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Lexington gazette. (Lexington, Va.) 1871-1962, July 31, 1912, Image 1

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ftbe Xextngton <Sa3ette
Declares That Dress a Menace to
Feminine Modesty
American Medicine, devoted to
the interests of the medical profes?
sion, rips tue far famed hobble skirt
to shreds in its current issue. De?
daring that the hobble has no ar?
tistic charm, tbe editor proceeds to
consider the skirt from a moral,
physical, medical, fashionable and
physiological standpoint, and as?
sures womankind that from none of
these lights is it to be considered
as fit.
It might hiern that,, the hobble
skirt was frivolously outside tbe
perview of a learned publication,
but no:
"The subject falls well within the
scope of a scientific medical journal
since tbere can be no question but
that human apparel?of the female
particularly ?reflects to a marked
degree the manners and morals of
people as well as periods. Clothing
and dress have al ways exerted a po?
tent influence on the problems of
every-day life."
American Medicine goes on to say
that we havel long passed the stage
where we wore clothing simply for
attainment of physical comfort.
"Alas, the features of female dress
which have served legitimate pur?
pose as long as tii-y have not trans?
gressed the bounds of decency and
modesty, have for some time been
tending to an accentuation and ex?
aggeration of certain details tbat are
disgusting to every decent instinct.
The serious side vof the subject
is presented, howevever, in this
thoughtful consideration of the
whole tendency of modern fashion:
"Sui ely it cannot be that our
girls and young women are losing
their moral sense or lowering their
standards of virtue?" says the
the writer of tbe article, and he an?
swers the question. "No, it is not
this?yet. At present the disgust?
ing and depraved methods and
style of dress that are so deserving
of criticism are attributable solely
to a desire that so many ycung
girls and women have of being up
to-date, to be just a little more dar?
ing or 'risque' then their associates.
Thoughtlessly they adopt extremes
and give no consideration to the
spectacles 01 freaks they become.
"The gret>t evils of present-day
styles of feminine dress are, there?
fore, the wrong impression they
give of gcod pure girls, the invita?
tion they let innocent women offer
to insult and attack, and finally
their indisputable tendency to low
t r or destroy ideals of womanly
modesty and self respect?which,
after all, are just about the best
armor tbat virtue and chastity ever
had, or ever will have."
Miss Helen Gould Enters Defense
of Bachelor Maids
When the Elev. Klmer V. Huffner,
just resigned as pastor of the First
Christian Church of Grand Junc?
tion, Col., delivered a sermon re?
cently advocating the exile of old
maids to a barren' island as waste
humanity, he anticipated local re?
sentment, possibly, but hardly ex?
pected to (ind himsef at issue with
Miss Helen Gould, of New York,
Miss Gould's letter follows:
"Glancing over a Denver paper, 1
notice an item concerning your ser
mon on 'Love, Courtship and Mar?
riage,' one part of which I especial
ly notice, saying that old bachelors
and bachelor maids should be isolat
ed on an island, so they could no
hinder the progressof civilization. I
doootkcow why you made this state
ment, but I feel that,it is a great in
justice to the bachelor maids of oui
country. There are, 1 admit, manv
man-haters in the world, but a gras
manv bachelor maids are not li vin j
alone because they so choose, bu
because they have been unabl*
to find a suite ole companion.
"I must admit that I am speak
ing from the standpoint of tbe bache
lor maid. I feel tbat such person
as myself are not hindering thi
progress of civilization, but advanc
ing it. If I had found a sultabl
helpmate 1 might have spent rn;
money in a different way and for i
reason which might not have don
as much gOO^ ?* ?* has."
Agricultural Bulletin Treats of
Growing Alfalfa
Hon. G. VV. Koiner, the Commis?
sioner of Agriculture, is sending out
a large issue of the Agriculture
Bulletin. In addition to tbe usual
analysis of fertilizers, which they
are reporting, tbe Bulletin discusses
the important subject of Growing
Al fal fa, which sets forth tbe fact that
4 OOO acres in Virginia are in culti?
vation this year, which will yield
practically 16,000 tons of alfalfa hay.
