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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE
fEstablished 1736 bv William Parke First to Publish the Declaration of Independence. W. C Johnston. Editor and PabMe-her
j VOL.175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 47 W1LUAMSBURG. VA.. APRIL 3 !<*- 11.50 PBS TSsfaJt
LIST OF PRIZES FOR
INDICATIONS ARE THAT I
lit ATTENDANCE. Ll
The indications are that the first
Pet ir.sula School Fair, which will
be held st Williamsburg on April
25. will be s successful one in every
pirticulsr. Tne people throughout
the five counties sre manifesting
considtrsble interest in it. ss sre the
citizens of Williamsburg. The fair
will embrace wbst is probsbly s
Urger and more scattered territory
than has ever participated in s
school fair in Virginia, snd it is ex?
pected thst it will bring together the
people of the Peninsuls in s more
thoroughgoing way than has any
event iq recent vesrs.
The list of contests and exhibits
is more vsried than has ever been
offered elsewhere. The exhibits of
scnoolwork wiil be displayed at the
'* College on the day of the fair sod
the athletic contests will be held st
the College athletic field on the
efternoon of that day. At night
the declamation and recitation con?
tests wiil take place in the College
chapel. A feature of the fair will
be a pirade of all the teachers and
pupils. The parade, beaded by a
brass band, will torm on the Court
. house Green at 1: -30!p. m. and march
to to the athletic field.
Tne committee which has had
charge of the prize list has finished
its task of prwVidiog prizes for the
sixty two contests. Those who ex?
pect to enter the fair as contestants
should at once secure cepies of the
School Fair Catalogue and familiar?
ize themselves with the details there
.set forth. Copies of the catalogue
can be obtained from the division
superintendents or from Prof. G. O.
Ferguson st the College.
Three prizes will be given in each
contest. In all cases the third prize
'"will bea ribbon. The other priest
ere as follows:
I. Department of Academic
Compositions: Class C.?1st $3,
2nd. $2; Class B ? 1st $3. 2nd $2;
Class A.?1st $3. 2nd $2.
Letters-1 1st $3. 2nd $2.
Bookletts 1st $2. 2nd $1.
? Declamation: Gold Medal.
Recitation: Gold Medal.
II. Department of Agriculture.
Con Report Contest: 1st $3. 2nd
Seed Testing Exhibit. 1st $3.
Hot-Bed Plants: 1st $3. 2nd $2.
Green Vegetables: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
Corn Judging Contest: 1st $3,
Feres: Class A.?1st $2 2nd $1
Class fi and C.?1st $2. 2nd $1.
Cut Flowers: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
1 Pressed Leaves: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
III. Department ot Drawing.
Drawing: Class A.?1st $3. 2nd
$2; Class h.?1st $3. 2nd $2; Class
C.?1st $3. 2nd $2.
Relief Map of North America:
Class B?1st $2.2nd $1; Class C.?
1st $2. 2nd $1.
Product Map of Virginia: Clsss
B.?1st $2. 2nd $1; Class C.?1st
$2 2nd $1.
Relief Map ot Peninsula or Coun?
ty; 1ft $3. 2nd $2.
Product Map of Peninsula or
County: 1st $3. 2nd $2.
IV. Department of Domestic
Pound of Butter: 1st $3. 2nd $2.
Loaf of Bread: 1st $3. 2nd $2.
Cap Cake: 1st $3. 2nd $2.
(layer Cake: 1st $3. 2nd $2.
Sugur Cooktes*. 1st $ 2, led Box
IOOL FAIR APRIL 25
.ARGE NUMBERS WILL BL
ST OF CONTRIBUTORS
Candy* Class B and C.?1st $2.
2nd. Dollars' worth of toilet articles;
Class A.?1st $2. 2nd $1.
School Lunch: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
V. Department of Domestic Art.
Machine-made Shirtwaist: 1st
$3. 2nd dress pattern.
Bureau Scarf: 1st $3. Ind $2.
