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VOL. I.—NO. 51.
IDAHO CITY, BOISE COUNTY, IDAHO TERRITORY : WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1867. NEW SERIES. frari-WetUi «tali PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY MORNINGS ____BY____ X. XX. BOWMAN cfts CO. Masonic Building, : : : : : Wall Street. Terms : ! : : Invariably in Advance. - . - RATES OF SUBSCRIPTION: One Year........$16 00 | Three Months....$5 00 Six Months 9 00 | Single Copies..... 50 I?ntes of Advertising: One square, ten lines or less, one insertion,.. $ 5 00 " " " each subsequent insertion, 2 00 One-eighth of a column, per quarter,......... 25 00 " fourth " " " 40 00 " third " " " " 50 00 " half " " " " 60 00 One column, per quarter,... ;................ 100 00 Business cards, 10 lines or less, three mofttlis, 10 00 SCANTKER àL BVEHESIER, A ttorneys and counselors at law.— Will attend to legal business in all the Courts of the Territory. Prompt attention given to collec tions. Office in Boise City. nltf. SARX'Ii. A. MERRITT, A ttorney and counselor at law. of fice in the Post Office building, cor. Wall and Montgomery streets, Idaho City. nltf. «F.O. AINSLIE. B. E. FOOTE. AINSLIE A FOOTE, A ttorneys and counselors at law, ida ho City. Patents obtained for mining lodes, under act of Congress of July 26, 1866. Office —On Wall street. 1 door below Andrews & Co.'s.. nltf. CHAS. C. DUDLEY, TTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Pio neer City, Idaho Territory. nltf. FRANK MILLER, TTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW, IDAHO . City, I. T. n 8 tf. J. L. McGOWND, A ttorney and counselor at law. of fice over Centerville Brewery, south side Wall street, Idaho City. 4S"A11 business entrusted to his care will meet immediate attention, and prompt re mittances will be made. nltf. A. C. ISAACS, TTORNEY AT LAW. OFFICE OPPOSITE THE _ Court House, Idaho City. n43tf. J. J. MAY, A ttorney and counselor at law. of fice on Wall street, opposite and below J. W. Wood & Co.'s Store, Idaho Citf, I. T. nltf. H. ZIPP, M. D., P HYSICIAN, SURGEON AND ACCOUCHEUR. Office—M ain Street, one door above Heckman's Jewelry store, Idaho city. n!4tf. DR. Ii. WILLIS, S URGEON DENTIST, OFFICE IN Cohn's building, corner Main and j Wall streett, Idaho City. dST Persons wishing first class work done will do well to call. nltf. JAS. HEADY, M. D., HYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE ON EAST side of Montgomery street, three doors aboyé all, Idaho City. nltf. S. B. HODGDON, J USJICE OF THE PEACE FOR LAST CHANCE Bar Precinct. Office at the Warm Springs ; resi dence, opposite the "Buena Vista Exchange" on Bu ena Vista Bar. nltf. (Ye* ena Vista Bar. nltf. ANDREWS & CO., ......THE ONLY...... EXCLUSIVELY JOBBING HOUSE in the: basin, (At Wood & Co.'s old Stand) WALL ST., *f to Masonic Hall) IDAHO CITY, WHOLESALE DEALERS IN GROCERIES, Provisions and Mining Tools. W E . HAVE NOW ON HANDgH üj and to arrive within the next twenty days, the largest and best selected stock of 1 Assorted. Groceries Ever brought to this market. As we confine our selves to An Exclusively Wholesale Business, We are confident we can offer Superior Inducements to 3Iej'chants wishing, to purchase goods in this market. Dealers from neighboring camps are particularly requested to examine our stock before making their purchases Idaho city, June 8 , 1867. nlOtf. CASH. OF VARIOUS SIZES. For sale by POWELL k COE AC KKGS OF BLASTING POWDER FOR SALE JÿO CHEAP. by ANDREWS A CO., Wall street. - rri H E STATED CONVOCATIONS J of IDAHO CHAPTER No, 8 , R. A, M., are held at the Masonic Hall, the s^oad and fourth Thursdays of each month. So-,__ kniminü Companions in good standing are invited to attend. [n38J P. E. EDMONDSON, Sec'y, I DAHO DODGE, NO. 35, A. F. & A. M., meets every Saturday evening, at7>£ o' olock. Stated communications on Saturday w preceding full moon. All Masons in good standing are invited. By order o^the W. M. nltf. O. O. P. —PIONEER LODGE No. 1} _ hold their regular meetings in Ma-, ijc Hall* Waff street, on Monday even-' ' of each week at 7>£ o'clock, brethren in good standing are invited to attend. • J. PFÖUTZ, N. G. 5 , Hodgpos, Sec., [nltf] G. Framfton. V. G. lotrts ami Restaimmtis. St. Charles Hotel. Wall and Montgomery Sts., Idaho City. Redon A Barthes, Proprietors. T HIS NEW, FINE AND COMMODIOUS Es tablishment is located in the most eligi ble hotel site in this city, close by the Post_ Office, and immediately contiguous to the principal business houses and trade portion of Idaho. The apartmects are furnished with entirely new and carefully selected beds, bedding and furniture, and comprise rooms for single lodgers or suites and par lors for families. The utmost care and cleanliness is preserved in all parts of the house. The Restaurant Is in the new, finely furnished, fire-proof brick, next door above C. J. Bernstiel's, on Montgomery street, where the European plan of separate tables for guests is adopted. The tables are supplied with the best of everything, seasonable or imported, which can be obtained from The Bunter, the Fisher, the Butcher, Market man and merchant, and master cooks preside over the cuisine. In the Restaurant Hall is the General Stage Office, For all the various stage routes within and leading out of this Basin. We aim to keep a FIRST CLASS HOTEL, And respectfully ask the proper support from the public in this endeavor. LOUIS REDON, CASIMIR BARTHES. Idaho city, Sept. 25, 1867.-n41tf. Poujade House, AND GENERxYL STAGE OFFICE, Corner Montgomery and Commercial. T his well known hotel is always open and ready for the accommodation of the public, whom we will be happy to make as comfortable as possible. [nltf.] T. C. POUJADE, Prop'r San Francisco Restaurant, L. Balich & Co., Proprietors, H ave rebuilt and re opened this well-known establish ment on the same sj>ot on the west side of Main street, two doors above Wall, where they will at all times be found ready to Wait Upon their Customers, AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT! PARTIES WILL BE PROVIDED WITH MEALS On Short Notice ! Idaho city, June 8 th, 1867. nlOtf. THE FASHIOJ^JtESTAURANT ! T he proprietor of the "Fashion Restaurant" has re moved his tables to the old " Boise Market" building, on northeast comer of Main and Commercial streets—one ot the coolest locations in the city. On SUNDAY, J UNE Qth, he will be pre pared to serve as good board as can be obtained at any other place, and at the low price of $10 Per Week, in Advance. Single meals, seventy-five cents. Come all ye that hunger and test the truth of what I sav. # June 5, '67.-n9tf. L. BENIT AS, Propr. CITY RESTAURANT! (Opposite Enoch Peyton's Saloon,) Alain. Street, s : : : Idaho City. A gain this well known and fa vorite Boarding House is open and ready for the entertainment of guests at prices to suit the times. THREE MEADS A DAY, Of all that the markets of the season may afford, will at all times be found upon the table, prepared in the mos t palatable manner. Pr ig» o f _ Board, $10 Per Wools.. nltf. E. GODFREY. nltf. E. GODFREY. What Cheer House, Nos. 126, 128 & 130, Front St., Portland, Oregon. R educed R a t e s ! rpHE UNDERSIGNED HAVING JL taken this well known house, solicit increased patronage from the traveling public. The House has lately been refitted, and they are now able to offer ad ditional inducements to their patrons. The table will be furnished with the best the market affords, and is under the immediate supervision of the pro prietors. Rooms well furnished and well ventilated. A large fire-proof safe is kept in the office for the de posit of valuables. Baggage taken to and from this hotel free of charge. Board, per week...............................$5 00 Board and Lodging, per week,............ $6 to 8 00 According lo the Room occupied. Free carriage for passengers to this house. Nothing will be left undone which is in the power of the pro prietors to do, to render guests comfortable. LYONS, LEONARD .& CO. September 4,1867.