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VOLUME XXXVIII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER Il, 1922. NUMBER 9
BY BIG YOT
EAlRLY 'iUTUltNS S1iOlEE') TIHAT
H1ISSIEPVLLE PjNDIMATE FAL~t
OUT-STUTI-PPED HIS OPPONENTr.
lNarly returns froni The Columbia
Record and The State last Afight, borne
out by later returns, clearly indicated
last night that Thos. G. McLeod, of
Blshopville, had won the Democratic
noilnation toir governor of South Car
oline over Cole L. Blease, former gov
ernor, by a large majority. fly almost
a siiilar majority J. H. H1ope, of Un
icn, wAs nominated over J. 1'. Swear
Ingen for superintendent of educatiop.
Long distance bulletin before goihl
to press last night said that The Stle
had announced the election of Thos. G.
McLeod on the face of the following
Cole 'L. Bleage... ... .75,779
Thos. G. MdLeod ........91,121
FOr State Sup. of Edncation
J. II. Hope .. ........ ..92,627.
J. 10. Swearingen.. ... .64,930
This report included complete re
turns from many counties and partial
returns frotia every county in the state
except Calhoun, Dorchester and Mc
TO RlEVER1SE ITSELF
John :.I W. Watts Finally Declared
Nonlee of Party for County Super.
By a vote of 22 to 3 the County 'Dem
ocratic tLExecutive Committee Thursday
refused to reverse itself in the pro
test brought 'by W. 11. Nash, 4defeated
candidate for coun~y supervisor, in an
effort to have the first primary election
for this office declared a tie and the
race run asecond time. The committee
held its session in the court house
Thursday niorning. R. E. Babb and
Jfnt 'H. SilliVn appeared for John
'1. W. Watts, the successful candidate,
while 'W. B. 'Knight, of the local bar,
and Proctor A. Bonhan, of Greenville,
appeared tor, Mr. N sh. The meeting
was pi'Osided over ly C. A. Power,
county 'chairmnans and stenographic
notes of the proceedings were taken.
The case for Mr. Nash, as advanced
by his attorneys, rested on the ques
tion of the right of the committee to
count a blotted ballot for Mr. Watts
and to throw out a mutilated ballot
which Mr. Nash contended was intend
ed for him. At the request of 'Mr. Bon
ham these ballots were brought before
the committee and examined. Mr. Wil
lis Putnam, main witness for Mr. Nash,
testified that on Thursday, the first
day of tfie executive committee's ses
sion last ;week, this ballot had a faint
-pencil mark through the niame of 31r.
Watts, indicating that it was intend
ed to be cast for Mr. Nash, but that
on the second day, when the dinal re,
count was made, the faint mark had
disappeared. - Mr. Haskell Gray, an
other 'Nash witness, testified that~ he
had seen a faint mar~k on the back of
the ballot but that he did not recall
seeing a mark on the front. Capt. J.
WV. Lanford, calledl to the standl to tes
tify as to the mark on the 'ballot, was
recalled soon after 'being put on the
stand as he said he had no recollec
tion of seeing any mark on the -ballot.
The attorneys for Mr. Watts con
tended that the torn ticket had evi
dently been mutilated 'by election
managers wvhen it had beoen forced in
to the 'box, 'and that the voter had vot
ed for neither, of the candidates. The
'blot on the other ticket, they contend
ed, was clearly the result of an acci
dent on the e.art of someone who had
handled the ticket later, since the vot
er showed no signs of having, had. ink.
Sinoe the name of .Nash was struck out
by pencil, tho..pte they contended .was
dloubtless intended for Watts as decid
-ed iby th3 comniittee.
IP. A:-Bfonhamscounsei for Mr. Nash
argued that there. was no evidence that
the voter of the b~lottedl ticket did not
have a pen. Voters often made out
their ballots he said, in some eccentric
* way, and this one had evidently chang
ed his mind at the last minute,'and
had decided to vote for neither candi
date. ~i-e contenited that the \mutilat
ed ticket was intended as, a vote for
Mr,. lash. Since there was still some
doubt as to ,who' was really elected,
he believed that a new election at the
tiilhe of the second pr'imary shbuld take
'When a vote wvas taken the commit
too's original judgmenlt was, uliheld by
BAMtNETT D434lEATS BROWNIN(,
FOR LEGISIoATURE BY LESS
TLAN 200 VO'iES. MISS WOFFOIID
ELECTED.SUPT. OF EDUCATION.
