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THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE
J VOLUME XIV. LUBBOCK LUBBOCK COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER,' 2, 1913 NUMBER 13 run GflSAT SLOW RAINS FOR THE PAST WEEK HAVE WET THE GROUND TO CONSIDERABLE DEPTH THE RANGE CONDITIONS Farmers are Delayed in Gathering Crops and Some Damage is Re ported Because of the Wet Weather at This Time Crops art Bringing Good Prices and Demand is Steady, The Plains country is getting a thorough soaking. For the past two weeks with the except- ' ion of two days. Tallin weather ha been in vogue.. It has not been the kind of damp ness that this section of the state usually vets, but it has been a slow precipitation, the greater part of the water that has fallen having soaked into the ground, giving us a splendid season, and wetting the ground to a considerable depth. Reports from the range dis tricts are to the effect that the rains will help the condition of the raniie a great deal. Grass is still growing, notwithstanding that there was a few days last week in which a fire in the sit ting room was not uncomforta ble, and overcoats were brought r into use by many of our people. The farmer would appreciate very much a month or six wekB of clear dry weather so they could get their cotton picked 4 and the big feed crop in condi SEPTEMBER WEATHER REPORT' September Shos to Have Been a Very Pleasant Month With Variety of Weather This month tnere has bn an excess in precipitation and cloud iness, as compared to the Dormal. There were 8 cloudy days. partly cloudy and 16 clear. On 11 days rain fell in measurable1 quantities, the greatest in one day being 1.32 inches on the 27th. The total rainfall for the1 month is 4.19 inches, and for the year to date, 11.27 Inchea. There' was much more wind than in August, when the average was! ' &3 mile per hour. This month ! theYun of of wind ' Stalled 6. 447 ! Blea, or an average of 9 miles; pcV hour. The 27th haul the j kr 1 1 wind, with an average of 3 t: J per hour. The highest U rxiure was 95 drrees oo Ua TX aad the lowest waa 40 (see on the 23th.; Oa thee ' there wti rnt of 87 dl' s in UGDSrature. vhich waa the greatest for the month. V. LCoitr, Co-operative Obeerver. Ollie Wtlkison was in to see us Monday and stated that he had JtH) tons of ensilage that he expected to sell, but if he did u not sell it to some one else to feed that he expected to pur chase enough feedera to use it himself. We are of the opinion that he will not have any trouble in disposing of it as the stock men are looking upon ie.uilage very favorably as feed. In this issut will be found the professional card of Ir. J. A. Stevenson, who has decided to nuke this hit, home and practice his profession. He comes highly recommended as a veterinarian, lis and wife are for the present stopping at the home of tat. and Mrs, U IUnson in the north ptrtot the cttjr. son Will BE BETTERED tion so that it would kep better. Great delay is being experienced, and there is some damage re ported by a few farmers who had their feed stuff cut and on the ground when the wet spll commenced and have been un able to do anything further with it on account of the damp weather. The prices remain good, and the demand strong, and the farmer is realizing handsomely from his crops in this sction this year. Cotton is bringing around 13 1-2 cents ami maize, etc. about flfi per ton. which runs it into money rapidly. Silos are still being put up and filied with maize, kaffir. etc. and there is likely to be a good de mand for this kind of feed a little later on in the season, and even though the farmer has no cattle to feed it to himself there will be money in ensilage at so much oer ton to cattlemen, who will want to feed cattle for the market J. W. Ames wife and children returned this morning from the east where Mr. Arnes spent the past two mon'hs superintending the manufacture of a large number of Am Portable Silos, a number of which have been received and erected by parties in this community. Raleigh Martin has this week moved with his family into their recently acquired home in the southeast part of the city, formerly the residence of J. T. Bjllock. Mr. Bullock and family are now living in the Mitchell residence in the south part of town. Mrs. W. J. Stone and daughter Mrs. E. L. Diddle, mother and sister of H. N. Stone, foreman in the Avalanche office arrived last Monday afternoon and will visit here several weeks. They are from their home in Green ville. Mis. Mrs.' Dell King hae returned from Floydada, where she spent month or more teaching music fa - the ' Preeby tetian Academy. She has returned to Lubbock to remain, and will teach piano aad voice in a private class. I The ladies of tne South Side ' Christian church have secured' !the building formerly occupied by the Bradley Auto Company : west of the postoffice. in which I to serve dinner on next Monday. Geo. Merriweather, wife and : children of Lockney. are here for a few days visit with J. C. I ' Burns and family, after which t they will visit Mrs. Merriweath- er's brother near San Aogelo. i Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Ivy. of , Yoakum county, are in the city this week, visiting friends and ! ! Mr. Ivy ia looking after business matura. We are requested to announce that the Library will be open frm a 00 o'cIuck to 5 00 o'clock! ie:c!i fc::rir r.rrcifr. 