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THE COUNTY FAIR
A GRAND SUCCESS
Already Decided to Have
IN ALL DEPARTMENTS
Various Estimates Place Uie Number
of Visitors within (lie (?rounds at
From 2,500 to 5,C0O People and Prob
ably the Latter Figures lire Correct
for Total Attendance.
"The best county fair that I have
over attended" arc the words used by
Mr. T. P. Jackson, of the Extension
Department of Clemson College, in
Bpeaking of the fair Thursday even
ing. Tlie other visiting agricultural
and stock experts wore equally out
spoken in their opinion of the Laurens
county exhibits. Truly the Fair was
a great one from every standpoint.
Mr. .lohn I). W. WattS stated thai the
single harness horse exhibits were
equal in quality to tho Rnmo exhibit at
the Stale Fair and every one present
spoke highly of tlmother exhibits. The
stock and cattle departments had large
numbers of entries as did also tho
poultry department. The agricultural
exhibits, though not as plentiful as
they might have been, supposedly on
account of the poor season, was on a
high plane and the exhibits were
splendid. A splendid display of hogs,
sheep and goats was shown. Other do
mestic animals were there in largo
numbers, such as dogs, pigeons, goose,
guinea pigs and not the least of them
all, an o'possum. In fact every de
partment was well represented and
those who took part in it should con
gratulate themselves on the magnifi
cent showing made. Everybody was
so enthusiastic that when Pres. W. D.
Ityrd called for a hand primary near
the close of the day to decide whether
another fair should be neld next year,
it was decided unanimously to have
Not only did tho Fair enthusiasts
decide to repeat tbe performance next
year, but all those, who participated
and a great number who did not, Im
mediately began talking for it.
Expressions of determination were
heard on every side that tbe fair
jWould be bigger and better in 1912.
M( number of thoso w.io participated
.Thursday declared that they were
coming hack next year with displays
far more comprehensive than this year.
One man declared that lie was going
to put Iiis little six year old boy in
the Corn Club contest, another one
declared that he would have more
stock next year, another said that ho
was going "to show them something
n"\t year," and so It went. Every
body is enthusiastic over the results
and all want to see ;i line county fair
The weather was line and though
the grounds were a little damp from
the ruin of a few days previous, lit
tle inconvenience was felt. The air
was just cool enough to make tbe
To the judges in large measure is
due the success of the day. To avoid
any possible chanco for n falling out
about the different awards experts
from the ontenslon division at Clem
son College were requested to act. It
was the consensus of opinion that
their awards were as near correct and
impartial as it was possible to bo and
few if nuy kicks were registered
against their decisions. If any wore
made they were not heard by the rep
resentative of The Advertiser. .Mr C.
B, Haddon judged the field crop and
corn club department, Messrs. T. F.
Jackson and E. R. Lloyd judged the
stock and cattle department and Mr.
r. W. Stweart judged the poultry de
partment and other entries. The first
three gentlemen are from Clemson
College, Extension Division, and Mr.
Stweart Is from Slmpsonvllle. To
these gentlemen are due the thanks
^ the entire fair association, exhibi
tors and visitors.
To begin to mention all of the spo
/ cial features of the fair would be an
impossible task. However there were
a few that attracted more attention
% from the visitors than others and a
few of them will bo mentioned.
Perhaps the largest single display
of tho entire fair was thai of Mr. E.
jfcS?V. Martin, who had a display Of lite
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RAISED MOST CORN
Produced 10? Bushels on One Acre
<?f Lund and Thereby Won First
Eugene Simpson, of Shiloh. is the
champion hoy corn grower of this
county this year. According to the
statistics, he produced 10!) bushels on
one acre of land. The Corn Club ex
hibit was held In the Dial building,
near the superintendent of education's
olllce fair day and the exhibit was
creditable in every way. Prof. C. B.
Haddon, of Clomson College, judged
the corn and he said that the record
of the Laurens county boys this year
was good and that it will rank with
the record of the best of them In the
state. Considering the weather and !
other obstacles, he said, the Laurens
boys should feel proud of their yield.
