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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE.
Eatabliahad 1/36 bv William Parka
First to Publish the Declaration of Independence.
W. C Johnston. Editor and Publia-Sae
VOL. 175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 23
WILLIAMS3URG. VA.. OCTOBER 24. 1912.
?I 50 PER YEA*
IS NAME CHOSEN
SECOND MEETING RESULTS
WORK, ADOPTION OF COI
Pursuant to adjournment, the bus :
iness men of Williamsburg assem?
bled in the courthouse here last
Thursday night and put the finishing
touches on the new organization
that promises to be a factor in tbe
growth and advancement of the
material welfare of the city and ad?
jacent territory. The mettiog* was
enthusiastic and harmonious through?
out, and there was a feeling of
earnestness about everything that
was door. Thirty or forty men
participated in the meeting which
was long drawn out. the adoption ot
a constitution requiring considerable
detail work. Hereafter the meetings
will be short and so arranged that
they may be terminated at short no?
President H. N. Phillips presided,
with most of the other officers it.
place. After the reading of min?
utes of the first meeting and reports
of a fe <v committees, the most im?
portant of which was that on mem
bership, quite a number of nev
names being added, thc body go
down to ?he adoption ot a constitu
tion. The old organic law was rea,
section by section, the committee oi
revision making amendments Iron
time to time. The annual dues wer
fixed at $1.00, payable on the firs
of October. That will be the onl
charge of membership during th
There was quite a heated discu.
sion over a suitable name for the 01
ganization. Three or tour name
among them being the following
were suggested: "The Pecir.su!
Business Men's Association;" "Tr.
Williamsburg Business Men's Asss
ciation;" "The Business Men's A.
sociation of Williamsburg." et
name agreed upon more for brevi
and comprehensiveness than othe
wise, was "The Williamsburg Bul
ness Association." Tne constitute
provides that men only can becoc
members, so the ladies are exclude
even if they dceired to get mixed
in men's work.
It was about 10:30 before the <
ganizstion had adopted its constii
tion, after which several memb<
discussed some measures that woi
be taken u-j at an early meeting.
F. Wolte put himselt on record
favoring a market place aud 1
holding of regular markets in W
liamsburg. He met with the nea
approval of a uumber of his assc
at's, and this matter will proba
be brought to the attention ot
city council, with the request t
such a market be provided It 1
also suggested that the matter
cotton growing among the Penin;
farmers be given attention by
association and such assistance a
in its power be given, along v
other support to the agricultural
terests. The farmers around "?
liamsburg are going to find a st.
friend in the Business Associa
and it is hoped that many of tl
will join the organization.
Ali Peninsula farmers, iumberr
or others, interested in tbe gre
of this section are invited to bec
members on the same basis as ]
men. No matter what busine.
profession you may follow, yoi
eligible to membership, it you
scribe to the laws of the associa
When the association adjourn
was to meet in the courthouse
monow night at 8 o'clock, and <
member is asked to have tomat
to suggest for the betterment 0
**ity aad tha surrounding country
IN MUCH PRELIMINARY
NSTITUTION & BY-LAWS
Ltckey, Vs.. Oct 22.?Mrs. A.
C. Vanpelt, of Richmond, is visitirg
her parents. Mr. and Mrs. George
Miss Katherine Bull spent last
Tuesday in Newport Nears.
Mr. William Ripley spent Satur,
day night and Sunday at hil home.
Mr. A C. Vanpelt spent Sunday
with Mr. George Ripley.
Mr. R. T. Curtis was a caller at
Mr. Baker Bull spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Masters
George and Alvis Schell.
Miss Eva Hogge spent Wednes
day afternoon with Miss Fannie
Many of the people of Lackey
spent Saturday in Yorktown at tht
GRAND JURY ON
The James City grand jury las
week, after investigating returns o
merchants' purchases for taxation
made the following report, closin
with a suggestion as to the mode c
securing these returns on the part c
the commissioners. This report wa
formulated after several merchant
had testified that they made the
returns under a misapprehensioi
It is safe to say that when the!
returns are investigated by a jui
next year, they will be made up wii
a better understanding.-and it is pr
bable that the commissioners w
s- personally see them made up i
c. suggested in this report:
To the Honorable Judge of the Ci
cuit Court of the City of W
liamsburg and County
We, your grand jury, in course
its inquiry into merchant's tax, z
impressed with an apparent ovi
sight on the part of the comm
sioners of the revenue in securi
returns from merchants.
