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"And thou Hcthlehem, In the land of Juda, ai t not least among the
ptinces of Juda."?Matthew II, 6.
"O, little town of Bethlehem, how still we
see thee lie"?
The song brings bacK the silent peace of
Chrtstmases gone byi
Brings bacK the olden mystery, and sets
the heart a-thrill
With fancies of the snow-draped firs that
nodded on the hill. *
With memories of ruddy lights that night
would find aglow
Which from the cottage windows flung their
banners on the snow.
"Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the
silent stars go by"?
The stars above the little town were very
far and high t
They marched triumphantly from lands
whereof a boy mls'ht dream
To other lands that becKoned him with
dawn's enchanting gleam
But under all the silent stars that marched
from east to west
The little town the little town?contented,
was at rest.
"Yet in thy darK streets shineth tho ever
The fellow blazo of memory still leaps
And through its wondrous necromance
the bare trees it illumes
All pinK and white are radiant with snowy
Whosfl petals, when the winter winds the
branches sway and lift.
Float droamtly away, away, to pile In drift
"The hopes and fears of all the years are
met in thee tonight"?
Are met In every little town seen in the
For none of us but muses now, when this
old song is sung.
Of all tho blessings that were his when
head and heart were young.
And, mtser-HKe. he counts his store of
treasures, for of them
He builds anew at Christmas time his
"town of Bethlehem."
OF THE HILLS
Vightiider- Burn I lie Mills of Nelgh
l>ors who were Char/ed with
Squecling on Moonsliinors.
Prom Greenville News.
Some where out In the stretches of
that section of this county known
from the steadfast morntatns to the
restless son es the Dark Cornor, at
a time win n all the wo: 11 thereabout
?as wrapped h Bleop and quiet like
that which broods over the chamber
t?f dcnth mantled the cterunl hills;
at that hour when man is farthest '
removed from the activities of day j
and a pilgrim through the vale of
forgetfulness; ere clarion enii of
chanticleer had reverberated from
mossy brag to wooded bluff nnd her
alded the oncoming chariot of day:
at that season when all creeping and
Crawling things . >el< tr? coverts of!
darkness, a little tragedy was en
The stillness of the flight was bro
ken by the crackling of twiKs in the
forest, us some one on mischief hont,
Crept down a ravine and toward tin
ancient mill beside a mountain
stream, Sometime later a thin curl
Of smoke rose from the timbers of
the mill: the blttckness of the night
was tabbed by a dagger of flame and
the one setting lire to the structure
fled. Mountain breezes fanned the
flickering Haines into a roaring fur
nn/rr? and soon the | *.'.tlll 6M|UC oid
mill was wrapped in a shorn of lire
The following morning the owner
of the structure wended his way down
the mountin path from bis hut to
the mill, doubtless thinking of the
days work ahead of him and whistling
softly to himself as he contemplated
the tolls of golden corn that would
be his when the day's work had been
completed. On and on he plodded
the same old path he had trod day
after day, season in and season out,
until he rounded the last bluff that
Intercepted his view of the mill.
Just what passed through the old
fellow's soul as be raised his eyes
from the ground to behold his mill
trat saw Instead of the moss-covered
roof and the walls overgrown with
Hehns, gaunt and charred timer, a
heap of ashes and smouldering beams
?one may think for himself.
The outside world Is Just now learn
lag of the little traredy, for It hap
poned far from t'ie territory of the
vigilant news gatherer, tlic clicking
linotypes, the roaring press and the
throbbing "wires" And probnblv the]
outside world would never have heard
of the little tragedy hnd not the vie-!
tint of the outrage set himself down
and written the Edtor of "his paper."
He, like a great many other wise
ones, realized that after all the "news
paper man" was his hest friend, one
to whom he could go for succor, one
who wonhl listen to his tale of woe
with n sympathetic heart, one
through whom he could vindicate
hlinst If of damaging charges and
one who would help put him "s<|nnre"
with the world again. The story of j
the tragedy referred to is told In the
"Rdtor Oreenvlllo N rws.
Deal Sir please allow me i\ short
apace lirough tho columns ot your
paper, i I ave been accuse d of report
ing a still in the Dark Corner section
of Clreonville county and someone un
knowing to me has rome in Hie nighl
time and burnt my mill. I suppose
on the strength of my Informing on
still, i wish to state through your
paper that I am clear of BUCh and
had never thought of giving any in
formation on any one. If people are
it mind to violate the revenue laws
that is not any of my business, them
and the law for it. 1 have been done
a great injustice on tho strength of
such which I am clear O,' indeed und
cm prove my innocency bv the r- ve
nue oillcers. Very Itesp.
AVERY CENTER, i
N'or was this little tragedy of the
hills tho only otic. for later than thai
a sirnlllar one occurred. This time,
however, a woman was the sufferer,
Like the writer of the above communi
cation, she realized that in the Kdltor
of "her paper" she had a friend to
whom she could look in time of trou
ble. Acordlngly, she sat herself down
and penned (or rathor pencilled> the
following letter to the editor of the
Hditor Oreenvillt News.
