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WKDNKSDAY. AUG. 16. 1911 The Coming and Going of People You Know Mr. V. P. Allen of Staunton is visitor in Lexington today. Mr. Joseph Steele Campbell was a visitor over Sunday at Grottoes. Miss Sadie Mae Weeks is visiting relatives in Roanoke this week. Mr. Lewis V.. Steele spent last week visiting bis parents near Greenville. Rev. Murray D. Mitchell reached home today from his vacation Maryland. Mr. J. H. Pox of Prout Royal, is in Lexington and is with Mr. R. H. Pox. the barber, his brother. Mr. J. Lyons and family have re turned from a visit to Atlantic City and other points of interest. Mr. M. C. McCoy of St. Louis. Mo., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. McCoy. Mrs. L. F. Flint of Clifton Forge ls visiting her sister. Mrs. G. li. Kirk on Nelson street. Mrs. Otho C. Jackson has return? ed from a visit to her lather. Mr. J. Royd Shannon, in Staunton. Mr. Henry (_). Dold returned home last Wednesday night from an ex? tended visit through the West Mrs. [jouisa C. Hazelwood is in Roanoke visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles Everett Gutheridge. Mrs. John D. Williams of New? port News is visiting her aunt, Mrs. T. S. Wiuttield on lower Main street. Mrs. J. Herbert Charlton and little daughter of Newport News are visiting relatives in Lexington. Dr. .1. ll. l?iird is at Roekbridge Alum Springs as resident physi? cian, taking the place of Dr. A. D. Kstill. Mrs. 1''.. U. Bayliss arrived in Lexington yesterday from Hristol, Va., to visit her daughter, Mrs. A. Be*?urt. Mr. M. W. Lady has as his guests hm mother, Mrs. Helen Vf. Lady, and sister, Mrs. John J. London of Roanoke. Mrs. J. Loyd Teatord of Gaines? ville. Ga., is visiting her mother, Mrs. J. V. Gi instead on 1?.adolph street. Mr. W. P. Fdwards left this morning for Charles Town, W. Va., where he will join Mrs. Edwards and their little son, Forrest. Mrs. J. McD. Adair and family . we returned from Fairfield, where thoy spent some weeks at their country place. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Weinberg have gone to uew York, Philadel? phia and Baltmore to purchase goods for their si-ores. Mr. W. H. Cox of Norfolk and Mrs. H. A. Markham of Camden, N, J., are visiting their mother, Mrs. M. J. Cox on Randolph street. Kev. Dr. Alfred T. Graham is it Winchester visiting his father. Rev Dr. J. R. Grrhatn, and preached ii the Presbyterian church of that cit} Sunday. Mrs. L. P. Wray and little soi Desmond left Sunday for Harris? burg, Pa., Baltimore and Annapolis .Md., to be absent until late in September. Rev. G. W. Moore of Elliston, Va. preached Sunday morning and eve ing at Trinity Methodist church, ii the absence of the pastor, Rev Murray D. Mitchell. * Miss Annie M. Beeton, who i making her home with her sister Mrs. M. L. Hildebrand in Prairie Grove, Ark., reached Lexingtoi last week on a visit to relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. Boyd Shannon c Staunton are visiting relatives ii Lexington. They spent a week a Rockbridge Baths as guests of Mr and Mrs. J. Ed. Deaver who ar spending the summer there. County Clerk A. Terry Shield left at noon today (or Staunton t attend the second annual conventio ol the Virginia Clerks' Assoch tion, which begins a three day* session in that city today. Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Bartlett of Newport News, and Mrs. S. C Bartletts of near Woodstock brother and mother of Mr. L. Vi Bar tie tte, are the guests of Mr. an Mrs. J. Harris Thompsoa on I Ut dolph street. Mr. Leslie L. Weavor was sun mond to Clifton Forge Saturday o account of the extreme illness of h father. Mr. M. J. Weaver, who sn fen-.d a serious injury at lT SpringsP>'iday night una was lake to Clifton For_e hospital. Howard Zollman Jailed on Charge of Incendiarism Howard Zollman. son of Charles Zollman of Buffalo, was brought to lexington Tuesday evening by Sheriff R. 1* Morrison and confined in jail under charge of burning the house of William /oilman a short time ago on the Kuti ncr farm recent? ly purchased by him; also charged with the burning of William Z.li? llian's barn last March. Tbe arrest was made on evidence of a detective from Ri. hmond, who worked up tbe case, Tuesday morning Justice W. F. Pierson bailed young Zollman in the sum of $2,500, his brotber.Tuck er Zollman, going on his bond. Tbe preliminary trial will be heard Fri? day. No evidence was taken before the bail bond was given. It will be recalled William Zoll? man's house was burned Thursday night. August 3rd, and it was thought tbe tire was