It Will be noted that Shiloh com
munity carried off most of the honors
In this department, as it did last
year when Willie T. Wolff led the corn
growers With a production of a little
over 07 bushels.
Below are found the names of the
winners of the different prizes offered
and the names of the donors. The
Planters Fertilizer prizes, offered
through W. Carl Wharton, have not as
yet been awarded.
(1) For the greatest yield?A $15
watch, given by Fleming Brothers. A
nice boy's saddle, given by Mr. Jno.
A. Franks. O.u* year's subscription
to the Laurens Advertiser and Lnu
rcnsville Herald. Won by" Eugene
Simpson of Shiloh, '.00 bushels.
(2) For the second greatest yield?
A Southern Girl Cultivator, given by
Moseley and Roland. Won by J. T.
Cray of Shiloh, 02 bushels.
(3) For the third greatest yield?
A line blooded pig, given by Mr. W. D.
Byrd. Won by Carrol Wallace of Shi
loh, 82 bushels.
(4) For the fourth greatest yield?
A $"?.00 pair of shoes, given by the
Switzer Co. Won by Wesley Fowler of
Mount Pleasant, SO Vi bushels.
(5) For the fifth greatest yield?A
five tooth harrow, given by the Lau
rens Hardware Co. Won by G. E. Free
man of Princeton, 77 6-7 bushels.
(6) For the best single ear of corn?
A choice pair of shoes, given by Clardy
and Wilson. Won by J. T. Gray of
(7) For the best five ears of corn?
A $5.00 hat, given by Davis Roper Co.
Won by M. B. Parks of Trinity-Ridge.
(S| For the best ten ears of corn?
A $5.00 chair, given by S. M. & E. II.
Wi'kes & Co. Won by M. B. Parks of
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Will Coin cue Monday of the First
Week in November?Judge Outre to
The regular fall term of the Court
of Common Pleas will convene here
Monday, November Cth. Judge George
W. Onge, of Chester will preside. The I
following jurors were drawn by the
jury commissioners Thursday:
I.aureus Township W. A. Copolnnd,
\V. B. Blnkely.
Hunter-".. L. King. Geo. C. Hop
kins, W. E. Bell, Geo. A. Drowning.
J, W. Lenke.
Cross Hill?J. B. llitt. J. l. Fellers,
C. D. Nance.
Waterloo?E. II. Anderson, J. P.
Jones, Guy E. Moore. P. 11. Baldwin.
Sullivan ?W. I. Freeman. J. l. Bald
Win, S. It. Nelson. J. Frank Davis. A.
Dials?R. l. Mears. M. W. Woods,
\V. M. Aborcromblo, R. R. Owings, R.
A. Nash, P. W. Marlin, M. C. Oxncr.
Votings w. l. Mock. s. ,i. Burns,
W. M. CokOr, W. E. Martin, N. 1). Gar
Jacks J. W. Horton, L. D. McCrary,
w. s. Hatton, T. W. Dlllard.
Scuflletown?W. P. Poole.
Mil. L. E. BURNS HURT.
Falls From Step Ladder, Beeching
Painful Though not Serious Injuries
While aranglng some goods on a
shelf last Wednesday, Mr. L. 10. Hums,
manager of the Red Iron Racket, fell
from the step ladder which he was us
Ing ami received some painful though
fortunately not serious injuries Im
mediately following the fall Mr. Burns
appeared entirely uninjured but Short
ly after, while sitting In his ofllco he
fainted and was carried to his home
Whore lie has been confined since. His
many friends around Laurens will be
glad to barn that he is now able to
walk about and will soon be nt his
work auain selling "same goods for
PRIZE WINNERS AT THE COUNTY FAIR
List of the Winners of Special Premiums Offered by
the Merchants of Laurens and Other
The list of prize winners at the County Fair is found below. In sev
eral Classes there were no entries, but in most of them a number of entries
were mnde. Several prizes are yet to be awarded, as for Instance the priz
es offered by the Ashepoo Fertilizer Company.
Frizes of >V. I?. II)rd & Son.
Best colt under one year of ago, get from their jack, $12.50.
By J. l). Chlldress.
2nd best colt under one year of age, get from their jack, $7.50.
