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BY \V. M, REACH.
Subscription $1,50 per Year
J&nterea in the Postaßice al Cottonwood
Idaho, at Second-claim matter.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15. JBOJ.
In her last lucid rally before
death, Queen Victoria summoned
the Prince of Wales and the Kaiser
to her bedside and besought them
as, they loved her to avoid war and
maintain neace. The Prince and
Kaiser knelt end swore to do all in
their power to reign in peace, never
to allow England and Germany to
clash and to endeavor to indue all
other nations to do likewise. A
comprehensive view of internation«
al conditions since then reveals only
improved prospects for continued
peace and harmony. From the
Kritish standpoint Queen Victoria's
death appears to have strengthened
rather than weakened Great Brit
cin's position among the nations.
An anti-treating bill has been in
troduced in the legislature and
many petitions Are heing received
urging its passage. This is a
rational step toward reform in
intemperance. In no other coun
try is the pernicious habit of saloon
treating indulged in to so great an
extent as among Americans, and
the social obligation that its prac
tice entails, among drinking people,
invariably leads to excessive in
dulgence. A Washington paper
says that intemperance can be
stopped by the abolition of the cus
tom of "treating," and that very
same paper is as near right as any
other paper has been in pointing
out one of the reasonable and feasi
ble solutions of the temperance
It is amusing and at the same
time sad in the extreme to note the
many inconsistencies practiced by
the people of today. For example,
a man or woman, boy or girl, strug
gles along in this world to live an
honest upright life—on all sides he
or she is confronted by lurking
demons ready to drag him or her
down, and rarely ever does he or
she receive encouragement by (hose
whose duty it is so to do. All the
elevating graces with which God
endowed mankind and which should
shine as beacon lights, are hidden
from them. Death comes, the very
ones who refused or neglected to
give a word of encouragement and
uplift, are generally the first to
deck the casket with pyramids and
wreaths of beautiful flowers, Let
more of the love, respect and sym
path y which these tokeiiB bespeak,
be given the ltv'ng, not neces.-arily
in bouquets, but in kind deeds ami
words of encouragement, and this
world will.be the brighter and hap
pier for it.
Every man was once a boy, says
the Iowa Homestead. When he
was a boy he had sonic thoughts
about becoming a man. We have
a great deaKif concern for the hoys
oj the country and feel that some
of them do not get a chance to
make the most of themselves, if
they don't have a tyrannical father
and a nervous mother, they are to
be congratulated. Some mothers
spend a great deal of their time
making the boys life miserable be
cause he wants to play on the
carpet. The two feet of boys are
worth ten thousand feet of the best
carpet on the earth, and there will
be plenty of carpet long after the
boys have grown to he men. To
keep tho boys on the farm will de
pend upon what they thin'; <f
home. They should think more of
father and mother than anybody
else. When the boy begins to
doubt the motives, actions and
words of bis parents lie is not long
for that home. Treat the boys as
if they were human beings and
make them feel that they belong to
On the subject of the inviolabili
ty of sealed letters the Rev. Minot
.1. Savage is credited with saying:
"I think, for example—I do not
care how much they love each
other—that no husband on the face
of the earth, and no wife on the
earth ever had or ever should have
the right to break the seal of a
letter belonging to the oilier. 1
would as soon commit burglary as
to open a letter that belongs to my
wife. If there is something in it
that she wants me to know, she
will tell me; if there is something
in it that she does not wants me to
know-, then, if 1 trust ber, I don't
want to know it, and if I don't
trust her, marriage is at au end,
aud openiug the letter won't help
it any." What is true of husband
and wile applies With even greater
force to persons not in 6iioh close
relations to each other. There is
always a third party—the writer of
a letter—whose rights are *to be !
considered. To break the seal of a !
letter is to abuse the confidence of •
the sender, from whom privity of 1
communication may be of the ut
Many people in this vicinity have
been laboring under a misappre
hension, it appears, of the facts
relatiVe to the direction followed by
the Northern Pacific railroad ex
tension survey. It has been re
peatedly stated by the press that
this survey followed up Three
Mile creek in the direction of
Grangcville, This is correct so far
as Three Mile creek is concerned,
but the survey does not lead in the
direction of Grangeville we are in
formed. There is another Three
Mile creek, near Cul de Sac which
the Northern Pacific surved line
follows in the direction of Cotton
wood, through Camas prairie.
