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M-THE MINC Answers it! Whatever is right in the eyes of exacting fashion is here. N ultra-fashionable world is here-and in marvelous variety-affording a ra taste. We deem these stocks as near perfect as it is possible to make thei brought them to our spacious and well-lighted departmeats that you In Eastern houses. :Nor do the benefit end here-there is a decided price adv sold for, but as LOW AS WE CAN POSSIBLY AFFORD TO SELL IT. The Newest in Dress G Mach could be said regarding these new Weaves and Colorings, but: impossible to describe the many beautiful Fabrics in the limited space of Orange, Mandarin, Parsifal Blue and Emerald Greens are attracting a grel tiful Cloths. The following attractive lines with their attractive prices sh Drap Loraine's in Suit Cuts, only ............ - - - - ....... --8100 to $10.0 Crepe deLuser's, from...... .................... 10.00 to 18.0 Nub Cheviots, from............. .................6.50 to 15.0 Imported Novelty Suit Patterns, exclusive design...... ..1. 0.00 to 20.0 Scotch Mixtures, from . -............... ...........4. to $1.50 Mohairs, in all Qualities and Colors. . Melrose in Black and Colors.............. - --------. .......50e. to s1.0 Prinellers in all shades, worth $1, price ............----.--......... .---- 90 Mabnish Suitings, from ..--...-...................- - 48c. to 7.9 Broadoloths at-.....-- ---- ....................75c, 80c. $1.19, $1.50, $2.0( French\F'lannels at ---------- - -............ -................45c., worth 50< Cravinets, Melton, Kerseys, etc. O7QMEN'S READY-TO-WEAR C A showing of t'he beautiful new Apparel which fashion's most critic for seldom have garments expressed so much style, so much grace and so i are embodied in these garments. They constitute the most superb stock < privilege to see. It may not be your intention to buy at present, neverthi the wardrobe of the faultlessly dressed woman this fall. Our popular-pric Over 300 beautiful Suits for Ladies, every one up to OUR CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.-We remembered the little fol and prettiest things. Cloaks from S1 to S10. Capes from 25e to $10. On Our Millinery' Department. Day by day our stock of Fall Millinery is growing stronger and morE fascinating and in a few days will be more beautiful and coinprehensivt than any ever shown in Sumter. Tailor Hats from Gage and other high elass makers; Dress Hats from Burby & Webb, 5th Ave., N. Y.; Sullivan Drew, Jas. G. Johnson, etc., and many French Patterns will be shown. making as a whole a charming array. Miss Louise B. Edwards of Newi York, assisted by half a dozen able assistants, is working hard to pleasE you. Kid Glove Special. We have just received a large shipment of the Famous Empress Glove! in all sizes and colors. The Empress sells the world over at $1 a 0f pair and are guaranteed. The price at the Minor store is .... The New Laces and Trimmings Are attracting lovers of the bea:utiful and exclusive prices appeal to thosi who would have the best at economical figures. We went into the nearesi and most remote markets in exhaustive research for every worthy novelty -and our showing is a splendid testimonial of our success. As nowhere else you will see .here Laces of Guipure, Venise, Alencon, Irish Crochet Chantilly, Oriental, etc., black, white, Arabe and butter shades, in Bands Galloons, Insertions, Edges and Allovers. Also Dress Trimmings and Gar nitures in Jets, Spangles, Silver, Gold, Silk, Mohair, Persian and Appliqu in Bands, Edges and Galloons ind all at popular prices. - Every Department In both our stores, 14 and 16 South Main street are full to overflowing witl the choicest things for Fall and Winter wear. THlE MINOR STORE, Are not the ONLY THING we sell, -but we have thaONLY THING in the Corset line. J Made by Kalamazoo Corset Co. AMERICAJI BEAUTY STYLE 93 Also Sole Makers of Kalamazoo Corset Co. Sole Makers Ameican Beauty and F. C. Corsets $1.00. 