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Section Office with Shepard A Barrett (ÎEO, (i. BARRETT, Editor. WENDELL. IDAHO, APRIL 13, loi 1 NO MORI; SAMPLES For the last few weeks we have been sending out some sample cop ies of the paper to addrt the tract. This has Wen done with the purpose in view of making the publie acquainted with the kind of a paper we intend to put out. As lias been said before, the purpose in the establishment of the Lincoln County Times, was the advance ment of the enteresfs of the Settlers on the North Side. There is no ambition to make the Times a Je rome paper, and there is no inten tion of making it a Wendell paper; but the entire purpose is to make it a paper devoted to the mutual interest of the entire tract. The sample copies will be discontinued with this issue, and in order not to miss a number, if you have not yet subscribed, you should do so before next Thursday, at either the \\ en dell or Jerome office. At this time we wish to thank the public for the very cordial support which it has given the undertaking thus far, and in turn will give the assurance that such support encourages us to go ahead with the enlargement and improvement of the paper. all over Dairying on the North Side. Our soil contains in great abund ance all the elements necessary for the production of plant life except the nitrogen compound. This sub stance may lie put into the soil by the frequent application of manure; by using the fertilizers made at pack ing houses out of blood and bones; by spreading the product of the Chile Salt-petre beds upon the land, and by purchasing and using upon the soil the pure substance which is ' made at factories by means of an electrical discharge which combines the oxygen and nitrogen of the air. In a rain country this combination is effected by the lightning of the frequent thundershowers and the rain gathers it from the air and de posits it on the ground. But there is a method of enriching the soil that beats all these by far. Just at the top of the ground on alfalfa plants a little animal thrives by the manufacture of this nitrogen-oxy gen substance. All the time this little artizen is working busily' at his trade making fertilizer and de positing it in the ground, the plant is growing upward and making hay. Alfalfa can lie raised with less work than most anything else, and it can he cured perfectly in a rainless country and produces wonderfully. Considering then that alfalfa is what we need to enrich the soil, that it is easily eared for, and cures perfectly, and produces immense yields of hay and as a very profita ble home market would lx found for the hay if the people of this tract would go into dairy business extensively, would it not be well to consider the possibility of that bus iness here? All kinds of grasses can be raised in this country with very little ef fort. They have to be seeded only once in several years and when once the irrigation system is con structed it is easily maintained and the watering is very simple and in Our pasture season is expensive, about eight months long and the grass does not dry up in the middle of the summer and it will not be necessary to take our stock off the pasture in a half starved condition. In our mild climate it is not necessary to build expensive barns to keep the stock from the cold and storms of winter. To keep the cows as comfortably as in the northern Mississippi valley states probably not over half the money need be expended. It is not nec essary to build expensive silos (crop barrels) or other buildings for keep ing the feed. From the present indications there will never be an over supply of the dairy product. Car load af ter car load of butter is shipped into this state every year from Utah, Wyoming, Oregon, Washington and Montana. This is because the peo pie of .Idaho are chiefly engaged in mining, lumbering and fruit raising. These industries are as yet in their infancy here and the future will set* wonderful development in these lines, and vast armies of men will be employed to do that work to the exclusion of everything else. Prices of dairy products will tend to go upward rather than downward from their present high standard, have good shipping facilities, so there will be no trouble to get a market for what we have to sell. At the present time half the ranch ers on the tract are buying canned milk to cream their coffee. We The producer is never so far from mar ket as when he is a buyer. Taking it for granted that there will always be a market for our dairy product, then the question at once