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VOL. 175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 27 WILUAliSBURG. VA.. NOVEMBER 21. 1912. $L50 PH* TSAft
FARMER LOSES HIS I
A. R EMMERSON SUFFEI
AWAY FROM HOME ISSI
During the early morning hours of
Saturday, probably about 2 o'clock
a. m., the frame residence belonging
to Mr. A. H. Emmerson, located oo
the Waller's mill road, near town,
together with his barn and other out?
buildings, was totally destroyed by
fire of unknown origin. Mr. and
Mrs. Emmerson were away for the
night and knew nothing of their loss
till che next morning.
In the stable were two work horses,
grain, feed, vehicles *arm imple?
ments, etc., all of which was burned
The poor dumb animals could noi
escape and suffered a terrible death
So far as known here, no one sav
Mr. Emmerson knows of no om
who would wish to do him harm
and can assign no cause for the fire
He recalls that sometime ago he ha<
some trouble with a colored ma
about trespassing on his place, bu
cannot think that he bumed him ou
Only a few weeks ago, accordin
to Mr. Brooks, the insurance agen
Mr. Emmerson took out a policy fe
over $1600 on his buildings, person;
property, and the two horses burnei
Recently the owner had added
porch to the house and was a'.
building a small addition. Mr. Ec
merson, who has been here a year
so, was preparing to leave the sta
for good and has been trying to di
pose of his personal effects, expec
ing to sell the remainder at auctic
He has a brother living on the a
joining farm known as the Alexand
place. His insurarce pretty w
covers his loss, except as to persoi
IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE BUSY
la****'** - "Ball a
The School Improvement Leas
of Tunstall Graded School met
Monday, Nov. 10, at the schoolhoi
with a large number of memb
present. This league was oigani;
on October 28 by Miss Sue Cleat
the Supervisor of New Kent .
Charles City schools, with an
rollment of forty members. Its '
is to improve beautify the sch
grounds and building.
Our first step towards this i
was successfully carried out
Monday 10th. The members
at the school at ll o'clock,
ladies brought dinner and co
was made and served by the pui
After dinner the men cut di
the thick hedge around the sch
while the ladies and children p
the brush. They also moved
fence and changed the blackboa
At 3 o'clock a business mee
wss called by the president, !
F. T. Richards. The constiti
?fares read and adopted, and the n
of the League decided upon, 1
Mr. L. M. Ellerson was elected
delegate tc represent the Leagu
the teachers' convention to be
ia Richmond, the 26, 27 and 2
After deciding to meet
a month dating from October
wc adjourned feeling that our lc
work had begun in earnest.
MT. PLErSAUT VICINITY NI
Last week was a week of eui
asm among our pupils snd pal
Miss's. C. Cleaton. our Super
spent Wcdnesdsy with us and h
aa ca*gaaise a "Girls' and
Gab.*' Our pupils are very
btaiaatad aad though oar nuts
MMlia y%% wa hopi to do good
IOUSE. BARN AND
PROPERTY BY FIRE
KED HEAVY LOSS WHILE
NG EVERYTHING HE HAD
Miss Cieaton also helped us orga?
nize a League. Thus far we have
enrolled eighteen members.
Our officers are: Mr. VV. M.
Nance. Pres ; Dr. E. R. Bradley.
V.-Pres.; Miss E B Bonitz, Sec.;
Miss Hannah Marston, Treas ; and
Mr. L. M. Nance, Censor.
Our cooking outfit for the girls
and work tools for the boys have
just been procured. Hurrah for
ITEMS FROM BARNETTS SCHOOL
Barnett, Va., Nov. 12th?"Patron's
Day" was observed Friday Nov. 1,
at our school. The programme
consisted of songs, recitations and
dialogues. Quite a number of
patrons and friends were present
despite the inclement weather.
The roll of honor for this school
for the month of October was as
follows: Elva Stagg, Emma rool?
and Lloyd Poole.
We hope to have more on roll o
honor this month.
The beys at our school are ver
much interested in playing base ball
By next summer we expect to pla;
the Red Sox.
James Barlow, who has been quit
sick is able to come back to cchoc
Thomas Harris, while riding h
pony to school was thrown in froi
of Mr. Brockwell's home, but wi
The lumber is being hauled to tb
school grounds to build another rooi
to the school.
Many wild geese are here. M
Deanes, of "Buckland," shot oi
Tuesday morning on "Sycamo
Mr. Bollie Brockweil is busy pic
ing pears for shipment,
Mr. William Brockweil has hi
vested his peanut crop.
