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OF FAIR COMMITTEE
Executive Officers Conferr
ed Saturday Morning.
TO HOLD FAIR IN
Decided Not to Iluy a Plot of Ground
Just Yet?Will Hold the Fair for
One Day Only so That All Energies
Will be Directed to One Day's Big
The Executive Committee of
the County Fair Association hold
a meeting In the Chamber of
Commerce rooms Saturday morn
ing ami wont into a lengthy
and profitable disillusion of the pros
pects and plans. A large number of
the committee was present and little
time was taken to got down to busi
Dr. II. K. Alken, who had been ap
pointed on a committee to look into
the matter of a site for the fair, made
his report saying that the committee,
after looking into all phases of the
subject, had come to the conclusion,
after consulting .Mr. Stobo Gaiiington,
that Garllngton's pasture was the most
suitable place to hold it. Assurance
being given by the City Codncil that
a safe bridge would be placed over
the stream leading thereto and that
drinking water would bo supplied, a
motion was made and passed that the
selection of the committee be accept
ed as final.
On account of the fact that the date
Of the State Fair was not known,
nothing definite could bo decided as to
when the county fair should be held,
but it was decided that it should last
one day and that it should bo held
at Bomo dato close to but not con
flicting with the State Fair. It was
decided, however, that all agricultural
exhibits, such as Hoy's Corn Club ex
hibits etc., should' be brought the day
hefore the fair so thai they could bo
judged that day and the ribbons plac
ed on them in order to be displayed
the next day. The committee wished
?his especially borne in mind and took
pains to announce it at this early day
so that no possible misunderstand
ing should arise. It must be under
stood, therefore, that all agricultural
displays in competition for premiums,
must be put in place the day before
The committee decided that the court
room of the Court House be used to
display the exhibits and a committee
was appointed to got the proper au
thority. As will be seen in another
column of this paper, construction
might begin on the remodeling of the
building before that time so it will be'
doubtful whether this place will be
.available or not. Another meeting of
;hc committee will be Dtcessary before
a place can be selected.
A Committee composed of Messrs. W.
1?. Byrd, .t. I>. W. Watts and C. A. Pow
er wa:? appointed to arrange a premium
list. Committees were also appointed
to solicit advertisements in the prem
ium list catalogue, wheh the commttoe
ggtonocts to trinke a very handsome af
Twir, The committees for this are as
follows: For City of LnurOUS, W. it.
McCuon, 10. W. Martin and Alison Leo;
for Clinton, Prof. A. f:. Spencer. R. ,T.
Adalr, W. n. Glenn; for Cross Hill,
Dr. .1. H. Miller; for Woodruff, it. (!.
Harris; for Waterloo, W. Carl Whar
ton. Any wishing advertising space
can communicate with any one of the
above committees. One thousand
premium books will be printed and
scattered freely over the county.
A very Important decision reached
by the committee was that to include
a household and needlework depart
ment in the fair so that all the ladles
of the county will havo an opportunity
No othbr business being presented
to the meeting it adjourned.
It is unnecessary to state that all
doubt as whether Laurens is to have
a fair lias been dissipated. The fair
Is an assured fact and, although it
will last but one day the first year,
preparations are already being made
all over the county that will guarantee
I ono of the best exhibitions in the state.
Ono stock breeder, Mr. K. W. Martin,
says that he expects to see at least
eighty-five young colts hero to com
poto for uiic of his prizes.
Large Membership Enrolled
at the First Meeting.
MR. S. M. WILKES
With a Very Large Number of Young
and Old Mnsincss Men Present the
Lnureng Boosters Club was Organ*
l?!od Thursday Afternoon in the
Trayuham Guards Armory.
The Laurens Boosters have organiz
ed. A largtly attended meeting was
held in the armory Thursday after
noon and the plans for boosting the
City discussed. After the meeting
came to order, Mr. S. M. Wilkes was
nominated and elected chairman. Af
ter the reason for the meeting had
been stated, an Organization was none
Into and the following officers elect
ed: President, Mr. s. M. Wilkes; vice
President, Mr. Ohas. H. Hicks, Secre
tary, Mr. Alison Lee; Executive Com
mittee. Mr. .1. H. Sullivan, Mr. T. I).
