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AVOLUME XXXVIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1922.
Education and Taxes Main
TO THE FORE
County Campaign Opened a4 Langston
.Church Last Wednesday and Cand,
dates and Visitors Entertained with
Basket Picnic. Campaign on High
Protected from the rayt o. a zutu
mer ,sun by the bows of ,towering
tlees, candidates .for county ofices
made their bow to the voters of Scu'
letown township at historic Lang
ston church Wednesday morning in
the rfirst formal meeting of the 1922
campaign. As has been the custom
even before edict of law in this state
gave 'women- the right of suffrage, the
assemblago was made up of men and
women alike, -the occasion having
Moro the alr of a social gathering -than
a politi'oal meeting. With their ac
customed hospitality, the women had
come prepared to revive and refresh
their gtusts in regions which the in
itollectual efmuits of .the candidates
failed to reach, so at the noon hour
a bounteouu picnic dinner nwas served
to which all hands responded with a
Senator 0. P. 'Goodwin presided ov
er the .meeting and welpmied tic can
didates and visitors in a short intro
ductory speech, referring to the dis
tinction which was his of introducing
the first women caandidates who ever
offered for office in the county, 'Mrs.
Owens and Miss lWofford, candidat ;
for superintendent of edication. P.
fore introducing the cadnidates
ent, he read -letters from Auditor J.
W. Thompson and Probate Jui dge 0.
G. Thompson expressing I oir regret
at lot being able td attend the meet
"VInce the meeting at Langston Wed
nesday the candidates have been nak
Ing Ahe grinid, .covering the itinerary
made out by the executive cmmit
. The speeches in thnse meeting,;
Tave varied very little in substunce
from the initial speeches at Langston.
At Lydia .Mill Thursday night James
L. Browning and Phil 'D. 'Huff, candi
dates for the tilouse of R1opresenta
tives, expanded their platforms by ad
vocating a change /na the, primary
election la;ws to allow cotton mill op
era-tives, who move from place to
q)lace, to vote under the same regula
tions as 'preachers and schobl teach
ers who are granted sipecial privileges
as to .length of residence. At Clinton
Mills F'Iday night Qlepresentative
Carroll D. Nance, asking .for re-elec
tion, vaTIled from his usual speech by
defending. his vote on -the eight hour
law. "Mr. Nance said that he had voted
as his - conscience dlctated and that
he fett that he had acted for the best
interest- of the cotton mill workers
The Itural Police
At Cross .Hill Monday 'Jas. L.
Blrowning lead off in advocacy, of the
present rural police system, whioh has
been made an issue in the campaign.
Other candidates on 'the same day to
champion, the rural police were W. L.
'Gray, IPhil D. Giuff' and Carroll ID.
Mance. tMll of 'those candidates camne
out again. for the system 'at Center
Point yestorday. 'Mr. J. C. ,McDaniel
ia the only candidate for the House
,who is opxposing tiho syrstemi. Advocates
.of the syotem have 'ben liberally
Ehmore G4. 'Bramilett, cadidate for
auditor, was the first to be introduced
at .the Liston meeting. Mr. -Brami
,lett spoke but'a -few words, promising
ito keep the office 'neat and clean and
ito filli it to the :best of, his ability.
Candidates for county commission
or. merely annouied~ 'themselves,
pledging thomselves to filli the office
'to, he best of their ability. Joe Rl.
iA -, of Clinton, spoke first a'mong
thoin, offering for oficethe first time.
A.'.B. Blakvely, offering for re-election,
efrr~ned to his past -record. J. '1.
il1 ommissioner during two previ
o is eOxms, piledged himself to fill the
esC to the best of his ability. Toy
A, prummonld, offering for ic the
firot ihne said t.hat he felt 'himself
eqiual to the job and thoirght his side
o eountyt ought to be represented.
& t oorg asking for re-election,
ali thtt 'i lntiof other men could "fill
QeO effle ub( that 'hio watetd to 'be
elected. -ie asked the voters to voto A
fore one other man and "one -more".
County Supervisor -
W. 1M. Nash, offering for supervisor .
for th2 first time, said that he felt .
equilppnd by reason of education and '
surveying knowledge to fill the oftee.
