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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS. $3, PER YEAR. TERMS, IN ADVANCE. ^VAVVYA\ YiVASV'AVv. NUMBER XXVIII. ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, DEi'EMBER 24, 1886. VOL I. THE FREE PRESS. A. F. PARKER, Editor and Proprietor. -C Registered at Orangeville Post-ofBee for transmission through the mulls at second class rates. a in in to Business Index. $ 3.00 One copy per year. One copy six months, One copy three months, d^^Legnl advertisements, $2 50 per square for first Insertion. Each subesquent Insertion, ft 50 per square. 'No paper or advertisement discontinued until all arrearages are paid up : ■Subscription, advertising and Job Work payable ln U. 8. Oold Coin. •Special Rates tor standing, transient and display advertisements. 2.00 1.25 TERRITORIAL DIRECTORY. Delegate ia Congress John Hailey. Governor. Secretary Treasurer Controller . Attorney E. A. Stevenson. E. J. Curtis. . J. Perrault. . . .8. W. Moody. D. P. B. Pride. U. S. Officials. Marshal . Attorney Surveyor General Ezra Baird. J. H. Hawley. J. C. Straughu. First Judicial District. Judge Cleric Norman Buck. Hazen Squier. The First Judicial District comprises the Counties of Nez Perce, Idaho, Shoshone and Kootenai, with headquarters at Lewiston, where all the 0. 8. business in the district Is transacted. The Judicial Districts and the times and places of holding Courts in each are designated by the Supreme Court when in session, and nre subject to change each year. The JudgeB of the First, Second and Third Districts assemble at the Capital on the second Monday in January in each year, and consti tute the Supreme Court of the Territory, with the Judge of the Third District as Chief Justice and A. L. Richardson as Clerk. us it Lewiston Land District. Register . Receiver P. H. Winston, Jr. .A. J. Shaw. Idaho County Directory. Auditor and Recorder . T. J. Rhoads. Sheriff District Attorney. Probate Judge. Treasurer. Assessor . A. W. Tnlkington. .J. H. Forney. .C. W. Case. .John Bower. .J. N. Rice. 1st dlst .Jas. Witt 2nd dlst 3rd dlst.Phil Cleary . S. E. Bibby . F. P. Turner Commissioners . IL S. Jones Coroner Surveyor STOCK DISTRICTS. idrganised. April, 13, 1886.] District No. 1.—The country south and east of Clearwater. L. Holt, Clerk. T. Wall Supt. District No. 2—Commencing at the junction of Cottonwood creek and Clearwater river, and running up said ereek to the mouth of the Jim Crooks hollow, thence up said hollow to the Lewiston anil Mt. Idaho road, thence along said road to the west line of W. C. Pearson s farm, thence due south to the base line, thence easterly to the Cle irwater river, theuce down the river to place of beginning. R. C. Brown, Clerk. O. D. Smith, Supt. District No. 3—Commencing at the point In the west line of District No. 2 where the Lew iston and Mt. Idaho road crosses the Jim Crooks hollow, and running northerly and easterly along the west and north lines of said district No. 2 to the Clearwater river, thence dowu said river to mouth of Lawyer's cauyou, thence up said canyon to the divide north of Chamberlain s place ; theuce along said divide to the point wnere the Lewiston and Mt. Idaho stage road crosses Cottuuwood hill, thence along said road to the place of beginning. Oeo. Odle, Clerk. J. L. Eckert. Supt. District No. 4—Commencing at south-west corner of C. H. Brockman s farm and running in a direct line to the nearest point on Kocky cauyou, theuce dowu Kocky c to yon to Salmon river, thence down 8 ilmon river to county line, thence along mid line to the south line of district No. 3, theuce easterly along said line to place of beginning. W. Thompson, Clerk. R. McLain, Supt. District No. 5—Commencing at the point where west bouudary of district No. 2 touches the base line, and running north along said boundary to the Lewiston and Mt. Idaho road, theuce westerly along said road to the north cast corner ol district No. 4, theuce along east bouudary of district No. 4 to Rocky canyon, theuce down Rocky cauyou to Salmon river, theuce up said river to mouth of Skookuin Chuck, theuce up Skookuin Chuck to the mountains and thence along the mouutalus to place of beginuiug. R. Overman, Supt. District No. 6—Commencing at the mouth of Bkookum Chuck and miming up Salmon river to the mouth ol Fiddle creek, thence up Fiddle creek to the mouutalus, theuce along the mountains to district No. 5, thence down the llue of said district to place of beginuiug. J. Fockler Supt. T. Swarta, Clerk. J. B. Chamberlain, Clerk. A TRIBUTE. Grangeville, I. T., Dec. 20, 1886. Editor Press:— School In district No, 5, closed December 10th. Miss Maggie Robinson, as teacher, filled her position with credit to herself and with entire satisfaction to all, endear ing herself to the pupils and at the time successfully governing and It does not often same instructing them, occur that all these happy faculties combine in the same teacher, and we, the trustees of this district, take plea sure in thus publicly expressing our aDDreciation of her ability as a teacher. C. F. Brown, J. W. Eastman, A. I. Watson, Trustees, Pist. •T. THE FREE PRESS. GRANGE VILLE, IDAHO. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, ISS«. Christmas. —Christmas is the e day of all the year given over to the little ones to remind them about the blessed savior who made the great gift of himself for their salvation. For the older folks it is a day of general cheer fulness and good Uving. Some of us may have grown hard and cold and the finer touches of our better selves may have been suppressed in contact with a selfish world, and we may no longer entertain the old child-like faith which once inspired us on stiridiy topics, hut we all gladly greet this blessed season as one of peace and good will, and with one accord are all willing to join in the angel's song of "Glory in Hie highest." And lo the sober mind, looking back over a long vista of years, echoes of that grand old song of the angel in the apocalypse, "Blessing and glory and wisdom and thunksgiving and honor and power he unto the Lord for ever and ever," may awaken re gretful thoughts of childish associations long since buried and almost forgotten. The children in their unwisdom do not understand the symbolic significance of the day, yet they know full well that it in some way celebrates the birth of the unselfish humanitarian who said, "Let the little ones come unto me, to-morrow ail over our free and happy land there will be joy and gladness i millions of homes, with the giving of gifts and songs of praise for the great gift of the crucified savior. And bo in the language of ' Tiny Tim ' wo say to all our readers, "God bless us every one," and may the present holiday season linger sweetly in the memory as long us we all may five. and so ii its a A. be on I ! The Deadlock. —An old friend writes us from B use city, Dec. 19, as follows : "The legislature has continued at dead lock this entire week, or one-tenth its legal existence. There are fourteen democrats and ten republicans in the house. The republicans called an anti mormon caucus, and on this dodge secured the attendance of two demo crats elected as anti-mormons. This divides the bouse equally. The council organised at once. There were five republicans, six regular democrats, and one democrat elected as an anti-mormon. Mr. .Smith, of Blackfoot, did not think it right to use his position to defeat the business of the legislature, and voted with the democrats." Court Notes. —The U. S. grand jury found true bills against all tiie parlies sued by the government for cuttiug timber on tHe public lands. The man Bannister, on trial for bigamy, found guilty and sentenced to five years imprisonment and a fine of one dollar. The llihb8 trial commenced Monday. Tiie territorial grand jury failed to indict the boys accused of larceny of cattle on Thorn creek for lack of juris diction, and the discharged, but were immediately re arrested and taken to Whitman county W. I., where the ofiense is said lo iiaVe been commuted. was prisoners were Elk City.—S un Ddlinger arrived out from Elk dining tiie week and reports the quartz ledges to tie showiug up grandly so far as they have been devel oped, and tiie proprietors are pleased with the prospects. A petition for mail service from Mt. Malio to Elk city has been forwarded to Washington, witli Mi. Reynolds as P. M., and when tiie route is in running order we hope to have a regular budget of news from the old camp. Legislative.— The council met and organized by electing Mayhew of Shoshone county, to the chair. Tiie house, being a tie, Lave not yet organ ized and have balloted about 100 times to elect a speaker, the vote standing twelve to twelve. Mr. Larimer lias introduced a bill relating to fences und tresspass, and another bill relating to tresspussing hogs. Dentistry.— J. H. McCallie desires to announce to tin public of Idahc county that he lias 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. 