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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1909.
lend at the Poetofllce at Sum t er, 8.
On ?* Second Claaa Matter.
Miss Lassie Jones has returned
home from Columbia, accompanied
by her cousins. Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Millar and bar friend Mrs H. L, Car?
Dr. P. M. Salley. of Plnewood, was
In the city on business Tuesday.
Mr. A. D. Harby has gone to St.
Lenta on bualneas.
sire. Horace Harby. Jr., Is visiting
relatives In Clarkavllle, Ga.
Mr. L C. Newman, of Stanton,
Tonn., waa In the city Tuesday. Mr.
Newman la a native of this county
hut has made hla home la Tcnneasee
for many years. This Is his first visit
to his old home In twenty years
Miss Ethel Cohen, of Charleston, la
vtalttng tha family of Mrs, E. W.
Mrs. Marlon Molae Is pending some
time In New York with relatives.
Rev. W. H. Barnwell, of Stateburg
epept Tuesday in this city.
Mr. J. H. Hutchinson, of Plttsburg,
Pa., la In the city and will apend the
winter with his aon. Mrs. Oeo. W.
Mrs, B. J. Orier spent Saturday and
Sunday In Manning.
Dr. Oeo. W. Dick spent Wednesday
1a Columbia on buslnesa.
Mr. R. I. Manning went to Colum?
bia on bualneas Wednesday.
Dr. J. Q. DeLorme and Rev. H. H.
Covlngton went to Columbia Wed
Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Du Pose of Blsh
opvldle were In the city Wednesday.
Mr. L A. Ryttenberg spent the day
Tha following people went to Man?
ning to attend the Belser-Wilson
marriage: Dr. and Mrs. S. C. Baker,
Miss Emma Baker. Mr. and Mrs. R.
B. Belser, Judge and Mrs. R. O.
urdy. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ingram and
Mrs, H. W. Beall
B. Frank Kelly, Esq.. of Blshop
vllle. was In the city Wednesday.
Mrs. Annie C. Augustin. of Van
Wert, Ohio. Is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. E. W. Vogel.
Miss Hallte Kennedy, who has
baen visiting Mr* Samuel TV Mitchell
am Broad Street, returned to her
home In Rldgeway Thursday.
Mr. Waltor Jones, who has been at
home on a visit for a fiw days, re?
turned to Davidson College Thurs?
Mr. Crawford Sandera. of Hagood.
was la town Thuraday.
Mr. C. L. Emanuel, of Borden, was
In town on buslnesa Thursday.
Mr. Hosea W. Woodwuru, of Blsh
opvllle. spent Thursday In town.
Mr. A. W. Crosswell has returned
from New York, where he went on
business about ten days ago.
The weather and the new adver?
tisement of the D. J. Chandler Cloth?
ing Co., are In perfect accord?the
temperature suggests winter clothing
and underwear and the advertise?
ment tells where to |;et what you
The advertisement of O'Donnell St
Co. will repay reading. It Is season?
able and will be of material assist?
ance to the ahopper who Is looking
for bargains In quality as well as
Work will begin on the gas plant
on December lat. Mr. Turner, of
North Carolina, who la aecretary of
tha corporation formed to erect and
manage the gas plant was in the city
yesterday In the Intereat of the com?
pany. He stated that work would
begin o.i December 1st and that an
OTT need man had been engaged
to be here on that date to superin?
tend the construction. This looks
DILLON IS GAME.
Tan Gentlemen Put l*p $2ft,000 for
The Court House off Proposed New
DUlon. Nov. 17.?A check for $25.
000 waa filed tonight with W. T. Be
thea. treasurer and trustee of thene>v
county central executive committee by
J. W. and T. A. Dillon for the erec?
tion of a court house and Jail provid?
ed the county seat of the proposed
new county la located at Dillon.
Will the stores close next Thurs?
Thj ?vork on the postofhee building
Is going on day by day but the appar?
ent progreas Is not great.
< >rangeburg county haa over $9,000
worth of liquor left on hand, but
there la sufficient cash In bank to
psy all debts of the county dispen?
Mrs. Annie Durant, wife of Dr. C.
H. Duranl. died Tuesday at 9
o'clock after a long illness, aged 36
years. The funeral services were
held at the residence of Mr. A. C.
Durant on West Hampton Avenue at
11 o'clock Wednesday morning, Mrs.
Durant was a daughter of Mr. W. H.
Epperson. She is survived by her
husband and four children, two of
them by a prior marriage.
A kick in time may also save nine.
Corner Stone Laying.
Right Rev. Henry P. Northrop, D.
D., Bishop of Charleston, will bless
and lay the corner stone of the new
Church of St. Anne, this city, on
Sunday, Nov. 28th at 10 o'clock a. m.
Father Charles D. Wood, rector of
the parish, has issued Invitations to
The $600 report of Expert Ac?
countant Harralson has not yet been
explained so that an ordinary taxpay?
er of average intelligence can under?
stand it. Can Alderman Ligon, of
the committee on expert investiga?
tion, tell the taxpayers what they g?*
for $600 of their money paid Mr. |
Some farmers who do business on
liens are wondering what arrange?
ments they will be able to make next
year. The best arrangement of all,
if It is possible, is to save some of
the money received for this year's
crop and not farm altogether on
credit next year.
