VISIT BY SCHOOL
'The spring «how of the Royal Agricul- tural and Horticultural Society wa3 con- tinued oil Friday, and bracing sunny weather made the conditions most plea-
sant for visitors to wander about the jrounds and see the outdoor exhibits, in- cluding the stud cattle, draught and road- ster stock, and the dairy cows, and in the annexes to inspect the. poultry, dogs, and pigeons. ' In the main hall, too, there WAS much of interest in the dowers, f.-uit, and vegetables, all beautifully diBpIayed and of
In the morning between 6.000 and 7.000 children of the public schools were able to taiëc advantage of the generous invita- tion of the president and committee of the society to visit the show free of charge, so that they , might learn from the exhibits of the im- portance of South Australia's primary in- dustries. It was left entirely to the hcad
mastei s and head-teachers to accent the I invitation, and over 50 schools in the mo- i tropo'.itan 'area, or within comparatively
,P*sy distance of Adelaide, availrd them- I ^|"»"ves of tim opportunity.- Judiing by the |
time at which the young people were ascem.
bled at the, gates allotted to them "for en- ] trance to the Show, and taking into con-
sideration the places from which they liad j come, «onie of them must have parad-d as
early as 7.30 a.m. Pupils rf class 111. ami I upwards'were admitted, and teachers-at-1 tended with them to di=eharge whatever duties were assigned to them by their head- masters. Mr. H. A. Curtis (chief clerk in the Education Department) stipcrvis-d the'
entrance of the children to the grounds, j The young people appeared to enjoy im- ! men<=e"y their outing and the round of sight-seeing. The echoils which had notified their inten- tion to attend were the following: Riehmoud, 100 children; Walkerville, 130; Ardtornish, 40; Tanunda, 50; PlyniDton, fiO; Parkside, 260: Unley, 350; Nairne", 23; Payneham, 60; Hindmarsh, 350; Silisbury, 30; Rose Park, 200; Nailsworth, 250; Burn- eide, 30; Observation (Currie-street), ISO; Campbelltown, 40; Penfield. 8; Fulham, 40; Basket Range, 30: Glanville. 120: Crafers, 16; Norwood, 650; Woodville, 100; Athel- stone, 30; Lefevre's Peninsula, 440; Nor- ton Summit, 40;. Edwardstown. S5: Wel- lington-road. 150: Kilkenny, 120; Magill, CO; Northfield, 30; Abattoirs, 22; Noar- lunga, 24; Two Wells, 22; Nuriootpa, 30; Glen Osmond, 60: Monteith, 12; Stirling "East, 24; Thebarton, 500; Golden Grove, 10; Giiles-strret. '220; Sturt>atreet, 230-, Goodwood, 303; Morphett Vale. 14; North Adelaide, 250; Brompton, 130: Kangaroo
Flat, 10; Redbanks, 10; Marryatville, 120; J Westbourne Park, 50; Flinders-street, 250; . Paracombe, 2S: Mitcham, 80; Brompton, 167; Chicago, 20. ^
'In the afternoon the'principal attrac- tion in the programme of horsc-s-in-action was the event for hunters, up to 12 'st., over jumps, and the Olympia jumping com- petition for the Walker Cup. for which lat- ter' there were nine entries. The animals "bad to negotiate a triple bir iumo; "in and-out," railwav-gate, and bush and water jumps. The other ring items, in- cluding competitions for harness hornes and ponies, were all watched with interest. The Attendance of the BubKc. was large.
Horses in Action.
