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Page 19 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
50-TOPS OF WESTMINSTER HERD-50 LHRGE ENGLISH BERKSHIRES IKr PANA , ILL ., MARCH 1 , 11 We sell in this sale Ten Tried Brood Sows , Ten Bred Gilts , Ten Open Gilts , Nineteen Herd Headers and our Herd Boar , King Bachelor 56678 This offering is an exceptionally good lot of Berkshires of American and English Breeding . Our bred Sows will mostly be bred to Star Prince 67804 , the Champion Aged Boar of Indiana and Illinois in 1903 . This sale is composed of hogs sired by such noted Boars as Gov . Lee 47971 , Imported Loyal Wilts F . 68735 , Imp . Leslie Huntsman 68257 , Imp . Lustre s Bachelor 69262 , King Loyal 64643 , Beauty s Duke 43340 , and numerous other noted Boars . The Dams of this offering are of fine breeding and will commend themselves to the most critical buyers of Berkshires . Every animal will be guaranteed a breeder . WESTMINSTER STOCK FARM , Pana , 111 Write for Catalogue after Feb . 10 , 1904 . E . A . HUMPHREYS &amp; SON , Props &amp; AiLB WJLrJL BBGIN...
Page 20 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 January 1904
BILTMORE FARMS February 9 th , 1904 . 70--Head of Imported Large English Berkshires - 70 Our 1903 IMPORTATION will be offered at unreserved auction on the Farms ; Col . R . R . Bailey , auctioneer ; sale under cover . 65 Selected Brood Sows , all guaranteed safe in pig to the greatest English and American boars . Five Selected Boars , including Champion boar English Royal . All either prize winners themselves or bred by prize winners . This offering has been selected without reserve ; without limit as to price , and is from the herds of the leading English breeders , such as Edney Hayter , R . W . Hudson , His Royal Highness Prince Christian , Mr . C . C . Smith , Philo L . Mills , etc ., and will be sold absolutely without any reserve price , if only one bid is made . IndlVldUSil -Msrit Visiting breeders who have recently inspected the offering unite in the ** w ** * verdict that no such collection of Berkshire Brood Sow . has ever been gathered together at any one place , or can b...
TRADE WITH CANADA GAINS [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
TRADE WITH CANADA GAINS Commerce between Canada and tue United States shows a rapid gain . The figures for tho year of the Department of Commerce and Labor , through its 000 in 1 S 93 . Both Imports and exports $ 200 , 000 , 000 , against less than $ 100 , 000 ,- 00 ) in 1303 . Both imports and eports are increased . Our imports from Canada , which in 1893 amounted to only $ 34 , 000 , 000 , in 1903 reach about $ 55 , 000 , 000 . Our exports to Canada , which in 1893 were $ 57 , 000 , 000 , in 1903 aggregate about $ 130 , 000 , 000 . Our total commerce with Canada has thus grown from $ 91 , 000 , 000 in 1893 to approximately $ 185 , 000 , 000 in 1903 . The total commerce of the United States in the year 1893 was $ 1 , 652 , 000 , 000 and ln 1903 aggregates about $ 2 , 460 , 000 , 000 , an in- &lt; Ti-ase of about 50 per cent , while its commerce with Canada has more than doubled . Imports Show Smaller Gain . On the import side the increase In our purchases from Canada has be...
AMERICAN INTERESTS IN KOREA . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
AMERICAN INTERESTS IN KOREA . In fact , Americans , so far as business enterprises and the money invested in them are concerned , have larger interests in Korea than all the other mo tions combined . Americans constructed and sold to the Japanese the Chemulpo-Seoul railroad . Americans constructed for the Korean government ( and have not yet been entirely paid for the same ) the electric railway in the city of Seoul itself , and some eighteen or twenty miles of suburban roads . Americans have also constructed lighting plants for the city of Seoul , and are investing in the development of a water system for the capital . Americans Import into Korea Immense Mkihtities of kerosene oil , of canned goods , and of cotton cloth . Americans own , in association with English and French capitalists , the largest single enterprise in Korea , and one of the largest in Asia—a mining concession in the northern part of Korea , American missionaries , also , are doing a magnificent work In Korea . ...
