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VOL. 108, NO. M LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1912 $L00 PFR YEA*
AND BUILDING SALES
Real Estate and Property Transfers
The fol low ina: deeds of bargain
and sals were entered of record in
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge
county for two weeks ending Aug.
Hugh A. White, spec'l comrar., to
S, R Leakey, the J.K. Turner tract
of 141 esc res and 126 polee, near
Fancy Hill, $3,325.
G. D. Letcher, 6pec'l cotumr., to
W. B. Shuter. 151 acres adj. J. II.
Shafer, on road between Yalura!
Bridge and Natural Liridge Station,
J. S. Hall, Wm. T. Davis, J. Ea
McDonald, Solomon Wenger, J. G.
Lee?'h, J. W. Lyle, T. L. Willa, C.
W. Willfong, H. C. Leech, T. L.
Campbell, A. D. Bell and J.S. Davis
to W. J. Payne, options on large
tracts of land on Big Calf Pasture
and Little Calf Pasture liivers, near
S. A. Cam) bell to Ida W. Paul, 10
acres ou Timber Ridge road, adj. W.
P. Weeks. South Uiver District, $50.
Lillie Lee Poet! to G. W. Hum?
phries, 6 acres and 112 poles on
North River, near Rockbridge
O. E. KinK to J. H. Mitchell, 5.67
acres on Kerr's Creek, adj. P. M.
Ja*, ll. Brown to H. W. Wilson,
H4 acres and 54 st-, pules, Buffalo
William B. Banks to John Doug?
lass, five tracts of land e>n waters of
Back Run, in Arnold's Valley,
H. W. Wilson to J. H. Brown. 36}
acres adj. W. B. F. Leech's heirs.
on Buffalo Creek, $350.
M. S. Flint to W. H.Campbell, lot
fronting on Bridge street. West
Buena Vista Land Co.'s land. Nat?
ural Bridge district, $100.
J. L. Kirkpatrick to J. M. Cop?
per, 1 acre near Alone Mills, adj
G. D. Letcher, spec'l commr., to
Mrs. Lucy Scott West, house and
lot corner Main and White streets,
John C. Boude, commr., to Jas.
Ls Suddarth, house and loton east
side of Main street, Lexington,
known as the Matheney property,
J. B. Harris to Henry T. Kirk?
patrick, 75.13 acres on North River,
near Alone Mills, adj. Mrs. H. T.
Appoint merits to Annapolis Academy
Representative H. D. Flood an?
nounces that two appointments of
midshpimen to the United States
Naval \eademy at Annapolis are to
be made from the Tenth Congres
sional District, which will be made
by competative examination, to be
held in the Tenth District Agricul?
tural High School at Appomatox,
Va., September 6th, conducted by
Prof. L. Crawley, principal of the
Applicants desiring to take the
examination must ti ie with Prof.
Crawley their applications, giving
full name, date of birth, etc. No
applicant will be examined who will
be under sixteen years of age or
over twenty years of age on the
third Tuesday iu April, 1913, or
who is not a bona fade resident of
the Tenth District. The subjects
of examination will be punctuation,
spelling, grammar, geography, U.
S, history, world's history, algebra,
geometry and arithmetic.
Summers to Make Race
Following the announcement of
Representative C. B. Slemp that he
will not seek to be renominated in
the convention to be held in Bristol,
August 28th, I* P. Summers, of
Abington, former collector of inter?
nal revenue, is prominently men?
tioned for the nomination. He is
the close personal and political
friend of Mr. SU-mp. Mr. Summers
says: "I am not seekingthe nomin
tion, I realize tiie responsibility it
entails but if the party shall deem it
advisable to plae*e the standard in
my hands, I will do my best to
carry it on to victory."
The Natural Undue Hotels have
had getod oro*/da Ibis season, be?
sides i.'.iim-i'.i..--. la1 ge excursion
OUR ABUNDANT HARVEST|
August Crop Report Decisive Sum?
mary of Year's Yield
The August crop report, which
has just been issued, as usually con?
sidered a decisive summary of the
year's yield. By this time nearly
all harvests are practically assured
ed, and it is pleasant to know that
those of 1912 are the most abundant
evor produced in the United States.