There are a few farms in every sec?
tion of the State that are beginning
to grow this valuable plant. It is
no longer an experiment. Experi?
ment stations have shown tout an
acre of good alfalfa contains fertil?
izer ingredients that would cost on
the market, in tbe shape of fertilizer,
at least $65.00.
This Bulletin also gives a nnmber
of experiments which have been
made by the National Government
feeding alfalfa in comparison
with other hay feeds, which shows
also, that when corn is fed with al?
falfa in the right proportions, a sav?
ing of about 50 per cent, is realized;
that is, tbe ration which includes
alfalfa couts only 13 cents daily, and
the other ration, which includes
oats and other feeds is 18 cents and
20 cents per day.
A valuable articlo on twig blight
in the orchard is contained in this
Bulletin also, and since the blight
has been so widespread in the State
this year, it furnishes some valua?
ble suggestion on how to control
this serious trouble to the fruit
Carroll Man Hunt Cost the State
About $11,000
Chief William LI. Baldwin of the
Baldwin Felts Detective Agency,
Roanoke, has stated that as so much
that is untrue bad been published
concerning the cost to the State for
the services of his agency in bunt?
ing down and capturiug tbe Allens
in Carroll county, and for the efforts
made in an endeavor to capture
Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards,
still at large, that he would like to
say that tbe whole amount due his
agency for services rendered, in?
cluding tbe captures, the hunt, the
guarding of prisoners and their
transportation on railroads and
across country to and from Wythe
vile, would not exceed $11,000.
Over 60,000 circulars were sem
out advertising the outlaws, anc
considering everything, the ebie
of the detective agency declare:
tbat they have made less money oi
this case than on any ever befor*
bandied by them.
Mr. Baldwin bas been in confer
ence with Governor Mann in regarc
to the bill and there is not tin
slightest difference of opinion o
friction betwen them.
He says the hunt for Sidna Aller
and Wesley Edwards has not beei
relinquished, nor will it be unles
they are captured soon.
Mt. Carmel Church
Christian Observer: Mt. Carme
Church, Lexington Presbytery, wa
organised the 15th of July, seventy
five years ago, with tbirty-seve
members, one of whom was the lat
Hon. Cyrus Hall McCormick c
Chicago. The first minister i
charge was Rev. James Paine, wh
served the church twenty years
giving it one-third of his time a
first, and later, one-half. Durin
this time, the session received 14
members. Rev. William Pinkertci
as stated supply,took charge of thi
chuich and Fairfield in 1858. I
1866, he became the first pastor i
Mt. Cat mel giving it all his timi
and continued until his death i
March, 1875. Under bis ministr
202 members were added. Ti
present pastorate of Rev. A. 1
Hamilton began the first of Noveu
ber, 187o. Sinoe tbat date, SOU. mea
bers have been received.
The "Old Dutch Treat." gotte
u-> by tbe Ladias's Home Missie
ociety of tbe Methodist churoh i
Harrisonburg,'which was held i
the banquet hall of the Mason
building Thursday and Fridt
nights, was a decided success
every particular, the proceed
amounting to about $400 for the tv
Nebraskan to Harass Bull Moose
In Campaign
Little Attention Will Be Paid to
President Taft
The leading question as to what
is to become ot William Jennings
Bryan in the Democratic National
Campaign has been seemingly ans?
wered when close political advisers
ot Governor Wilson let it be known
that Bryan's assignment for the
campaign will be to worry and ha?
rass tbe "Bull Moose" candidate
and to follow him with a goading
bevy of question marks into every
debatable State.
The assignment of Bryan to take
care of Colonel Roosevelt is regard?
ed as a happy one in which the Ne?
braskan will take great joy. It is
known that Bryan bas always re?
garded Roosevelt as a trespasser
upon Democratic preserves, and tbe
Wilson forces expect him to make a
brave showing as a defender of his
party's right to carry out in office
the things for which Bryan stood
long before Colonel Roosevelt de?
cided that, he too, would take them
In order to prepare Mr. Bryan
for his excursions alone: tbe "Bull
Moose" trail. Governor Wilson will
hold a conference with him at Sea
Girt shortly after the speech of ac?
ceptance is delivered on August 7.
