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time by the forelock, and insured
your property against fitte, you
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your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family to protect them from all
Dubles. Do not be a laggard.
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
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Laurens, S. C.
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k FERGUSON, PEATHERSTONE ft KNIOHT
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/ Laurens. S. C.
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THE ESSAY CONTEST WILL CLOSE SATURDAY
All School Children Who Intend Participating in the
Cemetery Essay Contest Should Have Their Essays
in The Advertiser Office Before Saturday (Night.
Only a few more days remain be
fore the close of the contest for the
prizes otfered by Tho Advertiser to
the school children of Laurens for
the best essays on the improvements
ie<et:tly made at the Cltv Cemetery.
Several essays are already in the of
fice of the Contest Editor, but we
would like to see many mote. Do not
let tho last few days oass without
making an effort to win one of tho
In order to bring to the attention of
the public the transformation which
has been brought about in the Lau
rens Cemetery during the past few
months and particularly to interest
the rising gentration In this most com
mendable work. The Advertiser offers
the following prizes to pupils of the
city graded schools:
To the successful contestant, boy
or girl, between the ages of 12 and
15 years. $5; between 10 and 12 veins.
; under 10 years,
The contest will consist of Idling in
the blank spaces in the article printed
below; and each contestant must have
his or her essay in the hands of the
"Contest Editor. Laurens Advertiser,"
Laurens. S. C, by noon of July
15th. The printed portion will
be copied in the handwriting of the
contestant and the part filled in will
be similarly written. Essays will be
written on but one side of each sheet
of paper and will be signed, not with
the names of the contestants but, with
noms de plume or secret signs; and,
accompanying each such essay, will
be a separate sealed envelope In which
will be a statement of the said nom
de plume or sign together with the
contestant's real name, age and street
address. The letter conveying this
information will also contain a cer
tificate to the effect that, with the ex
ception of discussion and general ad
vice, the contestant received no as
sistance from any one?that is to say,
that the language as well as the
thoughts expressed are in fact tht con
testant's own rather than those of any
In considering the relative merit of
fhe essays offered In the several age
classes, due weight will be given to
handwriting, style, neatness, etc.; but
the greatest stress of all will be laid
on the accuracy of statement of the
several contestants, the originality
and apparent spontaneity displayed
and most especially the real worth
of the subject matter Itself.
'No business conditions whatever are
attached to this offer; and it can be
confidently expected that, even should
there be but one contestant in each
age class, the prizes will be
promptly awarded exactly as stated.
It Is believed, however, that the con
testants will be very numerous; and.
in the event that there should be a
tie in any case, preference will be
given to the contestant whose essay
was first received?a record being
maintained for that purpose.
Here is the essay, the blank spaces
* * 1
* A LAURENS HOY'S t'OllRTH. *
Arden, N, c. July loth, 1911.
Editor Laurens Advertiser:
Will, you please allow me sp:>ce in
your valuable paper for a few words
as 1 am a native of Laurens County,
p desire to tell my friends in Laurens
County how we spent the Fourth of
July here. As we read the different
papers and see how It was spent all
over the country, and how many
tights, killings, and drunks there were
we think ours was well spent.
This is the way we spent our Glo
rious Fourth: We have a good Bap
tist Sunday School at Skyland. one
and one-half miles from Arden, of
which I am a member and attend reg
ularly. Me invited The Salvation
Army of Ashevllle, out to spend the
day with us, and I must say it was
the best Fourth of my life. We all
carried dinner and spent the day. My
wife fixed me up a nice basket. We
met at nine-thirty and had in attend
ance more than five hundred people.
If there was a single drop of liquor on J
the grounds, we failed to see the ef
fects of It, and we spent the day most
pleasantly mingling with these good
people listening to the preechlng and
testifying, and helping them sing.
When the dinner hour arrived we all
went out and spread our ;<ood dinner
under the beautiful oaks, aud It was
my pleasure to be one of the number
to see that every child (especially)
had something to eat. for we bad fam
ilies with us that had no dinner to
bring, and it made our hearts glad to
feed these little mountain children,
who had come out to celebrate The
Glorious Fourth with ui.