50 Cents. We are the sole agents for F. C. Corsets. - Every one guaranteed to wear four months. and if, after a you wear it four months, you are not satisfied. come and get - 4 youfr money back. N oT E .-In order to give4 every lady a chance to get one of these Corsets, we will sell to any one bringing this ad-i vertisement one of the $1 Corsets for ... 75c. 4 500 Corset for .. . 38c. 4 /~ lL:25c Corset for ... 19C.1 snessoThis is your chance, ladies.4 ~es. They are all new goods, just4 3.. .a ~eutr nd F. C. Corsets come from the factory this4 50 Cents. week. This is the first and only chance you will have to get these high grade goods at this price. We have about ten different styles. Yours for bargains, s. I. TILL, Manager. E VI BLOCK. O W EAk of women these Autumn days-and how satisfactorily )> TORE rhatever is true to the styles most in vogue, and greatest in favor with the age of price and choice broad enough to meet the desire of every purse and a. From every fountain head we have gathered the choicest materials and %ty have advantages of selecting not inferior to those presented by the great antage, for our plan is not to mark an article as high as it could probably be 2Ods, The Latest Weaves in Latest Colors. rou know that they are here, and we invite you to come and see them. It is a newspaper announcement. The new Leather Browns, Onion Skin, Burnt Lt deal of attention, and we are showing these favorite shades in many beau ould interest you. Many are special: DT~rVDrap deAlma, Melrose, Poplins, Repps, BLACK GO D Silk and Wool Crepes, Abatross, X ~ French Serges,Cheviot Serges Sponged ) and Shrunk, Bouclay Cheviots, Silk finished and Silk Warp Henrietta, I Granites, Mohairs, Ladies' Cloth, etc. LKIVSS Chiffon Taffetas, Liberty Chiffon Taffetas, Peau deSoie, 1L1X.. Crepe de Chines, Checks and Stripes for Shirt Waist Suits. Lining Taffetas, all colors, at 35c. PRES DE SOI-all colors, 36 inches at 50e. ?'NLV .INING. Sold in Sumter by the Minor Store only. 1 pM T Captivating Creations, Dainty, Exclusive. 'I4XiR lLi T.J Nothing Prettier, Nothing Dressier. %, followers will wear this season. We take much pride in presenting them, uch material worth. The best thoughts of the world's cleverest designers f Women's Outer Attire it has ever been our pleasure to present and your less we want you to visit the department and see just what is to comprise e methods are even more pronounced than formerly. the minute, from...................$5 to $25. ks and have a department specially for them, stocked with all the newest The Minor Store, A City in Itself. PORTI.A. SHOES Set the pace in these United States. The MINOR STORE sells them and guarantees every pair. A WORD ABOUT CORSETS. The president of the Dressmakers* Protective Association frankly said at a recent meeting, "A woman may be dressed with the severest simplic ity, with the slightest expense, and yet be stylishly gowned if she wears the correct corset." It is interesting to note that the correct corset used to demonstrate the new styles at this same meeting was the 0. B. a la Spirite. The highest type of the American Zorset Makers' Art. The C. B. a Spirite Corsets are made in a large range of styles, adapted to the varied require ments of different figures, and affording the opportuniry for satisfying in dividual taste. The new straight front has won unqualified approval and gts to advantage both those of slender build and those inclined toward em bonnoint. It adds rounded corrtour to the former, reduces the proportions of te latter, and with any figure gives the advantages of beauty and hy gienic arrangement by lengthening the waist line in front and establishing a correct poise of body. We sell C. B. a la Corsets, and guarantee them. Price $i and up. Sells Shoes ~'uter ~.