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Is the one question of absorbing interest in the minds
Answers it! Whatever is right in the eyes of exacting fashion is here. N
ultra-fashionable world is here-and in marvelous variety-affording a ra
taste. We deem these stocks as near perfect as it is possible to make thei
brought them to our spacious and well-lighted departmeats that you In
Eastern houses. :Nor do the benefit end here-there is a decided price adv
sold for, but as LOW AS WE CAN POSSIBLY AFFORD TO SELL IT.
The Newest in Dress G
Mach could be said regarding these new Weaves and Colorings, but:
impossible to describe the many beautiful Fabrics in the limited space of
Orange, Mandarin, Parsifal Blue and Emerald Greens are attracting a grel
tiful Cloths. The following attractive lines with their attractive prices sh
Drap Loraine's in Suit Cuts, only ............ - - - - ....... --8100 to $10.0
Crepe deLuser's, from...... .................... 10.00 to 18.0
Nub Cheviots, from............. .................6.50 to 15.0
Imported Novelty Suit Patterns, exclusive design...... ..1. 0.00 to 20.0
Scotch Mixtures, from . -............... ...........4. to $1.50
Mohairs, in all Qualities and Colors. .
Melrose in Black and Colors.............. - --------. .......50e. to s1.0
Prinellers in all shades, worth $1, price ............----.--......... .---- 90
Mabnish Suitings, from ..--...-...................- - 48c. to 7.9
Broadoloths at-.....-- ---- ....................75c, 80c. $1.19, $1.50, $2.0(
French\F'lannels at ---------- - -............ -................45c., worth 50<
Cravinets, Melton, Kerseys, etc.
O7QMEN'S READY-TO-WEAR C
A showing of t'he beautiful new Apparel which fashion's most critic
for seldom have garments expressed so much style, so much grace and so i
are embodied in these garments. They constitute the most superb stock <
privilege to see. It may not be your intention to buy at present, neverthi
the wardrobe of the faultlessly dressed woman this fall. Our popular-pric
Over 300 beautiful Suits for Ladies, every one up to
OUR CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.-We remembered the little fol
and prettiest things. Cloaks from S1 to S10. Capes from 25e to $10.
On Our Millinery' Department.
Day by day our stock of Fall Millinery is growing stronger and morE
fascinating and in a few days will be more beautiful and coinprehensivt
than any ever shown in Sumter. Tailor Hats from Gage and other high
elass makers; Dress Hats from Burby & Webb, 5th Ave., N. Y.; Sullivan
Drew, Jas. G. Johnson, etc., and many French Patterns will be shown.
making as a whole a charming array. Miss Louise B. Edwards of Newi
York, assisted by half a dozen able assistants, is working hard to pleasE
Kid Glove Special.
We have just received a large shipment of the Famous Empress Glove!
in all sizes and colors. The Empress sells the world over at $1 a 0f
pair and are guaranteed. The price at the Minor store is ....
The New Laces and Trimmings
Are attracting lovers of the bea:utiful and exclusive prices appeal to thosi
who would have the best at economical figures. We went into the nearesi
and most remote markets in exhaustive research for every worthy novelty
-and our showing is a splendid testimonial of our success. As nowhere
else you will see .here Laces of Guipure, Venise, Alencon, Irish Crochet
Chantilly, Oriental, etc., black, white, Arabe and butter shades, in Bands
Galloons, Insertions, Edges and Allovers. Also Dress Trimmings and Gar
nitures in Jets, Spangles, Silver, Gold, Silk, Mohair, Persian and Appliqu
in Bands, Edges and Galloons ind all at popular prices. -
In both our stores, 14 and 16 South Main street are full to overflowing witl
the choicest things for Fall and Winter wear.
THlE MINOR STORE,
Are not the ONLY THING we sell, -but we
have thaONLY THING in the Corset line.
J Made by Kalamazoo Corset Co.
AMERICAJI BEAUTY STYLE 93 Also Sole Makers of
Kalamazoo Corset Co. Sole Makers Ameican Beauty and F. C. Corsets
$1.00. 50 Cents.
