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VOLUME LVIJ1. NUMBER 75. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22; 1922. ' " TWICE A WEEK, $2.00 A YEAR
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THE NEWS OF WHITMIRE,
TOWN THAT DOES THINGS
Lumber Business Talcing the Day?
Cotton Gins Startad?Politics
a Thing of the Pasi
Whitrnire, Sept. 21.?The lumber
business is about zhe biggest thing
about here. Three large saw mills
were unloaded from the train here
yesterday and are to be set up on the
Calmes place near the brick house.'
These* mills with an abundance of
help are from North Carolina and
' the owners are buying all the timber
they can get, on the stump, by the
acre or so much a foot. It seems to
be an act of Providence that when
one industry fails, say cotton, another
takes its place. We hear that
Mr. C. H. Shannon has sold only a
part of his pine trees for $5,000.
On account of boil weevil damage
several of our young farmers are
going to Wilmington and other places
to build highway. So it's true.
y "lou can i Keep n wu:.\:ng
One cotton gin opened for business
today and prepared G bales for market.
20 1-2 offered by Gilliam and
Tidmarsh -but none sold.
The Sea Board, in addition" to sewerage
in the depot, is putting up several
bath rooms along the track for
, the accommodation cf its employees.
This road has- an enviable reputation
for prompt payment of claims against
All our little political differences
have been forgotten and ironed cut
smoothly and we are pulling as one
man for Whitmire and Newberry.
Ere long we'll see the mayors of these
respective cities shaking hands across
Indian creek?thus meeting on hilf-1
y P. B. Odell's girage is growing like |
T/~.n'oV,orni'TTfl l-mf rvmoh vnnrn sub- !
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stantial. So is the most modern cot- j
tage in town. ti*at of G~o. Your. of;
Young Bros. It is on the Corner ofj
Watson and Peachtree streets?the
most fashionable, select and elect
part of o\ar fair "T-vtyr Georgemarried
a Newberry girl, Miss McCrackin.
Now if a Newberry boy will
enter the solemn bonds cf matrimony
with a Whitmire girl, the boosters
can shut up as *t$ union of the two
} P. B, Odell takes the place of A.
M. Fortune as constable for Magistrate
Aughtry. Mr. Fortune is state
constable with headquarters in Columbia.
Our school is now in session, having
12 teachers with one more needed.
When school is out the young
men shout because . they can then
feast their eyes on the school-marms.
Our people are sad on 'account cf
the serious illness cf John Lee's.
youngest child?a bright little bey',
now in the Charlotte hospital.
The wife of Rev. K. D. Smith has
also been very ill. 5he is new recuperating
jr. the hospital at Spartanburg.
There's some talk of a hospital
hero. It's certnin an ideal place?
high and salubrious hills?ozone nf
the pines to breathe and the narcotic
lullaby of Duncan creek and Enoree.
Let Newberry and Whitniire get together
and build a hospital here and
quit sending our sick folks and money
to other places.
The Glenn-Lcwry has for some
time been using 50 looms in making
a beautiful cloth called pajamacheck.
The demand for it is greater
\ than the supply. It can be used for
the construction of any garment
known, to man or woman?baimoral.
over-skirt, underskirt, fascinator.
paci-ier, crem de chile, or just a
shirt for a no-accounc man.
. The Savannah river is carry'n."
135 car!c?ds of Georgia farm l,*n-.l
into the oce^n daily, because the
wanton d: j*ri:?*t'on of forests
given the heavy rainfall a ce:cvv
chance to do its wovk.
Only 1" cut of 142 iostivatiens in
Tn't.pfl Sr.".v a fori.; 'v known a?
"drink euro/' a',-*' now cond. ctinz a
business similar to liut which ur--v
pursued before the advent of national
prohibition of The tra:T;c.
Latvia has deckled to siv? her
printing: presses a : "t vennv her niper
rubles, and establish a new unit
of currency with a crclci bash-?:o
have- the same value as the franc and
to be known as the lat.
