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Thirty-Sec 911(1 Annual Mountain Excursion.
Wednesday, August 16, 1911.
low Sound Trip Rates From Orangebarg, S. C.
Asheville, N. C.
Abbeville, S. C. B-00
.Anderson, S. C. r>-75
?Greenville, S. C. ?r>-SC
Spartanburgv S. C... ;. ?r?-50
"Walhalla, S. C. r'-75
"Washington, D. C.". K'-?O
Hendersonville, ST. C. <>.50
Hot Springs, N. C. ? 50
Xake Ttrraway, & C. ?-50
Saluda, N. C. 6-3*
Tyron, N. C.^'. 6-30
Waynesville, N. 3. 8-50
3Iarion, N. C. 7-25
Chattanooga, Te in. 12-05
TTate Springs, T< an. 9-75
iProportioni tely low rates to other points.
Tickets wil be on sale for all trains August 16th, limited to reach
original startini point returning, not later than midnight September 2nd,
Five Trains From Orangeburg.
5.23 A. M. Ar. Asheville. . . . 2.10 P. M.
10:00 A. M. Ar. Asheville .. 6:50 P. M.
11.17 A. M. Ar. Asheville.. ..7.34 P. M.
10.54 A. M. Ar. Asheville.. . .9.15 P. M.
8.21 P. M. Ar. Asheville .. . .7.00 A. M.
For inforr ation, tickets, etc., apply to Ticket Agent.
J. L. MEEK, * W. C. McGEE,
Asst Gen'l P: ssenger Agent, 'Division Passenrer' A^ent,
ATL; NTA, GA. CHARLESTON, 3. C.
Leave Orangeb irg, No. 15
IjV. Or'b'g Mou itain Special
I.V. Or'b'?, Cat 3lina Special
I.V. Or'b'g, No. 13
Xv. Or'b'g, No. 11
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49 E. RISSELL ST, . ORANGEBURG, S. C
OR/iNGEBURG COLLEGE I
ORANGEBURG, S. C.
Th s school, with a great faculty of Sixteen College and
Universi y trained teachers, will begin its Eighteenth session
Septemt sr 20th. Expenses have been placed within reach"
of everybody. Board, the best in the State, at actual cost.
Fine healthful location. Electric lights. Artesian water.
Broad o >en fireplaces. Thorough courses in Shorthand and
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number >f new students. We absolutely guarantee satisfac
tion. No safer school for your child in all the land.. Write
today fcr our beautiful new catalogue. Address
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147 Bnughton St.Orangeburg, S. C. o
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?ysleiions Death ot Yooog Han 4rooses
Suspicion of Fool flay.
MURDER OR ACCIDENT?
Had Been Missing Since Monday
Night.?Friends Unable to Ad
vance Any Theory.?Left Valua
bles at Boarding House When He
Said Good-bye to Room Mate.
I The mysterious death o'f Mr. R.
C. Shirer, of this city, at Augusta,
Ga., was noted in the last issue of
The Times and Democrat. The fol
lowing particulars of the sad trag
edy we take 'from the Augusta
Chronicle of Thursday.
With his neck broken and a bruise
on the side of the head indicating
a blow, the dead body of Robert
C. Shirer, baggage master on South
ern trains 22 and 17, between Augus
ta and Branchville, was found float
ing in the Savannah river Wednes
daf morning under the railroad tres
tle near the northern end of Wash
ington street. He had been missing
since Monday night and the cause
of his death is shrouded in a mys
tery. , ,
Whether the young man was foul
ly murdered and his body thrown
into the river in the vain hope that
it would conceal the crime, or missed
his footing ?.nd felj from the
trestle into the shallow water as
he was walking across in the dark,
are the questions which are puzzling
the officials of the law and causing
much speculation ?mong the friends
of young Shirer, and many others
who were discussing the mystery.
No motive either for murder or sui
cide has been discovered.
An inquest was held by Coroner
Ramsey Wednesday afternoon at the
undertaking establishment of W. Ed
ward Platt, where the remains had
been taken earlier in the day. Ex
cept for the testimony of Dr. J. H.
Littleton, the coroner's physician,
that death was caused by a broken
neck, there was no testimony to Indi
cate in the remotest degree, In which
manner death came to the unfortun
ate victim; nothing that would
throw even the faintest ray of light
into the darkness In which the case
The jury after a few minutes de
liberation, returned the verdict that
"R. C. Shirer came to his death by
a broken neck, cause unknown to
Shirer Jcame in on his last regular
run at 10:30 o'clock Monday night.
