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! Berkshire Gossip j [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 December 1903
! Berkshire Gossip j HERD BOAR WANTED . Mr . M . A . Cottingham writes The Farm Home as follows : I want a boar of good length , perfectly marked , well dished face , broad head and well arched back , good bone and one that stands well on his feet . I want one that will be two years old in tho Spring of 1904 . Persons writing me are kindly requested to give age , weight , pedigree , full description and price . If you have something rthat you think will fill the above requirements , you are invited to write Mr . M . C . Cottingham , care of The Farm Home , Springfield , 111 . BOAR WANTED . Mr . James H . Ralston writes : I would like to buy a young Berkshire boar . He must be from a prolific family and have a good pedigree as well as individuality . I am willing to pay a reasonable price for such an animal . If you have something that you think will fill the above requirements , you are invited to take up this matter at once , at your own risk addressing your letter to Mr . James * ...
Page 18 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 December 1903
LARGE ENGLISH BERKSHIRES EGTPTI _ X HERD . . - ^ A lev Spring and Fall Pigs for sale . Breeding Right—Price Right . Ask for description . GEORGE S . QUEEN ... - DuQuoin , 111 . • L OCUST GR 0 V 6 H l * RD Young . Boars ready for service , weighing about 200 pounds ; sired by son of Lord Charmer III , and out of Baron Lee IV sow . Winners at Am . Royal . Prices rightJAMES HOUK , Rural Delivery No . 4 , tJrich , Mo . : W : - . BmMBaaaaaaaMBaBBasBMaaMB « BmaMaa . aaaaaaaaaaaaMM . aa . a BERKSHIRES OF THE BEST ENGLISH . AND AMERICAN BREEDING . Pigs sired by Premier Longfellow 68600 , Mintlutr s Duke IV . 69056 and Baron May Blossom 66267 and out of such sows as Artful Belle XXXL 65036 , Highclere Baroness 71912 , Beauty of Versailles 65 ,- 856 , Lady Biltmore 69684 and Lady Columbus 69685 . No better breeding or quality in the country . WM . FORMAN , Versailles . Mo . DCDVOUIOCO ? IMPORTANTI Read DCIIIVonlnEO S and do not forget Itl We are breeding Gentrys Model and imported Englands pr...
Page 18 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 December 1903
IF YOU WANT BERKSHIRES We aro never too busy to give full description and prices of our stock . I * 0 HERTS BROS ., White Cottage , Q . Bee Creek Herd LARGE ENGLISH BERKSHIRE SWINE . H . C . LUTTRELL , Paris , Mo ., Prop . CHOICE gilts weighing 200 to 225 lbs . bred for Feb ., Mar ., April farrow to a son of Imp . Lustre Bachelor , bred by Jum . s Lawrence of England . Price $ 15 to ( :-,, Few boars serviceable and fall pigs . They are all sired by a . son of the noted Cuv . Lee . Write to-day for pedigree and description . Satisfaction guaranteed . n urin LAST SPRINGS GILTS , 11 HI A F bred * or Spri ag farrow or n ot , W M krl I as parties desire . The ^ e Gilts are Tops . Write to-day for price , pedigree and full description . JAMES FRAKE , 132 LaSalle Street , Chicago , 111 . ¦ : WOLF : CREEK . HERD : - Berkshlres . Choice boar pigs ofApril farrow , sired by .-WOLF CREEK LEE 65 , 361 . . Ms sows are of the . GOV . LEE , ROYAL NICK and STARLIGHT families . , Quality and breeding...
Page 19 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 December 1903
Sunny Slope BERKSHIRES 100 Head for Sale Cons isting of 60 Boars from 6 to 13 months old , and 40 May and June gilts . All are in fln e condition and have been well grown , I will make very low prices on anything you may want . C . A . STANNARD PROPRIETOR . « Kl ) . W . BEBBY . Manager Hog Dept . EMPORIA , KANSAS . PRIZE-WINNING BERKSHIRES Choice Fin of both WXM ( or Mia at teasooahi * prloM . Thar at . ¦ trad or GOT . Lee 47971 and Imported Lustre * Bachelor S 2 S 63 , and out of a grand lot of aowa . * W » alsa hare a few litters by GOT . 1 * 4 II ., a fan brother to Combination . Send for oatal . N . BARKER &amp; SON , THOHNTOWN , MD . BERKSHIRES Of t * J 9 BBST TYPE ) . BERKSHIRES . of th * Best Breeding at toe Old Stand . For mora than to yean thta bard ha * been prominent and succasful at the State 1 I Faira and World s BxpoBitlom ,. I We hare for aala Barkahlrea of all I 5 * 11 . an &lt; i ? xe . a and •** n trait broaden I IS 1 c st 00 k * Ftlcaa ** aaaoiiJAM...