? Teachers in new3erry
CITY SCHOOLS SESSION 1922-23
; - ;
Joseph L. Keitt, Jr., principal,i
Miss Elizabeth Do.ninick, English.1
1 Miss -Marion Jones, French and J
3i:ss Teressa Maybin, Latin.
| Miss Julia Kibler., history.
Miss Vivian McNeill, home econ-1
Mrs. K. 0. Swittenberg, mathematics.
-Edwin L. Setzier, science and English.
; J. C. Pocle, agriculture.
Boundary Street School
! Ivliss Gertrude Reeder, principal,;
M-v-c Maw Wallace. erade II.
j Mrs. Mildred E. Iviooney, gradq III.
j Miss Marion Daniel, grade IV.
j Miss Annie Bynum, gratia V.
Miss Corrie Lei Kavird, grade V. j
; Miss Georgia Porter, grade VI.
Miss Ruth Schumpert, grade VI.
| Miss Sudie Dennis, grade VII.
i Speers Street School
Mrs. E. 3. Setzler, principal, grade
! VII. !
i Miss Abbie Gaiilard, grade I. I
Miss Goode Burton, grade II.
Miss Ethel Jones, grade III. j
Miss Elizabeth Renwick, grade IV.
; ; Miss Alliene Kipp, grade V.
J Miss Gussie Sligh, grade V.
Miss Clara Bowers, grade VI.
Miss Gladys Stilwell, grade VI.
: Miss Louise Taylor, grade VII.
j West End School
| Miss Sadie ' Goggans, principal, j
! grade I.
j Miss Daisy Cannon, grade II.
j Miss Maude Hamilton, grade III.
Miss Bessie Campbell, grade IV. '
; Miss Sarah Caldwell, principal,:
Mrs. J. Frank Browne, grade I.
i Miss Julia Summer, grade II.
| Mrs. J. F. Hawkins, grade III.
j G. G. Sale, principal, grades III
and:IV. - ....
1 Mrs. G. G. Sale, grade I.
"VTiss Elise Peterson, grade II.
< Drayton Street School (Colored) j
J. M. -Johnson, principal, grade X. j
Rosa Moffatt, grade IX.
i Melissa Reese, grade VIII.
j Fred Fratt, grade VII. j
Henrietta Young, grade VL;
Bertie S. Henry, grade V.
Estelle Simmons, grade IV.
: Carrie Gallman, grade III. j
Xr Hie Gallman, grade II.
Alice Long, grade II.
Carrie Morgan, grade I.
Irene Eicenhelberger, grade I.
SUMMERLAND COLLEGE t j
GiRLS ARE ENTERTAINED
Lccsville. Sept. 16.?On Friday evening,
Sept. 13, the faculty and stu-'
dent bociy of Summerland college
were tendered one of the most enjoyable
receptions ever held at the
college by'the members ct the Wit-:
tenburg Lutheran church of Leesvillo.
The college parlors and piazza '
v/ero thronged with the interested
frie 'us and members of the Summerland
family. The punch table, tastefully
decorated with potted plants,
, ferns and Spanish moss, was presided
over by the ladies of the congregation.
Late^in the evening an ice
coarse was served.
The evening was spent most pleas- i
antly in renewing old acqoaintan.ce
ships and forming new ones. At a
late hour, with many expresions of
gratitude. Summerland bade farewell.
!:o her kind hostesses and hosts.
In Sandurst. Bendigo, Australia, it
is not uncommon to see old prospectors
an I tramp; prospecting "for a
color".after a heavy rainstorm. G^ld
is found by road menders and a barrow
Ijacl of this storm-sluiced .-an i
has hc-cn known to yield half an
ounce ci tine gold.
the grave ::i .he .rar'.en where th?
Saviour of the worjlay after XT'cruciiixion,
the:e :l> r. r.iovio ' ving
revolting an:: sensual phrases of
American life, according to a report
;>cr a ; ::r" y.
The interest rate in P.iswa n">--.v
12 per cent r month or 72 w,r
a year. The Soviet government pay.?
t-3G per cent a year cn foreign funds.
