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OTHO C. JACKSON, Attorn ky at-Law. Office: Room- former ly occupied by Hon. William A. Autleison, rear Court liouce, up Plaits. Lexington - - - Virginia Deo. 21 10-3m. J7RRKNLEB I). LETCHER, ~J Attorkfy at Law, LEXINGTON. VA. ?VotHrv Public '.I'kbmton Mooni. Fi: ask ttoottl Lat* Clerk Co. Court Notary Public (TiOORE k MOORE. ?*?? Attorneyr at Law, LixisnTOt), Va ? hone No 12' :ik?T. laLAaco-a Hieii v W'"'** LA SOO W ,t WHITE r Attouiets-at-Law -os LezlnartoD Vu. POhERT CATLETT L A W V E R. ^~r .. \ LrxiNdToX, Va. OFFICES ' _ / C luton Forge, \ a. / 'uly 20 10 lyr INSURANCE R. R.WITT& CO. GENERAL FIRE INSURACE epresent Old Line Companies l". _y a. atrtal-wl aw..* l-l I- li...<?. P--\ ,*-$-*\*iAI* . ,.i-... I ?.i?. ...:?..ni *? n V-'ilJa. '"' CHlCllKSTfcK'S 1M.IIMI l --v?,.*rv"*\ *r Ul" " * 1>?''I '?"?" ? ??? ?'" ??* ' v - \.', -'??-'?? ??.. I >l, na olkrr. Itrf-i.f TM ****?> >j.> U'.irr... hub.tSluIloaa anil lp.lt*.. Partlralara. Taallaianlal. ?aa -It.llrr r..r l.a'li ?-,*.? ulla- :, ra lara Mali. I O.OO? T.?'.;mo.:, ? Sf * ^ all Dr.ir',1. < airht.trr I k'-alcall a. ?***-? Ma-i... i.u.. i-ii na. I". J* Heats 15he Ti euee Thia ia what a pi minant citizen aald yesterday: "lt beata tha deuce that any man or woman ahould try to get along in thia day and aga without regularly reading the home newspaper." Our subscription Hat shows thal there aren't many such in UbJa tiiwn Attractive Properties ? FOR SALK BY? Rockbridge Realty Corporation Lexington, . . Virginia No 53 There Should be 50 ILiyers for This Farm 8,1 to H"1 aeia farm 1 attie from Na? tional Hichwnv on ii k<""' road, 8 miles from Miunii Vista, 'n milea irom Lex? ington, Va-, 8 nile* south of Fairfield, 2 rulla*! finn* station on Narlo k >v. Wes? tern ia ll road, i ot ettie fi oat aduKl aad rhurtli. ISavci-es arokMlaaad, balaaea In lin'- -tatt* of ea Itt vat sot*. I nert* apple orchard Baa fruit, th peach trees, pears, gt ap* a, pinn:*, cherries and maybel 11 ea. Good "pring an<l cistern at door. Water in -very Held but OB*. Well fenced with wire and picket. Last seaaoa aai rerj dry. Vet 12 acres made MK) bushels1 coin Splendid rtand for blacksmith and aright abop, oooa close, daw ;> loon fratue houa?, p*pereu, trets,! roof niul rodded, ?o > l oeilai ,horsaeoH plate. Cfcuitl outbuildings all now. Mea bank lunn and i ib'.- I and p doled, >i.ills for IO hoi s<-k and 2u cit tie. New graaarj sb.-tbi.-ci on both sid a with 4 foot oorn crib attached. HF I) crail, telephone arin* r****srS house. Could a more com? plete pla< ?? be lound ! Price $ >50Q. one half duh No. M. Building I-iot I'?'-isablt* building lot, good re alden kial section ol Lex iii;.-ton, on roath Malo si.t, ?3 x slO feet. 1'rlee $750. No. .'>."> House and Lit House aud lot on lower Main -treet. Lexington, bow occupied. Price fioO. No. 56. Nice Little Home Flee n. 8 loom house, Including baili room, on weal VVashlngi n street, Lexington. \'i I ot soicething like 4'i x 60 feet, :.1 paveme: t, and li ooo. vieut lo ail polct*. (iiol reason for Bolling. A-k to sea ibis nice little howe lllld (.'rt pl lea*. No. ;")" Good New Residence A new well i>ui t frame house, l.*xing ton, Va , with ii loom-- nnd a nios Dellar. Qood stable anil oatbotldlng* Nice shade. Jot 75x150 feat with alley on eaeh ride, VVillaoll thia bonn* furnish e 1 or unfurnished and can -jiv*- Doaasa Hr-.-j-lD: at once. Tbl- ls a bargain at (185O.00. Owner expects ta remove lo W rsl. No. 3*^ Blue Grass Land Fcur acrai of blue gra-s land ncai Uaatla Hill. !'iice reasonable. N . aV9 Three Acres in Town Three arra* of land in the eastern part of Laxiagti a. No <>i) Modern Desirable liesidepct Large desirable reaideaee, well lo ci't'-il. alby In rear. Properly Iihh am jilt- loom fora large family, or ninty bb br a I' lr-'n g bouse, i'urnare nm! I bat ba. Better see nbout thin today ll may be taken otT tbe market. Yoi: a '.n't object lo tin- pries. No. 01 Other Residences We lit ve .one other residence proper? ty anil will ba glad to ask about them. No. ti Six Room House Hood six room bouse, two bir-?" balls and cellar. Oetculldlngs In good re pair bot alu ut 45x169 f.:et. This is good property ind Im now rented. Call and a.