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SCHOOL NEWS NOTES
Of LAURENS COUNTY
The Schools, Teachers and
It is earnestly hoped that overy
teacher In the county will attend the
teacher'a mooting next Saturday, 18th.
The meeting will bo held In the court
bouse, beginning at 11 o'clock.
a special examination for teachers
IS called for Jan. 7th, 1910. This ex
amination is called for all the counties
over the state. There was no request
for this examination from I .aureus
county, ami so far its we know there
will i.e no applicants. All of our teach
ers have compiled with the law.
The teachers of the Shiloh high
school are planning a Christmas en
tertainment for Thursday evening, the
liUrd. The program will consist of
comedy dramas, songs and recitations.
A small admission will he charged at
the door. The exercises will begin
promptly at 8 o'clock, a cordial in
vitatio) is extended to nil. This is a
lurgi school with more than 100 pupils
and with Mis. Cunningham, Miss Dur
ham, and M!ss Wolf: as i <i ?rs the ? n
tertalnment is sure to i" ? . ne< ?? ?
Miss Mary Teaguo a hi to
.Miss Nannie Dabh in Greenville
Miss Frnnkie Culhertson is assisting
Mis- Alma Walli.ee in the Poplar
Mr. t;. I*. Peden, teacher of the
Bfowortoii school, has I. ?? n confined to
l-.is room with rheumatism, lie will
be able to resume his work this week.
Remember the teacher.'? meeting i;i
Columbia on December !50 und Iii i\nd
January I, l.aurens county should
hnVe 100 teachorsH at that meeting.
The Lyceum attraction Monday
night in <!?? dray Court^OWJngs nudl
torium was well attentled and pro
!!')??:.<?, d good by all present.
Miss l.ora Thuckslon lias gone in
lor school in Oreeuvllle county. Six
is teaching tie- Waycrost school.
In Thursday's State appeared a
very Interesting extract from Super
intendent Swearlngen's 41st annual
report which will be published soon.
Below Is a quotation from this article
which show3 that Laurens county |tj
taking the lead along Borne very im
portant lines of educational progress:
"The voting out of the dispensary has
Induced many districts to levy special
school taxes. One hundred and six
euch levies were made during the last
school year, raising the total of special
tax districts to C56 out of 1.833 shool
districts in the state, in Laurens
county 12 districts of the ?;?; now have
special levies, 17 of Which were voted
in since Jan. 1st of the present year.
The growth in this particular is one
of the tuest hopeful sinus of education
Oakgroave school with \iis.s Lizzie
Hunter teac her, Sandy Springs school
with Miss Margaret Judd Cunningham
teacher, and the Laurens city school
were visited this week by the superin
tendent of education,
The County Teachers' association
will meet in the court house on Sat
urday morning, the isth, at 10 o'clock.
K\. ry teacher and trustee in the coun- j
ty Is Urged to be present.
"Those rural schools not yet in and
desiring to cuter tli ? contests for the
$2,. Worth Of prizes ottered by the
date board of education, should pet
busy without a day's more delay, as
the reports must !>?? hi by !???(? 15th,
for ludgment. The prizes are live at
$100 each, and thirty tit $50 each.
Write Miss Theodosin Dargan. States-1
burs, s. c. tor blanks etc." -Southern
S h00l NeW'.-.
K.very teacher should hav< a copy ,
of the Southern School New? each
month. Subscribe for it now and let's
have some contribution.1 fn m Laurens
county In the in \t issue.
I.ookinu One's liest.
It' n woman's delight t<. [<>k her
best but pimples, skin eruptions, -ores
em! I oils rob life of joy. Listen ! Buck
Ion's Arnica Salve cures them; makes
the skin soft and velvety. It glorifies
the face, fares Plmph ^. Sore's Kyes.
Cold Sores, ('racked Lips, Chapped
Hands. Try it. Infallible for Piles.
25e at Laurens Drug Co. & Palmetto
I >l um t o.
TL'BKEY DINXKB AT RABIN.
Mr. ami Mr>. Ruf us Gray Entertain
Friends Personal Mention.
Babun, Bee. 14th.?At the beautiful
country home of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus!
Gray last Wednesday a few friends and
relatives spent the day. and a turkey
dinner was given. The dining room,
hall ami sitiitiK room were beautifully
decorated with palms, ferns, ro es. and
chrysanthemums. At one o'clock the
.IL.inp room doors where thrown open,
where one and all were made perfectly
flee mid Welcome tO gO ill Ulld etljov
themselves. The dinner consisted of
turkey, hi oiled chic ken, dressing, can
died potatoes macaroni, rice, peach
and tomutoe pic kles, cranberries, ap
ple and potato custard, white and
In the afternoon they ail sat around
the tire place talking and enjoyed
Mr. and Mrs. Gray are known
throughout the country as royal host
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
I.. R, Babb. Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Babb.
Mr. and Mis. T. P, Uabb. Mr. and Mrs.
Toni Roper of Laurens Mr. and Mrs.