When dinner wa? served. It being so
of which are to he filled in:
The improvement of conditions at
the Laurens Cemetery within the past
.months has been
Where formerly there was practi
cally no enclosure, now.
There are two gates, one near the
is used only on occasion und the other
which is opened at.o'clock,
a, m.. and ha lved for the night by the
The custodian also keeps the walks
and roads in order, and for a charge
(by the Executive Committee) of ..
.dollars each per annum
he keeps clean and neat the Individual
lots of all who wish it done.
As a result of the efforts of the
Committee and by reason of the awak
ening of general interest in the mat
ter, many lot-owners have recently
gone to considerable trouble and ex
Where weeds and wire grass lately
grew, flowers are now the rule rather
than the exception: and, all about the
place which seemed so desolate and
forgotten, there is now the undeniable
The benefit to the community of
such a transformation and the civic
necessity to continue this movement
and never let it stop ought to be
obvious because .
While It Is realized that some of
the words In the above printed form
may possibly prove slightly abstruse
to the "little shavers," it Is not neces
sary that they do more than till in?
in their own language? the blank
spaces after the meaning of the print
ed words has been, if necessary, care
fully explained to them.
hot In church, and not room for the
people, we moved the organ, and some
seats out In the beautiful grove and
had another gcod mectin.
To my regret I had to leave this
meeting, at 2.30 P, M. in order to walk
to Arden, by 3 o'clock, there being no
trains running In that direction at
that time, und working as operator,
had to be on time.
t'p to this day, we had had a se
ver" drought, and about '5 :?0 we had a
tine rain, doing so much good to the
crops, and gardens. So we think as
a whole, the Fourth was well spent
by us, and trust that we may be spared
to see many more like It,
M E. Llndspy.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
1 liter-denominational Sunday School
Convention to be at Waterloo.
The Laurens County Inter-denomi
national Sunday School Convention
will hold Its regular annual meeting
with the Methodist church at Water
loo this year. The dates are August
8th and 9th. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Every Sunday school In the county
isls requested to send delegates to this
convention. Write Mr. J. C. 8mlth of
Waterloo you are coming and he will
see to it that you get a good home
while attending this meeting. Come
prepared to make the most of this
meeting and you will go back home
better prepared to do the work you
are undertaking In your Sunday school
Remember. Methodists, Presbyterians,
Baptists and all other denominations
are requested to send a strong dele
gation from all of their schools in
W. Carl Wh&rton, President,
Laurena County Interdenomination
al Sunday School Convention.
Notice of Election.
State of South Carolina.
County of laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by a le
gal number of the qualified electors
and free-holders residing in Dan ford
School District No. 10, Laurens Coun
ty, South Carolina, asking for an elec
tion upon the question of voting a
high school for said school district
have been Hied with the County Hoard
of Education, an election is hereby
ordered upon said question, said elec
tion to be held on the 16th day of July,
1011, at Lanford School house, under
the management of the school trus
tees of saitl school district.
Only such electors as return real
or personal property for taxation and
who exhibit their tax receipts and reg
istration certificates as required in
general elections shall be allowed to
Those favoring the high school shall
vote a ballot containing the words
?'For High School" written or print
ed thereon Those against the high
school shall vote a ballot containing
the words Against High School" writ
ten or printed thereon. Polls shall
open at the hour of S o'clock in the
forenoon and shall remain open un
til the hour of I o'clock in the after
noon when they shall be closed and
the ballots counted. The trustees
shall report the results of the election
to the County Superintendent id' ed
ucation within ten days thereafter.
GEO. 1.. PITTS,
County Superintendent of Education
Take notice that on the 2Mb day of1
July, I wi ' render a final account
of my acts nid doings as Administra
trix of the estate of .lames Irwin, de
ceased, in the office of the Judge of
Probate of Laurens county, at n
o'clock, a. in., and on the same day
will apply for a final discharge from
my trust as Administratrix.
