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A THOUSAND DOLLARS
Chicago Association Offers
Aid to the South.
ANY SUM RAISED
If I,aureus County will H?lse by Pub
lic Subscription the Sum of $1,000,
Chicago Millionaires will Duplicate
the Sum. Attractive Features.
Laurens county, among the other
counties In the state, has been offer
ed the sum of $1,000 or considerably
more for the purpose of carrying on
the work of Improving farm condi
tions if the people of the county will
raise a like sum. The money Is offered
by Ihe Chicago Crop Improvement As
sociation, an organization composed
of rich people who are interested in
the development of farming life In the
country. The proposition was laid
before a small gathering of men here
Saturday by Mr. W. H. Barton, dls
rtlct superintendent for north-west
South Carolina of farm demonstration
work. Mr. Barton was authorized to
make the offer to Laurens county and
if the money Is raised he will be the
medium of communication through
which negotiations will be carried on.
Mr. Bnrtor. went into the subject at
length and explained why the money
was offered, what was expected of the
county and what would be expected
if the money were raised. He stated
that the organization of millionaires
in Chicago, headed by Scirs-Roc buck
& Company, desired to see farm life
made more attractive in the south and
more profitable. These men have
plenty of money and are able to make
good all of their promises. They are
making the same proposition to every
county In the south. To secure the
sum of money offered by this organ
ization it is necessary for Laurens
county to raise a sum not less than
$1,000. If she raises $1,000 or $2,000,
or even more it will be duplicated by
these men. The money can be spent
? In one year or in two years as the
people of the county might wish. If
only $1,000 Is raised, however, the
time for expending it cannot be ex
tended over more than a period of two
years. In addition to this sum, rais
ed by the county and duplicated by the
Chicago Crop Improvement Associa
tion, the county will continue to re
ceive the sum it now receives from
the state and from the U. S. govern
ment for farm Improvement, this sum.
as is well known, being expended at
this time through Mr. John D. W.
Watts as county agent of farm im
provement work. The total sum to be
expended then, In case Laurens coun
ty takes up the proposition, is around
With this sum of money, it is pro
posed to secure the services of a com
petent farm demonstrator for the en
tire year, have him give his undivid
ed attention to this farm Improvement
work , also to acl us a kind of com
mercial secretary for the county. This
work Is being done in part now by Mr.
John D. W. Watts, but he Is employed
for only a portion of the year and at
a salary which does not Justify him
in giving his whole time to It.
Mr. Barton talked very Interestingly
of the work that has been done by
the farm improvement demonstrators
of the state before this and what Is to
be expected as a result of the gener
osity of the Chicago Crop Improvement
Association. Heretofore, because of
the lack of funds, Mr. Barton stated
that the department of farm Improve
ment, had only been able to instill
the very rudimentary principles of
successful agriculture Into the people.
They had only attempted to deal with
deep fall plowing, better drainage, fre
quent shallow cultivation, better seed
beds etc., farming principles long
made use of In other countries and
much neglected In the south. Having
been partially successful In this first
step, they had done nil that they could
until this money was offered them.
X-iw they are ready to nke the next
step and show the people the ne< 1 I
ty for planting winter C0Y*6i' crops,
such as vetch, clover, etc., and then
to impress up.m them the need for
diversification and last, but of the
most Importance, that it is absolute
ly necessary to raise live stock if the
farmer is to get the full returns from
his lands and is to put hack into it
for future years what he takes out
It is for the purpose of beginning
t'.is campaign that Mr. Barton was in
l.aurens. With the state ami govern
ment funds of over $.V-0 With this of
fer of $1,000 or mere Iro.ii Chicago,
ho was hero to see if Lauren; were
ready and willing to come forward and
raise enough money to secure this
fund and employ a demonstrator and
advisor. Whether the county of Lau
rens is to reap the benefits of the
Chica^oans' gonerosity is to be left
with the ju-ople of Laurens them
selves. If they are ready to make
some little sacrifice to better them
ee.vcs, the money to do ijo must De
forthcoming. If $1,000 Is raised in
the county, $1,000 will be brought
here from Chicago and the $2,000 add
ed to the sum already expended an
nually will put to work for the good
of the county. *
The Advertiser would like to hear
some expressions upon the subject and
some suggestions as to the best way
to go about raising the money. Lau
rens has been picked out as one of
the first in which to make the offer,
because It is looked upon as a pro
gressive county, so it is expected that
she will raise the money.
