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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 fire, 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 be a laggard.
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Laurens, S. C.
The McCord ?
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make High Grade Pho
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more nor offer any
more special inducement
has always done. j
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and the best service for
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Laurens, S. C.
When you feet
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UR.KING'S NEW DISCOVERY
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RURAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS
TRINITY RIDGE SCHOOL
Editor of Advertiser:
I band you herewith an article for
our educational column. As will be
seen this is written from the Trinity
Ridge School by Miss Bessie Hud
gens, principal of the school.
As will be seen from the article this
school has made rapid prgress with
in the past few years. This general
improvement of school conditions is
the direct fruits of consolidation. I
am glad to announce nlso that this
school has recently been acknowl
edged as a State High School, and will
receive High School appropriation this
year. Trinity Ridge will have a rep
resentative at the High School Con
test in April.
Geo. L. Pitts,
Co. Supt. of Education.
Trinity Ridge School.
'"In union there is strength" is what
the trustees and patrons of Chestnut
Ridge and Trinity schools realized in
the summer of 1907.
These two schools were situated
about a mile apart on the lonely
church grounds of Chestnut Ridge and
Trinity churches respectively. Each
with something like an average of
twenty pupils from the ilrst through
the ninth grade. Each with a teacher
deeply interested in the pupils and
doing the best work possible under
the circumstances. Hut the wide
awake people of these communities
saw at once that with the schools
consolidated more efficient work could
be clone by two teachers, than to re
main as they were and expect one
to teach In one day all subjects from
the primary through advanced class,
es in Latin and Mathematics. Ac
cordingly a meeting of the patrons
and trustees was called and consol
idation thoroughly discussed. The de
cision ws to buy a lot half way be
tween the two schools and roll the
two old buildings together. In a few
days the trustees had selected one of
the most beautiful building sites in
the county and three acres at $f.O per
acre purchased. Across the field on
one side came rolling the old Chest
nut Ridge school room, while down
the road facing it, came Trinity. They
met on this beautiful knoll and to
them a third room containing a nice
stage was built. These three rooms
arc separated by folding doors, which
when thrown open gives a nice audl
torlum. We then had a neat comfort
able building, valued at $1,000. In
order to maintain me school thus es
tablished, a four mill tax which waa
at that time the limit, was voted.
At the opening of school in Septem
ber, the grounds were covered with
cotton even to the door. After It was
gathered, the patrons came with their
plows, wagons, scrapes, etc., and lev
eled off the grounds, laid off walks,
planted trees and sodded the lawn with
At the December meeting of the
State School Improvement Associa
tion, we were given a $f>0 prize which
we used to paint the house. A little
later the local Rural School Improve
ment Association gave an entertain
ment from which a nice sum was real
ized. This was used for Improving
and better equipping the interior. The
teachers realized that there exist in
the heart of every boy and girl a love
for the beautiful and that the more at
tractive and home-like the pupils' en
vironments, the better the attendance
and more efliclent the work.
In the summer after the close of the
second session, the trustees decided
to divide those seventy five pupils in
to three departments and to elect a
third teacher. In September of 1909,
the third room was fitted up with
desks, table, stove, black-boards, etc..
and into it the eighth, ninth and tenth
grades began work with one teacher
to devote her whole time to them.
Think of the change. In the spring
of 1907, this same teacher had closed
school at Chestnut Ridge where she
had nine giades. hearing on an aver
age of forty-live recitations a day.
Our school has. made rapid pro
gress since the consolidation. The
enrollment each year has been from
seventy to seventy-live, flood work
has been done and is being done by
the pupils. Those who left the tenth
grade last year are doing good work
We have just finished putting a
fresh coat of paint on the house. On
the grounds a good well has been
bored; the pump for which was pre
sented by a true friend and stanch
supporter of the school. Dr. A. C. Ful
Many thanks are due to our efficient
board of trustees, Messrs. G. A. Fuller.
Frank Owings and John D. W. Watts
for their interest and untiring efforts
to maintain a high standard for the
THE LAUREINS GIRLS
AT WINTHROP COLLEGE
What is Being Done at the State Col.
lege t'or Girls that is of Interest
to Luurens County People, Written
by u Luurens Count) Girl.
Winthrop College. Feb. IS.?Rev. \V.
H. Thayer. Raster of the First Bap
tist church of Laurens, preached a
very impressive sermon at Winthrop
on last .Sunday evening. Iiis many
friends were glad to see him and all
enjoyed the sermon.
The Student Volunteer Convention
of S. C. held its first meeting in the
College auditorium last night. After
, Devotional Services Dr. D. 15. Johnson
gave a welcome address. The two
speakers of the evening were Rev.
