Pittsburg County Guardian (McAlester, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 5, 1920 Page: 3 of 8
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FARM AND LIVESTOCK
COTTON-G ROW ING STATES
ARE INCREASING LOOMS
Moncrief's Sale Is Big
Event of Coming Week
The livestock event of next week
n this part of Oklahoma is the big
Poland China hot,' sale Thursday,
February 12, at the farm of George
W. Moncrief, one mile west of Can-
adian, preparation for which has been
going forward for several weeks- A
large pavilion has been erected at
the farm, and every provision made
for the entertainment of the large
much sought after because of their
vitality and breeding qualities. The
offering includes 23 tried sows, fall
yearlings and spring gilts, bred for
early litters; 12 summer and fall
gilts, and 5 herd boars-
Most of the offering are sired by
such herd masters as King Joe, King-
don Jones and Moncrief's King, and
carry the blood from such lines as
crowd that \vili attend this sale. The | Long King's Equal, Big Hob and
city of Canadian will hold a holiday in other premiers of the Poland China
honor of the event, all business j class.
houses closing from 11 o'clock in the It will be an occasion that the di-
moming until .'! in the afternoon, criminating breeder especially if he
School will be dismissed and the pu- likes the Polar' China breed, will
and faculty will attend the sale. 1 not wantto ovi i ools. Mr. Moncrief
The event deserves all tli
that is being paid it by the
of Mr. Moncrief's home town, wh<
recognize and appreciate the work
Mr. Moncrief has done in aiding to
put Pittsburg County on the plat-
form of better bred livestock- He
lias been an earnest breeder, cons
a herd thai mcr,: the warmest
The hog-; to be off"i'e<l ;\'v of th"
big type, big hone, the kind now so
has provided for a dinner for his
guests and as the farm is only a
mile from town it will be easily
reached, no matter what the weather.' outride the
Cols. Fred Groff, A L. Latimer|
and D. L. Uoe and Mai. Dug Cesar
of the county, all the way from pure-
bred poultry to pure-bred cattle and
hogs. In the first place, it is a grati-
fying sign to find these live stockmen
appreciating the value of publicity
for their splendid herds and flocks.
In this respect, they surpass in busi-
ness judgment a great class of so-
called business men who depend on
a sign-board and a hand-bill to con-
nect them with the great, potential
buying public. In the second place,
they have something worth while to
offer, and it is a pleasure indeed to
help spread the gospel of good stock,
such as is found on the farms and I
in the collections of choice stock from
which these offerings are made. In
the third place, it is doubly pleasing'
to note that, for the most part, they I
have all the demand for their product
tha„ they can supply, and find that
demand constantly growing among
their neighbors, as well as from out-
side the county, and, in many cases,1
An inteesting feature of the an-
nual cotton report just issued by the
department of agriculture is the fact
that there is a steady increase in
the cottton factory equipment in the
South. The cotton-growing states, in
other words, are becoming the cot-
ton-manufacturing states as well
Prom 1914 to 1918 the number of
spindles in the cottton states ,n
creased from approximately 13 mil-
lion to nearly 15 million. While the
largest part of the cotton manufac-
turing is still done in New England,
the cotton states are rapidly coming
to the front along this line, and in
the next ten years will unquestiona-
i bly establish a great many more eot-
! ton factories.
A LIFE TI M SPENT
IN uNt BJSINESS
■ ' al> an ti v til done this.
' O' you wondt r thai our custom-
ers are pleast d?
cabaniss farmers will
ee at i re feed crops.
will be on the ground as auctioneers, J WW papers lor sale at
Watson of Canadian will, office, 10c per hundred.
and A. H.
careful in his selection clerk the sale. Mr. Moncrief has is-
stnel- anil has built up seed a catalog of the 40 hogs to be
offered, and will be gl. d to mail a
. ,iy i.o interested breeders who con-
t '.plate attending the sale.
Remember, the date is Feb. 12.
The Stuart Star says: "R. E. Byrd
has moved from Anderson to Cabaniss.
Air. I!, stated the farmers, as near as
he had been able to learn, would plant
corn, cotton, cane and oats in the
Cabaniss section this year. A good
variety of crops. The farmers out
there are sure to come out to the good
| with these crops with a good season
Old papers for sale at The Guardian a ; ' normal market conditions. Here's
N NEW YORK SHOW
Belg'i'.n Harts Entered by
Home Made Got ham it es
I'p and Take Notice.
bales for the four years previous. The
war cut some figure, too, in the con-
sumption of cotton, as the consump-
.lames tion the past year was below normal,
Sit ! approximately 700,000 bales of war
I material being saved from such usage.
