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Illinois State Game
Farm, Dr. J. A. Wheeler Com missioner. Twenty.three miles south of Springfield is the state game farm. It is three miles south of Auburh, a village that secured a sort of fame in that part of the state by compelling the interur. ban line to build around it. A few weeks ago we availed ourselves of the opportunity, and visited the farm. It is composed of 360 acres, divided into two farms, Nos. 1 and 2. and are beautiful, with a fine forest grove and hay field. The purbose of this farm, spe cially, is to raise pheasants and other birds, such as are killed rapidly by hunters, were it not for this game farm and our time, ly game law, this species of fowl, a rare table dish; would soon be ex tinguished. The principal bird raised for * • cc UIOVI IOUUWU U f Cl line OU»LC »£3 the quail or patridge. The process is as follows, These birds are raised here at this farm, and each county in the state is allotted a certain number, and the fowls are turned lose in the woods to ‘‘replenish’' and propogate their kind. There are also a fine species of bird there, beautiful to behold. Hard to Roloo It is a difficult matter to raise these wild turkeys. In the first place, it, is hard to find their nests The eggs are set under a common hen. for the wild turkey is no good as a hatcher when in captivity. After the young birds come it is hard to raise them. Wnen they get their growth they are big and rangy and give the impression of much strength, and they look to be full of game, but as youngsters they are frail creatures. Something of the same trouble is experienced in raising tbe tame turkey. This game farm is uuder the able superintendence of Dr. J. A. Wheeler, state game commission er, probably the most efficient man in the state for the impor’ ♦ TT~ 1 . ~ U . ^ . _ vmihu Ain (AloU 11 'Xn Qi muiii at the head who is from England and thoroughly competent to fos ter (he birds and improve the farm This farm is now in excellent condition and said to be the fin est in the country. The Yearly Cost. It costs ab >ut $10,000 a year to run the game farm. This iuclud es paying for every thing that go on the farm. That sum is but a small part of the money turned in by the hunters who put down a d >llar, for ten times as much money is p iid to the game war dens and their deputies through out the state. Yet it is at the game farm that big things may be doing for the hunter, though he will not he able to realize this for several years yet. Dr. Wheeler is also to be cred ited for the economical basis on w hich this farm is run, and large ly is he due the credit for its for malion. Ring Reck Pheasants Perhaps the most pleasing sight on the farm for the hunter is the flock of English Ring Neck pheasants. There is a field of twenty acres that seems to be alive with these. Five thousand of these birds have been shipped from the farm this year and still there are 3,500 left there. Most counties in the state have had three to five shipments of these birds and all counties have nad at least one shipment. Three to six pairs of birds go into a snip ment. Wild Turkeys. There are some wild turkeys on the farm, twenty five of them There was a start with a gobler and one hen, and the twenty-five is the showing after two seasons. These birds run at large over the farm, though all of them have ons wing clipped. Dr Whssler’s PolltiosI Record. As a republican politician Dr. Wheeler ranks high and is a fac tor in state and local politics He has worked hard for the party and always, under normal conditions, brought his end of the workout victorious. He has served as mayor of Au bu.u for several consecutive terms and occupied other lofty places in the gift of the people. IC Q mom I ^ 7 -—— sitiou, affable and congenial. The Republican party is think ing very favorably of him for their candidate for Sheriff of this county, the election of which of fice does not occur for 3 years to come. But as years, in pelitics roll by ere you are aware, to look over the field so early is not pre mature, but timely, and, so far as a man forthat place is concerned Dr. Wheeler is the best man and the surest winner in the (county. He is a man who never stoops to things unbecoming a gentle man and has the united support of the county and stale. t This cool weather causes one’s thoughts to turn towards ‘‘pos sum and taters.” We wonder if they have such delicacies in Springfield, 111 We suppose not, for we haven't heard a word from the Forum on the subject. —Nashville, Tenn., Globe. We have plenty of “taters” up here, but seldom any ‘‘possum” is seen. The emtor of the Globe is not to bt wondered at for so ably editing his creamy journal, if he is surrounded by so superb a dish, occasionally, as “ ’possum and taters.” Brother Battle may send us a mess. A conspicuous sign in a saloon at Clinton, III., reads: “No minors allowed ” This is a time ly thing, and every saloon in the state should have similar signs, with the subjoined word, women. The 24th U. S. Regulars, col ored, now in the Phiilipines, will be returned to the states and lo cated in New York. Wonder if the ‘‘calamity’’ howlers have any objections to offer? Night, School. Has been opened at Ambidex ter. Tuition; 3 nights per week $1.50 per month; 5 nights per week, $2.00 per month. Open to old and young. . • f READ THE FORUM PUBLISHED WEEKLY v argest Colored Circulation in t) am tv. Price: per annum, $1.50; three months, in advance, 40 cents; per month. 15 cents. Office: 305 1-2 South Sixth Street. TELEPHONE MAIN 998, INTER-STATE 1092. WRITE ALL MATTER TO THE FORUM E. L. 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