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STFAUNU IN STOHKS.
The Ingenuity ftJkt Is Shown by the
As numerous as they are ingenious
are the tricks of the modern shoplift?
ers, declare store detectives. It keeps
the detectives busy to "get on" to the
. devices of the men and women who
) live by their wits In stealing from
stores. For tricks that are canny few
claaaea of criminals. It In said, ap?
The method of stealing by using
the satchel with a* false bottom Is one
of the cleverest of the trlcka
Well disguised, the shoplifter en
k fers a store. Her eyea run over the
f counters. She perceives the object
she wants?usually sometimes small
and valuable, sometimes a purse a
customer has left lying on the coun?
Over the object the hopllfter places
her satchel. Pretending to delve Into
INhe eetehel to etxract a purse or
handkerchief, the thelf lifts a false
bottom to the bag. reaches under It.
draw inside the desired article, ad?
just* the false bottom, closes the
satchel and walks away.
"Bat this Is only one of many cl?v
^er rueee employed." declared a de?
tective the other day. "The woman
?specially are Ingenious. Their drees,
of dburse. helpe them.
' One of the methods of stealing le
for the shoplifter to have a silt In her
k drees near the belt As ehe stands
f near the counter ehe can deftly sc e
the article desired, be It a piece of
lace or costly fsbrlc or a bit of Jew?
elry, end slip It Into the skirt. The
folds of the skirt sre voluminous and
conceal the thing stolen.
"80ms tricks are successful because
afltt their simplicity A fashionably
d re an A woman may walk Into the
clothing department, look over coat
suits, pick up one, fold It neatly up,
place U under her coat and walk
"If she le detect** she will Indtg
?ntly declare that she bought the
It some time before end thet she
, has brought It back to be altered.
"Or a woman, her hands glittering
with ringe and dressed In the latest
style, may walk Into the store some
winter day. She wtars only a rich
of dark fabric.
n the coat department she will
ask to see some fur lined coats. Oh.
aha le vary particular ad tries on one
ffefter another. Other customers come
op snd the saleslady gets busy with
j-fheri while madnm I* trying to suit
^jv'Vhr? the sale tie lv Is turned sh*?
Vitt? on one of the richest sable trim
traod coats, turns on her heel end
wallte away. Perhaps the salesgirl
may not notice the leas until there le
tin neeoont of stock,
?pftwrh month from fifty to sixty sr
twsta era made In the average large
department store The detectives
eaest he extremely careful, for a false
enlarge would precipitate a suit for
damages, which would mean many
agOertaln departments hold especial
nafeH for shopltftera The Jewelty de?
partment Is Invariably guarded. When
the furs come In we have sleuths who
ke?f their eyes open for the woman
who likes to take a fur to the window
to examine It. then running for the
door, the woman with the false skirt
?the woman who puts a fur on
audlclously walks away."
Although the sales departments
and the detective departments work
together, there exists between them
a spirit of Justifiable rivalry. If a
Selective perceive* some one getting
aj*^y with goods It casts discredit on
tagaf person behind the counter from
which the goods wer?' stolen. There
for?? the sales folk keep an a'ert
wat h for shoplifters. ,
One might Imagine that goods are
d'LflSged pellmell on the counters of
thaw/'-' ?t>?res. Am a matter of fact,
thd efficient saleslady will have every?
thing so arranged that she will notice
the disappearance of an article almo.it
Tf a saleswoman sttspects a person
Immediately notifies the head de
e a v.iimin, u woman
lly put on the Job. It
? said store managers usually rind
women more efficient than men.
Few arrests are ever made In the
atoree. as sn arrant gives only undn
?Ir^hle publicity Th?? detective un
uawy follows suspected persons from
the store and ariests ?Im or her out?
It Is said that arre-ts for shop
dlfting In New Y"ik -x. eed J.OOO a
year in that city a full description
of ell shoplifters caught are sent to
th?ga ?lotall Dry floods Association,
vrfjnh In turn distributes the Infor?
mation to the various members.
Only by concerted action and with
highly organised staffs of deteerivf*
can the stores cope with the Ingenious
The detective system of the big
EggOj?*. however. Is now so perfect
tJk is dangeroui t< attempt sh?p
liftfna. Even ih*? cleverest shoplifter
faces a long .'all term In the pursuit
of her nefarious work.
