WHAT TO WEAR?
ls the one question of absorbing interest in the minds of women these Autumn days-and how satisfactorily
THE fllNOR STORE
Answers it! Whatever is right ?n the eyes of exacting fashion is here. Whatever is true to the styles most in voguey
and greatest in favor with the Ultra-Fashionable World is here-and in marvelous variety-affording a range of Price
and Choice broad enough to meet the desire of every Purse and taste. We deem these Stocks as near perfect as it impos?
sible to make them. From every Fountain Head we have gathered the Choicest Materials and brought them to our
Spacious and Well-Lighted Departments, that you may have advantages of selecting not inferior to those presented by
the Great Eastern Houses. Nor do the benefits end here-there is a decided Price advantage, for our plan is not to mark
an article as high as it could probably be sold for, but as Low as We Can Possibly Afford to Sell lt. .
Miss Mattie Dupont is in Charge of our Dress Making Department.
THE NEWEST IN DRESS GOODS, "?AS? Weav-?in Latest
Much could be said regarding these new Weaves and Colorings, bnt you know that they are here, and we invite you
to come and see them. It is impossible to describe the many beautiful Fabrics in the limited space ot a newspaper an?
nouncement. The new Leather Browns, Onion Skin, Burnt Orange, Mandarin, Parsifal Blue and Emerald Greens are
attracting a great deaj of attention, ?nd we are showing these favorite shades in Many Beautiful Cloths. The following
Attractive Lines with their Attractive Prices should interest you. Many are special:
Drap Loraine's in Suit Cuts only-j.$8.00 to 10.00 Rlrifl^ finrwlc Drap DeAlma, Melrose, ?Poplins Repps.
Crepe DeLuser's from.$10.00 to 18.00 i^*<awiv UUUUO Silk arjd Wool Crepes< Albatross, French
Nub Cheviots from.$6.50 to 15.00 Serges. Cheviot Se-es Sponged and Shrunk. Bouclav Cheviots.
Imported Novelty Suit Patterns Exclusive Designs.. 10 00 to 20 00 Silk finished and Silk Warp Henrietta. Granites, Mohairs, Ladies'
- Scotch Mixtures from...v.48c to $1 i>0 yd Cloth, etc.
Mohairs, in all.Qualities and Colors.
Melrose in Black and Colors.....50c to 1 00 C?llfc Chiffon Tapetas, .Liberty Chiffon Taffetas, Peau De
Prunellers all shades, worth 1.0Q, price.90c ^IIIV^ Soie, Crepe De Chines,. Checks and Stripes for Shirt
Mannish Suitings from. .48c to 79c Waist Suits. Lining Taffetas* all colors, at 35c.
Broad Cloths at ., . *... 75, 89, $i.l9, 1.50, 2.00 0
French Flannels at.45c worth 50c I inf 110? P&ES DE SOIE;-All Colors, 36 in, at 30c.
Cravinets, Melton,Kersevs &c_. m^YV Earning jn Sumter by The Minor Store onlv.
WOMEN'S READY-TO-WEAR GARMENTS
A sbowing'of the Beautiful New Apparel which Fashion's most Critical followers will wear this season. We- take much pride in
p resenting them, for seldom have garments expressed so much style, so much grace and so much material worth. The best thoughts
0 f the Worleys Cleverest Designers are embodied in these garments. They constitute the most superb stock of Women's OuterAt
tt re it has eyer been our pleasure to present and your privilege to see. It may not be your intention to buy at present, nevertheless
w e want you to visit the Department and see just what is to comprise the wardrobe of the Faultlessly Dressed Woman this Fall. Our
P opuIarrPrice Methods are even more pronounced than form?rly.
