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The Emmett Index
Official Paper
* of
Gem County
Official Paper
Gem County
NO. 23
Interesting Letters from
Boys at Home Camps
and Abroad.
From "The Boy."
February 1.—Copy of The Index at
hand tells of the marriage of J.P. Reed
and Miss Breshears, and we have read
of it with interest. Give our best re
gards to both of them.
Last night the non-coms had an-|
other dance at the hospital and we had
a great time. For music we had en
gaged the Marine Jazz band, that is
touring the country, playing for the
soldiers. They were to come here
from Tours, a distance of 50 kilome
ters, and they left Tours at 8 o'clock
the morning of the dance, but didn't
arrive until 11 that night. So I am
beginning to think that the French
railroads are as bad as the Punkin
Vine used to be, if that could be pos
sible. Until the band's arrival music
was furnished by home talent, a violin,
a banjo and the piano, so the dance
was not delayed any on that account.
But they certainly put life into the
dance when they did get here and
made it a huge success. The train
that they came in on also brought 15
new nurses for duty in the hospital
here and they all came to the dance,
they, with the old nurses, the Red
Cross workers and the Y. women,
made it a never-to-be-forgotten occa
sion for us boys. Our commanding
officer was also present, and he was
so well pleased with the dance that the
next morning he called the boys who
were at the head of the affair into
his office and asked them when t.Hey
were going: to have another. Theyj
said they didn t know, but hoped the>
would be allowed to have one again.
He then said: 'Well, how
ington's birthday do ! It did all
right, so we have engageai the Marine
band again for that occasion and are
already planning to make the ne ^ ct
one a far bigger success than the big
success we had with the last one.
I am still busy shipping out the
classified men. Tomorrow morning I
start 81 on their way home,
morning it was 26, and hardly a day
passes but I ship out about 25.
they keep coming in as fast as they go
out, so the hospital is full all the
Col. Clark was up the other day
and told us that we ought to be home
by the first of June, if the plans that
they had went through all right, but
I'll never believe that I am coming
home again until I am safely on the
other side of the Statue of Liberty.
We heard that the 41st Division had
been held up at Brest and that the
whole division was being split up and
they were making them into casual
companies and Would send them home
that way, but I don't know whether it
is true or not.
From Blaine Gilkerson.
Meran, Austria, Jan. 27.—We are
still on our way .to Berlin. I have'
been located here about six weeks.
This is a beautiful city of about 12,000
people and just as dutch as they make
them. The city itself it very much
on the American plan, as it Is more
of a resort than anything alse. We
have somewhere near thirty hotels
and about half of them are large ones.
There are about 8000 Italian sol
diers here now. I have charge of the
physical work here and at present
have charge of the soldiers' house, as
my partner, an American from Alaska,
has gone to Rome and will be gone
about ten days.
It keeps me a little busy now, for
we have reading and writing rooms,
well as a picture show from 6
o'clock until 8 every night. The thing
that does me the most good is the
way the officers and men appreciate
what we are doing for them, and they*
show it by the way they help us.
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It is not hard to get in dutch here
we say in the States sometimes,
for the natives are practically all Aus
trians and Germans. Some can talk
Italian, but will not unless they have
We have found people here that
speak English, due to the fact that
this is somewhat of an international
city. We also have met two Ameri
can families, but I have been giving
them a wide berth, as they appear to
be (»erman, like all the natives, espe
cially a family that you no doubt have
heard of by the name of Stoddard, the
author and writer. He has written
books here since the war against the
allies. He was a little uneasy when
the Italian army occupied this terri
tory and he had good reason to be.
The people hate to admit it, but
they are a lot better off now than
when the Americans were here. 1
W UI say that the Italians are a very
good, kind and considerate people or
they would not treat the people here
the way they do. But'still the natives
do h*tc the Italians and they do lot»
of talking along that liaa, Aa far as
■ concerned there is no compari
son in the people and one can see it
in their looks.
I would appreciate a letter very
much from you or any one of my
friends at Emmett.
Joseph B. Hoyt, a member of a ma
chine gun company, arrived home
Saturday. He was three days out
from port on his way across when re
called after the armistice was signed.
Harry E. Fuller, of Co. C, 116th
field signal corps, arrived Saturday
from overseas. He brought with him
quite a number of souvenirs, includ
ing a gas mask and helmet.
Sergt Lawrence J. Carter, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Carter, bench resi
dents - 14 m ° nths " tba 7f > th aer J al
s e>7>ce squadron, Dorfield flying de
tachment, Arcadia, Fla., and seven
months m the Ltah national guard, is
among the recent arrivals,
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kelley spent a
couple of days in Emmett on the way
to Cascade to visit Mr. Kelley's
mother, Mrs. Laura Kelley. Clyde
has just receded honorable discharge
from the aerial service in an Okla
homa camp.
