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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE.
Established 1736 bv William Parka First to Publish tha Declaration of Independence* W. 0* Johnston, tdbtat end
VOL.175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (NewSeries.) WO. 35 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. JANUARY 23. 1913. fl SO HIR TXA*
NEXT FARMERS' JUICl
HELD ON SATl
THE COMMITTEE ADOPTS Tl
EACH MONTH AS PERM
The Farmers' Auction committee ~
of the Williamsburg Business .Asso?
ciation met at The Gazette office
Tuesday night, all members being
present. The last auction was dis?
cussed in many phases and the
?conclusion was that it was an unqual?
ified success. The sale totaled about
$600, as against less than $250 for
the first -sale.
In compliance with the expressed
wish of the farmers in their business
meeting Saturday morning, the
committee tenatively adopted the
monthly plan of holding auctions,
and fixed the day requested by tne
?farmers, naming the second Saturday
ira the month. This wil give only
? short time for preparation for the
next auct'on, but in view ot the fact
that in order to adopt the second
Saturday as the fixed day for the
sales it will be necessary to make
the -period short some time, it wss
thought best to do it now instead of
waiting till later in the veai. The
Association will not meet till the
second Friday in February and the
committee thought it best to go
ahead with the plans for the next
sale, expecting to get the approval
of the Association when it meets.
The attention of the committee
-aras called to certain interruptions of
thc sale Saturday by -persistent
"camp followers." who made their
presence disagreeable not only to
would-be purchasers, but also to the
committee and the auctioneer. One
or two men followed up the auction?
eer, asking questions and comment?
ing on every sale made. This wil
not be tolerated in the future, and ii
will be well for those loud mouthec
individuals to learn to be silent, il
they do not care to bid. However
the order maintained at the sale wa
commendable and there are no com
plaints other than the one madi
above.
It was also decided to have
raised platform for the use of th
auctioneer at the next sale, and
better way of displaying the article
offered. Capt. Maynard has bee
vcry generous in extending free c
charge the use of the hotel lot fe
thc sales, and his generously wi
be imposed upon until other arrang<
meats can be made. The next sa
will be held in the same place.
The attention of the committi
-was called to criticism ot "b
bidding," and in so far as the coe
mittee is concerned, this phase <
thc auction has been abolishe
Hereafter, all articls offered at the
auctions will be sold to the highe
bidder and the regular commissi
charged on ali sales. These sal
are intended to be bona fide and -a
bc insofar as the committee is cc
cerned.
.Arrangements were made i
having lunch served at the next sa
Those attending will be able to j
cure -sand tn ch es and coffee, a
?good fresh oysters in the shell at i
amie grounds, at a reasonable prici
Ira order to have articles advertise
the*, should be listed and sent
The Gsiette office not later tl
Friday, March 31. Of course a
des not advertised will be recer
op to the last moment on the da j
aak. We advise all who will h
?Oaraathiag to sell to send their
im sc that it can be printed on
potten, thai letting the public -kr
what will be offered.
fUatmbtr. that t t next sale
tl ll o'ciocJc, t. m.. eb
[ION TO BE
IRDAY, FEBRUARY 8
HE SECOND SATURDAY IN
ANENT AUCTION DAY
on Siturday. Feb- 8. A business
meeting wiil be held at IO o'clock ir,
the courthouse. From ll to 1 live
stock and farm implements will be
sold. Recess of an hour for lunch
will be taken, and at 2 o'clock fowl,
household goods and all small arti?
cles wiil be disposed of. Tne ladies
are especially invited to attend in
the afternoon, as they are interested
in the fowl and household goods.
The usual commission of three per
cent, will be charged and ali articles
entered will be sold.
CANNERY AT TOANO
TO GET BUSY
The D. W. Marston & Sons Can?
ning Factory at Toano will be bus)
rext summer if the farmers of tha
section will allow it They want tc
contract for some 200 acres of toma
toes and lima beans and will pay ai
high prices as the market will afford
There has been trouble in past year
to get the prcduce. In fact th
plant has beer, handicapped for lad
of support on the part of the fat
n-ers. It has a capacity of som
20,000 cans per day which, as
apparent, is some buster
Williamsburg, it is said, woul
kin to have the Marston peop
move the plant here. It has bec
suggested that room for it at tr
knitting mill might be secured, or
case the machinery is removed, pa
of the building would hold tl
canning machinery beautiful!
