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Cbc Xciinoton (Sascttc WEDNESDAY. FEB 2b. 1912 The Coming and Going of People You Know Mrs. Wister Archer has gone to Washington to spend several weeks with her daughter. Mrs. Julia Jenkins, wife of Dr. E. A. Jenkins, bas received her com? mission as postmaster at Natural Bridge and took charge of the of? fice Monday. Capt. M. B. Corse returned home Monday from Richmond, where last week be was present at a meeting of the V. M. I. Board of Visitors. Mrs. Samuel O. Campbell left Monday to visit her daughter, iilrs. lt, E. Brown at Arcada, Fla. She was accompanied by her daughter. Miss Bookie Campbell. Miss Rosa Adams is in Washing? ton, D. C., visiting ber brother. Mr. Herman Adams. From that olty she will go to Baltimore to visit friends. Mrs. J. CL Cress, accompanied by a niece, will sail from New York Saturday. March 2nd. on the steam? ship Carmania for Naples on an ex tended tour. Mr. J. W. Weeks of Malta, Illinois, who spent several months in Rock oridge visiting his father. Mr. W. P. Weeks on Timber Ridge, has re turned to his western home. Mr. Weeks left Rockbridge about eigh teen years ago and has since made his home in the west. Rev. Murray D. Mitchell, pastoi of Trinity Methodist church, is ii Harrisonburg assisting Rev. H. H Sherman in a protracted meeting He will be absent over Sunday, am his pulpit will be tilled in the morn ing bv Dr. XV. S. Currell of Wash ington and Lee, and night the Ep worth League will have charge c sarvices, with Stude***"* J. C. Pec as leader. Dr. Smith Accepts Presidency Dr. Henry Louis Smith, presider of Davidson College of North Can lina, who was recently unanimousl elected president of Washingto and Lee as the successor of D George H. Denny, Monday sign tied his acceptance. He wired b acceptance to Dr. G. B. Strickler i Richmond, the rector of the Uni ve ?ity Board of Trustees. He wi assume his new duties at the hei of Washington and Lee July 1st. Great pressure was brought bear upon Dr. Smith by friends the North Carolina school to ha' him remain at Davidson, but be r gards Washington and Lee as widerfieldof usefulness, andfriem ot the University are gratified th Dr. Smith has decided to devote fa splendid talents to this school. Death of Mrs. M. L. Besenfelde Mrs. Cora Belle Besenfelder di at her borne in Lexington Simd morning at 9 o'clock,after an Hine of a year from complications. S was in her 57th year. The tune was held Monday morning at o'clock from the Presbyter! church, conducted by Dr. Alfred Graham. Mrs. Besenfelder was a M Ritsch before her marriage to I M. L Besenfelder. who died ab 24 years ago. Her father was 1 J. H. Ritsch of Lexington. Shi survived by two sons, Mess Charles J. Besenfelder of Birmi ham, Ala., and Marcus L. Bes felder of lexington. One brot survives, Mr. Henry Ritsch of C ington, Va., who was present at funeral. Serious Accidental Shooting Thursday morning of last w Graham Hayslett accidentally s Charles McGuffin in tbe legs, accident occurred at the homi Mr. McGuffin near Fairfield. Hayslett had called there that in ing, and while fooling with a supposed to be empty it was discharged, tbe load entering legs of the victim. Dr. Jeffress summoned, who rendered mei attention. Mr. McGuffin was at once ta the University Hos at Charlottesville for treatment, Presentation of Portraits The presentation of four port to the Board of Supervisors of I bridge of her distinguished ? will take place in the Courth Monday, March 4th. at ll o'clo The portrait of Dr. Arch Alexander will be made by Mr W. Paxton; that of Mr. John by Mr. Frank T. Glasgow; tho-s Gen. Sain Houston, Messrs. R McCormick and Leauder J. Mc jaie., by Mr. W. G. McDowell. Steam Roller Used by Republicans In Primaries Thursday Hex* Uh rid go Republicans assem? bled Thursday last at their various district meeting places, upon the call of County Chairman Thomas Shewey, and proceeded to elect del? egates to the County Convention which was held in Lexington Satur? day. Strenuous efforts had been made by the insurgents to