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The Lamar Register.
8 Pages VOLUME XVII. j WE INVITE YOU our newly arranged I DRUG, STATIONERY AND JEWELRY STORE. [ We have abot,. closed our line of Furnish. BOOKS AND STATIONERY DIAMONDS, WATCHES AND JEWELRV. I ing Goods, Shoes and Hats, and now have A new invoice of Diamonds just in. Dia- I the most complete line or Drugs in Prowers we haven’t what you want we can soon get it for you. m ° nd Rin g s and Studs from $lO to $l5O. County. YOU always get just -what the Dr. The finest line of Box Paper and Tablets in Lamar. . Our line is in charge of a competent Jeweler ordered at our Store. SCHOOL BOOKS, all kinds at Chicago prices and Optician, and guarantee satisfaction. Remember we defy competition and j%/Y C* I |—« l*? I I will not be undersold y* ITIvLaLa/111 LIIVV/O# N. B. —We still have some great bargains in Shoes, Hats and Furnishing Goods PROWERS COUNTY FAIR Large Attendance Each Day and a Splendid Program of Sports. Fine Exhibits in All Lines. Lamar Base Ball Club Wins Two of the Three Games with Las Animas Club. During the three days of the fair last week the attendance reached a total of about 10,00(), or nearly 50 per cent more than last year, and in this as in most every other respect it was a huccohh beyond the hopes of the promoters. The first remarks of all the visit ors were in praise of the beautiful grounds of the association and the admirable condition in which they were kept. The many improvements were much noted, and showed the great progress over last year, hut much is required even yet, and most of all a large agricultural hall is de sired for the exhibition of farm pro ducts. This year a large tent was propar ed for the farm and garden depart ment and the displays here contain ed many remarkable and interesting exhibits, many of which are worthy of special mention. Geo. A. Watson was superintendent of the farm de partment, but his well known modes ty and fear of exceeding the truth made him somewhat reticent. Capt. Wing at the bee table had no such drawbacks, however, and gave all visitors an entertaining lecture on history, botany and entomology. There was also a fine exhibit of poul try in charge of A. J. Peed. In the farm and garden lines there were samples of wheat running over 40 bushels to the acre and testing over 02 lbs by W. H. Harper, Frank Slater, E. P. Thurston, H. T. Scovel, A. Kern and H. O. Hainline The latter also had a sample of Velvet Dan wheat, a new variety that will grow here without irrigation. J. O. Stream had a sample of oats running over 58 bushels to the acre. Corn also was well represented, A. J. Peed among others havihg some samples from a field where the stalks were 10 feet high on the average. Mr. Cox, of Amity, had the largest sugar beet, 12.J pounds, and Geo Snyder of the same place, exhibited some fine potatoes. Geo. Hollis, of Holly, displayed some fine celery and Lee Scott some of the celebrated Swink watermelons which the Senatoa himself declared wore the finest he had ever seen. One of the finest samples display i ed was tho German millet by E. L. Koen. Shih Wright showed some stock beets that yielded 00 tonH to the acre In the garden department there were tine displays by Mrs Sib bie Webb, Mrs. Sim Davidson and Isaac Dewitt, nmong others. Over at the stock pens there were exhibits of cattle, horses, mules, Hheep and hogs that would discount anything in that line ever shown in the valley. The Herofords exhibit ed by Maxwell Farm Co., Casey & Towers, C. M. Hobbs and Stove Scott and Galloways by Markham & Cox and Polo Angus by Henry Koen, were worthy of special notice; also the Jersey dairy etock by Ed. S. Hike, Dr. Hasty and Markham & Cox. The draft horses of Higbeo & Massar and mules of Kerns & Mitchell also attracted much attention. These two departments were in charge of M. J. McMillin and E. M. Mears, but of course the former had to do all the talking. Persons going in at the gate at the fair grounds, were invariably heard to make same complimentary remark about the grand stand. Upon getting in to the grand stand, the compliments were still to bo heard, and the comfortable seats were much enjoyed. There is not a more roomy comfortable grand stand any where. The space underneath, is fitted up into a large room, well lighted and ventilated. Tables and benches are arranged around, so that there is every facility for the