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The Emmett Index
No. 2.
Bondholder of Canyon Canal
Suggests Plan of Settling
Financial Difficulties
With a view of stopping all litiga
tion over the Canyon canal bond issue
and placing the irrigation district up
sound financial footing, John R.
on a
Morrow, president of the Continental
Trust company of Pittsburgh, Pa.,
e f 1 . . , .
and owner of one of the arges '
of bonds of the d ls tnct, spent several
days in town this wee an a er m <*
ing a thorough investigation of the
canal and the condi 10 ns o '
under the canal, submitted h.s
personal plan of compromise to the
board of directors of the district and
a number of the large land owners.
In presenting the plan, Mr. Mor
made it plain that he was speak
ing only for himself; that he had not
consulted his associate bondholders
and did not know whether the plan
would be acceptable to them.
The plan he proposes is, in brief,
this: Each bondholder and each war
rant holder to agree to a straight 20
per cent shave on all bonds and war
rants; to issue refunding bonds to run
for 20 years, with interest and sink
ing fund payments deferred for sev
eral years, and to endeavor to raise
sufficient funds from the bondholders
to enlarge the canal to a capacity to
carry an adequate supply of water for
every acre of land in the district, and
to issue bonds in payment of outstand
ing warrants. "In this way," he said,
■"all the indebtedness of the district
would be cleaned up and as it could
start out anew on a cash basis.
The proposed 20 per cent discount
on the bonds would equal the so-called
bonds," about which
there has been so much controversy
and which are now in litigation. Mr.
Morrow seemed very anxious to settle
the difficulties of the district in the
interest not only of himself, but also
for the benefit of the land owners. He
expressed surprise at the splendid
physical condition of the canal sys
tern, and the fertility and improve
ment of the lands in the district. He
left for the East Tuesday and will
present his plan to the bondholders'
committee, of which he is a member,
This committee represents $700,000
of the bonds, and is composed of John
Morrow, Dr. Gaebler, John Paul
Thompson and Mr. Seymour.
It is sincerely hoped that the con
ference may result in a solution of
the problems that confront both the
bondholders and the land owners, as,
well as the holders of warrants, in
such an equitable manner as will make
dt possible for the land owners to
meet their obligations and give to the
bonds an unquestioned stability. From
the present outlook, if the other bond
holders hold the same views as Mr.
Morrow, a satisfactory settlement is
Adjustment of Finances Between Two
Counties Effected.
E. K. Hayes returned yesterday
from Idaho City, where he had been
to settle the account of Gem with
He reports that the
Boise county,
differences that existed were settled
by arbitration. Boise county will re
ceive approximately $15,000 from Gem
in settlement.
When the settlement came to be
made there was an item of $3800 for
timber cruising and bridges, which
Boise county claimed to be due as
Gem's share of the cost. E. K. Hayes
did not consider the claim a just one.
J. A. Lippincott, who represented
Boise county, and Mr. Hayes asked for
a third arbitrator, as provided by law,
and W. L. Cuddy of Boise City was
selected. Mr. Cuddy decided in favor
of Boise county and the matter was
closed Tuesday.
Bridge for Deadwood
Forest Supervisor Mains yesterday
awarded a contract to James Burke &
Co. of Kansas City for a steel bridge
across Deadwood Creek on the govern
ment road up the South Fork. This
-will open the road to Lowman. The
bridge will have a 65 foot span with
concrete piers,
concrete work under way.
