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VOL. 108, NO. 47
LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 20. 1912
?tan
$1.00 PER YEAR
SCHOOL FOR FARMERS
TO BE HELD AT V. P. I.
Special Instruction Given Last Week
In December
The Virgini i Polytechnic Institute
aQtuiiDCDs a new course in Agricu'
ture. The V. I*. I. already has fe
four years' course in Agiie.'lture
for the traininnof agricultural -poe
lallat*.; a two years' course in Agri?
culture for the training of young
men who ex poet to engage in farm?
ing; and several courses of one
month each, given in the winter,
for tile instruction if fanners jami
their sons. Tho n< ? cou rae lusts
only four days, and w ll be given
this year from December 31st to
January 8rd. It is for practical
farmers who cannot spare a longer
time from their work, hence the
name, "Partners' Week."
The preliminaiy announcements,
just received, state that the four
days will be devoted to discussions
of some of the most important prob
lama ot Virginia fanners, including
methods of maintainingaoil Fertility,
the use of fertilizers, corn, grass
and potato growing, crop rotation,
dairying, the farm orchard, the
breeding and feeding o' live stock.
Those ;md other subjects will be
discussed in ii practical arny by tin
agricultural faculty of the V. P, I
aud by a Dumber of speakers from
different purls of tba St.ito and from
Other States. Two hours each dav
will ba devoted to demonstrations
of important farm operations. Tho
Virginia Slate ('urn Growers' Assn
elation will meet at Bleoksbura.
during Partners' Week, and will
have i cotnpatatlve exhibit of corn.
The expense of attending Farm
ers' Week will be small. It is pro?
bable that the railroads will grant
reduced rates, and visitors will be
boarded by the College at cost. No
fee is charged. Siuce Farmers
Week comes during tba holiday sea?
son, when the regular students aro
absent, tho College will be able Ut
take care of all who come.
Tbe idea that the Agricultural
College has a duty to tho mature
farmers of tho State, as well as lo
the comparatively few yoting men
who matriculate as regular stu?
dents, is now generally recognized.
Nearly every Agricultural Coiloge
now offers shore winter courses.auil
at many Panuara' Week, similar to
tiiat established by V. i\ 1 , has
been a profitable feature for several
years. Wo hope our farmers trill go
to Blackaburg In targa numbers.
The Agricultural College wu-, es tab
lishe d to serve the fut mars of the
Suite, and hore is a good opportuni?
ty for them to get in touch willi it.
Real Estate and Property Transfers
Recorded
The following deeds ef bargiin
and suli were enteied of record in
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge
county for two weeks ending N.-v.
18, 1912:
Jessie C. Weaver, O. B. Carter,
P. P. Davis, J. H. Kelso, A. V.
Davis, Jas. King, C. W. Wilbury,
Jas. S. Hall, J. T. McAllister (apec'l
couiinr.), to VV. J. Payne.options on
parcels of lauds inGoshcn Pana,
Walter O. Harris to W. F. McDan?
iel, 56i acres nine miles south of
lexington, Natural Bridge district,
$1,800.
Ellen J. Bradley tu S EL Elite, 2
acres near Vesuvius, adj, N. A W.
Ry. and W. f. Humphries, $1(10,
J. A. Walker to J. G. Walker, 7
acres on Walker's Creek, adj. J. W.
Whitmore farm, $100.
buena Vista Iron Co. (Inc.), to
James Slithers, 41 61 100 acres
north of city limits of Huena Vista,
adj. H. S. liucker, $772 06.
C. C. Snyder toGeo. W. Lawerence,
lot io Goshen, on Maury avenue,
$100.
F Et, Kennedy, spoc'l cuinmr., to
Susie M. Swisher, 174 aires about
six and one-half miles northeast of
Lexington, adj. .1. Eft. Gaylor, $M,600.
Walter Lair lo LC Angie Rhodes,
villa site in Glasgow, $300.
