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A LAURENS VISITOR
TELLS OF CHARLOTTE
Hoard Address of President Tuft IIlid
WHS Pleased Charlotte Queen
( it) of North Carolina?
Several Laurena people attendod
the Mecklenburg colebratlon In Char
lotte last week. One of them, upon
returning to tho city, being asked
abpul the visit said:
'? Come, and WUtCll Charlotte grow'
?this was the message thai came to
mo from my friend, to width was
added: 'The especial occasion I wish
you to enjoy is our annual COlobratloil
of the Mecklenburg Declaration of
Independence and tho visit of Pres
ident Taft, on the ?.'nth.'
"To this kindly invitation you may
bo sure I responded and in due time
was speeding 'over (he hills and far
away,' hound for tho queen city of
our twill sister stale. North Carolina.
And right well does this busy, bus
tling city deserve the title of 'queen';
with her broad streets, shaded every
where by grand oaks and elms, which,
meeting overhead, makes an arch
ing canopy of green, under which it
WOS 0 delight to walk; the grassy,
shady lawns of many lovely homes;
tho splendid business houses, among
them a twelve story 'sky-scraper';
grand electric cars dashing along
among fine horsos and automobiles
in quantity and variety; then last
and best of all the progressive, hos
pitablo Citizens, makes Charlotte a
really Ideal city.
"The I9tll was governor's day and
i ho coildil ions perfect ;
" 'That nameless splendor every
Thai v. IUI exhilaration In the air.
Which makes the passers In the city
Congratulate each other as they moot.' I
"With an outpouring of homo
people and tin tupourlng of thousands
of labors the day I? gait auspicious
ly; alas! though, lor human calcula
tions), th? raill came. 'It would
take,' said a newspaper man, 'a cy
clone to slop it Charlotte celehralion
as gi???at as our Mecklenburg, which
is now an established event.' Tin?
speeches wore made, the cavalry, ar
tillery ami infantry 6f th? regular!
army as well as tho enthusiastic I
sigit seers stuck manfully lb thotr
job, as If unaware of tho weather,
"Wo saw 'Charlotte grow' oh the
mo uihg of the eventful IndepoUd
<. and President'? day: the visit
or-; were estimated til 3fi,000?every
where crowds good unturediy trudg
lb . along in tho rain. Fri ill a win
dO his! opposite the residence of
Mrs. Stonewall Jackson. I saw (he
lot . procession pass. In a carriage
ilri ? a by four lino black horses
President Tafl was riding: as it came
in froill of the home of the widow
.ii (hu grand Confederate leader, so
long dead) the president rose in the
? .. l?ge and stood, with bead bared,
as it it were tho home of a queen.
?? \ little Inter I stood in the splen
did Selwyii hotel, and after the recep
tion was over saw the Confederate I
Vot< raus form in lino around the car- 1
ring? with the (lue black horsos; they,
w-'.e (ho president's especial escort
and guard to the grand stand where
he Ivh'fi to speak. Aged and gray,
many of I
latins y.t (hey lib 1*0 thelnsfdves
if! on .?I
hags. (Charlojte is bailed, l be
" The scene was unique! A repub
lican pI'OS bleu I guarded by veterans
of the civil war and the widow of
tit'ii. JackSoh tho guest of honor
along with the president in the pro
cession. And over all. the clove bl
peace, bearing the olive branch,
hr?pdod tenderly with white wings
aud the angola looked down from
above and mulled.'
"Tho trade review was magnificent,
reminding one of tho splendor of
Ml I'dl Cras in New Orleans. In one
float was a persimmon tree on the
limb of which was several 'possums
rod." in shite; at the fool of the Ir?O
were hound dogs vigorously barking
ah ! the iibigiiitoils 'small boy' sick
ing Muni on as IhCj treed the 'pbs
I heard the president's nddrc h in
the aft uT.no,i in (ho auditorium and
wus pleased with his very unpreten
tious dress and address; he seems
one of the people and not spoiled,
but very delighted and happy over (be
many attentions shown him. lie be
lieves, he said. 'In two opposing par
ties in polities, with a fighting nu
cleus in every state in the union, to
make the party In power do business
propei ly." He also said: 'I will
appoint to ofllCO tho moil in every
community who are best known for
character and ability, Irespectlve of
party. 'Worth makes the man. the
[ want of it the fellow.* '
j "From a leading Charlotte paper I
quote: 'Carolina people, who think
they know a true man from a mas
tpierador, when they look into his
eyes, titter a I dig licquu i ill a nco with
his life story, have made op their
minds that they like Win. II. Taft
thoroughly. What he said to them
was manly ami attractive; it was an
hour tilled with the spirit of genuine
good-fellowship and uplifting patriot
ism; tie- audience believed in the
speaker and he in the audience."
