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-OUEXX LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY,, OCTOBERK21, 1914.NMER1
COUMIY FAIR LARG[L
Barring the Collapse of
'the Day Was a Gre
PastJave Been Lar
Barri t!ill fortiu'late collapse of
the grandsLt md ye tert'ay morniig, the
annual Leur.is cc anty fair was a
CoMi'ete su 'ie. While the crowd
was possibly ntot as inrge as previous
years, as wits to .ave! been expected
on accour ' af the p'stponemcnt, an
imecnse rumber of people were here
from ill nyel the county and adjoining
counties to cnjoy the day and to study
the exhhis. The streets and the fair
grounds were crowded all day long
and it was not until late in the day did
they leave for home. The exhibits,
taken as a whole, equalled those of
last year and tilden. individually sonic
.of this year'. exhibits were 'much su
pericr to t'aie o' last year. For in
stance., 'the a.il 'exhibits, the agri
cultuaral exli..>its, and the swine ex
hibita were li better than last year.
The poultry ant I heep departments
h.howed a elhIct falling off. .The ring
exbibits Wetre in many respects eqqial
to and superiol to ptst exhibits and
talren as a wnol apre very creditable.
Of unusual qi-ality this year was the
agricultimral' depaeatment. Here were
gathere toro'itr as fine specimens of
vegetsbles a,-d other edibles as could
be desired by thQ, most fastidious. Of
partfcular merit were thd exhibits of
peas, potatoes, turnips and peanuts.
The cleaned peas were pronounced at
being as pretty as any seen at any of
tho.larger state fairs. Here also were
several flne pumpkins, watermelons
and other like articles. Taken as a
whole, the. exhibit of table products
was very commendable and went far
to prove the claim that the Laurens
county farmer can live at home if lie
The School Pageants.
As is usual on county fair occasions
the part played by the schoo-ls proved
one of the most attractive features.
This year was "pageant year." Each
schop) participating represented some
historicpI'leynt, a state in the union
or some country, There were thirty
one 4ifferent schopl represented and
not one of I..hm failed to make a cred
itable showing, Blue ribbons were
awarded to the Pirst four best exhibits
OlIS red ribbons to the next two. The
four ribbon winners were as follows:
.Teth Grade, Laurens city echools,
"dofumbia and Her Attenddnts";
" 'imy Court'-Owings, "Massacht..
lo i&Ure6ns Milt, "Alaska".
The winners of the red ribbons were
-1irst grade city schools, "Holland';
~Prospeot, "North and South Dakota"
ftther 'pageants in the parade wer'e:
Sandy Springab "IoWh",
Woodrow WBebnI "Rhode Island".
Hickory 'J&'ern, "North Carolina".
Long Branch, "New Jersey".
Summer Bros. Garage, "Michigan".
F'our Laurens Girl., "Souh Caro
The graded'sclool Xageants were as
05rst grade. "Ho!lland".
Beon gra'be, "Japan.".
Secn'khd fourth grades, "Belgium"
. (Death of Aged Lady.
Mhiss Selina Stribling, sister of Mr.
Warren Stribling, died a~ the home of
'the latter S'aturday and wps buried at
the Laurens cemetery Sunday after
noon, Rev. J. RI. T. Jajor conducting
the services. Miss Stribling was in
the 86th year ,of her age. She was a
consecrated Christian woman and
highly esteemed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her brothersMr.
. Warren Stribling, of this place, and
Mr. Jeff Stribling of the EIkom sec
tion, besides other relatives.
Owings For'al 'Show.
Trho annual Owings Floral Show
will be held November 6th, to which
th'e public is invited; This is an an
nual event which attractn flower y-_
the Large Grand-Stand,
it Success. Crowds of the
ger, But Many People Were
'i'hiird grade, "Turkey".
Fourth grade, "'iiiia".
Fifth grade, ".1ohn 13ul and hII,,
Sixth grade, "Porto Rico".
Sixth and Seventh grades, "Italy".
Seventh grade, "Mexico".
Eighth grade. "Brazil".
'Ninth grade boys, "Russia".
Ninth grade girls, "Switzerland".
Tenth grade, "Uncle Sam and Iliss
Oolumbia," escorted by the Boy Scouts
Laurens mnill school, "Alaska".
Parcels Post Exhibit.
D. M. Norwood, assistant postnas
ter, had one of the most interesting
exhibits on the fair grounds in his Ipar
cels post booth. Here were many
packages made up by Laurens mer
chants which could be sent to farin
ers on adjacent rural routes at a very
small charge. -e displayed contain
era now being nanufactured for every
kind of article for shipment, fiom
eggs to oysters. Mr. Norwood had
figures to prove that it was cheaper
to order by parcels post than to come
all the way to town to buy in person.