'.V. ?' Uabb of Fountain inn. Mrs. G.
w. Babb, Mr. .lohn It. Hellams, Mr. and
Mrs. .In.? Wham and children.
Mr. Mariin Mahaffey of Kden spent
a day and night with hi.- sister, Mrs.
Nancy Owens, la.-t week.
Mrs Rebecca Owens and .-on. Mr.
Walter Owens spent Wednesday night
a:, i Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Lu
ther Armstrong Fountain Inn.
Mr. John Mnhon and Mr. W. A.
Baldwin were in Anderson last week
tu attend the Convention.
Mi-.- Mae Bnhb Is spending this week
with Mr*--. C. II. Roper in Laurens.
Spet ial Sermon to Mechanics.
Oh next Sunday afternoon at *_'
o'clock. In the Second Methodist
church ol this city. Rev. W. K. Thayer
of t'::- First Baptist church will preach
a special sermon the members of
the local I idge c?:' Junior Order of
American Mechanics. Mem her si of the
ord. r are roqui s;>->i to meet in the
K. of I?. hall at l o'clock. The pub
lie are cordially invited to this service.
PASTOR LEAVES BABBTOVYN.
Ro?. T. T. Todd Preaches Farewell
Sermou -Personal Items.
Babbtown. Dec. 14th.?Rev T. T.
Todd precahed his last sermon in Beu
Iali church Sunday morning; the peo
ple were-all sorry to bid him good-by.
Mr. and Mrs. Vic Woods of Green
ville spent last we??k with relatives in
the surrounding community.
Mr. Willis Putnam and family
moved into their new residence Th?rs- ;
Miss Sallie Wood.-- spent Saturday
night with Miss Llllie Barton.
A number of our young people had
the pleasure of enjoying the enter
tainment and box supper at the home
of Mr. M. F. Medlock of Merna.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Dupree of Owlngs
spent last Wednesday at the home of
Mr. Robert Woods.
Mr. Sidney Babb of Fountain Inn
was the guest of his father. Mr. A.
Mrs. Claud Willis had her mother.
Mrs. Hlllard Curry to spend one day
last week With her.
Miss Maude Putnam spent Satur
day night and Sunday in Friendship
community With Mr. and Mrs. Jesse
Little Duree Beulah an I Annie Mae
Armstrong ot Eden spent the latter
part of the week with their Aunt. Mrs.
K. 0. Woods.
Mr. Talmage Kellett is able to be
Out with his friends again after a few
days of sickness.
Our people are all looking forward
to an entertainment, which will be
held at Green Pond high school house
the 23 rd Of December'.
Ill h Men's tiiits \re Poor
besides this: "I wan' to go on record
as .-ay h ? that I regard Klee tri? Hitters
as one of the greatest gifts that God
has made t.) woman, writes Mrs. O.
Rhinevault. of Vestal Center. X. Y?
I can never forget what it has done
for me." This glorious medicine gives
a woman buoyant spirits, vigor of body
and jubilant health. It quickly cures
N'er\ ousnest. sieeplessness. Melancho
ly. Headache, Backache. Fainting and
Dizzy .-' Iis: soon builds up the weak,
filling an I sickly. Try them. ?"?"<' at
Laurens Drug Co. ?v Palmetto Drug
iJK 'A' mtii mi? ffi Kk> af' i mV Wi ?f' 4?' ?An 'Ai ^fr' ?V 'uftl ~& ^ ^ ^ \a.
Are Your Bills Paid
By Cash or Check? *
It's a good plan to know what you spend from
month to month. It' you pay all bills with the ?
cash, this means some book-kee) uig or mhiic hard 5Jj
thinking to recall the items to mind.
A checking account with this bank will simplify ?f?
your business deals, not only as to having a com- ^
plete record in your cancelled checks and stubs, gh
but also in the matter of making exact change,
sending money in the mail, and reducing the
chance for errors.
THE BAN KS^ LAO R ENS
LAURENS, S.C. .
The Bank for Your Savings.
Jtj J. X. Leak. Tix-. J. V, Dorroh, Sec'y. &
a^. We hope to merit the business of the public at large S|
|R and solicit same. 55a
Applv to r.s fot terms SSa
^ Southern Co-operative
t| Collection Agency
Gray Court, S. C. ^
9? Bustnes placed with this firm %vi'.'. receive prompt jgl
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Timely Gift Suggestions
Vv c carry a full stock of pure white stones Mock Chains.'.
from $20.00 up in Brooches, Kings and Lock- Lockets
ots. Fobs .
Shirt VVuist Sets..
, , . . Link Pulton:..
ion can find all the reliable makes here. Brooches
South fiend, Rock ford, Elgin, Waltham, Butch Collar' Pins'
Hamilton, Standard, Excelsior, Perfection, Scarf Pins
Ingersoll.$ LOO to $ 11.00 Belt Pins
Now -.England. 2.25 to 18.00 Fancy Hat Pins'.
Howard. IIa. 00 to 125.00 Signet Hat Pins..
