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Spring Millinery and Dress Goods Opening
AT O. B. SIMMONS & S(.)N
Thursday, : : : : : April 1st
The public generally are well acquainted with our openings and of the class Hats We show. This season finds our displays larger and better selected than ever
before, and we will make this the most attractive opening we have ever had. The assort
assortment includes all distinctive styles, from the modish small hats to tho
extra large impressive hats.
Each and every department of our big store is overflowing with new spring goods. Owing to judicious buying we know we can supply your wants better than
ever before. On this occasion we will also show new Imported and Domestic materials for spring and summer gowns in Linen, Lingerie. Silks, Wools and Satins.
A variety of new Neckwear, Belts, Combs, Barret k-s and Dress Trimming.
This is a personal invitation to every lady in Laurens and the surrounding country, and we hope that we may have the pleasure of showing you through our im
mense and well selected stock.
O. B. Simmons <!
LAURFNS, SOUTH CAROLINA
The Chamber of Commerce
"Talks" up Enterprise
Stock Sul)?crij?tious tu (Ho Amount
of #110,000 V\;il Launch t!n
At a business meeting <>i the i.au
rens chnmbcr <>; commerce on last
Thursday nigh! the matter of nu
electric railway from this city to
Clinton was made the subject of com.
siderable discussion, which resulted
in sonn; definite action on the part of
the business men concerned.
Three Committees were appointed
to get the movement in shape, and
from the conservative, business like
enthusiasm evidenced that night and
the personel of the committees in
charge of the undertaking, one is
warranted in believing in the early
realization of the plan. As a com
mittee on incorporation Messrs. it.
A. Cooper. VV. it. Kiehey. Sr.. and A.
<". Todd were appointed; committee
on right of way Messrs. M. .1. OwingS,
?]'. Ii. Bailey and S. I). Childress; ways
and means. Messrs. II. K. Alken, VV.
A. Watts. .1. .1. IMuss. N. It. Dial and
O. D, Simmons.
Clinton is nine miles from I.aureus
the road loading through a thickly
.settled country, level and withal un
usually suitable for the construction
of a rail line. At Clinton is the Sea
board railway, with which the pro
pOSed trolley system would put Lau
rena in good connection. The aim
is to construct tie' line so as lo han
dle freight as well as passenger traf
fic and in a measure relieve the con
gestion which (tilllots this city; then
later, the logical extension of the line
will be a beli in Cross Hill, then lo
Waterloo ami back to Laurent*.
The talks made by the business
men Tuesday night were not hot air"
exhibitions; bill sane, conservative,
determined statements of what will
be done. Messrs. W. L .Cray. .1. Ad-!
gor Smyth. U. A. Cooper. W. II. Dial
and II. K. Alken and others pai'tlCl
l?al >d in tin discussion and figured
on the cost. It is understood that
stock subscriptions to the amount of
$60,000 or $60,000 must, and will be
secured, to launch the enterprise.
The most conservative of Laurens
business men do not doubt the success
of this Initial effort. Representa
tives of the business league of Clinton
weie present at the meeting and as
sured the Laurens people of their
hearty co-operation. They were re
quested to appoint similar committees
With the Laurens representatives, to
act jointly in the primary movements.
Dr. Jacobs Approves.
Clinton. S. C, Mar. 20/09.
I MM rons Advert iser.
Laurens. S. C.
Gentlemen: I have noticed with deep
est interest tllO proposition made at
a recent meeting of the business lea
gue of Laurens to move for a trolley
line between Laurens and Clinton.
There is. no doubt that BUCll a line
could be made to pay from (he very
stai t. That il is needed, goes with
out saying. We have a tine railway
between (he two cities and it gives
splendid accommodations, but we
need hourb communication between
the two fillies which no sleam road
could afford to rive, owing to the
coal of moving cars.
Hut ;t is HOI thai feature of the
proposition thai I Call your attention
to The two ( itlos need to see more
of OBCll other Our people do not
I mix enough. Hence. I suggest that I
hallway hot ween Laurens and Clinton
there should he a park of . or two
hundred acres, [nil into good shape
eventually and used as an outing
I place In the afternoons with the at
tractions of beautiful grounds, run.
