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•VOL. 23. NO. 43
$2.00 PER YEAR
Crowd Met In Court
Room and Put Up Ticket
Full Ticket Put Up -Election
on the Sixth of April..
The city caucus held in the court
room Tuesday night for the purpose of
nominating a mayor, city clerk city
treasurer and surveyor anil ratifying
the council nominees of the various
wards brought out a crowd of over
300 people, the largest crowd which
has ever before attended a city caucus.
In fact it looked like the opening of a
fall campaign and the arrival of'the
first spell-binder.
The meeting was called to order by
Mayor Leonard who explained the ob
ject of the assembly and asked for the
choice of the people for chairman. M.
Reece Hattabaugh was placed in nom
nation but withdrew on account of
sickness in his fanily- which required
his attention. J udge F ulton was then
unanimously elected to that office and
James White was made secretary.
The Judge made a short address to
the crowd and told them that the
.coming two years promised to be the
most important in the history of the
•city and care should be taken and
judgment observed in selecting men
for the ticket.
I For mayor Henry Teicher, Aaron
Parker and John Coram were placed
; in nomination. Mr. Parker asked to
have his name withdrawn as he had
already served four years on the coun
cil and felt that he had done his duty
to the city. John Coram refused to
run claiming he was not properly
qualified for the office and Henry
Teicher was not very anxious. How
ever Mr. Teicher was nominated with
I hands down.
For city clerk Atty. Hamp Taylor
and L C. Chadwick were placed in
nomination. The balloting resulted
in 185 votes for Taylor and 95 for
Chadwick, Taylor was declared the
nom i nee.
For city treasurer Elias Kilen,
I Chris Sclunadeka and Archi
I were placed in nomination. The first
j ballot was indecisive, Kilen
; 72 votes, Dyer 69,
I Geo. M. Heed 1, J. P. Briscoe 1 and
R. H. Ambler 1.
resulted in Kilen receiving (54 and
j Dyer 40.
The following gentlemen were nomi
nated at the various ward caucus and
their nominations ratified at the gen
eral caucus:
1 irst Ward: M. G. Rambo, W.
H. Campbell.
Second Ward: Goo. M. Adam, D.
F. VanPool.
Third Ward:
ie Dyer
Schmadeka 24,
The second ballot
John Eimers, Frank
Agent Bell of the Northern Pacific
has been nominated
councilmen from third ward hut re
as one of the
Elk City is having a twenty-page
booklet printed telling of the advan
tages to be gained by residing in that
■ection. It is well filled with maps,
illustrations, etc. and will be the means
locating many people in that section.
" has descriptions of Dixie, Newsome,
Grogrande and other surroundin g
country besides Elk City. It will be
distributed around the railroad centers
of the Pacific coast and the central
I' rank Hyde sold his saloon last
week to A. McDonald of Sfxikane for
bi t he neighborhood of $3,900. He
will put in all his time looking after
mining property after this.
Sliissler Bros, of Newsome sold a
lot 28x125 feet to H. Huey of Lewis
ton last week for $600.
Old Ned, a Chinese placer miner,
died last week.
Robert N. Bell, ex-state mining in
spector, in his annual report to the
governor, makes this comment rela
t've to the Fllk mining region:
" I he Elk City district in Idaho
county, has enjoyed a prosperous year
°f mining development and has given
employment to a good many men. The
Rüster gold mine at this point has
men developed to a depth of 400 feet
on a 10-foot fissure vein.
average values of §10 to $20 per ton.
Hie mine is equipped with a 10-stamp
mill and cyanide plant and has been
successfully operated throughout the
year, making a large production of
'This district has numerous hand
some fissure veins, and many of them
arc now being exploited, and other
important producers are likely to
suit with further
also contains
development. It
some immense zones of
low grade gold ore that arc likely to
produce mines of the Treadwell type
proper development and equip
It is also noted for immense
bodies of old channel plaeer gravel
and good dredging ground and will
continue to yield a large output ot
precious bullion from these
for years to come."
\\ ork on the Majeetic mine of Elk
has been in progress all the winter.
Superintendent Glanville paid the
schools of this town a visit last week.
The basket social and entertainment
given by the schools Wednesday night
was well attended and close to $00
was realized. On account of the clos
ing of the saloons Stites would not
have been able to carry on nine
months of school if money had not
been raised in this manner since.
