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Morgan County Democrat.
CENTRAL MISSOURI FARMING, MINING, REAL ESTATE, RAILROAD AND GENERAL NEWS. Sixth Year. Versailles, Mo., Friday Morning, Oot. 13, 1905. No 41. Close of the Fair Greatest Entertainment Ever Attempted in the County Closed with a Halo of Glory Unchained. Ten Thousand People Assemble In Our City to Show Their Just Appreciation of the Effort to Bring Morgan Out. The attendance at the fair last Sat urday was the largest during the en tire week, the crowd being variously vstimated at from 8,000 to 10,000 people, tt is said to be the largest assemblage ever congregated in this city at any one time. They were all happy and not a thing happened dur ing the day or evening to cast the least shadow of sorrow over the faces of all those present. Old, middle aged and young entered into the enjoyment as one large family out for the recre ation and pleasure to be gleaned from mingling together and taking a look over the many novelties which had not been discovered until brought out for display on this occasion. Neighbor met neighbor and their faces beamed with happiness as the glad hand of friendship was extended in a clasp which spoke their true feel ings of pleasure. The scenes bespoke in panoramic form the grand senti ment of brotherly love existing in the heart of old Missouri. Had there been a remote thought that the amusements furnished would elicit immoral feat ures of the disgusting type, the idea vanished and nothing but hearty and just praise could be h'&dtd-, while uur business men who furnished vesting booths and the amusement committee both shared alike the favorable criti cism uf the thousands of visitors who freely expressed them. The closing scenes denoted the animated feelings existing and the shouts of merriment amid the halo of beauty died away as the midnight hour Saturday night warned the pop ulace that they were tired out and the lay of rest was at hand. The cur tain dropped and the happy event was a thing of the past, SATURDAY I.A.ST !AY. Best Driving Teams. This wai &s printed eontest and same lofthe very best horses that can be found anywhere entered the ring. The entries were': L. B. Hutvki, Joe Mar Viott, W.,j1!ccollMter, W. V. cline, H, F. Htockton, J. A. Bridges, G. t'. camp bell, Jewell Williams, T. B. cooper and 'Henry Hchapper. The judges were W. A. Harris, i. A. Grinsted and Mr. Brown, all strangers. The first p'rerri ium was awarded 'to w. Jl cline, second lto H. E. Htocktbh. Bestlrfidy Driver. '.Saturday there was another best lady driver contest. The judges were: Mr. Grinsted, of Windsor, W. A. Harris, of Bunceton and T. I'. Bond, of Enid. The contestants were: Mrs. Olive A 'hild, Miss Virgie McClanahan, Mrs. T.J. Marriott, with a Shetland pony, Miss Hattio Barnett, Mrs. D. E. Wray, Miss itoss Hums, Mrs. J. G. Huffman, Mrs. Joe Marriott, Miss Lou Williams. The driving showed that all of the ladies vero expert drivers and know just how to drive a boras. Mrs, Joa Marriott, was awjjrd.ad first premium and Mrs. D, E, Kot second. tft Decorated Rig. "fThis exhibit came off Saturday, the, tfrat and second premiums being given iby the South Hide linxasr. There were four entries: Miss Monte Hardy t Miss. L'arrie Htephena, Mrs. Msry Sparks ;nnd Mrs. O, H, Prico, The jut.Us were. George Kcndrlck, of CUrlfslmrir Julian ;Hchwecr, of Eldon, and William Butts, of Lincoln. The four entries were all good. Each represented much skill and decide which was the prettiest, in fact it was all a matter of taste in colors. Miss Carrie Stephens won first prem ium and'Mrs. Mary Sparks got second. This was one of the prettiest entries at the fair. Popper's Corn Show. There were G9 entries and all of the corn was fine. Taken as a whole this was the best corn show ever held in Versailles. The first premium on white corn was taken by W.J. McCollister; second Judge 1. Luckenbill; third J. C. Rutherford. Yellow corn, first premium J. J. Jones; second 0. C, Stephens; third Lon J. Scare. Best and heaviest corn, first on white corn, J. C. Lutgen. Best and heaviest yellow, B. G. BoW- len first. John C Lutgen got third on red corn. Potato Show. C. W. Biersach's Irish potato show was a fine one. There were ten entries and the potatoes were fine. J. S. Dan iels got first premium and Mrs. Chris Garber