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JOURNEY TO COLORADO
SPRINGS AND VICINITY.
Of all the Western cities I visited
last summer, Colorado Springs, struck
me as being surrounded by the most
scenic interest. I do not include Yel
lowstone Park, remind you. That
stands out as a world of nature in it
Denver, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland,
San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los
Angeles, Riverside, Salt Lake City,
Gleenwood and Hot Springs all have
their attractions, but with none of
these has Nature been quite so lavish
in her distribution of mountain ranges,
vast canons, Waterfalls and natural
parks, as she has been to Colorado
Perhaps no city on the American
continent may boast of greater nat
ural scenic attractions than those pos
sessed by Colorado Springs and vicinity.
Would you like to visit this wonder
land? If so, draw on your strongest
imagination for a short time.
Imagine yourself, if you can, rolling
into Colorado Springs about six o'clock
some afternoon in August. As you
step from the train, looking westward
over the city, you see the snow-capped
mountain, Pike's Peak, .-standing out
bold in the background. Only a glance
at this stupendous work of nature;
other things require your attention
A dozen or more hotels arc being
called out. However, if you belong to
the Texas Party, Mr. Reedy has
already told you that the Playa Hotel
will be the headquarters during the few
days sojourn in Colorado Springs; so
just follow the "long-horns."
At the hotel you inquire for a
guide book. Now, what is to be seen
around this place? Here are some of
the prominent attractions; Pike's Peak,
Garden of the Gods, Maniton, Glen
Eyaie, South Cheyenne Canon, Seven
Falls, Czar of the Winds, Rainbow
Falls, Ute Pass, Bear Creek Canon,
Williams' Canon. Here one truly finds
an embarrassment of riches. There are
too many places to be visited in so
short a time. One is at a loss which to
choose. The Reedy party must visit
Pike's Peak by all means; so as to
make sure of that, we go there to
The morrow, thi 7th of August,
dawns clear and bright. After a good
night's sleep in a bed, not an upper
berth, one is filled with new life and
energy. The exhilerating air of an ele
vation of 6,000 feet ha3 begun to make
you forget the weary and dusty traveler
of yesterday. No wonder this city is
praised as a resort for people subject to
The foot of Pike's Peak, six miles
distance, may be reached by trolley,
which runs from Colorado Springs
through Colorado City to Maniton, the
picturesque little city at the very foot
of the mountain.
Pike's Peak was discovered in No
vember, 1806, by the colonial soldier,
Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike,
who made an unsuccessful attempt to
walk to the summit.
Pike, for whom the peak was after
wards named, went away believing it
impossible for any human being to as
cend to its summit. He was mistaken,
however, many have reached the pinna
cle afoot. If you like, you may go up
on the "lightning express," the burro.
All you have to do, is to sit calmly on
his back while the guide applies the
"steam" in the shape of a cow-hide.
The most pdpular way for tourists to
make the ascent is on the cog-road.
Comfortably seated in an observation
car, you are at leisure to watch the
picturesque mountain scenery, the
changes in the vegetable growth, and
to feel the changes in the temperature,
while you are being pushed slowly, but
surely, up this nine miles of wonderful
stairway. Vegetation ceases to appear,
the timber line is passed, then there
is nothing but rocks, rocks, rocks!
After two hours, the nine-mile ride
is over, and you are now 14,147 feet
above the sea level. Only the sky is
over head, all the earth beneath you!
To the north are Long's Peak, Gray's
Peak and the Continental Divide; on the
South are the Spanish Peaks. At your
feet lie Maniton, Colorado Springs, and
Colorado City, which, viewed with the
naked eye, remind one of truck farms;
the broad streets of one hundred feet or
more having the appearance of rows.
To me looking through a telescope,
they appear quite different.
Although it is said to have snowed on
the peak every day up to August the
ground is not covered with snow, but
only in crevices and on the sides where
the sun does not shine directly, is there
any snow to be seen. Even a little,
however, is a novelty to one on the
7th of August. At any rate, heavy
winter clothing is very comfortable;
and even then, it is a little shock to
one's nerves to be transferred to such
an airy place in summer.
A telegraph station, the highest in
the world, is situated on the summit of
the peak; so, if you wish, you may
send a message to your home, where
very probably, the temperature is
The forty minutes, which is given to
look around, is passed only too soon.
You haven't half enough kodak pic
tures, have you? But run and get on
A little paper is published daily on
the peak; it is quite amusing to find
your name among the "prominent" vis
itors to the peak that day. These pa
pers are sold on the car during its de
scent. On reaching the foot of the
mountain, you feel as if you have been
up somewhere in the air, and are just
getting among tangible objects again.
How do you like a mountain ride?
After such a jaunt it is mete that we
rest awhile at the hotel. That evening
the music of a band entices the Reedy
party out into a near-by park, where
the evening is most pleasantly spent.
What can be more pleasant than a
carriage ride in this picturesque country
on the morrow? Oh! the invigorating
air of the early morning. After going
six miles, we come to the Garden of
the Gods, so called because it was once
the worshipping place of the Indian.
Immense slabs of red sandstone of
various shapes, formed by some great
convulsions of nature, are the most
striking feature of this locality. By
drawing a little on imagination, one
can see various animals and persons
outlined in the sandstone. The guide
points them out?the name Helen Hunt
Jackson has given them. Among these
strange weird figures one can see Na
poleon, George Washington on his
horse, the twin candles and so forth.
From the Garden of the Gods the
drive leads through Williams' canon.
This canon, which is hardly to be com
pared with the Grand canon of Arizona
or the Yellowstone Park canon, is very
striking in its beauty and grandeur
which inspire awe. Traversing the
canon in a rather circuitous way, you
reach the Cave of the Winds, where
looking down one can see the crooked
road just traversed.
The Cave of the Winds, though
only three-fourths of a mile in length,
is fairly filled with curiosities. There
are eighteen rooms or compartments.
The guide lights up each room with
magnesium. The walls of the "recep
tion hall" are loaded with visiting
cards, placed there by visitors. One
room is called the "bridal chamber"
from the fact that a couple were mar
ried in it once upon a time. The "dia
mond palace" is brilliant when lighted.
From all sides the walls sparkle as with
a million diamonds. The stalatite, the
stalagnite and crystalline formations in
various and curious shapes arc every
where to be found.
From the cars picturesque drives
continues through Ute Pass. The Rain
bow is well worth the trouble of get
ting out of the carriage to get a bet
ter peep of it.
While we are out this morning let us
drive through Glen Eyrie, which is
owned by General Palmer, through
whose courtesy visitors may review
certain parts of his great park. Tht
name is derived from the eagle's eyrie,
which can be seen high up on the face
of the greenish crag.
In the most charming spot in this
beauty retreat, Gen. Palmer has built
a home, which is said to have cost him
$300,000, the house being built entirely
of moss agate. Gen. Palmer is an
"iron king;" his property is estimated
at one hundred and twenty million dol
About five miles southwest of Colo
rado Springs is the South Cheyenne
Canon. Soon we reached the "Pillars of
Hercules," which tower one thousand
feet on one side and seven hundred on
the other, their narrow opening seem
ing to give chary entrance to the mile.1
of scenic grandeur, which lies beyond.
The drive is an ever-changing vista of
The stream above the canon, as if
fearful of the dreadful leap, makes the
descent by seven beautiful bounds -
therefore the name Seven Falls. Long
and lovingly may one linger over this
fascinating spot, and listen to the music
of the waters as they fall in cadences to
the quiet pool below.
Following a winding path we visit
the former burial place of Helen Hunt
Jackson, the poetess of the Rockich
and the author of "Ramonia."
Though much loath to leave these
enchanted spots of nature, the Reedy
party must go elsewhere. One might
stay here for months, then not see all.
The grandeur of such picturesque na
ture inspires one with love of one's fel
low beings, love for one's native land,
but above all love and reverence for
the Invisible One who made and or
dained it all.
Willie Gkay Harris,
Clinton, S. C.
March 16th '06.
Boyd's Cough and Cold Mixture acts
gently on the bowels?something that
no other cough remedy does. It not
only will cure coughs and colds, but is
recommended for constipation. For
sale by S. S. Boyd, Laurens, S. C. Get
a bott'e and test its merits?money back
if it does you no good. Positively
nothing injurious in this remedy. 31-tf.
Visiting the Schools.
Last week County Superintendent of
Education R. W. Nash visited the fol
lowing schools: Chestnut Ridge, Miss
Bessie Hudgens, teacher; Langtons,
taught by Miss Sadie Curry; Byrd's,
presided over by Miss Rebekah Ken
nedy; Huntington, in charge of Miss
Mattie Hipp; Jacksonville, Miss Bessie
Fecbeck,instructor;Long Branch, whose
teacher is Miss Mary Tarrant.
