The Emmett Index.
PUBLISHED IN THE GARDEN VALLEY OF IDAHO
EMMETT, GEM COUNTY. IDAHO, THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1921.
TWO JOIN IN PROTEST
P. M. Spratt and S. J. Rees Ob
ject to Having Their Lands
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Deputy Hoticultural Inspector. I
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."
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
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
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.
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.
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 '
OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE
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
Vt e hope they will decide to forget their personal in
terests in a desire to serve the community and their neigh
CHERRY PACKING IN
A Carload of Bings and Royal
Anns Going to Market
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
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
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
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
t ouldn t Catch Em With a Basket
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
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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
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.
Nampa Here Sunday
S'am pa will be here Sunday.
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
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.
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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.
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George Porter, a young man.
a minor he was fined $25 by
Judge Haag ihis morning.
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
—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
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
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,
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JA* a ****
atten<J the M w 1°
. .}, ® 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.
At I0EAL THEATRE
FRIDAY, JULY 1
"The Forbidden Woman
Featuring Clara Kimball Young
SATURDAY. JULY 2
Featuring Constance Talmadge
2- Reel Comedy
S UND A Y-MOND A Y
A B;g Alaska
Larry Semen Comedy
TUESDAY, JULY 5
"Education of Elizabeth"
Featuring Billy Burke
"The Diamond Queen"
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
Featuring Harry Carew
THURSDAY. JULY 7
"What Women Love"
A First National Attrm
2- Reel Comedy
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