Mr. Bryan has bean invited to aSea
Girt and to be prepared to remain
for two or three days. So far no
political visitor has been asked to
stay over night at the "Little Whitaj
! House." and Bryan's visit ia this
respect will be unique.
Bryan will urge, according to the
present plan of campaign sketched
out for him, tbat Colonel Roosevelt
tell just why George W. Perkins is
contributing so largely to his cam?
paign; just wby the Colonel did so
little with tbe tariff in his seven
years in office; just bow the Tennes?
see Coal and Iron deal came about,
and how it came that the .Steel Trust
maintained so persistently its status
as a "good trust."
He will urge that every item in
tbe "Bull Moose" party's progran?
has long been Democratic doctrine
with the exception of the womat
suffrage idea and the judicial recall
Governor Wilson's part in tht
program making it Mr. Bryan':
chief duty to care for the "Bul
Moose" party calls for bis comin*
into direct clashes with Roosevel
as little as possible. Governo
Wilson wishes to make only a iev
set speeches during tbe campaigi
and to rest his case upon his view
of public questions, rather than oi
Oddly enough, the Democrat!
leaders are counting upon the ser
vices of La Follette to be of grea
importance to them. They do nc
expect r.a Follette to declare an ope
allegiance to the Wilson cause. Th
word brought by National Commit
leeman Davis from Wisconsin i
that La Follette prefers to stay reg
ular in tiie Republican party an
tight out the issues from within.
But in some informal manner i
has been understood that La Follett
will camp close upon tbe "Bu
Moose" trail and will take the fiel
as often as Colonel Roosevelt take
the field. He will not fight Roost
velt as a Wilson adherent, but as
Republican Progressive, who ha
no faith in tbe Roosevelt brand (
progressiveism. La Follette, a
most as much as Bryan, is bein
relied on to carty tbe fight to tb
"Bull Moose'' and teach him, i
Senator Gore expressed it, "ho
mucQ better a weapon the soiinita
is than the bludgeon."
A man in Illinois asked to ba sei
to the penitentiary in the hope i
curing himself of the drug babi
and he was given three years. Ai
other mao in Illinois asked to r
main in tba United States Senat* fi
three years more and kia reque
was denied, all of which goes
show how queer some people are.
to mm CHAIR
Jury Brought in Verdict After
Hour and Half
Friel Allen's Trial to Begin on
August 14th
Claude Swanson Allen, one of the
Carroll county outlaws who oe
March 14th shot up the court at
Hillsville. was Saturday found guil?
ty of murder in the first degree for
the killing of Commonwealth's At?
torney William M. Foster. At a
former trial he was found guilty of
murder in tbe second degree for the
killing of Judge Thornton L. Mas?
sie, and his first trial resulted in a
hung jury. He is the second of the
Allen clan tn be found guilty of first
degree murder, the other being his
father. Floyd Allen.
While the jury was considering
its verdict, Victor and Friel Allen
and Sidna Edwards were brought
from the jail in order that a motion
might be made for achangeof venire.
On uotion of the Common weal tn a
venire of 75 from Bedford couiitv
was ordered summoned for the next
Tbe Commonwealth also moved
that the three remaining cases be
consolidated, but this the defense
would not agree to unless the Com?
monwealth would elect the indict
meut on which they would try the
case and dismiss the other indict?
ments. This tlie Commonwealth re?
fused to do, and it was then decided
that tbe case of Friel Allen would
be next taken up. He will be tried
on tbe indictment charging the
murder of Wu*. M. Foster, which is
the one on which his uncle and
cousin have been found guilty of
first degree murder. The trial will
begin August 14th at Wytheville,
where tbe other trials were held.
The jury, after retiring to their
room at 2:30, were out an.hour and a
half. When they slowly filed back
into the courtroom and took their
seats the foreman announced that
they had agreed upon a verdict of
murder in first degree as charged
in the indictment. The defense
moved to have the jury polled, which
was done.
When tbe verdict was announced
the prisoner's fiance, who sat by
his side, broke down and sobbed
aloud. Tbe prisoner also wept, it
being the first time during the long,
trying days that he showed tbe least
emotion. And he was not alone
tears flowed freely down the cheeks
of all the members of his family
several of the jurors and of man j
ladies among the spectators.