More than one merchant in I
course of this inquiry testified tl
the commissioner had instruct
them to estimate the amount of til
purchases. Another testified t!
the commissiner. had informed r.
that his returns were too large?t
they were larger than others in
county doing i similar business .
that they were paying too mi
Your jury ascertained that in sc
! instances the merchant in quest
mia simply estimated the value of
the stock, thinking he was comply
fi is with the law in this particular c;
arith' Your jury would recommend
in- the commissioners be instructec
demand the bills, invoices and bc
ong of the respective merchants,
tion personally make up the returns.
Just received another lot ot *'
Captal Linen" paper, with enveh
nen, to match. Genuine cloth text
>wth Nothing better tor the moi
ome Paper 30c per pound. Ko veli
nrai (50 in box) 20c per box.?J as.
?s ur -
i are Here is a woman who sp
sub- from personal knowledge and
'.on. experience, viz , Mrs. P. H. Bro
ed it of Wilson. Pa., who says. "I k
e to- from experience that Chamber!;
each Cough Remedy is far superio
nmg any other. For croup there is i
f the ing that excels it" For Sale
.BOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW
iOSSIP OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD S
Mr. L. T. Hankins. ot Lightfoot.
was in town late last week, and while
here expressed himself as still being
enthusiastic over prospects for cotton
growing in this section. He will j
keep at it and is anxious that others
should take it up.
Mr. Spencer Lane, who has been
in West Virginia, North Carolina and
Southwest Virginia in the interest ot
his West Point oyster packing house,
returned home last week, and reports
a profitable trip. He succeeded in
opening new territory tor the sale of
Williamsburg sent a fair sized re?
presentation to the Yorktoara cele?
bration last Saturday, but tke
threatening weather deterred a num?
ber from attending. Several a
mobile parties went down and report
a most pleasant day's outing. Others
went in carriages and while they did
not travel as fast as the machines,
they had a noless pleasant day of it.
The higher priced big cars are at
last finding their way into Williams?
burg which in the past has clung tc
the lighter and cheaper machine!
because of the heavy roads. Mayo
h.. W. Warburtons handsome nev
Cad ila c reached here last Saturday
through the Person agency and Mr
Person has also ordered one of thi
machines of this manufacture. Th
three highest priced machines i:
town, all of them fine ones, are th
two just mentioned and Mr. Spence
Mr. A. H. Emmerson, who hi
lived just west of town for a yea
has decided to move to his old hom
in the north and is offering all h
personal property for sale.
Mr. I. B. C.ark, of the Norge se<
tion, was in town last Saturday an
brought with him several samples <
his growing of sweet potatoes. M
Clark comes from the Eastern Sho
of Virginia, the greatest potategro*
ing section of the country. He sa;
that sweets grow just as well here
on the Shore, and that a little ere
he put out "for family use,"
him about WO barrels which he
selling readily at $2 per barrel rig
is-1 at home. The kinds that he brcug
here are known as the Jersey Swe.
and Southern Queen, aod they wi
as fine specimens as we have e*t
Kub-My-Tism will cure yau.
WILLIAMSBURG RETAIL MARK
Following are the retail prices p
at the stores tor the products nam
These prices were prevailing yesi
day at 12 o'clock:
Butter, creamery. 3
Butter, country. :
Eggs, per dozen.
Fresh Pork, lb 1
Beef, best cuts....
Oats, per bu. !
Corn, per bu
Apples, native, bbl.
For the past few weeks eggs o
been scarce on the local market. ?
prices (retail) four to five ?
higher tuan the Richmond ma i
There is a good local demand
eggs, fowl, fresh meats and
all kind. The farmers know *.
they are receiving in the stores
week for their produce, we do
But those who have to sell are sn
above what the Williamsburg
aumcrs have to pay for what
Sic k headache ii caused by a
ordered stomach. Take Cham
ioth-,Iain's Tablets and correct that
by| the headaches will disappear.
sale by all daalers.
HE JAMES CITY EXHIBIT (
IR. SLAUSON GIVES ACCOUNT OF
idaor The Gaze
I agreed to report to you on the
outcome of our exhibit at the State
Pair, but up to this time have been
The James City exhibit. I am
pleased to say. was st least 40 per
cent, better than it was last vear n
spite ot the severe drout".
was due in a great measure to e
assistance of sor.e of the citizens of
our county, and I wish here to ti
them for their cooperation in this
very important work.
