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Gem State Rural
Entered at the Past Office at Caldwell as second class mail matter. PmMêkeé every Tburaday by tbe Cm SUU lord Pubttthing Co., Ltd. A paper devoted to Horticulture, Live Stoch, Parro, Irrigation. Poultry and Bee Culture, and generally to advance the Agricultural interest» of the State of Idaho. .Editor .... Business Manager A K GIFBON J, II. GIPSON. S t J BSC K 1PTION PRICE. . $1.00 per year In Advance..... .. . • - .$1.50 per year When not paid in Advance Sample Co»F* Furnished Free on Application ADVERTISING RATES A I"FI,R ATION. Ft MNÎSIISO UN the growth in the circulation, ne Owing to rvxaiutiiig tlie closing of forms early in the week, all copy for display advertisement» intended for insertion in the Gem State Rural must be in the hands of the Advertisiig Manager at the opening Monday morning of the same of biuum*«» on week. NOTICE TO SFHSCRI BERN. the e»tablinhcd custom of the Gem State Rural will be until notice is g-iveu for In accordance with leading cla*-» paper, »ent, and collected for, One «itch notice will be snftic discontinuance, lent. Communication* to receive prompt attention «ddre»»ed to the Gem State Rural, »huuld Ire Caldwell, Idaho, Trolley Lines Under Way. Tim Gem Statt* Rural bas been for years an ardent advocate of the urban and inter urban trolley lines and for that reason it commends the action of the business men ( aidwell in deciding to build one from the town to Lake Lowell and to the farm ountry to be opened up by the govern ie next Ol tng inent reel a mat ton project. Is I»» t»e to Middleton Boise V alle of rapid t r cal dies in 1 me and probably up the a system the various lo Win axled is unmet mg ii Uh n ©ys. urn At Ohio to Have Great Highway ids Asst. ('he Nut ( at the head ol great highway Ohio from the IVnusy line, ment to construct state of vaniu to the Indiana .'aki.ooo and I he >y counties in* * i t is to Co; ex pens© is to bo borne through which by private interests not This is a public enterprise us well as an in dustrial movement that m part th*' road pi is ses um m part vet made oublie. ughl to result great benefit to the state at large, states should follow the example, t mental highway m ( Hher A cou ate rial i ought o soul© day. K, IF Davis, Kditi.f of the Caldwell Tri id ay morn bune, died quite suddenly on Sun ing last after an illness of about 2 weeks. Davis was one of the Mr. best known newspaper men of the er, and a public spirited citizen, an estimable family, consisting of a wife and five children, who have tbe sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintanc State, a gifted writ He lea v es es. Popular Election of U. S. Senator. The fee ling is each year becoming more and more pronounced, that the pe< j> e ought to have a direct say in the election of In Idaho the mat United States senators, ter of nominating at the State conventions Senator Heyburn ap is being discussed. pears to be opposed to the plan, and W. E. Borah has intimated his willingness to meet the senator in a public discussion of Why not? Let's have the and the people the question, pros and cons of this important matter. The time is ripe for it, want to know. *•«— Broom Corn as a Form Crop. Broom corn is a crop that should not be overlooked by the farmers of this section. It is one that, with the right varieties, is easily grown, and profitable one year with another. A single season's test of this crop should not discourage growers. It al ways requires experience to handle to best advantage, any tarm crop under new or un tried conditions. Its adaptability to irriga tion, to different soils and methods of culti vation, all have to be reckoned with. So we would urge farmers to give broom corn a thorough trial. The factory in Caldwell is turning out a good quality of brooms and no doubt will be able to pay, one year with another, enough tor the corn to profitable to growers, value as a forage and the grain is likewise valuable for feeding purposes. The dwarf, early maturing kinds, seem to be the best adapted to this region of country. make it This corn is also of ones Orchard Makes Confession. 1 he latest startling developments in the murder of Ex-Governor Steunenberg, the confessions of Harry Orchard, the sus pect, and the are arrest of Wm. D. Heywood and ( has. H, Moyer, of Colorado, president ami secratary, respectively of the Federation of Min Western and strength of that confession. ses that he set and that killed the ex-governor, but that the of oihers, on the ( )rchard ers con exploded the bomb r e others of icers named, an: the Western er a lion had guilty knowled cour aged the murder. 