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LAUJIENS, S. U.. DEC. 1:2. 1917.
The decision of the collegi boys to
hold their oratorical contest in Green
wood next spring. after having held it
for several years elsew'het e. will be
received with 14leasure in this sec
tio)n by those who are interested in
such matters. (;ing back to the old
home of tle 'Conte.-t was a wise move,
for the annual (vent has never held
eewhere the ,tat'wide interest which
thcy 00manled there. Besides, the
eleC(ss which the (rceenwood people
*ade of the affair entitled them to it, l
the contest havin been madie self
- pportin r while speakers and dele- I
a.ates wer'- put to n, exp(nse. Add- I
"'1 in tere-t Will be :iven the contest
I this county this yei l(e''aulSe a
141urens boy. W. E. Blakely, of Ora.
preshlcnt i the association and will
eside at tih meeting.
Reports Iitm the country indicate
that the farnt ars of the cot unty, es
'('Cially i.c -mall farmenvrs, made a
lbstantial l.:s;~nli- I. the ,-all of the1
-.Vernan: tI plat w heat anid as a
" t "lr .ore i., ,lant-d 'his veatr than
:a Inan' ye"a;:.- past. ' I he ev'erely
-*'l w'd aie r does it piu their ef
- c t ana I n an niti- more tiLun
own !!' four :1.}.1 Year than eve'lr be -
*r'. .\ des, :'".,,i lj jiibut,. is di c :l hce
-1all fatrner- andl those. |alget' 01)("s
who, wtith patriot( mlot.ive, pas.4 41 up
the opportunity o4f nakin: more inoney
~nit of (otton in order to serve the
(mmon gol It is this sense of pa
triotism and senii -e of pb11lic obliga
tion that Is the bed-roek tio d(mocratic
ro(ernn1'-111 111 and wvit houtt it our coln
try w11oul(1 beoie tie victim of auto
cratic power. Thum.,- who have failed
to help in this (4n" ause at least pos
sibly may prolil in dollar's 1111(1 cents,
lti the consioulsness of a duty per- i
fI' llted m ay c rtain ly ntilt il Iheirs. I
l'ity thme railroads' The mployees
fix the pay-roll aid the government
1ixe s tIh rates to 1mn ,"1 tle pay-roll.
The :mlioyee~s demIrand mo1re wages,
get it and denuind moree. The141 govern
mWent stands pa and tells tile rail- I
'oads 10 di up til 'laty-roll sOlie- I
where, but (lo(sn'I .-a: vhere. Hlow'
wVould I farinecr, 11 mer< hat.t a bank
r-r or, say, a newlspaper publishe.r, like
to be plac(d in lhe t aime pret(dinent'
TIhe railroad14s arfe fliding it. hard14 to
lmake 11(1 ends ee, according to report s
whichm they tmake and which are sub
stanl)tillted by figure's. Inl .pi te of the
nerenesed revenueti, due toi inc rensed'(
trallie, opera4 tng expentlses, due to
higher wa1le.s and1 m1(lo e'xj44nsive ma- I
'erials, han-%4 incerea-ecd faster. With
he uncertaint111y of futLure earnuing
')owir, Imoney' fotr e'x 0ans1ion is difficult,
to get. The roads. are' (ongest(d with
I rafriR, (1ausing1 dlays anid (exlCense. aI
The 'outr 's'i war plans areo being dis- I
Illrani d. Some1 jieople arfe goIng
cold and i ot h irs can't buy niecesitles!
f lif. for love( or money(3. ThIe r'ail-.
alnd y. theiy havenl1't the edelit to al- b1
hitw Cor expalnsioni. Whose to blame? I
1' li tiianas muostly. What's next? Gov
I I rmn nt ownter'shtip i k ely. And then ?
Mis mallnagement,1 ineffielen11cy, h ighier
ialte~s and loiweri pay, etc., etc. WVhat Is fi
neededl in ('ontgress todIay is a new T1
ielI .with1 seniaor and11)4 repr1esental- S'
tiv~es who havye a hotter stock ini trade0
than biessing~ oult the corporattions and
holing up3 legitimtne .'fforts for bits- 01
n4'55 (xpan4sion1. dI
play Tlhtursday e'veniing, D~en. 20th, at 8
7:30o. rThe Ladies Rural Improvement'
Association wvill serve oysters before ,A
aindl after, be'gilnn ing at six~ o'clock. 1R
Everybody Is inIvitedl.
