HOT BISCUIT, 'y
hot cakes, made with
ROYAL Baking Powder
are delicious, health
ful and easily made*
Mr. Eurle Calne spent Saturday here
Miss Emmie Robertson was horo
irom Clinton Wednesday.
Capt. R. F. Fleming, of Greenwood,
wan n visitor In the city yesterday.
Mr. Charles Fleming Is at homo
from Hampden-Sydncy college, Va.
Mr. C. B. Leonard, of Youngs town
ship, was in the city on business Tues
Mr. L. O. Hlers has been spending
several days with relatives in Braneh
Mrs. H. L. Scaife and Mrs. W. B.
Owens spent Sunday In the city with
Mr. John Wells Todd has returned
to his work after a week with the
Mr. .lames Harney spent Sunday in
Greenwood with Messrs Alison and
Mr. S. Poliakoff, who is now living
in Greenville, was a business visitor
Mr. R. M. Dry son, of Owings, was
here Tuesday on his way to Woodruff
to attend Presbytery.
Mrs. B. W. Ball has been spending
several days in Columbia with Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Ball.
Miss Willie Mae Childless returned
borne Tuesday after closing her school
at Catawha .Inaction.
Mr. L. A. McCord, who has been
confined to his home for several weeks
is still unable to be out.
Mr. Kniest Machon, now a student
at Furman university, spent several
davs in the city last week.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Dorroh of Spar,
tanburg, spent the week-end with the
former's mother in this city.
. The friends of Mr. John Boyd will
be sorry to learn that be is quite sick
at his borne near the city limits.
?Mr. W. G. Lancaster went to Spar
tanburg Tuesday to visit his relatives,
one of his sisters being very sick.
. .Mr. L. K. King, a former citizen of
Owings but now of Donalds, was a
business visitor in the city Monday.
Midi !o;,a Ycrk, Mrs. R. .\ Ada'r.
and Mrs. Dr. Johnson came ;ii> from
Clinton last Wednesday to spend the
Mrs. W. K. Lucas will be among
those who will attend the Southern
Educational Conference at Richmond
Mrs. R. Z. Wright, Misses Sallie and
Zee Wright of Clinton were here Wed
nesday having come through the coun
try In their auto.
Rev. J. B. Branch, of Clinton, pass
ed through the city Tuesday on his
way Woodruff to attend the meet
ing of Presbytery.
Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Wilson. Mr. and
Mrs. Jim Irby, Miss Lillian Wilson
and visitor of Cross Anchor were in
1 Messrs. t. B. Wallace and Cliff Wal
i laco and Misses Minnie and Mabel
Wallace canic down from Greenville by
aulo Saturday to wltnesB the Duneau
Watts ball game.
Miss Mary Todd left several days
ago for Nownan, Ga., where her sl?ter,
Miss Amelia Todd, has beer, detained
at the home of Miss Nancy Jamloson
whilo recovering from an attack of
calomel is unsafe.
Local Brugglsl Who Sells Rodsrn's
Liver Tone Guarantees It to Take
the Place of Calomel.
If your liver is not working just
right, you do not need to tnke a chance
on getting knocked all out by a dose
of calomel. Go to Laurens Drug Co.
who selis Dodson's Liver Tone, and
pay HO cents for a large bottle. You
will get a harmless vegetable remedy
that will start your livor without vio
lence, nnd 'f it does not give complete
satisfaction the cihiggist will refund
your money with *ft smile.
If you buy a bottle of Dodson's
Liver Tone for yourself r> ? your chil
dren, you have insured your family
relief from attacks of constipation,
biliousness, lazy liver and headache.
It Is as beneficial and safe for chil
dren as for adults. A bottle of Dod
son's Liver Tone is something every
man or woman should keep In the
house. Your money is safe because
you can return the bottle if it fails to
PIANOS! PIANOS! PIANOS!
I have a fine lot of Starr pianos at:
the depot and being somewhat Inca
pacitated on account oT my eyes, 1
will offer them at se/iarkahly low
prices to close themy/mt.
Anyone desiring a first class piano
will please confer with me at once.
Terms to satisfy.
a7-11 L. A. McCord.
Staie of South Carolina,
County of Greenwood,
Court of Common Pleas.