By J. S. .Machen.
3rd besi colt under one year of age, got from their jack, $"?.00.
By Ersklne Blakeley.
Host mule, halter led, one pair of wagon harness, valued at $5.75, given
by J. H. Sullivan.
By I,. W. Martin.
Host mule colt under 1 year, halter led, 1 steel beam plow, valued at $3.50,
given by Moseley & Roland.
By H. S. Wallace.
Rest pair of mules, Laurens county raised and halter led, pair of bridles,
valued at $5.00* given by ?). A. Franks.
By s. 1). Martin.
Best mule colt over 2 years old, 100 pounds Imperial flour, valued at $2.SO,
given by Mahuffey Babb.
By D. A. Glenn.
Prizes of E. W. .Martin.
Best coll under 1 year old, get from E. W. Martin's stallion, $15.00.
By \V. W. Blakeley.
2nd best colt under 1 year old, get from E. \V. Martin's stallion, $10.00.
By M. A. Cannon.
3rd best colt, under 1 year old, get from E, W. Martin's stallion, $5.00.
By E. u. Power
Best colt over 1 year old, get from E. W. Martin's stallion, $5.00.
By W. J. and A. 1). Barksdale.
Best saddle mare or horse, bridle valued at $2.75, given by Laurens Hard
ware Company. ?
By .lames Davenport.
Best pair of horses, one of each sex driven In harness, pair all-wool 12
quarter blankets, given by Switzer Company, valued at $7.50.
By E. S| Hudgens and T. T. Hill.
Best horse or mare colt under 2 years old, $2.50 cash, given by Bishop &
By W. W. Blakeley.
Best pair mares driven in harness, 5 lb. can Gold Medal coffee, valued
at $1.50, given by Kennedy Bros.
By T. T. Hill.
Best bull, 1 to 2 years old, $2.50 cash.
By John M. Wood.
Best display of cattle, any breed, cut glass bowl, valued at $5.00, given
given by Palmetto Drug Co.
By .lohn M. Wood.
2nd best display of cattle, any breed, 1 pint lemon extract, valued at $1.50,
by Palmetto Drug Co.
By W. D. Byrd.
Best pair native goats, 1 pair of goats valued at $1.00.
By H. B. Bell
IIORSEM AN Sil I P.
Best horsemanship by gentleman and lady, gentleman one pair Hanau shoes
valued at $0.00 and lady 1 suit case valued at $10.00, given by Davis Roper
By Joel A. Smith and Mrs. John Hicks.
2nd best horsemanship by gentleman and lady, i pair of silk gloves valued
at $2.50, given by H. Terry.
By Fowler Chlldress and Miss Curry.
Best horsemanship by lady, gold brooch valued at $5.00, given by Fleming
By Mrs. .lohn Hicks.
B"st pen white Wyandottos, ' rocking chair valued at $1.75, given by U.
By R. V. Thompson.
CHICKENS SM KEl'STAKES.
Best coop. 1 cock and four hens, large hand bag and manicure set, given by
"The Rays," valued at $5.00.
By G. M. Davis.
2nd best coop. 1 cock and 1 hens, cash $2.50, given by Bishop & Wolff.
By R. V. Thompson.
3rd best coop, 1 cock and I hens, "ladies" parasol, valued at $1.50, given by
W. G. Wilson ? Co.
By Mrs. F. A. Sullivan.
Best pair bantams, cash $1.00.
By A. D. L Barksdale.
Best pair geese, gentleman's watch fob, valued at $2.00, given by William
By Hugh Eichelberger.
Best pair ducks, cash $1.00.
By Mrs. F. A. Sullivan.
Best pair pigeons, cash $.50.
By J. L. Brown.
Best pair turkeys, cash $1.00.
By G. M Davis.
Best sow, any age, cash, $2.50.
i!y .1. I). W. Watts.
Best boar, any age, cash $2.50.
By A. C. Phillips.
Best sow and litter of pigs, not less than five, 1 barrel flour valued at $5.25,
given by Hunter & Company.
Bv J. E, MoCllntock.
Best display of hogs, 50 pounds While Lily flour, valued at $1.C0, given by
J. S. Bennett.
>v J. D. W. Watts.
