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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
v^OL. 18. NO.-37. GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1904. $2.00 PER YEAR New Goods Arriving t . I For the next six wçeks will be receiving our large spring shipment of General Merchandise, which will equip our large department store in every detail. New Skirts, Suits, New Goods, Silks, Waists we new Tailor Made Belts, Dress and Shirt New Shoes Our first arrival is our large spring shipment of Selz Shoes. They are far super ior this season, and it will a pleasure for us to show you the best shoes for the least money. New Hats New spring stock of hats have all arrived. See our front window display for new spring styles in soft and stiff hats. No trouble for us to show goods Alexander & Freidenrich Just received a large and com- j plete line of : : ; I I NEW GOODS ( ÿlli Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots & Shoes I 5 I carry a complete line of Groceries, Hardware, I i Miner's and Stockmen's Supplies. Prices are right. While Bird, Idaho, , * -, —THE LEADING OUTFITTER— #•» •••• • • • • • • • ■ 3 9 t Watch this Space * ■ * t Î * ■ 9 •I» I « I » ? 9 9 9 * C H 9 ■ 3 « I. 1 m* HENRY WAX 1 •••♦ * • • • • ¥******* s vide Roller (Kills I JACOB SCHWALBACH. Prop. Manufacturers of << Pride of Camas Prairie î» 1 he most eelebiat-fd Flour r„ e . Htal ' iieA, „„j ,, our ' manufactured <>f the whole wheat, which is 3» * 'y to q se j ' *' lrr '*n;est of Flou's. Try a Sack. Self Rising Flour, £ Oppe.l Rar|g v 'hing for camping, farina, Shorts Brap, Corn Meal, £ 'hipcs Fuhii„ S } on ^and. L'csh paid for wheat, and Barley Ï * c Patronage solicited anda square deal guaranteed. I BAD STATE OF AFFAIRS Rights of Citizens Ignored Forest Reserves. The miners and business committee, of Elk City, who have charge of the movement to open a portion of the Bitter Root forest reserve, are digging up some facts that Bhould convince the most radical partisan that they have just cause for complaint. The Elk City Mining News says: The affidavits so far secured by the Minors' and Business Mens' committee brings to view a start ling state of affairs as relating to the administration of the Bitter Root Forest reserve—a condition of affairs so revolutionary as to be incredible were the testimony set ting them forth not given under oath by some of the best citizens of the district. Of course this paper recognizes, and admits in advance, the truth and correctness of the position assumed by the apologists for the administration, that those roles and regulations are in direct line with the general tenor of the national administration in its forest re.-erve policy, which seems to l ea policy of "the people be darned." For example, Mr. B —, a settler, for cash or money consideration, secured possessory right to a ranch and after spending several hundred dollars in building, fences, etc., notified by the reserve agents that inasmuch as the secretary of the interior refused to recognize his right to settle or bold laud said reserve, he is notified to cate. When this order is taken in connection with another ruling, it will be seen that the secretary of the interior arrogates to his il lustrous self the right of confisca tion. Thus, the before mentioned ruling is to the following effect: That any business established prior to thé withdrawal of the forest seserve from the public domai will be unmolested, but any one desiring to buy it since then, will do so at the risk of being refused permission to continue the busi ness, which amounts in effect to confiscation. All this regardless of, and in contradiction to, the that the forest reserve would in no way interfere with settlement industries of any kind which did not militate against the uational protection of the forests, mining industry especially was to be fostered. Let us see how it is being done. Among the first quisites for the successful develop ment of a mine is a wagon road, for the building of which the miner or operator must secure a permit, and he must, in order to secure this permit, give bonds in a sum nominated by the department, that he will respect and obey all and sundry of some fourteen im possibje rules, and also see to it that his neighbors obey the or to be reported, and disobedience of which on his part works for fefture of bond and permit. It is a fact that some of these agents claim the royal prerogative of prying into and inspecting pri vate business. It is a fact that at least upon one occasiou demand was made upon a mine manager to the effect that he produce the pany's books for the enlightment of the agent as to mill runs, returns, etc. ceptible of proof that rangers instructed to examine aud pass up on the mineral standing of miuing properties, correctness of U. 8. mineral surveys and etc. that the rangers selected for this duty, so far as this secliou is con cerned, being as ignorant Eskimo on both subjects, seemed to cut no figure with the depart ment. on mens is upon va re n assurances or The re same com assay It is also a fact sus are rhe fact as an A False Alarm Quite a little excitement caused Saturday by a fire alarm be ing turned in and the report that the court house was burning. The fire occured just north of town and was first observed by some of the officers at the court house who phoned the report to the central telephone office. This office under stood it to be the court house that was on fire and before the true condition could be learned the fire department and most of the peopl in town were rushing pell meli through the streets only to fiud that the fire was half a mile out in the country. The fire occured at Gee Bros, ranch in a smoke house where they were curing meat. The loss is quite heavy as they lost all their meat besides a goodly supply of wood. « an e Great