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The Emmett Index.
NO. 15
Interesting Letters front Our
Boys at Home Camps
and Abroad.
From "The Boy."
December 8th—We are still inter
ested in the election results, and Col.
Clark expecially for as yet we don't
know whether Gooding or Nugent was
elected to the senate. The papers we
receive that were printed in Paris
stated that Gooding was elected, but
the Index says that Nugent has it by
about 400 votes so there we are.
John Gamage and Dallas Burt have
each received a raise the past week,
and are now entitled to all the honor
due corporals. They are both good
soldiers and have done mighty -ood
T.'ork -and deserve all they got. I also
came in on the raise and have gone
up one more notch. Second lieutenant
Floy Clark is now assistant supply of
ficer for the hospital, and is in the
supply office with Harvey Parks and
Earl Graham. Slim Cayford has been
sick the past week, but is up now and
bock at his old job in the kitchen.
Col. Clark has developed new tactics
and instead of telling up how glad
he is that we have hopes of getting
home some day, he tries to make us
believe that he likes the country and
don't care how long we stay over
here, but we know that he is just try
ing to dash cold water on our hopes of
an early home coming. He claims
that we will be over here a year yet;
know better or at least we think
From Sergeant Jerome Reed
Paris, Dec. 9.—Dear Dad: As it is
just a few minutes until dinner, will
•write a few lines to let you know that
I am having the time of my life. I
arrived here Friday, but failed to
A Ca-
locate Madge that evening,
nadian boy and I went to the English
show, "The Man Who Stayed at
Home," and it was certainly fine. The
next morning I went out to the hos
pital near one of the posts and found
Madge, and we went to the same show
that night. I had already bought
tickets for the opera for Sunday
night, so we went and saw "Faust."
It certainly was wonderful. So much
beyond the imagination of the average
person that it was almost unbeliev
able. As I meant to say sooner,
Madge and I had just been down to
M. P. headquarters regarding my pass
and had been speaking of Anna Camp
bell, and were walking back toward
the opera, when after going about a
block leisurely looking at the fine
displays in the shop windows waiting
for the show to begin, when we met
her, she and another girl from Mon
tana. Well, I guess the people
thought that we Yanks had turned
French from the amount of hugging
and kissing and hand shaking that
took place. I never saw anyone more
pleased than she was to meet us.
•till think we were lucky, for she is
the first person we have met that we
knew and we were the first Anna had
met whom she knew. We went over
and tried to get tickets for them, but
they were all gone, so guess they will
go next Sunday.
I thought I had heard singing and
.seen some very good plays, but will
say that it is worth a special trip over
here for just one night to see Faust.
Well, Madge is off duty for a short
rest and we are seeing the city to
gether. Had a letter fro n> Floyd and
L is out near where Madge was, but
guess there is no possibility of get
ting to see him owing to the conges
tion of traffic on the railway.
From W. B. Shepard
Mrs. Agnes Shepard has received
a letter from her son, who is a bugler
in the 91st division, which recent dis
patches stated was slated for an early
return home. This letter brought com
fort to Mrs. Shepard, who had not
heard from him for a long time and
had nearly given up all hopes of ever
■seeing him again. The letter is dated
December 2:
I am on guard today and have
good chance to write you. At present
-we are on the outskirts of a town in
Belgium, named Menlebeke (pro
nounce that if you; I can't). If you
get a large map of Belgium you will
be able to find a town by the name
of Audenarde. That is where our
last drive ended. From there
went to Hoorebehn St. Maries, and
after a few more jump« we are here
in this place. I don't know where we
are going from here, but the trains
run not far from this place and of
course we all hope to go on a train
direct to a seaport.
The last battle we were in was,
called the Battle of the Audenarde. I
never heard just how far we advanced
there, but it must have been five or;
six miles, anyway. We must have
captured from 200 to 300 farms and
lost of machine guns, but I „ever saw
any artillery, except a few trench
mortars that were captured. Wenev-'
er got into anything like the barrage
on this front that we did on the Ar
gonne and consequently did not get
so many men injured and killed. The
main part of the fighting the boches
did was with machine guns planted in
houses, churches, holes in the ground
and anywhere that they could make a
"set up" and be out of sight. They
sure could make the bullets whistle
around us all right, but their gun
ners are mostly killed and they were
using infantry men for machine gun
shouting, and believe me I can do a
plenty of that if I had never heard
old 16-inch boche high explosive
shell come over my head. They whine
like a dying cat and seem about
ners and that doesn't work, for they
couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.