Over 300 hundred beautiful Suits for Ladies, every one up to the minute from^-.$5.00 to 25.00
^^^/^^/W-V k Ofl Olir PI?HnerV 0UR CHI?-DREN,S DEPARTMENT- We remembered the
/?^^^^ml^m^^M^% 1 J little folks and have a department specially for them, stocked with
>i^^^^K^^?^8wLI Ppn^rf HIPtit ??!> all the newest and prettiest things. Cloaks from $1.00 to $10.00.
?lkWM-Lmw i ?? ^ uncuL ?apesfrom^tomM
film Bfffg^ff r-i \^ ^av Dv dav our stock of Fall
" '?\M???r/fE?$\ Milline/y .??,-,?w?n? stronger and The New Laces & Dress Trimmings
? "^ftSffiflBy M&frmrik ^\ more fascinating and m a few ?
1 ;,^SP^^k"f/*i? / dayS wiU be mcre beautifal and Are attracting lovers of the beautiful and. exclusive prices appeal
k iHHHWhv'^*" ^ comprehensive than any ever t0 those who would have the best at economical figures. We went
;%>. ^BBH ? fr show in Sumter. Tailor iiats into the nearest and most remote markets in exhaustive research
'V-K ?S ?IPV ' //* from Gage and other high-class for every worthy novelty-and our showing isa splendid testimon
IvVl ??T \ ? fl/ A makers, Dress Hats from Burby ial of our success. As nowhere else you will see here Laces of
^|MHgg?^ %}/s & Webb,5th Ave, Sullivan Quipure, Venise, Alencon, Irish Crochet, Chantilly Oriental, etc
^^^^^^^^^^^ Drew, Jas. G. Johnson, etc., and black, white, Arabe and butter shades, in Bands, Galloons, Inser
??*^^^^J many French Patterns will be tions, Edges and Allovers. Also Dress Trimmings and Garnitures
shown making as a whole a charming array. Miss Louise B. Ed- in Jets, Spangles, Silver, Gold, Silk, Mohair, Persian and Applique
wa**ds of New York City ^assisted by half a dozen able assistants in Bands, Edges and Galloons and all at popular prices,
is working hard to please you. OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT LATER.
-s** Cmi?^iol ^e have just received a large FveFV DeDartment o D^ ?pr Stores, 14 and 16
KIO UlOVe ^peCial shipmentoftbeFamousEmpress =gg ^ F^ UHCIH South Main Street are full to
Gloves in all sizes and colors. The Empress sells the world over at overflowing with the Choicest Things for Fall and Winter Wear.
$1.00 a pair and are guaranteed. The price at the Minor 8<)C ff/jg MtflOT St Ore A C?ty ?n IUe&
Tort ia Shoes
Set the pace m these United States.
^be Minor Store se?U them
jandguarantees en)ery pair
& WordfAbaut Corsets.
The President of the Dress Mak?
ers' Protective Association frank?
ly said at a recent meeting, "A
Vornan may be dressed with the
severest simplicity, with the
slightest expense, and yet be sty?
lish! v gowned if she wears the
correct corset." It is interesting
to note that the corset used to
demonstrate the new styles at
this same meeting was the
C. B. a Ja spulte.
The highest type of the Ameri?
can Corset Makers' Art. The C.
B. a la Spirite Corsets are made
in a large range of styles, adap?
ted to thc varied requirements
of different figures, and afford
icg the opportunity for satisfy?
ing individual taste. The new
straight front has won unquali?
fied approval and fits 'to advan?
tage both those of slender build
and those inclined toward
embonpoint. It adds rounded
contour to the former, reduces
thc proportions of the latter, and
with any figure gives the advan?
tages of beauty and hygienic ar?
rangement py lengthening the
waist line in front and establish?
ing a correct poise of body.
We sell C. B. a la
And Guarantee Them,
Price $1.00 & Up.
