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THE SUN, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1912.
Fi DINNER TIME FOR FLOCK OF WHITE LEGHORNS AT RANCOCASI POULTRY DIRECTORY Roup is Common Now Urccrlinpr for Perfect Specimens Results in (general Improve ment of the Stock. It may appesr la your Bock at any time. rWl let it stttrk Prtreotlt. Put la rout fowl and cm aown your prouu. 6 3 the drinking water fr&2 Roup Cure Ooarenteeit to ptTnJ ana cure thU fatal illataa. . Me. STANDARDS ESTABLISHED 1'nnsunl Show the Climax of the Vnnciers' Yenr Points About Judging. Br rnnp, i n. sToxr.nrnw. The poultry Industry owes much to the fanciers of America, without whom the htiklnn. of commerctnl oollll TV tiroductlon would probablv he ti a much less secure. I foundation. In short, mm h of (he progress ! In poultry culture nlonir lioth utility and ! faneyllneslsthodlreet result of the mjcnlfl rent work of the true fancier, the devoted breeder of thnrouihbred fowls. The fanciers as class breed poultry with the view of producing specimens ijossesslnsr exhibition iimilltv, fit to enter the show room In competition for prize". A few breed due bird merely for their own pleasure, but the sres t mnlorlty epect to hive their flock yield some revenue from the le of eR for hnt hlne bihv chicks and ethlhltlon Mock. A a mle fnnelers devote themselves to recoirnlreit breeds of poultry, thouch a few seem to specialize In the produellon of some new breed or variety widen tbev hope to make popul.ir laecaur-e of beauty or come spci'lnl iguullt Ir-.- not found In cxl-tlns kinds To the fancier, then, mutt be elven credit for the perfection In which our vari ous breeds and varieties are now bred, and for the Introduction of new kinds from time to time. Ilecause of this or! the entire business has been placed upon higher plane and systematized, To- lay it Is possible for a poultry innti in Call- i ferula to order eKirs or stock of 11 certain variety from a breeder in any other State feelln sum that ho will yet bird- of n definite alr.e. conformation mid feather marking and that possess certain tlxed characteristics, such n color of egus, Ac. Ib the old days such purchase wcr invariably a sort of Ramble, each breeder baring his personal ideas regarding what a bird of a certain kind should be: and since there was such a wld difference of opinion existing ther" was a great diversity anions: fowls of different flocks of the same allied breed. Gradually, through cooperative ac tion effected by the vailou poultry club, mare uniformity was secured, and th-whole matter was speedily crystallized by the organization of a nationwide association of poultry fanciers and breeders, the Amer ican Poultry Association. The most im portant and helpful work of this great orianilatton h.is been the establishment and publication of bred standards or description", vhleh haxe serxed to place upon a solid foundation the business of telling hatchinz egg and stock, and made possible the tyrcnt poultry eihlbltlons which are such a feature of the Industry to-day. The fanciers too have steadfastly stood for the betterment of the industry by sup porting all such worthy muses as the es tablishment anil extension of poultry departments at the xurious State agricul tural colleges and experiment stations, and the enactment of beneficial laws bearing upon the industry. Without (his vital interest and concert! action on the part of these uble breeder the A in-rii.i 11 hen would still be at the (nil of the procession instead of ociupxinc the proud place im mediately behind the band, as at ncsnr. The poultry show is the climax of the fancier's year. Alter month of planning arid careful work, beginning with the selec tion and mating of the breeding stock, and continued through the hatching, growing, selection, grooming and training of ins best specimens, he finally seen hi pts In open competition with the best that the other breeders can produce. The relative merits of each exhibit are passed upon by tinblas-ed expert Judges, and the breeder thus learns whether he I entitled to the crown of uc. ceaa or must return to Ins home with new Ideas and the determination to overcome the fault In hi bird another season Thus the big show provides at once an education and an inspiration for the fancier who could not otherwise