arises, what profit can we ex We will pect from the business, take, for instance during the sum mer time. A good dairy cow will return in butter fat fifteen dollars per month at the present average price for butter, and one acre of North Hide tame pasture properly cared for and maintained will keep three cows for eight months in the year. Three times fifteen dollars makes forty-five dollars per month For forty acres this would mean eighteen hundred dol lars; per month, milk for eight months of the year and eight times eighteen hundred means fourteen thousand four hun This per acre. A cow should dred per year per forty acres, estimate preposterous; but seems figure it backward or forward, or any way you please, and it comes out the same. And Ixsides the above amounts you have the by products nf calves and skimmed milk, which will go far toward pay ing the expenses of running the plant. In the winter time we can feed alfalfa hay, which is equiva lent to the best balance ration (es pecially the third cutting), and by so doing realize fifteen or sixteen dollars per ton for our hay. At fifteen dollars per ton for our hay this allows us from sixty to seventy five dollars an acre for our hay land and the hay is raised with very little effort and all the time is enriching our land. These figures apply to good milk cows exclu sively. We sell our hay for five dollars per ton, ship it over to the Puget Sound country and the farmers buy it for twenty per ton, feed it to their milk cows and ship us hack the butter and they are building up a wonderfully rich community there through this business alone. The O. S. L. gets a tremendously rich haul pulling the hay over there and then gets another pull at the pocket book for bringing back the butter. There is no reason why the North Side farmer cannot put that freight money in his own Modern machinery has done away with most of the drudgery connect ed with the business. We are sad ly in need of a line of work that will quickly put us on a self-sup porting basis. To put us on a solid foundation, the stream of dollars which is now going out must be turned from its present channel and sent back to us. The develop ment of this industry will mean the employment of labor, the invest ment of capital in factories and the reclaiming of the unused land. It will put the farmer on a monthly payroll and give him a market for all his produce. It will give room for many lines of employment in the towns and will guarantee the payment of the grocery bill at the end of each month. A bulletin containing notes taken by Frank H. Reid at the Movable School of Agriculture, has made its appearance. It contains much val uable information and is well worth the two bits asked for it. The Ixwik is on sale here at the Irrigationist office, and at the News stands in Jerome, Heating Plant For The New School, board, for the heating plant for the school house, Mr. W. M. Leo, who represents theJ.C. Bayer Furnace Co., of Portland, Ore., is here working on a bid to be submitted to the school It is planned to have a first-class up to date heating and ventilating system. A large furnace will be installed in the basement, and the hot air from this will lie drawn through the building by means of a fan. A one hundred twenty inch fan will be used, and this will lie driven by a seven and one half horse power motor. The current of warm air will be carried by galvan ized iron pipes, which will enter each room near the ceiling. The exit for the air will be near the floor of the rooms. There will be a con tinual pressure in the rooms, owing to the fact that the air cannot es cape as fast as it comes in, and this pressure will materially assist the dissemination of the fresh pure air equally to every part of the room. The system w ill lie so arranged that thirty cubic feet of fresh air w ill be supplied to each child every minute. The entire air contents of the rooms will lie changed every fifteen min utes, or four times every hour. This plant will not only lx* servicable in the winter time for heating, but will supply a perfect system of ventila tion during the summer months. Non-Suit. The Railway committee is in re ceipt of a letter from Mr. Clark informing them that Mr. A. J. S. A. Frazier, solicitor for Messrs. Clark & Noble, succeeded in show ing Judge Walters, at Shoshone, that the whole contention of those oppo-xd t<> the Hagerman Valley A Western Ry. coming to Wendell, was absolutely unfounded and wrong, so the court threw the whole thing out. The restraining order was dissolved and the case dismissed completely. Not