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ONE MORE WEEK
BEFORE THE FAIR
Prize List and Premiums
AS DAYS PASS
Every Indication Points to a Most
Successful Exhibition of the Coun
ty's Stock* and Agricultural Resourc
es as well as Curiosities of Needle
work and Handiwork.
The annual event of greatest Import
ance in Laurens county, elections not
excepted, will take place in Garling
ton's meadow next Friday, October
18th when the second annual county
fair will be held. Preparations are
.steadily going forward under the guid
ing hands of Messrs. W. D. Byrd, C.
A. Power and .lohn D. W. Watts and by
next week everything will be in spick
and span order. The prize list and
premium list in full is found in an
other column of this paper. For some
of the entries, it will he noted, no
prizes are named, but for most of these
prizes will be set apart the day of the
fair. The association has secured a
number of cash subscriptions and these
subscriptions will be awarded in those
classes of merit which have not yet
been apportioned prizes.
As the time approaches, more and
more of the schools are being heard
from promising . to have decorated
floats in the parade. From present in
dications, this feature of the fair is
going to prove the most attractive of
'Pres. Byrd has been informed that
an old time spinning wheel will be on
exhibition and that a pair of trousers,
the cloth of which was spun in this
county, will be there. Everything of
this kind is expected to be shown and
all the people of the county are ex
pected to bring their curiosities out.
Prizes will not be offered for thebo,
hut good care will be taken of them.
It Is hoped that by next year, the la
dles will take enough interest in the
fair to work for a department of this
Provision will be made to feed the
crowd. Besides the hotels and res
taurants of the city, Mr. E. R. Blakc
ly has.in charge the arrangements for
providing stands on the grounds. He
is now getting in touch with those
who will want to conduct stands on the
Besides the prizes offered in Lau
rens, a number of public spirited cit
izens and 11 tins have donated cash to
tho fair. Some of this will be used in
defraying expenses nnd some of it in
prizes. Those contributing thus and
their amounts are as follows:
W. R. Rlchey, Jr., $1.00
Frank Little, $1.00
w. R. Rlchey, sr., $-j.uo
Owing.s & Hobo. $3.00
W. B. Sloan, $1.00
D. H. Counts, $2.00.
Childless Livery Stable, $2.00.
F. P. McGowan, $3.00.
.T. A. Armstrong, $1.00.
J. F. Tolbcrt. $1.00
A. C. Todd, $1.00.
T. 1). Lake, $3.00.
C. R. Moseley, $1.00.
R. G. Franks, $2.00.
J. C. Boyd, $1.00.
E. W. Copeland, $1.00.
Col. J. W. Ferguson, 25c.
Dr. R. E. Hughes, $1.00.
Enterprise Bank, $5.00.
Bank of Laurens, $5.00.
Palmetto Bank, $5.00.
Peoples Loan and Exchange Bank,
Laurens Trust Co., $5.00.
W. G. Ross, $1.00.
R, E. Dabb, $1.00.
Dr. Isadore Schayer, $1.00.
R. B. Bell, $1.00.
W. W. Jones, $1.00.
F. W. Little, $1.00.
Bishop & Wolff, $2.00.
King's Hotel, $1.00.
J. F. Hicks & Sons, $2.00.
Dr. J II. Miller, Cross Hill, $2.50.
Cash. $1.00, by W. J. Bailey.
Cash, $2.00, by Copeland Stone.
Cash, $1.00, by W. M. Sumerel.
Cash. $1.00, by B. H. Boyd.
Cash, $1.00, by G. A. Copeland.
Cash $1 00, by Nabors & Adalr.
Cash, $1.00, by Clinton Chronicle.
Cash, $1.00, by R .P. Adalr.
Cash, $1.00, by Benjamin & Cope
DEATH OF A YOUNG. WOMAN.
Daughter of Mr. 8. 0. Lenke died in
Greenville Thursday and Hurled at
Miss Elizabeth Leake, daughter of
Mr. S. O. Leake who lives near this
city, died Thursday morning in Green
ville where she had gone several
months ago hoping to regain her lost
health. Notwithstanding the kind at
tention of relatives and the skill of
physicians she passed away after a
long illness. The body was brought to
Laurens Friday afternoon and car
ried to the LeesviUe cemetery, where
it was interred, the services being
oonducted by Rev. L. P. McGee.
