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Merchants of City Co
Selling Event Whi
Get Benefits
Practically Every Branch of
List of Merchants Sul
Drive. First Event of
the City.
Friday and Saturday, March 10 and
i1 will be Dollar Days In Laurens.
Almost all of the merchants in Lau
relts, reiresenting clothing, dry good.-,
hardware, shoes, furniture, groceries
1and drugs, have made special offerings
and it Is expected that iuidreds of
peop' will come to. Laurens from all
parts of .the county and its vicinity.
While there have been other con
certed efforts -by merchants for big
events in Laurens and while there
have been other Individual dollar (lays,
.this .-s fle first time that the mner
chanis of Laurens have co-operated
for a rnited Dollar 'Day and as a re
.uilt every line of merchandise is ti
ong offered to the buying public at
greatly reduced prices. Elaborate
preparations are being made and will
be finished by Friday morning so that
when the doors of -the stores in Lau
rens epen for business, bargains galore
in every line of merchandise will greet
prospective buyers. Every merchant,
in a dtermined effort to make Dollar
Day a Bargain Day, has made special
:reductions on some articles so that
Passed Away Thursday Night and
Burled iaturday Morning. Sick Two
John N. Hudgens, one of the city's
most prominent and progressive citi
zons, passed away Thursday night at
hin home on South .Harper street af
ter an illness lasting about two weeks.
Oh Frebruary 16th, while in Union in
pursuit of his business as traveling
-salesman, he became Ill of a heart af
'fection. He left for home Immediate
ly and upon his arrival here took to
his bed, from which he never arose
The funeral services were held from
the house -Saturday morning and In
terment took place in the Laureris
,Vem'dtryl. The services wVre con
lucted by Rev. S. H. Templeman, as
,sisted by Rev. Knight, Rev. Squires
a4nd R'ev. -IHolmes. A -large number of
:people attended he last rites and many
beautiful floral wreaths were placed
-tipo1 'the grave.
* r. Hudgens Iwas born in Laurens
counity January 8th, 1859. In early
life, he 'went 'to Oconee county and
ronm thence to Atlanta. to seek em
ployment. From there he went on the
road for the J. K. Orr Shoe Company.
For the past ton or tewlve years he
lias ben representing the Hoyt Shoe
l0ompany, of Boston, Mass., being one
of the company's most successful rep
In 1897 Mr. IHudgens was married to
Miiss Carrie Pancoast, of Atlanta, and
she with four children survive -him,
as follows: Mrs. Hoyt camp, of Harts
ville; John 'iudgens, student at the
'Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga.; Harold
and Caroline 'Hudgens, who reside at
.homne. He is also survyived by the fol
lowing brothers and sisters, Mrs.
Fletcher -Knox, of Williamston; W. K.
Hudgens, of (Pelzer) .Mrs. B. 'Harris,
of 'Pendleton; Ms. Maxwell, of 01ber
ton, Ga.; Albert Hudgens, Mrs. B. ,.
iMumphries, of Greenville; Mrs. A. 0.
rby, of Laurens; Miss Roseo 'Hudgens,
.of connie Ma,well Orphanage.
SIn his youth ~Mr. HI'udgens joined
1the lBaptlst church and throughout his
life remained a consistent enember.
Rev. C. T. Sguires Th'rt.
.While cranking his ear Mondlay ev
Sening, R'ev. C. T. Squirea sustained in
* iries to his lyrist 'when the engine of
' a chsar "lgicked". 'Although painful
0 'burt, it was, found that the wrist.
uas only Aprained and that the in
tUry was nlot serious.
-operate In Having Big
tre Customers May
of Low Prices.
Merchandise Represented in
)porting the B ig Two Day
the Like it the History of
they can be )ought at astonishing lo,w
Dollar Day in Laurens, coming as it
does at this time of the yoar, it is ex
pected that hundreds of .people will
come to Laurens Friday and Saturday
to buy their spring goods. New sea
sonable and standard merchandise Is
being offered, according to advertise
ments, at far below standard 'prices.