Earlier in the year the indications
were for a short crop, but since
then the weather has been so favor?
able that the Government bas been
forced to raise its estimate every
month. This is especially true of
wheat. Three months ago it was
thought that we shculd be lucky if
the total amounted to 600,00<*.000
bushels, but the present estimate is
680,000,000, while private commer?
cial authorities of high standing
reckon it as much as 750,000,0000 or
800,000,000 bushels. The spring
wheat crop in the three great North
western States, Minnesota, North
Dakota and South Dakota, is far be
yond all previous records, and de
spite the immense bewming of the
Canadian Northwest, they will pro?
duce more than all Canada. Kansas
leads the winter-wheat States willi
nearly 90,000,000 bushels.
The estimate for corn is 2,811.000
bushels, the second largest yield of
that grain, which is the record.
Hay also breaks the record, and
barley, rye and buckwheat are at
Cotton will fall abcut 2,000.000
bales short of the mammoth yield of
last year, but it will be inferior to
th;.I only. The total for all crops
lea is any other year. ? New York
An Amazing Increase in Liquor and
The people of tho Knited States
produced more whiskey and rum
and smokeu more cigarettes during
the llscal year of 1H12 than ever be?
fore in the history of the country,
according to the preliminary an?
neal report of Royal K Cabell, com?
missioner of Internal Revenue, sub?
mitted toSecretary MacVeagh. The
consumption of whiskey was exceed?
ed only by the year 1907, but beer
drinking fell off by a substanial
The unprecedented smoking of
11,221.624,048 cigarettes, exceeding
tLe record.of 1911 by nearly 2,000
000.OOO, amazed treasury officials,
who were unable to account tor en?
Stored in warehouses the country
over are 2,600,786,070 gallons of
whiskey and rum, tiie greatest on
In Kentucky aloae are stored 158,
000.000 gallons, which exct eds the
amount of whiskey and rum in the
whole United States eleven years
The record productions of these
intoxicants for 1912 was 188,000,000
gallons, or 13,000,000 gallons greater
than 1911. The consumption of
whiskey and rum for 1912 was 133,
377,458 gallons, the nearest ap
proach to the record of 134,031,000
gallons in 1907.
The consumption of beer for 1912
was only 62.108,733 barrels, a de?
crease of over 1,108,000 barrels, as
compared with lilli.
Minister Raps Late Fashions
Reiv. Fenwick W. Fraser of the
Presbyterian church of Massilion,
Ohio, in a statetrent dec'ared that
"only one with the shrinking sen?
sitiveness of a rhinoceros could be
expected to perambulate about the
city in broad daylight clad in the
abbreviated diaphanous garments we
have been made familiar with since
the recent insane edicts of the rul?
ing modists have gone into effect."
Ia conclusion he says:
"There never was a time when it
was so difficult to distinguish the
good womau from any other kind by
taking note of what they wear. High?
ly respected women are actually be?
ing accosted by strange men, who,
misled by the immodest attire, tako
them for other than they really are.
Christian women must desist from
wearing in public costumes which
provoke men into infractions of tbe
One way to lose a friend is to en?
gage in a political argument.
CAMPAIGN FUND OF
Mr. Wilson Would Eschew Sordid
Things of Campaign
CONTRIBUTIONS NOW NEEDED
Millions of Democrats Should Make
Governor Wilson would rather es?
chew the sordid things of tbe politi?
cal campaign as far as he can, and
the discussion of the campaign fund
has already annoyed him.
Kconomy to the extreme and the
smallest campaign fund in tbe his?
tory of the party, if possible, repre?
sents the wishes of Governor Wil?
son in the coming race lor Presi?
Discussing reports that the Dem?
ocratic party wanted to raise two
uiili ion dollars to carry on the cam?
paign. Governor Wilson made it
plain that he thought it too much.
"It vexes me very much," said he,
"that it has been stated that $2,000,
000 has been fixed as the figure. I
haven't the slightest notion of how
much is necessary, but I remem?
ber Mr. Bryan telling me the sum
used in his campaign; I have for?
gotten the exact figures, but it cer?
tainly was under $1.000.(jut).
"My desire is to contine expendi?
tures to a reasonable degreed econ?
omy and absolutely legitimate ob
jects. It is a matter of judgment as
to how much should be spent, but I
desire to keep expenditures down
11 the lowestlpossible figures. I re?
gret it costs as much as it does to
run a campaign."
