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News Letters From Many
GIVE LOCAL NEWS
Happenings of Interest to Jinny Feo
plo nil over the County and to Those
Who HnTO Left tho Fnmlly Hearth,
stone nud gone to Other States.
Tylersville, Jan. 22.?Sunday being
tbc Hrsc favorable Sunday tbis year to
go out, quite a crowd assembled at
Sandy Spring for services but were
greatly disappointed for Rev. Mr.
Davis did not come.
We are sorry to lose from our wldst
Mr. A. E. Cleveland and family but
wish them much success at their new
home in the Huntington section.
Mrs. Charlotte Farrow has left Mr.
T. I?. Poole's and gdne to Mr. J. 11.
Dowers, where she will make her
home for a while.
We are glad to welcome Mr. \V. C.
Winters to our neighborhood and
trust that it shall be a pleasant year
for him, He has accepted a position
with Mr. J. S. Craig as overseer.
We are glad to report that Master
Fred Little is up again.
Miss Mattie Donnan spent Sunday
With Miss Mattie Hello Peterson.
Mr. Russell Poolo was in Lauren8
Mr. J. H. Craig of Clinton spent the
week-end at his home here.
Mr. Furman Poolo was in Clinton
Cross Hill, Jan. 22.?Tho local tele
phone wires have been considerably
"out of whack" since the big freeze.
Mr. Simmons is having new posts put
, in and the wires adjusted, and pretty
I Soon all will be in working order
The entertainment at the school
building, given by the boys and girls
of the school last Tuesday evening was
enjoyed by a good audience.
Work on the farm has been suspend
ed almost entirely for two weeks on
account of the snow and slush.
''? C. A. Todd of Clinton visited
y 1:. M. Hanno Friday and Sattir
Dr. B. W. Pinson was taken to the
hospital in Chester last Friday. Mrs.
PUlSO'n and Mr. Miller Pinson, hi;;
brother and Dr. Peak went with him.
His condition is about the same, and
although he does not suffer much pain
lte is perfectly helpless.
Dr. Miller spent Friday, Saturday
and Sunday at home and will return to
Mrs. I.essie Dantzler of Hodges was
a Cross Hill visitor last week.
Mrs. Gussie McDonald and children
are with her parents Mr. and Mrs. S.
L. Crisp for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. ITagood of Greenwood
were tho guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. A.
All passenger trains going South
were about six hours late aSt inlay on
account of a freight train getting off
the track near Chester.
Mr. Hugh Leaman of Clinton spent
Sunday with his people here.
Miss Kate Austin was with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Austin. Sat
urday and Sunday.
Trinity-Ridge, Jan. 22.?Although
. the weather has been very severe for
tho past two weeks, our people have
kept going. The school at this place
fc has been In session every day. The
?^attendance was vory good at all times
except one day. Rvery morning and
afternoon buggies loaded with children
could bo seen going and coming from
Such a day as last Friday reminds
oqe of spring tlmo. Baseball Is get
ting in tho boys' bones.
?b>.e;ra S. J. Davis,, (.'. S George,
Wm Cain and Georgo Bolt are taking
a two-weeks' hunt down oil the Santee
rfc. Sam Cain has returnod from
ltor where she has boon visiting
Mrs. Scott George, has also returned
from a visit to the lower part of the
Misses Ruth Payne and Annie. Put
nam, assistant school teachers, visit*
W hoinefolks Saturday and Sunady.
?~ Mr. Henry King has tinned from Ihe
Ml. Pleasant section Into our n Igll
. borhood. Wo extend to Mr. King i
OBJECT OF RESOLUTION
Offered by Rcprcsctnntlve W. C. Irby j
.lr., of This County, nnd Which has
Been Ordered Sent to Semite.
During the sessions of the Legisla
ture laHt week, Representative W. C.
