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H 4 THE DESERET FARMER Saturday, august i5, igos. I
H Combined With "Rocky Mountain
H Farming."
H Established 1904.
H Official Organ of the
H UUh State Poultry Association. "
H Utah Horticultural Society.
H Utah State Dairymen's Association.
H Utah State Bee Keepers' Association.
B Bear River Valley Farmer Protec-
H tive and Commercial Association.
H Utah Arid Farming Association.
H Issued every Saturday by the Dcs-
H er-ct Farmer Pub. Co., Salt Lake Sc-
H curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake
M City, Utah.
H Entered as second class matter Dec.
H 27 1 1905, at the PostofTicc at Salt
H Lake City, Utah.
H Subscription price $1.00 per year
H (Strictly in Advance.)
H Discontinuances.
H The publishers must be notified in
H writing, at time of expiration, when
H discontinuance of subscription is dc-
H sired, and all arrears must be paid.
H Advertising rates made known upon
H aoplication. The right is reserved to
H reject questionable advertising.
H All communications and rcmit-
H tanccs should be addressed to "The
H Dcscrct Farmicr," Salt Lake Sccuri-
M ty & Trust Building, Salt Lake City,
H Utah.
H Lewis A. Merrill Editor
M P G. Peterson Asst Editor
H J. H. Harper Business Mgr.
H 7 "
H Salt Lake City, Utah,
H Saturday, August 15, 1908.
H On September 7th the farmers pl
M thc$north,crn part of the state; wilra
H have an opportunity to see " Utah's i
H graTt industrial school, the grounds,
H 'farm, livestock, conservatories, etc. ,
H A special excursion1 train will leave -
M Salt Lake about 7 o'clock a. m. on j
M September 7th, and as this is Labor j
H day a legal holiday, it as expected
H that a largq crowd vill be in attend-
H ance. The, excursion oaainot help but
m be a most instructive one. The train
H ill imas through some of the finest
Q orchards ami most fruitful fields,
m Davis, Weber, $ox Elder, and Cache
IH coupue& The Cache Commercial
I CluJL' will taike the visitors in charge,
L3 andj" free transportation will be given
M to lhe College. At the College the
H excursionists will Ijc taken in charge
H by the officials, and a free lunch :on
H will be served. The party will be
H shown around the grounds, -buildings,
H etc , and a "booster" " -meeting will
be held in the Logun tabernacle, and
GfTohcj county twill show hcr,,SppJfcSia-A
tiou of the grcatk State Institution
locac'dJlwitHin Micr bordkfrs, fgi thisjb
occasion. Xhc fare for thc rounds
f trio from Salt Lake CJty will only!
t be $2.25, and there will be no otherj
expense. Everybody should accomp-i?
any the. excursionists to the A'gricul
tural College on September 7th. I
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The writer of this article has just
completed a tour of inspection ofa
Sj$mc 0f the state and farms in com-
pany with Dr. E. D. Ball, Director
of the Utah Experiment Station, Dr.
, L J. Briggs and Prof. W. M. Jardinc
of the U. S. department of Agricul-
turc. The parties spoilt a day on the,
state farqi at Nci)hi, another day on
the farm belonging tQ 01C Utah Andf
larm Company in Dog-VaJlcy, an-
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other day 01 the Tooele county ex- ,
perimcntal fapn, onc,day.',in Saltf
Lake county, several days in Sevier
county, and some time in Cache coun-,
ty. Everywhere the pospects of dry ,
number of new companies have been
formed, large tracts of land arc be
ing brought under cultivation, and
the outlook is most hopeful. Prob
ably the best field' of wheat'scen dur
ing the entire trip was that of Grace
Brotlwrs nt Nephi, where an average
yield of probhtoly 37 bushels to the
acre on the 300-acro yield, will be
secured. Dr. Briggs was very much
gratified wUh the conditiow found
here and with the development that
t has been made. '
3L '
I The writer has just returned from
jfa trip to Sevier county where he went
to inspect the State Experimental
J farms located some twenty miles
southeast of Richfield. This farm
is at jvn elevation of some seven
thousand feet. At the time of the
visit the wheat hod not yet matured,
but there was sufficient moisture in
the ground! to insure its perfect de
velopment. A number of the plants
gave promise of yielding at least 18
bushels per acre. It would be a
splendid thing if the farmers of Se
vier county could be brought to real
ize that to. yield of this kind is equiva
lent to 45 to 50 bushels of wheat on
irrigated land. Especially gratifying,
, T4l ,
'however, on this farm was the con
dition of the grasses. Of these tcfts
Bromus Incrmis gives the best prom
ise. The grass seeded under the
i writer's direction there five years ago,
stands knee high, covers the ground
. well, and Mr. Fairbanks, the fore
man in charge reports that this grass
; is most desired of Ml by live stock.