There should be no difficulty in
raising two million of dollars in the
Dem ???ta party to elect Woodro'
Wilson, and he should bo spared all,,
the annoyance pertaining io the col
iMtioa of funds for the campaign, so
that his mind may be free to devote
himself toother subjects.
Democrats who admire and are ,
anxious for the election of Governor
Wilson can aid him best by sending
in their contributions promptly tc
State Chairman J. Taylor Ellyson, .
who will forward them to the Na?
tional Dt mocratic Treasurer.
This is a big country, and it takes
a large amount to pay tbe legitimate
expense of a Presidential campaign
but there are millions of Democrats,
and if all give a little the amount
will _ot be worth worrying over.
Seed in your dollars.?Richmond
Beautiful Sentiment by Democratic
No more beautiful thing has ever
been written, printed or spoken
in the English language than the
tribute of Governor Thomas R. .Mar?
shall, of Indiana, and Democratic
Canndidate for Vice-Presidant, to
the memory of his mother. It is as
"I think back through tho years,
the lean and the fat, the good and
bad ones, to my earlist recollection:
I see a woman with an eye that
flashes swift as an archangel's wing
and a mouth that breaks with
laughter and hardens at sight of
wrong, singing InilablM; a woman,
who, with hand grasping the l'n
seen Had walks the briar horded
paths of life unashamed, unafraid,
unharnirfd. Sh-? is clad in garment:
of beauty for men, and age does
not soil them, nor years make them
cheap and tawdry. Her tongue is
without guile, having never been
the messenger of a lie. lt is seven?
teen years since her soul went home
to God and her fingers became for
me the fingers of aa angel, but I
h ve not forgotten all she said.
She told me there was a Santa
Claus, and I believed her. He
brings me no longer drums and fifes.
But Ke still brings to me the vision
of my mother and the music of that
angelic chorus which sang at crea
tloa'a dawn and at the hour of man's
The Keio Free School of Tokio|
takes young Japanese at six months
of age and after a sixteen-year
course it graduate* him as a bach?
elor of law, of arts, or of political or
I economic science.
"LIGHT HORSE" LEE
RESIDED IN COUNTY
Dwned a Part of Glenwood Estate
Now Forest Reserve
OPERATED OLD IRON FURNACE
Sale to U. S. Government Brings
The names of many distinguished
Revolutionary heroes are assex-iated
with Uejckbridge. George Washing?
ton endowed Liberty Hall Acdaemy,
now Washington and Jjee Univer?
sity; Ttni-uias Jefferson owned the
Natural Bridge property; and the
residence for a time of "Light
Hosre" Harry Lite al Hart's Bot
tom, now Buena Vista, and his in?
terest in a part of the old edenwood
estate on James River, recently ac?
quired by 'heUDited States Govern?
ment as a forest reserve, are all
links connecting the good old coun?
ty of Rockbridge with the men who
shaped the destinies of the youthful
The name of General Henry Lee,
batter known as "Light Horse"
Harry Lee, father of General Robert
K. Lae. figures in land deals in Rock?
bridge and adjoining counties re?
cently consunimated-large estates
sold to the United States Govern?
ment by former Attorney-Gene r;il
William it. Anderson, executor
jf thi' estate of the late Juage Fran
;*is T. Anderson, for the purpose of
forest reservation. The lands lie in
the counties of Rockbridge, Bedford
and Botetourt. The Hon. Hugh A.
While has been engaged for some
Mme in examining the titles to this
property recorded in the clerk's of?
fices of the three counties named, as
well as in the' archives at the State
capitol at Richmond.
The records in the Rockbridge
clerk's office show property trans?
fers from General Lee. One in
particular, the Glenwood estate, is
from Henry Lee and Ann. his wife.
to Thomas Lang. This deed is
slated May 12, 1S03, and consequently
is 109 years old. The signa?
ture of General Lee is full and bold
and is simply "Henry Lee."
An examination of the deed from
General Lae recites that he is a citi
'.en of Westmoreland county, Va.
i he conveyance is made to Thomas
Lang, described as a citizen of Bos?
ton, Suffolk county. Mass. Though
the caption recites that the deed is
made by Henry Lee and Ann, his
wife, only tiie natue of Henry Lee is
signed to the paper; that of Mrs.
