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The Emmett Index
NO. 2
Interesting Letters from
Boys at Home Camps
and Abroad.
From "The Boy." ^
Sept. 16—AH the family was" re
presented in the mail this week, so I
received quite a family history all in
shot But darn the luck, every
letter had in it nothing but fishing
and hunting, Florence and Mother
telling about Dad bringing home the
fish, Dad making the story about four
times as big as the rest made it, and
Albert was all hunting, and the great
sport he was to have when the hunting
season opened,
that the 15th of September was the
opening day for ducks, and Major
Clark and I and the other hunters in
the office spent the whole day in
thinking of the fun we were missing,
and longing to be there to take part
in it. The partridge season opened
here yesterday, so we couldn't forget
that the season was opened, for every
moment we got it off our minds.
Frenchman would shoot in the
We have concluded
vicinity of the hospital and it would
all come back to us. I saw one nice
bag of partridges and they certainly
made me homesick.
Last evening the office force (eight)
had a party. We finished our work,
or rather we neglected our work, at
six p. m., went over to the city where
had previously ordered a swell ban
quet, the first that we have had since
hitting France. We had two roast
hens, (big ones), dressing, French
tomatoes, (fresh ones), and grapes
for dessert. That was the size of ttie
banquet, and while it probaly doesn't
sound very big to you, it was a great
treat to us, and we enjoyed it very,
very much. It cost us $3 apiece, but
it was worth- double that to us.
had passes to be out very very late,
so we
after 10 o' clock, and already I feel
the effects of staying out so late, and
will probaly go to bed at sundown for
the next week.
Work is still on the increase, and go
ing by leaps and bounds. The first of
the week we opened a convalescent
hospital a few miles from here, with
350 beds, and it took just one day
to fill the hospital to the ceiling. To
juight we have men sleeping on beds,
under beds, and those that can't find
a bed to sleep on or under are filling
the aisles. About every day we
build a new barracks, containg 35 beds
and it is no sooner up tl\an it is fill
ed and we are hollering for more.
One of the boys was just in to tell
me that he is going to attend a Frog
(French) wedding tomorrow.
American soldier is to be married to
a French girl, and he and several
other boys from here are invited to
attend. They are going to the wed
ding in a hotel hack, a two decked
affair. An accordion player and a
violin player are among the invited
guests and will furnish music for the
occasion, and play "Here Comes the
Bride." In the morning they will be
married in the town hall, and after a
fine dinner will proceed to the church
where they will be married again. In
the evening another dinner will follow,
and as by that time it is expected that
all the Americans will be drunk on
Bocue champagne, the rest of the cere
monies probably will be indefinitely
postponed, and they will live in peace
and harmony the rest of their days.
We get the daily paper from Paris
regularly, about three days late, so we
keeping fairly well up with the
the Americans are mak
ing. although we have to depend on
rumore and reports to be anywhere up
to date.
Outside of the above everything is
fairly quiet and
But it's the war, as the French
But its the war, as the French
are still living
men say every time they raise the
of wine, which has gone up half
a franc a day for the past seven days.
So you see I keep fair track of the
price of wine, although I neglect my
othe- studies.
From I'ennsylvania Soldier.
The following interesting letter is
Howard Harris, of Bradford,
Fa.. '
of Emmett The young man is in the
hot fighting and tells of the war as he
has experienced it.
graduate and his company is made up
almost entirely of graduates of Am-
vho is a nephew of Hiram Katz
He is a college
Pear Fa mi y : So much has happened
he last month since July 14 that I
Idn't possibly tell it all in a 300
At present, even, thing's
? book.
> slowed up only slightly and I
pressed for time. If I wax laconic
! and am chary of expression I heg^ to
I be excused on the above grounds,
j You see the section finally got into
! the war. War (according to me) is
j divided into two parts, viz : a retreat
! and an advance. The rest of it can
j be properly called "playing war."Well,
we were in a big advance—the big
one which emptied out the German
pocket between Soissons, Chauteau -1
Thierry and Rheims. We jumped in j
about the time the boche were at Fere i
en Tardenois and are still in it. The j
lines, as you have seen in the papers, j
are north of Soissons, taking in Brais
nes, Fismes, etc. Generally speaking
we are mighty close to all three. I
hope les couchons may not win the
war on the Strength of this informa
, , V . ,
tion. Hmdenberg, I dare say, knows
Soissons has been taken and Fere en
Tardenois and Fismes, too. Yes. I,
am sure he knows.
