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VOL. 108, NO. 21 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 22. 1912 $100 PER YEAR VALUE TO THE SOUTH OF THE COTTON CROP Of Greater Productive Power Than Gold and Silver Mines The cotton fields of the Sou th have a greater productive power than all the (told and silver mines of the world combined. This royal posi? tion is proved by some fi ku res given in the Manufacturers' Record. Ac cording tu the director of the mint, the gold mines of the world in the eleven years, 1900-1910, produced to the valueof more than $4,000,000,000. lo the same period, the South pro? duced cotton crops tbat, with the seed, totaled in value *J-8,(?34.000,000. or nearly twice as much. During these years tha silver bullion output or tho world was tl, 156,229,507, so that the cotton from the South was worth $2,843,299,41.3 more than all the precious metals of the world. In the thirty-two years, 1880 IOU, the United States exported mer? chandise to the value of rf*36.947, M6 ,ktt% and of this nearly 25 per cent., or ***9, 121,639,360, represent? ed the income from raw cotton alone. To this should be added the sums represented by exports of cot? tonseed products, and manufactured cotton goods aggregating about 176,000,000 annually. These a;nmst incomprehensible figures indicate the fundamental im? portance of the cotton crop in the world's commerce and finance. They suggest one reason why tbe South is destined to be one of the w.-althiest regions of the world. And this wealth is not only inex ha stible. but will grow greater as the science of cotton raising in c -eases t he average yield per acre without diminishing the fertility o| the soil. Under intensive cultiva? tion the present acreage could pro duce twice the present annual out put. But the finest way to look upor the gifts of the cotton plant is thal in exchange for it each year come; more comfort, beauty and leisure t* the inhabitants of the Southland The fleecv fibre is transmuted inti better homes and wider educationa advantages and a loftier and mor glorious civilization. Gigantic tig ures of dollars mean nothing uules as the last result comes a greale dividend of happiness. Vegetarian Dishes Desirable for Ho Weather Fannie Merritt Farmer, editor < the Cooking Department of the Wt man's Home Companion, writes a article in the June number c "Toothsome Vegetarian Dishes and includes a dozen or fifteen r< cipes. Following is an extra from her article, and one of her r cipes: "A number of vegetarian dishe espsciallv if they are made nutt tious as well as appetizing, by tl use of nuts, cheeso, macaroni, rn and the like are desirable to ser during the hot months. They gi a certain variety to the diet, at ai rate, and are heathful additions tc housewife's menu. The followi recipe is reliable, aud has be thoroughly tested. Remember t, all measurements are made level, "linked Macaroni with Peao Butter?macaroni, like all stare foods, should bo cooked in boili salted water. It is ruined if plac in water at a lower temperatu Break macaroni in one-inch piec tlnre should be one cupful. C< twenty minutes, or until soft,in t quarts of boiling water, to wh has been added one tablespoonfu salt. Drain in strainer, pour O' one quart of cold water (whic'.i p vents pieces from adhering), ; put in a buttered baking di Scald two cupfuls of milk in adou boiler, and add gradually, wi stirring constantly, to three ; one-half tablespoonfuls of salt, i pour over the macaroni. Cot and bake in a slow oven forty minutes. Remove cover, sprit with one cupful of buttered crae crums, increase the oven heat, bake until crums are browned, low from one-fourth to oue-tl cupful of melted butter to a cu of cracker crumbs. Always outtered crumbs with a fork that the crumbs may be evi coated and light." POLITICAL JOKE ON H. ST.JEO. TUCKER "Danced Himself Into Congress" ls the Story OLD FLUVANNAWAS WITNESS' A Vision in White Gyrated Through Many Intiicacies The following story of political times appeared in a recent issue of ihe Higumond Times-Dispatch, from the peo of Charles L. Mosby of Bed? ford City: Of course he will question this at tirst glance, and you cannot well blame him, but he is honest and will, upon further reading, acknowl? edge the fact; he not only did that and remained several terms, but be aspired to be the Governor of the State of Virginia last titre, and suc? ceeded in convincing