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The Emmett Index.
Official Paper
Official Paper
Gem County
Gem County
NO. 24
Interesting Letters from
Boys at Home Camps
and Abroad.
From Anna Campbell.
Dearest Mother: Your letter to
Bess and I came yesterday and it will
be a disappointment to you to know
that we are not together, as Bess has
returned to her ,.ork, and I sent the
letter on to her. She spent most of
her vacation at Nice.
I received the Blue and Gold school
paper, and the New Y'ear resolution
in same by M. L. C. '20 was very good.
It seemed good to read about the
boys and girls at home. And, mother,
1 received an Index—the first one I
have had since coming here. It look
ed so good to me I read everything
it, even to the Durham cow that
Sam Smith had for sale.
We have real snow at last. We
have had summer weather up until
this time, but now feel as though
I were in Emmett on a frosty morn
I will try to describe the ride I take
morning and night. First, we pass
through the business section from
our hotel, then we go through the
gates of Paris out into the country.
Just outside the gates are those real
old fashioned market places; you
know, mother, like those grandmother
told us about. E'or quite a distance
the street is very narrow, with old
dilapidated buildings on both sides.
The very poor people seem to inhabit
this part of Paris. They have tiny
shops, and you see the, real old cob
bler bent over his wooden shoes. Lit
tle children clad in rags, apparently
happy, go romping up and down the
street. They have learned we are
Americans and when we go by they
salute us. We pass old men and
women, some 'very old, pulling carts
full of vegetables for this market
place—really pulling carts with straps
over their shoulders like a harness;
sometimes they have a dog with a
harness and he helps to pull the load.
It was a most pitiful sight to me to
see these old people doing this work,
but it is a common sight here. As we
go on we leave this small village and
start on one long, straight drive along
the most beautiful road one could
The road is cobblestone and
very smooth, and on either side are
two rows of tall trees all the same
height. There is a paved sidewalk
on each side of the road. The trunks
-of the trees up to where the branches
begin are cowered with light green
moss and on a frosty morning look
very pretty. This road extends for
four miles without a bend, and on
both sides of the road are some of
the prettiest meadows, no farm hous
-es to be seen at all, or cattle grazing—
just acres and acres of land, with a
bee-hive looking stack now and then.
Not far from the meadows are ever
green trees, mistletoe and holly, and
at this time of year the colors make
a real picture.
We girls have our mess kits and
haversacks and wear those nice warm
trench coats. We feel like real sol
We wrap up in our sweaters,
the trench coats, our ulsters and cape
and then roll our feet in our steamer
rugs. We try to keep warm. W.hen
noon comes we take our mess kits
and line up, cook some tea on a little
one-lid stove, fry an egg, put it on a
.piece of bread with no butter and call
it good. When we have, jam on our
bread we feel rich. Ha! ha! But
have oodles of fun and the work
is really interesting.
I haven't heard from the office
girls, except Helen Renwick, and she
wrote me two of the dearest letters.
I was indeed shocked to hear of her
death. Jack, I understand, is still
in France.
I haven't heard anything about our
coming home as yet; don't really want
to come until it is warmer. We would
surely freeze to death.
Feb. 17.—Thursday noon Colonel
Clark stopped me and asked me how j
I would like a new job—of driving a j
car for him. As you might know tj
told him I would be -dee-lighted, and i
the day after an order came through :
transferring me to the division sur
geon's office. I was to report for
duty on Sunday, but Saturday morn
-jng the colonel sent for me to take
a trip to Tours with him and his old
driver. We left here about 10 o'clock
in the morning and arrived at Tours
«bout 2 that afternoon. After having
F rom "The Boy."
dinner, the driver and I had about two
hours to look over the town while the
colonel transacted his business, and
at 4:30 we started home. At about
half way home we stopped for supper
with some French friends of the colon
el and spent three or four hours there,
arriving at headquarters about 11. I
was not used to being out of doors
in the wind, so I was very tired.
Sunday I took over the car, just
making the necessary trips about this
area and was busy practically all the
day. Today I started out in fine
shape, but the car went on the blink
about noon and refused to run any
So I spent the afternoon sit
ting in the car at a lonely spot along
the roadside, waiting for a truck to
come and haul me in to the shop.
