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VOL.36. NO. 2.
Union Stockyards Scene of Great
Traductions in Cattle, Mules and
Hogs—Total Figures Surprising.
We wonder if the people of Caldwell
aind vicinity have any idea of the busi
nes' done at the Union Stock Yards
during the course of a year. We won
der if the have any idea of the money
distributed by the Caldwell Horse &
> Mule Co., in the conduct of their
business. We imagine the figures will
surprise most Caldwell people.
Yesterday The Tribune asked
F . *G S H offm an,'" s cc r e t ary %f* the"com
nànv for the actual figures which
for the actual figures which
nànv for the actual figures which
pany, for the actual figures which
measure the business of the Cald\vell
Horse & Mule company. Mr. Hoff
man said:
"The Caldwell Hors e & Mule com
pany handled 600 cars of all kinds of
cattle in lQlß'; 2S0 pure bred registered
bulls, Shorthorns and Herefords; 1500
head of mules and 10,000 head of
Some Hay Stack.
"We bought 10,000 tons of hay this
year and are right now feeding 2000
head of cattle at Caldwell, Nyssa, Ore
gon, and Shoshone, Idaho.
"During the year the Caldwell
Horse & Mule Co., pan! out to the
farmers and stockmen of southwestern
Idaho and eastern Oregon over two
million dollars.
Improvement« at Yards.
"During the past year ^ie company
li4S made improvements af'the Union
Stock Yards to the value of $15,000 Of).
The greatest improvement was the
alfalfa meal mill with a daily capacity
of 30 tons of alfalfa meal. Other im
provements consist of sheds, pens,
feed racks, and other necessary build
The cold figures furnished The Tri
bune by Mr. Hoffman will give the
people of Caldwell some idea of tb*
magnitudejof the business pf the Cald
well Horte & Mule Co.
Great Cattle Market.
Mr. John Smeed of this city is th
moving spirit at the Union Stock
Yards. He is a man of great energy
and abiliay and handles and manages
one of the greatest businesses of the
kind.in fhe west. Mr. Smeel said:
"The Caldwell Horse & Mule Co,
proposes to establish, and will estab
lish a permanent cattle market right
here in Caldwell. We will deal ex
clusively in the cattle business in the
futur* Up to the present year we
dealt exclusively in horses and mules
but henceforth we will fcive our entire
time and attention to d«a1ing irf cattle
anf establishing a permanent cattle
market at the stock yards.
"I believe that the business /ve have
done during the past y«?ar iusjtifies our
plans for the future, and that the cat
tle market which will be established in
this city will he of the greatest value
and assistance to the .stock industry
and to farmers generally."
Associated with Mr:- Smeed in the
business are his brothers. Mr. Ross
Smeed, Messrs. Robt Sundheimer. T.
A.. Halev. F. G. Huffman and Bob
Caiyin. These are ah4ut as wideawak»
and up-tOüth^nninutc inen as yon will
find in the stâte of Idajio. Mr. Smeed
as manager, directs the entire busi
ness but he has surrounded" himself
with a buncK_ of assistants who know
the business. thoroughly.
Great Hog Business.
Mr. Hoffman called our att^'ion
to the fact that Messrs. Bjkcr. Ward
and_ Herrington are doing a great hog
business at the yards. During the past
year these gentlemen paid to hog
growers of this section of th.- countrv
over $1,000.000 for hogs. They ship
to all markets but mostly to Portland
and Seattle. The good rtViilagement of
Messrs. Baker, Ward and Herrington.
in the opinion of both Mr. Smeed and
Mr. Hoffman, has meant a great deal
for the swiné industry of the Boise
valley. They make a ready cash mar
ket for hogs fver v day in the year.
Death of Pioneer Woman
M " ' ~
January 1st,-of kidncv trouble. Mrs
Maxey was at the bedsifle of her
daughter but Mr. Mnxrv wafctinstole to
be there. Mrs. Stull came to Oildwell
some 23 years ago hut for many years
has not lived here.
She it survived by her parents, three
brothers, Will S. Claud and Rov
Maxey; and hy five children. \wo bv
her flmt husband, Dudley and Omtd
Snyder, and three bv her second hus
band. Anna, Harvey and Geneva.
L»eatn ot Pioneer woman.
1rs. Maucj Stull, daughter of Mr
Mrs. H. N, Mafxcy qf Caldwell,
1 at Stockton. Cal.,j at 12:15 a. m.
