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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE
i VOL.175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Scries.) NO. 51 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. MAY 8 . 19. $1 50ITER YEA*
GREAT MEETING OF FARMERS IN
THIS COUNTY LAST THURSDAY
FIRST GRASS AND ALFALFA DEMONSTRATION WAS
The first grass and alfalfa demon--f
itration evf r held in James City, or
on the Peninsula, so far as we know,
was that or last Thursday on the
farm of Mr. E M. Slauson and at
the Williamsburg hxperimental
Station on the Jamestown boulevard.
About 150 fareoersfrom James City.
York and other Peninsula counties
were in attendance, the day being a
most profitable one, with weather
that was ideal. The people began
to arrive at about 10 o'clock.
The time was fully occupied in
inspecting the various plats of alfalfa,
, Mr Slauson being kept busy ex?
plaining his methods ot preparing
the land, seeding, etc. At noon
Mr. Slauson's fine herd of cows
were brought in from the pasture
and turned into the barnyard, where
Mr. Slauson explained they would
have dry feed until time for milking.
By this plan he entirely avoids the
onion flavor in the cream, his pasture
being only too well supplied with
After having inspected the farmf
dairy, and other points of interest,
Mr. Slauson called the meeting to
(order and, after a few preliminary
remarks, he introduced Mr. T. 0.
Sandy, state agent in charge of the
demoasuation work, who gave a 30
minute talk upon the farmer's prob
lems. His talk was to the point,
and will set some of our farmers to
thinking along new lines.
Mr, Sandy mentioned that 50
cuunties in Virginia this year have
Aaken up the demonstration work.
*ne also stated that last year one
child made $65.00 on the products
of 1-10 acre of land.
Mr. T. C. Johnson, of the Norfolk
experiment station, was the next
speaker. He gave particular and
complete instructions for the grow?
ing of spinach and sweet potatoes,
marketing, etc. Many questions
were asked the speaker.
Prof. Carrier, of the Experiment
Station. Blacksburg, was the next
speaker. He spoke particularly of
the Williamsburg sutton and the
work to be done at this station: and
invited the farmers to familiarize
themselves with the work being
Mr. D. G, Wilson then gave a
short talk on cotton, its value as t
money crop, culture, picking, etc
The Ladies' Aid Society then
served luncheon to those who de?
sired, and all spoice in high terms
i of the refreshments.
The farmers then procerded to the
experiment station where Mr, K C.
Cocke took them in charge, explain*
ing the work being dont:. Many
remained until evening, seemingly
loth to leave the station.
Mr. Farrar, district demonstration
agent, was also in attendance and
took an active part in giving in?
It is the starting of an era of better
farming and the results cf this meet?
ing will bc far reaching. The farm?
ers came to learn and they wil
PLANS FOR REUNION
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 6?Thi
plans for the entertainment of thi
23rd annual reunion of the Unite*
(Confederate veterans and Sons o
Vttvaaa art practically pnlwttd
and all veterans and visitors to Chat?
tanooga May 27-29, the dates of the
reunion, are assured of a most en?
The biggest task of the reunion
association was that of building tbe
camp in which the veterans are to be
entertained while here. Camp A P.
Stewart, however, is a fact and not a
figure of speech. That is to say,
tbe 1,200 tents have been erected.
Tbe wo:k was done by a troop from
Ft Oglethorpe in command of Capt.
Gillern, a native Tennessean. It is
difficult to imagine a more commo?
dious, pleasant and complete camp.
Ex-Confederates wbo have seen ic
pronounce it the best appointed camp j
ever arranged for a confederate
Tbe tents are of the pyramidal
type, and will accommodate eight
cots each, cr sleeping room for about
10,000 men. These men wiil be
given their meals in a large mess
tent conveniently located. More
than 200 people will bc employed to
wait on the veterans. Lunch stands
will be conveniently located also,
where light lunches and coffee may
be bad free of all charge between
meals. A large platform has been
erected at the entrance to the camp
for musicians and other entertainers,
and the veterans will not sufier for
lack of amusement while waiting for
Camp A. P. Stewart is located in
Jackson Park, near the national
cemetery, in a beautiful grove of oaks.
It is cool and sanitary?as near a
delight as one could wish. It is
within easy reach of the city by
trolley cars. The car service will be
increased sufficiently to accommo?
date the demands. There will be no
waiting for cars, and no crowding.