Finally, at about 6 it showed up and I
finally got home. So you see it
didn't take long to put the car to the
bad. But the man in charge of the
shop seems to think that the car
buretor was choked up and it will only
take a little while to fix it.
I also have moved to a new home.
Last night I moved my belongings to
a room located near the colonel's room
and now I have a nice warm and dry
room all to myself. It is the same
that Floy and Don Eagelson had
last winter.
I have a Cadillac car to drive and
while it is pretty old, having been
driven between 20,000 and 30,000
qiiles, it certainly runs fine (when it
does runf and it is a pleasure to drive
it. I have wanted to drive a car for
a long time, but never expected to get
the chance, and especially a job driv
Cad., as that is considered the
ing a
best job in the A. E. F. among the
enlisted men.
The old members of Camp' Hospital
No. 26 were made sad this week by
the death of one of the members who
enlisted with us in Boise and has been
with us all the time.
(Shorty) Williams was his name, and
while his home was in Spokane he
was a sign painter in Boise for a
number of years and was
when he enlisted. He was one of the
He was
most popular in the company,
admitted to the hospital as a patient
Monday and died Friday. Funeral
services were held yesterday.
From Corporal John Burdell.
Angiers, France, Feb. 14—I am at
Dinard, France, just across the river
from St. Malo, on a seven-day fur
This sure is some pretty
place. It is a big summer resort, but
it is even nice here in the winter time.
will send you some pictures of the
place. We were out to Mt. St. Mi
chel yesterday and that place is cer
tainly a wonder. . I will tell you about
I sent a
nice picture of the place from here
yesterday. There is another boy from
with me.
We were
my company
granted this furlough through our
base headquarters,
know that Brest won the race to Ber
lin, so the two truck drivers that made
the best record in every motor truck
company during the race was granted
-day furlough to St. Malo. We
I suppose you
a seven
will go back to our company
Will the other day and he said he
was going to sail for home soon and
that he would be in Brest, so maybe
I received a letter from
I will get to see him.
Offer $ 1M,0«0 for Fight
The Emmett Athletic Club, of which
Judge J. P. Reed is president; Hon.
H. S. Worthman, secretary and trea
surer, and Col. Ad Simon, general
manager, decided last evening'to ihake
« bid for the Willard-Dempsey mill
and instructed President Reed to tele
graph Tex Richard an offer of $175,
000 to stage the fight in Emmett. P.
S.—The telegram was sent "collect."
Field (Haas Returned.
Dhe Index this week received from
the government a field glass which
loaned to the navy nearly a year
The glass was not damaged, the
only change in its appearance being
the gold lettering— "U. S. Navy"—
placed upon it by the naval depart
ure Course will be given Monday
Last Number Monday
The concluding number of the Lee
^evening by Judge Alden
iThis is Mr. Aldens second appearance
He is one of the foremost lec
tures on the platform and made
decided hit
several years ago.
missed by those who fail to hear
•hen he appeared here
A treat will be
A New Settler
H. B. Lorane, Jr., of Filer, arrived
today with a carload of household
goods and implements to establish his
home on his ranch on the bench, which
he recently purchased from Mr.
8pratt- His family will follow in a
couple of weeks.
Federal and State Funds Ready
if This County Will Do
Her Fart
With the good roads program of the
federal and state governments defin
itely launched, the question is now up
to Gem county as to what part we are
going to take in this much-needed
line of improvement.
Out of the good roads budget bill
passed by the legislature, Gem county
gets $15,000 for state funds, providing
the county appropriates a like amount.
In addition there will probably be avpil
able from the Federal Post Road funds
allotted to the state something over a
million dollars that will be apportioned
by the State Highway Commission to
the various counties that are pre
pared to spend an equal amount upon
their mail routes.
If Gem county can get assistance
from this post road fund, on a dollar
for dollar basis, we will be able in
the next few years to complete a
system of good roads for one-half I
their actual cost to the taxpayers of
the county. Many miles of our main |
roads in this county will be entitled j
to the Post Road aid, providing we can j
get them designated for such assist-,
ance by the State Highway Commis :
sion and are willing to match the ;
government appropriation.
