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March 27,28 and 29 Dates Set for Annual Days of '49
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORANGEVILLE AND IDAHO COUNTY VOL. 33, NO. 42 ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO, THURSDAY. MARCH 6, 1919 $1.50 THE YEAR $74,143.29 IN COED comm (him IN 1918 IDAHO BANKS SECOND AMONG COUNTIES OF STATE IN PRODUCTION REPORT Of INSPECTOR BELL Tells of Great Aid South Fork Road Would Be to Mining Industry of Central Idaho Idaho county in 19 is produced 3587 fine ounces of gold, valued -at $74,14.'!. 29, according to the annual report of Robert N. Bell, state mine inspector. The 1918 gold output of Idaho county greater than that of any other county in the state, save Shoshone, in which the Coeur d'Alenes are located. Idaho county produced in 1918 silver to the value of $1645.09. Part of Inspector's Report Referring to gold mining in Idaho county, Inspector Bell says: The new 300-ton cyanide mill of the Orogrande Mining company at Oro graude, was operated for a short period during the summer and a 10,000-ton run of ore was made from a big glory hole quarry for the purpose of a practical test as to average values of the big was gold-bearing zone 400 feet wide that traverses this property and to test th5 best method of extraction. 1 am ad vised by the operators that this test proved entirely satisfactory as to val ues, indicating an approximate aver age across the zone of $3 a ton in gold. The run demonstrated the necessity of important mechanical and other changes in the process, in the matter of slime and sand segregations and mechanical concentration, which involved nddi tional machinery. Owing to the diffi culty of getting new mechanical sup plies under war conditions, the further elaboration of treatment of ores has been deferred. Sufficient information was obtained from the test of this big lode deposit, which, I am adv ised, was carefully conducted with the advan tage of competent and conservative technical talent, to indicate quite defi nifely that a close recovery of the im portant values in this big zone can be made and the more complete solution of its milling problem promises to result in the ultimate establishment of a big gold producing enterprise at this point that may warrant a milling plant of several thousand tons daily capacity. Better Roads Are Required This property is situated in a rather isolated district difficult of access over the present wagon road route. It would be entirely feasible to build a road to the mine from the railway up the South f'oçk of the Clearwater river on au easv grade. This route is largely through federal forest reserve and tra verses a fine ^imber and mineral coun try, embracing, on its way, the excep tionally promising copper-gold deposits of the Dewey and Evergreen mines and sdjacent properties—the Newsome, Dix ie aud Elk City districts, with their numerous deposits of^Jode and placer Kold, the Ten Mile district and the Big Lode district of Orogrande, from which point a well-graded but narrow road ex tends to the Buffalo Hump district, ''vhere, with proper methods of treat m ent, a number of splendid ore de posits in various stages of develop stages \ SOLDIERS LEAVE CAMP DIX, N. I. Members of Company E of Orange y^lc will be home within a short time, judging from advices from Camp Dix, J., where the boys were stationed. Idie 116 th engineers, of which Oom pany E is a member, were scheduled to leave camp Dix this week. Letters received from the boys ex P r 8»s belief that the unit is to be sent to ment should afford profitable mining enterprises. Gold predominates in all the ore re sources of this region . Better accessi bility is essential to its future develop The residents along the route and of Orangeville and Stites are wide awake to the necessity of bet ter means of transportation to this pro mising field and have made an elabor ment ami success. ate study and survey of the such a road, an enterprise that should be liberally assisted by the federal for est service and is worthy of the ser ious consideration of the state cost of wagon road commission, and the national gov ernment in its expressed desire to en courage gold pro due* ton. Hoad, to Marshall Lake Other points of potential new gold supply in central Idaho that are worthy of federal consideration would be im proved auto truck road construction from the Payette lakes to the Mar shall lake gold mining district, which was the most prolific source of gold output during the past year in Idaho county from the Holt mine, tributary to which are a number of handsome high grade gold ore prospects whose progress is retarded by their isolation and difficulty of access. Such a road could be extended to the Big Creek min ing district, through Warrens, where rich ore deposits of both gold, silver and tungsten have been discovered, over a route already built in outline on a splendid average grade, but with too narrow a base to be servicable for loaded