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VOL. 108, NO. 28 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY IO. 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR UND CONVEYANCES AND BUILDING SALES Real Estate and Property Transfers Recorded The following deeds of bargain and sala were enteied of record in the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge county for three weeks ending July 6. 1?*12: S. M. Alvis to Florence B. Alvis, a number of lots in Goshen. Mrs. Martha L. Montgomery to J. C. Montgomery, 4i acres at south? east base of North Mountain, on headwaters of Kerr's CreeK, adj. J. Lloyd and Aaron B. Cunningham, $50 J. B. '.Vade to Wm. M. Wade. 13H 128160 acres adj. D. J. Whip? ple, Walker's Creek district, 11,800. M. B. Greever to J. H. Hamilton, 61. acres on northeast side of old P .mk Road, part of Dr. McClung farm, adj. J. T. Heizer, $2,74P. C. Frank Whitmore to Lucy S. Walker, two tracts, (1) 112 acres and ita poles adj. J. ti. Walker; (2) 1H5 acres adj. W. W. Walker at foot of North Mountain, Walker's Creek district, $6,800. S. M. Leckey to C. R. Goodman, i interest in 5 acres and store house at Timber Ridge. $410. W. G. Mathews, trustee, to trus? tees nf Natural Bridge District School Board, two lots in Glasgow, on Fitz Lee street. K. S. Shields, spec'l commr., to David A. Bare, 46.07 acres on head? waters of Collier's Creek, adj. An? drew T. Knick, $550. Wm. P. Conner to Geo. H. Moore. 2 lots of 2 acres and 1* acres, re spectively, adj. Jas.W. Nicely, Buf? falo district. $250. J. W. McFadden, etc., to Miss Nettie L. Bice, all their interest in 202 acres on Union Run, adj. Wm. A. Reed, Lexington district. Tbos. J. Jackson to Sophia John? son, lot in Lexington adj. Martha Masoc, $450. A. T. Riley to B. S. Clatterbaugh, 53 acres, 126 poles, five miles south? east of Lexington, adj. Ls, M. Leibig's hairs, $850. Josephine W. Miller to AV. J. Shaner, 8.16 acres near Fast Lex? ington. adj. grantee, $200. H. A.t'oodwin to John G. Green, etc., 25 acres adj. J. D. Houston's heirs, on Cedar Creek, Natural Bridge district, $300. Mrs. Daisy Gabbert Ogden, etc., to W. ll. Bond, one-seventh inter est in Hotel property at Glasgow, $350. H. M. Rees to William Duncan, 1 acre, 18 poles, adj G. W. Flfinger, Natural Bridge district. Roekbiidge Building ard lx>an Association to Charles P. Harrison, house and lot on Catalpa street, West Lexington, $1,900. W. T. Shields, trustee, to J. Ed. Deaver, the Besenfelder bongo and lot cn Lewis street, Lexington, adj. the Walz property, $350. Mary C. McCutchen to Ira E. Mc Cutchen, 273 acres on Calf Pasture River, Walker's Creek district. Gov. Osborn Says Republicans Can Vote for Wilson Governor Chase S. Osborn ol Michigan, an ardent Roosevelt sup? porter during the Colonel's battle for the Republican Presidential nomination, has issued a statement in which he declared bis belief "thal there is no necessity for a new pol it cal party." He also stated he hoped Roosevelt would not be a candidate. "The issue is clearly joined foi the people," said the Governor ir his statement. "It is Wall Street vs. Wilson, Woodrow Wilson's character, temperament, prepara tion and fitness are above the higl average of American Presidents He is a Christian, a scholar and ? fearless citizen. "Republicans can vote for Wilsoi without leaving their party or bolt ing. The real Republican party has no candidate for President this year. There has been no nomine tion. The action of the politic* freebooters at Chicago is not bind ing upon the Republican party evei if for the moment they are bearinj aloft Us atolen ensign." Recent tests in Europe of the du rabidly of various bronzes showe* that the wear waa proportional t> tbe content of tin. SEEKS HIS GIRL-WIFE Buena Vista Man Visits Lynchburg For His Spouse A young roan, who from appear? ances was still a minor, was in the Union Depot yesterday inquiring about his wife about the same age, who bad left him in his little Buena Vista home and doubtless lured by the bright lights of the citv, had come here. The young man was anxious to forgive and forget if bis young wife would only return with him to their deserted borne. It was learned yesterday that this is not the first trip which the voting matron has paid this city. She is alleged to have come bete some six week ago and when the husband esme for her be found her ina very undesirable place. He per? suaded her to