IS PUBLISHED WaABLLY BY
JOHN H. GHABILL
WOODSTOCK, VI BOIN IA.
fRIDAY DECEMBER 23, 1910.
THE TOLLGATE QUESTION.
Attention is called to the no?
tice of the Mayor of Woodstock,
asking* an expression of opinion
in reference to the effort to in?
crease the number of toll-gates
on the Valley Pike. Mr. H. F.
%rd, President of the Valley
Turnpike, publishes in the Har?
risonburg* Times a very plausable
argument in fayer of the in?
crease. Under the present ar?
rangement people using the pike
North of Woodstock must pay
toll, while those living* several
miles South of town are exempt.
If the Corporation Commission
should grant their request, we
would have two gates within one
mile of each other.
The present law limits the
number of gates. At one time,
the company placed their gates
at the North end of Woodstock for
several years and then moved it
to the South end, so that it would
tax all equallv.
To place gates at both ends ot
the town would be somewhat
like building a wall around it
and charging an admission fee
at the gatts. It would certainly
restrict the trade of the towns.
Toll-gates even at five miles
have been regarded in many sec?
tions a nuisance and have been
removed. The abolition of toll*
gates is lvoked upon in some of
the States as an evidence of prog?
Whenever the people feel that
there is a disposition to impose
upon them, there will be an an?
tagonism which, we are glad to
say, has not heretofore existed.
Would it not be well to "let well
Banishes Dipper and Bucket from
Schools of County.
Harrissonburg, Va., Dec. 21,
19101 (Special) Banishing the
old fashion dipper and consign?
ing the time-honored school
water bucket to the dump, the
School Board of Rockingham
County has passed an order re?
quiring all scnool children of the
county to have individual drink?
Hereafter, no dippers or buck?
ets for drinking water will be al?
lowed in the schools, and in their
place will be water coolers with
no common drinkihg cup. Every
child that exrects to drink water
dunn// school hours will have to
keep his own drinking cup, and
woe to the pupil who loans his
cup to another thirsty student.
In taking this action, the
school board of the county, ac?
cording to its medical advisors,
has taken an important step in
preventing the spread of disease
among school children and has
set the State an excellent exam?
ple. The medical men contend,
and produce evidence to prove
their case, that the school drink?
ing cup is one of the most flan?
ge rous agents in the spread of
disease. Where only one cup is
ueed for the entire school they
point out how easily a child suf?
fering from the first stages oi
diphtheria or like diseases can
infect this cup and spread the di?
sease to others.
The State Department of
Health has long urged upon
school authorities the importance
of requiring individual drinking
cups, and has expressed its hear?
ty approval of the course pursued
Tbs following advertisement, clipped
from a Pittsburg paper was sent us
by Sir. Chas Arthur Hoofer.
"Before going to remote points like
ths far west or Florida, investigate
what is offered at tbe door of the 11
market which supplies more than one-1
half of the United States. Virginia
has an apple record of more than one
hundred years behind her and pro?
duces as many apples per sere, with
as great a certainty of crop and with
color and flavor surpassing anytbin?
in the west at very much less figures, j ?
Call and let us talk the matter over.
John E. Walker 1 '06-6-7 Union Bank
Building. Phone Court 1546."
Cads Winter'* Troubles.
Tn many, winter is a season of
trouble. The frost bitten toes and
fingers, chapped hands and lips, chil?
