IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
VOL. 2i. NO. 30
GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 1906
$2.00 PER YEAR
TO OUR FRIENDS <BL PATRONS
TJtf E wish you all well and at the same time desire
* to express our sincere appreciation of the many
gratifying evidences of your confidence and good will,
which has been bestowed on the new firm in greatly
increased business since our opening eight months ago.
Our company was formed, new buildings erected,
and plans laid to give to Grangeville and Camas Prai
rie a mercantile establishment second to none in Idaho.
We succeeded beyond our fondest expectations, but
our success is not due to individual effort but to the
magnificently generous support of our hundreds of
friends and patrons.
and can faithfully promise that the high standard of
store service, the. same sterling qualities and the
same low prices that gained us such an enviable
patronage in the past will be sedulously maintained
in the future. Again thanking you, we remain,
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If you wpnt something: nice
—and want full value for your money, come and see
our line. We have ladies' and gents' watches, all
sizes and prices; jewelry of all kinds, hollow and fiat
silverware, Libby cut glass, fancy China, pianos and
small musical instruments. Everything new and first
class and moderate in price.
3end your friends
Orangeville High School Souvenirs
QIBSON & ALLEN
Jewelers and Opticians
A HAPPY NEW Y EAR TO YOU
E thank you for your liberal pat
ronage during the past year and
would respectfully ask you for
a continuance of the same in the future.
We wish ypu prosperity.
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JACOB MATTHIX80N. President
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HOME FOR HOLIDAYS.
College Students home to visit
Parents and Friends.
Students from the different in
institutions of learning over the
country have been arriving for
washout had not occurred on the
railroad, most of them would have
come Friday und Saturday but
it was, the
If the slide and
majority arrived ou
Monday's stages. Among those who
came aie: Norman Adkison, and
the Misses Olive and MaudeCoram,
Alva Overman, Mahle Sweet, Belle
Sadie Stockton, Margaret
Teicher, Martha Sempert from the
University of Idaho at Moscow;
M iss Mary Monlux and Messrs.
Richardton and Almen from Pull
man, Wash., Fred Suren, Ralph
Scofield and Roy Manning from
Spokane; Miss Grace Schmadeka,
from Portland; Chas. Fray, from
Tacoma and Misses Davis and
McConnell from the Lewiston Nor
mol. R. W. Overman of OeneBse
schools and Miss Margaret Sweet,
of the Lewiston schools also re
turned for the holidays. Both are
valued instructors in their respec
Most of the students spent sever
al days in Lewiston, waiting for
the slide to' be cleared away. Otto
Almen and Frank Richardson be
came anxious to reach home and
started across from Lewiston over
land. The trip took just 24 hours,
over the worst kind of roads. When
they went to purchase tickets to
Orangeville at Lewiston,
Suren and the Misses Monlux and
Spedden were informed that no
tickets were to be issued. They
boarded the train, anyway, and
succeeded in getting through,
though it necessitated a long walk
over the rock slide.
JONAS FULLER DEAD.
Prominent Mining Man, Late of
Jonas Fuller, one of the best
known iniuing men in the country,
died at his rooms in the city Sun
day morning at 7 o'clock. Mr. Ful
ler was up town Saturday evening
until about 10 o'clock, and along
in tlie morning he arose to secure
a drink of water. This was about
2 o'clock. Hearing a noise in his
room later, friends went in and
found him dying. Heart failure
was the cause of his death. For the
past two years he has been making
his home at the Oliver house, in
the north side of the city.
Mr. Fuller at one time, in con
nection with Jonas Lawrence, of
this city, owned the famous
"H. Y." mining property at Thun
der Mountain. When this was
sold Mr. Fuller came to Grange
ville anil has resided here ever
since. The deceased was born in
Ohio and was 59 years -of age at
the time of his death. He has
one daughter at Lead City, S. D.
Jonas Fuller was one of those
who afford pleasure to all
His frank, open
who meet them,
hearted, manner was known aud
appreciated by all his acquaint
ances and liis generosity has helped
many a fellow-miner out of dis
tress. His life has been that of the
typical mountaineer and miner.
The daughter, from Dakota, will
be here in time for the funeral to
morrow afternoon. Interrment will
be made in the l'rairie View Ceme
Seniors of High Schools Ten
The members of the senior class
of the Higli school entertained at
the Wiltse House Saturday even
ing in honor of Prof. Chas, Green
ough, of the city schools. It was a
farewell party to Mr. Greenough.
who last Friday tendered his re
signation as superintendent of the
schools to take up his duties as
County Supt., the first of the year.