Lee does not appear.
General Lee'* signature is wit?
nessed by W. I'. Te ibs. Robert
Steele, David Steele and Samuel G.
Adams. All of these, David Steele
excepted, as shown by a certificate
atti.ched to tba deed, witnessed to
the signature later before the county
clerk of Botetourt, by whom the pa?
per was ordered to be recorded Feb.
14, 1805. "Teste, Bowyer, D. C. B.
C.," is appended to the certificate,
evidently standing for Deputy
County Clerk Bowyer of Botetourt
Tilts deed convey'- to Thomas Larg
32,000 acres, with certain reserve
lions, lying on the south side of
James River, in the counties of
Rockbridge, Botetourt aodj Bed ford
The title recited in the deed is bas?
ed upon a plat issued to John Beale,
bearing date Sept Iii. 1797.
Fart of this land conveyeel is now
included in the Glenwood estate.
Truthful Things We Never Here
"The birthday remembrance you
sent me was not what 1 wanted at
all. I have a half dosea of them
already and am not very strong for
that sort of thing. Doubtless you
meant well, but yu i ^should have
shown more originality."
"Yourdinnor party, in my opinion,
was not so much of a success. The
cooking was saoc and the place*
cards were too worst 1 ever saw.
You also sho* too little discriinina
tion in selection your guests."
"Yes, Mrs. Jones, 1 heard you
sing last night. Your voice is go?
ing back terribly. Your method is
on tho blink and, as four your
technique, you simply baven'tany,'
PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW YORK
Hon. H. St. Geo. Tucker Hopeful
For Gov. Wilson
Hon. II. St. Geo. Tucker returned
to Lexington last week from an au?
tomobile trip north. While stopping
in Washington City the following
newspaper interview with Mr.
Tucker was published:
"I believe Pennsylvania will a?
surely go Democratic as Virginia
will go next fall" declared former
Congressman Harry Ss. George
Tucker of Virginia while in Wash?
ington. Mr. Tucker ison his way
to lexington, Va., from a motor
trip through western New York
Stale and Pennsylvania.
"Never in all my political experi?
ence have I seen the signs so un?
mistakably indicate the election of a
Democrat aa they do today. Wi.
son will sweep the country.
" What struck me was the attitude
of some of the Taft raeo. Iq New
York I met one influential leader.
He is a man identified with thc New
York Republican party and be?
longs to the Sherman wing. His
name is known everywhere. That
man told me at tbs present time he
intends to vote for Taft, but when
election clay arrives aod the indica?
tors lean strongly towards Roose?
velt (oiling a big vote and possibly
carrying Now York, his vote and
influence will go lo Wilson in ordei
that the Democrats arid not the
Roosevelt Republic-?na will control
"IVnnsylvania leans* strongly kc
Wilson, I is as struck with tho
Wilson sentiment all through the
I was told that the coal
miners will vote for Roosevelt. If
they rio the Republican vote will be j
so badly split that the Democrats |
cannot help but win. I met an old ;
friend of mine from Nebraska in
New York. He told men Wilson's
majority would be large in that
.State. He said the presidential
irs R losevelt men named by
I a State la w, will drive at least 2.
000 Taft Republicans to the Wilson
Banner Wool Year in Highland
One of the largest loads of wool
ever taken to market from High?
land in a single eonveyanco left
Montery on Monday last week
charge of William H. Corbett, who
made use of a traction engine and
large truck. He had 10.000 pounds
and it looked like an unwieldy bulk
with which to start across four
mountains to market. The ship?
ment was made by a mercantile
fiim. and represented their pur?
chase for the season.
The wool clip of Highland was re?
cently estimated, iff hand, by a
commission man at $75.0011: but in
investigation proves that the town
o' Montery alone took in through its
me rc bsa ta, approximately 930,000,
and a conservative estimate, on this
basis would run the tonnage up to
$100,000, or very close to it, which
would place Highland among the
leading counties of the State in the
production of wool, a statement,
however, which is based to some ex?
tent on supposition rather than
lactual figures. One point at least,
j may be authoritatively stated, and
that is that the quality of the High?
land product is superior to that of
I many other counties, and during
I the wool season commission men
get extremely busy in an effort to
sec a rn it.
