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VOL.175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.} NO. 28 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. NOVEae*SER 28. l<< $1.50 PER YKAR
FOUR WARWICK COU
MOTHER AND TWO COHO)
Four persons are dead, one wo-'
man and three children, another is
seriously, if not fatally burned, and
several others narrowlv escaped
death when the farm house of L. J.
Schenck, in the Menuonite settle?
ment, near Warwick Courthouse,
was destroyed by fire between the
hours ot 5 and rj o'ciock Tuesday
morning. The dead are:
Mrs. John C Layman, who sac?
rificed her lite in an unsuccessful
attempt to save her cnildren.
David and Isaac Layman, her
babies, aged about one and two
The three-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. J. Schenck.
The burned are Mrs, Schenck,
who is now at the Elizabeth buxton
hospital, Newport News, ina serious
condition, who with Mrs. Lyman
rushed into almost to certain death
trying to save her babies: Wilbur
Schenck, her infant son, and John
C. Lyman, who in addition to t
badly burned, suffered the agon>
oi seeing his enure family meet j
most horrible end.
Tuesday morning the men of thc
family arose early and, after making
e fire in a wood stove in one of thi
lower rooms, went out about thei
duties in the Uim yard. Late
their wives came down and wer
about their duties ic the kitchen. I
the meantime the stove pipe in th
bed room became red hot and si
fire to thc ceiling above. Befoi
the flames were discovered by th
two women, they had gained gre:
The women were horrified, b
rea ning the danger to their babie
in the rooms above, they rush
upstairs heedless of all dange
The entire upper floor was fill*
with dense smoke and when tl
women reached their children ai
surfed to the steps they found th
the stairway was a mass of fl a rx
and all escape in that direction c
off. In the meantime, the t\
men discovered the fire and rush
to the house. They found the low
floor on fire throughout and
possible means of getting icto 1
building in this direction gone.
Seizing a ladder they put it to c
of thc second story windows a
entered in this manner. Tney foi
Mrs, Layman and her two little bc
dead from suffocation in one roc
in another, Mrs Schenck with 1
two babies. Mrs. Schenck .
infant, Wilbur, were nearly unc
scious, but revived after being c
ried out to safety. The boy d
shortly after reaching the ground
Although in danger every sect
of losing his own lite, Layman fi
tically and courageously stuck to
work of rescue until he hud go
the lifeless bodies of his three lo
ones from the building.
The dwelling which was a fr
building, with its entire cont
was destroyed, end so fast di
burn that neighbors who rushed
tbe scene were unable to reach t
in time to render aid. The los
monetary value is about $2,000
no insurance, it is said.
Yesterday afternoon the quad
funeral was held at the War
River Mennonite church at 2 o'cl
Mr. and Mrs. Layman cam
Warwick county about one yeai
from Rockingham county, aod
since been living in the Sch
home. They have recently bc<
$ visit to to relatives in the She
DEATH IN FLAMES
IEN H WHEN HOME IS
doah Valley, and only returned to
Warwick county Monday night, hav?
ing arrived on the local from Rich
Mr. Schenck and his f amily are
also from Rockingham county, but
rd in the Mennonite settle?
ment for several years.
Holdcroft. Va.. Nov. 25?Farm?
ers are taking advantage of the fine
weather. Killing hogs and gather?
ing corn are occupying the front of
the stage at present.
Gathering evergreens, which has
been quite an industry here for many
years, is probably more extensive
this year than ever before.
Wood merchants are also getting
busy and considerable wood and
ties will be cut during the cominfi
winter giving employment to man)
Tne school at this place will dosi
Tuesday for the week, ihe teach
ers. Misses Osie Trimmer and balli'
Nance, will attend the Virginia Ed
ucational Conference in Richmond.
Christmas is only one mouth ofi
[Soon Mr. Santa Claus will be around
Already the local stores are layin
in their wares to attract the eyes c.
the kind old gentleman whom legen
bas made to travel with reindeer ar
descend by way of chimney rtops i
gladden the hearts of children.
? Dr. R. B. Davis attended tl
meeting of supervisors today.
