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VOL. 108, NO. 21 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22. 1912 $100 PER YEAR
VALUE TO THE SOUTH
OF THE COTTON CROP
Of Greater Productive Power Than
Gold and Silver Mines
The cotton fields of the Sou th have
a greater productive power than all
the (told and silver mines of the
world combined. This royal posi?
tion is proved by some fi ku res given
in the Manufacturers' Record. Ac
cording tu the director of the mint,
the gold mines of the world in the
eleven years, 1900-1910, produced to
the valueof more than $4,000,000,000.
lo the same period, the South pro?
duced cotton crops tbat, with the
seed, totaled in value *J-8,(?34.000,000.
or nearly twice as much. During
these years tha silver bullion output
or tho world was tl, 156,229,507, so
that the cotton from the South was
worth $2,843,299,41.3 more than all
the precious metals of the world.
In the thirty-two years, 1880 IOU,
the United States exported mer?
chandise to the value of rf*36.947,
M6 ,ktt% and of this nearly 25 per
cent., or ***9, 121,639,360, represent?
ed the income from raw cotton
alone. To this should be added the
sums represented by exports of cot?
tonseed products, and manufactured
cotton goods aggregating about
These a;nmst incomprehensible
figures indicate the fundamental im?
portance of the cotton crop in the
world's commerce and finance.
They suggest one reason why tbe
South is destined to be one of the
w.-althiest regions of the world.
And this wealth is not only inex
ha stible. but will grow greater as
the science of cotton raising in
c -eases t he average yield per acre
without diminishing the fertility o|
the soil. Under intensive cultiva?
tion the present acreage could pro
duce twice the present annual out
But the finest way to look upor
the gifts of the cotton plant is thal
in exchange for it each year come;
more comfort, beauty and leisure t*
the inhabitants of the Southland
The fleecv fibre is transmuted inti
better homes and wider educationa
advantages and a loftier and mor
glorious civilization. Gigantic tig
ures of dollars mean nothing uules
as the last result comes a greale
dividend of happiness.
Vegetarian Dishes Desirable for Ho
Fannie Merritt Farmer, editor <
the Cooking Department of the Wt
man's Home Companion, writes a
article in the June number c
"Toothsome Vegetarian Dishes
and includes a dozen or fifteen r<
cipes. Following is an extra
from her article, and one of her r
"A number of vegetarian dishe
espsciallv if they are made nutt
tious as well as appetizing, by tl
use of nuts, cheeso, macaroni, rn
and the like are desirable to ser
during the hot months. They gi
a certain variety to the diet, at ai
rate, and are heathful additions tc
housewife's menu. The followi
recipe is reliable, aud has be
thoroughly tested. Remember t,
all measurements are made level,
"linked Macaroni with Peao
Butter?macaroni, like all stare
foods, should bo cooked in boili
salted water. It is ruined if plac
in water at a lower temperatu
Break macaroni in one-inch piec
tlnre should be one cupful. C<
twenty minutes, or until soft,in t
quarts of boiling water, to wh
has been added one tablespoonfu
salt. Drain in strainer, pour O'
one quart of cold water (whic'.i p
vents pieces from adhering), ;
put in a buttered baking di
Scald two cupfuls of milk in adou
boiler, and add gradually, wi
stirring constantly, to three ;
one-half tablespoonfuls of salt, i
pour over the macaroni. Cot
and bake in a slow oven forty
minutes. Remove cover, sprit
with one cupful of buttered crae
crums, increase the oven heat,
bake until crums are browned,
low from one-fourth to oue-tl
cupful of melted butter to a cu
of cracker crumbs. Always
outtered crumbs with a fork
that the crumbs may be evi
coated and light."
POLITICAL JOKE ON
H. ST.JEO. TUCKER
"Danced Himself Into Congress"
ls the Story
OLD FLUVANNAWAS WITNESS'
A Vision in White Gyrated Through
The following story of political
times appeared in a recent issue of
ihe Higumond Times-Dispatch, from
the peo of Charles L. Mosby of Bed?
Of course he will question this at
tirst glance, and you cannot well
blame him, but he is honest and
will, upon further reading, acknowl?
edge the fact; he not only did that
and remained several terms, but be
aspired to be the Governor of the
State of Virginia last titre, and suc?
ceeded in convincing the most skep?
tical that he was in the running all
the way up the back stretch, and
some of his friends still believe?
howevtr, that is another story.
