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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THIS TiKTUR E 'ft A r L Y HERALD HANDING OUT THE BEST Southern Alberta vGrown Meats and Poultry at our Store, you may as well have a fresh killed Turkey for your Xmas Dinner. It costs no more, every bird in our Shop was raised in Southern Alberta and is fresh killed. We have everything on the Market G. A. pELANY Across the Coroner From the-Court House Phone 452 FOR THE MEN ON THE SOIL Talks on Agriculture (By Dr. A. E. KNAPP, Agriculturist and Veterinarian.) Judging Horse's Age It was not yesterday it became evi- dent that mother nature, in arrang- ing'for certain peculiarities in respect io the teeth of the horse, had provided 1bia animal 'with a kind of "clergy- inah'B certificate" which, properly S'ead and interDretod, not un least a fairly re- liable information regarding its age. It' is not the intention here to give R theoretical instruction of the signs find marks which we employ in deter- mining the age of the horse; that he- Songs 10 the A B C of horsemanship and may ho learned from any of the JKipiorcuB Authoritative illustrated text ijobks on the subject. What I want "o give some pointers on is in regard 10 certain prevailing notions which to juj aiind nyed some correction. in the first place we must not ini: some these marks teeth -which we employ furnish yn absolutely safe criterion, for BO is not the case. The explanation of this may- be found in that the ways of na- lure, although regular enough, are not Htrictly uniform; partly also in the circumstance that variations in breed, ieeding anil eventual slight Irregulari- ties in the position of the rows of the teeth, considerably influence the wear and tear of them. Owing to the great- er frrmiiess and'denslty of the osseous structures and the dental substance in high bred animals, for instance, the surface of the teeth in such horses teeth. The task is not so difficult as one might surmise from the run of some learned textbooks on the matter, but, although such studies are indis- pensable, one must not imagine that any degree of skill can he acquired through the books and charts only. The most reliable textbook is always the horse's mouth, PROVIDED you possess a good knowledge of the fun- damental principles and how to cor- rectly proceed. The beginner, there- fore, should never miss an opportunity to the guidance of his knowledge previously acqu hippological moi horses whose age is known or can be ascertained. "Otherwise "practising" may it so frequently to be nothing hut a continuous series! ulred from >ufh of such wear slower thun Is the case with of various mistakes. Such "exper- their more "low bred" kinsmen. It is also commonly known that a forma- tion of the jaws whereby the front teeth do, not fit properly in juxtaposi- tion will cause an irregular and mis- leading wear. The evidence furnished by the is unfortunately the kind most prevailing and too frequently con- founded with Teal knowledge. Exper- mere perfectly termed prac- by a founda- tion of knowledge most frequently turns out be a prolonged lilt-or- work, which may' or may nor teeth, therefore, must always be sub- miss ordlnate to 'testimonials, given by re- Urcduce the right. liable persons., But, in spite of this, %ve may nevertheless safely maintain that the leetli, in 9 cases out of 10, will furnlah a fully reliable hint for the determination of the horse's age. At any rate, one thing Is certain; ex- cept in those rare cases where the age can be fixed through testimonials, re- liable .above 'any shadow of doubt, no better proof can be obtained. Any and all who deal in horses should therefore make it a point to learn to read the animal's age on. its THEY CRY FOR ELLISON'S "OUR BEST" FLOUR That JB to say they cry for-the tread, calces and'pastry made wi'.h this delicious Hour. The pure natural taste of the child knows when a thing Is good. This .flour liuilda up tlic bone, brawn and muscle of your means health and hapr.liicaa to them. TRY A- SACK TODAY Ellison Milling and Elevator Co. MILLS AT UETHBRIDGE, RAYMOND Your Credit Is Good Under our Easiest-in-the-wofld Credit System, you can have as nice a home as the rich and well-to-do Tho people are "gro.wino- wiser as they grow older" and'most e'voryhody luniishes fcholr homo on this up-to-date plan. It's only a question of gottiiig ithp Itest pricos. best terms, and host treat- ment, and people who arc posted, their tracks'lead to tlils'store. Furniture of all kinds We can .furnish your home from top to bottom in iirst class style. Conic in and see our splendid Yon will also find many ideal Xmas ('lifts here. Carpets _ There is every advantage in buying here. We have a large stock-and splen- did variety to choose i'foiri; Curtains and Draperies Our Drapery Department, where all the newest things in Oiirtains-and Por- tieres are shown, is drawing-ihe atten- tion of who are benr Kitchen Cabinets beginners iis Ave.ll as old established house- keepers' should not fail to sec our display.of Cabinets. No aip-to-date home- should be without one. Our Prices and Terms are Beds When-furnishing your home and.'sec.onr line of Bedsteads. Artistic White Enameled Steel Beds, heavy, posts and artistically bent head. and foot board are strong- ly I'naclo with.brazed joints; they are the easily elealiable kind, cool and com- fortable. Pictures Pictures make good Xmas