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The Emmett Index
PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO EMMETT, GEM COUNTY, IDAHO. THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR 1919. NO. 17 Our J NEWS OF OUR SOLDIER BOYS Interesting Letters from Boys at Home Camps and Abroad. From Wm. Murray Dee. 7—To Miss Ha Toul, France Moulton: I will drop a line to let you know that I am still kicking, but as the time draws near for me to go back to the U. S. A. I get powerful anx Sunny France is getting too 10US. blustery and muddy for me, and I want to, blow my own bogle a while. I bet I blow pay day call at least a week. Well, I had better tell you some of On the 29th of Scp my experiences: tember I got shot, not half shot, but shot. I tried to check a bullet with my helmet, but instead of that it checked me, and as the boys were carrying me out they ran into a trap and it was for him self and the devil The stretcher bearers every man for us all. parted and left me all alone and so helpless I was that I could not crawl, for my legs were paralyzed. But, say, good luck did come in a very accept able time even though it was the enemy that found me, which somewhat frightened me at first, me a helping hand and three of them took turns about carrying me on their backs to a distance of about two kilo meters to the first aid, which was large shell proof I lay in'there I guess two They gave away down Jn dug out. days, though I had no way telling in I was laying on an old lousy, there. dirty, bloody 1914 mattress made of j j did sawdust, without anything over me. I had a raincoat, but they took that from me, and as I had had nothing to eat for about two days I was very I tried to tell them hungry, indeed. I wanted something to eat, but they could nix eompree; I wanted a drink I tell you then was but nix eompree. when I would have liked to have seen After a long time they I call it a slab mother. brought me a slab. Because it was made of sawdust. not kidding, it actually did have sawdust in it, and what they called it meant the same as bread, wish to God at that time that the bul let had been a little lower, for I thought starvation had set in. Fin ally, I heard some Jerry say Amerikon partee and they put me in an am bulance, then I went to a hospital where they gave me a bowl of what they called the same as we call soup and another small Hlab. there six or eight days. There was another American there to my great delight. Hs had a leg shot off. He said that we were up against the real thing, for he had been there for some time and they had done nothing for Well, I was there for six or am I stayed him. ■eight days. They changed my band age quite regular, but never offered to wash the blood off my face and hands; I was blood from head to foot. Then they sent me to Germany to a prison hospital. There was an Eng lish doctor there who set me on my feet, and as for eats I got a large .March. I didn't open it, but put it up on the shelf to save it for Christ mas, and now I am sorry that I did. for the boys in the office have swiped it and hidden it some place, and it is very doubtful if I see it again. But at least it is a sure thing that if I do it again it won't be until Christ mas morning, so it is bound to be a rhristmas box all right. The other boys have also received their boxes and we have been growing fat on fruit cake and all kinds of candy. As my box will probably be the only one left by Christmas day it will be very little that I will get, for the boys will and should demand a share in ex change for the big portions of theirs that I have helped to eat. We are going to have a pretty nice Christmas in camp. The Red Cross has been busy and have secured a big b«x from our old stand-bye, the Red Cross, each week—food and clothes— and believe me I had begun to need clothes, for mine had about all parted. They had even taken my shirt; but in spite of all, with the aid of the Red Cross and the English doctor, I lived ana am going to still live and I will be eating eats while the Jerrys are still drinking soup and eating saw dust and wearing wooden legs. From "The Boy" December 22—My Christmas pack age has arrived. I was so surprised ■when it was handed to me that I did not know what to do, for it certainly was not expected before the first of see supply of Christmas decorations and every ward and every room is decorat ed with holly and mistletoe and the Christmas colors. Of course we like the mistletoe best, for we have lots of, pretty nurses here and it is a great pleasure to spend all our spare time in the wards, for mistletoe, nurses and soldiers make a great combination. The Red Cross will also have a big Christmas tree, so Dame Rumor has it, and there will be a Christmas pres ent on the trees for each and every soldier in the hospital, both patients and personnel. One of the boys said that the Red Cross has received a shipment of 50,000 pounds of candy for the hospital, but as there are only about 