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LAYMAN'S MASS MEETING.
Made by Mr. \V. P. Hoim
ml ?od Dr. E. Q. guaulebaum. of
Colombia, and Rar. A. C. Bridgc
of India mown
The meeting of laymen held Monday
In the Presbyterian church to
Interest In the South Carolina
Convention of the Laymen's Mission?
ary Movement to be held In Colum?
bia January 17-19. was very well at"
tended by men of all denominations.
Introductory remarks were made by
Rev. H. H. Covlngton. and the meet?
ing waa organised by the election of
Mr Richard 1. Manning aa chairman*
Mr. C. L. Cuttlno, Secretary. The
program consisted of music, address?
ee by Mr W. P. Houseal and Dr. E.
O. Quattlebaum. of Columbia, and
Rev. A. C. Brldgeman of William-,
burg County, and prayer by Rev. J.
V. McKay and Messrs. W. M. (Ira
ham and T. B. Fraser. The scripture
reading was by Rev. Mr. Kohn, of
the Lutheran Church,
i The addresses were listened to with
Uajrneat attention and as a result of
meeting Sumter and surrounding
tory will no doubt send a full
legation to the convention next
Mr. 8. H. Edmunds offered the fal?
lowing resolution, which was adopt?
ed by a rising vote:
Resolved First. That this body of
laymen assembled this evening for
the purpoee of taking steps prelim
Inary to the meeting to be held in
Columbia at an early date, has learn?
ed with exceedingly great regret and
of the death of that distln
man of Qod, one of our pros
hosts In Columbia, Dr. 8am
SJgl M. Smith. D. D . snd
I, That, the secretary be re
to convey to the First Pres?
en church, of Columbia .the ex
?n of our deepest sympsthy
.Other resolutions were sdopted aa
Resolved. Thst we approve this
> co-operative feature of the Laymen's
sessionary Movement, and that
eaenmJttee. known as the City Co
operative Committee, representing
ana various churches of the city
be formed Immediately at the
Of this meeting snd requested
proper steps to secure per
result* from this effort,
the chairman of thai meet
oonsultation with the paa
thls committee, whioh
the right to add to ita
It may deem wise,
the senna of this meeting
etty should be represented
the Sooth Carolina Convention In
tumble by not less than SO dele
to oonslst of representative lay
(ram each church.
* ThAt the commltteemen from each
Church be requested to cooperate
wMh their pastors and officers to se?
cure the appointment and attendance
of from three to ten laymen from
of their reepecttve Churches.
That we recommend to the men
rat that they register as dele
gates to the convention here and
new, in so far aa this is convenient.
That we recommend to the In?
dividual churchee In this section of
the country that they appoint a per
Shane nt missionary committee of
from three to seven men. and that
the first duty of the committee be to
secure the attendance of proper dele?
gates to the South Carolina conven?
tion at Columbia.
That we appreciate the spirit and
efforts of our Columbia brethren,
that we tender to them our thanks
and pledge them our sympathy and
support in the good wovk which they
are endeavoring to promote."
The cooperative commltee, un?
pointed by the chairman, met imme?
diately after th? meeting and discus?
sed ways and means to secure a lull
attendance at the convention, which
Will be self-entertaining. Each one
wh< attends will be expected to pay
a registration fee of $1.00. which
i will be used towsrd meeting the ex
pen see of the convention. The entire
eeeu to delegates from Sumter need
not exceed Is.00.
The opening session will be held
In Craven Hall, at 6.30 p. m., Mon?
day. January 17. ltlO. when the men
of Columbia will tender a compli?
mentary supper to delegates from
outside of Columbia.
Admission to all sessions of the
convention win be by tickets, which
will L. furnished free to all men who
register as delegates, and many of
the foremost mlmlonary workers snd
speakers of the day will he present.
Fr?d Harmon. of Lexington, died
In Columbia Tuesday from the effect*
of a pistol wound which he received
several years ago.
1h? Howard School, eolor
eerlouMly damaged by Are Tuesday, In
Columbia. The fire occurred during
The Department of Agriculture and
Commerce In Japan Is being prevail?
ed upon to grant a sparrow destroy?
ing subsidy, as In some parts of this
district the English sparrow Is be
comln* a pest, having devoured the
SMITH IN DRAINAGE CAMPAIGN.
Junior Palmetto State Senator In?
troduce* resolution Asking for In?
Washington, Jan. 11.?Senator
Smith, of South Carolina, today began
a campaign in the interest of drain?
age in the South Atlantic States,
which, If carried to a satisfactory
conclusion, cannot result otherwise
than In reclaiming thousands of acres
of fertile land In South Car ?l?na,
Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and
other parts of the South. He has
Introduced a resolution which, aj a
preliminary step, authorizes the dir?
ector of the census to collect and
publish statistics concerning this sub?
ject as follows: "To collect and pub?
lish in addition to the statistics now
collected and published by him UtldOV
the authority of the Act taking the
13th and subsequent censuses and
statistics in relation to the drainage
of wet lands in the several States,
such statistics as will show the num?
ber of acres of wet land in tue United
States, the fertility of the soil, the
average cost per acre of draining
these lands, the average return per
acre from these lands when drained,
the climatic conditions of the terri?
tory in which these lands are situate
and the price per acre of undralned
lands and the relative sanitary con?
dition of such lands when drained
and undralned in respect to the
health of the communities in which
such lands are situate. For the pur?
pose of securing the statistics re?
quired by the joint resolution, the
director of the census may appoint
special agents, when necessary.
"The director of the census shall
prepare schedules containing such
interrogatories as shall, in his
judgment, be best adapted to elicit
the Information as to drainage of
wet Ip.nd as may be required for the
purpose of this joint resolution, with
such specifications, divisions and par?
ticulars as he shall deem necessary
to that end, and all reports prepared
under the provisions hereof shall be
designated, 'Special reports of the
census office in relation to drain?
The Anderson county grand Jury
has found true bills on six counts
against Calhoun Harris, former cash?
ier of the Orr Mills, for forgery and
breach of trust.
John Popwell, was shot in Rich
land county Monday by Rural Police?
man Carrell Whiteworth and died
Tuesday. Whiteworth was exonerat"
ed by the jury of Inquest.
Many a doctor has saved a pa?
tients life by not being in when call?
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. ^ ?2~
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 othe
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 1
S ft. long and weighs, boxed, ready for shipment, over 800 lbs. The finest
materials and most experienced workman have produced in the Cote an in- %
strument excellent in tone, power, durability and appearance. Tbis piano ,
Is installed In the best homes, conservatories and music halls in the land :
IsWoll known and widely recommended hy the leading musicians and
It is positively guaranteed formten years by the Manufacturers.
Each and eve^y 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 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 rec
to this office at once. i
eived later than December 24, therefo
\emcniber every nomination blank
immmuimiiu vav^v a*vm mm a * there, properly signed, as the cash is p
wishing to vote must send the money, for which a voting ticket together with a receipt, will be
made out, signed and returned promptly to this office.
re, it is important that the blanks be mailed
, s niimHwii ?.mm 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
*-*u~- ~ -?^.^ u? 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 01 the Sumter Daily Item, and get them to vote lor >cu as
candidate. Ask your friends and neighbors or the merchants with whom \ OU deal to patronize the Osteen Publishing Company by advertisi
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 lor 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.Q We challenge and meet any and all competition on price and quality.
Osteen Publishing Co.
No 18 West Liberty St.
Phone"No". 30, 5~ ?
Sumter, So. Car
SEE PIANO ON DISPLAY AT THE SAVOY ICE CREAM PARLOR.
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