Irby, of this county .introduced tbo
following concurrent resolutions
which were agreed to and ordered sent
to the 3enate:
H. 837.?Mr. Irby: A Concurrent
"Whereas, Under our present Nation
al Hanking Laws great wealth, pow
er and Inlluence is concentrated in
the hnnds of a few Individuals, there
by creating a money trust, which plat
es the industrial welfare, as well as
the development of the resources of
tbo country at the mercy of the gamb
lers and speculators, who will stop at
nothing in their mad attempt to own
and control the country, although It
means ruin, want and misery for mil
lions of Vidustrious and unsuspecting
"And whereas, The scarcity of mon
ey in the South makes it necessary
for this as well as other sections of
the country to become dependent upon
Wall street ami its allies for hundreds
of millions of dollars In order to car
ry on its industrial development and
increasing business, thereby subject
ing all legitimate business to short,
and in many cases call loans from
New York and a few other money cen
tres, and enabling the speculators of
Wall street to create a panic at their
pleasure and rob ami ruin the produc
er of the wealth of the country;
"And whereas, Such power and in
lluence in the hands of the few is
dangerous to the best interests of the
country; now therefore
"He it resolved by the House of
Representatives, the Senate concur
"Section 1. Thiit we most earnest
ly urge upon the Congress of the
United States the passage of laws
which will allow the different States
upon a safe and sound basis of valua
tion of taxable property to issue pa
per currency under such rules and
regulations as will safeguard the pub
lic Interest and relieve the people
from the domination of Wall street
and enable the agricultural and other
producers of wealth to market their
products to the best advantage and
securing a more just and equitable dis
tribution of the currency.
"Sec. 2. We especially urge upon
the Senators and Representatives in
Congress from this State the wisdom
of such legislation.
"Sec. That the clerk of the two
houses are instructed to provide each
Senator and Representative in Con
gress from this State with a copy of
Mr. Irby was in the city Saturday
and in speaking of the resolution had
this to say In regard to it:
"According to tbo report of the
Comptroller General, In regard to the
State debt, $r..t;L'!..IT. 1.07 of said debt
bearing 1 1-L' per centum interest may
he paid In full at any time after the
year 101". The annual interest on this
debt is fJf.L'.OGO.S:!. If we continue to
pay this Interest for the next twenty
years we will have paid $r.,?T.;>.L,16.GG
as Interest alone without having re
duced the debt."
'If we could obtain a law as urged
in my resolution, the state could place
its bond with the national government
and Issue enough money to pay, $6,
621,351.97 debt and would not have to
pay more than $2S,10G.7r>, thus sav
ing the people in taxes to pay inter
est to tbo amount of $22l.8r. 1.08 an
"Those figures aro based upon the
same charges to national banks for
the same privilege p.t present and I
do not believe It would cost the state
The many friends of Mr. J. Y. Wal
lace, who wont to Augusta to work a
few months ago, will bo glad to hear
of his continued success. Sinco going
there to work at the Union Station he
has gradually climbed from seal clerk
in the yards to chief record clerk and
now has one assistant working under
him. By close attention to business,
he has made quito a name for himself
with the Augusta officials,
We wish lo commend the move
which The Advertiser is milking ftl
ward the Increasing of school (Ib)'arJeB,
Tl 0 public schools ami the public
i i ii hould work band in 1 nnd In
, tbo Uplifting of our people.
COTTON CURTAILMENT CAMPAIGN
HAS BEGUN IN LAURENS COUNTY
The Committee Under the 1 Rock Hill Plan Calls for
Meetings all Over the County In the Interest of the
Plan to Reduce the Acreage of Cotton Over the Entire
Cotton Belt?Each School District to Have a Cotton
Reducing Meeting?Chairman of Each Committee
Supposed to Call the Meeting.
The committee appointed for this
county under the Hock Hill plan for
the reduction of the cotton acreage
over the South has held a meeting and
decided upon a campaign for this
county. The committee is composed
of Dr. H. K. Aiken, Mr. \V. L. Cray
and Dr. W. C. Irby. After the con
ference which they held over the mat
ter, they issued a call to the farmers
of Laurens County to cooperate in the
The Call of the Committee.
The call issued by the committee Is
"To tho Cotton Growers of 1.aureus
"The cotton crop of 1911-1912 ('.his
last crop) is now adimttcd to he the
largest ever produced, a do/en south
ern startes produce about 7". per cent
of the world's yield. The price of
cotton is fixed by sellers and buyers
of the staple who reside OUtsiC.0 of
the cotton belt. This crop is watch
ed and. reported on more closely than
any other. From the time the seed 's
put in the ground until the bale drops
from the gin every circumstance and
condition affecting this crop is known
to the world. The very first step in
figuring out the probable price is to
know how many acres will be planted
in cotton. Given this information, the
probable yield is forecasted with re
markable accuracy by men of long
training in such work and the com
mercial value is decided upon.
