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WEDNESDAY. Ali. 2. lill The Coining and Going of People You Know Col. John S. Mosby of Washing? ton, I). C., tho leader of Mosby's rangers during the Civil War, is a visitor in Lexington today. Miss Mae Beeton is visiting friends at livingston. Va. Mr. and Mrs. Ross F. Gillock are * visiting relatives iii Roanoke. Mr. L. I). Ham r io anti family have gone to Kansas to make their home. Miss Gertrude Ettinger is visit? ing friends in Staunton this week. Miss M. Kate Varner left Monday for Norfolk to spend a month with friends. Mr. John G. Pole of Pocahontas, Va., is visiting his brother. Mr. Charles Pole. Mr. and Mrs. P. Cleveland Davis have gone to Williamsburg to spend their vacation with relatives. Miss Rosa Quiseuberry of Welch, W. Va., is visiting her parents. Mr. and Mis. E. A. Quisenberry. Miss Nellie Modell has returned from a visit to her sister. Mrs. R, Briley Wickes of New Market, Ya. Mr. and Mrs James W. McClung have returned fre-m Augusta coun? ty where they spent a month visit? ing relatives. Mr. I). II. Foltz of Rappahannoe-k county, spent several days in Lex? ington last week the guest of Mr. \\ aller K. Quisenberry. Mr. M. S-jin Goldman was a visi? tor lo fi ie cds in Hem nuke the past week. i.nel Mrs. (Goldman visited relatives in Rainmore. Hester James Robinson shot him? self in the foot yesterday at Rock? bridge Aluin Springs. The wound is painful though not serious. Miss Alice McChesoeyof Charles ?? ton, W. Va., spent the past ten days in Lexington visiting lier aunt,Mrs. Jofiti Witnrow on Main street. Mr. Mason C. Deaver left a few days ago to spend a few weeks visiting relatives in Knoxville. Ten i.,and other points in the South. Mr. Albert Straley Holt/, of Char lottesville. has joined his* wife in Lexington v. ho is visiting her pa? rents. Captain and Mrs. W. F. Pier? son. Mr. and Mrt?. A. J. Dickey ol Sweetwater. Tenn., passed through Lexington today to visit Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kngleman on Kerrs Creek. Mrs. Limotte Smoker left lexing? ton this week to visit Richmond, Philadelphia and New York. She is seoornpanted by her sister. Miss Elsie Kbeling. Mrs. John W. Beard of Coving? ton, and .Mrs. O. C. Brewer ot Pu laski, are- visiting their mother, Mrs. Margaret S. Muuiphris. whe continues epiite ill. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac* Weinberg re turned to lexington Sunday eve ning from an automobile trip of i tew days to Roaooke. They were accompanied home by Miss Jean? nette Forman who is their guest. Dr. D. B. Easter of Washingtoi and I*ee University, will occup; the pulpit of Trinity Methodis church next Sunday morning in thi absence of the pastor. Rev, Murra' D. Mitchell, and Rev. (i. W. Moon of Ellistoa will preach Sunday, th - ISth. Rev. and Mrs. James E. Rooke of Raleigh, N. C., cave issued in I vitiations to the marriage of thei elaughter. Miss Sophie Graham, t Dr. Andrew Dickson Packer c New York, the ceremony to tak panie Wednesday, August lGth, a rJ.iiO p. m. Rev. Murray I). Mitchell left thi morning for Wesley Cirove, Md., t attend the annual Methodist cam meeting held at that place. He wi preach the communion sermon te morrow morning and also Sunda morning next. Mr. Mitchell willb absent two Sundays. Ile was ai companied by his daughter, Mis Anna Lind Mitchell. Rsv. Dr. Charles Manly, accou panied by Mrs. Manly, left Monda for a visit lo South Caroline*. Di George B. Eager of Louisville, Ky will preach at the Lexington Bai tist church the two Sundays he absent. While absent Dr. Mini will next Sunday preach the dedie tory sermon of a new Baptist chu re at Belton, S. C., where he was fe> unerly oas tor, and will conduct meeting at that church for sever days. Ile will also visitGreenvil) S. C., before returning home. RED LIQUOR AND A PISTOL Joe Hinton Charged With Killing Herbert Pleasants The 11uiciness of early Sunday morning was disturbed at Rock? bridge Maths bv the report of a trag edy at (.os pe I Hill Methodist church (colored), where a church festival was held Saturday night last. A deadly pistol in the hands of a drinking negro resulted in the mur? der of an inoffensive and lespeeted colored man. Joe Hinton of lexing? ton, a negro of unsavory reputation, who has a record in the courts of the town, is charged with shooting to death Herbert Pleasants of the Rockbridge Ilathn neighborhood, a negro held in high esteem by both white and colored. From the evidence at the coro? ner's inquest, held Sunday morning near tho church, where the killing occurred, it appears that a church festival was held at l.ospel Hill church, to which were