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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS. $3, PER YEAR. TERMS, IN ADVANCE. MONTAN I SEMPER LIBERI. NO. 9. GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO CO., IDAHO TERRITORY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1887. YOL. 2. the free press A. F. PAUKER. Editor and Proprietor. Entered at the Post-office at Orangeville, Idaho, as second class matter. «»-Special rates on application lor transient anti display advertisements, ry-m paper or advertisement discontinued until all arrearages are paid up. ftp "Legal advertisements, per square, or frac tion thereof, lor the first Insertion $2.50; each subsequent Insertion. $1.50 per square. AUGU8T 12, 1887 FRIDAY, The Weiser Road. —There is talk of petitioning congress for an appropria tion to build a military wagon road from Camas prairie to the Weiser country. The only obstacle in the way of a natural wagon road is the Salmon river Canyon. The road can be built for $00, 000, «ml would have been built years ago, only the annexation cianks in Lewiston misrepresented and opposed the matter. Un American. —The U. S. attorney general has instituted a suit in the terri torial supreme court at Silt Lake city, against the Mormon church for confis cation of $3.000,000 in property, and for the appointment of a receiver to wind up the affairs of the church of Jesus ■Christ of Latter day saints. The pro ceedings are instituted in conformity ■with the Edmunds law, which escheats all its property to the government in excess of $50,000. What an uproar would be caused if proceedings were begun to confiscate tho property of other religious denominations! Rhoads City. —About fifty prospect ors have gone over the Lolo trail to the Bill Rhoads camp, ten miles north of the sixty-second mile tree. The camp is about ninety miles from the Lolo ferry. A Lewiston parly are running a tunnel for the ledge, and another party from Pataha are going to winter in there. The formation is largely quartz ite and very rich «aient has been found but no ledge has been traced up to date. The quartz old Bill showed us in Lewis ton last fall was iron ore, and will be valuable as a flux if good galena is dis covered there, otherwise it is worthless. Those who think of going there this fall bad better await developments. Roads. —The road over Craig's moun tain is being put in good condition for fall trade. The editor of this paper in terviewed the commissioners of Nez Perce county three weeks since and succeeded in getting them to appro priate $825 in cash and all the lumber required to build bridges. Three me.n are now working on the Nez Perce side, ami they have put in some solid cordu roy work where needed, and also bridges at the bad crossings. Nez Perce will also assume one-half the cost of the bridge which will he built across Willow «reek this fall, Idaho county paying for the other half. Tiie commissioners down there take no stock in the pro posed new road, as it is claimed that it can never be made of much account. Tiie reports we have heard are verv ■conflicting, but the railroad from Lewis ton to Camas prairie will eventually come that-way. Mutk the prediction. Wheat Markets.- -The price of wheat is declining ail over the world and there is not much hope of another rise at present. Lewiston and Walla Walla buyers are holding off in the expecta tion of further decline. Quoted pricea ■are 50 cents free on board. This nets tho farmer 47 cents. As wheat goes down the price of sacks go up, and so the poor farmer is ground between the up>ei and nether millstones and catches it in the neck all around. On our recent, trip below we saw very little No. I wheat, the iiot spell in the spring having caught it in the dough and shriv eled it more or less. We apprehend that eome of the farmers who contracted their crop at 60 cents and sacks fur nished when the boom was on will have trouble in finding enough No. 1 to fill their contracts. It Is said by well posted men that tiie buyers will be «lad to declare all contracts off since tiie drop in prices, in which event nobodv will be hurt. The market is badly tangled up and the outlook is not encouraging for an advance in prices. In our opinion Camas prairie wheat will be worth more for home use than it would bring if thrown on the markets below. The remainder of T. A. Clark's sur veying party, consisting of six men and a cook, received orders last Wednesday to report at Denver, and on that even ing tiie entire outfit boarded the train for that place. Mr. Clark has, we un derstand, been appointed chief engineer of the Denver division of the U. P. rail road. This ends our Weiser and Little Salmon railroad for the present at least. — Weiser LeatUr. Keep busy at your own work, and you will have but little time to fool <iway looking after others. ! ANNOUNCEMENT!! loioi UNPRECEDENTED REDUCTION IN PRICES!!! tot With the View to CoimMate o ir B islmss wo OITor Our IMMENSE STOOK of $10,090 at PRICES Heretofore unknown in tho MERCANTILE HISTORY of IDAHO COUNTY. TWO —UN 's 9 But a Bona-fiie R«.liu*tion in the price of Every Article We Have to Sell ; Groceries, Dry G3t>ii, ChtMi?, Buti ail SYtîi. Croo'cery aui Gla-HS-wvre; Tin and Hardware; Faney Goods, Notions, Wood ani Willow Ware, Hits and Caps, Straw Goods, Paper Hangings; Gents' Furnishing goods; Tobacco's and Cigars; Medicine;; Paints; Oils and Glass; Saddlery; Etc. 200 SUITS OF MEN'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING AT ORIGINAL COST. We Have no Worthless or Shop-worn Goo Is, our Stock has been Carefully Selecteit, is Strictly First-class, nul will positively he Sold re^irlless of all For ner Quotations at the Smallest Minimum Above Original Cost: z NO ARGUMENT REQUIRED!