return home with him and they came to the depot together. Here the husband purchased two tickets for the return to Buena Vista; but hero also the youDg wife decided she wouldn't return. So she persuaded her husband to go on back without her, telling him she would be home in a few days. She didn't go and her mother came for her, saying her husband was going to commit suicide unless she re? turned. This was about three weeks ago aod the young woman has evidently tred of home long ago, for Tuesday night the husband came into the city on his second hunt for his er? ring wife. The girl, for she has nothing more, being about eighteen yoars old, is described as being good look ing and rather low in stature. Up to last night the young man had not located her though the police are helping him with the hunt. He seems broken-hearted over theaffair, but would atill be glad to get his wife back.?Friday's Lynchburg News. Want Campaign Opened in Staunton Mr. Peyton Cochran, president ol the Woodrow Wilson Club of Staun? ton, has written to Gov. Woodrow Wilson asking him to make his first speech of the campaign in Staunton. He explained that the people would approve this yielding to sentiment, and that it would reach the country just the same as if made anywhere else, lt is not known whether Gov. Wilson will make speeches in the campaign, but it is supposed he will at least make two or three, and the first one might be at Staunton. He knows that no place iu the country worked more enthusiastically foi his nomination, or would more ap predate the honor of having Iii ti make his first declaration of princi pies in their midst. Hrs, Sterrett Injured Staunton Argus, July 6th: Mrs S. W. Steriettof Highland county sustained slight but painful injune* Tuesday evening, when she fel from a Main street car. The ca stopped in front of the National Va ley Bank and Mrs. Sterrett, step ping from the car, suddenly becanv faint and fell to the street. Sh. was taken into Wilson Brothers store. Her son, Phil Sterrett, o the Farmers' and Merchants' Bank was summoned, and she was re moved to her room in the New High land House. Fortunately no bone; were broken and Mrs. Sterrett) improving steadily. First New Wheat Friday Staunton News: The firs new wheat of 1912 crop was deli v ered at the White Star Mills Wed nesday from the farm of C. Meeks near the city, by W. H. Snyder, am brought $1 per bushel. Toe wheat wai of very good qual ity, being well matured and of goo color, but was somewhat out c condition onaccountof being thresh ed before it bad thoroughly drie in the shock. Senator Poindexter Bolts Senator Miles Poindexter of Wast ington has come out for the Roos* velt third party. He declared hi belief that Taft had been "illegall nominated by the Chicago convec tion;" that a third party, free frot machine and boss rule, was necessar to restore the rule of the people, an that the proposed aew movemet would sweep the country next fall. PLATFORM'S STRONG POSITI0NJ)N TARIFF Criminal Feature of Anti-Trust Law Demanded COST OF LIVING MADE ISSUE Favors Immediate Revision Down? ward of Duties Following are some of the imoor ?.nt features of tbe platform adopted by the National Democratic Conven? tion in Baltimore last week: "We the representatives of the Democratic party of the United States, in national convention as? sembled, reaffirm our devotion to the principles of the Democratic govern? ment formulated by Thomas Jeffer? son and enforced by a long and illustrious line of Democratic Presi? dent. "We delare it to be a fundamental principle of the Democratic party that the Federal Government, under the Constitution, has no right oi pjwer to impose or collect tarin1 d.ikies, except for the purpose ol revenue, and we demand that the collection of such taxes shall be limited to the necessities nf govern mont honestly and economically ad? ministered. "The high Republican tariff is the principal cause of tbe unequal dis tribution of wealth; it is a system ol taxation which mikes the rich rich? er and the poor poorer; under its operations the American farmeranc laboring man are the chief sufferers it raises tbe cost of the necessaries of life to them, bot does not proteci their product or wages. "The farmer sells largely in frei markets and buys almost entirely ii the protected markets. In the mos' highly protected industries, sucl as cotton and wool, steal and iron,thi wages of tbe laborers are