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The "just as good" as ours are not as cheap as ours
"QUALITY TELLS.?OUR PRICE SELLS."
The "just as cheap" as ours are not as good as our s
We have just finished taking stock and balancing our books for 1905, and we want to thank
our friends and the public generally for their very liberal patronage and for helping us to make
the past year the Biggest of our mercantile Life. In doing this you have helped yourselves as
well as ourselves. Because by your liberal support it enables us to do a much larger business
and to buy in larger quantities, thereby saving money in buying and of course selling cheaper
than we could do if we did not get these advantages.
Bear in mind that Merit in the quality we sell is onr biggest asset. Good advertising does
not make good clothes, good dress goods or good anything. But the name of Davis, Roper & Co.
stands for all that is good in the quality we sell, as we are back of every assertion we make and
stand ready to make good all our claims. Then our long experience in buying enables us to
detect the shoddy from the good. So remember that anybody can make speils in advertising in
the papers, but not every one sells goods that you get your money's worth.?This we guarantee
We have Lots of thing's that will keep you interested until all of our New Spring Stock arrives
A few more Overcoats left. Will come in all right for February and March. Price way down.
Our line of Men's Suits are up-to-date in every respect. Prices $7.50 to $25.00.
Come here for your Shoes and Oxfords. Swell lines arriving every day.
Beautiful Weaves in Neckwear.
A few odds and ends still on hand from the Big Mill End Sale. Come before they are all sold.
A beautiful assortment of White Waistings for Early Spring, prices from 10c to 25 cents.
New Laces and Embroideries, the best line in Laurens. Come and inspect them.
New Lot of A. F. C. Ginghams in beautiful Dress Styles. Price 10 cents.
Our Mr. Davis and Mr. Anderson leave for New York, Saturday, February 17th, and you can rest assured
that we will have the right things at the right prices for Spring and Summer.
Fresh Arrival of Trunks and Suit Cases. Call and See them.
Famous Outfitters for All Mankind.
Newest Things in Spring Neckwear just Arrived
THE PENSION FUND.
liaised From $200,000 to
The General Appropriation Measure as
Passed by the House and Sent
to the Senate.
The House of Representatives has
passed the general appropriation bill
for the various departments and the
measure has been sent to the Senate.
The bill includes the amount appro
priated to the pension department which
is increased from $200,000 to $250,000.
Following are the items carried in the
Special courts, $ 13,550.00
Office of secretary of state, 5,750.00
Office of comptroller general, 10,350.00
Office of state treasurer, 7,810.00
Office of superintendent of ed
Office of adjutant and inspec
tor general, 19,960.00
Office of attorney general, 5,500.00
Office of state librarian, 1,400.00
Pension department, 250,000.00
Railroad commission, 9,130.00
Indexing and codifying acts, 400.00
Keeper of state house and
St\te electrician and engineer, 2,175.00
Judicial department, 77,550.00
State geologist, 3,000,00
Historical commission, 1,300.00
State penitentiary, 6,100.00
Health department, 16,325.00
Tax department, 67,084.28
South Carolina College, 41,919.25
Colored Normal, Industrial,
Agricultural and Mechan
ical College, 6,000.00
South Carolina Military Acad
Winthrop Normal and Indus
trial College, 70,784.50
State Hospital for Insane, 180,177.00
Deaf, Dumb and Blind asy
Catawha Indian, . 1,700.00
Legislative expenses, 45,000.00
Election expenses, 30,000.00
Examining committees, 1,950.00
Public printing, 15,000.00
Completion state house, 20,000.00
Commissioner of immigration, 6,750.00
Columbia waterworks, 2,000.00
Salaries supervisors registra
Expense phosphate commis
Rapairs and improvements of
governor's mansion, 400.00
Fuel for mansion, 860.00
Insurance on mansion, 27.09
For lighting public buildings,
including basement state
State board of medical exam
Secretary of board of examin
Metal cases for office of sec
retary of state, 2,600.00
Metal cases for office of his
torical commission, 1,500.00
South Carolina room Confed
erate museum, Richmond,
Claims passed, 8,000.00
Advance sheets aets of gen
eral assembly, M0.00
Metal cases for the office of
comptroller general, 2,500.00
INTEREST ON PUBLIC DEBT.
