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VOLUME XXXI. LUNSSUhCAONAWINED',SEPTEMBER 15, 1915. NLWp I
ANNUAL COUNTY FAMR
ONE MONTH Off
To be Held on October
ALL OLD OFFICERS
Meeting.of Oficers and I nterested Cit
Izens wvas Held in (bhe Court House
Friday Afternoon and Plans Laid
for the Annuit Exhibition of [.au.
Apparently optimistic over the pros
pects of a revival of prosperity in
this county the coiing fall, the citi
zens who mlet in the court house Fi
(lay afternoon to discuss the county
fair voted unanimously to reepat the
annual event and to give it. the sil)
port and encouragement wliqih its
great value to the county justifled.
The meeting was called to order by
Mr. W. 1). Byrd, president of the fair
association. After stating the cause
of the meeting, lie called for nomina
tions Of ofilcers for a temn porary or
ganization. ,Mr. I. Terry was nomin
ated afid elected chairman of the
meeting and he presided over its de
liberations ii a very acceptable man
ner. Friday, October 1 5th was decid
ed upon as the most suitable date.
Considerable ardor and entlusiasi
was shown by dilifereit citizens when
called uponl to express their views as
to the beneflis and advantages of the
fair. Nir. John A. Pranks spoke a
fewv words endorsing the fair idea,
saying that, he thought it, a great. ben
eilt to the city and county, anI fu rth
er that it, might 1)e stretched out into
a two-day event. Ie endorsed the
Past management of the association
and said that a mistake would be made
should there be a change in the of
ficers. Capt. J. M. Phil pot endorsed
the fair, saying it was a fine thing for
the town and county. "I aim ii favor
of it", said Mr. It. F. Fleming. Mr.
W. R. McCuen said the same. Capt.
J. W. Tanford, of Lanford Station, said
he was glad to see the movement con
tinued. lIe said the peoplle'in the
countri'y districts wanted tle fair held
and tinhat they would give it their st)
port. Mr. Clare'nce Kennedy saild lie
th1ought it a tine tling for tle city
'nd county. Mr. John Switzer said
he was "for it" strong. So. did Mr.
Ed Blakeley. Supt. of EIducation J.
IT. Sullivan gave it. his cordial en
dlo'sement. and so did Mr. leo. L. lifts,
who was present at the meeting. On
hefmalf of the fair association Mr. Byrd
expressed appreciation for the assur
ances of support and spoke briefly
ans to the alims and ideals of the fair
promoters. ITo said that the mission
of the county fair was educational and
that amusement though of value in YAI
proper place, wvas not contemiplafed
in the plans of the fair's founders. He
t old of the reputation wihichi the Lau
rens County fair hadl in fair' circles
of . eing the only successful one of its
k nd, whe(rc cheap amiusemuent was not
depended uipont to attract visitoers. Mr.
J1ohn D). W. W'at ts, general ~u penrin
f.C1~endti a lso ;okek a few words in
tpirecunt in (.U . p1edaes of suippoi
rayinig that na (oiunty farm demon(4i
drter~i hei was :4f the seri(e of the
peope of t he couty and1 tha if was
in fthir intered(~I that I he was working.
lHe urigeud thinela support of the rfair,
somgestinug t hat the bankers, in t.;e
n ith thle ir'I!i(i alrad expreUI (desir
to- a 1d in rIomiot inii storck raising ini
diistr'y, offer' prizes to at 1mitlate in ll
v'idhtfal formiers to efforts along this
Ele'ct hon (f Officer!.
All of the formuer officers were
utnaninmously re-elected, as follows:' W.
P. Byrd, Pres., C'. A. Power, secretary
and TFreosurer; Jlohn D. W. Watts,
General Manager. Vice PresIdents
were elected as follows: D~r. 11. K.
Aiken, Dr. J. H-. iller, Mr. WV. P. l1ar-'
ris, Mayor JTas. RI. opeland, of Clin
ton. Capt. J1. W. Lanford.
Mr. WV. D. flyrd 'and'DLr. H. K. Aiken
were appointed a committee to solicit
prizes' for exhibits and the following
were named to solicit fundls: Tp the
city of Lauirebs, Messrs. T. C. Switzer,
Albert Dial, XAllie Lee, W, R. McCuen;
Outside ihe 'City of TAurensR, Messrs
H~omer NTnry, Jaus. R. Copeland, B. 11.