The Emmett Commercial Club has j
already formulated a plah for a
system of main roads for the county :
and laid it before the county com- !
missioners, who have it under consid- j
eration. This proposed plan contem- j
plate—First, the building of the sec- '
tion of the Star-MeCall road, passing I
through this county; second, a good
surfaced road from Montour to Ola;
third, complete the surfacing of the
road between here and Payette;
Fourth, a surfaced road the length of
the Mesa; fifth, a road to connect with
Indian Valley in Adams county. '
The County Commissioners and the j
Road» Committee :
having preliminary cost estimates ;
Commercial Club
prepared on this plan and when these j
are finished a definite scheme for fin- ■
ancing the program decided upon will
be put before the people.
This, system of highways, if com- !
pleted, will not only serve every com
munity in the county, but will also t
traffic to our doors.
Just what this may mean to this
valley is hard to realize until we con
sider some of the road plana in the
surrounding territory. In this con
nection, the local Forest afùee has just
been notified that owing to increased
funds made available for road con
struction within National Forests, that
construction work will be begun this
season on the road from Banks to
Stanley and the one from Cascade.
This means that if Gem county gets
in and builds its section of the Star
McCall road this year, practically all
of the summer auto traffic to and
from the Salman river setlement and
southern Montana will pass through
this valley, since the Banks-Stanley
road will be the only thoroughfare
across Central Idaho.
Let's.all get in and boost for the
Good Reads program for Gem county.
Unwarranted ( riticism
The criticism of'' the street work
done last spring by the city council in
Grading and Graveling District No. 1
is entirely without warrant and is un
just in the extreme. The condition of
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the streets is evidence of this fact.
It was not to be expected that road
ways could be made perfect in pne
year, but through the unusually wet
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spell of two months they stood the
pevere test in fine shape. The mud
was not more than surface deep on
the improved streets, where previous
ly it would have been hub deep, and
within 36 hours after the rain stopped
the roadways were as dry as a bone.
Critics should at least be fair.
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Ward Fuller of Bissell creek, narrowly
escaped a serious accident Wednesday
when the team with which he was
working took fright and ran away,
throwing him under the wagon. In j
some way he became entangled in the
reins and was dragged some 50 yards.
How he escaped with only a crushed
foot and a few bruises seems a mir
acle. He was hustled to town for
medical aid and will probably be about
again in a short time.
Narrow Escape.
George Stevens, in tne employ of
Market Day.
Col. Jim Barnard announces that an
other market day sale will bo held
Saturday afternoon on Main S tr ee ts
soldiers coming
Arrivals from Overseas Daily Oc
currence Now
Emmett's soldiers are coming home
a good rate now. Arrivals are al
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most a daily occurrence, bringing joy
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to many households. Among the
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number the past week are Lieutenants

Clark Miles and Randall Havlor, Ser
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géant lorn Eggleston, Howard Cay
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ford, Ernest Burt, John Mathieson.
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l.ieutenant Clark Miles paid a short
visit to his mother, Mrs. Edith Miles,
coming in Saturday and leaving Mon
day for his former location at Mis
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soula, lont. Lieut. Miles ha3 recent
ly returned from France, and has
received his honorable discharge. He
expects to return to Emmett about the
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first of April, and with him will come
his bride, who is Miss Wyola Pew.
They will be married March 28th at
the home of the brides' parents in
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Cascade, Mont. Clark is one of the
boys who "made good" in military as
in civil life, holding a responsible posi
tion with the U. S. forestry service,
and while he has not resided here, he
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has made a large circle of friends and
admirers who will extend their heart
iest congratulations.
Mrs. Edith Miles, has been honorably
discharged and went last week to Min
neapolis to join his family, who have
spen j the winter with Mrs. Miles'
people. Mother Miles is justly proud
0 f her two sons, both of whom have
attained honors in their short military
careers. Both boys returned on the
'"George Washington," I^e having
charge of Co. B, 146th Machine Gun
Battalion. With Mrs. Miles and the
two little sons, he will return to re
sum? his Emmett residence very soon.
W'e are assured by relatives of A.
B. Pomeroy, who recently returned
from France, that the report which
has been circulated to the effect that
he intends returning to Franc? is en
Lieutenant Lee Miles, a son of our
tirely unfounded. The good old l'. S.
A. is göed enough for him—as it is for
most of 'em!
