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FOR COUNTY FAIR
Everything Being Gotten
Sales und Liver) Stables tu* the < [tj
have Offered to Shelter Horses und
.Mules Brought In (lie Night Before.
Farmers Urged to Send Exhibits.
I hero is not a great deal more to he
said about the annual Laurons county
fair except that as the 17th of October
approaches the prospects for a suc
cessful exhibition grow brighter and
brighter. The management is alive
and alert to every need of the occa
sion and nothing Is being left undone
that could possihly add to the day's
attractiveness. Haziness as to plans
is every day giving away to a certain
definiteness that gives promise of a
Well organized machine on the event
ful day. With the present plans car
ried out. nothing could prevent a suc
cessful fair hut a lack of exhibits and,
if present county-wide interest counts
for much, the exhibits will he here.
The fair will he a success.
Pure Food Exhibit.
According to an item of news sent
out from Columbia, Commissioner K.
.1. Watson will send the state Pure
Food Exhibit here. Mr. Byrd made a
request for this several days ano and
though he has not heard definitely
from Mr. Watson, it was stated in
several of tlie daily papers that the
exhibit would he sent. Incidentally,
the Laurens county fair hits received
considerable favorable mention from
without during the past few days. The
Laurens county fair is recognized as
an educational Institution conducted
largely by the farmers for their own
educational and material advance
ment and this is recognized by gov
ernment experts as the ideal to he
striven for. That the fair hero has no
side-show attractions and no admis
sion fees has been widely commented
upon. It was because of the educa
tional appeal in this fair that Com.
Watson consented to allow the health
exhibit to lie se-.t here.
Fanners Fxpcclcd to Co-operate.
Mr. Byrd, president of the nssocla- \
tion, was in the city yesterday mak
ing further arrangements for the fair
and securing more prizes. He took
occasion to state that the merchants
have beon exceedingly liberal in con
tributing to thi> fair this year and
that he would consider it a special
favor to himself and to the merchants
if the farmers would express their ap
preciation of this interest by sending
In exhibits. He stressed the fact that
those farmers who have been success
ful enough to produce prize products
of any kind should exhibit these things
iind in this way join with the mer
chants in stimulating a desire for hot
ter things on the part of those who
tire still trodding the old paths. He
said that the merchants Could show
their Interest in no other way than by
offering prizes and that it is left to
the individual farmers to work out
for themselves and their neighbors
the problem of advancing the cause
of agriculture in the county.
Stall Room t?." Stock.
W. P. Childless & Son. .1. P. Hicks
K- Son, 1). H. Counts and L. W. Mar
tin, all live stock dealers, have gen
erously offered their spacious Stahles
for the use of exhibitors the night he
fore the fair. They Will furnish free
stalls for all horses and mules to be
exhibited in the show ring. As space
will he naturally limited, they will
not be able to take care of cattle or
other stock. This arrangement is ex
pected to solve the problem of those
who will have to come from a distance.
Cattle and other stock will have to ho
staked within the fair grounds.
Officers of the Fair.
Through oversight The Advertiser
bns until now neglected to publish
the names of the fair association of
ficers for this year. They are as fol
w. i). Byrd.
Secretarj and Treasurer.
C. A, Power.
J. I). W. Watts.
((Continued on Page Five i
FIRST OF ITS KIND
Committees llnve Keen Named and
All Arrangements Mude ?t Hock
Bridge to Hold the Flrsl Fair of
its kind in the South.
Miss Janye (!ai lington. who lias
charge of the school al Rock Hrldgc,
has announced that all aiTUllgomoillS
have booh completed to hold a Com
munity Fair at the Rock Hridgc
schoolliousc on Oct. I Ith. The whole
community is expected to take part
in the fair, it is the first of its kind
to be held in the South, and will no
doubt bo productive of many fine re
sults. Miss (hirlington states that it
will he conducted exactly like the
state fair and the county fair.