-k fof price. (Nee additiomtl lists on pagan 4 and (J.) jBaltirrore ls Ohio R. R. LOW KATK-ONK WAY Colonist Fares TO MANY' POINTS IN California Colorado, Alberta,Ari zi)i;i, Idaho, british Columbia, Mexico, Montana, Now ypxico. Wyoming, Nerada, OreKOB.Texa*., 1 ; Itali niul Washington. T.ckets on sale daily from March lOtbtO April lilt!,, 1911, inclusive. t Kor full information call od or ad? dress ticket agents. Baltimore and I Ohio R. ft March l-ll-5t I Planning F< tanning ror a Divorce 4- Many Methods Were Suggested, but None Found Satisfactory. By WILLARD STOUTENBERG ?J* Copy rt--tit by AmerliHti Pres* Asao- + ? elation. 1--11 + v ****%** ?!? 'H* *5--*? + -*? vt **? *l- 00) *-""*??*? tt+ *evVV I nun a .mhiiik law student twenty timi* vt'tirs ?,|(i. studying in the office of Mariniri g Slade. Mr. M-trhury was tm old Matti t>l' ui.v father's, anil I think lie was iiultc loud ot nie. One day lie sent for me tn lome luto his private o'licc. nml I found Ulm alone there. ?'l-'runl;.-- he r-aid. "I eau -live you a chain e to make (OOO.*' Kow, I val scraping along finan? cially, trying to uialte ends meet till I could get my profession, and $500 weald lie a great lift fur me. '?How';" 1 asked ivigerly. "My taking a wife." My delight vnuislied as quickly as lt had come. "There will Ik* nothing to prevent your Kettla*: ? divorce in time," ho added, noticing my discomfiture. "I don't think I would like to be tied up In such a matter at all. What dues lt mena':" "It means that n client of oura, a girl of twenty-one, lins Inherited a for? tune conditional upon her bein*; mar? ried. Ot emirse there ls 11 time limit, and that time expires tomorrow at 12 o'clock noon. The young lady. Miss Irene Townsend, needs a man to mar? ry her nnd. In consideration of au ti numil t paid him, to leave her alone forever afterward. It wouldn't do to agree upon a divorce, because In that case I doubt If the marriage would be legal, but after the projierty is turned over to the heir I see no reason why one should not lie obtained? I thought awhile. There was a spice of romance In the matter that appealed to my youthful Imagination. "What kind of a looking thing ls she?" I asked. "On that score, my t*oy, you needn't trouble yourself. She ls a very pretty woman aud. moreover, of excellent hirth and breeding, of which she ls proud. She is the ward of sn uncle who. I think, intends thnt she shall eventually marry some great catch, perhaps a British lord. All that's wanti-d of the first husband ls tbat he may be relied upon nfter the mar? riage to keep out of the way and con? sent to a divorce when the time conies. " "IIow karng have I to consider the mutter?" "You'll have lo decide pretty soon. Miss Townsend must be married by tomorrow noon or lom ? fortune, if you tlon't want the Job some one else must lie found to accept lt. Think lt over and let me know boftfeTW I leave the oftlee for the day." I thought I wonlil nsk to sci- the girl I was to marry; but. considering that I wns to bo simply a husband to obviate a legal technicality, what need wns there for me to see her: If she were attractive perhaps the less I saw of her the better. I walt***-] till Mr. Mfirbury's hour for going home, and when he sent for nie. before answer? ing the summons, I flipped a coln to decide for me. "Hoads I marry, mils I don't." Heads won. I announced niy decision to Mr. Mar bury, and he told me the murringa would take place nt the office tbe next ? dny about IO O'clock. Before (/"lng to j my wedding 1 pal on n frock coat nnd ; stuck a flower In my buttonhole; but, i thinking this would appear as though I considered the affair 11 real wedding, ( I changed to my business suit and j threw awny the flower. Al 10 o'clock sharp I recelvisl 11 suni j mons to go to Mr. Marbury's otlice. I 1 found there Ix'sldes Mr. Mnrluiry a mun In clori.