This information is obtained from
Indians who were in town this
week, and who had just retutned
from Kamiah where they had
been making final settlement of
right-of-way matters with Northern
Pacific officials. The indications
are that active railroad construc
tion will be renewed in this Action
in the near future, and that the
Camas prairie extension will be
the first to receive attention. The
rapid development of this section
in agricultural and mineral wealth,
and the wonderful increase in pro
duction of grain and stock, is the
incentive which prompts railroads,
to reach out for the trade of this
most favored and prosperous coun
try. Keep your eye on Cotton
wood. She's all right!
The claim of other cough medi
cines to be as good as Chamber
lain's are effectually set at rest in
the following testimonial of Mr. C.
D. Glass, an employee of Bartlett &
Dennis Co., Gardniet', Me. He
éays: 'T had kept adding to a cold
and cough in the winter of 1897,
trying every cough medicine I heard
of without permanent help, until
one day I was in the drug store of
Mr. Houlehan and he advised me
to try Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy and offered to pay back my
money if I was not cured. My
lungs and bronchial tubes were
very sore at this time, but 1 was
completely cured by this remedy,
and have since always turned to it
when l got a cold, and soon find
relief. I also recommend it to my
friends and am glad to shy it is tlie
best of all cgugh medicines." For
sale by all druggists.
A TOAST TO THE LOSING MAN.
"Here's to the mail that loses—the pa
tient, 'luckless wight,
Who battles ever manfully, though in u
Who works away hv night ami clay, and
ever meets defeat,
Yet knows Unit dim, ahead of him, suc
cès» —success is sweet.
Brink to his health-—the lusing man— !
commoner, prince or priest—
Who hits no hate for his hard fate—for |
iie has tried at least.
Health to the man who loses—the one !
who works in vain,
The one who struggles gallantly, and j
garners naught^mt pain.
Down to the grave Ins heart is brave,
Itis hope is ever high,
For he has learned wlqlt we have spurn- I
ed—that it is good to try.
Drink to hi* link—the loser's luck— -
skeleton at the least—
Borrow and rue may be his due, but lie I
lias tried, at least.
Health to the man who loses—loses and i
pays the price—
Pays the price of the loser—unfavored j
of fortune's dice.
Courage to dare a fate unfair—that is
his goodly mark.
Mettle and might to search for light, :
though groping in thedurk.
Drink to his health—the losing man— I
soldier, or slave, or priest.
What though he- full? He's better than j
all—for lie lias tried, at least.
They Are Coming.
Between 1500 and 1800 land
hunters left Chicago last Tuesday
for the open sections of the far
west. Some of them had tickets
for the northwest, many to points
in the middle west, and some to
points in the southwest, and all
took advantage of the first of a long
series of weekly reduced rate appli
cations recently authorized as a
result of J. J. Hill's determination
to boom the country tributary to
the Great Northern line as never
before. It is estimated that at
least two thirds of the prospective
j settlers came from the crowded
i parts of the east, the other third
j being from Illinois and Indiana.
A Spokane dispatch of Feb. 14,
j says nearly 1000 bonteseekers ar
- rived here this morning on the
j Northern Pacific and Gieat North
! ern. One hundred stopped over in
j Spokane and about fifty of these
1 toak the O. R. it N. for Portland.
The Northern Pacific train which
, will arrive heie early tomorrow
morning is bringing another large
installment. At Billings, Mont.,
t the Burlington railway delivered
I to the Northern Pacific 567 passen
gers for the far west.
Are enjoyed by scores oi ranch- j
ers and miners. They make gar
WINTER HOMES IN VINELAND
den homes here for their fami
lies because of the excellent
schools, qhurches, mild and
healthful climate, good roads
the year round, near neighbors,
social advantages, pure cheap
water, and all [the rest that go
to make life worth living. The
fine gardens and orchards and
poultry on the two to ten-acre
tracts make a good living for
the families. The ranchers and
miners keep up their business
on the hills and in the moun
tains and make their money
there. Is this plan of living
worth vour investigation?
Write a postal card for our
new illustrated pamphlet. Or,
better, come and see for your
LEWISTON WATER AND POWER
Clarkston Wn. Lewiston Idaho.
AS OTHERS SEE US,
The Cottonwood Report has changed
hands and in the future will hp edited
by W. M. Leach,—Grangeville Free
AY. M. Leach, formerly editor of the
Clarkston and Juliuetta papers, lias
leased the Cottonwood Report and will
edit a paper up to date in every respect.
—The Standard, Grangeville.