Mr. Saunders expecTts to have
barn and silo built at "Indian Field
WHITE HOUSE SCHOOL NOTE!
White House. Va,, Nov. 13tk
Our school is progressing nicely, a
we are enjoying our work.
Miss Cieaton. supervisor of schc
of New Kent and Charles City co
ties visited White House sch
Mr. aud Mrs. Coggin visited
school the past week, and entertaii
the pupils with stories and rccitati.
Mr. Coggin made an impressive t
which was appreciated by all pres<
The Literary Society ot Wi
House school met Friday afternc
j A very interesting programme
The pupils and teacher of W
House school gave an entertains
November first for the benefit ol
school library but owing to the
weather a small crowd was prc
and only six dollars was realizer.
The Literary Society will giv
entertainment in December, i
which, apron hemming and c
amusements will be indulged in.
Roll ot Honor of White H
school for week ending Novemb
James Ashlin, Miley Ashlin, He
Sweet. Ben Prince. W.rt Reid. V
Sweet, Louise Sweet, Marye 1
comb, Gertrude Lipscomb
Don't waste yaur money bu
strengtheuing plasters. Chan
am's Liniment is cheaper and b<
Dampen a piece of flannel w
and bind it over tha affected
and it will relieve tha pam tad
atti. For Mk by all daakri,
\BIJUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW
SOSSIP OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Mayor E. VV. Warburton has been
in Richmond since Monday attending
the meeting of the Scottish Kite
Lieut. Hunter, of the battlesnip
South Carolina, was the guest of
Mayor and Miss Warburton the lat?
ter part of last week.
The Rev. B. F. Robinson, pastor
of the Holdcroft Baptist church.
has been attending the Baptist As?
sociation in Petersburg this week.
but will return home in time to con.
duct his usual services at Mt. Pleas
ant Sunday morning and Manoah at
3 p. m.
Word has been received herc that
Mrs. Chapman and her daughter.
Miss Annie, will sail from New York
on the Cunard liner. Franconia. on
Thanksgiving day. Their European
intinerary and length of stay will bc
Dr. Lyon G. Tyler, president of
William and Mary, has been spend
ng a few days in Charles City this
Mr. G. A. Goddin. of Discond.
was in Williamsburg a short tuie
Tuesday morning, having come herc
to catch the fast train tor Richmond,
Messrs. T. R. Daley. G. L,
Burleson and F. R. Savage com?
posed an automobile party to Nee
Kent countv Tuesday, where Mr
Daley went to look sf ter a couple o
fine farms he owns there.
Mr. Carter Cowies, of Diascond
spent Tuesday in town on business
Dr. W L. Gate wood, formerl
of this county* and now living i
Petersburg has gone to New Yor
City to take a special course i
medicine and surgery.
MR. i*. 0. BARLOW IS
Mr. Robert G. Barlow, one i
Williamsburg's oldest cirixens. ai
a link that connects us with the psi
was last week stricken with paraly
and was removed to the infirmary
the hospital until other arrangemei
could be made. Dr. Brown saw tl
the patient suffered for nothing
the way of medical attention, and
soon rallied and was able to dr
His son. Cashier Robert J. Baric
of the Bank ?of Amelia, was tc
phoned for and arrived here Frid
As soon as his father was able
travel, which was Sunday cveni
he took him and his aged mot
home with him to Amelia where
hoped the aged couple will bc spa
many years to their devoted childi
"Bob" Barlow, as every one kn<
him, has for many years been
carpenter at the hospital. He wt
close and intimate friend of the
M. R. Harrell and is almost the
of the little company that use
assemble in the olden days.
Lickey. Vs.. Nov. 19?Mci
Richard Bull and Archie Ri
spent Sunday with Mi. and J
W. E. Cole.
Messrs. Albert Dudley and .
Crossial. of Gloucester, spcat !
day with Mr. R. W. Schell.
Mr. Willie Robins, of Glouce
spent a few days with Mr. F
Schell last week.
Mr. sndlMrs A. C. Vanpelt i
Sunday afternoon with Mrs. R.
Mr. C. A. Johnson spent Sa
with Mr. Thcjtaaa Lackey.
Rab-M^TUa-wal om m.