In the nineties, wben noone could
Se found to deliver the old Tenth
District and make ber stay deliv?
ered, as she is today, too safe to the
Democracy to be questioned, this
candidate was, as was the habit and
now is, canvassing all the by-ways,
cross-roads and scraping every
nook and corner to bring just
enough of the stav-aways to vote to
put him across*, he had rested
on the right bank of the noble Jeems
to got dinner and a refreshing nap.
.ind towards the shank of a sultry
summer afternoon, after having
wrung the promise from every voter
at lirenio Bluffs, through the me
iiium of a bandsbake, he crossed
over the river for a much-needed
re*t, under the shade of the locusts
at the MvKeona Hotel, to be lulled
iuto a sweet repose to the music o
tbe Southern breezes and the rip
piing cadence of the river, when thi
uuterritied beard of his presenct
3 and got together. The Hight Hon
,1 orable John T. was the kingpin ti
tbe Buckingham wagon, and righ
badly was this wagon needed, be
cause of the closeness of the dis
trict and the uncertainty of the fet
that usually "told you so," and a
usually stayed away from the votin
'* precincts unless just such a man a
the aforesaid climbed iuto the sad
af die and cracked his whip, and the
something always happened, bi
with no discredit to the late Joh
T., for Ihe was al! a man any wa
you took him-, the boys just natu
s- ally liked to plnase him, and thei
ct was one way to do that in a Coi
e- gressional campaign. Well, ot
candidate had gotten into the bea
s, tiful land ot forgetfulness of the tu
i- moil and strife of this and all cai
he paigns before the boys knew of h
ce j being in forty miles of the good o
ve j county, and 'twas after 10 o'clo
ve j before tbe Hight Honorable Jol
ay IT.'s right bower got the word, an
> a j worse luck yet, tbe Right HoDOrat
ng j was absent in Richmond on ve
en particular business, but for t
lat i glory of the cause and the conn
representative something had to
ut done. In the emergency, Ja
by Guerrant, the R. H. J.T.'s contidi
ng tial bookkeeper, salesman, tin
>ed keeper and store clerk all roi
re. into one, a veritable Booh-Uah of I
es; hamlet of New Canton, lined up I
x>k town band, consisting of a bar
wo mouthbarp, jewsharp and triang
ich besides which the assortment
1 of John Pbillippe's aggregation pa
iver into utter insignificance in the i
re and mind of tbe native, and storn
ind the hotel with "Snowbird on
sb. Ashbank." and there's more tc
ble to the unterritied of tbe north en
lila Buckhingham than any select
and Madame Sherry has for the ir
and night prowlers of tbe Broadv
fer, cafes or "Li d?londrina" for La
five Ai.erica, and that's putting a str>
.kit- valuation on it, you may be st
?ker The band had started the sec
and verse, when a vision, all in wi
Al- and with naked feet, appeared
ii rd the veranda gyrated through thc
pful tricacies of buck and wing, k
mix 'possum 'la, with a few side s1
:, so and double shu tiles thrown in
only the then enfranchised "cullud i
son," that drew out a holler <
By Dr. f OVIF C'
EDWIN % ^^
ALDER- 1 aSl
DO not mean to be indulgin
THIS REPUBLIC IS TRY
SELF, WHICH WAS THE P
ISM AND A REACTION AGAINST
WHICH IS THE PRODUCT OF UR
SCIENCE, IN SUCH FASHION THA
INDIVIDUALISM. WHICH GU A RAIN
OPERATIVE GENIUS. WHICH IN
THAT 18 A COLOSSAL TASK.
Our old political philosophy,
tended that that government is bes
Our now social philosophy is i
CO-OPKTtATlVF. EFFORT by
BROTHERHOOD and by a scie
pathetic knowledge of the social o
Governor Woodrow Wilson Endorsed
By Rockbridge Democrats
The following resolutions were
adopted last week by Rockbridge
Democrats assembled in County
Convention, when delegates were
elected to the State Democratic Con?
vention to be held in Norfolk May
23rd. The resolutions were offered
by John W. Burger of Natural
"The Democrats of Rockbridge in
convention assembled would voice
their satisfaction at the approving
recognition by the people of the
stand taken for their welfare by the
policies and leaders of the Demo?
cratic party, and for the assurar.ee
it holds forth of the party victory ir
the November election.