-nl dress, an aristocratic looking gentleman, very stlfT nnd re? served, who didn't deign to look at me. and my bride, lt wns nil right for the others to trent the limiter as II mere legal form, but the bride nnd bridegroom gave each other a .pilek look I defy any man upon entering Into such ntl arrangement to avoid be idnnlng at once to [day a gnuie of bea rta, Al any rate, I did. and al? ways baring round Indifference to l>e the most powerful force to move a wo? man. I refrained from looking at Miss Townsend after the first glance. I j i list ny eye perfunctorily over the pa ; |>ers I was required to .sign nnd ilraw i lng my pen through the words "live j hundred dollars." wrote "one." "What do you mean by tbat, sir?" snarleti the elderly gentleman. I "I have decided, somewhat late per I haps, tluit to accept money for Barb a 1 service would demean me. I shall be ' happy to serve tile young lady, but ! not for pay." I wns obliged to stand a good deal of abuse from the elderly gentleman, ! In which his ward took no part. But j I remained firm, told them that there was still nearly two hours remaining in which to find a substitute, and ! since the person was to be simply a I dummy lt didn't matter who lie whs, provided he was not already married. I I also said that tlie one dollar paid me made the marriage a matter of bar gain, 'lhere were reasons why a man who had been recommended as one to j be relied on should be chosen So after considerable discussion and a aide conference between Mr. Mai-bury and the Meta lt was de.-idel to ac? cept my conditions. Standing before the clergyman. Miss Townsend and 1 were made legal man and Wife. Miss Townsend was appnrently well ? pleased with ma so far aa appenr I ance gotta and waa decidedly preju diced In my raaer hy my fin-anee* In rcftiKlng to take an- pay for th* serr? ies I vas doing ber. When the eagB ii. | win* o.ef I roan! \ cd upon a bold ?-tivke. " t'bei'o ls ono reward." 1 Bali lo her. "Unit 1 Wv dd accept for becoming your i>ro\isionul huaaasaal if you can lind it In your hean to grant lt to me." The uncle Itult hal brow, aud my wife waited to hear more. "I have taken iijhxi myself." 1 said, "a condition that will doubtless pre real aaa from nuu-iying a real xvlfs tee a long while to come, and few ^iils i are lo marry a divorced man. I haw* done ibis to assure to you a fortune li Beean te me tbat tbe re? ward I ask. linnieh lo me it will serve ns a plaaaaat memory connected with ibis episode, will uot be uiinb for you to grant. 1 ask oaa kiss from my pro visionnl luide." lier mule made ii step forward to interfere. My wife stood for a nio inenl Irresolute, arith her eyes fixed on tba goor, thea slowly turned ber face toward nie. Tho movement was all 1 aaked for. 1 bent forward mid bare W loin lied ber Ups willi mino I turned my exes from Wt) bride te Mr. Marbory and Bau oa his face hd expression of satisfaction Then for tha first time it occulted to nie that Id lils mind lhere bud been something more than making me ii more legal husband and thal he ama well pleased with the manner in which I had ac* quitted myself Without another word to any ?uv. without a glance at my xvi fo. I went out of the room nnd. Boating myself nt my desk, dived nguiu Into my law booka. A year passed, at the end of which I roi fixed it letter from my wife. lt began "Dear Sir" and ended "Yours truly." It said that In tin* matter of mr bargain murringo she had placed herself la the bands of ethers, since she know nothing of law or the fulfill? ment of lt. with a view- to Inheriting BU estate. She was now in possession of ber property mid was of ape. She Intended to manage the rest of the matter connecting her with me her? self. There was now nothing lu the way of getting the divorce, and BaU would be pleased to seo me with re? gard to the obtaining of s dorree. Above nil things, she