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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
TERMS, IN ADVANCE $3, PER YEAR. iomw * y/'nyvvvy'n. t.\\yv,\vi. . GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, DECERNER 10, 1886. NUMBER XXVI. VOL I. This Space is Reserved in orderte Invite Your Attention to the Large Assortment of HOLIDAY GOODS Purchased by Doctor Bibby in Portland this week, and which will be on Exhibition at ttie GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE Early Next Week. THE FREE PRESS. IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY —by— A r PARKER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Orangeville, Idaho. Entered as second-class matter at Grande ville Post-office. __ : DECEMBER 10 , is®!. SUBSCRIPTION RATES : ■:o One copy per year, ■ One copy six months, One copy three months, t0~Xo paper or advertisement discontinued until all arrearages are paid up : S 3.00 .00 1. ADVERTISING KATES : Promptly Furnished on Application. £^p"Subscription, advertising find Job Work payable in U. S. Gold Coin. THE FREE PRESS. GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. FRIDAY, : Dentistry.— J. H. McCallie desires to announce to the public of Idaho county that he has established a resident office in Dr. Bibby's drug store at Grangeville, and is now prepared to do all kinds of dental work of a quality and at prices that will give satisfaction to all. J. H. McCallie. Our Climate. —Winter is here, but we have only the aliuKiiac to go by. It is true we are in tiie middle of December, but the weather is more like May than midwinter. Nevertheless it is a fact that winter lias come again. Swiftly fly the years adowtt the corridors of time. Days, weeks, months and years are so much alike that there is no noticeable change in anything except our lives. Time steals upon us imperceptibly. We grow older with each passing mo ment. Youth is passed, old age is readied; the roseate hues of life begin to fade; we grow weak in the joints, eyesight dims, old age is upon us, and death steps in and closes the scene; there is a new mound in the cemetery, and the old world jogs along as merrily as though we had never existed. Now if some d. f. wants to know what these reflections have to do with the heading of this article, we shall have to request him to ask us something easy. Reservation Matters. —An absurd rumor has been circulating of late that the number of employees on the reser vation is to be reduced, and that several positions heretofore occupied by differ ent individuals were to be consolidated into one. We are officially- advised that there is no truth in the mntter and that no reduction is contemplated in any department on this reservation. The new agent, lion. G. W. Norris; is very highly spoken of by the Indians who come here to trade, and under his administration the old sectional feuds which formerly kept us on the alert, have been eradicated by substituting the good _old democratic doctrine of equal and exact justice for all instead of the favoritism for a few which used to keep things in such an uproar on the reservation. The white-winged angel of peace now roosts high where only a few moons ago grim visaged war held away in the hearts of angry men, but now peace reigns supreme and all is quiet in this great and glorious Clear water country. This Space is Reserved in order to invite Your Attention to the Large Assortment of HOLIDAY GOODS Purchased by Doctor Bibhy in Portland this will GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE Early Next Week, week, and which be on Exhibition at the SIDEWALK PRATTLE. Tax sale to-morrow. The Press is six months old. Almanacs for 1887 are on the string. Baked apples and milk are fine eating. Christmas falls on Saturday this year. Fred Noyes is installed in his new house. There will be a new year's dance at Mt. Idaho. Rad hot buckwheat cakes are good for breakfast. As the twig is bent the kid is in cilned—to howl. What IB home without the weekly visils of the Free Press: The new one dollar silver certificates are in brisk demand at this office. No man ever succeeded in building himself up by pulling anolher down. Mr. Larimer and Frank Fenn, left b st Monday to attend the legislature. Tom and jerry are expected to return Irom their summer vacation in a day or two. The sale of property on which taxes are delinquent will take place to-inor row. Now is a good time to make mince This editor is a connoiseur on meal, pica. Bill Yon Berge is in Walla Walla and writes back that he can't do without the Press. There are two things a lady likes to get into papers—her front hair and her name. Ezra, eldest child of Wm. Baird, crushed to death by a log at Lewiston last week. The sleighs are ready and the boys