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wmers no, oniy in u-reenvme, Out over many coun
- ties-this together with the greatest wholesale and
retail trade in the city of Greenville, we have the
most effective weapon with which any buyer can
World over, makers yield their lowest cost and best
bargains, not by sentiment or favor but to buyers
who can.talk Quantity and buy in Quantity.
People marvel at the piles of new goods being re
ceived daily at the Busy Store. "What do they
mean by buying such quantities of goods?" is an ex
pression heard many times a day, but the most fa
vorable comment is from the thousands of well pleas
ed and satisfied customers who say: "How can they
sell 'em so cheap?" The reason is easily explained.
We are the biggest wholesale dealers in this line in
the upper part of Carolina-when we visit the East
ern markets, the mill men know us as large buyers
Our sources of supply are the same as the jobbing
houses from whom the retail merchants buy their
goods-but it is not alone due to the fact that we are
large and close buyers. There comes the difference
betweenthe usual profit N e by retail merc ts,
and the uniform small proft <c charge. We d ,nd
6n the volume of busrrefrturns.
We had rather sell two dgliars and make eten
cents, than to sell one dollar and make ten centsI
The tremendous business done by this house bears
witness to the fact that the trading public appreci
ates our method of conducting business; and we are
gratified to announce to the trading public that we,
THE HOBBS-HENDERSON CO., will at any and
all times meet any competition that may arise-Fire
Sales, Discount Sales, or what-not-as to protect our
friends and customers as well as ourselves.
The Advantage of Trading at
There is a reason for all things that exist. without it, by an inexorable law of nature
cease to exist. The HOBBS-BENDERSON COMPANY exist, and there is abundant reasoi
they should. This reason can be summed up in one sentence, viz: The people of Greenvill
of Greenville County have found that there is Distinct Advantage in trading with them.
Your first impression upon entering their store is the general air of prosperity and
fulness. You feel at once that this is the place they do things. They are successful.
synonym of success now is honesty. You feet intuitively that these people are honest.
like to trade with honest people; you know they treat you fairly.
Their stock is complete as any in the Piedmont section and is so arranged that a few
will carry a buyer from one department to another. In a few minutes one can buy an
outfit from shoes up.
This ought to be called the "Quality" store. It is a truism that real first quality is che
any price within reason, because of wearing service and satisfaction. Experience shows
HOFB-HENDERSON give the very best quality at the very lowest price consistent.
The peosonnel of the clerks is good. You know as soon as you enter that it is a pleasu
them to serve you and this feeling of satisfaction is present throughout the entire transacti
One of the most satisfying things about trading with them is that behind each pur
stands their absolute guarantee that it is as represented. There is no possibility of fra
When you want goods pleasing to your ideas of good taste and adapted to your need
to HOBBS-HENDERSON CO. and you will get them. I do. D. E. McCUEN,
Box No. 38, Greenville, S.
FIGURES THAT PROVE OUR P0
1905 SALES What Does
FEBRUARY $12627.23 it Mean FEB
a HOBBS I
LOOK* FOR THE YELLOw Fl
the price of every article we sell AS LOW AS, if not LOWER
THAN, the same quality of goods can be bo-bhr anvwherc else in
WE ALSO GUARA
the Style, Value and Wear of every article to ly as repiesent
ed either in our store or in our advertisement!
STILL FURTHER GUA FEE
every purchase to be a satisfactory transactio urchaser. We
do not conder the sale conplete until our p: ill satisfied.
13 M _, AFTIER BUY -OU BELIVE
THAT EIWHER THE I ER OR SPI, THEAFB
GUARANTEE HAS BEE. VIOLATED t1 will imme -ate
ly be adjusted upon presentation of the merc and sales-check
at complaint desk, or, if for any reason whats u conclude you
would rather have the cash than the goods, r-- merchandise in
as good condition as when purchased and you willbprompt
aly and cheerfully refunded.