Complete returns from all county
boxes last niglit showed that the three
races for county offices were closely
contested. J. 0. harnett, of Clinton,
defeated Jnmes 1,. Browning, of Gold
ville, for the third seat In the House
of Representatives. Barnett's vote
was 2655 and -Browning's vote was
2510. The two other representatives
elected In' the first primary are Car
roll ). -Nance and W. L. Gray.
In the race for Superintendent of
Education Miss Kate V. Wofford se
cured 2971 vc-tes, defeating Ben A.
Sullivan, Jr., who secured 2185. Miss
rofford left last night for Cary, N. C.,
where she will be lady princl.val of the
public schools. She does not take of
flee until next July.
In the race for county conimission
er A. f. 'loore tecelved 2755 votes, de
feating A. . B. Blakely who received
2416. Both of these men have served
together as commissioners, Mr. Blake
ly for the past six years and Mr. Moore
for the past four years.
Considerable Increase in Enrollment
Over Last Year.
The Laurens City -Schools opened
Monday with a total ,enrollment of 703
for the two schools, the Central School
and the Laurens Mill School. The en
rollimen,.shows a substantial increase
over last year, the total number of pu
pils In the schools last year being 601.
Especially noticeable are the figures
for' the high school, there. being 227
pupils this year as compared with 203
There .were no exercises to mark the
opening of - the sohool .as the - audi
torium was out of use. A medical ex
amination of all the pupils has been
made. Sieveral children have neglect
ed to 'be vaccinated, which is neces
sary under the law. Classwork in the
various departments began Tuesday,
with the exception of the 'Home Eco
nomics Department where there is no
teacher. As yet no one has been found
to take the place of Miss Verlie Bauk
,The total enrollment by classes is
Central School:first grade, 42; sec
Dnd grade, 55; third grade, 61; fourth
grade 52; fifth grade, 56; sixth grade,
55; seventh grade, 47; eighth grade;
78; ninth grade, 74; tenth grade, 44;
eleventh grade, 31;. Total enrollment,
Laurens 'Mill School: First grade, 41;
second grade, 29; third grade, -17;
fourth grade, 21. Total enrollment,
INCREASE NOTED .
'Washington, Sep~t. 9.--Emnployment
showed an increase-during August as
com'pared with July depicting the
soundness of business despite the rail
and fuel situation, according to the
iepartment of .labor,'s industrial anal
ysis. Out of. 05 leading cities 39 r'e
ported increased employment, 28 re
Employment conditions in Virginia
improved considerably dufing August,
with heavy increases evident in Tex
tiles, lumber and leather, while the
iemiand "for farm laborers w-as bol
Itered by harvesilng. Food and kin
fred .prodlucts, iron and steel, chem
cals, metal and metal products, to
)acco, vehicle and miscellaneous in
mustrics also reported slight' increases
in enloyment in the state,
In North Carolina, lumber and tex
tile mills recalled a nuthber- of wvork
3rs and demand for farm laborers in
areasedl, with 1ndlustrial improvement
generally shown.- .
Sguth barolgia textile plants and
farms proyided employment- for a
mumber who wvere idle the pr'evious
month.. fuel and transport'ation dif
iculties apparently were- offset.
F'air recovery was recorded in the
textile and vehicle-industries of Geo'r..
gia, with slight increases ini stone,
alay and glass employment.
i vote of twenty-two to three aad Mr.
