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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS. (T^ TERMS, IN ADVANCE. $3, PER YEAR. TOUW BY.WÇY.ÏL Y/WWAYL NUMBER XXVII. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORV, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1886. VOL L CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Holiday Gifts, Popular Books by Standard Authors. The Choicest varieties of Candy, Vases, Shells, German Cologne, Dolls in Every Variety and price Slates in Book Form, and a fine Assortment of Fancy Goods, Suitable for Holiday Presents. At the GRANGEVILLE Drug Store. THE FREE PRESS. GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1886. Woman's Progress. —There are no longer any slaves in America. Even the slavery of women is being trans formed into independence, and their broken chains are being utilized to undergird the ship of state, so that like Paul's ship we have anticipated our foundering and are steering a coiyse to ultimate triumph. Woman has gained her merited recognition. It is one of the getUi Chrinti in the United States. As Herbert Spencer says, woman has reached a higher statue in America than elsewhere. They are gettng into the schools, professional and public places, where they hold their own in a master ly manner. They are beard in the forum, in tiie pulpit at the bar, eloquent defenders and expositors of truth. They are organized for Christian effort and fight the devil in the strongholds of sin. They are a great and growing power in public life, and are opening up for them selves employment in every avenue of industry. Their achievements in the future will exceed those of men in the past, and in those halcyon days us fellows who have the luck to marry a rustler of the other sex will have the privilege of being supported in luxury by the labors of our devoted wives. Hard Lines.— Running a paper in an isolated community like thiB is hard lines on an editor. We are practically battled up for the winter, the mount ains are blockaded, and everybody and everything are snugged up for the sea son; nobody seems to think it worth while to be born or to get married, and the climate is too dreadfully healthy to afford obituary items; hence there ie nothing aud nobody of local interest to write about or fight with. To aggra vate the situation the election is just over, annexation is dead beyond resur rection, aud there are no questions before the legislature out of which a controversy can be manufactured. The resources of the county are a standard topic, of oourae, but dearly beloved, it takes the inspiration of the green grass and bright sunshine of the radiant sum mer season to get up a gilt edged, hem stitched and highly varnished descrip tion of Camas prairie ( and the topic is'nt inviting in these midwinter days of gloomy skies and bottomless roads. Even the priceless privilege—so dear to the editorial heart—of exchanging compliments and cocktails with the rival editor is denied us. As a news paper field in the winter season Idaho county is a monumental and mortifying disappointment, and as an aggressive newspaper man oannot exist without having a fight on his hands we are confronted with the dreadful altern ative of having to give ap the ghost or of entering the married state, where a fellow is liable to have his hair-raising propensities indulged to the füll. THE HOLIDAY SEASON Is Now Here and everybody is Invited to Call at the GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE And Inspect the Large Stock of FRESH NEW HOLIDAY GOODS Imported For the Occasion, —At the— GRANGEVILLE »RUG STORE. Having got the Goods we Propose to Sell Them off at VERY LOW PRICES. SIDEWALK PItATTLE. Tax sale, December 20. Now for the Christmas turkey. The nights are longer than the days. Ch ristmas tree, grange hail, Xmas One week from to-morrow is Christ' mas day. Read the big holiday 'ad' and be ben efitted. Square up with the printer at the end of the year. Highest cash prioe paid for county scrip at the Press office. A shooting match is talked of to take place here next Friday. Go to Alexander & Freidenrich for Toys and Christmas Notions. Winter wheat is looking well and promises a huge crop next year. There will be a praise service at the Grange hall Dec. 26, in the evening, The future of maD js clouded in mystery, but hope lightens his turdens. Light frosts at night, and lovely, sunshiny days have prevailed during the week. This is the season, dear girls, when you should attend