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VOL. 108, NO. 19 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 8. 1912
$1.00 PER YEAR
NEW ORDER OF THINGS
IMPROVES KANSAS LIFE
A Remarkable Temperance Towa ia
Erary once in a while you will
read tba statement tbat there is
more drinking and more lawlessness
in Kansas than in other States
where saloons flourish. Tbe man
who makes thal stateuaont is either
repeating a Ha told by someone else
or ia a deliberate and unmitigated
liar on his own account.
Ia tbe surly 70's Newton was tbe
toughest town on thu border. Ina
single night ll men ware kilted in u
saloon row. Of course, that was
perhaps tbe record so far as a sin
gie night's killing was concerned,
but in those days there was some?
thing doing near!*/ every night and
Newton was famed as tbe toughest
ol the tough.
The old order passed. Tba Texas
cattle trail moved westward. No
longer was heard the sound ot rev?
elry by oii-lit punctuated by revol?
ver (?huts and profanity. Theo came
prohibition. Newton was among
the tirst towns of considerable size
to establish the rule ol law and or?
der, and that rule once established
has been maintained from then till
Today Newton is a flourishing lit
tie city of 8,000 people. Il is a great
railroad town, the aggregate month?
ly pay of railroad men living there
being somewhere in the neighbor?
hood or170,000. There are dwellers
in the effete East, no doubt, who
suppose that railroad employes ure
disposed to be boisterous and unru?
ly. The railroad men of the city o'
Newton are among thu very bes*,
Here is a town, as I have said, of
8,000 people witb juat one police?
man, and he isn't busy. Since the
first of the year 1912 there have
been just three arrests in town.
Two of tbem were bootleggers and
ene was a person of African descent
who indulged in the pastime of
whipping bis wife. One arrest per
month in a town of 8.000 people,
what do you think of that? One po?
liceman to guard the peace by day
and one by night.?Farmers' Mail
and Breeze. Topeka, Kansas.
African Methodists Money Raisers
At the annual meeting of tbe finan?
cial board of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church, held in Kansas
City, Mo., the Rev. John Hurst,
financial secretary of the denomina?
tion, reported tbat members of va?
rious churches of the denomination
had raised $790,825.17 in subscrip
tions of ll each (or the general ex?
penses of the denomination during
tbe last (our years. The sum of
$207,221.98 was raised during tbe
fiscal year ended March 31.
The sum reported does not in?
clude the moneys raised by each
congregation for its local needs and
for education or that raised by the
various missionary societies.
Monuments to Servants
Tbe week of May 20 to 25 has
been set apart by thu colored people
of Richmond which to hold a rally
to raise $30,000 tor the erection of
a monument to the faithful colored
servants of Richmond.
To give stimulus to the rally a
mass meeting of the oolored people
was held Friday afternoon at 5
o'clock at which an address was
made by Gov. Mann. This is the
first of a services of mass meetings
which will precede the rally week.
Pure Cair of the temperature of
Mammoth Cave, averaging 5t; de?
grees, would have saved the life of
1'resident Garfield,declared, Dr. J.
N. McCormick, health commissioner
of Kentucky, who before the House
military committee urged acquisi?
tion of Mammoth Cave for Govern?
ment Park. "More people," be said,
"die each day in the United States
from preventable diseases than ware,
lost on the Titanic"
Life and accident insurance com?
panies lost $3,464,111 as a result of
the Titanic disaster, according to
figures published ia the current
Insurance press of New York, thu
Northwest Mutual being the largest
Advertise in Tue Gazette.
WAS WORTH $12,000
Record Failure Deprived Needy
Woman of Inheritance
MIGHT BE TRUE IN VIRGINIA
Like Occurrences to Be Prevented by
Virginia health officers, who are
preparing to enforce tbe new vital
statistics law, are pointing a moral
from a recent case in a Western
i State where the absence of a birth
I certificate cost a needy orphan girl
1 a snug inheritance of $12,000.
Thatauch a thing might happen in
Virginia under present conditions,
and that no legal -authorities could
prevent it. is pointed out by advo?
cates of the statistics law who ci ti?
the case in question. A young man
emigrated to America from Switzer?
land, married in the middle West
and, in time, became tbs father of a
little girl. While he was struggling
to make a li ving for bis family be
was killed in a Clogging camp and
left his family absolutely dependent.