Tuen there are two fine artesi;
wells that would furnish the wat
supply When in town Tuesda
the Gezette asked Warren Marsti
if he thought his people wou
move the plant here. He said th
it was a Toano institution and wh
busy paid about $100 a week
w-os**. not counting the hundreds
dollars that went to the farme
and he would not like to see t
plant leave his native town. Ho
ever, he said, it was up to the f
mers of James City to decide 1
matter,
This would indicate that if
farmers around there do not supp
the plant and put forth an effort
supply it with vegetables, it is o
a question of time when it is lost
them. It is probable that the c
nery could easily secure 200 or .
acres of tomatoes and beans he
It would be given a hearty welcoi
se
While the price the cannery p
?st
is not fancy, it is a constant th
and may be counted upon from *y
es
rill
:or
?ta
le?
nd
-he
c.
td,
to
ian
rti
ted
'Oi
ave
list
to year to take such crops and
cash for it. The more the fara
raise for it the mors money paid
for wages and the more the p
will consume. It is bringing i
money into Toano and James I
and the farmers will get their si
of the benefit,
If Toauo and James City will
take hold and support the cann
Williamsburg is sure to go after
Mrs. A. R. Tabor, of Cri
Mo., had been troubled with
headache for .about five years, w
she began taking Chambcrl;
Tablets. Sae has taken two bc
of them and they have eui ed
*?*??* | Sick headache is caused by a
ordered stomach tor which 1
tablets.are especially intended.
them, get well aad stay well,
by ?UdMitn.i
10W
will
vp
DEATH RATE IS VEUY LOW
A REMARKABLE RECORD BOTH IN
TUE CITY AND COUNTY
According to the report an made
out by City Health Officer King, in
compliance with the new law on vital
statistics, the death rate in Williams
burg is remarkably low. Especially
is this true as .o the whites, which
ihows only two deaths within the
past year. Among the colored
race the rate was much higher, but
still very low being onlv eleven.
But not only is the death rate low,
but the birth rate is likewise far be<
low normal. Only eleven whiu
children were born here curing th*
year 1912. to thirteen colored. Tht
total gain in population to the white
was nine, but to the colored onb
two. This is a remarkable state
ment. If the same average contin
ues for eight more years when th
next census is taken, the whit
population wi.l have increased oni
about 73 and the colored about sis
teen.
In James City county the net gai
by births over deaths has been ool
two. The total for the countv. bot
races, are: Births 40; deaths 38. B
districts tbe records show the to
towing:
Jamestown district ?Births, li
deaths. 12.
I! Powhatan district?Births, 1;
c Idea tha,
Stonehouse district?Births, si
deaths, 5.
It will be seen from the above th
the death rate in Powhatan ex_e
the birth rate by three. In Ston
house, tbe birth rate exceeds t!
death rate by only one. In Jam*
town there were four more birt
than deaths. At this rate in sev
more years James City's po,
will increase only about 16. nie
y. people are brought in by the im:
in gration route.
er Unfortunately for Williamsbui
y, in the report is included the deal
->n at the Eastern State Hospital. L
ld less some distinction is made betwc
at the city's death rate and that at I
en hospital, in other words unless tr
in are in some manner separated,
of may go out to the world that V
rs, liamsburg's death rate is 63 instc
he ot only 13., The death rate at
w- hospital, in a population of ab
ar- 700 was 50 last year.
[he It is probable that there were rn
births than those returned by
health.officer, as returns may
have been made in some cases,
colored population, which.is proi
in some cases have failed to rei
births. lt is not probable
deaths have bee overlooked in
reports.
the
ort
: to
cly
I to
an
SOC
ire.
ne.
ays
ling
'ear
pay
lers
out
la nt
new
3ity
larc
not
ery.
it.
DR. BENNETT IS SUPERINTEND
der,
sick
rhen
lin's
ittles
her.
dis*
iiese
Try
The State Board of Education
last week appointed Dr. H. U. 1
nett, supervising principal of
Williamsburg public schools,
head of the William and Mary
partment of education, as div
superintendent of schools of this
to succeed the Kev. M. J. Ho<
resigned. Dr. Bennett will fil
the unexpired term, which ends
July.
Dr. Bennett took the oath of c
last Monday in the clerk's offia
is now discharging his duties,
receives a salary of $.200 per an
Mr. H. D. Cole, clerk of the
school board, has been acting sui
tendent for several weeks.
Persons troubled arith p
paralysis are often very much
fited by massaging the ati
parts thoroughly when ape
Chamberlain's Liniment. Tai
Sold 1 meat also relieves rluux&auc i
I For Mia by ali dmtkrt.
HAPPENINGS OF THE WEEK
GOSSIP Of THE NEIGHBORHOOD
BOILED DOWN
John Parsons and wite have told t
acre tract of land in Jamestown
district to Andrew Peterson for $50.
Common wea th's Attorney N.'L.
