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Gem State Rural
Entered at the Post Office •econd class mall matter. at Caldwell as I'ubilHtied every Thursday by the GEM STATE HI'HAL PI RLISIII\G CO., LTD. V E, GIPSON, I H. GIPSON,. F A. Rinehart. .Editor. .Manager Advertising Manager. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE .$1 00 per year. in Advance. When Not Paid in Adva nee . .11.50 per year Circulation Manager, F. A. Rinehart. SI lUKCTs Foil »AIRV MEETING AND EUS' I VSTITI I E. harm. Th. following subjects will be treated at the State Dairy Associai! •»n and Fanners' Institute, lo be held at Caldwell, Jan. 22-28-24 Pur»! Milk and Sanitary Dairying_! Feeding and Caro of the Dairy Animal Miller. N. S. Advantages of Purebred Cattle D. R. H nb bard. The Jersey for the Dairy Boulton. and Family—\V. E. Purefood Laws and the Dairy a. Dairy and Purefood Commissioner. How f; Hitt. to Select the Dairy Cow. strations In Judging, from animals brought the meeting with Demon to Prof. H. T. French. The Cow's Place in t Ivllizatlon"—Charles M. I hoinpHon, butterrnnker Caldwell creamery. Small Grains and How to Grow Them"_S 8 Foote, Middleton. Dry Farming and Best Crops to Oro I'. Hall. at the John w Potato Growing and Irrigation — J. B. Gar field. Tb« Commercial Orchard Chas. Paine, Rose well. The Family Orchard— C. P, Hartley. Caldwell 1 rUn,n * of **»• Orchard--Chas. Parsons Disk No. 4, with demonstrations Small Fruits by Mr. Lewis, of Caldwell Good Roads and How to Get Them"— C. E Dralnard. Pavertc. President Canyon Good Roads association. "Hog Raising and Rest Breeds" M Iddleton. In County —I. N. Jones, c - S. Faurot. Horticul 8,1 gar Meet Culture Dirai Superintendent. Sofia and Crop Improvement—Prof, o \ Agronomist, Idaho Agricultural Col and Experiment station. "Poultry Raising - president of C dation. Crosth wait, lege by H. T. Lewis, New Plvrn anyon County Poultry aaso irrl. ,1 *? d , S ^" Con,ll,lon * >>.'• Ellas Nel-I irci: .... Dees and How of Not us. Irrigation to Handle Them Otto Geise, I er >na, Domestic Sei« t>.v MlM Elliabeth I iv , Science Pnttml,, , daho ...n ü! 00 ' "* Many | id remember Him Ryan'. d.n.on„ r .i lo laat year, laaUtnte. held In Caldeell •lad lo kno. that .he Is m be with nee Instructor lb »Ith de who will us again There for discussion. will be other topics and all win be open good Aside from this musical and other entertainment provided, which will Include Farmers «orne features will be Diese a basket dinner. and dairymen should combined Dieetlng, lb a,l„d ,„ d 11 > .III „(Tor exceptional obtaining much bear n to attend oport u nitles valuable Information ' ]n>e. for j as well a pleasant social tl as -o Youug man, It is good resolutions f nr have not too late bur. to make without enough tni " ■nlKh, I ,n Hie lueanrln, , the h est things of | if > J atld ar ^ - apt to be 7 " h0 *i-p «« your you I 1907; determination gumption and keep them after they well for you to wait a Just remember that worth striving for. tained by the are as bit. .... and (ho«« willing tx» make the honest wi «Son. calculated to better the condition of the farming classes. The grange has been doing a great work for the agricultural classes, dur ing the past decade, and there is no apparent reason why it should not continue to do so. It is a moral and educational force that is needed in every farming community and where best known, it is most highly appreciated. grange; therefore, should meet with a welcome among the farmers of the state. The —o U \ PROFIT A B LE HOARDERS. The article on the "Trap Nest System," for laying hens, found elsewhere, should be careful ly read, as it shows the importance of finding out the egg producers and of weeding out the unprofitable boarders." The statement that among those selected for laying, did not have a single egg recorded to their credit, seven hens. and that one fine looking hen laid thirteen eggs during the entire easy it is to be deceived bv year, shows how any rate—by not paying these tests. appearances, or at proper attention to The dairy cow is another ilius There are tration. boarders a whole lot of unprofitable among cows, and these that often make trouble checks. The "trap nest are the things that the egg producers and are the ones creamery and the "Babcock test"h reveal these failures -J dairy animals. with the amnnp among •»<*«»» o-the |T of d.„ and place oZZmU ZI ^ or uTT' ask the ' for it, to show their tlon by swelling the Now Jet -o IO COMPETE FOR HORTICU I NO. LTURAL MEET There is to be for the next association. and, in competing ; apreciatton of the associa- ; * m , erShiP - Good Plan. e at ip oV " 0rlv ' rbe asso '' s ' a tb °usand mem- i Get the contest be""}! 