The competition over jumps and ob- stacles was the main feature of the horsea in-action programme on Friday afternoon. There were half a dozen competitors, and in one or .two instances sensational inci- dents were witnessed. The conditions .'-'f this event are those ruling at the Inter- national Horse Show, Olympia, London, and they set out that the competitors arc to carr}- not less than 12 st., and that the fences are to be taken at a fair hunting pace. That the latter is impossible where j the trip'e- fence3 are concerned was clearly' demonstrated on Fridav afternoon: Not one comoctitor faultlessly megotiated this obstacle, ' and in moot instances the thive poles went tumbling to earth. , The win-' nor, Mr. T. O'Dea's Mardon, was credited with 131 faults. Mr. .F.''Dougall was in the saddle, and he rode weir. .His was quite| the best performance, and Jhe shaped-ivelll at the tr'mle jump.- C. Bleechmore rode with daring and skill in piloting Valmond. but the chesmit horse was rather .too eager and with 15 faults against hi-, name he was placed second. Mr. A. G. Williams' bay gelding. Regal, came third fn position with lSv faults retorded against him. The owner was, up, and at the water jump he came down. Ile slid quickly from ' the Paddle, and there was no harm done. Mr. S. Marriott took C Denholm's black mare. Countess, over the jumps,- but sue showed a tendency to baulk from the first "brush."' She dis- played too great an eagerness in approach- ing the obstacles, and was thus forced to wriggle over them. One of Mr. T. O'Dea's riders (Mr. L. Overall) sent Mr. R. O. H.- Giles' Blue Mantle at the jumps, but the grev mare went out after baulking three times ¡it the third "triple." Mr. E. M. Luxmoore took Sometimes to the first "brush," but the brown gelding merely pushed toe obstacle over, and the rider de- cided upon a retirement. , . .
Speaking of the single buçgy horses, the judge remarked that the winner, Miss G. May's chesnut gelding Caesar, was a better mover than the second horse, which was rather extravagant in bending his knees and hocks. Of the 12-stone hunters the judge remarked that Mr. J. Turner's Rab biter. which came second, jumped well and gave a faultless exhibition, with the excep- tion of touching the stone wall the last
time round. Mr. E. M. Luxmoorc's Some- times ivas the winner., and he made not one mistake. The third horse was Mr. P. Teesdale Smith's Doiircree, which climbed over tue jumps, striking the stone wall, and baulking twice at the next fence. The following is the prize-list:
.Tuilsrr-. Mr. H. J. Cirlnoy.
iVaprontfte horse, 15.2 hand«! or over, shown in hooded w-astroni tte. Mr. \. Wellinjrton's bk g Jack .Trh*-»-on; F. T. Elliott's br g Prince.
Ponv. 12.1 ai'd IS hand-», driven, Mr. F. C. Warming's br Stir Tfai-rtlc; Jtr. It. Smith's b in Lot ti<». **
Hame-«; pair, 13 hands or over. Dr. J. A. 0. Hnnilton's Von and Tommy: Mr. S. Solomon's Jack and Hub-.-.
Pony. IS.:!, and not excecdimr 14.1 hands, rid ïlcn. .1. Blake's b g; nura; J. Uidurdson's, b ni Ruby
Fastest trotters or pacers, in saddle or harness.
Thursday. Friday. Mr. W. J. Messenger's br K
Uov Jim. 2.5Ó £.52 i Mr. F. H. Aylinsr's b m Lou C. 2.49 2.15 Mr. 11. ris'lon's br g; lliuc
Royal. 2.45 2.32}
Mr. A. Francis' b liaron
lloth'i-liîld. 2..11 2.S1
Blue Hoi al. on the workul ojt handicap time, is Iodine by h-ilf-a second.
Kiii-rle Bii-rarj' Hors*», over 11.5 ami not oxcrrtl inc 15.2 hanSs. Miss O. Maj's eli *. Caesar; Mr: T. R. h'earfe's blk g Master 'Iraccy.
Hunltr. up to 12 st., over jump«;, for general buntine qualifications, for Crawford Challenge Cei».
Mr. E. M. Luxmoorc's br cr Sometimes .. .. 1
Mr. J. Turner's br R Rabbiter. 2 Mr P. Teesdale Smith's br g Doureree .. .. 3
Sinclc barnes« horse, over 1 t.l and not exceeding 14.3 hands, Mr. K.,Parks' e'rm j* Danvers; Mr.