He was 'at the Washington Candy
Kitchen about llrSO: and, according
to the evidence of C. V. Kiisel, his
room-mate and J. H. Cunningham,
who is also a boarder at 310 Wash
ington Street, where the three young
men lived, Shirer came to their
rooms at about 12:30 o'clock that
night and left his watch, a ring and
a i?old pin. He went out a few
minutes later sayini that he was
going to the tenderloin.
That was the last time he was
seen alive, so far as there is any
evidence or other facts to show.
Wednesday morning, at 7:15
o'clock, 31 hours later, his body was
seen floating under the bridge by
Frank Jones, a negro switchman for
the Southern railway. Jones was
crossing the trestle on top of a
freight car being switched into the
city, and called to J. H. Kinard, the
section track foreman, who was
standing nearby, ready to leave for
work with his men; and told him
of what he had seen.
Mr. Kinard immediately went down
the steep embankment to the river
side and finding the body dragged
it ashore. It was floating face down
ward in a depth of water variously
estimated by witnesses as being from
1 5 inches to two feet deep, and from
three to six feet from the bank.
IC. M. Foucher, a night watchman
for the Southern, whose duties re
quire his presence around the end of
the trestle where the ghastly find was
made testified tha"t he had not seen
the body in the river, although he
had been on almost every spot the
afternoon before, and had crossed the
trestle that morning a short while
before Jones, the negro switchman,
saw the corpse floating underneath.
Mr. Fourcher said a lady and sev
eral children were on the river bank
the afternoon before the body was
discovered and the children weire
playing with a dog in the sand where,
12 hours later, the lifeless form was
laid after having been drawn from
the water. The natural conclusion
from this is that the body either
floated down there from further up
the stream during the dark hours of
the night or was lying in ihe mud
on the bottom until the formation
of gases caused it to rise to the
surface between dark and daylight.
The statements of several porsons,
who saw the young man Monday
nicht within a few hours of and im
mediately up to the time of his dis
appearance, are convincing in their
assurance that he was in good spirits
and this, taken in connection with
the absence of any motive for sui
cide, eliminates the. possible theory
There then remains two questions
only: did Shirer fall from the tres
tle, 75 foot to the shallow water be
low, and break his neck against the
bottom, or was he murdered and
thrown into the river?
One thing is certain, he was dead
when he sank under the water, or
life was so nearly extinct that respir
ation had practically ceased, because
the autopsy revealed that there was
no water in the lungs.
If he fell into the water while
crossing the trestle it is not prob
able that death ensued so quickly
from the breaking of his neck that he
would not have breathed again, and
inhaled at least a small quantity
of water. One short gasp would have
taken in enough water to partly fill
the lungs. If this ?an be true, then
the conclusion is inevitable that Rob
ert; Shirer was murdered and his
slayers, like Cain of old, sought to
hide their guilt .from human eyes by
concealing the body.
When Shirer left his friends at his
boarding house he knew he was go
ing into a section of the city where
he might be robbed, and knowing
this, left his valuables'. But how
little did he know the fearful fate
that awaited 'him; how little did the
poor fellow know when he changed
his toilet that he was robing to meet
a violent death.
Was he waylaid and struck a pow
erful blow that broke his neck, or
dl he become involved in a fight for
his life in some dark spot to which
he might have been enticed by those
who sought revenge for some former
grievance or perhaps in some dark
ened room or a gilden parlor?
The police are working dilligently
on the case, following up every clue
but so far no arrests have been made
and every mouth is shut close on the
theories upon which they are pro
Thomas Drayton Shirer, of Char
leston, a brother arrived Wednesday
night and returned with the remains
to their former home in Orangeburg,
where the funeral and Interment
The brother of the young man
said he was .utterly unable to ac
count for the tragedy. He cannot
believe it suicide as the young man
spent Sunday with him at his home
in Charleston and was in excellent
spirits. Neither does he know of
any enemies the dead brother may
ELEVEN GALLANT BROTHERS.
Who Fought for the South in the
Captain Lovick E. D. Felder, a
prominent farmer and large real es
tate holder of the Bowman section
of this county, was in town Thurs
day. While talking with a party of
friends, M.r Felder became some
what reminiscent about the war be
tween the Sections, in which he was
a valiant soldier of the sanguinary
struggle. The following piece of re
markable information was obtained
His parents, the late F. J. D. Fel- ?
der, and Margaret Bowman Felder, j
contributed eleven sons as soldiers
to the Confederacy. They were Lov
ick E. D. Felder, George B. Felder,
John M. Felder, Daniel Felder, Pres
ident A. Felder, Sebastian F. Felder,
D Wesley Felder, Samuel F. Felder,
Reddick A. Felder, Jacob H. Felder .
and Rufus F. Felder. j
Of -these Daniel Felder was killed
at Gravelly Run, and President Fel
der was motrally wounded at Dewy's
Bluff,, Va. Two others, Daniel and
Reddick died during the war of fev
er. Mr. L. E. D. Felder, himself,
was seriously wounded and although
the surgeons wished to amputate his
leg he would not permit it and af
ter many months of suffering he re
LIST OF LETTERS.
