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ANOTHER CRIME ADDED
TO BUCKINGHAM'S LIST
the Stewart brothers, aged Confed
erate veterans, were robbed and slain
and their home afterwards burned
over their mutilated bodies.
The murder of the Stewart broth
ers and the killing yesterday morn
ing of Curtis Branch recalls the per
petration within the past six months
of two other crimes, although of les
On July 18 last the station at
Manteo was broken into and robbed.
The thief or thieves secured an iron
box in which were kept the funds
of the station, and, after taking the
receptacle up the railroad about 300
yards, forcibly opened it and took
therefrom between $12 and $20 in
money and scattered the remainder
of the contents of the box, consist
ing chiefly of a number of official
papers, alongside the tracks.
Bairns Ferryman's Home.
Shortly after this the home of a
ferryman living near Manteo was
robbed and afterwards burned.
Luckily, the ferryman was absent
from home, or another murder would
doubtless have been added to Buck
ingham's already long and steadily
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Royal Thanksgiving Spread.
Invitations, in the form of "An Ex
cellent Thanksgiving Proclamation,"
have been issued by the management
to the dinner to be served at the
Virginia Hotel today. Long be
fore now Proprietor A. T. Moore had
established for himself a reputation
as a caterer of the thirty-third degree
and when one has his word for it
that he will endeavor to outdo even
' his own best effort on the present
occasion some real glad feast may be
anticipated. The invitation itself is
as attractive a bit of printing as has
ever been issued by a local concern.
Rebecca Ker Memorial Circle of
King's Daughters will meet Friday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home
of Mrs. George B. Crawford. It
Given by Manufacturer
Famous Shady Nook Candies
(Took Two Prizes at State Fair)
The public is cordially invited to view and sample these
ONE DAY ONLY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5
From 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
At Hughes' Drugstore.
WALTERS & SWITZER
KTFITTERS TO MEN AND LITTLE MEN
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Men's and Young
Mr. T. K. Hackman, of Millboro,
spent yesterday here on business.
Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Masters, Mr.
and Mrs. R. L. Brown and George
E. Sipe, of Harrisonburg, were
guests at the Virginia Hotel yester
Dr. W. F. Stout of Charlottesville,
spent yesterday here.
Miss Margaret Peale was a guest
at Hotel Augusta on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Davison are
visiting Mr. Davison's mother in Nor-
Prof. E. F. Shewmake has gone
to Norfolk to attend the educational
meeting and will visit friends in that
section before returning home.
Miss Joe Robinson went to Round
Hill, Loudon county yesterday.
Miss Ruby Chambers has returned
to Richmond, having come to nurse
Mrs. Edward Echols who had ty
Miss Mary Hill, of South
is the guest of Miss Mary Sue Bow
Miss Amy Harman, who is teach
ing at Basic City, is at home for
Miss Elizabeth Carpenter, of Har
risonburg is visiting Miss Vira Har
Mrs. Frank Lee, of Prince, W. Va.,
and Master Frank are here to visit
Mayor and Mrs. H. H. Wayt.
Mrs. C. T. Jordan has returned
from a visit to relatives in Roanoke.
Miss Margaret Enslow, of High
land Park, Richmond, is the guest of
her sister, Mrs. W. G. Kable.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Mercereau
have as their guests Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Mercereau, of Johnson City .
Merchants Talk Shop.
Matters of importance affecting
the retail trade were discussed at a
meeting of the Staunton Merchants'
Association held last night at the or
ganization's headquarters in the
Witz Building. There was a large
attendance at the meeting, showing
the enthusiasm and interest that is
being displayed in the new associa
DR. JAKES T. COOK
DIES AT MT. SOLON
For Fifty Years He Practiced
Profession In This Section
Mt. Solon, Va., Nov. 29. —Dr.
James T. Clark, for 50 years a prac
ticing physician at this place and one
of Mt. Solon's most influential citi
zens, died at his home here yester
day morning at 12:15 o'clock, after
a brief illness. He was aged 91
years, eight months and four days.
Dr. Clark practiced his profession
here with great success for half a
century. For the last few years he
did not ride and drive as formerly,
but up to the very last he had pa
tients who had come to him for
The doctor was a kind neighbor
and indulgent father and was highly
esteemed by all who knew him. His
happiest moments were when con
tributing to the comfort and enjoy
ment of others. He was fond of com
pany and took great pains in enter
taining his visitors. He was a fine
conversationalist and possessed un
usual intelligence ) yet he was exceed
ingly modest and considerate of those
possessing less intelligence and cul
ture, thereby making all feel com
fortable when in his presence. He-was
a son of the late Pleasant H. Clark,
who died many years ago at Mt.
Crawford, and was born in Waynes
boro, Va., in 1820 and was the oldest
member of a family of nine children,
all of whom preceded him to the
grave. They were Mrs. Felix T.
