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km mi ran JSP. Wa Keeney Kan SEP T EMBER and; 3 THE first annual Pair given under the management of the Trego County Agricultural- arid Live Stoct Fair Association will take place on date mentioned. This will be . the best thing which has taken place in Wa-Keeney this . year and those who miss it will miss a good thing. f S500 In Prem lums THE Fair Association is offering large purses for first and second best in Horses, Mares Mules, Colts, Teams and Stallions, Cattle, Cows, Hogs and Poultry, besides the many Special Premiums being offered by enterprising citizens. Bring in your Live Stock, 'Poultry and Agricultural Products. Competent Judges will pass upon the -qualities of everything exhibited. Come yourself, bring the children and have a good time. Shade , Amusement and Water, Base Ball Games, Foot Races, Dramatic Coupany, Merry-go-Round, Greased Pole and many good things to see. T r ego Co unty. fair Association Saturday, aug. 20, 1910. Issued every Saturday and entered into the postofflce at Wa-Keeney, Kansas, as second -class matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Per year, in advance - $1.00 OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER. ADVERTISING RATES. Display advertisements 10 cents per inch, locals. 5 cents per line. Collections on all advertisements made quarterly. All display or local advertising win be run until ordered out. unless otherwise specified at the time of insertion. Job work, cash on de livery, except to local customers. . . HARVESTING WHEAT IN 13,000 ACRES OF WESTERN KANSAS "Jim" Fike, of Colby, Plans to Make $100,000 Profit a Year from His Wheat Fields Before He Quits The Game ESTABUSHED MARCH 2. 1879s. Saturday, Aug. 20, 1910 TEN PAGES StrayedFrom the old Mens ing farm south of town 2 black shoats, weight about 40 pounds. . Geo. Schneider. For Sale 160 acres of Rood land 7 miles from county seat. Address Box 239, Wa-Keeney, Kans. This will be sold cheap if taken at once. "Suffered day and night the torment of itching piles. Noth ing helped me until I used Doans Ointment. It cured me per manently."- Hon. John R. Gar rett, Maoor, Girard, Ala. James N. Fike, better known ' to many Kansans as "Jim" Fike probably is the owner of the largest hard winter . wheat farm in the United States, if not in the world. It is in -Thomas county, Kansas, almost to the west line of the state. -It is probable that there are wheat farms in the Dakotas and in the San Joachin . Valley of California that are larger in area than the Fike ranch, but these do not . crow the hard winter wheat which has made Kansas famous and . is making its far mers rich. Kansas produces more wheat than any other state in the Union or any other similar area in the world for n sriven period, and Jim Fike produces more wheat than any other man in Kansas. His yield this year will exceed one hundred thou sand bushels of No. 3 hard wheat Net profits from the ranch will exceed $25,000. Fike has an idea. He wants to make his ranch produce a profit of $100,000 in wheat. : That is clear money above all expenses. His area is limited to from fifteen . to eighteen thousand acres, but he is going to go to the limit, and when he reaches it will continue to sow the full amount every year nntil the best of all years comes and he will clean up the profit he has set his heart on. Go to BOB The Tailor, for fine tailoring, cleaning, pressing and repairing. Straw hats cleaned a specialty and all work guar an teed. South of P. O. 15-tf - . The Verbeck ply company Lumber & Sup- are overstocKea with stoves ranges, oil and trasoline, which they are going to move out at greatly reduced prices. If .you -want Bargains in stoves make your selections from their big assortment today and save money. 15-tf Some one will bob up at this statement and will remark that Fike will go broke first. Maybe he will, but the chances are against it. He owes little to banks, and as he has never had a total failure of his wheat since he began to farm on a large scale, he has always come out even or has made a small profit. Complete-failures are unknown, so, while he may not make much money some years, a rain is go ing to happen along at the psycholigocal moment some sum mer and the profit will be there. An inch of rainfall June 15 would have produced the $100,000 pro fit this year.' The prospect for twenty and thirty bushels 'an acre were exceptionally good June 1. . Then the dry weather came, and the wheat was ,iiam: aged. Eight to twelve bushels an acre will . be the yield this year. " . . VT . -The Fike wheat, farms are. to the west and north of.