Iy->. Hanson's ch m Liberty.
1-onj. 12.1 and under 13 hands, suitable for ard ] to be r'<!den by a hov or »rirl, Mr. J. II. James' I b s Mick: Mr. F. W. I'attch's ch m Dolly.
Jumping Competition, over jumps and obstacles,
fcr Walker Challcnrre Cup. | Mr. T. O'Dr-i's di h Mardon fF. Doii-r-ll) .. li Mr. Ii. E. Jacobs' br f* Valmond (C. Blocch- I
mor»-').2 Mr. A..0. Williams' b g Regal (owner) .... S
SOME OF THE EXHIBITS.
P. PRITCHARD & CO. '
One of the most popular resorts on the Show Ground was the capacious and tastefully' decorated marquee erected by Messrs. Pritchard & Co., advertising
agent«-, of 132, Gawlor-place. Prominently . situated on the western side of the con- tinental ground, the visitor was soon at- tracted to the display of a few lines of goods for household and gut-den use, all of which received careful and apprecii tive attention.
A. M. BICKFORD & CO., LTD.
On the centre stand was noticed an ex- ' hibit of Alpine skin soap, manufactured by Mesrs. A. M. Bickford & Sons, Ltd. Samples of this excellent toilet requisite were distributed. This firm are also manufacturers of the "Our Jack'" brand of spraying powders-namely, arsenate of lead and Bordeaux powders, which are most effective in the treatment of trees affected by aphis and kindred pests. Specimens in tins and tubes were on view. A useful assortment ? of veterinary and other instruments required by stock owners and farmers was displayed. A very attractive exhibit, representative of "Floorite," recommended, by the manufac- turer as the most reliable self-shining
linoleum polish, was another medium of. attraction. A striking figure in wax added to the effect. "Floorite" is _ .i great help to housekeepers in assisting to maintain bright clean homes.
Red Label Liniment.
Red Label liniment, for external use in case of rheumatism, sciatica, &c., oc- cupied a portion of the main space. The proprietors of this excellent liniment have earned much favorable commendation for their medical production.
Prescrvene washing soap is a very popu- lar article in domestic circles in bouth Australia. This soap, .has undergone every test as an adjunct to the laundry, and being effective in results and econo-
mic in cost, will no doubt continue in j
Klenza spray, which is highly recom- mended as an effective destroyer of flies, fleas, cockroaches, and other' vermin m houses or institutions, was another use- ful exhibit in this marquee. The spray is distributed by medium of an atomizer.
Jumbora tea was also represented by neatly printed boxes and a large figure of an elephant. Samples, of tea in packets were judiciously distributed by Messrs. Pritchard's staff of employes.
T. J. RICHARDS & SONS' CARRIAGE,
BUGGY, AND, MOTOR EXHIBIT.
The firm of T. J. Richards & Sons have always been favorably known for the
quality of their work" and their ability to keep not only abreast, but ahead, of the times in all branches of buggy, carriage, and motor work. Their magnificent ex- hibit of all clares of horse vehicles, motor cars, and motor cycles at the Show strengthened their enviable reputation for this excellence. One has only to inspect their method of work to immediately rea- lise how this high standard is continually
maintained. Messrs. T. J. Richards and Sons' factory, situated in Hindmarsh- square, is being continually remodelled and extended to better cope with their ever increasing trade. The mechanical equip- ment is kept right up to date -by imme- diately adding every new machine or de- vice calculated to improve the excellence of carriage or motor building. It is no
flight of imagination to say that Messrs. T. J. Richards- & Sons' "King of the ' Road" carriage and motor factory is one of the best equipped in the Common-
wealth. It is. A sincere wish of this firm is for every customer or probable cus- tomer to visit their splendid factory and
closely follow the operations of construc- tion in the many departments of car- riage and motor body building. Then, and only then, would one understand that every employe is a specialist, trained to habits of accuracy, and guided by long ex- perience in perfecting each operation. Ano-
ther important factor is also responsible for the high standard which characterise all their work, and that is the persona! supervision devoted to each job. Among the many beautiful vehicles exhibited at the Show this year could be seen the fol- lowing:-Four-wheeled dog-carts, beauti- fully painted and upholstered; coronation buggies (one of this firm's latest designs, Rosa buggies, -both with and_ without canopy; convertible buggies of variou styles, abbott buggies, some , fitted with rubber tyres, others with steel tyres; side- bar buggies, both for ponies and horses: speedaway buggies, which are such favo- rites with sporting people: Essex and Marni buggies, which are always in great demand; several designs in express bug- gies, which are still the farmer's favorites Then there are sporting carts, gigs, and sulkies, too numerous to mention, suitable for all sizes of horses from the smallest pony to the largest horse, altogether mak- ing a wonderful display, which had to be seen to be appreciated.