One of our guns made a set up
near where I was laying shooting with
a dead infantry man's rifle and be
tween us we got a boche machine gun
nest out of a house pretty dam fast.
I saw the nest afterwards and there
were four dead boches and
wounded ones, and our infantry mop
ped up the two wounded. The boche
take none of our machine gunners
prisoners, so you can bet that we
don't take many of them prisoners.
Well, it is all over now but the
foot above your head when they go
by, and sometimes they don't go by.
When one of those big boys bursts
about 10 or 15 feet from you, knock
down with the concussion of the
explosion and then cover you up with
dirt, believe me you think your
I know I thought I
gone lots of times, but I
always got through some way. After
it ia all over it seems a miracle, but I
has sure come.
was sure
guess it was just luck.
I hope you are all well, as I am.
On the Argonne front in France we
started near Obreville and advanced
Judges Appointed At City Council
to about five miles the other side of
Verrie. Now you know as much
about that drive as I can teU you
in a letter, but when L get home and
get a map of France, one of Belgium
and get my feet cocked up on the
stove I will tell you some more about
The biennial city election will be,
held on the fourth Tuesday of April
.nmnl.tp «et of officers are to be
. JL At the regular monthly meet
f the
ing of the council Monday n.ght the
following po mg paces an ju ges
were name .
First * " j° nd "* . j**' v"!
, , n w n ,nt anH the A
derdasson, D. H. Root a '
cialist hall Judges. U C. A m , M.
Gl ^ rl i e "w n, a( .„ Citv
. ™ ,rd . S ard W P lv wnton A M
ha!l. Judges ' '
Howard and J. P. Dion.
vo ers mub reps .
registration may be made during each !
an * e Saturday from January 23 !
. Saturd t prece ding the
which is the 22nd of the month.
ure Club hall.
LÜf Section
' ____
Broom Factor*- Busy
Gus Driscoll informs us that he is
more than pleased with the success
of his venture in the broom business,
finding a ready market for more than
he can supply He has two men work
i„g at his factory and has worked up
a fine little business at several neigh
borinc- towns including Payette, On
tario, Parmo! Nyssa, Plymouth and
His supply of broom corn is
somewhat short, but he hopes to pro
cure enough from other sources to.
keep going until another local crop
is produced, whgn the venture should
show a neat profit to all concerned.
Funds for the Unfortunate. I
The people of Emmett have re
sponded generously to the relief of
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Pattison, who last
week lost their residence by fire. C.
B. Knox and Ed. Hayes, who had the
subscriptions in charge, yesterday re
ported over $650, with more in sight.
The fund* will be used to build a new
house for t^is worthy old couple.
Vivid Description of the Journey
* Overseas a Year Ago
I^ist Month
W r hen the 161st Field Hospital Ieftj
Hoboken, N. J., for France, the cel*-!
sorship was so strict that no details
, °f the trip yas allowed to be given
publicity. Now that the restrictions
have been greatly modified, "The Boy"
tells of the experiences encountered.
j It is interesting reading:
Dec. 15—This week has brought
fond (or otherwise) memories of the
past back to us boys at the hospital
here who were former members of the
161st Field Hospital, for it was just
a year ago that we left the United
On December 10 last year we spent
and all we had to do was to wait un
til 4 o'clock the next morning, when
we were to start for France. It was
a terrible cold night, and as we had no
a'bed clothes to sleep in, it was up to
j would be in sight and that President
j Wilson was to visit France and de
States and embarked on our great
adventure to France. Little we
thought then that a year hence peaqe
j hark at the same port a year later,
jour last night at Camp Mills. All the
| barrack bags had been packed and
' shipped, the ticks emptied of straw.
packs rolled and ready to be put on.
j us to keep a hot fire in the stoves
; in the tents and stick it out until
j the next morning. And we did keep
^ a hot fire too, but the cold came
through the tent, so that when our
head was warm our feet were cold
vice versa. Finally 4 o'clock
came, we were lined up,.roll was called,
two boys were found missing and we
; left Camp Mills, or Champ Chills, as
we called it, for the tram at Garden :
We had no sooner gotten on the
train than it pulled out, about the only j
time during my career in the *rmj
that a train has been on time. We!;
got off the train at B^oklyn just .tt
daybreak, marched about , block, got ;
on a ferry boat, had oar firat taWe!
of sea sickness, and in about an w !
reached the big warehouse at Ho-1
boken, N. J. Alongside the big ware
house was the big steamer "Cowing
ton," the ship that brought us acroaa,
and on the other side of the Coving
[ton lay. the "Fatherland," -which
heard was to go in oar convoy, bat
for some reason did not.
