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The Schools, Teachers and
Miss Vashti Nelson is assisting Mrs.
Robt. Boyd In the Oakville school.
The trustees if this school are making
plans for the erection of a new school
house before the opening of the next
Prof, Glenn Parrott of the Cross
Hill high school and Miss Margaret
Parrott of the Rockbridge school, be
cause of the death of their mother a
few days ago, have the sympathy of all
the teachers in the county.
Miss Ora Dell Hunter is assistant to
Miss Byrd in the Fleming school. The
school house at this place has recently
been enlarged and painted. Some
needed furniture in the way of patent
desks, black hoards, globes maps, etc.
have also been purchased. The child
ren are now enjoying the comforts of
a well equipped school room.
Prof. C. B. Owings of the Green
Pond high school in writing to the
county superintendent concerning the
declaimers' contest says: "'Our boys
tire already at work looking forward
to the contest. We will be down on
the 22 of April with the winning man."
All the high schools have been heard
from and each of them will be repre
sented in the coming contest.
The Shlloh literary society has se
selected Mr. Jessie W?lfl" to represent
their school in the declaimers' contest
in Laurens on the 22nd of April.
The County Teachers' association
met Saturday morning at 11 o'clock
in tlie auditorium of the city school
building. A good number of teachers
were present notwithstanding the bad
weather. The speakers were all pres
ent and the meeting was very pleasant
Next Monday is the day for the meet
ing of the trustees. A large crowd Is
expected to he In Laurens on that day.
It is earnestly hoped thai every trus
tee in the county will be present nt
Miss Linda Hunter of the Woodruff
graded school, and Miss (Mara Wolborn
of the Fountain Inn high school were
in town last Saturday for the teachers'
February the I2th is the day Mr.
Ira W. Williams, state agent for the
hoys' corn club, will ho in Laurens to
address the boys of the corn (dub. Ev
ery hoy who joins the (dub is expected
to be here that day together with trus
tees, patrons, teachers, and farmers.
Every boy who expects to join the club
is asked to send in his pledge before
that day. Relow are the names of the
members who have already sent in the
pledges: Laurens city school, .lack An
derson; Gray Court-Owings high
school. States Curry. Walter Hill.
Clifton Jones, .lohn Simmons, Floyd
Jones, Roy Hunt, Warren Curry. Char
les Garrison; Pine Grove school, Ray
Traynham, Christopher Crnddock, Lu
dia Owings; Youngs school, .lames
Williams. William Diokard; Harksdale
school, Leon Yeargin; Fountain Inn
high school, Fred Stoddard, Dennis
Stoddard; Lisbon school, .lames Holm
es; Fleming school, Ithiel Mills. Wayne
RETURN TO CENTRAL AMERICA.
Mr. ami Mrs. Richard S. Anderson Co
Ruck to Missionary Field.
Mr. Richard S. Anderson and fam
ily, after spending a year in Lauren:!
and Oreenwood will this week, return
to Zaoapa, province of (inutatnala.
Central America, to resume mission
ary work in which Mr. Anderson has
been engnged for several years. Mr.
Anderson Is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
,1. Wade Anderson of this city and
with them the. greater proportion of
his year's absence from the missionary
held has been spent. He returns to
his duties fully restored in health
which was not vigorous a year ago.
and he. together with his wife and
three little children, have the best
wishes of all who know them for
continued success in their adopted
held of labor and endeavor.
They left Laurens Thursday and af
ter a brief sojourn in Greenwood with
Mrs. Anderson's father, Mr Adolphus
Watson, they will proceed on their
long, southward journey, accompanied
by a sister of Mrs. Anderson.
A most conservative citizen esti
mates that the crowd at the auction
mile of lots, with hnrhecue dinner,
fine band, bnlloon exhibition, and a
free lot will be 8,000 to 10,000 people.
Will yon 1m* there f
North I.nun ns Real! ? in
TIIKJ'ALHOIX LITERARY SOCIETY
Interesting Meeting Held iu School
Auditorium Friday Afteruoon.
The Calhoun Literary society of the J
Laurens high school met In the school
auditorium Friday afternoon.
Miss Alluwee Watson Is president
Mr. Douglas Featherstone, vice presl
dent; Miss Helen Sullivan, secretary;
Miss Rebecca Dial, treasurer; Miss
Marie Gray, critic; and Miss Fay Sul
livan and Mr. Henry Qasque, monitors.
