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as Issued Every Wednesday and Saturday AT KJ'TCUUM, ALTUHAM CO., IDAHO. GEO. J. EE > 713 , - Editor WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 1884. ! "Be it enacted by the Senate and ; House of Representatives of the United States of Américain Congress assem- i blöd, that the Governor, und Speaker of ! the House of Representatives and , hn ; President of the Council daring the last I session of the Legislature, in the Terri- ; tor.v of Idaho, lie. and they are hereby authorized and empowered to act as a I board of apportionment in said Tcrrito ry of Idaho, and shall reapportion the i members of the Council and House of | j Representatives in said Territory upon . the basis of the vote cast for sections of the Territory pro rata, as nearly as prac- ! ti cable, according to the vote cast, and | to that end may apportion, when nec essary, in joiut Council and Representa tive districts. REAPPORTION 51 ENT. Tiie foregoing is Section 1 of the bill , introduced in the House of Représenta- ! tives by Delegate Singiser authorizing tiie «'apportionment of the Territory of Idaho into Council and Representative districts. It is the most vital question that now concerns the people of Alturas county. Since in a great measure our interests are dependent upon judicious legislation it is of tiie utmost importance that we be enabled a fair representation. (Recording to the apportionment of 1880 Alturas county has but one Representa tive and n joint Councilman. At that time we numbered but about 500 voters, only one fourth the voting population of Oneida county, and but few more in proportion that of Ada county. Almost the entire population of Alturas was then confined to the towns of Atlanta and Rocky Bar. Since then the discovery of tiie great Wood River mining country and the development of gold and silver mines in the Atlanta. Sawtootjj nad Sal mon country has created a great influx of people. The voting population of COO in 1880 had increased to 3,000 in 1882. and the actual population from 1.093 to 9,000 in 1883, at which time in exceed ed that of Oneida county by 1.500, and that of Ada county by 3.500; showing the comparative growth of Alturas with two of the best counties in the Territo ry since the last census, upon which, by the usual custom, a reapportionment would be made. Thus, should Mr. Sing iser's bill be unsuccessful, we should be compelled to accept the gross injustice of said reapportionment on the census of 1880. In the ratio of Oneida county's apportionment 3.300 voters in 1882 enti tles Alturas county to seven legislators in 1884. But, again, should Delegate Singiser's bill fail to effect its work we are subject to the limit of oue and one half, instead of seven; while our sister county, with less actual population, con tinues to enjoy the privilege of six. This is the condition of affairs in Idaho Ter ritory that demands the present wise course of our Delegate and the people of Alturas are unanimous in wishing him success. It may be stated by opposing forces that the vote of Alturas in 1882 was made up largely of transient inhabitants, consisting of railroad laborers, mit that 000 votes were polled at the town of Naples, including all said em ployes and the citizens of said town. But the then transient population has been doubly replaced by actual settlers in the lower Wood River country alone; while the development of vast agricul tural and stock raising facilities in the Lost River, Silver creek and Camas Prairie regions has attracted unknown hundreds to settle in these various parts of the country. Without a fair repre sentation we cannot hope to effect much of importance to our mining and agri cultural interests in the next Legisla ture. The strength of the Mormon ele ment, und the consolidation of stronger gentile counties effects that condition of affairs there in which generally the interests of weaker fac tions must suffer. While there is per haps no county in Idaho that can boast of more industry at present than Altn there is none with less urobable I ras, representation according to the last cen We want Delegate Singiser\s bill sus. to pass, and must have it pass or go on as disorganized as ever. Tiie Boise Statesman has this to say in behalf of the reapportionment of Alturas county. ••Every fair-minded man will be ready to admit that justice to Alturas in the . , next legislature requires a change in the present apportionment. Mr. Smg iser's bill bases tho proposed apportion ment noon the votes for Delegate in Congress at the last election. It is ob jected to this that the vote of the county was abnormally large, owing to the presence in the county of the railroad construction parties, who have since disappeared. This objection cannot hold, for the reason (hut Alturas county a., received by immigration since tlio » let ! ion more than was lost by the depar ture of the railroad meu. Bnt there have j been changes of relative population