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TEbe Xciington <5ascttc
WEDNESDAY. JULY 31. 1912
The Coming and Going of People
Mr. Burton F. Deaver is visiting
friends in Bath county this week.
Mra. Lizzie Shields of Lexington
is visiting relatives at Rockbridge
Mr, Henry M. Miley has returned
from a visit to Philadelphia, Atlan?
tic City and Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. Otho "C. Jackson
buve gone to tbe Craig AU Healing
Springs for a abort time.
Mr. William M. Kramer is visit?
ing bis brother-in-law, Mr. Les
Rhea near Timber Ridge.
Mr. Alfred Rust of Charles Town,
W. Va., was a visitor last week
at the borne of Mr. C. E. Deaver.
Miss Eva Agnor of Cyothiana,
Ky., ia visiting her cousin, Misa
Ruth II at tau on Edmondson e venue.
Mrs. E. L. Leech of Washington
City is in Lexington this week visit?
ing her son, Mrs. Thomas L. Leech.
Mrs. Leslie L. Weaver and Miss
Maude Arthur are in Clifton Forge,
Va., visiting their aunt, Mrs. J. R.
Mrs. C. E. Todd or Cordelia, Ga.,
accompanied by her two children,
is visiting her bister. Mrs. Earl E.
Prof. D. C. Humphreys left a few
days ago for Beckley, Vf. Va., to
visit bia son, Mr. Ewing S. Hum?
Miss Hertha Howell left Monday
and will nail from New York Thurs?
day for a ti ip of several months in
Lieutenant Tucker Pendleton of
tbe U. Ba Coast Artillery, Fort Mon?
roe, is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. M. Pendleton.
Mrs. Mary M. Jacobs, who spent
several months visiting relatives
in Ohio and Indiana, has returned
to her borne in Lexington.
Mrs. W. F. Locke joined ber
daughter, Miss Dorothy Locke, a
few days ago at Fi ont Royal and to?
gether they are visiting tbe sea?
shore at Aabury Park, N. J.
Miss Mary L. Smith bas returned
from a visit to friends in Colorado.
Accompanying ber from West Vir?
ginia were ber sister, Mrs. Edward
Cooper and little son. Master Ed?
ward Cooper, Jr. Her uncle. Capt.
J. W. R. Smith of Danville. Va., is
also visiting her.
Rev. J. Emmett Deacon, pastor of
tbe M. E. Church at Strasburg, Pa.,
will preach at Oxford Presbyterian
church next Sunday, August 4th, in
the absence of tbe pastor, Rev.
Albert Vf. Wood, who is spending
his vacation at his' old home in
Rev. Dr Emmett W. McCorkle,
pastor of Bethesda Presbyterian
church, rilled tbe pulpit of tbe Lex?
ington Presbyterian church last
Sunday morning and evening, and
preached two most helpful sermons.
His pulpit at Hick bridge Baths was
occupied by Dr. Jas. Lewis Howe
of Washington and Lee.
Dr. and Mrs. B. W. Switzer left
Lexington today and will be absent
during the month of August. Dr.
Switzer will have charge of clinical
work at tbe University of Maryland
Hospital, Baltimore, and also takes
charge of tbe private practice of
Dr. William Tarun, who is profes?
sor of eye, ear, nose and throat.
Mrs. Switzer will spend the month
at Mt. Crawford with relatives.
At a meeting this morning of the
executive committee of the Wilson
and Marshall Club of Rockbridge, it
was decided to ask for popular sub?
scriptions for tbe benefit of the Na?
tional Democratic Committee, the
same to be handed to Mr. T. S. Bur?
well, Lexington, secretary and
treasurer of the club, lt is boped
that Democrats and others favoring
Woodrow Wilson's election will
give liberally and promptly.
Blood Hounds cn Trail
Officer J. L. Adams of Lexington
police force wassummond to Chatham
Monday with bis bloodhounds to
help catch Uoy Sullivan, a convict
who killed bis guard and escaped.
Sullivan was overtaken at Pril
lainan's Tuesday evening and
fatally wounded by officers when
be refused to surrender. Tbe
wounded man waa taken to Rocky
Mount, and it is thought he will not
Ladies' and chiiureu's low-cut
?boee reduced for cash ut Graham's.
