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ialbe Xexington (Sasette
l EXING TON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER b. 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR
VOL. 108, NO. 45
LAND CONVEYANCES
AND BUILDING SALES
Real Estate and Property Transfers
Recorded
The following deeds of bargain
and sal 3 were enteied of record in
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge
county for two weeks ending Nnv.
4, 1912:
Susan Elizabeth Agnor to I. L.
Ruble, lot on Taylor strait, Lexing?
ton, adj. Geo. Norris, $600.
G. D. Letcher, spec 1 eommr., to
John B. Thompson, 3 acres east of
lexington, la ely o^ned by Hannah
Davidson, dec'd, $850.
C. T. Harris to A. NY. Leech, tract
of land in Gosnen, adj. J. La, Roche,
$30?.
Jas. L. Suddarth to Frank Brown,
the "Matbeny" hovise and lot on
Main stieet. Lexington, adj. J. Scott
Moore property, $1,075,
Prank Brown to Dr. H. B. Glover,
the "Matheny" house and lot on
Main street. Lexington, $1,210.
A. 6. Hutton to Jas. A. Price, lot
in 'Fairview," Lexington, *?10t>.
J. H. Davidson to Rockbridge
Lime and Stone Co., 72 acres on
Mill Creek, adj. C. P. Bodes, Lex?
ington district.
G. ll. Guinn to Mary M. Guinn,
lot in Goshen, on norih side of coun?
ty road, Jinn.
La. A. lMu'i'-- to Mary M. Guinn,
lot in lioshen on First street, $18.75.
Louise C. Humphries to Mary N.
Guinn, li acres iu Goshen on Mill
Creek. $1,000.
Lewis Gaul to Mary N. Guinn, -17
acres and 07 ;>oles on Big Calf Pas?
ture River, $140.
J. L. McCoy to G. ll. Guinn, cer?
tain lots in Goshen, $500.
Nannie J. HutTman to I. S. Huff?
man, 133} acres on Collier's Creek,
Buffalo district, $194.25.
Benj. Huger, etc., to Miller Trans?
fer Co., stable and lot on Randolph
street. Lexington, adjoining Nannie
M. Laird.
Mary N. Pendleton, etc., to John
H. lllig, lot on Myers street, corner
Preston street, Lexington, $675.
Mary J. Saunders to T. T. Dick?
inson, 110 lots of the Loch Laird
Estate and Mineral Co., Ltd.,$1,500.
J. D. Watts, etc., to L. L Camp?
bell, all their interest in 223 tic res of
land formerly owned by B. T.Watts,
Natural Bridge district, $1,200.
H. A. B. Bruce's ex'or to T. T.
Dickinson, 725 lots of the Loch
Laird Estate & Mineral Co., Ltd.,
Natural Bridge distrct, $10,000.
VV. P. Houston, etc., to Frank T.
Glasgow, etc., 82.75 acres one mile
west of Lexington on Kerr's Creek,
adj. A. T. Barclay $3,275.
A. T. Shields, clerk circuit court,
to J. P. Cleveland, lot in Glasgow.
John T. MoGuffin, etc., to Mattie
L. Cook, 2 1-20 acres adj. grantor.
Kerr's Creek district, $102.50.
VV. M. Swink to John M. Swink,
19 acres on North Buffalo, adj. J. S.
Saville. $2,20(1.
Frank Reed to L. P. McCracken,
one-third interest in 1,500 acres near
Amherst county line, Natural Bridge
district. 11,383.33.
Frank Reed to Lebo McElroy.one
third interest in 1,500 acres neai
Amherstei linty line, Natural Bridg<
district, $1,333 33.
C. A. Wiseman to Mary B. White
sell, 2 acres, 2 roods, 12 poles, am
71J acres adj. I. G. Copper, 3 mile;
south of Fairueld, $3,090.73.
Wm. M. McCutchan to H. S.Webb
100 acres adj. Wm. Davis' heirs
Walker's Creak district,$600.
