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Government Offers $ 135,000 for Meadow Cree\ Road
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS I DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORANGEVILLE AND IDAHO COUNTY VOL. 33, NO. 46 ORANGEVILLE, IDAHO. THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 1919 $1.50 THE YEAR DISTRICT COURT TO JUDGE SCALES WILL PRESIDE— SEVEN CRIMINAL CASES ON CALENDAR s IE ACTIONS FOR DIVORCE ... „ McOaffee, Smith, Oliver, OUnger, Bates, Jewell and Chase Cases T.tsted The April term of the district court for Idaho county will open Monday morning at 10 o clock, Judge VVallace N. Scales presiding. The docket consists of seven crim-1 inal eJ cases, including nine actions for and a large number of civil ses ■ il vwce. Following is the calendar: Criminal Calendar State of Idaho vs. Clark McGaffee, grad jury indictment. Assault with in tent to commit murder. On bail. State of Idaho vs. Caleb Smith, as sault with intent to commit rape. On bail. State of Idaho vs. James Oliver, as sault with deadly weapon. On bail. State of Idaho vs. Dollie Olinger, assault with deadly weapon. On bail. State of Idaiho vs. John W. Bates, asromlt with intent to commit murder, on bail. State of Idaho vs. Monte Jewell, grand larceny. On bail. State of Idaho vs. J. D. Chase, grand larceny. On bail. » A. B. Holbert vs. Vere Penuecard, | suit on note. Civil Calendar Vere Penuecard vs. B. E. Tomble-1 son, suit on contract. H. F. Wetbohm vs. Mines Co., Ltd., foreclosure of mortgage. , J. H. Lamb vs. Geo. F. Mackey, et al, suit for interest in mining prop erty. Lizzie Lowry vs. John Miller, iiU il| on account. Black Pine Min. Co. vs. John' Mas sera, et al, condemnation suit. State of Idaho vs. P. A. Johnson, suit on note and mortgage foreclosure. W. H. Day, Jr. Min. Co., et al, suit quieting title. Stephens I Ft. va. County auditor vs. Rawson Works | Co., et al, foreclosure tax lieu. County auditor vs. Mrs. M. Kohel uehtcr, foreclosure tax lien. County auditor et a', foreclosure tax lien. County auditor vs. Free Gold Min. Co., foreclosure tax lien. County auditor vs. Idaho Champion Min. Co., foreclosure tax lieu. County auditor foreclosure tax lien. Mary Bledsoe, vs. vs. H. R. Newman, I County auditor vs. Nellie B. Young, el al, foreclosure tax lien. W. L. Tuttle vs. D. K. McDonald, et al, suit for money. . . A. Hoener, et ni vs. R. J. Alcorn et al suit f or money John Hoene vs. B.- Burmister, et al, foreclosure of lien. 'Vim. Soltman vs. Annie E. Bray, et a *> spit to quiet title. F. C. Vaughn vs. Maggie Boyston, ( 't al, foreclosure of mortgage. James A. Grier i^a. O. B. Rape, et al, foreclosure of mortgage. Allie A. Hikloy toy, divorce. James Lyttle vs. Joseph Leischner, | Bred F. Smith vs. New York Min. | Basil D. Hink- 1 I vs. suit on contract. Co., foreclosure of lien. Conrad F. Smith vs. New York Min. G - P. Schmidt, et al vs. J. W. Wil- j **®ras, et al, ejectment. J- M. Shissler, et al vs. Golden Min. *" 0 ' al, foreclosure of lien. Geo. A. Cowgill vs. Carrie Wagner,] 'J. foreclosure of motrgage. P. J. Taylor vs. Sloan Sheep Co., ap Peal frm justice court, suit for dam a Kes. Co., foreclosure of lien. Commercial Creamery Co. vs. Cot ton wood Merc. Co., suit for damages. Bred Erskine vs. Black Mines, et al, change of venue from Pfobate court. Suit on cent nut. *'• B. Graves et al vs. M. Stubble Diamond field, et al, foreclosure of mortgage, Prank E. Wyatt v*. O- B. Canfield, et al, suit to quiet title. M. L. Ayers vs. P. J. Moore, et al, forclosure of mortgage. Kate Garber vs. J. W. Boucher, et al, suit on note and mortgage. Monta L. Surridge vs. John E. Sur ridge, divorce. V. L. Blakesley vs. Marie Blakes ley, divorce. Rffie M. Newman vs. William Mul hall, suit for damages. Mary J. Smith va John J. Smith, di vorce. W;. I. Bader vs. Clara K. Bader, di vorce. * Nell E. School