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I ' , , . . 'A THEaBiESKRET ErA ff M E R , , as aturdaysepteber ,6s
B Combined With "Rocky Mountain
M Farming."
B s 44 1 1 Established 1904.
H Official Organ of the
H Utah State Poultry Association.
m f Utah Horticultural Society. ,
H Utah State Dairymen's Association.
' Utah State Bee Keepers' Association.
H Bear River Valley Farmers' Protec
ts -tivc and Commercial Association.
B Utah Arid Farming Association.
m j
H , Issued icvery Saturday by the Dcs-
l eret Farmer Pub Co., Salt Lake Sc-
i curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake
H , City, Utah.
M Entered as second class matter Dec.
M , 27, 1905, t the Postoffice at Salt Lake
City, Utah.
M Subscription price . $1.00 per year
H (Strictly in Advance.)
H 1
H Discontinuances.
B The publishcra must be notified in
H writing, at time of expiration, when
1 discontinuance of subscription is, de
Hi I sired, and all arrears must be paid.
Hi ' AdVertising rates made known upon
application. The right is reserved to
H, . reject questionable advertising.
Hi All communications and remit-
H tances should be addressed to "The
H Deserct Farmer," Salt Lake Sccuri-
H ty & Trust Building, Salt Lake City,
H ' Utah.
H Lewis .A. Merrill ................. Editor.
H P. G. Peterson AssT: Editor.
H I J. H. Harper . .. Business Mgr.
I1 ,
H " Salt Lake City, Utah,
H (Saturday, September 26, 1908."
Hil -""
I'Prtaidtnt John A. Widtaoe, State
Agricultural College.
Hi ' WrittenVjor$ihc Deserct Farmer.
Ij J All honest work is honorable. The
Hl prosperity of the world requires" that
H'j men must engage in many and .various
Hi'' -occupations. He who carries bricks
H' so the mason is just as necessary to
Hi ?lthe world as the bank president. The
HI Vll' important' questions Jn judging a
Hf man 's value are whether he docs well
H the work of Ijis daily life, and whether
H jhe does lf a little better day by day.
B 'However, men may easily be classified
H as , those who work for others, and
H hose who work for themselves; the
HI wagc earners and the wage payers;
HE the consumers anjflthe producers.
HI True it is that the complexity of the
HI Tvqrld in a sertse 'makes every con-
H Jsumer a producer, and every producer
I MMttW Ift.teStf term8A how-
majority of men it is true that we
cither pay wages to ourselves and
others, or others pay us wages.
In every human heart lurks the de
sire to be independent, to pay our
selves qur wage, to be producers. In
some this desire has become a flame
of passion; in others lack of energy
has caused it to slumber. The pro
gress of the world rests primarily up
on the men in whom this desire is
luminous and impelling. Let it slum
ber in the hearts of most men, and the
world will pass through the lethargic
dark ages.
While we differ in our natural pow
ers, we have equal rights to acquire
, happiness. The desire- to be inde
pendent should be given, full oppor
tunity of fulfillment, and men should
seek to strengthen it. There will al
ways be a sufficient number of men
who will be content to be wage earn
ers. If there is any justifiable class
distinction in this world it must be
based upon the distinction between
the producer and consumer. Young
men should begin early to plan for a
career pfj, independence, of production,
of wage paying.
Of the professions that give inde
pendence, farming stands among the
foremost in its possibilities of case of
attainment, large returns, healthful
living, intellectual and physical labor
well blended, and'dircct relations with
nature and' her ways.
All this 'has "been written as an in
troduction to the brief story of a
young Utah boy who yearned for in-
dependence, and who found it. Ten
years ago, in 1898, Edwin N. Kcarsley
of the south end of Teton basin, was
avagc earner in Salt Lake City. His
income was (about forty dollars a
month, a fair wage for unskilled labor
in those days. At the end of each
month, his salary was consumed.
