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-1^ === i. X Caldwell, Idaho, October 5, 1903. No. 43 State Fair. of the Exhibits and Mm Winntrs. State, or Inter-Mountain fair, WAA held at Boise last week, g Wil i dcr lay the fact that the Lewis & 6btrk Exposition, Mich general attention Oltvrallj detracted from the interest la All the fairs of the Pacific North has monopolized this year, and wu quite well attended and had iùiént number of attractions to fruit, farm and horticultural de aments, "Were, as they always are, MB Chief features in the main exposi <m buildings, although there were liMlCfklttSdisplays in mineral collec pna, Strt and household exhibits, and BiHtlCy and ornamental work, that a goodly n umber of people. * J much favorable comment. Rkmiogton county, while it did not Éiÿ« the largest display of fruit, veg lables and farm products, was award on general excellence. ; were many varieties of fruits, ittea grains, grasses, corn and products that combined to make creditable display. sweepstakes, Mrs, rts Hraafn charge of the Washing COttntj exhibit, and performed her r with tact and apparently, excel it Judgment. ?As»ix county made a surprising plaJ of farm products, vegetables i fruits, and largely, too, from the fe Twin Falls portion of that coun and waa awarded second prize for fgeneral excellence of the 105 va ti«S shown. It was a showing high pralaewonhy, and reflects some ng of the fut ure of that great por I Of w commonwealth. The ex il charge of A. McPherson, I Falls Company, who nev Opportunity to express his pof the Cassia county ex II many who looked uoon it. IChof the farm produce in this dis wax grown on land this season for Cultivation for the first time, t de county display, which was in tff|" of Horticultural Inspector B. was the largest and most pf any in the horticultural Although it was given third the rules of marking the judges. There were it WAX |A the sSrŸJi ai * SAX of fruit alone, and quite X>f vegetables and farm pro 138 SÄ „ M IS w*s . I galets, tfcx fruit however, being the This embraced many Had specimens of special cbtof fex tore. iHBlit. >nil included specimen packs of 30 boxes of beautiful Italian shown by C. J. Sinsel, the dpsxler, which were in the pack lyr for prizes, offered by C. J. ■PBIÉlf fHT the best prune pack. Some fagtSS iff apples that were kept in cold tbc past year, were shown by Pm it Co. Some large and Jonathan and Arkansas llpelt Apples were also shown by this A appearance of the fruit exhibit Ma AlttCWhat marred by the dust during some of the CAtte in breezy weather during- the fair; but in the main it was a good clean exhibit and a credit to Ada county. In addition to this ereneral, or county display, there were son.e indi vidua! displays of decided merit. T. A. Allen and wife, of Meridian, who had some 70 varieties of fruits and a large variety of grains* grasses and vegetables. Their fruit display was in the form of a p 3 'ramid and con sisted of both fresh and preserved ar tides. They were awarded 17 first, teresting and and 7 second premiums, three sweepstakes. including J. B. Meyers of Boise had a most in attractive display of occupied a grapes and pears. This prominent table near one of the mam passages of the horticultural building and proved one of the features of the fair. There were 40 varieties of grapes which represent about half of the number Mr. Meyers has growing, but t ot yet bearing, and 20 varieties of pears. In the grape exhibit were a dozen foreign varieties, and a choice f .. n L. m which was so highly praised in last week's Gem State Rural, by a big New York fruit house. The cut is used by courtesy of the Emmett Index, «j % i. ■ f € M T5 * i: y. x r % a if iZir*# tP.