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IRRIGATORS FAMILY ORCHARD GOOD INVEST MENT. $595 Taken From 11-4 Acres, in Ad dition to Home Use and Lib eral Donations. The Gem State Rural has in years before, given returns from the home orchard acre of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Howie, at Mountain Home, for the purpose of showing the possibilities of such a tract here in Idaho. We are again glad to give the figures from this place, representing, as they do, the proceeds for 190 6. (W. C. Howie's Orchard.) Fruits sold for cash. $.4 4 5 On hand . By products—cider and vinegar 90 60 Total. Orders for the items sold, were not solicited, but were sent in by telephone, and the prices were fancy, as everything was No. 1. For exam ple, 50 cents a gallon was received for vinegar and 40 cents a gallon for cider. Mr. and Mrs. Howie are very particular about their products, and will sell nothing that they would not eat or use themselves. Be sides the returns as itemized, fruit was freely given away during the season, to visitors, and to others, who wanted to send specimens away. Mr. Howie being the attorney for a company that is largely instrumen tal in advertising his home town, is glad to contribute "object lessons," that illustrate the possibilities of the soil, and so much is given away that would otherwise swell the in come from the "home aere," if it $595 ■ were to be made a strictly cash mat ter. Mr. Hmwie does nearly all of the work, as a recreation, night and morning—as his entire cash outlay for work during the year, he says, would not exceed $4 0. Aside from the financial part of the proposition, Mr. and Mrs. Howie get health and pleasure from it. Incidentally it j may be mentioned also, that the wife is conceded the right to appropriate the dollar items to her own use as This is presumably as "pin money." a sort of graceful recognition for her skill in supervising the sales. Irrigation in Blaine County. There are five irrigation projects on foot at present, which, when com pleted will furnish water for 135, 000 acres of land. These are the Cow creek, on the Malad river, which is nearly finished; the Twin Lakes, Malad and Wild Horse, west of Soldier and the Elk creek, north and east of Soldier. Water can be had in any part of the valley at a depth of from four to five feet, which probably accounts for the good crops raised without The town w'ell at Sol irrigation, dler registers a flow' of 68 1-2 gal Ions per minute* nhh a c.epih of 5 feet.—Bellevue News. Farming a Science. When the original settlers landed the shores of America they were . on out of meat, and it was incumbent on them to clear away the under brush. scratch the virgin soil and sow seeds in order that they might There was then no time for live. farming either extensive or Inten sive, nor for experiments in hand pollination, or with soil cultures oi special fertilizers. 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Select the piano you easy installments, at once or hold it until a day or two before Christmas. want for a gift now and have it held until the proper time for delivery. Eilers Piano House Boise's Largest», Busiest», Best» Dealers. 709 Idaho Street. F. N. SMITH, Mgr. P. S.—For further particulars, fill out attached coupon and mail to us COUPON 190.... EILERS PIANO HOUSE, Boise, Idaho: Gentlemen: —Please send, at no expense to me, catalogue and particulars of your special piano purchasing agreement. (Signed) (City and County) ( State) ment of the country, farming was carried on pretty much as it had : been performed by the men who I landed at Plymouth, Philadelphia I and Jamestown; and we find in 1778 a farmer in one of the earliest set ' tled and m ? st Prosperous counties in eastern Pennsylvania, boasting in. a letter to a friend that he had grown seventeen bushels of wheat to the acre on virgin soil. In this year of 1906, 128 years later, that same field, after a century and a quarter of use, and with all the vir ginity of the soil long since exhaust ed, yielded thirty-four bushels of wheat to the acre. . about that hun-lof What brought dredfold increase? handmaid of man unfolded the chem Science. This istry of soils, pointed out the best i methods of tillage, and provided more perfect seed, to say nothing of more expeditious and less exhaust ing methods of work. There is no business today that offers such fas-, cination to the intelligent and pa tient investigator as the cultivation of the soil and the rearing of stock. There is practically no end to the possibilities in original discovery and to the application of all revela tions of science. The mysteries of germination and * growth are attracting the best minds the age, who are determined to most cherished secrets. wrest from old Mother Nature her In such an age as this there is no place in the front ranks of agriculture for the chump and the unambitious. The dullards mu8t go to the citieg where everything is done by rule and rote> and the brlght young men must remain OQ the farm and gtudy the illimitable wonders of the natur a , world with the purpose G f apply jng their dlscoveries to the art ot - agr j cu jture The total apple crop of the United States for 1906, is placed at 36,120, 000 barrels.