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"Thanksgiving" is the
REAL GOOD WORK.
To Be Published in Next
Teachers are Asked to Send Numes of
Writers of Host Compositions?
The 'composition judge awards the
prize for children h jtwoen 12 and 14 to
the writer of the composition entitled
Thanksgiving, a pup'1 of the Princeton
school, of whloh Mr. 0. L. Moseley is
The next prize of one dollar Is open
to all children under 10 yoars old.
This gives the renl little children a
?Tho Thanksgiving composition is
written in'a ueat, good hand and tho
grammar, capitals and punctuation are
generally correct. The chief merit of
the composition, as compared with
others, is its original thought.
Compositions were sent in as follows:
Ono from Princeton, ono from Ml9B
Martfn's school at llaploy, ono from
Mlas GenaHonry's school at Mt. Olive,
two from Mrs. McSwaln's classos in
the Cross Hill School aud two from
Miss Maud Tillman's grade (tho Fifth)
of the Liaurens City Schools.
It has boen easy enough to pick the
winner in this contest. The Pilgrims
from Miss Tillman's school, Cotton and
Iceland from Mrs. Mt-Swain'a and the
Discovery of America from Mies Mar
tin's are all qulto creditable; about
. equally so. Itislntonded to publish all
these and the winner's, provided the
names of tho writers are sent in, next
wees:. Tho names should be pent
promptly. Nono would be published
. that was not regarded as worthy, and
It Is due tho children that they receive
public credit for what they have dono.
So teachors will pleaso send the names.
The conditions for tho next contest are
printed in another part of this paper.
NEWS AT GRAY COURT.
To Be a Trained Buirs?-Hunters Bavo
Miss Matllida Span who has been
visiting her sister hero returned last
Saturday to Atlanta, whero she is stay
ing in a hospital preparing hoiself for
a trained nurse and from which institu
tion she will receive her diploma next
Mrs. Span of Henderson, N. C. la
hero visiting hor daughter; Mrs. A. Q.
Mrs. Bollo Wright Jone9, director of
music in the Graycourt-Owings Inst
itute, will give a public entortalnmerit
on tho 23rd inst. Those who attend
may expect a raro treat.
Tho masons are going to have an
oyster stew at their regular communi
cation on tho 27th inst.
Capt. C. B. Brooks has returned from
a short visit to his daughter, Mrs. C.
O. Whltsides of Klborton, Ga. He en
joyed bis visit very much.
J. D. W. Watts and Albert Teague,
and also J. T. Garrctt and James Todd
were here last week to hunt with Dr.
A. J. Christopher. They burned lots of
powder and I think were fairly suc
cessful in bigging the feathered tribe.
Miss May Willis and Tally Arm
strong who have had attacks of pneu
monia are better now.
Mr. S. D. Garrison who Is clerking
for J. W. Williams & Co. of Pelzer was
home on a short visit last Sunday.
I don't like to make predictions or
?to tell tales out of schools, but from
the signs of the times think that we
will have some weddings to report in
the near future. D.
The next regular meeting of tho
Leosville Alliance will bo held at Oak
Grove Sohoolhouse Friday, December
26th at 2 o'clock p. m. Let all the
members be presont as wo have several
candidates to initiate.
B. F. Godkbby,
Fewer Gallons; Wears Longer.
THE County Treasurer's Books will
bo open for collection of State, County
and Commutation Iioad Taxes for fiscal
year 1901 at tho Treasurer's Oilier, from
Ootobor 16th to December 31, 1902.
AH persons owning property or paying
taxes for others in moro than ono Town
ship aro requested to call for reocipts in
each* township in which they live. This
is important, as additional cost and pen
alty may not be attached. Prompt at
tention will be given thoso who wish to
pay their taxes through the mail by
checks, money orders, clo. Persons
sending in lists of names to be taken off,
aro uroqd to send in early as tho Treas
urer iriWf.ry busy during the month of
i Dcccnfjer. \
\ Tno Tax Lpv^is as follows:
Laurens .Special >&ohool. 3) mills
Fountain Ion Spekal School.. 4 ",
Grayoourt Specianfifchool.... 2 "
Waterloo Special Sokool. 2 ?
Cross Hill Special Sondol.. .. 3 ?