blains, cold sores, red and rough
skins, prove this. But such troubles' ]*
fly before Bucklen's Arnica Salve. A th
trial convinces. Greatest healer ol In
Burns, B#.!s, Piles. Cuts, Sores, til
and Sprains. Only 25e at ca
AN OBJECT LESSON
IN PARCEL POSTS
"Vader tr * monoply exercised iv
the four great American exprsss com
panies the citizens of the United Bl te
ere obliged to pay for inland trans
portation of parcels a sum far large
than tiie carriage of !the same article
coste when mailed to foreign countrie
under the parcels post system recentl
initiated by the Government. Ther
is now an exchange parcels post ft i
vice between tiie Putted Staies an
forty-three foreign countries. Unde
the terms of these treaties the max
mum weight carried is eleven pound*
whiie within the United States, owin
to the influence of the express con
panies, the Post-Office is only al lowe
to carry a maximum of four pound:
In various details these special pai
eels post treaties differ as to custom
declarations, the kinds of article
carried, registration of packages an
the points of delivery. But the ger
eral situation from the point of publi
advantage is well summed up by Th
Survey when it says that as a result c
the Government's policy, "a paree
may be mailed from Sante Fe t
Smorna, Dalny, Wei Hai Wei, o
Montevideo, which cannot be poste
to Dallas, Denver, or New Yors
Parcels eau be sent from Berlin t
Brooklyn which cannot be sent fror
New York to Brooklyn." It is poss
ible to see in the streeis of New Yorl
postal wagons operating, bearing th
legend, "Parcels Agency for the Im
perial German Mail," which are giv?
ing to American citizens an inter
national service much more econo
mical than is open to them througl
the express companies for domestic
routes. The rate of postage to Ger
many is 11 cents a pound, or 4 cent
less than for small parcels in thi
country. The service also is rapidl;
growing. During the year end in;
June 30, 190 9. 1,136,090 pounds wer
dispatched from the United States
mostly to Great Britain, Mexico am
Germany, altogether an increase o
IT per cent. From foreign countries a
the same time we received 1.124.941
pounds, an increase of over 88 vu
cent.?The New York Churchman.
I send you herewith
an article, from "The New Yon
Churchman," an Episcopal paper, or
"Parcels Post Service " There an
some remarkable revelations in this
For instance, one can send clever
pounds by mail, to Germany kc
thousands of miles while we Araeehani
can send but four pounds by mail ir
the United States.
Sending by mail to Germany, Eng
land kc. costs 42 cents and Jt costs H
sents from Woodstock to Maureiton
Why cannot we American s at leas!
have, what Foreigners have? The an?
swer is, because the "Express Com?
bine" forbids it, will not allow it.
Where does the Express get its power":
From the people of our country, li
therefore * believer the candidate for
congress speaks the people, if some
man should call out "in the meeting*'
and say, "Mister tell us how you
stand on the Parcels Post Service'."
"Tell us how you are going to vote
on it if elected, in congress."
If this was done every yenr, every
where, we wo lld soon have The Par?
cels Post. Let every voter when he
sees his neighbor sending eleven
pounds at 12c per pound, thousands of
miles out of the U. S., by U. S. N.aii,
when he can send only four pounds
costing Ito per pound, to the post
ofllce next to bis own. let him make up
his mind to do his part to change it.
The people can do it if they will.
Woodstock, Va., Dec. VA, '10.
GOVERNOR LIKELY TO FREE.
A patition for pardon in the case of
Max Hirsch, serving a nine-year sen?
tence for the murder of his brother-in
1 iw, Louis Isaacs, will be received by
Govorner Maun tomorrow, when, it is
thought, the petition will be acted up?
on favorably. The paper is signed
by more than 2,000 names, which list
is headed by the names of State Sena?
tor Keezell, Mayor Holler, of Harri?
sonburg, and the jury which f<)und the
Govorner Mann said this morning
that he was very familiar with the case
and trial of Hirsch. The killing, ac.
cording to Govorner Mann, was not
premeditated, hut was due to impulse.
The families of Hirsch and Isaacs
lived together in ote house. Some
difference arose over a dispute be?
tween children belonging to the two
men, when Hirsch struck Isaacs over
the head with a small piece of wood.
The Mow proved instantly fatal.
Medical evamination showed the
skull of tbe dead man to be abnor?
mally thin. The blow, it was testi?
fied, would not have proved serioos if
deliveied upon a head of normal de?
velopment. The prisoner is said to be
suffering critieaPy with tuberculosis
kt.nd the goveir.er has virtue Ty made
up his mind to grant thepardon.