learn the exact decree of perfection to which hi stock ha been developed. To the commercial fancier, w hose busies it Is to sell egg ami stock, the placing of the awards means pinch Purchasers usually demand the best, and their judgment i largely Influenced by the show record of the advertisers. Winnings at a big exhibition brine plenty of business another season As a remit, the competition is vrv keen ana every exhibitor looks after each' detail no matter how slight, in hi effort to win tha coveted ribbons which indicate supe riority and bring the cash, silver cup and other prize which arc well worth striving for. BaomuM of this rivalry th poultry lio create a large amount of business In bird of exhibition nun lit J. Astonishing price ar frequently paid for show specimens of tha more popular breeds. From 12.1 to M each for female snd from to tito for males is commonly secured and much hither prices nro often obtained for axcep. tlonal Individuals, Exhibition pens, con sisting of four females and n in-ilu, hate sold for tuni. and one -string" of nineteen birds brought the tidy sum of t3.7t.xi. It is h well-known fact that leading breeders frequently refuse higher prices than these rather than weaken their flock by selling their beat specimens. The show season begins In ths fall at the various fairs and reaches its culmination ttheblgwlnterexhibitlonsat Philadelphia, 'ew York. Iloston. Chlougo and other simi lar national exhibitions. Here are con gregated thousands of the lieet birds of the year, the competition Is keenest and the prizes most eagerly sought. At the present time there are two systems of Judging In vogue, comparison and score card. In comparison Judging the Judge carefully compares the specimens entered m eacu i-uisn Him utvn'i) announces iifs de clslon, I'nder th Kcnrecdrd plan the judg prepares a detailed card for each bird en terin.g thereon, under uppropriat headings. the defects and nil tlie cut therefor, a schedule of which appears In the Indispensable ".Sinn dard, These cut nre totalled up and de ducted from the perfect score -lo points and the bird with tho hlglieut ttevre wins. The comimrlHOti system possesses the Rdvntitaae of Hed. peniilttlriK the Judge to mom (piKkly make known the MwartJ vhich I appreciated alike by exhibitor nnd visitors. The value of the score card plan Ilea In tlie fact that the score enable each fl'hlbllor to know how closely hie birds ompe to winning the coveted prlre 'eu though a personal visit to the Bhow Ipom I not possible Purther. the card IthoWH In detail the defect noted In the vnrloii lilrda by the experienced Judge and bo sene as a guide for future work. Score cards are printed In three sepn rate form. I he third snd mn.it rr..,i is the explanatory card, on which the Judge , i-nenin r a iii- i jr ion t;inr.lCier HIIU Itll- , portunce of each defect. '1 hi Is a great he n to the beginner, us It shows him ex iictly whore hi birds fall to meet tho estab lished Htindard. 'l.l?o.F'ln"v" v0,u" "."'r two 'stems is still tlmniuse of considerable controversy In the larje shows, especially in the Ksst, the roiniNtrlHiiu system Is preferred, while In the West score card are used quite fre Itieiitlr . In gaod shows, wheim the clnsMS are large and the competition imrticularly keen, tlie placing of the uwurd often lioige on a cry slight tmitter. " legitimate ppipni-.itlcn Includes mnny things. I he birds ate washed to remove all dirt; the comb mid wattles nre uiMssaged stid shaiied so far na this Is possible: addl- nonai weiiriit is omiiiiieii uy heavy reeding or weight reduced by giving n light ration: aU dn-t Is rvmuied from under the scales a legs and toes, and these are rubbed until they shins', and finally the specimens are carefully trained In exhibition coops of the regulation sl7 nnd tsught to assume the desired pon for tho benefit of the Judge. Ail of tbi takes time, but It Is time well aiModed If Prlf are guined thereby. It Is a fact that a bird In poor condition sel dom wlu ic la good cagvr. bbbbIbbbbbIH)H9 .afiEffiMRy Tlic Hancocas I'onltr.r Farm I one of tlir lnrcct pni 1 1 rv farm In the country, nearly :iOO mrc of valnalilr land IicIiir used exclusively for the chicken. It I the belief of ninny person that poultry rallnu lines nut pay, hut till farm lirlugs the owners n far greater prolit than onld he