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IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS.
VOL. 22 , NO. 22 ORANGEVILLE. IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, OCT. 31 , 1907 . $2.00 PER YEAR for time in which to dispose of his IAS AN Death of Deceased Mourned of R- E. Lockwood at Riggins Last Week. Death STATE-WIDE REPUTATION by Idaho Generally. a From facts obtained it is evident the death of R. E. Lockwood at Biggins last week was caused by the accidental discharge of a revol ver which be had given to a friend and was in the act of showing him how it worked. The death of Mr. Lockwood is untimely, he having reached that where the highest capibalities üFa bright intellect are attained. Robert Edward Lockwood was born on a farm in western Oregon in 1869. He began the printers' trade at the age of 17. In 1890 he went to Weiser and established the Weiser Sjgnal which he made one of the leading weekly and semi weekly papers of the state. In 1891 he purchased the Weiser Leader, combining it with the Signal. He was married the same year and to this union one sou, George Lock jwood, »ge 15, survives, togertier with the wife. In 1901 Mr. Lockwood took into [partnership with him F. 8 . Hard ing and turned the active manage ment of the newspaper business nver to him and purchased a ranch and placer mine at Riggins in Ida ho county, where he has devoted [the greater part of his time ever In 1905 he sold bis interest age HDce. n the Signal to Mr. Harding. In 1903, Mr. Lockwood erected one if the best business blocks in the :ity of Weiser for the use of the lignai. For tlie last six years Mr. Lock vood had devoted Iiis energies and ittention assiduously to his ranch loti placer mine whicii he had de reloped into valuable property. When Senator Dubois ha idea of establishing the Scimi- J »r, Mr. Lockwood was offered ! he position of managing editor, le accepted the position but asked conceived I Extraordinary Special Values J le llnM Women's wool, fleece lined vests and pants, regular and extra sizes; 75c goitys Women's 50 c Underwear^ 35 c Extra heavy ribbed, soft fleece Vests and pants in regular and extra sizes. 50c values on sale at 50c at finished. Women's natural gray union suits. Made of extra select yarns. Regular 75c values at. Children's Munsing vests and pants superior to all others for fit and wear, ( >,r > c CAft values on sale at_llUv 35 Os. 65c Children's 75c Union Suits, 50 c Greatest values ever offered. Now is the time to get under wear bargains. place. Heres the Women's natural gray vests »ml pants, the finest winter underwear fine 85 cent values Women's natural wool vests aud pants, unexcelled iu fit and durabil ity. $1 .25 values Munsing make, fo r women. SI.00 60c at at Children's $1 M'sing Union Suits at_ $1 Children's $1.25 M'sing Uniou suits at. 85c \ Women's heavy ribbed slight ly fleece lined Union Suits »1 60 Women's Munsing union suits in all wool, wool and silk in natural, flesh and white, value« $ 1.00 $1.50 up to $5 WINTER CLOTHES Most comprehensive assortment you were ever asked to select from. Every kink of fashion, every garment perfectly, properly made by the world's foremost tailors, Kohn Bros. 1 here's a lot °f mighty poor clothes shown iu this town, but it isn't at this ■tore. Yon take uo risk here. Prices that mean money to you. WHERE THE SIGN FLASHES" it for time in which to dispose of his interests at Riggins. _ It is known that he had parties from Spok interested and expected to close the deal with them. It is supposed that he had done so as he had writ ten to Senator Dubois that lie would leave for Boise Tuesday. This letter, which is probably the last he had ever written, was as follows: Riggius, Ida., Oct. 17, 1907. Hon. Fred T. Dubois, Boise, Idaho. I will bave my af fairs here in shape so that I can leave for Boise on Tuesday or Wed nesday next. I hope to be there by the 25th. ane Dear Fred: Sincerely yours, R. E. LOCKWOOD. It is known that Mr. Lockwood had a valuable property and it is believed that he disposed of it for a sum that would enable him to fullfill his lifelong ambition to set tle down with his family, and joy life. Besides being a terrible loss ami shock to his family, his death will be a shock to thousands of friends over the entire state, who had come to know and honor theman. He had always been an Democrat, attending all the conventions of the parties and widely known and respected. one of the best newspaper men in the state and iiis anticipated turn to the profession was awaited with pleasure by the newspaper fraternity of the state. A eu active state was lie was re Not Guilty. In the case of the state of Idaho vs E. A. Randall, tried Saturday and Monday before Judge Vine yard, the court found the defendant "not guilty." This was a case in which J. M. Dobbins accused Mr. Randall of stealing three head of steers on or about October 3rd. The evidence introduced failed to prove the charge. Both parties are from Joseph Plains and it is hinted by some who claim to know that the action