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Internationa! Exposition at Chicago
to Be Larger Than EverOver
Eight Thousand Entries
CHAMPION SHORT HORN BULL
NOT, CHAMPION PERCHERON
INTERNATIONAL LIVE STOCK
or more powerful, the cattle more pro
ductive of juicy steaks, the pigs more
gloriously rotund and the sheep more
abounding in mutton.
If the thing keeps on, who is to tell
where this evolution of adipose tissue
is to end? Each individual hog will
,become so fat that it can no longer
uavigate on its own legs, but will have
to be mounted on a truck and hauled
around like a dowager in a tourist
chair. The horses will become so
strong that they will have the locomo
tive backed up and whistling for
mercy. The cattle and sheep will look
so appetizing that they will make a
vegetarian forswear his dietary faith
and revert to the carnivorous habits of
his ancestors. This year, on its tenth
anniversary, the stock show will be
larger than ever before. Already more
than 8,000 entries have been made. It
will be a festival of fatness, a riot of
flesh. It will have more pedigrees than
the English house of lords. If men
and women were half as well bred as
the hogs and steers at the international
this would be a better mannered world.
Some Class to This.
But oleaginous matter and heavy
Weights will not alone figure at this
convention of hoofs. There will also
be speed and class. The horse show
^Till constitute a part of the event, and
the contest of the syx-in-hands will
iiave the old Boman chariot races look
ing the back numbers that they are, or,
Tather, were. There will be equines of
every style and character, from the
English hunter to the Arabian steed
and from the Wyoming broncho to the
massive Percheron and Clydesdale. As
for cattle, they will come all the way
from Mexico to British Columbia, the
'Texas steer pawing dirt side by side
i-with the English Shorthorn.
As for sheep and sv.-ine, there
fee enough squeals and bleats that, if
BIG SHOW O IIVB STOCK
HE International Live Stock ex
which is held in Chi
cago Nov. 27-Dec. 10, is the su
preme court of prize winners,
the contest of champions, the apotheo
sis of the blue ribbon and the county
or state fair raised to the nth power.
It is all this and more. To describe it
adequately would require a special
breeding and feeding of adjectives in
the same way that the stock itself is
bred and fed. No mere common, un
pedigreed words are equal to the task.
If language could be perfected through
countless generations of plain and
fancy breeding, if parts of speech
could be fattened till they resembled
the glorified pig in rotundity, then
might there be some hope of telling
about this event in a tongue befitting
The stock show is a congress of
thoroughbreds, a meeting of the ani
mal aristocracy of the world. It is to
the four footed creation what an inter
national convention of fat men would
be to the two legged species. It start
ed in 1899 and has been growing big
ger year by year, bigger not only in
the aggregate, but in its individual ex
hibits. The horses have become fleeter
Brilliant Gathering of the Animal
Aristocracy of the World.
Draft Horse Exhibit to Be
Greatest Ever Seen.
iottled up and converted into power,
would furnish electric juice to run the
machinery of Chicago. There will be
nothing common or plebeian about this
stock, but it will have family trees
that would make a Fifth avenue aris
tocrat green with envy. American
breeders will show that they can pro
duce marvels with flesh and blood
equal to those that Luther Burbank
works on fruits and flowers. They
will demonstrate that in the evolution
ary process human selection is as much
swifter than Darwin's "natural selec
tion" as the twentieth century flier is
faster than the ox cart.
Supreme Court For Stockmen.
Other shows similar to the Interna
tional have been established in vari
ous parts of the United States, and the
live stock departments of county and
state agricultural fairs have experi
enced a revival of interest and rapid
growth as a result of the movement
started at Chicago in 1899. But the
International still stands as the lead
ing exponent of the Improved methods
of breeding and feeding. Its magnifi
cent annual shows, being the last of
the season, constitute the supreme
court in which the judgments rendered
at all the other stock shows of the
year are finally determined. Its final
decisions are looked forward to with
KING CUMBERLAND AND CAit-
STALLION, EXHIBITED AT THE
EXPOSITION IN CHICAGO.
the greatest interest by all breeders
and raisers of live stock.
Many improvements have already
been wrought in the flocks and herds
of the United States, and values of all
kinds of live stock have increased
greatly, due in large measure to the
better quality of animals sent to mar
ketthat quality which results pri
marily from better breeding, to en
courage which is the chief object of the
International and other stock shows.
A striking example of the benefit
that may be done by an educator like
these international exhibitions has
been furnished in the last few weeks.
Owing to the high price of corn many
farmers stopped feeding their stock
and marketed it in inferior condition,
feeling that they could not afford to
turn corn into cattle and hogs at that
figure. A few others, however, had
sufficient faith to continue feeding and
put their cattle into prime condition,
with the result that they have recently
sold at the best prices known since the
eighties. For example, M. P. Dunlap,
a widely known farmer and banker of
Jacksonville, 111., sold ninety-eight big
prime Shorthorn and Hereford steers,
weighing 1,834 pounds, at an average
of $165.61 per head, a price which has
not been reached since the days of the
civil war. Others have done almost
as well. So notable has been their tri
umph that one Chicago paper remarks:
It took men of courage and confident
understanding to feed these cattle. Who
were these strong hearted feeders, then,
for the most part?