initdefroin nslnirthc land for any oilier purpose. There arc UO.tMM) hlrtl on the farm anil ten poultry expert arc employed to care fur tlicm. FARM OF 285 ACRES' More Thnn a Million n Year Hit'! Product From 20,000 ! I.nyinp; Hons. 1 8100.000 IS INVKSTKI) Evi'rytliins: Is Done on n lwiro Sculc at Hiiiit'oi'as Farm : Profits in Proportion. producing a a lnifl!ie. appear to have tvached it. limit In the Itiincoca. I'oultiy 1'nrm lit ilroutf Mills 111 tie I'lne., N. J. Tltcie (in a faim of :s,' ncros arc about "e.0 Ktylnc heti. all White I.egl.ort.s. i.inldni: protlts for their owiith The farm has ii"cn pro ducic.K ie(ul.irl over l,0a.cil' ep;. a )cur. Abnut inuiMin i lec.i'd in th plant find the nnnu.il !it earnlneii are ii.o'e than t'.,uOv. Tin- farm i Uliown a. the "MIUI, ill V.hb Tarin " Th" farm u.is started by M Pntr on an abandoned ehlvheti farm at Mount ltoyal. N .1 . wliluh Mr. itcr r.'ct-il for S21)" a yi'r. lie started in with inn ehlcen'. At tin- eld of .1 car he hud niaik-teil t.O'J" hiiiK. iiu'.'ok a very FU'.nll protlt. II!n snmO . ir'h worU re sulted In m hiHy nniincial lo Aftr Mr. Koter'. ilhastroti perl "nee at .Mount Koynl he went nn n tour of in estliratlun of th various nucceshful IKiultry fniins In the rla.M, iearnlnB where h hud made hi miht;ike and picking out tlm l-t point of the different f.irniB, ll then located at Drown'" Mill", where he housht Ha acres nf land, later In creasing It to Its present dlnieiii'loi,.. There are thirty-six laying Iioukih on the Turin, contnlnlni? Sw.OOi) ulneh- cuinh WhlP- Iachoni If these ,uuc? ivere placid end to end tliey would make a bulldliiK nearly two-third of a mile Ions. The Incubator tcllar ! furnl.l'id with 111. ichlne that hav u comblivd cnpa.'lty of owr lue.OuO ecKa ev.-r i'vcrty-one ilaye. Tin- hot wal'T ueuted linwub-r hous- I SCO f.'et In 1 iiKth and tnoth'TH at on- time Ift.O'irt chlcItK. liestde till. lircndir hniire there 1 another liroodlni; stui wh1' h car. Tr ISO.OUu nddlllomil chlilt. Mr. Kojter isjnsidi-r the Wlilt. leghorn to b; the bet for laiee cn'iimerclal farm and i.cls.'td four li.t.nc: g-trnlph nf the bril. wnlch he ito."i1, -t.-aihly culims and occHslomilly intiuduclns inalo bird. of superior quality until lie obtained hi. preh cnt Ilnncocae Btraln, which he ionsId-r. to be pHiirly perfrct. The liancoca c'arni Is devoted chiefly to Kneral e.ps fnrnilnv, .Mr. rcter le Ins that to the most profitable blanch of the poultry btinlnes. Hcsldi market cjtbs to fell, at fancy price th general CifR fartivir with a noted strain of birds das unlimited opportunities to dl.poo of hatchliu; ckks and day old chick In ca5,on. Tlmie is no branch nf poultry culture which offcre better chnc for money miklnp ainU fewer chance of falluro than (,'enernl eui; faim Inc All the adult bird." on the Itancocas farm are kept in flock of f.no or more. refpiliInK only thlrty-jlv hnuen, which srently teduces the Inhor InvoUod in e.ir ItiB for the bird. This greatly reduce. exiien.se. The farm finally he-am too l.nne for Mr. Foster to run and net out of It toe ureatesrt pomlhle profit. and a corporation was formed with Mr. Toiler iu president, and now own and run the farm. i ST. LOUIS LOADED WITH EGGS. Frlres May llron to IB Cent a Dnxrii After .Innnary I, fit. Louis poultry and egg dealer. me predicting that after January 1 Horace egg will be helling In St. I,oul for 15 ents u dozen. At tho prevailing price the dealers aie losing 9" cent on each case, nccordlns; to their statement, nnd the market weak, with a fiirthr down ward tendency. At present prices, n well Informed com mission merchant declares, St. Louis dealer will lose alsiut $40,000. and they are nald to havo ulready lost ISO.oOO. Tliero are now In storage In St. Louis about 40,000 cases of eggs, which Is from 27,000 to 30,000 cases more than Is usual at till time of year. Tile reports from the flfty-one cold storage houses of the country are that there are now approxi mately 700,000 cases in stoiage, 400,000 more cases than I customary. Rvery man who has eggs In storage tries to sell them before .lanuary 1, be. cause soon after Hint tlmo freh eggs begin coming In. Storage charges nie paid to January 1 nnd the cost of keep ing thcin ufter that time Increases. SHIP ONE DAY OLD CHICKS. Maceeaafally Sent Hundred Miles and More AVI t boat Loss, liy using day old chicks, which may be purchased from nny stood poultry farm the city man can keep chlckins and re- jus-ce ins urns wiin puucis each year WltllOIlt liaX'tm- ntlV nnluv i,k.,u.Ih around to annuy his nelKhtwrs. mwiy inii Ks wnen one day old can be shipped a hundred miles or mora without loss If they hre strom? and lmidy mid ure properly packed for uhlpment. When the chicks are received they should be Immediately placid In u healed brooder and fed. Good commercial elilck food should be used add never any wut food. LECTURES FOR POULTRY MEN. Intrrmtlnir Tnlk seln-ilnteil for Nc .lers.