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Of Particular Educational Value to Be
ginner—Gives Fancier Chance to
See Live Birds.
(By R. H. WHITE.) '
The educational value of the poul
try show to the fancier, and particu
larly to the beginner, cannot be over
estimated. A study of the standard
or other descriptions without the op
portunity to see live specimens could
never give the clear, concise concep
tion of a variety which the poultry
birds creates. Nor is this benefit
lost to the experienced fancier, for
every opportunity which he gets to
see the birds of his competitors and to
meet and exchange ideas with his fel
low-breeders is of direct educational
value. After all, poultry breeding,
like all other live-stock breeding, fol
lows certain fashions, which are con
stantly changing more or less slowly,
and for this reason the fancier who
never has opportunity to observe oth
er men's stock can scarcely expect to
keep abreast of these fashions in
birds. To the fanciers, therefore, both
old and new, the poultry show is a lib
eral education, and in some sense a
To those not particularly familiar
with poultry and who attend the show
largely from curiosity the exhibition
has a distinct educational value. It
opens their eyes to the extent and
degree to which poultry breeding has
been carried, and brings a realization
of importance of the industry. In thi 3
relation the show has a direct value to
the industry in arousing interest in
poultry breeding and in gaining many
new recruits.
To the plain or utility poultryman
the show has, of course, an education
al value. It may open his'eyes to the
value of pure-bred stock as compared
with scrub or mongrel stock, though
here it would seem to fail somewhat
in its possibilities. The writer has
been informed, however, that this ed
ucational influence is felt in the in
Prize Winners.
creasing difficulty which Is met by
fanciers in selling cull stock. The in
ddustrial exhibits are also valuable to
the poultryman, quite as much so, in
fact, as to the fancier. To this class
the show should have a much more
far-reaching effect that at present ex
ists, and it is in this respect that re
forms should be initiated.
How to Feed the Flocks.
Scratching is of more importance
than feeding, and it is not necessary
to feed them more than twice a day,
as the noon meal usually satisfies the
fowls that they will not be inclined to
scratch and then exercise. The hen
that has to hustle for part of her liv
ing will be laying eggs while the over
fed hen is serenely digesting her food
and quietly waiting for her owner to
bring more.
These bright days make work in the
poultry yard a real pleasure.
Hens should not be expected to
drink ice water or eat corn out of
Hens will not lay well or thrive
unless they have plenty of sunlight.
Keep the windows clean.
The idea of perfect comfort should
predominate in every building that is
constructed for the chickens.
When fenced away from the gar
dens and flower beds fowls do little
damage and cause scarcely any annoy
ance on a farm.
Chickens will not scratch when they
are overfed nor when there is no
feed in the litter. The idea is to keep
them scratching.
The material front which egg shells
are made is carbonate of lime and
there are many forms in which this
may be furnished.
Hens that, are not laying these days
can coaxed sometimes by feeding
them a small amount of cut bone or
fresh meat in some form.
When it becomes necessary to wash
eggs on account of their becoming
soiled in the nest, don't use soap or
anything else but luke warm water.
The Indian Runner duck is to the
duck family what the Leghorn is to
the hen family. They are great lay
ers, hut not so suitable for market
If you keep the poultry house as
clean as the dairy house and use
equal energy and goçd sense in ev
ery other branch of the business you
will make money.
Always pick up the feed troughs
that are used in the pen after each
meal, and put them back against the
side of the building where they will
not become filthy.
If you would have eggs in the win
ter try to imitate nature as much as
possible. See that the fowls are com
fortable and that they get plenty of
fresh air, light and exercise.
vfey WILBUR D. NEraiT
HvUve (jre*t«g>
Ho, my little fellow, with the glamour In
your eyes.
Let us watch the pictures whîre the
glowing ember dies;
Let us see the palace where the princess
lives in state—
Walls of gold a-gleaming In the magic
of the grate!
Walls of gold and silver, and a ruby
stream that rolls
Round about the palace In the ever
changing coals.
Ho, my little fellow, with the wonder in
• your eyes.
Tell me of the glories where the flashes
fall and rise!
Let us sop the turrets and the pinnacles
and all—
Ves, and hear the trumpets blow de
fiance from the wall!
Bee the princess smiling at the window,
while below
Stands the princely lover who is loth to
mount and go.
Flo, my little fellow, with the firelight in
your eyes,
Take me back to boy-land with its ever
happy sides!