Paul M. I'onic.K, i ralstan, ta Mc?
Donald Fitzgerald. 7 acres and 54
poles, adj. li. V. Patterson, South
River district. ,
Frank Moore, spec I commr., to
W. Bi Arnold, all tha int. i. st of
Mrs Ol ie M. I.? n and Mrs H. W.
Arnold io tract near High Hridge
church.
THE TWO EX PRESIDENTS
Colonel W. J. Bryan's Comment on
Taft and Roosevelt
William J. Bryan in bin last Com?
moner has the following to say of
President Taft and ?-x President
Roosevelt:
Mr. Taft's retirement from the
presidential ellice would he humil
iating to him hut for tbe consolation
that he finds in the fact thal by run
ning he made certain tbe defeat ol
Hr. Roosevelt. Whatever may b*
the reasons for the personal bee ti li
ty between tho President and tha
ex-President, there is no doubt that
each one felt justified in Buffering
defeat himself rather than permit
the other to succeed. The Demo
eratic party is tba immediate bene?
ficiary of this personal hostility but
the country in the goiter, for the
disruption of the li publican party
will result in an advance thal ari s
not possible otherwise. Mr. Taft
h.vs done a number of things which
reflect credit upon his adminlatra
t'on, but ho has fa'led so signally to
trust tho people and to rec*OS>niaR
tho trend of progressive sentim'M-.t
ihat his good deeds are likely to he
? ?vet looked by his pol it cal abort
oinings. Ho is an hones*, man. fe
areli meaning man. aiid personally a
lovable man, but all these qualities
f.iii to satisfy when he stands in the
w.iv of a people's progress. How
over much one may dissent from the
conclusion that the people reach, lie
is cot justified in opposing the pop
ular will wl.en that will is constitu?
tionally expressed. Tho people may
uno mistakes, but they have fe
righi to make mistakes. Noone
eau claim the right to make mis
takes for them. Mr. Taft's failure
to satisfy the demands of the people
will be a lesson to those who come
after him. But in spite of the mon
Ll men tal reverse lie has suffered, lu
will carry into private lifo the pi r
sonal good will ufa multitude vi o
voted against him. They will wish
him long life, health and prosperity.
What about M r. Roosevelt? Mr.
Roosevelt's overwhelming defeat
can not but dampen tho ardor of
those who worship him so blindly
as to think him invincible. They
will now have time to meditate upon
the largt ness of the American elec?
torate and to realize that it takes a
great many supporters to give a
man a majority. There were several
causes that contributed to Mr.
Roosevelt's defeat, first?the fact
that he was a bolting candiiste.
All of the inertia of the party was
against bim, all tbe forces of regu
larky. Then the investigations
showed that he was intimately asso?
ciated with men who do not enjoy
public confidence. The men who
contribuied the bulkof his campaign
fund are a liability rather than an
asset to a candidate. His attitude
on the trust question alarmed those
who have studied the trust question
and appreciate the monaco of pri?
vate monopoly, but the strongest
argument against bim waa tho argu?
ment against the third term. He uot
only asked a thi rd term but refused to
discuss any limitation on the nun;
ber of terms. M.-. Roosevelt's ca?
reer as ollice seeker is over if past
events furnish any basis for judg?
ment, but his career foi usefulness
may be only begun. As a moral
force he may not only he a National
power but a world power. It all
depends upon the purpose that ani?
mates him. li is true in politics as
in the sphere of religion that he that
naveth his life shall lose it, and one
can lose his life in the i srvice of a
cause and by so doirr, find tbe
larger lifo.
Women Taking to Strong Drink
Women, especially young girls,
are rapidly becoming more and more
addicted to intoxicating J .quorin the
National Capital, whilo the mon are
as rapidly growing more abstemious,
according to Albert K. Shoemaker,
attorney for the Anti Saloon League
of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Shoemaker made his charge
before the Distriot Women's Chris?
tian Temperance Union recently, at
tributing the increasing thirst
among women to the heavy competi?
tion among proprietors of handsome?
ly furnished cafes and their willing
ness to "take a chance" In permit
tingwomenard youDggirlstodrink.