-y Kipcrlment smtlon, islnMlnv iiii-I Thiirh'. .lanuiiy 1 lllll i. llle I n set anl'le bV tin- .N'eW Jeri.ej Airilcultural I'.xperlment Station a poultry dns at the hta'lon in New llrim wick, N. J., ami I'rof. II. It. Lewis, poul tiy husliiiitilinan lit the etatlnti, ha ex ti tided an invitation to nil Ititeieeti-d per hot3 to attend. On ilmnlay titer" will be lectures by 1'iof. 1'Wls and I'rof. Itlce and demon ftiatlon by t'hailc It. Kenton and A. !.. 'lark. 1'iof. U'Wl will bctille oil "The New .lc..y Multiple I'lllt I-iyltllt IIoilf" and I'rof. Itlce w'll b-dnte 011 "IVedlnp for Winter IX'uh.' Mr. IVntnn will de monstrate the pioper method of capftti IsIiik anil Mr. I'lark will show the practi cability of Kll5ci'lie brooder houses. un Thurda Mr. Clink will lecture on "II iti'hlinr and Hearing Poultry." and I'rof. I.ewlf, will licturi' on "ItreeillnK for Ksb I'roluctlon" anil "Poultry Question Hox." Mr. Clatk will Ulustiute nietliud. of KiuilliiK and packing 1 gg. and Walter M Tov will iletiiiiiistriitc "Klllltur and Dry Plcklnr " About sixty member of the I'nlon t'o'.mtv J'oultrv Atisocliitioii are poing to New llrunv '''I: in a 'm,j, and other imcj! trv aso, latlon Will bo well tcptes, nted on both dto h. CITY INSPECTION OF POULTRY. Permit In Keep I'nnl Will lie tte qulrotl In l'ntiron, .. .1. Pniler tile provisions of an ordinance adopted yesterday aft.'Tonn liy the Pat ciFtin. N .1. lioan' of Ib-altli it will be unlawful aft r Jnnuar t. l!in. for any peison to keep within the city any fowl or poult rv without iiit oliialiiliig a permit ftoMl the Ru.-I of Health. '1 he obji-.'t of the ordinance is to pio vliie iigulailon for 1 he keeping of poul try in older th.it tlie petty annoyance to which the mlchborB of many of thon who keep poultry ate subjected may be done away with. I'nder the ordinance chicken ami fowl mtit be kept within an enclosure at nil time and nut allowed to run at !arg. The enclosures mut ! kept In a .sfltdtaty condition at all time and are subject to inpertlon by th In fcpectors of the Hoard of Health. ENCOURAGE WINTER LAYING. s.-lrcllon of Pullet mid llonslnft nil d I'redlog lit He I'mmlderril. Tile fallllie of entbe tloeks of hen to lay dining the winter month has dis couraged many poultry fancier anil ha tieen the caue of tn.in. of the failures In tie buj-'nes. I'.ri-eilein .shoul'l use I'tily March or April hatched pullet of the larv'cr bteoils or May hatched pullets of the smaller arleties. Tin. Iiirils should then bo fed according to mine jster.) that ruin been properly tiled out and 1mm stood the fen. The poultry house must be well built and at the sinie tlni" properly Mmtlluted, but tight enough to prevent, dniught Moist nmhe or dry ma!ic may ! fed a mlt th Idea of the owner, but cmi tlilng hould be done with thn rcamn for so doing, nnd the hen will lay, anil lay vi II. Semi-Veerly shoir for i:llebetb. Plans ale being made bj the tnembern of the I'nlon County Poultry Asoc,itlon and tit I'nlon fount Itoatd of Agrlcul-tui-o to hold anotlio! pnultrv nnd agri culture exhibition in tlin armory In Kllx.i beth. N. .1. within the next elx tnonthc P Is the dehlre of P. Wan en Suniner. tlie pieildeul of the poultry association and ri'tector of the at show, to have the Intel est in potilto raising more gen eial and he consider that the only way to lneieii.se the Inter' t In till work I to hold exhibitions twice a year. Hotel. Profits Prom Pnntlrr. Although many people think that there I d i.iRer of th" poultn Industry being overdone, such l not the case, liming tlie last few car.i the ano of the ploilnel of the Aiuet lean hep ws. (ouslilerablv more than S'ioo.niin.iioo, while the demand has l n liierc.islnn more rapldl;. than the Mippl. There Is an Itiiniedlatr