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LAURENS, 8, C, Jan. 8, 1895.^
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''Old, yet ovor new, and simple and
beautiful ever," sings the poet, In
words which might well apply to
Ayer's Sarsaparille?the most efficient
and scientific blood-purifier ever of
fered to suffering humanity. Nothing
but superior merit keeps it so long at
KAUM 101 IK MI'il'.T,
They Resolve to Plant I*sa Cotton
and Ualso More Supplies.
Seventy-five or u hundred represen
tative farmers of this county mot in
the Court Houso to-day.
Capt. John Mooro was oleoted chair
man and Jared D. Sullivan, Esq. Sec
The purpose of the meeting was to
consider the condition of the Industry
and take measures to better It.
Resolutions were Introduced by-Hon.
Alox J. Smith and adopted, providing
for the appointment of a committee of
nine, one from each township, to con
fer with the fertilizer companies with
regard to terms and prices of fertili
sers. The committee is to obtain terms
for paying for fertilizers in money or
In cotton and to consider which is
most satisfactory. The committee
will report adjourned meeting to be
hold on the first Monday in February.
Mr. J. 8. Drummond . offerod resolu
tions that the cotton aeroago bo re
duced and that tho farmers plant more
corn, sorghum and such supplies and
After whioh the meoting adjourned
until the first Monday in February.
A First-Rate Magazine.
Girls who like to road about marrlago
?and what girl does not??should buy
a copy of the January Ladles Homo
Journal and read tho oxcollcnt marri
age article which Mrs. Burton Harri
son 1ms written undor tho title of
"Heigh Ho! for a Husband." Mrs.
Harrison does not resort to trite re
marks. She is fresh and vigorous in
her opinions. Eugene Field is not less
interesting in his charming narrativo
of "The Woman Who Most Influenced
Me," while Edward Bellamy sketches,
in his own way, what he hellevos a
"Christmas in the Year 2000" will bo
like. John Kendrlck Bangs Is do
licously funny in tolllug of a woman's
attempt to smoko a cigar. Frank O.
Small has a very happy paper which
will interest thousands of lovers of
magazine pictures. Ho tolls "How I
Make a Drawing," showing tho evolu
tion of amagazlno picture from its con
ception to its finish. Edward W. Bok
is unusually strong in his answers to a
lot of "Problems of Young Men,"
while Mr. Howolls gives the best in
stallment of his lltorary autobiography
which ho has yet written. "A Now
Evening's Entertainment" is very
clover, and will bo immensely popular
since it is easy and picturesque. Be
ginners of French.and Gorman will
welcome a whole page of capital sug
gestions on "Whon Studying French
and Gorman," by Profossors Isaacs and
Fortior. The author of tho Journal's
novel, "A Ministor of tho World," in
troduces her clever young clergyman
to New York's fashionable socioty, and
brings tho story at once to its most in
teresting point. Other artlclos there
are?some twenty odd of thom?all good
and wiso, making this issuo of tho
Journal ono of the most evenly inter
esting which the editors havo made. No
magazine is certainly better worth its
fn'ice of ten cents. The Curtis Pub
ishing Company, of Philadelphia, is
List of Letters
Remaining in the Post Office at Lau
rens, 8. C, unclaimed, for the week end
ing Jan. 7,1805:
B?Boasloy, Miss Bijjie; Benson, Mrs
C?Culbortson, J D.
D?Dannison. Rev H.
G?Garrott, T F.
P?Prince, Hugh H.
W?Woody, Wm; Williams, Miss
Any; Williams, J L.
pok thb werk ending DEC. 31, 1804.
A?Atcherson, James W.
B?Boyter, W W; Borix, Miss Mar
G?Glonn, Honry; Golden, Thos;
Garrette, L A; Glonn, Honry.
H?Hood, Thos; Hampton, Rev A J;
Hacker, Honry; Hugens, Miss Q.
P?Prince, H H.
R?Riddle, John H.
S?Schumport, Miss Mary E; Stokes,
Sam, col.; Sholl, Miss Mill tu.
W?Wilkank, Miss Olover.
Third-clasB Matter?J M & J W
Persons calling for any of above let
ters will please say, "They are adver
tised." T. B. Orrws, P. M.
NOW l i nil.
H. E. Gray, D. P. Goggans and C.
G. Anderson aro ready to sell you any
thing you may need in building mate
rial at lowest prices imaginable Call
and find out what you need and got
prices before buying.
H. E. GRAY & CO.
Jan. 7, 1804?3t.
The holes In your rubbor coat, ovor
shoos or syrlngo can bo ropairod by us
*,?g Rubber Cemont. Only 15 cents a
j bottle. Tho Laurens Drug Co.
