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Mountain Cabin m IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS WITH WHICH IS CONSOLIDATED THE ORANGEVILLE GLOBE GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO, THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1924 I VOL'39- NO 48. $1.50 THE YEAR II DIE OH t ommissioners of Orangeville . Will Soon Call District Wm T Election on $35,000 Issue jvemment to Cooperate on Basis of 58 Percent to 42 - Raised Percent $36,000 will for Bond ejection ortly be called lu the Grangeville district to defray the dist share of cost of the North and highway from Grangeville to e line of the Fenn Highway dlst Ighway let's lUtû • I Five and a half miles of road will L built to connect with the Fenn «strict. Tentative plans caU for the Highway to go north on State Street, [ml around the end of the railroad, avoiding Lnce west on the route of the old Ud to the Keeler place, from which L highway will parallel the right [f-way to tlie'end of the district. Gra |ing ami macadamizing of State (reel Is a part of Orangeville's mun ripal street improvement program, oon to be under way. SOON FIX ELECTION DATE Highway district officials have not leaded upon a date for the bond lection, but will reach a conclusion rlthin a few days. In company with '. E. Oxley, district state highway ngincer, of Lewiston, members of he highway board weijt over the rotative route Monday. Twelve hundred dollars has been ft aside by the GrangevUle district w the survey. Cottonwood Highway district, which ill build two miles of highway to mnei't with Fenn, has set aside $500 >r the survey. The surveys are ex ited to start soon. Seven and a half miles of high ay will Ik* built in the Fenn dlst ct, as a result of the district recent ' voting $35,000 in bonds for road nrposes. U. S. MONEY DELAYED I Federal appropriation, to be add rl to the districts' quotas in Cot jonwood, Fenn and Grangeville High lay districts on a 58-42 basis, will lot be available until the federal lid appropriation Mid for 1924-1025 lusses congress, but this will not hold Ip construction work, it is announced. I The highway between Grangeville N Cottonwood wipl Ik- surfaced with pushed rock, and it is anticipated pe work will be finished by fall. Y CLEANUP DAY SET FOR MAY 12 Orangeville's as set for May 12 by the city coun *• nt the regular meeting of the imicil, Monday night. Residents *k«l prior to that time to gather all 'fuse that iras accumulated during sacks or at the edge of the street. Team t<'is employed by the city will hau ? e to the dump ground free of narre. ;i P year and place it in ►AH0 COUNTY LAND IS OPEN FOR ENTRY Twenty-one thousand five hundred 1<re * of public land In Idaho county 11 ' [*' en set aside for homestead ? hv the inferior en „ department at asnington. Ajjvices received here 0 not describe the land that will he si A.t° Pntr -V- other than that it in the Lewiston land district, has been designated n S land. The as graz ; ' 1 " ey Brown, a veteran of the fierce Indian war of 1877, this received word that he had granted a federal pension a nionth because of his service Indians. He will receive a year's back pension. , )Wn ' H application has been ^hW n » v,,K,,,neton l( i served as a volunteer vaptain Randall during the «•k "<>n or bo Minst the 10 , r " than Mr. since Febru m weei| LET LION ROAR VIA RADIO. AND NOW F1KPO THE LAST SILVER THREAD. THREE KINDS OF WEALTH. By Arthur Brisbane Here is a new radio idea. British broadcasters will install a microphone and very small transmitter in some wild wood, frequented by nightingales, and the wonderful bird "not bom for death" will be heard all over England, Suggestion for American broad casters. Instead of a bed-time story. let youngsters hear the lion roaring. elephant trumpeting, hyena laugh ing and baboon yelling from the zoo. It could be arranged by adjusting the feeding hours. Every boy would like it, especially the lion's roar. "I'll fight no more," says Firpo, after this one The Argentine giant means to live Ids own life and leave the atmos phere of the prize ring, which does not please him. He even refuses the possibility of making half a million by one more fight in the United States. Firpo has met "a worse knockout than Dempsey's." A lady from Paris, who acts, wants Firpo to go to France. Who was't betrayed the capital? —A woman! Who was the cause of a long ten years' war, and laid at last old Troy in ashes?