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Lisbon, Jan. G.?The old year
has passed and gone, and we are glad
to say that so many of us have been
left to do our work to help make this
year the best In every particular, on
record. Since our last letter to your
paper some of our dear ones have
passed to the Great Beyond and a
number of our friends all over the
state have been placed at their last
resting place to await the great judge
There has been a great unrest
among the people of both white and
black, but they have about settled
down to make another effort on the
We were sorry to hear of the death
of Mr. O. C. Cunningham of Cold
Point.* He has paid the debt that we
all have to pay.
Mr. and Mrs. Revers Milam, of Dur
ham, N. C, Mrs. Robt. Milam, of
Greenville and B. H. Posley, Esq., of
Cold Point, are spending a while with
Miss Kate Holmes has gone back to
school at Ashvllle, X. C
Miss Francis Smith has returned to
Jonesville to take up her duties as a
teached In the graded school.
Mrs. .1. F. Ballew, Mrs. O. T. Bal
lew. Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Bailey, Oline.
R. B. and J. Fincher Ballew, Jr., of
Union, have returned to their home
after spending a few days with J. T.
A. Ballew and family.
Miss Alma Oarrett resumed her du
ties at the Lisbon high school after
spending the holidays at home at Bel
We had a very quiet Christmas with
little evidence of much whiskey, wo
are glad to note.
We wonder If It does the men
any good who were convicted In
the Semlnole matter to keep re
peating It In the newspapers,
when- every boy from ten years
up, know all about the matter. We
think some of our newspapers ought
to repeat the good things that the poor
fellows have done. As there are so
few of us who would like to see the
light turned on. We like to see people
upright and honest, but there Is some
times In a man', life, if he is not
brought up as he should, that he will
do things that the public will always
remember, so few things of that that
Is good In a man that people remem
J. T. A. Ballew has been disabled for
one month with rheumatism, but is
some better at this date.
Much* success to The Advertiser and
its many readers.
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Laurens Drug Co.
MENS COUNTY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Report of Miss WH Lou Gray to the State Superin
tendent of Education.
Progress was made along the edu
cational lines in Laurens county ac
cording to a report submitted by Miss
Wll Lou Gray, county supervisor of
schools, to J. E. Swcaringen, the State
superintendent of education.
"In April the county superintendent
of education," says Miss Gray, "found
that there could be secured from the
Peabody fund $250 aid as part salary
for the supervisor of rural schools. A
county board meeting was called and
this salary supplemented from the
county funds. The position, which I
accepted, was offered me.
"The county schools have been
found to represent separate entitles,
each working according to its own,
or no plan at ali. Through supervision
I hope to bring about more uniformity.
As a whole the trustees, teachers and
children are willing to improve con
ditions if they are but stimulated and
"Hearty cooperation has been evi
denced in many instances by trustees,
patrons, pupils and teachers. In sev
eral schools, where the community is
divided into two factions, the coopera
tion doesn't extend further than per
fect courtesy to me. The teachers
in these schools are working well,
and I have been received with cordial
ity and have never detected the faint
est trace of resentment at criticism
or suggestion. The superintendent al
ways makes my appointments and
to this I attribute my cordial recep
tion. In fact, the people seem de
lighted to have some one take an in
terest in their schools.
"Early in September plans were
made for the year. Many of these
were included in a letter issued by the
county superintendent to the trustees
and teachers. Up to date the follow
ing have been carried out: 1. Educa
tional rally day?October .". The State
superintendent and others addressed
a large number of teachers, pupils and
patror.s in the morning Our teachers'
association, which has been dead for
two years was reorganized in the af
ternoon and a constitution adopted. We
are (tying to make this a progressive
club. The dues are one dollar, to be
expended for lectures and for books
to form the nucleus of a teacbers'
library. The teacher reading three
books (including Tate's or Hand's
manual) and attending five meetings
will be placed on the superintendent's
honor roll. Two of these meetings
have already been held. So far they
have been well attended.
