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VOL. 36. NO. 7. CALDWELL, IDAHO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1919. WEEKLY; $2.00 PER YEAR. EDMUND CONWAY MADE SUPREME SACRIFICE Letters From Overacts Show Cald well Man Had Courage to End— Son of M. J. Conway. Edmund Conway, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Conway, of Notus, Second Engineers, made the supreme sacri fice. Mr. and Mrs. Conway are in re ceipt of letters from overseas which tell of their son's wound and death. Edmund Coinway was 22 years of age. He was born in Canyon county at Notus and grew to manhood here. He was a member of old Company G, Second Idaho, and saw hard service in the war. At Camp Greene he was transferred to the 116th Engineers. After landing in France he was trans ferred to the Second Engineers. He was a corporal in the army at the time of his death. Pioneer Family. Mr. and Mrs. Conway are pioneers of the Boise Valley. Mr. Conway came to Caldwell before the railroad and was the first telegraph operator in Caldwell. The two letters, dated November 16th and December 29th, were written by Capt. Donald Tolmie from the front to Fred Hill, who was in the hospital at the time, and to his broth ers and sisters. Fred Hill and Ed mund 1 Conway were in the same squad, being bunkies, until Fred was gassed in June and never recovered enough to get back to the old com pany. He was doing stenographic work in the hospital. He forwarded Tolmie's letter to his father at Black foot who gave it to J. J. Conway. Donald Tolmie is Mrs. J. J. Conway's brother. * Capt Tolmie's Letter. Dear Fred: Your letter written in October just came today and was sure glad to know you are O. K. again. I hav e written you twice be fore to the same address you gave me and cannot understand why you did not get them. Say Fred have you heard about poor Edmund gettjin^ it. I don't know how badly he was hit but some of the D. Co., boys was telling me he was severely wounded, would lose his right leg and some of the fingers of his left hand, and was also hit in the left side which they thought would be fatal. I have not heard of him since. He was taken to the hospital, but am praying he will come through O. K. Well, old boy, I have come through it all without losing much hide and was in the doing when it was called off. 1 am proud of it but it won't get a fellow anything. Come back to the old 2nd if it is possible and try for E. Co., it would sure be fine for both of us. Hoping to see you soon. Your old friend, CPL. DONALD W. TOLMIE. Dear Bro., Sister and Baby: It has been a long time since I have writtep you but as you know the letters I write Mama is for all, and I know you read them when you go home for your mail. Joe I just grot word this morning of Edmund's death. He died Novem ber 2nd from the wounds he received November 1st. I did not see poor Ed after he was wounded, but was talk ing to him shortly before. We were fixing the roads just behind the Ma rines when w P were advancing to the Meuse river, north of the Arragon Woods. D. Co. was clearing the way through the street oP a little village near Sr. Georges. He was wonnd~d by an 88 cm sheel. which the Ger mans were firing almost at a point blank ranee. Joe, Edmund's courage and art'' never failed him. AH he would talk about was the boys who were dress ing his wounds, trying to persuade them to leave him rind take shelter themselves. He is a hero of the Sec ond Engineers. We are proud of 1v and I know vou and vour folks w not mourn him as lost, hut as one who has made the great sacrifice fo Christianity and democracy 1 know you will he nrottd of him. T 1 am entoving the verv hest of health amd' hope this finds all the same. Tell Hannah and lack to be sure and write r«nd I sure expect to meet them in Baltimore. Must close, with tove to all. from Your brother SGT D W TOI.MIF. a I a LFTTERS FPf>M CT.YDF ROW LAND. Rershhock. Luxemburg. Nov. 30 — Dear Folk*: At Inst «e r-« yrt letter without h*vin<* ri«M censor regulations. T am hack with the com tvtnv airain. 1 not tired o f and «aw a chance to tret off if it. so now 1 am In the stahtrs 1 h*» team of horses to take cur- of rather like the work i' '• , '" v hard as it might he. so I think I will nil r|<»ht J' W* hjivf» hern niovitif» ovrrlnnH f nlut »«"o \vffVn nr»r*^ T?rnnr«\ *>• brtwler! PM* nrn^nMv Cablet* or n •in »Mt. W* n wrrat wrlrrvno from Tronic of 1 1 nrv*r hrifl « to thift T nHrl n f*w »rin«**» Yin*« fM* At In At we have reached the place of — so which we have been wanting for a long time, the Rhine river, after a long and rather timesom e journey we have finally reached our destination. The people of Germany certainly treat us fine. Just this evehing we were down at a hous e and had a fine supper. December 17.