Following is the program that was j
The query for debate was: Resolved:
"That Capital Punishment Should be
The affirmative was represented by
Douglas Featherstone. Katie Wofford,
Marie Gray, and Samuel Austin. The
negative was represented by Phlll
Huff. Margerite Tolbert, Rebecca Dial,
and Charles Fleming. The debates
showed thorough preparation and re
flected credit both upon the debaters
and the high school. The president
rendered decision in favor of the neg
While the debate was being decided.
Miss Bdmeonin Qarrett rendered a pi
Next on the programme were decla
mations by Fay Sullivan. Russell Pool?
Ilarvy Gasque and Ethel Cromer.
These declamations were followed
by four essays read by Mildred Gasque,
Grace Poole, Annie 1 lammet I and Mary
Boozer, MammJe; Burton. Mrs. Mat
tie; Cox, A. M.i C.runnels. 1?. B.; (2)
Grunnels, Perry; Garrett, Mrs. Mary;
Hergens, Henry; Irby. Pat tor; Letto,
Lydia; Lark, Lee C; McDanlel, Lucy;
Osten, John; Owens, Lara; Sperman.
Lucy; Sharper, Jemle; Thelton. John;
Teller, George; Turner, Nathan; Voll,
Dave; Woodruff A. P.
The above letters have remained in
this office for the two weeks ending
January 29. 1010.. parties claiming any
of the siiid letters can get them by
calling at the General Delivery win
dow and upon the payment of one
cent hte letter will be delivered to
Geo. s. McCravy, P. M.
Laurens. S. C.
January 29. 1010.
LYCEUM AT GRAY COURT.
Popular Lecturer To Appear Friday
Night of This Week.
Gray Court. S. C, Jan. :'.lst.?The
third attraction of the Gray Court
Owings high school lyceum is booked
for Friday night, February 4th, with
Mr. Joseph G. Camp as a lecturer. Mr.
Camp is president of the Alkahest
Lyceum system of Atlanta and is a
speaker noted for his deep thought and
unequaled eloquence. Mr. Camp has
been on the stage for some time and
has pleased audiences In large cities
on many occasions. It is a treat that
the people here have an opportunity
to hear this distinguished speaker Fri
day night, and a large crowd Is expect
Lecture will begin promptly at 8
o'clock: admission 2.r> cts.
Miss Virginia Wlilis who has been
spending some time with relatives in
Palmetto. Fla., is expected home today.
Frances, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Wells has been quite
ill for past week but Is improving at
Prof. J. C. Martin attended the teach
ers' meeting in Laurens Saturday.
Just what about it. that the new
town council havn't had a case on
docket since installed; the law break
ers must be afraid of that Mayor Shell
will put it to them all right.
Mrs. Fllle Curry of Fountain Inn
was in town Sunday.
Mr. T. II. VearglU, cashier of the
C. & W. C. Ry. at Laurens was in
town Sunday night the guest of his
sister. Mrs. C. L. Owings.
Kden Personal Items.
Eden, Jan. 21st.?Mr. Fate Crisp and
Clyde Hipp were visiting Mr. ('. V.
Hipp last week.
Miss Ella Helle Copeland and Claytie
Babb were the guests of Mr. Bill Cope
land last week.
Mr. W. 1). Owens and mother were
visiting Mr. Cournel Babb Sunday.
Mrs. Brooks is visiting friends and
relatives in Laurens.
Mr. W. B. Owens and wife and Dr.
Reason and wife were the guests of
Mr. L. R. Brooks Sunday.
These new rugs we are showing are
values that you can't duplicate any
where in the upper part of the state,
would like for you to see them.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkes & ?o
? LOCAL AND PERSONAL MENTION. ?
Mrs. 15. M. Anderson ol* Woodruff
wns with her sister. Mrs. Hay Ander
son, during the past week.
Mr. William B. Clark, returning to
Greenwood from a visit lo his old i
home near Langs ton church, spent
Monday afternoon In the city.
Mr. (ins Shell of Spartanburg was
a welcomed visitor to the city this
Mr. T. M. Shaw one of the prominent
young farmers of the county, was in j
the city Monday from fold Point.
Mr. Clarence L. Haminett, formerly
deputy clerk in the county auditor's
office and later bookkeeper at the Lau
rons cotton mill ofllce, has accepted a
salesman's position with J. S. Bennett,
succeeding Mr. J. 0. Shell.