The modern mode of travelling is, without doubt, the motor car, and in the manufaeture of the bodies and coach work in these vehicles this enterprHng firm has more than held their own. Ex- amples of thia were to be seen on their stand. Examples of this firm's motor body work were al«o to be shown on the motor stands of Messrs. Hugh V. McKay, Harvey P. Finlayson. Clutterbuck Bros., Orchard. Ralph, and Co., S.A. Farmers' Union. IT. C. Richards, and Ey~s a"d Crowie. Beside* building new bodies this firm specialises in repairing, painting, trim- ming, and eleetroplating.
Messrs. T. J. Richards & Sons have just received the so!e agency for South Australia, Broken Hill, and Western Australia for Belgian built Dixi motor cars. The Dixi car is one of the Continent's most popular ears, and comes with a very high reputa- tion, and enioys a very large cale through- out the Cont'nent. One of these cars was entered in the recent Melbourne to Syd- ney reliability contest, in which it secured first place in petrol consumption, it averag- ing 37.2 miles to the gallon of petrol. This is certainly a wonderful record, as the full weight of the car was 1 ton 14 cwt. includ- ing the body and passengers. The car on view has a splendid specification, and in- tending purchasers of a motor car should certainly inspect the Dixi.
The British-built Swift is another car of unapproachable merit. Three of these cars were shown. One which merits special praise is the Swift light car, with a King of the Road sporting body. This is a particularly smart model, and reflects
the greatest credit on Messrs. T. J. Richards & Sons, who designed and built it. The Swift light car with a King of the Road touring body is a splendid example of body building, which combines graceful lines and artistic coloring with sumptuous upholstery. Swift light cars are excep- tionally economical in every way. The petrol consumption is guaranteed at 40 miles to the gallon, though it is no uncom- mon feat to do even 90 miles on one gallon. The engineering work in Swift cars is Brit- ish throughout, and upholds all the tradi tions for British reliability. This is mani- fested by the absence of breakdowns and all mechanical troubles. The Swift light car has been tested under varied climatic and road conditions, and no matter how severe the test the Light Swift has always proved its all round excellence. Among its triumphs may be mentioned the great R.A.C. six days light car trials, in which the Swift gained three first prizes; als-o
the Irish four days light car trials in which Swifts were the only cars to finish with-
out losing any marks. A 12-h.p. Swift single-seat touring car provides every luxury desirable in medium-weight cars. Motor lorries are proving their superiority over horse-drawn vehicles for both country and
city work. The Palmer Moore motor lorry, has a capacity of one ton, and by the smallness of its running expenses, quicker service, and larger field of delivery it
represents a very profitable investment for anyone concerned in any kind of cartage
or goods delivery. Motor cycles featured in this firm's ex- hibit are perfectly suited to Australian con- ditions. This is shown by the perform- ances of the Rudge-Multi, which won the Senior Tourist Trophy on May 21 of this year. This is the most important motor
cycle road race of the world, and was run on the Isle of Man, England. The Rudge Multi holds the world's 24-hour record, which was established during local summer conditions at Yorke Peninsula, South Aus-
tralia. On this occasion the Rudge-Multi ,
covered 851½ miles in 21 hours. In South
