liquors, wines and cigars can be obtained. MT ID. HO 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. MILLINERY, For "the Latest ' in Ladies Hats, Flowers, Feathers, Ac. o:-:o Call on Mrs- Willson MT. IDAHO. Bibby & Nickel J Physicians & Surgeons, —OFFICE AT THE— NEW DRUG STORE, o:-:o PURE DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Patent Medicines and Druggists Supplies o: ■:o of to as to Prescriptions carefully compounded. BP^uOffice hours day aud night, "©a Grangeville, Idaho. EXCELSIOF? FEED, LIVERY, SALE STABLES AND CORRAL. OI IO I ARAM & SOX, - Proprietors. Hay and grain for sale. Stock pastured. Teams, drivers and saddle horses al ways on hand. o: —:o SSLX'areful attention given to stock. Grangeville, Idaho. CALIFORNIA SHOEING-SHOP Cook Sc White, Prop's, o:-—:o IIorse-Bhoeing, repairing Agricultural Implements and Machinery done in the best style. Wagons and Carriages, repaired in styie equal to Eastern work. ■^-Prices Reasonable.*®! • Idaho. Orangeville, THE FREE PRESS. FRIDAY, OCT. 29, 1886. AWUW Democratic Ticket. For Delegate to Congress 5 Hon. John Hailey For Coiineilmun : S. S. Fenn. For Representative : H. C. Johnson, , For Sheriff! A. W. Talkington. For Probate Judge: C. VV. Case. For District Attorney : J. II. Forney. For Auditor and Recorder : T. J. Rhoads. For Treasurer : Joli 11 Bower. For Assessor : M. V. Jarrett. For Coroner : Ü. W. Bullard. For Surveyor ; F. P. Turner. For Commissioners ; First District-: Jas. Il'itt. Second District: — H. S. Jones. Third District :—Phil Cleary. Elk City.— S. W. Smith returned from Montana last week, accompanied by his partner, Mr. Reynolds and family. They outfitted at Mt. Idaho with a wln ter's supplies and left for Elk city where they will spend the winter prospecting the quartz ledges in which they are in terested. Mr. Smith is well posted in quartz and his enterprise has created hopeful feeling on the prairie that he has a good thing and that there are better times in store for the old a camp. Railroad Surveys. —Rumor hath it that there are four surveying parties in the Clearwater and Salmon river moun tains all engaged in hunting practicable railroad routes to tap this great and glo rious Camas We prairie country, learned much of interest about contem plated railroad developments from the railroad Dosses at headquarters in Port land, and after election we'll tell all know. we Meanwhile let all hands get good ready on to participate in the boom which is bound to strike us some time. a 'SnORTY.' —We received Saturday a notice of tLe burial of "Shorty," whose proper name, by the way, is Chartier. He had evidently been dead for time, which proves the truth of the rumor coming from the party of Chinese miners who reported it to seems to have been no apparent for his death, other than starvation, the premises were destitute of thing eatable. The body was buried Oct. 11th, by Tom McGrane, Asa Jones and W. A. Shuck, the latter of whom is our informant. some us. There cause as every The Campaign. —This issue of the Press closes the campaign so far as we are concerned, and nobody is more glad of it than the editor. We had hoped to steer tiie paper clear of all political controversy, but our position on the test-oath question has been so misre presented to Ilailey's disadvantage that we could not in justice to honest John keep silence, and once enlisted stop to count the dead. As for Dubois we would not support him for any office under any circumstances, the man and his methods. Tiie repub lican papers of the territory know his record to be as we have exhibited it, butin order to maintain their prestige as party organs they have endeavored to cover up the sins of their candidate o.v assailing prominent democrats. The campaign basis of fraudulent we never We know has been conducted on the issues and false When the republican press pretenses. ceases to become the apologist for politi cal crime, aud refuses to act according to tiie dictates of an unreasoning parti san prejudice, then we can look for and expect to find true political honesty. In this campaign the sole aim of the republican organs was to shield Dubois from the exposure and condemnation of his guilty ucls. We need more sunlight and less whitewash iu territorial poli tics. Less covering up of political crimes and more searciiing after and casting out corruption wherever found. Dubois' career in Oneida and Bingham counties has been nothing but a grob game—a grab for office. To do this lie has robbed the altar of liberty of its fires, and trailed the torch of its eternal Same for the brief glory of a campaign hurrah. _ on LOCAL POINTS. Politics ! Indian summer. Occasional raius. Pastures getting good. Election next Tuesday. Vote for competent men. Chicken hunters are happy. The leaves are leaving the trees. John Hailey will stick like glue. Turn out and vote next Tuesday. Now