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ter Dtstilhssl by a Metronofltao'
I i itherlne Mann /.atu.
New York. Nov. 3. out of vt.gue
Ideas a. el many offering* wanted
?tyles are evolved Into set modes
?hl I i1 v be classed In popular par?
lance a* Moyenage. Louts XV, and
Louts XVI. which often cross each
other, each carrying Its Influence into
That the Moyenage will dominate
the tal'mr-mades and semi dress cos
tt. ni?s is i foregone condition, while
the more sumptuous fashions of the
Louis periods seem to have given the
dressier gowns their salient features.
It Nvould appear from thin month's
offerings that the whole Is distinc?
tively divided Into two classes?the
tailor-mades and evening growns
modified according to the hour and
purpose of use. that I*. the tailor
mades nre of the morning afternoon
and utility varieties and the evening
gowns into those Kr late afternoon
t >r ree i tin. musicales, et< .. and the
regulation evening gowns for dances,
balls and opera. Set rules are almost
Impossible, and it must be made a
matter of study by the wearer and ihe
dressmaker how <?nd of what the dress
?hall be develop, .! for each occasion.
For the majority of us such de?
mands of many gowns are not made
and a few gowns, and costumes arc
needed of such general simple lines
th*t they will servo many purposes.
Both the two-piece and the three
phtce tailored suit is used, while the
first-mentioned is steadily regaining
Empires are not so frequently seen
and are for the most part relegated
to the elegant necessity of dinner and
The tight-fitting dress whloh has a
flounce from the knees grows in fa?
vor for a utility dress with Us bare?
ness relieved by a washerwoman
? Irspery or s felt sash with ends be?
A street costume that will be quite
heavy enough until the early days of
winter with the addition of furs Is a
coat dress suit very suitable for call?
ing, church, afternoon, lectures, mit
slcales, etc. The costume In question
was made of black satin cloth trim?
med with velvet bands and a fiat
V tided d sign ! hove the bands, and
* tk\?u i *ith beautiful buttons
?dvet emhroldi r? I with s tiny de?
sign rrr I i id it jutrtook of the Moy
? ? le. The skirt was plaited
If about half way above the kneea
and the upper portion was made like
a coat semi-fitting with no centre
front or back seam, while those on
the sides were covered with bands )f
velvet, one on each side of the seam,
six button decorating each band. The
bands are carried up over the shoul?
ders and the closing la made on the
left side and a shawl collar outlines
the top of the waist In regular coat
style; In fact, the suit resembles
a skirt and coat. Above each band is
n braided design. The sleeves are in
coat style with a band of velvet and
hratdlng extending from the shoulder
to a little below the elbow, from
which point the sleeves has a portion
cuuout and filled In with lace, on
each side of which the band of velvet
and braiding Is carried down to the
wrist md around it. The finish at
the wrist Is a frill of lace and a vel?
vet band. The neck is filled in with
a lace chemisette to match the sleeves.
The hat worn with the costume was
a satin felt turned up on the left side
in cavalier style: a huge velvet bow
ornamented Its under side. A velvet
band went around the crown and ly?
ing flat on the big brim along the
lower edge of the band was a string
of roses In various shades, giving the
note of color needed. The lace used
was of an ivcry shade and the han?
dle of the umbrella was of Ivory and
gold and chamois gloves were worn.
Black patent leather shoes were worn.
A set of black furs will later be add?
ed to the outfit, but at present a
creamy tinted leather boa Is worn
A pretty costume that will come in
most appropriately for receptions,
matinees, lectures, etc., was develop?
ed from a shadow check in the new
bluish ithade called raison. In tunic
efftct it Is a mode that gives beauti?
