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•DRY LAND" FARMING Experiments Being Made by the Rail- j roads for Utilizing Scanty Rain. Colonel R. C. Jud"on. of Portland, Industrial agent of the O. R. A N„ has spent some time tn eastern Washing ten, where he has introduced a system of "dry farming" such fis is success fully carried on in Kansas and Ne braska. He finds that by summer-fal lowing unwatcred soil at certain sea sons, the slight rainfall of the dis trict is conserved and held in the ground until needed by the growing crops. Alfalfa is said to thrive on this treatment and certain farmers of the Inland empire will try this system as an experiment. It is believed it will be highly successful In this seml-arld section of the northwest. Colonel Judsnn said in a recent in terview: "The more I examine Into dry land farming as it Is conducted in Ne braska. and Kansas, under what is call ed the Campbell system, the more 1 am impressed with the need of such tilling of the soil in eastern Oregon and Washington. Dry land farming aa is conducted on farms that I have visited is the raising of crops where the precipitation is light, ranging from 10 to 13 Inches, and that during the winter and up to May. The virgin soli or bench soil, is It Is usualy termed. Is volcanic ash with some silt or wash ing from the mountains, it has good retentive powers and It being rich in mineral plant food makes It ideal land, needing only moisture to produce the finest of crops. Rut water is needed, and the source of supply, whether used as nature brings it. or it is applied ar tificially. When rain falls upon land, whether hard or compact, some of It may penetrate the soil and some of It may run off. The proportion in either case depends upon the heaviness of the shower, the heaviness of the land and the slope. From what I have ob served and from examinations of the | soil, I find that when the soil is hard and compact, the moisture evaporate very rapidly from the surface Into the air. On the other hand. If the land, is plowed to the depth of eight to ten Inches the rain percolates down deep ii\to the soil, to he again brought to the surface by capillary attraction. "I.aKt week 1 went tn Franklin conn ty, Washington, tn examine the crop conditions in the vicinity of Washtuc na, to note their methods of farming j and examine the seven different farms | tipon which R. II. Miller, general i freight agent, Is testing the raising of; dry land alfalfa and also the growing ! of corn on the summer fallow. I found j the acreage of wheat less this year In this county, owing to the fact of the land being summer fallowed: but the crops of grain are fully up to last year as far as one can Judge from the grain. The grain Is out of danger and free from weeds. Harvest'ng has Just be gun. Now as regards the dry land alfalfa, will say that I never saw finer. May-sown alfalfa on soil where they had to go 150 feet to water, that was 15 inches tall, dark and of very rank growth: roots 13 to 14 inches in length and ready for the first cutting, being partially in bloom. "On Mr. Cooper's farm 5 and one half miles from Washturna I found he had sown an acre on regular hard pan soil, and it was looking fine and the soil was dried out so that it was hard to even get a sharp stick into It. It was new land, Just plowed the first time. Another piece was ln soli that was simply ash, one sinking in to the depth ot fwo to three Inches at every step. "Mr. Cooper, who is one of the larg- ( est and best farmers of that country, | Is more than pleased and will put in a large tract next year and commence to diversify, raising hogS«. cattle and horses on alfalfa. His corn was extra fine, standing 4 1-2 feet in belght. This had been cultivated four times, while at other farms only on • cultivation had peon given, and that standing three feet in height. "To sum up: The experiments in dry farming alfalfa and corn on sum mer fallow In that country are very gratifying and set at rest the fact thnt the dry land alfalfa will grow to per fection there, also that fine corn can be grown on the summer fallow •*I succeeded in securing promises from some of the leading farmers to commence to summnr fallow their bind as soon ns the first rain comes In the fall, instead of In the spring, and that way conserve the moisture, the farmers agreeing to plow the land eight Inches deep instead of four Inches. Further experiments will be made next season on the summer fal low as Mr. Miller Is desirous of hav ing something grown where at pres ent nothing Is grown on the summer fallow." Mrs. Dudley Strain, of Spokane, and her mother. Mrs. E. J. Rice, of Clarks left Sunday morning on the steamer I^ewiston for Pomeroy, where they will visit for a short time with friends. Mrs. Klee will visit at Portland and other roast town* before returning, •wbl!