Bloyd, W.'O. Wharton, J. 0. Smith, .
N. T.a'k, '3, T. Peden, Joe Hunter, 'i.
Ki Maa~~e 3.-Y. 13rvan. John en i'.
NEW PLAN TO (AltE
FOR SICK CONTICTS
State Penitentiary to Extend Use of
lospital and Medical Service to
Columbia, Sept. 9-hrlie State. pelli
tentlary will hereafter extend to the
counties the use of Its hospital and
the services of its medical staff to
care fbr sick and disabled convicts
from 'the chain gangs free of charge if
the supervisors of the couanties will
agree to pay the penitentiary :;0 cents
a day for fceding ,each such convict
committed to its care. The board of
directors of the state pelliteltlary ar
rived at this decision at their meeting
iu Columbia last Wednesday. In a
statement i.sued by tihe board it is set
out that the depletion of the revenues
of tie penitentlary make it necessary
to ask the county supervisors to pay
for dieting skk and disabled convicts
from the county chain gangs Who
"cannot perform productive labor for
the state penitentlary."
"When such convicts regain thdir
health they (an be returned to the
chain gang in the county from which
they came," the statement continues.
The action of tile board of directors
is regarded by those in touch with the
situation as providing an arrangement
eminently fair to both the counties
and the penitentiary. [TUder existing
laws tile county supervisors have the
right to take away from or- send back
to the penitentiary such convicts as
they see fit. This fact. is brought out
in an opinionl given the state board of
charities and corrections b)y Attorney
General Peoples. The decision of the
hoard of (Iirectors of tie penitentiary
to ask tile counties to pay for the
feeding of convicts untit for labor re
turned to tile instiltion by tile Super
visors was caised by tile fact that tile
low price of cotton last year has
brought tile funds of the penitentiary
to a low ebb.
Slek and Disabled.
The situation of sick an(d disabled
convicts in tie camps of tile county
chain gangs has worried Governor
Manning no little. During tile last
few m1onths lie has recelved a number
of requests to parole convicts ol the
county chain gangs for no other reason
thanAthat they were sick. Such re
quests for parole camte from Newberry
for a convicts infected With sypilis,
from Fairtleld for a tuberctular con
viet., from ('olleto for a tiiberlcular
convict, from Richlanud for a tuber
cular convict, from Orangeburg for
an Injured convict, from Ilorry for a
conviet ick withi some disease not
vtated In the letter asking- that he he
Lyceum Course This Year.
Several eiterprising gentlemen
With a vlew of fu rIlishing high class
musical entertainments and lectures
during the coming season, have tenta
tively contracted with the Alkahest
Lyceum bureau for a series of attrac
tions to be given in Lauren.u during
the Iinter season a will com mence
the sale of tickets in tihe immliediate
fulurei. The 'at tract ions wi ch they
have ini mind are0 repmutedi to be of a
hi 'her order t han any lyceunm at trac
buos that 1n ve' ever appca red In Lau
1(en4. Jhmble h ent' n 1401Iicklets wi be
s;old for $ 1.001 and1( 111ngle season tickets
for $2.50, .\ cami.as viii have to he
amiit befiore it is delelW'y dec4idedd
V. lii !i I04 t(on li s 4 i %iilP u
rice withI lbut slight. 4;et-hacksl( duiring
the' alst few dily . Midlinug (0ol0on
brohught 9:l-.i on thle local market yes
terdIay w1%ithi a few sales noted.
C.M. Fulle(r4, Geo. A. lurownuinug, .1 r.
On the adivertlsing commut tee were
appoinitedi Messrs WV. L~. Taylor, Allie
L~eo and WV. W. Harris.
TPho executive commit tee, consisting
'f one1 1man1 from each townashlip, will
be namedt in a fewv days by tho ipres
Aft r the meeting several of the
"leading spir'its" discussed the pires
pects informally and the unanimous
opinion seemed to be0 that the 1915
fair will bo a gt'eat sticcess. Oni ac
contt of the new interest being taken
in dliversifled farming, one thing that
bisa dilwys 'beon str'ossed in the fair
exhlitbits, an'd the need for further
W.ork, along this lino, it is hoped and
expected that the'ijeople of the'denh~
'ty will take miore interest this 'tr
' hiArn ,thv'ha dao'#vE dae~ boate.
