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VOL. 108, NO. 28 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY IO. 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR
AND BUILDING SALES
Real Estate and Property Transfers
The following deeds of bargain
and sala were enteied of record in
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge
county for three weeks ending July
S. M. Alvis to Florence B. Alvis,
a number of lots in Goshen.
Mrs. Martha L. Montgomery to J.
C. Montgomery, 4i acres at south?
east base of North Mountain, on
headwaters of Kerr's CreeK, adj. J.
Lloyd and Aaron B. Cunningham,
J. B. '.Vade to Wm. M. Wade.
13H 128160 acres adj. D. J. Whip?
ple, Walker's Creek district, 11,800.
M. B. Greever to J. H. Hamilton,
61. acres on northeast side of old
P .mk Road, part of Dr. McClung
farm, adj. J. T. Heizer, $2,74P.
C. Frank Whitmore to Lucy S.
Walker, two tracts, (1) 112 acres
and ita poles adj. J. ti. Walker; (2)
1H5 acres adj. W. W. Walker at foot
of North Mountain, Walker's Creek
S. M. Leckey to C. R. Goodman,
i interest in 5 acres and store house
at Timber Ridge. $410.
W. G. Mathews, trustee, to trus?
tees nf Natural Bridge District
School Board, two lots in Glasgow,
on Fitz Lee street.
K. S. Shields, spec'l commr., to
David A. Bare, 46.07 acres on head?
waters of Collier's Creek, adj. An?
drew T. Knick, $550.
Wm. P. Conner to Geo. H. Moore.
2 lots of 2 acres and 1* acres, re
spectively, adj. Jas.W. Nicely, Buf?
falo district. $250.
J. W. McFadden, etc., to Miss
Nettie L. Bice, all their interest in
202 acres on Union Run, adj. Wm.
A. Reed, Lexington district.
Tbos. J. Jackson to Sophia John?
son, lot in Lexington adj. Martha
A. T. Riley to B. S. Clatterbaugh,
53 acres, 126 poles, five miles south?
east of Lexington, adj. Ls, M. Leibig's
Josephine W. Miller to AV. J.
Shaner, 8.16 acres near Fast Lex?
ington. adj. grantee, $200.
H. A.t'oodwin to John G. Green,
etc., 25 acres adj. J. D. Houston's
heirs, on Cedar Creek, Natural
Bridge district, $300.
Mrs. Daisy Gabbert Ogden, etc.,
to W. ll. Bond, one-seventh inter
est in Hotel property at Glasgow,
H. M. Rees to William Duncan, 1
acre, 18 poles, adj G. W. Flfinger,
Natural Bridge district.
Roekbiidge Building ard lx>an
Association to Charles P. Harrison,
house and lot on Catalpa street,
West Lexington, $1,900.
W. T. Shields, trustee, to J. Ed.
Deaver, the Besenfelder bongo and
lot cn Lewis street, Lexington, adj.
the Walz property, $350.
Mary C. McCutchen to Ira E. Mc
Cutchen, 273 acres on Calf Pasture
River, Walker's Creek district.
Gov. Osborn Says Republicans Can
Vote for Wilson
Governor Chase S. Osborn ol
Michigan, an ardent Roosevelt sup?
porter during the Colonel's battle
for the Republican Presidential
nomination, has issued a statement
in which he declared bis belief "thal
there is no necessity for a new pol it
cal party." He also stated he hoped
Roosevelt would not be a candidate.
"The issue is clearly joined foi
the people," said the Governor ir
his statement. "It is Wall Street
vs. Wilson, Woodrow Wilson's
character, temperament, prepara
tion and fitness are above the higl
average of American Presidents
He is a Christian, a scholar and ?
"Republicans can vote for Wilsoi
without leaving their party or bolt
ing. The real Republican party has
no candidate for President this
year. There has been no nomine
tion. The action of the politic*
freebooters at Chicago is not bind
ing upon the Republican party evei
if for the moment they are bearinj
aloft Us atolen ensign."
Recent tests in Europe of the du
rabidly of various bronzes showe*
that the wear waa proportional t>
tbe content of tin.