School, divorce. V. A. Metz vs. Pearl Metz, divorce. Lamona R. Brust vs. Leo L. Brust, divorce. August C. vs. Lake Highway District vs. Sarah J. RobbinS) et a|> eondemuation . Floyd Newlandj et aI V8 Henry p ray) aiiit f or money on account. \V r H. Eller vs. William Hehl, suit ou account. bird State Bank, et al, suit for can collation of mortgage. W. E. Stockdale, et al vs. White Vollmer-Cloarwater Co. vs. William foreelosurt^ of s. Simmons, et, al, mortgage. A. Briggs vs. W. A. Irwin, et al, suit on note and mortgage. G. J. Wright vs. A. P. Johson, et al, foreclosure of mortgage. FIND FORTUNE IN MONTANA Alexander-Freidenrich Co. vs. John L. Wilson, et al, foreclosure of mort gage. People of Idaho, etc. vs. George S. Tinker, usurpation of office. Whitebird Highway District vs. Eva L. Canfield, et al, condemnation. John W. Phillips vs. Dora D. Phil lips, divorce. Former Idaho County Men Making Big Money Two Idaho county men who now are ingly well in the livestock business, said ingly well i the livestock business, said George Behean, who returned the first of the week from Montana, Mr. Behean visited Enoch Christian aen - formerly of Joseph plains, who is located on am 8000-acre ranch, on Beaver creek, sixty miles south of Miles City. Mr. Christiansen, who bought the outfit last fall, recently re ceived an offer of $10,000 more than he paid for the layout, which consists of the 8000 acres, together with 400 steers, and full equipment for handling the cattle. Mr. Behean says he will make form $25 to $30 a head on horses. a ,, re tract ,he bought a year ago, but A Two Dot, Mont., Mr. Behean visit ed B. Frank Taylor, formerly of the Boles country. Mr. Taylor was on a dead f or goo head of steers. He has been offered $6 an acre increase on a 4000 declined to sell. WILLIAM McMULUN IS DEAD Succumbs ln Clarkston at the Age of 73 Years t William McMullin, who spent the winter in Grangeville, and who was the father of W. B. McMullin, until recently local manager for the Madison Lumber ompa „y, d ied last week in Clarkston, Wn. He was 73 years oldfl Mr. Me Ufullin came to Grangeville last fall from Coeur d 'Alene. He is survived by his widow, the son, and one daughter, in Billings, Mont. ROGER M HILL TAKES BRIDE Grace Hansen of Spokane. Grangeville Soldier Weds Miss Hansen in Boise Roger M. Hill, a former Grangeville boy, returned from France, where he served with the 116th egineerc, was mar ried recently in Boise to Miss Hazel The cere mony was performed by the Rev. Willsie Martin in the home of the bridegroom's Mr. and Mrs. Hill parents in Boise. (will reside in Salt Lake Oity, where the bridegroom has a position with the Randall-Dodd Automobile company. ---— STRIKES HIGH GRADE GOLD ORE ' Harvey Peterson Makes Rich Discovery at Mount Marshall Harvey Peterson, who was in Grange ville this week from the Mount Mar shall mining district, recently struck a quantity of high grade gold ore while running a cross-cut tunnel from a shaft. The ore, which is being blocked out, will rum from $1000 to $1500 a ton in gold, it is said. RFHFAIU RIIVQ FOI ID DLnLAIl DUlO I UUI\ FARMS; 10 MFRCE ALL IN ONE STOCKMAN WILL ENGAGE IN AG RICULTURE ON CAMAS PRAIRIE TURNS DOWN MONTANA LAND After Seeing Layout in the Treasure State, Decides to Stay in Idaho County One of the biggest laud deals to be negotiated on Camas Prairie was con cluded Monday when George Behean of Whitebird purchased four farms, ag gregatiug 553 acres, for $56,000. Mr. Behean bought: The William Squibb farm of 160 acres, north of Grangeville. The John Powell 80-acre tract, ad joining the Squibb place. J. Frank Sims' farm, of 233 acres, also adjoining. The Mrs. R. W .Overman 80-acre tract in the same locality. Mr. Behean takes possession of the four farms within a few days and will merge them in one pace, which he will operate. He will reside in the residence on the Squibb place, and has named