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SCHOOL NEWS NOTES
OF MENS COUNTY
The Schools, Teachers and
The teachers' meeting Saturday was
well attended. The programme was
carried out. and the meeting was bene
ficial to all present.
Mr. Milton Wilson, one of our scho
larship students at Clemson, spent
Easter at his home near Shiloh. Mr.
Wilson visited the Shiloh High school
before returning to Clemson.
The Laurens High school held Its
preliminary contest last Friday night.
The school auditorium was beautifully
decorated with flowers and ferns. The
house was well filled with an Inter
ested and appreciative audience. Four
teen young men were on the stage and
they all spoke well. Mr. Phil Huff was
given the medal. He will represent
the Laurens school In the April con
Prof. H. B. Dominick from Fountain
inn was down on business last Sat
The Mountville High school will have
Its preleminary contest Friday night.
Robert Thornton. William Fellows, and
Watts Hudgens will compete for the
honor of representing their school in
the April contest. A handsome prize
will be given to the best speaker of
the evening. Dr. Hughes will deliver
an addresB on Hygiene. The evening
will be pleasant ami instructive. The
public is Invited to be present.
The trustees of the Waterloo High
school are taking steps to enlarge
their school building. They will spend
something like $1,000 on the house
this summer. The people of Cross Hill
f will also make an addition to their
building during the summer. They will
build four additional rooms to their
present house. The schools at these
two places are growing so rapidly that
larger and more up to date houses are
Hon. J. E. Swearlngen. State Super
intendent of Education will address
the people of Waterloo in the school
house on the night of the Kith.
in response to a call from Sltpt.
1*1118 the principals of the eight county
High schools met in his office last Sat
urday at 10 o'clock to make final ar
rangements concerning the Inter- High
School coi.test which will take place
on April 22nd. The judges selected
are: Solicitor R. A. Cooper. Rev. 11.
II. Crier. II. B. Dominick. Rev. Hoheit
Adams, and Rev. Mr. Green of Green
wood. The order In which the hoys
will spenk Is ns follows: Shiloh. Clin
ton, Laurens, Cross Hill. Green Fond,
Cray Court, Mountville, Waterloo
Committee on programme, music etc.
consists of B. L. Jonos, B. L. Parkin
son, and O. L. Pitts.
Prof. C. P. Owings and Mr. Clyde
Curry from Green Pond High school
came down for the preliminary con
test Friday night.
The regular spring teachers' exami
nation will be held on the 6th of May.
The examination will be held in the
court house beginning at J? o'clock. At
J[0 o'clock the doors will he closed and
thoso who come later than that hour
will not be allowed to stand.
Who Will Contribute 1
A great deal is being said and writ
ten about the Boys' Corn club. A ride
through the country will convince
anyone that there Is more going on
besides talk and writing. Everybody
both old ami young are talking corn.
More corn will be planted this spring
than ever before, and the preparation
is certainly far better than In previous
. years. Another good sign Is the gen
eral cry for hogs. It seems that every
body wants to buy pigs and shoats.
All this means that our farmers have
concluded to keep their corn-cribs and
smoke-houses In tho west no longer.
The Boys' Corn club will mean much
to the county toward educating our
boys how to grow corn. The boys are
taking hold of the matter with a de
termination to succeed. We have 14f)
boys in the club. We have the largest
(dub in the stau; and from the inieiest
' the boys are manifesting we will make
a good showing at the Columbia Corn
Now these boys are offered prizes
' that amount to about $la0. This mon
ey must come from men who are Inter
ested in our boys and in the wealth
of our country. We all depend large
" ly upon the country products. Then
let's encourage the hoys. All over the
state wo see that banks, merchants,
tributtng money for these prizes. It
Is desired that the money for these
prizes In Laurens county be a free-will
offering. We have wealthy bankers,
merchants, doctors, lawyers, editors,
mill men, farmers etc. who should be
glad to contribute to such a cause.
The money will not bo called for un
til September, but we want to get the
promise of it within the next few
weeks. Write the county superintend
ent of education the amount you wish
to give. He will appreciate it, the
county and especially the members of
the corn club will appreciate it, and
It will be the best advertisement you
Twelve Tilings to do This Month.
