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SPLENDID EXHIBITION Of THE COUNTY'S
RESOURCES IN GARLINGTGN MEADOW FRIDAY
Between Five and Ten Thousand People Present
and Over Seven Hundred Exhibits Entered
and Many More Never Formally Registered
With the Secretary. Crowds Fill the Fair
Grounds All During the Day.
ARENA EVENTS, POULTRY AND FIELD CROPS
MOST CREDITABLY REPRESENTED
Nine Floats Entered by Eight Different Schools and the
Tomato Club Center of Admiring Throngs. First
Place Won by Lydia Mill School of Clinton.
The annual county fair, held in
Garlington's Meadow Friday of last
week, came UP to and probably sur
passed the previous fairs, both in
number of people and number and va
riety of exhibits. The crowd present
was variously estimated at from live
to ten thousand people, several prom
inent citizens with a "hunch" for es
timating claiming not les than ton
thousand people. The exhibits were
larger in number than ever before, a
total of 7if) entries being made with
Sec. Power. In variety of exhibits
there was a large increase, especially
In the field crop and farm depart
ments. The arena exhibits far sur
passed any of the previous fairs and
the poultry exhibits equalled any that
has gone before. The cattle exhibit,
though not as large as it might have
been, was of splendid quality and was
very creditable to the county. The hog,
sheep and goat departments were all
well represented in the entry lists and
the bench show fully came up to ex
The splendid tloats gotten up by dif
ferent, county schools proved one of
the most attractive features of the
day. They were very effectively and
artistically gotten up and showed the
result of much study and work. The
floats were formed into a. line of pa
rade about twelve o'clock and from the
public square they were driven to the
fair grounds to be reviewed and judg
ed, Messrs. w. H. Barton, of Clemson
college, J. H. McLain, of the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture, and Miss
Fannie Creighton, of the city schools,
acting as judges. The Lydia Mill
school was awarded the blue ribbon,
the Wood row Wilson school the red
ribbon and the Prospect scohol the
white ribbon. The judges found it a
difficult matter to decide which of the
schools had the most representative
floats, but, after a long and careful
consideration of them all, announced
their decisions. In addition to the
school floats, the rural school super
visor had one float representing the
tomato club work and this was very
highly complimented on all sides. The
following were the schools sending
floats and the things they were intend
ed to represent:
Lydia, the different stages in the
development of the cotton industry.
Wood row Wilson, Ceres, the Goddess
of the Harvest.
Prospect, First Thanksgiving.
Trinity-Hidge, John Ahlen and Pris
Gray Court, Robin Hood.
Copeland, Tea in isgo.
In nearly all eases, the floats were
attended by the trustees of the schools
they were sent from, attesting to the
interest which tin Mistees have in
the educational work of their com
The Field Crops.
Probably approaching nearer than
any other tiling to an )xompliflcntlon
of what the county fair stands for.
was the display of farm products made
by four well known farmers of the
county. As is well known, the chief
air of the county fair is to encourage
progressive methods In agriculture,
more particularly In thO way of di
versification of crops, and the bro< d
lng of higher grade of stock. These
four farm displays were composed Of
almost every conceivable product of
any value that can he raised in this
county, the forage products and oan
! nod products being shown up to con
spicuous advantage. These displays
[ were intended to demonstrate that the
farmer of 1.aureus county can raise
1 almost everything that ho needs at
holme and that Iiis cotton can be re- i
served as a 1110114 y crop to be sold
When the condition of the market most
justifies. Mr. J. W. Martin won the
' first prize i'? this department of the
I fair and Mr. Carl Fuller won second!
place. Mr. P. 13. Bailey and Mr. 1). A.
Glenn were the other two gentlemen j
making displays in this department,
Mr. Glenn showing a very original
moving display, the wagon hearing j
the display being built in Laurons .
The display of Mr. Martin consisted
of fourteen varieties of hay: peavine,
shucks, fodder, stover, Mermuda, crab
gross, Japan, wheat, oats, cudzoo, rag
weed, alfalfa, Johnson grass and
vetch: dairy and beef type of cattle;
lard hog and bacon hog; in poultry
he had bakers, present fryers, "pros
p.etive < hristmas fryers"; in sheep,
he had wool and mutton; in goats,
j mutton, milk and mohair; in vegeta
j blcs, beans, potatoes both sweet and
j Irish; egg plant, okra, two varieties
f turnips carrots, beets, roasting ears
radish, onion. In canned goods he had
! eleven varieties. In bides he had
home tanned raw hides, beef, sheep
and goat hide; in grains, yellow corn,
ii" corn, oats, wheat, rye, barley,
?;,s, grapes, walnuts, hickory
nuts, persimmons; in "money crops ",
stalk and hale each of long and short
staple cotton; pair of yard dogs, pea
nuts and hay, speckle and unknown
peas, long and short staple cotton
seed, bale of mohair.
