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MATTERS FOR WEEK
Importance of School Libraries Emphas
ized. Wind Storm Docs Slight ham
aj?c. Personal Mention.
ML Gallagher, May 3.?The farmers
in this section ure getting along nicely
with their farm work and if nothing
prevents they will soon be through
planting. It seems that the farmers
arc working more together these days
than they have since the war. They all
ought to pull by the same cord and they
would have things in their own hands.
In this part of the country the acreage
has been reduced to a certain extent,
but they haven't reduced as much as
Mr. Furman Martin, who has been
very ill with measles for quite a while,
we are glad to say is somewhat better.
It. is feared that he will never be able
to walk any more. They seem to have
paralyzed his legs.
Mrs. Matilda Ann Boland, who has
been very ill with grip, is hotter.
Mr. .1. W. Washington and wife, of
Townville, S. ('., have been visiting
friends and relatives in this section,
The Mt. Gallagher school has pur
chased a new library. Every school in
the State ought to have one. It is a
benefit to both teacher and pupil. It
helps the teacher to explain to the pu
pils things he couldn't if he had no li
brary, and they should be compelled to.
The establishment of school libraries is
one of the greatest helps toward train
ing children we have. They spend their
leisure time in reading good literature,
something that will be beneficial to
their future welfare. Everybody ought
to take an interest in establishing these
libraries; some people never give it one
thought. They think if a man can read
and write that it is enough, but the
time has come when a man starts out
in this old world without an education
lie would be better olf if he hail not
We had a wind storm in this section
last week which came from the west.
It didn't damage anything except the
fruit trees. There was a good deal of
The Sunday school at Mt. Gallagher
is in a flourishing condition with James
10. Martin superintendent and .1. R.
Redden vice superintendent.
Rev. .1. (). Martin preached the fu
neral of Mr. Murphy tiambrell on Sun
day, the 26th.
Mrs. .J. W. Ii. Hill, of the Bethlehem
section, is visiting her mother this
Mr. M. D. Singleton, of the Donalds
section, spent Saturday night and Sun
day with Mr. W. W. Gaines.
Hie Gray Court Woodmen.
Cray Court, May I. The W. ?. W.
camp, which has not met for some time
on account of being burned out about a
year ago, has purchased hall fixtures
and regalia and will soon be ready to
introduce candidates seeking their way
in the mighty forest to the bright path
ways which lead out of such forests.
We admire the courage of the officers
of this camp in going forward in their
work. The boys lost all they had in the
tire and no insurance but not a member
has failed to pay his dues and now all
are ready and willing to do the noble
work of reorganizing and getting down
to their beneficiary work which always
comes from a W. 0. W. camp like this.
At a meeting of the surviving soldiers
of the county at the court house last
August a resolution was passed that a
committee be appointed to solicit funds
for the erection at I.aun ns C II. of a
monument^ to the memory of "our
women in the war." After the ad
journment of the meeting there was
considerable expression of opinion that
because of the fact that the effort to
raise a fund to build a monument to the
Confederate soldier was just then in its
incipiency that it would be impolitic to
launch the undertaking of a monument
to the women, so the matter of a com
mittee was postponed. Now we feel
that this work should no longer be de
ferred. The following are the names
of the committee selected for this
work. Bach township committee will
select one of their number as chairman, j
Then the several township chairmen
will meet at the court house on the 2nd I
Saturday in May and organize the
County Association by the election of a
president, vice president, secretary,
treasurer and such other officers as the
association may choose to elect:
Laurens Township -Ceorge Balle,
Homer Blackwell, Mrs. J. A. Copeland,
Misses Nannie Babb, May Madden,
Youngs?Misses Etolia Lanford, Nan
Jones, (ieorgo Cook.
Dial FestUS Curry, Misses Annie
Putnam, Alma Wallace.
Sullivan Win, II. Carter, Misses
Maude Machen, Mary Babb.
Waterloo Joshua Martin, Misses
Ella Wharton, Laurens Culbertson.
Cross Hill Horace S. McSwain, Mrs.
Sophia Pinson, Miss Annie Griffin,
Hunter J. L. Boyd, Miss Maude
Pearson, Miss Mary B. Henry.
Jacks -l'osey H. Copeland, Mrs. Jes
sie Sparks, Miss Nettie Gary,
Scufiletown J. P. Saxon, MiSBOB
Pearl Blakely, Lizzie McCllntOCk,
Origin of the Western Hemisphere'*
Most Famous Thoroughfare
On tho morning of March 81, 1044, a
man of clerkly appoaranco might bavo
boon seen standin? at the entrauco to
the dilapidated fortress of New Am
sterdam with a sheaf of official papers
In Iiis hand. It was not an Inviting
prospect which confronted the observer
that raw spring morning, for the
roughly bullt wootlon hoiftes scattered
about the fort looked sadly weather
beaten, ami the Straggling, ill made
roads and paths which served as streets
wen? littered with refuse and rubbish
of every sort and anklodecp in mud.