The above schools are located in the
townships of Laurens, Scuflletown and
This week Supt. Nash is visiting some
of the schools in Waterloo and Cross
BACK GIVF.S OUT.
Plenty of Laurens Readers Have This
You tax the kidneys?overwork them?
They can't keep up the continual strain,
The back gives out-it aches and pains;
Urinary troubles set in.
Don't wait longer-take Doan's Kid
Laurens people tell you how they act.
J. H. Porter, employed in the Cotton
Mill, residing on Factory Hill, says:
"My kidneys and back bothered me
for quite a while. My back seemed to
be the weakest spot about me, and
when I take cold it always settled
there and knocks me out. I have been
so bad at times that I had to lose sev
eral days from work. The kidney se
cretions were disordered, very dark
and full of sediment and annoyed me
by making me got up during the night.
I tried different remedies and wore
plasters but nothing did me any good
until I got a box of Doan's Kidney
Pills at the Palmetto Drug Co. 's store.
Since using them the backache has left
me and I can sleep all night without
my rest being disturbed and the kidney
secretions have all cleared up and now
have no sediment in them.
For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cts.
Foster-Milbum Co., Buffalo, N. Y.,
sole sgenta for the United States.
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other.
PERSONAL MENTION. ?
Mr. J. L. Baldwin of Alma R. F.
D. No. 2 was in the city Friday.
Mr. John Yarborough of Cross An
chor was in the city Wednesday.
Mr. L. A. McCord Bpent several days
in Darlington during the past week.
Mr. William Hayne of Columbia vis
ited in the city from Friday until Sun
Miss Lucy Darlington of Allcndale
is visiting Col. and Mrs. Thos. D. Dar
Mr. Edgar McDaniel, a progressive ]
young farmer of Ekom was in town ,
Miss Annie B. Sexton spent several ,
days this week in Spartanburg with ,
her brother, Dr. G. W. Sexton.
Mr. W. C. Rasor, president of the
Bank of Cross Hill and one of the lead
ing merchants of the county, was'.inthe
city Thursday from Cross Hill.
BLUFFED BY BEN BUTLER.
Made General ill nulluni Believe If*
Hurt Booth's Dlnry.
Oeneral John A. BiiiKliam was a
member of the military tribunal that
tried Mrs. Surratt and tho Lincoln as
After the trial in tho subsequent de
bates lu the house CJeneral B, F. Unt
ier frequently charged that the com
mission had arrived at nu unjust ver- '
diet ami had convicted an innocent ?
woman. In a memorable debate he '
boldly proclaimed that if the contents I
of a diary which had been found on
the dead body of .T. Wllkcs Booth were
ever made public It would disclose tho
fact that it contained the proof of
Mrs. Surratt's Innocence, which proof
had been infamously suppressed by the ?
commission. When General Blnghnm
made a movement as though he would
repel such an accusation, Butler dra
matically drew a memorandum book ]
from his breast pocket and held it )
aloft, but did not utter a word. Bing- i
ham naturally supposed that Butler j ]
had a copy of a diary such as he had i
spoken of. As a matter of fact tho j
book contained nothing but blank
leaves. General Butler was Just bluff- .
The diary was In possession of Sec- ;
retary Stanton, but President Johnson !
finally demanded It. It was an inter- '
estlllg book, but It threw no light upon
tho great conspiracy. Johnson's pri
vate secretary was W. W. Warden,
who was the correspondent of the Bal
timore Sun, and besides was In the em
ploy of the New York Tribune bureau
to supply It with all the information
lie consistently could. To him Andrew L
Johnson intimated that he would not !
be averse to the publication of Booth's ''
diary and permitted him to mako a i
copy of it. ,
Warden took It after midnight to (
James Kankln Young, the Washington
correspondent of the Tribune, and tho (
next morning the Tribune and the Bill- 1
ttmore Sun had a big beat. Sam
Bowles of tho Springfield Republican I
reproached his correspondent for fall
Ing to get a copy.
"Well," said the correspondent, "I am >
not like Jim Young. I have a home to
go to, and don't have to prowl around
till daylight." Nobody enjoyed this re- !
tort as much as James Bankiu Young.
No one likes a man who Is everlast
ingly saying "Beg pardon."
The man who talks too much, as a
rule, does not talk enough at tho right
Two heads are better than one, but
one of them nearly always does tho
Most men have the same experi
ences. The only difference Is that some
men talk and soino don't.