The prizes will be confined entire
ly to bluo ribbons. A ribbon will be
given for the lirst prize in the adlut
exhibition and one for the lirst prize
in the school children's exhibition.
Those 111 charge of the various de
partments arc as follows:
('.rain, Mr. Kniest Hipp: Stock, Mr.
Watts Davis; Poultry, Mr. Ceo. Davis.
Vegetables, Mr. Will Lynn; Fancy
Work, Mrs. Watts Davis. Mis. Vaughn
and Mrs. Williard; Cooking, Mrs. .lim
Milam, Mrs. .11til Young and Miss Lula
Young; Canned Goods, Mrs. Fl more
Simpson. Mrs. Chandler and Miss Aga
tha Davis; Pets. Mr. Douglas Hipp.
Arrangements have boon made to
have several well-known men of the
stitte address the fair visitors. The
following are among those who will
make speeches: Prof. Harper, head of
the agricultural department at Clcni
son. Prof. T?te. Mr. Swcarillgeil, Supt.
Ceo. L. Pitts, John D. W. Watts. \V.
D. Byrd and Miss Frayser of Win
Prizes will be given in the follow
ing branches: main, stock, poultry,
vegetables, canned goods, cooking, and
fancy work. During the day an old
time barbecue will be served.
Everybody is invited to come and
take part in the fair or come and he
Meeting of Teachers.
The Laurcns County Teachers asso
ciation will meet in the graded school
auditorium here Saturday, the Ith of
October. This will be an important
meeting ns ofllcers are to he elected
for the CtlSlieillg year. Miss Wil Loll
Cray, rural school supervisor, has is
sued invitations to the teachers and
a number Of others to an "At Homo"
to be given in Hie newly opened rest
room in the court, house. A large
number of teachers is expected and a
delightful day is anticipated.
hniubts of Pythias llani|uct.
A pleasing feature of the entertain
ment to be afforded the visiting
knights during the convention of the
Knights of Pythias here next week w ill
be the banquet to he served in the
dining room of the King Hotel, Wed
nesday evening. Seats will he taken
at 0:30 o'clock. While the program
has not been entirely arranged, sev
eral prominent Pythians have already
accepted invitations for after dinner
Arrested in Greenwood.
C. C. Anderson, convicted at the
last term of court of disposing of
property under mortgage and a sealed
sentence handed down, was arrested
in Or ecu wood Monday and brought to
Laurcns to serve out the sentence. An
derson is a white man ami was charg
ed with crossing the Greenwood line
and disposing of cotton under mort
Oak Grote School.
The Oak drove school, situated near
Mr. P. B. Bailey's, will open next
Monday, the 6th. All of the children
are expected to be on hand promptly
at the usual hour.
Shootiiitr Near floldvllle.
ixiotnis Klnard, colored, has i.n
lodged in the county jail for shooting
a neuro near Goldvlllo several days
ago. The wounded negro is no! sup
posed to he fatally wounded.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend on: Rllicerost
thanks to the friends and neighbors
who wore so kind and thoughtful of
us during the recent Illness and death
of our beloved husband and father.
These kindnesses will ever he remem
bered and appreciated by us.
Mrs. Downs C. Barksdalc
OF FALL GOODS
The Annual Pall Openings of Laurens
stores Attended ??> Ladies from All
Sections of the County.
With an unusually largo number
of visiting ladies in tin? city Th?rs
day, the milllnt ry stores of Laurens
hud tholr full "Openings". Quite u
number oi* ladles were hero from dif
ferent nearby towns nnd from the
optimistic reports of the merchants
tin* day must have been n very suc
cess/ill one from their viewpoint. Prom
early in the morning until late in the
afternoon, the ladies went from one
store to the other admiring the newest
and nobbiest of the season's crea-'
tlous. Some bought and some only
tried on, but as the day was not ex
pected to bring forth many purchasers,
the merchants wore satisfied with the
Impression made upon the visitors.
