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J. B. SltlELTZER WAS
DROWNED IN COLUMBIA
SAD DEATH OF NEWBERRY COL
i LEGIAX IN COLUMBIA.
Youner Man Stricken While in Y. >1.
C. A. Swimming Pool?The Community
Columbia Record, 12th.
J. B. Smeltzer, a young man, aged
, about 20, was drowned, or died of
Qr>nta ir?Hi<r<astinri in the Swimming
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pool of the Young Men's Christian association
this morning. Mr. Smeltzer,
who is known by all the college men
* of the State as an athlete of superior
prowess, was swimming with a friend,
H. G. Duncan, when the accident happened.
When in the middle of the
pool Mr. Smeltzer was seen by Mr.
Duncan to throw up his hands and
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call tor neip. mi. uuuuau, v>uv i?> a
poor swimmer, could give no assistance,
so he called for help. Mr. Stratton,
secretary of the institution; Mr.
Ross, the physical director, and a
personal friend of Mr. Smeltzer, and
others rushed to the scene, but they
were too late, for death had overtaken
the young man, and their efforts at
resuscitation were without avail.
J. B. Smeltzer, who lives with his
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. H.
Haltiwanger, at 1229 Elmwood avenue,
left his home in the best of spirits. He
went to the Y. M. C. A. building and
secured a towel from Mr. Coffin and
went to the pool. Shortly afterward
Mr. Duncan went to the pool, where
he met his friend, Mr. Smeltzer. AcA
cording to Mr. Duncan's statement,
young Smeltzer descended into the pool
and swam the length of it and as he
was coming back in the middle of the
pool he commenced to treading water,
and, throwing up his hands, called for
hpin Mr. Duncan, who is a poor
swimmer, saw that he could not assist
him, so he got out of the pool and called
for assistance. His cries being
heard by Ma. Stratton, Mr. Ross and
others, they rushed to the pool.
When they arrived they saw young
Smeltz?r lying face downward on the
bottom. One of the men jumped in
and, with the assistance of Mr. Strat^
ton, pulled the body out. They immediately
-endeavored to resuscitate
him, but their efforts and those of two
? physicians, Drs. Knowlton and Rice,
wh/* were called in, were without
Where Mr. Smeltzer sank, it was
not deeper than the man's head. The
bottom of the pool slopes gradually
and the theory was advanced that Mr.
Smeltzer must have been rendered
helpless by congestion or failure of
heart action, for he could easily have
walked from the deeper part of the
basin to the shallow water. One of
his acquaintances said this afternoon
that he had heard that Mr. Smeltzer
had partaken of barbecued meat during
the morning. The chill of the
water may have produced acute indi>
srestion which affected the heart of
the victim causing him to become
^ powerless in the water.
R. D. Walker, coroner for Richland
i N county, made a preliminary investigation,
and ordered the body turned over
to Mr. Haltiwanger. He has reserved
his decision over the death until he
makes a more extensive examination
into the facts surrounding Mr. Smeltzer's
The news of the death of young
Smeltzer soon spread over the city,
and many expressions of sorrow were
heard; he is a very popular young man
1 and is extensively known. He was
* born in Columbia about 20* years ago,
his parents being Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Smeltzer, who died when he was very
young. Mr. Smeltzer was adopted and
reared by his aunt and uncle, Mr. and
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lxJLi'd. X". n.. naui> wiiipvi. rtuvi ^.iuu
raf'ng from the Colombia high school
^ he attended Newberry college, from
' which he graduated last year with
the degree of A. B. He was afterwards
WP appointed physical director of that
college, and he intended to assume
, r his duties when Xewberry college opened
in the r.ext few weeks. It was
also his purpose to study for an M.
A. degree, in connection with his duties
as physical director.
While at Newberry young Smeltzer
won an- enviable reputation as an
athlete; his fame was State-wide. He
was captain or ms Daseuau team, ana
was one of the doubles who won the
k ^ inter-collegiate championship of the
f * State last year. He entered enthusiastically
into all the athletic activities
of his college, and his record for
scholarship is said to have been the
Mr. Smeltzer was last year third
baseman on the Newberry college
(baseball team and he and a student
named Wise won the State intercollegiate
rimihlps rhamnionshin at ten
n's ^S* firt3r.Vk*,rT IP?*
Di.'ri^e ?"***TT^r Tnor*ths w-?r.i
with H. 0. Ross, physical director, to
a training school at Silver Bay, Mich.,
to prepare himself for his work which
he had just accepted at Newberry college
as physical director. He was due
to leave here in a few days to begin
the preliminary workout with the
The parents of Mr. Smeltzer died
many years ago. The only members I
of his immediate family are three j
aunts, sisters of his mother, Mrs. R.
C. Keenan, Mrs. Samuel H. Owens and
Mrs. P. H. Haltiwanger.
The State, 14th.
