Newspaper Page Text
FaiOCKS JUST FOR CHERUBS
Plain Bright Colors Combined With
Black and White Line Checked
Combining black and white ljne
checked material with pinin bright
colors wts carried out very prettily
in a little girl's frock seen In an estab
Iishinent where children's clothes are
it speciity. It was iade in the long
one-piece style, with the shallow decol
late that widens considerable toward
the shoubders, outlined by a little
rolled fold of the cheek. The sides
aunt elbow sleeves were of Belgian
hlue linen. The checked part of the
/ dress extentded ip on this color atud
stolt out s'patnlie frot it, pocketlike.
all shout at it iltle below hip length.
Ilti le sprays of cherries were enbrold
erei on the blue at each side of' the
f'ront to give a ibit of color.
Another smaller girl's dress was
tine of dolt ed muslin. This, too.
lud the long, latring, one-piece, cut
frot the tck. The dress was smot'ck
.e at the side front, but the smocking
was done with tv o colors. instead of
one---a rosi pink and a sky blue. The
sni:tuking w:ts half of the regular hort
zotlal stitch cnd half feather stitch
Little plty aprons are made the
stto' way. fall and gatheredi Into a
shallow neck line, and have the o1d
f:shioned apron strings, which tie
frot the sides at back, and two big
pit'y pockets, into which a child can
gather every thing from pebbles to
POCKETS AND BELTS TO GO
Latest Version of the Straight Frock
Dispenses With These Old
There Is a rumor it Paris that our
new coats are to he Chinese in style,
that is, straight fron the shoulder,
with kimono sleeves and with waist
conts of deliberate gorgeousness. The
coat tuay he black, for instance, with
a hit of blue embroidery all about the
edge, :and the waiseott may he of,
brilliant orange satin embroidered
with black, white, and gold, and belted
with blue and black embroidery. A
('oat of this sort would extend about
to the knees. while the waistcoat stops
short at the hips. The skirt under
neath is straight, narrow, and quite
We have worn the straight frock fors
months, ntud we shah doubtless wear
it for months to come. The pocket has
disappeared frot the littest version
of the straight frock, and now the ru
Ito' is thut the belt is to follow the
pocket into oblivion. There are pos
sibilities in the unhelted frock, which
promise well ; tunics of rich stuffs
over narrow siiple underdresses, ex
quisite emnbroideries and metal clasps,
jewel set amd rare, rich velvets and
rich furs. And, Just as in those far off
days the lidy sat in her tower at her
embroidery frame while her true
knight rode to b attle, so we sit at our
chosen war work, while our khaki and
blue clad heroes march away.--Vogue.
HUSSAR BONNET FOR PALL
Wearing l''m higher, hI's not nec
essaily mteati helii shoi or' itheii sk~irt s
of Mihld. 'They tire als. buuiidinig
fri th e topi 11. Thiei iie liii 14 tiiquet
lhis grown"u ii n ipropiliui'tn't fiii the fall.
no hhilblak hai tter's plush most liit effec
tive'ly coiieii here, "top." them aiii
tnt till in till it tie huti la styli'. 'inii
sole triming of this unqu hat is tih'
teramrt Jlet orna meat. Thei cr'iwnt is ini
two wvings wleh iaddts to the gtunitl
itiss, i il gives it it ir otif istintive
tiess that is not found in most51 bits of
Care of the Hands.
ing arte the ri'nstins for mtore red, un
sightly htandls than atnythlinrg else. CTe
slightest daimpness of the skin in cold
we'athxer wvill mtake thte hatnds chaip and
Hot water shtould not be used more
thian once a (lay at motst for wash
ing~ the hands, andh thent they should be
l'lnsed in cold.
Keep a dish of Indian menl on the
toilet stand with soap, rub the meal
freely on the hnds after soaping them
-for washing. It- will surprise you If
yout have not used it how it will
.nnn nl anonftfrn li .non pro
MAKING A SALE TO ROYALTY
American Machinery Salesman Took
Liberties With -Khedive of Egypt,
but He Got an Order.
An amusing reminiscence of the
present khedive of Egypt is told by E.
Alexander Powell in his book, "The
Last Frontier." Mr. Powell says he
received ,a call from the chairman of
an American firm whose- special lines
of busines was the manufacture of. ag
ricultural and well-drilling machinery.
Mr. Powell a visitor explained that as
he was passing through Egypt he
thought it might be possible to obtain
an audience with the khedive.
"Agriculture and its attendant prob
lems of irrigation and fertilization con
stitute the sole hobby and amusement
of the present khedive, Abbas Hilmi.
He is consequently a ready and liberal
purchaser of all improved types of
agricultural machinery, which he puts
to practical use on his great estates.
The request of my compatriot was duly
transmitted to the grand master of
ceremonies and shortly thereafter a
reply reached me that named the day
and hour when his, highness would re
ceive us at the palace of Rasel-Tin.
"Frock-coated and top-hatted, we
drove to the palace on the day ap
pointed. were received by the officials
of the household, and shown into the
audience room, where Abbas Hilmi
stood awaiting us. After a cordial
greeting, the khedive drew me down
beside him on a small sofa and moction
ed to ny companion to take :a
chair opposite us.