ful lines and Is particularly effective
as an afternoon dress. The skirt Is
of the plaited vnrlety with ? wide
plait en the centre that give a panel
effect. The overdress or tunic In out
with long points in the front that
sloop away from a little I i.,w the
ami \~> again pointed in the
back. The fastening Is made on the
left sld- and the front portion of the
-waist Is cut out in i d? ? p V and a
similar but shorter one is made in i la
hack. The opening Is filled in with I
tucker, above which a yoke of mot si
p] ...|. These sleeves are short and
laid In tucks, below which aie la re
*h . -st. in.it? h the yoke. DUttOM
outline, the front opening ami also the
( side back seam*. The hat WOTa W9M
one of the turbans of blue velvet
Light grey glovts are worn and gr< \
A simple Moyenage gown made of
mohair In blue would make u very
tidy sown for Hit office. Th? ikirt,
llko in<?st of its kind, whs glalted, rlt
Ittf hluher in Uli back tlurn in front,
topped with a deep htm of tln? Upp< r
portion. The back and front portion*
of the upper drtM WttM OUt in nar
reu panel plfetf that extended ? llt?
tl over the plaiting, ahd wore out
lined with a narrow bleck banding
around the bottom UP the sides and
aver the shoulders. The neck was cut
In a shallow \' OVtr which fell a frill
of cream chiffon, and the yoke was
of lace. Tht ?leaves wore of tnsv
order. close-fitting at the shouldtri
coming to the elbow, from which to the
bandlai WM ? fttll pnrf of the ma?
terial, hut for one of full figure gn
dOOp Ottll ornamented with rows Ol
underoloevf al chiffon or silk otoae?
fitting would be a better choice, as
the elhow puff l| apt to make ihe
waist look much larger. The hat was
a simple affair of hlack felt in mush?
room sailor shape decorated with a
velvet hand and how at the ripht side.
< )vtT the gOWn in 'Vinter will be worn
one of the new princess coats of mix?
The new diugorals in worsted are
much liked and will be worn exten?
sively this coming winter. Fur the
coat and skirt suit nothing is more
sm:< *t and up-to-date. One of those
seen lately was in grey, machine
stitched and finished with a big ahaWl
collar and cuffs of hlack velvet. A
big black velvet hat was worn, trim?
med with a grey and crimson wing.
The American tailors are expecting
a big vogue In the Zlbellnes for the
coming winter season. Those with
the panne effects and flecks of white
through them are very stylish hut try?
ing to a full figure.
Some of the ;nost stylish tailor
mades are developed from the man?
nish mixtures and perhaps for the
morning street suit are next to the
serges the most offered at the present
Wide wales In all the new* goods
are seen and the hopsacks and basket
weaves will be used to a large extent.
Later for the dressy afternoons tail?
ored costumes velveteens will be seen
as many offerings In this material are
now on th counters of the best shops.
VOTES FOR WOMEN IN DENVER.
Mistake to Give Ttiem Suffrage In Col?
"It was a decided mistake to give
women the right of the ballot," says
a woman politician of Denver in Wo?
man's Home Companion for Novem?
ber. "But now that they have it, in
my belief it is as much the duty of a
woman to exercise that right as it .
for her to observe her religious duties
or to take proper care of her home.
The average woman is better than the
average man. At least that is my ob
sarvtlon. The average woman poli?
tician is as bad as the average man
politician?only she is worse! If the
rank and file of women would join in
concerted movement to unseat both
the professional man and the profes?
sional woman politician, then the
right of franchise vested in women
would prove a boon of inestimable
"Like many another woman, I en?
tered politics with the idea of purify?
ing the political atmosphere. Since
then it has been a constant struggle
ot? my part to keep my skirts clean.
It is much the same thing as a woman
marrying a man to reform him. In
nine cases out of ten he drags her
down to his Own level instead of being
lifted to hers.
"Women, generally speaking vote
to please the men. There are those
who will take issue with this state?
ment, but It is nevertheless true. Per?
haps it may be different in political
affairs, If that time should ever come,
but under existing conditions the wo?
men vote as the men suggest. Left
to themselves and uninfluenced by the
men. the woman vote would be chao?
tic. We wouldn't know where we
stood In an election till after the votes
were all in, because women are in?
fluenced by all manner of things the
ordinary mortal would not reckon
with. Hy way of example, a really
handsome man Is a strong asset for
any political ticket In Colorado!
"Women are by nature of a trust?
ing dispostlon In everything save love
.affairs. It Is therefore an easy task
for the men to control their votes.
For that reason In planning a cam?
paign we dooldo upon candidates and
principle! that Will appeal to the men
and then have it to them to win their
wives, mothers, sisters or sweethearts
OVer tO their v t \\s."