vehicles. The Big Creek district has a string of immense low-grade ore deposits vary ing from 30 to 200 feet in width in which average values of 4*2 to $4 a ton in gold have been found, indicating the basis of big milling enterprises and a greatly increased gold supply which would be decidedly ecouraged and faci litated by decent wagon road acessibil ity. From the Big Creek district such a road could be extended on a favorable route and moderate grades thirty miles to the Yellow Pine district and con nected with the railroad again at Cas cade. The Yellow Pine distrie carries some splendid prospects and definite evidences of antimony and quicksilver, as well as gold ores. BODY SENT EAST FOR BURIAL Francar A. Krausa Dies In the Hotel at Pollock The body of Francar A. Krausa, who died on February 28 in the hotel at Pollock, was sent this morning by Un dertaker Maugg of Grangville to Kala Mieh., the former home of Mr. mazoo, Krausa, for burial. Air. Krausa, who was 70 years of age, died as a result of general infirmities. He had long resided in the Salmon riv er' country, and owned a ranqji on Rap id river. Surviving him are a cousin, Lee Hol brook, of Salmon river, who accompan ied the body to Grangeville, and a sis ter, Mrs. Ida Waterbary, of Kalamazoo. EDGAR C. WOBTMAN MABRIES. Soldier Will Wed Clara K. Cramer of Soldier Cottonwood. Edgar C. Wort man, of Grangeville, lately dicharged from the army, today A. Piue married by Rev. J. Mrs. Clara K. Cramer, of Cotton Alr. Wortman is a son of Air. was to wood. and Mrs. William Wotrman of near Grangeville. DIVORCE MRS. BRUST SEEKS Wants Decree of Separation and Cus tody of Minor Child, Airs. Lamoua Brust, through her at Alonday filed suit for di from her husband, Leo Brust, al torney, on vorce legiug non-support. Custody of a minor child is asked by the plaintiff. Camp Lewis to be mustered out. Word from Boise, however, is to the effect that the 116Ui engineers to leave Camp Dix on Tuesday of this week for Fort Logan, and that the gineers are coming home in sections. Whatever may be the plan for demo assured that Com E will be home within a fortnight. were en bilization, it seems pany SÄLE Of LAND FOR HIGHWAY TO BE CONDEMN A T I O N PROCEEDINGS ARE BEGUN IN COURT AGAINST BOBBINS 6.16 ACRES SOIL DMANDED Lake Commissioners File Action to Pro cure Land for Orangeville Whltebird Road First condemnation proceedings to procure right-of-way for the North and South hghway link between Grange ville and Whitebird were filed in the district court this week when action was brought by the commissioners of the Lake Highway district against Sar ah H. Robbins and Leslie D. Robbins, administrator of the estate of S. W. Robbins, deceased. Sarah H. Robbins is the widow of the late S. W. Rob bins. The commissioners, unable to suc cessfully negotiate with the Robbins heirs for 6.16 acres of land, included in the highway survey, west of Orange ville, have btought action to force the sale of the land, which is a strip sixty feet in width. The case will be watched with un usual interest, because it is said others through whose land the highway survey jiasses, arc not in accord with the high way commissioners as to the price that should be paid for the right-of-way, and additional condemnation proceed ings may be necessary. TWO ABE TO PLEAD GUILTY. Sheriff Will Take Men Before Judge Scales at Lewiston. James Potts, of Stites, charged with a statutory crime, and Lee Woodworth, of Orangeville, alleged forger, both of whom are held in the county jail, have expressed willingness to plead guilty, according to Sheriff Eller. The sheriff will take the men to Lewiston Friday and permit them to plead before Judge Scales, who is holding court in Nez Perce county. The sheriff and pros ecuting attorney, it is said, will recom mend leniency for Woodworth. TELEGRAPH OPERATORS TO, WED. Western Union Employes Believe "In Union There Is Strength.'' Believing that, "in union there is strength,'» Earl W. Richey, station agent and telegraph operator at Cotton wood, today obtained a marriage lic to wed Miss Dorothy M. Barker, ensc Western Union operator in Orange ville. Mr. Richey recently was ills charged from the army, entering the army, he agent at Ferdinand, resigned (her position as local tele graph operator to become the bride of Previous to was station Miss Barker has Air. Richey. SUIT IS FILED FOR DIVORCE Review of Case Is Impossible as Papers Are Withdrawn Suit for divorce has been filed in the district court by Virgil A. Metz against bis wife. Pearl Metz, plaintiff resides near Grangeville. while the defendant is believed to live in the state of Illinois. After the com plaint was filed, the papers were with drawn by the attorney for the plain tiff, and a review of the complaint therefore is impossible at the present time. The DANCE AT COLUMBUS A dance will be held in the Colum bus school house Friday night of this week, as a school benefit. Supjier will i be served. Miss Ethel Shoemaker is teacher of the school. SISTER IS DEAD. Airs. M. R. Hattabaugh has received word of the death, in Eldora, la., of her sister, Mrs. Lulu Kuser. Mrs. Kuser visited Mrs. Hattabaugh in Grange ville in the autumn of 1917. "Ä Material Plentiful or FAST NINE CAN EASILY BE MOBILIZED, ASSERTS AU THORITY ON SPORTING By CATCH M. QUICK "Is Orangeville going to play ball this summer!'