Tomato Club Booth.
The tomato club booth was to the
ladies and many men the most import
ant department. This was in charge
of Miss Jayne Garlington. Here were
shown the excellent samples of
canned fruits and vegetables put ul)
by the tpmato club girls and the
housewives of the county. Many and
varied were the articles shown here.
Miss, Garlington also had here a few
biscuits made fron cotton seed flour
with, table accompany them showing
,that..they havl much more notritive
value than wheat biscuits. The model
home in this department, built largely
by Mr. Desaussure Franks attracted
a great 4eal of attention as its merits
justified. Occupying a prominent place
in this model home picture was the
T , mention all of the commendable
ext bits at this tkme would tax the
space of the paper, for there' were
many of unusual merit. The full list
of prize and premium kinners will be
made public by The Advertiser as soon
as a complote record $I wpie by the
A story of the county fair would not
be complete without something being
said about the splendid 6rder. There
was not any drunkenness or rowdyism
pn the groUndq 9r .treote during the'
'whole day. While Chief Dagwell had
his force on handto meet any emier
gency, policemen wore hot floessary
except to direct trafti,
"Jud" Langston, Who had a big part,
inl helpin~g things along, last night
called up~ The Advertiser to say that
tl "big wide space" ought to be given
to the Boy Scouts in distributing hon
ors of the day. And he is right, TPhe
scout boys Were there all day and
were invaluable. Especially following
the collapse of the grand-stand did
they do valiant service. With their
long "pikes" they kept the crowds
back and assisted materially in ren
dering aid to the injured.
President ilyrd, General Manager
Watts, Sturetary Power, Ring Direc
tor W. )A Mc'Cuen, and their assist
ants were 6%m the job evpry minute of
the day tuna deserve great credit for
the way in which the exhibition went
oe rtown miles around and this year's
exhibit is expected to ,equai or .excel
last year's exhibit.
Operation, at fespttal.
tMiss Fannie 'Poole, who has been
attending JAnder College, was operat
ed on last Monday for appendicitIs.
The operation was peortmed by Dr.
Pryor of Chester aba 'Was Vet'y' -suc
cessful. Yesterday Miiss Poole was
resting well, Shi, 'baa 'lieen liick in
Greenwood for gov'eril 'dys 'and 'on
Monday was brought over to the Lau
rons Couty Uosliitdl Where th'e oyber
ation was ;tlfo'd.il
Mossrs. Caries diosoldy, 'Juties Todd
John Watts, 0. W. Shell and Frank
C.aino motored to Spart~pbua'g Satur'
day to witness 'the Wof'ford-Dagi'dsen
AT -COMTY FIR
Scores Injured But No Fa
Justi as the Exhibit of Live Seoek in
file Rilg Began, the Long Stand
IWent Down. Miraiculous Escape by
Many. Fair Coittiiueld to ,ts Con
Full enjoyment of the county fair
yesterday was largely anarred by the
collapsd or the newly built. grandstand
just at the beginning of the exhibition
in the show ring. Almost filled to
capacity -w!.h its human burden, the
large fraiie structure weakened and
without a moment's warning crashed
to the ground with its precious load.
Wild confu on reigned-for a few mo
Iments while tnose who escaped injury
rushed to the rescue of those lying on
top an( between the heavy timbers.
scores of people were at first unable
to free themselves without hel) and
numbers wrce seriously injured. For
some time A was thought that several
perpons hwa been killed and many
considered it a miracle that more se
rious results had not followed. As it
was about half a ozen people were
very seriously though not fatally in
jured and any more suffered -painful
The more seriously wounded are
Mr. Means inight, of Barksdale Sta
tion. leg broken and bones shattered;
Mrs. J. I. Sanders, internal injuries;
Mr. W. 11 Barksdale, rib broken;
Royes Todd. young son of M-. 1). E.
Todd. of Iizrksdale Station, calf of
leg hadly lacerated and chin cut; .John
Glenn, about egibt years of age, head
and back inlired; Mrs. Sai Williams,
of Ekom, in.iry in the back; Mrs. Joel
S'mith, Watlerloo, ligaments in the hip
loosened and other internal Injuries;
Mrs. J. R. Ellis. Laurens, shocked and
internal injuries; Cal Bryson, 14 years
of age, leg broken; Harold Hudgens,
young son of Mr. J. M. Hudgens, Lau
rens, three ribs broken and painfully
Among those who were less serious
ly injured are: Miss Flora Bennett, of
Lauiens; Mies Bernie Wallace, teach-*
er of Poplar Springs school; Miss An
nie Bell Jo dan. of Donalds, teacher
of IIlplI school; Louis Solomon, son
f Mr. Wiil.am Bolonion, lAurens; a
rall son of Mr V. 1. 1a(que; TRobert
8ulivih m of Mr. 3. G. Sulliven;
Miss Louis Richardson, of Mountville;
Wyfttt Waldrep, Laurens; Mrs, J. T.
