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The First Navajo Indian Fair
The Red Man’s Love of Contest in the White Man’s Game §) PARTIAL LIST EXHIBITS. •j General Exhibits 290 § Corn Exhibits 185 | Wheat Exhibits 73 g Oats Exhibits 47 •> Melon Exhibits 90 g Squash Exhibits 72 •> Pumpkin Exhibits 31 g Potato Exhibits 30 •) Alfalfa Exhibits 24 g Alfalfa Seed Exhibits 5 • Bean Exhibits 203 g Teams of Work Horses.. 60 ;> Saddle Horses 45 g Pretty Babies 60 Native Blankets 230 % Germantown Blankets .. 25 N EVENT of so much Im portance that In the fu ture it may be looked back upon as a mile stone marking the be ginning of a new era In OB' the progress of the southwest was the first Navajo fair, which was held at Shlproclc Agency. New Mexico, recently. At Shiprock the past six years has been a period of preparation, a struggle for a position of advantage from which the ignorance and super stition of u barbarous people might be attacked and the influences which have fettered them might be obliterated, so that, freed from its bond age. the Navajo race might take its place among the useful and beneficial elements of the nation, contributing Its share toward the industry and enjoying its proportion of the advantages em braced in the common stock. How successful this preparation for and be ginning of their civilization has been is soon apparent to the observer who visits Shlprock. be comes acquainted with the superintendent and his assistants and realizes what they are achiev ing. How important the civilization of the Navajo Is to that section of the country is also apparent when it is considered that there are some 30.000 of them scattered over a reservation in New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, which contains a iurger area than all the New England states and includes thousands of acres of line agricultural, minerul and timber lands, and is almost com pletely underlaid with coal. The increase of their productiveness means an increase iu the out put of the southwest. Their education and per manent settlement upon small homesteads will leave a large surplus of land to be sold to white settlers. Thus the work being carried on at Bhiprock has many points which commend it to the people who are interested in the development of that secHnn. The holding of a fair this fall was not decid ed upon until about two weeks before it was held, and when the decision wus reached it was so late in the season that it was necessary to arrange for it at once, thus less than two weeks' notice was given the Navajos by means of Indian police and messengers barely time to gather up what they had on hand and bring it in without auy preparation or opportunity to gather or make uuytbing especially for exhibition. Under these circumstances the amount and quality of the exhibits displayed was no less than remarkable The extent to which they responded to the call to bring in their products was a sur prise to Major Shelton, the Indian agent for this reservation, himself. He knew that they could and would make a very creditable allowing. Two hundred and ninety general exhibits were received and displayed, while several others arrived too late to be accepted. These exhibits contained from five to 60 articles each. Agricul tural products formed the chief part of the exhi bition. but by no means all. as tbe famous Navajo blanket was there in many styles and sizes, beau tiful silver Jewelry of various and unique designs, old blankets of great value, a few buffalo robes, valuable pieces of bead work and dozens of other products and curios, ancient and modern. Be sides these general exhibits there was tbe live stock show, in which' horses, milch cows, sheep and goats were numerous. The sports consisted of foot races (tbe longest one five and one-half miles, in which 12 entered and four finished), horse races, games and amuse ments. Each evening the Navajos provided their own amusement by participating in several o! their ancient sacred dances, which were both Interesting and entertninlng to the visitors. As an example of how a list of prize winners at an Indian fair would read, the following ex tracts nro given: General exhibit of farm and garden products— First prize, double harness. Darber-blt-cil-ly (the latter is the winner’s name); second, disk har row. Happy Jnck; third, cultivator, Be-kin-e-be gay; fourth, shovel. Do-be-blt-see. Native blanket, all wool —First, cook stove. Kln-le-che-nc; second. 100 pounds flour, Lenna Oliver; third, 50 pounds flour. Be-ka-da-na-be-ga; fourth. 