When you are working very hard
take some comfort In this: Those who
are Idle don't seem to be having a very
We suppose newspapers do annoy
their readers a good deal. St ill news
paper men, as a rule, do the best they
can. It Is an annoying business.
The word "hometunkcr" Is working '
overtime when applied to any rich
woman who keeps several servants.
The real "honiemakers" work overtlnio
by not keeping any.?Atchlson (?lobe.
'I In- l/'ncoinfortnhle Hovvdnh.
The elephant's howdah Is that bed of
Procrustes In which ono can neither
sit nor stand with any approach to
reasonable ease, and in which a re
cumbent attitude Is impossible. Its ad
vantages are, first, that, standing In it,
a man can shoot on every side of him;
second, that It Is convenient for the I
carriage of the occupant's parapher- 1
nnlia, his guns on racks on either side,
his ammunition in n trough in front, i
his other requisites in leather pockets
here and there on the sides of the ma
chine or, as to that, bee blanket on bis
sent, nnd, third, that In the hinder com- i
partment an attendant can sit or stand
to hold that monstrous umbrella over
his head or, when quick loading is re
quired, take from his hand the gun
Just tired and rechnrge It. Thoso aro
advantages; otherwise the howdah Is
an abomination.?Blackwood's Mag
I'M win Booth nn n Smoker.
Without a cigar Edwin Booth, tho
tragedian, was scarcely ever seen.
Even while engaged on his professional
duties his beloved weed was present
In the wings, ready to be snatched from
his dresser's hand for enjoyment dur
ing tho Sometimes exceedingly brief In
tervals between tho exits and en
trances. Twenty-Hve cigars a day were
at one time Iiis usual allowance, an al
lowance, however, not Infrequently ex
The Nation'* Timekeeper.
Americans get their correct time from
a little room in the naval observatory,
located on Georgetown heights, In the
suburbs of Washington. Tho observa
tory was originally Intended to detect
errors in ship chronometers and to
regulato them properly. This work
constitutes one department at the In
stitution, but perhaps Its most Im
portant function Is that of being the
The Cnptftlii'n Plnee.
"What do you mean by writing
'Among the prettiest girls at the dance
was Captain Andrews?' Tho captain
Is a man."
"Yes, but ho spent most of his time
among the prettiest girls thero."?
"You promised, madam, to obey mo
when we married, and you've never
"Huh! You endowed me, sir, with all
your worldly goods, and you never had
DR. G. C. ALBRIGHT,
Office over Peoples Loa? and Ex
change Bank, Laurens, S. C.
DK. CLIFTON JONES
OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Office No. 86; Residence 219.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb
Attorneys at Law.
Will praetlce in all State Courts.
Prompt attention givea to all business.
Business placed in
my hands will have
prompt and careful
J. J. ADAMS
Broker, Laurens, S. C.
Office over Enterprise Bank
C. N. & L. Railroad Co.
Schedule In effect November 21st, 11)04:
No. 62 No. 21 No. 85
PiiBsonKcr Mixed cx- Freight cx
Oaily ccptSun- ccpt Sun
t.v Columbia 11 10 a m 5 15 p m 1 00 n m
ir Ncwberry 12 36 p m 7 05 p in 3 45 a m
ir Clinton 1 22 p m 8 15 p in 5 25 n m
ir Lauren a 1 42 p m 8 45 p in 6 00 am
No. 63 No. 22 No. 84
L.v I-nurena 2 02 p m 7 00 am 5 20 p ni
ir Clinton 2 22 p in 7 90 n m C 00 p in
\r Ncwberry 8 10 p ni 8 35 n m 7 05 p in
ir Columbia 4 45 p in 10 30 a m 9 15 p m
C. H. GASQUK. Affcnt.
QUICKEST AND BEST ROUTE
r<> Savannah,Waycross, Jacksonville and
all Florida Points, via Charleston
and Western Carolina Railroad.
Leave Laurens, 1:50 p. m,
Leave Augusta, 10:30 p. m.
Arrive Savannah, 2:50 a. m.
Arrive Waycross, 6:05 a. m.
Arrive Jacksonville, 8:40 a. in.
Through Pullman Sleeping Car Service
between Augusta and Jacksonville.
Tri-weekly through Parlor Car Ser
vice between Augusta and Asheville on
trains Nos. 1 and 2; northbound Mon
days, Wednesdays apd Fridays; south
hound, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Satur
Close connections made at Jackson
ville for all points South.
Round trip Winter Tourist Excursion
tickets to Florida points on sale.
