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IMPROVEMENTS ON C. & W. C. RY.
CALL FOR RE-ALIGNMENT AT UURENS?
Coming along with tho official ad-1
mission by Sunt! Anderson of the C.
& W. C. Ry.. that many improvements'
are contemplated by thai railroad, al
so comea a rumor that when the im
provements are mndo n big change
will be mach? in the alignment of the
road at this point. It is understood,
from reliable sources, that the C. ,?i W.
C intends running ;i spur track from
tho vicinity of YV:.tts Mills. clean
around the eastern edge of the city to1
tap the present line again somewhere
between iitUtrons and .Madden. It i
. understood that this Ilm? win he used
i l a freie! ! line, while the present
line will 1 e contlmti d in line :'s a pus
scngor lhi". The present station Is
to ho usdd;
THE CANTATA SAUL
AN IMMENSE SUCCESS
A Large and Ipiircclntlvo Audience
Vt'iis r?M 1:1 at tie I'rt sent nt ion
Ttictulu) KvonJng and (lave HvJ?
donees of Sincere Enjoyment.
Perhaps the most artistic and. at
the same tint ? most appreciated, pre
sentation of music in any form that
has been mndo in I.aureus in some
time, was that last Tuesday evening,
when the cantata "Saul" was sung by
the I.aureus Choral Soclet) in the au
ditorium of the graded school build
ing. The large building was Idled to
comfortable capacity and tho atten
tion was rapt throughout and the ap
plause generous. After the concert
congratulations were freely showered
upon Mr. liicka, the director, and the
others who took part and the eager
question was asked my many "When
will you present It again?"
There were several members of the
society whoso work shone out clear
and bright. This is not said in order to
cast a shadow over the work of any
of the others, for none In the entire
production need have reason to feel
the least disappointment over the part
they took in it. Mr. John Hicks, as
Saul, gave the most masterful pre
sentation of his part of any of the
?ntire company and ids work was a
K| revelation. Although Mr. Hicks' voice
|f was a known quantity before the cur
". tain was drawn, ids magnillcent exe
cution of his part was a ploasant sur
prise to even those of his most ardent
admirers. Not only was Mr. Hicks in
splendid voice, but ids dramatic ac
tion contributed largely to the suc
cess of tho evening. A generous, spon
taneous outburst of applause followed
the singing of " 'Tis From the Heart"
by Miss Annie Ttichey, who took the
part of Ablgale. Site passed gently,
lightly and clearly from tho lo vest
bars on the scale to the very highest,
and thrilled her audience with the
sweetness of tone and precision of
execution. Miss Hichey. took a promi
nent part In other portions of the pro
gram and her work was consistent
throughout. Mrs. H. K. Alken sang
and acted splendidly tho parts en
trusted to her care, putting a great
deal of zest and enthusiasm in the
drdlnentlon of Micha), the daughter
of Saul. Tho work of Mrs. Alken can
not he praised too highly, for she act
ed and saug her part faultlessly. Both
In solo work and in concert, she song
beautifully and her clear contralto
volco was a pleasure to listen to. Mr.
I5d. Hicks, who took tho part of David,
and Mr. R. Q. Pranks, who sang Jona
than, acted and sang excellently and
their work was thoroughly enjoyod.
Although Mr. Franks suffored from a
slight cold, his volco was unusually
clear. Mr. Kd Hicks sang his part
with perfect freedom, showing beau
tiful control over his volco in lines
that were vory difficult. Miss Minnie
Curry, as tho Witch of Endor, and
Mrs. W. P. Thomason, Mrs. J. H. Tea
Kue and Miss Jennie Shealy, as other
?kwltchea, sang their parts well indeed.
utW Tho choruses showed tho results of
much work and thought. Thoy kept
excellent time and sang splendidly In
* unison and harmony. While it is not
Intended to detract from tho mon's
chorus, it was admitted by most of
those present that tho ladles' chorus
was In hotter form than tho men's and
thnt their work was oqual to that of
?ny chorus ever iieard in this section,
p Tito magnificent success of tho en
tire porformnnco is duo In largest
aneasure to tho untiring work and
musical talent of Mr. and Mrs. Chan.
