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**. PAGE TWO There must be something in the Claim recently made that the soil and climate of North Dakota were conduc ive to the development of the very best in live stock, no matter what species or what class. To wander through the cattle barns at the fair and see the magnificent specimens of beef cattle which are on exhibition, an observer would be led to believe, did he not know otherwise, that the grass and food which grows on the prairies of the state were merely converted into fat and flesh, and that this process is the only thing possible in the way .f development in stock growing. But if the observer will pass over to the 1arn8 where the dairy breeds are on exhibition he will soon see that they are as completely developed in char acteristics as are the beef and dual purpose cattle. The Jrrwyn The largest herd of Jerseys is that of George C. Dixon of this city who has 26 animals entered. The herd is com posed of some magnificent bulls whose individuality is exceptionally pro nounced, a number of cows, and sever al calves. The milk producing quali ties of the herd is decidedly pro nounced. Large udders, large blood vessels, good lung capacity and the other characteristics which make this breed the great milk producers of the country. The herd exhibited by J. H. Bossard of this city, while not so large, being composed of eight individuals, is fully equal to any herd to be found in the northwest. It shows the splendid de velopment of the breed to perfection. Mrs. C. S. Moen is the owner of the other herd which consists of seven an imals, everyone of which is well devel oped. Judges would of course discriminate in the herds and of the animals espec ially selected for competition show some differences. But to group the en tire story of the Jerseys on exhibition into as few words as possible would be to say that they are animals which would be well in the front in a con test involving more competition than our own and neighboring states. They would not of course hold any world's records for these are often made by the especial care bestowed upon the animals. But it is decidedly doubtful if there are many herds which, for or dinary use and service, especially on the average dairy farm, can be found. They are money makers. They are ex actly the animals a man wants who de sires to get good and not spectacular results. The poultry building is a sort of cur iosity as well as holding one of the most valuable exhibitions of the entire fair. The poultry includes every stan dard variety which strikes the fancier and some of the birds on exhibition are certainly prize winners. The Enville Stock Farm of which L. H. White is the owner, is by far the largest exhib itor. Mr. White has all the ordinary classes of poultry in his coops and every one is well developed and well made. In addition he has a veritable menagerie of fancy and rare birds and pets. Notably among the many rare species are the Muscova duck, the wild duck of South America, large, well plumaged and a fine table bird. It flies in flocks like pigeons and alights on the tops of buildings or in trees. It roosts like a chicken either in a tree or on roost above the ground, a habit probably developed in its efforts during generations to get out of the reach of its enemies. Another peculiarity of the bird is that it can climb a tree like a squirrel, and one of the amusements of Mr. White at feeding time is to have them climb up his clothing to reach the food held in his outstretched hands. The White Cressed duck is a beautiful though not so valuable a bird as the former, and the ones on exhibition have attracted considerable attention. Two English pheasants area curiosity to many people and while Mr. White has many of them on his farm, they are so rare that they would attract at tention in a Ringling Brothers' circus. A pair of frazzled chickens, having the feathers pointing toward the head is another curiosity, though not so rare. One of the beautiful displays is a coop of fan tail pigeons possessing ten col ors. The silver laced and buff Polish chickens form an exhibit which would attract the attention of fanciers at a national poultry show. Then he has two varieties of Chinese geese—the white and the brown—both large and the white one to some extent resemb ling swans, with heavy plumage of fine texture. They are good layers and the flesh is remarkably fine for the table. The variety of rabbits is sufficient to start a menagerie, and Mr. White joc ularly informed the Evening Times that he had a small one at his farm. He has the black rabbit the Belguim hare, the beautiful Maltese rabbit with hair six inches long, and a specimen of the long eared rabbit, the ears of which are fully half the length of the entire body. And speaking of rabbits it must not be considered for a moment that Mr. White breeds them for fun. He en joys it the same as a breeder of fine cattle enjoys the work in that