Three more members of the Aller
clan are in jail awaiting trial
and opinion is that they will mee
the same fate as have the two whi
have been tried. Tao more, Sidui
Allen and Wesley Edwards,are stil
at large, but from the evidence ii
the ease just ended it will not taki
the Commonwealth a great while t<
prove a clear case ofimurder agains
them when they are caught.
Sentence has not been passed up
on either Floyd or Claude Allen, ai
they will be used in the other trial
as witnesses for the defense.
Sensational Suit Is Compromised
Announcement has been made C
the compromise of tbe suit of Dr. 1
T. Fauntleroy against Lou G. Bow
man, which gave promise of berni
one of the most sensational suit
ever heard in Staunton.
By the compromise it is said tha
Bowman paid Dr. Fauntleroy th
sum of $4,500, and also paid ail cour
costs. Dr. Fauntleroy had sue
Mr. Bowman, who is one of Staut
ton's best known and most wealth
young business men, for $25,00(
charging that Bow.nan had aliec
ated Mrs. Fautleroy's affection*
Mrs. Fauntleroy is at Reno. Nevadi
suing for a divorce; Dr. Fauntlero
is, and has been for the last tc
yerrs, a hopeless cripple and a pi
tient at tba King's Daughters' Ho:
pital in Staunton.
A man is so Mirari be always tel
J more tbaa he knows, and a girl
10 j so much smarter she never tails a
sh*) knows.
William Jennings Bryan Master of
The Situation
The following report commenting
on the Democratic Convention in
Baltimore appeared in a recent is?
sue of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
If any person pretending to the
possession of knowledge gives it
out oraculary that in the late fracas
at Baltimore, Md., William Jennings
Bryan was run over by a steam
roller, and his tail feathers pulled out
or lost bis hold on tbe party, bet
him one million dollars in peonies
that he is full brother to the monkey
of the jungles. It is t.uie, possibly,
that William lost the consideration
and respect or certain politicians
whose little game he blocked hum
beautifully, but it is not true that he
lost anything else. And do not let
any one, however high his brow
may be, get away with the story
that the bosses ran the convention.
That is one nf Hon. Theodore B
volt's hallucinations.
His winning was s-imple enough
in its methods. He appealed lo Ibe
great mass of the DtMDOoratifl voters
outside the convention, whiie tut;
leaders of the opposition wereoper
ating the thousand delegates with
in the hall. Reduced to ordinary
arthmetic, he offset this thousand
with the six millions and a ball
voters. His tactics were bound to
win in tue end if he could ga
suflicient time. Enmeshed in their
own foolish al*vices. they gave him
auore time than he needed. T \ay
seemed to forget there was avich a
thing as the magnetic telegraph or
the daily newspaper in existent--.
The limit of their lield of operation
was the city of Baltimore. His ex*
tended from ocean to ocean and from
Canada to Mexico.
To begin with, ho knew every
card they held in their banda arben
the game began, and thev weren't
aware of what ho was holding. They
thought he was a candidate fair
president?and he let them think
so! To smoke him out they put ti i>
Judge Alton II. Parker for chair
man and chuckled. The Nebraskan
sought out a private room and did
a Highland fling in exceedi: g great
joy. He had them. Reappearing ? Hil
! a face that resembled that of an un
I der taker at a $500 funeral, he ap?
peared to be very much concerned
for the safety of the republic.
Each boss,bossletand bossikin was
j watching the other so that there
shouldn't be any advantage gained
in hopping across the line. So all
at once, on the forty-sixth ballot.Mr.
Bryan, calmly fanning himself with
an evening newspaper, watched
with twinkling eyes the who'.d herd
bolting through the gap in the fence
he had opened. All the power of
the bosses, all their tricks and all
their money had resulted in naught
One man with gumption and sand
had whipped the entire gang. And
that man laughed at them.
Washington and Lee Law Graduates
A dispatch sent out from Rich?
mond a few days ago says?
For some reason which remains
a mystery to President Boatwrigh
and the law faculty of Richmond
College, every graduate from thi
law school ot that institution wit',
the exception of one, failed to maka
the State Board examination held a
Roanoke last month. Only one o
the thirteen who received degrea*
was granted license to practice.
