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PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO. EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO, THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1917 TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR. NO. 37. MANY SIDEWALKS TO BE BUILT Proposed Sidewalk District Will Include Greater Portion of City East and North The city council last evening in structed the city attorney to prepare an ordinance creating a sidewalk dis trict that will include within its boundaries a greater portion of the city in the eastern part of town, a j large part of the new Riverside addi-| tion north of the Farmers Co-opera tive canal, and portions of the Sunny Slope, Cook, Reed, Central and Sabin's Second additions. The streets affect ed are as follows: West side of Boise Avenue from the North side of Canal street to the j South side of Oxley avenue. East side of Boive avenue from the North side of Canal street to the South side of Oxley avenue. West side of Commercial avenue from the North side of Canal street to the South side of Oxley avenue. East side of Washington avenue from the South side of Oxley avenue to the North line of Block 14, Em South side of Main street from the mettsville townsite. East line of Lot 5, Hopkins addition to 4 feet West of the East line of Lot 4 Hopkins addition. North side of First street from Johns avenue to the East line of Lot 23, Hopkins addition. South side of First street from Johns avenue to the Eastline of Lot 41, Hopkins addition. North side of Second street from Johns avenue to the East line of Lot 45, Hopkins addition. South Side of Second street from Johns avenue to the East line of Lot *60, Hopkins addition. North side of Third street from Johns avenue to Wardwell avenue. West side of Wardwell avenue from ■Second street to Third street. South side of Sixth street from the Hast line of Lot 5, Block 9, Cook ad dition to Hayes avenue. West side of Hayes Avenue from Sixth street to the South line of Lot 47, Sunny Slope addition. East side of Hayes avenue from Sixth street to the South line of Lot 45, Sunny Slope addition. East side of Hayes avenue from Sixth street to the South line of Lot 45, Sunny Slope addition. North side of Main from the East addition to the West line of the East % of Lot Hopkins addition. South side of Main street from the East line of lot 11, Hopkins addition -to the West line of lot 20, Hopkins addition. The total front feet is estimated at 13,359. The appointment of J. J. Love as day marshal and Walter Crabtree as night marshal was confirmed. The report of the committee ap pointed to appraise property needed to open streets in various portions of the city was accepted. Condemna tion proceedings were ordered in cases -where the committee were unable to Æ gree upon an equitable settlement •of damages. The petition of C. D. Bucknum for permission to operate his picture show Sunday was read and the matter 'laid over until the next regular meet ing. on A request for an appropriation of $600 a year for the maintenance of the Emmett band was presented and laid over until this evening to which time the council adjourned. Undergo Operations An operation for the removal of •gall stonss was performed upon Mrs. Yem Munday on Tuesday. Twenty eight stones were removed. The pa tient is recovering nicely. Mrs. George Kennedy was operated upon Tuesday for goiter, and is doing well. i Frank Sanders, who suffered a com pound fracture of both bones of one of his legs as a result of being thrown from a bucking horse last week, is getting along as well as could be ex pected. $25.000 FOR MILL MEN The Boise Payette Lumber company Tuesday sent to all of its employes cir- ] culars announcing the inauguration of j B.-P. Lumber Co. Expects to Handle Block of War Bonds. ■ a plan whereby each man on that con I cern's payroll will be enabled to buy a Liberty Bond by paying $5 a month for 10 months. As soon as the prin cipal has been met, the bond will be turned over to the employe making the investment. No deductions will be made for the interest or for any other purpose. "We have asked for 200 bonds of the $50 denomination," said C. A. Bar ton, general manager of the company, Tuesday, "and expect to order fully 300 more of them, as many of our employes will take bonds in a larger amount than $50." A blank was enclosed in the circu nATj T-i t> T ^T'T'' /-''■p/~\T3 ! r * /IV rliLlll UiUlU/J. j ..... , ^ letter sent out, which ,f properly signed and returned, will authorize ^e company to deduct $5 from the monthly pay check of the bond