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LAURENS. S. C. DECEMBER 30. mos.
Ail who observed closely easily
certained that there wn* u woeful lot
of drinking Uere >.n Christmas
and during Christinas. There wi
Kient deal of whiskey brought luti
the city on Wednesday and Thursda)
by express. A number ol people
on their "'regular Christmas" drunk*
Souo* of the prohibitionists were ::.
a lnrpe measure discouraged by the
largo amount of whiskey brought here
and by the number <>f drunks. Hut
a moment's rellection will be mon
cheerlhg. During dispensar> days
there was a heavy whiskey sab-: In
deed on one day. the sales ainoui I
to about $2,100. A rough esilmati
of the value of the whiskey brought
here on any one day during Christmas
would be about $350. There wet
hardly any more, if ns many, rlrui
this Christmas than last. So let hi
body be discouraged; the law Is ribb
and just and Its efficacy will yet
demonstrated. December, as w< all
know, is the "big" whiskey-sel
month, and there was of course pi
of it brought hTf* by express.
On January Hr.-t. the pfohlbltioi
law of North Carolina will lo in'?,
effect; thai will holp Us here. Durl
the coining hionths Laurens will not
be flooded by booze as si ?? ha
So cheer up prohibitionists, the
is yet to com.
And yet. we cannot but call att
/.ion to the danger of the Situaiii
Th?? time in critical, and ;?. Is . I
the people and the otlicers to ...
the law a success On the otl et
they can let it he a failure. We
derstand that several men ;n the epj
are soliciting, indirectly, for
houses, doing so In such a inn ue .
to evade the law yet get mminis.doi.
on the sales, ,\'o\\ '!!.?? Advert
Is not prepared to give any n ttii
to produce any evidence: wi . ..
the above .-aa:<-;n>-iii been ise it I ?
rent talk. It we did know tl?e urn .
and bad the proof, we would hot hi
Itate tb expose thoirt. Our put]
now is to call attention to whal
evidently going on, so that the peoph
and the authorities may k--. ,, thest
'"near-agents" und": stir veil ?nce, at
"nab" them, HhonhJ they over- i , (I
limit The Law and Order loa),
can put in some good work here.
We f?-ei pretty Well assured that thi
present corps of <:tty officials are do
ing their best to handle the %U ...
We have heard (nil one ?f tli m ??
pre.-* contempt tor the prohibition
law. nud ??r believe even he, .... I<
opposed to the !uw. Will do !.i dtlij
iu enforcing it. in spite of tin.-, tli ? >?,
Is a whiskey problem before tint <
Th?-re are thu.-:e who win do iheir ui
most to trjyke th* law ? failure; ?
besides thos*i who want to bring tile
Whiskey h?fe either ?j drink or |!1.
The manner In which the nuthoritlei
treat this problem in the next six
months will largely determine the
final effect of it upon the city and *ur
-NKU \ LAP II ESO LI I lONs.
Peoph a:?- nccii tonied to accepting
the word of "noted writers*' without
question of dispute; "familiar rpiota
lions" flfft swallowed by US as gospel
And yet there waa never a more pre
posterous Me perpetrated upon s cred
itlOUS people than this: "lull p- paved
with good Intentions." There was
never committed n good deed, hut that
a good intention proceeded It. a w
Year resolutions are Bound in purposi
and often productive of much good
There are many among us. and es
pecbkUy newspaper writers, who pooh
pooh Ihs Idea of making these resolu
tion! at the beginning of a new year
arguing that it is all n piece of follj
and results in more harm than good.
They any Mini when the new ly-nunn
resolve is bl'?kOII "tllG last State Ol
the ma.i Is worse than the first.' Prob
nb\y so In some Instances, but not
in k*-ii?<jh1. it is merest folly to con
tend tiial mi Intention to do bettet I:
harmful and will result in wrong The
exception must nQt be taken for the
Tomorrow's SOttlilg sun will see the
-Close of the old year: Fridays dawn
jyill <oKh#r in another period of lime
which will be called the year 1909.
