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Model Montana Hog Farm in Bitter Root
High-Class Breeding Stock at Low Price to 00 mer High-Class Breeding Stock at Low Price to Farmer Fifty miles south of Missoulau, in the very heart of the famous Bitter Root valley, bordered on one side by the pure, sparkling waters of the Bit ter Root river, and beside the splen 'did national Park to Park highway, is situated Bartwood farm, foundedrl on the sole idea of producing blooded, pedigreed hogs for Montana farmers at a lower price than they can buy the same class of stock for in the east. Bartwood ranch is unique in Mon tana, probably, in the matter of its careful planning of 16.0 acres into 15 separate fields, all thoroughly I . . . , :..: :.":. ··' .. . ... . . . Km Sh rw F u On the Bar twood PFrm. hog-tight; in its farrowing house, 130 feet in length and divided into 30 large, comfortable pens, which are supplied with numerous individual small houses; in its 8,000 bushel granary and elevator on the farm; in its own grain grinders, alfalfa feed mill and waterworks, all being oper ated by its own electric power plant. The south side and roof of the far rowing house are almost solid glass; like a greenhouse, and with its ce ment floors, cement troughs, sliding, removable panels and pressure wa ter system, it is about as sanitary as It can be made. No swill or refuse is fed. The farm raises most of its grain on its own dry farming ranch on a bench above The Leader of all Cushion Shoes I0ONORBILT CUSHION SHOES Formen and women Ask your dealer for Mayer Shoes, Look for the trade mark on the sole. r. M". RB t & l. C.., Mlwkee.. Who--in HOORBLT . 0.a* buriibW2.k .4 7OU'LL get more and better work out of your horses if theywearHickory Collars.Theyfitright, thus eliminatingusu Sat shoulder troub- / les, and actually relieve sores. Made of Wide. bark tanned. soft. pliable leather. Stiffed with loer Wye straw, which won't rot. Top Faced with soft. plible bekwmat hull., which re pel moisture. No pads needed. Five thicknesses of leather throat. Hand stitched with heavy oil tanned lacings. Tr a Hickory Collarand et your moneyback if you don't like it better than any collar you ever used." Perfect Guaranteed Fit. Collars and Harness and Guaranteed Hickory toolshard ware, paints, varnishes cutlery " and stoves are sold by the Hick- ou o for the Hickocy sin t in front Long Stri Sof his store. Bendpostal for Throat also Tool Booklet. ~ddress Kelley.How. " -Thomson Co. Fresh Roasted Goffee You can reduce the high cost of iving by using fresh roasted coffee- three pounds for $1.00. Will go further than five pounds of stale coffee because it's fresh. Try it. If your grocer does not handle it, write us direct. Reinig Ooffee Mills HELENA, MONTANA, U. 8. A. ·· ·) i the hog farm, and its tankage is bought in carload lots. Hence Bart wood hogs always get plenty of feed and plenty of care. They are healthy, scientifically fed and kept clean. Draper C. Bartlett, manager of the Bartwood farm, says it is the Bart wood policy to stand by what they consider the greatest of all quick money makers for the farmer-the big type Poland China as developed to great size by those master breed ers in Iowa, Peter Mouw, J. W. Pfan der, Lawson, Dunn and others. All of the Bartwood Poland China sows were produced from those famous Iowa herds. "Litter mates of our sows have sold for over $300 each in auction sales," said Mr. Draper. Mr. Draper states that last spring with 50 brood sows they had sold every spring pig on the place before the season was two months old, and many of their spring orders had to be carried over to the fall. He said, in discussing the situation in Montana: "It is an absolutely invontroverti ble fact that Montana farmers, to stock up with the same type of big Poland Chinas that we handle, will have to pay not less than $40 apiece for pigs if bought from the best of the corn belt breeders. Add to this the express of $10 to $15, and their pig costs a small fortune and may be ruined by the long, hot trip. "Our Montana-born pigs at $15 and $17.50 are bred equal to the best, have a comparatively short journey and an express cost of from $2 to $4. "Furthermore, it is human nature for the breeder who holds two big annual sales to reserve all his choic est stuff for his sales and ship only his seconds to fill mail orders from far distant points. To avoid this temptation we hold no sales at our ranch and our business is entirely mail order, excepting local sales to our neighbors." Mr. Draper gives some interesting statistics in regard to hogs, showing the gradual increase in their value over a period of years. In 1890 there were 51,602,780 hogs in the United States, with an average value of $4.72 per head. In 1915 there were 64,618,000 hogs, an increase of 23 per cent, whose average value was $9.87. The following shows the price per hundred pounds live weight in vari ous.years from 1900 to 1916: Year Low High 1900 .................. ............. $4.05 $ 5.82 1906 ...................................... 