Page 19 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 December 1903
ROMFORD BERKSHIRES SKV . 1 NTY . FIVB HKAD OV THB BEST liescendants ot Romford LXXXVI (« 8 ( 15 ) and other leading prize winning strains of the up-to-date type for sale at great burg . in . The boar at the head of my herd is a son of the noted Lord Premier . He Is the shortest legged , best boned boar I have seen for a long time and he is proving an exceptionally good breeder . W . E . SPICER B 09 HNBLL . ILL LORD PREMIER STOCK . . ,
Page 19 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 December 1903
BILTMORE FARMS FOURTH ANNUAL SALE FEBRUARY 9 . 1904 . 10 Head of Imported Large English Berkshire BROOD SOWS More SIZE , Better QUALITY , More PRIZE WINNERS than EYfflBEFOBE They will be offered to the highest bidder FEBRUARY 9 th , 1904 , on the Farm , Col . E . E . Bailey , Auctioneer . The Blood lines represent Loyal Berks , Highclere Topper . The Huntress , Queen of Hearts . First Rank P ., Highclere , Gentle Jane , Vain Maid , ete ., and . include the following : Danesfleld Warrior , Champion and First English-Ro / al 1902 , and First in Class 1901 at Royal , and many other Firsts . A sore and good breeder . First Prize Pe n of Saws at Royal 1933 , bred by H . R . H . Prince Christian . First Prize Boar at the Royal Counties Show . In short , all are either winners or out of Winners . ?« , Y rit ? to * catalogues even if yon do not intend purchasing , as it will pay yom to keep track of this offering . Excursion rates from all points North and West . Apply to BILTMORE FARMS , B...
Page 20 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 December 1903
SO—HBHE &gt;—SO Berkshire Brood Sow Sale AT THORNTOWN , INDIANA FEBRUSRY 4 , ISO ^ 50 head of high class Brood Sows from the herds of L N . BARKER &amp; SON , and JAS . RILEY &amp; SON . This is the first time we have ever offered Brood Sows at public auetion . Most of these are sired by and bred to some of the greatest Boars of the breed . There will be a dozen or more matured and tested Brood Sows , a like number of Fall aad Winter Yearlings , and the rest Early Spring Gilts . Catalogues ready Jan . 10 . Send to either of the above for Catalogues . OOIi . CHARLES ? . MLIA , OlBrk . Auctioneers : Gols . R . K . BAILEY , ALLIB PO ^ QL , and A Q . MADDEN , , k I MEf-riif eit -te ^^ . J , - Ii * 7 » iiy . —r = * 7 r ^ W &amp; uZ *^ i f &amp; 1 *&amp; 7 r \ ^^^^^ ^^__ % W ^ ¥ ^ ^ f * r &lt; t _____^ ak ^ m wBf m ___ h * L . ?^ ^^ L ^^^ ter . v -- ^^^^^ M L I ^^^ ^^ fl ^ BBBPBIE ^ MH ^^ MfiiBBiM v cii ^ i ^ ii ^ BflLLaBH ^^^ m ^ Ha...
HON . D . W . SMITH . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
HON . D . W . SMITH . The gentle-nan whose portrait graces this page is well and widely known throughout the United States as an earnest and efficient promoter of - the interests of the breeders of improved live stock . . . Hon . D . W . Smith is a iiaUve . of-Illi-nois and a worthy citizen that has been honored in . many ways . His patriotic and able services in various positions of honor and trust have demonstrated his superior qualifications as an enterprising and public spirited citizen whose highest ambition has ever been to faithfully and in the most painstaking manner discharge every public and private duty . Mr . Smith was born in Sangamon county , December 13 , 1844 , and has until recent years spent his lift on his well improved farm near Bates , the place of his nativity . The large farm of Mr . Smith has been noted for its fine herds , flocks and studs of pure bred stock . . The zeal of tlie owner and the great pride he had in the excellence of his horses , cattle , shee...
