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I u ' THI D JGSJE RET FARMER Saturday, December 26, 1908.
H BapJaBBBBaBWBBSBwaBaaaaMM"aBBaaaBBBBBBBBa"SBBBi I I BUY A FARM! I 1 HEALTH And WEALTH I I 1 AWAIT THE MAN WHO f I 2 SECURES A HOME IN I H ONE OF THE FERTILE J H ' FRUIT-GROWING AND H ' AGRICULTURAL VAL- 1 H ( LEYS OF UTAH QR H ! COLORADO. I The Denver & Rio Grande 1 H ' REACHES THEM ALL. I Green River Valley I : Grand River Valley f ; San Pete & Sevier 1 I Valley I Price Valley I AND MANY OTHERS 1 WHITE FOR INFORMATION J I.A.BENTON.G.A.P.D. f SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 1 . A FARM TELEPHONE J H Will lave enough horseflesh W H ! and time every month to pay m Hj its cost for a year, and in H emergencies, when time is 9 H the big thing, it may save B H i your home and your life. M M Thousands of farms in this M H ' country are now equipped ft H with telephones and yo C H , could not persuade one of C H these farmers who has prov- M ll ed its value to allow his tele- m H phone to be removed. m H It helps to make farm life m H pleasant and saves money. W H You owe it to yourself to M H have a telephone on YOUR m B farm. Call on the nearest m H manager of the Rocky Moun- m 1 tain Bell Telephone Com- at B pany and he wilj tell you B how you can get it at small m H cost, or address the General m Contract Agent, Rocky W m Mountain Bell Telephone B Cojaptay, Salt Lake City. I !: 'A OH I ..lm Mountain Bell lephonB Go. MWWMMMMMMM DO YOU WANT A FARM PAPKR? "Owb Year's Subscription to the Dts- cret Farmer Free." How You Can Get It Find a Cream Producer who is not shipping cream to The Jensen Cream ery Co., and who may be selling on the "Long Time System," which means that the cream is sent in one month, and a month or more after wards the farmer receives his check Explain to this Produoer that The Jensen Creamery buys on the "Jensen Cash Paying System," which means that within about seven days 'after your cream is sent, your check reaches you. It will be very -easy to show how much better it is to sell for cash than it is to sell on the "Long Time Sys tem." Send us the name and postoffice address of your prospective customer, and after we have received two ship ments of cream from him, we will have the Deseret Farmer sent to you for one year without charge. In case you are already a subscriber to the Dcscrct Farmer, we will pay six months on your subscription ac count. By all means take a farm paper. JENSEN CREAMERY CO., Salt Lake City, Utah. Dc Bouzek- Huntzc 0 Engravers and Electrotype Successor to DE BOUZEK ENG. CO., s7-f W. Tmpls St, KML.T LAXX CITY , i People who deposit all their money in the devil's vaults need not expect to have much credit jn heaven. If you ore real anxious to know how little people think of you, put your car to the key hole of your neighbors door. Kindly mention th "Deseret Far mer" when writing to or doing tati qsm with our advertisers. OFFICIAL DIRECTORY UTAH BEE-KEEPERS ASSOCIATION. President, E. S. Lovesy, 355 Sixth East Street, Salt Lake City. First Vice-President, R. T. Rhecs, View, Weber County. Second Vice-President, W. Belliston, Nephi. Secretary, A. Fawson, Grantsville. Asst. Sec'y., Jas. Neilsen, Holliday. County Vice-Presidents: Salt Lake W. C. Bergo, Mill Creek. UtahGeorge Hone, Payaon. Wasatch J. A. Smith, Heber City. Davis H. J. Butcher, Kaysville. Box Elder J Hansen, Bear River City Juab Thomas Belliston, Nephi. Washington J. L. Bunting, St George Cache Nephi Miller, Providence. Morgan T. R. G. Welch, Morgan. Emery Chris Ottoson, Huntington. Carbon W. H. Horsley, Price. Sevier R. A. Lowe, Austin. Sanpete Walter Cox, Fairvlew. Weber Mrs. R. T. Rhsea, View. "ci'bbbbbb Horticulture in Utah County OPPORTUNITIES FOR HORTI CULTURE IN UTAH COUNTY. By James G. DufTin, Provo. At the beginning of this article wc wish to say to our readers that while it will present conditions necessary for the successful production of fruit, it will not be devoted to the produc tion of the fruit itself. Nor would1 wc be understood as advocating that one portion of our State has the only great fruit district. Utah has wonder ful resources, distributed throughout the State, awaiting only tlje intelli gent handling of them to add millions to her wealth and to furnish happy and prosperous homes to many times her present population. The object is to lay before our readers the op portunities in Utah county, open to those who desire to engage in horti cultural pursuits. Utah county is singularly adapted for the production of vast quantities of fruit of the highest class. With her tens of thousands of acres of fine fruit lands, abundant water supply and temperate climate, she offers an inviting field for investment and the making of homes where peace and plenty abide. In determining the adaptability of a portion of our country for horticul tural pursuits three things must be taken into consideration. These are soil, moisture, and climate. To determine the adaptibility of a por tion of the country for profitable hor ticulture, in addition to the conditions enumerated in the foregoing para graph, other things must be taken into consideration. An acre of El berta peach trees, matured, and with good care, will produce from 800 to 1500 cases of peaches, an acre of ap ple trees, in full bearing, will pro duce from 400 to 1500 bushels of ap ples, and other fruits will give pro portionately large yields. Assuming that the fifty thousand acres of fruit lands in Utah county were producing full crops of fruit, to what conclu sion are we led? Dearly, if these orchards, vineyards, and berry beds are to be made commercially profit able, there must be people to con sume the fruit produced, and there 4 must be a means of getting the fruit to the consumer, in other words there must be markets and transportation facilities. Utah county has all the requirements for profitable fruit rais- ) ing the right kind of soil, abundant i moisture, favorable climate conditions, two transcontinental lines of railway ' traversing the fruit belt, and branch railroads extending into the local mar i kcts. While Utah county has every ad vantage for the production of a great variety of fruit, it is the opinion of the writer that the future greatness in horticultural development lies in the production of high class apples, peaches and cherries, for which her fruit lands arc so well adapted. In selecting land on which an or chard is to be planted, the kind of soil is of the greatest importance, for while different varieties of tree fruits may do fairly well on the same kind of soil, by careful tillage and fertiliz ing, to get the best results the differ ent varieties of fruits should be plant ed on soil that is best suited to bring the fruit to the highest state of ex g, ccllcncc. Studying the soil in view of the purpose for which it is to be used wc consider its physical and chemical state. As to the physical state of the soil apples do best on well drained, but moist clay, or black mountain loam, pears do well on the same kind of soil or even heavier clay, peaches are at home on well drained, warm gravel j or sandy loam, cherries on deep gra 2 el loam, or sandy inclining to clay I f loam, prunes on same kind of soil. j When these classes of soils arc found j on well exposed, uplands, or bench ( land's, it is there the finest tree fruit belts are found. Utah county is par- j ticularly fortunate in having on the north and east side of the valley, ly ing at the base of the Wasatch moun- s tains, and extending from the north , to the south line of the county, a I belt of country with all of the above j classes of soils, rich and productive. Another important feature that makes this county valuable as a hor- " ticultural section is the protection af forded the fruit grower from freezes and killing frosts. The elevation of 1 the bench lands above the lower por- tion& of the valley affQrd gocjd air. 1