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tion was to 'produce a larger rabbit
than any other breeder. In this I
have succeeded. What the market
man needs is a quick growing animal
so that he can get his stock off his
hands before the profit is eaten up in
, "I realized this first when I was in
the market business myself. I start
ed with Belgian Hares, but switched
to the Flemish Giant because of the
difference in size and weight of the
two breeds. Now I raise only Flemish
Giants. "For the first four weeks
Flemish and Belgian grow at about
the same rate, but when the Belgian
goes into the moult he slows up and
stays in the moult considerably
longer than the Giant Consequently
the Flemish Giant is a better animal
for the market man.
"Breeding blooded stock is much
more profitable and much easier than
raising stock for the market. When
I was in the market business I had
425 rabbits, tl is considerable work
to take care of these.
"In the market business the best
price you can ever get is the market
quotation, while as a breeder I can
demand my own price-and get it,
too! Animals that cost me a dollar
to raise frequently' sell for from $12
to $15. But, speaking in the slang
sense, one must be able to 'deliver
the goods' to get this price. My
blooded Flemish Giants bring from
$1.50 to $2.50 in 8 to 10 weeks, ac
cording to the pedigree of their par
ents. "I entered two rabbits'in the Oak
land poultry show last year and won
with both; the first prize for the best
buck of any age, breed or color; the
special prize; also a second prize.
"Hard work? Yes, indeed. When
I started I had many trials, but kept
on in the face of discouragement. But
any woman with 15 or 20 good stock"'
Flemish Giants can make a comfort
able living, if she will apply herself."
The more quickly an article of food
Is cooled the longer it will keep.
STEPDAUGHTER LATE ADMIRAL
EATON REJECTS 17 SUITORS
To have rejected seventeen pro
posals at seventeen years of age is
the unique distinction of Dorothy
Ainsworth, daughter of Mrs. Jennie
May Eaton, who, was recently ac
quitted Of poisoningher second hus
band, Rear Admiral! Joseph-Eaton.
Following the news -that Mrs.v
Eaton had remarried .her f first. hus-.
band,. D. Henry Ainsworth. Dorothy's
father, came the word' that the youngs
lady herself was seriously consider
ing four offers of marriage and is?
likely to accept one soon.
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One thing in favor of gossfps they
never talk abouOHemselveSi