PRESIDENT ' INDORSES PUBLIC SCHOOLS . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
PRESIDENT INDORSES PUBLIC SCHOOLS . President Roosevelt has given a silent but pointed answer to all detractors o £ the American Public School system . He has put a quietus upon stories recently circulated that he had discovered that the public schools taught only rubbish , and has given the system the highest praise an American father can give to it—that of intrusting his own children to it for the basis of their education . The President s youngest son , Quintin , has been enrolled on the list of the Force school on Massachusetts avenue , where his brother Archie was a pupil last year .
. MOST PROMISING VTSA-R . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
. MOST PROMISING VTSA-R . The usual seasonable check to activity is noted in most lines . Stock taking , and making needed repairs are quite general . Holiday trade , except at a few points , exceeded all previous records . Cold weather stimulates the demand for dry goods and coal . Pig iron has advanced . Speculation in cotton has put prices to a point which reacts unfavorably on the manufacturing industry . Improved feeling . in iron and steel is a feature , the early recovery in each being rendered possible by the industries being controlled centrally . With war in the Orient , the outlook would be for reduced cotton exports , and it could hardly boom wheat The trade in its broad aspects is Quite encouraging . The new year will begin with great advantages over 1903 . Stocks have gone off an average of nearly one-half in price from the top of the boom , but have regained more than one quarter of the loss . Cotton goods making is less fortunate . Money is easier and bank reserves a...
OBJECTS . OE . THE GRANGE . ' [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
OBJECTS . OE . THE GRANGE . It is doubtful if a better , more concise statement of the objects of the Grange has ever been published than that made by Col . A . B . Smedley , one of the masters of the Iowa State Grange . He enumerates them thus : The ennoblement of labor , and the fraternity of the producing classes . , Mutual instruction , and the lightening of labor by diffusing a better knowledge of its aims . Social culture , as also mental and moral development . Mutual relief in sickness and adversity . The prevention of litigation . Prevention of cruelty to animals . Bringing more nearly together the producer and consumer . The overthrow of the credit system . Building up and fostering our home industries . Mutual protection • to husbandmen against sharpers and middlemen .
THE ANCIENT AND MODERN YEAR . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
THE ANCIENT AND MODERN YEAR . The Athenians began the year in June , the Macedonians in September , the Romans first in . March and afterwardsun . January , the Persians on August 11 , the ancient Mexicans on February 23 , the Mohammedans in July , The Chinese year which begins early in February , is similar to the Mohammedan in having twelve months of twenty-nine , and thirty days , alternately , but in every nineteen years there are seven years which have thirteen months . This is not quite correct and the Chinese have , therefore , formed a cycle of sixty years , in which period twenty-two intercalary months occur .
John D . Rockefeller , Jr ., says : [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
John D . Rockefeller , Jr ., says : To tight the battle alone is to oe lost . Association with others is an absolute necessity if we would be successful . In union there is strength and success . . We can see this illustrated every day in the business world . Reference to the business world at present does not include the farmers . Everybody knows that they are not doing business on thorough business principles . But is it not time that they get in the business world ? What ls good for one class of people who produce , manufacture and sell , ought to be good for others . If in union there is strength and success for Rockefeller and his associates , why would it not mean strength and success for the farmers ?
TRADE WITH NEW POSSESSIONS . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
TRADE WITH NEW POSSESSIONS . . Commerce between the United States and its newly acquired territory is growing with remarkable rapidity . In 1897 , the year preceding that in which Porto Rico , Hawaii and the Phillippines , came under the American flag , the shipments to those islands were , according to the . figures of the Treasury Bureau of Statistics , $ 6 , 773 , 560 . In 1901 ,, they were over $ 30 , 0 . 00 , 000 , and now they are , according to the best figures that we can obtain , fully $ 40 , 000 , 000 . To this may be added the estimate of $ 15 , 000 , 000 of shipments to Alaska per year . This would bring the total sales of American goods in the noncontiguous territory of the United States aboye ; - $ 50 , 000 , 000 in the fiscal year , against about $ 10 , 000 , 000 in that same territory iu 1 S 97 .
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
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