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The Emmett Index
Published, every Thursday by ED SKINNER A. SONS Subscription Rates In Maho $ 2.00 One year . Six months ........ Three months .. 1.00 — .60 Outside of Idaho «2.60 One year . Six months ... Three months 1.26 .66 Entered in the Emmett postoffice as second class mail matter. ' NOTICE TITSUB8CRIBEKS Look at the printed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when the subscription expires. Forward your money in ample time for renewal Notice date on label carefully, and If not correct, please notify us at once. CURRENT COMMENT CkNE of the biggest bores and hardest to squelch is the fellow who comes from some other town and like« to talk about it. In fact, he is apt to make u* feel sert of uncivi lized and heathenish for living in Emmett instead of Boise, or Nampa or Twin Falla or some other place that never had any special appeal for us. But the bore tells us what wonderful towns they are on every occasion. Of course we know our town is far from perfect. We are inclined to criticise a good many things about it ourselves. But we cab hard ly believe that any town could be quite so perfect as the town that some fellow happens to be from. It has bstter police, a better water sys tem, lovelier swimming holes and paved strees, more up-to-date stores, more beautiful women, more honest business men, better housing condi tions, a better school system, and more efficient moonshine catchers. . ... . , When you listen to one of these fei , ., , . , , lows once you are rather interested , , . and think he must have come from a _ , . ...» .• ptetty good town. But by the time _ . ... j.ui j you have listen«! to him discourse ». . , , .. .. about a hundred times on the merits , .u . , , , , <f the town he is from and the de , . merits of your own little burg, you ... . . . ... 2, begin to get suspicious of him. You j » , 1 , . ., . .. . donH believe any town could be that _, , . . . » », . good and not be overcrowded. About .. 1 , u j < .» the only place you ever heard of tha» came snyw.y near answering the des cription this fellow gives is the place where everybody i. wearing a pair r I •_ „»il il- I win*« and a halo, and plavm* a gol den harp w are now being treated to the opinions of various people as to who are the twelve greatest Ameri can women and the world's six great est men. The opinions as to the wo men vary vastly, albeit a few like Jane Addams, Mrs. Catt and Mrs. Wharton are included in most of the lista —not all. It is impossible to reach a verdict-there will always be a hung jury. And now H. G. Wall* tells us who • re the greatest figures in world his tory and he includes Christ. Aristotle and Abraham Lincoln. There are hundreds of millions who will ques tion even the inclusion of Christ The Chinese would say Confucius. Mohammedans would substitute the leader of their religiou. The Germans would strike out Lincoln and add Frederick the Great or Bismark; the French, Napoleon or Louis XI; the English would find several to whom they would give the preference over Lincoln. The And so the guessing contest con tinues and nothing ia decided nothing at all. The nly interesting thing • bout It is that the guesses give an insight into the mental processes and attitude of the even that is not important—only in us nd I guessers teresting. ^HILE you are inquiring for the things that used to be but are now no more, do you remember when there were no wire screens at the windows and door»? when flies swarmed over the dining table at mealtime like a cloud, and the hired girl stood waving a leaf covered branch broken from a tree, to shoo the flies off the victuals while the family ate their meals; when they put the butter dish in a crock of water on the table to keep tue nies out ol it; when at the board ing house frames hung over the din ing tables covered with gauzy paper cut in great fringes, and the frame was kept swinging during the meal times to scare the flies away while the boarders consumed their meals. Occasionally a family would "mosquito bar" over their windows •nd doors, but that family was voted as "stuck up" and proud-feeling. I can recollect nail "fHE Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers are investing $200, 000,000 in West Virginia and Ken tucky coal mines which have city of 6,000 tons a day. The Coal River Collieries is the new and it is owned by hundreds of loco motive engineers throughout the country. The locomotive also own a bank in Cleveland* and its deposits are enormous. Workmen ■ ployed by the locomotive engineers re a capa company, engineers em ceive only current wages. Coal from their mines is sold at current prices! anyone borrowing money at the en gineers' bank in Cleveland, pays the usual interest. Co-operation, saving, is the solution of the problems of other groups of workers. 