Messrs W. W. Culbertsou. 13. R.Bur
goss of Cray Court were in the city on
Mr. 11. P. Blakely, a staunch friend
of The Advertiser (idled at the office
Mrs. .lane IltlllngSWorttl of Char
lotte, N. C. is visiting Mrs. .las. Davon-'
Mrs. .las. Davenport has returned
homo after visiting friends in Char
lotte. N. 0.
Mrs. .1. M. Hamilton and son. Mr
Luther Hampton, of (lastonia, X. C.
alter a pleasant visit to the family til
Mrs. Hamilton's brother, Mr. L, A.
i McCord, have returned home.
Mr. Ernest Huff, secretary of the
Greenville Cotton (Iii company, is
spending some time In Laurens at the
home of his father, Mr. Aug. Huff, re
| ('Operating from a long seige of fever,
lie will probably be able to return to
his duties within the next fortnight.
Mr. Emery B. Machen has returned
from the Columbia hospital where he
has been under surgical treatment
lor several weeks. His friends are
glad to know that he is at home again
and hope to see him at his accustomed
place of business at no distant day.
Mrs. Mary C. Smith and son, Mr.
Carlisle Smith, after a residence of a
year of two in Columbia, have return
ed to I.aureus and are making (heir
home with Mr. and Mrs. .1. It. Kills.
Mr 10. T. Shell, Intendant of Gray
Court, was in the city Thursday.
Mr. .1. W. Taylor and daughter. Miss
Estelle Taylor, were In the city for
a day or so last week from Princeton, j
Mr. .lames II. Carlisle of Mount
Hot lud was in the city Thurssday.
Mr. Xyo Owens who has been in the
Columbia hospital for several weeks,
following an operation, returned to
his home here on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Owens is much improved in
health and is now on the rapid road
to complete recovery.
Rev. U ,S. Anderson and wife after
an extended visit to the former's par
ents here lefl Friday for a visit to
Mrs. Anderson's parents in Greenwood.
Mr. John Fowler went to Columbia
Saturday, returning with Mr. Nye
j Owens on Sunday.
Represtentntlve R. D. Boyd was in
the city on Monday If this week, en
roXite to Columbia.
('apt. T. J. Ducket! of Clinton was
in Laurens on Monday of Ibis week
IIA HC N \i:WS LETTKIt.
Snow Palls At Ihibllll On Frida) Night
Other Items of News.
Rabun, January !Hst.?This com
muility had a very good little snow
last week, but it did not last very long
Mr and Mrs. Poliert llellams spent
last Wednesday and Thursday with her
parents. Mr. William Stone and family
Mr. Clarence Nichols and sou. .1
Max. of Fountain Inn were visiting in
this community last week.
A good number of youiiK people front
Friendship community were out horse
back riding in this Community Ins)
Mr. W. 1). Owens and mother spent
Friday at the home of Mr. T. F. Ilabb
Mr. '/eb Vance and family spent Sat
urday night and Sunday with his peo
ple near Augusta Cross Roads.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Roper of Laurens
were up to see Mr. G. NN'. Bttbb Sunday.
Mr. Calvin Anderson of Mema spent
last Tuesday night with Mr. H, II.
Mrs. Nancy Owens and Mr. Dennis
Owens spent Sunday With her sister
Mrs. Emily Woods
Mr. Paul Willis a id family were the
guests of Mrs. Molvlna Abercrombie
Mr. Solomon Mahaffoy of the Edeil
section was visiting in this community
Sunday and Monday.
Miss Allle Babb is spending a few
weeks in Laurens visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Paid win were
in the city Friday on business.
Don't forget we are factory agents
for mantels, our prices will save you
money. If you are building you <sail
I save money by buying through us.
S. M. & E. II. Wllkes & Co.
For Tattle in Seed Cotton and I'npncK
od Mnl Cotton.
State of South Carolina,
Couut> of 1,aureus.
Pursuant to an act of tho general
assembly of South Carolina, approved
the 18th day of February, A. I). 1905,
Be it resolved by the county board
of commissioners of Laurens county,
111 the slate of South Carolina, in regu
lar annual meeting assembled; that
the license for trallic in seed cotton
and unpacked lint cotton within the
limits of said county for and during
the period beginning the lGtll day of ;
August ami ending the 20th day of
December of the year A. I). 1910 he i
ami the same is hereby fixed in the
sum of two hundred and fifty dollars.
All licenses to be issued by the clerk
of court of said county as provided hv
Done at Laurens. S. C. in regular
annual meeting this the Cth day of
.Iannary. A. I?. 1910.