Russell Sillivan arrived Saturday
from overseas. He was demolized at
Camp Funston, Kan.
Jettie B. Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Hill, arrived at Hoboken March
3 from overseas, according to a tele
gram received by his parents Tues
day. Jettie was wounded in one of
the closing engagements of the war,
but has recovered and is feeling fine.
Eldon McGee arrived home last
week. He was on board ship and three
days out when recalled.
Willis Harrell came over from Me
r j d j an ] as j Thursday evening, accom
pan j ed by his mother, who remained
j un bil Tuesday visiting friends. "Kip"
was a memb er of the Second Idaho,
. bu j. was transferred after reaching
| France and separated from all the
Emmett boys, not seeing one of them
j f rom time he was transferred un
arr j ve( j j n Denver on his way
; bome> anc j then happened to come
i acr0 ss Arch Chambers, who was also
en rou ^ e home. Kip says statements
concerning the conditions at Brest
b a ve not been exaggerated in the least
LieutjWill Hiatt Was in town Sun
day, visiting friends. He was with
an engineer company and saw active
service. When he enlisted he was
sheriff of Boise county.
Earl Graham, who was a member
of Col. Clark's hospital force, arrived
from overseas about 10 days ago and
is at Camp Stuart, Va., awaiting dis
Mr. Porter, who is filling Lee
Forbes' position at the depot during
his absence, is a recently returned sol
dier from Fance, where he saw active
service. He has three brothers in the
service, one of them being in the same
regiment as Jettie B. Hill. Mr. Porter
depot agent at Payette when he
He was the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Hill Sunday.
Harry Peery arrived home yester
day. He has been discharged several
weeks and has been visiting relatives
at Beattie and elsewhere. Harry was
a member of the 366th field artillery
and was within 30 miles of the battle
front when the war stopped. Delay
in getting into action was caused by
being in training to handle the French
75s, which were substituted for Amer
ican guns upon the arrival of the
company in France.
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„ Ma ™>" Knox arrived Tuesday from
; San Francisco on a lo-day leave to
j s j t b js paren t Sj Mr. and Mrs. Deloss
Rnox jj e was a me mber of the S. A.
j T c and later en i ist ed in the regu
| ar serv j ce j s now yard mechanic
; jn {he auto branchj
near Frisco, but
expects to be sent to France soon after
h i s re tur n to camp. J. B. Middleton is
Tom Eggleston and Otto Chambers,
who went to Camp Funston to be de
mobilised, will not return home at
once, but will visit relatives in Mis
souri aud Nebraska for several weeks.
A letter received from Floy Clark
today states that he is at Camp Lo
gan. He says that Howard Cayford
arrived there the day he wrote.
I in the same camp.
Official notification of the death of
James B Highley, a brother of Mrs.
jj alT y Cowan, former Emmett resi
dent has been receiv ed. Mr. Highley
was a member of Co. H, Second Idaho.
A son was born February 27 to Mr.
(and Mrs. Joe Blanc, at the home of
( Mrs. Blanc's sister, Mrs. Carl Peder
The mother was formerly Miss
To Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Gorrong, a
son, an Sunday.
To Hf. and Mrs. Robert Smith,
on Toes d ay. a son.
To Me.-and Mrs. Al Liggett, on
Wednesday, a son.
Edith Chapin and her home is at
Commercial Club Launches Cam
paign for Canning and
Evaporating Plants
lar meeting Tuesday evening and en
Joyed a busy session Considerable
business was transacted, and interest
mg discussions as to local conditions
and methods for proceeding into new
af ^u' W ^ r ac *i, ivities - ,
The Road Committee reported good
progress being made in lines of ira
provenant. Discussion along matters
of industrial growth resulted in the
appointment of a standing commitee—
T. E. Hance and A. L. Berry—for in
vestigation and promotion of canning
and evaporating plants, this commit-1
The Commercial Club held its regu-l
tee also to start the ball rolling for
an early fall festival, fair, or some
similar activity.
It was the consensus of opinion that
the Commercial Club should show a
larger membership, accordingly it was
decided to begin a membership drive,
and on March 18 to give a smoker,
every member to attend and bring a
new member with him. A feed com
mittee, consisting of George Burkhard,
Charles Gamage and Frank Dahlstrom
was appointed
A committee of ladies from the W.
C. T. U. presented the matter of re
establishing a Rest Room, and with
the favorable consideration of the ma
jority, assurance was given of the
moral support of the Club and a com
mittee appointed to assist in the con
tinuation of this convenience, C. A.