Sergeant Tom Eggleston, of the
146th Machine Gun Battalion arrived
last evening. He was a member of
Idaho's pride, the Second Idaho, si w
service in Mexico and went to France
a year ago last December. In addi
tion to his other decorations he wears
the blazing emblem of the Sunset
the aviation of the
Lieut. Randall Haylor, a flyer in
*ired home from Los Angeles on Sat
urday, having received his discharge,
After a short visit with his parents
here he will go to Columbus, Ohio, to
resume his old position with à whole
>** e book concern,
Yern Myers and Harley Barnum
arrived in Boston from overseas Sat
urday. Will Burdell has also arrived
at that port.
Earl Graham, of Col. Clark's hospi
tal corps in France, passed through
Nampa last evening on his way to
j Camp Lewis for demobilization. Mrs.
! Graham went there to meet him when
I the train pulled in.
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Howard Cayford and Ernest Burt,
both mem befrs of Col. Clark's hospital
company, arrived home this week, fat
and happy.
John Mathieson came in last week
from overseas, after an absence of
e ijjht months,
est arrivals of discharged soldier boys,
He a PP" rs . none the worse for his
army experience; in fact, like How
ard Cayford, he has taken on a fair
sized chunk of avoirdupois,
Karl Kreizenbeck is among the lat
Leonard Ireton of Sweet, who re
centlv received his honorable dis
cbar _, e f rom Uncle Sam's service, was
j n Emmett one day this week,
Among the boys lately released
from service are noted Elmer Nelson,
Stanley Cox.
Jurors Are Drawn
The following jurors have been
drawn for the next term of district
court which convenes Monday morn
ing at 10 o'clock. John Holbrook, E.
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■ frown,^G. F. Shelley, P. W. I oily,
J. A. Haynes, Guy Dayton, S. B. Mc
Milian, E. B. Prebble, C. H. Whitsel,
Adol h Cook j Loe Reed, Henry Con
, r * rv i i r
I** F A - DeClark, J. E. Flake, John
Barbour, Herman Werle, G. D. Dur
ham, R. B. Wilson, T. C. Barringer,
J. J. Amos, Andy Little, Thomas Mur
phy, Ed Tyler, Adam Klingback, C. A.
John D. .Little returned Tuesday
from Portland, where he had been to
market a carload of caMM. *
parents LOST
George Gaddis, Soldier, Isscates Par
ents at Cascade After 13 Years.
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George Gaddis, a returned soldier,
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was in town last week in search of his
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parents, of whom he had lost trace,
Mr. Gaddis has been in the army for
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about 13 years, and it appears that
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very soon after his first leaving home
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his mother, in ill health, had gone m
to a hospital at San Francisco. The
young man had written after a time to
the hospital and getting no informa
«on as to her whereabouts, had writ
ten to the home town, unsuccessfully,
and to 0 ther places where he thought
they might be. His letters were either
lost or returned uncalled for. So finally
he **ve up during all the ensuing
years has reared his mother miffht
£ ave passed beyond .
At the time of the great war, he
entered a camp, but had been sent only
over only a few days before the ar
mistice was signed, and his ihip was
reca „ ed Now, having been discharged
h e somehow learned of some former
friends of the family being in Em
mett and came here. From them he
learned l , hat his parents reside in Cas
eadej and as soon as he could pro
ceeded on his way The story be
speaks a happy reunion of a long
separated family circle.
More Clothing for War Victims
Once more the Red Cross is about
to prove herself the "Greatest Mother
in the World" as she undertakes to
provide clothing for the needy and
destitute "over there." Last year our
local chapter did her bit, and more,
when the call came for donations of
clothing, thrice exceeding the quota. !
Now we are asked to furnish 2 tons, j
and we can do it. During the week of [
March 24 the committee with Mrs. O. j
Jones in charge, will be at the Red ;
Cross rooms to receive donations and
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C. Stippich Monday morning at the
home of the grandmother, Mrs. Grace j
Sanders, on the bench. The young ;
man's father is in Newport News, and j
expects to return home very soon. !
A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Bentz on Tuesday.
we suggest that you begin right now
to "sort out,' and respond early, that
packing may begin at once. Clean
clothing of all kinds will be accepted.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. i
A daughter arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Berry Monday
March 10, to Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Irish, a son.
