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• REDUCED FEES . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
• REDUCED FEES . The prosperity of the American Berfcshir e Association and the assured pros- , peots for a large increase in the business of this popular organization induced the stockholders at the recent annual meeting to reduce the * fees which , from and after Feb . 1 , 1900 , will be as follows : ENTRY FEES . Entry fee boar or BOW under two years of age at date of filing application $ 1 . 00 Entry fee boar or sow over two years of age at date of filing application 2 . 0 O IMPORTED ANIMALS . Entry fee of boar or sow bred in Great Britain , if application is filed within six months after date of importation $ 1 * 00 Entry fee of boar or sow bred in Great Britain if application is filed more than six months after date of importation 2 , 00 TRANSFERS . No charge made for transfers filed with the original application for entry . The fee for transfers filed after registry of the boar or sow , each . 25 CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRY . No charge made for the original cerr tiflcate of regist...
DEHORNING . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
DEHORNING . One of the most important of the many silent revolutions which liave taken place in agricultural methods in the past decade has been the change in public sentiment in regard tp dehorning cattle . When first practiced it was thought by many to be both cruel and unnecessary . Time and experience have demonstrated beyond question that it is not only a most humane practice , but is highly profitable to the owner of the stock . The best authorities now endorse dehorning , and it is practiced to-day in all the experimental stations and prize dairy herds of the country . Probably no one had more to do with bringing this about than the late A . C . I-Srosius , of Cochranville , Pa . Early methods of dehorning were both crude and painful . Mr . Brosius invented a dfihomer which he patented in 1892 , which has a quick powerful action and makes a clean smooth cut . The cutting edges of the blade are applied to four sides of the horn simultaneously , obviating entirely the cruel and...
ELM G-ROVE BERK / SHIRES [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
ELM G-ROVE BERK / SHIRES Mr . Walter E . Davis , Sherman , Tex ., the proprietor of the Elm Grove herd of Berkshires , writes : I have bought a fine boar of I . N . Barker &amp; Son , Thorntown , Ind . He is a full brother of Messrs , Barkers herd boar . Gov . Lee , and he Is registered as Gov . Lee V . My Berkshires are doing better than ever before . I expect to go to Dallas next fall with my Berkshires .
Continued from pagel [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
Continued from pagel ITS SILVER ANNIVERSARY , for as breeders of the oldest established breed of pure bred swine and members of the oldest American Pedigree Record Association your opportunities and responsibilities are great , but we have truth and justice and merit par excellence on our side . Thanking you for your kind attention , One breed may rise , another fall , ^ The Berkshire hog survives them all . Hon . A . M . Grout spoke as follows : While Berkshire breeders are seeking for ways and means for advancing their own interests and that of the breed they represent they should carefully note the drift of public sentiment and be quick and energetic to take advantage of the changing conditiona and demands which tmmistaikably point to . the superior qualities of the Berkshire hog . . . . . It has come to my hotice several times during the present Farmers institute season in the discussion of hogs -and their management , that . -the farmers . of OUT state are . beginning to figure...
OTHER SPEECHES . . . - [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
OTHER SPEECHES . . . - Hon . A . J . Liovejoy , oz jioscoe , congratulated the association on its prosperous condition and the bright ) . prospects for increased business inijthe future . • Addresses were made by Hon . A . P . Grout , Col . Charles F . Mills and others . After tendering Mr . Rees a hearty vote of thanks for the banquet he had provided , the -meeting adjourned , all feeling that it was a good thing to be a member of the American Berkshire association and to participate in the fellowship and good cheer of its annual meetings .
CLUBBING RATES . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
CLUBBING RATES . We will send The Farm -Home and any one of the publications named below for one year , both for one dollar . Any of tlie j &gt; apers named below and The Farm Home will both be sent one year on receipt of one dollar at the office of The Farm Home , Springfield , 111 ., viz .: WEEKLIES . Inter Ocean , Chicago . Globe Democrat , St . Louis . . Republic , St . Louis . \ Drovers Journal , Chicago . New York Post . New York Tribune . Hoard s Dairyman . MONTHLIES . Success . McCIures Magazine . Munsey s Magazine . Cosmopolitan Magazine . Demorest Magazine . Frank Leslies Magazine . American Kitchen Magazine . Ladies Home Journal . American Drainage Journal . American Swineherd . American Sheep Breeder . The issues of The Youth s Companion for the four weeks of February will contain the following contributions among others ot interest ; Character , Credit , Capital , l &gt; . v Hon . Lyman J . Gage , secretary of the treasury ; Old Wary , the robber dog of ...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
FAIU-IER AKD BRBEDBB THE FARM HOME ( PUBLISHED MONTHLY ) Subscriptions may begin the first of any month . Terms for subscriptions ln the United Btales . Canada and Mexico , 81 . 00 a year , payable ln advance . Foreign subscribers roust remit in advance , those within the Postal Union sending 12 senta additional each year for postage . Benlttiuieea should be sent by bank draft , nost-ofllce or express monev order payable to lbe Farm Homo Co . The name on your paper s yellow label will show to the first of what month your subscription has been paio . No other receipt Is given unless stamp ll seat . Change of Address Kindly send us both your old and new address-a week previous to the date of tne desired change . Disooatirinaac-as . • Responsible subscribers will conttone to receive ibis journal until the publishers are notified by letter to discontinue , when oil arrenraees mast be paid . If you do not wish the journal continued for another year after your subscription -hits expired ....
