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VOL. 108, NO. 19 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 8. 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR NEW ORDER OF THINGS IMPROVES KANSAS LIFE A Remarkable Temperance Towa ia Kansas Erary once in a while you will read tba statement tbat there is more drinking and more lawlessness in Kansas than in other States where saloons flourish. Tbe man who makes thal stateuaont is either repeating a Ha told by someone else or ia a deliberate and unmitigated liar on his own account. Ia tbe surly 70's Newton was tbe toughest town on thu border. Ina single night ll men ware kilted in u saloon row. Of course, that was perhaps tbe record so far as a sin gie night's killing was concerned, but in those days there was some? thing doing near!*/ every night and Newton was famed as tbe toughest ol the tough. The old order passed. Tba Texas cattle trail moved westward. No longer was heard the sound ot rev? elry by oii-lit punctuated by revol? ver (?huts and profanity. Theo came prohibition. Newton was among the tirst towns of considerable size to establish the rule ol law and or? der, and that rule once established has been maintained from then till now. Today Newton is a flourishing lit tie city of 8,000 people. Il is a great railroad town, the aggregate month? ly pay of railroad men living there being somewhere in the neighbor? hood or170,000. There are dwellers in the effete East, no doubt, who suppose that railroad employes ure disposed to be boisterous and unru? ly. The railroad men of the city o' Newton are among thu very bes*, citizens. Here is a town, as I have said, of 8,000 people witb juat one police? man, and he isn't busy. Since the first of the year 1912 there have been just three arrests in town. Two of tbem were bootleggers and ene was a person of African descent who indulged in the pastime of whipping bis wife. One arrest per month in a town of 8.000 people, what do you think of that? One po? liceman to guard the peace by day and one by night.?Farmers' Mail and Breeze. Topeka, Kansas. African Methodists Money Raisers At the annual meeting of tbe finan? cial board of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, held in Kansas City, Mo., the Rev. John Hurst, financial secretary of the denomina? tion, reported tbat members of va? rious churches of the denomination had raised $790,825.17 in subscrip tions of ll each (or the general ex? penses of the denomination during tbe last (our years. The sum of $207,221.98 was raised during tbe fiscal year ended March 31. The sum reported does not in? clude the moneys raised by each congregation for its local needs and for education or that raised by the various missionary societies. Monuments to Servants Tbe week of May 20 to 25 has been set apart by thu colored people of Richmond which to hold a rally to raise $30,000 tor the erection of a monument to the faithful colored servants of Richmond. To give stimulus to the rally a mass meeting of the oolored people was held Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock at which an address was made by Gov. Mann. This is the first of a services of mass meetings which will precede the rally week. Pure Cair of the temperature of Mammoth Cave, averaging 5t; de? grees, would have saved the life of 1'resident Garfield,declared, Dr. J. N. McCormick, health commissioner of Kentucky, who before the House military committee urged acquisi? tion of Mammoth Cave for Govern? ment Park. "More people," be said, "die each day in the United States from preventable diseases than ware, lost on the Titanic" Life and accident insurance com? panies lost $3,464,111 as a result of the Titanic disaster, according to figures published ia the current Insurance press of New York, thu Northwest Mutual being the largest loser. Advertise in Tue Gazette. BIRTH CERTIFICATE WAS WORTH $12,000 Record Failure Deprived Needy Woman of Inheritance MIGHT BE TRUE IN VIRGINIA Like Occurrences to Be Prevented by Vital Statistics Virginia health officers, who are preparing to enforce tbe new vital statistics law, are pointing a moral from a recent case in a Western i State where the absence of a birth I certificate cost a needy orphan girl 1 a snug inheritance