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Pulask00 Horse Show Days Great Eve,ntl BEST HORSES IN STA11 SHOWN ;hould go. There are three pure-lwinners is always given on the atory work before the shO- w' AT THIS ANNUAL CELEBRATION 00000000i0000,atC00l00vh00r00udthc00tB0000hllo,a0000ocdkaYThOfurs00:ySh;;ernand.a00he 2 edwUotr;tinth: tmenLn;ndt0000 JCOOI O| '9.'3 each year. The first show w= lotSwreSl?ane h:l[iarSnt'dPt: Z lai; hVeaasdfryedB. W..HhKec, ZotrsCannitetih;o  " " i . . es and colts led by halter; 24 in day and Thursday, Oct. 1 and 2, B.H. Keck, Mt. Pulaski, Gen It was on the same plan as the harness; 16 mules; 3 jacks and ity, perhaps 6,000 being h 114, is now a matter ot history, eral Manager. first year, and this method could pied pl and will long be remembered by everybody who was fortunate enough to be in attendance. The weather was ideal all during the Horse Show, although Wednes- day morning started out very threatening---but before time for the morning's program to begin, the fog had disappeared and the crowd commenced to assem. ble. 450 ntrl The show this year was a suc- cess from every view point. There were almost 450 entries of hors- es and mules made, and every one were fine specimens of their class. The show was managed to perfection, and each event was carried on scheduled time, and to the spectators seemed to be llke clock-work. The city was in gala attire for the three days' events, everybody was happy, and all exhibitors and citizens interested did all they could to make it one grand success all the way through. The streets around the public square, which had been heavily oiled during the summer, were in fine condition for the show, and the different classes had their particular side of the square and the time of day to show. The whole scene was a fine stage setting, and the elevation in the square gave the vast throng ample opportunity to view the Judging of these fine horses. The l heavy horses were Judged by I Edwin Hobson, of Clinton, Ill.;] light horses, M. Biers, of Men-I dota, IlL, and mules by W. H.! Odiorne of Springfield, Ill. Every i one of the Judges were profuse[ in their comment on the Horse Show, and pronounced it one of the finest events of its kind in i the country. In their opinion, the farmers and stock raisers of this[ section of Illinois are making great progress in furthering the betterment of their breeds on horses and mules. It must be understood that Importers were not represented in the show, but only people living not more than 30 miles from Mt. Pulaski. This is all the more remarkable be- cause the showing made would do credit to big affairs given in the large cities. Praised Horse Show Horace W. Truman of Bushnell, Ill., a member of the well known Importing firm of Trumans' Pio- neer Stud Farm, was in the city during the entire Horse Show, and was very much pleased with it He made special comment on the number of entries and im- provement in quality of horses. Mr. Truman said you won't see some classes as good at the State Fair, and also remarked that the best class of Shire foals he had seen this year were shown at the Mr. Pulaski Horse Show. Mr. Truman was on his way to the State Fair at Springfield where the Trumans' Pioneer Stud Farm had 40 head of Imported stallions and mares on exhlbl- tion. Th. O,rs and Asslslonts One pronounced reason for the success of the Horse Show is found in the men behind the work. men who put their should- ers to the wheel and worked long i and hard that the people of this part of the country could give an exhibition worthy of the fair state of Illinois. In the vast crowds were many strangers, and their expressions were enough to enthuse all the breed. ers and stock raisers to carry the splendid work and make the Horse Show a grander event Charles Schmltz, Mt, Pulaski Secretary. T. A. Scroggin, Mr. Pulaski Treasurer. Superintendents-- Heavy Horses, Jacob Stoll, o Chestnut. Light Horses, George F. Lach. enmyer. Mules, Amos Van Hook. Chief Marshals were: Joseph Sallee and John Rupp. They were assisted by Leigh Luc- as and Walter Hagenbuch. Lee Waddell acted as clerk in the heavy horse department, and John Crane was clerk in the light horse section. T. A. Gardner of Beason act- ed in the capacity of official an. nouncer, and gave excellent sat- isfaction. J. B. Gordon ably as. slated in the work on the south side of square during the driving and riding events, and other exhibits there. Best Judge Ever Sw Edwin Hobson of CliRon, Ill., was judge of the heavy horses. He is treasurer of the American Shire Association and is one of the best Judges of America. i This is what he says about the horses exhibited at Mt. Pulaski: i "The heavy horses at this show i are better than I ever saw at any such gathering. There are plenty here good enough to go to the state fair and many mares that hardly be improved upon. All a. round the square flags and oth- er unique designs were stretched on wires from the business hous- es to the trees in the park, and one block south on Washington street was arranged in the same manner. The decorators also a- dorned the fronts of many stores with clever designs, while other decorating, using to good effect the Horse Show colors, purple and gold. The whole effect w'as unusually attractive and favor- able comment was heard on every side Grand Parade Prize Wtmrs The grand parade of all prize 11 ponies, some of them ridden by children. In 1912 a grand champion prize was given over all stallions and breeds, and Bon Tencer, owned by Amos E. Van Hook, had the honor of leading the grand par- ade the last day. This year no class was made in this section, Mr. Van Hook's horse headed the parade only since he happened to form in line that way. Some Notes of Horam Show Secretary Charles Schmitz had south of the band stand, and at a very convenient place for everybody. His wife, who had assisted him in all the prepar- automobiles occu all the side streets the square, and perhaPS m than 200 machines were g ci'he city marshal Sa. d  Fryer, was ably assist ea._." ## day by Elise BredenSU James Anderson, while the officials added to the Show Roy and George Millay: Edwards and Ferd Bobe , Police Herman Hahn, . assisted by Will germ, George Snyder. The two Moving Picture ers were largely patro'@ added greatly in entertaLnW* crowds.