25 pounds flbur. Pel-e-can-e-es-kln-e. Cleanest Navajo baby—First, 50 pounds flour. Lenna Oliver; second, 25 pounds flour, Hoston-at so-se. The Navajo blanket collection, like all other exhibits, was a fine one. It contained a few of the old-time bayetas. for which the Navajos first became famous. These were originally made from the yarn obtained by unraveling woolen Treadmill Justice In one of the fairly recent volumes i of the New York Court of Appeals Re- < ports is contained the last chapter of i a famous and extraordinary case, which is a gross illustration of this ' interminableness and an extreme i though characteristic example of its results. The court record of the last < chapter of this law suit is curt and i obscure; hardly what one might ex < pect for an extraordinary case. It I •ensists of eigut words: "Judgment i by Frank Staplin nested cloth and re-weaving it Into a very fine, close, tight blanket. There were also many fine chief's blankets, the famous blanket with the black-and white cross stripes which were used by those Navajos who could afford them long before a white man ever saw them. But best and greatest of all was the fine col lection of soft gray and black rugs made from the natural col- *° o * w lfbout any dye whatever and the beautiful outline blanket,. In wblch tbe Navajo baa readied tbe highest perfection of tbe art. rbeae blanket, were Judged by Frank Stnplln. a Navajo blanket expert of Farmington. N. SI.. J. I. Parson, of Durango and Mia, Emma Loomis, ol the agency, and the first prize was awarded to a beautiful black, white and grey blanket of artistic design and remarkably even and close weave, shown In tbe center picture. The Navajo silver Jewelry is baud hammered from Mexican dollars, which the trailers procure for the Navajos. and many of the pieces are very beuutiful In design and odd and exquisite as an ornann-nt. The Jewelry consists of rings, brace lets, neck chains, charms and many other articles. It should be remembered that none of the prod ucts raised at Sblprock under the supervision of the superintendent and employes were permitted to participate for prizes, but every prize went to reservation Navajos for products purely their own. The vegetables and other agricultural prod ucts of the agency are. however, worthy of spe cial mention, as they formed a fine exhibit in themselves and included, besides the ordinary products of the section, many of the new vege tables brought from foreign lands by representa tives of the department of agriculture. Some of tbe Indian exhibits were brought no less than 70 miles In wagons and on horseback, by the interested owners, and one lot of 50 gen eral exhibits, which deserves special mention, came from Sa-Noos-Tee. the vicinity of F L. Noel's trading posL This lot contained the prize-win ning assortment of silver work and other prize winners. The success of the first Navajo fair, which the unappreciative neighboring public had sup posed would consist of a few pony races and chicken tights, but which turned out to be an exhibit of agricultural products which probably equaled any other ever made In the county, for quality, and contained at least five times the quantity. Is due entirely to the work of Major W. T. Shelton, the superintendent at Shlprock. It is true the Navajos were producing most of these articles long before they ever saw or heard of Shelton, but they were not producing ns much, as well, nor as fine a quality as they have been since coming into contact with the influence of the institution which he has founded. Neither could they have been induced to have brought together their most valuable and cherished per sonal effects for public inspection but for the con fidence which this agency has awakened within them. We have therefore seen the first beneficial effects of education and proper example upon this neglected people. The changes which have been wrought upon those coming in contact with this institution have been so rapid and sweeping that it challenges credulity. The difference between them and the Navajos on some other parts of the reservation is so marked that they would not be taken for the same people, and It is these differ ences that commend the policies and practices initiated by Mr. Shelton at this Institution and places it in favorable contrast other govern ment and private Indian schools. CUSTOMS MEN PUZZLED It took five men and three women at tbe cus tom house and the silk buyer of a Louisville de partment store to fix the valuue of a kimono and order afllriued with costs. No opinion.” These eight words mark ' the close of a simple accident case In- | volving no difllcult questions of law. which had been in the courts contin uously for 22 years. It had been tried before Juries sev en times. It had been argued in ap pellate courts 10 times. The final bill of costs in the case, not Including lawyers' charges or the cost of print- ! iug seven different volumes of testi A CORNER OF THE EXHIBITION HALL buyer said it was worth sl4. Later the kimono was bundled Into a box and started back to the Somerset postmaster, with In structions to charge the owner $8 20 duty.