IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, FRIDAY,
MAY 12, 1899
$2. no PER YEAR
THE LEADERS OF LOW PRICES!
SPRING -A.2STI3 STJlÆfcÆEŒî.
NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK and NOWON DISPLAY
Ladies' Dress Skirts,
Tailor Made Suits,
Summer Dress Goods,
New Spring Styles Shoes.
The Big Store With Tiny Prices,
Miners Supplies, Groceries, Hardware, Harness and Saddlery, Patent Medicines, Hardwood.
orders will receive prompt and careful attention.
ALEXANDER & FREIDENRICH.
Is the Largest Store in Western Idaho county
and the most complete stock this
side of Lewiston.
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CASH HARDWARE STORE
ORCHARD & JACK, Props.
Tin and Qraniteware,
Paints, Oils, Doors
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A GENERAL LINE OF PLUMBING GOODS
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Fast Main ht., <irangeviiie, loauo. ;
aeeommodatiou of the
Fkksh Bitter. —Parties want
inir but ter or eggs should leave or- 1
■l. rs with D A. McKinlav, proprie
tor of "Mountain Gilt-Edge But
Dairv" Cottonwood, Idaho,
be in Grangeville every
\v h ite Bird
Largest Stock of
Miner's and Prospector's Out
fitting Supplies a
THE FREE PRESS
Editor and Propkiktob
RECORD OF THE R EEK.
From Monday's Daily.
Dwight Cramlal, of Seattle, is on
! the w ay to Buffalo Hump.
A hint to the wise is sufficient.
Go to the M. & M. Cash Store.
Kid Gloves. A11 the new shades
at The Bargain Store.
The finest line of silks ever
brought to town can ae seen at The
Royal Baking Powder will make
lighter, sweeter, more finely
flavored cake, biscuit and crusts.
Rev. Perkins will preach morn
ami evening in Den
May 14. Appropriate
Children's Day exercises are being
prepared for June 15, when it is
expected to have the usual basket
I am still in line with all kinds
of material to do wagon, machine
and plow repairing. Horseshoeing
! receives careful attention. Yours
for square dealing. Give mea call
and I will guarantee satisfaction,
D. R. Atherton.
The Palace hotel is now open
traveling public with R. D. Shearer
as proprietor, who promises to
conduct it as the best hotel in the
county. Rates $1 and $2 per day,
with bar and reading room in con
D ! Will —
1 Fml McPherson writes to the
; that the special illustrated
edition of the "Wave" will be ont
about May 20. The parties who
had in hand the production of the
Tribune special edition maintain a
mysterious silence as to its pro
FOR SALE—A few "Valpairai
so" colts, a few "Orphan Boy"
colts, and a few "Milton Medium" ,
1 driving geldings. A so pack horses !
and saddle horses at your own 1
price. Stock can be seen at "Or- j
cle 8" ranch 10 miles north of j
Grangeville, Idaho.—G korge A. i
th e place!
All who trade at the M. &
M. acknowledge that they get
the best value for their money'.
Tlieir Goods are warranted
to be as represented or your
money refunded. They sell
for Cash aud have no bad ac
counts to lose and consequent
ly their Prices are the Lowest.
They are prepared to out
fit Miners and Prospectors
with everything they need.
They carry a full line of
evaporated Potatoes and Vege
tables. They handle Farmer's
Produce, sueli as Butter, Eggs,
Meat, etc. Call on the
M. & M. GASH STORE.
Everything new throughout at
the Bridgeport hotel.
Insure your business houses,
dwellings and contents with the
Imperial Insurance Co., limited, of
Every effort is made to make
you comfortable at the Bridgeport
hotel. Rates reasonable.—O'Ban
non & Clark, proprietors.
Baled hay for sale at $8 per ton,
and loose hay at from $5 to $6 per
ton, at Ernest Smith's place, one
mile down the creek from Orange
The Pacific & Idaho Northern
railway arc pushing work with
vigor and expect to have their road
completed up the Weiser river and
in operation to Salubria by July 4.