—If a few more days go by maybe I will get this letter written. Something generally hap pens when I get started to write. It is trying to rain here today. It rains a little almost every day. We. are at a town near Cobletz by the name of New Weid. It is a pretty nice berg. It is along the Rhine river. Boats and tugs come up the river past here. I have been in the Rhine river, wagon and all. I drove down in it to wash my wagon. The people around here treat us fine. W e get just as good treatment here as we would if we were in the states. Some places I have had a real home. They would cook us meals and fix up things for us. We never got to stay long in those places though. We would always move. Wc never stay more than one or two days in a place: they keep chasing us around. I wash we would hurry up and get settled for a while at least. Our mail has just begun to catch up with us now. The last letter I got was dated November 19. I don't know when we will get to come home, but I 1 am in neither the Sunset or Rainbow divisions, but the 2nd. Our insigna is the Indian Head. I have not heard from George for some time. I suppose he has started back to the states by this time. Well it is not very*long until Xmas. I think I will have a better Xmas than I had last year. At least we will have enough to eat which is more than w e had last year. But I sure would like to be where I could eat dinner at home. It is apt to be spring or summer before we ape home. We passed through some awful coun try. Some of it was awful pretty, cineyards on the sides of hills so steep that you could scarcely climb to the top of them. It is raining to beat the band to ight. I am glad I have a good shel ter over my head. That gum you folks send certainly is appreciated. It comes in fine at times. You can get no gum over here. I can think of no more news, so I had better go to bed. Will try and write again soon, but I hope I will not have to write many more letters. Lots of love, CLYDE. Engers, Germany, January 1.—Dear Folks: Another year has passed and still I am able to get around. We just finished dinner and I am now sitting by the fire trying to think of a few things to write. We have a fine place here. .There are four of us sleeping in one room upstairs and down stairs there are two more of the stable force. We have two nice ladies to look after us. One lives on the same floor that we do and the other down stairs. We like the one down stairs best. She is as jolly as can be.and sure likes to talk even if we can not answer her. She can do enough for us all. Yes terday morning I was not feeling very well and she was going to have me setting by the fire all afternoon but got allright and had a hard time in making her believe it. We bought some rabbits from her and had her cook our New Year's din ner for us. We sure had a good din ner; fried rabbit, boiled potatoes gravy, soup, salad and some kind of berries. Iadon't remember the name but they are like the blueberries we have at home. They sure tasted good am writing this letter in where we ate dinner. We have a little more time to oruselves now. I mean we ar e settled down in one place for a while We have stables in the morning from 7:15 to 10 and afternoon from 3 to 4. I have been going afternoons every day, but from now on I will have to go only every other day as the water monsey as we call him, has to help me out, so we take turns about. We have to keep our harness, wagons and e<|uopment cleaned up but when you once get it clean it is not hard to keep. There was an inspection of trans portation the other day and this com pany was the only company that passed it O. K. The other companies are envious of our transportation. We had a pretty good time Xmas We had all we could eat, |o what riSore would one want on Xntns. We started in to eat candy before break fast and stuffed on different things all day long. The lady upstairs brought us in sane cookies and apples. The Y M. C. A. gave chocolates. The government issued candy and cigarettes, so we had plenty. Everybody over here has their Xmas trees. Every familv has one. We got to see several. There »re twa little hoys upstairs about Fnrl's si/s. They us r our room as their playhouse. We generally help things out also. I think when leave here their parents will hardly be able to live with them. I did not get to finish my letter be fore supper as 1 had to take care of my horses. I went down town after supper and had a couple of glasses of beer. Tell Bob I thought of him when I drank them. There was one at home so I' thought I would finish this letter. I was going write on the bed, but the kids that liv here wanted me to come in th kitchen, so nothing would do hut had to come. Even the old lady came in after me. I had two letters from George; one