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Thi Bank of Orangeburg
OP ORANGEBURG, S. C.
(APITAL $100.000. ASSETS $81)0,000
SURPLUS and PROFITS $93,000.
Wi h the strongest financial backing of any bank in this sec
tion of the State, and unsurpassed methods in ever) department
we im ite farmers, merchants, individuals, firms and corporations
that h ;ve not already done so to open an account with us.
State < f South Carolina, County of Orangeburg and City Depository.
w. N. SCOVILL,
J. G. WANNAMAKER,
T. M. RAYSOR,
JAS. F. IZLAR, ,
iU. G. BRYANT,
E. N. SOOVILLE?
JAS. M. SEIGNIOCS,
M. G. S?LLEY,
N. H. 'BULL
W. N. SCOVILL,
J. G. WAi JNAMAKER,
R. F. BRYANT,
F. C. BRYANT,
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get 10 per cent, discount on all cash
purchases for the next 30 days.
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We meet competitk n and
every article sold by us is
guaranteed to be as repre
sented or money refunded.
'?J We pay 4 per cent on Savings Deposits.
I Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent.
"The Fashion Shop'"
Complete Outfitters For Men
WANNAMAKER, SM0AK & CO.
TOWN IN THE CAROLINAS
Cast aside your cares and enjoj yourseH one hour.
We have just begun a new line
of films, which are being used by
the leading picture houses of the
country. The titles each day are en
tertaining, w'holesome and attrac
tive. When you are in Orangebui j
it will be well worth your time ?>
lay aside worry and enjoy one hour
with us. Five and ten cents.
14 WEST RUSSELL STREET.
The difficult thing is often to select what to read. A
pe'son who has not the experience ncces?a?y to determine a
gc od book by the author's name, or some unfailing sign has to
Unless he comes to Sims Book Store, vthere nothing is
kept except books that please. We have just received a ship
m Mit of copyrighted novels selling at 50 cents. Over five hun
d; ed titles to select from. We will order any book not in
st )ck at request. We have everything a book store should have.
SIMS BOOK STORE
It would be hard to say that any
city is the "best" city in South Car
olina, yet that is what we are going
to claim for Orangeburg. The fact
that Oranbeburg is tue best city ir?
the whole state is what we are go
ing to prove?and it is no hard task
to prove that it is the best from
many standpoints. It is situated in
the best county in the State from a
farming viewpoint, and, as farming
is the chief asset of every county in
the State, Orangeburg takes high
rank for that reason.
For its size, we fearlessly say that
Orangeburg can show more than any
other city in these parts. More pav
ed streets, more banks, more busi
ness, more school children, better
water, better wages, better sewerage
system, larger business houses, finer
looking buildings, handsomer homes,
splendid health and better moral and
homelike atmosphere by actual com
parison, than any other city of like
size or larger in the State. The city
maintains the best volunteer fire de
partment of its size in the Southern
The hotel accommodations are eq
ualled only by cities of double our
population and are surpassed by very
few cities of double our size. The
railroad facilities are unsurpassed
now and a new road is rapidly near
ing completion. It is possible to
leave Orangeburg in any direction in
the morning and reach any point of
the State by early afternoon. Now
add to these assets a splendid college
with several hundred boarding schol
ars for white and two of the largest
negro colleges in the South, and you
have a consuming population during
the business season of about 2,500
in addition to our regular popula
Orangeburg grows constantly and
rapidly and substantially: 2,900 peo
ple in 1890; 4,400 in 1900; nad
6,000 in 1910. Note the even rate.
This signifies that the false boom is
unknown that characterizes the un
healthy growth of a great many cit
ies For the means of support of
these 6,000 people we have in addi
tion to the regular trade from the
country, two cotton mills, two fer
tilizer factories, six printing offices,
one ice factory, one cotton oil mill,
one brick yard, two iron foundries,
one steam laundry and several lum
ber and planing mills, besides a num
ber of minor factories, bottling
The city has [grown without any
concerted unity on the part of its
business men in the past. In fact, it
has grown in spite of no organized
effort. Simply couldn't telp but
grow. Now we have entered upon
a new era.
Our people are pulling together.
The business men of Orangeburg pay
salaried official to talk and boost
Orangeburg City and County. We
are going to 'grow more rapidly now.
We are going to reach out for larger
things. Yes, the Chamber of Com
merce, composed of the most pro
gressive men of the city are organ
ized to work together. The old
theory of begrudging the other man
bis success, has been discarded. The
business men have actually organ
ized to study and criticise each oth
ers advertisments in a helpful way.
We want every body to succeed in
Orangeburg for there is room here
for every one now and many thous
ands besides that are coming here to
live in the next decade. Come and
live with us and we will help you.
Yes, the men of Orangeburg are
working together now. Several
large anterprises rfre headed this
way through combined effort on the
part of the business men. The grave
of the knocker is dug. No room
here for the pessimist The real
growth of Orangeburg has just be
gun. The growth in the past has
been natural. We are [going to add
to this natural growth, the growth
by enterprise, that made cities like
Spartanburg, Charlotte, Atlanta, Bir
mingham, Jacksonville. We want
every one to learn that Orangeburg
lr the best situation for a city in
South Carolina. Our nearest com
petitors of like size are further away
away than the competitors of any
city in the State. Look at the map!
Sumter is 44 miles away, Columbia
50 miles, Charleston 80 miles and
Aiken over 50 miles! Surrounded
by an imcomparable farming coun
try these distances mean something.