sub Scrl er ' . ATCDAD'T A 'T'T/'AAT jx XXjnLl i ul vJXi. X _rV X ALJli j Assurances Received from Federal j j Official that Fruit W'ill be Moved The Yakima Daily Republic of rec i ent date prints a dispatch from Fed j eral officials stating that the fruit will be considered a necessity, instead ! of a luxury, by the government and J that cars enough will be furnished to move the crop. This assurance is of paramount importance to the fruit growers of the Emmett country and lifts a big load of anxiety and fear from them. The dispatch is as fol lows: "Washington, May 24—The fruit crop will be moved and cars enough will be furnished to move it. A posi tive promise to this effect was given today to Frank Reeves and W. T. Clark of Wenatchee and Senator Poin dexter by Secretary Houston of the Department of Agriculture and Her bert C. Hoover, food administrator. Fruit is more necessary than po tatoes, declared Mr. Hoover. Fruitgrowers have been hesitating about purchasing fruit supplies, fear ing their crop could not be marketed when ready." MARRIED The marriage of William H. Rekow and Miss Marie E. Dresser occurred Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at the Baptist parsonage, Rev. A. C. Lath rop performing the ceremony, young couple will make their home on a ranch near Hanna. The Boise papers announce the marriage of Don Lyman and Miss Edith L. Hib bard, both of Twin Falls, at Boise on Friday. Both Mr. Lyman and Miss Hibbard were former Emmett resi dents. Mr. Lyman is the father of Mrs. John McConnell and Mrs. Ed Faris of Montour. The bride is a niece of Rev. Roberts, who is said to have been pastor of the Emmett M. E. church in an early day. The marriage of Rev. Clyde L. Walker of Fruitland and Miss Blanche Fowler was solemnized yesterday at high noon at the home of the bride's mother in this city. The full Metho dist ring service was used by Dr. J. D. Gillilan of Boise, assisted by Rev. C. A. Quinn of this city. The cere mony was performed beneath a bower of green and white. During the cere mony, Mendelsohn's Wedding March played by Miss Laura Walker, was John Walker of Ontario rendered a flute solo and Arnold Cook sang "O Following the cere five-course dinner was serv Promise Me.' mony a ed, and Mr. and Mrs. Walker left on the afternoon train for Fruitland, where they will make their home. The groom, a former pastor of the Emmett M. E. church, is now pastor of the church at Fruitland. The bride is one of Emmett's talented young women. she has been a For many years teacher in the city schools, friends will join in congratulations Many and best wishes. Chatauqua Next Week. The Emmett Chautauqua will open Saturday of next week and continue to Thursday night of the following week. Tickets are now on sale at eacn of the drug stores in Emmett and can be obtained from any member of the comm ittee. They are also for sale at Brown Bros.' store at Montour and I at Harry Sweet's store at Sweet. The j season tickets are selling rapidly and as only a ij m j te d number will be of- I fered you are advised to buy early, j Season tickets admit any individual within one's own family and to that extent only are they transferable. Charles Hedrick and family have [ moved to the Ed Allen ranch south of Falk and will have charge of the ranch this year. | EMMETT WATER BONDS UPHELD Validity of Outstanding Irriga tion Issue Sustained by Federal Court. United States District Judge F. S. Dietrich upheld the validity of the outstanding bonds of the Emmett Ir rigation district in a decision received Saturday. The court's affirmation of the dis trict issue was made in deciding the case of J. Paul Thompson et al vs. the Emmett Irrigation district, an ac brought for the purpose of ob taining a judicial determination of the validity of the bonds outstanding, The district urged the invalidity of the bonds on the theory that they had no or for purposes unauthorized by law but the court said, "The district has got ten from the contracts a benefit which it cannot now restore and rights of the innocent public have grown up which would be impaired by any attempt on the part of the court to reach and can cel the bonds." The decision ordered the entering of a decree establishing the validity of the intervenors' bonds and directing payment to them of the interest there on in a ratable proportion from the funds available for that purpose now in the hands of the treasurer of the district. The directors of the district an nounce that an appeal will be taken to the United States Supreme court. Upon the decision of this court of last resort will depend whether