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4 ' THE DESERET FARMED ""' SAturMy", July i7 i90cj. j
IH ' '"
H Combined With "Rocky Moutain
M Farming."
M Established ioo4
M OfTicial Organ of the
M Utah State Poultry Association.
m Utah Horticultural Society.
M Utah Arid Farming Association.
H Utah State Dairymen's Association.-
H 'Utah State Bee Keepers' Association.
H Car River Valley Farmers' Protcc-
K tivc and Commercial Association.
' Issued every Saturday by the Dcs-
ret Farmer Pub Co., 310 State Street,
: Salt Lake City, Utah.
H Entered as second class matter Dec.
H 27, 1905, at the Postoffice at Salt
Lake City, Utah.
H Subscription price $1.00 per year
H (Strictly in Advance.)
' Discontinuances.
H The publishers must be notified in
H writing, at time of expiration, when
H discontinuance of subscription is dc-
H sired, and all arrears must be paid.
H Advertising rates made known up-
H on application. The right is reserved
H to reject questionable advertising.
B All communication and rcmit-
H; tanccs shold be addressed to "The
Dcscrct Farmer," 310 State Street,
Salt Lake City Utah.
B Lewis A. Merrill Editor.
J. H. Harper ... Business Mgr.
B Salt Lake City, Utah.
B Saturday, July 17, 1O00.
B One cannot read the daily papers
B ' these days without becoming im-
pressed with the idea that .Utah U
I destined to be a great horticultural
I state. Only recently a company has
I been organized with the purpose in
I -view of taking the waters out from
I Utah Lake onto the lands adjoining
I the lake on the west. These lands
I nrc deep and fertile, excellently adap-
ted to fruit growing, and have lain
1 barren and waste because of a lack
I of water supply. If the project now
under way is feasible, the water is
I to be ipumped for these lands, and
they will be made productive.
I A few weeks ago the writer saw a
II -small gasoline engine lifting a splcn
I rdid stream of water for a small fruit
I; .orchard recently set out by Bp. Gard
I -nor of Lchi. There is a spj candid
I, -stream pnd the east we were inform-
od w$s not in any way prohibitive.
I A beginning only has been made in
developing Utah's wonderful ifruit
If growing possibilities, and we believe
that the time is not far distant when
this state will be recognized for what
she is, the 'cading horticultural stale
in the West.
We arc in receipt of an inquiry in
ro'ation to the State Board of Horse
Commissioners. Our correspondent
wants to know as to whether the law
passed by the Legislature two years
ago, is still in force. The law pas
sed at that time was not changed by
the regent Legislature, and remains on
our Statute books.
A bulletin has been pr.cparcd and
is now in press, which wi'l give all
of the information necessary in re
lation to this work. There is to be
some- splendid material in the bullet
in, in regard to farm animals, and al
so a list of the horses and owners
throughout the state. This list wi'l
of course include only such horses
ag have been licensed. The bulletin
has been prepared by the Board or
I Torse Commissioners, consisting of
Dr. IT. J. Frederick, and Prof. John
T. Cainc, 111.
We arc glad to we'eome another
breeder and importer to the Jersey
ranks. There has been considerable
difficulty on the part of many who
would have liked to buy Jersey stock
because of the scarcity of these ani
mals ,for sale within the borders of
our own state and we have for a
number of years now advocated the
necessity of more breeders of live
stock in Utah. We are happy there
fore to announce that Mr. F. E. And
erson of Roy, has decided to engage
in this business. Mr. Anderson has
just returned from Kansas and Ne
braska where he purchased nine cows
and one bull. He will be prepared
in the near future to furnish cho!,,c
animals of this excellent breed. In
his purchase he has secured some fine
animals of the Golden Lad, and St.
Lambert Strain and most of his
sock arc Island bred. Some of his
cows have been prize winners at the
State Fairs in the Central West. We
bespeak for Mr. Andderson the con
fidence and patronage of our readers.
It will no doubt be remembered by
most of our readers that the Bureau
of Soils of the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture," a few years ago,
issued a bulletin in which they took
the ground that the depiction of the
soil fcrtiHty was not due to a lack of
mineral elements in the soil, but rath
cr due to an accumulation of excreta
from the p'ants themselves. The
conclusions from the experiments
and work advocated by the Bureau
of Soils was that a proper rotation of
crops would result in keeping the
soils fertile.
The view of the Department did
not meet with ready acceptance. In
deed many of the best authorities in
the United States, including -Dr.
Hopkins of the Illinois University,
Director Thome of the Ohio Experi
ment Station, and many others, were
very vigorous in their denunciation
of these theories. Dr. Hopkins im
mediately began a campaign of edu
cation a'ong these lines. He has is
sued a number of bulletins and made
many addresses along these linds,
and has so strongly fortified himself
in the position that the Department
is wrong, that it would seem to us
that the men in the Bureau of Soils
would feci a deep humiliation.
Mr. Milton Whitney, who is chief
of the Bureau, has. long been regard
ed by most of our scientific men as a
weakling in the field of soil study.
To our mind the retention of Prof.
Whitney by secretary Wilson, mott
seriously reflects upon the adminis
tration. A committee appointed by the Am
erican Association of Agricultural
Chemists unanimously support Prof.
Hopkins in his position.
Those who are interested in this
subject would do well to secure a
copy of University of Illinois buler
in no. 123. t
We were favored last week with a
call from Mr. Louis F. Boyle, who
has just completed his juniot year in
the Agricultural course at Cornell
University. Mr. Boyle is a Utah
product, who has been in attendance
at the big University for something
like three years. He candidly re
marked that his only regret was that
he did not attend our owii Agricu -tural
College first, and after complet
ing the work there, take a year's
work at Cornell. He feels that the i
high plane occupied by our own Ag- I
ricultural College, and reputation 1;
has acquired, not only within our own
borders, but outside, justifies 'the
statement that a young man should 1
not go away for his undcr-gradualc
Mr. Boyle is making arrangements
to purchase a fruit farm on the Prov.)
bench. He will return to Cornell
next year, and after completing his '
course, proposes to engage in fruit '
growing and ipou'try farming in Utah.
After looking over the various ficldj ,
now opening for progressive younoj
men along agricultural lines, he has i
decided that it is very questionable I
if there is a place in the country today
that offers the opportunities along
various lines of agriculture that is of
fered by the glorious old state, in
which irrigation first found a home
in modem times. I
We have give considerable space m
in the Deserct Farmer, of late, to the K
Dry Farming Congress to be held at
Billings, Montana during the latter B
part of October. We have done ths
because we feel that no more import-
ant convention is to be held this yea". H
It will be the fourth meeting of the
Congress, the first one having been S
held at Denver, the second one at H
Salt Lake City, and the third one at Af
Cheyenne. The committee in charge JH
of this coming Congress have been B
exceedingly active in their work, and B
arc making every effort to make the H
coming session a success. There u jB
to bo an exhibition of produc'.s V
from the dry lands. Last year Utah H
sent no exhibit, and those who 1:- V
tended the Congress were rather hu- f.
militated from this cause. The stir-
rounding states, who have learned f
their lesson in dry farming from H
Utah, were there with splendid ex
hibits, and those representing these
states took great pride in calling at
tention to their excellence.
Utah cannot afford this year t
neglect the opportunity of making an
exhibit of its products. Dry farmers
throughout the state should se'set

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