Now look at the location of every
one of the thirteen cities in the State
having 5,000 people or more and
notice the nearness of their compet
itors. Our nearest competitor is Sum
A COUNTY FAIR
Not since the days long gone by
has Orangeburg had a regular Coun
ty Fair. Where people can look at
good stock, meet their friends from
all over the country, and at the same
time break the monotony of daily
toil. But beginning with Nov. 14
the Orangeburg County Fair Associa
tion will begin to hold its annual
fair, which will last four days?14
to 17 inclusive.
The fair this Nevember will be the
first one, and every effort will be
made to make it a huge success. The
capital stock for this fair has already
been taken, amounting to,. !!20,000
by farmers and merchants all over
Orangeburg county. Grounds have
been purchased and the necessary
buildings will be erected by Novem
A premium list of 1,000 premiums
has been aranged and in a short time
will be distributed. These premiums
will cover everything of interest to
both men and women. Secure one of
these lists and enter for the prem
iums. The lists are open to anybody
that cares to enter and the more the
The county fair will be worth the
time it takes for any farmer to at
tend. 'The various instruments he
will see demonstrated, the many in
teresting points about the farm he
will be able to pick up from seeing
the other exhibits, and congenial mix
ture of friends all go to make the
We solicit the patron
age of carload shippers.
ter and nature has provided a large i fa}r a very enjoyable occasion.
stream as a barrier half way. Or
angeburg is going to build up rapidly
as the trading centre for this fine
country lying all around us between
Orangeburg was the twelfth city In
importance -in South Carolina, in
1900, there being eleven larger
places In 1910 we ranked tenth,
there being only nine larger places.
We outstripped Union and Newberry
in the decade race between 1900 and
1910, both of them situated in the
much boasted Piedmont Section. In
this same decade, Sumter dropped
from fifth to sixth place. Orange
burg will rank not lower than sixth
city in South Carolina by 1920.
Watch the prophecy of our slogan,
"20,000 by 1920."
Orangeburg, the Queen of the Edls
to! The Edisto soon to be opened
to navigation for us; a connection
soon to be made with the Seaboard
Airline Railway at North for us; the
United States Government soon to
erect a $60,000 Post Office for us;
new factories coming; a United States
Fish Hatchery coming; new business
es opening every day. A daily paper,
2 twice a week paper, a thrice a week
paper, a once a week paper?keep
your eye on our growth, if you are
not prospering in your present com
munity as you would like and as you
think your talents warrant, come and
erst your lot with us in our tide of
prosperity and growth. Grow with
A corn show will be held In con
nection with the fair, and this fea
ture will be in the hands of experts.
The Girls' Tomato Club will also be
given a conspicuous place in the gen
eral arrangements, and so on. It
is too early yet to make any definite
announcements, but watch the pap
ers for news about the Orangeburg
County Fair, Nevember 14 to 17, and
don't fail to be there.
At. the first meting of the direc
tors the Fair was placed in the care
of the following gentlemen as offi
cers: Capt. J. H. Claffy, president;
T. R. McCants, first vice president;
J. W. Smoak, second vice-president
and A. H. Marchant, secretary and
treasurer Under the efficient man
agement of these men the Fair is
certainly bound to be a success
Orangeburg's New Postoince.
The plans for the new postoffiee
building have been drawn, submitted
ed with slight changes Actual opera
tion in the construction of the build
ing will be commenced on the first
of the year 1912. When completed
it will be the handsomest building in
this immediate section of the State
and Uncle Sam c.+n count on the city
of Orangeburg and her people to
work for better Orangeburg.
Is Taking a High Rank Under Man
agement of Prof. Peterson.
Orangeburg is the home of Orange
burg College, formerly the Orange
burg Collegiate Institute. This col
lege has made some very progressive
strides in the past few years, and has
engaged the same high talent for
next year as usual. There as sev
eral male professors at the College,
maong them Prof. Stiles R. Melli
champ, department of English; Jas.
M. Brailsford, department of history,
Prof. Porter, department of mathe
matics, Prof. Peterson, himself.
The college pays special attention
to its musical department. This
year Prof. T. L. Tinsely and Mrs.
Delia Gilbert, being in charge of the
departments of piano and voice re
spectively. Hoarding students are
taken as well as day students. The
boys are under military discipline,
and the girls are in separate build
ing under a matron. All students
are given close attention.
All Orangeburg merchants ex
tend a welcome to you. But when
in need of Clothing, Shoes, Hats
and Men's Fine Furnishings?See
Glover's first. Ladies' shoes a
specialty. Mail orders will re
ceive prompt attention.
J. E. GLOVER.
Fairey and Week
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
We Make a Specialty in Outfitting
Beef, Pork, Sausage and
Get your fresn meats from the old reliable. We al
ways keep on hand a full supply of choice home dressed
meats. Also fish and oysters in season. Prompt atten
tion to phone orders. Meats delivered to all parts of
Every Man Who Has a Bank
Account Should Feel Proud
Because not only does it make him a better
citizen, but it starts him in the sure road to
be a good citizen.
We have just been named United States
Depository for the Postal Savings Bank, of
Orangeburg, S. C Your Uncle Sam consid
ers we meet every requirement. Don't you
think so? Open that account with us.
THE EDISTO SAVINGS BANK,
Sole Agents for Hamilton Brown's
Line of Shoes
Mr. Business Man:
You know what it means to have everything in
your business just what it should be, and up to
the "Standard." Your "Business Stationary"
demands as much attention and care as any
Our Print Shop
We Carry Burglar Insurance
Sufficient to Cover Any Loss.
Orangeburg, S. C.
Is one of the best equipped in the State, and
we are prepared to handle your business, no
matter what your needs may be. Send us your
next order and let us prove what we say is true.
R. Lewis Berry & Co.,
Orangeburg Evening News,
Daily except Sunday. Today's News Today.