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The Emmett Index
Official Paper
Official Paper
Gem County
Gem County
NO. 46.
Democrat Delegates Favor
Moses Alexander as Candi
date for Governor
The Republican, Democrat and Pro
gressive parties held their county con
in Emmett Tuesday and
elected delegates to the state conven
tion, which will convene next week.
The Republican party held their
convention at the Court house with 31
delegates present. V. T. Craig was
elected permanent chairman of the
organization and Fred Amsbaugh, sec
retary. Joel Brown, George C. Heub
and F. C. Berry were-elected as
delegates to tRe state convention
which meets at Wallace next week,
and V. T. Craig, Geo. Haley and D. H.
Van Deusen were elected alternates.
Geo. C. Heubener was re-elected state
central committeeman.
Resolutions were passed commend
ing and indorsing the acts of the Re
publicans in state and national ad
ministration also those of the state's
representatives in the senate and the
house at Washington, also a résolu
tion pledging the party to work for
the lowest taxes possible necessary to
carry on the business of the country
without detriment to existing institu
tiQns and necessary improvements.
The Democrats also met at the court
house with 22 delegates present.Frank
Knox was elected chairman and Mrs.
Robert Holbrook, secretary. Frank
Knox and Dave Murray were elected
delegates to attend the state conven
tion at Hailey and Joe Tyler was
elected state central committeeman
While the delegates go uninstructed,
they asked for an expression from the
convention as to choice for governor.
Moses Alexander receiving 16 votes,
W. M. Morgan 1, and Van Hoesen 2.
dopted, but the
No resolutions were a
sentiment of the convention favored
a repeal of the present election law
in favor of a state primary, and also
a nor -partisan judiciary. '
The Progressive party held their
ineeing at he tCo-op. exchange of
fice, with the result that J. Loe Reed
elected chairman and L. Dresser
A Shorten received the
nomination to act as delegate to the
state convention at Nampa and J.
Loe Reed was elected as a member
of the state central committee,
resolutions were adopted.
The Republican county central com
mittee held a meeting at the court
house Saturday at which time a per
manent organization was effected by
the re-election of Joel Brown as coun
ty chairman, R. R. Coon as secretary
and D. H. Van Deusen, treasurer.
The Progressive party perfected
their organization Tuesday' evening
by the election of J. Loe Reed chair
men, and L. Dresser, secretary.
Harper Eligible for Office
Howard Harper, who was elected at
the recent primary for the office of
county commissioner from the second
district on the Republican ticket, is
eligible for the office, even though
he does not live in the district at the
present time. The law provides that|
a county commissioner must live in
the district 30 days previous to the
time of taking the oath of office.
When Mr. Harper filed for the of-1
fice he intended moving to another
place in the second district, and on
less his plans miscarry he will be «
resident of that district inside of 30
days, and therefor eligible to the of
^ ce be seeks - _
Commissioners Will Ask for
Bonds for Bridges.
The County Commissioners will (
hold a special session next Monday
at which time they will probably call
an election to vote on bonds to build [
and repair Gem county's bridges. A
short session of the commissioners
was held Wednesday, at which time
they received the report of the bridge ;
engineers of the Oregon Short Line
railroad, who have examined the ;
bridges at Letha and Emmett.
The report on the bridge at Letha is
practically the same as that submitted
by Mr. Newell a couple of weeks ago: !
That the river bed should be turned
back into its old channel and the bank
on each side protected. If this is
done, an approach can be built to the
present spans and the bridge used
But the Short Line engineers con
sider the bridge at Emmett in poor '
shape and say that it will be unsafe
, for travel after this year. The tim
bers are checked and seamed and the
wood is probably rotted on the inside.
By tighening the bars and strengthen
ing the timbers by bolting planks on
each side, it will be strong enough for
this year's travel but they state a new
bridge should be built before another
Public to Blame
Dr. H. C. Darrah, of near Falk was
I in the city Monday. For the benefit
1 of the traveling public, he stated that
he was forced to close the road through
his pasture by the carlessness of the
traveling public. Travelers refused to
close the gates of the pasture with the
result that Mr. Darrah's stock was
running loose and a horse and cow
were cut by wire fences, and he was
forced to close the pasture in seif
the carelessness of the public are en
tirely in sympathy with his action, so
Mr. Darrah states,
Neighbors who observed
Andrew Little Advances Money to
Pay District's Employees.
At a special meeting of the direc
tors of the Emmett Irrigation district
held Tuesday afternoon the levy for
the assessment for maintenance, oper
ation and repairing the works of the
district was fixed at $3 per acre, for
the current year. Lands above the
ditch, which are not irrigated were
assessed at 50 cents per acre.