Sofa Pillow: 1st $2. 2nd $lj
Hand-Made Housework Apror:
1st Pair of Shoes. 2nd Dress pattern
Doll Bed Outfit: 1st $3. 2nd $2
Best Dressed Doll: 1*92 2nd $1.
Hemstitched Handkerchief: 1st
Models: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
Miscellaneous: 1st Ladies Parasol.
VI. Department sf Manual
Mission Book Shelves: 1st Ex
cellent set of tools. 2nd Box of
Axe Handle: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
Hatchet Handle: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
Far.n Rake: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
Shuck Door Mat: 1st $2. 2nd $1.
Large White-Oak Basket: 1st
$3. 2nd $2.
Small Basket: 1st $3. 2nd $2.
Bird House: 1st Eleerie search?
light. 2nd $1.
Miscellaneous: 1st $3
VII. Department of Athletics.
100 yard Dash: 1st Gold medal.
2nd Silver medal.
220 yard D*sh. 1st Gold medal.
2nd Silver medal.
440 yard Dash. 1st Gold medal.
nd Silver medal.
Running High Jump: 1st Gold
medal, 2-.d Silver medal.
Standing Broad Jump: 1st Gold
medal. 2nd Si ver medal.
Throwing Baseball by Boys: 1st
Baseball glove, 2nd Baseball.
Throwing Baseball by Girls: 1st
Pair of Tennis Shoes. 2nd Outing
Shoe Race: 1st Pair of Shoes.
Potato Race: 1st Pair of Shoes.
One-half-mile Relay: Baseball
glove to each member of winning
Best School Exhibit in Parade:
Representative citizens throughout
the Peninsula have backed the fair
in s substantial manner. In addi?
tion to appropriations made by
county ard city boards, subscrip?
tions have been received thus far as
$15.00 each: Yorktown Council
No. 66. Jr. O. U, A. M.. Williams?
burg E. & C. Association.
$5 50 each: Miss Mary E. Carr.
$5.00 each: Miss Ada M. Walker,
Mrs. E. C. Madison. The Penin?
$3.00 each: E. W. Warburton.
$2.00 each: Prank Hunt. G. F.
Baroes.C. S. Harper. Mrs. L. L.
Booker, York Furniture Co.. W. C.
Johnston, Norvell Henley. H. U.
$1.50 each: W. Williamson.
$1.00 each: Mrs. J. M. Geddy.
F.D. Kirk. J. H. Taylor. J. C.
Curtis. Arthur Curtis. Chas. Hub?
bard. Miss Helen Crafford. C. W.
Wood, Jos. W. Williamsen. R. T.
Cartis. C. A. Edwsrds, A. W.
Jennings. Mr. Porter. W. G. Fsria
holt. C. C. Branch. Watter Wsre.
D. A. Powers. Mra. N. G. Gulden.
Christison, Geo. Burleson. A. W
Hitchens, Jss. Vaiden. F. H. Bald?
win. Geo. Waltrip. R. L. Forrest.
J. E. Keckiey, S. R. Curtis, R. T.
Cartis, H. M. Qemenu. H. W.
Icarus, W- K. Jacob, B. W. Qt***
READS HOME PAPER IN
FAR AWAY GALVESTON
Gu'veston. Texas. March 29.
Editor The G*zf
I was very much surprised to tee
The Gs z tr tte down here inGalvestor,
as it is an awful long ways from its
home. I do not know who the
owner was. I was in the ' Galvest
Hotel" snd there, to my surprise. I
saw lying in the lobby a copy of
January's Gazette. I don't usually
resd it verv much when I sm at
home, bu: I will tell you this. I read
nearly every thing in it and it surely
brought me back home for awhile.
This is a pretty city, especially
in the residential section, where tbe
streets are lined on both sides with
evergreens. In other sections it is a
regular, rough western town.
