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l$ 1.50 per . "BJS JTJST AND FEAR NOT.”__S*1-50 Per Annum "VOL. 41 ^ ' TUPELO MISS. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1913 ' NO. 30 The Tri-County Fair The Most Successful Ever Held—Magnificent Civic Parade —Fine Exhibits and the Best Races Ever Had in the State-—Immense Crowds Pleased. :V With weather as perfect as the weather-man could command from nature’s storehouse, the day on which the annual fair opened was all that could be an ticipated or expected. With a crowd here estimated to be from seven to fifteen thous and the town was overflowing with good humor and expect ancy. Good order prevailed everywhere and the day passed without a serious accident or mishap. The program for the day was carried out in every detail and the management is to be con gratulated upon the eminent success that crowned their ef forts. At 10:30 the parade ap peared on Main street amid the cheering of the thousands who thickly lined the streets. First the Heralds, followed by the Grand Marshal, who was no less a personage than the Lord tyayor, who, in his regalia with owing curls, was taken for King William, Hernando DeSoto or *ome other historical character .s the epochs of history revolved n the minds of his thousands of department were most creditable indeed, though limited. This feature was not what it should have been by any means. The1 number of collections could have been made to fill all the space set apart for them. The collections of Mrs. R. M. Majors, of Baldwyn, and J. R Harris, of Shannon, deserve special mention and one or both can be safely placed for prem iums. The collection of poultry showed many good fowls, but this collection was also limited. The exhibit of the Tupelo Cot ton Milts was a revelation to everyone who saw it. The mill had offered prizes for the pret tiest dress made out of the ma terial manufactured by them, and quite a number contested. The character and styles of the dresses rival the productions of the modistes of our fashionable city establishments. The art collection was limited yet the entries were in most in stances rare and valuable. The antique collection was very creditable indeed and con tained many articles that fur nished an insight into the lives « « •. m 4*. # it. CATTLE The entries of cattle were very limited and failed to do the coun ty credit. The people have irained their farms and there were very few good cattle. DURHAMS D. W. Robins entered an eight months old male that weighed 700 pounds. This was a recent importation from Kentucky and was the only Durham exhibited. JERSEYS F. F. Filgo, of Chesterville, entered several of this great milk producing cow and had a num ber of individuals that were worthy of mention. F. A. Green, of Verona, en tered several beautiful animals, bis collection comprising* some very valuable animals. M. A. Reese entered 10 head. His collection consisting of some magnificent young milch cows, a very fine male that was at the bead of the herd. D. P. Ruff entered four head which were beauties and some of the very best. COLT SAOW admirers. The parade was in the follow ing order * t < Battle of Chickasaw.” III. Float-(1) Pocahontas. “The First American Girl.” (2) Puritans, “Priscilla and John Al den.” (3) Colonials, “Dancing the Minuet.” IV. Revolutionary Soldiers. V. The Spirit of '76. VI- Columbia. VII. The Pioneers of Missis sippi. VIII. Boy Scouts. IX. The Girl of the ’60s. X. Confederate Veterans. XI. The American Girl of Today. XII. Tupelo Military Insti tute Cadets. SECOND DIVISION. I. A 12-piece Band, Italian, in their own uniforms. II. Representatives of the German, Irish, French, Ameri can, English, Chinese, Japs, Mexican0, Spanish, Russian, Scotch, Italian, Hebrew, Negro, Zulu, Arabs, Turks, Egyptians, Holland and Romans. III. Float—“In My Harem.” TV Cowhovs and Coweirls. On Wednesday morning tne colt exhibit took place and a large number of entries were made. This feature might be well classed as the best in the stock department as a more gen sral interest seems to have been incited. The number and class exceeded any former exhibit and shows what could be done if the time and attention were