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The Emmett Index.
Official Paper
Official Paper
Gem County
Gem County
NO. 40
Warren Simmons and
Conklin Succumb — Mrs.
Wilkerson Injured.
"Dad" Conklin, aged 75, pioneer set
tler of the Banks section, near the
North and South Forks of the
Payette river, died Sunday night
from injuries received when a car
driven by James L. Tyson of Banks
went off the grade Sunday afternoon
near the Hi Henry coal nine south of
Horseshoe Bend.
Mr. Tyson'* inju
ries, while painful, consisted princi
pally of bruises and skm abrasions.
The two men had driven to Tom
Mitchell's ranch to get a stove. When
coming down the grade to the coal
mine, the steering gear became discon
nected, the driver lost, control of the
car, and it went over the embankment,
rolling over and over to the bottom, a
distance of about twenty feet and
landing right side up. Both men were
thrown out and rendered unconscious.
Mr. Conklin's most serious injuries
were to his face -and head, "his face
being struck by some sharp instru
ment, which shattered the bone be
neath the left eye, and the back of
his skull was struck, supposedly by
rqcks when he fell, and portions of
his scalp torn loose. Dr. A. G. Byrd
was summoned from Emmett, but his
skill was of no avail, except to relieve
the suffering off the injured man, and
Mr. Conklin passed away early in the
"Dad" Conklin was widely known
throughout the Payette valley, and es
pecially in the western portion of
Boise county. He is survived by
daughter, Mrs. Vance, who lives at
Banks. He was living on the Vance
ranch on the east side of the river
not far from Banks.
A collision of two automobiles on
the N am pa - Caldwell highway, about
two miles out of Nampa, Monday
night about 10 o'clock, resulted
severe injuries to Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Wilkerson and daughter Blanche,
who were occupants of one of the cars.
Mrs. Wilkerson
ly injured, her collar bone being brok
en and sustaining seyere bruises of
the head and limbs. Mr. Wilkerson
sustained two broken ribs next to the
spine on the left side and face and
head wounds, and Blanche is suffering
from a painfully bruised and lacerat
ed foot, but no broken bones. "Bud,"
a son, who was also in the ear, es
caped with a few minor scratches.
The other car in the accident was driv
en by Mr. Tefts, a fanner near Nam
pa. Mrs. Tefts, the only occupant of
the most aerwst
that ear to received injuries, sustain
ed broken ribs.
The Wilkersons had been in Boise
and Nampa all day and were on their
way to Caldwell to witness the fire
works before starting on their home
The boulevard was
foil of cars returning from Caldwell.
Mr. lVSlkerson believes the headlights
so blinded both him and Mr. Tefts
that they could not see plainly. The
fenders of the two automobiles
caught, throwing the stearing wheel
out of Mr. Wilkerson's hands. The
ward journey.
Wilkerson car turned turtle.
Wilkerson was thrown into the rosd
way ard rendered unconsc'ous for a
few minutes.
Mrs. Wilkerson and
Blanche were caught beneatn the car.
Just as Mr. Wilkerson regained con
sciousness, assistance began to ar
rived the car was lifted off the two
women. They were taken to nearby
ranch houses for first aid treatment
and then moved to Nampa for medical
treatment. Mr. Wilkerson returned
yesterday morning and is able to look
after his business. He reports Mrs.
Wilkerson to be recovering from the
shock and getting along as well as
could be expected. She and the chil
dren are at the home of Mrs. W. J.
Brown, a sister in Nampa.
Warren Simmons, for many years
a resident of the Emmett valley, died
in a Boise hospital on Friday as a re
sult of injuries received in an automo
bile accident on the Cow creek hill in
the Smith Prairie country.
Th» accident occurred Wednesday of
last week. With his daughter Flora,
aged 12 years, he was ascending the
hill. When part way up he stopped
the car to cool the engine, placing
stones behind the wheels to prevent
its running backward. When ready
to resume the journey, he removed the
stones from behind the wheels while
his daughter held the steering wheel
and was climbing onto the car when
the brake broke. Quickly taking the
wheel from his daughter's hands, he
endeavored to guide the car, but it
had gained too much momentum and
plunged down the precipitous embank
ment to the canyon below, a distance
of 50 feet.
The daughter sustained only bruises
and minor injuries and was able to
climb out of the wreckage to go to
the assistance of her father, who had
been hurled with mighty force some
distance among the rocks, inflictir.gl
mortal injuries. One leg was broken
and doubled under his body, and the
injuries to his head caused concussion
of the brain. The young girl brought
water to the injured man at his re
quest and straightened out his body,
but in a few minutes he became un-l
conscious. She then ran as rapidly
as her little legs would carry her,
some four miles before she could find
help. Mr. Simmons was removed to
a Boise hospital, where he died with
out regaining consciousness.