Satterwhite and child; Morris Comp
tdh, A y6ung boy, Laurens Mill: daugh
ter of Mr. Ben Dutffy, of Watti Mills.
There were a number of others
wounded wlo left for their homes be
fore any recorud of the-m could be se
cured. This list, hoWever, about cov
ers the seriously injured.
Vaslous estimates have been made
as to the number- of people on the
granvl-stand wh.:n it fell, but the nuni
ber must have been between '750 and
1,000 com'o'(d mostly of women and
children. Norris Compton, the little
Laurens Mwill boy, was the only one so
far known ua derneath the stand.
where ust'aily a large number of peo
pie rest. H~e eget~ped with minor in
juries. Luamber was lifted from off
a demolished baby carriage by rescu..
ers immediiatcly after the crash with
great trepidatio9, hut there was a sigh
of relief when it was found that th'e
little one had been taken out and~ *a's
safe in its mother a arms. The b'aby
oarrihge was completely dethohlished,
as were many other tlhings under
ueathi. John A Pranks, te 'carriage
dealcr, had an excellen't display of his
'Wares h'ere, but h'e suhtained but lit
11-e injury, the toti~h 'liaterial in his
goodis Witistnding 'the strain admil
ire absence oif more serious in
iftrin to the odeupants of the grand
stand' 'is nye:ibed to the fact that it
f6il wviih -a alanting movement, rather
than directly d.wward. The collapse
Was hlot dlue to any, breakage in thb
timber. but to weakness in the struc
ture itself. When the tall camne. the
whole stan I ciumpled\to one side and
foIl' flrat.' Those on thxe stand exer
cised presece of mind and raised
their hands 'and feet. so that they
would not toet caught Motwenn the thm
MiS. .1011N W. FOWLER DEAD.
Well Kn(win Lad11y 1 Passes Away Near
3M1. Plew.Ini (m 31onday.
Nir . .Jolv W. Vowler, tie wife of a
well ilnov-! ,nI well-to-do farmitier of
the 'It. PI I se tiiott of till- eoun,
tY 10(ed awatV her hiollie last Mon
day aternt~r.litr end waIsnou
exi"'ld tet.he h beetn in very bad
P1:11h forlasonthls and gr-adual
ly 2, tVu -a- tai im iil the cnd cai last
( C"'V. Mtr'. -Pw ler w:-s .\Ji:s .o
se! ''e le s 1-:fo e r m1:11 ri.gv.
lieshles lr husbad she is surlviven
by live daitr 'is follov..s: Alrs. Troy
\i0ot Ao. M es i J l i en ile, A da
atndi 01na F-'. le. Airs. Fowler was a
woirant of many adiirable traits and
numbettred .or. fr;enlds by the hundreds
She v:as a cons.:crated Christian and
a Imtemtber of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist
ch r bi. The b'rill took place at tle
ult. Pleasnt. ch.irch cenetery and the
services vtre conducted by Rev. J. A.
DEATH OF S. E. RAY.
Well Known Railroad Man Dies Very
Suddenly at his Hone.
Mr. Sbmneon E Ray died very sud
denly at his home in this city last
Thursday evening. Heart failure is
given as the catuse of his death. The
day the end came. Mr. Ray appeared
in his ustea: good health and was at
his post W' during the day. le re
turnd houwl at the usual hour and
shortly after his- arrival he passed
Mr Ray has been the regular flag
man at the depot crossing for many
years and alwa'-s did his duties well
and raithfully. He was a Confederate
veteran ard his record during the war
was ant adn;Table one. For about sev
enteen years he has been a resident
of this vIPy. la-sides his wire and
one dautghter, Mrs. Ross Beard of
Florence, ie leaves hundreds of
frields to moton his departure.
Mr. 1ira Barre I-4 Dead.
A death of prectiiar sadness was
that of Mr. Ira Garre, which occurred
at the hor.e of his parents last Wed
nesday eveni-g. Mr. Barre had been
in very iII health for many months
and suffcred or g and bravely -before
the end car re. Mr. Barre was thirty
six years of age and has been a resi
dent of this city for many years. He
is the oldest son of Rev. W. E. Barre
of this city. Phouzlh very unassiming
he has mr-de anany friends throughout
Laurens %1-o join in the family's grief.
To funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at the 'Laurens
cemetery lby the Rev. 3. R. T. Major
of tne First Methodist church, of
which he nr.ag a member, .,
1110 SALE ON.
11. Terry IN% Put Large Stock on the
Market at Reduced Prices.
The lar,ge stock of dry goods, no
tions, shoes Ctc., of H. Terry has been
put on sal., at reduced prices. The
mammnothi sale is In charge of Mr. M.
H. Whitehtotuse, who represents the
American Speocial Sales and Salvage
Company of Wishington, D. C. Trho
sale opened yesterday and ai im
mnense cron d was5 present for the op
ening hourn and throu'ghout the day.
The sale v.'1l last for eleven days.
Evangelist .'. \V. Littles, of Marsh..
ville, N. C., Ts conducting a series of
revival services uttder a tent on
F'eming street, near the Laurens Cot
ton Miifi. The services began Satur
da' 'night and will continue for some
'tame. The public is invited to attend.
bers. In this way they saved them
Rescuerers rushed to the assistance
of the fallen and injured and in a short
time all the injured had been removed.
Phyv'ician~ vere on the, ground and
they gave immtediate assistance. Own
ers of autc'robiles put them at the ser
vice of the fair offieers and al lof the
injured were carried to the Julia Irby
san'trariumn to the offnecs of the phty
siclans or to private homes. Nothing
was left utndono which mi'ght have
addedi to their' comfort.
0- er -, such an occurrence put
a certal. saimper on the fair, hut as
the (lay wore on and assurance was
given that, there had been on fatalities
the latrge crnwd sutcceeded in partly
dismi-'sing It from their mntds and
the exhibi:ion continued to a success
ingc Ihaggot, 'io Appenrl in Twielvo
Different Holes fin ote( Featujre.
The e.(perimnlts con(ducted in con
junlctionl witih mloving picltures during
recent years are( 11OW begini ing to
hear fruit, as is (learly illustratend inl
the recent innovation proluved by
tIle Vniver.ml ill Com In:1y ai'
Shown in 1)1( tilrs at the Idle I llur to
llorrow-Th u rsday.
'I'lis liew anii 1nov l plro(lutilol is
only two reels inl Ilngih hlnn it is inn
tiiated that the cost of th saimle is
farl, inl excess of tihe average five
reeler produced. Its novelty alon1
should stimul i n t e r lii'est In so farI' as
it. has opened u1p a new field inl tine
prodigious industry and has shown
the manufacturers that they are still
in their swaddling clothes.
The production which it is said will
revolutiQnize the industry Is called
"uShadows," and( the treatment Is
unique in many ways. First of all,
the entire play is enacted by one nian
The action is complete in all de
tail, and the audience is thrilled with
the punch and sispense that the plot
contains. The cust Is made tp or
twelve characters, each and every
one portra d by King Daggott him
self. That s to say, the whole piece
is acted and played by this one man.
When it is renenbered that many
things can be done in an Ingenious
way with the present picture camera,
one can see the possibility of produc
ing a picture in which one man plays
all the roles. The difficult thing, how
ever, is the infinite care in timing
the action so that when the person
playing two and even tree -parts will
definitely show the true action and
not in any way look grotesque.
In "Shadows" King Baggott is al
ways on the screen twice at the same
tiie and in a great niany cases three
tilies. In order to accollplish this,
it was necessary to time every bit of
action inl such a way that it would
be absolutely smooth anal rythinic.
Furthermore, llaggot had to keep
continuially changing his make upl) to
suit the various charnacters in which
The taking or "Shadows" consumed
over three months, and as the action
is such that it depend ipon a dif
ferent locale and imany different sets
one can understand the reason for the
great length of time for a play of this
This wonderful and novel picture
will be shown at the Idle Hour
tomorrow afternoon and night.
SHORI' BUT SWEET.
Great Football Game Between P. C.
and Laurens Ended In Fight.
The foot-ball game, which was to
have been played in the Garlington
pilasture, Friday afternoon between a
team composed of Laurens young men
and the Presbyterian College pig-skin
artists, began with a rush at four
o'clock in the afternoon and ended in
a general melee a few minutes after
wards, Observing the exhortation of
President Woodrow Wilson to be neut
ral in present conflicts, The0 Adver'
Usier will not attemplt to state
whlich side was at fault in the row
whichl took pllace, for featr of being ac
cused of "taking sides8." Anyway, the
Clinton boys charged that one of the
Lauirens players had threatened be
fore the game to "miake thlings hot"
for the collegians and that lhe attempt..
ed to carry out his threat, whlereupon
they withdrew from the game. On the
othlers side, however, the Lauerns play
ers claim thlat the Clintonians had
the head of the after-4nentioned local
player "imprisoned" in the muid and
grass On the sloppy field and was
using "third degree" measures to put
him out of the gamne, whereupon they
assumed the offensive. At any rate,
tine game ended in a squabble son af
'Sundey School Rally.