carry the day over the organization, acd right well did they succeed. One lone district stood by the organization, and that was the district in which resided the county chairman. Tbe hardest fight, however, was made in Lexington, for here tbe struggle was made witb an ob? ject, the object being the Lexington postoflice, which has been the lure of tbe faithful for vears and years. The insurgents packed the pri? mary with their followers, 175 responding to the call, of whom 4(1 were colored. The organization, or ''official family," was -conspicuous by reason of absence. Tho insur gents massed their forces cn one side of the Courtroom, while thr? ottler side was occupied by stretches o' vancancy, the representatives o the "official family" not responding When the hour for opening arrived there was distinct unrest in th. forces of the insurgents, becaus. they were surprised that the organ ization had not put up a fight, ane they were suspicious of some trick F. C. Tankersley called the meet ing to order, and Wade Masters wa made chairman with W. E. Quisen berry secretary. Resolutions wer then unanimously adopted, declai ing for President Taft, State Chaii man Slemp, National Committeema Martin, and favoring R. A. r'ulwile for delegate to the National Repur lican Convention. The resolution declared for party peace and hai tnony. Thereby hangs a store The resolutions had been previoiu ly agreed upon by representative of the two factions who, on this o casion, at least, illustrated "Tn souls with but a single thought, tee hearts tbat beat as one." All wei for Taft, Martin, Fulwiler and Cot pany. The resolutions were the produ oi the brains of District Chairmi William Jennings and Assista Postmaster E. L. Conner. Thi were offered by former Postmast J. P. Ackerly. heartily seconded I Postmaster McClung Patton, ai enthusiastically adopted by t meeting. Delegates were elected to t county convention and tbe meeti a adjourned, after being in sessi _s just six minutes. :r nd ay ss he rai 10 ian T iss e.r. (nit eir. e is irs. ng en her ov the eek shot The 9 Of Mr. orn gun dis both was beal sent pital raits Lock? ton*. ouse ck. il ia ld . M. Ruff ie of oben iCor 100th Anniversary Celebrated The Washington Literary Socie of Washington and Lee Universi held an interesting celebration li Thursday night in the Lee Mumor chapel in honor of the one hi dredth anniversary of the found: of the society. A large and app dative audience was present. Mr. A. H. Hopkins, whopresid spoke briefly of tbe history of society. The orators wers: Messrs. H Coffee, subject, "Alexander Stephens"; W. L. Hopkins, "End. ment Versus Heredity." The subject for debate was, " ?ol red. That labor unions of to< are detrimental to the best intel of the country." Affirmative sp? ers were Messrs. W. H. Arabro and C. C. Gray; negative, J. Bowman and Claude Smith. The committee ot judges, com] ed or Col. H. C. Ford. Dr. T. J. I rar and Mr. Paul M. Penick, aw, ed the orator's medal to Mr. 1 kins, and the debater's to the aft ative. Music was furnished by the iversity orchestra Citizens' Improvement Leagu The regular monthly meetin the Citizens' Improvement Lei of Moore's School will be he the schoolhouse. Wednesday e ing, March 6th. All members requested to be present. Fri are cordially invited to attend. Subject for discussion: "Resc that marriage in middle life bi more happiness than early in I Rose?Crutchfield James Rose and Mrs. Mary Cr field were married Wednc night, February 21, 1912. al Methodist parsonage on Ran. street, the pastor, Rev. E J. dock, officiating. Thc groom well-known and popular colore. of Lexington, and janitor at* the i ington postoftice. ** Republican County Convention in Control of Insurgents The Republicans of Rockbridge gathered in I*exiogton last Satur? day in County Convention and ef? fected a reorganization of the party by electing a chairman und a county cOTni;:i..