West, la Wood and N. Mortenson be
ing named.
Change of Feed Cause of Death of
500 Sheep on Clinton Ranch
The Clinton Sheep Company the
past week has sustained a loss of 500
head of sheep, due to a change of feed.
The sheep died in large numbers for
several days, but prompt measures
were taken to correct the trouble and
conditions are again normal.
The Clinton company has been us
ing a ration of ground alfalfa and mo
lasses, as told a few weeks ago in
The Index. Recently the ration was
changed to a full grain feed in order
to fatten the animals for market.
The change was to sodden.
Instruments Filed for Record for the
Week Ending March 3
Warranty Deeds
Thomas A. and Elvira Johnson to
Merrill Robinson and Louis J. Halver
son, 10 acres in SE% NEM, section
13-6-3 W, lying south of Farmers Co
op. ditch. $500.
Jennié E. and L. I. Myers to Frances
Shaul, WÜ NEU SWU, section 21
6-2 W. »1000.
James A. Dement, Jr., and Helen
Dement to Isabella Judd, lots 13, 14,
15, 16 and 17, block 1,-Davis sub-divi
sion to Emmett. $100.
Geo. W. and Helen Dansley of Bak
er, Ore., to E. Wiley Brown, that part
of lot 1, section 5-6-1 W., south of
Farmers Co-op. canal. $1.00.
James and Elizabeth Renwick to
Kirk Landers, NEU SEU. section 5
6-1 W $6500
E. H. dn aW. C. Investment Co. to
Montour Camp No. 9268, Modern
Woodmen of America, lot 13 in block
4 of Montour. $1.00.
W. E. and Maude ,E. Pierce of Boise
to Fred Bowerstock of Lawrence, Kan.
undivided U int. in WU of SEU, EU
SWU and NWU SWU. section 24-7-2
W. $7500.
Tax Deed—Emmett Irrigation Dis
trict to Andy Little, SU SWU south
of Canyon canal in section 13-7-3 W.
Patent— U. S. to Robert O. Craw
ford, SWU section 15-6-2 W.
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daughter, he is survived by two sons |
Dr. R. H. Greene of Hagerman and
J. E. Greene of Star He had been
a resident of Emmett for many years
and was highly esteemed. The funer
al will be held this afternoon and

Another Veteran Answers Call
Granville M. Greene, a veteran of
the Civil War and a member of the G.
A. R. post of Emmett, died Tuesday
evening at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. H. G. Baker in Boise, of paraly
sis, aged 77 years.
Besides this
burial will be in Morris Hill cemetery
in Boise.
W. C. T. U. Ladies. Attention
There will be a called meeting Tues
day afternoon at the regular hour at
the home of Mrs. A. £. Bird. You are
urged to be present aa matters of ut
most impo rtâte s milt be considered,
aad yon will vite a-part hi something
if yon are absent—Committee.
Make No Defense at Trial—Each
Fined $100 and 90
, E. F. Horine and his stepson Clar
ence Hawes, arrested two weeks ago
for having liquor in their possession,
entered a plea of guilty when brought
before Judge Bryan Monday and each
was sentenced to 90 days in jail and
ieach fined *100. Sheriff Klepper took
the men to Caldwell Tuesday after
( noon and placed them in the Canyon
county jail. .
The liquor found in their possession
was of the moonshine brand and fed
eral officials have instructed Sheriff
Klepper not to destroy it. It is be
lieved the stuff was manufactured in
the upper country and government
agents will endeavor to break up the
Walter E. Womack vs. Lea Womack,
The regular court term will open |
Monday morning, March 17, at 10
o'clock. A jury of 25 men has been
ordered. The following cases have
The district court also heard the
following divorce cases:
Mary J. Caldwell vs. John F. Cald
well. Granted.
Priscilla Moore vs. Francis Moore.
John D. Little was granted final
naturalization papers and he is now
a full pledged American citizen.
been set:
March 17—Ernest Noble vs. John
March 18—Geo. Tregaskis vs. J. W.
March 19—Geo. A. Sprague vs. D.
A Thornack
March 20—A. A. Flesher vs. Geo.
Marcia 21—John Mills et al vs. C.
J. Fuller et al.
Council Proceedings
The city council met Monday night.
