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Jibe Xciln.ton Odette
WEDNESDAY. JULY 24. 1912 The Coming and Going of People You Know Mr. William R. Shields left this week for Denver Colo., on a visit. Mr. John II Hg. city letter carrier, is spending his vacation in New York. Mrs. T. S. Barwell is visiting her sister, Mrs. Preston Buck st Mt. Solon. Mr. C. EL Davidson, Jr., has gone to Carden City, Kansas, where he expects to locate. Mr. and Mri. J. Mc. Meeks are off on a vacation at Wilson's Sulphur Springs this week. Miss Alice Turpin bas returned home after a four months' visit to friends at Greenville, Va. Mr. Fred T. Deaver left Saturday for Livingston, Va., where he will attend a house party. Mr. and Mrs. C. E.~ Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Boley are visit? ing in Washington, D. C. Miss Mary E. Dunn of San Fran? cisco, Cal., is the guest of Miss Sue Tolley at East Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Wise are visiting this week near Boston. Mass., and at Atlantic City. Mrs. C. E. Fox of Newport News is visiting ber parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hildebrand. Mr. Harry K. Welsh and Robert S. Funkhouser left today to visit the McCown All Healing Springs. Mr. M. J. Weaver of Hot Springs reached Lexington a few days ago to visit his son, Mr. Leslie L. Wea? ver. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Didawick will leave tomorrow on a visit of ten days with relatives at Edenburg, Va. Mrs. Wallace C. Varner, accom? panied by Miss M. Rate Varner, re? turned to her nome at Ivor, " Va., Monday. Mr. C. H. Glasgow, postal clerk between lexington and Harrison? burg, .was- visitor in Washington the past week. Mrs. Lulyn Mauldea of Atoka, Oklahoma, ls visiting ber sister, Mrs. D. N. Yaroro at New Mon? mouth manse. Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Lindsay have returned to their home in Washington after a visit to relatives in Lexington. Mrs. B. H. Short and daughter. Miss Ruth Short, of Baltimore are the guests of MrS. Percy c. Garing on Jackson avenue. ' Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Deaver left Monday evening to spend two weeks at their summer home near the Sulphur Springs. Mr. J.' Herbert Charlton of New. port News spent several days tbe past week in Lexington v.-stting his sister. Miss Lou Charlton. Mrs. E. R. Booker of Farmville, accompanied ber two children, is visiting ber mother, Mrs. Emma A. Whitmore on Kerr's Creek. Mr. and Mrs. J. li. Authur bave returned to their home at Clifton Forge after visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Straub at East Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas LtiC&S a_d son of Rapbine, spent several days last week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Tolley at East Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Frank T. Glasgow, Messrs. Howard W. Barclay and Mason C. Deaver left Monday for a sojourn at Sweet Chalybeate Springs. Miss Mamie B. Wills, who has held a position as trained nurse in Roanoke for several years, left Lex? ington Sunday on a visit to friends in Denver, Colo. Mr. Fred G. Quisenberry returned Monday from a visit to Dayton, Va., where Mrs. Quisenberry bas been visiting her father, Mr. E. H. Low man, for several weeks. Messrs. H. Krauss, C. E. Ebling, J. C. Jobenning and L. P. Wray, members of the V. M. Band, joined the First Virginia Regiment today In Staunton to accompany tbe sol? diers to Mount Gretna, Pa., where tbs troops will spend ten days in maneuver camp. Col. Robert CatUett, who under? went an*?j?er_tK>n a few days ago in the Johnston-Willis Hospital,, Rlchiiio-'J^V'ira*^ A latter'_ict4ted by him was re oslvsd this morning by bis daugh? ter, Miss Ui-*aiA?tttlip'tr fchicta he says ns la gettifrga-ioeg well. Government Buys Rockbridge Land For Forest Reservation The United States Government has bought a considerable tract of Rockbridge land lying south of James River and known as Natural Bridge Area, for tbe purpose of forest conservation. The property embraces about 25,000 acres, and a part ot, tb? tract is- tb* did Olen wood estate belonging to'the heirs of the late Judge Francis T. Anderson. Hon. William A. Anderson, execu? tor of his father's estate, bas mada the sale through the United States Department of Agricultural, Hon. James Wilson. Secretary. The price agreed upon is #6.80 per acre The tract embraces