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A REALISTIC ROMANCE
that m:<;i>s BACK k?st am?
<;< IXTIMI-. Uncle Kill (II ?e? Timely Ad
rise to Hit Newly Married
lii a remote hamlet back east lived
a demure maiden und a bashful man.
who had for some years been living
with but one and the same object be
fore them. I(otIi were hopeless vic
tims of hue microbes," that were
doing the most effectual work under
the direction of Cupid himself. Fi
nally Harry suddenly woke up u,i ?
day and decided that procrastination
?whs the thief of time and bliss, and
he immediately sot about to bring
matters to focus. Very soon there
was a wedding, and ii wastn't much
longer before their Uncle Hill Taylor
of Laurens wrote effusively of what he
termed "grit" and proposed that If
they would locate here, he wot.Id
start thein up In life. Very soon they
began to hid loved ones adieu and
were soon speeding in this direction.
When the train pulled 111. generous
Uncle Hill was at the depot to greet
them and welcome n much elated cou
ple, and after hearty congratulation,
he conducted them straightway to the
I lot "1 Sulllviin. It wns at breakfast
the next morning while partaking of
a tempting menu that was being po
litely served, that t i < v Hill first un
folded his plans to the appreciative
newcomers, obligating himself, first
of all to build and furnish for them a
modern home. "Hut In the meantime"
he said "you will find this hotel a
pleasant and most agreeable place to
live, since- it Is widely known as our
apopintcd and a most zealously
tun aged ItctOl, and a favorite with
he "Knights <.:' the Grip", under the
management ul Mr. C. l\ Sullivan,
who personally looks after the wei
far< of those uiul sr Its roof.
"Conio, said the generous uncle, ris
ing from the breakfast table, the
pleasure Is now mine to Introduce to
you our town, your future home. Then,
too, I want to nrranga to build the
hew house right away. And of course
it is Important that we select a pleas
ant and healthful location, where we
may have agreeable environments
about us." I.'ncl ? Hill was soon astir,
and the young couple woro eager and
beaming with expectancy. ' First we
will go In and confer with Bishop &
W?lfl our well informed and wide
awake real estate dealers here, where
is always listed the best residence
and business properties in town, or in
the country about, who will honestly
represent same." .lust a little later
the trio were courteously received at
the office, and it wasn't long before
Bishop & Wolff hau a check for an
attractive site, on which Uncle Bill
Will at once have i roctod a handsome
"Now I am at s m," said Uncle Bill.
It beats all how houses are built these
days, considering the way they built
their, fifty years ago. Why. the modern
houses of to-day have conveniences
and comfort - thai Olio of my time nev.
er dreamed of. But I know who can
help us out of this dilemma '. saht he.
suddenly remembering .1. i>. Sexton
k Son as nu n of original ideas and
good tast.< in practical architecture
and also as being actively associated
with the building interests here J. D.
Sexton ii Son very soonbart'lhe pirns
ready for a nretC^foUS $5000 resi
dence for 'be brtde. It is a fllliOls
ruiirv of corrlnth'.eu effect. mmol?
rical In appearance and commodious
to ft dog reo in its interior arrange
ment, and is just what the bride had
longed for. The construction of which
wll lat once be begun under his sup
"Good lumbar and good material
no hand in hand with good workman
ship when i: comes to building a good
house." said I'ncle Bill, "for much de
pends upon the quality of the mill
work used in obtaining u finished ef
fect. Now about the lumber, mill
work ami sundry requisites, including
screen-doors and sash, coming under
this heading. I am going to see (Jrny
and Eastorby, our live and best ex
ponent of lumber and building ma
terial here. The yards, sheds and
ware-rooms arc alwayn filled w\lth
rough and dressed lumber ejf all dl.
mensions, and the manifold items in
building material, adequate to meet
the demands of tlte exacting public."
It is needless to say that Gray and
>3asterby did furnish the bill of lum
ber and every Item for the whole Job.