On R. B. C. at 4 1-2, $5,
On Blue $-100,000,00 at 4 1-2 18,000.00
On Agricultural college stock,
On $58,539.30 Clemson College
perpetual stock, 3,512.00
Interest like to accrue, 5,000.00
THE ENGLISH PARLIAMENT.
Why Itn IlonHrn Were Unlit Upon the
111 vor Bank.
Wellington once declared that the
most exciting moment of his life Avas
not in any of his great battles, but that
In which ho bad to forbid William IV.
to attend a public banquet in the city
during a time of great national excite
ment. Of the millions of people who
every year see tho English houses of
parliament, how many imagine that
their position was determined by Stra
tegie considerations? No one nowadays
can think of the palace of Westmin
ster In any other position than that
which it occupies. Hut when the old
houses were burned down and the task
of rebuilding faced there was a propo
sition to establish them on or near the
site of St. James' palace. Wellington
resolutely put down his foot on the
The slto suggested, Its advocates
pointed out, would bo better ns regards
centrallty and convenience than any
other. But to the argument of the
duke there could then be no answer.
"With a vast and growing population,
such as yours in Ix>ndon," he said,
"you must never make It possible that
you can be surrounded. You must
build your houses of parliament upon
the river, so that tho means of ingress
and egress are safe and that tho popu
lace cannot exact their demands by
sitting down around you." Sir William
Prasor, In whose memoirs tho story Is
recalled, mentioned it to Napoleon III.
Just beforo the death of tho latter.
"What wisdom!" ho said. "What wis
dom!" And it sot him musing upon tho
different turn which tho history of
France might have taken if in other
ways as great precautions had been
observed in his own case.?St. James'
"Las' night I dreamed I died an'
went tor heaben," said Toot. "Hi, Fe
ter met me at de gate, an' I ax him ef
I could come in. lie nez he hatter
weigh ino 'glnst malt sins fus\ an' wld
dat be git out a big pair ob balunces an'
put me In one pan ftn' a great big bag
In do udder. De bag outweigh me way
yondah, so he sez I can't come In. I
ax him foh ter teh me whut's In dat
bag, an' ho bus' it open fo' me. Well,
suh, It wuz plumb full ob watahmil
Hons an' chickens! An' X sez, sez I,
'Ef yo'U leabo man sins out yere wld
me,* sez I, 'I won't ax ter come In.'
Sez he, 'All right.' But, doggono mah
akin, I wake up 'fo' I could git ter
dem fingst"- Judge.
'Wonderful Mlulatnre Dook.
The smallest bouud book In the groat
collection of miniature books owned by
tbo New York Library society la a cam
paign document Issued In 1K5'^. It
bears not only the distinction of being
the smallest volume lu the groat col
lection referred to, but has been pro
nounced by experts in booklore to be
oue of the tiniest books lu existence.
It contains but fourteen leaves, each
of which Is closely printed ou both
sides In microscopic type. Ench leaf
is one and one-half Inches In length
and seven-eighths of an Inch In width.
The tltlo page bears the following in
scription: "Life and Fubllc Services of
General Pierce. Respectfully Dedicat
ed to General Lewis Cass. Concord
A Cheerful View.
Walter's mamma was very sick with
rheumatism, and he was rubbing her1
arms when she said, "Walter, It Is too
bad that mamma Is such a trouble to
Walter replied cheerfully: "Never
mind, mamma. If yon are only Just
alive we don't core how much you suf
l/ned to Desmine.
Graspit (angrily)?What! More mon
ey? If you keep on you'll bankrupt
me. Then, after I'm dead, you will bo
a beggar. Mrs. Graspit (calmly)?Ob,
well, I'd be a great deal better off than
some poor woman who never had any
experience In that lino.
The Vnmo Fooled Him.
"Are you fond of smelts?"
"Never tasted It."
"Eh! Smelts are llshes."
"Fishes! I thought they were uomo
kind of cheese." Cleveland Plain
it's the WATTliM?
and it means health. A
departure from the old
method of construction
an invention in Sanitary
Plumbing that will pre
serve health and remove
some of the necessities for
The Inclined Seat
is the feature ? and there
is nothing else like it.
If you are interested in
drop in and we'll tell you
about this new bowl ? the
S. S. BOYD,
"You should have hoard Bangs roast
luf? Goodloy lnst night. He used some
pretty hard words."