Watts -deplared -the:' nonmineo by . $wo
votbsd Thlere were~ twenity-eight 6t the
thirty--six m'mbers of the comnmitteo
H-1. of Rep. Su. of
Watts mills .4. . .18 79U 16
Cray Court . 3. . 6 1 89 102
Voungs . . . .114 53: 35
Lydia Mill .19 47
............ 47 21 1 241
Barksdale-Narnie 3.) 291 15
TLahford -35 32 3:13
Daniel's Stor. .17 21 37
Trinity-Ridge 26 39 ' 28
Laurens City . 455 403 360
Clinton City . 366 271 184
Clinton mi.. 56 107 100
Mt. 'Pleasant .. .12 26' 43
Hickory Tavern . -| 58 105; 105
Owings........ 65 .381, 36
Ora .'1,... 6 16 1.9
Laurens :.11 . . . . 139 115 164
Goldville ...... 3 141 91
.Hopewell 1....... 41 32 15
Cross 11111 ...... 140 105 99
Shlioh .. ...... 25 -17, 26
Waterloo ...... 39 65 42
Stevart's Store . 49 21 2.1
.lountville ...... 70 31 32
Thompson's Store ! 43 67 26
Grays .. .. .. ..i 11 3311 31
Cook's 'Store .. .. . 2' 5 32
Langton.. .. ..Ii 61 18 17
lol)lar springs ... 11 82 95 42
Princeton .. .. .. 20 291 19
Woodville . . . . . . 84 521 15
Pleasant Mound . . 55 131 1.4
Vfilals....,.... 44 ' 19
/Ekom ..1...... 64 50 I 56
-Nit., Olive ...... I 38 14|| 32
TIlp Top .. 17 2511 22
Total......l 2655 251011 2195
ON STUEETS SATUIRDAY
W. W. Smith SIruck Over the Hfead by
Pierce Curry and Is Carried to Spar.
W. 'W. Smith, who was seriously in
jured about the head Saturday after
noon/ ifla1 a'Itercatloffwith 'lerbtur
ry, local farmer and stock dealer, was
repdrted from a Spartanburg hospital
yesterday as doing well after an op
eration 'Monday morning. Doctors were
quoted as saying that he would be well
enough to come home in a few days.
The altercation took place just out
side of Mr. Curry's 'barn on one of the
back streets of the city about six
o'clock Saturday afternoon. Different
versions of the account are given, but
reliable information is to the effect
that trouble started in the 'barn when
Smith,. who works on Curry's .place In
the country, asked for an advance in
money to secure clothing for his chil
dlihi about to enter sohool. The dif
ficulty was renewed outside the stable
where Curry struck Smith over the
head several times vith a piece of
heavy timber, inflicting such severe
wounds that at one time it appeared
doubtful ;whether the wounded man
would recover. Curry was taken in
charge by ipolice officers and was lat
er released on bond in the sum of
$1,000. Smith was carried to the Spar
tanburg hospital by friends of Curry
On the advice of local physiciann.
The dilliculty took/ place In the
presence of Smith's little boy and a
number of othe r witnesses.
Exercises at Rpeky Springs
An entertainment will be given at
Rocky Springs church Friday night at
7:30 o'clococ for the 'benefit of the
Sunday School library. The -pullIc is
invited to attend and lielp ythe cause.
Mrs. William Thomas, of Duncan,
has been visiting. her granddaughter,
Mirs. C. L. Owens, for a few days.
Miss aNannie Kate .Hudgehs, has re
turned to Greenville to take, up) her
work at Orenville Woman's College.
Mrs. Janle Oxner. 1ill11
Mirs. IJanie Oxner 'Hill, wife of A. E.
'Hill, died Saturday night at the Hill
home at Cold Point, and wvas laid to
rest Sunday afternoon at Mlount Oliva
church in Waterloo townshIp, the fun..
eral services beIng conducted -by Chas.
TI. Bobo, of 'Laurens. Mirs. Hill1 was
stricken several days ago with .paral
ysis. No children survive her.
-WIns~ Furman Scholarship
T. Cecil Brown, son of T. -B. Brown,
of Laurens, has ,been declaifed the win
ner of the Laurens county scholarship
in F~irman University. The young man
is 'a gradu'ate of .the Liurens 1i1gh
bchool. The scholarship, which is pro
vIded 'by the trustees of Furman Uni
vgr'sity is awvaarded In ctpetitive ex
R 12, 1922.