More than that. If a shoplifter for
ans reason ?bould escape payln* H'S
^?JtV (>t crime In one city she may
a hart Immediately
tAva. If It is
de^etlve In usual
n? t he so fortunate in another. De?
scriptions of all suspected person*,
are sent out broadcast, and arrest III
nnolher city may mean a Jail term
t er; though the thief may ha%r* ett
<;i|ud punishment previously?Phi i
cYlrhla North American.
WHO HIT BILLY PATTE 1*SON ?
Ancient Mystery hi Richmond Vu..
Cleared Up at Last.
(Hlrrglnsville. Ko., Dispatch to Chica?
??Who struck 'Billy Patterson?" is a
question that has gone Into history.
It Is asked frequently by persons who
have no Idea who "Billy" Patterson
was, for it has become a stock ex?
pression slgnilying mystery.
But now comes T. M. Lake, former?
ly of Fauquler county. Va., and now
a retired merchant of this city, who
says he knows all about the striking
of Patterson. Mr. Lake was a >oung
friend of the man who struck the
blow. "Billy" Patterson, according
to Mr. Leke, was the bully of Rich?
mond, Va.. almost 76 years ago. He
was a big man who loved fighting al?
most as well as he loved whiskey, and
preferred the two together.
The day Patterson was struck the
blow which thrust his name Into im?
mortality he had obtained liquor, but
was finding It difficult to get a fight.
He had taken up a position In the
center of a much- traveled sllewalk
and was making all passers Utk? tu
the street. He was particaularly In?
sulting to a crowd of medical students
who pessed on their way to a near?
by students hotel.
Among those students was Albln
Payne, a young man from Fauquler
county, a relative of Admiral Raphael
Kemmes, and a man of fighting blood.
When the group of students sub?
mitted to the Indignities offered bv
Patterson nis fighting blood was
"Let me at the bovine." he said, as
he walked up" to Patterson. Perhaps
Patterson was too much surprised to
defend himself, for only one blow
was struck, and "Billy" Patterson
went down with a thud. It was be?
lieved at first that Patterson was kill?
ed, and the students fled to their
hotel, where a hasty conference was
held, and they vowed not to tell a ho
struck the blow.
Hardly had Payne been taken out a
side way to another students lodging
house when the police arrived, de?
manding the man 'who stiuck 'Billy'
Patterson." All the students wer
questioned, but each denied thai he
had struck Patterson. Though it
soon became apparent that Patuinon
was not dangerously injured, the stu?
dents kept their vow. Payne prefer?
ring to avoid notoriety. Payne after?
ward became widely kne wn as a phy?
sician in Virginia and attained some
note as a magasine writer under the
noms de plume of "Nicholas Spicer."
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system. Refuse any but the genuine
In the yellow package. Sibert's Drug
State Board of Education Issues Bul?
The Bulletin Of the Reading Circle
Course as adopted by the South Car?
olina State Board of Education has
been issued by State Superintendent
of Education Swearlngen. The fol?
lowing is the general plan for the
teacher's Reading Circle as outlined
by the State Board. One book on
professional rending, one book on
general professional reading, one
book on miscellaneous reading, litera?
ture and current events. The course
shall continue for three yars and
certificates may be renewed from year
to year after examination. Teacher*
v ho have first grade certificates ami
who pursue this course successfully
will be grantt-ii a ten-year certiflcau .
The Heading Circle examination shall
be s^nt out the first Tuesday in EX
cember of each year and all examin?
ation papers must be filed with the
State Superintendent of Education on
or before September 1 following.
The following Is the Reading Cir?
cle course for 1909-1910:
f'huhb's "Teachings of English.*'
Smiths "The Evolution of Dodd;"
Allen's "Civics and Health." Any
teacher may begin the work at will.
An i.verage of 75 percent with not
less th in 60 per cent on any one texi
is required. The work may be hegUQ
at any time during the year. All cor?
respondence except orders for bool<?;
should be addressed to the otllce or
the State Superintendent of Kdma
Money Come* In Bundi***.
?to A. A. Ohlsholm, of Treadwell.
N. Y.. now. His reason Is well worth
reading: "For a long time I surTer
ed from Indigestion, torpid liver,
constipation, nervousness, and gen?
eral debility." he writes, "I couldn't
sleep, had no appetite, nor ambition,
grew weaker every day In spite of all
medlcai treatment. Then used Elec?
tric Bittors. Twelve bottles restored
all my old-time health and vigor.
Now I can attend to business every
day. It's a WOttderfVl medicine." In?
fallible for Stomach. Liver, Kidneys.
