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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1909. lend at the Poetofllce at Sum t er, 8. On ?* Second Claaa Matter. PERSONAL. 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? ter. 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. Molse. 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. Hutchinson. 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 neaday. Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Du Pose of Blsh opvldle were In the city Wednesday. Mr. L A. Ryttenberg spent the day In Columbia. 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? day. 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 need. 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 price. 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 like business. DILLON IS GAME. Tan Gentlemen Put l*p $2ft,000 for The Court House off Proposed New County. 1 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? day? 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? sary. DEATH. 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 ceremony. 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. | Harralson ? 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 acreage? 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 cog . 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. iVIIHIHHIHSIHIMMHIlllHHHIlHIIIl iSMBMB liaBllIllllMHIllMHIllHHSIIllHI M a ? a ? S5O0.8S 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 of votes. 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 ti achers It is posili-ely guaranteed for ten years by the Manufacturers. Nominations. 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? son. 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 ballot. 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 collector. wis 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. SEE PI O ON DISPLAY A.T THE SAVOY ICE CREAM PARLOR. IIMHM1IVVMIHMMI1KMXIMHMIIHMIHIII1HH1K ?????????? IB a U RH IS Si1.': ? ? m w ? m m m m ? m m m m ? m m ? m m u m ? m ft m m m ? ? m ? m m ? m ? m m ? ? ? ? ft ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? m u u u m ? I ? ? ? ? K ? ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft rfftftftftftft