^T - Harmony
Boot and Gown \
Bj ^^^^^^^^^^u Ear h changing season fords an answering note in the ?ft
gm y^^r^^\?///^ Dainty, benntiful, serviceable shoes for every purpose, ?|
Jfc^\?S Whatever the season's wear-whether the heavy, mannish boot
p^fcojjffiT of midwinter t?r thc exquisite ties of midsummer-all alike hase S
Jill #c /
X \l IgWKpH / / Vv*e know we ran tit you-ht you exactly. Mm
I \^ vl?n^?ilf j\ Why destroy the harmony of a handsome toilette ??S
\ AjJ ?S A \ ' witil ?11-fitti,,??? ill-hiking shoes-shoes, may be, jjjB^
\ J that hurt your feet and arc a year behind the j?j^
W ^>^afl8jB^Sfe^g V?LS When ;i pair of Portias-the new shoe jfi&T
If m ? wfstf for women who are particular-will ^mdSSr
/ BM\ % $2.S0
mmmr \ , ^3 00 -
??Pr1 ;/ $3-50
The Minor Store ,he
REV. W. AIKEN KELLY
HAS WANDERED AWAY.
The Pastor sf the North Augustia Meth?
odist Church Disappeared a Week Ago
And No Trace of Him Can he Found.
Rev. Wm. Aiken Kelly, pastor of
the North Augusta Methodist church,
who mysteriously disappeared last Fri?
day, and who is supposed to be labor?
ing under a mental abberation, is
still missing, and the gravest fears as
to his safety are entertained by his
friends in this city.
The disappearance of Mr. Kelly has
been kept as quiet as possible, the
daily papers being appealed to not to
tell the story r in the hope ??bat h 3
could be found and restored to his
family. The Augusta police were ap?
pealed to several day ago, and tele?
grams have been sent to all of Mr.
Kelly's previous charges and to his
friends thrfoghout South Carolina,
explaining his disappearance and ask?
ing for aid in locating him. Members
of the North Augusta church have
also been active in trying to locate
their unfortunate pastor.
Despite these efforts not one word
has been heard from the missing man
and there is no clue as to his where?
abouts. It is now feared that he may
have-met with death by accident, ex?
posure, suicide or foul play. In the
terrible uncertainty almost every con?
ceivable hypothesis has been suggested
to explain the silence surrounding the
disappearance: His immediate family
are prostrated with grief
It is known that just Prior to his dis?
appearance that Mr. Kelly was men?
tally disturbed over the financial con?
dition of the church. Recently a new
house was built by the congregation.
A debt still hangs over the church,
owing to these* improvements. The
fact that it is due and there is little
in the treasury with which to meet
it seems to have preyed on Mr. Kel?
ly's mind. He was wrapped up in the
new ofaurch. . It was through his un?
tiring efforts that the edifice was
built aaa night and day he has been
working to clear it of debt. Several
of his friends realized- several days be?
fore his disappearance that he was
burdened mentally over the situation
and in a despondent mood but did not
for a mement realize that rtr was seri?
From what could be- lewrned Mr.
Kelh* ba:+ suffered from these mental
abberations on two other occasions in
his life,, disappearing mysteriously.
But on these occasions-he always reap?
peared within a few days* While the
family was greatly concerned when
he did not show up last Saturday the
belief was general that he would re?
turn home before the close of Sunday.
Failing to return or notify the- family
of his- whereabouts- from day to day
apprehension is now general.
Dr. Clifton,, of* Orangeburg,. S. C.,
the father of Mrs. Kelly,, has arrived
in the city. Mrs? Kelly is prostrated
with grief.. She will leave for her
father's home either today or Friday.
In the meantime every means of locat?
ing Mr? Kelly are being-used. Any
information as to his* whereabouts or
that would lead to his Donation would
be greatly appreciated and can Be wired
to the family or thecheSf of police of
Au gas-a.-August Chro niele, Sept.
Th* Lee Gotm-ty debt.
