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VOLUME XX. ■ SPECIAL p— ——— Wc have plenty of every- OOi| O g Fe OIX kinds specified by the different thing you need Alj||H (I I OUU l\ teachers You are sure to get GET YOUR LISTS READY the right kind here 1 NOTICE— We are headquarters for all the books and sup plies used in the city and county schools. We have every book that, was adopted by the school boards YOU RUN NO CHANCES HERE IN OETTINO WRONG BOOKS THE UP-TO-DATE DRUG COMPANY The largest institution of its kind in the Arkansas valley Postoffice Building, Lamar, Colo. The Fifth Annual Fair Prowers County Fair Association Scores Biggest Success in Its His tory. Splendid Displays and Good Programs The fifth annual fair of the Prow ers County Fair Association has been held and all who have kept in touch with these annual meetings are unanimously of the opinion that it is improving with age, and that the fair this year far surpassed all pre vious ones. The weather this time was not made to order (unless by the iceman) but the crowds were larger than ever before and did not seem to care what the weather man might do. One of the most pleasing features •of the oooaaion waa the interest taken The Lamar Register by all parts of the county and our neighbors in Bent county, and the general good feeling shown by all visitors. There were displays made in all lines by Holly, Amity, Gra nada and Bent county, and piomises made that these would be permanent features of the fair in the future. The second day of the fair could well be called Holly Day as both of the morning trains were crowded with visitors from that prosperous, young city, over 200 ba lges were printed and distributed amoug these visitors and still there were not OrPICIAL ITETSrSPJLPEB or Tx: DVXEUS COVWTY LAMAR. PROWERS COUNTY. COLORADO, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 6. 1905. enongh to go around. They brought their band and ball team with them, and did the thing up brown. There is no half way doins’ about Holly, or her people, and that is jnst what has built up such a nourishing city in so few years there. Granada and Amity were both well represented all three days and the big batch of blue ribbons they took home with them proves they have the goods that bring prosperity to an agri cultural community. The displays in almost all lines were far superior tc any thing ever shown in this section before. The grounds were in excellent condition aud the new buildings enabled all the displays to be housed and placed in much more attractive manner than heretofore. The raciug and exhi bition programs were very pleasing, and everything conspired to make the crowd well satisfied with the oc casion. On the third day Manager W. K. Winterhalter of the now sugar factory kindly opened np the promises to visitors who desired to look over this great manufacturing plant, which is almost ready to begin work, aud mauy gladly availed themselves of the opportunity. The large room under the grand stand was turned into Agricullural Hall this year and one entire side was devoted to Class A, the farm and garden department, under charge of G. A. Watson. There were large and’ attractive displays here from Holly, Amity, Granada and Lamar and vicinity. There has never been such a complete display of all the products of this valley made any where before, aud it was a wonder aud marvel to all visitors. A feature that attracted considerable attention was the prizes on broom corn and watermelons which were taken by the Campbell system farming out side of irrigation. The list of fine displays was so large that it would be unfair to call especial attention to any one, and next week we expect to give the premium wiuners, showing all who participated in this grand ex hibit. Across the way Snpt. E. L. Koen had gathered an exhibit of fruit which in its line, was fully equal to the agricultural display, though there were f**wcr exhibits. J. O. Stream won lir-t prize for complete exhibit, ;<ml this covered nearly every line of fin it that will grow heie. There were five varieties of tree seeds in ificluding walnuts aud osage orange. Amity had a good display furnished ; mainly by Sheriff Thomas. Holly I was well represented, Mrs. Patterson [ being the largest exhibitor. Grana da had a tine exhibit, \V. W. Jones .if that place having been one of tbe chief fruit exhibitors of every fair held here, and his splendid orchard has been one of the great al tract ions in bringing settlers to that portion of the county. Mac. Campbell of Bent county also made a good dia play. The Lamar display came from the many fine orchards here. John Luke and M. J. McMillin dis played some excellent pears, some thing that has been very hard to grow here. Apples, peaches, plums and other fruits were displayed in profusion by G. F. Pearl, Mrs. G. YV. Bates, E L. Koen, Markham ranch, Bay McCluve, Geo. Itwiley ahd Sam Wright, besides a few plates by town orchards. Here also was the Poultry depart ment and Snpt. Preston Brookshire had got together the first really good exhibit of poultry ever made here All the leading varieties of chickens were represented and some turkeys aud ducks. The leading exhibitors wore: Chas. Wright, J. YV. Carl, W. Ecton, Bay McKee, YV. E. Friend, Howard Koen, Chas Pennington, Prestoe Brookshire, C. H. Moller, Mrs. F. M. Friend, Mrs. I. J. Dowler aud Mrs. Nellie Irwin. In this building also was located the pantry department under charge of Mrs. Mitchell, aud the fine array of delicious looking dainties were enough to make one try for u posi tion of judge in the department to got the tasting privilege. Over at the new building were lo cated the Ladies . department in charge of Mrs. YV'. YV. Cooper, the Floral department in charge of Miss Tewell aud the School Exhibit in charge of Prof, ltosobrougb. These exhibits have always been one of the main features of the