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14 THE DESERET. FARMER &ATUKD AY, .OCTOBER ji, ; igSS.
I CHRISTMAS IS COMING! I WE NEED SOME MORE NEW SUBSCRIBERS TO MAKE 10,000 BY JANUARY 1, 1909. WE MUST HAVE THEM! I You want some Christmas Presents! I LET US CO-OPERATE! I HOW TO SUPPLY OUR MUTUAL WANTS H If you will send us in some subscriptions you may avail yourself of H the following list of valuable articles as p-cr each offer contained therein. H These articles are bought by us from the great AUERBACH store, Salt H Lake City, and have their guarantee of being standards for the prices. H No. 1. Men's unlincd tan kid gloves, No. 10. Boy's Golf caps, No. 4817, H fancy silk-stitched corded backs; cheviots, cassimcrcs and tweeds, a H snap fasteners; beauties, and just topnotchcr, for only two subscribers. H the correct, swell thing for a young No. 11. Pair beautiful imitation tor- H gentleman's present. Given for tobc shell side combs, No. 4352, H three new cash subscribers. heavy top, highly polished given H No. a. Boys' tan-colored gauntlet for only one new subscription. gloves, No. 5004; strongly made, soft No. ia. Back comb, handsome, imi- and pliable; two bright red stripes tation tortoise shell, ornamented, across tops. Just what every boy (or onc new subscription. needs at this season. Send in three No. 13. The famous "Sun brand new subscriptions and get a pair; or, pone hairpins, extra quality, y3 dozen onc subscription and' 50 cents; two n box, onc box for a new subscriber. subscriptions and 25 cents. N. x4 Ladies' Hand-bag, 7 inches No. 3.-.Men's extra quality, No. long, strongly made, very handsome 5006, California goatskin and horse- and. serviceable, for only three new M hide gauntlet gloves, with reinforced S?JM nam". thumbs; a spjendid working glove- No. is.-Envelope bag, No. 3S64. the very thing for father or big fi"8cr sftraP fon back or top, many brother a Christmas present. You ty cs-for four subscriptions; a can get them on same terms as of- ttcr one for six names, and a fer No. 1. Get busy! Send in the "" fo wc ve "amcsV ,f uhscrintion.?! No .Ladies' belt in fine, soft subscriptions! kid b!ack n and brown, 2 in H No. 4. Plain gold-plated collar but- ches wd round ;,t bucldcs 2x2y H tons, strong and serviceable, set of inches only two new subscribers m three for one new cash subscriber. gcts jt m No. 5-Handsomely designed gold No I7'. Ladies' fast-black, twq- H plated cuff buttons-good ones, one cl cashmere gloves, No. 3420, H pair for onc new subscriber. warm and finc cach ncw subscrip. 1 No. 6. The famous "Uncle Sam" tfon gets onc pair. suspender, for men or boys, onc pair No. 18. The swell "Famosa" ladies' for cach ncw subscription. ovcrseam sewed glace kid gloves, M No. 7. French clastic webb suspen- 2-clasp wrist, perfect fitting, excel H der, No. 5072, a pair for two ncw lent wearing, black, white, brown, H subscribers. red, a delight to the fancy of wo H No. 8. Boy's knee pants, No. 4807, man-kind, given for five ncw sub M 4 to 16 years, black and brown with scriptions. H gray mixtures and stripes, and drab No. ig. Fancy tapestry cushion M corduroy sent for two ncw sub- cover No. 2212, tassels on corners, M scribers. ready for use, onc new subscriber. M No. g. Boy's Yacht caps, No. 4813, No. ao Ladies' patent tip "Juliet" M all wool cheviots and homespun house slippers, black kid, medium B mixtures, a delight to any boy, a heel, a beauty, and comfortable, B serviceable article and a fine present get together six new subscribers for fl for two new subscribers, us and we'll send you a pair. H Provision: Owing to the great number of premiums to be awarded un- H der these offers, it is within the range of possibility that our supply on M some particular article may at times be 'exhausted, in which event we will H at once communicate that fact to our subscribers and allow them a second m choice. m Be sure to give size, age and pattern in orderirig articles of wearing ap- H parol. Always give number of article on this list. M If you do nut see what you wint in the albove list, write us, we will get M it for you and make you an offer. I ANY MAN OR WOMAN, ANY BOY OR GIRL 1 can procur subscribers by a little effort at odd times. Show your ac- 1 quaintances the Deseret Farmer urge upon them the value of the pub- M lication don't cease your