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Official Paper Official Paper of of $ Gem County Gem County PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. EMMETT, GEM COUNTY. IDAHO, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1921. NO. 39. TWO JOIN IN PROTEST OF ASSESSMENT P. M. Spratt and S. J. Rees Ob ject to Having Their Lands Included. A protest against levying any as sessment, aportionment of benefits, or distribution of the cost of construc tion of the Black Canyon dam project upon or against the lands of P. M. Spratt or S. J. Rees was filed Satur day with the board of directors of the Emmett Irrigation District, grounds set forth as reasons for the exclusion of these lands from assess ment of benefits are, first, that as sessments or apportionments will be made upon their lands before any work has been performed upon the dam; and second, that the present ca nal is carrying and can carry a suffi cient volume of water not only to their lands, but to all the lands on the Emmett bench. The protestants also allege that all the benefits of the project will be to lands lying under the South S.de canal and Black Canyon unit of the Bc.se-Payette project, and that as the piotestants' land.-, are on the north side they wil not receive any benefits and should not be mad! to bear dhy of the cost. Those familiar with the government contiact and the conditions of the present irrigation system toke issue w \h Mr. Kmatt and Mr. Rees or. all points advanced, tween the government and tha Em nett irrigation District specifically states that r.o assessments whatever "December of the year following the year in which the dam, pumping plant and conduit have been constructed or $1,200,000 has been expended thereon" As to the present canal being capa ble of furnishing an adequate supply of water for c\en the north side land, «very engine« who has made an in vestigation positively declares that before the canal oan supply the bench -with sufficient water, as much money will need to be expended in recon structing the car.al as is entailed in the construction of the proposed dam, and then the work will not be of a permanent nature. These facts have been threshed out on several occasions and it is evident by the practically unanimous decision given when the election was held upon the approval of the contract that more than 99 per cent of the settlers agree with that view-. The board of directors will pass up on the protest. If the decision is not satisfactory to the protestants an ap peal may be taken to the district court When a law suit starts there is no The i The contract be telling where it will end until it is finally decided for good by the highest tribunal. Therein lies the danger to the project by the delay that may be occasioned. DISTRICT COURT NEWS Three cases were tried before the district court which has been in ses sion this week. Court opened Monday morning and adjourned today. The first session took up the case of the State of Idaho versus Ralph Hayes and John Parr. The defendants were charged with admitting a minor into their pool room. The decision render ed was not guilty, as evidence was produced which showed that the hoy toad signed a statement to the effect that he was over 20 years of age. The case of Henry Obermeyer ver st». T. R. Kendall over possession of premises was tried Wednesday. This was appealed from the probate court. Kendall alleged that Obermeyer had hired him to take care of a tract of land for a year, and before the vear had tried to discharge Kim. h / was up Obermeyer contended that he had hir ed him for an indefinite length of time, and that when he wanted to dis charge Kendall he had refused to go without a payment of wages for the remainder of the year. The court a warded the defendant $305. This morning the case of the State of Idaho versus Harry T. Pratt was brought up. Pratt was charged with having intoxicating liquor in his pos session. On June 14 he pleaded not guilty and this morning the court al lowed him to withdraw his plea and enter a plea of guilty. He was sen tenced to 100 days in the county jail and fined $100. J - a * Mother Dies Mrs. Sallie E. Tucker, mother of W. C. Tucker, the South Slope or chardist, died Tuesday night of pneu monia at the home of her son in Nampa. Mrs. Tucker was bom at New Fraklin, Mo., November 24, 1850. She came to Idaho eight from Rock Ford, Colo., and had often visited her son Will on the Slope. Six children survive to mourn the passing of a loving mother and a good woman. Thev are Geo. D. Tucker of Los Cruses. N. Mex„ C. G. Tucker and Mrs. Pearl Matthews of Nampa, Walter C. of Rocky Ford, Colo .Mrs. Lillie Bennett of Long Beach, Calif., and William C. of