the en tire bond issue shall draw interest from date of issue. Directors Cannot Be Ousted. Judge Ed Bryan on Monday hand ed down a decision in the case of H. S. Worthman vs. E. J. Reynolds, in which it was sought to oust Mr. Rey nolds from office as director of the Emmett Irrigation District, alleging that he had been guilty of misconduct in not making certain reports as re quired by law. Judge Bryan in sub stance held tjjat inasmuch as the re ports withheld were not done so for private gain; that the said reports would have jeopardized the interests of the district in pending litigation and that no harm had been caused the district by the withholding of the reports, therefore the grounds advanc ed in the ouster proceedings were not sufficient. Notice of appeal has been filed by plaintiff's attorney, Geo. F. Zimmerman. a CAPTURES BEAR CUB ON I. N. Fireman Catches Month Old Bruin Ambling Along Railroad Track. A live Teddy bear now is in the possession of H. R. Peacock. It be longs to the black bear family and is of brownish color and is presumably about a month old. It is about the size of a large cat and has already become quite a pet. Two little bears were gamboling along the Canyon leading to Lakeport on the Idaho Northern railroad when they were spied by Mr. Hargis, a fireman on the road. He sent a Greek section hand to catch the cubs but the Greek did not prove to be adept at this game and when the cub snapped at him gave it up. So Mr. Hargis went after the other bear himself, and succeeded in making the catch. Mr. Peacock got the bear which was rather hungry, but it is now being well fed, and has even been treated to chocolate ice cream soda for which it shows a great liking. Mr. Peacock has become attached to the bear since it is so tractable, and expects to keep it as a pet.—Nampa Leader-Herald. Wanted Pasture. A young man about 15 years of age was searching for pasturage for his horse. Passing the Methodist parse n age he read on the sign in front of the house, "Rev. C. A. Quinn, Pastor." Here was the object of his search. He declared he had no pasture to rent, Then why the sign? demanded. Pointing to the sign he read aloud, "Rev. Quinn, Pastor." The preacher will knocked, and inquired about the pas ture. The preacher was puzzled and the young man recover. Card of Thanks. We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neigh bors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved daughter and sister.—Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hess and family. j 566 YOUNG MEN RE SPOND TO CALL Emmett Registration Exceeds that of Any Town in Old Canyon County. Five hundred and sixty-six young j men registered for duty in Gem coun ty on Tuesday. The tay passed quiet ly and the registrations were made without any difficulty or disturbance of any character. If there were any slackers in the ! county, no information has been filed i with the authorities, and indications ; are there were none. The three Em-j mett precincts registered 364. This is larger than the registration at either Nampa, Caldwell, Payette or Ontario. Nampa reports 349, the largest enroll ment of any of the other towns men tioned. The registration by precincts follows: North Emmett . South Emmett . West Emmett .. Bramwell . Ola ... Gross ..... Hanna ... Sweet .... Montour ... Pearl ... By County Officers . 114 148 102 l'.'i 31 8 4*1 36 :;l 13 - 5 g ( . Total ...... County officers were yesterday no tified to keep the lists open for two weeks so that any who were unable to come may have an opportunity to yet make good. Boy Scouts on Duty. The Boy Scouts are doing their bit willingly and patriotically, and are rendering efficient service in many ways. Yesterday the patrols turned out and billed the entire city with Lib erty Bond circulars. Every home was visited and the work completed in three hours. Results of the campaign were at once apparent, as tedephone requests for bonds began to roll in from all parts of the city. Liberty Bonds Nontaxable Liberty Loan Bonds are nontaxable. If your city, county or state taxes are 3 mills on the dollar, a not unusual tax, these bonds are equivalent to or dinary corporate bonds or other in vestments bearing 6% per cent. In addition, no Federal tax which war conditions may later make necessary will affect these bonds. The only tax these bonds are subject to is the in heritance tax, which applies to all property of all kinds whatsoever. property Organize Home Guards. An organization to be known as the Emmett Reserve Guards was effected Friday evening. The object of the or ganization is to train men