October (bth has been selected as
the date fo" Rally Dlay at the First
Methodist Sulnday School. Rally Day
last year w' a wonderful success and
thle officers of the Suinday school hope
that tIs one will 'he even more sulc
cessful. 1Everybody is most cordially
invited to come on this Sunday.
An infant Dlies.
The infar.t haby of Mr. and Mirs, W.
Rt. 1U'chey. Jr.,, died ea tile home of its
parenlts last Tuesday andl~ wa's bui'ed
at the Laurenis Cemetery on Wednles
day Th'leir many fr'iends sympathlize
m115' dheely with thoem in thoe lnos
Advocates of Total Elimi.
AIIentes ofTotaal El imiinon (hat rgl
1Th01y liii not Ph A ladl a 1 -'it F iearinig,
llue b lored uI I 31II onday
Nhitit. 11111 Sent to Seniate.
Coluilai . Oet. I-The IIost Isn
I'ortanlit bill of thle session was pre
s(lled lonight. It Is the 25 million
dolhtr li bond proposition submitted by
the special coimtittep, in bothIt the
Iloltse and Senate.
Iere are tlthe essential fea tu1'res of
the mneasure that overshadows any
thing yet offered.
Section 1. T hat the State of South
so Ituclh he niecessary in 5 per cent
coupon1 bond.,; carrying interest front
the (date of Issue, payable anually, for
a term of five years and with the op
tion to call the said bonds or any
portion thereof .by number for pay
ment at any time; maid bonds to be
issued in form and manner as the
purposes hereinafter set forth; pro
vided trat the question of issuing the
said 'bonds be submitted to the qualil
fled electors of this State at the next
general election on the third day of
November, 191,1, for the consent of
the people of the State; that at said
election there shalI be provided a
suflicient number of ballots as fol
"For the issuing not exceeding
$25,000,000 In South Carolina coupon
iOnds to he exchange'l for or. loaned,
upon cotton by thle 'Statte, 'esi'il and
a su citent number of ballots shall bo
provided as follows:
"For the issuing of not (xceeding
$25.000,000 in South 'arolina cotpon
l'onds to be exchanget for or1 loaned
upon cotton 1)y the state 'n1o'. Only
suchlt notice of said election shall bo
required and extended by advertis
ment as may be peacticable after the
passage of this net. That in caso
'wo thirs of the quialilied electors of
this State voting ont tho question of
sa.'.d issue shall vote 'yes' then the
sald bonds shall be issued as provided
In this act.
Section 2. Provides that the bond.
shall be in denominations of $50,
$100, $500, $1,000 and that the form
of the bonds shall be provided by
the state sinking fund commission.
There is provided that the cotton
token in exchange for the bonds shall
l'e pledged for the payment of the
sa.me and Interest and that all for
feiture fines and interests collected
on the bonds shall be held by the
State Treasurer, for the paynent of
Section 3. Provides that the sink
mgi fund conmtis'sion shall turtn the
bonds over to the State treasurer and
that the bonds are to be exchanged
for cottoni produced in South Caro
Pna, evidenced by receipts from
bonded or state managedl ware
houses. The sinking fund comumis
elon shtall deliver warrants in the
sutm rep~resentedl by the value of thte
cotton at ten cents per pound on the
basis of middling, the price of the
lower gradles to be fixed by the sink
ing fund commission, The persons
receivirig the warrants shtall be the
producer8 of the cotton or the own
ers of the land upon which It was
produced and the holder of the war
rant shall deposit in cash with thte
sinking fund commission ten per cent
of the face of such 'warrant to be
held in the State treasury for the
purpose of paying interest (in the
bonds and expenses,
Section 4. Provides that upon the
delivery of notes subject to such
rules and regulations as the sinking
fund commission may 'prescribe that
notes rmay be given payable two
years after date with five per cent.
interest and the cotton to be used
as collateral. On these notes it In
also reqtuired that a cash. paymenit of
10 per' cent of face shalt 1be paid( to
thte state treasutrer to cover thte in
terest in advatnce. the toan to be
made on tlte basis of 9 cents per
potund for' mliddling cotton upon the
delivery of the note antd the paymeotlt
of 10 pe(r centt of the face for inter'est
ando ex penses5 the malm r (of the ntotena
(Continuted on Patge Itigt.)