John Barrett’s Eastern Cattle

“Mr. John Barrett left last evenining for points in New York and Pennsylvania to visit relatives and buy cattle,” reported the August 10, 1900 Skidmore Standard.

It appears that Mr. Barrett had a successful trip. This report appeared in the September 7, 1900 edition:

Eastern Cattle.

Mr. John Barrett returned from his eastern visit last Saturday evening with six cars of cattle which he had bought in Pennsylvania. He said he had one pair of young steers that has worked under a yoke, and he intends to show these Missourians something so old that it will be decidedly new to them.

Mr. Barrett spent two or three weeks visiting relatives in New York and Pennsylvania and was accompanied home by two nephews, Messrs Walter and Charles Barrett, and his brother-in-law, Mr. Ernest Abbott, all of Pennsylvania. Mr. Abbott will return east in a few days but the two young Messrs. Barrett will remain here this fall and coming winter.