of $12,000. Thatauch a thing might happen in Virginia under present conditions, and that no legal -authorities could prevent it. is pointed out by advo? cates of the statistics law who ci ti? the case in question. A young man emigrated to America from Switzer? land, married in the middle West and, in time, became tbs father of a little girl. While he was struggling to make a li ving for bis family be was killed in a Clogging camp and left his family absolutely dependent. To keep ber home and to raise her daughter, tbe mother of the family took in washing, lived in a squalid but and pinched herself al? most to starvation. But she was ignorant and friendless and could Direly keep body and soul together. Finally, wben it seemed that she must starve and her child with her. ! there came news from the Swiss I consul in Chicago that her dead husband's brother had died in Switzerland and, in bis will, had left $12,000 to his brother's child. Tbis seemed a fortune to the de? spairing mother, who saw herself I , lifted from abject poverty to coin- j parative affluence. She at once be- j gan plans to remove ber daughter tu more suitable M.iarters and IO give her an education. But there ' was one obstacle in the way. The j strict Swiss law required that be- ! fore tbe child could qualify for the, estate she must produce legal evi- j deuce tbat she was the daughter of tbe young immigrant. A birth cer? tificate, in legal form, wrote the consul, would ba all that was needed. But when the mother wrnt to se? cure this she was met with the startling announcement that as the State made no provision for the reg- j istration of the births and deaths no legal certificate could be furnish- i ed her. The one thing needed to secure the fortune (or her daughter ! could not be had. Lawyers were! employed, friends were found, all united their efforts to procure al record, but could not satisfy the punctilious Swiss. The girl lost tbe $12,000 and was unable to re? cover a dollar. Such a calamity, it ls pointed out by the health officers, may as read? ily befall an heir in Virginia as in vital statistics law becomes opera tive every child in Virginia bas the ; assurance of a permanent record . which will give to posterity a legal : proof of his birth and parentage. The new law is to be effective in June. In anticipation of iis enforcement; tbe State health officers are prepar- > ing their forms and locating the reg \ istrars to administer the law. Taft's Tribute to Major Butt Witb quivering voice and tears in ' his eyes, President Taft Thursday at Augusta, Ga., paid tribute | to Major Archie Butt, wbo went down with the Titanic Archie Butt's homa was in tbat city: "If Archie could have selected i his time to die," said the Presdent, : "he would have taken the one (.od gave him. Self-sacrifice hud become I a part of his nature. He loved the I South and the people of the South, land he loved his churoh." "Never did I know how much he : 1 was to me until he was dead," con? tinued the President. "It has al? ways seemed to me that Archie i naiver married because he loved his | ! mother so. The greatest sorrow ofi j bis life waa wheu sh3 left him." "Wben he became one of my fain ily he waa a son or a brother," con? tinued tha President R Women With tt Not Cleat By FRANCIS HOWARD WU HlstoricJ CHE EXTENSION OF THC CREASE POLITICAL CORI For every woman of 1 AXOTHKK CLASS, irr the finer sen<*te peculiar to the sex for $1, as the rotes of many tuen Tahaag women, aud not those to wi justifiable, are the ones who woul polities, as has been declared. It w SUFFRAGE IS IXEQUITA graduation on the part of the won can do better than man. She is s but she ia likewise RELIEVED OF CIVIC DUTIES. Out of the performance of th* by natural laws he has had to assui and aggression falling te him by developing into his right of the bal the laws is bound up in the duties it i* AX IMPOSSIBILITY TO OF THE XATURAL LAWS. \ gravitation. Return of the Coburn Players to Lexington The Coburn Players who so de? lighted Lexington audiences last spring by their performances. "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Klectra." will appear again Satur? day, May 18. giving in the afternoon "As You Like It" and at night "Macbeth." The performanoes will take place on the Washington and Lee campus. Prices. $1.00 single performance. ? I. 50 for the two; children. 