While the fall openings are general
ly understood to be but displays of
millinery, no little attention was &\\
en to other lines. The latest fash
ions in coat, suits, dress goods, shoes
and notions were handsomely display
ed in all the stores and received no
small share of attention. The stores
having millinery departments. Davis
Roper Company, Mlnter Company and
Switzer Company, were of course the
principal gathering place s for the day,
hut the handsome displays of dress
goods and other ladies" materials made
by II. Terry and W.O. Wilson attract
ed quite a hit of attention.
The Advertiser man Is not expect
ed to go Into any minute description
of styles, hut it would doubtless he
safe for him to say that the hats are
a little smaller this year. Whether
or not the tariff has yet had any effect
on the price he does not Icniw, but
judging from tin* few remarks caught
here and there he has come to the con
elusion that, the market is holding Its
own and that, if any revision has bei u
made it wasn't downward, However,
the hats in Laurens arc in a par with
any of those shown elsewhere and the
prices are no higher here than any
where else. TJie fact is, the merchants
here claim that, they carry as complete
a lino of ladies wearables as the
stores of laraer cities ami that their
prices compare to considerable ad
INCKMri A II V 0UIU1N SITPOSLIL
yi. IL Met lien, of Princeton. Loses
Larn and ( intents hj lire Oi Mjs
Relieving that the lire which de
stroyed his barn the night before was
of incendiary origin, Mr. M. IL Mc
Ciien. of Princeton, secured the blood
hounds from the state penitentiary
Sunday morning and carried (hem to
the scene hoping that they might pick
up the trail of the supposed in< ediary
The effort to locate an incendiary was
unsuccessful, however, and the dons
were returned to Columbia that af
The lire occurred on the place of
Mr. McCuen Saturday night, being his
second loss of this kind recently. While
the barn was a very small one and
the loss not large, Mr. McCuen had
reason to believe that the fire was not
accidental, hut that it was of incen
diary origin. It had been reported to
him that a former neuro hand with
whom he bad had some trouble had
threatened to "net. even" with him ami
this negro was suspected of being the
guilty party. However, no proof of
any kind was secured to substantiate
this suspicion, as the dogs could not
pick up any trail leading from the
scene of the (ire and no further clues
found no charges of any kind have
i been preferred.
I . 1). V, .Meeting.
There will be a regular meeting of
I the United Daughters of the Confed
I eracy. Friday afternoon at I o'clock
at the home of Mrs. .1. H. Sullivan.
This is a very important meeting and
all of the members are urged to at
tend. Members are requested to no
', tlfy the hostess as to whether or no:
they will he able to he present.
High School Superintendents,
Tiie superintendent of every S4ato
Aided high school in Lauren- county
is requested to meet Mis- Janyo C.
? Oarllngton, at the Laurens graded
? school chapel at half-pasi ten o'clock.
' Saturday morning, the fourth of Oc
tober. Miss Oarllngton is anxious to
meet every high school sup* rintend
; out, as she lias important bu-:.n> SH to
i lay before them.
OF THE WEEK
Athnnaen ( luit Fntcrtnlus. Other So
cial Fronts aii(I Paragraphs on vis
itors To tin?l From ( Union.
(Minion. Sept. ;io. On Tuesday
morning the Athonean Club met with
Sirs. \v. .1. Bailey.
Invitations to the wedd ng ivy-;cption
of Mr. James R. Dnvta to > is; M.ir>
Sulllviin were reeolved hero last week
With much interest. Mi Davis is a
Clinton boy ami has a ho-: 0.f friends
here to wish him everything that Is
good and successful ii the year*, to
Miss Laurie Aull left Tuesday for
Laurcns where sho will teaeli this
Mrs. Hall left Monday for Spi'.l'lnn
burg where she will visit her mother
and from there she will join Trot', llr.ll
in Chester where they will make their
home in the future.