S[PT[B[R 25TH TO
Plans Have Been Pet on F
Stock Meeting Ever Hel
Long and Three Expert!
Following several addresses made at
thie farier's meeting in the court
house Saturday in the interest of bot
ter nar'kcting and more live stock
raising, It was decidud to al'.i a inreat
:neet,nv of farmersu and bisnesst nr.n
to be held In L taurens on Saturday
September 18th when Secretary, Long
and three Clemson college experts
w4.Il bo present to make addr1sues and
give individual advice as to the best
methods to be pursled iII building up
tile live stock industry. The decision
to hold (Ihis gr':It meeting was reach
ed after Mr. N. B. D3ial, who recently
visted tile west, had Imade an address
in, which lie pointed out tihe advan
tNges for live stock raising in this
Collilty and had read a letter from
.Ni r. W. W. Long stating his willing
'less to coie here inl tile interest of
the farmers. Saturday was selected
because it is a day on which most
farmers can attend, as many or them
coie to the city on that (lay anyway.
The mleeting will probably b)e held in
the iotirt house at-d will begin aboCitI
iriday's illecting wias not ,largely
attended, but file lack of numbers was
made ill for in tile irterest displayed.
The Illeeting Wats presided over by Mr.
John 1). I. Watis, coui1ty farill (10111011
strator. Ile stated that its purpose
was to discuss marketing and any
other subject. of interest to Ile farm
e rs. Discusslon o1. the market Ing
qluestion was entered into by .\Nr.
Watts, All'. W. 1). Byrd and .111r. I. Y.
Culbertsol. The out comle of this dis
cussion was the appointment. of a
committee of threo to make a canvas
of the City of Laurens, and other
towns of the county if.thought leces
sary, to estimate local consumption of
farm products and estimate what
qlualnittis could be gatlered for ship
ment. The committee was also em
powered to make a report on tle pos
silble outlets for local farm products.
This comm111ittee Is Composed of Mr. .1.
T11. Peden, Gray Court; Capt. .1. W. Lan
ford, Lanford Station; and Mr. ilomier
Moor'e, of thle Tri nity-Ridge -ection.
'i'ley will report at Ille meeting on
.IIOTI'Vl LI: 811000l OPEI-NNG,
(Commnlun ity3 Sauddenied by Delt i . Mr.
A lly Rrysmonl. Seriouis I n1juries
Sustained Ily -Watkins Roy.
Non 1t viile, Sept. 13.-Last Monday
th Maun ivil le school opened for an
o'her year's work and the peopile are
anxious that the term le fruit ful of
G(,od results. Much interest Is felt in
the welfare of our fschool-people
realizing their duty and responstbiity
as never before.
ihle last of the week was sadened
by the (leath of Mi'. Alsey lBryson,
wvhiich occurred last. Friday evening
aboutI eIght o'clock. Alsey was jutit
22 year's old, andl highly esteemed by'
aill, and1( mos1-t loved biy those w ho
k<new hlim btest. D~eepest sympilathy~ l
fe'lt for thle fa iy .w knolw tie *'.'.
Ing void ini thiri hear i-. ;ied hea
line gin lth i (' n ' , it' Pthe 1orro tit
noida tl o lii. forP1~~'(I th hcno uik s l .'
'1 er s i I r eaI loS wh ln Mgl d siui1 n1a
1o iv (uf on 1of00Pl 1110noblirt y
Men -a splendidl'- (.tp f ho'ntllreanW
youfhith.~ \ av. li 1(n 'ar a) 'r leu',o
ofDronsUsnss 111,oo lleoe, and was
to'011 haei gone io Northl Ifotli a txt
courss iny thoea Psnose igh staoobed
an cuala eery of im5e. s bya m negro
\tnty xprai nons of blfd, andii
indire inee ar hedfor ir.t.\iller,
ofe Cros 1c111 for hi promss and1 11ot01
crousO verie tin thetllf of the 011Way
a1g A iind Ivea times, by a finegrin
boyd reahid Moutile fatmly i prob
ayte byspatitt and he f lood, nd
whic cout ad nthetie favre. Mil
ler rfuedto acwered bny r.mner
tiovre the ut of thn~ie midghay
oded. forhis serviesfml rb
'With the special joys and deep nor
rows which at intervals visit every
oot to Hold Biggest Live
d in the County. Secretary
i to be Present.