From the Diwiston paper we clip
the following item regarding the In
dian revival:
This Sunday has been a beautiful
day and the Stites' residents have
taken advantage of the sunshine and
fresh air iu many ways, a large num
ber of them visiting the Indian church
where revival meetings are being held
for the week ending on Wednesday
night, March 24. There were over
four hundred Indians in attendance
today, the services being conducted by
Aeting Moderator Wm. Wheeler of
Kamiah; James Hayes of Kamiah,
presiding over the Sunday school;
Robert Parsons, pastor of the Meadow
Creek church near Cottonwood; Rev.
Mark Arthur of Spaulding, Peter
Lindsly of North Fork church at Ah
sahka and pastors and elders from
many other places being present.
Field Secretary Moses Monteith of the
temperance society, will conduct the
services tomorrow- evening,
young people hold their meeting
erv evening before the regular services.
There are man v good musicians among
members of the tribe.
s ev
the younger
Their songs are translated from the
English and sung in English as well
Readings from the
bible are given in English as well as
their own language.
Miss Julia Hatch, a Presbyterian
missionary, is leading organist.
Northwestern Society of the League of
Christian Endeavorer, with head
quarters at Seattle is also represented.
The women members held the church
Saturday afternoon.
as in Indian.
to themselves
The Indians are very strong in their
faith and many of the whites might
take lessons from their respectful man
anil devoutness during services.
(From Progress)
Mr. Kennison, who was placed in
the Asylum at Orotlno last summer,
returned a few days ago, having made
his escape from there. It occurs to us
that this happens rather often, it is
not two months yet since we helped to
another patient right here in
this town, who had made his escape
from there, and we have heard it is no
It seems that
uncommon occurrence,
the utmost care should be exercised m
keeping these patients guarded so that
they will not be wandering all oyer
the" country and perhaps committing
some terrible deed.
M. R. Rawson bet a new hat with
John Frazer that he could saw a
stated amount of lumber in a certain
length of time. John being on the
skidway and anxious to win the bet,
and thinking to play a joke on M. R.
rolled a lot of small logs to him, but
M. R. proved equal to the task, sawed
41 of the small logs in 44 minutes and
won the hat.
Harrisburg will have a new
The lot is now fenced
this summer,
and work will la-gin on the church as
soon as dry lumber can be had. It
will lie located on the west side ot
Main St north of the postofhee. A
church has been long needed in this
place and will be highly appreciated
by all who love to sit under the sound
of the gospel.
Princess F'lour is easy to bake o7tf
ir in the Lead by Small Majority.
Elk City Ciil SEcend— Contest
Crowing Wann.
Who Would Win This Week
Minnie Knoor, Denver,....
Stella Wilkins, Elk City,..
Rose Freeman, Whitebird,.13,5C|0
Minnie McConnell, Grangeville,.... 10,620
One of the largest votes east yet
was turned in this week, over 23,900
votes being east during the last seven
days. Miss Knorr of Denver leads
the entire county this week hut her
majority is very small, lieing less than
110 which is all Miss Wilkins of Elk
City lacks from being in the lead.
All the candidates are doing good
work and there is no telling who will
be in the lead in another week. Up
to-date over 135,000 votes have been
east. There is much back subscrip
tion to he collected and jieople might
just as well pay it and help the girls
for the money must come. The law
compels all publisers to collect up and
there is no two ways about it.
First District.
Stella Wilkins. Elk City.15,440
Jessie Cook, Fairview Precinct .7,570
Flossie Murphy, Clearwater . . .6,340
Hazel Toye, Stites.4,330
It will be seen Miss Wilkins is still
in the lead and Miss Cook has jumped
from third place to second this week.
Second District.
M innie Knorr, Denver. .
Emily Cash, Tolo.
Choah Sebastian .
M iss Sebastian, who was in the lead
last week, not only in the second dis
trict hut in the county, has lost her
place and Miss Knorr, the Denver
candidate, leads in the second district
and in the county as well. However
there is very little difference in the
standing of the three girls in the
Second District.
.... 15,550
Third District.
Rose F'reeman, Whitebird.
Carriebelle Clay, Riggins.
Marv Griffith, Whitebird. 1,800
M iss Clay, who was in the lead here
last week, has lost her place to Rose
Freeman, the lady who lead for a
number of weeks. Rut as each con
testant has her friends it is hard to
tell who will be at the head of the list
in another seven days.
Fourth District
. 7,780
M innie McConnell
Adda Markham
Anna Ingram ..
M iss McConnell leads in Grange
ville by a small majority. The con
testants in Grangeville stay close to
gether and promise to make a hot
fight for the trip.
New Entries
We have had the following new
candidates enteml and as their names
were handed in by a friend we would
like to hear from any of them who de
Write this
sire to take up the work,
office for blanks, etc. with which to
Not good after April 15.
