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Edltor and Proprietor.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7. 1912
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?acti mi bsea u*nt insertion.
The National Democratic Commit?
tee has requested that a popular
subscription be made in the inter?
est of the Democratic Presidential
ticket. Dollar contributions have
been made in many parts of the
country, and while the contribution
is not limited to one dollar, yet
should that amount be given by the
several million of Democratic voters
in the United States, all the money
needed to conduct the campaign le?
gitimately would be received.
Four years ago one thousand
votes in Rockbridge were given to
William Jennings Bryan. Should
half that number give one dollar
each, $500 could be sent from Rock?
bridge for use by the National Com?
Treasurer T. S. Burwell of the
Wilson and Marshall Club, Lexing?
ton, is receiving subscriptions at
his office under First National Bank
building. Let every Democrat
come across with his dollar, or with
a larger contribution.
On the front page of this week's
issue of Tiik Gazettk will be found
a unique proclamation by Governor
Mann, said to be the first agricultu?
ral proclamation ever issued in Vir?
ginia, Attention is called to tbe
importance of grass crops, and Au?
gust 14th is desiguated to be set
apart by the farmers of tho State as
a day for discussing the merits of
alfalfa and other grasses. The ulti?
mate object of the proclamation is
to create a sentiment in Virginia
for the formation of clubs to pro?
mote the scientific culture of all
kinds of hay crops.
It is deplored that Virginia, with
lands so capable of producing large
crops ot hay, is compelled to buy
such a big part of her hay outside
the borders of the old Common?
wealth. To remedy this condition.
Governor Mann urges the farmers
of the State to raise more hay.
Hon. Hugh A. White in Richmond
Tuesday's Richmond Times-Dis?
patch: Hugh A. White of Rock
bridKe, spent yesterday in the city
looking up the title to a large trac t
of mountain land in Rockbridge,
Bedford and Botetourt counties]
which is to be purchased by the
United States for forest reserve ano
watershed purposes. He went back
to the ancient grants in the Land
Mr. White has been prominently
mentioned for the office of Speakei
of the next House ot Delegates
where he has served two terms
He said yesterday he was not ac
lively a candidate, but it is believee
he would accept.
"The objection I would have '
said Mr. White. "is the difficulty'
would experience in sitting quietl
in a chair while a row was going or
I don't know whether I could d
that or not." The reporter know
ing Mr. White, had to agree.
Buena Vista Power House Burned
The powbr house of the Buer
Vista Light and Power Compan
located one mile above the city e
North River, was destroyed by fi
Tuesday night, July 30tb. Tl
alarm was given shortly after mi
night and men hastened to tl
scene, but nothing could be done
save the plant, and in less than j
hour it was in ruins. The origin
the fire is unknown. Tbe loss
about $5,000, with $2,500 insu
The officers of tbe company
once put their auxiliary plant lD
service to provide light and pow,
for the city. The old plant will )
Vesuvius and Vicinity News Items
Calcite l. orretaponi?tv-f.
Aug. 5. ?Kev. Harry Hamilton of
Texas, is visiting at his home in
Midway and filling his father's ap?
pointments, who is absent on his
vacation atOcean View and Atlantic
Misses Ruth and Mae Hess and
Gertrude Thomas of Midway; Misses
Ruth Thornton and Gladys Maxwell
and Mrs. Ben ?_tucker of Staunton,
a_d Miss Virginia Ginn of Berry
ville; Messrs. Noble Maxwell, Dab
ney McCorkle, McClung Thomas,
Fred Koogler and John Crist re?
turned home Tuesday from Crab
Tree Falls, where they had spent
the week camping.
Miss Maggie Humphries returned
home Wednesday from the State Nor?
mal School at Harrisonburg, where
she took primary professional course
in the summer school.
Mrs. Samuel Smith, accompanied
by her children, of Richmond, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Frank
Humphries, near Midway.
Mr. and Mts, Herbert Rhodes,
with their father and mother of
Cbambersburg Pa., and Mrs. Grace
Brown of Staunton, spent Wednes?
day night at the home of Mr. Wm.
S. Humphries, en route to Natural
Bridge in their automobile. Mr.
Clem Humphries accompanied them
Rev. J. Me. Franklin of Lynch?
burg, has accepted a call to the
Greenville and Vesuvius Baptist
churches and will be on hand the
second Sunday in September. Mr.
Franklin comes highly recommend?
ed from one of the strongest chu rc hes
of the Hill City, and we trust will
be the right man in the right place.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Mangus and
children are absent on a visit to
their parents at Troutville, Va.