.las. (). Reavis, D. D.. Sec. Presby
terian Hoard nf Missions, and Rev. K.
II. RawllngS, Hoard of Missions. M. E.
church. South. The whole meeting
was a real success and great good is
expected to come from having this
splendid organization meet here for
two and one half day's work together.
Dr. .lames I*. Kinard. Professor of
English at Winthrop, and Miss Sarah
Withers, an instructor of the Train
ing School, have recently had it new
English grammar published, it is be
ing used now in the Training School.
They expect to offer it to the StatG
Hoard for use in the public BChOOls of
It will no doubl he Int resting to
many to know that there are daught
ers at Winthl'Op 'if two hundred sev
(rtty-throo farmers* and that agrlcul
ure is. now a rOf|Ulrod study at Win
throp. Until this year, those; girls
Who ( ho<<- might take horticulture, but
OW all t king the normal course are
Iii i o take agriculture In the
lophomoro year. This course is In
d not only to prepare tho girls
i t >ach the subject In the schools,
hm also to give them some very valu
able information about plant growth
In general. Mr. Niven, the teacher, Is
very enthusiastic about his subject.
The classes are now grafting apple
ti es and putting out grape cuttings.
They tire also learning several meth
ods of spraying for the purpose of
killing insects and fungous diseases.
The classes are not Just learning
lie theory of this work but each pu
:l has a garden and does actual plant
'in' and working. A few examination
questions will suggest something of
the'practical value of this work:
"What is meant by 8-::..*, fertilizing
"Give details of the only way by
Which a fanner may determine just
what fertilizers his soil needs to grow
a certain crop."
"What do you understand by crop
rotation, and of what benefit is it?"
The Lurens county girls at Win
throp this year are: Cora Armstrong,
Sara Babb, Edmonia (larrett, Shirley
ilix. Katharine Irhy. Willie Dorroh.
Edith Austin, Chloe Johnson, Poarle
Clardy, Lilly Miller. Charlotte Me
Gowai), GUa May Martin. Ruth Payne,
Lillian Peterson. Daisy Phillips. Willie
Stewart, Kli/.a May Sullivan. Maurie
Simpson. Ruth Stokos, Marguerite
Toibert. Imogcne Wllkes, Eileen
KILLED BY CAROLINA SPECIAL.
S. 15. Cenncr, Principal of School at
Port Motto ( rushed in Attempting
to Alight From .Minim; Train,
Fort Motto, Feb. 18.?S. Bland Con
ner, principal of Fort Motto school,
while attempting to get off of the
Carolina Special, No. 7. this morning,
was thrown under the train and
against the platform at the depot and]
horribly mangled. lie died at
o'clock Immediately after his mangled
arm was amputated by Dr. T. II.
Dreher of St. Matthews and Dr. Paul
K. SwlUer, His arm was crushed to
pieces and his head was cut in several
places. This accident is deplored by
his many friends.
Mr. Conner graduated at Wofford
College last year and was elected
principal of the Fort Motto school.
He left Fort Motto this morning, go
ing to St. Matthews to attend a meet
ing of teachers am) returned on
train No. 7. Which does not stop
here. It Is supposed he thought he
could safely get off the moving train.
We offer One Hundred Dollars P*i?
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not ho cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cseney & Co., Toledo. O.
We, thn undersigned, have known
F. J, Cheney for the last l.r> years,
and believe him perfectly honourable
in all business t rani-act ions and finan
cially abls to carry out any obligations
made by His firm.
Waldfug, Kliman & Marvin,
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Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
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blood and mucous surfaces of the sys
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Take Hall's Family Pills for con
OVER TWO HUNDRED
?MURDERS I IN ONE YEAR
That is the Record of Sooth Carolina
for the Year 1910? Only 86 were
Columbia, Feb. 12.?There were 205
persouB murdered in South Carolina
last year. There were 86 persons con
victed of murder during the same
period and there were 103 found not
guilty and there was no bill found
against 1G. There were 311 houseB
entered last year by criminals. Of
this number 23.r> were convicted and
51 were found not guilty and bills
were discontinued against 25.
These criminal statistics are taken
from the annual report of Attorney
General Lyon, which has been sent to
the general assembly. The report
covers the work of the olllce during
the year. The report contains a state
ment of cuses pending and disposed
of In the various courts, state and
federal, showing the status of same,
some of the opinions given by the at
torney general's ofllce, a financial
statement showing the disposition of
appropriations made for the ofllce, re
ports of the circuit solicitors and
"I desire," soys the attorney gen
eral, "to call the attention of your
honorable body to the dlfllcultles at
tending the collection of some of the
corporation license tax each year and
respectfully refer you to remarks made
upon this subject in my last annual
report. Some plan should he adopted
to both facilitate and insure the col
lection of taxes under the corporation
license tax act."
