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H THE PESERET FARMER - . Saturday, September s, lgo8. I
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.
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
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.
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.
Don't sit on the porch after dinner,
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-
regard this warning at the expense of
his banlr account. Kansas Farmer?
Prof W. H. Olin, agronomist .pf
the Colorado Experiment Station,
"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
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
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
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
Salt Lake City.

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