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OFFICIAL PAPEE OF ABILENE AND DICKINSON COUNTY TWELVE PAGES. VOL XXIV. ABILENE, KANSAS, THURSDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 1 ? 1906 NO. 5. COUNTY FAIR A OIG SUCCESS. Attendance, Exhibits and Races Were Above Expectations. PREMIUM WINNERS. Full Report of the Dickinson County Exposition Best Fair Ever Seen in Abilene. We have reoelved compliments on all sides for the success of the Fair, Mid President Wysndt. "The farmers re more than pleased and hundreds hare expressed a determination to bring more exhibits next year. The special attractions had some bad look but it was no fault of the association. We shall make up for them next year." The biggest and best fair held In , Diokinson county closed Its success ful meeting last Friday. Fully 80, 000 people have attended the big show and all are loud in praise of the fine exhibition, the splendid manage ment and exoellent attractions. SCHOOL PAT'S THBOltO. The big day of the fair was School Day, Wednesday. Early in the day the team, eommenoed heading for Abilene and the county road, were thiok with dost. The weather' was ideal and the oblldrea were out In full force. Fully 10,000 people were on the grounds when the races com menced. Over 1000 tickets were sold for the grand stand and 1000 persons who wanted seats could not gain ad' mission. The races were interesting and were conduoted by F. F. Davis, Conoordia, started; J. N. Burton, J. W. Creech, 8. A. Cooper, judges; F Q. Pullver, Capt. Parker of Ft. Riley, Dr. T. R. Conklin, time keepers; J. E. Keel, secretary. The Ninth Cavalry Band played between raees and there was a fine balloon ascension at S o'olook with I successful parachute leap. The results of the raoes were: I: trot, Pane KM. Mamie H, G. Etherlng-ton, 1 1 1 City (Motor, h. I. Chandler...... I 1 Boaallnd, W, T. Harris I I I linJiKim 1:1s. ,:M pace, Pun. MM. Beetle Q.O. B. Qmeor till Ethel Generta, E. V. Lod-iJ 1 lit! Zelpble Muck, I 8. Chandler I I t 4 Aantoa W, W. B. Hukrtt. 4 4 4 4 1 Tim.. 1:11. f.mt, l:lM, laMt. ISM. In the running raoe Little Fete took the 1st and Jnd quarters in -.36 and :61; Tom flosmer took Sd and 4th in 1:20 and IM. ooinrrr Dart crowds. The attendance on Thursday, County Day, was scarcely less than school day. Fully 8000 persons were on the grounds and as leas of them were oblldrea the reoelpts were large. The officers were kept busy handling the throngs. A cold ware with blustering north wind made the grounds very dusty bat the crowds were all good nstared and stayed until the last raoe was ran. SZCKTTAir OOBCBBT A VISITO. The guest of honor was Secretary F. D. Cotrara of the State Board of Agriculture who cam. up from Topeka Thursday afternoon. He held ooatiauoas reoeption from the time he entered the grounds and . shook bands with fully 4000 farmers. He was the guest of J. B. Case and re turned home this morning. "Ton hare wonderful fair," aaid he. Next year It should be a Central Kansas fair and you hare the grounds tor It" Congressman Calderhead was also riii tor and was warmly greeted bT Dicklnsoe people. He remained here through the fair. The raoes oa Thursday ware in a cloud of dust but they were enjoyed, The splendid trotting f Mamie H the day before and the performance of Bill Barleycorn, the Kansas phenome non, were raoe features. ' THURSDAY 1:14 pace, Pane MM. Bill Barleycorn, Bud Friend 1 1 Mania Pierce. T. N. Hark.r. I a Ooldle McGregor, D, Bhrelber a S Tlme,l:liM,!:U.f:17H. Iilttrot, Pun. 1260. Oonb.ro n, B, Broadwater 1 1 D Minnie Brlgss, I,. A. Carter.... .... .Ill Count Roberta, B, H. Baker I I 4 All. Buatell, O. B. Francis i t i Time, l:B, f :B, l:N, l:Utt. Novelty Banning Race. Ella Kdeards I BarPrtac 1 I Ohantllla... I 1 Time, iW)i, -M. iM. A parade of cattle and horses win nlng prizes took place at 1 o'olook, BAND BAS PLtASJtD ALL. Aa interesting feature of the fair has been the playing of the Ninth Cavalry band.: Eaeh day It has de lighted thousands. In the evening It has given concerts opposite the grand stand. These were fairly well attended. . The chilly temperature of the night air somewhat lessened the orowds. Moving pictorea were given each evening In connection with the ooncert. BALLOON BURNED OP. The balloon burned at 11:30 Friday when