Mr. Carl Fuller, the winner of sec
ond place, had the following: Berk
shire hog and Duroc Jersey hog, White
Leghorn chickens, hunting equipment,
home made feed basket, fi varieties of
corn, 3 varieties of sweet potatoes,
thrashed wheat and oats and sheath of
each, 3 varieties of cane seed, 12
stalks of sorghum; hay crops?unhal
e.d, burr clover, red clover, Japan
clover, alfalfa, native vetch, hairy
vetch, Bermuda, rape, Japan millet,
German millet, crab grass; baled hays
?shucks, wheat straw, sorghum, pea
hulls; 2 varieties of turnips, tomatoes,
spring and fall Irish potatoes, salsify,
2 varieties of beets, :? varieties of
beans, 2 varieties of onions, cabbage
and collards, mustard, carrots, pars
nips, egg plant, sorghum syrup, 3 va
rieties of fancy gourds, sun flower, 2
varieties of dahlia, 2 kinds of pepper,
2 kinds of roses, cape jesnminc, ferns,
Japan pears, Pinson apple, winter ap
ple, chufas, 2 kinds of watormclon,
pumpkin, winter squash, summer
squash, tallow, beeswax, section honey,
butter and eggs. Old hams, second
crop of grapes, 3 varieties of cane seed,
mole beans and sage, pomegranate,
winter grapes, large hornet nest, wasp
nest and three moss, hand knitted
Sour encumber pickle, canned beans,
green tomato chow Chow, sweet goose
plum pickle, sweet Japan plum pickle,
sweet peach pickle, sour Japan plum
I Pickle, white canned peach, yellow
canned pencil, pear, Japan Plum, seed
ed damsons, Niaiara grapes, blackbor
rl08, tomatoes, peach marmalade, fig
marmalade, muscadine vinegar.
Corn and Tomato Clubs.
The corn and tomato club girls had
(?Continued On Pago Ten.)
MOVING PICTURE ( IIASK.
Negro Arts Queerly nt Fair Grounds
und Officers Tr) to Arrest Him when
Exciting Chase Follows,
Imemdiately after the close of tho
arena exhibits at tho fair grounds
Friday evening, Sec. Tower noticed a
suspicious looking negro man stand
in? near Iiis improvised desk. When
Mr. Power walked up the negro ino\
ed away, but going, away and return
Ing several minutes later Mr. Power
discovered the negro there again. 11?
asked the negro what lie was doing
leafing uround the desk and told him
to move off. Mr. Power followed him
around the grand stand toward the
, bridge that crosses tho Little river.
! Passing by Policeman Langston, Mr.
, l ower called him and pointed out the
negro. The negro, seeing that he was
about to be arrested began to run
ami Mr. Langston gave c hase. Cross
ing the bridge, the negi i passed Ru
; ral Policemen Sullivan and Wright,
i who also gave chase. They followed
hi.il on up the street until the negro
I almost ran into James Davenport, the
caretaker of the tire apparatus and
I ox-othcio policeman. Mr. Davenport
; Joined in the ( base an 1 followed the
! negro toward the center of the town.
Reaching West Daurens street, near
? Sanders D?ttling Works. Policeman
Dodson joined in, making quite a
1 little scene for a moving picture man.
The negro was finally caught near
MIntcr Company's store and carried
to tho police station.
When he was searched, a heavy iron
i ball was found resting in his right
hand and tied to his wrist. What he
was "up to" in hanging around the
clerk's desk at the fair grounds he
would not Bay, though it Is probable
: that he thought that money was kept
in the little box where Mr. Power had
beon dropping the entry tags and
that he could make away with it un
observed. He was tried before Mayor
< Dabb and given a thirty day sentence
1 on the gang for vagrancy.
BRINGING WHISKEY FROM CNION
Four Negroes Taken in Custody on
Their Way from Union to Lnurens
With Large Quantity of Con Whis
Fed Garrctt, Sam Garrctt, lU'iiry
Railey and Neen Cook, all Well known
denizens of the colored undc wo*! l In
Daurens. wore captured by She rift'
OwingS and Chief Bagwell Wednesday
night with a full supply of whiskey
which they were bringing from the
, t'nion dispensary to Daurens. In all
about Uftccn gallons of "Fans >."
were seized by the law officers. All
four of the negroes were arrested and
placed in the county jail to await trial
on the charge of transporting whiskey.
