'TWAS AN EXCITIN'
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We were getting
pillow at night,
farther and farther into the danger
xone and still nothing but the battle
ship to guard us. Those were the
days that we spent all our time look
ing out of the portholes, hoping to see
the fleet of destroyers that were
come to meet ds. But day after day
none showed up—nothing in sight but
the cold, cold sea, and it looked colder
and blacker every turn of the wheel.
Christmas eve., just at dark, two
blasts of the siren were blown and all
the ships stopped. Three blasts meant
to abandon ship, so after the second
blast we held our breath for about—
one hour it seemed. During that wait
between the second blast and the wait
for the third blast, some one got ner
vous and knocked his mess kit from
a top bunk onto the concrete floor.
never heard anything make
such a racket in all my life. We could
actually feel the ship give one gasp,
then sink, and we were all at the bot
tom of the sea! A great silence foU
lowed, and then a stage whisper from
out of the darkness ejaculated, "Mine
Gott, what was that!" The voice was
so scary that it Anally drew a laugh
from the crowd which grew in volume
to a roar as we realized that it was
only a tin mess kit. Reports say that
the blasts from the siren and the
stopping of the ships was due to the
Instruments in the ships showing that
a submarine was within 300 yards of
the vessels, but no one knows except
the ships' officers as to the real facts.
At 8 o'clock that evening full speed
ahead was given and away we went
for the coast of France. Christmas
day, when we awoke, there were the
destroyers, about 30 of them, on all
sides of the ship, the most welcome
sight that ever Uncle Sam gave to
any boy, and more appreciated then
than all the Christmas presents Santa
Claus could bring. The next day the
convoy split up, three transports go
ing to St. Nazaire and four going to
Rrest, our ship going to the latter
port with 16 destroyers.
That day we sighted land and about
11 that morning a large fleet of air
planes came out to meet us and watch
for subs. This was very unusual and
we couldn't account for it until we
joined some of the boys who had gone
to St. Nazaire, and they gave us the
story of their trip. We reached Brest
about 3 that afternoon and remained
in the harbor until the day of the 31st,
when we set foot on French soil, so
we can say that we landed in France
We reached the dock at 10 that
morning and were held there until 3
in the afternoon, when
marched through the city and to the
depot. We were turned loose in small
bunches and allowed to go up town to
get supper, for we had had nothing
to eat since early that morning and
we were mighty hungry.
Strong drink was not denied us then
as it is now, and many of the boys
thought they could down a big amount
of booze just because it tasted so
weak and went down so easy, but they
found out their mistake.
train pulled out at 9 o'clock that night
and we were packed 40 deep in those
famous French box cars. It was snow
ing, cold as blazes, all doors and win
dows shut, no one allowed outside to
get exercise or warm up, and there
stayed, eating corn wooley and
hard tack and just barely keeping
from freezing to death. So you can
imagine what a welcome sight it was
when we reached I-aCortine late in
the afternoon of the second day, and
were marched to the big stone bar
racks and assigned to warm rooms,
with a fire in each room, a cot to
sleep on, cold, tired, hungry, down
hearted and dirty. IaCortine is lo
cated near Clermont Province.
But still our hardships were not
for Uncle Sam had a mighty
small supply of eats on hand that
winter and for weeks and weeks we
lived on nothing but cold beef and
hardtack. It was a great day when
first had bread; it was a great day
whea we received a shipment of beans
and it was a greater day when we had
fresh beef for dinner. But it all came
gradually, and kept getting better and
better all the time, until this spring
had plenty of everything. But the
boys who were in France during the
winter of 1917-18 will never forget it.
A few days later the bunch who
had gone by way of St. Nazaire joined
us and we heard the story of their
About 10 o'clock a. m. of the
day they left us they were attacked
by a submarine and after a running
fight got the sub, and a few minutes
later they were surrounded by air
planes, as we were, the airplanes hav
ing come out in response to a wire
The 13th of this month
our two service stripes, for our time
is dated from the day we left the
territorial waters of the U. S. We
has* done nothing this week in the
evenings except gather around some
warm Are and tell yarns of the com
ae*! «tante in oar Journey, of the
mmmj fuaay tillage that h app w ad and
Abstract of Governor Davis
Favors organization of the state council of defense as a permanent
body, officially recognized, to be called into action and dismissed by the
governor as emergencies anise and subside.
Advocates permanent memorial for Idaho soldiers and insists on
employment for returning soldiers.
Urges that English only be spoken at public assemblages and
taught exclusively in the grade schools.
Asks ratification of the national prohibition amendment.
Favors national equal suffrage.
Advises a wise constructive policy of employment and state and
community development in highway work, building, reclamation, etc.
Asks co-operation with the federal government in education, agri
culture, roads and water measurements.
Urges completion of the capitol building and asks Boise to. pro
ceed, in that event, with program to make its surroundings a civic
Points out that there is no budget-making machinery at present
and suggests that study and preparation of a budget be made the
duty of some official directly responsible to the governor.