Those Remaining Unclaimed in. the '.
Orangeburg Post Office.
The following are the list of letters
remaining unclaimed in tho Orange
burg Post Office for the week ending
Augusc 1, 1911. Persons calling for
same will please say that they are
"advertised." A. D. Webster, P. M.
E. P. Browder.
?Dr. C. C. Brown.
W. C. Brune.
Hurley Dikes. i
Mrs. Josephine Glover.
Agnes R. Griffin.
E. C. Hughes. j
J. H. Jackson.
Mrs. Edna Jackson.
H. K. McKenien.
Mrs. Charlie Moss.
'Adam Nies. i
Mrs. Louise Riley.
Mrs. Emma Whaley.
Mrs. Harriett Youngle.
Get the J. M. batteries at L. E.
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WARRANTED FOR ALL TIME.
If you purchase the NEW HOME you will
have a life asset n t the price you pay, and will
not have an endless chain of repairs.
If you want a sowing machine, write for
our latest catalogue before you purchase.
Tba New Home Sewing Machine Co., Orange, Mass.
Wanted?a few boarders in a well
kept old fashioned country home.
Mrs. Leon F. Lyday, Brevard, N.
C, R. F. D. No. 2.
Registered "Duroc-Jerseys," Pigs,
Gilts, Service Boars and bred sows.
Also pigs for slaughter. Write for
what| you want. L. L. Miller,
Mocksville, N. C.
Yon can start a mall order or light
manufacturing business at home
during spare time with small cap
ital. Valuable circular free. TJ.
S. Specialty Co., Greenock, Pa.
Wanted?Men to learH cotton busi
ness in our sample rooms; two
weeks to complete course; high sal
aried position secured. Charlotte
Cotton School, Charlotte, N. C.
For sale?Southwest Georgia farms.
No finer lands; no better prices.
We speak from personal knowl
edge. Write today for new list.
Epton & Swltzer, Spartanburg,
4,000 acres, 2 1-2 miles Ry., 1,000
acres in cultivation, 50 tenant
houses, good barns, excellent fen
ces; 3.000 acres timber; $20 per
acre. Harrii Realty Co., Claren
Teachers Wanted?Men and women
for good schools now open. Sal
aries $30 to $100. Strong demand
for music and literary combined.
Southern Teachers' Agency, Co
lumbia, C. S.
Perfume Gloss in Starch?makes
clothes white ias snow, and leaves
lasting perfume of Fresh Azure
Violets. Sample 4 cents. Agents
wanted. Shipman Agency, Dept.
R., Buffalo, N. Y.
Wanted?Men and ladies to take
three months practical course. Ex
pert management. High salaried
(positions guaranteed. Write for
catalogue now. Charlotte Tele
graph School, Charlotte, N. C.
Wanted?Men to take thirty day's
practical course in our machine
shops and learn automobile busi
ness. Positions secured graduates.
$25 per week and up. Charlotte
Auto School, Charlotte, N. C.
Farm Lands for Sale.-;?In Bouthwest
Georgia, the country that is com
ing to the front in great shape, not
only the land of promise, but the
land of fulfillment, write us for
land list. M. T. Levie & Son, P.
O. Drawer 57, Montezuma, Ga.
Farm for Sale.?In Houston county,
two miles from Powersville, one
mile off the Macon and Fort Val
ley road, and five miles from Fort
Valley. I offer for sale 279 acres
of good, level farming land, half
cleared; miore can be cleared
if wished. Two good four
room houses and two good wells
of water. For further informa
tion, apply to Box 384, Fort Val
Wanted?Boarders at the Chapman
House, Glenn Spring. Board and
mineral water, $9 a week.
We want you to be one of 2,000 vis
..Itors to The Land of Waterfalls,
write for booklet. Board of Trade
Brevard, N. C.
At Glenn Springs, S. C, The Garne)
House offers good serivce. Splen
did fare and the beat location
Write for rates.
Poplar Glen, Saluda, N. C. Near
post office and depot. Modern con
veniences. Reasonable rates. Spe
cial rates to families and large
parties. Address Miss Minnie M
McFaddin, Saluda, N. C.
Every Horse Owner
dreads that moat dangerous disease, Colic.
