OCR Interpretation

The Emmett index. [volume] (Emmett, Idaho) 1893-1925, January 02, 1919, Image 1

Image and text provided by Idaho State Historical Society

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86091145/1919-01-02/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

The Emmett Index.
NO. 14
Interesting Letters from
Boys at Home Camps
and Abroad.
From William Murray.
Here is a letter from one of
mett's boys who was taken prisoner
by the Germans September 29 and
spent the time from then until after
the armistice was signed in a German
He writes from Toul
prison camp.
under date of December 1, and signs
himself "your lucky son, W. C. Mur
Dear Folks
I have again reached
France O. K. Suppose you have al
ready learned that I was a prisoner
of war.
I wrote to you several times
I was shot thro
while in Germany,
the top of the head, was found and
carried in by the Jerrys,
leg was paralyzed and entirely
My right
less and such was the case for some
weeks, though I am all right now and
longing to plant my feet on old
I am in a cas
U. S. soil once more,
ualty company at present near Metz.
That's where the Jerrys turned us
I had plenty to eat while in
I received a large box
from the Red Cross each week. There
bunch of American prisoners at
was a
Geasen and we had a Red Cross com
mittee there. I tell the world, I shall
forget the Red Cross. They
saved us many a bowl of cabbage
1 wrote to you the day before go
ing to the front, though I didn't tell
you so, and I told you I had some
cards which 1 would drop often, ^ut
the cards you did not get. I have re
ceived one letter while in France,
the one you wrote to Camp Mills,
certainly long to see
1 think will be in a month or so. I sup
hear from Elmer and Chriss.
you all, which
pose you
I would give a good deal to know
that they are safe,
realize that this terrible war is at
end is almost impossible.
Just to try to
From Christopher Coonrod.
Nov. 25—Dearest Folks: Much has
transpired since I wrote you last. You
have no idea what a relief it was to
when the cannons quit roaring and
the wounded stopped coming in. The
has now loosened up, so I can
tell you where I am located. While in
action we have been stationed at Fro
dois, a little burg about 6 kilos south
of Claremont and about 15 kilos south
west of Verdun.
I hate to move in rainy weather, but
I will not be surprised if I am bounc
ing along in a box car on Thanks
day and miring down in mud
Our re
exery time I leave the train,
turn should be more direct than our
trip coming over.
Our unit has been given second hon
for efficieacy in action among the
numerous other evacuations over here.
Since I have had time to move around
a little it is surprising to see how
dose some shells have come to us and
yet have always failed to do injury.
We came from Reamicourt through
Clermont on our way here for dutÿ.
They had been shelling Clermont,
which is a rail head, just before our
train pulled in and resumed it not
more than a half hour after we moved
back down to Frodois. We have evac
uated patients from the Argonne, of
which you no doubt have read. It was
this spot that the boches put up
their bitterest resistance toward the
end. The country is rough and wood
ed, which furbished shelter for the en
and numerous obstacles for an
Thank Go3, it is history
The shell craters and wrecked
St. Nazaire. France. Nov. 30-Dear
Sister: I'll try to tell you a little
more about France than I have before
In the first place, to an American,
France seems very much run down,
The houses and stores are all built of
atone and look as though the man who
homes are so realistic in many of the
pictures that there is little novel in a
of the real thing. We are all
hungry for the good old States again.
From Sergeant John B. Parr.
built them had forbidden anyone ever
making any repairs on them. Just as
long as they will stand they are con
sidered good enough to live in.
stores and shops are ail the same way.
Clothes, furniture, hardware and ev
erything else look out of style to us
American soldiers. One thing that is
characteristic of France is their meth
od of transportation. Their trains are
very small. You could easily load two
of their cars on one American car.
Three hundred and fifty thou
| sand dollars worth of smoke
clouds are in the hands of the
■ British government waiting for
I buyers. They are packed in
I and one-half pound tins and were
I to be used as smoke screens for
advancing- infantry on the battle
Some of our orchardists
fronts. _
might buy the whole thing up and
use it in the spring to ward off
frosts in case there are any.
the Gun Club might find use for it
in advancing upon the ducks next
| Their engines
i toys, you might say.
j such a thing as a
! I have never seen it. They do most
| all their hauling on two wheeled carts.
to them
are the same way, just
If they have
four-wheel wagon
| Sometimes they hitch cows
The horses
and sometimes horses,
are all worked single. If the load is
too heavy for one they put another
one in front and just keep on string
ing them out until they have enough.
