Praiswater Sale at King Grove Farm, 1908

On February 3, 1908, J. W. Praiswater held a closing out sale at his farm, the King Grove farm, 5 miles northwest of Maitland and 5 miles southwest of Skidmore. Here’s the advertisement from the January 30, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 4:

Ad for a closing out sale by J. W. Praiswater. Ad is illustrated with drawings of a horse and a cow. Text follows.
Skidmore New Era, Jan. 3, 1908, p. 4.

Ad reads, “Closing out sale! I will sell at my farm 5 miles northwest of Maitland and 5 miles southwest of Skidmore, known as the King Grove farm, on Monday, February 3, 1908, at 10 a.m. the following described property, to wit: 17 horses, Four good brood mares in foal, all good workers. 3 coming 5-year old geldings, well broke and good workers. 4 coming 3-year olds, only halter broke, but good ones. 2 coming 2 year olds, only halter broke, but good ones. 1 coming 1-year old. The most of these horses are high bred coachers. Grain and Hay. About 1,300 bushels of corn in crib, under cover. About 13 tons extra fine Timothy hay, baled. About 3 tons of fine millet hay, baled. A lot of hickory wood. A few farm implements and other things too numerous to mention. 57 head of cattle consisting of 11 head of good milk cows, 4 with calves by side. 6 2-year old heifers, in calf. 11 coming yearling heifers. 29 good yearling steers. Chickens, about 3 dozen pure bred White Rock hens. 14 pure bred White Rock cockerels. Terms: All sums of $10 and under cash. All sums over $10 a credit of 12 months will be given, purchaser giving note with approved security, bearing 8 per cent interest from date. There will be no by bidding. No property to be removed until terms of sale have been complied with. J. W. Praiswater. Hosmer & Son, Auctioneers. M. C. Burmbaugh, J. C. Weller, Clerks. Lunch on Ground.”

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