Train Drinking Cups Now Under Ba
A quarantine order went into el
feet Saturday against the commo
drinking cup on all railroad train
and other interstate carriers, Seen
tary of the Treasury MacVeag
having given his formal approval t
the recommendation of Surgeon Get
ei il Blue of the Public Health Se
vice.
Twenty-six Slates have passe
laws forbidding the use of a cor
moo drinking cup or glass on trail
running within th?-i r horde's, an
the promulgation of tin- rVkli-ral r
guiaiion makes the bau fairly coi
plete._
A scientist now claims that ca
are a irriers of t\ phoid germs. Tl
n, xt t'-i-.g lo ord- * l >? m sw;
the-cut oan>pol - .
Subaacriba for Tho Gazette, $1.(X
SUCCESSFUL COUNTY FAIRS
8
edford City and Faimvil'.e Report
Great Fairs
The County Fairsof Virginia have
jout all been held this year, and j
om newspaper accounts the events I *??
ere great occasions where held |
ollowingare reports from t*o:
reat Exhibition and Large Crowd C
The first exhibition of the Bedford
ounty Fair -vhs a treat success in W
very way. There was a splendid
xhibit, the fair was favored by
lagniticent weather, and the largest _
rowds ever in Bedford attend, d,
laking it a financial success also
'he management is to be praised
nd congratulated on their achieve
lent for lin- Drat year, and feeling
hat ttioir efforts are appreciated by
ledford people, may now go to
vork with enthusiasm lo make a
till better and bigger fair for next
p
ear. .
lt is not only in the superior ex
!< Ili-nce of the exhibits pu', out by f
ledford that in,ikes lier fiirs so at?
ti
,r ac ti ve, but it is the perfect taste
n tbe display tbat make the fairs
lorn a lender over all others, nnd
ired it for tins is due the Indies who
lad maninjement uf decorating ami
arranging everything in the build
ng. I
Od Friday one of the largest
rowdn fver in town was here and
iboiii 3,000 paid amissions. Satur
c
iay, however, was the great day,
md it Monea1 as all who were in
town Friday had returned snd
brought their neighbors with them.
-Bedford Bul let in.
1
Was the Fair Worth While ?
To the above query there can be
but one anwer: The Pair was worth
while. As purely business invest?
ment Fanny il le never made a better;
as educational factor it was a dis?
tinct contribution to the general
good, as social delight it was win?
some, as evidence ot the progressive
Spirit it waa emphatic, and as an
advertising venture it was essen?
tially valuable. Tbe old Confeder?
ates had a day off. renewed their
youthful days and moved through
the dance as did tho fathers and
mothers of bygone.
Fannville unburdened for a few
hours and out in the open and un?
der the bright sunshine took on new
life and gathered fresh inspiration
for work.
Lady workers of tho churches
strengtbed thoir treasuries. Soil
products spoke significantly of the
possibilities of this section of Vir?
ginia. Friendships of bygone were
renewed. Babyhood took on new
beauty and the hearts of mother.;
new joy. And wi.at the harm or
hurt??Firmville Herald.
Defeat
For a generation, as college men
reckon, the cadets from Virginia
Military Institute uave been send?
ing football teams to battle with the
University on tbe home grounds.
Each year they were greeted with
defeat. Some seasons the* managed
to hold Virginia to a ck se score.
But defeat was always their share of
the gama. The V. M. I. boys, in
the true spirit, of sportsmanship,
never lost courage. Each year
found them back with the same en
thusiasm and high hopes. Like th?
great lieutenant who once taught al
their alma mater, Stonewall Jack
sen, they fought hard and fough
fair and vere not, afraid.
Saturday they brought the sam<
fighting machine?only bettor. The;
won. Their team clearly outclassei
Virginia at every stage of the gain
and deserved the great victor;
they so richly won.
