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SCHOOL NEWS NOTES
?E LAURENS COUNTY
The Schools, Teachers and
It Is encouraging tO HOtO IlltOt'OSl
tin* toachors und children over tho
county uro taking in tin* librurios.
Some fo\V weeks ago a prize was offer
ed by Ibo superintendent of education
to tho pupil who would contribute
the largest amount, toward a library
fund for bis or her school. Sov< n
schools have already enlarged their
libraryi und soven prizes have been
sent out to these schools. Two other
orders came in this week. This prize
is still offered, livory lonelier should
pill the little fellows to woil? and they
Will soon raise the required amount.
The teacher is asked to take the names
and amounts each pupil hands in and
the one who hands in the large!,! sum
Will gel the prize. Their names and
the amount the contribute will be pub
lished in The Advert iser.
Miss Ida Mae Tnylor of the Mortui
school lias raised $10.00 to enlarge the
library. To this atnotinl the trustees
of the district ami the stati hoard will
each contribute $5.00. The $10.00 sent
in by Miss Taylor was raised by means
of an entertainment. In this case the
prize book will be sent to Miss Taylor,
and will doubtless be placed in (ho
Miss Margaret Cunningham of the
Sandy Springs school also sent in $10.
This money was raised by the child
ren. The trustees and state board
will each gladly all $fi.00 to this sum.
giving $2l.no with which to purchase
books. As will be seen from tho fid
I lowing list Master l.anhnin ('lardy con
.trlblltod the largest amount, and the
pV.ize wili go to him. I.anham ("lardy,
$:<.2'>: Bessie Donnan,50c; Annie Don
11011 15c; Mary Little $2.00; Lit III Lit
tle. 25c; Lucy Little. 2l>c; Finnin n
I'oole, rue; Josh mi Poolo, 20c; Loydo
Boole, ???"><?; Mary Maude I'oole. 0.*>c;
Marvin Sanders. $2.10; Irene Wright,
10c; Annie Wright, 10c; llnlllo Wright.
10c; llaskell Wright, 25c; Byrdle
Wright. 25c; Mattlo Leib' Peterson.
2,">e; William Peterson, 25n; Yancy
Owens, lac; Karl Owens, lac; Ran
dolph Owens, lee.
Most of the schools over the county
will close Wednesday for the holidays.
Work will be resumed on the 3rd of
January. We wish for all the teachers
and children a merry Christmas and
a happy Now Year.
The t"acbers of the QrOOU Pond
high school are preparing for an en
tertainment on the night of the 23rd.
Stlpt. Pitts was present at one of the
rehearsals and can vouch for its suc
A large per con! of our .teachers
will attend the meetings in Columbia
during the holidays. A pleasant time
and much information is in store for
all who will attend. Sttpt. Pitts would
like to sir every teachor in the county
Tin' Lnurcns County Toachors a so
elation tuet in (he courl house Last
Saturday. Prof. I'.. L. Jones called the
meeting to ord< r. Tin object of the
nie. ting was to roorjL hnlz'o and eleel of
ficers for the presold year. Mr. U. L.
Parkinson was made president, Mr. M,
Self, vice president, and Miss Bossle
Iludgcus Secretary and treasurer.
Short addresses wore made !>y is. L
Jones, L. L. Parkinson and Goo; L.
Pitts. Mr. s. 13. Boney, editor of Tho
Advertiser was pros an I am! made an
address which was enjoyed and ap
preciated by the entire association,
The president will announce tho ox
ccutlvo committee later, The teachers
present wore; lt. L. .lores. P.. L. Park
inson. M. P.. Self. lt. v. Culbortson, L.
l). Elledgo, s. .1. Martin, 0, P. Poden,
C. B. Owens. Misses Besslo IllldgOUS,
Minnie Wallace. Alma Wallace, Sue
Blackwell, Laura Aull, Jennie Stoney.
Marry Bronson, Sarah Copeland, Nellie
Mellett, Made McCarloy, Alma Oar
rett, Jessie May M.ihaffey. Mabel Suin
orel, Jessie Trotter. Ida Muiler, Lucy
Allen, Modena Bigby, Nlza Sullivan,
Mamie Sliarape. Klhel Sharpe. Eula
Winn, Fannie Sloan and Mary Alice
Tho executive committee of the
South Carolina School Improvement
association met Saturday in the ofllce
of tho state board of education for
t he purpose of awarding the prizes.