Recommends reorganisation of land board- and fish and game
department; a better system of accounting for departmental fees;
consolidation of departments to avoid duplication of effort and lack
of co-operation and to fix responsibility.
Favors organization of state constabulary.
Urges increase in supreme court membership.
Favors the short ballot.
Urges that the powers of the chief executive be increased to
harmonize with the responsibilities placed upon him by the people,
pointing out that at present he is held responsible for many depart
ments over which he exercises no control. Favors adoption of the na
tional administration plan of organization and the application of
modern business methods.
Urges that the bureau of farm markets be made of practical
benefit to the farmer and especially as to improvement in marketing
conditions, to the end that all receive a fair price.
Recommends rehabilitation of the department of immigration
and labor for the benefit of state growth and the laboring classes.
Urges that the present schedule of compensation for workmen
be increased in m*ny cases.
of the many that were not comical at
The Christmas boxes arrived this
week, or at least some of them did,
and many of the boys in the company
have received theirs,
mine has not arrived ye.t, but I have
Everybody is well in camp and work
still goes on in the usual way. No
news to write about this week, as
things are very quiet over here.
A request goes out from Red Cross
officials that all knitting, finished or
unfinished be turned in to headquart
ers at once, as a report is due Jan. 15
as to materials on hand.
There is urgent need for aid in the
making of refugee garments; the need
is not less since the closing of hostili
ties, but is even more urgent in cer
tain lines. Emmettfs allotment of
sewing is nowhere near completion,
and unless more garments are finished
very soon, we shall fail in this re
quirement. This shipment should go
out within a very short time if it is
to reach the sufferers of the war
swept countries before the winter's
needs are past. Are there not some
who can make more garments at
The aprons which haVb been hang
ing in the Red Cross rooms so long,
should be called for at once, or they
will be sold for nurse service.
By Order of Committee.
Mrs. Ora F. Cronk
Mrs. Ora F. Cronk, wife of Allen
J. Cronk, died Sunday night at the
Canyon Canal camp. She was bom
July 20, 1899. Her age was 19 years,
5 months and 16 days. About three
weeks ago she and her husband went
to the camp to help in the work there.
She was ill about three days with the
flu, and was seemingly improving
when a sudden failure of the heart to
act brought or. death Mrs. Cronk was
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. D.
Salee, who came to Emmett from
Midvale about two years ago. About
a year ago she was married to Allen
Cronk. Her parents now reside at
Payette. Previous to coming to Em
mett the family lived for many years
at Midvale. The deceased Is survived
by her husband, parents and several
brothers and sisters. A brief service
was held at the Bucknum undertaking
parlors Tuesday at 12:30 in charge
of Pastor A. C. I-athrop, and the body
was taken to Midvale for interment.
Mrs. Cronk had many friends and was
highly esteemed by a large circle of
friends She was a member of the
Josephine Evaline Rockwell, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rockwell of
this city, died from pneumonia early
on Monday, aged 2 years, 9 months
and 12 days. The funeral was held
Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the
residence, Pastor A. C. Lathrop offici
ating. In addition to the child's par
ents, there are several brothers and
France« Fort lock
Misa Frances W. Portlock died Mon
day in Boise, where she had made her
home with her parents for some time,
of tuberculosis. She eras the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. St A. Fortlock and
| was born in Emmett January 26, 1896.
She had been an invalid for a num
ber of years, but had made a brave
fight against the disease with which
she was afflicted.
brought to Emmett last evening und
burial was made this morning at 8
o'clock. A short funeral service was
held at the home, conducted by Rev.
F. E. Finley. The deceased is sur
vived by her father and mother and
a sister, Mrs. Barbara Sawyer, whose
home is in Wisconsin.
The body was
Mrs. Margaret M. Oberlin, wife of
A1 Oberlin, died last evening about 6
o'clock of heart failure following in
aged years. She was the
mother of two girls, aged 8 and 10
years. The funeral will be held to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with
services at the Bucknum chapel by
Rev. F. E. Finley.
Mrs. Ray Wallace
Mrs. Ray Wallace, living on the
bench near Central Mesa, died this
morning of pneumonia following in
fluenza. She was a daughter of Mrs.
Fulgham and the mother of fivd small
girls. The husband has been for sev
eral days a sufferer from the same
disease in a Canyon canal camp.
Funeral of Oquinn Family
The bodies of Mr. and Mrs,, Jack
Oquinn and infant child arrived Sat
urday and the triple funeral was held
Sunday afternoon from the Bucknum
chapel, and was one of the moat
pathetic services ever held here.
Within one of the two caskets lay the
remains of the mother with the in
fant child in her arms. The services
were in charge of the Odd Fellows and
Rebekah lodges and consisted of the
beautiful burial ritual of those orders.
The following concerning the sad
death of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Oquinn
and infant is taken from a Salmon
been witnessed during the awful rav
age of the so called Spanish influenza,
but few instances are more pathetic
in the popular appeal than that which
befell the Oquinn family at Salmon.