11. McCallie. To Oddfellows. —All members of the I. O. O. F. in good standing, and now residing in this county, are cordially nvited to attend the ball given at the Grange hall, Dec. 27, by the Mt. Idaho lodge, No. 7, without special invitation. By order of the Lodge. Notice.— I have this day sold to Fook Kee all my interest in the Chi nese store and garden, located at White Bird, on Salmon river, Dec. 2<> '86. Ping Kke. HOLIDAY SEASON! e The ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC IS INVITED To the Stock of HOLIDAY GOODS, The Largest and Best Selected Stock ever brought to this C^uatry- and which Includes A Varied Assortment of « HOLIDAY GIFTS. TOYS OF ALL KINDS, ALBUMS, PICTURE FRAMES, TOILET SETS FTC., ETC. AT THE Y £»; £S*"H()R FURTHER PARTICULARS READ ADJOINING COLUMNS. Now that is lier Pit A TTLE. SIDE IVA LK Merry Christmas. When a man has a cold he naturally blows about it. The yvorld is his who can see through its pretensions. The stores look like the holiday season these days. A cold wave is naturally followed by a matrimonial wave. D. H. Teicher is very low with an attack of pneumonia. May you never want for a mess of spare ribs in this auspicious season. Hope is the motive power that, leads men to act and activity leads to success. Rev. Chase will preach at the Lake school house, Dec. 20, at eleven o'clock A. M. Push forward with all your energy, be careful in business and you will succeed. Messrs. Freeborn and Coffer are burning 10(H) bushels of coal up in the foothills for use in the home market. The new two cent stamps to be circu lated in January, bear a profile head of Washington on a blue tinted back ground. Dr. McCallie shot a large white owl on his way into town last Friday, birds are supposed to be a rara avis and are seldom seen in these parts. On tlie first column of this page will he found a directory of U. 8. territorial and county otU ials and also the boun daries of the stock districts in this county. They will be continued until further notice. The Press gang make It a point of honor to observe the holidays, hence if I lie paper doesn't come up to its usual standard of literary excellence in tlie next two or three issues, you will kind ly put the blame where it belongs—on tlie holidays and not on us. Twenty-one is the popular game this winter. Last jsear this time, when money was more plentiful and times livelier, the boys were partial to the tiger game witli a little incidental stud poker on the side, but the result seems to be about the same in either lay-out. The Idaho division of the Union Pacific has adopted the twenty-four hour system in despatching trains. For convenience the conductors have the dials of their watches numbered on the inside of the other numbers, from 12 to 24, thus showing the hours at a glance. One of the products of Idaho county is babies. The latest addition to our population are the twin girls born to the wife of Peter Turnbull, December 1. The old man feels good over it and is going to buy himself a plug hat in honor of the event the next time he comes to the prairie. Drees well, dear girls, and look as pretty and neat and sweet as you can, but don't be forever buying and altering and fussing over your clothes. Those who do this sort of thing are the kind who make first-class nobodies after ! they are married, or who settle dowu 'late in life to shrivel up alone. Tiie Now that nature is putting on lier war paint old rheumatism must look to his joiutF. Colds are more frequently the result of Overheating and indigestion than exposure. The I. O. O. F. lodge at this place will initiate four new members at its next meeting. You can now wear your heaviest flannel underwear without lear of evil consequences. We dnp the preSi to announce, in case you forget it, tiiat to-morrow is Christmas day. A Yankee saw the Pope when in Romo recently, and was polite enough to ask after his wife and family. Don't let the Christmas dinner to morrow lose any of its relish by think ing of your own meanness. No mail arrived from points below Lewiston last Friday, owing probably to wasiiouts along the railroad. Paul Finn, the old Elk city miner, has been lying seriously sick on Ihe south fork lately and his recovery is not yet assured. Our goose bone predicts all kinds of weather for the next three months, with a long spell of intense cold in the * near future. Messrs. Christie and R ibie were up from Salmon river Just week making holiday purchases and tuking in tiie sights of tiie burg. Mr. Conley, who purchased Ihe old