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COUNTY FAIR OFFICES
ARE AGAIN ELECTED
Old Officers to Serve Ano
IM FETING HELD
The County Fair will be Held About
the Same Time as Lust Year and
Most Probably in the Same Place.
Premiums, Kules and Regulations
About the Same.
A meeting of the county fair asso
ciation was held in the armory Mon
day morning at II o'clock, which,
though not as well attended as was
hoped, showed that the officers and
prime movers of the last fair are still
as enthusiastic as they were last fall
and are determined more than ever to
have an exhibition Which will far ov
ertop the one previous. The most
important business to come up was
the election of officers for the onsuelng
year. It was unanimously dc< Idod to
leave the same officers at tin; head of
the fair as served last year. They are
President, \V. I). Hyrd; President
Pro Tem, H. K. Alken; Yice-l'resi
dents, E. W. Martin, R. G. Harris, W.
it. Cheek, Jno. M. Wood, W. C. Whar
ton, J. II. Miller, A. 10. Spencer, W.
I). Wasson, W. 1). Glenn; Secretary
and Treasurer, C. A. Power; General
Superintendent, .1. 1). W. Watts; Man
ager Corn Club, G. L. Pitts; Executive
Committee, all of the above ofllcers
constitute the executive committee.
It will be noted that Mr. W. D. Was
son was substituted for Mr. R. .1.
Adair, who died some months ago.
The reports of the president, Mr. W.
I>. Hyrd, and treasurer, Mr. C. A. Pow
er, were read. It was very gratifying
to the association to note that a bal
ance of $87.1 T> remained in the treas
The President's Report.
In making my report to you as the
president of the Laurons County Fair
Association, I wish first to state thut
I am more than pleased with the first
show. The fair came up to and far
exceeded my expectations, the people
of both the city and county taking the
greatest interest In it and took the mo
tive of it as was desired by the pro
moters, that is, that the fair was thelr's
and not Watts', or Power's or Hill
Byrd's. I especially want to mention
the interest taken in the fair by the
Clinton people, both In a financial way
and by their attendance. A great man
of them took mach interest and came
to see the exhibits.
The good order displayed was very
gratifying to me. Every one acted in
a gentlemanly manner and I am glad
to say that we had a fair which wo
would all bo willing for our wives,
hoys and daughters to attend, one con
ducted on a plane that would ensure
no remorse after being attended. Not
only the ladies attended and were ben
efltted, but the mlnistrs came and
brought their families and we were
glad to see them there and we were
glad to know that they could express
no regret with having attended, as
one expressed himself I me.
Our motive was educational, to cre
ate enthusiasm in the raising of live
stock and agricultural products. The
educational feature did not como up
to our expectations on account of the
lack of time in which to show and to
explain tbe exhibits.
The enthusiasm had its effect. So
many have said to me "I will have
something for the fair next year" or
"You see this horse, I bought him for
our next fair." Many little boys are
planning to exhibit ducks, pigeons,
rabbits, chickens and other things at
the next show and I hope to see a
threat many young men take an inter
est in the agricultural exhibit.
A county fair Is not only educational
hut financially profitable. One lady
exhibited a coop of chickens and af
terwards sold five chickens for $30.00
;md told me that she had made several
other orders. A six months old colt
was sold at a handsome price. The
merchants reported a day of fine sales.
So you can see tbnt a county fair
properly conducted and managed will
be of great advantage to the upbuilding
of the county. The financial part of
our fair we managed as successfully
as we could, which our efficient secre
tary and treasurer will show you In
FIELD DAY SPORTS
BY GRADED SCHOOL
Boys and Girls to Compete In Athletic
Event* in the Gnrllngton Posture
Friday Morning, Beginning ut 11
The first annual field day exercisg?
of the Daurens graded school will be
held in the Garlington Pasture Friday
morning, beginning at 11 o'clock. Both
the boys and the girls are taking a
great deal of Interest In the sports and
it Is thought that the competition will
be keen. Thirteen events are on the
program for the boys and nine events
for the girls. Prizes have been offered
by the enterprising merchants of the
city, so it is thought that the young
folks will pu forth their best efforts
to conic out ahead. The public is cor
dially invited to be present and wit
ness the exercises.