Andrew Little made the irrigation
district an offer to advance the money
necessary to pay the employees of the
district for the balance of the irriga
tion season, at a- discount of 10 per
cent. This offer was accepted after
the wages of the employees were
raised 10 per cent to allow for the
a t a rapid pace. The first of the
we ek the office building was eomplet
d and the offices were moved from
The railroad company has had
The work at the dam is progress
force of men busy putting in a
switch for the spur and the roadbed
for the s P ur » graded. The wagon
road is practically completed with t
exception of one short stretch,
unk houses and warehouses are go
g up at a fast rate and will be com
pleted in a short time.
River Low.
The water in the river has fallen
rapidly during the past week or so.
Tuesday it became necessary for the
Last Chance Ditch company to throw
out a temporary dam in order to get
enought water to fill their ditch, and
it is rumored that the Farmers Co-op.
will have to do the same. The first
1 of the week the Emmett Irrigation
district lowered their dam at the Pay
ette lake outlet, and quite an increase
in water sent down. This will reHeve
the water stringency considerable, and
will probably tide the irrigation com
panies over the season without them
cutting down the supply.
RepuIar meeting of the Board of
E. I. D. Proceedings
Directors of the Emmett Irrigation
District held in the office of the Dis
trict Emmett, Idaho, August 1st, 1922,
at 2 0 ' c ) 0 ck p.
up the Warrant and j udgment indebt _
; of the District was Iaid on he
teble for further consideration
A resolution to issue bonds to take
Mr. Tom Martin, attorney and ad
: ministrator for tbe John Little <. Es .
täte" appeared before the Board in re
grard to getting a settlement and
clearing up the title of ^ j M Bur .
lingham ranch now owned, by the
John Little "Estate" on account of
Tax Sale Certificates and back a$
The above claim was re
ferred to the attorney for the Dis
trict as to his recomendations for
settlement and it was moved that his
recomendations be followed.
It was moved and carried that the
board have an adjourned meeting on
Saturday. August 5th, 1922. at 8 o'
clock p. m. and that the attorney for
the District be notified to be present,
The question of the bank giving
bond to secure the Treasurers depo
sits to be taken up at that time with
the attorney. It was moved that the
Secretary be instructed to hand in the
Treasury derived from the special
toll levy among the ditch riders.
It was moved that the Board of
Directors go over the ditch on Tues
day, August 8. 1922, and that the
manager go with them to see what is
necessary to be done to put the ditch
in condition to deliver water for the
next irrigation season. Carried.
Two hundred families were repre
sented at the big Kansas-Missouri
Iowa state picnic held Friday at De
J • ,
wey grove, and it was voted one of
the big successes of the season.
As a direct result of the picnic two
permanent organizations were per
fected, one an Iowa association and
the other a Missouri-Kansas organi
zation, and annual picnics will be held
Committees had arranged long ta
bles in the grove for the accomoda
tion of the picnickers, but it was ear
ly foreseen that these would not ac
commodate the large crowds arriving
Estimated Over 600 People in
Attendance-Iowa Joins
State Association
in the future.
and the overflow spread their lunch
on the benches and seats and even on
the grass in the grove. Registrations
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showed tnat .amines were repre
sented from Iowa, 65 from Missouri
and 62 from Kansas. After the pic
nie dinner the large crowd assemble.?
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in ..ne pavi.ion w ere an excellent
program was given as follows:
Vocal Duet—Mrs. R. G. Newcomer
Reading—"Hullo" and "Goin' Fish
in'" by Mrs. Maxûeld.
Vocal solo—Mrs. Kenkle.
Kansas—Ed Skinner.
Duet—"Poet and Peasant" Ovep
ture—violin and piano, Misses Ruth
and Janet Hawkins.
Iowa—Miss Katharine Mann.
Missouri— Dr. N. B. Barnes.
and C. L Gama.-e.
Piano duet—Mrs. Motz and Miss
Our Adopted State—Mrs. Ancy
After the program the crowd min
gled together and spent a delightful
Each Dienicker
town and made it a fine time for one
to become acquainted with his neigh
time it was decided to form a per
manent organization and to join the
Iowa State Association of Southern
A committee was appointee
to attend the state association picnic
at Weiser on August 24 and to invite
afternoon visiting,
was tagged with his name, state and
Durine the afternoon the people
from Iowa held a meeting, at which
the association to hold the 1923
^ , ... . .
The Kansas and Missouri people
made tentative plans to form a per
mananent organization and will hold
rooms on Monday night, August 21,
at which time officers will be elected,
and plans made to hold an annual
picnic for Idaho people from these
glasses, etc. were left at the picnic
orniinHs. and those losing article« can
1 - " ■ arl - ,c e - can
inquire about tnem by calling 20-R4.