I am, as I suppose you already
know, on the U. S. transport
Sumner, but expect to be home in
tbe very near future aod re open an
up to date cleaning ond pressing
There are four transports here,
the Meade, the McClellan, the Kil?
patrick and the Sumner. There are
also about dAKO soldiers here in
Galveston and there is another bu.ich
of about 3C0J over the bay at lexas
about 20 miles distant.
The transports, from latest re
ports, will leave here about the
middle of April or by May first.
We had a very good trip coming
down trom Newport News Tt took
us 8 days on the sea to reach Gal?
Give mv regards to my friends.
I hope I may very soon run against
another copy of The Gazette.
Very truly yours.
Wm. Leon Slater.
Don't be surprised if you have an
attack of rheumatism this spring.
Just rub the affected parts freely
with Chamberlain's Liniment and it
will soon disappear. Sold by all
land. W. C. Burnum, P. A. Stuart.
B. F. Peters. W. J. Turlington. D
J. Smith. W. F. Butler. C. Page.
W. H. Turner. J. D. Wright. Misa
B. Henley. Mrs. C. F. Burcher.
Rev. Ruifin Jones. Mrs. Douglas.
Mr. Wilkins. T. H. Geddy. Mrs.
Stubbs, W. Hitchens, Mahone Co..
B, W, Jones.
$0.75 each: J. W. Philips.
$0.50 each; Mrs. J. G. Carlton.
Mrs. J. Bowers, Miss Jean Smith,
Miss Pauline Pierce, Miss Ruth
Forbes, Miss Jessie Bell. W. O
Curtis. C. Br Martin, Willie Han?
kins, Roscoe Wilkinson. Branch
Martin. E. S Manley, Warren
Marston. D. R. Norment. Mrs.
Larkens. Mr. Saxby, D. S. Harris.
D. Mepham, J, Wright. Mr. Gilley.
Miss E. Gilley. Miss I. New. H.
M. White. Robt. Allen, Wallie
Smith. Jr.. J. G. Wornum. L. H.
Hogge. R. T- Smith. Sr.. R F. Un
derwood. R. |R. Downey. W. M.
Peters. L. A Waterman. A. C.
Baker. W. G. Wood. J. F. Harper.
J. S. Gralder, E. S. Timberleke.
H. C. Robertson. J S Davis. L C
Grafe. Mrs M E Hicks. Mr Watts.
W Binns. J A Seal.
$0.25 each: Mr Ellis. Mr Fleming.
C J Myers.
W. C. Merrin. League ball; T. S.
Martin. Outing hat; J. T. -Amory,
pair of shoes. W. F. Evans. Dress
pattern; Williamsburg Drag Co..
Box candy; C. W. Vaughan <x Co..
Set tools; Mr. Hicks. Six pictures;
J. F. Randolph, Box hose; Jas. H.
Stone, Electric searchlight and toilet
articles; Miss G. Mulka. Drees pet
tern; Casey's Dry Goods House,
j Parasol; Casey Grocer/ Co., W. A.
I BrMiftiata J*-?. W. He thora.
OF THE LAW
Tbe rate of the Allens sras sea ed
last Friday. The end came. Wires
flashed the awful news in every
No rr.ar.er what we said, deep
down in our hearts we all felt that
they were as much victims of the
law, as the men shot had been victims
of hatred and ignorance.
For months they bad endured the
es of alternate hopes and fears;
and finally, the dragging hours ot
despair in a death chamber. Noa*,
ask yourself this question, would the
Allens themselves have inflicted such
suffering upon their worst enemies?
No. They might have shot them
down, fought, and wrangled, but tbe I
slow, long, torture, that rve call the |
justice of the law, I do not br
even an A len would have inflicted.
And yet we boast of living in an
age of enlightenment, of Christiar.it> ;
of higher civilization; and we consider
the Allens to belong to an age of
We consider the lower of London,
the Bastile of France, the dungeons
of Italy, the Inquisition courts of
Spain, to belong to the age of bar?
barous ignorance and cruelty. What
better is our death chambers than
death towers or death cells? How
much more humane is the chair of
Bro, than the block and the keen
edge cf the ax? Or the guillotine?