Another leaf will be turned in the
book of time; the old records will be
closed, sealed find forever cosigned
to the vaults of past history. The
season is conducive of reflection. Has
the past been all thatVe could wish;*
have our lives beon wholly satisfac
tory: have wo accomplished the tusk.-,
we had planned? Make an intro
speciion: balance up. And then, as
.t community have we fulfilled all our
obligations t?j the public, discharged
our duties o; citizenship in a manner
entirely satisfactory to ourselves? We
know very well that the past year is
not what we would have it. Then p.
behooves us to strive more earnestly
during the coming year to attain
nearer tin mark, to more nearly ac
complish ?ui tasks and discharge our
duties; that is the basis lor New Year
Let the Laurens public resolve to
live a cleaner, stricter civic life; let
there be u more rigid enforcement of
lei there be h more faithful ob
servance of the law; let civic right,
eousnofid Mid purity grow from more
t ) mor< making toward the goal of
erfection when as a city. Laurent;
may sti ud nut as evidence that inu
i ;<;..?;.Illles trau be frei- from taint In
any form. The possibilities of ill it
citj are amazing; there's a futtiro thai
would astonish the most hopeful
timotig us Now is a critical time in
our history. The manner in which
our put lie affairs are administered
will materially affect the future, which
now seems so bright. The majesty
of the law is on tidal; honesty and
right are in the balances. What will
he the outcome? The people win.
love till.-. ?ood city of ours should
vitally concerned in ;ts welfare; let
them bestir themselves and exercise
their rights of citizenship, and dis
charge their public duties. The New
Year resolution for the I .aureus pub
lie should be that by the individual
conduct of hen citizens and the public
. ' <>f her officials, Laurens may be
come a better, richer, and purer city
during the year 1009 than she was
.! :viiii,' the year just closed.
? * V
TilK ( LOSING \ i; \K.
With this issue appears the last
Advertiser to be dated 1??S! the year
is ended and next week we begin
aneM for the year 1909,
Iii finishing tiie year's work we are
reminded of the various experiences
thai have been ours during the pas I
twelve months. The year has been
f-obd to u! ; business has not been sc
dull .-is ii might have been. Of course
tye suffered along with others in the
financial depression, but we have no
on use to complain. Allow us to thank
atfons among the advertisers for
y have l
'pott, for without their patronage
newspaper l Impossible. And we
iah \vp.'.? ..it boasting we can
ulfirm our belief In the advantage 6i
cere.sl thanks for their support; with,
out readers ;?. newspaper is of no ac
count. We heartily appreciate the
good work of our se\'oral eorrespbrt
lont.s and recognize the valuable pari
ihej have piayed in Improving the
has been good to us and w>- are no.
To ail our friends and patron.;, we
wish a Happy New Year.
? li e. Luureus t'ouutj Pensioners.
Hklltor The Ad\?Vilser:
l'nder the requirements of the law
the pension Commissioner, Capt. .lohn
M. liudgens, will be round in the
County Auditor's office each Saturday
the month of January next ensuing
for the purpose of filling the necessary
blanks for applicants ror pensions
? i certifying to transfers to other
counties. The commissioner is pro
vided with the required blank appli
cation! and will fill them in proper
Condition to go before the County Pen
sion hoard All applicants are re
quested i" have the commissioner nil
th< ? blanks and thus prevent delay
and Confusion. Blank applications
must be properly filled before the
County board Call pass favorably oil
'Ii:?- County hoard meets first Mon
day i" February. 1909, at Laurens
court house. Township ?represent
tatlvea, Pensioners and Applicants
tor pensions will ptease report ihr?
names of those who have died, es
pecially widows, since the last meet
ing of Mi?' hoard. Also, please re
port the names of those who have
moved out of the county and State,
and the name of any one who Is draw
a pension and not entitled to receive
same under the law.
Tin- applicants for pensions must
appear before the commissioner, in
person, unless shown bj certificate
of a practicing physician to he unable.
w. p. Coker,
ch'm Co. Pen. Hoard.
Married on Tuesday, Deceinbor 23,
at ib.- home of I he bride. Mr. W. M.
ThomnMon. It. to Miss Kate .McCuen.
Key. o m. Sexton officiating,
On Sunday afternoon about five
o'clock. Mr, Charlie f'oolo and Miss
nurdcttQ of Lnurons county wore hap
pily united in |he bonus of wedlock
by Rev. H. M. Fallaw at his home.
We wish for this yoUflg coupe a
Imosi happy and successful life.
Woodruff l imes
Assessor's Notice. .
TIU-: Auditoi 's Office w 11 be .>;,.>n *
from tho 1st (lay >>' .lauuary t-> tbo 2 Uli i
day of February, 1000, t<? make returns j
of personal property, and real estate,'
where any changes havv been made since <
la?? return f<-r taxation it; Laurcns. ^
For the c?nveoh nee <>f the taxpayers,
the Auditor or hi* Deputy will attend <
the following named j laces i" receive <
returns lor said year, lo-W;ii :
Itenuo, .lanuarv litli. from' 1" u. in.
to ?.' p. m. 4
Clinton. January i'Jtli. from l" a. m.
to 2 p. m, <
Clinton Mills, January 12th, from 0 p. *
m. to S p. in. ?
Lydia Mills, January lit. from ? a. m. <
to C m. 4
m. to 2 p. in.
is 11 y
m, to ?,' p. m.
tO 2 p. Til.
