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1 SEED."
I Ten years ago, the word "Hayseed"
was prominent in our vocabulary, now
it is obsolete. A lot of other things
that went with it at that time arc gone
now, too. The Farmer is still cari
catured by a few cartoonists, who
have less sense than they arc given
credit for, if you can imagine such a
condition, as the old fashioned chap
with lots of chin growth andl oxfords
that reach to his knees, with his trous
ers tucked in their tops. But after
all, we do not know but that that is
a tribute. When wc consider that the
. caricature of the farmer is drawn by
the ordinary cartoonist, needs only
the high hat and the striped trousers
to make him one and the same with
the world-wide accepted caricature of
our grand old Uncle Sam, wc say wc
do not know but that after all it is
something of a tribute. The last
twenty years has brushed the hay
seed from the hair of the farmer, has
taken his boots off and' placed on his
vocation the dignity of a profession.
The farmer would not come to the
Icity, the city has gone to the farmer.
They have sent him the telephone, the
electric light, hot and cold water fa
cilities, everything now that the most
fastidious city man could desire, can
now be found in our suburban dis
tricts. The farmer repayed the -city
for its trouble Iby coming into town
long enough to buy up the banks and
mercantile enterprises. Everything
in the country fell into line and even
the suburban scenery has taken on a
city look. The writer was driving
through the other day and noted the
evidences of this everywhere, Hon
estly the telephone poles all over our
State at the present time arc wearing
Issued by the Department of Agri
culture for Current Year.
The preliminary estimate of the
average yield of buckwheat is 19.8
S bushels, as eompajed1 with 17.9, the
final estimate in 1907, 18.6 in 1906, and
17.8 a ten-year average. A total pro
duction of 15,648,000 bushels is thus
indicated, a9 compared with 14,290,000
.' in 1907.. The' quality is 90.7 -per cent,
' against 87.3 last year and 89.9 the ten
year aVcragc.
The preliminary estimate of aver
age yield per acre of potatoes is 85.9
bushels, as compared with 95.4, the
final estimate in 1907, 102.2 in 1906,
and 88.6 the ten-year average. A to
tal production of 274,660,000 bushels is
thus indicated, as compared with
297,942,000 in 1907. The quality is
87.6 per cent, against 88.3. last year
and 87.6, a ten-year average.
The preliminary estimate of the
average yield per acre of tobacco is
825.2 pound's, as compared with the
final estimate of 850.5 pounds in 1907,
857.2 in 1906, and a ten-year average
of 797.6 pounds. A total production
of 629,634,000 is thus indicated, as
compared with 698,126,000 pounds fin
ally estimated in 1907. The average
as to quality is 87.9 per cent, against
90.0 one year ago, 84.5 in 1906, and a
ten-year average of 85.8.
The preliminary estimate of the
average yield per acre of flaxseed is
9.7 bushels, as compared with the fin
al estimate of 9.0 bushels in 1907, 10.2
bushels in 1906, and a six-year aver
age of 9.5. A total production of 25,
717,000 bushels is thus indicated,
against 25,851,000 bushels finally esti
mated! in 1907. The average as to
quality is 91.4, against 89.7 in 1907,
92.7 in 1906, and a five-year average
of 90.8.
The preliminary estimate of the
average yield per acre of rice (rough)
is 34.7 bushels, as compared with 29.9
bushels finally estimated in 1907 3i-i
bushels in 1906, and a ten-year aver
age of 30.6. A total production of
22,718,000 bushels is thus indicated, as
compared with 18,738,000 bushels final
ly estimated in 1907.
r 1
The writer was up in Wasatch
County recently. Evcrytimc he gets
1 ihcre in that land of ruggedness
and crisp air and Cotswolds and op
portunities he is filled with a desire
to stay there and move around among
the folks up there and tell them where
they are doing things right nnd to
point out a lot of places where they
are not doing tarings that way. There
is one gtarious source -o satisfaction
though, they arc on the right trail,
and they arc going to follow it and it
is going to lead them to greatness and
When our Maker slowly shaped
Wasatch, wc refer especially to the
vicinity of Charleston and Hcbcr and
Midway, he slowly shaped together
one of the greatest comlbinations of
properties that go to make up a stock
breeding center, that exists in the
world. Natural pastures, range, high
ragged country, mountain air and
grazing, everything that is essential
to impart ruggedness and strength to
young developing stock, Wasatch has.
Wasatch is slowly putting into its
niche, a country where Cotswolds and
Shorthorns arc bred by the thousand.
There is one line of breeding they arc
going to take up and push to success,
for they have every natural requisite
and they have the men and the brains
essential to make it a success. We
refer to Jersey breeding.
Everyone in the state, at all conver
sant with live stock conditions knows
that it is virtually impossible to pick
up even a handfull of she Jersey stuff
in the state. Men like G. A. Hunting
ton, of Midway, know it because they
have run up against the condition
Men like G. A. Huntington arc also
going to remedy that if their plans
work out. Ten years from now will
sec Wasatch furnishing Jerseys to
all the rest of Utah. They will ra
diate from that county and from the
town of Midway in that county as a
Wc look forward with eagerness to
the culmination of the plans of Mr.
Huntington and his associates. Wc
wish them success in their great un
dertaking and cheerfully give to them
the honor of putting on foot the
grcalcst movement in twenty years,
for the uplifting of agricultural Utah,
Invite your neighbor to subscribe
for the " Dcserct Farmer." Every
farmer ought to take his home farm
paper. It contains valuable matter,
week by week, especially adapted to
farming in this region, which no oth
er farm paper can give.
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Almost every farmer has n few acres of land thnt Mo too high to be Irrl
gated from his laterals. To flume or siphon the water to these few acres Is
not practicable on account of the expense. And yet to let this laud lie idle
means a big hole In the profits of the farm each season.
The most economical and satisfactory way to bring such waste lauds
under cultivation Is to use the powo ful I. II. C. gasoline engine to pump
water upon them.
'I hese engines pump water In large quantities.
'I hoy are opeiatcd at small expense.
'1 hey require but little attention.
'I he cost of running nn I II. C. engine during an Irrigating suasou. in
cluding fuel and attendance, is a very small item compared with the value of
the ci op that will be produced
Remember, the engine will be operated only a short time during the
season. During the remainder of the jear the engine is available for other
f.itm woik, such as running the cream separator or churn, sawing, grinding,
cutting feed, etc
And even while the engiuo Is being run to Irrigate the lands, the operator
does not give it his whole time. Ilu returns to it occasionally. lie can
deoto practically all his time to looking after the head of water which the
engine pumps
The cost of the engine is only a fraction of the value of the reclaimed
land Its cost of operation for the soasou is only a fraction of the value of that
season s ciops.
When ou buy an I II C engine you have a power for pumping thai is
good for many j ears' service
If jou have land Ijlng above the ditch, why will not nn I. H C. engine
for pumping water be n wise investment for you?
Call and see the International local agent about It. He will supply you
with catalogs and give jou all Infoimation desired Or. If you prefer, write E
direct to the neatest branch house. I
WESTERN BRANCH IIOl'SES: Denver, Colo.: Portlnnd.Ore.; Silt Lake City. Utah; I
Helena, Montana; Spokane, Wash.; San Francisco, Cal.

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