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Dial and Franks Make Sec.
ond Race
Secoid Iace Also to be Hleld in Ward
I. No Other lhaces for Alderman
in Other Wards. Race for Mayor
Closest lit Years. No IExcitement.
The three-cornered mayoralty race
'whiich reachc( -the first primary stage
yesterday, resulted.in the closest vote
polled In the city in. many years. The
-inal tabulation of votes showed that
the .incumbent, John A. Franks, 'and
Dr. W. 11. iDal will make 'the sedond
race. Fred A. Fuller came a, close
third, following Dr. Dial by 95 votes.
In Ward I P. 'D. I:asterby and It. E.
-Thompson will make the second race.
In all other wards. the elections were
decisive. In Ward 2 1). It. Simpson
was re-elected; in .\Vard 3 J. -McD.
Moore was re-elected; in Ward 4 John
F. Montg'omery received a majority
vote; in Ward 5 Ill. Douglas Gray also
received a majority vote and in Ward
16 Albert Dial had no olposition.
The second primary is to be held
next Tuesday, March 7.
, The following is t/he .tabulated vote
of yestdrday:
For Mayor,
:Dial Franks Fuller
Ward 1 ...... 64 -44 27
Ward 2 ...... 34 47 35
'Ward 3 ......35 120 150
Ward 4.... .. 66 54 43
Ward 5 .. ....137 110 43
Ward 6 . . ..0.. 8 56 11
Total ...... 404 431. 309
For Alderman
.. D. 'Iasterby ........... 59
J. y. Harney ...............15
R Thompson,.. ........62
Ward 2
Ed. W. Martin ............26
:Linwood Martin ............22
D. 'R. Simpson............ 70
Ward 3
J. MoD. Moore ............158
Jack Bishop ..............148
WjArd 4
A. (. Sulivan ..............56
J. F. 'Montgomery ............93
Wmi. Solomon ..............13
Ward 5-.
H. 'D. Gray ..............1,5
j. 1. Smith .............95
Ward 6
Albert Dial ..............132
Ladies' OrganizaUon Have Elaborate
Plans for Court House Square.
Under the direction of Mrs. J. S.
I)ennett, president of the,Civic League,
and Mirs. lB. C. C0risp, chairman of the
Civic-League's court house committee,
the grounds around the court house re
coived last week their first apring
-With the thermometer rising during
the early part of the week to several
-hiegrees above that of mild weather,
signs of, spring were everywhere is.
t6VI'dence but the work of the ladles
Was unmigtakable evidence that win
ter was godle..
TIhe court house square this 'year,
th~e ladies ini charge of the work say,
Wijll be prettier than ever. For the
:past several years most of their at
Lention was taken up with the clear
liig ,f dobris and otherwise making
the groun a look presentable. This
year,,howe or, the ladies have elab
orate -plans for making the grounds
.8it, of Education Wilson and Supt.
Staque to .Address Teachterg at Co
1,nba Meeting.
Announceonent has l~een made by
tlle -program comittee .of the *.State
'J eachers -Assoeiation that 6upt, H. W.
'~'Gsque.of \the.Laurens city obools
ad 'R.T. Wilsoui, $uperintendeit of
onfor Laurenls'coiity. will ad~
,4 "thie meeting of $he;Stfttefeach
agon'~s~ iati *heh iwilt be& i in
'eltion. Ifet sea i~raefqa~l
ulittural '~doia u will i 'ho
It&offugt. 9454~4 e talk tQ the
__ ~~p $npt IWilol ' 4o41o will
""'f~*~angfo Life as 'olE "aeBudi..
Luther Thunions and Monroe Wili lard
Go on Trial for Their Life.
With the drawing of the grand and
Petit juries conipleted, the court ma
inery is rallPdly.being placed in or
ler for the spring term of criminal
ourt (which will convene here March
The jury commissioners consisting
)f Sheriff Rld, Clerk of Court Pow
3r, Treasurer Young and Auditor
rhonpson, met at the court house last
rhursday and (rew the names of 36
non to serve as Petit jurors for tile
pproaching term and twelve men,
'ho together with the six grand jurors
,arrled over from last year, will coi
lete the grand juy.
