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VOL. 108, NO. 43 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR
AND BUILDING SALES
Real Estate and Property Transfer*
The following deeds ol bargain
and sal3 were enteted of record in
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge
county for two weeks ending Oct.
W. S. Hopkins, etc., to Frank L.
Young, lot on White street. Lexing?
W. H. Fristoe to Charles A. Mar?
tin, 3.62 acres adj. 9. A. Jones, 21
miles southwest, of Lexington,
John F. Kirkpatrick to Daisy E
Montgomery, tract near Murat, adj.
Stuart M. Alexander, $600.
S. H. Anderson to Wm. Graham
Montgomery, 199.156 acres six miles
southwest of Lexington, Buffalo
district, adj. J. F. Kirkpatrick,
Stonewall J. Scott to S. A. Cam?
per, 'JO acres near White's Gap. adj.
Geo. T. Deckers heirs. $200.
Francis T. Anderson's ex'or to
Sallie A. Cox, 9.11 acres on Back
Run, Natural Bridge district, adj.
J. A. Austin, $91.10.
M. E. Davidson to CW. Wilifong,
461 acres on Big Calf Pasture River,
adj. J. S. Hall, $100.
Wm. M. Sbowalter to O. P. Sho
walter, 134 acre-., 1 rood, 17 poles,
part of the Tutwiler farm, lexing?
Nannie J. Huffman to El G. Huff?
man, two parcels of laud in Buffalo
district, 6(1.20 acres ou Collier's
Creek and 55 acres on North
Mountain, respectively, $194.25.
R. E. R. Nelson, spec 1 com mr., to
Rockbridge Building & Loan Asso?
ciation, Inc., bouse and lot on cor?
ner Main and Nelson streets, lex?
Jennie Mack to Samuel Lilly,lot in
New Town. lexington district, $50.
Maude Hostetter to li. W. Hot
inger, 16 acres on Collier's Creek,
Buffalo district, $160.
Belle G. A. Bruce to Bank or
Rockbridge, house and lot on North?
east corner Main and Nelson streets.
Rockbridge Building & lean As?
sociation, Inc., vested remainder in?
terest in house and lot on northeast
corner of Maia and Nelson streets,
lexington, to Bank of Itockbridge.
M. D. Fulwider to J. B. McCor?
mick, 8 acres on North River, adj.
G. YY. Ajjnor's heirs. Natural
Bridge district, $700.
Frank Rued t.o O. B. Whitmore,
exchange deeds for strip of land
along Buffalo road, near lexington.
Elizabeth Gertrude Clemmer to
Philip R. Clemmer, 90 acres adj. J.
Henry leech on Buffalo, also 7.87
acres of woodland, $1,600.
A. T. Shields, cleik, to G. W.
Jones, lot in Glasgow.
Miles Poindexter, etc., to George
P. Poindexter, 20 acres adj. F. T.
Anderson's heirs in Arnold's Yal
Henry C. Hughes to W. O. Knick,
130 acres and 36 poles on Kerr's
Creek, near House Mountain, $625.
G. D. Letcbt -, comrar., tu J. H.
Davidson, eic, t vo tracts of 103 and
72 acres, respectively, along Valley
Railroad, lexington district, $7,010.
Henry C. Hughes to H. V. Knick,
130 and 36 sq. poles north side ol
Big House Mountaio, adj. F. K. Car
Florence B. Alvis to S. M. Alvis,
13 lots near GosheD, on Goshei
Land and Improvement Ca's land.
J. M. Q lisenberry to Rebecca J
Chittum, house and lot od Mail
street, Lexington, adj. LA. Varner
To Get Returns in Church
Kev. George Macadam, pastor o
the Methodist Episcopal Church a
Joilet, III., proposes to give thosi
who wish to take advantage of hil
plan the returns of the election thi
night of November 5. Surroundei
hy inti uuece.s vastly different ani
more elevating than those found ii
the saloon, he will have a leasei
wire run intohischurch and get th
returns direct from Chicago. Th
pastor has also prepared a men
for the occasion which include "Rt
publican Patties," "Democrati
Sandwiches," "Bill Moose Soup
and "P.-ohobiti >n Coff?e."
