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VOLUME XXXVI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLNA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1920. BER
IN FIRST PRMAR
Last' Boxes Caused No
Changes In Results
teturus from Two loxes Not ieported
InI tie Last Issue of The Adverise-r
.liitde no (hante In It Mstanding of
I'an didates. Second Primary Next
The official count of Laurens county
votc made by the Executive Commit
tee Thu.sdny made no changes in the
standing of candidates I,, published by
The .\dvertiser the morning after the
election last Tuesday. Errors in the
tabulated Votes as compiled Tuesday
night were comparatively few and not
sufficient to Justify the publication of
tit table a Second time.
The iace for second place in the
statt senatorial contest proved to be
the close race in the county. Before
the hist box, Gray's Store, was heard
from, onily two votes separated 0. P.
Goothvin and Phil 1). itiuff, contesting
for seco.end place on the ticket and the
right to run over with .ack H. Davis,
the leading candidate. The Gray's
Store Lox. however, proved a strong
Goodwin box and Mr. I luff was dell.
nitely (lininaltd from the race. Mr.
Goodwin had a lead of 28 votes on the
final count. Thur(sday morning Mr.
Huff stated that he had lost over
thirty votes through the failture of
that imany glass blowers in the Lau
rens 'city box oto mark their ballots
*correctly. These ballots were thrown
out by the election managers and
brought Mr. Huff'8 total vote to a
lesser number than M-r. Goodwin's. It
appears that these voters in the state
they .caine from had been accustomed
to making a check mark opposite' the
name of the candidate 'whon they
-wished to vote for Instead of scratch
Ing out those they did not wish to vote
for and followed this Plan in the local
On 1 he cotinty ticket, J. .1. McSwain
wa.s lec.tled con g ressIlIani oVel Trax
ler, I!ill and Wilson. llackwell and
.l0r wvill run over for' soicitor. Jack
I. Ivis and.O. P. Goodwin will make
(ih. si clid ravce for the state senate.
Cri l. Nance, of Cross iill, and C.
l. Unbh of Laltreis wert elected to
the owier house of the (General Assem
bltv on the first ballot, Dillard afd Wil
lis vil make the seconl race for the
third place, 13. t.-T. Todd havillg
withdra n from tile lace. Reld and
Sioth will make tile second race foe
shcriff, while Franks and Plower will
make the second race for clerk of
court. it. it. Owings was elected cor
onIer and A. 1. '1lakely and A. Homer
Moore were elected county commis..
Tie following was the oilcial vote
cast ter state and county ofilcers:
For United States Senate
('W. k P. Po l'l .. . . . . . . . . I8
1 I06 Ot A Cooerltt~' ....... .. ..5t
For)t 'Liten Genrl.
Octvu 'oh ae . i ... a.... ... . . . u
W3al:n G . (larvtey ' ..............352
or "atSutar of Stiduatio.
WR.t aids Sxver...en.............355
For Ajtatond Gensecto.
FareceM W'llisofe of.......... .~.ur7
Wa.e . Duncanil ...............3664
Johne . MCSate ...............55
Johnt14 I0. Swere ..............3574
W.ia' W. Wilorn ..................28
(orContissedonr Paf AgFoure.
I.arege Number o ,Women A par ite.
fore the Itegistyj t 1o lioard to Qual.
ify for the 1JuIIt.
The sittinogs (t the e onty o :i -
tion board during the past wo (ays
have been the most active in their of
ficial career, acebtd i1ig to alutholities
on the subject, the board having had
two busy days with women coming to
iualify for the first time to vote in the
general elections. . The first woman to
register in the county -was .s. Dorcas
Calmes Cooper, }vife of Governor
Robert A. Cooper, .wlo has been spend
ing several days it'Ahe city with rela
tives. No ceremony attended the sign
Up until yesterday afternoon nmst of
the women who registered were from
the city of Laurens, thotigh there have
been scattering registrations from tile
The registration books will be open
until thirty days prior to the general
election in November, the board being
In session from 8 a. im. until -1 p. ml.
