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VOLUME XX<VI. LARN9SUHCRLN9WEDNESDAY, SEPTEBER 1,1920.UM3E
VERY CLOSE RACES
[OR COUNTY QfflCERS
Clerk and Senate Races
Very Close .
REID ELECTED ~
Witihhe Closest Itaces in Many Years
('. A. Power Evidt'intly is Elected
I'lerk (of (opirt and (. P. Goodwin Is
Elected to State Senate.
With evvy box in the county heard
from last niight shortly after ten
o'clock, S. C. Reid was clearly eleckd
over Joe F. Smith for sheriff of tli'e
county, while C. A. Power ani 0. -P.
Goodwiin were elected clerk of court
and state enator respectively by nar
ro . margin Only 21 votes separnt d
Po-or and F'ranks In the clerk'% race
and 9 votcs separated Davis and Good
win in the renate raca. Ther' i. little
likelihood that the result of those rac
es will be changed by the ofliciai
count, which is to be made tolmor'-ow.
Townes A. Willis defeated his oppon
ent. Ellwoed AW. Dillard, for the llomse
of Representatives by 171 vo:.s
lackweh-NNI'll Eletel Molleitor.
On ihe a(,ce of incomideto r.At itrns
f;omt the four count!'m of the ci rctiit,
11. S. [lac':well has been ti electo.l
solicitor by a majority in ex.ess of
1,0004votcs. With the Newberry -ind
Greenwood votes almost contoylete and
the Ahiheville vote give.n in round num
bes, .\r. Blackwell has 5.001 votes to
3,912 for his opponent, Howard Moore,
of AbIeville. The tollowlig is the
vote as received by The Advertiser
.New ery .. .. .. ..1258 512
Greenwood ........1162 970
Abbeville ..........400 1200
Laurens ..........2181 1230
Totals ....... 5001 3912
Bulkikte; on state otllces wero very
meagre, but. the last reports indicated
the election of Smith as U. S. Sena
tor.. Harvey as Lieutenant Governor,
and Shealy Railroad Commissioner.
Th., following is the last hulletin re
-ceived from the News and Courier:
1'. S. Senate
E.. I). -Smith .. .. ...........16,169
Geo. Warren . . 12,723
W. G. 1-arvey ............18,676
0. K. Mauldin ...........9,914
F. W. Shealy .......... ..15,791
D. L. Smith ............12,435
ANOTHEI l VE'IE'LtAN AONE.
James T. Langston, onfederat. vet
eratn, Passed Away in Charlotte
.James 'T. Langston, for most of his
life a resident of thia county, died at
the hom e of his son in Charlotte Sutn
dlay mornitng, deatht being dtue to a
aeneraJl breakIng down incidont to ad
va:1eed :.ge..* Mr. L.angston lived in
1Laur ens n.p untli ev.er'ai tmonths ago
wheno he -movedto (') ha:rlotte on ac
('ttunt of ad vancitng age' to be~ w ithi his
Mr'. iLangrton wa 74 year~s of age
and -wa's a vet erain of the 'Civil Wtar,
l'etng ainong the first to voluntteer for
service. lit was a membert of the old1
Th'd ,. uth (Carol in ' regIment atnd
'''as hnvwn as a soldler': of great cottr
ngo and val or. For' m any years previ
Tu5 to :is retmoval to Charl'otte ho
Seve as pace oflietr of t he city 'and~
countyi' in various catpacl ties atid was
a. fati.,Aul piublic servant.
Tlhe body was brou~tht hete for in
ter nt, 'larial services bintg held
at the Laurens cemetery Monday af
te('00n, hlji condlucted by Rev. A.
El. Holler, pastor of the First Motho
(list chu~rch. - Among those who came
to) t'ie !une'al wvas Rev. b. P. McGee,
ht. fotrmery iastor. T1he following getn
C,.'umeinacted as ipail hearers: Janmes
TI. (trews, Ross D. Young, T. L. Mon
toe. W. P. Hludgens,'Jamies Dunklin
and .Johtn Switzer.
-Mr. Latngstonl is survived by two
:<ons and two daughter's, as follows:
NMace, of 'Charlotte, Jim, of Enorec,
Mr;s. L~. Dunk .Curry. or Gra4y Court,
and Miss Blettie lAngaton, of Char
S4ervices at Gray Cout.
