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CURTAIN DOWN ON FREMONTS MOST SUCCESSFUL FAIR
The Canon City Record. t oi.. XXXIT. FAIR HAS CLOSED AFTER FOUR MOST SUCCESSFUL DAYS Baseball, Racing, Baby Show and the » Broncho Busting Were the Attractions For Pleasure Seeking Throngs a— CRIPPLE CREEK WON THE RALL GAME Martha M'Milieu and Alice Louise Em merson Were First Prise Winners v in the Baby Show. Tk» rraaioot county fair clowd 4 frMar iiulnc altar four daya of triumph. It la, of aonraa, too aarly to maha any defi nite autameat la relation to the ra wtffu ( JjV aapaodltaraa. hat the a*- aoctatloa la t«i vail aattaftort with Ua tnaantal aapact of affair. and, it •a hoped, there will baa earpiva to be turned Into the treaaury after pay ing la fall all, premium* and other HahlWWaa Tha splendid program afforded vla- Itore waa a matter of fayorable com ment and ir there wa* any complaint on the part of patromi that they did not get their money’* worth It did 4 not reach the ear* of the management of the fair. Everybody wa*. apparent ly. satlafied with what they taw and * the ofllcere of the association are much gratified on that account, for they realised that In pleasing their patron* they were making friends for Uie enterprise. It I* unnecessary At this time to say anything of the character of the exhibits. nn*>*iicy need only to be al luded to by parapnrnslng lianlel famous eulogy of Masau ebusetta. "There they were: they spoke for themselves.’ The displays were a sort of kindergarten or the resources of the county and none who saw them could wall ..void being Im pressed with It* greatness as a grow er of the products of the ranch, or chard and garden. In every depart ment the exhibits were dlstlnrtly creditable nnd the competition for premiums keen. There were Immense pumpkins, beets, squashes, melons; fact, nearly every kind of vegetable 'grown In thin latitude, not to men tion the stalk* of corn that would have done credit to the richest lands M ' Kansss or Oklahoma and sunflowera twelve feet in height that were sur mounted by a seed disc fourteen Inches In diameter. X The showing made by the rnnrhera of Beaver park was very extensive and complete and universally admlr- to the section set apart for the display were specimens of nearly ov- variety of garden vegetable and cereal grown In this section of the * Arkansas valley; all of them of the very highest order of excellence. The exhibit made by the farmers or the Beaver park district was a inagnlfl oaat advertlaemont for them and will %hava Its reward In attracting new * people tc that part of the county. * Tha horticultural display, always a MR feature at tha fair hera. waa bo axoafftton to tha rate tfcte year and . waa observed by all observers. It waa ■ ucta an exhibit as can. probably, be foiled nowhere else alone tbe eastern slopes of tbe Rocky Mountains, ex cept at the state fair in Pueblo and at Uto annual apple expositions in Peg*—. and was a superb tribute to the fertility of the poll here and to the Shitl of the orchardiata who cut ties of rruit entered for the premiums offered by tbe association cannot even be approximated, but must hare been several hundred It is roughly esti mated that there were between one 'hundred and twenty-five and one hun dred and fifty different kinds of ap ples on display. J The floral exhibit wus a beautiful and comprehensive one hnd was much admired. It would compare favorably with any aimilar show seen here dur ing the last decade and evoked a de served praise from visitors. In poul . try. live stock, in short, in all those ( things that go to make up a typical county fair the display here this meek f waa first-class and thoroughly rep resentative of our ranching and hor ticultural Interests. \ j The speed ring, with its great va riety of amusements, afforded patron* l<f the fair a genuine treat and there was something doing all the time. Friday, no less than on the two pre ceding days, a fine program was giv en, both of the prowess of the cow boy and of the endurance of his horse The pacing, trotting and running events were for the equine aristo crats. but the fun for the crowd was made by the broncos and wild horse* of the range, many of which had nev er l»efore