"'It gives me particiar pleasure,'
I began, 'to present Mr. K. to your
highness, as he is an authority on
agricultural machinery, a subject in
which your highness is, I know, much
"'Say, khedive,' said my fellow coun
tryman, suddenly leaning forward and
emphasizing every sentence by wag
ging his finger under Abbas Ililmi's au
gust nose, 'I've got the niftiest
little proposition in well drilling ma
chinery that ever struck this burg, and
if you don't jump at the chance to
get in on the ground floor, then all
I've got to say is that you are throw
ing away the chance of your lifetime.'
"The khedive, being naturally quite
unaccustomed to this form of verbal
assault, and still- mo're unaccustomed
to having anyone waggle a finger un
der his nose, at first drew back haugh
tily. Then the humor of the situa
tion dawned upon him, and, as the
fiver of talk; which is one of the chief
rellances of the trained Amerlcanp
salesman, flowed steadily on, he be
came interested In spite of himself.
'Now and then he interjected a perti
nent question, and ended the audience
by giving the Animerlcan an order for
several. thousand dollars' worth of
'American machinery, which, when I
last heard of It, was giving excellent
satisfaction on the royal foirms."
Pinhole in Water Pipe.
Information recently circulated by
the water department of a small
municipality where meters are used,
shows the importance of discovering
and mending leaks that may occur in
a piping system, Popular Mechanics
Magazine states. Under a pressure
of 40 pounds it is estimated that in
24 hours 170 gallons of water will
t11:1n tie l''rioul at tIhe eam! of this sen
ince. An erilie slightly bigger than
the had'l f a. pin will permit 3,00
gallons to escarpe In a similar length of
timer. Tihurs, ever so slight a hole may
c'auise the wastage of it great volumti
of water if it. fails to receive immle
diate a terathmo. It is easy to test a
pl umin sysitem and a ernin its'con
d1ilon. Tis ray be done0 by cio.-ding
all cocks amfli then reading the meter.
If, after a half hour or more, the me
ter rends the same as origInally, the
pipeCs are free from leaks.
American Gas Masks.
The use of poisonous gases in mod
ernr wairfa re hans become so much the
rule, sine- the practice was introduced
by the German s in April, 1015, that a
gas mask is invariably a part of the
eiiuipmen'ft of the man at thne front.
TIhe Amerleana gas mask is said to
comabimn ihe ibest features of the Ger
rnan andl English, and to be absolutely
proof against gases for a p~erlodl of
ten hourts. Thle breath is dIrawn
through ft lrOultlh tube) passing through
a canister of chemincals which neutral
ize the gases. A clamp prevents the
moian from brreathlinrg through the nose,
so that ail the inhaied air must paiss
through the canister. Some of the
trench mansks are much simpler than
this, notably one of the French types,
which consists simply of a cloth sat
uratedl In chemicals dlrawn over the
hretad, through which the soldier
breathes, either with nose or mouth at
Hard to Please.
A muarriage broker was trying to per
Bsund~e an young man to wecd a certain
"The mother-in-law does not suit
me," said the youth. "She Is crabbed
"That's true," replied the agent,
"but you are not going to marry the
"Yes, but she Is no- longer young
nor pretty, either."
"That's nothing ; If she is not young
or' -pretty you can trust her all the
"But she hasn't much money," con
tinuedl the young man.
"Why talk of money? Are you go
lng .to marry money? You want a
wife, don't you?"
"B~ut. shre is a hnunchnback."
"Well, what of that? Do you expect
har to have no blemishes at allP
We' Have Just Receiv
An Elegant Assortment of
everything for the Ladies'
at prices which will prove a
boon to economical buyers of
COAT SUITS from
$10. to $50.
$10 to $35.
>** ;.Underwear, Hose, Gloves,
Etc., at Attractive Prices.
SHOES, SHOES. '
We have just received a full line, and we
can please you in anything you may
need. Call in when at the Fair next week
and we will be pleased to show you.
Shaw & McCollum Mercantile Co.,
13 South Main Street. Phone 68. SUMTER, S. C.
WHERE TO BUY fRDWARE !
Don't comb the country trying to find a house
that sells "cheap" Hardware. Your purchase
itself will be "cheaper" than the price. Select
a house that charges the value of the- article
and then guarantees the article it sells. A re
liable article can always be guaranteed. A
cheap one n.ever can. And "cheap" Hardware
is both cheap and worthless.
W HER E TO BUY IT-TIIIS IS TUHE PLACE !
While attending the Fair next week we want you to come to our store and see'some of
our Exhibits. We have the most Complete Line of Goods we have ever handled, and
we desire to call your special attention to'our Line of
GASOLINE AND OIL STOVES!'
And practically everything in Small Hardware for the Farm. We know that you will
be interested, and we will gladly help you in any way possible to make a selection of
the thinqs you need.
Plowden Hardware Co.
CLARENDON'S BIG HARDWARE STORE.
-MANNING, S, C.