?''You are OUI' harinonizor' God
bless you,' Mis. JackSOU said when
presented to Mr, Toft. 'And over
all the white wings 01 peace brooded
tenderly.' May we never know of
civil strife again."
FAMILY Hh'-IMON \ T It A HC X.
Mr. Tulh I". Pahh lintertnhis Ml Iiis
brothers and Sisters.
RabtlU, May 2 Ith. Since the recent
showers the crops are growing well,
and general green Isn't losing any
Mrs. Maggie AbcrCI'omblc spent the
week-end with her mother. Mrs. Wil
liams near Me Dan lei's mill.
Mr. Willie Cheek and wife \isitod
Messrs. (I. W. and T. I\ llnbb last
Mr. and Mis. 1. Mal.on spoilt Sat -
ur?lay night and Sund ty with her sis
ter Mrs, Dob Chapman.
Mr. Homer Nash of Mernn spent
Sunday with Messrs. Sloan and Nes
Miss Kdua Owens speni Ihe week- i
end with her sister Ml'S. Claude Was- '
Mrs. William Vance and mother
of Augusta cross road visited Mr.
ami Mrs. /.eh Vance Saturday High I
At Mrs. T. I\ Habb's home last
Monday, in- celebrated Ida birthday j
by having all ids brothers and sisters,!
Mr. W. D. Owens and mother to take j
dinner With him. It was one id' the ,
most pleasant events of this season.
At I2:?10 they were Invited into the
dining room where the, Set'Ved tur
key, and dressing, boiled linin. pies,
pickles, raisins, oranges, and for des
ert, cakes and peaches.
This was the lirst time in several I
years they had all been together at
once, ami remarkable to say. nil that
family are still living and enjoying!
good health, I
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
I.. It. Bnbb. Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Ilabb.
Mr. and Mrs. II. I.. Ilabb. Mr. .-.lid Mrs.
W. c. Ilabb, Mr. and Mrs. S. it. Cray.
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Itopef, Mr. W. 1).
Owens and mother. Mr 'f. I\ I'.abb [
received several nice presents.
His Vrill \ uipnt.il. il.
Mr. v.'. I.. Muchray, a well known !
citizen and an ex-Conft'deratc soldier
of the TylersvUle section, hid his right ;
? ? ?
a few day- ago at one of the hospitals
In Hpartanburg, Amputation became
Hnccessary because of blood poison
which developed In his hand some two I
weeks ago from the effect,, p was
thought, of a fish (Inning tie- member.
The operation was successful and Mr. j
Maehray Is reported to be getting
along quite satisfactorily.
The VYemail s Home.
The I.. & M. Paint decorates more
than two million Amdricaa homes.;
Its beautiful finish and lasting fresh- j
11088 distinguishes a residence painted
with it from all others. It's'Metal l
/ine o.dde combined with White Load ,
which makes it wear and cover like |
gold. Every i gallons of the L, & M. j
Taint win Ii mixed with ?'? gallons of;
Lihsccd on at ?'.."> cents per gallon ;
makes 7 gallons ready for H8tt, Act
ual cost nbotit .*i,20 per gallon.
Sold by .1. IL & M. L. Nnslh Laureils:
.1, W. Copcland Co., Climen.
There ai'O lot -? of p op' > in the 1
world Who appear tO havo Ihe brains
of a mule. am they seem lo be able
to do i.; to <at. sioop and kick.
-.-?? . . ?. v .iwdji.*;f^w/SE^.. ;rSuiSrarai?'''
Now is the Time and Sullivans'
Store the Place
Sow Unknown Peas and Cane Scud.