the most skep? tical that he was in the running all the way up the back stretch, and some of his friends still believe? howevtr, that is another story. In the nineties, wben noone could Se found to deliver the old Tenth District and make ber stay deliv? ered, as she is today, too safe to the Democracy to be questioned, this candidate was, as was the habit and now is, canvassing all the by-ways, cross-roads and scraping every nook and corner to bring just enough of the stav-aways to vote to put him across*, he had rested on the right bank of the noble Jeems to got dinner and a refreshing nap. .ind towards the shank of a sultry summer afternoon, after having wrung the promise from every voter at lirenio Bluffs, through the me iiium of a bandsbake, he crossed over the river for a much-needed re*t, under the shade of the locusts at the MvKeona Hotel, to be lulled iuto a sweet repose to the music o tbe Southern breezes and the rip piing cadence of the river, when thi uuterritied beard of his presenct 3 and got together. The Hight Hon ,1 orable John T. was the kingpin ti tbe Buckingham wagon, and righ badly was this wagon needed, be cause of the closeness of the dis trict and the uncertainty of the fet that usually "told you so," and a usually stayed away from the votin '* precincts unless just such a man a the aforesaid climbed iuto the sad af die and cracked his whip, and the something always happened, bi with no discredit to the late Joh T., for Ihe was al! a man any wa you took him-, the boys just natu s- ally liked to plnase him, and thei ct was one way to do that in a Coi e- gressional campaign. Well, ot candidate had gotten into the bea s, tiful land ot forgetfulness of the tu i- moil and strife of this and all cai he paigns before the boys knew of h ce j being in forty miles of the good o ve j county, and 'twas after 10 o'clo ve j before tbe Hight Honorable Jol ay IT.'s right bower got the word, an > a j worse luck yet, tbe Right HoDOrat ng j was absent in Richmond on ve en particular business, but for t lat i glory of the cause and the conn representative something had to ut done. In the emergency, Ja by Guerrant, the R. H. J.T.'s contidi ng tial bookkeeper, salesman, tin >ed keeper and store clerk all roi re. into one, a veritable Booh-Uah of I es; hamlet of New Canton, lined up I x>k town band, consisting of a bar wo mouthbarp, jewsharp and triang ich besides which the assortment 1 of John Pbillippe's aggregation pa iver into utter insignificance in the i re and mind of tbe native, and storn ind the hotel with "Snowbird on sb. Ashbank." and there's more tc ble to the unterritied of tbe north en lila Buckhingham than any select and Madame Sherry has for the ir and night prowlers of tbe Broadv fer, cafes or "Li d?londrina" for La five Ai.erica, and that's putting a str> .kit- valuation on it, you may be st ?ker The band had started the sec and verse, when a vision, all in wi Al- and with naked feet, appeared ii rd the veranda gyrated through thc pful tricacies of buck and wing, k mix 'possum 'la, with a few side s1 :, so and double shu tiles thrown in only the then enfranchised "cullud i son," that drew out a holler < By Dr. f OVIF C' EDWIN % ^^ ALDER- 1 aSl MAN. I Readju DO not mean to be indulgin timisin. THIS REPUBLIC IS TRY SELF, WHICH WAS THE P ISM AND A REACTION AGAINST WHICH IS THE PRODUCT OF UR SCIENCE, IN SUCH FASHION THA INDIVIDUALISM. WHICH GU A RAIN OPERATIVE GENIUS. WHICH IN THAT 18 A COLOSSAL TASK. Our old political philosophy, tended that that government is bes Our now social philosophy is i CO-OPKTtATlVF. EFFORT by BROTHERHOOD and by a scie pathetic knowledge of the social o Governor Woodrow Wilson Endorsed By Rockbridge Democrats The following resolutions were adopted last week by Rockbridge Democrats assembled in County Convention, when delegates were elected to the State Democratic Con? vention to be held in Norfolk May 23rd. The resolutions were offered by John W. Burger of Natural Bridge: "The Democrats of Rockbridge in convention assembled would voice their satisfaction at the approving recognition by the people of the stand taken for their welfare by the policies and leaders of the Demo? cratic party, and for the assurar.ee it holds forth of the party victory ir the November election. "They rejoice in the number o' highly qualified aspirants for tb< Democratic nomination for Presi dent; but they recognize, as pre eminent among these