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VOL. 108, NO. 48 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27. 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR
WORLD'S RICHEST WOMAN
ON SECRET OF HAPPINESS
Mrs. Hetty Green Gives Timely Bit
Of Adrlce
Mrs. Hetty Green ol New York,
?he world's richest woman, cele?
brated her seventy eighth birthday
last Thursday in the usual manner
? by working. When she was told
that there were many men and wo
men who might wish to follow the
example set by her in leading a long
and useful life, she voluntaered the
following advice for them:
'"Don't envy your neighbor.
"Don't overdress; that is, don't
dress flashily, whether you have the
means or not, for that will cause
envy and jealousy to be aroused ia
others.
"Don't fail to dress warm. In
cold weather low-cut gowns and the
vanity of some women cause many
deaths.
"Don't fail to go to church. Tbe
church needs you and you need the
church.
"Don't, eat anything but good,
wholesome food. Home cooking is
the best.
' D.i 't cheat in Tour business
dealings, for sooner or later your
conscience will begin to trouble
jon, and luter you will worry your?
self into your grave.
"Dtiu'i tail tu bo fair in all things,
business and otherwise, and never
kick a man when he is down.
"Don't forget that riches gained
by such acts you must leave behind
soiriB day, and that when you do de?
part if your riches have been gained
by these means, you will find the
doors of heaven tightly bolted
against you.
"Dont forget to be charitable and
don't falsify.
"Don't forget to get a lot of exer?
cise, of which walking is the best.
"Don't forget toohey the laws of
God, for they were the first laws.
By so doing you will live as God has
wished you to live. 'Give unto
Caesar that which is Caesar's and
unto God that which is God's' "
After giving this advice Mrs.
Green volunteered the information
that she is going to move back intc
her old $18 a month cold water flat
in Brooklyn. She is living tempo?
rarily with a friend. She said she
could not spare a day from her oftict
even to celebrate her birthday.
During the entire interview Mrs.
Green was chewing constantly on a
boiled inion, and her lips were
smacking continuously.
"I al was have a boiled onion with
me,"she volunteered, "and I always
chew on one. It is the greatest pre
vent: ve in the world against germs
I have been doing the same thing
for twenty years and I have nevei
bad a sore throat."
Adam and Eve Not Mentioned bj
Name in New Bible
First copies of the revised editioi
of the Bible published by the Amer
ictn Baptist Publication Society
have reached the society's head
quarters. The new addition is i
radical departure in itsconstructioi
from the language used in the Kin*
James version.
In the new Bible the name:
"Adam" and "Eve" do not appear
Their place is taken by tbe word
"man" and "woman," which is i
direct translation of tbe old Hebrev
names. The word "bell" is elimin
ated, "underworld" being insertei
io itt? place.
Other great changes are made
The story of Jonah and tbe whale i
ohanged so that the words "grea
fish"?as being a nearer interprets
tion of tbe ancient Hebrew?tak
tbe place of "whale." "Jehovah tb
God," takes the place of "Lord tb
God." "Carver" replaces "graven,
and the word "immersed,"in paree
theses, follows tbe word baptize i
every instance. In the new editio
the Lord's Prayer becomes:
"Our Kath t who art in heavet
hallowed be Thy name. Thy kin|
dom come. Thy will be done, as I
heaven so on earth. Give us thi
day our daily bread. And forgiv
us our debt, as we also have fo
given oiir Seutors. And tiring t
not into tem pia! um, but .ie,iver xi
from the evil one. Amen."?Ne
York American.
A REMINISCENT LETTER
Captain Pierson's Boyhood Days in
West Virginia
Last week's issue of the Braxton
Democrat published at Sutton, YV.
Va., contained the following:
Our good Republican friend.
Luther Pierson, brought to this
office a few days ago the following
letter from his brother, Captain W.
F. Pierson of Lexington, Va., which
we are glad to print, as we ure sun
it will be read with much interest
by hundreds of our subscribers.
The letter is dated November 3:
Lear Brother:?I am sitting
around this Sabbath evening rather
lonely, as is often the case. M\
mind wanders back to my boyhood
days in old never-to be forgotten
times. I thought I would give you
some ancient history that would in?
terest you, if not your children. I
left your dear old town in the spring
of sixty-one, as you know, poorly
equipped to face the outside world
ablaze with excitement and war.