DI, IL. E. HUGHIES WITES
OF ('11ITY WVATERi
No iteason to Ie Alarmed (er , lie
ports of Inpurities, lie Says. Slight
'ontaminations Common to Surfaee
Following rum.ors -which have been
'going over the city during the past
few days in regardj to the condition of
the city'water, Dr. it. E. Hughes, chair
man of the board of health, called a
meeting of the board yesterday to dis
class the matter. All of the members
were not present, but the attendance
was representative of the board. Fol
lowing the meeting, Dr. Hughes ad
dressed the following letter to The Ad
vertiser which is self-explanatory:
Editor The Advertiser:
The Board of Health met today to
discuss the quality of the city water as
miie 'discussion has arisen as to its
The State chemilat reports water as
slightly contaminated with the colon
bacilli, as most surface .waters in every
city .are at this season. The water
here has been like this many tims be
fore. It is being treated accordigg to
methods adopted by 1. S. ImlIC ! health
.Service. 'i'le esorvoi has ten
thoroughly cleaned,-the water sh-i in.
spected and there Is no eision0 for
alarm. We are. daily ex ,,ecting. it to
clear entirely when drier werch"r sets
We have no ep!demtiv and whil l tis
hacilli call cause trouble. 1: loes not
always, and has not so far. However,
any 'wlo prefer the safe' s idCeoluld
easily ioil tie drinkin< water. 'le
Board of Health feels they are' due tle
people this explanation and will watch
close and warn in ample time.
ROL'E E. HUftGH E S.
All Magistrates of the County Eltted
Except tat Walterloo Where a 54eCond~
Iltce Must be Ritin.
Witht tile tepltioni of the mtagist rate
at Waterloo, all magisterial places in
the counity were0 filled in thte fiirst elIec
1tion. In that towvnsi- the secontd
race will lie be'tween W. W. ('ampbeell
and .1. FranOk Waliker. W. L. Coopeer
wvas tihe otie'r contender. Ontly t'wo
othelr mttag istIrates ha-il oppo)0s1ion, It.
IH. .\ilaml defeeatintg I. T'. iIilourg
it Clinton iand Geo. TI. Cook d'eatintg
TI. W. Khanniddy inl Youn~gs. W1ih thae
e~x(Ipt itn of tile imtgistrate at Wate'
100, whor will be elecird ntext Tu'aesday,
thea followinog we re elected laist Tu'es
Laurlens, J1. N. Wright.
Dials, P'. \M. IlelIamans.
Suillivan, N. it. Wood.
Cross 11111, W. U. Euilje:-.
.\ountvile, .\. W. Workmant.
Clitton, R. it. .\ilamt.
Seuffletown, .1. Weeess onnten.
Yoaings, ft. TI. Cook.
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Certified Accountant Make
at Beginning of the, Pr
llelow will be found the report of the
auditor engaged by the present city
council to audit the books of the city
as they were when the past admiils
tration went out of office. The report
Is self-explanatory except as to the
reference to the confidential report on
J. R. Workman, former city clerk. This
report showed a discrepancy in the
accounts of Mr. Workman of about
$1,000. Mr. \Vorkman Intimated some
time ago that some discrepancy might
exist, though he d.id not expect this
much, and during the first 'part of this
week made a settlement In the shape of
bankable paper with the preAent offic
lals. Mr. Workman, so it is learned
from city ofllcials. made no effort to
evade responsibility for the discrep
ancy an( there is no evidence from the
books that he attempted to cover up
The report. first -giving the account
ant's introduction and recommenda..
tions, is as follows:
To the Honorable Mayor and City
C'ouncil of Laurens, Soath Carolina.
Pursuant to Instructions from the
lonorable Mayor, I have examired the
books and records of the City for the
period of two years, commencing May
1. 1918 to April 30, 1920 and beg to sub
mit herewIth schedules and stat.pments
bearing on the operation for the period
and a balance sheet showing the con
dition of the City's finances as of
April 30. 1920.
The cash amounting to $258.48 on
hand represents actual cash. The baL
ance In bank amounting to $865.23 has
been agreed with the bank state
ment. The ledger accounts receivable
amoupting to $2,567.21 represent old
unpaid accounts for paving assess
monts, materials, etc., and are of du
T'he unpaid taxes amounting to $1,
255.77 should be pressed until colilcted
or otierwise disposed of.