* Offleers in Altereation. f
J1. T. Crews, Chief of Poilee, and J. Ct
C. Thomas, driv'er of thme fire truck, S
were fined ten and fiye dollaru respee- ~
tively before Mayor Owings last week
as the result of an altercation in the a
City Hall. The trouble followed the e
return of the fire-truck from a small (
blaze on West Main street. Thomas
attacked the chIef beeause of an al- P
leged insult and the chief was in the'
act of drawing his pistol, wheni Alder..
man Sexton rushed in and took it away
from him, The altercation was later
ren~ewed, but onlookers succeeded In
brel~venting any serious casualties,
BAKER AT LAURENS.
U'niversity De)an Speaks to County
The Laurens County Teachers' As
sociation met in the high school build
ing In Laurens Saturday. In spite of
the threatening weather, there were
ibout 40 teachers present.
The high school teachers were led
in their study by. Dean L. T. Baker,
of the University of South Carolina.
l'he grammar grade teachers had Mirs.
B3rown of Winthrop College to lead in
the study of Charter's teaching the
ommnon branches, arithmetic being
he subject of discussion. She gave the
:'urtis tests for accuracy and speed,
o the teachers. The primary teach
,rs discussed the subject of busy work
or classes not reciting, Miss Annie
\'orkman, the normal teacher, leading
After the sectional meeting the
cachers reassembled in the audi
orium for the general mleeting. The
ourth grade conducted the opening
!Xercises of this meeting by singing a
ational song and giving an historical
dramatization. 'T'hen Mirs. I irow i
V1' a very instructive lvecture on
ceration and Flay ground elui>
n'nt for I:':a sh(ools. After the re
of the treasurer, secretary and
irogram 01com1nittee, tle association
tdjourned to meet again (in i1m see
111(1 Saturda. in January.
City Electrieian Rlesigns.
Perry E. Ice, city electrician for the
>ast few months, has tendered his res
gnation to the City Council to take
ffect Jatnuary 1st. It is understood
hat. .\It. 1.0c contemplates moving
Isewhere to be similarly eII:loyed.
notic--.\f r t>eeettmbe r 21th I w'ill
( at E:ichelberge0r'( w d yard t.e .
will buy seed colty 15- (eed c ottum
>wnrs ar reluestef nlot to bring and
tuti that title as..tIe law prevents mi
rOut buying tintil then. 1). L. Todd.
F'it' Sale - ha ve about 75 bushel of
Iat sville No. II cotlton seed for sale.
receved the blt111 ribbon and also ithe
rize on it at tie Laurens County Fair
oker, the originatoi;' of the cotton.
voa the pretllsi on it at the0 Statt
"air. To lily knowledge it .Is the long
'st variety of long rtaplu cotton in tit
tat'e, xcludin g Sea sland coton.
)airing Octob'r I reseived '22 1-2 cents
or tils cotton at the Watts -.ills. On
he date of this sale short staple only
rought 27 1-2 'ents, making a differ
'nee of $7, betweent a bale of lostr
Mtle and one of ahort staple. lrieh
-0i ier bushel. 'I'. It. unerel, la.it
('ns. Itout e 2. 211 -
For Side ---I avo V(two nice iuti
(red' Iarredte 'lyanouth atock Cockerel
or ::al. Abollt iito i e il ths old. iliht
n color, pretty clean yellow legs ian<(
osy combs and gills; very large size
'rie $2.00 each. Tel. at. Su m r' l, .a S -
Ins. arti 2. 20-t
For Sale-T8wo larrd Plymoutlh
tok 'Iocke rials I 2arch hatch), .5
aeh; also some ItWie Leghorns, all
ct'esb. Gr11otti latit erg aurens,3'
.tiC., Itg t I. (. 0. c-2aId-55 Ea
Fot' Sale -Two' fgeito mts. a > d(Il<.
ann.\oLaurensi, S. C. 2021-1il
oodb worke a'nd eamily. mae' Wghsn
bndout' (0l0lbs. 19-atabrgi.Ste
leonte-A peuarei transfe buinos.b3
'atmda. l t 4esartint.. l 20-ltfIh
OFlorit Se e of ne K ad on A
'(l1Itt Stiller a i the t it 1p Afl lr et'
ns. cauhtottm h l igh al ffeiry.