Were I to attempt to describe what
I have seen, been through and done.
I must needs lay careful plans coher
ently constructed and do all the rest
. .U.. _ m mufii.ai r.rnr,,. R„f
of hat grammatical poppy codt. a.,
ave ne ,* , er e 1 ? le n0r 1 e ^ d
mor for elaborate explanations. Suf -j
fice it then to say: *
My section saw the war as the war
is fought today. Saw it in all its
phases, both on land and in the air. |
We were close on the heels of the )
retreating Germans, often getting m
to a town the day after the fc* ches ,
pulled out. The villages were, for the 1
most part, entirely destroyed, having 1
been caught in the cross fire. Such a ;
fetid, putrified smell you never -mek.
It was a dead smell, that's all—just
dead. Just men ( French, English anc ;
boche) lying in the gutters deader
than dirty spark plugs—horses gone
to the happy hunting ground with legs
kicked stifuy into the writhing air
The smell was very near as bad as ,
the racket. Of course the racket was !
The barrage kept going night and i
dav and right behind in went our
bucks knocking off four to six kilo- i
, ' . 1 _ , I
m^of France car in the rec! j
tion was working, and we evacuated !
something like eleven hundred wc und
ed in two davs or less. From 6 in the
morning until 10 at night (August ll
( mvseif drove 250 kilometers from
lino- hank All the bovs did as
i. nH a hundred
much and some a hundred kilometers
We did not s P ° .
any berries. Our division did
proud and covered itself with frlory.
As for us, we did almost the same
thin«*-, pardon my extreme modesty.
the^section has (or is going to) re
divisional citation, and this
■ I naint Croix de Guerres
en i es us o p . ' ^
on our cars. Also, ten o >
are to receive individual Croix d..
Guerres for visible meritorious ser
vice. Mine while there (I flatter my
self ) was invisible, so I remain just a
nlain tindecorated unadulterated hero.
Aside from tekS you that I had one
Aside from telling you m
car ali shot up and two othera partout
of commission, you have .
or so more.
ceive a
The departure of our boy Ralph for
army service Monday has badly crip
pled The Index in every department.
He was the big man in the mechanical
department and the mainstay of the
shop—a master workman. We are
doing the best we can this week,
have been fortunate in securing the
of Mrs. W. S. Keith as city
editor, and shall appreciate all fa\ors
extended to her in gathering the news.
Florence has given up her college
Work and is learning to operate the
linotype and Albert is assisting as
pressman and is chief bottle washer.
We shall soon be in better shape;
meanwhile be charitable until we can
pet things better organized.
Users can help by turning in their
copy early each week and our corre
spondents will confer a favor by send
ing in their news on Wednesdays in
stead of Thursdays. All that will
help us and we will be youi' Dutch
uncle forever and ever if you 11 ju*t
help that much And then ,f
gets "over there l " * 1 «« to catch up,
w;,th Kaiser Bill and give fan.a
kick on the southwest <*>rner of h
for himself and one
us—well be happy
Rill lc,,Her Breaks Jail
ty jail while awaiting trial on the:
charge of grand larceny, escaped fram
the prison Saturday afternoon ami is
stilt at large, though officers have
been scouring the country in scare.;
of him and his companion, one t ■ ! '
The two men
Smith, a bootlegger.
were being used to moyv the court
Their only attendant was
Watching' their oppor-
house lawn,
the janitor,
tunity they quietly made their get-
av and have not been seen or heard
Fuller is charged with steal-
cow belonging to E. B. Preble.
of since,
ing a
and at his preliminary hearing
bound over for trial at the next ses-
sion of the district court. He yvas
paroled from the state prison a few
Harry Knox was down from his
butte ranch this week.
years ag:o.
This District Adopts 16 French
Orphans—Has Member
ship of 900.