L. J. Phelan has the
Pitchfork in Thresher
While threshing grain on the Boh
Howard place on the bench last week,
Charles A. Quinn
the pitch fork used by one of tne men
came off the han(lle and went thn.ugh
the machine, doing considerable lai.i
^ to the machlnery .
fQMMjy piTVnO
Banks Will Pay Three Per Cent on
All banks having deposits of Gem
county funds will pay 3 per cent in
terest on same. The board of county
commissioners at their meeting Satur
Jay passed the following resolution:
"It is hereby ordered that all banks
i n Gem county which shall have ap
plied to become and have been made
depositaries, or which shall hereafter
; be made depositaries, of county funds
; under the provisions of article 3 chap
ter 3, title 11 of the Idafl^ Political
Code shall be required to pay to Gem
county for the privilege of holding fhg
same, interest at the rate of 3 per
cent per annum, and that such deposi
taries shall hold such funds subject
also to the regulations imposed by law
and the rules adopted by the county
j treasurer."
j -
was appointed as a county depositary
and its bond approved,
Gem county's first term of court
was held Monday by Judge E. L. Bry
an, and only four hours were required
! to dispose of the 12 civil cases on the
docket. There were no criminal cases,
Fred Mitchell of Caldwell, an experi
enced court clerk, was present to
teach R. B. Wilson the rope and see
I that everything was done according
to Hoyle. The cases that came up
were as follows:
J. W. Cook vs. W. J. Holme et
The First National bank of Emmett
First Term of Court.
al. Judgment for plaintiff.
J. N. Dechambeau vs. John C. Jen
sen. Dismised.
Francis Dresser vs. M. F. Dean et
al. Judgment for plaintiff.
F. J. Edwards vs. Godfrey Sperling
e t al. Judgment for plaintiff.
First National Bank of Emmett vs.
Anna M. Scott. Judgment for plain
C. F. Harparee et al vs M. C. Moore
J. C. Oliver vs. McConnell Brothers.
Geo. B. Roger vs. A. M. Schrecon
gost et al. Demurrer overruled and
defendant given 20 days to answer.
Hans Hansen vs. W. A. Carpenter,
R. H. Stanley vs. J. R. Field et al.
Demurrer overruled and defendants
head et al. Judgment for plaintiff.
given 20 days to answer.
Wilson-Smith Realty Co. vs. D. M.
John. Continued.
J. A. Armstrong vs. E. E. Hampton.
Demurrer overruled and defendant
given 10 days to answer.
A recess was taken to November 19.
Failed to Convict.
Silas Boston of Ola, who was ar
rested Friday charged with bootleg
ging, was tried in Judge Vadney's
court by a jury and acquitted.
Road Business.
Fred Fowler has been appointed
road overseer of district 8 to succeed
L. Peterson, who had previously been
appointed, it being found that he was
not a resident of the county.
Special road tax levies have been
made as follows: District 10, 2%
mills; district 3, 244 mills; district 1,
244 mills; district 2, 2 mills.
On Sunday, to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Vanderdasson, at the home of Mrs.
Elmer Hess, a son.
On Tuesday, to Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Holverson, a daughter.
On Tuesday, to Mr. and Mrs. L. A.
Blaisdell, a daughter.
On Wednesday, to Mr. and Mrs.
Hiram Gibberd, a son.
Buildings Shook—Clocks Stop
ped—Chickens Shook from
Roosts—No Damage.
An earthquake shock that lasted at
least a minute struck Emmett at 11:55
Saturday night and caused general
consternation. Brick buildings trem
bled, frame buildings swayed, clocks
stopped, electric lights suspended by
, . ... , .
and fro like
ums 0 f docks chickens were shaken
from their roosts> and people
roused from their slumbers by the
sway ing of the beds, the rattling of
windows and the creaking of doors
and joints. In short, Mother Earth
acted as if she had been on a spree
an< ) w >th unsteady gait was trying to
make her way upstairs to bed with
out disturbing the old man and had
But no
made the usual bungle at it.
damage was done, except to the
of the timid and of those
with guilty consciences.
sou * b stopped; those swinging east to
west gained monmentum and pounded
the sides of their cases. Brooms
suspended in a rack in McNish's store
swung in the same direction a^ dis
tance oi : five: feet each 1 way as did a 1
50 a bundle of v. hips, and electric
lights. Sam Motz was just reaching
T° r the door knob of his back door
u P on his return from the dance, when
the quake occured, and he missed the
knob a foot as the house swayed to
the east, and missed it again as it
swung back. He thought some one
had "spiked" the city water and it had
The direction of the quake was from
west to east or vice versa. Clocks
whose pendulums swung north and
against each other, cigars got up on
their hind legs and walked, the queen
of spades winked at him and the jack
of clubs made a pass. That was too
much for Archie; he rusned for the
door, leaving his hinkeys on the table,
Tom Hance was toasting himself
before the fire. He had a severe cold
and had been taking cough medicine,
When everything began to swim be
fore his eyes he thought he had taken
too much of the stuff and it had gone
affected his head.