Sheets, Mrs. J. J. Cupp, Mrs. James
Iryin, Messrs. Henry Clark and four
brothers, Albert, John, William and
Erasmus. He is survived by two
children, Mrs. Belle Kerr and Profes
sor James T. Clark, by his first wife,
who was Miss Martha Blakemore, a
daughter of the late Henry Blake
more of this place; also a grand
daughter, Mrs. Irene Ensign, of
Huntington, W. Va. His second wife
was Mrs. Mary Kyle, who died a
number of years ago.
Late in life he became a member
of the M. E. Church, at this place.
After being received into church fel
lowship he took much interest in all
the requirements of membership and
the uplift of church and people, and
was a liberal contributor of his
means for the advancement of
Dr. Clark left a large estate.
Miss Wehn a Bridesmaid.
Mrs. Nicholas Wehn and Miss
Louise Dupuy Wehn of Staunton at
tended the marriage of Gilbert En
gene Pence of Woodstock and Miss
Bessie Viola Quisenberry in Lexing
ton yesterday". Miss Wehn was one
of the bridesmaids. Gn Tuesday
evening Miss Wehn and Miss Zella
Mort of Bristol, Va., were entertain
ed by Mrs. Wilbert M. Steele at her
home at No. 22 Jackson avenue,
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$7.50 to $30.00
.THE STAUNTON DISPATCH- NEWS.
OF MRS. SUSAN vr____L__
The funeral of Mrs. Susan Virginia
Bell was held at her late residence,
on West Main street yesterday af
ternoon at 3 o'clock and was largely
attended. The service was conduct
ed by her pastor, Rev, W. N. Scott,
D. D., assisted by Rev. A. M. Fraser,
D. D. The floral offerings were very
Those who acted as pallbearers
were: Active, Messrs N. C. Kester,
W. N. Clemmer, H. M. Lewis, W. A.
Willson, B. M. Weller and Dr. I. H.
Trimble; honorary, Messrs. C. O.
Baylor, Dorsey Wilson, J. Mitchell,
L. L. Shirley, L. A. Beck and C.
Mrs. Bell was born at Long Glade
in 1843. She was the last member
of her father's family. She had
lived in Staunton for more than
twenty-two years and was greatly
esteemed for her sterling worth. She
had been a faithful and useful mem
ber of the Second Presbyterian
church. Her husband, Mr. D. M.
Bell, died in April, 1909.
COURT SAYS HUSBAND IS
ENTITLED TO ALIMONY
Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 29.—A hus
band sued for divorce is entitled to
alimony and support under certain
conditions, according to a decision
of the Supreme Court just handed
down. The husband declared he was
entitled to money for his support
during the trial of the case.
"A separate and equitable action
as the suit of a husband against his
wife will lie to compel the wife to
support and maintain the husband
when amply able to do so and when
she has not been deserted or aband
oned by the husband, when he, be
cause of age and infiirmity, is un
able to gain his own livelihood," says
the Supreme Court.
ANOTHER MEMBER FOR
"KISSLESS BRIDES" CLUB
New York, Nov. 29. —Another
young woman, nominated by her
husband for membership in the ap
parently growing class of "kissless
brides," is defendant in a suit for
marriage annulment here. The plain
tiff, Dr. Gastano F. Sameralli, al
leges that while during his court
ship of Severini Giovanni she had
been seemingly affectionate, she grew
"chilly as ice" after marriage and re
fused to permit him to demonstrate
In her answer the defendant denies
that she was not an affectionate
wife and claims that she was oblig-
Kve her husband because of
r ernable temper.
unty Officers Qualify.
• officers qualified before
stcher in the Circuit Court
■ as follows:
J. W. Sheets, Jr., overseer of the
poor, Beverley Manor district; John
F. Taylor, commissioner of the reve
nue, Beverley Manor; Harry Burnett,
county clerk; J. H. C. Grasty, jus
tice of the peace, Beverley Maonr;
John B. Hunter, justice of the peace,
Court adjourned over Thanksgiv
ing to resume session Friday morn
BRAKE THE EARTH
Magnetic Storms Are Robbing
Our Planet of Motion.
MAY STAND STILL SOME DAY
Then One Side of the World Will Be a
Desert Furnace, the Other a Black,
Icy Waste, and Mankind Will Find
Itself In Cramped Quarters.
The world is slowing down In its
flaliy rotation, and the days are get'
ting longer, according to Professor
Louis A. Bauer of the Carnegie insti
tute. Washington. Magnetic storms
are putting a magnetic brake on the
Darth, and if they continue to constrict
this brake, at the rate measured for
the past ten years, in jnst 3,320 years
this good old earth will no longer be
turning on its axis, but will settle
down with one side In perpetual sun
shine, blasted by withering heat, and
the other side In endless darkness and
cold, corresponding to the extreme fri
gidity of interstellar space.
Observe it is not claimed that the
earth positively will come to a stand
still in this year 5231 A. D., but sim
ply that it is being subjected to a
brake that may stop it by that time.
Probably most scientists would argue
that magnetic storms will be less vio
lent in future, that other forces will
Intervene and that the stopping of the
earth will be postponed a great many
years beyond the date named.
But all scientists will acquiesce In
the statement that the earth Is slow
ing down and sooner or later will come
to a stop.