1. Get the land ready for planting
staple crops. Don't stop with plowing,
but harrow and re-harrow until a per
fect pulverized seed Oed is made. The
best paying work Is done before plant
2. Get good seeds for planting all
crops. Don't depend on just what you
can pick up and don't wait till planting
time to buy or select.
3. Select, prepare and plant special
"seed patches" for your seed corn and
cotton another year.
4. Get the harrows and weeders out
and begin using them. The new It's?
"Horses and Harrows" will do twice
the work of the old II's?"Hired Hoe
6. Keep the fire out of the fields. As
Dr. Knapp says, "Use more sense and
less fire." The greatest need of our
Southern soils Is humus, the most ex
pensive fertilizer is nitrogen; rotting
trash and grass supply both.
6. Keep the garden going. Don't for
get that almost everything from rad
ishes to beans and from lettuce to corn
should be planted this month.
7. Spray and prune and cultivate
your orchard. Don't turn it over to
the fungus diseases and insect pests,
even if it is a little late to start fight
8. Arrange a series of lots for hog
pasturing. With Southern pasturing
crops we can make pork more cheaply
than Western farmers can, but wo
can't compete using corn alone.
!?. (Jet busy In the poultry ward.
Don't have chicks hatched with no pro
vision made to take care of them and
don't put It off until hot wenther.
It), (live tho work stock special care.
Don't allow them to get poor or have
them suffering from sore backs and
11. Screen the doors and windows,
clean up the back yard and about the
barn, get rid of stagment water about
the house. Files carry typhoid; mos
quitoes cause malaria. Keep them out.
12. Fix up the house and yard. Don't
allow your homo to be lacking In that
beauty which Is Its inherent right.?
POINTS FROM PRINCETON.
Layman's Missionary Meeting Held at
Princeton, April 2.?At the Colum
bia church there was held on last
Sunday a Layman's missionary meet
ing which was addressed by Rev. R.
J. Williams and Mr. Lawton of Green
ville and Col. John H. Wharton of
Easter egg hunts were given by
Miss Maude Machen to hor Sunday
school class and by Mrs. J. L. Hngwell
for tho pupils of her school.
Mr. C. A. Power of Laurens was in
this section last week surveying for
one or two parties.
Messrs J. E. Allen and J. R. Calla
ham of Honea Path were visitors to
Princeton this week.
Mr. J. C. Mllford of Greenville was
bore on business last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. ('arter spent last
Sunday at Honea Path with their
daughter ,Mrs. .T. E. Allen.
Mr. Frank Minor of Clinton was a
recent vlstor to this place.
Mrs. Mary W.Carter has closed a
successful years' work as teacher of
the Lebanon school, Croenvi.'e coun
ty, and Is now at home.
Messrs J. F. Cox of Greenville and
W. M. Ellison of Honea Path were in
town Tuesday on business.
Rev. and Mrs. R. J. Williams of
Greenville Bpent Easter here.
Worse than Kullefs.
Pullets have often caused less suf
fering to soldiers than the eczema L.
W. Hnrrlman. Purlington, Me., got It
In the rrniy, and suffered with it forty
years. "Hut Hucklon's Arnica Salve
cured me when all else failed," he
writes. Croatest healer for Sores, Ul
cers, Holls. Burns, Cuts. Wounds,
Hiuises and Piles. 260 at Laurons
DAMON AND PYTHIAS.
According und Yo Editor of (lie Ander?
son Daily Mail.
News and Courier.
(Editor's Note: In the Issue of The
News and Courier of March 11, ap
peared an inquiry by Mr. A. E. Evlson
of Barn well, regarding the real history
Concerning Damon and Pythias. We
are here reproducing the real "his
tory" of the story, as told by the edi
tor of the Anderson Dally Mall, and
trust that It will prove satisfactory.
Perhaps Mr. Evlson Is not acquainted
with our good friend Brother Car
penter; If not, this will prove a most
The "history" Is as follows:
Pythias was a married man in an
cient Syracuse. He went on a whiz
one night and got into an awful
scrape. He smashed a show ease in
a cigar store, and ate a steak In the
cafe and wouldn't pay for It. and
raised a rough house generally, and
finally wound up by trying to go to
bed in the piano at the moving pic
ture show. The police got him, of
course, and tho next morning the re
corder, Dionysius, gave him a sentence
of thirty days without the alternative
of a fine. Now, as they were taking
the prisoners down the street to the
rock pile, Damon, one of Pythias'
neighbors, came along. "Hail!" cried
Pythias, or words to that effect.