mountain lands lying in Rockbridge, Bedford and Botetourt counties, and extends along James Biver a distance of about twelve miles from several miles east of Balcony Falls toa point about two miles west of Gil? more's Milla in Botetourt county, and extending eight or ten miles across the mountains southward into Bedford county. ** The agreement has been put on record in the clerk's office in Lex? ington, and the opening paragraphs of this paper are as follows: "United States Department of Ag? riculture, Office of the Secretary. Agreement for the purchase of lands in the Natural Bridge Area, Virgin? ia. This agreement, made and en tered into this 29th day of June, H'12, by and between William A. Anderson of Lexington, Rockbridge county, Virginia, as executor of the last will and testament of Francis T. Anderson, deceased, hereinafter known as the vendor, and the Unit? ed States of America, by the Secre tary of Agriculture, duly authorized thereto by act of Congress of March 1. 1911. The vendor agrees to sell to the United States all the tracts or parcels of land, tenements and here? ditaments, together with all the rights, easement and appurtenances thereunto belonging, lying in thu counties of Rockbridge,Bedford and BotetoQrt. State of Virginia, known as the Glenwood estate and contain ing 24,900 acres, more or less, ex? clusive of tbe exceptions and reser? vist ions hereinafter mentioned. The property surround.-, a nJiin ber of small tracts of land and some farms, that are owned by residents of the community* who are unwilling to part with their homes. There are thirty-live of these. Mr. Anderson obligates himself to furnish within sixty days of the execution of this instrument to the United States an abstract and other necessary evidences of title, etc. The agreement is signed by Wil? liam A. Anderson, executor of Francis T. Anderson, and witness? ed by A. W. Lee and John W. Wrig? ley, and on behalf 'of tha United States by James Wilson, Secretary of Agriculture.and witnessed by li. W. Williams. The survey was made under the direction of Mr. li. E. Witt of Lex? ington. Tbe United States has secured this vast area among the mountains of Virginia for the purpose of con? serving the forests so as to protect the water sheds and water supply. The culling out of timber and clear ing woodland reduces the flow of streams, and to avoid this the gov? ernment has come to the aid of mountainous communities. Another important factor io 4?terminitig tbe returns from forests is the desiriK tion by fire of valuable areas of tim? ber. The United States will reduce this to a minimum, possibly by the employment of wardens or other om cers tocare for the preserves. The passing of this estate into the hands of the United Stales brings to a close the private ownership of pri porty tbat once belonged to Light Horse Harry Lee, and has been for years in the Anderson fam? ily. The last charcoal furnace in this part of the oountry was oper? ated on this estate from 1848 to 1616. _' Ninety-Pound Rails Coming Today's Harrisonburg Times: Ninety-pound rails tor tbe Valley Railroad is the latest announcement of Baltimore and Ohio officials and what's more, the first consignment is on its way. Supt. J. E. Spurrier of the Shenandoah division, and his chief clerk, J. Luther Mapbis, ar? rived last night with this informa? tion. Mr. J. MoD. Adair has receatly made-a shipment of handsome -rugs Mid to parties- living in Philadel? phia and New Jersey. t???% s ?Qall at arabanna and ?*t a straw hat at italf price for cash. Board of Supervisors Held Meet ing Monday The Board of Supervisors Di Rock? bridge held a meeting at tbe Court bouse Monday and fixed salaries or county officers, as follows: Commonwealth's Attorney, $550. an increase of $50: County Clerk, MOO ..Sheriff. (650; Superinteode^t. of the County. Farm, $aoo. An al lowrance of 950' was made to tbe County Clerk for his services as clerk of the Board of Supervisors, tuidfeo.for stationery. The auditing committee, com? posed of Supervisors Kinnear and Patterson and M r.Frank Moore,made report on examination of Treasure! Moore's accounts for the year end? ing June 30, 1912. Tbe County Fund showed receipt amounting to $36,486.16, with dis? bursement of $27,899.62, leaving' a balance on hand of $8,586.54. Railroad Fund: Receipts, $17,364. 38; disbursements. $8,917.45; bal? ance on band. $8,449.93. Dog Tax Fund: Receipts. $1,929. 