É y. The Idaho Prune of Commerce. The illustration shows the Italian prune as raised in Idaho collection of the best American. There were many plate exhibits and ous large and beautiful clusters tastefully arranged. Mr. Meyers is an nuraer enthusiast on grapes and pears and has had so much valuable experience with these fruits, by way of experiment, that his ex hibits and his views regarding them will be given in a special article later in the Gem State Rural. Sugar beets were represented by a dozen or more lots from growers in Ada and Canyon counties of Idaho, and in Malheur county, Ore. These were judged by C. S, Faurot, of Cald well, Wm. Gough of Nampa, and F. S. Roberts of Payette. Bat the speci mens approved by them will go to the chemist to determine the points of merit which only such an analysis An interesting individual exhibit in the horticultural building was the "bug," or aphis display made by Hor It consisted of 65 different varieties of these insects. Each feeds on different The Boise and Bayhouse Floral com will show. ticultural Inspector B. F. Hurst, P anie s had pretty floral displays in the horticultural hall. kinds of trees and shrubs. Cattle. The cattle were represented by Shorthorns, Aberdeen Angus, Jer s eys and Holsteins. Dr. George Col lister, of Boise, had 14 head of Short horns, of different ages, headed by his g ne registered bull, Admiral Dewey There were some nice cows, heifers and young bulls in the lot, and they received a liberal number of first prizes. J. K. Farley, an enthusiastic young man, had charge of the doc tor's cattle. L. F. Young and T. H. Wyman, got _ ' second and third prizes, respectively, on Shorthorn bulls. Eagleson Sc Sons had 19 head of blocky, handsome Aberdeen Angus, that were as good representatives of as one often sees. The exhibit included two fine bulls—Duke of Mt. Vernon and Lord this great beef breed, Geary 2nd, and one 1690 lb. 3 year old steer. There was also a 5 months old calf that was a beauty, that weighed 500 pounds. Some July cal ves, already weaned, were surprisingly large and plump. Eagleson Sc Son, have 1-30 head in all of these cattle and as the senior member of the firm declares "they are the best beef breei that walks," it may be taken for granted that they are pretty well satisfied with the sleek, meaty blacks. They are now putting- steers on grain for the Christmas market. The Jersey exhibitors were Kirkpat rick and Hurtt, of Parma, I. N. Costen, and William Dawson, of Boise. The last two only showing, each, a bull. Kirk Patrick & Hurtt showed 7 head, including their registered bull, Olga's Bachelor, and two good cows. Two of these cows, Oregon Wild Rose and Vesty Jane, were entered in the butter test held during the fair. S. G. Tun ing was in charge of the animals, as sisted by W. W. Kreider. Dave McMullen had some clever Holsteins, including the registered bull, Frank Darsy, and three cows. One of the latter had pretty twin calves by her side. Two of the cows shown were good for SO pounds of milk a day each and were entered in the dairy contest. The following were the awards on cattle. Cattle Awards. Shorthorn bull—Dr. George Collis ter. Boise first. L. F. Young, Boise, second prize. Shorthorn bull—Dr. Collister, Boise, first and second. Shorthorn bull calf— T. H. Wyman, Boise, third. Shorthorn calf—Dr. Collister, Boise, first and second. Bull and four cows over year old— Dr. Collister, Boise, first. Shorthorn cow—Dr. Collister, Boise, first and second. Best bull—Dr. Collister, Boise, first. Shorthorn heifer—Dr. Boise, first and second. Shorthorn herd—Dr. Collister, Boise, first. Collister, Franc Daisy—Dave McMullen, Me ridian, first. Olga's Bachelor—Kirkpatrick Sc Hurtt, Parma, first. Silver Chieftan—William Dawson, Boise, second. Bull calf—Kirkpatrick & Hurtt. Par ma, first Iloose—Kirkpatrick & Hurtt, Parma, first and second. Rosaline L — Kirkpatrick & Hurtt, first. Heifer calf—Kirkpatrick & Hurtt, Parma, first. Herd of one bull and four females— Kirkpatrick & Hurtt, first. Bull, Duke Mt. Vernon—A. H. Eagle son & Sons, first. Lord Geary—A. H. Eagleson Sc Sons, first. Bismarck—A. H. Eagleson & Sons, Homedale Paulina --A. H. Eagleson Sc Sons, first and second. Herd one bull and four females—A. H. Eagleson & Sons, first. Herd of four, get of one bull—A. H. Eagleson «& Sons, first. Steer of any age- A. H. Eagleson Sc Sons, first. Bull of any age or breed—A. H. Ea gleson & Sons, second. F. C. Woodford and D. D. Hubbard were i he judges of this department and T. C. Egleston and T. Lane ref erees. The judges in the dairy department, of which A. F. Hitt was the superiu tendent, made their awards before the close of the fair. Two creameries and Awards to Dairy Fzhlbitors.