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H J ' 'THE DESERET FARMER SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1908.
H TEX MISERET TAXMMK (THAT BIG FARM PAPER.) B Combined With "Rocky Mountain H Farming." M Established 1904. H Official Organ of the H Utah State Poultry Association. H Utah Horticultural Society. H Utah State Dairymen's Association. H Utah State Bee Keepers' Association. H Bear River Valley Farmers' Protec- H live and Commercial Association. M Utah Arid Farming Association. H, Issued -every Saturday by the Des- H eret Farmer Pub Co., Salt Lake Sc- 1 curity & Trust Building, Salt Lake H City, Utah. M Entered as second class matter Dec. M 27, 1905, at the PostofTicc at Salt Lake City, Utah. M Subscription price $1.00 per year B (Strictly in Advance.) H Discontinuance. b The publishers must be notified in fl writing, at time of expiration, when H discontinuance of subscription is( de- M sired, and all arrears must be paid. H Advertising rates made known upon m aoplication. The right is reserved to m reject questionable advertising. M All communications and remit- H Unces should be addressed to "The Deseret Farnwr," Salt Lake Securi- ty Trust Building, Salt Laice City, Utah. 1 Lewis A. Merrill Editor. ' P. G. Peterson Asst. Editor. H J. H. Harper Business Mgr. r Salt Lake City, Utah, m Saturday, December 5. 190S. H UTAH FARMERS' INSTITUTES. M Promise to be better than ever the B coming season. Already many rc- M quests have been received for the H Farmers' Schools so successful last H year, and these will be definitely sche- H d tiled within the next few days. B Nothing is being left undone to H make this work more effective and H helpful than ever before. Besides the H regular Institute staff the services of H an , expert from the dairy division of M the U. S. Department of Agriculture H wH be available. The Institute staff M have the support and confidence of M the farmers of the State and Institute H work here is on a par with that con- H ducted in other parts of the Union. m q H Iowa is just completing a building H for agriculture, the cost of which will p be $5f,ooo. Already tere arc build B ings for administration and cnginccr- B ing, c-.h cor'hig as much. The M Iowa Vgricultut'bl College with its H 1900 students is undoubtedly the, best H cuippjl agricultural school it: the Mr. Hugh J. Cannon has purchased the 125 acre farm in West Jordan for merly belonging to the George Q. Cannon Association. A young or chard of 20 acres of apples shows re markable growth. There is also a splendid family orchard in full bear ing. The farm is to be made a fruit and dairy farm and its location and slope, as well as its water supply, make it one of the best farms in the state. Wc predict that under the management of Mr. Cannon this farm will be one of the choicest in the West. o While at Washington Ye Editor met many old time agricultural col lege workers; President Foster of New Mexico, Prof. Forticr now of the U. S. Dcpt. of Agriculture, Prof. Linfield of Montana, Prof. Close of Delaware, Prof. Hutt of North Caro lina, President Kerr of Oregon, the Jardinc boys, the Stephens boys and Dave Farrcll all of the Dcpt, of Ag riculture were among those who were at one time connected with our own Institution at Logan. All of them re joice in its present success. The Deseret Farmer recommends a consistent and determined policy to make of Utah the foremost dairy state of the West. Let all of our readers co-operate to that end mak ing a practical start in that direction by having their herds tested and send ing to the block every cow that failj to make 300 pounds of butter in a year. . -- - Every JJtah farmer whether he be an irrigation or arid farmer, whether lie grows wheat or apples should en gage in dairying. Think of the pos sibilities of a few good cows! A good cow in Utah will return to her owner $75 clean profit each year. "O The generous snow-storm of last week will be of great value to the dry farms next season. The soil was in good condition for its reception and the snow was heavy enough to insure its gradual melting so that there should be very little loss. o The Farmers' Institute work is de stined to be tlior ibiggest part of the work of the Agricultural Colleges, and that in the very near future. Such was t(he unanimous sentiment Of the fanners' institute workers from nil parts of the United States as they gathered at Washington