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ttbe Xciinaton (5a3ette
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25. 1912
Tux Gazette is published this
week on Tuesday because Wednes?
day, tbe regular publication day,
falls on Christmas Day, which is ob?
served as s holiday.
The Coming and Going of People
Mrs. Howard W. Amole and chil?
dren of Salisbury, N. Care visiting
Mrs. S. Dillard Varner.
Mr. Thomas M. Semmes of Chatt?
anooga, Tenn., is visiting his sister,
Mrs. Montgomery B. Corse.
Mr. Francis T. A. Junkin of Chi?
cago, III., is visiting bis bister. Mrs.
John H. Latane, at "Mulberry Hill. "
~Mr. Edward L. Graham, Jr.,
structor in St. James School of
Maryland, is at home for the holi?
Miss Jessie Young is visiting ber
home near Petersburg, Miss Lillian
Byrd at Martinsville and Miss Ber?
tie Bertie at Warm Springs.
Mr. Charles E. Mackey of near
Timber Ridge, was in town Monday
with about twenty-five tine turkeys
delivering to his customers.
Mr. Thomas McP. Glasgow, who
is teaching in Danville, is in Lex?
ington visiting bis parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank T. Glasgow.
Miss Jennie Parry Crigler left
Friday night for Cbuckatuck, Va.,
to spend the holidays with her
friend, Mrs. Richard Parker.
Mr. Irwin Patton Graham of Stone
Mountain, Ga., reached Lexington a
few days ago to visit his parents,
Rev. and Mrs. Alfred T. Graham.
Announcement is made of the be?
trothal of Mr. Louis M. Lyons of
Roanoke, formerly of Lexington,and
Miss Ida Rosenblatt of Baltimore.
Mr. E. Wa Anderson and daugh?
ters, Misses Mamie and Kate Ander?
son, of Olive Point, N. Y.. are the
guests of Mrs. Mark Hattan on Ed?
Rev. and Mrs. William F. Locke
and Miss Dorothy Locke have gone
to Front Royal to spend the Christ?
mas holidays with Dr. and Mrs.
Lils F. Hansbrough.
Miss Guendolen Howe, instructor
in the Tubman High School at
Augusta, Ga., is spending the holi?
days with ber parents. Dr. and Mrs.
Jas. Lewis Howe at University
Mr. Albert S. McCown, instruct
or at the Virginia Polytechnic In?
stitute, is spending the holidays
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James L. McCown on Jefferson
Miss Eloise Gassman who is
teaching at Beaver Dam, Messrs
Joseph Gassman of Pennsylvania
and Harry W. Gassman of Colliers
town High School, are spending the
holidays with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs J. Gassman.
Hon. Henry St. George Tucker
was one of the guests last week in
New York at the annual meeting of
the Southern Society of that city.
when a banquet was held, and tbe
principal speaker was President?
elect Wood row Wi Ison.
Misses Nancy Pendleton, who
has been attending Gunston Hall.
Washington, and H>la Pendleton,
at school in Charlottesville, are at
home for the holidays with their
parents, Colonel and Mrs. Hunter
Pendleton on Institute Hill.
Miss Serftna Burger reached Lex?
ington last Thursday from the Har?
risonburg Normal School to visit
ber grandmother, M rs. Joseph Ken
nedy. She was accompanied by
Miss Ellene Stoner, and together
they went to their home on James
Among tbe young ladies of Lex
ington at home for the Christmas
holidays are Misses Agnes Adaii
and Beatrice Miley from Randolph
Macon Woman's College; Henrieta!
Tucker and Dora Witt from Hollins
College; Ira McAlpln from Farm
ville Normal School.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Nolle]
have as their guests during th<
holidays, their daughter, Miss An
nie P. Nolley, instructor in thi
Lou them Seminary and bar friend:
Miasas Vivian and Fern Sbeffer o
New York, Miss Marguerite Hyd
Of Winnipeg, Canada, and Mia
Montgomery of Durant Miss., all o
the Southern Seminary; also Mr
Henry C. Nolley, instructor ii
Randolph-Macon Academy at Bed
Christmas^ D?y postomce baum
From 10:30 to ll a.'m 2 and froc
6:30 to 7 p. m.