I j n compliance with the order of the
I state board of health, the 32mi annual
! convention of the southern. Idaho W
C. T. U. adjourned at noon Thursday!
t, *
J r . 7 T* Pe re "
■ L Afield in ,! meet '
" .baJonmentT^
trict uniu . Mr*. Emma Sheets of
Emmett h 0I
Gem county , "
The Southern Idaho district ii com
poged of 41 unions ^
P u f
brought out the folowmg ir.t«ettmgj
'^jl . toruin t,,.
That . S2000 was expended daring
- ne ^ a ' or * ar * vor » spent
^ ^ar bara^t^pa in
a . * . ' . ° *:
.' ' ' " , d;
^ ch hans were ad ted
-^, 3 ,. thu d , 3trict has a member
ship of over 900j Five new member*
and one Uf e member were added to the
Emmett union during the convention.)
Mrs. Richard Barrett of this ctty
was selected and especially honored,
as a member of the first woman's
prohibition convention in 1876. She
trave to the convention an amusing
recital of the event, after which she
was given a life membership by- the
!->ca; union. This was followed by
short reminiscences from Mesdames
Longworth, Chipp, Sheets and Mitcheu
Hearty ^»nks were tendered the
' ° t mmerpial C1 . u ^' , Boy S ^ ,uts »"
others who assisted in making ; he con
''" tion a
Wounded Soldier Here.
A soldier from the tranche, visited
Emmett Monday afternoon—a Wilbur
Thompson, of the Idaho National
Guards < one °{. the fir ^ 10 g° OTer
5eas with tf \ e ! He is a Mt » arl
1310 Home b ° ) ' and engaged
ictlve se™«, receiving di-.. uiHf
»round« at the battle of Chu àteau^
Thierry on the Marne, suffering the
ios. of his rig:ht arrn and one foot
j He arrived in Washington, D. • -, in
August, and having recovered suffi
ciently for traveling, was sent thru
Minnesota in the interest of the
Fourth Liberty Loan, and thence »'a*
given leave to visit his home people.
He w ,,j SQOn return to Washington as
he is required to report at the govern
ment hospital.
—— • —
I-oyai Legion Hold Meetmg.
Lieutenant Simpson, representing
** * ar «kp^ment » sp ^«^'. ls 'f »
^ western coast, addressed the
, , union of the Loyal Legion of
Loggers and Lumbermen early ï,a '- ur -
day morning in front of the sawmill.
He stated that there are now about
a quarter of a million members of the
organization in the Northwest. The
Emmett local includes in its member
shin practically every employe of the
i m iU,
To Build Ships,
Twenty-seven Emmett me.
Boise last evening in two special cars
for the ship building yards at Port
land. They were accompanied by
others from neighboring towns. Ti e
Emmett bunch consisted of Wilsoi
Wright, John Emerson. L. B. Hart
ley, Oscar Nelson, T. C. Lyon, Henry
Kanatzel.. Alton Busch, Glen Wilson.
Melvin Ramey, Fritz Feix. j. O. Par
sons, A. Jackson, Janies Beu. Clarence
Myers, O. C. Culver. George Haw
Boves^W. "h™ Adkins! O.T'jury"
Frank and Willie Russell. Hupft Stipp
and P. H. Gray.
q Newcomer returned Tuesday
morn t from Los Ange les. where he
; has beer, taking post-graduate work
t ^ ^ ^ £ a Schoo , of 0ph _
thalmologv and Optometry. While he
dmit4 that h wa , kept hard at wor k
forl^^ ^ ^ # m08t enjüyable
j and profitable experience.
1 leavin C he received his diploma, which
**- - D ""' -
P ometry.
j q- c Fn large Depot.
j are j n f. irTTled by Agent Barry
1 Q j. the q g ^ tb a t definite pians are
j und , r way for the construction of a
; new freight depot, to i>e erected at
reet. It will be a
4 ft x 100 ft. The
rill be remodeled and
renovated and
the foot of Hav
f rame buildin
passenger depot
i. thoroughly
pleasing condition,
f 20 feet in length will be
buiit on the west end and modern, up-
a nu
1 oung Fish Coming.
i Gam. Warden R. -gs expects a car
t load of perch and black bass from
i the reservoir south of Nampa. They
j will arrive Friday morning and be
planted in the «Jrby «loughs.
for ladies and
waiting roo
jr?nt lernen will be installed.