Conflagration. Perhaps the most disastrous fire in the history of the United States broke out in Baltimore Sunday. One hundred and forty acres in the leart of the city was destroyed en tailing a loss of about «300,000,000. No loss of life has been reported although many have been severely burned and scalded. RUSSIA AND JAPAN AT WAR: a Elk by to be set of the the ea his in it of il to in no to is it on First Encounter On the Water Last Monday. VICTORY FOR THE LITTLE JAPS Now Preparing to Attack Port Arthur. The long talked of war between Russia and Japan has at last broken out. About midnight, Monday night, Japanese torpedo boats made a sudden attack upon the Russian squadron in front of Port Arthur, damaging iwo Rus sian battleships and a erusier. Re ports yesterday were that another battle had been fought in which Russia lost 50 men, 3 officers and one boat, is now The Japaner squadron in front of Port Arthur, Russia'-! principal port, preparing for an atiuck. Several Russian merchant ves sels have also been taken aud the cable between Japan and Korea cut. The United States squadron, of the Asiatic fleet, will probably be sent to Port Arthur to observe the operations, but main tain strict neutrality. is cruiser Trial at Roosevelt. Thunder mountain mining camp is putting on metropolitan airs and recently the first jury trial of a civ il case was held. M. F. Kirkpat rick iu reporting it to the Boise Statesman says: "Wo had our first trial by jury in Roosevelt the other day and it turned out to be the most thrilliug event that ever stirred up the town. Mike Kiusinger, who had been bartender for Sam Gillam, sued the latter for wages claimed. The case was heard before Justice Marsh & Lyden ap peared for the plaintiff, while the defense was represented by Dave Diamond, a packer, and Jack Cas sell, a well known miner. Hoyle Cavendish aud the Marquis of Queensbury rules were followed, the result being a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for «200 aud costs which was promptly paid. The way iu which the case was argued and submitted was entirely original and decidedly humorous." n McMahon. or White Bird School. The principal department of the White Bird school closed Friday. Never before iu the history of White Bird has a teacher given better satisfaction than the retiring principal J. L. Edwards has done. He was loved and esteemed bv all his pupils, and as a proof of their appreciation of him, they petitioned the board to extend his term, but on account of a shortage of funds, the board found it im possible to grant their petition. Mr. Edwards is a thorough, pro gressive, up-to-date teacher and the people of \\ hite Bird would be very fortunate to secure his service for another year. The school will continue two mouths yet under the management of the primary teacher Mies Scott. During the last month the follow ing pupils have neither been absent tardy:—Edith Richardson, Chas. Simmons and Ray Davis. nor More Reservations The United States land office at Boise has received telegraphic in structions from the interior de partment of the withdrawl of eral thousand acres of Und in Washington and Idaho counties for forest reserve purposes. This means that the land has been with drawn from settlement, entry, sale or other disposal, excepting uuder the mineral law. The minute descriptions of the land withdrawn has. not been ceived, but it is tributary to the Weiser, Salmon and Little Sal The description of land withdrawn is expected to be received in a few days when the land office will be in a position to know the full details. sev in re mon rivers. Obituary. Lunda J. Heath died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heath, Tuesday, February 2nd, at 4 p. m., aged 14 years 3 moths and 18 days. Before she became uncoucious she called all her relatives to her bedside, kissed them and said good bye, I want you all to meet me up above. She died in peace with a smile on her face. 8he leaves a bereaved father and mother and eight brothers and sisters to morn their loss. She was a kind and gentle girl and be loved by all who knew her. A Friend. IN DISTRICT COURT A Quiet Week—Now Ready for the Jury Work in the district court dur ing the past week has been rather quiet, yet a number of miuor cases have been disposed and everything will be in readiness for the jury trials which commence uexi Mon day. Last A judgment for «2332 aud costs were entered in favor of the de fendant in the case of the Idaho Comstock Mining & Milling Co., vs. Frank Lundstrom and a slay of execution for 30 days granted. In the divorce case of Mary E. Davis vs F. W. Davis, a decree was granted aud the plaintiff awarded the custody of the two minor children. Alfred J. Hodgkins, a native of Canada, was JAPS last of Re and granted citizenship papers. Anthony E. Bledsoe was grant ed a divorce from Mary E. Bledsoe. The state case against Nellie Gray and James Harvey, residents of the red light district, which was appealed from Judge Jaques' court was dismissed, brought last week by one of the denizens of the tenderloin charging the defendants with disturbing the peace. Geo. W. Goode was at torney for the plaintiff and after two days were occupied in a jury trial and costs piled up to amount of «(il, the case was appealed to the district court and promptly dismissed, and the county left to foot the bill. The mere fact that the case was allowed to get into the courts at all is severely criti cized and strongly savors of a job to beat the county out of a little money. This was a case ves the will to civ it the ap of THE McKINLEY MINE A Salmon River Property Com ing to the Front J. E. Laue, of Wardner, one of the owners of the McKinley mine near Lucile, was in town Tuesday enroute home from a visit to the The owners of the property are all residents of the Coeur d' Alene country and they purchased