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Meeting ?f Executive Committee of
Improvement Association Held
Suturda) in Columbia*
Sunday's Columber State contained
the following notice or the distribu
tion of the $2,000 fund to the different
Bchools or the state, given as prizes
for general Improvement during the
The executive committee or the
School Improvement association of
South Carolina met yesterday and
awarded prizes to the 3fj schools of the
state showing the greatest Improve
ment during the past year. The prizes
given amount.-d to $2.(100, live of $100
each and UO of $.".0 each. The meeting
w:e; held in the ofllcc of the state su
perintendent ot education, Mr. Swear
The first prizes or $100 each went to
the following schools: Ltllte Moun
tain, In Newberry county; Kastover, In
ltlshland COUIlty; Willington, in Ab
beville county; Lamar, in Darlington
county; and West I'nion. In Oconee
The second prizes of $f>0 each were
awarded to the following schools:
Clyde, Darlington; Bishop's Branch,
Anderson. Qreeleyvllle, Wllllamsburg;
Johnson, Georgetown; Double Springs,
Greenville; Hickory Grove, Alken;
Heeds, Greenville; Fnlrview, Lexing
ton; Hilda, Harn well; Hough Branch,
Willinmsbrug; Hickory Grove, Horry;
Lot school. Kdgefleld; Hickory Hill.
Orangeburg; Lane graded school, Wll
llamsburg; Ridge Springs. Newberry;
Floyd's. Horry ; Bethel. Fairneld; Cam
eron. Calhorn); Locust high school,
Greenville; Karle, Wllllamsburg;
Quarry. Greenwood; Friendship, Lau
rons; Cedar Swamp. Wllllamsburg;
Poplar. Orangeburg; Shady drove.
Falrtleld; Union, Lancaster; Temper
ance. Marion; Oak drove. Main well;
Golden Springs, Cherokee, and Bethe
Miss Theodosia Dargan, president or
the association, said at the conclusion
or the session that the reports of the
contesting schools showed that there
had been marked Improvement during
the past year in consolidation, build
ings, grounds, equipment or rooms
and fixtures, average attendance, en
rollment, teaching forces and local
taxation, also that there had been
formed during the year a number of
There were present at the meeting
yesterday; .Mrs. Dora Lee Walker, vice
president; Miss Lizzie Rogers, record
ing secretary; Miss Elise Rudd, treas
urer; Louisa B. Poppenhelm, chairman
of the executive committee, First dis
trict; Fannie Crelghton. Third district;
Flora McKelvoy, Fourth district; Bes
ide McLean, Fifth district and Marie
Wllloughby, Sixth district, Miss C.
May Padgett or the Second district be
Gov. Ansel called during the meeting
and announced the gift or $1,000 rrom
the Peabody educational rund to the
association. This rund will tie used
to place the president or the associa
tion at work as an active field agent.
There were a number of pictures or
the contesting schools sent in besides
the required detailed report. There are
28 county organizations of the associa
During the day \\\ H. Hand. Patter
son Wardlaw. L. T. Baker and H. C.
Davis, professors or the University of
South Carolina called and examined
The president of the association. Miss
Dargan, has succeeded Mrs. Daniel of
Snluda county, who was Miss Mary
Nance. Therefore Miss Dargan had
a very difficult position to till?ami she
has niled It acceptably. With the ex
perience of this year she will be able
to do even more next year.
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given practical information about
the host ami most profitable seeds
to plant for
The Market Grower
The Private Gardener
Wood's Seeds are grown and
selected with special reference to
the soils and climate of the South,
and every southern planter should
have Wood's Seed Book so as to
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for southern growing. Mailed free
on request. Write for It.
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Ws srs headquarter* for
Grass end Clover Seeds. Seed Po
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Office In Simmons Building
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
J MALARIA. J
5 By J. Pierce Coats. ?
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The following treatise of the sub
ject "malaria" was written by Mr. J.
Pierce Coats, of Laurens county, now
a student at the University of South
In many parts of the country the
farming population has to contend
with a common disease which is pre
ventable. This is malaria.
I said that the farming population
had to deul with this disease. They
and the citizens of the small villages
are almost the only people who have
to tight this plague. Swampy regions
do not occur in large cities, or. at all
events, only in the suburbs, whereas
they occur commonly in the country.
Malaria is caused by the growth and
dovelopement within the red blood
cells of a parasitic organism belong
ing to the group, pi i.ozo.1 or one-celled
animals. These little animals live In
the water or In damp sands or moss,
or inside the bodies of other animals
These parasites are transported by
a mosquito of the genus anopheles.