I have seen as many as six horses to
one cart, one in front of the other.
Another thing, the people as a rule
very poor, partly due to the war i
It is
and partly to the low wages,
not uncommon to see the poor people
harness themselves to a cart,
times they have dogs to help them
pull. If you will get the Saturday
Evening Post for October 16, there is
a picture on the cover entitled "The
Marne" that illustrates what I am
trying to tell you to a perfection and
it is an actual fact, too. *
Well, we are all getting restless, a
than before the
whole lot more so
I guess it is because
war was over,
we have more to look forward to. I
know that before the war was over
I was content to live in the present
and not look fprward, but now things
are different and we are all looking
when we will
before the Statue -of
forward to the time
pass in review
Liberty and be able to stand on the
best land the sun ever shone upon.
From Lynn Noland.
In Belgium, Nov. 26—Dear Mr. and
Am awful sorry
Mrs. Geo. Church:
that I haven't had time to write be
fore, but we are on the move moat of
the time and it is about all I can do
to get a letter off to the folks as often
I am driving a truck
not moving our
hauling rations for
I should,
and when we are
company we are
the doughboys, the part of the array
(Continued on page 3)
Closing Order Includes Schools. Pub
lic Gatherings for Two Weeks
Owing to the vigor displayed by the
flu germ since Christmas, representa
tives of the city and county health
boards and the board of education
held a conference Sunday and it was
deemed advisable to once more put:
• » , , , . in
in force a closing order to extend to
, „ , .
January 19. At each previous action
of this kind the pool halls have
included, and naturally this worked
business houses,
hardship upon these
, . . . , , mim u r
It is maintained by a large number
... .
that there is no more justice in clos
, . .
ing these than there would be in clos
. . , •__ n.-,.
ing other business houses, since there
p .. „„.j.
are at every mail time crowds of peo
. ■ .
pie in the post office, and the custom
■ ,
ary congregation of patrons in bar
her shops, and other instances are
cited. In consideration of these facts,
the order excludes these places, but
includes theaters, dances, churches,
lodges and the like. The schools
also included in the closing order.
It is estimated there are between
240 and 300 cases in the Emmett C oun-'
try. and the doctors are working night
j , ^ ...
and riftv rfiW Ol Lnt? CaNcs «rt? wi*
• . . . . . . ,l , t u p
l 0 " 5 '-TV ,S u f the
Flu had never been heard oi tne
sickness would have been classified
pure and unadulterated old fashioned
^ , , ■ j and
imp- In spite of elo«n« order, and
quarantines it is evident that P™ c ^ c '
*lly everyone will have it. and the best
way is to take it as a matter of
course and take pood care of your
selves. Don't neglest even a slight
cold. Don't expose yourself. Stay
! home as closely as possible when not
required to be away on business. lni
short, be sensible. !
bcen appointed 1

never sleeps anyway.
C. M. Park has
"Flu Inspector" and is at the service
of victims who need help. He will
errands, build fires, chop wood.
milk the cow, slop the pigs, mother
the kids, put out the cat. wash the
dishes, empty the slop, et cetera and
so forth. Call him night or day.
He I
When your back is broke and your eyes are blurred.
And your shinbones knock and your tongue is furred.
And your tonsils squeak and your hair gets dry.
And you're doggone sure that you're going to die.
But you're skeered you won't and afraid you will.
Just drag to bed and have your chill
And pray the Lord to see you through.
When your toes curl up and your belt goes flat.
And you're twice as mean as a Thomas cat.
And life is a long and dismal curse.
And your food all tastes like a hard boiled hearse;
When your lattice aches and your head's abuzz,
And nothing is as it ever was —
You've got the flu, boy, you've go; the flu.
What is it like, this Spanish flu?
Ask me, brother, for I've been through;
It is misery out of despair.
It pulls your teeth and curls your hair,
It thins your blood and breaks your bones
And .fills your craw with groans and moans ;
And maybe sometime you'll get well;
Some call it flu—I call it—well;
We've had ours, have you?
