Van Horn Old Settlers Day (Cooper McKemy attended)

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Van Horn Old Settlers Day (Cooper McKemy attended) - Races of All Sorts to Help to 1 Make It...
Races of All Sorts to Help to 1 Make It Enjoyable to the | Guests—Those Who Won; j Some V/ho Were There. Van Hoin. Tcxa?. Aug'. 20.—Tho Old Sf'tt.lor.'^’ i-eunion ‘A’as well attended and pronounced bii?fri*r and Iteltfr than any former f>ccasions, altlioug-h there was a \ery wind blowini^ all the first day, which, of (.'Oui'se, marred the pleasure of the outdoor sport.'; and the barbecue. A world recoril was ma<le for roping' and lining a g'oat in lo seconds; by R. H. I'.spy in a matched contest with Hupt < "ununiu^.s. The next V)est time was made in a match })et\veen Quince Leatn- ermap, of Kent, and judffe IjOve, of iSierra I’.lanca, by ]\lr. Licatherman In 17 2-r> setionds. ”'he tournament was won by J. J. S'mith, of Sierra Blanca, fir.st; Sug Cum- minpTs, second; .7. A. Espy and J. A. ]\lorine tied for third place, and ha<l to ru.n tlie tie off. Morlne won in the third trial. The i?oat tying: in which there were 21 entries was won by .1. T\', Ward, of Fierra Blanca, first, time 20 1-5 seconds; .1udpe I>ove, of Sierra Blanca, second, time, 21 45 seconds; Sug Cummings, third, 23 seconds. The baseball j?ame, Van Horn vs. Kent, was won 16 to 10, by Van Horn. This ■U’a« the most exciting- event of the day. J. K. Ilainer, the county school su- pernitendent, delivered alon.g educational lines a very fine speech during tine reunion. Tile cow pony race for ■won by Glenn I>urrill, Beach, second, and John Marine, third. Tlie cigar race was won by Quince I^eather.inan with Birdie Bristow second and Dee Grubbs third. Time, 21 4-5. The foot race was won by Walter Keach for 75 yards. Birdie Bristow wag second. In the fat women’s race, Mrs. T. C. Wafford was first, and ^Irs. .Tosie Spears who fell and sustained a bruised and sprained wrist, was -second. The women’s sweepstakes race was won by Mrs. John T. Watson. Mrs. Fred Blythe got second money, and Mrs. O. L. White, third. The little girls’ race was won by 'Kathryn Cox. Mable Duncan was second. The race between a man running backward and a woman forward was won by Mrs. Fred Gibson, by inalf a Bkirt width against A1 Wulfjen, 25 yards. There were many visitors from neighboring towns. Sierra Blanca and Kent being well represented. Among them were W. F. Payno, J. M. Garnett, W. W. Blount. R. E. Garnett, W. E. Mathers, Ji. D. Brown, Mr. and M-rs. judge Love, Mrs. Bettie Brown, Prince Love, Sid Morton, R. Perner, J. W. Ward, J. J. Smith, and several others from Sierra Blanca; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Jolly and daughter,Mae, and J. E. Rainer, county school superintendent from El Pa.so; Prof. Miller, B. 'F. Seay and wife, Mrs. Joe Seay and two children, Joe Wright, 350 yards was first; Walter Misses Blanche I'reeman. Jewe.ll Wright, i.iilian Tatu>^i, Aubrey I‘'letclier, Mr. and Mrs. A. n. JAckson and children, R. Q. Eeatlicrn’.an an<i wife, G. E. Reynolds, fi'om Kent; .1. Ti. liichburg, 11. R. Richburg, J. L. Mills, !Mrs. NoriIiington, Harry Akard and wife and several others from I’lateau; A. J. (’rawford. I^oon Lnvelaci*. I-'rank Hills, Dan D’Avery, 1>. E. Und.-ay and others from Toya^n, including .loe I>uncan, one of the oldest settlers here at the reunion; also Miss I.igiitfoot and Nick Coalson, Toyali; B. \N'al1acf, .!ohn Reynolds, Jolin I’rovrn, I'Mgar Welis, Joe I-3vans, .John Crow, Will ('row, X. B. Reynolds, Coopei- McKemy, E. I. Tyley, l-^liis Si*ott, J. B. Wallace, Faton Reynolds, Harry Jarrell and several otliers from Kent; M. Lester, Mr. and Mrs. To-m .'^mith and Mr. Woods, S. A. Walker and others from Lobo; G. I. liillingsles, from Fort Davis, who came over in his auto; Zolly and (iuy Martin. .lim Chambers, .John Jones, 11. C. Jett, (''lande Jett, .lohn anu Cliarles Jett from Torbert. W. A. Hogue, wife and baby from Allamoore, nave been sj>ending several days in town tnls week. E. H. Bounds and wife and their daughters, Fannie and Louise, and MIs.s I»auglierty, who is visiting them, were in from tlieir ranch north of Allamoore. Mr. Armstrong and wife and her sister, Miss Cassie Boykin, who has been here for some time, have gone out to the Figure 2 ranch. George Bigham, and wife, Dan Daugherty, .Toim Stevens, Will Neil, and J. ]\I. I>auglierty from the Figure 2 ranch, have rettarned. Mr. .ueiton. who arrived i/iere on the T. I’. ])as?enger train last night, came near having what may be a serious accident, the train moving out before he had time to get off and causing liini a very hard fall, whicli has disabled him for tlie present. Miss lola Elkins, accompanied by her brother, has arrived from Tennessee. They have decided to remain here for a few months for mis health. Mrs. J. Y. Canon has returned from a visit home and her sister. Miss Lillian Steinberg, who is going to teach the Fort Han<*ock school, came with her. Prof. and Mrs. xcConnell, who taught the schooil here the last term, have returned. School will open September 5. The Presbyterian protracted meeting will begin tonight with A. E. Miller in cmarge. George Bent, who has been in town for the last few days, has returned to the ranch. W. R. Bigham, of Merkel, Texas, one of the first settlers in this part of the country, attended the celebration. Espy Miller, who has been visiting here and at Lobo, has returned home. A. A. Cox brouglit in a fine lot of watermelons tnat he raised on his ranch .lust south of town. R. H. Espy and Glenn I^urrell. who have been in Mexico for the past four weeks, returned for the big celebration. The fifst issue of the Van Horn Chronicle was printed and on tlie street Saturday, the first nev.^paper for this place. It is published by A. E. Keliar. Mr. Clifton and fa>mily from 1.^ Valley, have moved here to put their children in the high school. Boone Cathey Is nere from Ysleta. J. for N. the Mrs. son Hico, Miss Smith out of of to by to H the F, ing sent hospital on OLD returned his visit of Mrs. a his

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  1. El Paso Herald,
  2. 29 Aug 1910, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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