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Jibe Xciln.ton Odette
WEDNESDAY. JULY 24. 1912
The Coming and Going of People
Mr. William R. Shields left this
week for Denver Colo., on a visit.
Mr. John II Hg. city letter carrier,
is spending his vacation in New
Mrs. T. S. Barwell is visiting her
sister, Mrs. Preston Buck st Mt.
Mr. C. EL Davidson, Jr., has gone
to Carden City, Kansas, where he
expects to locate.
Mr. and Mri. J. Mc. Meeks are
off on a vacation at Wilson's Sulphur
Springs this week.
Miss Alice Turpin bas returned
home after a four months' visit to
friends at Greenville, Va.
Mr. Fred T. Deaver left Saturday
for Livingston, Va., where he will
attend a house party.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E.~ Woodward,
Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Boley are visit?
ing in Washington, D. C.
Miss Mary E. Dunn of San Fran?
cisco, Cal., is the guest of Miss Sue
Tolley at East Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Wise are
visiting this week near Boston.
Mass., and at Atlantic City.
Mrs. C. E. Fox of Newport News
is visiting ber parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas J. Hildebrand.
Mr. Harry K. Welsh and Robert
S. Funkhouser left today to visit the
McCown All Healing Springs.
Mr. M. J. Weaver of Hot Springs
reached Lexington a few days ago
to visit his son, Mr. Leslie L. Wea?
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Didawick will
leave tomorrow on a visit of ten
days with relatives at Edenburg,
Mrs. Wallace C. Varner, accom?
panied by Miss M. Rate Varner, re?
turned to her nome at Ivor, " Va.,
Mr. C. H. Glasgow, postal clerk
between lexington and Harrison?
burg, .was- visitor in Washington
the past week.
Mrs. Lulyn Mauldea of Atoka,
Oklahoma, ls visiting ber sister,
Mrs. D. N. Yaroro at New Mon?
Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Lindsay
have returned to their home in
Washington after a visit to relatives
Mrs. B. H. Short and daughter.
Miss Ruth Short, of Baltimore are
the guests of MrS. Percy c. Garing
on Jackson avenue. '
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Deaver
left Monday evening to spend two
weeks at their summer home near
the Sulphur Springs.
Mr. J.' Herbert Charlton of New.
port News spent several days tbe
past week in Lexington v.-stting his
sister. Miss Lou Charlton.
Mrs. E. R. Booker of Farmville,
accompanied ber two children, is
visiting ber mother, Mrs. Emma A.
Whitmore on Kerr's Creek.
Mr. and Mrs. J. li. Authur bave
returned to their home at Clifton
Forge after visiting Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Straub at East Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas LtiC&S a_d
son of Rapbine, spent several days
last week visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph F. Tolley at East Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Glasgow,
Messrs. Howard W. Barclay and
Mason C. Deaver left Monday for a
sojourn at Sweet Chalybeate
Miss Mamie B. Wills, who has
held a position as trained nurse in
Roanoke for several years, left Lex?
ington Sunday on a visit to friends
in Denver, Colo.
Mr. Fred G. Quisenberry returned
Monday from a visit to Dayton, Va.,
where Mrs. Quisenberry bas been
visiting her father, Mr. E. H. Low
man, for several weeks.
Messrs. H. Krauss, C. E. Ebling,
J. C. Jobenning and L. P. Wray,
members of the V. M. Band, joined
the First Virginia Regiment today
In Staunton to accompany tbe sol?
diers to Mount Gretna, Pa., where
tbs troops will spend ten days in
Col. Robert CatUett, who under?
went an*?j?er_tK>n a few days ago
in the Johnston-Willis Hospital,,
A latter'_ict4ted by him was re
oslvsd this morning by bis daugh?
ter, Miss Ui-*aiA?tttlip'tr fchicta
he says ns la gettifrga-ioeg well.
Government Buys Rockbridge Land
For Forest Reservation
The United States Government
has bought a considerable tract of
Rockbridge land lying south of
James River and known as Natural
Bridge Area, for tbe purpose of
forest conservation. The property
embraces about 25,000 acres, and a
part ot, tb? tract is- tb* did Olen wood
estate belonging to'the heirs of the
late Judge Francis T. Anderson.
Hon. William A. Anderson, execu?
tor of his father's estate, bas mada
the sale through the United States
Department of Agricultural, Hon.
James Wilson. Secretary. The
price agreed upon is #6.80 per acre
The tract embraces mountain lands
lying in Rockbridge, Bedford and
Botetourt counties, and extends
along James Biver a distance of
about twelve miles from several
miles east of Balcony Falls toa
point about two miles west of Gil?
more's Milla in Botetourt county,
and extending eight or ten miles
across the mountains southward
into Bedford county. **
The agreement has been put on
record in the clerk's office in Lex?
ington, and the opening paragraphs
of this paper are as follows:
"United States Department of Ag?
riculture, Office of the Secretary.
Agreement for the purchase of lands
in the Natural Bridge Area, Virgin?
ia. This agreement, made and en
tered into this 29th day of June,
H'12, by and between William A.
Anderson of Lexington, Rockbridge
county, Virginia, as executor of the
last will and testament of Francis T.
Anderson, deceased, hereinafter
known as the vendor, and the Unit?
ed States of America, by the Secre
tary of Agriculture, duly authorized
thereto by act of Congress of March
1. 1911. The vendor agrees to sell
to the United States all the tracts or
parcels of land, tenements and here?
ditaments, together with all the
rights, easement and appurtenances
thereunto belonging, lying in thu
counties of Rockbridge,Bedford and
BotetoQrt. State of Virginia, known
as the Glenwood estate and contain
ing 24,900 acres, more or less, ex?
clusive of tbe exceptions and reser?
vist ions hereinafter mentioned.
The property surround.-, a nJiin
ber of small tracts of land and some
farms, that are owned by residents
of the community* who are unwilling
to part with their homes. There
are thirty-live of these.
Mr. Anderson obligates himself
to furnish within sixty days of the
execution of this instrument to the
United States an abstract and other
necessary evidences of title, etc.
The agreement is signed by Wil?
liam A. Anderson, executor of
Francis T. Anderson, and witness?
ed by A. W. Lee and John W. Wrig?
ley, and on behalf 'of tha United
States by James Wilson, Secretary
of Agriculture.and witnessed by li.
The survey was made under the
direction of Mr. li. E. Witt of Lex?
Tbe United States has secured
this vast area among the mountains
of Virginia for the purpose of con?
serving the forests so as to protect
the water sheds and water supply.
The culling out of timber and clear
ing woodland reduces the flow of
streams, and to avoid this the gov?
ernment has come to the aid of
mountainous communities. Another
important factor io 4?terminitig tbe
returns from forests is the desiriK
tion by fire of valuable areas of tim?
ber. The United States will reduce
this to a minimum, possibly by the
employment of wardens or other om
cers tocare for the preserves.
The passing of this estate into the
hands of the United Stales brings
to a close the private ownership of
pri porty tbat once belonged to
Light Horse Harry Lee, and has
been for years in the Anderson fam?
ily. The last charcoal furnace in
this part of the oountry was oper?
ated on this estate from 1848 to
Ninety-Pound Rails Coming
Today's Harrisonburg Times:
Ninety-pound rails tor tbe Valley
Railroad is the latest announcement
of Baltimore and Ohio officials and
what's more, the first consignment
is on its way. Supt. J. E. Spurrier
of the Shenandoah division, and his
chief clerk, J. Luther Mapbis, ar?
rived last night with this informa?
Mr. J. MoD. Adair has receatly
made-a shipment of handsome -rugs
Mid to parties- living in Philadel?
phia and New Jersey.
?Qall at arabanna and ?*t a straw
hat at italf price for cash.
Board of Supervisors Held Meet ing
The Board of Supervisors Di Rock?
bridge held a meeting at tbe Court
bouse Monday and fixed salaries or
county officers, as follows:
Commonwealth's Attorney, $550.
an increase of $50: County Clerk,
MOO ..Sheriff. (650; Superinteode^t.
of the County. Farm, $aoo. An al
lowrance of 950' was made to tbe
County Clerk for his services as
clerk of the Board of Supervisors,
The auditing committee, com?
posed of Supervisors Kinnear and
Patterson and M r.Frank Moore,made
report on examination of Treasure!
Moore's accounts for the year end?
ing June 30, 1912.
Tbe County Fund showed receipt
amounting to $36,486.16, with dis?
bursement of $27,899.62, leaving' a
balance on hand of $8,586.54.
Railroad Fund: Receipts, $17,364.
38; disbursements. $8,917.45; bal?
ance on band. $8,449.93.
Dog Tax Fund: Receipts. $1,929.
04; disbursements, $1,062.40; bal?
ance on hand, $866.64.
Permanent Improvement Fund.of
Public Roads: Receipts, $6,633.80;
disbursements, $6.8.r?04; over
Treasurer Moore submitted bis
reports of the four settlement?, as
above, and the same were ordered
Some of the Justices of the Peace
of Rockbridge appeared and bad
their books examined and verified,
while some of these officers were
The petition of Robert I. Mont?
gomery and others for change of
public road on west side of Sugar
Creek through the lands of Mrs
George Bare, and change on east
side of creek through the lands of
C. M. Painter, was acted on and
the following viewers were appoint?
ed to meet at Painter's Mill Wednes
day, July 31st, at 10 a. m.: J. H.
Tardy, C. B. Leech, J. D. Clark. G.
C. Cummings, J., A. Wilkerson.
Tbe public road through thu L?nd.?
of (.. S. Slough, Natural Bridge dis?
trict, petitioned for by M. L. Don?
ald and others, was ordered estab?
lished in accordance with the repot t
Some tiheep claims were consider?
ed,but postponed till the next meet?
ing of the Board Tuesday, August
6th, wben all sheep alarms will be
There were present at the meet?
ing Supervisors Kinnear (chairman)
Whitmore, McNutt, Saville.'Hoting
er and Patterson.
Teachers for Lexington Schools
Following are the teachers for tbe
Lexington schools appointed by the
School Board, composed ot Messrs.
Frank T. Glasgow, Robert R Witt
and Dr. Harry D. Campbell:
High School: Mr. Harrington
Waddel], principal; Misses Jessie
Young, Emma Gold Hutcheson and
Miss Bessie Catlett, and Miss Lil?
ian Byrd, instructor in tbe normal
department. Miss Byrd is from
Mai tinsville. a graduate of tbe State
Normal at Farmville and bas had
several years' experience.
Grammar School: Misses Henrietta
C. Dunlap, Bertie Miley Beard,
Minnie Kate Varner, Jessie Grose
close and Mary Stuart Preston.
Presbyterian Church Notes
The pulpit of the Lexington Pres?
byterian church was occupied last
Su3d?*y by Rev. Dr. Neal Anderson
of WinVton-S-!em._N. C , who is
summering at Castle-HiH Hotel..
Rev. Dr. Emmett W. McCorkle ol
Rockbridge Baths will preach next
Rev. William H. Woods of Haiti
more will occupy the pulpit the
first two Sundays in August, the
4th and 11th.
Rev. Dr. Alfred T. Graham, the
pastor, is spending bis vacation
with relatives in Winchester. He
will later visit New York.
Methodist District Conference
The Roanoke District Conference.
M. E. Church, South, was held at
Blacksburg last week and consider?
able business was transacted.
The following were elected dele?
gates to the next annual conference
to be held in Staunton next spring.
Messrs. W. H. Agnor, Lexington;
H. H. Dickey, Christineisburg;
Henry Pritchard, Blacksburg; ki.
H. Farrier, Newport.
Dr. Switzer Absent in August
? .Dr. Brf W. Switzer will be absent
from his offley during the month of
Augnst, and wiii return Sept?-ibor
Straw hus at half puce it Gra?
ham's, while they last.
Mr. Wallace C. 0. Varner Buried In
The funeral of Mr. Wallace C. O.
Vainer, who died at his home at
Ivor, Va.. Tuesday night, Juiy 16th,
was he id in the lexington Presby?
terian church last Thursday after?
noon at six o'clock. Dr. Alfred T.
Graham conducting the services,as
sisted bv Dr. Charles Manly.
The interment was made in the
family square in the Lexington
cemetery. Fun end services were
held at Ivor Wednesday afternoon.
'conducted by Rev, R. H. Peel. The
The pallbearers were six high
school boys, who were, students
under Mr. Varner in the Ivor High
Accompanying the remains from
Ivor to lexington were Mrs. Var
ner and Miss Minnie Kate Varner,
his sister, who was surnmond to her
brother's bedside several weeks be?
fore his death, and Messrs. Frank
D. Taylor, Thomas A. Saunders and
Elijah Johnson of Ivor, the last
named being a member of the Ivor
School Hoard. Mr. John A. Varner
of Welch, W. Va.,reached Lexington
.Thursday evening after the funeral.
Mr. Varner's work at Ivor for the
educational advancement of the
community was appreciated by the
citizens of tbat place, and their con?
fidence in bis judgment was shown
by the erection of a $10,000 high
school building, under his super?
Agricultural Meeting at Highland
A meeting in the interest of agri?
culture was held yesterday at
Highland Belle school house on Kerrs
Creek, and several interesting ad
dresses were made. A fairly good
irrowd was in attendance, and an ex?
cellent dinner was served by the
ladies of tbe community.
County Superintendent of Schoo's
G. W. Kftinger presided, and the
speakers were introduced by Mr
Paul M. Penick of f-exintgor.
Those making addresses wero
Messrs J. W. Hill of Washington,
D. C., who spoke on the develop?
ment of the agricutural life of boys
and girls. Hon. Henry Si. George
Tuoker of Lexington discussed why
boys1 clubs should be encouraged.
Mr. W. C: Shacklefo:*d, State Coin
Demonstrator, spoke of the value of
grasses as a crop, and Mr. G. W.
Williams of Iijphine discussed the
relation between banking and farm
injj. Mr. J. A. Panter of liiphine
gave some reminiscences of Kerr's
Kerr's Creek District Teachers
The Schcol Trustees of Kerr*'s
Creek District, composed of Messrs
J. H. Harper, J. L. Teaford and H
A. Wilson, have appointed the fol?
lowing teachers for next session and
they have accepted:
Riverside: Miss Bettie Morrison,
principal; Miss Mary Wm. Jones,
Miss Lillian Carter. Miss Ruth
Highland Belle: Miss Sallie B.
Dickinson, principal: Miss Mabel
Sbe'wey, Miss Sadie Garrett, Miss
Katie-Bear, Miss Anne Bolden.
Alone: Miss Hattie W. King,
principal; Miss Ruth Lindsay.
Monmouth: Miss Bessie Moore,
principal; Miss Maggie Fix.
Union: Miss Florence Myers.
Cedar Hill: Miss Kate Wilts.
Waterloo: Miss Cora Tolley.
Fredericksburg: Miss Hertha
Wah ut Flat: Miss Celestia Mc
?stonewall and Denmark No *p
Death of Mrs, [ames A. Templeton
Mrs. James A. Templeton, aged
80, died July 17th, ia the Augusta
Sanitorum, Staunton. She was a
daughter of the late Col. James M
Lilly of Greenville, Augustacounty.
Mr. Templeton died ab.ut eighteen
months ago. One son survives. Mr.
James L. Templeton, who married
Miss Margaret L. Gibbs of Lexing?
Cash cut-price sale of ladies' and
men's lon- shoes and slippers, at
Graham's the shoe man.
Ladies' and children's low-cut
shoes reduced for cash at Graham's.
Lexington Produce Market
LwxlOi-'ton. Va., July-'4 IVIS
Flour -Extra..!^. ?**><*-?>*;> 18
Wheat?Old. 1 07i
Hens ...- ... ..-....'_._*...."' y
Utrd. . ..-.'. .'-.-..'.;. ? 10
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Can You Afford to Miss
Adair*s July Clearance Sale?
STORE CROWED DAILY
SALE ENDS JULY 31ST
?1.00 and $1.29 Men's Colored Shirts. * .79
fl .00 Lace Curtains. ? ?. .7">
$2".(J0 T?ce Cbrt.-una.
$3.00 Lace Curtaius.
?.5.00 Lace Curtaius.
These are lots wheie we have only enough
for two or three windows.
? 10.00 All-Wool Art Scjuar-'s .
?-0.C0 Axminster Squares. if. 00
? 1.00'Linoleum Remnants . -7-">
?5c Matting Reinnanta.1*2.1
Wo have a larine line of Carpa?l coming for
Fall ami want to close oat all odds and ends in
?M..".!) Red Cross High Shoes and Slippers-. 3.80
$4.00 Red Cross High Shoes and Slipper, . 3 00
$.,."><. Red ("ross High -hoes and Slipper*. .
?-.CO Rod (ross High Shoes and Slippers. 2.00
The sizes in stock are rerj much broke? up.
Want to clean up for ocr Fall Stock now being
$20.00 and 88 00 Ladies' Tailored Butts now 10.00 and 1 J 50
?IC 00 I..-lilies" Tailored .suits now 7.">o and. lO.Cn
If there are any Ladies in town or county
who want a Tailored Bait now i> ? tine chance.
Many of these are just as good as anything we
will have in September. The styles are f^oo.l and
the materials well adapted for Fall wear. Some
pretty blacks, navies .iud cream Serges among
$2.00 Paney Parasols. . 1 80
11.60 Fancy Parasols. Loo
fl.(JO Fancy Parasols.S"
?.'-")<? French Ginghams?rim- jciade. ? ? ? .1!'
i.">c White iiood-, edges slightly soiled . .Hi
10c Chambrays! solid colors. 6 to LO yd. lengths.??? . - .07
25c Blazer < loths, in stripes, '?> to 4 yd. lengths..
60? Silk Rremnants, good for waists . 8..
We hsve st least 0 ?* thousand yards of Ham?
burg Edge and Insertions, slightly soiled from
blindi iiig, worth 10 t'? 15 c, for .V.
We also have about ten trunks, slight!;.
dusted and shop worn, just as go.).l as new, to be
sold at greatly reduced pri
While our chief aim is to close out all strict?
ly summ.-r stock ami i < ninauts of every kind, WC
we will make a special juice on any*?ling we
have, when it is a cash sale, but come before Jul v
h McD. ADAIR
In hot weather can be created at your ph a sure by an
at a cost of less than
HALF A CENT AA" HOUR
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Saving tor a Home
You, of course, want tiMiwn your home,
anil expect to do so some iluy. Don't wait
for somebody to leave youths money. St .rt
from your S_J?iD?rs. Put i*en tnterest in this
hank, and when it
in .a ? a reasonable payment .'ii th" property
of 3011 r choice, we rn .mee.
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