Hing brooks, with baseball grounds I
ami music, and the beginning of a Zoo, '
with concessions for Ice-cream gar
dona and the like. There the p??plo
I would get together. I nder good 1
management It would be .1 blessing to
i then), but under laid innnngeincul it
would !>e the opposite. By Incorpor
ating tin' same with the right sort of
I managers the result would be all
good and not evil. Of course, such j
a scheino would help the railways to j
pay and give Laurens and Clinton
what both places need--a convenient
But let us have the trolley. The
other matter is a side issue.
Very truly yours,
\v. p. Jacobs.
Chronicle Offers Suggestion.
The Clinton Chronicle of last week
has a suggestion regarding the trol- '
ley line, as follows :
"We have suggested, from time to
time, that a motor service be inaugur- j
ated between Laurens and Clinton, j
by the C. N. & L. railroad, pointing
out the advantages to be derived by i
the two cities, the increased valua- j
lion of property lying along the line, \
and the manifold benefits to be en
joyed by the railroad.
"A movement is on foot, at present,
to build a trolley line. This is com
mendable, but not as practicable as
the hist plan. The physical condi
tion of the country would make the .
building of a railroad an expensive
(let your representatives together
and lay the matter before Col. Childs.
We guarantee a hearing and that he
will "come across" if the proposition
is intelligently handled. The ('. X.
& L. is awake to any scheme thai will
tend to the dcvelopeinent Of proper
ties along its line.
'Hourly service would bring the I
Cities of Laurens and Clinton together
in a social and business way and
would build up the farms between
these points to a degree no! dreamed
of by the average citizen."
Stole Half a Cake.
Entering through n window on the
ground (loot', a burglar stole from the
Drummond home on Monday morning
one half a cake. He was rummag
ing in the bed room of the Misses
Drummond when one of the ladies
awoke ami her call to her sister
frightened the man. so that he ran
down stairs and escaped. Thoro is
no clue to his identity; the only arti
cle missing Is the half cake.
Watts Bridge Contract Let.
The contract for the replacing of
Walls steel bridge over Saluda river,
between Laurens and Creenwood, was
awarded last week by Supervisors
Humbert of Laurens and Btiritetl of
Greenwood, to the Southern Highway
Bridge company of Greenwood. The
contract was also let for the erection
j of Smith's bridge over the Bflllie river.
This was awarded to the Koauoke
Bridge company of Virginia.
House and hot to he Sold,
The trustees of the city schools have
decided t<> sell the house and lot lo
cated on the school premises, in order
to pay for the new desks and seats
purchased last week. The house is
at present occupied by the family of
Mr. .1. M. Clord.V; with IhC bouse is a
'lot of almost one-hnlf acre, and the
upset price is $2,f>00.
People who live in glas:; houses
shouldn't hold hands.
Mr. ft. B. Hell won! to Atlanta Sal
unlay to buy some stock for his farm.
t'liivulr} in Teiiiiesco.
Tin* Cooper trial continues to furn
ish curious commentaries upon 111 ? i i
manners customs and Institutions of'
civil i'/od Tennessee.
On Saturday ii was the sheriff of \
Davidson county Who look the Cen
ter of the stand and proceeded to
make "copy" and astonishment i<n
newspaper readers. Attorney-t5en
eral McCarn had said in the court
room thai Sheriff Bo rum had allow
ed Lho Coopers and Sharp unusual j
privileges not accorded to ordinary I
prisoners. lie made his charge and'
sal down. Later he started to leave
the COUI'I room, where he was "con
fronted by the big sheriff." The
sheriff proceeded to pass the lie in
"I understand. Ceneral. that you say
I have accorded the Coopers ami '
Sharp privileges I do not extend to,
other decent white prisoners. If you
say that you told a falsehood."
