The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 22, 1897 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 22, 1897
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TttE UPPEK DBS MOINDS: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 22,1897. THE PERFECTION World's Fair Commissioner Says The Little Traveler Machine is Simple and Durable, and Does All That is Claimed for It—Read Mis Letter.. Note frhat the Hon. Samuel Dysart, World's Fair commissioner and secretary of the Agricultural Society of Illinois, says about the Little Traveler Machine: FBANKLtN GROVE, 111., April 12, 1897.—This will introduce to you P. D. Trowbridge, who is introducing the Little Traveler Fence M|phine, for the purpose of enabling each person who may purchase it to weave his own fence on his premises at a much less cost than such a fence can be bought from any manufacturer. Mr, Trowbridge has set one of the machines at my place. I have seen it work and worked it myself, and can truthfully say that it makes to perfection the fence he represents, with samples. The machine is simple and durable and can be setup and worked by any ordinary person. I have purchased a machine for my own use and recommend it to all. Respectfully, SAMUEL DYSART. Best Thing He Ever Saw. OWATONNA, Minn., Deo. 4, 1897.—To whom this may concern: I have purchased of your salesman, D. A. Grimes, one of the Little Traveler Fence Machines and have built five rods of fine galvanized arch top fence, which I built at a cost of 49 cents a rod, 4 feet high, and think it the best fence I ever saw. I have a large amount of old barb wire on my farm which I intend to weave up into hog fence. I find it makes the cheapest, best and most durable fence for stock I have ever seen. The machine is easy to work and is something that I can recommend to everybody. Have found the company good, honorable men and square in all their dealings. WM. GAMBLE, County Commissioner. The Most Practical, Durable and Effective Fence Machine. GENESEO, 111., May 12, 1897.—To the farmers interested in hog fencing I will be pleased to have any such call at my farm, five miles southeast of Geneseo, and examine a string of 31 rods put up with a "Little Traveler"fence machine in 5J hours' time, using barbed wire pickets at a cost of 22 cents per rod, fence 30 inches high, Will say I think it the most practical, durable and effective all-purpose fence I have ever seen that is in reach of the farmer. I have purchased one of the machines and am well pleased. W. H. ATWOOD. All Farmers Want It. OWATONNA, Minn., Dec. 4,1897.—L. D. Fowler, Superintendent The Little Traveler Fence Machine Co.: I have bought one of your fence machines of your salesman, D. A. Grimes, and find this machine is what every farmer wants. It is easy to work and you can use up all old material on the farm, such as barb wire, barrel staves, sticks or any material going to waste, and with five cents worth of wire per rod can make a first-class hog fence. This fence can be made on uneven ground and the fence will be perfectly tight where manufactured fence cannot be stretched; and I highly recommend the company and their salesmen as being good, honorable men and upright in their dealings, aad will say to all my farmer friends, thjs is the machine we all need, as the price is within reach of all. Yours respectfully, E. C. BURK. Just What They Say It Is. ELGIN, Minn., Sept. 17,18»7. Mr. J-i. D. Fowler—Dear Sir: The fence machine I purchased of your salesman, C. W. Fifield, is all that it was represented to be, and is what every farmer needs. Your son Robert built me 10X rods of 4-foot fence and was just one hour and 50 minutes building it. It is the cheapest and best fence I have on my farm. I have taken pains to see quite a number of my neighbors who have purchased your machine, and I find every man well satisfied. I cannot say too much for The Little Traveler Fence machine and the company. M. A. Coos, Praises It Highly. MEUIDEN, Minn., Oct. 8,1897. Have bought of your salesman, R. L. Fowler, one of The Little Traveler Fencing Machines and have built five rods of fine galvanized arch top fence and think it the best fence I have ever seen. The machine js easy, to run and a person can make the best of hog fence out of old barb wire, old boards, or anything that is going to waste on the farm. H. J. BOSBNAU. Patrons in Kossuth County. Fpllowlngvis a. pai-Mal list pf some of our leading farmers who have bought The Little Traveler Fence Machines during the past few days: Win. Starks, Will. M. E. Sput,har<J, p. L. Win. Parr, 0. Grant John T. Q. Stran4he.rg, Piehl, John Keyser Nick Redding, Fred Wiekman, 4. J, Lehman, 5. E. Stephens, E. A, E. The Fence for the Farmer. Bank of Denison, Denison, Iowa. First National Bank, Horton, Kansas. Commercial Bank, Avoca, Iowa. State Savings Bank, Red Oak, Iowa. READ MAT Dffl Meier MANUFACTURERS OF Fence Mines, Fences, Little Dandy Lifting Jacks and ottier Farm Specialties. A RELIABLE CONCERN. The Little Traveler Fence Machine Company Sell 700 Machines in Steele County—Their Honorable Business Methods. [From the Owatonna, Minn., Journal.