When this mosquito sucks the blood
from a malarial person there grows
and develops a large number of para
slteu in the blood of the mosquito.
These are transmitted to a nou-in
fected person when the inosimito in- ,
Jects his poison into that person. So I
for as present knowledge goes this is
the only way in which people become
Happily, the majority of mosquitoes
are supposed to be harmless except
for the Irritation caused by their punc
The anopheles mosquitoes can easi
ly be distinguished with the naked eye !
from the common culex genus In its
egg, larva, pupa, and adult The eggs
of the culex are laid in o raft-shaped
mass on end, while those of the auo
phelees are laid singly upon the sur
face of the water, always lying upon
their sides. The larvae, or wiggle
tails, of the culex bang almost per
pendicular to the surface of the water
with only the tip of the tail extending
This tail Is simply the breathing tube
which is long and more or less point
ed; however, the larvae of the malari
al mosquito when at the surface of '
the water, where it Is most of the
time, lie almost parallel to the surface.
The distinction between the pupae
of the two Is somewhat more dltticult
to see. But, the culex pupa has a
smaller anterior end than the anophe
les. It also lies more nearaly perpen
dicular to the surface of the water.
The adult stands with its body para
llel to the surface of the skin when
Bucking the blood, while the anophel
es stands almost perpendicular.
Now, since we know that the mos
quito Is the carrier of malaria It is
left with us to do all in our power to
get rid of this Insect. We all know that
they breed in standing water, there
fore, It behooves us to see ihat no
standing water or marshy land is
within a mile of our home. This dis
tance is mentioned because it has
been rather detinitely proven that the
anopheles do not fly for great dis
tances. If there are lakes and ponds
which can not be drained their surface
can be covered with a thin film of
kerosene oil. so the mosquitoe cannot
breathe, or certain fish can be in
troduced which eat mosquito larvae.
GATHERED IN A WEEK
Personal and Social Mention of Water
loo People and Their Christ*
Waterloo, Dec. 27.?Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Keller of Greenwood are visit- j
lug Mr. H. D. Winn and family.
Misses Lucy und Fannie Anderson
are spending the holidays with their
parents In Waterloo.
Miss Lila Kennel of Lowndesville Is
the guest of the family of her brother
Dr. J. L. Fennel.
Prof, and Mrs. J, H. Sheeley of
Townville and Mr. C. C. Wharton and
family of Greenwood spent the week
end with Mr. W. II. Wharton.
Mr. and Mrs. Wharton are spending
the holidays In Charleston.
Mrs. W. B, Hoyd and children of
Greenville are visiting Major T. B.
Anderson and family.
Miss Agnes Pucket of Greenwood Is
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Jno.
Mrs. Jno. Sims of Central Is visiting
relatives In the city.
The annual W. O. W. banquet occurs
tonight in Anderson's hall. This is al
ways a great occasion In Waterloo and
one looked forward to with genuine
pleasure. An excellent program has
been arranged for the evening. All
the members with their families and
all the citizens of Waterloo are in
Rev. Felix Whltlock, the new Meth
odist minister sent by Conference to
this charge has arrived and Is being
cordially welcomed by the congrega
tion and other friends.
Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema
krt cured by ChfttuberUln's Salve. One ?ppllc?
Sou rrUcvr* the tubiug aud bur ?lug teuMtUtf?
The Autitor'H olliee will be open
from the 1st day of January to the
20th day of February, 1910, to make
returns of all ^property both real and
personal for taxation.
For the convenience of the taxpay
ers the Auditor or bis deputy will at
tend the following named places to
receive returns for said year to wit:
Renno, January 10, from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Clinton, January II. from 10 a. m.
to 2 p. m.
Clinton Mills, January II, from .. p.
m. to x p. m.
Lydia Mills, January 12 from 9 a. in.
to 12 m.
Mountvllle, January, 13, from 10 a.
in. to 2 p. in.
Cross Hill, January 1 I. from 10 a.
m. to 2. p. m.
Waterloo, January IT. from 10 a. in.
to 2 p. in.
Dr. W. C. Thompson's, January is.
from 10 a. m. to 2 p. in.
Martin's Store, January 19, from ".i
a. m. to 12 in.
Rrewerton. January 19, from 1 p. in.
to -t p. m.
Sharpe's Store, January 20, from 9
a. m. to 12 m.
Princeton, January 20, from 1 p. m.
tO ! !!!.
Tumbling Shoals. January 21 from
10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
1). D. Harris's, January 24, from 10
a. m. to 2 p. m.
Abner Babb's, January 25, from 10
a. in. to 2 p. in.