! Th exports to foreign countries
were also smaller than ordinary, due
to bail credit and disorganized ship-
Oklahoma added some mo. laur
, Is to itself in the recent international
pet stock show held at Madison
Square Garden, Now York. James
Home, of this city, well known poul-. CATTLE.
trv breeder and Re'gian hare fancier, j The bulk 0f the run Monday was
had two Belgian hares entered in the Up ot steers, the makret being
show. He has just been officially in-J vu|.y act,Ve. Vvarmed up, pretty good
formed that his entries were winners, I inds brought $email@example.com, while the
the buck taking fourth place against ,|ay to,, i>l>ul,tu o0lllt. steers from
entrie.- from all over the world. The wiady County, which brought $11.75
doe received special mention, no @13.50. Tuesday's market showed
mall honor within itself in a show i(J w,th less activeness. The market
of such magnitude. was called 25c lower. Few fat steers
'rlvs n" ans that only three ou. on tap during the forenoon and short
Belgian hare.- in the world o"tran : beeves making the top ot $11.75.
that bred antl ownetl by Mr. Home. Most of the aged cattle selling landed
Th's bud: had already taken all the! un(]cr su.tJU.
-prizes available in Oklahoma, and the i Those who struck for a steady ba-
vi-innings at the New York show are sjs Monday 0n butcher cattle failed
a decided compliment to the state as to ^(ll \t;ry many. Strictly good cows
a whole Mr. Home is naturally grat-. an(i heil'ers were scarce, $rf.(firstname.lastname@example.org
ified at the result of the exhibit. ! taking most of the run, while some
I Pocasset cows brought $1,050. A lit-
SHEEP SHOW INCREASE , ,1 tie lower was the calling Tuesday,
OVER 1918 FIGURES | even as much as 2oc. Canners are
I bringing $5.25 up with heavy cut-
While most all 1>ther varieties of j ters $u.2o(&«.75. Bulls are very
stock showed a decrease in the num- .scarce; those coming arc being pur-
ser of head in Oklahoma on January; ,;ha.tt 1 at $7.C0@8.00. No change on
1 of this year, as compared with last j ,.aives> $13.00@15 taking bulk of
t ear, sheen showed an increase-1 lightweights, heavies selling from
This has been going on steadily since email@example.com. Stockers are going at
1910. There are now about three st< ady prices.
times as many sheep in Oklahoma as Steers: Good com fed, $12.50@
there were in 1910. They number 13,50; medium to good fed, $11.50@
131,000, against 125,0000 last year, j 12.50; good meal fed or caked, $10.50
Horses, however, have fallen from ]2.00; fair fleshed killers, $7.75(fii
944,000 to 929.000. The war period jo.00; common to plain killers, $7.50
almost depleted some localities, the [ @g.fo.
year 1917 taking 15 per cent of the ; Cows and heifers: Tlood to choice
state's horses. j cows, $8.75(8)9.50; medium to good
Mules now number 288,000, same, |)Utcher sows, $7.75(3)8.50; plain
as last year. In tiie cotton counties butcher cows, $firstname.lastname@example.org; medium
,<f the state there has been a decided , K00() |lcjfers> $7-50@S.75; fair to
increase in the num >er of mules. High medium heifers, $6.75(5)7.50; strong
priced cotton invariably popularizes | ruttei Si §6.00(5)6.75;; canners and
the mule on the cotton farm, while, |ow cutters, $5.25(5)6.00: medium to
low-priced staple makes him scarce- I butcher bulls, $email@example.com..
Milch cows in the state number j Calves: Good to choice vealers,
550,000, a decrease of 11,000 since j $13.00<®15.00; fajr to good calves,
last year. There are now three cows <firstname.lastname@example.org; good to choice heavy
to each farm, on an average. Wis-
consin lias 10 cows to the farm,
which shows that we can -stock up
some more and not over-do the thing.
Cattle other than milch cows show
a decrease of about 140,000 over last
veal's figures, due largely to the
high price of feed. Hogs also show
a decrease of 93,00'). There are now
946,000 hogs in the state, and the
forecast i - for a swing back to
larger production the coming year.
average oklahoma land
valued at $38 an acre
The co-operative crop service for
Oklahoma, in a recent report, places
the average value of Oklahoma land
per acre at $38, against $22.49 in
1910. It also nlaces the average cat-
tle valuue at $41.70 per head, against
$19.20 in 1910. In 1910 the farmer
couid get farm labor a $19.10, now it
costs him $40.50 with board furnished- - . ... . ,.A
Corn then could be had for 55 cents' *
a. bushel: now 't costs $1-27, and a! <£P14-00-
ton of prairie hay that was worth
calves, $900@!12.00; common to
tai'' heavy calves, $6.00(3)8.50.
Stockers and feeders: Feeders, $10.-
25<$v* 1.25; best heavy stockers, 89.75
<5)1.1.00; medium to good yearlings,
$7.7ii(p8.75; common to plain yearl-
ings, $7.00(5)7.75; choice light stock
calves. S7.f08.50; good to choice heif-
ers, $7-50(5)8.50; aged stock cows,
Late figuring on hogs saw rates
steady to higher to the big fellows
and here and thfcre a real advance.
$15.10 was the dav's top on some
good quality kind. Tuesday's quality
was of pretty fair average, though
nothing Choice, and top was $1500.