Defeat is a bitter dose fo
mere mortals, but we can take i
like men. Huwever much we ma
regret defeat, we will not, paradox
cally speaking, begrudge V. M. I
her victory. The cadets are ou
most magnanimous athletic enemies
We congratulate the Institute on il
d te.>tn and wish it every success i
the remaining games of the seasoi
?College Topics, University of Vi
giuia.
t8 It is never too late to mend yoi
ways. An On io man stopped ti
us tif liquor nt 80 ami left off sima
ing at lu5. As a result, he lived
be only 110.
LAUGHTER BY TURKS Vi
OF THEJHRISTIAN8
_use of War Between Turkey Pi
And Balkan States
ENTURIES OF OPPRESSION H
ar in the Orient Reaching Acute J'
Stage at Last
The war in theOrient between tbe
urkish Empire on the one side and
ie four nations of Greece, Montena
re, Servia and Bulgaria is being "
aged with varying success, the al ^
pd powers, however, forcing the ?
Unspeakable Turk" from his &
Ironghold.
The reasons for going lo war with
urkey are explained in an eloquent
roclamation just issued by King "
eadinand of Bulgaria.
Tht* King refers lirst to his peace
ll reign of '25 ye.irs. and says he
ad boped that it would never ba
tai ned hy war.
"Bul Providence," he adds, "has
uigi-il otherwise. Tue moment ha- '
onie wben the Bulgarian rac.
ailed upon to renounce the benefit-,
I pases and have recourse to arms,
ieyond the mountains our brothers '
n blood and religion have not been I
ihle until this dey, 8ft years af ter
i.ir own liberation, to obtain c-ondi- '
ions of lifo that are bearable. The
earsof Balkan Slavs, and tho groan- '
rig Of millions of Christians, could '
lot but stir our hearts and the
io,irts of our co-religionists. Our
ove ol peace is now exhausted. To
succor the Christian population of
Purkey there remains to us no other
ne.ms than to turn to arms."
Thc present war is tho c .'.ruination
)f centuries of wrong. These coun?
tries, where the ri cont battles,
were fought, were tba seats of tba
aarliest Christian activities, and
when the Turks came out of Asia
and captured Constantinople this
country was thickly populated with
Christian people among tho oldest
in the world.
Por centuries the Turk bas op-!
pressed tbeea people, in tbe early
period, forced thousands into the
Mohammedan ranks under the pen?
alty of death for refusal, and slaugh?
tered unlimbered thousands who did
not obey.
At almost regular intervals tin*
world bas been shocked by the in is
sacre of Christians in the Macedon?
ian region, and the powers of Europe,
governed mure by cupidity than
righteousness, ha*-e permitted it to
continue.
For centuries these tribes have
been groimd down by taxation,
? robbed and slain by the Turks.
In recent demands the main count
was that Turkey should be restrain?
ed by the powers from killing
Christians.
V. M. I. Cadets Defeated Kentucky
State University
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 2.?In .
hard fought game, V. M. 1. carat
from behind in the last quarter,
beating Kentucky Stale I'm versity
ll to 2. Karly in the game Kentucky
scored a safety on a fumble and lu*lc
with surprising ability. The cadet
gained ten yards to Kentucky's OBI
all through, but fumbles s poi lei
their efforts. However, in the las
quarter V*. M. I., on a seri s o
rushes, carried the ball to Ken
tucky's thirty tive yard line
where Captain Moore kicked a par
feet goal. V. If. 1. came back witl
a rush, the game ending with th
i*! ball on Kentucky's live-yard lint
time preventing a certain tone!
dov\n for tho cadets. Iftngma
made mauy brilliant runs. Captai
t Mo..re. Beech, Bain, Youell an
y 1 Clarkson stan ed Rodes was be
for Kentucky. V. M. I. played Ol
of form, their attack being mar re
by fumbles; the defense was super'
Kentucky making their dist.un
but once. The V. M. l.line up w;
as follows:
liicliards. right end; Clarkso:
right tackle; Beasley, right guan
Patterson, centre. Qu titres, If
guard; Youell, left tickle: Lowr
left end; K ti._Mii.in, quarterbee
B-.-ch, righi bel beek; <ain, k
half back; Moora*, nil back.
