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MAY COME THIS WAY
AUTOMOBILE ROUTE FROM NEW
YORK TO JACKSONVILLE. 1
May Include Orangeburg in the New
Official Highway That Will Soon
There is a chance of Orangeburg
beng placed directly on the great na
tional automobile highway that runs
from New York to Jacksonville. Ow
ing to. the .i'faculty experienced jby
the Glidden tourists in negotiating
the route between Charlotte and At
lanta, the route committee of the
American Automobile Association,
which is selecting the shortest and
most attractive route from New York
to Jacksonville, has decided to elim
inate the Charlotte-Atlanta run, and
look over the route touching Colum
bia, Augusta and Savannah. The
News and Courier S8.ys automobilists
in this section of the icountry believe
that they will be able to show the
roatae committee of the A. A. A.
that the best route lies via Charlotte,
Columbia, Orangeburg Bowman and
Savannah. The automobilists of
Orangeburg, Bowman, and other
?points in Orangeburg County will be
delighted to have the route come
this way, and will do their share to
The News and Courier says 1 a rep
resentative of the route committee
left Jacksonville Monday morning
for the purpose of scouting in this
section of the country and picking
out the best route. A concerted ef
fort will be made by the automobile
clubs of Charleston, Savannah and
Orangeburg to convince the scout of
the desirability of the Columbia
Orangeburg-Savannah route. The
acout was expected to reach Colum
bia either Wednesday or Thursday.
He will be met by a delegation from
the Charleston Auto Club in either
"If the Columbia-Orangeburg-Sa
vannah project route is selected,
Charleston will be within one and
one-half hour's auto ride from the
national highway. This means a great
deal to the future of the city. Both
Charleston and Savannah will fight
for this rout-* as it will be greatly to
the interests of the commercial life
of both cities to secure tie official ap
proval of the A. A. A. as to the desir
ability of the road. It will not only
bring a host of tourists directly from
?New Pork, and other points in the
Sforth ahd East to Charleston over
the highway, but it will mean that
sightseers ad travellers will ship
their autos to Charletson from the
groat ports of the North unload
them here, and make their start
ing point for trips to every portion
of the Southeast. Charleston is the
first port of call for the Clyde steam
ers south cf New York, and the fact
that the city will be within easy
, striking distance of the national
highway will bring thousands of
tourists here every season the year
"There is a possibility that .the
Charleston and Savannah auto clubs
will become interested In the build
ing of a highway between* the two
cities, and in this way the National
Highway can be brought to run di
rectly through Charleston. The feast
ibility of this scheme will be thor
oughly looked into by President J.
M. Connelley of the local automobile
. "'If the ?Colunibia-Orangeburg'
Bowman-Savannah route is declared
the official one by the A. ?. A. scout,
who will ride over it within the next
lew days, Charleston will connect
with It about fifteen miles northwest
of Summerville. The Summervillo
Loop is now being put in the best
possible condition and it would bo
but a comparatively short time be
fore the whole distance between this
city and the tapping point of the
National Highway could be working
Into a capital highway."
Orangeburg must lookout for the
scout when he comes, and tell him
of the advantages tills route presents
over all others. Ho will be here in
a day or two. ;
Young Cooper May RecoTer.
The Columbia correspondent of
The News and Courier says some im
provement is noted in the condition
of Howell W. Cooper, a well known
young merchant, of Salley, who was
brought to the Columbia Hospital
Saturday afternoon, seriously in
jured from wounds sustained from
shots fired by Henry Corley, another
merchant, of Salley. Physicians ap
pear to entertain hopes for the recov
ery of Mr. Cooper.
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Sheriff Olin M. Dantzler III.
The St Matthews correspondent of
The State says "Sheriff Olin M.
Dantzler, who has been ill for some
weeks, has found it necessary to go
to an infirmary for treatment. His
physician advises that it will be
some time before he will be able to
assume active charge of his office a
gain. During his absence the sher
iff's office will be in charge of F. D.
Hungerpillar, special deputy."
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Death of a Little Child.
Bowman, November 1st.?Special:
Corine, the beloved little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Wilson", on R.