The form is kept in a splendid con
dition by Mr. J. W. Fairbanks, the
cfTfcicnt foreman, amd the results al
ready secured- show beyond any ques
tion of doubt that the desert lands of
Sevier and Wayne counties will be
untimatcly reclaimed.
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Since oiir last issue, plans have
, been -crystnli'ing looking to the erec
tion of stands and l)ootli6 on the
square north of the court house. Mr.
Funk was over the grounds last Tucs
' day estimating the amount of space
we can utilize to advantage there
, with a view io providing suitable
) quarters for exhibitions of frivits and
novelty stands, etc. We shall be in
position very soon o receive applica
tions for apace.
Wc moft si'necrcly believe that ev
ery man, wonian and child Svill take
such an intiorcst in, this celebration
that everything wc have .planned shall
pan out entirely satisfactory.
Show everybody the cheerful face
and extend the glad hand. Send out
your invitations, everybody, every
where, so that all may know. Then
when our friends come let us isec to it
that every mother's son of them and
daughter, tpo, gets some of the very
best peaches wc can produce.
Before very long, the special boxes
for Peach Day will be ncady for dis
tribution among the multitude of
growers 'round about. Each grower
will take ia delight in filling the boxes
with good peaches that will fit snug.
This year there will be no such tiling
as one person getting credit for the
good work or the good fruit put
up by another, but each will receive
ls proper credit. A neat card will
accompany every box upon which the
contributor 'will tsign his or her name.
ThUs each 'person who leccives a box
will know just where it came from
and where to look when good peaches
arc Wntcd hereafter, either this year
or next,
September 16th js the day, and
"""don't be backward about giving out
the good word. ft
Dr. Ball of the Agricultural College I
at Logan was visiting the State Ex- E
periment Farm in the Washington 1
field the latter part of last week. He
was here on Pioneer Day and! was out
collecting bugs, in the evening when
Ivc was caught in the heavy storm and
got a good bath. Washington Coun
ty News.
It will be a matter of much con
gratulation to Dr. Ball's many friends
to know that he survived the bath
alright. Ed.
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Kenarra , to the Front.,-,
Last Tuesday Wm. C. Reeves of
Kanarra came into the office and
brought with him samples of wheat
that he has raised without water.
lie said he had read several articles
in the Record about arid farming and
the success some were having in the
raising of wheat without water and
decided to bring a few samples to
show the Cedar people that Ranarr.i
was not behind her sister town.
The samples Mr. Reeves brought
were taken at random in his field and
arc beauties. One sample of common
Touse that is raised usually only with
water will go about 20 bushels to the
acre. A sample of Red Chaff was also
brought in that Mr. Reeves sayis will
easily go 25 bushels to the acre.
It has been thought by a number
of people in Cedar that this place
was the only one in which vas to be
found men who had faith in arid
farming, but from the remarks' of
Mr. Reeves, Kanana is away ahead
of Cedar or any other town in Iron
County. Not in the matter of pro
duc'ng more to the acre but the
amount of land under cultivation.
Kanarraitcs will go more extensively
into ths busimess next year and the
readers of the Record need not be
surprised if the citizens of Kanarra
lead them in arid farming by long
odds lion County Record.
n -
Siie, 'I saw you in the street car
the other -evening, Mr. Saxby." 5
ire--"Drd you? Why, P clidiW sos
, . j f i)i li1- , 1
Shc'I supp'osc nof. I was sftand- I
ing up " Exchange. ft

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