These farts have a bearing on "
. propaganda of money for Russ'a.
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^ BOY SCOUTS <?>
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Here is another of the fourteen
When the scout troop went on a
hike to Mr. Herbert ?. V*i)l:a:'-i ami i
;left headquarters at -:^o. We wen:
out ^eundary street till we came to
Scott's '-i cck. We norced that mere
were but three lines which were
: strung upon tne Southern Power
| company's'towers. V. e crossed the
creek and went on for abom 2 miles,
until we came to a patch of pines on
the left s:J?? of the roa.1. We stopped
at a house and some water
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and also as?ea i-ne way. u ?.
Bush river and stopped for a While
i to see the workmen. We also 2aw
' two cardinal?. We stopped :o "est
in a patch of pines to zr.e left, and
; saw two doves. As we were pven:u!
ing to start on, a car of provisions
passed. We came to "he turning1 oil
place and after a lliiie. crossed Deliver
Dam cx'et-k. Wc t; imbed the hill
and left a note at the cross roads and
; continued on cur way until we came
to the .r.ew read, where we took a
short cut ana soon rcached the camp
site. We spent one night, and startj
ed for home the next afternoon at
3:00 o'clock. A moccasin held us up
j at Beavei; Dam creek but we settled
j with him and went our way. Upon
ireaching the highway, we.Were pickled
up, having completed cur four1
teen miles, and this ended our hike.
f , L. W. B.
I went on my fourteen mile hike
| August 7th. Sllerbe and I left town
at 0:20 and passed the cemetery at
G:3C'. We stopped at a store about
a mile and a haif from town to get
! something to eat. We passed Mr.
Wilson's and went across the railroad.
We stopped at Gum Spring to
. eat and rest. I picked up several
things which might have injured car
'tires. We crossed fp.e railroad just
before we got to Jalapa. Wd avriv9:30
and left at .? :3 3. We reed
a Boy Scout Jn a car who saluted
us and we returned the salute. We
stepped to rest two miles from Jalapa.
A man asked us to ride but I told
him that we could not. We recrosscl
the railroad coming into Newberry
and passed Mr. Wilson's again. We
stopped at a store and bought some
candy coming back. Another man
asked us to ride but we declined. We
arrived back home at 2 o'clock.
W. E. D.
Last Saturday morning Summer
Wise and I turned at a garage into
the Prosperity h;ghwayr We went
"by a place where our troop had
camped, and a little further on we
saw a sparrow nest in a telegraph
Wp wont bv Mr. Neel's home
x~ * ^ ~ on
the right of the road and saw a
road leading c:T to the left but we
kept straight ahead by Mr. Noel's gin
house on the left. Next we passed
Mr. Wallace's home on vhe right, and
jjst beyond the three mile post we
passed-a chuvrh and ?:hcol house on
the left. A little further on we passed
a narrow grove- on the left, where
the old road camp was when the road
was made. Away oi? the road on the*
left we saw the old Fellers' home, and
.and a short distance further to the
right we passed Colony church. There
were a good many homes between
rim V} ^ vnr? : y>o*
v uiui; v a i?t t.iw - 0 Town
limits were on the other side
of the crossing, and we were then on
the streets of our neighbor city. After
making some small purchases in
the town and locking -round for
about ten minutes we started back
home. Just on this s'de of the r;:ilron-d
crossing coming home we passed
Jim and Earl and a iittle further
on we stepped for ainn:r and rested
awhile and started ai-ain. We got
back heme about hr/.f rjast one.
C. M. H.
T~f full amount of the national
' is approximately $23,000,000,000.
The annual fix d djarges
:. ;*:r ' ' $*:: *" n;ry <*n
account public debt are $1,300,000,000
and not $4* .'>00 000.000 as has
h r . :.n:? *j.
The fashion : f plucking the eyebrows
has long been popular with the
Araueanian Indian women of South
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r AMERICAN LEGION NOTES.
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One of the largest- attended and
most enjcyacle meetings held this
wir \v c s rhe joint meet in a; cf .he
and auxiliary la--t jionany eve :ing.