-n35m3. OVERLAND HOUSE, Corner of Main and Eighth Streets, BOISE CITY, :::::::::: IDAHO. .T. W. GRIFFIN «Si Co., Proprietors. H AVING PURCHASED THIS popular establishment we are determ ined not to be excelled by ANY HOTEL CN THE PACIFIC COAST. The House has undergone thorough repairs, and the rooms are hard finished, painted and generally reno votedj-and the proprietors flatter themselves that they "know how to keep a hotel," and will be glad to give all persons a chance to judge for themselves. Give us a call and we will do our best to please. At this house may be found the General Stage Office for Walla Walla, Umatilla, Salt Lake, Owyhee, Idaho City, South Boise, Star City aud Chico. A large Safe is in the Office for the accommodation of persons wishing to deposit valuables. nlt f. Potatoes at Cost! T WILL ..SELL POTATOES, NE Vf JL and foesh, crop,, at cost, fteonii this data till further notice. I have-also every kind of Fresh Vegetable Sv direct from thß best and nearest gardens, constantly on. hand, for sale, at my VEGETABLE DEPOT on Main street, in. the fire grooi'ceHar, one door belpw the old Postoffice site. JOHN PLANCICH. Idaho city, August 7, 1867.-n28tf. C HOICE BRANDS . Liquors and Cigars. [n22] VANTTNE k CO. . OOO Lbs. SAI.T, 'j For sale by [n22] vmtijos & co.; fntjji awl MINERS' DRUG STORE. NEW ARRANGEMENT. D R. D. H. BELKNAP HAS PURCHASED this established and favorite Drug Store, and has replenished the stock of DRUGS AND MEDICINES, Chemicals, Adds, Perfumery, Soaps, Toilet Articles, Window Glass, Oils, Paints, $c. 4 ®- Particular attention given to compounding Phy sicians' Prescriptions. Call at the new Drug Store at the old stand, on Wall street, below the Postoffice, and next door above Ma sonic Hall, Idaho City. Aug. 7, 1867.-n27tf. CHIPM AN'S DRUG STORE. BRICK BUILDING, Cor. Slain and Wall Sts.,......Idaho City. T his old established Drug Store is in constant receipt of* fresh supplies of DRUGS of THE VERY BEST QUALITY: Also GENUINE PATENT MEDICINES, Paints, Oils,W indow Glass, Chemicals TOILET ARTICLES, PERFUMERY, dec., dec.; AU of which wiU be sold at the lowest figuras for cash. N. B.— Physicians' Pkescbiptions Accurately Prepared. . M. M. CHIPMAN, May 4, 1867. nltf Apothecary. stoves ANormwasE* Frank Kraft, At his old stand on Main Street, OPPOSITE CLARESY'S EXCHANGE, Wholesale and Retail DEALER IN STOVES, TINWARE, &C., &G., OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Hydraulic ISTozzles, Of aU sizes, constantly on hand. PARTICULAR ATTENTION PAID JOBBING & REPAIRING. Idaho city. May 25, 1867. n6m3. ASSAY OFFICE. S KŒN1GS BERGER • assays Gold, Silver, and aU kinds of Mineral Ores. Gold Dust assayed and MADE INTO INGOTS OR BARS. All Orders Executed with Promptness and Accuracy. * OFFICE—On west side of Main street, 2 doors below L. M. Cohn's store. Idaho City, May 4, 1867.-nltf. BOISE CITY Pioneer Jas. D. Livery Stable. Agnew, Proprietor. J© The Undersigned H as lately refitted his liyery estab lishment with fine double and single buggies and family carriages, purchased in California, and his stables are fiUed with the best and safest roadsters, aud carriage and saddle horses. Animals kept on delivery or securely ranched. Horses and mules bought and sold! Always on hand to attend to cus tomers, for a drive, a ride or barter. Prices moder ate for everything in my line. The stables and office are cn Seventh street, in the rear of H. C. Riggs' public house, on Main street. Boise City. Boise City, Sept. 25, 1867.-n41m3. Boise City, Sept. 25, 1867.-n41m3. DRYDE'S LIVERY STABLE AND CORRAL ON MONTGOMERY STREET, BET. COMMERCIAL AND WALL,- - - IDAHO CITY. BUGGY, Saddle and Carriage Horses, N EW AND FASHIONABLE BUGGIES AND CAR riages always ready, day*br night, at a minute's notice, äst Horses received on board by the day or mouth, at reduced rates. DRYDEN McCLINTOCK, nltf. SAM. STEWART. Family Grocery Store ! N icholson & clark have re built and and Reopened their Family Grocery and Provision Store on the old stand, west side Main st., below Bear Run, and will be glad to again see aU their old customers and everybody who wants goods in their line. 4 ® =a Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco,, also on hand. We seU low. Goods taken on Commission, or for Storage.. [n7tf Life Insurance, T h is subscribe® HJlS been appointed agent for two of the best Lite Insurance Companies in the country—offering spe cial advantages over all others. For further particu lars apply to CHAS. T. BLAKE, At thé Postoffice Bookstore. Idaho City, Sept. 14, 1867.