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FIRST ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR
k TO RANK WITH THE VERY BEST
Encouraging Signs of an
IS THE DAY SET
About Throe Hundred Dollars in Priz
es and Pri alums have been Offered
by Luurens Merchants and Others
of the County and of tlie State?Kv
The premium list or the county fairJ
lias been about completed. A number
of prizes which have been ottered have
not been placed as yet, but elsewhere
will be found a magnificent array of
valuable premiums to he given for
"quality" at the Laurens County Fair.
Messrs. W. D. Byrd, John D. W. Watts
and C. A. Power have worked without
a halt for the past few days arrang
ing the list. Mr. Byrd, who solicited
a largo proportion of the prizes, is
very optimistic over the prospects and
speaks in the highest terms of the re
ception which he met with in getting
up prizes. In many cases prizes were
offered unsolicited, just a mere men
tion of the fact that the prizes were
being solicited being a suggestion
enough for some of the citizens to
make offers. In several instances
prizes wore offeied where Mr. Byrd
did not intend asking for them.
Some doubt has still been found in
the minds of some as to when the fair
will be held. For the benellt of those
who do not already know it is stated
here that the fair will be held Thurs
day, a week from tomorrow, the 19th
day of October Anno Domini 1911. Ev
erybody be on hand. Fifteen thousand
people should be within the hospitable
limits of the city of Laurens that day.
The County Fair is expected to be a
permanent institution for the pleasure,
education and uplift of the agricultural
people of this county. It is a fair of
the agricultural people themselves.
The movers in It are farmers. It will
therefore bo left with the farmers to
make it a succss. To do this will re
quire exhibits being made of every
> thing raised on the farm and that is
k"\what President Byrd and the other
' 'committeemen are trying to get the
people to do. So every man In the
county who has anything of any merit
at all on his place, trim it up and
sleek it up and next Thursday, the
19th of October, bring it in to the Lau
rens County Fair and give it such a
send off that it will last for years to
Dr. Ramsey to Preach.
Dr. i). m. Ramsey, President of
Greenville Fenjale College, will preach
Sunday morning at (he First Baptist
church. Dr. Ramsey has just entered
upon his duties at the Greenville col
lego where he went from a large
church in Richmond, Va. While it is
not generally known by the people of
this 'county, Dr, Ramsey spent his
early boyhood in the upper purl of
the county and was horn only a cou
ple of miles from the Laurens county
Dr. Douglas Coming.
Dr. David M. Dotlglls, President of
the Presbyterian College of South Car
olina at Clinton, will preach two ser
mons at the Presbyterian church here
Sunday. This will be Jjfr. Douglas'
first sermon in Laurens a id doubtless
a largo congregation will be out to
hear him. Dr. Douglas has inspired
his church to undertake larger things
for their collego and now a campaign
is on foot to ralne an endowment fund
of $100,000. However, he is not here
Sunday to advance tho interests of
tho collego but comes on the Invita
tion of Rev. Mr. Rankin to preach and
.to get in touch with the Presbyterians
.of this city.
Spoelal Day for Ladies.
The Ten Pinnott Alley will have a
special ladles day tomorrow. On this
day, the manager. Mr. I'. B. Farmer,
will serve refreshments free to the
ladles and their escorts. For this
purpose special arrangements have
been made with Bass. Mr. Farmer is
anxious to have (In- patl'OtfngO of the
ladles of the town and he Is offering
many Inducement, to have them use
this line menus of exercise and enter
FOR CORN CLUB
Exhibits Must Be in by the
OTHERS I INVITED
TO JOIN DISPLAY
A Largo Number of Valuable Prizes
Have Been Offered and a Large Dis
play Is Expected from Uie Clubbers.
Report Sheets can be Obtained from
To the Memers of the Hoy's Corn
As has already boon well advertised
tho Hoy's Corn Club show will be held
this year on tho same date and in con
nection with the County Fair. This
date is October the 19th. Below will
be found a list of tho prizes offered.
Report Sheets can he obtained by
calling at the office of the county sup
erintendent of education. Those who
wish to enter their corn for exhibition
must have these sheets, fill them out
and return them to tue county super
intendent of education by the 17th.
Specimens of corn to be exhibited must
also reach his office on or before the
17th. Any farmers In the county who
have good seed corn are asked to bring
any quantity they desire to be put on
Geo. L. Pitts.
CORN CLUB PRIZES.
(1) For the greatest yield?A $15
watch, given by Fleming Brothers. A
nice boy's saddle, given by Mr. Jno.
A. Franks. One years subscription to
the Laurens Advertiser and Laurens
(2) For the second greatest yield?
A SofAhorn Girl Cultivator, given by
Mosely and Roland.
(3) For the third greatest yield?
A fine blooded pig, given by Mr. W. D.