SEEKS HIS GIRL-WIFE
Buena Vista Man Visits Lynchburg
For His Spouse
A young roan, who from appear?
ances was still a minor, was in the
Union Depot yesterday inquiring
about his wife about the same age,
who bad left him in his little Buena
Vista home and doubtless lured by
the bright lights of the citv, had
come here. The young man was
anxious to forgive and forget if bis
young wife would only return with
him to their deserted borne.
It was learned yesterday that
this is not the first trip which the
voting matron has paid this city.
She is alleged to have come bete
some six week ago and when the
husband esme for her be found her
ina very undesirable place. He per?
suaded her to return home with him
and they came to the depot together.
Here the husband purchased two
tickets for the return to Buena
Vista; but hero also the youDg wife
decided she wouldn't return. So
she persuaded her husband to go on
back without her, telling him she
would be home in a few days. She
didn't go and her mother came for
her, saying her husband was going
to commit suicide unless she re?
This was about three weeks ago
aod the young woman has evidently
tred of home long ago, for Tuesday
night the husband came into the
city on his second hunt for his er?
The girl, for she has nothing
more, being about eighteen yoars
old, is described as being good look
ing and rather low in stature. Up
to last night the young man had
not located her though the police are
helping him with the hunt. He
seems broken-hearted over theaffair,
but would atill be glad to get his
wife back.?Friday's Lynchburg
Want Campaign Opened in Staunton
Mr. Peyton Cochran, president ol
the Woodrow Wilson Club of Staun?
ton, has written to Gov. Woodrow
Wilson asking him to make his first
speech of the campaign in Staunton.
He explained that the people would
approve this yielding to sentiment,
and that it would reach the country
just the same as if made anywhere
else, lt is not known whether Gov.
Wilson will make speeches in the
campaign, but it is supposed he will
at least make two or three, and the
first one might be at Staunton. He
knows that no place iu the country
worked more enthusiastically foi
his nomination, or would more ap
predate the honor of having Iii ti
make his first declaration of princi
pies in their midst.
Hrs, Sterrett Injured
Staunton Argus, July 6th: Mrs
S. W. Steriettof Highland county
sustained slight but painful injune*
Tuesday evening, when she fel
from a Main street car. The ca
stopped in front of the National Va
ley Bank and Mrs. Sterrett, step
ping from the car, suddenly becanv
faint and fell to the street. Sh.
was taken into Wilson Brothers
store. Her son, Phil Sterrett, o
the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank
was summoned, and she was re
moved to her room in the New High
land House. Fortunately no bone;
were broken and Mrs. Sterrett)
First New Wheat
Friday Staunton News: The firs
new wheat of 1912 crop was deli v
ered at the White Star Mills Wed
nesday from the farm of C. Meeks
near the city, by W. H. Snyder, am
brought $1 per bushel.
Toe wheat wai of very good qual
ity, being well matured and of goo
color, but was somewhat out c
condition onaccountof being thresh
ed before it bad thoroughly drie
in the shock.
Senator Poindexter Bolts
Senator Miles Poindexter of Wast
ington has come out for the Roos*
velt third party. He declared hi
belief that Taft had been "illegall
nominated by the Chicago convec
tion;" that a third party, free frot
machine and boss rule, was necessar
to restore the rule of the people, an
that the proposed aew movemet
would sweep the country next fall.
Criminal Feature of Anti-Trust
COST OF LIVING MADE ISSUE
Favors Immediate Revision Down?
ward of Duties
Following are some of the imoor
?.nt features of tbe platform adopted
by the National Democratic Conven?
tion in Baltimore last week:
"We the representatives of the
Democratic party of the United
States, in national convention as?
sembled, reaffirm our devotion to the
principles of the Democratic govern?
ment formulated by Thomas Jeffer?
son and enforced by a long and
illustrious line of Democratic Presi?
"We delare it to be a fundamental
principle of the Democratic party
that the Federal Government, under
the Constitution, has no right oi
pjwer to impose or collect tarin1
d.ikies, except for the purpose ol
revenue, and we demand that the
collection of such taxes shall be
limited to the necessities nf govern
mont honestly and economically ad?
