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title: 'The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, January 24, 1912, Page PAGE NINE, Image 9',
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A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR
LAURENS COUNTY SCHOOL TEACHERS
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.
Thia Is a set of books that every school in the county would
do well to have and a set which each of them ought to have. The
children should have Bomethiug else to road besides their studies,
for if they are confined to study alone they do not learn to ap
preciate the truo 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 books when
you were young? Don't you wish you had?
They serve to round out the life of the llt
Jrtj II tie ones and give them a true insight Into
b?kII 'be lives of the fellow beings. Do not cramp
them with (he knowledge gained only in the
Arithmetic, Geography or the Speller. These
hooks are delightful 1 ft tie treasures for the
young folks. They will appeal to the most
discriminating. The paper and printing is
of the best quality ami substantially bound
in extra English cloth. Each with line black
illustrations and inserted with six colored lithographs In ten col
ors. Bach book is priced at $1.00.
THE OFF Kit.
This set will only he given as a whole. No parts of it are
to he given. This Bet for BO New Subscriptions or CO Old Ones
or a pro rata number of each. The following books compose the
Alice In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass,
Anderson's Fairy Tales,
I ? a< k Beauty,
Gribb's Fairy Tules,
Mother (loose Complete,
Swiss Family Kobinson,
Tom Brown's School Days,
Dncle Tom's Cabin.
Alger and Henty Sets.
This Is 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 mos,t widely read boys' books of any writer of recent
years. The books nre just what the
young fellows should have to exercise
their 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 boys 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 books are by Horatio Alger,
Jr. and C. A. Henty, both well known
THE OF FKK.
These books will either be 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 sets. Or for
70 new subscribers to The Advertiser or for 90 old subscribers,
we will give the entire set, or for a pro rata number of each.
? A school without a set of Shakespeare Is uot complete. The
teacher might almost as well be missing. Is there a sot in your
school, Mr. or Miss 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 the trustee, It
will serve as a nuc
leus for a larger li
brary. Next year you
can add to it. Be
among the leaders In
This is the handy
(lOllnncz edition, a
complete reprint of
the original Temple
edition, with a his
torical and critical
preface. It is com
plete for every pur
and notes to each
play by Israel Col
The text is by (Mark and Wright, with critical notes, complete glos
sary and a life or the great poet. Complete in fourteen volumes
In a cloth box. I.imp cloth, gilt cloth, beautiful in every
tlcular. Usual price $?.00.
This complete edition given for L,r?
Old subscriptions. Let each boy or girl
get one subscription.
new subscriptions or ;I0
111 your school or grade
Half Leather Edition of Standard
One hundred and five volumes of this
beautiful edition. Every book selected on ac
count of its peculiar adaptibllity to the uses
of boys and girls. Clear type; good paper and
excellent printing. Hound in line library style,
half leather, gilt top, boxed. Price per volume
at stores $1.00.
Some of the Bosks.
Anderson's Fairy Talcs,
Browings' (Moth) Poetical Works,
Count of Monte Cr is to,
Jn Ills Steps,
Napoleon and bis Marsballs,
Vicar of Waketield,
Whlttler's Poetical Works,
In pointing out these special books from
the selection we hesitated on naming these be
cause we did not wls'i to slight others. Tho
edition is truly a well rounded one and would
be an ornament, to any library. In case. an>
library already has some, of these books and
would not wish them duplicated, wo will sub
stitute others for tlpun. We especially dlreot
tho attention of the Laurens and Clinton
schools to this selection. Indeed the Laurens
or Clinton City library would do well to got
It. A full list of them can be seen at this of
This selection Is such a largo one that wo
will make special Inducements on any part
of them. For those who do not get up the re
quired number, we will deliver thorn singly
on a basis of flvo old subscribers or four now
ones, or for 7T> cents In cash and ten coupons
taken from this paper. But below is the offer
we wish to stress.
THE OF FEH.
This beautiful edition of well seloctod
books for &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 groat men of later
years. They have proved the foundation stono
on which the careers of many modern mon
have been built. They should be at the hand
of every young man and every young womnu
who is growing up today. They might inspire
somo of the pupils to do greater things in lifo
than they have yet thought of. The work has
immortallzod the writer's name and takes tho
reader into tho horolc stir of Roman and
Groek life. Complete in throo volumes, each
set In a box and strongly bound in cloth. Val
Bring to Oils ofllco nine new subso.riKrs
or twelve old subscribers paid up in advance
to The Advertiser and Oie set is yours. Nothing
easier could be 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 books 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 offer 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, private 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 Sets.
This reries is one that nearly every child
in the county could win and one that should
adorn every school library shell. The beauty
about this series is that the
number of boobs which you
get is only limited by the
amount of work which you
do. It will be easy work for
a bunch of throe or four
school children' to make a
canvas of one immediate
neighborhood and get a pair
of these books.
out OFF EIL
Fach set of two books boxed
will he given for ?} new sub
scribers to The Advertiser ?r
for f? old subscriptions paid
Among the sets are these:
Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Professor at the Breakfast Table.
Data of EtlllCS
Emerson's Essays Vols. I & II.
French Revolution, Vols. | & |i.
Les Miserables. Vols. I & II.
Lincoln find His Lifo and Time, Vols. I & [[,
Napoleon and His Marshals. Vols. \ K- II.
Washington and His Generals, Vols. I & II.
Tom Brown and Oxford
Tom Brown's School Days,
Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of The
This Is a book which should bo In every
school loom 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 book of hooks and
should be on every shelf whether school, li
brnry or private person. It should bo there
It Is easy to got. All that it takes Is hot a
few hours work. The book is printed from
clear type on good paper, handsomely and dur
ably bound in cloth with gilt tops. Complete
in tlve volumes, boxed. Selling price $3.70.
This set of books, six in number, will be
given for 1F> new subscribers to The Advertiser
or 20 obi BUbscrl! s or a pro rata number of
each. This should appeal to every school
teacher In the county. The young folks, some
of them, who have already started a library
could onslly win this by getting out and doing
a little work.
The Laurens Advertiser
TEACHERS I Do not be content without a
Laurens, South Carolina
I lie Bible Study Question are alone the
subscription price. I rgc It.