and girls are ready. All we need now is the snow. Tom Dempster, our Oscar Wilde, sends a copy of the Press to Brooklyn, New York state. C. A. Sears has been busy during the week painting the interior of Manuel's saloon at Mt Idaho. Parties in the country desiring to sub scribe for the Press can pay for the same in fence rails or wheat. John Peterson bought the mill com pany's hogs two weeks ago and will convert them into bacon shortly. Dr. Wade and John King were over from Cottonwood last week and report everything flourishing on the west side. Old lady Greer, aged 82 years, resi ding at Lolo ferry is having a protracted spell of sickness and is not yet out of danger. The finest display of Toys and holiday goods ever brought to this country have just been opened up at Alexander & Freidenrich. The secret organizations ought to boom during the winter months. These long evenings are pleasantly spent iu the lodge room. In a warm winter like this cattle are held at high prices and hay is propor tionately low. In the event of a cold snap prices would fluctuate the other way. The estimate for carrying on the Indian service next year lias been re duced nearly two millions of dollars. Uncle Sam is evidently going into the cheese-paring business. If the plural of goose is geese, the plu ral of moose must be raeese—but every hunter who his hunted that animal in Idaho knows that it is'nt. Moose has'nt any plural. A fellow thinks himself in big luck if he sees one. was « This Space is Reserved in order to Invitp Y >ur Attention to the R ue. Ash >rt mont GORII'AY 1 >' > 1 tor lit Pure! a Por' luiid bv .. this and « ' . ■ K , will be on Exhibition at GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE Early Next Week. wh . it tile Week of warm heavy rain. Plows were running on the west side during the week. Amos Carver and Frank McGrane are up from the river. Highest cash price paid for county scrip at the Press office. Young man, there is no license required to get married in Idaho. Married: last week, at Cottonwood, Miss Lizzie Somen to Frank Tyering. Cass. M. Day leaves with his family on Monday next to spend the winter in Stanton, Kansas. Alexander & Freidenrich have a full line of Toys, Notions and Fancy goods for the holidays. Patties desiring denial work done will find J. H. Mt Callie at his office in the drug store every day between the hours of 0 a. m. and 4 p. m. Geo. Smith returned from Montana Brown's forty last week, having left Mr. horses in Beaverhead county, miles south ot Dillon. The Odd-feliows lodge will give an invitation ball at the grange hall on tl night oi Monday, Dee. 27. Three hun dred invitations will he issued. The brass band are practising twice a week under the leadership of C. F. Brown. They will probably give tertaiument during the winter. Dr. Bibby took a hurried trip to Port land last week and bought a big bill of holiday goods which will he itemized at the head of this page next week. Receipt of the "Young Collegian" for October, published by the Cbresto mathean literary society of Lewiston, is acknowledged. Its contents are up to the usual standard. We have for sale at very low prices a number of choice business and residence lots in the rapidly growing town of Grangeville, and will sell them either for cash or on long time, as desired. For "the latest" in ladies hats, flowers feathers and millinery in general, call and inspect the stock just received by Mrs. J. H. Willson, who possesses excel lent tuste pertaining to ladies costumes. Charles Christie, the mail carrier betwen Lewiston and Pierce city, lost the trail in the November snow storm and had to lay out on the prairie all of one uight. A pack of wolves serenaded him till daylight. Comstock shares jumped to $50 last week and there was consequently a revival of the old-time excitement and activity ou the 'Frisco stock exchanges. The bonanza mines are played out, but their stocks are still a good enough bait to catch suckers. Hon. Ralph Guichard, for many years probate judge of Walla Walla county, has been appointed receiver at the land office at Walla Walla. This appoint ment will gratify everybody, and when Frank Parker gets the register's office they will make a thorough-bred demo cratic team. a au en The brass band have sent for a metronome, an automatic instrument which indicates and measures time, being set somewhat like a watch. They have also ordered a lot of new dance music, and after practicing will give a few dances during the winter, with music by the full band. Harry Shissler went through with the Warrens mail last week, and lost a horse on the return trip by the animal rolling off the trail between the Berg and Ali son ranches on Silmon river. The trail is said to be iu a dangerous condition, owing to the washouts of last spring, and no repairs have been put ou it. This Space is Reserved in order to Inviti Your \• t• ■ 11 1 1 .