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"Leading Implement Dealers Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming. Main Offices Salt Lake, Utah H
Copfidaled map & Wine Co. I
Branches: Ogdcn, Logan, Price Utah Jos. F. Smith, President Melvin D. Wells, Scc.-Trcas. GEO. T ODELL Gen. Mer. H
Branches: Idaho Falls, Montpclicr Idaho W. S. McCornick, Vicc-Prcst. Grant Hampton, Asst. Scc-Trcan. ' ' H
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value is as little appreciated, and in
which so great an unnecessary loss
occurs as in the form of manure.
' I The question of crop rotation, in-
! 1 1 eluding the relative value of various
rotations, is a matter of .supreme im
portance. It is the common practice
in this state to "change the land." By
"changing the land" is meant that
corn is grown as long as possible and
then the land is "changed" by growing
a crop of oats or barley. Such a
method may help to keep in check in
sect pests, but is of practically no
value for maintaining the fertility of
the soil.
Soil management, as regards plow
1 ing, -preparation of the seed-bed and
cultivation, should receive its ample
j share of time and attention. The
best seed will yield but unsatisfactory
returns if planted in poorly prepared
soil, or if improperly cultivated.
Large areas in this state are partial
ly or wholly unproductive, ow'r to
lack of adequate drainage. At .cs
ent there is probably in the neigh
borhood 'f four million acres of such
I land, or nearly one-half as great an
area as is annually planted in corn.
Most of this land is exceedingly pro
ductive when adequately drained, at
least it will (become so in compara
a tivcly few years.
Wc arc helping the Dcscret Farmer
when we- pay for this space. They
tell us that you will read our ads and
buy our goods, if wc appeal to you
in the right way. They may be right.
We want satisfied customers nil
wc can get of them, for dissatisfied
customers undermine a local business
and soon put it on the toboggan slide
to bankruptcy. Goods that do the re
quired work and arc reliable and dur
able will prove satisfactory and make
.vatisficd customers; and that is the
only kind of goods wc want to sell
If you buy a Stewart Heater or
Range, you will be satisfied, and you
will help us to sell more through your
The soil fertility question in its
various phases is so fundamental that
I cannot urge too strongly the import
ance of giving it a prominent place
on every Formers' Institute and club
program in the state the coming year.
The extension depatment is anxious
to co-operate with the Farmers' In
stitute and clubs in every way pos
sible. Prof. A. H. Snyder gives his
entire time to extension work of this
kind and will gladly take a place on
the program at any Farmers' Insti
tute or club unless the dates conflict
with other engagements already made.
There will be no charges except for
the actual traveling expenses. Profes
sor Snyder is a strong man. He
knows his subject and is a good
speaker. His position as soil expert
in the United States Department of
Agriculture for four years gives him
a wide range of practical experience
in methods of handling different soils.
When it is not possible for Professor
Snyder to attend the meeting he will
gladly assist any local party whom
you may iplacc on your program, to
secure data and results of different
methods of soil management, etc.. to
use in "the preparation of his paper
and in' the discussion. '
Ames, Iowa. P.G. ftOLDEN.
expressing your satisfaction to your
friends. Stewart Heaters and Ranges
arc the best of all stoves. Do you
know of at (better line? Have you ever
heard of a better line? Wc have not,
and wc arc constantly looking for the
best in the various articles wc sell.
Stewart ' Stoves have been on the
market for over 40 years and every
year many new satisfied customers
arc secured, so that today the users
of Stewart stoves arc sufficient in
numbers to populate several states.
You need not question our prices,
they arc low, very low. Wc believe
in giving you your money's worth
Our terms? Oh; what ever you like.
One of the best yields of dry farm
grain ever reported has just come to
my notice. Mr. Ecklund of Newton,
Cache Co. has just finished harvest
ing a field of 60 acres of wheat which
averaged 60 bu. per acre. Mr. Eck
lund grows Gold Coin wheat; plows
his land in the fall;, keeps a,good
mulch during the next summer.; .keeps
down weeds; seeds at the rate of three
pecks with a press drill in Sept; har
rows his wheat the next spring. He
selects his seed grain very carefully
and ha9 no trouble with vuiut after
using the formalin treatment.
Not far from Mr. Ecklund's farm
is a farm where the soil is just as
good, but by careless methods of
farming the average yield per acre
this year was only 18 bu.
It pays to farm right.
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"Louder! Louder!" shrieked the
"Gentlemen," protested the presid
ing officer, "I can assure you that the
disappointment of these who can't
hear isn't a marker to the disappoint
ment of those who ' can." Phlladel
plna Ledger.
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Site said she loved hint with all her H
might. H
No wonder he was elate. !H
For she was a widow in weeds bo- M
And a widow's mite is great. H
Catholic Standard and Times. H
California that land of sunshine, H
fruit and flowers nature's storehouse. (H
Everything grows there in the great- iH
est abundance flowers grow in such !H
profusion that if half were told it H
would not be believed. Flowers that H
arc mere hothouse plants in the cast, H
become trees and large bushes out S
there, one of which contains more H
blossoms than arc contained upon all jH
the plants in an eastern hothouse. The (H
quantity and quality of the fruit raised !H
is beyond the power of the eastern gH
mind to grasp, and many will be sur- H
prised to learn that last season's crop ,H
of canned fruit amounted to 5,560,000
cases, or 133,440,000 cans, valued at '
$10,000,000. Raisins,' 140,000,000 lbs.; H
dried fruits, '254,375,000 lbs.; figs, 6
000,000 lbs.; prunes 180,000,000 lbs.; H
walnuts, 14,000,000 lbs., valued at $r,- IH
750,000. The output of canned fruits ffl
of Colton, California, equals 2,060)06 U
cart's, with a large quantity of dried1 H
fruit, honey and nuts. !
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