Mrs. S. J Binns, who has be
quite sick, is now convalescent.
Thanksgiving services will be cc
ducted at Mt. Pleasant church ne
Sunday morning by Rev. B.
Robinson. Chickahominv Coun
No. 173. Jr. O. U. A. M. will
tend the service in a body.
HOLDCROFT SCHOOL NEWS
Our school will close on Tuesdi
as our teachers will attend the ci
vention during the remainder of I
Most of our young men are bi
hunting, we presume, as they
scarcely ever seea without tb
Our minister. Rev. B. F. Roi
son, has returned home after a t
Mrs. Charles Binns, who has b
very much indisposed for the |
ind i week, is much improved at 1
0Q. j writing.
Mr. Frank Avery, Dr. C.
Vaiden and Mr. Willie Penny exj
to go up to Mr. Herbert Saund
fer a deer bunt during the Thai
the I Miss Sallie Nance spent the wi
ttcnjend, as usual, with her parent
Niss Nets Walker is spen
some time in Richmond with fri*
One of our ninth grade pu
Frank Curlis, was severely in j
last week by catching his foot ii
wheel of a motor boat. He is
in Richmond receiving the best i
icai attention. W; hope thal b
improving fast and that he will
be at home and in our midst ag
Many of the people of Our n
borhood are busy gathering hoi
Our roll of honor is: Bertha
sons 2 weeks; ^Carlisle Parso
weeks; Ruth Virginia Binns 2 w
Clyde Marabie 1 week; ai
Penney 1 week;, Harry Wall
BE CAREFUL OF I
FIRES THESE DAYS
Fire Chief Person would warn the
people ot Williamsburg to be very
careful with tire these days of short
water supply. At best we are prac-, a
tically at the mercy of fire, but now j fc
with all a*eUl exceedingly low, the jg
fire department could do no effect- -
Look weil to your flues, see that
your stove pipes are properly ad?
justed and take no risks whatever
If a fire should start in a tmckly
populated section, it would simply
have to burn itself out, unless near
the college or hospital, or is discov?
ered in time for effective use of the
Every citizen owes it to himself
and his neighbor to be more caretu*
than m the past and is urged to take
no risks. A conflagration would
set the town back* for years jest now.
It pays to be careful under ell cir?
cumstances, but more so now than
FROM THE NINTH
The fellowing; has been received
through the mails by the Roanoke
Times from some mysterious source
evidently in the Ninth district:
OLD HOSS SAL
Republican Junk for Sile.
Notice of a Public Auction!
March 5th. 1913.
si j Our lease with Uncle Sam havinj
practically expired, and h
decided to retire to private life. We
the Undersigned, wiil offer Fo
Sale, at our reaidence, Nationi
Capitol. Washington. D. C.. Marc!
5th, 1913, the following describe
(e) ONE ELEPHANT, aboi
40 years old and has the Foot Ko
(b) ONE SET OF INJUNC
TIONS and high Cost of Living oi
enough to wean: sired by Goldbui
and damned by everybo
U>) ONE REPUBLICA
PLATFORM, as good as new, h.
only been used tor Campaign Pu
poses. In this Patform
number of Planks from the Dem
eratic Platform have been insert)
but they can not be distinguish
and they wiil go with the lot!
(d) ONE BIG STICK, somewk
worn from over use!
Ce) ONE REPUBLICAN M
CHINE, somewhat out of repair!
(O ONE FINANCIAL SY
TEM. well supplied with Cleari
House Certificates and very iii
(g) A LARaJE QUANITY (
G. O. P. BRIC-A-BRAC, consist
of Old Dinner Pails. Grandpa H.
Coon Skins, Teddy Bears, I
Smiles and other things too nun
ous to mention!
THIS SALE will positively ta
place on above day and date rega
jess of weather, and everything
be closed out on that date!
TOAST LOvV wiil be served
the Old Boys'Republicen Club!
past political servitude, is invitee
THIS STUFF MUST
TERMS ?CASH. BEFO
3Q**d-i REMOVING PROPERTY!
JOE CANNON. Auctioneer.