1400 men here now, that seems hardly reasonable, so we have cut the rumor down to two pounds a man, as we figure that is about what we can eat at one time without getting sick. The Red Cross has also seen to it that we have our turkey dinner, and as we have the best cooks in France in the hospital, and we are not confined to the war rations that you folks at home have to adhere to, I feel certain that the Skinner dinner back there in Ida ho won't be a bit better than what we are going to have. But just the same I would give anything to stick my feet in the Skinner house on Christmas day, with my mess kit in my hand and pass it around the table for helpings, then go out doors, put the laden mess kit on the wash bench and enjoy myself by shoveling it down before it gets cold. At last we know when we are com ing home, for nuw we have the straight dope. Col. Clark was over to see the chief of staff the other day and he was told that the 41st division would be assembled inside of thirty days and then sent home, all but the quartermaster's corps and Camp Hos pital 26. Another report says that we will leave eight months from now. This morning one of the boys told us we would be on our way by the first of January, so we take our choice and believe the one we like the best. I nearly forgot to tell you that the non-coms of the hospital are going to have a big dance Christmas week. There are about 50 non-coms in the hospital and Col. Clark has given us permission to use the big dental in firmary for a dance hall.. The nurses have all promised to come, beaucoup money has been collected, committees are hard at work and it promises to be a big success. It will be the first dance 1 have been to since leaving Emmett. METHOD OF TREATING FLU Used in 500 Cases Without a Single Mortality The following article from a lead ing medical journal was sent to The Index by a well known and successful Idaho physician, who believes it should be given to the public for the benefit of those afficted with influenza who may not be able to secure a physician. No one, however, should fail to call a physician if one is within reach. The article follows: "In a paper read at the Douglas Park branch of the Chicago Medical Society, Dr. A. J. Croft described a method of treatment employed in 500 cases of influenza without a single death. It consists in complete rest in bed fer at least five days; daily flush ing of the bowels with Saline Laxative or Pluto Water; restriction of food, none being given at all for the first 48 hours; and abundance of hot drinks, such as hot lemonade or weak tea; a warm sponge bath two or three times a day; avoidance of depressing drugs, such as opiates and phenacetin, and the restriction of the amount of salicy lates. "The medicinal remedy principally relied upon is Calcidin (Abbott), j which is given in one-grain does every j three hours, in association with so dium salicylate, three grains. As a counter-irritant a mustard plaster is applied to the chest. Strychnine is employed when indicated. When the temperature has returned to normal, the sodium salicylate is discontinued, but the Calcidin is continued." The Idaho doctor referred to warns those who follow the above directions to consult a physician regarding tak ing of strychnine before using it. High School Teacher Resigns M. J. Clapp, teacher of science in the High school, has resigned and leaves this week for his home at Burns, Ore., to take up industrial work. Supt. Goodwin will have charge of his classes until another teacher can be sec «red. ICE GORGES IN RIVER DYNAMITED . Sixty Feet of Canyon Canal Flume Demoblished by Squaw Creek Break-Up Chinooks and warm rains, which broke up the cold snap of nearly a month, gave the Payette river the flu and also the jim jams. The ice, which had formed from 10 to 12 inches thick, broke up Friday night and made so much noise that Jim Steward who lives just north of the bridge, could n't sleep. Saturday morning huge chunks of ice were standing on edge, aslant and every which way, as if an earthquake had had a spasm, then got cold feet and quit. The south channel of the river just below the bridge was gorged and all the water thrown into the north channel. Fears were en tertained that Riverside might be flooded, such possibility, the mill authorities spent considerable time and effort Saturday and Sunday in blasting, thereby^ opening the channel. The river banks were crowded with curious spectators during the process, as it was quite an interesting sight. Var ious reports went out as to the real purpose of the dynamiting, but have it from Manager Jpnes that it was purely a precautionary measure. So far as we can learn, no damage was done by the rising water. At the Steward & VanDeusen feeding yards, where about 2500 head of sheep and 500 head of cattle are being fed, the water backed up strewing chunks of ice about the yards, but no special addition To forestall any we damage or inconvenience resulted. An ice gorge has formed