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OF FAIR COMMITTEE Executive Officers Conferr ed Saturday Morning. TO HOLD FAIR IN GARLINGTOiYS PASTURE Decided Not to Iluy a Plot of Ground Just Yet?Will Hold the Fair for One Day Only so That All Energies Will be Directed to One Day's Big Celebration. The Executive Committee of the County Fair Association hold a meeting In the Chamber of Commerce rooms Saturday morn ing ami wont into a lengthy and profitable disillusion of the pros pects and plans. A large number of i the committee was present and little time was taken to got down to busi ness. Dr. II. K. Alken, who had been ap pointed on a committee to look into the matter of a site for the fair, made his report saying that the committee, after looking into all phases of the subject, had come to the conclusion, after consulting .Mr. Stobo Gaiiington, that Garllngton's pasture was the most suitable place to hold it. Assurance being given by the City Codncil that a safe bridge would be placed over the stream leading thereto and that drinking water would bo supplied, a motion was made and passed that the selection of the committee be accept ed as final. On account of the fact that the date Of the State Fair was not known, nothing definite could bo decided as to when the county fair should be held, but it was decided that it should last one day and that it should bo held at Bomo dato close to but not con flicting with the State Fair. It was decided, however, that all agricultural exhibits, such as Hoy's Corn Club ex hibits etc., should' be brought the day hefore the fair so thai they could bo judged that day and the ribbons plac ed on them in order to be displayed the next day. The committee wished ?his especially borne in mind and took pains to announce it at this early day so that no possible misunderstand ing should arise. It must be under stood, therefore, that all agricultural displays in competition for premiums, must be put in place the day before the fair. The committee decided that the court room of the Court House be used to display the exhibits and a committee was appointed to got the proper au thority. As will be seen in another column of this paper, construction might begin on the remodeling of the building before that time so it will be' doubtful whether this place will be .available or not. Another meeting of ;hc committee will be Dtcessary before a place can be selected. A Committee composed of Messrs. W. 1?. Byrd, .t. I>. W. Watts and C. A. Pow er wa:? appointed to arrange a premium list. Committees were also appointed to solicit advertisements in the prem ium list catalogue, wheh the commttoe ggtonocts to trinke a very handsome af Twir, The committees for this are as follows: For City of LnurOUS, W. it. McCuon, 10. W. Martin and Alison Leo; for Clinton, Prof. A. f:. Spencer. R. ,T. Adalr, W. n. Glenn; for Cross Hill, Dr. .1. H. Miller; for Woodruff, it. (!. Harris; for Waterloo, W. Carl Whar ton. Any wishing advertising space can communicate with any one of the above committees. One thousand premium books will be printed and scattered freely over the county. A very Important decision reached by the committee was that to include a household and needlework depart ment in the fair so that all the ladles of the county will havo an opportunity to participate. No othbr business being presented to the meeting it adjourned. It is unnecessary to state that all doubt as whether Laurens is to have a fair lias been dissipated. The fair Is an assured fact and, although it will last but one day the first year, preparations are already being made all over the county that will guarantee I ono of the best exhibitions in the state. Ono stock breeder, Mr. K. W. Martin, says that he expects to see at least eighty-five young colts hero to com poto for uiic of his prizes. Large Membership Enrolled at the First Meeting. MR. S. M. WILKES ELECTED PRESIDENT With a Very Large Number of Young and Old Mnsincss Men Present the Lnureng Boosters Club was Organ* l?!od Thursday Afternoon in the Trayuham Guards Armory. The Laurens Boosters have organiz ed. A largtly attended meeting was held in the armory Thursday after noon and the plans for boosting the City discussed. After the meeting came to order, Mr. S. M. Wilkes was nominated and elected chairman. Af ter the reason for the meeting had been stated, an Organization was none Into and the following officers elect ed: President, Mr. s. M. Wilkes; vice President, Mr. Ohas. H. Hicks, Secre tary, Mr. Alison Lee; Executive Com mittee. Mr. .1. H. Sullivan, Mr. T. I). Lake. Dr. H. K. Alken, Mr. W. L. Gray and Mr (' M. Bishop, names on the roll, thus becoming The following members Bigned then members of the Club: a. Ross Blakoley, \v. L. Taylor, II. K. Alken, I). M. Norwood. \v. 11. An derson, John 11. Inman, J. H. Sullivan. T. D. Lake, Albert Dial, C. M. Bishop, c. B. Bramlet, T. C. Swltzer, R. T. Dunlap, L. X. Owens. John A. Pranks, Alison Lee, M. R. Wilkes. W. I>. Fer guson. .1. N. Leak. \Y. C. 11 !