We are the sole agents for
F. C. Corsets.
- Every one guaranteed to
wear four months. and if, after
a you wear it four months, you
are not satisfied. come and get
- 4 youfr money back.
N oT E .-In order to give4
every lady a chance to get one
of these Corsets, we will sell
to any one bringing this ad-i
vertisement one of the
$1 Corsets for ... 75c. 4
500 Corset for .. . 38c. 4
/~ lL:25c Corset for ... 19C.1
snessoThis is your chance, ladies.4
~es. They are all new goods, just4
3.. .a ~eutr nd F. C. Corsets come from the factory this4
50 Cents. week.
This is the first and only chance you will have to
get these high grade goods at this price. We have
about ten different styles.
Yours for bargains,
s. I. TILL, Manager.
E VI BLOCK.
O W EAk
of women these Autumn days-and how satisfactorily
rhatever is true to the styles most in vogue, and greatest in favor with the
age of price and choice broad enough to meet the desire of every purse and
a. From every fountain head we have gathered the choicest materials and
%ty have advantages of selecting not inferior to those presented by the great
antage, for our plan is not to mark an article as high as it could probably be
2Ods, The Latest Weaves in Latest Colors.
rou know that they are here, and we invite you to come and see them. It is
a newspaper announcement. The new Leather Browns, Onion Skin, Burnt
Lt deal of attention, and we are showing these favorite shades in many beau
ould interest you. Many are special:
DT~rVDrap deAlma, Melrose, Poplins, Repps,
BLACK GO D Silk and Wool Crepes, Abatross,
X ~ French Serges,Cheviot Serges Sponged
) and Shrunk, Bouclay Cheviots, Silk finished and Silk Warp Henrietta,
I Granites, Mohairs, Ladies' Cloth, etc.
LKIVSS Chiffon Taffetas, Liberty Chiffon Taffetas, Peau deSoie,
1L1X.. Crepe de Chines, Checks and Stripes for Shirt Waist Suits.
Lining Taffetas, all colors, at 35c.
PRES DE SOI-all colors, 36 inches at 50e.
?'NLV .INING. Sold in Sumter by the Minor Store only.
1 pM T Captivating Creations, Dainty, Exclusive.
'I4XiR lLi T.J Nothing Prettier, Nothing Dressier.
%, followers will wear this season. We take much pride in presenting them,
uch material worth. The best thoughts of the world's cleverest designers
f Women's Outer Attire it has ever been our pleasure to present and your
less we want you to visit the department and see just what is to comprise
e methods are even more pronounced than formerly.
the minute, from...................$5 to $25.
ks and have a department specially for them, stocked with all the newest
The Minor Store, A City in Itself.
Set the pace in these United States. The MINOR STORE sells them and
guarantees every pair.
A WORD ABOUT CORSETS.
The president of the Dressmakers* Protective Association frankly said
at a recent meeting, "A woman may be dressed with the severest simplic
ity, with the slightest expense, and yet be stylishly gowned if she wears
the correct corset." It is interesting to note that the correct corset used to
demonstrate the new styles at this same meeting was the
0. B. a la Spirite.
The highest type of the American Zorset Makers' Art. The C. B. a Spirite
Corsets are made in a large range of styles, adapted to the varied require
ments of different figures, and affording the opportuniry for satisfying in
dividual taste. The new straight front has won unqualified approval and
gts to advantage both those of slender build and those inclined toward em
bonnoint. It adds rounded corrtour to the former, reduces the proportions
of te latter, and with any figure gives the advantages of beauty and hy
gienic arrangement by lengthening the waist line in front and establishing
a correct poise of body.
We sell C. B. a la Corsets, and guarantee them.
Price $i and up.
~'uter ~.~*for the whole
S.R. VENNING, Jeweler
Dealer in ,
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, EYE CLASSES AND
ALL KINDS OF FANCY NOVELTIES.
EN maea specialty of WDDING and HOLIDAY PRES
I Silverware, Hand-Fainted China, Glassware
and numerous other articles snitable for Gifts of all kind.