Mountvillo Special 8cho6P\.. 2J "
Clinton Spcoial Sohool.. .'\t.. 1 11
..Ordinary Tax.\U "
VlkA U-able-bodied roalo citizens bctwocn
t Wagon of 21 and GO ars aro liable to
pay a poll tax of $1.00, except old sol
diers, who aro oxcrapt at 50 years of
age. Commutation Ji-jftd Tax $1.00, in
lieu of forking tho public, roads, to bo
paid at the time, as stated above!
Come e&rly and avoid tho rush. It is
said there will be no extension this time.
J. H. COPdLAND,
Liurens, 8. O^Oot. 3, 1902?Id.
nib /) 11? Kind You Hire A!wars Boorit
JUST A WORD.
The Opportunity (or new subscribers
to get The Advertisers free, or the
Twice A Week News aod Courier free,
is still open.
The News and Courior will print all
the legislative proceeding) In detail.
The new subscribers to The Adver
TlSBB will got this for nothing, for
The News and Courier, twice a week,
costs a dollar a year.
The Advertiser costs a dollar a
year. You save the price of one.
Tnis offer, both for a dollar, oannot
be kept open very long, it will not bo
repeated next winter.
Tiik Advertiser's sole purpose Is
to mako a large and quick increase to
Its list of subscribers. 1 hat is why
this unusual offer Is made. Of course
it can only be temporary. We could
not afford these prices eqcept for a
Therefore, if you want to take ad
vantage of it, you must act quick.
THK PRIDE OF HEROES.
Many soldiers in the late war wrote
to say that for Scratches, Bruises,
Wounds, Cuts, Corns, Sore Feet and
Stiff Joints, Uucklon's Arnica Salvo is
the best in the world, Same for Burns,
Scalds, Bolls, Ulcers, Skin Eruptions
and Piles. It cures or no pay.. Only 25
cents at Laurena Drug Co. and Pal
metto Drug Co.
O ASTORIA .
Bears tho Kind You Have Always Bought
Tho Auditor's Office will be open
from the 1st day of January to the 20th
day of February, 1903, to receive re
turns of Real Estate and Personal
proporty for taxation in Laurens
For the convenience of Taxpayers
the Auditor will attend the following
named places to receive returns for
said year to wit:
Jacks Towoship, Dr. F. M. Setzler's,
January 6th from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Jacks Township,Renno, January 0th,
from 10 a m to 2 pm.
Hunter Township, Clinton, January
'7th, from 10 a in to 2 p m.
Hunter Township, residence of Duck
Young, January 8th, from 10 a m to 2
Cross Hill Township, Spring Grove,
January 0th, from 10 a m lo 2 p m.
Cross Hill Township, Cross Hill, Jan
uary 10th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Waterloo Township, Waterloo, Jan
uary 12th, from 10 a m to 2 p in.
Waterloo Township, Ekom, January
13th, from 10 a m to iO p m. ' '
Waterloo Township, Mt. 6allagher,
January 14th, from 10 a m to'2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Brewerton,' Jan
uary 16th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Sullivan Township, Princeton, Jan
uary lOih, from 9 a m to 12 m.
Sullivan Township, Tumbling Shoals
Januury Kith from 1 p m to 4 p m.
Dial Township, Abner Babb's, Janu
ary 17th from ? a m to 12 m.
Dial Township, D. D. Harris,? Janu
ary 10th, from 10 a m to 4 p m.
Dial Township, V. A. White's, Janu
ary 20th, from 10 a in to 2 p in.
Young's Township, Cook's Store,
January 21st, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Young's Store,
January 22d, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
Young's Township, Pleasant Mound,
January 23rd, from 0 a m to 12 m.
Young's Township, Lanford Station,
January 23rd, from 2 to 4 p m.
Scoflletown Township, Tylersville,
January 25th, from 10 a m to 2 p m.
It will save much time to taxpayers,
also greatly facilitate the work of the
Assessor, if every person before leav
ing home will make out a complete list
of every Item of personal property In
tho following order: Horses, cattle,
mules, shoep8 and goats, hogs, organs
and pianos, watches, wagons and car
riages, dogs, merchandise, machinery
and engines, moneys, notes and ac
counts above indebtedness and all oth
er property, inoiudlng household."