In di?-cuHng the case oovorner
Mann refened to the sr*)] known fact
that, all over the ea/th there are few
-r Jewish criminals than members of
r?ny other race. In the Virginia peril
entiary there are only two inmates of
bebrew descent. All ot this goes in
avor of Hirsch who will probably re?
live a pardon as a Christmas gift.?
Richmond News Leader.
TAKE CARE OP THE BIRDS.
With the present snow and tbe hard
oating of ice and crust on top, it is'
er? hard on the quail, and everyote
hould help to protect them by feeding j
bern corn or grain at this time when '
leir ordinary sources of sustenance
M covered with snow. There are'
tore quail this year than for roany j
ears and they should be protected. '
hey can stand extreme cold weather
(hey have food.
Th e peculiar properties of Chamber
lin's Cough Remedy have been
ioroughly tested during epidemics of
fluecza,, and when it was taken in
ne we have not heard 'of a single
oe of pneumonia. Sold by Walton
Miss Josie I raiis returned to he
home last Friday, a'ter a visit ti
Camden, N. J., Atlantic City am
Washington, during the past month
Mrs. W. P. Fahtestock and littl
son returned to their home after t
vis.it of -.everal days with relative
near Mt. Jackson.
Mrs. L. C. Bauserman left on Tues
day for a visit with friends in Stias
Mis. J. C. Meredith, o*Washington
arrived here last week and i? the guei
of son-in-law's family W. E. Shavei
Her many friends of our town wer
glad to welcome her.
Masquerading is now in full Maj
each night big and little and bet
sexes, go forth and have jolly time.
The Sunday school entertainment a
thia place will he held on WsdDtsdS
night after Xmas. They have an si
cellent program, and have been dil
gently rehearsing for some time an
we feel sure it will be received by i
larje audience with the greatest pleas
uro, exercises will begin at ?>: JO.
Hugh O. Beydler Agt. Soother
Railway is a happy young man sine
Sunday, it ia a bright little girl.
S. L. Sager will move his famil,
into his beautiful new reside ice c
R. EL Ave. of our town on Wed ne s
day and Thursday. Sidney Newina
was the contractor this dwelllOj
plainly shows that Mr. Newman un
derstands his trade.
M. L. Conner has purchased tl
residence of W. H. Fleming at Nor tl
Zeigler k Sager purchased JN(k> I
worth of furs at Hainsonbsrf Monda
aod the same at this place on Tuesd" j
furs to the amount **00 isn't doing s<
Robt. OrndorfT who met with i
serious accident one month ago b
fracturing his breast bone, by fatllnj
from his hay ladders, while haulim
fodder was jble to walk out to woo<
pile on Monday.
Mrs. Jennie Bauserman wife 0
Wm. Bauserman who lives near tin
river met with an unfortunate ac
c.dent on Sunday evening. She wen
to the barn to milk the cows, she
stooped to the cow, when the 001
stepped away and in doing slippe<
and fell on the lady fracturing hei
collar bone and otheiwise ? brail
ing her. I tis reported today Tues*
day that >he is resting easy.
Jss. Hottle and Jas. Funk left las
week for Buckingham county when
they will trap this season.
Paul M. Shaver was in Broadway
on Wednesday on a business trip.
W. E. Shaver had a dozen of hil
chickens earned away on Sunda}
night while the family was at church
Philp Rinker has bee?i under tin
care of his physician for the past fes
Rs*/. J. B. Amburger, of Williams?
burg. Pa., pr* ached in the Lutheran
church in this place last Sunda}
morning and night.
Charles Burket who has been ir
Ohio for some time returned to bil
home in this place last week
Mrs. Agnes Huff, of Herr.don is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank ;Penny*
Mr. Clarence Moore, of Weston,
W. Va., arrived here last Friday lo
spend the holidays with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Mooie.