Mir. N. 11. Dial mlade fihe principal
s'ecch of Ihe ie'ting. ItI gave some
impresslons or f his western trip auild
lie Conclusions he drew therefrom. III
the beginning, he said (hat South Caro
ina- was lie gralnes state and Lau
rens couity the grandest. counlty III
the world. The exposition, lie said, is
the greatest advertiseient fihe South
ever had, as, afteri' a visit west, the
Soithern ian could See the great ad
vantages of living in ils own coiitiy
III preference the w'est. After see
Ing the high priced land there, the dry
deserts In imay places. the necessity'
for such laborious work and W oher
handicaps which a Iai withot' 'api
tal would have to face, the advalntages
of this co1ntry are re alized. If tihe
people of tlis section, said Mir. )ial,
Would put forth one fifth as nich ef
fort as (10 those of the west, they
would have more money than they
would know what to do with, and if
people of other parts or the ('011try
knew of conditions here the popula-i
11011 iere wolid double in live yearis.
Mr. Dial told of caliing a ieetlng
of bankers 11upon hiis retIr1111 home and
of their Willingness to cooperate in
the effort. to promote the live stock
business. The bankers are not, rich, he
said, but they are willing to help so
far as they are able. lie urged the
advantages of this county for e'ttle
and hog raising and said that. the
timle had come lo "eit. ouit hot allr an1d
get, to work,."\As for imself, hle said
that he had already deteriined to
imlake soie mione ut oCf the cattle
and hog raising business. Five hor
oighbred Ilereford hulls plit in eaclh
township of t(e Cnity, he said, wolild
solve tle cotton questlioll. Mir. )ial
then told of his writing to 'Mr. Long
and the latter's consenting to com'e to
Laurens. lie said lie hoped such a
large crowd would be here that the
court house would not hold theim...H.1e
advocated the cutting uip of large
farms ino smaller ones and these
s(;id ol easy terms so that. young men
wvoulld be enabled to buy them and
ma1ke homies for Ithemselves. .11r. )ial
comenided the4. trip of (lie Clinton
people to lock 11111 to See the large
ail lields there.
(.ommunit111y, thle everyday life, of IIh(
noilnulitylil goes sielily oil. Th1 corln
is being gathercd into barns, (lie cof
toli openiing and (lie fruit being 1pre
served. The trees are nlow plnnn
thieir brilliant fall costumiles, and all1
1h1nurC obeying the laws of an All
wise Providence w Which directs and
holds the iiiverse inI securlity.
To School Pitions.
In the advertisement of the graded
school curricula In the last issue of
this paper, the fact that the two Couri1s
es were both dlescibed as "Classcal,"'
was overlooked In this ofilee. The
tlrst of t hem should hav'e been "Classi
cal'' a nd. thle othleu' "C(ommer C1'(in I". A
copy of tiis adv~er'tise men t will be gi v
en~ to (lhe ('ihlren lo hie 'arried to)
Itheir' pareniit li week and0 pa rents
a m- itest ed ito readl ithim careful ly.
Thg (aenH'1ii. h ar are t l~e
Atchldru b:;ni ('rem toii ihe.
l Car\'.I of\'ihitue l'ls. nihe
het Lary n of Itor men' iii' siniiny r'.
<ivedi l of ar o li ' h i 'ol lofl laxwl l
atnc h bu (diemon a1t iii rnd mak
hing dliver is. ivThedcr. re tl
1wateig lnd ha's bet o're(eiving(c
faivlot s~enotlee. haiacne
Ionesr. os o. th. W ki s of; Gr' i' lle, a
Vtsertrylof TIsnyes m'yi'sionary
lm ositmen bfSuth Caoit.liea il higl
allabe orfe filii atsfthrchnex
Fiay st Cot m ton maeanaddes.