Henley was in Mathews county in
attendance upon court this week.
The Williamsburg Chapter
Daughters of tne Confederacy made
the old veterans, who are patients at
the hospital, happy Monday by
feasting them on fruits and confec?
tions and stuffing their pockets full
of good tobacco. The old "boya"
were ucignty glad to see their good
friends and it is unnecessary to say.
received them most cordially.
Mrs. Miles was in Norfolk the first
of the week where she went to bid
her husband. Lieut. A H. Miles, of
the US S. Castine, goodbye,
Lieut. Miles has gone south with his
squadron to remain several months
Mr. D. S. Jones, of Newport News,
was atrung the prominent out-ot*
town ii.cn who came here last Satur?
day t j attend the Farmer's Auction
? urse, Mr Jones is simply cominj
back home when he visits Williams
burg but hts friends are always de
lighted to see his smiling face. H<
throughly enjoys the auctions anc
meeting the people, for he is ii
sympathy with all movements tha
stand for bette things for his peopl
and his state. He was sorely dis
appointed over the failure of an oh
tashioned oyster cart to appear i
M for lunch Saturday, but th
committee has already arranged fe
that end of the entertainment nej
time, having him especially in minc
Mr. J. F. Kernochac. ot New Yorl
was in town on business the first <
the week.
Hans Hansen, of Scranton, Pa
has sold a 30 acre tract near Fii
Forks to Howard Hamer, of Sun
the price paid being $400.
T. A. Williams, a young Richmot
attorney, was in Williamsburg <
business at the courthouse Tuesda
Attorney Frank Armistead was
Richmond this week on legal bu
ness.
Mumps and measles are maki
lire miserable for those William a
| Mary students who have thus 1
escaped the maladies. One or V
patients are now in the infirm*]
quite sick, but not dangerously ill
The regular monthly busiai
cot meeting of the E. & C. A. was h<
rhe
fie.
?ort
that
the
c
:.e
ns
cn
Ml
ta?
ren
tba
icy
it
rad
the
out
ore
the
ia the public l.brary Tuesday
BINNS HALL NEWS
late
and
'de
ision
city
aver,
1 out
B.nn's Hall. Va., Jan. 17?1
pupils and patrons of our school i
hold and "Old Maids' Auction'
[NT the school building on Monday,
20th of this month. There will
le cream and caste for saie.
nope to raise enough to get a co
the I ing outfit for tht girls, as we h
gottea a set of tools for the bc
Mrs. Vallie Walker and li
daughter spent Tuesday of
week in Richmond.
Mr. Frank Avery killed tl
wild turkeys this week. Oae
t a very fine gobbler.
Miss Laura Graves is spent
several days with Miss Emily t
ter.
Misses Hattie Graves and 1
Southall were visitors at Cot
Grove the past week.
Misses E ialy Huxtcr and I
Graves spent tne weekend at ii
wood Forest.
Dr, and Mrs. Ashton Han
and little son have been spec
several days at the latter'i par
Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Binns.
iffice
tand
He
num.
i city
rcr.L
?ftMH
bene
ected
ii y ing
s Uni
paint.
Mr. Erick E. Skaro has ren
hooke from a short stay in MkaW
Mr. Skaxo mys the a-eaUur oat
SECOND FARMERS' Al
PROVED AN Ul
TDE SECOND SATUBDAY
FOI DOLDINC I
The second Farmer's Auction sala**]
proved a great success^ both as to!
the a mourn of sales aad at-f-e-o-daace*
S.7 eminenvy successful -was it. that
che suction has become a permanent
institution and hereafter will be held
on a fixed day monthly, namely, aa
the second Saturday. No matter
what the state of the -weather may be
or the quntity of stuff offeree!, every*
body may understand that the sala
? take p ace on thc day settled
upon.
Saturday opened cloudy aad arartr?
and rain set io at an early hour
This state of tbe westher kept many
country people, as areli as the -women
ot the city, from attending, and it
probably prevented some from bring
ing their consignments. However,
there was plenty of everything anti
- -aired hard wore oa the part ol
Auctioneer Ware to get through ix
time for the out-ot-town visitors tl
catch the first fast tram for home.
