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FIRST TRAIN TO THE
FERRY Some 400 Excursionists Enjoy a Ride Over the Scenic Idaho Northern. Sunday morning about 60 of Em mett's citizens took advantage of the first excursion and a ride on the first passenger train to go over the exten sion of the Idaho Northern to Smith's Ferry a distance of 60 miles, each one prepared for the outing in the mountains with lunches, guns, fishing tackle and creel, field glasses, cameras and other concealed weapons for use if rattlesnakes being encount excursion train, coming in case ered. The from the main line by way of the Pay ette Valley railway, brought picnick ers from Nyssu and Ontario, Ore., via Payette. It arrived on time, but the special carrying the Caldwell, Nampa and Boise excursionists was late, and after Its arrival and the necessary switching done in combining the two trains and getting headed for the north, made the train over half an hour late leaving Emmett. The two small engines that pulled into Emmett with the P. V. train were displaced by a six-wheeler off the main line. We started at last. Slowly climb ing Pickett corral hill at the head of the valley—passing through the tun nel at the top of the hill with the usual sensation felt—especially if your best girl were occupying the same seat with you—Pajette river about 100 ft. below the track peacefully flowing to Montour, the first stop. Taking the waiting quota from Sweet and vi cinity, we move on toward our next stop at Horseshoe Bend, where the passenger list was increased a goodly number Hero another big six-wheel er engine was attached to the front end—double-header now—-one engine with a hot box, which hud to be cooled' and taking on water delayed the train another half hour. But this time was occupied by expectant anglers catching grasshoppers in the adjoining fields. Say, if they had been up on those butte ranches, the poor grass hoppers would have been carried up into the mountains.(and most all of them turned loose) and used for trout Finally getting away from tin bait. Kend where we crossed the Payette river to the north side and following the river grade all the time, we keep getting closer to the pine-clad mount ains which can be seen in the distance. Passing through a fine farming country all the wav to the real base of the mountains. The mill at the mines in the Horseshoe Bend district was in sight on the right, showing activity in the mining line. Several gangs of men and teams were noticed repair ing washouts on the irrigation and power canals. Leaving the valley, the next stop was at Waverly, where sev eral passengers boarded the train, and then puffing and steaming the en gines slowly pulled the train of seven coaches and one baggage car up the continuous grade and made the next stop at Banks, a station named in hon or Merle Banks, who granted a free right-of-way through his land at this point. But after securing the right of-way, Mr. Dewey saw fit to change the name of the station from "Banks" to "Mart-no," a name that did not ap peal to Merle's mother a-tall. She said: "There were too many old bucks ■ round there now of that breed and wouldn't stand for it." So she took the matter up with the new regime and headed off "Mareno" and replaced "Banks" for him to butt into. All stations have neat depots and out houses. Banks is a kind of divi sion, having in addition to the depot, etc,, a two-stall round house, a turn table and a water tank. Several mure pleasure »oekerg boarded the train at this point. Move on again—more grade—more engine work—for about half a mile, where we recrosa the riv er to the south side again. At the bridge a number of men got off with j lunches, fishing outfits, etc. And a j little farther, at the "Forks"—that is where the South Fork enters the I North Fork—several unboarded with j blood in their eyes, vowing vengence on the poor trout. Here we enter the ! notorious Canyon of the North Fork of the Payette river, where the water is "white" all the time. It must be a j magnificent and awe-inspiring to set this mountain stream at flood height. | when the snow clad mountains are i shedding their winter mantle, and the grand old Payette river is struggling i to entangle its frigid burden from the i rocks and jammed timber, and get it down to a place where it can shake the foam off its surface and once more take on the appearance of common water. The track follows the river grade all the way through the canyon about a hundred feet above the bed