Dear Sir please allow me a short
space through the columns of your
paper In reference to infonnine on
moonshiners. I have been accused of
reporting still in the dark corner,
which I am clear of. Some one ha?
burned my mill. I suppose on the
strength of reporting, which I am
clear of and can prove It by any of
the Revenue officers.
Ends Winter's Troubles.
To ninny, winter is a seaso nof trou
bles. The frost bitten toes and fin
gers, chapped hands and lips, chil
blains, cold sores, red and rough skins
prove this. But such troubles lly be
fore Bueklen's Arnica Salve. A trial
oonvlees. Greatest healer of Hums,
Holls, Piles. Cuts. Sores, Eczema and
Sprains. Only 2T>e at Laurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
The Hooks of the County Treasurer
' will be opened for the collection of
State, County and Cummutation Road
Taxes for fiscal year, 1910, at the
Treasurer's Olllce from October 15th,
to December 3tst., 1910. After De
cember 31st., one per cent, will be
added. After January 31st. two per
cent, will be added, and after Feb
ruary 28th., seven per cent, will be
added till the 15th of March, 1911,
when the books will oe closed.
All persons owning property in
more than one Township are request
ed to call for receipts in each of the
several Townships in which the prop
erty is locnted. This Is important, as I
additional cost and penalty may be |
All able bodied mnle citizens be
tween th.e ages of 21 and GO years of
age are liable to pay a poll tax of
$1.00 except old soldiers, who are ex
empt at 50 years or age. Commuta
tion Road Tax $1.00, in lieu of road
duty. Road Tax to be paid by the 1st
day of March, 1911. Other taxes to
be paid at the time ns stated above.
The tax levy i., as follows:
For State purposes.5% mills
For Constitutional School Tax 3 mills
For Ordinary County purposes 3 mills
For Interest on Rnilrond Honds 1 rail!
For Roads and Bridge Bonds :', mills
For Court House Bonds .. ..1 mill [
Special Schools?L^urens Township.
Laurents No. 11.0 mills
Trinity Ridge No. 1.4 mills
Maddens No. 2.2 mills
Nnrnie No. 3.2 mills
Baileys No. 4.2 mills
Mills Xo. 5.2 mills
Oak Grove No. G.2 mills
Special Schools Youngs Townchlp.
Youngs No. 2. mills
No. 4.3 mills
No. 5.3 mills
Fountain Inn No. 3B.(0 mills
Lnnford No. lo.2Va mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Special Sc hools Dials Township
Green Pond No. i.mills
Dials No. 2.:'. mills
Shlloh No. 3.2 mills
Gray Court-Owings No. .". .. . .2 mills
Dark-dale No. G.2 mills
Dials Church No. 7.2 mills
Special Schools Sullivan Township.
Princeton No. 1 . .
Poplar Springs No. &
Tumbling Shoals No. G
lire wert on No. V . .
Sullivan Township R R Bonds I mills
Special Schools Waterloo Township.
Waterloo No. 11.:'. mills
Mt. Gallagher No. 1.:: mills
Bethlehem No. 2.2 mills
Bkoni No. 3.:.2 mills
No. 4.2 mills
No. b.3 mills
Mt. Pleasant No. G.2 mills I
Mt. Olive No. 7 . . ..4 mills
Special Schools ?Cross Hill Township
Cross Hill No. 13.6 mills
Cross Hill No. 1.2 mills
, Cross Hill No. 2.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 4.2 milts
Cross Hill No. 5.2 mills
Cross Hill No. 6.2 mills
Special Schools - Hunter Township
Mountville No. 18.4l? mills
Hunter No. 2.2
Hunter No. 3.2
Clinton No. 5.3
Hunter No. 8.3
Special Schools?Jacks Township
.lacks No. 15.3 mills
Special Schools, Scufftetown Township
Hcuftletown No. 1.2 mills
I/anford No. 10 .. .;.X V4 mills
Ora No. 12.2 mills
Prompt attention will be given those
who wish to pay their Taxes through
the mall by check, money order, etc.
Persona sending In Hats of names to
be taken off are requested to send
them early; and give the Township of
each, as the Treasurer Is very busy
during the month of December.
J. D. MOCK,
Oct. 7th., l?l*~-<f.
And we are unable to prevent it.
After Dec. 15th Coal will be worth
$6.50 per ton.
Did you know that within less time than three months coal advanced $60
per car and will continue to advance until about February 1st.
We could not sell you coal at $6.50 per ton if we had not bought ahead.
This is the best grade of lump coal and we handle it all with forks, therefore
you get all clean lump coal free of dirt and slick.
J.W.&R.ML Eichelberger j
I Residence Phone 276 Reliable Draymen Office 33 |
BIG LAND SALE!
