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i k Health A ;rmcntc'i Breju id nia y be JPF even hr \ *'V. 4 r . rf ' -VV?« R-ÄLAJD, SO 330 W2G THJNIÖ ïf» ONWOOD, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO. FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1803. ,i iii t T.< ii II .»l ijn-TTn i -v i cirr i '"1. 1 '■ ■■ ■ u i uw. ' : y„. VO NUMBER 15. •r-r' j - j. .Livi_v- | . 1Mt .r 1 » | n .mj. All adüHpPr Camai *vith the Nea Perce India nation, i? now the greatest rich wheat belt anywhere in the porthwest not tapped by a rail foad. }t pompriseg- a scope of Country equal in extent to the whole Palouse valley. It is six ty-five miles from Mt, Idaho to Lewigtou by the most direct route, and will average from thirty to fifty mijes in width, the whole of which territory is fine wheat land, equal to the fa lous potlatch country, which is nearest to us and the same qual ity of soil as ours. The lowest estimate ever made here is thirty bushels per acre as average, which will give a fair idea of capacity, make the Whitman county delegation ppen their eyes, and add roateri aily to their figures in the Chron icle of April 13, 1893, in which they estimate their surplus to fhip pp the line of this renid an nually at from live to seven mil lion bushels, We can show between hewipton and Mt, Idahp an area of the lowest possible estimate of sixty miles by thirty miles, nearly all all of which is the very best wheat land. But we will say, to be safe, that only two-thirds of it is good wheat land, making 1200 square miles or 768,000 acres, which at thirty bushels per acre yields 23,040,000 bushels. This is far below the actual capacity and area. As is well known, the Nez Perce reservation comprises over three quarters of a million acres, and over half a million not allotted to be opened up for settlement, which readily phows the figures to be a very low estimate, This does not in clude Joseph and Doumecq's plains on the south side of Sal. mon river and Weippe on the north side of Clearwater, all of which is tributary to Camas Prairie. Especially the Joseph and Doumecq's plains have no other outlet and form quite an extensive country, Camas prai rie is not only a fine wheat coun try, but is especially adapted to the growth of timothy and other grasses, oats and barley. We sincerely hope that the ac tion of our neighbors in Whit man and other northern coun ties will have the desired effect in attracting the attention of the Great Northern, and that a full investigation may be made by that company whicn is all we ask, When once fully investi gated it insures us their road, and should the Northern Pacific decline the generous subsidy from Lewiston and Nez Perce county or prolong the time we would suggest to them that they offer the same to Mr. Hill for his road or to the Union Pacific. We are not partial to any road, but we do want a road, and until We do get one a great country remains dormant. I made an estimate several years ago, at the request of J. P. Vollmer, for the Northern Pacific of the actual area and capacity of the strictly good wheat land in Idaho county, outside of the reservation, which only included Camas Prairie to the Nez Perce county line. In that estimate I gave thirteen townships with an average capacity of thirty bush els per acre, which would make 8,925,600 bushels. Since that estimate was made there have been many new settlements on ' öP' on ( 'raid's PBBPPent to Camas gd in the forks of the and South Branches of Clearwater that were not inclu ded in that report, all of which produce fine wlieat, In addition to these agricultu ral resources we have very valu able mines. Elk City, Warrens, Florence and Salmon river, all of which get their supplies here. The stock interest^ are superi or to all other branches of busi ness here at present. The Sal mon and Clearwater hills afford abundant bunch grass for many thousand cattle winter and sum mer, and more hogs have' been driven from the Camas prairie country during the last year than front all the rest of the state, Denver, Grangeville and Cot tonwood are becoming of some importance as towns, each reach ing out and trying to become the great metropolis. The energy displayed is commendable and each deserves the reward all are striving for, The railroad ter minus will settle the question when it comes and we hope it will be in the near future. We extend our invitation to the Great Northern, to the Northern Pacific, Union Pacific and all other roads. This country is of too much importance to be bottled up rais ing hogs and cattle much longer. We must have a railroad and this is the only practical route connecting North and South Ida ho, unless they follow up the barren, uninhabited Snake river. — B. F. Morris, in Spokane Chronicle. Obrangeville Items, But little news this week owing to almost constant storm. With a clear sky we now hope for bet ter things, The McGinley troupe played here to a good house on Mondaÿ evening, giving good satisfaction. They have rented the Grange Hall for two months^ making this their headquarters and in the meantime giving entertain ments at all prominent points on the Prairie, We hope to see your