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SINGULAR CRIME IN AIKEN.
~Edgar L. Shealy, Asleep, Roused by
Crack of Pistol, To Find Him
A:ken, July 15.-Early this morn
ing Edgar L. Shealy, a prominent
young man of this city. was shot in
his room at the home of Misses Rey
n1.ds and McGhee. where lie boarded,
on York street. He wa.s shot onee
-with a pistol, and the ball entered his
thigh and lodged. His wound is not
thought ,to be serious, but it is exceed
ingly painful. The shooting is one of
the greatest mysteries this city has
ever witnessed, and neither the police.
Mr. Shealv. nar the ladies of the
house can offer a satisfactory reason
or s.lut.>n of it.
Mr. iealy is engaged to me mar
ried ani invitations were issued a day
or two ago to, his marriage to Miss
Ruby Coward, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas W. Coward. who reside
a -hort distance from the city. Last
niit Mr. Stealv called upon her.
Mis- Mc(iee attenoled a dance with
Mr. William Murray. who also boards
ziere. Miss Revonlds remained at
home. but she had expected to go
wAen Mr. Shealv left. and on ret-urn
ing about 11 o'clock Mr. Shealy call
ed To see her home from the dance,
bat. -i.nding that she did not come to
tile dan-e. vwent home alone. Miss Rev
rold avers that she left the front
,doo.)r open and a,light burning in the
Arrived at Home.
When Mr. Shealy arrived at the
house he found the front door locked
and no light in the hall. He first rang
the door bell and, as the was doing
so, he says he heard some one walking
in his room upstairs. He thought, he
says. that it was Miss Reynolds try
ing to find a match to strike a light,
but Miss Reynolds says it was not
she. She did not open the door, as
she says she left it open, and she
.tihought it was some one trying to
obtain entrance to the house. A col
ored woman was sleeping in the house,
When Mr. Shealey ealled Miss Rey
nolds recognized the voice and got up
and opened the door. Shealy went
to his room, and soon after retired. At
about 12:4L5 a pistol shot awoke him
Lnd he instantly arose and went to
the .door. wh.ieb he found closed.
He called to Miss Reynolds and
then felt the wound for the first time,
although blood on the bed shows that
The wound had been bleeding before
he got up. He says he was asleep,
lying on his back at the time. A care
J.ul sea.reh of the room revealed noth
ing. No one was there, nor could
.any one be found anywhere in the
house. The colored woman and Police
man Buseh, on his beat. heard the
shot. No one else heard it. Mr.
Shealy says he heard no. sound after
the shot was fired. Mr. Murray and
Miss Mc,Ghee arrived from the danea
,at 1 o'clock.
Shot From Porch.
Hlis room door was shut. The win
d.ow. Opening on a small porch. was
open, and h. believes that he was
shot from tihe porch. Nothing definite
could be found from t.racks. When lie
came in his room he noticed t:ha.t the
window opening on the porch had
'been open ed. notwithstanding, he
savs. that he shut it before leaving.
A physician was summoned at once,
and he is now rest.ing well. The ball
h.as not been extracted yet.
Same bureau drawers were found
o~pen in two down-stairs rooms, but
niothing was missed. Nothing was in
terfered with in Shealy 's room. No
mot-ive canit be ase.ribed for the crime.
The shot was fired from toward his
head, ranging down. Mr. Shealy says
he does not know of an enemy in the
world and he is known to be an ex
* eptionally quiet and well-liked young
man. If it was committed '.y a rob
ber, why -did he shoot when Shealy
was asleep, there being no danger to
the robber? The robbery theory is
not believed gene.rally. But if it was
someone who wanted to murder him,
what was t.he motive7
Mr. Shealy is a highly valued
salesman for Powell Hardware com
pany, and is to be married, his
wounds allowing, to Miss Coward on
the 28th of this month.
It is baffling, and up to this time
.the police can find no clue uponi whi.ib
.to offer any explanation.
.EDGEFTI MILLTS SOLD.
'The ~Price $75,000.-Spindleage to be
lucreased t iO ,000.-The Oil
Edgefield, July 17.-Under an or
ier of Judge J. C. Pritcha-rd of the
Uinited States circuit court, the prop
-orty of the Edgefield Manufacturinlg
c,ompanyv was sold here today by Re
ceivers T. L. Hickman and A. S
Mr. L. W. Parker. the well-known
mill man of Greenville. was the pur
chaser at $75,000.
