The heaviest weight reported by the hog committee from Shepherdstown was the porker killed last week by Mr. Jep Wintermoyer, which weighed 415 pounds net. Mr. J. J. W. Johnson’s two big hogs betrayed the confidence that had been imposed in them, for while it was expected they would both go considerably over four hundred apiece they only ran up to 370 and 367. Williamsport, over in Maryland, is ahead up to the present time, and is likely to stay there. Mr. John Fuss, a resident of that place, butchered the boss hog last week. It weighed 534 pounds, dressed. Boonsboro is doing tolerably well. The Times says that James P. Ford killed six hogs that weighed 2,667 1/2 pounds, the largest weighing 516 1/2 pounds; M. Morrison slaughtered a 495 pounder; J. P. Houpt, a 465 pounder, and Edward Houpt one that weighed 393 1/2. Mr. James Flanagan’s porkers were not as big as they were a year or two ago. The biggest only weighed 302 and the five others averaged 244 pounds. Mr. John S. Grantham, of the Middleway neighborhood, killed two hogs that netted 1,021 pounds.
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