"These well known facts are hero
set down for the purpose of bring
ing out the importance of acreage sta
tnstics in their hearing on market
prices. if the price of cotton fell
fifty per cent this year be cause we
made 'fifty per cent more bales than
wo did last, what Is the lesson from
"A plan to let the world know what
the cotton planter is going to do about
it has been proposed by a South Caro
linian and the rest of the cotton grow
ing states will he asked to try it along
with rs, : itd this they will do. This
plan depends for success upon hut
one thing and that is (he co-operation
of all who grow cotton. It is a plan
to help ourselves and we know that
the Lord helps only this kind.
The Plan Settled 1'pon.
"After mature consideration, we
have decided that the best way to
secure this co-operative effort in Latl
rens county is to ask the trustees
of every school district to call at once
a mas meeting at their respective
school houses and at this meeting give
every planter an opportunity io indi
cate in writing how many acres he is
willing to reduce and what fraction
of what he planted last year, such re
duction will be; whether a half, a
fourth, an eighth and so on.
Send Names to Papers.
"Then send this Information to
either one of the papers published at
Laurens, They will publish all lists
free of charge and keep tho totals
standing from now until planting is
over. The names of those we have de
cided to ask to do this much for the
general welfare are as follows:
Names of the Committees.
"First name given in each district
!.s chairman of the board. Second
name Is clerk of tho board.
Lanford No. io.?w. H. Drummond,
C. I.. Waldrcp, M. G. Patterson, Lan
Laurens No. 11?C. II. Roper. J. .T.
Pluss, O. M. Simmons. P. A. Simpson,
.1. C. Owlngs, S. M. Wilkes. Laurens.
Ora No. 12.?L. P. Mlakelev, O. L.
Hunter. \V. U. Hlaklev, L. F. Nabor?,
J L. McClIntock, Ora.
Cross illll No. 13.?T. M. Pinson, .1.
W. Simmons, R. a. Austin, it. a. Hoyco,
\v. C. Rnsor, J. \V. Hannah, P. s.
Pinson. Cross Hill.
Waterloo No. II, \V, c WT.arton.l
W. 11 Wharlon, H. i> Wlnn, li. c.
Fuller. .1. C. Smith \ -loo.
Hurricane no. i? c. c Voting, i
M. Simpson, .1 1.. Simpson CM;,ton,
Mountvlllo No. IfJ,. I . \. fun, ?. m
II. Cr! '.. W. c. Mitchell, Mou'u ?? lllo.
Lauderts No. i. G. \. Kuller, k. j.
Owlngs, .1. I). W. Watts, I.aur ?,>.. .
Laurons No. 2.?W. H. Hudgens, T.
A. Wofford, Q. H. Pinley, Lauren*.
Laurens No. 3.?Z. R. Trnynhain, C.
Y. Craddock, P. H. Burton. Lau renn.
Lauren's No. 4.?B. B. Dlakeley, J.
Q. Brown. Laurens.
Laurens No. 5.?Jno. D. Mills. T. B.
Childress, Henry Kennedy, Laurens.
Laurens No. 0.?T. R. Blakely, Bee
Bailey. Will Mott, Laurens.
Youngs No. L?A. B. Stewart. J. P.
Sloan, T. Y. Henderson, Fountain Inn.
Youngs No. 2.?J. M. Cray, VY. It.
Henderson, Austin Abercrombie, Gray
Youngs No. 3.?C. B. Taylor, J. B.
Roads. Egbert Riddle. Gray Court.
Youngs No. 4.?.1. B. Cook. P. B.
Cooper, IL T. Thompson, Fountain inn
Youngs No. 6. II. P. Burdett, Ora
Garrett, R. M. Parson, Lnnford.
Dials No. L?J. D. Wood. Aimer
Babb, Sampson Babb, Cray Court.
Dials No. 2.?C. A. Babb, L. A. Arm
strong M. W. Gray, Cray Court.
Dials No. 3.?H. S. Wallace, R. G.
Wilson, .1. P. Cray. Cray Court.
Dials No. t.?ll. J. G. Curry, J. I.
Cook, .1. E. Holcombe, Owlngs.
