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Observer Wants the "City Beautiful"
Editor Advertiser: One of tho
leading perivdieals published in the
country is offering cash prizes for two
Phologtophs, one showing bam, wall
or other surface defaced by billboard
advertisement and the other showing the
surface with such defacement removed,
the conditions stipulate that a guarantee
must be had that such removals must be
This is a praise worth undertaking on the
part of this Journal and should inspire
and encourage every one to an effort to
help the cause along. The natural be
auty of our country every where is be- '
ing destroyed by this unsightly bill board
advertising. Nearly every building in
Laurens is defaced by it, and every sur
face big enough to hold a daub of paint
is covered by the warside.
There is no rest for the tirdd eyes of
the office man when he drives to the
country on a summer evening for a
breath of fresh air When for a moment
he would be free from self and enjoy
?i bit of Nature, he is every where con
fronted with this evidence of commer
Let us rememl >r that the further we
get from nature c less we become a
man, and that <as and luxery gained
at the expense of nature's law will
destroy tho human r. e.
We believu in adverti. ng. We believe
it to be of tremendous . 1vantge both to
the advertiser and to the, blic; when we
have something to despost r it is proper
and good business to let tho .vorld know
it. And the people desire a medium
thing which to discover the things they
need. But there arc means open to
every one by which they can advertise to
their hearts content, without destroying
one bit of natural sconcing and withour
the defac< ment of a single building.
We have no complain's to make against
any one who uses the bill board advertis
ment but we think there should be a
campaign of Education against its prac
tice and we arc glad it has been begun.
We trust good results will follow
and that Laurens will fall quick in line.
While on this line we would like to
suggest to the ladies of Laurens that
they form a Civil improvement Society;
of course they must get a lot of work
out of the men but we are afraid that it
depends upon them to take the initiative.
There are great possibilities for beauti
fying this city, and the need is deplor
able, we have groove doubts if there is
a city in South Carolina of the size of
Laurens where less has been done to
make it attractive to a visitor.
It may be all right to wear "shabby"
clothes among people who know your
worth, but your appearance must be
attractive if you expect to catch the
the stranger's eye and besides a man
feels better himself if he is well dressed
just so with a city, if we wish to attract
Btrangers and put new life into our own
people, we must discard tho city's rags,
and give it a fresh clean look.
In can be done if we all try.
New City Government
The Laurens municipal Election took
place on yesterday accompanied by no I
special incident. The entire ticket nom
inated by the BeniOv-ttniv Primary was
elected without opposition. Only one i
hundred votes polled out of a possible f
Died in Anderson.
Mrs. C. M. Buchanan, aged 40, died
in Anderson, S. C, on the morning of |
March 10th. Three children, one, Mr.
Chas. Si>earman, by her first husband,
and her husband survive.?News and]
Mrs. Buchanan was the daughter of]
Mrs. W. B. Fuller of Cross Hill.
At the Captain's Table
As the liner cleared the heads and the |
heavy swell of the open Atlantic be
came noticeable, dinner was served.
The 26 places at the captain's table were
filled, and as the soup appeared, the cap
tain addressed hi? table companions.
"I trust that all 25 of you will have a
pleasant trip." he said "and that this
little assemblage of 24 will reach port
much bencfitetd by the voyage. I look
upon the 22 smiling faces as a father up
on his family, for I am responsible for
the lives of this group of 19. I hope all
14 of you will join me later in drinking
to a merry trip. I believe we seven
fellow-passengere are admirably suited
to each other, and I applaud the judg
ment which chose from the passenger
list these three persons for my table.
I You and I, my dear sir, are" ?
The captain chuckled. "Here steward,
bring on my tiish and clear away these
dishes. " ? Puck.
Wanted?Five hundred hens at once.
J. Wade Anderson.
Magnolias ? I have a nice lot of]
Magnolias, which I will deliver at Lau
rens or Clinton at 50 cents a piece.
H. P. Blakeley,
Clinton, S. C.
Thoroughbred Silver Laced Wyandotte
eggs. For setting, $1.00 for 15 eggs.
J. RHETT Copeland,
32-13t. Clinton, S. C.
FOR SALE Pure bred Silver Laced
Wyandotte eggs $1.00 for setting of 15.
