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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE.
Established 1/36 by William Parks First to Publish tha Declaration of IndepenJence* W. C Johnston. Editor and Pub^aher
%VOL. 175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 38 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. FEBRUARY 13. IQ. $1 50 PER YatAft
JUDGE TYLER CONVE
FEBRUARY TERM OF
ATTENDANCE SMALL AN!
MAKES FEW INDIC1
Judge D. Gardiner Tyler convened'
Court here Monday morning for the
regular February term, and although
this was a regular jury term, the at?
tendance was light. The grand jury
only returned two presentments, both
against R. W. Boyd, colored, who is
charged with non-support of his wife
and child, and for asasult upon bis
srife. Julia Boyd. This is tbe second
time Boyd, who claims to be a
preacher, has been presented for
A number of chancery cases oc?
cupied the attention of court Tues?
day, among them being the case of
Taylor against Potts
Tuesday the case of Bucktrout
and others against Sheriff Walker
Ware and E. W. Warburton was
argued by attorneys. In this case
Sheriff Ware is being sued on his
official bond ior less than $300, Mr
Warburton being his bondsman
The case grew out of a horse deal ir
which it is alleged the sheriff impro
periy levied on the animal, makins
him liable for the amount sued for
Henley, Garnett & Hall representec
the complainants and B. D. Peach:
and S. O. Bland, of Newport News
? the defendants.
Attorneys T. A. Williams and F
VV~ ff 'afIlia ol Kichgu?d? +%**
tied Tuesday morning to practice i
Among the visiting attorneys i
this term of court were Judge Syc
ney Smith, of Yorkrown; Hoi
M. H. Barnes and T. N. Harris, c
New Kent; S. O. Bland, of Newpo
News, and F. N. Hubbard, of Wa
(Continued on page 5.)
ARRANGED FOR THE
Tbe Auction Committee of t
Business Association s**tt at T
Gazette office Tuesday night to ta
stock of last Saturday's sale and
arrange for the next auction wni
will be held here, rain or shine.
Saturday. March 8. beginning at
o'clock. There will be no recess
intermission for dinner, but the a
will continue right through till eve
thing is sold.
It was ascertained that last Sat
day's sale amounted to just a li
over $200. That looks small cc
pared arith about $600 for the sea
sale. However, this is accouc
for by the shortness of the time
tween sales, and the fear that h
would come of the decision by
committee to cut out by-bidding
It was ascertained that the c
missions amounted to enough to
fray all costs of the sale, and
committee allowed the charge
three per cent, to stand, belie
that that would be ample.
The hst for publication will c
at 12 o'dock on Saturday. Marc
Those who want their articles ac
. tised arc Irespectf ully requestei
hand them or mail them to the e
of this paper before March 1.
erything entered must be sold a
highest bid and ao reservations
bc allo-wed. It will thoa be ai
stood that the people who con
buy are guaranteed that wb
offered il intended to bc sold,
bid ia by the owner.
Tell your neighbor about thc
?ala aod try to have some arti
fail. Hive U idvartiatd to **v
NES THE REGULAR
THE CIRCUIT COURT
I REGULAR GRAND JURY
WN1S THIS TERM
public may know what wiil bc of?
fered. Already a cumber of valuable
articles are in for the next aale
Send io the list row, do not wait till
it ia too late to advertise it.
BINNS HALL NEWS
Binns Hall. Va.. Feb 12?Mr. 0.
P. Binns had the misfortune of los?
ing his barn list Thursday night by
fire. Two horses, three pigs and,
about five tons of hay were burned.
But for the timely help of neighbors
in keeping the flames from the out?
buildings between tbe store and the
barn they would have been burned.
Mr. aod Mrs. C. L. Babcock of
this place are spending several days
with the latter's brother. Dr. W B.
Widgens. oo the Elstern S'rore.
Miss Emily Huxter. of Cottage
Grove, spent the week end with Mrs.
Frank Avery at Sherwood Forest.
Mrs Fletcher Harwood speu'
several days last week in Richmooc
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Stanlej
Mr, J. C. Hughes made a bus:oes:
visit to Claremont Monday of las
Mrs. MacGinley. of Richmond
taat beer?etabAht bet brother a*! Cot
tage Grove for several davs.
We are gUd to report t hat iitti
Miss Bertha Hughes, one of th
pupils of this school, who has bee
sick for tbe past week, is ltnprovioi
TO CELEBRATE THE DAY
GOOD HOPE SCHOOL NEWS
At Five Forks pub'ic school c
the night of February 21. a Wasl
ington's Birthday celebration will \
held, followed by a box social.
short programme has been arrange
, for the occasion and a cordial invit
fl tion is extended everybody.
It is expected that Supt. VV.