I It la also understood that a branch
I lino will be run from the Greenville
I branch of the same load, leaving the
present lino betweou Luurons and
Barksda'.e station, skirting the north
ern vide of tho city and tapping the
mainline- in the vicinity of tho point
whore tho othor spur will leu - it. in
this wny through freight to and from
Greenville will mnko a complete cir
cle around Laurons. The pnsaongoi'
trains will continue to come in us they
run tor, it is Bald that the lines
running through the towns of Orn,
. uc's : ivltzt i- und Woodruff will be
: tged < nnsldornbly. Mow nutch
HUM ' will i ? made is not known, but
it is though! that it will be consldcra?
HAD FINK VI! IK,
Home Trust Co in pan) and Enterprise
llutih Stockholders receive Vearlj
Ai the annual moot Infi of tho stock
holdors of tho Home Trust Company
yet torday the report of tho olllcors
was given and allowed altogether n de
cidedly successful year. A dividend of
:t 1-2 percent payable February 15 was
declared. Eight months ago the c ap
ital was Increased to $50,000 and there
fore the showing made, while excel
lent, would have been even better un
der an entire year with its increased
capital. The officers for the coming
year are the same as for the past?N.
B. Dial, president and ('. H, Roper,
Sec. and Treas. The following direc
tors were elected: N. B. Dial. H. B,
Kennedy, S. M. Wllkes, R. L. Cray, Ft.
B. Fleming, C. E. Kennedy, J, B.
Brooks and C. H. Roper.
The stockholders of the Enterprise
Bank held their regular annual meet
ing last week at which time a report
for the year was given showing their
usual prosperity. At this meeting it
was voted to add $1000 to the surplus,
thereby making tlte total surplus for
the bank $21,000. The old officers and
directors were re-elected.
Mrs. Hannah Ottings.
Mrs. Hannah Owings, wife of Mr. M.
B. Owings, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. W. M. Armstrong at
Shiloh, January 2GtJi after a long ill
ness. She was 72 years old and was
a member of Dials Methodist church,
where she was laid to rest surround
ed by a host of loving friends. Rev.
J. P. Attaway conducted the services.
She leaves seven living children:
Messrs A. 0. Owings, S. L. Owings, I.
M. Owings, R. L. Owings, I. C. Ow
ings; Mrs. W. H, Beak, of Alabama,
and Mrs. W. H. Armstrong. One sis
ter, Mrs. T. B. Campbell survives her.
The children havo tho sympathy of
the community in their bereavement.
"Paid In Full."
Manager Lavender has secured for
one performance the production "Paid
in Full." This Is tho samo company
that Is playing in the larger cities and
doubtless is well worth going out to
see. Tho company will bo seen here
noxt Monday evening, the curtain go
ing up promptly at. 8:30 o'clock. Seats
are now on sale nt the Palmetto Drug
H. Hicks. Besides singing, as Sam
uel, perhaps the most dlfllcult lines
In the whole cantata, Mr. Hicks direct
ed, both at practices and at the per
formance, tho ontiro program. The
training and direction of tho princi
pals and chorus was dono by him and
tho precision with which tho chorus
es were executed was duo in large
part to him. Mrs. Hicks' accompani
ments wore beautifully rendered and
made It more tho easier for tho voic
es to blend and harmonlzo.
Although tho house .vas filled, the
small price of admission made tho re
ceipts smaller than would naturally be
expected. A total of $107.G5 was tak
en In, expenses, such as the purchase
price of books, rontal, advertising, etc.,
amounting to around $35.
An enjoyable aftermath of tho per
formance Tuesday evening was tho
reception tendered tho participants
at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. J.
H. Teague Friday evening, tho Ladloa
Aid Society of the Methodist church,
and tho choir of tho Presbyterian
church being the hosts.