just above the Letha bridge, and it is Being con stantly watched so as to be prepared to guard against damage in case it be come damgerous. Flume Crushed at Squaw Creek Sixty feet of the Canyon canal flume was demolished by the ice going out of Squaw creek. The huge ice cakes carried everything before them and the supports of the flume were swept away as if they were straws. The damage will be repaired as soon as the material can be secured. Officials Bonded at $57,000 The total amount of bonds required of the county officials is $67,000. S. O. Zachman, who manages to carry the bulky title of treasurer, ex-officio tax collector and public administrator, leads the list with $12,000. Church, who comes next in both title and amount, is bonded for $5000 as auditor and recorder and $6000 as clerk of the district court. The others are: Sheriff Klepper, $10,000; Asses sor McGowan, $5000; each of the Com missioners, $5000; Superintendent of Schools Reed, $2000; Coroner Brown, $2000; Surveyor Knowles, $2000. The district court judges pass upon the bonds of the probate judge and prose cuting attorney, hence their bonds are not yet on file. Geo. Ice Company Incorporates. Articles of incorporation were filed 1 I Clarence Morehouse has resigned his position as clerk in the postoffice to return to farm life and Irvin P. Davis has been transferred from the last week by the Emmett Ice Com pany of Boise, with a capital stock of $15,000. The directors are A. P. Pet erson. E. S. Senser.ig, H. K. Eagleson, P. Congdon, C. E. Winstead. This does not mean another ice company for Emmett, but a continuation of A. P. Peterson's business by the Boise Cold Storage Company, Mr. Peter son having transferred his holdings to that concern. It is quite probable that a cold storage plant will be in stalled here. Mr. Peterson will man age the Emmett business, we are pleased to say. I New P. O. Clerk Caldwell oflce to succeed him. Mr. and Mrs. Davis have taken the Colonial. Mrs. Davis is a sister of Davis Hunter at Bramwell. rooms in j Buy Model Fruit F'arm. Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Matthiesen, who have conducted the Model Fruit farm since the departure of its owner, Mr. H. S. Hopper, have recently pur- j chased the place, family are located at Twin Falls. Mr. Hopper and To Build Bungalow Geo. W. Knowles has given tract for the construction of a modem 6-room bungalow on lots adjoining Mrs. Newby's residence on Second street. Excavation will begin as soon as the frost is out of the ground. - a con PROFITABLE CROP IS BROOM CORN ■ j ! - Market Price is Now Above $ 400 —Is Hardy and Thrives j on Dry Land "When it is considered that broom corn is one of the most profitable crops that can be raised on a farm, j the wonder is that more of it is not ! raised in this section of Idaho." Thus : spoke G. W. Driscoll, the broom ! manufacturer, this morning when The Index man dropped into his factory to admire the excellent brooms he is turning out. Mr. Driscol is making a success of his broom factory. Merchants here and in neighboring towns grab up his brooms as fast as he can make them. But he has to buy his brush in Kansas City, and it costs him the amount of the freight more than it ought. He pays from $400 and upward per ton for the product. In a year the amount he pays out for brush runs into a tidy sum, all of which might just as well be kept in Gem county as to send it off to Kansas City and kiss it good bye, for not a cent ever comes back into circulation here. He himself planted 20 acres on dry land las: season and then went away and forgot about it. When he came back in the fall he cut off six tons. Of course, that was a small yield, but what could one expect after neglecting the field as he did? But it was worth in cash $2400. With proper cultiva tion, the yield should have been dou bled and even trebled, coll remarked: "Do you know of as As Mr. Dris profitable a farm crop?" It is especi ally adapted for dry land. It is a drouth resister. It will do well under irrigation, but it must be planted thick or the brush will be too rank. Mr. Driscoll would like farmers to grow enough at least to supply his de mand. There is always a good market for a good grade. He has a supply of seed and will be glad to instruct grow ers as to seeding and cultivation and harvesting. - NEWS OF SOLDIERS Mrs. Clare Shane is rejoicing in the receipt of a letter from her hus band stating that he will leave Camp Lewis today and arrive in Emmett tomorrow. Harold McCool, recently discharged from service in the United States Navy, returned home Wednesday. Harold has been across, having been on the water 11 months. He was in Bordeaux, France, the day the armis ice was signed, and states that it is a never-to-be-forgotten date, town went wild. The Irving Chapman arrived from Camp Lewis last Monday with his discharge from the government service and is now home to stay, and is employed at his old job with the Idaho Power Company—Payette Enterprise. Claude