written December 21st; he was rnak ing it fine. I wish he could he with this outfit. He is missing lots things. I got those magazines the A A I other day. thanks very much for them. M ; ~ The story of the self-made man Is always new W T. Tyler start ed work as a niesben^er boy on the Wisconsin Central railroad In 1883 He has just been made di visional director in the U. S. rail road administration by Director Oeneral Hines. Tyler has held many important posts on western railroads. Wc have time to do a little reading onc e in a while now. 1 have not been able to get you folks anything. Whil we were in France we were never near a large town or away from the front long enough to get paid. We just got paid the other day for Octo ber, but I think we will get paid regu lar now. We get paid in Francs yet. A mark is not worth very much now. A Franc is worth 1.66 marks. I have not seen anything of Eatl Rowland or heard anything about him. I don't know wher e he is, but I sup pose he is still in France. We did not have any snow here until Xmas morning, but it has rained off -and on every few days. It has not been very cold hcr e at all. It don't seem like winter'at all. How is everything around home now? I don't suppose I will know the country when I get back. Every thing will b e changed. New pçopla and the like. I don't know of anything more to write, so P had better quit and write to George. He wanted to know why did not write to him. With lots of love. CLYDE. GREENLEAF * + + + * + * *■* + ** + + + * + Carol Crew is running the auto stage from Boise to Jordan Valley. Prescott Beals spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Brown. Neuton Hanson recently purchased 33 heiad of cattle. Loyd Armstrong left Sunday for Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Verling Cox moved last week to the Mike Clark place hich he rented this year. Mr. aftd Mrs. R. W. Gentry are the proud parents of a new baby girl. Mrs. White and daughter, Mrs. Mable Kniapp of Deer Flat were busi ness callers in Greenleaf, Tuesday. Mrs. William Brown and daughters. Iverna and Leona. of Sunny Slope spent Sunday at the Stephen Hibbs home. Rev. Gurncy Lee spent Monday in Nampa visiting frionds. The Will Winslow family, except ing Mrs. Winslow. have the influenza. They arc now in California where they went a few months ago. Mrs. W. T. Clayhaugh of Central Cove spent Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jonnie Hanson. A large number of Greenleaf people attended the Traders' Day sale in Caldwell. Monday. Miss Delia Tucker who has been teaching near Lnkeview, is now home as her school is closed on account of influenza. EVEN THE "EX-GROUNDHOGS SEE A it MMsree 00R SHADOW BUT r LOOK SlbWAY J0JTTH6 SAME , & F* ÈS.' - ft X SI « -V • 'ÙÙ 1. MID MRS. MES RETURN FROM TRIP EAST Visited Relatives in New England— Celebrated 50th Anniversary of Graduation. The Rev. and Mrs. Winfield S. Hawkes have returned from the cast where they spent several months. Mr. Hawkes states that they had a most delightful trip. They were in the New England states five months. Five weeks were spent on the coast of Maine. They visited a son at Wor chester, Mass.; their daughter, Miss Helen, at the Thelogical Seminary, where Mr. Hawkes celebrated his 50th anniversary of graduation: and a "in .near Middleton, Conn. Later tiiev visited Mrs. Hawkes' sister on the Hudson above New York, the home of the "Ed" Profitt whom some of the young people remember. En route home they stopped at Manchester, Delaware county. leva, for a long visit with another son. They report a wonderful summer and autumn. They visited the homes and graves of their ancestors Th" Hawkes have continuously occupied the land on which the first of their name built his cabin in 1634. Mr. Hawkes stated that they were in New .York City when the fake news that Germany had surrendered was published. He says that there was great excitement and the best of eood nature. The disappointment which followed was keen. He states, that Salt Lake City witnessed a wild night the first time the gentiles carried th" election there and the excitement i-i New York reminded him of that oc casion. Son Leaves for Near East. We have already noticed that Wm E. Hawkes, son of Mr. and M" Hawkes, has gone to Turkey on Ar menian and Svrian relief Another sen. Albert S . pastor of a WTeh"st P - Mass., Congregational church, has been given a year's absence and has gone to France m the advanced "Y" educational work in that country. LETTER FROM ELMER "VFR« Remagen, Germany. Dec. 12 101 R_ Dear Mother: I received vour mo" kind and welcome letter today and was glad to hear that vou i" 1 ill w'l as it leaves Andy and myself. Well, the censoring of mail has been lifted to a certain extent, so we are allowed to give