was the result of some neighborhood quarrels. it J road can secure tlie same by calling ! upon the bank designated as their depositary. Geo M. Reed, Seere tary Board of Trustees. Can Get Your Notes Back. Those who have givpn their notes to aid in t,he construction of I the Lewiston Southeastern Electric TEACHERS NERF lie Pedagogues for a Week's l n _ struction THE ATTENDANCE IS LARGE Friday Will Wit Successful ss Close of ession 1 is to I he County Normal is in session this week, Monday being the open ing date. The attendance is above the average and the teachers taking great interest in the work. A corps of instructors have been secured by Prof. Greenough that i: doing very grod work. Prof. Hibbard, who instructs in mathematics, has imparted siderable knowledge to the teachers and is a strong advocate of the "shortcut" method. He gave an illustrated lecture at the court house 1 uesday evening, taking as his subject the "Origiu aud De velopment Of Mathematics, lecture was M E are R. 1S J. con The one of great interest and brought a large attendance. Miss Marie Long, who has charge of the instructions inprimaiy work advocates S new methods in the teaching of tlie young and tier talks and lectures have evoked renewed interest. A. in of to is of E Miss Henry English, is well fitted to handle her subject, suited through her efforts and it is safe to say many will leave the institute with a more thorough understanding of the English language and methods of teaching it than heretofore. Miss Henrv, wlio lias traveled extensivelly in Europe and for a time was a resi dent of Paris, will lecture at the court, house tonight ou ''Interesting Features of Paris." The following is a list of those registered up to Tuesday night; Stites. Mrs. Rena Adams, John B. Carter, Miss Jennie Peterson, Miss Stella Siewert, Denver. Normau B. Adkinson, Edna Ratcliff, ; Dosha Ratcliff, Alma Ratcliff, Margaret Denaain, Grangevilie. who instructs in Much good lias re E I of Alma Almen, MAY BE CREAMERY Parties Here Looking Over the Field Are Well Pleased WILL RETURN AGAIN IN YEAR Means Money to Ranchersand Will Make Dairying Pay In the issue of the Free Press of July 25th, this year, we advocated iu strong terms a creamery for Grangevilie and in a half column, Hcare head article, stated facts and figures showing why it would be a profitable investment as well as an important factor in building up the country by developing the dairy Tlie agitation has interests. brought results for if the plans of Messrs. Erwin and Goodhue, who have been here for some time past, are carried out before another year Graugeville will have a first-class creamery and the ranchers will be able to take a good profit from a new industry. The gentlemau left during the early part of tlie week for Mabton, Washington, but wiil return again in the spring to take up the work. They met with great encouragement and are well satis fied there is an excellent opening here. When they return the work will be taken up and we hope to be able to tell our readers of some plans to be carried out which will give to us one of the largest and best equipped creameries iu Idaho. Goodenough Dividend. The five stamp mill that has been in use on the Goodenongh property, iu the Marshall Lake district during the summer, on ore taken out during development has pounded out enough gold to pay all the operating expenses and left re ainount which will maining an make it possible for the company to declare a dividend of 10 per cent. Elma M. Clark, Geo. W. Cotton, Mrs. Edith A. Crosby, Yinnie Denny, Anna Flynn, Lucile Hawkins, Mathel Henry, Clara Hoyt, Esther Moon, Henry J. Muuro, Mabel Muuro, Geo. A McDonald, Doretbea McCarty, Leola Peebles, Maud& Peebles, Mrs. Sarah Spedden, Carrie Stautial, Eunice Atkins, Alice J. Stevens, Janett Wood, Mrs. Zumwalt, r. Yawthers, lizabeth Burrows, Mt. Idaho. # who Mr. of are and here the only ting is tA day per ago the on in on M E # R. R. Arnold, Ettie M. Arnold, Woodland. J. F. Bennett, # Westlake. Lillian Brockman, May Brockman, Kooskia Archie Vouham, Fred Carlberg, Luella Palmerton, T. Rossiter, Helen Hovey, S Harrisburg. A. K. Carlson, White Bird. E dna Cochran, May B. Meyer, Ferdinand. Mrs. Edgar Fry, Mrs. J. W. Nichol, Winona. E . W. Gibbons, Mrs. M. E. Parsons, Blanch Rapp, Alartiia Pickett, Kamiah Elmere Hastings, jueah Wilson, I Green Creek. W. C. Hood, Tolo. Helen McGrew, Frances Stewart, Cottonwood. Anna Nicholson, Florence Stevenson, Clearwater. i Martha Sempert, Mrs. Nana Garter, Canfield. Zoe Tilley. Cottonwood Hotel Sold Joe Paine, the landlord of the Hotel Cottonwood was in this city this week aud informs us he bas disposed of the property but will continue to conduct the business, having leased the place of its uew owners, E. E. Ehrharte, president of the First National bank of this city, and Walter Brown a well known local capitalist. The con sideration was $8,500. Thirteen months ago Mr. Paine paid $5,000 for the property, made a number of improvements and brought the property up to a point where it was