The pubis ctogining r f h
sso firlsof buiey Mro. V c
wthy howh hrsat WoffoRwre Collnel
in ths count up th eptuppoy room as
aga ist cotbalen glnns n yerepr oh
00l EitN3011 P.\ 1101ES
YOUNG WITE HOY
Yother's Sera'ious I liiess indc lives
Clemency. 11 olme in 4.'reenllood.
Cohlimbia, Set. I l.-Gov. .anning
ycsterday granted a 1a1.ro le duii ring
good behavior to IRobert Kilnells, a
youly whi te t11C1n coivicted at the O l
tober, 1 i 1 l te ii of co rill in Grete
wood county, before .Judge Swa"se, and
senteniced to serve 15 tulonthls onl the
puiblic words of Greenwood cnunty.
TI *1s i.- the .ame case in which 1hw
governor, on Aisttus :P, last grantId a
patrole for 10 day, for the lwirose of
allo'ving the prisoner to visit.his ioth
er, who wals ai tins time very ill. The
prisoner 1e(r Ined to lw tle thtangang j
ni'(tiilittly a1t thll4 expiltatin of' thlt' 1)
days,'an1d is repotled to have been! a1
.Judge Seas, wh.io preshiled at te
trial, r'econ iuelded that the stnt'eic
he Commted to 1 l1on1ha11 1shle pros
Penting attorney, Solicitor It. A.
Cooper. als o refluested that Itli pris
0or be 1jar'oled. Several letters have
lieen received by the governor in fli
case, an1d Ithe board of ),ardIoIs
t nim IIi IIIIou sl y roco I n d Ill (led thaIt lie
SCitence he cominiited. In addition to
tlis the governorl yesterday received
tIh' following letter frot Ir. John W.
Williams of lone' Path:
"Wish to state that Mrs. Kennells
is, gradially growing weaker every
dlay and before mianiy days have gonte
by sh will have pal.ssed into the gireat
be-yond. She is nl:10" t ).t up at
all and is absolutfly l p'i jiless.
"I wouhl like very ileh to se her
last days made as happy as possible
and alything yon can do will be
'ittertilly appreciated by all p rti's
Aliong the 11impers filed in this case
is a letter from thl iiagistrate h
fore whom Hte preliminary was hI,v1(,
in which the magistrale states that
thir boy was. inl hWS op1inn. led4
Into 1i t tlrolih' bly a had companlln,
andi al Kennells hms ben sultlivint
While 1t hoy has betn .uIffering
1 imprisoni f1 o I lie ( crimi. is
Mother is now probably on ier death
bed; and according to stlatements
contained in lmes received at thev
governor's office, sihe is pleading for
11he rettii of her son before sii di's.
Thev governlor today wired Hie super]-,
vlSior of (Grvelnwood (ony that pa
role is beeni issued and to allow th
hoy to '--o to his mnother's bedside at1
The folowinig is, a copy of it' tel
Vogram11 S(1nt to Ohw Greenw-ood counity
"I havve loday signed arolit for
Rober't K4,ennells. 'Sn hu I( J n t o hIis
Iother's bNWdSIe at once. Parole
goes to you 1y' mail."
The governor ist) Selt the follow
Ing telegra n to 'its. .1. II. White,
Ware Shoals, sister of Robert Ken
nells. hopiing t li. it woutld serve to
comfort the totiher:
"Please t'll yourt mlother to lit of1
gootd 01h001' have today signed ; ltrolt'
hailve wirtelld sui(;;yiSor' to sendi him i to)
iisilit'hr 'S li itl ' ll tmes D ad.
v.'ihrle's. D u tt- !.\ile'a a tilt'
.(itla lia r t' i' I lu'sh wa- a d it le-t
'I'Charetn hew til hnI;:y.t ng.
eis. ..t. ('oomks I riiCope .nt
. nh A .\ dh'' wan, rit ",t' r of e 111 : to'.
liner .\holn, erfI thie cty. ieda
pei' u ed be 1)11 lal oa ,i .gia s forn
eriednan lle the forate.aTu e trlI-~
CharOleston r..tilthln which a ~lln
gicn fedtrat cotran~, a m'rodcr.
