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H THE PESERET FARMER - . Saturday, September s, lgo8. I
H THE DESERET FARMER H '"(THAT BIG FARM PAPER.) H Combined With "Rocky Mountain M Farming." H Established 1904. H Official Organ of the H Utah State Poultry Association. H UUh Horticultural Society. H Utah State Dairymen's Association. H Utah State Bee Keepers' Association. H Bear River Valley Farmers' Protcc- m tive and Commercial Association. H Utah Arid Farming Association. 1 Issued every Saturday by the Dcs- H eret Farmer Pub. Co., Salt Lake Sc- H curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake Gity, Utah. Hl Entered as second1 class matter Dec. H' 27, 1905, at the PostofTicc at Salt H Lake City, Utah. H Subscription price ........ $1.00 per year Hj (Strictly in Advance.) B 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 anplication. The Tight is reserved to H reject questionable advertising. H All communications and rcmit- H tanccs should be addressed to "The H Dc3erct Farmicr," Salt Lake Sccuri- M ty & Trust Building, Salt Lake City, H Utah. M 'Lewis A. Merrill Editor M P. G. Peterson Asst Editor H' J. H. Harper . Busines Mgr. B Salt Lake City, Utah, H Saturday, September 5, 1908. H Spmc people boost, other people M boom. B 7ls your $300 laud growing, a '$15 iP or s tnc cr0D worth only $7? 1 Cheat-grass is Mother Nature's M method of demanding a square deal. H JA man who boosts with his mouth H and lets cheat-grass run out lib al- B falfa as a knocker. H Po you subscribe for an Eastern , agricultural publication or do you H' tajee a good1 farm paper. Hi Sunflowers, cockle, knockers, -chcat- H grass and calamity howlers are all H evidences of decay. Plow them un- H der. H The number of "Bills" seeking presidential honors this fall together ith our own "Bill" Spry, who has His hooks out for gubernatorial hon- 04;s, makes the political rosters look H like a Fralicis G, Luke- advertisement It is too bad that just when our country is safely getting over a late spring that it should be attacked by a presidential election. ' N j Pear-blight and the axle-grease trcattriclit for barb-wire cuts are largely similar. The ,only way ,to overcome their effects is to cut off the linvb. You can't get blood out of a turnip, but getting blood from this source would be a snap compared to getting milch cows out of some the bulls we sec trailing Utah dairy herds. .I Anyway, when the sixteen-year-old hopeless drives to the next town and fills up on bad whiskey, he might be doing worc. Pic might be spending his money for cigarettes or perfume or condition powders. ' w Don't forget the "Booster" Excur sion to the Agricultural College on Sept. 7., Monday next. A day in the beautiful Cache Valley and a visit to Utah's big industrial school will be a pleasant memory in life's experi A' constant reader of the Dcscrct Farmer desires to secure Volumes II and III of this paper. Any reader who has these papers and who de sires to dispose of them may receive a liberal offer by corresponding with this office. O Don't sit on the porch after dinner, v read the "Appeal to Reason" and woiry about what the rich man is trying to do to you. There isn't go ing to be any more "panic," there isn't going to be any revolution, but there is likely to be .1 rainstorm. Get your hay up. n ... The "Alaska wheat," exploited in some papers as yielding 200 bushels to the acre, is under investigation nt the Colorado Experiment Station. It turns out to be identical with the "Egyptian," "Seven Headed," or "Mummy" wheat, a soft spring wheat undesirable for millers. It is also reported to be unfit for any countr where there is wind. This wheat has been offered at $5 per pound or $20 per bushel. It is hoped that none of the Kansas Farmer family will dis- .r regard this warning at the expense of his banlr account. Kansas Farmer? ALASKA WHEAT. - Prof W. H. Olin, agronomist .pf the Colorado Experiment Station, writes: "I am pained to know that some .unscrupulous persons arc seeking to deceive our industrious farmers, dc siring better milling wheat, by foist iifg upon them the so-called 'Alaska Wheat' as a superior milling wheat, ' of high yielding quality. "Through the courtesy of Mr. Hal scy C Rhoadcs of Denver, Prof. Knorr and myself have been privi leged to make a study of this .wheat in the field. We sceddd it by the side of known Egyptian, or Seven Headed wheat, and have studied both wheats from germination to maturity. The two wheats arc absolutely identical. After harvest we will make the mill ing test of both wheale and publish a bulletin on the full results. - "Suffice to say now, Egyptian, Seven Headed, Mummy, or Alaska wheat (the various names by which it is known) is a soft spring wheat, not ' v '.r desirable to Colorado millers, and where grown to any appreciable ex tent in this state, will be discounted or docked in price fy Colorado mil lers. Instead of being a very desir able wheat for milling purposes, it is quite the reverse, since it has high starch content and low gluten con tent of poor quality. Farmers arc warned to avoid this wheat as they would a pestilence. ' f o- Within the past few weeks this pf ficc has received two or three cir culars from some unknown source setting forth in very glowing terms the properties of the so-called "Alas ka Wheat," claimed to luivc been or iginated! by a Mr. Adams of Juliactta, Idaho. The proposition looked fak to us and the gratuitous copy found its way promptly to our waste basket instead of into our columns. The statement in our last issue from Prof. II. T. French, Director of University of Idaho, and the statement recently made by the Department of Agricul ture branding the story as a fake proves the correctness of our sur mise. The department denies that this is a new or even vpluable variety of wheat, and asserts that it is noth ing more nor less than "mummy wheat"-which caught many suckers years ago. The fact that' the wheat is selling at -$20 and $25 per bushel lends the department to 'brand the B stories as a clever advertising schcm H The, so-called Alaska wheat has been H known to the depaftmentfor ycaro B and schemes similar to the present H have been practiced at intcrvils for I many years. As long as there i B gold wc may expect to hear of gold I bricks. Rural Spirit. n . H GOOD ROADS ACROSTIC. I Votes for Good Road's will endure, I Over-rule the knockers, sure. I That's the only way to grow, I Excellent good judgment show. I Fight to have the bonds go through 1 I Offer all the help that you 1 Reasonably can pause to do. I Get your neighbor to the polls; 1 Omit no one on the rolls. I Only weak-khced voters stay Didding 'round at home today. Rush the bonds; wc want 'cm quick! Only knockers pause to kick. Active, earnest workers, will. Do their best, nor pause until Sure success the day doth fill. ! . j , Dr. Win, F. Strothcr, the well known eye specialist, in company with Dr. J., A. McNiccc, is making a trip into the country, partly for an outing and recreation and partly for the pur pose of practice. The doctors will attend any cases which may attract their attention while out, and those suffering from ailments in their line will be most fortunate if these doc tors come their way. The doctors 1 will be accompanied by Prof. G. A. , Gullihur, a photographic and portrait J specialist who hopes to do some in- tercsting work for rural residents. 1 . 9 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. T Registration of students, September s nth and 12th; entrance examinations, V September 9th and 10th; instruction 1 begins September 14th. J The University includes the School of Arts and Sciences, the State Nor- -g nval School, the State School of ? Miincs, the Uta. School of Medicine, a department of Law, and Prepara tory School. The Catalog which describes the various courses offered, requirements of admission, etc., is sent free by the UNIVERSITY OF UTAH', Salt Lake City.