There was no mistaking Horum s ,
meaning," says the press dispatch, "he
is Known as one of the gamest men
in the State." Hut fortunately or
unfortunately, he hasn't a corner on
the courage of Tennessee: "McCain,
too. small in statue, has proved his
courage in several instances" McCain
was perfectly cool, and stepping up to
the "big sheriff" advised, "He a little
careful what you say Sam." It was
the psychological moment -with
two distinguished gentlemen about to
come to blows or. maybe, shots. A
friend of McCains stepped forward;
"Remember,, general." he said "the
sheriff is armed." Then "McCains
friends hustled him away." Homi
cide had been avoided for the time
Mr. Horum afterward explained:
"He treated the Coopers as he always
treated "gentlemen who are unfortun
ate enough to be committed to my
custody!" "he had told Sharp he must
not go to Colonel Cooper's room and
that he relied on Sharp as the ox
Bheriff and a gentleman not to do so."
lie could not find it in his tender
heart to ueporate Robin Cooper from ?
his father, for Robin was wounded
and the old father has asked him not
to take his son away from him. So
what was the poor sheriff to d;>? lie
l"t them stay together.
Chivalry, mercy, magnanimity, and
all Hie kindred virtues are rampant
in Tennesse... .\ solid State of un- i
terrified but kindly chlVlllriC gentle- ,
men in Tennessee. Mercy to tln>
poor and Hie afflicted and the arrest
ed, but for one who imputed the hon
or of another the honorable and suffi
cient "gun." Witness the case of '
sheriff Horum, kind but Inexorable i
Realizing that he was commission
ed to keep the pence and to enforce
flio law, he met an attorney who had
(hired to Impugn his honor, met him
With gun in his pocket, called him \
a liar, and proCOOded to wall anything
that the attorney might choose to do
abotll it. Fortunately the attorney's
life was saved by the fact that his
friends "hustled" him away before the
Officer of the law could find an ex
cuse for shooting him. This is re
garded as a very lucky and. unex
pected outcome of the "affair."
Hut da not 1)0 misled by Ibis ex
hibition of bloodthlrstlness on the
part Of the Sheriff Horum, whose hap
py thought for every day Is, "Mine
honor and my life, both grow in one.
Take honor from me and my life la
done" or somebody el.-.e's is. The
sheriff when not crossed, when Ills
BftCrod honor is not at stake. Is one
en the gentlest souls that ever put
daylight through an attorney, Wit
ness bow considerately he treated
those poor prisoners in his Charge,
witness bow ho could not refuse tho
prayer Of that obi gentleman with
?he "crumpled lingers." who COttld
not shoot a pistol to save him but
who nevertheless carried one Just
for the effect of the thing. And then
what is there finer m the history of
chivalric courtesy than Sheriff Hor
ums statement thai he treated ?>x
Shorlff Sharp as "an ex-sheriff and a
gentlemen ?" There is something
inspiring and rejuvenating in this :
Mill (if thing! it makes us think Of
the line old days of King Arthur, when
every man was gentlemen in spite of
his sins: gentlemen, as they say of
the arnty ne u. "by acl of congress." j
We like til.- kind of sheriff that
Sheriff Horum is a gentleman first |
and an olllcor of the law afterwards, i
He is !i! for Tennessee, and for t'.iis!
disgraceful trial The Stale.
Washington. I), C. The light on in
terstate shipments of liquor into ?.! ?>?
States will ho continued with unabat
ed zeal to tin- new congress.
Having secured the adoption of a
C. (). 1). bill, which went through as
a rider to the penal code bill, the
prohibition leaders have been ardently
Stimulated. They will now pursue '
with redoubled eagerness the path
that leads to more radical legislation.
The bill of Representative Langley
of Kentucky will he reint induced.
This is practically the same bill which
was fostered by Reprosentive Little
field of Maine, and which the Amer
ican Anti-Saloon League supported.
It proposes to give to a dry state
the right to prohibit absolutely all
shipments of liquor into its border.
Able constitutional lawyers of the
house question whether this can be
done without an amendment to the
federal constitution making liquor a
special class in IlltCI'StatCS commerce.