Lake. Dr. H. K. Alken, Mr. W. L.
Gray and Mr (' M. Bishop,
names on the roll, thus becoming
The following members Bigned then
members of the Club:
a. Ross Blakoley, \v. L. Taylor, II.
K. Alken, I). M. Norwood. \v. 11. An
derson, John 11. Inman, J. H. Sullivan.
T. D. Lake, Albert Dial, C. M. Bishop,
c. B. Bramlet, T. C. Swltzer, R. T.
Dunlap, L. X. Owens. John A. Pranks,
Alison Lee, M. R. Wilkes. W. I>. Fer
guson. .1. N. Leak. \Y. C. 11 !>y, I). R.
Simpson, W. P. Chancy, ,T. II. Hudg
ens. R. M. Eichelberger, (i. a. Eichel
berger, J. N. Wright. J. Lee Lnngston,
B. M. Wolff, T. H. Nelson. L. B. Black
well, L. 0. Ballo, Jr.. J. J. Adams, B.
W. Davon port, M. H. Hunter. P. |).
Huff, w. R, Anderson, J. x Richard
This move to form a boosters club
has been contemplated for some time
by :?. number of young men of the
city. A few matters of Immediate Im
portance having been discussed by
tln-m. (hey came to (ho conclusion
that nothing could bo done without
some organization, it whs deoldcd
then and (hero to call iho mooting, A
little individual effort was put forth
and qulto a crowd gathered to discuss
(he affair and to perfect (ho organiza
tion. The large attendance at (he
tirst meeting went to show that much
could be accompllshtd If more effort
were |?U( forth. Another meeting of
the ?In!. Will be called at an early
COTTON BLOSSOMS IN LAUREN'S.
First Received hi This Office Prom
Plantation of ('. I). Nance, Cross
The Advertiser acknowledges the
receipt of several cotton blossoms,
plucked since Saturday morning from
different Heids in the county. They
came in by mail and by hand, somo
arriving Monday and others Tuesday,
The first came in Monday morning !
from The Advertiser's Cross Hill cor
respondent who stated that tho bloom ?
enclosed was plucked Saturday morn- ;
lng, June it. from the field of Mr. C.
I). Nance, by one of his farm hands.
Paul Jackson, colored. The socond
blossom was brought In by Mr. J. I?.
Brownlee who farms on the lloffornnn
place near the city; tho bloom having
developed Sunday Another Sunday
blossom came from the farm of C. C.
Pitts, a well known colored preacher
and fanner who lives near Madden.
The fourth was sent in from Waterloo
by W. Joe Saxon, who stated that he
gathered his first bloom Monday. Yes
terday Mr. Jnmes Todd of Barksdale
brought to this office nis first "find,"
having plucked the bloom early In
tho day. In Tuesday's mall camo an
other from a Waterloo farm, the send
er, Mr. L. A. Nichols, saying In his
note, "I send you a cotton bloom
picked from a 35 acre field of extra
Big Sale Begins Soon.
Davls-Ropor Company begin their
semi-annual mill-end sale next Friday
June 23. This Is always one of the
by events of the year in the mercantile
world herebOUtfl nnd this one promises
to be a record-breaker.
In order to make the necessary pre
parations for this sale, Davis-Roper
Company havo announced that their
store win ho closed Wednesday and
Thursday of this week.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Olli<t Things of Interest to People
Who Liu In Clinton und Other
Places in I,aureus County and Else*
where. A Wedding of State Wide
Clinton, June 20.?On Wednesday
evening, at 8:30 o'clock, Miss Katha
rine Louise Hean and Both well Gra
ham were married at the residence of
Dr. W. S. Ueun, in the presence of a
few friends. Invitations had been is
sued to a wedding In ttie Presbyterian
Church, but on account of the illness
of Dr. Bean these invitations were
recalled, and only the most intimate
friends were present. Miss Emmie
McCrary was ushered into the parlor,
where she played the "Wedding
March." The attendants were Misses
Fronde Kennedy, Marion McCrary,
Mary Hear. Clara Duckett, Grace Mar
tin, of Virginia; Mary Cooper, of
Wysacky; Eliza Horton, of Columbia;
Graham, of Georgia. Miss Elizabeth
Hean was maid of honor. She was fol
lowed by little Miss Alden Bailey, the
flower girl, and Master Edward B.