Mr. and Mrs. Ii. Gr ail a 111 are visit
ing Mr. and Mrs I?. Graham, Jr.. on
Broad street. Mr. and Mrs. Graham
will make Clinton their home in the
future to he with their two sons who
are in college here.
Or. Win. I*. Jacobs. Dr. W. S. Bonn
and Mr. I-'. D. Jones left Tuesday for
a meeting of Presbytery to be in Cross
Mr. W. C. Harper spent the week
end with his parents in Anderson.
Mrs. .1. ('. Harper returned from
Greenville this wee'...
Miss Irene Adnir left last we. k lot
Moore's where she will teach this win
Miss Annie Blilkely h it Tuesday for
Darlington where she will teach this
Miss lx>ulse Workman left Tuesday
for Gaffney where she will entoi
Mr. Lucius Newton left Saturday for
Greenville where he will study music
Mr til'' Mrs. Tom Walts returned
to their home in Columbia after visi
lug relatives here last week
Mrs. Nevy Keel of Paulino i-. visit
ing her daughter. Mrs. It. S. Bailey.
Mrs. W. 10. Bramlet and Mis- Vvlo
Mahaffoy of Laurcns visited in Clin
tonlast w . ok.
Miss Nina Noilly his returned from
Abbeville where she has been visiting
Miss Minnie Bailey returned Tins
day from Ashvllle, N. C.
Mr. L. T. P.Cous;.II of Greenville is
visiting friends in Clinton.
Mrs. II. S. Sfuilfe left Thursday for
a visit to her sister Mrs. Norman in
to lay cokxkilstom:.
Interesting Kxorclsos at Trinity .Ridge
An attractive program has been ar
ranged for the cornerstone laying of
the new school building at Trlnlty
Flldge. The exercises will take place
Friday afternoon. The following is
Bible rending and prayer Itev II.
opening Remarks Superintendent
of Education 0. I.. Pitts.
Heading Miss Laurie Aull.
Dedicatory prayer -Rev. T. W
Address Holl. R. A. Cooper.
Song "Columbia, the Oem of the
Benediction Rev. P. P. Mitchell.
Immediately after the exercises,
cake and h e cream will be served for
the benefit of the Rural Improvement
association. The public is cordially
invited to attend.
I?" ( ream at Orn Sclioolliotise,
The patrons and friends of the Ora
school met at the sctlOolilOUHC on Fri
day afternoon. Sept. 2G, at the closing
hours of school, and under the diroc
tioti of Miss Wil Lou Gray, county
supervisor, and the teachers, Misses
llickson ami McFnddcn, organized a
School Improvement association
Much inten s' was manifested .and it
is expected that this will be ;i profit
able year for the school. Mrs, John
McCUntock was elected president of
the association. The other oflleors
wiH be elected at the first regular
meeting. It was decided to give an
lee cream entertainment at the school
house on Friday night. October 3rd,
The public is cordially invited to
DOWNS C. BARKSDALE
PASSES TO BEYOND
Will Known iilid Popular Cithccn of
I.iiurons Passed Aua) Last Th?rs,
After an illness lasting over several
months. Mr. Downs -'. Harksdale, one
of ihe elty's widely known 'Itlv.ens,
iltcI at hi-- home Thurailny morning,
at II:SO o'clock, For the past few
days Iiis death hud been momentarily
expected, so his relatives ami friends
were prepared for it. Wthoitgh he
had been suffering from a complication
of diseases for several weeks, the end
was hastened by several paralytic
strokes Immediately preceding ids
'I'll,- funeral services were held at
tin house l'rlda\ morning and the In
terment, preceded b> prayer and song
service, look place at the Laurens
cemetery. The services were eon
ducted by ids pastor, Itev. M. I. Law
son. of the First llaptist church, as
sisted by Itev. L. I'. McOee. The grave
was complete!} covered by the many I
beautiful Horn I tributes carried by
loving friends and relatives.
The following were the active pall
bearers: s. M. W'llkes, C, M Miller.
