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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE
Ettablithad 1736 bv William Parka First to Pubiith tha Declaration of Independencs- w. C Johnston. Editor and Pufs*is**ar
VOL.175 (OldScries.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 49 WILLIAleSBURG. VA.. AP HIL 17. 1 $1.50 Pa? YKAX
THE CULTURE (
TAKE UP THI
One of the largest* and roost en-.~
thusiastic meetings of the Williams-]
burg Business Association that has
been held since its reorganization
was that of last Friday night when
about twenty-five responded to the
special call. There was not a dull
or unprofitable minute in the more
than two hours of the session and
when the organizition adjourned
each member felt that some good
had been accomplished. Even if
the sugar beet industry is doubtful
and a great factory is chimerical, the
interest and enthusiasm engendered
was indicative ot the spirit of pro?
After hearing the report of the
Auction committee, made by the
chairman. D. G. Wilson, to the ef
feet that everything in this line was
progressing satisfactorily, one new
member was elected and other routine
business transacted, which is of no
Mr. G. W. Thorpe, who. according
to Dr. Stubbs, should hereafter be
known as "Sugar Beet" Thorpe, was
then accorded the floor and pro?
ceeded ta launch his much-delayed
programme for introducing the sugar
beet culture on the Peninsula. He
gave statistics as to the culture aud
profits of the industry, after which
plans were laid for interesting Penin?
sula farmers in making a test of thc
culture of sugar beets this summer.
The decision reached by the As?
sociation was that it is necessary
first to learn from actual test and
observation what grade of sugai
beet can be grown here and that al
this organization can do at present
is to start the farmers growing th<
vegetable as a test crop. The As
sedation appropriated $10 for seec
and appointed the following commit
tee to take charge of the matter thi
Messrs. G. W. Thorpe, D. S. Har
ris, D. G. Wilson, Richard Houg.
L T. Hankins, W. C. Johnston am
Dr. J. M. Henderson. To this com
mittee is lett the entire problem, the
to see that the seed is distributee
tests made, after which final repel
will be submitted. In case th
analysis justifies the location of
factory here, then the Association a
a body will take up that phase c
the situation. It is all now with th
committee and through them tb
farmers, who are expected to ct
operate iq growing a test crop th
Dr. H. E. Bennett called the attei
tion of the Association to the Soutl
ern Education Conference in Kiel
mond this week, and recommend*
that this organization be official
represented The following commi
tee was named: Messrs. D. S. Harri
D. G. Wilson. J. B. C. Spencer, ai
Drs. Bennett and W. P. Clark, tl
gentlemen to make report to a met
ing to which all the farmers adjace
to Williamsburg will be invited, as
will be of especial interest to th
class of our citizens.
During the evening a number
members made short talks tt
showed that there are a number
men here who really mean to
something to sun the city and coi
munity upon the upgrade. Save
were anxious to defray the expei
of a delegate to the Educatioi
Conference and this they a, ill
allowed to do at the proper time,
any members bring in tn expex
account The meeting was t decid
tad dt*T*a^p?d t iplend
IN Will FOSTER
IF THE SUGAR BEET
OF THE BUSINESS MEN
public spirit Pity is that so many
members lost the inspiration I
would have rained had they attended.
The next meeting will be held on the
first Friday night in May.
SUGAR BEETCOMMITTEE MEETS.
Chairman Thorpe called a meet?
ing of the committee on sugar beet
culture at The Gazette office Monday
morn ing at 9 o'clock, thus setting
the plan of the Business Association
ir speedy operation. Four of the
even members were present. The
roilowir.g officers and sub commit?
tees wer; appointed Mr. Thorpe
being the chairman: W. C. Johnston,
-ecretary and treasurer; D. S. Har?
ris, sub commitiee on seed; L. T.
kins and D G. iVilson; on seed
distribution; R. Houge, L. T. Han?
kies ar.ci D. S. Harris, on finance.
and Dr. J. M. Henderson and JJ.
G. Wilson, oa plant.
The federal arricuitural depart?
ment will be appealed to to furnish
seed and bulletins, or in case the
'epartment fu:ri**-bes no seed, to
direct the committee where it can
be secured. It is hoped to get the
seed in tbe hannis o: the farmers
at aneariy date.
Any Peninsula farmer who will
ogree to cultivate one-tenth of an
acre this summer, is reqeusted tc
immediately drop a postal card tc
Chairman Thorpe. Even if thi*
crop amounts to nothing as sugat
beets, the beets themselves wil
more then pay for the culture
Farmers wil be instructed as to hov
to plant and te the crop.