Store Room tor Rent.?The room
now occupied by J. A. Armstrong for
ront for the year J805. Apply to
^ T. E. Todd.
Slatos, Slato Ponclls, Tablets, Com
position Books, Speech Books and Dia
logues?all kinds and prieos nt
The Laurens Drug Co.
To Rent?Tho largo storo room,
North Public Squaro, with capacious
collars and olovator, now occupied by
G. H. Boyd & Co. B. W. Ball.
Tho best anodyno and expectorant
for tho ouro of colchi, coughiv and all
throat, lung and bronchial troubles, is
undoubtedly, Ayer's Cherry Poetoral,
the only specific for colds and coughs
admitted on exhibition at tho Chicago
Notice is hereby given that tho firm
of Davis, Roper & Co., has boon dis
solved by mutual consent. All note
and accounts due said firm must bo
Eald or arranged at once bo that tho
usinosa can be settled up.
D. A. Davis,
C. H. Roi'Eit,
C. C. Featherstone.
Davis & Ilopor, the Famous Clothiers.
Davis & Roper have bought out Mr.
Featherstone and will cpntinuo tho
Famous Clothing, Hat and Shoe Storo
at same old stand where thoy will be
glad to welcome all their old custo
mers and now ones too with tho com
Kletest stock in the city. Wo will not
e undersold, with thanks to all our
patrons, wo wish to all a happy and
prosperous Now Year.
D. A. davis,
C. H. Ropkk,
What the Week Has Brought.
Adjutant and InspeotovGeneral John
Gary Watts is in the eity.
Mr. J no. Y. Carllngton will return to
Mrs. O. B. Mayor.ot Nowhorry, is
visiting in the city.
Mr. Tom Barrett will return to
Cashe's depot to-day.
Misses Lute Wright and Janio Fuller
have gone to Greenville.
Mrs. John Hubert son, of Clinton, is
visiting relatives in the eity.
Mrs. Nora Mills, of Rutherfordton,
N. C? is visiting the family of Dr. J.
Rev. David Todd- was with his
brother. Dr. T. E. Todd, during last
Miss Louise Fleming, of Greenwood,
is visiting her cousin, Miss Emmie
The King's Daughters will meet in
the Presbyterian Church on Friday af
ternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. Drako, of Port Jervis, N. Y.,
was last weok the guest of Mr. S. M.
Wilkos, of this city.
Mrs. J. D. Watts and Miss Nita
Frier80n left on yesterday for Balti
more where they will spend several
Mr. R. F. Fleming, a prominent citi
zen of our pushing neighbor, Green
wood, was in l,nur ens looking after
business interests last week.
Misses Sallio and Rosa Jerry, the in
teresting daughters of Mr. Joseph Jerry
have gono to Now York. We regret
to learn that they make that olfcy their
The city schools openod on yesterday
and between 8:30 and 9 A. M., tho
streets again are enlivoned by a gay
little crew going to five hours of work.
Misses Etta Latimer and Olivia
Hurts, students of tho Laurons Graded
School, spent their vacation in Honea
Path.? Honea Path Chronicle.
Misses. Sallie Watkins and Fay Hud
gens, two charming and accomplished
oung ladies from Laurens, spent the
olidays in Honoa Path.?Honea Path
Circular of Information, No. 2, 1804,
Clomson Agricultral College, is on our
table. It is a complete catalogue of
the Professors and students and shows
tho institution in a flourishing con
dition. Tho field of studios is wide
and comprehensive. Laurens has a
Mrs. L. J. Wharton, an aged lady of
this county and wife of W. N. Whar
ton, Esq., died at her homo near Bea
vordam on the 31st instant. She was
seventy years of ago and tho mother of
a largo family of children, among them
Col. J. H. Wharton, Clerk of tho Court,
of this county. Lhe was a devoted
Christian and member of the Baptist
church, her remains being deposited
in the cemotory at Beaverdam at
tended by a largo concourse of rela
tives and friends who sincerely mourn
tho loss of their devoted friend.
Big crowd in town yesterday and the
streets wore lively.
Land as a rule sold cheap but there
was some snappy bidding.
Tho sales were as follows:
by the clerk.
Ferguson & Feathorstono against
Bryson, 117 acres, $505 to J. H. Was
Hix again9t Hunter, 50 acres, $50 to
J. J. Pluss. There was a first mort
gage on this property.
Knight against Fuller, 40 acres, $155
to J. H. Wharton.
Woodson and Langston against
Forgy, 22x00 foot, containg frame storo
house, $105 to W. R. Riehoy.