Although 'the docket has not yet
een made by the Clerk of Court, it is
)xpected to be very large. The case
igainst Luther Timmons and Monroe
Willard charged with the killing of
Soliceman lartin on the night of Do
yember 15, will probably attract most
tttention. There are several other mur
]or cases in which negroes are in
rolved. These, together with the large
lumber of prohibition law offenders
vill consume most of tile time 'of the
The twelve drawn to Ferve on the
,rrand jury are as follows:
L. S. Bolt, Laurens; T. G. Harris
tnd C. R. Bobo, Youngs; -Paul Bobo,
3ials; J. E3. Culbertson, Sullivan; B.
5. Marting, Waterloo; S. A. Leaman,
.ro's R-Hill;- J. M. Copeland, Jacks;
[rby S. -Hipp, W. A. Galloway, IW. W.
larris, Hunter; T. W. Wesson, Scuf
The followin'g comipose the petit
Laurens-B. 'M. Owings, A. A. Ri
kge, M. A. Garrett, E. 1F. Coggins, --
kY. 'Burkhead, W. A. Moore, Geo. 1.
Dials-W. E. Gray, ,. A. Armstrong,
V. J. Ball, J. Y. Taylor, W. G. Taylor,
. J. Henderson.
Youngs--{.;E. Xa'tin, J. G. Harris,
f&cuffletown-AW. .D. Byrd, J. R.
Jacks-Andy Y. Jones, C. B. John
Hunter-W. 11. Dominick, J. A.
Thandler, R. 'E. Horton, Gco. R. Ow
mns, J. Will Leak.
Cross Hill-J. B. Neal, Hugh Banks
Juningham, B. F. Plyler.
Waterloo-F. A. Cooper, W. Carl
WVharfon, W. F. Bolt, B. G. Cooper.
Sullivan--W. I. Freeman, T. S.
3ra)wford, James W. Simpson, R. C.
[ad Been Resident of' Laurens for
Several Years, Coning Here From
Lanford Station.
Mr. William 1B. fHarmon, who has
resided in this city for several Xears
tfter moving here from his farm near
LGanford Station, died at his home here
)arly Thursday morning. 'He 'had been1
n declining health for several years
1nd death claime'd him in hissevonty
irst year.
Funeral' services -were held at the
Wethodist church Friday morning at
slevon o'cl6ck nnd froem there 'the
body was taken to 'Lanford Station for
burial. The pall beat'ers weregMessrs.
J. C, Todd, FD. A. Fuller, Frank' C.
Moore, '. T. W!lson, Earn Kenning
ton,: Albert -Ital, "Pack Childress and
D3harles Flemitig,
The decea96d nrws for many years
i. highly estened citizen- of the Lan
ford ,vicinity an4 had many friends
who were deeglif hocked at 'his death.
He is surVIved 'by his widow and two
sons, 'Messrs. Tomn B. and John B. Har
men, lboth of this city, besides two
sisters, Mrs. 'Matba Herbert and Miss
F'annie Marmon, of Lanford station..
Found Dead.'Jin Beat Cross .lii
William Rook Brown, of near Cross
Hill, who was, 'found dead in his. bed
WVednesd1ay morning, was buried from
liberty -Springs church Thursday,
morning by 'Rev. iMr. Wilson. Mr.
Brown lived-alone. Ho is survived .by
his. fatiher and mother, Mt.. and :Mrs.
Richard Br9wn, and- .the following
brothers and sisters: tdirs.. Rlobert L.
E!rting, Nawberry;'"Mrs. Walter Grif
fin, Cross Hill; Everett W. Broiwn,
and A. T. Brown, Cross 'Hill'. He was'
42 y rs et agp.,
' .''lay at: M4 e .I~
A"lay "A ~eiitudity Ue11' will be
glyan by 'i6it3d idye ;pupts, et
Moluntyllin' high kliiool audgtoriu p
Thurnsay, M4~eh in'd oyight 'o'lobk,'
Adminkina~ 1.0 and M5 oezt
Education and Taxnlon to lie Upper
mjo1st Issuos in Cimpaignl, Says For
erI Lieut.-Governtor.