It is always required that the Audi
tor get the first given name of the tax
payer in full.
Under the head of place of residence
on tax return, give the township.
All ma'o citizons betwten the ages of
twenty-one and sixty years, on the
1st of January,'except those who are
incapable of earning a support from
being maimed, or from other causes
are deemed taxable polls, Confederate
And a'.l tax-payers are required to
give number of their school district.
They are also requested to state wheth
er the property is situated in town or
After the 20th day of February next
fifty per cent, penalty will be atttached
for failures to make returns.
In every community there are per
sons who cannot read or that do not
tako a newspaper. Those more fortu
nate may do such persons a great favor
by teLing them of the time to make re
turns or by returning for them.
The assessing and colle cting taxes is
done in the same year, and we have to
aggregate the number and value of all
horses, mules, cattle, and other pieces
of personal property as well as the
acres of land, lots and buildings and
their value that there are in this
country, and hav?^the same on file in
the Comptroller General's office by the
30th of June of each voar, and from
that time to tho first day of October
tho Auditor's and Treasurer's duplicate
have to be completed and an abstract
of tho work in the Comptroller Gen
eral's office by that time, which will
show at a glance that the Auditor has
no time to take returns, or anything
else much, between the 1st of October,
but work on the books and tbe blanks.
We hopo, ihevefore, that all taxpayers
will make their returns in time.
W. L. FERGU80N,
Dec. 0th, 1002 ?tf._
Ten Cents Cotton.
We are prepared to take care of a
quantity of cotton oa storage and ad
vance monoy on spine. Now is the
time to store your cotton for a profit.
Don't soil too fast, or it will give out
J. Wade Anderson,
0m President and Manager.
J. N. LEAK,
Offers his services to the peo
ple of I /aureus County. .
Address : Gray Court, S. O.
Loans on Real Estate
For a series of years at 8 per cent;
straight Interest; negotiated. Basis,
what land is aesoesed for taxation.?
Call on? w
Ferguson A Fkatheustonk.
CASH BARGAIN ST?RE
And see what a little CASH will
buy to make the Children happy
Old Santa has just unloaded here and we have them for every
Child. Come and sec.
Now look what we have for
grown people and children to eat:
Oranges, Apples, Raisins and Bananas,
English Walnuts,^..18 oerrts per lb.
Almonds, -the best,, 18
Filberts, -the best,.15
Pecans, Just, off -the bush, 15
J. L. HOPKINS,
LAURENS, S. C.
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The progressive step marks her pathway,with steady move
ment is fast coming to the front. Daring this week's festivities
many special attractions will be displayed.
W. G. Wilson <& Co. will offer during the week Special
Dress Goods, Blankets
and Ladies' Jackets.
Decided Bargains will easily be detected here by those wVlo
are thoroughly familiar with present market values. Th-Q^-e cut
prices are for this week only at?
W. G. Wilson & Co.
H. B. GRAY.
J. G. SHEALY
Gray & Shealy.
ought to interest '[the- man
whosa roof has a hole in it.
Also the man who has no tool,
but intends to build one: Our
Long Leaf unbled Pine Shin
gles are the best offered iu
this city. Made from a fine
grade wood and right in every
And these figures ought to prove
that prices are right, too.
Gray & Sfjealy.
The best on the market!
For sale at
Laurens S. C.
R. P. riilam & Co.
We offer to our Farmers the chance to buy
goods, especially Groceries, at?
.We sell all Supplies, the best kinds, at.
and make your dollars go furthest by trading here. Try us and
see for yourselves.
Our Undertaker's Stock is Complete. We carry a wei
selected stock of everything from
the cheapest Coffin to the best Me
lalic Cases ; in cloth goods we carry
the best?among them embossed
white plush goods ; also black, full
? draped in cloth. A First-class Hearse
when Wanted. We can furnish white
or black horses when desired. At
night or Sunday 'Phone R. P. Milam's residence or call on J. Mills
Hunter at J. A. Copeland's residence. ^
J It. P. MiLAM & ?0.
Every man, woman and child should attend the Big Fall Street Fair and
Carnival to be held December 15th to 20th, and when you get here,
get right into the push and follow the crowds to THE HUB
Where the Greatest, Carnival of Bargains ever held is this city is in Full Blast. The End of the
Season is approaching and our big Stock of Merchandise must be turned into CASH;
and while you want the goods is the time to move them. We are determined
to sell the Goods, and you are determined to buy them where your
Money goes' the farthest, so let us pull together.