aspirants Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey whose ability, high qualification and fearless devotion to tbe inter os ts of the people make him, ii their judgment, without a pee among those mentioned for the big ofilce of President. "Tbey regard witb pleasure an pride the fact that this great Amei ican is by birth a Virginian, and a v | one of their own they fuel in his ai vancement a deep personal int*res "Therefore, be it resolved. Th; Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey, our choice lor the Democratic noir nation for President of tbe Unitt States; that the delegate - from th county to the State Convention Norfolk be and are hereby instruc ed to cast their votes in that co vention instructing the delegatit from Virginia to the National Cc vention at Baltimore to vote f Woodrow Wilson for President long as his name is before tbe cc vention." ?JO, .lu. of It'll ld that assembled audience that cau* -?k the rock cliffs of old Fluvanna, (J in j bless her, to fairly tremble with I d, ' ecstacy of existence, and she flu ile it back and it came again, s ry j these two counties threw tbat ec he' back and forth o er tho bosun the peaceful Jeetns for nigh o half an hour. Under such ol ret stances, what could be expected': If you have ever been on a bunt about sunup in this crisp tnosphere or followed the hounds the ! a star) it night in either of these the i counties, or got a friend that I he'll tell you that the Honors Harry St. ii forge Tucker coull have helped doing just what he < deliver the finest campaign spe >ye j ever heard, and gain an enthusi. ied I that caused him to redeem the i the I trict from Jake Yost. i it , But 'twasn't because of his d of i ponent; that combination of r< fan j and 'possum-hunting free nig lid- ' yali roused the fighting humoi vay I the Honorable St. George'* blt tin. and to this day the followers of late Right Honorable members the New Canton Orchestra, if please, claim to have brought old Tenth back intoline,'since wi titi.e she bas never faltered, an my mind lhere ia justice in t claim. There is no usa in queatioi facts ks set forth above; itiev ca pus aubstantiatod,and will, if r.eces rom [arise, be fought for. cmg ire. nini lite on i io aro. Leos for 010SS3.1 v President % ot the ?i Of t Universi? ty of Virginia stment _ g in any easy and complaisant op INQ TO ADJUST ITSELF, ITS OLD RODUCT OF RURAL INDIVIDUAL MONARCHY, TO ITS NEW SELF. BAN DEMOCRACY AND NATURAL T IT SHALL LOSE NEITHER THE ITEE8 FREEDOM, NOR THE CO 8URE8 POWER AND PROGRESS. ?ministering to simple needs, con t which govern* loa?t. markod by a wonderful genius for a vast hmnan interest aud sense ot" , ntific spirit urging them to a mjta rder. An Appeal to Sons of Confederates Of Rockbridge To the Sons of Confederate Soldiers o' Rockbridge : At a recent meeting it was sug? gested that an appeal be made to you to connect yourself with the Frank Bax lou Camp. Sjns of Veter? ans to the end that tbe laudable and patriotic aims of the organization : might be carried out to tbe fullest i extent possible. The brave men wbo fought the '. battles of the Confederacy are he i coming fewer and fewer,and it more 'and more certainly devolves upon us to keep alive the memory of their 1 bravery and virtue, and this can 1 best be done through organizations such as ours. r It is our loving pleasure to give a '': subscription dinner on tbe 19ih of "each January to the soldiers, and ' around the board to hold communion ? I with them and hear their stirring ? narratives of those momentous s limes, lt is our purpose and pleeA " ure to join in the Memorial Da] 1 I exercises, and to keep fresh in fae r I and in our hearts, their glorious D| memories and history. The dues are small and on behal ^ of the Sjns of Veterans we maki :- tbis appeal to every one in Lexing ? ton and in Rockbridge County to a 1- once send us his application fo ??