-n38m3. Removed. D etter has removed his Barber Shop and Hair Dressing Salosn to the new building on WaU street, next door above tbe new Taylor's Exchange, and respectfully invitss-lli* old patrons and the public to favor him with, their pat ronage Persons whose hair is falling off, ox in diseased, can find a cure by using Detter's Hair Restorative, the best preparation for bald heads now in use. Idaho city, July 31,1867.-n25tf. - Just Received P ER PACK TRAIN, very fine samples of Old Goveenmbnx Java Cofffe ; also Costa Rica. nl-tf. POWELL & COE. c HOICE ISTHMUS BUTTER For sale by. [n25] BRYANT, Main st. W E HAVE IN STOCK A FINE ASSORTMENT of Highlander No. 1 and 2 Cards; also a lot oi weU assorted Cigars, which we will sell cheap for cash. nltf. POWSLL & COE. IMPORTANT GREENBACK DECISION* The Avalanche of last Saturday containsthe report in full of a very important decision rendered, at the late term of the - District Court for Owyhee county, by Hon. John Cum mins, Presiding Judge, in a case where the validity of the Specific Contract of this Terri tory was involved. The case is thus stated : Josiah Nichols vs. H. R. Carter, et. al.: This is an action of assumpsit to recover the sum of $126, claimed to be due upon a prom issory note executed and delivered by the de fendants to the plaintiff on the 28th of March, 1867, "payable in gold coin or legal tender notes at their current values." The prayer of the complaint, following the terms of the note, asks for judgment specifying the kind of cur rency in which it can be discharged or satisfied. On this complaint, there being no answer by defendants, plaintiff moves for judgment in accordance with the prayer of his said com plaint, offering - at the same time to prove that the current or customary value of legal tender Treasury Notes was about eighty cents of their faee or par value. This motion is based upon the provisions of an Act of the Legislature passed at the second session thereof, commonly called the Specific Contract Act. The first section of this Act provides that, "In an action upon contract, express or implied, for the direct payment of money or currency, the judgment, whether the same be by default, or after verdict, upon tho decision of the Court, or the report of a ref eree, shall follow the contract and be made payable in the kind of money or currency stip ulated for therein, or understood by the terms thereof." The granting of this motion is re sisted by defendant's counsel upon the ground that the Act of the Territorial Legislature above referred to is in violation of or in con flict with the Act of Congress of February 25th, 1862, usually denominated the Legal Tender Act. ♦ After referring to his own decision in the Ada county case of Haas vs. Misener & Lam kin, last Spring; the decisions in the case of Miliken et al. vs. Sloat, 1st Nevada State Re ports, and the California case of Carpenter vs. Atherton, Judge Cummins proceeds as follows: As stated by that Court, there is no differ ence or distinction in law between a dollar in gold, or in silver, or in paper. They are the expressly authorized legal currency, by the paramount law of the land, and in all com mercial transactions before the law, they rep resent precisely the same legal values. # And Jience it is no more competent for the parties to a contract to make a difference by express stipulation and thereby make it inçumbetit upon Courts of justice to enforce such con tracts according to their precise terms in this respect than it is by the introduction of the inhibited evidence. Both courses or plans are solely for the accomplishment of but one pur pose, namely: That of making a difference in values of dollars or of different pieces of cur rency, that is, gold or Treasury notes, of the same denomination. For a more full expression of the reasons and