Any person indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
ment on that date: and all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly proven or be forever barred.
June 28, 1911.?l mo.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
127th Year begins September 29.
Entrance examinations at all the
county seats on Friday, July 7, at
9 a. in.
The college is well endowed, en
ahling it to maintain the highest stan
It offers complete 4-yenr courses In
Ancient and Modern Languages, Math
ematics, History, Economics, Science,
Courses for B. A.. IV S., and R S.
degree with Engineering.
A free tuition scholarship to each
County of South Carolina. Vacant
Hoyce scholarships, giving $100 a year
and free tuition, open to competitive
examination in September.
Expenses reasonable. Terms . and
catalogue on application. Write to
Harrison Randolph, President,
Charleston. S. C.
Take notice that on the 8th day of
August. I will render a final account
of my acts and doing as Executor of
the estate of Ivory E. Curry, deceased,
in the office of the Judge of Probate
of Laurens county, at 11 o'clock, a.
m.. and on the same day will apply
for a final discharge from my trust
Any person indebted to said estate
are notified and required to make pay
men on that date: ami all persons
having claims against said estate will
present them on or before said date,
duly Moven or be forever barred.
.1. Alvin Curry,
July 5, 1911.?1 mo.
THE CLEMSON AGRICULTURAL
Knrollment Ober 700?Value of Prop.
ftrty Over a Million and a Quarter?
Ninety Teachers and Oi'licors.
Seven full four years courses, in
Agricultural, Engineering, etc.
Cost per session of nine months,
including all fees, books, heat, liyht,
laundry, and necessary uniforms?
Students who are financially able,
pay $40.00 tuition additional.
SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE
The College maintains 121 Agricul
tural Scholarships, and 43 Textile
Scholarships, worth each $100.00 and
(Students who have attended Clem
?np. Collide or an/ otiioi College or
University, are not eligible for the
scholarships unless there are no oth
er eligible applicants.)
Scholarship and entrance examlna
tlons will bo held at the County Seats
July 11th, 9 a. m.
Next Session Opens Sept. IX, 1911.
Write AT ONCE to W. M. Riggs,
President Clemson College. S. C? for
catalogue, scholarship blanks, etc.
If you delay, you may be crowded
Cwr?4 ??teftf*. Tkk? ?* mW!tat*.
tSe ?y sun II ot assross fraaa Mtal.
Laurens Drug Company
Laurent, S. C.
Local Dealer or
Cortright Metal Roofing Co., Philadelphia, Pcnn.
Has since is94 given "Thorough Instruction under positively Christian
influences at the lowest possible cost."
RESULT: It is to-dny with its faculty of 32, a hoarding patronage of 328,
li, student body of 400, and its plant worth $140,000
THE LEADING TRAINING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN VIRGINIA
$150 pays all charges for the year, including table hoard, room, lighta, steam
heat, laundry, medical attention, physical culture, and tuition in all subjects
except music and elocution. For catalogue and application blank address,
REV. THOS. ROSSER REEVES, B. A., Principal.
25 For 5
Our Spring Crop of old newspapers will be sold |
out during the next few weeks. They are
We are selling these at the rate of 25 for t
f> cents. Come early and avoid the chance |
of being too late.
The Laurens Advertiser I
This week we will throw on the
counter two lots of the above. These
we bought at a bargain and offered at
almost half their real value. They
come in 5 yard lengths and will not
be cut under any consideration. The
price is 50 cents and 75 cents. Only a
limited quality offered. Act promptly
before they are sold. Can't be dupli
cated this season at these prices.
This week we open direct from
the manufacturers a line of Lace Cur
tains running from 50 cents to $1.50
a pair. Inspection will prove these to
be good value for the money.
W. Q. Wilson & Co.
EARL C. OWENS
LAURKNS, S. C.
Horses and Cattle Treated with the most
improved instruments and the
most modern methods
Offke Pfcent Wl
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