V. A. White's, Januar 0, from 10
a. in. to 2 p. in.
Cook's Store, January 27. from to a
in. to 2 p. in.
Stewart's Store, January 2S, from
10 a. in. to 2 p. in.
Young's, January 29, from 10 a. m.
to 12 in.
Pleasant Mound, January 2!). 2p. m.
to 4 p. in.
Lanford. January 31, from 9 a. m.
to 12 in.
Ora, January 31, from 2 p. m. to i
Watts Mill, February 2, from 2 p.
m. to 4 p. IU.
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and (50 years on the 1st of Janu
ary, except those who are Incapable
of earning a support from being inain
ed or from other causes, are deemed
polls. Confederate veterans excepted.
All taxpayers are required to give
Township and No. of School District
also state whether property is situated
in town or country. Bach lot. tract
or parcel of land must be entered
After the 20th of February. .".0 per
cent penalty will be attached for fail
ure to make returns.
W. T. DORROH.
Dee. 4. 1909?td.
and save S
SALE GROCERY CO.
Farm Lands For
I am now prepared to negotiate a
sale for the lands In Laurens county
belonging to the estate of C. O. Witte,
consisting of the following tracts;
About CT>0 acres near J. D. W. Watts
place, known as the Irby Place,
About ? acres near Lisbon Church,
joining land of W. W. Madden.
About - acres near Boyd Cross
About 80 acres near Waterloo (In
About 180 aoros six miles from Wa
Any parties wanting a good cheap
farm call to see me.
M. L. Copeland
k?* y.-r DrBMtot for CITI-CHHfl-TKR'S
DIAMOND BRAND I'll,I.S In Kro and
Coin metallic bom, sealed with Blue",
Ribbon. Takb NO OTUBft. Bay?*t?ar
Vrnmeta* mm* uk far ohi.obks.Tlu ?
oiamon1? hiun O pii.i.m, for twentr-flro
year* regarded as Beit,Safest, Always Reliable.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS
Too Late, Too Late,
to think about taking out a policy
on your house if it is already
burning. We take a risk but not
a certainty. If you have taken
time by the forelock, and insured
your property against lire, you
have t lie
that the company Will pay all
your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family to protect them from all
troubles. Do not be a laggard.
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
Enterprise Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
Do You Gamble?
Souk? people put the savings
of a life time into a home, and
tuen trust to LUCK to avoid the
thousand and one daggers of fire
Do you? Others invest their
entire assets in a store and then
carry the whole or a part of their
insurance themselves, thinking
they can do so as well as the
insurance companies. Do your
Insurance is based on the law of
averages, and can be safely con
ducted, but only when based on
the experiences of tens of thous
ands of cases scattered over the
Yours very truly.
J. Jo Adams
at Bank of Laurens
I WE CARRY A BIG LOT ?
of all kinds of electrical supplies. Hells, batteries, wire,
push buttons, lamps ami about a thousand other things.
Come ami count them if you ate at all doubtful. Come
anyway. We have some electrical novelties to show you
that you should at least know about. Don't be surprised
if you find yourself wanting smite of them. They are
? .1. II. BOYl) ?S* COMPANY
Electrical and Plumbing Contractors
WALL STREET ARITHMETIC
io mills make one trust.
io trusts make one combine.
io combines make one merger.
i > mergers make one magnate.
i magnate makes all the
The ()riginal Step Toward Becoming a Magnate is
the Step Toward a Hank's Door to Day by YOUR FIRST
Laurens, S. C.
Wishes to Aid You to Become a Magnate
8 Red Iron Racket |
$fc The Big Store with the little Prices K
n AH the time selling: "more goods for q
$g same money; same goodsforfless money" fj
M Farewell to 1909==but not forgotten M
%g 1900 has been a y;reat year witli us; we arc thankful to our J(?
O God for the many blessings we have received during 1909.
A We thank our many customers and friends of Laurens and A
J| adjoining counties for their liberal patronage given us the A
past year. We now wish you all
A Happy and Prosperous 1910 %e
We take up our work for 1910 with a big heart full of1"
Energy, light fe *t with a quick step, determined to out-do all
U past records. God being with us-=giving us health, strength 55
and wisdom, guiding and directing us in our daily works,
we will succeed.
We now wish you all good health, happiness and a bounti
8ful year of 1910 prosperity; many thanks vor 1909.
Yours for a greater busines in 1910.
^| L. E. Burns of
I J. C. Burns & Co.
I Carolina Hustlers
Laurens, Spartanburjr, Greenwood, Anderson.