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JAMES S. SHERMAN IS
NEAR DEATH'S DOOR!
VICE PRESIDENT FAILING STEAD/
ILY, SAYS PHYSICIAN.
Patient's Family Constantly With Him
and Friends Advised of Seriousness
of His Condition.
Utica, N. Y., Oct. 28?James S. Sherman,
vice president of the United
States, is seriously ill and steadily fail.
ins: at his homei here. While his phy
sician, Dr. Payette H. Peck, believes j
there is no immediate danger of death,
yet the distinguished patient's condit
tion is such that it is a matter of conjecture'
how much longer he can withstand
the ravages of the. disease with
which he is suffering.
Dr. Peck, at 8 o'clock tonight, authorized
this statement regarding Mr.
Sherman's illness and his present condition:
Expected End in Jane.
"Mr. Sherman has bee-n sick all of
-iu;_ ilno tr? tho r>f the
LUIS ?MI| uuv ^ ? __
4 kidneys, hardening of the arteries and j
softening of the muscles of the heart, j
which is somewhat stretcbj^l. Mr.!
Sherman had an attack in the Adiron i
dacks in June and I expected him to
die. He improved steadily and very
satisfactorily until the latter part of
August. Since then his condition has
been aggravated and he has steadily
~>o Immediate Danger."
"Mr. Sherman is now in the conditmnhlp
TlOIl WHICH luai suu yji. ? (
* to and is very seriously ill, but there
is, I believe, no immediate danger of
After a day of discouraging symptoms,
Mr. Shermani rallied at nightfall
and continued to show improvement
during the evening. This is due in no
small measure to powerful medicines.
"Whether he can much longer combat j
the trouble of his kidneys and complications
is a matter of grave doubt
Members of his family are with him
? constantly and his intimate friends
kave been notified that he has been
Shortly before 11 o'clock tonight a
son Tof the vice president made public
this statement, signed by the attending
.$ "After consultation, in ine case ui j
Vice President Sherman, the diagno-j
sis of weakened heart muscle, the re-j
suit of overwork with some kidney in- j'
volvment, is confirmed.
"(Signed) F. H. Peck.
"Henry L. Eisner."
Dr. Peck is the family- physician and
Dr. Eisner is a specialist residing in
Invitations Out for State Bail.
i Invitations reading as follows have
The South Carolina Club
requests pleasure of your company at
the forty-second anual ball
Thursday evening, October 31,
at nine o'clock,
The South Carolina club is among
^ the oldest social organization in the
State. On its membership rolls, which
extend back nearly half a century,
^ are names of personis who have achiev-:
ed permanent places in the annals of (
The ball will be given, in Craven
Hall, Columbia, and the music will be j
furnished by the First Artillery band 1
The officers of the South Carolina j
club are: President. Charles Ellis;
vice presidents, R. G. Rhett, J. E. Har^
ley, H. H. Evans, Perry Beattie, J. L.!
Irby, T. C. Hamer, \Y. T. Green; s-sc- |
retary, T. J. Goodwin; treasurer, J.!
The executive committee is as fol-j
lows: W. S. Reamer, M. C. Heath, W. |
K. Duffie, R. B. Herbert, Ernest Gary,j
w S. Xelson. Cariton W. Sawyer, Benj.;
R. Hey ward, John D. Bell, T. J. Goodwin.
? The Mercenary.
I covet the gold that shi;:eth
And diamonds and gems that gleam. ;
I long for the glittering dowry
V ' Mine avarice sees in a dream;
A dream of the radiant treasures
B That are mine to have and to hold; j
' For the maid I'm to marry hath riches I
And I'm wadding for jewels and gold.
For the gold in the rippling tresses
That shine with a sunny sheen;
For the rubies in lips of crimson
And the pearls that lie between;
> 1 For the blue in the blue ot tne sapphire
'I In eyes that are brave and sweet;
The eyes that falter at parting
And eyes that brim when we meet.
But the crowns of a dozen kingdoms
And the gems of a blazing mart
And all of the miser mountains
Hold no wealth like the wealth of;
k These ara the riches I covet,
f The treasures of Ophirs untold;
And clasping this radiant dowry
I'll marry for jew :1s and gold.
