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Real Estate Offerings
26 acres of land, nine room dwelling,
fine barn and out buildings, one ten
ant bouse, at Ora, S. C. Price $4,000.
?r?2 acres land, bounded by lands of
J. R. Armstrong, s. L. Owiugs and
Mandl Owlngs; 4-room dwelling, one
tenant house. Price $30 per acre.
3 acres of land in the town of Whit
mire, 8. Cm nicely situated, suitable
for dwelling lots. Price, $1.000.
acres of land bounded by
lands of Bryson jHace, Ree Bailey,
Damps Holland and others:", room
dwelling, 2 tenant bouses; good barn
and out-buildings; known as the old
Ferguson plaep,owned at present by
Will B. Motte. Has sown M bushels
of wheat, 10 bushels of oats.?Price
$27.50 per acre. Terms easy.
83 acres of land close to Beulab
Church on the dividing line of Oreen
vllle and Laurens with an eight room
dwelling, one tenant house, also good
out buildings and fine pasture. This
place Ih known as the Tbuddeus Babb
homestead; Price $.'13 1-3 per acre;
terms made easy.
One lot on Main street, close to the
Public square; six room, modern
dwelling; water, lights and sewerage.
A nice homo. Price $5,000.
246 acr. s of land in Dial's township,
known as the Capt. Switzer place; six
room cottage, 2 tenant bouses, fine
barn and outbuildings. Price $20 acre.
92% acres land near Tumbling
Shoals; bounded by lands of W. D.
and J. O. Sullivan; 8 room dwelling;
good outbuildings. Price $22.."?0 per
323 acres land, bounded by lands of
Daniel South, Davis land, Miss West
and others, known as the Gullen Lark
home...trad. 7 room dwelling and 3 ten
ant houses. Prices made right.
2Vi acres of land, 6 room cottage
nicely located In the town of Cray
Court, with one of the finest wells of
water In town. Price, $2,300.
8 room dwelling, on Centennial St.,
Clinton, S. C, with 81 hundredth* of
an acre of land,, known as the (iriffln
place. Price. $4,<;00.
325 acres land 4 miles of Cross Hill,
known as the old Campbell place.
Price $15 per acre. Easy terms.
ISO acres land, one-half mile of Dial
Church, with a handsome dwelling, 3
tenant bouses and good outbuildings.
Come quirk if you want t'lis place.
Price $50 ter acre.
107 acres of land bounded by lands
M. H. Holder, W. D. Abercrombie. and
others; 8 room dwelling, 3 tenant
houses, good barn and out-buildings.
Price $35.00 per acre. Terms: $1,000
cash, remainder in flu equal instal
175 acres known as old Coodgyn
place, has S room dwelling, 3 tenant
houses, fine corn mill in good running
order with 75 horse water power.
Price $4,500. Terms made easy.
144 acres bounded by lands of Jeff
Davis and Herbert Martin; 3 good ten
ant houses, and good barn. Price
$50 per acre.
117 acres of land near Gray Court,
bounded by lands of B. T. Sholl, W.
K. Gray; seven room cottage, fine
barn and outbuildings and tine past
ure. Price $?30 per acre. ,
89 acres of land In one mile of the
town of Gray Court, with two dwell
ings. Price $40 per acre.
60 acres in Dial township, bounded
by lands of Pink Hellams, Ludy Holt
ml H. C. Wallace. Price $1,300.
140 acres bounded by lands of Y.
C. Hellams and Mitchell Owens, in 3
miles of Laurens; 3 dwellings and
out buildings. Price $35 per acre.
71 acres on Reedy River, bounded
by lands of James Downey, Will Cald
well and others. With tenant house,
Price, $L'0 per acre. Terms made
J. N. Leak
Real Estate, Stocks and Bonds. Gray Court, S. C.
PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS
If you are unable to strike a cash
balance, it is because you are paying
out cash of which you have no record.
Bad system for a business.
Same for the individual.
A checking account with this bank will
protect you from many such errors, in
iact, most ali of them. Your check is
a record in writing, and when cancelled
and returned to you by the bank shows
exactly through whose hands it has
passed. That is business system.
THE BAN \tmLAU R ENS
The Bank for Your Savings.
Anticipating advance prices on all spring fabrics
we purchased months ago many lines that could not
possibly be duplicated, at the figures, had the purchase
The goods consist in part of Sheeting and Waist
Linens. Handsome weaves in White Waisting and the
best grade of Shirting, Percales and many other fabrics
adapted for spring wear.