D. E. Todd,
32-3t. Laurens, R. F. D. no. 1
Wanted : - You to know that I have
a fine Spanish Jack stationed at Gray
Court this season. Fee $10.00
D. D. peden
Gray Court, S. C.
For Sale:-King Cotton seed in any
J. Dunk Watts.
For Sale - Barred Plymouth Rock
Eggs from vigorous farm-raised Birds.
Mrs. J. A. Wofford,
Maddens, S. C.
100 dozen men's handkerchiefs at 5,
6, 8, 10, 15, 25 and 50 tents just re
ceived. These all brought at figures
that will give you the best handker
chief for the price.
Davis, Roper & Co.
Spring Suits arriving every day. The
early bird gets rhc Pick.
Davis, Roper & Co.
"Gibson Tier" the swellest thing in
womens low cut shoes at
The big Dress Goods Opening at O.
B. Simmons Co.'s last week if meas
ured by the crowd that attended It was
a great success. Their store was beau
tifully decorated in the spring fabrics
and was a perfect picture of beauty.
A few bargain shirts left $1.50 shirts
at $1.15. $1.00 shirts at 75c. at
Have we sold you a B?cks Stove yet?
If not be sure to let us show you our
line. Every Stove bought of ur is guar
anteed to give satisfaction or your
money will be cheerfully refunded. Sold
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Mens Oxford, ail leather, all styles, at
Now is your time to consider shoes.
We have the greatest line ever shown
in Laurens. Ail the latest lasts, toes
styles good shoes too at less than you
can buy same value.
Davis Roper & Co.
Copeland in showing some very stylish
For comfort and rest there is nothing
better than Morris Chair. Sold by
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We are now showing a line of the best
quality of Rugs in different sizes, styles
and colors. Be sure to sec our line be
fore you buy.
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
Have a suit made to order at Cope
land. They fit.
Tan shoes for Everybody at
Be sure to see the beautiful line of
Toilet Sets in different styles, colors
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
We appreciate your trade and we
always keep in stock the best quality
of goods at the lowest possible prices
and before you buy any thing to furnish
your house with be sure to see our line
S. M. & E. H. Wilkes & Co.
New arrival of Dress Goods, Wasli
Goods and Silks. All the ladies should
take advantage of our easy showings.
All the latest and best.
Duvis Roper & Co.
"I owe my whole life to Burdock
Blood Bitters. Scrofulous sores covered
my body. I seemed beyond cure. B. B. B.
has made me a perfectly well woman."
? Mrs. Chas. Hutton, Berville, Mich.
CHARLES CLARK MUMM
Copyright, 1W0. by Loo * Shepard
"Why bo ponalve, Mr. Naaou? Hal
going to church mad* you feel re
"I don't fool tin- need of repentance
except In one way," he answered, "and
that you would not be interested in.
To bo candid, MIbb Pago, I'm growing
ashamed of the useless life I lead, and
it's that I feel to repent of. A few
things your brother laid to me three
months ngo wero the beginning, and
a remark you mado tbo day we firat
went sleighing has served to lucrcaae
that feeling. Ever since I left college
I have led an nimleBS life, bored to
death by ennui and couscious that no
ono was made any happier by my ex
istence. What Hort said to me and
your remark have only served to make
me realize it more fully."
"I am very sorry, Mr. Kason," the
paid pleasantly, "if any words of mine I
hurt you oven a little. I havo forgot
ten what they were and wish you
would. The visit which Bert and you
are making mo is a most delightful
break in the monotony of my life, and
I shall bo very glad to sen you again."
And then, rising, she addod, "If I hurt
you, please say you forgive me, (or X
must -go out and see to getting tea/*
Tho last evening was passed much
like the first, except that now the
elusive Alice scorned to bo transformed,
into a far more gracious hostess, and
all her smiles and interest seemed to
be lavished upon Frank instead of her
brother. It was as if this occult little
lady bad come to feel a new and sur
prising curlonlty in all that concerned
the life and amusements of her visitor.
With true feminine skill, she plied him
With all manner of questions and af
fected tho deepest interest In nil ho had
to say. What were his sisters' amuse
ments? Did they entertain much, play
tennis*, golf or ride? Where did they
usually go summers, and did he gener
ally go with them? Ills own comings
and goings and where he had been and
what he saw there wero also made n
part of the grist he was encouraged to
grind. She even professed a keen In
terest in his yacht and listened pa
tiently to a most elaborate description
of that craft, although as a rowboat
Vns the largest vessel she had ever sot
foot on it Is likely she did not gain a
very c'.ear idea of the Gypsy.