CCME AND SEE THEM.
AlWtch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and
MU U~ VP U~ki~ MANNIN . S. 0.
:L B. DuR ANT, "Tc.
Being in close touch with the very best markets, I am better prepared to
handle the trade than ever before, and I therefore invite an inspecti6n of my
stock. Remember I am opposite the Court House. Come to see me when you
IHouse Furnishing Goods,
I Leather, Belting, Etc.
IMy Store is headquarters for Guns, Pistols, Powder, Shot, She'Ils and the
very latest in Sporting Goods.
I also handle large quantities of other Paints and Oils, and Window Glass
For Engrine and Mill Supplies there is no better place to buy.
Come and examine my large line of Cooking and Heating Stoves. Every
Stove bought from me is warranted.
:L. BDuR A NT,
SUMTER~, s. 0.
Sells itself-none better.
Ten thousand tons now offered for sale.
1%Titrate off Soda,
M~ruriate of' Potash,
HA RBY & CO., "Sumter
Bu WILL N. HABBEN,
Anthoz of 'Abner Daniel." "The Iand of
the-Chaning Sun," "Th.North
Walk Musterg," Etc.
CopyigMf 1903, by Ear per & Brother
3 sceterlike hiis'l~rt," he admitted.
"I wns always afeard o' the influence
o' that triflin' set o' boys he was runnin'
with, but today Bill Bogle-the wust
of the lot-drawed up a chair in front
o' the door whar Sandford used to set
an' whittle an' started to take a seat,
but, bless you, Bob called 'im to taw
told 'im be wasn't a-goin' t- have his
friends settin' round tt at o' the
store that a-way-said L?idn't look
businesslike, an' he was goin' to start
right an' sorter hew to the line. Then,
ag'in, one o' the clerks that Sandford
used to let do purty much as he liked
was startin' to light/a cigar behind the
show case, an' Bob fanked 'imn up too.
Cayn't have no smokin' in the house,
JIm,' he said politely. 'We sell fire
cenkers- an' gunpowder, an' have -to be
csseful. Besides, it don't look right
de~n' business hours, an' et we ras-to
idesh fire an' burn out we'd want to
collect our insurance withoutubein'ac
cused o' carelessness. "
"Yes," Hillyer said, hle amused glaice
on-the face of his wife, "I believe-Bobrs
goin' to do all right. My daddy used
to think I was dead lazy bec&se I
difi't like to chop sprouts In the mid
die o' August as well as I did to play
baDf twice as hard, but-the-sproutsWas
hts fun an' the ball game mine. This
heie's Bob's fun, an' the only:'way to
amount to a hill o' beans is to enjoy
whatyo're at Youthink yo're a model
business man, Hanks, but thar's as
much fun at the job you have as
playin' poker with a full hand. You'd
go to sleep sellin' supplies on time fer
anybody but yoreself, but yo're wide
awake as it is. The truth is, you never
tried to find out-whar Bob's-talent lay'
Hanks drew himself up. He had not
smiled during his visit, and he rarely
made concessions. He did both now
"Well, I've come over to tell yow-that
I'm goin' to take up that note,"~he said.
"What note is that?"
"Why, the one Bob give you. I rec
kon I'm able to stand' the-the resk-as
well as you are."
"Well," and Hillyer smiled again-at
his wife, "I think you've got a lot o'
gall to come tell me a thing like that
Wben did I ever ask you to give up a
good loan to me?"
"I think so myself," joined in Mrs.
Hllyer, who had caught her husband's
drift. "Why, Mr. Hllyer was jest say
in' tother day that it was mighty nigh
impossible to put money out whar it
ud be safe an' draw any sort o' Inter
est, an' Bob's got a good -payin' cash
Hanks.shrugged his shoniders. His
mall smile had vanished; he looked
"I reckon PU have -to give Bobtthe
money, then, an' tell 'Ima to pay it off.
I don't want 'ima to be-oWin' anybody?
"Oh, that's entirely a difemnt mat
ter," smiled the merchant "But you
kin bet I ain't a-goin' to twnder any
note 'without knowin' how it would
suit my customer."