known as the best hotel east of Lewiston. The splen did service of the hostelry under Mr. Paine's management is well known and he has leased back from the present purchasers for a period of thirteen months and will per sonally conduct the business until the expiration of that time. Coincident with the sale of tiie hotel Mr. Paine acquired three hundred acres of tine land five miles south of the new town Voll mer, the consideration being $ 11 , 000. This land purchased from Mr. Ehrharte, one of the pur chasers of the hotel. ' 1 G 0 acres of the land purchased by Mr. Paine is now in crop and under lease and the other ICO will be leased also, thus producing a splendid revenue. of St S' w a of be a be A Good Copper Property, Fred A. Davis returned the first of the week from British Columbia and the Metaline district of Wash ington where he has been during the summer. Mr. Davis is the original locater of the properties owned by the Black Diamond Cop per Co., near Whitebird and left for there yesterday. This company is an organization of capitalists and practical mining men and owns nine claims on the west side of the Salmon river, in the Camp Koward district. Assays show values run ning from $10 to $160 to the ton and with the arrival of a railroad it looks as though the property would make one of the greatest copper propositions in the west. has ore has all re will Presbyterian Church. Rev. Boozer will begin a series of sermons on the home next Sun day morning with the ''Father and the Child. per » y like big I told Six three and made mill ning aud air week. the and of the the side its the time Our Fellow Townsman Tells Butte of Our Greatness ADTERTISES THE COUNTRY Men of His Stamp Valuable As set to Country in General Orangeville is getting some big boosting through Rudolph Bertsch, who is on iiis way east, as the fol lowing clippings from Butte, Mon tana, papers indicate. Men like Mr. Bertsch, who have the interests of their town and county at heait are the kind that lift little country towns to cities. The enthusiastic citizen is the most valuable asset a town can have. ''Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Bertsch and their daughters, Pearl and Ruby, of Orangeville, Idaho, are here visiting their brother, Otto Bertsch, 119 Second street. Mr. Bertsch boasts of being from the largest county in the United States without a railroad, and the only city in the United States where you can get your tickets, get ting your baggage checked to any place in the country. Grangevilie is the county seat in the largest county in the United States. Air. Bertsch also informs us that tA Northern Pacific railroad is now constructing a branch line from Culdesac to Orangeville, working a crew of 1,500 men from day to night, expecting to complete same in May nr June. The crops yielding from the prairies are from 50 to 70 bushels per acre. A $65,000 hotel is being built." "Rudolph Bertsch, many years ago a resident of Butte, but now a prominent business man of Grange ville, Idaho, is visiting old scenes here. Mr. Bertsch was here when the narrow gauge reached Butte, and lie recalled today the scenes on tlie principal streets wheu that event was celebrated." ''Butte looks very different t-hau in those days," he said. '"It's a good old town, but we think we have a better one down our way Idaho. Grangevilie, is the ldRest town in the United States on a railroad, and a prosperous place. Two railroads are building our way aud we expect to be better known when we get railroad trans portation." of such of from L. hotel last by tlie he eight the ports find filed on who some with and to i , of Ore Crusher on Buster Prop erty Ready for Operating PLACING OTHER MACHINERY Will be Pounding Out the Yel low Metal Within Month * 1 ore crusher in the new 10 - mill at the Buster rniue was its trial run Thursday of last and since that time the ma chine lias been in almost constant operation crushing rock for the concrete that is used to wall the boilers and for other places in tlie mill. The machine is capable of crushing 250 tons of rock a day, and this aud the capacious ore bins provided at every trausfer point between the shaft and the batteries guarantees that the ten stamps will have to be worked to their full capacity for them to treat the pro duction of the mine. St S' w Building Nearly Complete The progress on the mill building, the installing of tlie machinery, etc., has been great tiie past two weeks. The mill building is prac tically complete, so far as outside appearance is concerned, tiie roof work having been finished tlie middle of the week. The force of carpenters lias been divided and a number of the meu are at work on the cyanide buildiug, the frame tor which was completed before the, construction work on the mill was [ begun. The material for the dozen or more large tanks is on the ground, and wbile work on the cyanide building is in progress other men will be engager! assembl ing the material and putting the tanks lip. ^ the left the ton Six Concentrators. The placing of