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the growers are forecasting contrary
views, smaller crops and higher pric but if the grower is possessed of the ordinary degree of intelligence, he may draw his conclusions largely for himself, if he has placed him self In possession of the information which is always available to the fruit growing public. I would say to the careful fruit grower to take the best fruit papers available, published both In the interest of the fruit trade and the fruit grower, and, in addition to that secure for himself the Crop Re porter, which is published and mailed without expense, through the De partment of Agriculture at Washing ton, and which is accessible to ev ery grower applying therefor. The successful grower, whether he de pends upon selling to local buyers or marketing through a co-operative plan, should never be satisfied or contented until he has become thor oughly familiar with those business methods, the use of which would in sure him the highest rewards for his labor. es, Thinning of Fruit Important. Another subject which will be con sidered, and which the experience of the past year has demonstrated the necessity of, is the thinning of the fruit and the summer pruning of the trees. Some of us during the past year have experimented along these lines, and when we come to the con sidération of that subject, I shall give you the results of my labors in that direction. to thin, it pays to summer prune, and, as the result of my experience, I am thoroughly satisfied that we "All I will say now is that it pays cannot raise annual crops of suitable size and quality without carefully thinning the fruit and properly prun ing the trees at the same time. Encouraging Outlook. In conclusion, I think the fruit growers of Idaho are to be congratu lated upon the result of the past seas on's work. While the general fruit crop of the country has been exceed ingly large, we have been able to dispose of our crops at a fair profit to the grower and had we been in position to protect, care for and uti lize the entire by-product of our orchards the profit would have been at least twice as great as it has been. With the largest general ap pie crop that the country has ever produced, we have secured fair prie es for the most of our products, and the experiments that have been made and experiences of the past year, if profited by, will be of lasting bene fit to us in the future. _ duced except of the highest grade opssible and that nothing shall be raised that is not utilized. A great item in the success of Mr. Armour in binlding un the meat packing indus Aim for Highest Quality Possible. I hope when we leave this series of meetings that we will all return to our homes with our determina tions that nothing should be pro try was the fact that nothing was permitted to be the lost, squeal of the animal, nrinciple is applied to the utiliza-; t'en of our fruit products, there will be no question but that the balance will be upon the right side of the ledger at the close of each year.'' except When this Pronosed Horticultural Legislation, The committee on legislation of the State Horticultural association, submitted the following report to that body, which was unanimously * adopted, excepting the last clause, which was taken under considera tion: ''We, your committee on legisla tion, beg leave to submit the follow ing report for consideration and adoption, to-wit: "Whereas, we believe the horticul tural interests of the state have at tained to such magnitude and im portance that the best interests of the industry can no longer be fost ered and protected under the exist ing state horticultural inspection law to the extent that the industry shall continue to flourish and keep pace with the other industrial move ments of the state without still fur ther legislation, therefore be it "Resolved, That it is the sense of this association that the existing law be so amended as to make it more effective in controlling contag ious diseases and insect pests which threaten to materially hamper the fruit grower who is making this his chief occupation, and to this end we indorse the folowing suggestions and amendments to the law now in force: That section 3 be so amended 1. as to require annual election of offi cers of said board. That state and district inspec 2 . tors shall exclue from the market apples and pears which have been infested by the codling moth, j That the date when the appro ! be 3. prlation shall become available ; changed to March 1 and continue un j til the following March. That the office of state inspec I tor be segregated from that of the I dairy and pure food commissioner I and that the salary be increased so ! 4. that the inspector shall be required to give his entire time to inspection work, and further, that if sufficient funds can be secured the district dep I uties be employed in the pursuit of their duties during the entire year, 5. That an amendment be made to the present law giving nursery men the right to file a lien on real estate to protect themselves in the sale of nursery stock. 1 nurserymen to furnish their agents : ! a license which shall be furnished by 1 a 6 . That the law should require the board with the issuance of bond when the same is requested, at j a nominal fee of not to exceed $2.50. j 7. That all fees and fines collect ! ed under this act shall be turned over to the state treasurer and credited to the horticultural inspection fund, 8 . That any person receiving nursery stock from persons or cor porations outside of the state, and not holding a license to sell stock in j this state, shall make application to j the district inspector to have said i stock inspected either by himself or I some person duly qualified to perform said duty and said person shall pay : for sa|d lnspectlon , j sociation consider the matter of rec ommending a small levy on orchards , That the members of the as 9. of the state to supplement the funds j now furnished by the state to enforce | the provisions of this act. Good Fruit Sales. C. F. Broaderson received $S00 from the Payette Cannery for one and a half acres of sweet cherries. Sargeant & Bowers this season sold i a car of Jonathans in Chicago for $2.50 per box, and a shipment of Arkansas Black in New York for $2.25 per box. Kirkpatrick (Sh Hurtt* BREEDERS OF Registered A.J.C.C. Jerseys. Olga's Bachelor,of the Golden Lad Strain, at the head of the herd. A number of desirable young males for sale, also a few high grade Jersey cows. Our cattle are bred from one of the besL milk-producing strains in Idaho. Kirkpatrick & Hurtt, Roswell, Idaho. < , +++++++++++++4 , ++++4 , ++++++++++4 , +++++++++++++++4 , ++++4 , H J + „ T 4 . + + j J Attention! | Dairymen! + I 4* j * : + 4* + 4 * - We are always in the market, for more good cream and pay, as usual, the highest market price in cash, every month. We have spared no time and expense to equip our plant with the most modern machinery known to the science ol dairying, thereby enabling us to manufacture superior produce, which com mand the highest market prices. As we pay in cash for all cream on the butter fat basis, and as the price ol butter fat is governed by the price of butter, it will be to your direct advantage to,sell your cream to us. Honest tests and correct weights are absolutely guaranteed. Write or telephone us. NAMPA, IDAHO CREAMERY GO. Nampa. Idaho. + + + + + j + J j + j + ; i, , J i + + + * + * * ♦ + + + + 4 » | 4 . * + * * + ♦ + 4 - 4 * + * + 4 * + Î Î * * + ♦ + •h e f+++++++4*+++++++++++++4 , +++4'+4 , + , ! , ++4 ,, H'++^+'H'4'+++++++'H.n I Another Car Lot* Just, Received Y i ... . l/t, IPs The Best, Steel Range in Idaho h\ for :T-r. .z il $ 35.00 im ; Has larg-e 15-gallon Reservoir and first-class in every respect. Prices on other goods proportionately low. DOAN m, HAY CO. Ltd. Caldwell, Idaho.