LOOK-OUT TAXPA VERS.
Council Is Threatening to Take Dras
tic Action If the Delinquents do not
Come Acr< s.
How won you like to have your
name publik .1 forth as a delinquent
tax-payer? Wouldn't make much of
a show would it? Yet that is what
city council Is threatening to do, so
it is said. Publish them, yessurree!
Those names would make pretty good
decorations down the column, would
The council is out on the warpath
after delinquent tax-payers. The clerk
has been surprisingly successful since
the drastic action was taken some
time ago. The money, some of it ow
ing back for several years, has across
In Hoods, but some of the backward
ones are still behind and these are
the ones to He sought now. The
council is determined to go after ev
ery one of them in the proper spirit,
but when the cash doesn't come across
after the velvet inducements are tried,
some other kind of Inducements will
be offered. Hotter pay up! Might get
your feelings ruffled a little all for
nothing. The clerk will receive you
with open arms and a ready cash
Signed W. 1). Hyrd, Pres.
The Secretary and Treasurer's Iteport.
Following Is the report of the sec
retary and treasurer, Mr. C. A. Power:
Capital to start with. .$000.00
Collected from all
Paid .lames Holt .... 1.00
Paid John M. Wood . . 2.f>0
Paid Davis-Roper Co. . . 7.10
Paid Mrs. C. C. Cooper. . 15.00
Paid H. P. Stuart .... 2.95
Paid Brooks & Jones.. .C>0
Paid J. I). Sexton & Sons 20.00
Paid A. C. Philips .... 2.f>0
Paid G. M. Davis .... 1.00
Paid W. W. Blakely . . 2.r>0
Paid Pelzor Hand .. . . 04.40
Paid J. L. Hums .. .. ,r?0
Paid Ambrose Ensterby ,.r>0
Paid John D. W. Watts 2.50
Paid Mrs. J. A. Sullivan 1.00
Paid Advertiser Printing
Paid Earle Langston .. 1.00
Paid Mrs. J. s. Bennett l.oo
Paid Carlisle Dial .... .50
Paid W. P. Parks .... .50
Paid Stamps and Station
ery . 3.70
Paid drayage, help on
day of fair. 1.25
Cash on deposit at Hank
of Laurens. 2.00
Cash on deposit at 1'. D.
& Ex. Hank. 85.15
This is to certify that wo have ex
amined the accounts paid nbove, and
find them true and just and approved
payment of same.
W. D. Byrd, Pres.
John D. W. Watts, Supt.
The fair this fall will be run along
the same lines ns the one of last fall
and will take place the same time of
year. The boys of the corn club are
expected to tako a more prominent
part this year than they did Inst year
as the National Corn Exposition at
Columbia Is expected to give the corn
growing Industry a great impetus this
? Some time later In the spring a com
mittee will be appointed to solicit
prizes and these will be given under
the direction of the executive commit
From the spirit of determination evi
dent at the meeting it can be taken as
a certainty that, the fair the coming
fall will surpass the one of last
year, which was said to have been
one of the best In the state.
Do yon know the definition of this word, young; man? Do
you know that thousands of young men that enter into business
are fired up through dreams with the idea of becoming Wana
makers, Bloomingdales and Macysf Have you ever read the
history of their early struggles? Tell nie now young man what
are willing to pay for success.
Do you know that the fellow who wishes to succeed must
pay the price through tears of gas sweat and be a Star-light
riser? Ho must put his whole heart and soul into bis business;
he must be gingered up with a Wellington-Waterloo determin
ation that knows no defeat; he must be satisfied with a shabby
suit of clothes that is paid for sooner than wear it new suit
and hang up the tailor; he must not kick if he has to live on
a balogua sandwich and sleep on a plank bed; he nuist be self
made or never made as Patrick Henry put it. (i<? in and win.
dust when you feel the bluest is possibly the time the tide
will turn. Take notice of tho following II words; Slid,-, Dig,
Save. Hang on, my boy, it's only the mongrel slips bis hold
but il takes a steel bar to unfasten the bull-dog's grip.
JOHN G. WHAM
HAS FINE REDUCED
Laurens fount} Man Recently Fined
$1,500 for llorsc-u hipping W. E.