HON. A. J. MONTAGUE
Washington, April 7.?A resolu
tion extending the privileges of th
floor of the house to members of* th
presider t's cabinet was introduce
in the house shortly after the jessio
began today by Representativ
Montague, ot Richmond, Va.
The bill would make compulsor
the attendance of cabinet membei
ou the floor of the house at lea:
twice a month, to submit to an
questions members of the hou?
may wish te ask.
That members of the cabinet ma
occupy seats on the floor of tk
house and the senate and may pa
ticipate in the debates on all subjec
relating ty their departments is pn
Q. vided tor in the Montague resolutioi
While the resolution is revolutioi
3. ary from present conditions, ti
jd same plan was favored in congie
ly in 1864 and 1881. Such men ?,
corge H. Pendleton. W. B. Al
s son, of Iowa; Daniel W. Voorhee
?td James G. Blaine, Marion C. Butle
tae! John J. Tngalls, O. H. Platt and
.a. J T. Farley favored a similar resol
nt tion and reported favorably upon
to congress, the resolution died ai
never reached a place on the cale
dar in those days.
Governor Montague has giv
much study to the idea of the res
lution. In 1910 he made an addrc
before the Pensylvania State I
Association advocating the place.
"My little son had a very sev<
cold. I was recommended to t
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, a
before a small bottle was finish
he was as ever." writes Mrs.
Silks, 29 Dowling Street. Sydm
Australia. This remedy is for s
by all druggists.
FOR SCHOOL FAIR
APRIL 25 TO SEE GREAT CROWD
The arrangements for the first
Peninsula School Fair, which will be
held here on April 25. have been
practically completed. 3nd all indi?
cations point to having a great
gathering of Peninsula people in
attendance. In order to accommo?
date those who will come b*
the C. St O. ch extra cars to
the local trains which pass through
Williamsburg on the day of the
j all directions people will d
into the town; one high school has
I arrant; to drive in as t
body and turn the day into a school
j. Superintendents Coggin and
Eastman repott gre.'tt enthusiasm tor
the fair in their districts, and if re?
ports can be relied on a thousand
people will attend from each division.
Ali the scho
for the day in order that teachers
and pupils may attend.
Thc of the local Education
al and Civic Association have ar?
ranged to furnish lunch to the visi?
tors at very small cost. The vacant
store near the College gate wi.l be
turned into a lunch room where oys?
ters, sandwiches, pie. ice cream and
similar refreshments will be served.
The Williamsburg Library and the
Model School will be opened at
rest rooms tor the ladies who at?
tend. Those in charge are leaving
nothing undone that will add to the
comfort and entertainment of the
Governor Mann and Hon. j D.
Eggleston, ex-superintendent of pub
lie instruction, will arrive on tbe 1 p,
m. train and wiii make addresses
during the afternoon. The speaking
will take place on Cary Ath
i. in order that seats may ot
provided for as many as posr
A stand is to be erected facing th
grandstand, and from this the speak
tn will tddress the crowd.
e The exhibits ot school work an
e being arranged in the study hall oi
d the first floor of the main bu
o of the college. Literary work, dc
e mestic art, manual training, agricul
ture and drawing will be represente
v io the exhibits, which will give
rs fair idea of the work now beio
st done in the public schooli of th
,y section. First, second and thir
;e prizes will bc indicated by blue, re
aad yellow ribbons attached to tr
y vinous articles. The exhibits wi
ie be open to the public through o
r-1 thc day of the fair.
The athletic contests will be he
at the Cary Athletic Field imtxed
ttely after the speaking. There w
be a 1 CO yard dash, a 220 yard das
1440 yard dtsh. t running hig
jump, a standing broad jump,
baseball throwing contest for bo;
tod one for girls, a shoe race fi
boys, a potato race for girls and
half-mile relay race. Gold meda
will be given as first prizes and 1
ver medals as second prizes in t)
One of the features of ihe fa
sill be a parade of all the pu pi
snd teachers. A prize will I
cn I iwarded the school making the bc
'*-*** marching display, A brass ban
:ss I which will play at intervals throng
*ar out the day. will head the line. /
school trustees who are present sj
?re be expected to appear in thc ptra
rv* in automobiles, which will be pi
nd rided for them if they make th
ed presence known to the mount
H. oaarsbals. who will Messrs. J, 3.
By, Spencer, chief. E. S. Mean ley a
lit Winder Lane, 3rd. The parade ?
form oa the Courthouse Gre
VISITORS ENJOY A VERY INTER?
Lrr.axa, Va.. April 14th.?On I
day night April 4, the Liberty School j
League entertained visitors trom the
Holdcroft League. Ihey were: Mr.