The funeral of John Bachman
Smeltzer, the young man who lost his
life w,hile in the swimming pool at
the Y. M. C. A. Thursday, was held
at St. Paul's Lutheran chyrch at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. H.
: A. McCullough, officiating, assisted by
j Rev. J. Henry Harms, president of
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| ;\ewoerry cuncgc. ?aa
in Elmwood cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Hart Kohn,
Hal Kohn, Ira Haltiwanger, "Jack"
Duncan, Chris Habenicht and H. C.j
I .As a last tribute of respect to aj
j young man of sterling qualities, who j
ihad a bright future ?rd whose sad:
,death brought giiof to many a heart,'
j St. Paul's church overflowed with
| sympathizing friends. Fellow stu
dents at Newberry college and friends!
from various parls of the State came
to Columbia yesterday to attend the!
j The floral tributes were beautiful.:
j Of especial significance was a hand-j
some wreath from the city of New-1
berry, showing in what high esteem j
! the people of the citv in which he atI
tended college held Mr. Smeltzer. New-1
; berry college, from which he was
I graduated last June, also sent a beau-i
' tiful design. *
! In the funeral address Rev. H. A. j
! McCullough stressed: "Be still audi
know that I am God." from the 46th
^ Psalm. Mr. McCullough emphasized'
that such an occasion brought forth,1
I the deepest expressions in a man and
! that one would rather remain silent.
He held up the young man*s life as:
an example and said that his death;
was as much a dispensation of God's j
love as it was a grief to his friends |
and relatives. Mr. McCullough's re,
marks werfe a beautiful tribute to Mr. i
Baehman SmeKzer Will Be Missed. )
He was a yoting man of high ideals.'
His record at Newberry college is one'
| of much honor, taking in practically j
, all the phases of college life. He was j
i an athlete of State wide fame. In j
. baseball he was captain of the t,eam,
i and one of the best third-basemen in j
the State. In tennis he was a player j
of much ability. 'Last year he was a
member of the team that captured!
the State collegiate championship i'i
' doubles. In basketball he was not
only a valued member or tie team,'
! but held the position of captain. Foot-!
ball has not been played at Newberry,
except among the various classes, |
however, in these games he showed
his ability in'this line. In a literary
| v.-ay he was connected with the magazine,
and last year was a represeni
tative at the meeting of the State Col|
lege Press association at Wofford. He j
was manager of the college magazine!
and took an active interest in the sojciety
work, rising to the high honor
' of president. He was speaker in sevj
Mr. Smeltzer had spent most of the
i ciimmpr at Silver Rav. N. Y.. taking ai
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; course in physical culture, preparing j
for his work as physical director at [
his alma mater the coming session, j
He was also to take M. A. work there
I during the year.
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PROMINENT MAS KILLS ANOTHER '
W. Paul Riley Shoots G. 3Ioye Dick-1
inson?Awful Tragedy at Bamberg.
Bamberg, Sept. 13.?\V. Paul Riley |
| was killed, by G. Move Dickinson at 11 j
o'clock last night. Mr. Riley was (
I found with a shotgun wound in the
! shoulder, and another in the head, j
! The news spread rapidly and soon the
i whole town was aroused. Both Mr.
| Riley and Mr. Dickinson are very
'prominent men in social and busi-j
I ness life, and are connected with the i
j best families of the town and commu|
nity. The homicide is the saddest
i event of the kind that has ever ocj
curred here, and has cast a gloom over
! the entire town.
At 11 o'clock last night two gunshots
were heard by Mr. Dickinson's
[neighbors, and quickly a number c
! people gathered to find Mr. Riley lyI
ing dead on the ground. Death had
I occurred instantly. Mr. Dickinson at
| once hurried to the jail, which is
next door to his house, and gave him-1
self up to Sheriff Hunter. His nerves j
i xere badly shaken Coroner 7nis|
i ' as aroused and soon reached the
: scene of the killing. Later tha body,
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TV II < ?% r* i ? rvl%
I Never before in th
" ment exhibited so com
show this season. We
career. The Ready-to
1 _1 1 _ _1 L.it __
| taan aouDiea, Doin as
A BRAND NEW STOCK.
It's needless to dwell uopn the ex
treme satisfaction of being able to select
your season's needs from a stock
that is "Brand New."
EVERY DEPARTMENT IS BEING
FILLED WITH THE LATEST.
Not a day passes but tops are rip11
1 ped off of cases of new goods. The
reople of Upper Carolina will have
the pleasure cf choosing their fall
I and wicter neeas irora as vancu auu
| I handsome stocks as are to be found
in .the South. New goods are actually
arriving in car load lots,
RED NORFOLK JACKETS.
We have just received a new shipn-cni
of Red Xcrf >*?; Th"St
are the very latest rs^s in all large
Eastern cities. All sues. Price
Our showing of Ladies' Neckwear is
beyond a doubt the finest in this section.