A GOOD TENANT . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
A GOOD TENANT . To The Farm Home : You ask me how to get good tenants , and seem to think the question an Important one considering the large number of farms that are annually rented in the United States . Well , it is an important question and If I could give aa infalUJjle -rule by which every landowner -would be sure of securing a goad tenant I am -gongd-ant my • coivtrtbution would Ve ^ aTfT ^ - *« verj ^ -- man who leases land and there would-be clamoring for your paper even after the one hundredth edition had been exhausted , and then The Farm Home would become the most noted publication of the kind in the Country . Believing I have a process for making good tenants as sure and effective as the Golden Rule would be in the d-evelopment of a perfect man , so far as his relation to his fellow man is concerned , I shall proceed to the discussion of my topic by saying that I have never failed in my thirty-three years experience in renting out land , in securing good tenants by obser...
A YEAR OF GREAT PROSPHRITT [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
A YEAR OF GREAT PROSPHRITT The year 1899 was one of unexampled buiness prosperity for the United States . The volume of trade , both domestic and foreign , was the largest ever recorded . The exports for twelve months amounted in value to $ 1 , 277 , 000 , 000 , with Imports slightly in excess of $ 800 , 000 , 000 . The bank clearings , which afford one indication of the volume of domestic business , are given by Bradstreet s as $ 93 ,- 300 , 000 , 000 . The figures show an increase over a year ago of 36 per cent , and of 7 * 1 per cent over 1897 . There is a gain of 51 per cent over 1892 , and as compared with 1894 , the clearings have practically doubled . The statistics available Indicate the number of failures as the smallest for seventeen years . The railroad earnings are the largest ln the history of the country . There has also been a larger amount of railroad construction than for several years previous , most of it being extensions by existing companies . Wage advances have...
r ^ gft 3 g agja . ig « asasSEivg * gfcj'' * sisBgCT Stock feeding . I [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
r ^ gft 3 g agja . ig « asasSEivg * gfcj * sisBgCT Stock feeding . I BERKSHIRE THE BEST . Mr . C . A . Stannard , one of the largest cattle and hog feeders in Kansas , writes of his experinece with Poland China , Chester Whites and Berkshires • to The Farm Home as follows : My first experience in handling pure bred hogs in Kansas was with PolandChinas . I purchased a few pure bred sows and mated them with a pure bred boar . At that time I was not raising nogs for breeders , but simply trying - to raise a good hog for the market , and as nearly everyone in the neighbor * hood was raising Poland-Chinas , I . thought of course they were the best kind to breed , although I had often -seen and knew considerably about the Berkshire . With a few sows to beg-in with , I was naturally giving my hogs . pretty good care , and was in hopes to get a good lot of hogs to feed that fall , but after doing the best for them I could with good pens and good feed and care , I had only an average of four...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
Farms for Sale Three Fine Farms In JACKSON COUNTY , ILL , Will be sol at great bargains . FARM OF 120 ACRES FARM OF 160 ACRES FARM OF 240 ACRES The best ot shipping -facilities bv the Illinois Central Railroad and the Mississippi river . Good local markets . Tin * - best Corn and Wheat laud ln Illinois . Write for particulars to J . J . HRNOLD , 31714 S . 6 th * St ., SPUIN &amp; FIEI , D , 1 LU ,
Page 5 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
1 MA P K K UR WORK FASY wl ^ 1 Vaiikee Pnmp G-erernor-4 m-ilte IS | the hardest Pump work easy as the / Ef easiest . Windmills turn iu tho / w ~&gt; lightest breeze . Managing agent f ft wanted for -men county . Money in * Bj tnis for you . Write to-day . I BAKE MANUFACTlUJISfa CO . zJUeii * 6 * 5 W . Washington St ., Chieago . !*« - » - £ ** - # Pleaae mention The Farm Home .
Page 5 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
^ Homestead Herd HEREFORD CATTLE . TOM C . PONTING &amp; SONS , MOWEAOUA . ILL . Our herd is rich aa the richest in the blood of Anxiety , Lord Wilton and The Grove 3 d . Sires in Service Earl oFShadeland 41 st , 33378 and Excellent . Come and see us , or write . We can suit you iu quality , pedigree and price . COREDTO DEATH &lt; aa &gt; *** S Is the atarbliug headline of many a news fS-ZI ^ ii •» *•• paper article . Hornless animals are ^^ W $ Jm World ? mmmm &amp;»&amp;* mk - canoes less pain than any device JAWAjowtas . made . Cutson 4 stdesatonce—clean jAV ^ ^^^ Wek . ajid quick , no crushing or teArlnr . Aar ** Ma Fully warranted . Circulars io . FBEE . ** y % jrwr A . C . BROSIUS , COCHRANVILLE , PENN . Tfl I DAN Sums from M . 0 C 0 to 1500 , 000 «» I U LUHii from -i per cont . up annually . Loiin granted for a term of years or redeemable by installments of principal and Interest as desired . Existing mortgages paid off . Lifo insuraiic...
