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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 19. 1912 The Coming and Going of People You Know State Treasurer A. W. Harman is visiting his family near town. Mr. T. E. Auld of Martinsburg, Vf. Va., is the guest of Mr. Jacob Gassman. Mrs. Levi Witt and daughter or Roanoke, Va., are the guests of Mrs. Sumpter. Mr, Leftwich Arthur of Campbell county is the guest of his aunt, Mrs. J. M. Arthur. Dr. Michael Hildebrand ot Augus? ta county is visiting his cousin. Mr. T. J. Hildebrand. Mrs. M. Luther Hildebrand of Prairie Grove, Ark., is in Loxing ton visiting relatives. Miss Pearl Rhodes spent several days last week in Staunton visiting her sister, Mrs. David H. Kern. Mr. W. P. Robinson of Danville, Va., a graduate of the Class 1861, V. M. I., is a visitor at commence? ment this week. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Griflin and Miss Pearl Griffin of Roanoke are the guests of Mr. Hugh Goodson Willson Main street. Mrs. David H. Kern of Staunton, accompanied by her children, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Frank P. Rhodes ou Randolph street. Mr. V. D. McClure, formerly quartermaster at the V. M. I., now io business in San Francisco, Cal., is visiting friends in Lexington this week. Mrs. W. F. Edwards has as her guests Mr. J. R. Johnson and Mrs. Frank Thomas of Danville, and Inr niece. Miss Irene Schoppert of Day tun, Va. Mrs. C. S. Miller of Shepherds town. W., Va., accompanied by her son. Harry, is the guest of her sis? ter, Mrs. George W. Bare on Sout. Main Street. Mr. and Mrs. Howard G. Lacy and their little son, Master Joseph H. Lacy, of Glen Wilton are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Ettinger on Randolph street. Mrs. George Deaver has as her guests, her sister. Miss Bettie Claiborne of Charleston, W. Va., and Mrs. Martin Caraballe and children of Tampa, Fla. Prof, Elbert Vf. G. Boogher of the Georgia Polytechnic Institute, Atlanta, Ga., is visiting his sisters in Lexington, Mrs. Samuel O. Camp? bell and Mrs. W. Harry Agnor. Mrs. Howard L. Kennedy and Miss Elsie Kenndy of Buena Vista and Miss Serena li. Burger of Gil? more's Mills are the guests of Mrs. Joseph Kennedy on Main street. Captain Joseph R. Anderson of Goochland county, president of tbe V. M. I. Alumni Association and historiographer of the V. M. I., is oue of the interested visitors at com? mencement this week. Tomorrow Graduation Day Tomorrow (Thursday) is gradua? tion dav at the Virginia Military Institut-, and thi exercises will be? gin at ll o'clock in Jackson Memo ' rial Hall. The valedictory address will be made by Cadet John Stevens. Cap? tain Randolph Barton of Baltimore, Md., Class of 1864. will address the graduates. Major General Wm. H. Carter, Assistant Chiel of Staff, United States Army, will present the Jackson-Hope medals. Tbe presentation of diplomas to the graduating class will bring the exercises to a close, when the cade s will assemble on the parade grounds to bear tbe announcement of officers in the battalion for the next year. Miss Feamster Visiting Here Miss Lucile Matthews Feamster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. N. Feamster of Alderson, Greenbrier county. W. Va., is the house guest of Mrs. John A. McNeel of West Lexington. Miss Feamster, with distinction, graduated last week at the Aldetson Baptist Academy, and ts a young lady of unusual voice culture. The father of this young lady will be remembered by many of the old Confederate soldiers ol Rockbridge county, who were mem? bers of the 14th Virginia Cavalry, The final military german at the V. M. I. was danced lust, night ia the gymnasium, led by Cadet Dal? ton with his sister, Miss Margaret Dalton of Winston-Salem, N. C. Tni.