* is the question that is uppermost in the minds or some of the ball players who are in the city at the present lime. With the material at hand it can easily be seen that a very good team could be pul in the held and that the fans of the city can look forward to some good games during the summer. In looking over the material we find that there are several of the old play ers here who would bo glad to show their ability once more and quite a few who come with the reputation us be ing No. 1 diamond hounds. Take it all in all, with the men, grounds and base ball equipment that is in the city, we should put a year in the field by all means. No Cause for Fretting With Running ami Heath to do the mound work and Dutch Rabat taking care of the receiving end of the game, the fans will have no cause to worry. Gib Eimers on first, Swank or Griddle baugh o» "the middle sack, Ingram or Day at third, a^id Holsclaw on duty at «hört, the infield looks fine and dandy, which, with the material that is handy for the outer garden and a little practice, would make a pretty strong combination and one that would be worth watching. Jack Running, the leader of the fam ous Cowboy baud, comes to us with the reputation of being a star on the mound and would bo a very strong addition to the team. There are several other players in the city who will endeavor to make the team and quite likely some new players will be drifting into the city during the summer who can bo utilized to a good ^advantage. Expect Skinny Day Back IDelmont Day, who at the present .writing is working for his dear old Uncle Sam, will no doubt be here be fore the season closes and all of the fans who are familiar with his play ing will agree that with his arrival, the team will be greatly strengthened. If we are to have a team, now is the time to get busy and start the ball rolling and quite likely a tournament can be arranged in connection with the proposed home-coming celebration to be tendered the soldiers of Idaho, Clear water and Lewis counties some time the coming summer. PLAN REUNION OF SOLDIERS. Fisher Suggests Big Gathering Here on July 4. A reunion and picnic in Grangeville of soldiers of the great war from Ida ho, Lewis, Nezperce and Clearwater counties was suggested to the mcrcial club at its meeting Wednesday by Sgt. Don C Fisher. July 4, it was believed, would he an opportune time for the picnic, because, coupled with the fact that the day is a national holi day, it is felt that most of the central Idaho soldiers will have been discharg ed by that time. The reunion, it is proposed, would last three days. Com FUNERAL SERVICES Funeral sermon for the late Frank Cowling, at Clearwater, last Thurs day, was preached by the Rev. Alfred Segsworth, of Asotin, Wn. It was in correctly stated that the Rev. Y'ork preached the sermon, cock conducted the funeral. J. B. E. S. Han JUNIOR PROM MARCH 15. The annual junior prom of the Grangeville high school will be an event of the' evening of March 15 in Odd Fellows' hall. Committees now are at work arranging for the dance. SQUIBB RANCH IS SOLD Joseph Squibb has sold his ranch of 160 acres, northeast of Grangeville, to Q eor g e Turner and Otto Sholtz, of the rese rvation country. The price was $100 an acre. CATHOLIC SERVICES. The regular services will be held in the Catholic church on Sunday. On the following Saturday and Sunday, Afarch 15 and 16, Father Phelan will be at Reubens and Winchester. <î> SOLDIER HOME FROM FRANCE RECEIVES STATE APPOINTMENT .$> <$> ♦ Home from France not more •$> , v than a week, Sgt. Don C. Fisher s' has been appointed assistant chief deputy of the state game department, and already i» en- -V •<> gaged in the discharge of his d > f ties. The appointm ut war mud' s' by Otto M. Jones, stut : game v i' warden, it is the plan of the ■'♦> *>• it ite game warden to divide Ida- ■#> $> ho into districts over each of tv f> which an assistant will be in charge. Several counties will be <•■ included in each district. i. ❖ REV. G. 0. OLIVER NEW FEDERATED MINISTER WILL PREACH FIRST SERMON IN ORANGEVILLE SUNDAY, MARCH 16 The Rev. G. O. Oliver of Portland, Ore., has accepted the pastorate of the Orangeville Federated church and will preach his first sermon here on j Sunday, March 16. The Rev. Mi - . Oliver is declared to be an able minister, and members of the federation are congratulating themsel ves on. having secured him for the church work here. He is said to be a minister of exceptional qualifications and scholarly attainments. Services will bo held in the Feder ated church next Sunday evening un der the auspices of the young folk of the church. Supt. Luther Case of the public schools