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The Gem state rural. [volume] (Caldwell, Idaho) 1895-1910, June 01, 1908, Image 13

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Personal.
Member of Big Advertising Co. in
Idaho.
B. E. Critchfleld of the well known
Long-Critchfield Company of Chica
go. was in the city the first part of
thé month, sizing up the situation
Mr. Critchfleld expressed as
here.
tonishment at the stocks of merchan
dise kept by the Caldwell merchants
and declared that he had never seen
its equal in a town of this size.
Having an opportunity to see the
surrounding country, that is being
covered by the Government reclama
tion project, now approaching com
pletion here, he expressed great in
terest in the same and said there
could be no doubt about the future
of the country.
bought 160 acres of land on the
Twin Falls North Side tract, near
Wendall, and has in view planting
40 acres in winter apples. However,
he will probably subdue the tract
first by other crops, among which
will likely be a seeding to clover.
This will be turned under in the
course of a couple years and the or
chard planted.
close observer and therefore has not
failed to note the standing of Idaho
in the Eastern markets.
Mr. Critchfleld
Mr. Critchleld is a
Prominent New Hampshire Agricul
turist Visits Idaho.
Hon. Chas. Hoyt, who is in Idaho
establishing granges, is and has been
for 11 years a member of the New
Hampshire State Board of Agricul
ture and also secretary of the State
Fair Asscoiation.
He is likewise something of a far
mer having a thousand acres of land
in the Granite State. On his home
farm Mr. Hoyt has about a thousand
sugar maple trees which, however,
he did not tap last year, owing to
the unsatisfactory labor that he
would have been compelled to em
ploy. The trees yield about 2 pounds
of finished sugar to the tree and the
product is in good demand.
Mr. Hoyt says that considerable
dairying is done in New Hampshire,
but that one of the most profitable
sources of revenue for the country
folks is the summer boarder.
Wisconsin Men Buy Farms.
Amos Miller and Mr. Maier, of
Mukwonago, Wisconsin, were in town
this month looking up farm lands.
Both bought near Greenleaf, about
7 miles west of Caldwell, close to the
line of the Golden Gate Railway.
Mr. Miller is a cousin of Charles
Dugdale, the dairy farmer of this
place.
Both gentlemen were well pleased
with Idaho.
Charles Gibson, late of aKnsas, has
purchased thru the Caldwell Real
Estate Company, a 5 -acre tract in
small fruit, owned by Thomas Waite,
west of the city. Mr. Gibson will
cultivate fruits and vegetables. The
price paid for the tract was $1800.
F. E. Parke recently arrived here
from Oklah. He is located near Star
and "will grow grass, clover, etc., and
do general farming.
J. C. Mayhugh, a former Kansas
farmer, is now a homesteader near
Greenleaf, in this county. He is
getting a development under way and
will do diversified farming as soon
as irrigation water reaches him. Mr.
Mayhugh says new farmers in Idaho
bave a good deal to learn nad hence
acvd the Gem State Rural.
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Race Meet and Horse Show.
Payette is to have a two days' rac
ing matinee meet June 5th and 6 th
in connection with a local horse show. !
A nice race program has been pre-,
pared with purses ranging from $ 5
to $150. Premiums are to be given
for horses and colts of different ages
and classes. The meet is to be under
the direction of the Payette Driving
Club.
H. W. Dorman of this place has
been chosen secretary of the Boise
Payette Fruit Growers' Union, to suc
ceed C. C. Eiffe, who resigned owing
to his plan to go to Germany for an
indefinite time. Mr, Dorman has a
nice commercial orchard and is a
good man for the position.
National organizer Hoyt writes
from Spokane that a grange was or
Rathdrum, Kootenai Co., with 17
ganized on Friday, May 22, near
charter members. The name will be
Georgetown Grange. Prospects are
good for several more granges in
that part of the State the coming
fall. Mr. Hoyt and wife left on the
2 4th for return to their home in
New Hampshire. They made many
friends during the few weeks they
were in our State w r ho will be glad , j
to see them again.
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