Baasty Buvt Residence
Mr. Glen Beattv. new Mounts^
S tates Telephone ft Teleirrarh irtnn
ager, has purchased n residence in
1 Caldwell. He bought the Frank M.
u Bovd residence on south si\th stri-«-t
The consideration SHXKi The
deal WW» made through the. Chappel
real estate agency. \
McCall Marchant in City
James Harris, merchant and con
stable of McCall and mayor of I aVe
port, is a business visitor in the city.
Mr. Harris says its a little cold at Mc
Call right now hut not much worse
^Jhan down here In the valley.
Giwst of Miaa Twnpkint*
Miss Viola Christenton of Minot
North Dakota, arrived in Caldwell
Wednesday night and will remain
war. She will be the guest of Miss
Pauline Tompkln*.
Never Was a Case in Long Valley
Until Railroad Came—One Case
Devrfoped at Once.
Have railroads anything to do with
appendicitis? Does the approach of a
railroad train bring the dread afflic
tion? Do the two travel together?
Those questions are questions that
should be studied by médical societies
and physicians generally.
Dr. G. E. Noggle who has returned
to Caldwell, to practice medicine after
an absence of IS years says that prior
to the coming of the railroad a case
of appendicitic was never known in
Long Valley; and that hardly had the
railroad reached Smith's Ferry than
a case developed. Dr. Noggle prac
ticed medicine in the Long Valley
country for 10 years before the rail
ro ® d ,lT T rive<1 1 a " d he ought î° know -
Drj lNoggle does not attribute ap
pendicitis to the railroads. He does
not llaim that there is any relation
ship Ibetween the two. He cites the
facts! as curiosities only.
Noggles Return to Caldwell.
Dr. Noggle and family have re
turned to Caldwell to live. They have
lived in Long Valley for the past 15
years. Dr. Noggle states that with
weather running from 10 to 30 de
grees below zero the practice of medi
cine in that section is no sinecure.
He has opened offices in the Commer
cial Bank building.
Dr. Noggle and his estimable family
are well" known to the people of this
city and need no introduction.
U6th Engineers Among Units Desig
nated for Early Return By
General Pershing.
General Pershing has designated the
116th Engineers as on of the units in
the American army in France to be re
turned home at an early date. The
famous old Second Idaho was divided
bet'ween the 116th Engineers and an
artillery outfit. A great many Cald
well boys are in the 116th Engineers.
Company D, in particular of the 116th,
is composed largely of men from this
city and surrounding country.
Tuesday the war department an
nounced that General Pershing had
designated additional units with a total
strength of approximately 15,000 men
for early convoy home. The 116th
Engineers is one of these units.
Many Caldwell Homfcs Happy.
Many Caldwell homes were made
happy New Year's day by the an
nouncement of the early return of the
116th Engineers. At the time of going
to press the Tribune was unable to get
a complete list of the Caldwell men
in this outfit but we hope to get such
a list and publish it at an early date.
**.»j*********** + **
Mr.-and Mrs. Willard Robinson and
little daughter Mariana, of Homedale
and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Hill, Miss
McKenzie and Kenzie Robinson of
Parma were guests Christmas day at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Rob
Mr. find Mrs. M. R. Taylor and sons
Holis and Kenneth spent Christmas
with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bain of
Guernsey Abbott, who is a student
at the Oregon Agricultural College at
Carvallis, is upending the holiday va
cation with his aunt, Mrs. Leta Brown.
Elwin Rockwood who has been for
the past few months in eastern train
ings camps, arrived home Friday,
having received an honorable »Bs- 1
charge. ,
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Dickerson and
children spent Christinas at the A. L.
Johns home.
Mrs. A. J. Rockwood and son Chel
sea who have ben ill with influenza
are canvalescent.
Word came Saturday that Omar
Gleen, who had been severely wound
ed in France, had died.
Mrs. C. V. Cottier and children and
Mrs. D. B. Grosvenor and children
were guests Christmas at the F.. P.
MeCormick home.
Mrs. A. C. Johnson, Miss Fern
Johnson and Ray Johnson of Sunny
Slope were guests in the E. P. Me
Cormick home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs, W. E. Gooilell and
daughter Charlotte, returned home
Saturday after spending two weeks in
th home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Dew
hirst in Meridian,
Prof. P. A. Murphy and H R Oliver
of Caldwell visited in the G. L. Mc
Cormlck home Monday.