"An' that's nothin' morlarr" -sai
Mrs. Hfllyer as Hanks rose'a dstart
ed to leave.
-The next morning at the- Mwi'louM
Hanks seemed somewhat pmrocenped
Presently in a lull In businmes nd con
versation he turned to Hiflver. "I-!
mentioned that note to Bob thistnorn
In' at breakfast, an' what.your reckor
he said? Huh!"
"How do I know?" replied'ethe mer
Hamks-Opened thendoor of-the stove
a cigar in his hand, and began to look
for a coal of fire. "It sorter finstered
'i, but lie finally. said that he believed
he'd rather not take my offer; that he
wanted to sorter work out his own sal
vation. What do, you think o' tha-"
Hllyer shook his head, a pleased -e1
presson on his face. He made no re
ply, but Kenner spoke up. "The bol
don't intend to ax you no odds, Ihlb,'
he said, "an' I glory in hiswspunk."
[To BE CONTINUJED.J
Good For Children.
The pleasant to take and harmles
One Minute Cough Cura gives instan
relief in all cases of Cough, Cr-oup and
LaGrippe because! it does not pass ima
mediately into the stomach, but tal'e
effect right at the seat of the trouble
It draws out the inflamation, heals anc
soothes and cures permanently by en
abling the lungs to contribute pu-re life
giving and life-sustaining oxygen t<
the blood and tissues. Sold by The R
B. Loryea Drug Store.
Th~e Wisdom of Babers.
A lady and her little daughter -wert
walking through Grosvenor sqpar
when they came to a portionp of th<
road strewn with straw. "What's tha'
for, ma?" said the child, to which th4
mother replied, "The lady wh p lives ii
that house, my dear, has ha d a littl4
baby girl sent to her." The cibild walk
ed along for a few yards :rnd then
turning and nodding at thie straw
said, "Awfully w'ell packed, ma?'"-St
Cause of ILockjaw.
Lockjaw, or tetanus. is caused by
bacillus or germ which exists p~lentl
fully in street dirt. It is inactsive s
long as exposed to the ai- but whe
carrjed beneath the skin as in th
wounds caused by percusssion caps o
by rusty nails. and when the air is es
cluded the germ is roused to act. ivit
and produces the most vir-ulera pc iso:
nown. These germs may be destroye
and all danger of lockjaw avoidet l b
applying Chamberlain's Pain B alh
freely as soon as the injury is receiw eC
PainBahn is an antiseptic and can se
cuts, bruises and like injuries to h et
without maturation and in one th-ir
the time required by the usual trea.?1
ment. It is for sale by The R. B. Lc r
yea Drug Store.
Ofesurn He/a Bad.
.hsoeti-When wonu1 you ins~el
Is he best 1ime to o~er a gh'l 3y1%
han2 P ac2 Cas-When she
geong out oft a bus, I shotaddisay.
Titles of'bhonor add not-tomib-ortV
who is an -bonors~to his ttieM~ord.
To Cure a Cough.
The coughs so prevalent these day
usually develop before you re alize who
has happened. Now the bes.t thingt
o is to take the most reli able coug
cure you can get. None 1better tha
Murrays Horehound Mullii.n and Tal
t is made of the purest ingredieul
and can be given to infant s as well
grown people. Above dl1 else 1
C URES. You will find it at all dru
I ists. 25c a bottle-extra large bottl
Conwcicrd 1w Paxvi)o 11. C T. U,
National Motto--For God. Home and Na
State Motto-- Be Strong and of Good Cour
Our Watchword-Agitate, Educate. Organize.
-God helping me. I promise not to buy,
drink, sell or give
Intoxicating liquors while I live:
From bad companions I'll refrain
.And never take God's name in vain.'
A public meeting of our W. C.
T. U. was held at the Methodist
church Sunday evening. The
program wassunusually good,
and we hope that seeds of future,
if not present, fruitfulness were
sown in the hearts of some who
A mother's meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. D. J.
Jones on Friday afternoon.