devoted by our people generally to stock growing. Mr. J. F. McWhorter, )f Plantersville. exhibited an old mare 15 years old with seven of ber colts, none of which can be bought under $200. Several were of greater value and are splendid horses. Races The races of the week were ex ceptional good. There are more ?ood horses here than ever be fore and each day there were spirited contests in every feature. More than seventy-five horses were listed. The barns on the grounds failed to furnish suffic ient room to house them ajl. Events in detail follow: . TUESDAY ana naunsoi uur xureiaiuerei. TUPELO FERTILIZER FACTORY EXHIBIT. The Tupelo Fertilizer Factory exhibited the various brands of their manufacture and had col lected quite a variety of grain and cotton that were grown by the use of their products. The individual products showed un mistakably the great value of the use of commercial fertilizer in growing grains and cotton. HOGS The Reynolds plantations in Monroe county entered several pens of Tam worth hogs. This is the red hog that rivals all of the larger breeds and is a quick and reliable grower. In these pens were several specimens that would show in any class. One 18 months old male weighed 817 pounds. There was one sow that; raised 43 pigs in 1912. There! was another with 11 pigs, thei twelfth having been killed in shipping to Tupelo. There was a pen of four months old shoats, tViot wsw hpnntips Mr. Hamn Reynolds was here Tuesday and i supervised the entry of his Tam worths. He is an enthusiastic breeder and is having great suc cess with both hogs and cattle. | Mr. Jones, of near Aberdeen, entered several pens of Tam-; worths that contained several very fine individual specimens. POLAND CHINA I The entries of Poland China were limited, only a few pens being listed. In one pen was a splendid specimen—a gilt 13 months old that weighed 513 pounds. BERKSHIRES H. S. Lamb entered a pen of registered Berkshires that are j magnificent specimens of this breed. As a meat hog the Berk- j shire is unexcelled. Mr. Young, the dairyman, iiv- ‘ ing east of town, also entered some splendid specimens of the Berkshire. In the z:3U trot, witn seven entries, Nancy S, won in three straight heats: Joe Mack, second; Sassaw, third; Alice JDuryer, fourth; Bernita, Miss Hi wood and Orline Wilkes also ran. Time 2:281, 2:281, 2:28. In the 2:20 pace, with five 3tarters, Gambester (Stubble field), won; ZembroR,(Walker), 3econd; Arkansas Queen, (Sha - fer), third; Bob Mack, (Kimber lin), fourth; Victor Pilatis (Cart well), fifth. Time, 2:241-4, 2:19 1-2, 2:21. In the three-year-otd pace, Miss Foster, (Shaffer), won; Yolite (Kimberlin), second; Bon nie B, (Dunleavv), third. Time, 2:39 1-2, 2:39 1-4. In a spirited game of football at the fair grounds Tuesday after noon, Tupelo Military Institute defeated Nettleton High School by a score of 13 to 0. Features of the game were a 60-yard run by Bobkin and touchdowns by Thompsojcuand Livingston for T. V. Float—“King Bilikin and Bilikin Subjects.” VI. Convicts and Guards. VII. Ballet Girls. THIRD DIVISION. I. Drum Major. II. Band. III. Float-“Y*e Olde Dees trick Skule. IV. Reuben and Family in Town. V. Twelve Funny Clowns. VI. Menagerie. VII. The Barnyard. The line of march was from the fair grounds west on Main to Spring, north on Spring to Jef ferson, west on Jefferson to Madison, south on Madison to Main and back to the fair grounds. The attendance at the fair was the largest in the history of the organisation. The grand stand was overflowing and every inch of standing room was taken. The exhibits in the agricultural White Way Opened. * - On Friday evening the White Way which had been erected on Main street was turned on with a public demonstration that brought out many of our citizens to be present at the exercises and witness the event. A stand had been erected at the intersection of Main and Spring streets where the program of the evening was carried out. The weather was ideal and fully two thousand people were present. J. E. Rankin was master of ceremonies and introduced the speakers. First, Mayor Robins was introduced and in a few words set forth the great inter est that he felt in the movement. Mr. Robins has