Walter Crabtree was appointed day
marshal to succeed Kirk Landers, re
signed. A reassessment of the grad
ing and graveling district in th«
amount of 2 cents per front foot, to
make up a deficiency of funds, was
Caldwell Wins Prize
Mayor R. E. Rose, representing the
City of Emmett, and B. B. Davis, rep
resenting Commercial ' Club, went to
Caldwell Tuesday to meet with the
Odd Fellows Home board and present
Emmett's offerings regarding the lo
cation of the State Odd Fellow's
Horae. Mrs. Stokesbury, who has been
appointed a member of this board by
the Grand lodge, was also in attend
ance, and in company with other mem
bers of the board had spent a couple
of days viewing various sites offered
by Boise, Nampa and Caldwell. The
proposition of Caldwell gained the
greatest favor and was accepted, ac
cordingly, the construction will soon
commence. The work of Mayor Rose
and Mr. Davis in presenting Emmett's
proposition was complimented in the
highest terms by members of the
board, and if an earnest, straightfor
ward proposition-had been the decid
ing factor, Emmett would no doubt
have 1 -n the location of this insti
Aircraft for Business Purposes
The Caldwell Tribune contains the
following concerning the airplane as
a business vehicle: "One man in Cald
»«11 is convinced that the aeroplane
>* practical in ordinary' business. That
man ,s Mr B - M - Holt. Mr. Holt, head
of the Holt Seed company, recently
returned from France where he natur
had an opportunity to see the var
ious aircraft in daily work. He be
«> me convinced that aircraft is practi
'-al in commerce where the business
extensive and transacted at many
points. The Holt Seed cor^any has
taken up commençai aeroplane with
a number of the big companies especi
ally the Haviland people. The com
pany plans to buy two aeroplane an <l
use them in their every day business.
Mr. f. L. Lilly informed The Tribune
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condition of Judge Isaac F. Smith as
most alarming and little Hope « en
pertained for his recovery. He has
been growing weaker for several days
and the members of the family
all be summoned to his bedside. He
Monday that the company was mak
ing a serious investigation of aircraft
from a commercial standpoint."
Judge Smith Very Low
The Signal regrets to report the
■may yet rally and it is our sincere
hope that he may do so and live for
many more years of usefulness—
Weiser Signal.
Tails Were Trimmed.
Last week during the absence of his
mother in Boise, Master Charles Bever
was the guest of tain aunty Mrs. A. E.
Bird. The young man startled his
aunt one day by the question, "who
cut off your goldfishs' tails." "Nobody,
I I guess," said Mrs. Bird. "Oh, yes
I they did, come and see," said Char
les. Going to the aquarium, sure en
ough there they were swimming
gracefully about, but tailless—and
Charles is still looking for informa
i tion as to who performed the opera
tion. One af the patients succumbed.
but the other is doing nicely,
shed its tail will it, like the tadpole,
become a frog ?
Celebrates Birthday
March 16 marks the first anniver
sary of the opening of the Cash Bazar
in Emmett, and will be celebrated by
this, firm in a way whereby the man
agement hopes to demonstrate to its
patr ons its appreciation of the suc
ce3 a which their patronage has made
possible. This will be done in a man
ner specified on another page. F. D.
Bowen, local manager of this estab
lishment. came into Emmett with a
v j ew t0 making it his home and being
a part of the community, and forth
with has shown a live interest in civic
matters. His success thus far is
therefore a matter of well founded
pride, and will no doubt continue.
t In Quarantine
A case of small pox developed in
Emmett last week, the patient being
Mrs. C. B. Taylor, who is here from
Denver to spend a few weeks with her
cousin. Miss Roseberry, commercial
teacher in the High school. Every pre
caution was taken from the moment
j it was discovered, and as a further
precautionary measure. Miss Margaret
Cupp, who was rooming in the Fair
child home, where the case developed,
is remaining from her school duties,
pending possible contagion. The strict
est quarantine has been observed and
no spread of the disease is anticipated.
Mrs. R. M. Burlingame is filling Miss
Cupp's position during her absence,
and Miss Lois Yeck is taking care of
Miss Roseberry's classes,
Snow Stops Road Work.
; Arthur Potter, a forest ranger, who
has been employed on road work on
the South Fork, was obliged to al.an
don the i ob on account of deep sn-w
and came to Emmett for a day or two
en rûu tc to his home at Ola. Sir. Pot
ter is one of the recently returned
The farewell reception held at the
Creswell home Tuesday afternoon in
honor of Mrs. Jenkins was pleasantly
entertaining, with a good attendance.
Mrs. Polly, as leader, handed a sort
article on foreign work to Mrs. Jen
kins, to be read later. Not being edu
cated in the foreign language, and
considering some of the words in the
clipping "impossible," Mrs. Jenkins
when called upon to read surprised
the audience by quite a lengthy and
original compliment to Mrs. Polly as
our past president, who had served
faithfully some four years. The pro
gram was as follows:
Order called by Mrs. Barbor, presi
The 13th chapter of 1st Cor., Mrs.