In ! other counties as well us Alturas since the census was taken, making «'appor tionment ti necessity for the Territory as a whole, in order that every county and district shall have its just share of representation." Reapporlionment. A long editorial in the Democrat sots forth what purports to be an injustice in the reapportionment bill introduced by Delegate Singiser providing for a reap portionment ou the basis of the vote cast for Delegate at the lust election, the i substance of which is that thousands of ! ... . . , . ; illegal votes were cast along the Oregon I Short Line, and these voters are now ; gone—left the Territory, and that a re apportionment based on the vote last I „ , , ... , , ®i hill would give Alturas, Lear Lake ß&t i Oneida counties a greater representa tion | j u the Legislature than they are entitled . lo an d goes on to say that there is no ! necessity for this bid that the Legisla | turc can reapportion. Now, there would be injustice in this, particularly to Altn ras, ns the population of this county has greatly increased wince the reapportion , ! mout " cc <' r 'hug to which she is entitled to but half a Councilman—a joint Couu* of oilman with this county, aud but one member of the Lower House—so she has not, according to the reapportionment, based on the population of 1880, the number of Legislators she is now justly •entitled to, and should it be left with the coming Legislature to reapportion, Al turas would have to elect next fall on the basis of population as shown by the cen sus of 1880. The Democrat seems to think that a reapportionment based on population would be nearer the correct thing. We don't agree—favor the num ber of votes cast as the basis. But do agree with tiie Democrat in that accord ing to tiie vote cast for Delegate last fall Alturas, and probably the other two counties mentioned, would be given more power in the Legislature, in all probability, than their voting popula tion entitled them to. The Democrat claims that over two thousand illegal votes were cast last fall by railroad hands. This is merely, an assertion without proof. If they been cast for Ainslie, doubtless the Democrat would have seen no illegalities. The Boise City bng-bear has bobbed up again, and tiie Democrat looks iuto futurity and sees the capital spreading its pinions preparatory to a I soar, but isn't quite positive whether it will alight at Caldwell, Hailey, or where not, and will wing it3 flight from the beautiful little city of Boisons soon as Singiser shoos it, or rather gives the Legislature tlio power to do the shooing through the workings of his reappor tionment bill. Verily the O. S. L. and und Delegate Singiser causes great gloomy .clouds of unnecessary, dire for boding, to sçttle down and envelope a good many of the Boiseites, shutting off the bright sunshine of prospective pros perity. The Democrat says the North and the East will vote solidly for the re moval of the capital, and when they do, under the workings of the renpportion ment bill, away she goes—all they want is a majority in tiie Legislature. If they are so terribly afraid the capital will be removed they would do wisely to stand in with Mr. Singiser on the "scheme of annexation" of the northern counties to Washington. We have kind of an un dercurrent idea that all this talk about the removal of the capital is not fonn i d on any real fears. Some are yet sore be cause Mr. Singiser so completely wiped out G. Ainsiie, Esq., and they can't hush their harpiugs, and in the nbsense of anything else fall back on removal of capital. Wo are of the opinion that it wilt be a long time before the capital will be removed, whether the reappor tionment bill passes or not.—World. Idaho. BY CAMEL ON' MCDONALD. Lot others sigh of orange groves. Where warmer sunbeams shine, The lofty mountains freedom loves, And freedom's chsice is mine. I sigh not for ft southern clime Where tropic roses blow; Give me the pine-clad hills sublime, The hills of Idaho. Hero many a crystal clear. Flows from its mountain home, And on its banks the peaceful deer Are free, and fearless roam; And beautiful in evening still To make the sunset glow, Rest on some distant snow-crowned hill That towers in Idaho. Tho' commerce rears no cities proud, Tbo' wealth has here no shrine, Tlio' fashion draws no servile crowd, A prouder boast is thine. Thy sons ore fearless, free and bold, Thy daughters Pure as snow. For honor, truth and beauty bold, The homes of Idaho. of *'ud I do love fuee. mountain land, Tho not a son of tuine. in in \ For mo thy scenes have something grand In every rugged line. For i was born among the hills. And reared where tempests blow. And thus my soul with rapture thrills To hail thee Idaho. : And blessed with peace and harmony ; Their upward path pursue, j ^gjF'YbiL'with theirs shah glow, And tell what glory yet awaits The youthfùil Idaho. O may thy children ever be To one another true. T.lorpnâOo., j ! if I BANKERS, Ketchum, Idaho, Transact ft General Bank Business, liny *nd Sell H;crlina Exchange. Buy and Sell Ex change on the Cities of the United States. Certificates of Deposit issued Payable on De- ! manit. Careful at tention given to collections and Be- ! laitances made on day of payment. ! COBHESPOUDEETTS: .T. T. Mohoan & Co,, Wells, Faego & Co., Wells. Fargo A Co., Deseret Nl. Bake, - Utah Nl. Bark, Black foot I San Francisco [ New York j - Salt Lake city j Ogden, Utah j m ll ■y KSTCHULÏ, IDAHO WhoLalo and Detail Dealers in a it as the a off re do, be of to un d be of of it OIElVTdîX.VJN II - Ej 3 ! 