With an estimated production of
nic at Emmett.
a meeting at the Commercial Club
Quite a supply of dishes.
242.900 bushels, Idaho's peach crop
for 1922 promises to break all pre
vious records, according to the month
ly 'report of the agricultural sUtis
tician of the Idaho crop reporting ser
Of this Emmett's share will be
Due to the falling of prunes, the
tonnage has been reduced in the past
about one-fifth of the whole, or 125
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pecially the older ones, there will
hardly be 40 per cent of a crop. The
younger trees are holding the fruit
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better, and some orchards report only
a slight dropping. The prune crop
in the entire state is affected by fall
ing fruit.
Steila Moulton added to the Index
cufio collection this week a vegetable
that closely resembles a baseball bat,
only larger around, and weighs over
few weeks to about 50 per cent of a
normal crop. In some orchards, es
six pounds. It is supposed to be a
New Guiana bean, and was grown on
Mrs. Mary Knautz added to the col
over 26 inches long, and some boys
left a freak tomato.
the Moulton farm.
t- » u -. »1 . ,,
Fred W hitseU, who recently sue
cessfully passed the state dental ex
amination, has decided to locate in
Emmett and is opening up offices in
the Bank of Emmett building, in the
. ,
rooms formerly occupied by Dr. Alien.
lection a string bean that measures
New Dentist
XOTE Ed Skinner and T. B. Hargus
left Saturday for a two or three
weeks vacation at Knox and Johnson
creek The following article was re
cejv £j t ^ av Them
Drake's Lodge at Knox—In a talk
at the Kansas-Missouri-Iowa picnic
i ,
a * ew days ago. Miss Mann quoted a
verse or two from "Out Where the
West Begins." Here is where the
West ends, and "the handclasp," we
«re sure is much warmer than where
tbo ^ en begins, for these people
ba ''e no equal for warm-hearted hos
pitality and honest-to-God qualities
°f manhood. And Dan Drake and his
Out Where the West Ends Na
lure is in Her Primeval
. .
?°o<l wne are princes of them ah.
But I notice that these men of the
" oun " iM have *- he same fail in that
they nave m the more settled por
t ions of the lower country—the best
trout and the most grouse are to be
found ju-t up the other fork of the
Salraon or ovf,r ° n the other ridge,
and so Tom and Me are chasing the
will-o'-wisp U p the ragged mountains
and along the boulder strewn streams
As a result both of us are laying off
today-—the fourth day out—giving
sore muscles and stiff joints a chance
to recuperate and nursing blistered
heels and soles. Tomorrow we will
fare forth again to another spot
where trout are said to be so thick
that the waters of the lake are kept
in continual commotion.
We arrived here at 5 o'clock Sat
urdav evening and impatiently wait
ed for an opportunity to get our feet
under Mrs. Drake's oining room table.
Whiie she has not notified vis yet,
we are expecting her to charge us
double price for board. If sbe does
nt . tbe nouse will sure lose money.
The "table" of Drake's lodge is fam
ed throughout this entire section, and
every traveler, be he a tenderfoot
from the lower country or a native
hese regions, will stretch his day's
rdor to put Up at Drake's
»Chile the food is of a substantial
character, cooked as the old-fa3hioned
housekeeper knows so well to do, the
delicacies are not wanting. For in
sta --^ * n Emmett cantaloupes,
waaed through two heaping big plai
ters of trout olanked with bacon, li
beral quantities of potatoes, delicious
"gems", fruit and Lord only knows
what else. Tom, who says he never
ar.ee, for breakfast this morning we
what else. Tom, who says he never
could stand more than a piece
toast and a small portion of breakfast
food, loosens his belt three times,
on e 0 f the last to leave the table
and ar. hour later takes out his watch
*o calculate if he can stand it until
the triangle on the porch clangs out
a summons to dinner (lunch they call
j t j n town.) I'm afraid he will have
to be sent home in a high-powered
truck, as , ^ f çar the Dodge, sturdy as
^ the^levef stretches of road Tot
to speak of the Big Creek summit.
Reverting back to the menu, no salad
has been served yet, thank heavens,
even ..hough Dans garden is full of
beaa lettuce, and Tom has thrown out
manv a hint that he is very fond of
t j, e ' £T ^. eIi stu ff. jj ut how far do you
thir.k a fellow would get in climbing
,hese mountains or chambering over
boulders in these dashing streams on
a diet of salad and head lettuce?