?if you das Irs a oleer complexion
take Foh y's Orino Laxative for con
?tlpatlon and tlvar trouble as it win
stimulate Iheae organs and thorough?
ly cleanse your system, which Is what
ev? ryone PQOds in order to feel well.
Btbert'l Drug Mv?re.
Thi prettier a girl Is the inoro or
I r? ? ri ?ha want* to be told about It.
?Young (ilrls Are Vitalins
oi headache, ai Well 11 older women,
but all gal quick relief and prompt
CUrg from I >r. King's New Life i'ilK
the worlds h. st remedy for sick and
nervous headaches. They make pure
blood, and sin ng netwes and build Up
your health. Try them, 25c at glbert'i
\ FAIRY STORY.
\ Van Who TakOl a Drink" Tries in
Vain to Fnd n "Blind Tiger" i"
There i. a man in Wilmington Who
tried, tried and tried to find a
'blind tiger" In order to quench his
thirst, but to far his efforts to locate
in "animal" of that description has
been In vain. He is a man who, in
the "good old days" would take a
drink when he felt like it. Now it is
diffi rent. Ha cannot find a drop of
ardent for soli in the city to quench
Ills thirst. This forces him to the
confession that there are few. if any
places in the city where whiskey can
This information has been imparted
to Mayor McRae Iii an anonymous
letter and is probably sent as a result
Of an interview had With Mayor Mc
Rae a few days ago by a representa?
tive of this paper relative to the num?
erous anonymous letters received by
the chief executive to the effect that
the prohibition law is being flagrant?
ly violated here. One can walk into
.Mayor MeUae's oflice most any time
during the day and see him reading
in interesting unsigned communica
>n relative to the sale of whiskey
Wilmington. Some of the writers
say little of the stuff is being sold.
bile others make bold the statement
that as much as ever is being sold
over the counters.
The letter from the "thirsty one,"
referred to above, which is typewrit?
ten with a black ribbon, is as fol?
October 28, 1909.
Mr. MacRae, Mayor, City.
"Dear Sir: I beg to advise you that
am a man who takes a drink occa?
sionally and have known a few saloon
keepers in this town quite well, and
since January 1st have tried my ut?
most to find a 'blind tiger' without
success. Mind me that I would not
Inform on one if I did find it, but all
this talk about the existence of them
in any number seems to me to be
"I wish to say, however, that the
beer now sold is nearer poison than
beer and some steps might justly be
taken to secure a sample which
should should be analyzed and if
found to contain too much alcohol or
poison all these places should be shut
?Foley's Honey and Tar cures
coughs quickly, strengthens the lungs
and expels colds. Qet the genuine in
a yellow package. Slbert's Drug Store.
Alleged excessive borrowings by our
speculative interests upon inflated
Yankee rails and industrials, and the
necessity of curtailing such accommo?
dation, have been cited as reasons for
marking up the Bank of England rate
from 2 1-2 to 5 per cent., even though
competent authorities here, like Mr.
Jacob H. Schiff, have put the amount
involved in such loans abroad at as
low as ?2.000.000 or thereabouts. It
is reassuring to know that such a
competent observer as Mr. George
Paish, the editor of the London Sta?
tist, who is now in the United States,
has taken issue with the English
alarmists in their views of American
conditions. In wiring his paper last
Saturday he decries the idea that the
financial position in the United States
is dangerous, and with much force he
points out that those who, describing
the situation here as unsound, how?
ever eminent they may be in Euro?
pean finance and speculation, are
speaking of matters with which they
have not taken the pains to acquaint
themselves. He also directs attention
to the investment power of the Amer?
ican people, arising from their sav?
ings, which he estimates at $5,000,
000,000 or upward per annum, of
which a large proportion has been go?
ing into the securities of sound cor?
?Foley's Kidney Remedy will cure
any case of kidney or bladde** trouble
that is not beyond the reach medi?
cine. Cures backache and Irregulari?
ties that if neglected might result la
Brigbt's disease or diabetes. Sibert's
Maneuvers in Japan.
