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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE.
Established 1736 bv William Parks First to Publish tha Declaration of Indepe >d?nca. W. C- Johnston. Editor and Publisheri
I 175 (OldSeries.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 20 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. OCTOBER 3 IQ12. $ | 50 PER YKAM
HUNTER ACCIDENTAL
SHOVER WI
ANDERSON RICHARDSON FIR
GUN INTD HEAD OF
A distressing accident occurred in
the Chickahominy marshes las*
Thursday atternoon when Mr. A
son Richardson, ot Newport News,
accidentally shot and killed his
colored "shover" Zebadee Saunders,
aged about 40 years, a James
negro. Coroner W. H. Porter
paneled ate Thursday and as?
ter enquiring into the shooting,
rendered a verdict exhonorating
Richardson of any crime.
In hunting sora it is necessary to
have a mant to act as "shover.'*
This man is armed with a long pole
and pushes or shoves the sma
bottomed boat over the tall grass,
thus enabling the gunner to reach the
toothsome little birds that feed or.
J oats. Saunders was cn
gaged in shoving Mr. Richardson's
boat when the fatal accident occurred.
Saunders, wiiO was in the rear,
stoped down to allow Mr. Richard?
son to tire over his head at a sora.
The gunner missed and fired the
second barrel just as Saunders
straightened up. The unfortunate
man received the full charge of tht
gun at close range, shattering hij
ill at the base of the brain. Son
shells are lightly loaded, and h
been at any distance. Saunders rn
have escaped serious injur
The body U vard pa
the water. Much
Richardson called Mr. J. L Harri
and other gunners in the marsh anc
Saunders' body was carried ashore
Mr. Richardson deeply deplores thi
fatal accident.
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NEGRO EDUCATOR DIESSUDDENL
The Richmond Times-Dispatcl
gives th ving account of th
death of Dr. John J. Smallwood, c
Claremont:
'"Dr. John J. Smallwood, one c
the leading negro educators c
South, d.ed at the Retreat for th
Sick Sunday morning at .
o'clock. He was f.rty-two year
old. Twenty years ago he estat
lished the Temperance, Industrie
and Collegiate Institute at Caretxon
Va., built it up, got it up. gc
donations from promioent people a
ever the country, and made it
power for good for the people o* hi
race. John Hay, oi.ee secretary c
state, got such tavorabie rcpon
from the institution that he gav
liberally tojts support.and influence
other wealthy persons to aid i
There are more than 16'J stu
now in attendance. Mainly throug
thc efforts of the president the Lil
coln Hall was recently erected at
cost of $70,000. and Govern,
Mann was the principal speaker
its dedication.
"Unlike many colored eda*
Dr. Smallwood made no effort
get in aird stay in the limelight, d
as a temperance lecturer his
spread almost everywhere; 1
preached temperance dav and nigh
he made everybody associated wi
him preach it and practice it, and I
put the word temperancee in tl
name of his school.
"In July Dr. Smallwood, wi
was appointed by Governor Man
attended the annual convention
the National Negro Educatioc
Association at St. Paul, and on tb
occasion he delivered such a stirri
address that the convention unai
rnousiy decided to meet next ye
at Claremont. He stood high
tha tiumahoa of Virgiaia peopi
LY KILLS HIS
KILE SORA HUNTING
ED CONTENTS OF HIS SHOT
ZEDADEE SAUNDERS
The funurai services will be con?
ducted from the Third Street A
M. E. Church toxorrow afternoon,
ll be made at
-mont on Wednesday."
BACK AFTER A TEN
YEAR'S ABSENCE
Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Batchellor.
of Lawrence, Mass., were in
.iamsburg the first of the week, and
Monday drove over to Jamestown
to see the site of the first permanem
settlement in America
This was Mr. Batchellor's first visi
in ten years.
Some of our readers will recall thi
nript made bv Mr. Batchellor tc
establish here under the name o
-ginia Gazette, a great south
:aagaz;ne. He offered to sub
scribe $200,000 if the peop.r
ginia would subscribe $50,000. Thi
sum made up in this state aggregate;
about $5,000. whicn showed tha
they were not ready for such an en
terprise. Had the scheme gon
through, a piart employing 300 o
400 people would have been locate
here, and thousands of do lars woul
l been orought to this city Th
Williamsburg Business Men's Assc
on did all that it could to gt
scheme on a firm foundatinr
the proposition was too big fe
to swing.
