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PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO. No. 1 EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1915. TWENTY-THIRD YEAR. GEM COUNTY FESTIVAL BIG SUCCESS * Exceed All Expecta Large Crowd Present and All Pleased Exhibits lions— The first annual Gem County Fair and Festival was a great big success in point of exhibits of horticultural^ agricultural, garden, home products, domestic science and live stock, in ad tendance and in general good feeling returned home loud in their praise of the fair and the hospitality of Emmett citizens. This opinion is shared by Boise papers. The Capital News said: "The Gem county fair, which closed here yesterday, has been a big factor demonstrating that this section of Idaho is the banner fruit belt of the northwest. The fair was not of large; proportions but visitors from all sec tions were unanimous in their opinion that the quality of the exhibit was the best ever seen in this state. While the grape, peach and prune exhibits were leaders with apples a close se cond, the exhibit of corn, grains and grasses furnished the big surprise. There were corn growers here from the middle w-est states, who while not now engaged in the business, made statements that the corn was better Everyone and enjoyableness, made to feel at home and the visitors Vi ;> in than any they had ever seen grown the old corn belt. li. ■>»«-* «» *» •' •!>« hotels and rooming houses were crowded to their capacity, but private citizens opened their homes to the vis itors and the warm hospitality which extended to the guests gave all a was warm spot in their heart for the little city situated in the center of the big fruit and agricultural district." The concert given in the Methodist church Thursday evening was an ar tistic performance, and the audience tested the seating capacity of the building. Every number was well rendered. Especial praise was heard ■of the numbers by the ladies' quartet, composed of Mrs. Newcomer, Mrs. Keith and the Misses Rundstrom. The industrial parade took place Friday morning and was a big fea ture. It was headed by Mayor D. M. John, Dr. Rose, president of the Com mercial club and directors of the fair Then fol and Gem county officials, lowed the Emmett band, floats by the business houses and the Crescent club featuring home products, the High school, automobiles and live stock. Campbell s carnival band head ed the livestock paiade. * mone t e automobiles, the Mary Janes and the Durham sisters had especially beaut, fully decorated cars. The prize o. the best decorated float was awarded to McGowan Bros. The live stock and poultry exhibits exceeded the expectations of the man agement. The horses and cattle test ed the capacity of Bird's barn and eorrals, and the tent for the poultry was crowded. The list of premium is given in full on another winners page. A feature in the horticultural de a crate of Italian from E. Sweet's orchard at partment was prunes Sweet, which were picked from a tree - John Yeck showed seven stalks of containing 10 matured ears. which sprang from two kernels of seed. The carnival spirit reigned supreme Friday evening, and was participated in by a happy crowd that filled Main street. Many fantastic and well-got ten up costumes added attraction to the scene. Especially notable were 50 years old. corn Mrs. James Barry, whose impersona tion of a newsboy was clever and characteristic. T. B. Hargus appear ed as an organ grinder, and his make up of a typical dago was perfect. His monkey was Albert Skinner. They were awarded the gentleman's prize. Mrs. J. R. Hunter, as a negro mammy, was declared the winner cf the lady's prize. Especial mention should be given J. R. Hunter, who represented a fashionably dressed dandy, the negro character of Miss Rundstrom with her picanninies, and the little Misses Helen Louise Durham and Jeannette Motz. A spinning wheel 300 years old was M SÄ to Mrs. Bliss by the late le . J. Bliss •I? ** It is a rare curio, 'heel and contairiin; mother. flux spinning '. The comfort of women and children :hool was well provided