Tis true I was a graduate of a
"W. Va. University." This univer?
sity I will briefly describe,situated,
is it was,near the mouth of Buckeye
creek?you know the place. This
university was in keeping with
times sixty years ago; built of logs
with bark on, notched down at the
corners, chinked and daubed after
the fashion of those days, with clap
board roof held on by large logs
called ridge poles; tho floor was laid
with puncheons split from large
trees; nearly all of one end of this
building was taken out for a c'aim
n>'v, large flat stones set up on the
inside of a brick and clay chimney,
a bucket of water was always oe
hand to put out tbe fire when it
caught, which was very frequent in
cold weather. The opening was
about eight feet; nearly half the
school could warm at once in the op?
posite end of the log building. A
was removed for a window at which
a writing bench was arranged, with
a plank on pegs driven in the wall,
and greased white paper pasted
over the opening to keep out the
storm. Tbe seating was arranged
with slabs, flat side up, with pegs
driven in for legs,.without any back
for rest.
So you can see how comfortable it
would be from 3 a.m., till 5 p.m.
Last, but not least, by way of com?
fort was an armfull of birch switch?
es stacked in the corner and freely
used; and now when I see the many
large and comfortable building;
with steam heat and handsome fur
uiture, I almost feel that I have noi
had a fair deal in tbe race of life
and how criminal for the young gen
oration to not profit by their sur
roundings, and see thia question o
educrtion from the standpoint of om
who bas suffered, with this differ
ence to their shame. This boon wa:
not in my reach. They have it offer
ed without price.
Your brother,
W. F. Pierson.
"The White Squaw," a Play Basei
On Reality
It is an old saying that truth i
stranger than fiction,but it applies t
the romantic American drama, "Th
White Squaw," booked for on
night at the Lyric Theatre, Friday
November 29th. The play is fror
the pen of the talented young Amer
ican actor-author, Della M. Clarke
who made her stage debut unde
Augustine Daly and was late
prominently identified with numet
ous Charles Frohman's companies
The story of "The White Squaw
deals with two sisters, one as
baby tragically thrown into th
hands of Indians to be reared b
? them in the belief she was thei
y child, and the other grown up ami
y bright and refined surroundings. I
is when tbe two sisters, unknown 1
each other, come face to face tbs
the story starts to be carried throug
its channels and veins of romano
laughter a.id heart interest to ha]
py conclusion. The story is a tri
one; it vas told to Miss Clark
when she was the merest bit of
chi la clamoring around the knee i
her grandmother.
Sell ail the old bens that you i
t intend to winter. At this se
son they command a reasonably g' -
priea la markvV
PARCELS POST WILL
REDUCEJTH CLASS
Packages to Cost 5 Cents Within
50 Miles
EFFECTIVE JANUARY I, 1913
Special Parcels Post Stamps Will Be
Used
Postal officials are working ener?
getically to have the new parcels
| pest, or postal express, sys'em
ready for operation by January 1,
the date fixed by law for its begin
j ning.
There must be ready for use
; enough rural and city mail wagons,
i express cars and employes to han?
dle the business,the extent of which
lat first can only be estimated.
One hundred thousand special
scales have to be provided, a new
issue of postal service stamps,rang?
ing from 1 cent to $1 in denomina
tion, designed and printed, and
hampers and boxes for the parcels
secured. Tho Postoffice Department
is having engraved over 300,000
maps for use at tbe offices through
Out the country, showing tbe dis?
tance tones within which different
rates apply.
The new Government service, de
signed to facilitate the dispatch o!
packages as a part of the national
postal business, will be simple
; enough for the general public. All
that will be necessarv will be tc
, take a bundle to the postoffice, have
> it weighed and attach thereto tte
! proper stamp. The postal authori?
ties will take care of the rest.
For purposes of operating and
i fixing rates tlie country will be di
j vided into about 3,500 squares, each
{to measure "Ko minutes" square.
geographically considered. These
sq..ares ara to be the units of area
upon which the rate zones are to be
basoI.
At the beginning the law provides
i for seven zones definitely, and any
j territory uot included in these will
! be embraced in an eighth sooe. Any
j article I hat is offered must be trans
i ported by the parcels post if it can
j be shipped with safety and does nol
i weight more than ll pounds. Kluver
! pounds will be the maximum weight
{allowed. There are suma articles
?that cannot be carried in the mails
in safetv. The authorities are now
deciding what these are.