Let mo sit beside you while you gaze into
the flame,
Tell me of the princess; of her beauty; of
her name:
Let us trace the Jewels that her gentle
charms enhance;
Let us catch the glitter of the armor and
the lance.
Ho, my little fellow, with the wisdom
in your eyes.
Let me have the knowledge that I had
when I was wise;
Trace the olden pictures In the coals, and
let me see
All the royal visions that were once so
true, to me.
Look again, and tell me what the dying
embers hold.
For my glad boy fancies now are ashes,
gray and cold.
Too Much.
"It wasn't his citified airs altogeth
er that made me mad at him, judge,"
explains the native who has been
haled to the justice court on com
plaint of the summer boarder. "I can
put up with a lot of hifalutin' style,
but when these here Percies and Al
gies commence to springin* their
jokes, sometimes they jest nachelly
makes me riled."
"But what did this here gentleman
spring on you that made you cut loose
and pound him up this way?" asked
the justice, gazing at the bandaged
head of the plaintiff.
"It wasn't so much, sence I've had
time to think it over, but if you'd 'a'
been there an' heard the s'perior way
in which he ast me if th' foot hills
wasn't a great place for corn, you'd
'a' hit him, too."
If tbe skirts at the dance
Are fashioned like trousers,
As mentioned in style's newest notes,
Will petticoats, too,
Be novel and new—
Will they be called neat pantacoats?
Clever Work.
"Sir," said the Russian general to
the war correspondent, "I and the
members of my staff wish to thank
you for the highly creditable work
you have done during this campaign.
The papers containing your articles
have Just reached us, and we have
been greatly pleased with the evi
dence of your carefulness."
"Thank you; thank you, sir," said
the correspondent, blushing deeply.
"Not only," continued the general,
"have you got all the main facts and
incidents, but you have succeeded in
properly spelling our names."
Picked His Man.
"This check," said the judge, exam-,
ining the forgery which had been sub
mitted as evidence, "is a bungling
piece of work. It seems to me that
it wouldn't deceive any one. Where
in the world did the prisoner find any
one to cash it?"
"He passed it at the green grocer's,
your honor," explained the prosecuting
The Dear Friend.
"M^bel," said the first dear friend,
"I want you to sing one or two num
bers on a charity program I am get
ting up."
"Oh, you dear thing," replied Ag
nes, the second dear friend, "it is per
fectly sweet of you, but you know I
have almost dropped my singing."
' Rut you are just the one we want
for this program," insisted the first
dear friend, "it is for the inmates
of a deaf and dumb school."
' 7 lU 4
Busy Men Take to Saddle Horses for
Needed Exercise.
Latest reports from around the
country indicate that, in at least one
instance the automobile has been a
benefit to horse breeders instead of a
detriment, as so many people seem to
think. This relates to saddle horses,
which were never so popular at any
time within contemporaneous history
as at present, and many breeders and
dealers attribute this change of senti
ment to the general use of the auto
In these days when motor cars are
put to almost every imaginable use,
and when most business men regard
them as indispensible in the daily
routine of their affairs, one great
drawback has made itself apparent,
and that is the lack of exercise, with
consequent poor health, to so many
busy men. To overcome this effect
men of affairs throughout the land
have taken to the saddle horse, and
saddle horse breeders report that the
demand for all kinds and classes of
saddle horses was never so great as
This has been a great stimulus to the
breeding of saddle horses in Ken
tucky and Missouri, the homes of the
greatest saddle horses ever foaled.
Other states also find the same favor
able conditions, and in this connection
Colorado bids fair to take rank as one
of the leading western states in the
breeding of these beautiful animals—
which have been christened by horse
experts and lovers as "the exquisite
American horse."
At the horse and stock'show in Den
ver, January 16 to 21, some extraor
dinary rings on saddle horses will be
exhibited and many of the foremost
breeders in nearby states have already
sent in their entries. The Denver
show is now recognized throughout the
west as a most liberal education for
horse breeders of every type from the
light harness horse to the mammoth
draft horses.
o® -
Miss Loula Long and Her Pets.
Millionaire's Daughter Spends Thou
sands on a Show String.
Horse racing may well be termed
tbe sport of kings, and this is true in
more than one sense. It surely takes
a kingly purse to maintain a racing
stable, whether of runners or light
harness horses, but according to some
of the largest show exhibitors, both in
this country and across the water, the
most costly way to indulge one's love
for a good horse is to equip and main
tain a big show stable and take it
around the circle of metropolitan
horse shows.