The greatest care has been observed
in planning all of tbe details for the
camp, and it will be as near perfect
as human ingenuity and the expendi?
ture of money can possibly make it.
It has been officially determined
that there shall be three parades in?
stead of one at the Chattanooga
reunion. In fact there will be four
The Eleventh cavalry of the United
States army will give an exhibition
parade on the morning of May 27,
the opening day of the reunion.
This is the best cavalry regiment io
the regular army, and the spectacle
will be one of the best features of thc
reunion week. The sponsors' parade
will start at 4 o'clock in the aftcrnoor
of the 27th. This will be followed
next day, May 28, by the parade oi
Sons of Veterans, the parade surfing
j at 4 P. M. The United Confederate
i Veterans' parade will start at 11
o'clock on the moir ing of M_
! a*\jrangements have been made foi
? the accommodation of veterans whe
j may be too feeble to march in thi
j parade. These will be seated ii
j auto trucks. It was decided to pu
i them in auto-trucks because automo
j biles are too fast tor a parade. Thi
truc.es will -comfortably seat thi
veterans and will he elaborate!)
decorated. The parade of the vete
rans is expected to he a most im
posing and interesting event of thi
The Ladies' Social Club will mee
at the home of Mr. J. D. Boll nex
Wednesday. May 14, at 10:30 a. rn
It is said a Newport News mea
t packer has shipped out of this sec
t tion of the Peninsula 33 carloads o
1 beef cattle the past year. That look
t like our farmers are raising same
thing to Mil now.
PROVIDENCE FOR6E NEWS
Providence Forge. Va , May 6 ?
Our village is suffering very much
for rain. The gardens and truck
patches would look fine if we only
could have a nice shower.
Messrs. Gilliam. Christian and
Gill left this morning for Norfolk,
where they will serve on the U. S.
Mrs. E. Turner and soo. of Rich
mond, are visiting Mrs. J. H
Mrs. R E. MouLtcastle is sick in
her home here.
Mr. C. E Hughes and bride have
moved into their new home and are
very nicely fixed up. and are the
recipients of r-jany nice presents.
The W. O. W. gave a big dance
in the hall here on Fr day night.
May 2. Quite a number was pres?
ent. Music was furnished by a
string band from Richmond. Cream
and cake for refreshments were
served and the ladies furnished a
big supper. Dancing kept up until
2:30 and exery one present declared
it an enjoyable event.
Mrs. J. C. Dunn and family, who
have resided in our community for
some time, have returned to their
old home in Wichita, Kansas. They
will be very much missed as they
were a nice congenial family and we
haven't the people to spare.
Mr. H. C. Rowan, of Roxbury,
was in our village on Sunday visiting
his old friends. He expects to leave
this month for Hot Springs. Va.,
where he will be treated for rheuma?
Miss Phoebe Potts is visiting
friends in Petersburg.
Dr. Parker. Messrs. W. B. Cog
gin. J. B. Richardson and R E.
Mountcastle attended the farmers'
meeting in James City last week.
and brought back several samples
of blue grass and alfalfa. They
went down by automobile.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F, Gilliam spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
Our adjoining countv. Charles
itv. asl several cases of smallpox.
Dr. Harwood is very sick with the
disease. Dr. H. U Stephenson is
the attendiog physician.
YOUNG LADIES OF THE IN!
PLAYS IN C
On next Saturday night, the vc
Institute will present two plays in Ci
extended a cordiai invitation. The
edy farce entitled "Sun Bonnets," i
talent of the school. This will be fo
a taree in two scenes. Those who
mirth and fun. Following in the pi
Act I. Mrs. Butterfield's "settin
boarders id a dreadful nuisance.'" AH
1 Act ll. The Rivals meet. "Sun bc
[ sry to tbe rescue.
Mra. Butterfield .
Charlina Butterfield. .
Mrs. Dubois (tb* boarder).
Mra. Phelsn (a sympathlaing friend)..
Miss Tryphena (the postmistress)
Mrs. Crsnnon (the minister's wif*
MEMBERS OF "UA
Mrs. Crsnaon. .
A Farce ii
Scene 1. Miss Hutchins' Piycholof
Sesns 2. Some ascrata of boarding
Mra. Siddons (School Principsi).
Miaa Hutchins (Tsscber of Psycho-aS-ar
Delay Rolf .