Report of Farm Markets Depart
i ment Complimentary to
This Section
The annual report of HarveyAUtgd,
] director of the Farm Markets De
; partment, is at hand. In the report of
: Gem county's activities the following
i complimentary notice appears:
1 "Gem county, with beautiful Em
mett as county seat, justly boasts of
| the quantity and excellence of its
; fruits. It shipped 225 cars of apples.
; 129 cars of peaches and 94 cars of
prunes last year. It is proud of its
record of producing more melon» and
peaches than all other counties of the
1 State combined. Its excellent cherries
and prunes are famous wherever Ida
ho's fruit is known, and even with this
j it is not satisfied, but must vie with
its sister counties in the production of
hogs, cattle and sheep.
The fruit growers of this county are
well organized and have good packing
houses, as do some individuals and
corporations. Gem county has 29,547
acres of irrigated land of an average
value of $40.64, and 14,050 acres of
dry farm lands. Emmett has a popu
lation of about 2,000. A cannery, fruit
drier, lumber mills- and a large box
factory give this city a splendid pay
' roll.

— » real smile that wont come off.
. .. . .
Ice is already being stored which is
/. * . ... ,
beenfom 10 to 12 inches thick and with a
continuation of this temperature
offraient supply for next year is as
Ice A-Plenty
The continued cold is «eating on
the contenance of our local ice dealer
a smile deeper and broader than ever
sured, and also a possibility is fore
.. .. . , . . •
1 stalled of our g»mal iceman being
forced to make midnight trips to
' Boise to supply the demand. We are
, .. ... ,
told that the store houses are all filled
and we wonder how Mr. Peterson is
going to manage to pile up the rest
e *
of the nver -
Lively Bidding for Cows
There was brisk competition for the
milch cows at the O. L. Johnson sale
Monday. Buyers were here from
Nampa and Caldwell, and the Nampa
. . _
bidders carried off the prizes.
"f the Holsteins sold for *lo6; the
other cows were knocked down at
$140, $135 and two for $110 each,
"Cows is cows now." and it is pre
v - ....
as.'iK'ted they will become more so as
the months go by. In the East, buy
ers from Fi ance and Belgium are al
buyinR up the Wst sU , cks to
rt ' to their countries to start
_ ^
Twaa Schumann-He.nk
A letter received today by H. Hay
j or f rC m his son Randall, who was re
cent ; y transferred from the aviation
training camp at Dayton. Ohio, to
the camp at San Diego. Calif., states
that on the train he became ac-1
Upon j
quainted with a genial lady,
their arrival at San Diego, the lady I
invited Randall to be her guest at 1
her home and upon arriving there dis
covered that the lady «vas none Other
than the celebrated prima donna,
1 Ask Quarter Million Dollars
from Emmett Irrigation
was in Emmett this morning to serve
papers on the directors of the Emmett
Irrigation District in a suit filed in
United States Marshal Ray Jonas
the federal court by Dr. A. N. Gaebler
of St. Louis and John R. Morrow, ask
ing judgment in the sum of $256.050
as interest on E. I. D. bonds.
Wednesday's Statesman contained
the following particulars:
"Suit was filed in federal court
Tuesday by Dr. A. N. Gaebler and
John 11. Morrow, as a committee rep
resenting the owners of bonds of
series No. 1. first issue of the Emmett
Irrigation district, dated January 1
1911, against the Emmett Irrigation
district, a municipal corporation, ask
ing judgment in the sum of $256,050
, . . , , , , ,
as delinquent interest on bonds held
, . ,7 . . , , . . .
bv bondholders who pooled their in
terests in the suit. The amount asked
, . .... , . . .
January I, 1914, and semi-annua in
,' , . , ,
terest thereafter to July 1, 1918.
On January 1,1919, another pay
ment of interest, amounting to $27,
for represents interest due and unpaid
000, is due which is not represented
in the suit filed. There are $835,500
worth of bonds involved in the suit.
"Phases of litigation involving the
, ,
same property, brought to lest the
, . . ,
validity of the bonds issued on the
... .
project have been in the courts since
^ J r „
1914. On July 16, 191« Judge F. S,
. . , .
Dietrich in passing upon this phase
, .... " ... 1
of the litigation, held the bonds to be
. , . ,
valid. An appeal was then taken to
the United Slates circuit court of ap
peals where
verdict was rendered
cision of Judge Dietrich. This suit
was brought by J. Paul Thomson, et;'
al, against the irrigation district."
ed to the influenza at Salmon City
where Mr. Oquinn was stationed as a
ped today and are expected to arrive
here Saturday, in which case the fun
eral will be held Sunday under the
auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge. A
baby survives and is being cared for
Victims of the Flu.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Oquinn succumb
The bodies were ship
forest ranger.