Ed. Co. Con. Governor Su. of Ed
115i 81 17-1 218 -15' 1-13 118
120;! 80 145 83 143 129 96
64 38 63! 56 37 C1 39
ilN 7G' :0 84 21 39 68
45' 39 30' 10 6' 5 11
53 17 51 -18 50 1 31 31
3i 411 26! 10 56 14 21
31' 27 39 40 28 10 28
36 6 581 17 45 . 4 19
0 67 5901 196 Gil 5 15 355
159' i53 4 107' 123 5 29 :337 308
63; 107 50 110 2 131 33
25 ', 5-,I 59 9 58 1t
59 70 93', 133 30'' 95 68
67 93 2 801 15 88 29 71
44 40:! 15 -18! 3 5 28
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54 92 52!) 100 43 73 70
62 5 6 21 30 18, 5s is
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(1 -17 56' 0 7 51 5:
48. 28 45 29 441 - 8 s5
68 62 39 33 68 39 61
82 76 34 68 4211 -17 60
1) 7 57!: 31 10! 42
53 3 7 5 0 :m 51 10 41;
611 32 471 15 4.5 51 29
1:3 ' 42 132 68 109 55 122
:30' 23 261 2 2:3 15 :31
6ll 81 I0 70 66. 81 5
53 24 44 27 41 ')7 -10
:13!1 1 3611 :31 211 39 1:3
58 26 881 96r 181 62 52
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FOIL ORIMINAL COURWiT
To Convene September 23th aind to
Continue Two Weeks. Judge Rice
. to Preside.
Jury Commissioners met ,yesterday
juOcrring and drew two sets of petit
-jurors for the two weeks' term of
criminal court to convene September
25th. 'Judge layne F. Rice, of Aiken
The following jurors were drawn:
I)ials- B. 11. Gray, R. W. Curry, J.
B. Clililress, C. W. Abercromblie. ,
Hunter-OGraham "Bothwell, Jr., W.
E. Jones, F. A. Buchanan, 1). A. Rich
ardson, R. C. Watts.
Jacks-I. 0. Ray, J. M. (Hatton.
Laurens-AW. 'H. Crews, J. L. Wasson,
G. C. Guinn, J. B. Thompson, W. E.
Clardy, J. W. Todd, Jr.
Sullivan-W. M. Stone, J. C. 'Put
nam, T. I. Freeman, C. E. Wasson, A.
J. Monroe, Robt. A. Stewart.
Scuffletown-W. R. Anderson, R. L.
Waterloo-J. 'Wiade Culbertson, J. N.
Jones, W. C. Mitchell, Guy '1E. Moore.
Cross 'Hill-R. F. Walker, J. D. -1ill,
F. S. Cole.
Youngs-J. -D. Stewart, E. H. Gar
rett, E. I. Riddle, J. P. Kellett.
Dials-B. W. 'MartIn, T. if. South,
S. R. Nelson, J1. ID. Hunter, W.. Z. Ball,
Mv. R. 'Hunter, J. -D. Grayden.
Hunter-'P. S5. Jeans, J. A. Tinsley,
J. K. Burdott, 'S. 'W. Sumerel.
Jacks-C. 'H. 'McCravy, WV. p. 'Lynn,
Thos. P. Weir,
Laurens-S. J. Avery, T. L. Mon
roe, J. 1E. Lollis, 'M. 'H. 'Hunter, E. P.
S'ullivan--L. C. Knight, WX..H1-. Mahon.
Scuffletown--D. M. 'McClintock, J.J
Waterloo--W. W. (Davis, J. Waiter
Moore, T. J. Brissey, G. WV. Hlendrlx.
'Cross Hill--W.'W. Owens, 'H. E. Hitt,
5. 'H1, Goggans, R. F. 'Spearman.
Youngs.-,'. K. :Garrett, S. M. Ben
jamnin, L. N. Cook, WV. R. Stevens, W.
Wlanted 'In Greenville
Wile Jones, a negro :wanted in
Greenville county for murder, was ar
rested at Enoree Saturday by D~eputy
Sheriff Owings and brought here for
safeo-keeping until ISunday mdoi'ning
when he was turned over, to Greenville
authorities.' Jones wvas located at 'Eno..
ree by Sheriff -Reid, who sont his dopu
ty to .make the arrest.
Colyer flarksdale Still ait Large
Collyer Barksdale, the negr'o al
leged to have been the slayer of R. M.