04; disbursements, $1,062.40; bal? ance on hand, $866.64. Permanent Improvement Fund.of Public Roads: Receipts, $6,633.80; disbursements, $6.8.r?04; over drawn. $258.24. Treasurer Moore submitted bis reports of the four settlement?, as above, and the same were ordered filed. Some of the Justices of the Peace of Rockbridge appeared and bad their books examined and verified, while some of these officers were absent. The petition of Robert I. Mont? gomery and others for change of public road on west side of Sugar Creek through the lands of Mrs George Bare, and change on east side of creek through the lands of C. M. Painter, was acted on and the following viewers were appoint? ed to meet at Painter's Mill Wednes day, July 31st, at 10 a. m.: J. H. Tardy, C. B. Leech, J. D. Clark. G. C. Cummings, J., A. Wilkerson. Tbe public road through thu L?nd.? of (.. S. Slough, Natural Bridge dis? trict, petitioned for by M. L. Don? ald and others, was ordered estab? lished in accordance with the repot t ofthe viewers. Some tiheep claims were consider? ed,but postponed till the next meet? ing of the Board Tuesday, August 6th, wben all sheep alarms will be passed on. There were present at the meet? ing Supervisors Kinnear (chairman) Whitmore, McNutt, Saville.'Hoting er and Patterson. Teachers for Lexington Schools Following are the teachers for tbe Lexington schools appointed by the School Board, composed ot Messrs. Frank T. Glasgow, Robert R Witt and Dr. Harry D. Campbell: High School: Mr. Harrington Waddel], principal; Misses Jessie Young, Emma Gold Hutcheson and Miss Bessie Catlett, and Miss Lil? ian Byrd, instructor in tbe normal department. Miss Byrd is from Mai tinsville. a graduate of tbe State Normal at Farmville and bas had several years' experience. Grammar School: Misses Henrietta C. Dunlap, Bertie Miley Beard, Minnie Kate Varner, Jessie Grose close and Mary Stuart Preston. Presbyterian Church Notes The pulpit of the Lexington Pres? byterian church was occupied last Su3d?*y by Rev. Dr. Neal Anderson of WinVton-S-!em._N. C , who is summering at Castle-HiH Hotel.. Rev. Dr. Emmett W. McCorkle ol Rockbridge Baths will preach next Sunday,the 28th. Rev. William H. Woods of Haiti more will occupy the pulpit the first two Sundays in August, the 4th and 11th. Rev. Dr. Alfred T. Graham, the pastor, is spending bis vacation with relatives in Winchester. He will later visit New York. Methodist District Conference The Roanoke District Conference. M. E. Church, South, was held at Blacksburg last week and consider? able business was transacted. The following were elected dele? gates to the next annual conference to be held in Staunton next spring. Messrs. W. H. Agnor, Lexington; H. H. Dickey, Christineisburg; Henry Pritchard, Blacksburg; ki. H. Farrier, Newport. Dr. Switzer Absent in August ? .Dr. Brf W. Switzer will be absent from his offley during the month of Augnst, and wiii return Sept?-ibor 1st. Straw hus at half puce it Gra? ham's, while they last. Mr. Wallace C. 0. Varner Buried In Lexington The funeral of Mr. Wallace C. O. Vainer, who died at his home at Ivor, Va.. Tuesday night, Juiy 16th, was he id in the lexington Presby? terian church last Thursday after? noon at six o'clock. Dr. Alfred T. Graham conducting the services,as sisted bv Dr. Charles Manly. The interment was made in the family square in the Lexington cemetery. Fun end services were held at Ivor Wednesday afternoon. 'conducted by Rev, R. H. Peel. The The pallbearers were six high school boys, who were, students under Mr. Varner in the Ivor High School. Accompanying the remains from Ivor to lexington were Mrs. Var ner and Miss Minnie Kate Varner, his sister, who was surnmond to her brother's bedside several weeks be? fore his death, and Messrs. Frank D. Taylor, Thomas A. Saunders and Elijah Johnson of Ivor, the last named being a member of the Ivor School Hoard. Mr. John A. Varner of Welch, W. Va.,reached Lexington .Thursday evening after the funeral. Mr. Varner's work at Ivor for the educational advancement of the community was appreciated by the citizens of tbat place, and their con? fidence in bis judgment was shown by the erection of a $10,000 high school building, under his super? vision. Agricultural Meeting at Highland Belle Yesterday A meeting in the interest of agri? culture was held yesterday at Highland Belle school house on Kerrs Creek, and several interesting ad dresses