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Plow Woman
B.K ELEA JVOTl CATES ,
Author of **Thc Biography of a Prairie
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CHAPTER XVIII.
WkjK lEDICINE mountain was a vol
JVl J cano. Out of Its rocky sum
mit and Into the quiet air of
the May morning was rising
r Straight blue column of smoke.
A flag wigwagged from the southern
flookout station to herald the phenome
and In a moment the post was
Keen sighted scouts hurried to
ts of vantage, where they studied
mounting plume. Far reaching
were trained, amid lively sur
imise from the galleries fronting the
parade, while at barracks, blocking the
•windows and through the porch, the
laager troopers gossiped and craned.
I But In the stockade interest reached
Jits highest pitch. Braves, squaws and
(Children were strung along the upper
emd of the lnclosure breathlessly watch
ing the vapor thread. Each swarthy
had dropped the mask of listle*»
Jness. Each figure was rooted. Not an
e forsook a straight line to the
ichlng mountain top.
For full three minutes the distant
sent up a steady pillar. Then fort
stockade saw that pillar suddenly
abble, as if caught in the vagaries
a fitful breeze—saw it wabble,
icken, break and disappear, when
butte again stood, a Jagged tooth,
st ^he sky. Above it, innocently
floated a hand's breadth o if
4 „ _
"bow the trumpet rang. O'Bey
t, two detachments mounted. One
away down river, keeping
lose in the lee of the bluffs; the other
ed the fetry and was landed at
cut north of Shanty Town, from
here it made toward the Norwe
*a. Behind an envious but fever*
ly happy garrison set about putting
extra polish on its arms. The
wks too short for a war pony,
ve dqty bad not been expected
$*ltbln the month, yet the time of
•dreary waiting was up at last, for here
mithin striking distance were the hoa
ftUe reds.
) The warriors In the stockade knew
(better. Like so many whipped dogs,
they were scattered to cover, there to
bide their bitter chagrin. No war par
ti was come to harry Brannon, to lure
the troopers into battle, to free the
captive village. A lone Indian—the
looked for messenger—had fanned that
signal fire on the mountain, and by a
wave of his blanket be had told them
aril news.
To Colonel Cummings the seeming
early boldness of the enemy gave'an
tinkling of what might be expected 1st
if on—In the summer, when there
would be good grazing and a smaller
force at the post. Already he feared
for the safety of the settlers living
Within sight of the garrison flag. The
detachment landed at the cut was or
dered to warn two of them. The third
was Evan Lancaster. To him the com
manding officer sent David Bond.
But It was Dallas whom the evangel
ist sought. He found her at work up
on the plowed strip, cross dragging it
In preparation for the planting of the
corn. As she drove up and down she
walked hatless In the sun. Her hair
was down and bung forward in two
braids. She wore the snug jersey that
bad been her mother's. Her skirt was
tucked up, back and front, to be out
of the way. It disclosed no red flan
nel petticoat, however.
Not far away was Simon, a starling
riding him to gobble the greenheads as
they bit. The bull was revolving sulk
ily on his picket rope and Bheddlng his
long winter coat upon the new grass.
In deference to his Inborn dislike Dal
las was wearing an underskirt of blue.
Though tbe evangelist had never
Men her trudging bebind tbe mules, be
bad often spoken of It pityingly. Yet
as he came toward her now he felt
only an unbounded pride In her unself
ishness and in her brave efforts to
Wrest a living from the soli.
"A splendid Ruth," he murmured,
advancing; "a splendid Ruth toiling
In the fields!"
Seeing him, she gave a swift, trou
bled glance at the shack. Then, avoid
in his eyes and without speaking,
she pulled up Ben and Betty and
Jxeld out a hand.
f'When he tous it the pride of a mo
ment before changed to compassion.
Be remembered that be must tell her
What would alarm, for in her face he
•aw traces of many a sleepless night
yuad of a sapping worry.
, "Daughter, you are ill!" he declared
And kept a tight hold on her fingers.
