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$61801 TEACHERS IN SESSION
MIXTI\(. Ol STATE ASSOCIA
WON BrK.INs \T COL I'M HI A.
Pr. Ik. X. Knyder. Prof. \V. K. Tat?*.
Mr. Janu s % Hoyt, or Hie Comm?
issi Record, ami Mr Daniel AI
O*l?r1mo|| the Principal Speaker*
?C Opening St^toii?Dr. Snytler?
Betlveee Eulogy of the Late Dr.
Co umbla. Dec. SO?Over two hun?
dred teachers are In attendance upon
the Toe*as re' Aeaoclatlon meeting,
which convened here this afternoon
at the University of South Carolina.
Bvery eectlon of the state Is repre?
sented. The programme Is strong
and some able addressee are to be
1*he sessions commenced this af?
ternoon with meetings of the city
as>l town superintendents and coun?
ty superintendents. There was a
reception this afternoon at the resi?
de) tee of Dr. Mitchell on the cem
put of the University. All of the
tettchers attended. The exercises to
Mltht in the chapel of the University
swiuded scholarly addreeses by Dr.
aery Nelson Snyder, president of
offord College, and the president s
by W. K. T?te, principal of
e Memmlnger Normal School, ot
Cliarleston. The address of welcome
nas delivered by James A. Hoyt. of
Cvlumbla. and was responded to by
Daniel U. O'Dtiscoll, of Charleston
There was a large audience to
hear the addressee. The programme
for to-day la most Interesting.
After the president's address the
orator of the evening. Dr. Henry Nel
e>n Snyder. preeldent of Wofford Col
loge, was Introduced. In that style
sad manner peculiar to the speaker,
1st. Snyder fittingly narrated some of
: the many vlrtuee of his predecessor
lie se'd in the beginning that the
? abject was not of his choo*lng, and
t he could only st this present
a touch, some of Dr. Carlisle's
uea Hie address, though full of
oe and necessarily full of sentl
t. was a logical, lucid, clear cut,
tlon of things known to all
t :hls deceased scholar. He
repeated what has been said of Dr.
Carlisle since his death by some of
the leading cttlsena of thla and other
P real dent T?te In Introducing Dr.
flay* r said that since the teachers
Of the State had "last met our beat
and greatest Uaiher had paaaed to
The Association of Town and City
Superintendents is also In session.
Vast la a most Important auxiliary of
?he Teachers' Association. The first
meeting wae held this afternoon at
the University and was well attended
all sections of the State being repre?
sented- There were a number of
most excellent papers before the
body. The papers were Instructive
KDCCATORK CONFER WITH THE
leges Seek Some Change*.
Representative* of Four State Col
Columbia. Dec. 31.?Representa?
tives of the four State colleges?
Winthrop. Clemson, the Citadel and
the University of South Carolina ?
and State Superintendent Swearln
gen had a conference with Oov. An?
sel In his office today with a view to
his recommending to the Legislature
about to convene such changes In
the law with regard to awarding
scholarship ss will harmonise the re?
quirements between the four colleges
Present st the conference were
f. Rlggs und Daniels, of Clemson
e; Prof. Coker of Winthrop;
Superintendent Bond, of the Citadel,
and Prof. Wardlaw, of the Universi?
The contention Is that the present
lack of Harmony with regard to re?
quirements and benefits has a ten?
dency to cause students to chanae
from one college to another. Of
course. Winthrop being In a class by
Itself, does not suffer in this respect,
but the Winthrop faculty desires CM
change in the interest of education
The request Is along the line sug?
gested by Superintendent Swearing* n
In his annual report. The (iovernor
e I pgeaectful hearing to bin call
era, but the> went auay rather dis?
appointed. He did not Impress the
members of the conference that he
agreed with lh? m regarding the es?
sential features pi the proponed
HaviMl in Heath- iHMir.
