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HE GEM STATE RURAL i: j CALDWELL IDAHO, MARCH i, 1900 VOL V. KC io. AH titahAan in California. A récent cheerful letter frem Rev. R. M. Gwinn, contains infer mation that he is having a delight ful time visiting with old friends at Porterville, California. We take the liberty to extract the fol lowing from nis letter; me in with the "Old Guard" in ev ery movement that will further the interests of our State Society and bring our Idaho to the front Count as a fruit growing state. Our am bition must be to stand second to none in the gateway to the Orient now opening before us. I have had a magnificent time attending Farmers'Institutes and being introduced to the leading fruit men of this part of California I have met two of the Commis sioner. of Horticulture and have been shown by them, many of the finest orchards and vineyards in this part of Calif:rnia. great hearted men they are! You would be suprised what an inter est they take in our dear Idaho. to know What They possible about ur soil and tie kinds of fruit we excel in raising' about our irrigation system, the cost of land and water per acre, and whether we will be likely to meet them in the general marxets of the world as competitors. I have gathered many items of information in regard to orchard pests as they exist here, and the lies most successfully used. I have looked into the pump ques tion and r.m invest Th - people of this part of Califor nia arc looking forrekef by pump ing water from the earth, the flow is not suflfidc remc still extending my ions along that line. I err) , where nt from the rivers. e Greeley. ! Spicy Anecdote of 11 Senator Depew story of Horace Greeley: wating", he while he was writing an editorial. has a good I was says, "at his desk A subscription fiend came in,con stantly trying to interrupt, Gree ley kicking at him with his foot while the pen went on. nally turned sharply and said, in his high, shrill vcice, screaming: 'Tell me what you want! tell me what you want, and in one sen-, He fi tence.' The man said: I want j a subscription, Mr. Greeley, for a cause which will prevent a thou sand of our fellow beings from go ing to hell.' Mr. Greeley shouted: T will not give you a cent; there don't half enough go there now,' and resumed the writing of his at tack upon the political enemies who, he thought, ought to remain permanently there." CODLING MOTH INVESTIGATION. Onr Congressman working Faithfully to Secure it. The prospect is en couraging. As stated in our Iasi, Congress man Wilson promptly presented the resolutions from the Idaho and Oregon Horticultural boards and societies, asking for a specal investigation of the codling moth in the Pacific North West. Mr. Wilson writes that, since then, he has had numerous interviews with the authorities on this question and has especially urged upon them the necessity of taking ac tion along this line. The Secre tary of Agriculture did not hold out much encouragement at first, for reasons assigned in a letter which the RURAL intended to pub lish in this issue, but which was unavoidably crowded out. glad to say, however, that Mr. Wilson's persistent efforts have enlisted the cooperation of the Chairman of the Committee of Agriculture in the House, who gives assurance that an arrange ment will be made through the for the desired. Mr. Wilson We are Secretary of Agriculture investigation says he will continue to press the matter, and trusts th A some valu - j able inrmationSvill be secured as | the result. service that will be appreci the fruit growers of the West. This is the kind of] d by orth XT Progress at IJ'ue Lakes. Mr. I. B. Pcrrine of Blue Lakes Idaho, was in town a few days including for the purpose of getting carp ag from the pond at the Boise'Valley Nurseries with which to stock one of his fish ponds at the Lakes. Mr. Perrins has several ponds stocked with fish of different kinds trout, bass, ' pickerel I perch etc., and he now proposes to try the carp. He reports fine prospects for fruit this season and further says that the wagon grade he has been buildin*g for the past two years up the south bank of the Snake river opposite his place, will be ready for use in a couple of weeks, will put in a ferry there also. He Prof. Huntley's paper on prun iven before the State Horti cultural Society, will appear in the next Rural. A timely and valuable bulletin inp < < a on the codling moth by Prof. Al drich, entomologist of our State University, has just been received It .vill be noticed more fully in an early issue of this paper. Pioneer Irrigation District. The result of the election on the question of foiming the Pioneer district in this Irrigation county, anticipated by the RdRAlJ was, as in favor of the proposition by a pronounced vote. In the five vot ing precincts embraced in the pro posed district, there were only four The directors] hown bv unofficial re opposing votes, elected as turns are, T. C. Egleston, W. George, Thomas Smith, Irving! Bissit and Samuel Ball. The first thing after the canvas of the vote, will b A official j the of I directe T mze. will \] c t :ps U rdf to si J11 le t th iz L J .lifted v i district. within I 'S n I aw . tne I ! 0 1 ml 91 at ad d & Thomas, the house of Chicago 0 nd ! Fork, have just issued L verti New ir> a , pamphlet bearing this title, which im of value to all agricultural ad- , It cc ntains a very com- ; plete list of the best farmers' jour- j nais in the United States, with circulations claimed, and -other in It will be sent free to ' vertisers. formation, anyone who writes them Call for Meeting' of Dairymen. The time seems to be ripe for organization of a State Dairy Association in Idaho, the fact that the dairy industry is reaching an important point in the stage of its development in the State, \ve believe it should be re tile In view of presented by a State organization. In every state in the Uhion, where reaching any consider able degree of development, there is a similar organization; and every organization must have a beginning we believe the time has fully come when Idaho should make There arc as a start in this dhection. more creameries in op eration in Idaho today than there were in some of the western states when similar State organizations were perfected. The dairy indus try in this state must be protect ed by adequate laws to regulate the sale of bogus dairy products in the markets of the State when plaCed COm P etit!on with the (genuine products of the dairy. Pherefore in view of the growin importance of this industry and r I r believing that the time is tunc for such an oppor organ'zation, I take the I il: sted in as one who is i te paient h tne Agr : ics t :e of sev r. t t ii ry all m n ( t 1900, l r ' ) pose c îing ci ion. 1 * a circulation £ ic. This rr same time and place west Wool Growers II occur at the is the North Association, hence those who attend may get the benefit of both of these meet ings. There will be present prom inent speakers from other states, and some of these men are inter ested in seeing the dairy interests of Idaho developed by the aid of a State Association. ll. T. French. Prof, of Agriculture, U. of I. Subscribe for this paper.