I Offer You the Following::
r nine-room house, finished, through- 47 acres land, hounded by lands ol 60 acres land near GreenPond
out, 1 acres of land, in the town of Friendship church, Joe Waasoh. J. A. church, bounded by the Yeatgln es
Cross Hill. Price $1.000.
60% acres of land, known as the
Smith Place, near Friendship church,
1-:? acres of land, with six-room
dwelling In town of Clinton, on Adalr
street. Price $2,300.00.
Coats and others. Price $3000 per t?te and others, nice C-room cottage,
acre. ?nd out buildings. Price $35.00 per
8 room dwelling, on Centennial St.,
Clinton, S. C., with 81 bundredths of 50 acres land hounded by lands of
an acre of land, known as the Griftin Walter Nash, and Huf us Gray, dwell
2 lets Watts cotton mills, Camp
street fronting, 150 by ".0 it., price
100 acres of land one half mile from
Lanford Station; eight-room < ottage,
good on* buildings, in high state of
cultivation. Come quick if you want
this property, bounded by W. H. Drum
mood, J. M. DeShields and others.
Price $00.00 per acre.
210 acres of land hounded on north
by Mrs. Milton Robertson, on south by
J. M. Phllpot, east by Mrs. Martin and
on west by B. F. Terry and others.
Price $10.00 per acre.
One nine room new dwelling, fin
ished throughout, I acres of land, sit
uated in town of Criss Hill, price
$1.000.00 .terms made right.
2.". acres land, .".-room dwelling, barn
and out buildings. Adjoining land of
George Wilson. Price $775.00.
3 acres land, four-room cottage at
Watts mill, price $1,'00.
94 acres land, one building, bound
ed by lands of Mrs. Boyd, S. O. Leake
'">d others. Prices and terms made
IfiO acres land bounded by lands of
Ludy alilis, L, E; Bums and V. A.
Mills. Price $30 per acre.
One 8-room dwelling In city of Lau
rens, No. 330 Hamilton street. Prlco
150 acres land, one-half mile of Dial
church, with a handsome dwelling. 3
tenant houses and good out-huildlngs.
Come quick If you want this place.
Price $50 per acre.
in and out-buildings,
The "Land Man"
70 acres of land bounded by lands
of Jim Ad Moore, Will Hudgens and
others, cottage house, 40 acres under
cultivation. Price $1.700.0ll.
5ft acres, town of Lanford, dwelling
and out-buildings, nicely located over
looking town of Knoree. Price $2,
71 acres on Reedy River, bounded
by lands of .lames Downey, Will Cnltl
well and others With tenant house.
Price $20 per acre. Terms made easy.
121 acres land, bounded by lands of
J. N. Leak. Capt. Marlin and others;
G-room cottage, one tenant house
Price $30.00 per acre.
I twelve room dwelling with water
works fronting North Harper street,
known as Owings' hoarding house.
Price and terms made right.
200 acres fine fnrm land. 2 i-2" miles
of Laurens. on road leading to Clin*'
ton. . mile of Parks station, seven
horse farm in cultivation. Good dwell
ing and tenant houses. Price and
terms made right.
50 acres land, well located In town
of Lanford, 6-room dwelling, 1 tenant
house, out buildings. Price $3,500.00,y
$1,000 down cash, halunce on easy pay V,
127 acres land, bounded by lands or
S. II. and M. B. Johnson, "one mite of
Friendship church. Sullivan townaV.lp.
74% acres of land near Green Pond Two dwellings, good barn and out
church. 8-room cottage, with tino barn buildings. Price $30.00 per acre,
and out buildings, 4.room tenant r,oo acres, 5 miles from city of L?U
house, bounded by binds of Jno. Tay- rens, bounded by lauds of A. Huff,
lor. Mrs. Abercrombie, nnd Jno. Curry.
Five room cottage on Garlington
street, city of Laurens. Price only
61 ac cs land bounded by lands of Price $60.00 per acre.
Robert Nash and others. Price $90.00 _? , . . . ...
ner acre 169% acres of land bounded by
iJtsr m.ie. \nnc\f\ of Bryson place. Bee Bailey,
313 acres land, 1% miles below J. Hamp Holland and thers; 5-room 22H acres land, hounded by lands of
D. M. Shaw's place, good dwelling and dwelling, 2 tennnt houses; good barn Daniel South, Davis land, Miss West
barn; 5 tenant houses, 245 acres In and out-buildings; known as the old and others, known as the Gullen JUrk
cultivation, good school near by; 2% Ferguson place, owned at present by homestead, 7-room dwelling and
miles to Waterloo, same distance to Will B. Motte. Price $27.50 per acre, ant houses. Price made right. TOrms
Cold Point. Price $35.00 acre. Good terms easy. easy.
John llrowu & Bailey land. 8 Ivo mm
farm In cultivation, well supplied with
tenant houses. Price right and terms
If you do not see listed above what you need, see me and I will try and get
it for you. Let your wants be known. If you have land to sell, place it In my
hands. People come to me for land.
Gray Court, S. C. >