not eligi ble under the draft law for mutual protection of home interests. membership of 113 was enrolled at the meeting. R. R. Coon, who has seen service in the regular army, was chosen as drill master and the title of Colonel conferred on him. For a few weeks, drill will be held every night, and as many as can come are urged to be present. Then the entire company will be trained as a body. The school house grounds are being used. E. Rose presided over the meeting and B. B. Davis acted as secretary. R. WOOL GOING TO MARKET A Million and a Quarter Pounds is Emmett's Output. A million and a quarter pounds of wool are being stored here for future sale or else are being loaded into cars for shipment to Eastern markets. Wagons piled high with sacks full of wool is coming to town in a steady stream. The largest producer, Andy Little, will store his wool in the Fruit Association's warehouses. The next largest producer, the VanDeusens, are as usual, shipping direct to Boston. The McConnells had contracted their clip in advance. The presentation of the "Nautical Knot" made a great hit with an aud ience that filled the hall at Sweet Monday night. The proceeds of $55 has been donated to the Red Cross Sweet Entertained. j 1 The First National Bank has inau gurated a misspelled word contest, in which a cash prize of $1.00 will be fund. Misspelled Word Contest. ! given each month to the person who detects the misspelled word that will appear in one of their advertisements in the Emmett papers during the month. successful applicant the dollar will be given to the first person at the bank Friday morning with the correct word In case of more than one Mill Men Buy Lots. J. P. Dion and J. H. Foss have pur chased a block of ground on East Main street, near the D. H. VanDeu sen bungalow, and will erect modern bungalows for their two own use * n the near future. Dr. Cumming has commenced work on a modern dwell ing to be built on adjoining property. Notice to Stock Owners. All stock found running at large in the district south of Emmett will be ta * cen U P an ^ owners prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Get wis L. Usager an< l Tom Faull. CITIZENS IN PROTECT lïE BODY j Organization Formed to Act As Intermediary in Labor Disputes. i Disturbing rumors of the activities of members of the I. W. 'W., and other labor agitators were impelling mo tives for the organization of the "Citiz ens Co-operative Association of Em mett" last evening, with the object of "promoting and protecting our indus tries, prevent labor troubles and act as intermediary between employers and employes." The meeting was largely attended by business men and other citizens having the interest of the city at heart. The sentiment generally ex pressed was that while labor unions were recognized as necessary organi zations in present day economics, the interference of agitators from outside of Emmett whose sole interest is to create disturbances, cause unrest and endanger the public welfare with no other object than that of furthering their own selfish interests would not be tolerated, that have been received by officials of the Boise-Payette Lumber Company and other indications of I. W. W. ac tivities were mainly instrumental in effecting this organization. As an in termediary in disputes between em ployers and employes, the association hopes to be of benefit. Ed Allen was chosen as president and Claude Polly as secretary. The Threatening letters president was given power to appoint an executive committee of five. The following resolutions, which were un animously adopted and signed by every one present, set forth the ob jects of the association: Resolved, that in order to promote and protect our industries, prevent labor troubles and act as an interme diary between employers and em ployes, that our city and its inhabit ants may prosper, we, the undersign ed citizens of Emmett hereby form ourselves into an organization to be known as "The Citizens Co-Operative Association of Emmett, Idaho. It is recommended by your commit tee that all citizens, business men, employers and employees, having the interests of the community at heart, be allowed to become members. The officers shall consist of a presi dent, a secretary and an executive board of five members. The association shall meet on Fri day night of each week, or on call of the president. Seven members shall constitute a quorum, and any motion passed by a majority of those present shall be binding upon all. There shall be no assessments or dues, except those levied by a major ity vote of members present at a re gularly