F. D. 1^ died yesterday afternoon
and will' be buried at Walnut Grove
Baptist Church near here Wednes
day. Little Corine was about four
years old, and was the idol of her
parents. The bereaved family have
the sympathy of this community.
Report Proves Untrue.
The report i:hat Arthur Bowen,
the fiend who attempted to assault a
lady at Springfield, bad been caught
is not true. Bowen is still at large
but the authorities believe they wili
locate him sooner or later and bring
him to trial. He wan greatly assisted
Is his escape by negroes who live
SOME ADDITIONS MADE.
In the Auto and Horse Racing at
the County Fair.
Since the announcement some days
hack hy the committee in charge of
the racing event at the Orangeburg
County Fair, to be held here the mid
dle of November, some changes in
the event have become necessary. The
racing events especially in regards
to horse races, had to be changed in
order that they -would be more at
tractive to outsiders. The new sched
ule for *he automobile rapes will be
1. Fifty Mile Race (fer cars with
4 1-2 cylinders bore and under)
stripped as deBired. First prize $100.
2. Ten Mile Race for strictly
stock icars, with four inch cylinder
bore and under, less top, lamps and
windshield. Prize $25.
3. Five Mile Race, free for all,
open to any car except special equip
ped or stripped cars. Cash Prize $10.
Entrance fee will be $10 for each
car entering in first and second race.
All entrances must be made before
November 10th. Any information de=
sired may be had from chairman of
C. R. Culler,
> L. "Bennett,*
W. S. Barton, Jr.
The new schedule for the horse
races is as follows:
1. One mile, 2.40 trot or pace,
test two in three heats. Esfrance fee
ten per cent of purse. Prize $100.
2. Free for all one half mile dash
Entrance fee, ten per cent of purse.
3. One half mile dash, county
raised. Entrance fee ten per cent of
purse. Prize $25.00.
4. Mule race, half mile race, free
for all. No entrance *ee. Prize $15.00
1. One mile, three minute trot or
pace best two in three heats. En
trance fee ten per*" cent of purse:
2. Five eights mile dash, free for
all, entrance fee ten per cent of
purse. Prize $50.00.
3. County raised, free for all one
half mile trot or pace. Three heats.
Entrance fee ten per cent of purse.
4. Quarter mile dash, Ox race,
free for all. No entrance fee. Prize
?l""v" W. M. Sain,
j if' \ Jas. C. Fairey,
,(i .; ": John Rast^
They Must Be Here.
Vances, Nov. 1.?Special: It seems
that the men who made out the pre
mium list for the County Fair left
out oats completely, which is one of
our main crops. Nor have they pro
vided a premium for twin stock.
There is no inducement for Mr. W.
D. Moorer to exhibit his one year
old twin mules nor his oats. He
made over ninety-one bushels to the
acre on three and one-half acres. He
had a field of seven and ? half acres
of the same kind. One of the head
men of the fair asked Mr. Moorer to
be sure to exhibit his mules. He said
he would see that there was a pre
mium provided for that kind of
stock. It would not pay him to take
them to the fair just for people to
J. F. S.
Camp Thos. J. Glover.
At the last meeting, of Gamp Thos.
J. Glover U. C. V. No. 457, which
was held on Tuesday, the 24th the'
following officers were elected to
serve for the ensuing year with the
exception of Commandant Emeritus,
Jas. F. Izlar who was elected for life.
Commandant?John C. Pike, Sr.;
1st. Lieut. Com.?Wm. V. Izlar; 2nd.
Lieut. Com.?Jas. M. Moss; 3rd.
Lieut. Com.?G. L. Salley; Adjt.?
F. A. Schiff ley; Treas.?C. R. Jones;
Quartemaster?Geo. A. Smoak, Sergt.
Major?Jude Robinson; Chaplain?
Rev. D. D. Dantzler; Color Bearer?
H. F. Till; Color Guard?J. C. Gar
vto; Color Guard?J. C. Heaner;
Sponsor?Miss Ollie Jones.
Mr. F. S. Dibble former Adjt., and
Col. M. Glover former treasurer de
Methodist Sunday School Building.