The followinig items constitute the
pn)qo1I&11 v sold: Seventy-five acres of
land. the cut.ton mill with all the fix
tures and appliances and 20 acres of
land, on which are situated the resi
dences for ,the operatives, the ootton
seed oil mill with al filxtures neces
sary for its operation. and five acres
of land on which it is situated.
The cotton mill biilding is of suffi
cient capacity for 10,000 spindles and
It is understood h.ere2 that r. Par
ker will double the present capacity
of the mill and will in the near future
have it operating.
A number of prominent mill men
from a. distance were her apd inter
ested in the sale, among them. L. W.
Parker. E. E. Verdery and J. J. Ward
if An'u2tia: W. A. Giles. superinten
lent G-anitevnlle mill: D. A. Tomp
kins. J. S. Moore aud J. H. M. Beatty
of Columbia. B. F. Zimmerman and
M. L. Mereahnt of Greers.
The people are well pleased that
Mr. Parker has purchased the prop
erty. as it insures increased in.dustrial
activity for the community.
The capacity o fth,e mill will be in
ci-eased from 5.000 to 10.000 spindles
as soon as the coutr gives title to the
property. The oil mill conneetd with
the property will be overhauled.
SHAH OF PERSIA DETHRONED.
Crown Prince Is Made Ruler In His.
Stead.-Dethroned Ruler Will
Probably be Banished.
Teheran, July 16.-Mohamed Ali,
Shah of Persia, was dethroned today,
and the Crown Prince. Sultan Ahmed
Mirza. was proclaimed Shah by the
National Assembly. composed of the
chief Mujtehids and the leaders of
the Nationalist forces, in the presence
of an immense crowd in Parliament
Mohamed Ali has taken refuge in
the Russian summer legation at Zer
zende, where he is under the pro
I tection of detachments of Cossacks
and Sepoys attached to the Zerzende
by the Russi.an and British diplo
of the business of th
checks or other evidei
must be a reason for t
- much business be don
* There are very many 5
one should have a ch
are not already in the
in and let us show yot
40 Paid in Our S
JNO. M. KINARD, J. Y.
HAULESTON & WESTERN CAR
Schedule in effect May 31, 1908.
ILv. Newberry (C N & L) 12:56 p.m.
Ar. Laurens 2:02 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:35 p.m.
Ar. Greenville 4:00 p.m.
Lv. Laurens 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Spartanburg 4:05 p.m.
L. Spartanburg (So. Ry.) 5:00 p.m.
Ar. Hendersonville 7:45 p.nl.
r. Asheville 8:50 p.m.
Lv. Laurens (C & W C) 2:32 p.m.
Ar. Greenwoo,d 3:32 p.m.
Ar. McCormiek 4:33 p.m
Ar. Afrgusta 6:15 p.m.
Ti-Weekly Pariar Car line be
tween Augusta~ and Asheville. Trains
Nos. 1 and 2, leave Augusta Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays, leave
Asheville Mondays, Wednesdays and
Note: The above arrivals and de
partures, as well as connections with
Iother companies, are given as infor
Imation, and are not guaranteed.
I Gen. Pass. Agt.,
Geo. T. Bryan,
A London paper recently ordered a
series of prizes for the best "tongue
twisting" sentences. The prize-win
ning contributions are:
The black breeze blighted the
brig-ht broom blossoms.
Two tods totally tired tried to trot
Striet. strong. Stephen Stringer
snared slickly six sickly silky snakCs.
Susan shinetli shoes and socks:
Socks and shoes shin-a Susan. She
ceaseth shining sloes and socks. for
shoes and socks shock Susan.
A haddock. a haddock. a black
spotted haddoek: a black spot on the
black back of a. black spottel had
liver Oeltorp ogled an owl d
an owl and an oyster? If Oliver Ogle
thorp ogled an owl and an oyster.
where are the owl and the oyster Oli
ver Oglethorp ogled?
Pointed Paragraphs. ,
(From the Chicago News.)
Do your duty-but remember that
it isn't your duty to do your friends.
How can a young man keep a stiff
upper lip when there is nothing but
down on It?
A man wonders whether or not he
ought to marry until he does-then
he wonders why he did.
The man who loesn't owe a dollar
.can look any other man in the eye
and tell ahin to go to-work.
Men don't understand women be
cause they don't have to.
BARBECUE BACHMAN CHAPEL.