the claims several years ago from Marsh aud Alkire. they have driven COO feet of tun nel, cutting the ledge at a depth of 40 feet. The ledge has in creased iu width from 12 to 26 feet and it is claimed that the values run above «20. contract has just been let for 100 feet of drifting on the lower tun nel which, when completed, will leave an immense body of good blocked out. The company is incorporated for «150.000 but the stock has been put on the market, the ers preferring to hold it and have the work doue at their Lane mine. Since then Another ore never own of own ex is greatly pleased with the condition of the property and is confident it will make a great mine. A mill will probably be put on this summer. Mr. pense. of It Sounds Good. A special from Salt Lake to the Butte Miner sayB: H. B. Fnltou who has large in terests in the Thunder Mountain district, was here on his way east to order four largo mills for that district. These are in addition to those already going in on the Ful ton and Twentieth Century groups, the former twenty the latter forty stamps. One of the new mills goes to the Pittsburg, twenty stamps; one to the Empress, 10; the Idaho, 10 and one other, Ful ton says the district is in fine shape. The Dewey is producing «10 on the 700 foot level, and is re ducing fifty-five tons every twenty four hours at the mill. Fulton has 75,000 pounds of provisions at the terminus of the railroad ready for shipping, and expects a boom next season. ore a in are her this Teachers Examination. A very interesting meeting of the teachers in this part of the county was held in the high school rooms Saturday. About 20 teach ers were present and questions per taining to the betterment of schools were ably discussed. Through the untiring efforts of Superintendent Elsensobn a great deal of interest has been aroused in these meetiugs and they have done much to raise the standard of the public schools of Idaho county which are recognized all over the state as among the best. The next meeting will be held in Cottonwood on the 20th of this month, interested cordially invited. our All patrons and others in school work are Notice All persons knowing tbemsel indebted to the H. & H. Hardware Co., will please call at the store and settle without delay, as it is the intention to dissolve the 00 - partnership now existing and all accounts must be adjusted at once. William Hohaus. ves for J dur jury Clover de slay E. two of and Miscellaneous k Gur stock of Seeds will soon be in. trade in everything in this line, lower than any (consistent with quality), are fresh and pure. There is not one of the following kinds but what has been tried here and found remarkably well: We want your Our prices will he Our Seeds to grow the the at to to job Alfalfa Turkestan Alfalfa Alsike Clover Red Clover White Dutch Clover Red Top Timothy Brome Grass Kentucky Blue Grass Meadow Fescue Orchard Grass a * ^ ^ Italian Rye Grass Australian Salt Brush Hungarian Millet 5 a P® ~ Dwarf Essex Garden Seeds We are headquarters for Spray Pumps Pruning Knives, etc. Give us a show to figure on your wants of the d' in 26 H. & H. Hardware Go. The Yellow Front Opposite Post Office. Orangeville, Idaho THE - FIRST - NATIONAL ■ BANK OF GRANCEVILLE WALLACE SCOTT, President MARTIN WAGNER, Cashier Capital Stock $ 50,000 Does a General Banking Business—Foreign and Do mestic Exchange. We solicit your business, assuring courteous treatment. Drug Progress • • • • A drugnl,t who wishes to keep abreast of all the advances of the sci ence ol pharmacy must keep himself thoroughly Informed now Kernelius are constantly being brought out, new methods are intro duced, aud unleaa a pharmacist keeps pace with these advances proper aervlce cannot be given to customers. We believe that we keep abreast of the times and that our stock represents all advances in pharmacy up n> the latest hour We feel sure that we are in posi tion to give you service ol excellent quality—and why not have such service when it costa you no more than the other kind. The Right Drug Store Open Day and Night. Bonebrake & Cone, Proprietors. Denver Items. I wondet if it has snowed yet? Has Bobbie found it ont? Mr. and Mrs. Zehner left last Friday to attend the railroad meet ing held at Lewiston, Monday, February 8th. Bob Jones aud Tom Bales drove a fine bunch of hogs through here Tuesday. A drama will be presented here in the near future by local talent. C. J. Mulhall transacted busi ness in Orangeville, Tuesday. Local parties are thinking of starting a bank here in the near futnre. They are praticing the play of "Down in Dixie" at the Von Bar gen's school. There will be a dance given in Denver hall, February 12. All are invited to attend. Miss Lucy Howard returned to her sister's Sunday. A few Denver girls will take the boys sleigh riding some evening this week. Leslie Tillie and Josie Zehner were united in marriage last Sun day. A number of Denver people witnessed the Rod Rock Items M. F. Rogers has been called* to the bedside of his son, Alfred, who is suffering with appendicitis. He was attending school in Grange ville when he was attacked with the above named disease. Mrs. J. C. Kindal who was thrown from a hack one day last week, is still confined to her room. Her sister, Miss Edith Chase, is staying with her. The little son of Albert Rogers is quite ill with croup. The school directors of the Red Rock district have decided to have another month of school. The carpenters are busy at work on the new Christian church at Lowe. James Pearson is daily expected home from the east with his bride. The boys have all the old tin cans and cow bells, and shotguns the reservation gathered up and awaiting Jim's return, when they, intend to give him a genuine old western reception. Oil Get your tin and graniteware at the Big Buffalo Cash store, going at wholesale coat.