ed.c After Ih somlIoiknwa the te
exmectntndhar. .It naome wao agetn
manhol The h school, Itylcatey souh
Irnond truewnd patitci.n
DOW IN D[fAT
Phrohibition has Apparent.
ly Swept the State
FOUR TO ONE
IN THIS COUNTY
Scatterbtig bilt I aly Volulminlous I?(.,
turn. ist Nighlt ininte 4an Oer
hlt niin c ietory fr l :tl- ide P'ro
hllbitionl. iateirIloo 111 Ora G ive
Liqu11or at GAoose Eigg,
lueonllplete rellinrtis fromu this co11n
'y and a hu~illi frloin Thec Stalte of
tice inl ('oltaihit last niht indicate a
"I :anaima slide" for prollibition yes
I rdI-a .( The blletin slateld 1that1 re
turns ny to that v' a'e 20.01, votes
for prohibition againllo 7.172 fIor the
opposite side. Pr4-eletionl lstiates
varied l i veen 60,000 and 7-,-011 voi
being polled. W ith a1 possiil 7.",10(1
voevs to reckon With, it is hardly pIos
sible that a 1 hr4Ce to one lead c:'Ik 14
OVeIEinm, so It iay be 11fely con clud..
eat this inolning thIa Soutlh ('arlina
hlas gonle intlo the prohibition column1.
Ii 'laanrenls conllty. plrollioil 1bi 1 in
liding by at huge aiiaIorily. With .-i V
enteel boxes ic-ard from last n1; .,it
the vote stood 9710 to 2.31 ori prot:ihi
1ion. Noteworthy prohibit ion viviori.'s
wolw inill Waterloo and (ra, v.hmre
1o)t 1 S11 1-A whiskey advotate %- 'ed.
The t)vilog lboxs e'4re heard tfrom
Isur ens....... .........:142 :9
Walls Mill .. .........1! :5
Isanford .......... ..2; 1.
l.aurens \1111...... .. ..37 2t.
('ray (ourt .. ........74) 17
.komi ..............22 ,
Clinfon. .............13.1 20
Clngon .\ill.. .........10
I.an.gston.. ...... ...0 ;
Ora . .......... .....30 l
Cr s i. ..ll 57.. .... ... 7 i
.\oni') vi11e.. ..... ..... .. 10
Water-loo .. .A. . . .-9 0
Shilohl .. . . . . . .30 (;
Powers Shopl ... . .. f; 1 (
Lydia .\li1 .... .... .. . ; ;
4I .o ............. .. .21 1,
Sherhi oil Loot 0i .
.\ondlay aIfternoon0 ShoriffOnin
recetived a1 telegramil frolm) (ov. \:
ning 11tin t 11 t ifl ratIltio 1hai i ,
Fold him to the (4ffecIthalut liquio. +.
Loing hought inl N11rgo quatil - a
U'ion for dlistr 1-h1 o11 in adje:i:
COntties to influence' Volers. 11, or
dend the sherifl to be oil the :.1t:
for them in this county ana make :r.
rests if (he transporters could L-)
found. Sheriff Owings had ad rady
gotten illformati along the same lino
and .\onday eveniag hiad his Ine:i out
oni the w'at ch. Vigilant wa teh "a
mtade for thle trianlstor e rs, hbu
traice of themn was foundI.
I i) I .1l ltd (' lt~ en ill'r.
5(i11 u-r at Wltero 'vl t. d - -I
. WII lIe Il I'ei'ent Sp un 41 (4a c
1W. lih-hard. 3. lIlunlap has ii t
as l' i VI lst h .leumb-r 44 d .
Me a Ian Con' Pf 01 he South'i(!a il
eceteon t cor nd n11 lHl retpre:- it
l i n~I'~ .\lays.iil le 0$ring lthe ia
mcn. e'o .\ re lMunla reI v s 1111 o
sevel ~eek o atendingE the phlal~
schooln aaClemn then d ed b~t
.itlembare fo 0114ervf thledltto 1
Dr. Jamen T. Htoearwhdin of tiuk
nhas hmed notice from Aony td
Medicak Coes of hMonthilla,!ena
receive istomssion wb ithino te
next fewldas Whee nt nu.v