-PRICES WILL TELL! If You Want to SAVE MONEY «jive ua a Call, and Yon Will Not Fail to bo Convinced. OURS '9 MT. IDAHO & GRANGEVILLE. .1 .. as Most people love to be uoticed, and feel largo in tbeir sphere. Texas declared against prohibition by 50,000. Oregon will probably favor it. There is no reason for the farmers to «rumble this year, and we have heard less than ever before. Dr. Cabaniss, formerly stationed at Camp Howard, died at San Francisco last, week, aged 69 years. F. J. Boston, ihe Lewiston tooth doctor, passed through town last week on his way to Warrens on a business trip. Don't grumble because someone is getting along in the world better than you are, but keep moving on to the front. Subscribe for your county paper, and it will lend increased enthusiasm to the editor, and cause him to redouble his efforts in your behalf. Sheriff Talkington returned Monday from his Oregon trip and reports pros perous times and booming towns thr nighout the Willamette valley. Copies of last weeks Free Press con taining information for immigrants can be had by regular subscribers free of charge on application at the office. District court meets at Mt. Idaho on Thursday, September 1, and (lie lawyers are getting ready for the trial of tiie cases in which they are interested. Frank Smith and Martin Collins came out from Warrens Saturday. Mr. Col lins went to Lewiston and Frank started in to put thp Meiner trail in good con dition. Tiie high water last, month carried off Mr. Beedee's arraslra, wheels end every thing at the month of Meadow creek above the wire bridge. He will rebuild next summer. Henrv Wax returned Siturday from a ... « Kall« «n.l ronnrts the trip to b.iokano FhIIs, ami répons HOI them metropolis booming on the 1 . strength of tiie mining developments in .1 „ n . i„„„ . .. tiie Cœur d'Alene country. A hr ither of our C. A. Doeher grub staked a Coeir d'Alene prospector la«t summer, sud three weeks ago they ief i-ed HU offer of $800 000 for the find. The mine is located on the south fork. Mr. Van Arsdel's party are now sur veying Irons Almota northward into tlie Palonse country. Tiie profile and topo graphical maps of tiie Little Salmon survey have been forwarded lo head qiirtru-rs at Omaha. ... , v r> $ . „ , wood & Roberts are bmldins: a saloon . . ir • • «-• . , adioining King & Kings store at Cut , . ._ » .» tonwood, and will open a bar shortly with 'squire Harris as major doom, Mr. Kmg will also start to building his new residence shortly. Camas prairie can beat the world on vegetables as well as on other things, Theodnre Caatle, of ihe Lake district brought us in a moi st>T radish Monday which measured 21} inches in circurn ference and weighed four pounds. ..... , , . , A. A. Mierow, of Lewiston, will ar .. . ,. ... . . rive at Orangeville to-morrow to re . . main one month. His business is to . . , , i ■ , , repair watches, docks and jewelry, and as lie lias a complete set of tools he will he able ro do all kinds of work in his line in a first-class manner. His head quarters will be at the hotel. Ho will also take orders for watches, clocks and jewelry. \V. F. Hohmnleka of the Orangeville meat m irket will deliver free to any port of the prai rie all orders for meat exceeding $2.50. tf. Rack at last! No more running around, but will confine myself exclusively to an office practice, where I can be found every day from 9 a. M. to 6 r. m. J. H. McCam.if., Dentist. II. C. Brown, of Mt. Idaho, offers for sale, at the original cost price, a large lot of California | aï j(j Oregon m »do clothing consi&tlng of men's, gent », toy 1 » and children's clothing. The en tire .-tuck was selected carefully with especial reference to the wants of this community, and will positively be sold at the original cost price for cash. vln27tf. ^ little flattery catches all men, and «omen too, but giving it is mean bu*i ne " 8 - James Buchanan has purchased the Weiler A Wax ranch situated nortn of town. Consideration $1000. Tiie Slate creek colony had a big dance Fridav night which is reported as M t he biggest sm cess of the year, _ " . . ; , Pont master Berk haa rereived all the , ^ paraphernalia for (he money order offi* e f J at Orangeville, and is now ready to .... . furnish the public with money orders. in view of the existing stringency of the money market here it may be necessary to state that Uncle Sam is not doing a credit business and that posi lively no application for money orders w| j| rece j ve j unless accompanied bv l ' ,e ca ®b. Mr. Greer, of Lolo ferry, arrived here , , ' , . .. bv team last Saturday evening wilh his : , ... , _ niece and remained a few days. Oneol . . . , ... his buggy horses died as soon as n was . , , „ , unhitched. He says that lamas prairie would get a whole lot of trade from the Wee-ipe prairie and Pierce city if we would only spend $100 m grading a road down Lawyer's canyon. Tiie road will probably be built when times improve. 