"Tell me I hate the bowl!
Hate it is a feeble word!
I loath, abhor, my very soul
With strong disgust is stirred
Whene'er I touch or see or smell
That dark beverage of hell!"
About a year ago, there lived
in Columbia a poor widow. She
had only two boys with her. Mrs.
N- was a real lady, she tried
to live rightly and teach her
children to do so. She worked
faithfully and long though many
were here trials sufferings. Her
oldest boy grown. He was deli
cate and always wore a tired
look. The younger boy was the
picturetof health, good-hearted,
but wild and easily led astray.
The mother had much trouble
with him for he was young and
waywards; she generally man
aged him though, and kept him
at work, until one Saturday eve
ning he was brought home drunk
I don't think she ever knew
what it was to do anything with
him after that.
It happened this way, for I
was sitting or- the porch next
door and saw and heard it all.
A man on a bicycle road up to
Mrs. N-'s door and knocked,
she came out. The man asked
instantly and somewhat excited
ly,where her oldest boy was,she
replied that she did not know,
and asked what was the matter,
for she noticed his strange man
ner. "Your youngest son is
drunk," he said, "down drunk.
and I have come to tell you so
you might get him home before
he is locked up. I saw him lying
down by the drug store and came
on to tell yoY." .
The poor woman loo1gd as
though she would faint. She said
nothing for awhile, then she beg
ged the man piteously, to try
and find some way to get her boy
home. She said she-knew he was
mean and unruly, but she had
never known him to drink be
fore. The man went away and
returned after awhile hauling
the boy home in a wagon. This
was a horrid sight to be seen. A
boy in knee pants brought in the
arms of the man who had be
friended ,him ' to his weeping
Oh! what a sin and a shame!
A bo'y in the days of his youth
led astray and from his mother
by strong drink. The shame
and sin is not so much, his as the
people who sold him the drink~
and the people who allow it~ to
be sold. B. C.
Cues Rhenatism and Catarrh-MediciE
Send no money-simply write and try Botanic
Blood Balm at our expense. Botanic Blood
Balm (B. B. B.) kills or destroys the poison it
the blood which causes the awful aches in bac11
and shoulder blades, shifting pains, difliculty in
moving fingers, toes or legs, bone pains, swollen
muscles and joints of rheumatism, or the fou]
breath, hawking, spitting, droppings in throat.
bad hearing. spects" flying before the eyes, all
played out feeling of catarrh. Botanme Blood
Balm has cured hundreds of cases of 30 or 4(
years standing after doctors, hgt springs and
patent medicines had all failed. Most of these
cured patients had teken Blood Balm as a las1
resort. It is especially advised for chronic
deepseated cases. Impossible for any one tc
suffer the agonies or symptoms of rheumatisa
or catarrh while or after taking Blood Balm
It makes the blood pure and rich, thereby giv
ing a healthy blood supply. Cures are perma
net' and not a patching up. Sold a; druw
stores. 31 per large bottle. Sample of Blooc
Balm sent free and prepaid, also special medi
cat by describing your trouble and writing Blooc
Balm Co.. Atlata, Ga. A personal trial 0:
Blood Balm is better than a thousand printec
testimonials, so write at onc. For sale by Th<
R. B. Loryea Drug Store.
Sympathetic or Otherwise.
"Oh, just listen to me," finally ep
claimed Mrs. Chatters self reproach
fully, "annoying you with all this tall
about Mrs. Nezdore'Ssameful treat
ment of me and all my other troublesr
"Not 'at all, my dear," replied th4
man rather ambguulO5y. "I'm glad t<
hear it."-Phifladelphia. Press.
One of Many.
H. A. Tisdale, of Summerton, S. C.
sufered for twenty years with the Piles
Specialists were employed and mana
remedies used but relief and permanen
good was found only in the use of De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. This is on
ly one of the many, many cures tha
have been effected by this wondermu
Iremedy. In buying Witch Hazel Salv<
Iit is only necessary to see that you ge
the genuine De Witt's mad by F. C
DeWitt & Co. in Chicago, and a cure z
~.certain. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salvi
-cures all kinds of piles, cuts, burns
Sbruises, eczema, tetter, ringworm, ski
Sdiseases, etc. Sold by The R. B. Lor
Syea Drug Store.