'J'HE history of American one of gallant deeds on the part of our officers and men, but it is also one of hasty and extemporized organization. This has always led to undue loss of life and heavy fin ancial burdens. The new law provides for a real national army consisting of the re gular army, the national xuard and the organized reserves. It provides for the maintenance of our forces on an economical pence basis, readily convertible to a war status. The ma chinery of mobilization is thoughtful ly foreseen and not left to decision in wars is the midst of a crisis. Arrangement is made for the continuous flow of trained officer personnel from the youth of the country into the nation al guard and the organized reserves. In direct contrast to the haphazard practices of the past, the new organi zation is built on the practical frame work of the organisation actually created in the World war. Thus the traditions esprit and prestige of our great war unita are to be perpetuated They will beeome permanent institu tions in the great citizen army that must always fight our battles. The prestige of the divisions that fought at St. Mihie! and in the Meuse-Argon ne will remain • potent influence, n to be dissipated and lost like that oT the organizations that fought at Vera Cruz and Chapultepec, or at Gettys burg Pershing in Scientific American. < „„, 1 , .us» , , . 'HE growth of American industry JL , is reflected in a striking manner , , „ in the number of securities listed on , . the New 1 ork stock exchange, ...... "When the first building on the .. . , ... present site of the stock exchange, r .... says a writer in r orbes Magazine, . , , , , , was built in 1866, members looked ... ■ , , . upon it as sufficient to house their ' . ... needs for years to come. A day s . 1 . transactions on the exchange in 1806 , . . * show that the trading was almost .... who,ly ln . government bonds and »«naporUtlon securities. With the ^ C * pt " n " few m nln ? " to cks ' n ,° and Chickamautfa.—General , industrials to speak of had made , . L , 1 t '" e,r a PP earance on the noard. Sales ! on February 2, 1866, were as follows: Government bonds, $187,000; railroad bonds, $2-«, 000; bank stocks, 40; and j otht,r stock8 ' most! y railroad *. 36 - 92:! I "At the present time the total of ! listed bonds is in the neighborhood of I apP r oxim«t.«-Iy $18,000,000,000. K°vernment bonds bring the total to " bout *«<>.W«.000,000. And there are upwards of a hundred companies which are seeking to have their se $21,000,000,000, par value, and the ! listing of stocks, also at par value, is U. S. curities admitted to the list at the earliest possible date." I See That— John G. Woolley, twice prohibition presidential candidate, is suffering from dizzy spells in Spain. Better ct me home Woolley. Can't get dizzy over here any more. Some rich New Yorkers are buying small islands in the Bahama group from England, so they ran have their liquor. What puzzles us is this: Why does a man who has sense enough to make enough money to buy an island want to drink liquor anyway? A woman 103 years of age cast l.er tlrst vote in the primary in Arkansas. Yes, she wanted to know who was running against Andy Jackson. Help make Chicago the greatest city in the world, is the slogan which the windy city has just put out. We are willing to compromise and help make Chicago the greatest city east of Idaho. An Atlantic City federal commis sioner resigned because the Volstead act made so much work for him to do. Evidently he was looking for a public office where the pay was big and no woik to do. A New York lady is suing a news paper man for $100,000 damages in a breach of promise action. She is evidently a woman with very little experience and knows very little about newspaper meii. The public debt was reduced by $6,000,000. That's 6 cents apiece, boys. Hooray! What Price Ink? Circus Msnager—I've found a way to save money Everybody rides over the railroad except the tattooed mun. We send him by second class mall. "How do voii make It?" "He's printed mat ter ami goes any distance for 2 cents an ounce."—American Legion Weekly. Telephone a» a Necessity. The telephone becomes a universal household necessity as soon as the boys and girls become old enough make dates.