Agriculture

October 5, 2023

Big Hogs at Bolivar

BIG HOGS AT BOLIVAR. — One of our patrons and old friends at Bolivar, (we will not mention his name because he is a very modest man, as well as very handsome,) gives us the following […]
August 4, 2023

Finest Hogs shipped to Georgetown; Harpers Ferry

Our town, says the Georgetown Gazette, already begins to reap some of the advantages to be derived from that splendid and great undertaking, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. Last week there was received here in one […]
August 1, 2023

Big Hogs in Jefferson County

Big Hogs.The following are some of the weights of big porkers killed in the town and county: Geo. W. Duke a 400-pounder ; Alex Freeman, two at 385 and 382 ; H. M. Loyns one at […]
July 25, 2023

Alliance Meeting at Moler’s

There was a very interesting meeting of Moler’s Alliance at Moler’s Cross Roads last Friday, the occasion being a dinner given by the Alliance to visiting brethren and friends. The ladies of that section are famous […]
July 24, 2023

Flanagan successful harvest; Duke bull attack.

The Harper’s Ferry Sentinel says that Mr. John Flanagan, one of Jefferson’s successful farmers, harvested this year from 16 acres of ground 467 bushels of wheat, an average yield per acre of over 29 bushels. Sunday […]
July 24, 2023

Dry month; Corn Crop

The past month has been an extremely dry one, and vegetation has suffered greatly for want of rain. The corn crop in this section will not be nearly as large as usual, as the ground has […]
July 22, 2023

Reinhart, big crop of corn.

Mr. E. Hess Reinhart raised a big crop of corn this year. On 13 acres he raised 950 bushels, and average of 73 bushels per acre. The corn was of the “Golden Beauty” variety, and Mr. […]
July 22, 2023

Still they come (Hog Statistics)

The hog statistics are still coming in. Mr. Frank M. Moler, near Bakerton, killed five last week that averages 833 pounds each. The largest weighed 390 pounds. Mr. Isaac Kidwiler, near the same place, killed one […]
July 22, 2023

Hog Statistics; Hog Committee

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 […]
July 22, 2023

Turkeys for Sale

For Sale– Some full-bred mammoth bronze turkeys, imported from Bedford county, Pennsylvania. Terms moderate. Inquire of Mrs. D. M. Daniels, Bakerton, W. Va.
July 18, 2023

Morgan’s Grove Fair

Notwithstanding the heavy rain Monday night and the gloomy outlook Tuesday morning, a large crowd of persons assembled at Morgan’s Grove to witness the opening of the third annual agricultural exhibition. The entries of horses, colts, […]
July 17, 2023

Ran over by Tramcar; Barn Burned

MAN BEHEADED.Run Over by a Tramcar Near Shepherdstown– Barn Burned A young man by the name of Walters, about 18 years of age, was instantly killed at the Virginia ore bank, about six miles east of […]
December 10, 2020

Feeding Pigs on Car Wheels

N. P. Willis in a recent letter, detailing a trip over the Baltimore & Ohio Road, thus mentions a novelty in keeping swine: “And by the way, there is another novelty of railway sustenance, which I […]
May 23, 2020

Harper’s Ferry Notes

According to the Harper’s Ferry Sentinel farm laborers are scarce in that vicinity and high priced, owing to all the laborers being in demand by the following industries in operation in the district. The Halltown Straw […]
May 22, 2020

Swope discovers 100lb of Honey

Charles Swope, who has been working in the clearing of the Messrs. Turner, west of town, found a bee tree a few days ago, and when it was cut down it yielded about a hundred pounds […]
May 22, 2020

Bakerton, 1890

Bakerton is the name of the new town that is being built up at Oak Grove school-house. It is two and a-half miles from the main line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, by which it […]
May 22, 2020

Bakerton, 1892 Report

COMMUNICATED.Bakerton, W. Va. February 2, 1892 DEAR EDITOR– As your correspondent, with many others of this community, has been so unfortunate as to have the grippe, you have had no news from this section for some […]
May 20, 2020

John W. Caton – Warning to Neighbors

WARNING.ALL persons are hereby warned not to allow hogs to trespass upon my premises.JOHN W. CATON