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SCHOOL AND HOTEL
Prof. Peterson Confers
With Mr. C. H. Pettus
TALKS OF HTs PLAINS
Buildings to lie Modcrnly Equipped
for Nev> Purposes Promoter
Thinks Well of Scheme.
President W. s. Peterson of the
Orangeburg Collegiate Insitute was
in the city Monday afternoon, immed
iately after n viist to Harris Lithin
Springs, tli" plant of the proposed
school which Mr. Peterson will open
this tall. As previously stated, Mr.
Peterson win conduct tin- hotel at
Harris' this summer, opening tor the
reception (d' guests about the middle
Of Juii". nild then in Sepien.her will
open the high school for boys and
iV.r. Peterson staled that be bad beeil
in conference with Mr. c. n. Pettus,
the owner of the property, regard
ing the improvements which are to he
made, preparatory to'the opening of
the school. lie said that Mr. Pettus
would Bpend about $4,500 in install
ing a steam beating apparatus, the
building of porches around the entire
building, ami the refitting of the
rooms. This work will he done be
fore the opening of the hotel season.
Mr. Peterson will move his family to
Harris' the last of May and get the
place into shape. The steam heating
apparatus that is to he installed will
cost $:'..nnO. "When the repairs are
completed." said Mr. Peterson, "there
will not be a better equipped blub
school in the State."
"And I am assured of an attend
ance of at least one hundred and fifty
students the opening day" be contin
ued. "I had a short conference with
some of the Waterloo and Cross Hill
people and they are very enthusiastic
over the enterprise; I will get a num
ber of students from the low country
too." Mr. Peterson stated that he
had received applications for places
on his faculty from seven states since
the announcement was made some
To Warrant the expenditure for
Improvements, Mr. Pettus is going to
require a bond of $3,000 from Mr.
Petei'SOU <:? his board of visitor.-. In
speaking of this. Mr. Peterson said
that while he could give this bond,
be thought if the people of l.aureus
county were sufficiently interested
that signers for this amount could be
secured: that if they were not desir
ous of the school and WOO Id not wel
come it, they would not bother bout
(he bond. In other words iie thought
tb>' bond matter would constitute a
gOOd test of the people's interest.
Some of tin- Waterloo people have
taken the matter up and will at once
endeavor to secure tin? necessary
AmoiiK other statements made by
Mr. Peterson was that the school
would buy groceries to the amount of
$10,000 annually from [.aureus, Water.
A'Xt and Cross Hill.
W. O. IV. I'mclling Ceremony.
Cray Court. Mar. 22 The local
camp. Woodmen of the World, will
unveil a monument to the Into Sover
eign Robert Armstrong at Dials
Church on tin- first Sunday in April,
the -Ith. at II o'clock. All Woodmen
are cordially invited to attend this
To Observe Hampton's ItSrllitlny.
Mrs. h. it. Uefl, president of the
local chapter. Daughters of the con
federacy, requests the announcement
that, in observance of Hamilton's
birthday, a meeting of the chapter win
be held with Miss Moyme Ferguson
at II:30 .Monday afternoon. March 2!b
Since the natal day of Carolina's
great Cllleftnn falls this year on Sun
day, the Daughters will observe Mon
1*3tllfnitH at Clinton.
The i.aureus lodge of Pythlnns did
not BCIld any delegate!) to the district
conference (lint met at Clinton Thurs
day antl Friday of last week: but
.Messrs. C. C. I'Vathorsloiie and S. 10.
Honey attended pari of the sosslon as
' unofficial delegates", The meeting
was ;.n Interesting one. made more SO
i,v the unbounded hospitality of thb
Clinton people. Mr, i'Viillterstono
made an ftddrcss on Friday morning
'on "itythlnnism" which ?Nns thorough'
ly eiljoj ed by all present.
NEW STEEL TRESTLE
SPANS LITTLE RIVER
Maunitircut Bridge Bullded I?) Colum
liia, Newbcrrj' & I,aureus Hail
road About Completed.
With but a few day's additional
work, the magnificent steel bridge
over Little river, now in process of
(?(instruction by the Columbia, New
berry and Lnurens railroad, will be
completed. The work began Monday
morning of last week continuing
throughout tin- week, causing but
slight delay in the schedule of the
trains, so well was tbework timed.