3 N r .n m Ç. a ? s j 'J Uls ¥ SA Ö..O.» JtU ■j. —1 .AJ .-J Comprising of a fino assortment Groceries, Hardware, Boots & Shoes Hats d Caps, Dry Goods, Notions, ! ■ Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. _ Mining Supplies a Specialty. Buying from first hands, for cash, and at bottom prices, we are prepared to furnish the trade and con- sumers at figures that defy competition. Satisfaction -LOOK AT OUR— ? Ci* Guaranteed. Mine Snppli 8 Ck a - —AND— FAMILY GROCERIES ; j ! BEFORE PURCHASING ELS K VfliERE. 9 —Manufacturer and Wholesale and Retail— —Dealer in— iiougll 0 « hill •gt i L, —and— S1WED SEULES and MOULDINGS. STEWARD BROS. Have just addl'd to their stock of stationery and fancy Goods a complete stock of DRUGS and MEDICINES, Toilet Soaps, Hair, Tooth and Nail Brushes, Perfumes, Cos metiqnes, Toilet Waters, Face Powders, Powder Boxes, &c., &c. Prescriptioes Carefully Compounded. Also, Dealer** in Wall Paper, Chimneys, Glassware, Majolica Ware, Mirrors, Pipes, Tobacco, Cigars; in fact, everything to be found in a First-Class variety Store, including Including the Best Assrrtment of Stationery and Blank Books on Wood Eiver. Remember the place—POST OFFICE STORE, Pioneer Merket, i 8 EEUI/ES. üllgcdmait in of Comer of Main umi Seeoad ft ire -©ta, ! ! ! Ketchum and Hailey, - Idaho. Finest l'wtaMi.iîmirnt of the kind Ui« Wood River tountr/. Always ou hand a fall supply o'. 5 Î Id Id i'-, m xi r r r o iv, I» o B It, A- TV D POLL T B ~Y. at on I [ j j j 1 Lavoll Bros. Kanniacturers of, and Dealers !n » HOUGH Al'TD BEES SED U R r/23 5 1 » u & ; ■S3 0 a M i bl D ü L £ üna Ö ! *2S22 LATHS aad SHINGLES, Mouldings, Pickets, Sash. Door Blinds, Etc. A Complete Stock of llSDlFf a i * I y* ? Of all Kinds, Including Flooring, Ceiling, Ilustic, Siding, I Ve a th e r hoarding, And, in fact, Everything Turned Out in a fir.-it- Class mill. Bu.lde e. will do well to consult ns before centracting. Orders from all Points will receive prompt and careful attention. ; ÆfsTCftice, Corner Main and Eiver Btreets. j Pianiror Mill, Comer Leauville Avnnae and ! River street. K LAVELL BROS. Ketchum, Idaho. P Having taken the Brewery Saloon 1 formerly occupied by Thomas Mitchell, I beg leave to inform my patrons and the public generally that I have closed the "Overland" and respectfully solicit •gt i A Share of rr Your I« 412filAWtU U In My New Qnarters, where I will keep the best brands of Wines, liquors and Cigars That can be soio for a bit. My whis kies are superior. Come ami sam ple them aud be convinced. J. C. Mitchell. e m fiMERYAnn LbL lLOsiLb y wUtli i 8 i BANKERS, KETCHUM, IDAHO. Transact a general banking business in »11 its branches. Buy and sell Exchange on the leading Cities of the United States. Sell Exchange on the principal cities of Great Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Fiance, lh h'int.i, Holland, For way, Sweden. Denmark, Italy, Ratals, Gsr inany and Austria. Collections made with prompt return» at lowest rates. Certificate» of deposits issued payable on demand. Accounts solicited. COERZSPOJFDFTrrs ; .. Welts, F iryo A C». 1 Fas FkaHCTBCO, . Salt Lake,. Chicago. Xaw Yoac,. .First National Beak. .Wells, Fargo A O*. rs-t-sai pi]f70 il M a PMC » 'J N ij u ? ti Rj J a !. i. LEWIS I SOS, Proprietors, Carry a complet« stock of Drugs, Medicines, LIQUORS, CIGARS, Paints, Oils and Chemical«. The Finest Drug Store on Wood River, boons above Pinkham & Lewis' Twv WILLET YOUNG, Prescription Clerk. Sept 26-tf] RESTMMST, Ketchum, Idaho. RICHARD WEST, ENTERPRISE Proprietor. Having fitted up the above named Res- taurant, I am prepared to feed the hungry and weary on reasonable terms with the best the mar- ket affords. Open Day and Night. Thankful for the past patronage I hop« to merit a continuance of the same. DoT-Meals at ail hours. RICHARD WEST, Proprietor Thl rpim m Feed & Sale Stable, Xtower Iffain Street, - IDAHO 1 KETCHUM, Stinton & Hughes. They Keep the Best of Livery Riga, Saddle Horses, Teams and Carriage«. A Hack Runs Between Ketchum and the Guy er Hot Springs Every Two Hours. HAY UNO G 1 IH FBI) SALE. Xj. D. Newman, r*î d LiïSiY StaSliB. ,3 a Fourth Stre»S, Opposite J. 0 Swift * Co-, KETCHUM. IDAHO TONG HANG'S LAUNDRY. on Ga Second Street. Opposite School Building. H atches Repaired. Parties residing in the vicinity of Ketchum can leave their orders for watch repairing, Ac., with Billy Ste vens, at Finkham & Lewis' store. F H. TIfn-p-tc-y.