The man at the fort did not, how
over, waste much time in gazing at
these? discouraging surroundings. They
were familiar to him In every dreary
detail, for Cornells Van TleilllOVOn had
been secretary of the council tit New
Amsterdam for many years, and If he
had ever been disturbed by the pre
vailing wretchedness of the town it
had long since ceased to afford him
the slightest concern, slowly turning
bis hack to the view, ho lacked ono of
his otllclal documents to the wnll of
the fort and then, swinging about ami
picking Ids wuj across the miry
ground to a convenient tree, affixed an
Van Tlenhoven'? handwriting was
easily read. Indeed, gtK>d penmanship
was the only qualification he had over
displayed for his ofllcc, and that virtue
had wholly failed to endear him to the
populace, who haled the very sight of
his clerical fist. The particular notice
ho had transcribed that morning, how
ever, was singularly free from offense,
It merely recited a resolut ion of I lie di
rector and council of New NethcrlfUld
that a barrier be erected at the north
of the settlement sufficiently Btrong to
prevent the straying of oul tie and to
protect them from the Indians and
"warned" all interested persons to ap
pear on "next .\ tuday, the -lib of
April, at 7 o'clock," for the prosecution
of this work.
It was not long, therefore, before
the colonists were hard at work at the
projected caftle guard, and within a
few days it stood completed. There is
no authoritative Information as to bow
it was constructed, but there is evi
dence that It consisted mainly of un
trlmmcd trees felled at the edge of the
adjoining forest and piled together to
form a sort of barricade and that Its
northern line, running certainly from
the present William street, New York
city, to what is now Broadway and
possibly from shore to shore, marked
the farthest limits of New Amsterdam,
as It then existed, and practically de
termined the location of Wall street.
Such was the origin of the best
known thoroughfare of the western
hemisphere. Frederick Trevor Hill in
Oriental Secret Telegraphy.
In Asia and Africa the natives pos
sess a mystic power of rapidly ^id se
cretly communicating news over vast
distances. An Instance of this strange
faculty was furnished during the In
dian frontier expedition against (he
Wazlrls in IS05. Sovonty-fivo miles as
the crow tiles and I'JO miles by moun
tain roads from their base at Sheik
Itudln the British troops defeated the
Wa/.iris. Heavy inlSt prevented the
news of this success being heliograph
ed until the following day, when, com
munication being opened up, the Brit
ish officer at Sheik Budin anticipated
the news of the Victory by statin1; he
had been informed of it by natives on
the very evening of its occurrence.
The most famous instance of this sort
is associated with the assassination of
Lord Mayo by a convict in the Anda
man Islands. Within a few hours of
(ids murder an English official at Sim
la was told by his I'athan servant that |
the viceroy was dead. Telegrams an
nouncing tin; UOWS did not arrive until
the next day. How such messages are
transmitted is hidden from Europeans,
but ago hi and again in India, as also
In Egypt during the Sudanese cam
paigns and lu South Africa during the
Boer war. the Authenticity ami speed
In such native telegraphy were proved.
Founder of Eleotrical Science.
Dr. Gilbert of Colchester, England, is
generally considered as the founder of
the science of electricity. He appears
to have been the first philosopher to
ropoat carefully the observations of
the ancients and apply to them the
principles of scientillc investigation.
In order to determine if other bodies
possessed the same property as amber
he balanced a light metallic needle on
a pivot and observed whether or not it
was affected by causing the excited or
rubbed body to approach it. In this
way he discovered that many bodies
possessed the property of attracting
light substances. Gilbert also discov
ered the fact that atmospheric condi
tions have much to do with electrical
phenomena. Gilbert's l>ook. "Do Mag
neto," may be fairly considered the
pioneer work in electrical science.?
New York American.
The Stone Age.
The stone age still exists among some
of the Islanders of tho south Pncllic and
the Eskimos of the extreme north as
well as In a few other spots here and
there on the earth. The progress of
early culture hi Europe seems to have
been from the south and east toward
the north and west, so tlu?t the emer
gence of the different peoples from
their age of stone was Accomplished
much earlier In southern and eastern
Europe than lu the north and west.
Hut, while the stono ago of different
areas Is thus not necessorlly synchro
nous, It seems to be true of all Euro
pean areas that this is the earliest con
dition In which man has appeared upon
them. This holds for all other areas as
well, evidences of the Stono age having
been fully established in Iudla. China,
Japan, Africa and the Americas.
Freaky Mental Notes.