~*for the whole S.R. VENNING, Jeweler Dealer in , WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SPECTACLES, EYE CLASSES AND ALL KINDS OF FANCY NOVELTIES. EN maea specialty of WDDING and HOLIDAY PRES I Silverware, Hand-Fainted China, Glassware and numerous other articles snitable for Gifts of all kind. CCME AND SEE THEM. AlWtch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing done promptly and MU U~ VP U~ki~ MANNIN . S. 0. :L B. DuR ANT, "Tc. Being in close touch with the very best markets, I am better prepared to handle the trade than ever before, and I therefore invite an inspecti6n of my stock. Remember I am opposite the Court House. Come to see me when you want IHardware, Stoves, IHouse Furnishing Goods, :Harness, Saddles, I Leather, Belting, Etc. IMy Store is headquarters for Guns, Pistols, Powder, Shot, She'Ils and the very latest in Sporting Goods. I also handle large quantities of other Paints and Oils, and Window Glass For Engrine and Mill Supplies there is no better place to buy. Come and examine my large line of Cooking and Heating Stoves. Every Stove bought from me is warranted. :L. BDuR A NT, SUMTER~, s. 0. ~Genuine Peruvian Guano0 Sells itself-none better. Ten thousand tons now offered for sale. 1%Titrate off Soda, M~ruriate of' Potash, Gernaan Kainit. HA RBY & CO., "Sumter ARE HEADQUARTERS. The Substitute Bu WILL N. HABBEN, Anthoz of 'Abner Daniel." "The Iand of the-Chaning Sun," "Th.North Walk Musterg," Etc. CopyigMf 1903, by Ear per & Brother 3 sceterlike hiis'l~rt," he admitted. "I wns always afeard o' the influence o' that triflin' set o' boys he was runnin' with, but today Bill Bogle-the wust of the lot-drawed up a chair in front o' the door whar Sandford used to set an' whittle an' started to take a seat, but, bless you, Bob called 'im to taw told 'im be wasn't a-goin' t- have his friends settin' round tt at o' the store that a-way-said L?idn't look businesslike, an' he was goin' to start right an' sorter hew to the line. Then, ag'in, one o' the clerks that Sandford used to let do purty much as he liked was startin' to light/a cigar behind the show case, an' Bob fanked 'imn up too. Cayn't have no smokin' in the house, JIm,' he said politely. 'We sell fire cenkers- an' gunpowder, an' have -to be csseful. Besides, it don't look right de~n' business hours, an' et we ras-to idesh fire an' burn out we'd want to collect our insurance withoutubein'ac cused o' carelessness. " "Yes," Hillyer said, hle amused glaice on-the face of his wife, "I believe-Bobrs goin' to do all right. My daddy used to think I was dead lazy bec&se I difi't like to chop sprouts In the mid die o' August as well as I did to play baDf twice as hard, but-the-sproutsWas hts fun an' the ball game mine. This heie's Bob's fun, an' the only:'way to amount to a hill o' beans is to enjoy whatyo're at Youthink yo're a model business man, Hanks, but thar's as much fun at the job you have as playin' poker with a full hand. You'd go to sleep sellin' supplies on time fer anybody but yoreself, but yo're wide awake as it is. The truth is, you never tried to find out-whar Bob's-talent lay' Hanks drew himself up. He had not smiled during his visit, and he rarely made concessions. He did both now rather sheepishly "Well, I've come over to tell yow-that I'm goin' to take up that note,"~he said. "What note is that?" "Why, the one Bob give you. I rec kon I'm able to stand' the-the resk-as well as you are." "Well," and Hillyer smiled again-at his wife, "I think you've got a lot o' gall to come tell me a thing like that Wben did I ever ask you to give up a good loan to me?" "I think so myself," joined in Mrs. Hllyer, who had caught her husband's drift. "Why, Mr. Hllyer was jest say in' tother day that it was mighty nigh impossible to put money out whar it ud be safe an' draw any sort o' Inter est, an' Bob's got a good -payin' cash business." Hanks.shrugged his shoniders. His mall smile had vanished; he looked shrewd. "I reckon PU have -to give Bobtthe money, then, an' tell 'Ima to pay it off. I don't want 'ima to be-oWin' anybody? "Oh, that's entirely a difemnt mat ter," smiled the merchant "But you kin bet I ain't a-goin' to twnder any note 'without knowin' how it would suit my customer." "An' that's nothin' morlarr" -sai Mrs. Hfllyer as Hanks rose'a dstart ed to leave. -The next morning at the- Mwi'louM Hanks seemed somewhat pmrocenped Presently in a