The Cottonwood Report Inis changed
hands. W. M. Leach now being at the
helm. The Report has already made
marked improvement.—Orolino Courier.
The Cottonwood Report, under the
management and editorial control of W.
M. Leach, 'bus been greatly improved,
and we wish Mr. Leach all kinds of good
hick and prosperity.—Asotin (Wash.J
W. M. Leach, late of the Juliaette
Chronicle, has purchased the Cotton
wood Report and his name is nailed to
the mast head as editor. For some time
past the Report has been m need of a
dose of the "elixir of life," aud no
d"ubt "Billy" Leach will write out the
necessary prescription.—Canyon Echo,
AV. AI. Leach, formerly city clerk of
this <-itv, ini- purchased flic Cottonwood,
Idaho, Report, a weekly newspaper now
in its ninth year. The plant includes a
gooil job printing office and is doing a
thriving business. Mr. Leach will be
editor and manager and Iris talent for
the fine things in the business ought to
bring out a better Report.—New AVliat
com f'Wash.J Blade.
W. M. Leach, a newspaper man of I
ability and experience, fs now editor j
and manager of the Cottonwood Re- j
port. He published a paper at Clarks- j
ton, and also orient Juhaetta for a short I
time last summer. "Billy" is so con- j
founded funny that he couldn't get out I
more than one issue of the Report !
without taking "a shot" at the Cul |
<ie Bar editor.— Cul de Bac Register. |
The Cottonwood Report, which has |
been managed during the pasL few i
years liv J. Af. Wolbert, has changed I
bands, Billy Leach formerly of the j
A'inelumler having purchased tiie plant j
and good-will of tho paper, and will o
tiuue its publication. Mr. Leach is an
utile writer anil an expert typographer
and w'ill give the citizens of Cottonwood
and Camus prairie as good a home paper
as there is in the suite. The writer
wishes Mr. Leach and the Report long
life and prosperity.—Times-Democrat,
Mb. AA - . M. Lkaoii—
My Dr .au Lkaoii :—Tho copy ot vour
latest newspaper venture reached me
safely. It is a very creditable sheet and
1 wish you the abundant success which
you certainly deserve. Your present
location ought to be a good one for a
newspaper enterprise, and if thd people,
oi that region will give you a fair sup
port, I am sure Unit you will give them
a newspaper that they will be proud of.
With best wishes for your prosperity,
1 am, Henrtilv yours,
S. 1). HoLi.rsTEU.
Clarkston, AA'nsh., Feb. IS, 11)01.
A New Flirtation Code.
A Grangeville young lady writes us
asking for a simple code of flirtation,
saying tlmt she is familiar with the fan
and handkerchief system, and wants to
know if there is no other.
Yes, her.» is a simple code—the brick
bat flirtation :
Picking up brick from street—I am
waiting for you.
Carrying brick in right hand—I am
Carrying brick in left hand—-I feci
Biting corner of brick—I love you.
Rubbing brick on nose—Write to me.
Wrapping brick in handkerchief—1
Throwing brick through window—Be
ware of the neighbors.
Balancing brick on chin—We are
Striking back of head with brick —I
Scratching ear with brick—Don't
speak to me.
Throwing brick at stranger's head—I
want to make an impression.
Putting brick in pocket—We are safe.
This code lias the advantage of being
certain to attract attention, and bricks
are always to lie found, even whan your
fan is left at home,
A HAPPY FELLOW.
1 tall you, I'm so happy that J dun no
whut to do,
Fer Mollit»'« eyes arg brighter than a
An'V^Uprt is e 'beatin' music to her
promise siyept an' true,
In' I'm happy in the synshipe
I tell von, I'm bo happy tlnjt Idupno
w-fiat to do.
Fer Mollie's smilin' <jp me, an' slje's
lovjn' of ipe, tqo!
An' that's why I'm a-singin' to the
whole world, ami tp yogx
I J m happy ip the suipshintj of thg
A street oar conductor was dis
missed from service the other day
at Spokane for an unpardonable
neglect of dpty. A child was born
in bis car and he became so nerv
ous and excited that he forgot to
collect its fare.—Cui de Sac Regis
ter. Had this occurred at Seattle
the unfortunate conductor would
have been fined also beçause it was
not a case of twins.
A Convincing Answer.