60 cents for each. The Coburn Players hara at? tracted widespread attention at Co? lumbia, Harvard, Yale. Princeton, Bryn Mawr aud many other colleges. where alfresoo performances have been of unusual interest. They ap? pear under their auspices yearly and the beads of these institutions are unanimous in praising tbeunus nally tine performances of tbis baa* of woodland players. A most inter esting feature of the performances is that they will be given witb ooh tbe sky for a roof and with a natura background of forest with trees anc shrubs for the setting. The nigh' performance will be lighted by pow? erful calciums which throw tbs tree-bowered stage into line relief and tbe audience into obscurity, it should be. Tbe music incident.I to tbe performance is not played b/ instruments but sung by a chorus of men's voices, rendering thu quaint old songs of Shakespeare's day in an exquisitely entertaining fashion. The company is a particu? larly good one, composed as it is ' men and women who, besides being thoroughly competent, experienced actors and Shakespearean student*, bring their enthusiasm to bear n their various parts. In tho production of the plays the greate-t care has been exercised to insure the absolute authentic ty of the costumes, songs and otier details of the performance. Beef at $27.50 the Pound A dispatch from Monterey s.ys that the jury in the famous stier case of Groves & Lukens vs. Kix rode, which occupied the attentou of the Circuit Court most of list week, failed to agree. Tba animus in controversy are said to be wo'th approximately $60 each. It is figir I ed tbat the expense of going tocoirt - has increased their value to $27.90 a I pound. At least they will have to be sold at tbat figure for the suc? cessful litigant to come out. Thire (' is said to be some prospect of he case being compromised. In tay ' event these steers are already he i most costly ever grown and fancied in Highland county, which has jro duced some of the juiciest beefsteak ever raised anywhere. A Michigan man bas inventel milk bottle witti a bole in one ede through which cream can be drown without disturbing tha rest oflbe milk. ie Ballot Would ri Politics LL1AM5 of the Pennsylvania il Society ?ALLOT TO WOMEN WOULD IN HUPTION MANY FOLD. :be better olass there are SIX OF eaponsible, slattern.-* and devoid of , whose votes could be bought not arc now Ivought, but. for 2.> cent*. 10m the right ot* suffrage would tn d vote. Suffrage would not cieun ould CORRUPT IT FURTHER BLJ-', and there has been a general nan toward those things which she iOw denied the privilege of voting, OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES i duties which devolved upon man ne the responsibilities of protection virtue of stronger physical power lot. The right oi a voice in making attending upon man's sphere, and SUBVERT THE OPERATION rVe might as well attempt to change Handsome Church Built in a Day At Spartansburg A dispatch from Spartansburg.S. 0., of May 2nd, says. A church not a stone or brick of whir li was standing at sunrise this morning is being worshiped in to- i night by a great congregation that | tilla tbe building and overflows into > tb** street. lt had been announced by the 1 members of Bethel Methodist - church that they would erect ah bu ding in ona day, the church to ' i heko-jwn as El Bethel. Tbere wera- j those who doubled bul when more | than two hundred workmen welt j organized gathered at tbe scene ? this morning it became apparent j that the undertaking might be ac- ] comp!