March 10, to Mr. and Mrs. E. Ten
nyson, a daughter.
March 11, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Lark, a daughter.
March 12, to Mr. and Mrs. L. Peter-,
son of Sweet, a son.
Scout Master Appointed.
The executive board of the Boy |
Scouts held a meeting Friday night!
and appointed Dr. W. E. Allen as
scout master. Dr. Allen has recently j
located in business here, and having j
served several months in the army
is excellently qualified for this work, !
besides being a young man in hearty !
sympathy and accord with the princi-,
pies for which the Boy Scout organisa- i
tion stand.
Schools Closed Friday
Wardwell building of the Emmett
schools was closed Friday in order j
to permit of repairs being made to j
the heating plant. Work was resum -1
ed as usual Monday morning.
Water in Canal.
Water was turned into the Farmers j
Co-operative canal last week in order
to provide water for stock in the lower j
end of the valley.
Two More Houses
Work started this week on the con
struction of two bungalows on Second
street, one by Geo. W. Knowles and
the other by Mr. Madden, Sr. Mr.
Madden has bought lots from Chris
Board to Retire.
The local draft board has its sup
pliés boxed and ready for shipment,
awaiting orders, and hopeg to sing its
swan song very shortly. It will then
sell its equipment and some office ac
cessories by sealed bid.
Lower Postage Rates
July 1, the old rates of postage in
force before the war will be restored.
Sealed letters will require only a two
cent stamp and postal cards and un
sealed letters, 1 cent.
Sweet Couple Married
A marriage license was issued yes
terday to Harry L. Knowlton and Miss
Pearl Jensen, both of Sweet.
The family of F. Kauble has moved
into the Weiss property on South
Washington avenuo.
Henry Obermeyer Lucky Pur
chaser of Famous Property
—Pays $22,000
The famous "Frozen Dog Ranch"
was the past week sold to Henry
Obermeyer by Mrs. Nancy Hunter,
widow of Col W. C. Hunter, founder
of the ranch, and mother of the late
Duncan Hunter. The price paid is
The new owner will take
$ 22 , 000 .
possession at once.
Frozen Dog ranch is one of the
noted ranches of the valley. The late
Colonel Hunter made it famous in
verse and story in the literary works
he was the author of, and of recent
years fruit from its orchards have
made an enviable reputation for quali
ty and perfection in the Eastern mar
kets. It is picturesquely situated at
the foot of the hills about four miles
east of Emmett, and the farm house
commands a view of not only the en
tire lower Payette valley, but also of
Oregon, and the snow capped moun
tains of that state a hundred or more
miles away may be seen on a clear
day. It is said the "Colonel" spent
$100,000 in developing and improving
the property, and it was his cherished
ambition to retire from the rush and
bustle of active business in the East
and spend the sunset of life calmly.
restfully and peacefully on Frozen
Death claimed him, and two months
ago his son and worthy successor
Ere his ambition was realized,
followed him to that unknown bourne
whence no traveler ere returns. Dun
ifunter's death broke up the fam
ily and Mrs. Hunter, with great re
luctance, decided to dispose of the
property and Henry Obermeyer is the
lucky purchaser.
The ranch comprises 360 acres of
which about half is under cultivation.
{g onfi Qf ^ finegt fnjit and alfalfa
farms - n the gtate The residence is
modenl and luxuriously finished . The
outbuildingg ,. nmprlse larKe packin(f
hedB( storaffe warehouses , etc .
irrigation aystem is p , ped .
Bench Ranch for $11,000
C. C. Johns, this week sold his 70
acre ranch on the bench to Mr. Wells
of Klamath Falls, Ore., for $11,000.
This is the former Richard Sutton
farm. Among the improvements is a
fine residence.
Weekly Program
"The Hun Within"
featuring Dorothy Gish
2-Reel Keystone Comedy
Love's Pay Day"
featuring Rosemary Theby
Roofs and Riots"
MARCH 16-17
"Happy Though Married"
with Edith Bennett
Romance and Brass Tacks'
Flagg Comedy
"On the Quiet"
featuring John Barrymore
Pathe Comedy
Lure of the Circus"
Episode No. 3
"After the War"
featuring Grace Cunard

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