Martin, the ring bearer. Then came
the bride upon the arm of her broth
er, Mr. W. S. Hean, Jr. They were
met at the altar by Mr. Hothwell Gra
ham, with Iiis brother, Grantland, as
best man. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Dr. \V. (I. Hean,
the father of the bride, assisted by the
Rev. Hothwell Graham, the father of
tin1 groom. The ushers wert- Messrs.
I.. Mel). Kennedy, of Clinton: R. T.
Fewell. Rock Hill: Will Herrin. Abbe
ville, and Glenn W. drier, Spartan
burg. Immediately alter the cere
mony a reception was given to the
friends of this popular couple.
The out-of-town friends who were
here for the wedding were: Mrs. El
Uott, Fort Mill, ami her brother; Mr.
Barl Thornwell, Darlington; Frank
Hean. Washington, Gn.; Hoheit Coop
er and the Misses Cooper, Wysacky:
Mr. l'ortei Fleming and Miss Marion
Fleming, Augusta, Gn.; Miss Irby,
Lauren-: Alex Fewell, Rock Hill:
Misses Woodhouse and Salloy, of Con
On Tuesday evening the bridal par
ty and out-of-town friends were en- :
tcrtnlned at a very elaborate dinner,
given by Miss Clara Duckett and Mrs.
.1. F. Jacobs.
Tin Thornwt n orphanage com
mencement has been going on
this wet k. The baccnlauroalo ser
mon was preached Sunday morning
by ihe Rev. A. 'l'. Jamison of Connie
Maxwell orphanage before a largo and
Interested congregation. His text
was. "Ye that are strong ought to
bear Hi" infirmitle? of the weak." The
Rev. Dr. Jacobs conducted the ser
vices and some part was taken in tlx
service by all the other ministers on
the platform: Tie- Row Dr. l>. .1
Brlmm, the Rev. T, E, Simpson of i
Society Hill, the Rev. .1. E. Mahaffcy
of the Methodist church, the Hev. .1
It. Hooten of the Associate Reformed
Sunday evening the Rev. T. E. Simp
son preached for the young men and
boys on the text: "Is the young man
safe?" In spite of heavy clouds and
rain a good congregation enjoyed bis
sermon. Mr. Simpson is a favorite
with a large circle of friends.
Monday evening the Win. H. Jacobs
Literary society gave its annual en
lortalnmtnt, the selection this year
being "Breezy Point." The young la
dles had WOl'ked bard and gave nil
evening Of pleasure to a large gather
ing of friend.-. Tin- stage setting was
very pretty and some clever character
presentation was done. Those taking
part were: Misses LI Hie Mae Counts.
Lois Seymour, Alberta Riddle. Amy
Shockley, Louise Durant, George
Marshall, Lizzie Holcombe, May belle
Langston, Mabel Flanagan, Jennie
Leake, Nancy .lacks, Halene Clark.
A large number of the for
mer students of the Thornwell
orphanage are attending the grand
rally of the alumni and are enpoylng
their visit greatly.
The arrangements for this reunion
lure be?n made by W. W. Harris.
.1. D. Brand and Miss Mollie Manson.
and the visitors meet all the expenses
of It. They are camping out, as it
were, in unoccupied rooms of the
Thornwell college building and the
cottage just vacated by Mr. Branch
and have their meals in the basement
of the Mary Jacobs school.
About 50 are on the grounds al
ready, and more are expected today
Besides enjoying tht pleasure of
the commencement exercises, tiny
DOCKET FOR TERM
Two I>h> Session of the Slimmer Term 1
of Court Judge (Jury Speaks In
Words of Coiiiinendiitlon.