(4) For tho fourth greatest yield?
A $"..00 pair of shoes, given by the
(5) For the fifth greatest yield?A
five tooth harrow, given by the Lau
rens Hardware Co.
(6) For the best single ear of corn?
A choice pair of shoes, given by Clardy
I (7) For the best five ears of corn??
A $5.00 hat, given by Davis Roper Co.
(8) For the best ten ears of corn?
A $"..00 chair, given by S. M. & B. H.
Wilkes & Co.
Planters Fertilizer Prizes.
These prizes are offered through W.
Carl Whnrton, district salesman of
that concern. All corn must have been
grown on land fertilized with Plant
Greatest number of bushels of corn
on one acre, 5 sacks of Planters 8-3-3
Second largest yield, 3 sacks of same
Third largest yield, ? sacks of Plant
Rastern star Benefit.
Manager Wilson, of the Opera
Mouse, has announced that next
Thursday night will bo benefit night
for the local chapter of the Bastern
Star. A special series of pictures will
he put on which will relate to the. work
of thin order. It is thought that a
program will bo gotten up to Include
several numbers from the local talent
of th< city.
First Carload Shipment.
The Laurens Glass Works made Its
first carload shipment of bottles the
latter part of last week. Since then
the orders have been coming in on
every train and the bottles are going
out as fast as the orders can bo Qlled.
.Mr. Albert Dial, In charge of tho of
fice at the plant, states that tho pay
roll Of <he mill amounts to around
$300 per day. thus coining pretty near
li e figures of the cotton mills. The
employees have all gotten used to the
surroundings and tho glass blowing is
solng along like clock work. A largo
numb* r < f ti"1 blowers have brought
their familh ; hero and are now perm
anently o 'abli.?hed.
PREMIUMS AND PRIZES FOR COUNTY FAIR
A Big List of Valuable Gifts Has Been Secured For the
Exhibits Here the Day of the Fair.
Prizes of E. W. Martin.
Rest mule colt under 1 year old, yet from B. W. Martin's stallion, $15.00.
2nd best mule eolt under 1 year old, get from E. W. Martin's stallion, $10.00
3rd best mule colt under 1 year old. get from B. W. Martin's stallion, $5.00.
Best mule colt over 1 year old, get from B. W. Martin's stallion, $5.00.
Prizes of W. I>. Byrd A. Son.
Rest colt under one year of age. get from their jack. $12.50.
2nd hest colt under one year of age, get from their jack, $7.50.
3rd best colt under one year of age, get from their jack, $."?.00.
Hest mule colt under 2 years of age, $2.150 cash.
Hest mule, halter led, one pair of wagon harness, valued at $5.75, given
by J. H. Sullivan.
Hest mule colt under 1 year, halter led, 1 steel beam plow, valued at $3.50,
given by Moseloy & Roland.
Rest pair of mules, Laurens county raised and halter led, pair of bridles,
valued at $5.00, given by J. A. Franks.
Rest mule colt over 2 years old, 100 pounds Imperial flour, valued at $2.SO,
given hy Mahaffey &. Rabb.
Rest saddle mare or horse, bridle valued ai $2.7T>, given by Laurens Hard
Rest pair of horses, one of each sex driven in harness, pair all-wool 12
quarter blankets, given by Switzer Company, valued at $7.50.
Rest horse or mare colt under 2 years old, $2.50 cash, given by Bi diop &
Rest pair geldings driven in harness, 5 lb. can Gold Medal coffee, valued
at $1.50, given by Kennedy Pros.
Rest pair mares driven in harness, 5 lb. can Gold Medal coffee, valued
at $1.50, given by Kennedy Pros.
Rest heifer, 1 to 2 years old, carving set valued at $2.50. given by Brooks
2nd best heifer, 1 to 2 years old, set silver knives, valued at $2.50, given by
Brooks & Jones.
Rest cow in milk, 3 years old or over, 1 rocking chair valued at $10.00,
given by S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Rest hull, 1 to 2 years old, $2.50 cash.
Rest display of cattle, any breed, cut glass bowl, valued at $5.00, given
by Palmetto Drug Co.
2nd best display of cattle, any breed, 1 pint lemon extract, valued at $1.50,
given by Palmetto Drug Co.
Rest pair native goats, 1 pair of goats valued at $4.00.
Rest horsemanship hy gentleman and lady, gentleman one pair Hanau shoes
valued at $6.00 and lady 1 suit case valued at $10.00, given by Davis Roper
2nd best horsemanship by gentleman and lady, 1 pair of silk gloves valued
at $2.50, given by H. Terry.
Rost horsemanship by lady, gold brooch valued at $5.00, given hy Fleming
Rest pen white Wyandottes, 1 rocking chair valued at $1.75, given by R.