The Biishopville Kew? Era of the
20t*b ; instant saiys> in reference to
Judge Purdy'? decision m toe suit to
compel Supervisor Iterant to make
immediate settlement of the debt due
by Lee County to Sumter County :
" Supervision- Dorant was seen this
; morn rn g and said that no notice had
?been serged; on him. Said that the
rna i ter was in Mr. Hay's bands as at?
torney aad that he supposed he would
! carry it to the Supreme Court."
Lee County - News Notes.
MK L L. Fraser was in town last
Monday. He says he is going to pro?
test the election for magistrate in the
St. Charles judicial district, on ac?
count of some irregularity in the vot?
ing st Heriot and Well's X Roads.
The Graded School opened last Mon?
day moraine with an enrollment the
first day of 16(5 pupils.
The Bishopville postoffice has been
raised from a fourth class to a third
class office and also made an Interna?
tional money order office.
Mrs. L. L. Baker, after a three
weeks visit here, returned to Colum?
bia last Saturday.
Misses Bertie Bradloy, Annie Lee
Shaw, Gracie Dell James, Alberta
Woodward, Clara DeWitt and Pansy
DuRant left Tuesday morning for
Winthrop College.-The Vindicator.
Special Presentment of Lee County
To His Honor, C. G. Dantzler, Pre?
siding Judge, September 1904, Lee
County, S. C. :
The Grand Jury submits herewith
the papers transferred from Sumter
county in the case of the State against
G. M. Barrett for malfeasance in
office while magistrate at Bisbopvilie
formerly in tiie county of Sumter.
Said papers being in the form of a
special presentment by the grand
jun-, an order from the court together
with the testimony taken under said
order in the court of Magistrate, H.
L. B. Wells.
We recommend that the Solicitor
take the proper steps to bring this case
J. A. Rh a me,
Graded School Notes.
The enrollment in the white schools
has reached already 578.
There is a general complaint among
graded schools of their inability to
hold the boys until the course is com?
pleted. By way of contrast it is
pleasant to notice that in our schools
in a tenth grade of 18 pupils there are
It is a great convenience to have at
hand reliable remedies for use in case of
accident and ?>r slight injuries and ail?
ments. A good liniment and one that is
fast becoming a favorite if not a house?
hold necessity is Chamberlain's Pain
Balm. By applying it promptly to a cut,
bruise or bum it allays the pain and
causes the injury to heal in about one
third the time usually required, and as it
is an antiseptic it prevents any danger of
blood poisoning. When Pain Balm is
kept at hand a ?praiu may be treated be?
fore inflammation sets in, which insures a
quick recovery. For sale by China's dru*
MOBE ABOUT COTTON WILT.
Bureau of Plant Industry Writes Con?
gressman Lever Concerning Disease
rn Samter County.
Congressman A. F. Lever,, who has
interested himself in the effort to have
a government expert sent to this coun?
ty to investigate the cotton wilt dis?
ease that caused considerable damage
in sections of Smarter county, sendsfus
the following letter which is self ex?
Washington, D. C., Sept. 10, 1904.
Hon. A. F. Lerer, Lexington, S. C.
Dear Sir : Referring again to yonr
letter of August 9 ra regard to the
cotton wilt disease in Hagood, S. C.,
we have to inform yon that our Mr.
Orton, who has investigated this
disease, was unable to visit Mr. San?
ders on account of the pressure of
other duties. Since much of Mr.
Orton's time has been spent in South
Carolina, he is acquainted with your
local conditions and has written Mr.
Sanders instructions for controlling
the disease that will enable him to
avoid much future loss, and ft is real?
ly unnecessary for- him to go to Ha?
Our investigarnos of the cotton wilt
have given us quite definite informa?
tion in regard to the cause of the dis?
ease, which has been proved to be a
soil fungus which persists in the land
for many years. Although no direct
remedy has been found, it has been
shown that it is possible to breea va?
rieties resistant to the diaease and
several such are in process of develop?
ment, lt is our intention to push this
line -of work as rapidly as possible,
in orderte relieve the farmers by the
substitution of these improved varie?
ties for those susceptible to the wilt
which they are now cultivating. Ons
of these strains will be distributed in
small quantities next year.. It i's not
entirely resistant, but it is so much
superior to the ordinary as to be pro?
fitable on infected land.