Emmett. The fu neral will be held at Nampa Friday and burial will be in the Nampa cem etery. years ago a a Rebekahs Visit I. O. O. F. Home About twenty-five Rebekahs drove to Caldwell Sunday to visit the Odd Fellows home, which was opened in May, and inspected this spUrmiu inati-i tution which has been built and will 1 be maintained by the Odd Fellows of Idaho as a home for aged and unfor tunate members of the order, building has accommodations for and at present there are seven in The I 31,| mates. Among these is Sheridan An derson of Emmett. He is mighty well pleased with his new surroundings and the care being given him, accoid ing to reports brought back, and says it is the first real home he has ever had. Over 53 quarts of fruit were taken by the visitors to put in the Home cellar, as well as a picnic lunch which was enjoyed on the lawn. Speeder» Arrested. Wholesale arrests of speeders were made Saturday evening by Marshals McAuley and Kirk Landers, as a re sult of complaints of reckless driving on Main street and the narrow escapes of children from the speed fiends. The culprits were taken in while going to or returning from the dance at Dew ey's grove. Théy were Howard Eaton, R. E. Ray, F. H. Miles, J. W. Hunter, Luke Rinker, and James Barry. The first five were fined flO each by Judge Stoke3bery. The case of Mr. Barry is still Dending as he alleges that he was driving a doctor to an urgent call. Spray Notice I wish to call the attention of fruit growers to the next, or third codling moth spray which falls due from the 5th to the 15th of July inclusive. The former date applies to the Slope or chards while the 10th would apply to all orchards on the bench or north of the river, while valley orchards should be sprayed between these two extreme dates. If possible all spray ing should be completed by July 15. At this time it would be well for cher- , ry growers to spray their trees with j arJanate of lead, the same strength ! as used for the codling moth, as I find I much evidence of slugs beginning to ; work. But this spray should not be j applied where cherries are ripening; as there is danger of poisoning the ! fruit. But all others should be spray-1 ed in order to increase the vitality of ; the fruit huds and spurs for next i year's crop, as anything which injures j the foliage this year has a tendency j to weaken and devitalize the tree, making it less resistant to frost and pests of all kinds. FRED BAISCH, Deputy Hoticultural Inspector. I LUMBER TRADE QUIET Sixty-five Per Cent of the Mills Closed in North west. "The lumber industry is very quiet all over the Northwest, about 65 per cent of the mills being closed down with no favorable prospects of start ing up again until August," is the report that C. V. Wolfe brings back ! after a week's trip in Oregon inspect- j ing industrial conditions in the mills. Mr. Wolfe further stated that another cut in wages will take effect about the first of July, but that the men will not complain of this if other prices come down as well. "Conditions are better in the Four L mills than m the non-Four L mills," says Mr. Wolfe. "They are paying higher wages and are still holding to the eight-hour day, whereas the non affiliated mills are working m 10-hour day at less per hour than the Four L operators are paying, large numbers of men out of employ ment all over the coast country. It is estimated that 16,000 men are out of employment in Portland. A great many of these are employes of mills that are closed on account of the ma rine strike. The yards and tracks are full of lumber, but there are no signs of the mills starting up." There are COURT HOUSE NEWS The board of county commissioners is meeting this week as a board of equalization. The session will probab ly run into next week. The board has been making a great many changes in the assessments for the current year. One marriage license was issued this week to Orville Jerome Jones of this city and Miss Carrie Belle Hous ton of Turtle Lake, IK is. S. O. Zachman, county treasurer, has just finished collecting the second installment of the taxes. He reports that he has collected 93 per cent of this installment, which is a mighty good record. Fishing Resort Closed. The picturesque old fisherman who has been so peacefully sitting on the ditch bank and fishing in the lake by Charlie Gamage's residence on Johns avenue, will have to draw' in his line and quit, for the ditch is being repair ed on that street this week by replac ing the old pipe across the street by larger one. Mr. Gamage had quite summer resort there with a sign "Boats to Let" on one post, and "No Fishin' Aloud" on another. A dummy fisherman completed the scene. - Married—Probably. Mr. Joe ferown