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BOISE. Reported and revised weekly for the Gem State Rural by Plowhead's Market Grocery, E. H. Plowhead, proprietor — Wholesale and Retail dealer in farm products and grocer ies, 820 Idaho St. Boise. The prices quoted are those paid by the dealers for the items named. 12 Cheese, per lb.. . Butter, creamery, " ranch,. . $ 27 per lb (< 4 4 25 25 " doz 10 per lb " Eggs, Honey, comb,... 4 4 1A extracted. 4 Beans. Wheat. Oats,. Hay, alfalfa,, " clover,. " timothy. Chickens, live, 90 " cwt 1 00 " " 7 00 " t " n 7 00 " " 10 " lb 12 " " tt " dressed... 15 Turkeys, " . Ducks, " . Geese, " . Bacon, domestic,. Prunes, evaporated,.... 10 * 10 12X" lb n 4 Popcorn, shelled. Cabbage, lb. Apples box. Potatoes cwt. Onions cwt. Cucumbers doz. Sweet Corn doz . Cantaloupes crate. Watermelons cwt. Plums lb. Tomatoes lb. Peaches lb. Pears lb. Prunes lb. Celery doz. Grapes lb.... 4'A 75 90 1 25 8'A 1 50 1 00 05 01 03 05 02 01 25 CALDWELL MARKETS. Revised and corrected weekly for the $ 6 50 g 35 12^ 10 26 30 25 1 00 1 15 15 16 12A Gem State Rural. Groceries, etc., selling price. Sugar, cane, per cwt. Sugar, beet, per cwt. Honey, comb, per lb Honey, extracted, per tt> 8 cts to Butter, ranch per 5 » . Butter, creamery per tt>. Eggs, fresh, per doz. Wheat, per cwt. Oats, per cwt. Hams, retail, per tt>. Breakfast Bacon; retail lb. 10 to Lard, per lb Barbed Wire, per cwt, Black.... 3 50 - x Barbed Wire, per cwt., Galv.... 3 »0 6 00 g 00 50 Alfalfa, ton.... Clover, per ton. Timothy. 6 50 IS to 1 4 1 00 10 22 ^ Flour, per Pears cwt. Tomatoes lb .. Peaches lb .... 2 50 3/2 Plums cwt. Prunes dried, per lb 4 to. Apples dried per lb .. Apples per lb 1c to.... Apples new cwt. Corn per cwt.,. Chop corn. Potatoes, new, per cwt Cabbage per cwt. Chops, retail per cwt.. Whole Corn per cwt... Bran per cwt. Onions cwt. ; 7 to 02 2 00 156 1 65 1 00 1 60 2 50 1 40 1 35 1 00 '0 Caldwell Butchers pay for Steers per cwt. I 2 2 O0 Cows, good, per hundred Pork, on foot, per cwt. 5 50 Pork, dressed per cwt... Veal, hog dressed, per lb Stock salt is still quoted at $1.75 at the Utah refineries, or $9.75 laid down 7 00 Of STOCK SALT. here. HIDES & PELTS. 13 cents per lb. Hides Pelts. 11 CHICAGO MARKET LETTER. Receipts of cattle for the week total ed only about 70,000. Following last wee k' s heavy run there were 29,396 cattle received here Monday and trade experienced the dullest day of the year. Most offerings still go at the lowest point of the year. The top price of the week, 6.15, was obtained on Wendesday for one prime lot of 1500-1 b steers but bulk of the good shipping and export steers went at 5.25 to 5.65. Western cattle totaled only about 22,000 for the week, and values closed 10c to 15c higher than last weeks finish. Cows selling at $3.00 or under are in best demand, while buyers are inclined to neglect the better kinds. The stocker and feeder division has been flooded with supplies and values were at the low point of the year, exceptional cases finding choice heavy feeders at 4.35 but a very good class of stock can be bought at 3-25 to 3,75. Receipts of hogs reached about 90, 000 for the week, closing prices being about 10c to 15c better than those of last week. The general quality of the hogs arriving and the remarkable ab sence among dence of the fact that corn in most sections of the country is well cared and very little green corn is being fed. There appears to be plenty of hogs in sight and it is quite likely that values will go still lower; in fact the packers are predicting that the winter values on hogs will be 4.00 or 4.50. On today's market bulk of the good hogs sold at 6.60 to 5.70, with the top at 5 85. Sheep receipts reached 165,000 dur ing the week, which was the largest week's supply ever received at this trade has a good well nnder market. tone and values held up However, There has been a the heavy runs. keen demand for all kinds of sheep fit for the slaughter while orders for breeding ewes of good quality have been considerably in excess of thesup ply. Fancy light-weight black-faced have sold up to 5.25, while a num ber went to the country at 5.00. Trade in breeding stock has been enormous, nearly half the week's supply going At the close of the ewes on that account. week choice wethers are bringing 4.60 to 4 . 90 , with feeding wethers quotable at 4.40 to 4.75. Best killing lambs reached 7.75 in the native division, while fancy westerns sold on Thurs Best feeders went at 6.60 during the week, while big droves of feeding lambs went at 6.30 to 6.40. Trade finished with a strong tone. day at 7-30. Clay, Robinson & Company, Chicago, September 29, 1905. KANSAS CITY MARKET LETTER. Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Sept. 29, 1905. Cattle receipts this week 82,000 head, including 12,000 calves. The best stockers and feeders are steady to strong, ethers 10 to 15 lower. Pur chases by country buyers are heaviest of the season, at something over 1000 car loads for the week. A train of Nevada steers, 1000 to 1150, not fat enough for killers, sold Tuesday at 3.00 to 3.25. Killers and stockers from the range country are selling at 2.75 to 3.25. Cows bring 2.25 to 2.60, heif ers up to 3.00, calves 3.25 to 4.00 for heavy weights. Sheep receipts have been extra heavy this week, but everything has been cleaned up in good shape, stuff suitable for the killers 15 to 25 lower Several shipments of Utah lambs have sold in the last three days at 6.60 to 6.75, medium grades from New Mexi co, Colorado and Arizona at 6.20 to 6 40 wethers for slaughter 4.60 to 4.70, year lings 4.75 to 5.00, ewes 4.00 to 4.35. Breeding ewes have been much want ed for the country, and a string of 6000 Idaho ewes around 100 sold today at 4.25 to 4.50, feeding lambs 5.50 to L. S. Correspondent 5.85 this week, wethers and yearlings 4.35 to 4.65. Receipts have been enor mous at all markets this week, around 60.000 at this point. The demand is phenominal from all sources, J. A. Rickart. The Idaho sheep on the Kansas City market last week, as reported by our correspondent, were:— Beatty Trading Co., 3500 Breeding Ewes, 102 lb Holderman & M 881 lambs, 65 lb. 4 50 6.50 347 sheep and yearlings 98 lb 66 ewes 98..,. 4.70 4.25 EASTERN FRUIT MARKETS. New York, Italians, many ripe, .95 to Chicago, Italians, overripe Anjou Pears.. Jonathan Apples . ^ DENVER MARKETS Supply of cattle here today was close to 3,000 head, largely feeders. Trade was slow to start but the demand was good and the raouement active after the market got going. Prices about steady with the close of last week ex cept on cows, which were scarce and a .85 $3.15 to 3.30 .$2.36 1.25. little stronger. Oct. 2 W. N. Fulton. an d are lighter steers from 2A to 3; there is V ery little call for feeders: best cows an< j heifers, 2% to 2A- old shelly cows Good prime steers are very scarce selling for 3medium and PORTLAND MARKETS an( j light half-fat stuff from 1>$ to 2: stags, 1A to 2>£, owing to quality: bulls sell from 1 1-2 to 1 3-4 cents per pound. Good hard fed well finished hogs, weighing from 175 to 250 are very scarce and sell at 6%: lighter china f a ts and blockers 5A, and stockers and feeders from 4% to 5 cents per pound. Good sheep and lambs are in de maud and sell about the same as last week Good 90 to 110 wethers, 3A' mixed ewes and wethers, 3straight ewes, 3: and good fat spring lambs sell at 4% cents per pound. Veal calves are very scarce and sell at SA cents, that is for light ISO to 200 calves; heavier and rough stuff at 2%, to 3A cents per pound, with very little demand. Portland Union Stock Yards Idaho Should do Likewise. The following, from the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune, shows how a Colorado canning company is invading the east with solid trainloads of sugar peas, and capturing the markets by the superior quality of its goods. As the Tribune says, this demand will no doubt result in establishing many more canneries, and Idaho should get in line to help supply the demand. The sugar pea does well here and the quality is likewise, excellent. "The shipping of a solid train of opened the eyes of Colorado to another industry in which the state can claim preeminence. Starting in a modest way the Empson Canning company at Longmont, has found its business reaching enormous proportions. The big cities of the east have taken to the Colorado sugar peas and the demand is steadily increasing. This demand will undoubtedly re sult in the establishment of many more canneries. The vegetables, as grown here, are firmer and more suc . While he has to enter into compe tition with the with the product of the eastern states, the present system under which the transportation of the country is conducted permits the shipper to meet this competition and i nsure s him a share of the big mar kets. The Maple Surer Industry. Bulletin No. 59. "The Maple Sugar Industry,', by William F. Fox and William F. Hubbard, Sc. Pol. D., with a discussion of "The Adulteration of Maple Products," by Harvey W. Wiley, M. D., will soon be ready for distribu tion. part report particularly with the development and present status of the maple sugar in n the northeastern ana central parts f the United States are many areas po n which maple trees may be grown for their sap, and the purpose of this bulletin is to show farmers and others f existing groves, and how to estab j} 8 h others. dnstry, and with the means by which it may be extended. It is shown that while the demand for maple sugar and sirup is continually increasing, the actual production has been nearly stationary for the last twenty years. how to make the most rofitable use Specific directions for tapping the trees and for making the sap into sugar and sirup are given, and the profit that may be derived from a maple sugar grove is shown. the real thing. maple products, which the farmers of This bulletin The second part of this report deals with the adulteration of maple pro ducts, and shows how little of what passes for maple sugar and sirup is There is s constant demand for pure the conrtry can meet. tells them how to do it. plates and ten figures, which serve to make clear the instructions given in the text, be made to— The bulletin is illustrated by eight Application for this bulletin should The Forester, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.