"Your yacht has n very suggestive
name," She said. "It makes one think
of green woods and cnuipllrcs. 1
jshould dearly love to take n sail in her.
I have read so much about yachts and
yachting that the Idea of sailing along
the shores in one's own floating house,
ns It were, has a fascination for me."
This expression of taste was so much
in line with Frank's, and the idea of
having this charming girl for n yacht
ing companion so tempting that his
"Nothing would give mo greater
AND 10c STORE
The Cheapest in the Town
All under one roof can be found all the little necessaries that make the home-life smoothe and
happy. AND CHEAP TOO!
No need to bother with Sears, Robuck & Co. 's catalogue, you can get them right here, and
just as cheap.
All kinds of imagineable things for the household: Kitchenware and Graniteware, Crockery
and Glassware, Hardware and Dry Goods: No Groceries or Clothing.
Will not be open until about the 18th.
When down to the postoffice, Ladies, just "drop in;" don't expect you to buy, just because
you ask the price of anything. Come hi and price, and go out again; you will come in some
Kennedy's Racket Store
Next to Postoffice
pleasure,1' ho responded, "than Fo havo
you for a guest on ,Uy boat, Miss Page.
I think It could be managed If I could
only coax my mother and sisters to go,
and you and your brother would Join
us. We would visit the Malno coast re
sorts and havo no end of a good time."
"It's a delightful outing you sug
, gest," she answered, "and I thank you
very much, but I wouldn't think of
coming If your family had to be coaxed
to go, and then It's not likely that Bert
could find the time."
"Ob, I didn't mean it that way," ho
said, looking serious, "only mother and
tho girls are afraid of the water, that
When conversation lagged Frank
begged that she would sing for him
und suggested selections from Moody
and Bonkey, and desplto her brother's
sarcastic remark that it wasn't a re
vival meeting they wero holding sho
not only played and sang all thoso
time worn melodies, but a lot of others
from older collections. When rettring
time came Frank asked that she con
clude with "Hen Bolt."
"I shall not need to recall that song
to remind me of you," he said in a
low voice as he spread It on the music
rack in front of her, "but I shall al
ways feel its mood when I think of
"Does that mean that you will think
of roe as sleeping 'in n corner obscure
and alone' in some churchyard'*" she
"By no means," ho said, "only I may
perhaps have a little of the sann1 mood
at times that Hen Dolt had when ho
heard of the fnto of his sweet Alice."
It was a pretty speech, und Krank
Imagined she threw a Utile more ?tan
usual pathos Into the song after it,
but then no doubt his Imagination was
biased by his feelings.
When they stood on the platform the
next morning nwaittng the train ho
"May I send you a few hooks rind
Some new songs When I get home, MI is ;
Page? 1 want to show you bow much
I have enjoyed tins visit."
"It is very nice of you to say So,"
she replied, "nnd I shall he glad to4 bo
remembered and hope you will visit1 us
When tho train caino in be rntjhcr
hurriedly offered his hand and will? a
"Permit mo to thank you again" asi he
rniscd bis hat turned away to gather
vtp tho satchels so as not to be witness
t? her leave taking from her brother.
|M summer Southport island,, as
yet untainted by the tide of
outing travel, wns a spot to
inspire dreams, poetry and
ennvnsos covered with* ocean lore. Its
manj coves and Inlets whore the tUles
ebbed and flowed among (Tie weed cov
ered rocks, its bold cliffs, sea washed,
and above Which the white gulls nnd
flshhawks circled; the deep thickets of
spruce through which the ocean wind?
murmured nnd where great beds of
ferns and clusters of red bunch berries
grew were one and till left undisturbed
week In, week out.
At the Cope, where Uncle Terr}',
Aunt Llssy and Telly lived their sim
ple home life, and Bnscom, the store
keeper and postmaster, talked unceas
ingly when he could lind a listener,
and Deacon Oaks wondered why "tho
grace o' (Jod hadn't freed the land
from stuns," no one ever came to dis
turb its quietude. Every morning Un
cle Terry, often accompanied by Tolly
in a calico dress and sunbonnet, rowed
out to pull his lobster traps, and after
dinner harnessed ami drove to the bead
of the Island to meet the mail boat;
then at eventide, after lighting his pipe
and the lighthouse lump at about the
same time, generally strolled over to
Buseoiu's to have a chat, while Telly
made a call on the "Widder Leach," u
misanthropic but pious protegee of
hers, ami Aunt Llssy read the paper.