were made. A fairly good irrowd was in attendance, and an ex? cellent dinner was served by the ladies of tbe community. County Superintendent of Schoo's G. W. Kftinger presided, and the speakers were introduced by Mr Paul M. Penick of f-exintgor. Those making addresses wero Messrs J. W. Hill of Washington, D. C., who spoke on the develop? ment of the agricutural life of boys and girls. Hon. Henry Si. George Tuoker of Lexington discussed why boys1 clubs should be encouraged. Mr. W. C: Shacklefo:*d, State Coin Demonstrator, spoke of the value of grasses as a crop, and Mr. G. W. Williams of Iijphine discussed the relation between banking and farm injj. Mr. J. A. Panter of liiphine gave some reminiscences of Kerr's Creek. Kerr's Creek District Teachers The Schcol Trustees of Kerr*'s Creek District, composed of Messrs J. H. Harper, J. L. Teaford and H A. Wilson, have appointed the fol? lowing teachers for next session and they have accepted: Riverside: Miss Bettie Morrison, principal; Miss Mary Wm. Jones, Miss Lillian Carter. Miss Ruth Folwkes. Highland Belle: Miss Sallie B. Dickinson, principal: Miss Mabel Sbe'wey, Miss Sadie Garrett, Miss Katie-Bear, Miss Anne Bolden. Alone: Miss Hattie W. King, principal; Miss Ruth Lindsay. Monmouth: Miss Bessie Moore, principal; Miss Maggie Fix. Union: Miss Florence Myers. Cedar Hill: Miss Kate Wilts. Waterloo: Miss Cora Tolley. Fredericksburg: Miss Hertha Ramsey. Wah ut Flat: Miss Celestia Mc ?stonewall and Denmark No *p -> fitments. Death of Mrs, [ames A. Templeton Mrs. James A. Templeton, aged 80, died July 17th, ia the Augusta Sanitorum, Staunton. She was a daughter of the late Col. James M Lilly of Greenville, Augustacounty. Mr. Templeton died ab.ut eighteen months ago. One son survives. Mr. James L. Templeton, who married Miss Margaret L. Gibbs of Lexing? ton. Cash cut-price sale of ladies' and men's lon- shoes and slippers, at Graham's the shoe man. Ladies' and children's low-cut shoes reduced for cash at Graham's. Lexington Produce Market LwxlOi-'ton. Va., July-'4 IVIS Flour -Extra..!^. ?**><*-?>*;> 18 Wheat?Old. 1 07i WlieaJ?New. 1.00 Cora.'.. *? Hinter. 16r| ?ass. if Hens ...- ... ..-....'_._*...."' y Utrd. . ..-.'. .'-.-..'.;. ? 10 Hhq.8, ?assaaa to site.* -I6*a>*-x? Meal. 80 Chlokaa*.. hi ?_?_-_?...*. r i m?iii i ??_---__*-___-___s*__?--**>aaBMB*s__a Can You Afford to Miss Adair*s July Clearance Sale? STORE CROWED DAILY SALE ENDS JULY 31ST 1.60 2 -J.-, ...Tr, ?1.00 and $1.29 Men's Colored Shirts. * .79 fl .00 Lace Curtains. ? ?. .7"> $2".(J0 T?ce Cbrt.-una. $3.00 Lace Curtaius. ?.5.00 Lace Curtaius. These are lots wheie we have only enough for two or three windows. ? 10.00 All-Wool Art Scjuar-'s . ?-0.C0 Axminster Squares. if. 00 ? 1.00'Linoleum Remnants . -7-"> ?5c Matting Reinnanta.1*2.1 Wo have a larine line of Carpa?l coming for Fall ami want to close oat all odds and ends in Rugs, Ac. ?M..".!) Red Cross High Shoes and Slippers-. 3.80 $4.00 Red Cross High Shoes and Slipper, . 3 00 $.,."><. Red ("ross High -hoes and Slipper*. . ?-.CO Rod (ross High Shoes and Slippers. 2.00 The sizes in stock are rerj much broke? up. Want to clean up for ocr Fall Stock now being made $20.00 and 88 00 Ladies' Tailored Butts now 10.00 and 1 J 50 ?IC 00 I..-lilies" Tailored .suits now 7.">o and. lO.Cn If there are any Ladies in town or county who want a Tailored Bait now i> ? tine chance. Many of these are just as good as anything we will have in September. The styles are f^oo.l and the materials well adapted for Fall wear. Some pretty blacks, navies .iud cream Serges among them. $2.00 Paney Parasols. . 1 80 11.60 Fancy Parasols. Loo fl.(JO Fancy Parasols.S" ?.'-")<? French Ginghams?rim- jciade. ? ? ? .1!' i.">c White iiood-, edges slightly soiled . .Hi 10c Chambrays! solid colors. 6 to LO yd. lengths.??? . - .07 25c Blazer < loths, in stripes, '?> to 4 yd. lengths.. 60? Silk Rremnants, good for waists . 8.. We hsve st least 0 ?* thousand yards of Ham? burg Edge and Insertions, slightly soiled from blindi iiig, worth 10 t'? 15 c, for .V. We also have about ten trunks, slight!;. dusted and shop worn, just as go.).l as new, to be sold at greatly reduced pri While our chief aim is to close out all strict? ly summ.-r stock ami i < ninauts of every kind, WC we will make a special juice on any*?ling we have, when it is a cash sale, but come before Jul v Ml wt. h McD. 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