Articles of clothing, furniture and oth
er goods that could not be sold for a
dollar .have. been greatly reduced for
Dollar Day and other merchants have
offered A'discount of a dollar from the
price of an article selling for five dol
lars. In many cases merchandise has
been grouped together so that goods
worth a dollar and'a half and in some
cases two dollars will be sold for one
It being impossible to maintain the
prices that have been set for Dollar
(Day, many merchants have stated that
the sp.ecial offers they have made for
Friday and Saturday will not continue
Monday, so that those desiring .to take
advantage of them should come to Lau
rens Friday and Sturdy.
Greatest Attendance at School in
Years. Family of Many Generations
Following P Father and 'Son Day
and a Mother and Daughter Day the
Sunday School of the First, Methodist
church was crowded Sunday, morning
with those coming to attend what was
callcd Family Day. Almost 400 men,
women and children were present, out
of which twere sixty-4hr'e families
with a perfect attendance of every
member of the family, and one family
which was represented by four gener
Among the many records of the Sun
day School which were read, that of
the Sex-ton family which was repre
sented by many generations, and that
of LMrs. John F. Bolt who Is the oldest
member of the school in -point of ser
vice, were most interesting. Mrs. Bolt
Joined .the Sunday School when but
t'wo years old and has been a contin
uous member for sixty years.
The distinction of the Sexton family
was unusually rare, they .being rep
resented by four of five living genera
tions. Mrs. Sarah Sexton who Is 87
years of age and a great, great grand
mother, was the oldest member pres
ent. J. ID. Sexton, who is 61 years
old and a son of Mrs. Sarah Sexton,
represented the second generation. 5.
'B. Nexton who is 36 years old and his
daughter who is 17 years old repre
sented the third and fourth genera-'
tions, 5. 13. Sexton being a son of )p1r.
J. D. Sexton. A fifth generation, one
of the great great .granddaughters of
Mrs Sarah Sexton, who' is the 3-year
old1 daughter of Victor Fowler from
Ulnion, S. C., was unable to be present.
The idea .of Family Day at the Sun
(lay School was :cuovol and it is ex.
lected it will be 'tried again, A free
will offering was made for the benefit
of )i~pworth Orphanage at Columbia.
Sixty-eight dollars was realized.
MeNlder to Pas Through
Hanford McNider, national corn-1
miander of the American Legion, is g
ass through here by automobe du~
his way from Greenville to Columbia1
Friday, aecording to Infornjation re
ceived from Greenville. No "prepara- i
tlions have been made for a stoD, bow
.over, According to the schedule of his
trip 'le should pass through~ Laurens
with a party of Greenvilio men, noi~lu4
ing Col, 'Holnmes .B. Springs; betwe
10 o'clock a d uloon,
This young lady says:
and make them do d'ubl
Ikepial Sessions Court to Conveno
Monday. Timmons and Willard
Case Scheduleld for Trial.
When His Honor, John S. Wilson, of
Vtanning, opens court at Laurens next
Wonday morning he will face the
ieav.iest criminal docket that has ever
3xisted in the history of the county,
icvording to the docket as made up by
. A. Power, clerk of court.
There alxpoars on the dodket, car
ried over from last court, forty cases
or trial. Among that number is one
3ase for arson, one for burglary and
arceny, 3 for assault and battery with
nterft to kill and carrying concealed
weapons, 13 far violation of the .pro
,ibition law, 3 for forgery, 3 for lar
,eny, 5 for disposing of .property un
lor lien. The others for -various of
'enses. In addition to the above the
%lerk has placed in the solicitor's
iands more than one hundred new
,varrants for consideration by the
grand jury. These consist as follows:
t for murder, 14 for passing worthless
3hecks, 21 for violation of prohibition
aw, 10 for larceny, 5 for assault and
)attery swith intent .to kill. The others
sonsist of various charges.