-"No; there ain't anything the matter
With me, only"—still avoiding his eyes,
•he turned to survey the harrowed
land—"only I'm some put out. This
•od''
' "Never mind the sod," he said grave
ly. "I want to ask—did you see the
mountain?" He loosed her fingers and
pointed an arm to tbe south.
She laughed, following his pointing.
|**Yes, I did. Looks as If claims are
getting scarce, don't It? When a nest
tr has to file up there!"
j, .Midway between shack and butte
(fas an ox team that had been trav
iUD£ to and fro across a quarter sec
|W|lnce dawn. The team was now
it a stand, and their driver was
touching against hls plow. Beyond
<a ware Several galloping dots.__
7L.5 "Tä * airy7" said
J, AiHJ-T0T-"raW
David Bond.
She assented.
"One word will tell you what it
means, Dallas. It's Indiand!"
She showed no sign of disquiet.
Presently, when 6he had thought over
the announcement, she turned round
to him, frankly meeting hls gaze for
the first time. "That's funny," she
said. "Why, last year all the way up
from Texas there wasn't an Indian
bothered us!"
"Last summer before you came the
soldiers at Brannon did not dare go
more than a mile outside the lines to
hunt. It will be the same this sum
mer. There is that stockade full of
prisoners, and four of them are con
demned to be hanged. Before long the
Indians will be circling the post."
She looked away at the ox team.
They were being taken from the plow
and put to a wagon.
Then again she turned Bquarely.
"What about Shanty Town?" she said,
with meaning,
He understood. "Shanty Town goes
when the troops go, but-"—hesitatingly
—"Matthews does not. He wJH stay
at Brannon to act as Interpreter.'*
"He will!" she sdid and colored.
He colored, too, feeling himself re
proved, but from under the wide bat
tered felt that bad supplanted the no
Dia hls eyes shone wlthjio resentment,
eniy falfreyiy tenderness.
3 'You wonder wjjy I do not remain,"
he began, "so that Matthews could be
sen£ away. I shall tell you."
She let the reins f all to the d rag.
That Isn't lt,' T sje answered gulctiy.
"We have no right to ask you to
anything after the way dad treated
you. But the colonel sent you over to
tell us to look out, didn't he? And be
keeps a man over there—pays him to
stay—and that man Is a sight worse
than an Indian!"
"I could have that man dismissed,"
be said slowly. "Please let ite tell
yon why I don't In the first place,
r
s
The distant fire sent up a steady pillar.
the Indians are beginning to act badly
—very badly. They are invading Crow
territory and stealing from peaceful
bands. They are molesting whites
wherever they can find them and mur
dering. So we can judge that there
well be hard fighting, for the troops
will seek to pay them up.
"Oh. Dallas, how I pray to see trou
ble stop! I am going to the Indians.
I know their leaders—have known
them for ten years or more. I shall
ask them to consider the good of their
squaws and children and property and
ask them to accept reservation life. If
they won't, I shall beg a few of them
to come In with me and at least talk
treaty.
"That Is the first reason for my go
ing. The second is the Jamiesons. If
I find those poor women and tell their
captors lliat the four chiefs here are In
danger, I know mother and daughter
will be banded over to me"—
"You're right! You can save them!"
"God bless you for saying that! It
won't be pleasant with Matthews
here"—
"But you must go. Never mind about
Matthews."
"I cannot go without being satisfied
that you and Marylyn will be safe.
Tbe colonel said"—
"The colonel!" she interrupted. Then,
half resentfully, "Did the women folk
send any word?"
He was mildly surprised. "N-n-no,"
he answered, "they didn't, but"—
She laughed and picked up the reins.
"Well, dad 'll never leave this quar
ter," she said decisively, "If that's
what the colonel wants."
The evangelist shook his head.
" 'Thou dwellest in the midst of a re
bellious house,' " he quoted sadly.
"Now, if you come to the fort to
live"—
"Matthews could move into the
shack."