1Ie said that he had surveying equip
ment Pnd could do road surveying him
self. He feels capable to administer .1
the offire in every detail, both in the
omce ,,,-d in the field. If elected he
pr)mi ef to get the best 'results front
the m-hi nery and chain gangs of the
!county. He would divide the -gang in- t
to thr- sections and have them cover
the co'.-ty. lie proniised a thorough
syster' -f book-keeping In the super
Jnl'. D. W. Watts, asking for re
cleetlon, gave an account of his stew
ardship and said that he had filled the A
offlee to the best of his ability and that
he had a clear conscience on -his ad.
-ministration of the ofice. -He explain
ed the syhtem of disbursements In his
office by <which all claims are sworn
to and checked up -before warrants are
issued. ;He ex'plained that all of the
automobile tax money is ex-pended un
der the supervision of the state high'
way depaetment on the tol--soil roads,
'leaving only the former appropriations
for .the remaining roads on which the
up-keep cost has greatly Ancreased.
IHe said that he felt after his experi
enice, as sui)ervisor for one term that.
he 'wus better equipped to carry on
Superintendent of Education
E. S'haw Johnsi, .firnt s-pt.'ier in
the race for w-erintendent of edlia
tion, said *'itl he had attended the
schools at Gray Court, had gra'duated
from Wofford college, had worked in 'a
bank one year and had taught school
tN-" years. With lils wide eEerience
'" "uippeCd to fill the oflice. If
clected lie proiised to visit the
schools. do all in his power to obtain"
state aid aadnd make his motto "quality"
rather than "quantity."
Mrs. E'arle C. Owens said tiat she
Was proud of the distinction Qf being
the ir4, woinan candidate to add.ress
a political meeting in the county as a
candidate for oflice. 'She advanced
reasons why womnci should be allowed '
to hold ofilce as well as vote, saying
that women have a tendency to "clean
up things". She said she holds an A.
3. degree from Winop- college, has 11
taught in town, rural and 111 mill schools,
has had thrce years experience asr
book-keeper and served in the place
of a soldier so he could go to war.
"You have women as teachers, why
not women as suiperin'tendents?" sheI
asked. She iwould build uu an efil
dient -teaching staff in the county.
Ben. A. -Sullivan expressed his ap-1
preciation for votes cast for him in
a previous election. Giving his quali
fications for holding the office, lie said
that .he is a graduate of the Citadel,
taught school several years, /went to
the IMexican border as a soldier, serv
ed at home and overseas in the World
War and has worked a part of the time
since his dischrge in the post office,
giving up his position there two years
ago to enter the race for Clerk o
Court. He 'was under treatment at a
govornmen't hospital, but has not
drawn any 'pension, It elected 'he wi-l
visit the schools of the 'county and
otherwise 'do tile duties of the office
to tile best of :his ability,.
"(liss Kate V. Wofford recalled that
her forefathers settled in this comn- -
munity.' Touch'ing on the subject of 1
woman suffrage, s'he said that it was .i
heart-'lifiting to see the 'women re- -
acting to the new' order of .things. e
$uffrage came to us unsolicited and
We are going t'o make the best of it."
The office of superintendent of educa
tion is one that appeals to womnen. The
--ducational crisis is a rural iproblem.
'We must give more time to rural
sehools. We have made tremendous
progress In the lust ten years, but we t
nust do bettor. ehe 'w'bild have rural r
schools so good that town 'people 1
vould he drxwn back to the country. a
speaking of her' qualifications, she said i
that sile is a graduate of Winthrop,
attended a business school, worked as
clerk in tile office of "Beloved Pitch- e
fork (Ben" in 'Washington, served as
second class gyeoman during the World
Wiar and since the war has been teach
lng in thei Laurons city schools.
R. Jud Langston, candidate for s
treasurer, pledged himself to keep the h
lecord1s of the ofieo open f,or inspec- t
tion and have the office conducted on e
the anme high 'plane as in the past.