Uilnc services will be hold at Dor
roh Presbyterian chttrch, Orky ~ourt,
Sutdayjafternoon at 4 o'clock.1
Second Primary Election, September 14. 1920
Solleito' State en. Wouse IhS I iff C. of C.
--. o....... 2 1: .5.9
Owing .; . . 1 10 70 11. 351| 1 I!
G"ray Court11 . ...... ! 65 0,! 8:3 78 ' 9 12:1 102 agi 83 7S
Thompson's Store ..2 :t1 3 I :7 2 15 5 t
:15. 19 51)
Watts Mills..........ii 11 18 l'': 7 192, 1()6 11I W 124) 92
1111re ls \1il . .l .... I S 61 22 89' .10 7 3 71 S5 28
I)!als. ............. .. . 10) 29 14 26: 31 3: 21 19
Cross 1Ill ......... 121 15 134 32 85 1 111 52 4-1 120
Goldville ........... J 1 1-1 51 24: : i 1( ;j 1 32 17 1;)
Clinton .. ......... .190 1101 217 53 218 1) 16: 1;;8 12: 178
flopewell .......... 22 17 38 1: :,, 6! 1S 21 13 26
Lydia .... ........ 4: 2 17 52 23 42 W : 1 :15 20 -19
Clinton Mill ........ 63 52 72 1:3 9:1 22- SI :- 5 I ;t
hickory Tavern .... 1 90 42 30 9)' 52 78 37 .1 .1 72 58
Shiloh ............. 33 IS 20 31 1.9 ! 1 25 16 :11 24)
Pleasant Mound .... 1 19 17 10 21; 2: 12 2:, 15 21 1:
Youngs ............ 3' 33 21 .1. 29 3 6' 2 2 1 48 1S
.\t. Pleasant ........ ; 13 : 11) 52 17 ., 1; 16 51 11
0ikoi ..............I 55 1: 21 77 :' 1;1 ; 29" ; 1 :1
Waterloo .......... ! 51 21 -; 21: i9 32 1 i0:' .IS 22
Rlenno .............. 27 II 39 1 24 1 11) 22' 2 1 9
Woodville ........... 9s 3: 65 C;; 15 S 1111 27 . ;7 ;1
Ora ................I 1 21 19' 2:1 17 IS 2: 23 17
Dalniel's Store ...... - IS 18 19 1.1 57 -12 30 32 38
Poplar Springs ...I 1;- 42 .1 i 1] 8 ! :1 7:1 i9 27
Laurens............! 131 206 382 252" 208 124 371) 21;8 32 : ;