>y, I). R. Simpson, W. P. Chancy, ,T. II. Hudg ens. R. M. Eichelberger, (i. a. Eichel berger, J. N. Wright. J. Lee Lnngston, B. M. Wolff, T. H. Nelson. L. B. Black well, L. 0. Ballo, Jr.. J. J. Adams, B. W. Davon port, M. H. Hunter. P. |). Huff, w. R, Anderson, J. x Richard son. This move to form a boosters club has been contemplated for some time by :?. number of young men of the city. A few matters of Immediate Im portance having been discussed by tln-m. (hey came to (ho conclusion that nothing could bo done without some organization, it whs deoldcd then and (hero to call iho mooting, A little individual effort was put forth and qulto a crowd gathered to discuss (he affair and to perfect (ho organiza tion. The large attendance at (he tirst meeting went to show that much could be accompllshtd If more effort were |?U( forth. Another meeting of the ?In!. Will be called at an early date. COTTON BLOSSOMS IN LAUREN'S. First Received hi This Office Prom Plantation of ('. I). Nance, Cross Hill. The Advertiser acknowledges the receipt of several cotton blossoms, plucked since Saturday morning from different Heids in the county. They came in by mail and by hand, somo arriving Monday and others Tuesday, The first came in Monday morning ! from The Advertiser's Cross Hill cor respondent who stated that tho bloom ? enclosed was plucked Saturday morn- ; lng, June it. from the field of Mr. C. I). Nance, by one of his farm hands. Paul Jackson, colored. The socond blossom was brought In by Mr. J. I?. Brownlee who farms on the lloffornnn place near the city; tho bloom having developed Sunday Another Sunday blossom came from the farm of C. C. Pitts, a well known colored preacher and fanner who lives near Madden. The fourth was sent in from Waterloo by W. Joe Saxon, who stated that he gathered his first bloom Monday. Yes terday Mr. Jnmes Todd of Barksdale brought to this office nis first "find," having plucked the bloom early In tho day. In Tuesday's mall camo an other from a Waterloo farm, the send er, Mr. L. A. Nichols, saying In his note, "I send you a cotton bloom picked from a 35 acre field of extra fine cotton." Big Sale Begins Soon. Davls-Ropor Company begin their semi-annual mill-end sale next Friday June 23. This Is always one of the by events of the year in the mercantile world herebOUtfl nnd this one promises to be a record-breaker. In order to make the necessary pre parations for this sale, Davis-Roper Company havo announced that their store win ho closed Wednesday and Thursday of this week. NEWS OF THE WEEK IN TOWN OF CLINTON i Olli<t Things of Interest to People Who Liu In Clinton und Other Places in I,aureus County and Else* where. A Wedding of State Wide Interest. Clinton, June 20.?On Wednesday evening, at 8:30 o'clock, Miss Katha rine Louise Hean and Both well Gra ham were married at the residence of Dr. W. S. Ueun, in the presence of a few friends. Invitations had been is sued to a wedding In ttie Presbyterian Church, but on account of the illness of Dr. Bean these invitations were recalled, and only the most intimate friends were present. Miss Emmie McCrary was ushered into the parlor, where she played the "Wedding March." The attendants were Misses Fronde Kennedy, Marion McCrary, Mary Hear. Clara Duckett, Grace Mar tin, of Virginia; Mary Cooper, of Wysacky; Eliza Horton, of Columbia; Graham, of Georgia. Miss Elizabeth Hean was maid of honor. She was fol lowed by little Miss Alden Bailey, the flower girl, and Master Edward B. Martin, the ring bearer. Then came the bride upon the arm of her broth er, Mr. W. S. Hean, Jr. They were met at the altar by Mr. Hothwell Gra ham, with Iiis brother, Grantland, as best man. The ceremony was per formed by the Rev. Dr. \V. (I. Hean, the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Hothwell Graham, the father of tin1 groom. The ushers wert- Messrs. I.. Mel). Kennedy, of Clinton: R. T. Fewell. Rock Hill: Will Herrin. Abbe ville, and Glenn W. drier, Spartan burg. Immediately alter the cere mony a reception was given to the friends of this popular couple. The out-of-town friends who were here for the wedding were: Mrs. El Uott, Fort Mill, ami her brother; Mr. Barl Thornwell, Darlington; Frank Hean. Washington, Gn.; Hoheit Coop er and the Misses Cooper, Wysacky: Mr. l'ortei Fleming and Miss Marion Fleming, Augusta, Gn.; Miss Irby, Lauren-: Alex Fewell, Rock Hill: Misses Woodhouse and Salloy, of Con verse College. On Tuesday evening the bridal par ty and out-of-town friends were en- : tcrtnlned at a very elaborate dinner, given by Miss Clara Duckett and Mrs. .1. F. Jacobs. Tin Thornwt n orphanage com mencement has been going on this wet k. The baccnlauroalo ser mon was preached Sunday morning by ihe Rev. A. 