HOUSE PASSES PURE FOOD MEAS -URE . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
HOUSE PASSES PURE FOOD MEASURE . The house adopted the pure food bill , which provides a severe penalty for adulterating and misbranding articles of diet , wines , and drugs . It was adopted substantially as reported by the committee , the most important amendment being that the proposed law will go into effect on Sept 1 next . It provides for the establishment ln the department of agriculture of a bureau of chemistry in foods , the duties of the chief of the bureau being the inspection of food and drug products . It prohibits the Introduction into any statebr -territory of any article of food or drug which is adulterated or misbranded . Any person who introduces into the states or territories adulterated or misbranded foods will be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined $ 200 for the flrst offense and $ 300 for each subsequent offense , or be imprisoned for not exceeding one year , or both . It provides for the confiscation of adulterated goods and for th...
ILLINOIS LEADS . The thirty-eighth annual report for [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
ILLINOIS LEADS . The thirty-eighth annual report for 1903 of the receipts and shipments of live stock at the Union Stock Tards makes a very remarkable showing and demonstrates that Illinois leads in the volume of live stock business transacted within her borders . The report of the Union Stock Yards for 1903 contains a summary of the receipts and shipments and valuation of all live stock transactions for a term of thirty-eight years , ending Dec 31 , 1903 . The following is a brief review of the business of the Chicago Stock Tards for the year 1903 : Receipts and valuation : No . Kind . Valuation . 3 , 432 , 486 ...... Cattle .. ... $ 153 , 603 , 748 271 , 743 ... — . Calves .. .. 2 , 717 , 430 7 , 325 , 923 Hogs 99 , 815 , 700 4 , 582 , 760 Sheep 18 , 560 , 178 100 , 603 Horses ...... 13 , 465 , 651 15 , 713 , 515 Total $ 288 , 151 , 707 302 , 915 Carloads . The receipts of live stock at the Union Stock Yards , Chicago , for the year 1903 show an increase of 490 , 927 cattle , 19 ,...
TRADE WITH RUSSIA . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
TRADE WITH RUSSIA . In line with its policy of keeping the public informed on topics of current interest , the department of commerce and labor , through its bureau of statistics , has compiled some data regarding trade between the United States and Russia . They show that exports from this country to Russia in the year just ended , aggregated $ 20 , 000 , 000 . This is more than double the amount of our exports to Russia ln 1901 , the year in which duties were advanced upon merchandise from the United States entering Russia , and is also double the average for many years preceding that date .
AGRICULTURE [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
AGRICULTURE In the Industrial progress made by the United States during recent years there has been no more conspicuous feature than the growth of agriculture . The amount of fixed capital invested in agriculture is about $ 20 , 000 , 000 , 000 , or four times the amount invested in manufactures . More than half of the people of the United States live on farms , and more than a third of all the people engaged in gainful occupations work on farms . In one year the products of American farms have reached an aggregate value of nearly $ 5 , 000 ,- 000 , 000 . American brains applied to American farms is what is causing the volume of our farm exports to continue steadily on the increase . The science of agriculture is in rudimentary stages In all lands . The education of producers from the field , so long neglected , has recently been undertaken in earnest ln the United States . Our government is doing more for the farmer than all other nations combined ,
KANSAS CROPS . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
KANSAS CROPS . Secretajy Coburn sends us his annual estimate of the crops of Kansas , which , for 1903 , in round numbers , is as follows : Winter and spring wheat , 94 , 000 , 000 bushels ; corn , 169 , 300 , 000 ; oats , 28 ,- 000 , 000 ; rye , 3 , 000 , 000 ; barley , 6 , 000 ,- 000 ; Irish and sweet potatoes , 6 , 300 ,- 000 ; flax , 606 , 000 ; broom corn , 9 , 000 ,- 000 pounds ; sorghum , 1 , 300 , 000 gallons ; tame and prairie hay , 3 , 000 , 000 tons ; total value of farm products , $ 224 , 000 , 000 . Horses and mules , 946 , 000 ; milk cows , 802 , 000 ; other cattle , 2 , 746 , 000 ; sheep , 167 , 000 ; swine , 1 , 770 , 000 ; total value of live stock , $ 163 , 552 , 590 . Grand total , farm products and live stock , $ 387 , 537 , 088 ; increase in total value over last year , $ 16 , 000 , 000 ; increase in two years , $ 39 , 000 , 000 ; increase in three years $ 56 , 000 , 000 . Good for Kansas !