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mniiiii ¦ - ¦ - . - . SiDine j nmmm - , BARKERS BERKSHIRES . I . N . Barker &amp; Son , Thornton , Intl ., report their herd of Berkshires in good condition , and that they have to sale about twenty good October pigs and a few bred gilts . Messrs . Barker have experienced a great increase in the demand for their Berkshires during the last year . The year 1899 has been the Itanner year of their business . They have increased their herd and have raised more pigs each succeeding year , but have not been -able to supply the demand at all times . They have shipped hogs during 1893 Into nineteen states , as follows : Indiana , Illinois , Kentucky , Ohio , North Carolina , Virginia , Tennessee , Georgia , Alabama , Texas , Maryland , Pennsylvania , New York , Michigan , Wisconsin , Iowa , Kansas , Missouri , Nebraska . Following is a partial list o £ their recent saleslate this fall and winter : , W . E . Davis , Texas , one boar ; S . I * . Cole , Illinois , one boar ; U Mullen , ...
Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
t THE SNODDY REMEDY A Positive Care and Preventive for HOG CHOLBRA . SWINE D F &gt; IAJLGUB Thorounhly tested and indorsed bj many leading breeders and veterinarians , • w IteV b it ° k Vith tUl 1 • t &gt; artloulars 80 n * ¦ tre 8 * ° M * hB Dont be deceived ; none la genuine that does not have Dr . J . H . Snoddys picture on the label of the box . For particulars , write to THE DR . J . H . SNODDY REMEDY CO . Des Moinej , Iowa , or Alton , Illinois . agon ^ Tto J . b N St , KKI 0 M 8 * l &amp; ? IT , ^ T ^ XTS ?* ° n &lt; 1 * 8 t 0 Ck WBter ° rS ** *» W ENGLISH BERKSHIRES . We have a number of June Pigs that art right up-to-date in breeding and quality , and make the price right . Address , ROCKLAND FARM , NORTH AMHERST , OHIO . ( When writing mention The Farm Home . ) TR 0 NES ! W Y I IIUI 1 L . W R 0 W | NG PEN The simplest and surest thing ever invented for the Hog Breeder . itsaYis your Pins Simple in construction and easy to handle . Every Hog ...
i .. TiK Pal fL .- - J [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
i .. TiK Pal fL .- - J WOMAN AS A FACTOR IN THE DAIRY . Mrs . Eva H . Springer , for years past the president of the Sangamon County Butter Makers Association , read the following paper at tho late annual meeting -of the Illinois Dairymens association : Your committee has honored me with an invitation to address this meeting , and has suggested as a topic what the butter makers association of Sangamon county hope to accomplish . Inasmuch as this association has made no little history of interest to dairymen , and , I might say dairywomep , of this and other stakes , a brief account of its organization may serve a good purpose . In a paper read before the Sangamon County Farmers Institute , the startling statement was made , that the merchants of Springfield purchased annually more than one hundred thousand dollars worth of butter made outside of Sangamon county . The great importance of creating an interest among the farmers of the county in tratter making was quite generally discus...
RYAN'S POST HOUE DIGGER . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
RYANS POST HOUE DIGGER . Every farmer has frequent use for a Post Hole Digger and should have the best . The DeTCalb Co . Telephone Co . write as follows : Ryans Post Hole Digger is tho best we have ever used . Our men who nse it are fufl of praise for it , and they dig much faster with it than with any other we have ever tried , especially in muddy or sticky soil . Ryan s Patent Post Hole Digger will dig a 7-inch hole 3 feet deeip In one minute—is warranted to work -perfectly in a . hy sott iftom . BMgsy .- WWft to dvy sand . 33 ie load is out fi-ae from tlie bla &amp; es and forced out by simply spreading the ^ handles . All of * the six hardware dealers in -Molme handle only the Ryan , which is better clian augers for the reason that only one size is needed for all work . Holes can be made with the Ryan next to post or buildings where an anger cau not L *&lt;? ns-md . The Ryan is the only self cleaner made . Write lo John S . Bolton , Mollne , 111 ., for full part...
SURFACE CTOiLTIVtATOR . [Newspaper Article] — Farm Home — 1 February 1900
SURFACE CTOiLTIVtATOR . We illustrate this week The Tower Kirti : ;* Surface Cultivator made at Mt-i * dc ; : i . 111 . Tl-i .. cultivator is the first ever put on the market that was a suecees in its line . The followling testimonial from one of their customers will explain the practical farmers views of the machine : Areola . 111 ., March 2 G , 1898 . J . D . Tower &amp; Bro ., Mendota , 111 .: Gentlemen : The Tower takes tha lead -among the cultivators . First , because they will plow more acres per day ; . second , they cultivate the entire ¦ surface of tho ground ; third , they keep the ground cleaner ; fourth , they will raise -more and ( better * co » . This I know from fourteen years experience with your cultivators . Yours truly , JOHN I . HAIA * .