I reel safe in saying that the effect
of this exhibit alone anil more than
compensate the county for all that
has been expended To some of
you this may appear to be an c ?
geration. but if they had been there
and heard th* words of praise ?*
oy those who at one time were
zens of this old county, and had
seen the special pains and pride thev
took in informing me of the fact,
I pleasant memories, if they
could have seen, the interest that
? was manifested by the peo;
i in our county and'the way that they
r would linger around the booth, and
heard several inquiries thal
were made be people from th -
. west and other sections of the cour
e try that were at the fair to see wha
r we raise in the line of farm produce
D they would not question this state
t lt was amusing to hear peop'<
from counties that are not repre*>e- *
s ed by the "demonstration work*
r. inquiring for their own county ea
ie hibit. Upon being informed thi
is the people in their county wer
behind the times and therefore Inc
represented at the fair, it wou.
id make you smile ail over to see tb
? disgusted look in their faces an
hear the comments that they wou!
x**e about their countv supervisor
Many -i that they wo.
that they were represented nc:
year. People from all over ti
state are coming to realize the a
vantages to be trom tb
I have had my eyes open part
toe -..me v*?r...e at the fair and ha
noted a few facts. Gae or these ic
was most noticeable was *.
counties that have been in this wc
the longest are the tartherest ahea
The reason is apparent. Anotr
was the self interest that was tan
by some citizens from ot]
counties to matte their home com
exhibit the best. I saw men co
to the fair on the Saturday betor
opened and tell thsir agents that
they were lacking in any thing tl
would go home at once and see t
it was sent. It made me feel t
some of the people down my a
were a little slow in grasping the
portance ot this work
The people that take such a d
interest in this work know that tt
is no better way to advertise t
county tuan by exhibiting their i
at the state fair, where people f:
all sections ot this great coui
gather, looking in to our adyanti
and noting the products of our '
They realize the fact that it this
i hibit is the means of bringing
good settler into their countv l
have been well repaid for their
forts. They know '.that the
interest aroused in their own pe
means netter farming, better hoi
and eventually more revenue to
j spent in better roads and schi
derived by increased taxatioc
kber- improved propel ty that was as
iQ(i time hardly worth being taxe
I (C^unusd oe pen 2)
ii URAL THOUSAND PED'
AND HEAR SPEECH
W thin a few feet of thc spot
vh<r re Cornwallis surrendered to tu
J**orge Washmgtor. and facing
rated Nelson house, in wmch
ne terms ot that event were penned,
jusand persona gathered
ase Saturday afternoon at Yorktown
raVaacaSj tne one hundred ano
trsary ot the sur?
er of Lord Cornwallis an :
I to Gen. George Washington.
?.aander-in-cnie: of the Ame:
n.y never in the history of
ion was held, was a more
(tame given anr.
- spent a mc
rat-an so mucn to the American peo
pie The day broke with hcav*.
-I0.1 .Lere was i
ama. but thi
hy noon the his
Mis a scene ot su:
and animat-a burna:
Out in tbe
?"unboat Nat at ooo;.
.nine p.antc: tera! Mu.s. aoc
-.ne tug. Keno, an ?
Monroe with thc Fourtn Unite*..
Sutts artillery oana ana two com*
rs of heavy coast artillery ?*
:amc to participate in ine cxer
McDonald Lee ana a pu ty wt yotana,
people from Irvington came ra
otate oyster boat, wbilc the h.i
was weil dotted wita baafe
.rom Gloucester caunty and otnc
points along York rival ie sa
aka ba v. Yorktown was in
use homes I oerng
gs and bum
siana w i a*iin tn
smb.ems ot tne Ur.
fr rom I
e .tors spent tne tune sign
I jv mg the points <
neat around tne town so I
a historical spots. Provtsioi
are ot toe visitors wc
raole and tne aces an
Ll saw tn it none wet.
aungry. wane many brougnt basac
c most tempting viands and e
;oyed them from tne yards and riv
Shortif arter 1 o'clock thc para
was formed and marc ned aroa
town. Tne parada was beaded I
the Fourth Artistry oand. and
.ne co.umns were the Seveu
ana One Hundred and Son
companies ot coast y tn
Fort Monroe, under command
r Bunaer. Then came t
companies ot sailors trom ti. i
tollowed bv persoos on hor
bmi.*. Senator Swanson. Ur Sii
and the other guests reviewed
parade from the porch ot the ho
of Conway Shields; and toe soldi
and sailors were aoerallv a*,
oy thc crowd, which admired
splendid young fia* n ter s
and navy. Ine music Oy the Foi
.Artillery band was Ouc ot tne .cati
of the occasion.