To keep ber home and to raise
her daughter, tbe mother of the
family took in washing, lived in a
squalid but and pinched herself al?
most to starvation. But she was
ignorant and friendless and could
Direly keep body and soul together.
Finally, wben it seemed that she
must starve and her child with her.
! there came news from the Swiss
I consul in Chicago that her dead
husband's brother had died in
Switzerland and, in bis will, had
left $12,000 to his brother's child.
Tbis seemed a fortune to the de?
spairing mother, who saw herself I
, lifted from abject poverty to coin- j
parative affluence. She at once be- j
gan plans to remove ber daughter
tu more suitable M.iarters and IO
give her an education. But there '
was one obstacle in the way. The j
strict Swiss law required that be- !
fore tbe child could qualify for the,
estate she must produce legal evi- j
deuce tbat she was the daughter of
tbe young immigrant. A birth cer?
tificate, in legal form, wrote the
consul, would ba all that was
But when the mother wrnt to se?
cure this she was met with the
startling announcement that as the
State made no provision for the reg- j
istration of the births and deaths
no legal certificate could be furnish- i
ed her. The one thing needed to
secure the fortune (or her daughter !
could not be had. Lawyers were!
employed, friends were found, all
united their efforts to procure al
record, but could not satisfy the
punctilious Swiss. The girl lost
tbe $12,000 and was unable to re?
cover a dollar.
Such a calamity, it ls pointed out
by the health officers, may as read?
ily befall an heir in Virginia as in
vital statistics law becomes opera
tive every child in Virginia bas the ;
assurance of a permanent record .
which will give to posterity a legal :
proof of his birth and parentage. The
new law is to be effective in June.
In anticipation of iis enforcement;
tbe State health officers are prepar- >
ing their forms and locating the reg
\ istrars to administer the law.
Taft's Tribute to Major Butt
Witb quivering voice and tears in '
his eyes, President Taft Thursday
at Augusta, Ga., paid tribute
| to Major Archie Butt, wbo went
down with the Titanic Archie
Butt's homa was in tbat city:
"If Archie could have selected
i his time to die," said the Presdent,
: "he would have taken the one (.od
gave him. Self-sacrifice hud become
I a part of his nature. He loved the
I South and the people of the South,
land he loved his churoh."
"Never did I know how much he :
1 was to me until he was dead," con?
tinued the President. "It has al?
ways seemed to me that Archie
i naiver married because he loved his |
! mother so. The greatest sorrow ofi
j bis life waa wheu sh3 left him."
"Wben he became one of my fain
ily he waa a son or a brother," con?
tinued tha President
Women With tt
By FRANCIS HOWARD WU
CHE EXTENSION OF THC
CREASE POLITICAL CORI
For every woman of 1
AXOTHKK CLASS, irr
the finer sen<*te peculiar to the sex
for $1, as the rotes of many tuen
Tahaag women, aud not those to wi
justifiable, are the ones who woul
polities, as has been declared. It w
SUFFRAGE IS IXEQUITA
graduation on the part of the won
can do better than man. She is s
but she ia likewise RELIEVED
OF CIVIC DUTIES.
Out of the performance of th*
by natural laws he has had to assui
and aggression falling te him by
developing into his right of the bal
the laws is bound up in the duties
it i* AX IMPOSSIBILITY TO
OF THE XATURAL LAWS. \
Return of the Coburn Players to
The Coburn Players who so de?
lighted Lexington audiences last
spring by their performances.
"Much Ado About Nothing" and
"Klectra." will appear again Satur?
day, May 18. giving in the afternoon
"As You Like It" and at night
"Macbeth." The performanoes will
take place on the Washington and
Prices. $1.00 single performance.