Miss Rttekncr and Miss Reese, who
hive been having Flu. have returned
home from the Parma hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. G. I,. MeCormick
spent Christmas in the home of Mr.
and Mrs Frank Olmstead of Caldwell,
Mrs. Ada Schweitzer has moved to
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dutton of Port
land and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Dutton
of Nampa were New Year's day guests
of Dr. and Mrs E. E, Dutton.
Mrs. A. F. Canter and Miss Lisle
Canter are spending the holidays in
Caldwell, the guests of Mr. and Mrs
C. G. Baker.
City and County Intelligence
Mrs, Becktold was a Boise visitor
Stationery at Laughlin's Jewelry
Judge Ed. L. Bryan was a Boise
visitor Monday.
Wrist Watches at Laughlin's
Jewelry Store.
Mrs. John Cotton of Midway was a
Caldwell visitor Tuesday.
A. E. Hall of Nampa was a business
visitor in the city Monday.
Take your sick watches and clocks
to Laughlin, the jeweler.
Austin Bissitt of Jordan Valley was
in Caldwell the first of the week.
Judge G. T. Moore of Nampa was a
business visitor in the city Monday.
Judge Curtis Haydon was at Boise
Monday looking after legal business.
E. C. Curtis left for Willows, Calif.,
to spend the winter_with Mrs. Byron
Presley F. Home was at Boise Fri
day last on business of the I. O. O. F.
F. R. Miller has returned from the
east. He states he had a most pleas
ant trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd of Fargo were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Shook New
Year's day.
J. J. Gilgan of Watertown, N. Y.,
spent the holidays with his sister, M.
E. Sarchet.
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. William B. Akers Sunday, De
cember 29.
Hon. R. S. Madden, private secre
tary to Governor Alexander, was in
the city Saturday.
A marriage license was issued Sat
urday to Elza Pulliurn and Miss Dorris
Imlay of Parma.
Mrs. C. W. Dresser of Kuna is in the
city. She is a guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Allen Dresser.
W. H. Harrington and Miss Lenora
Tighes. both of Caldwell, were mar
ried Monday afternoon by Probate
Judge Edgar Meek.
A marriage license was issued Mon
day to G. B. Stone and Miss Ca>roline
Hastings of Nampa.
C. R. Shaw, pioneer lumber dealer
of Caldwell, was in the city from Boise
on business Monday.
All Hats go regardless of cost, to
make room for spring stock. M. E.
Gilgan-Sarchet, below Saratoga.
Mrs. L. H. Burns spent Saturday
and Sunda3 r at Sunny Slope, the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. AI Schaffer.
Arthur Fry and sons and U. Spear
of the Lake Lo-well section were busi
ness visitors in the city Monday.
All Hats go regardless of cost, to
make room for spring stock. M. E.
Gilgan-Sarchet, below Saratoga.
Jas. Barber, a student at the Uni
versity of Idaho training camp, is in
the city, a guest of H W. Dorman, Jr.
All Hats go regardless of cost, to
make room for spring stock. M. E.
Gilgan-Sarchet, below Saratoga.
Miss Dorothy and Master Trow
bridge Sebree left yesterday for San
Diego where they are attending
Foster Bissitt left for Montpelier
Monday evening after spending
Christmas in Caldwell with Mrs.
James Bissitt and Miss Lalia Bissitt.
Enos Campbell left Tuesday even
ing for Camp Lewis. He had been
hom e on a furlough and visited his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Camp
Frederick Red'way, a student at the
University of Washington, nephew of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Redway, was a
guest of Mr, and Mrs. Redway and
Sir. and Mrs. J. G. Flynn New S 'car 's
Mr. and Mrs. Hartzcl! have moved
to Caldwell from Nampa. Mr. llart
zcll is a carpenter b ytradc. They
have sccurcd the cottage on Everett
street formerly occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. L. H. Burns.
A suit for divorce was filed in the
district court Monday afternoon by
Oliver F. Mason against Rachael
Mason. The papers were at once
withdrawn from the files. The grounds
of action are unknown.
A marriage license was issued Tues
day to V. L. Deaton and Beatrice
Nordyke, both of Greenleaf. A mar
riage license was issued the same day
to Telford II. Window and Ula E.
