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RURAL SCHOOL NOTES
Of LAURENS COUNTY
Made By Supt. Pitts.
ALONG ALL LINES
HupL lMtts Makos an Crgont Recom
mendation to All the School Trus
tees to Sec to it that All White Chil
dren In Their Ite.speotive Districts
Are at School.
Miss Frankio Culbertson is assist
ing Miss Minnie Wallace In the Friend
ship school. Miss Culbertson is an
?experienced teacher and will no doubt
give satisfa< tion.
Miss May Madden is teaching the
Old Mountvllle school. This vacancy
was made during the holidays when
Miss Pearl Coleman, the former teach
er, was married.
The trustees of Pine Bluff school.
Cross Hill No. 2, had the! misfortune
of loosing their school house one day
last week. The house was burned a
few hours after school dismissed. The
library, blackboards and a few desks
were saved. The house was insured
for $600.00. The trustees have secured
another house and the school continu
es to run. A new house wil! be built
as soon as possible.
The burning of Pine Dluff school
house should be a lesson to all trust
ees. If these trustees had not done
their duty by not insuring the house
the district would now be in a criti
cal condition. As it is ?G00.00 will
almost replace the house. Every
school house in the county should be
insured, and the board of trustees who
neglects this mny be rightly censured
at any day.
Miss Annie Kate Childless is as
sisting Miss Finnic Sloan in the Dials
The first half of the county "nigh
school appropriation has been received
by the county superintendent for the
high schools of the county. The re
maining $1,.")00.00 WTli Po sent out
later in the spring.
Every white child of school age
should he in school now. Each board
of trustees should look after its own
children. Do this trustees, and If
you find a child or any number of
children who are not in school visit
their parents and guardians and time
them to put the children in school.
If your efforts fail kindly advise the
county superintendent and he win
gladly use Iiis Influence for the good
of the children.
Every school should possess a state
Hag. Many of the schools have them
already. Write the president of Clem
son college for information.
Miss Lillie Peterson, who is teach
ing in Anderson, w?\ called home last
Thursday on account of the death of
January and February are (ho
months for school trustees to canvass
their district and get a correct list of
the dogs and polls. This little work
on the part of the trustees means
money to the district .
Remember April, 21, County High
School Declnlmers Contest.
Mr. W. II. liurton. of fir icnvlllc, vis
ited the county superintendent one
?lay last week in the interest of the
Hoys' Corn club.
In The Advertiser of this week ap
pears a eel of the now school build
ing at Lanford. This building has
just been completed. It is an orna
ment, to the district and county, a
pleasure and comfort to the teacher,
and pupils, a monument to the faith
ful work of trustees. patrons and
friends of the district, and a vivid les
son for other communities,
it Is with sadness we announce the
death of one of the pupils of the coun
ty. Master .lohn Peterson, the 13-ycar
ol d son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W Peter
son, died at his home near Sandy
Springs Church last Wednesday night,
lie wns a pupil of the Langs ton school
Wife Got Tip Top Advice.
"My wife wan tod mo to take our
boy to the doctor to cure an ugly boil,"
writes i). Frankel, of Stroud, Okln.
"I snld 'put Bucklen'fl Arnica Salve
on it.' site did so. and It cured tin
boll In a short time.'' Quickest heal
er of burns, scalds, cuts, corns, bruis
es, sprains, swellings. Pest Pile CUl'O
on earth. Try It. Oniy 25c at l.au
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Unexpected Circumstances in Dispen
sary Commission Work Will Nec
essitate Hs Continuance for Another
The State dispensary commission
will not be dissolved by the present
general assembly. Several weeks ago
it was thought that all of the work of
the commission had been completed.
The commission will have to remain
intact for the reason that the settle
ment of the Richland Distilling com
pany claim is pending.
Several days ago the announcement
was made by the commission that I.
W. Rernheim of the Louisville whis
key house had returned to the State
the sum of over $34,000 as restitution
for overcharges. Bernheim was one
of the promulgators and stockholder:
of the Richland Distilling "ompany.
The dispensary commission has a
claim of over $100.000 against the
Richland Distilling company 'or over
charges during the heydey til the old
State dispensary system,
Mnj Scud Checks.
