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. OUR APPRECIATION
We wish to thank our friends and customers
for the liberal patronage given us during the
past year and to assure themithat our endeavor
will be to merit a continuance: of friendly rela
tions thrrughout the coming year.
We endeavor to serve you at theylowest pos
J. C. SHELL & CO.
Laurens, S. C.
To The Cotton Farmers
I have accepted the agency for Laurens County
for both hand and mule dusters. These machines
are approved'by'the Department of ;Agriculture,
endorsed by and used-successfully over the entire
boll weevil infested territory.
I am also prepared to accept contracts for Cal
cium Arsenate for January and March Delivery.
W. G. LANCASTER
At Enterprise National Bank
SR M LO ANS!
We Haye Unlimited Funds to Loan
for Terms of
5, 7 or 10 Years
Interest Payable Annually
Inspection of property and definite commitment to loan can
be made within a few days after application is submitted.
STATE& CITY BANK & TRUST CO.
OLD DOMINION TRUST CO.
SEE OUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE
Blackwell,. Sullivan &]Wilson
Attorneys at Law
Laurens, S. C.
"No Job Too Small; None Too Large"
We guarantee ou:,ire repairs to last as long
as the tires. Your tires, repaired in our vul
canizing shop, can Doaepended onfor. long add
tional mileage. All work that leaves our shop is
done by experienced mnn,. using first class mater
Bring your worn casings for free inspection.,
We wil help yo ijet eyery penny's worth of mile
age ther'eis In them 4A d 'e guarantee complete
West Main St. Phone 401
(@, 1922, Western Newspaper Union.)
TH New Year begins precisely at
midnight, and almost everyone now
adays sees the New Year in by general
festivities and many -good resolutions,
which are promptly forgotten on Jan
The festivities marking this occasion,
says Hereward Carrington, scientist
and author, are very ancient, and In
old Saxon days It was the custom to
partake of a bowl of spiced ale, which
was passed around with the expression
"Wasshael," which meant "to your
health I" Hence the origin of the Was
sail, or. Wassel bowl.
We now keep New Year on January
the first; but the Chinese, Jews, Turks
and many others do not observe it on
this day. Even Christian countries have
not ulways so observed it; the Romans
began the year with the March
equinox. The later Teutonic nations
for a long time continued counting the
beginning of the year from March 25.
It was only in 1503,. by an edict of
Charles IX, that France changed the
tidie of the beginning of the year to.
January 1. In 1000 Scotland made
the same change, and England only
did so in 1752, when the Gregorian
system was adopted there. 'It will
thus be seen that the New Year, ob
served on January 1, is relatively new,
though we are accustomed to think
that it dates back from time Im
It was Julius Caesar, in the year
46 B. C., who first reformed the calen
dar-alded by the Egyptian astronomer
Sosigenes. He made it a few minutes
too long, and a econd correction was
necessary. Pope Gregory made cer
tain changes in 1582, A. D., and ad
ditional minor changes were made later
on, from the "old style" to the "new
style" calendar." We now employ the
After the French revolution France
decided to set up an entirely new or
der of things. A new calendar was
made. The Christian era was wiped
out, and was replaced by the new
French era, beginning September 22,
1792. Instead of our week of seven
days, a week of ten days was estab
lished-in accordance with the decimal
system-the tenth day being set aside
Instead of the mythological names
of the months, others deduced from
the prevailing seasons of the year were
Everything was to be based upon
reason! The Notre Dame was con
verted into a "Temple of Reason."
Mme. Momero, the young and beautiful
wife of a Jacobin printer, was chosen
to represent "Reason." And so it
The months were chosen and given
French names which were thought to
be characteristic of theni. Thus,
autumn had a vintage month, a foggy
.month and a sleety month. Winter,
a snowy 'month, a rainy month and
a windy month. Spring, a budding
month, a flowery month and a pasturo
month. Summer, a hnrvest month, a
hot month and a fruit month.
E'achi month began somewhere be
tween the 18th anji the 22nd-accord
ing to our rcloning. Thus the first
month of the autumn trio began on
September 22, and~ lasted until Oc
tober 21, etc.
With the restorafion of a stable
government in lFrar~ce, this calendar
was repealed, and the usual one sub
stituted. But for a time, as we have
seen, New Year (day did not begin on
January 1, in France, so late as the
last century, and it (lees not begin
on that (date in non-Christian coun
tries even today I
"Count That Day Lost."
The most wasted of all days is that
on which one has not laughed.-Cham
All Exechtors, Administrators,
Guardians and Trustees are rnotifled
that the time for making their annual
returns runs from January 1st to
0. G. TrHOMPSON,
21-4t-A - Probate Judge.
Notiee of Stockholders Meeting
Resolved by the Board of Directors
of Uhited Agency, of Laurens, S. C.:
1st. That subject to the approval
of stockholders of this corporation, an
increase of its capital stock to Twen
ty-five Thousand ($25,000.00) Dollars
is hereby determined -upon.
2nd. That a meeting of the stock
holders of this company is hereby
called for the 16th day of January, A.
'D. 1923, at ten o'clock A. M, at the
office of the company, Laurena, 5. C.,
for the -purpose of considering said in.
creaso of capital stock..
3rd. That notice of said meeting ;be
given to the stockholders by the Sec
retary of this corporation by the pub
lication of this resolution at least once
a 'week for four successive 'weeks pre
vious to the date fixed fpr said stock
holders meeting in the. Advertiser, a
wyeekly newspaper published at 'Lau
.iens, S. C., and by mailing ai copy of
game to each stockholder at least
thirty xlays before said' date.
I hereby certify that the above reso
lutions were duly passed at a meeting
of the Bear'd of Directors of the United
Agency, Laur'ens, .S. C., on the 12th
day of Deceinhbet, 192g.
92 t President.
P2GGY: WI-IER E N
6U.LTV. CONSCIENCE ARE AUL
J. C. Burns & Co.
EED IRON RACKET
More Goods for Same Money,
Same Goods for Loss Money
Laurens 'Coca Cola
Quench the Thirst With a Bottle
of Delicious Coca Cola
Buy it By the Orate
Quality High Prices Low
On the Square
R. W. Willis
Furniture of All Kinds
We Invite Your Inspection
Laurens Drug Co.
Pure Drugs, Toilet Articles,
''The Rexall Store"'
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes
Furniture, Stoves, Chinaware,
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OFFICE & SCHOOL SUPPLIES
J. C. Shell & Company
The Family Grocer
Choice Vegetables in Season
Jones--Taylor Hardware Co.
Hlardware, Agricultural Imiple-.
ments, MIll Supplies, Paints,
Oils, Varnishes, Sporting Goods.
5 & 10 Cents Store
''Buy it In Laurens''
WEST SIDE PUBLIC SQUARE
'Lauroens Best Store--Quality
Easterby Motor Co.
Dodge Brothers Motor Cars
Phone 200 Service and lerts
Capital anD Srplus re0de000.00
aGO. H. BLAKIELY, Cashier.
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