'l'. Jamison of Connie Maxwell orphanage before a largo and Interested congregation. His text was. "Ye that are strong ought to bear Hi" infirmitle? of the weak." The Rev. Dr. Jacobs conducted the ser vices and some part was taken in tlx service by all the other ministers on the platform: Tie- Row Dr. l>. .1 Brlmm, the Rev. T, E, Simpson of i Society Hill, the Rev. .1. E. Mahaffcy of the Methodist church, the Hev. .1 It. Hooten of the Associate Reformed church. Sunday evening the Rev. T. E. Simp son preached for the young men and boys on the text: "Is the young man safe?" In spite of heavy clouds and rain a good congregation enjoyed bis sermon. Mr. Simpson is a favorite with a large circle of friends. Monday evening the Win. H. Jacobs Literary society gave its annual en lortalnmtnt, the selection this year being "Breezy Point." The young la dles had WOl'ked bard and gave nil evening Of pleasure to a large gather ing of friend.-. Tin- stage setting was very pretty and some clever character presentation was done. Those taking part were: Misses LI Hie Mae Counts. Lois Seymour, Alberta Riddle. Amy Shockley, Louise Durant, George Marshall, Lizzie Holcombe, May belle Langston, Mabel Flanagan, Jennie Leake, Nancy .lacks, Halene Clark. A large number of the for mer students of the Thornwell orphanage are attending the grand rally of the alumni and are enpoylng their visit greatly. The arrangements for this reunion lure be?n made by W. W. Harris. .1. D. Brand and Miss Mollie Manson. and the visitors meet all the expenses of It. They are camping out, as it were, in unoccupied rooms of the Thornwell college building and the cottage just vacated by Mr. Branch and have their meals in the basement of the Mary Jacobs school. About 50 are on the grounds al ready, and more are expected today and tomorrow. Besides enjoying tht pleasure of the commencement exercises, tiny LIGHT CRIMINAL DOCKET FOR TERM Two I>h> Session of the Slimmer Term 1 of Court Judge (Jury Speaks In Words of Coiiiinendiitlon. With probably the lightest docket which has confronted any criminal court In Laurens county In several years, the summer term of the gen eral sessions court convened on Mon day morning, With Judge Ernest Gary, of Columbia, presiding. In his charge to the grand jury Judge Gary said that at the last crim inal court he held In the county, four teen homicide Indictments were hand ed the grand jury, and he warmly congratulated the people of Laurens that at this term there was not a single indictment charging murder to be handed out. He said this decrease In crime was highly gratifying. He also alluded to the material progress and prosperity of the county, widened on every band. The first case tried was that against John Gaul! and Lit Miller, both white, charged with adultery. Tho defend ants were convicted. Notice of a mo tion for a new trial was given by Messrs Simpson & Babb, representing the defendants. Bd. llUttO, while, pleaded guilty to the charge of bigamy, and was sen tenced to serve six month.'- or pay a fine of $r>00. Will Turner, colored, pi ended guil ty to the chare,., of using a horse with out Consent of tho owner, and was sentenced to pay a line of $2."> or servo 30 days. Will Shell, colored, was convicted of criminal assault upon a 10-year-old negro girl. Shell was recommended to mercy by the jury and was sentenc ed to .-l i ve 11 years. By appointment of the court, Messrs. W. It. Knight and James Sullivan represented him. Charlie Cochratl and Susannah Cochrnn were tried on Tuesday after noon on an indictment chnrglng them with breaking into the store of .1. Fer ro! Milan) during Ins! month and steal ing money, salmon and a shin to the value of about $11, A verdict of not guilty was returned by the jury. The defendants were represented by Messrs, Riohey & lllchey, and Mr I? \ (I. Ou/.ts, of Greenwood. Wnyinnil Hunter and Adam Sheltoii were tried on tho charge of breaking into the negro pool room conducted It; the franklin brothers, and stealing cigars ami about $LfiO in moll y, Hunter was represented by Mr, Jno, M. Cannon- Sholuu'i