?Bro vn Book. !
LETTER (iUNTEK SLAIN BY COUSIN
Tragedy Occurs at Night on Public
Koad?Probably Outcome of Prerious
Lexington, Oct. 28.?Lester Gunter,
a young white man, of the- Steadman
section of this county, was shot and
almost instantly killed in the public
road, about dark last night, by Levi
Gunter, his third cousin. The tragedy
occurred in front of the home of Levi
flunton on/1 fivo cVinto wortoi flrp.fi A
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ball from a 38-calibre Smith & Wesson
revolver entered the side, ranging
upward, and lodged about two inches
below the nipple*, causing almost instant
From the evidence adduced at the
coroner's inquest this' morning and
from what can be learned from the accused,
it seems that the trouble first
had its origin about a week ago, when,
it is claimed, Lester Gunter and two
or three companions went to the home
of Ed Gunter, father of Levi Gun&ar,
and acted in a very ungentlemanly
manner in the presence of the sisters
of Levi Gunter. It seems that the
trouble was renewed at the Baptist
church at Steadman yesterday, and,
according to the statement of Levi
Gunter, he was attacked by seven
young men. Levi Gunter says that he
ran heine- unarmed, in order to avoid
an encounter. Lester Gunter was in
the party, all of whom, said Levi, wereunder
the influence of whiskey.
One Bullet T,,inds Mark.
Last night Lester Gunter, Glover
Hall and Clinton Corley, in a buggy,
drove by the ho~ne of Levi Gunter and
the last two were sworn at the inquest
this morning Glover Hall testified
that when they -were about in
front of Levi Gunter's house, Ls<ster
Gunter said, "Boys, I believe I will
see if be wants to shoot," and gave
three yells. At this juncture, Hall said,
Levi Gunter came to the* door of his
house and fired four or five times,
none of the party in the buggy returning
the fire, and after driving a short
distance Lester Gunter said that hewas
shot and he expired a few minutes
later. The two companions carried
the body of Lester Gunter to the homer
of his brother, four miles distant,
where the inquest was held this morning.
The testimony of the other young
man, who was with Lester Gunter at
the time of the shooting, is substantially
the same' as Kail's.
Levi Gunter, according to his statement,
did not know that anyone was
injured until he reached Leesvilie with
his father this morning, and being apprised
of the fact by some friends, who
had seen Sheriff Miller and Coroner B.
D. Clark pass through on their way to
hold the! inquest, the young man
boarded the first train and came to
Lexington and gave himself up at the
jail. He dees not hesitate to taiK
about the affair, although he* wal visibly
affected when seen by the News
and Courier corrsspondent, whom he
has known for many years.
He said that he' shot in self-defence;
that the young men in the buggy stopped
in front of his home, began to
curse and make all kinds of threats;
that they told him that he would
either have to shoot or be killed. At
the time the buggy drove up to his
home, he said that he was sitting
around the fireside nursing his twoyear-old
little child. He said *tliat
when he weoit to the door he believed
that he was going to be instantly shot
and "chat in defence of his own life he
began to lire. He said he heard nothing
further and did not know that hehad
injured anyone until this morning.
L#vi Gunter has employed the law
firm of Efird & Dreher to defend him
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3.11(1 It IS lilvtriy mai, a" aj/i/nvuw?
bail will be made a.s soon as the papers
can be arranged. He is about 30
years old and has a wife and one child.
Lester Gunter was about 19 years of
age and unmarried. That mean whiskey
played its part in the tragedy
seems to be the consensus of opinion
among thcs-: who are familiar with the
The dead man was a son of .Tames
V. Gunter and his relatives have secured
the services of E. L. Asbill, of
Leesville, to assist- iu the prosecution
of the case. The tragedy is very much
deplored, all of the parties being
prominent and well known citizens of
the community and the two families
are connected by blocd and marriage.
Southern School News.
The schools of Laurens county will
publish a school paper. The material
will be supplied by the pupils of the
schools throughout the county. The
subscription price is to be only twenty-five
cents so that every pupil may
subscribe. Miss Will Lou Gary, county
supervisor, and Supt. Geo. L. Pitts are
the starters of this movement and
they hope to make it a means of arousing
active interest in the schools.