"Yes, but they didn't seem so hurd to
Bangs last night as they did this morn
"How do you mean?"
"Ho had to eat them this morning."?
I) I ?. .'ii ii i n !?, I ii
Gaston ? I toll you, old man, Miss
Watkyns Is n mighty sensible girl -the
most sensible girl, I think, I over
knew. Alphonse?I think you're right,
my boy. I wouldn't advise you to pro
pose to her.?Somerville Journal.
1 M'ful In One Wny,
"Did Bkrlhbler ever make anything
out of that book he wrote?"
"Nothing except fires In the grate."?
The End of the World
Of troubles that robbed E. H. Wolfe,
of Hear Grove, la., of all usefulness,
came when he began taking Electric
Bitters. "Two years ago Kidney trou
ble caused me great suffering which I
would never have survived had I not
taken Electric Bitters. They also cured
me of General Debility." Sure cure
for all Stomach, Liver and Kidney
complaints, blood diseases, Headache,
Dizziness and Weakness or bodily de
cline. Price 50 cents. Guaranteed by
Eaurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
A Qne?r Kentlvul.
A queer festival la celebrated in Ma
lacca every ten or twelve years. The
opening of the festival is signalized by
u grand procession, in which huge piles
of eatables take a large share. At the
end of the third driy the viands are
burned. On the last occasion the piles
of food were placed In a specially con
structed boat which was towed out to
sea and there consumed by fire, togeth
er with all the contents. A largo sum
of money, amounting to several thou
sands of dollars, was subscribed, large
ly In Singapore, for the proper observ
ance of the festival.
The. I'otnt of View.
"Henry, if I were a young man llko
you and expected to have to make my
own way in the world some day I
should try to make my expenses come
within my income."
"Father, If I were as rich as you are
and bad only one son I'd try to bring
his income up to his expenses."?Chi
In Self Defense
Major Hamm, editor and manager of
the Constitutionalist, Eminence, Ky.,
when he was fiercely attacked, four
years, by Piles, bought a box of Huck
lon's Arnica Salve, of which he says:
"It cured me in ten days arid no trouble
since." Quickest healer of Hums,
Sores, Cuts and Wounds. 25 cents at
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
N. 13. Dial. A. (!. TOOL).
DIAL & TO DD,
Attorneys and Coun
sellors at Law.
Enterprise Bank ami Todd Olllco Build
I. A U U RN s , S . C.
and othev DRUGS, and nervous
Charges more -easonable than other
like institutions. $26.00 per week pays
for treatment, remedies and hoard.
Result absolutely the same.
L. (!. CORBETT, M. 1).
TH,* CAROLINA SANITARIUM,
Greenville, S. C.
IM. CLIFTOS JONl?S
OFFICIO IN SIMMONS BUILDING
Phone: Oflicc No. 8(5; Residence 210.
Simpson, Cooper & Babb,
Attorneys at Law.
Will pcflotleo In all State Courts.
Prompc attention given to nil buslneos
Proved the Best Fertilizer
By a Record of Twenty Years1 Success
You are banking on experience when yon fertilize will? Farmers' Bone. No
other fertilizer is so well balanced in the plant food supplied from sowing time to
harvest. Don't take a substitute. Farmers' Bone has no equal for any kind of
crop. It is the leading fertilizer of the South.
It has been proven by over twenty-one years of successive use that
Fish and Animal nmtter is superior to any other known ammoniate
for growing cotton. Farmers' Bone is the fertilizer
F. S. ROYST5?R GUANO CO?
Columbia, 8. C.
1005 260 TONS
1890 1,600 TONS
1900 -58,455 TONS
Tarboro, N. C.
?Qet it Repaired at|
"You break it
I mend it."
Guns, Pistols, Clocks, Locks, Automobiles, Q
Pictures and Picture Frames made to Order. 0
? A. Ross Blakel
g Next to Express Office Laurens, S. C. ^
Seed Irish Potatoes I
I Burbank's Peerless,
1 Red Bliss,
1 Early Rose.
COME AND GET OUR PRICES ON
Obelisk and Roller King Flour.
We carry a complete line of *
^Our Cut=Price Saie
On Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes and Un
derwear is still going on.
Watts Mills Store,
Laurens, - South Carolina.
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