line, but he is in the business for money. One doe celebrated her stay at the fair by givtog birth to eleven of her race, one of whom died later. Since January first she has become the mother of an even fifty children and as the owner finds a ready market for them at one dollar each it can be seen that she has in little more than half a year yielded an income of fifty dollars. A den of foxes and one of coyotes are also ex hibited by him, and he is probably the only man in the state who can make a profit out of such animals. However he has orders for them all In the south where they are used in the chase. Another good exhibitor of poultry is William Huggins who lives over In Polk county. He has some splendid coops of geese, chickens and turkeys, and while not so extensive as that of Mr. White, the display shows a number of birds with excellent points. Yesterday's Knees. Every indication pointed to good weather for the races yesterday after noon and by 2 P. M. the grand stand was well filled with an eager crowd. The events were started in good time, the first being the deciding heat of the 2:40 pace. 2:25 trot of yesterday held over because of the opinion of the judges that the horse Delta Claire was not being driven out. This was a horse race from the start and true to the convictions of the crit ics. Delta Claire won the heat and the race in a driving finish, with Little Boy second and Rockwood third. The mon ey was divided in the order named. The time for this heat was 2:23 1-4. The 2)10 l'aw, SiOt Trot. This was the best race of the day, and considering the track, the time was fast, the best made bing 2:16 1-4. Three horses of the six answered the call. Red King, owned by J. Carson, of Winnipeg, Milo, owned by Lillie Bros., Maxbass, X. D., and Baby Kidd, the property of R. L. Parker of Decor ah, Iowa. Mixer, the Crfookston horse was to have been in this race but was held for today. Joe Interest, an other entry, was drawn. Milo drew the pole and after several false starts the three were sent away, the Maxbass entry being close pushed by Red King throughout the route but never in danger and the two took the heat in a neck and neck brush for the wire. Following is the summary, the mon ey being divided-in the order of the finish: Milo Boy (b. g.) Little Bros..l 1 1 Red King (by. g. J. Carson..2 3 2 Baby Kid .m.) R. L. Par ker 3 2 3 Time. 2:16,4. 2:19V4. 2:19,i. The 2i2C Parr, 2i2.1 Trot. Eight of the twelve entries scored for this event. Geography, the much touted black gelding from Cando, N. D., being the choice of the critics. He drew the pole and after numerous false starts in which it seemed to be a scheme to shut out some of the en tries in scoring, they got away. Miss Idol pushed the favorite in the first two heats of this race, but the horse THE EVENING TIMES, GRAND FORKS, N. D. THE TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY, with the euphonious title had plenty left and took the first two heats, with the mare second. Rain began falling before the third heat and by the time the horses came out for It the track was slippery and bad, not at all to the pacers' liking. In this heat, Oveta, a steady going mare owned by C. P. Dye, of Hillsboro had the advantage of her company. She is a trotter and with plenty of ac tion she simply run rings around the field, sweeping into the stretch from well back and making Geography look like the north pole, tied down at that. This mare Is looked upon by the wise ones as a good thing. She is always coming and has lots left as was dem onstrated In her race yesterday. Following is the summary: Geography (bk. b. O. 11... 1 1 2 1 Oveta. C. P. Dye. fi 4 12 Miss Idol (bk. in.) Liillo Bros 2 2 4 4 Byron \Y. (b. s.) K. M. Fay 3 3 3 3 Gasoya (t?r. sr.) R. 1* Par ker S 5 dis Dtek W. (bn. H. M. Bearee 4 6 drawn Honest Abe (gr. gr.) John Oorken 7 7 drawn Time, 2:23%, 2:2S, 2:26*«, 2:2714. With the Runners. The track was slippery. i\ot heavy as would have been less dangerous for the horses when the sprinters were called out. This was a 1 1-2 mile dash and four good horses faced the starter. Barrick. the Minot horse, with Howard up. Erma's Choice, owned by M. Jacobson, Minot, Leeds up, and Baldo, the property of C. P. Dye, Lew iston, Idaho and Pleasanton, Biddle up, owned by Parker and Moore, Minot. Erma's Choice, a handsome black thoroughbred, got away in the van and led the field until the last J-4 of the stretch when she was seen to fal ter and all but went down, finally coming to a dead halt. The field passed her like a flash, Baldo winning from Pleasanton in a fight for the wire. A veterinary was summoned and a crowd gathered on the track where the injured animal was being cared for. An investigation developed that she had broke down a tendon in front and will probably go lame for life, though no bones were broken. The mare had a similar experience in Wisconsin in a race last season but mended and was considered in good condition for the event. She is one of the most popular animals owned by Mr. Jacobson and he will learn of the accident with much regret. The mare was taken to the barn and her injured leg put in a plaster paris cast. She is well bred and is still valuable as a brood mare, even if never answering the flag again. The summary of this event is as fol lows: 1. Baldo, (b. g.) C. P. Dye, Lew iston, Idaho. 