for. building was thrown open for a rest The room, as was also the city building, and was greatly appreciated. Many people were especially at traded by three jars of canned trout displayed in the fair building by Mrs. Ed Stanley. The fish looked as fresh ag though they had j us t been pulled out 0 f t he wa ter. They were caught in Deadwoöd creek last summer. For several years Mrs. Stanley has can ned trout and finds that they keep perfectly and preserve their flavor. Her met hod is as follows: Clean the fish thoroughly, soak them in a salt brine over night, then cleanse with f res h water and seal them in jars fill e( j with salt water. - The contest for the prizes for the largest family and heaviest was some w hat spirited, although for a time it looked as if Mert Jackson of Bramwell would carry off both, but others soon showed up and contested. The Mert Jackson and Cayford families were tied for the largest family, each hav i n g seve n children, and the prize, a barrel of flour, was divided. There were five entries in the heavyweight contest. The Mert Jackson family weighed 761 pounds; G. A. Pollard family, 820; R. Barrett family, 3040; Mrs. Hansen and family 1055. The pH,,,. to „.i .r «ou,. .. .h, Hansens. According to th-. milk test, conduct e d by Prof. M. J. Forsell of the High school of eight dairy herds, William Peterson, son of Anthony Peterson, has the champion milk cow of this sec tion, giving a total of 32 pounds of milk per day, with butter fat content 0 f 5 3 percent. After deducting the cost 0 f the f eed this cow s h 0 wed a ne t profit of 39.2 cents. The second best was a 2-year-old owned by A. r Yeaton, which gave SO pounds of m ;i k p er day with a butter fat con tent 0 p 5 5 p er cen t t anc j showed a neb profit of 26.4 cents. The results of the other contestants were as fol lows : G. H. Johnson, 21 pounds per day: butter fat 4.2; net profit 15.8 cents. \y. W. Hoppock, 15 G pounds; test 3 3 . net p ro fit 18.4 cents. G. A. Amen, 32*4 pounds; test 4.0 1 net profit 25.1 cents. A. E. Pomeroy, 29 pounds; test 4 . 2 ; net profit 15.3 cents . * W . H. Foster, 20 pounds; test 3.5, net profit 12.4 cents. M. D. Morehouse, 20*4 pounds; test 3.0; net profit 10 cents. -- D * O D ^ ''POFFFRFIl D.U - U I i L fl L U f , r I Ü il AÏ I wLw Shane Sells Crop for S1.9Ô to ÿl.^U to Kansas City Firm. ; ! Apple prices are looming big. W. H. Shane this week sold his Jonathans through the Fr ean & Co. ii Association to Coo >f Kansas Citv for $1 95 for extra fancy. *1.70 for fancy, and gi •><) f Hr ,. rade ' These prices are the best offiered f or years and _j ye an j R( jj ca tion of the trend of the apple market. Mr. Shane will have four or five carloads. pj e w j skes ke had a thousand ' ne app i es are to ^ packe( j without wrappers. ___ Would Continue Rest Room. During fair week, and also during tke convention this week, the W C T ladies maintained a comfortable j n the city building. It was highly appreciated by visitor*- espe c i a n y the women folks with children _^ n effort will be made to make the res t room permanent, and the citv authorities will be requested to per m jt the use of city hall for that pur pose> a nd install toilet and lavatories The need of such a place has long been apparPn t an d will certainly be a; pre c i a i^ ( i p, y OU r country friends. « - j A good line of girl's fans. Also vel vet hats and trimmings. Walling j Just Received Millinery. EMMETT APPLES IN THE WORLD'S CONTEST Five Boxes to be Entered for Grand Sweepstakes Prize At Exposition W. A. McNeil, a representative of the Idaho Panama Exposition commis sion, was in Emmett yesterday and arranged with the Commercial club to send an apple exhibit of five boxes, any one variety, to be entered in competition for the grand sweep stakes prize at the Panama exposition at San j.