and Miss Doll Bru baker ieft for Boise this morning. To few of their friends they announced they were going to be married. They are expected back from Boise within few days. Miss Brubaker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bru baker of this city, and Mr. Brown holds a position as bookkeeper at the Boise Payette mill. Cherries Wanted. We will pav 4 cents per pound for Early Richmond. Montmorency and Late Duke cherries. Phone 202 for dates of delivery. Gem Fruit Union. , We will paTTcent* 11 ^' pound for Richmond. Montmorency and dates of deHve^ Gem'F^t^Unilm ' Early Late OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE j The protest of Perry Spratt and S. J. Rees against the assessment of their lands in the Emmett Irrigation District for the building of the Black Canyon dam came as a thunder clap out of a clear sky. That their action has set the dis trict and the entire community wild with indignation and has brought upon them the ill will of the entire community is not to be wondered at in the face of the practically unan imous adoption of the contract with the government, only two votes out of the 411 votes cast in the election being reg istered against it. Those two votes, it should be remember ed, were not cast by either Mr. Rees or Mr. Spratt. Of course, those gentlemen have a right under the law to protest, but when such action is inimical to the best interest of every settler in the district because it means delay in commencing construction on a project that will permanently relieve a critically dangerous condition of the district's irrigafion system, and may result in placing in jeopardy the very project itself, they are to say the least imperilling the future of every settler in the district. The motive actuating these two protestants seem to be so manifestly selfish and so utterly devoid of any consider ation for the welfare of their neighbors as to be discredit able and beyond belief. Their main contention is that they be relieved from paying their proportion of the cost of the dam, but they would strongly object to being deprived of water with which to irrigate their lands. The settlers in the district have undergone enough privations and trouble and anxiety in the past without more being made, agreement of the government to build the dam opened a rift in the clouds and gave promise of dispelling the mists of dispair that have hung over the district almost since its organization. The effect of the action of Mr. Spratt and Mr. Rees has an opposite tendency. It is a startling condition when two individuals out of 411 can menace the welfare of a wonderfully rich farming district and posibly block the work destined to not only relieve a critical condition in the Emmett Irrigation Dis trict, but also to make it possible to reclaim thousands of acres of land in the Black Canyon District and thereby add to the resources and taxable property of the state at large. Instead of attempting to set at naught the practically unanimous desire of their neighbors for the earliest possi ble completion of this vitally important and necessary pro ject, what an opportunity is presented to these two men to forget any selfish interest they may have and perform a real service to a harassed and anxious community! There are some things in life more worth while than the satisfac tion of selfish desires, and one of them is the respect of neighbors and friends. There is yet time for them to do this. I ' I : The I ! j I Vt e hope they will decide to forget their personal in terests in a desire to serve the community and their neigh bors. CHERRY PACKING IN FULL SWING A Carload of Bings and Royal Anns Going to Market Daily. Manager R. B. Shaw, of the Emmett Fruit Association opened the cherry packing season in their packing house Monday morning with a crew of 35 packers and are packing and shipping out a carload oi cherries a day. Aj car was shipped out Tuesday, another: \\ ednesday and probably two cars will go out today. All are consigned to. Chicago and New xork markets. today will finish the packing of; the Koval Anns and Bings, and the packing- house will shut down until af ter the Fourth, when packing of Lamberts .will be taken up. The crop of that variety is estimated at five to six carloads. 