Demasters has been released from Army service and arrived home Maurice Lundv of Boise accom panied Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Maxfield if; - D . , . „ .. . home from Boise last Fj.day, remain mg over night as their guest. Mr. Lundy has recently returned from •France where he was in active service several months, going thru the battles of Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood and others - He was wounded, though not seriously, passed, and shell shocked, an< ^ ex P er *ences would fill a book. ^ as a won( ierful collection of relics. Among the trophies is an Iron Cross which he removed from a fallen Hun. from Camp Fremont, Cal., last week. Marion Knox has been transferred to SanFrancisco from Moscow and happily both he and J. B. Middleton have been assigned to the same com They are pany in the regular army, in the auto mechanics branch. Word has been received here that James Kesseler was killed in France. Two of his brothers fell victims of the The Kesselers moved from influenza, Emmett to Nebraska several years ago. A recent letter received by F red West from his son, who is an appren tice seaman in the navy and stationed at Bremerton, states that he has been given the choice of making a trip across the ocean and then deciding whether he desires to enlist for a term of years or coming home at once. He has decided to take the trip. Among the experience« of his train ing life he relates that one cold night ( at 2 o'clock the entire company was aroused from their sleep by the dan- ! ger signal. Without waiting to dress the middies clambered from their quarters clad in their underclothes and buckling a life belt around them |as they went. Arriving on deck they were ordered overboard and everyone took a header into the water. It was a cold bath, but is a part of the rigor ous training the boys are given. The young man, however, enjoys the life. Mr. and Mrs. George Rinker on Tuesday received a telegram from their son Luke, stating that he had arrived from overseas and was feel- j ing fine. Luke was numbered among of the "severely wounded" in the casual ty list several weeks ago. Boise Riggs, Jr., arrived Friday from Camp Lewis and is home to stay, much to the joy of his family.relatives and friends. The life of a soldier seems to have agreed with him, as he is fat and the picture of health. Emmett Woman Honored Quite a delegation of Odd Fellows and Rebekahs from the local lodge attended the grand lodge ses sions in Boise this week, and report very interesting meeting, despite the somewhat small attendance dues flu conditions. This was the post poned meeting which should have oc curred in October, and as matters of importance were pressing, it was though best to convene at this time. Favorable action was taken on imme diate construction of the Odd Fellows Home at Caldwell. The trustees were instructed to select and purchase a site at once, the one donated by Cald well being unsuitable. Mrs. Lanktree was elected as president of the Re bekah assembly. Those attending from here were Mrs. Kirk Landers, delegate; Mrs. Cynthia Stokesberry, past grand president; Mr. and Mrs. at Ray Newcomer, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lanktree, Mr. Lanktree being a dele gate from the Middleton lodge, Char les Gamage and Ed Reed. Tax Payments Broke Record County Treasurer Zachman closed the books yesterday for the receipt of taxes and delinquent notices are now being sent out. He reports that the total amount collected this year is more than $100,000 and is nearly $30, 000 in excess of the collections this time last year. There are 200 more taxpayers this year than in any previ ous year. NOTES OF FARM BUREAU The annual meeting has been post poned until February on account of the flu quarantine. Another attrac tion has been added to the program in John Obendroff of Parma, who will gi^e his experience in the rotation of crops, in which he has been very successful. County Agent Berry has enlisted eight farmers to plant pure seed wheat of one variety—the Dicklow—and it is hoped to raise enough this year to supply seed for a large acreage next year. The plan is to make a specialty of one variety, as better prices and a better market can be obtained if one variety is raised in large quantities The average yield in this section is 18 bushels. Mr. Berry hopes to bring „ , • , | ^ COUnty 3 ^ t0 V mUch higher mark. This variety is for ir L ^ landa _ I For the dry land farmer. Mr. Berry! L intrüducin)r the Early Bart variety, j This j s a j, ood milling wheat and has ' be en Krown w j t h mU ch ■ Camag Prairie, where Mr. Berry procuri ng seed. Yields as high as 50 bushels per acre were recorded there j as t sea son. than if many kinds were raised. The seed comes from Buhl, and the variety is highly recommended by the Buhl farmers who have recently bought Emmett farms. One of them. | on ( b e i ower end 0 f the bench, the past season ra ised 38 bushels to the acre. Hall, on success These things