The death of the young lady was all
the more sad. because of the recent
dentil of the mother of the family. Miss
Leake was a young lady of many ex
cellent characteristics and her death
is greatly deplored by many friends
THE SCHOOL NEWS.
An Interesting and Helpful Kittle Mag
azine to he Gotten Out by Schools of
For the past few weeks Miss Wil
Lou Gray, county supervisor of ru
ral schools, and Mr. (leo. L. Pitts,
superintendent of education, have been
industriously at work making prepa
rations for the publication of a bright
magazine for and by the school chil
dren of Laurens county. A large
number of advertisements have been
secured from generous merchants and
subscriptions are being solicited.
Eight issues will be gotten out this
year, a minimum number of five hun
dred copies to be distributed each is
sue. The subscription price is to be
25 cents per year. In clubs of five a
reduction to 20 cents per year will
be made and in clubs of ten tho rate
will be 15 cents per year. It is con
fidently expected that not less than
five hundred school children will sub
The material in the magazine, which
has not been named yet, Is to be sup
plied by the school children of the
county. Bach school will be expect
ed to contribute to the columns. Edi
tors and department heads will be ap
pointed at a very early date.
SA I,ESI) AY MONDAY.
Four Pieces of Property Change Hands
and Hring Fair Prices.
Monday was salesday and the usual
crowd was in the city to attend. Two
sales were conducted by Sheriff Ow
ings, these being the only ones adver
In the case of Laurens Trust Co. vs
.lohn F. Comp ton, six and eighty-four
one hundredths acres of land, known
as the Badgett land near Watts mills,
were sold to the Laurens Trust Com
pany for $.",00. One half an acre of
land near the Laurens mill was also
bought by the Laurens Trust Company
In the case of John II. Young vs W.
J. Adalr and .1. M. Fitts. 273 acres of
land on Enoree river were sold to L.
R. Stone for $2,250. 30 acres on Dun
can creek were sold to W. L. Gray.
Will Me Given by the King's Daughters
on Friday Evening Oct. 11th.
The Kings Daughters will have a
box supper Friday, Oct. 11th., in H.
Terry's old stand. The price of the
supper Is very reasonable, being only
35 cents and this includes a cup of
coffee or tea. The cause is a most
worthy one and every person who
can should come and help out.
At Bailey's School.
A box supper will be held at Bailey's
school Friday night. The public is
cordially Invited to attend. The pro
ceeds will be used In the Interest of
the school work.
Cash, $1.00, by D. W. A. Neville.
Cash, $1.00. by J. H. Stone.
Cash, $1.00, by Will Leake.
One of the entries at the fair which
is expected to attract more attention
than any other, both because of the,
large number of entries and because
of the value of the prize, is the sweep
stake prize for tho poultry exhibit.
Tho prize for this is the $12.50 set of
furs offered by Switzer Company. A
number of people already have their
eyes on this prize.
It has heen currently reported that
at least 75 o'possums will be shown
at the fair. People won't be able to
count the dogs.
WITH THE COUNTY CORRESPONDENTS
What the People of Laurens County are Doing Worthy
of Note?Interesting Items About Those Things
Which Affect the Every Day Life of a
Warrior Creek, Oct. 7?Mrs. M. W.
W. Fowler has returned from Gray
Court, where she went for several
weeks' treatment, much Improved.
.Miss Fay Hughes spent the week end
with Miss Pauline Owens.
Mr. Bascom Brownlce spent Sun
day in Clinton.
Mr. ami Mrs. James Entrekin speni
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Mack Burns
Miss Cartle Fowler spen* the week
end with home folks.
Mr. Tlllman Owens and family were
the guests of Mr. T. B. Riddell Sun
Miss lioucile Robertson was the
guest of Miss Edna Entrekin Sunday.
Those who attended the organiza
tion of the Sunday school association
at Friendship Baptist church Satur
day were Miss Brilla Hrownlce and
Brother, Bascom, Messrs. T. B. Riddell
and S. J. Martin.
Mr. Clifton Brownlec spcnl Morula:
in Cray Court.
Dials. Oct. 7.?Those who have made
application for church membership,
will be received into full fellowship
with the church at this place next
Sunday morning by Rev. J. P. Atta way
the regular pastor.
Messrs. Marvin Harris and TownCO
Willis, loft October 1st for their re
spective colleges, the former going to
Charleston and the latter to Spartan
Mr. James Robertson has returned
to Honea Path after spending .".while
with his parents.
