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Puoll.ahfd Ever\ W ??dnc-.il***. Evenlng ?VILLIAM B. K I N N K I? Y Editor and Proprietor. WEDNESDAY. .MAY 31. 1911 Subscription Kate* In Advance : .?ne V*?ar_fl .SB I Thn>e Monti.-* .?*>.? mtm Months We I SaBarteCopr*.. *?? BS"lhi*<iiie8aVot*al iiotif?**> ll?o. it Has lor flr*>t in-vertion and Ba. a. lina for ?adi aabsSQaaaal insertion. KNOCKERS In every community there are men who are disposed to criticise progressive movements. This is a statement that may safely be made. T-exington is no exception to this rule, and at present the construc? tive and progressive members of the Town Council are being criti? cised for "doing things." In another column of this issue i will be found a communication from ' Mr. E. A. t^uisenberry 'knocking' the Town Council for things they have both done and loft undone. Vs is frequently the case .with "knockers." our friend sees only a small ^gment of the circle of valu? able service rendered to the com? munity by the men whom he wishes to call to account. Arguments founded on fact at/Tonly partly stat ed are generally the worst kind of misrepresentations: and when a citi? zen undertakes to communicate with his fellow citizens thro.igh the pub? lic press he should,above all things, confine himself strictly to the rec? ord and not indulge in speculation or surmises or guesses. The constructive street improve? ment has been under the direction of the Street Committee, with the burden ot responsibility, resting on IIB efficient charmian. That he has handled the situation with singular ability and intelligence is a proposi? tion that' cannot be controverted. In this work he has had the advice I aod suggestions of capable men and the contracts have been undertaken and completed by men who have strong testimonials for their elli cienov. The statement made that of the $30,000 voted for street improve? ment only tl; 1 _".OOO remains after the completion of the tar via macadam work, loses its etlect when the facts are fully known that only 125.000 was contemplated for street work, the other $5,OOO being used for meeting obligations previously as? sumed. The tar via macadam was made for less than Lynchburg is now paying for this kind of work, although in that city bids were invited from any who desired to enter. The ccst to Lexington ranged fn in mi cents to $1.25 a yard, hence the statement that the work cost 133.000 a mile is misleading. The tarvia streets are .-much better than the ordinary mac? adam, and it is surprising that a contrary statement should be made. With reference to the water sup? ply being brought from -Moore's Creek: Frequent measurings last fall when the extremest drought known prevailed showed abundance of water. And when the citi-ens of Lexington were given an oppor? tunity they voted overwhelmingly for this supply, thus urging that Moore's Creek water be brought to Lexington. It happens that the chairman of the Street Committee is also chairman of the Special Water Committee, and he put into the work of providing an adequate wa? ter supply for Lexington the same energy and intelligence that he has given to his other work for the town. The fears expressed by Mr. ?. ? Quisenberry with reference to the inadequacy of the wood pipes are groundless, because eminent engi neera are using this kind of pipe. And wood pipe has been known to last more than a century. For the Moore's Creek line the contempla? tion is to use the wood pipe only where pressure is lightest. Town Council Asked for Account of ; Their Stewardship Editor I .rr*;ix-vrox "Gazette. lt is with some reluctance tluit I write tliis communication to inform the tax payers what the present Council have done and left undone. Hut 1 feel it is a duty which some one should do. lu the tirst plan* the Council tried to gat the county to take the public roads leading one mile from Ito-BOT poration each way, for which they agreed to pay eleven cents on the dollar to the county. This would have amounted to over 18.001 per year to the pt-ople of Lexington, or a debt of |M,Mt against the town at 4 per cent., and it will be remem? bered that at a mass meeting of the people this was stopped in the nick of time. Second. The Council a?ked to be given thirty thousand dollars to fix ap the streets and roads, ynd it was given, and behold! what was Jone with a large part of tiiis 00,009} lt was used to make what s called tarvia streets, which cost it the rate of KW,OOO per mile. But his kind of street was claimed to be .listless, and every one knows that hestreet now is not a whit better han the street above and below it. io much, then, for your dustless itreetat $H.'1,(KM> per mile. And I was n formed by one of the Councilmen hat only 112,000 was left