Warren Thomas Simmons was born.
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in Beloit, Kan., March 10, 1884.
1889 he came west to Huntington,
Ore., and in 1901 moved to Emmett,
buying what is known as the Simmons
ranch on the north side of the river
about four miles below this city,
During his stay here he married Miss
Davidson. In 1914 they mpved to
Smiths Prairie and with one of his
, , . . , . ,
brothers, he engaged in ranching and
stock raising. The family generally
spent their winters in Emmett. He
is survived by a widow and four chiL
dren, Flora, Robert, Whiter and Ed
ward, the latter one month old; also
by his mother, Mrs. Flora Simawms,
brothers David, George and Charies,
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all of Smiths Prairie, and one sister,
Mrs. Cecelia ELiins ot m Burns.. Ore.
Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon in the Emmett Baptist
church. Paator A. °. Ic.hr.p rflW,,.
He had been a member of the
Baptist church since childhood. Many
neighbors and friends attended. The
floral tributes were beautiful and
abundant. Burial was in Riverview
" 1ArV 1 1 1 1
Government Plainly States When the
So many misstatements are being
Canyon dam contract that everyone
Bargain Shall Be Binding.
made to cloud the issue of the Black
interested should carefully read that
instrument. For instance, the state
tract has not been signed and is there
fore not valid. Section 49 specifical
ly sets fofth the manner of making!
the contract finding. It reads:
MI . . j j ja..!
. 1 18 and understood that
this contract shall not be binding upon
the United States, a»d the United
States shall not be obliged to perform
any of the construction work or fur
M I H»e rights or the use of
any of the property herein provided,
until this contract shall hare been
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«uthsned by the necessary majority
of the electors of the District at an
eIe-»ion held for that purpose, in like
as in the cast of s bond is
sue, and all the proceedings in con
nection therewith, including the appor
tionment of benefits, shall have been
confirmed by Decree of Conrt."
What has been done: Secretary of
the Interior Payne on March 2 ap
proved the contract. A mass meeting
of the water users endorsed the con
tract and at the close of the meeting
the board of directors of the district
met and by resolution approved the
contract, and the minutes so show. The,,
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required election was held and only
two votes out of 411 were cast against
ratification. The next step—the •
portionment of benefits—is now in
progress and when completed will be
laid before the district court for
firmation or rejection. If confirmed,
the last step will have been taken and
the contract will be binding and in
full force.
quired until "December 1 st of the yea: J
following the year in which the sec-1
.ttk 0 ' "V""' ■ h * 11
that the said dam, pumping plant and j
conduit have been constructed, or the j
No assessments are re
said * 1 , 200,000 has been expended to
ward the construction thereof." !
Could anything be plainer or fairer? I
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Cherry Season Nears End. |
Cherry packing will come to a close ;
ers Association. Eight carloads have, 1
been packed and shipped to eastern j
markets. Seven of these were from
Saturday at the Emmett Fruit Grow
the Field orchards and one from the
R. B. Shaw ranch. Next week the
Gem Fruit Union will start shipping
sour cherries, and estimate about two
carloads of these. This will finish
packing operations until the melon
season, which will start about the mid
die of August
Kiwanis Club of Caldwell Has
Launched Campaign for
Funds for Dam Project.
Settlers of the Black Canyon Irri
^ ation d,strict have not K iven U P ho P e
of curing funds to start work on
the dam at Black Canyon this year
and are setting an example of activity
and sticktuitiveness and co-operation
that is wortb y of emulation by the
settlers of the Emmett Irrigation
District and the P« 0 P le of Emmett,
The Black Canyon people are not d.s
coura K ed by the Iack ° f funds in the
reclamation treasury, but have inaug
i uratcd a live 'y campaign to secure a
loan alon * 01 e hnes followed by
Congressman Burton L. French. The
are centered in the Kiwanis
; Club of Caldwell.
