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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 students. 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? giate year. 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? versity. In other lines the University Is con? stantly building. 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 reports. ?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. ? Sibert. FIGHT NEAR SAY FRANCISCO. Place Selected For Jeffries-Johnson Mill. 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. VIMHVHMMHIMIMMIIlllllKIMIMMMMllVIHlMllllMlHKIIIlllHIIlHIHHlllDllll ? $500.22 FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS GIVEN AWAY! ? ? ? ? ? a ? ? ? ? ? m a m m m u m m m m a m a m m m m m u m m m u 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. "1 Do You Want the Piano? It is yours if you comply with the Easy Conditions and Make the proper Effort. II ? ? ? ? ? B ? ? ? ? H U m m m m m m u u u u m m u m m m m m m m m m m m m m 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 of votes. 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 teachers. It is positively 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 1000 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 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 collector. 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. m m a m a a ? ? ? ? a m a a a m m m a m a m a m m m a a a 1 a ? a ? a a ? a ? a ? a ? a a ? ? a ? ? ? ? ? ? a a ? ? 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. I11I1HHHII1U1HHIHMIIIIIII1IIII1IMIIIII1II111! T. Kill MIR HRIIIIR1I1I