"Hardly that with the backing you
have. The boys at the post would
never s ee Matt hews take your home.
you and your
father care to live here you can. Pub
lic opinion over there''—he pointed to
Brannon—"to strong in your favor. And
there to Lounsbury too. Why, that
man is helpless."
She averted her face.
"So you will lose nothing by coming
to the fort," he persisted, "while you
may save a great deal—your lives!"
"Dad will never go to the fort. He
hates 'em like poison."
"Yes —yes —he's foolish and stiff
i necked.' For such is punishment meted
! out. See!" The ox team was travel
ing toward them, prodded by the driver.
They stood In silence for awhile.
"Then go to Bismarck," urged David
Bond finally. "Stay there until the au
tumn."
"Live on what?" she asked.
From a hind pocket he very slowly
brought forth a narrow buckskin
pouch tied with a thong. He opened it
and emptied a handful of coins upon a
palm. "This is only a little," he said
apologetically, "but it will help, and—
you must think first of your safety."
"I can't take it," she said, her voice
all gentleness. "Even if I did—what
about next winter? I must stay and
raise things. Don't you see?"
"At Bismarck you would have a dou
ble market, Dallas. There is Fort Lin
coln and the town."
"I'd—I'd have to plow new ground,"
she went on/ "and—we'd have to build
again and dig another well"—
"There are men in Bismarck who"—
Suddenly she lowered her voice and
stepped nearer. "That's just the reason
dad wouldn't go there," she said.
"We'd be close to town. We'd have to
meet folks. Here he keeps away from
the fort and you and Mr. Lounsbury—
every one but Charley."
"Oh—oh—oh," breathed the evangelist
helplessly.
"Now you know. It's no use. I don't
complain, but he's fastened to the bend
with a diamond hitch!"
*Now I know!" David Bond ex
claimed.
A h411 yg sounded from the shack. Fac
ing that wa^i^ey saw the section boss.
He was standing "Tusî putgffie the door
balanced on one crutch. Tnê ôtùeS Jie
was thrusting angrily at the grounds
"You see!" said Dallas. "You seel
And bfi.can't J?elpjk P oor dad!"
The evangelist groaned and field out
a jjagi jfywt Jlrl^" M sai d, "It to
goouby. God keep youallj anaGod
help me! I see truly that you are tied;
that I can do uo good. The colonel
will surely take care that you are pro
tected. Lounsbury and Charles will
watch. I must go with that comforting
knowledge. My love to Marylyn.
Goodby."
She steadied her voice to answer. "I
watch," she said. "I don't sleep well,
so it's easy. If they heard a gun at
Brannon"—
He raised hls hand to bless her, then,
without speaking again, walked slow
ly away. She unhooked the tugs and
beaded the mules for home.
"Waal," called her father sarcastical
ly as she approached, "what's thet ol'
sulffler want? Is day aff t'morrow
th' en' o' th' world?"
She Ignored hls questions and told
him of the warning.
Instantly hls anger rose. Planting
himself before her, he shook a finger
close to her face. "So th' kunnel's try
ln' t' skeer us, is he?" he demanded.
"Tryln't' git us t' come in an' leave th'
ben'. Waal—ain't we right under hls
hose? Kaln't he watch out fer us?
W'at's he here fer? W'at's he paid
fer?"
Then, riding In on the tide of hls
wrath, came dark suspicion. "An'
w'at's he so crazy t' git us away fer?"
he queried. "Yah, yah! Ah'd like t*
know—Ah do know! He's got thet low
down card sharp of a Matthews fer hls
Interpreter. He knows thet card sharp
wants this Ian'. Thet's his game! An'
he kaln't fool me!"
"Maybe, maybe," said Dallas, leaving
him to stand beside Marylyn. "But, of
course, dad, we mustn't forget that
he's warned the other foIkB on this
aide too."
Her father glared at her. "You tak
ln' hls part, ain't y '?" he said. "M-m-m!
How's thet? Are you so all fired anx
ious t' git t' Brannon?"