The Tribune of
: last Frida y carries this stor y of th *
plans being made:

Hope that Black Canyon might yet
be reclaimed without having to await
augmentation of the reclamation fund
by proceeds from oil lands leases and
other sources, expressed at the weekly
luncheon of the Caldwell Kiwanis club
Thursday, found expression in the se
. lection of a special committee to pros
ecute a newly outlined course of pro
Jn , c°nJ°nBity with the plans out
lined by J. H. Grpson, m state-wide de
, aRe o{ Jetters ViH be poured upon
; men who may bring pressure to bear
upon eastern congressmen to the end
that realise the urgency of
j SX'ipVÄ' "tS? îÆ
Idaho citizens and business men will
be used to convince the east of the iin
! portance of carrying on this work as
i with the least pos
j ~ That u is possible to finance such
a venture without waiting the aeeu
: muhtlion o' funds in the reclamation
id-vice treasury was emphasize! by
c B Bolg> guest of the dnb> wheB he
i related that the Boise project was
! completed by the use of "shin-plas
I tars" or promises to pay, after funds
1 had been exhausted. It was the ;on
sensu* of opinion of those present at
the luncheon that if the matter was
! put formard in the correct light, it
1 might be possible to obtain an emer
frtjjcy loan to complete this project.
Messages from Idaho representa
tives in congress indicate that a di
rect appropriation is impossible to ob
tain at this time for this purpose,
Efforts are being concentrated on. ob
in a high state of cultivation, is in
' j'eopardy unless immediate relief be
J 1 " 5 Madden appealed for the full
co-operation with reclamation of
ficials, pointing out that by enlisting
their good will it might be possible
10 obtain for use on this oroject the
firs f fu " ds tkat were available in
Dr . F M . 0 , 1 «, presid ent of the
club, announced that he would name
the committee members shortly with
the understanding that immediate
steps be taken to get the new cam
ander with aU po 33 ib i e
speed. J. H. Lowell has been ap
pointed as chairman.
Boy Missing.
denn Scott, adopted son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. Scott of the Westlake Or
chards, has been missing since last
Friday and his parents are greatly
worried. Glenn left the house soon
after dinner, supposedly to take up
the work of irri
of land of the
wore a Dair of red rubber boots and
his usual work clothes. He left all
his belongings at home, including his
money. He was traced to the siphon
at Black Canyon, but no further clue
as to what became of him thereafter
gating the upper tract
Westlake ranch. He
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has been found. It was tnought pos
g ; b le that he had secured a ride in a
passing automobile and had gone to
Warrens to visit an uncle, but neigh
bors who have been as far as the
Lakes inquiring about him have been
unable to learn any news of his where
abouts. His home life was pleasant
and agreeable and he had no reason j
to leave on that account. He is 16
years old, dark eyes and hair and dork
complexion, tall and slender, round
shouldered and bashful. His red rub
ber boots would identify him any
where - Anyone knowing where he is,
Address or phone, M. Scott, Westlake
Orchards, Emmett,
Hanes Out Shinele
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„„,,4 ll?^ im'te ofe^ld'"to let™
stances. He has opened an office in
Bo'»e in rooms adjoining the offices j
?[ , ' " erk J' a "" pract , lce under
Ä^Z t inSn 8 Afew
1 days ago, he accompanied Mr. Perky 1
j to Hailey to assist in the prosecution !
of an im P ortant case - Mr - Largroise
was among this year's graduates of
and his ^n jment Ind süc^s" will
be noted with eagerness by his Em
mett friends and bring pleasure to
tBem '
Fresh milk and cream at the Palm
1 Bakery.
Community Picnics and Special
Chautauqua Exercises—Buck
ing Contest at Pearl.
and sanely in Emmett. Most of the
people either went to the mountains,
and spent Sunday as well as Monday
fishing and camping, or partic.pated
m numerous community picnics held ,
here and there in shady groves,
Qu.te a number attended the célébra- ;
tiens at Horseshoe Bend, McCall and
New Plymouth. At Horseshoe Bend .
The Fourth was celebrated quietly
a team from here partic.pated in the
ball game and won 20 to 6 .
Chautauqua management arranged a
patriotic program in the afternoon,
and at the conclusion of the exercises
a patriotic parade, participated in by
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the Junior Chautauqua attendants,!
T . .. . . ,
was given. It was pretty, but lacked
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music to arouse the enthusiasm of
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the little marchers and the spectators.
Butte Ranchers Celebrate
One of the largest picnics held on
the 4 th was that of the people living
on the butte, who got together and]
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held a community celebration at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. James McNutt,
»■he I tt 5 1 nH a number of
the butte people and a
guests from the bench and the valley.
A program at L- bv
stunts was given in the morning by
the children, after which a bountiful
dinner was served from baskets and
boxes of food which the picnicers
brought with them. Raees and stunts
had been planned for the afternoon,
but the participants were overcome
the of food and
by the amount of food partaken
the races wert called off. But in
stead, the men were set to hemming
towels. Albert Martin was awarded
the prize for being the best hemmer.
Among the guests present were Mr.
and Mrs. Durkee, who spent the week
end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Davis I
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Gordon from the j
bench, and Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Smith
and two younger children from Sweet.