source of protlt In tlie Industry, The InvcMineut I small, tlie returns are rapid and the profit Is greater thtiii with nnj other vurh ty of live stock. llry .Mush for liroxxtiiK I'ollela. It ii Iniportant that Krowlnn pullets have a dy mash before thetn nt nil times lftltej Hie tn mature uulckly. The breeder mux I'lflier make his own mixture or else purclmo u riimtnenlal dry mash that he knows something about. The latter In the mole economical unless one ban easy ac cess to tlio nienls iiaed 111 the mash. Iicitnorii Club's AlliiTlnl Meellnr. J 'hie Ainetlcon LcRhorn ("lull w ill bold i Its eighteenth iiniiuiil meetlnc In Char lotte. N. i'.. durlmr the sniat soutlieastorii I exhibition Thursday, .lanuaiy 13, 19U, In j tint show room. I lie election of otllcei-s mid pew members for I HI 3 will be held and other business will be transacted. The club, which has abnut 600 members, Is tint oldest of the specialty clubs, Hlu Iicnl In IMj'niuiilli Hoc La, A poultry deal IiivoIvIiik several thou. J sand dollars was made at thn ehleken show In (-'lilctiRo. .luilim w, W. Hender son, a poultry fancier of llrldeetoti. Mo mad'i a purchase of HOO J'lymonth Rocks, said to bu the II net t (luck of that breed In America. Tho bit da wero bold by the Owen KariiiH. Itnostrr's Hpnra llenotr Ilia Ave. A rouater'a iiro may bn deternilneil by the size of Uh splits. If they Hre lonpt this bird Is old, but If they nro x-ery short or there la only a button on the Ankle," xvhern the spurs Kiotv later the bird la u younK one. THE GARDEN POULTRY SHOW I'itfcnns. Hiibliito. Cnvios. Cats. Vane .'iiid Wild Hinls Will , l!rin- Kxhiliits to (5,000. 1 The .Madison Square (iardin Poultry Show which will iieii next 'liieday, December zt, contintiln.' until Saturday night Is expected by the fanciers to make n mark as the record exhibition of America, It will be the largest exer held ill this country. rearrangement of lioor plan ha de Xclopisl additional exhibition since .-.tifll-cient to accommodate over three hundred more entries than could be plm ed lt year, so there will be over 4,.Vi exhibits of poultry proper The number of all tlie live creature to be seen In the show, including pigeon, rabbits, csvles, cat, cage bird and rare wild bird will lie about n.ooo. Ilesldes breaking the record for number of entriei and exhibit In thl -how it I generally expected that it will rank highest in total point throughout, under the strictest interpretation of tlie standard of p.-rfei Moti I here will lie I.ICD ' hisses n ti. exhibi tion. Special enh prices totalling Jt.ooo are oTercl bv tit" management for the best di-plas of sixty-live different X'arielies of poultry, pigeons and pet -took, in addition to the regular cash prie and prle of cali. cup and ribbons ollcrcd by club nnd IikIix idtial Th" elexenth nntiiiul (.'at Show, which nccotiip.inle the poultry show, will de benched hi the concert hail on I'nday and Saturday. Tlie cat show will lie In charge of Mis Dorothy Champion of Concord, stnti n Island. llesldes the live bird and small mammals the "chick" show will In- of much interest. Incubators, many of them nf the mammoth type, will be aciiinllv hatching egg, timed so that the i hicks will ionic u: or the shells while the show Is on III tlie centre of the arena floor will be staged a display of will! bird from the rami nf i.eorge I). Tillev of Darien, Conn, lid will Include watis, gee-,., ducks, crane., il-indiigoes, pheasants, pigeons and dove- 'I here will alo be a secretary bird in the dtspln) Annual meetings of oe en specialty clubs and nocUtlon will be held during the course of the how. 'I he judge chosen nre Poultry Charlesll.WelN.il I' Schwab. Prod lliiylee, (,t.orgo j Hurgott, p. i,. Ileaii.il x Hose. .1.11 Dreveiistedi. How land Story. I P Higg. II. It. (ilee.ln. t M llryaut, I. C Houfrov. ,x. C. Smith Oniric Nixon. .1 Andrew. P. I,. Sowell. I, D. Tilley. Prank I. Plan. J P ,m Al stynefCpt Max ib-li.itlie, Melviu II Coffin, . 