The Inventory of Eq(lipment and
supplies amounting to $21.221.21 are
made up from actual inventory 'taken
by the heads of the various depart
ments and that they are consecutively
made and this can be verllied by refer
ring to the dletailed statements submit
t'nler this title are grouped all the
permanent. investment and the per
manent improvement properties. the
combined total of these aimlount to
$28-1.000.S7 and all of tihese with the
xeceptlon of tie water works plant if
we weire to consider Its value on the
basis of reAacement would probably
be considered worth about $200,000.00,
so oil this basis a value was placed on
plant at $150,000.00.
A physical inspection of tie plant
was made and while the huwildings
were not of recent construct Ion, how
ever,. thley weie of extremlely so l conl
st ructloln and in good coniltion andi
the mlachilnery Including boilers.
pump~ls, etc.. dutie to car tef-tuI, eflic ient
hanldlin-a and1 meIth110d of u pkeep andr re.
Iar tr apbeof sustaining all re
(jlitrilmet wlithint their capaecltles.
T 111lant ini i 5t is small11, however,
Ent erprise National Bail Ic.. .. .. .
Accout ls llecolivable:
I-edger, Accoutl~ s............
I'nid W111~ at er Accout ~ ..
I 'npid Light Accoun il...
Inven toiry Powver Plant. .. .. .. .. .
Iniventory Street I)cpart ment i ...
Inv en tory lire lDepartment ...
Office IEnrnituire and F'lxtu11res ...
Permlanen t I nvCetment
City I lalt and Furnittire .........
Water Woi k:- i'ant.......
St reet I-'aving..........
(' rbin'.g at:'19 Id ,ies......
Notes Payable ...........
Accounts Payable ........
interest Accrued ................
D~ue on Sinking Fund ...............
Bonded .Debt ......... ........... ....
Laess Sinking Fund ..................
E'xcess of Assets over ILiabilIties....
REPORT ON CITY
-s Report on City Finances
is iemark ablpy well kept, all repairs
that hiae b(irn imade lavye been of a
substaitial nattire and with strict re
gard to cartfult worknis nhip.
All machinery has been saf lguarded
against obsolescence by careftil atten
tion to the iecessary measures of pre
In addition to this all parts of the
building are kept scrpuilously clean
and with strict regard to the preven
tion of fires and accident Jll of which
reflects very favorably upon your
superintendent, Mr. .1. hlilpot.
The current liabilities amounting to
$19,85.55 represent notes and actual
bills as taken from files and interest
dune on bonds.
There is now due and shoild be
placed in the sinking ftind for the re
demiption of the bonds, the amount of
a.: proximately $26,889.17 and arrange
nients should be made whereby this
money should be set aside for this pitr
The surptIlius or excess over liabili
ties amounts to $189.A78.13 bit it must
be borne in mind that this is repre.
sented in fixed or non litiuid assets
and in order to provide the town with
sufflclent money it is necessary to is
sue bonds or increase the tax levy, as
the present income of the town Is ill
adequate to take care of the obliga
The total revenue, from all sources
for the period amounts to $181,699.56,
while the exepnses anount to $185,
The water and light plant Is not
self-sustaining and it -will be neces
sary to increase the rates on these
commodities as it would be useless to
try to cut down the expenses in this di
On page 31 to :8 will be found a
record of fines that were reftunded and
those of .whicl no disposition was
made and while the majority of 'these
are for small amtlouints however, Ihere
are som)(- which are of sith magn itide
as requiring som)e explanation as to
wxvhy tese werie disposed of in this
Ilooks and htecorls
Sulbiiitted with this is a confidential
report dealin; 'with the work of .1. t.
The work of Stanley (rews, has been
handicapped by following the lines as
laid down by his predecessors, which
nattrally means the carrying on the
book-keeping system that has been in
force, and which each auditor preced
ing the writer has commen t eld on and
criticised and while his work un(ider
these conditions has heeni commend
able, however, It would he to) thle city's
adlvantage if a more conlcise and efe.
ient accoutnting system be inustalIled in
lieit of the ltresenlt onie.