The special maps that will b?
'found in everv postoffice will show
tbe zone distance from points o
shipment, and the rate charged for
carrying the packages increases
automatically with the zones.
For example a shipper ;-? Lexi og
ton will take a package to tbe post
office. He will learn that the firs
zone, of which the town is the cen
tre, will include all territor;
within 50 miles; tbe second zjae, al
territory within 150 miles;the third
300 miles; the fourth, 600 miles;tifU>
1,000 .niles; sixth, 1,400 miles ant
seventh, 1,800 miles. The eight:
zone will include the rest of tl.
country.
Under four ounces the postage o
packages will be the same as thu
on merchandise now. Above tha
weight the rates will be by th
pound oi fraction thereof, accord
ing to the distance, as follows:
Each
isl lb AU. lb nib
Rural route and
city delivery... .05 .01 .1
60-mile zone... .05 .03 .2
150-mile zone... .06 .04 .4
300 mile zone... .07 .05 .1
600-mile zone... .08 .06 A
1,000 mile zone.. .09 .07 .'
1,400-mile zone.. .10 .OH Ll
1,800 mile zone.. .11 .10 1.3
Over 1,800 miles .12 .12 1 I
The law permits the shipment i
this way of all kinds of merchandis
including farm and factory product
that can be carried in the mails i
safety. For the present it has bee
thought best to limit the size of tl
packages to be carried thrungli ti
parcels post. Such packages ai
not to measure more than 72 inchi
in length and ki nu combined ar
must not be lu such form that injin
might result to employes baudin
them.
Advertise in Tnt Ua/sette.
EUROPEAN WAR CLOUD
OMINOUS AT PRESENT
Many Countries Seem on Verge
Of Hostilities
POWERS STAND READY TO ACT
"Unspeakable Turk" Has Lost His
Grip on Europe
A new war cloud, more dreadiful
ly ominous io its possibilities than
the one now hanging lightly on the i
final elT iris of (WC spent forces, has '.
sudd>Mi,y .eared itseif over Europa,
out of a maze of diplomatic banter
ingsand jealousies.
Austria, Germany and Ruas'a are
calling their men to the colors. Ser
via's scarred army is id tho field,
j and with it, and support'r.g t, are
j the victorious legions of the Bul?
gara, the Greeks and the Montene?
grins.
The Austrian Danube flotilla two
monitors, two torpedo boats and
fo~r gunboats?are rushing down
tbe Danube to Belgrade, under full
steam. The dispatch uf these ves?
sels is shrouded in secrecy, so far
as official explanations are concern?
ed, but their mission is plainby a
hostile one.
Mria has four hundred thou
?and troops on a war footing; three
hundred thousand of the ? aremaas
ed on the Servian frontier. li '-erv
ists aro reporting for duty at every
military post in the country.
To the Austrian frontier are rush?
ing thousands of Russian troops, aa
fast as they can be mobilized. Tl.e
Official Ueichsposts of Vienna esti
mates that by Thursday the Czar
will have centralized a great army ol
l.'_ '.'KM) men.
J', is announced from Vienna that
15^,1100 reserves have baan I
out.
Tte Austrian press has taken up
the cry of hostility toward Russia;
the Russian official organs demand
?inned action.
The Rai kan war lias been one of
the shortest, b nodical aud most de?
cisive in history.
Arraigned on one side are Bulga?
ria, Servia, Montenegro and Greece;
on the other, Turkey.
Montenegro began hostilities Oc
? lober 4th. and Bulgaria, Servia and
1 Greece invaded Turkey within I
week.
The Turks won not a single uk
1 portent engagement, unless theil
' defense of Constantinople may b<
' considered one.
Nearly all of KuropeanTurkey has
fallen into the al I lea' hands.
Chose Wise Cou;se
The Springfield Republican think;
President-elect Wilson has agaii
shown qualities which go lo make ;
M good executive in announcing bit
1 1 decision to call an extra session o
> Congress at this time. Says th
. Republican:
"An extra session of Congress ii
tba spring being authoritatively ac
6 nounced by tiie President-elect
nearly all the prominent MM) me ntl
Q i tors, irrespective of party, say Mr
Wilson has wisely chosen his couran
1,1 J It was difficult to see how he com
e j have come to any other ooncloakx
* in view of his own pledges and bi
'party's, but he couid have done th
right thing in thc wrong wa? b
delaying his announcement toolon}:
and thus impressing the conn tr
1 with his vacillation or hesitation ir
stead of his promptness and deei?