W. 0. Wilson & Co.
SCHOOL NEWS NOTES
OE LAURENS COUNTY
The Schools, Teachers and
At tho special examination .held in
the court house last Friday the fol
lowing applicants were present and
took the examination: Miss Beth Shell.
Alma Garretl Mittie Tott, .lessie
Thompson. Mrs. Jessie Sparks, and
Mr. S. J. Martin.
Miss Mary Alice Stokes, who taught
the L?ngsten school before Christinas,
tor some reason could not return to
complete the session. Miss Fowler
of Colon has been secured for the
position and Is already teaching.
It is hoped that every trustee in the
county will he present the first Monday
in February at the organization of the
County Trustees association.
Tlie boys of the eight high schools
in the county are planning for an ora
torical contest in April. They hope
to have one speaker from ?ach of the
high schools. An expensive ?old med
al will lie awarded to the best speaker
of the evening. This is a good thing,
boys, push it along.
The Teachers' meeting in Columbia
during the holidays was a rare treat
for all who attended. Laurens teach
ers were COnsplCUOUS because of their
Miss Maggie (Inrllllgton made ad
dresses at both the Charlotte and Co
1 luinbia meetings for teachers during
steps are being taken to organize
a hoy's corn club. This is a step In
the right direction. It is hoped that
our boys will take an interest 111 the
club, and that some Laurens county
boys will win the $.'?0 state prize of
fered by the government. Mr. (). B.
Martin former State Supt. of Educa
tion, is now agent for the Hoy's Corn
club and is doing most efficient work
When asked why the government se
lected corn as a crop to be encouraged
he replied in part that after a boy
learned corn thoroughly he would
branch out Into other lines of agricul
ture and that in the main it was for
the purpose of diversifying the crops
of the south so that the people would
not be dependable upon the cotton l
The executive committee of the
teachers association met in the office
of the county superintendent of educa
tion last Saturday and arranged a
very interesting programme for the,
next meeting of the association. The I
programme and time of meeting will i
be announced by the president.
Asked about the organization of the j
Trustees' association and the Boys'
Corn club last week. Superintendent
Ceo. L. Pitts said:
I wisli to call attention to two mat
ters of vital Importance to those inter
ested in the advancement of education
in Laurens county, and surely that In
The new year is upon us. May it
he a happy, busy, prosperous one. '
This must of neCCOSity he a busy year
Much ought to be and MUST he ac
complished towards the perfection of
our schools system. Success or fail
ure is within our reach. Let us grasp
the former witli a strong determination
Few of us, even the trustee himself,
realize fully the Importance of a school
trustee Within his hands Is placed
the management of the school grounds,
buildings, furniture, funds, and gener
al supervision. His position is a re
sponsible one. and yet a very large
per cent of them do not realize the
fact. We have trustees who have nev
er seen their tear her We have trus
tees who have not seen Inside of the
school building for two years. We
have trustees who do not pretend to
keep any account of the money expend
ed. Many other such failures of per
formance of duty might be mentioned.
Of course. I speak generally. We have I
some real live trustees who conscient
iously realize the Importance of tholr
position and are dolllg a noble work
for the Children and community. I. as
superintendent, need the hearty co
operation of mj trustees. They need
my assistance We all need the sup
port and assistance of each Other. To
this end It Is my purpose to organize
a County Trustee's association. In un
ion there Is fttrongth, power and devel
opment. I would like to meet with all
the trustees at least three times each
year, in February, which Is the mid
dle of the school session, when ques
tions of school government and I in
provemonl might be discussed to ad
vantage, Then again in the early sum
mer when teachers are to be elected,
trustees appointed, bouses built and
repaired, local taxation, consolidation,
and many questions of like Importance
will come up. And then again In the
early fall Just as the kcIiooIh are op
ening. At that time we need all the
assistance possible that we may stnrt
right In the new session. At these
meetings trustees can exchange Ideas j
and experiences with each other to a
great advantage. Such an organization
will need a president, vice president,
secretary and treasurer, nnd an exe
cutive committee. I have consulted
quite a number of trustees nnd all
agree that the first Monday in Fobru
aray will bo a suitable time for the
organization. The meeting will he h< id
in the court hon e from 1 to 2 o'clock
Every trustee who has the best interest
of his school :.t heart will be present.
If you have difficulties which you can
not overcome be prepared to put them
before the association and somebody
will be able to help you. If you have
succeeded well along any particular
line be prepared to tell it and you will
be of great assistance to some one.
