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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
$2.00 PER YEAR ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1905. r. 20. N 1 a gfc*'' • y ië i Gomion « 1 TP wn Of yourself and Child ren is largely determin ed by the warmth and quality of their Under wear. ing as well as the best fitting and most satis factory to yourself and children is 7 The best wear -V 4 srv - . SÖ ••••• Hunsing Underwear The Munsing Underwear is popular with all men tarh» 4are to he neatly and comfortably dressed. m* Cost No More c lad comc in union suits and sepàrate piece gar MQla in all goods. ie to The K t 1 • , 6 Unexpected Happens Som e t im es when you least expect it you get a blow from behind. There's something worse than that and that's rinding what you have bought %mks the quality that justifies the price. •MFfVe pay careful attention to quality. The goods show what they are worth and we guarantee they're all they seem. HE N R Y WAX The Pioneer Merchant - . /• m -7 make money easier than by attending —-Q UR SS Clearance Sale 20 per cent discount on Dress Goods, Hen's Su iits, Over coats and Shoes, Except Queen Quality Shoes We need the money and the room, you need the goods. Buy while you can save 20 per cent on every dollar. Men's $12 Suits $ 9.60 Men's 20 Suits 16.00 Men's 6 Suits 4.80 Hen's 7.50 Suits 6.00 Choice of any of our best 7c and 8c Prints One lot of double fold School Suitings, worth 15c énd 18c per yard to close I2ic. • - 5 e * Cam* and 5« what f 1.00 will hay la a Man'. Hat, any .hape The Burt L. Corsby Co. NSION QUESTION pUuMMM by Prominent Tim WNKSber Men. Mr. G. A. Rubedew and E. X. Brown, of Moscow, were in town a few days last week in the inter ests of the extension of time asked for by the Potlatch Lumber Co. for the removal of timber from state lauds purchased some four years ago. When these gentlemen arrived the matter of extension was very unpopular, but after the question was thoroughly explained to our business men quite a num ber substantial citizens placed their names to the petition asking the legislature to grant the timber company a twenty year extension of time. Mr. Rubedew is oue of the largest individual timber hold ers in Nortifern Idaho, and in an inteiview with the Free Press man made the following statement: "Every individual timber holder is interested and greatly in favor of the extension of time for the following reasons: '•First—If the extension is grant ed the compauy will remove the timber clean as they go and not jump from place to place over a distance of thirty-five miles, there by endangering it greatly by fire, which is one of the greatest risks owners of timber have to contend with. "Second—The market will not necessarily be over-supplied with manufactured luuil>er. "Third—The company will con agruct a common carrier railroad PPlQ|. %hieh any individual holder jflP^pÿvate concern can ship timber >ber. >urth— It will generally de a now unproductive region." Mr. Brown has been in the tim ber business all bis life and for the past four years prominent in the management of the Clearwater Timber company's business which is confined entirely to the Clear water section. He gives facts and figures as follows: "In consideration of the exten sion the Potlatch Lumber company proposes to build a railroad into the Potlatch basin and to com mence the construction during the year 1905, and to have the road completed within two years. They will build a large modern mill and manufacture the timher in Latah county and that they will not con test the right of the state to tax said timber. They will cut the timber clean and release the lands to the state as fast as cut." Mr. Brown also quotes Mr. Henry Turrisb, vice president of the Potlatch Lumber Co., as fol lows: "What we would like to do is go at it right and do what would be a handsome thing for Northern Idaho, this would be to build a railroad 75 miles long, east from Moscow through the timber. We would clean up the timber as we go, which would open up the land to agricultural settlement — both the state and other timber land. Somewhere up the road would be built a sawmill which would he a credit to any state and something Idaho might prize. The mill would cost 8250,000 to 8300,000. The railroad would cost 82,500,000. The timber already has cost us 83,000,000. Getting out the first timber and opening up ready to run would cost perhaps a quarter of a million dollars. The total immediate expenditure therefore would be about 86,000,000, within a very short time. We would do this much for that part of the coun try and do it as soon as we could get at it—that is within a year. We were promised immunity from taxes on this land when we bought it, but if the state is witling to ex tend the time to forty years we would be able to go at it and make the most of our bargain, and would be willing to pya taxes on the tim ber we have purchased. We will give any assurance of immediate work which may he asked. Fred erick Weyerhaeuser of Duluth, is one of the most responsible busi ness men who live, and his integri ty is never questioned. He has given his word, which is never questioned by reliable business men. The company is ready to put up a cash bond, a certified check to the amount of 8100,000 or enter into a contract to do these things. The visit of Mr. Rubedew