Holdcroft. Va . May 5?Dr. Ash?
ton Harwood, a -well known phy*i
etan of thia county, has smallpox in
a very severe form aod is very ill at
present. S:veral other cases have
been reported in different parts of
the county. People are being vac?
cinated, those expo-ted quarantined,
and public meetings dispensed with
to prevent the spread of the disease.
A very interesting entertainment
in connection with the closing of the
public school was held here Friday
evening. After the program of rec
itations, dialogues and songs had
bets rendered with credit to those
, taking part. Miss Osie Trimmer, ot
' the faculty, whose powers of elocu?
tion had so often charmed the
audience, by special request gave
one of her choice selections.
The school club regaled the audi?
ence with fru-t to which they paid
their respects in a most gratifying
The fishing season is drawing to a
j dose and has been one of small
catches and unusually high p:
Farmers are busy planting corn
and securing hay.
Barnettes. Va.. May 5?The clos?
ing exercises of this school was held
i last Wednesday evening. The pro?
gramme corsisted of songs, recita
j tions and dialogues, and quite an
i enjoyable time was spent by pu. ill
patrons and friends. After thc
exercises refreshments were sold
and $15.01 was realized for the
benefit of the school.
Charlie Myers, of this school re?
ceived $2 from the Peninsula Schoo
bair held in Williamsburg, being the
second prize on freehand drawing.
Wilford Brockwel.. of City Point
spent the week-end with his parents
Mr. aod Mrs. J. B. Brockweil.
George Harry, a pupil of thi;
school, had his finger badly cut las
Rowland Barnett and friend. Harr*
Lewis. of William and Mary Co.
spent April 26 and 27. with Mr. am
J Mrs. W D. Barnett, of this place.
STITUTE TO PRESENT TWl
lung ladies of the Williamsburg Femal
ameroo Hall, to which the public i
first of these will be a laughable com
n which will appear some of the bes
Ho wed by "A Psychological Moment.1
attend are promised an evening c
rogramme of the evening's entertaii
in Two Act
room." Rival societies. ;mmt
insets a sign of vulgarity." A
. Thelma Brow
. Eugene Haxa
. Ai lady a
DIBS' USNRVOLSNT. "
.Joete Ar thi
. Glady a Cook
r won kn'a AID
. lx>y Arno!
i Two Scenes.
school life revealed.
? Mildred Du
Pupils Annie Faulkn
tm aaa-..aaa.mAMa BB!!
BUSINESS MEN HOLD ANOTHER
ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING FRIDAY NIGHT
COMMITTEES MAKE REPOSTS ANO CONSIOERABEE
ROUTINE BUSINESS IS TRANSACTED
Thc sile and the enthusiasm ol?
last Friday night's session of the I
Williamsburg Business Association
was most gratifying to all present,
and while the meeting was wm*]
drawn ont. it was a peculiary inCaV
esting and valuable one.
President Spencer presided snd
* showed that there were pres?
ent about twenty-five members eut
ot a total of something like sixty
Two new members. Messrs.
E. M. Slauson and W. C. Strocg.
were unanimouslv elected.
One of the most pleasant events
of the evening was the report of the
committee wh ch went to Richmood
as delegates from this association to
the Conference tor Education in the
South held recently in that city.
Mr. D. S. Harris lcd off with hu
rt covering what he hsd gath?
ered of value at thc conference.
Then followed D s. W. P. Clarke.
and H. E Bennett, closing with Mr
D. G. Wu son's trcport. The tenor
and keynote of all the reports was
cooperation?in school, home. farm,
workshop, everywhere. Principal
H. H Young of the Wti-iamsburg
High School, although nor a mem?
ber of the committee, attended thi
Conference m Richmond, and -made
a strong address from an educat
point of view, and asking the co?
operation of the patrons of the local
schools, which unfortunately i*
A resolution was adopted prc
ing for the appointment of a com
mittee on formation of plans tor an
economic survey of this community
This committee will be named b\*
the chair later. Dr. HE. Bennett
will be thc chairman.
Mr. G. VV. Thorpe, chairman of
the committee on sugar beet culture,
reported that the committee had
j organized and sub-committees were
named to have charge of the work.
The seed had been ordered, and is
now here ready for distribution.
Mr. D. S. Harris reported that a
result of visit to Richmond by the
committee to the Educational Con?
ference was the appointment of D.