The other matter is The Hoy's Corn
club. It would require too much space
to discuss this matter fully here. Any
one interested can either see or write
me for further Information. Everyone
agrees that something must be done to
make rur al life more productive and
interesting. Our government, realiz
ing this fact, lias taken the initiative
step by offering ;i state prize and plac
ing a man in the held as Instructor.
Last year a 14 year old boy in one of
the lower counties made 152 bushels
of corn on one acre of land He re
ceived a state prize of $50 and a coun
ty prize of $2n and was given a free
trip to Washington. The plan is this:
Any school boy may join the club.
There is no fee. He is to plant exact
ly one acre in corn. He selects bis
own ground, seed, fertilizer, etc.. and
as far as possible he must do all the
work himself. Of course there is no
obiection to Iiis father or some one
else advising and assisting him. Ib
is to keep an exact record of the pro
ceedings as to soil. seed, fertilizer,
time of planting, system of cultivation
etc. This paper is to be on exhibition
on the day of awarding tlie prizes and
will count 25 per cent. The prizes
will be as follows: greatest yield, $25;
best eared corn. $."?; best five stalks of
corn. $.">: best variety of corn. $.">. This
money does not come from the school
fund. It will be raised by private
subscription. Who will be first to
contribute to this cause? I would like
to have at least fifty boys to join this
club. It will be of great good to each
one who enters the contest ami will
mean much to the county. If yon wish
to join let me hear from you at once
and 1 will send you a simple pledge to
sign and you become a member of tlie
club. Several have already ; id they
were anxious to join and work for one
or more of these prizes.
Negro Shoots Negro.
At the house of Emma Watts, in the
Lisbon community, Will Fuller and
John Workman got into an altercation
one night last week, resulting in
Workman being shot in the chest near
the right shoulder by Fuller. Work
man's condition is not considered se
rious. Fuller has not been arrested
All parties colored.
Relief In Flic Minutes and Permanent
Cure or Money Hack.
When the I.aurens Drug Co. states
that they have a remedy that Is guar
anteed tf> cure any man or woman who
suffers from food fermentation which
causes belching, sour stomach, gas
eructations, heartburn and thnt lump
of lead feeling in the abdomen or mon
ey back what are the poor stomach
sufferers in Laurens and vicinity going
to do about it ?
The name of this most remarkable
stomach prescription Is Mi-o-na, it's
a certain cure for indigestion or stom
ach disorders. Here Is one opinion:
"I have been troubled with indiges
tion for more than n year. I bought
one box of Mi-o-na and it cured me.
Now I would not be without a box in
the house for $50.00. It saves a lot
when you can be cured for 50 cents.'
?Arthur Eederguest, ?'? Nichols St.
Wakeflehl, Mass. Nov. 7. 1009.
Ml-O-nn stomach tablets cost 50c
a box at druggists everywhere and at
the Laurens Drug Co.
Booth's Pills will give constipation
sufferers a joyful surprise. 2."io.
Anthony, Lee; Hrown. Mrs. .1. W.;
Barleaven. Makay; Cunningham, Mrs.
Emma; Claark, Miss F.; Jones, Miss
I'awnee; Landy. Ksttar; Monson. Rev.
A.; Morroin, D. W.; Maky, Miss: Mayo.
R. I. Jr.; Moore. Dr. W. T.. addressed
returned to D. W. Morroin.: Naban
.1. B.; Poole, Mrs. Ella; Ponton, Miss
Roberta; Patterson, Miss Ethel; Sal
llor, MIhk Sclfltl; Wallace. .1. It.; Wil
liams, Miss Anna.
The above letters have remained in
this oflleo for two weeks ending Janu
ary 10. 11*10. Parties claiming any of
the above letters can get same by call
ing at the General Delivery window
for them and upon the payment of one
(110O. S. McCRAVY, I'. M.
Jan. 10. 1010.
The State of Mouth Carolina,
Count) Of I.aurens.
Hy O. (i. Thompson. Probate Judge:
Whereas lhittle Hrown made suit to
me, to grant her letters of administra
tion of the estate and effects of Ludle
These are therefore, to cite and
admonish nil and singular the kindred
and creditors or the Kahl Ludle Hrown
deceased that they be and appear be
fore me, In the Court of Probate, to
be held at Laurens C. H. S. P. on the
20th. day of January, 10I0 next, arter
publication hereof, at II o'clock In
the forenoon, to show cause. If any
they have, why the said administra
tion should not he granted.
Olven under my hand this 7th day
of January, Anno Domini 1010.
