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During the first ten days of this
Sale we will give away absolute
ly free. Five Handsome Prizes.
A handsome guaranteed Dresser, Mabog
any Rocking- C'iair, Brussell Carpet
rii~ il be given away drin thefirst
-ten days'of this Sale.' You don't have to
buy anything to get a prize. You may get
ons whether you buy or not.
Ask Joe, Bill or Sam!
ary 5th. If you wa
and when we tell
you will realize vi
ten days only, we
5c. to $5.00. NO ]
higher. Any ladie
in the house at $5
Coat Suits, Skirts,
We know Friday, the 5th, will be a bi;
Suits and Coats worth as high as $20, and t:
*sale while it lasts. It means as much to yor
SNext to Postoffice
F IDAY INING
Friday morning we start our Stupend
ous Price 5 Cutting, Price Slashing Re
duction on every piece of merchandise in
our store. This will indeed be an affair
that will reign in the annals of Sumter's
merchandising history. We pride our
selves on one thing, and that is, we have
always sold merchandise in Sumter a
great deal cheaper than anyone else ever
has done, and when we say that for this
sale, we have thrown profits to the wind,
and are going to sell our merchandise
even cheaper than we have been doing.
it is almost unbelievable, we admit.
BUT SEEING IS BELIEVING.
you to come and see us, starting Friday
nt to be thrilled with surprise look at ti
Lyou that everything in our store is pri
hat this sale means to you as a monei
WY morning, February 5th, and contint
will sell any piece of merchandise in c
EIGHER. Any ladies' Coat Suits in thi
~s' Coat in the house at $5. No Higher.
. No higher. Any men's Overcoat in ot
Waists, Dresses, Ladies' Coats, Hosiery, C
Men's Suits, Pants, Boys' Hats and ShoE
5 Cents to $5, Anything in Store
S .NO HIGHER! I
b da herep so w ur1 byou to attend and get your shiare of the bargains.t Reembefr, wearte n
Ias it does to us.
SUM TER, S. C. 'P.
During the first ten days of this
Sale we will give away absolute
ly Free. Five Handsome Prizes.
A handsome guaranteed Dresser, Mahog
any Rocking Chair, Brussell Carpet
Sweeper and a Self-winding Mission Oak
Clock will be given away during the first
ten days of this Sale. You don't have to
buy anything to get a prize. You may get -
one whether you bay or' not.
Ask Joe, Bill or Sam!I
1e price list below
:ed the same way,
ing for the next
ur store at from
Shouse .at $5, no
Any mens' Suits
ir store at $5. No
o sell meni's Suits and Overcoats, ladies'
atural conclusion. You must come to this
[ones 601 and 670.
HIS LUCKY NUMBERI
* By CLARA HAMBURG.
"Somehow," remarked the young
woman, "I don't like the .expression
of your eye, George!"
"What?" demanded the young man,
emerging from a brown study. "What's
the matter with my eyet It's a per
fectly good cye-snd all that-I assure
you! Why, that eye of mine has taken
"Now I'm sure of it!" almost walled
the young woman. "It's the expres
sion you always wear just before you
propose to me! I've seen It sixteen
times, so I ought to know! Don't tell
me you're going to do it again-after
all I've said to you, George! And we'd
settled down so nicely into being just
"We're not such great shakes as
friends," said the young man. "A
friend is a person that It Is-no bother
to have around and yet with whom
you can dispense easily and still eat
three meals a. day In peace of mind.
You don't fit any of that description.
It bothers zine like the deuce just to
look at-you and as for dispensing with
you-this is the fourth time this week
I've been here, Isn't It?"
"I'm sorry I annoy you," said the
young woman, a little stiffly. "I am
sure I have no intention-"
"You have, too!" interrupted the
young man rudely. "It tickles you to
death to watch me suffer! ~ My break
ing heart is better than a $2 matnee
for you! If it was otherwise, then
instead of sitting here with you I'd
be tramping down the steps with the
fatal words ringing in my ears, 'Miss
Jenks has a headache and begs to. be
excused this evening!' ' I guess I
know! You've got Roman blood In
you, Laura Jenks! One of your ances
tors sat in a front arena seat and
turned her thumb down every time in
those good old days!"
"Wel, I never!" gasped the young
woman. "Why in the world did you
call if you were going to be so dis
"Can't I be disagreeable In my own
way?" demanded the young man.