NOTED SPEAKER COMING.
Ili'iid of Rescue Work in Salvation
Army to Speak at Baptist Church
Union services, In which all the
churches of the city will take part,
will be held at the First Baptist church
Sunday evening. The occasion is the
visit of Mrs. Margaret Bovlllo, who
is head of the rescue work in the Sal
vation Army. Mrs. Bovlll will make
an address which will doubtless prove
very instructive and interesting. The
services will begin at 7:30 o'clock. A
largo congrogntion is expected to be
out to welcome her and to hear what
she has to ray.
R< v. Mr, Thuyor has announced thai
tho BUbJ ft of Iis sermon Sunday
morning will he "Do 1 Love Jeans?"
The sories on "The I lull of Fnino"
? ill be discontinued for awhile now.
M'MRElt OF SM.F.S V. A DE,
Large f'rov i in Town Monday and
I.ami Brought Fairly Good Friers.
Monday \v February sul?sday und
the usual largo crowd wan In town.
Several sale w 're mini by the .Indue1
of Probate and by the Clerk of Court,!
but no sab s wore mad ? by the Sheriff, j
Tl 0 following sales wore mndo by I
By the executors of the estate of
Mrs. Talulah I. .Tones: 1 acre in
soulhorn section of cit> of 1.aureus,
sold in two plots, 1-2 aero to R. V.
Irby for $385.00; 1-2 acre to it. v.
Irby for ? 100.
Lot on Manning street, 60x180, sold
to II. L. Roper for $210.00. One half
Interest in two lots on Manning street
GOxlCO and 60x127 feet sold to O. B.
Simmons for $I2.">.00.
Guy C. Pitts, executor, of Beubin
C. Pitts vs. J. II. Pitts et al:
Lot in City of Clinton, fronting 68
feet on Musgrove street, sold to Guy
C. Pitts for $2.050.00.
Lot In city of Clinton, fronting 63 1-2
feet on Musgrove street, sold to P. M.
Pitts for $.">00.00.
hot In city of Clinton, fronting
63 1-2 feet on Musgrove street, sold
to J. D. Pitts for $680.00.
In. the case of E. Lee Pitts and W.
M. Pitts vs. J. H. Pitts, P. M. Pitts, et
110 72-100 acres of Walter G. Pitts
estate, sold to Mrs. Sue A. Pitts for
Clerk of Court John F. Bolt made
one sale, that in the caso of Winn vs.
Winn, in which 100 acres were bought
by J. B. Brooks for $780.00.
Addition to Committees.
By an oversight In the composing
room, tho committee appointed under
the Bock Hill Plan for Scuffletown No.
4 was unintentionally omitted In The
Advertiser. Messrs. F. W. Little and
George Pulley are tho gentlemen nam
ed on that committee. They aro re
quested by the county committee to
take charge of the work in their
A NEW FIRM.
W. II. Iludgens & Co. Changes Hands
and Is now W. II. Dial & Co.
W. H. Iludgens & Company has been
recently sold to a new firm, which will
be known as W. H. Dial & Co. The
new owners wll continue to run a
fancy grocery business in tho stand
formerly occupied by the old company.
Messrs Hastings Dial and Copo Hen
derson will be in charge of the busi
The two show windows of H. Terry's
are very attractively and uniquely ar
ranged this week. The window on the
left Is devoted to the ladles depart
ment and represents a ladles sewing
cirelo in full swing. The right win
dow Is decoratod in honour of a young
gentleman, being arranged In a man
ner quite true to life. The windows
woro arranged by Mr. Nathan Richard
son, Chairman of the Decoration Com
Sample of Old Needlework.