the farm thé Cedar Wild farm. The four deals were made through the agecy of M. L. Ayers. Mr. Behean, for a number of years, has been engaged in the livestock busi ness in the Salmon and Snake river sections of Idaho county, and has resid ed at Whitebird. Last fall he sold his cattle outfit, consisting of 3700 acres of land in thf Pittsburg Landing country, 1000 head of cattle, fifty head of horses aud 600 tons of hay, to Prank Wyatt. Since disposing of his holdings ou the river, Mr. Behean has been seeking a new location. He recently visited Mon tana, but after inspecting several big livestock layouts in that state, decided to return to Idaho county and engage in farming. Two hundred and twelve acres of the land Mr. Behean has just aqcuired are in fall wheat, while 200 acres are in spring wheat, with sixty acres more to be sown. LOCAL WAR MOTHERS ORGANIZE Elect Officers an dWill Meet First Sat urday of Each Month Idaho county war mothers, at a meet ing held recently, effected a permanent organization, and elected officers as fol lows: President—Mrs. Otie L. Cone. Secretary—Mrs. A. F. Turner. Treasurer—Mrs. F. Bowman. Historian—Mrs. Fred Erskine. Meetings will be held the first Sat urday of each month at 2 in the after noon in the rest room in Grangeville, and ij is hoped every mother of a sol dier or sailor in Idaho county will be present. The organization of war mothers is nation wide. Each state has a leader, known as the state war mother, and she selects a leader in each county. The historian is to write a history of the war record of her country, and account for every man in the service. TO HAVE CHAUTAUQUA HERE Committee Appointed to Have Charge of Entertainment A chautauqua for Grangeville during the coming Stimmer was made prac meeting held tically certain at Tuesday night in the Odd Fellows' hall, when a committee was appoint ed to arrange for the entertainment. The committee consists of C. E. McGrane, Krakau, chairman; Frank Luther Case, John D. Long and Keith Fenn. A committee consisting of H. Taylor, chairman, the Rev. J. A. Pine and George Manning was appointed to draft a constitution and bylaws for a permanent chautauqua organization. Tt is planned to hold an independ ent chautauqua, rather than to buy all talent from a single chautauqua organization, as in former years. Preacher Wants to Know Why Grangeodle Men Don't Attend Services ' ' Men, why don't you go to church! " This is the question which the Rev. G. O. Oliver, pastor of the Federated church of Orangeville, asks the men of this city. And he wants the ques tion answered frankly, too. There is'no side stepping on the part of the Rev. Mr. Oliver. He has asked this ques tion in an open letter to the men of Orangeville, anil he doesn't want cam ouflaged answers. If you don't go to church because you don't like the preacher, or the ser mons he preaches, say so. If you don't go to church because you don't want to drop a quarter into the collection plate, say so. If you don't go to church because you feel that your pi ce really is not in a pew, say so. If you don't go to church simply because of indolence, say so. If you would rather go hunting or fishing on Sunday than go to church, say so. All this the Rev. Mr. Oliver wants to know. Here is the letter: Neighbors and friends: It is my firm conviction that the Federated church, of which I have the honor of being pastor, ought to he serv ing every man in the community not affiliated with one of the other churches in the city. It is not now doing it. I want you to help me solve the problem. I am anxious to see the church and its relation to the community through your eyes. I take the position, as do also the CIÏÏ ELECTION ON APRIL 22; NAME ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION NOMINATIONS. ACCORDING TO LAW, MUST BE FILED BY APRIL 12 The biennial Grangeville city election will be held on