The new trestle spans Little river
just a few yards soutb of the passen
ger station on the Columbia road.
When completed, tills bridge will be
one oi the most magnificent structur
es in this section of the State. Its
cost will approximate $17,500; the
Steel works being about $9.000. Tin'
work is being done by the Virginia
Bridge Iron Works of Ronnoke, Vn.
This particular brldgo however was
made in Burlington. N. C. one of
the sub-shops of the Virginia comp-1
any. The plan of the work was
mapped out by ("apt. Chits. S. Dwlghl
of Columbia, the civil engineer of
Columbia, Newbprry and Laurens
road. It was purposed to build this
bridge several months ago, but de
lays of varied nature have postponed
it until the present. ('apt. Dwlght
was in Lnurens last August and pre
pared to build the foundations. In
, fact, three of the pillars were built
when the Hood came and delayed the
work. The foundation pillars, made
of concrete, rest on solid rock foun
dations; one of these foundations is
[fourteen feet below the level of the
Stream, another, thirteen, and the
shallowest is eleven feet.
The bridge is of modern const ruct
| ion, thirty-seven feet high, above the
water, and two hundred and seventy
feet long. Consisting Of seven spans,
one sixty feet and the others thirty
and forty. When the longest span
, swung into place by the powerful der
ricks, a vast crowd of WOllderstrttck
people watched the operation. In fact,
almost the entire time that work is go
illg on there is a large crowd of inter
Superintendent Qnrner of the Vir
ginia company is here in charge of
THE LATHENS MEDICOS MEET.
Will Invite the State Medical Soclctj
Here Next Year.
The I.aureus County Medical asso
ciation met Monday afternoon at
Cray's hotel in its regular monthly
meeting. Dr, SV. D .Ferguson who
has held the position of 1st ViCO-prcs
Idenl was elected president to succeed
Dr. s. F. Blnkely of Orn, who has
moved to Spartan burg.
The papers at this meeting were
read by Drs. W. II. Dial and R, 12.
Hughes, the first being on general
lines for the good of the society, and
the paper of Dr. Hughes on "Fake
Medicine Advertisements and the Re
ligious ''ress." Dr. Hughes advanc
ed sonic excellent argument against
this misuse of the columns of tb" re
ligious papers, and the Impositions
made Upon them by the advertising
\initial Praise Service.
According to announcement tb"
Kings Daughters held their annual
praise service at the First Methodist
church on last Sunday evening.
; There was a large audience present
and the program was interesting and
Instructive; short addresses wore do
livered by each of the ministers of
the city, ami a pleasing musical pro
gram was rendered. A collection,
amounting to $14.00 was gatboed to
assist the King's Daughters in the
HOLDS t ot Hi AT ABBEVILLE.
Mr. Kcatlictstonc Appointed to Take
Judge Prince's Place.
Judge c.eo. k. Prince, of the loth
Judicial circuit, was scheduled to hold
court in Abbeville Monday of this
week. Being suddenly stricken with
paralysis on Sunday morning be was
of course unable to fill bis appoint
ment, in his place Mr. c. c. Feather*
stone of i.nurens was commissioned
hy Governor Ansel, upon the recom
mendation of Chief Justice Pope, to
preside over the term.
Mr FentheratOUO received notice of
the appointment Sunday ami left at
once for Abbeville, but it win; Mon
day before he received the commis
sion; consequently court was a day
late in opening at Abbeville, Mr.
Featherstone will be in Abbeville the
greater part of the week.
ITEMS OF NEWS FKOM HAIH'X.
Kuril Burned Thursduj illness of
Mr. .1. Shumate.
Kabun. Mar. 22nd. The Kabun peo
ple were glad their pastor Mr. Watson
was back with them again last Sun
day evening. As usual be preached
an excellent Bermoll.
There were several visitors at lta ?
bun Sunday afternoon; those present
were. Mr. Ceo. I.. Pitts. Mrs .1. A.
Armstrong and son Mr. Ruf 118, Mr.
Ersklne Bnbb, and Mr. liudgo Roper,
all of I.aureus.