Mr. N. P. Hellams was In tho city
yesterday and was showing around a
sample of needlework dono by "Aunt
Jane" Bolt, when she was a child In
school. The work Is dono on a piece
of llm-n and Is something that the lit
tle girl must have been proud of when
finished. "Aunt Jane" is now 82 years
of age and tho work was done When
she was 13 years old when site was
going to Rabun Creek school on Oarl
ington's Old Mill, She Is now enjoy
ing good healtli and this Is a source
of much pleasure to her hostB of
young and old friends.
99 lt. LAVENUE? SELLS OUT
Popular Moving Picture Mnu Solls out
to Mr. Buford Hurt, of (?'al'i'noy, who
has Taken Charge.
Mr. I). R, Lavender, who made so
many friends for himself while here,
has sold out his moving picture busi
ness to Mr. Buford I hu t of Oaffncy,
and has returned to Nowberry whore
he conducts a Bimilar business. Mr.
Hart has already moved to Laurens
and has taken charge of the opera
house. The prices B and 10 cents to
nil pictures, will be continued by Mr.
Thursday, Friday end Saturday of
this week will he seen the famous talk
ing p'ctures. These pictures are he
lug received with packed houses el.-?
where and doubtless will prove a
strong 'attraction here. The talking
pictures is a combination of pictures
and r. phonograph, lite convcroutioni
of the actors being heard as the pic
Concerning Mr. Hart, The Oaffncy |
Ledger has the following to say:
During the lithe t!:.t Mr. Hart has
been in this city i o has made ninny
friends who will regret to see him 1
leave. ||o bait proven to !"? a valu
able mail to Ti e Ledger and Hie best
V\'ii: es oi" Co publici ;! 1 ;..:>! the peb
pie of Guffnoy will go with him to his
new home, it Is probable thai Mrs.
Hart will remain in this city for a
few Weeks before going to Laun ns.
OXE REPORT SEXT IX.
Mr. Sam Todd sends in Heporl of Can
vassers from His District.
The following report of the meet
ing of hl.s district in the interest of
cotton reduction under the Hock Hill
plan was sent in by .Mr. Sain J. Todd:
Name Planted To be
Acre 1912 Acres
('. A. & .1. L. Todd fjO 32
G. SV. Cunningham ..22 22
.1. C. Todd 28 28
1?]. L. Bennett 1(5 12
L. I). Hitch S.r> 7?
.1. R. Todd 36 36
('.Q.Holland 60 -10
.1. W. niakoly 60 60
Willie Chancy 22 20
R. L. Cole 24 21
S. .1. Todd 22 22
Total 403 3G0
There are others that didn't attend
our mass meeting, but I made Inquiry
as to what others fVOUld plant this
year and I am satisfied that others
will not plant any more to the plow
than those who wer?? present. Some
that I know, will not plant as much.
The general sentiment In this district
is to reduce fertilizer. Will try to
send in more names later.
All the above farmers that signed
this are going to reduce their fertili
Sam J. Todd,
Clinton, Route No. 1.
M US. IL S. Ii L A CK WE L TERY I LI
News Received Yesterday From Co
lumbia Where She Is in Hospital.
The very sad news was received here
yesterday that Mrs. H. S. Black well
Is critically 111 in one of the Colum
bia hospitals. She had been visiting
at her old home In Camden and was
returning to Laurens, when at Co
lumbia she became very sick. It was
thought advisable to carry her to a
hospital In Columbia.
Taken Suddenly nnd Seriously III.
Mr. Arthur Rodgors, son of Mr. J. A.
Rodgers of this city, who lives on his
farm in tho Shiloh section, was found
in a stupor at his home Monday morn
ing. For the remainder of the day
and all through yesterday, his life was
despaired of. but at the time that this
paper went to press last night his con
dition was unknown. It Is though
that he was attacked with ptomaine
poison as a result of eating faulty can
ned goods. Being very popular nmong
a large circle of friends, many were
apprehensive of his condition yester
day afternoon. His many friends hope
that he will pass successfully through
I). A. IL Meeting.