'ilce rigtos.euG. Mcai's, M55 Easodd
xai ste tL urn . .l-d
For Sale----Noleten tl shuats, anone
w' andi pig13S.a Maddly tol i. Wattsli I5
ty, .\rlan tle Stut'day -at -ko
Proet . ou Ca!tro-FeeIt.
Ntlf -Atlltteons ('(arle hereby113
4arn le Ke agan ' II eslitssml, 1hunting,
oodt lint or h S.in falle 9-mbt
'omihe clese of Dr.11 s.e.xes . A
Mode to ulevn-Ia wnhprepArel tor
lac loghti te lanso sidpoesd
nll bexpesecu. Persn w\shL. Tod
ax. d l, tt.19-lit
otning to Tresa-l'nsllrteronts
'y, hereday waneatrdy agat Ekomln,
ridaypo an anuda. JV. D. Oulens.
m.yCtit oue1 !4-8t
her drugif sottrie In stme western
mpto eet KeeyIstitut. N132l9 17ady
trClmiS. A. BROS.
By ANNE CAREW
sat down on his
sled with his
'- chin in his mit.
tened hands and
tried to plan
what he could
* give folks for
Christmas, for it
was only three
"I can't give a
thing !" he mut
tered at last, for
- he did not have a
penny of his own,
and he knew that
money was very
scarce on the
farm that year.
children would be lucky if they all had
mittens and warm shoes and stock
ings. Yet Bob knew that his sister
Nan was dreaming of a doll house,
little Peter wanted a puppy all his own.
and he didn't dare think of his big sis
ter Amy and big brother Elmer and
his father and mother.
"Why not make 'em some'idng?" was
the thought that came to him.
Bob jumped up and went home whis
tling through the woods. Under the
pine trees he stopped and brushed
away the snow. When he got through
his pockets were full of dried pine
cones, large and small, and some pieces
of birch bark.
The day before Christmas Bob un
locked the woodshed door and looked
at the result of his labors.
There was a doll house for little Nan
made out of an egg crate, with real
He Saw the Grandest New Sled.
walppro h wlso h w
room, his ofearpt onthe loor an
Hue fram the Grmaynesae wle
wdal pad onade airam fo t out'
oo its of woodland on the oo d~
boich bardkard friue thand asb thd
ofcture a th wiondsfi sceurtan
mAm thoerety was. loel had
ifrom hi rngo iiwhcher wche
slanid amished. 1th01) hlad rebn
tdind had ptme afraeeyer it ot
e, had gledtiy ga\'e him'a pieces of
nairhro red ibbon t mosakloops-and
behitere was a n~lalee ode can
Emer! F chi runthich he whctteda
an hwoinderul wiyth m ilg and torpen
tie wai e put soe cerrands for the
yngrowand rwlhen the make loopldv
raolthere as ae.S nwktiey olereo
apided f or ixcepthe littlettlter.
reou fo oer lybother'sndi pae
at wonefully ofaLndg thin, and for tell
hm wI et u"hae thc toacc mn.
v"laybeh il ~leth you wl haveuy
andlhu oiu frm ono saiudaye'd
rHe have a apre."S o hywr
all prvdei for eeptitle PretBob
Hoianbgigto get woholewof awrgin
relie puppydrhscat fcus
heo ga o oer hts myother'sou place
And theoo Bof Long lenjoydyo theselun
hing to aen fo, saidthe tobkacco mcan.
ofmyet fohe l e o aeapuppy
an worisotma foring Sadaned.
tohak ao ptape l wasuthe mot.ur
prI'lldboy it itlie wille red Ba o
ineested Hafin thour lter pheasurredo
it brther woodse with ah wggliftg
ho had tod tel his own aout that
nin sto amn, forethtilnd tocrkas
ofhet for thes ownp prsns
"Look Bhritma oing dcrawed Ie
tiBob oedind red wasle moth sur
p ried red, iruttRver n. Hiws fa
iterested Eime wthind made plteauer.f
hid brthers a siste withoe guifts
liehad Amad kite him had tht
te treengo this ownt prusbrough
N ED WAYNE kicked his toes
against the door.
"Say, mother, can't I go skat
ing?" he asked.
"Not today, son," said Mrs. Wayne.
"It is Christmas eve, and I want you
to go into the woods and get some
laurel and evergreens to trim the
house. The servants are all busy with
"Aw, bother I" whined Ned.