Oxner near Goldville en the night of
September 3rd, has so far eluded ar
rest. Officers aro still seeking for his
wlforeab~outs -and Sheriff Reid yester
day said that 'ho thought an arrest
would be effnecterd in ourse of time.
MANY BANSO GATHR
AT WATTS MILLS
OttxiANIZATI ON PEI'E.:('E1) OF
H.ANDS IN UPPEI ('.ltOLiNA FOlt
By invitation, 200 ban(i men fromi
various textile plants inl the tipper part
Of the state, with several hundlired
friends, met on the beautiful play
grounds of the Watts lills village
Saturday afternoon. Mr. 14. ;. Jessee,
supieriiltendeit of the Watts 'lills,
called the meeting to order anid intro
(ucC Mr. leo. ?M. 'Wright, president
of Watts Mills, who made a briet and
very halppy address of welcome in be-1
half of the management andi people of
Watts Mills. .lr. Z. F. Wright, presi
dent of Newberry Cotton Nlills, was in
troditc 1, and made the response to l
the welcome address. Col. J. M. Davis,
superintendent of Newberry 1.11ills, was
then called on to state the object of
the meeting, which he did in substance t
That this meeting was called for the
single purpose that band men of the
different textile plants could meet once
a year and become better acquainted;
that they get together in closer fellow.v
ihip; that the orgrnization Is not to
be a union, or to fix what price each
many or -band should receive for his t
services, but purely a social organiza
The meeting was then turned over to
Mlr. W. S. Nickerson, director of the
Watts Mills band, who formed a large
-Ircle of 200 musicians. which formed
mle 1 L'ge band, and under his direc
:Ion played three snappy marches. 'Mr.
iclerson, who was the originator of
he idea, has spent freely of his time
ind energy to make this organization
t success, and to him is due a large a
thare of the c' adit for making our first
neeting so pleasant.
An organization was gone into and
he follow-ing oflicers were elected. The
)rganization shall be known as the
'arolina Textile Band Association. F
1,. N. Bishop, president, Laurens.
D. B. Chandler, secretary, Newberry. f
J. S. Pruitt, treasurer, Williamston.
Board of Directors: W. I. 'Hademan,
Cwberry Mills, .Newberry; J. C. Dar
)y, Greenwood; !W. Hf. Callas, 'Mollo
ion fills, Newberry; E. B. Waits, Oak
and Mills, Newberry; W. F. Howard, a
ohitmilre; .B. C. Babb, Pelzer; J. W. 1)
-lolliday, Willliamston; G. C. Crump
on, S. Greenwood; 1W. 1. Thomason,
On motion, the board of directors
vill meet at some early date and form
tlate Constitution and Bi'-Laws and
elect the next annual meeting 'place.
The following bands attended: h
Jordan Concert Band; J. C. Darby,
Nlrector, S. Greenwood. v
Abney Concert Band, Ed. Miles, Di- "
'ector, Greenwood. j
Smythe Concert Band. R. W. IHem- c
ree, 'Director, IPelzer. a
Gossett Concert Band, J. Si. Pruitt,
GlennLowery Concert 'Band, S. f.l
3ruitt, 'Director1 Whitmire.
Oakland Concert Band, 0. 0. Reigh- ti
ey, Director, 'Newherry.
Mollohon Concert Band, WV. A. 'Wher
y, Director, Newberry.t
Newber'ry Concert Band, Van H.S
lewis, 1)1rector, Newberry.
Watts Mills tBandl, WV. S. Nickerson,
Mr'. A. K. 'Patterson, Director of Ab
>eville Mills 'Band, and several band
nlen from other places w~ere present
Lnd an invitation was extended themt
o have their bands wilth us at the next
Charlie Babb'e Death t
Charlie Babb a well known eitizen ip
if 'Merna section, Gray Court, Route e.
,died at hIs home Tuesday evening al
fter a few hors illness. The death f,
ame as a great shock to -all. The si
leceased wvas only 27 years old.