1 '° SeCUre this Its open to all § °' f ' sharp an d ly us have elation should hav bers and the plan number, decisive. INTRODUCER The dispatches DE ALFALFA reported the death rl8 ° n •'•rkman, **' K " nsas - dead. at , 3 years of Dec. 26th, who first brought and Planted it in the of Har the man alfa from South America nited States, alt H seems credible that a third of been introduced the Influence within little | Plant could have lished n ' ,° 8 hardly more than Question West ; k lm „ maintaining soil l»strumenT. U Mn ,, tt ! U r'i so beneficial a nlanr •. h n as orip f 3 alfa ' or senemion ' he be " efaC --— a century, und estab which has had true, in this has. on agricul great forage plant at country, that this Practically solved Profitable forage In the arid ~°, n,Xed the methods of r * rtllity j n many portions of the was It has he the ly. the man who treduction of lucern, deserv I tors of hi es to rank 8 day and The Prospects for Idaho P. 8 at J he dfl wning of this' s hould stimulate to advance the Wel1 «s of the were never new year. t0 do b ls utmost own locality. so bright That fact ev 'cry citizen interests of his state at large. tv „ e M'MIeton Herald, ' fou, ' c °lunin p,,bli shed by r Se ° ( indicaG o p S promlalag tow., 'be famed Boise as a neatlv • i , I <>» a «o, isjus T^ i A- L. Murphy, o~ It and, are very mislead! great service without ng, is g 0 - Pretty and la tb e heart of I I I of t0 that n * f hat Is located i valleÿ. that he has just organized a grange with 30 members, in his neighborhood, and that appli cations are in for several more charters on the Twin Falls tract. Inquiries have also been sent in, he says, from the Minidoka country and Mr. Shell believes there will be many grange lodges organized the coming year, in Idaho. That will be good news to those who understood the grange as it is now constituted. It is a thor-|ing GRANGE TO RE ESTABLISHED IN IDAHO. Mr. S. T. Shell, of Twin Falls, informs us oughly decent and representative farmers' or- j ganization, not trying to do impossible things, I bur working along conservative and reasonable selection of good men for office, and the an to elect them. It will be noticed that ^ this work at the end of the list. The Gem State Rural acknowledges the re ceipt of tw'o interesting documents. One is the Second Biennial Report of the Idaho State Dairy Pood and Oil commission, and the other the Fifth Biennial report of the State Board ofHor ticultural inspection. r we place Twenty years no other work for ago there could be found reform club to do, and it took a a good man such el accompanied by a vas T amount of work in other directions.'' years of failure to convince people that forts were fruitless unless ■CI REPORTS RECEIVED. These reports are neatly printed, in a concise form, matter of the people of our state, ful reading. and present, general interest to They are worth a care Another installment of the State Horticultural number. i Among other things proceedings of our association appears in this ( ! apears a most valuable on "Local Apple Stor I Paper, by Roy C. Bock, I age." The discussions c ... on spraying are likewise : | nterestlng - The report of the | 3e continued proceedings will An excelent paper by . , . T on the "Horticultural Out o' m Latah County," begins in this issue, the paper by Professor Nelson, on "Soil '£*s c " , V^ rM0Tene " ts ''' shou,d be re,i - "l next week. Inspector Darlington of the soil, principles. some timely advice to bee read by everyone who It states import which should be handles bees. 0 - , em State Rural has inquiries for durum seed ^ land aIfalfa seed and for clover ' grown in the Boise Valley also for the wester ^77 Variety of tobacc o seed for South for , a °' Those who have these seeds the mi S ° U ^ d nia ke the fact known through Iqnlck reTurn s 0t th ' S PaPer ~ ,hat ^ - Several advertisers i reported obvious, advertise i es. m this paper have recent satisfactory sales. The moral is f you have any good thing to sell u m the Gem State Rural. I The Ida ho State meet s in Boise nesday of importa V ool Growers' Association on Monday, Tuesday and Wed n nex t week. Matters of a good deal of hients wnf J' 11 * be cons i dere <3 and arrange of tional ac • 6 complete d for attending the Na st | Ja °" u a ; •""htton. which convenes in Sal. Lake, a ,""7 17 ' 18 and 19. It is understood that aSsocla 'l»o e he a rl 0 "s W on att , e " d tr ° m Idah °' T ' c °untry and h 06 ° f the strongest in the for the shep • S accomp lished important results ! P '"' ereStS ° f ,h? ff- the laid a a Dry A family jar. I "What i asked the "Why, is all that row m your house. Tommy' hcighbor of the ma's small boy. ai*PreclaE'lve nS , frUlt " exi,lai,led TommJ : e glance toward the window with from an which I " a nd pa's tr>ing to tell her ~:(-^ud g e. Poured the a food I sound of angry voices, mspector, you know, and h eS how she ought to do h er advertisements 818116 • in caIlin S attention to the Patrons will D tbis issue > and trust that our worthy represem^n niber ' the enter P rising 7 business to be f VGS ° f tile diff orent lines of 10 be found herein. ' Eggs, THE CIVIC IMPROVEMENT CLUB In an editorial on civic improvement and benefits of clubs for that purpose, "The Viij a?t ' a bright and cheerful magazine that been started at Hyde Park, Mass., to the beautifying of the place, to the inij ment of its transportation facilities, to its tation, to the elimination of grade crossing the abatement of the smoke nuisance to "80 cent gas, has i kt says: "Then the civic club can extend its °Peratio- ; secur and a multitude good things for its town, all of which the place in hard dollars. of other will prof; The club ni ay gycr devote a part of its time and strength to h ?