Once In about threo weeks, according
to weather, the monotony of the village
was disturbed by the arrival of a small
schooner owned jointly by Undo Terry,
Oaks and Bnscom, and which plied be
tween the Cape and Boston,. Once in
two weeks services wore held, as usual,
In the little in-own church, and as often
tho lighthouse tender called and left
eoal and oil for Uncle Terry. Regu
larly on Thursday evenings the few
piously inclined, led by Deacon Oaks,
gathered in tho Church to sing hymns
they repeated tifty-two times each year,
listen to a prayer by Oaks that seldom
varied in a Ringle sentence, and heard
Auntie Leach thank the Lord for his
"many mercies," though what they
were in her case it would be hard to
tell, unless being permitted to live
nlone and work hard to live at all was
a mercy. The scattered islanders and
the handful whose dwellings comprised
the Cape worked hard, lived frugally
and were unconscious that all around
tlicin was a rocky shore whose cliffs
and inlets and benches were so many
poems of picturesque and charming
(to be continued)
An Odorous Comparison.
"I suppose a car like that will be near
ly a hundred horsepower?" suggested
"Oh, no,"saidjthemotorist, modestly,
"it is only ten horse. A hundred horse
power car would be much larger."
"I wasn't going by the size," the
Highlander explained, "I was going by
the smell of it." ?London Chronicle.
Famous Outfitters for Men, Women and Children.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm.
We have just returned from New York and other points North with one of the best selected stocks
of Gents' Clothing, Shoes, Hats, Furnishings, etc., ever brought to Laurens. All who deal with us know
that we only handle the best at Lowest Prices. Why pay as much and sometimes more for Goods, not as
good, not as well made, not as much style, as ours, when you can get the best here at Jess money. We
honestly believe we save you 10 per cent in value for every dollar you spend with us.
Everybody knows we handle the cheapest and best Clothing for the price,
the new Weaves, Patterns, Styles for Young and Old.
Beautiful made Suits in all Colors and Fabrics, $5.00 to $9.00
Better and more Stylish, in all the newest weaves, $io.oo to $2o.oo
Boys' and Childrens' Suits are here in Great Profusion.
Prices range from 75 cents to $6.oo for Boys' Knee Suits.
Prices range from $3.5o to $12.5o for Youths.
We have all
Our line of Neckwear, Gents' Furnishings, etc., is of the best: No young Man will go away dis
appointed that will call here for his Spring Supplies.
Our Shoe and Hat Department is full to overflowing in all the latest Shapes, Colors, Styles. No
one who considers his pocket-book should miss seeing our line of Shoes, Oxfords, Slippers. None but the
best and all at prices that you can't get elsewhere for same value. We want your trade and promise you
the best service possible and always the best Goods at Lowest Prices.
The following Salesmen will always be glad to welcome you in our Gents' Department: M. L.
Roper, C. W. Taylor, Henry Shell, C. M. Babb and D. A. Davis.
New Spring Goods.
We present a superior line in our various Departments that should be of great
interest to the trade. The many Novel, Handsome and practical things here shown
are of the class that please. Our offerings this Spring comprise many exclusive
styles and patterns in the following lines:
Silks, Woolen Dress Fabrics, Wash Goods, Staple and Fancy
Linens, White Goods, Lace Curtains, Handkerchiefs,
Hosiery, Corsets, Kid and Fabric Gloves, Ladies'
Ready-made Skirts and Waists.
Special While They Last:
300 Half Linen Towels 17-33 at 10 cents each; 600 Ladies' pure Linen
Handkerchiefs at 10 cents each.
We cordially invite a call from you. We are sure that we can make your visit not only interesting
but profitable to you.
The following Salesmen and Ladies will be always glad to welcome you in our Ladies' Department:
W. H. Anderson, W: C. P. Robertson, J. W. Henderson, Misses Willie Philson, Rose Hudgens, Olivia
Ingram, Nannie Dorroh, Mamie Armstrong and Mrs. Mary Prentiss.
DAVIS, ROPER & COMPANY.