is a good time to plant trees. Wheat is slowly coming into market. Quartz location notices for sale here. Iron-clad note books for sale at this office. Time to transplant your strawberry vines. Mountain travel is about over for this year. You can only vote for one commis sioner. Dubois speaks at the Grange hall this afternoon. Thanksgiving hall at Mt. Idaho, Nov. 25th. The candidates' ball elicited a largo attendance. Bio. Leland, of the Teller, is solid for John Hailey. This lovely weather is a sweet dream of summer time. Fatten up your turkeys for the Thanks giving festivities. Don't forget in the fall rush to sub scribe for the I'kbss. More rain fell Friday night, and the new grass is growing right up. Wild ducks are plentiful on the lake and dow n on the rivers. The boys are coming in from the mountains to spend the winter. County warrants received at full face value on subscription to the Press. Idaho couuty will have a genuine mining boom before many moons. This issue lets us out of politics for two more years. Praise the Lord ! John Doumacq was up from White Bird last week taking a run with the boys. Taxes become delinquent Nov. 8th, and if not then paid 16 percent, will be added. Business in Lewiston is said to be very rood. The old town is the boss, after all. Dubois has put in practice all the trickeries of small politics to ensure his election. Young man, agree with the girl's father iu politics and with the mother in religion. John Dorman and Ben Morris are the most persistent duck-hunters the prairie. Pearson & Noyes have just received a whole lot or new machinery for use in their business. A gang of U. S. Indian inspectors are expected to happen along this wuy before snow-fall. This item is set up in the new nonpariel type purchased by the editor while in Portland for legal advertisements. W un. Hawley shot twenty-seven chickens and two ducks ou a forenoon hunt lust Monday. What a gigantic drop Dubois will take next Tuesday ! Happily, he will never know what hit him. Bailey Chamberlain was out from Warrens last week gathering up a herd oi hogs to drive in. If tiie election returns can be got up in time the Free Press will publish exlras free of charge. Chief Justice Hays has declared the test-oatli law constitutional, but is none the less a rank injustice. E. B. True, well known in these parts, is a candidate forwurveyor dn tiie democratic ticket of Alturas county. Dubois and Willis Sweet are announ ce! to speak at Grangeville this after noon, and at Cottonwood tiiis evening. A national bank would be a paying enterprise in this county. The Press editor will take $1,000 worth of stock iu such an institution. Since personalities and black-guard ism appear to be inseparable from poli ties, we are mightily glad that the cruel campaign is over. Tuxes are being paid in at snch a lively rate that there is money enough in the treasury to redeem all current expense fluid warrants issued in 1885. Every ticket used as a ballot MUST BE FOLDED FOUR TIMES FROM THE (JEN 1ER bullot three quaiters' of an inch in size. Dubois will find out next Tuesday that swelled heads are a dangerous thing to pack around and that they generally land a man on his uppers. Mr. Dueber is having a substantial crosswalk built across Main street from the store to the hotel, and is ulso iiaving the street filled up with gravel to an even grade. R. M. G. Bradley, formerly a black smith in these parts, is now following his trade at Bellevue and sent sent up $3 by Chas. Cone for the Press to be sent him. N jw that the campaign is over we will give you a good local paper. Politics are a nuisance and only makes enemies for a newspaper, no matter how honest the editor may be. Mr. Wild, of the U. S. assay office at Boise city, visited Mt. Idaho lust week to gather information about the gold production of our county. In his lust report he omitted Idaho county altogether, and the Free Press very naturally kicked at this remarkable oversight. It was to remedy this error and to obtain an approximate yield of our gold production that brougiit him here. Idaho county can't be ignored with impunity while the Pius a is here to whoop her up. so as to make tiie Mr. Willson is moving into his new _ building. Win. Von Berge lias commenced work on the brewery. Mr. Wagner started on a vacation to Portland last Monday. Steve Kenn and Geo. Anderson are now driving on the stage line. The semi-annual round-up in stock district Xo. 4, commenced Wednesday. Martin L Butler will elose the school in district No. 7, to-day, the term having expired. Duff Green, U. S. deputy marshal, is ofl in Kootenai and Shoshone counties on official business. Miss Maggie McGregor arrived up from Lewiston las', week, and will spend ttie winter rmticating on her ranch. A new grange is to be organized in the Like district to-morrow, we are in formed, witli a membership of