display of ex hibits of a character requiring a good, safe place for exhibition. Dur ing the fair, this place was constant ly thronged with visitors who took delight in examining the various en tries. Entering from the south, on the right was a beautiful display of fruits of all kinds usuully grown in the tempernte zone and it surprised many, that tuch a quantity and vari ety could be shown in a country as new as this. Then came a big show case full of bread, cake and pies and “sich like” which showed to acer tainty, that the women folks of Prowers county know how to bake the most appetizing of such articles. Passing on, a fairy booth of flowor*, ferns and plants met the eye, and it was a revelation to many. It was a display which would uot have been thought possible, and evidenced that omctax iTETzrsrjLPEK o F covutt LAMAR, PROWERS COUNTY, COLORADO, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1902. the peoplo out hero have a sincere loye of the beautiful. The McKan non Music Company had a display in the next apartment, and music was heard by the crowd that stood aronnd, as the excellence of the pi anos was shown by Mr. Bently, who had chargo of the display. On the other side, the tirst display was of art, in the lino of oxquisit embroid ery, cushions, shawls, capes, towels and such other articlos as tend to make rooms attractive. Pictures also, were hung upon the wall. In the next, the school exhibition was placed, and the various specimens, prepared by the pupils of the county schools, were spread over the tables or hung upon the wall, Theso wero examined by nearly every body, and it was evident that the people wero pleased at the proof, that the schools were in hands which made the chil dren progress. Many other displays were in the building and ono day was hardly enough to become famil iar with all that could be seen. The games of haHe ball last week, which took place at the fair grounds between Lamar and Las Animas teams, were the chief source of at traction in the mornings. A large crowd witnessed every game, and en joyed them, too,* in spite of the fact that the spectators stood up and re fused to pay the twenty-live cents demanded to occupy the grand stund and the bleachers. The game on Wednesday morning was the best of series as both teams played ball right up to the handle, Lamar win ning by a score of six to one. On Thursday morning, the game was full of excitemeut, although the teams did not play quite as well. At the end of the eighth inuing, the score was four to four. During their half of the last inning, the Las Animas boys got mad over a decision of the umpire and quit the game, thus forfeiting to Lamar by nine to nothing. On Friday both clubs pre sented patched up teams and Las Animas won the game by a score of eleven to six. This game was full of errors, Lamur, however, piling up the greater number. ThQse games will be the last played in Lamar for this season. The club has disband ed. As a matter of fact, it would have been disbanded before, but for the desire to have the games during thd fair. The game has not receiv ed the patronage necessary to pay expenses, and the promoters of the club, have decided to quit before their pocket books were touched deeper. Thi* program of races and sports in the aiternoons was tho greatest attraction of tho fair and tho grand stand and,qnarter atrotch wore pack ed each day to witnoas thoao eveuta. They proved just, aa oxciting aa an ticipated. WEDNEBDAY. Tho free for all trot or pace, 2:45 class, was won by Prowers county homos Captain Carry, owned by C. D. Baldwin, being first and Kattio Konantz, owned by J*. L. Blackwell, second. Boat time, 2:40 Tho groen trot for county horaea, half mile heats, was won by Mead’s CHdrloy B. in straight heats, Ho well’s Bird second. Boat time, 1:38. Toot’s Grace won tho boy’s pony race, Coaly second. I’he quarter mile dash for county horses was captured by Kverett,s Torn. . Everett’s Blue Billy won tho half mile dash for county horaea, with St. (irorgo Crongho’s Bob a close sec ond. The open half mile dash wna cnp tmod by Clarence Knight’s SylviaT Joe D. second. Time, :53. The cowboy race proved the most exciting of tho day. It was won by (braid Creagho’s string. Milsap’s string took second money. THDRBDAY. The free for-all trot or pace was won in atrnight heats by Puritan, owned by M. T. McConoriff of Colo a, do Spriugs; Ed Winship, owned