Dials No. 5.?W. R. Cheek, R. L.
Cray, R. M. Bryson. Cray Court.
Dials No. 0.?W. Ii. Barksdale. W. A
Putnam, W. W. Ycargln, Barksdale,
Dials No. 7.?D. D. Harris, .1. T.
Armstrong, W. B. Abercrombie, Cray
Dials No. s. AV. F. Medlock, Walter
Nash, B. I.. Babb, Cray Court.
Sullivans No. 1.?A. .1. Monroe. W.
I. Freeman, .1. F. Davis. Princeton.
Sullivans No. 2.?N. B. Wood. .1. 11.
Henley. S. C. Cook. Ware Shoals.
Sullivans No. 3.- .1. 1'. Simmons. T.
T. Wood, IS. E. Simpson,, Ware Shoals.
Sullivans No. 1. -11. 11. Mahon, W. A.
Baldwin, R. M. Bolt. Cray Court.
Sullivttns No. 5.?J. W. Kellett, .1. M.
So morel, H. B. Roper, Cray Court.
Sullivans No. G.?R. M. Wasson. W.
A. Traynham. .1. L. Don lion, Laurens.
Sullivans No. 7.?T. S. Crawford, V?'.
B. Davis. .1. A. Balentine, Jr., Ware
Waterloo No. 1. B. I.. Henderson,
.1. C. Martin. .1. M. Golden, Ware
Waterloo, No. 2.- a. w. Sims, w.
.1. Anderson, .1. A. PuCKOlt, Waterloo.
Waterloo No. ". I.. C. Culbertson.
T. II. Hurts. C. C. Coldwell, Laurens.
Waterloo No. M. I>, c. Mo.ire, IS,
M. Elinore, B. Boyd, Waterloo.
Waterloo No. .'. W. II. Williams, .1.
D. Terry. Andy Boyd, Laurens.
Waterloo No. C. .1. D. Hunter. .1.
W. Fowler. Mose lladdeii. Cold Point.
Waterloo No. 7 .1. It. Burton. W. I..
Cooper, M. W Hill. Waterloo.
Cross illll No. 1. E. B. Plnson, R.
I.. Cole. ,lno. Smith, Cross Hill.
Cioss Hill No. 2. W. B. Grlflln, K,
W. Brown, 0. B. Pitts. Cross Hill.
Cross Hill No. - -S. 11. Coggans.
.1. G. Neal. Walter Watkins Cross Hill.
Cross Hill No. 1. -J. S. Hill, .1. W.
War.' .1. C. Workman. Cross Hill.
Cross Hill No. fi.?\V. M. Griffin, S.
A. Loainnn, c. M. Fuller, Mountvllle.
Cross Hill No. C, T. .1. Colemnn. .1.
Y. Benjmnine, w. c Cunningham, Wa
Hunter No. L- - J. c. Jacks, L. K.
Coobett, W. L. Tongue, Laurens.
Hunter No. 2.?S, W. Bryson, II. 1..
Jones, T. A. Lynch, Mountvllle.
Hunter No. ::. C. M. Davis, II. E.
Simpson, T. .1. Chandler. Clinton.
Hunter No. C. R. Workman, J.
F. Workman, .1. P, Uondonbough, c.m
Hunter No. .". B. L. King. C. A.
Copelnnd, E. L. Pitts. Clinton.
Hunter No. 6.?L. W. c. Blalock, J.
Y. Cray, H. C. Hunter. Coldville.
Hunter No. j. a. Wallace, R. G.
Wallace. .1. A. Davenport. Kinards.
Hunter No. S. -J. .1. Young, I). R.
Crawford, I). M. Williams. Clinton.
n.Icks No. L- I. W. Adalr, .1. E,
Adnlr. R. J. Adalr, Clinton.
o.Icks No. 2.?T. I.. Johnson, J. n.
Pitts, Fred Johnson, Clinton.
lacks No. 3. -B. F. Copelnnd. A. ...
HolllngSWOrth, P. M, Pitts, Benno.
.Ineks No. I. I 0 Kay. W. S. Hat
ton. Will Riser, Reiino,
Jacks No. w. I). Glenn, .1. A.
Jones. Will Lyles. Clinton.
Jacks No. C S. W. Dean. W. L.