will deliver an address on problems confronting the young folk. Sgt. Don. C. Fisher will tell of what he saw in Paris. The speakers will be supported by a musical pro Sorvice begins at 7:30. tfram. FUNERAL FOR O M. SCHNELL. Services Held Sunday Afternoon In Home. G. M. The funeral services for Schnell were held Sunday afternoon at o'clock, from the home in Grange ville. Many friends and neighbors were present, despite the heavy fall of snow. The services were conducted by the : A. Pino, pastor of the Chris tian church, E. S. Hancock, directing. | Rev. J Interment was in Prairieview ceme tery. Mr. Schnell was a native of Michigan. He was born in Saginaw, April 18, 1854. He died February 28, aged 63 years, 10 months, and 10 days. In 1879, he was married to Miss Mary Palm, a native of Michigan To them were born five children, four sons and one daughter, of whom only two sons, Bert, of Grangeville, and Edward of Nezperce, live to mourn mother their loss. with their Mr. and Mrs. Schnell came to Idaho in 1906 and have resided continuously in the Grangeville community. They have a wide circle of friends in this section. In early life Mr. Schnell was confirmed in the Lutheran church. BUYS TRACT NEAR TOWN S. B. Deuel of DesMoines, la., this week bought the 37-acre tract owned by Jesse Adams, adjoining Orange ville. Mr. Deuel, who is the father of Airs. B. Chipraan, purchased the place as a home. He and Mrs. Deuel alrec arc in the city. The deal was made by M. L. Ayers. BOV OF 16 JAILED INTO STORE; Less than nine hours after he had shattered the glass in the west en trance to the Alexander-Freidenrich de partment tore in Grangeville, and stole a revolver and a pair of gloves, Reil ley Skowl, 16> years old, of Lewiston, was apprehended by Deputy Sheriff Harriman, Monday morning, and lodg ed in the county jail. In a confession, later to Sheriff El ler, the boy told of beraking into the store here, and also admitted that on Sunday night he had broken into a second hand store in Lewiston, aud PUT ON HUGE , SHOW OLD FASHIONED DANCES WITH REAL FIDDLER TO BE FEATURE GAMBLING AND BAR ROOM Yesterdays of the West to Be Repro duced in Orangeville—Cow girls—Everything Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 27, 28 and 29, arc the dates an nounced for the third annual Days of '49 exhibition, which will bo staged in Dreamland hall and adjoining rooms by the Cowboy band. The Days of '49 is now regarded as Idaho county's annual spring carnival of joy. The exhibition has successfully weathered through two years of infancy and is now fuil-bloomed .into a festival of fun that is clean and wholesome and n gala week in which all may join wholeheartedly and with mutual plea sure. j Bo many novelties and features have been presented for the program this year tiiat a 3-night session is necessary to properly present the whole card of entertainment. The first night is to be given over largely to the "old folk,'' and the program of dances from 10:30 in the evening until midnight will lit in the nature of an olden times dance, during which the grownups may enjoy a feast of quadrilles, polkas and other forms of terpsichorean pursuits which were in vogue all over the country un til a few years ago. An old-fashioned fiddling contest is billed as one of the attractions of the first night. On Friday night a traveling musical organization, featuring vocal numbers and jazz orchestra selections, will give a short concert program, after which dancing will be enjoyed in the main hall until midnight, and perhaps later. On Saturday evening the Cowboy band «'"l the Cowboy orchestra will provide music, aud comedy stunts will also ho staged by local talent. The familiar gambling den and thirst parlor of old days and countless other features typical of the days when the west was young will be in vogue as last year. Dig out your cowboy and' cowgirl outfits and be ready. j. OBSERVE LENT. Members of the local Roman Cath olic church are observing Lent, which began last Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, and continues until Easter Saturday Rules for observance of Lent have been received here from Bishop Gorman, at, Boise. TOBACCO PRICES UP. Local tobacco dealers were busy this week figuring new prices for cigars, cigarettes and smoking and chewing tobaccos. The rise in prices is made necessary by the new war tux on tobac cos. .1. Loyal Adkison of Whitebird, who was in Orangeville this week, said work on the highway is progressing rapidly. FOB BREAKING CONFESSES TO ELLER also had robbed the depot news stand in Lewiston. From Lewiston he cam a to Orangeville. Probate Judge Campbell, in whose jurisdiction the case lies, has decided to turn the boy over to Nezperce county for prosecution, since the lad is a resident of Nezperce county, and should be dealt with by the probate court of. that county. Skowl was arrested on the railroad track at the Howard place near Fenu, while attempting to make his getaway. When arrested he had two guns on his person.