> membership tbat our organizatio il may number every son, and that w 's may have the united effort of all t 1 carry out the splendid purposes i sd our organization. ** G. D. Letciikr, Commandant. ?l W? Hoback Lackiy, Adjutant. ,t. | - n-1 ? Female Heroines >n i lt is painful to note that nen- Ca in" j negie medals go to women. Ol or might infer from this tbat herois as is exclusively ^ male character; 'n- tic. Fortunately, it isn't so. Af bet most women have to be hero ~ to get through this world at a ed They do things right along whi od | would make a man famous. Some ihe ; them exhibit constant heroism ng! living with men who ought to be .nd jailor in the tomb. But aside In ho I such considerations, women ha i of j done their share iu every branch nto heroic effort mo far as opportunit un- opened. To the credit of women be it s; lox that tbey do not advertise their bl at- virtues, make no etlort to get on plause or rewards. They liveth old lifo as it comes to them and ure e u?s, tent so long as their own loved oi ible are safe. Self-ttacritice is mi In't more common iu women than lid; men. And perhaps thu most cn ech ! ageoos souls in the world are th ism womeii who. in the humblest w dis- j are working and saving aud do without things to helpothers. I op- quite the rage to indulge in u shel persiflage concerning woman's ;ger surd notions of dress and ornaint ' io In matte, s of taste there in no i K)d. cussion and in any event there is the so much harm done by bobbie ski i of ililli heeled shoes and monstr you hals as by men who waste tl the money for personal gratilh-a'io iiicb baser sort, while their women d io suffer. Not all the virtues are bait uopolized by' one sex, but it se worth whil * to call attention to aing fact tbat women, according to ti ba pert testimony, are stronger ph iii ty cilly than men. Their moral si nority needs no deiuou-tratio LOYD ALLEN TO DIE IN ELECTRIC CHAIR First Degree Murder Verdict for Carroll Outlaw JUDGE POSTPONED SENTENCE J The Trials of Other Allens Will Soon Take Place Floyd Allen, patriarch of tha out law gang that on March 14 assassi? nated five persons in Judge Mis? sie's court room at Hallsville, must pav the penalty of death for his part in the murders This was tbe verdict of the jury, brought in Friday at- Wytheville. when court opened at 10.30. That the "twelve good men and true"did not arrive at their decision without ii bitter tight, wis indicated in the Song time during which tbey delibe? rated. The case was given to the jury at 12.51 p.m. Thursday, and they were locked up in tbe jury | room at 2.30. Allen, the prisoner at the bar. watched with grim curiosity as the members of the jury tiled into their -?eats. The set look on the jurors' faces indicated that they had come j to a serious conclusion. Allen scan? ned each juryman as he settled into j his seat, then waited for the fore i man to read the verdict. At ten fifteen o'clock Friday morning, the jury filed into the j court room, and announced they nad agreed on a verdict, which was ; .is follows: "We the jury find the defendant, ? Floyd Allen,guilty ol murder tn tho first degree as charged in the within indictment." Only a small crowd was present when th6 verdict was read, Floyd Allen sitting in the court, by his i side was his faithful wife, and to - .iis right kat J?par Allen. Noout I ward expression of grief by either t Floyd Allen or his wife mere mani l tested. MrWillis.counsel for defense,made f the usual motion to set the verdict e aside, as contrary :o law and evid - -nee. Judge Staples overrulec t this motion by saying "That thi r evidence was ample to warrant tb< ri verdict." e Sentencing of Floyd Allen wa o deferred in order that he might b if called a witness in the trials of th others members of the gang. On the first ballot, a juryman e: plained later, the twelve men stoo tan for first degree murder and tw for second degree, tne two bein r- Jurors Williams and James. Wi ie Hams held out until Friday,and on ai consented to the majority followU s- Judge Staples' i-harge. i a "*^n hearing his doom Floyd Alli es begged his lawyers to permit hi ll. to make a statement to the jur ch He said he wanted to tell them th of had convicted an innocent man. ai by it took hard pleading hy his conn* in to prevent him from 'interrupt! stu the proceedings with this plea of ve nocence. of Five other alleged members of t ies "murder band'' that shot up Jud Massie's court room still remain lid be tried?Victor and Claude Swa gi, son Allen, Floyd Allen's soi ip Friel Allen and Sidna Edwards, 1 eir ! nephews,and Byrd Marion,acojs Bibles Are in Demand twa 1CI, The American Bible Society 1 in issued its ninety-sixth annuul ur port and announces that an incre; use of 459,479 volumes were issued or ay the preceding year. in? Tbe report dwells upon a nutnv a ulol translations of parts of the Bil ?ry j into strange languages through' ah I the world. The total number int volumes