Africa Rudge Multis were first, and second in the "great cross country" race from Johannesburg to Durban. The course was a rough one, 422 miles long, over river beds and unmade roads. The two Rudge-Multis were the only motor cycles to finish. Thee performances irrefutably show how well the Rudge-Multi is suited to colonial tra- velling. The cycle models exhibited in- cluded a 5-6 horse-power Rudge-Multi, with
which built '"King of the Road" side-car,
of splendid workmanship throughout, a 3½ h.p. Rudge-Multi, embodying all the im- provements which have made this cycle famous.. Another Rudge is a 3A h.p. Stan- dard Machine. The well-known Pope Motor Cycle is represented by a 8-10 h.p. model, fitted with the two-speed and free-engine gear. The 7-9 h.p. Indian two-speed and free-engine motor cycle, embracing many
împrovements, which have gained for this make the world-wide reputation. The mo- tor- cycle exhibits are completed with the 5-6 h p. Bat-Jap, fitted with three-speed and free-engine gears. Side-cars are a spe- ciality with T. J. Richards & Sons, and carriage built and wicker side-cars were
At their garage in Pulteney-street a most up-to-date equipment of motor en- gines and chassis repairs has been in- stalled, and this department, like all others, is under the firm's personal suervision.
The firm of Messrs. T. J. Richards and
Sons is to be heartily congratulated on their magnificent display and the excel- lence of their workmanship. Anyone in want of this firm's specialities should pay them a visit, either at the Show, or at their factory, Hindmarsh-square or their garage, Pulteney-street, Adelaide.
GENERAL PURPOSE POULTRY
The fine di«-plav or table poultry which nroved so .attractive to the visitors on the first and rcond days of the Show was vrstf-rdiy ki'W and dressed and made an excellent exhibit. On the whoîr» the quality of the birds was excellent, the majority being young and well grown, so that the judge (Mr. D. Hart, L. Conrad's poultry expert) hid no easy task in allotting the awards. Messrs. Pearson's, Ilowie's, and
Padmpn's (white Rocks) were, successful, j The verdict was bj' no means pleasing to' the maioritv of those interested, and it was »hard to follow the cards. The prevailing opinion was that among the unnoticed com pet'tors Messrs. Greaves (birred Rocks) and Manuel's (R.I. reds) were superior to either the first or second pens, and that J. C. Padman'*« reprcsent-ttives, which se- cured third place, should have scored 1 higher. r I
At 4 o'clock 3fr. TI. Willcox (represent- ing Messrs. Charles Willcox & Co.) so'd the birds hy auction-an action which the society much appreciated. The prices realised were fairly satisfactory, the highest being 4/ a head," secured by the winning
The mam hall and gallery of the Exhibi- tion Building were thronged on Friday evening, when the final concert was given, j An excellent programme was submitted, opening with orchestral selections by the Adelaide Amateur Orchestra, under the
baton of Mr. E A. Daltry Vocal numbers vu re rendered by M ss Hilda Lane and Madame Elizabeth Weger, and Mes r% Robert Jones and J Fischer A patriotic spint was introduced bj a q-iartet singing "The old brigade,'* and the number was well received. Another appropriate con- tribution was "There's .1 king in the Und to-dav,' by Mi. J. Fis hot The pio gt anime corclrded with the National Anthem, in which all jo,ncd
I Mr. G. L. Luck writes -In the tepoit 'of the hornes m action at the Rov.il Shovy lit is -stated that the pom under 121 was ¡won bj Mr. Withets Miv This was so I ;n the saddle class, after the 12 1 hat ness
class was won by my ponj, Pearl, black