G, Wilson to act as a reprcsen*
of the State Agricultural Depart?
ment for a period of ten davs
which time he should give to thc
demonstration of cotton growing is
this section, thc Peninsula.
A pretty and deserving compli?
ment was paid the secretary of tbe
association. Mr. J. S. Charles, whet
ha was unanimously elected ass del?
egate to the Southern Secretaries'
Association which holds its conven?
tion io Charleston. S. C.. on Jodi
5. 6 and 7.
Tbe auction committee by th*
chairman. Mr, Wilson, made a very
encouraging report, arter which thc
SUGAR BEET GROWERS
Seed for thc sugar beet culture
test is now in thc hands of tha com*
mittee, ready for distribution. If
you sre going to bc one of those
progressive fanners who wil)
his hand in an effort to
once aad for all what caa bc dooc ia
t, this line, you should take hold oi
lU > tha matter without delay, aa thc
,r season ia already well advanced
ia Thc following data will aaeas* yoo ia
^Igrowinf thc ooo-ttotfe taat tera, aad
t ia fin ii*! J by th* Toledo
"I will give you thc foflowcg
ua-Uua,lita-iJ which are
thu (-toe would folla-e?
my crop that requirea
would advise to work thc wed bid
down in fine corcditUam.
would prepare to pleat
or any other gardes truck. Pleat
your seed immediately upon arrival,
n rows about twenty inches apart,
from 1 2 to 1 inch ta depth. I sup?
pose you will usc a
such as gardeners usc ta pata*
seeds, and if such is thc cece after
your beets have four laevaa thia
them out to cac beat ia a place eely,
about tea inches apart ia the raws.
Cultivate as you would aay other
crop, kecptag tree from ereada. Thal
would be about all that weald bc
-aaeeaaaxy to grow e crop. About
the time the beets arc
September or October wc
pleased to ad-rise you how to pre?
pare and ship your mar-psao tar
L f. D. NO. 1 NEWS NtmS
Bacen. Va. Apnl 29? Misses
Anna and Clara New. of Firhmcmri.
spent Saturday night aad Suaday
their parents. Mr. aad Mrs.
Mian. Hanley Jocaas aad loma
Ric hard toa spent Sunday iviciarg
?with their cousins. Mi am Maaue
and Clara Graves
Miss Beatrice Jester speat Moo
day night with Miss Florence WU-*
Mr. Elsarorth Ayers was a
at the -*rks school Tuesday.
Miss Bessie Leal, of
spent a few days with Miss
ia WilUeeseburg Last week.
Mr. G. L Waltrip aad Miss Her?
bert, of Toano High -School, vere
visitors at Jamestown Sunday.
Bacon. Va.. May 7?The athl*ic
clttb ot Jamestewn school will bald
a strawberry aad ice cream aocial
oe Saturday e***eaj_-g at thc hceae al
Mr. Ed. Gilley. Come out asd
help the boys.
Mr. Joseph Greece aad fasaily
spent Sunday at Shell Beak tba
guest of W. S. Hitchaas.
Mrs. ioho Aesha .peat Tuesday
night wtth her father, acer town.
Mr. Robert Richardson, of W
liamsburg. spent Sandey with bia
cousin. Miss Ines New.
Mr. aad Mrs George Waltnp
spent Sunday with the feroacr'a
parents at Five Forks
Mr Thornes Kobiasca is -aa trna
sick list this week.
S-perviaor Joha Beracs aaaat
Tuesday night wxth Mr. Gceeje
Mr. Freak Ayers aad family spca*
Sonder with Mrs. Gilla
Supervisor imam B Vaidca it -a
Norfolk this week service aa aaa
_ry in thc U- S. .court.
Why I'mLIM. -toeu-Mi-ee Bee
Baceuee it's aemammaaeeL ?limn lt
ia pure Whit* Lsad, Sa*
Because ita tho higheat
quality paint that caa ba mada aW
eeesa whaa tho user aaMa *f fearts ef
Oil to e-seh 1 gallca of tba L. A M.
Seaal Mixed Kawl Paint, it mateo 1 9-4
geUoeo of pura paint at a coot of about
Sl.-aO pergaJLao*. Tbta sa vee tbo asor
ahout 60 coota a f alloc oa all paint
used. Tho L. rn M. is oad aaa always
boos tbo highett grade aad meet pete
Sass by La_**e rn