Col. Rockefeller. J. P . Mon
Tobascus (Teddy) Roose
N. B. ? THE CHIC/
M 2 STEAM ROLLER will bc inch
io the above sale.
For Bed Blood
ONO DROUTH IS
Never before, not in the merr.orv
f the "oldest inhabitant." at least.
as this section seen such a drouth
s has prevailed nere almost un
iroken since May. It is true, sen
;ood rams have fallen, but the
[round was so thoroughly dry that
t did no more than wet the earth
;ufficient.y deep to allow of plowing,
rne most serious aspect of ?he l
ition is thc condition of wells and
nil! ponds. Wells that hive never
oeen known to be dry here have
: on several occasions In none
of them is there the usual depth of
Newport News, which gets her
water .n the mill ponds at
the Reservo.r. is in danger of a
water What water they
have regnated tail
sly pota ?
that you nave to hold you.
nose to l water company
owns Jones' pond and others in
jn. but there is no time to con?
nect up with them. It is estin
that the city has about a month's
supply ia the reservoir. It is hoped
that the winter rains will soou ll
and relieve the situ .rion.
Grove. Va . Nov. 26?Mr. and
Mrs. F H. Ball spent Sunday e
ing with Mrs. F. Co
Mrs. Torrence spent a few day!
in Williamsburg with Mrs. West.
Mr. and Mrs. Wickre. Mr. anc
Mrs. J. D. Kelly, and Mts. Swansoi
ape: iay with Mrs. J. D
Miss Constance Fenton, of Soul
Norfolk, is here for health again.
We nre|sorry to lose our neighbor!
Mr. and Mrs. J. D Kelly, as >e
are going to return to their torrin
nome in Ohio.
Mrs. A. B. West has been qui
sick this wee
ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KN01
GOSSIP OF TUE NEIGHBQRHOl
Mr. W. S. Ewan, of the OiKtr
neighborhood, brought to this offi
some fire j samples of late. In
potatoes, grown by him this seasc
r'rom one bushel he grew tea. whi
is not so bad in a dry year oin ti
Attofney I. H. Geddy. Cash
H. N. Phillips, ot the Penins
Bank, and Mr. Norwood Apper:
went to New Kent court Tuesday
Mr. Geddy's machine.
No matter it you failed to
your product in in time fo have
advertised tor the Farmer's Auct:
bring or send it to the sale n
Wednesday. Get it in by
o'clock so that there will be node;
No metter what it is. send it ale
the committee will take care of it
you. No sale, no charge.
Load after loac of holly is bi
shipped from the Williamsburg d?
to northern cities by Mr. Long, i
s buying all he can get. Tnis
help the farmers who have ha
dull yeer of it.
"There could be no better m
cine than Chamberlain's Cc
Remedy. My children were
sick with whooping cough. Oo
them was rn bed. had a high f
|and was coughing up blood.
'doctor gave them Cha rn be ri,
ided C?u8n Remedy and the first
| eased them, snd three bottles c
them." ssys Mrs. R A. Donsk
of Lexington. Miss. For sale fa
iUCCESS OF THE FAR!
UPON THE FAI
KEPARA.IONS ABOUT COI
< m a large degree
ipon the .irmers themselves. If
he movem- j primarily
or and show that
merest by ? jck, im
;, to be
abe but that a
>n men and
i . mean mar-tei
B. B rV
- 1 as au an Mc
is wiil a D.
aj. Wilson treasurer,
tee witl charge a c
ocr cent, on articles a sold
but in case there is no sale no
mission wiil bc charged. It n
toought that three per ce-it wi.
cover m . which w... b<
sir. -re is any bala
? I will be used by the commute ? I
i Among the articles submitte
r. when this is being written are or
. Holstein-Fr.esian bull from the Bea
confield Farms; calves, shoat
young ar. . jwl. 'arming imp!
ment .ng machines.
The sale will be held .n the rear
the old Williamsburg Hotel fc
the owner. Capt. Maynard, genero:
.y allowing the free eec of the pi
ibis is a ocation a
The comm i those w
x At the sale, to hi
them on I grounds n
than IO a. m. ot the m
:>a.e. Na wncrs ?
a thc a:
I / num.