With probably the lightest docket
which has confronted any criminal
court In Laurens county In several
years, the summer term of the gen
eral sessions court convened on Mon
day morning, With Judge Ernest Gary,
of Columbia, presiding.
In his charge to the grand jury
Judge Gary said that at the last crim
inal court he held In the county, four
teen homicide Indictments were hand
ed the grand jury, and he warmly
congratulated the people of Laurens
that at this term there was not a
single indictment charging murder to
be handed out. He said this decrease
In crime was highly gratifying. He
also alluded to the material progress
and prosperity of the county, widened
on every band.
The first case tried was that against
John Gaul! and Lit Miller, both white,
charged with adultery. Tho defend
ants were convicted. Notice of a mo
tion for a new trial was given by
Messrs Simpson & Babb, representing
Bd. llUttO, while, pleaded guilty to
the charge of bigamy, and was sen
tenced to serve six month.'- or pay a
fine of $r>00.
Will Turner, colored, pi ended guil
ty to the chare,., of using a horse with
out Consent of tho owner, and was
sentenced to pay a line of $2."> or servo
Will Shell, colored, was convicted of
criminal assault upon a 10-year-old
negro girl. Shell was recommended
to mercy by the jury and was sentenc
ed to .-l i ve 11 years. By appointment
of the court, Messrs. W. It. Knight
and James Sullivan represented him.
Charlie Cochratl and Susannah
Cochrnn were tried on Tuesday after
noon on an indictment chnrglng them
with breaking into the store of .1. Fer
ro! Milan) during Ins! month and steal
ing money, salmon and a shin to the
value of about $11, A verdict of not
guilty was returned by the jury. The
defendants were represented by
Messrs, Riohey & lllchey, and Mr I?
\ (I. Ou/.ts, of Greenwood.
Wnyinnil Hunter and Adam Sheltoii
were tried on tho charge of breaking
into the negro pool room conducted
It; the franklin brothers, and stealing
cigars ami about $LfiO in moll y,
Hunter was represented by Mr, Jno,
M. Cannon- Sholuu'i was without coun
sel. The jury convicted both defend
ants, and they Sverc sentenced to serve
i wolye months ? a< h.
All jurors were discharged yester
day afternoon. Todnj court will bd
adjourned after some motions for new
', trials have been heard.
MKKT1NG M OM S TONIGHT.
Ten Dnj Ilcvivnl Services a! Methodist
Church VenrliiK ( lose,
Tin? revival services Which have
been in progress for the past nine days
at the First Methodist Ihuroh, will
come to a close this evening, The
mooting has been conducted by the
Hoy. I>. II. Coninn, I>. l>.. of Letioir,
N. C? who Is the olllcial evangelist of
(lie Western North Carolina Confer
ence. He is a preacher of oxtrabrdl?
nary abilit'v and grCfil power, and the
services have been very Inton ling
'and profitable. Much concern has
been manifested throughout the scries
, and the chlU'Cli has 0Xp< I'lcnci d a
great spiritual uplift.
Two services have been held dally?
: morning and evening. The meeting
closes tonight and Dr. Cornau will re
1 turn to his home tomorrow.
MEDICAL sot im Mi l i inc.
Monthl) Meeting to :?e Held Monday
Morning In Ibis City,
The monthly meeting of the Lau
rens County Medical Society will be
held Monday morning at 11 o'clock,
in the olfices of Dr. TCCgUO and Dr.
Fcgusoti. The Society has taken on
j new life within the past few months
and it is expected that the attendance
Monday will be the largest of any of
ti.e recent meetings
The doctors will have the pleasure
of greeting Dr. (}. A. Nenffer. Hist riet
Councillor, of Abbeville, who is now
making bis annua' Inspection tour.
Dr. Neuffor will most probably have
a few words to say.