about half Inflated for the ascent. The wind tipped the big canvas until the flames caught it No ascent was made Thursday, be cause of the wind. CLOSING DAT. Friday was the end of the fair. While the sky was clear it was a chill air and the attendance was smaller than on the other days. A gtod tised orowd saw the races. The olosiug races were witnessed by 2,000 persons who enjoyed the con tests on the track. The scores: I: IS trot Alfred Mover Bosallnd Teddr B Mamie H ,:a,l:MM.iat,l:4K. 1:80 IMC. Dr. Scott, K. Glbeon . D, r.. Topeka Col. Boberts, I. Clewetl I:t3, l:M, :n. Ella Edwards won the running half mile in SI. Mabel Hier, E. Copeland, owner, woa the farmers race. me closing nana oonoert was listened to by a small number. It was up to the Ninth Cavalry band's usual standard. The band went home oa the night train. IN AGRICULTURAL BALL. The ground floor of Agricultural hall was a busy sosne when the orowds were at the fair. The exhibits de- rved It The Brown Eleotrie Light Co. had aa attractive ahow of lamps, eleetrlo cooking apparatus, ate. It was In charge of Miss Flenner and Miaa Hall and was inspected by every one. The Empire separators had a booth ia charge of A U Dock wall and W. H. Phippe. The Security Mills and Hoffman mills had offered prises for bread baked from their Stars. This bread was displayed and than was sold. L, Taa Ostraad occupied the center of the floor with a great dis play of Sowers from his greaahoaas. The Omega separator display la ...1 I l ...l l I ...I l I ...4 4 4 ..1 ..I 1 .4 I eharge of Geo. Bradley was interest ing. The 100 exhibits of corn raised by boys of the county and the many grain and vegetable showings were complimentary to the farmers. W. J. Baldwin and T. Jones showed corn with one main stock and three side stalks grown from one kernel that was 8 feet to the lowest ears. Ben L,andls bad some late oorn, green yet, that will make 76 bushels, Some of the corn shown was in 16 inch ears. C. R. Hollinger showed Red Fife and Iron Clad wheat. Some wheat on exhibition tested 64. Oats. alfalfa, watermelons, squashes, kaffir oorn were shown but it was late for many vegetables. The apple and peach display was good but not as fine as it would have been earlier in the seasun. POULTRY WAS EXCELLENT, The poultry and pet stock exhibit was creditable The largest showing was by the Standard Poultry yards of Abilene which had 114 birds of all kinds. Among the other exhibitors were: Mrs. O. W. King, black langshans; D. B. Lothian, white oochlu bantams and white brahmas; Mrs. May Pettit, black orptngtons; Mrs. 6. Hobbs, white langshans; Ed Belknap, buff Orpingtons; J. J. Eddy, partridge oochins; H. H. Keel, turkeys; L. D. Arnold, Mrs. A. Jones, 3. A. Kauff man and H. C. Wilcox, white ply mouth rooks; Mrs. A. W. Hargreaves, white wyandottes, Indian river duoks; E. W. E 'gemon, geese and duoks; C. A. Branch.O. Oleissner, buff plymonth rooks; Dr. Wann, blaok minoroas; J. Tan Dnyne, buokeye reds. The pigeon display was large and includ ed all the leading varieties. Some fox terriers were entered by Albert Hargreas. A game capon with spur grafted in Its forehead by Dr. Maklns and whioh is growing was a curiosity. CHINA AND PINl ARTS. The upper floor of the big hall was given up to the fine arts and similar exhibits. At the top of the stairs Fred Broughton had a display of pianos. A self playing piano kept that end of the building tailed with music. The china and painting were ex ceedingly pretty and deserve special mention. Mrs. O. L. Moore and Mrs. Nina Kleffer had china cabinets filled with beautiful hand painted china which was not entered for competion. Also some wood carving by Miss Mitchner that was not entered. Miss Faulkner showed some painting not entered and Mrs. Wann some pictures that were much admired. A quilt made in 1841 by Mrs. J. S. Hollinger and a woven quilt over 100 years old shown by Mrs. J. H. Cark- huff were interesting. Another rare exhibit was a quilt made in 1870 by Mrs. Elisabeth Sny der and called "Bleeding Heart,' owned by Mrs. A. 8. Lowry, nee Sny der, Chapman. The Dillon Art club members had M pieces nf embroidery, drawn work, etc.. that showed great skill and taste. These ladies of the olub made the exhibits and they reoelved 18 pre miums: Mesdsmes H. L. Pitts, T. J. Bumold, Alios Seller, H. 8pringer, Albert Lederer, Fred flower; Misses Lacy P. Pitta, Emily Pitta, Anna Sterling Lena Moaley. Edna Moaley, Emma Bertachinger'. The Quilting establishment had a pretty display, a rainbow quilt es pecially being Interesting. The dairy aad kitchen product. were fine but not as large a collection as should have been showa. The Backet had a liberal display of phonographs, etc. J. A. Tufta Co. fitted up three rooms beautifully with furniture. The display waa attractive. 