to your souls. Let them be thick. It is the fellow with no live stock and a new buffalo overcoat that is for colder weather. We are no doctor but if you keep your head cool and your feet warm in winter you will enjoy good health. Geo. Schmadeka Bold an acre of ground adjoiuing town last week to Enoch Haworth for fifty dollars. The new grass took quite a start during the warm rains of last week, and as a consequence stock are doing well. For jewelry presents send to Geo. H. Lake, Lewiston, who carries a full stock of jewelry suitable for holiday gifts. There is no better time than right now to invest in a cheap building lot in Grangeville. Cali and see our town plat The finest display of Toys and holiday goods ever brought to this country have just been opened up at Alexander & Freidenrich. Cupid is the hired cow-boy who lassos slick-ear bachelors, hut Hymen is the boss who marks 'em with his branding iron. Paities desiring dental work done will find J. H. McCallie at bis office in the drug store every day between the hours ol 9 a. m. and 4 p. m. There will be preaching at Grange hall next Sabbath morning, aud there after services will be held every Sabbath evening until further notice. Pat Keane and Pat Gaffney were out last week from Oro Fiuo and had their names enrolled as high privates in the little army who read the Press. Judge S' mway went into the coun try in t. early part of the week to rusticate. While wandering around in the evening, studying aetronomy as we suppose, be fell into a twenty-five foot well, and wae well shaken up. He was hauled out without serious injury. eve. anxious HOLIDAY SEASON! The ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC IS INVITED To the Stock of HOLIDAY GOODS, The Largest and Beit Selected Stock ever brought to this Country, and whioh Includes A Varied Assortment of HOLIDAY GIFTS. TOYS OF ALL KINDS, ALBUMS, PICTURE FRAMES, TOILET SETS. ETC., ETC. •AT THE ßMMEVlIiiES BECCt STORE. FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS READ ADJOINING COLUMNS. Santa Claus is the coming king. Tuesday next will be the shortest day in the year. County warrants taken at full face value on subscription to the Press. Mrs. Geo. Smith returned from Oregon last week to her home at Mt. Idaho. A level head and an amiable dispo sition are no disadvantage to any man. Why fret over the troubles of this life? They are only temporary and will Boon vanish. Alexander A Freideorich have a full line of Toys, Notions and Fancy goods for the holidays. Mr. Hanna, of the Osborne machine company, was up from below this week ou a collecting trip. Parties in the country desiring to sub scribe for the Press can pay for the same in fence rails or wheat. Frank Bros., will establish a branch warehouse at this point next spring for the sale of agricultural implements. Lost in O lie's lane near Mt. Idaho a copy of book entitled "Ben Hur." Fin der will be suitably rewarded on leaving same at Press office. Borne men keep sober all the time, And others drink their gin; Some men are full of goodness, and Some others full of sin. There is much talk about a new hog law and the impression seems to prevail that bogs ought to be fenced up, as they are credited with great destructive fac ulties. There are one hundred heads of fam ilies in good circumstances on Camas prairie whom we ehou.d 1 k<- to add to our aubscription list beginning with the new year. So many of the prairie boys are "courting" in Lewiston, and the roads here are so muddy that there is nobody around to gather local news from. Hence the scarcity. There are sixteen U. S. cases on the Lewiston calendar for trial at this term of court, fourteen of them against indi viduals and corporations for cutting timber on the public lauds. Over in Shoshone county, the tax levy is three and one-half per cent, on the hundred. The people of this county who complain of our nineteen mills tax ought to feel thankful they live here. The far seeing girl, looking into the misty future, expects to find an upright grand piano in her dainty stocking on Xmas morning, and the young men ought to see to it that they are not disappointed. Mr. Weeks has been giving some free exercises in vocal music io order to gel the singers together, when he hopes to form a class. All who wish to join the class are invited to come to the acad emy this, Friday evening. Dr. Kirkwood left yesterday for S.iiem, where he will in future reside. He is a graduate of the state medical college of California, and was for many