OAUSHTERS CF SOOTH
LAY CORNER STONE
Shaft to Confederate Soldiers in
Arlington Cemetery
SECTIONALISM IS DISSIPATED
Colonel W. f. Brynn Made One of
The Addresses
Ir. v io w of thousands of spectators,
an assembly made np largely of
Southam avomen and Confederate
veterans, the corner stone of a mon?
ument intended to crown tba po,ice
?vt a ooo North and South was laid
last Thursday aftornron in ti
tioa.nel apart for Confederate dead in
the Nit ona! com ol erv at Arlington.
Th** elaborate cereon mies wen- hold
under the direction of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy,which
raised MO 800 for the project.
After former Secretary of the
Navy Hilary A. Herbert had laid
the corner stone and William J.
Bryan had pronounced a dedicatory
oration, lauding tho dissipation of
Sectionalism, the form il program of
tin* dav ?raa concluded. Hut Col
OOSl i lorbert, as mister ol ceremo?
nies, surprised the throng of spec?
tators by calling upon Corporal
James Tanner of the Grand Army of
t'ne Republic, for tbe final word
from the North to the South.
! .? ining heavily i n his stiok. Cor?
pora Taaner raised his hands over
tur crowd and pleaded for the ulti?
mate el iin inat ion of sectional feeling.
" i'o you of lin* younger goner,.
tion," he said, turning to the Daugh?
ters of tbs Confederacy crowded
about, "1 appeal for the establish?
ment ol true community of feeling
between the North and the South.
Yon can form no conception of the
eommunity of feeling that exists be?
tween the oid Johnny Rob and the
old time Yank. "
Prom tba little group of old hom
in faded gray who swung their tat
tared Stars tad liars over the new
laid corner stone, a shrill "i
yell" arose, and from then on tin
talk of Corporal l*anr.er was punc?
tuated with eliot rs. Hr eas inter?
rupted with ? round of applause
when hu claimed Virginia as his
"graveyard.'' ". or." he explained.
"I was mustured out of tho Union
Army :it the second Hull Hun by
Stonewall Jackson a. artillery."
Hilary A Herbert, Secretary of
the Navy in the Cabinet of Grover
Cleveland, laid the corner stone
Ho made an address recounting the
circumstances of tho struggle be
two. ii tbe North and South that pro
toked tho Civil War, reviewed tho
history of tbe monument project fend
told jf the many incidents of recent
times which indicate the dissip.i
tion of sectional feeling.
The orator of the day was William
J. Bryan. Mr. Uryan paid tri bu U
lo the Southern ".omen, ttie cou rag*
of tho Cod federate soldier, and ap
pla.-dod their acceptance of tbe vcr
diet of the sword. He said, in part
"It is appropriate that the erec
ti i of this monument should be in
trusted to tho United Daughters nf
the Confederacy -that splendid or
ganiution which oas called forth
the energies of the women of tha
South ami h.ought them into CO
operation in the doing of no much
for the welfare of their sections and
tbe country.
"On the summit of the Andes,
where Argea ca and Chile meet,
the represent! ives of the two coun?
tries have plan! 1 a bronze statue ol
Christ. It is t. heroic ligurc and
represents the Prince of Peace, oue
hand holding aloft the cross, the
other Stretched forth as if invoking
a benediction. Around it are the
snow elad peaks of that lofty inonu
tain range. lt embodies a s,wilina.
sentiment, nnd the monument is in
itself a pledge of perpetual peace
between the nations.
"So let this -110111110001 be embie
Mt?M! of our nati.m's unity of aim
and purpaise. Standing on the line
that once separated two unfriendly
sections, it becomes a bor.d of unity,
and, breathing the spirit of Him
who laid lbs foundations of a uni?
versal brotherhood, it will be to the
country a promise; of never-endinn
goodwill."