Arch McKellar, the Squaw creek
rancher, was engaged in a social game
of solo at the Brunswick. The lights
swayed, the pop bottles crashed
to his head.
B ob Knizer, who was asleep,
thought the dog had gotten under
the bed and was bouncing the bed
springs up and down. D. M. Stokes
bery's wife thought her husband was
trying to bounce her out of bed, and
0ra Bever scolded his wife for kick .
ing so hard . The effect upon Alien
Gatfield was to make him sick at his
stoma ch, and others were affected the
same way. Herb Blackman rushed
down town, expecting to see every
brick building in ruins. The city
water tower swayed, and the iron
braces scraped against each other and
. ... ...
made an awful noise, something like a
orchestra playing the
Dance of the Valkyries.
At the Russell hotel the guests were
badly frightened and rushed panic
stricken from their rooms and down
stairs, clad in sundry and divers gar
So far as the news agencies have
been able to learn little damage has
resulted from the earthquake, al
though it was general all over the
western country. It was felt from
Victorio B. C. to Fresno, Cal.; and as
far east as the Rocky mountains. It
was the heaviest in Nevada and Utah,
but no casualties or material damage
is reported from either state. In
Utah there was a slip in the Wasatch
mountains for 150 miles, and this
caused a third shock which many
people thought was another earth
quake. In Boise the tremor was felt
for nearly two minutes while at On
tario it is reported that it cracked
the plaster in the Moore Hotel. Prac- j
tially all southern Idaho and eastern
Oregon towns felt the shock. At
Baker City a panic was narrowly
averted, and at Vale the shock was
quite severe.
Another Car of Pears
The Denney & Co. packing house
is this week loading the second car
of pears. The shipment consists of
d'Anjous and is made up of fruit
from the Field, Trowbridge, Parker,
Hankins, Coulson and Graves or-1
Debt of $1200 Lifted Amid
Great Enthusiasm and Re
joicing at Union Meeting
After a campaign of only a few
days, the climax of which was reached
Sunday evening, the debt of the Em
mett Baptist church, amounting to
$4200 was lifted, and the church was
dedicated amid great enthusiasm and
The dedicatory service was one in
joined. Dr. Myron W. Haynes of
McMinnville, Ore., preached a most
interesting and able sermon. Rev. W.
H.Bowler of Bo.se brought the "Greet
* n £s from the Baptists of Idaho," and
Rev. S. M. Kur.ter of the Presbyterian
church brought the greetings of the
Emmett churches. The pastor and
congregation, standings then joined in
which all the churches of Emmett
responsive dedicatory service,
which concluded with the prayer of
dedication by the Baptists, and it was
dedication by the pastoc
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e SU PP rt of the entlre member

^ dedicated th „ r first church build _
It was
was an especially happy one for their
; loyal pastor, Rev. A. C. Lathrop, to
whose energy and untiring zeal much
credit is due for the great accom
_ . _ ,
ing m this city. It was the frame
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building now used as the Gem county
court house At that time it wa« the
best church building in town. Per
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haps the account of those services,
printed in The Index of November 17,
1904, will be interesting at this time:
"Sunday was Baptist day in Em
■ extracts
mett, the occasion being the dedication
of their church edifice, and the exer
cises were fully in keeping with the
importance of the event to Emmett
Baptists. A number of Baptist min
isters from other points were present
and assisted in the ceremonies. The
church was crowded to overflowing
The dedicatory sermon was preached
by Rev. L. G. Clark, the dedicatory
service was conducted by Rev. Rogers,
and the dedicatory prayer given by
Rev. W. H. Bowler. R. H. Clopton of
Emmett read a short historical sketch
of the organization and growth of the
church, which was very interesting,
and from which we make the follow
.- 0n the .j gtb dav of March 1893
the prese nt Baptist church was organ'
ized ^th a membership of seven
members. The first business meeting
was he id April 23 of the same year.