city well represented at the annual Com mencement exercises of the C. R. C. Academy which takes place on the 19th of May. Four of the pupils will graduate at that time and we are assured that a larger class will complete the course of study next year, which speaks well for the institution. Prof. Norwood has arrived and taken charge of the agricultural Experimental Station here. Judging the man on short ac quaintance no mistake has been made in his selection for the place. A regular weather bureau will he established as soon as his instruments arrive when we all may expect a better weather programme than in the past. Another large mercantile estab lishment will open up here on the 15tn of May, occupying the lower floor of the Grange Hall. J. T. Riggins, with his usual enterprise will by the 1st of May start a passenger and light freight line from here to Lewis ton, three trips a week, three seated hacks and four-horse teams. Plans are being prepared for the public school building. When completed it will be alto gether the finest structure in the ,i iii t T.< ii II .»l •r-r' j - j. .Livi_v- | . 1Mt .r 1 » | n .mj. county. s The Prairie should be proud of the splendid display of horseflesh on our streets on Saturday, Twenty -une Petch^fpq gnd fine blood horses were in the proces sion. Clearwater Opaeklings Epitqb Report: Everything bloom ing at Cleeifwater. Nobody sick or mad. The viewers on the road connecting the county Poor Farm with the terminus of the Elk City wagon yoad survey have finished their work and their re port has been approved by the county commissioners. Distance from Itiebold's to Jackson bridge, four miles; from hridge to Poor Farm, nine miles; cost of con struction, about $1200, Very little blasting will have to be done. They report an easy grade over the entire rpute, Only about seven miles of new road will have to be made, the rest of the survey conforming to the old road. A great many miners and pros pectors enroute for Elk City are taking a "lay-over" at Browns ville. Mrs. Lister, a lady late from the east, will train the in fant vine of thought to climb the sturdy tree of knowledge at the Clearwater school house this summer, We anticipate success. If wisdom's ways were but a plain Smooth as the calm ' Pacific main, And travelers met with nei ther care, Nor harrier to deter them there, And all was free from evil's share, No one would need say perse vere ; But since the hills of knowl edge rise In rugged columns toward the skies Like Himalaya's lofty peaks On which none but King Avis speaks Let's whisper in the faint one's ear In tender words to persevere. Rob Roy. W. E. Graham, Dealer in furnture and undertak er's supplies. Special attention given to undertaking and em balming. I have the finest and cheapest, and will not be under sold by anybody. Three doors west of the post office, Grange ville, Idaho. For Sale. The undersigned has for sale 100 acres land, fenced, creek running through one corner, close to timber, one-half mile from school. Terms to suit. 160 acres unimproved land, near timber, and good stock range adjoining. Abstract title, war rantee deed given. Inquire of, W. N. Knox Jr. Recorder's office, Mt. Idaho, Ida. 7-tf. W ould Y ou Like a Picture? "THE ELITE," Grangeville's new photograph gallery, is now open for business. The best con ; strueted and equipped gallery in Idaho. New instruments, elab orate scenery, latest novelties and styles. Artistic photogra phy executed "rain or shine." If you wish fashionable and life like photos, crayon or water-col or portraits, cull at "The Elite," 'Grangeville, Idaho. Hanson, Photographer. ijn-TTn i -v i cirr i '"1. 1 '■ ■■ ■ u i . uw. ' : y„. fUP'CALI-' ON WAX & GOLDSTONE IV HEN IN NEED OF MERCHANDISE SUCH AS Dry Goods and 01 & O LARGEST £ £ & O pd Most Complete Stock and Hardware, Crockery, et » * Lowest Prices* Etc., Etc fa a Cottonwood, Id. f^yrWe also carry a Full Lino of $«sh & Ihwve, Boots & Shoçg, Paints, Oils & Glass, Drugs, &c. V...NXV, <J HOUSE, The Traveling Public, and Transient Guests Generally, wifi find Superior Accommodations at This Hotel. The Comfort and Convenience of Guests will lie a Principal Consideration In the Management of this House, and our Patrons will Receive the -Worth of their Money.—— Good Tables, Good Beds, "Good Treatment" CHA RGES R EA SON A RLE. C. B. Wood, Proprietor, COTTONWOOD, Is Our Motto. IID-A-HO $50,000 w. w. BROWN, Cashier. H. READY, A General Banking Business Transacted. The Pa People of Idaho County is Respectfully Solicited. Keuterville Sliingle Mill P. N. POWELL, Proprietor, Keeps Constantly on Hand First and Second-class Shingles. Shingle Yard with Wax & Gold stone, at Cottonwood. Special Prices to Contractors. MILL, II Miles West of Keuterville. The Bank of Camas Prairie Grangeville, Idalio. CAPITAL The Only Incorporated Bank in Idaho County. STOCK CF'u.lly JPa-icl), - - - ——OFFICERS:-— F. W. KETTENBACH, A. I REILNRK H, President. Vice President. DIRECTORS:-— GEO. R El BOLT, B. F. MORRIS, HENRY WAX, JAMES EDWARDS ' A. FREIDEXRICH, F. W. KETTENBACH. Interest Allowed on Time Deposits. Money to Loan on Long or Short Time. Exchange Bought The Patronage of the And Sold.