Blood and Nerves. 50c at llhert*S
NEW YORK HAPPENINGS.
Centenary of Oliver Wendell Holmes
?The Troubles of Olms. W. Morse
Tl o High Financier.
New York. N. Y., October 8.?
Oliver Wendell Holmes, M. D., will
have bis fame as a physician recount?
ed at a centenary celebration arrang?
ed for today by the New York Acad?
emy of Medicine. It is pointed out
that people do not remember as
clearly as they should the eminence
of the "Autocrat" as a medicine man,
and this centenary session has for its
purpose the remedying of this neg?
lect. Dr. Ho'lmes was for 35 years
professor of anatomy in the Harvard
Medical School, and his achievements
while holding this post will be recit?
ed by Dr. M. H. Richardson of Har?
vard. The distinguished essayist was
also in active practice for a number
of years, and completed his medical
* ? *
William Loeb. Jr., Collector of the
Port of Now York, Is not very enthu?
siastic about the impending conquest
of the air. He can already see sev?
eral dark clouds, shaped like airships,
hovering on his horizon, and they
bode trouble for him. He has taken
time by the forelock and is already
making plans for heading off the
aerial smugglers who are likely to in?
vade the country in the near future.
If his suggestions are carried out,
watchmen will be posted constantly
I In the tower of the Metropolitan
Building and on top of the Singer
Building to keep an eye out for aero?
planes and other craft, note their di?
rection and probable landing place
and notify the collector. Deputy col?
lectors and inspectors will then set
out on the track of the invaders and
I force them to submit to an investiga?
tion of their effects. It is hinted that
I if the air travelers should refuse all
Invitations to come down and be
searched, guns would be used to per?
? * ?
Charles W. Morse may have to go
back to the Tombs today for a brief
I period, pending the hearing of his ap?
peal before the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals, which convenes
I Monday. Morse wail sentenced to fif?
teen years' imprisonment upon con?
viction of common financial practices,
but has been at liberty some time on
1185.600 bail supplied by his friends, j
Tbc bull BKplree today, and an exten
I ston cannot he granted until the court
! convene! on Monday, Hence the pros
I pet i of his spending two nights In the
Tombs before his appeal is decided.
I Morse has taken advantage of his
liberty to rebuild his shattered for
I tunes, and is now said to have recov?
ered much that he lost through the
I enmity of powerful financiers and the
I subsequent prosecution and convic
I Hon. Morse is no stranger at the
Tombs Prison, having spent some
I time as the guest of that Institution
I before ball was granted. He was re
I cently re-elected president of the
I Hudson Navigation Company and has
J become a comamndlng figure in asv
I eral other concerns which he former?
Charles Wyman Morse has lived
I through more sensational personal
j and business history in his fifty-three
I years of life than any other promi
I nent financial figure In this country,
j He hag "taken over" not only large
enterprises and concerns, but whole
I lines of business. He has been, ac
I cording to his own testimony, worth
I ?30.000,000. and seen it shrink* to
j nothing. Within the last eight years
j he has been celebrated for his con
I solidations of Ic'fe companies, banks,
j telephone companies and steamship
j lines, and at the ;?ame time his start
I ling share in the Dodge divorce case
in which Abraham Hummel was ln
j Morse was born in Maine in 1856.
and started in business there with his
father after belnR graduated at Bow
I doln College. He branched out into
the ice business on his own account,
j and gradually bec ime the head of the
I combination of ice concerns that he
J formed into the American Ice Com?
Coming to New York he went into
banks, steamship lines and real es
I t?te. It was the downfall of his
I banks, loaded up with the securities
I of his companies .In the fall of 1907,
that brought about his downfall.
Morse was thrown Into bankruptcy in
I 190H. Following his financial down
I fall he was put on trial and in No?
vember. 1908. convicted of having
misappropriated the funds of his for
j mer chief bank, the National Bank of
I North America. He was sentenced to
I fifteen years in the Fedral prison.
Morse expresses confidence that his
j appeal will be successful and that the
conviction will be set asldell Even
1 among the most rabid of trust-busters
I there Is a feeling that Morse has been
I made the "goat" of those higher up
I In the world of finance, and that, If
I he goes to prison, he should not go
New York has commenced a war
I fare upon unlicensed dentists, and
I tooth-pullers who are unable to pro?
duce sufficient proof of their profic?
iency In the trade will be dealt with
I severely and to the full limits of the
laws made and provided for such
cases. It is alleged that there are in
the neighborhood of 500 dentists in
Manhattan who are operating on dis?
eased molars without a license. Many
of these illicit "dental parlors" have
been raided by the police, and others
nre fearfully expecting visits from the
Both Boys Saved.