Charles Binns and Miss Southall,
president and secretary respectively
of their league; Misses Nance and
Trimmer; and Messrs. Curls. lt
was their first visit to our school and
they rxpressed admiration for our
new and modern building We en
joyed their visit and hope to have
them visit us again.
Our popuiar Supt. W. B. Coggin
was also with us on the same night
and spoke words of praise and I
to our hard working league members.
On Friday last, cur county school
fair was held at New Kent Court?
L berty School proudly car
off eighteen prizes?the largest I
ber, by several, won by any school
ir the county. We are especially
proud of winning both of the first
prizes on composition. The list of
i prize winners tor our school is as
Senior Class?1st prize compesi
j tion. "Facts about New Kent" Zeno
McCann; 3rd prize composition
and Mosquito," Gid Mc
Cann; 2nd prize farm rake, Gid Mc
Cann; 1st prize high jump; Gid Mc
Cann; 3rd prize broad jump,
McCann; 3rd prize axe handle. Hugh
Junion Class?1st prize composi
[tion. "Tbe Signal Service," Edna
Martin; prize doll bed outfit. Bonnie
Landrum; 2nd prize doll-bed ou
Beulah '?' I st prize axe handle.
Floyd Walls; 2nd prize cookies,
Jessie Martin; 3rd prize cookies,
Irene Martin, 3rd prize bread. Edna
tin; 2nd prize drawing. Joe Land
3rd prize drawing, Joe Landrum
1st prize high jump, Floyd Martin
1st prize broad jump. Floyd Martin
2nd prize 100 yd. dash. Floyd Martin
For rheumatism you will fin<
nothing better than Chamber
Liniment. Try it and see how quick
ly it gives relief. For sale by al
promptly at 1:30 p. m. and wi]
march to Cary Field, where th
speaking and the athletic contest
will take place Governor Maa
and Superintendent Eggleston wi
be in the leading automobile in th
The night meeting will be held i
the College Chapel, where eac
school doing high school work wi
be entitled to|haveone representativ
in the declamation contest for bo j
and one in the recitation contest tc
gills. Gold medals will be awardc
the winners in these contests. Th
pupils participating will be ente:
tained for the night by the studen
of the Williamsburg High School,
The following is the programrx
tor the day:
10:00 a. m.?Baseball game. Car
10:00 a. m.?Corn judging con te s
maia building of College.
iii 11.30 a. m.?Announcement an
m j award of prizes for exhibits, froi
: main building of College,
d. j 1:30 p. m.?Formation of paradi
h- Courthouse Green.
Ul j 2:00 p. m.?-Address by Saperii
ill (undent Eggleston, Cary Field.
2:30 p. m.?Address by Govs
nor Mann. Cary Field.
3:00 p. m.?Athletic contest
C. 4:30 p. m.?Announcement ai
ad award of athletic prises. Cary Fiel
rill 8:00 p. m.?Declamauon and re
tn j .ttuoa coamu, Collett Chapel.
CIRCUIT COURT ENG.Al
HISS STRADER ASKS S3,
HENRMND Blt CHI
James City Circuit Court wat en-: j
[?ged Monday and Ttiet*iay tai the
ai thc suit broaght by Mitt Bes?
sie Strader. of Norge. against Boyd
H-ory, also of Norge. tad dsmtsj
iking of evidence Monday the
court room was packed. A jory
was secured early and the plaintiff's I
si case wat begun, clo-amtT
at about thrtc o'clock in the a
noon. Miss Strader went on tho
stand, as did also her fiance. Mr G.
M Nichoit. Other important w -
nesses for the plaintiff were Messrs.
raves and H. H. Anderson.
.appears that early this year.
Mr. Henry it ilieged to have told
alt Miss Strader wat
not of good fame, but in iangaaee
?road for print. Both Mr.
es and Mr. Anderson swore
that Mr Henry had used the lan.
guage attriouted to him It also
appears that when Miss Strader. who
at the time was employed at ma tx on
in a Petersburg hos pitt I. heard that
y hid bren slandering her. she
secured a whip and attempted to
horsewhip him. Henry took the
wnip away from the draged girl.
This encounter took place in Kinde's
store at Norge and created a great
sensation at the time. The slander
was then instituted.
The defendant was thc first wit.
ness called on his tide, and he denied
in toto that he had t?*id one slander?
ous word against Mits Strader
coatradicted Graves and Anderson
otedly and in a mott emphatic
manner. Mr. J. H. Hughes, a
neighbor, who had workea with Mr
Henry in November December ano
January, swore that he had nevci
beard Mitt Strtdcr's nt me men*
noned by him. Thit cloted th<
testimony for the defense.