'I iinnlsclille, I! t 'lhormoti, P. i. D.ivey and S llever. Pigeon, .1. Stanton, Itlclinrd Whit ney. Kdgar M Phelps Waller . Ilu-sey. William I, dinger and Charles Krnger. Pet Slock- Augustus Iteluhardl. I'lte ll,st of exhlhltot Includes fancier from all oxer the I n'ted Slate and Cunad i nnd none entries have been sent from Ureal llrltnin and llelgliim. Long Isluml and New Jersey will lietrongl represented by prominent exhibitor and liigh class bird. xllasnurl l'onllrjr Association OITIccr At the annual meeting of tho Missouii State Poultry Association officers weic electcil for the coming year and Knnsas City wa ihosen a the place for the ne.xt show, December, 1S13, The officers elected weie: ('. A. .Morton, St. I.oul, ptesldint: V. i. llobb., Trenton, vice-president. T. I!. 'Julsentierr.x, Mouutuln iPcive, secie lary. Th" Judge selected for the show next yoir were; C. II, Hhnde., K. C. P.ranch, Adam Thompson, C A. Kmrv, 1). M. Heimlich and Miss Jennie Perry. THE FAVORITE MARKET DUCK The Aylesbury Duck orlitlniiteil In tho viiIp of Aylcalmrj- In Ilui kliiKlinmalilrr, anil from tills sec tion j t Its niinnv It la n liirjrc Utick,welHhliiKilBhtanUnUiiiouiiiUfordiitkiiutlilrnke rt-aiitttlvi-ly : Is pure white In nlumuirc. wltl. ltc bill, sklu, fat und flesh. " ' KEEPING TABS ON THE HEN. rTo Method f AseerlnlnlnB Ibe I Am- of l,nlnu I'linli, It I usually lnisi.rlb!e to tell the nee I of n hen ny her appearance after she has passed the pullet age. To the successful roilltryman It Is impart. int th.U the exact age of every fowl on Ills premise. bu known. Ileus past the ago of protlt can thu be milled out nnd their place taken by xouiigcr stock. l.eg band with mini-Is-rs may be used xvhen the pullets nr rlxe nt maturity, and If record are kept th Identity of each foul can nlwnys be cotablUhed. Another" method Is to punch a hole In one of th" four webs of the feet, each web representing a certain xcar. The holo Is x-ery easily punched when tlie chick I first taken from the inst or Incubator. All of one season's chicks may be marked on the same web. although If special mat Ings aie to be made sex'eral combinations can be used In toe marking. If the punch ing Is properly don the hole will always letnaln and the Identity of tho fowl may easily be kept. SLOGAN IS "BIGGEST AND BEST." U.nnn nirds the l.lmll for tnlerna- llonal Kxhlhlllon at Dnffiilo, The managers of the Cireal Interna tlnr.nl Show of Poultry, Pigeon and Pet Stock, which i to be held In Huffalo, January Pl-ix next, luxe adopted a their slogan "Itlggest mid P.cst" and are til. inning for one of the greatest poultry shows of tlie country. The how Is to be held In the new It road xx ay Auditorium, which will accommodate tt.OOO birds on th main Moor without double tiering. Thn new auditorium ha a floor space even greater than Mudlon Pquure Harden. Till Judges selected are . p. Sehwah, (ienrge II. Iturgott, Heorge XV. Webb, A. Ilrown. J. Krlner, S. It. Johnson, Ueorge 1'wald, I", W. Oorse, Charles Iung and H. IJ. Klrkovvr. WATCH THE FEATHERS GROW. I'lek Out the tinea Thnl re Covered lnleUI nn llnnly C'hlekens. It lias lieen the experlenee of men xxho ha'e spent tnueli time In tlie poultry busi ness that amoliK chickens of the ame breeil anil xarlety there ore some xvhteh net their feathers niueh mere rpilckly than otheis. These are usually more x iKoroii" anil harMy than their brother and sisters. The elilekeiis which ate slow to feather should be Fold off as quickly as possible. They will 1m- teady for market In two or three weekn If the nre fed on buckwheat meal and ground oats moistened with skim milk or biitterinink. It Is also nilx-lMable to pick out the slroiiKer uiipearltiK eoekerels early ill the Krowliur season and cull tliee imaln xvhen they hnx'e reached maturity, keeplns only the best for breeder?. niairk Iltvpr I'ontlrT Shoir. Tlie third annual bench show of the lllael; Itlver Valley lNiultry nml J'et Stuck Absoclutinn will lo held at Water tow ii. X. Y on January 21, L'2 and 23. Kranlc II. Add.Tinan of Ardsley, N. Y.. will Judge at this 'show. Tor Information address t'. O. Met 'arty, t l'lowcr HulUllns, Watertuwn. N. Y. II lath t'rleeil Hens nt Chlenuo Miorr. Special exhibits weie anions the chief features of Interest at the t'hlo.ipo poul try t-how. A monk' these Here tho time lilclust tirleeil bans In the world lid) Kiiehiintivss anil Iwidy Snow, two tine, specimens of tho While Orplnitton brcel, and Lady Kent, a dark Cornish. ' ' ", i '.' Vx ' ' .'" '::. "Pj I, EACn OTI mun laiHiiuuo ,vm awu ivui. Mwui- rlne, ssaiplt rilEE. prP Poultry Regulator imh fowls In Ua beat ph riles I condition able to resist fllKus. :Sc, Mc, II. 2S-lh. pall. $IM "Your money back If