Watson ranch east of Henry Johnson's, is said to have made it I lie best impro ved farm on Camas prairie. Uncle John Wood and 'squire Harris had a close call the other day through the dropping of the wagon pole, but the gravs were too well bred to do much mischief. Ch. Rochepierre and Green Dallas will have their new logging chute com pleted next week, and will get out a lot of timber for building and other purposes during the winter. Mr. Turner has completed his work of repairing the Jackson bridge and has made a good job of it. He will leave next week to do some surveying over in the forks of the Clearwater. Two Asotin men were caved on and killed on Snake river, thirteen miles above Lewiston last week, while dig ging in a creek batik for beaver. Their names were Wamsley and Perringlon. "For dull December skies, And barns with harvest filled, We thank thee, Lord, who richly blessed The land thy servants tilled. The year to come is thine, Thou knowest what will be;. Send rain and dew and wind and sun As seemeth best to thee." "The early bird catches the worm." Well so does the early sqwaw. We've seen lier at tiie witching hour when the first gray streaks of early dawn pales the stars, prowling around the streets pick ing up scraps of frozen grub for the family, while tiie stanch,and steadfast buck, neglecting his morning duties of lighting the fire in tiie parlor stove and dusting off' the piano, renoses on h:s couch of down. Our admiration of the early sqwaw is more than sincere—its intense. Old '80 is on her last legs. Christm s tree this evening. The weather cron is never short. Square up with the printer at the end of the year. Go to Alexander A Freidenrich for Toys and Christmas Notions. There will be a praise service at the Grange hall Dec. 20, in the evening, Steamer J. M. White burned at Baton Rouge, La., on the 14th. Fifty lives lost. There is every indication that the 'open' winter will hit us a lick pretty eoon. Some of the hoys broke loose at Mi. Idaho last Fridayand frescoed the town in Culorow tints. Alexander & Freidenrich have a full line of Toys, Notions and Fancy goods for the holidays. Pierce city cast thirty-one votes at the last election of which thirty were lor honest John Hailey. The Xmas trees at the Grange hall this evening promises to be a gala occasion for the young folks. West by north the star of empire takes its way. Juneau, Alaska, is to have a paper called the Glacier. It is nut expected that any of the jurors now attending court lu Lewislun will be home lo spend the holidays. Tue üiiest display of Toys and holiday goods ever brought to this country have just beeu opened up at Alexander & Freidenrich. Tuesday was the shortest day in the year, but (here won't beany appreciable ditfeieuce lu the daylight till about February 1. The stage arrived on three wheels and a fence rail Tuesday night, one ol tlie hind wheels having carried away on Willow creek. One of the Castle boys capsized his wagon and dumped a load of freight all over the White Bird grade last week No fuitlier accident. Young man, a five cent cigar will make just us touch smoke us an import ed Henry Clay, and there is no compar ison ui the cost. Pailies desiring denial work done will lind J. H. M.,Caille at his otlice in the drug stole every day between tue hours oi U a. m. and 4 j>. m. Bill Sutherland of Yellow Pine fame lias soul ihe 'Sunset' mine m the Cœur d'A lenes, for $17,000. He w ill prospect in the Alton disLiict next summer. Sike Reynolds was the working mem ber ol tbe Christmas tree committee, and made a special trip to tire mount ains aud brougbl in three beauties. A sewing bee was held at McLain's residence Tuesday night, and twenty five of the young people turned out to make candy sacks lor the Xmas tree. "Not mindless of the growing years Of care and loss aud paiu, Our eyes arc wet with falling tears For blessings wnien remain." Tilers are one nuuored heads of fam dies in good circumstances oil Camas pratiie whom we should like to add lo our snuscriptmu list beginning with the new year. When Adam first saw Eve in the garUeu ut Eden, it is said he made a reniai k which reads Hie same whether you read it backwards or forwards. It was, "Madam, I'ui Adam. Paiouse Gazette. —Wui. Newton passed a creditable examination this week and was admitted lo practice as an attorney. •'Billy" will probably locate at Grauge vihe, Idaho, in the spring. Land inspector Caldwell says that aller examining the laud frauds perpe trated upun the government in