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A HEW SET OF BEATITUDES
'repared by Massachusetts Pastor
For His People
Worcbester. Mass.: The Rev. C.
f. Hill Crathern, pastor of the Park
Jongregational church, bas prepar
id a set of Biblical beautitudes
trough t up to date. Mr, Crathern's
/ersion of the beatitudes to tit pros
mi conditions follows:
"Blessed are the early coiners to
.he sanctuary, for they shall sit in
ihe seats of the saints.
"Blessed are the men who accom?
pany their wives to church,for they
shall save them from the suspicion
af being widows.
"Blessed are tbe worshippers who
:ovot not tbe Liodmost stoats, but go
forward to bear the word ol the
Lord. Verily they shall have their
"Blessed is the man who with
holduth not his band from the week?
ly offerings, but giveth liberally as
unto tbe Lord. Surely be shall have
enough and to spare.
"Blessed are the singers in the
sanctuary who can sing and will
siiig, for they shall never be sent to js
Sing Sing. ' '
"Blessed are tbe people who are ['
not forgetful to entertain strangers,
for they shall entertain augels una?
"Blessed are tho strangers who
desire a church home. Verily, their
desire shall be granted, for it is
written, 'Ask and ye shall receive
Seek and ye shall lind. Knock, and
it shall be opened unto you.'
" Uiessed is the nan whose speech
is hrief and interesting in the pray?
er meeting, for he shall be called
upon to speak again.
"Blessed is be who walketh not
in thu counsel of the gossip nor
standeth in the way of the busybody,
nor si tte th in tbe seat of the fault
under, but whose delight is in the
peace and prosperity of tbe church.
His name shall be a continual praise
in the sanctuary and his. friends
shall be called legion.
"Blessed are the church members
who give the I/ord and the minister
as little trouble as possible, who are
loyal to the church, regular in their
attendance, generous in their gifts,
gracious in their sympathies and
honorable in their ways. Rejoice and
be exceeding glad, for great is your
reward on earth and in heaven."
Penalty to Take Another's Mail
lt may not be generally know n
that there is a severe penalty for
box-holders in the postofliee to take
from the ofhee mail other than their
own, notwithstanding tho mail has
been put in their boxes through the
mistake of tbe postal clerks. Fol?
lowing is the law on the subject:
"The authorities at Washington
have fixed a penalty of two hundred
($200.00)dollars on any persons tak?
ing mail out of the postofliee, other
than their own. Postmasters are
liable to make mistakes and get tbe
mail in the wrong boxes, and the
law says that tbe people must exam?
ine their mail before leaving the of?
fice and if they have mail omer
than than their own it must be re?
turned at once, that it is the fault of
the postmaster mikes no difference.
The law includes newspapers as
well as first-class mail."
State Chairman J. Taylor El ly son
is thinking of inaugurating what is
to be known as an "automobile
campaign," as suggested by Demo?
cratic national headquarters.
According to arrangements auto?
mobiles are to be loaned for the use
of the party by prominent Democrat?
ic citizens, each car to carry local
speakers into rural sections and
small towns where the orators will
deliver ten minute add rosses to tbe
The Democratic spellbinders are
to address cross-roads meetings,
speak in grain elevators, tobaccc
factories, canneries and other out ol
tbe way places, where, under nor
e mal conditions, the gospel of Demo
,, cracy is seldom heard.
? mutiny broke at the Wyominj
State prison at Rawlins and thirty
prisoners escaped. This was th<
prison where a negro was lytachei
by convicts after he bad been place*
behind tbe bars for criminal assaul
on an aged white woman.
1RGINIA DEFEATED P
BY V. M. I. CADETS
oldiers Outclassed Opponents
At Every Stage
INAL SCORE WAS 19 TO 0
"he First State Victory in k*ears
Charlottesville, Va.. October 19?
Virginia was handed a drubbing
iy a State team, and it was not ad?
ministered by either Washington
,nd Iee or Virginia Polytechnic
nstitute. The strong eleven from
he Virginia Military Institute, the
'West Point cf tbe South," turned
he trick to the tune cf 19 to 0.
rbree touchdowns were scored in
is many periods, and one of them
was converted into a goal bv Moore,
he plucky cadet captain and full
lt was a bitter pill for Virginia's
ollowers.l as it was the first defeat
in Orange and Blue team has sus?
tained in years at the hands of a
;eam in the State. Tbe biggest
ootball crowd tbat has ever gather
jd in the new stadium witnessed
:be rout and enjoyed the stunts
pulled off by the law, medical and
The bare truth of today's contest
?an be Bummed up in a few words.