Tokio, Nov. 6.?The greatest mili?
tary maneuvers in the history of Ja?
pan were commenced today at Utso
nomija. with a total forcing of 70,000
fighting men participating. The pro?
gramme consists of drills, target prac?
tice and sham battles. Military air?
ships and wireless telegraph will be
Used. The artillery corps has been
equipped With new field and machine
guns for the occasion. China. Great
Britain, the United States and other
nations have sent army officers to wit?
ness tin- maneuvers.
Kills Her POO Of 20 Yours.
?'?The most merciless enemy 1 had
for 20 years," declares Mrs. James
Duncan, of Haynesville. lie., "was
dyspepsia, I suffered Intensely after
eating or drinking and OOUld scarce?
ly sleep, Alter many remedies had
tailed ami several doctors gave me up.
I tried Electric Hitters, which cured
me completely, NOW 1 can eal any?
thing. I am 70 years old and am
over-Joyed to get my health and
strength baob again." For indiges?
tion, loss of appetite, kidney trouble,
lame back, female complaints, Its un
squaled. Only ?00 at Sibert's Drug
FOODSTUFFFS NOT SCARCE.
Statement Refutes Some Recent Dr.
!n spite of the declaration that the
production of food stuffs is not keep?
ing pace with the growth of popula?
tion, the department of agriculture
has issued a statement showing that
the United States Ii more than hold?
ing its own in the cask of feeding Its
The bureau of itatlatlci If authority
for the declaration that during the fis?
cal year the imports of farm products
Into the United States were valued at
$540,000.000, which was $14,000,000
less than in 1906, and $87.000,000 less
than In 1907.
That the Ameican farmer is awak?
ening to the necessity for closer and
more Intensive cultivation of his land
is evidenced by the fact that during
s?n*en years prior to 1900 more than
one-half of the total imports in the
country consisted of farm products.
In the nine years since 1900 much
less than one-half of the imports have
been products of the farms.
A peculiar feature of the report I?
the fact that wltn the exception of
sugar, of which the exportation from
Hawaii increased $12.000,000 and
from Porto Rico $4,000.000, there was
no increase in agricultural products
from any of the dependencies of the
country, in fact there has bet i a
decided material decrease from I <?
nation's Insular po.-sexsl.-ns.
China's New Railroad
Writing of the Opening Of the rail?
road from Peking to Kalgan and of
the extraordinary demonstrations of
popular and official exultation which
accompanied it. ihe New York Trib?
une says that "though the road is at
present only 122 miles long, It is of
enormous commercial importance and
of the greatest significance to China.
It Is the first important railroad in
China to be built entirely by the Chi?
nese. The rails and rolling stock were
Imported, but in other respects the
enterprise is purely Chinese. It was
paid for out of the earnings of the
Northern Railways of China, without
borrowing a dollar, and the work of
building it has developed a fine force
of young Chinese engineers who wlU
be of great service in further under?
takings. The road runs from Peking
up the valley of the Yung-ting river,
In a northwest direction, beyond the
Great Wall to Kalgan. That city, in
the northwest of Chi-li ami near the
borders of Shan-si, is one of the great?
est centers of Mongolian trade. Al?
though the road has been in opera?
tion less than a month, its volume of
traffic is already large and highly
profitable, and it promises to secure
almost a monopoly of commerce be?
tween China and Mongolia. Surveys
have been made for the extension of
the road across Shan-sl to the Hoang
river, and thus almost to the border
of Mongolia, opening to trade and in?
dustrial development a region of in?
estimable wealth. It is in Shan-si that
the great coal and iron deposits are
found, comprising 13,000 square miles
of anthracite from eight to forty feet
thick, and an almost equal area of
bituminous coal." .
Not Entirely Useless.
The young Kindergarten teacher
was trying to impress upon her wee
charges the value of having the full
number of fingers bestowed upon
them by good Mother Nature. "Just
turn In all your fingers but one and
play that It is the only one you have.
Now what could any of you do with
only one finger?" True to her expect?
ations all looked down at their lone
digit in a panic of helplessness. But
Mickey Finn was not troubled for
long. As he pondered the subject, a
great possibility dawned upon him.