?The door Of death seme d ready
to open for Murray W. A\ ?ts, of
Transit Bridge, N. Y.. when his life
wae wonderfully saved. * I was in a
dreadful condition," he writes, "my
skin whs almost yellow; eyes ?un?
ken topteu? c<>ated; emaciated from
losing 4'? pounds, growing weaker
dally. Virulent liver trouble pulling
me down to death in spite of doc?
tor*. Then that matchless medl
clne? Klectrb Bitters ? cured me*
I regained the 40 pounds lost arid
now nm well and strong." For all
SJtOtnacb. liver and kidney troubles
they're supreme. &oc at Blbert'l
KRYCK ADDHESSKS STUDENTS.
l'.rttlth .\inbu*Hador Speaks
Rochester. X. Y., Dec. 30.?Am
bawador James Bryce was the chief
tpeaker at the night session of the
quadrennial convention of the Stu?
dent Volunteer movement In Con?
vention hall, Ambassador Bryce
characterized the present time as a
critical and also ausp.clous one for
Christianity. There had been such
progress in recent years, he said,
that today nine-tenths of the hab't
able earth was under the control of
the so-called Christian powers, "and, |
though vast multitudes remain non
Christian, there Is scarcely a spot in
which the Influence of the white race
is not felt."
Ambassador Bryce spoke of the
harm done among un-Christian peo?
ples by "members of the Christian
nations who disregard the teachings
of their religion," and described the
present age among English-speaking
peoples as unprecedented in its
power to draw men to the pursuit of
wealth and enjoyment.
The address closed with an exhor?
tation to lives lived "in the true gos?
pel spirit," whether at home or In
The report of the executive com?
mittee of the Student Volunteer
movement, showing the growth of
the campaign since its inception in
1SS6 featured today's deliberations
of the convention.
This afternoon sectional confer
ferences were held in various
churches here on Africa, South Asia,
China, Korea, India, Japan, Latin
Will Test Indian Cotton.
Greenville, Dec. 29.?Two bales of
Indian cotton, the first ever brought
to this section of the country, were
received here today and sent to the
Pelzer mills, at Pelzer, where it will
be tested as a substitute for Ameri?
can cotton. This cotton from India
costs only 12 cents per pound. If
it can be used successfully with pres?
ent equipment it will probably be
used by all the mills of this section
until the price of home-grown cot?
<X)TTOX BURKS AT GALVESTOX.
Nearly 3.000 Rales DaniagtHl by Fire
to Extent of One-third Their
Galveston, Tex., Dec. 30.?Fire
here destroyed the north compart?
ment of one of the concrete wharves
on Pier No. 12. causing damage es?
timated at $100,000. The principal
loss is on cotton awaiting shipment
to Liverpool. About 3,500 bales of
cotton was damaged to probably one
third of Its value. All losses are
covered by Insurance.
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS GIVEN AWAY! i
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.
11 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 S50 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
of votes. 1
HOne $$0 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.
Thi8;Magnificent Cote Piano, which we will give away, is 4 ft. 9 in. high
5 ft. long and weighs, boxed, ready for shipment, over 800 lbs. The finest
materials and most experienced workman have producedjin the-Cote an in?
strument excellent in tone, power, durability and appearance.' Tbis piano ?
la Installed in the best homes, conservatories and music halls in the land :
is Woll 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 $1.00. Every person or firm
that brings or tends an order for ad?
vertising or printing and pays for same
in advance will be entitled 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 tjje cash is paid for subscription, advertising or printing. Those at a distance
wishing to vote must semi 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 f< 1 y< u ,is their
candidate, Ask your friends and neighbors or the merchants with whom you deal to patronize the Osteen Publishing C ompany 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.
It 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 youi
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 ?>r to vote.
If you arc now a subscriber to either oi our newspapers the votes are given tor 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 L,ret 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.
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No. IS West Liberty St.
Phone No. TO, ~Y ~3
Sumter, So. Car.
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