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VIRGINIA IN THE CA3INET
Mention has been made through
tbe public press of several names
who would honor a position in Pres?
ident Wilsons Cabinet, but it is
quite evident from a review of the
press of the Slate that thc people of
Virginia are united on one man, and
that man is tho Hon. Henry St.
George Tucker of lexington, Vir?
The unanimous sentiment thetein
expressed is really quite remarka?
ble. All shades of political thought
havo united in this one object.
Of the daly newspapers of Vir?
ginia noted, the Ledger-Dispatch of
Norfolk; the Portsmouth Star: the
Suffolk Herald; (be Newport News
Press; the Petersburg Index-Appeal
and Petersburg Progress; the Vir?
ginian, tho Times-Dispatch, the
News-Lt's^tr and 'lie Evening Jour?
nal of Richmond ti.e Danville Reg
ister;theLync>iMirg News.the Roa?
noke Times and ihe Roanoke World:
theFredericksburgStar; the Alexan
dria News; the Charlottesville Prog?
ress; the Staunton Daily Nows and
the Staunton Leader: the Clifton
Forge Review; the Harrisonburg
Time-; and the Winchester Star, be?
sides practically all of the county
papers, have ail united in commend?
ing Mr Tucker for this high posi
If the pres* of the State is corred
in recommending Mr. Tucker as i
suitable person, another strung rea
son may be urged in tho fact tha
Virginia has had no representative
in the Cabinet since John B. Floyc
was Secretary ol War juder Presi
dent Buchanan, whiie since th<
Civil War Missouri has had Shurt;
and Francie; Arkansas, (Orland
Louisiana. Hunt; Mississippi. La
mar; Alabama, Herbert; Georgia
Hoke Smith; Maryland, Gary anc
Bonaparte; West Virginia, Elkins
Goff and Wilson; Tennessee, Key
Maynard and Dickinson, and Ken
A native-born Virginian in thi
Presidential chair, with the abovi
facts before him, will not hesitate ii
doing honor to his native State tha
has been so long excluded from th
councils of the President.
Mr, Tucker is well equipped fo
the responsible position of one (
President Wilson's advisers. H
served the Tenth Virginia Distr'u
some years in Congress with dil
tinction, has been the head i
Washington and Lee University ac
of the I^aw School of George Wrasi
ington University, was president
the Jamestown Exposition, ai
served as president of the Americi
Bar Association. He has inti ma
acquaintance with many men of i
tional prominence and is hims
well known throughout thecounti
Senator Burton is credited w
the purpose of introducing a bill
establish one cent letter posta
Senator Burton is an intluen
man in public life, and if he has
cided to espouse the CSBSS of che
er postage, it will receive at le
the fullest consideration.
If it be a fact that first class r.
pays the government a big protii
does seem unfair that those i
send letters should be required
pav transportation on their lett
and on a lot of other matter wi
the (ioverninent transports M ;i li
and in which they feel no inte
whaterever. Ali classes of i
should at lea^t pay the. actual i
of hauling; but if it is not u> do t
then let the Government stand
loss and not com oe I those v
lt is well that the Christmas
world should pause at least for one
day and meditate on the life and
influence of tho Babe whose birth?
day wo celebrate today. Well is it
for us to pause for a few hours in
the wild pursuit of things which
are esteemed earth's richest treas?
ures and take time to exemplify
tbe meaning of tho angel song.
"Peace on earth, good will toward
On every anniversary of this
blessed day we should feel more
and more the true meaning and
character of the Kingdom of God,
and should respond to the senti?
ment of the Master's declaration,
that upon love to God and love to
our neighbor hangs all the law
and the prophets.
This hallowed day inspires the
hearts of men to deeds of love and
charity, a leveling of social barri ers
and the scattering of sunshine into
homes darkened by want and sor?
Thi Gazette wishes its readers a
pleasant and happy Christmas sea?
son, and a bright and prosperous,
TO COL. W. T. PO AGUE
On His77th Birthday, Dec. 20. 1912.
little does he resemble Mars,
Or son of Mars; no battle scars
Make grim and terrible that face
Where only kindly smiles find place:
So lightning in those mild blue eye*
But only light, you might surmise.
No giant he? about as tall
As France's Little Corporal
Or England's hero of the seas?
And of tbe same breed as these.
fxx>k once again at him: 'tis worth
Your while: few such are still on
Ol Stonewall's Old Brigade was he.
Commander of his battery:
And Jove's own thundeibolt he
Where Stonewall's standard was un?