Coggir and Miss Agnew, head of tl
nc state domestic science work, will
nc present and make short address*
It is hoped a'.so on this occasion
10 organize a girls' canning club,
ale Dash. Va. F--b. 7?Our roll
ry- honor for January is. Ellis Bingl<
j Edith Bingley, Aubrey Crump. E
ur- Bingley, Urcel.e Bos weil. Evei
ttie j Bingley. Bernard Clark, and Bern
and I Miss Cieaton visited us on i
ted ; Friday She gave us quite an in
oe-? esting talk on school fairs and
arm tomato club.
the One of our pupils. Virginia Sla
has been sick, but we are gla<
om- hr*a- she is much better.
de-1 Our School Club will hold
the regular meeting the 14th of Eel
? of try. All the patrons are invited
ving their presence will encourage
I Our progamme will be short
Supt and Mrs. VV. B. Co
visited us last Thursday. Wc
always glad to see them, and
like rebuckling our armor and d
better work, after a talk trom
Examinations are over, and
a few of us were unfortunate,
Mr, and Mrs. James Boswell
little son, WiHis. cf Newport N
are visiting relatives and fiien
this community. Tbey will r
home next week.
Mr. G. W. Bingley returned 1
A NEW JERSEY VIEW
COULD NOT RENT k VIRGINIA
Camden, N. J.. Feb. 8th
Edtor The Gazette:
I am taking the liberty to write
your at this time because of six
words that I saw in an item in your
paper, The Virginia Gazette, and
they are found in the article under
the heading "Panning Another
Colonizing Scheme." They are these
words, "a thing devoutly to be
Mr. Editor, I have made two trips
into your state to try to find a home
for myself and family and have failed,
and the reason I have failed is to be
found in another article on the
editorial page of the same issue
Jan. 23rd. 1913 ' which I am sendind
in this letter marked for your special
There are thousands of acres of
good land in your state that are idle
and the owners will not rent it to any?
body, so they have told me. They
say when asked to rent, "we don't
want any tenants, we want to sell."
Then they ask a price in many cases
entirely too high for the amount of
cleared land they have and talk ol
the timber as if that ares of mon
value than all the clear land. Bu
they fail to point out a way for i
man to make a living while he i:
clearing his land and getting his firs
crop ready for sale. Just think o
a man having to buy 300 acres ii
--SMBPko ec\ 50 k
pay $5,000 to $10,000 for it an
half cash at that. Then have to bu
teams, tools, feed and live 3 to
months before he can get any return:
say nothing about seed and fertiliz<
and transportation to the farm. 1
you will look at the fact as it is yo
can see why you have run doa
farms and farm buildings going i
iuin. I can buy a 3 story brick hou:
of nine rooms here in this city fi
$2,000 to $2,500 with a payment i
$50J cash and have ten to tweet1
years to pay balance in and it is
good repair. That is why good m
-will not come. I will be glad to rc
a farm of 100 acres to 100 acres
clear land that can be rented reasc
ably, and for a term of years 3 to
in a respestable, healthy location.
There is one thing that I notic
in a part of your state that I was
A great many ot the men drank mi
or less and that all along the road
both sides that I traveled there w<
rum bottles scattered all along i
way, which is a very bad sign
find and it does not point to h
morals, but I found on the other t
the opposite which was very grati
ing to me. Now. Mr. Editor, I
not trying to say anything thi
think you do not already know,
you devoutly wish to get pec
to come to your section land I
lieve you do; you must give thc
j to | chance to come and then a chane
make good when they get there.
the way to do that I think is to
or sell them farms at a reason;
figure and then help them by gi
the necessary he.p otherwise
they may need and not sec tJ
come and spend their last dollar
you and then you look on and
them starve out and move a wa j
the lack of help. Now I see
you have canneries wanting me
contract tomato acreage. 1 hat 1<
good and it should receive a pro
response. The canners here *ui
seed and in some places plant
the farmers to help them. Try
plan. Look up some of the colt
ing schemes of Al beru, N.
and j Canada, they seem to be doing |
CWJ j work and meeting arith much sue
Hoping you will receive this 1
in thc spirit in which it is wi
that of a*in*duess. and hoping
some day I may have thc pie
of teeing you, I am, yours ainc<
John. H. Robina*
HAPPENINGS OF THE WEEK!"
GOSSIP OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
The I argea*, bog en record in this
section was sold bvW. B. Burns to
a local butcher last week. It was
two years old and dressed 458
Mrs. B F. Wolfe and little daugb.
ter, Dorotny, are visiting relatives in
Staunton and wil! be away a couple
H. W. Dana, through his attorney
last week filed sui: agaiost G. C
Schmidt tc recover the sum of $360
| for commission claimed in a recent
real estate deal. An attachment was
also filed against any fui.ds Schmidt
may have in the local banks. Mr.