V. M. I. C: dets Will Go to Staunton
For Wilson Celebration
General Edward W. Nichols has
received from Adjutant-General Sal"
an order directing that tbe corps of
cadets be taken to Staun'ou next
Saturday, the 28tb, to participate in
tbe exercises incident to the home?
coming of President-elect Woodrow
Wi'8on, on the occasion of the cele?
bration of bis birthday. Following
is General Sale's letter:
"By direction of bis Excellency,
tbe Governor of Virginia, Com mai) d
er-in-Cbief of Virginia forces, jou
will move your command to Staun?
ton on the morning of the 28th in?
stant, either taking charge in per
soo or transferlng the immediate
command to such officer as you may
elect. Upon roaching Staunton,
you will report to the chief marshal
in charge of the ceremonies inci?
dent to tbe vif.it of President elect
Wilson to that city.
(Signed) "Wm. Wilson Sai.i.
Special train will leave Lexington
Saturday morning at 7 o'clock for
the cadets anl returning will leave
Staunton at 6 o'clock in theeveniog.
lt might be of interest to recall
sorao trips taken by tbe V. M. I.
cadets in the past.
Governor Wise in the fall of
1859 ordered tbe cadets to Harper's
Ferry on the occasion of the execu?
tion of John Brown, fearing a riot
or attempt to rescue the prisoner.
The cadets marched to Goshen to
Tbe corps visited the centennial
exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.
Again they bad to march toGobhen
to take train.
In 1881 tbe corps was taken to
Yorktown to participate in thelOOlh
celebration of the surrender of
Lord Cornwallis. On this trip they
went to Norfolk and took part in an
May 15. 1885, the cadet battalion
attended the unveiling of a monu?
ment on the New Market battlefield.
erected to the heroes ot.that battle.
Other trips to Richmond included
the unveiling of the Lee monument,
the laying of the corner stone of tbe
Davis monument, and the unveiling
of the Soldiers' and Sailors' monu?
ment; to Atlanta., to Nashville and to
Charleston exposition: to the James?
town t-xposition and to the inaugura?
tion of President Taft.
Death of an Estimable Woman
The following notice of tbe death
of Miss Polly Benham appeared in
the last issueof tbe Bal ti moro Sou th
ern Methodist. Miss Benham spent
a year in Lexington with the family
of Rev. Murray D. Mitchell, who
was pastor of Trinity Methodist
church. Tbe Southern Methodist
"Miss Polly Benham, aunt of Mrs.
M. D- Mitchell, died on Saturday,
November 7, at tbe borne of Rsv. M.
D. Mitchell in this city. She was
86 years oP-_ aj?s apd had lived with
Rev. and Mrs. Mitchell for 15 years.
She was a woman of sincere Chris?
tian character and entered into life
eternal quietly and without fear.
"She was taken to Tennessee, her
former home, fer burial.
"She-was the last member ot an
old and respected V.rginia family."
V. M. I. Notes
Major F. H. Schoeffel. United
States Army, retired, was the guest
of Colonel Jennings C. Wisj at thc
Virginia Military Institute several
days the past week. He delivered
an address to the first class on some
of bis experiences in battle.
Major Karl Reich man of the U. S.
Army, addressed the corps of cadets
in Jackson Memorial Hail Satu rdaj
nighton "My Experiences in thi
Russo-Japanese War." The lecture
was illustrated with numerous
slides belonging to the War College
showing Russians and Japs in ac
. Mr. William Alexander Ross, soi
of the late Colonel John D. H. Ross
of Lexington, and Mrs. Eva Steen
McCluer, daughter of the late Mr
Joseph G. Steele of Lexington, wen
married at Albany, Ga., list Wed
nesday, December 18th.