11. II. Humbert.
NOTICE TO CLEAN STREAMS.
To Clean Streams.
Slate of South Carolina,
Count) of I.aureus.
Pursuant to an act of the general
assembly of South Carolina, provided
therefor, the county board of commis
sioners ol Laurens county, state of
South Carolina, does hereby order and
fix tl e following dates for the clean
ing ol streams within said county for.
and during the year a. I). 1910, to wit:
That all streams within said county
shall be cleaned out. as required by
law, during the period beginning Feb
ruary 1st. and ending March 31 St., and
that they shall again be cleaned I
within the period beginning .Inly and'
endkng August ;:ist a. i>. 1910.
All landowners and persons in
charge of lauds within said county are
hereby notified ami required to clean
their streams within the above named
Bone at Laurens. S. C. in regular
annual meeting this the Cth day of
January. A. D. 1910.
II r.. Humbert.
Co. Sti] ervisor,
l ees for llaukcrs anil Peddlers.
State of South Carolina,
Count', of Laurens.
By vlrturo of an act of the general
assembly of South Carolina provided
therefor: He it resolved by the county
board of commissioners of Laurens
county, in the state of South Carolina,
in regular annual meeting assembled;
That license fees to be paid by hawkers
and peddlers doing business within
said county during the year A. D. 1910
be anil the same uro hereby fixed in
the following amounts, to wit: For
font peddlers, fifteen dollars, peddlers
in one horse wagon, forty dollars; for
peddlers in two horse wagon, sixty
dollars; for peddlers of stoves or rang
es, for the bist wagon sixty dollars
and lor each additional wagon forty
dollars; peddlers of docks, for the
Iii St wagon liny dollars, and for each
additional wagon, thirty dollars: ped
dlers of lightning rods, for the first
wagon, twenty dollars, and for each
additional wagon ten dollars; peddlers
of spectacles, on foot, ten dollars; ped
dlers of spectacles in vehicle, fifteen
dollar-; poddlei's of sewing machines,
lor the first wagon fifty dollars and
lor each additional wagon .thirty dol
lars: peddlers of pianos or organs, for
each one horse wagon eighty dollars,
and lor each two horse wagon one
hundred and twenty dollars. All II
cell, i s lo be issued by the clerk Of
roilrl oi said county and to be of
force until the ;',lst day of December.
A, D. 1910 us provided by law.
Done at Laurens. S. <\ in regular
annual nicoliiig this the Ulli day of
January. A. I). 1910.
II It Humbert.
The Author's ofllco will be open
from the 1st day of January to the
20th day of February. 1910, to make
returns of all proper! / both real and
personal for tnxaVjon,
For the convenience of the taxpay
ers the Auditor or bis deputy will at
tend the following named places to
receive returns for said year to wit;
Martin's Store, January 10, from 0
a. in. to 12 in.
Watts Mill. February 2, from 2 p.
m. to I p. in.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and t>0 years on the 1st of Janu
ary, except those who are Incapable
of earning a support from being main
ed or from other causes, are deemed
polls, Confederate veterans excepted.
All taxpayers are required to give
Township and No. of School District:
also state whether property is situated
in town or country. Bach lot, tract
or parcel of land must be entered
After the 20th of February, f.O per
Cent penalty will be attached for fail
ure to make returns.
W. T. DOB HOI I.
Dec. I. 1000 td.
W?LL STREET ARITHMETIC
io mills make one trust.
io trusts make one combine.
10 combines make one merger.
io mergers make one magnate.
i magnate makes all the
The Original Step Toward Becoming a Magnate is
the Step Toward a Hank's Door to Lay by YOUR FIRST
Laurens, S. C.
Wishes to Aid You to Become a Magnate
Qet Your Price Right On
That Property of Yours.
No matter where or what kind it is, rich or
poor, let me know by mail or wire and I'll
help you sell it. I will visit you and help
you get it in selling shape if necessary.
. S. JUANS
Bell Phone No. 75 CLINTON, South Carolina
Anticipating advance prices on all spring fabrics
we purchased mouths ago many lines that could not
possibly he duplicated, at the figures, bad the purchase
Tin- goods consisl in part of Sheeting and Waist
Linens. Handsome weaves in W hite YVaisting and the
best grade of Shirting, Percales and many other fabrics
adapted for spring wear.
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
To see us for
The best job of Electric Wiring, Electric
Chandeliers, Electric heating devices of all
How about a front door Bell?
Swygert & Teague
Agents "E. M. P." Automobiles