-ty-six couples were in tbe opening figure. A refreshing rain fell thia mornlot JACKSON STATUE UNVEILED The Figure of Confederate Cbieftair Stands at V. M. I. Shortly after one o'clock this af? ternoon little Anna Jackson Pres? ton, winsome, golden-haired, pulled tbe cords tbat revealed the figure of Sir Moses Ezekiel's atatue of Stone? wall Jackson, her great grandfather, at the Virginia Military Institute. A large concourse witnessed tbe simple event, and as the features of the great Confederate hero were revealed the band struck up "Dixie." The sweet little child! enjoyed her part immensely as she was borne in ber nurse's arms,with i ber mother by ber side, and laugh ingly and playfully performed tue function assigned her. Sba is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Preston of Charlotte, N. C.. her mother being the daughter of Gen? eral Jackson's daughter. Tbe formal exercises were held in the Jackson Memorial Hall, and began at ll o'clock, on account of j rain. The rostrum was occupied j by General Nichols, Governor Mann, Colonel Chew and other distin? guished visitors. Tbe invocation was made by Dr James P. Smith, who was General Jackson's chaplain. General T. T. Munford of Lynchburg. Class of 1852, General Fitzbugh Lee's bri? gade, presided. Colonel R. P. Chew, Class of 1861, of Stuart's Horse artillery, made the address of tbe occasion, which was an eloquent and exhaustive history of the military achievements of Stonewall Jackson. Following the address, Col. Robert T. Kerlin of the V. M. I. faculty, read a touch? ing ode on Stonewall Jackson. Assembled at the statue, General Nichols presented General Scott Shipp, former superintedent, who, in the absence of Sir Moses Ezekiel, presented the statue to the Insti? tute. General Shipp spoke of the il-, lustrious career of Sir Moses Eze- i kiel, who is a native of Virginia, ? was educated at tbe V. M. I., and bad been knighted by the King of Italy for eminence in bis art. After the unveiling Hon. George I?, Browning, member of the Board of Visitors, accepted the statue on behalf of tbe Institute authorities. Dr. James P. Smith pronounced tbe benediction. Theclouds broke at noon and the exercises were concluded on the parade ground. It is estimated that about 2000 people were present. The statue stands on the parade grounds in front of tbe Jackson Me? morial Hall, and faces tbe South. Tbe site commands a magnificent view of the surrounding country, with noble old House Mountain to the west, and the Blue Ridge to the east. Nearby is the class room in which Jackson taught at the V. M. I. In front is tbe velvet parade ground over which many soldiers in the making bave drilled and marched. The statue is of bronze, of heroic proportions, and is a replica of the statue last year unveiled at Charles? ton, W. Va. The figure represents Jackson on tbe firing line at tbe bat? tle of IFirst Manassas. He is clad in full military uniform. His feet are firmly planted, his right hand grasps bis field glasses, and bis left his unsheathed saber. His figure is erect, the corner of his coat and the brim of his campaign hat are blown back by tbe wind. His eye so trained on the lines of bis gray clad soldiers tbat the bomb which lies at bis feet about to explode is unnoticed. So life-like appears tbe statue th.?t one can readily imagine that the silent soldier almost hears the bullets whizzing by and tbe roar of battle all about him. The base is of Italian marble, known as volcanic tufa, and is gray in color. It bears tbe following in? scription: STONEWALL JACKSON "The Virginia Military Institute will be heard from today." 1 General Jackson at Chancellorsville May 3. 1863 j The sculptor is Sir Moses Ezekiel of Rome, Italy, who was a cadet in the famous New Market battle, when tbe boys of this military school J fought like seasoned veterans, and f whose heroism has been embalmed i in song and story. Visitors Invited to Reception 1 j Tho reception to be given by (len , oral and Mrs. Edward West Nichols i at the superintendent's borne to ' night (Wednesday), from nine to J eleven, is expected to be largely at I tended, and all visitors to com I menoement are cordially invited to f [ ba present. New Chair Established at V. M. I. By Board of Visitors The Board of Visitors have estab? lished at the Virginia Military In? stitute a chair of law