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Gem State Rural \ Vol. XI Caldwell, Idaho, February 23, 1906. No. 11 ] » I* ;#• ■■M i. % äi&i >■ V r i < L u ■ r 41 V f SSSgfc 4 - ■* P « r Sms r ■ \< *5« BLUE LAKES, IDAHO. The Home of Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Perrine, Located Near the Banks of the Snake River, in Lincoln County, Idaho, 5 Miles Below the Great Shoshone Falls. The illustration"g-iyes a glimpse of one of the most beautiful and picturesque spots in the entire'country. It is also the location of Mr. Perrine's extensive orchards, aggregating about 14,000 trees, fruit from which has captured high prizes at three or four world's ex positions. and waterfalls, trout ponds, and many shady and romantic nooks Scarcely 20 years ago Mr. Perrine made a homestead location on this spot, and has steadily improved it with the faithful co-opera tion of his accomplished wife, in the face of tremendous obstacles, until today it has almost a world-wide fame. Last year Mr. Perrine is said to have declined an offer of $200,000 for Blue Lakes farm. Blue Lakes farm contains about 500 acres of land which is largely in fruit and farm crops. It has, also, sparkling brooks Independent Lum ber & Mfg. Co. An Important. Local Enterprise that is Building Up a Fine business. A representative of the Gera State Rural was last week shown through the new factory of the Independent __ Lumber Co., of this place, by Secre tary Summers, which is one of the of the kind in the West. The main building is 60 x 120 ft., 3 stories, wilh an engine and boil er room 24 x 60 ft. The engine is 24 h. p. Among the equipments for turn ing out up to date work with prompt ress and dispatch are the re saws, sin gle surfaces and planers, molders, rip and band saws, sanders, panel raisers, shapers for various kinds of work, rel ishers and m Drtises, tennoners, boring machines, variety saws, used for va rious kinds of panel work, a block and baluster machine—being the latest of its kind, cut off saws, turning lathes, automatic knife grinder, bench grind er, etc, etc, The company manufactures sash, doors, mouldings, all kinds of interior furnishings, cabinet work, and, in fact, aims to do about everything tnat is done in wood. The establishment will be departiz ed as fast as possible. Harry Crook ham is general manager. J. W. Sum mers is in charge of the factory, J. F. Johnson is chief machinist, Herbert Beatty is filer, J. M. Summers will be in charge of the packing and shipping department, John Ramsey head engin eer, with J. E. Summers and H. E. Crawford handling different ma chines. Officers of the Company: J. H. Lowell, president; Geo. Fro man, vice president; J. W. Summers, secretary; A. K. Steunenberg, treasur er; Harry Crookham general manager. The company has several cars of lumber on hand, and has fully a months work ahead, with much more in prospect. This is a very good show ing for an institution that has been The offices of the company are be ing fitted up in modern style on the 2nd floor, with steam heat, electric lights, telephone, type writers and other conveniences. In fact, the en under way scarcely a month, the establishment is a credit to the towm as well as to the owners. It is modern and represents an investment Q f $25,000 and will fill a most im portant field in the business interests of Caldwell and of southern Idaho, it is in the hands of level headed and enterprising business men. Committees of StaLe Horticultural Association. Legislation—Fremont McPherson, M. H. Harris. Railway Rates—Edgar Wilson, F. Wood, E. Price, S. A. Swauger. Resolutions—Prof. L. F. Henderson C. C. Eiffe, A. E. Gipson. CarLoadof Seed Potatoes. The Doan & Hay Company of Cald well, have ordered a car load of pota toes ' from Greeley, Colo., for seed purposes. The varieties are Rose Seedling for early and White Rural for late. These are both well known commercial varieties in the famous potato district of Colorado, and ought to do well here in Idaho. GOOD FRUIT YEAR—William Mohl, district fruit inspector, says the prospects for a splendid fruit yield this year were never better, The trees are in fine shape, and should the mercury drop to zero with in the next few days, no damage could be done. Mr. Mohl is inspect ing some of the orchards along the Clearwater east of the city this morn ing.—Lewiston Teller. The National Irrigation Congress will be held in Boise Sept 3 to 5, 1906.