If a close canvass of them could be
made It is safe to say a very large pro
portion of them would be found to be
men who have profited materially by the
knowledge they. have gained in judging
the merits of cattle and the methods of
feeding at the International Live Stock
exposition held in Chicago a few weeks
before the holiday season each year dur
ing the last nine years.
The following table shows the ad
vance in prices on the Chicago market
for the best live stock during ten years
since the international inaugurated the
movement for better breeding and feed
ing methods *.,vv T- '5-,t
Increase of Prices.
Statement showing top prices paid
on the Chicago market for live stock
in carload lots during the year 1900
compared with top prices paid during
the year to Nov. 10,1909:
1900. 1909. Increase.
Native beef steers...$6.60 $9.25 $2.65or40
Yearling beef steers 6.00 8.65 2.65 or 44 2
Western range steers 5.35 7.60 2.25 or 42
Texas cattle 5.90 7.50 1.60 or 27.1
Hogs .....6.85 8.60 2.75or47
Range sheep 4.75 6.00 1.25 or 26 3
Range lambs 6.15 8.90 2.75 or 44.7
This increase of prices has been co
incident with the stock show and at
least in part can be traced to its influ
ence. The day of slipshod, haphazard
farming has passed by in the United
States. The tiller of the soil and the
stock raiser must use the same intelli
gence and science in his workhe must
be as much of a specialist, in other
words, and must know as much of his
business as men in any other calling.
Long ago it was discovered that what
is known as mixed farmingi. e., not
only the raising of crops, but the feed
ing of stock on the same farm, is the
sort that pays.
The progressive modern business
farmer and stock raiser reads, calcu
lates and compares. He tests soils,
carefully selects seeds and studies
types of animals best adapted to prof
itable feeding and market demands.
He discusses methods with others who
have been successful in his lines of
endeavor, sees the results of their
work and compares them with his
own. He finds interest, profit, recrea
tion and enjoyment in the magnificent
opportunity to do all this and more at
such exhibits as the great annual
shows of the International Live Stock
The Coming International.
The tenth and greatest live stock
show will be held in the international
amphitheater, which is 310 by 600 feet
and seats 10,000 people, and about
twenty adjoining buildings at the Un
ion stockyards, Chicago, added to
which will be the splendid prize car
load exhibits of cattle, sheep and swine
in the Union stockyards proper, a se
ries of brilliant evening entertain
ments and the international horse show
of Chicago, which was inaugurated
last year, embracing all classes of
horses, and which is again to be held
this year in conjunction with the In
ternational Live Stock exposition.
Horses whose lineage dates back into
the dark ages will be seen in the ring
beside the most splendid specimens of
the English and Scottish types, whose
equals have never before been brought
together in such numbers in the histo
ry of the show ring.
One of the most spectacular events
in the horse show will be the six-in
hand contest of heavy draft horses.
Among the competitors will be the
magnificent six horse team of bays be
longing to Morris & Co. that won IRrst
prize in the New York horse show and
the team of grays of Armour & Co.
that won second prize. The Armour
team was also prize winner at the
London horse show and was pictured
in a double page of one of the British
illustrated weeklies. The six-in-hand
race at New York was one of the most
exciting events in that great exhibi
tion. The rules provided that the
wheel horses should weigh not less
than 3,800 pounds. The crowds were
aroused to the highest pitch of enthu
siasm by the agility with which these
great teams of magnificent animals
dashed about the ring in a series of
brilliant evolutions. After the rib
bons were distributed by the judges
the winning team was put through
fancy paces like skaters cutting figure
8's upon the ice, and so close were
the margins as they curveted back
and forth across the track at Madison
Square Garden that the liveried grooms
had to flee in wild disorder to keep
out of the way of their thundering
hoofs. Because of the keen rivalry
of this race the coming contest in Chi
cago between the same teams will be
all the more exciting.
Scope of the Show.
The widespread scope and character
of the International Live Stock exposi
tion are demonstrated by the fact that
twenty-two states, one territory and
four foreign countries contributed ex
hibits to the last show. Seventy-five
thousand dollars in cash premiums, be
sides numerous valuable trophies and
medals of honor, were distributed
among hundreds of exhibitors. Nearly
8,000 animals were on exhibition,, and
visitors from all over the United States
and many foreign lands were in at
tendance to' the number of 400,000.
These figures will undoubtedly be sur
passed at the coming show, which as
a whole and in every department is ex
pected to surpass anything of the kind
ever held before.
William Heap, recently re-elected
president of the British Meat Dealers'
United Associations in London and the
best known judge of fancy and fat bul
locks in the United Kingdom, has been
invited to judge the grade and cross
bred cattle as well as to select the blue
ribbon grand championship steers. He
is the first foreign judge to receive an
Taken all in all, the coming live
stock show promises to be the greatest
event of its kind ever held in the Unit
ed Statesperhaps the greatest ever
held in the world. To any one it should
prove a liberal education, and to those
directly Interested in live stock it will
be profitable as well. Held in the
world's chief meat packing center and
In the midst of the earth's greatest
agricultural district, it cannot but ex
hibit the furthest advance in all lines
of live stock raising.
It will write one more chapter in the
book of progress of this epoch making
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