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Morgan Breed Increased in Height
and Weight on Government Horse Farm There has l»o«*n a steady increase in the weights and heights H of tl.e horses maintained in tin* stud at the United States Mor- B gan horse farm at Middlebury, Vt., says a recent department circular, No. If-'!), Breeding Morgan Horses at the United States Morgan Horse Farm. In 1911 the average height ofj mature stallions was 14 3 hands and of mature mares 14.2% hail is. By 1916 these figures had been raised to 15 and 14.3. respectively, and by this year to 15.1% and 14.3%. Handy and Desirable for Many Uses. At the same time, however, the other qualities received just as much consideration as size. A frequent objection raised against the Morgan has been that it is too small, but the steady improvement in scale and weight is making the modern Mor gun a handy and desirable horse for use on farms, as pleasure saddle horses, for police mounts, and for cavalry purposes it has good speed and exceptional endurance. Tee Government farm at Middlebury was established to insure preservation of the- famous American breed, and the stock at the farm is a fountainhead where good blood will al way» be available. The circular just mentioned contains information concerning foundation animals, the story of the movement to conserve the breed, methods of breeding and management, show-ring records, and the records made by .Mor gans in endurance contests held in recent years. Since the ea"ly days of the breed up to the present time the Morgan has repeatedly demonstrated his endurance, one of the most desirable qualities in any horse, particularly a light horse. In this publication attention is called to the great reputation made by the First Vermont Cavalry in the Civi' War. This regiment was mounted on Morgan horses and official reports made to the War Department stated that the horses stood the hardships of the campaigns better than any others. Also, their short, strong legs, round, full-mus cled bodies, and beautiful heads, called forth universal ad miration. What applied to Cavalry horses then applies to day. The Morgan still has the endurance. Castor, a Morgan geld ing bred by the United States Morgan horse farm, made the second best time in the 300-mile endurance contest in 1919 He carried 200 pounds and made the trip in 51 hours and 1H minutes in 58 hours and 40 minutes, taking seventh place, contest for 1921 he was fourth out of 17 entries, carrying 245 pounds and making the 300 miles in 51 hours and 38 minutes. This circular, which is well illustrated with halftone repro ductions of beautiful Morgans, may be obtained free by ad dressing the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. The next vear ho carried 245 pounds and finished In the M. L CROSS HEARD FROM. in temperature of 110 In Shade at Braw. ley, Calif.; Doing Well. In writing to have the address of his paper changed to Kern, Calif., M I. Gross, formerly a well known farmer of this section, states he is living on his brother's place four miles from Beaumont, a fruit and grain section, 2800 feet above sea level. There are 18,800 acres in apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, figs, grnp -s, and English walnuts, and also cousld erable olives and almonds an- grown. FOR THE Xmas Menu ■ . M ■ 4 ■ ■ ■ As the Christmas Holidays approach it will be web for the housewives to commence planning for the Menu to be served on the great day of days. For your con venience we wish to remind you that we have and will attempt to keep in stock every needful thing to make the Christmas dinner a huge success. In the list will be found the following: Celery Head Lettuce Cranberries Oranges Lemon 3 Grape Fruit ■ ■ Sweet Potatoes Mince Meat Fresh Oysters Raisins Xmas Candies Nuts—All Kinds In our Grocery department we will have all staple and fancy items for your convenience, and in our Meat Department you will be able to select just what you desire in fresh and cured meats, poultry, etc. ■ ■ MODEL MEAT & GROCERY COMPANY ■ ODEM & GUY, Proprietors i "We had peaches here from June tlU in October," said Mr. Crosa. ''Quite high mountains are located to the north of us and there was snow on the top of them November 29, and It has las'll very (sail here for the last few days, raining some at times. Will leave for Bakersfield in a few days and will also stop in Isis Angeles. Bakersfield and Kern have grown together, there lielng a poatofflce in each place. The IM'ople in Bakersfield call Kern, Bast Bakersfield. The two places have a population of 18,000. The Pacific lias a depot in Kern and the Southern ' m tlumb Chri£tma$ H B B B ■ B ■ ■ ■ « ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ A'T I f M sr V ft m Ml *• M It mm p i4J I aoTQCAgrct r it l)i<l you ever stop to think how T a bit of knit goods—a sweater—makes boys out of every man in your family? Tt is a fact. Every man like i s\/cater—be dotes on 'em and he never feels bet ter than when he dons a sweater and is out in the ■ » open. Frr a Christmas present—sure to please—pick cut a sweater here—for dad. big brother and littiq brother. All that is new in weavings and colors $4.50 to $10.00 Women's Coats C CHRISTMAS SLIPPERS An offering that «hold interest every woman .vim has .vet to provide her self wit' a whiter coat. Fur-trimmed coats at the low price of $20 to $40.00 The arrival of Christ mas just ut the advent of the whiter season each year is the reason for the popularity of house slippers as the ideal gift What Is more comfor able than a soft pair of easy slippers for homi wear during the long winter evenings. Every grown-up and child tot needs a pair for com fort's sake alone. Price $1.80 and „ $1.75 •-a // f AuIOCASTCI BLANKETS I ■ These chilly nights are our beat blanket salesmen. We all know the comfort of snoozllng down under a Mg fuzzy blanket. That's the kind we have piled to the celling here—await ing your selection at $2.60 to — $11.00 o I* G «1 I ■ < J. Frank Sims » ■ «uroCASru Rich imported silks in distinctive striis-s or neat figured effects are the most attractive qualities of Men's Neckwear. All to lie found in this big lot of Christmas neckwear at 50c to . $ 1.00 Grangeville, Idaho Santa Ft- has a depot in Bakersfield. The district Is made up of sand, moun-1 tains and valleys. H "Beaumont is on the main line of j ■ the Southern Pacific and located on gf the highest point cast of Los Angeles, ^ with exception of the mountain top. j Banning is six miles east of Beaumont ' " but on lower ground. Palm Springs ! ® next, and Brawley next. The tempera- I ■ ture rose to 110 In the shade at Braw- I ■ ley last week. The valley here at Benu m mont is six miles wide and at Banning ^ tt Is but one mile with the mountains on each side ; San Bernardino on the ® north, and San Jacinto on the south. H Brawley is in the Imperial valley. are getting along nicely and wish to lie remembered to our old-time friends." We : I CUT Ol'T ODD SIZE ENVELOPES AND "DEBUTANTE" HANDWRITING ! Tile Postoffice department is urging the publie to desist from using odu sized envelope« and postal cards which ; are commonly used at the Christmas period. It particularly objects to small sized envelopes. The reason of this Is , that the canceling machines which are ! In every poatofflce are built to cuncel j the proper business sized envelopes, which they do at the rate of 50.00(1 an hour. Envelopes smaller than the bust -1 ness sized envelopes have to be cancel ed by hand, which not only causes de- I lay In the handling of these envelopes hut causes delay in handling all mail. The Postoffice department also ap peals to women especially to avoid stylish forms of handwriting.—"debut ante stuff." as one postal worker calls It.— and use a plain, simple style of addressing envelopes. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ m m ÿ _ m ■ ■ ■ ■ NOTICE. Tills Is to notify my creditors that they may send checks to me or call at my residence to settle accounts. MHS. P. M. GLANVILLE. ?-tf. MILK COWS FOR SALE. Four red Shorthorn cows, coming 8 years old will be fresh soon. J. W. Williams, route No. 1, Grangeville. 3-8t 1 W m K , # ■V .1* *■; ri s wm i. ;sep m SB? Jr !NC>T O N fs. n ■av y/r r. i* '08TI AMA I m : - 1 m ' Where the sun shine* mo* of the time. ooMt door life comfortable all the time, motoring made safe and delightful by thousands of miles of peved roads through a ( harming Mmvtroptc setting of orange grove*, mountain woodtends. picturesque parks and ocean boulevard* The Ô 'SSI LU\\ ! ■M -B/*\*** . j t : most wonderful system of hotels, apartment bouuA -uuuo. iMingteowt aad maea kx the amoamodatioii of tomnata at aor annoy m Ike word R ffir t a ttttativts et the II £ UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM fei »< I Chkmoo e — «S union I booklets giving •t Uw i\ o' Wot Ut them M* all ahas hotel rates c Sunny Oout^land rail rond teres, through car aerrio* the .1 Circle Tour through Sen Francisco and Salt Lake City, or a part of the way by No joumay of equal totem* iq America «>» trip I I >M »1*000 N I A , Sf. TV JaU •TV? t ' '■ 4«V C V ' ■ r j V' & rs »kV v: ■> 2s if] A [i| *1 Ai « If,A... A. U hit». v/SJa 'll 4v -w . ». >Tv Call on or address Agent, Grangeville, Idaho. Wm McMurray, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon.