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VOL. 108, NO. 32 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 7, 1912 $1.60 PER YEA*
AND BUILDING SALES
Real Estate aod Property Transfers
The following deeds of barge in
and sal 3 were entered of record in
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridjre
county for two weeks ending; Aug;.
Mrs. M. E. Davidson to Jas. S.
Hall, etc., 40 acres on Big Calf Pas?
ture Uiver, Walker's Creek district.
Mrs. Etta Gab bert Gook i tri to W.
H. Bond, etc., one seventh interest
io hotel in Glasgow, 9350.
T. T. Tucker to J. T. Gulan, 22*
acres and 24i acres respectively,
adj. V. F. Davis, Walker's Creek
W. W. Byrd, special commr., to
Isaac Burkholder, 32,100 acres in
Rockbridge, Bedford and Botetourt
counties, granted to John Beale by
patent, etc., $2,567.
B. G. Baldwin, trustee, to trustees
Natural Bridge School District,two
lots, in Glasgow.
VV. <;. Mathews, trustee, to trus?
tees Natural Bridge School District,
two lots in Glasgow.
13. G. Maid wid. agent, to trustees
Natural Bridge District, four lots
Bi D. Newman, receiver, to J. D
Burger, Ho 71-190 acres five miles
west of Lexington, adj. T. A. Crist,
S. C. Myers, etc , to S. M. Huff
man and T. B. Huffman, 43acres anc
and 97 poles, adj. T. J. Huffman
east of Brownsburg,Walker's Creek
EL P. Barger and John P. Hous
ton to J. H. Austin, two lots it
West End Glasgow, $50,
H. L. Robertson to James S
Burk, 40 acres on Little Calf Pas
ture River, Walker's Creek district
Henry Lee and wife to Thoma
L-tog;, 32,000 acres in Rockbridge
Botetourt and Bedford counties
Natural Bridge district. $5,000
William Craft to Isaac* liurkhold
er, interest in two tracts of 32,10
acres in Redbridge, Botetourt an
Bedford counties, Natural Bridg
district. Deed, 1842.
John W. Johnson, special commr
to Francis T. Anderson, two traci
of 640 acres and 30 acres, respei
tively, in Rockbridge, Botetoui
and Bedford counties. Naturi
Bridge district, $670. Deed, 1874
Mrs. Lucy Scott Wost to Mit
Maria P. Du vail, house and lot c
Washington stieet and Letcher av
noe. Lexington, adj. Dr. L. \
Miss Goad Will Be Given Medal
Ttt*e gold medal which is to I
presented to Miss Jezebel Goad, h
roine of the Carroll Courthou
tragedy of March 14, is being ma
and will be ready by September
Details of tbe presentation have \
to be arranged.
The medal is to bear on one si
the seal of Virginia and on the oth
an inscription written by Mrs. W
Hodges Mann, wife of theGovernt
The entire design is intended
bear witness to the qualities of 1
roisu* displayed by Miss Goad at
time of danger.
When the Allens of Carroll cot
ty recalled Judge (Thornton L. M
sie because his court had consign
one of them to prison, and attempt
to wipe out tbe officers of the cou
Miss Goad was in the office of 1
father, Dexter Goad, the clerk
the county. Instead of fainting
leaving the scene when the fir
began, Miss Goad sought to en
the courtroom to go to her fath
To gain entrance she was obligee
pull from the doorway a man \
barred the way. Then she read
her father, and seeing that he i
not badly burt, she helped
wounded and dying. Standing v
her father she witnessed the pi
duel between Dexter Goad
Floyd and Siana Allen in front
Some of the clergymen of som
tha Northern cities are declinin
unite in marriage young people
cannot furnish a certificate of $
health. Ts this the commence-*
of an issue that is to result in
formulation ot law on ue eubjec
In Behalf of Clovers and Grasses for 1
To tbe Farmers of the Common?
wealth of Virginia:
Whereas, It is now generally rec.
cognised tbat tbe clovers aod grass?
es are at tbe foundation of our agri?
cultural prosperity, and ought to be
produced as a matter ot conveni?
ence and profit to the farmer aod to
stop the large outflow of money an?