SvTil ioin in a least on the lawn Thurs
day evening and a picnic to Musgrove
mill and Riverside cottage on Fri
WILLIAM J. BRYAN
SPENT SUNDAY HERE
INebraskan Delivered Lec
ture Saturday Evening.
SPOKE AT CHURCH
Tlu> Commoner Entuuslastlcnll) Greet*
?'d by the People of I.aureus Who
Hear film With Great Pleasure and
Profit?Guest of Mr. Dial While In
The people of LaureilS thai Is sev
eral hundred of them had the ex
quisite pleasure Saturday and Sunday
of steine, William Jtnnrngs Bryan and
hearing him in bis matchless lecture.
"The Prince Of Peace." delivered at
tli<> school auditorium, and in a most
admirable address at the First Pres
Mr. Bryan arrived in 1.aureus from
Helton at six o'clock Saturday alter
noon and was met at the station by
Mr. R. V. Irby in his automobile, ac
companied by Dr. II. K. Alken and Mr.
N. H. Dial. Mr. Bryan was taken to
the home of Mr. Dial whose guesl lie
was while in the city. At T:".?? Mr.
and Mrs. Dial entertained a few friends
at tea in honor of their distinguished
guest, and others calie'l to pay their
respects during his stay in the city.
Col. Bryan began his lecture In the
graded school auditorium at nine
o'clock, having bee; introduced to the
audience by Dt. Alken. Indulging in
some pleasantry. Col. RrytMl referred
to bis political career in opening his
address. No synopsis that could hero
be written of the lecture would do the
siib.n et justice it must be heard from
the lips of Bryan to bo properly ap
preciated, At the conclusion of the
lecture, which occupied one hour and
a half In its delivery, a large number1
'< of Ills auditors pressed forward to
meet tho Wbrnskan, who mosi cordial
ly greeted < ach one with a hearty
hand-shake as they were presented' by
Col, Dial who stood at his side.
In response to t he invitation ex
tended jointly by tho First Baptist and
First Presbyterian churches of the
city, Mr, Bryan spoke al the Pl'esjhy
ttriaii church Sunday morning at II
O'clock, Mr Bryan, on this occasion, j
wiis presented by Rev. W. 10. Tliiuyer
of the Baptisl church who expressed
foi I :? oonnrcgnllon and the member!
of the Presbyterian church profound
appreciation of Mr. Bryan's wMllng
to ! icak Mr. Brj an Inted that
he was pleased to address tin audit nee
under such circumstances; that he wii*
In member ol the Presbyterian church,
I having joined when fourteen: that his
fatlier was a Baptisl and his mother
a Methodist at (In lime of bis birth,
hut later went to the Baptist denoinl
. Iin i ion: and that hi; Children had join
ed other branches of tho Christian I
church, thus giving him a pretty wide
connection will) (hem nil. But he said
lie had never bad (line nor (he d< ho
I to look up creeds and denominational
wit h hit ov. n church.
Taking the Bible for hl? . ubji et,
Mr. Bryan showed how down through
UiOO year.1- this book had stood the
los t k of i rllics and In spite of their
opposition its influence and leaching:
had spread (o all lands, Christianizing
and civilizing the (ceihing millions
Itliroughoui the world, lie challenged
(lie nthoisl and mate rialists who argue
that it is man-madi book, to write one
hotter or as good. If they can. The
lllble, which is the inspired Word of
Ood, declared tho speaker, is the In
spiration for our faith and love and
that desire for entering upon a life of
service and sacrifice ?"r (he spread
of the Gospel and thv. glory of Him
who created man.
At two o'clock Sunday afternoon
Col. Bryan went to Columbia where he
spent tho night. Since Monday he
has been lecturing and speaking two
or three times a day in other towns
in the State. Today he will address
'the people at Newberry.
Additions to Green House.
Mr. Hay Anderson is making some
additions to his green house at Jiis
home in Brooklyn. The door space oi
tho nwe hOUSO will cover about 1,500
feet, being much larger than It was
formerly. Mr. Anderson has ?0011 un
able to (ill orders within the past few
months, so is making preparations for
a larger business.