"When t<> leave home to buy
come to Newberry.
Excursion Kates to Columbia, S. C.,
Accouut of the Colored State Fair
November ."> to 9, 1912.
The Southern railway announces
very low round trip rates to Columbia,
account of the above occasion.
Tickets on sale November 3 to 9, with
final limit November 11. The following
rates will apply:
A nr1z*T?ar\n 4.4ft
i n.i:uvi uv/iA . .
Rock Hill 3.15
Froportionately low rates will apply
from all other points in South Carolina.
All tickets sold in, South Carolina
include one admission to fair
For further information apply to
local agent, or address L. D. Robinson,
C. P. and T. A., or S. H. McLean, D.
P. A.. Columbia. S. C.
Z. F Wright, is hereby announced
as a candidate for Mayor of Newberry,
subject to the city Democratic primary.
J. J. Langford is hereby announced
j as a candidate for re-election as May|
or of Newberry, subject to the city
j Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 1.
W. H. Shelley is hereby announced
as a candidate for reelection as Alderman
in Ward 1, subject to the rules
j of the Democratic primary.
R. C. Perry is hereby announced as
a candidate for Alderman from Ward
1. He will abide the rules of the
Democratic primary. Friends.
Alderman Ward 2.
H. H. Abrams is hereby announced
as a candidate for reelection as Alderman
in Ward 2, subject to the rules
of the Democratic primary.
Dr. E. H. Kibler is announced as a
candidate for Alderman from Ward 2,
and will abide the rules of the Demo
cratic primary. Voters.
Alderman Ward 3.
Clarence T. Summer is hereby announced
as a candidate for reelectiou
as Alderman in Ward 3, subject to the
rules of the Democratic primary.
J. B. Walton is announced as a candidate
for Alderman from Ward 3, and
will abide the rules of the Democratic
Alderman Ward i.
E. L. Rodelsperger is hereby ani
nounced as a candidate for reelection
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as Aiaermau 11 vv<iiu t, suujcui, lu mc
rules of the Democratic primary.
Alderman Ward 5.
J. P. Livingston is hereby announced
as a candidate for reelection as
alderman in Ward 5, subject to the
rules of the Democratic primary.
For Commissioner of Public- Works.
C. E. Summer is hereby nominated
I for reelection as a member of the
| Board of Commissioners of Public
I Wnrifs snhiect to the Democratic pri
Harry W. Dominick is hereby anI
nounced as a candidate for Commisj
sioner of Public Works, subject to the
j ru'es of the Democratic party.
j NOTICE OF CITIZENS' MEETING.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting
i of the citizens of the town of Newberry
; is hereby called to be held in the
I council chamber on Monday, November
: 4, 1912. at 8 o'clock p. m., to consider
I plans for the nomination of Mayor and
! Aldermen for the town of Newberry,
| and any other matters that may propi
erly come before the meeting.
0. B. Mayer,
i E. H. Aull, Chairman.
TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
J Jury Commissioners for Newberry
County, S. C., will at 9 o'clock a. m.,
November 8, 1912, in the office of the
Clerk cf Court, openly and publicly
draw the names of thirty-six men to
i serve as Petit Jurors for the Court of
j General Sessions which will convene
! November 25, 1912.
Jno. L. Epps,
Eug. S. WVrts,
Jno. C. Goggans.
Jury Commissioners for Newberry
| County, S. C.
October 28, 1912.
NOTICE OF FINAL .SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
i make final settlement of the estate of
j T. Augustus Bouknight, deceased, in
j the Probate Court of Newberry County,
j State of South. Carolina, at 11 o'clock
j in the forenoon, on Men-day, December
2, 1912, and immediately thereafter apply
for letters dismissory as administrator
of said estate.
D. E. Cannon.
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viiTMTiTP T.WTl FOR SALE.