Woman Tried to Abandon Her Baby
Lexington wan treated with a now
experience a few days ago. A
couitsly young woman, bailing from
Staunton and said to be well con?
nected, attempted to abandon ber
three-weeks-old baby and alip off to
aSome six weeks or two months ago
a you nu couple arrived iu Lex ing?
ton to visit friends, and after a stay
of a couple of weeks their Lexington
friends felt imposed upon aud sug?
gested that the couple move on.
They secured a room at another
place and a few days thereafter tbe
woman became a mother. She was
entirely destitute of clothing sup
plies for the babe and kind-hearted
people of tbe community made ar?
rangements for mother and child to
be taken to Jackson Memorial Hos?
pital, where they were given tbe
very best attention. Tbe husband,
who remained in Lexington and with
no visible means of support, tried to
force himself into the hospital for
lodging and board, but be was soon
given to understand by the nurse
that Le could not be provided for.
Last Thursday morn ng tbe wo?
man stole ou,t from the hospital and
made for tbe Union station in an at?
tempt to leave for Staunton on the 4
a. m. train, but reached tbe station
too late, as the train had gone when
she got there. The fretfulness of
the baby aroused Miss Hamilton,
the nurse at the hospital, and on in
vestigation it was discovered that
tbe mother bad left the building.
Further investigation showed that
the woman was in biding in town
awaiting tbe noon train to Staunton.
She was compelled to return to ber
baby at the hospital, and at noon
mother and child were sent to
The man and woman are both very
young, not more tban twenty and
eighteen, respectively, and are said
to be of good families in Staunton.
A few. days after the birth of the
child relatives in Staunton were
communicated with by Lexington
officials and tbe mothers of both
husband and wife came here to look
after their children. They express?
ed great regret for the humiliation
brought upon them by tbe conduct
of their children. They made no ef?
fort, however, it is said, to defray
any of the expenses incident to the
birth of the child.
Life Spent in Limited Area
Mrs. Elizabeth Catherine Woods,
wife of Mr. William Woods, died at
her borne across North River from
Wilson's Springs, near Rockbridge
Baths, last Sunday, the 26th, aged
62 years. Hi r life was remarkable
in tbat she lived and died in the
same neighborhood and had never
been farther than four miles from
her birthplace. Several years ago
Mrs. Woods spent the dav visiting
friends at Cedar Grove. With that
exception she lived her circum?
scribed life within the narrow cir?
cle of her immediate home.
Mrs. Woods was a daughter of
Mr. John Horn. Her husband and
ten children survive. She was
buried Monday in the old family
burying ground at the end of Jump
Mountain, the Kev. Mr. Van der
Linden of the Ebenezer Methodist
church conducting the services. She
was a member of that church.
Near Railroad Wreck
A near wreck occurred Saturday
afternoon on the Chesaapeake and
Ohio railroad at Buffalo station.
The passenger train from Lexing?
ton at 4:20 pulled onto the track
with the freight, and the passenger
was brought to a stop only when
within about twenty yards of the
freight engine. Failure to throw
the switch was responsible for the
near accident. It is said the train
men on the passenger train were in
readiness to jump when the crash
cause. The train was brought to a
standstill only after the air-breaks
had been used promptly.
Killed by Fall
Miss Irma Lee Fitz, daughter of
Mr. J. L. Fitz of Lynchburg, a
Chesapeake ai Ohio Railway engi?
neer, fell from the veranda of the
club house at the Y. M. C. A. Island
Friday night and sustained injuries
tbat caused her death while being
taken home in an ambulance. Miss
Fitz was 22 years old, and a very
attractive young lady. She form?
erly lived in Lexington with ber
Cash cut-price sale of ladies' and
men's low shoes and slippers, at
Graham's the shoe man.
Straw hats at half price at Gra?
Death of Mrs. J. B. Spencer Monday
Mrs. Mary Grigsby Spencer, wife
of Mr. J. >3. Spencer, died Monday
eyeniug at her borne on Jordon
street. Lexington, after a short ill?
ness from complications, although
she bad been in failing health for
several years. The funeral was
held from tbe borne Tuesday after?
noon at & o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Br. Charles Manly in tbe absence of
ber pastor. Rev. Dr. Alfred T. Gra?
ham. Interment was made in tbe
Mrs. Spencer was born in Halifax
county sixty-six years ago. She
was a Miss Carrington and was
twice married. Her first husband.