S-hmidt recently so with's"
m rear W:.liamsb"rg. a: d Mr
Dana, who ii a real estate a,
claims that h- was the cause of the
sale, and entitled to commission.
J. W. Clements, ot Haistead's
Point, who has been undergoing
treatment at a hospital, has returned
to his hone much improved ii.
Mayor E W Warburton returned
from a short vuit to New York City.
There wul be special music ai
Bruton Paiish church each Sunday
beginning at 7:3 > o'clock. Tht
De which his been held hereto
I at 7:30 will be^in fifteen min
t'utes 'ater(7:45 p. tn J and close a
IO. lasting only 45 minutes a:
former.*" It is hoped that
?aai.l bc *? h3ud to hea.
in the true spirit of worship.
Mr. K. B. Slater, of Toano. eras i
town attending court Monday.
Mr. J. B. Richardson, one of th
leading citizens ot Providence Forg<
I and favorably known here, spex
nday in Williamsburg, attendio
rt and calling on triends. M
chardson has long been a j us tic
the peace at Providence Forj
I his skill and celerity in hand.it
isa that come before him a:
vc equal to Tue One John's.
Dr. Harry R. Kelsey, the Net
port News veterinarian, was calli
to Williamsburg Tuesday to treat
valuable cow, ill with pneumoni
belonging to the hospital.
narriage licen?e was issued
the clerk's office Tuesday to Mr,
R Hicks, ot to wed Miss Virgil
Otey or the Jamrs City couni
. ne bridegroom's age wss given
4 and that of his bride 19.
Mi. H. W. Dickerson, of Sti
the bury. Md . was io town the first
.e week on business at his saw m
at are in operation in mis sectv
Mrs. R. L. Walton and li
fy. daughter spent the week end a
Jr. and Mis. King, being on tl
it 1 way to Norfolk to visit rc ia tn
Mr. Walton, who has been ill au
aonths, is much improved and
ow in .the Retreat for the Si
dq g Richmond.
etoj Mr. W. H. Macon was ca
and home the last of the week by
octinued illness of Mrs. Mac
' I whose condition is critical.
that Pursuant to the call of Presi<
oem I J. B. C. Spencer, the Williams)
with Business Association held a rou
*cc' meeting last Thursday night ins
t^at Friday night, owing to othe
Q to tractions in the city. The attend
x)ks was specially good and the orgai
>mpt tion had just gotten down to s
?nish important work when a general
;s to ution was received from the g
that proprietor of The Palace to a tte
oniz- free show. It broke up the mee
W. but not until much routine busi
great ! had been attended to.
et ter por g sprain yon will find Cl
*-ten, j ber laius Liniment excellent,
that allays the pain, removes the i
?sure ness, and soon restores the pat
-rely* a healthy condition. 25 anc
n. cant bouka for sale bf All Doa
SCHOOL FAIR TO BE B
ITS. KINO EVER I
AT LEAST A THOUSAND V
ON APRU 25
The Peninsula School Fair to bec
held at W liam and Mary College
on April 2 next will be the biggest
event of its kind ever held oo the
-sula and will bring together at
least a thousand pupils and .teachers.
jnr.cipal events will take place
during the day. but at night their
bc held a speaking contest that
promises to be of vast interest to
the pupils at least.
This Fair embraces ail the schools
of five counties, namely. Charles
New K-nt. James City. W B1
Coggin's district, York and Warwick.
?man's district, and the
-.nsbur-a-. Dr. H. E. Bennett'a
The Pear will embrace exhibits oi
school work of all kinds, literary,
industrial, athletic events, lit
contests, pub.ic speaking, compost
There w ll be a big parade witt
a band of music, in which all thi
pupils, teachers and officials presen
will take part. Although the terri
tory is scattered, it is believed tha
the attendance wil' be as large a
expected, and there will ba no las
than a thousand in the parade.
At a meru oe ot fifty teachers hel<
January LO, thc movement io
mittees were appointed to make a
arrangements for the Fair. Tri
erdn is now in press and will b
rradv within a tew days and will lt
mailed to all who wish it. For Ou
SS or other in tor mahon re
so the Fair, address Prot. G, C
Ferguson. Williamsburg, Va.
Ihe people are responding gene
ousty to appea.s tor aid in the u
.ierta*.aa. Organ.z .lions in W
iiamsjurg have taken the matt
under cooaidcrauou and are pl?ah
to lend their assistance in everv wa
The enter tam rue nt ot the visitt
e arnoa*e l tor and their st
mgm wul be made as pleasant
yass.Die. Tue Fair will be an ev.
ot coosideraoie importance, bring
together the people and quicken
the school sp mr.