Since the county fair came too early
for an educational exhibit, the sehools
were represented by historieal floats?
nine competing for tbe two prizes of
$10 and $5. The winners were one
teacher schools. These aroused so
much interest and favorable comment
that in tbe future they will be a per
"Report cards have been mailed to
every teacher and the superintendent
makes their use imperative. This Is
done to bring about uniformity.
"Perfect attendance buttons for the
session will be used to encourage at
tendance. We have in Laurens an
excellent moving picture show. i
have secured from the manager tick
ets for these pupils making the roll
of honor. Educational >, ,.k will be
used the first Saturday of every
"Library certificates will be given
to every child who reads and reports
on five books.
"The School Journal. This journal
Is edited by the children. The super
intendent overlooks the business de
partment and 1 overlook, but do not
rewrite the literary matter. We have
] a .constantly growing subscription li t,
, now numbering 1,000.
"Many nun prominent in different
professions?oducators, lawyers, min
isters, etc.- have agreed to lecture in
the different school districts during
the winter, and the sehools have had
six lectures during November.
"I have visited 30 sehools. On the
whole I find the teachers woll prepar
ed, mostly college wi.mer. -who can
he moulded into an elective teaching
corps. None of these 30 schools run
lOSS than seven months. Mob! of them
run eight and several nine months. I
have been In only two schools which
did not have libraries. These schools
have already gone to work on library
funds. I suggest to the teachers, trus
tees, patrons and children certain Im
provements and in each Instance they
have Interested themselves in these im
provements. At each school I decide
on the most, necessary things and ask
for them. The children through the
letters to The Journal and the tecre
tarles of the school Improvement as
sociation keep me Informed as to
"1 visited one school last week
where there was no apparatus, not
even enough desks. With the teacher,
I called on the chairman of the board
of trustees and asked for more desks,
etc. The Icaeher has written that
the desks and a globe have been
ordered by the trustees. The ladies
of the community arc raising money
for a library. I have organized a
number of ? school improvement as
sociations all of which are doing ear
nest work. They reported $75 rais
ed last month by various means. In
a number of talks I have urged that
the school become a community cen
tre, also that the county school should
be made representative of country life
and not an imitation of the city
schools. At all the schools a number
of government bulletins have been
distributed. 1 have assisted many
teachers In arranging their daily pro
grammes, have observed them in their
work, and have taught some classes
for each. This year I am calling spe
cial attention to reading, since I am
finding such poor readers.
"Seven of the schools have applied
for the rural graded school aid. Throe
new schools, modornly furnished, will
i apply for the prizes offered by the
School Improvement association. Out
of GC districts, 57 levy a special tax.
I trust before next year to have a spe
cial (ax In every district.
'I have secured through different
manufacturing companies abou* $200
worth of domestic science appliances.
One school, which has Increased its
tax, is building a domestic science
room. A piano has been of
fered by a dealer in Greenville to the
school making the greatest general
improvement. This will be awarded
at the school fair in April.
"The Laurens Herald has given
Bpuee in Its columns for educational
articles. These have helped to give
pub''city to the work. Forty dollars
has been raised towards purchasing a
stereoptlcon outfit. I trust the remain
ing amount may be secured, for by
means of the slides I hope to show
the educational progress made in oth
er counties and states. I will also pur
chase historical and natural scenery
BEEF SUPPLY MUST
COME FROM SOUTH
Secretury Wilson Makes This Declara
tion liefere House Agricultural
Washington, Jan. 4.?Secretary Wil
son today made his last appeal for
funds to conduct the work of the
department of agriculture when he
appeared before the house agricul
ture committee. Secretary Wilson
will retire March 4. In particular he
asked for Increased appropriations to
continue the enforcement of the pure
food law which he said during the
last year had been made 25 per cent,
Secretary Wilson also reviewed the
work of the department in the South.
He asserted that tin- beef supply of
the country must in the future come
from the South instead of from the
west, and saiil that the department
was endeavoring to aid the southern
\ I 'o in a Lighthouse.
For yoars J. s. Donahue, So. Haven.
