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v Vol. IX Caldwell, Idaho, November 24, 1904. No. 5u Agricultural Prize. Idaho Captures it at The World's Fair at, St>. Louis. i Idaho fruits, when they have been shown, have always won high honors, at the great expositions of the world, and now the word comes from St. Louis that the State has been award ed the grand prize, over all competi tors, for the excellence of its Agricul tural Exhibit. That is glory enough of itself for one world's fair, if noth ing else were awarded the State; but Idaho has already received flattering recognition in other lines, and so our people have double cause for congrat illation. In making the award, the committee considered the variety and quality of the grains and grasses, and the manner in which, they were dis played. Special credit is therefore Tss o •V m y. 1 w à > .. a" .■■Ç/G ft SV-:. ÄÜ THE RELIABLE MIEHLE. The above cut represents our new Miehle, two revolution press, which is not only a modern, high speed machine, but one well adapted to tine work, and especially to bringing out the delicate lines of three-color, half tone, process, etched and photo-engraved plates. It has a world wide reputation, and is recognized as the standard of excellence among print ing presses, for strictly first-class work. ■due to Superintendent and Mrs. M. J. Wessels, of this branch of Idaho's ex hibit. not only for valuable assis tance in collecting, but particularly, for the attractive manner in which the exhibit was arranged. Mrs. Wessels has more than a local such ex Ireputation for her deftness and skill in designing and arranging hi bits. Hurtt is of course, Commissioner highly g ratified over the result, and .all of the peoole of the State have ®likewise a right to feel very proud of -it Fall Plowing for Broom Corn. Howard of the Superintendent broom corn factory, here, urges fall plowing in preparing ground for a He would plow crop of broom corn, very deep, 18 to 20 inches, using two • plows, and letting one follow the oth The ground is to be left in the rrough until spring and then thorougly -er harrowed, until a dust mulch is formed on the surface. He advocates plant ing the corn about May 1. The Hy brid Dwarf is the variety found to be the earliest and best for this locality, It is a 65 day corn. age of 1200 acres the coming- year, reasonably Mr. Howard hopes to secure an acre He says that results were good this season considering the fact that it was the first year, and a com paratively new crop to nearly all of the farmers. Prices had been lower this year than they had for many years previous, ow ing to the unusually large crop in the east, but he did not believe they would continue low. He expressed confi dence that this crop would prove profitable one for the farmers here, Mr. Howard said that he raised, this season, 5417 pounds from less 6 acres. The demand for brooms is fully up to the supply, his company one day last week having received an than order for 135 dozen. They are of ex cellent quality, New Town at Kuna. It is reported that Kuna, the old stage station on the Short Line, 10 miles east of Nampa, is to be built A good deal of the rich land around there has re cently been taken up, or bought, since the New York canal has been extend up into a thriving town, ed to that point and a townsite has been platted. It is understood that the locality is to be extensively adver tised, and made one of the live points of Southern Idaho. 7 Tons of Onions to Acre. A tenant on the farm of County C jmmissioner, John J. Jarvis, of Mid dleton, raised onions this season, that yielded at the rate of 7 tons to acre. and he sold the entire crop at 2 cents Whats the matter with per pound, the onion anyway? Horticultural and Dairy Board Meet. The State Board of Horticultural In spection and the State Dairy and Pure Commission met in Boise last week, to discuss matters pertaining- to the forth coming annual reports. State Inspector McPherson submitted his report as dairy and pure food com missioner, which was replete with in teresting and valuable matter. It will be published in pamphlet form. The data before the respective XJsthflt ** < SecnftîTry piitt' Professor French and State luspec tor McPherson. boards showed their work throughout the state in an encouraging condition The Horticultural board will issue a condensed report and bulletin later. The Dairy Commission was attend ed by President to C. Howie. Secre tary, A. F. Hitt, Prof. H. T. French Hon. Will H. Gibson and Commiss ioner McPherson. Those in attend ance at the meeting of the Beard of Irrigation on Sucker Creek. Maj. L. V. Patch of Payette, was in town the first of the week on his way to his Sucker creek canal enterprise, 13 miles west of Caldwell. Work is progressing rapidly on the canal, he is building to cover about 3. ÜOO acres of rich land over there. The canal will be ten miles long and 9 feet on (he bottom, and will be com pleted in about a month, Mr. Patch says he is clearing something like 100 acres, a portion of which at least will be put in crops the coming spring. Several others are also clearing ground for early planting next season and all have great confidence in the fertility and productive capacity of the land over there. In thinking about what you would like to read the coming year, be sure to look over our combination offer in this issue. It is a good one and will fit in nicely with the good things the Gem State Rural has in store for you. North West Fruit Grower's Meeting, Secretary Sinsel, of the Northwe-t Association, jr ru it Growers was in In speaking of the town yesterday, coming meeting of that Association, which is to be held in Boise, he said he thought the date would probably be during the third week of January. That, at least, seemed to him a favor able time for it, but he was in corres pondence with President Smith, re garding the matter and would know soon. Mr. Sinsel said there would ^e likely be a three days session, and that the program would be arranged as soon as possible. It would be the aim to have representative fruit grow ers of the Pacific Northwest, deliver papers and addresses and to have full discussions upon topics of practical value. An attractive fruit display is to be one of the interesting features of the gathering. There will likewise some entertainment features, which, in connection with the thor ougly good program, it is the inten tion to have, will make the meet ing, enjoyable, as well as a profitable, one. The Gem State Rural will give the program in full as soon as it is made up. Dont fail to read all of the adver tisements in this issue, from the little cassified ones, to the big displays. They are likely to interest you, and then we want you to always remem ber our advertisers, because they will treat you right. Big- Yield of Spuds and Corn. Five hundred bushels of com off of four acres of ground. Who raised that? Answer. Thos. Hartung. And some say Tom dug 700 bushels of spuds off one acre. S. B. Alspach dug some 30,000 pounds of spuds off of one little acre of land and raised a big squash which looks like it would weigh 100 pounds or more. So says a correspondent of Payette Independent.