4.95 7.10 1911 ................................... 5.55 8.30 1914 ................................. 6.30 10.15 1916 ............................ ...... 7.00 11.00 In Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and WHY GOOD HOGS PAY By D. C. Bartlett, Mainager of the Bartwood Farm. In Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and the older settled farming states you will find only one kind of hogs-GOOD HOGS which means that irrespective of breed, the stock raisers and farmers in those experienced farming communities found out and determined long ago that "pigs is not pigs," but that good blood and good breeding for size, prolificacy, easy feeding and quick maturing qualities will make two dollars grow where the old idea that all hogs are just hogs and about alike, produced but a single dollar. Only in the south and the newly settled districts of the west and northwest do we find otherwise progressive and up-to-date farmers still wasting their time and energy and feed on the old style, small-framed, light-boned, short-tempered, long-appetited, low-priced scrub hog. There have been two reasons for this: First, the farmer in newly settled districts has been far too busy to stock up with anything older than the first available material at hand in his neighborhod; secondly and chiefly, to obtain a start in good hogs of the right sort has been a mighty expensive proposition. Many a farmer who appreciates and wants the right kind of quality and blood in his porkers won't make the start in pure breeds because he will have to send his good money way back to the corn belt, and further, he will have to pay anything from $25 to $50 for a good pig and anywhere from $75 to the sky for a good proven boar or sow. Add to this from $5 to $30 express on each animal and a very good chance of a loss or damage on the long journey, and you have the reason why we in the north ,west are at present backward and losing every day additional profits which we might just as well have. We have failed to keep the quality of our hogs on a par with that of other livestock on the ranch.. After many years' experience in raising thoroughbred hogs, our ambition is to try to get every grower of pork in this great northwestern territory to grasp the idea that easy feeding quali ty (in which there is a vast difference even in the same breed), size and profilicacy in his hogs can be bred in by judicious breed ing and selection, and once secured it means big extra profits for the farmer. We decided that we could get the avarage farmer to try out some better hogs by raising real hogs of the best breeding right in his district, so that he would not be frightened by ex orbitant express charges, and charge him a price for this good hog but little more than he is used to paying for his -local grade stuff. After studying the question from every angle our decision has been to back this idea. Today we are selling boars or gilts at weaning for $17.50 that would cost in the east from $25 to $50, besides the heavy express from the middle west. We furnish full pedigree with each animal, and we crate and deliver prompt ly to the express company. We believe that this method of buy ing small pigs saves the farmer heavy express charges, elimin ates most of the risk or damage or death which a large animal undergoes in transit, and also stimulates the owner to greater in terest and better care of his animal. Kansas there were in 1915, 19,543, 000 hogs. In 1915 there were hogs as follows in the various states of the north west: North Dakota .......... .................642,000 M ontana ...... .......................... ....... . 276,000 Washington ......................... ...327,000 Oregon ....................................... .... 360,000 Wyoming ........................ ....... .....