the nime of the place whish we are now in and write most anything we want to, so I will tr and give you the names of the differ ent points we served on. The first one was at Verdun which was verv auiet while we were there. We left ther e and went to Cbatiteait Thierr where h broke out: that place where Loren Trotter lost his life. Poor fellow, the last time I saw him. he, Deak Sturgeon and myself had an old French lady cook a big feed fo' us. We left there and went to St. Mihiel front whicli we thought was going to be worse than ever, but the artillery fire was so heavy that th<> Germans had to get out and step live ly. That is where 1 got my firs' prisoner, which was a German ma chine gunner. From this place w - went to the Champagn front which was a bad plac'e to get them out o" as they had been there for four years but after we got them started it was like hunting rabbits, where there is none, for they sure did fly. Our last one was the Argonne front which was no place for a man that didn't have any nerve as they fought hard there. We were fighting there when the armistice was signed at 11 o'c'ock a. m. the 11th of November, which we were all glad to see. Then wc started to follow them up to the Rhine where we are now. Wc marched through a corner of Belgium and through Luxemberg up into Germany. 1* don't know how long we will be hcre but hope we will be in the states soon. Best regards to all, I am your son. F.I. MER F.. MYERS. SOLE WOMAN STUDENT IN SEMINARY HERE Father and Her Three Brothers Attended the Same Institution. (Hortford Daily Cournana.) Miss Helen S. Hawkes, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Hawkes of Caldwell, Idaho, bears the unique dis tinction of being the sole woman stu dent enrolled at the Hartford Tseo logical Seminary. She is a member of the senior class and has taken the lull three-year course. Miss Hawkes does not consider it strange that she should add a three years' course o< theological training to her education. She says it runs m the family. Her father, Rev. W. S. Hawkes, who was graduated from the local seminary fifty-one years ago , next June and who is one of the old est living alumni of the institution, has had four of his children attend this seminary. Rev. Albert S. Hawkes, who was graduated in 1900, holds a pastcTate in a Congregational church in Worcester, Mass.. R lv. George B. Hawkes was graduated two years later and is now pastor of a Congre gational church in Middlefield, Coon., and William E. Hawkes had finished two years at the seminary in June, 1917. when he took up war work with the Y. M. C. M and left, last Saturday with a relief expedition to Turkey. Miss Hawkes received her B. A. de gree at the College of Idaho. taught' school two years, after which she en rolled at the Hartford Seminary. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where her father was engaged 5n some mission work for some time, fol lowing his first ten years of pastoral work in Connecticut. Miss Hawkes has crossed the American continent seven times. And sh c expects to see other parts of the world, too. She looking forward to missionary work in China, after her graduation here next June. Asked whether the philosophical and theclogical distinctions made in the lectures, appealed to her, she said, "Yes. they do. but I don't see any use in arguing pro and con about them. A position taken by the pro fessor or writer strikes me as right or wrong almost at once and after that the matter seems self-evident. F couldn't argue it out why I think certain views are right and others wrong, but I don't see any need of it either. That's probably what von call deciding bv instinct or intuition, but what is the difference whether you arrive at vour convictions of the truth by intuition or by reasoning processes." And the way Miss Hawkes said it ieft no room for gainsaying her statement. IMPORTANT CASE. Attorney T A. Walters left Sunday evening for Twin Falls where he will appear before the district court in an important case arising from a ruling of the State Utility Commission. The case involves the authority of the commission and if the district court takes jurisdiction in the action the authority of the commission will be seriously impaired. * Mr. Walters stated that the action was of a pioneer nature and raised some very interest ing points. Canyon County Warrant Call Caldewll Idaho. Feb. 5. 1919. On and after February 17, 1919. I will pay on presentation at the office of the county treasurer warrants drown as follows: Current expense fund to and in cluding'Xo. 1449 of 1918 issue. Road fund, all outstanding warrants Road and Bridge Fund, to and in luding Xo. 278 of 1918 issue. FF.RN R HART, County Treasurer. Bv Chas. A. Oakes. Deputy. We will have a beautiful display of trimmed and tailored h .ts. commenc ing February 15th. You ar.