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DAVIS BROS. CO., The World's Greatest Bargain Givers,
On the ENTIRE STOCK of the
ii.; 4' .*T .ii, S,.>f H..is:. v.,;.'
ANDERSON, S. C.,
IS tho great sensation of not only the TOWN but tho ENTIBE COUNTRY. Never before was first-class DRY GOODS, MILLINERY, CLOTHING and SHOES BO ruthlessly sacrificed.
IT will pay you to come 100 miles to visit this GREAT SALE-LET NOTHIG-KEEP YOU AWAY. ^ .
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Wednesday June 20,
Saturday, June 30.
Not a few Things but
Sold at a SACRIFICE.
THE ENTIRE STOCK
C. F. JONES CO,
ANDERSON, 8. C"
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To be Sold in 10 Days.
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ANDERSON, S. C.
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LET NOTHING KEEP YOU AWAY.
The Old Field School.
Spartaoburg, S. G., May 23.-Il
was a long time-a very long time
ago-when a little school house about
20 feet square was built out of pine
logg, about two miles tp-im Gaffney.
The fireplace was fully 10 feet wide.
The furniture consisted of three qr
four benohes made from slabs, the
splinters beiog worn off by the chil
dren sliding about on them. There
was a hoard about 14 inches wide
resting on three pins driven into one
ef the logs. That was to write on.
The teacher had an old fashioned
split bottom ohair, and a rickety lit
, tie table, on which he set copies.
The floor waa of plank, but they were
wide apart. Slate pencils were always
getting under the house. There was
no lead pencils such as the children
use by the hundred now, but they
had the genuine article, mt de by
pouring melted lead into the joint of
a cane. Steel pens were not heard of
in this part of the State. It waB the
duty of the teacher to make and mend
pens and set oopies. * There were no
holidays, and if a heavy rain fell, and
only a few children attended, the
whole day was put in.
Summer and winter the tcaohc .
"took in Behool" as soon as he roach
ed the sohool house. He boarded
around, and if he tarried for anight
where breakfast was early, he would
start at on oe far the sohool house and
begin work on arrival! He gave ono
to two hours at noon for "play time."
They had no recess then. Ho, having
no watch, had to guess at the time.
When the sun was shining, he was all
' right. Going to the door he would
ery aloud "Books,** or "Come to
books.'* He would "turn out,*- that
io, dismiss school-in time for ail to
reach home by sunset. Every tesebei
had his rules, and they were, read fre
quently. If there were any text hooke
, .. in that first sohool except Webster*!
Bine Back, and Smiley's and Pike*?
arithmetics, we do cot know what the j
were. There were no classes. It wai
a jgd*as-yon*please affair. Occasional
ly some one would bring a Bible oi
' ; j Testament and read a few lessons,
There weft-no classified readers. Th?
soholars-Vf auld stick to the "Bin?
'.".'j ;.} vhaok*' until they knew it b> heart,
\ "blind snelling" included. Just be
fore aeon and-^nirnlng out'* in thc
afternoon, the mor* advanced acholar*
&*?il>1 '?''?:':'\hm?'- v*??i^. w*s alfaya a scram
fPp?* ' ble to ; utaad ? head. Every Fridaj
?? f aftorn?oo captains were ohosen, ant
?//"'.' . ' they i ?t?w'}?1?\:l?t. first ^ho?c^ -?n<
?*fc*n fte ^
.'spelling torosa the benah" began.
The teacher skipped from pisos ta
_1_J _i_ a__* .V- u_A.
pinuc, muxx wMu a ion Vh ?HO uso?
spellers were left he pioked the hard
That teacher knew nothing of books
exoept those mentioned above. If
he ever atw an Sugl;sh grammar,
geography or dictionary there was no
evidsnoe of it. If he ever gave any
instruction ss to writing, reading or
pronunciation, it is not remembered.
But somehow, in his simple, weak,
imperfect tray, he laid the foundation
well, and a few of those who attended
that primitive school would turn down
ord 1 par? fffadusttAft And fnma nrnf???nt>g
we know, on spelling. Snob were a
few of the schools in the baokwoods
of the Piedmont 60 to 80 years ago.