Master James Hcllanis, the little son
of Mr. P. M. Hellams, who has been
very sick with diphtheria, is on the
road to recovery. For some time It
was feared the disease might prove
fatal, but owing to a delicate opera
tion performed by a throat specialist
:>f Greenville, the disease was conqure l
and the little fellow is now convales
Mr. B. A. Sullivan, of Laurens, Bpent
the week-end with L. R. Rrooks and
Mr. Ren Campbell is doing some
good work with his new ginnery outfit.
Roth he and Rrooks Bros, get all the
work they can do.
Mrs. Ambriso Holder visited in
Greenville last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gillespie, after
a ten days' visit with Mr. Harris Cur
ry and family, have returned to their
home iu the "Mountain City".
Mr. I). D. Brownlec was a busines.5
visitor to Shnpsonvlllo Thursday
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Curry and family
I were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alec
Mrs W. A. Derden and little daugh
ter, and Mrs. J. M. Rolt, of Greenville,
stopped over with Mrs. W. C. Hrown
lee and spent several days last week,
en route to Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Willis were the
guests of Mrs. Hattie Willis Satru
day and Sunday.
Mrs. Eliza Adams, widow of the late
Wiley Adams, was burled at Dials last
Saturday afternoon. The remains were
brought from Greenville, where Mrs.
Adams resided, to be intered by the
side of her husband in the family plot.
She is survived by a number of chll
dren, all of whom live in Greenville.
The Rev. J. K. McCain, preached at
Dials Sunday as scheduled. His ser
mon was delivered in his usual elo
So the election probe has fallen
through, and Rleasc is the nominee,
but really did anyone think it would
Princeton, Oct. 7.?Mr. and Mrs. F.
L. Rramlett and Mr. Ben Bramlett of
Fountain Inn were visitors here last
Miss Ludie Taylor is the guest of
her brother, Mr. Ren Taylor and fam
ily, of Greenwood.
Miss Kllle Traynham and Mr. K el ley
Traynham, of Honea Path, visited
friends and relatives here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lnne Monroe, of Lau
rens, were visitors here Sunday.
Miss Maude Machen is visiting Miss
N'ina Jftater in Greenwood.
Rev. R. G. Lee and Prof. Simpson of
Furman University, visited Dr. Rritt
and family Sunday.
Mr. T. J. Carter Is visiting in Honea
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Arnold of BoltOD
arc visiting relatives here.
Misses Sara Brltt and Mary Bagwell
were the guests of Mrs. S. C. Seal in
Abbeville, from Thursday until Satur
Mrs. Qllllam or Abbeville, was the
recent visitor of Miss lOmmie Lou
Mr. and Mrs. Q. II. Rldgeway, and
Messrs. A ,\V, Sharp and It. P. Arnold,
spent Monday in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Crane of Pelzor,
spent the week-end with Mr. B. P.
Pea Ridge. Oct. 7. Mr. and Mrs. R.
E. Beard and (laughter, of Florence,
and Mrs. Sim Ray. of Laurens. were
the guests of Mr. O. P. Goodwill and
family last week.
Mrs. M. A. Sumerel and daughter,
Nina, spent Wednesday in Clinton.
Miss Nannie Rowland s." ml Sunday
with Miss Bessie Blakoly.
Miss Bess and Mr. Silas Bailey, of
Greenville, spent Friday night and
Saturday with their uncle, Mr. M. A.
Mrs. Allie Templeton was the guest
of Mrs. N. .1. Anderson Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Weathers spent
Sunday with Mr :>?'' Mrs Eugene
Mrs. Hobt. Cunningham spent Fri
day with her mother. Mrs. L. T. Bon
Mrs. II. H. Hill, of Laurens, visited
her mother. Mrs. M. B. Bell, last week.
Mr. .1. C. Molt, if Laurens, was a
visitor on the ridge Wednesday night.
Childress Live Stock Company Is Now
Known as W. P. Childress and Son
Among the important business
Changes of the past few days was the
purchase by Messrs. W. F. Childress
and Brooks Childress of the business
formerly known as Childress Live.
Stock Co. Mr. Fowler Childress was
? forced to withdraw from the business
in order to look after the affairs of
tile late S. I). Childress.