called meeting. Carpenters Strike. Carpenters working on the dwell ing houses being built by the Boise Payette Lumber company, went out on a strike yesterday morning, men employed except four or five obey ed the order. The walkout was to enforce the new wage schedule of 62% cents per hour and an eight-hour day adopted by the local carpenters un ion. The lumber company announced it would refuse to recognize the un ion and will fill the places of the striking workmen, - - —• Al! the Notice Rebekahs. Sunday, June 10th will be observed as Rebekah Memorial Day, and mem bers are requested to meet at the hall at 9 o'clock a. m. Please bring flow ers. FEDERAL FARM LOANS SYSTEM D. R. Hubbard, Representative, Explains Method—Is Now Making Loans. The practical working of the Fed eral Farm Loans act was explained in detail to a well attended meeting of farmers held in the Commercial Club rooms Saturday afternoon by D. R. Hubbard, appraiser for the Federal Farm Loan Board of Spokane. In discussing the new law, Mr. Hub bard said in part: "The Federal Farm Loan act or Rural Credits law is a measure passed by Congress to meet a long and urgent demand on the part of the farmers, especially of the West and South, to procure credit for their proper use at a lower interest charge and more liberal terms of repayment than has been possible in the past. "The law comes as a result of long study and very sincere effort on the part of earnest men to provide a ser vice both for the borrower and the in vestor, at once reasonable in cost and safe beyond doubt. While the effect of the law will be to give better and more stable value to lands, the pur pose was solely to give larger results to farm management and effort. The law is to aid in constructive agricul ture, to increase production and to aid in reducing the cost of production by reducing interest cost and supplying needed equipment. "Money may be borrowed at 5 per cent interest, plus an annual payment of less or more than 1 per cent of the principal, over a period of from 5 to 40 years. The money will be loaned only for a specific purpose and can be used only for the purpose for which it was borrowed. It may be bor rowed to purchase land, pay indebted ness, to buy farm equipment or other wise improve the farm. "The business is carried on through a local organization known in this in stance as the Emmett National Farm Loan Association. The provisions are liberal as to terms and amount loaned, yet the utmost conservatism is requir ed in appraising the land. However, this seems to be provided with ample safeguards in the system. A loan committee of three is appointed from among the members, their approval and valuation is required; the board of directors also are required to ap prove the loan. The Federal Land Board also has its own appraiser. borrower is member of the Every a local association and is required to become a stockholder in the land board in his district to the extent of 5 per cent of his loan. When his loan is paid out his investment is returned to him. "Valuation is fixed by the present and prospective producing power of the land, its proximity to markets and the ability of thé owner to properly farm the land. One-half the value of the land may be borrowed and one fifth of the value of the buildings. Orchards are not a considerable im provement. Alfalfa, grain, pasture or annual production of such crops are the basis of value." Loans are now being made on bench as well as other lands in this section, and it is probable approximately $100, 000 will be loaned out here as a result of Mr. Hubbard's efforts. The secre tary of the local organization is E. W. Brown. Rev. Hunter to Leave. Rev. S. McK. Hunter has accepted the chair of English in Bellevue col lege, his alma mater located at Omaha, Neb., and will leave Emmett about September 1 to assume his duties. A preacher of ability and faithfulness, a scholar and a citizen having the in terest of this community at heart, his removal will be a loss and a matter of regret to both Emmett and his flock. Marriage Licenses. The following licenses to wed have been issued by the county clerk dur ing the past week: Blain WcGee and Mae L. Flock of New Plymouth. Earl W. Fliegel and Hallie Bacon. Clyde L. Walker and Blanche Fow 1er. Wm. H. Rekow and Marie Dresser. Fruit Growers' Meeting. There will be a meeting of all our members at the Fruit Growers' Union building at 2 p. m., sharp, Saturday, June 9. Senator D. L. Ingard and Manager J. A. Shearer will be present. Important business to be discussed and all urged to be present. GUY B. DAYTON, Manager.