last week. . w . -. ., . . HOME AGAIN. After a brief but pleasant visit in s the East Ye Editor has great pleasure in coming home to the best State in the Union, and assuming again the management of the best appreciated little paper in the country. While away wc came in contact with a great many people who know of the Des eret Farmer and its work. Wc re ceived gratifying compliments from many old time associates who receive and read the Farmer regularly, and when upon our arrival here wc find on the desk ai dozen letters all speak ing of the value of this little farm journal, wc sure feel that life is indeed worth living. It is a time of thanks giving and the Editor feels that a comparison of the conditions of the farmers here and their prospects for a bright future with those of our brothers farther cast can not fail to make it a special cause of thanksgiv ing to the fanners of he Arid West. The story of Utah's progress agricul turally was well received wherever wc had an opportunity to give it and it docs not suffer in comparison with our sister states, except perhaps in the telling. The thousands of acres recently planted to orchard crops, the reclamation of the thousands of acres of our arid sage brush land, by dry farming methods, the great im provement in our dairy herds, the wonderful yields of our sugar beet fields, the great irrigation projects now in process of construction, all these subjects are of intense interest to the easterner and many eyes are turned in this direction. Of course, some of those states of the middle west surpass in agricultural wealth' our own state many, many times, but when a comparison of soil, climate or markets is made, it is all in favor of our own section. Utah needs the wisdom and experience of some of those farmers of the middle west, and it is only a matter of a few years when the fruit and dairy possibilities of this section will attract thousands of these men to our borders. The Editor returns to his work with full confidence that the day when the Inter-mountain States will lead the world in the production of fruit and dairy products is not far d'tant. California Christmas Box SOMETHING WORTH WHILE DIRECT TO YOU . or to any point in the country on I your order, with holly berry label with Merry Christmas and your name. THIS BOX COSTS $7.50, and con tains DRIED FRUIT, 25 lbs., fine quality, put up in 2 lb. cartons. Figs, Prunes, Peaches, Apricots, Pears, Muscatel, also seedless and seeded Raisins, Plums, Grapes, CANNED FRUIT, 12 cans. Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, Apricots, put up in heavy cane syrup. NUTS, 8 lbs., Al monds and Walnuts. ORANGE SAGE HONEY, y2 gal. All guaran teed first-class and this year's crop. We Pay the Freight Our Reference; First National Bank Colton, California. Two of Our Regular Assortments 50 lbs. Dried Fruit, 6 kinds, packed in 2 lb. cartons, $6.00 box. Canned Fruit Assortment Fancy fruit, put up in heavy cane syrup, 24 cans, 5 kinds, $4.75. Combination 50 lbs. Dried Fruit, 24 cans Canned Fruit, all for $10.50. WE PAY THE FREIGHT Write for price list and full particu lars of all assortments; also THREE COLORED SOUVENIR POST CARDS FREE. CALIFORNIA FRUIT PRODUCTS CO. Avenue S, COLTON, CALIFORNIA "Harry," said the grocer, severely, "did you charge Mr. Smith for that basket of grapes?" "Yes, sir," . replied the clerk; "I think I did." "Well, charge him again," said the grocer. "You can't be too sure of a thing of that kind." Ex. o "The California Christmas Box is the latest California product and it is something entirely new, novel and or iginal it will be shipped, freight paid, to any railroad' station in the country, or to the Border for export. This box contains the best California products fancy Figs, Prunes, Peaches, Apri cots, Muscatel Raisins, Seeded Rais ins; Canned Peaches, Pears, Plums, and Grapes; Soft Shelled Walnuts and Almonds; Orange-Sage Honey about 70 pounds. This is a Christmas Box that is something worth while and can be ordered of the California Fruit Products Company, Colton, Califor nia, the originators and packers of H this unique Christmas Box. They U will mail 3 colored souvenir post H cards and price list of their various assortments of Dried' and Canned I Fruits free to anyone who writes them, also to any friends whose I names you enclose." I Kindly mention the "Deswet Far- 1 mer" when writing. to or doine b.tjai- ness with our advertisers.