—Rome (N. Y.) Sentinel. to l TALES OF TOWN MY DAD Say, boys you ought to meet my dad! He's got the world beat 'bout a mile For knowing how to make you glad. It surely would be worth your while To know a dad that ain't forgot That he wan' always just so old. I've seen some dads 't growl a lot. An' think a boy was made to scold. But, my dad, he just seems to know A boy ain't sprouting angel wings At least not where the wing 'd show. You'd almost think he's done some things himself, the way he understands And talks about mistakes you make I ain't afraid to show my hands To him when I have made some break. An' he ran play, I tell you what! And ain't afraid of getting hurt. He's Nor doesn't mind a little dirt. The boys all like him in the game, Because he always plays it fair; An' win or lose, it's just the same. There's no regret, if you square. You know, I'd hate to have dad feel He couldn't trust me every day. My dad's a good scout, true and real; And I'm agoing to find his way, And follow it. A dad like that Is worth a youngster's tying to. No boy's life's ever stale and flat, With such a dad to see him through play A tree toad loved, a she toad That lived in a tree; She was a 3-toed tree toad. But a 2-toed tree toad was he. The 2-toed tree toad tried to win The she toad's friendly nod; For the 2-tocd tree toad loved the ground That the 3-toe<l tree toad trod; But vainly the 2-toed tree toad tried— He couldn't please her whim; In her tree toad bower, with the V-toe power, The she toad vetoed him. AAA Sing a song of scratching when the season rolls around, Of grumbling and groaning, and eke a growling sound, Now the grass with dew's a-glitter, and mosquito time is here, There's scarce a leg in Idaho that isn't scratched this year. » » * The cost of living is the same—all you make. ♦ * * People who really think kisses have germs usually look the part. # C « "A skin you love to touch" is one that doesn't get slippery in this kind of weather. * * * "Every girl can be beautiful," says an advertisement. Yes, but suppose she is broke? * « * Marriages may be made in heaven but a comfortable porch swing of | delivers the goods. # # « This weather is a vast relief to those who cannot afford to go to the mountains to get an imitiation of it. ♦ * * Another sad thing about motoring is that when a man has tire trouble he sometimes has a religious break down. « « * Cantaloupes are jest like women we kin thump 'em, an' lift 'em, an' squeeze 'em, but we can't tell a blam ed thing about 'em till it's too late. S * * If any housewife was to receive time and one-half for overtime she could build the Butte block with her back pay 'nd then have 'nough left for a new flivver! # * * "What do you think of tariff re vision," one farmer asked another. "Well," answered the other far "8* —- *bnt th .-Iff >■ a good deal like the weather. No matter what kind you get, it's sure to be bad for somebody's business." * * * A soldier was being buried with full military rites, the body had been lowered into the ground, the officer in charge gave the usual command and the custom ary volley of shots rang out. A lit tle girl, standing with her brother and father was very much interested She turned to her father and said: "Daddy, why did they do that?" "Oh. gee. Sis, don't you know?" answered the brother, without a mo ment's hesitation, "they did that to wake God so He'd let that poor fel low in." Just after ♦ A A An artless young woman stepped bank the other day and into handed a check to the cashier with the request that he should cash it. "This check, madam," said the cash ier, "isn't filled in." "Isn't what?" said the young wo man. 'It has your husband's name sign ed to it", explained the cashier, "but does not state how much money you want." "Oh, is that all?" was the reply. "Well, I'll take all there is, please." AAA One afternoon last week an Em mett woman took a couple of pack ages into her husband's office and asked him to take them home that evening. One of the packages eon 'Be sure tained some tomatoes, that you put the tomatoes on ice," said the lady. Being a well trained husband, he did as he was told. The next morning the tomatbes were found on the library table. "What did you do with the other package?"! she asked. "Put it on the ice as you j told me to do," replied the husband, j She went to the ice box and got it. The husband had gotten mixed in his packages. He had put the one containing his wife's new corset on j 4 0 a, I , . ,. . . . „ , _ A company of a division of color-. ed troops were in heavy marching order awaiting the word to start for | the front. It was to be their first . , , . ... actual contact with the enemy. One of the privates had somewhere pick- i ed up a copy of the Paris edition of ; the New York Herald. ' 1 ice. paper say anything about us boys?" inquired a sergeant. I "It sho' do," answered the private "Does dat improvising. "It sc-z yere dat 25,000 I troo P» > 8 goin' over de top to night suppo'ted by 50,000 Frenchmen. From down the line came" a third voice, saying: "Well, I knows whut tomorro's ed ition of dat peper's gwine say. It's