Colorado he lias come to the conclusion that Ida ho is the purest and most conscientiously liouest couuiry ia the wond. H. C. Brown, of Mt. Idaho, offers for sale, ut tiie original cost price, a large lot of California aud Oregon made clothing consisting ol men's, gents boys and children's clothing. The entire stock was selected caretuliy with especial relereuee to tbe wants ol this commu nity, and will positively be sold at original cost price lor cash. The goddess of birds is the turkey, As tue bald-headed eagle is king And now, when tue weather grows murky, With politics out of tue Hing— Other gods we may look at and long for, While our hearts are witn thankfulness puffed ; But the bird of our heartf is all ready. An' waitin', poor dear, to be bluffed. Tiie "wild girl" story published on tbe editorial page is an artistic gem in its way, and if the gifted author will conde scend to write for this literary organ he cun name iiis own terms and they will be cheerfully paid. The story was illustrated in the last issue of the Police Gazette. 8ome of these amateurs have made lying a profound study, and they tiave things down so tine that tht-y regard it as a simple exercise in moral ity, aud 0ati give points to tiie Old Liar I himself. THE warm springs. Soi ne Remarkable Cures of Desperate Cases Narrated by the Proprietor. Everybody knows Fred Burgdorf the h'lpnv possessor of the famous hot sulphur springs on the Warrens trail, and he never tires of expatiating on the merits of the waters of tho "Prings as a cure for bodily ailments. L ist summer Fred promised to vote for us in tlie event that we were a candi date for tho legislature and would agree to offer the springs ns an amendment to the territorial organic law, in order to heal the defects of that instrument, and of course we cheerfully swore by the Great Horn Spoon that it should bo attended to, and wishing to post up the subject we asked: ' What is Ihe water good for?" "Good for everything. It will on cure any case of yaller janders in the world. Tell you what's a fact. Summer before lust a man come along with a yaller dog. He was the yallerest dog I NJÎ W. ever Well sir, that'dog fell in those springs, and when he come out he was as white as a sheet." "How is it for rheumatism?" "I'll tell what's a fact. You know B. AI. 1. Brown, in at Warrens?" "Yes." you "Well sir, B. M. I. had tho rhenma liz so had three years ago that he had to carry one leg over his shoulder, and Dr. Ford prescribed for him to out here and try those springs. Well sir, he come out and sloshed around for nearly a month, and then he went homo and the very first prospecting trip he made he struck the 'Bull Dog' ledge, the best quartz mine in Warrens. And hexidcR that, he can jump a ten rail fence easier now than he could fall off a log before." "Will it cure lying?" "Will it? You might try it yourself. But I'll tell you what's a fact. Your big brother, Frank, '~T, and in the summer of '80 Johnny Redington, chief of scouts, soaked off his scales of sin in those baths, and you know yourself what sort of a reputa Mon they used to have in those days. Well sir, ever since they used those baths they have both settled down to running newspapers, and they are now said to be the most truthful editors in the business, and now you can believe most all they say. Take my advice and try it yourself." come was up here in Mrs. J. C. Holt has returned to the prairie from Salt Lake city. Grape-vine dispatches to the Tress received last night announce the dead lock broken by the election of Thews, republican, as speaker—by the votes of democratic members, of course. An oil painting by Miss. Annie Wood was rallied for Sunday night and won by Tflm Aram. The young lady has quite a talent in I liât direction, and with practise and study will attain high honors. , The editor of the Salmon city Recorder was held up a few nights ago by a masked man witli a pistol. He was told there might be a funeral in town and a missing editor if certain articles were not stopped. a at its he NEW YEAR'S T IN THE Court House, Mt. Idaho, I, T. Dee. 31, 'SO. Friday Eveniny, COMMITTEE OF ARRANGMENT8. A. YV. Talklngton, \V. N. Knox, T. J. Rhoads, Geo. Smltn. H. C. Johnson, ELOOR MANAGERS. C. E. Holt, YVm. Hawley, I. S. Weile a, J. N. Kino. J. H. Gaffney, RECEPTION COMMITTEE. L. P. Brown. M. Wagner, John N. Rice, J. H. Forney, A. Fricdenrich, II. Wax, F. D. Vunsise. TICKETS, Including Supper, *2.50 gWF "Music by Prof. Ross and assistants. *^1 AH are Cordially Invited.