Yesterday, we found some
5 P nn 8 s the woods, with a wooden
dated"^ cabiT O^course Ä
rb^h ? Tom suggest^ that theTat
was big enough for two, but I balked,
as he declared he intended to soak for
30 minutes. But I am accustomed
to taking a bath every Saturday
night, when I am home. I concluded
five minutes was long enough for us,
and a: the conclusion our skins were
red as lobsters, for the water is real
hot. but Gee how it stinks.
ever : :n s P*. te tbe °d° r - we drank
until our diamphrams were as tight
as drums. There are hot springs
everywhere, and suggests that here
is not omy the top of the world, but
{hat ;jr . d / rneath £ ell is i ocated and
Ole Nick is running his furnaces
three shifts a day. Perhaps one of
these days tie will poke a hole through
to the top, stick in a great big funnel
and throw in all the bolsheviks, pro
fiteers. moonshiners, hypocrites and
- be rest of the scrum of the earth,
Knox has an interesting past. It
wes in its heyday 20 years ago when
pr0 spector. Eastern millionaire, min
er and freighter trekked over the
rough trails and improved roads to
the^go-d diggings of thunder Moan
tain. This was one of the stations
on the route, and the dozen or more
log houses that still remain standing
could tell tales that would stir the
blood if they could speak. Strolling
through the old town the other after
noon with Dan Drake, he pointed out:
thp poimf of jnter< , st in th ; old days .
« n « ba t building a saloon, another
in that cabin over yonder: in the out
skirts Big May, a later denizen of
had her sporting house; m
that once pretemtous building one
^ou] d find any game of chance he de
sired. Of course, there were si
enormous livery bam.- and feed
rals and a hotel,
are f
All the buildings
down and going to decay
Three years ago Dan Drake vacated
the old hotel when he had completed
his new building where this rambling
î sketch is being written. It is built
•of logs, with walls and ceilings of
lumber. This lumber, by the way,
vas bought from the Citizen* Lum
ter company of •Enrmett. The walls
of the lobby are covered with trop
hies of Dan Drake's hunting expedi
One of tnem is a goat skin,
immaculately unite, and another is
cougar, botn magnificent specimens.
On a shelf is a set of scales, used to
" ei, i b £°*d dust when that was a
of exchange. This hotel is a
/fL hanter *
anJ fishermen. Some of them come
f ' om back Ean - When th * •***
season opens, every room will be fiil
«1. deer are plentiful and the
aP^ndid new ru f d built b >" the
service makes travel by automobile
a j leature.
Mrs. Drake is a daughter of Mrs.
and a _««*«' of Wilbur of
s £T£rg a portion of the summer
here A stage, carrying mail, with
Harold Gorton as driver, makes daily
br 'P s l!Cm Cascade,
■ ions
Mother Wilbur has been
Those wealthy oil men from Okla
' homa, who came in here sometime ago
with a pack of dogs to hunt big game.
B is said their dogs
have dwindled to half the original
number—probably the result of the
feeling engendered that such forays
on the best game preserve in the
west should be sanctioned by the
state game department. It is also
said that these hunters have had poor
luck and have not bagged a single
Speaking of bears, Roy Roper, who
is herding sheep near here, killed a
big one a few days ago. At the first
shot the bear was wounded and came
straight for him. Roy never flinched
but pumped the lead into the enraged
beast. The bear dropped dead within
five feet of Roy, with six bullets in
his body.
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J\ () LAI
Heavy Casualties in Hauling sends
cans of channel catfish fingerlings
f or pitting in the sloughs west of
hopes were blasted by another mes - 1
sage announcing that Emmet's quoto
of rish had died in transit and con-,

Sportmen's Hopes Glimmering
Ed Mays had "hi* hopes raised to
the zenth power Monday by the re
ceipt of a message stating that two j
would arrive in Emmett Wednesday
town. But the next morning all his !
of rish had died in transit and con-,
"• " ' P
is ea here this y ear -
The fingelmg or fry, consisting
)0 cans were secured from the feder
a ] burea ,j of fisheries from Montana.
ling and shipping, the original con
signment dwindled to three cans
xhese were planed in the Boise river
near Boise and at Buttermilk slough
near Pay«e.
Ed Mays was probably the most dis
appointed man in town over the non
arr j va ] 0 f tbe fish for Emmett waters
, , , , . ..
He has worked hard to secure the
fish, which come from the govern
ment hatcheries and was jubilant over
prospects of receiving them. Hp
, , ^ . ,
had ***" over lhe Seven Ml!e slough
and had picked out nice places in
which to plant the fish. But he says
but owing to heavy casualties in hand
that he has been promised another
shi P menî thi * fa!1 or 5 P rin *- a '* 1
stil > has h °P* s that — da >'
6 e ab ' e to full a three pound channel
cat out of the Payette.