attracted large numbers of colored people, not only from the immediate neigh? borhood but from lexington. Hrownsburg, Timber Ridge and t ther sections of the county. Among the Lexington contingent * as Joe Hinton, who seems to baye fortified himself with red liqor and was orepared to have a big time. Arrived ou the grounds he forth with proceeded to terrorize the gathering by brandishing his pistol and tiring a few shots. Some of the men desired to get rid of such an unwelcome visitor and stones were thrown at the Lexington sport, some of the missiles taking effect. One especially marred the facial expres? sion of the would-be bully, and oth? ers came in sudoen contact with the body of Hinton. At about one hour past m'dnight. while the crowd was getting ready to leave, many having already gone, s .me one threv a stone and struck Hinton while he was engaged in lending assistance to a woman who appeared to have imbibed too freely nf some intoxicant. Hinton arose and looked through the darkne-s for the man who had Struck him His eyes .igliting on Herbert Pl?tS ants, who was near by and getting his horse and buggy ready prepara? tory to leavinajr, the Lexingtoniun at once suspected that he was the of? fender. He pulled his pistol, a long 38-celibre, and tired, nccoulpanying the shot with an oath and "I've ,ut you now.'' Pleasants fell, unno? ticed by any one, pierced through the forehead. Later he was found dead and Justice ll. A. Wilson was notified. He summoned Deputy Sheriff J. W. Weeks, who reached the scene about daylight. A jury was summoned nd an in? quest held over the dead body ol Pleasants The jurors wero C. et. She wey, Hugh Adams. W. S. MeCurdy, Jno. M. t.ibson, J. H. Kirkpatrick. J. T, Snider and Dr. H. ft, Morrison, with Justice Wilsoc acting coroner. The witnesses were Sidney Pleas ants, W, V.. Kier. Lizzie Miller Charles Sitlington, Elise Kier, Rev J. ll. Davis. George Johnson anc Mathew Henderson. The jury brought in a verdict tha Herbert Pleasants caine to hisdeatl from a pistol shot wound at thi hands of Joe Hinton, and (lintot was sent to jail ic Lexington ti await the grand jury. Dr. Howe Died in Newburyport Df. Jas. Lewis Howe of Washing ton and Ixje University, was sum moned to Newburyport. Mass. Thursday last on accountof tho seri ons condition of his father. Or. Fran cis A. Howe, for many years a prom ineut physician of that place. H died Friday morning, aged 84 years Dr. Howe graduated from Am herst College in 1S48, and from Har yard Medical College in ls">4. ll was a public-spirited citizen am served as alderman, member sc hot board, and for years was presidec of Anna Jaques hospital assoeiatror Dr. Howe leaves one liaughtei Miss Edith M. Howe of Newburj port, one son, Dr. Jas. Lewis How of Lexington, and one sister, Mri Harriet H. Walworth of Newburj port. _ Drv Weather Prevails From various sections of the Stat and country come reports of droutl A water famine exists in some cities While Rockbridge has not haa a average season yet some section of the county have had fairly goo season. In other sections the drout has been and still is serious. A good shower fell here Monda afternoon, which greatly refreshe vegetation, and a light shower fe jlast evening. Methodist District Conference at Trinity Church Tho Rtninoki* District Methodist (-?inference held with Trinity Meth? odist congregation last week, closed Thursday night, with an address by Kev. J. H. Light, I). I)., editor of "The Virginia Issue," of Rich? mond, formerly pastor of the I*ox ington church. Dr. Light made a forceful address for the cause o' temperance, and declared all forms of legalized sale of liquor to bo bad, anel the worst is the dispensary, for one reason, that it involves every citizen as a par? ticipant in and a beneficiary of the liquor traffic. He declared State? wide prohibition the only cure for the drink evil. Dr. Light gave a striking ilh'stratietn of the activity ( of liepior dealers by presenting to his audience two rolls of advertis? ing clippings which he had cut from Richmond papers. One roll was ; from the Sunday issue of a morning paper and measured seven and one I half yards king, column wiele. The either roll was from the columns of | an afternoon paper, an industrial issue, and measured fourteen and ! one-hall yards long, column wide. Jost previous te) his address Dr Light called on the venerable James M. Senseney t i sing Ins favorite song, "Palms of Victory.'' At the beginning of Thurs lay after clem's sessiem a short meeting was held in the interest of the fly? man's Miasionary Movement, con? ducted by Judge E. P. Newman ot Woodstock, leader for the Baltimore