"Dear me, Neddy, that is not a nice
spirit to show at Christmas time,"
sighed his mother, for she was much
worried about her little boy's selfish
spirit. Ned had a beautiful home and
fond parents, but
lie seemed to love
his own way
So when final
ly Ned, sulkily
enough, took a
hatchet and went
woods his moth
er did not see
, ! that lie had his
- skates hidden un
- der his thick
When lie reach
ed the pond he
found all the
skaters had gone
, lhome, for who
- wants to skate
on Christmas eve
when there are
so many other
Took a Few Turns delightful things
Around the Pond. to do?
So Ned took a
few turns around the pond, knowing
all the time that he was disobeying his
mother and feeling very unhappy all
By and by he took off his skates and
went to the woods to cut some laurel
branches. It was snowing very hard
now, and he had to work fast, because
by this time it was growing dark in
At last his arms were full, and lie
through the snow
trying to find the
path, but the
snow had cover
ed it up con
Ned was lost in
the woods on .
Christmas eve I V
He began to cry,
and the tears i
froze on his \
cheeks. Right be- -
side him was a
great oak tree, )
with a hollow vJ
trunk. There was
a narrow open- /M 'V
lng in the truink,
and poor, cold,0
tired, lost Ned
squeezed his way '
through the open- 5
lng and found it
snug and warm * .. -
inside, with a
thick bed of dry
leaves, lHe stop- A Great Tree With
i)ed up the open- a Hollow Trunk.
ing with branches
of evergreen, and that kept the wind
and snow out.
It was very lonesome in the hollowv
tree. Somewhere an owl was hooting,
and1( again he heard some four-f~oted
animal (perhaps a fox) go pat-patting
over the snow, lie was not exactly
frightened, but it surely was very lone
Sometimes lie slept and dreamed of
his nice warm home, and lie thought
of his good, kind parents and how
worried they would be, and he re
solvedl n e ver
7 .~.'6~ again) to disobey
A fter a while he
c, slept. and was
/ awakened by the
sound of the
church bells ripg
lag in the glad
SChristmas t id -
- Then lie heard
presently he was
- in hisfather's
/ When Ned woke
up on Ohristmas
m orn in g and
fotind a'i the
beaiutiful g i f t s
that Santa Claus
* 4~ had brought to
him he registered
Found All the a vow that when
Beautiful Gift.. next Christmas
cnme around ho
would lhe worthy of all the blessing
thiat wore showered on him.
A nd I16 parents always said, "Nred
die has never been the same since be
spent thme nIght in thle hollow tree."
r Thousands of Good Stenographers
Clerical Help Wanted
he government has just written to this school pointing out their
urgent need of stenographers, both male
and female, and asking us to liel them in
securing the great number needed. The
-starting salary offered is $9001 to $1200 a
year. Examinations are being hield week.
ly in 400 eities.
Besides the demand of the government,
- the conscription is taking thousands of
young men from commercial positions,
and their positions will have to be filled
by new employees. Business men are
calling on us daily for assistance ina secur
* ing stenographers and bookkeepers.
::** tt.:":: Write for detailed information. Address
DRAUGHON'S PRACTIOAL BUSINESS COLLEGE, Greenville, S. O.
The following regulations will gov
ern in our wheat prize contest an
nounced last week:
1. Contestant must list his name with
us by the 15th of December.
2. Sworn statement as to measured
acre and amount of bushels by
weight must be submitted at the end
of the contest---July 1, 1918.
Cost of production does not enter into this prize.
The most bushels per acre, regardless of cost, is
the essential point.
Plant this acre and then plant some more acres.
The more the better.
ENTERPRISE NATIONAL BANK
Laurens, South Carolina
SHEET METAL WORK
Tin, Slate and Gravel Roofing;
Cotton Mill Sheet Metal Work.
We sell and install Warm Air
Furnaces for Heating Residences,
Schools, etc. Write or Phone
DIVVER ROOFING CO.
ANDERSON, S. C.
Another duplicate order just received
by express. These are unquestionably
th most'attractive and stylish on the
rket for the money.
Colors: White, Flesh, Maize and Black.
A suitable article for a holiday gift.
As only a limited quantity could be
had, if interested we suggest that you
act promptly, before the sizes are
W. G. Wilson & Co.