taken a promi nent part in all of the material progress of the city. Following Mr. Robins, Guy W. Mitchell ad dressed the audience, followed by E. C. Hinds, W. T. Reeves and Geo- T. Mitchell, all of whom spoke in enthusiastic terms of the progressive spirit of our cit izens and predicted for Tupelo much greater things than have been realized. The movement to erect a White Way in Tupelo was set on foot by C. R. Strain, alderman at large, from the city. Mr. Strain can vassed the town and secured the subscription necessary to erect the lights on Main street. The lights were erected by the property owners and other con tributions by the citizens. Mr. Strain was assisted in his work by Superintendent Chisholm, of the light plant. Mr. Chisholm had charge of the work of erect ing the lights which are the best the manufacturers can furnish. Within a short time the White Way will be extended down Spring Street to the union sta tion. None of our improvements have added more to beautify and adorn the city than this White Way. M. I. Nettleton High School’s feature play was McDuffie, cen ter- Referee, Sudduth; umpire, Maynard. WEDNESDAY In the 2;17 trot six heats were necessary to decide the winner. Mattie Custer, driven by Grisnold; second: Corley Flower, driven bv Lee, third; and Egot ist Belle, driven by Alexander, fourth. Time, 2:21 1-2, 2:19 3-4, 2:20 1-2, 2:18 3-4, 2:19, 2.19 1-4. In the 2:13 pace, View Point, driven by Sleight, won; Long Shot, driven bv Dunleavy sec ond; Nance, driven by Lee, third and Belle McEun, driven by Walker, fourth; Pearl L., driven by Pierce, fifth. Time, 2:17 1-2, 2:14 1-4, 2:14 3-4. THURSDAY the attendance at the fair was good and the events were inter esting to the many out of town visitors. The judges are award ing the prizes daily, and with the close of Friday the various prizes and purses will be distri buted. The 'races included the 2:20 trot and 2:25 pace. 2:20 trot, Corley Flower (Lee) first; Blue Whistler (Dunleavy) second; Boneita (Walker) third*. Alice Duryea(Alexander)fourth; Joe Mack (Cartwell) fifth Time 2:25 1-2, 2:21 3 4, 2:24 1-4. 2:25 pace, The Eel (Simmons) first; Gamster (Stubblefield) sec ond; Zembia Z (Walker) third. Time, 2:20 1-4, 2:29 1-2, 2:241-2. Major Pitcher and Billy C went in exhibition mile, Major Pitcher first, Shaffer, driver, time 2:22 1-2, Billy C driyen bv. Walker. CAPITAL-SURPLUS AND PROFITS ^.OOP0-0! JOHN N. ALLEN, V-President J. J. ROGERS, President S. J. NIGH, Cashier N. E. LEAKE, V-President S. S. HARRIS, Ass. Cashier t • ^ LEE COUNTY’S LARGEST BANK Largest Capital Largest Deposits Largest Board of Directors Largest Number of Stockholders Largest Tax Payer in Lee County Largest Number of Customers largest Bank Building Largest Office Force Largest and Best Equipped Banking Room The Bank That Treats You Right Dipping Vats On Tuesday morning Dr. Old ham, in charge of the tick eradi cation for the government, gave a demonstration of the method of dipping cattle. A vat that was constructed a couple of years a?o on the Fair grounds was fill ed and several head of cattle driven through. A large crowd was present and many expressed themselves as being in favor of getting rid of the ticks. Moore—Etheridge. At the home of the bride in this city Sunday afternoon Rev. Douglas Shelton joined in the holy bonds of wedlock Miss Etta Etheridge and Mr. Thurston Moore, a few friends and rela tives being present to witness the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Etheridge, and is decidedly pop2 ular among a large circle of friends. Mr. Moore resided in Tupelo and Lee county for some time and has many friends here who join in wishing him and his bride a happy and prosperous wedded life. The bridal party left Tuesday for Columbus where Mr. Moore holds a posi tion with the Columbus Commer cial. WWVVH MM M_M MJI1J M_M MJIMJI MJi M. W m^m m^m m^m m^m m. R & I We Are Showing | K 85 | the handsomest line qf Art 8j K Squares and small Rugs of * all g | kinds ever shown before in Tu- | 8j pelo—more than seventy-five |S jg 9x12 Rugs to select from. :: :: 8; M K 8< Bay From Us and Save Money ;*J 3*0 K s • K g £umpRiri-Pepc$ Company | |K TUPELO, MISS. «QJ KSKKl^HiSS^SSJSS^SKSSKKKXK