Articles of Every Description
Donated in a Generous Spirit
—Bidding Was Lively
I Gem . cour - ty ' 3 ^ . < ' ro * 3 »action
saIc p ' r ' dav »ft*™ 0 * 1 ' ' n t ' lls city add
cd $lSl7 a *° | he hun,fry war
" f :n
la liberal manner with tree will offer
ings of every description ar*d the lar^e
: crowd was liberal with their pocket
^^ ^thing from a loaf of
^d to an ano^rt automobile teat
hzd the Spanish FTn. or something
were auctioned off.
The weather man was surely boost
; mg for the -aie. it be.ac one of the
finest of these many fine October
d Abou t noon, the ladies began
serving lunch from booths erected on
vacant Iot west of the odd Fel
, j owg > building", and about 2 o'clock,
a few Sections by the band,
Col Barnard took his place and the
bidding was on. All business houses
were closed throughout the sale and
,the crowd remaining taking advan
t ^ ge .. ot i ° pport , an ' t > *« ,re '
; 51 ™l e ,?" ,cles d a f tH !f r ^f n i M tion
j assl 3 U thls T°!- 1 re
* n °jale aad the bidding was
. p . a . 'BreTd^^sold at two loaves for
^ checks and $5 bills went for
; t heir value. A shepherd pup
brought $20 a fine mare sold for
^ m thin?3 of ^^ 3 , in .
eer ^ 3t m i ? ht be mentioned. The sale
^ flowers by a half dozen girls brot
^ ^ ngat sum s j xty do n ars .
' Co!one i ß arliard wa s the promoter
this saIgj and bis highly successful
eff|jrts and sp i end i d financial results
are to be commended.
Dswey Se3slon3 enlisted in the Ma
rne at goUe Friday.
In a , etter to his grandfather, Jon
»than Moulton, Ernest Lively- writes
t h a t he has been commissioned as cap
He attached to Battery - B- ^

., 4 ^ an d hu« beeo in ae-r
' fcve fijfhStip on the front'Tor two
moR ths. Captain Lively was a mem
Second Idaho and saw
on the Mexican border. He was a
f orm€r p U pii j n the Emmett schools.
j) p W. H Tukey, who has been
stationed at Camp Funston as captain
the med i ea i corps, has been promot
^ to ma j or .
Dr. R. E. Rose went to Boise Tues
;day for examination and expects to be
;a | !ed j n a cou ple of weeks. He has
œade application for a commission in
the heavy artülery.
, B Knox and
fklph Skinner were chosen to fill Gem
marity ' s q UoPa ; n the call for special
service and they left Mondav for the
uni vers i ty at Moscow, where,
^ w .j]| rece ; ve specla i training for
^ months before being assigned.
Harry Fuller is now in France. He
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Twilegar have re
ceired a photo of their son Arthur.
who is now in France. He is a fine
looking soldier and from the smiie
on his face he is enjoying life.
Ltwrence Crabtree is in active ser
^ wjth the niers at the front «
Fraaca He ia an airpiane gunner.
hasheen gone only a few months.
Jar Stoner went to Boise today to
enU ^ jn the mar j nes . He passed a
«*" inati<)n 3nd W83
and Arthur T«chu
and Arthur Tschu
Victor Vaughan
dy lef. Tuesday for Vancouver
, M n
I e r; re men are to entrain Mon
Fort Rosecrans, California.
Thev ire Claude W hiteside. C hauncey
lohn Fulghan. Charles Walk
er an.
i Claude Davenport.
Carl Lewis, a son of M E. Lewis of
Mow and Emmett and well known
here h* been commissioned as an en
in the navy and will go to An
as the influenza epi
■eceived a
isionai bcai
ng as to hi:
B. B. Davis
1 pharmaccu
ateiy replie,
o" and assis
at S attl 1
ness to r>
tica wot .
that *ie w.s
wherever n
.rt f.
all (<
ting a
e Barton received a phone
Mrs. Emery, superintend
t uke's hospital, last Thurs
dav. askiru her to go at once to Boise
prepared t. lave next day for Camp
Funston. 1 ss Burton responded and
in company with sLx other nurses de
parted to use up work in caring for
Jinfluenza pa .enta at Fort Rdey. Their
Miss Gr
work wiji
tion of D
be mostly under the diree
i. Tokay, Faik and Pitten
Ahead of Schedule.