The committee having in charge
the erection of a Sunday school
building for St. Paul's- Methodist
Church met on last Monday night
and adopted the plan of the build
ing. It will be a little over on hun
dred feet long and over fifty feet
wide, with some twenty-three class
rooms, besides larger rooms for the
Bible and kinder-garten classes. The
class rooms will be arranged in a
semi-circle around the altar up and
Jown stairs. It will be located be
tween the church building and the
dis-.rict parsonage. The foundation
will be laid very soon.
New Policemen Sworn In.
Mayor Sain presented the commis
sions (to the recently elected police
force on Tuesday. The new force
is composed of W. H. Edwins E. C.
Fairey, C. H. Williamson,' J. H.
Spears, R. F. Jennings, W. S. Gib
son, F. A. Schiffley and J. B. Ether
idge with W. F. Robinsont W. M.
Castlebury and Pooser as special of
ficers asd A. Fischer, chief. After
they had taken the oath, Mayor
Sain made a short talk to the men in
which he Impressed upon them the
importance of their duties, and in
formed them that they would be ex
pected to do their duty in every par
Meeting of the Winthrop Daughters.
The Winthrop Daughters will
meet with Miss Rena Wald on Satur
day morning at ten o'clock. All
former Winthrop students teaching
or residing in Orangeburg County
are c?dially invited to attend this
ffcLLS OF GUOI) rUN
PRICE SUGGESTS A WAY TO FI
NANCE COTTON CROP.
Advocates a Method After the Fash
ion of the Brazilian Coffee Valori
Mr. Theodore H. Price, head of
the Price-Campbell Cotton Picker
Corporation and one of the foremost
figures in the cotton world of today,
suggests in a letter to Gov. Colquitt,
of Texas, a plan for financing the
cotton crop of the South after the
fashion of Brazilian Coffee valoriza
tion, which has worked well in Bra
zil, and which has saved the coffee
planters of that country from utter
bankruptcy. There is no reason why
the plan would not work equally as
well here, and save our farmers mil
lions of dollars each year. Here is
the plan in brief as suggested by
The attention of the entire ecco
nomic world has recently been di
rected toward the success of the so
called plan of coffee valorization
adopted by the State of San Paulo,
and later by the Brazilian govern
ment in 1906. Coffee was then sell
ing in Brazil at about 4 cents a
pound. That was below cost of pro
duction, and the country was rapidly
becoming impoverished, in brief,
what happened was that the State of
San Paulo authorised the issue of
275,000,000 of 5 per cent bonds for
the purchase of coffee then for sale
at the ruinous prices then prevail
These bonds were an obligation
of the State, secured ,by the hypo
thecation of the coffee purchased.
|TheV were readily taken in London,
and v/ith the money thus realized
[and suprplus supply of coffee then of i
fering was purchased, and accummu-1
lated at the port of Santos, being
[put in the hands of three commis
sioners to sell at an equitable price
The policy was preserved in ancl
the result is that although the sup
ply of coffee has not diminished, but
rather Increased, the price has ad
vanced IS cents a pound, and Brazil
Is again prosperous, while the con
sumer of coffee is not conscious of
the infinitestimal increase in the
cost of his morning beverages.
I have not been able to see why
the Southern States, either collect
ively or separately cannot pursue the
same course. Under the good old
Democratic doctrine of "States
Rights" they are soverigns, and un
less it be unconstitutional, they are
at liberty to buy anything produced
in their own business. Under the Fed
eral constitution they are not amend
able to the Sherman act, nor would
such procedure be in restraint of in
If the policy were adopted it would
insure, not only to the economic ad
vantage of every citizen of each par
ticular State, but it would also pay
a sufficient profit to largelh reduce
the burden of State taxation.
I believe that such an issue of
bonds could 'be instantly placed, and
constitutional barrier to such action,
guarantee the negotiation of them
under proper conditions. If there is a
conotitutional barrier to such action,
then that barrier should be speedily
removed by amendment. In the South
constitutions have been not infre
quently amended in the interest and
protection of a small minority.