Same case, 1 aero, $10 to W. C.
Gelzer M'f'g Co. against Martin, ono
engino and fixtures, $150 to W. R.
by tht-: judge of prorate.
Wharton against Enoreo Presby
tery?In settlement of ostate, 170 acres
$1101 to John Dagnal.
Huggins against Hugglns, 100 acres
to C. W. Hill for $070.
by the sheriff.
Evans against Evans, 210 acres, $825
to J. C. Owinga.
Robertson against Burgess, 303
acres, $2140 to J. M. Robertson.
Robertson against Goodgion, 170
acres, $2,000 to W. B. Goodgion.
Tho Pent-Ion Board for Laurens
county, will moot on Monday, Jan. 21st.
Thoso now drawing pensions need not
appear boforo the Board.
A. C. Fuller, Ch.
Tributes oi* Xtespect.
As it hath pleased the Great Master
abovo to remove from our fellowship
to that Mansion prepared for the good
and virtuous oar beloved Brother 11. L,
Boyd, may we emulate his virtues, and
strive by our good works and faith in
God to gain admission into that Lodge
above where all good Masons hope to
arrive. Therefore be it?
1st. Resolved, That in the death of
our beloved brother, II. L. Boyd, Pal
metto Lodge has lost one of her most
useful and devoted young members.
2d. That Masonry has lost one of its
most friendly and zealous advocates.
3d. That Patmotto Lodge extends to
the family of oar deceased brother their
4th. That a blank page be devoted to
his memory. That a copy of these res
olutions be sent to the family of the de
ceased. And that they be published in
the county papers.
Jas. A. Madden,
M. H. Fowlb
Wo offer Ono Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any caso of Catarrh that can
not bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Curo.
F. J. Cheney ?& Co., Props.,
Wo, tho undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 yoars, and
boliovo him porfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financially
ablo to carry out any obligation mado
by thoir firm.
West A Truax, Wholesalo Druggists,
Toledo, O.; Walding, Klnnan & Mar
vin, Wholosalo Druggists, Toledo. O.
Hall's Catarrh Curo Is takon inter
nally, acting directly upon tho blood
and mucous surfaces of tho system.
PPrico, 75c por bottlo. Sold by all
Druggists. Testimonials free.
See, the Prize Puzzle contest in un
other column. Work It out, bring in
your answer and before leaving look in
our window at tho choap pipes?lot of
samples. They wore bought cheap and
aro selling tho same way.
The Laurons Drug Co.
Wo now have plenty of Deeds, Mort
gages, Bills of Sale, Note and Mortgage
and any legal blank you need.
The Laurons Drug Oo.
COLUMBIA, 8. C I
January 5th, 1895. )
What about Reform this year? What
about Reform in farming for instance?
Or 1? there room for Reform in farm
ing? Is farming all right now? Does
it pay with cotton at five cents? I don't
know?never tried it but, believe that
it does ? pay,?one man,?out of every
thousand. Nine hundred and ninety
nine, most of them industrous follows,
are grawlng poorer and poorer at it
A gentleman from Edgefleld, every
thing comes out of Edgefleld in those
dismal days, has risen up and told of a
remedy. Bees are his remedy and an
"Italian Queen" is one of his indispen
sables. Be ad vises* a "Station Queen."
some hives and a thermometer, which,
after well shaking perhaps and then
taking, you get rich.
Over in Darlington the enterprising
farmer has turned his lands out to nox
ious weeds and is blossoming into a
Capitalist. In plain English ho is rais
ing tobacco. He has gone about it in
a business way and his eyes and oars
are open and he has observed and
studied and worked and now he under
stands tobacco as well as Col. Shaw or
Mr. Blalock understands cotton, or as
well as your loquacious chap, who
drives a skinny horse and a three
thousand year old buggy understands
how to talk life insurance. And that
Darlington citizen and dozons of his
follow citizens are raking in geld and
silver and paper dollars according as
thoir tastes incline. Tho News and
Courlor tells of ten acres, Mr. Chas.
S. McCollcwli's by tho way, on which
the doceif . f '!;Jttlo sum of $792 was
cleared lai "i m'?mark you, cleared.