Mich., a Civil war captain, as a light
house keeper, averted awful wive!.,
but a queer tact Is. he might have been
a wieck, himsoif, if RlceinC. hitters
had not prevented. "The/ cured me
of kidney trouble and chills." he writes
"after I had taken 0U1?I BO called
cures for yen ;, wltlmlll boiicflt and
they also improved iJy Sight. Now. at.
seventy, I am feeliyk fine." For dys
pepsia, indigestion, all stomach, liver
and kidney trouble;, they're without
equal. Try them. Only 50 cents at Lau
rens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
If you grow peas a Star Pea Huller will please and
pay you. If you use Fertilizer see our Force-feed
Wizard Distributor, the hopper holds 100 pounds.
If you plow cotton and corn see the J. M. B. No. 20
Cotton and Corn Plow Stock, the steel beam will not
break or bend. Write us for circulars and prices.
Our offer to the readers of this paper will interest you.
STAR PEA MACHINE COMPANY
Bennettsville, S. C.
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No. 1 i
WHY-BE-A- TKN AN T?
Buy A Home With Rent Money!
The average renter pays for his place every eight ye ars
but the land lord still owns it. Why Tay Rent?
YOU PAY AS RENT
12.'? Acres bounded by lands J. Warren Holt, Jarnos Wham's estate
ami others, known as the Coleman Tract, (/'heap ami easy terms.
125 Acres within one mile of public square, well improved. Will
cut into 10, 15 or 20 acre lots. Easy term.
46 Veres, more or less, adjoining' lands of C. I). Moseley, Mrs.
Cain and others, one and three-fourth miles South of Laurens C. H,,
with good tenant house and in hig;h state of cultivation for $45.00
One 5-room house and lot fronting on Mack St., containing; three
fourths of acre, more or less, for $?00.00. On easy terms.
One acre lot with one 2-room house and one 5-room house front
ing Jennings St. Price $700.00.
One 4-room house on lot 100 x 1."><I noni Watts Mill for $1,100.00.
553 Acres, known as the Tom Smith Farm, between the waters
of Reedy River and Saluda, well improved. Will sell as a whole or
cut up to suit purchaser. Terms reasonable apply for prices.
127 Acres of land on Greenwood ?ounty side of Saluda River,
adjoining; land of Helton Day end others. Price reasonable and terms
?-ft~ 178 Acres near Ml. Olive Chuoh, Choap and on easy terms.
One-half interest In one oi the finest lim ? quarries in the South.
Pour rnilos of Ware Shoals. Cheap on easy terms.
At $120.00 per year in 10 years. . $1,581.68
At $120.00 per year in 25 years. $0,583.72
At $240.00 per year in 10 yeanj. $3,103.3?
At $240.00 per year in 25 years. 13,107.43
We will cut any of the following into such size tracts
as you desire. We buy at wholesale and retail land out
to suit the small buyer :
About 100 Acres near Watts Mill, known as the Radgctt Land.
240 Acres located near Reedy River Power Company, on Roedy
River, and known as the Dorroh Place. Price, $12.60 to $20.00 per
acre, depending on number of acres and location.
2'i acres at Anil's oroftS roads, cheap for quloh sale.
10 acres near Watts Mills, all improved, for $1,500, half cash.
[06 acres, a part of J. N. Clanly trad, $8.00 por acre. Qot the bar
'X', acres near Ora, S. ('., with good dwelling house and all nccossarj
outbuildings, good orchard, good levol land, church and school conve
nient, Ten is and price reasonable.
11 acres ncai Walls Mill well improved. See us for price and lorms.
Several houses and lots near Watts Mill.
We also have for sale about Twenty-two Acres of land within the
corporate limits of the Oily of I.aurei.s. known US Grays iflll, which
wo will sell in small building l"ls. at reasonable prices. A good many
of tin se lots have CC-ltagCS oil them.
Remember that wc cut off any number of acres de
sired by purchaser and give any reasonable time in which
to pay. We want to make it possible for every white
fanner in (?aureus County to own his home.
Laurens Trust Company
R. A. dooPKR, President. C. W. Tun ft, Sec. & Trcas.
Anderson & makoley, Managers Real Estate Snlc?.