Mr. Ross and bride are pleasant)j
remembered in Lexington when
they have macy friends. They an
now at "Sunnyside," near town
visiting Mr. Ross' mother. The;
will make their home at Ware Neck
Va., where Mr. Ross is engaged ii
The ladies in charge of Houa
Mountain Sunday-School reques
that contribution for the Christum
entertainment Friday be left at tb
home of Mr. A. T. Barclay or at Ir
win* Co.'a atora.
Sadden Dea'h of Mr. T. S. Winifield
Tbe funeral of Mr. Thomas S.
Winifield, who died Wednesday
evening last at his borne on North
Main street, was held Friday morn?
ing from St. Patrick's Catholic
church, conducted by the Rev,
Father McKeefrey of Staunton. Mr.
Winttield was a member of that
A detail of two squads of cadets,
accompanied by tbe post band at?
tended the funeral, and while tbe
remains were being conveyed to tbe
cemetery funeral dirges wei e played.
General Nichols and members of tbe
V. M. I. faculty were honorary
Mr. Wintfield was a native of
Prince George county. Md , where
he was born seventy-nine years ago.
He came to Virginia Military In?
stitute in 1859, and during the Civil
War was engaged in the manufacture
of explosives for the Confederate
government at Charlotte, N. C. He
again began his duties at t'.ie In?
stitute in 1868, and his connection
with the institution lasted until
four years ago when tbe Board of
Visitors, on account of his advanc?
ing age and in recognation of his
long and faithful service, relieved
him from active duty, but continued
him on the payroll. Before enter
ing tbe Institute service Mr. Wint?
field spent some years in the marine
service of the Uoited States.
During the active years of bis life
Mr. Wintfield was a member of
tb* Institute band, and devoted
much time to work in the tailoring
! department. His frank and attrac?
tive disposition won for him many
friends among the cadets, who
always greeted him cordially on
their return to their alma mater
during commencement seasons.
He is survived by his wife, who
was Miss Mary Elleu Bailey ol
Washington City. Mrs. Winifield's
sister. Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson,
for many years has mada her home
More Help for Jackson Hospital
A friend of Mrs. J. McD. Adair,
president of the Mary Custis Lee
Chapter of tbe Daughters of tbe
I Confederacy, while talking with an
'acquaintance who lives in the North,
I concerning the Jackson Memorial
! Hospital, which was established io
I memory of Stonewall Jackson, made
! mention of needs of the Hospital for
funds, and this acquaintance
very readily gave ten dollars
for the benefit of the institution.
This contribution was secured
by a friend of the Hospital mention?
ing to his friend the purpose and
scope of the work being done, and
especially because (f the fact that
tbe Hospital is a memorial to Stone?
Mr. Leo Sinclair Pennington ol
Washington and Miss Leonora Bul?
lock of New Orleans were married in
Trinity Episcopal church, Washing?
ton City, Wednesday morning, Dec
ember 18. 1912, at ll o'clock, the
rector, Rev. Dr. Van Fossen official
ine. The church was tasteful I)
decorated with cut flowers and
Mr. and Mrs. Pennington left foi
a visit to New York and Philadel
phia, and arrived in Lexingtoi
Monday to visit Mr. Penningion'i
old hume. He is the youngest sot
of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Penning
ton, and his bride is quite prelii
au ii attractive.
Excursion to Staunton Saturday
The Baltimors and Ohio will rui
an excursion train to Stauntoi
next Saturday, 28th, to the Wood
row Wilson jubilee. The train wil
leave Lexiugton at 8:10 o'clock a. m
and will reach Staunton at 10:50
j Returning tbe train wili leave Staun
ton at 4:10 p. m. The rate for tb
round trip is $1:40. Members o
the Woodrow Wilson Club of Rock
bridge will be provided with badge
and all visitors from Rock bridge ar
invited to see Mr. T. S. Burwell
secretary of the club, and secure i
First Snow of the Season
Tbe first snow of the seaton fel
last night and this morning tbi
ground was covered to the depth c
three inches. Many persons wil
have their wish for a white Christ
An alarm of fire Monday just be
fore noon was caused from a gast
leue stove in the rooms of Mr. C. 1
Devine in the rear of Rookbridg
j Bank building, on Nelson stree
The firemen responded, but littl
'. damage resetted from tbe fire.