2nd best display of hogs, 1 can seal brand coffee, valued at $1.05, given by
L S. Bennett.
Bv P. B. Bailey.
Best peck of turnips, one razor, valued at $:t.00. given by Laurens Drug Co.
By II. L. Chnney.
Best display of farm produce from any one farm, 1 barrel of flour, given by
OwlngS & Owings.
Bv T. M. Shaw.
Best, half bushel of prolific corn with sin stalks of same, Stetson hat valued
(Continued on PngO Ten.?
Methodists Regret to give up Presid
ing Elder und Wuiit Pastor Return
ed to Them.
At the quarterly conference of tho
First Methodist church, held Satur
day night, resolutions wore Introduc
ed and passed expressing the regret
of the church that the present rela
tions between tho church and I ho pro
Siding Older are to he severed.
"Whereas Rev. W. M. Duncan la now
Completing four years service as Pro
siding Elder of Greenville District,
South Carolina Conference and tinder
the laws of the Church rannot bo I'C
turned to thin held of service, there-1
I3e it resolved by the Fourth Quart
erly Conference of the First Metho
dist Church of Laurens, S. C,
1st, That the services of Bro. Dun
can In hi; high ofllcu in the church
have been all that could bo desired
of a Christian minister, and in view of
the cordial relations which have al
ways existed between him and the
members of this church, it is with a
feeling of sadness that we approach
the reparation that shall shortly ensue
when by the limitations of law he
shall be sent to other Holds of labor.
2nd. That a copy of these resolu
tions be given our brother as a testi
monial of the love and aiTectiou held
for him by tho Laurens church, and
that th \v be furnished to Iho South'
l ern Christian Advocato for publica
.lohn F. Bolt,
Another resolution was passed pe
titioning the presiding bishop of the
coming conference to return to this
charge the Rev. L. P. McGoo, who has
served the church here for two years:
"Whereas Bro. L. D. Mc(!ee has serv
ed the First Methodist church of Lau
rens, S. ('., faithfully as a pastor for
the past two years and it is earnest
ly desired by ihe church that he be re
turned to it for another year's ser
Be it resolved by the fourth quar
terly conference of the First Metho
dist church, Laurens, S. ('.. that the
Presiding Bishop of the ensuing annu
al conference, and his cabinet be re
spectfully urged in their wisdom and
for the good of this church to return
to this church for the next year Broth- j
John F. Bolt,
Recording St< ward.
An election was held to fill the dif
ferent ^offices for tho coming year and
the following members of tho church
Stewards: \V. I.. Cray, .lohn F. Boll,
o. I!. Simmons, Dr. W. II. Dial, It. TO.
Babb, J. J. Pluss, J. F. Tolbert, L.
Ceo. Italic. Jr., 0. E. Anderson, A.
Huff, ll. Terry, s. G, McDnnlcl, B, A.
Trustees: W. L. Gray, I. F. Bolt, J.
II. Sullivan, 0. D. Simmons, Dr. W. II.'
Dial. II. E. Cray, II. D. Humbert.
Superintendent cd' Sunday School:!
W. L. Cray.
Lay Leader: R K. Mabb.
District Steward: John F. Roll.
Recording Steward: John F. Bolt.
Mr. Whiiiioii Out ig.ilu.
The many friends of Mr. W, Car!1
Whartou "were glad to s? ?? him well
enough to attend ihe fair Thursday.
I Mr. Whnrton recently underwent a
very sov< re operation, bnl is now on
the road lo recovery. Mr. Whnrton
was one of the prime mover:-, in or
ganizing the fair association and ho
stated that it was a mailer of deep
regret that his sickness kepi him from
helping the f' directors towards th
/ I Study Law Ihre.
Miy' M. Irby, a well known Lau
ren/ ,, arrived In tho city last week
ixif ill remain here for the present
fol no purpose of studying law In the
office of Simpson, Cooper and Babb.
"Mack" has many friends hereabouts
who are glad to see him again a resi
dent, of Laurens and they wish for
him the success in bis new vocation
that his qualities promise.
Medical Society Meeting.