Thirty-live s of cotton clear on 10
acres, kin&.v Jfink of that for a mi.' -
ute or ovon two minutes. Darlington
county will produce a couple of million
pounds of tobacco this yoar. And many
men In Darlington will sleep seronoly
and droam pleasant dreams as tho prlco
of cotton gooB bumping downwards to
Tho News and Courlor has gone over
heart and soul to the hog side of tho
question. You stick to hogs and tho bulls
and tho boars can't hurt you soeins to
be tho intelligent opinion of tho News
and Courior* "You can't mako a silk
pur8o out of a sow's ear" porhaps, but
if you raise big hogs and plenty of thom
you can have spare ribs and backbones
and a few silks and satins and gor
geous raiment too, may bo. Tho Nows
and Courior has writton somo vory in
teresting biographies of noted swine
and has really done valuablo sorvlco
in arousing tho people to an apprecia
tion of hog-raising. If you or any of
your neighbors had a pig of elephan
tine proportions this winter you should
inform tho Nows and Courier of Its
history so that other peonlo may profit
by your example And if you did not
havo such a pig buy a little one quick
and convert him into something im
mense during tho yoar. The hog ques
tion Is an Important ono and so long as
tho avorago man must eat moat ho
should raise bacon.
Nolthor bees, pigs or tobacco will
mako tho times less obdurate, but bees,
pigs and tobacco and two or throe
dozen hundred other things all of
which you easily can grow or control
on your farm will mako tho whole
world tako on a broad grin again. In
spite of all that may bo said hundreds
of farmors will go into cotton just as
deeply as over again this spring, but
after a while thoy will learn hotter.
It may take two or throe years of suf
fering yot, but people will not go on
repeating senseless errors forover and
Hore and thoro and almost overy
whoro tho epidemic of poverty prevails
and at tho beginning of this now year
tho whole country is having an ox
tromoly bad spoil. Still hopo is plen
tiful and strong as over and even inoro
elastic than usual. South Carolinians
never starvo so far as I am informed
and when anothor Christmas comes
it may bo that tho dollar crop will bo
abundant. Anyhow, wo've got to hurry
and hustlo and snvo this spring and
summer and fall and while wo aro at
it time for thinking on our woes and
disappointments will luckily bo scarce.
The farmers by tho way aro taking
too little intorost in politics. Porhaps
tho remark sounds funny, but, no mat
ter, it's a fact. Time was not so long
ago when it was proclaimed that tho
far nun's, ignorant of thoir strength,
slumbered while a fow lawyers man
aged all tho affairs of tho state. It
was true in part, or porhaps it is more
accurate to say that it was not wholly
untrue. And now something like the
samo condition is about to come upon
thom again. Not that tho farmors aro
slumborlng,?by no means. On the
contrary thoy appear to be wonder
fully actlvo and aggressive In politics.
But aro thoir oyos open? Do thoy see?
Do thov for an instant suspect that tho
"lawyors" aro in tho saddle again?
That tho lawyors, smart, keen, clover
chaps with funds of affability, and sleek
as some old lady's cat havo captured
tho Reform movement? It's a fact
whether my statement Is believed or
not. Tho house of representatives
which mot last month, for tho influence
it had in legislation had just as well
havo not come together at all. If it
did anything, if It enacted a bill to re
quire tho railroads to furnish separate
cars for whites and blacks, If It re
duced salaries, why the Sonate without
a word of debate buried out of sight Its
puny offorts to mako laws. And tho
Senate wasdlctated to by four lawyors,
gonteel, sweetish, oily coons thoy wore,
and with two or three oxcontions tho
plain old farmors with hoods full of
common sonso, but slow to catch on,
had nothing to say and would not havo
been listoncd to if thoy had tried to
speak. Tho journals of tho Sonnto and
Houpo will prove what I say. Pour
lawyors wore complete masters and
bosses of the situation.
As to the eloctlon for dologates to
the constitutional question, one thing
is certain. Unless tho factions are
willing to compromise tho warmest
campaign of years is ahoad of us. A
campaign which will do inostimablo
harm to tho Stato and at the end leave
her pooror and more holpless than sho
is. It Is far from cortain which side
would win. Possibly tho fact that a
now and gonoral registration of all
voters Is to bo permitted would give
the Conservatives tho advantago?somo
think a vast advantago.
W. W. Ball.
Christmas passod off with its usual
pleasantries and toasts, nothing oc
curlng to mar tho joy and soronity of
Wo'vo had somo gonuine winter
weather for tho past wook.
Mr. Kohl. Koddon, an industrious
young farmer and Miss Susie, tho
lovoly daughtor of Mr.-and Mrs. Wm.
Traynham, woro married at tho rosl
denco of tho bride's paronts this ovo.
(Jan. 2nd) tho Rov. Joe A. Martin, of
Mr. Cullon Boyd, who loft horo six
teen yoars ago to sook his fortuno in
the I .ime Star Stato, is on a month's
visit to his vonorablo paronts, Mr. and
Mrs. Sanford Boyd.