"They rejoice in the number o'
highly qualified aspirants for tb<
Democratic nomination for Presi
dent; but they recognize, as pre
eminent among these aspirants
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey
whose ability, high qualification
and fearless devotion to tbe inter
os ts of the people make him, ii
their judgment, without a pee
among those mentioned for the big
ofilce of President.
"Tbey regard witb pleasure an
pride the fact that this great Amei
ican is by birth a Virginian, and a
v | one of their own they fuel in his ai
vancement a deep personal int*res
"Therefore, be it resolved. Th;
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey,
our choice lor the Democratic noir
nation for President of tbe Unitt
States; that the delegate - from th
county to the State Convention
Norfolk be and are hereby instruc
ed to cast their votes in that co
vention instructing the delegatit
from Virginia to the National Cc
vention at Baltimore to vote f
Woodrow Wilson for President
long as his name is before tbe cc
ld that assembled audience that cau*
-?k the rock cliffs of old Fluvanna, (J
in j bless her, to fairly tremble with I
d, ' ecstacy of existence, and she flu
ile it back and it came again, s
ry j these two counties threw tbat ec
he' back and forth o er tho bosun
the peaceful Jeetns for nigh o
half an hour. Under such ol ret
stances, what could be expected':
If you have ever been on a
bunt about sunup in this crisp
tnosphere or followed the hounds
the ! a star) it night in either of these
the i counties, or got a friend that I
he'll tell you that the Honors
Harry St. ii forge Tucker coull
have helped doing just what he <
deliver the finest campaign spe
>ye j ever heard, and gain an enthusi.
ied I that caused him to redeem the i
the I trict from Jake Yost.
i it , But 'twasn't because of his
d of i ponent; that combination of r<
fan j and 'possum-hunting free nig
lid- ' yali roused the fighting humoi
vay I the Honorable St. George'* blt
tin. and to this day the followers of
late Right Honorable members
the New Canton Orchestra, if
please, claim to have brought
old Tenth back intoline,'since wi
titi.e she bas never faltered, an
my mind lhere ia justice in t
There is no usa in queatioi
facts ks set forth above; itiev ca
pus aubstantiatod,and will, if r.eces
rom [arise, be fought for.
010SS3.1 v President
% ot the
g in any easy and complaisant op
INQ TO ADJUST ITSELF, ITS OLD
RODUCT OF RURAL INDIVIDUAL
MONARCHY, TO ITS NEW SELF.
BAN DEMOCRACY AND NATURAL
T IT SHALL LOSE NEITHER THE
ITEE8 FREEDOM, NOR THE CO
8URE8 POWER AND PROGRESS.
?ministering to simple needs, con
t which govern* loa?t.
markod by a wonderful genius for
a vast hmnan interest aud sense ot" ,
ntific spirit urging them to a mjta
An Appeal to Sons of Confederates
To the Sons of Confederate Soldiers
o' Rockbridge :
At a recent meeting it was sug?
gested that an appeal be made to
you to connect yourself with the
Frank Bax lou Camp. Sjns of Veter?
ans to the end that tbe laudable and
patriotic aims of the organization
: might be carried out to tbe fullest
i extent possible.
The brave men wbo fought the
'. battles of the Confederacy are he
i coming fewer and fewer,and it more
'and more certainly devolves upon
us to keep alive the memory of their
1 bravery and virtue, and this can
1 best be done through organizations
such as ours.
r It is our loving pleasure to give a
'': subscription dinner on tbe 19ih of
"each January to the soldiers, and
' around the board to hold communion
? I with them and hear their stirring
? narratives of those momentous
s limes, lt is our purpose and pleeA
" ure to join in the Memorial Da]
1 I exercises, and to keep fresh in fae
r I and in our hearts, their glorious
D| memories and history.
The dues are small and on behal
^ of the Sjns of Veterans we maki
:- tbis appeal to every one in Lexing
? ton and in Rockbridge County to a
1- once send us his application fo
??> membership tbat our organizatio
il may number every son, and that w
's may have the united effort of all t
1 carry out the splendid purposes i
sd our organization.
** G. D. Letciikr, Commandant.
?l W? Hoback Lackiy, Adjutant.