A review of the proceedings insti
tuted against the city of Augusta to
require the proper fish way to be
erected or to have the dam demolished
is given in the report. The report
shows that injunctions were obtained
in the Rlchlaod county court against
eight "social clubs."
As to the case of H. H. Evans, the
attorney general has the following to
say: "This Is an indictment against
11. H. Evans, formery a director of
the State dispensary, charging him
with accepting rebates for his own use
and nor for the benefit of the State.
It Is my purpose to dispose of this
case during the ensuing year.
An attack of the grip Is often fol
lowed by a persistent cough which to
many proves a great annoyance.
Chamberlain's ('ought Kemr dy has
been extensively used and with good
success for the relief and cure of this
cough. .Many cases have been cured
after all other remedies had failed.
Sold by Laurens Drug-Co.
SENATOR TILLMAN OVERCOME.
In Making Eulogy on the Life of De
censed Senators South Carolinian
Cnable to Continue.
Washington. Feb. 18.?So affected
by his emotions and weakened by
the illness with which he was strick
en during the last session of con
gress as to be unable to continue.
Senator Tillman of South Carolina,
sank sobbing into his seat shortly af
ter having begun a speech in eulogy
of the late Senators Alexander s.
Clay of Georgia, and Jonathan P.
Dolliver of Iowa. Senator Bacon of
Georgia moved hastily over and took
a seat by the South Carolinian. A
few Words from Mr. DaCOIl in a
measure restored the control of bis
nerves to Mr. Tillman and soon
thereafter he feebly left the chamber.
The scene was an affecting one, and
members on the floor and spectators
in the gallery visibly were moved. The
attempt to speak at length was the
first Mr. Tillman had made since his
return to Iiis duties, and his friends
had feared that it might prove too
great a lax upon Iiis Impaired strength
Mr, Tlllman's concluding words
"Dolliver. as we all called him. was
a great man. Great men tire plenti
ful in this country, hut not as great
as Dolliver. Good men are plentiful
in this country, hut not us good as
clay. The both have loft us and
we know not how soon our own time
may come. I fe >! that with especial
force. Hut-Hut I cannot go on
Mr. President. I >..i?. thoughts, but
the words will not come. So I will
A few minutes delay In treating
some cases of croup, even the length
of time it takes to go for a doctor of
ten proves dangerous. The safest
way Is to keep Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy In the bouse and at the first
Indications of croup give the child a
dose. IMeasant to take and always
cures. Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
St. Peter (to applicant)- What was
your business when on earth?
Applicant - Editor of a newspaper.
St. Peter? Rig circulation, of course?
Applicant- No. small ; smallest In
St. Peter?Pick out your harp.
Your chance now to hava consul
tation with an expert truss litter next
Tuesday, Feb. 28th., at the Laurens
Drug Co Dr. BlgolOW of New York
will be there. New trusses fitted, old
Our establishment is in
tended for the particular
people?folks who appreci
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none too good for so valua
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Our superior equipment
means better service, exact
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trouble, in correcting it with
Laurens, S. C.
OH! YOU LADIES
Stop! Listen! Read!
"Bread is the Staff of Life'*
Therefore Have it Good.
We know you are a good
cook, but you can't make
good bread out of sorry
flour, can you? Then why do
you use the so-called Patent,
First Patent or Fancy Patent
Flour that is now being sold
you, simply because you have
HENRY CLAY FLOUR
the 100 per cent pure wheat
flour, which we will sell you
at a very little over the cost
of so-called patent flour. We
guarantee each and every
saek of Henry Clay Flour to
do better than any other
flour on the market and
stand ready to back up our
statement. Henry Clay is
good for breakfast, good
for dinner, good for supper
and good all the time for
the children between meals.
Yours for business
J. H. Sullivan
LAURENS, S. C.
?UMittafWTiwwivai m-ix Vim.
Steps Teeth Decay
It r-'.j [-.to ever/ ?:-.cvcn pu? J. }.:?
too:!) ? pcnclf&lc3 every crevice, inside
and outsido ill) loot.),
Cavities u:irca<-!:c!;!<: With powder* are
quickly cleaned willt
ANTISEPTIC TOOTH PASTE
Ai it carrici llie cn'.Lrptic* to the very
placo needed ? the uiueer? o[>eningi
caused l.y l!ie decay.
Package* ere large, handy and ceo
nomiccl. A'l you liavo to do is squeeze
out ca your brui.li ju:t wiiat you want.
1 ho illustration thows how it* done.
1 ho flavor i* particularly pleating.
Laurens Drug Company
Laurens, S. C.