- ranc j a0 . The rules governing the contest have been agreed upon as follows: All entires must be in the office of the chief of horticulture not later than 6 o'clock November 1, and the exhibits must be installed not later than 8 o'clock p. m. November 6 . One box from each entry is to be delivered to the jury, in the original package, the remaining four boxes to ce installed in the participants' space and the wrappers removed from the top layer only. Repacking of boxes after reaching San Francisco disbars the exhibit in the contest. Each entry must consist of five boxes of one variety grown by one individual, Exhibitors may make as many en tries as they wish, but cannot enter more than five boxes of one variety. — Want Emmett Man. The job is the position of superintendent of the Idaho horticultural exhibits in Hor ticultural hall at the San Francisco C. L. Gamage has been tendered exposition. The tender was made by Mr. McNeil yesterday, but Mr. Gam age declined to accept it. for two months, with a salary of $125 per month and traveling expenses to and from San Francisco. Many appli cations for the job have been made from other towns, but the tender to Mr. Gamage was entirely unsolicited and came because of the splendid rep utation he had made in handling the Emmett exhibits at the Canyon coun ty and Boise fairs in years past. DIED D. A. Hawkins died early Monday morning of angina pectoris at his home in this city. His sudden death was a shock to the entire community and brought sorrow to hundreds of his ousiness associates and friends throughout this section of the state. Lp to 11 o clock Sunday he was in his usual state of health, and had spent the evening happily with aie .d.' -ho had called Soon after retiring l 11 ° clock ' he was attackea " ' . -evere pains in me cne^t. A physi an was summoned, but in spite of sick man passed awaj at 1:15. D. A. Hawkins would have been 52 years of age in November, He was born at New London, Iowa, He learned the flouring mill business und b ecame an expert miller, holding esponsible positions in such big mills , s tbe pjllsbury concern in Minnea When 20 years old he moved to Long Pine, Neb., and lived there 10 years. There he married and soon polis. after moved to Sheridan, Wyo., where he lived until his removal to Emmett He was a member of the Masonic and I.O. O. F. orders of > ear!> a £° II**® c *ty and a member of the Epis co P al church - He was a man of the highest integrity and honor, of Tofty • dea * s - H e stood f° r the best in public and R£ ivate life - He loved his home town ' ?ave willin f ; t I >' and unstintingly his serviees and means t0 build U P the community. He will be missed for ' nan >' ye ars to come. He is survived b >' b * s w > Ie » two daughters, three sisters and two brothers. One brother, S. N. Hawkins of Smith Fork. Wyo., The funeral was arrived yesterday. be,d tbis mornin f ï from the home and was ' n eharge of Butte lodge of Ma sons - Bev - Jennings of Nampa con ducte d * he services and paid a high t r * bute to th* deceased. During the f unera l all the business houses closed T be P aB bearers were: Price Bane, B. B - Pav ' s > " alter Knox, F. A. De Clark. Alvin Meyers, A. P. Peterson, honorary pall bearers were C. B *lde rbac k- James Jones. Douglas Knox, D. E. Smithson, E. K. Hayes and W. L. Powell. • - Mrs. Anthony Peterson was called to Horseshoe Bend Friday by the death of her sister, Mrs. H. P. Groome. I CONVENTION HAS A LARGE ATTENDANCE All Sections of Stale Represent ed— Distinguished Preachers Present Tuesday morning in Emmett dawned bright and fair and saw the delegates beginning to arrive from the f our comers of the state ready for t h e sessions of Uie Idaho Baptist State Convention. The program had been arranged to conform to the pians made at the national gethering of Baptists in their annual meeting in Los Angeles, Calif., i ast j une . The work as outlined at this convention was to cover a period 0 f five yea- - and to reach a five point objective: a million aiditions to our church by baptism. a missionary force of 500 men and women in America and non-christian lands, i ars f or missions and benevolence. six m jjHon dollars for additional educational endowment and equipment at home and aboard. Two million dollars erdovyment for t h e ministers and missionary benefit board An annual income of 6 million dol The program started promptly