nually spent for bay in Virginia,
and tor the economical and perman?
ent improvement of our soil;
Therefore, I, William Hodges
Mann, Governor of Virginia, do
hereby call upon all the farmers in
this State to set aside the first two
weeks in August for the considera?
tion of this most important matter,
and for securing information in re?
ference to the best time and method
for the preparation of tbe ground
and the sowing of alfalfa and all the
cultivated grasses; and I do now
and hereby set apart Wednesday,
the 14th of August. 1912, as a day
for the farmers ot tbe State to as?
st mble in their respective court?
houses for the purpose of inter
changing views, and tn organize
clubs to carry out the purposes ol
As this is the first agricultural
Proclamation ever issued in Virgin
ia, and is dependent for its success
upon the co operation of tbe farm
ers, I most earnestly request every
one interested as ownerorotherwist
in the agricultural and tinanoial de?
velopment of the State to do every
thing possible to create enthusiasm
bring tbe farmers together, and bi
results make this Proclamation i
Given under my baud under tb<
Lesser Seal of tbe Commonwealth
at Hictimond, thia twenty-sixth da;
of July, in the year of our Lord on
thousand mot, hundred and twelvn
and in tba one hundred and thirty
seventh year of the Commonwealth
Uy the Governor:
Wm. Hokum Mann.
B. O. James.
Sec'y ot the Commonwealth.
Emancipation Proclamation Prograi
As we go to press this week
program celebrating the fiftieth ai
niveraary of the issuance ot tb
Emancipation Proclamation, fa
Abraham Lincoln, on the '._nd da
of September, 1862. conditioned 1
take effect one hundred days thor
after, namely, on the Cr st day
January, 1868, has been shown u
The program is a very elabora
affair, and since Congress has mac
a very liberal appropriation for tl
proper celebration of this event, i
doubt the program will, be literal
fulfilled when the time arrives.
Commissioners have been ap poi i
ed for twenty-three different state
and among them, ten southern stat
are represented; and among t
delegates appointed to the educ
tional features of this affair, Govi
nor Woodrow Wilson's nameappen
first, and Governor William Hodg
Mann's further downie thesame 1
and a little later appears the name
Miss Virginia t?.ndolphof Richmoi
Va. Another list of twenty-four
the most prominent men in 1
United States is headed by the na
of Hon. Wm. J. Bryan of Nebrasl
What Makes a Nation
I believe there is no permana
greatuess to a nation except it
based upon morality. I do i
care foi military greatness or mi
ary renown. I care to- the cor
tion of tbe people among who I li
Crowns, coronets, mitres, railiti
display, the pomp of war, w
colonies and a huge empire are
my view, all trifles, light as air, i
not worth considering, unleas ti
them you can bave a fair share
comfort, contentment and h appin
among the great body of peo
Palaces, baronial castles, great hf
stately mansions do not make a
tion. Tbe nation in every com
dwells in the cottage; and un
your constitution can shina tb
unless tbe beauty of yourlegiaia
and excellence of your atateao
ship are impressed there on
feelings and condition of the pec
rely upon it, you have yet to li
the duties of government.?J
APPLE BARREL BILL
Standard Grades for Apples and
Standard Size Barrels
LAW EFFECTIVE NEXT JULY
Will Greatly Benefit Apple Growers
Virginia apple growers and ship?
pers are rejoicing over tbe passage
last week of the Sulzer bill, fixing
standard barrels and grades for ap
pies?legislation for which they
have been fighting for years, and
which they believe will do much to
advance tba interests of everybody
engaged in the culture and band
ling of apples.
The bill needs now only the signs
lure ot the President to become a
law (and this, it is understood, if
assured), and it will become effec
live Julv 1, 1913, giving growers
and shippers an opportunity to dis?
card irregular packages and con?
form to the provisions of the new
statute requiring standard barrels.