—Woman! And now it's Firpo's turn. Just fifty years ago, young Hart Pease Danks and his wife lived hap pily. He even wrote a song to tell her that his affection would last for ever. Gold" was the title of that song, you remember it. well, if you're fifty. It's a pretty song. Many have butchered it. It made money and when prosperity came in one door, harmony flew out of the other. Danks and his wife sep arated. His son and daughter have quarreled about royalties on the song. In 1903, an old man was found dead, kneeling beside his bed in a Philadel phia lodging house. On an old copy of "Silver Threads" he had written this: "It's hard to grow old atone." That wa 8 Danks. Last Friday his wife was burled. She had died at eighty-two, in Brooklyn rooming house, where she Silver Threads Among the lived alone. Construct your own moral, and he sure to include thus; put a good house and lot in your wife's name, or build up for her respectable hank account, that you can't touch, than to sing to her "Yes, my darling, you wifi he always young and fair to me." It's better to Hound the world fliers, encounter ing heavy weather, were temporarily checked, and geese that never learn "the flying machine will never he practical." It Isn't so long since railroad time tables announced that trains would -un af Smell an hour, "weather per Weathcr doesn't stop them <ay mittlng. now. It won't stop flying machines, either, In another twenty-five years. three kinds of wen tli only—the earth on which you stand, time, and ma,n's Intelligence. How wealth Increases and time is act ually increased or, saved is shown by research of tlvc National Asso ciation of Farm Equipment Manu factures. Thanks to machinery, sav ing labor, American farmers saved days of actual There are work. Figured at $3 a day that would be gain to the farmers of four bil lions of dollars. Farmers will won der where the money is. The fact, unfortunately, Is the Raving of time, money and cost due to perfecting of machinery, goes rgely to middlemen—not much of it to those that do the actual work. il that h You would say that Wg muscles on valuable arms and hack are more earners than deep convolutions In the brain, ns you read of offers made to Mr. Jack Dempsey. He has a mov ing picture offer of a million, and two offers running from half a mil ion to a million for a few minutes of fighting. "Muscle is king," you then you remenriier that Rockefeller, jr., leaning over for his 21-foot putt, might halve one little (Continuel! on last page) but say, John D. Nez Perce war. Mr. Brown is one of the old-timers here with when Camas of bunch of Idaho county. He came his j>arents in Prairie was a vast area grass, crossed only by the old tra from TiOwlston to Elk City. T a rc smaH settlement at Mt. Idaho and the Crooks family ranch that is now the 1887, was a at the time Uved on a site of Grangeville. H1WLET MAY ENTER BARE Conservatives Among Demo crats Groom Former Gover nor to Run Against Borah Ex-Service Man Bourbons Next Choice: Progressives Want Samuels for Governor James H. Hawley, former governor, and for many years a leader of the more conservative group of the Dem ocratic party in Idaho, may be that party's choice to oppose Senator Wil liam E. Borah in the fall ejections, It developed over the week-end, fol lowing conferences of Bourbon lead ers in all parts of the state, says the Boise Statesman. While Democratic spokesmen are loath to discuss candidate« generally, they are firm in their statements that Borah must go. Hawley is the logical man to heat Idaho's senior senator, some Democrats feel that because of the former gov ernor's 70 odd years he may not he able to make ns vigorous campaign as would a younger man. Should the former governor not make the race then It Is llkejy, in the opinion of some Democrats, that a former service 'man will be drafted a 8 a candidate. Borah's disagreement with former soldiers leads Bourbons