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MINISTER'S HISSING WE
ONE OF .'>0,000 EACH YEAR
Washington Has Fewer Cases of Dis
appearing Persons Than Any
The mysterious disappearance of
Mrs. "W. H. Grcever, wife of the Rev.
"W. H. Greever, of Columbia, S. C., who
anished in. the down-town shopping
district about ten days ago, is d-estined
to go down in police records with that
f 50,000 other persons who, according
1k> the records of the United States
immigration commission, sink from
ieht every year.
Washington has fewer persons missing
than any other city in the country,
says the Washington Post of February
26, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia
report scores to one in the capi-1.-1
What becomes of tbese persons who
anish before the eyes of their families
and friends? In the majority of cases
they turn up eaf? and sound in a short
lime, death overtakes some, and 6ome
Are nereor heard from.
Mi*. Greever, irhose case is now attic.cting
the attention of every police
department in the East, ecame to this
?ity last fall from South. Carolina to unfego
treatment by a local sepcialist.
About t?n dara aeo she came down
*nm to make a few purchases. While
hi the chopping district eh? left her
companion for a moment and has not
Heen seen since. The police were nok
tified and a search was immediately in"A*A
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i^aa notified. He cam? to this city, and
Js now actively engaged in searching,
lor his wife. The police have several
theories, hut not a clew has been found.
Two Completely Yanish.
There are but two cases in the IrisWry
of th? local police department
where persons have disappeared and
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though scores leave- their homes, without
a report being made to the police,
these two ar? the only ones which the
?ecorcUi at headquarters show "misstog."
On February 9, 1909, Richard Van
Born, a clerk in the department of agriculture,
left his home, and no "word
Mas ever been received, from him.
Van Horn left his home one morniig
for his office. He appeared to he
te th? feest. of health, had no financial
r home troubles, and was liked by
T?ry one irho knew him. Several days
before, however, he had complained of
? When be did* not return to ais noia^
lis relatives got into communication
Utth th? police. It "was learned that
Ian Horn had been to his office that
day, discharged his duties, and l*ft
at the closing hour. The last seen of
kim was in front of the department,
was chatting with a friend.
Although the police worked for
oaany month# on the case, they never
uld locate him.
Case ef Dr. Gray.
The case of Dr. William Gray, an
ftgeg dentiat, irho disappeared froia
*e "waiting room of Georgetown university
on March 1, 1911, puzzled the
police for several weeks. Dr. Gray's
jdy ira* subsequently found in the
hesapeake and Ohio Canal. |
Dr. Gray had been -waiting to eee a
jikyeician in the hospital. He wa?;
lone in the waiting room, having been |
2?ft there by a relative. He walked
ut of the hospital, and it was several
"weeks before any trace could be found,
and then it was not until parties walkimg
along the banks of the canal came
ross his body.
Many persons saw. Dr. Gray in
eorgetown on the night of his disap?Tkf.
fVi -?.-rr txtqda in tlia Vl Vil f
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f tarrying large sums of money with
Mm, and it was thought that he had
%eeoi murdered or held for ransom.
Coroner Nevitt, in an official 6tate tent,
said that Dr. Gary met death as
*he result of an accident.
On April 1, 1911, Lieut Arthur Nolan,
of Engine Company No. 9, metropolitan
fir? department, walked out of
kis home, and was not heard from for
Many months. His wife finally, how^.-rrrsy
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eaid that "he could face the world no
As soon as the police were notifi d
? search was instituted in the various
Hospitals, the river wa? dragged, and
very private institution in the city
mas visited, but no trace of Nolan
old b? found.
H is thought that Nolan is in Canada,
but as far as the police are concerned,
they are as much at loss as to
kis whereabouts as when he first left
his home in this city. The ca6e attracted
much attention at the time, as
Mrs. Nolan was left with two small
George W. Flynn, a dairyman, of
1737 New Jersey avenue, northwest, had
a trying experience in February, 1911.
Flynn was drugged, kidnapped and put
on a train in a helpless condition, the
day before i>e date set for his mar
riase. He awakened in Cincinnati,
Ohio, and to this day is unable to ex-!
plain how he happened to be in thej
Ohio city. The police received a re-.
port of his disappearance, and were I
at work on the case when word reach- j
ed here that Flynn was in Cincinnati. |
Hp, returned to Washington little;
worse for his experience.
Find Canada's Body.
Van D. Canada, postmaster of Glen J
Echo, Md., and a prosperous merchant, j
walked out of his house on March 1,!
1309. On the night of May 9. 1909, j
Canada's body was found floating in
the Potomac river.