and Mr. Brown and their frank argu ments have done much towards enlightening the commnninty on this subject. Right THE the the it ted bid the of is " -7 tt "Idaho" Company Entertained Mr and Mrs. W. C. Bunnell, as sisted by Miss Nona Nickel, enter tained the "Idaho" company at a dinner Saturday night after the play. The rooms were beautifully decorated with flags and evergreen intermingled with the Idaho colors, yellow and white. The table was profusely decorated with the state j colors and covers were laid for fourteen. It wss a most delightful j affair and greatly appreciated by j the visitors. COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, FREE PRESS OFFICIAL PAPER a the tax the of do a We we be a us first to do from ex we tim will is busi has to or these and argu on The been amy by and with to the is it be ther to ing the and all the ing the to Right Prices and Adequate Facilities Did the Work. THE COMMISSIONERS ARE BUST MEN Appoint Surveyor. County Physician and Janitor. The new hoard of county comis siouers have had a busy week and some pretty knotty problème to solve. The principal thing was the letting of a contract to do the county printing. For two years past this matter has been repre sented and misrepresented until the people were lead to believe that it should be let to the lowest bid der. The close competition be tween the local papers resulted in some very low prices being submit ted hut in the aggregate the Free Press presented the most favorable bid and was awarded the contract. The Free Press has been doing the county pointing for many years and with its splendid facilities and material en hand for doing such work could well afford to take the contract at a lower figure than its competitors who would have much material to buy. When it was known about town that the contract had been awarded, the Free Press was the recipient of many congratulations from the leading business men who are greatly pleased with the action of the board. Apart from letting the printing contract the matter of appointing a county physician and janitor was considered. Dr. G. 8. Stockton was chosen as county physician and 8. L. Cowan was given the place of janitor. The appoint ment of E. C. Spedden as county surveyor to fill the unexpired term of W. L. Spaulding, resigned, was confirmed and list of county offices is thereby complete. An enormous amount of work is yet to be considered and it may be nearly two weeks before the board adjourns. A of MUST STOP GAMBLING. Moral Wave at Last Strikes Grangevllle. The long talked of movement to stop gambling in this city was started yesterday when a complaint was made before Justice Hotchkiss charging the existauce of this offeuse and asking that it be stopped. It was not the desire of the plaintiff to try the charge in the courts if it could be stopped without, and consequently Mr. Hotchkiss notified all houses where gambling is supposed to he con ducted and the owners agreed to cloBe all games. This will include the money slot machine, but it is not likely that an attack will he made at the present time on those machines which pay in merchan dise. This is the first time in the history of Grangeville that there has been any real opposition gambling and it has been known all over the country as a wide open town. Just what the results of this move will be are hard to tell. al to Delinquent Taxes. The delinquent tax rolls are prac tically completed and the amount of unpaid taxes for 1904 is prac tically 89,925. This ie a trifle less than the year before the amount usually being between 810,000 and 812.000. In view of the gradual increase in the amount of taxes collected this is a splendid indica tion of the country's prosperity and is conclusive evidence thatonr peo ple are far from broke. Fifty Yun It« State* as enter at a the colors, was state j ■ad« from pure craaai at for a • j- « Jj 1 __ j I«n«i WniiO IiOm (Tip«la by ■Mom mtm prim rakino ropMR OO. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1905. IN THE LEGISLATURE. The Polygamy Bill Opens up Bitter Contest. Our lawmakers at Boise have been puttiug iu most of their time during the past week tryiug to reach an agreement on the polyg amy bill. This bill was introduced by Senator Nugent, of this couuty, and has reached such an acute stage that those who are familiar with the situation do not hesitate to prophesy that the question will never bo settled in caucus, unless the .admiuistrat'on yields to the wishes of the opposition. As there is no possibility of that beiugdone, it is expected the whole matter will be threshed out on the floor of the house with a wealth of detail and series of disclosures that will fur ther embitter the controversy. The supporters of the administration measure declare they are at a loss to understand the position of the opposition, unless it is born of a desire to fight the administration, using the polygamy measure as a pretext. They urge that the pend ing measure, being a copy of the Eiimund-Tucker act, is as strong a document as it is possible to frame, with the one exception of the pen alties named, which it' has been agreed to change, defining the min imum, and increasing the maxi mum, as has already been outlined. Several bills have been intro duced carrying appropriations for the construction of roads. A bill is to be introduced soon asking an