So e in cha
is concerned thc
actual ownc: erma
ld and the ownc:
a eoe* ic same, that is a bu
arrange wiin the )
cr. It were better to .cr.
commit.: ? ou are a
r>t a note, properly secured
ie bills adv; thc euc
have LK-en pnntcd. Muco stott
:; the posters has I
received, and will be ottered ui
the same terms as those advert*
.ere is anyone who at tne
aaa*, moment nods taat ne will I
something to sell, he is request!
bring it atong just the same, c
only required to enter it in the
per way and at the time set ac
QUINTON SCHOOL NOTES
Miss Sue Cieaton. tbe indu
supervisor for New Kent end (.
vjity counties, visited our schoo
week, While there she organl
school club with thc following c
Pres.. Miss Mary Fore; V.-I
Miss Gladys; twee. Miss C
Wade; Treas., Mr. Chas. Cl
Our club decided to hoi
meetings oo tne first Friday
ternoon ot every month.
On Thursday Bigot there wil
pk party at the-Kaoolhooee la
UPLETED FOR BIG SALh
:lub. The proceeds axe to go
towards buying a piano, etc. for ths
members -. rethnveots will bs
... * .1 doss Ott SOt T rats
Jay far the Thsnkscivisaj holiday*.
We were sorry to give ap ssw of
our former pattons, Mrs, Boa Ter
who has recsatly
PKOURAMME MEET1N6 TUtSSiT
-.ext programme msstist oas
December J at 8 o'clock ths
-.ional and Civic association is to
- the pleasure of listening to Dr.
Cates, editor of the
Planter snd possibly to Mr.
doth will talk on a^riculturaJ sub?
jects and as tney are mea of infor
a and experience the
s very fortunate to hare
nerc. I he association invites ss its
guests ail of the pee pt a sf
g and its vicinity. Tba
sa at the coorthsasse aad s lotto
and interested stadias*: s is hoped for.
ihe Kdiicanoaal sad Casie
on wishes to carpi
elation ot toe good will aad lbs sf
.t help which was saaptayarl st
tne " rnp Around tbs World." Ts
those who helped to snlweatiia tbs
entertainment, to those
osxotno biles and other
also to moss who tilled tbs maay
.ands that tbe success of
. ? sn evening makes, we arc
coted aa well as to tbs
?? WAS WELL KNOWN
IN THIS QTY
tbe| Sunday's limes Dispatch has tbs
toUowing: inc Schuttes lived here
bul rx *ay.
M ot ta- numerous wives ot H
? eems, who shot Mrs. lutcds
tUggott and then kiUsd ai Bissit us
Keno, Nev., Friday, waa,
to uis own aUtemeut, is a
giru I neir wodded aaastanca was of
snort duration, it lesrni, tor ths nasa
says they separated in two wacks.
in Wecms's written statement
which he lett, snd m wtuch be gs ra
a somewhat detailed account ot bis
many loves, he, describe* tbs Ueness
lcsth ot tua first ania, s Mary.
iand giri, in Nashville, lena. Hs
started wtth her body to New York,
snd stopped over us aiirbaanasd
"lucre," ne says, "I met my oki
sweetheart, and siter s few dftys wo
were married. Ads Cosby sass ber
nssse. s daugotcr of s polsoc sar*
geom Ims angered say paroora, so
mat wc separated in two wonks sod
a divorce wss granted." This ssosos
to be ail ae has to toy ot this mars
incdcnt in his .career arith wonOSOa
c ponce racords of ttsat city
snow thst Jumna A. Cosby waa s
>cigeant here. Hs cued about
eignt years.ago. His widow is said
io bc living with s soo by s rorsoor
oosrhage, Arthur Sctosoo*. io Wil?
liamsburg. Tho iiiFirapgi, of bis
'"P^s daughter wss sot recalled loot
oy tnose who i
Don't wasts yoor taaSotry Dayiag
am's I inifosnt is rn sapor sad
Dampens paco of
and otsd it over tbs
snd it viii rsueve tbs pam
For tois bf til dasaora,