The proposed course in one that
would benefit every man, woman
and child in the cotton States, and
less directly the whole American pop
If the suggestion procedure be
thought too radical, then I take the
State of a tax of $1 per bale upon al
ternative, the imposition by each
State of a tax of $1 per bale upon all
the cotton produced within its bord
ers. This tax to be levied to be used
to pay the interest on loans negoti
ated for the purpose of buying up
and controlling the surplus of cotton
during the autumn and holding it
until it can be cold at an equitable
Such a tax, If imposed upon this
year'3 cotton crop would probably
yield a revenue of '513,000,000. This
sum would pay 5 per cent, interest
on a bond issue of $260,000,000,
and I believe that r;n obligation so
created and secured by the hypo
thecation of the cotton for the pur
chase of which it was expended,
could be readily negotiated. In fact,
I think I could negotiate such a
If I am rightly informed, I un
derstand that the State of Texas and
one or two other Southern States
levy a tax upon bank deposits, the
proceeds of which taxes are used to
guarantee the bank depositors. The
principle is not dissimilar. Several
of the Southern States hav?< for the
benefit of their citizens, built and
operated railroads, an nearly all of
them are today engaged in various
sorts of business, which are conduct
ed in the interests of the .community.
Why, then should they hesitate at
engaging in a business which would
protect nearly all their citizens
against the consequences of economic
waste and ignorance
The cotton purchase under the
proposed procedure could be stored
at various important points of accum
ulation, such as Fort Worth Dallas,
Houston, San Antonia or Galveston.
The farm^j desiring to dispose of
his cotton could send it to the State
agent with the assurance that he
would promptly receive the proceeds
of its honest valuation upon the bas
is of the price which the State de
termined it could afford to pay.
The bonds, the issuance of which
is contemplated, could be sold abroad
and the appreciated value of the cot
ton we export would more than suf
fice to liquidate the indebtedness so
incurred without in any way, tax
ing the credit machinery of the
PRAISE THE LORD.
For His Many Mercies and Blessings
President Taft on Monday issued
his annual Thanksgiving proclama
tion, calling upon citizens of the
United States to celebrate Thursday,
the 30th day of November, next, as a
day of thanksgiving and prayer. The
proclamation reads as follows:
"The people of this land, having by
long sanction and practice set apart,
toward the close of each passing
year, a day on which to cease from
their labors and assemble for the pur
pose of giving praise to Him who is
thie author o2 the blessings they have
enjoyed, it is my duty as chief execu
tive to designate at this time the day
for the fulfillment of this devout pur
"Our country has been signally fa
vored in many ways. The round of
the seasons has brought rich harvest.
Our industries have thriven far be
yond our domestic needs, the pro
ducts of our labor are daily finding
enlarged markets abroad. We have
been free from the curses of pesti
lence, of famine and of war. Our
national counsels have furthered the
cause of peace in other lands and the
spirit of benevolence has brought us
into closer touch with other peoples,
to the strengthening of the bonds of
fellowship and good will that link
us to the comrades in the universal
brotherhood of nations. Strong in
the sense of our own right and in
spired by as strong a sense of the
rights of others, we live in peace
and harmony with the world. Rich
in the priceless possessions and abun
dant resources wherewith the un
stinted bounty of God has endowed
us, we are unselfishly glad when oth
er peoples pass onward to prosperity
and peace. That the great privilege
we enjoy may continue and that each
coming year may see our country
more firmly established in the regard
and esteem of our fellow nations is
the prayer that should arise In every
"Wherefore, I, William Howard
Taft, president of the United States
of America, designate Thursday, the
30th of November, as a day of
thanksgiving and prayer and I earn
estly call upon my countrymen and
upon all that dwell under the flag of
eur beloved country then to meet in
their accustomed places of worship to
join in offering praise to Almighty
God and devout thanks for the loving
mercies he has given to us."
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THE NEWSPAPER MAN.
Our eyes are thick for slumber and
our brains are tired and stale;
Nerves we have none to speak of, yet
we never dare to fail.
There are always cries for "copy,"
and they never cry in vain,
For the Press' need ds cruel and
reeks not of our pain.
Through the endless summer evening
when we should be with our
We are endlessly recording all the
tales of other lives.
We recount the deeds of heroes;
there are new ones every day;
Or are reveling in scandal for?about
a teamster's pay.
We greet the new-edged statesman;
self-important, green, elate;
We warn the politiciains what to do
to save the state;
We clink glasses with good fellows;
yet we've got to keep our head,
For the scandals of the living and the
virtues of the dead.