Stewart's Store ....I 29 11 1.1 27 11 27 21; 13 21) 21
Mountville .........I 51; 30 57 29 29 57' ;7 20 .12 15
Princeton ..........| 20 21! 11 :,: 7 :37 : 1 W 1:1 25
Langston ...........I 1S 3211 9 .12; 25 26 2; 25 :11 15
Cook's Store ........ .49 1() .17 I's : 21, 20 .15 21 .11
1' Top ............ 28 12" 8 31 15 25' 16 21 17 23
,ray's Storo .......| 37 8 8 337.' 19 2,;" iS 27
-1 20 2:1 .1 .)1)_________________
1.anford 4820 281 29 211 33 171 21 29
Totals ........... 2181 1230: 169o) 11;99! 1 1 192-.2 1V18 1.161 1681 1705
Second Primary Election, September 14, 1920
U. S. Sen. lt. Gov. R. R. 'Coi.
Gray Court ......... 107 53 52 107 103 58
Ow ings. ......... .................. 70 116' : 57 ) 2 1)
Laurens .\ll1 ....................... 3) ::! 6: 521 70 -11
Thompson's Store ................... 43 25 1 .5: .:1 26
" ross Hfill ......................... 107 60 61; 99 119 .17
O l l3 ..............................) l 5 9 :11. 3 24) 20
Clinton Mi l ......... ...............I 41) 71 j5 I;) 96 11;
yd a ............................... 2: 1 48 1 5s 13 15 l
.3oldville ........................... 32 16 21 7 11
H-opewell ...........................| 22 1711 14 5. 25 1i
into ...... ....................... 179 122:: 193. 106)1 GOt ;0
W atts M ills ........................ . 55 131 121 87' 117 (2
Fleasant Mound ................ 25 11 1-1 22 30
Shiloh .......................... .. :1;3 18 11 -10 25 26
Youngs ............................. | . 1 :1 .110 1 22 1 . 1 3 ;
1 kory Tavern ....................| 95 - 35| 47 s2Y 71 67
Ekom ............................. 56 427 43 5| 58 10
W aterloo .......................... ;)1 17! .1 2;V . 41
flenno ............................. . 39 ;11 .2. 13'' 2S 1.1
'oodville ..... ....... ....,..... 1 1 7 - 96 69 ti2
O ra ............*....................1 : 10 0 10 11
niel Store ..................... I 17 . 15 27
Poplar Springs ..................... 7) 3t; : 71 5 1 55
.(t. Pleasant ...................... .15 17' 1; .36 15 17
Stewart's Store .................... 31 11) ' 30 16 25
Princeton ........................... 3. 4 1 1 20 29 15
lzangston ............ .............. 29 23 1 19 32i -1 10
Mountvl lle .......................... 64 4; . 4 4 .7 4)
Laurens. --...........................13 5 311 i' ;) 2 11
('ook's Stor-...........................5..;.. .11 '5 237;
T1'p TIop ...........................I 2.5 15' (; ;i :2 .9
Gr'.s~* Store........................ 2.s 17: 7 .II 17 28
1.:,i'or1...............................28 21'" :12 1s . *0 10l
Total-;' ..................I 205.-i ::37 1338 19 II 217; 122'I
hE~il)Y FOR1 TII E P'LAY. (' iT". IlI'.i llRE SilTRI('lil-:N.
"SMni " to) be1 Given at 1,onl Thl.'aire, I ~r'lStrk.I~P 'ily4 i iiii
Tlomoerzrow~ Niht. Tr'ii ty-RB idge To- iStuda.''iI't rldlt it
".ind" theI:1 local talent p;lay' written'a 'eivdiitit ts a
at' e)per l'. Iouse t omiorriow PI evenig, n i ~rdasrk 1 ir y
lhe cuitrta in goinag uip at 8:91 o'cloc k.sswh nte(Itl'elsHn
Itehecarsals have been held nearly ev- ne 1'hSaUrdy ii'WaHo,
(ry ieeninig totr the past ten days and at, 'i''e otehn o it 1 '
gralyng progriess has beeni made. iIl' ~~i olaPtI.wcteletei
According to iplans at fIrst laid out
but not made publIc, thle play will be 't''li tt( htlt a
gIven In other places besIdes I sedl;'au-oli nt htIt ol
rens. The tirr;t showing .vll Ibe miadeber'.' ectoiisloi oi.ll
at T1rinity-Rldge this even!ng. To- a v :lydonIllftllibtdd
morrow eveningi It will be in laanire'ns, htI~i ~ht~~i e
F'iidaiy at W4(odrutlY, Sat urdauy at Gray -
Court-Owlngsi and .\onday at Cross * ***...****..
A delIghtful musical programi has 1i'i(i'Isi:N.lI.*
been arranged to be Interapersed be- ti~litneil'snefo
tweeni the acts. ThIs Ia expectod to *''a atngtsae
prove ani adlditlonail drawing card. *ta .1.Sihwsceryeet
On hoard of Directors. *~o Wretell'mtta.hu
At a meetIng in the Iuterest. of the* italh'i Rjlt4OO*
South 'CarolIna D~evelopument -Board, *tl ~ Iai4yhsala e
held in ColumbIa last tweek, W. Rl. *jrt vr~aa~lfrl(itift
McCuien, of thIs lety, was elected as a *gvrlrai Sei ssfl n~
member' of the Boardl of 'DIrectors. The*th alfrrioa cnni.*
Develcipment IBoard plans an immne-* onr*
diate and extensive campaIgn for the
develpmen ofutrdatte.hat..Ca.* L .*I. lubr. *f
MEET i1N TEXAS
qGAenIeIqiIII in fornmtion tonl M-1unionl Is
4111e:. .1 iss .311ary Harr.1on Grier at
31nid oi -lio. I otr.