« Mrs. Strain wiU return to her hanw at ffip«kane after completing her visit at Pomeroy. SENATOR ANKENY IS HOPEFUL. j Thinks the Palouae Reclamation Pro ject Will Yet Be Considered. Walla Walla, July 22.—Senator Ank eny went to Pendleton Thursday for the purpose of meeting Mr. Grunsky. consulting engineer to the chief of the reclamation service and discussing with him the possibilities of the Palo us« project. Mr. Grunsky was for merly connected with Panama canal commission and is considered one of the best engineers In the United Sta tes. He Is not In the west for the purpose of Investigating the Palouse project but Is inquiring into a number of proposed projects In the state of Oregon. The Senator is quite confi dent of the ultimate success of the Pa louse project, In fact the reclamation service has tacitly admitted that It wil be next In line when the funds available for such purposes have grown to an extent that will permit of its con struction without hindrance In the matter of.finances. No definite time can he calculated as to when the funds will have accumulated to the mount of the probable cost, but It Is thought It will take at least two years. j I : , TWIN FALLS TO HAVE BIG TIME The Oregon Short Line will be in Twin Falls. Idaho, by the first of Au gust. This was the Information given out at the local offices yesterday. Plans are on foot to have a celebra tion of the entrance of the railroad Into the city August 7. It is expected that this will be the greatest day ever seen In the new city. R. M. McOullom, secretary of the Twin Falls Townslte company, was in the city on business yesterday. He says the town Is booming and Invites everybody to visit the place and see how business is done by live men. "Our >8".000 hotel Is just completed." he said, "and we are proud of ti. We have planted 10.000 acres of trees in the city since It was established: we have Just floated $30,000 worth of bonds for a school house of 12 rooms and the building Is going up. We have a popu lation of 2,500. which Is not bad for a town In one year. The outlook is all that any reasonable man could Salt Lake Herald. ask - State Land« at Twin Fall* to Be Of ! j ( hi Portland for exhibition, | Among the most Interesting relic SALE AGAIN POSTPONED fered August 5. The state land- board was in session for a time Wednesday morning, says the Statesman, and disposed of a num ber of matters of Importance. The sale of state lands at Twin Falls, which had been postponed from July 5 to July 20 was again postponed to August 5. Tn the matter of the final proof on the homestead entry made by William H. MsGleme, the board waived the formal notice and declined to interfere with the final proof as made by the entry man. the board holding that It was a bonntide entry. August 2fi was the date set for the public sale of State lands in Rlaine county, the sale to take place at Halley. The application of the Canyon calan company for right of wav through state lands for its canals was recelvei) and the rights sought granted. Spokane Sends Grewiome Relics. Spokane is represented ill the cham ber of horrors at the Portland fair. The most grewsome relics of crimes in Spokane have been sent to the police In the exhibit are a set of skeleton keys which were taken ' several years ago from a burglar who was captured here. The keys are made out of 40 penny spikes, which had been flat tened and then filed. The set Is so complete that It Is said there Is hard ly a lock on a store that would baffle the burglar. Martin Schomer's old Colt's revol ver. which he attempted to draw on Detective McPhee. was sent. The Im mense white handled revolver was ta ken from James Leroy, the negro now serving a life sentence in the peniten tiary for a saloon 'holdup In Seattle. Is In the collection. Three or four razors with bloody histories are now in Portland. The one used in the negro church several years ago. when a man named Jones had his eye cut. Is among the lot. The gun from which the bullet was fired which struck Sergeant Sullivan was too good to leave behind. , One article which has caused talk at the station was the comlnatlon key turner and skeleton keys. The conlft vance was Joined In two places and with it a burglar could either turn the key in a residence, if it was in the door, or else, by the aid of either of the two skeleton keys, could open the door. This. too. is now in Port land. All of these articles will be re turned to the city at the close of the fair.