1 ©( e of and en 1 he confession i ; also s,i v s that several prominent officials and ex officia ' of Colorado, including !.. I ex-Governor as a pari of i Va bod v, were to be murdered the plot, brought to ten lia rv. The miners arrested loise and lodged in the lave !)een pem A Man Who Does Things. The (lem State Rural is glad to present .n tins issue, an illustration of the Blue Lakes tarm.-the home of Mr and Mrs, - b. errme. and also good portraits of those worthy people. K In is not an exaggeration to 1 errme has had m say that Mr. ore to do with brinedno !" on ioT nark p b o develo ^ent thft f on in win halls region of country bun has any other one person, and. in fact ^ burly entitled to the credit i originated the plan for the great cana^sv 8 tern and the great electric power system UKU is being developed there. shown boundless home county and Stale, able ability as a promoter and organizer He is a tireless worker i or s dnuer * core to Idaho and her every inlerÏÏ? V° the hve I. B. Perrine and his good heln mat & to participate ,n and enjoy^hegreat^hin in St ° re f - cozens of the Gemmate ° ill is n * > w he He has faith in his as remark as well InteresUng Points on Bee Culture. Gem State Rural: That exceedingly interesting article "A Record Yield of Honey" by T. W. Lee, in the Rural of February 15th, is in line for a splendid discussion of our interesting pur Let others do as much, and your pa suit. per will become a great favorite with the bee-keepers and be of value to each and every one of us. Bingham and Fremont counties seem to have furnished a splendid crop of honey in 1905, while Ada and Canyon counties gave almost a total failure, save in two small sections were Mr. Yoder's apiary near here gave a splendid crop in August 1904, but last year nearly all the bloom on second crop of alfalfa was blasted and failure was the result. This has been the condition in August in nearly all alfalfa fields within several miles of this place, in 1903, '04 and '05 so that most yards only yielded surplus in June, and little or no comb honey can be taken, but if weath er is favorable, we expect 40 to 50 lbs. hive of extracted honey. Who can tell the cause of these blasted blossoms? California they say too much water applied to the land during hot weather causes the blasting. Some here guess that too little per US In water is cause, others say grass hoppers, but neither of the latter two is the Does this condition confront any of the Bingham and Fremont county bee keepers? The honey yield of Mr. A. W. Ossmen is indeed phenomenal, but not at all incredi ble, and records as large or larger exist. We suppose his main crop of honey late after much of the increase was made. My friend Thos. Chantry, of Whittier, Cal. while living in S. D., colony to twenty in a single season, suppose a grand honey flow from buck wheat and goldenrod had come, (it did not that season) a yield of 2000 lbs., lOOlbs. to each of the 50 colonies, taken, and counting would have been 2000 lbs. from one colony just as Mr. Ossmen got 682 lbs. per colony. Localities having an August flow offer ex traordinary yield, analyzed as above it is neither so wonder ful nor incredible. cause. A came once increased one Now might have been sprmg count that spring count, but when In Ada and Canyon counties spring dwindling has been almost unknown, tho large yard at Arcadia, wiped out from that a Ore , was almost It is surely a cause. condition not a disease, tell us if the so Mr. Lee please called paralysis (poison) is caused by spraying fruit trees when in bloom with arsenicals. Or do you think it results from the bees working on bloom of clovers under the trees, on which the spray of course fall? As yet I have had no serious loss from this cause, but have heard from many we must secure a law pro hibitiug, under heavy penalty, the useless spraying while trees are in bloom. Muhe positive also that for comb honey, at least, we can secure better results by in troducing more or less of the exceedingly aidy and prolific Carniolan blood into our yards. They winter tie, build I am splendidly, are gen U P more uniformly, strong ear lier in the season and A few whiter than Italians, more colonies in every yard, one . a , 01 more Llarniolans, are a great help m building up any lagging Italians. E. F. Atwater.