CONGRESS IN EXTRA
SESSION APRIL 15
Action Would "ot Be Limited to
Tariff Legislation
WILL REDEEM PARTY PLEDGES
Definite Announcement Is Made by
Piesident-Elect Wilson
"1 Congress together
in extraordinary session not Inter
than April lot!:. I shall do this
not on v beeauss I think 'hut
lin* p|i- ..- -..ft I- p irty ooghl
redeemed as promptly us
but aiso because I know ;t in
the lateresl of business tbs!
eertslotv .,s to what tbs pariii ular
items of turitT riv [sion are
should be removed as soon us possi-'
ble.''
President-elect Woodrow Wilson
took trie firs! imoortanl step I
towards carrying out his pledges lo
thu pa- i|> <?. when ho anno meed his
purpose of calling so extra session
of Cong ress nm user than Apri
lath, instead of wai li og si\ moo tbs
after he assumes tbe presidency or.
M.ireh 4th for tbe regular session
-. eoe.
As l.e issued the above statement
the Presidi mar ted :
"The list of members . f Congress
and prominent Democrats through?
out tin* country who had expressed
themselves oo the subject showed
that the sentiment in favor ot tliM
sailing of an '-xtr.i session was wide?
spread? 1 might say al moa I unani
mons. The extra session will bav.
the advantage of Kiding US an early
?lark towsrds effecting the reforms
10 which tl.e Democratic party is
pledge.!.'
Mr. Wilson expressed himself ;is
unojua ifiedly opposed toa free-trade
policy, which, he said, wis not ai'.
\ any thinking Dei
11 it he was just . s determined in
his attacks upon the high tariff od
? Bs ties of Hie which permit
ted monopoly to exist at tbe BX
pease of the consumer. In a state?
ment made soon after his election
Mr. Wilson said agata, as lie ?
hundred tunes iu his e mpaign.tbat
nothing would be done winch hon*
e^t business men need fear.
Mr. Wilson is c.ii.ti.lent that the
Democratic Bouse of Representa?
tives and tbe Democratic Senate
will lorkin bannons to carr,
t e p irty 'a p ?? Iges and aiij isl
tariff on a basis which aili be for tbe
benetit of tiie people of the country
asa wbole acd no' for a privileged
^.,,-s. li is with this aim in view
that be decided ? ?: tbe extraordi?
nary session.
Upon reading Gov rnor Wilson's
announcement,Colonel William Jen?
nings Bryan said: "I think that
both his conclusions and his rea
sons arr sound at,il 1 have ext -
the special session. 1 bob 'Ii. tt,e
tariff is tba principal quest *
before the people for Oise,is I \
Congress, and it wi,I doubt ess
prove so I see no reason, however,
why other imporUnt matters should
not. bo taken under consideration ai
ib-< same time in the committees
and even on the tl ku- of the Bouse
between dismissions on the tariff re?
vision proposition."
V. M. I. Ran Away with Roanoke
In a runaway game with un.st of
ber regulars out, V. M. 1. easilj de
feated Roanoke College Saturday by
the score of 34 to 3. This was tn-'
last game of the season on the home
grounds. Several times during tbe
game Roanoke, by the use of 'be for?
ward pass, carried ibo ball to with
In three yards of tbe cadets' <*o.d.
bul were unable to p lab it over,
h'.ven with tbs substitutes in. the
ca.lets outplayed tbe Roanoke boya
al almost every poi it of tbe game.
Che college, hov ev jr, worked their
forward pass, especially in tbe
second Quart *r, to ^owl sdvsatsge,
making seor but eonsecuti ve gains
and the cadets Bec med unable lo
stop them.
Oltici..ls " Umpire. Mr. Randolph,
ofjVirgials, Referee, Mr, Booen
son, of Richmond College, Head
l.nesinae. Mr. Dolly, of Washington
and Lee. Quarters, ten niiuutes.