■ i. A i fi>i Mn." t nf IK ) f ,r P rc -.-.I o 'be L rgp ■ < VI Po, will be E I O I !.. I*1(!( » 11 GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE Early Next Week. G & Watch your stove-pipes. The flour mills are receiving lots of wheat these days. Mrs. C. L. OJIe and daughter their way home from Iowa. The signal service is to be reorgan ised and made more useful. Go to Alexander & Freidenrich for Toys and Christinas Notions. R. II. Buffum is putting up a pony suwmill down on White Bird. Dr. Kirkwood will leave with his family early next week for Salem, Ogn., where he will practise Ins profession. Jim Adkison returned home Saturday and now sports a glass optic ill place of tiie one which was removed in Lewis ton. are on Charley Brown is building a house and other improvments on White Bird und will soon have a well appointed ranch. Mr. Hendrickson from Cottonwood reports the church as still in an unfin ished condition, the roof not. yet being completed. A new grade has been started in the mountains back of Mt. Idaho which will be used tu haul logs lor Mr. Brown's saw-mill. Shissler & Mathison have about 200,000 feel cf clear lumber at the Rustic mill, which they will dispose of at a liberal discount for cash. George Chamberlain has purchased the Kirkwood resideno Main street, the cousideratiou being one thousand dollars. The roads over the mountain have been very heavy during the wet spell, and the freighters are about disgusted with their occupation. We invite correspondence from all parts of the county upou ail sorts of topics, and will furnish stationary and postago on application. Heavy rains this week have demor alised the roads and paralysed travel. The stages, depart ahead of time. Joe Peasly is able to be around and do a few light chores, and theoulloog favorable that fie will be as tough ever in the sweet spring time. The members of the grange lodge* on the prairie had an old-fashioned love feast in the grange hall last Saturday. There were no public exercise*. A new cross-walk has been laid across Main street from the A & F store to the grang hall, and the gap in the Press office sidewalk has also been closed. Dr. W. A. Wade is over from the west side, fixing up the late partnership accounts with Dr. Kirkwood, who con templates an early departure for Oregon. A meeting was held in the Grange hall Tuesday night to arrange for a Christmas tree. The soliciting commit tee wilt be around shortly and all should chip libetally. A new burr has just been put in the Grangeville flour mills, and early next year a purifier with all the modern improvments will be adde cl to the already comolete appointments of the establishment. John Byrom, sr., sold his ranch in the Like district recently to W. D. Vin cent, and passed through town with his household goods the other day, bound for the south fork of Clearwater, where he will relocate himself. Our informant somew hat exaggerated the cutting capacity of the new sawmill at Cottonwood the other day. The power is a portable ten-horse engine and its sawing capacity will not exceed 3,000 feet per day. to in at of so property on of however, still arrive and is to is as This Space is'Reserved in order to Tnvtte Y vtr Attention t.o"the Large 1.x i <u .1 GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE Early; Next Week, •Wit Oil County warrants taken at full face value on subscription to the Pass». Bailey Chamberlain's tine two-story house on Salmon river is completed. Mr. Hawley received a flue lot of new bar lixtures from 'Frisco last Monday. Trauk Shissler was over from Rustic last Saturday to take in the grange cele bration. The citizens of Mt. Idaho will give n grand ball at the court house on the uight of Friday, January 7, 1887. Sam Weiler was over from Mt. Idaho Monday, for the first since the accident which fractured his ancle. There is no beiter time than right now to invest in a cheap building lot in G rangeviile. Call uud see our town plat. The senior partner of the tirm of King & King has been visiting the other side and making arrangements to build a house which he contemplates into in the early spring, house is to be added to the store to accomodate the agricultural implements which the tirm intends handling largely next season. an for with ing ville. man, Each the ter with runaway moving A large ware this made it done and "No a and your this An ingenious liar writing from Lew iston to the San Francisco Call, has been doing up life on the Nez Perce Indians reservation in tine shape, another journalist he has probably to the conclusion that there is no Like many come Qney in telling the truth, while a professional