Miss Helen Miller who is teaching
in Fairfield, Va., arrived here today
to spend the holidays at her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coonil who
have been spending sometime with his
sister Mrs. J. S. C. Murphy left here
last Friday for Washington, D. C.
Mr. J. S. C. Murphy, of Richmond,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murphy, ol
Atlanta, Ga., will ar rive here to spend
the holidays at their old home.
Miss Lottie Rinker who is attending
the Dayton College arrived here to
spend the holidays at her home.
Miss Regina Jones left here last
Sunday to visit relatives in Wash?
ington and Norfolk.
Mrs. Jos, Tisirger was paraiized
last Saturday night while on a visit
to her brother Mr. Zirkle near New
Mr. R. R. Rinker and family left
here last V* ednesday evening to spent'
the holidays with relatives in Wash?
ington and Baltimore.
Mr. Sam Koontz and son Houston
who have been vi>iting relatives in
town returned to their home in New?
port News la*?t Sun
Mrs. Barney Hall who has been ill
with preumonia is better.
Mr. Charles Russell has accepted
the position as manager of the Geary
Hotel Livery, where he will be pleased
to cee and wait on his many friends,
who desire anything in the livery lice,
and you will be pleased with the
prompt service given at this well
equipped and up-to-date stable.
J. E. BEMIS, Proprietor.
Deputy Postmaster Bpt*f*r1i
Sunday at his home in Woodstock.
Mrs B. F. Riobard is very ill with
blood poison. It comes from hs
a felon lanced.
Mrs. F. D. Maphis ie ts St Pl ?
faa ft Visit tO her father, Mr J. P.
Bojer, Ol Frederick county. Be bil
b**en quite sick but ia now lie I
Mr. Earl Keister, who relar&ed
home from Roanoke College, nbc*
sjfi'eml from an injured leg install sd
w iii" playing tennis, is still unable
to use the member.
Mr. Ernest Campbell, ol Meehan
icshurg, Pa., is visiting his ps
Mr. and Mrs. EL L. Campbell, at
Strasburg, Va., Dec. IM.? Sp
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Hammack are <?'
cupying their comfortable new horne
recent1}' completed on ihe pike in the
suburbs. It is an additional to fboel
already erected homes in that section*
Copi T. C. Barksdale has moved >0
the Rowe property, which he r fl
pnrebaihed from Caps. a. Rout
through realtj a. i' Messrs. H.
C. Burgess A Son.
\ number of fretful cars on tr;.in
ti,'} wore derailed on Monday at Stras?
burg Junction* No accident resulted
Messrs. L. C. Carroll acd If. H.
Tabor, of the Strasburg Manufactur?
ing Company's force, have goo* Ifl
their reepectlys homes at Bristol ind
Judson. N. C. to spend the holidays.
The public school closed on Tres?
day for the holidays, the first of the
wefk having been given to examina?
tions. The faculty are attending the
teachers meeting at Woodstock, from
D whence they will go to their rei
ti ve homes for the holiday I
afr. C. C. Bite, too of Mr D. Elite,
of this place, is recovering nicely from
an operation for appendicitis which
he underwent Pta Lynchburg hospital
ral weelu ago. Mr. Hue is thc
joint agent of the B. a\ O. and C. A
0. at Lexington ard was stricken very
suddenly one evening and undei -ve nt
an operation the following night.
His condition for several weeks was
Conductor II. O. Hetlin, who had a
part of his foot crushed re IT some
months ago while coupling car- il
Strasburg Junction, made his first
run out since the accident on Monday.
Rev/. J. li. Haley has announced a
?peclal series of services to begin in
the Methodist Church January 1st.
He will be' assisted ? part of tbs time
by Re?. H. M. Canter, formerly pas?
tor of the church at Woodstock.
Mr. MeWborter and family, who
ha'-e been guests for some month*, at
the Chalybeate Spring Hotel, and
building a bungalow near Wateriick.
expect to have the same completed
this wees ready for occupancy. Tbs
building occupies a handsome site on
?he tract he purchased from Mr. A.