There is absolutely no equable re
muneration for the expense incurred
in riding a hobby of this kind as the
premiums given, even at the largest
shows, would be wholly inadequate to
defray the outlay necessary for the
maintenance of a high class show
One of the lf»"gest and strongest
stables of show horses in the west is
owned by a woman, who directs the
care and management of the horses
and exhibits her own entries in the
ring. This remarkable young wom
an—for she is both young and attract
ive—is Miss Loula Long of Kansas
City, the daughter of a millionaire,
and she spends her money with a lav
ish hand.
Miss Long's horses, harness, ve
hides and appointments represent an
investment of many thousands of dol
lars and she spends thousands more
every year keeping her show string in
condition and in shipping to the var
ious shows around the country. Last
summer she sent her famous horse, the
King, to the Olympia show in London,
where he demonstrated that he had
quality enough to be returned a win
ner. Miss Long is an accomplished
horsewoman and whenever she enters
the ring she makes a dashing figure.
Miss Long and her stable of blue
ribbon winners will be a leading fea
ture at. the coming horse show to be
held in Denver by the Western Na
tinnal Livestock association during
the week of January 16 to 21. Horse
men from ail over the west congregate
in Denver during that week and many
of the largest horse show exhibitors
from the east also put in an appear
This year in addition to Miss Long
the stables of Augustus Busch, the
millionaire St. Louis brewer, Edward
B. McLean of Washington, D. C, a
young millionaire who has recently
broken into the horse show game.
Judge William II. Moore, whose horses
won more ribbons in Ixmdon this year
than those of any other American ex
i hibitor, and George Pepper of Toron
to, will compete at the Denver show
The railroads all announce special
reduced rates to Denver and return
; for the National Western Stock Show,
! which is held during the week of Jan
nary 16-21.
fi ,
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The Popular American Saddle Horse, at th e National Horse Show, Den*
ver, Jan. 16-21.
War Department Finding Difficulty in
Securing Right Kind of Horses.
The war department at Washington
is experiencing considerable difficulty
dining tiie past few years in securing
the proper kind of horses for re
mounts lor the cavalry. During the
past five years the iarmers of the
country have been going almost ex
clusiveiy into the breeding of heavy
draft horses and while there are still
a number of good light stallions in
service, the demand for light harness
horses and saddle horses is far in ex
cess of the demand.
•f ne lioer war, the Spamsh-Amen
can war and the Japan-Russia scrap
drew heavily upon the saddle horses
of the country and particularly in the
west. Range stockmen took advan
tage of the demand to clean uu the
Why Does the Little Man Always Exhibit a Big Horse and the Big Man
Show a Pony?
lignt range stock ana today tbe west
is producing barely enough of the sad
die horse to supply the demand to;
cow horses.
Practically nothing has been done to
interest the horse breeders of the I
epuntry in the cavalry horse. Few |
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uiccuci-s Know jusi wnat is required
of a cavalry horse or the class of a
horse that' is wanted for that purpose.
The National Western Stock Show
at Denver has arranged to give the
cavalry horse a prominent place in the
big show to be held January 16-21 and
Secretary Dickinson of the department
of war has issued an order for a troop
, of cavalry from Fort Russell to partiel
I pate. This troop will bring down
to the Denver show a bunch of typical
cavalry horses and they will be put
through their drill in the arena to
show just what is required of them.
In addition to the cavalry horses, a
number of officers will attend the
show with their chargers and will
show the breeders the class of horse
they need and the kind of work they
are expected to perform. A good charg
er must be a good jumper and one of
the features of the Denver show will
be the jumping in the military classes.
The military feature of the horse
show at Madison Square last month
and also at the International show at
Chicago, attracted much interest and
should prove a most interesting and
instructi/e feature at the bi.g Denver
Bhow in January.
The Final Test.
A big feature of the Denver stock
show which opens on January 16, will
be the carcass contest. The block is
the final test in meat making and it is
proposed to educate the western meat
producers to that fact. The steers to
be slaughtered in this competition will
be first judged on foot in a judging
competition and then slaughtered an^
1,1 *- ne carcass, -rne idea is to
ry . 0 the stoc * c growers look
under the hide of hie animals. The
carcasses will be judged from the
I u . c er s an dPomt as to what consti
| u es pr »he edible meat._
appeals to one
and all. Be
sure that the
meats you eat
meet all the re
quirements of
this law
The Central
Meat Market
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And Company
Capital $100,000
C. W. ßerryman, President
G. A. Robethan, Vice Pres
C. V. Fisher, Cashier
W. F. Berryman, Asst Cash
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