Mr. Batchellor stated Monday th*
rai probably tortunate that th
? rprise fell through, as th
..try has been the graveyard c
Mary magazines, only a fe
h are even now on a payir
Mr. and Mri. Batchellt
left Monday on a southern trip an
will be absent from home .sever
Aeeks.
WILLIAMSBURG BOY IS
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Prison Evangelist George V
Crabtree, ot Washington. D. C
who is kaiown ail over the south t
ms work among convicts, in a se
mon delivered in the First Presb
terian church of Roanoke a few da;
ago, paid a fine compliment to i
old Williamsburg hoy. Mr. L. He
ley Jones, who has charge ot tl
state convict camp at Greenwooi
?rho is now located near Cha
iottcsv.c. Tne Roanoke Wor
prints tne following from Mr. Cra
tree's addre
"The convict camps of Virgil
are above par as compared wi
other southern states We shou
do away with the chain and give |
men better beds to sleep on. T
food is poor and should be improve
The best and cleanest convict cac
in Virginia is at Greenwood. Caf
Jones, who has charge, is a fir
class prison officer and shows ere
on the Virginia system. I have be
kindly treated by ali the officers
coarge of the camps and feel a dc
fnendship far the captains a
guards."
Here is a woman who spca
from personal knowledge and lo
experience, viz . Mrs. P. H. Brog.
of Wilson. Pa., who says. "I km
from experience that Cham bedail
Cough Remedy is far superior
any other. For croup there is aol
ing that excels it." For sala by
t. 'dealers.
NEGRO BADLY INJURED
LEWIS MOORE STRIKES GEORGE I
GRAVES WITH IRON PIPING
Lewis Moore, colored, waylaid
and murderously assualted George (
Gra-es, also colored, in front of '
Martin Sa Farinholt's store at Toano
last Saturday night. Graves has a ;
fractured skull from a blow over the |
head and may die from bis injuries
It appears that Moore and Graves
were "projectin"' and Graves got tbe
better of Moore. While Graves was
in the store making some purchases.
Moore secured a heavy piece of iron j
piping and when Graves came out of,
the door, dealt him a terrific blow 1
on the forehead, crushing the frontal
bone.
Graves was rendered unconsc
from the blow and Dr. H. U
son was called. The physician
found that the skull was crushed in
to a depth of several inches and it
was impossible to relieve the pres?
sure of the crushed skull which
seemed to have been drives in by
the force of tbe blow.
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SUSPECT NOT THE
MAN WANTED
Hampton police have been hold
ing * young negro named Simon
ice as a suspect in the Adams
murder case. Wallace was arrested
last week in Elizabeth City county
and the York authorities not
He answered the description given
of William Beverly, the real mur?
derer of Mr Adams. Sneriff Tom
lips looked the man over and de
i he was not the one wanted,
^non Wallace is known to the
:e. he having been convicted in
ourt here of the theft of i
watch and household articles from
the home of Ben Garrett. Sr
this county, and was given a term
rmatory. The bc
about the size of Beverly, but is ai
Africaa.
No clue has been discovered tc
the whereabouts of Beverly, bu
every effort possible is being maci
j to apprehend him. The York count)
ooari promptly offered a reward o
$50 for his arrest and it is though
that the governor will also offer tht
usual reward. It is probable Bev
nas made his way back to We
Virginia where some of his pcop.t
..ve.
after the murder of Mr. Adams
Beverly went to the home of a coi
ored man. the daughter of whoa
married a brother of the a
murderer, and left the gun wit!
which he killed Mr Adams. H
then set out for Lightroot and oi
the way tried to sell the watch,
very valuable one. offering to lak
$5 for it. He just managed t
catch the westbound local for Rich
mond, getting on the train without
ticket. It was first reported tha
Beverly went toward Newport New;
but we are reliably informed thi
this was a mistake. It is probabi
he went as fax west as his moue
would carry him. and it in that d
ja thc search should be mac
for him.