Uncle Hill remarked that he found
these people very prompt and agree
able to do business with.
"Nothing." said I'ncle Hill adds more
to the substantlalnesH of a good build
ing than does a good roof, well put,
whh gooel materials and good work
manship or does anything contribute
so much to the attractiveness of a
modern residence or a classy build
ing any more than artistic cornice
and sheet metal work. And about
these cotnracts,' 'said Uncle Bill, "I
will aec Diver Bros as everybody
knows them to be the best roofers
and sheet metal workers anywhere
in this neck of the woods They have
a strictly modern shop, are themselves
practical men. employing a goodly
force of skilled mechanics and have
a lurge and growing, in fact a business
sufficient in volume to enable them to
buy their materials in car-load lots, j
both in and out of town. Divver Bros,
have the confidence of the trade and
"About the plumbing." remarked
Uncle Bill, "We enn't usi too much
care, for good health and many coin
forts are d< pendant upon sanitary
plumbing and scientific ventilation and
heating; and when coupled with the
use of porcelain bath-tubs, good sinks
and handsome and appropriate fixtures '
to say nothing of the conveniences,
it combh.es a pleasing interior finish
which is most desirable. Now to
[avoid encountering any trouble In af
ter years. I sin going to have S. S.
Boyd execute the plumbing and heat
ing contracts." said Uncle Bill. "Then
we can expect a square deal, for this
is the kind of reputation that S. S.
Boyd has won with a cognizant pub
lic for doing things."
"In my earlier days." remarked
Uncle Bill, "the practical use of elec-|
trlclty was unknown: it did not enter
Into the construction of a building at
all. but it is different today, the con
veniences that It affords are manifold.
Now about the electrical equipment:
for our new house; I am going to see I
J. II. Boyd & Co. Klectricians & plumb
is They will wire the house. Install 1
the fixtures, put on the door-bells and
give us chandlicrs and fixtures ex. I
qulsite in taste and nppropriatness and i
do everything right. I expect Hettic
will want electric curling irons and
fiat-irons too. i H. Boyd A Co. does
everything electrical and i-< equipped
for subserving the h.-st and Interesting
of the people as an electrical engineer
and contractor, and also as dealer inj
el <:. !<? supplies end fixtures In many
unique rod classic designs and ef
"Well, it \< up to ate to furnish your
new residence;" remarked t'nele Bill,
and It shall be furnished in just as
??ood last t Biid as complete as your
pood Judgment and taste will permit
or dictate." " How grand," she ex
claimed, beaming with Joy and ex
pectancy Uncle Bill then l ade the
young couple come with him to R. W.
Willis. Furnitur' Store, our live ex
ponent of furniture, ami well inform
ed house furnishers, where is handled
everything that is smart, useful and
dainty heeded to fit out the cottap?
or mansion on whatever scale desired.
The trio was politely received at the
store, win re after conferring with the
conversant and assldous manager.
Hettie soon selected some exquisite !
furniture for her parlor, and her liv
ing-room and bedrooms, as well as
dining-room and kitohMi furniture;
also tapestries, carpets, rugs, mattings
etc. Her purchases, in fact, included .
all essential requisites. Hence the
progressive R. W. Willis got the order
to fit out the house from top to bot
"Yes. I did promise you a nice
watch and silver service," quoth Un
cle Hill to the bride, as he was etnerg- I
ing from tit? furniture store. Then
he directed them to Fleming Bros.,
where he soon acquitted himself of
the obligation, adding to the above a j
handsome clock and some exquisite
articles ol cut-glass ware. Hettie
seemed to be. In eexstacy at. the thought
of so many usjtUrrT",d*ainty and essen
tial artlclfdrror her new home. "This
jewelry house." remarked Uncle Bill,
as they again entered th*1 street,
"always shows artistic and seanson
able effects, and has the distinction,
with Its wide acquaintanceship, of be
ing a most reliable and well appointed
jewelry establishment. Fleming Bros,
never hold out false lights to make
a sale either, and he will engrave your
monogram on the watch free of
charge, as an expert repairer and en
graver is employed all the time.