the lowest paid in any of our industries. Wi denounce tbe Raipublican pretensi on that subject and assert thai American wages are established by competitive conditions and not by the tariff." The platform demands immediate downward revision of present du ties, especially upon necessaries o life, but favors a gradual reduction so as not to endanger legitimati industries. Denounces President Taft foi vetoing tariff bills of the last Coo gress and condemns the Republica party "for failure to redeem it promises of 1908 for downwan revision." Takes issue with the Republica platform ta lo the high cost of Iii ing, declaring that this is largel; due to high tariff laws. Urges vigorous enforcement of lt criminal features of the Ant-Truu law, and demands such additions legislation as may be necessary t crush private monopoly. Favors prohibition of holdio companies, "interlockingdirectors and stock ?? attiring, and condemc the Republican administration fo "compromising with the Standar Oil Company and the Tobacc Trust." Characterizes bs "usurpation tbe efforts of the Republican part to deprive States of their rights ar to enlarge the powers of the Fud*, al Government, Solicits the support of the peop for proposed constitutional amen< ments pending in various Stati providing for an income tax and tl election of United States Seuatoi by the direct vote of the people. Demands publicity of campaiy expenditures and calls attention "tbe enormous expenditure money in behalf of the President ai bis predecessor in tbe recec Presidential contest." Favors parcels post and extensk of rural delivery. Favors encouragement as can 1 properly given the Panama Caa Exposition. Favors encouragement of agrlcu turo and legislation to auirppre: gambling in agricultural products Favors reorganization of the ch servioe and says law should be ho estly and rigidly enforced. \ Welcomes Arizona and New Mei co to the alateihood of bute*. V. M. I. THE WEST POINT OFJHE SOUTH Military and Scientific Training Specialties INSTITUTION OF DEMOCRACY Every Cadot Stands on Individual Merit Alone An article by Col. Hunter Pendle? ton of the Virginia Military Insti? tute fuculty appeared in the educa? tional section of the Richmond Times-Dispatch of a recent Sunday issue, from which the following is taken: The Valley of Virginia is histDric j ground; it has been sting in song ', and story; the deeds of its men, in ' wer, on the bench, in pulpit and i forum, the devotion and heroism of its women?these things are part and parcel of the common heritage of the State aud Southwest. Peopled by a sturdy race, whose traditions were firmly grounded in Christianity and aducation, it was but natural that an early interest should be manifested by the inhabi? tants of this favored section in spir tual and mental training for the youth of both sexes. While this in? terest was manifest in all parts of tha Valley, its culmination may be said without offense to have been reached for young men in its south? western extremity, in the little town of Lexington, situated in the county of Rockbridge. From Liberty Hall grew Washington College, later Washington and Lee University; out of the western arsenal at Lex? ington was founded in 1839 the Vir? ginia Military Institute. The town of Lexington, the Ath? ens of America, holds within its confines two institutions of the high? er learning for young men. Within its borders also are au excellent graded school and a high school which is numbered in the first rank of ciich schools, having a course of four years. Here are found from year to year nearly a thousand young men, who come from all sections of tbe country, and not an unimportant number from foreign parts, to par? take of the benefits and advantages here offered. These advantages are many: A salubrious climate, com? bining as it does the bracing atmos? phere of winter without its exces? sive rigor, with the pleasant warmth of fall and spring without the ac? companying lassitude that comes from extreme heat: a healthful cli? mate, too, some thousand feet above sea level, with a fair average of rainf.ll and sunshine, and with newly-installed water works by the opening of another session, which will furnish an abundance of pure freestone water; a beautiful and in? spiring scenery all around in every o'direction; a refined and cultivated i people to live among; memories and traditions of such kind as are hardly to be found