"When I propose to you It must be
extremely disagreeable from your
standpoint, so I should think you'd
like a change of subject matter. Still,
If you'd rather-"
"George Forest!" cried- the young
woman. . "Don't exert yourself to be
obliging! And don't think I am hold
ing my breath waiting for you to re
hearse that same old themel I am
sure I don't want-"
"Then that's all right," said the
young man with relief. "To ease your
mind I'll tell you that nothing was
farther from my thoughts."
The young woman looked at him
with startled eyes, In which amaze
"After All Your Ravings!"
ment was mixed with something else.
'Why, George!" she murmured at last.
"I don't want you to feel that way
a's though you were a bore to me! I
never eculd feel that way about any
thing you did, you 'mow. It has been
just because I did care so much for
you-in a friendly way, of course
that I did not want you to spoil your
life through mistaken sentiment. I
knew that some time you would meet a
girl who would completely wipe me
out of your memory and then you
would thank me for saving you-"
"Thank you, Laura," said the young
man with emotion. "It may all be
true. It must be as you say-some
where there Is a girl who is destined
for me and you can .bet It's she 1
want and no counterfeit!"
"I'm glad you've come to your
senses, I'm sure," snapped the young
woman. "But I must say, after all
your ravings about my being the only
girl you ever could love, you take to
the idea very coolly! It just shows
how much faith one'can put in a man
and his devotion! You can change
!rom one to another with the most
treadful easel I am sure I don't envy
the girl you bestow your affections ona
aext! Rather a second-hand affair, I
should say! Thank heaven, I had
aernse enough to refuse you! Why, it
would have been a calamity If I had
married you, George Forest!"
"I suppose so," admitted the young
man. "But I always hoped you would
Dnly you mustn't think I'm going out
to look for that other girl. There
there isn't any but you, Laura. If I
:an't have you I don't war.t anybody
"O-oyo-h!" stammered the young
woman. "I guess I sort of misunder
stood you! Did you know seventeen
was a lucky number, G-eor'ge? You
rou've asked me sixteer: 1tmecs, you
know!"-Chic-co !5"J N.
Wild and woolly .is Iittle eyes
0mneing defiantly at the judge, whom
he had seen on many previous occa
sions, Bill Blogg stood in the dock.
Ee was quite a local celebrity was
Bill, and was famed for the firmness
he displayed In the "mament" of
the downtrodden scrap of misery who
shared his name and fortunes. 'The
ludge, however, was an unsympathetic
brute from Bill's point of view. "~You
are a disgrace to humanity," he said.
''You are an fncorrigible bilackguard
and a menace to society. You stand
before me, charged with .having half
killed your wife by breaking .a .cihair
aver her head, and-" "It were an
aident, your Wusship," grantet~
surprised Bill. "An accident, .b.
tng cur? Do you dare to Ata.nd Ie
and tell me that you eth1 Atd1ko 0
wife with such force-s -to- bre6. 0
chair over her by accident*f Billin
amazed at the "old bloke's" 1gnoienC.
'Yus," he grunted. "I never meant
break the chair!"
MUMMIES IN SLOW DECAY
Post lateaeting of All Historical
Relics Not Being Given the
I would like to bring to the noties
of those American travelers who may
be. Interested In the preservation of
the mnmies of the Egyptian 'Pbak'
radhs the following facts: To prevent
their entire destruction In , few years
from the conditions under which they
are now kept, Mr. Maspero, the emi.
nent Egyptologist now in charge of'
the Cairo National museum, told me It
would take 150,000 francs .($30,000)
to have them properly protected in air
tight glass and shown under proper
The funds of the museum are
strained to the utmost in conducting
the -collection and preservation of the.
vast fields of antiquities -being ex
plored, and have not been able to'i
properly protect these wonierful re
es of 8,000 and more years of hu-;
Nothing In the line of such Interest-i
can ever be hoped to be found again;
and they should be protected at once
and made as lasting as possible for
the interest of succeeding generatins.
in particular the mummy of Sets
the father of the great 1iaineses I7:
who was buried 3,206 years ago, and-,
whose appearance is as If he had but,
just closed his eyes, should be vrop. -
tected from decay. The mummy of
his long-lived son, "iemc, -who died
at not less than niL-. O ars ofaee
-(Mr Maspero thinkz nearer ninety-'
six), after a reign of 67 years,.Is in
excellent preservation, and, co
Ing his advanced age at the time of
his death, Is ko less -realistli than:,
his father, Sete L
These actual bodies, of these great.
eat men of their day, bring to our
eyes and our realization what they:
actually looked like, and they are so
interesting that they should be per
petuated. The fungus, which comes In
little patches on their bodies,:and
the almost Impossible avoidance of
beetlesi and the effect of'light will
soon, in thirty to fifty years, make
them no longer Interesting.