Tucker, both of Greenleaf.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Bissitt re
turned to their home at Salt Lake City
Saturday after spending the Chirst
maa holidays in Caldwell, the guests
of Mr. Bissitt's mother and sister,
Mrs. James Bissitt and Miss Lalia
Marriage licenses were issued Mon
ray to G. B. Stone and Caroline Hast
ings, both of Nampa: and \V. H. Har
rington and Lenora Hughes, both of
Caldwell. Miss Hughes and Mr. Har
rington were married immediately at
the court house, Judge Edgar Meek,
Miss Florence Hoffman returned
Tuesday evening from Sioux City,
Iowa, where she had been since Octo
ber. Miss Hoffman was employed in
the Sioux Citv bank that Mr. F. G,
Hoffman left when he came west. She
has accepted a position as stenograph
er for County Prosecuting Attorney
elect, Curtis Haydon.
FOUND—Bunch of keys. Owner
can have same by paying for this ad
vertisement. 1-3
Strained honey for sale. Palm Con
Miss Orabelle Raymond, who had a
snug ease of Flu in November is once
again perfectly restored and anxious
for the Parma cshools to start on the
Miss Iva Raymond is keeping house
for Mrs. Hart's tots in the Rico home
on Canyon Hill and Mrs. Rice has
been for five weeks caring for Mrs.
Hart in her tussle with the Flu.
If there arc any children in Caldwell
who were overlooked entirely at
Christmas time, it is desired that some
body report their names at once to
Mrs. B. W. Rice. If any families are
not tolerable during this cold weather,
report them also.
Trappers are catching many Musk
rats along the sloughs and ditches
from the Boise river. A few sljeep
pelts with the brands cut off have
ben drifting into the markets, and the
cinches are being prepared for the
next bunch.
Boise river has not yet closed over
solid, but the skating is good around
th c edges, whore scores of the young
folks are having a good time. Old
timers a<re tolling us that this weather
I will continue up to the 20th of Jan
I uar v when a season of rain will carry
! us up to the middle of Fabruary and
j then spring loom with all its Idaho
! glory.
! C. B. Ross left Tuesday night for
! Pocatello where he was called by the
i serious illness of his father, John M.
Ross. John M. Ross is one of the
j oldes pioneers of the Boise Valley. He
I packed into the Boise basin in 1863.
j He lived in Boise for a number of
years and then located at Star. Mr.
j Ross was born in New York, Septem
jber 13, 1833.
' Funeral services were held Tuesday
! afternoon at Canyon Hill cemetery for
P. D. Sasser, Jr., who died Monday
of Spanish influenza. Mr. Sassar's
home was at Emmett. He is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D.
Sassar of Boise: his wife and two
children: and two sisters. Mrs. R. A.
; Thornton of Caldwell, and Mrs. Don
ald Merritt of Portland.
Patrons of the Caldwell Lecture
Course are notified that the next at
traction will be the delayed appear
ance of Ralph Bingham and his com
pany. For 15 years Mr. Bingham has
been considered the peer and probably
the superior of and humorist on the
' American stage. In addition he is a
splendid musician, and an impersona
tor of ability. We feel that Mr. Bing
ham's entertainment will be one of
the best attractions to appeaT in Cald
well for many a day. Remember the
date. Thursday, January 9.
The genuine esteem in which the
Rev. W. A. Winters and family of the
M. E. church are held by their people
was plainly evidenced Monday, Dec.
22, when they were called over to the
basement of the church. A long table
filled with dressed chickens, canned
fruit, jellies, vegetables, apples and
oranges indicated that Santa Claus
was unusually thoughtful and generous
this year. The gifts and good wishes
were very much appreciated by the
pastor and his family who recently
came to Caldwell from La Grande,
County treasurer-elect Hart has se
lected Charles Oakes for her chief
deputy during her term of office. Mrs.
Hart has been in bed five weeks with
weakness following the Flu. She will
be able to take her office. Mr. Oakes
has been employed in the court house
for fifteen years in one capacity or
other and is one of the very best n>c
for the Parma schools to start on the
her chief deputy are planning the pre
liminaries at the present, and will step
into the harness at thc right time.
Mrs. Hart starts her public life with
hope and alertness and will trive her
responsible office her undivided at
When our soldier lads begun to go
to France, the girls here figured that
half of them would stay. There sprang
up a nation-wide work of changing the
minds of the boys. Soon it began to
be evident that not more than a quar
ter of the "soldiers would remain for
ever in France. Later the wise heads
figured that not more than ten per
cent of them would marry the pretty
French girls and stay among the vine
clad hills and citron groves. Now
one boy who has had an unusual and
exceptional career in the navy and
who is now ashore in Franc, living in
a castle much of which was builded
two thousand years since, and where
Napoleon dined and wined and slept
and where Dad Nelson anchored while
his ships had the French fleet bot
tled up. writes hi« folks that the good
old U. S. beats it all. This lad is
exploring old musty passages and tun
nels in the castle and opening up
nichs and corners never befor,- seen
by any American. He says no French
girls for him, but that he is coming
back to Idaho and get him a pinto
girl with red blood and a heart like
thc engine of the Winson six, and
with a cherry laugh and with eves
like 'he Idaho sunrise and cheeks like
the sunset, l't is thought now that
fifteen hovs out of the million will re
main in French territory.