[Touchdowns, Youoll, '.\, Kingman,
I Raia, t Joels. Youell, 4.
REPUBLICAN JUNK FOR SALE
Notice of Public Auction Sale on
March 5, 1913
Our lea<=e with Uncle Sam having
practical ly expired, and having de?
cided to retire to private life, we,
the undersigned, wi:i offer sale, at
our residence. National Ca- itol,
Washington, D. C., March (tb, ISIS,
the following described property,
tow it:
(ai Ono Elephant, about 4'> years
oin, and has tbe Foot Uot!
'?ne Set of Injunctions ard
High Cost of Living, old enough to
wean, sired by Goldburgs and
damned by everyb dy'
ie ' i tne Kop iblican 1' attora
good as rew. has only been used for
Campaign Pur poses. In this Ta
form a largo number of Hanks from
tbe Democratic Platform hive hoer
???d. bul they cannot bedistin
guiahed and they will go with thi
(d) One Big St - ewhat wen
from over use'
One Republican Machine.
somewhat oul of rep i
(i) < tne I"n ii Rtem, w <>
supplied a se Ger
t Settee and rerj lit) e cash!
(a) A large q uar. tit j of G O. P
Bric a-Brae, cousisi i _ Old Din
s, Grand-Pa H
. Teddy Hears, Taft Smiles.
.md other tilings tax) numerous t<
mon' ion!
Thia sale wi I p sitively take
place on above d ty ai ? gard
ess i ! weather, andover,
-ed out on thal
Toast Crow will he served '?
<> d Bi ivs' Repub lean C
Everybody, regardless of past po
servitude, is in ?ited'
This stuff must bp cleared away.
Terns? Casu be'ure removing
property!
Joe Cannon, Auctioneer.
l: ok--fe er, J. I*. Morg n.
Mit'rs.
I Blt,
N i >. -Til - - ni R er
ove salo.
Boy of Denever Claims Descent from
Stonewall Jackson
Emanating from a Denver news
igency and accompanied ?)?: pictures
aa evidence of authenticity, news?
paper-* ot the country are being
tl oded with heroic accounts of the
efforts of Dee Te I far, a "thirteen
year 0 d great grandson of CJeneral
'-tone-vail Jackson," to support his
widowed mother. The story would
be an right save for tbe well-known
facl tbat General Jackson left no
such descendant. Tbe Only child of
the Confederate hero of Cl
rill was Julia Jackson, born during
the war who married Colonel IV. E
Chiristian. She died some years
ajro, and is survived hy her husband
and by two children, Jackson Chris
tian, graduate of Wost Point and
er in tbe United States Anni
now io the P? pp nes md
Christian, now Mrs. Reward R.
Pr sion of Charlotte, N C.
The Denver story, wini pictures
to match, refers to Jackson, whose
ungainly attitude on horseback bas
boen a matter of some comment, as ;,
"dashing cavalry leader." Dee
re far is pictured as the office boy
ufa Denver newspaper, al 95 per
week, supporting a ? idowed mother
.md two children. Tbe fathei was
j i printer liv trade. According to
the story, the boy's grandfather.
Dr .Innes Telfer, married Mary Jane
Jackson, the "general's favori?e
daughter." Onaccountol bis sup?
posed distinguished aocestrj tie
newe agency is appeal inf] tc the
nation for lords lo give tbe boy a
technical education ano support his
mother in comfort moan while. Since
the boy observes newspaper boars
from - p. m. to 2 a. m., bis plea
would nodoubl be meritorious wen
[it not for ti,o claim of ancnsti* on
which it is erroiu ?i..s. > based,
Pledging Democratic harmony in
j the Senate after March 4, when the
Detnoerats will be in eon tl Ol, Sena?
tor Thomas S. Martin of Virginia,
Stoats leader, endorses a special
session and of the legislative reform.