Mr. eland Hipp of Mount vi i le, ac
companied by bis cousin. Mr. Krnest
Hipp of Clinton, was visiting Mr. E.
V. Hipp of Kabun Saturday and Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Helton Owei.s and
daughter, Mrs. ,1. w. Reason, visited
Mr. T. V. Bnbb and family last TUO -
Mr. and Mrs. Stoho IJoll spent the
day with her brother. Mr. W. P. Hald
win, last Tuesday.
Miss Vivian Owens of CSroonville
was down oil a visit Saturday and
Sunday to see her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. W. P.. Owens.
Mr. .lim Mahaffoy of fountain Inn
was over to see his Hither, who suf
fered a stroke of paralysis Sunday.
The friends of Mr. .1. .1. Shumate
will be sorry to learn of bis serious
illness for the past three weeks; be
is improving slowly.
Mr. Posey Nelson bad the misfor
tune to lose bis dwelling bouse last
Thursday by lire, and saved very lit
tle of the contents.
We bad a quilting at Mrs. W. A.
Baldwin's Saturday which was much
enjoyed by all present.
Mrs. T. P. Pahb and daughter. Miss
Allie spent Monday with their aunt.
Mrs. Rebecca Owens.
Mr. Winston Smith and family of
Pelzer were visiting bis sister, Mrs.
0. w. Babb last week.
Mr. and Mis. ('.. W. Babb spent Sat
urday witli their daughter, Mrs. /ad)
Cond Show >iontbi) Nitrhl.
A large audience greeted May Stew
art Monday nigh! at the opera bouse.
"The Sculptor's Dream" was the play
in which was told the beautiful obi
myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. Miss
Stewart is an actress of ability and
pleased the audience; die role of Py
malion also, was well carried, but the
remainder of the caste is very poor.
As a whole, however, the show was
highly entertaining ami far above the
average attraction BCCll hero.
Com pet ilive Drill Thursdiij livening.
("apt. o. w. Bnbb, ot >b>- Traynhnm
Guards, announces a competitive drill
to take place in the company's armory
on the evening of Thursday of this
week, to which the public are cord
ially invited. The drill will com
mence strictly at S o'clock and it is
hoped that a large crowd of people
will be on hand to witness this Inter
esting performance. The company
is in fine shape and should give an
excellent exhibition of drilling. in
fact. Genoral Boyd says that Laurens'
company hasn't a superior in the
State, and the people here should
feel a pride in its high standing. I.et
them evidence this pride by coining
to the armory on Thursday evening.
i:i,IOS,Sil BALKS GINNED.
Is Kllllll Itcport of Cotton Tor Vonr
P.ios _?7..>7 Ginneries.
Washington. March 20, Running
bab's of cotton numbering 13,408,841
of an average gross Weight of ?"><?.">
pounds equivalent to 121,563,042 live
hundred pound bales, with 27..">N7
ginneries operating was the linal re
port of the COnOUS bureau today on
the cotton crop grown in 1008.
The report Includes 344.070 Hilters
and counts round as half bales.
The dual 1907 crop report was 11.
325.882 round bales equivalent to
375,461, five hundred pound bales
with 27,596 ginneries operating.
Included in the 1008 figures are
93,080 bales which esriniaed they
would turn out alter the time of the
March canvass, round bales included
in today's report arc 242,305 for 1908
and 196.519 for 1907, Sea Island hales
Included are 93,8(8 and 86.895 for 1907.
The crop by stales in running bales
including Hilters follow.-:
Alabama 1,358,339, \rkansas 1,019?
70^. Plordln 71.IM. Georgia 2.023.828,
Kansas, Kentucky and Virginia ."..u.M.
Louisiana is t .cm i. Mlssh Ippl 1,665,.
695, .Missouri 60,690, North Carolina
699,507. South Carolina 1,239,260, Ok
lahoma 703,802, Tennessee ?'? I! .'>sj.
Texas 3,710,199, Virginia 13,103,
news riMiM rr.Minjn(j shoals.