- 64,000 DO YOUR BOT FOR RED CROSS By John Mitchell Chairman New York State Indus trial Commission. In this great crisis in the history of the progress of the human race anil when the ideals of democracy are being put to the crucial test it is the duty of every man and every woman regardless of his or her station in life to respond generous ly and enthusiastically to every call that is made for service, in order that civilization may be preserved and the menace of autocracy may be forever removed. Among the agencies which are rendering invaluable service none has done more to alleviate suffer ing and to lighten the heavy bur dens which the peoples of the al lied nations are carrying than has the Red Cross. If this great or ganization is to carry on its work to the fullest fruition it must en roll within its membership all pa triotic and liberty-loving persons and it must be supported financial ly by all who believe in the ideals of democracy. Many of our people are denied the opportunity of bearing arms, but no one is denied the oppor tunity of serving this country and upholding its ideals. He contributes in every possible way to the success of those move ments which support and sustain our soldiers and sailors and which relieve the distress and destitution U tah .................................. ............ .. 98,000 Idaho .................................................. 328,000 There are now packing houses in Butte, Great Falls, Salt Lake, Spo kane, Seattle, Tacoma and Portland, besides many smaller plants in Mon tana and adjoining states. Millions of dollars in pork products are im ported into the northwest annually, which eventually will be raised and manufactured at home. of the dependents of those who have gone to the front to defend with their very lives the principles upon which our country is founded. The Red Cross is making a spe cial effort to enroll ten million ad ditional members. I am sure that the effort will be crowned with success. I am equally sure that the wage-earning men and women of our country will be found among the first to respond to the magnificent work which the Red Cross is doing and whiach it must continue to do. MEN OF DRAFT AGE MAY STILL ENLIST IN ARMY Provost Marshal General Crowder has issued to governors new rules under which men of draft age may join the colors at their own request. White men only will be accepted and they may enlist only in the infantry, signal corps, medical corps and quar termaster's department. Supply con ditions are such, General Crowder said, that no men can be accepted in the coast artillery, field artillery, cav alry or engineer corps. Volunteer enlistments in the regu lar army by men of draft age ended at noon last Saturday and they may be inducted inito service now only through their local boards. General Crowder's telegram speci fled these camps to which men ac cepted to the special services open to them may be sent: Aviation section, signal corps, to Classified FARM LANDS-FOR SALE. STOCK RANCII-720 acres half mile from town; 635 acres broken, fine soil, 200 tons hay crop; many improvements. A good purchase. Lewis Buswell, owner, Ismay, Mont. A TRIP OF INSPECTION to the Canadian Pacific Railway lands in Alberta will confirm you in your desire to become a sharer in the great western Canadian prosperity. Farms from $11 to $30 an acre. Twenty years in which to pay. For further information and free illns trated literature, write J. I. Eakin Lands. 15 Dunn Block, Great Falls. JUDITH BASIN farms for sale or ex change. Lowest prices. Write for our list. Farmers Land Co., Lewistown, Mont. HORSES AND LIVESTOCK 15 BOARS-BIG TYPE POLAND CHINA BOARS-1I. 15 EXCEPTIONAL BOAR PIGS-Selected tops from a large number of early fall litters, $20 each. Registered. Free Hog Booklet on request. Bartwood Farm, Hamilton, Mont. STALLION FOR SALE-I have one of the best imported Percherou stallions in the country for sale at half his value. or will trade for other stock. This horse is out standing in this community and must be sold. Address J. N. Slack, Ulm, Mont. FOR SALE-Sever head registered three and four-year-old Shorthorn bulls, first class stuff. Cannot use longer in my herd; priced for quick sale; also twenty five head coming two-year-old Hereford bulls, registered. Wire or write. H. B. Ives, Brady, Mont. SELL YOUR LIVESTOCK-1 can tell yon find you a buyer. M. L. Johnson, Box 797, Great Falls. BARGAINS IN USED CARS. IF YOU ARE in need of a second hand automobile let us know; will deliver within 200 miles of Butte. Auto Clear ing House, Montana and Front streets, Butte, Mont. FLORISTS. PLANTS, cut flowers, funeral designs, etCe Electric City Conservatory, Great Falls, Montana. PHOTOS FOR SALE. PHOTOS of Montana soldiers in company groups, six by ten inches, 50 cents each. Give company. Jansrud, Helena. AUTO SCHOOL. LEARN the automobile