Wo Keep constantly in stock u Inrge assort- silver Hat Pins
ment of cases in Ladies' and Men's sizes, in Gold Band Lings
Gold, Filled, Silver and Nickle, op'-:; face oi Signet Rings
hunting. Our prices will interest you.
What to Give a Woman
The satisfactory kind, Gold Filled T."?c up.
Gold Y 1.00 to $35.00,
For monograms and fancy tops, Silver 25c
to 75c, Filled 75c to $1.75, Cold $1.50 to $15.00,
A variety of designs in fancy tops,
sets and signets.
25c to $1.0o.
Fancy Set King
Watch Chains ...
J et Brooches.
Eye Class Chains.
4 . ' H I
What to Give a /Wan
Gold 75c to "$40.0o,
have a full line of signets,
,60C to $250.00
Gold Thimbles. 2.50
stone Card Cases.2.50
Filled Mesh Bags. 7.50
Brush and Comb Sets. 2.00
blem rings and plain gold, in solid gold'only, if.^li^l? ViV,,V?
For baby/ LadieA' ami men. ?" **? Clit Gla8<J 1 u(T Hoxes2 o,)
I rw~Lf*?tc Chimes. 5.00
L,Utl\Cld Fountain Pens. 1.00
Gold filled, warranteed to wear and give ??
SlfS1.fi'ffifAffl Silver Plated
Solid Gold.53.?0 to $40.00 ?, ? . . . . ,, ,
Plain Roman on both sides and fancy^J?? Jet-8 $10 to $30 4 pieces, Syrup Pitch
engraved or stone set on one side and plain on*rH ,H20 ,to f?/ .Butter Dishes $2.25 to $9
the other side. Monogram engraved free. Nut Bowl8- Waiters and lots of odd pieces at
?_Ivery low prices.
For Wedding, Holiday
or Birthday Gifts you can
always find something
Pickard's is always dis
tinguishable at a glance.
It possesses a harmonious,
for use and orna
9 ment in every
part of the home.
Hand Painted China
Pitchers $7.00 to $10.00, Bowls $3.00
to $30.00, Cake Plates $2.00 to $9.00,
Ash Trays .
Cigar Cases .2.00
Shaving Cups and Brushes.3.00
Walking Cane .O.OO
Emblem Buttons or Pins.75
Desk Clocks. 1.50
Electroliers for Desks.8.00
Collar and Cuff Boxes.2.00
0 upward cake Plates
Chocolate Sets. . .
Bread and Butter
Salt and E*epper
( hop Dishes.
.75c to $1.50
... .$5.00 to .'57.5t i
.$1.25 to $3.00
.35c to $:UMi
.$1.25 to $3.00
.$1.50 set to $2.50
.$1.25 to $3.00
Chocolate Seta $10 to $20, Bread and and Creams $15.00 to $25.00, Bon Bons
Butter Plates and Salad Seta. .$4 to $15 Trays and large Bowls kept in stock
Exquisite patterns in Vases, Bowls and fancy
nieces for $1.50 up to $20.00. See our $ I 00
Gold Plated Gift Clocks. $1.25 to $35.00
Black Enameled Mantle Clocks $5.00 to $12.50
Fancy Mahogany and Mission Clocks $6 00
Alarm Clocks $1.00 to $2.00 in Hiebest makes
Cut Class with silver linings. . .$5.00 to $12.00
Silver plated with porcelain linings $.,,>.50 to $7
1 he finest line ever shown before.
Spoons $10 to
$4.00 to $10.00 a
$15 a set, Forks
We handle only those brands
of plated flat ^ are that are
ToKiaIe?,Sf^??n9. $1.00 to $4.00 set
?S JliR Iab,,e Spoons2.00 to 4.00 set
' to F.ork8. 2.25 to 4.00 set
ives $8 to $16, Coffee Spoons $1.50 to $5.00, Knives 2 \\\ i'Tn Z?\
nCl ?,ieC.eo9l? Sfsfr >TtL IS?"8? 75C' Crflam Ladie3'" Bu"er Knives and Sugar
n Balls $2.00, Cups $3.00 to $8^00, Sugar shells.... 7r* t* ti ko
ad Gravy Ladles, Cold Meat
75c to $1.50
$1.25 to $2.00
When you give ? Howard
Watch you leave no doubt ol your
intention as to quality. The
Howard has class. It has a
tradition and a history. It has
been carried by men prominent
in every phase of our national
Price fixed by printed ticket?
$35 to $150. ?,
We sell only reliable goods and guarantee them. Engraving
free on all articles we sell. Our prices are as low as
consistant with quality of goods.
Let us ?bow you thlt distinctly, witch.
Laurehs, S. C.
Up to the Hour
^The old and new, if good, are
in this store. An article (
neu) and good, just put
into our stock, is
One flidfl , f movrrncnt
$5, $7 and $9
?Mordint to cue*
Call and took ootr thlt
nn.'f A/a*. n?it\