/?! tor the transaction 01 busi
liess i pheasant nuu; speiu together
socially. At the business session
the post voted 10 celebrate ArnV.i
;L*e cay en I-ridcy, Novemoer
10fn, instead of the 11th, ki order
that a larger number of service men
migh: h:: able i - par tie "pate in die
v- -Ablation. A comoittee was appointed,
consisting of Hal Koli.n Dr.
ri. ?. Knotts' and Prcf. Poole. to arrange
a program for this day. If
you have any suggestion to eitor the
committee v,*:ll be glad to receive
ihem. The pesi decided to put on a
local talent shew some time during
O.iober. Watch for the date.
The auni'ia'-y members had charge
cf the entertainment part of the
program, and >?3 was anticipated they
proved equal to the occasion. The
following was' the program:
i Presentation of Maeksennet's
When Hal Kohn, Jr., blisses Jane
Schenck and Clara Eskridge paraded
down the "'board walk" adorned in
the latest in bathing suits the large
audience repeatedly gave them "the
Next came the auxiliary's ''Jazzy
Stroamers Orchestra" in costume.
Miss Gwendolyn Eleanor Genevieve
Miss Elvira Euialia Peabody?Pianist.
Madame Ernestine Human-Shank
Signora Carmelita Mignon -Casabl
a nea ?Drfc m m c r.
Miss June May Sjeptima Eoniface
. Mile. Sillis Lizzie d'Artagne?
First Violin. - <
Miss JoaY.nah Hightower Overman
Miss Papsy Rose Thorn Sweet?
Is I a cfamev: c-Tor'i a ftipn
Mr. Theodore Augustus Charlemagne
Opening number: Silver Moonlight
Joys, or "John Did You Put the Cat
Out?"?-Snifler?by entire orchestra.
Solo: "To the Dawn"?van der,
PI urnmenhaugtizer:?M iss Tub bs.
Folk Songs of cur Own?M. Howler
I Adaptation of Goethe's Faust?by
?.Ii\ Jones, i\Iiss Boniface, Mile.
d'Artagne, ?.Ir. Jones.
Closing number: "Goodbye Forever"?Tost:?orchestra.
The members of this orchestra
made such a "hit" with the boys that
overtures have already been made
for their services at our next
Who saiu dance?
Then followed "Impersonating officers
and members of the executive
committee of the post." This feature
of the program, although rather
personal was well carried out. As
one o5:c?r expressed it, "It is rather
nainful to 'see ourselves as others
The last feature on the program
v.'as crange-ice and home-made cake
served fcv members of the auxiliary.
As testimony to the fact that the
boys thoroughly enjoyed the evening
no stronger can be given than the
fact that a motion to adjourn could
not be carried. The meeting finally
broke up without "adjourning."
John B. Set?ler,
.A criiossal statue of a Franciscan
father which would eclinse the statue
of 3:b'-?[v in y.ow York arbor is to be
erected on Verba Buena island. facing
the Golden Gate, if the proposal
of the San Franefeco chamber of
commerce carries. It is believed that
such a statue, built by small popularsubscriptions.
u; I dom'rate the imrccinat'on
of every person in the S.:n
Franci- hay region and inve?: .he
hi. :f with ar or.. ran.IirT clr.va;
'.r-\- rhjre constitutes the chief
soul e cf the Power and wealth
ih 1 -T -rrns.'se per;";" *n <n!;e of the
rapid strides made recently *n the
inanufcctur-r.'? and mining: industries.
Sixty per cent of the population
ei J. pan "s rural.
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vROTARY NOTES ^
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The Newberry Rotary club met on
Tuesday afternoon in the griii room
of rh. Xewbeiiy hotel and th^ hour'
2nd a ouarter allotted fcr t:.? luncheon
Wjs most delight :ui:y spent.:
An excellent pio^ram h::d been ar-;
ranged by the committee in charge'
arm the Rotes were highly entertain-;
ed from the moment that "America" j
\va? sung until Rotarian L'oug Weeks!
gavel feii at the close of the meetin.:.