elsewhere in the land sacred, uplifting and precious U every Southern heart?for here lit buried Lee and Jackson, the on< president of Washington and Let University, the other a professoi " for ten years at the Virginia Milt y tary Institute; such advantages as id' these appealing to both the bod) r. j and soul of young mon, are impor j taut factors tn their contributing in le luences upon the main purposes o -*_! their coming which is intended tn bi i% a development along mental, mora Jt> and physical lines by the process o education, whose bigest function it in the last analysis to fit human be ings properly to grapple with ant successfully to solve the problem: of life. Every young man who enters V. M. I. is exactly on the same plane every adventitious circumstance o birth or fortune is stripped away tell-dependence, singly and entire ly. All cadets have the same du tit t) perform, keep the same hours the same meals, have rooms the du plicate of one another?absolute equality, regularity. The graduates and cleves of th. Virgininia Military Institute bav been the best testimonials of tb. worth of tueir alma mater. il Subscribe for the Gazette, #l.t>0 A UNIQUE OBSERVANCE Summer School at Charlottesville Celebrated July 4th The Fourth of July celebration at the University of Virginia Summer School proved the big event of the session, and compared favorably with tho elaborate pageants of the past two years. Tbe pageant plan as carried out proved one of the most striking ever executed by a State organization. It was compre? hensive and thoroughly representa? tive of all educational interests of the State and the history of the growth of Virginia education. The epitome of tbe general plan is best had in the inscription that appears over Cabell Hall: "Ye shall know the truth, ard the truth shall make vou free," the idea being that through education liberty has been secured. The day opened officially with a promenade of States, which included the twenty-five State groups repre? sented in the Summer School. More than 1,200 persons took part?stu dents and teachers of the school. ; The District of Columbia was also ; represented, besides some fifty counties of Virginia. Each group presented some spectacle sugges? tive of its own State, and retained its identity throughout the day. The procession, headed by a por tion of the Stonewall Brigade Rand i of Staunton, moved at ll o'clock, j The line of route was along east | lawn and up the middle of the cam? pus to the rotunda, and thence along we?t lawn to Cabell Hall. The line of march was as follows: New Jer isey, Pennsylvania. Massachusetts, New York. Maryland, South Caro lina, (ieorgia. North Carolina. Dis i trict of Columbia. Kentucky, Tennes? see, I?tuisiana, Mississippi, Ala? bama, Arkansas. Florida. Texan. West Virginia, Virginia, and dele? gations from the following State in? stitutions: University of Virginia, Farmvllle Normal School, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, William and Mary College. Ric!,mond Woman's College, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Hollins Institute, Black? stone Female Institute, Washington and Lee and various public schools. "Machine" No Longer Dictator ia Virginia Affairs While Democrats in former cara paign years predicted wildly that Bryan?three times?and Parker? once?would win, they never be? lieved it at heart. But now they ; do. They are convinced. But, like the Republicans, uia | chine leaders wvo fought Wilson at every stage, and only jumped into the band wagon when they were i impressed with the tremendous de u.and for his nomination, realized ? without admitting it?under the new administration the machine I would not be dictator in Virginia affairs. 1?mg regarded as a part of the organization. Richard Evelyn Byrd practically broke away from it when he took charge of Wilson's campaign in this State. Just befor* the Baltimore convention he an? nounced tbat he had retired from active politics. Senator Martin, in an interview in Baltimore, asserted that he was for anybody but Wil son. Swanson was for Underwood or Clark, while Flood was Under 'wood's champion. Mr. Byrd and Harry St. George Tucker gambled i on Wilson's chances, and they are 'about the happiest men in Virginia | today. Mr. Byrd's greeting when ho re .turned to Richmond sat,-, li ed bin that the people were behind Wilson, j Naturally, the public has assumed I that in the event of Wilson's elee I tion Mr. Byrd will be the consult ! ing power in Virginia. Then, il ! Mr. Tucker should be elected Gov ernor, it is argued that be, too, ' would have strong in tinonee _t the I White House.?Times-Dispatch. - j Flynn Lost to Johnson * In the prize fight July 4th at Las ' Vegas, N. M., between Champion ''jack Johnson and Jim Flynn, the * Pueblo fireman had the "black man' i going through all the nine rounds, 9 | but lost on a foul, the referee award 8 mg the fight to Johnson on a foul 9 due to Flynn's butting Johnson in i the breakaways. A big crowd saw the fight and 1 much money changed hands. 