The Daughters of the American Rev
olution will meet next Friday with
Miss Wll Lou Cray at her homo on
West Main street. The hour fof the
meeting Is 3:30 o'clock nnd as there
Is to be held a very Important busi
ness session every member Is request
ed to nttend. Those who will not at
tend are asked to notify the hostess,
Appropriations Bill a Little
Smaller This Year.
NOW IN SENATE
Representative Edwards has Intro-]
ritired ii Hill to Create Ehe \grieuL
Inral Schools to ho Managed Cutler
the Hoard of Trustees of Cloinson
thy J. Rutledgc McOhoe.)
Columbia, S. ('., Feb. r>, (Special)
The work of the General Assembly
which has progressed furthoi (hi
sion (bun possibly ;.i any other one ]
will i c crystlll/.ed this week i.i the
many matters of state wide Inter
which are to como up, prominent
nmoifg which Is the appropriation 1)111
annually submitted by live Ways and i
Means Commits o of i! <? I ions >.
LnwndoH J. Browning, chairman of this
I committee has been busy for ihc past
many days shaping the sov< rnl ii< ins
j on this all Important measure. This
year (ho bill will bo 0 little k>88 than
last which indicates Hint the ways
and nnans committee arc on to the
Job In regard to tho appropriations
vastly affecting the people of this
state. This bill will conic up in tho
Mouse possibly Tuesday or Wednes
day, and it is likely thai there will bo
some lively light upon it. ns regard tho
overriding of the governor's veto, at
any rate, which if he carries out his
consistency, he will veto as he did j
last year. Another bill of state wide
'interest which will come before the
law makers in the senate side of tho
capltol this week is tho anti-racing
bill introduced by Mr. Osborne in tho
House with Mr. Brckmnn and Mr.
Carlisle in the Senate. This bill pass
ed In the house over a strong opposi
tion with case, and the outcome is
awaited In the Senate. This hill will
come up for debate Wednesday. The
mileage bill is another one which I
means much of interest, and this also
has passed the bouse and comes up
in the senate this week. The vote
in the house is something which gives
an indication of its strength, but ow
ing to the fuel that people at home
have such measures which mean more
to them it is not. unlikely but that local
1)111 will crowd these two last meas
ures out. The message of the govern
or in regard to the Investigation of
the Parker Cotton Mills Merger and
a consequent bill to that effect was
reported in the senate Judiciary com
mittee as not necessary of investiga
tion. The governor charged the cor
poration as being a "trust." Mr. Park
er appeared before the Joint commit
tees last week and was cheered upon
the conclusion of his talk. The anti
cigarette bill introduced by Senator
Rninsford had finite an Interesting
fight in the senate but was killed.
Representative Davis of Barn well
has Introduced a bill In the House
which places the time limit upon the
recording of wills six years instead of
the law now upon the books which do
not allow any time limit. A matter
which will come up for attention this
week will be of state wide interest is
the matter of the appropriation
amounting to some thirteen thousand
dollars for a model prepared by Todd
and Benson together with the arc Iii
toots drawing of the proposed addi
tions to the state Capitol, It will bo
remembered that last year Qov, Bleasc
made certain recommendations in re
gard to the changing of the entrances
to tho state house. Mr. Todd is a
member of the House and is also a
member of the firm Which drew up the
extensive plans. Likely there will bo
sonn- warm times coming up when the
matter reaches the house from the
Mr. Eduards School Bill.
Mr. Isaac F.dwards, of Lexington,
and by the way, one of the most In
fluential members of that body, a man
who has worked steadfastly for the
Interest of the people at all times, has
introduced a bill Which If passe;! will
establish five agricultural schools to
be managed under the Board of (Mem
son College trustees. The bills pro
vides that tho state bo divided Into
five parts and a school be established i
in each such district. The bill has
already reached second reading and j
will likely be called up by Mr. Ed
wards on Wednesday. The friends of j
the liill will advance tho argument
News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to .Many Peo
ple all over tlie Coutlf.) ami to Those
Who Hiiro Lett the Family Hearth
stone natl gone to Other states.