The room had been tastefully de
corated by some of the members of
the class, aud presented a very
pleasing appearance. Interesting
games were enjoyed until a late
hour, when delicious refreshments
were served. Mr. Greeuough's
work in his position at the school j
has always been of the highest W
order and he is one of the uaoBt
popular instructors with the pupils
and parents alike, ever engaged in
school work here. At the party j
Saturday night, the members of j
the class spoke feelingly of their ,
regret at his departure from school !
duties, hut wished him the best j
of success iu his uew position.
The People of Israel.
Lecture at the Catholic Church,
Sunday, the 30th, at 7:30 p. in.
Historical sketch of the chosen
people. Modern criticism and its
various hypotheses. We main
tain that the development of the
religion of Israel begins with Mon
otheism, and that the Messianic
idea is the central point of their
Rev. A. M. Billiau.
Rumored That He Must Answer to
Charge of larder.
CRIME COMMITTED FIVE TEARS AGO
Swan Knudtson the Victim of
James Wiley was arrested the
first of the week and is now con
fined in the county jail. It is
rumored that Wiley has been
arrested as one of the parties
responsible for the mnrder of 8wan
Knudtson. on the Salmon river
road near Florence, on August 17,
1901. Sheriff Green left yesterday
for the hills and it is reported that
other arrests in connection with
the case are sure to follow. As
usual the sheriff's office only looks
wise and refuses to talk and would
not even say upon what charge
Wiley was arrested.
The murder occurred in August,
1901, when Knndtson's body was
found by Lafe Yates and Chas.
Rice on the road leading from Sal
mon river to Florence. Knudtson
had left his home, which was about
one mile from the old Salmon river
bridge site, early that morning
with two pack horses loaded with
beef for the mining camp at Flor
ence. When found be was lying
in the road with three bullet holes
through his body and one through
each arm. One pack horse was
found lying a few feet away shot
through the head. Some crushed
brush near the road showed where
the assassin had concealed himself
while waiting for his victim but he
left no clue to his identity except
several empty cartridge shells.
Later, the state of Idaho,
through Governor Hunt, offered a
reward of 11,000.00 for the arrest
aud conviction of the guilty parties,
but up to this time sufficient evi
dence had never been secured to
justify an arrest. Numerous the
ories were advanced at the time as
to the cause of the crime but the
exact motive was never known.
No Mall fron Outside for Three
Grangeville and the other towns
which get their mail through the
local office were without mail for
three days last week, Friday, Sat
urday and Sunday. A rock slide
and a washout on the Clearwater
branch near the town of Greer,
was the cause of the delay. The
mail finally came, Monday, and
required 22 horses to haul it from
Stites. The mail was extremely
large owing to the delay and also
to the fact that it was Christmas
time and the package and parcel
mail was a large item itself. As
the train was the first to come
up the branch for three days, there
was a large number of passengers,
most of whom were college students
returning for the holiday vacation.
The Jackson stage line sent up
four rigs, all heavily loaded with
passengers, and the Wilks & Hay
den line also sent up several rigs.
As the delay occured just be
fore Christmas when everybody
was expecting more mail than
usual, it occasioned some incon
venience. At present the mail and
express lines are running all right,
but the road from Stites up is
certainly in a bad condition.
de- The second meeting of the Get
of together club will be held at the
very Armory after the holidays, some
time in January. At this meeting
late the ladies will he invited and en
tertainment of the highest class
provided for all. At the last meet
j U g on |y the gentleman of the city
W ere j uv ited and the occasion was
uaoBt the banner social event of the year,
Next time the ladies will be asked
in to enter into the spirit of the club,
party j ]t ought to provide an extremely
of j pleasant evening for all and ac
their , complish a lot in the way of "get
school ! ting together." Everybody, boost
best j era and knockers alike are hearti
Second Meeting to be Held
Sometime in January.
New five-room cottage, fine loca
tion, cheap, Terms reasonable,
Grangevilie Savings & Trost Co.
ly invited to join the club,
boosters get new ideas and the
knockers always change their ideas
for the better. You are called up
on to join Boou.