Goldie Harper, Bee Taylor, Myrtle
Morrow, J. M. Brooks, Mabel Soweide,
Cole and Iona Comyn.
There have been 350 votes sent to
this office from Tolo without any
long to should call and voté theni.
Hereafter the coupon in the p
will las dated and not he good after
twenty-one days after the date of is
This is made necessary by the
holding out of these coupons,
that are undated will be goixl any
filled in.
At this time, more than two mpnths
, the
are paved and now the exhibits to fill
acres of space are arriving in Seattle.
Canada's magnificent exhibit that at
tracted the attention of thousands of
visitors to the France-Rritish Exhibi
tion at London last year has arrived
in Seattle and from Italy comes sever
al carloads of rare exhibits for the
foreign section and big manufacturing
concerns throughout the l nitod States
are forwarding their displays direct to
the exposition grounds where now a
long row of heavily laden freight ears
waiting to be unloaded is a daily
Within thirty days every exhibit
building on the ground will be well
filled and the United States govern
ment will have its display in readiness
early in May. When the gates of the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition open
June 1, 1909, the show will be com
plete in every detail, an example of
western spirit and enterprise.
A minature farm has been estab
lished at the AlaskarYukon-Pacific
Exposition where the products of the
state will be cultivated as an object
lesson to the visitors to the fair at
Seattle this summer. It is liojxxl that
such a farm will do much towards in
creasing interest in the clearing of
logged off lands of the state.
On the exposition grounds is
ducing farm in every stage of it# evo
lution from the country as the timber
before the official date of o|X'iiini
buildings stand complete, the s(.
ha# left it, showing prac
demonstrations of the several met
of clearing. This it is belie veil will
lead to a brisk demand among the
tasten l visitors to the fair for the
logged oft lands of the state.
To create further interest excursions
will be run to the various sections of
the state where the logged oft' lands
fast being converted into great
The miniature farm
producing farms,
at the exposition will suggest the jkjs
sibility of development and th
eursions to places where such wbrk is
being done on a large scale will no
doubt moot with the approval oil
thousands of visitors to the 1000 ex
position as well as their patronage af
ter they see the land as it really is.
There will also be demonstrations of
the wonderful productiveness of the
virgin soil of the state which will stand
greatly in contrast with the worked
out farms of the east. This condition
will commend itself to the eastern
farmer who visits the Fair. The very
fact alone that two crops of potatoes
can be priai need every year on the
same ground in the l'uget Sound
country is a fact that will probably
surprise many easterners.
The miniature farm has been platted
into small rectangular blocks which
have atlorded an excellent, opportunity
for the good roads instructors and
the art of beautifying the farms which
will have the effect of making life on
the farm and in the country more at
tractive. Practical demonstrations of
berry raising will also be made on the
model farm.
There will be 85 dancing men and
women in the Turkish Village of the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific E x po s i t i o n
which o]h*ub on June 1 iu Seattle,
making it the biggest oriental conces
sion put on at any Exposition.
Tourists bound for the Alaska-Yu
kon-Pacilie Exposition, which opens in
Seattle in June, will have
opportunity to take the world famous
summer excursion along the glaciers
and mountains of the Alaskan coast.
The Seattle chamber of commerce
will conduct an information bureau in
Seattle while the Alaska-Yukon-Pa
cific Exposition is in progress for the
benefit of the visitors to the city.
Agents will meet all boats and trains
and in this way persons who visit the
metropolis of the state of Washington
this summer will be assured of reason
able ratios at the hotels and lodging
Among the interesting works of art
to be exhibited at the AlaskarYukon
Pacifie Exposition this summer will
be a statute of "Old Jennie," last of
the Hogue River Indians,
The National convention of the
Epworth 1-eague to be held at Seattle
this summer during the progress of the
Alaska-Y'ukon-Pacific Exposition will
draw more than 10,000 visitors 0)
Seattle from the cities of the North
One of the interesting exhibits iu
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Ex|x>sition
will he the display of the American
Bankers' Association,
will lie highly educational in character.
A meeting of the banker's assix-iations
of Washington, Oregon, Montana and
Idaho will be held in Seattle this sum
The exhibit
An automobile race across the con
tinent for the long distance supremacy,
with a costly trophy for a prize, will
take place about the second week of
the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
There will Ik* thousands of visitors in
Seattle to witness the finish of the
With the spirit of enterprise and
accomplishment manifested in all its
undertakings, Seattle is preparing to
take care of the International Conven
tion of Epworth I .cagues, which meets
in Seattle July 7 to 12, and extends
to all of the 5,000,000 members of the
Methodist church and especially to the
1.500,000 FIpworth I-caguers, a cordi
al invitation to attend.