was without coun sel. The jury convicted both defend ants, and they Sverc sentenced to serve i wolye months ? a< h. All jurors were discharged yester day afternoon. Todnj court will bd adjourned after some motions for new ', trials have been heard. MKKT1NG M OM S TONIGHT. Ten Dnj Ilcvivnl Services a! Methodist Church VenrliiK ( lose, Tin? revival services Which have been in progress for the past nine days at the First Methodist Ihuroh, will come to a close this evening, The mooting has been conducted by the Hoy. I>. II. Coninn, I>. l>.. of Letioir, N. C? who Is the olllcial evangelist of (lie Western North Carolina Confer ence. He is a preacher of oxtrabrdl? nary abilit'v and grCfil power, and the services have been very Inton ling 'and profitable. Much concern has been manifested throughout the scries , and the chlU'Cli has 0Xp< I'lcnci d a great spiritual uplift. Two services have been held dally? : morning and evening. The meeting closes tonight and Dr. Cornau will re 1 turn to his home tomorrow. MEDICAL sot im Mi l i inc. Monthl) Meeting to :?e Held Monday Morning In Ibis City, The monthly meeting of the Lau rens County Medical Society will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock, in the olfices of Dr. TCCgUO and Dr. Fcgusoti. The Society has taken on j new life within the past few months and it is expected that the attendance Monday will be the largest of any of ti.e recent meetings The doctors will have the pleasure of greeting Dr. (}. A. Nenffer. Hist riet Councillor, of Abbeville, who is now making bis annua' Inspection tour. Dr. Neuffor will most probably have a few words to say. SvTil ioin in a least on the lawn Thurs day evening and a picnic to Musgrove mill and Riverside cottage on Fri day. WILLIAM J. BRYAN SPENT SUNDAY HERE INebraskan Delivered Lec ture Saturday Evening. SPOKE AT CHURCH SUNDAY MORNING Tlu> Commoner Entuuslastlcnll) Greet* ?'d by the People of I.aureus Who Hear film With Great Pleasure and Profit?Guest of Mr. Dial While In (he City. The people of LaureilS thai Is sev eral hundred of them had the ex quisite pleasure Saturday and Sunday of steine, William Jtnnrngs Bryan and hearing him in bis matchless lecture. "The Prince Of Peace." delivered at tli<> school auditorium, and in a most admirable address at the First Pres byterian church. Mr. Bryan arrived in 1.aureus from Helton at six o'clock Saturday alter noon and was met at the station by Mr. R. V. Irby in his automobile, ac companied by Dr. II. K. Alken and Mr. N. H. Dial. Mr. Bryan was taken to the home of Mr. Dial whose guesl lie was while in the city. At T:".?? Mr. and Mrs. Dial entertained a few friends at tea in honor of their distinguished guest, and others calie'l to pay their respects during his stay in the city. Col. Bryan began his lecture In the graded school auditorium at nine o'clock, having bee; introduced to the audience by Dt. Alken. Indulging in some pleasantry. Col. RrytMl referred to bis political career in opening his address. No synopsis that could hero be written of the lecture would do the siib.n et justice it must be heard from the lips of Bryan to bo properly ap preciated, At the conclusion of the lecture, which occupied one hour and a half In its delivery, a large number1 '< of Ills auditors pressed forward to meet tho Wbrnskan, who mosi cordial ly greeted < ach one with a hearty hand-shake as they were presented' by Col, Dial who stood at his side. In response to t he invitation ex tended jointly by tho First Baptist and First Presbyterian churches of the city, Mr, Bryan spoke al the Pl'esjhy ttriaii church Sunday morning at II O'clock, Mr Bryan, on this occasion, j wiis presented by Rev. W. 10. Tliiuyer of the Baptisl church who expressed foi I :? oonnrcgnllon and the member! of the Presbyterian church profound appreciation of Mr. Bryan's wMllng to ! icak Mr. Brj an Inted that he was pleased to address tin audit nee under such circumstances; that he wii* In member ol the Presbyterian church, I having joined when fourteen: that his fatlier was a Baptisl and his mother a Methodist at (In lime of bis birth, hut later went to the Baptist denoinl . Iin i ion: and that hi; Children had join ed other branches of tho Christian I church, thus giving him a pretty wide connection will) (hem nil. But he said lie had never bad (line nor (he d< ho I to look up creeds and denominational ? wit h hit ov. n church. Taking the Bible for hl? . ubji et, Mr. Bryan showed how down through UiOO year.1- this book had stood the los t k of i rllics and In spite of their opposition its influence and leaching: had spread (o all lands, Christianizing and civilizing the (ceihing millions Itliroughoui the world, lie challenged (lie nthoisl and mate rialists who argue that it is man-madi book, to write one hotter or as good. If they can. The lllble, which is the inspired Word of Ood, declared tho speaker, is the In spiration for our faith and love and that desire for entering upon a life of service and sacrifice ?"r (he spread of the Gospel and thv. glory of Him who created man. At two o'clock Sunday afternoon Col. Bryan went to Columbia where he spent tho night. Since Monday he has been lecturing and speaking two or three times a day in other towns in the State. Today he will address 'the people at Newberry. Additions to Green House. Mr. Hay Anderson is making some additions to his green house at Jiis home in Brooklyn. The door space oi tho nwe hOUSO will cover about 1,500 feet, being much larger than It was formerly. Mr. Anderson has ?0011 un able to (ill orders within the past few months, so is making preparations for a larger business. THE GRAND CHAPTER ORDER EASTERN STAR Is Holding Profitable Ses sion Here. OPENING SESSION HELD YESTERDAY About Seventy-Five Delegaten ore in Attendance. Worthy Grand .Matron Tnllulah L. (mid is rresidtng Over Ihe Meetings. Itamptct Crowning Feature Tonight. About Bevcnty-flvc delegates aro in attendance upon the Fourth Session of the Order of Katern star Grand Chapter of South Caro lina. All of the higher olllcors aro In attendance Although the first session was held yesterday morning, the local chapter, Adah, tendered the delegates a bcatltl l"ul reception Tuesday night in the Ma sonic Temple to which the incmbei . of he local chapter, the delegates the members of (lie Masonic lodges and a number of other people wert Invited. This was a most enjoyable nffull Yesterday morning, preceding 'he first business cession, a public session was held when the delegates woro welcomed to the city by different rep roscntntives of organizations of Lau rens. F. P. McGownn, Ks<i.. wolcoin ed them on the part of the cltj In a very happy little talk and Dr. I' K. Alken extended the keys of the clt; on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce, lion. It, A Cooper, on behalf of tho Masons of tin- city, welcomed them and Mrs. .1 N. Richardson expressed ?< few words of welcome on behalf Ol Adah Chapter. Miss Nancy M Boit nott, of (!roera, responded to the ad dresses of welcome in a way that brought out tin- applause of every one present. Worthy Grand Matron Itilah I. < 'odd pre* hli d over Ihi Iii I session and Worthy Grand I'nin D A. G. Ouzts assisted bei. '. |n?hk ? > few wonls also in response ti w elcome addri si et Following the op hing si i< I I iio <; i a ml I .od" ? wi ill lain a close i ion and t he actual buslpe: s i Lho meeting was begun The s< ; ion will b -1 through to da and tonight Followrng anolhoi .- ion tonight v hen the (lect io. 1,1 olllcers will iak place, Adah Chapter \\ ill t> tub r Ihe v Isltlng lele ga|i - a bammet to w hieb all ol 1 h< visitors have been Invited. Tbl will lie the Crowning event of I he si :?!.! the local members of tie Ordoi \\ lug mad" splendid prepaintioi ! i To Vili'iid b -' Contention. Revs. I?J, c. Watsoii, II. I'. M: del I lid I. M Smith, of Kin.: id . loll iii i I'll for I 'hiladel phia . Where tili .Vlll ?main for several dfij s a:'' u.din /oibia Baptist Alliance, a < onyi i hose ineinbors come f: <.:?. ever; part i t I.e world, This Is 11." : eeoad of s kind ? vi r hold, the (irsi I It ? lace in Londoni ATI : i i .".v days in Philadelphia hearli :??!.> wonderful sp< tiki that a i i'( sent, !boso geiitb en :: intend lilai i : tin ast on a pleasure trip. Whili h< y will visit Hot 'on. Ni w v: I). V. It. I'M M? . Daughters to Knjo) a Day's Baling at 4Md Itoscmoill With a Number of I heir I t i<ml-. The llonty Laurens Chapter. Daugh ters of the American Revolution, with a number of its friends, will enjoy a , picnic at Kosemont, the old colonial home of the Cuninrhams, Friday The Laurens c hapter has invited Mus grove Mills chapter at Clinton to en joy the occasion with them so that it is expected that quite a number of them will gather together. Held Successful Meeting. The revival services which liav. <i closed at the Second Baptist Church I provtd a most successful one. in fill there Wore sixteen additions to the (?hutch. A great part of tie success Of tils meeting is due the Rev. (> 1.. Orr of Anderson, who as State Iv.ae reli t has led many successful moot Ings. Mis forceful sincerely ami j earnestness won for him many admir - ers, and for tho ohurch, many mem hers.