If yci had to meet death, how much
more would you preter to meet it in
one of the death-chambers in Rich
mond, or in any other of our prison?,
than m the Tower of London, or the
bastile, and so on? And yet we talk
of our great progress, and our hu?
manity, and the enlightenment of the
world, the advancement of culture
and refinement. There is such a
thing as refined cruelty
If death-chambers and electrocu?
tions are not refined cruelties, then
where should we find them?
Is this maudlin sentiment, or par
tial insanity? If so. then the Founder
of Cnristianity taught maudlin senti?
ment, and insanity. It is true that
He was charged by His enemies to
be teaching a mischievious doctrine;
He was accounted a fool; He was
said to be possessed of a devil; at
last they put him to death as a
malefactor. It is as Carlyle made
answer to the good woman who said,
"Oh, if our Lord had come in our
day. how we would have welcomed
him?" And tue great old English
philosopher made answer. "No
madame; it would be. Away to
Newgate with Him. and hang Him."
When we turn to the teachings of
our Lord, who cannot fail to see the
vast difference between His instruc?
tions. His law. and the same we see
in execution today. And yet men
claim that the law is administered
largely today on Christian principles.
Men claim we administer the old
Mosaic law of a life for a life, tem?
pered by Christ's teachings. Is this
Christ taught thusly. "You have
heard that it hath been said, an eye
for an eye. and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you sot to resist evil.
Do good to them that hate you;
pray for them that persecute you:
You have heard that ic hath been
said, Thoa shalt love thy unit b hm
snd hate thy enemy. But I say to
you love your enemies. If you love
them that love you, whst rewards
sre to you? Sinners love those tbat
love theta. If you do good to them
that do good to you, whit thanks
arc to yau? Sinners also do this.
Be merciful, as your Father ia Heaven
is merdfuL Forgive, mod yee shall
(Cnntasaid om pags $)
LOCAL HAPPENINGS 0
WHAT rOU AND HOUR NEII
DOING THESE HALI
e toa il y destroyed a frame
dwelling house oe the fsrm of Mr.
J. W. Aa tin. neer Ewell stetioe.
thii county.. Sunday after aoea
a'-?out 6 o'clock. Thc tiie started
near the roof from a detective flea
ead ss there wss no nearby waar
ly, it waa consumed ia a
short time The house wss occu?
pied bv s tenant who lost all his
household goods. It wes valued st
$o*00. with $200 insurance.
Mr. Samuel Swanson has sold te
Mr Louis C. Phillips, of Ports
uouth. hts 200-acre tann known as
'River Vie*," and situated in
James City county. Consideration
Supervisor James B. Vaiden and
Mr. R. C Nightengale, o> Piney
Grove, reiurned Sunday morning
from a visit of a few days in Nor?
The Ladles' Social Cub will meet
at the home Mrs Fletcher Simoeeea,
Biglers. next Wednesday, April 6,
at 10:30 a. m. All mcaoers ere
requested to be present. Election
The storm that passed through
-.ere last week blew down a number
of small outhouses, uprooted trees,
ind unroofed the More building ot
Mr. A. W. Hitchens It wes fol?
lowed by a terrific down-pour of
FDR THE REUNION
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 1?The
twenty third annual reunion of the
United Confederate Veterans will be
held in Chattanooga May 27-29.
1913. The reunion of the sons ot
confederate veteran! will oe held at
the same time. Chattanooga is mak?
ing preparations to entertain these
reunions on a broad, patriotic, iibcrsl
Two ot the most deadly and de?
cisive battles of the civil war were
fought here in the fall of 1863. be?
sides a number of smaller engage?
ments. This year is the fittieth an?
niversary of these great bettles snd
the May reunion wili be in the nature
of a semi-centennial celebration ot
these historic conflicts between thc
Blue and the Gray.