Prayer, Mrs. Finley.
Song, "Some Glad Day."
Scriptural response to roll call.
Business meeting and conference
about reopening the Rest Rooms.
Mesdames Baetky, Bird and Lockett
were appointed as a committee to ask
co-operation from the Commercial
Club in regard to the Rest Room.
The subject for the afternoon was
"Glimpses of our World-wide Work"
Clippings from the Union Signal were
read by the following Mesdames Ida
Shaw, Landers, Barton, Barbor, Polly,
Lockett, Fest, Badley. Bird, Beatkey,
Finley, Barbor, Lytle, Mordon and
Remarks by Mrs. Polly on the com
ing "Jubilee Drive."
Two readings by Mrs. Barton:
"Hullo" by Sam Frost and "Dual" by
Eugene Field. ,
Song, "Blest be the Tie that Binds,"
accompanist Mrs. Ida Shaw.
Benediction, Mrs. Barbor.
Tea and cake was served during the
social hour.
'. t h a t be wb o gave his life that we i
; m j„ht live in peace, shall find it again,
that wg wi „ renew our fideHty to the
| order hg , oved . that his vacant chair
will remind us that another has drop
ped from our circle.
Resolved, That our order teaches
! the hope of immortality and leads us |
to dwell on the beautiful traits in
human nature; that it assures us that j
ld#n chain that binds U s in life!
b e severed in death.
Resolved> That our hearts K „ out
| jn ten(Jer th for the bereaved,
while we fondlv cherish the mem .
Qry Qf Qur ()epart( ^ brother we w jll
not forget the ones that he loved.
Resolved, That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to Mrs. Kuckku and
that the same be spread upon the
records of this lodge.
Emmett Lodge No. 448, Loyal Order
of Moose of the World.
Whereas, Our brother, William H.
Kuckku, gave his life while fighting
for his country in a foreign land; be it
Resolved, That while we mourn the
absence of one we prized, we know
White clover for lawns or pasture,
Emmett Feed Mila.
Farmers from Buhl Investing
Heavily in Emmett Farm
The rush of farmers from the Twin
Falls tract, especially from Buhl, re
minds the old timer of the time when
the Palisaders of Colorado took the
country. Of course, there is lacking
the excitement and the boom and the
abnormal price of land, as well as the
speculation, which is gratifying. Many
farms and tracts of land on the bench
have been purchased by these people.
A large delegation came in Saturday
and are making investments and more
They are enthusiastic
are coming,
over the country. The beauty of the
whole thing, is the new comers are
practical farmers who have made a
success in the Twin Falls country.
They have come to make their homes
here, attracted by the superior cli
matic conditions, as well as the at
tractive surroundings for the home
M. C. Fuller, a brother in law of
Mr. Nefzger who recently moved here
from Twin Falls, has purchased the
Phelan property in the northeast part
of Emmett and has moved in.
W. S. Sinclair was up from Falk to
day looking about with a view to lo
cating nearer Emmett.
A. J. Malmstrom is building a new
house on his ranch south of town and
will move there next week.
William Burgess who recently came
here with his family from Sheridan,
went to Meridan to visit his un
cle. John Blake, for a few days. Mr.
Burgess has purchased the ranch pro
perty of Mrs. Hannah Gerhart and
expects to occupy it very soon.
Porter, and family who have been liv
ing there are moving into the Lytle
Are Clannish Set
Employes of the M & M Garage
would appear to be taking possession
of East First street. R. McDonald,
foreman, has rented the Amelia De
Clark house; S. L. Rowe has moved
into one of the Ed Stanley houses a
couple of blocks beyond; W. R. Skiff
takes the other Stanley house close
by. With W. H. Madden the proprie
tor occupying his new home, when
completed, on east Main street, and
David DeClark living at the corner of
Main and Johns Ave., the M & M is
pretty well represented in that section
of Emmett.
Red Clover seed, state tested, at
Emmett Feed Mills.
Weekly Program
"Johanna Enlists"
featuring Mary Pickford
"Mixing Sweethearts"
"Deace Duncan"
with Wm. Desmond.
Huns and Hyphens"
2 Reel Comedy
MARCH 9-10
"City of Dim Faces"
featuring Sessue Hayakaws
"The Cook"
Fatty Arbuckle's latest comedy
Paramount Feature
Harold Lloyd Comedy
Lure of the Circus"
Episode No. 2
"Her Body in Bond"
featuring Mae Murray
"Boy Scouts to the Rescue"
A big special Boy Scout feature
Official War Review

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