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VOL. 108, NO. 32 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 7, 1912 $1.60 PER YEA* UND CONVEYANCES AND BUILDING SALES Real Estate aod Property Transfers Recorded The following deeds of barge in and sal 3 were entered of record in the Clerk's Office of Rockbridjre county for two weeks ending; Aug;. 5. 1912: Mrs. M. E. Davidson to Jas. S. Hall, etc., 40 acres on Big Calf Pas? ture Uiver, Walker's Creek district. 1300. Mrs. Etta Gab bert Gook i tri to W. H. Bond, etc., one seventh interest io hotel in Glasgow, 9350. T. T. Tucker to J. T. Gulan, 22* acres and 24i acres respectively, adj. V. F. Davis, Walker's Creek district, $1,000. W. W. Byrd, special commr., to Isaac Burkholder, 32,100 acres in Rockbridge, Bedford and Botetourt counties, granted to John Beale by patent, etc., $2,567. B. G. Baldwin, trustee, to trustees Natural Bridge School District,two lots, in Glasgow. VV. <;. Mathews, trustee, to trus? tees Natural Bridge School District, two lots in Glasgow. 13. G. Maid wid. agent, to trustees Natural Bridge District, four lots in (ilasgow. Bi D. Newman, receiver, to J. D Burger, Ho 71-190 acres five miles west of Lexington, adj. T. A. Crist, Buffalo district. S. C. Myers, etc , to S. M. Huff man and T. B. Huffman, 43acres anc and 97 poles, adj. T. J. Huffman east of Brownsburg,Walker's Creek district, $1,744. EL P. Barger and John P. Hous ton to J. H. Austin, two lots it West End Glasgow, $50, H. L. Robertson to James S Burk, 40 acres on Little Calf Pas ture River, Walker's Creek district $150. Henry Lee and wife to Thoma L-tog;, 32,000 acres in Rockbridge Botetourt and Bedford counties Natural Bridge district. $5,000 Deed, 1802. William Craft to Isaac* liurkhold er, interest in two tracts of 32,10 acres in Redbridge, Botetourt an Bedford counties, Natural Bridg district. Deed, 1842. John W. Johnson, special commr to Francis T. Anderson, two traci of 640 acres and 30 acres, respei tively, in Rockbridge, Botetoui and Bedford counties. Naturi Bridge district, $670. Deed, 1874 Mrs. Lucy Scott Wost to Mit Maria P. Du vail, house and lot c Washington stieet and Letcher av noe. Lexington, adj. Dr. L. \ Smith, $8,000. Miss Goad Will Be Given Medal Ttt*e gold medal which is to I presented to Miss Jezebel Goad, h roine of the Carroll Courthou tragedy of March 14, is being ma and will be ready by September Details of tbe presentation have \ to be arranged. The medal is to bear on one si the seal of Virginia and on the oth an inscription written by Mrs. W Hodges Mann, wife of theGovernt The entire design is intended bear witness to the qualities of 1 roisu* displayed by Miss Goad at time of danger. When the Allens of Carroll cot ty recalled Judge (Thornton L. M sie because his court had consign one of them to prison, and attempt to wipe out tbe officers of the cou Miss Goad was in the office of 1 father, Dexter Goad, the clerk the county. Instead of fainting leaving the scene when the fir began, Miss Goad sought to en the courtroom to go to her fath To gain entrance she was obligee pull from the doorway a man \ barred the way. Then she read her father, and seeing that he i not badly burt, she helped wounded and dying. Standing v her father she witnessed the pi duel between Dexter Goad Floyd and Siana Allen in front the courthouse. Some of the clergymen of som tha Northern cities are declinin unite in marriage young people cannot furnish a certificate of $ health. Ts this the commence-* of an issue that is to result in formulation ot law on ue eubjec GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION 30 ia? ns ed :od rt, ler of Ol mg ter er. Ito <*ho bad rV?S the nth stol and . of ?J of g to who rood lent tha I? In Behalf of Clovers and Grasses for 1 The Fannel* To tbe Farmers of the Common? wealth of Virginia: Whereas, It is now generally rec. cognised tbat tbe clovers aod grass? es are at tbe foundation of our agri? cultural prosperity, and ought to be produced as a matter ot conveni? ence and profit to the farmer aod to stop the large outflow of money an? nually spent for bay in Virginia, and tor the economical and perman? ent improvement of our soil; Therefore, I, William Hodges Mann, Governor of Virginia, do hereby call upon all the farmers in this State to set aside the first two weeks in August for the considera? tion of this most important matter, and for securing information in re? ference to the best time and method for the preparation of tbe ground and the sowing of alfalfa and all the cultivated grasses; and I do now and hereby set apart Wednesday, the 14th of August. 