'ion. As the rase stands, Kr, Wi
Wilson seems to have made his ar
nouncenu nt neither too soon nor tc
' late. He spoke decisively at th
, j right moment."
.1 *_
12'
Virginia Apples Win Prize
n Virginia defeated New Jersey b
p' ' the narrow margin of two thirds <
*? one point in tba contest at the lan
n show held in New York last weel
n for the $750 silver cup offered fi
'e the best exhibit of fifteen standai
" | boxes of apples of three varioti*
6 j raised aud exhibited by growers
)sithe Kastern States.
The successful grower was T. V
?v I Steck of Winchester, Va., arith Ora
''I ville T. Leeds of BaimofHal. runnii
close second, less than oue point b
hind him.
LAIRD OF SKIBO'S OFFER
Carnegie Pension Fund of $25,000
For ExPresidents
Future ex-Presidents of the United
elsies are to be pensioned in the
sum of #25,000 each annually by ac
tion of the Carnegie Corporation of
New York.
The grant is provided for with tbe
idea of enabling former Executives
of the nation to devote their unique
knowledge gained in public affairs
In the public good, tree from pecu?
niary care. A similar amount is tu
be paid widows of ex-Presidents a*,
long as they remain unmarried.
The pensions are to be prompt \
offered to tlie ex-Presidenta or I
widows, so that no application sri
be required from them. Payment
i.s tu be con'inuud so long as the re?
cipients "remain unprovided for by
vernment."
The announcement followed tbe
second annual meeting of the corpc -
ration, held at the residence of An?
drew Carnegie* ir. New York and at?
tended by the corporation 'a sight
trust
Al the meeting the trustees took
under consideration B number o'
matters directly in their keeping
anil concerning the details of araiel
no announcement was made, b
principal item of I
upon wax tbs pension plan for es
Presidents of tbe I
their widows. Tbe official announce
atent covering the matter follows
"Provision h..s been made th rou gi
this corporation for pension foreaci
future ex President and tis widov*.
unmarried, of $25,000 a year, a -
as these remain unprovided for bj
tiie nation, that they mi., be ..
r pen ol tbs t
devoting their unique kno- ledgi
gained of pub-ic affairs lo tbs pub
lie good, free from pecuniary cares.
se pensions will be promptly of
:.fered to the ex Presidents or their
widows, sn that no appliv.ut.on will
be required from them.
"A total of $125,000,000 ir. securi?
ties has thus far been transferred tc
j tbe corporation .rv on
orks in which Mr.
Carnegie bas been engaged ai.d
such others as be may rrom time ic
time tiink it adv isable to establish.'
Hen. H. St. George Tucker Guest ol
Honor in Lancaster
The Philadelphia North Ameri
can of recent date contained the fol
lowing report of a visit of Hun
Henry St, Geo, Tucker to Lancas
ter. Pa.:
Henry St. George Tucker, the di**
tingui^lied son of that grand ob
Virginian, John Randolph Tuckei
who has hint; since gone from one c.
the fairest iands on earth to mac
sions in the skies, spent Sunda
with W. U. Heusel at Bleak Ho ise
Mr. Hesse] had been a friend of th
father and has for macy years bee
on terms of intimacy with the soi
f Some yeera ago, in company with
e party of his friends, he journeyed b
automobile from Lancaster, vis Gs
Q tysburg. Antietam, Winchester so
the Shenandoah Valley to Lexin|
ton, Va., whero he delivered ti
address to the graduating class i
Washington and Lee University
While there lie was entertained b
j members nf the faculty a:nl was t?
i gueet of honor at a notable brea!
fasl given in the famous Tucki
homestead, witb Henry St. Georg
Tucker as host.
This was Mr. Tucker's first vis
? to Lancaster county, and BleS
House had many callers with Iii
beneath Its. hospitable FOuf A
president of the Jamestown Rxpos
tion and in its interest he had pe
sonal Interviews with the sore
eigns of all Europe; while his loo
life in Washington, as a member
Congress, bia saaoeiatios with pu
lie men of note for tivo generation
his connection with honored educ
tiona! institutions, bis meinorab
! lean vase of Virginia in bis candida*
d. ., . , , .
for Governor, with bis grace ai
| magnetic personality, combine
.mike him one of the Southland
di
most interesting men.