Gea. Bennet H. Yoting, of Loaia*
Ky., is the commending general
general of the United Confederate
Veterans, sssociation. -Gen. Wm.
K Mickle is adjutant-general and
chief of staff.
The Department of the Army of
Tennessee is commanded by Lieut.
General George P. Harrison; Gen.
E. J. Sykes, adjutant general aad
chief of staff.
The Army of Northern Virginie is
commanded by Gen. Thoe. S. Gar?
nett; Gen. E. V. White, adjutant
general and chief of staff.
The Department of the Pacific is
commanded by Gen. Wm. C. Harri?
son; Gen. B. L. Hodge, adjutant
general and chief of staff.
The Trans-Mississippi Department
is in command of Gen. K. M. Van
Col. Nathn Bedford Forrest, sea
of the brilliant confederate cevaiTy
commander, is comaseT-ader ia chief
of the Sobs of Confederate Vetereae.
The ChattaMooga Coefedermte Re?
union .Association arse (agented
I and iacofpocaat-ed ooder the attn of
.Teojaeaaee for thc gmvatrnM purpose
IF THE WEEK
I THE BUSY READER
MRS UEREAR8UTS ARE
MY SHINS DAYS
tbs reuaioa fstmaas tanti
Under thc sathority of this
tina a gaaarsl
wsa appointed from
prof ml aaa! mea of Hi aiTai nissa ia
direct thc work. Tba officers ssa as
follows: W. E.
duirman; Z. C. Pstban, Jr.
chairman; T. R, Pr sst?.
Ja*. F. Finlay t*%stmuf.
.airman Brock, of taa
Committee, has appointed mora than
torty committees, snd
tee is busy n its own sphere
ing to entertian s crowd af 150.000
visitors that are coafidsatly
to attend thc reuaioa.
Tha publicity avork of tibs
is under tba directioa af afr. P. ".
Knacai, wbo was selected far aaa im?
portant position of chair? ot tho
Publicity Committee b toa aaa sf Us
peculiar fitness. Hs has s wan or?
ganized force st work supplying all
a press bureau.
. Vs.. April 1?Mrs. R.
L Walton anc daagfctsr,
Mary Linton, who baas been visit-bag
ta Wiuiaaaaberg. spent a few days
n our community last weak. Wt
regret that ber visit wss so aaert
Attorney Nor veil L. Healey sass
out our cray ?osaatime ago -with bis
bounds but foaad all thc g *mc
Varty" tor him with tha si
of a few March hares,
wanted to know if bc wss really fax
beating or iu search ot a new road
to the state legislature.
Mr. snd Mrs. Charles Farnsworth
aod little soe. Edward af Chicneo.
are visitinat the former's parents. Mr
aod Mrs J. E. Farnsworth, st York
View Farm. They arc mach pieaaad
arith cur Virginia climate aad hope
to locate here permanently.
Our Civic League under the di
torship ot our school princapal.
Miss Pauline Watts, hss gives sev?
eral interesting entertainments which
, have been thouroughly enjoyed by
Wc have jost obtained a taitabis
flag pole for oar school sad expect
-soon to have it ia piac - arith colors
i flying high
Holdcroft Va.. Aawil 1?Mrs.
Rosa Lee New. wife of Mr. J. A.
New. formerly of taus place kat aow
a resident of SkfMk* died asst
week. Mrs. New was shoat 19
-years of sga sod is survived by har
husband aad many relatives.
Shad are being caught ia coasid
But little dsmsgt was done ta this
section by last week's
Upper Charles City.
farad to some extant.
Mr. Willie Mama, of
aad Miss Kim WoUfo-lk, of Tsttfag
toa were visitors hara Sa ada y.
Voa will look a good werne
you nod t bsttsr rn adi mas for
aad colds than Ch?harts is's
Remedy. It aot oaly gives
it cures. Try it waua ron
rough or cold, aad you ara
smich it sfiu aPe*a4* For ima by