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Advice To The Young Man

When the young man leaves his father's home to plan out his course as a

farmer it is very necessary for him to observe two grand points:

1st. To so live, act and speak, as the Apostle Paul says, "void of

offense both to God and man;" and in these words there is a world of

thought. This constitutes our noblest characters in this life and the

life to come.

2nd. In relation to finance, or makin
and saving of money. Purchase a

good farm, just as much land as you can cultivate well, and no more;

don't have one surplus acre; don't do like some people, raise every

kind of stock and never have anything for market; but when you raise

hogs, raise nothing else for market but hogs; and raise all you can

fatten--that is, all you can raise corn to make fat; and by this rule

to have one or two car loads for sale every fall; you will become

wealthy if you live to be old.

In relation to managing your fields, be sure not to exhaust your soil;

if you are in timber land, sow wheat every other year on your

corn-fields; this will keep your land constantly improving from

ordinary land to rich land. If you live in prairie country where your

wheat will not pay, never sow oats unless you let your hogs take them

before cutting. Always have one clover field for your hogs to run on in

the hard months of summer and fall.

Now, reader, in conclusion, I will give you certificates of the most

prominent men in our vicinity, who tried and experienced the Stephen's

Hog Cholera Remedy, and became convinced of its great value and benefit

to man; and that all men may have confidence and rely on this remedy as

a fact, these men have gone before the Justice of the Peace and sworn

to the facts as they exist. You will see their certificates on the

following pages.

Now, reader, hoping we may both be greatly benefited by this little

work, I bid you God speed. Good-bye.


This is to certify that I bought one of Dr. J. H. Stephen's Hog

Cholera books in 1880, when my hogs were dying with that disease. I

went home and followed the directions of the book. I cured my hogs

and prevented the rest from having the disease. I here state I have

followed Dr. Stephen's book's directions for fifteen years, feeding

and raising hogs, with Cholera around me, and have kept my hogs

healthy ever since. You need not be afraid of Hog Cholera if you

have one of the books. The remedy will not cost more than one

dollar a year for one hundred hogs. No one that has hogs can afford

to do without it. I was living in Monroe county when I bought the

book. I am now living in Brunswick, Chariton county, Mo., with Hog

Cholera all around me. I am not afraid of it. If you doubt this,

write to me.


Witness, B. G. YOUNG.

October 15, 1895.


In 1870 my hogs, and many of those of my neighbors, died with Hog

Cholera; it also broke out again in '71. Dr. Stephens, of

Centralia, discovered a never failing cure for Hog Cholera. I used

his remedy, it being no expense or trouble, and I never lost a hog,

while every one of my neighbors lost a large portion of their hogs

by disease. My hogs running with them, I am satisfied that I would

have lost them, had it not been for this great remedy of Stephens,

that I used. I am satisfied that this remedy will either cure or

prevent Hog Cholera in any case. I am an old farmer, and would not

be without this sure remedy for any reasonable sum of money. I

conscientiously and unhesitatingly advise every farmer to not fail

to get at least a farm right, and save your hogs from that dreadful

destructive disease; for the remedy will cure and prevent Hog

Cholera in any case. I have experienced this fact, and the benefit

of it is the reason I set so high a value on it. I am a sojourner

near Cairo, Randolph county, Mo. Was born in Kentucky and emigrated

to Missouri in an early day.


June 24, 1872.


I hereby state a valuable fact. My hogs were dying with Cholera in

the fall of 1871; I offered the lot for a certain sum of money.

They were dying every day with Hog Cholera, in Boone County. I

finally offered them for a mere nominal sum, not being one-fifth

part of the value of the hogs, had not the Cholera been among them,

and they dying every day. Dr. J. H. Stephens of Centralia, Mo.,

said he could cure them, and Mr. R. E. Edwards, of Centralia, Mo.,

having faith in Dr. Stephens, bought the hogs. To my own knowledge,

the hogs were cured and fatted up, and made well; and I say for the

benefit of the public, that I believe that Dr. Stephens can either

cure or prevent Hog Cholera on any man's farm. I advise all farmers

to get his great and valuable remedy; it may save you thousands of


Given under my hand this June 22nd, 1872. This is for no benefit of

mine, but alone for the benefit of the public. This is a fact.


Trustee of the M.E. Church, Centralia.

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 22nd day of June, 1872.

J. M. WEST, J.P.


Centralia, Boone Co., July 3, 1872.

Dr. Stephens, of this place, I believe, has discovered at last the

great remedy both to cure and to prevent Hog Cholera. This disease

has made its ravages among hogs in every State like cholera among

men, but I hope and believe from experience, that Dr. Stephens has,

after all the remedies have been tried, discovered the great and

only reliable remedy, I am satisfied from theory and experience

that his remedy will both cure and prevent Hog Cholera. I bought a

lot of hogs, every one of which had the Cholera, on the faith that

Dr. Stephens would cure them. I bought the hogs of E. T. Bennett,

living in our town. They were dying every day, and I bought them at

a mere nominal sum, it not being, perhaps, one-fifth or sixth part

of the value of said hogs. I called on Dr. Stephens, and he

instructed me what to do. The remedy cost me but a trifle and I

cured every one, and my hogs fattened and did well--other hogs

dying all over town--mine cured sound and remained healthy. I am

not afraid of Hog Cholera any more; at least I am satisfied I can

cure it with Dr. Stephens' great remedy. This remedy I never before

heard of for Hog Cholera; but I have experienced the fact. The

great value is, it costs you, to prevent 1,000 hogs from having it

one year with three hours' labor, but $1.00. My advice is, don't

fail to obtain this valuable remedy at any cost. This is a fact

that I believe is worth more, and a greater saver of money to the

United States than any discovery that has been made in the 19th



Sup't. of the M.E. Sunday School, Centralia, Mo.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 3rd day of July, 1872.