authorities upon this subject, reference is made to the case of Miliken et al. vs. Sloat, in the case already cited. I am, therefore, firmly of the opinion that the Act of the Legislature, approved Dec. 3, 1864, and known as the Specific Contract Act, is in direct conflict with the Act of Congress, passed Feb. 25,1862, and is therefore null and void, in so far as it authorizes a discrimination between the different characters of legakcur rency with reference to the fact simply of its being gold, silver or legal tender notes. No matter what may be the terms of a contract for the payment of money, whether to pay in gold coin or in such legal tender notes at their current rates or otherwise, such a contract can bo discharged by the legal currency of the country at the value fixed upon it by law. And all judgments upon such eoutract or for money should be in dollars and cents only, without specifying any particular kind of currency, or denominations of legal tender treasury notes or pieces of coin. This disposition of plaintiff's motion renders it altogether unnecessary to pass upon the question as to the admissibility of the proposed, testimony as to the current rate* or value Treasury notes. la fact there-is uo occasion for such testimony. The motion is allowed so far as to authorize an entry of judgment for the amount claimed, but without specifying any particular kind currency to be paid by defendants. - Go\r. Gibbs Again. —In a Washington dis patch. of Oct. 6th to the St. Louis Republican it is mentioned that "Gov. Gibbs of Idaho being pressed for the vacant Deputy Coramis sionership in the Internal Revenue Bureau." This fact may account for his failure to come to Idaho to assume the Governorship. Not Chicago. —The Washington Star October 8th says the statement that Chicago hçs been selected as. the place to hold the Rad ical National Convention, is incorrect. The ! Executive Committee will not meet until Feb ruary to fix the place, and when they do, will not be at Chicago. --*►>•*-*--- Bad. for Sweeny.— A telegram of Oct. 6th says Col. Thomas Sweeny of the 15th regular infantry, and of Fenian fame,, ha* been tried by court martial and. sentenced: to six months' suspension- from- pay and' rank, for very serious charges of indecent conduct. That'S So. —The Louisville Journal says In collisions between white folks and negroes, ithe whites, if the Radicals are to be believed, are never rigfit, and the blacks never wrong. If the latter commit what is generally consid ered crime, their color consecrates it,. THE MRS. LINCOLN SCANDAL. In our issue of last Saturday we gave soma* facts connected with the conduct of Mrs. Abra ham Lincoln, in potting; valuable presents (which had been received while her husband occupied the Executive Chair at Washington) in .the hands of a eoHïmission - merchant in New York, for sale, and extracts from letter* writ ten by herself in reference to the "pressing ne cessities" which forced her to the sale of these presents. In one letter she severely reflected on Thurlow Weed, Secretary Seward, and other prominent Republicans. Weed has come back in the following damaging, merciless style; He says: We never approached a-question: with half the sorrow that this one awakens; To vindi cate, shield and protect, "Heaven's best gift to man," is a griiteful duty, while to even reprove, aud much more to assail a woman, and if witlv out a perfect justification, unmanly. If the American Congress, or the American» people, have failed to meet the pecuniary ex pectations of Mr. Lincoln's wiaow, it is be cause that personage failed, during, hisJife and since his death, to inspire either with respect or confidence. They should not, therefore, be subjected to the reproach, ob rest under the imputation of ingratitude. Had Mr*. Lincoln,, while in power, borne herself becomingly, the suggestion of a Lincoln Fund, by voluntary contributions, would have been promptly res ponded to. In her conversation Mrs. .Lincoln is repre sented as bitterly denouncing Secretary Sew ard, for which, of course, there is uo warrant or excuse, for he wrongs