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The Peninsula Democratic club w
meet Friday night Come out ao
enjoy the speeches. If you are n<
a member, join now.
If you have yoong children ye
have perhaps noticed that dis ord e:
of the stomach axe their most con
mon ailment To correct this vc
will find Chamberlain's Stomach an
Liver Tablets exe:lient. They ai
easy aad pleasant to take, aad m..
and gentle ia effect. Foi* sail b
ail
IBOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW [
iOSSIP OF THE SMUHBORHOOD
BOILED DOWN
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Mr. Spencer La- I
*>q a business trip ia the interest cf
the West Point Oyster Pack
M James Ct) board of super'
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\g herc next M
Mr. and Mrs Jrahara H
?shiogton, who spent t
dtys herc on thc
turned to Washmgtc
M wee-c. Mr. at.d I :hol
rised their friends by g
more to wed. a nere
they came direct he: <
puiar Washington newspaper!
man and has a host t rads here
where he was a student, allot whom
in best wishes and
- happy c
Mr. Willie Ch -on of M
W. H. v. who has been
his home in Wumingtor.
is much better now and his spf
recovery is looked for.
Principal H. H. Young, who hts
been confined to his bed manv days
with tn attack of tvphc
i will be a
I time betore he will be able to
assume his duties ts heed of the
Mr R. B Slater, of Totno. was in
town Monday, looking af ter improve?
ments he is having made to
Hinton property Iocs
End. end which Mr. Slater bc
as tn investment some mo at hs ago
a***re is making a first-class rr
out of the dat
A good friend from Toano, ta*
loyal Democrat, who is in ea:
when he says he "wants the people
to rule." sends a dollar to the
paign fund. That
stuff that counts. It also
that he means m\ ?ys when he
Deiaoa i
Mr George P.
State Highway C
last
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rom an exte:
northwest. V.
us. and he -
Mr. Walter Burns, on- nest
known and most highly rcspc
-ms ot this section oeen
very iii in his home the pay?
out is reported to be imprc
now.
Mr. A. B. Michcner. who was
formerly manager of the Kings
*arm, but who lc iff Penn
sylvtnit t year ago, has again re
turned to Virginia and is no*%
manager for M.- rum's
big farm near Charlotte*).
Gltd he is again :n the state. He
will ultimately land oack here.
Mr. K. j. Binns, who is dow ic
aess in Nor*o.'-c. spent last
day here with Mrs. Binns an..
parents.
Mayoi E. W. Warburton wts ii
Sun y county luesdty on b
Messrs. J. L. Htrris. of Hampton
r and Anderson Richardson, of New
.rt News, passed through to ai
ic Tuesday on meit way to Yorktown
Mr. E. L Owens, the well know!
.otographer. wts in Richmore
( and Lynchburg this week, havim
been in search of a location. H
will move hil family to one or th
other of these places and open
studio.
The Ladies' Social Club will mee
next Wednesday morning in th
home of Mrs. C. A. Rhames, net
Grove.
Attend the big mass-meeting o
business mes tt the courthouse nex
y Monday night, and have something
to otter tm the good of toa town,
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BUSINESS MEN ARE T
MONDAY
ALL ISSUED DV CITIZENS
COURTHOUSE FOR
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urg men have acted upon
jazet ^gestion tnat toe b .
.tercsts orgsntz: tor tne .
.ssued thc toliow
kf a tuass meeting st tne
p.ouse Monday night. October
next Monds
-irtaouse
I torth a summons
a hear*.
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Ha this
Mr. is < io :?.
lions w ? you
may vcr.- .: one
trousers pocket or add one jot? oi
il supply
e you
. tne gr trend ot
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thought? 1 now ii
ne gath
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sight aa | a seat
in of pt I com.r.*.
wav.
?own a:
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ra or not. You are expected i
to you to do so an
the people
you are and want tr
c to prosper. This .. du
mess as mucn as theirs.