"Say, you've got to he a friend. I
want you to go to my wife, and prove
an alibi for me. Tell her the firm has
sent me to Greenville to look after
some bad debts, or any other He that
you can think of if It Is a better one,
and make her believe It. I'll do as
much for you some day." He would
have talked more, but the guard
punched him In the ribs and told him
to gadap. Now, about three months
before this Damon and Pythias had
both been trying to hire the same
stenographer and Pythias had won
out. So, on this beautiful, bright
spring morning Damon didn't do a
thing but go to Pythias' house and
told just what had happened. He told
the whole naked truth without con
cealing a single thing. And about
fourteen minutes later he came hot
footing it into the police station,
minus his hat and with Ills face torn
and his shirt front all blooded up.
and this was the story he told: "Hun
for your lives, you fellows. Pythias'
old wife. Phllopena, Is on the warpath.
Sho Is armed with a gun and a rasor
and n hat pin, and she says she is
coming up here and clean out this
whole works. And she'll come Jolly
well near doing it. too, for you see
what sho has done for me." Now.
the sergeant was a married man him
self. He sent an offcer post haste to
tho chalngang, and had Pythias
brought back to the station house.
They took the stripes off him and
gave him back his clothes and u Pro
mo seltzer, which braced him up.
and sent him to his ofllce, and when
Phllopena got there they said they
hadn't Been Pythias in a month and
didn't know anything about him.
Phllopena went on to her husband's
ofllce. and when she got there he was
working on the books like all pos
essed. But he wasn't napping -no,
indeed. He beat her to It and lit In
and gave her a 1 Bio of talk about how
he had been called out of town sud
denly the afternoon before. and
couldn't get her on the 'phone, and
had told the boys in the ofllce to let
her know about It and they had for
gotten it, and he had Just gotten In
and had to stop by the ofllce and go
over the books because he couldn't
depend on anybody to keep things
straight, and he was going on up to
the house In B little while, for ho came
from over yonder on tho early train
and hadn't had any breakfast, and,
oh dear, do sit down, he said. When
Phllopena told him what Damon had
said he was very much astonished,
and then looked sad, and ho said he
did not intend to tell her, but that
he had noticed that Damon had been
acting strangely for some time, and,
really he was afraid ho had begun
doping. Phllopena believed It or pre
tended that sho did. which always
amounts to the same thing. She said
she had been so worried, but It was
all right now, and it was a pity he
had to work so hard and be away
from home so much, for she did miss
him so much when he was away. And
then she sighed and said It was such
a pity about Mr. Damon, but she
wasn't suiplrsed, Considering the kind
of a wife be had, for she was so ex
travagant, and didn't half keep the
house, nnd was always nagging at him.
Whoreunon Pvlhlus f.i.i. immiu wiin
I himself behind his back. Then Philo?
j pena straightened up the paperb on
the desk and fidgeted about for a
while, and then sighed again and
again and said that now that as she
j was up-tOWU she guessed she had bet
| ter do that shopping that she had
j been thinking about, as it would save
another trip and it was, so much trou
ble to fix up, and would Pythias please
let her have forty dollars. Pythias
coughed up llie money without bat
j ting nn eye. and Phllopena took it
j and went out. winking at herself as
she went, and Pythias spent the rest
of the dav talking to himself and
kicking the chairs around. And now
we come to the saddest part of It all,
for Damon and Pythias were never
friends any more. In fact they never
spoke to each other again as long as
they lived, and they always acted as
if they were afraid to get within reach
of each other. Damon moved to
Newberry not long afterward and that
was the last that anybody ever heard
This, children, is the true story of
it. Of corse it is told somewhat
differently in the histories, but his
tories are always unreliable. You
would do weil if you would never be
lieve anything you read in the his
tories unless you just know it is so.
Now. Pythias was a pretty good sort
of a chap in a way. and he had a lot
i of friends, and thop managed to cover
up the scandal. It would have been
awful if it had gotten out on him, you
know. The way they managed to
cover il up was that they organized a
lodge, and in this manner they kept
the secret all to tin insolves. They call
ed the lodge the Knights of Pythias.
