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STILES R. MELLICHAMP
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
I Insn-es Dwellings, Furniture, Mer
kantile Stock, Stores, Auto
ALL OLD LINE MILLIONAIRE COMPANIES
GET OUR POPULAR AUTOMOBILE "FLOATER" POLICY.
The cars that deliver the goods; always on the jpb.
Never lay down on you. The new models, now coming
through, are more attractive than ever. Ask about them.
L BENNETT & CO.
26 ST. JOHN ST.
FIRST CLASS PAINTING.
Ilring us your old buggy and we
can make it look like a new one,
HORSE SHOEING a specialty.
General repairs of all kinds.
Log carts built when ordered on
'All work guaranteed.
The Grocery Store
Whose satisfied customers are its
best advertisement, is always sure
to be crowded with good things to
eat in fancy and heavy groceries,
because if it were not, there would
be no satisfied customers. Try us.
We want to serve you. All or
ders promptly and pleasantly filled.
John H. Schachte
IN FINE CONDITION UNDER POST
The store that sells good
Furniture at low prices.
For Fresh Native Meat
Greene, the Meat Man
We wish to call the public s at
tention to headquarters for choice
native meats of all kinds. We strive
to give our customers the best native
meats that the market affords.
Fresh fish every day. Norfolk
oysters when in season. We pay the
highest prices for good, fat cattle
and in the market for them at all
Now Has Rural Routes, City DeliV'
ery, Night Clerk and Postal Bank.
Increase of Ten Years.
The growth of the Orangeburg
post-office, in all of its various de
partments, has been steady and re
veals interesting figures. The ser
vice at the local post office is ex
cellent and it is mainly due to the
untiring efforts and oonstant super
vision of Allie D. Webster, Orange
burg's efficient postmaster.
Ten years ago, in addition to the
postmaster's salary, there was an al
lowance of $470 for local clerk hire
provided .by the department in Wash
ington. At t'ie present time the of
fice employs a total of 18 men, each
one of whom are now upon the ros
ter rolls of the post office depart
ment. In addition to the post mas
ter, there are six clerks employed in
the office, one of whom has been
assigned to all night duty. This
night clerk service being necessary
by reason of the tremendous increase
of mall handled at the local post
office. At present there is no pas
senger train passing Onangeburg on
either the Atlantic Coast Line rail
road or Southern railway that'does
not bring mail to and carry mail
from this office.
Instead of one rural mail carrier
ten years ago, four additional routes
have since been established, diverg
ing out in all directions. These car
riers, with the exception of two,
handle over 5,000 pieces of mail
each month, and the average monthly
sale of stamps by each carrier to
their patrons amounts to more than
$10 per month. The njumber <of
families served by these five rural
mall carriers within their districts
are 687 and a total of 2,400 peo
On June 1st, 1907, a city mall de
livery service was installed, the work
of "which was to be performed by
three letter carriers. Within two
weeks after the service was inaugu
rated it was fully demonstrated that
the work was too great for perform
ance by three carriers. An addition
al carrier was i.nmediatefy granted
the office and at the present time
four carriers deliver on an average
each month of over 80,000 pieces
of mall within the city and collect
therefrom an average each month of
over 11.000 pieces. The area cover
ed by the city mall delivery service
is estimated as a little less than
three square miles, the carriers serv
ing a population of a little more
than 5.500 people. Each of the car
riers deliver daily an average of 72
1-2 pounds of mall in each of their
respective districts, and make an
average of 218 stops each day.
The money order business of the
local post office three years ago
amounted In actual figures to $74,
$125,729.12 and the office is at pres
the money order business reached
$125.729.12 and the office is a pres
ent doing a money order business of
As to the registry business, the in
crease Is very marked, the office hav
ing dispatched for the year ending
June 30, 1907, 944 pieces, while at
present the number of registers dis
patched is over 3,000 per year. A
similar increase in the volume of
business Is also shown in the num
ber of registers received and han
dled in transit through the local of
The Orangeburg post office force
handled, by actual count, during the
month of May of this year 286,225
pieces of mail, of wihich amount
134,380 pieces were received at this
office and 151,843 pieces dispatched.