1 Advertise in Tba U_zette.
ICE-PRESSDENT OF
UNITED STATES DEAD
u
assed Away Wednesday Night in j"
Utica, N. Y. v',
AD BEEN MANY MONTHS ILL "
_ "I
fi
lines Schoolcraft Sherman Had a ,
Distinguished Career
James Schoolcraft Sherman, Vice G
resident of the United States, and bi
candidate for re-election on the ir
.epublk-an ticket with President si
aft, died Wednesday night. <>
er HO. 1912, at his home in U'
i. Y., surrounded by the member* p
f his furn iv, at the age of 57 years.
Death was due to uremic poison- tl
rig, due to an aggravated case of ll
idney trouble from which the Vice tl
'resident had suffered for months.
Since Monday Vie*) Presidl
(berman had bee i delirious, and it F
vhs known that his death was only p
, question of days at most. I
Junes Schoolcraft Sherman wns
joro in Uticn, N. Y.. on October 24,
BU. Il ? parents were Richard fj.
sherman, ? journalist by profssi
md Mars Prances Sherman, both i t
daglish descent. He attended the
public schools of Uticn and in 1878 I
ano graduated from Hamilton Col
ege, which is a suburb of that city.
rwo years later he was admitted to I
tue bar nod he continued to pmi
law until the beginning of the year
1903
Although his father had been a
strung Democrat, Mr. Sherman al
lied himself at tLe ageof twenty-two
with the Republicen party- His
rise in its ranks was stead v. In
i a became Oneida Counts
Chairman and one year later he was
?Ioctl d Mayor, at the age of twenty
nine.
His congressional career began in
lv*7 and I anted, with one year";, ex
i- >? un, until be ran for Vice Presi?
dent with Taft in 1908,
The part Sherman played in the
National Councils of the Republican
party was more felt than observed,
but it was always of highest impor?
tance. He was invariably consulted
in the mapping out of national cam?
paigns.
Before Sherman's election to the
Vue Presidency two things in par?
ticular had served to make him
; prominent as a national tig'.ire. They
were the Etoonerelt-Harrimnn affair
and the Congressional campaign
plan of $1.00 contributions. In the
{larriman matter, Presideut Roose?
velt made Sherman the intermedi?
ary, addressing to hioi the famous
letter containing the "aborter and
! uglier" word. Meanwhile Sherman
bad come IO be widely known as
j "Do lar Jim." As chairman of Con?
gressional Campaign Committee in
j 1906, he sent out calls for fl.00 sub?
scriptions. Afterwards he said that
r I these small g.fts had practical It de?
frayed the expenses,
i When Sherman's name wan pro
> sooted to the Chicago convention in
, 190s, bis most snthuniastic support
I came from the west.-rn states, where.
r j he was known on ncocunt of hil
I work on the Indian Affairs Commit
; tee. He had the solid vote of Okla
* boms, bis nomination being second
I |ed by a delegate from that territory
t He received tho rotes of all the ter
f ri tor1 es In the convention.
The Vice-President's marriage t
Miss Carrie Babcock of East < rrange
N. J., granddaughter of Co ons
Bl (akim Sherrill, a noted Whig lead
erin New York in the days of llenr.
Clay, took place in 1881. His child
ren are Sherrill, a banker; Uichar
Hugh, a Hamilton college matin
matu-s professor, and Thomas M
d an officio] in one of his father'
it companies?ali married anal res
it dents of 1'ni-a.
d The Vice President was an Elk,
l>, trustee of Han.ilton college, amen
;e ber of tho Du.ch Beforin Church,
member of many clubs, and a bus
ness man of wide interests.
d. Funeral services were held Sato
J; day afternoon, attended by Pres
ift dent Taft and otiier high govert
v, ment ofBctnln. I'nvate serv'.e*
k; were held at tbe omi' of the Vic
?i IV ?.i.ient, followed by pilli.ic OS
fies m the r'n-st. Presbyter!:
sou rob. The body was placed in
handsome mausoleum.
tan.