Seattle is a Western gem, still some
what in the rough in exteriors but as
well governed and as moral as any city
of the east. It is beautifully situated
on Puget Sound, an arm of the Pacific
Ocean, with the beautiful Cascade
mountains on the east and the rugged
Olympics on the West. It is a city
of inspiring views and full of interest
from the commercial standpoint; its
waterfront scenes and the great public
works now in progress being of unique
The 300,000 people of Seattle are
largely transplanted Easterners, South
erners and Canadians. The represent
the pioneer elements of these people
and are the wells from which the
Seattle spirit bubbles—the spirit which
makes Seattle famous for the aocopi
plisement of great things. The latest
evidence of this spirit will be found by
visitors in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition which will be one of Seat
tle's attractions this summer. The
exposition will be the most unique
ever given on the American continent
and there is every indication that it
will be both artistically and financially
successful. The natural surroundings
of the exposition grounds are certainly
the most beautiful in which any
American exposition has ever been
held, as beautiful views of lakes and
mountains can be had from many
Another Ticket Placed in the
Field This Afternoon
Both Good Tickets—Will Be a
Friendly Fight.
Another city ticket is being placed
in the field today by a number ^'busi
ness men and will be known "s
"Peoples' Ticket." The ticket will be
nominated bv petition and contains
the names of some of the city's most
This will
progressive business men.
make two good tickets in the field and
the people will have a choice.
The following is the ticket:
For mayor, W. W. Brown.
For treasurer, Jerome Bradbury.
For clerk (No Nomination.)
For engineer (No Nomination.)
For councilmen, Ward 1, Archie
Dyer, Frank Van Deventer.
For councilmen. Ward 2, Powell ■
Gibson, Fid Vincent.
F\>r councilmen, Ward J, James ]
Woodward, Lee Harris.
Death of Mrs. Hockersmtth.
The unexpected death of Mrs. J.
W. Hochersmith on Saturday, March
20, came as a shock to the people of
Grangeville. Mrs Hockersuiith had
been ill for a periixl of two weeks, but
fatal results of her illness had not been
The funeral was held • from the
Church of Christ, in charge of Rev. v
C. T. McDonald of this city, on Mon
day afternoon, and interment was
made in the Prairie View cemetery,
wide acquaintance
Hockersmith and the esteem in which
she was held drew a throng of sympa
thizing friends in attendance at the
burial rites. The discourse by Rev.
McDonald was most, impressive, vivid
ly picturing the trancency of human
life and dwelling on the sojourn here
merely as a preparation and probation
for the life to come.
The deceased was horn in Harrison
county, Missouri, J une 5, 1872, and
was united in marriage to our fellow
citizen, Mr. J. W. Hoekersmith, Feb.
14, 1892. In 1899 they removed to
Grangeville where they have since re
Mrs. Hoekersmith was a member of
the Artisan lodge of this place and an
active worker in the order. The Arti
sans, Mayor, City Council and Odd
Fellows, of which latter two organiza
tions Mr. Hoekersmith is a member,
attended the funeral in a body.
Surviving are three brothers, one
sister, husband and three children to
miss while life endures the presence of
loving sister, wife and mother.
of M rs.
Taken to Hot Lake
Good Liniment.
You will hunt a goixl while before
you find a preparation that is equal
to Chamberlain's Uniment as a cure
for muscular and rheumatic pains, for
the cure of sprains and soreness of the
muscles. It is equally valuable for
lame hack and all deep seated inuseu
lar pains. 25 and 50 cent sizes for
sale by J. J. Pulse.
Seth Jones, Sr., who fell from a rig
several weeks ago and sustained seri
ous injuries which have kept him con
fined to his bed and under the doctor'«
care since, was taken to Hot Dike,
Oregon, last week in the liojx- of hem»
titing his health. Mr. Jones is well
along in years and the injuries which
he received are of such a nature that
his recovery is very doubtful.
Unequaled as a Cure for Croup
"Besides being an excellent remedy
tor colds and throat troubles, Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is unequaled
as a cure for croup," says Harry Wil
son, of Waynetown,
given as soon as the croupy cough ap
pears, this remedy will prevent the at
tack. It is used successfully in many
thousands of homes. For sale by J.
J. Pulse.
Ind. When
points on the grounds. The architec
ture is good and the fair will be ready
June 1, with buildings and exhibit«
valued at over $50,000,000. July 12
will la- Epworth League day at th©

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