—Louis ville Times. CHAINED TO WHEELBARROW In writing of the Schlusselburg prison in Me Clure’s, David Soskice tells of a prisoner who was chained to a wheelbarrow: "Schedrin hud been condemned to bard labor in the convict mines of Siberia and for an atmmept to escape from there had been sentenced to be chained to a heavy wheelbarrow. When the order came for bis transfer from Siberia to St. Peters burg. no conveyance could be found large enough to coutaln him. the wheelbarrow and the convoy of gendarmes. Yet. as the wheelbarrow had toe come a part of the prisoner, the gendarmes were afraid to leave It behind. It was therefore de cided to place Schedrin with his convoy in one cart and the wheelbarrow behind In another. For sev eral months, day and night. Schedrin and the gen darmes galloped through Siberia on a troika (a three-horsed cart or sledge), while another sped behind them, upon which the wheelbarrow reposed —causing the deepest amazement among tbe peas ants in the villages through which they passed Upon the arrival of the prisoner in SS. Peter and Paul he was once again chained to the barrow, and only after he had been six weeks in the Schluesselburg was he finally detached from It and given freedom of movement within tbe narrow confines of his cell. ’"When they unchained me.' said Schedrin sequently. ‘I could not get enough movement I wanted to run and run. and it seemed to me that I could never stop. How strange It Is that men who can enjoy perfect freedom of movement never realize the wonderful happiness that Is theirs!*” One of the friends or Representative Martin of South Dakota was making a strenuous complaint to Mr. Martin about the manner in which commit tee assignments were given in the senate. "A new senator, however able he may be. has no chance." said Mr. Martin’s friend, "but if he’s a thousand years old he can get the best commit tee Job.” “That reminds me,” said the South Dakota member, "of what Seth Bullock remarked to me when I took him over to the senate one time. After looking them over. Seth said: ’Gee. Martin! That looks like a soldiers’ home in there.’ ’’—Rochester Herald. A snap-shot of Miss Wu Ting Fang, taken while she was autoing recently, shows the young lady dressed quite In the style of the American girl, and apparently the same acute interest In the pleasant sport that her girl friends in Washington might feel. After all. It will be the women who will finally break down all barriers and make the whole world more nearly akin. mony, each of from two to three hun dred pages, as required in the appel- t late courts on the various appeals. f and not Including any of the defend- l ant’s expenses whatever, is over S2O,- t 000. A conservative estimate of the t expense of this litigation not lnclud- j ing lawyers’ fees probably would be ( $5,000. —George W. Adams In Atlantic, j < Twos and Threes. | Stella —Two is a company and three t is a— « Bella —Divorce. i which arrived at the office of the sur- Yeyor of customs for appraisement. It was a dainty silken thing, laven der In color, which lay on the table of Cashier Thomas for two hours. The garment was sent to the custom house by the postmaster at Somerset. Ky., who received it a few days ago through the mail from Japan. He did not send in the address of the owner. This was aggravating to the young women experts called in. “I know ev ery woman in Somerset," one said, "and I’d Just like to know who is go ing to wear that.” For half an hour it puzzled Sur veyor Taylor and two or three of his men *BBBIBIOIIIB to discover Just what the garment was. "It looks to me like the court gown of the queen of Zanzibar," said Clay Miller, who measures steamboats and superintends the loading of merchan dise at the custom house depot. “Don’t you men know anything at all?” exclaimed one of the women clerks, pushing her way through the puzzled group. "Why, it’s a kimono.” "What in thunder is a kimono?” in quired Deputy Sam Barber. “They don’t have that kind of thing down in Bath county, where 1 came from." Finally, when the officials decided that there was nothing dangerous about the garment, they started in fixing the value. It was estimated to be worth all the way from $1.50 to $l5O. The kimono was finally carried to a department store, ■vbere tbe silk A SLAP AT OUR SENATE CHINESE GIRL IN AMERICA In a number of the larger cities there has been noticed, that there is a greatly increased number of sewer ex plosions, and this has been attributed to the custom followed in garages of emptying gasoline into the sewers. It is explained that the vapor of the gas oline collects at favorable points and is exploded by the heat naturally gen erated in these places. A technical paper of New York calls attention to this dangerous condition and suggests that some measure be taken to pre vent It TILLING THE BEETS Question as to Depth of Cultiva tion and Proper Time. Dne Great Mistake of Farmers When Plowing Deep Is That Fields Are Too Wet—Judicious Irriga tion Essential. In considering the question of the cultivation of the beets it is often a question in the mind of the grower whether he should cultivate deep or shallow, and just at what time he should begin the cultivation. As we have often said, farming is not a constant science, but a variable ene. writes Prof. F. Knorr in Ranch t-nd Range. The various operations