, losp D. Young, incumbent, submitted t
fiures shmving that ho had saved 'the
ounty considerable money by taking
Ldvantage of favorable opportunities,
4 has served the county 12 years
iuring whIch time the work has been
tery onerous and feels that hie ohoul(
>0'roturned now that the work to
Horse of RepresentatIves
J. 0. Barnett, of Clinton, said that
9 first received the impulse for pub
Ic service after a Godly woman had
)Grsuaded -him to attend school. le
vorked his 'way through the Tigers
rile Academy and for two years at
Mrnan University. lHe had a de
ormined spirit and it elected he will
to what he thinks right or know the
'eason why. i'ducation, good roads
ind equal distribution of taxes are
he main planks in his platform. He
Vants to see every boy and girl given
t,air charnce In life. 'Ie wants to
iee' big schools all over the county and
Olleves in getting busy in order to
e able to -pay for them.
'"Stop, Look and Listen" Is the slo
rah of L S. Bolt and education, taxa
ion, prohibition and evolutflon are
he main issues as he sees them. Mr.
3olt -referred feelingly to the prevail
tag delpression and estimated that an
Lrmy of 135,000 people In the state
iad not yet ,!aid their taxes. Ie
tands for a reduction of expense in
Ivery line, though he would be the
ast to crippl-e any needed Institution.
las always stoed for education. Ie
iounded a warning rgainst prevalent
aivlessness, especially the sale of in
(R. D. Boyd recounted his activities
'or rurAl schools while a legislator in
Yrevious years and pledged himself to
Ontinue these efforts if elected. .i1e
Svoi4uxu iry, income and prolits tax
!q113 q;means of reducing taxes oi
ar11::. ie believes more money be
ng spent ;4 i main tenance of 1)1blic
sid'h ivays ta is necessary. The
t e (en ti nlut money, probably
tbh'ut R0 0,000, by abolishing useles
S'C , ' u 'a '1 8 (on :ssiner of a -1i
n e.a'ce comma :; ne.s. If clf' e
h0 ) .l t - "!!t of his ai-lity.
'ow : Ia 1 th yr1 -
hir, :: h.r..ie.: to oIllee hold;
aI! ird :- t: i. :ia]rks in early .
17 D e. ams rendl his Ilatforml f
limut ite: :anC.dealing pri --
tally wth ~'sciools, roads and taxat:-a.
There may be ab, , lo 11men In the r;. e
or this oIliee." he said, "but there . -
one with a ioi'e conscientiois deelre
or liervice to hiis county." Mr. Bro-::.
ng would have t le burden of ta-:,a
ifted from the Niumm aml placed n
hose able to bear It. If elected be
votuld favor a meeting at the Cou ity
eat betlore each session of the legiL'a
tire where the public could let 'ts
vishes be known. He would dedic: te
is political career to the obliteration
f illiteracy in the state. The found-i
ton for the prosperity and happiness
f the state .must be laid in the public
Mr. -W. L. Gray said that he had been
n 'pubilc life since 1876 but had nevar
sked for p)u'blic oilce. At the earnest
elicitation of friends ho had entered
he race and .would consider' It a great
onor' to be elected. Mr. Gray recog
izos the maIn 'problems of the day as
eig found in the rural schools, roads
nd law enforcement. 'He said that
bere are 'hundreds of citizens making
srge salarIes who are not paying as
timch in taxes as a one-horse farme-r.
te advocated crosecution of the tax
aws so that these t'ax-dodgers 'would
oyreached ai'd new sources of tax
evenue uncovered, Hie 'would not
ripple tihe state's charitable and penal
nastitut-ions. 'lie congratiulated 'the
tate on granting the vote to women.
Phuil D. Huff saId that two moti-,-es
rmompted hIm to enter the -race: Fiirst,
n ambitIon to servo the-county in a
egislative capacIty; s:cccad, to respond
a the willingnoss of some people and
lie 'l)ersuasionm of otherms to enter the
ace. The foremost issue of the state
the oblIteratIon of -IllIteracy. HeT
toumld not injure 'the' higher instltu
lonms of learning, flut does'not believe
t irobbing the, rural schools for their
onefit. Favors brilnging the stand~ard(
f the rur'al schools to the point where
me rural boy can enter' the state col
ages. If elected ho will ser'vo the
ounfty ,to the 'best of his ability.
(Hugh ID). McCr-avy said thmat two
ears ago he hud udvocatedl woman
mf'age before it became so pl)O~mar.