no man, and much less is he capable of injustice, wrong, or even, unkindness, to a woman. But we happen to know—the late Caleb &. Smith, then Secretary of the Interior,, being: our informant—a fact which incensed Mr«.. Lincoln against Mr. Seward. The President gave the Prince Napoleon a dinner for which. Mrs. Lincoln sent to the Secretary of the In terior, for payment, a bill of some $900. This demand, though wholly illegal, coming from the President's w r ife, embarrassed the Secretary,, who called upon the Secretary of State for ad vice, where he learned that Mr. Seward had also dined the Prince, having the same number of guests, and giving him a duplicate of the dinner at the White House. In fact, Mr. Sew ard ordered both dinners from the same res taurant, and by his own bill knew the cost of each. For what Mr. Seward paid $300, Mrs. Lincoln demanded $900. But whether three or nine hundred dollars, the claim was alike illegal and could not .be paid. For this, how ever, Mrs. Lincoln quarreled with Secretaries Smith and Seward. This amount was subse quently covered up in a gardner's account, but occasioned scandal, which respect for Mr. Lin coln measurably suppressed. The fact for which Mrs. Lincoln seeks large' publicity, namely, that she received presents valued at $24,000, is a pregnant and suggestive one—suggestive, at least, t of offices and con tracts, unless the more charitable construction is reached through the assumption that they were the expressions of regard and friendship. But it is not known that the wife of any other President, however estimable, was so loaded with shawls, laces, furs, diamonds, rings, &e.. Mrs. Lincoln's propensity to sell things was manifested early, and before any necessity was foreseen. If our information is reliable, eleven of Mr. Lincoln's new linen shirts were sold al most before the remains, whiclv were shrouded, in the twelfth, had started for that " bourne from whence no traveler returns." But the Springfield (111.) Journal, a Radical organ, exposes the apparent misrepresentation which Mrs. Lincoln has committed in alleging that fcho was obliged to sell the rich presents in question in order to« comfortably subsist. It presents the following transcript of tho oath filed; by Judge Davis, the Administrator of the estate of Abraham Lincoln, upon taking out letters of administration : State of Illinois, ? Sangamon County. > David Davis being duly sworn deposes and says that Abraham Lincoln, late oi the county ot Sangamon and State of Illinois, is dead, and that he died on or about the 14th day of April,, a. D. 1865, intestate, as it is said, and that his estate will probably amount to the sum of $85, 090; that said Abraham Lincoln left, at the time of his decease,. Mary Lincoln, his widow,, and Robert T. Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln,, his children. (Signed,) DAVID DAVIS. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 14ths day of June,, a. D. 1865. (Signed,) N. W. MATHENY, Clerk. The Journal also publishes a transcript of the inventory of the estate, filed November 29; 1866, in the office of the County Clerk of San gamon county, by Judge Davis, which shows that Mr. Lincoln died possessed of U. S- Bonds, Treasury Warrants,, and other U. S. securities of the value of $79*,482 70—aHof which, were drawing interest,—and also personal notes,, real estate and other property to the amount of about $6,000 more. And the Journal adds: The above figures speak for themselves. To be added, to them, however, is the $25,000 which was appropriated by tho last Congress on account of Mr. Lincoln's salary, making al together the total value of the personal estate to be about one hundred and/ tm thousand do/ tars, to say nothingof the real estate described in the schedule- above. So that the statement made in the World that Mr. Lincoln saved nothing and left Bathing from his salary, and that Mrs. Lincoln has no resouxoes but what remains from the appropriation of Congress, $22,000 and tile rents ot the homestead, re turning altogether- but $1,700 per year, can. not possibly be true..