efforts until you have their subscription. H Send remittances by P. O. Moncy-orier where convenient. Address, I THE DESERET .FARMER H SECURITY AND TRUST BLD6. SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH SUGAR BEETS I Edited by Prof J. C. Hogenson. A NATION HUNGRY FOR SUGAR Uncle Sam luas a big sweet tooth. We Yankees consume nearly four hundred thousand tons of beet sugar every year, and still arc hungry enough to 1wy three million tons more from Europe. This is not all beet isugar, but it is sugar and costs millions. Wc lioive sixty-seven sugar-beet factories working three months cach year, grinding, boiling, and squeezing the sugar out of nearly forty thousand tons of beets every working day, but this docs not near fill our wants. These facts arc encouraging to bect growcrs or ought to be. The first refined beet-root sugar produced in commercial quantity was made about one hundred years ago, r.t a cost of approximately 80 cents a pourtd The cost of producing cane sugar wais then somewhat higher than that of beet sugar. The amount of raw sugar -extracted from the beet at that time varied from 4 to 6 per cent, and the amount of re fined sugar obtained was from 1 to 2 per cent of the weight of the beet. The cost of producing an acre of beets was estimated at approximately $35 while 'he yield was from 6 to 25 tons per acre. The advance that have been made in cultural methods have been offset to a very great extent Iby the in creased cost of labor in the United States, so that the actual reduction in the cost of producing beet sugar has been due to the improvement of the beet or to less expensive operations an extracting and refining the product. Thorough cultivation is another factor in producing good sugar beets. It is a common saying among the Germans that "the sugar must be hoed into the beet." In no time of its life should a sugar beet be allowed to stop growing, for if it once becomes stunted it is doubt ful whether it will ever make as good a beet as it would have been under conditions of continuous growth. Another wr the beet has been im proved is by increasing its sugar con tent". This has been done without in creasing the 6ize of the (beet. " If a largely increased yield of beets j is combined with a much higher sug- I ar content it is entirely possible to obtain three times as much sugar per I acre as is produced on an average at the present time. Yields of more than 30 tons of beets per acre arc sometimes obtained, and t yield's of more than 20 tons arc com mon. From 20 to 25 per cent of the sugar 1 an the beet has been reported so frc- qucntly that it is safe to assume that nn average sugar content of 18 per cent is within the limits of possibility. If an average yield of 20 tons per j acre and an average sugar content of ! 18 per cent could be reached, wc would have an average yield of 7,200 ipounds of sugar per acre. Clay loams arc very satisfactory for sugar-beet production, provided oth- cr conditions arc favorable; but more depends upon the physical condition of the soil and upon methods of cul- j tivation than upon the particular kind j or variety of soil used. The soil, however, should be well supplied with humus and well drained. During the past few years there has been a remarkaible advance an the price of farming land's, especially in L those localities where Ibcct-sugar fac- t torics arc in successful operation. Five years ago the land in Cache Valley, Utah, was offered for sale at i $20 an acre. Since that time two sug- 1 ar factories have, been built and from y 10,000 to 12,000 acres of sugar beets ',! arc grown in that valley annually,' bringing to the owners oi return of j $75 and upward per acre. As a result practically none of the land is for sale at the present time. If by force of circumistances a tract of this land changes hands, the price paid b more than $100 per acre. In some parts of Colorado sugar beets, potatoes and alfalfa form oi ro- I tation series to which small grains are sometimes added. When it ia realized that potatoes often yield from 600 to 800 bushels per acre, oind sugar beets upward of 20 tons per acre, it b not surprising that this land is held at several hun- . drcd dollars per acre. The production of single-germ beet ' seed is but a method of ,thinmng betts i before the seed is planted. 'Commer- j