—Spokane Chronicle. FOR SALE—$1# will buy a good •ulky. Enquire of J. 8. Goble, or r 'Oll at thl* office. St New Town Will Celebrate Entrance of Short Line August 7. HEAT NOT INJURING THE WHEAT If Continues However. Will Play Havoc With Fruit. Walla Walla, July 23.—Although I wheat in the Walla Walla valley is too j ripe to I»- injured by the heat, the ! present hot spell is very trying on gar j den stuff and fruit. Onions especially I are said to he suffering, as the water : is kept from them' at this season. The yield of fruit is likely to be lessened if the heat continues very long. The hot sun causes the large fruits to lose , their vitality and fall to the ground. Grand Circuit Meet at Detroit. Detroit, Mich., July 24.—Judging from present indications the Blue Rib bon meeting of the Detroit Driving club which opened today at the Grosse Point track will prove to be one of the most notable race meetings ever held In this vicinity. The classes filled beyond expectation, there being a to tal of 123 entries for the meeting. Next to the >10,000 Merchants and Manufac timers' stake public interest centers chiefly In the match race to be run between I.ou Dillon and Major Del mar. The meeting will continue into next week. oooooooooooooocvoooooooooo o o O ASOTIN COUNTY DIRECTORY 0 OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC& Asotin County Officer«. County auditor, C. S. Florence. County treasurer, W. G. Woodruff. County Bheriff, R. H. Richards. Prosecuting attorney, G. H. Rum mens. County assessor, F. E. Brown. County clerk, M. P. Shaughnessey. County school, superintendent, Lillian Clemens. County surveyor, Jay Swain. County coroner, R. H. Merchant. County com., district No. 1, S. Don nen. County com., district No. 2, F. Body. County com., district No. 3, C. T. Cowan. Clarkston Town Officers. Mayor, F. E. Brown. Councilmen, W. O. Bond, A. S. Bur nett, V. Anderson, A. J. Wood and Ed. Bradford. Treasurer, L. H. Lahm. Town clerk, Wm. Porter. Marshal, A. B. Day. Clarkston Civic Societies. F. & A. M., U. D.—Regular communica tion second and fourth Monday. Ma sonic hall. R. V. Kuhn, W. M., L. S. Lahn, secretary. I. O. O. F.—Clarkston lodge No. 107. Every Saturday evening, Bradford hall. Ira Cook, N. G., Oscar Olson,! V. G. D. OF R.—Clarkston lodge No 125; first and third Tuesday, Bradford hall. D. OF R.—Rose Leaf Lodge No. 152; second and fourth Tuesday, Bradfqyd hall. I.ena Windus, N. G., Grace Anderson, recording secretary. UNITED ARTISANS—Morning Star lodge No. 1S7. Meets first and thlrc Wednesdays. G. A. R.—John M. Palmer Post, No 102; meets Saturday at Bradford hall. MODERN WO ODMEN—Clarkston camv; meets first Monday of each month. Chas. Lambert, V. C., C. W. Hunton, clerk. W. OF W.—Meets first and third Wednesday of each month. R. B. Hooper. C. C.. W. M. Clemenson, clerk. WOMANS RELIEF CORPS—Meets al ternate Wednesdays at 2 p. m., at Bradford hall. Mrs. K. Waite, presi dent, Mrs. H. Blair, secretary. ROYAL NEIGHBORS—Meets second and fourth Tuesdays in Bradford hall. Mrs. Fanny Smith, Oracle, Mrs. Mary Day, vice oracle. WOMEN OF WOODCRAFT—No. 114 , Meets second and fourth Wednesdays at Bradford hall. Della Steves. G. N.. Alice Rrndfield. clerk. Churches. " METHODIST EPISCOPAL—Rev. J. E. Williams, pastor. Sunday school 10 a. m.: preaching service 11, children's church 2:30 v. m., Pentecostal ser vice 4, F.pworth League 6, preaching 7. prayer meeting, Thursday 7. ST. PAULS EPISCOPAL—Rev. Fran cis V. Baer, rector. Sunday-school 10 a. m., morning prayer 11, evening prayer 7 p. m.; holy communion flrat Sunday in each month at 11 a. nu. Services at Asotin in the M. E. church every second Sunday. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH—Rev. J. W. Hood, pastor. Sunday school 10 a. m„ preaching sendee 11. Junior C E, 3 p. m., C. R I, preaching service 7. prayer meeting Thursday 7:30. CHRISTIAN CHURCH—Rev. W. L. McCullough, pastor, Sunday school 10 n. m„ preaching service 11. Junior C. E. 3 p. ni., C. E. 4, preaching ser vice 7, prayer meeting, Thursday 7. BAPTIST CHURCH—Rev. R. J. Bar bee, pastor; Sunday school 10 a. m.; preaching sendee 11, every Sunday In Goetchlu's hall. ADVENTIST CHURCH—Rev. J. H Stukey. pastor. Sunday school 10 a. in. preaching sendee 11. evening ser vice 7 p. m.. prayer meeting. Wednes day 7. NORWEGIAN LUTHERAN—Rev. O. K. Anderson, pastor. Preaching ser vices first and second Sundays of each month. Sunday school every Sunday at It a. m. ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE HOLT FAITH—Rev. Falter Valpallna. Mass every Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Sewing cir '■'* »oats every Tuesday. i 1 To Cure a Cord in One Day Take LtxatlVC BrOtnÖ Quîriine Taklet*. JO / Seven MQfion boxes sold in past 13 months. ThlS Signature, ^ ■535 : ! : i ' i I H. T. MADGWICK Contractor »«Builder LEWISTON TDAHO Idaho Tea Company 36« MAIN ST. The best coffees and teas and finest line of Crockery in the city. The Mint BAKER A SMITH, Proprietors Choice liquors, wines, brandies and cigars. A club room In connection. Clark Building, Main street. J \ ! ; | I HOTEL DE FRANCE Dennis Holland, Prep. Satisfaction is Guaranteed to all. The Best of Service MODERATE RATES LEWISTON, - - - IDAHO ABSTRACTS OF TITLE Lewiston Abstract Company JAY WOODWORTH, Manager Bonded Abstractors for NTez Perce County ROOM 3, V0LLMIR BLOCK Dray and Express ' r W. E. MATHEWS, Propriatar. Order* Promptly Attended to Call and lave orders at THATCHER & KLING. Tal. 111. MALLORY & LYD0N LIVERY, FEED AND HACK STABLE First class Rigs and careful drivers at all hours of the day or night. Corner C and Fourth streets. Barn Phone 171 Hack office Phone 2971 JOHN F. HURLBUT, M.D. Physician Surgeon Room* t, 4. and 6 Thiensen Bulldlna Office 'Phone. 1921. Residence 'Phone: 19». MURRAY & LYON ATTORNEYS-AT LAW, Suite 307 Welsgerber Bldg. LEWISTON, IDAHO. JAS. F. WALL LAWYER 201 Weisgorber Building. LEWISTON, IDAHO. JOHN H. LONG , NOTARY PUBLIC Inaurance, Rest Estate, Loons, CoMee tiens Promptly Attended to. Years of Experience. Room 14 Thiessen Blit. Phone 281 ) CLAY McNAMEE LAWYER i ! i ; ' Rooms 15 and 16. Thiessen Building. LEWISTON, IDAHO. GEO. W. TANNAHILL Lawyer Practices in all State and Federal Couru of Idaho and Washington Rooms 1, 2 and 3. Telephone building, Lewelston, Idaho. CHAS. W. SHAFF, M. D. Physician and Sur jeon Eye, Ear and Throat Diseases, 10 to II a. m. Medical and Surgical Diseases, 2 to 4 p. tn.. and 7 to I p. m. DR. LEAK Veterinary Sir geon-Horsc Dentist Located at Mallory & Lyilon Sublet Phone iji. Residence Phone 220 $ LEWISTON, IDAHO Cdcur d'Alene Market F. «.«EARS CO. Freeh and Salted Maate at Whale aale and Retail. Fiah and Game CHRISTIAN CHURCH—Bible school 10 a. m.; morning sermon 11 a. m.; communion service 12 m. Christian Endeavor 7 p. m.; evening service * p. m. You ore cordially Invited to attend these service«. Midweek prayer meeting Wednesday evening. E. F. Beaudreau, paster. ■ No Fraud in This Investigate our We handle ROSLYN and CLE ELUM. While this weather lasts you may ce pend on being supplied promptly. Lewiston Fuel & Ice Co. 'Phon* 1761. Câlifomiâ WÎI 1 C HOUSC WHOLOMI P uin BCT1II WHOLESALE AND RETAIL The plaça to gat your winas and liquors for family or medicinal wee. Call and examina our goods and priest before buying elsewhere. Goode deiiv 'Phon« >1 erred to any part of tha city. Savings soften the Pillow There is better sleep by night and better cheer by day in the family whose head has a savings account. We receive sav ings deposits. We assure saving people a pleasant reception and pay them inter est on every cent. Idaho Trust 6oi HMH ►++♦♦ ARRANGE NOW TO ENTER Lewiston State Normal School Session 1905-1906 It offers Thorough ACADEMIC EDUCATION. Excellent PROFESSIONAL TRAINING for Teachers. FIVE YEAR and ONE YEAR CERTIFICATES. LIFE DIPLOMA upon Graduation. Excellent educational opportunities at minimum cost to its students. Full particulars upon application. GEORGE H. BLACK, President. "»♦♦ dH ♦ ♦ ♦«m i m ■♦♦ in »♦♦ » ■♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ I 11111 1 ! » »♦*♦ Cyrus McCormick gave to the world the first Reaper ■' * ■ ; i Any country you 'fim make hay rmick - r For Sale by the MEANS CO., LEWISTON, IDAHO •»Mtï lié ................. in»»* : Clyde *•••••( r assar Telephone Residence Don't forget we agents for are sols CROWN Princess Canned Goods MJBHifb Grade Coffee MJ B Tree Teas Also t fine line of staple and ^ groceries 7 Lewiston Grocery & Bakerv Telephone j8i „„ M «i n St.