The postal receipts of the local
post office and increase during the
past ten years is shown in the fol
Year. Amount. Increase.
1901. . ,. . . . 7,603.42 $ 346.27
1902. 7,970.58 367.16
1903. 8,311.55 340.97
1904. 9,107.56 796.01
On June 26th there was Installed
at the local post office a postal sav
ings system and deposits are now
being regularly accepted. The Edls
to Savlngo Bank has been named as
the postal savings depository for this
The plans for the new public
building have been drawn, submitted
to Postmaster Webster and approv
ed with slight changes and actual
operation in the construction of this
post office building will commence
on the first of the year 1912. The
original appropriation of $50,000 for
this building was made by Congress
three years ago, but the delay in
the construction of the building has
been brought about .because of the
asking for an additional appropria
tion of $10,000, which was granted
last year. The sit? for the publfc?
building was purchased at a price
of $10,000, leaving $50,000 with
which to erect and then equip
the post office building. The site
selected is easily accessible and when
the building is completed, with its
basement, main and messanine floors,
will present a handsome and improv
ing appearance. The building will
In all probability be constructed of
pressed brick and granite. The
b'uiding will be located upon the cor
ner of Church street and Court House
Can You Tell Us.
If advertising does not pay in all
lines of business, why is it that those
who advertise are generally the ones
who eventually surpass in promi
nence and financial standing? Why is
It that those wbo advertise most are
those wbo make most? Why is it
hat the extensive advertiser Is a good
natured, jolly fellow, while the man
who knocks advertising is a dried-up
irascible person? The day is ap
proaching when a line will be drawn
between the two classes of business
men, and the advertiser will be patro
nized by those citizens who believe in
happiness through enconomy and mu
They Are the Kickers. . .
The man who habitually sends his
money to mail order houses for goods
whiuh he could buy to better advan
tage to himself from home merchants
Is generally the first to growl about
the deadness of his home town. Ap
parently he forgets that he is a prime
cause of its deadness and that he is
the most fitting person to officiate at
its funeral. Live men Imbued with
true local pride and patriotism mean
a live town every time, even as dead
men mean a dead town. .
Push the County Fair.
In many counties of this and other
States people are getting ready for
their annual fairs. Pigs are
being fattened; biig squashes
are being carefully fed; house
wives are planning to make
prize butter or prize cake; horses
being put through their paces on
county roads and on practice tracks;
candidates are busy arranging speak
ing dates, and business firms are
planning for the arrangement of ex
hibits. That is what the people of
this county must begin to do at once,
so as the County Fair, which is to
open on Tuesday, Nov. 14, will have
the benefit of their erhiblts.
County Fairs are. great educators,
and the one that will be heid in this
county will learn us many new
things. County fairs bring to the far
mer the latest ideas in labor saving
farm machinery; it serves to make
producers work for a high standard
of products; It introduces new and
successful varieties of cotton, corn
and vegetables, of grapes and fruit;
it glorifies the work of 3> farm, and
it brings farmers from remote dis
tricts into touch with each other,
greatly to their benefit. The social
and entertaining leatures of the coun
ty fair are important, too. Aviators,
doing the latest aeroplaning "stunts"
visit these fairs, and many other -won
derful things are shown at them.
The Times and Democrat believes In
County Fairs, and It wants to see our
first fair a grand success.