Teacher Of I.aureus Returns From
Tumbling Shoals, March 20 First
let me return (hanks to The Adver
tiser for its weekly visits to in*?, bring
ing all the county news, from my
native town und its surroundings,
which w;ts like glad tidings from
My sojourn was at the fool hills of
tho Blue Ridge mountains of North
Carolina. I never lived with kinder
and better people; they could not
do too much r<?r my comfort. My
school had nn enrollment of mi.
Quite a number of grown boys ami
girls, ^til! they knew how to behave
themselves nicely; I have never had
a more courteous and'studious Bchool
nud they certainly were hungry for
Clevelan I county is far superior
to La areas in school buildings. Their
schools have been consolidated mid
nice six room houses put up. having
two clonk rooms. Iwo lunch rooms,
and two recitation rooms which can
bo thrown into one room when rc
quired, \:l over the county are
uniform school bouses. All teachers
are roo.ulr d to sign a written con
tract before beginiug n school, which
is an exc< llonl plan.
.Miss Kathleen 14 vans the Porn Dale
tencher, closed her school lust week.
She lias been spending a tew days
with Miss Ni/a Sullivan. Her many
friends regret t? > see her leave Prl
' day. We hope she will decide to
tench here another year.
Dr. and Mrs. ('. I. West were \isit
ors at the Shoals Tuesday.
.Mr. Tom Sullivan was in Greenville
Friday and Saturday cm business.
Miss Maude Sharpe Willi close her
school Friday, she has had a very
successful school term. We hope to
be fortunate enough to secure her
1 services for another year.
We are ? xceedingly anxious to see
the bridge completed over Reedy, it
is certainly very inconvenient now,
especially when the river is high.
Pit Ion Revival In Progress.
Clinton, Mtt!\ 22. A Ihlioil revival
meeting i> in progress this week, and
great Interest is being manifested.
The first meeting was held Sunday
afternoon ai !l:!$0 in the Carolina Me
morial chapel, with an informal praise
serviie. The Rev. Mr. Wnstoh, pre
siding elder of the Greenville district
of the Methodist church, was in town
for the quarterly meeting of the Meth
odist church, and preached a most
i able sernioii at this meeting, The
Rev. Mr. Mnhnffey of the Methodist
church has charge of the music. The
services will he conducted by the local
ministers and no program has been
announced. They will continue
throughout the week,
I Clinton is proud of the religious en.
thuslusm manifested here. A young
men's Christian association is now in
progress organization under the
able lead, rsl l|) of the ROV. .1. "..
Iloolen. A; a meeting held lest s.-n
nrday a week ftgo committees were
appointed to obtain necessary informa
tion and a full Organization will be
X? Rail * ct for Goodman.
T, 0. Turner. ISsq, of the local bar.
returned Wed in sday from Nowberry,
where he appeared before Chief Jus
tice Popt applying tor bail in the cftse
of Will Gocdmnu. now lucnrcemted
for the alleged killing of a negro in
Cross Dill township. llllt owing to
the Indisposition of the Chief Justice.
Mr, Turner failed to secure an order
for bail. However, motion will be
made before one of the circuit ludges
Dr. lohn o Wlllson, president of
Dander college, and Mrs. Wlllson
spent Sunday in Laurens, coming
from (ireenwood Saturday Afternoon
and returning Monday. On Sunday,
at (tie morning service, he Idled the
ptllpit at the First Methodist church,
delivering a fine sermon. While in
the city Dr. and Mrs. Wlllson were
the guests of D; find Mrs. Clifton
Jones und of Mrs. w. p, Cnlne.
Dr. Sil)der to Lecture.
Ornj Court. Mar. 20. Dr. Henry N
Snyder, president of Woffoi'd college,
win lecture at the Ornj Cotirt-OwlngH
Institute on Prldfiy night. March 20th.
A small admission fee of 2a coats will
be charged. Dr. Snyder is among
the foremost educators of the South,
and a plcfislng speaker. Kverybodv
in the neighborhood should hoar him.
for it ; .'are opportunity.
DEATH OF HONORED
CITIZEN OF CLINTON
Mr. ?!, I*. Pearson, Veteran of Co II fed
crate irill) ami llnr of the ('(uni
ty's Substitut In I Men.