While the percentage of failurei
among the graduates of tho othei
State institutions was by no mean!
so high, it was large enough to at
s ! tract comment. Washington ant
Lee, which for years boasted tha
1 every one of its graduates make thi
e State Board, was disappointed ii
1! seven degree men who failed to muki
^ j the required average. Of a class o
' thirty-six from the University o
>' Virginia, twelve failed at Roanoke
'? I Of the total number of 112 from al
the colleges, fifty two. or scarceh
half of those who took the examina
tion were granted license.
The pa- a rs report that in Mon
treal, Canuada, recentlv ;*i funeral
were held in one day, the inajorif
of the ile.u ii; caused hy the ho
weather. Eighty of the dead wer
children. A horse fell dead in th
funeral procession owing to iii
Roanoke Making Preparations for
State Association
Roanoke Times has the following
to say about the meeting of Virginia
fire fighters:
Just about one month remains be?
fore the Virginia State Firemen's
Association will come to Roanoke to
holds its annual convention. The
association will be in session Au?
gust 28th and 29tb.
The local committees are working
hard making arrangements for the
entertainment of the firemen,and in?
dications are tbat the attendance
be unusually large.
lt has been decided that the offi?
cial headquartes of the officers of
the Virginia association, wh.ln in
Roanoke, will beat the Shenandoah
The committee of intertainmet,t
and decoration, headed by J. T. Ea?
gleby, has decided to have erected
a triumphal arch. The locatioo has
been selected and will be announced
iater. The structure will spau i ie
street at the intersection of t *o
'' thoroughfares and will be lighted
with electric bulbs at night.beanng
1 the inscription, "Welcome."'
The badges to be used at the <? in?
vention have boen ordered. 1 -ie
officers badges ure to be unusually
at tract; vt*. Those aro for the ofl
and delegates to tiie con von ti ia.
Special badges have been ordered
for members ul tins local commit:
Five hundred souvenir badges
have been ordered for the use of
those who participate intheparadt.
Handsome lithographs lsx-4 io.,
done in black and white showing a
picture of Mill Mountain and the
Incline and ths sky line of Roanoke,
have been sent out,
Oo thia lithograph appears tba*
list of prizes which have been offer.
?d. The total amount of these is
Independent of i he big day parade
Thursday that m^ .i the Roanoke
tire department will give a night
parade, of which fireworks, red
lights and music will Oe oig parts.
Wednesday and Thursday night a
street carnival will be held for the
benefit of the young people attend?
ing the convention.
What Is a Pr. gressive ?
Following is W. lian Jennings
Bryan's definition of a "Progrts
A Progressive is one who is mov?
ing forward. Recognizing the im?
perfection that pertains to the han?
diwork of man a Progressive is
seeking to make improvement in
present conditions wherever im?
provement is possible. As the
: trend is more and more toward pop
I ular government, the Progressive
I is, of course, going in that direc?
tion. He has faith in both the right
i of the people to self-government and
1 in their capacity for self-go ve rn
j mont. He believes that a govern?
ment is secure and strong in pro?
portion as it draws its authority
' from the people and is responsive to
the will of the people.
Tbe Progressive favors justico in
government and believe this can
only be secuied through the appli?
cation in all departments of the
goverament of the Jeffersonian doc?
trine of equal rights to all. It fol?
lows that to be a Progressive, one
must be in a position to do his own
thinking. No one cnn be expected
to go forward if bo must ask per?
mission of the beneficiaries of privi?
lege and favorite ism. A Progres?
sive, in other words, is a free man
whose sympathies are with the peo?
ple and who has the intelligence to
sae what needs to bo dune and the
courage to do it.
Taft and Wilson to Meet
The first campaign meeting of
tl?vernor Wilson of New Jersey,
1 and Provident avail is tu take place
i at Atlantic City at the Amarioan
"Hoad Congress between September
30th and Octo er 6th. The respec?
tive candidates of the Democratic
? | and Republican parties have both
y .consented to address the Ameri
t: can Road Cong raaf, ami whilai ihe
o addresses of the two men will be non
e | political there is great interest in
e the manner in which, they will greet
leach other.

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