"I hobbled into Mr. Blackmon's
drug store one evening," says Wes
ley Nelson, of Hamilton, Ga.,"and
ha asked me to try Chamberlain's
Pain Balm for rheumatism with
which I had suffered for a long
time. I told him I had no faith in
any medicine as they all failed,
He said: "Well, if Chamberlain's
Pain Balm does not help you, yon
need not pay for it.' 1 took a hot
tie, of it home and used it accord
ing to the directions ond in one
week J was cured, and have not
since been troubled with rheuma
tism." For sale by all druggists. |
lfi() acres of fine farming land,
situated about 4 miles east and "> i
miles south of Cottonwood. Will
be sold at a bargain. Enquire at i
To Cure A Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists :elumi the money If it fails
to cure. E. AY. Grove's signature is on
Wantki».— A first class black
smith at Forest Idaho. For further
particulars enquire of J. W. Reid,
of Forest. 83tf.
Notice To The Public.
All persons are hereby warned !
not to purchase certain promissory '
notes given by the undersigned to ;
one James M. Moore, lately a resi :
dent, of Cottonwood, Idaho county. I
Idaho, for the reason that they have
been obtained without valuereciev- :
ed' towit: One note for $100 given
by and signed byG. R. Roberts and
Otto Fritz and Ada Roberts, past
due, due November i'JOO: One note
signed by the above named parties,
for $100, due in November 1901,)
and one note signed by the same i
by the same parties for $100, due j
G . R. Roberts,
Ada H. Roberts.
Réliehle man for .Manager of Branch i
Office we wish to open in this vicinity.
If your record is (). K.here is an oji
portuuity. Kindly give good reference
The A. T. MORRIS Wholesale House
Illustrated Catalogue, 4 cfs, Stumps
CAMAS PRAIRIE .
IN THE GREAT CAMAS
FARMING and STOCK
RAISING COUNTRY. We
Have some Choice Bargains
that it will pay you to inves
tigate. Write for particu
lars or call the office of
WOLBERT Sc BUTLER
Lewiston and Cottonwood Stage Line!
J. F, TITUS, Proprietor,
Oftl'Pjing U. S. MivU, Impress a ml Pnssousers to ;t|l Way Points
BETWEEN COTTONWOOD AND UKWISTOX,
JpBP'Leavefj Cottonwood every' Monday, Wednesday U PI I Friday
morning at 6 o'clock; returning on alternate days, arriving at 8 p. in,
Special attention given to the carrying of passengers, express matter
and parcel delivery. All business will receive prompt attention.
Idaho Drug Störe,
Dr. R. TRUITT, Manager,
A XKW STOCK OF
Patent Medicines, Soaps, Perfumery, Druggists Sundries.
Also Fine Stationery, Nuts, Fruits, Cigars, and ' Notions,
THE NEW MILL!
Manufacturer of anil Dealer in
1 have the very best rough dimension, rough boxing and rough
fencing to be had. I do not cull. 1 can
saw timbers from
lO TO 50 3TEE3T IIsT LEISTGUTIT
Mill fqyle south of Keuterville. Idaho
JL .1 JLvI-rf' •
TIBBETTS & PARKINS,----. - Proprietors
M ANFFAl'TUIfKUS OF
HIGH GRADE SHINGLES
Will deliver to any point ori CAMAS PRAIRIE or the reservation.
I have on hand all kinds
of. rough lumber, usually
kept in a mill-yard, and
will SAW to ORDER any
and all BILLS or d i* red.
Tw IT AI 15 K
ALL ORDERS left
WILL RECEIVE P
T 1 13 P U
Mill, 11 .Miles \\ est of Keuterville.
A. B. ROOKl-l
Justice of the Peace, j
All kinds of legal documents care- |
fully and promptly executed. Coller- !
tions a specialty. Cottonwood, Idaho
AOTTON WOO D
MANUFACTURERS OF THE j
FAMOUS Cottonwood BEER
And dealeis in the very
A rVLL ASSORTMENT OK WINES I XI,
UQÜOR8 SUITABLE EOR FAMILY
C8K WILL BK ALWAYS ON HAND
Edinburg Brand, Pure White
BK1 -R by the keg,
QLART or MINGLE DRINK.
W. II. DIXON, - PROPRIETOR
J welve Miles from Cotton
wood, on the road to
accommodations For Man
MORROW, - - _ _ IDAHO*
MILES TET-TT' "KT/-, o-d.
! - M " u in mil '
j Saturday at 7 o'clock P. M
All Sir Knights are cordially invi
! ted to attend. -
K. Jo»ux. sir K't Com.
R- Iid'iTT, Sir K t R. K.
Insuraif^* 1 lllr,lisll< ' s safe and chraji
insurance lo V
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