Next I want an Ice cream freezer,
a water cooler, some queensfare and
a manifold list of cooking utensils."
continued Hettie. "For these we will
go to Brooks and Jones who carry
haut ens' largest und "liest stock of
builder's and shelf hardware etc. This
is the same firm that sold us the
builders hardware, paints, oils, glass
and hardwood mantles, some weeks
ago" remarked the liberal uncle.
There you can fit out your culinary
department on whatever scale you de
sire. The stock is varied and the
collection of utensils and wares is in
deed cosmopolitan. I know of no bet
ter, more reliable or agreeable house
to patronize. Its customers come
from all points of the compass; ac
cordingly, about everything In these
lines was purchased from Brooks &
Jones, our busiest hardware estab
lishment here, as well as a set of
buggy and wagon harness, some wire
fencing and sporting goods, and last
ly a McCormick hinget- and mower,
which he sent out to the farm. I'll
tell you Brooks Is a fine fellow to
trade with," said Uncle Bill.
"Well, the next question on the
docket," ventured Uncle Bill to Het
tie "is to arrange about supplies for
the larder. It Is the house-wife's se
quel to maintain the good graces of
the men folks. Now for good and
wholesome table groceries and provi
sions and tqothsome table delicacies j
and imported fruits and vegetables ?
of every kind, I'll escort you to Ma
hqffey & Babb, conducting a well ap
pointed and completely stocked fancy
grocery store where there Is always
shown a varied assortment of the most
tempting good things to eat In town,
whose patrons co:ne from every nook
and corner hereabouts, and presum
ably for a rev.sou. Perhaps It is he
ran-" they appreciate the superior
and correct ways that characterize
the business dealings of Mahaffey &
Babb. our wide-awake and well.versed
grocers and purveyors to the lard< r,
where there Is a large and varied
stork from which to Belect .at all
times." said Uncle Bill.
"Well, we've selected the market."
said Uncle BUI. but equally import
ant is the bak?r and grocer, for It Is
considered that bread is the staff of
life and it Is not only a daily need but
a luxury. If you get your bread, cakes
and pastries from J, S. Bennett, the
baker and fancy grocer. The many va
rieties of bread turned out at this
bakery are wholesome, nutricious and
deliciously sweet and eatable, and
when you want cakes or pies or pas
tries that are delicately delicious. J.
S. Bennett can supply your wants
promptly from the grocery and bakery
delivery wagon, products that are
skillfully mixed and baked in a Bcrup
lously clean and hygienic bakery, a
line of eatables that are original in
taste, tlavor and goodness, the secret
of the success of the Bennett bakery.
"Next l want you to recommend a
good market." said Mettle to Uncle
Bill. "One that 1 can depend upon
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IlloodJuc Blood ami Kidltc)
Tablets cure kidney and bladder
diseases by curing the cans".
The Bloodlne Corporation, Bos
Get tlemen: ?
Kindly send me six boxes of
Bloodine Blood and Kidney Tab
lets. They have help, d me more
than any remedy 1 have ever
taken. 1 aii/old. ruptured and
I suffer uir.rh ivHHi kidney and
bladder trouble. I have only a
few doses left of the .sample box
vott sent me, bo kindly send tab
Thomas Taylor. Adams, 111.
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
Buyers Guide and Classified "
Compare Suits made
by me with other suits
you see. Ask your buddy
Harness, Horse Goods
The difference between a
rut and a grave is the length
and the breadth of it. If you
JOHN A. FRANKS
there is no danger of falling
Come In and mm- about the West
liou.se Rugged Tungsten Lnmps und
lot us reduce jour light bill.