Emmett's surgical dressings aüot-,
ment of six boxes, or 1404 cello-,
cotton pads, which seemed so enor- j
mous considering the time given for
*<■ out - waa completed and
sent out Monday—two days ahead of
schedule. This was due to the un
I tiring efforts of the chairman, Mrs.
(V. T. Craig, and the excellent re-j
' sponse of worker*. Until further in- i
structions are received from head
quarters, there will be no work in this
Bne . it j 3 to be hoped the spirit
3 hown in this last response may hold
over untU the next call.
An Emmett man. spending some
time in Frisco, noticed a good sized
crowd assembled on a street comer.
ApproachlQ(?i h e discovered Mary Pick
h u loved actress of the
screen," perched upon an improvised
,neak'ng for the Liberty
platform peak.ng for me LM*rzy
Loan. If twenty men in this crowd,
she said, "will buy a thousand dollar
Liberty Bond, I'll put my check for
$20,000 right beside itr The Emmett
visitor rushed to his room a couple of
blocks up the street to get his camera,
tha , he mieht 3nap the dainty lady
in her unu3ual p^, but when he re
turned (he crowd haJ entlrely ^
^ ^ bad sent in
jlo .000 to the cause
1 - I b U 1 1 Xllli I
_ D _ . . rii •
Separate Party Ulumi« Are tumin
at r '
This year, for the first time, in Ida
ho. the short ballot will be used at the
general election. There will be no
single circle at the top of any column
so that a straight ticket may be cast
for any party . The candidates for no
party wl " 06 pnnt ^ ' n , any 3eparate
_ must find the ■««did* es
you desire to vote for, and then put a
cross (X) in the square immediately
to the right of the name of the candi
Saw Mary Pickford.
. have ^
. , . V . - single
* >rm , .
ser-j^ 0 ^ a ter * e name o e j ice.
There will be no party designation
after the names of candidates for Su
preme and District Judges; but after
every other name the party désigna
t j on wd ) be given, in the following
fashion: William E. Borah-Repabli
tan - p ranlc L - -Hoore- Uemocraac.
Ev(ry elector should acquainted
w, Hi the short ballot before going to
the polls. It will be the easiest mat
ter in the world to do so. The Index
will print the entire ballot for two
r ,. _:n
h -nec-al nucs-ion
1 ' . P q .
and four constitutional amendments
printed on the ballot this year. Every
voter should study these and make up
his or her mind as to how to vole on
The Index again calls attention to
the fact that no voter has a right to
vote unless he ie is registered, and
that there will be no registration al
lowed on election day. The last day
for registration is Saturday. Novem
them before going to the polls. These
ma tt e rs cannot be properly thought
Qut w hile in the booth,
t<r 2 n d.
Herd District to be Modified.
A petition has teen presented to the
Board 0 f County Commissioners to
modify Herd District No. 1, of Gem
County. Idaho.
so as to prohibit stock
from running at large therein at all
times during the year. This Herd Dis
embr ^ s B tract of land on
„ j , t
a!l sides of Emmett and 3 h ® öId « s '
1 'f !. n lir
been originally formed in 1907^
The petition is signed by practically
aB tbe resident voters of the Herd Dis
^Hct. The modification asked for is
likely to be granted by the County
Commissioners. Heretofore :t has pre
vented the running at large
, . ,
for only six months in the year.
is has been made plain for a long time,
that it is folly to compel a farmer to
keep up a fence for six months to -
1 guard against stock.
uld be no Herd District at all. or
f stock
Either there
times in
it should
the year.
operative at
Relief for Primary Department.
o reiie
ded condi-
primary- department of the
s, » division of the two
e made and a third
tion of li
city scl
grades 1
acher empl
•ed. The Joh
n Hayes avenue, formerly occu
ied by the Bucknum undertaking par
ior, U being thoroughly renovated and
will be equipped in first class shape.