years a pupil of the celebrated Dr. Tolan, of San Francisco. He will hold bis own with the best practitioners of the Willamett valley. Keep a weather eye open for fire«. We are to have a correspondent from Fairview. Let Cottonwood follow suit. Prof. Ross, of Lewiston, will furnish the music for the Odd feliow'e ball Dec. 27. Mrs. Wm. Hawley is expected to arrive next week from California to reside permanently. Now the children say their prayers to Santa Claus, and we hope all their wishes will be gratified. Ch. Bentz. the best butcher in these parts, Btarted this week on a business trip to Red Bluff, California. Those old-time stand-by's, Thomas and Jeremiah, have returned and will remain until after the holidays. This paper ought to go to every home in this county, but it don't and won't, so long as people want It for nothing. She gave her heart to her darling, And was in love clear up to her knees; But he proved a base deceiver— A sample of pyrites. The public convenience demands that a cross-walk he laid to the court-house at Mt. Idaho, and we hope the commis sionere will order one built at the next meeting. T. F. Singiser, ex-delegate to congress from Idaho territory, is register of the Devil's Lake land office, in Dakota territory, and ie said to be a red-hot shouting democrat. The Women's Journal asks: "Whom shall our daughters marry?" We sug gest that one of them would strike a bonanza by marryiug friend Redington, of the Heppner Gazette. The newly elected county officials will enter upon their duties Jan. 1., hut as they are all their own successors, the change will not materially affect the administration of county affairs. Every man likes to see hie name in print but we know a man who tipped us a V not many years since to keep hie name out of the paper the week after he bad been on a thanksgiving jubilee. An effort will be made this winter to extend the right of suffrage to the women of Idaho. The irrepressible Mrs. Duniway will probably visit Boise to take the field in person. It must come by and by. Mise Mary C. Benedict, one of the belles of Salmon river, ie the guest of Mr. and- Mrs. T. J. Davis, and will spend the balance of the winter in town, to the delight of her many friends on the prairie. The Watkins brothers, cattle-men of Terry, Caster county, M. T., will send an agent to tins prairie shortly, to purchase six hundred head of Iudiau mares to increase the broad stock on their Montana stock ranch. H. C. Brown, of Mt. Idaho, offers for sale, at the original cost price, a large lot of California and Oregon made clothing consisting oi men's, gents boys and children's clotbiug. The entire stock was selected carefully with especial reference to the wants of this commu nity, and will positively be sold at original cash pries. EARLY INSPECTION INVITED Every man, woman and child in Idaho County is invited to call at the GRANGEVILLE DRUG SORE as early as possible, and select your HOLIDAY PRESENTS From the Fresh New Goods wh ch which are now open, and which will be sold at SW*VERY LOW PRICES.-»* "What Shall I Buy For Christmas?' This Question you can answer more readily when you have Examined the large stock of USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL HOLIDAY PRESENTS —At the— GRANGEVILLE DRUG STORE. CtmMiimn tree next Friday night. A. B. Rnoke is over from Cottonwood having a broken thumb doctored. The sale of property on the delinquent tax list was postponed to Monday, Dec. 20. Cash Day left yesterday with his family homeward bound to Kansas to spend the winter. W. C. Pearson sold two lots out the mill race to Win. Shuck, of Salmon river, last week for seventy-five dollars. Town property is in demand. Martin L. Butler starts for Oro Fino to-morrow to teach a winter's term of school. He taught, a term in Pierce city some six years ago and gave general sat isfaction. The president has a great head on the Indian question. The milksop cranks and hypocritical philanthropists who have heretofore run the Indian bureau have been bounced and now common sense will have a chance. "We love him for the enemies he has made" Ed Brooks, the well known prospector left last Monday for San Fiancisco, where he says be intends to reside per manently, but we are willing to wager this printing office against a pair of last year's Bocks that he will be back in the mountains by the time the fool-bens nest again. According to the report of the U. 8. mint directors just received at this - ffice. our county is credited with a pro duction of only $100 000 in gold dost annually. This estimate is far below the actual production and it might have been more than doubled without impair ing its accuracy. Sdt Like Democrat .