Lynn. T. W. Dillard. Renno.
ScilfflctOWn No. I.?J. W. Blnkloy,
Sam Todd, 0. M. Cunningham, Clinton.
Scufflotown No. 2.?-W. M. Myers, G.
C. Byrd. I). A. Glenn, Clinton.
Sduffletown No. ". P. l. Donnon, J.
P. Saxon, Reese Holland, Clinton.
IL K. \iken,
W. L. Cray,
W. C. Irby.
Clinton, Woodruff and Fountain Inn
papers please copy,
ppr n -xt Sunday morning, fiov, w.
H, Thnyor linn announced for his sub
ject "Daniel" mid for the evening f
. i- ?? "Jo US as a Man of prayer."
THE MUSICAL EVENT
OF THE LOCAL SEASON
The Cantata "Saul" to be Rendered by
a Chorus of Trained Voices in the
School Auditorium, Tuesday Even
ing, January SOth.
PerhnpB the musical events which
are coming to be most looked forward
to In Laurens are the not too frequent
appearances of tho local singers in
different cantus. The two cantatas,
"The Naznrene" and "The White Sis
ter," given in the past, proved such
successes that both were repated time
and again, each successive rendition
proving better than the one before.
Now that the different members have
been singing together for over two
years, they have come to work togeth
er with a remarkable unison.
The cantata "Saul" is the next to be
presented. The Hoard of Trustees of
the city schools have kindly granted
the use of the school auditorium for
the purpose and it will be given there
next Tuesday evening. January :'?0th.
Between thirty and forty members
compose tho caste, just enough vole
es heing present to give ample volume
in a ball the size of the auditorium.
The cantata is a story, told in mus
ic and song, wound around the rise of
King David to the throne of Israel
and tho consequent downfall of Saul.
Although it has a religious setting and
possibly giving a rise to a belief that
it will be dull and uninteresting, still
the opposite is true. The story of the
slaying of Goliath by King David is
a thrilling one and is one of tho most
interesting in the history of the world.
Much action comes both before and
after the downfall or Saul and this Is
depicted in many striking anthems and
solos in the cantata. To those who
love masculinity in music "Saul" will
prove a revelation and for those who
prefer sweet strains of melody and
Choruses of blended voices, "Saul" has
many attractions. In fact the cantata
seems to have been composed with the
Idea in alew of pleasing a cosmopoli
tan andiene?'. In It are many passages
which would please the most fastidious
and at the same time there are others
for those who are not so particular
in their choice. Taken as a whole
"Saul" can he said to belong to that
class of productions which is popular
with all classes.
The production is under the person
al direction of Mr ( has. II. Micks Ho
is assisted at the piano by Mrs. ('has.
II. Micks. The caste of characters is
I as follows:
Saul.Mr. .lohn Hicks
Samuel.Mr. ('has. II. Hicks '
David.Mr. Kd Hicks '
Jonathan.Mr. It. 0. Franks I
Micha).Mrs M, K \ikeii
Abigale.Miss Annie llichcy
Witch of hinder ..Miss Minnie Curry
Sopranos: Miss Jennie Shealy, Mrs.
J. II. Tongue, Mis. .1. m. Cannon, Mrs.
It. K. Habb, Mrs. I). .\. Davis. Miss Ed
tin Itgronvos, Miss Willie May Chil-J
'dress. Miss Annie Helle Childless, Miss
Hess I e Crews.
Altos- Mrs. W. R McCuotl, Mis. W.
P. Thomnson, Mrs. W. II. Anderson,
Mrs. L. G. Halle. Jr., Mis; Henry
Wright, Miss Addle henly.
Tenors: Messrs. W. R, McCuen, lohn
d. Chlldress, Alison Leo, W. (?.
Thomnson, 1.. 0. Hires.
Hasses: Messrs .1. S. McCravy. 10, II.
Wllkcs, M. L. Roper, I?. A. Davis, .1.
n. Wright. c. II. Casque.
NEW CONCERN UK RE.
The Mcl.aiirln (.and and Lumber Com.
pail) Receives Charier.