V Beas the The Kind You Have Always Bough
Au Odd swiming1 C-+-t.
Sir John Pakingtonf, a courtier 0:
1Queen Elizabeth, was a reckless laye
2of wagers. He once bet ?3;000 that hl
would swim the Thames from th
bridge at Westrninster to the bridge a
Greenwich farer than three relays o
young noblemen. Sir John won th
bet. The relays of noblemen, thog
they swam hard, were badly beatI
The queen was present at the race, an
to the losers she gave, by way of a-con
solation prize, a butt of sack.
Hewitt-What is the best business t
which a young man can give his ai
tention? Jewett-as OWn-Hap
One of the mawn things ~ife a
Snot understand is why grown peopi
spend so much time looking at book
that have noe pictures in them.-AtC
Kodol Dyspepsia Cura
Digests what you eat.
cm Nd Furfl Goos
Our business in this department has already been of such
a volume that it hardly appears necessary for us to say any
thing about it,
The Goods Speaking for Themselves,
But while we know that a large percentage of the population
of this and adjoining counties are aware of the excellence of
the values we h.-:e here, there are a few who are not, and
these are the ones whom we wish to reach. Each season we
endeavor to make every branch of our business more attrac
tive, and our Clothing stock probably enjoys a more liberal
share of our attention than any other.
Men's Suits at $5.
Our assortment of these would supply an ordinary cloth
ing store. We have them single and double-breasted. in ay
melton, navy blue and fancy mixed Cassimers.
Men's Suits at $6 to $8.50.
This line would look well in a $10 window. They com
prise all the new weaves, in fancy cassimeres and worsteds.
Men's Suits at $10 to $16.50.
At this price we show you as swell a fine of goods as
you will find in the city.
The Horse' Shoe Brand.
The horse shoe means, good luck, and while- we hope
they will give 'you good luck we know they will give yo.
We control the Jane Hopkins brand and the many moth
ers who have been buying these goods from us will testify to
their wearing qualities. Aunt Jane is willing to stake her
reputation, that a boy can climb more trees, and jump more
fences, in a suit of her manufacture than any other at the
same price. She is hightoned in her ideas, her prices ran
from 2.50 to 5.00,
If you want something cheaper we have-them as low as
75 cents, with a guarantee that they.rip at every jump. Did --j
you ever try our Never Rip Pants for your boy? The onl
risk in buying these is, should he get caught in the limb'of a
tree he will hang there until he is'dut down, and the price is
only 50 cents.
This is not good rain coat weather, but we will have
some later' on, and then you will want one badly. We haven
two numbers in these, that are great values, having closed out
tte lots, principally large sizes.. They were made to sell
five and fifteen dollars. Our price is just half. 2.50 and 7 50
and strictly water proof.
O'DONN E LL &CO ,
They AreNow Here"l
Horses and Muls
direct from the best stock markets, well-broken and guar
anteed. We ask the people wishing to buy horsersfor fain
ily use; draft, style or farm to take a look at ours and e m
think we can convince you that we have what you are look
We have as pretty Farm and -Wagon Mules as have ever
been brought here, which we propose to'sell at live andilet~'
live prices. >
Our'salesroomns have been refilled with the view of en
ticing patronage and this can only be secured by having
what the people want, and their money's worth when they
an tj will not cost you a cenV to look through our stables
Our prices will suit. and everything you buy from us
goes with our guarantee. -
W. P. HAWKINS/ & CO
Our Second Car
HJorses and Mules
Jutreceived, bought in St. Louis, at the
conceded to be the largest horse and mule market in the United sta~tes. If
you want a good seicetion see this bunch before they are picked over.
Several choice Drivers and family broke
Ten smooth young Mules.
South Carolina Rust-.Proof Seed Oats.
the heaviest on the market, 65c. per bushel.
BOOTH LIVE STOCK