The members of the community wish |
to thank Mr. and Mrs. McNutt for
their untiring efforts and hospitality
The people of Pear! enjoyed the
in making this affair a success.
Fine Time at Pearl
day with an impromptu program of
bucking contests and horse races and
foot races. Fourteen horses that had
run wild on the range m the hills
were roped and placed in a specially
prepared stockade. They were real
wild ones, too; all of them young and
vu v iv «n. * 1 %. .
full of life. The riders were Fred,
Don and Merrill Turner, Herb Mark
ham, Tom Gribble and the McDowell
brothers. These boys rode like veter
J i- -
ans and gave an exhipition worthy of
the Pendleton round-up, not one of
them being unseated except when
their mounts rented clear over back
, ,
learning also gave exhibitions and
did well, but when things became too
hot they had to "pull leather" in or
tv I
der to save themselves. If the Em
mett Labor Day committee should de
cide to have bucking contests on their
program, they should secure the Pearl
their, horses f.r th,
event. Several running horse races |
were pulled off. Herb Markham won
the potato race horseback, Merril Tur
ner won the saddle race, Mrs. Fontes I
. , I
wards. Several smaller boys who are
was in fat woman s race and
Mrs. Severin« got the prize in the !
slim woman's race. In the men's i
race, -we did not learn the winners.
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but Representative C. C. Stinson came
ir, second and Fred Turner was award
ed the booby prize. In the small boys' j
bucking contest, Billy Kloth acquitted
i,;™o„iv • „ j.. , .
himself in an especially creditable :
The ladies served a picnic
dinner in the hall and did themselves
proud. The event was splendidly I
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, prov.deo a day of enjoy
ment long to be remembered. ■
D ^
ÂÏÏ plw - ;
ers to Horseshoe Bend Monday after
noon and took down the *50 prize
hung up for a game with the Bend
'-m- The score was 20 to 6. Har
old Brown added to his home run rec
ord by hitting a fly clear over left
field with two men on bases.
A large Fourth of July picnic was
that held at the honle of Mr. and Mrs.
h. A. Whitney west of town, where
about forty of their friends gathered
to enjoy the day. The biggest fea
ture of the event was the sumptuons
dinner which was served on one large
table which was placed on the lawn,
• and there were fried chickens, pies,
salads, cakes, ice cream and—well,
almost everything good to eat. The
j rest of the day was spent by the old
er folks in visiting and the younger
1 ones playing games. In the after -
noon there was a short musical pro
gram. The guests included the fam
ilies of W. W. Parrish, Howard Hart,
A. C. Lathrop, Mr. Downey, M. A.
Pattison and Wayne Zimmerman.
Others present were Mr. and Mrs.
Cort Zimmerman, Miss Anna Camp
bell and her mother, Mrs. Margaret
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F.sh«i » the Snow j
A number of fishing parties return-1
ed from the hills the first of the week
and all report fishing plentiful most ;
of them getting as many as the law
allows. Ray Coon E. O. Mech and,
Joe Rynearson had the unusual expe
r.ence of fishing m the snow on the
rourth. Among those returning were
1 Clayton and Walter Knox and sons,
j Hugh Crabtree and Eldon Graves,
j i m
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A meeting of the Four L organiza
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tion will be held m Commercial Club
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rooms Monday evening, July 11, at 8
, . . m. , - . I ,
o clock. The object of the meeting
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is to arrange for a Labor Day célébra
: tion, to discuss new wage scale board
and the °P en or closed shop. Con
tractors are requested to be present,
j --
j ^ shouW Ulliwaa ,
j j t . illegal after Fridav to
11 " 08 ulegal aIter rnaay to
Sm ? ke in a cafe ' botel tiinm K room or
a dining car in North Dakota in which
women are presen t, under a Iaw paas .
H by tHe laSt le ^ islature - Both the
smoker und the nroDrietor of the
^ mlde^ l»Ue foJ XLÏ.
y vlolatlon -
Attention, M W A *
Modem Woodmen and Royal Neigh
hors who intend going to Boise for
the picnic next Sunday are requested
to be at the hall by 8:30 a. m.
goodly number is expected to go and
should go together.
Last Year's Rate for Grain Reduced
A meeting of the Payette Valley,
One Cent a Bushel.