Conference. At this meeting Judge R. 0. Jackson of Roanoke*, was re? elected leader for the Koanoke Dis? trict. The laymen pledged an ad? ditional thousand dollars by the dis? trict for the cause of missions. Judge Jackson delivered a strjng address Wednesday night in the in? terest of this movement. Thursday afternoon the following delegates were elected lo the annual seesii n of the Baltimore Conference tel be held in Roanoke next April W. IL Agnor, Lexington: IL II. Dickey, Ch ristiansburg; T. T. Fisb burne and Judge EL C. Jackson* Kianoke. Alternates, .lodge P. V. Jones. Newcastle: F. ll. Thomas. Roanoke: W. R. Kennedy, Lexing? ton: W. H. Chalmers, Salem. The conference was largely :?t leaded, between 75 and so preach* ers, laymen and visitors being pres ent. Dr. Carlton D. Harris, the gents! editor eif the Baltimore South ern Methodist, and Rev. H. L. Blake more, missionary secretary of the Bal timora Conference, both adel re*.** ed the conference in the interest o their respective departments. The members of the conference expressed themselves as highh pleaseei with their visit to Lexing ton, and many of them availed then: selves Of this opportunity to vi-ei the numerous points of interest ll the town. Memorial by Baptist Cuurch The Baptist congregation of Lex ington on Jelly 1 tth adopted a me moria! in honor of Dr. Janie's 1! I Taylor, their former pastor, and tbe following notice was publi died ii the Religious Baralil of Rich mon < of last week: "As a simple but sincere token e the honor duo to the memory of Hov James B. Taylor, D. D., who finis!) j ed his course in Richmond the 291 Of June, we desire to record our sp ! prec-iation of his faithful, wise an - affectionate service of this eburc - as pastor from January, 1884, t , June, 1 *****.11, which resulted in th conversion of many and in the sui - stantial strengthening of all ou - j work is the community and for ti, e j cause of Christ at large. ;. "To his bereaveel family we ter -der our heartfe-lt sympathy in th - loss they have sustained, and ft e assure them of our prayer that the i may be enriched with 'everlasttn >1 consolation ind good hope throng t grace.' " At the Churches Sunday | Regular services were held in th L"xington churches Sunday las except the R. E. Lee Memorial Kph "' e'opal church, wita sermons by t! pastors. The Presbyterian oongn gation worshiped on the lawn at tl: J manse in the afternoon. i> A number e>f additions to chu rc i. j membership Sunday resulted froi ,, the recent meeting, together wit n others who joined bv letter. Atti s Baptist church there* were A'2, i d the Presbyterian lo and atthe.Metl h odist 15 in the morning and one . ' night. y Moore eft Mooro have sold tl d J Ruffner farm on Buffalo, 5J mile II j southwest of Lexington,,to Willia I Zillman for$10,000. Mr. Landis Who Died in Detroit Buried in LezlagftM Tbe funeral of Mr. Kdwin (.'arter Limbs who died in Detroit. Mich.. Wednesday night last. July Mt?, was held Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock fi om ihe home of Mr. Frank T. Glasgow on Wbite street, con? ducted by Rev. Dr. Alfred T. Ora ham, followed by interment in the Lexincton cemetery. Mr. I?nd is had been con tined to a hospital iu Detroit for some time, aod underwent an operation for what was supposed to be appendici? tis, hut was found to be an abscess. His condition was favorable,and his dear ii was a surprise to his friends. News of his serious illness was re? ceived in lexington Wednesday morning by his wife who has been spending the summer hero with her infant daughter at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Glasgow. .Mrs. I?,n<'.is ard Mrs. Glasgow started that afternoon for Detroit, but received news ia Cin? cinnati of Mr. Laindis' death. They ?raited in that city until the body, accompanied by Mr. Landis' father, arrived on its way to* Lexington for burial. The mother and sister of deceased. Mrs. Landis and Miss Lucille I>andis, joined them at Cin? cinnati and aecompmicd the re? mains to Lexington. Mr. f.lasgow who was at the Sweet Chalybeate joined the party at Allegheny. Mr. Liodis was aged 21 years, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abb Landis of Nashville. Tenn. He met educated at Washington and Lee University, graduating with the degree ot A. B. in 1906. He married Miss .\. lite! Glasgow.daugh? ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. (.las KOW of Lexington in May. 1909. He held a responsible position with a Detroit manufacturing concern, and was a young man of tine business qualities, as well as of moral worth and mental endowments. His wife and an infant daughter survive; also his parents and one Bister I Miss Margaret G. Robinson Dead Miss Margaret Graham Robinson died in Lexington yesterday morn? ing, August 1, 1911, after an illness of some length. She arrived in Lexington about S month ago from Asheville. N.C.. where she was un il.