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DISPENSARY SCHOOL MONEY.
To be Distributed Acording to the Sug
gestions of tbe State Heard of Ed
Columbia. March 15.-?The State
board of education held a most Im
portant Pioctiittt today in the ofllee of
tho governor. Since this was the first
meeting of the year the board dls
ctiBsed the several educational acts
passed at the recent session of the
general assembly The governor
stated that he still has under consid
eration tho bill regulating tho dis
position of the State dispensary fund.
This bill appropriates $100,000 to
the public -oChools to be apportioned
among the several counties accord
ing to the enrollment of the scholas
tic year 1909-1910, and further pro
vides for the distribution of the bal
ance which might remain next year.
The bill allows the apportionment
and payment of this money to be
made at any time prior to July 1,
1911, and the governor as chairman
?of the State board of education sub
mitted the question to the considera
tion of the members stating that he
was in hearty sympathy with every
effort to improve the public schools
and that he desired the best result
to follow the expenditure of this
money. The matter will probably be
decided finally at the April meeting of
Adoption of Text Hooks.
The special object of this meeting
was to arrange plans for the adop
tion of text books. The present con
tract expires August 31, and the
board decided that the adoption
should be taken up at its meeting
June 17. A committee composed -of
Mr. J. Lyles Glenn, Mr. H. P. Rice
and the State superintendent of edu
cation was appointed to draw up and
submit to the bonrd at its April meet
ing forms for the text book contract
Idds by publishers, bonds and the for
mal notice to be given to all parties
Wishing i9 submit samples for con
In 1909 the board decided that the
semi-annual teachers' examination
should be held on the first Friday in
May aid the flrBt Friday in October
respectively. This policy will be con
tinued and the examination this
spring will occur Friday, May 5.
Agriculture is to be included among
the subjects and this examination will
bo bused on two bulletins Issued by
the United States department of ag
rlcuRure, "School lessons on Corn,"
and "School exercises In plant pro
duction." Section 1199, volume 1, of
tho civil code provides that the sev
eral county hoards of education shall
bo appointed by tho state board every
second year at its regular meeting in
April. These appointments will be
made on April 7 and every county
superintendent of education bus been
requested to lcoommn.ii the na.nes
of tho members to be uppointed In his
county. Seven school build'ngn were
reported as receiving S'.ate aid from
the building fund and committees
planning to erect new school houses
should send in their application with
Cross Hill, March 13.?A few days
ago Mr. Albert Garrett stepped off a
train here while it was in motion and
was thrown to the ground. He recov
ered from the shock in a few moments,
but came near being seriously hurt.
He was considerably dazed from the
fall and hardly knew what had hap
pened to him for some time afterward.
Rev. G. G. Mays, Supt. of Home Mis
sions, preached at the Presbyterian
church Sunday evening.
A gloom was cast over our town Sat
urday when it became known that
death had entered the happy home of
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Wharton and that
Louis Kirk, the 11 year old son of
Mrs. Wharton. was dead. Louis had
been sick several days but no one
thought his illness was so serious un
til the day before he died. His broth
er, Charlie Kirk, who lives in Flori
da, came on Sunday and the body was
laid to rest in the Presbyterian ceme
tery Sunday afternoon. His pastor,
Rev, U. M. Hollingsworth, conducted
the service. Much sympathy Js felt
for the family and a large number of
friends and relatives attended the fun
eral. The seventh grade of the school
attended in a body.
The school here will be represent
ed at the oratorical contest at Lau
rens. Several of the boys will con
test for the place to represent the
sclmol. A medal will be given to the
Quite a number of our young people
attended the entertainment at Mount
vllle last Monday evening given by the
Clinton Glee Club.
RED HEX ORGANIZE WIGWAM.
?iis Instituted at Ekora Saturday
Xlirht by Deputy Boll ?I Ware
With thirty eight charter members,
Warrior Creek Wigwam No. 82, Im
proved Order of Red Men. was Insti
tuted at Ekom Hat unlay night by De
puty Organizer Bell of Ware Shoals.
The following officers were elected:
J. W. Oray. K; J. O. Cooper, S; Carl
Y. CulbertEon. S. S.; R E. McDaulel.
J. S.; John Stone, K. of R.; A. R.
Thome, K. of W.; Jolip Lynch. G. of
W.: Edgar nurts, G. of F., J. W Dav
enport and John Drake lt>*. and 2nd
S.; L. C. Culbertson, 1st warrior; T.
J. Cooper. 2nd warrior; J. \V. Can
non, 3rd warrior; J A. Arnold, 1th
warrior; Thomas Jones Will Daven
port. Oscar Stone, Judson Harvey,
Attending Head ( amp, W. O. W.
Among the delegates representing
the different Woodmen of the World
camps in Laurens County at the meet
ing this week in Columbia of the Head
Comp are C. A. Power, John A. Franks.
J. Lee Langston of Laurens; J. F.
Walker, A. R. Thome and G. M.