? I. 50 for the two; children. 60 cents
The Coburn Players hara at?
tracted widespread attention at Co?
lumbia, Harvard, Yale. Princeton,
Bryn Mawr aud many other colleges.
where alfresoo performances have
been of unusual interest. They ap?
pear under their auspices yearly
and the beads of these institutions
are unanimous in praising tbeunus
nally tine performances of tbis baa*
of woodland players. A most inter
esting feature of the performances
is that they will be given witb ooh
tbe sky for a roof and with a natura
background of forest with trees anc
shrubs for the setting. The nigh'
performance will be lighted by pow?
erful calciums which throw tbs
tree-bowered stage into line relief
and tbe audience into obscurity,
it should be. Tbe music incident.I
to tbe performance is not played b/
instruments but sung by a chorus
of men's voices, rendering thu
quaint old songs of Shakespeare's
day in an exquisitely entertaining
fashion. The company is a particu?
larly good one, composed as it is '
men and women who, besides being
thoroughly competent, experienced
actors and Shakespearean student*,
bring their enthusiasm to bear n
their various parts.
In tho production of the plays
the greate-t care has been exercised
to insure the absolute authentic ty
of the costumes, songs and otier
details of the performance.
Beef at $27.50 the Pound
A dispatch from Monterey s.ys
that the jury in the famous stier
case of Groves & Lukens vs. Kix
rode, which occupied the attentou
of the Circuit Court most of list
week, failed to agree. Tba animus
in controversy are said to be wo'th
approximately $60 each. It is figir I
ed tbat the expense of going tocoirt -
has increased their value to $27.90 a I
pound. At least they will have to
be sold at tbat figure for the suc?
cessful litigant to come out. Thire ('
is said to be some prospect of he
case being compromised. In tay '
event these steers are already he i
most costly ever grown and fancied
in Highland county, which has jro
duced some of the juiciest beefsteak
ever raised anywhere.
A Michigan man bas inventel
milk bottle witti a bole in one ede
through which cream can be drown
without disturbing tha rest oflbe
ie Ballot Would
LL1AM5 of the Pennsylvania
?ALLOT TO WOMEN WOULD IN
HUPTION MANY FOLD.
:be better olass there are SIX OF
eaponsible, slattern.-* and devoid of
, whose votes could be bought not
arc now Ivought, but. for 2.> cent*.
10m the right ot* suffrage would tn
d vote. Suffrage would not cieun
ould CORRUPT IT FURTHER
BLJ-', and there has been a general
nan toward those things which she
iOw denied the privilege of voting,
OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES
i duties which devolved upon man
ne the responsibilities of protection
virtue of stronger physical power
lot. The right oi a voice in making
attending upon man's sphere, and
SUBVERT THE OPERATION
rVe might as well attempt to change
Handsome Church Built in a Day
A dispatch from Spartansburg.S.
0., of May 2nd, says.
A church not a stone or brick of
whir li was standing at sunrise this
morning is being worshiped in to- i
night by a great congregation that |
tilla tbe building and overflows into >
lt had been announced by the 1
members of Bethel Methodist -
church that they would erect ah
bu ding in ona day, the church to ' i
heko-jwn as El Bethel. Tbere wera- j
those who doubled bul when more |
than two hundred workmen welt j
organized gathered at tbe scene ?
this morning it became apparent j
that the undertaking might be ac- ]
It is estimated that 5,000 persons (
visited the building during thu day. r
Motion picture machines played
ii pun the gr. at crowds and upon the s
building at every stage ol its ereii- c
ion. Tonight tbe building stands j
uooipleted? painted, papered, ear* *
peted and furnished throughout. c
Newspaper Bible Class
Bvery Wednesday morning, two t
hours after midnight, one of the >
most interesting Bible classes in n
Baltimore assembles fur a study of t
tbe Holy word. *,
Its members ara men who work
in the ?catpuaiu** room of the Sun. ! ?
tor an hour each week, after the s
toil and baste of getting a great daily
paper ready for the press, they turn ' t
from the tumult and world hustle of ,
the present to long goue days, when c
humanity was in tbe making and
i.;od walked with men on earth, (
studying His word for enlightenment c
and inspiration to the life that is. i t
No ordained clergyman is more (
faithful to his task of instructions (
than the leader. William A. Webb, j
"make-up man" at other time*-, but ,
fo. this coe hour a week the ' yuide
philosopher and friend" of his fol- f
low-ioilors in their journey along t
the way of Biblical research.?Alex- j
Captain Jesse Cunningham McNeill
In tbe Moorefield (W. Va.) Exam?
iner of April 18, 1912, appears a tri?
bute to tbe memory o( Captain Jesse
Cunningham McNeill of McNeill's ,
Partisan Bangers, who died March
I. 1912, at bis home in Illinois. The c
author of the tribute is John B. J
Fay, who accompanied Captain
McNeill on the daring exploit into
L'uiuberland. iud., February 21.
