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   Spirit Of The West (Newspaper) - March 17, 1909, Des Moines, Iowa                                Vol 19 No 31 Weekly DBS MOINE3 IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 17 1909 Cents the Copy Southwest Department J W Thompson Editor 1100 west IStb Toiicka Kan Al conimunfcfllloijs IjitettdCi for this department Elioulil be nililn copy lor adveitisemuiiU should rcflch this offise by Smurdny ol en RECOGNITION OP CLASSES OP HORSES There is one tiling whicli seems to be confused in tlie minds of many horse owners probably because tlicre arc no exact mathematical lines marking it off and that is a distinction in the class to which various animals belong Most persons would recognize and concede when it comes to performers tliafc there are distinguished different record pei1 forming divisions such as tor this is presumably true if in any ir tliis epoch But tbere arc lines run ning through and separating stallions in general which it is not only idle but foolish awl absurd not to recognize There could scarcely be justification for instance on flic part of breeders in Kansas and Oklahoma bringing other stallions into comparison with and put ting them into u class to which Syni hoicor belongs And it would or has established a futurity family such as has JJavou Wilkes they do not stand on a common level with even the fastest record performing and greatest pedigreed stallions living with no sneh distinctive achievements This practically recognized in the higher ser vice fees commanded and the class of DNires and the range from which sent to their embrace Xo sire iu Kansas but Baron Wilkes could expect to get business from across several State lines and none in Oklahoma Imt Sym boleer and none in Missouri but Constantino and Early Keaper and just introduced the sensa tional Washington WcKirmcy sprang into sudden notoriety for very especial reasons Good and some reat as may be some or many other sires nml meritorious and worthy in their place and class and brilliant as nlti citrs feel are safe propositions for pros pective sires but that would not be put in the class of stallions that have had their get somewhat thoroughly tried out or entirely so and their caliber definite ly measured Tlicre are still others of the wholly untested class colts with extremely fashionable and prized breed ing with their own speed as well as firing ability to be proven but that pedigree experts would bank on wholly from an inheritance standpoint and breed the very best of matrons to at a large service fee Then there are a class of sires nearly or quite phenome nal in transmitting the pacing gait but Killing back greatly when it comes to trotters In this way there nre numer ous divisions and subdivisions among sires nil to be acknowledged as highly valuable and meritorious for the pur pose and on the plane on which han Early Reaper Property of E Knell Carthage Missouri As lie appeared October y IW8 at StMUiHa Ma wlnrc he won tlio J1250 Stallion S weeps t tikes trotting his litilfmile heats in anil etc But while not in the figuvca serin tibunt the slime with llaron Wilkes mathematics there are equally defi in Kansas and Karly Itcaper nite categories of classes to which and Oojislunliiie in Mis sires and brood marcs belong There is sonri When a IKIS put on he indeed occasionally such a rare and ex turl such prrfinvjirrs as lias NvmhoKcr ctiptional individual in breeding and he last two or three years or achievements that we say and proper as lir and Karly ly pcrhnjis that ho is in a class by him Hoapir recently with his cliani solf Of the great McKinney pion Early Alice and nn measured as on extreme speed progcni bniten trotter like Am Knvly they nmy litconn yet it is HOUR dlrd uml can lc luovo uujusl lluir tf rocogtiixc that ttioy or iitiivitsotiuMe tliun io spoiik or trcut IHNIIIL to i dilVorcat ainl omv tluin it in tmo m with ranking in ihoir own other or for t1m sunnInini iLiid 1o iu a compavi niss or tradn Tliis is an error Jrc with TJuMi iliorft nvti otlior iinciifly cointnittod and cmi rcsult in wjiuin just nltrvut us There arc 1ml coufitsMJii as tinonly M HMttimijil in fact is in tlinn in stud foils that are in a division Xor it is iirocssury in UJif o lluir Diiit llieir spMiul fan of Jiny oni iliat lie   

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