Xer-j-r in the history of Montgomery
County, Md., did a disappearance case j
attract so much attention. Canada was ;
known by every on-e in the locality in '
which he lived, and was well liked.
He had a prosperous business, and
according to his wife, had never been j
ill a day in his life.
The authorities of Montgomery, with ;
the aid of the local police, spent many j
days hunting for some trace of the j
missing man. i
The subject of these lin 3S, Earle j
Counts Boozer, son of D. Luther and
Emma Boozer, was born September 5,
1893, and died at his home near Kinards,
S. C., December 16, 1911. He
joined the Methodist church at the
age of 12 years, under the ministry of
Rev. J. T. Miller. He was a boy that
was possessed of a bright mind, industrious
and studious. His parents
had'set high hopes upon him, afford- i
insr him fin.a Pdn national advantages. I
and right well was he improving them.!
He attended college at Clinton, S. C., i
for one session, and when he died he j
was a student of Newberry college, j
wher he took a fine stand in his class, j
During the last months of his life there
was a perceptible change in his spir- j
itual life. He felt an impression that i
one day he would be called to preach,
tn<e gospel, ana was iooKing to uus:
work. Dr. Harms, the president of j
Newberry college, spoke \ery encour-!
agingly of the progress Earle was mak- j
ing in his studies, but God had planned |
it differently. The hand of affliction |
was laid upon him, and his expecta-!
tions were "cut off." He seemed anxious
to live to carry out his plan, but
said if it was God* will to take him,
he was ready. Told his dear mother
that his peace was made, and he did
not fear to die. Earle was a kind"hoo-rtorl
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done him. He wa* devoted to liis lov- I
ed ones, and especially to his mother.
This is a sad bereavement that has
com? to Brother Boozer, and family.
We laid his body in. the church yard
at Sharon, in the midst of a large concourse
of friends and relatives who
came from near and far to sho-sr their
sympathy and lor# for the family. A
number of his fellow students wer? his
active pall-bear em, and Dr. Harms
took part in the services of the funer
al. May our merciful Father give comfort
and grace to this dear family, and
let them know "that earth hath no
sorrow that hearen oan not heal."
"Peace to hi* a#hee; and rtst to his
I Written by request.
D. P. Boyd.
(If agreeable, the family asks that
the Obeerver and Clinton Gazette
Parksville cor. Edgefield AdyertieWi
It pains yout fcoffe'spondent to announce
that our pastor Rev. T. H.
Garrett yesterday i*a:gned his pastorate
here, consisting cf Parksville and
Modoc charges. The pastor stated
that it paiaed hiir? to leave us, but other
fields were open to him though he
had not aci?P'.fe(? otbcr work. With
many regrets th; church accepted his
resignation. Mr Garret is a godly
'man and ;i fcne gcipe) preacher, and
j the prayers cf this church will follow
him and nis interesting family. Parks1
ville is ca-llenod by this resignation,
| not expeetias 10 get a, better preacher,
or more consecrated man; in fact,
it is a calamity to the entire westside,
and to the association, and many
will be pained to hear of it not connected
with his pastorates.
Raise Ferryman's Salary.
Hon J. M. Forrest has passed & bill
in the general assembly to raise the
amount that the ferryman get# at
Holly's Ferry to $200 instead of $100
as paid last year. This money is to be
paid jointly by Saluda and Newberry
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Have you overworked your nervous system
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W3T. E. PELHA3I & SON.
LIVE OAK. PERRY 1
AND GULF RAILROAD
OFFERS FARMS OF 40 TO 160
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OF COST ON UNUSUALLY
LIBERAL AND EASY
General Offices at Live Oak, Fla.
The Live Oak, Perry & Gulf rail- j
rc^d, popularly known as the "Suwan- j
nee River Route," traverses one of
the richest, most productive and heal-,
rhipst sections of Florida, starting at!
Live Oak and continuing westerly
through Dowling Park, Perry and
Hampton Springs, to a point near the!
Gulf of Mexico, with a branch to Alton.