1M?5, when a small band of picked .
nen captured Major-Gonerals Crook
mil Kelly of the Federal Army.
I'aptaia McNeill was 71 years of
Mr. Jacob Classman was a member .
if the brave band that marched into
Cumberland, and he related the in?
cident before the Confederate Vet
ninns of Rockbridge on tbe occasion
Hi Lee-Jackson Day last January.
Subscribe for tha GaxaMe $1.00.
PRESBYTERY OF LEX?
INGTON^ LAST WEEK
Spring Session Held in Church
MANY MINISTERS ATTENDED
Adjourned to Meet in Staunton on
Much interesting business was
transacted at the meeting last week
uf Lexington Presbytery at Tink?
ling Spring church in Augusta
Tne pastoral relations of Rev. J
A. Trostle with Massanuttan and
Elkton churches were dissolved
ind a call to the Warm Spring
church was placed in his hands.
Rev. Lt, McC. Williams of Green
ville, was preseat from Montgomery
Presbytery and examined as to bit.
qualifications wit.i a view to accept?
ing a call to Broadway and Edcm
churches. Hw ? as voted satisfac?
tory and received.
Mr. W, W Sproul of MiddlebrooU
?! airman of tbn Suuday ->cbool com
mittee of the Presbytery, read tht
report of bis committee wbicl
showed members of Sunday schools
11,390 for 114 churches, not all the
reports being in. which is an
crease of IKH). Became communi?
cants from tbe Sunday schools 571
against 434 for the previous year.
Total contributions of the Sunday
A communication was read from
the ladies of the Waynesborochurcb
protesting against the overture for
t woman's secretary, and a commu?
nication from tbe ladies of tbe Lex
? 2 ton church asking for instruc?
tions on tbe same subject. A com
nittee was appointed to report a
resolution in reply. Tbe resolution
idoptetl by the Presbytery, drawn .
ay Dr. Fraser, expressed the opin
on that it would be unwise and im
jroper to have such a secretary,
ind expressed the hope that the
Presbyterial Union, soon to meet in
iarrisonburg. might overture the
Jeneral Assembly not to grant the
equest for a Woman's secretary.
The report on Foreign .Missions
hows tbat more than $17,000 was
ontri buted by the churches of Lex
ngtou Presbytery .gainst about '
12,000 the year previous. Tia '
ontri butions for the whole South- '
rn church amounted to *?5,0</0 tnore
han half a million dollars, tbe con
ributions increasing at tbe rate of
40,000 a year. Twenty-four new
missionaries were sent out during
he year. Dr. Egbert W. Smith of
nashville. Tenn., secretary of For
ign Missions, was present and de
ivered a stirring add ross on the
Dr. E. W. McCorkle was named
o preach the Presbyterial sermon
vitb Dr. D. W.Walthall as alternate
in tbe subject of prayer.
Wednesday afternoon was given
o celebrating the 100th anniversary
?f the meeting of Lexington Presby
ery at Tinkling Spring church It
was led by Dr. A. M. Fraser and
tahara; delivering addresses were
ie vs. J. A. Vandevanter. Vf. C
rVbite and Dr. G. B. Strickler.
Presbytery adjourned Friday after
toon, but not sine die. It adjourned
?o May 28 iu Staunton in the par
orsof the First Presbyterian church
where it will complete the work it
vas impossible to finish at this
Editor Goes to Jail Each Night
That the publication of a paper
nay not be suspended, H. Q. Hoe,
iditor of the Washington Enter- '
>rise at Pasco. Wash . has been al- <
owed by the Superior Court to I
erve out the thirty-day sentence 1
or perjury at night. I f
Roe. ?ho was convicted of per-'c
ury in a case charging his father, i
'onmy Commissioner George H. | t
toe, with accepting a bribe, is re (
eased from jail each morning, works ' i
in the paper all day and returns to 1
ail to be locked up eacb night.