Where Jackson Met Tefferson
The old Ball lavern,713 715 M '
son street, reported to be the ?? .-i
est lu use in Lynchburg, 1 as re?
cently been acid by William H.
j Snead to James dorman. The house
i was built in ITO, or the year later,
on the Jot opposite the St. Paul's
Church, near the old homes of
[Charles W. Hatton and Dr. D. A.
: Langhorne, from whence it was
moved to its present location in
lt was in the house that General
j Andrew Jackson, on his way from
Noa Orleans, after the battle of Now
! Orleans, met Thomas Jefferson in
1S15 and they spent the night there
as guest, of the tavern, General
Jackson later goii.g to Wast.ington
from this city.
An habitual liar will lie even to
VIRGINIA ROADS UNDER
CRITICISM BY SENATE
Senator Martin Defends the State
Criticisms of Virginia roads, es?
pecially those from Washington to
Arlington and Mount Vernon, were
voiced by Senator MeCumber in the
Senate a few days ago ina speech in
which he was attacking proposed
amendments to the postcffice appro?
priation bill providing for FeJeral
and financial aid tor building roads.
Senator MeCumber admitted the
bad condition of roads in many
States and expressed the opinion
that the States themselves ought to
get busy and make high way improve?
ments. Senator Martin of Virginia
asked if Mr. MeCumber bad a; v
States in particular in mind.
"I should like," replied Mr. Me?
Cumber, "to be able to ride on a
good road from here to Arlington
To this slap at Virginia, Mr. Mar?
tin retorttd that the United States
owed the Old Dominion money that
had been contributed to Uncle Sam
to enable him to establish the seat
j of government in the "village" of
'"If the United States owes money
I to Virginia." Senator MeCumber
commented, "I hope it will be paid
and that Virginia will be aUowed
to do with it what tiie State please--;.
But 1 am opposed to taxing the pe..
pie of North Dakota for building i
road between Washington and
"I would like to be able some t
to drive to the home of the Father of
His Country, but there is no road
available?1 mean no road tit to
travel over most of tiie year."
"We dedicated to the purpose the
debt which the United States owes
to the State of Virginia," replied
"There are many miles of gi od
macadam roads in Virginia," contir
ued Mr. Martin, "and much mo... y
is being spent annually by tho Sh te
for the improvement_of its road*-.
In one county, ' he said, "a hoed
issue of $2,000,000 has \, -ca a itttor
iz.ed to improve the roads.
"We are simply asking the Na?
tional Government to help us in the
work which we are DOW doing." he
The Prohibitionists Got It First
The Prohibition party may not
poll many votes, but it has the
most original badge, with a water
wagon on top and a camel at tbe
bottom, the latter evidently based
on the camel's well known ability to
go without a drink for nine days.
and perhaps in acknowledgment of
his abstention from nnvthingstron i
er than water. Thc Prohibitionists
also have the best, "slogan"?if
slogans can be three sentences
long?of any minority party, this
quotation from Abraham Lincoln:
"I am nor bound to win, but I am
bound to be true. 1 am not bound
to succeed, but I am bound to liv j
up to what light 1 have.
"I must stand with anybody thu
stands tight; stand with him arl la
he is right, and part with him when
he goes wrong. "
lt's good enough to make the Bull
Muosers gnash their teeth t> think
that they didn't grab it first But
perhaps the lust section might be
fear -d as an excuse som itiiu ;o de?
si- tj their strenuous leader.
Slemp's Retirement from Congress
C. Bsscomb Slemp ?* sot be a
candidate for Congress (rom the
Ninth Virginia District. M ,Slernp
has served notice to this effect upon
his party loaders in Washington.
The lotte Republican from Vir?
ginia, State Republican chairman
and Southern political friend and
adviserof President Taft, arill re
' tire from public life when his pres
I eat te: m expires tn dst vote his en
j tire attention lo his coal a;ul timber
j holdings in Southwest Virginia and
Tho action of Mr, Siemp, in the
opinion of Virginians at Washing?
ton, means the Democratic redo,no?
tion of the Ninth District and a solid
delegation in Congress from the
Old Dominion after Maroo 4. Thia
district has boen li.-puaue.au for
I baout sixteen years,