When the earth stops turning the
Bide toward the sun will become over
heated, and water will dry up, and
blistering deserts will cover the sur
face. Near the edge of the sunlit side
there will be a temperate zone, where
the sun will always be one hour high
or thereabouts, remaining at the same
height above the horizon year In and
year out Every hour will be like 6
o'clock in the morning of a summer
day. To this delightful region the
world's population will flock.
A little removed from the hot area
will be the twilight zone, also quite
habitable, with the sun unending at
Though life in the torrid or hot
zone will be Insupportable, as a rule,
yet on the outer edges, where the sun
is but two or three hours high, people
may live in a temperature of 100 to
140 degrees by means of various cool
On the dark, cold side of the earth
all the water will be frozen solid.
Even mercury will freeze in that aw
ful chill. It will be impossible for
human beings to penetrate more than
three or four hundred miles Into the
dark and frigid zone, which will be
far more Inaccessible than are now
the polar wastes.
The fact that all the water on the
cold side of the earth will be frozen
and all the water on the hot side dried
up and evaporated will tend to cause
a great, disturbance of the continents
and oceans of the globe. There must
be some sort of rearrangement, and
it would seem that the oceans would
tend to seek the habitable temperate
zone, which would then be the equa
tor's equivalent Since the earth's
surface contains very much more wa
ter than land it Is extremely probable
that the temperate zone will not con
tain nearly enough land to satisfy the
population and that there will be con
tinuous struggles for possession of
valuable soil. It is even conceivable
that a large portion of the people
may be driven to seek permanent
residences in sailing vessels or steam
craft, subsisting by fishing.
During the period when the earth's
days are lengthening perceptibly great
social changes must come about, due
to the difference in hours. When the
days get to be forty hours long It will
surely be necessary to arrange for a
period of rest and sleep in the middle
of the day.
As the days lengthen until they ex
ceed a week's duration all sorts of com
plications will ensue, and the days,
weeks and months will become hope
lessly mixed. Scientists agree that the
lunar month will lengthen as the day
lengthens, though the day will increase
the more rapidly. According to Pro
fessor Ernest W. Brown of Haverford
college, who has given special atten
tion to this subject, there will come a
time when the month and the day will
both be of the same duration.
As tbe earth's day gets longer and
longer the time will come when a day
Is a year long. Then there will be no
more days and nights, no weeks and no
months. The earth always will have
one side to the sun, and the moon will
have one side to the earth, and the two
will turn around the sun once a year
as if fixed on a rigid bar. There will
be no more seasons on the earth—no
spring, summer, autumn or winter.
The weather of the several seasons
can be experienced only by traveling
to and fro between tbe hot and cold
It Is clear that property values _j
more than half the planet will be wiped
out Cities and farms throughout the
dark half of the glob* will be burled
under perpetual glaciers. Correspond
ingly values will rise enormously in
real estate on the Inhabited strip that
lies just on the cool edge of the hot
hemisphere. No one knows, no one
can calculate at this time, what part
of the earth will be included in this
habitable strip or belt any more than
jhe can predict which half of the world
will be hot and which cold.—St Louis
The American Navy.
The origin of the American, tiavy
dates from Oct 13. 1775. wbfen con-
HOME CANDY MAKING
What promises to be of more than
usual interest to the fair sex is the
demonstration of candy-making to
be given at Hughes' Drug Store on
December 5 by Mrs. H. Clay Shultz,
of Greenville. As a producer of de
licious home-made chocolates and
bon-bons Mrs. Shultz has a reputa
tion which extends beyond the con
fines of this county. At the State
Fair recently held in Richmond she
look two prizes for her candy, and
she has also been awarded honors
on other occasions for confections of
her own manufacture. The demon
stration will embrace every process
of candy making, the selection and
mixing of the material, the cooking
and so on through to the stage where
the finished product is ready for eat
Miss Estelle Hartman is spending
Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. W.
the freshness, or the
crispness, or the un
usual food-value, or
or the cleanliness, or
Ke price, that has
ade Uneeda Biscuit
the National Soda
combination of all
of these things.
If everyone, every
where, knew how
good they are,
where, would eat
fsm —every day.
Id by grocers in
every city and town
—Bought by people
of all classes.
Never sold in bulk
—always 5 cents in
keeps them oven-
RESIDENTS COMPLAIN OF
CONDITION OF STREETS
Judging from the appearance of '
East Main street, from Coalter street
to the Virginia School for the Deaf
and Blind, it might have been Staun
ton, instead of New York, that re
cently experienced a garbage strike, '
complain many residents.
Never before were such conditions
allowed to exist, say people who have
lived practically all of their lives on
this thoroughfare, and there is an
urgent demand that the city get busy
at once in removing an accumulation
of trash, dead leaves and the like,
which at present is disfiguring the
appearance of one of the leading resi
dential sections of the city .
"SNIPPER" AT WORK.
Boston, Nov. 29.—Boston's "Jack
the Snipper" is busy again. While
Alice Burke, 13 years old, was re
turning home from ■ school he snip
ped 10 inches from her braid. This
is the fifth victim within 10 days.