The ftiner'al services were held at ,
labun 'Creek church of wich he had *
icon a member since a boy, aind $01'- *
'lees wvere conducted by Rev. W. A. *
The death of Mr'. Babb removed a *
rood citizen, a faithful husband and a *
tind father. H~e leaves to mourn his *
loath a wvidow,; and thiree childi'en, a *'
niother, five -brothers and one sister. *
There will be an ice cream supper *
t the IIarksdale-4Narnie school build- ,
ng on next Friday night, the 15th. Thle ,
mblic Is invited. ..
NEAR CROSS HILL
W. B. JYD AND ,JOIHN OYlD, FA..
TilE II AND SON, MiL, EACH OTH..
ll: IN GUN 1A'ITTia: 310ND.U.
W\illiam lBoyd, age 50 years, and
fohn Boyd, his 2:' year old son, are
toth ldead as a resulit of a gun battle
'lhic' .00k Place between the two at
Ieir home below Cross 1ill on the
>ld John Pinlson place Monday after
loon about 1:30 o'clock. The elder
3oyvd died a few minutes after the
ragedyv wit one frontal billet wound
n the region of the hearit, one in h3
ight (hist and another behind the left.
houlder. John loyd lingerell until
no o'clock TIuiesday morning when ha b
lied a; a result of a shot-gun wound
n the abdomen.
According to reports from the cor
>nor's inquest and from persons re
urning from tle scene of the tragedy,
he double killing was the result of a
eneral row between the two mien1
tarte( cither by harsh treatment of
maller children in the family by the
Iderl Boyd or as a result of a quarrel
ver a broken fruit jar of whiskey
Iihich officers later found in the rear
f the Boyd house. The elder Boyd
as uinder indict ment for violation of
he prohibition laws and was to have
cen tried at the approaching terni of
According to the sLory as told at
le inquest by Eugene Boyd, a1 younger
ii, John lloyd championed the causo
f thle youlger children when Will
oyd was severely whipping them for
ot having been In the cotton hiolds
lhen they had gone to a neighbor's
ouse to bring back an Infant baby
ho had been left with a neighbor on
rcount of the sickness of Its mother.
fight between father and son en
ted, which ended with a threat 1by
ill Boyd to clean out, the whole house.
icking tip his shot gun and a hand
ill of shells he went out in front of
te house where he challenged John
oyd to come and fight It out. John
oyd went out withhIs pistol and In a
w millutes promiscu'ous shooting be
ain, the father firing flrst .with the
iot-gun and John Boyd following with
itree rapid shots with his pistol.
Lucile Boyd, a daughter, testified
long the same lines as her brother
Lut said that she did not hear her fa
ier call her brother out of the house.
he said that she was lying down
nd did not see who fired the first shot.
According to oflicers returning from
te scene, one of the children led then
> a broken fruit jar of whiskey in the
ar of the house. According to him,
e first heard father and son quarrel
ig as if about the broken whiskey
essel, the father demanding of John
Ith an oath "What did you do that
>r?" Immediately after this, the
Uild said the 'firing began but he did
ot know who started it.
Coronor Owings held an inquest ov
the body of Will biord Mlnday af
trnoon and over thle body of John
oyd yesterday morning. eVrdicts re
trnedh 1)y tile juries were ini accord
ith the ab~ove facts.
William Boyd wvas the father of
velve chlildiren. 'His wvife returned
atutrday from a Spartanburg hiospiltal
here she had 'been sent for treatment.
Preiachinlg at Orny Court
Rev. C. T. Sqtuires wvill preach at
orroh iPresbyterian chuirch at Gray
our't nlext Sunday afternoon at four
Plectli by Chi stian Endeavor
Abotut sixty-thlree menmbers of the
onior' and Intermledlate societies of
iC Christing~ Endeavor of the First
resbyterian chuirch and their gtuests
ljoyed a picnic Thur'sday afternoon
tihe cotuntry clubi. Afteir a delIght
il swim in the lake supper Jwas
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SCIool, SUiISCIIPT'IONS *
We remind schooi teachers and *
college stuidenits of the speeial *
subscription rate of $1.00 for the *
school year. *
F:ubscrI pt ions are palyale in tad- *
vnce. In order flhat these sub- *
seriptions may be entered at the *
same time antd on the samte see. *
thon of the imaling list, we urge *
those expecing to subscribe to do *
so before leatving homie. *
THE LAIUENS ADVERTISER *'
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