THE GRAND CHAPTER
ORDER EASTERN STAR
Is Holding Profitable Ses
About Seventy-Five Delegaten ore in
Attendance. Worthy Grand .Matron
Tnllulah L. (mid is rresidtng Over
Ihe Meetings. Itamptct Crowning
About Bevcnty-flvc delegates aro
in attendance upon the Fourth
Session of the Order of Katern
star Grand Chapter of South Caro
lina. All of the higher olllcors aro In
Although the first session was held
yesterday morning, the local chapter,
Adah, tendered the delegates a bcatltl
l"ul reception Tuesday night in the Ma
sonic Temple to which the incmbei . of
he local chapter, the delegates the
members of (lie Masonic lodges and a
number of other people wert Invited.
This was a most enjoyable nffull
Yesterday morning, preceding 'he
first business cession, a public session
was held when the delegates woro
welcomed to the city by different rep
roscntntives of organizations of Lau
rens. F. P. McGownn, Ks<i.. wolcoin
ed them on the part of the cltj In a
very happy little talk and Dr. I' K.
Alken extended the keys of the clt; on
behalf of the Chamber of Commerce,
lion. It, A Cooper, on behalf of tho
Masons of tin- city, welcomed them
and Mrs. .1 N. Richardson expressed ?<
few words of welcome on behalf Ol
Adah Chapter. Miss Nancy M Boit
nott, of (!roera, responded to the ad
dresses of welcome in a way that
brought out tin- applause of every one
present. Worthy Grand Matron
Itilah I. < 'odd pre* hli d over Ihi Iii I
session and Worthy Grand I'nin D
A. G. Ouzts assisted bei. '. |n?hk ? >
few wonls also in response ti
w elcome addri si et
Following the op hing si i< I I iio
<; i a ml I .od" ? wi ill lain a close
i ion and t he actual buslpe: s i Lho
meeting was begun
The s< ; ion will b -1 through to da
and tonight Followrng anolhoi
.- ion tonight v hen the (lect io. 1,1
olllcers will iak place, Adah
Chapter \\ ill t> tub r Ihe v Isltlng lele
ga|i - a bammet to w hieb all ol 1 h<
visitors have been Invited. Tbl will
lie the Crowning event of I he si :?!.!
the local members of tie Ordoi \\
lug mad" splendid prepaintioi ! i
To Vili'iid b -' Contention.
Revs. I?J, c. Watsoii, II. I'. M: del I
lid I. M Smith, of Kin.: id . loll iii
i I'll for I 'hiladel phia . Where tili .Vlll
?main for several dfij s a:'' u.din
/oibia Baptist Alliance, a < onyi i
hose ineinbors come f: <.:?. ever; part
i t I.e world, This Is 11." : eeoad of
s kind ? vi r hold, the (irsi I It ?
lace in Londoni ATI : i i
.".v days in Philadelphia hearli
:??!.> wonderful sp< tiki that a i
i'( sent, !boso geiitb en :: intend lilai
i : tin
ast on a pleasure trip. Whili
h< y will visit Hot 'on. Ni w v:
I). V. It. I'M M? .
Daughters to Knjo) a Day's Baling at
4Md Itoscmoill With a Number of
I heir I t i<ml-.
The llonty Laurens Chapter. Daugh
ters of the American Revolution, with
a number of its friends, will enjoy a
, picnic at Kosemont, the old colonial
home of the Cuninrhams, Friday
The Laurens c hapter has invited Mus
grove Mills chapter at Clinton to en
joy the occasion with them so that it
is expected that quite a number of
them will gather together.
Held Successful Meeting.
The revival services which liav. <i
closed at the Second Baptist Church
I provtd a most successful one. in fill
there Wore sixteen additions to the
(?hutch. A great part of tie success
Of tils meeting is due the Rev. (> 1..
Orr of Anderson, who as State Iv.ae
reli t has led many successful moot
Ings. Mis forceful sincerely ami
j earnestness won for him many admir -
ers, and for tho ohurch, many mem