felt the tyranny of a master outside a corral on their native heath ! In addition to the races Friday's program Included a base ball game between the “High Graders” of Crip pie Creek nnd the “Gold Isabels'* of . Williamsburg and a baby show, both., of which attracted their meed of pub lic attention. The base ball game was played across the track from the * grand stand nnd was a spirited one ' .from the beginning. John Shaw Jr., of ; ! this city, officiated ns umpire und performed his functions In a manner acceptable to the contestants. The game resulted In a victory for the : Cripple Creek boys by a small mar gin; the score being eight to nine! nt the close of the contest. It Is a subject for congratulation that in the hasardoua character of the cowboy sports at the fair grounds dur ing Ua* la*t few days there were no very serious accidents. In the. buck ing non tests, wild horse racing end CASON CITY RECORD, THHBSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1911. some of the other “stunts” there was always a possibility that Bomebody would get hurt, and that all escaped without serious injury was pleasing to those who watched the fun from the vantage point of safety. It is true that two or three tnen were thrown by the falling of their horses, but they quickly recovered and the only reminder of the occurences to the vic tims is a certain stiffness in the bones and muscles which will soon he elim inated by the activities of their daily tasks. THE RACING. The racing program on Friday was excellent, and. tlfat It was enjoyed by the patrons of the fair was evi denced by the crowds that filled the grand stand and bleachers and lined the fences for a long distance on each side of the track. In the free-for-all trot or pace for apurse of $300.00 mere were half a doxen en tries and four starters. “Rambling Red.” owned by J. P. Mullins, won first money; “Orange Hal," second; “Lulu Hurst,” third. Time, 2:14%- In the three quarters of a mile con solation running race “Valencia” won first; “Bitter 81r.” second; “Ossian,” third. Time. 1:18. In the half mile dash **St. Joe” was first; “Myrtle Queen," second; "Uncle Henry.” third. Time, fifty seconds. In the three quarters of a mile dash RAGES FEATURE OF LAST DAY OF THE GREAT FAIR The rain of Thursday night has set ’ tied the dust and the raoe track Is in j the finest condition because of its ef fects for the last day of the Fremont County Fair. The speed program and • the novelty events are the largest In point of numbers of any day during the festival. This afternoon the free- I for-ail pace or trot, with the bucking j contests, the drlld horse race and pos albly a novelty running race, will be the events on the track while the High Graders and the Gold Isabel? I from the coal camps will battle for the supremacy on the diamond. A big crowd, came dewn with the Cripple Creek team and the camps are sending In a very representative crowd to help them on to victory The game is for a purse of $75. The judging of the entries in the various departments will be finished during the afternoon so that by even ing all will know Just how much they j have won with their exhibits. The schools of the city closed for 'the day ns is the annual custom so ' that the students and teachers may i have an opportunity of seeing nt least ; one day of the Fair. At three o'clock 1 indications were good that they would see perhaps the beet day of the ex hibition nothwlthtsanding the fact that the foregoing days were conoll » orod such splindid ones. ! Au ominous looking atmosphere that looked rather dubious just st the noon hour failed to keep the largest j crowd that ever attended the Fremont County Fair from pushing Us way to- i 1 ward the grounds. At onc-thlrty when the races started the graud stand was | crowded, the fences on both sides of, 1 the stretch were lined three and four j deep nnd the inside enclosure was ■ was filled to capacity with automobiles that represented nearly every city In southern Colorado. Frail Day can well be aald to have, been as unparalleled success 41- j 1 WEEKLY ''Gold iPin” won first; “Preen,” second and “Polham,* third. Time, 1:16. In the bucking contest Casper Freek, riding “Tornado,” won first; Charles