only so, but Mr. Frazier argued a third demurrer, in which he set out that those people should not lx permitted to issue any further suit in this connection, as the contract let is absolutely valid, and that it cannot lx attacked for at least one year, as, until the ex piration of the contract, it is aliso lutely impossible for them to show any damage. The Hagerman Valley people will have all costs to pay and Clark and Noble will not even lx required to call witnesses or produce dixuments, as the other side produced the con tract itself, which showed they were absolutely wrong. The matter of permitting afiy further action has been taken under advisement by Judge Walters. This action of the court improves the outlook for an electric line from this point to Hagerman Valley. Wendell is certainly the logical place for a terminal of such a line, and the value it will he to this city cannot lx exaggerated. Base Ball. The baseball fever has struck Or chard Valley. Every day now, hot or cold, embroyo Three Fingered Browns and John Klings may he seen shooting the pigskin back and forth across the back yards at all the farms down there. They have raised a purse of one hundred and fifty dollars that they can beat any team in southern Idaho. They particularly wish a chance to walk over Wendell and Jerome. It has been rumored around that they have several ex-major league players down there under assumed names. This rumor easily explains the willingness with which they put up their money. Attorney Jess Hawley, of Boise, and H. R. Barrett left for Chicago Saturday night, in response to a re quest from W. H. Kuhn, of Pitts burg, President of the North Hide Land & Water Co., for a conference regarding the mutual relations of the Fanners Association and the Water company. (Experimental Work on The North Side. Mr. G. R. Jones, who is associa ted with Don Uark ih the experi mental work carried on co-opera tively by the state and national governments, is ' making arrange ments for extensive experimental work which is to be carried on in the Wendell district this season. |r An expert in irrigation work w ill be established at each of the exper iment stations who has oversight of the work. Arrangement is made with different farmers for tracts to be experimented with,—usually about fifteen acres in each tract which is all planted to the same The tract is sub-divided into crop. smaller tracts of five acres each. On one of the five acres the farmer uses the amount of water he thinks best, and uses it in the way he thinks best; on another five the ex perimenters use more water than the farmer does, and on the re maining five they use less. Head weirs are put in to measure the amt unt of water that goes onto the land, and waste weirs to measure the amount of water that goes off. At the end of the season the amount of crop on each of the pieces is care fully measured separately and know ing the amount of water used on each one, they are enable to work up data as to the proper amount of water to be used. At the end of the season, if the land the experi menters have used has not produced as much crop as that of the farmer, they make up the difference. At this plant they have arranged to experiment with fifteen acres of alfalfa (Hi Dr. Pewy's land, fifteen acres of oats for S. M. Eaton, fifteen acres of oats for the Leland Brothers, twenty acres of rye for Carl.•jehome, and ten acres of orchard for Don McKay. The work with the or chard will be simply to determine the amount of watar necessary to get the best growth and all parts of it will lx- watered the same. An automatic weir will be used on this, which will have to lx* looked after only once every eight days. Every eighth day the meter will lie read aud the recorder set at zero again. The outcome of this test will lie watched with interest and no doubt will be of great benefit to the farm ers of the tract. Mr. W. A. Boland lias gone to Chicago and will start from there on his annual trip, represents the Sincerity Clothing Co., of Chicago, and spends alsint six months each year on the road, and for the other six months takes things at his leisure at his fine country home south-west of Wen dell. Boland Mr PITHY POINTS. The following selections are taken from the short band notes of Frank S. Held on a lectin« given by Prof. J. H. Frans don at the Movable School of Agricul ture. The entire set of notes is published in book form and may lx had at the Irrigationist otlice. A cow needs Tour different kinds of feed, water, mineral protein and carbohy drates. All feeds contain about the