Cro iB Hill, i ob. v -Miss Pauline
Turner of Cross lllll and Mr. Wm. (!.?
(:??;? i ;' Greenwood surprised their
r.rl uds by getting inarrl d ,-it Laurotis
l? i M< inlay. Thoy v.. ie ( ross lllll
Mr, Vustin l.eaii'iiui of Greenwood,
v. : la i*o Sunday.
I) ?. I\ W. Plnsou i i i'I ; I llu>
liosiiltal !'! eheste?'. Mrs. Pinsou ennVo
homo i. I l?'j [day : ud v. ;;i return to
(Mie ter in a few days.
Tic nesl l !' <? "li nt! rani Ion ? il I he
Rip Van Win hie on I*1? briiary 191 b; Tin?
young people are reading up m "Oil
IU|>" nnd no doubt will imjoj it huge
Messrs. )\ \v. Brown, ('. R. Turner
and .1. I'.. Turner have dragged too
road from the town limits to the s.t
ludu river, about four mill s. Mr. Sam
llrown, wid lives !? few miles from
town on the road to Chappels has
dragged the road near his 'mine. It
makes a wonderful Improvement, ar.d^
these gentlemen are In he commend-;
ed for their puhlie .spirit, and we hope
many others will do a liny have done.
Through sleet and SHOW, lain and
cold. Mr. .Mm Coloman and M?" Rufutv
Walker have gono their roundtl ll?l
rural mail carriers, giving the yoopIO
their mail on schedule time nach day
during tin terrible wont her \\? havo
had and only missed one day. 'i ho
peoplo ou^ht certainly to apprefliate
such faithfulness. \
The man who is too selll<ii to b?3
willing to do nnythlng for t'.i ? public
good in church, school, or town makes
me think of the croaker as ('.escribed
in the Guffnoy Ledger as follows:
"Bury the croaker out In the woods,
where the woodpecker pecks and the
bumble bee bums, and the straddle hug
straddles around, lie is no good to
the city push; too unpractical stingy
and dead, hut he wants the wholo
earth and all of its crust, ami the StlU'H
that shine over head. Then hustle
him off to the bumble bee's roost, and
bury him (hep in the ground; he is no
use here, gor him out id' the way and
make room for the man that is sound.''
Mr. Reld Owen rot a fall from the
piazza Saturday ami hurt his shoulder
pretty badly, lie will bo laid up sev
oral days. Mr. Butler Black, son of
Mr. .). I). Black, of this place, has re
turned after having served an enlist
ment of three years in the U. S. army,
lie belonged to the coast artillery
corps with headquarters at Kort Tat
ton, N. Y . at which place he was
mustered out February 1st. Ho took
part in the mnnouvcrs on the Moxlcflp
border last summer and has seen quite
a lot of the country.
Mr 1.. (.'. Halle Dead.
?lust as The Advertiser was going to
press last night it was learned that
Mr. L. Q, Halle, Sr., had just died. This
will bo a source of great sorrow to
that such a plan will place an educa
tion along agricultural lines much
nearer to the fanner hoy than tliO
present system, although it Is not pro
posed to abolish Clomson College. The
college, it is maintained, has a super
abundance of money which does not
meet the alms and ends of the found
ers, and does not give the agricultural
education which some people think
Only a little less than three hundred
students have received an agricultural
degree there, yet the college has spent
in the neighborhood of two million dol
lars slnco Its foundation. Mr. Ed
wards proposes that these five oollegeti
to be established arc to receive only
one half of the privilege [ax, and
which will meet to a much better de
gree tho alms and ends of the found
ers of the College. The Hate wi'l re
ceive a further benefit on OCCO of
the fact that the tost will bo d s
ed as people in tho proposed dl Is
are willing ?<to Offer real OBlftl tl
Other Inducements in order to i-: 0
the institutions. The revenue s
stated, Increases each year, and ?
w ill bo a constantly broadening t
to the institutions.