In Hi:- ah.- nee of RotarhnFrosid-st
Haskell Kibler. the meet
was prcr'acd uvor by Rotarian!
Weeks, who very gracefully did ev-j
erything that cculd oe expected of a'
A most tempting luncheon was:
seived by Mine Host Bullock, and be-!
tween courses Rotarian Ben Dorrity,;
acting as "hymn h'ister,'* led the Ro-j
tary song1 birds and their guests over!
some rough and rugged ro,ads?mu- j
There were - several guests present?Messrs.
T. IV:. Mills, 0. B. Cannon,
Jos. L. Keitt, Jr., and Sethi
Meek. Each of these gentlemen was!
called upon for a speech and re- j
sponded in?a happy vein. Mr. Mills, I
county demonstration agent for New-]
berry county, spoke interestingly of!
his work and told of the county fair |
which will be held at an early date.
Prof. 0. B. Cannon, superintendent
of the city schools, made a most intertsting
talk on the Newbory schools j
citing the great progress that has!
been made by the schools 'in this city
during the past "few year:.
Then, in a most happy manner.
Rctarian James Kinard -presented to
RoUrian Ben Cromer the gave: which
B-erarian Cromer wielded during his
"term as president of the club last;
year. Rotarian Cromer responded in 1
a truly Crorneresque manner, which
means that his remarks were to the |
point and were greatly enjoyed. x j
I There v. ere several other speeches !
scheduled for this meeting, Rotarian
Henry Weils being on the program
P">.. " Tl- A~? 1ii~ *-r\ C oil-.
f -llEtffcan^ai" '5T:7?rfr~fcr
a narrative of the executives' conference
in Charlotte recently,-when the i
presidents sr.d secretaries of this;
district's Rotary clubs assernbeld in |
that city for the purpose of d'scus- j
sing Rotary affairs in general. How-1
ever, as the seventy-live minutes h^d
been consumed, these Rotes requested
that their speeches be postponedj
until the next meting, which means |
that the Rotaiians have at ieast two!
treats in stcreN for them two weeks
hence. f !
1 The next luncheon will be held on j
October 3rd. >
MRS./WILBUR K. SL1GH
Mrs. Bessie Wheeler Sligh died (
suddenly at the home of Miss Mary
Burton on Wednesday. II was a
great shock to her many friends.
Jvlrs. Sligh had been or a visit lor
several days to friends in Newberry
and up to a short time before her:
passing was in her usual good health
and the end came before a physician '
could be summoned.
Mrs. Sligh was the wife of Mr.'
Wilbur K. Sligh, well known in New-;
berry where for a number of years;
he was a professor in Newberry college,
and a daughter of the late D.'
B. Wheeler of Newberry. Some;
years ago Mr. Sligh with his family,
moved to Jacksonville, Fir.., where,
they now reside. Mrs. Sligh is survived
by her husband ar.d four ch'i- i
dren. three daughters and one son.;
And her mother end two sisters.;
Mr?. D. E. Wheeler ij making her
home v.-ith her daughter, Mrs. J.
Henry Harms in Philadelphia. The
other sister. 3Irs. John K. Gia?5row ir
living: in Texas. Of the children of
Mrs. Siig'h. the oldest. Pauline, mr.rried
Mr. Nixon Butt and they roy. ie
in Orlando. Fla. The other '.Ir.u^h
ters, Mallie and Sara, live with their
parents in Jacksonville. The son,'
Wilbur, is living: in Orlando.
The funeral arrangements had not
n c-j.r.TV"\ :* 4,*\- i .vv'^?n_
bur interment will be at R:>.v.non.
probably some ti.ne Friday af^e>
I'lr. Sl:. 'h v.*as e t to arrive
Thursday morning rut he did
not got fcera on the early train.
V.'e knew Mrs. Slish i is M' ~
Bessie " heeler and she was always
a bright and sweet f.-iri and oi a
happy disposition and grew into a
Little iloun ain, S. C., Sept. 20.?
