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A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR
LAURENS COUNTY SCHOOL
The Advertiser offers to Supply Each School in the County with a Small Library. We have made
arrangements with one of the largest Book Houses in the country, Hurst & Co., through
their Agents here, The Palmetto Drug Company, to offer a number of Sets of Books
in return for Pleasant Work in the afternoons of school Days.
The Special Offers are stated in the different sections below.
This is a set of books that every school In the county would
do woll to have and a set which each of them ought to have. The
children should have something else to read besides their studies,
for if they are confined to study alone they do not learn to ap
preciate the true value of an education. Give
them something light to read and something
that all of the young folks of the larger cities
are familiar with. Did you old folks have
the opportunity of reading such hooks when
you were young? Don't you wish you had?
They serve to round out the life of the lit
tle ones and give them a true insight into
the lives of the fellow beings. Do not cramp
them with tin- knowledge gained only in the
Arithmetic, Geography or the Spoiler. These
books are delightful little treasures for the
young folks. They Will appeal to the most
discriminating. The paper and printing is
Of the best quality and substantially hound
in extra English cloth. Bach with fine black
illustration:; and Inserted with six ('(.hired lithographs in ten col
ors. Bach book is priced tit $1.00.
This set will only be (riven as a whole. No parts of it are
to bo given. This set for DO New Subscriptions or CO Old Ones
or a pro rata number of each. The following hooks compose the
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass,
Anderson'.i Fairy Tales,
r :k k Beauty,
Grlbb's Fairy Tales,
Mother Goose Complete,
Pilgl Im's Progress,
Swiss Family Robinson,
Tom Brown's School Days,
Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Alger and Henty Sets.
This i8 an edition of twelve separate sets of four books to the
set. The Alger and Henty books for boys are too well known to
dwell on them at length. Suffice it to say that the have probably
been the most widely read boys' books of any writer of recent
years': The books are just what the
young fellows should have to exercise
thejr imaginations on. They are most
ly stories of adventure and of heroism
In the different wars of recent years
where the English or the Americans
have been the participants. In num
bers of the books are stories of the
life struggle; of poor hoys who by sheer
pluck and determination fought their
way to the forefront in the world of
war, politics and business. They are
well worth having on the shelf for the
hoys. The hooks are by Horatio Alger,
Jr and C, A. Henty, both well known
Those hooks will either he given away in single sets or in a
whole set. For six new subscribers to The Advertiser or eight old
subscriptions renewed we will give any of the single sots. Or for
70 new subscribers to The Advertiser or for '.mi old subscribers,
Wo will give the entire set, or for a pro rata number of each.
A school without a set of Shakespeare Is not complete. The
teacher might almost as well be missing. Is there a set In your
school, Mr. or MIsb Teacher? If not, you know that you ought
to have one. Not only is It one of the necessary adjuncts to a good
school, but It is an
edition that you can
always point out with
pride to the visitor
or to tin; trustee. It
will serve as a UUC
lens for a larger li
brary. Next year you
can add to it. He
among the leaders in
This is the handy
GollanCZ edition, a
complete reprint of
the original Temple
edition, with a his
torical and critical
preface It is coin
plete for every pur
and notes to each
play bj Israel Gol
The text is by Clark and Wright, with critical notes, complete glos
sary and a life of the treat poet. Complete 111 fourteen volumes
in a cloth box. Limp Cloth, gilt cloth, beautiful in every par
ticular, t'sual price $t;.u<>.
This complete edition given for 25
old subscriptions. Let each hoy or girl
get one subscription.
new subscriptions or 110
in your school or grade
Hall Leather Edition of Standard
, One hundred and live volumes of this
beautiful edition. Every hook selected on ac
count of its peculiar adaptability to the uses
of hoys and girls. Clear typo, good paper and
excellent printing. Hound in line library style,
half leather, gilt top. boxed. Price per volume
at stores $1.00.
Some uf the Hooks.
Anderson's Fairy Tales,
nrowings' (Both) Poetical Works,
Count of Monto Cristo,
In His Steps,
Napoleon and his Marshalls,
Stepping I leaven ward,
Vicar of Wnkefleld,
Whit tier's Poetical Works,
In pointing out these special books from
the selection we hesitated on naming theso he
cause we did not wish to slight others. The
edition is. truly a woll rounded one and would
be an ornament to any library. In case any
library already lias some of these books and
would not. wish them duplicated, wo will sub
stitute others for them. We especially direct
the attention of the Laurens and Clinton
schools to this selection. Indeed the Laurens
or Clinton City library would do well to get
it. A full list of them can ho seen at this of
This selection is such a large one that wo
will make special Inducements on any part
of them. For those who do not get up the re
quired number, wo will deliver them singly
on a basis or five old subscribers or four new
ones, or for 75 oonts In cash and ten coupons
taken from this paper. Hut below Is the offer
we wish to stress.