Other lodges were organized from time
to time, to meet similar emergencies
and the thing kept on growing, until
today the Knights of Pythias is one of
the strongest secret societies in the
county, it also claims to be one of
the most noblest. Some of the very
best peoplo belong to it. for. you see,
yon can't get so many people into a
thing without having some of them a
hove the average. Pour papa belongs
to it. Thank you. children.
The Knights of Pythias is really a
splendid organization, and it does a
lot of good. The only deception it
practices on the public is the name,
for it is not the Klnghts of l'ythlas
at all. but the Nights of Pythias. For
when the lodge meets the members
1 get up and talk about what an old
soak l'ythlas was, ami how ho used
to spend his nights, and how we must
never go and do likew ise When new
members are brought in. the first
lesson impressed upon . iem is that
while it is possible to i i a woman
If we will all stick together, it can't
be done every time, nnd it Is ever so
much betler If wo don't do anything
lo make- ll necessary to try It. An
other lesson Impressed upon tho young
members Is that ir they will slay at
, home of nights and behave themselves
they may not have quite so much fun.
, but they will feel a winde lot better
the next morning and they won't bo
afraid to go tip-town, It is a very
beautiful lesson. You just ought to
hear Prank Lander giving the lec
ture. I le is line on It.
One of the mottoes of the Knights
of Pythias is that those who make
hay should live in glass houses. An
other is that an honest man never gets
fat. It has been said by envious and
malicious people -those who have been
blackballed, perhaps- that another of
the mottoes is (hat the Lord admireth
a Cheerful liar, but that Is a mistake.
There Is no such motto In our noble
We hove told yon all this, children,
so you will Understand why it is thai
papa has to go up.town tonight. You
see. all the Knights of Pythias In An
derson county are coming to the city
tonight to be the gues?s of Chhpiola
lodge at a banquet in Maple hall. There
are six or eight lodges In the county,
and every member Is coming, or most
of them, so there will be a big crowd.
I It Is a greot honor for Chlquola lodge
to be able to entertain all her brethren
and we are going to spread ourselves.
I It Is going to be n BcrumptlOU8 affair.
'There will be eatables and drinkables
and smokeables from who laid the.
rail, nnd speech making to beat the
band. There will be speeches by such
men ns George Rombert and Klbert
Aull nnd Paul Sullivan anil other big
noises, and your papa may have to
make a speech himself. You see, when
n man belongs to a lodge he has cer
tain duties which cannot be shirked.
Of course, this banquet Is putting a
lot of hard work on some of us. but
we don't mind It. for there Is nothing
i Oo i ic, l uo i .air,
to think about taking out a policy
on your house if it is already
burning. We take a risk but not
a certainty. If you have taken
time by the forelock, and insured
your property against tiro, you
that the company Will pay all
your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family to protect them from all
troubles. Do not bo a laggard.
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
Enterprise Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
A D VERT IS EM EN T
I am still prepared to do all kinds
of WATCH, CLOCK and JEWELRY
Repairing at Moderate Prices, and
Guarantee all my Work.
A Full Line of
WATCIIKS, CHAINS, BHACHI.KTS,
RINGS, NKCK-CHAINS, LOCKFTS,
The Reliable Jeweler.
Next to Hotel, I.aureus, S. C.
other people happy. Remember that
Now, children, It may bo :.' or ?.
o'clock before your papa gets homo.
He Will all tuckered out and will want
; to sleep late in the morning, Plenso
don't make any fuss when yon got up.
And now, children, good-night.
! Pleasant dreams!
HOW TO Cl'HK Uli Fl M A l l SM.
It Is an Internal Disease and Requires
an Internal Remedy.
The cause of Rheumatism and kin
dred diseases is an excess of uric
' acid in the blood. To cure this terrible
disease this acid must he expelled and
the system so regulated thai no more
acid will be formed fp excessive
quantities. Rheumatism is an Internal
disease and requires an internal reine
I dy. Rubbing Wllh Oils and Liniments
, will not cure, affords only temporary
! relief at best, causes you to delay this
proper treatment, allows the malady
to get a tinner hold on you. Liniments
may ease the pain, but they will no
: more cure Rheumatism than pnlnI
will change the fibre of rotten wood
Science has at last discovered a per.