will be discussed at the annual meeting, and many others of value to the farmer. County Agent Berry is doing good work; he has the bureau well organized, good results ;are a ]ready seen; better ones will fol | ow ; n a cumulative ratio, Attend : this annual meeting, reap the benefit • of the. information that will be dis i 1 j seminated in the excellent program,^ i in the views exchanged and the dis cussions that will ensue. It will do | ! you good. For Postmaster at Pearl An examination for postmaster at ' Pearl will be held in Emmett Saturday I and will be conducted by Postmaster! Riggs. TWO WANT O'QUINN CHILD V\ isdom of Solomon Necessary to Settle Controversy Be tween Two Grandparents The following article, taken from tbe Salmon City Recorder, tells the story 0 f an unusual controversy and e(?a | m i x . up ; n tbe estate of the late Jack Oquinn, which the Recorder serts, will require the wisdom of a Solomon to untangle. Jack Oquinn, it will be remembered, died at Salmon City of influenza. His wife followed him a few hours after ward, as did also an infant child. The three were brought here for burial. Bright, winsom Pat Oquinn, 2 years old, is the only survivor of the fami ly. The Recorder's article tells the rest of the story; Mrs. LeRoy Myers came to Sal mon on Wednesday from Emmett. On the way to this city Mrs. Myers met the father of the late Jack O'Quinn who was coming to this city on the same mission that brought her here. "My son and his wife died there not long ago," Mr. O'Quinn was saying, "and I am going to take charge of a little two-year-old boy they left. My home is in Missouri." "Why," Mrs. Myers rejoined, "I am going after that boy too, having been requested by his maternal grandpar ents to do so." And so it happened that little Pat O'Quinn found himself a child very much sought from having only stran gers to look after him since the death his parents in the flu attack in Sal mon more than a month ago. Mr. O'Quinn, the paternal grandfather, and Mrs. Myers, who used to live as hvil at where she knows the little fellow's maternal grandparents, had come af ter the child. Mrs. Myers had known little Pat's mother since early child hood. Mr. O'Quinn offered an easy solu tion of the problem presented by say ing that the child should be taken to Emmett and that both himself and Mrs. Myers should go along with him, the custody of the orphan to be deter mined after they got there. He said he had not been advised of the death of his son nor of his wife until a post office report came to him from a par cels post shipment of Missouri sy rup from his son and which the re port said could not be delivered. The postmaster went on to tell of the calamity that had overtaken the fam ily for whom the syrup had been in tended as a Christmas present. The old gentleman lost no time in start ing for Salmon. He found his little grandson a beautiful child, well cared for and now in good health, fully re covered from the same attack that had taken his parents. Since the child was bereft of parents he had been placed in the care of Mrs. M. C. Man full, whose daughters and Miss LeRue Ramey had given all the attention that any boy could wish to have for his health and happiness. His father belonged to the Salmon national forest forces. A change in program came about this morning with the designation of the public administrator to look after the affairs of the estate in this coun ty. County Treasurer Gailbreath will assume this duty as pertaining to his office. This change, after an admin istrator had already been appointed Emmett, caused still another change with respect to the custody of the child, the grandfather having de home taking the baby with him on the next train out. It will take some of the renowed wisdom of Solmon to settle all this controversy, if, as seems to be the cast, there are contentions to arise as bfetween the two sets of grand parents. In the first place it is claim ed as a fact that the husband died B** 4 - *, f B °; t * le *| eirs Ff 16 wife, who died afterward, would be come the heirs of the estate without question and entitled to its admmis ^ration. And this, it would seem, ac cording to legal opinion at this stage of the case, would carry with it the X wSuwÄurte' be" the 'nattai ho j r 0 f a u tb e es tate as the only sur is'said, left liberty bonds and cash to the amount of about $1.000. besides 1 ' The father, it is vivor of the family. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS M rs . W. E. Sheets has sold his ranch pr operty at the edge of town, on John's avenue to M. C. Fuller of Twin Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Fuller expect to move here very soon. W. C. Thielke of Meridian has pur chased the W. A. Byers 40 acres on the bench. Market Day A market sales day will be held Saturday afternoon. Colonel Barn ard announces that a wagon, harness and a lot of household goods have been listed, but there is room for more . Glenn Wilson spent Sunday with home folks.