machinery is keeping pace with the work on the Sun- building, this being in charge of and Brown and Thompson. In fact the bustle and appearance is very much like in the machinery hall of a great exposition a day or two bch re the big show opens. That as I pression of the whole, ticulars an 1111 - As to par many new things have transpired since Mining News last ! told its readers about the big plant. Six concentrator in two sections, three in a sectiim. are in a place and the tailingB connection partly made with the cyanide plant; the mill engine is placed and in run ning order; bricking the new boiler aud placing the shafts for the centrators and batteries is progress; the storage tank of the air compressor and also the air compressor was put in place this week. Enough lumber to complete the mill building has been tawed, and as soon as a sufficient amount of rock for the concrete is crushed, the boiler that was used to operate the sawmill will be moved along side the new boiler to supplement its power. Superintendent Joseph Thorn thinks everything will be ready the mill can begin operating some time about the 15th of November. —Mining New^ con now in so a of trouble last week but finally ! Hiiceeeded in getting matters in | such a shape lie was aide to get out of the country. His trouble dates from a time when he departed from Florence and left a bill unpaid. O. L. Benson, the landlord of the hotel who had provided food and shelter for Langer and his party, brought a civil action against him last Monday. The case vvhh tried by Judge Vineyard who gave the plaintiff a judgment for $38.10 and tlie cost. On tlie criminal charge he pleaded guilty and was fined $50 which he paid, and given forty eight hours in which to get out of the county. According to last re ports lie was leaving no grass grow under his feet in his anxiety to find new haunts. His wife lias filed a suit for a divorce and she certainly lias sufficient grounds up on which to obtain one. Got Out of the Country. Eugene P. Langer, a .voting man who was brought up froin Florence some some weeks ago and charged with lewd cohabitation had all sorts 1 The opening of the skating rink Saturday night was well attended and the uew maple lloor met every expectance, to be as popular this winter as last. The sport promises "7 Both Phones Main 321 Here We Go coming back, again riRht at you people witli this biR sale proposi tion. It's Rood, and every one seems to realize it, so why not keep the Rood work Roing and tell you again it lasts the full month out. Saturday will be Remnant Day Hundreds of short ends the biR sale has made for us. They are yours at about half the former price. No use to bother with them and take up shelf room which is valuable, so away they go. Boys and Girls—Saturday Only Get your tablets, no matter what the price, you receive FREE a pencil or ruler. Tell your friends and companions it's just Saturday only. Blankets, Bedding and Quilts The Rreatest week we ever had in this line. Not all Rone, not a symptom that any other store can equal the low prices we put before you. If you need beddinR, the accepted time is now. If you want to make your own comforts, see our cottons, silkolines and calicoes. The Big Buffalo Grangevilie's Greatest Store--Wholesalers to the Masses W. F. Schmadeka HEATERS ^^TOVES RANGES SAD CASE INDEED - ! Man Examined for Insanity Tells Pitiful Story. REALIZED HIS CONDITION Ambitions of Youth Thwarted by Mental Breakdown P. H. Kelly, a forest ranger em ployed on the Bitter Root reserve, was brought up from Kooskia the last of the week aud examined by the probate court as to his sanity. Mr. Kelly's case is a very sad one and excited a great deal of pity in tlie hearts of those who heard him recite the details. It seems from tlie time he waH a youth of ninteen lie lias realized he was subject to mental troubles aud has all his life guarded against the spells that would at times come upon him. Mr. Kelly stated he had known for a great many years of his condition ! but had " ev f r r " li ? ed he , *" in ; | Han « tt, ' d Bbou,d have treat,nen * of to 1 until recently when he discovered he was unable to distinguish imaginary tilings from what was real. He spoke of a time when he »was young au<l ambitious and bad de cided upon a course in life. How he had taught school for several yeurs and was expecting to go Jto college after he had accumulated sufficient money and take up the study of medicine. How, after he had taught several terms he was subject to mental trouble and re luctantlly gave up his cherished hope and turned hiB hand to physi cal labor as a means of gaining a livelihood. He made no objection to going to Orofino for treatment and Htated in the examination he had come to realize the seriousness of Iiis condition. After listening to the evidence the examining physi cians decided it would lie best for iiiui to go there for treatment. It is the hope of Iiis friends that per manent results may be obtained and be may live to see the ambi tions of bis youthful dayB realized. I