The anti-saloon people argue that if
the representatives now making up
the congress cannot overcome these
conscientious scruples, they will elect
new representatives who will pass
this legislation and lease it to the
supreme court to declare it unconsti
tutional if it must.
The ailing legislative superintend
ent of the American Anti-Saloon
League, which maintains headquart
ers In Washington, is William II.
Anderson. In discussing the plans'
now on foot by the league he said:
"The IlumphrevMiller-Knox amend .
incut to tile penal code, secured in the
post session, while it is a long step:
in advance and strikes at some of the
most glaring evils arising out of the >
qualification of state laws under the
guise of Interstate commerce, by pro
hibiting C. o. I), shipments and do
livery to fictitious conslgness and re
quiring that all packages of liquor
shall he plainly branded so as to show
the nature and amount of contents, is
still not fundamental. Tin- league
does not ask congress to do for the
states what they can do for them
selves, but does hold that congress
ional power over interstate commerce
should be so used as to help the states
in the enforcement of their own police
Me sure you are right then lose your
A ring on the hand is worth two al
The fool and his money nfl soon
A little debutante Is a dangerous
Proposals makes cowards of us all. |
There's, no fool like ;( |>0ld fool.
The longest way round Is the sweet
est way home.
Oho good kiss deserves another.
"I is l?V? that undo s the man como
Kisses speak louder 'Irin Words.
He loves best \\ hos ? love lasts.
A lot of men who think they c;!n
mnnngo the financed of the govern
ment complain about the difficulty of
financing a furnace.
The Wi>/. monument* Bottled. This
rain is ealCUlnlCd to BCttlO anything.
- (!dlumbu j lit tiger.
When you buy a ton of our Stover, you ?;ct
500 lbs of first-claSS Fodder; MOO lbs of Shucks;
1200 lbs Stalk, Pulp and Tassel. All nicely cared,
shredded and baled.
$10.00 per ton, in ton lots.
$12.00 per ton delivered within 5 miles.
Phone No. 44
Laurens, S. C.
George & Cain Bros.
"My Young Sister"
writes Mrs. Mary Hudson, of Eastman, Miss., "toolc
my advice, which was, to take Cardui. She was
staying with me and was in terrible misery, but Car
dui helped her at once.
It Will Help You
"Last spring," Mrs. Hudson continues, "T was
in a rack of pain. The doctor did no good, so J. began
to trke Cardui. The first dose helped me. Now I
am in better health than in three years."
livery girl and woman needs Cardui, to euro
Irregularity, falling feelings, headache, backache and
similar female troubles. Cardui is safe, reliable,
scientific. Try Cardui.
AT ALL DRUG STORES
Tho Life of fir*. C. F. Oreen of Boston Saved by
P.i*ad what Mm. Green says I wish to write you to let
you know that4 Bloodine' has saved my lifo and cured me
from a long standing female weakness, from whi> h the leading
Boston physh lani said f could never recover. I find for
womb affei lions, periodical sufferings and the general lassitudo
resulting, will quickly disappear aft'*r a few doses of * Blood*
inc.' It has really done motu for me than I could express In a
letter and I can recommend it to a'l women Suffering from
female diseases, Bloodine costs but 60c a bottle. Bloodino
Ointmenl cures itching and Bleeding Piles; 00c a box. Sold
on a positive guarantee by
DR. B. I: POSEY
Laurens, S. C.
Th.* Irisio of the house Ih not tho
ll'UO incii. ur 6f the home.
OwhCl'flhIp 6f money In vastly diff
e .mi from ownership by money.
A In' 01 Ml 'ii are always demanding
license ::. the name rji liberty.
The chun !i thai WlllS Ih :1k* church
that goes in tend Of sending.
Winter 1 always short to tho man
who Is petting off his work until
Money may purcluu o pleasure, but
it can not purchase hllpplticsH all tho
By the time a man hits learned OtiO
? woman thoroughly bis memory failti
iv ;,a;.; thorn would be |e*#) talk
of equal rights if (lib w.o. ::. wer.*
more equally endttred,
There is sothCthing lost from a
boy's life if be never n'.lowed the eo;u
I pnnlonship of a dog,