Wh;.e there were not many wit
nesses. the attorneys consumed mud
| met points of law. whid
at umes became spirited. The eas
| was argued Tuesday morning.
(Continued on pave 4)
Holdcroft. Vt.. April 15?O
Wednesday last, at the residence o
11 Kev. B F. Robinson. Mitt Besti
Fowler, the handsome tnd accoun
phshed daughter of Mr. tnd Mn
Wiliia-n T. Fowler, became th
bride ot Mr. John Duntton. c
Gloucester county. Attired ia whil
messaline, with silk lace and whil
picture hat. the bride was attende
by her sister, Miss Mary Fowlei
Mr. Maurice Ammons wat be
man. The wedding march wi
beautiful Iv rendered by Mits Mst
Eugenia Binns. After the cersmon
the htppy couple received congra
ulatiooa of many friends present an
a rice shower as they departed tt
tne home of the bride. Mr. an
Mrs. Duns too will make their I utui
** nome in Gloucester, where the
carry with them the wishes of tbe
many friends that their ***oyttTe c
the set of matrimony may be bli*
fol tnd happy.
Tbe district school fair tt nombi
one on Friday wat t mott creditab
tffair. the pupils of the competir
schools receiving racognition tt ti
hands of the judge, for their stoti
On Monday at Charles City C. H
one of (.he finest display of w-ox*
work, needlework, tnd art mm
ewer done by tmateurt was ot* emt
ornoo. The pristt were dis tn out*
d jamoogthe vtTiosjt acltocat caf td
c- county. Io tat atnietk contatt tl
tHoWcrcft K*aV*f*3* t-tatpl the titi
QED IN TRIAL
NAL SLANDER SUIT
OOO DAMAGES tf Blt
faattag every first prise. Taa
race was adm eased by Dr. IL B.
Davis. Miss Soc C. Clectsc* aad
Rev. B. F. RaMeemmm. Tha last et
prises was tadd
Dr. Li vi ss
will speak at Mt P?
next Saaday ia tba iaeace-M ai far
Children pretest every day ?
San'oni Teoaa. Sydney Gage. r^t-asT-at
Holland. Ewaa Hovey. Pawl
?tie Hovey. Sasss-aswan Lar*ha*,
(Stewart. Eather Tht
oi 90 per cast?VN
3 -min Std
Holland. Isaac Di ails. Kl
; Bessie Druitt. Pearl Gage.
otc wart. Clyde Robies.
Childraa wbo o-s*-e*iassd aa
ot 95 par casu?Ewaa Hwvsry. Foal
-.mas. Sanford T
Hovey. Gertrude Lawsoa. Mahal
Levorsen. Hilda Olaoa. Eather
T.lomas. Gilbert Warmdahl.
Those present every day
mooth ? Alica Hovey.
Sixby. Gertrude Twctea. Loan El
j I.s. Earnest Gage. Geona Gatgt.
John Hovey. Richard Gaga. Jo4a
| Lirkia. Joe Larine. -Albert Pa wai s.
I hose haviag aa magi at 90
per ceat?William Tboaaaa. Grace
Marshall, Joa Larkin, robert Powers
and Th a ai ?? Laarsan.
ase haviag aa average mt 9m
[per cent or ovei?-Alica Hovay.
Nora Olsoa. Dorothy Saxby. Elis?
abeth Scott. Gertruda Tn etea. Joan
Hovey. Morrill Levorsen.
6th. 7th. aa* 8U Gi-adae
Prc-ss-nt every day
den. Gladys Po rears.
1 Averate of 90 per
MarabalL J shea
Average of 95 par aarat aa
Mabel Olson. 1
Grace Saxby. Robert N*
Pauline Watta. Pria-bpel.
Soma of oar st&eeribcn arill
new homes this spring,
pat ob new roofs, and of
cry ona wants tba bast. |we-*e*agcd
they caa mat it at tbs right pries.
Perhaps voa have Basined (ssa aaV
vertisiag ol Co-might Mata!
ia oar co-lamas This rwatrng
bees osn tba mst kit over a
of a ceatary, and tba rocas fe*
oa ara as goad as new today,
have swvar naadad taartrs. Ia
ia thc last issue of tba
Metal Sa\iagJe Adv a cass, a
which tha Cortngbt Marni Roofiag
Co, issac, tbey qaaas mtmoi tram
aaeesml nears who have aced fe far
that length of time. Seed ter g
copy of this issac. They trill aaad
it to you (rac of charge. Write ta
Comight Metal Roofing Cb.. 50 N.
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