Coluibia', Fe. 2.-Andrew J
Bethea, of Columbia, who has serve(
two tertl as lieutenant governor an<
made one canvass of the state for thi
governorship, today announced his in
tentioni to enter the gubernatorial racc
itgain this summer. It has been kowi
ror sometime that Mr. Bethea had the
diatter under advisement and lift
rriends have been urging him to an.
Ioun1c his candidacy, but this Is the
irst defillite statement from him witi
regard to the matter. 'His announce.
nent today, however, removes al
speculation as to his intentions amd
10 states that he will wage a vigorou
ind aggressive campaign to win.
III discussing his platforni, Mr
B3ethea said lie did not know all the
issuca- the campaign might develop,
but lie was quite certain that taxation
ind education would be among the up.
perlost. "upon the question of tax.
ition," Ie said, "I stand for imnme
liate tax reduction and real tax re.
'ormn, and I shall take as one of th<
flogans of my campaign, 'reduction
retrenchment and reform.' I favor
,hanges that will reduce to a mini
nuum the tax on lands, houses, ier
abandise, banks, mills, etc., In fact al
ldugible ahd visible property. I be.
lieve in a tax system that is equal and
lust and that requires every citizen t<
pay something to the governmtnt, bul
I do not believe in a system such a
ve now have in South Carolina where
he taxpaying people are burdened t<
he broaking -point and where taxes ir
nany cases equal the income. Fron
,his intolerable condition we must
Iave relief and if I am elected gover
ior I shall use all the influence and
[lower of that great office to effect
itich changes in the tax laiws as wil
Insure real tax reduction and tax re
-W1Rethea als6 stated t1fat: hfA
ars rigid and intelligent economy an<
the application of business principlec
to the science of government. 'One o
the great needs of modern govern
inent," he said, "is to simplify the
nethod of administration and to sub.
ititute business efhieitiry and econ.
>my for red tape and ektravagance. ]
jelieve that enormous savings can
be effected -by applying business prin.
3iples to government and th'it at Is our
Imperative duty to give 100 per cent
.f 'good government for every ,dolla1
3xpended in taxes.
Ilepresentative Nance Introduces Bil
in Legislature'to have Referendun
on Itural Police QnestIin,
According to information .brough
Irom Columbia, Representative Carro
D. Nance has introduced a bill to pro
vide for an election to decide whethei
)r not the county wishes to continuc
the rural police system. The election
is, to be held at the same time as the
regular summer primary. The termi
sf the- bill provide that the presen
nystem shall be retaIned until the is
Sute is decided. Reliable~reports alsm
state that the seven 'policemen noiv
serving have been named to succeet
themselves, the length of their servic
to be deperident utpon the outcome o
the referen'dum eleetion.
Rfeports coming- up from Columbli
also indicate that the political pot ha:
also commenced to bubble and tha
several of the 'present office, holder
are about to throW their hafs in th<
ring for re-election. Representative;
C. 'D. Nanco and ToWnes A. Willi;
have definitely stated that 'they woulm
offer for re-election, according to re
liable reports, but Roprespntative BabI
has not as yet mnde any annouuce
ment. Sen. Goodwin does not have tV
run again tJits year.
Among tihe recenit bills signed *b;
tehe governor, is one offered jointly b;
R'epresentative Nanjpo of this county
and Repreaentative Dixon, of Ander
sopn counity, making it unlawful to us
a cut-out on automobiles in this stat<
This bill passed without much aspposi
tion in both hottses of the general as
semby nd was readily ratified' by thl
Next IJ1'mll Number
'Nie 'Chicago Ladies Quartette;. thl
feattire number of the season'B lyceuti
cpitrse,1 S to, be the next lyceum at
traction. This number will be her
on afarch 1Oth.*..