Mrs. Oquinn
; and Mrs. Harrell, now residing at Me
, .
ndian, and • grew to womanhood in
! Emmett. Mr. and Mrs. Harrell ar
, , ■ . ,
rived today to await the arrival of
the bodies and are guests a. the D.
M Stokesbery home. Deep sympathy
will go out to these bereaved ones.
M. W. A. Election
Th- following officers were chosen
for the ensuing year at the annual ;
dect.-n of the Modern Woodmen j
lodge: W. J. Burkhard. V. C.. Frank
Clark, W. A.: Thos. J. Coobrod,
derk; E. D. Campbell, banker; Geo.
\v. Jeffries, escort; H. A. Whitney. ;
wa tchman; Fred V. Spence, sentry;
r. \ Cummings, physician; W. C.
Langroise, E. W. Pattison and M. A.
i by kind neighbors at Salmon City.
ras a daughter of Mr.
Ross, trustees,
A nine-pound baby giri was bom to
Mr. and Mrs. George Knowles Declare
Mrs. Knowles and the new baby j
are at the local hospital.
Was Cook in the 161st Field Hos
pita!—Expected to Sail
in December.
A letter
.m "The Boy"
says; "One of
161st Field Hos
visit now and he
today from
the officers
pital is here
says that the
rf tl
s now on its way
, so I suppose Je$se Moy
will be in Emmett one of these j
soon." Jesse was chief cook of 1
to the
the company and left Boise with the j
Second Idaho. I(e also says that
"Clair Haylor ought to reach home
several months ahead of us, for all
vounded men will be sent first. The
rest of us are here indefinitely. We
may be home soon after New Year's
and we may not sail for six months."
i' "The Boy" says further:
Gamage and Dallas Burt have each
received a promotion, being corporals
now; that Howard Cayford has been
sick, but is now better, and that I have
been promoted to sergeant of the first
class." The other boys are well, but
: anxious to get home. His letter will
be printed next week.
Residence of M. A. Pattison and Con
tents Burned This Morning
M. A. Pattison's residence on Wash
ington street, near Fourth, together
with a portion of its contents, was
destroyed by fire at about 6:30 o'clock
this morning. The loss is estimated at
about $1800, with insurance of $500
upon the building.
The origin of the fire is not known,
but is believed to have been the burn
ing out of the kitchen flue. When
discovered the entire roof over the
kitchen was in flames. Its spread
was so rapid that Miss Pearl Pattison
and Mrs. Lottie Hart, who were sleep
ing together in an upstairs bedroom,
barely had time to make their escape
in their sleeping garments.
Pattison hair caught fire while coming
. ♦
down stairs,
Mr. and Mrs. Pattison were the first
and built the fire in the
ones up
kitchen stove. When they discovered
. , . __*•
the blaze, thev endeavored to extin
. , „ •___
guish it without giving an alarm.
c Km)X was the firat of th e
neiphbors to see the fire and he at
alarm and hurried to the
once gave an
city hall to get out the fire apparatus
and secure assistance- When the fire
... ... _,_
fighting outfit arrived on the scene.
' . __ _
the Pattison house was past saving,
. , _ . ,
and the efforts of the fire fighters
-, . _
were centered on the two houses on
. . , ,
each side of the burning building, the
. . ... i «
sides of which were also in flames.;
Three streams were turned on and
prevented any^ further loss to ad-1
jacent buildings.
Neighbors quickly responded when
the alarm was given and saved nearly
all the bedding and some of the fum-^the
The winter's fruit and vegeta
' iture.
! bles. stored in the cellar, were not
damaged. Practically all the cloth-.
wa- < estro)
Mr. Pattison himself suffered severe
burns about the head, face and neck.
The family has been given quarters
in the Baptist church basement and
will keep house there until other ar
rangements are made. The loss is a
severe one to Mr. and Mrs. Pattison,
who have passed the age when they
able to retrieve their loss, but,
rorthy couple may be made comfort
. ing of the occupants
flue During this cold spell the stove
,n the lobby has needed to be run full
; blast in order to keep the room com
j fortable Joists were placed next to
the brick chimney when the build
m? was constructed and these cauerht
fire from the hot bricks. A hole was
; chopped in the wall where the b,ale
was located and the fiâmes quickly
extinquished. The damage was slight.