Mr. Posoy Davis, of Char lotto, N. C,
recent ly vidled rolativos and friends
in this section, whom no had not soon
for a number of yoars.
Miss Lizzie Pitts, ono of our most
charming young ladios, and hor
brother. Mills, aro on an oxtondod
visit to kinsfolk at Lavonla, Ga.
Miss Mat tie Med lock, an accom
plished young lady of your town, is
spending somo time with hor mothor
and other relatives.
Tho peoplo continue to flock to tho
factories, several families having loft
this section tho past weok.
Upon entering the new yoar wo be
spoak for the Advertiser and all its
readers u prosperous and happy twolve
Departed this Ufa at his residence in
Laurens County, 8. C, Dec. 20th, 1894.
after a protracted illness of some months,
Robert Franks, who was born May 14,
1803, therefore being at his death 80
years, 7 months and 6 days of age.
Though feeble from age and prolonged
sickness, Mr. Franks was somewhr. con
valescent when attempting to walk out
in his yard he fell and fractured his right
thigh, from the shock of which he died
in a few days.
Those who knew the deceased best, do
not hesitate in saying "He was an hon
est good citizen, an affectionate father
and husband, and a kind neighbor."
He leaves a wife, three sons, and
three daughters, one brother and four
Bisters, (one of whom is now in her 93d
year) to mourn their loss.
May the grace of God comfort them.
Mr. Franks has been some 60 years a
member of the church, and died in full
faith of a glorious immortality.
He was buried at Rocky Sptings Pres
byterian Church, after a snort service
by his pastor, the Rev. N. B. Clarkson,
assisted by the Rev. D. Mahon, Pastor
of the Baptist Church. The Masons, of
which Order he was a member, took the
body to the grave and with their beauti
ful ceremony, laid it in its lost resting
place, in tho presence of a large con
Peace to his asheB.
On the 4th of Oct. 1894, an Angel en
tered the home of Mr. and Mrs. W?bs
Madden, kissed their oldest and much
loved sou, Rufus and he slept to awaken
in his Heavenly Home.
Among the many bright-eyed children,
who greeted us, on our entrance into
old Lisbon school house, as teacher, was
little Rufus Madden. By his quick
bright ways and affectionate disposition,
ho soon won a warm place in the hearts
of pupils and teacher.
Ilia little classmates and playmates
will sadly miss him in the Rchool room
and on tho playground. To them his
death will make plain the words "Be
ye also ready." It is with a sorrowful
heart that his teacher realizes that Ru
fus is the Orst of her band who has en
tered tho Great Beyond.
H is place can never be filled in the
homo circle, hia mother's heart is nearly
broken, but her grief is tempered by
tho Bweet bright thought that her loved
child is, "Safe in tho arms of Jobus."
Madden, S. C, Dec. 27, 1894.
Tho Now Year
Finds Hood's Sarsaparilla leading
everything In tho way of medicines in
three Important particulars, namely:
Hood's Sarsaparilla has
1. Tho largest salo iu tho world. It
2. Tho greatest euros in tho world.
3. The largest Laboratory in tho
What more can be said? Hood's
Sarsaparilla lias merit; is peculiar to
Itself, and most of all, Hood's Sarsa
parilla cures. If you aro sick, It Is tho
medicine for you to take.
Head and Ponder.
Oil and Fertilizer Co will give 1 pound
of meal for two pounds of seed, in car
load lots. Will pay all freight.
Soe below what tho Georgia experi
mental station says:
Colonel It. J. Redding, Director experimen
Dear Sir:?What is the value of 2,000
pounds of cotton seed meal as a fertilizer
compared with 2.000 pounds of tho raw seed
With hull on? We would be pleased if you
would give the value of each portion of the
Price meal $17 per ton.
Price cotton seed $8 per ton.
Prico acid phos. if 13 per ton.
Price kainit $14 pur ton.
Please reply as early as possible.
Yours truly. * * *
In round numbers 880 pounds of cotton
seed meal are equal, in relative commer
cial value, to 2,000 pounds of whole cotton
seed. If we value phosphoric acid at f> cents
a pound, potash at 5 cents a pound and.ni
trogen at 15 cents per pouud, and assume
that the acid phosphate contaius 1 per cent
of available phosphoric acid, and kainit 1}4
per cent of potash, then the commercial
value of the four articles named per ton
would bo as follows:
Cotton sood meal, per ton.$20; cotton seed
(whole) per ton, fll; Acid phosphate (1
per cent) a ton $10. Kainit per ton $12.50
It should be noted particularly that tho
above table assumes that the cotton soed
meal, acid phosphate and kainit are all
high grade, i. e., the first containing not
less than 7 per cent of nitrogen, tho second
not less than 1 per cent of available, and
tho third not less than 12!^ per cent of pot
ash. It must be romcmbercd also that tho
relation of 8S0 pounds of meal to 2,000
pounds of whole seed is based on the com
mercial vaiuo of the three elements, phos
phoric acid, potash and nitrogon, when
sold in tho form of icrtili/.ors. Tho value
of ono ton of each of tho materials given
in the table are about what the farmer can
afford to pay (cash) for thom.
