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AT THK UNIVERSITY.
Interesting letter Prom Hum tor Stu
daat at the S. C. University.
Special to The Dally Item.
Columbia Dec. I.?There are at?
tending the University of South Car?
olina, from Sumter county, eleven
boys. In all there are 310 students
at the University. Including 140 new
men and eight from other States.
Bumter has always sent her quota 10
the old Institution and la very much
Inerested In the work that la being
done at Carolina.
A number of Improvements have
been madt at the University within
ths psst few years. A new Infirm?
ary snd a class-room building have
been erected, the Infirmary being a
gift to the University from Mrs. Ann
Jeter. A new building Is now being
erected, thla to be used for science.
Including biology, geology and chem?
istry work and physics temporarily.
The needs of the University just
now In the line of buildings Is a new
gy .... .am. There Is employed at
Carolina a physical director who is
doing good work In training the stu?
dents In athletics. Much Interest In
this work has also been shown by
btaless men of Columbia who have
organised a class and are taking ex?
ercise In the evenlnga under direction
of Professor Schofleld. There are
regular classes for the students and
the director gives the afternoons to
the training of the young men of the
University. This is a very Important
part of the collegiate work and Is
recognised Just aa much as any study
In the University, counting equally
with the various branches on the re?
ports that are sent to the homes of
The training of the body Is looked
upon as a feature of the college
course and the student has a list tc>
Select from that will suit his particu?
lar g#U or bent in the athletic di?
rection. There is the football tearr.
which gives good training but those
who do not play football have bas?
ketball, tennis, baseball and track
events to claim their attention.
There are two monthly publica?
tions of the University and these art
heartily endorsed by the faculty and
board of trustees. The weekly pub?
lication, "The Gamecock" deals with
the dally life of the student. Here
are printed Jokes on the boys and the
local ha openings of campus life. But
serious editorials discuss the needa
for reform In various departments ol
university life. In other words, the
weekly acta as a sort of mouthpiece
Of the student4 body where all ma>
0?press their views and lay them be?
fore the college aa a whole. In the
publication Is reflected the sentiment
of the student body as a whole and
that of the Individual student. "The
Carolinian" has been published at the
University for a number of years and
la the monthly magaalne Issued by
ths students. The editors are named
from the two literary societies and
varloua departments of this maga?
alne are devoted to the uplift of the
literary talent of the Institution. Ed?
itorial and exchange departments ex?
press the views and criticise and com?
mend other publications from various
universities and colleges. The literary
department consists of short stories,
easaya and poems written for the
most part by students of the Univer?
sity. The articles sre signed so that
it Is known when the production Is
by a student. PrUes are offered for
the best story and for the best essay
and poem written during the colle?
The literary socltles form a very
Important adjunct ot' the college
work. There are two societies, the
Clarloeophic and the Euphradlan
established In 1806, their centennial
having been celebrated three years
ago. These societies give the boys
training In debating, declaiming and
delivering of original orations. The
younger members of the society are
first aaalged readings, then declama?
tions and finally debating and ora?
tions. This la valuable training,
teaching the student to think on his
feet. The meetings are every Satur?
day evening In handsomely fitted up
society halls. Many of South Caro?
lina's noblest sons have graduated
from one or the other of these two
historic literary societies whose work
haa been Interwoven with that of the
University and College.
In keeping with the Idea that the
University should be of benefit us
much as posalble to Columbia and
her visitors, a series of Thursday eve?
ning lectures have bo#?n inaugura ed.
These lectures sre upon some t<?plc
of Interest and the subjects are ably
dlscuaaed by members of the faculty.
"English as a Diving Language" was
the topic discussed tonight by profes?
sor H. C. Dsvla of the department of
English snd English Llternture. On
Mondsy morning practical talks are
given by men In special lines of work
the object being to give the student
the benefit of being kept In touch
with men of practical affairs In life
of the community.