A number of physicians wore In the
city yestorday' to attend the annual
meeting of the County Society. Al
though m<i as many Woro present at
this meeting as were present at tho
one before, a very p'Olltnblo meeting
Meetings of Synod Greatly
ON POPULAR PEOPLE
Itov. W. I?. Jacobs Shown Evorj C011?
stdoratioii at Hie Sleeting und Hon
ored on livery Occasion A Number
of oi?l College Students Among llto
Clinton. Oct. 2J1. The meeting of
the Synod of South Carolina last wcok
was pronounced a vory delightful and
Inspiring one. On Tuoadny the rain
fell most of ilif day and made the
prospects for Iho wcok most gloomy
bul in spite of it the expected visitors
came for the opening session on Tug
day evening. There wore about 200
ministers and eldors enrolled during
i ho weok.
The opening session Tut s.lay own
ing was given over to a sermon by Iho
retiring moderator, Uev. George C.
Mnyes of Greenville. Ills subject was
the nature ami history of ProSbytOI'
Inillsm. This was followed by the or
ganization. The Uev, Dr. Jacobs was
olected moderator, ami on- his refusal
the Uev. I>. M, Pulton was elected to
tin' olllce. The election ol Itev. II. A.
Knox of MayoHvlllo as assigtanl clorlt
completed the organization. The Uev.
T. II. i.aw has hern for ninny years
Wednesday morning was luk< ll lip
in routine business and in hearing
memorials to the live ministers of the
body who died during the past year.
Wednesday afternoon and ? veiling
were devoted to speeches hearing Oil
the interests of the Presbyterian Col
lego. Tho ladies of the faculty tend
ered a reception to the members of
Synod after the afternoon session
which was held in the college audi
Thursday was given to the consid
eration of committee reports and rou
tine business, morning and afternoon,
an important feature being the ad
dress of Dr. Egbert Smith on foreign
mission.-:. The evening session was
held in Hie Thorn well Orphanage au
ditorium and included a short pro
grain by the pupils of the Institution,
and the speeches on home mission pro
vided by the standing committee.
On Friday morning three mission
aries from the Held were heard and
I lie dual business session held. The
meeting next year will be hold Co
Itimbla and special exercises will Im
provided in commemoration of tho
lOOt? anniversary of the birth of Ihn
great Dr. .1. II. Thornwoil, Sr.
Seme Slraj Items of Interest.
Although the week heg a ii with raid,
Wednesday morning was el ar and Iii?
weather through the meeting was Ideal
Tin? people of Clinton (ho oughly en
joyed the sessions of Synod and tin
: o< ial intercourse with i: - h.< bib u
There were many among the
tors who were formerly students ol
i lie Presbyt? rian eolh go and thoii
presence was especially enjoyed by
iiii; old friends. The moderator, the
Uov. :>. M. Fulton, was \\ Thorn well
Ondinna; I i y and ;? graduate of the
."r; sbj nan < ollcgc.
\ pieasaiil I attire of tho week to
Cllnkmians w i - the hchu\ lor ol the
Synod toward I?:'. Jacobs. Every pos
sible honor and mark of respect was
shown him as founder of the collogo,
rounder ol the orphanage, and pas
tor-emeritus of the church.
Due Of tho Interesting incidents of
the exorcises on Thursday ( veiling was
the coiieciion or $122.00 for the or
On Saturday afternoon at the love
ly hone- of Mrs. Clayton C. Bailey,
Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. William .1. Lcako
gavo a most beautiful reooptlon dn
honor of Mrs. Charles Moody ()f \?ow
Vork and Mrs. Elbort Stone ol Onion,
Mrs. IBtpliO, it will bo remembered, was
until roc. ntly .Uns Allen i,eako. and
t'iis 11 her flrsl visit home sine,, ii ?
marriage, sin- was vory handsome III
black salin with Persian embroider:
and h.e<. nn(| chiffon (llapery. Mrs.
Moody woro n vory lovely ida<?i< tin sa
with gold embroidery. The two l.ost
> sos lind the ladies who nssistod 111
r t iviig nnd entertaining wen- alsr.
h< autlfllly dress d. They wor? .Mes