of the river, which at this time of the year is at its low water mark Through the canyon the mountain sides are covered with a dense growth of pine timber. The state wagon 1 (Boise automobile) road is on the op posite of the river. Here, about half way through the canyon, the engines got thirsty, so we stop at "Bat" creek, a small mountain stream right out of the heavy timber, that fairly leaps down its stepped bed—the steps as natural as though cut by hand, a flight of about 60 feet—to the railroad track where it ducks under the roadbed and dives into the river. Ever see this before? Here is a string of V shaped troughs leading over a smal' butte to a point on the mountain side, tapping the little mountain stream above the steps, and conveying the water below to the engines. Several of these watering stations were iu ticed along the route. Everybody that was thirsty drank water right out of Bat creek, smack ing their lips and exclaiming; "Right off the Bat" Here kodaks were busy too, and the more adventurous climbed the mountain sides and lingered in the shade of the pines, until whistled in for another pull at the grade. This sure wes a free and easy excur A party from Payette, headed by Judge Kenwood, consisting of about 12 people from 7 years up, got off in The "Big Eddy" is the The Eddv is very docile sion. the canyon, next stop, at this time of the year,mostly sand The surfacing crew is here. An Two bars. After a short stop we pulled on. 'Smith's Ferry." other tunnel, and one-half hours late. Train will leave 6:30. So with grub baskets there is a scurrying of feet, rounding up kids, and a rush made for the shade on both sides of the river for lunch, after which a scattering every where enjoying themselves amonr sighing pines,(some of them didn't sigh—they were dead ones—others had to sigh on account of the cuddling of young males and females under their spreading boughs.)breathing in the fragrant air,—pineiferous odorif erous it is called. Neat place Fgrry—small hotel, tennis court, blacksmith shop, stage station and finest drinking water, hut who wants to drink water on an excursion, foundation for th(f depot is laid and ♦ he station will soon be cnmrlep'd. Track is laid 5 miles above the Ferry. The return trip was made without accident, arriving about 10 o'clock. D. E. S. The Was Only a Joke. Visitors who took the delightful trip to Smith's ferry Sunday on the occasion of the opening of the rail road to that point, tell an amusing I ""d F* pathetic incident which oc curred. When fhe second train steamed into the ferry the passengers noticed a plain looking woman gowned in the fashion of the polonnaise pe riod with a rope tied around her waist, and struggling vainly to get They learned that the woman away. had never seen an engine before. The sight of the two big mogul engines when one had never before seen one, with eight coaches, was too umch for the poor woman and she became par tially crazed with excitement and was determined to run into the iron giant. In order that the other relatives might enjoy the unique sensation of watching the two big trains steam in, they simply tied a rope around the excited woman's waist to keep her in hounds, and continue their way to gaze upon the curiosity.—Statesman. It is too bad to spoil a good story, but Emmett people who were present say the incident was only a joke. Rice Bros. Shows. We are told that a few yeags ago that Rice Bros, show was exhibiting in Europe and that whenever possible the standing armies of Germany, France and Italy were made to wit ness the unloading, setting up, tear ing down and the reloading again of one of these monster aggregations. Those Europeans said that it could not. be done; that it was a physical im possibility. However, these shows move daily and excepting for railroad wrecks, washouts, etc., they never miss a performance. The discipline is perfect. Rice Bros, show-menagerie is complete with the rarest collection of wild boasts to be found in any trav eling show and menagerie. Don't fail to see Rice Bros, monster free street parade, its half dozen bands, chariots, cages to the limit of costly and elegant designs; and the big show is coming to our city for the first time. Don't forget the date, rain or shine, Emmett, Tuesday, August 12 School Warrant Call. On and after Saturday, August 9, 1913. I will pay on presentation at the First National Bank of Emmett, all warrants up to and including No. 4207. E. K. HAYES, Treasurer. RAY G. NEWCOMER GRADUATE OPTICIAN