got second. PumpKin Show. D. C. Hardy's pumpkin show was not so large but some fine pumpkins were exhibited. Jesse crow got the churn offered in this contest. Sweet Potato Show. W. N. Gilson's sweet potato show was good and some fine specimens were exhibited. Judge T. F. O'Ncil got first premium and John Daniels got second. Poultry. The poultry exhibit was not near what it could have been made but the entries that were made were fine speci-mens. Mrs. i. T. Williams got first premium on the Single Comb Brown Leghorn. Henry Argenbright get first on Ply mouth Kock and G. W. Kring got second. J. M. Bolton got first on Game Chick ens and Bert Thruston second. i F. Gibbs got first premium on white Hramas, this being the only entry. Allen Bowlen got first on turkeys and Mrs. Henry Tipton got second. James Lampton got first premium on geese and c. J. simS got second. Dell Simmons got first on White Bantams. Mrs. R. A. Sear.? got first on white wyandott chickens. B. F. Burger, of California, Moniteau county, entered four pens of barred Plymouth Rocks and some geese, but under the rules of the fair, which in cluded premiums for only Morgan and Camden counties, he could get no prem iums, but his exhibits were fine. Dr. P. G. Woods had two pens of fine Buff Leghorns buc they were removed before awards were made. Mrs. G. M Hargett took first premium on Single Point Rhode Island lied chick ens Mrs. Henry Tipton got first premium on silverlaced Wyandott chickens. Fine Arts. Among the many prizes awarded at tbe Morgan Co. aud Versailles Street Fair last week, C. . Baldwin won first honors for best work lu each ol the following branches of Pen Art, Engrossing, Pen Drawing, Card Writ ing, Flourishing, Business and Ornate Writing. He also received highest horors for best and largest collection of Pen Work on exhibition. The awarding committee were: It. P. Anderson, Prof. J. A. Livesay, Principal Versailles High School and Prof. K. W. Vanklrk, traveling rep resentative of Central Business Col lege, Sedalla, Mo. Mr. Baldwin has by arduous toll worked himself to the front as a pen man and teacher. He won the Pen man's Art Journal prize for best Business Writing In 1003, aud has always received great praise lor tils ability as a penman and Instructor, wherever he has worked. E. A. Wllllama Butter Contest. Entries Mrs C V Smith, J R Shank, H v Miank, W C Thomas. A W Bums, Mrs Eichoff, Mrs Lampton, B Hums, W T Moore, Jolin Moore, Henry hcliapper, l'ir.it premium Mrs mcnon, tecoml Mrs Hen Hums. MISCELLANEOUS ENTRIES. Wheat Entries by I. R. Cooper. T. A Lehman, I Garber, W II Price, M T Mc- Cotlister. rirst l'rcuiium M T AIcCol lister, second I Garlwr. Cheese Mrs Rose Arts. Peppers George Haenry. Onions Mrs J S Banks first, W J Lan nam second. Japanese Sponge and snake gourd ieorge Doming. Simlins Dolly Holder, Kohlrabi George Haenry. Leaf Tobacco Entries: Jesse Crow, Oraina Ross, Louis Eberhng, Mrs M T Willinms, J C Mernott, Mrs A Merriott, Harry Richardson. First premium O Koss, second Louis nnermig. Honey Entries: J G Todd, Henry Ar Kcuhrighl, Mrs A Kluhn. First on comb honey J G Todd, second Mrs A Klahn. rixirncieu noney, it Argcnimgnt. Strained hooey, J G Todd. SorBhum First Mrs S 'Merriott. sec- ond E Musker. Sauashes and Cushaws Nine Entries. First on squashes J Kidwell. second G W Kring. Cushaws First J O Briggs, sec ond Carl Edwards. Pumpkins T W Martin. Frank Bow man, S P Smith. First Frank Bowman, second S V Smith. Watermelon G W Kring. Buckwheat Chan Jones, Tomatoes Maggie L Waltermcyer. Beans Auk Koch first. Mrs McFar- laud sscond. Storage Plant and Egyptian Hay 15ft tall Geo Haenrv. Turnips Aug Koch first, John Lin- ney second. Flour and Meal 1) Veuletnans & Son, first premium. Texas uiant uean w J Mcuoinster. Second crop production corn, fully de veloped Aug Koch. Second crop bunch beans, millet, com, turnips, grown on wheat ground, left for display. tn the Art Hall the display of painting on China, urns and earthen vessels by Miss Willie noles is deserving of special mention, as It was both rare and valuable and is the work of an artist. Miss Edna Abell's display of painting on canvass also comes in for special men. lion and shows ability. Vote of Thanks. To the citizens of Morgan and ad joining counties and the merchants of Versailles: Wc heartily thank you for