Thirty five schools over the state
showing the greatest improvement
during the year were given prize:
Five schools were each given $100
each and thirty schools were given
$50 each. Friendship, the school
school taught by Miss Maggie Garl
ington, was given $50. So far as Is
known this was the only school that
made application for the prize. There
ought to havo been others, but the
teachers and trustees wore not as
wide awake as they should have been.
Early In tho new year an organiza
tion known as the Laurenr. County
Trusteed association will bo organ
ized. The need of this organization is
keenly felt by the superintendent of
education and many of the wide
HOW TO KEEP CHRISTMAS.
By Henry Van Dyke.
There is a better thing than the ob
servance of Christmas Day ami this
is. Keeping Christinas.
Are yon willing to forget what yon
have ?Inno for other people, and t<>
remember what other people have
done for you?
Arc yon willing to stoop down and
consider tho needs and the desires ?>f
little children; lo remember the
woakucss and loneliness of people
who uro growing old; to stop asking
how mm h your friends lovo you. and
ask yourself whether you love them
enough; to try to understand what
those who live in the same house
with you really want, without wait
in;; for them to tell you; to trim your
lamp so that it will give more light
and less SlUOko, and to carry it in
front so that your shadow will fall
boh lud you; to make a grave for your
ugly thoughts and a garden for your
kindly feelings, with tin1 gate open
are you willing to do these things
oven for a day? Then you can keep
Are you v Illing to believe that love
Is the strongest thing in tho world?
stronger than hate, stronger than
evil, stronger than death and that
Bio blessod Life which began in Beth
It ham nineteen hundred years ago is
the Imago ami brightness of the
Eternal Love? Then you can keep
And if you can ke ip it for i day.
wl.y nol always?
But you can never kcop it ahme
lion One Doctor Successful!) Trents
"In treat in;; Pneumonia," says Dr.
w. .1. smith, of Sanders, Ala., "tin' only
remedy I use for the lunus is Chain
berlain's Cough Hcmody. While, of
course, I would tronl oilier symptoms
with different medicines, I have used
this remedy many times in my medi
cal practice ami have yet fulled to
find a case where it has not controlled
tho trouble. I have used i; myself, as
has also my wife for coughs and colds
repeatedly, an ! I most willingly and
cheerfully recommend it as superior
to any other cough remedy to my
knowledge." For sale by Laurens
Hille The World.
Kings have waged warfare, armies
lost and won.
Tyrants their battlo-bolts l?>ng years
But lo! tlu? Virgin and her little Son
rule the world.
Fur A La in?' Back.
When you have pains or lameness j
in the back bathe the parts with |
Chamberlain's Liniment twice a day,
massaging with the palm of the hand
for live minutes at each application.
Then dampen a piece of llannel slight
ly with this liniment and hind it on
over the seat of pain, ami yon may be
surprised to see how quickly the lame. '
ness disappears. For sale by Lau
rens Drug Co.
Guess What Happened,
As he net her in the darkened hull
lie whispered: "I bring you some
What think you of this answer Irrel
Sim said: "How cold your nose Is!"
Rich Men's Gifts Are Pour
besides this; "l want to go on record
Baying that 1 regard Electric Hitters
as one of the greatest gifts that God
lias made to woman, writes Mrs. O.
Rhinevault, of Vestal Center. :;. v.,
? | can ftever forget what it has done
lor me." This glorious m, ?beim- gives
a woman buoyant spirits, vigor of laxly
ami jubilant health, it quickly cures
Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Melancho
ly, Headache, Backache, Fainting and
Dizzy Spells; soon builds up the weak,
.tiling and sickly. Try them, 60C at
Laurens Dreg Co. & Palmetto Drug
Enllrel) Too Acs unite.
Teacher: "What is your name?"
First Pupil: "Tom."
Teacher: "You should say Thomas."
Teacher to second pupil: "What
is your name?'"
Socond Pupil: "Bilious."
Looking One's Best.