Registered in Idaho in 1908 EMMETT. IDAHO ELECTRIC THEATRE MONDAY Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East Shows. The Grand Military Tournament, the Royal Riders, Indians, Arabs, Cow boys, Plainsman, Soldiers, Cossacks Mexicans, Wild West Girls, Zaiores, Dragoons, Artillery drills, acrobats from Japan, bucking bronchos, and the sensational Indian Uprising. Every scene reproduced just shown in the arena. Shown in three wonderful reels. In addition to this great feature we will show our regular program of three reels. Admission 10 cents and 20 cents. as Born Last Thursday, to Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bebbs. On Tuesday, to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lumpkin On Sunday, to Mr. and Mrs. Curl of Horseshoe Bend, a daughter. On Wednesday, to Mr. and Mrs, Bert Summers of Bramwell, a daugh ter. Walter Martin Buys Paper. Walter V. Martin has leased the Hagerman Valley Sun for one year with the privilege of buying, and the current issue appears under his man agement. Mr. Martin made good with the Sweet Sentinel and the New Plymouth Sentinel and will give the Hagerman people a good paper. Stole Five Dollars. A bold bad burglar entered C. M. Parks' residence south of town Sun day and stole $5 in money. Entrance was effected by cutting a hole in the screen door while the occupants of the house were away. There is no eluj to the heartless robber. The Best in Vehicles Webber Wagons Henney Buggies Built of the best Materials, by men who know their business from long experi ence. money can buy. These vehicles are the very best Guns and Ammunition For Hunters and Campers We carry the Benj. Moore and Bradley-Vroo man paints, every can guaranteed to be up to the government requirements. Hawkins Hardware Store Cheapest Hardware Store in Idaho i 11 The Only Up-to-date Business Training School in Southwestern Idaho New Building Our new, large quarters have been arranged for the Comfort, Health and Convenience of onr students Thorough, Practical Courses Splendid Light Large, Airy Rooms Complete, Modern Equipment Special, Experienced Teachers Class and Individual Intruction. Hundreds of Successful! Students We Save you time and money We Train you thoroughly Call, write or telephone for College Journal Fall Term Opens Tuesday, September 2, 1913. En roll now. Special 10 per cent cash discount will be allowed on all enrollments made from August 1 to August 15. Enrollment may be made by mail. Write us today about the discount A. T. LINK, GEN. MGR. 1015 IDAHO STREET. Telephone 1055 J. Boise, Idaho Bring Your Cream TO THE EMMETT PRODUCE CO. And have it tested right here in town. We are buying for a Portland firm, where we can pay the Highest Prices for Cream, sweet or sour. We also PAY CASH FOR EGGS AND POULTRY. L. A. Wheeler, Manager Phone 27 W. and ask us. EMMETT NEWS Leave your orders for Hersh's Bread at John &. McGowan's. Bicycles repaired in first class man ner at the Wells Repair Shop. For the Lee broom, the best broom in town, see John & McGowan. Judge Thompson of Caldwell is in town today in consultation with his client, the Emmett Irrigation District. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Farland will hitch up old Dobin and his sister and strike out tomborrow morning for the mountains to g"ct a much needed rest. They will be absent two weeks, any how. ■ If you are going to paint any of your buildings, let us figure with you on your paint bill. We carry paints, oils, varnishes and stains for both in side and outside work Hawkins, hardware. Claude Polly, the courteous and very efficient assistant cashier of the First National bank is taking his va cation. After spending a few days visiting his parents at Weiser, he will go to the pine timber and trout streams of the Meadows country. I Oats and wheat at John & McGow an's. HIAWATHA COAL Nut or Lump Burns longest and gives more heat than any other coal in the market. Try it and you will like it. $8.25 at Bin. City Transfer Line KNOX BROS., Prop'rs. N. J. SCHLACHTER'S Hoopless Stave Crib Silo This Silo can be erected with the least cost of any silo on the market. It re quires no guy wires to keep it from blowing down. There are no bands or hoops to loosen or rust off. When once erected and complete, it will stand the western wind storms with out the slightest danger of blowing down. It is abso lutely the cheapest and most substantial silo on the market at the present time. N. J. 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