We, the undersigned, heirs-at-law c
i J. Middleton Wheeler, deceased, wi
j sell at public auction to the highes
! bidder, before the court house at Nev
! berry, South Carolina, within the If
' gal hours of sale, on Monday, the 4t
i day of November, 1912, being sale*
1 day, if net sold at private sale befor
j that date, the following describe
lonrl /if n-'hir>'h T ATiddlpto
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Wheeler died seized and possessed, t
j Tract Xo. 1, the "Home Tract," 1}
ling and being iu the Town of Pros
: prity, county cf ?wberry. State c
j SoT.h rhirty-lhry
Coffee of tin
Now on Neai
i Table in the
joy in thousands of
nnounced that the ger
ch Market Coffee coi
nrh Martaf Ct
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idred years this famous old
old French Market in Nei
ench Market Mills and the
d can, made it possible to !
ywhere, with all its delicioi
So that now it is four
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Warm floors in the homt
house in winter, are assured \
The steel base and body cc
radiated to the floor keeping it v
Burns Soft Coal, Lignite
Wood and Cobs.
Users of coal must remem
a big care to operate. That it
ing, curtain washing and carpi
ease of operation and the cleai
Cole's Hot Blast has a guai
open the feed door and the ci
I directly across the top of stov<
the opening. Contrast this si)
door in an ordinary heater,
stoves permits escape of dir
Accumulated soot drops from i
stove, coal falls to the floor,
make a side door heater air-t
in favor of Cole's Hot Blast w
to remain so always.
No fires to build?the fire i
heater from fall until taken do1
Better select one today?si
ST" Rep!> Newberry
tation. 101 v-9 J
and G3-100 (33 63-100) acres, more
less, fronting 011 Brown street, and
bounded by lands of J. B. Stockman,
Mrs. L. DeWalt and Prosperity
Heights. Upon this tract is a ninerconi
dwelling-house in good repair
and all necessary outbuildings. It also
has upon it plenty of water and a
_ Tract Xo. 'J, containing forty-four
-11 ft) sqipajpunq auo U9.\as-^jjy pus
jf 100) acres, more cr less, lying partly
j] in the Town of Prosperity, and bounded
by lands of Mrs. L. DeWalt, the
main public road leading to the Town
>_ of Prosperity, lands cf Mrs. E. Kibler
jj and Tract Xo. 1. This tract has plenty
of water upon it and one of the
>0 most beautiful sites for a home in the
Tract No. 3, lying and situate in the
Q | Town of Prosperity, containing forty1
one and nine one hundredths (419100)
acres, more or less, bounded by
lands of C. E. Saner, G. T. Harmon,
>-1 J. E. Long, lands of Caldwell and
>f. road leading to the Town of
- i "\o-r>c:'i:v. This tract has a beautiful
e Old French
mine old French
aid now be had
blend could be en- i~
iv Orleans. But the
invention of the new
ship real old French
us aroma and flavor
id on almost every din,
and has become the
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vhen using Cole's Original Hot
>nstruction allows the heat to be ,
farm during the coldest weather.
Hot Blast Heater
asiest to Care For \;
it Hard Coal, Crushed Coke,
ber that the ordinary heater is
s smoke and ashes entail dusttt
sweeping. Think then of ihe
aliness of Cole's Hot Blast.
ranteed smoke-proof feed door?
nrrent of air draws the smoke
e to the stove pipe?away from
mple, cleanly feed with the side
The side door used on other
ty smoke, unpleasant gas and
it. If you overfill a side door
And note this, you cannot
ight?an everlasting advantage
hich is air-tight and guaranteed
s never out in this remarkable
wn in the spring.
irely it is the heater you need? *
j home site upon It.
Tract Xo. 4, lying and being situate
mostly in the Town of Prosperity,
containing thirty (30) acres, more or
less, fronting on Brown street and
bounded by lands of R. I. sftfoude-mayer,
Caroline Cook, S. S. B-idges and
J. W. P. Brown. This is a w^ry valuable
tract of land and has c. beautiful
home site upon it.
Each one of these tracts is within a
stone's throw of the graded and high
school of the Town of Prosperity.
Terms of Sale?Cash. Purchaser to
pay for papers.
Any person desiring to purchase
these lands at private sale will call
on W. W. "Wheeler at Prosperity, S. C.,
who will show him said lands and
J. Sidney Wheeler,
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.airs. ji. *i. rtxh.aru,
J. Pettus WTieeler,
W. W. Wheeler,
Ben; din: a L. Wheeler,
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