twenty two. Sylvester Scott left last week for Cloverdale, Cal., and will return shortly with a line lot of blooded stock fur his ranch in the forks of the Salmon and Snake rivers. Grill' Roberts, the efficient road super visor who has made a good wagon road out of the Salmon river trail between White Bird and John Day, is in town taking in the sights. A porcupine weighing twenty-two pounds was caught last Tuesday on the Centerville ranch. The animal was caged but got away in the nightand has not since been heard of. Fred. Kroutinger, city treasurer of Lewiston, was accidentally siiot in the head last week by Joe Duhuc while shooting chickens iu the yard. The wound is not serious. Wallace Scott left on Monday last for a trip to the Atlantic states, the first holiday he has had in twenty years. He will return about new years' accom panied by Mrs. Scott. The 1 'rlhr gang are having a cross walk and sidewa k built from the grange hall across Mali street and down Main street the lull length of the Press pro perty to the Willson building. Republican papers say that Dubois will he elected by an overwhelming majority. Democratic papers say that liailey will be elected by an over whelming majority. It occurs to us that somebody must be lying. Mr. F. P. Turner has completed the new bridge over the lower crossing of Secesh creek and informs ns that Ihe bridge and its approaches are 3126 feet long. He will now complete the repairs on the Jackson bridge crossing of the south fork of Clearwater. Peter Malleck left Ml. Idaho two woeks since with a pack-train of supplies for Clark's surveying party in the Bitter Root range, hut got suowed iu and had to cache the freight where the boys could get it. The survey is still pro gressing, but it will not likely be com pleted this year. King & King, of Cottonwood, have re ceived several heavy loads of freight which make their new store a picture to behold. From present appearances they w ill have to build another addition pretty soon to hold their stock. The last term of district court in this county was the lightest we have had for many years. Tiie fees and milage of all the witnesses who appeared at that term amounted to only twenty dollars and ten cents. Good enough. Grostein & Biunard's mammoth brick store in Lewiston is completed and was opened to the public with the finest slock of goods ever exhibited in Idaho territory. The old reliables are still on deck where we hope they will remain for many years. They have been good friends to this editor. Two years ago Grangeville polled ISO vtes, Cottonwood 180 and Idaho 100. This year Cottonwood will poll 200 votes, while Mt. IJaho and Grangeville will about hold their own, owing to the organization of Fairyiew precinct out of territory formerly in cluded in Mt. Idaho and' Grangeville. The political position of newspapers are apt to be misjudged. If strongly partisan the editor is charged with in terested motives; if non-partisan with lark <>f conviction. Why should you be less fair to newspaper men than to your neighbors, whose opinions you respect, and whose motives you do not impugn? A Distinguished Visitor. —Hon. H. E. Hayes, giaud lecturer of the State Grunge of Oregon, has been visiting Camas prairie for the past week in the interest of the order and has been lec turing at the different school-houses on the prairie on the principles of the grunge, lie addressed a large audience at the Grange ball on Monday night on the financial, political and social problems of the day. He is an earnest and fluent speaker, of original power, an 1 being himself a farmer is able to appreciate the dignity and power of the agricultural community when organized for mutual protection and improvement. On Monday evening next Mr. Iiayea will speak at the Watson school-house, and again at the Grange hall on Wednesday evening next. He will leave Thursday morning for Oregon, and promises to come again next summer. During bis slay he has been the guest of Charity Orange, No 15 whose members have done everything in their power to make bis visit an agreeable one. Charity grange by the way, is thp only branch of the order in Idaho territory. It numbers about forty members, composed of the leading farmers of Camas prairie, and to them the public are indebted for the pleasant and instructive visit of Mr. Hayes. Mt. Hailey's Land Record. The following associated press dis patch was published in the Salt Lake Tribune last June, and shows just where honest John Hailey stands on the land question^ "8parks undoubtedly considers him self a big gun. but be is no better at close range than a western six-Bbooter. This was forcibly and beautifully illus trated a few days ago. An Idaho man whose business had been ruined by the enforcement of Sparks' timber strosity went to Washington to obtain if possible some relief from the land office tyranny. Delegate Hailey, of that territory, gave him a letter of in troduction to Sparks, and the Idaho man, full of hope, went to the interior department to present it. Imagine hia surprise when the laud office commis sioner utterly refused audience, and in ruge dismissed him, while declaiming violently about puhlicswindlers, timber thieves and republican corruption. The Idaho man returned to Mr. Hailey and told the story of his reception. The delegate listened and grew indignant, then he fixed himself with u six shooter, locked arms with his friend, went to the land office and surprised the commissioner by boldly appearing before him. 