Community silver at a big reduction
at Laughlin 's Jewelry Store.
Flash lights at Laughlin Optical
For straw, call 279 R 1. Mcnroe
Dille. 1-3 I-10
Governor-elect Davis Returns From
Governor's Conference—Confer
ence Was Failure.
Boise, Dec. 31.—The new state ad
ministration will be inducted into of
fice next Monday. The ceremony will
be informal and brief.
Governor-elect Davis has returned
from the cast where he attended the
conference of governors. There is no
secret made of the fact that it was not
a profitable session because cabinet
officers from Washington monopol
ized practically all the time and the
governors were given little oppor
tunity to discuss state matters.
Wise Expenditures.
Mr. Davis has been at work on his
message, which, it is promised, will
depart from the stereotyped linos of
promise and visionary buncombe. Mr.
Davis has some ideas of his own and
it may be judged from conversations
with him that they are to be strictly
business-like. Not only talking econo
my, he will suggest ways to bring
about, but .not to an extent to impair
a growing public service.
His idea, as your correspondent
gathers, is to give thc people a hun
dred cents forth of service for every
dollar spent and not to retard the
state's development by a penurious
Official Family.
Mr. Davis has been in consultation
with other officers-elect, on appoint
ments, but as yet no announcements
have been made. All agreed that thc
best men available should bo into the
official family and serve the state.
It is understood frequent consulta
tions between state officers and be
tween heads of department will be
held—a sort of cabinet program—to
produce team work. It is also stated
that a departmental budget system is
to be installed as a check against un
nessary expenses and in order to have
a ready record of accountability.
Unless Unforseen Deveüopments Arise
—178 Cases of Flu—Nine Deaths
Is Record of the City.
Unless something unforseen arises
the schools of Caldwell will open
again next Monday and remain open
for the balance of the school term.
Such was the statement of Superin
tendent Clifford, Tuesday.
The Flu epidemic is now under con
trol in the city and the school board
considers it safe to reopen the schools.
Miss Ida Gowey, public school nurse,
has made a thorough canvass of the
city. There are now less than a dozen
ases under quarantine.
178 Cases All Told.
According to the report of Miss
Gowey to the school board 178 cases
of Spanish Influenza were reported
and quarantined from the beginning of
the epidemic to and including Monday
last. There were nine deaths from
influenza in this city and there are
now eight cases under quarantine.
This record, in the opinion of the
school board, and present conditions
warrants the reopening of school
Monday next.
Mrs. A. B. Lewis was called to Salt
Lake b v telegraph Friday. Her daugh
ter and two grandchildren were seri
ously ill with the Flu and tu>t expected
to recover Mrs. Lewis «ft on the
7:23 train for Salt Lake, find A. B.
is batching while Mrs. Lewis is away.
Fred Myers and family are recover
ing from the Flu. There were nine of
the Myers family confined at Fred's
home at one time. We hope fcr their
speedy recovery.
Roy Houdyshell is suffering with a
severe cold, but is able to be up and
Mr. Short and family arc all down
with the Flu.
D. B. Myers was down to the city
Monday, paying his taxes.
A. B. Lewis received a letter from
Mrs. Lewis stating that one of her
grandchildren had passed away.
Now in England—Visits Historical
Places in Great
Base Hospital 204, Hursley Hants,
England (near Winchester). Dear
Folks: It has been some time since
I have written but 1 haven't had a
word from home yet so I don't, know
what to say. The Stars and Stripes
says that we Can tell about our trip
now, so I might tell you the way we
When we were getting ready to
leave Camp Lewis 1 heard that we
were going straight across but I
wasn 't sure of it. We were supposed
to be going to Allentown, but instead
we went to Camp Merritt. N. J. We
crossed the Hudson on a ferry and
were in New York City about a day.
We left there on the Scandanavian—
an English ship—in a convoy of 17
vessels, including an American cruiser.