*e opposed to the organiza? tion that for years has dominated Republican po Lie-* and directed Republican forces in Rockbridge. The old order has been relegated to inocuous desuetude, and new men are at the helm, new faces are on deck, guiding the old ship into new channels. The passing of the old regime was recorded without the dropping of a tear by the stalwart victors, forgetful cf the many viet: ries enjoyed under the direction of the deposed leaders, while the "down and outs" have accepted the verdict with philosophic fortitude, consoling themselves with the clas? sic reflections that "Every dog has his day" and "He laughs best who langhs last." The changed conditions were made possible by the results of the primaries held in the various dis? tricts last Thursday, when the in? surgents routed the organization, save South River and a double dele? gate n from Natural Bridge, the sympathizers of the an ti-organiza? tion in the latter being recognized by the convection. For some years past the organization, otherwise known as the "official family," has not received the hearty support o certain members of the party whi have heretofore unsuccessfully at tempted to gain control of part] meetings and party councils. Witt grim determination the "outs" havi striven to overcome the "ins," anc at last they have succeeded in gain ing supremacy over leaders who fo years have not acknowledged de feat. Tbe gathering of tbe clans Satur day showed that the old organize tion was doomed. Shortly after 1 o'clock William Jennings, chairmai of the Tenth Congressional Distric Committee, called the meeting t order, in tbe absence from sicknes of Chairman Thomas Shewey. temporary organization was etTecie by the election of W. P. Sandridg of Goshen, as chairman, with W. i Quisenberry and W. W. Ackerly Lexington as secretaries. The chair, on motion of Wilna Jennings, appointed the followin committees: Organization: Wade Masters, M ton Goodbar and S. W. Newcomer. Resolutions: J. P. Ackerly, D. Greever and R. R. Kcff. ngl Credentials: T. J. Deacon, J. on j Quisenberry and F. H. Hart. By unanimous vote the tempora organization was made permano: The resolutions adopted endors President Taft's administration a declared for his renomination a re-election; favored the re-elect: of Chairman Slemp of the State Cu mittee; of National Committen Alvah H. Martin, and of the elect of R A. Fulwiler and G. A. Rev comb as delegates to the Natio Republican Convention. J. O. Greever of Kerr's Cn District, was unanimously elec county chairman, with the follow county committeemen: Buffalo District: T. J. Deac Collierstown; D. S Greever, Mc gomery S. H ; O. W. Deacon, Hai ton S. H. Natural Bridge D Ptrict: M. Reed, Oak Bank. RH. Brown, G gow; A. A. Marshall, Broad Cn John Watkins, Glenwood; M. McNamara, Hartsook's Shop. Walker's Creek District: W. Sandridge, Goshen; D. J. Whip Brownsburg; J. E Gaylor. Flun Norvell Cobb, Kennedy's Mill. South River District: R N. Iv gomery, Raphine; J. E. Kyle, r field; W. P. Weeks, Timber Rii John Pu lr**.. Campbell's Mill, C Smith, Riverside. Kerr's Creek District: Wm. E Smith's Mill; S. M. Newcomer. Spring Mill; Silas McCown, H bridge Baths. Lexington District: C. M. C ford, ends ! The following delegates, with half vote each, were elected to District Convention to be he Buena Vista March lltb, am State Convention in Roanoke .Nj 12th: F. H. Hart, J. O. Greever, 1 Deacon, R M Goodbar. G. A. A M. L. Reed. K. H. Brown, Tin gan. R. M. Mongomery, Wade ters. J. W. McCoy, J. P. Aok C. M. Cra vford, D. a Greeve P. Sandridge, D J. Whipple, liam Jennings. J. F. Tolley, ? ty 'ty ***t ?ia! in* lan re? ed, the . S. H. ow Re flay rest lak vitz A, pos i'ar ird lop irm Un ie g of ague ld at iven are lived rings ife." ll ts'll isday i tbe dolph Rud is a d man , Agnor, W. E. Quisenberry, J *uex" Quisenberry. R. R. Ruff, Joh Pettigrew, H. B. Abraham.