!t is expected that other stock
holders of the company will send
checks to the commission. The lands
and buildings of the Richland Dis
tilling company are now in the hands
of a receiver. The value of the prop
erty is estimated at $.r>0,000 to $?0,000.
The case of the Carolina Glass com
pany of this city will, perhaps, bo car
ried to the United States supreme
The present outlook is that the
dispensary commission has at least
one year's work before it before the
final settlement will come.
A report by the commission show
ing that approximately $400,000 has
been saved out of the wreck of the
State dispensary has been sent to the
genornl assembly. There are several
measures pending as to the disposition
of this fund.
POPULAR IX WILMINGTON.
Mr. Frank McCravy Making a Reputa
tion us a Violinist and Singer in
With expression of gratification ov
er the achievements of the organiza.
tlon, especially during tho pasl year,
the annual meeting or the members
Of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion last night was. not only largely
attended but enthusiastic to an un
usual degree. Dr. McCluro presided
, with his usual grace and dignity The
meeting was opened with prayer by
1 Dr. McCluro, alter which Mr. F, I-:.
McCravy delighted the gathering with
i playing the accompaniment Me
a violin solo. Miss Connie Chasten
("lure then spoke briefly on the line
work of the organization, not only in
Wilmington but throughout the coun
try. Dr. McCluro called attention to
(tie tact that owing to the growth of
the organization in this city it will be
necessary to have even more gener
ous support of the people of the city
during the present year, and he did
not doubt but that this would Ik- given.
Mr. McCravy then sang a selection
which greatly pleased the gathering
and he was forced to respond to an
encore, lie has been heard with much
pleasure by many Wilmington audi
ences and always delights.- Wilming
News of Princeton.
Princeton .Ian. 23. Prlnct Ion is on
(lie road to progross again. Tho
building of a new residence will he
gin soon by Dr. c. d. Wist, formerly
of this place hut now of Greenville,
who will move his family hero soon.
We gladly welcome them back.
Mr. A. .1. Simpson, of Greonvillo,
will move his family her?; soon. We
welcome them also.
Mr. Oscar I). Riddle, agent for the
Greenville Daily News, was hero Wed
Mr. M. F. Arnold, of llonen Path,
spent several days with Col. U. li.
Arnold last week.
Mr. Frank Morrow and brother of
Helton, spent Sunday with their sls
tor, Mrs. Dritt.
Mr. Jeter M. McCuen left today
for Fork Shoals where he has ac.
ecpted a position.
Mr. Kelly Traynham ami Mis.
ISIIIa ami Karron Trayiutant, of llonen
Put It. were Sunday visitors here.
Mr, Holt ""?! Ml?s I Otll ^ !!?>!!:?!!!!?:.
of tho Shlloh section of thi.- county
wore married here Friday, January
20, at the home of tho officiating min
ister, Rev If. M DuUoso,
A TOMATO EXPOSITION.
A. >Y. Reynolds, of Alken, Is Chosen
President To be Hold ut Alken.
Alken, S. C, Jan. 18?The meeting
which was called yesterday Tor tho
purpose of organizing the South Caro
lina Tomato Exposition Company, was
attended by a large crowd of repre
sentative citizens of the city and ;
county, and the officers of the com
pany were* elected as follows:
I President, A. W Reynolds, of Alken;
! vice presidents Boydon Ninis, of Co
lumbia. M M. Inahinet, of McColl, M.
V. Richards of Washington, .lohn Wal
lenburg, of Aiken; Secretary. Miss
Marie Cromer; Assistant secretary.
Dr. G. A. Milner; Treasurer, G. L.
The following board of directors
were elected: Thomas E. Hitchcock,
Aiken. chairman: J. G. Richards, Jr.,
Columbia. C. L. Butler, North Augus
ta, and Governor Cole L. Please.
it was decided that the committee
would go to Columbia one day next
week and appear before the legisla
ture and ask for an appropriation of
; $l.(l(in. and for that purpose the fol
lowing committee was selected- Miss
Marie Cromer: Messrs. G. L. Toole, R.