Be prcpar 4 far an emergency by ha vine
a bottle of Noah'i Colic Remedy on hand.
Mora animals die from Colic than all other
non-contagious diseases combined. Nine
out of every tan cases would have beep
cured if Noah'i Colic Remedy had been
given in time. It Isn't a drench or dope,
but is a remedy given on the tongue, 10
simple that a wonan or child can rive it.
If it fails to Core, your money will ba
refunded. If your dealer cannot supply
you send 60c in stamps tnd wo will mail
a bottle. (D
.3 Noah Remedy Co,, Inc., Richmond. Va.
Noah'i Liniment Is the
best remedy lor Rheuma
tism, Sciatica, Lume Back,
S11II Joints and Muscles,
Sore Throat, Colds, Strains,
Sprains, Cuts, Bruises,
ColJc, Cramps, Neuralgia,
Toothache, and all Nervo,
Bono and Muscle Achco
and Pains. Thegenulno
has Noah's Ark on every
package and looks like this
cut, but has RED band on
front of package and
'Noah'i Liniment" always
,n RED Ink. Bewaro ol
Imitations. Largo bottle,
25 cents, and sold by all
dealers In medicine.
G&aranteed or money re
funded by Noah Remedy
Co., Inc., Btrhmonrt, "a, J
ATLANTIC COAST LINE
Cheap Excursion Fares
To Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach
From Orangeburg, S. C.
Ten day excursion rate to Wilming
ton and Wrightsville Beach. Tick
ets on sale Thursdays until August
24, limited returning to second Sun
day following date of sale. JJSjJSS!
Summer Excursion Rate to Wrights
ville Beach. Tickets on sale daily
until September 30, limited returning
to October 31, 1911. All tickets
good to return via Wilson, N. C,
24 Page Illustrated Booklet.
28 halftones and map, descriptive of W?mington, Wrightsville
Beach, Carolina Beach, Southport and the lower Cape Fear, together
with a copy of the "Purple Folder" may be obtained from
S. A. Dantzler, Ticket Agent,.Orangeburg. S. C.
or by addressing
W. J. Craig,
Passenger Traffic Manager.
T. C. White,
General Passenger Agent,
Wilmington, N. C.
The Edisto Savings Bank
Orangeburg, S. C.
We want you to own one of our new safety boxes which
we have just put in our fire-proof vault?never keep a fiic
policy in the building insured?you should keep your papers
of value and your jewelry in one of our boxes and be secure.
The United States Government has named this Bank as
the depository of its Posta! Savings Bank funds?let us count
you among our depositors.
Your deposits with us are absolutely secure. We have a
capital ana surplus of $135,000.00 and resources of over
$525,000 which should be sufficient to guarantee you against
loss. We carry Burglar Insurance. Give us your business
and feel safe.
the blacmstone; school for girls
Has since 1894 given "Thorough instruction under positively Christian
Influences at the lowest possible cost."
RESULT: It is to-day with its faculty of 32, a boarding patronage of 328,
Its student body of 400, and its plant worth $140,000
THE LEADING TRAINING SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN VIRGINIA
$150 pays all charges for the year, including table board, room, lights, sttjan?
heat, laundry, medical attention, physical culture, and tuition in allsubjectB
except music and elocution. For catalogue and application blank addiees,
REV. THOS. ROSSER REEVES, B. A., Principal..
Cotton, Corn, Fruit and Timber Land.
In Habersham Co., Ga., for sale at from $5 to $30 per acre on very
easy terms. We can raise a bale of cotton, 50 to 100 bushels of corn
or 10 to 20 2ushels of wheat per acre on low priced land. This is
a better country than you suppose and it will pay you to come to see
me and look over this land and country while the crops are on so you
can see for yourself. Write me for my booklet, list of farms and oth
er printed matter describing this country which is sent free. Address:
J. H. HICKS, - - Clarksville, Ga.
SF^RT^IISr-TBTTIRGr, SOUTH C^ZROLirST-A..
HENRY N. SNYDER, President.
A real college with high standards of scholarship and character.
Excellent equipment. Unsurpassed health conditions. Expenses mod
erate. Loan funds for worthy students. Flfty-eigth session begins
September 2<)th. Write for catalogue.
J. A. GAME WELL, Secretary.
WOFFOED COLLEGE JPTTTING SCHOOL.
A high-grade preparatory school for boys. Small classes. Individ
ual attention. $155 pays all expenses. Next session September 20th.
A. MASON* DuPRE, Headmaster.
Spartanburg, South Carolina.
EgggfgjTjfig^ Z'frl V BEGINNING JUNE FIRST.
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