ON THE LOCAL LINKS
il
t!
xington Golf Club Finished Fall.
Tournament
The Lexington Golf Club, which
composed of thirty of our repre
ntative citizens and who own the
iuable tract of land west of Lex- p
gton upon which the Lexington
.velopment Company had the
loom,'' have just concluded their
I1 tournament. The first was a
indicap tournament on the short
mrse which was won by Mr.
reeolea D. fletcher, the runner-up
jing Mr. W. S. Hopkins. Follow
ig the handicap tournament the
mii-annual championship tourna
ent was held, and upon qualiGca
on rcund sixteen players com
Bted, tlie first ai gb I against the '
econd eight, best two out Of three;
en the first winning, by lot among e
lemselves, the best two out of
nree games, and the winning four,
ho consisted of Messrs. W. S.
(opkins, Benjamin Huger, S. G
'ettigrew and Greenies D. Laetcher,
layed a "round robin." and Mr.
.etcher was winner of the (treal
umber ol games. Mr. H ipkin*
urning next, Mr. Huger next, and
ban Mr. Pettigrew.
- r. I .etcher custodian
if the splendid club cup for the
.aid his natue ?
>e engraved thereon, the previous
Tinners being Mr. S. G. Pettigrew
fall of 1911 and Mr.W.M. Mc
_lwee in the spring of 1912, After a
nember wins the cup three times it
viii become his individual proper
y. The last tournament was played
in the h>ng or brassy course of tba
jlub.
Much interest is now taken in
Lexington in this wonderfully gro* -
ng game, and it is understood
hat Lexington is perhaps the
smallest town in tha Units) i Si
where a distinctly local club owns
us own grounds and club h
Make Summer Resort of the Arctic
If we may credit .1 deep -
t st. it wil tban $190,000,
000 to make Siberia a - immer re?
sort, start lea famines in Labrador,
give Scotland ma ell day summer,
with a temperature like Japan's:
change the elimata of the Atlantic
coast to one like that of southern
California, melt all the ice on and
around the North Pole aud open it
to truck gardening.
All that is ne.-essary to accom?
plish these results is to build a
riprap jetty about 200 miles long
across tbe si als extending east?
ward from Newfoundland, near
, Cape Pace. That would stop the
' Labrador current, whose cold is cap
! able of making 2,000.000 tons of Ice
every second, from running right
1 into tbe Gulf Stream, whose heir is
equal to burning of 2,000,000 lona ol
coal every minute.
To Train Girls for Housewives
Kev. Myron K. Adams, pastor ol t
Baptist church. Chicago, has snnoun
ced tbe establishment of a "achoo
for prospective brides,'' which wil
be opened at the church. Mori
than 15(1 gir's have already an
Bounced their intention of attending
The young women are to be t.iugh
cooking, sewing, music and otha
studies that go toward making
home cbeerful as well as promotin;
economy. Twenty assistants, e>
perts in their several department!
will be ssaociated witta the pastor i
tbe work. "Of course, we d in'
guarantee husbands for the girl- .
>aid Mr. Adams, "but we do gust
sates that they will make m re di
sirable wives by our belo and ir
struction. Anyway, it is a now e:
porimotit in institutio ii method!
and wo intend to give ita fair trial.
Stiite Reduce Public Debt
During the tise.ii year which em
ed September St), the State debt ws
reduced bj the amount of 9314, &15
05. This represents bonds pu
chased by the Board of Comtnissio
ers of the Sinking Fund with t
appropriations made oy the Legi
tatura, and with tbs interest pa
the Sinking Fund on previously r
tired bonds.