to believe some man in their ranks, who saw service in the World war, could command the vote of veterans and ride into the senate. SAMUELS FOR GOVERNOR say, while others ipeethcular shoving in the guberna-j torial race two years ago. when he, finished second to the Republican, I Moses I Progressives, however, are not so ■ertain that they will put a man in the race against Borah. In fact, some 'imminent in the party will go so far •is to say they will not oppose Borah, but neither will they Indorse him. The third party spokesmen in south 'da ho are sure of one thing and only thing— H. F. Samuels will again be their candidate for governor. His me Governor Moore, and nosed Uexauder, Democratic candidate and i former chief executive of the state, »ut of second place, has made him he logical leader of the third party in Idaho. Governor Moore has announced his 'ntention of seeking re-ejection and indorsement of his administration by hi 8 party at the Lewiston delegate •onventlon, 'he nomination. <eek to break which sent him into office two years "dirt their him practically assures His opponents will up the farmer vote by opposing him with Democrats have C. Ben Ross, mayor of Poca igo, fanners." eyes on tello, who has been engaged in farm (Continued on last page) KEEPING THE OL' FELLOW BUSY Sü HE RE'S AMOTHEB. OAIE Foe voue. BOOK, OL' TIANEB./ t * Mtk ft I «* m ■« 51 \ -« Hu r IF •<* / III//, $ BO OK ß V. \ V « *5 -0^ % M <}\$ l Ml0 oC % % t C & y m < ■ \\> if \ a i T ? % » » k * - N >1 mm i'' 'M iL it Vi - î t * Eimers to Be New Postmaster Grangeville in John P. Eimers, former cashier of the First National bank, and chair man of the Idaho County Republi can Central committee, has been recommended to the postoffice de partment for appointment as post Postmaster Charles J. whose term expires April 23. The recommendation was by Con gressman Burton L. French, and it is expected the appointment will he immediately made. As a result of Investigations by Simmons, the civil service commission as to qualifications of the eight applicants for the postmastership, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Eimers and William T. Williams were certified as ranking the three highest Under government regula tions, any one of the three could lx* recommended for appointment Separated Thirty Years, Brothers United at Deathbed After a separation of more thas thirty years, two brothers were united at the deathbed of Henry Humiston, 72, in GrangevUle, Sunday night The other was George Humiston, of Pot latch, who arrived here three hours before big brother expired. Henry Humiston was unconscious, when the brother arrived, in fact he was dying | More than thirty years ago the brothers separated. George Humiston ! Uved in California, and Henry Humis ton located near Whitebird. They did not exchange letters, neither did they j see each other. ■JP* days prior to his death, Henry , Humiston, ill, was brought to Grange-. ville from Whitebird, and taken to j the home of Mrs. W. M. Connor, where [ he received care. Relatives were noti-1 brother, !So ZT'litTaT Ä&Ä | came. He saw hi s brother alive, hut that was all. Henry Humiston did not ' recogniae him, for death already was wrapping its shroud alHiut him. [ Henry Humiston was born in Ohio. jj e crossed the plains to Oregon in j ,, ar i y days, and had since made his | home ln the we8 t. Since 1894, he had res jde.l near Whitebird. He was never, married. Funeral was held Tuesday morning : from the Hancock parlors, under aus- j pices of the Christian Science society. Burial was in Prairie View cemetery, Martin Johnson, of Carlhel. and Pete Fader, Lewiston, were released from the Idaho county jail Friday. Baoh finished serving three months for violation of the federal prohibi Mon law. They were sentenced last j December hv U. 8. Judge F. 8. Die trich, at Moscow. | FEDERAL PRISONERS FINISH JAIL TERMS f()f) |(|()|jj|(||j |j|J) PAROLE ! j Plunges Dirk into Companion During Fight Over Camera Sheriff Notifies Prison John Snook, warden of the Idaho state penitentiary, at Boise, telegraphed Sheriff W. H. Eller Tuesday that a guard would be sent from the state prison to Grangeville to return Little Bear