"No, dad, I'll never go to Brannon.
Never, never! If I did, you, 'my fa
ther, oughtn't t* misunderstand it."
He quailed before her vehemence
and hobbled shamefacedly toward the
door. "O' course, if th' Injuns come"—
he began.
"They won't." She drew Marylyn to
her. "And if they do a shot 'll bring
help."
He was in the doorway now.
"W'y," he cried, "here's thet fool Nor
wegian goin' t' th' landin'! Waal, he
Is prltty shy on sand!"
"We'll be killed If the Indians come,
Dallas." It was Marylyn, whispering
up fearfully to her sister.
"We'll be careful, honey. Keep away
from the coulee after this. Walk to
ward Braunon always."
Dallas spent the afternoon out of
doors, where everything spoke of
peace. Not even a hand's breadth of
cloud floated upon the sky. The air
was warm and fragrant with the néw
growth. ^lagples chattered by. The
bobolinks sent up their hearty song.
When she left off work she saw the
settler from the "little bend" drive by
with his wife and children. Going
home, she found her father cleaning
and caressing the Sharps. But in her
ability to sense danger, as in her love
of the gloaming, Dallas was' like a
wild thing, and she felt not the slight
est disquiet
(To Be Continued.)
,
Hot Springs fight promoters are
trying to arrange a bout between
A1 Kaufman and Marvin Hart.
If you don't care to skat«, come
anyway and see the fun at the roller
rink January 1.
Yellow pine timber location, re
cently withdrawn from government
reserve, cruise 1% to 2 million.
Fee, |150. Address immediately,
Washington Trust Co., 16 Washing
ton block, Portland, Ore.
Shareholder»' Meeting
Notice la hereby given that the
regular annual meeting of the
sharehoders of the Lewiston Na
tional bank of Lewiston, Idaho, will
be held In the directors room of tala
bank on Tneeday, the 14th day of
January, 1908, at 10 o'clock a. m.
EDWARD C. SMITH, Cashier.
Dated at Lewiston, Idaho, De
cember 6, 1907.
Notice for Publication
Timber Land Act June .3 1878.
United States Land Office, Lewiston,
Idaho, December 18,-1907.
Notice is hereby given that in
compliance with the provisions of
the act of congress of June 3, 1878.
entitled "An act for the sale of tim
ber lands In the States of California,
Oregon, Nevada and Washington
Territory," as extended to all the
public land states by act of Aug. 4,
1892, Benjamin F. AytCh of Forest,
county of Nez Perce, state of Idaho,
has this day filed in this office his
sworn statement No. 3298, for the
purchase of the W % SW Ye of sec
tion No. 27. In township No. 32 N.
range No. 3 W.. B. M„ and will of
fer proof to show that the land
sought is more valuable for fts tim
ber or stone than for agricultural
purposes, and to establish his claim
to said land before the register and
receiver of this office at Lewiston.
Idaho, on Friday, the 7th day of
March, 1908. —
He names as witnesses: Malley
Farley, Clifford Staples, Carter Rob-*
lnson, William E. Aytch, all of For
est, Idaho, » » ». »
Any and all persons claiming ad
versely the above-described lands are
requested to file their claims In this
office Oh or before said 7th day of
March, 1908.
T. H. BARTLETT, Register.
Notice of Foreclosure Sale by Sharif
Commercial Trust Company, a
corporation, plaintiff, vs. George F.
Horaman, Daniel O'Malley, Llaale
O'Malley, hla wife, A. Sempert, Sol
Blumauer, and Eugene Hoch, dé
fendante.