due to incen? diarism. Blood hounds were brought from Richmond, but recent rains prevented a successful hunt of tbe criminal, and tbe dogs were taken back to the State farm. Tbe case was not abandoned, however. Sunday, August 6th, a stranger ar? rived in Lexington from Richmond, and registered at the Lexington ho? tel as EL E. Clodfelter. He was sent here asa detective by the State Bureau of Insurance, and at ouce began work on the case. It seems there were twosuspects in the case, and to thete the detective gave bis attention. Passing as a brother of a man in the neighborhood, it is al? leged, he soon woo the contiddnce of Howard Zollman, one of the men suspected of the burning, and the detective says young Zollman con? fessed to bim that he had burned both the barn and dwelling house of William Zollman. On this testi? mony Howard Zollman was arrest? ed and sent to jail. Young Zollman. however, denies making any such statement to the detective. Mr. Clodfelter is a member of the Richmond National Detect ive Agency. Lexington Racing Team The racing team of the lexington Fire Department is getting ready for the Firemen's Convention to be held in Newport News Wednesday. Thursday and Friday. August 23. 24 and 25. Followiug is the team : Ruder Brown, captain and bosebroaker John Robinson, nobleman; Ernest Lindsay, turn on water; Tom Sheri dau, plug attacher; Joe Ruley, hose puller; John R.iley and Joha Fax ton, lead; Herbert Liuelsay, Roy Childress, Seymour Brown and San Truslow, ropetnen; Jce McCormici and Walter Hook, tonguemen. J W. Seal is assistant trainer. Jobi Spillan manager. The delegates to the conventioi are: J. L. Henderson. H. C. Bow yer, J. H. Brown, C. L. Wright ane John Sheridan. The Lexington contingent wil leave Monday night over the Cbesa peake and Ohio railroad for New port News, and some of them wil be accompanied by ladies. Opening of the Schools Within a month Washington ant Lee University and tbe Virginii Military Institute will open tbei doors to students, Improvement have been made at both institu tions preparatory to the opening. A new dining hall at theUuiversit; and beating of additional building at the Institute are among the mor important changes. The town has been comparativel; quiet during the summer month! with the thousand young men awaj Their coming again, perhaps i larger numbers, will be hailed wit satisfaction by merchants, boardin houses, bankers, and in fact by a business men of the community. The two institutions here ar very important business entei prises and enter very largely int. the business life of tbe community Mr. Tucker to Be a Candidate Clifton Forge Review: Hon. H. S George Tucker, who for many yeat represented this district in Coi gress and who in the last gubern torial contest was defeated for tl nomination by a narrow margit passed through the city today e route to his home in Lexington fro the meeting of the Virginia Bar A sociation at Hot Springs. In rep to a direct question Mr. Tucki stated to a Review man that it wi his present intention to be a cane date for Governor in 1913. M Tucker is enjoying good health ai asked to be remembered to many his friends in this city. Bristol to Washington Highway Or? ganized Friday The Bristol to Washington High? way Association was organized at Bristol Friday by the election of W. H. Aston of Meadow View, Va., president, Capt. M. B. Corse of . Le.xingtou and J. H. Mars teller of Roanoke, vice-presidents, and For? est M. Runnis of Bristol, secretary and treasurer. Provision was made for tbe appointment of an executive committee to take up without delay active work of making a connection in all broken links in a stone auto? mobile and tourist highway, be? tween Bristol and the National Capi? tal. A representative body of Virgin? ians participated in the meeting, in? cluding delegates from as far east as Norfolk. P. St. Julian Wilson, State Highway Commissioner of Virginia, was present, and be and others made practical suggestions as to the most effective means of ac? complishing the end in view. It is expected to hurry this work to completion by enlisting the co-opera? tion of the counties of Virginia, just as has been done in Tennessee with reference to the Memph:s to Bristol highway. The connection between the two proposed roads will result in a national highway extending from Washington through Virginia and Tennessee to the Mississippi river. Captain Corse has received a let? ter from the Board of Trade of Bris? tol urging his acceptance of the vice-presidency of tho organization for good roads. He will do what he can to