,t. | -
n-1 ? Female Heroines
>n i lt is painful to note that nen- Ca
in" j negie medals go to women. Ol
or might infer from this tbat herois
as is exclusively ^ male character;
'n- tic. Fortunately, it isn't so. Af
bet most women have to be hero
~ to get through this world at a
ed They do things right along whi
od | would make a man famous. Some
ihe ; them exhibit constant heroism
ng! living with men who ought to be
.nd jailor in the tomb. But aside In
ho I such considerations, women ha
i of j done their share iu every branch
nto heroic effort mo far as opportunit
To the credit of women be it s;
lox that tbey do not advertise their bl
at- virtues, make no etlort to get
on plause or rewards. They liveth
old lifo as it comes to them and ure e
u?s, tent so long as their own loved oi
ible are safe. Self-ttacritice is mi
In't more common iu women than
lid; men. And perhaps thu most cn
ech ! ageoos souls in the world are th
ism womeii who. in the humblest w
dis- j are working and saving aud do
without things to helpothers. I
op- quite the rage to indulge in u
shel persiflage concerning woman's
;ger surd notions of dress and ornaint
' io In matte, s of taste there in no i
K)d. cussion and in any event there is
the so much harm done by bobbie ski
i of ililli heeled shoes and monstr
you hals as by men who waste tl
the money for personal gratilh-a'io
iiicb baser sort, while their women
d io suffer. Not all the virtues are
bait uopolized by' one sex, but it se
worth whil * to call attention to
aing fact tbat women, according to
ti ba pert testimony, are stronger ph
iii ty cilly than men. Their moral si
nority needs no deiuou-tratio
LOYD ALLEN TO DIE
IN ELECTRIC CHAIR
First Degree Murder Verdict for
JUDGE POSTPONED SENTENCE J
The Trials of Other Allens Will Soon
Floyd Allen, patriarch of tha out
law gang that on March 14 assassi?
nated five persons in Judge Mis?
sie's court room at Hallsville, must
pav the penalty of death for his part
in the murders
This was tbe verdict of the jury,
brought in Friday at- Wytheville.
when court opened at 10.30. That
the "twelve good men and true"did
not arrive at their decision without
ii bitter tight, wis indicated in the
Song time during which tbey delibe?
rated. The case was given to the
jury at 12.51 p.m. Thursday, and
they were locked up in tbe jury
| room at 2.30.
Allen, the prisoner at the bar.
watched with grim curiosity as the
members of the jury tiled into their
-?eats. The set look on the jurors'
faces indicated that they had come
j to a serious conclusion. Allen scan?
ned each juryman as he settled into
j his seat, then waited for the fore
i man to read the verdict.
At ten fifteen o'clock Friday
morning, the jury filed into the
j court room, and announced they
nad agreed on a verdict, which was
; .is follows:
"We the jury find the defendant,
? Floyd Allen,guilty ol murder tn tho
first degree as charged in the within
Only a small crowd was present
when th6 verdict was read, Floyd
Allen sitting in the court, by his
i side was his faithful wife, and to
- .iis right kat J?par Allen. Noout
I ward expression of grief by either
t Floyd Allen or his wife mere mani
MrWillis.counsel for defense,made
f the usual motion to set the verdict
e aside, as contrary :o law and evid
- -nee. Judge Staples overrulec
t this motion by saying "That thi
r evidence was ample to warrant tb<
e Sentencing of Floyd Allen wa
o deferred in order that he might b
if called a witness in the trials of th
others members of the gang.
On the first ballot, a juryman e:
plained later, the twelve men stoo
tan for first degree murder and tw
for second degree, tne two bein
r- Jurors Williams and James. Wi
ie Hams held out until Friday,and on
ai consented to the majority followU
s- Judge Staples' i-harge.
i a "*^n hearing his doom Floyd Alli
es begged his lawyers to permit hi
ll. to make a statement to the jur
ch He said he wanted to tell them th
of had convicted an innocent man. ai
by it took hard pleading hy his conn*
in to prevent him from 'interrupt!
stu the proceedings with this plea of
of Five other alleged members of t
ies "murder band'' that shot up Jud
Massie's court room still remain
lid be tried?Victor and Claude Swa
gi, son Allen, Floyd Allen's soi
ip Friel Allen and Sidna Edwards, 1
eir ! nephews,and Byrd Marion,acojs
Bibles Are in Demand
1CI, The American Bible Society 1
in issued its ninety-sixth annuul
ur port and announces that an incre;
use of 459,479 volumes were issued or
ay the preceding year.