The officers had gotten wind of the
trip several hours before and had sta
tioned themselves near Wat's Mills to
intercept them. No trouble was had
In making the arrests.
It is thought that the negroes were
preparing to quench the thirst of
those fair visitors who could not be
Satisfied With softer lotions. The
"licker" was bottled up into several
denominations, gallons, halt's and
quarters, mostly quarters ready for
Immediate distribution. All of it now
is "ageing" in the little dark room
next to the sheriff's office.
Old McDanicI Home Burns.
Tho old "Dr. McDaniel house," sit
uated between Ekom and McDaniels
bridge, was totally destroyed by fire!
with all its contents about U:?,01
o'clock Thursday night. Mr. Edgar
Mc Dattel, who was occupying the
house at the time, was away from
home on an o'possum hunt when the
blaze started and did not ri ! im un
' til the house was almost gone. Out
side of a few small articles, nothing
1 at all was saved, the tire represent
I ing a total loss as no insurance was
carried. The origin of the tire is un
known though it Is supposed that it
was caused by rats gnawing upon
matches. No fire had been in the house
since noon of that day, so it could
hardly have been caused from care
lessness around the kit< hen.
Good Cotton Pick ill V,
Mr. Waiter Hendrlcks, who lives
near Cold Point, reports very crcdlta
ble cotton picking by two colored
? wages boys on his place. M. C. Hon?
dcrson ami Clarence Waldrop, seven
teen and nineteen years old respci
1 tively, picked each 495 pounds In one
j and one half days.
COli. CANNON INJURED.
Hones Broken when Ho \ttcmptod to
Alight from Moving Train Coming
?Col. John M. Cannon, the well
known attorney of this City and mem
ber of the staff of Gov. Dlonse, was
painfully Injured Thursday afternoon
when both bones of Iiis right leg were
broken just tibovo the ankle as lie at
tempted to alight from a moving train
of the C. & W. C. railroad near the
City l'ower house Mr. Cannon was
returning from Greenville and hold
in his hand several small paekaj-.es
which he was carrying home. When
the train slowed down to stop at the
crossing, Mr. Cannon decided to get
off to Bavo a long walk from the sta
tion back to his home. In getting
down the steps, one of the packages
which he was carrying became entan
gled in the railing and caused him to
lose his balance. He fell to the ground
with violence, breaking the two bones
above his right ankle. So severe was
the impact that one of the broken
bones projected itself out of the llcsh
for several inches.
lie was picked \?I> and immediately
carried to Jiis home, where the doc
tors reset the bones and dressed the
wound', ft'nco that t' ue he ha> heen
confined to his home but ha ; been
resting as well as could 1)0 expected
under tin- circumstances.
AN AI I.-DAY SI NCI.Mi.
Vor* Attractive Program lias Boon
Arranged for l)aj at Second Bap
tist Church, Nov.
On the first Sunday in November
there will be an all-day Blngillg at
the Second Baptist church of Damons.
The leaders in the movement state
that there will be an especially at
tractive program, which has been ar
ranged to make this all-day Binglug
somewhat different frohn the usual
l exercises of this kind. This change
j has been made in order to make the
day and the exercises of Interest to
I everybody. Besides the singim-, thorc
will be special prayer services dur
ing )ho clay. Members of other
church choirs and everybody are cor
dially invited to attend the singing
and all are requested to bring the
song books that are <;.->. .1 at their
churc h. Dinner will be served on the
church lawn. There will he many
;;ocid singers front till over the coun
ty presen; and the exercise:) will ho
lead by Mr. Morgan who lias been
teaching a singing sc hool a.: the S<c< -
on 1 Baptist church for the past two
Railway Mail Clerk Kxnminiltions,
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an upon com
petitive examination for r.ilway mail
Clerk November Iflth at all city de
livery offices in s. C. Competitors wilt
be examined in the following subjects,
which will have the -dative woigbto
indicated: spelling, 10; arithmetic, 20;
letter writing, 20; penmanship, lib;
copying from plain copy, 20; geogra
phy of the United States. 10.
The entrance salary to the railway
mail service is nine hundred dollars
per annum. Applicants must be IS
years old and not over :'.;">, and must
be f> feet and G inches height and
must weight at least CO lbs.