Under and by virtue of an order of
aale and decree of forecloeure and
sale, Issued out of the district court
of the second Judicial district of the
state of Idaho, In and for the county
of Nez Perce, on the 10th day of
November, A. D. 1907, in the above
action, wherein Commercial Trust
Company, a corporation, the above
named plaintiff, obtained a Judgment
and decree of foreclosure and aale
against George E. Horsman, Daniel
O'Malley,. Lizzie O'Malley, hls wife,
A. Sempert, Sol Blumauer and Eu
gene Hoch, defendants, on the 18th
day of November, A. D. 1907, for the
sum of $1,129.80 besides Interest
and accruing costs, which said de
cree has been recorded In judgment
book "G" of said court at page-
I am commanded to sell the certain
lots, pieces or parcels of land, situ
ated, lying and being In the county
of Nez Perce, state of Idaho, and
bounded and described as follows, to
wlt:
All of the ne%, of the se%, of
section 31, and the w% of the sw%
of sectlou 32, all In township 33 and
also lot 4 of section 5, of township
32, all north of range 2 W. B. M.,
containing 160 acres more or less In
Nez Perce county, Idaho, heredita
mants and appurtenances thereunto
belonging or In anywise appertain
ing.
Public notice Is hereby given that
on Thursday, the 2nd day of Janu
ary, A. D. 1908, at 10 o'clock, a. m.,
of that day In front of and at the
front door of the court house of the
county of Nez Perce, In Lewiston,
Idaho, I will In obedience of said or
der of sale and decree of foreclosure
and Bale, sell tha above described
property, or so much thereof as may
be necessary to satisfy said judg
ment, with interest and cost, etc., to
the highest and best bidder, for the
lawful money of tbe United States.
HARRY LYDON, Sheriff,
By J R. LYDON, Deputy.
Dated December 11th, 1907.
Notice of Time Appointed for Prov
ing of Will, Etc.
In the Probate Court In and for Nea
Perce County, State of Idaho.
In the matter of the estate of Lo
retta K. Stirling, deceased.
Pursuant to an order of said pro
bate court made on the 11th day ot
December, 1097, notice Is hereby
givan that Monday, the 23d day of
December, 1907. at 10 o'clock a. m.
of said day, at the court room of said
court, at the courthouse in Lewiatoni
county ot Nez Perce, has been ap
pointed as the time and place for
proving the will of said Loretto K.
Stirling, deceased, and for hearing
the application of Frank 8. Stirling
for th« lasuanceto S. Leslie Thomp
son of letters testamentary, when
ani where any person Interested may
appear and contest the same.
Dated this 11th day of December,
1907. T. O. HANLON.
Cferk.
Notice for Publication
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
United States Land Office, Lewiston,
Idaho, September 16, 1907.
Notice Is hereby given that in
compliance with .the provisions of
the act of oongreee of June 3, 1878,
entitled "An act for the sale of tim
ber lands In the state of California,
Oregon, Nevada and Washington
territory," as extended to all the
public lend states by act of August
4, 1893, Ouy Mounce, of Lewiston,
county of Nee Perce, state of Idaho,
has this day filed In this office hla
■worn statement No. 3286, 1er the
purchase of the 8 % SW 84 of Mo
tion No. 11, in township Na IS N..
range No. 4 W. B. M., and will offer
proof to show that the land sought
Is more valuable for Its timber or
stone than for agricultural purposes,
and ta establish hls claim ta said
land before Register and Receiver
at Lewiston, Idaho, on Thursday, the
fth day of February, 1908.
Ha names the following witnesses:
Henry L. Benton, Isaac Dee
Champa, Lafayette Mounce, Elisa
beth 8. Benton, all of Forest, Idaho.
Any and all persons claiming ad
versely the above-described lands
are requested to file their claims tn
this office on or before the 8th day
of February, lfdf,
T. H. BARTLETT, Register.
/ Notice for Publication.
Department of the Interior, Land Of
fice at Lewiston, Idaho, September
25, 1907.
Notice is hereby given that Steven
D. Taylor of Falrburn, Idaho, has
filed notice of hls Intention to make
final five year proof in support of hls
claim, vit.; Homestead Entry No.
j 8734, made November 9, 1901, for
NE Ye Section 32, Township 34 N.,
Range 3 W., B. M., and that said
proof will be made before register
and receiver at Lewiston, Idaho, on
January 7, 1908.