Tuesday, April 22, and nominations must be filed by April 12. An entire city ticket, consisting of a mayor, two councilrncn from each of the three wards and a city clerk are to be elected for a period of two years. Two councilman are nominated from each ward, bpt all three wards vote on the nominees from all parts of the city. Nomination papers must bear the sig natures of at least ten voters, and in case of councilman the voters whose names are attached to the petition must reside iu the same ward as the nominee. The nominations must be filed with the city clerk not later than April 12 to in sure the name of the nominee being placed on the ticket. Persons who voted at the last city election may vote at the next election without registering. All others must reg ister at the office of the city clerk, H. Taylor. HELD FOR WIFE DESERTION Spokane Soldier Nabbed in Kooskla on Sheriff's Order Abraham Stover, of Spokr.ne, an ex soldier, was arrested in Kooskia early this week on information from Spokane, charged with wife desertion. Stover's arrest was made on information furnish ed by Sheriff Eller, brought to Grangeville, and on Thurs day morning left for Spokane, in cus tody of a deputy sheriff from that city. The man ws '49 DAYS SHOW COMES TO CLOSE Band Entertainment Enjoyable and Successful Grangeville 's third annual D ,ys of '49, given under auspices of the Cow boy baud, came to a close Saturday night, after three nights of entertain ment . The show was pronounced most successful. An interesting feature took place on Friday night, when the baud divided and, going to two different parts of fho business section of the city, began play ing the same selection, as the two sec tions of the band marched toward each other. On the same evening, Ross Fri zzell gave exhibitions of fancy roping. The entertainment Saturday night was delayed because of no electric illumination, but under candle and lamplight, the show later was resumed. members of the official board of this church, that the church is here to serve the community not to exploit it. I am here to serve every man in the commun ity and whatever a neighbor's fellow venience. Tt is my purpose to use your replies at the evening service April 13. ship and a man's devotion to his task can do, I desire to do. One way that wo can serve each other is for you to answer the following ques tions candidly and frankly, mailing your replies to me at your very earliest con No names will be mentioned and no confidences betrayed. 1. If you are not, why are you not a regular attendant at the services of the church? 2. What has been the reason given by some neighbor or friend for non-at tendance ? 3. In what way, in your opinion, can the services of this church be made to appeal more strongly to ment 4. Why does it not now seem to ap peal to them? 5. What practical phase of social or institutional work, in your opinion, could bo undertaken by this church that W'rite your replies now, before you forget it. would appeal to and meet with the co operation of the men of this commun ity? Your brother man, G. OSCAR OLIVER, Pastor Federated Church. MBS. MATTIE OTTO BOUND OVER Held to District Court for Shooting Ne pean Girl Mrs Mattie Otto of near Whitebird was bound over to the district court on charge of assault with a deadly wea pon with intent to do great bodily in jury, following a preliminary hearing Thursday before Probate Judge Camp bell. Bonds were continued at $1000. Mrs. Otto is alleged to have shot Miss Vesta Nepean, at the Otto place, on March 15. The defense declared the shooting was accidental. The Nepean girl was shot in the ankle. WILL LEAVE CAMAS PRAIRIE E. Nicholls, well-known rancher resid ing west of Grangevile, was in the city Tuesday. Mr. Nicholls necently sold his farm, and will hold a closing out sale on April 8, after which, with Mrs. Nicholls, he will remove to Chewelah, Wn., where