1912, as a day for the farmers ot tbe State to as? st mble in their respective court? houses for the purpose of inter changing views, and tn organize clubs to carry out the purposes ol this Proclamation. As this is the first agricultural Proclamation ever issued in Virgin ia, and is dependent for its success upon the co operation of tbe farm ers, I most earnestly request every one interested as ownerorotherwist in the agricultural and tinanoial de? velopment of the State to do every thing possible to create enthusiasm bring tbe farmers together, and bi results make this Proclamation i success. Given under my baud under tb< Lesser Seal of tbe Commonwealth at Hictimond, thia twenty-sixth da; of July, in the year of our Lord on thousand mot, hundred and twelvn and in tba one hundred and thirty seventh year of the Commonwealth Uy the Governor: Wm. Hokum Mann. B. O. James. Sec'y ot the Commonwealth. Emancipation Proclamation Prograi As we go to press this week program celebrating the fiftieth ai niveraary of the issuance ot tb Emancipation Proclamation, fa Abraham Lincoln, on the '._nd da of September, 1862. conditioned 1 take effect one hundred days thor after, namely, on the Cr st day January, 1868, has been shown u The program is a very elabora affair, and since Congress has mac a very liberal appropriation for tl proper celebration of this event, i doubt the program will, be literal fulfilled when the time arrives. Commissioners have been ap poi i ed for twenty-three different state and among them, ten southern stat are represented; and among t delegates appointed to the educ tional features of this affair, Govi nor Woodrow Wilson's nameappen first, and Governor William Hodg Mann's further downie thesame 1 and a little later appears the name Miss Virginia t?.ndolphof Richmoi Va. Another list of twenty-four the most prominent men in 1 United States is headed by the na of Hon. Wm. J. Bryan of Nebrasl What Makes a Nation I believe there is no permana greatuess to a nation except it based upon morality. I do i care foi military greatness or mi ary renown. I care to- the cor tion of tbe people among who I li Crowns, coronets, mitres, railiti display, the pomp of war, w colonies and a huge empire are my view, all trifles, light as air, i not worth considering, unleas ti them you can bave a fair share comfort, contentment and h appin among the great body of peo Palaces, baronial castles, great hf stately mansions do not make a tion. Tbe nation in every com dwells in the cottage; and un your constitution can shina tb unless tbe beauty of yourlegiaia and excellence of your atateao ship are impressed there on feelings and condition of the pec rely upon it, you have yet to li the duties of government.?J Bright. APPLE BARREL BILL PASSED JBYJONGRESS Standard Grades for Apples and Standard Size Barrels LAW EFFECTIVE NEXT JULY Will Greatly Benefit Apple Growers Of Virginia Virginia apple growers and ship? pers are rejoicing over tbe passage last week of the Sulzer bill, fixing standard barrels and grades for ap pies?legislation for which they have been fighting for years, and which they believe will do much to advance tba interests of everybody engaged in the culture and band ling of apples. The bill needs now only the signs lure ot the President to become a law (and this, it is understood, if assured), and it will become effec live Julv 1, 1913, giving growers and shippers an opportunity to dis? card irregular packages and con? form to the provisions of the new statute requiring standard barrels. This bill has been before Congresi several years, and has been agitate, for and against. It is one that in terests every fruit grower in thi United States. True, it will no take effect until July 1, 1913, bu this will give all growers tbat maj have barrels on band and all manu facturers a obance to unload tbei short measure stuff. Commissioi men throughout this country hay had much trouble for years, owini to differ nt size barrels, until buyer frequently write and ask the deal ers what size barrels his apples ar packed in, and when the Presiden signs this bill that puts an end t a j short