Nash Secures Reduction to $500.
Columbia, March 30.?John (5. Wham
a farmer of considerable means, who
resi les near the town of Clinton, in
Laut ens county, was saved the sum
of $1 000 today by Governor Blease.
Wham is said to be financially able
to pay a much larger sum than was
imposed by the Laurens county court.
He was convicted in Laurens county
at the last term of court on the charge
of assault and battery of a high and
aggravated nature and was sentenced
to serve two years on the public works
of Laurena County or to pay a fine of
Governor Dlease yesterday commut
ed the sentence of Wham to a line of
(500 with the alternative jail sen
tence, which means that the farmer
was saved $1,000 by the chief executive
Wham was convicted of striking W.
Ed. Nash, a well known citizen of
DEATH OF GOOD CITIZEN.
.Mr. James W. Holt of near Harksdale
Section Passes to oRyond.
Mr. .lames W. Bolt, a highly respect
ed citl/.en of the vicinity of Harksdale
station, passed away at his home early
Tuesday morning after a short ill
ness of typhoid fever. The funeral
services will be held today at 12
o'clock at Friendship Presbyterian
church cemetery, near the old Sulli
van homeplace. Rev. H. L. Baggott
will conduct the services.
Mr. Holt was the son of Mr. Samuel
Bolt, of this county, and was in his
forty-sixth year of age. He married
some years .ago Miss Nannie Simpson
and she. with four children, survive
him. Mr. Holt was a man of many
excellent qualities, highly esteemed
by all Who knew him and holding the
confidence of all of his acquaintances
He was a consistent church member,
being a member of the Highland Home
Maptist church. His death is a great
loss to his neighborhood and to all
who knew him elsewhere.
Last Thursday morning, In the par
lors of the Gresham Hotel, at Spar
tanburg, Mrs. M. 25. Halentino, of this
city, became the wife of Dr. I). H.
Reese, formerly of Abbeville. The
ceremony was porformed by Rev. C.
F. Rankln, the bride's pastor, only a
few friends . being present to witness
It. Dr. and Mrs. Reese will be at home
to their friends at The Wlnona Hotel,
of which Mrs. Reese has been the
proprietor for some time.
Next Lyceum Attraction.
The Toronto Male Quartet will be
the next number of the (Jraded School
Lyceum course. The quartet will be
here Friday evening. April 5th, the
doors to open at 8:.10 o clock. As this
is expected to be a very attractive
number, a large audience is expected.
The admission to those not holding
season tickets will he 7."> and Hii cents.
MRS. J. LEE LANGSTON
SUDDENLY PASSES AWAY
After Being in III Health far Many
.Months, She Suddenly Passed Away
Mrs. J. Lee Langston, wife of Mr. J.
Lee Langston of this city, passed away
Buddeuly yesterday morning after
having been In ill health for some
time. About 6:30 in the morning Mrs.
Langston was discovered in a sinking
condition and though physicians were
summoned at once, before medical
aid could be secured, she was dead.
Before her marriage, Mrs. Langston
was Miss Lenora Copeland, daughter
of ex-Treasurer John H. Copeland
who died several years ago. She was
a sister of Messrs. David \\\, James I.
and Qeo. \V. Copeland, of Clinton, Mrs.
J. B. Hollingsworth, of Union and
Mrs. N. B. Johnson, of Whitmlrc. De
sides her husband, she leaves seven
children: Mr. Loyd C. Langston. of
Cnroleen, N. C, Barle Langston, J, L,
Langston. Jr.. and Misses Ethel, Ruth,
Marie and Leo Nora, all of whom live
at the parent's home lure.
The funeral services will lie held
this afternoon at 1 o'clock and inter
ment will take place In the Lau renn
Cemetery. Rev. L. P. McCee, her
pastor, will conduct the services.
Mrs. Langston was a consecrated.
Christian woman, a member of the
first Methodist church of this city,
and was greatly beloved by all who
knew her. Her death, coming so un
expectedly, was a great shock to her
numberless friends throughout the
I city and the county.
Dr. Roper to Preach Tonight.