Threshermen's Association was held
in this city Saturday to elect officers
for the ensuing year and adopt a scale
of prices for the seaso : s work. A re- •
duction of 1 cent per bushel from iast
year's prices was agreed upon. This
makes the scale 6 cents for oats and
barley and 7 cents for wheat,
charge for "set jobs" remains the
j efeXTare:' 1 JLR. White^fEmm"«"
president; Aug. Zinkbell of Payette,
1 vice president; John Nock of Cascade,
i secretary and treasurer. Directors :
N ,ï° ck ' j A w am 1
1 New Plymouth, and Mr. Jaaks
1 0 { French
I f*ct was brought out that the cost of
j threshing has decreased but very Irt
tie since last year. Machines, re
( pairSi oilg( siting are higher than
last year and reliable labor has de
j dined very little,
In the discussions over prices, the
High School Tuition
A certificate approving the tuition
rate of *12.63 per month to be charg
ed by the Emmett High school has
be€n received by the school board
from the state commissioner of edu
cation Qf the 22 certificate3 isgued
so far Emmett's rate is the 5th low
est. According to the law passed by
legislature, each district that
"" "3
other high schools, must pay the
school attended on the basis of the
Poreapita cost of instruction. The
taxed tbe distri ? fr0 ™
»3 to *4 for each pupil, according to
t h e instruction given.
Snow in L pper Country
A snow storm in the Long valley
country on Saturday covered the
mountains with a mantle of white and
sent the temperature in the valley
j here down to a point where B V D's
were inadequate to keep one's legs:
warm. At Smiths Ferry there was
: j ust a ]jg b t f a j]
Wionderful Raspberries
I Tbe Index was kindly remembered
on Tuesday by Mrs. Herman Werle;
with a box of wonderful red rasp
■ berries. They were twice as large
". tbe ordinary kind and full of juice !
Gem County Warrant Call
i w jn pay upon presentation at my
office, all registered Current Ex
W Warrants, of the Series 1920
ren^Expens'e'warrants of "tht Series I
1921 ud to and including No 350
also, all registered County Road War
rant8> Gerera , Fund , of s^ rieg up
î^r^ring^Nos.' »2 383^
and 391 0 f Series 1921. ' '
All the above called warrants will
<•««« to draw interest ten ( 10 ) days
after July 7 ' 1921 g
County Treasurer
llfiyr FURTim IMTA
WINt L |f|| I ILU |pj | (J
Thousand Gallons of Contraband
Approximately 1000 gallons of red
wine, pure and unadulterated, so >tis
said, were poured into the Farmers
Co . operative canal Fridav . There were
^ barre , Si . n ^ from
Poured Into Farmers Co
Operative Canal.
M „ and several k of
; jt T he liquor was confiscated by of
fjcers q{ ^ |jjw a ^ the
Harry FraU ce „ ar ap ,j jn „ ,
jn the court h and d ha]1 „
evjdence in the trjal of ^ case .
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It is reported that upon receiving
news of the pouring of the liquor into
the canal, more people living along the
banks of the stream decided they were
in need of a bath than ever before
since Heck was a pup. Kirk Landers
reported that his son-in-law, Chauncey
Payne, who was in town during th
pouring, at once bought a bathing suit
and broke all speed records in going
L1 . ,
home, running down half a dozen jack
rabbits and reaching his domicile two
hours ahead of his fleet footed dog.
One rancher reported that numerous
cows hones wire in a high state
u i ., , .
. c f hilarity, that suckers, carp and eels
j we re spinning round on their tails on
j tcp 0 f the water and doing the shim
■ mie that a mouse took a and
I hollered for someone to bring on a
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! bit took three gulps, then sat up on his
haunches and issued a challenge to all
' hull dogs in Gem county for a
finish fight for the championship of
the world
Bad Effects of Bee Sting
Miss Viola Higgins, bookkeeper for
" Hetherington, was stung upon
I the foot bv 11 bee on Monday, and the
' effect was so poisonous that she
; unable to report for duty for a couple
o{ H<;r foot swe ] led Up to twjce
its normal size. Misfortune seems
to be dogging Miss Higgins. A few
i weeks ago one of her hands was se
verely cut when she fell from a stool
into a showcase in the Hetherington
., ,
extending^est fromFreezeou^ca^ght
• fire Tuesday afternoon and a pretty
s '^ b ^ greeted the eyes o? Chautauqua
a tt® n dants when returning to their
homes a <- night.
Fire on Freezeout Hill
Weekly Program
"The Stealers"
With a Special Cast
2-Reel Comedy
"An Amateur Devil"
Featuring Bryant Washburn.
2-Reel Comedy
JULY 10-11
"The Dancin' Fool'
Featuring Wallace Reid
2-Reel Comedy
"The Rookie's Return"
Featuring Douglas McLean
6 th Episode
"The Diamond Queen"
"The Beautiful Gambler"
Featuring Grace Darmond
Pathe News
Rolin Comedy
Land of Hope"
Special Realart Production
2-Reel Comedy

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