by Harvoy Burch of Pueblo, second; (i oervor Stone, owned by Charles Butcher of Lamar, third. Time 2:24 2:25*, 2:50. The hnlf-milo dash had live entries and was won by Pierson,s Joe D, Sylvia T. second, Blue Billy third. Time, :53*. Ihe farmers’ wagon race was Won by It. W. Itoberston, of Holly. W. M. Wiley of Holly took lirst pr/.e in the single driver and saddle h rse exhibitions. the five-mile cowboy race was w i by Everett & Creagho’s striug, ri l len by Dick Croagho in the ro ll, n.rkebly good time of 10:58 Hum phv Polk took second monoy. The steer roping contest proved an exciting card as the steers were full grown and very wild, and gave th»- boys a lively run. Earl Carroll w<’ii the event in 1:01. Half a.dozen cowboys participat ed in the brohcho busting contest, which Was won by Jack Scroggins. FRIDAY. Inhibition of driving teams —L. \\ Markham first, W. H. Wiley sec ond. (lentlotiieu’s driving race —W. M. Wiley first, S. W. Howoll second. 2:30 trot —Baldwin’s Captain Car oy first, Mead’s Charley 13 second. Half mile dash—Everett's Light - foot won. Threo quarter-mile dash- —Apple* gate Hrst, Blue Billy second. Steer roping contest W. J. Mil sap and Sam Warren tied and divid ed first and second money. Ladies’ running race —Mrs. Hunt* or tirst, Mrs. Cowan second. Five mile cowboy race —Webster’s string first, Everett’s string second. Time 10:20, beating world’s record for the event by 32 seconds. Broncho busting—Jack Scroggins first, Luther Denson second. County Notes. | From tlio Holly Chloftian. I Mr. Jones, the coal dealer at Gran ada, sent some homo grown white grapes to Holly parties last week. The fruit was of fine size and qual ity and proves that this country is especially adapted to grape culture. W. F. Crowley suffered condidor able loss to his bees as a result of the high wafer Tuesday morning. Ho has a largo number of hives that pro mised a largo yield of honey, but n number of broods wore destroyed by the water. The Holly schools will open Mon day. A first class corps of teachers are engaged and the torm will prove a profitable ono to all pupils who at tend regularly and tako an interest in the work. John McKin has secured the con tract for delivering the stone for the (Jill and Stevens blocks, which are to be commenced imrnediatly. Gardner Bios., have the contract of construe tion. Those who returned from the fnir yesterday, bring a very favorable re port. They say the crowd is much larger and the display of all products and stock better than last year. [Fiom the Holly Now*.) Station Agent H. P. Horst’s little boy had a bad accident last Saturday. He fell against the stove and cut a large gash in his forhead. Dr Wil on sewed up the wound and he is now getting along alright. The firm of Christopher & Wilkin report the salo of 320 acres of land in one day last week. • • • Amity and Holly had a “set to’’ on the diamond here last Sunday. The Amity boys won the game by a score of 24 to 22. Among the sales of the firm of Christopher & Wilkin the past week was one of 80 acres to Leslie Hiatt, of East Peru, lowa. The oonsidera 8 Pages NUMBER 12. tion wrh $4,800 spot cash. Mr. Hiatt will move out ami take possession at onco. • • • I From tho Urunitdn Tinimtl. Harry Hamond and family woro at Garden City last Friday. Harry play ed Hliort stop for that town in a game with Dodge City. Garden City wan awarded the game. Harry reports a warm time both during the game and afterwards One of the moat interna ting eventa waa one citi/.on taking a couple of ahota at another. A young man, who haa been rnsti cating on the Noftli Side, got an idea into hia head that he wua a foot racer. He came in and matched a race with Mike Fromm, laat Saturday, for a good parse. Mike eaaily won tho race, Which waa 100 yards, in ton and three fifths aoconda, and finished ovor 20 feet ahead of hia running mate. $25.00 to California And to Prescot, Phoe nix, and Many Other Points in Arizona Tickets on sale daily during September and October. Through tourist sleepers and free chair cars every day. Personally conducted excur sions three times a week. Liberal stop-over privileges in California See California’s citrus groves, oil wells, ranches, vineyards, big trees, mines. California has productive lands, perfect climute, good markets. The rich San Joarpiin Valley is an open door of opportunity for the hustler. Santa Fe G. J. GARVIN, Lamar, Colo. Agent.