Ini conclitsion,. -I wisht to express ap
pbreciationot to y'our hodly and all the
<ty's emlloyees5 '.vhIom I have had
occasioni to call uiponi for their hearty
Ii (espec ituliy youris,
...... ....... ...3 326.l6
....... ....... 30,75.02
... ... ... ... 150 .0) $ 3 ,885.55I
-1'. 3IC44nanl, Esqi., .iks Vadluable
Stggest.ons to iolrl-s it1 3it iager.
on Primary Lnins.
Mir. F. P. Alc Gowan, a menm bet of
Collnty 10xecutive Cotmmittee of the
DemcraUtic varty and who actei as
chairman of the committee when t h
votes were tabulated by the commt ittee
Thursday, has issued a statement to
voters and managers making clea-er
the laws of the state as to elections. It
has been commonly re-ported that
ninor infractions of the law wer
made at some boxes in the last pri
mary, due to misunderstanding of the
regulations and the suggestions of Mr.
McGowan will be valuable to voters
and managers in the next primary. His
"As a member of the county exectu
tive committee I take this opportunity
to make some suggestions in the man
agement of the coming primary elec
tion for the Democratic party.
In the first place, no one has a right
to vote tiless' his name was placed
utpon the lDemocratic club rol! of the
precinct on or before the last Tues
day in July before the first election. if
the managers do not find his name en
rolled, they must. reject the application
for a ballot to vote.
In the second place the ballots must
be filled out by the voters in the booths
before they are deiosited in the boxes.
This requirement does not apply to a
precinct having less than fifty voters
enrolled. The law of our State guar
antees to the voter secrecy of his bal
lot and the provision for the filling out
of tickets in the booths is t6 preserve
the secrecy of the ballot and to prevent
undue influence over the individtal
voter. The managers should be care
ful to see that this requirement is car
ried out on the day of the election. If
a man cannot read, he should ask the
managers to allow him an assistant to
go Into the booth with *hin together
with one of the managers and in the
booth the assistant fills out the ticket
a direts , the voter in the pres
ence of the manager. The ticket Is
then presented by the voter to the
managers, who detach the stub and
deposit the ticket in the right box. The
managers shotld be carefitI to see that
the voters place the tickets in the right
boxes. If a ballot is placed in thtb
wrong box it will be rejected and !h
vote- vill lose his vote.
In ease of fraitd in tihe conduct of
a voting precinct, the whole box wiI
be rejected and I the candidates willo
their vote at said box. but il ca.z. of
ono or more ilieAal or irreguIlar vot.s
being east, thE' county r-xecutive> (0com
mittee would probably up;on a protest
and contest from sotie candidate bein.
made purg e the said box of the sail
votes by throving outt at random votes
eqIual in number to the said votes.
Thus yout see that sitch a procednlire
wottld injure some candidate in the
final count of the votes, and might
cha nge tile result of Ilie election. The
votet- shoit Id hb' carefultt to t-ttn Ihis ten-.
cil thirotigh names he does not wish to
Thel ma nagetrs shou ld wr3it e tite vot -
ing precinct on the retur tns whetn they
11l1 them 03ut atnd thte figutres shoutld
be plainly wrtitten so as to avoid tmis
take oi' the ligittes. Thte tabttiat ing
list:; shoutld accomnpany the rturn 1311S
thei e'xecttve ('otiunitte- (Zan sen. i
therie has; been a ny errotr in coutinig
The r-ules of th.e pat ty arte designed
to secure3. a ta ir elec t tin an liior reM
(-ountt of all legai vo'es. To this end'
we should h all sitriv
I-. I'. .\e(OWAN,
Sept. thI, Ir.
Iiase4 iaI Iati OttI ngs.
The G.~ray ('outrt -Ow igs and -14ibet
ball I tams arte to play on the Owing
gr-ounds lFriday after-noon at I o'clock
As this will be the last game of t hi
seasoni, a large etrowdl is ex pec'ed,
The W,'dnesday (Clutb is cal led Ir
mneet Frla, after-nooni at 5 o'clocls
with .\lrs. II. 12. .Iontes.