The Virginia Military Institute
sleven was stronger in every mate?
rial department of the game. It had
nore brilliant runners and line
?smashers, a more alert and aggres?
sive line, closer interference and a
better variety of plays.
Virginia bad an unusually heavy
line,but the backs were totally lack?
ing in power and there was an al?
most entire absence of effective in?
terference. Wood gave a poor ex- ?'
bibi lion of passing the ball, greatly
handicapping the backs in starting.
Flashing all over the field, direct
mg tbe team with judgment and ef?
fectiveness and distributing well
placed punts, was Moore, the cadet
captain and full back. His runs were
spectacular, often escaping the
Orange and Blue tacklers after
they had him in their clutches. He
was tbe one man that Virginia did
not know whether he was going ic to
the line, around the end or shoot
the ball for a forward pass. When
not carrying the ball he was rend?
ering yeoman service by interfer?
ence. He was ably assisted by
Bain and leech, while Quarterback
Wingman made a fine impression.
The whole V. M. 1. line showed up
The V. M. I. line-up was as fol?
Lowery, left end; Youell. left
tackle; Gutierrez, left guard; Patter?
son, centre; Cammer, right guard;
Clarkson, right tackle; Richards,
right end; Kingman, quarter back;
Carr, left half back; Leech, right
half back; Moore (capt.), tull back.
Substitutes: Jones for Cammer,
Sommers for Clarkson, Bu ness for
ards. Goal from touchdown?Moore.
Referee, Jackson. Umpire, Barry,
Grorgetown. Linesman, Witt,V.M.
I. Time of period, 15 minutes.
Enlarges Civil Service List
President Taft has signed an ex?
ecutive order putting 35,000 fourth
class postmasters in the classified
Execution of this order will put
every fourth class postmistei in the
United States under the Civil Ser?
vice, 25,000 having previously been
placed iu the classified list by the
While postmasters in the desig?
nated class will be taken care of un?
der the order, unless proved unfit,
yet vacancies in tbe future will be
filled by the Civil Service Commis?
sion upon reports of postomce in?
spectors in the case of offices pay?
ing less than $500 a year.
For offices paying more than
$500 a year one of the three appli?
cants of the highest standing will
Twenty-nine States have mach
or are making iaws for the othVia
supervision of weights and meas
RESBYTERiAN SYNOD T<
RICHMOND LAST WEEK
entennial of Union Theological
ilSTINGUISHED MEN GATHER T
resbytery Formed from Lexington -p
The one hundred and twenty-fifth E
?eaion of the Presbyterian Synod of fa
'lrgini;i convened in the First Pres
yterian church, Richmond, last
Wednesday night and closed Fri
ay. The opening sermon was tl
reach-d by Rev. H. E. Kirk, D. D.. tl
f the Franklin Street church, Bal
imort', the retiring moderator. At
he close of the sermon the Synod
'as called to order and Kev. E. T.
Telford, D. D., of the First church,
lew port News, was elected moder
In connection with this unusually
&rge meeting of the Synod the one
lundredth anniversary of the Union
?heological Seminary was celebrat
id. The exercises opened Sunday I
Qorcing by an address on the first
ifty years of the Seminary, from
812 Ui 1862, by Rev. W. W. Moore,
). D., LL. D., president of the Serai
lary. In a masterly manner Dr.
iloore traced the history of the in
ititution from its beginning at
Jampden-Sidney College in 1812,
?it*j Dr. Moses D. Hoge, presidentof
he college, as professor of theology a
ind with four students, to the year *
862, when the majority of the pro
essors and students lighting were
n the Ci vii War. At that time the
lumber of students again fell to four r.
ind these were prisoners on parole.
At S o'clock Sunday evening Rev.
irV.L. Lingle, D. D., professor of I
^ebrew language in the Seminary, '
.raced tbe history from the year
I *o2 to the present. Dr. Lingle
ihowed bow the Seminary grew
from four students in 1862 and an
sndowment of $96,000 to one hun?
dred and seven students and over
1*500.000 endowment at tbe present
day, telling also of the campaign
that enabled the institution to be
moved from Hampden-Sidney to its
present beautiful site in Ginter
The main centenuial exercises
were held ou thu Seminary campus
when the Synod of North Carolina
came from Goldsboro and joined
hands with the Virginians in cele?
brating the centenary of tho alma
mater of a large majority of the
preachers from both Synods.