an( j three names were added to the
i ist of new member« and the name
„ The Ba tist Church of Em mett"
adüpted Rev I G Perkins was thé
Tr J pastor ' Then followed in order
Rev i S Hick« Rev E H Head Rev
Pe^ms again Rev^^ Gowen, Rev. T ft!
Lydston, Rev. D. McReynolds, Rev. j
j 0 hn Heyn, and on May 1, 1904, the
present pastor, Rev. E. S. Rogers,
W as called,
' i
"November 10, 1895, the first record
0 f baptism was recorded, and Febru
ary 26, 1896 a Sunday school was
"In June, 1896, a subscription was
started to build a "meeting house,"
and on August 26 of that year
enought money had been raised to pur
chase a lot. October 4, 1896, the
church decided to erect an edifice 26
by 40 feet. "At just what date work
on the church edifice began the records
do not show," Mr. Clopton's sketch
says, "but that the church did corn
mence the erection of the building in
which we have met today, within a
few weeks thereafter and that there
was only $74.84 in the treasury when
the first money was paid for material
is a matter of record, and that the
building was erected during the sum
mer and fall is a fact that tells a story
of heroic endeavor and actual sacrifice
that is not often surpassed."
day a st°ol of alfalfa that was seven
feet tall. The heads had gone to seed
an d were as full as the hair on a dog s
Alfalfa Grows Big
J. A. Hiatt brought to town Satur
back—almost. The alfalfa was grown
on dry land on Mr. Hiatt's place on
the east slope.
retary of the Idaho-Oregon Honey
Producing association, was in town ;
Monday en route to Middleton to ;
superintendent the shipment of two j
Good Prices for Honey
0. S. Farrell of New Plymouth, sec
cars of honey. He informed The In-1
dex that the association had sold 20
cars of honey to the A. I. Root com
pany of Medina, Iowa, for $4,850 per
car. This comprises the entire output
of the association this year. He es
■ timates that New Plymouth will fum
ish two carloads, or over $0000 worth.
Clover is Profitable
That growing clover for seed is
profitable is proved by the experience
of I. O. Hankins this year. He had i
a 15-acre orchard in clover between
the tree rows. He has threshed 125
bushels of clover seed from the crop. j
The seed is worth 1544 cents a pound,
or $ 9.30 a bushel, which would amount
Juso for the 15
this, Mr. Hankins has the hay for feed,
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acres. Besides
Grade to be Lowered and Roadway
At a meeting of the Commercial
club Tuesday evening, plans for ex
tensive improvements of the Freeze
out Hill grade were formulated and
preliminary steps taken to carry them
into execution. The plans provide for
reducing the present grade to 9.42
per cent at its steepest point. To do
this something like 60,000 yards of
dirt will need to be moved. It is
expected that no difficulty will be ex
perienced in getting all the work do
nated by farmers and town people.
To ascertain how much work can be
depended upon, a comm^tee consist
ing of W. M. Findley, A. P. Peterson,
Charles Dresser and Dr. R. E. Rose
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was appointed. The need for such
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lm P rovement has been apparent f or
many years, although Mr. Findley, the
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road overseer of that district has
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tï bette ™ ent ° f * be
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produce and fruit in Boise the advan
tage will be great.
The following resolutions upon the
death of D. A. Hawkins were adopted
by a rising vote:
"Whereas, The death of our co
worker, D. A. Hawkins, has removed
from our midst a faithful, conscien
tious and devoted member—one whose
counsel was wise and whose efforts
were always for the upbuilding of the
community; therefore, be it.