1 he packing is being done in the huge basement under the packing house, a nice cool place these hot days. The box conveyers have been arranged in such a convenient fashion that two men can keep the 35 pack era supplied with boxes and cherries and take care of the packed crates. shooting them out to the cars by con veyors. veyors. BORN To Mr. and Mrs. Biggers of Brown lee a boy on the 24th of June. To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kreizen beck on the 29th, a girl. To Mr. and Mrs. Scotty Henderson on the 26th, a boy, weighing 9S pounds. ' To Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Nolan of Smith's Ferry on the 23rd. a boy. M iss Merrill in Accident. Miss Dora Merri V, who stepped | off at Ann Arbor, Mich., to visit Dr. and Mrs. A. G. Prettyman. was pain ful injured by a fall while in that city. ■ necessitating her confinement to her! bed for several days. Fire in Forest. The forestry office reports that two small fires were started in the Pay ette forest by lightning during the storm Friday evening. The Mill defeated the High School sfto 7 ^Thê ' batting"u"*', character on ThJ em- ! StherefMn a l home°run h apiece! '***' j SWEET OVERWHELMS EMMETT Only Kindheartedness of Bill j Talley's Cubs Kept Score Below Century Mark. ! Bill Talley's husky bunch of ball players came down from Sweet on | Sunday seeking- new worlds to con j quer anc * f OU nd. Only the fear of J being arrested for cruelty to animals prevented the score running over the century mark and breaking the world's record. As it was the score was 28 to 2. How the locals man [aged to get the 2 is as ravsterious a mystery as is that old one'"How Old j j s Ann?" ! The Emmett players consisted of has-beens, would-be's and future-to fee's. j n t h e matter of ability there was no choice. None of them could h ave caU srht a ball with a bushel bas ke t, or hit a ball with the broad side 0 f a 12-inch plank, or have run fast enough to have overtaken a tumb'e bup . In marked con trast, was the Woodmen team of Sweet a cieau cu t bunch of young fellows, full of pep, persistence and push—piaving ____ ' " " g- \ " -v I I I „ . t ouldn t Catch Em With a Basket 4' -Jn O*. I -j minute am ' *** ' SiSbÄ äTSLÄ' ew."* Words fail to give our readers even a faint description of this weird game. ! Smith started as pitcher for Emmett with Leu Burton as ree ivt.r. After a few innings Gus Hall's son relieved I Smith and Smith relieved Burton as catcher for one inning, When Gus j himself stepped into the brea<_n to stay the onslaughter with fairly good success. Young Goodwin tw,rled for the Sweet team and was very effec tive. He is.- good coi.fol, plcn.v of speed, i> . o-zling assortment of slants and fields his position in fine style. He Hal gilt edge support. In spite of the one-sidedness of the j come.-i., the good-sized crovl in at tendance got the worth of their mon ey, for the misplays had so mach of comedy mixed in that the grandstand rocked with laughter. The straw that broke the camel's back was laid tr* when one of the Sweet players stole home. Then the crowd thought it was time to go home, and they did, will ing to draw the mantle of charity over A goodly number of rooters accom panied the Sweet team. But they who came to root remained to cry out of sheer pity. ... the Nampaites are tied for the last P* a ^ e Emmett, this game will prooably decide the cellar champion S " , P _ _ TWILIGHT GAME A TIE ■ Mechanics and Has Beens Battle j n u I .l ged Harold Brown, playing with the Mechanics whanged out a clean home run, and E:mer Hoiverson followed suit for the Has Beens. There were singles and two-baggers galore Gard ner and Frank Hunt were the battery for the Mechanics and Old Sam Me-' Millan and Smith toiled for the Has beens. The score at the beginning of the seventh and last inning was 10 to 15. In the seventh. Old Mac mowed the Mechanics down in three the affair. I Ontario Wins from Red Sox Ontario's ball team won Sunday's ' game, 8 to 1, from the Emmett club in the Big Four league. The three Emmett errors made were costly, while Ontario played air tight ball. Newbill in the box for Ontario pitch ed a good brand of ball. Emmett's I lone run came in the eighth inning, while Ontario counted two in the first, : two in the second, two in the fourth and two in the eighth. Each team scored six hits. Nampa 8 to 7. Caldwell defeated Nampa Here Sunday S'am pa will be here Sunday. As Without a Decision. Monday's night game between the Mechanics and Has Beens furnished the fans all kinds of thrills and fun. I Every player had on his batting ! clothes and the horsehide was batted j from Dam to Beersheba and then I some, and the fielders were run rag the Mechanics down in one, two, three order, and the Has-beens, in a great batting rally, sent five men over the home plate. Darkness compelled hos tilities to cease. Last Thursday night the bench gave the Mechanics an awful drubbing, the score being 16 to 3. The Bench and the Slope come to gether tonight. Next week's games are as follows (no game Monday): Tuesday—Slope vs. Mechanics. Wednesday—Mill vs. Has Beens. Thursday—Bench vs. High School. Kicked by Mule. of being- kicked