?Louis Boon, a leading merchant
of Norway, Mich., writes: "Three bot?
tles of Foley's Honey and Tar abso?
lutely cured my boy of a severe
cough, and a neighbor's boy, who was
so ill with a cold that the doctors
gav him up. was cured by taking
Foley's Honey and Tar." Nothing
else is as safe and certain in results.
Slbert's Drug Store.
The ultimate consumer has at last
been located. He is the dog that ate
Cook's shoes.?Washington Times. 1
??Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has
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Try it when in need. It contains no
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Speaking of soft answers, "Oh,
sluBh!" would hardly be effective to
: turn away wrath.?Atlanta Journal.
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Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by Sl?
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CURE YOUR KIDNEYS.
Do Not Endanger Life When a Suhl
ter Citizen Shows You the Cure.
Why will people continue to suffer
the agonies of kidney complaint,
backache, urinary disorders, lame?
ness, headaches, languor, why allow
themselves to become chronic in?
valids, when a certain cure is offered
Doan's Kidney Pills is the remedy
to use, because it gives, to the kidneys
the help they need to perform their
If you have any, even one, of the
symptoms of kidney diseases, cure
yourself now, before din betes, dropsy
or Brisht's disease sets in. Read this
J. H. Grady, 16 Wnght St., Sumte:
S. C? gays: "I have no hesitation In
recommending Doan's Kidney Pills as
they proved beneficial to me. i used
th.-.n for kidney trouble and they
helped me more than any other rem?
edy I had previously taken. My back
ached nearly all the time and I had
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ney secretions were Irregular In pas?
sage and when allowed to stand con?
tained a dark sediment. I finally used
Doan's Kidney Pills, procured at
China's drug store and they regulated
the passages of the kidney secretions
and removed the lameness from my
back. I have had no return of the
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perience that they are a remedy that
can be relied upon."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other. No. 1
i in a
When you refer to pianos,
there's a great deal in the
name. The Stieff Piano has
become a synonym for merit,
and the name is a sufficient
guarantee on which to pur?
If you will get acquainted
with the manufacturer of the
Artistic Stieff, note its quality,
tone, workmanship and dura?
bility, when you buy, yours
will be a Chug. M. Stieff Piano.
Chas. M. Stieff,
Manufacturer of the
Artistic Stieff, Shaw and
Stieff Self-player Pianos.
Southern Wa*? jm
5 West Trade St.
Charlotte, - N. C.
C. H. WILMOUTH, Manager.
(Mention this paper.)
50 Years a Jesuit.
Boston, Oct. 9.?Parishioners of the
Rev. William J. Scanlon will tomor?
row begin a three-day celebration of
the semi-centennial oi his entrance
'.nto the Jesuit order. Father Scanlon
is one of the foremost. Jesuits of the
Horse ma n.slilp Teats.
Washington. Oct. 9.?Horseman?
ship tests for many officers will be
held at Albany during the first three
days of the coming week, and will be
led by Major-General Leonard Wood.
Colonel H. O. S. Heistand, Adjutant
Oeneral of the Department of the
Wast, will participate.
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Constipation, Stomach tuicT
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SIEBERTS DRUG STORE.
in the Following Sited Tracts1
. 76 Acres.
All of the above within six miles of Sumter on good
One Place.277 Acres, three miles from Wedgefield
Two Places..-._100 Acres each, near Privateer, S. C.
Three Places.40 Acres veach, near Privateer, S. C.
All at prices that are right. For particulars, see
SUMTER REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE CO.,
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If you are thinking about an INCUBATOR?
Lay aside any ideas you may entertain
Buy a CYPHERS and be satisfied.
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25 N. Main Street.
W E ENDEAVOR to advance the
business interests of our customers In
every legitimate way. In so doing,
our motives may be somewhat tinc?
tured with selfishness, for, upon the
prosperity of its patrons hinges the
success of every bank.
First Nationl Bank. Sumter, S. C.
The Small Depositor is
Welcome at This Bank
A hundred small accounts make a batik stronger
than a dozen large ones. This is one of our rea?
sons for urging the man of limited means to trans?
act his business with us.
Large accounts are welcome too, for it is our
purpose to serve all classes, whether the
business be small or large.
^1 Bank of Sumter