"Shure an' Oi cud sthick ut in th' Jam
an* git soom an' nivver be throubled
wit* th' rist av thlm."
Sumter Citizens Testify for the Pub?
A truthful statement of a Sumter
citizen, given in his own words,
should convince the most skeptical
about the merits of Doan's Kidney
Pills. If you suffer from backache,
nervousness, sleeplessnesa, urinary
disorders or any form Of kidney ills,
the cure is at hand. Head this:
B. \V. Vogel, S. Main St., Sumter,
S. (.'., says; 'l had severe pains in
the small of my back for several
yean and whenever l attempted to
?toop, my suffering was Intensified
My back became very weak and on
several occasions i was forced to give
up my work. My family physician
treated me without giving me any re?
lief from the awful pains in my back
and l then tried every known remedy
on the market but still failed to bo
benefited. I at last read a testimo?
nial regarding Doan's Kidney rills
and was so much impressed that I
procured a box of this rented) at
China's drug store. After taking the
contents i was restored to good
health ami for thai reason heartily
recommend Doan's Kidney Pills."
For sale by ill di aien. Price 50
cents. Poster-Mllburn <"o., Buffalo,
New Yoik, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's and
take no other. No. 5.
DISPENSARY CASES DEFERRED.
Men Accused of stau? Dispensary
Grafting to Glvo lutii in Home ;
Chester, Nov, 3.?A letter received
here tliis afternoon by Solicitor .T. K.
Henry from counsel for Parnum,
Rawllnson, Blank and Solomons,
against whom an order was secured
in court here yesterday for sw.-a; in-;
OUt of bench warrants to insure their
appearance at the spring term, makes
it appear that Attorney Generaly Ly?
on has agreed to a modification of the
original order by which the defend?
ants can each give $5,000 bond to the
clerk of court in his hoine county ami
have the same approved and forward?
ed here without causing the defend?
ants to come to Chester.
This is agreeable to Mr. Henry and
so it is supposed that Farnum, Black.
Rawllnson and Solomons will s nd
their bonds. A telegram received here
today by Clerk of Court <'<?rnwell from
Black said that his bond bad been
prepared and was en route to Cheater,
While BOOlmOM Wired that he would
be III ( lu ster Friday.
X"\\ is tlie time for the farmers to
bold their cotton off the market. If
they would unite and not sell any cot?
ton at all for the next two weeks, fif?
teen cents cotton would be a certainty,
but if they rush it to market now.
while the spinnen are not buying,
they w ill break the price and the spin?
ners will carry their point?and get
cotton for less than it is worth.
?A Scalded Boy's Shrieks
horrified his grandmother, Mrs. Maria
Taylor, of Xebo. Ky.. who writes that,
when all thought he would die, Buck
lens Arnica Salve wholly cured him.
Infalliabi? for burns, scalds, cut%
corns, wounds, bruises. Cures fever
sores, boils, skin eruptions, chilblains,
chapped hands, soon routs Piles. 25c
at Sibert's Drug Store.
Takes form in action ; repeated actions become
habits,?The Cash Habit, \c acquired now
will make easy the rainy day when it comes.
Start a bank account with us now and get the
First National Bank, Sumter,
Describes a Savings Hank as a place where you
can deposit money to-day and draw it out to?
morrow by giving a week's notice.
We don't ordinarily require any notice for
the withdrawal of funds in this department, as
experience shows that money put there usual?
ly stays in till it is really needed, and then
goes to fill a niche. If you are not a "Savings
Bank Habit" man you had better become one.
We can help you.
S? Bank of Sumter.
For ^a\f*1 Hmu LANDS'
A V/l kJCllV/. in the Following Sized Tracts.
One Place .... 300 Acres.
One Place - 76 Acres.
One Place .... 105 Acres.
One Place - 366 Acres.
One Piace ... - 357 Acres.
One Place .... 183 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 each, near Privateer, S. C.
All at prices that are right. For particulars, see
SUMTER REAL ESATATE & INSURANGE CO.,
Sumter, ... South Carolina.
Feed Cyphers Foods to your chickens. Makes
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Phone or write us tor
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Lay aside any ideas you may entertain.
Buy a CYPHERS and be satisfied.
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25 N. Main Street.