It fails" Get rratta rroflt-aturloj UooUt At The Madison Square Show Ftf C P SAMPLE PRATT'S ROUP CURE AND p p -. p. R Ci L COPY OF PRATT'S POULTRY BOOK rRtt AT THE DISPLAY BOOTHS OF Win. Bartels Co., Stumpp and Walter Co., Cyphers Incubator Co. FOR THE BEST s.c. WHITE Orpingtons WHITE Leghorns .Send to DuncAlpin Poultry I arm. Kourteun first, 7 second, 7 third. fourth. I fifths nnd 8 silver cuim at the lant Grand Central Pa Into, New York, and Boston shows prox'e that xve have the best. Solid stumps for rnUlottle DUNE ALPIN POULTRY FARM Knst Hamilton, Xexv Yorli. WM. COOK 5c SONS Originators of all the ORPINGTONS Itox in. Scotch ruins. New Jersey. For the but Orpingtons (all varieties) you mutt send to the originators, who naturally have the Bttt. Send 10c. for illustrated catalog with history of all the Orpingtons and hints on poultry keeping. Advice free. Inspection cordially invited. Japroid Remnant Roofing the hlchrM made roofing made. Put up In roll of inx Hq. Tt.. not oxer three plces to the roll. If uroprrly applied and pxlntrd once In three curs we w in guarantee this to last Indrnr Itrly. . i Ply. perrolU 7.1 l - - - ,M ; " - - ) to 3 " " " 1,30 COLLINS HARDWARE COMPANY 5 Washington St., Boaton, Mats. HEALTHY CHICKS and more of them from the LO-GLO Kleetrle Inenhatnr. Absolutely nutoinatte control of t'trirr ture. xentllMtlun snd inol.ture. No odor. No 'Isneer from fire. livery machine cunran. leit ,lnd for latalognr. .sTAXUAKD F.I.F.t'TKIC INTlBATtlll CO., 53 Ban-lay M. New York. N. V. S. C. White Leghorns Winner of N. Y Sun riip for tieM bird In Itcilltrrrsi.ran cts at t'shlurlt. N .t Yearllne hen and pullet for nte now, which will lav thriiuirliiiiil the winter. White Oaks Farm Calrtnrell, . ,1. WHITE LEGHORNS POPULAR Silver Brm't'kels Evliibitcil Kcnr Marked lloseinMnnt'o to Silver Cnmiiines. White lechorns led all the other claes at the second annual show of the Xew Jer sey I'oultry ami I'iireou soeiation in t'amilen. X. J., with 113 entries. Tlie other elases, escially the llhode Island ml, were also well filled, over 2,500 birds helm; eooi'il. A et stock display occupied a irood deal of floor space nnd atti acted much attention. It contained hnntnms fancy breeds of piifeoiw, fine pupi of eeveral diflerent breeds-, pheasants, fish, rabbits and Kiiiuca plies. Mrs. A. tliietterof Klwyn, N. J , exhibited some xery fine alieonas, xvlnnlni: most of the prizes In tlio class. The xvhlto face black Spanish, black wyandottex, buff ccahin and partridne loeliln classes were unusually xx oil lllled, 'lh breed show nut the Philadelphia show as eilxer eamplnes was duplicated at Cam den as silver braeekeR lloth are supposed to uncinate in Keleiuiu nnd there does not seem to be any real diffeieiice In them. OrpiiiKtons were xery strom: and the winners were remarkably fine birds, hand some, bloeky and in perfect condition. White, black and buff wero well filled ltli entries trom various brcedeis and the competition was keen Pens xvere a bii: feature of the show, every breed In each class belnc leprcsented by from one to five iH'lis, OF ENGLAND . ..'- . i !. i. . " '' 'rA I W j8r BUCKEYE INCUBATORS AND BROODERS HEADQUARTERS FOR PR.TTS POULTRY FOODS AND MEDICINES WILLIAM BARTELS CO. 44 COBTUNDT STREET S. C. Buff and White Orpingtons S. C. Buff and White Leghorns Buff Orpington Ducks DUNROBIN FARM, Red Bank, N.J. Itox 277. Telephone. OKPIXOTONS iirFF-iiirK-wnn-E We can supply you with hints tbst can xTI.f. Bill UARCiAINS IN IlItl'.KntNO DIRDS. Cataloirue free. Write for prices. y. II. CKAWKOHO. OOX 115 S, ItAIIWAY. M'AV JEltSHY. MONMOIJTfl FARMS. Originators of the Monmouth Strain of s. C. null and White l-rjhorns, the snth Cenpiry p PunxO'e F'owl. Suick hi both X'arielies for ssk Now booklne 'IS orders. .Monmouth Frm, lreneau, Mon. Co., N. J. J. c. luiiderfonl. Owner. Thos. Ixickwood, Supt. ROSE C0MI R. I. REDS. A small flock with a hi ill averarr. We trati nrsl and kuow our bird. A pomM brims our mating IIM. CI.1N1XJN lHACKi:.NZIK, Oyster Hay. Iluy ynur layers and xrtnnrrs of FTIinE.N'f: I'Oll.THT PARK CO. l?aton. I'enn. It. D. 2. Orpingtons, Wyandottes, Hocks. Leihorn Forty year brrrillni eapcrlcnce. HITCHCOCK WHITn OIIPINOTO.N YAIID. Une bred; trap nested. Stock for s.xte. price that silt. Inspection Invited. W. W. HITCHCOCK. Osslntnt, N. Y. WOOD ItlVFlt POIXTHY TV III), Fifth Avenue llldir. branch. ?Jt St, and nf th Av New York. i:iK. butter and chickens for tnlc. America's Leading Show. New York Ponl'ry & Pigeon Ass'n lilnt-feiirth Xnnnal I'.xhlblllna Will lie llrbl In ttie Madison Square Garden, New York, III')-. .11. I II I 2. .tan. I. 2. tl null 4. 