This bill has been before Congresi
several years, and has been agitate,
for and against. It is one that in
terests every fruit grower in thi
United States. True, it will no
take effect until July 1, 1913, bu
this will give all growers tbat maj
have barrels on band and all manu
facturers a obance to unload tbei
short measure stuff. Commissioi
men throughout this country hay
had much trouble for years, owini
to differ nt size barrels, until buyer
frequently write and ask the deal
ers what size barrels his apples ar
packed in, and when the Presiden
signs this bill that puts an end t
a j short measures, and puts grower
i. ion the same footing, so far aa tb
. ' size of packages are concerned. I
this bill the size of apples i* to b
designated, what- size apple cot
situtes the diameter of one's, two
and fancy. There will be no mot
grading bythe growers, and by tb
different packers. European mai
kets have complained very muc
in the last few years about tl
different size barrels used in Vi
,e ginia, and these different sizes ha'
made endless amount of trouble f
The crop of apples this seasi
over the United States is unusual
large. Virginia has a big crop, ai
growers who have not bought the
barrels would do well to use stan
ard size barrels this year, and ne
season they will have that mu
lead on the short measure man.
The Three Emblems
The elephant is an imposing loo
ing beast, but it never did inhal
many countries and its species
out. It was an object of fear in t
jungles and it is still a curiosity
the circus, but it retreats befc
civilization. Bull Moose is ev
less desirable as a party embie
It is a showy creature?quite str
ing in appearance but it is ot
suited to the higher latitudes
presence chills you.
Neither the Elephant nor
Bull Mcose makes a good party e
blem. Give us the Donkey?
patient, hard-working Donkey,
is everywhere, and always toil
for the common people. He lifts
his voice occasionally in ho
ful supplication for a bel
day and he kicks sometimes wi
he is mistreated, but what ani
could better symbolize utility ;
universality? His life is a life
service and he is omnipresi
The Democratic party ls to be c
gratulated on having escaped
elephant and bull moose?hail to
Democratic Donkey?The Comn
Under the reign of the late M
do Japan underwent almost mi rn
lous changes. From the very i
he displayed intuitive genius
fashioning the political affairs ol
people and forging out the des
of his empire. He became ruler
bey of fifteen, and on that occa
gave his aolemn promise to g
some form of representative gov
ment. He fulfilled that promis
the moet liberal manner and
gaye to his country ita new b
MR. TAFT FORMALLY
Denounces Progressive Ideas As
Tending to Socialism
PRESIDENT SOUMDS KEYNOTE
Simplicity and Informality Marl
President Taft was formally noti
fled Thursday of bis nomination b;
the National Republican conventio
Surrounded by his family am
friends in the historic East room c
the White House, the President rt
ceived from Senator Elihu Hool
chairman of the committee of notif
cation, his first official informatio
of tbe convention's action,
"Your title to tbe nomination i
as clear as the title of any cand
date since political conventions b'
gan," said Senator Elihu Koot ;<
the conclusion of his address.
"I accept the nomination whic
you tender," replied President Taf
beginning his speech ot acceptance
"I accept it as an expression of coi
fideoce tbat in a second administr
tion I will serve the public well."
The supreme issue tbat confron
the voters, the President declarei
was that of the maintenance of tl
nation's institutions and the prese
ration of the constitution, threa
ened he said, on the one hand h
the Democratic party and on tl
otaer by those Republicans who hs
left the party to try their forton
in a new one.
Next in importance Mr. Taft pla
ed the tariff. In the proposals ot tl
Democrats for the reductions in t!
present schedules, he said, lay da
ger of business depression and ba
times. The Republican princip
of revisions only where scientific
vestigation shows it necssary mai
ed the straight road to continu
prosperity and commercial peace
In discussing the tariff, the Pr
ident said that it was untrue tl
to its door could be traced the bi
cost of living and pointed out tl
conditions of living were alike ot
the world. A political prom
could not remedy such a conditii
As an issue only less import
than the tariff the President plai
the regulation of trusts. He s
tbe Sherman law bad been enfor<
with success but added that spec
acts of unfair trade should be
nounced as misdemeanors that s
acts might be avoided or when c
mitted punished by summary i
cedure. Interstate business in
prises, he said, should be offere
federal incorporation law.