- Colby. mi a i . . . a 1 l " ine. mirieen juoosajj a acres .mn nn oil in n 4t A Tti mal up of numerous .fields- 'of Urom rloJFing.!flthteam1?wJS two hundred to nearly four thou sand, acres each- The largest field is nine miles west of Colby i and contains almost-, thirty-eight L hundred acres. ; The- land ;-s Urolling prairie, but not as rolling as far ther east in Kansas. : One can see for miles in any direction and the court house at Colby can be seen from the farthest point i on the big field. i- ;v.'."..; - The soil is a black loam, easily plowed and it is as fertile as any in the state. - The uncertainty of the amount of rainfall and the time it comes prevents big crops every ysar, but. there'is" always sufficient moisture to produce a considerable quantity of wheat every year, and some years i nomas ana other counties m Western Kansas formerly desir nated on the map as the Great American, Desert, rank up with the leaders in hard : winter wheat production. -: - Everything is handled on a big scale on the Fike farms. The amount of land which one may put into wheat is practically un limited, but the amount that can be harvested is limited by the number of headers that can be secured. .Next year. Use expects- to sow fifteen thousand acres of wheat. He is preparing the ground for it now. Last week J. C. Mohler, assis tant sacretary of the state board in in in of agriculture, went to the Fike farm to see how the work was carried on. Mr. Mohler will prepare a report on the Fike wheat harvest for the forthcom ing biennial report of the depart ment. Maj. T. J. Anderson, the statistical agent for Kansas for the United States Department of Agriculture, and a reporter for the Star, went along to . see big things handled in a big way. This is a summary of the big Fike properties in Thomas county: ". - Actual . wheat area, 12,790 acres. ' , . ' "' - . ' ' Number of men employed harvesting alone, 185. V . . Number of men, employed threshing 20. : - '; .. Number of. men employed 30. f ' Number of horses and mules t employed in harvest alone, 385: -Number employed in plowing and seeding for new crop, 200. - Headers used in harvest, 37, each cutting 30 acres a day. "' Steam plows used, 5. .Gasoline plow, 1. Capacity steam plows, 45 acres a day each. . . Capacity gasoline plow, ' 25 acres per day. . -, .: Probable total yield for this year, lio.uou Dusneis. ' ; One threshing machine, cap acity 2,000 bushels a day. ? -. - On the day the party ; visited the big farm there were thirty seven headers at work, one threshing machine was beating the grain" from the straw, one steam plow was going and four others were being put into con dition and they were started go ing before the end of the week. The gasoline plow was also put into -commission. There were two distinct processes of har vesting and really two distinct preparations for the next year's crop. " The steam plows, in addi tion to stirring the ground, also drag harrows and the ground is harrowed as fast as it is plowed. The harvest en the Fike farms began July 5, Only a' few head ers were first ' started to work, but as the wheat ripened - more headers were put into the fields - Continued on page 10. CHRIS FELLER -. I - MANUFACTURER OF Cement Blocks, . Posts, Etc. Stone and Cement Work a Specialty Thirteen years experience and satisfaction guaranteed Prioes reasonable. Call on me for estimates : Wa-Keetiey, Kansas . R. H. BURNS . ' ' ; J C W. BELLOMY i - r . ' ' - . , . m ' - . - . - - ' . - '. " ' - ' , " . " -.V . J ; - - - ; ; -..We: have". a number; of buyers 'who ' want tlan if, you want to sell come in . : " T ; -and ' list your land with . us. - R. H- Burns Realty Co.- Wa-Keeney : - ' - Kansas. WIZZARD FLOOR CLEAN Positively the Best on the Market. ' WRnUV; raw W-fEVER ELro CnEAM Balm . Sure to Civ Satisfaction. 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