The members of the new firm arc
well-known throughout Laurens coun
ty as thorough-going 'slness men,
whose excellent know ^dgo of stock
combined with square methods have
kept them in the front rank of Lau
rens county stockmen. Mr. \Y. I*.
Childress has boon in the live stock
business for over twenty five; years
and the junior member of the firm, Mr.
R. Brooks Childress has been an ex
perienced horseman for many years.
I They will be located in the large sta
bles being erected for them, and will
have a general sales and feed stable.
Negro Man Shot.
Mr. J. IMuss Brown shot one of his
negro hands on his farm near the
city Monday evening. According to
the information gathered on tho street,
the negro had been giving considera
ble difficulty on the place and when
Mr. Brown remonstrated wUth him
words and a difficulty ensued. Mr.
Brown, in attempting to strike the
negro with his pistol accidentlly
caused it to explode and the bullet
entered the negro's neck. From last,
accounts, it was thought that the ne-1
gro would get well.
BOX SI PPED AT MADDEN.
To Judge Partners by Form of Their
Madden, Oct. 7.-?There will be a box
supper at Madden Friday night for
the benefit of the Prospect school at
the home of Mrs. M. T. Allison. The
public Is cordlnlly Invited. There will
be a hit of wholesome fun, a bountiful
lunch and a dainty lass to share It
You are to judge your partner not
by her melting eyes of blue nor by
her bonny brown hair, but by the form
of her fairy feet.
Come one, come all. Remember the
time and place. October 11th, at Mnd
den, S. C.
Meeting of W. 0. W.
IxKlge No. Its, W. O. W.. will meet
in the lodge hall Thursday night. A
full attendance Is requested.
J. Ixje Langston.
SUPT. SWEAK1NGEN 1IKKK.
Made Striking: Address at School Au
ditorium Saturday in interest of
The educational rally, held In the
Laurens graded school auditorium Sat
urday morning for the purpose of giv
ing an impetus to the rural school im
provement work in this county, was
a great success, a large number Of
teachers and patrons were present.
The speeches and musical numbers
were Interesting and instructive, and
certainly productive of much good.
Those who made addr68868 were Hon.
J, 10. Swenrlngon, Mr. Oeo. l Pitts and
Supt. B. L. Johe?. Mrs. II, K. Alken
and Misses Carol Itopcr, Mary Todd
and Frances Davis contributed to the
The address of Mr. SweniingOU will
doubtless serve as a splendid inspira
tion to teachers and trustees in their
effort to keep Lauren* county abreast
of the time in educational work. Mr.
Swearlngcn complimented Laurens
county, in beginning his address, by
saying that he was pind to come here
where the people arc looking to them
selves for educational and governmen
tal progress as eiuphnsi/.od by the
beautiful school building and hand
some new court house. He said that
this Is a sign that the people or this
county are independently working out
their salvation without looking to the
national and state governments for
inspiration and aid. This, he said, is
a splendid example of co-operative de
Mr, Swearlngcn declared that the ex
perience .1)1' the past Is the best guide
for the future. For that reason ev
ery teacher should compare past pro
gress with the present work and future
possibilities. lie gave a number
of figures and Instances, showing that
for the past few years Laurens coun
ty has made wonderful progress in her
educational work, better progress than
many other counties and progress
above that of the general average in
the state, lie recounted the forward
steps made by Laurens county schools
and congrntulntd the patrons upon
such progressiv eness. This progress,
with the wonderful results to be seen
from it, he said, is an index of what
should be done, and could be accom
plished in the future. While this
county and this state has made great
progress in education she is not by
far abreast of many other states of the
union. Where Laurens County, one of
the most progressive counties of the
state, expends a total of $11 per capita
upon the education of her white chil
dren, New York states spends an av
erage of $47 per capita and New York
City $S7 per capita.
He made llghl of the idea of some
parents that what was good enough
for them is good enough for their
Children, lb' said that where, in their
childhood, there were possibly one or
two graduates there are now great
numbers of them and that the com
petition of the age demands that the
children be educated in order to equip
them for the stniKnlos of business and
the enjoyment of life. The children,
therefore, and the parents should be
awakened to the importance of educa
tion. Although Mr. Swcaringen did
not state his views upon the question
of compulsory education at thin point,
he stated that he wished it were so
that an excuse could be had from OV
ery child who absented itself from
Mr. Swearlngcn complained of thi'
woeful waste in the educational sys
tem of the state. Where Clcmson had
originally counted on securing bui a
few thousand from the fertilizer tax,
she is now nettinn over $200,000.