Christmas Entertainments at the
An interesting program was pre?
sented Monday evening by tbe
Presbytertain Sunday School, exer?
cises consisting of songs, concert
Bible recitations by the school, and
address by the pastor. Dr. Alfred
T. Graham, tho poem, "Others,"
read Dr. D. B. Easter, responses of
class mottoes, and the distribution
of a treat to members of the school.
Mr. W. P. Irwin, the superintend?
ent, presided. In the afternoon be
fore the entertainment members nf
the school visited many homes of
?rr! ><?? ins snd carried good cheer to
The Christmas entertainment of
R E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Sun?
day School was held Christmas Eve,
tbe exercises consisting of Christ?
mas songs and carols, Christmas
tree and treat and gifts given to
members of the school. The rector,
Rsv. O. de W. Randolph, presided
and made a short talk.
Beecheubrook Sunday School will
celebrate the Christmas season
Thursday evening at 6 o'clock.
Good music and a treat of good
things will be in order.
Trinity Methodist Sunday School
will celebrate Friday evening at
7:30 o'clock, when an interesting
program will be presented, with
the usual treat.
The Baptist Sunday School will
observe tbe season next Sunday
morning at ll o'clock, with a pro?
gram of Christmas songs and re
citations, and a treat to tbe school.
Santa Claus at Weinberg's
Hundreds of children and manj
grown-ups were on hand last Fri
day afternoon at 4:30 o'clock al
Weinberg's stores to greet Sante
Claus and receive presents. For i
time there was a regular jam in the
store, when presents were being
distributed. Old Santa was oe
While the crowd was waiting foi
the opening, there was a diversion
in the form of scattering peonies on
the street and a scramble by thc
little boys. The pennies were
thrown into the post-office alley and
boys, both white and colored, wert
present in goodly numbers to gel
what they could.
Royal Arcanum Officers
The Royal Arcanum officers foi
ensuing year are a follows:
Messrs. C. B. Conner, regent; A.
S. Agnor, vice-regent; J. A. Champe,
orator; E. L. Conner, chaplain; W,
S. Masters, guide; Wm. J. Irvine,
warden; F.ank Spil'an, socretary
C. E. Woodward, treasurer, J. W.
Seal, collector; W. S. Masters, repre?
sentative; E, L. Conner, alternate
L. G. Jahnke & Co,
(J. NV. Zimmerman, Successor)
Jewelers and Opticians
When buying Diamonds,
Watches, Jewelry, Clocks, Sil?
verware or Glasses, buy from
the man that knows what uk is
ski.i.inu rou. My twenty years'
experience has taught me what
oood Goona are and I will sell
you ooon oooos as cheap as you
can buy anywhere.
Also expert repairing of
Watches, manufacturing of Jew?
elry, Diamond setting, and en?
graving DOHK BY HAND ? not
scratched on by machine. Work
done hiofit and promptly, and
cheap as it can be done right
for. Give us a trial.
Special attention to Optical
business. If you need Glasses,
my twenty years ol experience
is at your service. See me and
I will make you glasses that
fit. Broken lenses duplicated
exactly on short notice.
J. W. Zimmerman, Successor
L. G. Jahnke Sc Co
Lexington Produce Harket
Lexington, Vs., Deo. 25, 1912
Hams. Kiiconas to size. 18?:
Meal. . I
PREPARE FOR I
THE CHRISTMAS RUSH '
If at a loss to know what to get, or -where
to find it, come to ADAIR'S. We sell ase
Gifts for Women
The Delineator for one vear. *i .."0
Kid Gloves, all colors. -. 91.00 to 1 r><>
Fur Muffs.-. 2.5 i to 10 <??