This includes tariti revision and the
dost ruction of protection, forming of
anew monetary system,strengthen?
ing of tho Sherman anti trust law
and tbe laying of an inooma tax.
WOULD TAX SALOONS
TO SUPPORT DRUNKS
Superintendent of the Western State
Hospital's Idea
Druggists and saloon-keepers
would be taxed for the supportif
the drunkards and dru*? victims
v. ho are cared for ia State institu?
tions if Dr. J. S. DeJarnette. sup
erintendent of the Western State
Hospital for the insane. h..d his way.
In his sanual report the superia
lendentdeals in vigorous manner
?.vin this important matter, and
l very interesting recommen?
dations. His r , rt in p.art WS8
iws:
"As usual in all my annual re?
ports, I insist on the necessity of *
gpecl ii institution for this class, as
they are knocking a? the door of the
ospitals for the insane iu in?
creasing Durnbers.
"I believe they should bi sent to
la special institution for not less
j than a year at a time, and made to
: work and in this way partly sup?
port themselves.
"I do not think they ought to be a
burden on the State, though they
should certainly be under State con?
trol. This can be done by specially
taxing the saloons and drugstores
for the necessary funds to build and
maintain this institution, in propor?
tion to the numberof drunkard' and
drug habitues confined therein.
This will make the drunkard and
drug fiend manufacturer resp
ole for their products, and have
some tendency to make them more
careful in selling to this class."
The following extracts are taken
from tiie report of the superinten?
dent:
Number inmates at beginning of
tiscal year, male. bjs; female. 6H4.
Tot a'. 1
Number received during yea:-,
tn i e. Iii."); female, 138. Total. 303.
Number di-.charged during v
\ '. female. 71. Tot.i . lau.
Number diod during v.>.ir, n ale,
a7; female, 45. Total, 102.
Daily average attendance, 1 373.
Number onieers si vees,
168.
About one-sixth of the patients
admitted durirg the your .vere Sui?
cidal and the suicidal wards con?
tinue crowded.
Last year fifteen died :"? un tuber?
culosis, this year only e {ht, show?
ing that segregating the tuberculo?
sis patients in then- separate wards
is reducing tin .i.sease.
There are M tacant beds in the
male department, but none in the
female department.
Received from the State for sup?
port during the fiscal year, $136,
468.30. Subtracting the surplus,
I$10,181.73, leaves SUfi,287.73 Thii
jgivesaper capita cost of $111.72,
'which includes repairs, transport.i
tion, clothing, board, besting and
lighting, dental biiis, medical sup
. attention and every expense,
I being #5 67 lower than last year.
this being made possible by t . <
y'u-id of the farm end garden.
Washington and LeeDeafeated North
Carolina
Greensboro, N. C. Nov. 16.?Four
touchdowns, as many goals kicked
by Captain Miller and a field goal
by Miller from tbe 47 yard line gave
Washington and Laseascoreof 31 to o
in t.ie games with tbe Cai varsity of
North Carolina hero today. Hurl
straight fuotbad, with Beti li ring, Mi -
ler and Francis bearing the bru nt ut
tiie work tor tlu* Virginians, was
responsible for the lour touchdowns.
Raftery and Francis got away for
several good gains by clever for?
ward pusses. Captian Ti I leif, f >r
Caroona, played a great game, skirt
the ends for several spectacular
runs.
Washington and Lee lineup: Hiatr,
Harker, left end, Schultz, left tack i ;
Miller, left guard, Monro, center;
Rodgers, Walton, right guard; Mi.es,
Stuart, right tackle; Francis, right
end Raftery, quarter back; Pee?
bles, Uouohoe, left halfback; Rurke,
tlone, right halfback; Reuhring.
Carver, fullback.
Touchdowns, Raftery, Reuhring,'_',
Donohoe. Goals. Miller, 4; tieid
goals. Miller. Officials: Gass, Le?
high; Referee, Williams, Virginia;
I umphire. Hodgson, V. P. I., head
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