business. Most complete equipped automobile college in the west. You can enroll any time. Montana Automoible School, 127 South Main, Butte, Montana. WHERE TO EAT. HAVE YOU EVER DINED at the CIab Cafeteria in Great Falls? Come in. Don't miss a treat. SOMETHING TO READ. $1.00 WILL GET YOU THE MONTANA Equity News, (the farmer owned news paper) for a year. Order now. Addrese Equity News, Great Falls. EVERYBODY should read The Great Ex change, story, mail order, real estate, in vestment and general information weekly. Contains 20 to 40 pages of opportunities, offers, plans, secrets, bargains, cash buy ers, etc., that will put you on the road to more money making. Your name printed in our opportunity directory and a special two months' subscription for 25c. Ad rates Sc per word for four inser tions. Thousands of "live wires" to read your ad. Address The World's Mirror. Beaumont, Texas. FURRIERS. FURS REPAIRED and made over. Oldest established, largest fur store in Montana Beckman Bros., Great Falls. AUTO TOP REPAIRS. GET YOUR AUTO TOPS and cushions made and repaired at Victor Ario's. We know how. 310 First ave. S., Great Falls. REIANQUISHMENTS. FOR SALE--320-acre relinquishment, 3i miles from store and postoffilce, 18 miles north of Coburg; 250 acres tillable, 20 acres broken; house and barn; $800. Box 020, Havre. SELL YOUR RELINQUISHMENT-I can find you a buyer. M. L. Johnson, Box 797, Great Falls. CERTIFIED ACCOUNTANTS. WM. B. FINLAY. C. P. A., 407 First Na tional Bank bldg., Great Falls, Montana. ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS. HARLEY-CLARK & CO. Specialists I. grain and mill auditing, 74 Tod bloek. Great Falls, Montana. HIDES, PELTS, FURS. WE SEND PROMPT RETURNS for all shipments of hides, pelts, wool, fure scrap metal and rubber. Western Hide & Fur Co., Lewistown, Montana. FARM LAND LOANS. WE HAVE an unlimited supply of money to loan on large farms and stock ranches. Bennett & Terrell, Box 1202, Billings. WRITE US for terms and rates in the Judith Basin. Money paid promptly on closing of loan and approval of title. We specialize it low rates and prompt service. Hllger Loan and Realty Co., Lewistown, Montana. FURS, FURS repaired, remodeled, relined. Rich ard P. Hoenck, largest fur store west of Minneapolis, Butte, Montana. SPECIAL FOR WOMEN. MONTANA'S BEST dry cleaners and hat ters. Ladies' and men's garments giv en careful attention. Send Great Falls Dye House. Kelly field, San Antonio, Texas. Land division, signal corps, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Medical department, to medical of ficers' training camp, Fort Riley, Kan., by local boards west of the Mis sissippi river, and to the medical of ficers' training camp, Fort Ogle thorpe, 'Ga., by boards east of the Mississippi. Quartermaster corps, Camp Joseph E. Johnson, Jacksonville, Fla. Ordinance department, Raritan depot, Raritan, N. J. Infantry, to Fort McDowell, Cal., by local boards of Pacific coast states, and to Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C., by all other boards. One Million Dollars TO LOAN ON MONTANA PAMNS No wattlng for roar meoer. Lew - ase .lPeer lroes. serlp f.e sa. Frary .& Burlingam First Nat'l eak bldg, Third Ut. g. OMUAT FALLS, MONTANA. Classified FARM LANDItI.-*FOl SALT. ONE OF ALBERTA'S BEST WHEAT farms in township 2, range 24 west of 4; 930 acres A-1 level land; all under culti vation; 500 acres summer fallow; good buildings, plenty water; free grazing land adjoining; 3 miles from town, 4 miles from elevator. Price $38 per acre; 12,000 cash; crop payments on balance. . A. Thompson, 1214 Fifth avenue south, Lethbridge, Alta., Canada. 320 ACRES, 4 1-2 miles from elevator, sibil house and barn, all fenced, about 100 acres under cultivation, running wet r, and located on the main county r d; This is a dandy buy at $17.50 per acr,. W. O. Downing & Co., Agents, LeW town, Mont. 800 ACRES FINE WHEAT LAND, a miles station; 400 acres winter wheat, acres broke, 750 acres tillable, fended cross-fenced, three springs, well, good st buildings; one-fifth cash, balance crop payments. Shafer & Huntsberger, own era, Great Falls, Mont. WOULD YOU BELL YOUR FARM?--I ea tell you how to do it. M. L. Joh.sde, Box 797. Great Falls. FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS. WE BUY AND SELL SECOND-HAND machinery, iron, pipe, fittings and junk of all kinds. American Junk & Ma chinery Co., 820 Second avenue south, Great Falls. "WICK"-The Piano With a Soul-mads by a master, $500 upward. Motanta Piano Co., Butte, Mont., distributors, HAY FOR SALE. The leading hay shippers in Montana. We sell more hay than any shippers in the state. THERE IS A REASON. You remember the quality long'after the price is forgotten, Hay, Oats, Potatoes. THE ROBT. L. ROWELL CO., 123 Central Ave., Great Falls, Mont. BALED TIMOTHY HAY, prairie hay and' upland hay in car load lots. W. 