The market is around 50c lower than
Hogs: Choice heavy and butchers,
$14.90(5)15.00; medium to good butch-
ers, SI4.(55(5)14,95; light medium mix-
ed, $14.35(5)14.60; common mixed,
: Taylor's Chicken Ranch :
1233 South Second Street
A. D. TAYLOR, Owner
Phone 1541 McAlester, Okla-
ARISTOCRAT BARKED ROOKS, AND S C RHODE
At our Pittsburg County Fair, on Young Dark, I
won seven premiums where there were only nine of-
fered, and have made good winnings at several other
shows. Eggs $3 00. Also a few cockerels for sale.
Oui U. u At
OKLAHOMA CITY. KANSAS CITY,
WICHITA, ST. liOL'IS,
Few Registered Duroc Sows. Also Some
Boars For Light Service. Priced right.
Come And See Them.
J. £. WESTLAKE
I 1 MILES EAST OF STUART
I have Cockerels for sale which represent the best qualities of
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCKS.
These birds are from breedings that won premiums in the
Kansas City show.
I also have eggs for hatching. Get my prices. It will pay
you if you contemplate buying either stock or eggs.
One-Half Mile South of the City, on Ninth Street.
McAlester, ....... Okla.
$7.30 then commands $t5.10 now.
COTTON-SEED OIL LAST
Thomas Foster, well known farmer-'
YEAR VALUED IN MILLIONS -^c^n stuart- ™ £ the
city Fhursday morning. Mr. hostel
I wish; to call your attention to the fact that I will sell at
public auction at the Pittsburg County Livestock Association
sale at the Fair Grounds, McAlester, Feb. 16, the following de-
sirable stock from my farm at Canadian, Okla.;
Two Herd Boars, one Tried Sow, 24 Rhode Island Red Hens
and 6 Rhode Island Red Cockerels.
These hogs are registered and cholera immune. They are
from the blood-lines that have made the Droz Herd at Fair-
field, la., and the Williams Herd at Marlow, Okla., famous
throughout the Swine World.
I am sure you will want to kceep these offerings especially
in mind on the date of the sale.
Dug Cesar, Owner
j city Thursday morning.
Most all of us can remember when! vv-ill endeavor to be at the big sale by' s
cotton-seed oil was a new product on j county breeders here Feb. 16. He)
the market, and w hen cotton-.seed I had intnended putting in some of his TT!
were almost a nuisance about the j excellent stock in this sale, but could —
farm. That was before the develop- j not arrange his : :Y.;irs so as to make
ment of the last 15 years, when sci- j the date. Incidentally, he pushed his
ence and machinery transformed j subscription up some more on The
this farm-waste into one of the big-, Guardian, remarking, "I like The
gest dividendpayes the farmer has. Guardian, that's why I take it."
on his farm. The day when cotton- J
seed could be bought for $3 a ton- C. F- Wilbirn advises us to change
sounds like ancient history, yet it! the address of his paper from Dodd
NOW IS THE I 1ME TO
Cull Your Poultry
Sell tlif McAlester Poultry C
all tlie stock you don't WUnt to ket)|>
I'll ICES HIGH.
129 S. M \IN
& Fg? Co.
' cblER, OKLA.
rocks. At the Pitts-
burg county fair, 1918
ami 1919, and the
county poultry show,
December, 1919. I won
as many firsts as all
other breeders com-
bined; at the state fair
at Muskogee I won five
firsts out of a possi-
ble eight against the
best breeders of the
south. Also made good
winnings at Oklahoma
City and Enid this
season. We trap nest
our pens and have bred
our flock up to a high
standard of egg pro-
duction. Visit our yards
and get our prices on
stock and eggs before
Twelfth and Miama McAlester, Okla.
was only a few years back. Now
they are worth $60. Some change.
Last year, the cotton-seed oil ex-
tracted from the seed out-turn was
over 176 million gallons, valued at
more than 227 million dollars. Then
there was the cake and meal, over
two million tons, valued at the pretty
penny of 116 million dollars. Add to
this 1,137,000 tons of hulls valued at
nearly 18 million dollars and linters
valued at 22 million, and you have the
City, Tex., to Hartshorne, Okla., and
the change is gladly made. We hate
to see a good Pittsburg County man
go looking the world over for a
better spot to light in, but when we
find a good farmer-stockman from a
state like Texas coming up this way,
we confess to a feeling of genuine
pleasure. It means stocking the
community with the right sore of ag-
ricultural business builders. Mr.
Wilborn and his brother have leased
amazing total of $383,580,000 as the the big Charles R. Allen plantation
value of cotton-seed products in the \ and ranch, just south of Hartshorne,
1918 crop. These are from govern-1 and will add materially to the pro-
ment figures just released on cotton gress being imade along the lines
statistics. j for better breeding and better farm-
The report also shows that for the ing.
last four years the cotton croo
throughout the world has been small, I The Guardian is pleased to call at-
being only 70 million bales for the tention to the numerous offerings now
four-year period, against 87 million running in the paper from stockmen
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