and economics and Captain Jennings Cropper Wise of Richmond, has been elected professor of the same. He will en? ter upon his duties September 1st next wltb tbe rank of colonel of en? gineers. In addition to bis duties as professor of law and economics, Captain Wise will become permanent commandant of cadets. Captain Wise is a son of Captain John S. Wise of New York, who was a member of tbe famous New Market Cadot company in the Civil War. He was born in Richmond in 1881, entered the Virginia Military Institute as a cadet in 1898, gradu? ated with distinction in 1902, and entered tbe United States Army with a commission as second lieu? tenant, and was assigned to tbe 9th U. S. Infantry. He resigned from the army in 1905 and spent two years engaged in manufacturing business. In 1909 he graduated from tbe University of Virginia Law School with the degree of LL. 15.. since which time he has been en? gaged in the practice of his profes? sion in Richmond. While at the V. M. I. Captain Wise was a leader in athletics, and was star player at left end on tbe football team. A gee-Wilbourn Marriage The Roanoke Evening News of June 12th published the following marriage, which is of interest in Lexington: A quiet but very pretty wedding was solemnized this morning at the parsonage of the Greene-Memorial church, the Rev. S. T. Sen ter offi? ciating, when Mr. Randolph L.Agee and Miss Louise Wi 1 bourn, both of 'his city, were united in marriage. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Agee, of 81ti Third street,*, e. and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Wilbourn, of 617 Henry street, s. w. Tbe attendants were Mr. Ashford Wilbourn and Miss Mildred Wilbourn, brother and sister of the bride. The bride is a member of Greene-Memorial church, aud enjoys tbe esteem of those who have the pleasure of her acquaintance, possessing in marked degree many endearing traits of character. The groom is an em? ploye of the stereotyping depart? ment of the Evening News and is highly regarded by his employers and bis companions. After the ceremony the couple left for points in tbe southwest, stopping at Chilhowe, where a re? ception will be tendered them by I the groom's sister, Mrs. H. H. Baker. They will be at home to their friends after the 16th instant. Many friends wish them happi? ness in tbeir new estate. V. M. I. Alumni Smoker The annual smoker at the V. M. I. was given in the messhall last night from ten to twelve, and a large num? ber of visitors and alumni attended. Captain Joseph R. Anderson, president of the V. M. I. Alumni Association, was master of ceremo? nies, and after light refreshments the following sentiments were re? sponded to: "The State of Virginia," by Gov? ernor William Hodges Mann. "Our Alma Mater," by Hon. Al? exander Hamilton of Petersburg. "Offioers of tbe V. M. I." by Gen. T. T. Munford of Lynchburg "The Alumni," by Mr. R. T Poague of Wytbeville. "The Academic Board," by Col. Robert T. Keri in. "New Market," by Major Ran? dolph Barton of Baltimore, Md, "Washington and Lee Universi? ty," by Dr. Jas. Lewis Howe. Gillock?Oliver Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Agnes E. Oliver of Richmond and Mr. James W. Gil lock of Lexington which took place on Wednesday, June 12th, in the parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Gathright in Richmond. The officiating min? ister was the Rev. Dr. F. T. Mc Fadan of the 1st Presbyterian church, and the ceremony was wit? nessed by a large number of the friends and relatives of the contract? ing parties. Tbe bride wore a going-away gown of dark blue cloth with hat and gloves to match. She is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Oliver, and is a young lady of sweet und lovable disposition. Tbe groom is engaged in business In Lexington, where the young couple will make their home. Military Features Attract Crowds to Parade Grounds The military features of the V. M. I. commencement this year, as usual, bave attracted largecrowds. Butt's manual and bayonet exercises were unus'ially good