-shed. 1 It is estimated that 5,000 persons ( visited the building during thu day. r Motion picture machines played ii pun the gr. at crowds and upon the s building at every stage ol its ereii- c ion. Tonight tbe building stands j uooipleted? painted, papered, ear* * peted and furnished throughout. c Newspaper Bible Class Bvery Wednesday morning, two t hours after midnight, one of the > most interesting Bible classes in n Baltimore assembles fur a study of t tbe Holy word. *, Its members ara men who work e in the ?catpuaiu** room of the Sun. ! ? tor an hour each week, after the s toil and baste of getting a great daily paper ready for the press, they turn ' t from the tumult and world hustle of , the present to long goue days, when c humanity was in tbe making and i.;od walked with men on earth, ( studying His word for enlightenment c and inspiration to the life that is. i t No ordained clergyman is more ( faithful to his task of instructions ( than the leader. William A. Webb, j "make-up man" at other time*-, but , fo. this coe hour a week the ' yuide philosopher and friend" of his fol- f low-ioilors in their journey along t the way of Biblical research.?Alex- j andria Gazette. Captain Jesse Cunningham McNeill In tbe Moorefield (W. Va.) Exam? iner of April 18, 1912, appears a tri? bute to tbe memory o( Captain Jesse Cunningham McNeill of McNeill's , Partisan Bangers, who died March I. 1912, at bis home in Illinois. The c author of the tribute is John B. J Fay, who accompanied Captain McNeill on the daring exploit into L'uiuberland. iud., February 21. 1M?5, when a small band of picked . nen captured Major-Gonerals Crook mil Kelly of the Federal Army. I'aptaia McNeill was 71 years of ugo, Mr. Jacob Classman was a member . if the brave band that marched into Cumberland, and he related the in? cident before the Confederate Vet ninns of Rockbridge on tbe occasion Hi Lee-Jackson Day last January. Subscribe for tha GaxaMe $1.00. PRESBYTERY OF LEX? INGTON^ LAST WEEK Spring Session Held in Church At Fishersville MANY MINISTERS ATTENDED Adjourned to Meet in Staunton on Kay 22nd Much interesting business was transacted at the meeting last week uf Lexington Presbytery at Tink? ling Spring church in Augusta county. Tne pastoral relations of Rev. J A. Trostle with Massanuttan and Elkton churches were dissolved ind a call to the Warm Spring church was placed in his hands. Rev. Lt, McC. Williams of Green ville, was preseat from Montgomery Presbytery and examined as to bit. qualifications wit.i a view to accept? ing a call to Broadway and Edcm churches. Hw ? as voted satisfac? tory and received. Mr. W, W Sproul of MiddlebrooU ?! airman of tbn Suuday ->cbool com mittee of the Presbytery, read tht report of bis committee wbicl showed members of Sunday schools 11,390 for 114 churches, not all the reports being in. which is an crease of IKH). Became communi? cants from tbe Sunday schools 571 against 434 for the previous year. Total contributions of the Sunday schools $6,44'A. A communication was read from the ladies of the Waynesborochurcb protesting against the overture for t woman's secretary, and a commu? nication from tbe ladies of tbe Lex ? 2 ton church asking for instruc? tions on tbe same subject. A com nittee was appointed to report a resolution in reply. Tbe resolution idoptetl by the Presbytery, drawn . ay Dr. Fraser, expressed the opin on that it would be unwise and im jroper to have such a secretary, ind expressed the hope that the Presbyterial Union, soon to meet in iarrisonburg. might overture the Jeneral Assembly not to grant the equest for a Woman's secretary. The report on Foreign .Missions hows tbat more than $17,000 was ontri buted by the churches of Lex ngtou Presbytery .gainst about ' 12,000 the year previous. Tia ' ontri butions for the whole South- ' rn church amounted to *?5,0</0 tnore han half a million dollars, tbe con ributions increasing at tbe rate of 40,000 a year. Twenty-four new missionaries were sent out during he year. Dr. Egbert W. Smith of nashville. Tenn., secretary of For ign Missions, was present and de ivered a stirring add ross on the ubject. Dr. E. W. McCorkle was named o preach the Presbyterial sermon vitb Dr. D. W.Walthall as alternate in tbe subject of prayer. Wednesday afternoon was given o celebrating the 100th anniversary ?f the meeting of Lexington Presby ery at Tinkling Spring church It was led by Dr. A. M. Fraser and tahara; delivering addresses were ie vs. J. A. Vandevanter. Vf. C rVbite and Dr. G. B. Strickler. Presbytery adjourned Friday after toon, but not sine die. It adjourned ?o May 28 iu Staunton in the par orsof the First Presbyterian church where it will complete the work it vas impossible to finish at this Baaloo. Editor Goes to Jail Each Night That the publication of a paper nay not be suspended, H. Q. Hoe, iditor of the Washington Enter- ' >rise at Pasco. Wash . has been al- < owed by the Superior Court to I erve out the thirty-day sentence 1 or perjury at night. I f Roe. ?ho was convicted of per-'c ury in a case charging his father, i 'onmy Commissioner George H. | t toe, with accepting a bribe, is re ( eased from jail each morning, works ' i in the paper all day and returns to 1 ail to be locked up eacb night. The jury disagreed in the case of j he elder Roe. and he will be re- 1 ried. f -1 Better a night worker than a day ii [reamer. 