There are some that seem to envy the
positions that we hold,
To think that our typewriters are like
pens of beaten gold;
For we still keep happy faces?
though our homes we seldom
And the smiles of wife and children
are denied to such as we.
But I guess we'll keep on going; take
assignments; do the work;
We may loaf, or drink or gamble;
but our tasks we may not shirk;
For it's in our blood?the fever?and
we die off one by one?
But the Press goes on forever, for its
work is never done.
Home Booster's Creed.
Under the above caption the Imple
ment Dealer's Bulletin publishes the
creed of a loyal-spirited trade-boost
er who lives good reasons why he
should support tJhe home merchant.
The Bulletin suggests that all read
ers of the creed should ask their
local papers to publish it.
"I buy at home:
"Because my interests are here.
"Because the community that is
good enough for me to live in is
good enough for me to buy in.
"Because I believe in transacting
business with my friends.
"Because I want to see the goods.
"Because I want to get what I buy
when I pay for it.
"Because my home dealer carries
me when I run short.
"Because every dollar I spend at
home stays at home and works for
the welfare of my town.
"Because the man I buy from
stands back of the goods.
"Because I sell what I produce
here at home.
"Because the man I buy from pays
his part of the town, county and
"Because the man I buy from gives
value received always.
"Because the man 1 buy from helps
support my school, my church, my
lodge, my home.
"Here I live and here I buy."
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What awful crops are sown?and
reaped?.by the idle rich! Robert W.
Chambers tells ahout them in "The
Danger Mark." Thrilling, absorbing.
Formerly published at $1.50; now
fifty cents at Sims Book Store.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
PICKED UP ALL OVER TOWN BY
What Is Happening Here and There.
Local Items of Personal Interest
to Oar Readers. ?
We want good weather for the
Any whiskey is bad, but blind tig
er whiskey is the limit.
Christmas will soon be here. So
you had better be good, boys and
The weather bureau missed it this
week. It promised dry weather but
the rain came on Tuesday morning
Mrs." Annie Parks left this morn
ing for Rock Hill, where she has
accepted a position as operator in
the Western Union office,
Mr. Geo. A. Schiffley having re
signed as second lieutenant of the
Edlsto Riflesf Mr. Geo. M. Seignious
was elected to the vacancy.
While looking for comets early in
the morning you may get a splendid
view of Venus, which will be a morn
ing star the balance of this year.
The United States Marine Band,
which delighted a good audience on
Tuesday at the Academy of Muuc,
is one of the best in the world.
Hospital Steward W. 0. Sheridan,
of the United States Navy, is on a
visit to his aunt, Mrs. Jas. L. Sims.
Mr. Sheridan is now stationed at
A correspondent writes us that he
understands that the Providence sec
tion will be represented at the Coun
ty Fair with their many county rais
ed horses and mules. They have some
A man rode down on the pave
ment on the South side of Amelia
street on a motorcycle at a rapid rate.
Pedestrians had to give him the right
away or be knocked off the sidewalk.
Such a thing should not he allowed.
There 111 be a sale of doll clothes
at the Five and Ten Cent Store the
early part of December for the bene
fit of the Young Ladies Home Mis
sion Society of St. Paul's Methodist
Church. Orders for dressing dolls
will also be taken.
A union missionary meeting of the
ladies of the city churches will be
heid at St. Paul's Methodist Church
on Wednesday afternoon, November
22, at half past four o'clock. The
ladies of the different churches will
take part in the proceedings.
A gentleman who lives in a. half
mile of Mr. D. D. Moorer, of Provi
dence, says he has a pair of fine
one year old twin mules . The
mother of the mules now has a beau
tiful horse colt. Every farmer who
can should raise a horse or mule
Woman's character may be liken
ened to a postage stamp?one black
mark ruins it. Man's character may
be likened to a greenback?no mat
ter how man sfains it still passes at
par. This is certainly not a j ast stand
ard yet it has been established by
society the world over.
The Times and Democrat voting
contest will be conducted fair to all.
For that reason no bonus votes will
bo given for subscriptions as far any
thing else. The votes that wins the
prizes will be earned, not. bought.
This will put all the contestant on
the same footing, and the one that
does the most work will win.