Genteral C. A. l('eed has is1uled gen
eral orders it the form of a circular
Lo all 'onfederate veterain concern
Ing the reunion this year as follows
On October 6, 7 and 8, the generai
'eiunion v the c Uni-ted Conrederate
vcteratis will be held at Houston. Tex
as and the division commander do
site. full attendance aid tiges all
camp commanders to stir up their
camps and urge the comrades to go.
The tie that binds is strong and
the commingling of kindred mind is
a lure; commanders are asked to read
this circular to their camps and give
them the .following information:
Free entertainment will 'be fur
nisied such as desire it an( you
;botjuld write for such at once to .ir.
John T. Scott, choairmn, Houston.
Texas. 'ominanders should write
General N. 13. Forrest, louston, Tex
as, for certificates with which to buy
There will be a thit rough %iillimana
car from Columbia through to IHious
ton, also one from Spartanburg. leav
ing Coliambia at 7: 15 a. in. October
I th, Spartanburg at 10:10 a. m., asme
day, and reaching Hlouston at 10::) p.
it. of the 5th.'
Thlese cars run via Newberry,
Greenwood,- Belton, Anderson, Atlan
ta and Now Orleans. The rate Is one
cent per mile plus the I'nited Stat..4
tax, or say $23.63 from Columbia or
!;)artanburg. For space in these cars
ap;ly to Mr. David 'Cardwell, division
adjutant. Palmetto Building, Colutim
b)ia. S. C.
Pullman fare, lower herth. $25.92,
upper berth $20.70 round trip. Tick
ets will be on sale October 2, 3 and .1,
returning good to October 31, 1920.
iindly let this ofilce know how
many will go from your cam.. Head
qiarters of the division will be at
iRice's Hotel and veterans are urged
to register there on arrival at Ho
Write to II. Wirt Steele, chairman,
Houston, Texas, for lists of hotels
Mrs. II. L. Adams of Anderson, has
been appointed matron of h1onr,
Miss lienrietta Boykin of Sumter, L1
appointed division sponsor, M i.ss
Mary B. Grier of Greenwood and M iss.
Anna Ross Cunningham of And'rson,
maids of honor.
Any further informat ion can he
had onj application -to this office.
By order of
C. A. Reed,
.\lajor General, Commanding,
'Anderson, S. C.
Wins Two Out of Three.
Afler taking two straight ganes
firoms Etnorce Thuirsday and Friday,
the Lauirens Mill club lost to the 10no
reeans Saturday by a score of 14 to
0. In the last game linoree had gath
creri together one of the best teamns
evet' se'n in this vicinity and with
Bet sill in the biox wvon the -gamsa vi t h
ease&. Thursdy's(II game on the local
dilamtotnd vas one of time fastest of the'
season,* being a p itlcers' battle be
tween I et sill for linotue, and( d'atitran
for' the localIs. 'lThe ioeal s won >2 a
score of 7 to 5. Ini t he second game
Friday, antot her sptIcheris' bat Il de
v'elopetd bietweetn l'owler, for Ene;'e,
and Sa rr'att for the locals T1M ' gamett
stood 1 to I) in favor of Enoree until
the last inning whe(n thme Laurtens Mi
teanm wais :able to put two ac ross sbh'
ida te, wvinnfinl by a score of two to
one. The two teams af'e scheduled
for another game at 10noree Sat urd.y.
('aught itn te Act.
.Johnslon .ohtnsotn, his wIife, brot her
and son wer'e at'restedi 1)y Rturmal Po
Ilicenmen Owens andl loydl Fri'dayni
at thtet' home known as "G(ray'a Vin
y'arid" on the edge of towni on tme
chat'ge of dlistilling. The party was
eaught by the offiee's in the act of
makinig up a su itply of "'red eye"' anmd
took them in tow befor'e the opmralmon
was entir'ely completedl.
(Curt IlgnN Touiday.