Mrs. Mangus was called on to
Mecklenburg county to wait on her
mother, Mrs. Andrew Wallace, who
is ill with fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Rucker ana
daughters, Mildred and Flora, ar?
rived Thursday to spend the month
with., Mrs. Rocker's father, Capt.
Z. H. Rawlings, at Vesuvius.
Miss Kate Fauver of Murphy, N.
C., is spending ber vt cation with
\ her mother, Mrs. D. H. Fauver, at
Mr. Allen Austin was at home
Suniiay from Stuart's Draft, whert
he bas recently accepted a positioc
in a store.
Master Kenneth Thompson o
Lexington, is visiting his grand
father near Midway. M.
National Progressives Organized ii
The Hull Moose party, led bj
Colonel liurosevelt, was organized ir
chicago Monday. Tbe assembli
gathered in the Colliseum, wbicl
was tilled with delegates.
Former Senator A. J. Beveridgeo
Indiana was made temporary chair
man a~d delivered tbe "keynote'
Colonel Rooseveltappeared befon
the convention Tuesday and deliver
ered his address, or "confession c
faith." He was enthusiastically re
Delved. The Colonel has taken
decided stand on the negro ques
tion. He would not admit negr
delegates to the convention frou
Southern States, which never "eas
a Republican electoral vote or elect
ed a colored man to office.''
The convention will probably ad
jurnrd Thursday. The nominee
will doubtless be Colonel Theodor
Roosevelt for President and Gover
nor Hiram W. Johnson of Californi
Children's Day at Timber Ridfi
The Presbyterian church at Tin
her Ridge observed Children'
Day last Sunday morning, the e:
ercises being held at ll o'cloc.
taking the place of tue regul;
Mr. John D. Sterrett, the supe
intendent, presided. The pr
gram consisted of interesting at
appropriate songs and recitatioi
by the school, with a short add re
by the pastor, Rev. Ii. L. Kin nair
Miss Isabel I?ickey had charge
.Mr. Harry Farrell Agnor of Ma
shall, Texas, is in Lexington vis
ing his parents, Mr. and Mi
Albert S. Agnor, with his brid
who was Miss Bee I _tillo of Ma
shall, Texas. They were marri.
Agent Robert H. Gil lock shipp.
Tuesday by the U. S. Fxpress ov
1,600 pounds of chickens, besid
butter and eggs. This produ
went to northam markets.
Rockbridge Alum Springs Now Has
Reported For Tht C.axvtte
Aug. 5?As the season approaches
its height the crowd at tbe Alum
steadily increases and the past
week has been marked bv many en?
Prominent among them was the
card party given on Monday even?
ing by Miss Bettie Clarke of Rich
mond. Va. The east parlor of tbe
Central was decorated for tbe ocoa
sion in the Alum colors, white and
green, and tbe Alum orchestra, con
coaled behind a bower of palms and
potted plants. Furnished the music
for the evening. A seated supper
was served at eleven in the Dutch
grill room. Forty eight players
! took part in the contest for the
j handsome prizes, the lucky winners
J oeing Mrs. Leander C. Woolfolk of
| Louisville, Ky., Mrs. A. Branch
; Cabell of Richmond, Va., Mrs. L A.
I Beck of Staunton, Va.. J. P. O*
| borne of New York City, E. W.
'Grica of Richmond, Va., and H. E.
: Snow of Tampa, Fla.
The opening of the V. M. I. sum
mer school bas added materially to
I the dancing contingent, the cotil
' lion of Tuesday being the largest of
! the season thus far. The figures
j were led by H. E. Snow of Tampa.
Fla., dancing with Mrs. John Klein
; of New York.
Automobile parties continue pop
ular, an especially enjoyable one be?
ing given on Monday by Mrs. A.
j Branch Cabell of Richmond, Va . in
honor of Miss lirace Shebherd of
Dumbarton, Va. The trip was to
the Hot Springs, where the party
lunched at the Daniel Boone Cabin,
returning to the Alum in time for
Another pretty luncheon was thal
given on Tuesday in the Jefferson
Cottage by Mrs. E. W. Grice o'
Richmond iu honor of Mrs. Jame
A. Gleason and Mrs. Robert Jam ns
of Cliftan Forge.
On Tuesday evening Mrs.Enmet'
A. Shepherd of Dumbarton, Ya..en
tertained at her cottage in Kentuck)
Row in honor of Mrs. Clarence Hod
son of East Orange, N. J. Mrs.