Live Oak is one of the best little
business cities in Florida, with a
population of about 5,000, is 70 miles
west of Jacksonville and about 25
miles outh of the Georgia State line,
is a junction point for the Seaboard j
Air Line, th? Atlantic Coast Line, me j
Liv? Oak, Perry & Gulf and th? Florida
railway and is the county seat for
The section of Florida ??rved by
the Live Oak, Perry & Gulf railroad
is the heaviest timbered section of the
State, and lumbering and allied Industrie?
are being developed ia a big
way in the several rapidly growing
towns along its line. This means
unusually good openings for all class- J
es. These heavily timbered lands are |
also, naturally, the richest agricultur- j
al landu and it is these lands that the j
railroad desires to settle with good j
hardworking progressive peopl? asj
fast as the lands are released by the j
operations of the big lumber milling
Suwanne? county, lying as it docs
between the Atlantic ocean and thej
Gulf of Mexico, with the never failing j
cool summer breezes from east to
west, has a climate as cool in summer
as in the north and yet ideally perfect:
in winter, and with ample fall for!
drainage and an abundance of pure
drinking water, Suwannee county is!
an especially healthy spot. A rainfall j
of over 50 inches per annum makes j
crop# as eertain as possible.
For the purpose of encouraging settlers
to immediately occupy and cultivate
all the unoccupied lands in Suwannee
county and thereby materially
increasing th? tonnage and earnt
inga of our railroad, we have succeeded
in inducing.the several big lui*ber
companies on our line, who are owners
of large tracts of agricultural and
timber land, to let us have 25,000
acres of th? best agricultural lands
in Suwannee ceunty, to be put on the
market to actual settlers. We absolutely
xclud? speculators who wish
to buy more than 320 acres, whil? to
the actual s?ttlerg w? oiler land prac
tieally regardlea* of prices or terms.
In fae^ on ridieuloufllj- easj conditiona
to reliable people, we will i'urniflh
from 40 to 160 acres absolutely
fr?? of one dollar's cost, oa a plan
much easier than land ever could have
been obtained even under the government
homestead law. And, it will be
remembered that millions of acres
: that were first acquired from the government
without cost sire now worth
I from $50.00 to $200.00 per acre. The
' owners of these Suwannee county
I lands havs eo&S'eiited to our opening
; them for immediate settlement on our
| hertofore unheard of liberal terms
[and conditions, only because tfiey
1 know guch settlement will greatly enhance
the value of the quarter of a |
million acrea they har<> yet to put on I
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! th? martet.
Just imagime?thest lands are loeat-.
j ?d right along our line of railroad;j
som? adjoining townsites, some not
j far from our local metropolis* lire
! Oat, and none of them more than four
miles from railway service; close to1
good schools, churches, markats,
neighbors and only about throe hour's
ride to the great city of Jacksonville
with its seaport markets to the world,
j These are the best lands in the State
j of Florida for the raising of cjrn,
cane, long staple cotton, upland rice,
all kinds of hay and fodder, cowpeas,
velvet beans, cassava, peanuts, potatoes
(both eweet and Irish) vagatablas
of all kinds, fruits, nuts, cattle,
hot*, mules and homes; "while the
conditio?* for poultry raising, bee
kaepiae ud dairyiac are ideal. We
i hoi>? lrithin another tiro years to see
! Suwannee couaty well settled and all
! uader eultiration?a rentable garden
'spot?and lands selling at $100.00 per
i acres and upwards. But, for th? presj
ent, our railroad needs more settlers
and more tonnage; therefore, prices
and terms on these lands are no object.
In short, if you can convince us
, that you are capable of farming from
j 40 to 320 acres and that you could, if
necessary, come to Florida with a
cash working capital of $500.00 or over,
preferable $1000.00 or more, you
can 011 the easiest conditions imaginable
secure through us, without one
dollar's cost a farm of from *10 to 160
acres under warranty deed to farm,
hold, sell or do with as you wish.
If interested, we would be glad to
tell you all about this country, our
nlon" +V>y-v rvnn.irtll T1 i H PC }l f AT" TTI flTt -
yiCLHOy UU.T? AV*
ey making, and especially the conditions
by which you may have one of
these farms fr-ee of cost. To learn all
about it, write on a post card or in a
letter, simply "Mail me' particular,"
and address John H. Mulholland, Land
Commissioner, Room No. 540 General
Offices, Live Oak, Perry & Gulf R.
R., Live Oak, Fla.
Cures Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Heartburn.
Gilder & Weeks.
TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we, th
Jury Commissioners, for Newberrj
County, S. C., will on the first day ol
March, 1912, at 10 o'clock a. m., in
the office of the Clerk of Court foi
said County, openly and publicly,
draw the names of thirty-six men,
who shall serve at Petit Jurors, at the
nf nonara 1 ???*s?mna whifh xvil
VA/UX t VX UVUV1M. WVWN.*W
conrene nt Newberry, S. C., On March
18, 1912, and will also at the sam<
time and place draw tin names of
men who shall serve as grand jurors
for one year.
Jno. L. Epps,
Eug. S. Werts,
Jno. C. Goggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newberrj
County, S. C.
February 19, 1912.
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