May Be Battle Flag Under WI
Jackson Was Wounded
A dispatch from Trenton, N.
a few days ago says:
Wilbur F. Sadler, adjutant ge
al of the New Jersey Natii
Guard, surprised former Lieut.-(
ernor Ellyson of Virginia, w
the latter was visiting Govei
Wilson at tbe capitol todav by si
ing him a flag which Mr. Sa
believed to be that under w
Stonewall Jackson received
Mr. Ellyson was so impre
that be is going back to Virgin
try to identify the tUg. If he
ceeds both he and Geo. Sadler
try to have it restored to the S
of Virginia at a formal ceremon;
be attended if possible by Gc
nor Wilson and a regiment ol
New Jersey National Guard.
The flag is a division corps
and was captured at Chancel
v.lle, Va., by a New Jersey
ment tbe day alter Jackson
shot. It has remained ia the 1
ing of New Jersey ever since.
Ellyson expects to see Capt. J
Smith, of tiichinonci, Va., who
with Jackson wben he was
and will attempt through hi
identify the flag.
The flag is of fine silk, made
j Ellyson thinks, by women of V
ia, with diagonal bars of blue
eiaiDg it. Six stars are on eac
Anyway, the man wuo build
tlaa io tha air ia bis own land..
POVERTY HAS ADVANTAGES
Reward Will Be Proportionate to
Poverty is capital?a creative
force, a whip, a spur, an incentive.
Ambitiondies on a diet of trciffleand
goose liver. Determination grows
sluggish on a full belly.
Hard schools teach great lessons.
Rich men's sons are seldom rich
men's fathers. An unearned dollar
is a fool-maker. Those who do not
understand how to make money
can't retain it. You are not handi?
capped?it's the idler, the pampered,
overfed, careless, protected boy
who must fear the future.
Dou't mind these few Spartan
years. They are blessings. Tho
appetite for achievement stales on
sweets?hunger lends zest to dog?
You must work?you have no
choice. You must earn or you
can't eat. There's no helping hand
behind you?you've got to seize the
opportunity before you.
Responsibility is ridiug on youi
shoulders, but duty broadens char
acter. Pack your chest with cour
age and begin to win. What you've
missed in training you can m;ike u*.>
in steadiness and readicess. Bdu
cation at its best merely points out
the most competent method, and il
you keap your eyes open and put
your heart in your tasks, common
sense will -how you as n.i.oh a
a text book. You are igno?
rant of theories, but theory, after
all, isn't nearly so imported as
You stand today where F.dison
and Wanamaker and Marahall Held
and Carnegie and Lincoln stood at
your age?on your feet, with empty
(sockets, a sound constitution and
license to make a dare anywhere.
The path to prosperity and fame
runs thiough your soul.
You can't achieve more than yo.
believe. Your reward will tie pro
pomona te to your effort. >\ hatevvi
you can graxp with clean hands li
your property, but youll be knock
ed about, blocked and fought b;
every man who wants what yoi
seek. If you have one yellow streal
you haven't a show.
The years that face you are full c
promise. Tomorrow is alway
mightier than yesterday.
The new-comer profits by th
trials and struggles of the past, ar,
, more knots have been united, mor
.. problems have been solved in thi
aid . .
, single generation than tn any pr<
Legislation is tearing whip atte
whip from the hand of Privilege
hours are shorter?sanitation is be
ter?and facilities of every sort a
at the disposal of all who wish
improve their minds and bodies.
Hut we offer no charity?on
cowards and shirkers whine f
concessions. We want the greate
ability at the tsp, so we are man
less to quitters. It's the one v
in which we can truly test e
When you are discouraged, we
on your own shoulder?pluck
ashamed to display its tears.
Hold hard to hope?fling ye
faith in the teeth of ridicule, dis:
ter and enmity.
Dream far?we build close to t
?tars in this century. Think w
Wuatever mind can plan, will 0
produce. ?Herbert Kaufman.
The Proposed Lincoln-Lee-Gra
The construction of a Lincoln T
Grant Memorial in Washington
.'T |an expense of fl.250,000 has bi
proposed in a bill introduced in
House by Represetrati ve Pou,
North Carolina, lt would
propriate $250,000 for tiieerectioi
a statue of General Robert E>
keepJ directly opposite the statue nos
ing erected to t.u memory of
p I President Grant,
i was I An *PProPriatioD of t-1,000,000
shot i proposed for the erection of an a
over Pennsylvania avenue, conn
ing tbe base of ci rant statue.