P, Mclotnrfl and is equipped with
every modern convenience.
Dr. B. R. White, who seversl
weeks ago underwent an operation for
gal! itone at Richmond, iras able- to
retu-n to his home lure Saturday
night. Be was f'rst attacked last sum?
mer, since which time he has at times
lii-en a very sie-k man. When le- first
io Richmond it ?un nocessarj to
delay the operation on account of hi*
: physical condition.
| Mr. H. C. Burgess returned Tuesday
, ningi from a business trip to Wash
,1 Mr. Ash Bell has gone to Alexan?
dria on his acnuai visit for Ibe boli
Mr. H. M. Hamey and family, of
Baltimore, are here for a visit with
Mrs Hamey*! sisters, the Misses
Special Christmas services will be
rendered this year in the Christian
and Lutheran churches, which services
are now in preparation.
T. J. Fitzslmons, a life long and
well kuOwu resident of this place, died
on Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock.
He had been in ill health for a num?
ber of years, but at times was able to
be in the store or on the street. He
was for some years a member of the
corporation council and recorded for
that body while a member. He acted
as deputy collector of Davis distric
under the treasurship of Capt. G. W
Koontz, The deceased was a mem?
ber of lbs Lutheran church, and was
born July 4, 1844. The funeral will
be held Thursday afternoon. He is
survived by his widow, who was a
Miss Zea, and Ibesf children: George
lt., Harrisonburg: O. E., Mrs. Mamie
Keller, Mrs. Jessie Hickerson, Misses
Ency and Pose, of this place.
R. F. D. NO. 3 NOTES.
We are now enjoying the good old
winter timi. The thermomiter is
hovering around zero, and mother
earth is white with snow.
Mrs. P. W. Wisman is recovering
from a severe cold, which (caused her
to keep her bed for several days.**
Messrs. Robert and Roy Kipps are
visiting their sister near Quieksburg
Mrs. Arthur Bushong, this week.
The Latheraa Sunday school at St,
Luke will hold their Xmas entertain
Uncle J'tn, please gs out in the woods
with mt to shoot squirrels and rabbits with
my SVof Sit wens.
Get the boy who loves the Outdoors a real Rifle
for Xmas. It helps to make a real man of him*.
The Stevens Rifles are moderate in price and
shoot where you hold them. Perfectly safe.
GIBBS HARDWARE CO.,
ment on Friday night, 'Dec. 23, and .
Ibo Mt. Zion Sunday school will ren?
der their exercises fen Xmas night.
The public are cordially invited to at
t'od b?>ih of thees st
Messrs. John Richard and James
Kern both of whom have ben on the
sick list for some time are somewhat
improved at this time, we are glad to
Rev. P. W. Wisman had to with?
draw his appointment at St. Luke last
Bundol night owing to his wife's sick?
Tbs fine sleighing weather which is
the best we have enjoyed for veers
*ha\< d people to resort to sleighs
aid sleds almost exclusively for
Tbs St. Luke Grated School held
j their combined Xmas and Patrons
( Day exercUes on last Tuesday Dec.
EOtb. A very beautiful program was
rerd> red almost with out or,^> single
blunder or error. Much icterest i
ni inifestrd on the- par t of the teachers,
p itrons and scholars inthese exercises.
8 letime ago we made mention of
Mrs. Luther NYeb's famous turkey
I ben of baring layed 132 eggs up to
that time without wanting to let, which
wo doubt not was contradicted by
many if rot all who read it. To-day
I we hp.ve a story to relate of tho same
'bird which will sum more absurd
I ihan the first one, but nevertheless it
La true story. The hen stopped lay
'ng sometime ago and laved 198 eggs
without wanting to set and out of the
I ' eggs that were set 142 little turkeys
vere Int* be*d, or in other ni .as only
i vere nnfertlle. This is some
bing remark?!hie and as I have al?
ready said doubtless will be denied by
nany. Mrs. Neeb says she only had
one laying hen on the place and for
that reason she had no trouble in
keeping an accurate account of the
eggs the hen laved. Who has ? more
profitable turkey hen than this one?
