Government Offers $ 135,000 for Meadow Cree\ Road
IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
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
IE ACTIONS FOR DIVORCE
McOaffee, Smith, Oliver, OUnger, Bates,
Jewell and Chase Cases
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
cases, including nine actions for
and a large number of civil
Following is the 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
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,
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.
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
Lizzie Lowry vs. John Miller, iiU il|
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.
County auditor vs. Rawson Works |
Co., et al, foreclosure tax lieu.
County auditor vs. Mrs. M. Kohel
uehtcr, foreclosure tax lien.
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.
foreclosure tax lien.
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
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
James Lyttle vs. Joseph Leischner, |
Bred F. Smith vs. New York Min. |
Basil D. Hink- 1
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
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
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
V. L. Blakesley vs. Marie Blakes
Rffie M. Newman vs. William Mul
hall, suit for damages.
Mary J. Smith va John J. Smith, di
W;. I. Bader vs. Clara K. Bader, di
Nell E. School
V. A. Metz vs. Pearl Metz, divorce.
Lamona R. Brust vs. Leo L. Brust,
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
bird State Bank, et al, suit for can
collation of mortgage.
W. E. Stockdale, et al vs. White
Vollmer-Cloarwater Co. vs. William
s. Simmons, et, al,
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
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
Former Idaho County Men Making Big
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
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
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
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
TURNS DOWN MONTANA LAND
After Seeing Layout in the Treasure
State, Decides to Stay in
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,
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
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
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
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
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
A chautauqua for Grangeville during
the coming Stimmer was made prac
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.
Krakau, chairman; Frank
Luther Case, John D. Long and Keith
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
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
I take the position, as do also the
CIÏÏ ELECTION ON APRIL 22;
NAME ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION
NOMINATIONS. ACCORDING TO
LAW, MUST BE FILED BY
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.
HELD FOR WIFE DESERTION
Spokane Soldier Nabbed in Kooskla on
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.
'49 DAYS SHOW COMES TO CLOSE
Band Entertainment Enjoyable and
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
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
1. If you are not, why are you not
a regular attendant at the services of
2. What has been the reason given
by some neighbor or friend for non-at
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
would appeal to and meet with the co
operation of the men of this commun
Your brother man,
G. OSCAR OLIVER,
Pastor Federated Church.
MBS. MATTIE OTTO BOUND OVER
Held to District Court for Shooting Ne
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
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,
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. ■
PROPOSED HIGHWAY WOULD BE
BUILT UP SOUTH FORK
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
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.
ONLY ONE COMMISSIONER
MAINS TO BE APPOINTED
INI EVAN EVANS FOR POST
New System of Government Goes Into
Effect Monday—Nine Depart
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
Commerce and industry—-Jay Gibson,
Coeuj d' Alene.
Invesment—C. A. Elmer, Gooding.
Reclamation— W. G. Swendsen, Poca
Law enforcement—R. O. Jones, Boise.
Public works—William J. Hall, Wgl
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
GAYLORD EIMERS RETURNS
Gaylord Eimers was an arrival Sun
day night from Camp Taylor, Lou.s
He received his final dis
heen in the
charge, after louring
military service for almost ten mouths.
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