Clinton. Mar. l'l'. Mr. J. l'. Pearson
died at his country home last Friday
and was buried in the Presbyterian
cemetery Saturday afternoon at half
past three o'clock. Mr. Pearson bad
been in bad health for two years or
more ami for several weeks before his
death he was very sick, so that the
end was not unexpected. The funeral
was conducted by the Itev. Dr. Jacobs,
pastor of the Presbyterian church, in
which Mr. Pearson bad for many years
held the otlicc of deacon. Dr. Jacobs
gave a brief account of Mr. Pearson's
life and pronounced high praises on
bis high character and blameless life.
lie was born 71' years ago at Wood
ruff, s. c it was always a matter
of pride to him that he was 0110 of
nine brothers, till of whom entered
the Confederate army. This was In
deed an honored record. Of the
nine three wore killed, throe severely
wounded, mid three came through (he
four years' of service unhurt.
Mr. Pearson married Miss Ann?'
Foster, daughter of Dr. .loci Foster,
one of the earliest settlers of Clinton..
They had two children. Mr. Larry
Pearson, who died several years ago.
and Miss Maude Pearson, who with
bis widow, survives Mr. Pearson.
At Mr. Pearson's own request bis
pall bearers were all Confederate vet
erans ami his interment was conduct
ed by the Masonic fraternity.
The pall-bearers were. Mr. D. T.
Copelaild, Mr. .1. L. Simpson. Mr. .1.
w. Adnlr, Mr. w P. Bailey. Mr. It. .1.
Copeland. Sr.. Dr. W. A. Sbands. Mr.
.1. w. C. Pell. Mr, w. L. Ferguson and
Mr. If. 0. llairston.
Conspicuous among the floral trib
utes was the laurel wreath which the
Daughters of the Confederacy always
provide for the grave of a departing
mit. John m. mi: \immvs im: \i>.
Passed I wit} Siiddeul) Tucsdiij Morn
ing at His Home at Gnlllt IIb'.
News oi the death at Coldville early
yesterday morning oi Mr .lohn M.
Meadows was received in I.aureus
with surprise and regret, It Is sup
posed that bis death was due to heart
failure, fot' it Is understood that la
was found dead in hot I by members
of bis family a; an early hour Tues
day morning. lie bail boon suffering
lor several days from an attack of
grip, and had experienced some trou
ble with his heart. ?
lie i,.", years old and is .survived
by two daughters. Mrs. C. W. MeOrnVy
of this city and Mr: II, I. Metis of
Coldville. and two mhin, Messrs. W.
P. and .1. W. MeadoWS of Old Town
lb- was a loot her of the Rev W. P
Meadow* who survive:, together with
Tlie deceased was an ox-Confedora(0
so'dinr and v.as most highly esteemed
as an uptight, h laorabb citizen.
SCHOOL h'XTh'in' un mi n i.
i \ceiient Program Rendered lij Pupils
Of the Oak (.rove \cademv.
Piniol' the direction of Misset- Bessie
Btirkott, principal, ami Mhis Carrie
Southland, assistant teacher, ihe
pupils of (he Oak OroVe school gave
a very excellent enlertitliiinein at tin
academy last Friday evening, the oc
casion attracting quite a large num
ber of friends and patrons of the
The entertainment was given |>y
the school for the beneiit of its library
with tie- gratifying results that the
receipts for the evening amounted to
something like $20.00. The program
for the OCOnslOII consisted of songs.
drills and tableaux, Intcrpersod with
excellent music furnished by the Oak
Grove string hand Bach numbei
WAS admirably presented showing
the fine (raining of the pupils by (heir
teachers and reflecting great credit
upon all concerned.
Krem i? r. Kinkel)-.
Dt. s c Btakcly, formerly of Ora.
now of Spart: uhurg. writes as fol
? You will please change my paper
from Ora S. C. to Hpartnnburg s. c
I have a good deal of CO'.ltlt.V pride
though I have adopted Bpartiihhurii
as my future home. | dCSlro to keep
pbStcd Upon I||0 doing! Of Lauren.,
my native county hence I will ask
vou to send i he Advertiser regulnry
to my address In-low for Which I nil
close check for $i.oo."