'The Court of General Sesison. w!1
convene In the 'Cour't'Iloutse this morn
lng. Jutdge 'Ernest. Moore, of Launca'n
ter, arrived In the c,ity last night anid
will p~reside. Very tow cases of im
portance are scheduled to be tried, the
Murdette case, in all .proibabiiity hmeing
nostponed until the next fnem
iBROAD PLANS [OR
State Development Board
BoarId i nniutIi raies P1rog-ressIve Pro
gramt Presenitd to the People d)jr
Ing Ihe Rtecent Expmnsion t'anpalign.,
11u1h Interest Is Uisplayed,.
'Columbia, Sept. I3.-irol and
comprlehensixe plans for the develop
ment of Eouth Carolina along seve'ral
ines werC d(eCid(Id P011 at a meetuing
of the board of contro of the South
Carolina 'Development Board at a
meeting held Friday afternoon in th
rooms of the board, 1202 .\lain street.
The board elected a strong board of
direclors, every section of tIh StaIte
leintg erpresen ted. The -personnel of I
the severa important com In issionis
were appointid by Niels Christensen,
president of the development. board
andco nillim ed by the board of con
Irol. The first meeting of the new
board of directors will be in Columbia
October 5, when an execttive commit
tee wil be selected.
The meeting of the hoard of control
liaigurates the progressiv'e pro
gram me which was fully presented to
the peo-ple of South Carolina duing I
the recent expansion campaign for
the; development board when several
thousand miembers wrce secured.
There was much interest displayed
in the affairs of the board by the more
than score representative citizens who
attended as members of the board
from their respective counties.
A determined spirit was shown by
thoe present -to press forward tintil
South Carolina is developed along the
right ines. Reports showed that there
is a united citizenship behind the
The board of control decided tupon
a definite programme of action. No
attempt will be made to deal with a
great numbiilier of probNems. .\larkets.
I1%,e stock, Industrial research, drain
age and health and sanitation arte the
problems to be solved irst by tih de
velopment board. It was decided to
take uipon each of t , qiuestions and
press them to a successful eonclutiiion.
A commission was appointed to han
die each one of these problems.
Niels Christensen of Beaufort pre
;ided at the meeting of the board and
explained the plan of organization and
just what has been accom:plished.
In view of the fact that the efforts
of the Development Board and the
State Chamber of -Commerce are di
rected along the same lines In a great
many Instances it was decided to ap
point a committee to confer with the
State Chamber looking to an amalga
mation of the two agerncies. Presiden
Chriistenisen apipoitted the folle.wing
coimittee to confer with the State
chamber: Chlarles ii. Blarron of Co
lumnbia, G1. Croft Wi!llams~ of Volumbia
andr G;eorge Ady' of Laake City.
Another comnmittee appointed was
that to cotnfer' with t he Auieriian (rot
ton .Associat ioni i t'ocht a wvorkin:
ag reemientI to prlevenit overlapp inrg of
uthe act ivities of thic wa organizations.
.lemibers: of this comiuntte namied by
Presido lt Chlristvnsen we re: Alani
.flohnstone,. of Ne'wberry. WA. A. R'auekey
of Itishio illeI 0 and Go~v. R1. A\. 'oopeti.
Thlie followIig were ''lect ed directonrs
of thle SoilthI ('ariolin a D~evelopiiynent
boarId: ('hartes II. I arron of 'folumbiia, :
Ii. WI. WVoodwarud of lllshoyvilie, *L. I).
Jin tgs of Stimter. R. I. .\anning
of 'ohumbia, It. I. Geeir of Grieenville.
.I. (G. Gaston of Spairtanburg, C. K.
.\orgatn of l'ion, WV. R. \Me'uen of
I anrens,li E. 1 Child of Whitmirie, B.
B. Go:-'ett of Aniderson, I. P. .\leC
(i'avey of lMasley, IHenry C. Tillmian of
G reenw~ood. WV. .1. Rloddey of Rock
lill. T. .\. Seawell of -Wlnnsboro, .
WV. Duval of Chesterfield, C. .l. Shan
non, .Jr. of anmden, C. A. H ighitower of
Edgefleld, Walter E. D~uncan of Alikeni,
Nieck Christensen of Dleaufort, Dr.T.