they will reside. Mr. Nicholls has lived on Camas Prairie for nine years, amd the family has many friends here who will regret that Mr. and Mrs. Nicholls are to depart from the Grangeville vicinity. LINOTYPE EXPERTS HERE W. E. Barney of Sau Francisco and R. E. Morton, of Portland, both repre senting the Mergenthaler Linotype company, were in Grangeville the first of the week overhauling the linotype machine in the Free Press office. Mr. Barney, who has been with the Mer genthaler company for nineteen years, was chief engineer on the U. S. bat tleship Oregon at the time the Oregon made her memorable trip around Cape Horn, in 1898. RECOVER FROM INFLUENZA Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Parker have re covered from attacks of Spanish in tlueiiza, which kept them confined to their home for a week. Mr. Parker, who receives a number of London papers, says English physicians, after a study of Spanish influenza, have concluded that, the disease is identi cal with the old Black plague, of London. TU SCANIA SURVIVOR HERE Delmar Hockcrsmith, a survivor of I he ill-fated. Tuscanila, torpedoed on Feb. 5, 1918 by a German submarine, is in Grangeville, visiting his uncle, Frank Hockcrsmith. Mr. Hocke r smith has given to the Free Press an interesting description of his exper iences when the Tuscania was sunk, and the interview will be published next week. ■ FOREST SERVICE LOCAL AID PROPOSED HIGHWAY WOULD BE BUILT UP SOUTH FORK OF CLEARWATER START AT ROCKY RIDGE Highway Then Would Extend Approxi mately Twenty-one Miles Up River from Orangeville Offering to provide $135,000 of the necessary $185,000 to build a road from Grangeville to Meadow creek, a tribu tary of the South Fork of the Clear water river, the U. S. forest service has made only the raising of $50,000 local aid prerequisite to the starting of actual work on the road, which would bo the initial link in the proposed high way up the South Fork from Grange ville to Elk City. The local office of the forest service this week received (his information from district headquarters at Missoula. The forest service is ready to build eleven miles of the road, which would extend from Rocky ridge, up the South Fork to Meadow creek. With the present road from Grango ville to Rocky ridge and the new road on to Meadow crook, a highway would extend from Grangeville approximate ly twenty-one miles into the mountain country. Delegations.from Stitos and Harpster were in Orangeville Wednesday in- con ference with tMp good roads committee of the Commercial club, and discussed the proposed South Pork road. The Stites delegation consisted of P. E. Ellis, H. M. Williams, H. 0. Oliver, and M. P. Strecker, in one party, and 1. E. Ewing, Phil Hartman, J. B. Deep er, Forest Deeper, and L. F. Rohrbeek, in the other. From Harpster wore James Surridge and Mr. Ferguson. STATE CABINET SELECTED BY IS ONLY ONE COMMISSIONER MAINS TO BE APPOINTED FOR IDAHO RE INI EVAN EVANS FOR POST New System of Government Goes Into Effect Monday—Nine Depart ment Heads I Idaho 's new system of state govern ment, the cabinet or commission' form, went into effect Monday, Governor Davis has selected the fol lowing cabinet heads: Commissioner of agriculture — Miles Cannon, Weiser. Commerce and industry—-Jay Gibson, Coeuj d' Alene. Invesment—C. A. Elmer, Gooding. Reclamation— W. G. Swendsen, Poca tello. Law enforcement—R. O. Jones, Boise. St. An Finance—Guy Bowerman, thony. Public works—William J. Hall, Wgl laec. Public welfare—J. K. White, Boie. The commissioner of immigration, lab or and statistics has not been appointed. It is rumored that Evan Evans of Grangeville is being consiedred for this k office. GAYLORD EIMERS RETURNS Gaylord Eimers was an arrival Sun day night from Camp Taylor, Lou.s He received his final dis heen in the ville, Ky. charge, after louring military service for almost ten mouths.