'Mr. Sparks,' said the delegate, pointing to bis friend, this gentleman is a resident of my territory, a leading citizen and an honest man. You have insulted him and me byre fusing to hear his grievance, which is a serious one, involving his whole fortune and indirectly the prosperity of Idaho. I now propose that he shall be heard. With these brief introductory remarks Mr. Hailey calmly drew forth a six shooter, laid it oil the table within mon easy reach, and told his friend to explain the situation in Idaho. Mr. Sparks, it is needless to add, was delighted to meet Mr. Hailey's friend, as ho would have been before had he known that be recommended by the distinguished gentleman from Idaho. It afforded Mr. Sparks unqualified pleasure to dis cuss public aff.iirs with citizens of the republie and he was particularly inter ested iu the great work of promoting the growth and development of the western territories, a work to which he had consecrated his life, his fortune and his sacred honor. Mr. Hailey and his friend stayed und talked as long as they desired, and, taking the gun with them, retired overwhelmed with Mr. Sparks' agitated assurances of personal esteem and fully satisfied as to the outcome of the very pleasant interview," was Republicans Attention. —Many publicans suppose that the éditer of this paper is fighting the principles of the republican party In opposing Dubois. This is not so. We have simply fought tiie man, and not the party, because we know him to be a drunkard, a chronic office-seeker and a ballot-box stufier, and therefore totully unfit to be a representative of the republican party. Dubois was not the choice of the repub lican party and he only secured the Domination by resorting to the tricker ies of low down politics. Tiie editor of this paper was u republican for ten years, and would probably have been one to-day but for the fact that the party organization in this territory became corrupted by imported politi cians like Dubois, Singiser, Pride and Guv. Bunn. We value tho eleçtive franchise too highly to abuse it by voting to perpetuate the power of the unscrupulous politicians who haye captured the republican party of Idaho. We said early in tiie campaign that the men best fitted to represent tho princi ples of republicanism—men like L. P. Brown, Col. Shoup, Judge Buck or John S. Gray had been shelved to mate room for a gang of imported politicians. The principles of the republican party are good and are entitled to and command respect, but in Idaho it has fallen into the hands of bad and unscrupulous men who have no respect for principles further than they can be used to ad vance their personal eqds. When honest men control the republican party of Idaho then we will be glad to give them a fair and equal show, but we are clown on men like Dubois, be they democrats or republicans. re NOTICE FOE PREEMPTION PROOF Paul Finn, D S 2929. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho, 1 Sept. 21st, 1886. / Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing named settler lias filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, anS that said proof will be made before H. Squier, Clerk Dist. Court, 1st Jud. Dist. Idaho Ter'y, at his office at Mt. Idaho, on Novemeer 6th, 1886, viz: Paul Finn, for the Lot 4, and sei swj and sj 6el Sec. 31 Tp. 31, N R. 4EBM He names the following witnesses to prove hia continuous residence upon and cultivation of, said land, viz : Jas McDermott, Jas Surridge, Thos Sur ridge, all of Mt, Idaho P o I. T. P. H. IFinston, Jr., Register. 15-20 NOTICE FOE HOME PEOoF. Comfort V. Remington, Home 813. Land office at Lewiston, Idaho, I Sept. 21st, 1886. | Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing named settler has filed notioe of his intention to make final proof in sup port of his claim, and that said proof will be made before tiie Judge Dist Court 1st Jud Dist Idaho Ter'y, or if he be absent before the Clerk of said Court at Mt. Idaho, on Nov. 6, 1880, viz: Comfort V. Remington, for the Lots 2 and 3, and sej nwj and nej swl 8ec 3, Tp 29, N R 2 E B M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of. said land, viz. Wm Flecber, M. V. Jarrett, T F Castle, all of Grangeville P o, I. T. P. H. Winston, Jr.. Register, 15-20 .