It's a woman's delight to look her
best but pimples, skin eruptions, sores
and boils rob life of joy. Listen! Buck
len s Arnica Salve cures them; makes
the skin soft and velvety. It glorifies
. the face. Cures Pimples. Sores Byes,
' Cold Sores, Cracked Lips. Chapped
Hands. Try it. Infallible for Piles.
26c at Laurens Drug Co. & Palmetto
Farm Lands For
1 am now prepared to negotiate a
sale for the lands in Laurens county
'. belonging to the estnte of C. O. Witte,
consisting of tho following tracts:
About 650 acres near J. 1). W. Watts
place, known as the Irby Place,
About ? acres near Lisbon church,
, joining land of W. W. Madden.
About - acres near Boyd Cross
1 About 80 acres near Waterloo (In
About 180 acres six miles from Wa
Any parties wanting a good cheap
farm call to see me.
M. L. Copeland
The State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens.
IX COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
II. Loo Hunter, <;. Wash Hunter, Mary
K. Copclr.nd and 1311a s. Evans,
Myrtle A Hunter, John IL Hunter,
Sarah Hunter. Herman \. Hunter,
Cnlllo II. Turner. Hex Hunter, De
Pursuant to a decree of Sale in the
above stated case, I will sell tit nub
ile outcry to tho highest bidder, at
I.aureus. ('. IL, S. ('. on Salcsday in
Januaray next, boing Monday the 3rd
tiny of the month, during the legal
hours for such sales, the following
described property to wit:
All that tract or plantation of laud
situate, lying ami being in I.aureus
county, stale of South Carolina, con
taining live hundred acres, moro or
li ss and hounded on the north by
I mills of D. T. Copelnild and the Harris
place, on the east by lands of the es
tate of .1. S. P.laloek, deceased, and
on the south & west by lands of J.
Hhetl Copeland & C. C. Young.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to he paid twelve months from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
secured by bond and mortgage of the
purchaser over I in* said premises,
Imming legal interest from date, with
leave to purchaser to pay bis entire
bid in cash. Purchaser to pay for
papers. If the terms of sale are not
compled with, tho land to be resold on
same or some subso iiioul Snlosday on
snino terms, at risk of former pur
.loll X F. HOLT,
C. C. C. P. & 0. S.. 1,aureus. S. C.
Dated, this Dec. I Ith. Ifen. ao-3t
the State of South Carolina,
Count) of I.aureus.
IN (WUT OF COMMON IM E \K.
M. s. HAI LEY & SON. Plaintiff,
.1. R. Vnderson, Defendant.
Pursuant to decree of Foreclosure
and Sale in the above sta:? d case, I
will sell at public outcry to the I igh
e-t bidder, at Laurens, C, II.. S. C. on
Snlesday in Januaray next, b< ing Mon
day the 3rd day of the month, during
the legal hours for such sales, the
following described property to wit:
All that tract, piece or parcel of
land situate, lying and being about sis
miles wosl of Waterloo, South Caroli
na, county and state aforesaid and
known as a part of .1. It. Smith, estate
iii(] purchased by and from D. C.
Smith and containing flvo hundrt .1 and
twenty live (525) acres, more or less
and bounded on the north by lands of
.1. C. Smith. Jr.: east by lands of W. A.
Vnderson,. south by lauds of C. O.
Witte of Charleston. S. ('.. and west
by lands of James M. Smith deceased.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ince to be paid twelve month from
date of sale, the credit portion to be
secured by bond and mortgage of the
pun baser over the said premises,
bearing legal interest from date, with
leave to purchaser to pay Ills entire
bid In cash. Purchaser to pay for pa
pers. If the terms of sale are not com
plied with, the land to be resold on
same or sonn- subsequent Snlosday on
same terms, at risk of former purchas
JOHN F. HOLT,
c c. c. i*. a. 8., Lpurens, s. c.
Dated. His 11 ?<? | nil, l!?00. 20-31
The state of South Carolina,
County of 1.aureus.
IN ( Ol 1ST <>:?' COMMON PI.LAS.
ENTERPRISE HANK. Puaintiff.
o. P. GOODWIN, H. A. COOPER, as
A: sign.f O. P. GOODWIN and F.