I
oeen proposed, and it is n
Known wnat snape ma. fro
me mee You may nave i
act.ve part ta tne maaagex
ju cnoose. it w
oe your pnvt.ege to sit on a ch*1
.i*e a wooder. and say not
cg Oat aoksever. is stu
on. wnatev<
torm it may ta.<e. has bea*:.
:. no drones will be permitu
in the mve. E/ery mem oe:
tea to s s coat and i
io work tor tnelgood ot the town.'
LUTrON.NUr t.MIKt lAILLKt
Lightfoot. Va . Sap
Editor The Gazette:
I have noticed several reierene
in The Gazette rece. alive
my cotton. It seems that some o
reported to the editor that I woy
not get a pound of cotton, from t
field. At one tune it looked ve
mucn that way. bat woila I dot
expect to get even enough to p
expenses, sui., I mink I w... ,
enough to maac one tali bsua.
Ot course ovttytiody ia this *
laity aaowt on nave had tha otu
0 ORGANIZE ON
NIGHT, OCTOBER 7
FOR GRUT MEETING AT
DEFINITE ACTION
drouth this year that was ever knows,
snout here. I think the drought
was inaixay responsions tar tha fail?
ure of the .and to produce a
crop. There was evidently
insect or disease that atuccad tha
ctop first oo thc road at the west
coo ot me Bald - .eaves oa
a oo ut a dozen .stalks were oobcad
to nave d and twisted. The
seemed to be dying. Tna
[ weather was very dry and every vc
e. especially automobiles, that
/ of dust.
? MQltd oo the cotton.
As the dry weather increased,
insect inicsicd stausi
(taned r* : ;g from the stan
I point on inc road and coounuina;
: mts avoived. I
< tnat the drougnt waa
Iwacy tne cause ot tne tiouo.e. bat
aoout the ume tne uouoac had
I eaat side ot thc bald
tne ?eai|as baal aiucaed which had
tja ocgan to throw
out new lea yes aud wno toe except?
ion or m tm inst died aow
aves, rms aaa?
I commenced to caaaa
oa mc lat! a good wnuc actors wa
. any rain. I am sure aow that
linc .KM ot tam in tne *jc**aanua; waa
uottne.d.rect cau*c ot tne trouolc.
I tau. - . -i rt was so*nc sort of
. tcct inst would have
jcen des;: lia ia wa cou.d
? >.e ..a : . st me tame tt waa most
I don'i laina ta,; crop ol
on inc iand toe
ia . auyiniag to
JriOSftaa*
* vary
. ou iand tnat
a penal
wt
H ina crofa
? mc *aud I now
ia icd 'rom inc
ti m .inc tickd
*fj a.. Um * tasata and a
great many ot toe na..a ju tha land.
. saouid nave oeen. I trna**.
kome hep to tne cotton.
Besides tne cotton was planted oa
proved land man waa
,aat raiaad sir. I mada a re?
port to UM Jcyaitmeat
aoout thc and sent soaaa
sauip.es j: .uleaicd sta. at a I cau*d
not aotwever turaisn tae department
ae sta. as waua ia tna
..ages ot me uouo.c as tha dis
raaa aad aoout spent itaeit betorc
ug inc rcpon. I wai sand yon
a*.iewun a rCtter seat anc from iaa
dcpartaacnt relating ;to the matter,
wmen it you see til you can psousa
j ut and pu 0.1 aa sad.
portion as you may thin* proper.
I beac ve tani ii I aaa sprayed tha
c crop willa acrosenc ???laina.
as soon as I saw a tew su**a ol tha
cotton ali cc ted and puued up anet
ouraed tne alfected pian ta, I weald
aave garnered ssvera
ot one mis ta**. Ol course an
couid aave expected aayming, hate a
rop uader tna weatnar conda
uoos sucn as we have occn havu*c
mis year.
I oc?.cve now. as I have bclaavcd
tor several years past, that oar sea?
sons axe p.enty loof aad otv iomto
.vc. adapted to tne growth oat tha
sup*e. and tuc t-umers. ii taay wul
ously apd pcrsistentlv go ia***Vlba
OaVtanass. wul prove it a **a*aao*a
add*uoa to our tara, products.
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