—The demise of Wm. Wade, of Slatervill. last Tuesday, is painfully realized in this city, inas much as the departed citizen was a good, noble-hearted gentleman of true blood. He was the father of W. A. Wade, a former leading business man of Ogden, now of Cottonwood, Idaho county, Idaho. Hutchenson, the horse thief, sent to the pen from this county last year, haa forwarded to sheriff Talkiogton a hand some hand-made plaited bridle as a token of his regard. The bridle is made of kangaroo leather and is put together in fine workmanship. Hutchenson may be a tough subject, hut the man that remembers his friends under such cir cumstances where he has nothing to gain, is not wholly bad. Geo. Anderson has quit driving stage owing to failing health and eyesight. He has been on the route nearly two years, with only a short vacation last summer, and he now proposes to quit the profession entirely. The school ma'ms along the route will mies him greatly, hs he was always cheerful and acconiodsting, and always arrived ahead of time, no matter wiiat the weather was. We wish him good luck in his new occupation. on A Card.— Being about to leave Camas prairie, I beg to return my sincere thanks to the people of Idaho county lor the generous support they have given me during mv residence here. Jay W' Kirkwood. Grsngville, Dec. 13, '86. M9W ON EXHIBITION, -At thi GRIN (SEVILLE D IUG STOKE, An Elegant Assortment of * Chromos, Photograph Albums, Plctur 3 Frames, Ladles Purses, Toilet S^ts, School Satchels, Perfume i Soap, Picture Frames, Writing Desks, Shaving Sets, Plain and Fancy Stationary, and Christmas Cards. Toys in Endless Variety at the GKANGEVILLE DRUG STORE. CONGRESSIONAL. Congress convened last' Mond ay, and after reading the president's message, both houses adjourned out of respect to deceased members. The indications point to an active session. The bills for the admission of Washington and Dako ta have been made epecial orders and are liable to be called up for debate at any time. It is our opinion tbatjjno new states will be admitted during^thia administration. The annual reporta of cabinet officers were made public Monday. Secretary Lamar devotes much space to the public domain, denounces the thefts which have been perpetrated and alao the illegal fencing of large tracts and says that the govern ment will prosecute the guilty parties. The president also strongly advocates the repeal of the pre-emption aud tim ber culture laws in hie message, and it ie probable that the reoomendation will be acted upon. The treasurer's report iajvery complete and accurate. He says the entire national debt will be paid by 1908. The secretary of the navy calls attention to the utterly defenceless condition of onr sea coast and lake frontiers. The report says we have neither guns nor torpedoes to make any resistance and urges that an appropaiation be made and work begun. ou THE LAKE ROAD The above is a title given to a proposed new highway, comencing on the section Hoe ten rods east of the north-west of section twenty-nine, township thirty, north range two east Boise meridian ; thence running due east on section line to intersect the road run ning from Grangeville south to the timber. Home opposition to this road has been developed by a false report that I intend to fence up my land on the west side of the lake. There iB positively no truth in this report. I own live Btock which get their water at the lake, having the same privelege which other stock have. I therefore insert this article to assure the public that so long as any land on the west side of the lake is in my possession it shall not be fenced. J. •€. Harris. cor ner Christmas. —The Grangeville drug store haa just received several freight loads of holiday goods of every conceiv able form and shape. The goods have been selected with as much care as if old Santa Claua himself had done the purchasing. It is without question the finest display of holiday goods ever exhibited in this county. Call and make your aeleotiona early as they are going fast. Dentistry.—J. H. McCallie desires to announce to the public of Idaho county that be has established a resident offloe in Dr. Bibby's drug store at Grangeville, and is now prepared to do all ktnde of dental work of a quality and at pricea that will give satisfaction to alL X IL McCauii.