Cotton House Burned.
About twelve bales of seed cotton
quite a quantity of seed ami the house
in which all of this was stored were
totally destroyed by fn-e Tuesday
night on the place rented by Mr. VV.
II. Hamilton from Mr. It. A. Coopor.
When the lire was discove red by one
of the hands on the- place, it had al
ready gotten beyond control and noth
ing could be done to save any part
of the burning building or conte nts.
Mr. Hamilton carried partial insur
ance on the- cotton, but his net loss
will be quite heavy.
(?inner) Destroyed b) Klre,
The three-gin Monger system gin
nery of Mr. Duff Marlin, located
about live- miles from the city, was
totally destroyed by fire Tut iday af
ternoon, A bttlO of co-ton, owned by
a man of that community, was also
consumed by the flames. It is thought
that the blaze started from a match
left In the cotton, though this is only
surmise, No Insurance was carried, on
the plant, which Mr. Marlin had Just
finished paying for, so the loss falls
entirely upon tin- shoulder of the own
er* It is stated that the plan: cos!
FIRE IN ANDERSON
Two Firemen Lose l.Des When Con*
crete Mock Wall of Bitrnlmr Oarage
Anderson, Oct. Two dromon
were killed, an unidontlflod man u
thought to have lost his lifo, ami eight
other persons, four of them dromon,
were Injured, sonn- of them serious
ly, by the explosion kind resulting
lire caused In the public garage of A.
U Told shortly before midnight to
ulght, when Rbb I,ay ton of Spartan-'
" stru k a match to light the
lamps of his automobile while the
gasoline tank was being tilled.
Robert Dodd, Jr., and W. it Camp
bell are tho dead firemen. The body
Of an unknown man is believed to be
buried In the debris. Ii. C. Townsoud,
owner of the building, had his left
leg broken below the knee and so
crushed that it is likely amputation
will he necessary. Archie L, Todd,
proprietor of the garage and the ad
jaccnt ropalr shop, is badly burned
about the face and hands. Marshall
Smith. Tom Davis and Held Fowler,
firemen, with negro helper. Andrew
Johnson, and an unidentified b>
statuier, are in tho Anderson county
hospital suferlllg from burns and'
bruises. Mr. I .ay ton was severely
Striking of the match was Imme
dlatcly followed by an explosion and
this by a hurst of Unities which al
most instantaneously tilled the build
ing. The lire companion were seine
bow delayed in responding to the
alarm. Shortly after they had gone to
work one wall of the two story con
crotc block building collapsed, it was
by the falling of this wall thai Fire
men Dodd and Campbell were killed
and Mr. Townseild Injured.
TIlO building was located In the
heart of the city, and only one block
west of Main stiect.
Archie D Todd formerly lived in
Columbia, lie is a brother to Henry
S. Todd, a train dispatcher of the
Southern railway at Columbia. It. C.
Townsetid is Interested in two cotton
mills and other industrial enterprises
.11 pops poll XOVKMltP.lt rot in.
Court of Common Pleas to Com cue on
the Third of November to Continue
The .November term of the court of
common picas will convene Monday.
November 8rd, with Judge 0. W. R.
Slllppc on the bench. Juror;; WCI*0
drawn by t! e jury comtmissloii Thurs
day. The court is scheduled to con
tinue for one wcok, Tho following
jurors were drawn Thursday:
Rllic Owings, Dials.
Frank F. Stokes, Hunter.
I W. M. Pry son, Scufllctown,
lt. R. Teinplcton, Daurens.
D. B. SAvygcrt, Ijnurons.
J. II. Whltmirc, Hunter.
Brooks Fowler, Youngs.
W. B. Qlllntoil, Hunter.
B. P. Pnlton, Youngi.
('. B. Power. Daurens.
James R. Ropor, Sullivan.
I. R. Adalr, Hunter.
W. .1. Fleming, Sen etown.
W. R, Meng, Daurens.
Ii It Ahercromble, Youngs.
J. V It. Martin. Youngs.
It. W. Stuart, Youngs.
W. .1. Ball, Dials.
F. B. Clark, Youngs.
<!. N. BoOZCr, Cross 11 III.
I N. N. Nabors, Jacks.
J. M. Sumerel, Sulli an.
W. B, Cunningham. Lauren .
R, D, Holland, Scuflletown.
I. K, Willis, Dials.
T. D. Martin.
W. D. Stone, Wale: oo.
W. If. Turner, Cross Hill.
D. R. Henderson, DIiiIh.
John A. Davenport, Hunter.