What has become of the license
tax on dogs? How many of the dogs
that are to be seen on the streets
wear a tax tag?
What about the oat crop for next
year? Has high prices for cotton
and the hope of high prices next 1
year had the usual effect on the oat J
The drug stores are permitted by
law to sell pure alcohol for medicinal
purposes and there will bo lots of
ick people in prohibtlon territory
whenever the express service slips a
When will city council get ready
to build the new fire department
house on the lot purchased from
Mr. E. W. Bultmann? It will be
cheaper to build the house for the
two hose wagons and steam fire en?
gine than to pay $50 a month rent
for the house sold to Mr. Thomas
Wilson for one team and board at
a stable for the other team.
Jas. B. Whltehurst, a lumberman
was killed at Sellers by Morris S.
Blum, a merchant, on Tuesday night.
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FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS GIVEN AWAY!
Great Voting Contest for
Readers of : : : : :
THE WATCMAN AND SOUTHRON AND THE DAILY ITEM
A $400 Piano and Two Gold Watches Costing $50
Each are the Prizes.
Contest Opens Monday, Nov. 29th and Closes February 28th.
Do You Want the Piano ? It is yours if you comply with the Easv
Conditions and Make the proper Effort.
Conditions and Prizes.
The 5400 Piano, the grand prize of
this contest, will be given to the sub?
scriber or a nominee of a subscriber of
the Watchman and Southron or Sum
ter Daily Item receiving the greatest
number of votes in this contest. No
matter where you live you are eligible
to enter this contest.
One $50 Gold Watch, cither Gentle?
man's or Lady's size, as the winner
may select, will be awarded to the per?
son, not a resident of the City of Sum
ter, receiving the next largest number
One $50 Gold Watch, either Gentle?
man's or Lady's size, will be awarded
to the person resident of the City of
Sumter, receiving the next largest
number of votes.
The contest for the Grand Prize, the
$400 Piano, is open to all readers of
The Watchman and Southron or The
Sumter Daily Item. It can be won by
a resident of Sumter, Lee or Clarendon
County, or some other County. One
Gold Watch as a special second prize
to be contested for by non-residents
of the City of Sumter, while the other
is a special second prize to be contest?
ed for by residents of this city.
Th s Magnificent Cote Piano, which we will give away, is 4 ft. 9 in. high,
? it long and weighs, boxed, ready for shipment, over 800 lbs. The finsst
materials and most experienced workman have produced in the Cote an in?
strument excellent in tone, power, durability and appearance. Tbis piano
i installed in the best homes, conservatories and music halls in the land ;
is Woll known and widely recommended hy the leading musicians and
It is posili-ely guaranteed for ten years by the Manufacturers.
Each and every person entering the
contest must be nominated on one of
the Nomination Blanks published in
both the Watchman and Southron and
the Daily Item. The nomination
counts as iooo votes, but only one
nomination will be credited to a per?
In each issue of the Watchman and
Southron and the Daily Item will be
published a ballot which is good for
the number of votes specified on the
How to Obtain Votes
Every new subscriber paying in ad?
vance, will be credited for each dollar
paid, 200 votes. Every old subscriber
paying up back dues will be credited
for each dollar paid ioo votes, and on
each dollar paid in advance 200 votes.
No votes will be given on payments of
less than 51.00. Every person or firm
that brings or sends an order for ad?
vertising or printing and pays for same
in advance will be entitled to ioo votes
for each dollar paid. For money paid
on accounts 50 votes will be allowed
for eaeh dollar paid, if money is
brought or sent to this office. No
votes will be given for money paid
ng"toTote must send th
made out, signed and returned promptly to this office
Nominations will not be received later than December 24, therefore, it is important that the blanks be mail
to this office at once. Remember every nomination blank counts for 1000 votes, but will not be
counted twice for the sam person. We have a supply of voting ballots at our office which must be filed
_ there, properly signed, as the cash is paid for subscription, advertising or printing. Those at a distance
e money, for which .1 voting ticket together with a receipt, will be mailed to the person making the remittance. The tickets must be
THE WAY TO WIN.
Ask your friends and neighbors to subscribe for the Watchman and Southron or the Sumter Daily Item, and get them to vote for you as their
candidate. Ask your friends and neighbors or the merchants with whom vou deal to patronize the Osteen Publiselng Company by advertising in
Watchman and Southron and the Daily Item, and bv giving us their printing, and get them to vote for you or your candidate.
If you do not want the Piano or one of the Gold Watches yourself or have no friend you wish to win one of the elegant prizes, perhaps your
Sunday School, or public school, or lodge needs a fine piano, and this will be the golden opportunity. It costs nothing to enter the raee or to vote.
If you are now a subscriber to either of our newspapers the votes are given for payments you will make anyway. It Jyou are not ta subscriber you
ought to be, for you need your home paper It von or your friends give us your printing, you get the best work at the lowest prices consistent
with good work and good material. We challenge and meet any and all competition on price and quality.
Osteen Publishing Co.
No 18 West Liberty St.
Phone~No. 30. *
Sumter, So. Car.
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