stimulate the movement in this section, although he says his time is fully taken up with other matters. Captain Corse has given much thought and attention to road improvement, and his selection as one of the vice-presidents of the Bristol-to-Washington route is a recognition of his services in this direction._ Death of Mrs. T. W. Mackey Mrs. J. Will Mackey died at her home near Riverside Sunday last. Her death was unexpected. She had been occupied with her house? hold duties and with preparation for dinner, wben she was stricken with heart trouble and passed away shortly thereafter. Mrs Mackey before marriage was a Miss Henkle. and was aged abo.it ?r?6 years. Her husband died a fe a years ago. Three children survive. Messrs. H. H. and C. H. Mackey and Mrs. W. A. Alexander, all of Rockbridge. The funerai was held Mond iy afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. L. Kinnaird, with burial al Timber Ridge church. Sunday School Picnic Tbe Presbyterian Sunday schoo! held their annual picnic in thegrovi near Glasgow depot Friday last. About 150 of the Sunday schizo folks enjoyed the day's outing. Thi greatest abundance of good thing: was spread for dinner, and every body bad a good time. Pour coaches carried the picniek ers to the grounds and th ret brought them home. Theexcursioi was operated on tiie regular pas senger train, leaving Lexington ii the morning and returning in th late afternoon. Musical Convention The Rockbridge County Musica Association today at Bethany Luth eran church near Alone began , two days' convention. Differen congreg .tions of Rock bri ige ar represented at the convention, anc competitive selections rendered. These occasions are gene rall; largely attended, and their purpos is to stimulate the improvement u congregational music in thecburch es of the county. Policeman Lindsay Dismissed Mayor Walker dismissed Police in ni Lindsay from the force las Wednesday night following th coroner's inquest over the body ( Hugh Cummings who was shot b Policeman Lindsay while attempi ing to serve a warrant for his arres when he was attacked by Cumming! Funeral of Mr. Cummings The funeral of Hugh Cumming was held last Thursday mornin fri rn his late home on Main stree conducted by Dr, Alfred T. Graha and Rev. E. C. Root. The burn was made in the I?txington cern tery._ A m.idern heating plant is boin installed in County Treasurer S. I Moore's handsome residence r. Main street by the Valley He-tin: Plumbing St. Tinning Co. of Lexini ton. * Very Serious Situation in Local Crimnology Thi.' pre'scn<*?! of three priseiners in Lexington jail anel an offie:er of the town oi lexington under bail to appear before) the next grand jury for indictment for capital offenses, together with reports of other crimes in various sections of Rock bridge, should cause thoughtful men grave concern as to what is wrong that crime and lawlessness are so preva? lent in the laud. In several of these unhappy episodes the deadly gun has figured prominently, and proba? bly strong drink has contributed ina measure to some of the fatalities. As a striking utterance and time? ly warning with reference to these conditions. Mr. Frank T, (ilasgow, in his address last Wednesday be? fore the coroner's jury in the court bouse, having under investigation homicide by an officer in discharge of his duty, saw proper to advert to conditions in Lexington. Ho said. in part, substantially as follows: That tbe unhappy incident under investigation, appeared to ho the natural outcome and culmination of the lawlessness which had at times characterized this community with? in the last two years, in spite of ef? forts by those in charge of the ad? ministration t/f law. That the law? less element evidently had felt that they were in the saeldle. and that they could, with immunity, run amuck in defiance of legal restraint. That the battle thus being on, be? tween lawlessness and contempt of law on the one side, and law and or? der on the other, the speaker hesi? tated not, as a citizen as deeply in? terested in this town and county as any other man in it, to say that be stood fur law and order and its en? forcement, and at eu<sh cost to tin* law-breaker as the law itself ap? proved; and that the law approved scch force, properly directed, as was needed to exact submission to its sway. That for the courts, upon the im? pulse of a maudlin sentimentality, and under such circumstances as surrounil this case, to punish a fear? less, courageous policeman, in ciis charge of his duty, acting under ! warrant, and i structions from one ? elf the best justices in