Dr. L. M. Roper, who has just re
signed the pastorate of the First Bap
tist church of Spartanburg, to accept
the pastorate of a large church in
Petersburg, Va., will preach at the
First Baptist church here tonight.
The services will begin at 8 o'clock.
RCV, Dr. Roper has numerous relatives
and friends in this. Iiis home county,
and doubtless a large congregation
will be present to hear him tonight.
Wins a Piano.
Miss Minnie Curry, of this city, is
among the prize winners in the sub
scription contest recently held by The
Spartanburg Herald. Miss Curry won
a beautiful piano and is being congrat
ulated on every side. She Is a daught
er of Mr. W. H. Curry, of Owlngs Sta
tion, and Is popularly known all over
this section of the state.
Services at New Prospect Sunday.
Rev. W. E. Thayer will preaeh at
New Prospect church next Sunday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock. The finance com
mittee and also the committee to so
licit funds to build graveyard fence
will meet promptly at 2 o'clock.
Little Child Dead.
Watts Mill, April 1st?The Infant
baby of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ferguson
died at the home of its parents here
last Thursday. The young child was
Just two months and seventeen days
of age and had Just lived long enough
to endear Itself to its fond parents
and attending friends. Much sympathy
is extended the father and mother In
their great loss. *
TIME IS EXTENDED
TO JOIN CORN CLUB
Superintendent of Education Geo. L.
IMUs has Returned from Clemson
College and Ihsuos a Letter to the
Superintendent of Education Goo. L'.
Pitts lms just returned from Clemson
College, where lie attended a meeting
of agricultural and school workers and
where he made an address on corn
club and county fair work. Mr. Pitts
has addressed a letters to the boys of
the corn club, which is as follows:
To the .Members of the Boys Corn
I am Just back from Clemson Col
lego where I went in the Interest of
the Hoys Corn Club work. I find thai
unusual interest is being manifested
in the Hoys Club work all over' the
state. You know the National Corn
J Exposition will be held in our state
this time. South Carolina should
spread herself this year in the pro
duction of corn. Especially, should
the boys do their best.
1 have about 00 boys oil my club list
for this year. This is not as many
as we had the past two years. Of
course, we are not looking tor the
Quantity but quality. We have some
boys Who are going to do their very
best to make a record breaking yield
this year. I believe they will succeed.
Of course, there will be some hand
some prizes offered again as in pre
vious years. The Corn Show will
likely be held this year in connection
with the County Fair provided the
Fall' does not take place too early.
In addition to the county prizes
there are some other great Induce
ments. Clemson College will give a
free scholarship to some worthy boy
of Laurens county who makes a good
showing on his acre of corn this year.
This scholarship does not necessarily
go to the boy who makes the greatest
number of bushels of corn, but to some
boy who makes a good showing with
his'acre and who really needs the
scholarship. Then there is another
very Interesting thing. There will be
a boys school in Columbia during the
week of the exposition. At this school
the boys who are allowed to attend
will be instructed along all lines of
corn production and selection. There
will be 1000 boys In this class from
all parts of the United States. The
two boys of Laurens county who make
tho greatest number of bushels of
corn will be sent to tills school in
Columbia. Their expenses will be
paid, railroad fare and all. Colum
bia has already deposited (1000.00 to
give these boys a banquet during this
Week, These boys are all to be kept
togothor and will be under the super
vision of trained men both day and
night. This will be a great trip for
two Laurens county boys.
On account of the late spring the
time of joining the Coin Club has
been extended to the 15th of April. I
hope to have a number of members
to join yet. The membership blanks
can bo had by applying to my office.
Geo. L. I Pits,
Co. Supt. of Ed.
Young Fellows (o Hold Pnrfli at Grad
ed School Auditorium Thursduj Ev?
The prelomlnary oratorical contest,
to select the speaker to represent the
city schools at the county oratorical
contest, will i?e held In the graded
school auditorium Thursday evening,
beginning at 8:30 o'clock.
The following are the speakers and
"Success in Life", Adger Molt.
"The Unknown Rider", Richard Dun
"Tribute to Jefferson Davis." Otis
"Vesuvius and Egyptian," Edwin
"Spartacus to the Gladiators at
Capua," Clarence Nelson.