gwinc to say, in big black letters, 'Fifty thousand Frenchmen tromped to death by 25,000 niggers.' « « a "Speaking ,of luck," remarked Old Bill Misgivens, "somehow or other I never had much that I could call good. I have run onto what I considered good openings, but somehow or other they didn't pan out. For instance, I went to Alaska when the gold ex citement was on—located at Nome. I found that eggs were selling for $2 a dozen and concluded that here was a chance to make money in the egg business. I sent back home for four dozen hens. I figured that they ought to lay at least two dozen eggs per day, but there was one thing I hadn't | figured on, and that was the fact that t*ie year there is divided into six months day and six months night. The hens came just as the night was setting in, and as soon as they got their feed they went to roost. They would once in a while get off the roost to eat, but that was all. They insisted on roosting all the time and didn't lay an egg. I got disgusted and sold them. And what do you think and sold them. And what do you think the fellow that bought them did? He rigged up an electric light plant with a lot of globes, in the henhouse, and every six hours he would turn'on the lights. The fool hens thought it was morning, and each one of 'em got up and laid an egg. This worked so well that the man turned the lights on every four hours, and finally got to turning them on every two hours. Those poor hens were plum worn out. They got so they were hardly able to cackle after they laid the eggs. The man overdid the business, however. He was too greedy, the hens died from overwork and lack of sleep. Lay ing twelve eggs a day will wear out any hen. When he opened the dead hens he found that they were entirely empty inside. They had laid eggs until there was nothing left but the outside skin and feathers. "Gringo." The word "gringo," Mexican nlck name for an American, Is In Spanish dictionaries of ninny years ago. The word was first brought into the Span ish language from grlego and the use of the French phrase "to speak ln Greek," which was generally applied to persons who spoke In a tongue un intelligible to them, it Is not, as ha» been stated, of Mexican wur origiD.— Vcnrhorn Independent. I Squaring the Circle». It Is not bad fun to usk an Irritable person to construct a perfect square with four pennies. Probably he will muke whai he calls a "square" .with them by plucing them flat on the table with their edges touching, when you point out at once that this Is Dot a true square, liming made the Irritable person very peevish, explain to him how the square Is made by placing the coins so' that the lines about the date on each penny Join. You may conclude by offering to let him eat the "date»" on the pennies.—Tit-Bits. Testing Child's Musical Ability. Musical ability In a child can be well Judged by testing five faculties: The sense of pltdi, which Is the abil ity to discriminate between higher and lower tones ; the sense of time or rhythm; the sense of consonance, which Is the ability to tell wlmr I* more pleasing and what is less pleas Ing; the sense of Intensity; and mu sical memory, or the ability to remem ber a number of tones front hearing them once. Those qualifications are probably In large measure inherited, for very young children sometimes have them.—Youth"* <'omnnn'on. set Your Own Goal. It's better to attempt and fall than have no failures to your credit, you're afraid of the public estimate yon <-Rn play the little game with your Ideals. Set a goal and rate yourself on the percentage of success attained. It will spur you to prenter effort and the public will never know how far »hört yon often fall of attaining your own Ideal.—Grit. If OPPORTUNITY FOR EMPLOYMENT Oregon Short Une Railroad The Oregon Short Line Railroad Company announces its intention to give preference to young men residing on its lines in employing men, as far as possible, to fill places in all classes of the railroad service and advances the following reasons therefor. FIRST—It will eliminate the "Floater" among our employes and substitute local citizens and taxpayers. SECOND—It will create a mutual interest and a common under standing between the railroads and the people they serve whereby h will be able to understand and appreciate the problems and dif ficulties of the other, and work to a common end, viz: the welfare of the country generally as the interests of the railroad and the comn-u . Bj * eg ' ^ J e Mentica i. To this end they extend a special invitation to young men who live in the country and towns along their lisas to enter the railroad service. At the present time their greatest need is for rough carpenters and experienced «hop men and mechanics, and while