O. O. THOMPSON.
J. P. C
The books of the County Treasurer
will be open for the collection of State,
County ami Commutation Road Taxes
for ?seal year, 1009, at the Treasurer's
office nom October I5tlt to December
?1st, 1009. After December 31st, one
per cent will be added. After Janu
ary 3lst. two per cent, will bo added,
and alter Kehr Ulli')' iiStll, sc veil per
rent. Mill be added (ill (lie 15th day of
March, 1010, when the books will be
All persons owning property in more
than one township are requested t<>
call for receipts In each of the several
townships in which the property Is lo
cated. This is important, as addition
al cost and penally may I?' attached.
All able-bodied male citt'/.ens be
tween the ages of 21 ntul 00 years of
age are liable to pay a poll tax of $1.00,
except old soldiers, who are exempt
at fifty years of age. Commutation
Road Tax $1.00 III lien or road duly.
Road Tax to be paid by the ist day
of March, 1010. Other taxes to bo
paid at the time stated above.
Prompt attention will bo given those
who wish to pay their laxes through
the mail by check, money-order, etc.
Persons sending^ in li.as of names
to be taken off are requested to semi
them early, and give HlO township of
each, as the treasurer is very busy
during the month of December,
The tax levy is as follows:
State Tax . M', Mills
Ordinary County Tax .... Mills
Special Railroad Tax .... I Mills
Road Tax . :t Mills
Constitutional School Tax. 3 Mills
Total . IMills
Laurens N'o. 11 . 6 Mills
Trinity RldgO No. 1 . I Mills
Maddens No. 2 . 2 Mills
Narnie No. 3 . 3 Mills
Bailey's No. i . 2 Mills
Mills No. n . 2 Mills
Oak drove No. tl . 2 Mills
Youngs' No. 2 . 3 Mills
Fountain Inn No. 3b .in Mills
Lnnford No. 1?? . 2!?'. Mills
Ora No. 13 . 2 Mills
Dials l ow ttslllp.
Green Fond No. 1 . 3 Mills
Shlloh No. 3 . 2 Mills
Gray Cotll't-Owings No. 5 .... 2 Mills
Barksdale No. <; . 2 Mills
Dials Church No. 7 . 2 Mills
Princeton No. 1 . 3 Mills
No. 3 . 2 Mills
No. I . 4 Mills
No. f> . I Mills
Tumbling Shoals No. G .... 2V6 Mills
Brewerton No. 7 . 3 Mills
Sullivan Township Railroad
Bond . 4 Mills
Waterloo No. I I . 3 Mills
Mt. Gallagher No. 1 . 3 Mills
Bethlehem No. 2 . 2 Mills
F.kom No. 2 . 2 Mills
No. I . 2 Mills
No. fi . 3 Mills
Mt. Pleasant No. 0 . 2 Mills
Mt. Olive No. 7. t Mills
Cross Hill Township.
Cross Mill No. 13 . 0 Mills
Cross Hill No. 1 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. 2 . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. I . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. .", . 2 Mills
Cross Hill No. ti . 3 Mills
Mountville No. it; . I"\t_ Mills
Hunter NO. 2 . 2 Mills
Hunter No. :'? . 2 Mills
Clinton No. 0 . 3 Mills
Lanford No. in . 2% Mills
Ora No. 12 . 2 Mills
.1. I). MOCK.
October 1, 1900.
" Running on Howard time"
?the highest praise the "old
man" can give. The new How
ard Special Railroad Dial has
numerals for every minute from i
to 6o around the dial. A glance
tells the number of minutes past
Lot u< show you Pip TTowirk Watch,
Vtlw flxtd by piiutuU U?k?i~6M to situ.
All kind of furs, Mink,
Mtiskrat and others.
The highest market
price will be paid.
Next door P. O.
Laurens, S. ?.
Longfellow, Tennyson and
We thank you for your
patronage during the year
1U?9, and solicit a share of
your business for the year
All toy? ud goods left
from Christmas marked
Dr. B. F. Posey
Lnurens, South Carolina
I The McCord
? will copy any Photo, en
? large any picture and
. I make High Grade Pho
| tographs for you at the
>S very lowest prices. No
I photographer can do
I more nor offer any
I more special inducement
? than the
I HcCord Studio
U has always done.
1 The ricCord
"Best Pictures, Lowest
Come to see us.
Red May and
Rice Heal and
Wheat Bran for
ver Skin and
Laurents, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice In all State Court*.
I prompt attention (riven to all outline??.