It may be also remarked that tho supo
rior mechanical condition of cotton seed
meal compared with cotton seed, is also an
advantage well worth considering; so that
a less amount than 880 pounds would be
equal to a ton of seed. Yery truly
lt. J. Redding,
Plenty of planters1 contracts, titles
and mortgages and trial justlco's
blanks at tho Laurons Drug Co.
Notico is hereby given that returns
of all personal property must bo mado
to tho city clerk by tho 25th of January.
Blank returns are now mado and can
be had by calling at tho city clork's
All persons failing to make thoir re
turns by that time, tho usual penalty
By order of tho Mayor.
L. G. Balle, C. and T.
Statement of tho Condition
People's Loan and Exchange Bank
or Ijaurens, S. C, UIoso of Business
Dee. ?1st., 18U1.
Loans and Discounts,.$1111,402.18
Stocksand Bonds. 21,205.18
Chock and cash Items, . 1,312.91
Real Estate, P. and F. ?1,100.00
Expenses and TaxosPaid,.. 1,807.95
Due from Banks,. 61,606.38
Cash on Hand,. 30,946.40
Undivided Profits,. 36,930.95
Dividends Unpaid,. I,12K.OO
Cashior's Chock,. 1,200.00
Duo to Banks and Hankers,.. 2,700.91
STATE op SOUTH CAROLINA, )
County op Laukens, i
1, W. A. Watts, Cashier of tho above
named Hank,do solemnly swear that tho
foregoing statoment is true to tho best
of my knowledge and belief.
W. A. WATTS,
Sworn to and subscribed boforo me
this 3d day of Jan. I'M.
J. W. Todd,
n. p. s. 0.
W. L. Guay, )
J. H. Sullivan, [? Directors.
A. H. Martin, )
HIMMir ?Hilfe II MB
B. Y. CULBKBTBON, Editor.
All communications for this column
should be sent to B. Y. Oulbertson,
Madden, 8. C.
Saturday, the 5th inst., is the
day for the meeting of the Teach
ers' Association, and as it is the
first meeting of the year all teach
ers and trustees should attend. Wc
expect new life to be enthused into
the school system during the next
term of the school year. We be
lieve our present School Commis
sioner and his efficient Board will
expect every one connected in any
way with the schools to do his
We find that it is the duty of the
State Board of Examiners to enter
into an agreement with the pub
lishers of the books prescribed for
the use of the free public schools,
fixing the price above which the
books shall not be retailed during
the time of prescription, and to re-!
quire the publishers to place the
books where they can be obtained
without delay, and exact a bond of
five thousand dollars of the pnblish
ers conditioned for the faithful per
formance of the agreement. Now,
it would seem if the above is law,
the State Board of Examiners, if
they have been informed of the ex
tortionary prices charged for the
prescribed books, must be derelict
in duty not to have this matter ad
justed at once." There is a wrong
somewhere or Laurens people
would not bo forced to pay such
enormously high prices for books,
and we hope the teachers, the trus
tees and the people will continue to
press the book question until books
are bought at prices commensurate
with five cents cotton.
NORMAL COURSE ?ARITHMETIC.
ist. What is the difference in
time between the cities of Washing
ton and Laurens ?
2d. A box 16 inches long, 12
inches high contains how much?
3d. What three numbers are con
sidered in percentage?
4th. Give the three cases of per
centage and the formula for each.
5th. What is simple interest?
6th. What is compound interest?
7th. What is annual interest?
8th. Describe a short metljod for
working interest at six per cent.
9th. Find the simple, compound
and annual interest on $100 for four
years at six per cent.
AN URGENT REQUEST.
Since taking the position as edi
tor of this column we have urged
the teachers to attend the Teachers'
Association and contribute to this
column. But wc find that there
are several who still stand aloaf.?
Why this is we cannot tell. Now,
wc do not believe that we have any
teachers in this county that think
they know it all, or that are un
willing to help others in gaining in
struction, or in building up the
educational interest of our county.