- cordially invited to attend. M. E. Gilgan Sarchet. 2-7 2-14 MYmey to loan at 7 per cent. Murphy.—Adv. A. L. A. L. Murphy, fire insurance.—Adv. LARGE AUDIENCE . GREETS HOLT Story of Every Day War Life in France and Belgium Subject of Address of Caldwell Worker. One of the largest audiences ever gathered together in Caldwell was at the Methodist church Friday evening to greet Mr. B. M. Holt who recently returned from Europe. It is climated that , between 1100 and 1250 persons were present. The subject of Mr. 0 lt's address, everyday life during , he war was one j n w hich nearly every person in this section is deeply and personally interested. There are few families whoi have not some near relative who was with the American Expeditionary Forces in some capacity or other. Hon. O. M. Van Duyn introduced the speaker of the evening. Mr. Van Duyn stated the respect in which Mr. Holt was held by the people of this community. He dwelt upon the un selfish patriotism of a man who de liberately left his home and business to be of service to the country. Mr. Van Duyn called attention to the great work done by the American Red Cross which, in the main, is composed of voluntary workers like Mr. Holt Special music was furnished by the Caldwell Municipal Band and by the male quartet. Cheers for Boys Cheers, hearty and from the heart were given for Louis A Goldsmith and Ernest lenson. two Caldwell who very recently returned ''un *'-c front. Mr Holt seated at th" outset he would give a talk on everydav affairs The snectacular tbe exciting news hp said are to he found in the newspapers Evervdav li c e was i^r' important becaus» it is "vr- dav bit 1, not so apt to receive attention in the press. Mr. Holt paid a splendid «r'bute to th" Red Cross and the great work it had done and "'as doiutr H" told of being in T^aris dnr'^jr tin- bombard ment of that citv bv t^e 1on<r r"n<re imn He reviewed the work of the •Red Crocs tellintr something of it« or ganisation methods and purposes. Naturally Mr Holt knew more abenit and talked more of field work of the organization as he was in that branch of the service. Mr. Holt's talk was listened to with wrapt attention He had i enhiect in which the people are vitallv and per sorallv interested and hronadit to the suhiect experience , and first hand knowledge. Several songs were st\ng bv the ouartet consisting of Mesirs A L. Quast Henrv Ouast. Austin Wcstrope and Paul Murphy. LFTTFR FROM S*~>N Claumont. France. Tan 7. 1919 — Dear Mother: Received your good letter todav, the first T 'nv» received for nearlv three weeks. Was so happy to hear that vou are all well at Vio-ic and that everything is good there. 1 just returned from my <seven-d*>v leave dav before vesterdav and T sure b->d a most nniovabl,-. vacation. While we were in Cambre we staved at a hotel and had no huHe to disturb our slumber in the mornings if we wisV-d to sleep late, or anv mess k'ts to wash after a meal. Oh. it was real life fater five months in th" stte' s There were manv histor'-al visit and a person's tltne was well spent if he o* 1 red to go about and see som,. of the wonderful sights. The company had moved while wc were away and we rejoined them here We have not the quarters we had be fore, or rather not so good, but I gue'ss these were all they could find at present. We are billited in a small village and are in the lofts of the buildings. It is not very cheerful here but most anything is good enough for a while. I do not know just what month we will sail for home, but 1 om sure it will not b£ many. 1 presume Fd is home now, is he not? It would be good if Lee and I were to said for home on the same boat. 1 think though that he will be home before I. I was talking to a Marine in Totti last week and he said l ee made nuite a name or himself at Chanteau Thier ry. He said that the regimental sar geant refused to carry the grub to the mon in the trenches on account of t 1 '" heavy fire of the enemv inH T ec took charge and did so. That was the d-y he was caught in the gas barrage I am sending vou the p ; -tpres rv< had taken in Cambrai The f >• o' --s were together in the sh-e'- *>♦ Vo- said. It is not verv good but one can tell who it is Ma : 1 or of 'hem to grandfather "and grand-noti,.-.- - have forgotten fheir add-ss Trusting vou and a M at I me a- well and hapnv and that von 11 n ipyed a Merrv Xmrs ' remain ■> Your loving son, ROY CHURCH OF CHR T RT Corner Kimball and ClevM-"-d Bible school 10 a, m Pv f , Roy T'tus. Supt. Church M a, m Stfhiect. "T-e Power of the Church for Or"'l E. meeting 6 30 o m Miss Gartin Prest. Church at 7-W n m "My Savior and Peace " sermon bv the pastor. Come and find a welcome. Monev to loan at 7 per cent A. Murphy.—Adv. L.