. W. WARNER
:ND OF AN ACTIVE AND USE
Mr. Frederick W. Warner da
parted this life at his home, Port
Id-tai-cn-the-James. on Saturday
last at two o'clock in the a.ternc-or.
after an illness which confined aid
to his bed for only a few days. The
disease which resulted in his earthly
demise was insidious in its character.
and its presence not even suspect
ed until it had progressed beyond
Mr. Warner was born in central
Illinois Dec. 54. 1854. In early
manhood he chose real estate as his
vocation, and continued in it until
about three years sgo. In 1901 he
moved from IUioois to Stanley Coun?
ty, Soutn Dakota, where he shortly
afterwards organized a state associa?
tion of real estate dealers, and served
two years as president of that organ,
In 191--8 Mr. Warner was chosen
to represent Stanley county ia thc
legislature ot South Dakota?an
office which bc filled with consider?
able distinction. In com me ta tin*,
upon this, one of the leading papen
ot the nata* said that Mr. tVaraei
was one of the best legislator:
South Dakota had ever had.
In 1910. desirous of escaping th<
rigors of the northwestern climate. M
Warner, accompanied by his wif
came to Eastern Virginia and pu*
chased thc handsome home, thc
know as 'Tort Arthur." on Jami
river. Mr. Warner was a poul tx
fancier, and his stock ot Whit
Plymouth Rocks had become arc
known throughout Virginia, ha vic
won many handsome and valuab
prises at various poultry exhibi
and at the recent State Fair
During his brief sojourn in Vi
ginia Mr. Warner tormed mai
warm and lasting friendships. H
utterest in thc material weltare
the community brought him
touch with many of his neigh bo i
and his genuine friendliness tows
everyone twas so apparent ia \
first hand clasp as to win for bia
warm reeling of respect and a dei
to know him better.
Mr. Warner's interest in lo
affairs induced him to become
active member ot the Williamsb
Business association, before wb
he mada a forceful and con vine
speech a few weeks ago. The -i
fare of the association was a ma
of deep interest to Mr. Waraar.
ms help aud counsel will bc gre
aliased bv tne. organization.
Mr. Wa**ner aras not a cn em ba?
an y church, bat au de mea
was fncadly toward all reiig
denominations. He was a man
devout spirituality and his lift
upright, bono ra Di* and dean,
good works will stand as a fal
monumea*! to him.
Mr. Warner had been marnec
second tim-. By his first man
bc leaves a soo and daughter,
taaiding in the weat.
Ora San day aftarpoon, at thc
dence, ? short aad simple se
was conducted by P. H. Ball, ai
ted by H. N. Phillips aad thc M
A., of which Mr. Warner ara
member. Mrs. Warner left oa
evening train to convey thc !
to Tremont. lUinois. where it w
laid by thc side of Mr. War
first companion, amid thc seen
PROMINENT YOUNO J)
WAS DROWNED WHIl
WAT CA'SIZEDIANO LIOIT
LIFE WHILE C8MPANIIN
Mr. Lightfoot Goddin. .telegraph
operator at Norge. aad aaa of tba
well known and most highly respect?
ed young men of this county, waa
drowoed ;n a mill pond eear Tcaen?
last Toursday. Tha accident has
cast gloom over the neighborhood
in which he lived and where he had
to many friends and relatives.
Mr. Goduio and his trie-ad. Mr.
W. G. Fa .nbcit. the well knowe
Toano mere -ct tied been tpcading
thc day fishing, la aa attempt ts
nail the boat, ootn men moved sud?
denly to one side whea the light
vessel sudde i y capaiaBal throwing
Doth men into tne water. Mr. Far
inholt called io ms com pan ion lo
grab the boat ?nd hold on while he
swam ashore rot a pole to assist
him. Mr. Goddin seised thc boat
and when his campanion last saw
him he seemed to be safe.
Mr. Farinbolt was heavily dressed
and with diffi ulty reached the short
a short distance away. Turning, he
saw his companion's hands grasping
thc side of thc boat but hts body
Bad entirely disappeared, the ?vrght
of his body pulling the smt.l boa.
down. Tne water was very colo
and it is thought he soon became
exhausted and was aaable to Basis'
himself to keep on top of thc water.
As quickly as posaible Mr. Fane
holt sounded the alarm and she bod)
was soon recovered the water be inf
only about eight teet deep. Dr
Stephenson respoaded to a call, bu
.re was eatmcL
Tbe body was taken lo Toac*
Taursday night from which plac
ibe fasatal took place Saturda:
oagjot tat auspices ot Cn.ckaboaxun
Mosoaic Lodge of which thc deaj
aaaa had been a member. Burii
was in thc tamiiy section.