Here all the latest novelties can
be- found. We take a pride in this
department, and our aim is to make
it one of the most popular in the
store. Visit this section.
j M I M
was removed to Mr. Riley's home. all of his life.
This morning the coroner's jury as- of the Peoples b
sembled at the court house, the so- its organization
licitor having come from Aiken to be
present. Very few witnesses were ex- liked by everyor
amined, and the facts surrounding the one of the towr
sad event will not be fully known un- He was active
til the case comes to trial in court. Bamberg. His
,T . ... , were jn Hender
Mr. Dickinson is treasurer and *
.u ^ plorable event
manager of the Cotton Oil company,
, . . . , . TT were summonec
and is a successful business man. He
is connected with other enterprises, p*lone" e ^UI
was mayor six years ago. and stands
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high througnout me wiuiuuuhj. nc
is about 40 years of age, and is at 1ATAL HAZI
present a member of the board of public
works. Raleigh, N. C
Mr. Ri'ey i* s~n of Capt. and tonight
W. A. Riley, and has lived here /enable, of the
ie history of Newberry \
prehensive a line of me
i are preparing for the 1<
-wear and Millinery De]
to space and stock.
ndreds to select from and still thei
odels made expressly for this store
suit hand tailored and perfectly cul
ist satin coat linings. The garme
I a doubt the highest class merchai
> .1 i
and workmanship are or tne nig
Tailored Suit we sell we guarantee
>.50. -$15., $18.5t
Our Millinery Department
We are receiving daily the smartest
models and hish *,rrade hats, both
imported and domestic. Only the best
styles are shown. We will announce
our Millinery Opening later.
Store That's Always
n 1 mm
He has been cashier make complete invest
ank of this place since death of Isaac William
years ago. He was man, as the alleged r(
sant disposition, was by four sophomores.
ie. and was considered ^
L ilC liUIUUCl o iuyuvi
i s most popular men. ^.g afternoon resi]
in the social life of A R styron, of Wiln
wife and little son Merrimon, 0f wilmingtc
sonville when the de- Qf Mount 01ive> and R
took place, and they Ra]eigh All are sophc
1 last night by tele- hdd in default of ?5>0C
leral will be held to- .
The evidence brough
Rand was forced by the
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NG CAUSES STIR. 5"'? """
while performing the
either thrown by the
., Sept. 13.?Governor kicked from under him
called upon President piece of broken bottl<
State university, tc j neck, seven?: g- the jus
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iviimnaugn s j
las any one establishrchandise
as we will
irgest business of our
partments will be more f.
: ' *.W
1 come, latest, exclusive, orig- %
i, dressy and tailored models.
I, newest fall and winter mater- |
nts carried in this department are i
noise that can be had. The
;hest character and above all :?|
a perfect fit SI f
o, $20., $22.50, || J
THE POLICY OF THIS STORE. 1
Each season we hold our annual !
Clearance Sale. W? have no old |
junk to show you; that's why I have | j
succeeded. Since I first hit old New- ;
berry's dirt we priced our merchandise
on the most economic bases. We |
pursue a cash buying and cash sell- j
ing policy. Read the Mimnaugh
knock out prices: j
Standard Apron Ginghams, worth
8 1-2 elsewhere, at, the yard...3c 1
Standard Manchester Chambry,
worth 8 l-2c elsewhere, at 5c. II
40-inch Sea Island, 10 yards to each I
buyer, at.'. 5c. m
36-inch Standard Percales for school ?
dresses, 10c kind, at... 8 l-8c, . fl
2 cases Standard Red Seal Dress j#
Ginghams, worth 12 l-2c, at... 10c.. g|
50 pieces Andemson Outings, worth ||.
10c, at only 8 l-2c. ^ u
50 pieces heavy Nap. Canton Flan- 3
nel, worth 10c, at only Sc. IS
SHOES BY THE CAB LOAD. I !
We got enough Shoes to shoe every f|
man, woman ' and child in Newberry M
'? ' II
Busy." I I
irit1n_n tt?ttt-m : 1 i
igation of the carotid artery. Two freshmen fled,
Rand, a fresh- j but two others, and Rand's room mate,
jsult of hazing ; also the victim of the prank, remained
and called for help. Rand died in ten
st at Chapel iminutesilted
in holding I Present Venahle had the four boys
lm^ton* W C arrfsted and an inQuest was held this
?n-&A C Hatch afternoon- G?11- Julian S. Carr, a
W Oldham of niillionaire Durham, announced to>mores
and are night that he would ise the bonds
10 bond each.- and allow tlle boys to"re^urn t0 their
t out was that
barrel being Ef?,'S??d "a, b?" ESSjTW'
, or he fell. A m ^
... C jr l>IAMO>T? BRAND PHJAfcr Mr
3 pierced nis I <e? JS y-in lcno-<rn AS Best. Safest, Alwty* Rdl?wJ?
jular vein and ?^ SO? ? 8Y BRilOGISTS fYEWMro?