Those debonair cowboys and cowgirls from the West who know all there is to know about horses, steers, lariats, and such things, put on another big show at the municipal stadium last night to an even larger crowd than the first night.
There are shows today and tomorrow. Winners last night were the following: Steer wrestling: Hike Wallick, first, throwing his steer in 11 2-5 seconds; Ralph Johnson, second, 26 2-5 seconds, and Billie Crosby, third, having a stubborn time with his steer, but which he finally made bite the dust in 52 4-5 seconds. Anybody, however, who can throw a steer in less than a minute is much better of a showman than those who throw the bull in far less time.
In the bronco riding Dock Blackstone, riding "Rocky Mountain Demon,"won first prize, being the first cowboy ever to ride this temperamental mount. "Rocky Mountain Demon," despite Dock's fine riding was not in his very best shape last night, the fog or something slowing him up. Tonight he may be expected to put on the full fireworks, which is a creation in itself, and Cowboy Blackstone will have a harder time winning first prize than he did last night. Second was Nocona Slim Burnett, and third was Ralph Johnson in this contest. In the steer riding Billie Crosby captured first place. Vick Blackstone was second, and Jack King was third. The stunt deluxe was "Suicide" Ted Eller's jump over an automobile while riding two steeds in Roman style. The jump is a standing one, and is a surprising show of dexterity.