There will be divine service in
the Catholic church at Grangeville
on May 14, at 10 o'clock. Every
body is invited to attend the serv
ice.— Rev. L. Mueller.
The M. & M. store has been
materially enlarged, and with the
big warehouse in the rear and com
modious basement underneath they
are now in condition to meet the
demands of their growing business.
Geo. Brown, Agent.
HEW CEMETERY NEEDED.
Proposition to Disturb the Dead Fails
to Find Favor.
One of the problems
fronting this community and call
ing for speedy
settlement is the purchase of a
plot of ground for cemetery pur
poses. The present burial ground
is already overcrowded to such an
extent that in digging graves for the
last two burials the diggers exposed
graves already occupied. We un
derstand further, that the trustees
of the Orangeville Improvement
association, winch owns the present
site, are averse to any more burials
taking place on their property.
We may as well say right here
that wo are not in sympathy with
the proposition to exhume the
mains of those who now lie buried
Those who have no personal inter
est in that spot of ground beyond a
financial interest cannot sympa
thise with those to whom it is
dered sacred because it contains
the dust of loved departed
We realize to the full that in this
sordid age the commercial and
financial feature predominates in
almost all transactions, but we
have not yet in this section reached
the stage where it can ride rough
shod over the tonderest sympathies
of our common humanity; and any
proposition looking to the desecra
tion of our little cemetery is bound
to evoke determined opposition on
the part of those who have vested
The talk that the cemetery should
be vacated and the bod tes exhumed
and buried elsewhere for sanitary
reasons is not well founded. The
experience of the older centers of
civilization in-the largest cities of
the Atlantic seaboard proves con
clusively that cemeteries exist in
the very heart of the most densely
populated thoroughfares without
in the least impairing the sanitary
conditions of the locality or ot the
community. Philadelphia is a case
in point. The city is noted for its
good health and almost perfect sau
itary condition. Yet on Arch
street, Chestnut street and other
principal streets in the very heart
of the business center occur at in
tenais small enclosures containing
the ashes of those who founded the
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city anil helped to make it great.
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these hallowed spots are made
beautiful and attractive. They are
il favorite resort for the population
of the oily, and their influence i«
• How pure iu heart umi sound in head.
With what divine affection bold,
Should Imj the man whose thoiufht« would
au bonr'i communion with the dead."
There is no reason why Grange
ville should not emulate this course
and make our little graveyard on
the hill a pleasant feature of the
town, instead of hunting like van
dais for the ashes of our dead.
And even if the attempt were
made not one-half the remains
would be found, for more than half
the surface marks of existing graves
are entirely obliterated.
' V >th our system ol water works
the idea of the cemetery contamin
P' n0W aQ
argument of the past. Give us a
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SURVEY TO ÔUFFALOHUMP
O R. & N. Co. Asks Permission
to Enter Forest Reserve.
Under date of May 2, the Ore
gonian prints the following tele
gram from Washington:
"The president of tho Oregon
Railroad & Navigation Company
has asked for permission to extend
the surveyed line from Mt. Idaho
to Buffalo Hump, in Idaho. A
large portion of this distance is in
the Bitter Soot forest reserve,
The commissioner of the general
land office recommends to the sec
rectory that the survey be made,
but holds that under the law no
construction work can lie permitted
until after the survey is favorably
This probably is another move in
the fight Mr. Mohler ih conducting
against his friends, the Northern
Pacific. Previous to this Mr.
Mohler had made no promises nor
given any indications of his plans
when once he had got into the
Clearwater country. A hint that
perhaps he might cross the Lolo
pass to a connection with the Bur
liugtoii was giveu out and credited
in (ttime quarters. None of the
the rout( . H gurveyed last fall and win
tel . |,y the Northern or O. R. & N.
ont went eio^j. to the Buffalo-Hump
who t y iail yj t jjaho, and there has
the been much speculation as to
a w-liether or not either of the roads
pro- wou ] ( j decide to go on to the Hump
this Mr. Mohler's action
while uot indicating the road will
be built for a certainty, is enough
, to set the Clearwater country talk
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j WIDER VEIN IN THE HIYU.
of j W. H. Palmer, Who is interested
A. i in the Hobson's Choice claim in
the Buffalo Hump camp, was in
ii our little
the oitv yesterday 011 Iûk way from j
the H mill) to eastern pointa 011
mining business, says the Review.