t<> fix up he balance of the streets. Third. The dear Council came ?gain and asked the people to give hem seventy live thousand dollars tt -jet more water for the town, rhich was voted for. The Council vants to use this $75,000 to go ten >r twelve miles for water that is -laimed by them to hava only a sup? ply in summer of 850,000 gallons per lay of '2-i hours. I am informed .hat the Council are asking for bids >n wooden pipe the most of the way jo the work can be done within the ippropriation. This will only be a nakeshift. for it will give trouble sooner or later, and this will work jut about the way the dustless streets have done. Fourth. Why has the Council kept from the people a published account of sums paid out. to whom I and for what service rendered to thc town,m the way that the County Supervisors publish the expenses of the county and who received the sums paid by the treasurer, and for what service'.' Tliis-, used to be done. Whv it was stopped 1 can't imagine. So, City Fathers, give account of your stewardship. I''.. A. Qi ISKNBF.RRY. Examining Board Discantianed By a unanimous vote the State Hoard of Education at a meeting held in Richmond Saturday decided to discontinue the State Board of Examiners after September I of tbis year. It was felt that the work of examining teachers and of inspect? ing schools can be done more effect? ively and with half the cost by ad? ministration from the office of the Department of Public Instruction under the new plans worked out by the Department's officials. There are four of these offices, each drawing a salary of two thou? sand a year and travelling expenses. The examiners are: A. B. Chand? ler, Jr., secretary. Fredericksburg; C. ti. Maphis. president, Charlottes? ville: Oscar L. Shewmake. Burke ville. and E. E. Worrell, Roanoke. Instead of a separate body, which has been a target for criticism from many quarters ever since its forma? tion, the entire administration will be handled by the department. Thc United States Supreme Court have ordered the American Tobacco Company dissolved because of vio lation of thc anti-Sherman law. Makes Everythirg New Old kitcbea chairs, old furniture, old closets, old bureaus, when worn out made new again at a cost of lo to 20 cents with a can of either Home finish Domestic Faint, Home Finish U .v. M. Varnish, or Home Finish L. & M. Varnish Stain Directions for use on each can. Anybody can use it. Get it from McCrum Drug Co., H. L. Gilkeson, Buena Vista. Commissioner of Re venae, Natural Bridge District I hereby announce myself a can jidate for Commissioner of the Rev me for Natural Bridge District, -ubject to the action of tho Datno :ratic primary. I earnestly solicit he support of the voters of the dis rict and promiso, if elected, tri aithfully discharge the duties con lected with the oflice. Respectfully, WILLO. HARRIS. April 26-tf. Commissioner's Sale Pursuant toa decree of the Cir? cuit Court of Rockbridge County, Virginia, entered on tbe HUh day of May. 1911. in the Chancery cause thc.-?.-1n (-ending entitled John VY. ?eott v. John Lewis Scott's Heirs, I will, on SATFRDAY. THK i'4TH DAY OF JUNK, 1911. sell at public auction in front of the Douri House of Rockbridge County. Virginia, that certain house and lot at Raphine. Va,, of which John Lew ia. Scott, died, seized and pos? sessed, upon the following terms, viz.: For one-third of the purchase money in cash and the balance in two equal annual installments, for which the purchaser will be requited to execute his bonds, bearing interest from day of sale, and secured by the title of said property being re? tained until the same are paid, and bv a sufficient amount-of tire insur? ance on said property, to be carried at the cost of the purchaser. DALL M. PENICK, Special Commissioner. I hereby certify that the bond re? quired by the above mentioned de? cree of sale has' been executed by said Special Commissioner. R R. WITT. Deputy Clerk. May 31-4t_ ?ylRGINIA. In the Itockbridge Circuit Clerk's Office, May St, 1911. F. A. PlTLTZ and others PKABL J. Karin* and others. The object of this suit is *o have partition of and to that end to brinn to sale thc dower lands which were assigned to the widow ol David Pu Itt under proceedings regularly taken in the Circuit Court of Roekbridgti County. Virginia, in the suit of I.e becca Shafer v. David Patts' heirs, said widow being now dead: and tv distribute the proceeds of said lands to those entitled u> the same. The said land consists of aOou t eight-fiveacres lying in Rockbridge County, Virginia, in an easterly di? rection, about fcur miles from Lex? ington, Virginia. It appearing from : n aflidavit tiled in said cause that .Mrs. Mortie '.alliagher; the unknown heirs at 1 ,w of Leorge F. Putts, deed., and the unknown