M. 10. P'..1Mimidt left ftor New Yor:
Wedries ay on' a bu neosstrip,
Senl. 111a Explainls His Aienidimeit to
lthe ('otton Futures Act Whilk ie
lievees will be Booni to Cotton
I That his amendmient to the cotton
I futures bill reducing the number of
tenderable' grades of cotton oil ex
- changes If passed would probably
cause cotton o go up two cents a
S1)01111(1 and that it would mean millions
of dollars to the South, was the state
ment. made by Senator Dial Friday,
when he addressed a meting of citi
zens at the court house.
Senator )al, enthuslastic over the
prolosed amendments to the cotton
futures at, explained In detail the
bill now lefore tile Seniate, of whilch
he is the author.
Although comparatively few farm
ers trade on the cotton exchanges
themselves, ol of ,iei, said Senator
Dial, are affected .by the nmanipula
tions of the exchanges. Under the ex
isting law, tile Senator explained,
there is no equality In tile exchlaige
coitracts. They are neither muitul
nor deflnite. Cotton, far in excess of
the actual supplly, is eIther bougiht or
sold but never delivered, while corn,
wheat and other products are never
sold under any such practice. Tle
proposed legislation would 'make bt
obligatory upon the seller of a con
tract to deliver instead of any one or
as many of either of ten grpades of
cotton, only those grades that are
specified in the contract,' or the next
two grades nearest that specified. The
bill would do away with middling fair
as one of the grades tenderable and
would divide tlie other nine grades in
to three clasAQs: A, ;B and C, ;with
three grades in each class, and make
the middle classi the basis.
Senator Dial said that lie was not
asking favors bu demanding justice
and that since the) price of the future
market controls the spot market, pas
sa g'e 9. s bill, he w8, satisfied be
yond doubt, would stabillze the prIce
of cotton and would increase the price
of every pound at least several cents.
County Organizes Branch of South'
CarolIna -o-operative Cotton Asso
That Laurens County will organize
a unit branch of the South Carolina
Co-operative Cotton Association and
that a sign-up campaign will sooD, be
gin, was made certain last week fol
lowing the meeting at tile court house
held Friday, Feb. 24.
Mr. Androw; Bramlett, district or
ganizer of the Louth Carolina Co-op
erative Cotton association, after con
ferring with leaoling farmers bI the
county durig the week, addressed the
Png Frida'. A l1llbr cf finr
ers present at the meeting, after hear
Ing Mr. -Bramlett's talk in which lie
explained the necessity d the organ
ization and outlined its purposes, en
dorsed tho plan and promised their
suupport and co-operation. A commit
tee of five consisting of Messrs. T. GI.
WV. Yeargin and Alison Lee wvas elect
ed to effect a 'permanent organization
in the county .by appointing a county
O hairman and two others,' -preferably
one from each end of the county.
It was announced for the organiza
tion committee that Mr. J. S. Craig, of
the Tylersville section, has agreed to
act as county chairman, Two others
to complete the initial plans have not
Iyet been named. As soon as plans are
-perfected 'and the farmers throughout
the county become familiar with the
idea of co-operative marketing of their
cotton another meeting, it .Is plannmed,
will be held in the court house to be
gin the sign-up campaign.
A meeting of the organization corn
mnittee .Is to be held at the court house
Friday 'yrhon the other two members
of the central committee twill be
Rlowell Released on Bond
Walter Rowell, who was ar'cated
.last weeki in connection with a whiskey
- raid at Cold Point, was released from
- jail Wednesday on bond gurnished b~y
3 citizens. of 'Rowell's home to'wn of
Bamberg. It was claimed 'by Rowell
that he was emiployed for the day to
drive Duncan to Laurend, and that he
iwas not 'personally connected with the
I transporting of the whiskey.
Mrs. Il T. .Steadinan, who has 'been
in the hos'pital at grpartanburg for at
oper'ation, 'has returned hopie and 'is
C able to beat her 'post in 'the 'telephone
1). T. KIarinrd, Foriler Relrelisel tilt ive
Froim ''Ills Colounty, FaItt al!ly IIIjIr(d1
hit Fire i. Ninty Siy.