Fur Neck Pieces. 2 50 to 10.00
Handkerchiefs?beautiful styles.CS to
Rondoir slippers?evening shades. 1.00 to
Hand Bags.">'* to
Umbrellas. 1 00 to
(.'nt Glass Bowls . 2.50 to
Cut Glass Pickle Dishes. I 25 to
Other Cut Glass Pieces. 3.00 to
Robespierre Neckwear. 25 io
Kimonas. 2.00 to 10.00
Dainty Calendars, with compliment* of the Bea
son and place for name of sender. 10 to IS
Linen Pieces?many kinds. 25 to 10.00
Silk Hose. ._ .50 to 1.00
Towels.... .25 to l.t'O
Fancy Aprons. .25 to .60
Pincushions.10 to .50
We have so many things suitable for Ladies it is impessi
ble to mention them all. Nothing but a personal examina?
tion cnn give any adequate idea of our offerings.
Gifts for Hen and Boy5
Dress Suit Cases. . 11.50 to 55 00
Umbrellas. -200 to 8.00
Knit Gloves.25 to .f0
Kid Gloves. 1.25
Automobile Gloves. 1 25 to 2.00
Handkerchiefs. .06 to .60
Suspenders in fancy boxes. .5 Mo L 00
Neckwear.. .25 to .50
Hipper* ... . 1 00 to 1 60
Fancy Celluloid Clocks?for Desks. 1.00
Here too we have too many items suitable for men to name
them ail. Come and make a selection.
Gifts for Children
Beautiful Handkerchiefs in pretty boxes. 05 to 26
Pretty Hod aud Bia* Mitts..'.10 to ,25
Tam O'shanter*] and Toques.25 to 1 to
l eggins. .26 to 6o
Cotton Hose. .10 to .25
V ilk. Hose. ......
Gifts for Housekeepers
Blankets ?some beauties. 91-60 tn fft i<0
Bed Comforts-. . . 1.25 to 4.00
Drawn Work Counterpanes. 2.00
Whits Counterpanes. i 00 to 4.1 0
Linen Napkins. 1.00 to 4.00
Table Damask. .M? to 3 00
Huns. I : ii to 6.00
Floor Druggets. KO. to 35 00
Bath Kubes for Ladies and Men. 2 50 to 5.00
Kath Kobe Blankets. 2.5" to 4.00
Carpets. .25 tn 75
Stair Carpets. .25 to .75
Straw Mattings. 20 to .25
Lacs Curtains. 1.00 to 4 no
It is certainly much better ia making our gifts to give
practical, useful things rather than tnose of only tempo?
Our Grocery Department
This is the live wire of our establishment at this season ot the
year. You will find such delicious and suitable item*, so good in
quality, so reasonable in price ard so necessary to u napp Cb riM
mas for yourself and others -hat you will gladly spend you roo nev
We will sell over a ton of Candy. Have a ten anti ??s v C
candy that no store can beat. Special prices given to mb.'
Schools and Teachers. Our stock includes Nuts of u,l kinds,
Raisins, Currants. Citron, Oranges, Qi ape fruit, Cr'u;.e-ries.
Pickles, Olives, Preserves, .Mince Meats. Canned Goods. Hains.
Evapoiated Fruits, Chase and Sanrttxiro Fine Teas sod Coff- es in
fine packages, Cream Cheese. Cocoas. Chocolates and a thousand
other nice things for the proper celebration of Christmas.
Come to see us. It costs you nothing to look, lt is a pleas
ure to us to have you and we will try and make it a pleas'ire to our
visitors. It is a mighty good thing,ton, to do your shopping early.
No matter what the condition of weather or road*. * e-e is always
a crowd a few days before Christmas, and some have trouble to
get proper attention.
J. McD. ADAIR
LEXI NC ON, VIRGINIA
The Best Christmas Present
Yoo can give yoor boy and girl is to
start them with a savings deposit
tn this Bank.
For Safety and Sen ice
Bank of Rockbridge