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Makes Them. B ed from page four.) to make the certainty of thing beyond question, the certainty of our « delivering us water and at times was almost zero, H tjte low filiation of land 1 gme. Nothing should be âkfi fmi to make our canals and gif system the most substan g£ render any fears of water |g as remote as possible. The at a very nominal price to $12 per acre, and will no Egür jaise the valuation of our E| «any times the cost of these Every man In the country ^•ll to an earnest advocate of the El even If he were to receive no benefit than to see the lands Um neighbors given a certain wat arnpplf I Another thing tÉiat this Govern L|t work is doing for us is to ex bod onr farm area to such an ex a ago mi m gg to give us a tillable area that I bow attracting the attentions of jjmoeekers from all over this great |ntry of ours. It will furnish us «ttl the population necessary for mrr kind of educational and social t Mtage that can be offered any sre. Many have been afraid of competition of more land in the riet. This is a vain delusion. like larger the area covered and the ■ore products we raise the surer will |e onr markets and the better our We have pfriBsportation facilities, bag wished for more railroads in this idate. In my judgment the vast areas iiow going in cultivation along the ■bake river assure us that there will Ike other transportation systems and ■that speedily. More crops, more for [tie railroad to do, more than they lean do already and that means more railroad facilities. All this business till mean, the cheapening of freight rates and for onr farm products the more certainly, till the demand for land increase. Hence higher and higher land values. I I meet men almost every day that jtell me that land values are already too high In Idaho. I have heard that :®me refrain for many years and yet i 1 &*ve seen land values continue to ;*frsuce from year to year. Where *111 be the end of it not even the »best can predict. But I believe H here In the Bolse-Payette valleys ■ ** nn land values are destined to *bnd upon as sure a basis as any where in the United States. With toe water system complete and all of shortage forever put behind 11 then only the peaceful «ta of Marches, year to pur building homes, schools, roads, and finding out from year the more valuable crops ™ produce, I see future that few **7 countries have equalled or will Why should it not be so? With e tide of immigration rising from **r to year, with wealth increasing unexampled rate it seems to that we have many years of In T®* 8 ® In land values to look forward 10 la this *to»ly but toall have *t an state. Interest rates are surely falling and when we 5 per cent money in this °ur present rate of production easily maintain values of $300 But when I see each year ralse a crop that breaks all realize that we are slowly ng the road of more scientific a nd some day It may be that Tilley »onto Per ^ to®« one toeords I tonaing cro P may be double what ay - taken together with the rate of Interest, I feel confident ill. toter ,or 7 en ed farms, In this favored section will not be considered too great -say 20 years from now and that is not long. Itromus Inermis Around Roseberry. Editor, Gem State Rural: Roseberry, Boise, Co., Idaho, Feb. 18, 1907. -This grass has outlived the experimental stage, yielding mous crops of splendid hay, and af fords early and abundant pasture. It seems especially adapted to this enor soil and climate equaling in quality and rivaling in yield almost any oth It germinates well in our er grass. cold, wet spring, thereby insuring a good stand. As pasture it is prefer red to timothy on account of it hold ing green late in the fall. It does best on the bench land near the foot hills where it draws moisture from the higher levels. When we have late raïns, say until the first of July, it lodges badly, also when irrigated. The life of this grass is about the same as timothy on dry lands, about three or four good crops can be expected before re-seeding. When irrigated better results are ob taiped. Good Results From Dairy. F. E. Baxter, who has a 40-acre tract at Roswell, in this county, is getting his land in productive shape by diversified farming with the dairy cow as the leader. He has 15 acres in alfalfa, with sugar beets, grains, vegetables and fruits as factors in the proposition, as indicated, rather specializing with the dairy—the Jersey predominating. In fact he is gradually working into the good dairy performers of this breed and has as a foundation aregis tered cow of mreit. Although not an old man in years, nor in experience with dairying, he has not been slow to grasp two im portant points in the business, name ly, the right kind of cows and the But Mr. Baxter is, right kind of care. With these essen tials in view he is weeding out the unprofitable boarders and bestowing the good animals intelligent and The result is that on careful attention. in December last Mr. Baxter got re turns of $31.20 from three cows, and in January from 5 cows pulled down a creamery check from the Parma creamery of $55.80, represented by 220 ponds of butter. Two of the that had a hand in these re fresh in July and August cows turns were respectively, and the others in De cember and early in January. Three of his best cows made be 50 and 60 pounds of butter tween each—the one fresh in December, 50 that freshened pounds, and the one Jan. 1, 60 pounds. His forage ration is alfalfa, giving the cows all they will eat up clean, and in addition he of ground oats and feeds a ration barley, feeding in proportion to 1 to about 4 pounds of pound of grain He thinks he can balance the little better by using sugar with the milk. ration a beets and other root crops, alfalfa, but is, nevertheless, well pleased with the showing made by his cows. the best Mr. The previous year could do with these cows was month I Baxter during the same $5 per cow and he was by no means He, however, attributes this having the animals in milk satisfied with it. mainly to too long, and perhaps to improper It is handling In other respects. needless to say that Mr. Baxter is becoming firm In the belief that there : Is profit In the Idaho dairy when properly handled. . um ... . . , « ! • • 320 ACRES ■ • ♦ Desert Land Relinquishment io miles from Caldwell Under the Government Reclamation Project < • < > < • i PRICE $500 * + W. H. 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Make a deposit at once if you would open the way for opportunity. prevent loss and gain prosperity. You will receive courteous treatment and a growing account will to take advantage of the benefits and influence of the bank. enable you Special attention to banking by mail. IDAHO TRUST-SAVINGS BANK IDAHO. BOISE:, in the make-up, the later of Charles Parson's good pa is carried By error portion per on Pruning—page 2 over and tacked on to the article on ,. To alIe viate the Pain of Stings"— We regret this, as well as page 8. other lesser oversights, due to a new man on the forms, unfamiliar with the arrangement and classification of the matter.