The Secretary of State has Isi lied a
charter to ?tho Mcl.aurin Land and
Lumber Company. This company i. to
have a Capital stock of $10,000.00 ail
of which Is owned by Mr. d. W Mc
Laurin of Columbia and Mi. d. c. mc
Laurln of Laurens. The former is a
Well known real estate man of this
state, being the State. Land Agent and
tho latter Is an experienced lumber
man, having boon connected with luni
br concerns for many yaars. The com
pany will do a whole.sa'e lumber bus
iness and will deal In real estate, their
torrltory covering this stale.
No Need to (io lleyond.
If the c. K' W. c. railroad is- re
built, there are a lot oi' people who
will make a trip down thai road Jti 1
to see if thoi'O is such a place as Au
gusta. Ga. Nearly ovi rybody in Spnr
tntlbiirg has heard of AugUi In 1 it
very few have ever bad nervo cnoti '?
to travel beyond Lauren on I. ? (', ti
w. c. railroad. SpaTtanburg 11 raid,
TO LIBRARY OEEER
Many Teachers Will Get up
ACTUAL VALUE GIVEN
FOR EVERY DOLLAR
The Advertiser Wishes to Stress tho
Point that Actual Value ?111 he Olv
en for Every Dollar that is Turned
in and None will he Lett in the cold.
The management of The Advertiser
feel very much gratified over the In
terest that is being taken in the offer
of books made last week. A number
of teachers have already signified
their intention of getting to work and
securing enough new and old subscrip
tions to secure one or more of the sots
of books. While only a few have boon
beard from at this oltlCO, we are quite
sure that others are nlrondy thinking
of it and by the end of this week will
have already begun a campaign. It i.s
quite unusual to have oven as many
responses as have had so soon af
ter the offer was made.
The Advertiser wisher, to stress tho
point that this is not a contest, al
though one handsome book Is offered
to the school that prduces tho most
results. The Advertiser made the of
fer with the expectation that every
school that entered into the plan
would get a fair and square deal, that
every teacher that did any work ill all
would get the benefit of that work
whether .somebody ehe did more than
she did or not, that each ami every
child in the counts would do a littlo
work so that the labor would not fall
heavily on any one person that thil
teacher in the smallest school stand?
just as good an opportunity of get
ting sonic of the books as the teacher
in the^Higer school although she
prbably will not ge t at many and that
every teacher who enteis into the work
will be satlsflted with thl results ob
The Advertiser is confident that.
there are numbers and number:; of!
people in every community who would
lake tho paper i.' it were only mildo
I convenient for them to subscribe They
'are also confident that those who aro
behind with, their paper would bo per
fectly willing io r< new ii it woro made
convenient for them to <!?> so. Wu
aro told so often, "I fiovo been intend
ing dropping in to pay my subscrip
tion for some time, bui every tlniu
[ that I come Into town I forget it." Wo
are told this very often This das?
of people is the class thai will be most:
easily reached by those who Glldouvoi'
to solicit subscriptions, those who arc
willing to pay in subscribe bul who
just neglect lo do SO,
A few Mure Direstlonv.
All payments credited to old sob
scribers. even if paid several years mi
advance, will be credited as old sub
scriptions. Also, all payments mudo
on new subscriptions, even ? paid sev
eral years in advance, will I? credited
as How subscriptions.
We would also say further, that wo
have a larger selection of hook* 11 ill
those made in the Initial offer and If
the hooks offered are not suitable oth
ers will be substituted, although we
consider the selections a:, excellent.
If any of our subscriber* come in
ami offer to place their subscriptions
to the credit of different schools, WO
Will make a careful note ol it and glVO
(ho proper credit.
I We have purposely failed heretofore,
to set ;i closing date for tin's offer (I
it Is not a contest and as it is not a
case of Competition, However, we be
lieve for many reasons that a month
is as long as the offer should stand
Open. Unless requested to do so by
some of the teacher*, the offer will
most probably bo closed on Saturday
]the 24th of February.
I Tho management f>f '('be vdvertl
er win gladly furnish any additional
Paid Pollcj Proinpfly(
Mr. 1). W. CoChrailC, district agent
for tho Greensboro Life fnsuruneo
Company, was In tho city Monday, hav
ing come down to deliver 1 cheek to
Mr. John 1). Mills In pnj men! of ?
i policy on the lifo of Mr. Samuel A,
Mills who filed a few W00l< I ago. The
pulley was taken ouf on Kehrum loth
only one paym< ryt having hi en m on
i [ in full.