FARMERS AND TRADE [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
FARMERS AND TRADE Figures are dull fellows usually , but once in a while you see some that look positively bright . In his last annual report the Secretary of Agriculture shows that in the thirteen years 1890—1902 inclusive the annual excess of all domestic exports over imports averaged $ 275 , 000 , 000 . In the same time the annual average in favor of farm products was $ 337 , 000 , 000 . That is , there was an annual average adverse balance of trade In other than farm products of $ 62 , 000 , 000 . This the farmers made good , and had left $ 275 , 000 , 000 to the credit of themselves and the country . In the year ending June 30 , 1903 , the excess of the value of domestic exports over imports was $ 367 ,- 000 , 000 , and the excess of farm products was $ 422 , 000 , 000 . The farmers not only offset an adverse balance of $ 56 , 000 , 000 in other than farm products , but they made a favorable balance of $ 367 , 000 , 000 . In the last fourteen years the farmers wiped out an adve...
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ON GOOD ROADS AND FREE RURAL DELIVERY . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ON GOOD ROADS AND FREE RURAL DELIVERY . The rural free delivery service has been steadily extended . More routes have been installed since the first of July last , than in any like period in the Department s history . * * • No governmental movement of recent years has resulted in greater Immediate benefit to the people of the country districts . Rural free delivery , taken in connection with the telephone , the bicycle and the trolley , accomplishes much toward lessening the Isolation of farm life and malting it brighter and more attractive . In the immediate past the lack of just such facilities as these has driven many of the more active and restless young men and women from the farms to the cities , for they rebelled at loneliness and lack of mental companionship . It is unhealthy and undesirable for the cities to grow at the expense of the country ; and rural free delivery is not only a good thing itself , but is good because it is one of the causes which che...
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE . The strong part of Mr . Roosevelts lilt . -= fige is his review of the Isthmus Canal question , his plea for the treaty with the new Republic of Panama , and his rather strenuous but effective defence of his recognition of that Republic Fifty-three revolutions in flfly-seven years are reasonably sufficient evidence of the desire of Panama to be free * from Colombia and of the importence of the latter to keep order on the Isthmus . Equally interesting is his account of what the Department of Commerce and Labor and the Bureau of Corporations have been doing for the supervision of great corporations . Possibly the majority of moderate men , irrespective of politics , will agree with the President in believlieving that we need not be oversensitive about the welfare of corporations which shrink from the light . Ue warns Congress that the surplus revenue is dwindling , but the pill is coated with the observation that we cannot afford to be parsimonious . No danger of ...
GO SOUTH , YOUNG MAN , [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
GO SOUTH , YOUNG MAN , To Sunny Alabama and Mississippi , the Mecca of the Fruit and Truck Grower . 300 , 000 acres of good , fertile land for sale at wonderfully low prices . Write Jno . M . Beall , A . G . P . A ., Mobile &amp; Ohio R . R ., St . Louis , for full particulars .
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
CHEAP RATES To All . Points in MONTANA , WASHINGTON , OREGO N AND BRITISH COLUMBIA , MARCH 1 ST TO APRIL 30 TH , 190 * Special , rate r s , to . KTortfi Dakota « March . Write at once for information and maps , to C . C . HILL , District Passenger Agent , Wisconsin Central KB 230 Clark Street , Chicago , III .
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1904
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