H.P. Eakle cattle purchase
LOCAL BUYERS OF SHORTHORNS Last Saturday a great sale of shorthorn shorthorn cattle was held at the state fair grounds. Howell W. Peel, of the Birch-Hills stock farm, offered his Iiertl at public auction. For show and breeding this herd is not excelled by nny on tho Pacific coastr Among the purchasers were T. B. Gibson and H. P. Eakle of Woodland, and Senator Hush of Sol a no .county. /Mr. Gibson and Senator Rush were ( the rival bidders on Noble Knight, the *s head of the herd, both in the show •'., ring and the harem, but the animal was finally knocked down to Senator Rush for $800. Noble Knight sired the first prize bull calf, heifer calf and calf herd at the great Lewis & Clark fair, which is a record unequalcd by any other bull on- the Pacific coast. Mr. Gibson purchased Knight Lady, two years and four months old, for $I07.EO; Noble Lady, one year and live months old. for J130; Fannie Belle, five years and ten months old, J130; Queen Rose, five years and nine months old, $205; Belle of Birch Hill, two years and six months old, $105; Madeline, nine years old, $151. Three of the cowa had calves by their side making nine head in all. H. P. Eakle purchased Lovely Ard more, four years old, for $1000; Whit Pearl, two years old, for $100, an Knight's Fancy, a yearling, for ?105. Elmo Montgomery of Davis, bougl Belle's Knight, a year and a half ol for ?82.60. : In addition to Noble Knight Sena tor Rush bought Manila, the fir« prize calf at the-Lewis & Clark expos tion, now nearly two years old, pay ing $350. He Ijpught seven more head at prices ranging from $800 to $900. Other buyers were Judge Carroll Cook and the Howard Cattle Company. Twenty-nine head were sold. H. P. Eakle Jr. paid the top price for one animal, $1000, and the average was $217.60, the best prices obtained in the United.States this year. Mr. Gibson's and Mr. Eakle's purchases,'arrived purchases,'arrived this morning and were taken taken to the Gibson and Eakle stock farms. The animals are a fine lot and much admired by all who have seen them. In this connection we may remark that the present outlook is that Yolo county will make a great showing at tho state fair this year.