at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon with a de votional meeting conducted by Rev. Fi k th itate evangelist. Di,. trich of Boise, the president of the convention, Rev. C. L. Trawin was asked to preside. At the close of the half hour spent in prayer, Mrs. A. J. Swain of Boise gave a practical dem onstration of how to teach missions in the Sunday school. Under her sk j][f u ] touch and masterful a"* ir. story telling, the people were led to see the actual conditions before the coming of the missionary, the change brought about by the preaching oi Christ to the heathen and the changes wrought by a belief in Christ. Under the magic spell of this address, all felt how great is the opportunity of fered to the superintendent of the primary department. Rev. L. G. Clark of Helena spoke on the Sunday school, the path finder for the church. There is probably no man who ever comes to Idaho who is more loved than brother Clark. His discus sion was full of religious feeling and went home to the hearers. 'Judge « gave the president " Jr forkful a^nd excellent « cl ^ „e emnhadzed the fact * * not a^Hare ner^ a-h too muchT Hs ^ k He give and take in the e-tablish Chri-t'- kingdom t0 establ * s / 8 . ' ' • 1 e ^ ^ • inson o o.,.a.. . e P reac ed from the text, ''If any man will follow me. let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. His theme was that there must be renun ciation, sacrifice and readiness to re spond to Christ's call. The Wednesday morning session was given to the topic, "Aggressive Evangelism." In this session, the de legates were seeking to determine their part and how to do it in win ning a million new converts to the churches in the next five years. The speakers were Rev. A. F. Colver of Weiser. Rev. B. C. Miller of Twin Falls, Rev J. R. George of Mountain Home and Rev. C. L. Trawin of Boise, In the conference following these address, led by Rev. C. L. Trawin of Boise - the littleness of this task was brought forth. One soul won for Christ by every church member in five years' time would more than realize the end —a million souls won for Christ. The first point was the preparation of the indivual in prayer, in receiving the Holy Ghost, and obtaining training in the scriptures. The second point was the going out and doing the work, The Wednesday afternoon session opened promptly. The report of the board of managers was made by Rev. W. H. Bowler, superintendent of mis sions. In this he showed the progress of the work of the churches for the year. Following this, was the trea »urer's report, a three-minute addtess was given by each of the missionaries working under the convention. They told of the accomplishments on the fields and the needs of these fields. After these addresses. Dr. C. A. Wooddy of Portland, Ore., the Baptist ' , Northwest, ga dark sman ai It a m il a< a> A ■v. C. W Buell pr from the he faithfi the inu&l te< :. "F alv in the rlose of i was taken for the work ai of the Lor< At the llect a c to >un of the convention in Idaho, One of the things which has meant «"st to the convention has been the visit of Dr. W. B. Hinson of Portland, The program gave his name as leader of devotional meetings. really gave were sermons of a very high order, these addresses by Dr Hinson kept the spiritual tone o'f the convention on a high level. Dr. Hin son is always a welcome speaker be fore any Idaho Baptist gathering. The Thursday morning program opened with an address by Miss Car rie O. MOlspaugh of Portland, Ore. Following this discourse, one of the most interesting and helpful eonfer ences of the entire sessions was led Dr - Wooddy closed the discussion by declaring that a hurch wa not a ome one person preparing or me ministry or mission work, Judge F. S. De What he by Dr. E. B. Meredith of Nampa. It was on the topic, "Six thousand re cruits for the work of the church.'' , fruitful church where there was not , . ., . lnated for president and W. H. Bowler « Superintendent v missior-: The niace of the next me ting is Mountain Home. :h was again nom —-— GLN CU B ORGANIZES Sefured „ 1300 Acres of D uck Grounds. Gun Club was completed Monday evening