i feet and complete cure, which is call
i ed "Rhoumaclde." Tested in hundreds
, of cases, It has effected the most mar
velous cures: we believe tt Will cure
you. RheUinaCldfl "gets at the joints
from the inside." sweeps the poisons
out of the system, tones up the stom
ach, regulates the liver and kidneys
and makes yon well all over. Rhou
maclde "strikes the root of the (Ils
en S6 and removes its cause." This
1 splendid remedy is sold by druggists
and dealers generally at f?0C. and $1
a bottle. In tablet form at 2? and ROC
a package. Qel a bottle today Book
let free if you write to Bobbin Chem
ical Co.. Baltimore. Md. Trial bottle
I tablets 25C by mall. For sale by LAC
Oi' the Condition of The People* Loan
and KxcllUllge Hank, Located at Lau*
rens, S. C. at the Close of Business
.March 24, I'.Mo.
Loans and Discounts .. ..$377,462.36
i Hunds and Stocks owned by
the Mank. 37.000.00
Hanking House. 10,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures. .. 2,600.00
Due from Hanks and Hank
Silver and other Coin. 3,631.56
Checks and Cash Hems. .. 1.490.69
Caplital Stock Paid In, ..$100,000.00
Surplus Fund. 26,000.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Hue to Hanks and Hankers, 2,199.51
Dividends Unpaid. 40.00
Individual Deposits subject
to Check. 163,690.94
Time Certificates of Deposit, 86,361.10
Cashier's Cheeks. 131.97
Hills Payable, including Cor
tiflcatcs for Money Bor
State of South Carolina
County of Laurens. sa. 1
Before me came c. w. Tune, Cashier
of the above named bank, who, being
duly sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement Is a true condi
tion of said bank, as shown by the
books of said hank.
C. \V. TUNE.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this ?1st day of March, 1910.
W. R. MoCuen,
Notary Public, 8. C.
Correct Attest: J. W. Todd, W. A.
Watts. J. II. Sullivan, Directors.
Of the Condition of The Enterprise
Hunk, Located at Laurens, S. C,, at
(he ( lose of Business March 24th,
Loans and Discounts.$245.514.69
Bonds and Stocks owned by
the Hank. 7.218.75
I Banking House. 21,560.16
I Furnitur?' nnd Fixtures. .. 4,936.82
i Due from Hanks and Hauk
i eis. 23,260.22
! Currency. 4,128.00
Silver and other Coin. .. 2.377.84
Checks and Cash Hems. .. 609.64
LI ABI L1TIE8:
I Capital Stock Paid In. . .$100.000.00
, Surplus Fund. 16,000.00
Pmllvidod Profits, less Cur
rent lOxpenscs and Tuxes
Dm' to Hanks and Bankers, 2,160.05
Dividends Unpaid. 133.00
individual Deposits subject
to Check. $110,462.68
Savings Deposits 3I.UH2.05
Of Deposit .... 43,023.55
Total deposits. 184.568.28
State of South Carolina
County of Laurens. ss.
liefere ,n<- came C, II, Roper, Cashier
of (he tihovc named bank, who. being
ilulv sworn, says that the above and
foregoing statement is a (rue condition
of laid lunik, as shown by the books
of said bank.
C. II. ROPER.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
this 20th day of March, 1910.
W. Q. Lancaster,
Notary Public, 8. C.
Correcl Attest: N. B. Dial, C. E.
Kennedy, S. M. Wllkes. Directors.
4M' (he Condition of the Dunk of Crotts
Hill. Located al Cross Hill, S. C, at
the ( lose of Business March 24th,
Loans and Discounts.$ 95,518.83
' Overdrafts. 16.28
Hanking House. 1,250.21
Furniture and Fixtures. .. 2,080.77
Due from Hanks and Hank
Silver and other Coin, .. 731.84
Capital Stock Paid i.$ 25.000.00
Surplus Fund. 6,500.00
Undivided Profits, less Cur
rent Expenses and Tuxes
Dividends Unpaid. 16.00
Individual Deposits subjoct
to Check. 38,645.88
Time Certificates of Deposit 38,550.26
Cashiers Checks. 105.07
Slate of South Carolina
County of Laurens. 88.
Before me came E. B. Rasor, Caeh
ler of the above named hunk, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement Is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by tho
books of said bank.
E. B. RA80R.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
tin 311 t day of March. HC0.
J. E. Iranian,
Correcl Attest: w. C. Rasor, J. II.