1< CONFEDERATE REUNION STARTED IN ASHEVILLE First Meeting Held in That City in July, 1889 (By N. Bdckwur.) The first Confederate Veterans reunion aver bald in tbe South was io Asheville, N. C., July 4th, 1889. a year before the first United Con. federate Veterans reunion as now organized and bald in Cbattanoga. Tenn., July 3rd. 1890, In the shade of tba wide-spread? ing boughs of giant oaks, on a hill of gentle slopes overlooking Beaver dam Road and the valley of Beaver dam Creek, commanding a sweeping view of the mountains round about, where tbe soft cooling breezes waft tbe health-giving ozone of tbe moun? tains and the sweet fragrance of fields and flowers, stands "Ramntb,'' the hospitable and spacious old home of General James M. Bay and bis charming wife, Mrs. Alice Caldwell Ray, familiarly known throughout Western North Carolina as "Mother Ray." an appellation worthily earned by reason of ber many acts of charity, her always willing readiness to aid the sick iud butlering at any hour of the day or night, and ber ever ready smile and words of comfort and c-Qeer lo all. It wa-a in this old home on July 4tb, 1S89. tbat "Mother Ray" had prepared a sumptuous dinner, and invited all the members of the famous old Sixtieth North Carolina Regiment, of which her husband was Colonel, together with those gallant old soldiers from other com? panies and regiments, to be her guests at what she boped would be? come an annual reunion. Foi a week great preparations were made, but with such secrecy tbat Colonel Ray never once suspicioned what was being done until the men of nis old command and others began ar? riving at his home on the .norning of the Fourth, wben Mrs. Ray, with gladsome smiles and almost girlish glee, told him of the surprise she aad planned and executed for him ind his old comrades. it was a perfect day, with not a :loud to speck the azure blue of a beautiful summer sky, and ihe r-ery trees seemed to say " Welcome, brice welcome to tbe gallant sol liers as they came in, some in bug fies, some in wagons, some on horse md mule back, and still others .foot. They were hue looking men -men you would think of us tine ioldiers? and it was interesting to tote the quickened steps, the itraightening ol tbe form, and be toss of tbe bead at. they came nto the broad veranda with the nartial notes of "Dixie" floating to hem from tbe piano. Tbe dinner was a royal spreid, Mrs. Ray using eigut turkeys, ihirtv-two chickens, a hall dozen lams aud other good thiugs in pro? portion; such a tempting array of jood things made even the hospita? ble Colonel's eyes grow big with wonder and astonishment as to how bis good wife could keep such pre? parations from bis knowledge. Tbe magnificent spread was in marked contrast to tbe dinners of other days when "hardtack and pig' formed the bill of fare, the "pig" being more often omitted than udoming the camp tables. Mr. Flood Again the Nominee Hon. Henry Delaware Flood of Appomattox, is tbe nominee of tbe Democrats of the Tenth Congress? ional District for Congress to sue? ded himself. This was the an? nouncement made Friday bv Colou ii Joseph Button, chairman of tbe Fentb district, who said tbat the late for tiling notices of candidacy iud passed and tbat the names of Vir. Flood is the only one to be ound as Hied according to law. The ?omni it iee has not yet made the for nal declaration of the nomination. >ut that will be done when theSiate Convention meets in Norfolk and a ueeting of tbe district committee is ield. Mr. Flood manages to have no op? position w hen a candidate be'ore tbe Jemccrats, but bas bean worried or some time by having petty op? position on the part of independents md others te ho have a daaira to ?focupy a aveat lu Congraaa.