The convoy iig*agged all the way
across and it took 11 days. North of
Ireland we got to see the English
Harold Foote Reports That Feed Was
Greatly Enjoyed—Pick and
Soveil Comments.
"The non-commissioned officers in
Company D are credited with having
set the best table in Headquarters
camp Thursday. They put on a menu
that would make a man leave home,
and invited their officers to eat with
them. The big meal was made pos
sible through the generosity of thc
people of Caldwell, i'daho. the town
from which most of the non-commis
sioned officers of the organization
come."—Pick and Shovel.
The Pick and Shovel is published at
A. P. O. 733, France, by the 116th
The Thanksgiving Menu.
Harold Foote of Middleton sent his
mother a copy of the Thanksgiving
menu and also of the Pick and Shovel.
Through courtesy of Mrs. Foot we are
abl e to publish the above and the
Music furnished by the 116th "Jazz
Band" presenting Thomas and Jere
miah—The boys with a "Kick."
116th Jazz Band— M. E., H. B.
Brockman: Sgt. Charles G. Boise, Sgt.
Joseph P. Ronning, Sgt. Joseph
Glover, Sgt. Walter Klingman, Sgt.
William H. H. Keen, Sgt. Otto Bar
tosh, Cpl. Jack O'Brien, Cpl. John H.
"Liberty Bell"
"Missippi Volunteers"
"Army Blues"
"Darktown Strutters Ball"
"Uncle Sammy's Gals"
"Homeward Bound"
Committee— Ma« H. Gibbons,
Harold E. Foote, Bruce L. Fleetwood.
Oyster Stew
Fruit Salad
Venison Steaks
Mashed Potatoes Brown Gravy
Green Peas
Celery Olives
Bread Jam Coffee
Pumpkin Pie Layer Cake
Nuts Dates Figs
sub-chasers give a U->boat a little
chase. There was a ship sunk in the
convoy ahead of ours, but no one was
drowned. The vessel sunk on an is
land off the coast. I met several of
the boys at the mumps quarantine
camp. They were from the south.
The boys I met were taking a bath
when the torpedo struck and got out
with their hat, overcoat and shoes.
They wouldn't take all the money in
the U. S. for their experience.
Our convoy went through the
North Channel between Scotland and
Ireland and the Scandanavian went up
the Clyde river to Glasgok. Scotland.
We were there about 30 hours and
took the train for Winchester, stop
ping for a short time at Carlisle and
Oxford. At Winchester they dis
covered that some of us had thc
mumps and we were sent to the
American quarantine camp near Hurs
ley where we stayed about a month.
The Americans were building â 4000
bed hospital near Harsley and I got
transferred here to do some electrical
work. The work has closed down
now and we are preparing to go to
France, Italy, Siberia, the north pole
or some other place, maybe home, 1
don't know. When the Flu first
started we had it pretty bad. but now
there is hardly a case.
Last Sunday I went up to Winches
ter, which was the capital of England
for over three hundred years, and
took in some of the sights. The citv
was started by the Romans, B. C..
and there is a well under the cathedral
which was dug bv Caesar's nvn 56 B.
C. Sividay before last I went to
Southampton and was invited out to
"tae." Don't you know? That night
I ran across some Yank sailors and
we started out to paint the town red
and came darned near doing it. I
had the satisfaction of finding out that
one Yankee half stewd is as good as
17 Englishmen and two Irishmen. Of
course. Dad won't believe this hut he
hasn't seen 'cm perform. Southamp
ton is the-port where nearly all of the
troops leave Engla.nd for France.
There is an old castle near Kursley
that was built at the time of the Nor
man conquest in 1066. There is also
a monument near here built to the
memory of a hors»- who with his rider
fell into a chalk pit 25 feet deep and
the next year won a famous race
(1737V It sure has all the appear
ances of being built before the revolu
Say, by the way, when 1 went to
work the other day I got weighed and
without a blouse on T weighed 172
lbs. That's a gain of 18 pounds since
last August, and nine pounds more
than I ever weighed. Every one
seems to have gained and some of the
boys as much as .30 pounds.
I sent you and Dad and Gladys an
Xmas present and I hope you know
what yours is. I sent May a farthing
for a souvenir and the rest of the kids
a postcard euch. When 1' got my
Xmas package coupon 1 forgot about
mailing it till it was too late, but I
don't care anyway. You can save my
present until I get home.
Well I have written about all the
news, so I guess I will colse, hoping
to hear from you soon.
Yours with love,

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