Next winter all the buildings will be
provided with steam heat.
generous townpeople are this after
providing means whereby this
.1 ■
J- ire al Mill
The Boise Payette mill boarding
house caught fire Friday morning at
about ï
lock from an overheated
Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Huffman of Filer
j Huffman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
spending the holidays with Mrs.
Sherard & Asher Claims Sold to
Tacoma Company—Will
Develop at Once
James Tyson, the well know]
? man
veral days the past w
1 the sale of the
of Banks, was in Emmett
eek, and ai
mining pro
■ar Banks owned by Emery
•ard and James Asher to the
4 '
American Minerals Producing com
P an Y °f Facoma for $27,060. The deal
wa ^ negotiated by Mr. Tyson.
The purchasing company has al
ready started development work
the property, with Mr. Tyson in
charge until their own engineer and
their own men come to relieve him.
chased and will be installed as soon
as possible.
New mining machinery is being pur
Mr. Tyson is well knowi
the mining men in the Payette val
ley from Emmett to Cascade,
known as the Fawn Creek miner, and
his long » experience in mining has
served to give him a thorough know
ledge of mines and minerals. He says
that while Idaho is one of the rich
He is
est state in minerals, few Idaho men
are interested in mining; that ail of
the principal mines are owned by out
side capital. He is highly elated in
securing capital for the development
j of the rich mineral deposits of the
upper Payette valley and is confident
j that this is but a starter of great
activities in that section.
Demo-Republican Fusion
That Dan Cupid is no respecter of
persona has once more been exempli
fied by the entrance of that sly young
archer into the official circle of our
county, with the result that on New
Y'ear's day our superintendent of
schools. Miss Ella Breshears, and
Judge J. P. Reed, county attorney of
Gem county, joined fates and fortunes
in the bonds of matrimony. The mar
riage occurred at 4 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, at the home of Mr. and
Mrj. F. G. Carpenter, where the bride
has made her home for some time,
and was a surprise to all, except
those directly concerned. The Rev,
F. E. Finley of the M. E. church per
formed the ceremony, there being no
guests, except Mrs. E. H. Lanktree.
The bride has held the position of
county superintendent about two years
and is a lady of broad experience and
capabilities, and her charming ways
have endeared her to all with whom
she has come in contract. Mr. Reed
has made Emmett his home many
years and is held in high esteem in
legal circles thruout the state, being
one of Idaho's most successful attor
neys. The Index is proud to be among
the host of well wishers to this esti
mable couple. May their tribe in
K i rk pa trick - Dea n
Rev. F. E. Finley was called to
s we « December 21 to speak the words
1 that united in marriage Robert Kirk
pa trick and Anna Dea
The cere

I m ony was performed at the home of
- «
I)o i cenil Scott Twilegar.
.i jj rs Dolcenia Twilegar, wife of
Gtffdon Xwilegar, died at her home in
on {.'riday, December 27
^ ^ - moBths and 6 days '
Shp haJ Wn sj( _ k for gome mont i, s
Twi | ejrar wus at p ort Scott,
^- an y ay jggs January 12, 1905,
^ wag ÿ njted jn marr j aKe Gordon
I ^ Xwilegar. There were bom to
, .... - , ,
them five children, tour of whom, to
I gether with her husband, are left to
i mourn her loss. The children are
R(jy Upha , and w , rre „ xhe
Gl enn Marchant.
Marchant vounir s „ n of Mr
and Mrs 0tto M . irc ' hart , i lvlnfr near
; lhe ^ pa ^ mil , died Saturdav
, s ish infWz a. The little lad
^ ^ years and b months of aee
j jtj sbop gmith of the Latter Day Saints
, church conducted a short funeral ser
% a , tb(? Bucknum chapel Sunday
a f ternoon at 2 ;30 and burial was in
; Rjverview cemetery.
funeral was held Sunday at 2 p. m.
at the Bucknum undertaking chapel.
Pastor A. C. I^throp officiating. In
lent was in the Riverview ceroe
; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hill and bab>\
who have been guests at the J. P.
Dion home the past ten days, re
turned Tuesday to their home at
Bend, Ore.

xml | txt