"The Murder of Mr. White," Haync
"The Traitor's Death-Bed", John
"Hurgoyne's Surrender". Wales Wat
An admission fee of ten and fifteen
cents will be charged to defray the ex
penses of the evening.
Notice School District No. 11.
Notice 1b hereby given that a meet
ing of School District No. H will he
held In the Rank of Waterloo, Waterloo
S. C, Wednesday. April 10 for the pur
pose of transacting any business that
might come before it.
ON BUSINESS BLOCK
Rebuilding and Rc??>del
Ing to be Done.
PRESSED BRICK FRONTS
AND MODERN FIXTURES
S. M. & K. II. Wilkes A. Compiui) to
Improve Tliclr Stores, Minier |o Im
prove Hi>, Traj nimm ituiUliiitr to lie
Improved, Bed Iron Itacket on the
.lump and Others in View.
From present appearances the bus
iness section <>f Lnurens will have
quit"' a different appearance a few
months hence. The building of the
now court house and the prospective
new post office have put property own*
era to thinking and the result will ho
in a few months that I .aureus will al
most look "like what she ain't.". In
addition to the new post olllce, which
will bo started on now within a few
weeks, several of the big property
owners have decided to add to their
s. M, & K. II. Wilkes \ Co.
The present stole of S. M, & K. II.
Wilkes and Company Is not largo
enough to keep pace with the grow
ing business. This building is f>?
xlBO feet, has a basement tilled with
furniture, has two other Hoots tilled
with other goods and a third door
that is not largo enough or in proper
shape to he utilized. According to the
plans in view now. (and the contract
has been let i this third lloor will he
finished so as to tie as large as the
others. It will be fixed up neatly and
conveniently inside making a full
fourth lloor to their building, giving
ii total lloor space of 30.000 feet The
other Hoots will he remodeled and
fitted out with modern fixtures to suit
the demands of each department. The
entire front will he of pressed brick,
of a buff or gray coloi ami bond ef
lcct. Instead of two doors, as at pres
ent, there will he hut one large door
in the (filter and it will be Hanked
on each side by large plate glass show
windows. An elevator will he install
ed to teach all four floors. The con
tract has been let to Mashburu &
Rounds, the contractors who rebuilt
the court house. The work h to com
mence at once. .'
J. K. MInter A Co.
J. 10, Mlntor ft Co vylli remodel their
building, adjoining S; M A. K. II.
Wilkes ft Co. to con form t<> Um plan?
of the latter company. That Is, the
front will be lomodelod, pressed brick
and plate glass being put in. pile-;
minor changes will he miuh
The Traynham l|uihiing.
Mr. Gibbon Traynham, owner of the
Traynham building in which are lo
cated the stores ot W. (}. Wilson ft
Co., and R. w. Willis, hat employed
Mr. Hounds, of Mashburu H Hounds, to
j remodel tie entire front of his build
ing and to chatige Hie I nt' rlor I" ess
ed brick v ill be u ? 1 "ii the front and
plate glass show window- of modern
resign will be put in The doors;
which now are a few feet above the
SidCWalk, will be lowered to the IfiV?l
of the sidewalk. The building Will he
made modern In every respect and will
bo a e red If to that "do .of the city, The
building will commence right away.
The center store room will he for rent
after the work i finished,
Red Iron Kacket.
Mr I.. 15, Burns, of .1. c. Burns ft
Company, announces or has been an
nouncing for son..- time that their
store is going to in- remodeled and
added to. An office and jewelry store
Is already in actual course of construc
tion and as soon as this is finished and
the present office and jewelry depart
ment moved Into i'. other renovations
Will be made Inside. The growing trade
of this enterprising firm demanded
Martin und .(ones Buildings.
Mr. Henry Martin states that he will
begin rebuilding bis stores, burned
down in the recent fire, within a very
.-hort time. He has almost completod
the plans and he hopes to be in a po
sition to give a definite statement
shortly. Dr. Clifton Jones, who owned
the building occupied by J. II. ft M 1..
Nash before the fire, states that ho
will begin building at an early date
also. Both of these gentlemen intend
making their stores much more attrac
tive than they were before.