iclf. [ At the conclusion of the march
column proceeded to toe speak
a*, stand where the crowd had a.rc
ot gathered and where Major He
>0ljt Reed Hatfield, ot Washington.
i on president of the society, announ
one \ that the exercises acre to begin.
d at \ Major Hatfield lauodaceo F
- William Reata Scott, chaplain
I Fart Moaraa, who made the ia**;
' SURRENDER DAY
'LE WITNESS P'GUNT
IES AND MUSIC.
oat. rn toe abaSaeace ot Kev. Gworg*
washingtoa Daaac. S. I. D.. eiato
aa ot use society, wno mmt asetae
j cou** tiosm aVaaninafTon. Laassp
aaa **>coa saud a moat Pf eu rai
>ia>cx. waiaja waa uitoa wita pain
ec cxpr**ssiOiit ot tnaaMtatnam ie
riim tur giving staca a govtr?sat
B me *r*i*Qcr*ca\n peopae.
Major Hauiciai mea dchves-ed a
mort so ureas io woicn ac
mc visitors to Yoratown aa
jt me ni?tor*cal society and aa
asssaon muooiaccd Ur. c. *-?
outoxy ia Waa. Ff
a akaroa ina, aa tot rurst
?>pc**tcx ot tue ii.ciaovr*).
a a a*an oi wtssvdex
.ai* Itnowicugc. .cad aaa nearers
.nx^Uajn aiatoxy .10m Ute tune oi
.ac rci?n ot ucor^c IO io usc ncaa
tat toe suxrenocr .wau**, da*
me aval oa 'Wtat
*uj?D Mea tie saud the
Wau SOOUad aOOVUd OM Qavc *W*U*a
nailed icv j.auajuary. as ii waa a owl
1.UC iCadlug OMS Ot *afl0a*atl
-cc agaaaai mc ciue ox vieoigc III
?cared mat Cont
I waa uoi ia ?yutt*a*ay wita tne
mmt. tlc Uasrcrjr a**xcutcd ina
a] luc army ncc -aaa oaf
ntnaiia tioai u*e aaa*, six.
..auu. wuiwa at Uaci u-ac waa
-fia>*aUc. a**d moen to
*u oxu.k uut me wax aa
aaa n.xjuwu wes mi oea ra oar, tte
-caa ox me
***aaac aaa orougat ?rccaoua to
sa LtCOb/iC au a gicauy
.'UUwC lu aT.CluUa' uic govcxzuxaeai ll
ac* ie?-c-v*>vi a great
fatal .a-iodsrd tua
.?\ricr lue rMOd had
, .uavn. -i?a.
ustl I me nae ot
...... I jisioca te
. rn order io oreaat toe
? m tua
en me band payed Stat
et _ . daUiUC.
Inc exercises ciosed with Uta
aa mc ocacaa?.uwu ociug i
> -aUa OCUO.
oy jrge. Va.. Octooer. ii, 1912
? ?.af. J. xi. Jraiaoe spe*.t
W aud Moaday ia Noxtoi*.
'th jar. L.umc r**.u**c.
*m tax. W. L.. xiuui weam
o? yesuroay. Mr. Haat oas
mt jae ai ms sawn*. I die umoer
to* ol Mr. J. ti. Noaa, ead will be
?*** .cady to saw ia a snort waua.
"*| Miaaea trksaic aad ataxy htu.o*
t^e j H I spent Muuday acre with
parents. Mr. ana Mrs, Jolla
Misses Miauie Flatten haa gosse to
.Vot fumi to vuit lix. aad Mrs.
Mia* Coast* ace Fcatoe, oi Nco
Orat. ia vumug ocr iiifai. Mra. M.
Mass -*t*xdie Ki*maxc>aoa. who hat
cen vmung her sinter. Mrs. H. M.
lMau, at HoUy wcoa. Md., hal re?
Mr. Cafl Andcxsoa is at
comparing ot aot taeiaaajj
a*cwpoxt MaWi a*a.a aot aaa
uglCC *1 Ui l*a?Tl.
Mi. S. F. **-irry waa ia