-r hospital treatment. Miss Robinson was a daughter o the late Samuel C. Uobinson. Her mother was Miss Margaret Ore hair, daughter of the late Dr. Archibald (iraham. Three brothers and twc sisters survive. They are Messrs. Graham Robinson, Edward T. Rob? inson and P. K. Robinson, and Mrs. J. H. Pratt and Mrs. N. C. White. Tho funeral took place at 5o'clccli thia afternoon, conducted bv Lev Dr. P. Frank Price, followed bj interment in the Lexington ceme tr-iry. _ -_ For Temperance Betterment A number of gentlemen of thi community met with Dr. Alfred T lirahain at his study Monday after nojn, in response to his invitation in discuss plans for improvement ii the town along temperance lines A fter a conference it was determin ed to hold another meeting early ii September, at which time derinit ?I action will be decided on. Kev. Dr. P. Frank Price cf th Presbyterian mission in China, wh is at, home on a furlough, has ai rived in Lexington for the month t August,and his family is occupyin the borne of the late Miss Davidsoi on Main street. Dr. Price will til the pulpit of the Presbyterial church daring the month. Beechen brook Sunday school bel th?ir picnic yesterd. y on the islan at F.ust Lexington. A large crow B was present and plenty of gooi 0 I things to eat. A baseball game wa ,. played. Fist Lexington defeatinj g Timber Ridge ll toS. h In the local option election i Staunton yesterday the "wets" wei by a majority of 108, There wer 1,484 votes cast. Two years ag Hie "drys" won by 80 votes, an lour years ago ttie "wets" carrie by -4 v.tes. Ree. Dr. Alfred T. Graham accon panied tho boys of the Covenanter of the Presbyterian church thi h 1 morning up North liver st Copper'i n J where they will enjoy 0?np lite fi h I a few tanks. ,t Lexington Produce Market L????eton Va., aegnt, t, Itu Kioiii-Batta. 11 Tfitttfri.' New Wheal. ! Meal. I Loin. lintier. r-HH*. Chickens.,.?. Hens. Summer Specials WE OFFER THIS WEEK 2 silk Dresses at tio.ou worth 915 no. 1 Silk Dress .it 18.00 worth 111 50. ."i Linen Suits at $7 oO worth HO 00. 1 White Serge* Skirt at 16 60 weirtli 110.00. 2 White Bergs shirts at 15.00 worth 17 50. 3 White* Serge Skirts at 03 7.". worth 15.00. 5 White* Sailor Wash Suit- at fl 0 ? worth 13.00. 7 White Sailor Wash Suits at ????::.7r. worth 15-00. This will clean np our Suit Stuck. Also offer one lot of Fijcnred Lawns at 8 cents, worlh 10, L2| and LS oents. Will also give special prices on .'ill Low Ne-t-k Shirt Waists. If I liml other odds and ends in stock will make* a prict on them, but tnv summer stoc^i is wedl cleaned op. Jn McD. ADAIR DONT KNOCK, BOOST Lexington is the Best Town There is All that is necessarv to make it still better is fen- all its citizens to pull together for its development. Dill von ever realize hew important it is for a com. mnnity to hare QOOD LIGHTING? It makes the* difference 1 etween a cross roads village .?uni a modern, progressive town. ^ This company is using every effort to promote tis.* betterment of the community by furui. liing a steady, dependable electric enrreut for light and power at s moderate eo?"t. ROCKBRIDGE POWER CORPORATION PHONE 801 7 NELSON STREET u* A FORTUNATE PURCHASE Enables us to offer some Special Values iu t'hihlreu'.-* Dresses. Goods that sold at 11.26 to *'_'.(K) each we are now offering at .'s cents. Most of them sre of good qnality (Jiui'liam ami will serve well for School Dresses. At this juice they will soon be -,'one. A few Ladies' Dresses at ie - dnced juices also. We have just received soother lot of those good "Queen Undermuslins" That should be intererting to every woman in tin* com? munity. Prices are ft om 25 cents each upward. Hie rew Stele* Book of Hie AV KULAN LADIES' TiULORlKG COMPANY 1ms just come to hand. It con? ti 1 tains over 2bJ swatches of the newest materials for d! 1 Fall Suits and Coats We take your measure anel have lin* germen's maelt* np iu any style yon select. We guarantee entire ta-isfaction in lit. quality nml make np, ami deliver garment in two weeks eu- forfeit ten per cent- Yem ?ill timi no more stylish gar* men ts sn y where, ami the* moderate juice's will Lea pleas j ! ant sui juise. Next Honday, August 7th. we will " have a special sale < f SIL K5 to con ? linne throughout the -week, lt will pay to inspect the values we will offer. ii We are dosing out all LAWNS at greatly i-.?eltn-*> I.juices. IRWIN & CO., Inc.