8 hockey A Lands had a splendid furniture display, three handsomely furnished rooms telling of their so- perb line of household furnishings. The Crescent stadio had some fair pictures that were beauties. Next year there should be a special building for fine arts, better arranged and oa the ground floor. The merchants who made displays reoelved some splendid advertising. Every merohant in town should have been represented. EXCELLENT MANAGEMENT. The splendid management of the grounds has won praise from all vis iters. . Harry George, chief of police, has kept everything orderly and in good condition. H. E. Ellison as chairman of the program, marshal and all around rustler has had his hatids full. He has been a most efficient aid' In the fair's success. H. H. Keel who has been active In building the hall, grand stand and sheds, has worked hard for weeks In the fair's interest. He deserves much oredit L. H. Faulkner, W. G. Wyandt, E. H. Forney and Austin George have been efficient assistants , to the secre tary. All the vice presidents and superin tendents have worked hard to make the fair a success. Hon. J. W." Creech of Herlngton has been an efficient booster for the fair. He was one of the first sub scribers giving 100, and he has done much to help the show. The ladies have been helpful in the fine arts departments. . A number have given all their time this week to the fair. Next year there should be a separate building for Fine Arts hall. The accommodations in the balcony of the agricultural hall were too cramped fur the handsome displays made. The grand stand should have double capacity to accommodate the crowds, A STEP IN TIME SAVES NINE. 'far si Farmers Institute at Abilene November 8-9. For premium list winners tee inside page. BOYS' .CORN CONTEST. Harold Wagner, Enterprise, Took the First Prise. Over 100 boys entered oorn at the county fair in the boys' corn growing contest and the display was a beauti ful one. The long lines of great ears were the most attractive of ail the exhibits to many. The prise winners with amounts received were: lit, Harold Wagner, Enterprise 110 Snd, Abratn tngle, Abilene t ad, Ia Kelly, Onapmaa . S (tb, Marshal Pas., Abilene T Dth, Cecil Arnold, Bnterprie. 6th, Aaron Daronff, Abll.n. ., 7th, Lealle Dajrhoff, Abilene Bth, Wm. Auaberman, Talmas. I tb, Howard Was ner, Enterprlee. , 10th, Carl Brant. Talmas , The oontest was lim ted to bovs be tween 10 and SO years old and was under the management of Co. Supt. MoCormtck. The winners in the county contests will be eligible to enter the state oon test at Manhattan, January 1st and 2nd, 1907. Arrangments have been completed for the holding of another Farmers' Institute here Ibis fall and the dates have been fixed for Thursday and Fri day Nov. 8-9. Posters will be out soon and the program is being pre pared and the farmers and their families are talking about coming Jo the Farmers' Institute, By the way these meetings are of great Impor tance not only to the farmers, but to the publio generally. These are not meetings for increasing the prioe per bushel, but for the purpose of finding ways of Increasing the number of bushels per acre. Prof. A. M. Ten Eyok and Mrs. Henrietta W. Calvin, of the Kansas State Agricultural College, are to be here and we hope the officers will not be disappointed in their estimates of an attendance of five hundred at the institute. Prof. Ten Eyok is said by many to be the most practioal and the most ad vanned agriculturist lb the west, producing enormous orops on comparatively poor land, whfls: Mrs, Calvin Is not. only a very good speaker, but one of the most efliolent teachers of demestio soienoe In. the United States. Prof. Ten Eyok and Mrs. Calvin will be here on Thursday only while Prof. C. W. Baskett the new direotor of experiment station