"Have you evor noticed what strange
memoranda man's mind makes?" ask
ed the observant Inquisitor. "You havo
me,t people who cannot remember 2424
except ns a number which they call
'twlco 1212.' That's an ordinary case,
but I think I got across a champion
freak mind the other day when I wns
looking Tip n man who bus been dead
for some fifteen years. 1 got to his
neighborhood and began Questioning
the old timers. es, i remember Char
ley Johnson well enough, sure I do,'
said one old follow. Then I wanted to
know what Charley Johnson's trade
had been. 'Fl'm, Charley Johnson's
trade?' answered my informant in a
perplexed tone. 'Cbnrioy Johnson's
trade?' Well, darn It, what was bis
trade now? What did Charley do. any
way? Just wait a minute. I know that
there Is something here In the house
that will remind mo what his trade
was. Just let mo look around n min
ute. Let us Bee, what was It now?
That's right, that's right; there I have
it. Charley was a baker. That's right.
You see that there picture over there?
it has some Dutch writing under It.
That reminds mo of Dutch cake and
makes me think of it that Charley was
a baker.' Now, whnt do you think of
dial'/ Why couldn't that freak mind
Just as easily remember that Charley
was a baker as remembering the labo
rious process for refreshing Its mem
ory?" Philadelphia Keeord.
Tho Englishman's Letter.
"Whenever 1 get a letter with a
Btring of unnecessary Instructions for
delivery on (he envelope I know It Is
from an Englishman," said the tall
girl. "He is so used to covering every
scrap of space with the complex direc
tions that prevail in his own country
that he cannot understand how the
simple address 'Miss Smith. 30 Blank
Street, City,' will ever take a letter to
Us destination. In order to insure safe
and expeditious delivery he adds 'East
Side' or 'West Side' or '.Manhattan' or
'United Slates' or somethingolso equal
ly superfluous. Tho only really happy
englishman I have met in a long
while was one who made the acquaint
ance of a girl who lives over on Staten
Island, lie was tickled to death when
lie gained permission to write to her
and found she had a long address. He
made it a good deal longer than it need
be. lie wrote 1 ? Avenue, Stapleton,
Staten Island, Itichtuond County, Now
York, X. Y.,' with irrepressible glee,
lie said that address was the first
thing he hail seen in America that
made him feel at home."?New York
Artists have no trouble in securing
models. The famous beauties have dis
carded corsets and have become models
in face and form since taking Ilollis
ti r's Rocky Mountain Tea. Palmetto
Ask your Grocer. If he
hasn't got it tell him to
get it from
J. S. Machen & Co.
Laurons, S. C
The finest Fertil
izer for Top Dres
sing-, beats cotton
seed meal. Highly
recommended in the
' 'Williamson" plan.
We have Nitrate ^
of Soda in stock $r
and solicit your ^
m HOT SPRINGS
\j HAS NO !;;.:;al
Purifies the Blood
We wanted a good remedy for blood and
skin diseases?something different from
old fashioned blood purifiers.
Wo wanted a genuine scieutilie remedy
not a patont medicine "cure-all" that
really cures nothing. ''?..Sl?i
We considered many kinds. Then we
found Nyal's Hot. Springs Rlood Remedy
and after studying it carefully we knew it
was just the thing. It is of an original
formula, intended for the HOME TREAT
MENT of those who are unable to go to
the famous Hot Springs for their health,
and its effect, in blood and skin diseases
(such as boils, pimples, rheumatism, tet
ter, eczema, salt rheum, etc.) is remark
able indeed. The price is $1.00 and it
"always benefits the blood."
Laurens Drug Co.
Laurens, S. C.
BtomMh out of onlor, Mror ftlnaolth, Uowels nil cloggod
m>, And >.>n hftto Um* it l.cono-tlrod-ont'feellngl
Takes an NR Tablet To-night.
For Sale by Palmetto Drug Co.
This is the number of a fine bleach
ed mercerized Linen Table Cloth just
opened at $1.50 each.
Special value in Napkins and Tow
els. Hemmed and Fringed White
Counterpanes at a bargain.
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
The man who figures his paint expense, not by the first cost,
but on the broad basis of cost per mouth or year?he is the man
who considers all the elements entering into the paint question?he
s the man who fig ures on
MASTIC MIXED PAINTS
"The kind that Lasts"
It is a demonstrated fact that Mastic Paint, covering 300
square feet, two coats, is cheaper at fifty per cent, higher price than
a paint covering 200 square feet, to say nothing of its durability.
So the economical man can safely figure it is wise economy
to use Mastic Mixed Paints. It lasts long after the price is forgotten.
PEASLEE-G AULBERT CO. Incorporated,
For Sale at Laurens, S. C, by
DODSON-EDWARDS DRUG CO.
We are Agents for
Fine Perfumes and
The prettiest and best line in
Palmetto Drug Co.
"The world pays a salary for what
you know, wages for what you do."
The man who works for wages has but
one way of getting above and away
from the siUnulon-by saving. It is
just a matter of time, if he saves a
part of his earnings, before he can en
ter into business for himself, buy a
farm or what not. We pay all savers
4 per cent, interest.
WE PAY 5 PER CENT ON TIME
Laurens, S. C.