lull In businmes nd con versation he turned to Hiflver. "I-! mentioned that note to Bob thistnorn In' at breakfast, an' what.your reckor he said? Huh!" "How do I know?" replied'ethe mer chant Hamks-Opened thendoor of-the stove a cigar in his hand, and began to look for a coal of fire. "It sorter finstered 'i, but lie finally. said that he believed he'd rather not take my offer; that he wanted to sorter work out his own sal vation. What do, you think o' tha-" Hllyer shook his head, a pleased -e1 presson on his face. He made no re ply, but Kenner spoke up. "The bol don't intend to ax you no odds, Ihlb,' he said, "an' I glory in hiswspunk." [To BE CONTINUJED.J Good For Children. The pleasant to take and harmles One Minute Cough Cura gives instan relief in all cases of Cough, Cr-oup and LaGrippe because! it does not pass ima mediately into the stomach, but tal'e effect right at the seat of the trouble It draws out the inflamation, heals anc soothes and cures permanently by en abling the lungs to contribute pu-re life giving and life-sustaining oxygen t< the blood and tissues. Sold by The R B. Loryea Drug Store. Th~e Wisdom of Babers. A lady and her little daughter -wert walking through Grosvenor sqpar when they came to a portionp of th< road strewn with straw. "What's tha' for, ma?" said the child, to which th4 mother replied, "The lady wh p lives ii that house, my dear, has ha d a littl4 baby girl sent to her." The cibild walk ed along for a few yards :rnd then turning and nodding at thie straw said, "Awfully w'ell packed, ma?'"-St James' Gazette. Cause of ILockjaw. Lockjaw, or tetanus. is caused by bacillus or germ which exists p~lentl fully in street dirt. It is inactsive s long as exposed to the ai- but whe carrjed beneath the skin as in th wounds caused by percusssion caps o by rusty nails. and when the air is es cluded the germ is roused to act. ivit and produces the most vir-ulera pc iso: nown. These germs may be destroye and all danger of lockjaw avoidet l b applying Chamberlain's Pain B alh freely as soon as the injury is receiw eC PainBahn is an antiseptic and can se cuts, bruises and like injuries to h et without maturation and in one th-ir the time required by the usual trea.?1 ment. It is for sale by The R. B. Lc r yea Drug Store. Ofesurn He/a Bad. .hsoeti-When wonu1 you ins~el Is he best 1ime to o~er a gh'l 3y1% han2 P ac2 Cas-When she geong out oft a bus, I shotaddisay. Titles of'bhonor add not-tomib-ortV who is an -bonors~to his ttieM~ord. To Cure a Cough. The coughs so prevalent these day usually develop before you re alize who has happened. Now the bes.t thingt o is to take the most reli able coug cure you can get. None 1better tha Murrays Horehound Mullii.n and Tal t is made of the purest ingredieul and can be given to infant s as well grown people. Above dl1 else 1 C URES. You will find it at all dru I ists. 25c a bottle-extra large bottl TEMPERANCE COLUMN. Conwcicrd 1w Paxvi)o 11. C T. U, National Motto--For God. Home and Na tive Land." State Motto-- Be Strong and of Good Cour age ."I Our Watchword-Agitate, Educate. Organize. Pledge -God helping me. I promise not to buy, drink, sell or give Intoxicating liquors while I live: From bad companions I'll refrain .And never take God's name in vain.' A public meeting of our W. C. T. U. was held at the Methodist church Sunday evening. The program wassunusually good, and we hope that seeds of future, if not present, fruitfulness were sown in the hearts of some who attended. A mother's meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. D. J. Jones on Friday afternoon. "Tell me I hate the bowl! Hate it is a feeble word! I loath, abhor, my very soul With strong disgust is stirred Whene'er I touch or see or smell That dark beverage of hell!" About a year ago, there lived in Columbia a poor widow. She had only two boys with her. Mrs. N- was a real lady, she tried to live rightly and teach her children to do so. She worked faithfully and long though many were here trials sufferings. Her oldest boy grown. He was deli cate and always