Very trulv vour,
* A. *F. Woods,
Pathologist and Physiologist.
FALL FESTIVAL IDEA P8P?LAR?
Many Sumter County People Want to At?
tend Another Game Cock Carnival.
Pisgah, Sept. 19..-We have-a repeti?
tion of year before last in cotton as rt
is opening all at once, The fields are
white and the laborers few and hard
to get. The farmers are* terribly wor?
ried because they can't get it out
and on the market. Some of them
look like they will, soon be fit subjects
for Dr. Babcock's institution. A dis?
tinguished physician of this country
said that worry killed more people
than one would believe and it issor for
from January to December it is a
hurry fret and fume,, with lots of peo?
ple, and their guiding star, a dolla:*.
lt all of this bore grand results- there
might be some excuse, but L see nor-h
hing more than usual except prema?
ture old age, and a break down of the
Mr. *B. W. Morris who went from
here to Florida,, thence to Georgia, the
first part of the year;, has returned
home. He did not find the money en
trees in Florida, except m oranges,
fie says the crops in Georgias are not
good. Says South, Carolina is good
enough to live in ;. something all sensi?
ble people know.
In a letter to the writer from Mr.
John Alfred McLeod* who- has recent?
ly returned to his home at Cypress,
Fla., says it is scorching hot there.
The trouble with our roving popula?
tion is that any place but the one?
they live at is the best, and so hungry
fish ever Jumped at- a baited book
more- eagerly ^tban they swallow every
tale they hear of fabulous wealth.
Tiie fact is that Lois of people don't
want to work and want to beat their
way through life in pleasure and
foodie. Ben Franklin taught tbe
haughty French Court a lesson along
the line of true manhood, that they
did not forget.
News is scarce here. The only noise
I hear is the gin whistles.
We country folks would be delighted
if Sumter would have a Carnival this
fall. It would pay handsomely, and
be such a splendid advertisement for
the city. These who attended the
one in 1894, know what a fine one it
was and Sumter today is not what she
was then. Lots of goods would be
sold, and people of all sections would
see the fine and substantial improve?
ments made in ten years. Pleasant
acquaintances would be made, old
friends would meet again and all
would have a fine time. If under the
adverse financial troubles, the coun?
try labored ten years ago, with cotton
about i}-2 cents per pound, such a fine
Carni val" could be gotten up, surely
the matter could be easily provided
for now, for the financial condition of
your city and the cc atry at large,
would scarcely admit of a comparison
with what it was in 1894.
There is a case or two of fever
through this section, which is said to
be malaria, but what could give rise
to malaria here no one knows, for the
health of this commuuity is always
good. Our water is fine and the pure
air of the hill country is proverbial.
What branches we have are running
ones, with no stagnant pools to gener?
ate fever. So it must waft in from
other places. If any typhoid develop
es I will let it be known. Down in
the Cato Mill section there were a few
cases of fever last spring, but all have
The friends of John H. Earle are
glad he is elected. If he is anythine
like his father he will make a good
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THIS IS OF IMPORTANCE TO YOU.
Another Building and Loan Association is
Being Gotten Up in Our City.
If yon are quick you can get in for
some of the stock.
Put your mor.ey where it can work
for you. Figure out how many dol?
lars you can spare each month and
subscribe for as many shares as there
are dollars. $1.00 paid in for a term
of 100 months will net you 8150.00.
If you want to own your Home,
borrow 8150.00 on each share and pay
S2.0o per month
$14.00 per month paid to the Asso?
ciation will enable you to own a home
for which you would pay $12.00 rent
and always be homelesss.
See Bartow Walsh or Davis D.
Moise, and subscribe at once.
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