There were no commencements and
exhibitions and addresses at the close
of the session. If the teacher "took
up" a bix-months' school, he taught
six calendar months; if it was a twelve
months* s oho ol, the hoys would gen
erally turn him out the day before
Christmas, and thus secure a week's
holiday. That "turning out" plan is
not a bad one. There are oasss in
every county where the schools \?nuld
bc benefited if some of the teachers
were turned out and required to stay
Just DOW as commencement pro*
grammes are appearing and any little
crossroads school can have its
commencement and two or three
addresses by titled men with a marked
desire for speaking, it ia * good time
to let th? young people ki.ow what
kind of schools some of their grand
parents bad. Looking backward tc
those old schools, taught at times bj
j men who vere said to be too lazy tc
do anything else, ?hey seem to h av
i bena a blessing to this upcountry,
> The poorly qualified teaohers, the ab
>' solute wast of system, the scarcity oi
. textbook!, the uncomfortable achoo'
? houses ana the ignorenoo of the obi!
? dren set the farmers to thinking
i They then began to talk a little, em
r. before 1850 bettsr teaohers were ae
I cured in many places.
. The Limestone Springs Fcmah
. High Sohool was evolved ont of the?
, conditions in 1845, the first fernel
? school with, a college aurriculum ii
) tho State, unless st waa the fatneu
, ??u?ol ?f Br. M-i-k; at Bt?hamvllle
< Then oanw Wofford College and Fut
> manyat Greenville. Then followc
i high schools all/over these uppo
T oonnHftH. un til if any one should a*
- sert (li?t the Fi ed mon t, wi th : C?o m so
r in the westland Winthrop in tho casi
1 ia ihe greaUducationai centre, do nc
I be too quick to ?ak? ? i?sd^ ^';A$p?
> ent?y adf?rse o?nd?t?ons often
ont the greatest good for the oom*
munity, or State, as well as the in
.1: ":.J,,_1 T? ?1.... ..".?Al.- _
umuunii AU PippiVBVUIU5 uuui
meneement days we wish to pay a
tribnte to the old field schools, which
kept the fires from going oat os the
altars ia the temple of knowledge.
-Is nara and OoG??er.
Tillman's Three Fassions.
* . m. i..m
"Anybody who wants any yarns
oat of me has to dig for them,*' an
nounced Senator Tillman, cornfield
lawyer, rose onltnrist. and geographi
cal expert. "I don't propose to bo held
un for an interview and then hate
te sweat it ont of myself into the bar
"Anyway, I never know what to
say to frilly wemen, wbo expect me
to tone down my conversation. I will
never be able to do that sneoesafal
"Well, if you'll let ino have a little
of the raw product, I'll be much oblig
ed" I replied,
"Then eit down over there."
The broad brow of the "pitchfork"
Senator was furrowed in perplexity.*
"What must I say?" he demand
?d of his wife.
Mrs. Tillman smiled sympathetically
over his trials. Even the raw produot
seemed hard to get at.
"The object seems to be," he con
tinued, with his most judicial air,
lo get off some sprightly persiflage
for the publie gsyety." .
'We are all familiar with the 'gen
tie rose enUurist/ which ie your most
persistent ohareoter before tho pub -
lio," I suggested. "Suppose you spin
some yarna abbat the roses?"
"You sensation hunting lun?tica!"
.aid the Senator, shaking with laugh
ter. "Can't I have my little flower
patch in peeeef Wheo people begin
to talk about me and impressjj rn? as
being at all worth encouraging, I tell
them I have three passions--Sowers,
musio and women." *
"Are yen a musioian?" ? asked; .
A gentle laugh from Mrs. Tillman
warned me thai I was on dangerous
ground, but the Son&tor told mej biso**
ly ?that he performed on. the harmon?
ion. . ' '.?
i "I don't do muob playing these
days* jlftttf very basy answering
fool letters and keeping 'this woman!
(pet name for Mrs. Ti*Imsn) ont of
trouble, i don't enMos aw??? strains
Ons of my old harsnonioa like t used
'?ut** :.;,.>' ;?. ? '?JV?'K ' i ;
"He used to have s sp?ended voloe
Wo," .tU?ji*Mito.:>y^ ^before hs
?WW^t^lkicg to:? mach.'' :
he olaimed that he did cot always let
her off so easily. .