1 ANOTHER MACHINE SHOP A, S. Hopper Si Company Mil Be Heady for Busmen by Nov. I, With Well Equipped Plant. Our representative learned on his rounds this week that i the new machine and blacksmith shop that has been talked of for the past two months, is a sure thing and within the next week new machinery and tools will be gin to arrive and it is expected that it will all be installed and ready for business by a date not later than the first of November, i A. S. Hopper will be the man ager, and the shop will be equipped with modern machinery ! and tools with a power plant in i sonnet tion, so that they will be, prepared to do any kind of repair 1 iron or wood work, j The new plant will be operated in the building which the West-j ern Windmill Company has been uaing for a wareroom, just south ot the Lubbock Mercantile, Company's store. j Later on it is expected that a new building will be erected, on ! lots belonging to the company, but the above location will be' their temporary quarters. J Towle Still in Business 1 It was reported on the streets last week that A. J. Towle had sold his wallpaper and stock of paints and varnishes, and in i order to learn the correctness of j the report our representative called at his place of business on : the north side of the square and ; found that he was still in busi-1 nes. and while we were there he showed us through his stock, ' and we were surprised to know that right here in Lubbock there f was such a well kept stock of these goods. His stock of papers, paints. ' etc., is large and the assortment ia such that the most artistic decorations can be found there. , The store is well arranged and , the stock presents a splendid appearance. Such a business in , Lubbock is certainly a credit to to the town. He has a quarter of a page ad in this issue, and we will appreciate it and Mr. Towle will be delighted if you, will read it. j Jim Brown was in from the farm Saturday and loaded out lumber with which he said he was going to build a place to ' store maize, kaffir. etc.. for future use. Its good futures we are confident, and the fellow that , isn't in too big a hurrv to dis pose of his surplus will be the ooo that will realize handsomely in every sense of the word. Jim Mabry was here Wednes day loading his wagon with supplies. TO ALL EXHIBITORS. Remember there is no entrv fee charted. The only exhibits not returned to the exhibitors will be those products which win presaiumav All stock, poultry, bales of millet and such entries of value re main property of exhibitors. , The Chamber of Commerce will pay in cash all prem iums as soon as possible after the judging on that day. These explanations are made, because of questions asked of the secretary. To the farmers: W hen you come to the fair, if you have any report of good crops, don't fail to tell the secretary. We want all the facts about good crops in Lubbock county. Remember no produce entry will be accepted after Saturday evening, and all stock and poultry entries must be in by 10 o'clock Monday morning. We request that judges be ready to begin judging early Monday morning, so all premiums can be awarded as early as possihlo. Ribbons will be given to all winners in the Chamber of Commerce department. Messrs. Cory, L O. Hurford, and F. P. Brown have been appointed judges Gko. W. BRltfua, . Secretary Chamber of Ccracrce. LESTE.R SELLS BANK STOCK J Big B'ock of Bank Stock in First National Changes Owners This Week. Asa result of a recent deal, Mr. I T. Lester, of Canyon, who has up to this time owned a large block of the stock in the First National Bank of this city, sold same to Messrs Ray Wheat ley and Charles A. F'isk, of Ama rillo. and the transfer has al ready been made. Messrs. Wheatley and Fisk areAmarillo Bankers, and will remain in Amarillo for the present at .'eist. The offi cial personnel of the bank will remain the same as heretofore. The sal- as we understand it is a purely business proposition, the Amarillo financiers teeling that Lubbock is to be the City of the South Plains, had a desire to become connected with us in a financial way, and it looked good to them so the deal was the rc suit. Mr. lister has been a friend to the Luhburk people, and they appreciated his business associa tion and many regret that ho has decided to turn loose his in terests here to go elsewhere, but he has the best wishes of the customers of the bank, and es pecially his business associates. The First National is one of the most substantial institutions on the Plains. With a capital stock of t-YUNrt). and a surplus of $25.01)0. Already strong, it i? the intention of the directorate to strengthen it even more. Hunt Grocery Company re port a splendid attendance at their formal opening last Satur day. The weather was very bad and this prevented a large number of people from attend ing who would and intended to, but they were well pleased with the number of visitors to their store on that day. and appreciat ed the man? nice compliments received. They indeed have what could justly be termed an ideal grocery store, and the people of this community appreciate their efforts in every way. Mrs. Geo. W. Briggs and two children arrived here Wednesday afternoon, and will make this their home. Mr. Briggs, who is employed by the Chamber of Commerce as their secretary, has been here several months. They will reside in the N. R. Porter residence near the taber ernacle. Mr. Briggs met them in Amarillo and accompanied them home. ' E. B. Green had business- in Plain view the early part of the week.