' The Hivu mine ia tim talk of j
central Idaho,*' he said ' When
I waa at r lorenee a few da va .-nice
the vein in the drift at the 3011-foot
level had widened to three and a
half feet and the average value in
gold was $28 per ton, the ore I »ring
absolutely free milling. It ia prov
ing to he a lino piece of mining
property and the developments at
depth are doing much to awaken
interest in Florence mines, which
only require similar persistent de
velopment to make them as valu
able as the Hiyu.
"The dredging company which
will operate near Florence has
placed an order for 140,(KH) feet of
lumber to be used in the extensive
operations to be undertaken there
"Work started Tuesday on a
new trail to the llump. Frank
Brown, the Hump store keeper, is
in charge of the work and it will
bo pushed with all possible speed.
About 40 head of horses will be
used in opening up the trail up to
the snow line and it will be shov
eled out from that point on. There
will lie leas snow on this route t han
on any other and it will he shorter
and more easily traveled. The
route is by the Big Cove and fol
lows the Blue ridge, which parallels
the water shed between the Clear
water and the Salmon, but is lower
than tho summit of the water shed
and therefore leas snowy. The ex
pense is being paid by subscription.
"The pay chute in the Big Buf
falo shaft ia richer and wider than
ever. 1 know this positively. Tho
average value across the foot of the
shaft has been shown to lie not less
than $170 per ton.
"Quite a town is springing up at
the Hump. There are fully 400
people in there. They are living
in touts pitched in holes scooped
out of the deep snow. There are
three saloons in the camp, no at
tention being paid to the regula
tions of the timber reserve agents,
who have ordered the saloons to
rmm Tuexiny. sully,
E. R. Davis got in from Buffalo
Hump last night,
You can save money on shoes at
the Golde» Rule store.
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1 lie Rev. 8>. Kindred, of Seattle,
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is registered at the Jersey house,
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"» V1 «'K given up his trip to
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Ja<*k Lemhi is building a fine
residence on his property north of
f)». U|, aw 1air
1 ' ol, " wu v*
, Have J' ou »Cell the new spring
8U1 ts for $7.o0, $ 0.00 and $11.(M),
ttt «' u ' Golden Rule store,
8. Richardson and son are
recent arrivals from Spokane and
the guests of George Reed,
Lynn Smith, brother to George,
started for Roseberg. Ore., this
afternoon on a few weeks' visit,
Frank Brown is out from Buffalo
and reports arrangement progress
ing for quitting a force of men at
W ork on the Jumbo on June 1.
A , e ndkl large assortment of
stings on sale this week at 20,
071 qa qo „„j , '
Eu. liill, with wife, family and
sister are here from Speariish,
*? akota - with ' he intention
of '«eating permanently.
G. Gallahau, of Mallick, who
reached town today, reports several
new locations and the discovery of
fresh ledges, showing free gold in
J. W. Wilkes has been seriously
sick for the past ten days with bil
ious typhoid fever. He has been
under the care of Dr. Bibby, and
is now on the road to recovery.
George Baker & Co. have opened
today their Grangeville sample
room8 in the Hartman building
corne r of Main and Coon streets,
with not hing but the very best
gtocfc 0 f wines, liquors and cigars,
and elegant bar appointments of
an ti que oak throughout,
briefly announced in yester
day's Press, thé death of Justus A.