depend upon the climatic conditions more than upon all else, we have found in our experience that while cultivation is beneficial one year i» may mean a failure the next. Year a,ter year, however, we And that a fairly deep cultivation at the fore part of the season, that is from four to five inches in depth nnd a gradual shal low cultivation toward the end of the ripening season gives the best aver age results. We have met with a great deal of opposition among the beet growers when we suggested deep cultivation for the first time, the argument always being that the cultivator covers too many of the small beets. We admit that this may cause a little trouble, but it is nothing serious. Those that have disc attachments for the culti vators may attach these as feeders to prevent the covering. One great mistake that many farm ers make when they wish to practice deep plowing is to go Into the field when it is too wet. This, as a rule, will puddle the soil, turn It up in large pieces that will soon bake in the sun. and thus ruin the field for the season. If deep cuutivation is to be followed take care that the soil is dry enough to work up nicely, and break up Into a loose mulch. For the past few years we have had the opportunity to observe a large number of beet fields. We made It a point to see how the cultivation was done, and found that in the majority of cases the growers used what we know as the "Austin" knives from one end of the season to the other, with the exception when the ditching hoes were used. In many of these cases we found that the knives were very dull, and ns a result the actual cutl vation was not more than about one inch deep. What are the results of this kind of working? In the first place, the soil dries out quickly. In the hot windy weather a rapid evaporation takes place, and we are forced to either Ir rigate the beets or suffer loss from a much decreased crop. The other ob jection to this kind of cultivation is that w'e do not have a good loose bed for the roots to develop. It is nothing uncommon for beet growers to say "I have plenty water; my beets will not suffer for the want of It." It is not so much a matter of suffering, but a matter of expense, a good cultivation does not cost any more than the mere scratching of the soli, but the application of water Is an extra expense. In Germany the saying Is "Sugar Is hoed into the beets.” Here, where we do but very little hand work, we should strive to do better horse work. There Is no reason whatever why wo cannot grow ns good beets as the farmers on the other side of the wa ter. The matter of a good loose soil for the roots to grow and to develop is also a greater item than many would supitose. By the way of Illus tration let us compare the root sys tem of a plant with the stomach of an animal or the craw of a chicken. In order to get a good Healthy ani mal we must feed It just the right kind of feed to make a good, vigorous growth. If we give these animals a great amount of succulent or washy foods they must fill their stomach to the utmost and keep it full in order to get sufficient nourishment out of It to make growth. Give a plant too much water and the root system Is continually crowded with very much diluted plant food, as a cause of this, growth is checked to a large extent. When the soil Is loose and just enough water is given the roots will seek the plant food and take it up in such a manner as It Is required by the plant for the best results. In a hard stiff soil the fine roots find It difficult to make their way through and seek the food. By digging around plants In a hard soil we find that the roots are knarled and stunted, the effort thus expended means a loss to the yield of the crop. Let us practice a more thorough sys tem of cultivation, and judicious irri gation with our sugar beets, and the results will mean a greater profit for ourselves and a more satisfactory beet for the factory. Exterminating Mites. Here is a remedy for the extermin ation of mites that is said to be an en tire exterminator: To one gallon of boiling water add one-half teacup of "milk oil sheep dip,” which has previously been dissolved and mixed In cold water. This treat ment. it is said, if applied once a week during the hot months and one in fall and spring will absolutely kill all creeping things, as they are called. They are a tough proposition and one that is necessary to fight continually, if they are to be kept down. Fall Butchering. One of the jobs becoming timely at the first touch of cold weather Is butch ering. As soon as the weather permits It, every farmer should be living on meat of his own raising. A light weight hog Is usually made the first victim. Old meat, no matter how well cured, Is not so good as fresh, besides many a farmer lacks cured meat of any kind just now. "Store meat” has been a great expense to many farmers this year. The Heifer Calf. If a heifer calf Is being raised for dairy purposes do not feed it too much fattening food. SMALL ORCHARD ON