exhibitions. In the rifle competition on Mon? day morning between teams repre? senting the six companies. Com? pany C won the prize cup. and C. Easley of Richmond of tbat team won the individual cup for highest score. Monday afternoon's oxercises were signaling with the electric buzzer, heliograph and flags and "riristaid to tbe wounded" drill, concluding with regimental parade. Tuesday morning the battalion drill, which is field exercises in attack and defense, otherwise the "sham battle." took place. Com? panies A. B, C, and D made tbe attack, Captain Dalton of Company A, with first aide, led the attack and Companies E and F operated on; the defensive. Captain Speer of Company F with first aide, made the defense. The battle was very realistic. Regimental review be? fore tbe Board of Visitors was held at 6 o'clock, followed by regimental parade. This morning Butt's manual was exhibited and ibis afternoon the exercises consisted of tbe en? campment of battalion, shelter and wall tents, concluding with review before the alumni. Stonewall Jackson's Last Letter In connection with tbe unveiling of the Stonewall Jackson statue to? day at tbe Virginia Military Insti? tute, the following letter, tbe last written bv tbe great Confederate commander, will be ot interest. It will be observed from the date that tbe letter was written but a few hours before General Jackson was mortally wounded at Chancellors? ville. Tbe letter is as follows: "Near 3 p.m., May 2d, 1863. "General: "Tbe enemy has made a stand at Chancellor's which is about 2 miles 1 from Chancellorsville. I hope as J ; soon as practicable to attack. "I trust that an ever kind Provi? dence will bless us with great sue-: cess. "Respectfully, "T. J. Jackson, "Gen'l R. E Lee. "Lt. Gen'l." "The leading division is up and tbe next two appear to be well closed. "T. J. J." Fraternities Around Festal Board A joint celebration of the Odd Fellows and Junior Order men was held Monday night at Odd Fellows' Hall, and a goodly number of botb orders attended. Mr. C. E Straub presided over tbe formal part of the exercises. Rev. Dr. Charles Manly made the invocation, and addresses were made by Rev. W. D. Eye of Fairfield, who spoke on Odd Fellowship, and Mr. H. S. Rucker of Buena Vista, whose address was on tbe princi pies o' the J. O. U. A. M. Both ad? dresses were practical and inspir? ing. Dr. Manly was called on and he responded briefly. Light refreshments were served, consisting of ice cream and cake, lemonade, oranges, bananas, cigars and cigarettes. Tbe attendance was large and the occasion was one of pleasure and profit. New Market Portraits Unveiled An interesting feature at the V. M. I. Tuesday was the unveiling of portraits of five New Market cadets. They were: Captain C. H. Minge, Co. A, New Orleans; Captain B. A. Colonna, Washington. Adjutants Cary Wes? ton, J. M. Hannah and Chas. J. An? derson. Tbe portraits haug on the walls of Jackson Hall. Tbe presentation was made by Col. John B, Purcell of Richmond, and Geu. E. W. Nich? ols, the superintendent, received the paintings on behalf of tbe Insti? tute, Little Elizabeth HarlestOn Huger, granddaughter of General Scott Shi pp,commandant of the New Market cadets' battalion, drew the veil. Capt. Joseph R. Anderson of Goocbland county, presided. Hurt in Runaway Last Thursday afternoon as Mrs, , M. L. Turner and Miss Frances Dil : lon were driving down Brushy Hill ! tbe horse tn;k fright and bolted. They were both thrown from the tyuggy and Mrs. Turner was rather painfully burt. She was brought to tbe Jackson Hospital and hor con? dition ia improving. Summer Specialties At ADAIR'S Long Silk Gloves, in tan. white -ind bl;ick..SUe 73a*}.' *1.00 Ijong White Kid Gloves. **2.;"<>. *:> <>'> Toadies'Silk Hose.2*e. Me *1.?'0 Ladies' Lisle Hose, black, whit' aud tau.25c to60c. Flouncing for White Dress* s, 18 io chaw wide*. ... ."Oe. Wid? Hamburg Edge. 10o. Shadow and Macrame Laces.10c. to $ 1 00 Ratine Cloth, worth $1.00 for.Toe Ratine Bands. :*<><*. to 60e. 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