Little Mountain was made glad on
last Friday afternoon by having a
visit.from about 250 Newberrians.
The Newberry booster club, under
the auspices of the chamber of commerce.
were given a warm reception.
The boosters w\re greated upon their !
a:rival by a throng of Little Moun-1
tain people. The program was op-1
e:,jd'-.with a concert by the Mollohon ,
Concert band. Rev. J. J. Long pre- ;
sided. Rev. Long extended a very j
cordial welcome to the boosters in
ui cut; mujui tii u:i;j titj ?ii:u .
the people of the city and surrounding
community. The first speaker
introduced was C. P. MeDaniel, secretary
of the Newberry chamber of
commerce. Dr. C. A. Freed and Mr.
J. D. Wheeler made interesting talks.
Miss Mildred Long presented to Mr.
Eskridge, president of the chamber
of commerce, a large basket of autumn
flowers, g'ven by the ladies of
this city. Mr. Eskridge responded
in a few happy words. !
The following young ladies left
last Wednesday for Summerland college:
Misses Estdle Summer, M-iry
Chapman. The-]ma Clarke, Arrie Mae
Enting, Pearle Stockman, Ruby and
: Estelle Wheeler, Lois and Grace
Shealy and Gtfssie Huffman.
Misses Annie Wheeler and Mary
Frvck left last week for Winthrop
Messrs. Virgil Long, Blair Stouae-:
r,ii -p Stnwer Sloan. Herbert Chan
msn, Virgil Derrick, Marion Counts,;
Harvey Shcaly, Chisolm Bowers . and
Carroll Derrick left last week to rei
>nr-e their studies at Newberry college.
| Carlton Wise left Wednesday to
1 enter the Citadel.
Mrs. Emma Bradv visited her sisj
ter, Mrs. B. B. Davis of Columbia,
Herbert Boland and little brother
hove returned to their home in Char|
Icrton after spending a week with
' their grandfather, Mr A. N. Boland.1
Miss Kate Freyschmidt of Chsrles|
ten was the guest of Miss Elberta
\ isease "lafvt -"weesT-end.*
Conrad Freed of Newberry spent
; the week-end with P. K. Harmon.
M:ss Helen Summer spent the week
| end with relatives in Newberry,
i Miss Stella Wessinger cf Chapin
t v:si~ed sister, Mrs. J. K. Derrick,
last week. ? TWHH
I Mr. and Mr? G M Boland and cn.ij
dren of Columbia spent Sunday with
J the former's parents, Mr and Mrs.,
Mr. and Mrs. OIlie Shealy of Clinton
spent Sunday with relatives here.
Misses Margaret and Inez Bofond
of Charleston are spending the week
with their grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. X. Boland.
Mrs Francis Wess^ngeT* of Ballenti'.e
is spending a week with her sister.
Mrs. Martha Shealy.
Mrs. Jack Doster of Columbia
spent a few days last week with her
Mr. and Mrs. P.. P. Huffman and
C. T Huffman spent Sunday with
relatives in Columbia.
W. H. Derrick left Tuesday to enter
the*University of South Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Feagle of Xewberry
visited the former's parents..
Mr and Mrs. J. N. Feagle, this week.
Mrs! J B. Derrick spent Monday
Ivliss Elbert a Sense attended a com-,
miifee meeting in Columbia last Friday
Dr. Claude Sease and Mrs. W. B. :
She :ly spent last Friday in Columbia
Mrs. T. N. Shealy visited her son '
J. II. Shealy of Columbia, last week- 1
Mr. Joe Ept'njr and son Dewey of
i":;rpel!s >nen: Sunday with Mr and
Mrs." S. C. Slial*.
Mr. and Mrs. Fellers and little
cr. ugh .?r of Columbia visited Mrs.
Fc-i:ers parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. X. ^
Feagle, last week-end.
Mr and Mrs. George Epting and
y'- .r ?x__ "Tv C
oi iTuspei iiy v j.<h.
and Mrs. D. Fchni Sunday. *
*Tv> n:u.~. dnvr.vcr." says a con- 1
gressman, what the majority thinks."