Thomas, riding “Rocky Moun tain Victory,” second, and Charles Ranra, riding “Old 106,” third. In the wild horse race Thomas Nix, riding "Queen <>f Diamonds,” won first money; the others failing to make the trip around the track as required by the rules governing the contest. In |he consolation pace and trot “Annaf B. f ” owned by C. E. Bennet, won first; * - Gold Isabel,” owned by E. C. Higgins, was second; “Sultan Y,” was third, and “Midlothian,” fourth. The two and a half miles relay race, In which the riders changed saddles every half mile, was won by C. K. Basset’s string of horses; Shake Gilman's string, second, and Noble & Roberson's string, third; Canterbury St Chess' string, fourth. im CONTESTANTS AT BABY SHOW ON FRIDAY. J. p. Marr. superintendent of the baby show, was about the busiest m«i at the fair grounds on Friday afternoon and had before him a task ae difficult to accomplish in its way ee any of the “stunts” pulled off by the' cowboys in tbe bucking contest in front of the grand stand. It was a (Costlsxed ea Page 4) ! though the crowd was much larger than any that has ever wended its way towards these grounds, the supply of fruit was given away was ample to furnish every demand. And such fruit! Even Canon City people who are accustomed to eat nothing but the best marvelled at It's quality. The Fair management prepared a master stroke In the way of advertising and boosting when they arranged to give away such splendid fruit. The speed program from start to finish waa thrilling, the one distinc tive feature being the Fruit Day Der by which was far the best race ever run on any Fremont County track and i it would not be far wrong to say that it was perhaps the best in the state. Jockeying for position with a field of seven starters caused much delay , and impatience in the crowd was nian | ifest by terrific hooting but when the , field was off never was such a race ever seen before here. Bitter Sir was ; left at the post but the other six were ’ closely bunched throughout the race And Wild Mason. Beautiful Knight und Ossian pounded the mile neck and 1 neck. It was hair raising from the start to finish and was even more ex citing than the three-quarter mile the day before. Again as with Gold Fin the day before it was only the fuzz on • Wise Mamm’s nose that brought him first So uncertain was the finish that there were various opinions until the decision was announced as to wheth- : er Ossian. Beautiful Knight, or Wise Mason would be announced the win- 1 ner. Wise Mason, however, got the ’ money In with Beautiful Knight second and Ossa In third, j In the first heat of the 2:40 pace , John Breesley. driving Anna 8.. ran into Leellne's. sulky and was thrown to tha ground, cutting his face quite t badly. Robert 8. won the boat in S: 23. Leo)ln* ftnlthed fourth with Anna B. j (BiUmil m pm* Imnw) ■ FRUIT DAY AT FAIR ATTRACTS GREAT CROWD Crowded Special Trains From Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Cripple Creek and Victor Arrive In the Morning. ——— • J Fruit Day has unreserved iy been the biggest of all the festive days at the Fair. Special trainß from Colora do Springs, Pueblo, Cripple Creek and Victor have filled the grounds to over flowing with delighted visitors who have travelled many miles just to get a taste of the luscious fruit for which Canon City and Fremont county is far famed. And the nicest part of the whole day is the fact that not one person has as yet expressed regret for com ing. The visitors have been given or shown everything that was advertised and they all seem perfectly satisfied The speed program started off I splendidly this afternoon On Wed nesday the events came rather slowly I but today there wae a snap and vigor that took with tbe crowd. The 2:18 p*™ with V entries ttarted with ®ve j Coinrttj, Ecster Coin. Polly Pry, Sul tana Y. and Anna B. The 2:24 pace had thirteen entries but only seven were present for the start. E. M. R. Y.. Sly Walnut. Norval Par nell, Gold Label, Robert S., and Mid lothian were on the track before the race. The Fruit Day Derby is the cen ter of interest and any number cf pools are being arranged. The bet ting though of a quiet nature Is still i . quite lively . The wild horse race furnishes the