* SHfOND) PRIAIRY IETl'ltNS,
* The Adveriser vwill give' *lee
* tion retutrns atgain ne4xt Tutesday
* night. All those who were kind
* enough to telhepleone retutrns last
* Tuestday ar-e requested to do si)
* agatn next Tttesday.
Second Primary to Be Held
Returns of tate Election -we're- Slow
In Cominc In but Early Prediet.ions
that Smith and Warren Would Make
Necond Race for V. S. Senate Borne
The S'tate, Sept. 1.
Complete and official returns fron
last Tuesday's Democratic primary re
ceived and tabulated by H. N. Ed
munds, secretary of the state Demo
cratic executive committee, show i
material changes from the figures an
fnounced last Wednesday and Thurs
Iday. The last of the official lists was
received by Mr. IEdmiunds yesterday
and his tabulation last night shows a
second race between Splith and War
ren for the United States senate; be
tween Harvey and. Mauldin for lieu
tenant governor and between Slealy
and Smith for railroad commissioner.
The senate vote: as compiled from
the oflicial list by Mr. Edmunds is dis
tributed as followl Irby, 8,15-1; Pol
lock, 1-5,67S; Smith, 57,428 and War
ren 36,317. These Wotals show Senator
Slmith's opponents as having 60,149 or
3,026 votes above -those received by
the senator. To have nominated on
the first ballot it would have been
necessary for Senator Smith to have
received 58,937 votes of the 117,872
cast. He lacked 1,514 of receiving this
number. The state committee meets
at the State House at noon today and
will convass the votes and declare the
results. -It is unlikely that any chang
-es will be made in the tabulation of
One county is missing from the otli
cial list of the other contested offlce.,
except for lieutenant governor, but
this will not make any changes in the
results to be announced today. The
compilation shows 'Cohen 18,578; liar
Ivey, 51,273 and .\lauldin, [6,283. A
second primary will be necessaary t,
determine the winner. All couties,
navo reported on this race.
Probably the most decisive result of
the .orimary was W. W. Molo's vie
ov:- A. II.. .\larchant of Orane
bug. T'-.o i-suit. shows .\archant :N,
tnd Moore 78.964, with only the
Ioflcia! < a from Colleton missing.
Fot rail(oad commissioner Shealy
led1 the ticket with'50,166 and the oth
er candidates came as follows: MeCas
kil 1.',,57, s 10,259 and Smith 38,
1,0. Shealy and Smith enter the sc
For the uncontested oflices one or
two counties are missing in the finals
)for each candidate. Governor Cooper
rteived i1.5.731 with the reports from
(Cherokee andl Col leton still out. B.,
I iarris for commissioner of agriculture
receiv-ed II 5,656. .lahn IC. S~wearinfgen
reei'ived 11 6,211 for supecrintendenlt of
Other state- olficerls recei vedl the fol -
lowving vote5 with only one or' twa
1'',13'. 1 lincan 11tt.477 and (ater
voe o: Ionresme an0 d hiitcitorW
lat ii., I but w i obably 1 compii
thesee fiwures earl1y this moring fori'm
wvill irobably be nol seconii d(aes for'
(conlarmS 111 whioly one or Iwo seconti
r aces w !! -0 net: essa ry for solicit or
Wints Winthbropi Schlarsip.ii
The friends of Mliss Mlatti e Sue Wof
ford. daughter of M\r. Johnt A. W~foird,
of Madtlens Station, will be glad Ito
l ean tIhal she has recently been
awvardeld a state schiolarship, to Win
th rep (oillege. MIiss Wofford won tis
sicholarshlip In a competitive examina -
tiotn, olpen to gils thr ioutghouit the?
whole stale, and she Is being congrat -
u11.atedl uipon tihe mfar-ks wh Ich gave hot
first place. M\iss Wotor-d is a Sopho
more at Withr-op.
Filrst Cotton~ Bale.
M\r. IC. F. (Coggans, -who lives a few
miles fr'om the city, brought the first
cotton bale of the season to the city
yester-day mor-ning. lie did not fInd a
satisfactor-y market for' it, so he car
ried it honme with him.