Mr. Robert L. Owen, died in Hali
fax in 1872. One son survives this
union. Mr. Robert L. Owen of Lex?
ington. Her second husband. Mr.
Spencer, survives with three daugh
ters and oce son. They are Mrs.
Nannie Johnston, wife ef Dr. P. D.
Johnston of Tazewell; Mrs. Janie
Dilworth, wife of Mr. John B.
Dilworth of Philadelphia; Mr.
Marcus Spencer of near Taze?
well, and Miss Kate Spencer of Lex?
ington. All the children were with
their mother when she died. A sis?
ter, Mrs. Sue Morton of Chase City,
was also with Mrs. Spencer at her
death. A brother, Mr. William H.
Carrington, lives in Halifax county.
Mrs. Spencer came to Lexington
with ber husband about twenty
years ago. For a year previous to
that time they lived in Glasgow.
She was a woman of kindly disposi?
tion, generous and helpful, a devot?
ed mother, a good neighbor and an
earnest Christian woman. She was
a member of the Lexington Presby?
Buena Vista Elopement
Buena Vista Times: Tuesday
evening Mr. Russell Hyman and
Miss Or ie Fogel, who makes her
home with Mr. T. H. Keller, left on
the eight-thirty north bound train
with matrimonial intentions. Some
time after the train left Mr. Keller
learned of their intention and made
an effort to stop them, but no suc?
cess. A telegram was received
from them Wednesday stating that
they were married in Harrisburg.
They arrived borne Thursday morn?
ing and will make tbeir home in
this city- The groom is connected
with the Buena Vista Stationery
Mfg Co. The bride has made her
home with Mr. Keller for several
years and as far as we can learn.
the only objection to ber marriage is
on account of her age, she being on?
ly seventeen years old.
V. M. I. Summer School at Alum
A number of young men have al?
ready reached the Rockbridge A lum
Springs to attend the V. M. 1. Sum?
mer School to be conducted there
during the month ot August by
Major R. Barclay Poague and Capt.
B. Davis Mayoofthe V. M. I. facul?
ty. A number of young men in the
past years have availed themselves
of the opportunities offered by this
summer school to prepare for en?
trance the following September in
tj the regular classes at tbe Vir?
ginia Military Institute.
The presence of tbe young men at
the Alum is quite an attraction,
especially to tbe young ladies sum?
Mr. Effinger to Retire
It is reported that Superintendent
G. Vf. Effinger will not be an appli?
cant for reap 'ointment to the posi?
tion of superintendent of schools for
Rockbridge wben bis present term
expires next summer. Superinten?
dent Effinger will complete eight
years of service June 30th next,and
has done much for tbe good of tbe
schools of Rockbridge. Several
names are mentioned as his succes?
Presbyterian Meeting at Wilson's
Tba public is cordially invited to
attend tbe conference of Presbyter?
ian elder*? and deacons to be held at
Wilson's Springs August 12th, 1912.
Those attending are expected to
take with them a light lunch and all
will have tha pleasure of dining to
gather. The wives of ministers,
elders and deacons are also cordial?
Lexington business is very quiet
Wednesday afternoons, on account
of closing of many stores at 1 o'clock
during tbe months of July and Au?
gust ou Wednesday, so as ti allow
a half holiday t > clerks.
Big reduction f jr cash at Graham*
of ladies children's and men's low
Death of Mrs. John M. Peery Hear
Rarport*<l I'ot Thc l'.a?-tt<
-Mrs. John M. Peery, who before
marriage w>'s Miss Nannie Ellen
Burger, died at her home near
Natural Bridge Thursday morning,
July 25, 1912, aged seventy-eight
The deceased was born at Zion's
Hill, near Kincastle, Botatourt
county. Va., and after marriage
moved to Rockbridge county where
she has since lived. She had en?
joyed remarkably good health al?
most all of her long life until about
six weeks before ber death, when
She seemed to reach the turning
point and from then rapidly failed.