Tell'your friends and let them get into line.
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Every yard of Dress Goods goes on our counter at 25
to 33 per cent reduction. Picking bargains will be easy.
Street and Dress Hats of every description must be
cleaned out at some price. Our policy is to Carry over
nothing in'this department.
Big lot Boy's School Suits to go at actual cost.
Suits from 50 cents to $3.68.
No excuse for your boy to wear an old suit now.
MISSES AND CHILDREN'S SHOES.
The biggest values in the city in Misses and Child
ren's Shoes. See them and you will be convinced.
Men's High Cut Bfogans worth $1.25 at 98 cts.
Men's High Cut Brogans worth #1.50 at ft. 25
OUR ENTIRE STOCK
of Staple Dry Goods comes under the knife. Outings,
Canton Flannels, Towels, Table Linens, Quilts and
White Bed Spreads at 73 cts., worth $1.00; White
Bed Spreads (large size) at 98 cts., worth #1.25 5 Bed
Sheeting 8i x 90 inch at 48 cts., worth 65 cts.
Every pair of shoes in the house to go at quick mov
Ladies'Shoes worth $2.50 at $1.98; Ladies' Shoes
worth #2.25 at #1.75 ; Ladies' Shoes worth $1.25 at 98 cts.
Winter is a little behind lime, but it is here.
Lot North Carolin;? Wool Blankets to go at a sacri
fice. These blankets have more worth to the square inch
than any other blanket on the market.
Blankets worth $4.00 at $2. 98.
Blankets worth $6. 50 at $4. 98.
Lot Cotton Blankets at any old price.
Join the big Procession and march Straight
For our store where you are cordially invited to make headquarters not only
when you visit the Carnival, but at all other times.
in Holiday Goods. Note
these gifts,your may need
some help in your selec
tion of gifts and some of
these may suggest some
thing for. you or may
For the Men
Book Cases, etc.
For the Ladies
The Latest and Best
Styles Here Always.
The poor man as well as the rich man enjoys a
comfortably and cheerfully furnished home but they can not afford
to pay for these so-called luxuries. We have lowered our price
so that ail can afford to have well-furnished homes.
Our Christmas Stock
has just arrived?better come and make
your selections here and make them early before the stock is pick
ed over. We say:
Your Money's Worth or Your Money Back,
Day at Our Store
Santa Clause never for
gets our little patrons.
H? has sent a supply of
Christmas ''Goodies" on
ahead so that the children
can make their selections
before his arrival.
for Good Children.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF LAURENS.
In the Court of Common Pleas.
By virtue of the decres of the Court
of Common Picas for sa'.d county ami
state, In tho ckro of Hollamfl and Gray
against II. G. Prior nod others ?
I will B(dl at public outoiy to tho
highest bidder at 1.nur ens Court House,
South Carolina, on eale&duy In Jan
uary next, during tho legal hours of
sale, all that tract or parcel of land
containing One Hundred and Thirty
five acres, more or less, situate in tho
county of Lnurons, Rtate aforesaid,
bounded by lands of K, S. Patterson, H.
E. and \V.,S. Gray, beinjj the tract
?horoon H. G. Prior res'dep.
. Tern.a?One-half of the purohase
money cnsh, the balance with interest
from day of ea'e, on a credit of 12
month?, scoured by a bond of tho pur
chaser and mortgage of tho premises,
with leave to purchaser , to pay all
cash. Purchaser to pay for papers.
Thomas j. Duckktt,
? Sheriff L C.
Dec. 0, 1902?4t.
THAT COSTS LITTLE.
It keeps time, pleases
the eye and leans lighty
on the pocket book.
that look like marble, strikes the
hours on a musical gong-bull and
the half hours on .a tinkling cup
bell; is tastefully decorated in
gilt scrolls, and has a face that
reflects the beauty and worth of
the movement behind it.
ONLY $4,00 REMEMBER
We have some $2.50 to $25.00
Call and see them and get your
choice before the line is broken.
A Unique and
Jcwplera and Opticians.
1 ? I
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