Mr. Goddin was shoat thin
years of agc and unmarried. H
was s man ot a ter una charscur aa
tor years had war ced as opera ti
tor the C. & O. at thc var to es it
tons on tne Peninsula divisioa.
strange fatality seems to follow M
Goddin's family. He made thc li
of threee first cousins wbo ha
been drowned near bere within \
past un or littccc years. Ja
Cowies and a young son of I
Emmet Gate wood w-trc the oil
tero who met their death ia a lisa.
HOOD HOPE SCHML
Dash, Va.. Nov. 19th?Pttrc
Day was celebrated in great styli
Good Hope* on Friday Nov.
air. and Mrs. Coggan ware pres
Wc enjoyed baving thea*, very mi
as they told us several very -ate*
?ng Slavics, The exercises were \
good, and enjoyed by all preaea
Mr. W. A. Crump, ot New*
New. spent a tear days of last e
with his parents lax. and Mrs. VV
Mr. J. W. Crump, of Dash, i
several days ia West Point last w
There will bc aa cntcrtainiac*
Liberty aahooi Friday night. Non
Miss Ollie Thornes, teache.
GOOd HOpC SCjlCaOl BttaaaBd
uaciraars' mreting at **rovid
Forge on the 9th.
Rev. J. D. AiaaStin,
Chapel church Sunday
Wa ara vars* much
playing ball aad wood-tag this ?
MES CITY MAN
? FISHING IN Ptrna
(TRIES TQJSAYE ttIM
?mans Hell. Va.. Mow. i9**--On
Wcclirssaday iv mi ag. thc lalla, awe
tpsttaaW aaatt pWaOtit Ji 0*9
gaye a box party. A targe
realaswd from the mm ec thc
and a*aa?aeseaseeaae. The C"*0*
eatertained with sa-tags dad
Mr. W. S. Hi
lett Saturday aramac**, for a saay mt
sar-yeral days io New Yeral.
Dr. Ashton Har-waod
week cad with his father. Mr.
er Harw-Md. of this place.
Mr. Willie Qearhm. of HighaaawJ
Park, anth M*a*crai mt hts taaude.
spent a few days last emmk aa a
nanting trip over st Wt***x1sawe.
We hope there arc a few
aad hirds lett.
Thc ectitor takes -this
thaakiag his tTaaads who haye
such a deep lataraat ira
thc people of
ii thc powers that ba
will allow us. Scorea have weasssei
have come to na volwateavily aaad rav
f cca*a*ad us that aassaTssTtls -tiary had
l cant, they did it beiace thar *M*a*w
wc wantad thc mtJce, mme mg tat that
they would be glad io aaa tha
secure thc portion. Wc
for thawr asiadly intsvaaatf
ally and for u**nx aaay faacrotaa
prcjaaaioaas ot t**onf .dasnec aad
d j Wc have been asked why caf dad
ii not annonnre our candtajaaTy iu Thc
* ictte and have baas *saaau*.ad far
Vj aot doing so. Our -rxattvis |ho*skl
iclrc*aac**ahcr that this ia. aa hon'^shprn
?d I contest so far u wc ara coa^raad.
K laud it would have baan mam:eat!y
untsur to thc other applicants whe
do not own a MWepapcr tor aa to
have used it. aa ? wampo*, ipi nw
them. No patron af thc Wiluai
burg postoiticc has ever aUa-Qfd aay
petition tor us woo was not mtmWmaad
before he did so wbo at least ooo Mt
thc other applicants waa. Wc ao-y
knew rheo ot one other. IX lime ia
a tingle patron who signed oar *?**??
tion under a misapprehca*?ou aad
who wants to re-move it, wa iavvita
nun to do so at once.
Wc aram to wxaahmt wa waa* to do
so in such a way as to bc able ia
look every aaaa ia tha race
guilty ot aaything that
us loee our sasti-raapaat.
Agata thapSiag each loyal
tor what she or ac baa doe**
and with only thc
towards all who
their aa***vaai iu
promise lo refer ao at-pca aa thc mat--***
ter hil thc awaocisoa ia wade, v
ANII aSC isaaaCe*!
lair. Taylor ae-urths, a emu s**auwu
PCsaaaaasVaasI mwe\ e-eeV'-aaW aawataS^y t a??Saaeaew aWaaaSaaaw
Clara Jaoerg. oi Mora*, aaa wha
has tsscu rcaudmg hara.
frncsais by satntsat by
^ M j h^uaoeth Caty, M. C. wheat lacy