A mid-winter basket-dinner will
probably be the order in which the
refreshments are served at the
CAUGHT IN FLOOD
Mall Stage Is Upset at Luke's
Quite a serious accident befell
Thursday's outgoing stage. The
mail stage operated by Wilks &
Hayden, while crossing Three
mile creek, about three miles this
side of Stites, was caught in the
current of the stream and com
pletely npset. The stream, owing
to the melting of enow occasioned
by the "chinook" of the day be
fore, was a perfect torrent and it
is considered a miracle that any of
the passengers or more of the
horses were not drowned.
The Jackson stage was just
ahead of the mail stage and had
crossed the raging stream safely.
The driver of the later, James
Murchin, says that after entering
the stream he heard a tremendu
ous roar, which he supposed was
caused by the wind in the trees
over head. Just then the rig was
caught in the current and hurled
down the stream. The driver and
the one passenger managed to get
safely to the shore, but the wagon,
horses, mail sacks and all were
carried on farther down the stream.
One of the four horses was drown
ed. The mail sacks dropped out of
the rig and floated down stream.
Thursday's mail was an extra
heavy one. Several valuable
Christmas presents had been mail
ed that day. There was four mail
sacks in all, one of which contain
ed 22 registered packages. The
accident occurred at the Luke's
Qulch crossing, where Three-mile
creek empties into the Clearwater.
Young Spokane Murderer De
"Not guilty, by reason of in
sanity'' is the verdict that was re
turned in the case of Sidney Sloane,
the 18 year old boy who was charg
ed with the brntal murder of bis
father, Jamea F. Sloane, a pioneer
merchant of Spokane.
For the first time during the
trial Sidney Sloan changed coloras
the verdict was read. Tho color
mounted up his face to his forehead
but a moment later he was as calm
and impassive as ever. His mother
as the import of the verdiot was
brought home to her, gave a sigh
of relief that was audible iu every
part of the court room. Her face
changed color and then she bent
over and hid her face in her hands.
No verdict ever given by a jury
in Spokane county has been receiv
ed with more evident disfavor than
that in the Sloane case. An in
sanity verdict was almost beyond
the hopes of even the defense and
the result was heard with surprise
aud greeted with dissatisfaction
here. There is wild talk of tar and
feathering for the jury and lynch
ing for the boy, but no real dan
ger that either will occur.
After a verdict of "not guilty"
young Sloane arose as if to leave
the court room but was stopped.
His attorney, F. C. Robertson, de
sires that the boy shall be sent to
the insane asylum and this will
doubtless be done.
Idaho Loses More Valuable
Temporary withdrawals of ap
proximately 185,000 acres of timber
land in northern Latah and south
ern Kootnia counties to form the
proposed Palouse forest reserve
have been made by the president
in a procliamation received in the
Lewiston land office last week.
This latest withdrawal embraces
that land south and southeast of
the Coeur d'Alene Indian reserve.
The northern boundary of the Ijew
ieton land office extends to town
ship 42 and therefore is included
within the reservation.
The land in that portion of Latah
county included in the proclamation
and lying within the boundaries of
the Lewiston land office follows:
Sections 5 to 8 and 17 to 20 in
clusive in township 41-1 west; all
of township 42-1 west; sections 1
to 5 and 8 to 17 inclusive and sec
tion 24 in township 41-2 west;
sectious 1 to 18, 20 to 29 and 32 to
36 all inclnsive in township 42-2
west; sections 1 to 8an«f 17 to 26
inclusive in township 42-3 west;
sections 1 to 6, 8 to 16 and 21 to 24
all inclusive in township 42-4 west.
Taxes Being Paid.
H. E. Rothwell. deputy in the
assessors office says that that the
taxes for the year 1906 are coming
in pretty good the last few days.
Most of the amount are sent in by
mail. The taxes, if not paid before
January 7th, are delinquent, that
is, they must be paid Saturday,
Jan. 5th, or become deliquent the
following Monday. Compared with
the manner in which they were
paid last year, this year's taxes
bave no t been paid as readily.
loca- From present indications there
will be more delinquent taxeB this
Co. year than last.
REATLY appreciative of
the more than liberal pat
ronage bestowed upon us
during the passing year, we want
to thank our friends and patrons
for their presence in this store and
to wish them a happy and prosper
ous New Year.
The Big Buffalo
W. F. SCHMADEKA
ORANGEVILLE'S GREATEST STORE
WE WISH YOU A
^ Happy New Yearp
We heartily thank you for your
patronage during the year 1906
and hope the year 1907 will be
even more prosperous for you and
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Bank of Camas Prairie
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