1UI.1. II. V. CKAU I'Ollll. .ee'y. Alnntclnlr. N. J. WHY BIRDS ARE STRONG OR NOT. I . r.,i. uisimiH m i.xpi'rimrniR unii Certain I'biirnelerlst ics. I'rof. W. It. tlraham of the Ontario I'x perlment Station In sptakltiK of Vte pollits of weak and constitutionally straiu fowl says that In his experience u liliJ with a short, stout, welt curved beak, a bio.id head, not too loiur. and a brUlit, clear eve has a itood institution, but a ; bird with a Ions', narrow beak, a lot.j, ithlti comb and head and an eye somewhat sunken In the luad Is usually lacklns In i constitution. Sueh a bird Is likely to 'have u n.irmw. Ions body and loiur leg, upon whlc.i It seldom stands straight, i Tlieie aie some exceptions to this rule. but If a bird has a food head tho chances are favoruble for a Rood body, but If U !has a poor head the chances are asnlnst 'it. Ill the rose comb breeds n Rood bird Is seldom found w ith n lone, narrow comb. INDIAN PLAYERS MAKE GOOD. Carlisle's Heat I'oothnll lien flneeeaa Also In l.lfe'a Mlransle. CMil.tsi.v. I'n., Iipo. 2i. -Ithasbeen fonnd that star Carll-le Indian football pluycrs Ht the institution have with almost tin ex edition made itood in life since their raditallon. (loini! hack lo the days when the Indian team came into thefootball spotlight, there was Joliiooii, the st.irall American ipiatter back and captain of the eleven, who coin pletisl bis course here in ltsi.1. lie went to "ottliweterii I tiiversitv and studied den lltry, then In; man led a Carlisle school irlrl, went lo I'orto Itieo, and is now one of the Ic.iillui: dentists of the Island, Chen eaitie I'nitil, Cayou, u irood lookiui: ehap xho hud them all faded In cinliinr the end , After Icavlnir Carlisle ho went to SI. Louis and became. iilhletiu director at Washington I ulverslly. I here was llemls I'ierce a clant suanl In (lie eiirliet days, who mariled a Carlisle school nirl and seltlisl on a farm in western 'o ork State. Hawley I'lcree. Ins biother. star tackle. Joined the nperntlni: foice ol the Ii . . A Itailroad and now holds an liiipoitaut position with tlieioiu piin . Carl sickles and l-M Hosers selei'ted law and dentistry as their professions, and Kk' Jim 1'h lllltis went from here looi th esteru I'niverslty and Is uowaiUlni: liiMer In (he State of asliluirtou Cliarles Dilhiu the bin uuard in ItMilnml a Sioux Indian of pioinluence, entered the Indian service after belnir itradtniteil lioin t iirllsio aial Is now stationed in Montana I'lieiitheri' was Cliai les Wahoo.a Mppeu.i, who iiltiyed end ill llsi.'i-il, lie Is tun, a sale--mall and head id a blanch of a laiife relnU llrm at Atlanta, (ia. He mariied a whlletnl. lino of thi wealthiest or all the Carlisle nliimnl Is Walter .Matthews, the end who made his reputation in the latter patt of tlm tKis, lie l now a ranch owner In Oklalienu and IiU lioldlmpi uio estimated to bo north tPHI.IKH), Otheis xiero Hen Caswell, on the 'til eleven, now principal of an Indian school in Minne sota, lied Water, the Riant Cheenne Kiiard in toot, who icprcsculcd the Cheyenne, chiefs on a recent visit to WashliiKlon .lima Meloxen, a suciessful runner In Washing ton: Hill (ianlner, tlio star 1907 end, now nthletlo director nt Oberlln 1'nlversit.v, Ohio; Charles Williams, an Oneida, now In Ibe army and stationed at Kort Oil l out, Albert Kxendlne. captain nnd end nf tlw I in is team, who after lliilHhiiur nt tho lndlsn school studied luxv at the Dickinson Sclmel of Imw and U now practlslna In Okluhoiti.i. Weather Nulla Uykrr Members. Hex'erul memberH of the Dyker Mcndo (lolf Club, ilespllo thn bud condition of tha Rrounds, went tlm rounds of tho t"' porury ttteens esteriluy, AnioiiK ll." seen on thu links xveru C. J, Hawyer. II, U. Smith, Li. 11. Hmltb. l Hunt, I- C. Splndler und 3. C. 'rhompson. Nkatlnv Uoud stt tilen llrad. OLEN HliAP. ,1.. I., Dec. 28. PkatlnR ' Kood on tho (llenwood Country Club hike. Moro than ono bundled skaters enjoyed Ilia sport yesteiduy, and mnny member! of the ulub were Included In those who cut fancy cupera on the Ice.