FARM For First Time In Many Seasons Lit tle Patch in Arid Country Comes Through Booming. For the first time In a dozen or more seasons the general farmer’s little old orchard In the semi-arid country has come through with a good round profit. The crops were not only large but the profits were good, and In this way the owners of such places caught the weazei both ways, says Field and Farm. The result is that the general farmers all over the coun try have not only sat up and taken a look around, but are out hot foot for nursery stock to Increase their plantings next season, and why not? It is a good time to consider whether the general farmer can grow apples as a farm crop or more particularly whether he can afford to care for the trees now on the farm so as to grow fruit for family use and for sale, provided there are enough trees. It seems reasonable to suppose that any Irrigation farmer who has the willingness to care for his orchard and will follow a few plain directions can do quite as well or better than some of the producers of the present season. It will be difficult for man. farmers to name a crop that will give a greater net income for a series of years and at the same time involve less risk or require less cap ital. To make a measurable success of such a proposition, however, a farmer must have a little love or at least respect for his trees and per form the various essential operations upon them in careful manner and at the proper times. If the spraying is left until he can find nothing to do It will never be done on time and will seldom be effective. The farm er Is quite likely to conclude that spraying is of no value. Some fruit of fair quality can be grown with out spraying, in some seasons consid erable good fruit, but a paying crop is never assured without spraying. During the last year or two there have been a few Instances of good crops from unsprayed orchards. This spraying could be done by those who make it a business of fur nishing apparatus and materials and go from farm to farm spraying small orchards for less than It would cost the farmer who owns a few trees. If some reliable person can be found to do this and do It on time by all means secure him and pay the price without grumbling. But few can command such service and must do the work for then.selves. If It is done at all. The outfit need consist only of a good brass pump with barrel. 25 feet of hose, a good eight or ten-foot exten sion rod and one or more standard nozzles, the whole costing from S2O to $25, which Is only a fraction of the equipment needed to grow other crops. WATER BRINGS OUT ALKALI First Btep Is to Treat the Soil with Gypsum, which Will Change Soda to Bulphate. Water brings alkali to the surface wherever irrigation is practiced and water will take It out. There are two kinds of alkali—the sulphate of so dium and the carbonate of sodium. The first Is called white alkali and the second black alkali. The latter Is much more difficult to wash out than the white kind. The first step will be $o treat the soil with gypsum, which, being the sulphate of calcium or lime, will change the soda in the soil to a sulphate and then it can be washed out. After trees are once well established there is not likely to be any trouble from alkali and espe cially is this so if the soil is well drained and the soda is the white kind or is changed to the white alkali by the use of gypsum. When a field of low land is badly affected with alka line salts it may be necessary to put in a system of open drains. A tiling system is still better and should be laid three and one-half feet deep a distance of 50 feet apart or so. Qualifications of a Hired Man. There are great differences In the qualifications of the hired man. One is worth all and more than he re ceives, while another who is apparent* ly equally intelligent is not worth any thing and the employer is a loser la the long run by having him around. The best hired man Is one who Is In telligent and active. A good one should receive the best of treatment from bis employer and should never tire of what Is to be done on the ranch, regardless of the lateness of the hour or the inclemency of the weather. If loss Is likely to accrue In case he should fail to work at that particular time. Irrigating a Few Acres. There are many places where It is easily practicable to irrigate a few acres, and those acres will produce more than enough to repay the cost the first year. Now is the time to pre pare to irrigate next year. If no more than a small garden may be irrigated, this should be done. With soil made rich and plenty of water, and utilized fully, most people will be surprised at the results. There may be a suc cession of crops on the same soil. A kitchen garden may be irrigated from a well. Feeding Whole Grain. Bulletin No. 242, of the Michigan ex periment station offers some exact data upon the subject of feeding whole grain to cows, heifers and calves. When whole grain was fed to cows 22 per cent, was unmasticated; when