[e favors better rural educational
icilities and feels that through hIs
xiperience as a soldier in thme Philhi
ines and ns a barber fomr sIxteen years
mat ho 1s 'fully in touch withi the pee
(Continueda o Pg Pmu.)
IEIIGUSON PA ROL E
Orders' Laureiis (olinty Npgro Back
to Penitentlary, but He Makes Ills
The State, Sunday.
Governor Harvey yesterday revok
od the -parole of Charles Ferguson of
-Laurens and ordered -that the re- i
mainder of the sentence be served.
Ferguson was paroled by Governor
Cooper until the dounty physician
considered hi-m able to coml)lete his
'sentence and last week the governor
'began an investigation of this case
along with others.
Supervisor John D. W. Watts of Lau
rens advised Governor H1arvey that
Ferguson in his opinion was only
jable, to serve one-third of his sen-I
tence and that he slept in an open
porth at Clinton, 'working a part of
the time in a boiler room. The county
lihysician was awy when the chief
executive wrote for a report on Fer
guson, but would give an opinion
that Ferguson, was unable to com
plete -his sentence.
Ifo-wever, a private investigation
was made which differed from state
Iments made by the Laurens oflicials.
!A representative of the board of .pub
lic welfare lnvestigated Ferguson at
Clinton and Laurens and found him
'tworking in a mill at $11 a week, doing1
very laborious work. It was also
found that on July 6 of this year Fer
iguson was arrested and convicted of
cursing and raising a disturbance on
the highway. The welfare board rep
resentative found that Fergtson was
regarded as a "bad man" and con
stantly giving trouble of some kind.
Only recentiv, the report says, Fergu
son got lito a light and beat up a ne
gro severely. Pistol shots were heard
at the time, it was said.
Officials at Clinton regard Fergu
son as a strong m'an physically and
a bad chracter. Ills work In the mill
(-:l:ton w:as continuous froll MaY
' t, August. :. 110 was Iaroled by
overnior Qooper on April 20 of this
y.r. Ferguson was serving life for
pervisor Watt hiad it) special sit
;''vision over Ferguson after the pa
role, it was .Poilited out, bit his re
'itort on tihe (ase did not tally with
The goveriior sent the following
telegram to Supervisor WV'atts:
'"For good and suflicient reasons the
1,arolo of Charles Ferguson is this day
i evoked. Rei)ossesS him at once and
1 1 him serve the remainder of his sen
"Ince without fail."
Th,11e govcrior is w'atcliig all pa
roles t-ranted like the one to Fergu
son and where 'they are violated lie
intends to revoke them immediately.
When Sheriff ROLi scnt his deputy to
Clinton Saturday to take Ferguson in
to custody again it was found that
Ferguson had left for parts unknown
and had not returned. The report
from the sheriff's oflice yesterday was
to the effect that Ferguson had not
TEXAN TO SPEAK
Miass Meetinigs to be H~eld lat Laurenis
and Oray Court in Interest of the
ilass meetings of members of tihe
South Carolina Cotton Growecrs As
sociation 'and any other farmers wvho
are interested wvill be held in t~his city
and Gray Court next Wednesday, Au
gust 23. The meeting here wil.l be
held at 10:30 o'clock 4n 'the morning
and at Gray Court at 3 o'clock in the
Mr'. F. R, Sh'anks, a Texas farmer,
wvill be the prinlcipal speaket' at both
meetings, but other speeches wvill be
made by local men.
Mr. L. M. Beach'amn, in charge of the
cotton associat'ion camp)aign in this
county, said yesterday that he would
'like to see as niany 'l'armers as possi1
ble in attendance on these meetings.
Soil Specialist Comuing
'Dr. N. N. -WIntors, Clemson College
soil specialist, Is scheduled to conmc
to Laurens 'county the 17th and 18th
of this mnonthi. County Agenit C. t6.
Vaughan has planned four meetings
for him, as followvs
Thui'sday morning, the 17th, at
10:30-LIaurenis court house.
T1hursdlay afternioon, the 17th at
3 :30-OGray Cou i'taOwings school.
Friday juorning, the 18th at 10:30
Polplar Springs school.
Frid'ay afternoon, the 18th at 3:30
lliekory Tavern school.