P. McGowan as Agent of Creditors
of o. I*. GOODWIN, Defendant.
Pursuant to a decree of Foreclos
ure & .?ale in the above stated, ca.se.
1 will soil :.t public outcry to the high
est bidder, at Laurens, c. II.. S. C. on
Salcsday in January next, being Mon
day tin* 3rd <lay of the month, during
die legal hours for such sales, tie* fol
lowing described property to wit:
All those lots, plec s or parcels of
laud situate, lying and being in said
county and state, described as follows,
All that plcco, parcel or tract of
land ci ntainlng 72 acres moro or b ss.
known as tite llnirston Tract, bounded
by lands of W. A. Skand, M. A. Sum
me:.d ami others, also, all the right
title and interest of said defendants
(the same being a 2-'! undivided inter
est therein) in and to all that tract,
piece or parcel of land containing 124
acres, more or less, known as the O.
P. Goodwin place, bounded by lands
of W. A. Shnnd, M. A. Summerai and
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, bal
ance to be paid twelve months from
tlate of stile, the Credit portion to be
paid twelve months from date of sale,
the credit portion to be secured by
bond and mortgage of the purchaser
over the said premises, bearing legal
Interest from date, with leave to pur
chaser to pay his entire bid in cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers. If the
terms of sale are not complied with,
tho land to be resold on same or some
BUbsequent Salesday on saino terms,
at risk of former purchaser.
JOHN F. HOIT.
C. C. C. P. & G. S., Laurens, S. C.
Dated, this Dec. 13th, 11)09. 20-3t
Excursion Rates for the Moll,lays ria
Account of the Christmas Holidays
the Sounthern Hallway will sell Ex
cursion tickets at vory low rates to
!'ll points south of the Potomac and
East of tho Misslssipol Rivers. Tick
ets will bo on sale December 17, 18,
21, 22, 22, 24, 25, 27. and January 1st
with final limit returning January 6th
1310. For further information apply
to any ticket agent, Southern Hallway,
J. L. Meek, A. O. P. .,A
W. E. McGeo, T. P. A..
^ To select Xmas Presents ^
^ From Our Line of ^
I 2' Mom/'" n0rr,s chairs |
$ \xfvW\ CbailT I LADIES' WRITING DESKS and ?
WffiSra^ FANCY ODD DR?SSERS, all ^
\ c^SSH^^^si^^ mac,e wt the Kest Materia,? Beau? \
Mfully Finished and at Prices that ^
v^r^^^^^^^^v/il ^liBafeff* make il to your interest to se= ^
^ ^ ~ - I* ^jE? lect your Christmas Presents here.
I laurens, s. c. |
Take notice that on the 8th (lay of
Jan. 1910. We will render a final ac
count (;f our acts and doings as Ad
ministrators of the estate of 10. (1.
Mitchell, deceased, in the oT.ce of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens county,
at II o'clock, a. in., and on the same
day will apply for a discharge from
our trust as Administrators.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date; and all persons
having claims ngnillSt said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven, or be forovor barred.
B. F. Simpson,
10. 10. Mitchell,
Decs, '00--l mo. Administrators.
Qr.King's New L25? Pills
The bast in the world.
I Automobiles! I
According to the opinion of men who know
I there will be a greater shortage of /Motor Cars
I than ever before.
"He who hesitates is lost" and "wise ones"
who are not really wise to the present situa
tion will surely be "stung."
Place your order now for future delivery.
Swygert & Teague 1
J ^ Agents Studebaker Automobiles g
The Jerry Farm
\ To the Highest Bidder
MONDAY, w'*y> JAN. 3,1910
This is one of the best farms in the
county, 209 acres, four miles of Laurens, has good
dwelling and outbuildings; well supplied with ten=
ant houses, has fine pasture. This farm is nicely
located and is in a high state of cultivation, well
adapted for grain and cotton, and lies well.
ITHIS IS YOUR CHANCE to Get a
Good Farm at Your Own Price.
Will also sell the stocK, consisting of Mules, Cattle and Farming
Tools, at Reduced Price to the purchaser of this farm,
TERMS: One-half cash; balance in one, two and three years.
The Real Estate Man
Who divides the Earth
To suit your Purse