A very important action by the
Synod was the formation of a new
Presbytery, in West Virginia, to be
known as Tygert's Valley Presby?
tery, composed of the extreme west?
ern ends of Lexington and Winches?
ter Presbyteries, west of the Alle
ghany Mountains. The new Pres?
bytery will embrace abojt twelve
counties, with Elkins, W. Va., as its
nominal capital. Omer towns em?
braced in the new Presbytery will
be Beverly, Huttonsviile, Thomas
and Parsons. Both the Winches?
ter and Lexington divisions are
strong and rather unwieldy, but tbe
main reason for the new subdivision
is tbe inaccessibility of the territory
hitherto attached to Lexington and
Winchester. The fact, stated on the
floor of the Synod, that one member
had to travel more than 800 miles to
attend a meeting of his Presbytery
seemed to convince the Synod that
the ne?v Presbytery was a necessity
and tbeoverture went through with?
out a dissenting voice.
Taft Coming to Hot Springs
The date for President Taft's visit
to Hot Springs is now decided.
The President has made known
through a friend now at the Home?
stead Hotel that lie would like ac?
commodations for Mrs. Taft and
himself about October 27 and that
he would probably be therethrough
November and perhaps into De?
"A chair belonging to Olivet
Cromwell sold in England for Mf>,
0(H)." What of it? They do say there
are % number of chairs in the Uniter.
States Senate, that have proved U
be worth vastly more than that.
) THE DEAD AT GETTYSBURG
irginia's Memorial Vow Finished
Is Fine Tribute
F. W. Sievers, the sculptor, wbo
as commissioned by the State of
irginia todesign the figures which
e to form part of the monument bv
ie State to her dead at Gettysburg,
id which is to be unveiled next
jly, the fiftieth anniversary of tbe
attie, bas completed the mode1.
he monument is to be surmounted
ith a large figure of Gen. Robert
. Lee, seated on Traveller, his old
At the base of tbe monument will
e a group, tbe work of Artist Siev
rs, which depicts the followers of
ie lost cause in the closing days of
ie struggle. In the center is seat
d a young cavalry officer, carrying
he flag of the State, on which is a
eal of the Old Dominion. Strewn
n the ground are the remnants of
annon and the broken wheels. To
he left are to be seen an infantry
ian on the march, another infantry
ian engaged in biting elf a car
ridge for his rifle, wbile an arti!
jrvman is shown in action at close
angt-, firing witta a heavy revolver,
'o the right is seen an infantryman
lobbing bis rifln and repelling an
ttack, with a second don ble-quick
? g tn the front, while on the ex
rama right stands a young buglar
ounding a charge.
Critics who have been permitted
o visit the studio of Mr. Sievers as
ert tbat it is a remarkable piece of
rork and that it is one which will
Carani attention and place him in
he ranks of the foremost sculptors
f the world. Mr. Sievers is a na?
ive of Richmond.
Virginia has made arrangements to
lave the survivors of Pickett's di
?ision participate in the anniversary
text year, providing the money to
>ay the way of those who cannot af
ord to make the trip. The Pickett
nen will be the guests of the Phila
lalphin Brigade Association at tbe
State's Exhibit Awarded Prize in
Health Commissioner Williams
has just received notice that the
pxhihit sent by the Board of Health
lo the recent International Congress
of Hygiene and Demography re?
ceived the approval of the distin?
guished judges and was awarded a
certificate of merit.
State bea I tb officers are much
pleased at this announcement, as
tba Virginia exhibit was of a char?
acter not calculated to attract atten?
tion in the vast array of exhibits in
Washington. Where other States
and cities portrayed graphically
and at great expense the various
aspects of their work, the State
Board of Health sent only a small
exhibit of the literature it uses in j
preaching the gospel of good health
ia Virginia. Its "rural sanita?
tion" literature, the matter used in
acquainting the people with tha new
vital statistics law and the various
publications on communicable dis
eases constituted the State's dis
play. But the Board nf Health feels
greatly complimented at the atteu
tion and distinction given its exbib
it by the committee on awards, com?
posed us that committee was of tbe
ieadiog sanitarians of the country.
U. D. C. to Meet in Washington
For the tirst time in the history
of their organization the United
Danghtera of the Confederacy will
hold their annual convention in
Washington and will be extended
the welcome of the city by Presi?
dent Taft, a son of a Union soldier.