wore a tired look. The younger boy was the picturetof health, good-hearted, but wild and easily led astray. The mother had much trouble with him for he was young and waywards; she generally man aged him though, and kept him at work, until one Saturday eve ning he was brought home drunk I don't think she ever knew what it was to do anything with him after that. It happened this way, for I was sitting or- the porch next door and saw and heard it all. A man on a bicycle road up to Mrs. N-'s door and knocked, she came out. The man asked instantly and somewhat excited ly,where her oldest boy was,she replied that she did not know, and asked what was the matter, for she noticed his strange man ner. "Your youngest son is drunk," he said, "down drunk. and I have come to tell you so you might get him home before he is locked up. I saw him lying down by the drug store and came on to tell yoY." . The poor woman loo1gd as though she would faint. She said nothing for awhile, then she beg ged the man piteously, to try and find some way to get her boy home. She said she-knew he was mean and unruly, but she had never known him to drink be fore. The man went away and returned after awhile hauling the boy home in a wagon. This was a horrid sight to be seen. A boy in knee pants brought in the arms of the man who had be friended ,him ' to his weeping mother, drunk. Oh! what a sin and a shame! A bo'y in the days of his youth led astray and from his mother by strong drink. The shame and sin is not so much, his as the people who sold him the drink~ and the people who allow it~ to be sold. B. C. Cues Rhenatism and Catarrh-MediciE Sent Free. Send no money-simply write and try Botanic Blood Balm at our expense. Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) kills or destroys the poison it the blood which causes the awful aches in bac11 and shoulder blades, shifting pains, difliculty in moving fingers, toes or legs, bone pains, swollen muscles and joints of rheumatism, or the fou] breath, hawking, spitting, droppings in throat. bad hearing. spects" flying before the eyes, all played out feeling of catarrh. Botanme Blood Balm has cured hundreds of cases of 30 or 4( years standing after doctors, hgt springs and patent medicines had all failed. Most of these cured patients had teken Blood Balm as a las1 resort. It is especially advised for chronic deepseated cases. Impossible for any one tc suffer the agonies or symptoms of rheumatisa or catarrh while or after taking Blood Balm It makes the blood pure and rich, thereby giv ing a healthy blood supply. Cures are perma net' and not a patching up. Sold a; druw stores. 31 per large bottle. Sample of Blooc Balm sent free and prepaid, also special medi cat by describing your trouble and writing Blooc Balm Co.. Atlata, Ga. A personal trial 0: Blood Balm is better than a thousand printec testimonials, so write at onc. For sale by Th< R. B. Loryea Drug Store. Sympathetic or Otherwise. "Oh, just listen to me," finally ep claimed Mrs. Chatters self reproach fully, "annoying you with all this tall about Mrs. Nezdore'Ssameful treat ment of me and all my other troublesr "Not 'at all, my dear," replied th4 man rather ambguulO5y. "I'm glad t< hear it."-Phifladelphia. Press. One of Many. H. A. Tisdale, of Summerton, S. C. sufered for twenty years with the Piles Specialists were employed and mana remedies used but relief and permanen good was found only in the use of De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. This is on ly one of the many, many cures tha have been effected by this wondermu Iremedy. In buying Witch Hazel Salv< Iit is only necessary to see that you ge the genuine De Witt's mad by F. C DeWitt & Co. in Chicago, and a cure z ~.certain. DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salvi -cures all kinds of piles, cuts, burns Sbruises, eczema, tetter, ringworm, ski Sdiseases, etc. Sold by The R. B. Lor Syea Drug Store. V Beas the The Kind You Have Always Bough Au Odd swiming1 C-+-t. Sir John Pakingtonf, a courtier 0: 1Queen Elizabeth, was a reckless laye 2of wagers. He once bet ?3;000 that hl would swim the Thames from th bridge at Westrninster to the bridge a Greenwich farer than three relays o young noblemen. Sir John won th bet. The relays of noblemen, thog they swam hard, were badly beatI The queen was present at the race, an to the losers she gave, by way of a-con solation prize, a butt of sack. Always. Hewitt-What is the best business t which a young man can give his ai tention? Jewett-as OWn-Hap Bazar. One of the mawn things ~ife a Snot understand is why grown peopi spend so much time looking at book that have noe pictures in them.