desired In work in harmony with mr, since she hud been Informed that the tnntter could be thus far mon* satisfactorily han il'.ftl. Prom what little she had seen of me she felt ii shu red that I wns a gentleman aad would not stand in her way in becoming a free woman. However wo doline love. Ita t>egin nlng is Indefinable. A man. fancy free, may propose to n girl who ls fa ney free on the ground that she ls not displeasing to him sud their mar? riage will Ix* an advantage. If she ls accepted his feelings arti] go out to hor as naturally as the tendrila of a vine and hers will uiIviiih'h to meet them. I attribute to this fact my coming to love the girl I had married, and I ron soiled that If sbe hud ln*en nt the time of our marriage and had remained fancy free lt was quite pOBBlhlB that something n.ore than un ordinary lu tercel lu me mtghl bave '.loon g ru wing up lu ber. Hut I realized that our parts wen reversed. I must ha court ad; she must do the i-ourtlng. Any Indication that I boped to make our marriage a real ono weald be fatal to hopes 1 might havo of doing so. I replied to hor lotter that she was at liberty ta take any steps ber law? yers might adv iso to secure a decree. All 1 asked was that I might be put to as little inconvenience as possible, for my timi- was taken up in preparing for my examination for admission to tin* bar. I did not refer to her sugges? tion for a mooting. She replied that, considering tho fact that she was under an obligation to me for a favor, she dosi roil an op? portunity of thanking ma personally therefor anti OU no account Would she take stops for the divorce without my approval of the plan to he adopted. To hit upon n plan to which I would give my willing assent would require an Interview. So 1 called to see her. One thing I noticed especially. She was dressed in a very becoming costume. Since I could not make myself look beautiful, whatever I might wear, I concluded In put on something besides clothes something that linds great favor with women. I displayed all the deference I COUld assume. Stn* could not conceal from nie tlie fnct that I Btood in the position of something more than a mero legul dummy Nevertheless she tried to. Slit* outlined several plans her lawyers had sketched out for ber by which the divorce nii^bt ba obtained, but I ob? jected to all of thom OU tbe ground thal they might reflect upon her I insisted upon assuming all the obloquy myself. Bul when it cunio to pointing out exactly bow I xvas to do this I fulled. I know enough mw to suggest tho different methods that might he need, but I had not been studying n>v profession for the purpose of enabling a wausau te divorce me, caper.lally one from whom I had no desire to be di vorced. Tin* consequence was that after a conference lasting two hours I left her without our having made any ben tl way. I hud many conferences with my wife on tba subject of our divorce without Duding a satisfactory pinn. At last one evening when WU were de? bating tho matter nt the door. Just be fore my departure. In n flt Ot? absent mindedness I kissed her. She must have been equally absentminded, for she received the kiss as a mat ter of course, not stopping in what she was ?aylng. Suddenly lt occurred to both of us thnt we had given and received a marital kiss. That ended the talk about divorce. Since lt was raining hard I conclude-! not to go home till the rain let up ? blt. I never want home at all. FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LEXINGTON LEXINGTON, VA. OFFICERS B E. VAUGHAN, President J P. MOOI.E. Vice President H. C. WISE, Cashier DIRECTORS J. P. MOORE REID WHITE G. E. VAUGHAN T. T. DICKINSON B. ESTES VAUGHAN CAPITAL STOCK . SURPLUS FUND SHAREHOLDERS' LIABILITY $50,000.00 70.000.00 50.00O.00 $170,000.00 lu seloetiuK a DEPOSITORY for your fuuds SEGUE* Il Y is th.- P lil ME CONSIDERATION. These figures speak for themselves aud need uo comment. 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