C. 11. Hobo. C. II Hop. !. (.' \. Power.
.1. D. Owlngs, .1. \. Franks, Dr IL I-:.
Hughes, .i s. Itennett, i M Phllpol;
honorary, Cl. S. McCruvy, W, 0, W ilson.
.1. .1. PIuss, 10. I' Minier, \V. T. Crow s.
It. 10. Hahb, Hr. II. Is. Mken. N It
Mr. Harksdale was bom ami reared
in this county, lie moved i<? the city
about Iwenly-llve years ago ami since,
that time has been employed in various
capacities at the court house, peace
otlieer. court crier and 'deputy, besl let
being a public auctioneer. In fulfill
inn his duties in these ollleors, Mr.
Harksdale lllwayt carried a certain
congeniality and jovlull.v which made
him a v< r> popular man all over the
eountry. His friends were number
less, his enemies none,
Resides his wile, who was a Miss
Kale Hop. Mr. Harksdale : survived
h,\ several children, as follows: Ktlgar
I?.. .1. All. n. Laurens Hark dale, Ml :
Lucht Harksdale and Mrs .1. M Hut
uess. a!! of Laurens, and \V, <>. Hafk
dale, of Sparliiubui "? lie: Idos I ? ?? i
t hree brot her - and t hl'ee i- I ci'S s u r
vive him, as follow- : w. i>. Bark dab-,
of Lauren . (!eo A. and .lohn v. Harks
dab-, of Orel ii wood. Mis. W. }? Niu !i.
of Mississippi, Mrs. '. 11 Frank? and
Mrs. (leorgc Hyrd, of this county, Mr.
Harksdale had a very extensive rela
tionship in this county, his ancostirs
having be.-n among the early seltlei
TWO UK LI) IHK MI KIM It.
Itilej Owens, Colored, hilled in the
Lower Part of the count) Snliirdnj
Kiley Owen:-, colored, WHS hilled :\l
Belfast in the lower part of tin- conn
ty Saturday night and T V, I'iltt and
'? Manse Simpson, also colored, have'
i been locked up in Ihe county jail
charged with the deed. Both of the
men deny the cha rge.
According t<> witnesses lo ihe trag
edy, Owens and several other negroes
were out Humbling. While in the net
: of playing, certain parties slipped up
from behind and shot Owens with a
! pistol, tie- ball entering the back of
the bead. Ii is alleged that lite two
prisoners woro seen running away
froth the scene of the crime ami that
Other Incriminating evidence ha.- ? Ii
Shot in the Leu.
Henry Voting, colored, has been
lodged in the county jail on the charge
of assault and battery with intent to
kill. It Is alleged that Voung shot an
other neuro in the leg near Orn sever
, al days ago and that the leg will have
to be amputated, The shooting grew
I out of a dispute over a gambling debt,
so it is reported
Trank Stone Pardoned.
The gorernor has granted a pardon
to Frank Stone, who was convicted
in Laurens county in I ft 12 on the
ehargi ol obtaining goods under false
pretense!, and entenced to pay (In?;
of .* :<"> or ei'Vc 110 days. Since a.
sinning oflie? tie- governor has < xlend
ed e;. rnencj in 7ufi case'-.
( (ipehind Sehnoi lo Open.
T. . 1 opeland school, Miss l.titlc
i Young teacher, is expected to open
for the year's work next Mond r tin
(Kb. The children and parent - ? . ? \
I |ie< ted to bear this in mind,
Congressman Aikcn Intro
duces Bill In Lower House*
TWO PLUMS VVHERI
NOW Iii)I ONE
It II Introduced lit ('oticrcssiiiiiii liken
( nils for l>tipltv.it]ion of Present
KoderuI Jiidltliil Machinery. I.ao
reiiv would i?o Inelntlcl in Western
Washington. Sett j.< Congn -omni
Mkou has Introduced a 1*111 which ii!