This man that rides so modestly
Bach morn?aged seven and sev
en ty ?
His little sorrel down
To his work through our town.
At Bull Run where war's tempest
Upon the land, and our metal first
By the proud invading host was
He fired the gujs at Jackson's side
And helped to earn the name thal
By thu famous old Brigade.
All through the Valley fights thal
His Chief immortal fame he fought;
Cold Harbor then and Malvern Hill
Antietam, fatal Chancellorsville;
In Gettysburg's most dreadful fray
He cleared for Pickett's charge tbt
His steady fire, with fatal aim,
Belched thunder on the foe:
Go read upon the bronze his name,
And you'll begin to know.
Tx>ok once again at him, look well:
ile went through war's four yean
And none was braver in the fight
And none to fame has better right.
His horse shot down, his hat sho
Battered and all but broken in two
On every field he stood his ground
And by his ready guns was found
On Appomattox' mournful day?
)f | This hero that did wear the Gray.
Robert T. Kerlij
Following are officers elected b
Mountain City Lodge. No 67, A. I
vt A. M., for the ensuing year:
Messrs. A. P. Wade, worshipfi
master; O. C. Jackson, senior wa
den; Mason C. Beaver, jjnior wa
den: H. M..Wallace, treasurer; A. '
Shields, secretary; John L. Cam
bell, Jr., senior deacon; George 1
Reveley, junior deacon; Rev. D
Alfred T. Graham, chaplain: R
Students and Cadets Holiday
The examinations at Washiagt
and Lee University were finish
Saturday, and most of the studer
have left town to spend the Cbri
mas holidays . Maay of them 1
last week as soon a they finish
The cadets will not be allowed
leave town for the holidays. Thi
holiday consists of Christmas a
New Year's days.
A sketch of Bethesda Presbvt
ian church at Rockbridge Baths
peared in last week's issue of "Pr
byterian of the South." with a i
tu re of the pastor, Rev. Emmett
McCorkla, 1>. D., and his little i
Master Emmett, Junior.
Staunton is mukoing great pr
aration for Saturday.
Mo Lime Phosphates
Mrs. Martha Ann Armentroiit
Christian Observer: At her home
in Richlands, W. Va., November 17
11*12, Mrs. Martha Ann Armentrout
passed peacefully to "the rest that
remains for the people of God."
The daughter S. A. and Mary .1.
Bonner, she born at the Warm
Springs, Va.. December 25, 1832.
She was married to W. L. Armen?
trout in March, 184l,!and celebrated
her golden wedding in 1901.
The funeral was held in the Rich?
lands Presbyterian church, ot
which she had been a member for
about forty-two years. Her remains
were laid to rest in the cemetry of
the Old Stone church in Lewisburg,
W. Va., where sbe bad formerly
been a member.
Lieutenant Poindexter in Charge
Lieutentant F. L. Poindexter,
United States Army, baa been
appointed to succeed Captain M. S.
Battle who bas been in charge of
the ree, utting station for the|U. S.
Army in this section of Virginia, Saith
headquarters in Roanoke. Lieuten
ant Poindexter isasonof Mr. \V. B.
Poindexter)of Glen wood. He was ed
ucated at Washington and Lee Uni?
versity and later went to Oregon. At
the outbreak of theSpanish-Ameri?
can War, he entered the U. S.
Army and later saw service in the
Philippines. He gained a commission
in the Coast in Artillery in 1901.
Watchman for Watershed
At the meeting of the Town
Council last Thursday night Brown
Vanness was employed to look after
tbe watershed of Moore's Creek sup
ply. at $75 the year. The contract
requires that he look after the pip*
line from tbe intake toR. L. Saville <
near Bull Run. He is to go ovei
the watershed at least once a month
and twice a week along the pipe
line, and to keep the intake clear o
all kinds of stoppage.
The closing days of last week an<
the opening days of this week wit
nessed the presence of man]
county buyers in town laying ii
their supply of Christmas goods
The purchases seemed to be more ir
the nature of useful than of rnerel
ornamental articles. Fine stock
of goods to select from were at th
disposal of the public.
