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
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
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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
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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
Reinig Ooffee Mills
HELENA, MONTANA, U. 8. A.
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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
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
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
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
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,
In 1915 there were hogs as follows
in the various states of the north
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
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
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
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
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,
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
15 EXCEPTIONAL BOAR PIGS-Selected
tops from a large number of early fall
litters, $20 each. Registered. Free Hog
Booklet on request. Bartwood Farm,
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,
PLANTS, cut flowers, funeral designs, etCe
Electric City Conservatory, Great Falls,
PHOTOS FOR SALE.
PHOTOS of Montana soldiers in company
groups, six by ten inches, 50 cents each.
Give company. Jansrud, Helena.
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.
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.
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
SELL YOUR RELINQUISHMENT-I can
find you a buyer. M. L. Johnson, Box
797, Great Falls.
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.,
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
Kelly field, San Antonio, Texas.
Land division, signal corps, Fort
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
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.
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
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,
"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
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
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,
ALL MAKES-Rented, sold and repaired,
Save half or more. Fully guaranteed.
Chas. E. Morris Co., Inc., Dept T, Great
JESSE M. WARREN, architect and en
giuneer, 415 Daly bank bldg., Butte, Mont.
[email protected] 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
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,
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,
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.
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.,
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,
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,
M. N. A.--W -13--J4t..,.
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