On October 1. 1911, the publ
debt of Virginia was *f_'5,159,142.1
" ! while at the dos.* of business c
r- ' ??
year later, Second Auditor Rosew
-. ' Page found that there was still o
' ing the sum of ??24,844,628.97.
EMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN
CLIMAX IN NEW YORK
reat Meeting Thursday Nieht in
Madison Square
Governor Woodrow Wilson's cam?
paign for the Presidency reached
s climax in New York Thursday
ight.
Ten thousand New Yorkers ero wd
i Madison Square Garden and gavtj
im an ovation that has never been
ivaled by any demonstration in the
istory of that famous auditorium.
'or one hour and three minutes this
mltitude shouted itself hoarse for
tie national candidate.
Waiting outside the ball and una?
lla to catch more than the tuonuit
rom within were other thousands,
n the Bronx more thousands waii
d patiently for two hours tor the
xrival of the party's standard
>earer.
This was the first time Governor
iVilson had made an appeal direct
o the New Yorkers. He had touch?
ed the surface of the Empire State
jefore, but Thursday night he
reached their Learts and their
jreetings went straight to his.
And the message which the nomi?
nee brought to New York aroused a
volume of enthusiasm that promised
to sweep the city and State. He de?
clared that his party proposed
to place humanity above property
and men above money. He said N. -
vember 5 would meau that after long
years of oppression the common
people of America would come into
their own.
This Wilson plea for human rights
as bound up in the cost of living, in
the taritT, in the growthand las
ness of trusts, touched New York as
has no oration since t^e national
campaign began. The response was
manifest as e.ch sentence reached
his hearers. The applause was so
frequent that the speaker begged
for si;ence time and again.
Harrisonburg State Normal School
Finishes First Month
A* the close of the first ti.i nth of
the third winter session of the Har?
risonburg State Norma! Si bool, the
enrollment for the tirst term is pro?
bably complete - are
thoroughly organized .r...l every
! thing is in smooth running order
for a bignly successfu s, hool year.
. The statistics, as far as they have
been completed, show an enrollment
: of 258, representative of 59 of Vir
i ginia's counties. Of these. Rocking?
ham leads with a representation of
28 students. Augusta and Rock?
bridge follow with ly each, and Al?
bemarle is fourth with 14. No other
'? county has more than 10 students
I enrolled, Shenandoah and Frederics
I being represented by seven oi eight
each.
Students are present from ten
cities in Virginia, Staunton wah
six, having the largest number,
i The total number nf city students is
- 32. Five States outside of Virg a
1 | are represented in the student
I body.
c* In denominational preference, the
1 Methodists lead with titi, the Bap?
tists being close second witn t>5.
t Presbyterians, 47; F.piscolians, 21;
Lutherans, 6; Catholics, 5; Jewish,
2; Reformed, 4: Disciples of Christ,
2; Mennonites, 2.
Lexington Presbytery in Staunton
The Lexington Presbytery met
with twelve ministers and four eld?
ers present yesterday Si the First
church and chose as tbe place of its
next spring meeting. Waynesboro.
This will be the tirst ecclesiastical
gathering in the beautiful und
Classic new church building tuen*.
The time lixed was April 15, 1913, at
B p. m.
Kev. F.. G. Gammon resigned the
pastorate of tho Clarksburg, W's Vu.,
church and was dismissed to tno
Western Texas Presbytery.
Kev. J. .-a. Thomas will become
the pastorof the Windy Coyechurch,
Bath county, for all of bis time in?
stead of half, and the Presbytery ac?
id eepted his resignation of the Mil
e- ! boro charge for half his time so that
he could devote his entire time to
lie Windy Cove. The IVesbytery de
S2, dined to allow him toleavethe Pres
me bvtery to ac-ept calls to Village
ell Church and Drake's Branch
w- in Charlotte county.?Thursday's
' Staunton Nowa.
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