heirs at law of John Dultz, deed., defendants in the aliove cause, are "Hot residents of the ^tateof Virginia: and that there arc, or may be persons interested in the subject to be disposed of in said cause whose names are un kn mn, heirs, os above set forth: It is ordered that said non-res dent and unknown parties do ap? pear here within fifteen days after the due publication of this order in the Lexington < Gazette and do what may be necessary to protect their interests in said suit. A copy?Teste: R. R. WITT. Deputy for A. T. Shields ('.erk. (.lasgow k White, p. q. May 31*11-41. PUBLIC SALE OF LAND Bpecia] OoBamissionats' s-ile at Public Auction Hy virtue authority vested in the undersigned by decrees of the Cir? cuit Court of /Rockbridge, entered on the 17th day of November. 1910, and May 2o. lull, in the Chancery cause of D. Welsh <fe Co. vs. E. A. Johnson et als., they will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder, at the front door of the Court House, JULY 28, 1911, AT 12 M. the following described real estate: All that certain tract of land con? taining 110 acres, -"more or less, in Kerr's Creek District, known as the K. A. Johnson land which ad? joins the land known as the Or bi son farm, and lies in the forks of North River and Kerr's Creek. This land has on it a Dwelling House and out buildings. At the same time and place of this sale, will also be sold SS acres of land a i joining, being also a part of the K. A. Johnson lands- this latter will be sold by E. M. Pendleton and (J. I). Letcher. Special Commissioners. T BRM SOP SA I *E: -One thi rd of purchase money cash on day of sale, and the balance to be paid in one and two years from date of sale, and the deferred payments to be ?-vi dented by bonds of the purchaser, p .yable in one and two years from date, respectively, with interest from date, and title to the land will he reserved as ultimate security for said deferred payments with inter? est. HUGH A. WHITE. E. If. PENDLETON, Special Commissioners. I, R li. Witt, Deputy Clerk ol the Circuit Court of Rickbridge Coun? ty, hereby certify that Hugh A. White, one of tho Commissioners above, has executed the bond re? quired by the decree of sale above mentioned. ft. R. Witt. May SI td s Deputy Clerk, Commissioner of Revenue, Namul Hr iii jr e District To My Friends and Voters: I hereby announce myself a can? didate for Commissioner of Revenue for Natural Hridge District, subject to tbe action of the Democratic pii marv to be held Sept. 7th. 1911 Maj 24 ? p. W. W. RIC ?1 NKW Al'AERTINKMI-NTs fJOR SALE-THOROUGHBRED a* Jersey Cows and Heifers. Fresh and early springers. Address James Campbell. Cireonville, V*. May 31. SALE OF REAL ESTATE Near fl out h of Kerr's Creek Under authority of decrees enter? ed iu the case of D. Welsh >V Co. vs. E. A. Johnson A- Co. by the Circuit Court ol Itoekbridge County, Nov. 17. 1H10, and May 20, 1911, the un? dersigned will sell at public auction before the Gantt House in Lexing? ton, Virginia, on IUN128, ltll, AT 12 M. all that tract of land embracing '.VH acres, more or less, of which Mary C. Johnson, died, seized and pos? sessed, and adjoining the land form erly belonging to John S. Johnson, deceased. Terms: (>ne-third cash and the balance in 1 and 2 years in equal instal ments. said deferred instal? ments to be evidenced by the nonds of the purchaser, with interest from date of sale, and the title of tbe land to be held as ultimate security. (' D. LETCHER, E. M. PENDLETON, Special Commissioners. I certify that G. D. Letcher. Com? missioner, has gi tren bonds as re? quired by law. Given under my hand this 30th jay of January. 1911. R. li. WITT. Deputy Clerk Roc-bridge Circuit Court. May 31 t d s. Primary Election Ty the Democratic Voters of Rock? bridge County, Virginia: Notice is hereby given that a pri? mary election for the nomination of a Democratic candidate for the House il Dolegates of Virginia from the egislative district composed of the counties of Bath, Highland, Rock t>ridge and the City of Bu?ca Vista, will be held nt the several voting precincts of the said counties and l*ity on THURSDAY. SEPTEflBER 7. 1911. between t..e hours of sunrise and sunset of that day. Uandidataa for this oflic3 are re? quired to give notice in writing of tneir candidacy to the Chairmen of the Executive Con mittees of the said counties and city prior to 9 o'clock P. M. on SATURDAY, JULY STU, 1911, accompanied hy? the assessment ti iced by the said county and city committees, respec? tively. Should there be only one candi? date for this oflice who shall have certified his candidacy in. the man? ner and at the time above provided, the Chairmen of the said County and City Committees will declare such candidate the NOMINEE of the Democratic party for tho said oflice. ROBERT CATLETT, ('hannan Hem. E-eec uti ve Committe Rockbridge Co. May 31 2t Notice To Candidates IN THK Democratic Primary The subcommittee appointed by the O. m?x: rat ic County Committee for the purpose cf fixing the assess? ments to be paid by candidates for participation in the Democratic pri? mary to be held on the 7th of Sep? tember. 