Hamilton occurred at Stuart on
Friday last, May 5. Deceased was
» native of Ottumwa, Iowa, and
bad resided on this coast for 12
ye»™ P a8t ; having formerly been
employed in Colfax newspaper work
before his removal to Idahoconnty.
bast fall he conducted the Cotton
wood Times. At the late election
he was elected justice of the peace
for Stuart precinct and lately qual
ified as notary public. His health
bad been failing for s une time,
but in the past four weeks he failed
rapidly ami death finally resulted
f rom heart trouble. Every care
» ntl attention was shown him by
the people of Stuart, thus tostify
ing to the respect and esteem iu
which he was held by his neigh
hors. Our informaut, W. E.
Parry, requests us to thank the
people of Stuart fur their kind
offices to the deceased during his
j Fred Beck lletumèd Last Night and Was
G| V fiO a Public Reception.
From TueHdiiy'* (tally.
Word was •eeeived yesterday
afternoon tha 1 Fred Beck was 6n
his way up from Lewiston on tho
»tage unit would arrive here fit
night. The hi ;
and towards ex
ss hand hoys im
ged to give him a
at the opera house,
•ning tho hall filled
up with a goodly company to aid
irk. Owing to the
stage was late hi
it was nearly 10
in the good w<
heavy rains the
getting in and
o'clock before the young volunteer
was escort'd to the hall, the hand
in the meantime playing several
airs to relieve tlie monotony of tho
Mayor Henry Wax presided and
arranged a brief impromptu pro
gram, and upon the arrival of the
hero of tin- evening he was escorted
to the platfcr.n ancl in a short
speech fill ; of patriotic feeling ho
was welcomed home by A. F. Par
ker. Short speeches were also
made by Senator Fogg and A.
Maxey. A. L. Stone recited the
war ballad of "Barbara Fritchie,"
and the ladies sung patriotic airs.
At the conclusion of the program
the reception was held on the
platform with Fred in the post of
honor, and his hand was xvarmly
grasped by all present. He looks
very ill and thin, and while able to
walk without crutches he limps
»creep ibly. He has been kept too
busy today by parents ami friends
of the oih r members of company -
C asking after tho welfare of his
colleagues to have time to give us
Company C were given their
farewell reception here on April
29, 1899, and on April 30 they
marched away The fortune of
war has dealt kindly with our
Grangeville hoys, only two thus far
having died, one, Will Jones, hav
ing died with fever, the other, Will
Tracy, accidentally drowned in
BUFFALO. HUMP TOWNS.
Walter H. Hil Describes Their
in out from the
Hump for a short visit with hie
family. He reports much snow in
the mountains thin wiimiii. and as
it has settled down to a compact
mass, there is very liable to be ex
treme high witter next month.
"Two little towns have sprung up
iu the Buffalo Jluiup region," said
Mr. Hill; "one Buffalo, is situated *
adjoining and vest of the Big Buf
falo group, and the other, Callen
der, is just below the Winslow, on
Lake creek, near the site where
Clark & Sweeny propose to build
their mill. Boi li towns are grow
ing, and eaeh mve some points oL
merit. In winter time Callender
would be the most desirable place
to live, ou account of its sheltered
location, lying in a canyon and
heavily timbeeed; while Buffalo,
being high aril dry, and on a
southern slope, would be free trom
impurities of decaying damp vege
tation. The town of Buffalio has
two saloons, a restaurant and lodg
ing house, while at Callender are
located two stores, three saloons,
restaurant, lodging house, doctor's
office, barber shop, meat market,
W. 11. Hill
"As no sawrifills have yet been
established iu t
is living intent
up log frames cbvered with tents.
lie Hump everyoue
s or roughly thrown
There is a crying need for more
public hitching posts in town. The
permanent and transient population
and teams have so greatly increased
that on Saturdays the people from,
the country can fiud no place for
Construction of the Snake river
cut-off of the O. R. & N. is pro
gressing satisfactorily, though
tracklayiug will not be begun for
some time yet. The boring of tun
nels causes delay there, to no great
er extent than was expected, how
ever. When the tunnels shall be
finished, and tracklayiug begun, it
will be hut a short time till rails
are running ever the line. And
• then the heavy construction forces
will he turned on the work be
tween Riparia and Lewiston.
Safeguards the food
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