So now, teachers, come to our as
sociation and let us organize thor
oughly, that we may learn some
thing, and also be a benefit to oth
ers. To advance the educational
interest is not only a benefit to us
but to everybody. The teacher is
looked upon as the leader in these
things; and how can we pull to
gether unless we are harnessed to
gether? We desire every teacher
in the county to write a piece for
the teachers' column. Don't Tflgut
lor us to single you out and ask
you privately to help us, but send
on your questions, plans, reports or
anything that would help us, and
let us at least know that you still
ist. What do you understand by
succession of tenses?
2d. Mention the four styles of
3d. Which of these four expres
sions of the passive formation arc
correct? (a) The house is built.?
(b) The house is being built, (c)
The house is building, (d) The
house is" a building.
\th. In which two tenses can
you use the defective verb "ought"?
5th. How do you Darsc "It rains",
"Methinks I hear a sound", "I
will drown, nobody shall help me"?
Correct and give the proper uses
of "will" and "shall".
6th. Is it proper for a pupil to
address his teacher thus: "Can I be
7th. Why do verbs have person
8th. "He went, as it were, on
wings". How do you dispose of
"as it were" ?
9th. Do you teach grammar prac
tically or theoretically?
10th. What estimate do you
place on diagramming?
The undorslgned would ropoetfully
inform tho pooplo of Laurons County
and surrounding country thati ho has
aecopted tho agency for tho salo of all
kinds of Machinery such as Engines,
Boilers, Gins, Focdors, Condensers,
I'owors and Hand Prossos, Thrashors,
Cano Mills, Saw Mills, Bolting, and in
fact any and all kinds, of Machinory
and fixtures noeded, and is proparod to
1111 all ordors at short notice at lowest
prices, taking tho quality of tho Ma
chinory into consideration. You will
find it to your intorost to soo mo boforo
?f?f (Jinn repairing a specialty.
J. J. PLUSS.
I Laurons, S. C, July 30, 1804?tf
Where Should all Bargain Seekers Go
W. A. JAMIESON'S
Cl^eajo Cast) Stofe.
I must raise certain amount of CASH in the next TEN (10) DAYS, and in order to raise thenmouut
of cash needed, I offer unheard Bargains in every Department. I have not room in this space to mention
prices. Come and see the Big Reduction in Dress "Goods. My prices are lower than 5 cits, cotton. See
prices on all Wool Flannel. If you need any Jeans see my all wool home made Jeans before buyi
CXiOAKSj See my Cloaks and prices before buying. (JJjQ^J^^J
I am closing out every thing in Millinery Department. If you need hat or Bonnctt sec my prices he
My Store is the Shoe House for Laurens County. My Shoe trade this Fall has been tar bcyoml 111
expectation. Why have I had a large Shoe trade? Because I have sold good Shoes Cheap. My pikes on
Shoes are so low that farmers who sell cotton at 5 cents arc able to buy good Shoes from inc. Seventy-live
cents will buy a good solid Shoe for men at my store. Seventy-two cents will buy a neat button shoe for
ladies at my store. School shoes for children. Come to me for real good shoe for Boys. Misses and Children
cheap. My motto is never to be undersold. As above stated I need the cash, and in order to raise certain
amount of cash in next ten days I will make unheard of low prices in every department. Conic sec me and
"W". -A.. Jamieson,
Louder of Low Prices
THE Auditor's Office will bo open
from the 1st day of January to the 20th
day of February, 1895, to receive returns
of Personal Property for taxation in Lau
reiis County. For the convenience of
taxpayers the Auditor will attend at tho
following place? to receive returns for
Jacks Township, Dr. F. M. Setzler's,
Monday, January 14th, from 10 a m to
2 p m.
Jacks Township, Rcnno, Tuesday,
.January 15th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, Clinton, Wednes
day, JanuarylOth, from 10 a in to 2 p m.
Hunter Town?hip, Milton, Thursday,
January 17th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Cross Hill Township, Spring Grove
Friday, January 18th, from 10 a m to 2
Cross Hill Township, Cross Hill, Sat
urday, January 19th, from 10 a m to 2
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Mon
day, January 21st, from 10 a in to 2 n m.
Waterloo Towhohip, Moore's, Tues
day, January 22d, from 10 a m 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Mt. Gallaghor,
Wednesday, January 23d, from 10 a m
to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Jirewerton, Thurs
day, January 24th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Princoton, Friday,
January 25th, from 9 a m to 12 m.
Sullivan Township. Tumbling Shoals,
Friday, January 25th, from 1 p m to 4
Dial Township, Luther Owcns's, Sat
urday, January 26tb, from 9 a m to 12 m.