M. Hltt. A. K. Lorenz. C. H. Selgler and
.lohn G. Richards There will be an
other meeting of this organization
soon and at that meeting a represen
tative from every congressional dis
trict will be. appointed as a member of
the executive committee.
The chairman of the board of direc
tors. Thomas Hitchcock, is a million
aire winter resident of Aiken. who
takes a great deal of interest in the
agricultural development of this state.
THE COMMERCIAL CONGRESS.
Got. Please has Appointed a Commit
tee from South Carolina to Attend
this Momentous Gathering of Rep
resentative Southern men.
Columbia. Jan. .'<0.?Realizing that
the eyes of the business world will be
focused on the meeting of the South
ern Commercial Congress at Atlanta,
March 8, 9 and 10, Governor Bleasc
has placed South Carolina in rank
with other leading Southern States,
by appointing a committee of influen
tial business men to see that the Stale
is properly represented at this great
gathering of the most potent forces
in the commercial world.
Governor Blease is Chairman of
the committee and 1. Wilsen Gihhes
Of Columbia, is set rotary. Oilier mem
bers til" the committee are: Ceo. F.
IVonKolnltz. Charleston; Thos. F.
Prantley, Orangeburg; Panics Stack
house, Marion; Sam. J. Nichols, Spar
tanburg; II Endel, Greenville; Otto
I Klettner, \> wherry; Dr. II. K. Aiken,
11.aureus. John J. Selbels, Columbia;
I Thos. H. Butler, Oaffney; C. .1 Shan
non. Jr., Cnmden; D. s. Henderson.
Aiken; Henry C. Tlllman, Greenwood;
I. Arthur Hanks St Matthews; .las.
P. Gary, Jr., Anderson; Thos. Wilson,
Tho Southern Commercial Congress
promises to bo the biggest event In the
Commercial history of the South, and
will place this section in her right
light in the commercial and industrial
Ii conies jus) 11 fly years after (he
states of tho south were uniting for
a struggle of arms. It typifies a new
> union of the South, along constructive
I lines of commerce and busliiei - pn
I den vor j?o 1 hat th? states of Hie South,
! vlfiiilg with each other in wise HBO
of their great natural heritage of re
sources may. through their prosperity
and growth, give added Strength to
the nation of Which they are an ii g.
I ral part.
Not only will thousands of public
spirited business men Interest* I In
the development Of the South as a
whole attend, but the President of the
United states will bo were, bringing
with him two of his Cabinet, Secre
taries Dickinson and Wilson; Kx
President Roosevelt; Hie majority or
tho Southern governors. Governor
Wood row Wilson, the Fr?lich Ambas
sador, and scores o" Other notables.
Governor's. Hlease's action lift rtls?
been taken by the governor-' ol Vir
glnla, Kentucky, South Carolina and
North Carolina. The out ire program
wfii be mailed upon application to tho
Sou thorn Commercial Con cr ? Wash
ington, IX c
Seo our new line of Hnll Curtains,
we are showing a largo Hue In solid
colors with borders, combination col.
nrs. stripes and rope, you Will b"
pleased with our price .
s. M. & E. Ii. Wllkt s & Co.
I THE LAURENS DELEGATION |
Columbia, s. C, Jan. 22. (Special) ?
The Laurens delegation seems to he
attracting tin* attention it deserves,
and several of the Important bills of
the session so far have been Intro
duced by members from Laurens.
Senator Wharton's bill to refund Sher
iff Duckett $:?l.oo for expenses will
pass, and the Senator s bill in regard
to escaped criminals or fugitives pro
vides that the party who turns the
fugitive over shall receive one-hall" of
his estreated bond. Senator Wbarton
also has several bills in regard to
rates and weights, giving the railroad j
Commission authority not otherwise
Hep- J. Archie Willis' bill as to the
Torrens system has not come up in
the House, as Sen. Carlisle's bill on,
the other side provides for the ap
pointment of a commission to report
Oov. Blease has appointed J. M.
Cannon .Indue Advocate General of
bis staff with the rank of colonel.
The Laurens delegation ail received
good appointments in the House. Dr.
Miller who is a lapse-returned mem
ber is on the committee on education,
medical affairs and penitentiary. W.