by the election of the follow-: < ffve The organization of the Emmett Ray Coon, president; E. 1 O. Mech, vice president; G. B. Mains. treasurer; G. W. Knowles, secretary, verson, Cartee Wood, Frank Knox, D. Murray, R. V. Eaton, E. K. Hayes, Dave Murray, Geo. Me The committee on leases report that E. L. Hol Committee on by-laws -A. R. White, Committee on leases Gowan. cured, rapidly and tho organization give# promise of becoming a strong one. * 1300 acres in a body have been se The membership is growing Special Edition Delayed The Index's industrial edition has It will contain a comprehensive write "P of Gem county and will be a good numb * r 10 send to y our friends, Enough advance subscriptions have already been received to require an edition of 3000 copies. If you have "<* placed your order for extra copies vou should do so at once in order to raa ke sure of securing them. The price is 10 cents each. Everv r business man should be represented in the ad vertising columns. It is not yet too late to send in your copy. been unavoidably delayed and will not appear until the middle of next month, MARRIED - On Friday, by Judge \ adnev. Matt Bilbrey and Mrs. Clara A. Dempke. The groom is a butte rancher. GEO. DURHAM. President R. B SHAW. Cashier. JOHN McNISH, Vice President C. B. POLLY, A**t Cashier First National Bank EMMETT, IDAHO Capital $50,000. Surplus $7,000 General Banking Business Transacted. Correspondence Invited C. J. BULLARD, President. V. T. CRAIG, Cashier. E. M. REILLY, Vice President. LAUREN DEAN, Asst. Cashier BANK OF EMMETT EMMETT, IDAHO. Capital $40,000 Surplus $10,000 SOLICITED - YOUR BUSINESS BIG SIDEWALK CON TRACT AWARDED McComsey & Co. of Payette Get Job at 9 Cents a Square Foot 1 Monday night open for the construction of The city cou ed the bids 82,000 square feet of cement side walk and 850 linear feet of curbing in the recently created improvement district and awarded the contract to Lathrop & Comsey of Payette. The competition for the job was keen and there were 11 bidders. The prices ranged from 9 to 12 G cents for sidewalk and from 25 to 40 cents for curbing. The successful bidders' price was 9 cents for sidewalk and 29 cents for curbing. The bidders and their bids are giv en below: Sidewalk. Curbing 9 29 Lathrop & McComsey, Idaho Hdw. Co., Boise. White & Keith, Boise. T. J. Wheelwright. Baker.. 9*4 I. K. Hawk, Boise 9.98 25 10 33 40 10 Claude Bigham, Ontario—. 10 H 10% 30 Miller & Reer, Burley Mike Gilbride . 35 11 .lib 35 .11 s * 33 Chas. E. Hughes. H. A. Polker, Grd. Juncti Mangum & Son, Boise.12*4 *o The price for both sidewalk and curbing is very low, and other por tjons of the cit are to be • . . , ,'mDrovemen* district, Th ' rnnTra _' r , b . ar a reDU ,, tlon for . . . . . ' Th ... asYnaterial can be secured. Outside « hel P ** vûl ? ence to home labor, the contract for the improvements \Va ifer J. C. HoIlingsfce 3 d, o was given on -ton street at the White Pine canal, has sub-let the contract to Charles Kester ar.d George B. Parks, bench farmers, and his action is sat day on a complaint sworn out by the prosecuting attorney, charging Me Cormick with the crime 01 selling 5 liquors writhout a county After spending two days in silent meditation awaiting trial. McCormick, on advice of eoun the council. isfactory Bootlegger Caught John McCormick was arrested Sun jail spirituou license. sel, entered a plea of guiity. Judge Vadr.ey on Tuesday imposed a fine of un $250 of which McCormick was the S150 Ular.ce of the fine will be remitted on condition that McCormick forthwith leave Gem county ar.d at sent himself therefrom for a period of one year. In the meantime, the carence of the court is suspended, t , ; e revived a: any time McCormick should reappear. We are told that the evidence, both oral and liquid, is be in*: held in reserve to be aid before the federal authoritiei able to raise but $100. The sentence of the court was then modified so that Connellys to Leave W. A. Connelly has traded his bench land, comprising 130 acres, for pro perty in Arizona and they will leave or their new home in a few weeks. Water bags at Reilly's.