fair, as the ladies have more energy and taste than the men and their work is al ways worthy of a visit. However much departments may have failed in the past theirs has always been good, and this year the advant age of a safe building and means of keeping ont of tbe dirt enabled them to make it more beautiful and at tractive than ever. Over at the stock pens we were able to liud Superintendents McMil -1 iii and Mears without any trouble, in contrast to last year when they hid out to keep from showing what tboy didn’t have. This year they had something worth exhibiting and not only took all visitors down the line, but made daily exhibits on the track. In the cattle department there were llerefords, exhibited by Maxwell Farm Co., Eli. Hobbs and Scott Sc Dingwall; Shorthorns, YVm. Keating; Jerseys, E. S. Darrough; Holsteins, It. Vogel; Aberdeen Angus, J. L. Mayfield. In the horse department there was a large variety of animals exhibited by Chas. Maxwell, Vol. Lavere, J. O. Stream, Frank McKinney, Bay McClave, Sam Scarlett, Morris Bros., E. S. Darrough, YV. C. McCurry, E. it. Hobbs aud Fred Lamson. The first prize in the baby show was taken by Fern Fenuimorße of Amity ville, and the second by Dola Morris, of Lamar, the judges were allowed to puss incog and still live. In the bread baking contest the first prize was wou by Mrs. J. B. Esgow, of Prowers, aud the second by Mrs. D. D. Gorman, of Lamar. For bread made by girls under four teen, Miss Mabel McMillin took first prize and Miss Ferner Wright the second. In the butter making contest the usual order was reversed and a man took first premium, Chas. Lanth. The second prize went to Mrs. J. W. Ball. Tbe management of the fair asso ciation and the various officers and superintendents deserve unstinted praise for tbe fine work they have done. All have devoted days of hard labor to the saccess of the fair and without any compensation. Es pecially is thiH true of Secretary Maxwell who has been at it for about six months now, and whose work is not yet near completion. There are nearly always some re gretable features to an occasion of this kind, and one of these was the failure of the band boys and the 8 Pages NUMBEI 13. management to reaoh some agree ment. There were several bands hare and lots of good music, bat many of the oitizens would have liked to have heard the home band also. The failure of the two main events of the fireman’s tournament owing to a fault of the hose oonp ling was also muoh to be regretted. The Lamar team, we believe, was the best ever got together in the valley. They won the mile relay race on tne second day in 3:20 2-5 which is a national reoord, and they tied the state reoord for the 209 yards tun with the hose cart on the first day, making it in 24 seoonds. On the third day they made the run in 23 seconds, but were enable to break the coupling, and the race was declared off, Las Animas also failing. In the relay race Ross Graden took the first lap and of coarse opened up a good lead, and the remarkable feature was that not one of the ten who followed lost a foot of the lead he started with, several adding con siderable to it. Or. Sayler finished up a good 100 feet ahead of the Las Animas man who was second. The exhibitions of fancy riding by the Gilmau Bros, of Granada and the famous bucking bull were both very interesting and pleasing to the crowd. The base ball tournament proved rather ene sided, the Garden City nine being too strong for their op ponents. The scores were: First Day, Garden Oity 7 to Lamar 0; second day. Garden Gity 28 to Holly 4; third day, Garden Oity 11 to La mar 2. Both the Holly and Lamar nines, however, were just got togeth - er for the occasion, and had had very little practice and no previous play ing experience this year. The firemen’s 100 yards foot raoe was won by Ross Graden with Fred Roeaorans a dose seoond. The speed program at the fair track resulted as follows: KiaST DAT. Gieen trot, half-mile heats, beat two in three, —won by Bernie W. in straight heats; Dan P. seoond. Hah linna third, Time, 1:10, 1:17. Special trot or pace, 2:30 class won by Miss Spangler in straights, losa seoond, Capt. Carey third. Time, 2:27 1-5, 2:28 1-5, 2:20 1-5. Three-eigbts of mile running, for local horses —Little Joe won, Dutch Princess second, Belle Blackwell third. Time, :37. Half-mile running—Nellie May first, Joe D. Second, Jaueway third, Jimmey B. fourth. Time, :51. Two and a half-mile cowboy relay race —Tom Hinote’s string, first, A. E. Everett’s seoond. Time 4:58. SECOND DAY. Free for all trot or paoe, mile heats —Hello Girl, from Pueblo, first; Lady Elgin, Colorado Springs, seo ond; Vesuvius, Dodge Gity, third. Best time, 2:20 4-5. Three eights mile running raoe— Joe D. La Junta, first; Lou Merrill second. Time 0:30. Three-quarter mile running raoe —Graden first,Vasaloo seoond. Time, 1:18*. Cow boy relay raoe, five miles — Everett’s string first, Dingwall's string second. Time, 10:50. THIRD DAY. 2:35 trot or pace —George Fora ker first; Arra E„ seoond; Vesuvius, third. Best Time, 2:24 3-5. 2:30 trot or pace—Willy W. first; Capt. Carey, seoond; Looking Out, third. Best time, 2:24}. Five-eights mile running raoe — Ailene White, first; Gradon, second; Castake, third. Time 1:00 1-5. Half-mile consolation running race —Vasaloo, first; Fanchon,second; Jimmie B, third. Time :53. Three-eights mile running race— Milly Yonng, first; Nafrag, second; Nigger Babe, third. Time :37£. The backing contest resalted: Bad Tanner, first; Pat Girard, sec ond. For Baie. A hay baler in good condition. Call on or address Granby Hillyer, Lamar, Colo. WANTED—Starcbers and Ironers, at Elite Steam Laundry. For the latest thing in fall hats, call on Mrs. J. A. Payne. Your Children's Eves should be examined preparatory to their school work. W. F. Noyes, M. D., Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Otlioe in State Bank Block.