The convention will open Novem?
ber IS, One thousand Daughters
from the South will be there. One
of theobjects in holding the conven?
tion there is to lay the cornerstone
of a monument to the Confederate
dead in Arlington cemetery.
The convention will hold its open?
ing session in Continental Hall.
Business sessions will be held at
the New Willard hotel.
A monument to the memory of Un?
ion soldiers was unveiled in the
National Cemetery at Culpeper
Thursday in the presence of a large
crowd. Governor Mann of Virginia,
and Governor Taner of Pennsylv -
nia,were amongthespeakers. Of thc
1.397 dead IOU ara Pennsylvanians,
HAT SOUTHERN MEN
HAVE DONE FOR LIBERTY
Record of Words and Deeds That
Thrilled the World
A Southern mao, Patrick Henry,
?fore the cid House of Burgesses,
Virginia, thrilled mankind with
e undying words, "Give me liber
or give me death."
A Southern man. Thomas Jeflfer
m, penned the Declaration of In
spendoce, the world's model char
r of liberty.
A Southern mae. George Wash
ig'on, against tue most adverse
>rt*oes, led tbe patriot armies of
Mr forefathers to fiual victory.
A Southern man again, Thomas
eflerson, by the Txiuisiana Pur
hi?si'. added to our country all that
irritory comprising the States of
ouisiana, Arkansas. Missouri,
jwa, Minnesota. Kansas, the Dako?
ta, Nebraska, Coloiada, Montana,
daho, Oregon, Washington, Wyom
A Southern man. Andrew Jack?
in, commanded tbe fathers and
tandfathers of the veterans of Lee
nd Forest, Wheeler and Johnston
t New Orleans, inflicted the blood
*st defeat upon a proud and disci
lined British army ever sustained
here such army was not totally de
A Southern man, James Monroe,
ttered those momentous words
'hich gave to the powers of Europe
onclusive warning that any future
ttempts to establish their colonies
pen any foot of that hemisphere
iscovered by Columbus would not
e toleiated by the American people.
A Southern man, John Forsyth,of
eorgia. added to our territory the
liviera of the New World,the"Land
f Flowers," the vast empire of
A Southern man, Sam Houston, at
an Jacinto, won from Santa Anna
be empire of Texas.
A Southern man, Winfield Scott,
>f Virginia, planted tbe stars and
tripes above the halls ot tbe Mon
ezumas. A Southern man. Zachary
raylor of Louisiana, led tbe gallant
rolunteeru of our country from Palo
-Vito. Resaca de la Palma via Mon?
terey to Buena Vista, -.nd there on
the bloody slopes of that famous
field the Mississippi Rifles,with un?
flinching valor and deadly aim for
hoars rolled back und swept away
the charging columns of Mexico. In
command of the American regiment,
stood their colonel, a Southern man.
His name, Jefferson Davis. As tbe
result of th?<-e victories, under the
presidency of a Southern man.
James K. Polk, through the treaty
of Gaudelupe Hidalgo, to our coun?
try was annexed the territory com?
prising the vast States of California,
Utah, Nevada, Now Mexico and
It will thus be seen, except in the
acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii,
which are to be accredited to North?
ern diplomacy, ano of the insular
: possessions, in which the particip.a
I tion of Confederate veterans aud
j their sons were surpassed by none
! ?every foot of that vast empire,
much more than half of our territory
' which has been acquired since the
peace with Great Britain, is iMrect
ly ascribable to the statesmanship,
the constancy, the foresight, ur the
daring cf Southern men?Wesleyan
Sunday Eggs to Pay Church Debt
The women in the congregation of
the Methodist church at Ellendale,
Del., have agreed to contribute
every egg laid on Sunday on their
farms toward the chm ca debt.
It is astonishing tbe amount of
money that has been raised in this
manner. The Ellendale church was
heavily in debt until recently, when
this plan was adopted.
As soon as the present debt is
paid off they intend to continue to
raise money by this novel method
for the purpose of making the need?
ed improvements to the church and
Richmond News leader: Rock?
bridge county Democrats contribut?
ed |il,400 to tbe Wilson-Marshall
campaign fund. Their loyalty to the
party and liberality are being held
up as constituting an example by
tbe nsapers ail over th* country.