She plays her game with a ready
And a steady hand and true;
She marked her man
When the game began
And she knows him through and
Nothing, to gain and nothing to lose,
And nothing to choose or care!
A kiss for the stakes,
And if his heart breaks
She is only playing fair.
A smile, a rose, and a maddened fool,
A saddened fool?and wise'
And the woman won!
The game is done?
Dear God! the look in her eyes!
But ah! |Time ere the woman would
Ere the woman could, and now
She owes her skill
To the careless will
Of the man who taught her how.
The County Board of Education
hereby endorses Tuesday, Nov. 14,
as Educational Day of the County
Fair and recommends that the Trus
tees encouage teachers and scholars
to attend the Fair on above date.
We expect each school to be repre
sented in one or more of the con
The following liberal prizes have
been offered by the Fair Officials:
Selling Match for boys and girls,
two representatives from each
school allowed, Progressive speller
Par: 2 Sees. 1 and 2 basis. Prize $3
Half-mile race, one boy from each
school. 'Prize $"> in gold.
In the running broad pump, the
standing broad jump, the running
high jump and the standing high
jump one boy from each school is al
lowed, and the prize for each is $3.
Same boy may compete for as
many prizes as he likes.
We request our teachers to make
the nacessary tests in spelling, run
ning and jumping and select their
representatives and report same to
this office at once giving name, school
and P. 0. of each contestant.
These names will be turned over
to the persons in charge of the sev
L. W. Livingston,
i I. W. Bowman,
C. J. Rast.
Members of Co. Board of Ed.
Russell'Street, Orangeburg. S. C.
Gone to New York.
Owing to the unprecedented sales in our ready-to-wear depart
ment, we found it absolutely necessary to si cd cui Mr. Eert. Kahn
weiler to New York to select and express $cne new nimlsrs in
ladies suits, coats and skits, besides children* coats, dresses and other
ready-to-wear. THERE MUST BE A REASON why our ready
to wear department is so extremely popular. The answer is simple.
Our suits cannot be equaled elsewhere, the materials are ?ne and
the styles you must see for your self. FOR INSTANCE: (jgfi
At $12 50, Ladies strictly tailored suits made of finest all wcol
fancy serges, coats cut in the newest 28 inch D?mmere style and the
skirt cut with the latest six gore model with box panel both iront and
back. An unsurpassable value.
At $7.75, excellent smooth finished cheviot coat fcr ladies, semii
I firing and made with the new shawl collar of velvet. Costs on side
with two black silk loops. Such a value never cffeied befcre in Caro
At $4.95, Chi'ds rich silky Caracul coat made in stylish ccuble
breasted effect with turn over storm collar, sizes 6 to 14. An un
Did You Ever
of Value for
This modern puzzle and gift
plan of selling pianos for nothing
is beyond us,
We are legitimate piano dealers
and believe in giving the public a
We sell you a piano, quality
considered, cheaper than any
dealer or agent in South Carolina,
for cash, or give you plenty of time
to pay for it.
Knabe, Kranich & Bach, Lau
ber, Marchant and 12 other lead
ing makes of pianos. Putnam,
Farrand, Estey and Carpenter
. Edison Phonographs, Records
and Supplies. Better come and
take a look at our stock before
buying. Write us for catalogue.
archant Music Co.,
BS E. Russell Street.. .. w\. Orangeburg, 8. O. X
LAST SUMMER I WONDERED
WHAT THEY DID WITH ALL THE
GRAPES. I KNOW NOW THEY
TOOK THEM AND DRIED THEM
AND MADE THEM INTO RAISINS.
RAISINS ARE MIGHTY NICE TO
GO IN A CAKE, AND MIGHTY NICE
TO HAND ROUND WHJ3N YOU
WANT TO SPEND A LONG TIME
AT THE TABLE TALKING.
P. S. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT
NICE RAISINS, CURRENTS, CIT
RON, NUTS AND THINGS THEY
PURE FOOD STORE.
Williams & Sharpers on
Merchant Tailors and Dry Cleaners
First Ctass Worknj&pslpip Gu&r&ijteed.
Special Attention to Ladies Clothes.
Suits Made to Order.
Clothes called for and delivered.
Under Post Office Orangebuig, S. C
For the Best Stationery
SIMS BOOK STORE.