Shepherd has also issued invitation*
for a "putting party" to be given
later io tbe week in honor of Miss
Sallie Shepherd of Palmyra, Vu ,
A-Yich promises to be a novel atlair
II The younger set is also looking for
> j ward with interest to the entertain
i | ment to be given on Wednesday by
Mrs. J. H. Laird of Lexington, Wi ,
fi whose nature has not as yet been
The golf tournament finished on
j Wednesday showed W. H. Joyne.*
1 of Richmond, Va., to be the winner
"jof the silver loving cop donated by
? ' the management. Miss Lila Ives of
i Norfolk, Ya., having the best seor*
? among the ladies.
A Record-Breaking Cow
j A cow owned bv Mrs. Maurice
. Sk id more of near Lexington holds
? the blue ribbon for increase. Al
! though but five years and two
9 ' months old this cow has raised sev
. ien calves, as follows: Twin calves
,- February 15, 1909; twins, July 15,
,. j 1910; single. June7, 1911 ;and twins,
a j June 28, 1912. Her record is seven
. calves infour years. If any ooecan
0 I give a better record, we should he
n j glad to publish the report.
Death of Mr. John S. Trevey
Mr. John S. Trevey died at his
home in Clifton Forge last Wednes?
day, aged about sixty years. He
formerly lived near Lexington. The
remains were brought to Rockbridge
last Thursday for burial at Timber
Ridge. A son and two daughters
survive. They are Mr. John J.
Trevey of Lynchburg, and Misses
Nettie and Virginia Trevey of Clif?
A force of hands spent several
days at the Lexington railway sta
j tion this week making changes look
j ing to tbe proposed improvements.
I The coal house near Robinson A
Hutton's warehouse has been re?
moved to a site opposite the depot
across the tracks.
Announcement is made of the
marriage of Miss Mary Preston
Moore to Mr. David Laird of Savan?
nah, Ga., to take place Thursday
evening, Augnst 22nd, at 8:30
o'clock, at the home of tbe bride's
mother, Mrs. John Preston Moore*
on Jordan street, Lexington.
Ninety-pound rails are being re?
ceived at East Lexington for Lie
use on tbe Valley Railroad, to re?
place the present light rails.
Capt. A. M. Monroe was taken tc
toe Jackson Hospital last night,
supposed to be suffering from ap?
A Very Cool August
For tbe past week the weather
has been unusually oool for August.
Following the storm of last Wednes?
day, when some hail fell in this com?
munity, the thermometer dropped
from the eighties to the sixties, and
for several nights registered sixty.
Fires were comfortable at night and
heavier clothing was called for.
LOCUST POSTS FOR SA LE. A LL
kinds. Apply to I. K. Dixon,
Murat, Va Aug. 7-12 4t.
LOST?LADIES' BLUE SERGE
Tailor-Made Coat on Rockbridge
Alum Springs road Wednesday.
July 31. Return to Graham nfc Co.
and get reward. Sept. 7-lt.
SHOULD HAVE A
IN YOUR HOME
BECAUSE Music relines and edu?
BECAUSE Music is an innocent
amusement that keeps young
boys and girls home evenings.
tl KC A USE Music attracts conge?
.F.CAUSE Music lifts thoughts
above daily cares, and rests and
refreshes tbe spirit.
il KC A USE Music promotes Har?
mony in the Home.
Chas. M. Stiefi
Factory Branch Warerooms
116 Mail Street Lynchburg, Va.
C. W. Whitmore. Manager
In the Clerk's Office or the Circuit
Court of Kockbrtdjie County, the?^tli
amy of July, lim.
Asms W. Toual Plaintiff
W. T. Shields, administrator of W.
T.Tolley, deceased,Wlineman F.
Tolley, John H. Tolley, Peachy
R. Tolley. Robert K. Tolley. Mrs.
W. G. Palmer. James 8. Tolley,
James H. Tolley. Mrs. Robert
McDaniel. Hrs. Robt rt ColUus.
Mrs. Sam McDaniel. Mrs. Palsey
Halsy, Henry Toll ay, John Tol
lev, Chariei- To.ley and Ralph
The ohjeot of this Buit is to obtain a
decree of the Court for the sale of seer
taiu House and l?it iu the towu of
Glasgow, Va., and a re Investment oi
the proceeds for the benefit of the
And it appearing by affidavit ir ade
and tiled in the cause that Wai.ema ii F.
Tolley, John H. Tolley, Peachy R.
Tolley, Robert R. Tolley, Mr.. W. G.
Palmer and James S. Tolley, defend?
ant*, are uot resilients of the Slate of
Virginia, it ls ordered that the said de
feudants do appear heie within llfteeu
days after due publication of this order
and do what ls necessary to protect
their interests in this suit.