With the approach of Yuletide, all
were sick in bed. The night before
Christmas a baby was born which died
within 24 hours. Thursday morning,
John Oquinn, the husband and father,
passed away, and at 12:30 Thursday
night, Mrs. Oquinn stepped out into
the night to be with him. All trans
pired so suddenly and fatefully that
neighbors and friends stood helplessly
aghast. Only Pat Oquinn, an infant
boy of 20 months, renin ins of that
respected little family which until two
weeks ago was so happy, so hopeful
and so healthful. Little Pat is being
cared for by Mrs. M. C. Manful, and is
said to l*e getting on well.
'Distressful scenes have
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our thanks to
many friends and the Odd Fellows
and Rebekah lodges for their kind .as
sistance and sympathy at the funeral
of our loved ones, Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Oquinn and baby.—Mr. and Mrs. D.
Palm Sugar Production.
The total palm sugar production of
India Is stated In an authoritative pub
lication to be about 300,000 tons, of
which Bengal produces roughly 100,
000 tons, worth $2,400.000. India's to
tal production of sugar, both from,
cane and palms, is somewhere about
6,(XX)JU0 torn a year,
•stlerwrappers at The Index OMm
You read a good deal about conserving man power,
and the Government is putting many laws in operation
to that end.
You don't hear much about conserving the Woman
Power of the country.
The men should commence at once to conserve the
woman power of the Nation.
Probably the best way to start is to see that every
woman has a Real Range in her kitchen. She is entitled
to the best
Have your wife call at Hawkins Hardware and ex
amine a Real Range. There is only one Best Range
and that is
The Round Oak Chief
They last a lifetime. They do not burn out
They save fuel.
We have sold 'ï'he Round Oak Chief Range for 15
years and during that time not a range has needed a
repair. Call and examine this range. They tell their
Hawkins Hardware Store
Schools Closed for Another Week
Schools will be kept closed for an
other week at least; that is, until Jan.
20. If the influenza situation admits,
school work will be resumed at that
1. hope all pupils will hold on
to their school course and be ready to
start into the work with renewed de
termination when school opens again.
1 think we can still do the most es
sential part of the year's work. We
will omit some of the course that is
not so necessary for promotion to the
next grade, do very little reviewing,
and probably lengthen the school day
slightly. By these means we can go
forward quite rapidly and cover the
major part of the year's work,
all students in the High school and in !
the grades watch for the time of re- j
opening and be in school the very first
day ready for good faithful work.
J. A. GOODWIN, Supt.
Railroads vs. Appendicitis
--Have railroads anything to do with
appendicitis? Does the approach of a
railroad train bring the dread afflic
tion 7 Do the two travel together ?
Those questions are questions that
should be studied by medical societies
and physicians generally. Dr. G. E.
Noggle who has returned to Caldwell
to practice medicine after an absence
of 16 years, says that prior to the
coming of the railroad a case of ap
pendices was never know in Long
Valley; and that hardly had the rail
road reached Smith's Ferry than a
case developed. Dr. Noggle practiced
medicine in the Long Valley country
for 10 years before the railroad ar
rived and he ought to know. Dr.
Noggle does not attribute appendicitis
to the railroads. He does not claim
that there is any relationship between
the two. He cites the facts as curios
ities only—Caldwell Tribune.
Possibly Hadn't Been Irrtroduoed.
Arthur owned a bulldog that he had
been teaching to hunt rats, and when
ever he called out the word to him he
would run frantically to varions
places to scratch. A neighboring
woman was so amused at the perform
ance thnt she wanted to show the
dog's tricks to her son. but to her
repeated call of "rats" the dog only
stood and looked at her. "Oh." said
Arthur coming up at this point, "he
doesn't know yonr rats."
Translated Into English.
All books of the Old Testament
apocrypha, 14 In number, have been
translated Into English, and are In
cluded as apochryphul books In some
editions of the Bible. They were for
merly printed under a distinctive
bending between the Old and the New
Testaments, and In that form can atllf
be found In many old family Bibles.
They are alwuys Included In the ao
called SeptuaglBt. a version of the
used by the Greek ctaurafc.
Produces endurance and endurance pro
duces Success. Success depends greatly
on human health. Wholesome food not
only establishes Health, but it maintains
Vitality essential to daily work.
Are selected according to the above.
They are wholesome, kept cleanly and
represent standard manufacturers.
Choice Teas and Coffees Here
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Phone 189 -J.
W. C. LANGROKE, Propr.
Where They Have Things
We are prepared to practically furnish
home. A very complete line of Furniture, Stoves,
Rugs, Matting, Beds and Mattresses, Kitchenware,
The prices are very reasonable, you will find.
We shall be pleased to show you.
Idaho Furniture & Hardware Co.
J. A. Oeswell, Propr., Union Block. Phone 189 W.
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