3tf. Camas prairie may well be proud of her crop prospects. From all sections comes the good news that everything will pan out according to expectations. Since life Is a thorny and difficult path, Where toll is the portion of man. We all should endeavor, while passing along To make It as smooth as we can. The Warrens merchants are doing good business this summer outfitting the numerous parties of prospectors who have gone into the Alton country and beyond. George Riebold has discovered a rich silver-bearing quartz ledge one mile from Warrens which prospects exceed ingly well. That man will make a big fortune by and by. Good seasons and large crops will always make easy times, no matter who is president, but it does seem as if for tune were determined to smile upon the administration of Cleveland from start to finish. We saw a fine piece of rock from Mr. Willey's "Knott" mine this week which is about the richest quartz ever found in Warrens. The piece we saw must have averaged $1 to the pound in free gold. Mr. Willey has 111 tons of the richest ever taken from that mine now ready for crushing. Messrs. J. M. Merrill, A. W. Fox, M. L. Hoyt, John Gagan and L. M. Johi - son returned the latter part of the week from Alton district, near Warrens, where they had been for the purpose ol examining some mining property. It is understood that the gentlemen who went in there for the purpose of looking at the prospects are well pleased, and that a sale of the mine at a fuir figure is al moat certain.—Weiaer Leader. 1 PIONEER ASSOCIATION. The members of the Pioneer Associa tion met pursuant to adjournment. Called to order by J. H. Robinson, in the chair. Minutes of previous meet ing read and approved. The secretary then read a copy of the constitution of the Walla Walla Pioneer Association. On motion the constitution was adopted by this society with the understanding that a committee of three be appointed to revise the same and report at our next regular meeting. The chair ap pointed B. F. Morris, W. C. Pearson and M. H. Truscott as said committee. The chair announced that all those present who did not join the society before could do so now by signing the roll of membership, when the following gentlemen signed as members : Oeorge Popham D. H. Teicher Wm. Coram Jas. B. Sloan Ernest Smith On motion it was then agreed to go into an election of officers for the en suing year. The chair appointed Messrs. J. N. Rice and F. B. King as tellers. The following gentlemen receiving the highest number of votes were de clared elected. Hon. L. P. Brown, President J. H. Robinson, Vice President. M. H. Truscott Secretary. J. M. Dorman, Treasurer. The President-elect was escorted to the chair by Mr. J. H. Robinson. On motion it was agreed that any person, male or female, who are eligible to membership, may make application through any member and if not more than five negative votes are cast, shall be declared elected. On motion the Secretary was instruct ed to procure books necessary for the Association. On motion it was agreed that females under 14 and males under 18 were not eligible to membership. The President appointed as a board of directors Andrew Maguire James Witt Albert Weber Louie Weber John McPheraon D. H. Telcber J. R. Adkison F. B. King B. F. Morris Jas. Witt On motion s vote of thanks was ex tended to the editor of the Free Press for courtesies extended to the Associa tion. On motion meeting adjourned to meet the first Saturday in September at 2 o'clock r. m. L. P. BROWN, President. M. H. Truscott, Secretary. MT. IDAHO BUDGET . • Two cases of measles in town. Haying season is progressing finely. Mrs' Weiler will shortly leave on a visit to relatives at EUensburg, W. T. Three wagon loads of goods arrived Saturday for the new Chinese store at this place. One hundred sacks of ore from 8. 8. Fenn's ledge are here waking shipment and from the appearance of the ore wa anticipate good returns. All of the old pioneers seem to take a great interest in the pioneer association and it has the right kind of material to make its mission successful. What is the matter with the Foster grave question? Keep stirring it up, Mr. Editor. It is a burning shame that the grave of so brave a man should be so long neglected. Mr. Jas. Surridge was in town yester day with two of his Clydesdale colts, and they were beauties. More of such stock as this and fewer cayuses would be a great benefit to farmers. Ben Wing was out from the Newsome creek country where he has discovered new placer ground. He left Monday to further prospect the find. Roll Brown is interested with hin in the discovery. We notice a great many prospectors coming in and fitting out with supplies and starting for the mountains again. These men should be encouraged, for what these mountains need are pros pectors to develop the bidden treasure, which, when discovered, will always bring the capital to work it. Hon. L. P. Brown has bought Geo. Chamberlain's place on which the old race track is partly located, paying for the place $1,000. Upwards of $400 has been promised to put the track in order, and work will commence when the ground is wet enough to plough. Mr. Smith, of Elk city, has been hero several days nursing a poisoned thumb. He has shipped 6,500 pounds of rock from bis Elk city bonansas for assay treatment, and has ordered a steam engine to furnish power for his stamp battery and reduce his ore on the spot. Frixmd. Aug. 8, '87.