Let us hear from you.
I will close now wishing the Editor
of the HkuaU) and its many readers a
merry Xmas and a happy New Year.
Child 7 art Cry
C ASTO R IA
OFNCE. OP THE STATE
Dec. M, 1'JlO
Bids will be received at the Clerk's
Office at Woodstock, Va., until 12
o'clock (noon) Saturday, January
Tth. 1911, for the construction of about
two miles of macadam road near Mt
P am and specifications on tile at
I ark's Office at Woodstock, and
at this offlee.
Specifications furnished on applica?
tion to the undersigned*
Certified check for $200.00 to ac?
company each bid.
Tbe right ls reserved to reject any
and all bids.
Statk HIGHWAY Commission.
B. Sutherland (Si Son
TEN PER CENT
We aro going to allow LO per Cent, off for cash on all of
our ready to wear suits and overcoats only from now until
Christmas. This includes all of our best makes,
Hart, Schaffer & Marx.
We also have a full line of /V TT1 f^jji tjrOOOiS
HATS. CAPS, SHIRTS, TIES, HALF HOSE,
GLOVES, COLLARS, UMBRELLAS,
BELTS, MUFFLERS, UNDERWEAR,
Trunks and Suit Cases, White and Fancy Vests.
In fact, anything you may want for a present to a man.
B. Sutherland (Q, Son
Opp. Court House, Woodstock, Va.
Packed full of
FURNITURE FOR CHRISTMAS
and every day in the year.
Nothing like a nice
pice of Furniture for
Xmas Gifts : . :
? ? r*?-i*2: t**s.
Don't fail to ca 1 in and examine my stock,
I've got the goods
and they have got
S. H. Cullers,
'The Furniture Man''
Test Dr. Hess
Di.l vou know that you could feed Dr. Hess Poultry Pan-a-ca-a
the balance of the Winter, all Spring, in fact until the hrs, day of
August, then if you are not satisfied tnat it has *.a;d*and paid -Jig,
We Will Refund Every Cent That You Have Paid Ts.
It is to make your hens lay, tr make your chicks ;*row fast.
healthy and. strong, to cure gapes, cholory and roup. ^L
Of course vou tte expected to keep your poultry frat fron
and for that purpose we know of nothing belier than Instant U -
LET US HA VP; YOUR ORD! :r NOW.
WALTON & SMOOT,
Woodstock, - - Virginia.
T. GLENN LOCKE'S v^^te s,ore
Without tear ot contradiction we say
we have the Greatest Assortment ot
China and Glassware
in Shenandoah county.
We have a tremendous assortment of the most \
useful articles suitable for presents, such as ^
Handkerchiefs, Mufflers, Ties, Fancy Collars, Fancy Boxes Toilet Sets, Manacure Sets, Smoking Sets. lUnd Glasse*
Umbrellas, Gloves, Hats, and Shoes, Fancy Baskets Chin** Vases, Bowls, Salads, Water Sets* Punch Bowls Sets.
Ornaments and Bric-a-Brae; Funcy Box Paper, Japanese Wari?., Napkins, Towels and Table Linen-. Kvorythifltf urcful.
DOLLS and TOYS
Wagons, Sleds, Carriageg, Furniture, Banks, Tree Ornaments, j
Candles and Holders. The Greatest Bargains in
Dolls from 5c. to $1.00
1500 pounds of candies
Just received 1500 lbs. of the Famous Auerbock Candp at Ute, per lb. Our price to Sunday Schools, 9c. per ll;
the kind you have to pay 20c. per lb. Ask to see the GREAT ASSOR TMENT. We have the Goods; Call to us,
T. G. Locke,
Opposite the Jail.
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