C. Irby Is chairman of the committee
on Legislative library and is on the
committee on banking and insurance.
.J. Archie Willis is on commerce and
manufactures, one of the most import
ant In the House. Senator Wbarton
Is a member of the following commit
tees: On Agriculture, contingent ac
counts, penal and charitable institu
tions; drainage and immigration; pub
lic lands, mines and mining, railroads
and internal improvements.
COAL PIKHS AT CHARLESTON.
Holding Corporation of Clinchlicld
Head Ohes Notice of Application to
Official notice has been served at
Charleston by the Holston cor
poration, a holding corporation of
the Carolina. Clinchlield ti Ohio rail
road, that application will be made
to the harbor commissioners of
Charleston for authority to erect steel
piers on the site of its property on
Town crook, Indicating the intention
of the coal exporting and handling
corporation to begin business in
The site of the coal corporation is
the old Payne tract, comprising about
13 ? acres, just south of the Simulard
'Oil company, taking in the section
: about the old powder magazines. It
is a line true! of high Ian I with
excellent watorfroul rights and hero
the Carolina. Clinchlield St Ohio rail
road proposes to build its big modern
plant for the purpose of storing and
hnndllng coal, both for export and
domestic use. The site is lame
enough to enable the corporation to
'carry out its big scheme of making
Charleston one of the main coaling
stations on the const and by its export
business alone contribute largely to J
the development of the commorcc of
The plans provided for steel and i
'?on'-ret ? piers. There tvl'l bo '? i'-i bus,
for storage and nil modi ru nnd up
to-date appliances for the hnndllng
of the fuel both from the big stool
cars to vessels and whnrfslde. The
terminal facilities will be something
new for Charleston, using steel and
concrete and setting a pace for the.
owners of other terminal property to
follow in making tuihslnilnl wharf
construction which will defy tornadoes
and be also lire propl and of lasting
oh ft racier.
With the lahllnhmoul of the coal
terminals, the ocean Vessels will stop
here Instead of proceeding around
the dangerous Capo llattoras to Nor
folk, because then Charleston coal
will he on a competing basis with
Norfolk. The opening of the Pan
ama canal will also stimulate the
business of the kind at the port of
Charleston and in fact it is to be
ready lor this business that the Hol
ston corporation is to ..? t permission
at ortco from the hnri>oi commission
crs thai the ii'ces .i.; preliminaries
may be arranged so thai the construc
tion Of the planl may ho begun at
an early dale. The StnlO.
W. B. KNIOMT
ATTORNE\ \M> col NSEI.L0R AT LAW
LAtfRKNS, s. c.
Onioe tip-stairs In Bark nlnlo Building
next door lo Palmetto Hank.
T WILL GUIDE YOU
In the year 1G2G PETER MINUIT bought the
whole island on which New York City?now worth
four thousand million dollars?is built. He paid $24
for the island. Had he put out that $24 at 4 per
cent compound interest in 1626 it would now amount
to as much as the present value of New York City.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Hank.
We pay liberal interest consistent with safety.
Laurens, S. C.
N. B. Dial, President C. H. Roper, Cashier
Special Values at
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
Children's Sweaters 50c, Misses'
Sweaters $1.50, Ladies' Sweaters,
strictly all wool, at $2.50 and $3.50.
All wool Mufflers, Togues and i
complete line of Cotton and Wool
Underwear, Cotton and Wool Hosiery,
Blankets and Flannels.
W. G. Wilson & Co.
k<;<?k for saij;
Why raise scrub chickens when standard-! h;d
fowls eat no more, and are a much greater satisfac
tion to the owner'.' The White Wyandotte, a most
beautiful bird, is conceded to be the best for general
table purposes. The Black Minorca, a very showy
bird, lays, weighs and pays. It lays equal to the
Leghorn but is larger, and isan excellent table fowl.
Eggs for hatching $1.50 per 15. Order.; for future
delivery beine; booked. Satisfactory hatch guarai teed.
For sale by C. 15. MARTIN, Greenville, S. C.
Dentistry a Specialty
EARL C. OWENS
At Bolt & Hudgens' Sale Stable.
LAURENS, s. O.