LAURENS MEL GET
NEW UNION STATION
Railroad Commission Is
sues Important Order
TO ERECT IT THIS YEAR
'this I'romtscil Improvement Due tu
Limits of the I,aureus (hin?ber
Ii appears that the eltj of l.aureus
is tu have a new passenger station,
larger, liner, belter titled and moro*
eonvenieutl.v loented thai: the present
structure. This is according to HlO
orders of the Smith Carolina I till
road Commission in a decision hand
cd down Thursda> of la i weoki fol
lowing a petition ami a hearing in
February. According to instruction!
the railroalls inn. i unite and build
this union station and have ll com
lileted b> December loili. ol this > ?nr
The Commission deemed the ore.,em
location of the station as iluugerom
and unsuitable, so Hie site will b>
(-banned, possibly to the west side ot
all i lie t racks Tlie fuel tin t I.auj<
rens will have n now station Is due
to the prcsisteiil efforts ot the Cham
bei of Commerce.
Regarding the separation of sho
freight agencies, the Commission rul
ed that such was beyond its jurisdict
ion, but that if the IH'CKClU foree ol
employees at thin place in the freight
department was iusullictcnt, the rail
roads would be compelled to increase
Following is a lull text ol the pro
I ceedlligs from the petition to the hear
ing, ami the decision ot the Commis
Hearings \t I,aureus. S. C.
I.aureus, s. c. February 2-111?, 'OS!
Kile No. 1070.
1'ursuanl to notice tie- Commissioi
met here at the I'nion station thh
I*resent Chairman Karle and Coin
missioiiers Caughmau and Sullivan.
Commissioner Sullivan acting Secre
tary, Chairman Harb in the chair
Various members ol tie- I .aureus
Chamber of Commerce, and othei
citizens ot I.aureus w>re also pri is it I
Cluilriuan Karle announced thai tint
object ()f the lielll'lllg Will lO IlllOW
the I .an rens Cliamher ol Conumreo
and others interested to prescht In'or
uiation in regard to llld petition ol
February at Ii, "?ti!i, directed to tin
Railroad Commission b> the I .au rem
Chamber of Commerce, ami to glVO
the railroad ofllciah ot t!ie Columbia
Newborr.V K- Laurous Itailroad uniJ
tin1 Charleston Western Carolina
Itailroad the opportunity to present
such facts relative to ill*; matter
may be desired
Dr. II. K. Alken <,i l.ailrens, first
poke for tin- petit lo ? I !"? said
trailic, passenger aid * ? ij lit, mid
increased in Lauren, in the last few
years. That (here vvt <? only two
railroad lines operating Lauretis,
namely, the <' ti W C I. I: .-11111 the
C. N .V I. It It. lb Sinn (I that the
clerical force ai |!i< freight depot in
I,aureus was llistlllich liL causing
frequent delays, espi'chill' : lie mid
die ot I be da.\ ill d< . 1 \ ? I '-- I j'Oight
from d? pot v. a r< hoib That t lilt
depot was managed Jointly by twi
roads; bhe Agetil represetiilng both
I'oadtt. in-. Alkoh slated that accoih
modations at (he prescui i'nion llepo
were now lnade(|iiaie.
Mr. \V I. Cray followed j)t4. Aike.:
ior the petitioners, saying tlnu! tin
ritizoiif (bought the Commission had
full power to act on thtl |?etltlOU, At
one linn- lam rens thought of calling
on the Legislature for relief but.had
entrusted the mattet to the Commis
sion. He saiil I.HUreiiS was a large
shipping point ami was entitled to
more consideration and better accom
inodnloins in kc?plflg with its needs.
Mr Cray stated that it was novel
originally Intended that the two Agen
cies at I.aureus should he merged.
Formerly Lint rens had two Agents
and COIltd then get proper treatment
from one or both of them. Now one
Vgenl can do as he pleases: two
\genis would int. rest themselves
more than one who has every thing In
his own bands. LntirellM wanted iwi
? parate freight depots and a s?bfl
rate Agent for eheli road. Mr. (Irtty
explained thai he had no complaint
to make against (ho present Arreni
at La>i<n I.Mr, (;as?|ue.t Ihn' Mr.
Casque war- overworked ami needed
more help. Mr. dray said that what