'P. Devereux Co., 204 Wise block, LewistownT Mont. SEEDS WANTED. SEED WANTED-We buy field seeds ofall kinds: Alfalfa, Sweet Clover, Red Clo$1 , Millet, etc. Send us your offers. Mil ing bags for sending samples free upon' request. The Mangelsdorf Seed Company, Atchinson, Kans. TYPEWRITERS. ALL MAKES-Rented, sold and repaired, Save half or more. Fully guaranteed. Chas. E. Morris Co., Inc., Dept T, Great Falls, Mont. ARCHITECTS. JESSE M. WARREN, architect and en giuneer, 415 Daly bank bldg., Butte, Mont. GE@. H. SHANLEY, architect, 511 First National bank bldg., Great Falls, Mont. SAM'L HENRY HAAS, architect, 30-81.83 Steele block, Third and Central, Great Falls, Montana. MANUFACTURING JEWELER. CARL BRICK, mfg. Jeweler, Great Falls. Montana moss agate rings, lavaliers, etc., a specialty. Any size or design. ASSAYERS, CHEMISTS, ETC. LEWIS & WALKER, assayers, chemists, 108 No. Wyoming, Butte, Mont. Box 114. TOUT & McCARTHY, assayers, chemists. Mail orders especially. Box 858, Butte, Mont. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, MODERN HOTEL near Wenatchee, Wash. Cost $13,000 to build and furnish; price $8,000; clear. A Christmas present for some one; also good inconq property in Everett, $26,000. Will exchauge either both for land. Give price and full par ticulars in first letters. Owner, Fred J. George, Everett, Wash. 22-ROOM ROOMING HOUSE, $1.200, $00 cash; expenses, $45; income, $125 to $150 mouth; money maker; capital city. W. Hoyle, 103 State street, Helena, Mont. CIGAR AND CONFECTIONERY STORE. Owner going on ranch. Good location, good business; $1500. Huntsberger-Giv ens Co., Great Falls, Mont. NEWSPAPER FOR SALE - In growing Montana town. In final proof field. Oth er legals. Good advertising and Job pat ronage. Will make money for printer editor. Address Box 23, Great Faills Mont. DO YOU WANT TO SELL, Trade or Buy a farm, ranch, raw laud, city or business property, automobiles, factory, patent, stock, bonds, mining property, etc. If you have something to sell in any state, write, inclosing 10c for our big magazine of investments, exchanges and buyers and our special proposition. Send full description, and lowest price of your property. Address: The World's Mirror, Beaumont, Texas. FOR SALE-A very desirable twenty-room brick house In Helena, suitable for room ing and boarding; steam heat, furnlshed or unfurnished; low prices, easy terms, Might accept good land as part pay. Platt & Heath Co., Helena. 1S YOUR BUSINESS FOR SALET-I can find you a buyer. M. L. J. Johnson, Box 797, Great Falls. CYLINDER GRINDING AND GEN ERAL MACHINE WORK. CYLINDER GRINDING and fitting with oversize, pistons and rings. Machine work of every description promptly at tentled to. WOOD-SAFFORD MACHINE WORKS, Great Falls, Mont. FAIR'S PNEUMONIA MIXTURE. FOR THE RELIEF of coughs and colds, bronchitis, hoarseness, loss of voice and affections of the throat and lungs, Price 50c at your druggist's. HELP WANTED. WANTED--Local representative for the Minnesota Mutual Lire Insurance com pany. Apply A. S. Cartwright, Manager, Great Falls, Mont. DON'T MISS THIS OFFER -$50.00 puts you through a complete course in auto mobile, gas tractor, electric and sation ary engineering and vulcanizing of auto mobile tires .Write for catalogue. Hemp hill's Trade Schools, Inc., 707 Hawthorne Ave., Portland, Ore. WANTED-A few more men to learn auto mobile driving and repairing by practical experience in our shop. Inquire Room 215 Granite Block, Spokane, Wash. $50.00 PER WEEK earned by each of six men since July 1st, selling our guaran teed shrubs, roses, trees and berries. Others earning from $25.00 per week up. No experience necessary. Exclusive ter ritory. Free outfit. Best season for years. Open territory in this and neigh boring states. Washington Nursery.Co., Toppenish, Wash. PRACTICAL TRAINING IN Gas. Electric al. and Steam Engineering, Mechanical Drawing, Machine Shop Practice, Oxy Acetylene Welding, Automobile and Trac tor Operating and Repairing. Write for catalogue. Seattle Engineering School, Seattle, Wash. WOMEN now enjoy same splendid oppor tunities as men tele raphers. 000 monthly paid. Qualify 4months, Board and room secured fee. Main line wixs connected direct, Old establ shed mehal. Write us now. Butte Colleger.Telegrphy, Butte. M. N. A.--W -13--J4t..,.