GEO. Tt BRYAN,
General Agent, Greenville, S. C.
C. II. Gasque, Agt., Laurens, S. C.
Ernest Williams, G.P.A., Augusta, Ga.
OFfc i Q ? A tl a,,<1 WHISKEY habits
Ul MlMS enrol ?t liomc with
I IWg out pain, liook of y:\r
I I %0 Iwl ticuinrs sent FltKK.
mmHWHS ii. M. WOOLLlvY, m. d.
Atlanta, t*n. Office 101N. Pryor Street.
Side and Back
are still in the height of fashion, and
will also be worn this spring and
summer. We have the latest
styles of fancy Combs from
$1.25 to $7.00
per set of three. Also the newest de
signs in Bracelets, Hat Pins, Cuff
Pins, Fobs and Crosses.
Give Us a Call Before
SEED?that's our busi
ness. Second requisite?
that's up to you?in the
We've got the live
"grow" kind of garden
and flower seeds.
You can take them
away from us without any
resistance on our part for
a very small price.
The Laurens Drug Co.
? LAURENS, S. C.
'Phone 75 Goods Delivered.
and other DRUGS, and nervous
Charges more reasonable than other
like institutions. $2r,.(H) per week pays
for treatment, remedies and board.
Result absolutely the same.
L. G. CORBETT, M. D.
THE CAROLINA SANITARIUM,
Greenville, S. C.
N. B. Dial. a. U. Toi>d.
DIAL <& TODD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank and Todd Office Build
Laurens, S. C.
Our line of Cooking Utensils was never more complete than at the present time, and every purchase from
us means one more satisfied customer, Call and see our great display of Tin-ware, Granite-ware,
Crockery, in fact anything you may need in the kitchen will be found at our store.
OF PATTERN HATS WILL TAKE PLACE
I Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
March 29th, 30th and 31st, 1906.
We have the greatest selection of Pattern Hats we have ever exhibited, and feel safe in stating that those
who see our showing will agree with us in saying the ladies of Laurens have never seen such a
great variety of copies of European productions of millinery art. Miss Fretwell has
spent four weeks in the wholesale millinery market, and begs to say that her
department will be worthy of a visit from all who love the beautiful.
Come and spend a day with us.
Dress Goods Show!
Dress Goods and Millinery are twin departments- a nice hat means a nice dress, and a stylish dress calls
for a stylish hat?so along with our big Millinery show we will have an elegant showing of
the newest in Dress Goods of every description.
In Silks we will Show:
Silk Eolines.50c to $1.00
Silk Crepe Dechenes. .75
Mesaline Silks. .50
Jap Silks.35c to .85
China Silks . .30
Radians Silks, 36 inches, . 1.25
Taffeta Silks, guaranteed, . 87!c, 1.00 to 1.25
Wool Dress Goods:
Printed Silk Eolines .50 cents
Printed Silk Mulls .25 cents
Eyelet Embroidered Mulls. 35 cents
Printed Dotted Swiss.15 cents
Genuine Printed Organdie (looks like 25
cent goods). 10 cents
Beautiful Floral Lawns 05 cents
Figured Scotch Lawns. 03i cents
Fine Floral .Figured Lawns, 05 cents and 03! cents
Silk Warp Henrietta .
Chiffon Mohair, 36 inches,
Checked Mohairs, 36 inches,
Vigoro Suitings, 36 inches, ...
French Monreith .
French Serges .
Fine Etamines, 38 inches,
50c and ,75
Novelty White Goods.
Lingeree Waistings '. 10c,
36-inch Irish Linen finish Suiting ,
36-inch 20-cent White Madras ........
India Linons.5c, 8c, 10c, 15c,
45-inch Wash Organdie ......
45-inch French Lawn
36-inch Pure Linen Lawn .
Shirt Waist Linen.
90-inch all Linen Sheeting.
Pure Silk Mull, 50c quality,.
20c and 25c
. 15c to 50c
, 15c to 50c
85c to 50c
. Wtc to 35c
, . $1.00
A Great Lace Sale!
AH the new patterns in Mecklin, Matese, Baby Irish, Round,
Square and Diamond Mesch Vals. Also, a great line of All=over
Laces and Embroideries for Waists and Yokes and Sleeves.
We want the ladies to feel at home with us, and use us in any way we can serve
them. When shopping feel that ours is your store.
O. B. SIMMONS CO
Lauren's Biggest Dry Goods Store.