If was bitter cold and -we were
kept standing in the cold, cold mare
house for over 1,00,3 whi,e nam '
erous red tapes were unrolled. A bout
XX o'clock we were allowed to j
and were assigned to our berths.
unrolled my pack, got out my bed cor
ers and immediately went to sleep, ;
not awakening until dinner time at
4:30 P- m - After dinner I went to bed :
again and slept until the next morn- :
next day no one w as allowed
ou t of the compartment and about 8
o'clock that night we pulled out of
the dock and anchored at the lower
e nd of the bay, where we remained
until the ni(rht of December 13, when
we started on our journey, seven!
ahips and a ^ battleship . |
For five or six days the weather was
very cold, so cold that we couldn't en- ;
jov ourS elves the two hours that we
wcre allo wed on deck. But after the '
fifth day we reached the warm weath
er of the south—some say near the
«>«* of South America, and for the
next four or five da > -s ll was so hot ''
we nearly roasted with our heavy
underwear on, and some of the boys
who took their shirts off had their
backs blistered by the heat. While
there, every ship in the convoy had
target practice, each ship shooting at
a target drawn about 30 feet behind
one of the other ships. It certainly
was a very pleasant sight to see the
big battleship, about seven or eight
miles away fire,at a very small target.
about 30 feet behind the ship we were
on. We had grave misgivings for our
didn't know whether
safety, for we
the shooter on the battleship w__
rookey or an expert. But they pasteo
the target at every shot and we soon
got over our fears and enjoyed the
practice, especally as the gun crew
on our boat carried off the honors
and beat the battleship crew,
We then entered the cold zone
as a
Drills to abandon ship were
brought down to perfection. We were
ordered to sleep with our shoes on
and all day were compelled to carry
the life belt with us and use it as a
(Continued to Pag« 4)
I Lumber Corporation Employs
Nurse and .Assistants for
j #
Hu Victims
The Boiæ Payette Lumber Corn
pany is handling the influenza epi
j demie among its employes in a man
! ner that is highly commendable.
trained nurse has been employed to
1 look after the welfare of all em
j ployes who are afflicted with the di
sea.se, a man is on duty at all times
: to run errands and do chores, and
nutritious broth is distributed daily
; from the kitchen of the company's
! boarding house to those who are 3ick.
In short, nothing is being left undone
to care for those who are sick in a
most efficient manner.
At the rooming house, while there
have been only two cases, prépara
tions had been made for the special
care and comfort of patients, and this
will be continued for cases which may
develop. In the residence section Mrs. I
Hoyt is employed as supervising
nurse. Her duty is to call at houses ;
where advice and assistance is need- '•
ed, give instructions to those in at- j
j tendance upon patients, see that ne
cessary medicines and sick room equip
ment is provided and, in short, keep
; in touch with those needing her aid.
Under Joe Brown's kindly interest.
Hot soup is being made several times
daily and sent to houses where help
1 is short. Several of the city school
j teachers are doing nurse service in
this section of the town.
- j
Bryan Tappan has returned from j
mustered out of service.
Fort Flagler, Wash., having been
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. j"/ A * *°,
1311 * the latt^mother. Mrs A
Swt f ** tHmkworth » » «h«ef
"t he and
h '* ™ are ° n
stat " >n ' wher *
he has b€en tamsferrod.
p reat on Chapman, who has been sta- i
Honed at Camp Fremont since being
inducted into the army, haa been hon
orab i y discharged, but is thinking of |
re _enlisting. He will remain in Cal-!
Mr. and Mrs. Omar Duckworth ar- !
J. B. Middleton has been trans
jferred from Moscow to San Francisco.
Marion Knox-is still at Moscow await
ing orders and expects to be moved
soon. Both are in the auto mechanics
•branch of the regular army.
ifomia until the winter is past.