the county, and when placed in imminent peril I jf his life by a powerful assailant aa ] plainly shown here, would he the I height of unwisdom, if not of ranie folly. And that, when il appears that the deceased had resisted the officer, aod, by violence and force ol j himself and his friends, had fought himself out of arrest under the war j rant in the officer s hands: am j when tbe same officer was proceed ing forthwith to take another obstre perous person to j iii for aiding ii I such resistance, deceased hurried i I ly pursued the officer, with dead.: weapon in hand, and when with ii 'eight or ten feet of him, and au I parently in the act of delivering th } fatal blow, was only foiled by tl , j prompt and timely act of that office in his own defence. That, as a matter of course an necessity, it was the duty of th sheriff and policemen to go full prepared to execute tbe mandate i the court or justice; and prepare to oppose force by force sufficient I overpower the offender. Anythin else would be fi: tile folly. An other view would bring the admit istration of law into disrepute au I contempt; a consummatio i to I characterized not only as a calamit; but ia effect one which would invil the rule of anarchy,pure and simpl That conservatism, and self pn I tection as well, always suggest the community to stand by tl faithful officer, who, in his periloi discharge of duty, stands for tl f louimuiiity itself. Is it to be suggested that Roc! I b.'idge and Lexington lack this co servatism, and plain sense of wi dom and justice? And tbat, in tl light of our recent past? ?I Fruits aDd Vegetables i The dry season ha. raeden y ' fruits aud vegetables very sea-< ' and correspondingly high. Tum ? toes have sold as high as orange and apples have been bringing '. and 30 cents a peck, although inferior quality in many instant-i' g j The Irish ootato crop is almost , i failure, and will courimaiHl hit ? . U11 prices next winter. 4| County-raised melons are on t e. j market this week, hoth water mein j and cantaloupes. Reaches are cen ing in, though the crop is ve scarce. Senator Martin will open his ca Z, j paign as soon as Congress ad jourr -*- and his first speech will be made 1 RK-UlOOnd. __l______3-*l WE OFFER THIS WEEK _ Silk Pl-Milli at 110.00 worth #15.00. 1 Silk Dian at *S (?? worth ll. 50. 5 Linen Suits at 17.60 worth |1 I 00. I White Serge Skirt at 08 60 worth $10.00. ti White Beige shirts at 15.00 worth 17 60. ?'5 White Serge Skirts at *:, 7-~> worth 15.00. o White Sailor Wash Suit- at |8.0 > worth |3.00. 7 White Sailor Wash Suits at *',.~~> worth 15 ?>?). Thia will olenn ap our Snit Stock. Also otF.-r one lot of Figured Lawns at 8 cents, worth 10, l-l auil 15 cents. Will also give special pricee OB all Low N.?<?'-; Shirt Waists. If I tiuil other odds and .'inls in stock will make n price on them, but my Bummer stock is well cleaned up. Electric Current We will wire a limited number of houses on the following easy terms as to pa* orients : Where tie .? -t is #25 00 or under, ?*?-' 50 per mouth. Whor.? the COSl is from ^-J-"'.' 0 lo#50.00, #6 ti,) per month. Where the cost is over 150 00, |10 00 j er mouth. This offer is limited to the first t.-u orders accepted .before Sep? tember 1, 191 la ROCKBRIDGE POWER CORPORATION PHONE SOI 7 NELSON STREET A FORTUNATE PURCHASE Enables us to offer some Special Values in Children Dresses. Gooda that sold at ?i 25 to $2.00 each we are now offering at s's cents. Most of them are of good quality Gingham, and will serve well for School Dresses. At this priee they will soon be gone. A few Ladies' Piesses at le dneed prices alsc.. We bave just-received another lot of those good "Queen Undermuslins" That should be interesting to ever, woman in the com* mundy. Prices are from '-."> cents eaeli upward. The new Style Rook of the AMERICAN LADIES' TAILORING COMPANY has just come to hand, lt eon tains over _?">.' swatches of the newest materials for , Fall Suits and Coats *Ve take your measure and have the gallium's made up in auy style yon select. We guarantee entire sa'isfaction in lit. quality ami make np, and deliver garment in two weeks or forfeit ton percent. Yon will find no more stylish gar? ments any where, and the moderate prices will bea pleas* nut surprise. Next Tlonday. August 7th. we will have a special sale of SILKS to con? tinue throughout the week, lt will pay to inspect the values wc will offer. We are closing out all LAWNS at greath reduce ? prices. IRWIN & CO, Inc, th " hi? les ai? ry ADVERTISMENTS IN THE GAZETTE Bring returns. Why not try it, ?f you are not already doing so?