Rest coop, 1 cock and four hens, large hand bag and manicure set, given hy
"The Rays," valued at $5.00.
2nd hest coop, 1 cock and 1 hens, cash $2.50, given hy Bishop & Wolff.
3rd best coop. 1 cock and 4 hens, "ladies" parasol, valued at $1.50, given by
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Best pair bantams, cash $1.00.
Rest pair geese, gentleman's watch fob, valued at $2.00, given by William
Rest pair ducks, cash $1.00.
Rest pair pigeons, cash $.60.
Rest pair turkeys, cash $1.00.
Rest sow, any ago, cash. $2.50.
Rest boar, any age. cash $2.50.
Rest sow and litter of pigs, not less than (ive, 1 barrel Hour valued at $5.25,
given by Hunter & Company.
Rest display of hogs. 50 pounds White Lily (lour, valued at $1.00, glv< ?) by
J. s. Bennett.
2nd hest display of hogs, 1 can seal brand coffee, valued at $1.05, given by
,T. s. Bennett.
Rest pock of turnips, one razor, valued at $3.00, given by Laurens Drug Co.
Rest display of farm produce from any one farm, 1 barrel of flour, given by
Owlngs d- Owings.
Rest half bushel of prolific corn with sin stalks of same, Stetson hat valued
at $5.00, given hy .1. E. Minter & Bro.
ASHEPOO FERTILIZER PRIZES.
Offered through Owings &. Owlngs.
1 st. For tho largest yield of cotton per acre, on land whore only Ash. poo
Fertilizer Company's products are used, 1 ton of 10-4-4 guano.
2nd. For tho next largest yield of cotton per aero, on land where only Ashc
poo Fertilizer Company's products are used, t ton S-4-4 guano.
1st. For tho largest number of bushels of corn per acre produced on land
where only Ashepoo Fertilizer Company's products are used, 1 ton of 10-2-2
2nd For the next largest number of hushels of corn per aero, prod iced on
land where only Ashepoo Fertilizer Company's products are used, 1 ton of
VIRGINIA CAROLINA CHEMICAL COMPANY.
Offered through A. Huff.
1 sack of V. C. C. 8-3-:'. fertilizer, valued at $2.50 per sack, for the best
of each of the following;
Rest peck of wheat.
Best peck of barley.
Rest peck of cow pear..
Rest peck of sweet potatoes.
Rest peck of Irish potatoes.
Rest pock of onions.
Rest hale cowpoa !..e; less than 7a pounds.
Rest 12 i?toR< .mi gar cane.
T%.' ;..igest pumpkins.
liest display of leaf tobacco.
LAUREN'S \l>\ KRTISER PRIZES,
The Advertiser Offers one year's subscription for tho bOSl display in each
of the following entries:
Re.^t half bushel witii 12 oars of White Don! corn.
Pest, half bushel with '2 001*8 of ()Op coin.
Rest peck of peanuts.
Rest peek unknown cowpeas.
LAURENS COUNTY MEN DETERMINED
TO HOLD FOR BETTER PRICES
NEWS OE THE WEEK
IN TOWN OF CLINTON
Meeting of the South Caro
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Missionary Union of Knorce Prcsby
tory Coiiics to a Close -Much Re
joicing over l'rospects of l'rosby?
terlan College tindowment -First
National Hank in New Quarters.
Clinton, Oct. 10.?The most interest
ing topic in Clinton just now is the
meeting of the South Carolina synod
in the First Presbyterian church n< \t
Tuesday. This would under all circum
stance.; he a very important event to
the entire community; but from the
fact that the arfairs of the Presbyter
ian College are to be especially con
sidered it will be of unusual interest.
There will probably he L'.'>o delegates
Death of a Child.
Little Margaret Elizabeth, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. 1). W. L. Mason died
Wednesday evening and was buried
Thursday at Shady drove, the Uev.
W. S. Hean conducting the funeral.
The child had been quite ill for some
time. The sympathies of the commun
ity are with the bereaved family.
Popular Couple to Wed.
Many friends besides the members
of the Thornwell Orphanage house
hold will attend the marriage of Miss
Lula Mae Wlnn and Mr. Joshua Ran
dolph Murph on Wednesday evening.
The bride-elect is one of the most at
tractive young women of Clinton and
has a most lovely disposition. She
graduated from the Thornwell College
two years ago and has since then been
a very successful teacher in this coun
ty and in Georgia. The groom made
many friends during his student days
'The Rev. Dr. Jacobs will perform
the ceremony at seven o'clock and the
newly married pair will leave at once
for Laurens. their future home
The First National Bank has rented
the Phillips building on the corner of
Broad and Main streets and will move
in as soon as it is finished, which will
probably bo within three weeks.
\e\> Chief of Police.