they prefer men who ^ h , d Mechanical experience that would enable them to fin" j g j, ,Vj,, ;r training at an early date, they are willing to employ, to a certain extent, young men who are ambitious and willing to learn, and teach them the various trades or professions which enter into railroad work. 1 There are also a number of advantages which railroad employes ijoy which do not obtain in other lines of work, and employment ficei-t will be glad to explain these matters by personal interview prospective employes. Following is a list of positions and rates of pay now in effect for shop employes: with Rat« Payroll Pr. Hr. Cleseificetien Car In* pee to _ .7« Frehrht .... RaW ____ Pr. Hr. Mecfciniet—Lead ..„I .76 Maefciafct and PM. Bax. In« pee tor MaehlnbW Joer PajTall Rate (latäflcation Pr. Hr. Blackaaaith--Heavy Fire . 6 « .7« Blnekani 1th--Jour P .70 n**r .. .«5 Air Brake Inspector* «3 Air Brake Repairer« .61 Car Repair« FrêChtT. Furnace Operator ._ Forcing Machine Operator _ Hammer Operator... H«mWr .... Blacksmith Helper . Coppersmith - Tiasmith« _ .29H Pi pc fit tara - Jacket men _ Babbitt men .. Sheet Metal Worker« .70 Sheet Metal Worker Helper* . .. Boilrr Lanrera . Armature Winder» „ lJlectricians .. Headliichtmer .. Cranesmen (Over 40 Ton ) Cranesmen (Under 40 Ton .70 Mae la tots .TO Boilaraakm BlafkwaMw Shaataatal Work« .a M . .»7 PaMTifir .. Light R«patrm«n Wr.ek lag DerrW Snginavra *>, g .13 TO .37 « .70 .70 l«t « month«.. 2nd « month» . .70 Lomo. Cran« Kn .70 Irt $ momtha _ St rirwffro* .66 A .63 Carmen H*?per* .. Cnr Ollen . Material Carrier«. Coach Cleaner« .... Moulders Bra«« »MrIter_ Cupola Tender ... Moulder Helper« _ .47 Coal Passer* __ Ashpit Men ... Coal Chute Men _ Engine Watchmen .. .38 Fire Knockers Fire Liarhters .. Floe Borer Front End Painters .38 .70 4th 6 months....^ 6th 6 month«_ 6th 6 month«. 7th 6 months. 8th 6 month# .62 Helper Apprentice* to Machinists Boilermaker» Blacksmiths 1st 6 months .47 2nd 6 month« Srd 6 months. 4th 6 months...53 6th € months_ 6th 6 month* _ .67 Machinist Helpers .47 Tool Room Attendant .47 Drill Pre«« 47 Rod Cup Fillers_ .4" Cellar Packers .47 Bolt Cutter* Boilermaker»- Lead .76 Boilermaker A Fed. Bax. Inspector _ .76 BoOermaker Jour .*4* _ .17 4 7 4 .47 .47 .87 47 .70 ~ .70 .70 .70 .70 .42 66 •< .49 .60 . .47 .61 Help Painters—Locomo tive . Painters—Coach « Pai nters—Freight Car .. Carpenters—Locomo FJ .. .88 28 . .70 M .70 Hoetler Helpers— Inside . Lubricator Fillers ... .38 Sand Dryers .. . .33 Supply men—Loco motive Supplyme . .62 ._ .3* . .70 Carpenters—Coach .70 Carpenters— F reicht Car .. Carpenters—Foundry .65 Patternmakers .70 Upholsterer _ Mill Triple Valve Re pairer Carmen—Tender Trucks .. Coach Truckmen _ .70 Electro Plater .70 .47 .63 Caboose .38 .89 Wipers .70 —TO neymen Flanxer Flue WekWr Layer Out . Flanxe Fire Helper . .62 Boiler maker Helpers .47 Boll s I -washer* .70 Pr. Day ~s Stationary Engineers A Firemen 24.28 to 96.16 Hostler Helper*. Outside . Pumpers Pumper* ... .70 _ .70 .. .75 .65 24.40 .23.6120 .. 2.2120 4~ W Any additional information desired may be obtained by writing to, •r personally calling on the undersigned. L. E. HALBERT, Supervisor of Employment, Room No. 209, Lnion Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah. Ap proved : H. V. I PLATT, General Manager. Fertilize Your Trees Now is a good time to give your Prune and Pear trees a good tonic so that they will mature the crop they now have and also set lots of good healthy fruit spurs for next season's crop. Use Old Reliable Orchard Fertilizer We handle All Kinds of Orchard Sup plies. Prices Right. Call on üs when in need. Emmett Fruit Growers Assn. E. E. DEAN, Manager. Phone 46. DR. I. A. WOOD DENTIST FINLEY MONROE Attorney at Law Practice in AH Courts Emmett, Idaho * Oil ice ioi. ives. ial-iu Bank of Emmett Building Emmett, Idaho GEO. C. HUEBENER Lawyer Practice in All State and Federal Courts Room 16, Bank of Emmett Bldg. Phone 156, Emmett, Ida. DR. c. B. TITUS Dentist and EX-RAY EXAMINATION Rooms 18 & 19, Bank of Em mett Bldg. Hours, 9 to 12 a. m. 1 to 5 p. m. Evenings by ap pointment. Phone 230. i R. B. AYERS Attorney and Counselor PRACTICE IN ALL COURTS Room 7, Bank of Emmett Bldg. Emmett, Maho DR. B. O. CLARK Physician and Surgeon 117 N. Washington Avenue Phone 6 Bank of Emmett Bldg. i J. P. REED Attorney and Counselor at Law Practice in All Courts Emmett, Idaho C c. D. BUCKNUM* Funeral Director r and Licensed Embalmer Finest Equipped Funeral Chapel in the state. Calls to city or country responded to promptly. CEM COUNTY ABSTRACT COMPANY KATHERINE MANN, Mgr. Bonded Abstracters Auditor's Office, Court House Emmett, Idaha Agency for MONUMENTS of «11 kind«. 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