fed to heifers,'lo per cent.; when fed to calves, 8 per cent. Chemical analy sis showed no change in composition of the unmasticated parts, so It is a safe assumption that the animal de rives no benefit from grain that passes through the digestive tract unaltered. Importing Stallions. Don’t it seem a little strange that the United States of America, the greatest agricultural country on earth, finds it necessary to Import thousands of stallions annually from such little countries as Belgium. France and Eng land? Wonder If there is not some thing wrong in American horse breed ing methods. Wonder if there are not a little too many horse dealers and a little too few horse breeders. In aid of proposed legislation affect ing phosphate lands, 1,320 acres have been withdrawn in Utah and 37,474 acres temporarily withdrawn in Colo rado in aid of legislation affecting pe troleum deposits. President Taft has acceded to the request of Secretary of the Interior Ballinger for a public investigation of the whole subject matter underly ing the so-called Ballinger-Pincliot controversy and the various charges that have been made against the in tegrity of the Secretary. Wouldn’t Do. “New-mown hay is a delightful per fume. We sell lots of it.” “Have you something with a gaso line order? I want people to think I own a motor car, not a horse.”—Life. A full course in the school of ex perience lasts a lifetime. A nest egg in bank will keep a man from brooding over his troubles. The man who is looking for trouble doesn’t have to go far from home. No Use for Numbers. no u>c iui iiuniucio. The school census taker stopped at a little hut in the mountains ff Ken tucky, and addressing the mother of an unusually large flock of children, said: "Madam, I am taking the school census. How many children have you between the ages of six and ” “Lemme see,” she broke in; "there’s Kay an’ Mary an' Annie an’ Lucy aA Carrie an’ Rob an' Jake an’ Will an^ Harry an’ Jim an' ” She paused for a breath mid her caller made haste to say: "Now, madam, If you oould Just give me the number ” “Number?” she snapped; "number? We ain’t commenced numberin’ yit, thank ye. We ain’t run out o’ names.’* —Success. Former Senator Joseph B. Foraker vehemently denounced the corpora tion tax before several hundred busi ness men of Cincinnati. He declared the tax absolutely unjust and advised his hearers to refuse to file reports or to pay the assessment because the law was unconstitutional and would ba found so by the courts. Crowned King of Belgium. Brussels.—Prince Albert, son of the late Prince Philippe, Count of Flan ders, was crowned King of the Bel gians Thursday, assuming the title of Albert I. With his Queen, Elizabeth, and their sons. Princes Leopold and Charles, the new King rode in state from Laeken to the Parliament, ac claimed by thousands along the gayly decorated streets. The oath of office was administered before a joint ses sion of the Houses of Parliament and the feeble attempt of the Socialists to sound a discordant note was drowned by the cheers for the King’s loyal sup porters. Cheered and praised like the suffra gette Jail martyrs in England, seven striking girl shirtwaist makers in New York City, who had served terms of five days each on Blackwell’s island for disorderly conduct during the strike, were decorated with bronze medals in the presence of 3,000 enthu siastic followers who gathered at an East side hall. The medals were given by the Women’s Trade Union League. Three Vassar girls took part in ths ceremony. The Australian government is offer ing a prize of $25,000 to be supple mented by a similar amount publicly subscribed for the Invention of a fly ing machine which can be put to prac tical military use. The competition is restricted to residents of Australia ard models and designs are to be ready by the end of March, 1910. DENVER DIRECTORY DAM I I nnV Dealer In all kinds of MKU DUS l« LUUA CIIANDISK. Mammoth (Ha lo* malN-d frt«. Cor. ICth and lilake. Denver. RUGS & LINOLEUM at wholesale prlrti IVe nay the freight, lint catalog In Denver mailed free. THE HOLCOMB & HART RIW FIIR3 hides and pelts nnvv runo "Mva'iSS'"* 111*beet prices paid and ieUefartory relume. I.OTZ HIDK * WOOL CO. . _ Crie. trmetwe, >(*■ TYPEWRITERS gS makes sold, repaired and ranted. Supplies and parte. Agent* Standard Folding and Koyal Visible. Address Department H. AWNINGS, TENTS THE COLORADO TENT * AWNING-CO. The largest Duck Goods house In the West. 1642 l.awrence St.. 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AMALGAMATION AND CYANIDE TESTS JK •» I°<- w rite Tor terms. 1736-1738 Lawrence St., Denver* Cota* SLIGHTLY USED PIANOS WEBER BABY GRAND s49o^ GEORGE STECK 6RAND $365# HALLET &. DAVIS SMALL GRAND, beautiful mahogany case $485 Taken as part payment on the Cable Inner Player Piano. Another carload of our special bar gains. $225 to $250. now on sale. LINCOLN TANNERY Highest prices paid for hldea. Send for piieea and tags. HENRY HOLM. 134 Sooth Ninth Street. I. In col*. Nebraska.