It is hoped to have the new quarters
ready for occupancy in another week.
as tF e re are at preser.t over a un j
jdred little tota m thu grade.
Liberty Loan Quota of $160,00*
Passed on Last
thank you. and Chairman V. T. Craig,
of the Liberty Loan campaign ,s ha P -
py aM *r afternoon, when the bank
county had gone over the top in the
drive and had exceeded the quota of
««*» by more than $9000. The
report was sent to the Federal Re
Bank at Fr^co hat evening.
Sln " ^atuHay, addi^omsl sub^-np
m ° re
tha $ 1 , 0.000 and is still climbing.
The g-iory of the whole splendid ac
TO mplishmer.t is that the amount was
raised by voluntary subscriptions,
There was neither solicitation nor
coercion. The subscriptions were
prompted by a spirit of patriotism
»nd sacrifice.
Bond buying was more general than
ever before, and the list of subscribers
School Student Body assembled to
'lay and subscribed over a hundred
dollars for the purchase of Liberty
Bonds; also voted to purchase one
m wkh funda atready on hand
from last year's organization, a high
ly commendable action. The officers
of the Student Body are as follows:
p re u ld ent, Wiiiard Knox; vice presi
den t, Sumner Whitney; secretary,
Albert Skinner; treasurer. Carrol Da
vis. Officers of the Blue and Gold;
editor-in-chief, Faye Finley; Senior
clas. reporter. Hazei Brawn; Junior
Fre ; hman ^. la3S ' ^porter,
y .^ r BarrgU
Red Cross L'p Against It.
W'e are allotted 30 bedside tables
for use in the hospitals. This was in
Gem county is feeling pretty chesty.
closed, Mr. Craig announced that the
is much larger than in any previous
Bully for Gern!
High School Buys Bonds.
The organization of the High
tended as a Junior allotment to be
manual training classed
of our schools, but as none of the
within the chapter^ juris
^j ct j on are outfitted for this work, we
w jj{ ^ obliged to turn down this allot
me nt unless the men come to the re«
cue. The work is simple, but must be
according to specifications, which are
in the hands of Superintendent Good
0 f President Wilson, the national di
rectors of Four Minute Men have con
ferred upon ail moving picture thea
, r»rtof innnvi.
aJoHoTSe Ä
they have given the use of their thea
ters for these Four Minute speeches.
^ c ß Buckrmm wa3 »mong the
recipienu 0 f the honor,
Cited for Liberality.
Upon the persona! recommendation
Red Cn»e Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Red Cross will be held next Wednes
day afternoon at 3 p. ra., in Commer
cial Club rooms if the ban is lifted
from indoor meetings. If no t, the
meet i n g will be held in open air near
the Gdd Fe llows building, as import
an t business must be transacted and
a large attendance is desired,
Buys Partner Out.
A deal was dosed today by which
G. W. Maxfield purchased the interest
, . „
his partner. Ralph Haves in the M
& H cigar store, Mr Maxfield be
coming sole proprietor.' - Mr. Hayes
expects to leave Emmett and enlist
jn war servlce ,
- - -n
Rev. Bent ( ailed to Friae®.
Rev. C. L- Bent, a former pastor of
Emmett Metnodist church, has re
C(?ived a call to b ^ m e the pastor of
the First Methodist church of San
Francisco . His splendid abilities as
a cher are at last becoming rec
0 lfT ,j xed
Building Modern Residence.
Bishop George F. Smith ia buiiding
a modern eight-room residence on his
home place west of town. It will cost
$ 2000 .
for Astoria
ge in war
W. D. McFarland and «(if?
ra Monday
the former to eng
sell all hU
n on Wednesday Ü next
ng at 10 *
leave a
•k. He will
at au
at noon. His
two miles
t of town.
and hall
The sale
of matched
f dandy milch
iude Mac
black mares, 9 head
cows, hogs, farm machinery, house-
hold goods, canned fruit-everything,
Col. Barnard will cry the sale,
Mrs. Ray Newcomer W
pa . enuay err.. .
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