"Resolved, That we shall miss him
from the councils of the Commercial
Club; that we deeply mourn his pass
ing, and extend to his family our
sincere sympathy.
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Jmkted 3 T renort '"whicî Showed
h th f ■ h > ' s - 00
d « g00 a ll the exnen-e hills had
? Ti ? expense bills had
n ' ,C * Lt n P r ^ en e > a c< ^ m P e e re '
P °* C ° UW J ^ ^ * C ° m '
m W3S cont,nued ' Those havln > r
aceounts a£ra ' nst f the fair ""«aüon
T Pr6Sent them . , to
Ge ° rge McGowan as soon as P osslble -
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The club decided to enter five boxes
of Delicious apples in the competition
for the world's championship at the
Panama exposition.
and L. M. Downing were appointed as
comrn jttee to select and pack the
C. L. Gamage
Water bags at Reilly's.
GEO. DURHAM, President
R. B. SHAW, Cashier.
JOHN McNISH. Vice President
C. B. POLLY, Asst. Cashier.
First National Bank
Capital $50,000. Surplus $7,000
General Banking Business Transacted. Correspondence Invited
E. M. REILLY, Vice President.
LAUREN DEAN, Asst. Cashier
C. J. BULLARD, President.
V. T. CRAIG, Cashier.
Surplus $10,000
Capita) $40,000
Mjchigan-Idaho Lumber Co. the
Lesses —To Install
Band Saws
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P " y yesterday condu<leiJ negotiations
for the lease of the John McNish saw
mill, storage ponds, etc., for a term
extending from date until December
31, 1916. Mr. McNish reserves the
planing mill and motors,
By the terms of the lease the leas
ing company agrees not to engage in
the retail lumber business and not to
" U ^^ ^ C ° Unty '
dr- " IcNlsh wl11 continue to con
duct a retail business. The company
has stored in the mill ponds approxi
mately 6 million feet and a possible 2
million feet along the river which the
low water stage left high and dry last
spring. These logs will be sawed and
the output shipped to the company's
sas h and door mill at Kalamazoo,
Mich., or sold at wholesale to lumber
yards outside of Gem county. A band
saw will be installed at once,
The Michigan-Idaho Lumber Com
pany two years ago bought the old
Prestel mill at Payette, and cut
a i m iHi on feet of logs on the South
Fork o{ the Payette river. The log
drive was tardy in reaching Emmett
and j ow water compelled the storage
of the logs in the McNish pond. In
destroved bv fire The comnanv has
aesrrojea oy nre. i ne company nas
been reor ganized within the last few
davs Ed Allen and Ed Stanlev of
aa > s ' Ailen ana td Stanley or
this citv buvini? an interest Charles
Lms CIt> DU > in £ an interest. Lnaries
A - Dewing of Kalamazoo, Mich., is the
President, and Ed Allen, vice presi
dent - These three have a controlling
interest in the company,
the meantime the Payette mill was
Contract Given to Mike Gilbride to
Lay Cement Pipes
The job of laying the big cement
pi pe s which will replace the ditch un
der the sidewalk
avenue between Second and Third
streets was given to Mike Gilbride.
His wages will be $3.50 per day and
the work will be done under the sup
He will
ervision of the city engineer,
also lay pipes across tiie street at
Bird's barn,
The assessment roll of Improvment
District No. 1 is now in the hands of
the city eler k. and the council will
h ?" ^ assessment
at ' 0 clock p ' Noveraber L
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automobiles and horses wero careless
about keeping on the right side of
streets and in turnin * square corners
at street intersections. The marshal
was instructed to see that the "rules
cf the road " were observed '
The city waterworks plant pumped
971,000 gallona of water during Sep
Complaint was made that drivers of
b i b >f ftrapes made by the Ober
me y er brothers at the Boise fair as
"wonderful." There are three varie
Grape Exhibit at Boise
The Capital News describes the ex
ties—Tokays, Malagas and Concords
—and they are beautifully packed.

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