The jury disagreed in the case of j
he elder Roe. and he will be re- 1
Better a night worker than a day ii
STARTED IN ASHEVILLE
First Meeting Held in That City in
(By N. Bdckwur.)
The first Confederate Veterans
reunion aver bald in tbe South was
io Asheville, N. C., July 4th, 1889.
a year before the first United Con.
federate Veterans reunion as now
organized and bald in Cbattanoga.
Tenn., July 3rd. 1890,
In the shade of tba wide-spread?
ing boughs of giant oaks, on a hill
of gentle slopes overlooking Beaver
dam Road and the valley of Beaver
dam Creek, commanding a sweeping
view of the mountains round about,
where tbe soft cooling breezes waft
tbe health-giving ozone of tbe moun?
tains and the sweet fragrance of
fields and flowers, stands "Ramntb,''
the hospitable and spacious old
home of General James M. Bay and
bis charming wife, Mrs. Alice
Caldwell Ray, familiarly known
throughout Western North Carolina
as "Mother Ray." an appellation
worthily earned by reason of ber
many acts of charity, her always
willing readiness to aid the sick
iud butlering at any hour of the day
or night, and ber ever ready smile
and words of comfort and c-Qeer lo
all. It wa-a in this old home on
July 4tb, 1S89. tbat "Mother Ray"
had prepared a sumptuous dinner,
and invited all the members of the
famous old Sixtieth North Carolina
Regiment, of which her husband
was Colonel, together with those
gallant old soldiers from other com?
panies and regiments, to be her
guests at what she boped would be?
come an annual reunion. Foi a
week great preparations were made,
but with such secrecy tbat Colonel
Ray never once suspicioned what
was being done until the men of nis
old command and others began ar?
riving at his home on the .norning
of the Fourth, wben Mrs. Ray, with
gladsome smiles and almost girlish
glee, told him of the surprise she
aad planned and executed for him
ind his old comrades.
it was a perfect day, with not a
:loud to speck the azure blue of a
beautiful summer sky, and ihe
r-ery trees seemed to say " Welcome,
brice welcome to tbe gallant sol
liers as they came in, some in bug
fies, some in wagons, some on horse
md mule back, and still others
.foot. They were hue looking men
-men you would think of us tine
ioldiers? and it was interesting to
tote the quickened steps, the
itraightening ol tbe form, and
be toss of tbe bead at. they came
nto the broad veranda with the
nartial notes of "Dixie" floating to
hem from tbe piano.
Tbe dinner was a royal spreid,
Mrs. Ray using eigut turkeys,
ihirtv-two chickens, a hall dozen
lams aud other good thiugs in pro?
portion; such a tempting array of
jood things made even the hospita?
ble Colonel's eyes grow big with
wonder and astonishment as to how
bis good wife could keep such pre?
parations from bis knowledge. Tbe
magnificent spread was in marked
contrast to tbe dinners of other
days when "hardtack and pig'
formed the bill of fare, the "pig"
being more often omitted than
udoming the camp tables.
Mr. Flood Again the Nominee
Hon. Henry Delaware Flood of
Appomattox, is tbe nominee of tbe
Democrats of the Tenth Congress?
ional District for Congress to sue?
ded himself. This was the an?
nouncement made Friday bv Colou
ii Joseph Button, chairman of tbe
Fentb district, who said tbat the
late for tiling notices of candidacy
iud passed and tbat the names of
Vir. Flood is the only one to be
ound as Hied according to law. The
?omni it iee has not yet made the for
nal declaration of the nomination.
>ut that will be done when theSiate
Convention meets in Norfolk and a
ueeting of tbe district committee is
Mr. Flood manages to have no op?
position w hen a candidate be'ore tbe
Jemccrats, but bas bean worried
or some time by having petty op?
position on the part of independents
md others te ho have a daaira to
?focupy a aveat lu Congraaa.