In addition to these lectures the
Professors of the University are al?
ways ready and willing to go where
ever asked to deliver addresses upon
vsrlous subjects that are uppermosl
In the public mind. And whenever
It is practicable special visitors to
the "ity are asked to the campus to
address the students. During Fuir
Week the boys were much impressed
hy the visit of President Taft wno
addressed the students on the ca n
Phases of University life include
the Olee Club, a musical organisa?
tion composed of several students
and the minstrels likewise organized.
Entertainments are given for the
benefit of athletics and for other
good causes at the University.
In the life of the student the study
of the Bible is not forgot for there is
a Young Men's Christian Association
well organized and in flourishing
condition. Speakers of note are se?
cured from time to time to deliver
sermons to the young men In the as?
sociation and to visitors to the Uni?
In other lines the University Is con?
New courses in engineering and a
special course in road construction
have been recently added. The
Princeton plan has been adopted by
which students are brought into close
contact with the members of the fac?
ulty by the plan of faculty advisers.
The student body is divided into
groups for this purpose. The parents
at home are kept in close touch with
the students by means of monthly
?The greatest danger from in?
fluenza is of its resulting in pneu?
monia. This can be obviated by using
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, as It
not only cures influenza, but counter?
acts any tendency of the disease to?
wards pneumonia. ? Sold by W. W.
FIGHT NEAR SAY FRANCISCO.
Place Selected For Jeffries-Johnson
New York, December 2.?The fight
for the heavyweight championship of
the world between James J. Jeffries
and John Johnson will be held in
California, in the vicinity of San Fran?
cisco on July 4, 1910, and will be
staged by "Tex" Rickard, of Nevada,
and John J. Gleason, of San Fran?
cisco. Their bid of $101,000 and two
thirds of the moving picture privi?
leges to the contestants was formally
accepted during a stormy meeting at
Hoboken, N. J., late today It is be?
lieved the fight will represent more
cash than any other fight in .the his?
tory of the prize ring.
?A sprained ankle will usually dis?
able the Injured person for three or
four weeks. This is due to lack of
proper treatment. When Chamber?
lain's Liniment is applied a cure
may be effected in three or four days.
This liniment is one of the best and
most remarkable preparations in
use. Sold by W. W. Sibert.
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 Easy
Conditions and Make the proper Effort.
Conditions and Prizes,
The $400 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 $$o 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 ths City of Sum?
ter, receiving the next largest number
One $50 Gold Watch, either Gentle?
man's or Lady's size, w 11 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.
This Magnificent Cote Piano, wbich we will give away, is 4 ft. 9 in. high
? ft. long and weighs, bcxed, ready for shipment, over 800 Itrs. The finest
materials and most experienced workman have produced in the Cote an in?
strument excellent in tone, power, durability and appearance.fjTbis piano
is installed in the best homes, conservatories and music halls in the land ; 3
isWoll known and widely recommended hy the leading musicians and J
It is positively 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 1000 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 100 votes, and on
each dollar paid in advance 200 votes.
No votes will be given on payments of
less than Si.00. Every person or firm
that brings or sends an order for ad?
vertising or printing and pays for same
in advance will be entitleu to 100 votes
for each dollar paid. For money paid
on accounts 50 votes will be allowed
for each dollar paid, if money is
brought or sent to this office. No
votes will be given for money paid
Nominations will not be received later than December 24, therefore, it is important that the blanks be mailed
to this office at once. Remember every nomination blank counts for 1000 votes, but will not be
counted twice for the same 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
wishing to vote must sen a the money, for which a voting ticket together with a receipt, will be mailed to the person making the remittance. The tickets must be
made out, signed and returned promptly to this office.
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 /our friends and neighbors or the merchants with whom you deal to patronize the Osteen Publishing Company by advertising in
Watchman and Southron and the Daily Item, and by 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 race or to vote.
If you are now a subscriber to either of our newspapers the votes are given for payments you will make anyway. If you are not a subscriber you
ought to be, for you need your home paper. If you 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, ~T~ 3
Sumter, So. Car.
fgt* SEE PIANO ON DISPLAY AT THE SAVOY ICE CREAM PARLOR.
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