This beautiful edition of well selected
books for f>00 old subscribers or 400 new sub
scribers or pro rata number of each.
Plutarch's lives of groat and Illustrious
Romans and Greeks have proved the inspira
tion of a large number of great men of later
years. They have proved the foundation stone
on which the careers of many modern men
base been built. They should be at the hand
of every young man and every young woman
who Is growing up today. They might inspire
some of the pupils to do greater things in life
than they have yet thought of. The work has
Immortalized the writer's name and takes tho
reader Into tho heroic stir of Roman nnd
Greek life. Complete in three volumes, each
set in a box and strongly bound in cloth. Val
Bring to this ofllco nlno new subscribers
or twolvo old subscribers paid up in advance
to The Advortlser and the sot is yours. Nothing
easier could bo imagined than getting this lit
tle set of books.
For Ambitious Teachers!
At this season of the year the newspapers, all over the country, count most on
securing new subscribers and on obtaining renewals. They figure that it costs them a
certain per cent to collect the subscription money. This per cent this year we are going
to give to the schools of Laurens county if they will do the work that is required; not
much work but some effort will be required, especially on the part of the scholars them
selves. As the plan which we have formulated entails some little effort on the part of a
great many the work will not fall heavily on any one person, but will be divided
among a large number and thus lessened for each individual and made more pleasant
for all concerned.
Here is The Simple Plan!
The plan is simply this: We are going to give to any school in the county that
will get up a certain number of subscribers for The Advertiser a certain set of books.
The size and value of the set of books will depend on the size of the list that is brought
in and of course this will depend on the enthusiasm and the determination with which
each individual teacher enters into the work. We are not claiming to give any great
big unheard of offer in this line, something that you could get with littler effort. This
is a plain business proposition where you and we get the benefits. We are just as much
interested in getting the subscriptions as in giving the books to the schools. Only this,
we are giving the schools the benefit of the per centage usually spent soliciting.
The proposition is a good one and we believe that every enterprising teacher in
the county, who has the real interest of his or her school at heart, will take advantage
of it. It will be an easy matter to get one, two or all of these sets of jooks if an in
telligent effort is made to get them.
Just One Prize!
To put some zest and enthusiasm into this campaign, we are going to oder just
one prize. It is going to be a beautiful heavy crushed leather bound volume of the
poems of one of the world's famous poets. This book is going to be given to the school,
first library or individual that brings in the largest amount of subscription money. It
will be thus seen that the prize winner will be the one who does the most consistent
work. The poet is to be selected by the winner of the prize.
While this offer is made to appeal more directly to school teachers, any public
library, t rivate individual who is ambitious for books, any Sunday School or any other
organizations is at liberty to take advantage of it.
As we do not intend ordering out a large quantity of the books at once, the win
ners of the prizes will be able to make their selection from this office and have the
books ordered as wanted. Do not delay but start out at once.
Popular Two Volume S^ts.
This series is one that nearly every child
ii (he county could win and one that should
adorn every school library shell The beauty
about this series is that the
number of books which you
?et is only limited by the
amount of work which you
do. It will he easy work for
n hunch of three or four
school children to make a
canvas of one Immediate
neighborhood and Ki t a pair
of these hooks.
(hr of fkk,
Each sot of two hooks boxed
will he given for I new sub
scribers to Tin; Advertiser or
Tor 5 <dd subscriptions paid
Among the sets are these:
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Professor at the llrcakfau Table,
Data oT Ethics
Emerson's Essays Vols. 1 & ll.
French Revolution, Vols. I & 11.
Les Miserable Vols; I .v 11.
Lincoln and His Life and Time. Vols. I ft II.
Napoleon and His Marshals, Vols, I .vi If.
Washington ami His Generals, Vols, l A 11.
Tom Drown and Oxford
Tom Brown's School Days.
Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of The
This Is a book which should he In every
school room above the fifth grade, It should
be where the young folks in studying ancient
history can get. it for reference and for study
and for recreation. It is a hook of hooks, and
should be on every shelf whether school, li
brary or private person. It should be there.
It is easy to net. AI! that it lakes is just a
few hours work. The hook is printed from
(bar typo on good paper, handsomely and dur
ahlv hound In cloth with eilt top--. Complete
in five volumes, boxed. Sell inn price $3.75,
This set of bo six in number, will he
given for ir> new subscribers,to The Advertiser
or 20 old subscribers or a pro rata number of
each. This should appeal to every school
teacher in the county. The yo tig folks, some
of them, who have already started a library
could easily win this by getting out and doing
a little work.
The Laurens Advertiser
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