issued during the y *is. I amounted to X.LS91,201, and con* op, J Ol 431.098 Bibles, 670,728 Te* men ts and 2,590,375 portions of Bible. Over 94,000,000 volui have been issued by the soci n 01 j during its existence. folk mo-j President Walter E. Addison, ems the Virginia Press Associati the editor of the Lynchburg News, ex nounces that arrangements b ni* been perfected for the next anc ipe meeting of the association at B q. Ridge Springs, July 9, 10 and ll rta, OBI ieir JEAL OF CONFEDERACY RECOVERED AT LAST rhe Relic Taken from Richmond on Evacuation in 1865 The Great Seal of the Confederate States of America, the existence of which has been shrouded in mys? tery for nearly half a century, has been acquired by Lopa Hunton, Jr., William H. Whit* and Thomas P. Bryan, and brought back to Rich? mond, the old capital of the Con Ind erateStates of America. After having been fully identified by the English makers, it is to be placed in perpetual custody of some public institution in this city for preservation as tbe most enduring and sacred relic, being the emblem of sovereignty of that government which, though lasting but four years, has written its record high on the page of history. The story of the removal of the seal from Richmond aud its preser vation through many years, with every person acquainted with its whereabouts pledged to secrecy by the most solemn Masonic oath, has been unearthed from the volumi? nous records of the Library of Con? gress in Washington, and the seal itself was located in possession, ot Rear-Admiral Thomas O. Selfridge, tl. S. N? retired, now living in Washington, who readily agreed to part with it for a consideration, ex? pressing his approval of a plan lor bringing it back to Richmond and its perpetual preservation in some suitab.e institution. Tbe seal is now in the vault of the Jefferson Hotel, and has beeu carefully examined 1 by many persons, and bears every : indication of its genuineness. its production at this time torever ; sets at rest the weird story told bv ! James Joues. the colored coachman j of President Jefferson Davis, that the threat Seal was in his possession. und an equally unauthorized rumor. I which was widely current at the re ] union, that the key to the mystery , which surrounded the existence of i the seal was said to be in tbe como. - i j stone of the Confederate monument : ! in Macon, and there were even lug - ; gestions that tbe stone be removed 1 > in order that the relic might be b traced. b ' The fact now appears to be fully authenticated from original records, s ! as well as by the production of tbe e seal itself, that it was taken from e , Richmond on evacuation by William J. Hromwell. a clerk in the Confed c- erate State Department, or his wife. d together with a large number of of o ticial papers of the Stat"? Depart g ment. 1- The capers were sold to the gov |y eminent by Hromwell through Col ig onel John T. Pickett in 1872 for $75,000, and Captain Selfridge was ?n the government agent, wno exam m ined and received the pacers al v. Hamilton. Ontario. In recognition ey of his services Colonel Pickett pre nd sented the seal to Captain Selfridge. ;el who bas since had it in charge.? og , Richmond Ti mes-Di spate-h. Tucker May Nominate Wilson lie Petersburg Index-Appeal: The ?? Haltimore Evening San publishes a t0 picture of Hon. Harry St. George n Tucker and says he may be selected 3S. to make tho speech presenting ibe l|a name ol Woodrow Wilson to the jn Baltimore Convention. Such so [ lectiou would be p*.rticuiarly appro? priate. Mr. Tucker aud Hov. Wil? lis son not only are intimate friends, re-; but Mr. Tucker for many years of IM Ibis lifo lived in Augusta county, ,-er where Gov. Wilson was boru. And, | too, Harry with such a liue subject >er ' would make a rattling line spueou. ale i , At the Other's Estimate 0 , Ap exchaugesays: "Wm. H. Taft eu, and Theodore Itoosevelt are two of titi tlie na ion* most distinguished na- sous. Doth have filled the highest tht. office in the land, aud their judg nes ment as to the qualities nee.ied to ety make a capable and efficient Presi , dent should cany .*dight. The former says tho latter isn't Ut for 0[ j the office and the latter says the on j foi mer isn't. So the people will an. | take the advice of these two great avt. uien and vote for neither." >ual In settling most questions, you lue | must consider how others look at it, I uot how you look at it.