QiCis, because they are always welcome additions to the fur- nishing of, the-home. AVe have a splendid collection any of which will make an ideal gift. The Story of a Stove There a" young woman who started to bake; Hor range wouldn't work though a well known make- She said: "Today I must hasten away, And got me a range that will.hake every day." Shu bought a stove at "This 11 worked like a charm. And. no baking days now fill her with alarm. If, you wish a new range to replace the old, "YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD" loi-any one of our stoves. Alberta 405--6ih Street, Dominion Block Phone 1735 If I am .to be 'candid, 'I must not conceal, however, that personally I am of the opinion that the rules, gen- erally set forth in the textbooks on this subject, are of a rather dubious value in judging the age of a horse that has passed the S year mark. I believe that neither learnednegs nor practice can ''protect us from event- imlly committing tho worst blunders when we undereake to read from the teeth the age of a horse of 30, 12 or It years. And everybody who has been a diligent student, not only of hippological handbooks but even that textbook which nature herself has left at our disposal, shall willingly agree me in saying that '-ho wear of jtbe tuutii, ami the subsequent changes that take place, by no means are so regular as generally tabulated. Hence it follows that after the age ct" 0 or S the rules and signs adopted should be regarded more as possibili- ties than certainties, although it is J evident, in the absence of the latter, that these signs are of the greatest importance to the horseman V'in pro-] I fosses any degree of expert; I Besides the teeth the general con- formation of the horse speaks u whole t lot as to his age. The head of the youngster is rather "mealy" and the cavity above the very shallow, if visible at he la heal-' thy. Aid as the animal advances in' "age and wisdom" the head and thej gums become "thinner" or more mark, ed, while the above mentioned cavi- ties grow deeper; grey hairs, partic- ularly above the eyes and around the i muzzle, appear; the lips become thin- jiier and mote saggy and tho wither j sharpens while sinking of tho back, j lengthening of the quarters, etc., are all signs advancing ago. Smart people, who cnn hoar the srnss grow, claim to have observed thai the horse at the age of S ilo- vrlnps a Httlo "lino" or crease or i you ;.lip I cdgo tut lower eyelid, -and for. every following year an additional one Appears. I confess, however, that I believe in this as-much as I do in the 'well known fantastic assertion that the age may be determined by manual examination tail! In concluding this article I want to embrace (he opportunity, to impress up on the public in general'and the farmers in particular the fallacy of ihe popular idea thai a horse has lost its greater value when past its tenth year. If so be, and by way of com- parison, a man at forty would be ripe for entering a home for decrcpits. I am fully convinced that not the 10th, but the 15th year ought to be consid- ered the age limit beyond which it begins to go downhill with a healthy, strong and well cared for horse. How on Supreme above all others in qual- ity raised by merit alone to that proud emin- Alberta's Best Baking Powder is uniform, pure, is Invariably dependable. Your gro- cer knows him. much is ten years in the life of a horse? Many of his moat cherished .virtues qualities liave not even yut had time to develop themselves fully. He who demands heavy work and great exertion of his horse as a rule Will be better off if he sticks to the 10 to 12 year ojd horse and leaves the five year youngster alone, even if the former in his exterior may show about him the marks of honest work as .evidence of his still powerful limbs having been used the service of man. Winnipeg, Man., Dec. was received hero today of the death oi J. E. O'Connor, K.C., In London, at S.30 this morning, from peritonitis, lolowing an operation for appendicitis. Mr.-O'Connor was the senior mem- ber of the firm of O'Connor, Isbester Winnipeg, and. was at- tending the sessions of the Privy Council in the Interests of Winnipeg clients at the time of his illness. Paris, Dec. Turkish pleni- potentiaries to the peace conference j Iiave heon instructed to hreak off ne- gotiations if Bulgaria insists on the {surrender of Adrianople, according to i Temps' correspondent at Constan- ,i tinople. ifuviiiK I'oiimved military strength, Turkey.. cor- respondent adds, is ready to admit Greece to the peace conference with- out her joining in the armistice. If Greece should now ask for an armis- tice, lie concludes, Turkey would re- fuse. A St. Louis inventor has patented an incandescent lamp stand that can bo attached to the edge of a desk or table, hung on a wall or piece of fur- niture or rested upon any flat sur- fi! C Brings Solid Comfort to Old People All winter the Zero days and the windy, blustering Perfection Smoke- less Oil Heater gives them.real solid contort. It saves them many a cold and sickness for it easily warms the rooms not reached by the ordinary hsat. The Perfection Heater is made with nickel trim- mings (plain steel or enameled turquoise-blue Ornamental. Inexpensive. Lasts for years. Easily moved from place to place. At Dealers Everywhere THE IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY, Limited WINNIPEG ST. IOHN MONTREAL TORONTO HALIFAX ;