.Moore of Waterloo township, Ed
Shell of Gray Court, G. Y. Hellams of
Parksdale, W. E. McClintock of Ora,
R. M. Wasson of Friendship; JameB
Scott of Princeton.
Do you know that of all the minor
ailments colds are by far the most
dangerous? It is not the cold itself that
you need to fear, but the serious dis
eases that it often leads to. Most of
these are known as germ diseases.
Pneumonia and consumption are
among them. Why not take Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy and cure your
cold while you can? For sale by all
Foretells Dry Weather.
A red sunset foretells dry weather,
because it indicates Uiat the air to
ward the weBt, from which rains may
generally be expected, contatus little
On the Sume Level.
One hundred thousand dollars paid
for a dinner service in New York.
The user of L. & M. Paint is on the
same level as the purchaser?he can't
get better paint, because none better
can be made; and its cost is the least
because 4 galons of L. & M. and three
gallons of Oil added thereto by the
user at a cost of about ?1.60 per gal
lon, will paint a cottage.
? Thirty-five years use in N. A. & S. A.
Our agents are J.H. & M. L. Nash,
Laurens; J. W. Copeland & Co., Clin
A child of strict parents, whose
greatest Joy had been the weekly
prayer meeting, was taken by Its
nurse to the circus for the first time.
When he came homo he explained:
"Oh, mamma, If you once went to the
circus you'd never, never go to prayer
meeting again in all your life."?Harp
TRUTH CROPS ^.T,
Why Pile Sufferers so Often Fail te
Science is getting to the bottom of
everything, including the cause and
cure of piles. The brightest doctors
now udmit that piles are caused in
ternally and can be cured only by in
ternal treatment. Dr. J. S. Leonhardt
some time ago perfected a remedy in
tablet form?Hem-Koid. which cures
the cause of piles, and therefore cures
permanently. It is sold by laurens
Drug Co. and druggists everywhere
under money-back guarantee. 1 for
24 days' treatment. Dr. Leonhardt
Co., Station Ii. Buffalo, N. Y. Write for
Of the Condition of the Palmetto Hunk,
Located at Luureus. S. i\ at the
Close of Business March 7, 1911.
Loans and Discounts, .. . .$176.090.80
Furniture and Fixtures .. 2.166.92
Banking House. 4,200.00
Due from Banks and Bank
Silver and other Coin .. .. 1.008.76
Checks and Cash Items. .. 1.614.88
Capital Stock Paid In.$ 50.000.00
Surplus Fund. 12.500.00
Undivided Profits, le3s Cur
rent Expenses and Taxes
Due to Banks and Bankers, 6,346.03
Dividends Unpaid. 10.50
Individual Deposits subject
to Check. 75.299.31
Savings Deposits. 25,224.46
Time Certificates of Deposit 21,414.01
Cashier's Checks. 63.38
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens. ss.
Before me came S. J. Craig. Cash
ier of the above named bank, who, be
ing duly sworn, says that the above
and foregoing statement is a true con
dition of said bank, as shown by the
books of said bank.
S. J. CRAIG.
Swoi n to nnd subscribed before me
this 14th day of March, 1911.
R. B. Terry,
Notary Public. S. C.
Correct?Attest: J. J. Pluss. M. J.
Owings, John W. Ferguson. Directors.
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?15,000 Joint Voting Contest, if cast before March 15, 1911.
I have returned from the Northern Mar
kets with a full and up-to-date line of
Spring Goods and cordially invite every
one to visit my store on the opening days
Mar. 30th and 31st.
The beauty and variety of my Spring
stock has never before been equaled in
Cross Hill, and your inspection of them
will be appreciated. Miss Laura Burnsides
and Miss Lilly Mae Rudd will assist me
Miss Lyda Rudd
Cross Hill, S. C.
To The Tradin
We take this means of announcing to the trade of Laurens County that we have opened a
General Store in the Gray Block, Sullivan Street, and want to do business with you. We are in position
to supply your wants in Staple Groceries, Fertilizers and Vehicles.
High-grade Wagons and Buggies Are Our Specialty.
We have the exclusive agency for the following well-known standard lines: Moyer, Norman,
Anchor, Corbett, Parry Buggies, and Milburn and White Hickory Wagons, Our Vehicles are right.
Our prices and terms are right. Come around and let us figure with you.
We buy our Groceries in car-lots for Cash, and handle on a very
narrow margin. You can get your Corn, Oats, Hay, Meal, Meat,
Tobacco, Sugar and Molasses here. We also have big stocks of Cane
Seed re-cleaned?Amber and Orange, sound mixed Peas and Seed Pota
toes. We handle only first quality Merchandise.
We are selling the old reliable Navassa line
this season, and are in position to quote very at
tractive prices and terms.
Come around and let us figure with you. Soliciting a share of your patronage, we are,
Yours very truly,
R. C. GRAY & COMPANY
Gray Block, Sullivan St.
Laurens, South Carolina.