Jno. W. Ferguson C. C. Fenthorstonc
W. B. Knight
FRRGUSON, PEATHERSTONE & KNIQHT
Attorneys nt Law
I.aurcns, S. C.
Prompt and careful attention given
to all business',
Oflicc Over Palmetto Hank.
The Books of the County Treasurer
will be opened for the collection 6f
State, County and CuxnmutaUon Roaj*
Taxes for fiscal year, 1910, at Ufe
Treasurer's Office from October 15th,
to December 3lst., 1910. After De
cember 31st., one per cent, will 'Ut?
added. After January 31st. two per
cent, will be added, and after Feb
ruary 28th., Beven per cent, will Be
added Oil the 15th of March, 19W.
when the books will oe closed.
All persons owning property In
more tjian one Township are request
ed to call for receipts In each of tt\ts
several Townships In wnlch the prop
erty is located. This 1b important, as
additional cost and penalty may be
All able bodied malo citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and 60 years Of
age a.-e liable to pay a poll tax of
$1.00 except old soldiers, who are ex
empt at 60 years or age. Commuta
tion Road Tax $1.00, in lieu of road
duty. Road Tax to be paid by the 1st
day of March, 1911. Other taxes to
be paid at the tlmo as staled ?bufe.
The tax levy 1j as follows:
For State purposes.5% milln
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mlllH
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Railroad Bonds 1 mit!
For Roads and Bridge Bonds 3 millr
For Court House Bonds .. ..1 mill
Special Schools?I?urens Township.
Laurens No. 11.6 mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2.2 mills
Narnie No. 3.2 mills
Baileys No. 4.2 mills
Mills No. 6.2 mills
Oak Grove No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools?Youngs Township.
Youngs No. 2.3 mills
No. 4.3 mills
No. 6.3 mil Ik
Fountain Inn No. 3B.10 mills
Lanford No. 10.2% mills
Ora No. 12.2 m?h
Special Schools?Dials Township
Green Pond No. 1.3 mills
Dials No. 2.i.3 mills
Shiloh No. 3.2 milks
Gray Court-Owlngs No. 5 .. ..2 mills
Barksdale No. 6.2 mills
Dials Church No. 7.2 mills
Special Schools?Sullivan Township.
Princeton No. 1.3 mills
Poplar Springs No. S .. ..2 mill*
No. 4.4 mills
No. 5.4 mil Ik
Tumbling Shoals No. 6 .. ..2V& mills
Brewerton No. 7.3 mills
Sullivan Township R R Bonds 4 mills
Special Schools?Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. 14.3 mills
ML Gallagher No. 1.3 nulls
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mills
Kkom No. 3.2 mills
No. 4.2 mill.
No. f>.3 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. 6.2 nulls
ML Olive No. 7.4 mills
Special Schools?Cross III11 Township
Cross Hill No. 13.6 null
Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 4.2 mills
Cross Hill No. D.2 nulls
Cross Hill No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools?Hunter Township
Mountvllle No. ig.4V1> mills
Hunter No. 2.2 nulls
Hunter No. 3.2 null
Clinton No. B.3 nulls
Hunter No. s.3 mills
Special Schools?Jacks Township
Jacks No. L">.3 mills
Special Schools, Seutllotown Township
Scufflelown No. l.2 mills
Lanford No. 10.2?/j mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Prompt attention will be given thosi
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mail by check, money order, etc.
Persons sending in lists of names to
be taken off are requested to send
them early; and give the Township of
each, as the Treasurer is very busy
during the month of December.
J. D. MOCK.
Oct. 7tb.. 1010?tf.
Take notice that on the 2Sth day i<i
February, I will render a final it
count of my acts and doings as Ad
ministratrix of the estate of It I.
Met/.s , deceased, in the Office of the
Judge of Probate of Laurens county,
at II o'clock, a. m.. and on the satin
day will apply for a final dlschni
from my trusts as Administratrix
Any parson indebted to said esi id
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that dale; and all person,
having Claims against said estate Will
present them on or before said (late,
duly proven or be forever barred.
Alice M. Met/.s,
January 2B, 1911.?1 mo.
Take notice that on the 27th da, ol
February, we will render a final i
count of our act8 and doings as Ex
OCUtors of the estate of J. R. Swltzer
deceased, in (ho office of the Judge o
Probate of Laurens county, at II o
clock, a. in., and on the same day will
apply for it finnl discharge from our
trusts as Executors.
Any person Indebted to said estate
are notified and reunited to make paj
ment on that date; and all person
having claims against, said estate will
present them on or before said (1
duly proven or he forever barred,
J. M. Shell.
January !.">, 1911,?1 nin.