the kindly assistance and generous patronage given us during the Versailles Street and County fair, and the newspapers of Versailles for their cordial support and the wide and effective advertise ment given the enterprise, We trust every citiz.cn is satisfied with the efforts made by us and will look over any mistakes, as wc believe we will be able to overcome them in the future. The Veusaim.ks Amuskment Co. Directors: D. C. Hardy, Jr., M. L. Joachimi, J. A. Petty, J. B. Lumpec, P. H Antwciler, Pres. ; (?. A. Krauss, Sec'y? T. Petty, Treas. In this connection we wish to say that The Dkmocrat voices the sent! mcnt of the people generally through' out the county in thanking the above named gentlemen for taking hold and carrying to a successful finish the greatest entertainment Versailles and Morgan County has ever had within their limits. There was no little risk concentrated Daily Arrivals of Up-to-date F all Goods Consisting of Dress Goods PhV&JSJ."1 on Fancy Goods, Notions, Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Clothing, Hats, Groceries, tc, fete. Are now ready for your kind inspection. s Yours for Business, Carl W. Biersach. isaMiMnji smis H1 Gl in giving the public the behefit of the features shown at the street fair last week, all of which the committee took upon themselves without knowing or caring, seemingly, as to the final out' come financially, The attractions were secured under gaurantcc even at the risk of bad weather. The liber ality of our business men had to be depended upon in assisting in the cx pcriment, while the ladies were very necessary in providing an art display on short notice. Last but not least was the big task of getting the fruit men, stock men and farmers interested sufficiently to exhibit what they pos scsscd without any preparation what ever for an affair of the kind. The whole was experimental. How well these men of push suc ceeded was evidenced in every fca ture presented and in all department? eld open for competition. Our people did not realize what they actually possessed until brought together in a grand good-natured pic nic, where the awards were mere do nations from our people, while noth ing but the blue and red ribbons were the stipulation. The fruit, corn and egetable displays were far above the ordinary. The show ring in which fine bred horses, jacks, mules, colts, cattle and hogs were displayed, was a surprise which delighted even the cv hibitors themselves. No county in the state could have beaten it and today the standard of Morgan Coun ty's excellence in live stock, agricub tural products, poultry ami novelties in art, is one hundred per cent higher than it was two weeks ago. These men deserve the plaudits ol every man, woman and chilu in this whole territory for the success ol the affair. There was something to enter tain and amuse alt the time, both free and for a small fee, ami the five days' fair was none too limited to give every citizen a chance to see at least a por tion of it. Kvcry visitor went away well satisfied, the Carnival Co. were highly pleased, and that the gentlemen who undertook the proposition have come out whole is the most satisfac tory thought of the entertainment. 1'hey deserve all honor and not a whit of censure in the success of our first street and county fair. $ will admiiriistCT the vnre for Hhc .iijuor and Drug hiibit. DR. Wm. Wki!i,. To get the brst value for .your money in Lumber, Iath, Shingles and other Building Material .go to Ant- weilcr & Hardy. Reward! SI. OS Per Head for Stray Cattle, Thirty cattle mixed lot, 'all ages- cows, steers and heifers. All have bush of 'tails cropped.. Got out of the Fisher pasture, four miles south of Gladstone. Gctthemoua pasture and write me at Rocky Mount. JUMUS COTTON. Our Tailoring department turns out the very best fits and tyles at rock bottom prices, Place your order with Carl W. Bikrsachi Sewing Machines. From 14,(K and up, with a 10 yem guarantee by the Illinois Sewing Ma chine Company. Come alid se them, it will pay you. "FAMOUS." let lis brovc to yoh that wc can save you money on your Lumber and Building Materials when you repan Ihe old or build a new house or barm Antwkilkk (ft Hakdv, The Lumbermen. Ladies, come take a look at our Collars, they are beauties at Carl W: Biersach's good taste and it was no asy matter to