Dr. W, i Thompson's. January 10th.
from 1" a. in. to 2 p. in. *
Marlin'? Store. .1 ! :
a. in. i<> 12 tn, <
Hfewerton. danuarv 2oth, from 1 t> in *
Princeton, January 2Ut, from ! p ir,
to I p m.
Tumbling Shoals. January 22d, froir
lo a in to ?.' p in.
I>. i>. Harris's. January 2?tli, from 1?
a m to *.' ) i m.
Abnef i i?bb's, .lauuary 20th, from |i
a in to 2 p mt
\ \ W ? .1 y ??::!
a m to '.' p m.
Cook's S| ire, January ?Slh, from l" ;
m to i p m.
Stewart s St?re, January 2'.?th. from P
a m to p m.
Young's, January 30th, from 1" a n
to 12 m.
Pleasant Mound, .January 510th, 2 p n
t?. I p in.
Lanford. February 1st, from '.) a in t
< ?ra. February 1. from 2 p m to I p :n
Watts Milt, I*ebruary 2, frdm 2 p m t
5 i. m.
All male citizens between the ages i
Jl and On
- ? ?
<-rato veterans excepted.
Townships and No of Sei.I D sir ct
in town or country.
City of Latin ns tn liaise SuppSio
said ci v for the Fiscal Year
oi tl I
Seetif.ii !. Thai a tax of Finy C
on every One Hundred Dollars worth
<<f The assessed value of all property,
real or personal, not exempt by law
its of the city of Laurens, i?-. i o<) the
iin .*. at d to meet Su< h cither indebted'
ness as has been contracted by said
City for Corporate purposes. That
an additional tax of Seventy Cents i n
every One 11 und red Dollars wort,, ol
the assessed value of all property,
real or personal not exempt by lav.
from taxation, situated within the
limi'.s of the City Of I.nitrons, be. and
?d Ihdebtedn ?: < . the City ol Lauren
inent of said bonch .
assessments upon the books Of said
City and r< < I ,? j aid taxes. That
the said t i e herein levied ?.ball be
paid to the said clerk in lawful money
of the I niied States, on or before the
1st day of March, 1000. and any v on
failing 10 pay said t;i\ !S, shall Is lia
ble to tin- penalty now provided by
law for tb< fail) re to pay the general
Done . mi ral lied by the city Coun
cil, of the city of Laurcns ami the
Corporate Seel of the said City hereto
affixed this the lot!, day of December,
A. D. IDi 8.
c. M< IIA Ml (Seah
W. H. (ilLKKIlSON,
Clerk of Council.
Jnnmirj Clearance Sttle.
o. it. Simmons ft Son announce on
another page their annual January
Clearance Sale, offering some vorj*
attractive bargain) ? It will pay every
body lo visit this store during the bi?
I lieuuiiful W'omrtih
: lor stiri oundings should be In li
mony. und caii best i? made ho : n
well kept home. The L, K \i Pnro
Paint mak< the home ooautlful, it
prosor.vott it and prevents decay. Tho
cost pergallon ready for use i only
$1,20. I; wears for ten years and
longer. Thiny.tim e >enrs of contin
uous use is evldefe-e.
.1. II. fi M. I.. Nash. Lauren. .
Clinton Pharmacy, Clinton.
f.. a> m. Paint Agents.
126 acres, 2 miles of Lanford Station, a fine
farm; has timber and is well watered. This land
belongs to the estate of Dr. M. Z. Cox, and is
bounded by lands of B. A, /VI art in and other* and
is known as the Madison Martin plac
96 acres bounded by lands of J. A. Putnam,
Walters Gray and others, known as the Higgins
The above tracts must be sold. 5 am
them now at private sale and will be glad
you investigate. Should these lands i<
privately they will be sold at
Public Outci and
s ^c^i! tin/ :j i $ 61
iL &%lCl v a. IM qJ a i. li
For Informati n, Terms, Etc., Apply to
: d Dealer in Real Es
3 ? S
!i <UL:i ilk
40 to 60 Acres in a 1
~ The remaining portion ?f the original home
X platt of the Sate George Blakely, wthin one
CP quarter to one-half of Long Branch school. Con
V venient to Baptist, Presbyterian and Methodist
X churches. Each tract well timbered, also apart
O of each in cultivation. Each fronting public road,
? mail delivered at house daily, in good neighbor
7 hood. The properly wail hear inspection.
January at 8 ? i ?.??; -i Court Ho
a sell said land on Salesday in f
, .?. i
lerms of Sale: One third cash, baia suit 1
X purchaser at 8 percent, interest, secured by mort
Ka?<J <>? the property, purchaser to pay for paper 3. I