At the last -term of the court of
leneral Sessions -there were ninety
sight cases on the docket for trial,
A'hen all the .bills were passed on .by
he grand jury, which was the largest1
iumnber on the docket at the same time
n the 'history of the county, but when
he bills are all passed on at this term
he number will exceed this by several
Among the more important cases
111l be that of Luther Timmons and
Wfonroe Willard charged with murder
n connection with the death of Hlosea
fIartin, Laurens ipoliceman, killed in
mn effort sto arrest Timmons and Wil
ard in att alleged attempt to convey
~hiskey. from the mountains to Clini
~on. -Dr. 'St. Clair 'Hays, of Clinton,
vho performed the autopsy at the Clin
on hospital after Martin had died, is
aking a -special course of medicine in
New York anid on 'this account a con
inuance of -the case may be attempt
3d. 'However, no definite statements
'tave been made to this effect by at
ornfys interested in the case.
The officers are ma1ing every etfort
o have everything in readiness, so
here will be-no' delay in getting down
o business. Wfth this number of cas
18 there are aliways eome witnesses
w'ho do not .appear ipromiptly on first
lay of ceourt. Ifi view of the congest
id. 4det Igr. P~ower has urged that
til ji rors and 'witnesss appear on
"Bring your Dollars to La
e duty."9
tail, on south H1arper Street Bridg<
,Cbl ar In Mid Air. 'Vlive Occui,
Pants Escap~e withi minor injuries
A. V. Mart~in, .R. T. Dunlap, Missei
Margaret Dunlap and Sarah Dishop
of this city, and Fletcher Kuykendall
of Columbia, had a narrow escape fron
death or serious Injury last Wednes
day night about nine o'clock when v
Ford touring car in which they wer(
riding toward town collided with
freight train No. 10 on the C., N. & L,
railroad at the dangerous crossing on
Southi Harper street near the Ropei
& Company's lumber yard. Other than
a few mninor cuts and bruises, Dr. R.
E. Hughes, who was called to -the
scene, found no Iimediate Injuries tc
the passengers and all continued to a
party to twbich they were going,
thankful for their miraculous escape.
Riding toward town In a drizzling
rain at what all the occupants said
was a moderate rate of speed, th<
train was .first noticed when they had
approached within about fifteen feel
of the track, too late to avoid a con'
liio. is isop M.Matlf n
the train crew aftrth ran a
TheB rain your Dollrshto Lath
thel ondg Sorutou half Swaye acros.
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Sthrs tiuers ate beridge roping
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Tc hear remane aglng o the
thie porsegerays and wasine toe
pryt wichhetyponteet. in
thankful for theire ilcloueehscape
raIntmet ~vat atheriendahts Presby
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urens Friday and Saturday
John A." Tr.uks Rehfeated by Narrow
Margin. Enstorb.y Wis5 in First
In the second primary yesterday,
characterized .by fpverish activity by
candidates and their supporters, Dr.
W W. 'H. -Dial was non*minated mayor ov
er the incumbent, John A. Franks, by a
margin of fifteen votes out of a total
of 1,201 cast. Dr. Dial received 608
and Mr. Franks -593.
In Ward 1, where the only alder
manic contest was held, Ernest D.
Easterby defeated his opponent, R. E.
Thompson, by a vote of 68 .to 64.
In the elcction for mayor, the ques
tion uppermost In the minds of the
political prognosticators was where
the vote of F. A. Fuller, eliminatea in
tho first 'primary, would go. In that
primary 'Mr. Franks lead Dr. Dial by
27 votes, his total being 431 votes
against Dr. Dial's 404. The question
was whether the leader could hold his
strength and break even with Dr. Dial
on the Fuller vote, which was 309. The
returns indicated yesterday that Dr.
'Dial was able 'to turn 'to his advan
tage a necessary majority of the Fuiller
Although interest in Ithe election
was at a high pitch, the campaign of
both mayoralty as well as the alder
manic candidates was pitched on a high
lplane and no bitterness made itself
The following is the tabulated v'ote
by wards for mayor:
' Dial Franks
Wardl 1.... .... .... ....74 5
Ward 2.... ....-.... ....65 58
Ward 3 ..,...... .... ...1.10 213
Ward 4..... .... .... ....86 76
Ward 56.... .... .... ...190 125
Ward 6.... .... .... ....83 62
Total .... .... .... ...608 593
The newly clected1 administration
wvill be composed as follows: Mayor,
.Dr. W. Hi. Dial; Aldermen: Ward 1,
E6. D. Easterby; Ward 2, D). R. Sinmp
con; Ward 3, J. McD. tinore; Ward 4,
John F. Montgomery; Ward 5, HI.