appropriation of 820,000 and promising outside aid for the construction of a wagon road from Warren to Big creek, and to straighten that portion of the state road between Payette lake and Warren, so it will run practically all the way on one side of the river thereby avoiding nine crossings in the present road. The only cross ing provided for on the proposed route is at Little lake. The sup porters of the Goff trail bill regard the proposed road measure inimical to their uuderstanding and will fight it. a is be MINES AT LOREN A. A Wide-awake Settlement on the Clearwater. F. P. Turner, of Lorena, has been lookiug after business matters here several days this week and reports Lorena in a fair way to become a mining camp. W. F. Tiggins, who has been working a copper property there for several years, believes he has a mine and has gone, to Spokane and the Coeur d'Alenes to arrange for more ex tensive operations. He has a group of these claims and has done sever to be of in to is he the of al hundred feet of development work uncovering a good body of ore, which assays from 6 to 18 per cent copper with some gold and silver. have beep located and considerable work wilt A number of other cla'ins be done the coming sea son. The formation in that vicin ity is granite cut with porphyry and lime dykes. Mr. Tuiner has recently beeu appointed postmaster at Lorena aud, as soon as his bonds are ap proved, which will be in two or three weeks, he will take charge of the office. All agricultural land in that part of the county is now occupied by settlers and Lorena is fast becom ing a settlement of no mean im portance. to They Played "Idaho." The representation of "Idaho" at the I. O. O. F. hall last Friday and Saturday nights by Mr. L. Mitchell's Lewiston company was greatly enjoyed by large audiences They were only billed for Friday night, but at the request of many the performance was repeated the next night and a portion of the proceeds presented to the Grange ville hand. Mr. Mitchell is an Idaho boy who has risen high in bis profes sion and the splendid support given him by his company, many of whom are known here, added much to the success of the play. Mr. Leslie Thompson and Miss Edna Baird as comedians were especially strong and received the hearty ap plause of the audience in every act. On a whole it was one of the best entertainments ever seen here aud a return visit would be received less and and peo County Warrants Redeemed, Notice is hereby given, that the following county warrants will be paid on presentation to the County Treasurer at his office in Grange ville, Idaho, and that interest on said warrants will cease on the 29th day of Janoary, 1905,-to wit: Current expense fund, warrants issned October 18, 1904, No. 1052 to 1209 inclusive. Scalp bounty fund, warrants is sued April 27, 1903, No. 2 to 5 inclusive. Dated Janoary 19, 1905. Fraxk S. Rice, County Treasurer. at How to Secure a Handsome Hand-Decorated 42 Piece Dinner Set Dear Madam:—We have just received a large ship ment of beautiful gold-lined, three colored hand-decor ated 42 piece Dinner Sets. This ware iB of an absolute ly high grade quality, and is handsome enough to please the most fastidious. We desire also to inform you that we have a con tract with one of the largest potteries in the United States to furnish us with this handsome China Ware which enables us as an advertisement to place one of these Dinner Sets in every home in this vicinity. Delivered to any of our customers, old or new, who wish to avail themselves of this opportunity to secure a set of high-gradè China Ware. This is Our Liberal Offer When your cash purchases after this date reach $40 we will deliver to you upon payment of $3.85 to cover cost of freight, express and package charges only, one Hand-Decorated Dinner Set of 42 pieces. The distribution of these handsome Dinner Sets will in nowise affect our prices in any department. In all goods you buy here we shall persist in giving you the best and the most that your money can buy anywhere. This is your opportunity to secure a handsome, high grade 42 piece Dinner Set. We extend to you a special invitation to call at our store and inspect this beautiful China Ware. Our prop osition which will enable you to secure one of these Din ner Sets is the greatest offer made by any merchant. Yours truly, Big Buffalo Cash Store W. F. SCHMADEKA, Prop. (Haipillc Roller mills a : JACOB SCHWALBACH, Prop. "I i| MAilu facturer» of. The Pride of Camas Prairie î» <1 1 ;s The most celebrated Flour or by Whole Wheat Flour, manufactured from the whole .. wheat, which is the Healthiest and Strongest of flours. ^ Try a sack. Self-rising Flour—ready to use—just the „ thing for camping. Farina, Shorts, Bran, Corn Meal, Chopped Barley, constantly on hand. Cash paid for ;s wheat and Barley at all times. Public patronage solic ? ited and a square deal guaranteed. l '-5 Camas Prairie L. the the of ap best aud Machine Shop D. R. ATHERTON, Prop. We make a specialty of Blacksmithing and Wagon work. When in need of Extras come and see us; we a r e prepared to quote you prices on anything in the ttu..hinery line. Heavy Forging Saw Mill and Mining Machinery. We manu • factnre an Ore Car that is seoond to none. D. R. ATHERTON the be on the 1052 is 5 H. & S. Special La Perla Perfection The best Cigars made. Smoke no other. HoUoway^SeefeldL^J ■