- MKIIIC PIP1T1 FOR Fl EVERYTHING WILL BE IN READINESS FOR THE COUNTY AND CHILDREN'S FAIR MONDAY I EXHIBITS Will None of the Prizes Will Go begging For Some One to Take Them if All Enter Who Have Made known Their Intentions to Do So Large Crowd Expected. If all signs do not fail there is going to be a big time in Lub bock next Monday. The occa sion will be a combination of County and Chjldrns' Fair and Firslf,f-J-,j7 Day. and ther JtoH -things of interwtranstire during that day. Thre was no set program arranged. but it's a free for all ! and there will be plenty of en tertainment for all that come. The exhibits will attract much attention, for there will be a great number of entries, and there will b$seen here that dav exhibits of fltm, orchard, garden and barnyard products such as has never before been collected in Lubbock at one time. Those who have the matters in charge are greatly encouraged over the prospects, and encourag ing reports ihat are coming in. of the large number of contest ants for the various premiums. Farmers are going to place agricultural exhibits, hogs, chickens, etc., and the ranchmen are going after the premiums on livestock. The school children LYNN COUNTY FAIR A Number of Good Exhioits Shown Rain Preverts Entire Suc cess of the Day Tahoka. Tex.. Sept. 30. -The Lvnn County Fair waa held here Friday and Saturday, but on account ot the excessive rains many of the departments were not as well represented as they would have been, had the weather been more favorable and much of the program waa cancelled. However, there was an excellent display in the agri cultural department. Many of the farmers were un able to bring their produce on account of the bad condition of the roads. A number of in dividual exhibitions were made by farmers of the county ot various" products raised on the farm. M. U. Anthony had one of the best exhibits shown. He had thirty-one different varieties of farm and garden products. The display of J. C. Crouch was also one of interest. He exhibit ed many different varieties of corn and maize. The display of apples, peaches, cherries, grapes and other fruit was most com plete, which proves that this climate and soil is well adapted to fruit growing when properly cared for and cultivated. Ar rangements have been made to send a large exhibit to the Dallas Fair. Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Sowder and daughter, retutned this morning from Gatesville and other points in that vicinity, where they have been visiting relatives for about two weeks. Attorney J. II. Moore and T. L Vaughn are off on a business trip to the coast country, leaving on yesterdsv afternoon train. They will likely he gone two weeks. BE PLACED 67 FARMERS are going after the prizes offered by the Civic League, and there is a great interest manifested by all. There is no liklihood of any of the premiums going begging for some one to take them, for there are going to be bids for every prize hung up. It is the expectation that there will he a large crowd here on that day. and the people will be here to see what Lubbock county can show, and we venture the assertion that there will be some people greatly surprised at the splendid display of stuff collected here that day. The merchants are offering special bargains for that date, and we anticipate a lively tine. Tne Lubbock Cowboy Band that puts life and push into everything will be on hand in good trim to play the best music that they have ever produced be fore. We say this because they are improving every time they play, and we are sure they are still on the up grade. Come to Lubbock. Phillips-Mitchell Confectionery Thispopularrefreshment stand on the west side of the square has this week received a lot of new fixtures including a new fountain, of the latest make, and it is one of the nicest in the city, being built with perfect sanitation in view, and it seems the makers accomplished their ouroose alonir thia lino Thi coniectionery is weu prepar to take care of the wishes of trade in their line. Sp apartments have been pro' for the ladies, and ever; pertaining to their comfor confectioners can provid been procured, making ideal place to trade. 'lhey have an advertiser in this issue of the Avalai. which they wish vou to read. Civic League Meet ins; Wednesday last was t regular time for the Civic Leagi to meet, but the weather was t bad for enough to venture out hence a called session has beeu named for Saturday afternoon at 4.-00 o'clock at the High School building, when matters of im- portsnce to the fair next Monday will be gone over and arrange jmenls perfected for that occa sion. ; New Store Open I. A. Whitely this week began ; unpacking his stock of gents' ! furnishings and shoes in the I Citizens National Bank building ! where the Shelby Dry Goods company was located. He has an ad in this paper, which he wishes ever reader of the Ava lanche to look over and consider it a special invitation to come to his store, when in need of any hing in his line. L A. Hitchcuca left Monday for IWial, N. M., where he goes tw do some civil eaginevr ing. II will be attmt ssverai wt:Hi.