"The high Republican tariff is the
principal cause of tbe unequal dis
tribution of wealth; it is a system ol
taxation which mikes the rich rich?
er and the poor poorer; under its
operations the American farmeranc
laboring man are the chief sufferers
it raises tbe cost of the necessaries
of life to them, bot does not proteci
their product or wages.
"The farmer sells largely in frei
markets and buys almost entirely ii
the protected markets. In the mos'
highly protected industries, sucl
as cotton and wool, steal and iron,thi
wages of tbe laborers are the lowest
paid in any of our industries. Wi
denounce tbe Raipublican pretensi
on that subject and assert thai
American wages are established by
competitive conditions and not by
The platform demands immediate
downward revision of present du
ties, especially upon necessaries o
life, but favors a gradual reduction
so as not to endanger legitimati
Denounces President Taft foi
vetoing tariff bills of the last Coo
gress and condemns the Republica
party "for failure to redeem it
promises of 1908 for downwan
Takes issue with the Republica
platform ta lo the high cost of Iii
ing, declaring that this is largel;
due to high tariff laws.
Urges vigorous enforcement of lt
criminal features of the Ant-Truu
law, and demands such additions
legislation as may be necessary t
crush private monopoly.
Favors prohibition of holdio
and stock ?? attiring, and condemc
the Republican administration fo
"compromising with the Standar
Oil Company and the Tobacc
Characterizes bs "usurpation
tbe efforts of the Republican part
to deprive States of their rights ar
to enlarge the powers of the Fud*,
Solicits the support of the peop
for proposed constitutional amen<
ments pending in various Stati
providing for an income tax and tl
election of United States Seuatoi
by the direct vote of the people.
Demands publicity of campaiy
expenditures and calls attention
"tbe enormous expenditure
money in behalf of the President ai
bis predecessor in tbe recec
Favors parcels post and extensk
of rural delivery.
Favors encouragement as can 1
properly given the Panama Caa
Favors encouragement of agrlcu
turo and legislation to auirppre:
gambling in agricultural products
Favors reorganization of the ch
servioe and says law should be ho
estly and rigidly enforced. \
Welcomes Arizona and New Mei
co to the alateihood of bute*.
V. M. I. THE WEST
POINT OFJHE SOUTH
Military and Scientific Training
INSTITUTION OF DEMOCRACY
Every Cadot Stands on Individual
An article by Col. Hunter Pendle?
ton of the Virginia Military Insti?
tute fuculty appeared in the educa?
tional section of the Richmond
Times-Dispatch of a recent Sunday
issue, from which the following is
The Valley of Virginia is histDric j
ground; it has been sting in song ',
and story; the deeds of its men, in '
wer, on the bench, in pulpit and i
forum, the devotion and heroism of
its women?these things are part
and parcel of the common heritage
of the State aud Southwest.
Peopled by a sturdy race, whose
traditions were firmly grounded in
Christianity and aducation, it was
but natural that an early interest
should be manifested by the inhabi?
tants of this favored section in spir
tual and mental training for the
youth of both sexes. While this in?
terest was manifest in all parts of
tha Valley, its culmination may be
said without offense to have been
reached for young men in its south?
western extremity, in the little town
of Lexington, situated in the county
of Rockbridge. From Liberty Hall
grew Washington College, later
Washington and Lee University;
out of the western arsenal at Lex?
ington was founded in 1839 the Vir?
ginia Military Institute.
The town of Lexington, the Ath?
ens of America, holds within its
confines two institutions of the high?
er learning for young men. Within
its borders also are au excellent
graded school and a high school
which is numbered in the first rank
of ciich schools, having a course of
four years. Here are found from year
to year nearly a thousand young men,
who come from all sections of tbe
country, and not an unimportant
number from foreign parts, to par?
take of the benefits and advantages
here offered. These advantages are
many: A salubrious climate, com?
bining as it does the bracing atmos?
phere of winter without its exces?
sive rigor, with the pleasant warmth
of fall and spring without the ac?
companying lassitude that comes
from extreme heat: a healthful cli?
mate, too, some thousand feet above
sea level, with a fair average of
rainf.ll and sunshine, and with
newly-installed water works by the
opening of another session, which
will furnish an abundance of pure
freestone water; a beautiful and in?