Arthur Potter has been honorably
discharged from service at Camp :
Lewis and was in town last Thursday
on his way to hi. home at Ola. !
_ !
Ray Baker is home from Camp ;
Lewis, having received his discharge, j
- j
H. L. Barnes, better known as,
"Barney." one of the real "overseas j
service" men, arrived in Emmett this j
week to visit his mother, Mrs. Anna
Barnes. "Barney" was in the Black
foot country and went in the draft
from that place. He has some very ;
thrilling experiences to relate, having ;
taken active part in the Argonne For- j
es t encadrement. The sixth day of
hi?i career m the front lines he was
badly « ound ^ ,n the n * ht ha " d '>"* |
emalned wlth hls com P an > >
longer, getting mto action occasion»
; ly. Att « r * hat he was sent t0 a ,
P'tal and early in November, just be
fore the signing of the armistice, was
invalided home. He landed in New- ■
port News November ... and has
had various transfers smee his ar
rival, being able to see considerable of
the go -* old U. S A He received his
d.scharge December 27, and after a
visit with his people here expects o
return to Salt Lake. Mr. Barnes says
France may be a.l ngnt, especia y »»
to mud, but this country is the p:»ce. ;
the only place, to live.
^ Beutler, who arrived from
^ # few weeks ag0 „ now , t
aw .i tinif his discharge.
^ P ^ ^ ^ w[thm the
City Water Pipes Frozen.
Owing to the cold wave which at

] tacked this section about the first of ,
the year< many residents have found
^j,. wa t e r pipes frozen, causing,
0 end of inconvenience. The city
authorities today instructed the
power company to po*> their elec- J
" ployers will greatly assist re- -
" ®« ldiers by watching the
* Want ad column and employing •
Returned soldiers in Gem coun- ♦
v ty who have not succeeded in T
-• finding employment may insert '9
• situation wanted advertisements
I * in The Index free of charge. Em- '9
•• soldiers whenever practicable.
A_ _
Ked ( rose Membership2335.
The Christmas membership drive re
suited i
year's roll, showing a total member
ship of the entire Gem county chapter
0 f 2335, with an income of dues
amounting to Ï237Û. This chapter, as
y 0 u know, includes Valley county, and
of the figures stated, V'alley county
is entitled to a membership of 594,
with 1608 dues received, and Gem
county alone has a showing of 1741
members, with $1762 income,
ta of War Savings Stamps—the only
war fund which she failed to over
subscribe. The quota was $114,000.
The total amount subscribed is ap
proximately $90,000. This does not
include Thrift Stamp sales, which ap
proximate $3500.
I trie apparatus at work and this they
' did this afternoon, so relief will soon
be given. A small fee will be charged
the water users and the city will bear
the balance of the expense.
in a fair increase over last
Gem county failed to raise her quo
Injuried in Auto Accident
Mrs. Frank Miller, of High Valley,
who underwent an operation for ap-
pendicitis in a Boise hospital a short
time ago, met with an accident yes-
terday. An auto had been engaged
to take her from the hospital to her
aunt's home and while en route the
auto collided with a street car, throw-
the wind-
shield. Her face and head were badly
cut and bruised and the shock was
The extent of her tn-
had not been determined last
very severe.
evening when- news of the accident
reached here.
Warrant Call
Upon presentation at the Bank of
Emmett Saturday, January 9, 1919, I
will pay the following Emmett Irri
gation District warrants:
1918 fund up to and including No.
1914-1915 fund up to and includink
No. 958.
1918-19 fund up to and including
No. 187.
R. B. SHAW, Treasurer.
Blaine Moullon Appointed Manager
in Japan of Big Steel Company
A few weeks ago The Index made
mention of Blaine Moulton's appoint
ment as représentative in Japan of
gan Francisco firm . A letter from
Howard Steward confirms the news
and gives the following particulars,
Howard, it will be remembered, is in
^ nava l ra dio service and is sta
tioned at St . Pau i> 3 Island. Alaska,
where a bi( , wireless plant is located:
..j am jn receipt of a letter from
Jaa B Moulton enroute to Kobe,
Japan . Thinking that a few of
Blaine>s friends would like to hear of
him and his rapid rise j n the comrner
cial world> i will write the case as !
have seen it and as he has written me. |
te For the last year and a half Blaine j
has been m the employ of Thomas j
W. Simmons & Co., exporters °I New
Yor)rcitv and S an
has specialized in the steel work of
this firra and ma de good. Two months
agre hjs manager was called to the
Sew York office and Blaine was put
charge of the stee! department !