3RYAN WON IN BATTLE AGAINST MONEY KINGS rhe Commoner Agnored Rebuffs and Insults of Wall Street Barked at by petty politicians and raduced by party leaders, Bryan las conquered in his battle for the ?leople. Single handed and alone the Neb? raskan arose in the Democratic Sational Convention at Ballimore. Single handed and alone he defied Wall Street and defeated Tammany. Pitted against him were the money kings of New York. Belmont and Ryarj. with their henchmen, were joined by William Randolph .Hearst, with his press syndicate. The names of Murphy, Taggart and Sullivan were a t. is? man at the doors of the convention ball and nightly the building wu-* packed with rowdies to participate in counter Wilson demonstrations. The ruling of tbe chair repressed at all times demonstrations in the gal? leries, and the police were more than once instructed to clear the sec? tions. But uot all the gold of Wall Street, nor all the gall of Tammany sufficed to stifle the voice of Araer h'.an Democracy, or to longer pro? stitute the will of the people. The unanimous nomination of Woodrow Wilson was tbe result of the conflict, but the true issue was far more important than the mere naming of a candidate. The issue represented the revolt of a people against longer submission to polit? ical and plutocratic tryanny. Backed by the people, Bryan led the successful revolt, but without Bryan as a leader the movement would not have succeeded. Accus? ed of ulterior designs and charged with selfish ambition.the Nebraskan '. was bayed by a yelping political pack which barked but dared not 1 bite. Like a Colossus he towered amid the pigmies and defied Sullivan, of Tammany, with his "ninety wax figures." Insulted in public convention hy the entire Missouri delegatiou. Bryan was denied the right of the floor by the chair w hen rising to a j question of personal privilege. On every side the odds were against . him. At times his cause seemed : bopless. But his arms were up , borne by public opinion and his j determination was sustained with 1 a righteous justice. At times he i presented almost a pathetic figure. i For many days and nights he sat with haggard face amid tbe dele , gates from Nebraska. He became : at one time a figure of popular j ridicule against whom were hurled ; the jests and gibes of paid palt roons. But his earnestness was in I vulnerable and his honesty proof ever against mockery. Tbe history of the Virginia dele ' gation to the national convention is . interesting, uot alone by reason of its attitude of hostility to Bryan, bilton account of the presence of j Thomas Fortune Ryan among its I members. For more than a wei k Virginia battled together with Wa i Street and Tammany against Wood? row Wilson. Up until the recording of the forty-second ballot Monday night the Virginia delegation stood unshaken ia it is alliance with Ryan and his faction. Credit is due to the Virginians, however, on the two lust roll-calls. They caucused on the morning of the nomination. They had learned that after the forty-second ballot New York. West Virginia and Ill? inois had determined to desert to the standard of the probable win? ner, lt was at this eleventh hour that Senator Thomas S. Martin re? ceived a revelation, and bad visions of a band wagon. He became at once aware that Wilson was the logical leader and that the moment for an announcement of this strong conviction was become not only psychological, but imperative. In the caucus of the Virginia delegates i Tuesday morning the senior sena ator confided his convictions. This was sufficient. Senator Martin's address in the Virgiuiadelegation|caucus tbe morn? ing of the nomination was said to be in the interest of partv harmony. On tbe next ballot tbe delegation voted as a unit for the people's candidate.?Richmond News-Leader.