spiring scenery all around in every
o'direction; a refined and cultivated
i people to live among; memories and
traditions of such kind as are hardly
to be found elsewhere in the land
sacred, uplifting and precious U
every Southern heart?for here lit
buried Lee and Jackson, the on<
president of Washington and Let
University, the other a professoi
" for ten years at the Virginia Milt
y tary Institute; such advantages as
id' these appealing to both the bod)
r. j and soul of young mon, are impor
j taut factors tn their contributing in
le luences upon the main purposes o
-*_! their coming which is intended tn bi
i% a development along mental, mora
Jt> and physical lines by the process o
education, whose bigest function it
in the last analysis to fit human be
ings properly to grapple with ant
successfully to solve the problem:
Every young man who enters
V. M. I. is exactly on the same plane
every adventitious circumstance o
birth or fortune is stripped away
tell-dependence, singly and entire
ly. All cadets have the same du tit
t) perform, keep the same hours
the same meals, have rooms the du
plicate of one another?absolute
The graduates and cleves of th.
Virgininia Military Institute bav
been the best testimonials of tb.
worth of tueir alma mater.
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A UNIQUE OBSERVANCE
Summer School at Charlottesville
Celebrated July 4th
The Fourth of July celebration at
the University of Virginia Summer
School proved the big event of the
session, and compared favorably
with tho elaborate pageants of the
past two years. Tbe pageant plan
as carried out proved one of the
most striking ever executed by a
State organization. It was compre?
hensive and thoroughly representa?
tive of all educational interests of
the State and the history of the
growth of Virginia education. The
epitome of tbe general plan is best
had in the inscription that appears
over Cabell Hall: "Ye shall know
the truth, ard the truth shall make
vou free," the idea being that
through education liberty has been
The day opened officially with a
promenade of States, which included
the twenty-five State groups repre?
sented in the Summer School. More
than 1,200 persons took part?stu
dents and teachers of the school.
; The District of Columbia was also
; represented, besides some fifty
counties of Virginia. Each group
presented some spectacle sugges?
tive of its own State, and retained
its identity throughout the day.
The procession, headed by a por
tion of the Stonewall Brigade Rand
i of Staunton, moved at ll o'clock,
j The line of route was along east
| lawn and up the middle of the cam?
pus to the rotunda, and thence along
we?t lawn to Cabell Hall. The line
of march was as follows: New Jer
isey, Pennsylvania. Massachusetts,
New York. Maryland, South Caro
lina, (ieorgia. North Carolina. Dis
i trict of Columbia. Kentucky, Tennes?
see, I?tuisiana, Mississippi, Ala?
bama, Arkansas. Florida. Texan.
West Virginia, Virginia, and dele?
gations from the following State in?
stitutions: University of Virginia,
Farmvllle Normal School, Virginia
Polytechnic Institute, William and
Mary College. Ric!,mond Woman's
College, Randolph-Macon Woman's
College, Hollins Institute, Black?
stone Female Institute, Washington
and Lee and various public schools.
"Machine" No Longer Dictator ia
While Democrats in former cara
paign years predicted wildly that
Bryan?three times?and Parker?
once?would win, they never be?
lieved it at heart. But now they
; do. They are convinced.
But, like the Republicans, uia
| chine leaders wvo fought Wilson at
every stage, and only jumped into
the band wagon when they were
i impressed with the tremendous de
u.and for his nomination, realized ?
without admitting it?under the
new administration the machine
I would not be dictator in Virginia
affairs. 1?mg regarded as a part of
the organization. Richard Evelyn
Byrd practically broke away from
it when he took charge of Wilson's
campaign in this State. Just befor*
the Baltimore convention he an?
nounced tbat he had retired from
active politics. Senator Martin, in
an interview in Baltimore, asserted
that he was for anybody but Wil
son. Swanson was for Underwood
or Clark, while Flood was Under
'wood's champion. Mr. Byrd and
Harry St. George Tucker gambled
i on Wilson's chances, and they are
'about the happiest men in Virginia
Mr. Byrd's greeting when ho re
.turned to Richmond sat,-, li ed bin
that the people were behind Wilson,
j Naturally, the public has assumed
I that in the event of Wilson's elee
I tion Mr. Byrd will be the consult
! ing power in Virginia. Then, il
! Mr. Tucker should be elected Gov
ernor, it is argued that be, too,
' would have strong in tinonee _t the
I White House.?Times-Dispatch.