The council elected Mr. M. L. Tolaud.
formerly a statt; constable, and v. 1th
a record for courage in the discharge
of duty, to the post of chlef-of-pollco
made vacant by tic rcslgnatiou of
!*?* + ? ?*??*? + ?**
NF.flRO I'IKMI LY.\< IIED.
Groom in?'. OcI 10. hi the d? pi:
of a forest six mile.-, north of Green
Vlllo an armed mob of 25 m> n. headed
by "Citizen" Josh Ashley of Hone;:
Path, a member of Anderson county',
legislative delegation, overpowered
Deputy Sheriff Vnrt B. Mai tin of An
derson county and Sheriff J. Perry
Poole of Greenville county this after
noon and took from their custody
one Willis Jackson, a i7-yenr-old lie
gro charged with criminal: > sssnul
ing the ll-year-old daughter of u
prominent citizen of tloncn Path at
7:H0 o'clock this morning. The trem
bling negro was placed In tho car In
which Ashley ami four other men rode
and followed by a train of several
automobiles from Anderson and Green
ville counties loaded With determ
ined men and bristling with shotguns
and rifles, tllO ring leaders turned in
their fury and started toward llonoa
Path. Promises were made tho Sheriffs
that the negro \ould he carried back
to the scene of his crime and the
"older heads" of the town consulted
! Its to what should !><? done with him.
Senator E. D. Smith Stirs
Them to Action.
NO HALF HEARTED
EFFORT TO HOLD
A Cmmis will lie Made of the Entlre
count) und a Pledge Motten from
Ever) Far in er who ?ill Hold all or
a I'nrt of his Crop Actlou is tlio
Inspired by (he forceful arguinonta
and pleadings of Senator IS. l>. Smith,
at tho farmers meeting Monday morn
ing, a determined effort was set on
foot to hold as much tit' tin; Laurens
county cotton crop as could possibly
be held. A committee was appointed
to confer with the president of the
organization, Mr. O. p. Qoodwyn, and
select three canvassers from each
township in the county to canvass ev
ery home In tlie county and to boo
how many bales could be kept oc tho
market and to pledge as many as pos
sible to keep their COttOtl from being
sold. These canvassers will be ap
pointed at once and by the end of tho
week the movement to hohl will have
been well on its way. Judgelng by
the reception tendered Senator Smith'ft
address ami (he enthusiastic' applause
which greoted him at the close, a largo
part of the Laurens crop, which has
how many bales could he kept off tho
market. When a call was made for
money with which to pay the expenses
of canvassing the county. $00.-13 WU8
placed on the table and with this In
hand the committee will begin work.
Although a larger amount of money
would have been more welcomed, per
haps, the large sum contributed show
ed that the men were in eat nest. IL
can lie safely said that if the remain
der of the South will hold as large a
proportion of the crop off the market
as Laurens will hold, the beats will
be forced to flee and the Souths sta
ple will bring the price which by
rights it should.
Although Senator Smith did not
have a set spoecll prepared, he lam
basted with the greatest ease (he Ag
ricultural Department, the bears on
Wall street, the attorney general of
the Cnlted Stales, the cotton spin
ners, the cotton spinncrsnllios and the
farmers who would not demand tho
rights. Senator Smith undoUbtly was
I 111 earnest in everyword thkt h<- spoke,
lie urged the farmers by everything
that, they owed themselves and their
wives and children io stick together,
demand their rights and change from
the altitude of the man asking a fav
or to that of one who has a monopoly
to sell and a i'lghi io demand a price
for it. He told how (he farmers,
through banding together, had raised
cotton front seven cent.-; to ten cent:;
in die past, and that (poy could do It
again. Ho told how four southern
men. Brown, flayiic, Cation and Scalen
ri.ah/.lng In the Kprlng llml ti.- col
ton crop wits not going to moot tho
demands, boost* d the pri< ? (o LI < Oi
by combining with the spinners oh a
j legitimate sale basis and wen- indict
i d by tie' Attorney General of the
United States, ai tho Instance of the
bears OH th.ark't who had boon
caughl short, for forming an Illegal
i combination in restraint <<f trad : and
how this indictment bad pulled these
'. tors of the cotton crop off the
market and thus allowed the prlco of
the crop to gradually fall to Its pres
ent level, lie told how cverylntcresl
of tho groat cotton manufacturer was
In lowering the price of (he raw ma
terial at tho expense of the producer
and how the mills had banded togolll
er all over (he world (o curtail the
OUtpUt so that the cotton spinners Who
could manufacture cloth at a profit
with 15 cents cotton, could keep tho
price down to in cents and thus take
a legitimate profit of .?150,000,000 away
from the southern fnl met
ThC fault. Senator Smith said. lie;
With tho farmer himself for Ik? Is the
man to say what the staple j; north
and not (lie man who buy- if. if -
said that every farmer should know