W. P. HUDGENS
Tinning. Rooffing and
Plumber and Tinner
Dealer in Plumber's and Tin
Upstairs opposite CiTyT+ail.
P. F. Baxter 6: Son
Marble and Granite Dealers
Georgia, Vermont and Italian
Winsboro Granite kept on yard
all the time at
Newbcrry, S. C.
We wash everything but
the Baby. Put your duds in
my suds. The best combina
tion in Laurens.
Laurens Steam Laundry
Delicacies of the Season
For all the Delicacies of
is the place to go.
Laurens' Up-to-date Grocers
We are the sole bot
tlers for Coca Cola, the
Coca Cola Bottling
Call Culbertson's Pressing
Club for Cleaning, Piessing
and Dyeing. All Alterations
promptly and neatly done.
Membership fee $1.00 per
month. Telephone No. 254.
Advertiser Printing Co.
"The Quality Printshop"
Specialist in Every Class
of Job Work
Paint Kitchen Floors
Don't Scrub Them
Avoid the backache and sore knees caused
by scrubbing bare floors. Painted floors are easy
to keep bright and clean, are attractive and
? ??? 'fel i ? ? v
K ACME QUALITY -
^ FLOOR PAINT
gives a hard, durable, sanitary finish for floors,
steps or any inside surface to be walked on,
easy to keep clean and hard to wear
J&M ma out# You can appty lt yourself.
It dries in a short time. Offered
in appropriate and attractive shades.
NICHOLS & ROPER, Laurens, .S C.
Too Late, Too Late,
to think about taking out a policy
on your house if it is already
burning. Wc take a risk but not
a certainty. If you have taken
time by the forelock, and injured
your property against fire, you
that the company Will pay all
your losses. The race is to the
swift, and you owe it to your
family ^'protect them from all
oubles. Do not be a laggard.
Stocks - Bonds - Insurance
Enterprise Bank Building
Laurens, S. C.
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? The McCord I
? Studio J
J will copy any Photo, en- j
I large any picture and j
I make High Grade Pho- g
? tographs for you at the f
? very lowest prices. No I
I photographer can do J
I more nor offer any !
J more special inducement |
I than the
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? has always done.
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"Best Pictures, Lowest f
Come to see us.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
State of South Carolina?
County of Laurens.
Whereas, petitions signed by n legal
number of free-holders residing in Sul
livans School District So. I, Laurens
County, South Carolina, asking for an
election upon the question of voting
a High School in said school distric
have been illcd with the County
Board of Education, an election la
hereby ordered upon said question,
said election to be held on the 12th
day of May. 1911, at the Princeton
School House, under the mnnagemcn'
of the trustees of said school district
Only such electors as return real
or personal propertly for taxation and
exhibit their tax receipts and regis
tration certificates as required in gen
eral elections shall be allowed to vote
Thoso favoring the High School
shall vote a ballon containing the
words "For High, School-' written or
printed thereon. ,Those against the
High School shall vote a ballott con
taining ihe words "Against High
School" written or printed thereon
Polls shall open at the hour of S
o'clock in the forenoon and shall re
main open until the hour of 4 o'clock
In the afternoon when they shall clorfo
and the ballotts be counted.
The trustees shall report the results
of the election to the County Board
of Education within ten days thereaf
GKO. L, PITTS.
County Board of Education.
Scholarship and Entrance
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships in Winthrop Col
lege and for the admlr.slon of now stu
dents will be held at the County Conrt
j House on Frlday.July 7, at 9 a. m. Ap
plicants must bo not less than fifteen
years of ago. When scholarships aro
vacant after July 7 they will bo award
ed to those making the highest t vor
, nge at this examination, provided they
meet- the conditions governing the
award. Applicants for scholarships
should write to President Johnson ho
foro the examination for scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will o?"?i
September 20. 1911. For furthor Tn
| formation and catalogue, address Proa.
D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, 8. 0.