passed will divide Hie State of Sollt.il
Carolina into two Judicial districts)
this Idll which is very llllioll Wanted
by in. u y law > eis in the State is art
"The western district will luoludo
the counties of Oconce, IMckous, An
ilersou, Greenville, Spurtauhttrg, Ijiiii
rens, Abbeville, Greenwood, Kdgollold,
Salnda, Nowborry, Union, ("In rokoo,
York, Cbeslor, I >n neuste I' ami l?'aii -
llldd, a- liny cxlsl al the ilate of till)
passage oi tids act. 'Ihr eastern dls
trtel Include: the residue Of the Htlill
' 'I hat the president should ippoiub
a dtstriel judge for Hie aid western
district who shall posuess and oxer-,
else all the powers conferred by law
upon the judges of the district com til
of the Cnited State., ami who shall,
IIS to all hllslllCH ami proe.HlIgH
arising in said western distrh sue.
<-ced lo and possess Hie same power;!
and perform the same duties within
the Kiild western dlstrlcl as a i> now
possessed ami exerelsoil.o> tue dlstriefc
judge lor the eastern ami western din*
trieis of ii? dtstriel ol South Caro
lina, ami who shall receive the suillrt
sal:.r\ iip the other judges of tl v, diu-?
irlei court of the ruitc,i stafi
"That tin- present <.i- 11 lei luden
and mar hal w ho are now tie I a rieft
judge ami ma i ha! lor both tl.a: I ?
ei n and w ? stei a disl i h I ol!
Soul h < a i oliua, as hcrotofoi "
con-iituli d. but who are rcHldi nls ol!
I In- ens tern di 11 led . a ? ?? bereh a ?
signed io the eastern dbd del . . eon-*
! lituled by ecfion I of t: . . .:? <.,
ami the presenl dtstriel attorney, who
i the di Hie! ;ittolllcV foi' llOt.ll IllO
ea. lei n and 1 estorn dil Irlcls ol ihn
dlstrici of South Carolina', us hereto
fore'.co.ust Hilled, but who is a ??? id.-ni;
of the western district, is hereby a -
signed to the^vestern diidrlel (.con
stituted hy section i ot this aet'and
then- shall he a district attorney foe
tin- eastern district as constituted by
section I of Mrs aci to he appointed
a district attorneys arc appointed in
ither iuditdal districts ol the United
That there hall he a (list [o.t ill
toriiev and a marshal in said .vonteril
distru i to In- appointed as marshals
ami districts attorneys lire appointed
in the other Indicia! districts of ihn
l'll|ted States. That the di: 11 k't at -
lornoj for the eastern dii I let <d!
South Carolina am| Hie district ittor
ney for the western district of South
(Carolina shall receive an itinuul
salary of $ I.?"'"(? and tin- ma:: lal Ol!
Dm eastern distrlcl of S?>utli ('a oil lit
ami tie- mar hal of tin- western dis
trict of South Carolina - hall ea h ?? ?
ceive ,-ni annual .-alary of $1..'.
"Tllll' a t'U m ol t he c i reIIIt. coil i t
and aterni of the district court oi!
tin- Cnited States lor ! aid We lorn
district of South Carolina, as const!
luted in seciiou i of ihi- ,nt. dial) l?'?
held in Greenville on the third Tue -
day of April and on the third T i olay
of October In each year; at An
derson on the fourth Tuesday in l'"ob
urary In each year; at Spar tan burg
on tin- lir.-t Tuesday of June In efie'u
year; and at Greenwood on the fir-'.
Tin', day Ol I ircciiihei in em I .
S'eX! S; till lay; tin- Ith of < > ???, ? ??,
pro!(tstani deiioiuinat ion r>!" I ?
II i- i
is expected that the dej's contribu
tion's Wi ! i-iaOlli'il to a large figure.
Tie- public is retptost* (I '<> bear ihi-:
date intuind and to a< t accordingly.