2. Pleasanton, (br. g.) Parker & Moore, Minot. 3. Barrack, (br. g.) J. Wilson, Minot. Time, 2:05. BLINKERS. $ Honest Abe, a gray gelding driven in the second race, is well named. He was game to the last and had enough working out, taken altogether with the numerous false starts, to make any horse quit. The performance of Oveta in the sec ond race demonstrated that a pacer don't like a heavy track, and that a trotter has the advantage under these circumstancea. It also demonstrates that the mare will bear watching in her class. :The accident to Ermas Choice in the fob Printing and Book Binding fllThe Evening Times is prepared to do all classes of work on short notice and in the highest degree of workmanship. •I The material in all departments is new and modern in every particular, and each department is in the hands of the most skilled workman that money could procure. We intend to please every patron by furnishing him a little better grade of work than can be had elsewhere. Give us a trial order. Call and see us. sprint was not out of the ordinary, considering the track conditions. A mud lark's day would have been far better than a toboggan slide and North Dakota gumbo haB a habit of being very slippery when wet. Milo is a good performer and his winning was a popular one. He Is a steady individual with a good head. Some of the drivers were over weight and had to take a sweat in order to be allowed. No names mentioned. Red King was well handled. His driver got all there was out of him and he finished a good second in his event. Delta Claire, as mentioned in yester day's comment In these columns, is a class horse and a racer. She ans wers the call like machinery. The jockeys in yesterday's race wore the stable colors. It looked like a scene at Bennings or Sheepshead In stead of North Dakota. W. S. Lycan, familiarly known as "Bill" and one of the best all round good fellows who ever looked over a shot gun with a bead on a covey of chickens or drew a line over a race horse, was much in evidence at the races yesterday. "Bill" has' his horse Dagmar Muscovite In his stables at Crookston this season and his stallion Gordon V., Is being stood there. Both are gobd animals and have been In the circuit In seasons past. "Bill" is also interested in the horse Mixer which starts today. Mixer is a likely colt but a little erratic and not always to be relied upon, though with a good reserve of speed. Among the familiar faces at the track yesterday was that of Secretary Champine of Minot, one of the North ern circuit officials. He took a deep interest in the events and believes the state record would have been smashed had the weather man held off his spell of dumps. Some of the stable boys changed money on Geography, it is said. Many of them were down on Ermas Choice and her accident was a bitter dlsap ponitment to them. There was too much delay in get ting the horses away to suit the crowd. Doc Eaton, however, is hard to suit and plays fair. He took his time, and there was little fault to find. Colonel Brown wore a yellow flower a white cap and a smile as he sat in the grand stand. The colonel is still a boy in spirits and loves a horse race. Senator Bacon forgets blooded cat tle for the time being when the bell sounds for a horse race. He was a very busy man at the races yester day. Ex-Mayor Hitchcock of Crookston was one of the prominent horsemen over to see the races yesterday. Char ley likes a good horse and has owned several himself. The familiar face of E. J. Sullivan, ex-sheriff of Polk county and one who loves a good horse race, was a witness at the races yesterday. H. Donaldson, formerly of this city, but now of Fargo, was In the grand stand yesterday and enjoyed the events, he being an enthusiastic horseman. Dr. Stacy of Lakota was called to attend the injured mare, Ermas Choice. Secretary Wood was kept busy ans wering telephone queries as to wheth er or not it was raining at the fair grounds yesterday when It was pour ing down in the city. The fact that the weather man forgot himself, for c,w a time, in the morning and missed the fair grounds, seemed to make the peo ple think the fair was Immune from his visits. It proved to the contrary. THE PRIZE WINNERS, The following awards were made yesterday after those published In the Evening Times of last evening. Class—Coach. Stallloa Four Yean or Over. 1. M. E. 8teinbreucker, Kelso, N. D. Class—Standard. Stallion Four Yeara Old aad Over. 1. H. C. Kirby, Grand Forks. 2. 3. Wm. A. Tripp, Hannah. Lars A. Larson, Kelleys. Three-Year-Old Stallloa. Jas Lee, Key West, Minnesota. Two-Year-Old Stallloa. G. W. Mclntyre, Grafton. stallloa Foal. Dr. May E. Sanders, Grand Forks. 