} The agents of the Little Traveler Fence Machine company, who have been doing business in this county for the past six weeks, have practically completed their work and have met with a gratifying degree of success. The device which its agents have been introducing is one which commends itself as a practical fence builder, and it will save those using it a great deal of time and considerable expense. The fact that during their short stay in Steele county the agents have sold 700 of their machines, plainly indicates that their advantages are patent to everybody, and that the Little Traveler Fence Machine is particularly well suited to the needs of our farmers. In the adjoining county of Olmstead, 800 were sold in two months, and so far as we have heard the Little Traveler Fence Machine has in every case given entire satisfaction. The company is a reliable one. It was established in 1892 in Kansas, with a capital stock of $25,000, and the manufacture of the Little Traveler Fence Machine has rapidly developed into one of the leading industries of that great state. The men who are connected with the home office are prominent and well known as men of integrity and honor. Its president is Mr. M. Cahill, and its secretary and treasurer Mr. E. F. Madden, president of the First National bank of Hays City, Kas. The factories are turning out 150 machines a day, but so great is the demand for the Little Traveler Fence Machine that it is impossible almost to promptly supply it. Mr. L.-D. Fowler has had charge of the work here, and he has proved himself a thorough business man, upright, energetic, reliable, and straightforward in his methods of conducting the affairs of the company. The gentlemen associated with him in introducing the machine have shown themselves worthy of the public confidence, and the success they have met with shows in how great a degree they enjoy it. Generally it pays a farmer to beware of peddlers and traveling strangers and it is therefore all the more gratifying to know that the rule does not apply in the case of the agents of the Little Traveler Fence Machine company. They can be relied upon to live up to their contracts and those dealing with them need have no fear but that they will conform to any agreement they, may make, ^ ' Cheapest and Best. Address all Communications to E. P. MADDEN, Secretary and Treasurer, "Hays City, Kansas, Minn., Sept. 4, 1897.—purchased one of the Little r Fence Machines and bare built a Jot of hog fence, which I make out oj my old wire. The machine is easy to run, and will say, it is the .cheapest, Strongest, and most durable I hay? eW eeejj, apfl }t J8 some- N presenting to our patrons our circular for 1897 we ask a careful consideration of the following facts A ~ v arid testimonials: First and foremost it is an evidence of thrift and successful management to set a farm with everything kept snug and in a good state of repairs. Not only is this so in regard to buildings, but more pecially so in regard to fences, while on the contrary, a run-down condition of things indicates not only carelessness aud a want of thrift, but it must be conceded that well fenced pastures anq lanes anablt the farmer to handle bis stock and crops with less trouble and ;reater profits; aud, as the profits are ne main inducements in running a arm, it follows that this feature requires :areful consideration. It is a fact which does not admit of argument that rail fences are a thing of he past; and barb wire, while it has ans- A'cred admirably for the purpose of a cat:le fence, has been entirely unsatisfactory as a horse or hog fence. It is not necessary to mention here the amount of damage done yearly, to say nothing of the cruelty inflicted on animals. In fact, laws are now in force in some states prohibiting its use. Then the board fence. While it is a fjood enough fence while new, its life- l.-.uie is .very short and hence expensive. We have now solved the problem, as 'iriil be conceded by a careful perusal of ?hese pages, and more fully by an exauii- lation of om machine and its practical >peration. So simple in its operation that a boy ;an successfully operate it. So durable (being made entirely of malleable iron) that it will last a lifetime; so cheap that no farmer need be without it. The illustrations here given will show some of the great varieties of fence which, can be made with these machines, and as they are sold upon a fair and satisfactory trial, there is not the least liability of anyone being deceived. Cut No. i represents our Combination Slat and Wire Stock Fence, with ma- ,*.hiutt in operation. Cut No. 2 repiesentb our Slat and Wire Fence more particularly for gardens. Cut No. 3 represents our all-wire "Patent Hog Fence," which is so constructed 'chat the barbs, as shown, are on the edge Cut No. i. of the wire picket, as a guard against hogs rooting, yet the side surface is smooth, so that a horse coming in con. tact with it, would not be injured. This is the coming wire hog fenee, being made rapidly and cheap, and a lifetime laster. Cut No. 4 represents the ordinary barb wire cut up in lengths and woven in place of wood pickets. Old or refuse barb wire can be