Dray ton ''. Xinai, re11reseI.,atiVe
from this cotlity ini the geleral assem
Ily in 1918-20, (ied at the Greenwood
hospital Fi'iday moringm at 10 o'clock
folP ;'win g injill-es iC whiin he reoeive(d
;.r: fighting a fire in Ninaty :''x i
whileh three stores were burned. MrI.
Kinard suffered a fractitre of his let
thigh, right pelvis and had other seri
Ois inuternal Injuries wh v'i a porti. '
of a wall fell on him n1 during the lire.
'To funeral services were hld at
Ninty Six Suinday afternoon Lat -1.10
o'clock, Alr. ii). J.. Todd, of Ilis city,
being aniong the pall bearers. A. nm
her of other peol)Ie who were former
nleighlbors attended also.
Mr. Kin1ard ioved to this coIny I
ibout 1917 from Dillon, where lie had I
resigned the sit periiteI(denc'y of the
public schools. le bought the old
Iludgens pilace between here aln:1
larksdale Station and successfuilly
rarmier there for several years. In
1917 he was elected to the house of
relreselitat ives on the first ballot,
taking his seat in January, 1918. le
Aiid not offer for re-election as his time
expired about the same time that he
Ilmoved out of the county.
In 1920 Mr. Kinard moved to iis old
home in Ninety Six, following the
death of his father, the late 'H. J.
Kinard, in order to supervise his fa
ther's estate. Last year lie was elect
ed president of the Cambridge Bank
at that place and served in that ca
pacity with signal ability. i
Mr. Kinard iwth one of the most E
prominent educators of the state, hav
ing .been an officer of the State
Teachers' association at one time.
Following his graduation from Wof
ford college in the cla.-is of -'98 with
the A. B. and M. A. degrees, Mr.
Kinard taught school at Latta, Lyles
land, Taylor sciool in Columbia,
Clemson .college and- -Dillon,-where he
wAs suiperintendent of the city schools.
While at Dillon lie made a statewide l
reputation foil himself by his pro-1I
gressive methlds. In addition to be
ing a graduate of Wofford college, Mrf.
Kinard had obtained the M. A. degree
from the University of South Carolina
and had attended the University of
Chicago, Columbia university, 'Stout 3
university and the University of Vir- I
ginia. He was a 'Royal Arch and
Scottish Rite Mason and a 'Shriner. I
Hfe was also a member of the Knights
of Pythias.
Mr. Kinard was 44 years of age,
having been born at Ninety-Six on No
vember 30, 1877. He is survived by
his wife, who was Miss Janie Dow of
Latta; his mother, Mrs. Lillie M. Kin
ard of Ninety Six, and four sons, P.
Mario;n Kinar;,.nw .( a student at Wof
ford college; iHubert, -Drayton and Joe
Kinard of Ninity Six. lie is also sur
vived by three sisters, Mirs. I. S. San
ders of Ninety Six, Mrs. A. L. John
son of ;Liberty, and Mrs. J. P. Phillips
of Greenwood.
Three Meni I'aced Under Bond and
Six Gallons are Seized.
Rural policemen were again active
last 'week in the seizure of a quantity
of whiskey and the ar'rest of beveral
violators of the .prohibition law.
Ulpon advice of Podcemni Rrdgeway
'from Sullivan's 'Rowziship, Chief of
Rural 'Police Owens, Sheriff Reid and
Officers Abrams an . Stroud, Frilday
i'aided the premi sa of Cleveland
Knight, who lives two' miles south of
'Princeton. In -Knight's cotton -house
was found slx gallons of whiskey.
Knight, iw-ho according to the Sheriff's
office has several other.. eases against
him for violation of the prohibition
law, has 'been released on bord for
appearance in the neit cerm of court.
Just prior to the arreost oC Knight,
two young white men were atrrested
and later released on .bond for viola
tfon of the liquor law., A small qutan..
-tity of whiskey, generally conceded to
have 'been for personal use, ywas found
in their car.