He names the following witnesses
to prove hls continuous residence
upon, and cultivation of, the land,
vis.:
Andrew J. Johnson,
Kern, William F. Rrown,
Falrburn, Idaho; John H.
Sweetwater, Idaho.
T. H. BARTLETT, Register.
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Notice of Publication
Notice Is hereby given that at 2 J
p. m., on the 10th day of February,
1908, at Lapwai, county of Nes
Perce, state of Idaho, before James
McGrath, J. P„ proof will be sub
mitted of the completion of works
for the diversion of one-half cubic
foot per second of the water of Lewis
creek and springs. In accordance
with the terms aad conditions of s
certain permit heretofore Issued by
tbe state engineer of the Btate of
Idaho.
1. The names of the persons
holding said permit are Martin L.
Gollsmlth and Samuel Lewis.
2. The postoffles address of such
persons Is Spalding, county of Nes
Perce, state of Idaho.
3. The number of such permit Is
1097, and the date set for the com
pletion of such wora is February 13,
1908..
4. Said water to be used for Irri
gation and domestic purposes.
5. Said works of diversion will
be fully completed on the date set
for such completion, and the amount
of water which said works are capa
ble of conducting to the place of In
tended use, In accordance with the
plana accompanying the application
for such permit. Is one-half cubic
feet per osfeond.
9.. The amount of lands for
which said water is available is 25
acres, particularly described as fol
lows: NW % NE H and SW %
NE % section 21, township 28 N.,
range 4 W., B. M.
JAMES STEPHENSON, JR...
Btate Engineer..
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Timber Land, Act June 3. 1878.
United States Land Office, Lewiston,
Idaho, November 4, 1907.
Notice Is hereby given that In
compliance with the provisions of
the act of Congress of June 3, 1878,
entitled "An act for the sale of Um
bel" lands In the States of California,
Oregon, Nevada, and Washington
Territory," as extended to all the
Public Land States by act of August
4, 1892, Anna Mounce, of Lewiston,
county of Nez Perce, state of Idaho,
has this day filed in this office her
sworn statement No. 3260, for tile
purchase of the NE 1-4 NE 1-4, Sec.
10, E 1-2 SE 1-4, and SE 1-4 NE
1*4, of Section No. 3, In Township
No. 32 N, Range No. 4 W., B. M.,
and will offer proof to show that the
land sought Is more valuable for its
!!"Î!ÎI_! r Bt0 ?® tha ° l°. r . ^cultural
purposes, and to establish hls claim
to said land before Register and Re
ceiver, at Lewiston, Idaho, on Wed
nesday, the 15th day of January
1908.
She names as witnesses: George
B. Clark, of Lewiston, Idaho;
L. Benton, Guy Mounce, itu>, c n e .
champ, all of Forest, Idaho.
' Any and all persons claiming ad*
versely the above-described lands are
requested to file their Claims In this
office on or before said 15th day Q f
January, 1908. ' 1
_H. BARTLETT, Register.
t« to Creditors.
In the Probate Court of Njt Perc»
.. County, Idaho.'
n I ™ t K # , ma , tter ° f th * **"* of Eva.
D. Nichols, Lola C. Nichols, Fred E
Nichole Charlie J. Nichols and
Ralph E. Nichols, Minors.
Notice is hereby given by the un
dersigned, F. W. Nichols, guardian
of the estate of Eva D. Nichols Lota
C. Nichols, Fred E. Nichols, Charlie
J. Nichols and Ralph B. Nichols,
minors, to the creditors of, and all
persons having claims against the
said minors, to exhibit them with
the necessary vouchers, within four
months after the first publication or
this notice, to the said guardian at
the law office of Anderson & Elliott
No. 317 Means block, Lewiston, Ida
ho, the same being the place for the
transaction of the business of said
estate, in Lewiston, county of Ne®
Perce, state of Idaho.
