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WEDNESDAY. Ali. 2. lill
The Coining and Going of People
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
Mr. John G. Pole of Pocahontas,
Va., is visiting his brother. Mr.
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?
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?
Mr. and Mrt?. A. J. Dickey ol
Sweetwater. Tenn., passed through
Lexington today to visit Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Kngleman on Kerrs
Mrs. Limotte Smoker left lexing?
ton this week to visit Richmond,
Philadelphia and New York. She
is seoornpanted by her sister. Miss
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
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
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
The witnesses were Sidney Pleas
ants, W, V.. Kier. Lizzie Miller
Charles Sitlington, Elise Kier, Rev
J. ll. Davis. George Johnson anc
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
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
Methodist District Conference at
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
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
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 .
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
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
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. !
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
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
ROCKBRIDGE POWER CORPORATION
PHONE 801 7 NELSON STREET
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
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?
1 tains over 2bJ swatches of the newest materials for
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
We are dosing out all LAWNS at greatly i-.?eltn-*> I.juices.
IRWIN & CO., Inc.