She is survived by her husband,
John M. Peery, one daughter. Lil?
lian, and son, Kent, and one sister,
Mrs. Mary J.Circle of Glen Wilton,
Mrs. Peery was a faithful and de?
voted wife and mother and thor?
oughly devoted to ber home and ber
nome duties. Her place-in the com?
munity can't be filled. She valued
her friends oy their real worth; no
imaginary worldly value -vas placed
by her on any one.
She hud around ber during ber
illness many of her near relatives
and friends who were with her until
death claimed her. Her only sister.
Mrs. Circle, had been with her
for about two weeks.
Funeral services were held at the
home Friday, conducted by Kev.
Mr. Pearson of Broad Creek and
Rev. Dr. Bowling Hobson of High
Bridge. Interment was made at
Natural Bridge Baptist cemetery in
the presence of a large concourse of
She died in the faith of her loving
Savior and has gone to meet loved
ones who preceded her and to await
the coming of those soon to follow.
The family are grateful to their
friends and neighbors who, by their
many kind acts, added to the com?
fort of this loved one while ill, and
they will always be remembered
One "Who Loved Ho.
Children's Day at Riverside
Children's Day was observed
last Sunday at Riverside chapel,
and an interesting program of songs
and recitations by members of the
school was presented, and address?
es by the pastor, Kev. R. L. Kin?
naird, and by Rev. W. D. Eye, pas?
tor of tbe Methodist church at Fair?
Mr. A. T. Shields, the superin?
tendent, made an address of wel?
come and presided over the exer?
cises. A large crowd was present,
more than could get insids the
Methodist Picnic Today
The Sunday school picnic of Trin?
ity Methodist church is being held
today at Glasgow. More tban 100
took train at the Lexington station,
and others got on at F-ast lexington.
A number went down on the 1
Prof. M. P. Burks, dean of the
law school of Washington and Lee,
has been appointed by Governor
Mann a member of tbe commission to
act for the State in adjudicating tbe
controversy with the Richmond,
I redericksburg and Potomac Rail?
A heavy rainstorm, accompanied
by tounder aod lightning and hail,
visited Lexington tnis afternoon,
beginning at 3 o'clock.
B. C. Tolley & Co.?new clothing
W. B. Bevill?N. afc W. excursion
Paul M. Penick?commissioner's
J. Gassman A Son Hardware Co.
? V ulean plows.
Hank of Rockbridge?a man reaps
what ho sows.
R R. Witt, deputy clerk?oiders
I sock bridge Realty Corporation?
residence for sale.
J. McD. Adair?blazers, corsets,
W. C. Firebaugh?annual meeting
Rockbridge Mutual Fire Insurance
Lexington Produce Market.
LaAzlnt7ton. Va., July 31. lill-'
Butter. . Itt*
Hens .... . 9
Hams, Haoooaa to giza. lv*Q20
Blazers are very jaopular now. Instead of paying *V>.00
for them you can buy the material at our store at 1 ?"> cwuts a
yard in stripes and colors. Four yards aud a LS cent Buttor
ick Pattern will make one.
In the summer time it is important to get a corset that
is Rust Proof, one that perspiration will not injure or effect in
anyway. This you will, find in the WARNER 00B8ET,
sold exclusively by us.
We still have left a nice stock of Ladies' Gauzt* Vests,
Long Silk Gloves, Kid Gloves, Ladies' Lisle and Silk Hosiery
and all the staple goods for the season. This is tho traveling
and outing season. We have a nice stock of Dress Suit C asps
and Trunks for those going away.
Our Fall Goods will be coming in all through -' nt'tist.
Our friends can expect unusual orleriuxs in every department.
I. McD. ADAIR
In hot weather can be created at your pleasure by an
at a cost of less than
HALF A CENT AN HOUR
Rockbridge Power Corporation
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If you will p'ant this seed you cannot
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Our Bank is tbe soil in which this seed
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B. C. TOLLEY & CO.
Have fust returned from the Northern Markets and are
now receiving a full line of the latest and nobbiest styles of
Men's, Boys* and Children's Clothing
Hats, Shoes, Shirts
Underwear, etc., etc.
We open for Business August 1
Good goods, best quality, at right prices and satisfac?
You are invited to call and inspect
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Opposite 1st National iBank - Mainstreet