*. Advantages of the Kindergarten in School Work Miss Evelina Harrington, a meen ber of tlie 'acuity of the Harrison? burg Normal, gave au interesting and instructive talk last Friday afternoon at the Lexington High School before a number of teachers, patrons and scholars of tbe Lexing? ton schools. Miss Harrington has charges of the kindergarten department of the Harrisemburg Normal, and she spoke freely of her experience as a teacher. The great secret of teach? ing children, said she, was to find out their needs and their interest. Use sense in dealing with them sympathetically and suceess is assured. The child's attention can be ssc ured by appealing to the play in sinct, which is dominant up to the age of six or seven yeats. Young children are very imaginative and by cultivating this quality the child's mental being is developed. The child is apt to play out what he needs in life and by a caraful study of the things that interest him tae teacher is enabled to get hold of the attention of the child. The larg? est aim of the teacher should be to culative in the child selfcontrol and to form habits of right thinking, correct actions and a discrimination with reference to right and wrong, truth and falsehood, literature, art, etc. The affections of the child mav be won by conversation,by stories and by gifts. Gain the child's confi? dence and all else is easy. The proper ages for admission into the kindergarten are from 3 to 6. Ol M. ry at. ed od mi ion im - HUB ion Buena Vista Prisoners Two prisoners were brought te Lexington Monday from Baena Vis? ta and put in jail awaiting iaction o the grand jury of that city. They were J. W. Pat/.e. charged wit! forging an uttering check for flOt drawn on the 1st National Bank o Roanoke; and Arthur Godiuat (colored), charged with shootinj Dabney Sale (colored), at the Buen; Vista Furnace on february 10th. Both men were tried before Mayo Lake of Buena Vista and sent on t the grand jury. McGuffin-Green Mr. James Oliver McGuftin an Mies Ethel Virginia Green, a pop< lar young couple of Timber Kid j, neighborhood, were married yeste day afternoon at the home of Chi of Police Parrent and Mrs. Parre on Randolph street. Rev. E. C Rc officiating. The bride is a daug ter of Mr. C. P. Green. Tbe newl wedded couple will leave the lat! part of the week on a visit to II nois. Death of Mr. W. J. Wilkerson News was received here last we of tbe death of Mr. William J. Wi erson of Clifton Forge, which curred Monday, February 12, 19 He was a son of the late William nal Wilkerson of Lexington and is si I vived by a wife, several childr 9e_ and a number of brothers and s ted ters. among them Mr. J. Grab ing Wilkerson of Lexington. Proprietor John Vf. Lindsay the Central Hotel, has recently p vided himself with a handsome c 'bus for the accommodation of patrons. on, mt nil raw one the Makes the finest, light est.best flavored biscuit, hot-breads, cake and pastry. Renders the iood more di-grsHbfe and wholesome* isoWeij^i ^dJ? I Aesot^itEi'^/pui , arch r Ji Lexington Produce Marl yres, ?** n \\0. j Lwxlnirton, Va., Feb. 28, 1! Mas-! Kloeir -Kxtra. $5.tt?| erlv, Nsw Wheat. New corn, per barrel. r. U-I Butter. Wil- Btw*. p (t Hens. , Idmtd... ? M. Hhiub, IWotcrtj* to sir*. ] aston Meal. ' Chicken*. New Spring Goods AT ADAIR'S 'Jur store is now full of pretty Spring Goods. New Spring Suits and Skirts for Ladies, New Wide Flouncing**. Embroid? eries and Laces, Pretty Ginghams aud Percals, New Spring Silks, New Spring Dre*?s Goods, White Good-i and Liueu**, New Neckwear for Ladies, New Shirt Waists ami hundreds of other new Spring items. We are making special prices on Muslin Umlerwear, are selling lots of Long Cloths,Nainsooks, ('ambries andC itt >:n,s i the L i lint ctn d I their Sp ring sew? ing now. ?paaaT* Come in and see all these pretty goods. You will say as others ar.* saying, that vou navel saw anywhere pret? tier or cl-naper spring goods. J. McD. ADAIR i ni ii iii mi linns ii i ii !? ?? ??i-tn?i?n m nipa! Mazda Lamps have brought Electric Light** within the reach of ever** body. ELECTRIC LIGHT IS CHEAPER becanse the Ma/.ila lamps nive nearly three times the light of the old style lampe, at the same cost. It's light is a bright? er, whiter light. No other light eau compare with it in Quality, convenience, safety, heath fulness and econoiny. 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