measures, and puts grower i. ion the same footing, so far aa tb . ' size of packages are concerned. I this bill the size of apples i* to b designated, what- size apple cot situtes the diameter of one's, two and fancy. There will be no mot grading bythe growers, and by tb different packers. European mai kets have complained very muc in the last few years about tl different size barrels used in Vi ,e ginia, and these different sizes ha' made endless amount of trouble f operators. The crop of apples this seasi over the United States is unusual large. Virginia has a big crop, ai growers who have not bought the barrels would do well to use stan ard size barrels this year, and ne season they will have that mu lead on the short measure man. ent he nut ait idi ve. .ry ide i in and -ith of tess pie. ills, na itry less ere, tion [ian? the ?pie, sam Ioho The Three Emblems The elephant is an imposing loo ing beast, but it never did inhal many countries and its species out. It was an object of fear in t jungles and it is still a curiosity the circus, but it retreats befc civilization. Bull Moose is ev less desirable as a party embie It is a showy creature?quite str ing in appearance but it is ot suited to the higher latitudes presence chills you. Neither the Elephant nor Bull Mcose makes a good party e blem. Give us the Donkey? patient, hard-working Donkey, is everywhere, and always toil for the common people. He lifts his voice occasionally in ho ful supplication for a bel day and he kicks sometimes wi he is mistreated, but what ani could better symbolize utility ; universality? His life is a life service and he is omnipresi The Democratic party ls to be c gratulated on having escaped elephant and bull moose?hail to Democratic Donkey?The Comn er. _ Under the reign of the late M do Japan underwent almost mi rn lous changes. From the very i he displayed intuitive genius fashioning the political affairs ol people and forging out the des of his empire. He became ruler bey of fifteen, and on that occa gave his aolemn promise to g some form of representative gov ment. He fulfilled that promis the moet liberal manner and gaye to his country ita new b MR. TAFT FORMALLY ACCEPTSJOMINATION Denounces Progressive Ideas As Tending to Socialism PRESIDENT SOUMDS KEYNOTE Simplicity and Informality Marl Notification Ceremonies President Taft was formally noti fled Thursday of bis nomination b; the National Republican conventio ?t Chicago Surrounded by his family am friends in the historic East room c the White House, the President rt ceived from Senator Elihu Hool chairman of the committee of notif cation, his first official informatio of tbe convention's action, "Your title to tbe nomination i as clear as the title of any cand date since political conventions b' gan," said Senator Elihu Koot ;< the conclusion of his address. "I accept the nomination whic you tender," replied President Taf beginning his speech ot acceptance "I accept it as an expression of coi fideoce tbat in a second administr tion I will serve the public well." The supreme issue tbat confron the voters, the President declarei was that of the maintenance of tl nation's institutions and the prese ration of the constitution, threa ened he said, on the one hand h the Democratic party and on tl otaer by those Republicans who hs left the party to try their forton in a new one. Next in importance Mr. Taft pla ed the tariff. In the proposals ot tl Democrats for the reductions in t! present schedules, he said, lay da ger of business depression and ba times. The Republican princip of revisions only where scientific vestigation shows it necssary mai ed the straight road to continu prosperity and commercial peace In discussing the tariff, the Pr ident said that it was untrue tl to its door could be traced the bi cost of living and pointed out tl conditions of living were alike ot the world. A political prom could not remedy such a conditii be said. As an issue only less import than the tariff the President plai the regulation of trusts. He s tbe Sherman law bad been enfor< with success but added that spec acts of unfair trade should be nounced as misdemeanors that s acts might be avoided or when c mitted punished by summary i cedure. Interstate business in prises, he said, should be offere federal incorporation law. ? ka icu Srst in his liny asa sion rant ern? ie in thus irtb. May Be Battle Flag Under WI Jackson Was Wounded A dispatch from Trenton, N. a few days ago says: Wilbur F. Sadler, adjutant ge al of the New Jersey Natii Guard, surprised former Lieut.