We have a lot ofrSouud Clean Unknown Peas, Marly
Orange and Auibcr Cfiic ftecd, A full stock of Molasses and
Syrup iu '.. gah^NiiJjjal., 5 Jf^l. and ro gal, kegs. Country I
cured smoked 15.icon niul^Shouldcrs. A nice line of Kresll |
Juicy Hams. Headquarters for Fresh Water-gr?und Corn r
Meal. l?irst and second patent t'lour, Corn, Oats and Hay? |
Prices ?s low ns the lowest considering quality. 1
J. H. Sullivan
SCHOOL CLOSING AT HARMONV.
.Miss Alma Wallace Ke-Klectod Touch
Harmony, May 22nd.?This commu
nity was very well represented at the
closing exercises of Jones High school
on the 13th. All report a line time.
The Drewerton school, of which
Prof. J, C .Durdelte is principal, has
closed, and Prof. Purdetle luis gone
home. We are sorry to see him leave
he has been a regular attendant at
ehurch and Sunday school while here
and will he in'ssed, especially, in the
Itible class and choir. I think all
will he glad to welcome him hack at
The closing exercises of the Poplar
Springs High school were held last
Saturday with a debate by four of the
hoys, a lecture by the Rov. K. I.. Ktlg
ley and a line picnic dinner. All
enjoyed the occasion. Miss Alma
Wallace, who has discharged her du
ties as teacher of this school so faith
fully, was unanimously elected for
the next term, and has accepted.
Parents its well as the children have
all fallen in love with Miss Alma, and
the best wishes cd' all go with her to
her home. Her lather, mother and
brothers ami Bisters came to be at
the (losing exercises Saturday.
Miss Molly Walentine has returned
home after a three weeks' visit to
relatives in Gl'OOnville.
Milton Taylor and Miss Pell Duch
anon of Greenwood passed through
this section last Sunday on their way
to Princeton to attend church and
visit relatives and friends.
Mrs. Cleo. Balentlne is on a visit
to her son, W. ('. Palentine. at Oreon
Before you buy a new
Cotton I'lauter, we want to
show you the best one for
you tbvttsc. Because it v ill
save yotpx seed. Time and
labor, that means money to
The Deere &
is the P.cst?there's several
reasons. Let us tell you.
A Big; Sav
ing to you!
Take advantage of it.
\Yc have just installed one
of tlic\ latest and best of
cash K?fester Systems, at
my store, i/.ach purchase
is registered and a little
ticket is printed the amount
of your purchase. Ke ep this
ticket and when you have
aceummilated to the amount
of > fo.oo, I will give \<>u
ine of futher cost. 25c
worth of any goods in my
st?re. Pay cash and get
J. S. Bennett
Laurons, S. C.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will practice in all Slate Courts,
prompt attention given to all business
See Us This Week for
All 50c Soft Silks for Summer Drosses, reduced to
Yard wide Taffeta Silk, $1.00 quality
^| Persian Lawns
Lingerie Lawns and French Nainsooks
lJcst makes in Ginghams, all fast colors
VI1 6c and re Calicoes
10c, 12 'jc, 15c to 25c
20c, 25c and 35c ^
35c, ,|oc and 50c
2oc and 25c
ioc the yard
5c a piece
A great variety of Ladies, Misses a"d Childrens Muslin Underwear at attractive prices.
(y A big lot Linen Laces just received,
y A beautiful line of Yal Laces from
5c, Sc. ioc, 12,'jc and 15c yard
.jc to .}oc per yard
Ask to see the new Dutch Collars, wc have a beautiful assortment and can fit yon.
See our line of Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Waists, we have just received by express, beau
tiful lot Ladies' Tailored Waists, the price while they last is $1.19
Make our store your headquarters while in town.
We will make your visit both pleasant
I O. B. Simmons & Son
OUR MEN'S SHOES
The Shoes for the new
season are ready for
your choosing*, Sir!
Any particularly good
thing in a Shoe that you
may be wanting, you
are right sure to find
Our Men's Shoes come to us from the Makers that best
Lace Button or Blucher Cut, in High or Low Cut Models.
Patent Colt and Kid Skins, Vici, Gun Metal, Calf and other
Good leathers. Conservative styles and the extreme,
$5-00, to $6.00,
We start in with
some splendid Shoe
values at $3.50, 4.00, and
run up to Shoe elegance
and luxury at 6.00.
We don't expect to sell all the Men's Shoes
sold in town, but we expect to sell and do sell the
best Men's Shoes sold in town.
The One Price Shoe Store.
Customers Shoes Shined Free.