To that and let us all put our
shoulders to the wheel and push the
Fair along. It is posible to over
do local partriotism, but it seldom oc
curs. As a rule people are too in
different to the place In which they
live. In too m:.ay Instances love of
ease or an unconscious selfishness in
terfere to prevent that enterprise and
incentive to betterment without
which no comunity can flourish. A
pool which receives no supplies of
fresh water becomes stagnant and
dries up, and many a town has had
the same experience because Its citi
zens had no public spirit. Opportun
ities for-growing were neglected and
the result was death. Let us guard
against these pitfalls and work to
make Orangeburg the best town in
Bread, cakes, rolls, pies, Pum- |
pernickle, graham, clov
en, and buttercakes
Wedding cakes on short notice
. W. STOUDENMIRE
Bicycle and Bicycle Sundries
Reading Standard bycycles are the
best, although we have others, both
new and second hand. Prices $10 to
$45. Send to me for anything in the
bycycle line. I have it and can fill
your orders. Express charges on or
ders over $10 prepaid. First class
repairing of bycycles, sewing ma
chine?, guns, etc. Call or write me.
22 Church Street.
Requires Careful Study.
The Galea Times says "a mer
chant can try to get along without
advertising and a man can wink at a
girl in the dark?but what good does
it do?" There is some sense in that
remark, when one thinks It over care
fullv. Honest advertising in the
proper mediums 'has never yet failed
to pay dividends, according to the
amount Invested; but advertising, to
be successful must be given the same
careful study that a merchant give to
the other details of his business?It
should not be done in a haphazard
? ? ??
Our Comic Supplement.
On the first of each month The
Times and Democrat sends out to
every subscriber whose subscription
is paid up to date its monthly comic
section. This section is the same
as is used by several of the leading
papers of the country, and In sub
scribing to The Times and Democrat
yoi1 iget the comic supplement once
a month in addition to the regular
paper three times a week.
We still carry The Richmond Go's
full line of stoves. They have been
handled in this house twenty-two
years. Every stove guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction. The best
The celebrated Cameron Steel Range
which is guaranteed to be the best
and .will last longer than any steel
range manufactured. Thirty days
S. A. Blackmon
E. N. SC0VILLE
44 West Russell
Spasmodic advertising Is of no
Its the steady hitting that drives
A NEW FURNITURE STORE
PH( NE 360.
R. J. GREENE
40 E. RUSSELL
We have just opened a new and complete stock of
FURNITURE, TRUNKS, RUGS, MATTINGS AND
STOVES which we have on display at No. 5 W. Russell
St. (next to Edisto Savings Bank).
We are now ready to fill your wants in this line
from a new and well selected stock at prices entirely
new to all Orangeburg. We have had our store open
but a few days but during that short time we have had
the pleasure of proving the truth of this statement.
ATKINSON FURNITURE COMPANY
ARE YOUR SOX INSURED?
"Holeproof" for men and for women?all soft, light weigbt, cool,
stylish and attractive?and perfection in fit. Six pairs "guaran
teed" for six months. Mens hose six pair for $1.50. Ladles hose six
pair for $2.00.
"Holeproof Silk Hose"?three pairs guaranteed for three months.
3 prs Ladfes Silk Hose for $3.00. 3 prs Men's Silk Hose for $2.00
A full stock of all sizts and col-ors.
A large stock of Wall and Decorative Paper on shelves at all
Cypress Shingles, dressed lumber, framing and boards on yard
to deliver on the minute. No waiting on saw mills. Prices the
Bagging and ties at the lowest prices.
A large stock of Dry Goods, Shoes and Groceries at prices that
will sell them.
That E. E. Culler has car loads
of Buggies, Wagons, Harness
One 8,000 pound capacity Milburn log wagon at a bargain,
one, two and three horse wagons.
BUGGIES?Any style and any quality. Any price. The High
Point Buggy is as good as any that ever came to Orangeburg for
the money. The Oxford Buggy is better than any buggy at the
same price. The Sandford Buggy has no equal In quality. We
have others in stock, such as: Delker, Parry, Peerless and Capital.
All high grade and well finished vehicles.
Over 1 Of sets of Harness to pick over. Such as Montgomery
Moore & Co's. None better. Smoak and McCreary's are made up
to-date. The Superior Harness, fine quality is always there. Graft
and Moesbtach make good harness. Martin and Robertson are first
Come in and look our sttock over and get prices.
The most important is quality, prices and quantity.
"EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME."
E. E. CULLER