On August 12th there will be a bar
becue at Bachman Chapel church for
the benefit of the church. Refresh
ments-ice cream and lemonade-will
be served by the ladies of the congre
gation. Mrs. Jimmie Epps being at the
head of this. There will be some
speaking on subjects of publi inrere t
Come, all who will and help a cause
worthy of your help.
s country is done with
ices of credit. There
is, else why should so
e this way.
~ood reasons why every
~cking account. If you
90 per cent class come
why you ought to be.
rry. S. C.
McFALL, 0. B. MAYER,
shier. . V. President.
I will give a barbecue Aug 20, at
Mr. R. H. Burton's place six miles
from town, known as Mr. George
Sligh 's home, near Beth Eden. Speak
ing on good roads; amusement for
T. H. Cromer.
NEWBERRY UNION STATION.
Arrival and Departure of Passenger
Trains-Effective.12.01 A. K.
Sunday May 30, 1909.
No. 15 for Greenville .. . .A.57a.m
No. 18 for Columbia .. ..1.40 p.m
No. 11 for Greenville .. ...43 p.m.
No. 16 for Columbia . . ...8.47 p.m
C., N. & L. B
No. 22 for Columbia .. ..8.47 a.m
No. 52 for Greenville .. 12.56 p.m
No. 53 for Columbia .. . .3.20 p.m
No. 21 for Laurens .. . .7.25 p.m
*Does not run on Sunday
This time table. shows the times 3'
which trains may be expe.cted to da
part from this station, but their de
parture is not guaranteed and the
time shown is subject to ch'ange with
G. L. Robin'en.
As Long as They Last
One $450 Piano $285
One 435 Piano 325
Two 4CO Pianos 275
Two 375 Pianos 225
Two 325 Pianos 205
One- 309 Piano 185
One 300 Piano 165
Stan dard makes
Call on or write for
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1320 Mairn Street,
Columbia, S. C.
EVERYTHING IN MUSIC
Barbecue at St. Paul's.
We. the undersigned, will give a
first class ba:be!ue at St. ' Paul's
church Friday, July 30, 1909. A large
attendance is desired.
A first class dinner guaranteed to
all who attend this barbecue.
Come one, come all, and enjoy the
J. Walter Richardson.
Applications will be received by the
undersigned for teacher for Jolly
Street school until July 23. Salary $85
per month. Term five months. Ad
dress trustees. care of chairman at
Slighs, S. C.
jW. B. Biet
T. P. Richardson.
E. P. Werts.
*Play a Mason & HamlIin Pi
true tones. Its tcne cualities t
ite of'great musicians. Avoid t
one whose tone is true.,
We have an i-teres:mg colle
qualities will please y ou.
'ale Buildiin .J I. W$1.0
NOTICE TO SEWER CONTRAC
Sealed proposals will be received
by the ra rsi-ned at Newberry. S.
C.. until '"::..Must 10th. at 12
o'clock noo.:r the extnion of the
water and sewerae :ys! in the city
of Newherr-. Plans :id specifica
tions will . :' ldv !y .July 24th, and
may be sr- at t office of the board
of publie works. Newbl-rry. S. C., or
may be obtained from the consulting
engineers at Columbia. S. C.. on de
posit of $25.00, as a guarantee that
they will be promptly returned. The
right is reserved to reject any er all
M. L. Spearman.
W. F. Ewar:.
Chas. E. Suamer-.
Cnmmis;ioners of Public Wtorkz.
Newberry. S. C.
Wilson. Sompayrac & Urquhart.
Columbia. S. C.
A teacher for Central school. Sal
a ry .)40.00. rerm 5 or 6 nonths. Ap
plicauts apply to either of the under
(i-.nIed In orbefore Aui-us.t 1. 1909.
P. O. W. Stzler.
J. A. Counts.
L. A. Shely.
Pomnar'ia. S. C.
Will furnish first la?ss barbecue on
Edwin Halfacre's place. near St.
Phillips church. on Thursday. July
22. Some gentlemen have been invit
ed to discuss good roads. Everybodv
W. L. Kibl-r.
H. H. Ruff.
University of South Carolina,
Schools of Arts. Science, Ed-,cation.
Law, Engineering, and
Ten different courses leading to
the degrees of A. B and B. S
College fees, room and light $66.
Board per a onth. Tuiti.o re
mitted in special cases.
Forty-two sch-larships. each
worth $100 in ca'h and free tuition.
For catalogue address
S. C. MI'T CH ELL. Pres..
Columbia. &. C.
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