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X VoJ. IX Caldwell, Idaho, June 30, 1 904 . No. 29 horticultural Talking Through His Hat. The Rural North proper! v calls down who probably got viewed for the the prunes of the west a left handed It says; west very some fellow himself inter pur p<»se of paying Pacific North compliment. The Packer, published Kansas City, Chicago and ber of other cities, in its Pacific! 1 1 at a nurn Coast department recently pub-* lishhed an article on marketing California prunes which the unwisdom of going outside of jour subject to shows run down the goods of a competitor. The tide is an interview with *'a vet grower" of California prunes and in it he savs: "I regret that the so-called 'prunes,' kilndried, / of Oregon and Washington "as everyone knows, bitter and sour, and will ar eran are, never suit th. American palet. They are not to be mentioned in the same breath and are not therefore to thought of in competion with the California article." The he ti vet eran grower" may have thought his statements were true, but those who know anything abont Oregon and Washington will naturally conclude that he was some fool talking about mat ters of which he knew nothing and that the Packer wasted a lot ol space in making room tor interv te w. _ 611 Tons Alfalfa From 73 Acres. During a chai with President ,, tt r • i . c cv Geo. V. Leighton, of the First; National Bank of Payette, hej being also an extensive land owner and sheep man, Mr. Leighton made mention of a 75 acre alfalfa meadow on Li I tie / Willow creek, which two years ago yielded fill tons of hay. This season from the first cut-1 ting of the same tract he took off loads. of this field is the basis of 40o large wagon yearly average showing, even on 500 tons. S4.U0 per ton for the hay. wonder alfalfa is popular with the bay raisers and farmers. This makes a clever No The seedless apple fad i on, and the reports say that Buf falo capitiiists have leased acres of ground upon which they slips of seed-1 The is now 3 are to plant 55,000 less apple trees, 4 4 11 apples ss. j The Lockport Journal tells how the slips are t are also, it seems, to be corele he rooted, graft ( > ed, and cared for, and how. if the venture is a financial success, the Buffalo firm will go into it on enlarged scale. an % »♦ • ir 0 33 ; A Hunter's Paradise. < ine of tht* -t-cluded yr.izin^ retreats with the ran^e in the i '•f the big «anie Idaho, snowcapped mountain background. O * 33333333333333X33333X3333X833**3X^X33331333333331313333 i Ed. Gem State Rural; i All fruit trees bore heavy this Big Fruit Yield at Blue Lakes. hiSy ear; peaches had to be thinned l? , cherries are being shipped daily. Royal Anns being the fa i vorite with every one. - Mr. Perrioe has a force of men : at work picking the wormy apples and banlett years, and lives in hopes of not having a single cod ling moth next year. Travel is very Every | j mea looking for a land surronding it. hea v v. day brings from one to eight suitable loca at Twin Falls City, or the Commissioner Hurtt is spend ing a few days at Blue Lakes. Occasional. • Blue Lakes Ida, June 25. Georgia peaches are now in the northern markets in abundance, Rural, the estimate of the yield runs up above 5,000 cars. last week's and, as stated in A new enemy of the peach is claimed to have appeared in some of the peach orchards of Delaware and Maryland. It is said to de story the blossoms of the tree by eating a whole in them. There is considerable anxiety about the future of the insect. The Pacific Cost Association re of Nurserymen met at Hood Ri Nurserymen Meet at Hood River. vet Ore.. June 1st. serymen About 50 nur J. B. were present. Pilkington of Portland was elect ed president, and C. A. r son, of Tacoma, Several matters,it Tonnc secy-treasure. special tnter est to nurserymen and truit gr«»w ers were discussed, and through inspection laws were advocated. The Glacisr of Hood River ports that the delegates present were given a reception, including a literary and musical program, f Hon. at the spacious residence < > and Mrs E L. ömith, which was will highly appreciated, meeting of the Association he held in Portland. The next Payette Cannery, The cannery at Payette is now running largely on peas. It will put up about Pears or something like HtjOO cases. A considerable pack of cherries has already been made and more will follow T . about 25 tons in all. Little, if anything, will be done with tom atoes this season as it has not been a favorable one for them. Peaches will come in later, and also pears and prunes. Forty - five people are employed at pres ent in the plant. The pay roll last season was from $lu00 to $1200 per month. Mr E. E. Owens, an experienced cannery I man is the superintendent. The I plant is up to date and is turning jout a good goods It ought to be well sustained. The officers are Peter Pence, president: W. A Coughanour, vice president: V. Patch, secretary and M. A. Albert, treasurer. L. ' The Maple Leaf Creamery at • Payette, under the Immediate management of W. L. Maple, is (still doing good work for the farmers down there. Last year t li*-* créa nery captured blue rib bons at the State and Canyon for the highest scoring butter. Like all of the COUIlty fairs. (other creameries in this region - of the country, it is not receiving all of the patronage it should have and could take care of. The output of butter is about 4500 pounds per month. Some <»f the patrons have received j extra good returns, stance, Mr. FJ F. Allen got 557. 1 2 from 5 cows last Cream is received from stations in Canyon and Washing ton counties by rail, and markets are found at local points and more remote localities Spokane. For in * 1 . vear. several a? such as There are now 45 patrons of the creamery which has a capacity of IfiOo pounds of butter per day. A severe hail storm G said to have swept over the Rockv Ford. Colo.. melon plantings last week, How much harm was done to the vines, is not known.