1. 1. Mare—Foal by Side. G. W. Mclntyre, Grafton. Dr. May E. Sanders, Grand Forks. Mare—Three-Year-Old aad Over. 1. C. P. Dye, Lewlstown, Idaho. 2. Dr. May E. Sanders, Grand 1. 2.. Forks. Mare—Tno-Year-Old. 1. G. W. Mclntyre, Grafton. 2. Jas Lee, Key West, Minnesota. Mare—One-Year-Old. 1. J. E. Nelson, Orr, N. D. 2. J. E. Nelson, Orr, N. D. 3. C. A. Reinhart, Grand Forks. Mare—Foal. 1. Geo. W. Mclntyre, Grafton. Gelding or Mare In Haraeaa. 1. T. A. Rees, Grand Forks. Class—Roadster. GeldlaK or Mare la Haraeaa. 1. Mrs. L. W. Deichart, Grand Forks. 2. E. Towns, Thompson. 3. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. Class— Saddle GeldlaK or Filly—'Three-Year-Old. 1. Miss Etta Sanders, East Grand Forks. 2. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. Stallloa—Fonr-Year-Old or Older tor Cavalry or aa Saddler. 1. J. P. Streeter, Larimore. Geldlaic or Mare Over 1SH Haada. 1. J. P. Streeter, Larimore. 2. John Hovey, Grand Forks. Gelding or Mare Under 13% Haada. 1. O. O. Vereby. 2. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. Class—Pony. Poay Over 12 Haada la Haraeaa. 1. Alice M. Hunter, Grand Forks. 2. Miss Vivian Dinnie, Grand Forks. Poay Vader 13 Haada Under Saddle. 1. L. W. White, Cogswell, N. D. 2. Temple Irwin, Grand Forks. Poay Under 12 Haada Under Saddle. 1. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. 2. Alice M. Hunter, Grand Forks. Class—Shetland*, Welsh and Exmoor. Stallloa. 1. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. 2. Andrew Lede, Grand Forks. 3. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. Mare. 1. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. 2. Dalton Irwin, Grand Forks. 3. Amos Erwin, Grand Forks. Foal. 1. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. 2. Ln H. White, Cogswell, N. D. 3. Alice M. Hunter. Stallloa aad Five Marea. 1. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. 2. L. H. White, Cogswell, N. D. Class—Thoroughbred. Stallloa—Fonr-Year-Old or Over. 1.* F. L. Wilson, MJnot. Forh. N. D. y, •, THUR8DAT, AUGUST 2,1906. 2. C. P. Dye, Lewlston. Stallloa—Two-Year-Old. 1. C. P. Dye, Lewlston. Mare—Three-Year-Old or Over. 1. J. R. Hand, Hudson, S. D. 2. J. R. Hand, Hudson, S. D. 3. C. P. Dye, Lewlston Grand Forks County Shorthorns— No entries being made In this class from this county other exhibitors were allowed to enter, with the following, results: Bull, three years old, Brown first, Fletcher second, ClarK third bull, frty yearb old, Brown first, Clark second bull, one year old, Fletcher first, Clark second bull calf, Fletcher first, Clark second cow, Brown flrBt,. Clark second and third heifer. Brown first and second, Clark third calf, Fletcher first, second and third, and highly commended herd, Brown first,. Fletcher second, Clark third produce of cow, Fletcher first and second, Clark third sweepstakes, Fletcher first on bull and Brown first on cow. Holsteln—Bull, cow and heifer, Jas.. Twamley, Grand Forks, first. Red Poll—J. D. Bacon, Grand1. Forks, was awarded all the flrBt pre miums offered In this class and two second premiums in addition. Fat Cattle—Aaron Legg, Mlnto, first.. Art. Architectural Drawing—Ray W.. Darling, Grand Forks, first. Architectural Perspective Cleary Monley, Grand Forks, first. Photography Professional, por traits, twelve cabinets, George F. Blackburn first, W. B. Roe second. Photographs—Mat surface, six, Geo*. F. Blackburn first J. E. Passenault,. Cando, second. Views—Twelve, Geo. F. Blackburn first. Portrait In Crayon—Geo. F. Black burn first. Amateur—Six views North Dakota, Chester Fried, Pembina, first Mrs., rysh second. Howiehold Departmeat. Bread—Nora Swanson first, Grace Kelly second Lottie Rees highly com mended. Outline Work—Vera Kelly first, Beatrice Griffiths second. Sofa Pillow—Beatrice Griffiths first, Viola Wood second. Handkerchief—Johanna Londrlgan. Specimen sewing—Vera Kelsey. Doll's Patchwork Quilt—Irene Nor qulst. Machine Made Article—Eliza Rees. Hand Made Article—Annie Thomp son, East Grand Forks first, Beatrice Griffiths second. Cookies—Grace Kelly first, Alice Dunn second, Edith Londrlgan highly commended. Layer Cake—Ada Budge first, Edith Londrigan second Grace Kelly highly commended. Womaa'a Department. Apron, Fancy White—Mrs. C. P. Lond. Applique Work—Mrs. H. D. Stark. Buttonholes—Mrs. G. A. Roberts,. East Grand Forks, first Mrs. C. P. Long second. Beaded Chain—Mrs. H. C. Brook ings, Crystal, N. D., first Ella Berg,, second. Beaded Belt—Mrs. Brookings, Crys tal, first Rosa Belle-Milne second. Braiding—Mrs. Harriet A. Dunn,. Devils Lake, first Mae E. Sanders second. Basket, Raffia and Rattan—Mrs. Charles Bartles. Burnt Woodbox Mrs. Mary E„ Boise first, Mrs. Harriet A. Dunn sec ond. Burnt Wood Plafeque—Mae E. Sand ers first, Mrs. Mary E. Boise second. Interiors—Mrs. Irysh first, C. Fried" second. Portrait—Mrs. Irysh first, Paul Grif fith second. Snap Shot—Mrs. Irysh first.