On Squaw Creek
Boys Scouts Camp
Twelve boy scouts under the super
vision of Vem Munday and Harold
Brt>wn spent the week near Squaw
and they declare they had the swell
est time of their lives,
c am P when they returned some. Fisn
ing and scout work occupied their
Creek ranger station above Gross
The party was taken up Sunday by
auto and spent until this morning in
Those in the party were: Budd
Merton Bladder, Percy
Moore. Roy White, Karl Salskov.
Bucknum, LeRoy Lytle, Billy
Soule, Howard Munday. Junior
Knowles, and Ralph Mundav
Vern Munday was scout master and
u D
s ~ ut mast -
Will Teach at Bend
Carleton Lathrop has accepted a
position to teach in the schools at
Bejuj. Ore., for the coming vear, and
ha? resi d his jtjon as ' jnci ,
. , . , , _ .
of the high school at Ontario. Ore.
The new position carries with it the
position of athletic coach and was ten
der?d b j m on accoun t of meritorious
twq years.
work in the Cfntario schools the past
Oil Company Organized at Pay
ette—Big Willow Lands
That there is great excitement over
prospects for oil in the Big Willow
creek country is evidenced by the
activity in filing on government Land
in that territory in the land office
at Boise and the organiiaion of an
oil company at Payette to drill on
Little Willow creek.
A company with a cash backing
of {250,000 has been incorporated un
der the name of the Southern Idaho
Oil Company, with headquarters
at Payette and is composed of
Payette stockholders. These men
have made a thorough examination
of the Little Willow district and they
are convinced that oil is there in pay
ing quantity.
They have already secured leases
for quite an area of land and are get
ting more. They have already hauled
lumber for bridges and culverts for a
new road to be built to the point
where active drilling operations are
to be conducted. They are buying a
drilling outfit and will move it. on
their leased land as soon as possible.
It is expected to have the derrick
set up and begin actual drilling inside
of two to four weeks. A prominer.'
geologist from Texas has been going
over the field for seme time past and
it is under his direction and advice
that the well will be drilled.
Coinciding with the announcement
of the organization of this company
at Payette, the Boise land office re
ports the filing on over 6000 acres of
land in the Big Willow creek country.
14 miles north of Emmett. The ap
plications were filed Monday for ap
proximately 3800 acres,
Hammond of Payette and U. P. Ste
vens of T'
ants„ Mr. Stevens filing on 2460
acres and Mr. Mammond on 1320
acres. Arthus S. Hincks of Payette
was the third applicant to file for
oil land, his filing being for 207 4
Amos C.
Falls were the apph
According to reports, the well is
to be drilled in section 18 township 9
north, range 2 west. Und office re
j cords show that all lands adjoining
-heir section are patented and the
of more tbar acres are as
Gustaf D. Amen died Saturday af
temoon at Blackfoot, where he has
been for several months receiving
treatment for trouble resulting from
severe attacks of rheumatism. The
body was shipped to Emmett and the
funeral was held at Bucknum chape!
T D c C,
j Tuesday. Rev. Elmer Grant Keith
preaching the funeral service and the
Moose lodge haring charge of the
service at the grave. Gustaf David
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Amen was bom m Buckiin. Mo.. June
15, 1878. and was 44 years old. He
was a member of the Swedish Luth
eran church, and died a faithful mem
ber of his belief. He came to Emmett
over twenty years ago and up until a
few years ago, when he was taken
sick, he was closely identified with the
to be drilled in section 18 township 9
near this section as they can get.
business and social life of the city.
He was a partner of A. P. Peterson
in ice business for several years.
and also in the livery stable business.
On the 12th of June. 1907. he
united in marriage to Eliza Miller,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Miller,
now of Landax. Ore. To this union
four children were born, three daugh
ters and one son. all of whom survive
to mourn his loss. He is also
survived by the three sisters and one
brother. He was a charter member
of the Moose and Yeoman lodges of
this city. Mr. Amen became the
friend of ail who made his acquaint
ance. For many years he was prom
inanee in lodge circles, and will be
greatly missed and mourned by a
large circle of friends who held him
in the greatest esteem.
Grouse Plentiful
The Emmett sportsmen who took
advantage of the opening day of the
grouse hunting report the birds plen
riful and most of the parties had the
limit before noon and were home ear
ly in the afternoon. Dr. Byrd reports
that he got the limit by 10 o'clock.
Sam McMillan. H. D. McVean. John
Barbour and Andrew Little went to
Crane Creek, and report hunting fine
in that locality.

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