Douglas Gray; Ward 6, Albert Dial.
A coincident of the election is 'that
Mayor-elect Dial and Alderman Dial
arre father anjd son, the mayer-elect
'being a brother of Senator N. B, Dial.
Invitation to Winthrop Daughters
A cordial invitation has been ex
tended by Mrs. Robert A. Cooper to
the Winthrop Daughters attending the
State Teachers meeting at Columbia,
at the Governor's ~Mansion Friday,
March 16 to 18, to- attend a tea given
March 17Mt6 P.. '
Big Cash Feature to be
l';itire Ways and Means coimittee to
1eet. Naturday WIhen Democrtic
31embers 1ill be Allowed to Ex.
Press Their YT-ins. Pres. Harding
Not. Gilven Assent.
W4ashington, March 7.-The coin
'proilise soldiers' b n ill, carrying
a hank provision in place of the cash
installmen t Iaymen t plan originally
tProposed and once apjproved by the
Hlouse, finally was agreed to today by
i)nublican imeibers of the warva and
ieans committe. It was inuroduced
later in the House by Chairnian Ford
ney, who announced that It would not
be called up until next GMonday, if
Passage of the bill was predicted by
Mr. Fordney. His opinion appeared to
be shared by members of the House
generally, some of whon said that on
the final vote .party lines would disap
pear. There owas some speculadton In
House lobbies and corridors as tot
President 'Harding's views of the com
promise plan and also as to whether
he would find occaston to ,express
those views before the House voted.
Chairman Fordney still declined to
say whether lie had discussed the
comtipromiso with the executive. At
.the White House it was said that Mr.
Harding had not studied it, and con
seluently had not formed an opinion
of the -bank loan provision. He was
represented, however, as maintaining
the same position that he did (when
he wrote Mr. Fordney on February
16, that the bonus either should be
paid by'a sales tax or the legislation
Some of the majority members of
the committee believe hat since the
new 'plan defers for three years any
large drain on the federal treasury
the -President will not object to it
Theyosay the compromise will en
able needy veterans to obtain cash
without the necessity of imiposing ad
ditional taxes on the general public.
Mr. Fordney said lie entire ways
and means committee would met on
Saturday when the Democrats would
have an opportunity to pass judgment
on he bill.
Aside from the substitution of the
bank loan provision for the cash pay
nent plan, the bill as Introduced is
very similar to that previously passed
by the -louse. The only immediate
cash payment proposed is to veterans
whose adjusted service pay would not
exceed $50. Other veterans could se
lect one of four options.
Well Known Citizen of Brewerton
Section Passed Away Monday.
Chas. F. Bleeks, age about 44, passed
away at his home in 'the -Brewerton
section of the county Monday after
noon, following an attack of pneumo
nia. The funeral and burial services
took place yesterday afternoon at har
mony church, of which he was a mnem
b~er, Rev. Coleman conducting the ser
The dleceased was a son of Mr. John
W. Blecks. In early life he married a
Miss Blallen-tine, who wvith seven chil
dlren survive him. Illis father and the
following brother's and sisters are
also survivors: J. D. Beeks, of Abbe
vylle; J. C. heeks, of flelton; WV. B.,
H-. 'H1. and S. S., of Ware Shoals; Dr.
H-. S. Beeks, of Richmond, Va.; Mrs.
h. S. Ballontine and Miss Maggie
Bleeks, of Ware Shoals.
Apple Out of Season
The Advertiser -has receivedl from
Mr. W. 11. Baldwin, of Barksdale, a
fairly large apple which -he states fell
off of his tree only a fewv dlays ago. The
Advertiser has had a number of in
stances of fruits growing through the
winter months 'this year, reminding
One of the- very mild weather expe-ri
enced this winter.
Dollar For Martin Fud
he JIdvertiser a,cknowledges the
receIpt from Chief Crews of $1.00 from
an anonymous ebntributor 'to the hlosea
Martin fund, making the total amnount
to date $158.70.

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