But (iocs it?
fine womanhood. The fym.nathy of 1
many friends will be with those who 2
nvjurn the sudden taking away of i
suc!i a sweet lif:- and true woman. , i
TAKES ONE LIFE
Miss Jen.r.ette Towers Killed Return*
ir.j From Asheville to
McCormick; Sept. 18.?Miss Jeanette
Towers, 20 years of age, was instanly
killed near Modoc, this county;
at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon
when a touring car driven by V. H.
Wright of Tampa, FJa., overturned.
Miss Towers, i:n company, with her
mother, Mrs. Dell Towers, and -an
older sister, Miss B. Towers, has been
spending some time in AsheVille, and
had advertised for some one to accompany
them on their trip to St.
Petersburg, Fla., who would furnish
a car as they wanted to drive through
in an automobile instead of by train.
V. H. Wright answered the advertisement.
They left Asheville this morning
and drove to Greenwood for dinner.
Leaving Greenwood they intended
going to Augusta for the
night. When they reached Modoc
while on a fill they met a wagon at a
point where the sand was heavy and
loose. In passing the wagon Mr.
Wright says that the wagon gave him
at least half the road but that on
account of the sand in the road at
that point he lost control of the car
and in trying to get back into the
road, the car turned over, pinning
Miss Jeanette Toners under the door
of the car, killing her almost instantly.
The accident happened just in the
edge of the little <town of Modoc.
Miss Towers' face was badly cut and
she was badly injured internally.
Mrs. Towers and her daughter, Misfr
B. Towers, received only minor injuries
and went on to Augusta leaving
the body of Miss Jeanette Towers
a'c the home of A. P. Douglass at Modoc,
after summoning an undertaker
from Augusta. Witnesses in the town
of Mo:ioc who saw the car pass
through say that Mr. Wright was
driving at a very moderate speed,
not exceeding 20 miles an hour.
3Ir. Wright is 42 yeaYs of age, .
married and has three children and
had been spending some time in
Asheville for his hesttti. Mr. Wright
is grfet'" stPfcken over the accident ^ ,
which seems-to have been entirely
unavoidable.' The' two Miss Towers
have taught school in St. Petersburg,
Fla., for the past season and were
returning to their home there. They
are from Iowa originally. The body
of Miss Towers will be taken to St.
Petersburg for interment by the side
of her father, who died last May.
At 11 ydock tonight, R. E. Elliott,
undertaker of Augusta, had reached
Modoc and was preparing to take the
body of Miss Jeanette Towers to Augusta
from which place the body will
be taken to St. Petersburg.
V. H. Wright, who was driving the
car. csme to McCormick to surrender
to the sheriff, but at the request of
Mrs. Towers, the mother of the unfortunate
young woman, and her sister,
Mr. Wright was,allowed to go
or. with iKern in company with the
body of the girl to Florida. Mrs.
Towers and her daughter are sure
that the accident was unavoidable
and do not want Mr. Wright to be
forced through a trial in court. Mr.
Wright went to Sheriff Leroy and
after leaving his address promised
the sheriff that if any warrant was
sworn out for his arrest or if he was
wanted here he would return upon
being notified. With this assurance
Mr. Wright was allowed to proceed
on the journey. Mr. Wright did not
suffer any injuries in the accident
nor did Mrs. Dell Towers or her older
daughter, who sat on the rear seat
of the car. Mr. Wright is grief
The ancestral home of Miles Stanch
is to be brought to America.
F/ithin six months the four rooms of
:he Standish home, now located in
.he parish- of Standish, near Wigan,
Lancashire, England will be fitted inlo
the house for some American
.vhose family history in this country
-6es back to Mayflower days. xThe
Standish home has been occupied by
ho 3t?.ndi?h family since the Norman
Every new book issued in Great
Britain has to be sent to university
ibraries of Oxford- and Cambridge
md Dublin, to the Advocates' libra y,
Edinburgh, and the Welsh Naional
library at Aberystwith.
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