The sale lot presented an animates
appearance from early morning til
late in the afternoou. There was al
most every conceivable article o
common use among the ?farmer**
There were farm implements of ai
kinds, good, bad and indiffereni
milk cows, young calves, shoat:
fowl of various grades and kind
household good, harness, wagon
buggies, pones snd cart, searing ail
chines, wood. hay. etc. Of coun
there aras junk, but most of it an
bought by somebody snd will be <
use to them. The cheaper artic!*
were bought in some cases by colon
small farmers who will bc abie
use the articles to advantage on the
little farms. I: it only afforded
medium of exchange of articles, tl
id 1 sale -was worth all it cost the publi
Live stock and fowl always s
well. In some cases not the best a
brought for 'ear the prices woti
not be right, but thc time is corni
when the buyers from cities will
here snd this will enable the tarm<
to not only sell the stock that th
bring, but assure them thc marl
price. This is the end for which
auction was established
The joint business meeting sch
uled for 11 o'clock at thc courtbo
11 -was not held till an hour later i
then -was mot well attended. Hi
ever, it showed that there were a :
men from the country and town i
were in earnest about the sales i
["he I wanted to sec them a continued i
?cess. President Spencer, of
Business Association, called the m
mg to order and the object was sta
Mr. Mouquin offered a resoiu
fixing the second Saturday, begu
at ll o'clock a. m.. with a busii
meeting at 10, as tbe pw ai saan I
for the auction, and thc Brar-ni
Association was requested to ax
this day.
There eras some discussion om
advisability of the Auction Com
tee's employing a permana*****
uoneer. Mr. L. W. Roberts offcri
resolution to that effect Mr. S
soo offered a substitute allowina;
committee to employ am amelia
as it thought best from sale to
The substitute prevailed.
Thc meeting laid emphasis ea
value of business meetings and 1
after an effort will be made to
these meetings at the hoar na
10 o'clock, giving ample time a
cuss questioaw of unportance b
the aak opens. It is tba ia*enti
open trna rnhm ttwammtry at ll o'
mian those wto with lo etta*
I IkM^Ma* aaaa a-aa*alla*aaTB ajfaaa-aal#i Waaaai
wyari m aauani ewPNB mi
DC
y
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si?
ll
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will
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the
bc
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UGT10N SALE
4QUAUF1ED SUCCESS
IN EAU MINTI RIO
FOTUIEUIB
3
further
a sale ia ?ade. Tba
boca very fortunate
oat of tba hotel kal. Cape Mayaard
without a ccat of coat, for
those interested ara vary
Holdcroft. Va.. Jaa. 21?Taa ad*
dress of Miss Ella Agnew oa Teee
day evening last, waa mach ami ay ad
bv a large aadicoce. Miss Agaew.
who is i ijnimii with tha Ucind
States Department of Agncaitare.
is thoroughly masaiamat *nm hs*
subject aad ins patted -atwell informa?
tion o
giris.
Aa 'OW alaid'i Aaction*
bald at Binns Hall amt aajat.
of tha spinsters did aot aaO -tar
real worth bat thc
forded
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ell
?. this section. Maay arc. s arc not
as
a* affording any watrr.
Mr. A. E. Wentwortb. a. Mama.
^ is caroo* ship timber in -mm n etina
Revs. W. Aa ??rtlbam and &
F. Keawnau trill anmmaamt f%lp*w
next Sun-nay-monHng. Mr. Kobaaaoa
preaching at Micah and Mr. McAl
Hstcr at Mt Pleasant.
Many aaad are betnf caambt on
thc upper Caiefea-bamiay. Tbis ia
rather annsuai for iaaa eaaaaa aad ia
causing term com cecal aaaeaw, -Sab?
er mea bare.
A -water fa-nine ls tbi aa saned in
ers
ey
set
tba
ed
use
ind
?w
few
rho
tad
-mm
mai
ian
day
ivpt
tba
mit
MR. WICKRE WILL
INCREASE OUTPUT
John Wickre. a f am man ago put
in a snail canning -amatory Ob bia
fara near Fart Magruder. Ha
operand it himself win tbe help af
a few bandi and to socccsttal was ba
tbnt ba began n binni* Wot autput.
Last sanaoa ba employed about fif?
teen banda Tba ban part al il it
tbat Mr. Wick-re's product baa ann
tion ba sold JOO caeca* and tba local
merchants coo* bold oi bli
So great is tbe demand tbnr be anil
namma bit
plant. He amata lo mill? for
abort 25
will cnn tbat ?tg amble only. * Hit
total acraage oriU te aboac m-s* w,
bera -o
bil bis orders ami bit
auc
nga
ilnts
:thc
? Ha
sold bia
it bas ban said by
bis tomatoes tbat thar ??? tm best
oa <be marbet. Tba pint mill no
doubt grow mn a large
? tba
hold
med,
I d
onto
dock
adas
rani
Here isa remedy
colo. Wbr
money experiaaeaun-g ween wow ena
get a preparation tbat ana won t
world-wide Ftputebon by bi cnaa
apon? Ittt
I CsattbMbaVl
nd ito otosmmemt nb
to Mk by ai

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