Beatrice Babb Winis Irlze*
The piyizo offered by Mr. iWatters- for
the girl' having the .b4s posture .was
given to Miss Beatrice Ba-bb, a mom
bet or the F'reshman class. The,. prIze
was a very .handsome silver agencil
and aside from valuo of so nice a gift,
lt is considered qilitoean honor to have
the beet -posture of any girl in a group
of three hundred.-Brenau College
Period of Depression is
Rapidly Passing
iilersfiewed Wihile ont VIslI Iom, 1.
S. Senator ial Takes Olitiistic
Vie th li Future. iaurens Needs
('oil Stormwxo Walrelhiouse, Ife Says.
Organizatlion Neelled.
)eclaring that tle 1riod of depres
ion Is rapidly passinl:tg 111( tlat blsi
ess ti rouglhout. the 11 country will soon I
e norial. Senator *N. j3. Dial, when
iterviewed by The Mlverti.er' re
>orte: Mw rday, spAke with i a
11nd optimisll of the oprospects of 1922.
"Wheat, wool and other products
ave already gone up in price, and it
s more than reaso able to believe that
'".*oin will soonl follow," was the
qpinion of Senator Dial, and to sub
tantiate tile statement he said that,
ecording to estimates of the Depart
nent of Agriculture, of the four mil
ion 'bales of cotton in storage, 2t per
eit of it is not tenderable, or low
nid off grade cotton. It was generally
mown that only ti best greade of
otton are stored and if that be true,
lie percentage of untenderable or low.
,rade cotton was as great or even
rcater than 24 per cent. "This shows,"
aid the Senator, "that there is bound
o be a shortage of good or high grade
"The greatest thing the South can
lo for itself Is to organize, and above
31 to live at home. The government
vould like to help and is helping the
armer all it can. One of the greatest
njurles -- to the - cotton- farmer Is 'that
1e competes with hiinself. In 1914 the
'eturns of a sixteen million bale crop
vere 500 million dollars, and In 1918
vhen the cotton crop, was only eleven
nilionl bales, it .brought two - million
lollars more than the total of the en
ire 1014 crop." rWhile tile illustra
ion was made from two abnorinal
,ears, Senator Dial said that it showed
he need of organization.
While cotton will continue to be the
noney crop, Senator iDial believed that
)tier products could also be grown to
,dvantage and that the boll weevil will
nake living at 'home imperative.
"Several years ago, estlimiated re
urns for an annual cotton crop
imnoutn ted to approximately 110 i1l
ion dollars. However, ninety-two
nillion dollars left the state that same
rear for food and other products that
.ould have easily been raised here."
When asked about the soldier bonus
All now before Congress, Senator Dial
;iqd that while lie believed that noth
ng was too good for the wounded sol
liers, his opinion wgs that the ser
rice -that 0our1 soldiers rendered during
~he 'war could not he) measuredl by dol
ars. All of ofilaldlom in Washing
~on was proud of tile war record of
~he South Carolina boys and of the
stand tile American Legion took on
~he- bonus qlestlon.
After discussing other ' national
problems and policies Senator Dial, in
letting nearer' to 'home said that an
3xcellent movement could be initiated
by the Laurens 'Business League in
itarting a cold storage pllant in Lau
r'ens. Eggs broughlt to Laurens last
week ,eould not be sold at thirty cenits
a dozen. They will be worth, lhe said,
more than twice thlat in a few months.
IHI said that the farmers can and will
diversify their crops but that Is upl to
the business men to establIsh curing
houses, eel dIstorage plants or whatev
or else Is necessary to profitably mar
ket tile other products.
The conversation having staken a
general turn again, Senator Dial de
clared that the greatest need of the
South uwas something to make tile wpeo
Ille feel 'brIght agaIn. It was his opln
lOn that th'ere is no furthdr cause for
alarm and thlat nwe are well on the
road to "normaley,"
For Martlin FUnd
The Advirtiser 'acknowledges 'a
check ' for' $10.00 .from 'tho 'Kings
Daughters of 'Laurens for the Hosea
Martin F~und. This' brings ther total
amount In EDnterprise Banic to $157.'i0.
Those desiring to contribute to this
fund may seird their supiseriptions to
the Hosea Martin Fund, care The Ad'

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