best novelty event of the afternoon and seven men have indicated their ' willingness to risk their necks for the , money. The men who will compete and the horses they will ride are: tom Nix. Yellow Fever, Ben Jones. Queen of Diamonds. Charles Farra. Black Bess. Earnest Spurlock. Bad Whiskey, Glen Jack. Carrie Nation. Breezy Clarke. | Sweetheart, Charles Thomas, Rattle ' Snake. I In the bucking contest Charles Far ra drew IJge's I*oad: Casper Freek. Nan the Nipper; Charles Thomas Rocky Mt. Victor: Guy Snooks. Balled Hornet; Quimby Walker, Lightning; Vic Frith, Airship, and Clyde Morris. Twister. This event is proving to he unusually good. The excursionists are very much I carried away with the splendid fruit displays an dmany have been heard to declare that they never had any Idea : that we could grow such beautiful frttiL Such statements are distinctly the purest of compliment*. At Dash Distinct Etent of Wednesday. The crowd present Wednesday took on the aspect of frenxied lovers of horse flesh when a *4 nifle running event was pulled off. Seldom before ' j has such enthusiasm been seen, on the | . county fair truck and but once or twice before has any crowd or an' track seen a better race. Gold Fin, a* Wet Mountain Valley horse owned by Rockwell Cantn, was the great favorite ami running from a poor •tart he amply fulfilled all the faith that was placed In him. Pettis, hi* rider, had been unfortunate lu the half mile In not getting away to • alert nt nil. He got n miserable start In NO. 31. the three-quarter event but drove him horse exceedingly well. Preen owned by Irwin Brothers and ridden by Bhriner and Osalan, the property of H. Bagley, with Benxanson up, headed the field throughout the sprint, but coming into the stretch Gold Fin showed his class by racing up with the leaders. It was a magnificent noso and nose tug down the stretch and the man whose blood didn't tingle and boil surely must have been made of stone. The soft down on Gold Fin’s nose is all that saved him from sec ond money but It was not because he didn't have the speed or is not a first class race horse. His bad start was his only handicap. His time was 1:1S. In the shorter sprint Bee Bird took down first money with his lengthy stride and wonderful power. Bee Bfrd belongs to' »d Curtis of Beaver Creek and has long been an old stand by. Everyone seemed to know that he would win and there was plenty of money in his favor. His time was :50 and he headed St. Joe (distin guished by his pink bandages), owned |by Jackson and ridden by Pinkstaff. • and Ashwell owned by Pratt and , Dean and ridden by Fisher who took second and third respectively. The 2:30 pace went four heats with ! Sly Walnut winning the last three heats in 2: IS ft, 2:23 and 2:23. Helen Whiteman with her glossy black coat j shining, took the first heat in 2:l9Vr* Midlothian ran third with Sultana Y ! fourth. In the last heat Midlothian was distanced and thus missed on the long green. Osoola took first money in the 2:30 ' trot In straight heats. Osoola lr a New Mexico product owned by W. 1. Triuibie of Albuquerque. His time ■ for the heats was 2:29V*, 2:30 and 2:33V*- Porta Mona gained second i place by consistent driving and Emmet ! T gathered in the smaller end of the purse. j Earnest Spurlock was the only oue 1 of the broncho busters who failed to ; ride his moulit. There is little won | dor though, for he drew Tornado, the ' horse who is yet to be ridden success fully. The. horse is well named for he rises like a hurricane and if he need be he will turn completely over backwards to dislodge the leach stick ing to his back* The crowd hollered for Spurlock to make mother try and he gladly assented but Johnny Hys song who Is tho l»w In such matters said "Nix." The mile and a half relay with four string pf horses eutered: Canterbury & Chess, Noble * Roberson. Basket and Shake Gillman was interesting ! but not especially exciting. Brecxy | Clark© riding for Shake Gillman. won Ila 1:51 with Basset ridlug sec ond, Canterbury 4k Chess with Willie Canterbury riding, third, and Noble A Roberson with Dean riding lit fourth place. The crowd, though quite large, was not aa big as expected, but It made up la enthusiasm what H leaked la aum* w*.