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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

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