to the pen. Jean Little Bear, alias Tex Harris, a quarter-breed Chero kee Indian, on parole from the state penitentiary, was landed behind the bars of the Idaho county jail, Saturday, by Sheriff W. H. Eller, after he had stabbed in three places Rob ert LeMent, also an ex-convict, in a woodchopper's cabin, the Anderson place, in the Big Cove, Friday night. The trouble between the two ex on Crinkled, , m< i unit with age, but the ° f ^ f°" Dick, veteran Idaho county miner, arrived in Grangeville Sunday, eu routo f n)ln Seattle on Iris annual pilgrimage to the placer mines near 1 . h Warren. Perhaps the only remaining Chinese of the thousands who in early days swarmed the placer diggings of Idaho county. Goon, better known a s China Dick, lias spent forty years searching IS FOR RILLS Goon Dick Ketch-em Hi-you Gold, Bye and Bye, He Opines *■*-''-***' for the precious yellow metal in E k City, Florence and W nrrem Ho fo lowed l»om after boom In the gl r mining days of yesteryear, and has oils finally, in his declining years, centered his activities in ren country, where ho goes spring, with pick and pan and grub stake, and spends the summer sifting the sands for nuggets and dust, "Ketch 'em, hi-you, enthusmstieal ly asserted Dick in describing two-score years of mining In Idaho county, "but spend em all, he then sadly related, (Continued on last page) the War every his convicts originated over a camera, it is related. Little Bear made a dive for DeMent, and in doing so ran into LouIh Purcell, also an ex-convict, who was sitting in a chair. Purcell over, and then leaped at Le Ment, slashing him across the left lüde of the hack with a (5-inch dirk. He also drove the dagger into both the man's arras. -—--— ■ 8AV IT WAS ACCIDENT He knocked Realizing what might be serions noiiHeqUences of the (knifing, Little Hear requested that the three for mer penitentiary inmates call the cutting an accident, to which both agreed. Word was sent to Willis Mattox in Grangeville, who had been haul ing wood from the Anderson place to town, that LeMent had been In jured by falling on an axe and saw. Mattox was requested to go to the camp and convey the wounded man to Grangeville. MntttoX, believing their story brought the man to town,and ho was taken to the county hospital. Dr. B. Chipman, on examining LeMent's wounds, declared they were not caused by his falling on art axe or saw. licMent then told the story of the stabbing. SHERIFF NABS INDIAN After Ix*Ment had told his story to Sheriff Eller Saturday, the sheriff picked up Lltflle Bear and Purcell who by this time had come to Orange ville. Later the sheriff dismissed Pur cell, but landed the quarter-breed belli ml the bars, and wired the state penitentiary to send a man to Grangevlllle and return him to prls for violating his parole. Purcell and Little Bear had been In the vicinity of Grangeville since last fapl, when they were paroled from the prison. LeMent, who had t»een pardoned, (arrived 'bore about ■ h six weeks ago. Purcell was sent up for burgarly at Kamiah a few years ago. The ex-convicts have been cutting wood. MUCH BUSINESS COMES BEFORE COUNTY BOARD scheduled to board of county Much business is come before the qommissionerg at the quarterly ses sion which opens in the courthouse Monday morning. The board will decide on bound aries of election precincts and name election registrars. Few changes In boundaries of precincts are contem plated. It Is said that the Denver and Fenn precincts may be merged. The board will fix the salaries ot officials for the 1925-26 bien nium at this session, with exception of the salary of the county attorney, which is fixed at the July meeting of the board. Matters pertaining to highways al so are expected to come before the board at the April term. CHAUTAUQUA DATES ARE JUNE 20 TO 25 Ellison-White Chautauqua will be hqid in Grangeville June 20 to 25, inclusive, the choutnuqua organiza tion has informed the local commit tee. ODD FELLOWS INITIATE Initiated a class of Odd Fellows candidates Saturday ndght. Visitors were present from adjoining lodges, incuding a large delegation from Winona, which lodge .had one candi date. After the work, supper was served.