- j Flynn Lost to Johnson
* In the prize fight July 4th at Las
' Vegas, N. M., between Champion
''jack Johnson and Jim Flynn, the
* Pueblo fireman had the "black man'
i going through all the nine rounds,
9 | but lost on a foul, the referee award
8 mg the fight to Johnson on a foul
9 due to Flynn's butting Johnson in
i the breakaways.
A big crowd saw the fight and
1 much money changed hands.
3RYAN WON IN BATTLE
AGAINST MONEY KINGS
rhe Commoner Agnored Rebuffs and
Insults of Wall Street
Barked at by petty politicians and
raduced by party leaders, Bryan
las conquered in his battle for the
Single handed and alone the Neb?
raskan arose in the Democratic
Sational Convention at Ballimore.
Single handed and alone he defied
Wall Street and defeated Tammany.
Pitted against him were the money
kings of New York.
Belmont and Ryarj. with their
henchmen, were joined by William
Randolph .Hearst, with his press
syndicate. The names of Murphy,
Taggart and Sullivan were a t. is?
man at the doors of the convention
ball and nightly the building wu-*
packed with rowdies to participate in
counter Wilson demonstrations.
The ruling of tbe chair repressed at
all times demonstrations in the gal?
leries, and the police were more
than once instructed to clear the sec?
tions. But uot all the gold of Wall
Street, nor all the gall of Tammany
sufficed to stifle the voice of Araer
h'.an Democracy, or to longer pro?
stitute the will of the people.
The unanimous nomination of
Woodrow Wilson was tbe result of
the conflict, but the true issue was
far more important than the mere
naming of a candidate. The issue
represented the revolt of a people
against longer submission to polit?
ical and plutocratic tryanny.
Backed by the people, Bryan led
the successful revolt, but without
Bryan as a leader the movement
would not have succeeded. Accus?
ed of ulterior designs and charged
with selfish ambition.the Nebraskan
'. was bayed by a yelping political
pack which barked but dared not
1 bite. Like a Colossus he towered
amid the pigmies and defied Sullivan,
of Tammany, with his "ninety wax
Insulted in public convention hy
the entire Missouri delegatiou.
Bryan was denied the right of the
floor by the chair w hen rising to a
j question of personal privilege. On
every side the odds were against
. him. At times his cause seemed
: bopless. But his arms were up
, borne by public opinion and his
j determination was sustained with
1 a righteous justice. At times he
i presented almost a pathetic figure.
i For many days and nights he sat
with haggard face amid tbe dele
, gates from Nebraska. He became
: at one time a figure of popular
j ridicule against whom were hurled
; the jests and gibes of paid palt
roons. But his earnestness was in
I vulnerable and his honesty proof
ever against mockery.
Tbe history of the Virginia dele
' gation to the national convention is
. interesting, uot alone by reason of
its attitude of hostility to Bryan,
bilton account of the presence of
j Thomas Fortune Ryan among its
I members. For more than a wei k
Virginia battled together with Wa i
Street and Tammany against Wood?
row Wilson. Up until the recording
of the forty-second ballot Monday
night the Virginia delegation stood
unshaken ia it is alliance with Ryan
and his faction.
Credit is due to the Virginians,
however, on the two lust roll-calls.
They caucused on the morning of
the nomination. They had learned
that after the forty-second ballot
New York. West Virginia and Ill?
inois had determined to desert to
the standard of the probable win?
ner, lt was at this eleventh hour
that Senator Thomas S. Martin re?
ceived a revelation, and bad visions
of a band wagon. He became at
once aware that Wilson was the
logical leader and that the moment
for an announcement of this strong
conviction was become not only
psychological, but imperative. In
the caucus of the Virginia delegates
i Tuesday morning the senior sena
ator confided his convictions. This
Senator Martin's address in the
Virgiuiadelegation|caucus tbe morn?
ing of the nomination was said to be
in the interest of partv harmony.
On tbe next ballot tbe delegation
voted as a unit for the people's