liar can always comaud a good living and sometimes a big salary. Mrs. Kane Baldwin is house-keeper at the Jersey house, and under her management the premises have been transformed into a palace "of cleanliness and good taste, and it is hardly a figure of speech to say that one could eat ofl' the .floor without insulting his appetite, so clean is everything kept. Mrs. B. was born only two miles from the birthplace of this editor in the west of England, where they raise more thor ough-bred men and women to the The acre than any other part of creation outside of these United States. Ada Bear Nez Lewiston is full of jurors and wit nesses, and the present term of court is the liveliest the town has had in many years. When they get annexed to the hind part »f Washington all the U. S. judicial business now transacted in Lewiston will be transferred to Spokan Falls, and then the annexation crowd will probably realise their folly. But if they wish to hang themselves in order to demonstrate the impolicy of capital punishment they have our full permission to go ahead with the experi ment. We promise to attend the funer al us chief mourner ween the stale old cadaver is finally planted. to the ties, Nez New Road. ■A petition will be pre sented at the next meeting of the board of county commissioners, asking for a road from Cottonwood to the reserva The new road will pass through Lon. the large ranches of C. E. Holt and W. A. Wade, and will generally follow tne old Indian trail to the Lolo creek crossing of the Clearwater. It is also intended to divert a part of the trade of the Oro Fino district when the new road from this side across Lawyer's canyon is'completed. er 11 CO UXT Y FIX AX CES. Warrats redeemed since October 1. Safe Fund. Hospital. Bridge Fund. School..'... Redemption. Current Expense. $16 78 73 48 . 252 76 .1073 75 .1974 69 .3213 19 §6004 65 t This Space is Reserved in order to Invito Your Attention to the large ' T T Lin t v GOODS m •*' ■ '> 'id which t>e on Exhibition at the GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE Early Next Week. W» I n a LAKE ITEMS. Green Knighten is preparing to build an ell to his house. A new portable sawmill is on thofupfs for this district next year. . Mort Martin's wife presented him with a ten pound daughter for a thanks giving present, Nov. 20th. Messrs. Merriman and Allen, of thir district, are building a handsome dwell* ing for Mr. Carpenter, below Grange ville. That hunting party led by Cy Over man, of which mention was made last week, returned laden down with game. Each one got all the hunting wanted. Chas. Horning leaves this week for the land of red appl js to spend the win ter on the old homestead. He will return by way of Lake county, Oregon, with a band of horses. HOOS. Cottonwood I. T., Dec. 7,1886. Editor Press; —There is a rumor on this side that some alteration may be made in the Hog Law at the coming session of the legislature. Now, would it not be well for this matter to be ven tilated somewhat before anything is done with it. The present law is farclal and a nuisance. Let us have "Hogs" or ' "No Hogs, better in the neighboring counties, with a great saving to the farmer in fence - and annoyance. Cannot you through j your columns invite correspondence on this subject and thus aid the hog ridden inhabitants of this county ? They manage those things of Veritab. TUE CO UXT. The Official Figures as Returned by the Canvassing Board. delegate to congress. Hailey. Dubois. Ada county. Alturas county. Bear Lake county..,. Bingham county. Boise county. Cassia county. Custer county. Idaho county. Kootenai couuty. Lemhi county. Nez Perce county.... Oneida county. Owyhee county. Shoshone County. Washington County, Totals. Dubois' majority.. 844 676 1,502 1,865 I in to in of 83 103 506 704 . 327 375 203 172 314 409 406 277 304 179 307 508 ... 985 ... 103 681 220 273 271 893 921 366 392 7,416 7,842 426 Gov. Stevenson, in his annual report to the Interior department, places the the population of the territory by coun ties, as follows: Ada, 10,000; Alturas, 14,000; Bingham, 5,500; Boise, 3,500; Bear Lake, 4,500; Cassia, 3,500; Idaho, 4,000; Kootenai, 3,000; Lemhi, 3,000; Nez Perce, 12,000; Owyhee, 3,300; Oneida, 5,00ft; Shoshone, 8,000; Waah ngton, 4,000. Total—86,300. a of C. BRoWN, OF MT. IDAHO, HAS 200SUITS of California and Oregon Caasimere cheap er than any house on the prairie. Call and ex amine before buying elsewhere. 11 A. F- Parker. HORSES BRANDED like cut. Known as the •BAR B" Brand ol Buckskin horse«. Summer range Ilea between Snake river nnd the Bitter Root divide from oast to st, and between Oro Flno and the Saw teeth, from north to south. Winter rang«, between Aram's Livery Stable and Mt. 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