Hon. Henry St. Tucker, contini
ing the custom of his father, th
Hon. John Randolph Tucker, ente
tained a number of his friend
Christmas Eve, at "Col Alto."
until it's too late
your horse from
Buy a 5 A Lap R
a 5 A Blanket lo
J. Gassman &
School Boys "Took the Town"
Whan the Lexington grammar
schools closed Friday for the Christ?
mas holidays, tbe boys marched
through the town celebrating the
event with horns and other musical
(?) instruments, and right merrily
did they march and shout. The
girls followed on the side walks and
gave approval by many signs and
MRS. B. M. HUTTON'S
Opp. Courthouse Lexington, Vi
Hall Racks Book Caaea
China Closet* Sideboard*
Dining Tables Dining Chair*
Parlor Suits Skirt Boxes
fluslc Cabinets Wardrobe*
Medlcin* Cabinet* fiantle nirror*
Mission Pieces Felt riattre??e*
Ladle*' Desks Rugs
norris Chairs Pictures
Rockers for young or old
Sidewalk Sulkies for the Babies
Varaer, Pole & Cc
The Main Street Furniture PeopI
The annual meeting of the shai
holders of tbs FIRST NATION/
BANK OF LEXINGTON, VA., w
be held at its banking house on tb
14TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1912
at 10 o'clock a.m. for the election
Directors for the ensuing year.
H. C. WISE, Cashier.
1 represent every magazine pi
lisbed in the United States an<
majority of them make club off*
' A postcard will bring rr.ycatalo,
'? arith hundreds of clubbing ope
r- I tunikies.
IS I Address M. N. DUNN
Student Law Department,
Washington and Lee University
to protect you ar
the severe cold.
obefor yourself ai
r your horse from
i Son HcJw. Co
? ?e?r\ X im
GRAHAM'S, The Shoe Man
Select gifts that]aure as taseful and comfort-saving as they
Ladies' Crochet Slippers. 50c. per pair
Ladies' Felt Slippers, all colors. $1 00 per pair
Ladies' Boudoir Kid Slippers, no heel. LOO per puir
Ladies' Iteligion-Saver Slippers. 1.78 per pair
Ladies' Indian Moccasins. 1.50 per pair
Ladies' White Satin Slippers. 3 00 per pair
Ladies' Black ^atin SUppers. 3.00 per pair
Men's Felt Comfy Slipp9rs. 1.00 per pair
Men's So Easy Comfy Slipper*. 1 50 i>er pair
Men's Tan and Black Kid Slippers. 1.50 per pair
Men's Black Kid Romeo Slipi**rs. I 50 per pair
Men's Indian. Kid and AlUgtatof Slippers.. 2.50 per pair
Hosiery for Indies and Gentlemen
In Christmas Boxes
6 Pair Men's Holeproof A M i*. j Ladies' Linle Hose. Black. Tan
?1.50 and White, 85c. pei Dair
3 Pair Silk Holeproof i H. sc, ; Indies' Silk Bootee Hose, Black,
?2.00 Tan and White. 50c. per pair
6 Pair Ladies' Holeproof Hose,. Ladies' Onvx Silk Hos*, Black.
$2.00 Tan,White, Pink or Blue. ?1.00
li Pair Ladies' Silk Holeproof
Hone. $3 00
Men's Lisle ? Hose, all colors,
25c. per pair
Men's Silk J Hose, all colors,
50c. per pair
Ladies' Extra Silk Hose, $125
Ladies' Superior Silk Hose, tl. 50
Ladies' Imported. Ve ry Fine, Silk
Hose. $2.00 per pair
?SJ* We will put these up in attractive Holiday Boxes for you all ready to
hans: on tbe Xmas tree
Handkerchief*?Linen, Cotton und Silk, from lOc. upward*
Sweater*, Oood orien from $1.0<) upwards
Golf Has*, Golf Stick*, Foot Balla, Ba** Mall* at all prlcea
alain Costa and Kain Cape*. $5.00
Nice Umbrella* tor Ladies and Men.SI.Ol) upwards
Gloves of Kid, Mocho, lluckskln sad Wool st all prlcea
Automobile Gsuntlet* and Driving Gloves
Mata, both soft and stiff, Caps of tbe uew large thane sort
Gum Shoe* 1-U Arctic Gum Bout, and Arctic Overshoes
Tennis Backs and Tennis Shoe*
And lastly bot not leastly
i or Men?For Ladles?For Children?and fer Babies.
All sorts and conditions of shoe*. Whites, Tans. Browns
and Black in color. Buttoned Shoes, Lace Shoes In all
the newest, latest shapes.
Suit Cases, Hand Bags, Valises
Sfir* Let us advise early shopping?it's best for customers and merchant.
WHO WISHES YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
BEGINS NEXT WEEK
A happy Christmas
Prosperous New Year