"Sometimes when she gets very
sassy/' he said, affectionately, "I
recite poetry to ber. Now, she don't
like poetry,. and tells me so, very
frankly. Then T loci: s?armm and
sigh, like Touchstone: 'Would
that the gods had made thee poeti
cal.' That gets even with her every
"Please don't Ulk to me about
roses. If you do I'll be homeaiok.
I'll have to leave all this work over
yonder," nodding toward the capitol,
"and go down there to see them
44Why, right now there is an old
mocking bird sitting on the'.round
knobs at my front gate in Benth Caro*
lina that's been singing there since
supper' time. I repkon by ; now. be's
pretty sleepy, and is just fussing a
little before be goes to bed. "Why,
I'd rather hear that old fellow to
i night, my T'--and tba fiery joggler of
pitchforks was sailing buok in the
dream ship to magnolia scented Trent
ton, liotoniBg to tho sleepy good night
of a drosy mocking bird.
"Ho sits np late this time of tho
year to smell tho wistaria/^he said,
without coiaiog back from South Car
olina. "Ono year a big tree I had
was killed by Whe frost and I had to
trim ii down tb a stomp. On ono
side of this I planted a yellow climb
ing rose, and on the other wistaria.
The two bloom at tho same timo every
spring, and the air ie heavy with the
perfume. The old mocking bird sits
up tiil tho roses that haye bloomed
daring the day begin to wilt and then
he ?gets the fall ?OMS of the odor,
He's a sharp etd enep.
if Ak for women, ray mother w^ the
fiant woman ib?t e^er Uvadv Sh?
UDght mt when I waa a ?i?fe?e kid
to stick to the truth, and despise ?
He. Then I was still mighty youni
when 4this Oman1 came on the scete
8be toolt me io oh arge when, X wai
18, and I married- hop before'-X wai
21. -1 M?i? had lots of experlescei
witk go?i wnmeu^ I ought v> !ov<
Suddenly Senator Tiilman rc?cm
bored that he was Ulking for th? pub
Ho, and he ?ame to a practical altitud'
-; >.^Yon'll bave to'i?i^'r?^if?wwi
write imaginary debatea for them, in
moot oases bettor than they coul? do
for them Bei ve e. So yon jost go and
write ont s pretty interview, and I'll
say pretty near anything you like.
' *Don' fc yon go m e 3 a i pg into politics,
beoanse yon will bo BU re to get me
into trouble, and don't aoako me
any more 'rambunotiona* th&a you
have to, to make the public believe
yon have sean me at all, and yon can
make any kind of a rumpus you
"D?o't be toa bard on him," ad
ded Mrs. Tillman. "He does Ulk tv
good doa), bot he doesn't do much
. 'i You please remember some of
what Tve said tonight, and forget
some more, and I ought to bo able to
hold my head np alter this effusion of
yours comes out."
I tried to /remonstrate, to convince
bim that the publio was hot interested
in a fabrication of ' my brain, but the
idea of newspaper "fakirs" was too
well grounded in his' bead - to let him
boto ve me, and: bia parting inj unc
tion, "?oii't get me,' into; Srdublc.V,
waa given in a manner of one who is
abbeting a lorloro hops.-Ruth Halo,
in Baltimore Sno.
. Senate.* -Beveridge' waa discusping a
bill (long since defeated) that Beamed
to have been framed io protect dis
. ''Whenever I think of tUt billi"
he s&?u, "I ata reminded of a ?ertaio
rich man's valet,
.^.Tho talefe one morals we>nntfs$
lng 'his ' master's clothes. Ho intro
duoed inte? this procedure a startling
innovation. Jie made a careful
search of all the pookets.
"In tho pocket of . ^W??^?
Thennpon he toe* .out his
and said: ^ ^ t''; ^
,?tf^?l4a^ lafgo enough for th?
dollar to slip thr?n^t^^ppS
?he beat Three-Tooth Cultivator and Sid? Hariro^^9 ra
\The Handies are stroag?y attached to Frame aad t?W?
but ai ft ^?ow;Oit?t?t*tqr between , th? row? until mo:
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