used in this way. Cut No. 5 represents our elegant strong As to the universal and widesprcaa mvor and the general demand for these machines, we will refer you to only a few Cut No. 4. of the many thousands of communications we are daily receiving as to their merits. We ask you to try them and if Cut No. a. and everlasting Lawn or Yard Fence, cheaper than wood and many times more lasting. It is a beauty. In prairie sections, or in fact, any ^lace where lumber is dear, it makes an Cut No. 3. excellent and cheap Corn Crib (Cut No 6). The cheapest known system of con etnictim? a corn crib. Cut No. 5. not satisfactory, return, them at our expense. Extract from a statement by John W. Pirtle, ex-sheriff and one of the most reliable fanners in Davis county, Iowa: To whom it may concern. I have experimented with and thoroughly tested the merits of the Little Traveler Fence Machine, purchased one and know it to be a good thing and consequently recommend it to the farmers of Davis county and everyone else who wants tight fences. I took fourteen orders for these machines in four days. JOHN W. PIRTI<E. SEPT. 13, 1895.—After close figuring on the cost of a yard fence that would be chicken-proof, I invested in a Little Traveler Machine, and the result is, I now have 20 rods of the best fence I ever owned, and could now throw my machine away and have money left on the difference of cost between what I now have and what I would have spent on any other fence. The Little Traveler Machine is no humbug. W. T. BAUMGARTEN. Cut No. 6. WEST GROVE TOWNSHIP, Oct. 12,1895. —This is to certify that I purchased one of the Little Traveler Fence Machines, and having used it can recommend it to be all O. K. I took down a small string of board fence of eight rods, that cost me $4 last spring, put up with this machine the same string with new paling sawed, for $1.75. This fence is much bettel than the board fence. C. S. BURGHSR. MACON, Mo., Aug. 6, 1895.—GENT£B. MEN: I have thoroughly tested the Little Traveler, and I am more than pleased. With two medium sized rails and 5 cents worth of wire I can make a rod of strictly first-class hog fence which will turn hogs better and is more durable than a three board fence which will cost 40 cts, per rod. If I could not get another I would not take $50 for it. I got up two clubs of ten each in one week. D. F. SCRUTCHFIEI.D. MACON, Mo., Aug. 5, 1895.—A prominent fanner, Mr. Draper savs: The fence machine we bought of you is a practical aud indispensable article on a farm. Call make better fences and much cheaper than we were able to do before we purchased it. It is worth many times its cost to any farmer. N. DRAPER & SON. Little Traveler Fence Machine Co.: I am greatly pleased with the fence machine. It is the cheapest, strongest and best fence of which I have any knowledge, and the machine is easy to operate. I consider it a great success. R. LINT. GENTLEMEN: The fence machine \ve purchased of you is the thing every farmer needs. With 5 cents worth of wirewe can make a better fence than we ever saw made on any other plan. Can also make a variety of all-wire fences very cheap, very strong, and can make them very fast. The farmer who fails to purchase one makes a great mistake. T. P. HUFFMAN. WooptAWN, Mo., July 14, 1895.—To whom it may concern: This is to say that [ have examined the Little Traveler Pence Machine, and think it superior to I have ever seen. It is a much bet- :er machine than I paid $11 for, is more durable, easier to operate, and will make , i better fence. I have over a mile o$ wire and picket fence on my farm, and consider it the cheapest and best fence A can build. W. R. BENSON. We refer to a few of the many promi. nent farmers of Bloomfield, Iowa, and vicinity who have purchased these ma« chines in the last few weeks: John W. Pirtle, J. U. Shadley, Quill Russell, Sam Reaves, Allen Berry, John Bollman, D. G. Cruikshank. S. E. Lee, D. H. Murray, G. W. Rayburn, F. G. Burkholder. J. C. Hills, J. G. Morris, J. B. Owsley, Abraham Blot, J. H. Russell, D. M. Bell, R. Klingensmith, C. T. Drosbrum, A. McNeal, Fred Rochlitz, John Pearson, John Stevig, W. Adams, U. S. Onstat, This fence being made to fit the lay of the laud, obviates the trouble so com-- monly experienced in stretching p a& ^ v '~ factored fence, as an even tension is naq on every wire by this system, which is impossible in stretching a manufactured fence over uneven surfaces. , After experimenting on vanous plans of introducing these machines, we nave, found the club plan to be the cheapest; and most satisfactory to the Company and the purchaser. Our regular retau price for machine complete, at factory, IS $12.00; we club them in lots of ten &\ 9 ,.oo each. Little Traveler Fenoe pcHlne Co., HAYS CITY, KANSAS. G. D. Goode, David Moore, Mr. Meredith, A. Judsou Davis. L. F. Adams, J. Hanna, J. H. Allbright, D. G. McConnell, S. J. Adams, James Roberts, R. S. Marshall, J. J. Henderson, J. J. Foster, Levi Baldridge, Frank Hutchens, Mr. O'Neil, And ninety others. SEE SAMPLE FENCE AT Tliorln WWUWPIP HUPPH^ IPMUBP ^WBPPpp^ PW^^^P wpwwW w^^ww wi^^w*

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