Executors’ Credit Sale by Public Auction


F. W. Stone Estate


Farms and livestock of the late Frederick William Stone will be offered for sale on Thursday the 21st of March, 1895, at the “Moreton Lodge” farm, one mile from Guelph, next the Ontario Agricultural College.  The stock will comprise a large herd of purebred Hereford and Shorthorn cattle, cows, heifers, and young bulls, a number of good agricultural horses of the Suffolk Punch breed, and a number of purebred Cotswold and Southdown sheep.


The farms comprise the Moreton Lodge farm of about 200 acres, next the Ontario Agricultural College, and immediately adjoins the proposed Guelph Electric Street Railway, also on the route of the Hamilton and Guelph Radial Road, with stone house and stone stable, fine large barn and stabling for a large number of cattle and horses, large sheep sheds, driving sheds, implement sheds, carpenter’s shop, etcetera.


Also two frame houses with another barn and stabling, root houses, etcetera, on the part formerly known as the McBride farm.


“The Plains” farm of about 248 acres, about three miles from the city of Guelph and just adjoining Arkell Village, with its church chapel, school, store, etcetera, and a station on the C.P.R., by which Guelph can be reached in 10 minutes.


The Saw Mill Property, about three miles from Guelph, on which is a good mill site, on the splendid creek running through it into the River Speed, which runs through the westerly part, being composed of lots 12, 13, and 14, concession 6, in the Township of Puslinch, containing 60 acres, more or less, about 45 acres cleared.  This property, with little expense, could be made the best trout preserve in this locality.


“The O’Neill” farm of about 63 acres on the westerly side of the Dundas Road, with an old log house and good frame barn and excellent land.


Also, about 33 acres of land, being a portion of the block in which the Ontario Agricultural College property is situate.


All the above farms are exceedingly rich, having been used for over 40 years for breeding the largest herd of purebred stock in Canada.


The sale of stock will commence at 1:00 p.m. sharp.


The sale of farms will be held about 4:00 p.m., on the conclusion of the sale of the cattle.


Terms on Stock — Sums under $20, cash; over that amount, credit till 1st December next on approved joint notes.  Interest at the rate of six per cent per annum off for cash.


Terms on Farms — 10 per cent cash, balance of one-third within 80 days, and the remainder on mortgage at 5½ per cent, if desired.


Walter MacDonald

Harry Merton

Executors, F. W. Stone Estate


Ingram and Heffernan, Auctioneers



from the Guelph Mercury newspaper