d TESTIMONIALS From Cusi
As we journey through the Piedmont section with a view of ascertaining thi-ir shopping- When we go to
possibilities, we met on the east side of Main street, in Greenville, a shopper :mld decided to' goods shown usare
acopn-- him in his rounds, their prices are kIwi
pas goit g in the direction of South Main endeavoring to make his ready cesh sunply r
He lower priee than ik4
they each pressing need. After failingto do this, he crossed tlhe street and made a similar effort:: / Another great n
they finally reached the store of Hobbs-Henderson 3o. Here h found, no matter how varied his. see a Hobbs-eHend
:hy wants, they could all be supplied, whethor for his wife, childre~n or himiself. Th" elerks were bese ey kbEedep
ever ready to seLk just what he needed; and the prices nint velonisly 3ow for stich high giade ntpbih as d
d wants they culet al be supliediwether f rthie, chidrore aimsf co he colwr eas hykea vrrayt e utwa enee;adtepie eosylwfrsc ihg de not publish false ad!
h goods. His spirits rose when he learned that if any article should prove unsatbifactory he couldi hey us- a large
The return it and thereby escape his wife's bitter scorn. Covered hy such a guaranRes. -naturally- way, you will not fl
eo the goods could only be of the best quality. His joy was con plete on bing resented with K. dersor Cos.
OU book and stamps that would secure a beautiful Ditiner Set without any additional ot Rad their "Gilt
I can substantiate all that the above states; since I have done a great deal of shopping with what I hae just sait
steps the firm (Hobbs-Henderson) and have alvays found them fair and honest in all their dealinigs. to than the one put <
.,tire It is the sentiment of the general public that their "Bargain Sales" come -ip to and really I trade with the
surpass what they are representea. . treatment of custom
p at MRS. J. 0. MEREDITtrea
.that ,43 West Washington St., Grtenville, S. C.
ador Nothing Succeeds Like !
PULARITY AND SHOW -US IN OUR TRUE COLORS,
1906 SALES . hat Does 1907 SALES W
RUARY $21,886.53 it Mean FEBRUARY (26,05 5.7
tse 1908 Sales over 1907T Sales, first quarter, 37 1-2 per cent.
Use 1908 Sales over 1905 Sales, first quarter, 350 per cent.
il Wis5 Vo Save [flouOU O0eeflil1e1i 11110 PjRgg
FIENDER SON COIt
IS THE STORE
no small measure our great succes 1f our enter
prise, all our energies, all our endeavors are toward
this end. Consequently-our Unquestioned Lead
CONFIDENCE-Gained by fair dealings, and
investigation, and comparison by the trading pub
lic-have given this store the prestage-the leader
ship it now commands.
THE GREAT INCREASE in sales each year pro
claims in thunder tones the peoples growing confi
dence in the Busy Store, and we are happy in the
realization of the fact that the great mass of people
confide in its statements and accord it a patronage
unprecedented in Modern Merchandising.
COLD AS MARBLE and hard as a rock would be
the heart which did not cheerfully respond to such
a magnificent demonstration of public confident
The thanks and gratitude of 'this Big Busy Sto -
are expressed, not in the glittering generalities
cold and unfeeling type, but they are offered you
such ways as will do you substantial good, and
you will keep coming our way you will see the ma
terful ianner in whichwe wig redouble our effor,
to please7 ou, and to save y rom the crush ai"
grmnd or e lser iones or he Eip
Priced credit way of roblgng the poor people *
READ EVERY WORD on this page-we'll el
deavor to show you why it is to your interest i 5
a1ways trade here, and how we are fixed to protec
you from high prices, and what an easy matter ant
pleasure it is to always meet "such" competition a
iow exists, and always bear in mind that
iobbs Henderson Co, do not,follovw -
Leaders, but Lead the Followers.
Robbs-Heuaerson Co's to buy something we know with -
of the best quality. When wm. ask the price of their .
'r for the isune goods than otler mercbants ask. Why?'
that thelo have to purchase in large lots and can ther .
,nerchaitvwho buys iii small Jots.
oint in th-eir faror is that they have everything they adv
rson Co." ad winh an article in it you wan, go to their
4tock larget enough on hand to supPly the trade and alt
force of clerks. who a far as I can find out are all gen.
ai fir.ar or more gentlemanly.treatnent in Greunville : h
Edgtb Guarantee (if you have not) and I think you will
I. I don't believ- there is a broader guarantee 'or one t
>ut by the "Hobbs-Henderson Co."
Hobbs -henderson Co. because I consider their quality, p
rs, and their Gilt Edge Guarantee ti be the wat..
ARTHUR D. PUTNAM.
AND FIGURES DONT LIE
biat Does 1908 SALES
North Main St