Dr. Winters is considered one of the
bost authoritIes on soil btuilding in the
New Pupils to be Enrolled aind CondI.
tiOln ExaiiniaiitiiiJ0ins to be Held Dur
Ing the Week P'revious.
The 1922-23 teri of the Lau rens
city schools will begin Monday .morn
lng, September I'l. 'according to an an
nouncement published elsowhero In
this paper in which Suvt. Ganuo gives
full details governing entrance.
New 'pupils will -be enrolled on M~fon
,lay, Tuedsay and 'Wednesday of the
week .-revious and condition examlin
Lions will be held Thursday and Fri
day of the same week. ]
The school trustees have had a now
frame building erected during the past
summer to take care of the classes
which were taught in the private resl
Elence across the street last year. It
is understodd that this building is in
tended to be temporary and will be
used pending the erection of a perman
ent structure either on the present
school grounds or elsewhere in the
1. W. SIUMONS DIES
AT CROSS HILL HOME
Brother of 0. B. Simmons of This City.
J. W. Simmons, a prominent citizent
af Cross 11111, and a brother of 0. B.
9imnons of this city, Mied Monday af
Lernoon at flve o'clock at his home in
Dross I-ill. The funeral was conduct
3d yesterday afternoon at four o'clock
Li Cross Uill, I
For the 'past two years, Mr. Sim
mnons had been paralyzed. Ulp until
that time, lie was a ,rominent mer
liait and cotton buyer at Cross -ill.
Ele was about sixty years of age. For
i number of years he had been a
member of the Methodist cliirch.
Mr. Simmons is survived by his
wife and two sons, Frank and Roy of
5ross Hill. The following brothers an(i
4isters also survive .\r. Simmons: C.
P1. Simmons, Greenville; 0. B. Sn
mons, Laurens; J.: .\.'Simmons, Mounit
ville; Mrs. N1. M. McDonald, Miami;
Mrs. R. L. Felder, St. Matthews; CMs.
D. F. B3eawright, Due West; Mrs. T. M.
Liobb. Hodges: .\irs. James Graham,
Ilodlges; .Mrs. W. 4f,. Martin, Williston.
I'01:lLE IIEADElt T031ltitoW S
AInderson 1111d Laurens Teamis to May t
Two Gamm's oi Lmeil Lot Toimorrow.
Anderosn and Laurens will play a(
louble bi1 )a the local lot tomorrow,
he first game starting at 3 o'clock. As
Jhis will be a big bargain (lay, a large
mowd is expected to be out to see the
;ames. The two teams will play
igain at the regular hour Friday af- V
:ernoon, this .being the last game in I
he Carolina league to be pnlayed on
he local diamond. c
Laurens lost to Greenwood Monday f
tfternoon in a fourteen inning battle t
3y a score of 2 to 1. 'Moseley ipitched C
i great game for Laurens, but errors c
it critical 'times lost the game. Yes- a
erday's battle was called in the third
nning on account of rain with the V
icore 3 .to 1 in favor of the local boys. t
l'his makes the third game played with
i-roonwood where vain apparently
matched the game away from 'Laurens, e
>oth games on July -Fourtsh having ~
)Ceen called In early innigs 'with Laui-t
'ens leading by big margins.
Deaith of an Infantb
iFuneral services were held rhere
['hursday afternoon over the 'body of c
he ini'ant son of Capt. and Mrs. Roy I
3. Hilton, of Columbia. The child was C
uist two weeks old, having lived just a
ong enough to endear himself to its a
)arents and those -who attended him
n his sickness. Mrs. 'Hilton, ,who was v
Wliss Rut-h fiIasterby, of this city, wvas 1
itill unable to accompany the little l
ody -here b~ut is rtiported to be making l
mtisfactory recovery from her sIck- s
Uilon Service Suniday
At the union serv'ice at the First l.