right amounts of mineral. Protein is the thing that the cow needs for the building up of muscle tissue. A cow will not give much milk if she does not have protein. Carbohydrates supply energy to get her from place to place, and to supply the fat of the milk. There is nothing that will supply pro tein as cheaply and as good as alfalfa. So Idaho has the very liest of dairy foods. The balanced rations mean feeding the right amounts of protein and eurhon drates to get the liest results. For the laut results feed alsmt six times as much carhohdrates as protein. Coni has nine times as much carboh drates as protein. Timothy hay has sixteen times os much carhohd rates as protein. The following indicate« in a general way the amounts to he fed. Weigh the amounts to Is- fed. Feed all the rough age the eow will clean up at all times. Feed one pound of grain per day lor each pound of butter fat produced |s-r week, or one pound of grain per day for each three pounds of milk produced. Feed all the cow will take without gain ing in weight. tWsmleU newt continued on next page.) FIRST NATIONAL BANK OR WENDELL $25,000 3,000 Capital, Surplus, ü F F 1 C E R S A. P. SCHRITCHFIELD. Vicc-Pre*ident. H. E. BARRETT. President. H. D. JACKSON, Cashier. General Banking Business GEORGE F. HAUL Moline and South Bend Plows, Harrows and Cultivators Studebaker Wagons and Buggies Salt Lake Harness, Saddles and Blankets Steel Aermotor AIND Goodhue Windmills & Towers Red Jacket Double Acting Pumps. Sleel I anks. Pipe. Etc. Cream Separators and Dairy Supplies. Deenng Mowers, Binders, and Kakes. I wenlicth Century Graders and Ditchers, Heavy Hard ware. Patton's Sun-Proof Paints and Oils, Tents. Water Bags. Incubators, Brooders and Poultry Supplies. Prices nght and satisfaction guaranteed. De Laval Wendell, Icltiho Give Us A Chance We have been at work for several months get ting listings on the very best lands in the country, at the very best prices possible, and we will be very glad to have an opportunity to convince you that we have the best buys on the North Side Tract. The Orchard Tract proposition that we have, has never been equalled in the North west. either as to price or terms. Our line of Fire Insurance Companies is exceptionally strong and we take every precau tion to write all policies just as they should be. SHEPARD BARRETT Wendell, I tin ho The legislature last winter appro priated money for the building of a bridge over the snake river Ixtwecn Lincoln and Twin Falls counties. The logical place for this bridge is straight south of Wendell. Situat ed at the foot of Clark's grade it would lx very eonvionent for all the people of the Wendell district, and would also lx of service to a larger number of people of the South Hide than if it is located at any other point. The people of Wendell should take this matter in hand and see to it that the bridge is so located as to he of the greatest Ixnefit to the largest number of jxople. CHURCH AND SOCIAL DATES. Fr**hyii*rian Churrh—Morning ami wvnilng. **,*coml ami fourth Humlay »*arh month. Fa* tor. R«v. Knth-mi Mnthodint KplM-opal Church Morning am) even Ing. flr*t ami third rtumlay* of each month. Factor. Rev. Minner KpiM'opal Church—Hervlccn on the Tue* lay even ing before the necond Wednemlay of each month. Rev. Km .tu. pastor Baptist church Service* morning ami evening on fifth Humlay* of the month Fantor. Rev Fackard. Catholic Church Mm* read at 9 a m. every Tuewday after the fourth Mum lay Altar norle ty every fourth Trnwlay. Mason* 1 Regular inerting* the Mecoml am) fourth Monday* ami *|**Hul meeting* the flr*t. third and fifth Monday*of inch month. Reheknhft Meeting* every *ecoml and fourth Tuenday eveningHut I. O. O. K. hall I.O. O. K. - Regular meeting* every Thur*day evening at H o'clock. Woodmen Meet* find ami third Tne*day* of each month In Ma*otilc halt. M B. A.—Modern Brotherhood of America meet* every fourth night ln I. O. O. F. hail. Royal Neighbor*— M<*et at Maooitic hall second and fourth Tue*day* of the month. ( anal C*er* A*»oclallon—Wendell branch meet* In the afternoon of the third Saturday of each month. T. E. WEST Tin and Sheetiron Work ROOFING Guttering, Cornice and Skylights WENDELL, IDAHO Money in Fruit ! But the great »ecrel ol iucccm it Good Trees and Plants GET Home Grown Products We arc now prepared to furnish first-class Fruit trees and plants of all description, grown on the tract and guaranteed. Specialty of Jonathan Apples Call or write Wendell Nursery Co. WENDELL, IDAHO If you are not already a subscriber to this paper, give your name to Qeo. Q, Barrett.