Mr. Tucker was delighted wi
in ! , .
I the county and the sections ho sa
,, of it from SUtomils travel, and w
greatly interested in its agricult
j ral wealth and the wonderful e
j dence of thrift on every hand,
? Subs<*rib<? for The UazsHe, si.tn
RAISING PORK AT THE
LOWEST POSSIBLE COST
Root and Forage Crops with So j a
Beans and Cow Peas
Hog fattening time is here and
the man who still fattens his hogs
on corn alone is producing mighty
high price bacon.
At the present priceof corn itwill
cost from 8 to I1) cents p?-r pound to
make pork. Naturally the Farmer
will conclude there is nu money in
hog-raising.
But if he will use root and forage
crops for winter - ? d summer stock?
ers, keeping \\i-t anima.s in nice
I growing and thrifty condition and
pul the flesh on in August and h-:>
| tem ber with sojs beans and cow
peas and top them off with cor:,.
; pork can he produced at fi om 3^ to
j 4 j cents per pound. Corn is nota
oa'.anced ration and should be fed in
combination with other feeds in
I order that the animal may make the
largest g.dn.
If the farmer has only corn and no
effort has been made to produce
pork economically, it will help to
secure larger returns from corn
used if a small quantity of tankage
is fed, sav one part of tankage to
eight parts of corn. While it is
true triis is an expensive feed, yet
with corn it makes a balanced ration
and is cheaper than corn alone.
Every farmer knows tho value ol
wheat middlings, and rather than
feed bis boes corn alone it wou.d
se^ some corn and buy
' middlings and feed with the corn.
Freq lently hogs get tired of corn
and lose their appetite and make
tittle gains.
ling is a scientific question
| anyway. Just anybody, just any
.annot fatten a hog eoonomi
Regular feeding in clean
troughs, using care n t lo over
I feed or feed too little, are things to
i consider carefully in producing ti e
j most pork at least cost. Hog raisers
j know that several days' over
I ing may cause such bad results that
a couple of weeba may be required
to gut the animals b;> :ition
I to take ca flesh again. Frequently
i tl e hogs do not get thrifty again
during the feeding period.
lt is also very import . . t to feed
' j early in the season belele the wea?
ther gets cold, as much >f tue feed
is thea necessary to ci .teraet the
cold and keep upalinna, heat. Thia
is where the Va ne o' C >.v peas and
so j a beans come in. They help to
put the flesh on when conditions aro
most favorable. Oue pound of feed
j in August and September will put
on aoout as much tlesh as two
pounds in November and December.
A very few farmers stop to
sider tue age ol thc hog ia feed ii g
for profit. A grown hog weighing
e 'about 100 pounds eau be fattened at
n j half the cost it requires to put tlesh
i on a H00 pound hog.
a battening hogs need plenty (if
\ 1 good water. An.! il always pays tu
t keep .Hider thai shelter a mivtiir. ? .f
ti ' one bushel of charcoal, or stone Ct ..
a Til hardwood ashes and one pound
of salt added.?Virginia Agricultur?
al Bu.letin.
40,000 Ask Mercy for Doomed Allens
A monster p.tit.ion, containing
soine 40,000 names asking commuta?
ttoo of the death sentence; ol Floyd
Allen and his son. Claude, .sus pre?
sented to Governor Mann last
Thursday.
In additiou to J .:dg<> N. P. Hair
ston, counsel for t c condemned
Carroll county men convicted of
complicity in the Bideville court
' massacre, nearly a dozen of the
r
leading citizens of the State called
on the Governor, among thean being
Major James D. Patton, president
of the State prison board,and Judge
' W. F. Rhea, member of the State
a- '
corporation commission. Covernur
Mann reserved his decision.
Before visiting the Governor's of?
fice. Judge Hairstou tOOh occasion
to tell several newspaper men that
the Statewide sympathy for the Al?
lens was nothing more than a pro?
test against the corrupting Influence
of politics in Virginia courts, such
as was brought to light by tho tit tin?
ville tragedy.
Incidentally, he predicted that
the next Legislature will abolish
'capital punishment in Virginia.
Th

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