vlethodiist church next -Sundlay morn
ng Professor J. C. (Guilds, president
>f Columbia College. will occupy the i
umipit. IProfessor 'Guilds Is not aa
treachier in the common meaning of -
lie word, nevertheclems, he is frequent - 11
y calledI on to sulpply for preachers, c
md~ the community -Is fortunate in hav
ng him to comie next Sunday. m
Fhl1tE AT CLASS WO1I(S h
('onsidca~mle damimage was done by e
iro to the imin buildinmg of the inu- a
'enis Glass Works ambot 4 o'clok this
norning. Th le tire is thought to have
tarted ner the furnanac o.. on.e ofnm
BI8HOP J. C. KIGO
PASSD[ AWAY [RIDAT
lad Been in III Health fwr
lishop John C. K1igo was liorw ia
This City July 22, 1801, While A&
Father, tev. Jas. T. Jilgo, wu
SerhIng ils First of Thwe Pastorates.
iBishop John C. Kilgo, of the Metho
list Episcopal Church, South, died at
ds honie in Charlotte last FrIda
norning after an illness which lasted
or about two years. The funeral set
ices were 'held in Charlotte Suna,.
icing attended by notatble churchmen
rom all over the South, inciludiat
lishop Warren A. Candler and Bishop
Bishop Kilgo was born in this city
u'ly 22, 1861, 'while his father, Rev.
as. T. Kilgo, w'as serving the first ot
wo pastorates here. Spending a part
f his growing years here during his
a'ther's second pastorate, lie formed.
n attachment for the place which he
herished throughout his life, stating
n many occasions that it was among
Js lia ,piest experiences to return Phere
nd renew old acquaintances and talk
ver old times.
Biishop Kilgo W.as a brother of Rev.
'. K. Kilgo, pastor ,pf the First Metho
ist church here iow, and of Dr. J.
V. Kilgo, prcsiding clder of the CO
ttl)ia district. A sister. Mrs. John
aminipbell, or Blenheim, also survives
im. All of these were present at the
uneral in Charlotte Suday.
A large part of the Sundaay edition
I The ('harlotte Observer Vas given
ver to an1 aceount of the funeral and
f the deceatsed's service as president
f Trinity College. A part of the fun
ral accoi nt follows:
illawthorne Lane Methodist church
'as filled with friends and admirers
rom; all over Mhe Carolinasiand other
tles at the Funeral service of Bish
p Johui Carlisle Kilgo Saturday af
LIniooIn at I o'clock. Bishop 'Warren
L. Candler, of Atlaita, and 7ishop
ollilns ienny, of Richmod, Va., de
vered touching tributes to the gen
ls of the deceased, extolling his faith
I the power of the Almighty and his
ibors for Christian education.
The floral tributes were among the
lost magnilficent ever seen in Char
itte. There -were dozens of the de
igns, some from individuals and
lose associates of Dr. Kilgo, others
rom educational and other institu
[ons. The chancel space was a bow
r of blossoms and the ,lot at the
eietery was completely covered by
blanket of flowers.
The greatest owork of Bishop Kilgo
ras during the years 'lie gave hiniself
a 'OhrIstian education, Bishop Candler
eclared, tiraacing the growth of Trin
y under his leadership from a abrokc
n-down college to one of the leading
du'cational institutions of the coun
ry. President Kilgo rescued Trinity
romi threatened deatlh and put it to
lie forefront of the state and nation,
"The man who takes a struggling
ollege about to (lie and puts it on
:s feet is no common man," Bishop
antiler said. "Some time we shalt
pitreciate -what our brother did to
dvance Christian education."
The eulogist showed that while he
'as often the obje'ct of mIsunderstand
ig and misrepresentation, Bishop
Dilgo wvas never moved from his pur
ose. He know how to labor and to
uffer', 'Dr. Ca'ndleir declared, and in
tie mid(st of his later suffering Bishaop
:i go w~as paltlent atnd unever murmuiitred
r shtowed a lack of the faith that had
eeni his from eai'ly childhood.
Th'le most con spi cuou s feature about
to dleceasedi was not his public muni
cetncies, biut was his chrarg of pet'son
lily, the speaker dleclaredl. People
is leaving, lhe saidi, telling (of 'his
harmii in social and famiily circles.
Th'le scipitura'll (11uotat ion, "Kiiow ye
ot. a pinice this day ham fallen ?" was
sed by Bishop Candler to introdue
is enicoiumi and~ to il lustriate the
haracter of Bishop Kilgo. is .life
nd training were t raced briefly, the
peaker' telling how he wvas brought
p in thie plain hionme of a Mlethodist
tinister and that there lie became iim
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