Teachers in the lower grades are get
ting small pay and doing all the work
and superintendents and principals are
getting more pay and doing less of
the work. This, he Bald, should not
be. The e teachers who are giving
their attention to the smaller children
should be given fewer pupils and more
pay than they have been heretofore,
Such systems as now exist, tend to in
efficiency. The school officers of the
county, he, said, would do well to ex
amine into this phase of the school
problem and the problem of the one
Mr. Swearlngcn closed by urging the
patrons to do even more than they
have done heretofore. Where the
funds, as provided by law, are not suf
ficient personal contributions should
be made, lie complimented the coun
ty upfen the fact that it now had a
trained and experienced school super
visor who Is empowered to assist and
(Continued on Page five.)
Four Hundred Fifty 'Miles
HAS BEEN BEGUN
Tho Progressive Cltlsens of Next Blg
!'("?! City in Laurens County Want
to Cop Portions of Laurent}) Ncwbor
rj and Union Counties to Mako u
County of their Own*
Clinton, Oct. S.?The Clinton coun
ty movement is exciting interest nnd
enthusiasm here. To carry It for
ward an executive hoard of llfteon
members with Mr. .1. F. Jacobs as
chairman, was selected at a mass
meeting of Clinton citizens. This
board is to be augmented by the ad
i ditlon of fifteen other members from
the territory which it is proposed to
include in the new county. The board
members are: Messrs. m. s. Bailey,
.1. \V. Copeland. Sr., VV. M. McMillan,
Ii. L. Senile. .1. a. llalloy, io. R. Ay
COCk, VV. VV. Harris. It. /.. Wright. W.
15. Hell. T. ii. Copeland, I?. Diliard,
L. II. Davidson. A. I". Little, QoorgO
It is proposed to include in the new
county nearly 450 square miles. Tho
towns of Cross Anchor, Cross Hill,
Whltinire, Renno, Klnards, and Mount -
Vlllo are included in this area. Of
course it is proposed here to make
Clinton the county seal, and to Insure,
this the town of Clinton will agree to
build the court house and jail.
Proposed Buildings at College.
President Douglass Is now at work
on a plan to secure funds to build a
gymnasium and science hall at the col -
lege. His success in his undertaking
up to this time almost induces pooplo
to feel that the buildings are as good
Dr. Douglas is now engaged in as
sisting with the endowmont campaign
in the low country. The campaign Is
marly ended and if successful will
mean much to the Presbyterian col
Expecting Five Delivery.
a letter to w. w. Harris, secretary
of the Chamber of Commerce oU
Clinton, from Postmaster General
Hitchcock, offers strong oncourngo
menl to the people of Clinton to hopo
for free postal delivery by January
1st. Mr. Hitchcock stated that Clin
ton is the lending town among those)
in South Carolina without special de
livery and is therefore entitled to con
livery effort will be made to seCUl'O
a Congressional appropriation for Clin
ton during the next session of con
The Ladies' Bazaar.
The Ladles' Aid Society of the First
Prosbyterian church met yesterday
and settled on the date for their an
nual bazaar. Nov. !i and 6. The report-:
from committee chairmen yesterday
indicate that the bazaar this year Will
compare favorably with those that
have been held. MlS. J. I. Copeland,
president, Is enthusiastic about tho
a reception given by the young la
dle* of the Home of l*cacc last Friday
evening was greatly enjoyed by tlm
college students who were guests, and
by the hostesses.
The Cecllian Music club met with
Miss Jane Kennedy on Wednesday af
Mrs. J. A. Bailoy entertained at
tea Wednesday evening the young la
dies from other towns who teach In
the graded school here and a few oth
Mr. and Mrs. J. f. Copeland enter
tained at tea on Frfday evening.
The Merry Wives held their fort
nightly meeting on Friday afternoon.
The Stephen I). I^ee chapter, Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, met Friday
Mrs. B. C. Young, and Mrs. J. F.
Jacobs and Miss Wliso Spencer are at
tending tho Missionary Union in Jones
The Rev. L. A. Cooper has Just re -
turned from '""partanhurg where he de
livered a series of lectures and ser
mons. . He will leave Friday for Phil
adelphia where he has an engagement
to conduct a two-week serii>s of re
(Continued on Pngfl Four.)