Signed and dated at Lewiston, Ida
ho, this 27th day of November a
D. , 1907.
F. W. NICHGLS,
__Guardian, Eva D. Nichols, et af.
Notice for Publication.
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
United States Land Office, Lewiston,
Idaho, September 26, 1907.
Notice Is hereby given that in
compliance with the provisions of
the act of Congress of Juns 3, 1878,
entitled "An act for the sale of tim
ber lands In the States of California,
Oregon, Nevada and Washington
Territory," m extended to all the,
public land states by act of August.
4, 1892, Elisabeth 8. Benton of Lew
iston, oounty of Nes Perce, state •»
Idaho, has this day filed in this of*
flo* her sworn statement No. 8282.
for thé purchase of the SE M NE %
and NE 14 BE 14 of Section No. 19 ,
in Township No. 12 N.. Range Nfc,
4 W„ B. M., and will offer greet te>>
show that the land Bought Is more«
valuable tor Its timber or stone than
for agricultural pu r poses, and to es
tablish her claim to said land before
Register and Receiver at Lewiston,
Idaho, oa Thursday, the 6th day el
February. 198*.
She names the following wit*
February, 1998.
Henry L. Benton,
champs, Lafayette Mounce, all oS
Forest, Idaho; Ony Monaco of Lew
iston, Idaho.
Any and nil parions claiming ad*
vonsly the above-described lands arc
requested to file their claims in this
office on or before said 6th day of
T. H. BARTLETT, Roglscter.
Notice for Publication.
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. Unit
ed States Land Office, Lewiston,
Idaho, November 23, 1907.
Notice is hereby given that In com
pliance with the provisions of the act
of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled
"An act for the sale of timber land»
in the States of California, Oregon.
Nevada and Washington Territory,"
as extended to all the public land
states by act of August 4, 1892, Henry
L. Benton of Forest, county of Nes
Perce, state of Idaho, ha» this day
filed in this office his sworn statement
No. 3271, for the purchase of the 9
% NE Ye and E Y, NW M of Section
No. 15, in Township No. 32 N., Rang»
No. 4 W., B. M., and will offer proof
to show that the land sought is more
valuable for its timber or stone than
for agricultural purposes, and to es
tablish his claim to said hind befor»
Register- and Receiver at Lewiston,
Idaho, on Thursday, the flth day of
February, 1908.
He names as witnesses, Lof»
Mounce of Forest, Idaho, Guy Mounc»
of Lewiston, Idaho, Isaac Deschamp
of Forest, Idaho, and Noel Munden of
Forest, Idaho.
Any and all persons claiming ad
versely the above-described lands are
requested to file their claims in this
office on or before said 6th day of
February, 1908.
T. H. BARTLETT. Register.
Contest Notice
Department of the Interior, United
states Land Office, Lewiston, Ida
ho, December 19, 1907.
A sufficient contest affidavit hav
ing been filed In this office by
Charles C. Phillips, contestant,
against Thomas H. Davis, Entry No.
10018, made July 6, 1903, for N W
NW N % NE Ye, section 13.
township 38, N. range 1 B.. B. M..
by ThomaB H. Davis, contestée, in
which it Is alleged that said Thom
as H. Davis has wholly abandoned
said tract and changed hls residence
therefrom for more than six month*
next preceding The date hereof, and
that said tract is not settled upon
or cultivated by said party as re
quired by law or at all. and that
contestant Is informed and believe»
that said entryman never establish*
ed a residence thereupon.
Said parties are hereby notified to
appear, respond and offer evtdnce
touching said allegation at 19
o'clock a. m. on February 3, 1908,
before Register and Receiver, at th*
United States Land Office lh Lewis
ton, Idaho. 4
The said contestant having, in •
proper affidavit, filed December 20,
1907, set forth facts which show
that after dns diligence personal
service of this notice cannot be
mads, It Is hereby ordered and di
rected that such notice be given by r
doe and proper publication. (
T. H. BARTLETT, Regtoter. j

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