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LOCAL and PERSONAL.
A. T. Thomas of Boise made us a pleasant call this month. He has quite an extensive or chard and believes the trees went into *'winter quarters'' in good condition. The great clearance sale of Oakes Brothers is announced on another page of this issue. It is a genuine bargain event, and our readers should take advantage of it at once. W. S. Whitehead, the Boise druggist, informs us that peaches were his best fruit crop the past season. This fruit he sold to dealers at from 5 to 6 cents per pound, and the retailers got from io to 12 cents for much of it. 1 he varities were the Alexander, Crawford's Early and EIbcrta. Tom Munk of Caldwell has be come a poultry fancier, and has lately been stocking up with pure blood Buff Cochins. He has about 25 of these purchased inly from W. S. Badley and McFarland of this place. Tom says he prefers the big Buffs to any other breed because they are good layers and broilers ma Mr. always docile and are easily kept. H. G. Wilson, the well-known business man of Boise has acres in mixed orchard 10 miles below that city from which he this 10 year grew some choice apples. The site of this orchard is bench land, which Mr. Wilson says was much more exempt from se vere frost than bottom land in the same vicinity. Wrn. Snodgrass of this city, is breeder of fox recently made an enthusiastic hounds and i las some good sales of this breed, lie thinks it about the most use ful canine to be found, and au thorizes the Rural to say that ma ca votes those who are troubled by rauding cats, rabbits, and the like, can get speedy re lief by securing one of these vig ilant watchdogs. Pastor Wilder of the M. E. tells how, se, on a Church at Caldwell, when he went to Boi to attend Quarterly Con , and after being assigned at the pleasant home of the good brethren, time, ference a room one cast on to seek ths down town barrier. departure for this purpose a bright little girl of the hosts' family, so much anxiety, that she had oc ser vices of a His abrupt caused rushed to her father's office in great alarm and shouted ' 'Papa! papa! we caught a preacher, but he got away ! ' ' John Drcnnan, of this place is in from his sheep camp, in Owy hee county; He says the late heavy snow that covered the (range, astonished the sheep as much as it did the He owners. was compelled to feed hay to 3, 000 head for 10 days or so. At first the animals did not take kind ly to it, but in a few days adapt, ed themselves to the changed conditions. now disappeared from the range, and the grass is green, feeding is not necessary and has been dis As the snow has continued. The sheep are doing very well. [ J. M, Hutchinson and W. H. Platt, both enthusiastic fruit growers of Payette, were recent callers. Mr. Hutchinson has a very nice young mixed orchard of 700 trees on his 40 acre tract near the town. Mr. Platt has a orchard block within the town limits on which he has for years grown a surprising quantity of fruits and vegetables, these gentlemen agree as to the peculiar adaptability of this por Both of tion of Idaho for orchard and gar den products, but insist that tivc and uptodate methods needed to free the State from in ac are sect pests. W. H. Taylor, Sheriff-elect of Canyon county, is among the late subscribers to the Rural. He has a few acres in orchard on his rich bottom land near Payette and takes a keen interest in fruit He expects to enlarge an early day. Mr. growing, his orchard at Taylor believes that Idaho has marked advantages over California in the matter of some even fruit growing, but strongly dis approves of slip shod and especially in irrigation. believes that too much generally used methods He water is and that more trees are ruined by being literally drow ned and continually out, root soaked, ably any other i ( ? y than from prob causc. certainly not alone in this contention and those who hav Mr. Tay ;or IS not thought of this phaze of charding should investigate. e or COLONY LOCATION. Suitable for small colony. Location 20 miles from Caldwell near railroad, and very desir apic in every way. Lands open to Home stead and Desert Entries. Abundant supplies at command. Choice for orchards or farming. Excédent climate. For particulars £ n r ' n ot wn,e the Editor of the Gem State water BE AUTIFUL LINE OF CELLULOID NOVELTIES. Children's Fur Sets, 75c. Ladies' and Misses Corsets, 60c Stamped Linens and a nice line of HANDKERCHIEFS. An elegant display of TRIMMED HATS For Midwinter wear. MEDIUM TRIMMED MTS A Specialty, at The Caldwell Millinery Parlors. I WHAT ABOUT } FIRE O INSURANCE ! Jhe season of dis astrous fires is proaching, person whose property is not insured is taking chances which people can afford to i take. ; ap and the ; few The rate, or pre mium on a good farm dwelling risk, is only about 2'per cent, for 3 years, and a pol icy can be made cover or to nearly every kind property. of farm We represent only the strongest and best companies, those which i : have been time-tried and fire-tested. I A few dollars in now may vested , , „ save you hundreds of dol lars, and possibly the accumulation of a life time. Is it wise to de . y - Kates and other information promptly given on application. " A. E. GIPSON, CALDWELL, IDAHO. FOR SALE A jjood wind mill, or will PYP u„ ä"äi ajT 1 '-I.. Excelleni location for orchard i P° s, °ffice. urban homes. Will sell a n ,ar ™ s 0r sub lesser tracts. Small payment ' < î gethc ^ °r in longtime. Five years^f o aIance - able interest. Inquire at. ret - Reason ■ M B ' °WW.VS OFFICE Mk C'l^liwtbod one JOHN W. PADGET, P HYSICIAN AND SUBGEON-Masonl,. Block, above Bost OBIce. In ofäSTn night. Caldwell, Idaho. ED. E. MAXEY, M. D., P HYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office-Odd Fellows' Block. Special attention given to diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Thrive Glasses fitted. In office all night. DR. W. C. STALKER, DENTIST. P ARLORS in Masonic Block. A five yeai« guarantee with all work. Extracting cents ; set of teeth $10. GIPSON & GWINN, R eal estate dealers, farm loans and Fire Insurance. Conveyancing care fully attended to and acknowledgments taken Bargains In choice fruit lands. Office In Odd Fellow Building, upstairs. Caldwell, Idaho A. GREENLUND, SUCCESSOR TO J.B.WRIGHT, PURE DRUGS. Stationery ^ School Snpplies. ÿine Xfne of Choice Perfumeries. Riverside Irrigation District, Offers Cheap Homes On Its Beautiful Bench Lands Suitable for Fruits, Alfalfa, Hops AND GENERAL FARMING. L5F"* Irrigation Canal belongs ip the Irrigators. J. H. LOWELL, Roswel, Canyon Co. Idaho W. P. HARD, Sonna BIk. Boise, Idaho, Soleirtifio American Agency for ^ ♦ CAwre, nMARKS, SS?« PATKMT» Handbook write to the public by a nr?/U?. n is brought before. v OUC Dy a notice given free of charge in tha 5J "<>V C ^PlendidUr 0 fih 1 " : t r ^ , ® 1 nü ®? Paper In tha man r-i-p-a-n-s LL w The modern ard cine : common Ms of humanity. Stand Family Medi Cures the tu co W every-day > O U nuBi z & o J