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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908. YHI D JS 8 Jt R JE T r A K M jfc K . 3
"Leading Implement Dealers' Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming. Main Offices Salt Lake, Utah I
Goi)80iaied UJagon & Hoe Go.
I Branches: Ogden, Logan, Price Utah Jos. F. Smith, President Mclvin D. Wells, Scc.-Treas. GE0 T qdEDL Gen. Mer. I
Branches: Idaho Falls, Montpelier Idaho W. S. McCornick, Vicc-Prcst. Grant Hampton, Asst. Sec-Trcas. ' '
It's a pleasuie to 1 efer you to Sweet's Common Sense t777
'jwiirri wmrxmmmammo vSg mon Sense Bobs means ease of draft, and bigger loads -Axv M y I
for you. Prices and terms to your liking. ..tM
SUGAR IN THE WORLD'S COM
MERCE. V According to a publication of the
German Imperial Bureau of Statistics
J the United States is at the head of
tv sugar importing nations, having pur
chased 362 million marks worth of
sugar abroad in 1906. England was
next with 351 million marks, British
I India 117, China 101, Japan 50, Hol-
land 39, France 20 million marks.
J Among the countries that export sug-
ar Cuba takes first place with an ex
port of 247 million marks, Germany
second with 238 million marks; next
j is Austria 164, Netherlands-India 136,
J Holland 109, France 63, Japan 23 mil-
j lion marks. Translated from Dresden
I SUGAR BEET INSTRUCTION IN
The University of California has is
sued a bulletin, No. 39, describing its
Farmers' Shorter Courses for 1908.
Wc find the following lectures an
nounced on the subject of sugar beets
I during October: "Sugar Beets and
ji Cereals." Associate Professor Shaw,
I Assistant Professor Burd, Mr. Gaum-
I nitz, Mr. Shcrwin and Mr. Denny.
1 Sugar beet culture. Soils and cli-
H mates, selecting and testing seed, pro
fit partition of land, fertilizer and water
I requirements, cultivation and irriga-
II tion, conserving the fertility under
ft beet culture. Second week, two lec
I turcs daily. i
B If you want to know how much re-
I ligion a man has just mention politics
R to him.
REGARDING SPARE TIME AND
V. 0. V.
A short time ago the man who is
acting editor of this little paper re
ceived a communication from some
bratveh of the government service, en
closing a number of questions which
the xndcr requested that he answer.
The questions, had to do with the bet
tcring of farm conditions.
The request generally was in the
nature of a puzzle. Of course there
were lots of blanks one could fill our
easily, but the main question,-; it is the
The communication has not been
answcrcdi yet but it' is going to be
shortly and answered at length. The
answer will have to do with only one
phase of the subject, for Heaven
knows it is too big to handle in detail.
The writer will say to the sender of
the letter that in his opinion what the
farmer needs more than anything else
is something to read or if not tlwit, the
habit of reading what he has got.
Did you ever stop to think, Mr.
Utahan, what a fearfully little reading
there is done on the average Utah
farm. Wc are going to be honest
about this and wc arc not going to
mince matters a bit. The mivcragc
Utah farmer docs practically no read
ing. He gets as his source of news,
the Dcscret Semi-Weekly and scans
it. Wc don't wish to say a thing
against the Semi-Weekly for wc think
it is about the cleanest sheet in the
State. That about completes his read
ing. There are some Church works
BMW n . '
in the house which arc opened off
and on but not often enough. He
has never cultivated the habit and
docs not think it all necessary. He
comes in from work, washes himself,
cats a hearty supper, rcs'ts for a short
tinvc if the chores arc done and goes
to bed. The next day he repeats. The
damage done by not reading good
things-'is not confined to the parent.
The largest part of the injury falls
on the children. They arc brought
up as strangers to reading matter,
outside their school books, and if tjicir
youth is spent that way they never
will learn to appreciate printed mat
ter. About nine tenths of us stop our
education when wc finish the eighth
grade; when we drop our "reader"
at that time wc.drop all books.
That is what makes the farmer the
victim of the traveling medical quack,
of the fake veterinarian. He has not
Mr. Farmer, you cannot nrguc lack
of time for wc know better. The writ
er made a personal inspection of
about a thousand farms lost summer
and Ive certainly was not impressed
with the idea that the farmer was
working himself to death. That was
the busy season, too. The farmer has
more time this winter. There arc
hou and hours and days nd weeks
that arc going to be frittered this
winter, hours and days that you could
be utilizing in reading good books.
Hours spent that way will make you
a marked man among your fellows.
It will make you live longer. It will
make our boy do likewise and will
keep him away from the. store corner
and the saloon, and will give him
something to do this winter other I
than to stand with his back against I
the sunny side of the store and tell I
and listen to stories, whose only ex-
cusc for being told is their dirtiness,
their vulgarity. It will help to keep I
him away from the cursed' cigarette, I
that clinging, stinking, limpid, wet I
thing that always associates itself with I
the loafer. I
Never mind what the boy reads so I
long as he is reading something. He I
may want something sensational; give I
Jt to him if he won't read anything I
else. Don't be afraid of him stealing 1
the family shotgun and holding up I
somebody. A boy with ginger enough I
to do that is a big improvement on I
the loafer, the cigarette smoker. Be-
fore long he will tire of that sort of I
reading and will want something more I
solid, with more meat jn it. Give it I
to hirm Look over the reading mat- I
tcr in your home. Figure on tho I
amount of time you spend in reading.
Think this over. '
STILL WAITING. I
My grandpa notes the world's worn I
And says we're going to the dogs.
His granddad in his house of logs I
Swore things were going to the dogs. I
His dad, amid the Flemish bogs,
Vowed things were going to the dogi. I
The cave man in his queer skin togs I
Said things were going to the dogs. I
But this is what I wish to state: fl
The dogs have h&d an awful wait. . I
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