Dial Township, D. D. Harris's, Mon
day, January 28th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Dial Township, V. A. White's, Tues
day, January 29th, from f0 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Parson's Store,
Wednesday, January UOth, from 10 a m
to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Young's Store,
Thursday, January 31 et, from 10 a m
to 2 p m.
Young's Townsliip, Pleasant Mound,
Friday, February 1st, from 9 a m to
Young's Townsdip, Lanford Station,
Friday, Feb. 1st, from 2 p ni to 4 p m.
Scullletown T o w n s h i p, Tylcrsville,
Saturday, February 2d, from 10 a m to 2
Real Property ia not returned this
It will save much time to taxpayers,
and a!po greatly facilitate tho work of
the Asse&tor, if every person, before
leaving home, wid mako out a complete
list of every item of personal property,
in tho following order: Horses, cattle,
mules, sheep and goats, hogs, watches,
organ and pianos, buggies, wagons and
carriages, dogs, merchandise, machinery
and engines, moneys, notes and accounts
above indebtedness. All other property
It is always required that the Auditor
get tho first given name of the taxpayer
Under tho head of place of residence
on tax return give tho township.
All male citizens, between the ages of
twonty-ono and fifty years, on the 1st
day of January. 1895, except those who
are incapable of earning a support from
being maimed or from other causes, aro
deemed taxable polls.
And every taxpayer is required to give
tho number of their School district.
After the 20th day of February noxt
fifty per cent, penalty will bo attached
for failures to make returns.
In every community there are persons
who cannot read, or that do not take a
newspaper. Those more fortunate may
do such persons a great favor by telling
them of the time to mako returns, or by
roturning for them.
Tho assessing and collecting taxes is
all done now in tho same year, and we
have to aggregate tho numbor and value
of all horses, mules, cattlo and other
pieces of personalty, as woll as the acres
of land, lots and buildings, and their
value, that there is in tho County, and
and havo tho same on filo in tho Comp
troller General's Offico by the 30th day
of Juno of each year; and from that time
to tho 1st day of October tho Auditor
and Treasurer's duplicoto have to ho
completed, and an abstract of tho work
in the Comptroller's Office by that time,
which will show at a glance, that the
Auditor has no titno to tako returns or
anything elso much between tho 1st day
of Marcli and the 1st day of October but
work on the hooka and the blanks.
Wo hopo, therefore, that all taxpayers
will mnko their returns in time.
0. G. THOMPSON,
TO TOWNSHIP COMMISSIONERS OF
You will pleaBC meet me nt Laurens
C. IL, on Wednesday 16th inst. at 11
o'clock without fail, to organize said
board of Commissioaefs.
R. P. ADAIR,
Jan 3, 1805?8?2t.
Owing lo the times and the fact that all fine Woolen Goods
will be cheaper next lall we now oiler everything in Men's suits
from $750 up.
Now is your time to secure a nice suit for a little money
150 Pairs Odd Pants
At 7Sets on
1OO Boy's Knee Pants
At If Sets 011 the Ji$oiiu&&\
300 Pairs Shoes
At y Sets oit
These arc odd Goods, one and two of a kind, and we must get ii'
of them now.
We have the largest assortment of
in Laurcns, and you can lind what you want: Regulars, Stovts,
Slims, Sacks, Frocks, Prince Alberts. All grades, All colors,
fflUT See what you can do.
The Famous Clothing, Hat and Shoe ? lo\%
*J"vK- in Scripture Guise.
the FoolisJt? Wonqtai^
Saycth in her heart there is no such thing as n t ar I
all such advertised are but a snare and a delusion l< tho
feet of the unwary.
Knoweth better! She disccrncth the SHEKP from ?
GOATS, and undcrstandcth that not all ndvcrliscmci
arc fakes. She scanneth the Advertiser, and when
announcement appears from j. ?. t'. Fk^niino ?>
Store she makes haste to avail herself of Jtlic Bai'
We have reduced the price on a great many of our Goods |<
cent, which means a Gingham that is worth 10 cents per yard v.
now selling for 6 cents, and many other such bargains thai our
will not allow us to mention. This seems strange but 'tis coltl fact
ing us in the face that we have by far too many Goods for the mo
the country?they must and shall ^o if unheard of
will bo any inducement for you to spend your money with us.
is bclciving, don't take our word for this but come und have yq
opened to the truth that wc mean business.
Any one wanting a first class Machine will save big
calling to sec our Machines and consult our prices before Inj
have the New Home and Union which sell themselves. Tin
recommendation. Can supply any broken pcice for
J. O.C. FLEMING &/?