ENTHUSIASTIC OVEJt AliCTIO
If the Farmers' Auction hac
dozen more men like Mr. H. M
quin, the success of the sales wc
be assured. From the vcry bq
cmg he took hold of the proposi
like a veteran and ia him the ci
mittee tn charge bas had one oi
warmest supporters. He haa t
one of the largest contributors to
auctions, both in morai support
in the things offered for sala.
Last wee* he had live stock. I
ber, hay, etc. His comment oo
sala was: "I goethe prices I a
ed on everything sold, and
were per tec tl y satisfactory. So
am I pleased that at thc Maren
I wiil have more to offer than at
ot the previous sties. I am g
to surprise thc people next tic
And he may be counted upon t
liza-1 hit. Mouqain comes in uss*
ome | the Dusinesa meeting at ten o'ci
iavi- an hour oetore thc sala begins.
***? ! is still s youog man, 74 or 75.
T j hods no trouble to get here c
Lness I His teams start ia beferc him
Ihe and Mrs. Mooqaia drive i
meir leisure, ric is herd ia til
?**_-1 asa that every article is ia
whan thc auction begins an<
cherey, good natured baot
I 50 Mith the croard keeps tha p
?left ia a happy frtaM ai nruad.
IGGEST EVENT OF
IELD ON PENINSUU
ISITOKS EXPECTEi HEBE
FOR THE DAY
feels a|deep interest ta the
of the sales, aad is showing it. Al
every oaa knows, it is aot tbe ai easy
that he is after, bot rather tba ern**
dteaest of doing something far
what he believes ia a good caeee.
l he committee ia
him thst it appreciate
his interest and his
would hardly know bow tu get
without him. It i? to be boped ll
Otb ar l will emulate hts example.
RECENT AMIT ALS AT TIE INK
J. E. Ballard. J M. Ma soc. B. A.
Taliafcrro. C R Dd worth, G. A.
Sinclair. Baltimore. Md. C. J.
Heard. Jos. G. Feviah Jr . O. H.
Baird. F. H. S nith, J. W. Still. J.
Rivecsworken. J no. B Baker. Nor?
folk. Va.; Mrs. J. G. Nicboleon. A.
D. Nicholson. Pittsburg. Pa.; F
B. Wharton. C. W. Hodges. B H.
Grundy. Jr . C. W. Carrington. L.
H. Reapeaa. T. A. Williams. Rich?
mond, Vs.; W. L Psiae. G L.
Boyden. Mr. aad Mn. A. W. Car?
penter. J. D. Oatkosc. Boatoa.
8 Mass , Miss E. K. Titus. GrseetaaWt.
Vt.; Miss Agars G. PiUatd.
d Miss Clare Van Citef. New York
ty: G. M Davis. Bassett. Va ; H.
Sparks. Washington. D C A ~
Ritter. J mr Cerpetfttff S. O.
' Blank. A. r. West. G. L. Thomp*
m seo. Newport News. Va., Wm A.
Bailey, PnUedalphte. Pa. Mr*. F.
E. Bowman. Wsrreatoe Va.; MIHI
Grassell: and. Ohio; W. W.
Ware. Miss E iaa beth Mars
loano. Va.; T. E. Bryant.
burg. Va.; Mies fc Uta Cfcur-A
and. Me ; Miss WUue Camp.
PERRYS ARE NOT
KNOWN ABOUT HERE
The Newport News Daily Press
has the following account ot ai at
tempted suicide. No family by the
name of Perry lives here. Perry
was seen here oo the street, bat did
not say anythiug about having a
Sjber and apparently with all idea
of ending his ii.egooe. M. H. Perry,
the diminutive one-legged maa. who
is alleged to have tried to
suicide by jumping o tai board
the ferry steamer Virginia ia Hamp?
ton Roads Thursday afternooe. wai
arraigned before Justice Bro wa ia tba
Police Court yesterday morning.
Perry told the court that he ia a
?beamaler, having a shop ia bia
uative town. Wai as abos a. Va*, aad
that recently he doodad to aaa
thing of the world. He ossa I
headed for for Williamsburg
ba hal a brother living.
Al the cripple apparently waa al
any soaad aaiad. having recovered treas
aaa tba effects of bia "spree". Jaatfoa
Bro wa said that be wooed kt kian alf
provided ba left i ca as adis td v oar
Williamsburg. This Parry
to do and he lett at 10 o'clock
bia desuoatioa, ia high good bal
aad at peace witb tba
Perry triad io jaaep
from thc Virginia waaia that
waa oe her way troon Norfolk io tail
city Thursday aflat aooa. Ha ia.
moved his woodoo leg aad bad
mounted to tba g-aard rail
grabbed by First QMcat
Launer. On tbe amsai of tbe fer
agpi* ty bera. Mr. Ladf-aec tsrsed tba
tia I w^^an*-*,*^w aas*^ai^o mwms mt rtsm p^Mw^^