If a general subscription could be
taken up and-the funds sent to-the
director of the Cairo museumthls an
be averted. To anyone who has felt
the wonderful Interest developed In a
visit to Egypt, I feel sure thisiaplest
will meet with approval, and if each"-,
one would send a check of even:$1
to the order of the director of the Na.
tions museum in Cairo, specIfying
that it Is toward a -fund for .preber
vation of the royal mummies, I think
the sum would be r -
R. Enckley, In New York Times.
Young Hopefuls in Vienn,
The Austrian government has taken,
strong action against a curious revolu
tionary movement among the boys of -
Vienna on the ground thatit Is dan-.
gerous to the state.
For some years a "culture club*
had existed privately among the boysse
but the membership became so large
that the president of the club-apld -
to the government for permission to
put a club for boys'of 16 and overO'
a legal basis.
When the government officiala Q '~
ceived a copy of thle proposed statntes
they had a rude shock. Statute No
1 calmly provided for the abolition of
the home. Members of the club were
enjoined to put-pressure on-theirpa
ents so as to' obtain .flats for them
Other Items -on the .boys' program
were the election of school teachers
and the dismisal1 of unpopular teach
.rs. Suggestions were Invited for up
to-date substitutes for such institu
tions as the home and school.
These and even more startling pro
posals horrifled the. offiials .A con- ~
erence was hurriedly cafled. The
minister of education, who was- on a
holiday, was summoned to Vienna.
The existing club was raided and
closed because further sevidence of
the unblushing-effrontery of the move
ment was found.
The minister of education knew
only too well what the boys meant
by "putting pressure" on their par
ents. Vienna parents are often bul
lied Into acceding to the- wishes ot -
their children' by threats of suicide. -
AlrshIa for" Sea Rescas.
Within a few minutes after- ie -
oelving word that a steamer was in
(lstress off Mystery islanid In Salem
harbor, Massachusetts, W. Starling
Burgess; the airship builder, and Avia
tor Clifford L. Webster speeded from
ldarblehead to the rescue of the men
aboard her in a Burgess-Dunne hydro
aeroplane. This was the first time In
the history of aviation that an air'
ship has gone to succor a ship at sea,.
Under them the Marblehead life-saving
prew rowed out In the fog. Burgess
ftnally circled above the vessel and
round she was a coal carrier, coast
wise outward bound from Beverly to
Norfolk, Va., with Capt. Chase..anid
forty men aboard. "Engine trouble"
was trumpeted from the deck to Bur
gess and Webster. Shortly afterward
the trouble was righted and the
steamer went on her way.
"I am very sorry, inadam;" said
the Berlin servant-maid of whom a
German paper tells. "but I must leave
you next week. You see, I am going
to be married."
"Really, Emma! Who Is the lucky
"He is the policeman on thils best."
"Well, I wish you luck. What Is his
"Oh, I dlon't know that. His num
ber Is 417."
Jr. King's New Life PiiIe
The best in'theworld.
LUmit of Astrology.
All that any astrologer can do Is to
point out fortunate or. unfortunate
periods, and that Is alL .1(or4tance,
ThntemlfeSatua aes, oan
:hart it Is absolutsely' certain 'tliat It
will have a harmful effect-it may
,ring Illness to himself, financial trou
les or have other baneful effects-but -
jo astrologer can defmnitely state whato
twill be, and any prophet who does
o smply guesses atlit. It is the same
way with a benefic planet, which may
bring sudden good fortune, Increase
n health and vitality, 'ada to 'mde
prestige, etc. -
New Ueo for Plsnoe,
A Danish nerve specialist Is secur
ng good results in the treatment of
xonvalesdent patients by placing them
mn top of a piano, which Is then played
upon so that they may be benefited