1911, bas fixed the fees to be paid as follows: Candidates for? State Senate.110.00 House of Delegates . . . 15.00 Floater Delegate .... 10.00 County Treasurer . . . 20.00 County Clerk.30.00 Commonwealth's Attorney . 10.00 Sheriff .10.00 Commissioner of Revenue , 3 00 Supervisors. 2.T>0 No primary fee is required to be paid by candilates for Justice of the Peace, Constable, Overseer of ihe Poor and members of the County Committee. ALL CANDI OATES must give notice of candidacy, and those of whom a primary fee is required, as ibove shown, must pay such fees to he County Chairman ON OR BE? FORE THE 8TH DAV OF JULY, 1911, or their names will not be ?laced on the primary ticket. ROBERT CATLK1T, Chairman Democratic Committee. VL y 31-2%. _ ;oniiniH*-ioner of Revenue, Kerrit Creek District I hereby annnounce myself a can lidate for Commissioner of the Rev >nue for Kerr'sCreek District, sub? net Vj the action of the Democratic >rimarv. A. S. HAMILTON. May 17 3mos. For House of Delegates At the request of my friends to kermit them to use my name as a tandidate for the House of Delegates n the next Legislature, I beg leave o reply, if it is the will of the ma? ui it v of the citizens of Rockbridge, will endeavor to serve them to the >est of any ability I may have. *ater I will givemy opinions in alet er to tho press on all questions nos/ >efore the public and some others vhich my observation has taught ne should be paramount at this ime. Respectfully, w. g. mcdowell. April 26-tf. -is "Of Course" SHOES Why, Certainly! We'sell Shoes?Shoes for Ladies and Men, Shoes for Misses aud Shoes for Children?all sorts ami kinds of Shoes for all sorta audi cou.litions of -,-eople. This hot weather calls for White Footwear. It looks coder and is cooler. We are offeriug Indies White Canvas Pumps at.Itt-M per pair Misses' White Canvas Pnmps at. 1.50 " t hildrou's White C-anvaa I'mujis at. 1.2.-) " Ladies' Black Suede Pumps at ..... ... 3.03 f Belies' Black Velvet Pumrs at. 3.00 Ladies' Psi Colt Pumps at. ... 2.M) " Ladies' dui: Metal Pumps at. 2.5'J " Old Ladies' Comfort Low Show, soft as a glove. 150 " "Of coiir e," -'Shure,'' "Why Ol tail, ly" Graham, tho J*'hos Van, sells shoes. Bring your feet with you and let's get acquainted GRAHAn, Ttes^a Seller of Straw Hats for Men. Ladies' Linen Suits Heavy Lineu Crash in White, Blue, Navy, Purple, etc., cut in the latest st \ ls and made in the best manner. Twojdesigns at #.? cu aud lio.00 respeetiv-1>. Wide Flouncings for thin while dresses. Beautiful goods, 21 inches wide, vt*rv slicer, tine embroidery, verv handsome, at *1 00 nod ?1.10 the yard. Side-Band Lawns A new lot just received. Very neat and attractive an 1 . . extra good quality at-th- prices, 10 cents and 12$ oet)ts. We now have a good stock of the old reliable CKNTKMKlil GLOVKS, lx>tl. long and short, in Silk, Chamois, and Kid?in white, black and colors. Prices run from 25 cents to "1-1.00 for the short gloves, aud from fl 00 to *3 50 for the long. Have You Tried Our LINENWEAR HOSIERY? It is for Women and Children. It is light weight for warm weather, and is rednforced with linen in heels, toes and soles. Thc colors?black and tan?are fast, snd the wear satisfactory* Two grades, 25 and 3.r? cents. NEW CHINA MATTINGS NEW GRASS RUGS NEW LINOLEUMS IRWIN & COo, Inc. Thc Watch that Talks as Well asTicks ff We like to sell -a customer goods which speak for themselves We like to put a ROCKFORD WATCH ia a man's pocket, because it will tell its own story of absolute perfection, by the time it keeps, and its owner will tell others of its superior quality. * V. W. HAYSLETT, StSS. 14 West Washington Street, Lexington, Va. AN OLD ADAGE SAYS ? ?'A light purse is a heavy curse" Sickness makes a light purse. The LIVER is tho seat of nine tenths of all disease. Tutt'sPills (a to the root of the whole met? ter, thoroughly, quickly aafely and restore the action of tha LIVER to normal condition Give tone to the system and solid flesh to the body* Take No Substitute. MILLINERY Fancy Yarns. Embroidery Silks and Cottons of all kinds. Beautiful Stamped designs. Stamping done at very reasonal-l-' prices. Round Thr sad Art Lia ea and Handkerchief Linen at 60 and 75 cents. Ladiea' SHORT SH K (. LOV ES in black and White, and Chamois, Gauze Vests. Silk Lisle Hose for ladies in Black sud Tail. CHILDREN'S SOCK*, BVBY CAPS, etc. B. M. HUTTON Lexington, Va., opp. Courthouse.