J. J O'Dcll, Waterloo.
W. II, Monroe, Sullivan.
T. it Hill, Cross Hill.
W. II. I'.alent no, Sullivan.
.1 \V. Martin, Daurens.
I.. II D iv| I. on. Hunter.
Installing l ire Walls,
, Tim ^tore-rooms on tho we I side
of the square belonging to Mrs. J. 0.
C. Ploninlllg are und- rf:oin? several
changes. The two walla separating
the throe stores are being removed
am] fire-walls are being placed in their
stead. The roof i- also being taken
off and new sloping roof i. beim,'
I put on.
[$30 TO BE GIVEN
AWAY OCT. 25TH.
Tor Largest (Number of New
Subscribers by that Date.
IS YOUK CHILD
ON THE LIST?
Do not PHii) I nlrrlm. your Child's
Name. It is not Ncrcssiir) to ho u
Subscriber to The I.aureus tthor?
User to Kilter Contest. Seme t'hlld
will Hin (he Onind l'rir.e. Wit) not
The race for (he live dolini' gold
pieces is started and already grows In
teresting, Saturday night October 2JT,
IfMH, six Hille children will be undo
hap|iy by those special favors, Fivo
dollar!, is a nice little prize to win at
the siai i of the contest, and. although
the money is worth warklng for, It
will help to pul (liese children befoi'0
the public, It lid will help a grout deal
more towards winning one of ihn
large prizes limn the amount of money
Several people have sent in coupons
. nominating children of their friends,
ami have naked Tor subscription
booh;; in order to help 'he ones tlioy
The content has only just begun.
There i-i plenty of time to bring your
name in and gel started. While near
ly everyone Is working to: some child
I no one ha:< a big lead, ami illiyoilO
starting IIOW will have an easy tiino
' reaching the h ad set by the pre cut
The contest closes December 0, I0I5I
and not October 25. Thai date is not
for the closing of (he lists in Hie rilCO
for new subscriptions. 'Ihne live dol
lar gold pieces will be riven in each
district for the three children bring
ing in the highest nuinher of new sub
scriptions. Iteinoinber, there will b>>
three children in each district to ,vln
a live dollar gold piece each.
If von Intend to do anything in tho
contest fn about it at once Do nor.
let some of the other candidates reach
yoi?r friends Mid neighbors \MUW0
you do. Ii Is rather discouraging lo
approach a friend w bo-e assistance
I you IwiVC been counting on for >oiir
I own child only lo (lud that friend has
, been approached by some olln-r e a
dldale and has already subscribed or
j has promised to give their suhs< lp
1 i ion Inter on.
(Sol Into Immediate touch with your
friends either in person or by phono
or mail. Ask them to give you their
subscription, got a promise ami later
on gel Hie subscription.
Do not put this off, as it is one of
the most important detail; of tlx- rueo
ami demand:; immediate attention
There Is, 'tis said, a certain pi too
down below that is paved with rood
intentions. Also the "Valley of I'l'Ott.V
Soon" is while with the bleaching
bones of those who succumbed wbllo
j telling others that they were aboul n>
do sound so. Do not be one of thout;.
If your child is not already on tho
list, send the na I. . In at once and call
lo see Mrs. Joyce ; t the Contest Oillco
in Chniinbor of 'Commerce Doom, Kn
lerprlse Hank llulldlng. <let a sub
scription hook and the necessary in
formation on how to go to work to
win. There Is n great deal more than
you think for in systematic organ)/ -
'ion. Von cannot hope lo win alono
I In thin race. Clot all your friend ln
tere led, It i surprising lo mo I peo
ple how fast the voles aeon.'ii ii la In
when Ihey have a few oi their rrl n i I
Interested. Everybody is going lo >vo k
for -oiiio child, why nol yours,
|)0 llOt deceive yourSCll with tho
t of Hi (it if you go oul one day and
are successful in getting subscrip
tions, you can rcisl on your oars in?
I ha I n nee of the week. Some om el e,
elate,] nl their access, will only work
the harder m xi day, i nd on all i n i
ing .lays, and you will be jefl far be
hind. You are not aloni |ii this race
by any means, and In order lo win
you um i be a litth more ambitious,
just a little moi e em rgol lo lhah ny
one el. ??
You havi until <"> O'f h . k Saturday
lilglil, Oct. L'.'i, l!>i:5, to )?(?( your no y
subscriptions Into the rontosl oflVce.
The noptoi t i. for a!! el ildn n undi i'