-( ernor Ellyson of Virginia, w the latter was visiting Govei Wilson at tbe capitol todav by si ing him a flag which Mr. Sa believed to be that under w Stonewall Jackson received mortal wound. Mr. Ellyson was so impre that be is going back to Virgin try to identify the tUg. If he ceeds both he and Geo. Sadler try to have it restored to the S of Virginia at a formal ceremon; be attended if possible by Gc nor Wilson and a regiment ol New Jersey National Guard. The flag is a division corps and was captured at Chancel v.lle, Va., by a New Jersey ment tbe day alter Jackson shot. It has remained ia the 1 ing of New Jersey ever since. Ellyson expects to see Capt. J Smith, of tiichinonci, Va., who with Jackson wben he was and will attempt through hi identify the flag. The flag is of fine silk, made j Ellyson thinks, by women of V ia, with diagonal bars of blue eiaiDg it. Six stars are on eac Anyway, the man wuo build tlaa io tha air ia bis own land.. POVERTY HAS ADVANTAGES Reward Will Be Proportionate to Individual Effort Poverty is capital?a creative force, a whip, a spur, an incentive. Ambitiondies on a diet of trciffleand goose liver. Determination grows sluggish on a full belly. Hard schools teach great lessons. Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers. An unearned dollar is a fool-maker. Those who do not understand how to make money can't retain it. You are not handi? capped?it's the idler, the pampered, overfed, careless, protected boy who must fear the future. Dou't mind these few Spartan years. They are blessings. Tho appetite for achievement stales on sweets?hunger lends zest to dog? gedness. You must work?you have no choice. You must earn or you can't eat. There's no helping hand behind you?you've got to seize the opportunity before you. Responsibility is ridiug on youi shoulders, but duty broadens char acter. Pack your chest with cour age and begin to win. What you've missed in training you can m;ike u*.> in steadiness and readicess. Bdu cation at its best merely points out the most competent method, and il you keap your eyes open and put your heart in your tasks, common sense will -how you as n.i.oh a a text book. You are igno? rant of theories, but theory, after all, isn't nearly so imported as practice. You stand today where F.dison and Wanamaker and Marahall Held and Carnegie and Lincoln stood at your age?on your feet, with empty (sockets, a sound constitution and license to make a dare anywhere. The path to prosperity and fame runs thiough your soul. You can't achieve more than yo. believe. Your reward will tie pro k in-l pomona te to your effort. >\ hatevvi you can graxp with clean hands li your property, but youll be knock ed about, blocked and fought b; every man who wants what yoi seek. If you have one yellow streal you haven't a show. The years that face you are full c promise. Tomorrow is alway mightier than yesterday. The new-comer profits by th trials and struggles of the past, ar, , more knots have been united, mor jed .. problems have been solved in thi aid . . , single generation than tn any pr< vious century. Legislation is tearing whip atte whip from the hand of Privilege hours are shorter?sanitation is be ter?and facilities of every sort a at the disposal of all who wish improve their minds and bodies. Hut we offer no charity?on cowards and shirkers whine f concessions. We want the greate ability at the tsp, so we are man less to quitters. It's the one v in which we can truly test e ciency. When you are discouraged, we on your own shoulder?pluck ashamed to display its tears. Hold hard to hope?fling ye faith in the teeth of ridicule, dis: ter and enmity. Dream far?we build close to t ?tars in this century. Think w unleashed imagination. Wuatever mind can plan, will 0 produce. ?Herbert Kaufman. ed Ma lat gk iat rei ise* 1MB, ?.tte de uch om > ro? te r d a lich nor? ina! 3ov hile ?nor iow dler hich his ssee* ia to sne? win Itate y to ver The Proposed Lincoln-Lee-Gra Memorial The construction of a Lincoln T Grant Memorial in Washington .'T |an expense of fl.250,000 has bi proposed in a bill introduced in House by Represetrati ve Pou, North Carolina, lt would propriate $250,000 for tiieerectioi a