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supervision of the county board and
county superintendent, and her work
should be recognized as such by teach
ers and trustees. She will visit every
school and community during the
school session, and Is now ready to go
to any community at any time upon
4> Report Cards.
"The matter of using report cardB
in the schools of the county has been
neglected long enough. Parents should
know at the end of each month just
what their children have accomplish
ed. At the end of the school year
they should also know whether or not
their children are promoted to the
next grade. When a new teacher goes
to a school she Is at a loss to know
how to grade the children unless they
have promotion enrds. Realizing the
importance of the report and promo
tion card system the county superin
tendent has determined to require ev
ery teacher to use them. In order to
have a Uniform system the cards will
be furnished free at tho superintend
ent's office. The form which has been
adopted gives the monthly report,
term report, and promotion card com
bined. All teachers are positively re
quired to use these cards.
Perfect Attendance Huttens.
"It is very important that children
should attend school every day dur
ing tho session. Parents and teach
ers should encourage perfect attend
ance. In order to stimulate better at
tendance the County Department of
Education will give to every child In
the county who attends school every
day of the session a beautiful button
marked "Perfect Attendance". Per
fect attendance means that the child
must answer at the opening roll call
and remain at school during the en
Mre day. Rymeans of the report card
system there will bo no confusion as
to who are entitled to these buttons.
County Athletic and Oratorical Contest
"The Athletic Contest will be held
next April as uaal. Schools expect
ing to take part In this contest should
have a copy of the by-laws and con
stitution governing the same. A trophy
will be given the school making tho
^greatest number of points In this con
. "The Oratorical Contest will also
be held as usual in April and on the
same date as the Athletic Contest. All
schools liming as many as 16 regular
high schon1 pupils will be allowed to
take part in this contest. The medals
will be given as usual. The secretary
of the association can furnish any
school with a copy of tho by-laws.
"Roth of these are educational fea
tares and very necessary to vigorous
school life. It is hoped that every
school that can take part in one or
both of them will do so.
"It Is our purpose to hold a school
fair in Laurens in April. No longer
will the high school only he interested
in Field Day or the Oratorical Contest.
Every school In the county is urged
to take part In this fair and through
the efforts of all make It the greatest
lay In the educational history of Lau
rens. Contests of all kinds will be
held. Let each school begin now to
look forward and plan for that day.
The school which makes the best
yearly report and also sends in the
best exhibit will receive a handsome
new piano, given by Mr. .lohn II. Wil
liams, the piano and organ dealer of
Tho county fair Is to be held in
Laurens In October. This is most
certainly a time when the educational
interest of the county should be In ev
?'dence. Since It Is too early for the
schools to have regular exhibits It is
the desire of superintendent and sup
ervisor to have as many of Ihe schools
as possible enter a float contest. These
.'loats could be representative of tils
orlcal periods, and In this way be in
tructive as well as a means of arous
ng the Interest of the county in
?Achool affairs. A first and second
?rlze will be given to the two best
.loats. Let your school be one of the
number to be represented. Any furth
'?r information in regard to this may
;e received from the superintendent's
office. If you desire to enter this con
test send in the subject you wish to
"All teachers are required to use
the newly adopted text boks. They
are also required to follow the system
of grading adopted by the State board
of education. The books will be
found In the office of the superintend
ent. The old adopted books of 1906
1911 will be taken in exchange for
new books according to the exchange
law. until Dec. 16th, 1912. Either the
FUperlntendent or the rural supervisor
win be found In the office every day
daring the school session."
Running up and down stairs, sweep 1
In* and bending over making beds
* vlll not make a woman healthy or
'Ircautiful. 8he must get out of doors,
walk a mile or two every day and
?ake Cbnmborlaln's Tablets to im
nrove her digestion and regulate her
bowels. For sale by all dealers.
Sambo?Say, granrnnmmy, wbat
makes <lc moon shine ko bright some
times, while some nights Ib so dark?
Granmammy?Well, chile, I reckon
dat de good Lawd made dem dark
nights so dat poor colored folks kin
have Chicken "ithout do formality ob
payln' fob It.
Barnes Storme?Ah! me boy, but we
had the run of our life In Oskaloosa.
Friend?H'm, ain't it lucky they
couldn't catch you?
ACME OF EGOTISM.
Arthur?What a narrow-minded per
son Hnico Is!
Howard?Yob; he's one of those
fellows who think the whole world is
warm when they get their winter flan
Judge?Tou should have knows beV
ter than drive fast while crossing that j
bridge; didn't you see the sign "Walk
Prisoner?Dar? right, Jedge; b?*
dem was mu!?s what I wer? driving.
A Delightful Lawn Party.
On last Wednesday night Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Poole delightfully enter
tained a number of their friends at
a lawn party. Those who enjoyed the
hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Poole were
Misses Bessie Blakeley, Cora Work
man, Grace end Fannie Poole, Mabel
and Orlne Goodwin, Mary Ramage,
Maggie Lou Martin, Lucile Putman,
Nannie Rowland, Llla and Nannie
Clark, Dessie ShockJey, Clara Senn,
Annie Kate Childress and Messrs. Wel
lie McD?niel, Furman Poole, Dex
Goodwin, Franzc Shockiey, William
Peterson, Clardy Bolt, Jim Donnan,
T?te Ramage, Worthy Chapman, Clyde,
Ernest and Fred Childress, Ernest
Rowland, Foster Cromer, George S.
Sloan, Carle Bell, Tom Bolt. Chessly
Duvall, Charlie Nesbit, Walter Pat
ton, Joshua Cralg Poole and Mr. and
Mrs. N. J. Anderson. Everyone pres
ent reports a fine time.