and Prof. Erf, the dairy professor will be here on Friday. Secretary Coburn Praises County Fair. Bills for Fair Association, All having bills against the Fair Association are requested to present same to C. C. Wyandt before Friday. The checks for premiums will be placed in the Abilene National bank for Friday. All winning premiums should call there for them after that date. Peatling-Johnson. Mr. John Pestling and Miss Isa Johnson of Abilene were united In marriage Oct. 9th at 10 a. m. at the horns of Mrs. Menor oa North East 6th where Miss Johnson waa making her home slnoe her return from Colo rado. The bride wore a handsome gray silk. Only the immediate friends were present Bev. 8. B.Hage man officiated. Mr. and Mrs-fPeatliug are well aad very favorably known In Buokeye and Ablleae where they have both resided for some time. - After the wedding dinner the hippy couple left on the noon train for Kentucky where they will visit for a few weeks. On their return they will make their home on Mr. Peatling's farm la Buck- Secretary F. D. Coburn of the State Agricultural Society, who was the guest of honor st the Dickinson ooun ty fail, inspired this compliment In the Topeka Capital when he returned to Topeka: "Secretary Coburn of the Board of Agriculture returned yesterday from Abilene, where he attended the Dick inson county fair. This year's fair is a new departure, under an entirely new management, on new grounds owned by the association, and in new buildings, Immediately adjacent to the western limits of Abilene. Mr. Coburn was greatly pleased with what he saw, and says the men who have promoted and managed the under taking- are deserving- of unstinted praise for the broad gauged and busi- llke methods they have pursued in every detail, including the choice of location, arrangement of grounds. the sise and plans of buildings, and the substantial permanency of their construction. The people of the county have ap predated the effort and on Wednes day the attendanos was nearly 10,000. Abileae Waa Winner. The Abilene high school football team opeaed the season by defeating the Junction City team la a hard fought game by a score of I to (. On Thursday, which was quite an in clement day, it waa not quite so large hut constituted a great crowd of con futed, well fed, well dressed, pros perous, bright minded, typical Kan sas men and their families enjoying their well earned harvest festival. Displays In every department. whether of live stock, grain, fruit. breal making, ohina painting or speed horses, would have done credit to a state fair. Everybody was sober and good natured, and no opportun ities were afforded for being otherwise. "Secretary Coburn thinks these Dickinson oounty fair managers have Inaugurated several incidental fea tures too, whioh if adhered to will do no little to assure suocess in the fu ture, vis., having no deadhead or" eompllmentary list (all who attend are on the same footing and pay their way), and tolerating no joints, objee tionai side shows, or gambling games of any sort Abilene prides herself on being a clean town and is unwill ing to countenance in its fair any features that are otherwise." SOLOMON GETS TRUMPET, Dickinaoa Firemen Win ia Dry Hose Contest Ths state firemen's tournament at Lawrence resulted la a victory for Solomon which woa the $40 prise snd silver trumpet in the dry hose race. There were 17 entries. Solomon also toot second prise, iM, In the hook aad ladder raoe and first prise, 115, in coupling oontest The following offloers were elected: President H. C. Branson, Ottawa; first vice president B. B. Slsymaker, Pasted j ; second vice president Har old Haaley, Salinei, secretary, K. 8. Bell. Clay Ceoter; traasarer, C N. Baker, W'amego; executive committee, s. P. Gould, Solomon Cityj George T. Mohrbacher, Merysville, and T. H. White, Manhattan. Ths asxt meeting will be held at Ellsworth during the first week lav September, 1907. RAISED W.500 FOR CHURCH. Methodists of Heriaftoa Have New 115,000 Boildinf. The Methodists of Herlngton dedi cated on Suaday a new church ooat Ing 914,000, Including the pipeorgaa. The dedication aermoa waa preached by Dr. T. C Iliff of Deavar aad at the close Os.oOO was raised ia addttloa to ths 9. 400 previously saDaoribed. The ehnrch was dedioated free of debt.