in the As a res abdomen by a mu.,- yesterday after noon * Jefctie B- Hill is I yin* in the Hewittson hospital suffering from S€vere internal injuries. The acci occurred at a bridge over Bissei creek, on the bench. Mr. Hill was un Pitching the team, which he had been to draw a mowing machine, w ^en one of the mules kicked him in the stomach. Dr. Stewart of Boise "d Dr - Cummings of this city per formed an operation upon the young man t his morning, fearing that his in testiaea had Keen ruptured. Thev f3nnd instead that his kidneys had Keen ruptured and torn away from their fastenings. He is reported to be recovering nicely from the opera H° n an d it is believed no permanent injury will result, Address from Governor The feature of Idaho night at the Methodist church Sunday was the ad dress of Governor D. W. Davis. His subject was "The Reclamation of American Homes" and he fearlessly pointed out the dangers confronting voung and old in »veryday life Mrs. WVn. Parrish read a letter from a son of Mrs. A. C. House!, expressing his appreciation of the Christian in fluences of the church and the Ep worth League. Mrs. Housel, who present, together with Mrs. Sarah Martin and Mrs. J. L. Reed, eharty members of the church. A 10-piece orchestra from the Caldwell church, accompanied by their pastor, furnished excellent music. ■' a - were Stolen Car Recovered. Sheriff Noland w*ent to Ola vester day to .recover an automobile that had been stolen from D. L. Young, an at torney of Poise. The car had been taken to a garage for repairs. The manager of the garage changed the body of thg car and traded it to Wil liam Rose of Ola for.another car— while und#r the influence of shine, he daims. Mr. Rose was innocent purchaser and in nowise im (plicated in the theft. moon an ,, r r - , George Porter, a young man. ES?* ***** was cnanje possession, a minor he was fined $25 by Judge Haag ihis morning. of Great Educaffonal and Enter tainment Program Arranged u* 81 Chautauqua that ever came to Emmett will open Friday nig-ht. At tending it will be very much like go ^ a university in the big city, hearing the lectures, and at the same time enjoying the pleasures of the c 'ty. CHAUTAUQUA OPENS ON FRIDAY —Fourth of July Exercises Ticket sellers will please take **. ce that they should go over every Kit °f their territory today and to morrow. The last two days are usual ly the best for selling tiakets because many peoftle prefer to buy at the very last. Remember that whoever is per suaded to buy tickets will thank you for it before the week is over. Stefanson will be heard by every one who purchased a ticket. He is coming to Emmett and will give his lecture here. A certain local man gave $5 to hear Dr. Cook, the fake dis coverer of the norh pole. Mr. Stef anson is the greatest Arctic explorer of all time and his name will live long in history, yet those who buy a ticket hear him for only approximately 20 cents while others will pay from $1 to $2 for the single lecture. All children having tickets will be entitled to the junior work free of charge. A trained worker among children will have charge of this work she will have stories and games for t he younger children. The junior per iod will be between 9 and 12 every day but Sunday. The afternoon program will be giv en at 2.15 and the night program at 8 o'clock sharp. Everyone come on time. A committee composed of V. T. Craig. Dr. A. G. Byrd, Ed Skinner and Sam A. Motz have arranged a special Fourth of July program to follow the regular afternoon program of tha: day. It will include patriotic numbers by the Jugo-Slav orchestra and a speech bv. the famous young Anzac Tom Skeyhill. Everyone is asked to buy tickets of the members of the local committee or at »one of the stores handling tic ket5 . lf ^ught of the Ellison-White peopIe tjckets wlli ^ M rent3 more -pfe,. t en t will be pitched on the gj^d» 0 f the Wardwell school, 6 F . j DREXLER, Director, r„;.- u v . , JA* a **** atten<J the M w 1° ^ ^ ® no - Woodmen Picnic . .}, ® and *Y: ^"-Y ID, \\ ^ ^ V^ends 'to come^rifh wdf ffled baskets. Coffee, cream and sugar will be furnished by the Boise camp. Fine job printing a specialty. Weekly ProgTam At I0EAL THEATRE FRIDAY, JULY 1 "The Forbidden Woman Featuring Clara Kimball Young Sunshine Comedy SATURDAY. JULY 2 "Dangerous Business'* Featuring Constance Talmadge 2- Reel Comedy S UND A Y-MOND A Y JULY 3-4 "Kazan" A B;g Alaska Larry Semen Comedy TUESDAY, JULY 5 "Education of Elizabeth" Featuring Billy Burke 5th Episode "The Diamond Queen" WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 "Desperate Trails" Featuring Harry Carew Pathe News Rolin Comedy THURSDAY. JULY 7 "What Women Love" A First National Attrm :on 2- Reel Comedy