Mr ! mTCa would be known as the Lim
' ? Peace Memorial arch and every S
._ efl the Union would be invited
h har i furnisb material to be used in
I construction. The Grant staten
a eas- directly west of the capitol in
ord. 1 botanical garden.
THE PRAYER OF SOUTH
CAROLINA FOR SUCCOR
Begs Deliverance from Corruption in
The Fountain Inn Tribune of
South Carolina published the follow?
ing prayer in a recent issue:
"Almighty God, maker of he aven
and earth, ruler of natons and guide
to governments, hear our prayer for
"We feel that we have come to a
parting of the ways; that we most
either cleanse our hearts and take
that rugged, unbroken path which
leads to no'ner and better things, ur
else accept the coward's part and
1 drift down the broad and easy high?
way that leads to the mire of intel?
lectual stagnation and moral cegen
"We have been content to drift.
I The times have cried for men ai d
i for moral courage, and we hav..
laughed and said: 'It is none of our
business. Oor government has
been wrested out of our hands by
the unscrupulous and the ambinn is.
"The goddess of law has been u.rn
I from her pedestal and lies buddied
at its feet, biding her face from the
world. Men have no respect for her
I or for justice. Justice has b.-en
j cheated by money and political fa?
"Our noble State, that once leJ a
nation, our State tbat once fad the
; intellect of a National House a'..l a
National Senate?our State has be
i come a byword and a hissing.
"Father, wo are shamed before
tbe peoples of the world, and the
glory that was once ours has de?
parted from us. Have mercy ou
"We do not pray for the sneer's-,
or failure of any man, for we know
? that Thou dost not consider men.
We pray for cleanness in the hearts
i of Thy people. We pray that they
may ..wake to the vast responsibil
- ity that rests upon thom, il.ai they
< may become honorable in honoring
- the laws of their ?tate.
;? "Give them wisdom. Father, that
! they may judge aright. Help them
i tu choose for Governor of Sooth Car?
olina the man who in Thy sight is
if best titted for the task.
s "Give tothe pen,. <? moral strength
I that they may nut be led or driven
e ; like flocks of shaep, that they may
d not accept as ti ial .md absolute the
e opinions of any other man, but may
ia use that intellect v. inch Thou ga vest
"Teach them. Thou God of Wis*
?r dora, that no man is as great! as a
State, that no individual is bigger
it-1 than a principle. Help them to un
re ! derstand that the contest cow under
to way is not a contest between men,
but a choice h^t reen moral prograaa
ly and moral degeneracy.
or j "Father, impress upon their
st hearts the terrible need of better
Si things, of simple honesty, of broad
ay er education, of finer moral stand
Hi ards. Grant to u>? all the patience
to %vait, the patience and tha cour?
tage to work without ceasing for the
redemption of South Caro,ina and
the uplifting of her people.
"Remember, Thou, our weakness
aod deal with us gently. Teach us
wisdom. Teach us tbe ways of
he righteousness. Have mercy on Thy
ith people. Lord. Amen."
an Gov. Wilson Coming to Virginia
The famous old apple tree near
Appomattox Court li mse. under
mt which I-.ee surrendered to Grunt
(long since earned away piece bv
piece by souvenir hunters) is to be
replaced by a tree planted bv Gov?
ernor Woodrow Wilson.
Colonel George A. Al?wa, United
States army, owner of the Appomat?
tox farm, has returned to Washing
. ton from a visit to Governor Wilson
at Sea Girt, with tho nrtvvs that the
Democratic presidential nominee
has accepted an invitation to visit
the historical place to plant the new
tree within the next few wejks.
It is expected that the trip to Vir
I ginia.will be made by a party includ?
ing a number of senators and re
presentati ves, and that a visit will
be paid to Monticello, Jefferson's"
its A groat deal depends on environ
s is mont and mental suggestion. Some
the! people can't see a pilcher without