A very prety home wedding took
place at the residence of the Rev. J.
A. Hughes of Mount Bethel district on
Sunday, Sept. 8th when his daughter
MIbb Stella became the bride of Mr. J.
H. Wasson of Laurens. The ceremony
that made the happy couple man and
wife was performed by the Rev. J. M.
Dallas pastor of Friendship church,
assisted by the bride's father. The
young bride looked real pretty dressed
in blue silk, and carrying a bouquet of
benutiful roses. After the ceremony
the handsome young pair received the
congratulations of their many relatives
and friends for their future happiness
in life. Both the young people are
well known and greatly liked by the
people of Mount Bethel district. They
will make their future home in the
city of Laurens, where the bride
groom's parents are well known as
one of the best families of that pro
gressive town. May the young folks
have a long happy and prosperous
LITT LE SURPRISES.
Tou did perfectly right in bench*
ing me, umpire; I was making a
blame fool of myself."
"AU I wanted was the postage
stamp, Mr. Hinker, but while 1 am
here I may as well get a bottle of
perfumery and some face powder."
"There's no occasion for you offer
ing mo any money, sir; your ordi
nance will go through on its merits."
"1 see by your scales, ma'am, that
this chunk of Ice weighs 66 pounds.
I'll have to take It back to the wagon
and chip a little off."
"Your auto doesn't need any over
hauling, Mr. Crankley; it's in perfect
order. No, sir; no charge."
"As the church happens to have a
large fund in Its treasury, brethren,
no collection will be taken up this
WORSE AND WORSR.
"Did you ever notice." said Walter '
Grimes, "how a fellow when he once .
gets 'balled up' and says the wrong
thing has a tendency to get in deeper
and deeper? '
"A friend was first telling me of <
his experience In attending a recep 4
tion In Indianapolis some time ago
During the progress of the function *
an elaborateiy gowned woman sang <
for the guests. Her voice wasn't any
thing to brag on. and my friend, who
Is very plain spoken, turned to a *
meek looking little man bitting at his <
right, and asked in a low voice. 'Wbo
was that old hen who has Just
squawked for us?" *
" 'That.' replied the man addressed. <
Mb my wife.'
"My friend gasped. 'Oh, b b-bea
your pardon.' he stuttered. "She's
really a rather nice looking woman
and I know she'd sing beautifully If
she had made a better selection of
her music. Who do you Buppose ever
wrote a rotten song like that?'
"T am the author of the song,' re
plied the meek looking little man."
When Artists Can't Agree.
Lodging complaints against artists
Is a common diversion uf their feliuw
tenants who lack the artistic tem
perament, but the most unusual griev
ance and from her standpoint the
most vital has been registered by the
Janltress of a building largely occu
pied by struggling palnlers.
"I>et them daub away all they
please la their own rooms," Bhe Bald;
"that Is nobody's business, but for
goodness sake let them leave tho
clothes poles in the backyard alone.
They paint them fresh every few days
becauso no two of the artists c*n
agree on an appropriate color, and
when plain people who don't mind
looking at a plain clothes pole hang
out their wash the clothes get all
smeared with fresh paint."
It was the dinner hour, and the
prison Inspectors were hurrying over
their official round. They asked sev
eral questions quickly.
*T am here, gentremen," explained
the pickpocket, when the warder
turned his back, "as the result of a
moment of abstraction."
"And I," observed the incendiary,
"because of an unfortunate habit of
making light of things."
"The reaton I am here," chimed In
the forger, "Is simply on account of a
natural desire to make a name for my
? "And I." added the burgler, "through
nothing but taking advantage of an
opening which was offered in a large
WE WILL MOVE THIS WEEK
TWO DOORS ABOVE OUR PRESENT!
WE WILL MOVE THIS WEEK
TWO DOORS ABOVE OUR PRESENT)
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WILL BE OUR MOTTO
Because We Have Combined Care and
Foresight in Our Fall Purchases.
Realizing the shortness of crops in this section, I exerted every effort in
the northern markets to get the best obtainable bargains. When I say bar.
gains, I do not mean cheap shoddy goods at cheap prices but the best goods
to sell at a cheap price.
The size of the crop you make effects your buying, therefore your crop
effects my buying. Also, that is where you and I have the advantage over
the wholesalers. They have to buy so far ahead it is impossible for them to
get an estimate on the crop. Therefore if the crops are short they stand to
lose big money and if a man knows where to look for them he can get some
mighty good bargains. Fortunately I found some of these and I am going to
give you the advantage of my finds. In a few days now we will get into our
new store and I hope to see all of you for I am sure I can save you money on
Dry Goods, Ladies' Ready-to-wear,
Shoes and All Kindred Lines.
Talk alone is not convincing but if you will give us a chance, I will show
you. I know you have seen or heard of those beautiful graphophones that I
have been giving away. Well, I am going to continue to do that. It is easy
enough to get one.JAll you have to do is to trade $25.00 with us and I will
give you one. COME IN AND LET US GIVE YOU A TUNE.
HOW IS THIS FOR AN INDUCEMENT
Sell you goods just as cheap as any one and throw in a graphophone for
WE WILL MOVE THIS WEEK
TWO DOORS ABOVE OUB PRESENT]
WE WILL MOVE THIS WEEK
TWO DOORS ABOVE OUR PRESENT
We will make this suggestion-why
not send The Advertiser to the Girl or
Boy at College. It is very inexpensive and
will be a pleasure to them. For the Nine
months the price is only Seventy-five Cents.