in? Tbe report dwells upon a nutnv
a ulol translations of parts of the Bil
?ry j into strange languages through'
ah I the world. The total number
int volumes issued during the y
*is. I amounted to X.LS91,201, and con*
op, J Ol 431.098 Bibles, 670,728 Te*
men ts and 2,590,375 portions of
Bible. Over 94,000,000 volui
have been issued by the soci
n 01 j during its existence.
mo-j President Walter E. Addison,
ems the Virginia Press Associati
the editor of the Lynchburg News,
ex nounces that arrangements b
ni* been perfected for the next anc
ipe meeting of the association at B
q. Ridge Springs, July 9, 10 and ll
JEAL OF CONFEDERACY
RECOVERED AT LAST
rhe Relic Taken from Richmond on
Evacuation in 1865
The Great Seal of the Confederate
States of America, the existence of
which has been shrouded in mys?
tery for nearly half a century, has
been acquired by Lopa Hunton, Jr.,
William H. Whit* and Thomas P.
Bryan, and brought back to Rich?
mond, the old capital of the Con Ind
erateStates of America.
After having been fully identified
by the English makers, it is to be
placed in perpetual custody of some
public institution in this city for
preservation as tbe most enduring
and sacred relic, being the emblem
of sovereignty of that government
which, though lasting but four
years, has written its record high
on the page of history.
The story of the removal of the
seal from Richmond aud its preser
vation through many years, with
every person acquainted with its
whereabouts pledged to secrecy by
the most solemn Masonic oath, has
been unearthed from the volumi?
nous records of the Library of Con?
gress in Washington, and the seal
itself was located in possession, ot
Rear-Admiral Thomas O. Selfridge,
tl. S. N? retired, now living in
Washington, who readily agreed to
part with it for a consideration, ex?
pressing his approval of a plan lor
bringing it back to Richmond and
its perpetual preservation in some
suitab.e institution. Tbe seal is now
in the vault of the Jefferson Hotel,
and has beeu carefully examined
1 by many persons, and bears every
: indication of its genuineness.
its production at this time torever
; sets at rest the weird story told bv
! James Joues. the colored coachman
j of President Jefferson Davis, that
the threat Seal was in his possession.
und an equally unauthorized rumor.
I which was widely current at the re
] union, that the key to the mystery
, which surrounded the existence of
i the seal was said to be in tbe como. -
i j stone of the Confederate monument
: ! in Macon, and there were even lug
- ; gestions that tbe stone be removed
1 > in order that the relic might be
b ' The fact now appears to be fully
authenticated from original records,
s ! as well as by the production of tbe
e seal itself, that it was taken from
e , Richmond on evacuation by William
J. Hromwell. a clerk in the Confed
c- erate State Department, or his wife.
d together with a large number of of
o ticial papers of the Stat"? Depart
1- The capers were sold to the gov
|y eminent by Hromwell through Col
ig onel John T. Pickett in 1872 for
$75,000, and Captain Selfridge was
?n the government agent, wno exam
m ined and received the pacers al
v. Hamilton. Ontario. In recognition
ey of his services Colonel Pickett pre
nd sented the seal to Captain Selfridge.
;el who bas since had it in charge.?
og , Richmond Ti mes-Di spate-h.
Tucker May Nominate Wilson
lie Petersburg Index-Appeal: The
?? Haltimore Evening San publishes a
t0 picture of Hon. Harry St. George
n Tucker and says he may be selected
3S. to make tho speech presenting ibe
l|a name ol Woodrow Wilson to the
jn Baltimore Convention. Such so
[ lectiou would be p*.rticuiarly appro?
priate. Mr. Tucker aud Hov. Wil?
lis son not only are intimate friends,
re-; but Mr. Tucker for many years of
IM Ibis lifo lived in Augusta county,
,-er where Gov. Wilson was boru. And,
| too, Harry with such a liue subject
>er ' would make a rattling line spueou.
, At the Other's Estimate
0 , Ap exchaugesays: "Wm. H. Taft
eu, and Theodore Itoosevelt are two of
titi tlie na ion* most distinguished
na- sous. Doth have filled the highest
tht. office in the land, aud their judg
nes ment as to the qualities nee.ied to
ety make a capable and efficient Presi
, dent should cany .*dight. The
former says tho latter isn't Ut for
0[ j the office and the latter says the
on j foi mer isn't. So the people will
an. | take the advice of these two great
avt. uien and vote for neither."
>ual In settling most questions, you
lue | must consider how others look at it,
I uot how you look at it.