B. P. McKellar, .lr.
Pursuant to a judgment of the court
and a decree of sale In the above en
titled cause, 1 will sell at public auc
tion on Salesday in May, 1913, (the
same being the 6th day of May) in
front of the court house door, in the
County of Laurens and State aforesaid,
during the legal hours of sale, on
terms specified below, the following
described real estate to wit:
All that tract or plantation of land
situate, lying and being in the county
of I.aureus, StatBy6f South Carolina,
containing twentyyflve (2f>) acres, more
or less and hounped on the north-cast
by Dora Watson, on the south-east by
Plus Brown; on the south by J. Frank
Ramage and on the west by Hiram Mc
Coy and Dugar McCoy and Willis
Liney Blakely?the said tract of land
being conveyed to the said Jane Mc
Coy by her late husband Lindrey Mc
Coy, February lit, lit 10, deed recorded
In office of clerk of court for Laurens
county, Hook 28, page 20. Terms of
sale: cash. Purchaser to pay for pa
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Waste In One-Teacher School. *
Prof. W. H. Hand ?
State High School Inspector. ?
*?*****#*?**?*? * ? ?
It Is easier to point out evils and
shortcomings than It is to remedy
them or evon prescribe remedies.
Paradoxical as it may seem, H is more
difficult to correct a generally admit,
ted evil than one not so generally
realised or admitted. When an evil
becomes so common as to bo almost
universal it attracts little attention,
and people are not much concerned
about either the evil or a remedy.
An Illustration lies close at hand.
So common It Is for one teacher to
undertake to teach a school of 25 or
30 pupils ranging in gradation from
beginners to algebra, geometry, and
Latin that most people seem abso
lutely unconcerned about the situa
tion or a remedy.
In the better organized clasB It has
been demonstrated that one teacher
can handle with reasonable success
from 2f> to 30 pupils. The inevitable
conclusion followed that any teacher
ought to handle 30 pupils, regardless
of their classification. Perhaps four
out of five one-teacher schools in this
State have as many as nine so-called
grades. Not a few claim ten grade's
and occasionally the eighth wonder
of the world is found in the shape
of a school of eleven grades taught
by one teacher. Let us see how one
teacher is going to handle 30 pupils
in nine grades. At the outset It Is
admitted that the grading is irregu
lar and tli.it one or two grades may be
entirely missing, leaving about seven
distinct grades. We begin with the
daily schedule, and we do Just what
the average teacher does first?take
care of the four or five pupils above
the seventh grade. Each of these two
higher grades will have daily recita
tions, or a total of ten recitations.
Those recitations will be about as
follows: two in English, two In
arithmetic, one in algebra, one In
geometry* at least one In Latin, two
in history, one in physical geogra
phy. To these ten recitations we
shall allot ridiculously short periods
?16 minutes each, a total of l.r>0 min
utes, or two and one.half hours.
Suppose the school day is six hours,
exclusive of all recesses?a longer
day than is usually found. At most
210 minutes (three and one-half
hours! remain for teaching the re
maining five grades. This is an aver
age of 42 minutes for each grade, al
lowing nothing for loss of time in
changing classes, giving directions,
and other necessary delays. Now,
the pupils in these lower grades will
have an average of live subjects or of
five daily recitations, if they got what
they need. Such subjects as English,
geography, physiology, arithmetic,
history, spelling and writing must be
looked after. On an honest division
of time each of these subjects will
get just a fraction over eight minutes
for daily recitation. A fow combi
nations can be made bringing up tliese
recitations to an average of ten min
Whal can such a school hope to
accomplish? The children are in
school, they are there long enough,
hut they are not being taught. No
body is being taught properly. The
pupils In the higher grades are back
ward, because they were neglected
when in the lower grades. The pu
pils now in the lower grades are be
ing neglected and will be hackward
when they reach the higher grades.
The teaching Is the thing that counts.
Are the trustees and the patrons and
the taxpayers satisfied with the situ
ation? Are they going to remain
The remedy Is take out the little
handful of pupils above the 7th or
the 8th grade In thees schools, and
give their time, to these younger pu.
pils before they are forced into idle
habits of study. Not a pupil above
itie Sth grade should be allowed In
a one-teacher school. If such were
followed, within five years the 8th
grade pupils in the one-teacher schools
would he In advance of the present
ftO.called 10th grade pupils taught
under such conditions as already out
What would become of the pupils
above the 8th grades in tliese schools?
Gather them from several small
schools Into groups of 18 to 2". pu
pils In order that they may he hetter
I taught. Such a course would he the
j beginning of consolidated schools,
perhaps the most highly desirable
i immediate single improvement that
! could be made In our school system
W. 11. Hand.
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S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Laurens, South Carolina
When you feel'?sarsS
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LAUUEA.S DRUG CO.
Laurens. 8. C.
Dr. T. L. Timmerman
People's Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
POPHAM'S ASTHMA REMEDY
Kives instant relief and an absolute euro
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TrUil Pm !<.ik'- by mnl! 10 rents.
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LAURENS DRUG CO.
Laurens, S. C.
Only The Purest Drugs
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Laurens, South Carolina
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