Nothing was left. The desire for in
dependence burned strongly within
his breast, and he decided to tear
-himself away from the old ways, and
to throw himself upon bounteous
Mother Nature in his quest, toe de
cided to become a farmer: "
Armed with two ponies, for which
he paid $8.00 each; $5.00 for A first
homestead entry fee, and a determi
nation to wojrlc as hard as needs be,
he started out to find, his fortune. He
hormesteaded 160 acres in Teton val
ley. The way was uphill for several
yars, ahdjncluded frequent trips to
ter time to earn a little cash with
which to Ibuy supplies for the 'farm.
However, the way soon became eas
ier. Today, after ten years, and while
' Mr. Kcarsley is still a young man, he
is a master in his own home. Today
he has 40 acres of timothy, 20 acres
of grain, 10 acres of lucern, 7 acres in
.meadow, a large kitchen garden, a
'flower garden and trees, and the rest
of his homestead to break up for cul
tivation without irrigation, as de
scribed elsewhere. Besides, he has
cattle, horses, sheep and hogs to con
sume all he raises, the vegetation on
the unbroken ground and more. He
has a , well built and commodious
dwelling house, granaries, cellars,
sheds, barns, machinery and all the
other equipment of a well stocked
farm. Farm papers and other up-to-date
reading matter come to his home.
In addition he has a wife and five
children who arc being brought up in
direct contact with the purity of na
ture. The man is a king, for he owe
servitude only to God and love only
to his fellow man.
Mr. Kcarsley is only one -of many
of whom such a story might be told,
but there, arc thousands of young men
in Utah, who, now won by the gla
mour of the white collar and the ab
sence of responsibility, should follow
the example set by Mr. Kcarsley and
his kind. Here's the hope that the
love of independence and the pro
ducer's and wage payer's life may
rage, if needs be, within the hearts ol
the young men of Utah and compel
them to leave their easy wage earn
ing jobs. There will always 'be plenty
of men and women to do the .work of
servitude. If our young men will
heed this lesson, our beloved state
shall be a land of kings.
j, Tliis issue of the Deserct Farmer
finds our advertising pages crowded,
but our readers will find in these ad
vertisements much that is interesting
Ho ,them, 'in the opportunities offered
-in the purchasing of the very things
tliey Want
Outside of all pecuniary interest it
is very gratifying to the management
qf the Farmer that the business pub-
lie have at last come to recognize in
the Deseret Farmer the best medium
-for? reaching the agricultural daiieS
9 Utah and adjinig states.
For several years now, in speaking
of the State Fair, we have hud to say
that it excelled all previous exposi
tion!. We do not want to be too op
tomistic about the Fair beginning at
Salt Lake City, October 5, but we
liave been over the state and' made
observations enough to justify the
prediction that it is to be far ahead
of anything of the kind .ever attempt
ed here. To Secretary Ensign, Presi
dent McDonald and the Board of
Directors we feel -much credit is due.
The best way the citizens of Utah
can show their appreciation is to go
. and help the Fair with an exhibit". 1
An intcscly interesting and useful
bulletin, entitled "Milling Qualities
of Wheat" comes from the Utah Ex
periment Station with the number
103. Every farmer who grows cither
spring or" fall wheat should send for
it. It is one of the most useful bul
letins jthat has been issued' in connec
tion with the wheat grain in a num
ber of years. Application for the
bulletin should be made to E. D. ,
Ball, director of the Utah Experiment
Station, Logan, Utah.
Don, in Arizona, according to a
contemporary, they possess what is ,
termed a hydrophobia skunk. We
hope he moves north. Any kind of a (
skunk is an improvement on the old
kind. This one from Arizona, with
r .
a. hydrophobia, attachment, ought to
become a great .favorite. Hydropho- 1
bia is a welcome change from what I
a person gets from close association
with skunks in these parts'.
Little Pleasant Grove, down in
Utah County, is shipping out about
thirty cars of fruit per week this fall.
Many days five and six cars are sent
out. Keep your eyes, both of them
on Pleasant Grove. Watch iker I
' . ' u I
While at the Fair, call at the Agr- 1
cultural College exhibit and the at- K
tendants there will give you whatever
information along agricultural lines
that you may desire. ' ft
The Editor of this paper will" be K
found- at the Agricultural, College lex-
hibit during the State Fair.' Do npt Rj
fail'fb call on us, ' I:
pemper' 15 so good a-JhtlStve R
skuld aever lose it, Ex.

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