statue of General Robert E> flag lors regi was keepJ directly opposite the statue nos Mr. tei ing erected to t.u memory of p I President Grant, i was I An *PProPriatioD of t-1,000,000 shot i proposed for the erection of an a over Pennsylvania avenue, conn ing tbe base of ci rant statue. Mr ! mTCa would be known as the Lim ' ? Peace Memorial arch and every S ._ efl the Union would be invited h har i furnisb material to be used in I construction. The Grant staten a eas- directly west of the capitol in ord. 1 botanical garden. THE PRAYER OF SOUTH CAROLINA FOR SUCCOR Begs Deliverance from Corruption in High Places The Fountain Inn Tribune of South Carolina published the follow? ing prayer in a recent issue: "Almighty God, maker of he aven and earth, ruler of natons and guide to governments, hear our prayer for South Carolina. "We feel that we have come to a parting of the ways; that we most either cleanse our hearts and take that rugged, unbroken path which leads to no'ner and better things, ur else accept the coward's part and 1 drift down the broad and easy high? way that leads to the mire of intel? lectual stagnation and moral cegen ! eracy. "We have been content to drift. I The times have cried for men ai d i for moral courage, and we hav.. laughed and said: 'It is none of our business. Oor government has been wrested out of our hands by the unscrupulous and the ambinn is. "The goddess of law has been u.rn I from her pedestal and lies buddied at its feet, biding her face from the world. Men have no respect for her I or for justice. Justice has b.-en j cheated by money and political fa? voritism. "Our noble State, that once leJ a nation, our State tbat once fad the ; intellect of a National House a'..l a National Senate?our State has be i come a byword and a hissing. "Father, wo are shamed before tbe peoples of the world, and the glory that was once ours has de? parted from us. Have mercy ou thy people. "We do not pray for the sneer's-, or failure of any man, for we know ? that Thou dost not consider men. We pray for cleanness in the hearts i of Thy people. We pray that they may ..wake to the vast responsibil - ity that rests upon thom, il.ai they < may become honorable in honoring - the laws of their ?tate. ;? "Give them wisdom. Father, that ! they may judge aright. Help them i tu choose for Governor of Sooth Car? olina the man who in Thy sight is if best titted for the task. s "Give tothe pen,. <? moral strength I that they may nut be led or driven e ; like flocks of shaep, that they may d not accept as ti ial .md absolute the e opinions of any other man, but may ia use that intellect v. inch Thou ga vest i them. "Teach them. Thou God of Wis* ?r dora, that no man is as great! as a State, that no individual is bigger it-1 than a principle. Help them to un re ! derstand that the contest cow under to way is not a contest between men, but a choice h^t reen moral prograaa ly and moral degeneracy. or j "Father, impress upon their st hearts the terrible need of better Si things, of simple honesty, of broad ay er education, of finer moral stand Hi ards. Grant to u>? all the patience to %vait, the patience and tha cour? tage to work without ceasing for the redemption of South Caro,ina and the uplifting of her people. "Remember, Thou, our weakness aod deal with us gently. Teach us wisdom. Teach us tbe ways of he righteousness. Have mercy on Thy ith people. Lord. Amen." Bp an Gov. Wilson Coming to Virginia The famous old apple tree near Appomattox Court li mse. under mt which I-.ee surrendered to Grunt (long since earned away piece bv piece by souvenir hunters) is to be replaced by a tree planted bv Gov? ernor Woodrow Wilson. Colonel George A. Al?wa, United States army, owner of the Appomat? tox farm, has returned to Washing ap-1 . ton from a visit to Governor Wilson at Sea Girt, with tho nrtvvs that the Democratic presidential nominee has accepted an invitation to visit the historical place to plant the new tree within the next few wejks. It is expected that the trip to Vir I ginia.will be made by a party includ? ing a number of senators and re presentati ves, and that a visit will be paid to Monticello, Jefferson's" home. tte at ?en the of n of Lee be ex > is ireh ect The ?ola ?tate I to its A groat deal depends on environ s is mont and mental suggestion. Some the! people can't see a pilcher without 'getting thirsty.