R._ R. WITT,
Jno. L. Cami-kl,-, Jr., p. <i.
July 81-12 it.
In the Clerk's (lillee of thi. Circuit
Court of Rockbridge County, the 2Wth
day of July. IMS.
Ai.kx Ci.akk Plaintiff
Char-ottb1 H. Scott, Ben Har?
per, Wilie Harper, A trilby Harper
and Fanny Harper Defendants
The object of tu ls suit is to obtains
decree of the Court for the sale of a
certain House and Lot in the town ol
Lexington, Va., and to distribute thc
proceeds of tbe same among the heir.-.
And it appearing by affidavit mad?
and filed in the cause that Ben Harper
Willie Harper and Fanny Harper, d -
fendants, are not residents of the Stat*
of Virginia, lt is ordered that the sail
defendants do appeal here within fif
teen days after due publication of thii
order and do what is necessary to pro
te*it their interests iu this suit.
R. R. WITT.
Jno. L. Campbk_i>, Jr., p. u.
July 31-12 4t.
The regular annual meeting of th'
members of the Rockbridge Mntua
Fire Insurance Company wilt be heh
at tbe Court House
SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 1912,
AT ll A. M.,
for the purpose of electing officers o
the Company and directors for Walk
er's Creek, Lexington, Kerr's Creel
and Buffalo Districts, adoption of by
law* and the transact ion of such othes
busiuess as may properly rome befor.
W. C. KIRKBAUQH,
Cash Cut-Price Sale
Low Shoes, Pumps ? Oxfords
Grahams, The Shoe Man
Unusual values in Ladies', Men's and
Children's Slippers to cash buyers.
Don't let this chance slip you if you want Slippers or Pumps, as
t means a big SAVING if you have the CASH.
STRAW HATS AT HALF PRICE
Some good Styles left
Q RAH AH, lim
WHO IS HELLING SHOES CHEAP FOR CASH
VULCAN S" PLOWS
**?? The Vulcan Plow Co.,
Well Finished, Strong, Durable, Light Draft.
Rib Strengthened Mold, Full Chilled Shinpiece, Interlocked
Point, Land and Standard. Point has Face Chill, Wide Edge
Chill, Long Snoot Chill, Patented Extension and is the
STRONGEST and MOST DURABLE Chilled Point made.
Whan buyiuis- a Flow, Coaulelar Quality Flrat. Price* Second.
FOR SAIX DY
J. Gassman & Son Hdw? Co.
J. R. Meick, et al*
Nkwto.n H. Mkkk. et ala
Mavin,* been directed by decree of
tho Clrcut Court of stockbridge Coun?
ty, Virginia, entered in the above styled
suit ou June 22, 1912, to ascertain and
report to the court the following ac?
1st. A settlement of tbe? accounts of
F. B. Kennedy, Special Comuaie*sioner
in this cause, as far -ts be has disburned
the funds ariel og from the sale of the
real estate io thlsejause.
2nd. The debt*, If any, by lien or
otherwise, binding the real estate
heretofore sold In this cause by said
8rd. A proper distribution of said
funds after the payment of debts, costs
4th. What ls a reasonable and proper
fee to be allowed counsel for plaintiffs
for the institution aud conduct of this
suit, whloh was necessary for the bene?
fit of all parties in interest in this
5th. Any other matters deemed per?
tinent by said Mast*>r Commissioner, or
that he shall be specially requited to
state by any party in interest.
Notice ls hereby given the parties
that I have tixed
THUt8DAY, AUGUST 28, 1912,
as the time, aod my office in Le**-inf*ton.
Virginia, as the plaoe for executing
said order ot reference.
PAUL M. PEN1CK,
Com missioner in Chancery.
July 81-12 4t.
In Worcester, Mass., from Jnne
20 to July 16, 1911. These flies,
after they were dried, measurecl
EKIHTY PER CENT, of
tiles were caught in
Out-Door Fly Exterminator
We have this trap for sale, anel
while the retail pries is 35 cents,
in order to encourage the killing
of Hit's we will sell them at 25c.
each. Get one or more yourself
and insist on your neighbors do?
ing the same.
R. S. Anderson Co.
8-ROOM FRAME HOUSE and LOT
in Fairfield for sall at public
auction Thursday, August 15. All
necessary outbuildings. Terms day
of sale. Thomas Paxton, Lexington,
Va, July 17-4t.
SEE AND PRICE OUR
and Cut Glass
Lexington Hotel Boildiag