-AtC ason lobe. Kodol Dyspepsia Cura Digests what you eat. cm Nd Furfl Goos Our business in this department has already been of such a volume that it hardly appears necessary for us to say any thing about it, The Goods Speaking for Themselves, But while we know that a large percentage of the population of this and adjoining counties are aware of the excellence of the values we h.-:e here, there are a few who are not, and these are the ones whom we wish to reach. Each season we endeavor to make every branch of our business more attrac tive, and our Clothing stock probably enjoys a more liberal share of our attention than any other. Men's Suits at $5. Our assortment of these would supply an ordinary cloth ing store. We have them single and double-breasted. in ay melton, navy blue and fancy mixed Cassimers. Men's Suits at $6 to $8.50. This line would look well in a $10 window. They com prise all the new weaves, in fancy cassimeres and worsteds. Men's Suits at $10 to $16.50. At this price we show you as swell a fine of goods as you will find in the city. The Horse' Shoe Brand. The horse shoe means, good luck, and while- we hope they will give 'you good luck we know they will give yo. good wear. Boys" Clothing. We control the Jane Hopkins brand and the many moth ers who have been buying these goods from us will testify to their wearing qualities. Aunt Jane is willing to stake her reputation, that a boy can climb more trees, and jump more fences, in a suit of her manufacture than any other at the same price. She is hightoned in her ideas, her prices ran from 2.50 to 5.00, If you want something cheaper we have-them as low as 75 cents, with a guarantee that they.rip at every jump. Did --j you ever try our Never Rip Pants for your boy? The onl risk in buying these is, should he get caught in the limb'of a tree he will hang there until he is'dut down, and the price is only 50 cents. This is not good rain coat weather, but we will have some later' on, and then you will want one badly. We haven two numbers in these, that are great values, having closed out tte lots, principally large sizes.. They were made to sell five and fifteen dollars. Our price is just half. 2.50 and 7 50 and strictly water proof. O'DONN E LL &CO , They AreNow Here"l Horses and Muls direct from the best stock markets, well-broken and guar anteed. We ask the people wishing to buy horsersfor fain ily use; draft, style or farm to take a look at ours and e m think we can convince you that we have what you are look ing for. We have as pretty Farm and -Wagon Mules as have ever been brought here, which we propose to'sell at live andilet~' live prices. > Buggies, Wagons and Harness Our'salesroomns have been refilled with the view of en ticing patronage and this can only be secured by having what the people want, and their money's worth when they get it. an tj will not cost you a cenV to look through our stables adsalesroomns. Our prices will suit. and everything you buy from us goes with our guarantee. - W. P. HAWKINS/ & CO Our Second Car HJorses and Mules Jutreceived, bought in St. Louis, at the World's Fair, conceded to be the largest horse and mule market in the United sta~tes. If you want a good seicetion see this bunch before they are picked over. Special. Several choice Drivers and family broke Harness Horses. Ten smooth young Mules. South Carolina Rust-.Proof Seed Oats. the heaviest on the market, 65c. per bushel. BOOTH LIVE STOCK COMPANYI.