when his manager returned and found j
t|w sho wing that Blaine had made he
asked Wm jf he would like to go to :
J#pan . of course the opportunity j
^ selzed at once. Blaine is to be
the auth onzed manager of all
offices in Japan and Kola? is to be
his headquarters; all expenses are
advanced and the salary is one to be
envied by many of our UnitedStates
"This capid rise is one due to thei
sticking-to quality that this young j
man has in him and his steady habits, j
Blaine has studied at nights in the |
night schools of San Francisco
and has been fully able to cope with
the line of business that
anything in
generally arises in big firms like he •
with. These are his own words, J
he writes to me in his last letter:
so awfully bad for an Emmett
High School student,''
j Peak of Epidemic Passed, It Is
Believed—No New Cases
The influenza epidemic is under con
trol; only a few cases are serious; no
new cases are reported today. That
is the situation in Emmett as sum
marized by the board of health. The
county and city boards met Tuesday
and decided to continue the closing
order for another week—to January
The peak of the epidemic is believed
to have been reached yesterday when
38 houses were under quarantine re
strictions. No new cases were re
ported today by Flu Inspector Parks.
Ten cases are due to be released from
quarantine tomorrow, leaving a total
of 28. It is hoped people generally
will continue to exercise care and
caution and whether sick or well, co
operate fully with the efforts of the
authorities to stamp out the disease.
The most desperate case is that of
Duncan Hunter at Frozen Dog ranch.
There a fierce battle is being fought
with death. The tide ebbs and flows.
but if the persistence of those in at
tendance, the skill of physicians, and
the prayers of the sick man's friends
turn the scale, then victory will
As this is writ
crown their efforts.
ten at 4:30. reports are encouraging.
Mr. Hunter is a triflle improved, and
E.K. Hayes and C. L. Gamage, who on
Tuesday volunteered their services in
taking care of the patient, believe he
now has a fighting chance for life.
The interest in his case is so general
that this office has been besieged by
telephone ealls for several days for
of his condition. Mr. Hunter's
news _ mmmu
mother has been summoned from St.
Louis and is on her way here.
Dr. Polly- and Mrs. O. U. Chambers,
who have been seriously ill, are re-
ported on the road to recovery.
Skating is Good
Th« fevers of winter sports
enjoying the rare opportunity of skat
ing. these days, and groups of shaters,
young and old are seen daily hieing to
the several ponds which afford the
winter's delight. Degan's pond has
been turned over to their use and
White Pine also is a popular spot.
In many places -'■rough town the ir
rigation ditches furnish a safe, though
somewhat limited stretch for the
Stores Change Time, Too.
The Emmett stores have agreed to
open at 7:30 in the morning and close
at 5:30 in the evening. On Saturday
the stores will be open until
Boy Loses Two Fingers.
A young son of Mr. and Mrs. Lem
Wilson suffered the loss of the first
two fingers of his right hand Tuesday
when he was struck by an ax in the
hands of his brother, while they were
playing. _
* ,
New (aunty Officers Monday.
The offices at the court house are
as busy as bee hives. c osing up the
year's work to leave a clean slate for
the new officers who take their pfeees
Monday. The Mesdames Alla Bullock
and Ellis Hams are assisting in com
pletmg the recorder s books.
Annual Meeting
Th<? annual meeting of the Gem
Countj . Farm Bureau will be held Sat
urday J an 18, in Emmett. Announce
m J' Q{ program wiu t* made in next
week - s paper. Preparations are be
mad<? a bj)f meetinK pi ace 0 f
metfti Commercial Club rooms.
January 2
January 5
j anuary g
January 7
January S
What the Weather Man Says
Let Weather Ob
How cold was it?
H. T. Davis answer:
. 28
.... 30
•Below zero.
Annual Meeting
The Reed Ditch Company will
t bdr annual meeting at the Anderson
s^hoolhouse. on mile west of Letha,
Saturday, January 25, 1919, from the
b()Ur 0 f j p . m . to 4 p. m.
D. F. BOTT, President
D. J. WAMPLER, Secy.
i 5 -;j
(Mr. and Un. H. B. Muœford in Cald
well Saturday.
A 10-pound baby girl was born to

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