Hi. TlutLen of Vai'nville, Bright Wil
llamson of Darlitigton, C. E. Comn
miander' of Florence, It. I3. Galloway~
of Clo and D). A. Spivey of Conway.
The IHolt house on Btin avenue.
neai' the Central giaded school, was
bought Monday fi'oim .\r. Holit by Mfr.
G. C. GUwlnn. .\r. H~olt now iresidea
M[[I Of FARM[RS
C41LU FOR MOVIDY
Meeting to be Held in the
S'ott:n Holing, Iedtet ion of Aerenge
and Iiirease of Warehouse Fncili
ties to be Discussed. Also Local
Prolens to Farmers.
Pursuant to resolutions adopted at
the meeting of the American Cotton
Association held in 'lMontgomery, Ala.,
Emptemuber' 2 and 3, a meeting of farm
ers has been called by Mr. C. A. Power
0o be held in the Court louse here
nxt .\!onday morning at I1 o'clock
witen the problemts con front lig the
Southern farmer are to )e dismissed.
In addition to the prolblems affecting
the whole South, it is understood that
local matters such as the pr cc of
ginning and gathering and the sale of
cot.ton seed will be discussed. A large
attendance of fariers is dosired for
Tih following is in pati the set. of
resolutions adopted at tihe Alontgom
ery ineeting and which the Association
ias asked that the widest :publicity
Whereas, There is urgent need for
'iltickly informing, arousing and mob
ilizing all ithe farmers and business
in'terests of the Soufh in the fight for
better cotton *prices viwt.h all that It
moans for the civilization and pro
gress of our section. Therefore,
'3e it resolved, That in view of the
emer-gney now confronting Us, it is
hereby directed that Monday, Septem
ber 20th, 1920, shall be ob'served In
all the cotton growing states and
counties of the South as "Cotton Day"
and the farmers and interested )usi
ness men of each county are called to
assemi)le at their county seats at
eleven o'clock on the morning of that
day to join farmers and business men
from all other parts of the cotton belt
In a Soith-wide campaign for forty
-'-otton, basis middling, and a
Ie it firther resolved, Thal at eacli
Colityl Imeeting the -following three
sb 1et s shall constitute the outstand
ing f:attres of the program.
I. Plans for holding the cotton of
o-' onnty until fair and just prices
can be obtained, together with plans
for co-operative marketing.
2. Plans for fully utilizing ware
h'is~es and warehouse facilities of the
county and foi erecting additional
warehoutses with special .mphasls in
this connection on practical plans for
financing the crop.
3. Plans for immediately increas
ing the acreage in fall sown small
grains, also cover crops, as the one
wise and certain plan of effecting a
redltieion in cotton acreage, pledges
to I his effect to be taken.
Fol lowing t hese d iscuissions lians
for futlly organizing the cotunty to ef
fect these results shall be agreed up
I iss Noat --\ehellar was htostess to
a few feiendrs on .lonaya eventing ini
ho nor of lier house gues't , lss Eava
Oxner, of K inards. Howls' of late sum
met flo wers lac t(ed on tabl)es and man
Itels gave thle home a festive alir. Aliss
.ary Sute .\t' e Ilitar assisted her' sis
'r in treceivitng and after a few min
tes of (onv'ersat ion elever' little con
tests, 'onisisting of painters palette
wvith~ thle colors jumbled 'were engaged
in whticht affor'ded much anmusement.
(Cards wee th len Passed for parttners
anad Hook furnished enterita Iilment
duin ag the remainder of thle evening.
M\iss Mlek cllar served (loll eilous cream
and~ wafers,--G(reenwoodl ind0x-Jotir
Mantly W1oment Register.
.Alany' women are still taking advan
rage of thteir rilghts to register under
the new amendment to the constitu
lion, 1 97 women firom the TAuriens pre
cinct alonte havitng r'egist er'ed .londay
morning. .\lr. Tom liangston, ila
(etarge of the registrat ion books, saidl
then that lhe hoped to htave at least
200,i from this pr'eelnet befor'e the books
cl ose, bu't the rush to r'egister', he said,
has not iccably sinckened. Examina
tiota of other preclnct books shows
that only a ver'y few wonmen have reg
~tere.d outside of the laaurens pro