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VOL. XXVIII. No. 12.
Seattle-King Coo Poultry Assn's Annual $How
The recent annual show of the Se
attle-King County Poultry Associa
tion was one of the best ever held on
the Coast. More than a thousand
fowls, exclusive of a good pigeon ex
hibit, participated and most of them
were very good birds too.
The attendance was fairly large
and consisted in a large measure of
people just beginning to be interested
iv poultry raising.
Being unable to secure the large
hall used for last year's show, the
show officials were obliged to drop
from the program a number of exhibits
that would undoubtedly have p.ioveu
of great interest to all poultry raisers,
Ist Black Orpington Cock.
John L. Craib, Auburn, Wash.
but pirticulary so to the cbickeu
ranchers from the country. Thf'se
discarded features included exhibits
of baby chicks of different breeds and
varieties reared in brooders and by
ritfturai metbods ; also demonstrations
of proper methods of pump feeding or
"cramming" and of killing, bleeding,
cooliug an packing poultry tor mar
ket; also the actual work of trap-nest
ing fowls for the selection of the best
layers. These features were dropped,
most reluctantly, because of want of
room for them; but strenuous efforts
will be made by the association to
secure a large hall for its next show
so that all these practical displays
may be made.
One feature of great interest to the
ranchers was retained — the utility
display pens. These fowls were shown
in good sized pens on the floor and
attracted more attention from all the
visitors thau any of the exhibits of
the fanciers. The fowls in these pens
were a line lot; Ot to compete in the
singles if properly groomed. Some of
them, in fact, were conditioned Onely,
the winning pen being shown in
exquisite condition and making a
beautiful appearance as they hustled
for their grain in the deep straw of
KENT and SEATTLE, WASH, DECEMBER 15, 1910.
* * December 6*lO, 1910 * *
Ist Prize Cock
Ist Prize Cockerel
other entries of this popular bre*>d.
White Leghorns were very strong.
Orpingtons were a large class in
this show and the strongest showing
was made by J. L. Craib who ex
hibited a lot of good oues iv all these
varieties of this useful aud handsome
The Plymouth Rocks were well
represented competing in the barred
and white varieties being very strong
while a line exhibit of buffs by
A ugu«tine <fc Kyer had no competition.
Wyaudottes were not a large class
but the birds shown were, almost
without exception, very fine ones.
(Jus Bogan's whites were a splendid
lot of birds and some of them were
sold for a price that will certainly
keep the wolves from congregating on
The Khode island Reds were well
represented the rose combed ones of
Black Bros, having the edge on the
Ist Prize White Wyandotte Cock.
Gus Bogan, Montera, Wash.
class and the awards were pretty well
split and tfce Buff Leghorns of W. J.
Moore were a grand lot of fowls. A
laige number of Anconas were showu,
some of them pretty good ones. It is
evident that this useful breed is
rapidly gaining in popularity, as it
There was a good dispay of pigeons,
in many varieties, and Mr. Whitley,
who was iv charge of this department
A. D. Cowan,
Starr-Boyd Bldg ,
of the show, was kept busy explaining
the methods of squab raising to the
curious crowds; while the bantam
class made a beautiful showing, Kim
ball Palmer getting the largest num
ber of awards and little Charley
Burnett—third of that name—doing
pretty well in that respect himself.
Many out-of-town people visited
the show and a good many sales were
made to them; and it was noticable
that, for the most part they bought
the very best that was for sale. Black
Bros., Gus Bogau, K. D. Cowan, J.
L. Craib, Wm. Smith, W. Turner and
K. K. Upper were among those who
made sales at good prices, but in
every case the purchaser got good
value for his money.
All in all, it was a Bne, well round
ed show anud Messrs. Burnett, Craib
and Hunt of the show committee and
Superintendent Ed. Black deserve
great credit for it.
ist Prize White Plymouth Rock Cock.
Wm. Smith, Bremerton, Wash.
U. S. Census Report.
WASHINGTON, Deo. 10—In the
United States and all its possessions
the Stars and Stripes protect 101,100,
--000 souls. This is the official esti
mate of the United States bureau of
the census, announced today in con
nection with the population statistics
for the country as enumerated in the
13th census. It includes the Philip-
50c Per Year, 5c the Copy
pines, Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Alaska
and the Panama Canal Zone.
Within its borders on the North
American continent, exclusive of
Alaska, the United States has a popu
lation of 91,972,266 inhabitants.
In the last ten years the states of
the Union had an increase in popu
lation of 10,977,691, which amounts to
21 per cent, over the 190() ilgures.
Since the tirst census was taken,
in 1790, the country has grown 25
times as large, the population then
having been 3,929,214, slightly larger
than the present population of Texas.
The growth of the country was
greater than has been expected by the
Ist Prize Cockerel Rose Comb Rhode
Black Bros. Coupevllle, Wash.
expert statisticians, who have closely
watched the pi ogress of the country's
WAHKINGTONS' GAIN HIGHEST.
The state of Washington carries off
the banner for rate of inert ase in
population between 1900 and 1910.
Its present population, announced by
the Censns Bureau today to be 1,141,
--990, exceeds that of 1900, by 023,887,
or a gain of 120.4 per ceut.
No other state in the Uniou showed
so large an iiK-reM.se. Oklahoma is
second with 100.7 per cent gain, and
Idaho is third with 101.9 per cent.
With this enormous increase of popu
lation, Washington will have five rep
resentatives in Congress after the new
apportionment is made and would
have six but for the fact that the
basis of apportionment probably will
be increased to 225,000 or 230,000.
Census Dirpctor Durand today call
ed attention to the fact that the rate
Of growth of population during the
past ten years was greater iv the
Pacific Northwest than in any other
part of the country, the average in
crease for Oregon, Washington and
Idaho, taken collectively, being 94.C