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elbe lexington <Sa3ette /OL. 108, NO. 38 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. 1912 $1 M PFR YEAp HOMEWARD BOUND FROM TRAVELS THROUGH EUROPE Interesting Letters Ended by Our Foreign Correspondent (Concluded from last week) Lixinuton, Va. , AuK. 22, 1912. Dear Gazette:?Tho real centre of movement in Paris is at the Place de I ' Opera wheoco it extends th rou |i li tlie larjf? boulevards from la Madeleine to line Montmartre. The Boulevards are the loon aven? ues that ruo from Piaee de la Made? leine to Piace de la Bastille; each has its Individual i mae :>ut they are called by the Parisians "les Boole vards." In Boulevards des Capuc'mes are the Credit Fonder, Olyinpii, Cercle du Jockey Club, the Opera, Grand Hotel, Theatre du Vaudeville and Theatre des Capuciner.I could write you of maa*/ more of these kinds of places but the w.ords I have to copy, being unable tospell them by sojnd ami it'--, quita troublesome. The real life of Paris does not be ti\a until the bed time of the Ameri? cans, and if you want to see the sights you must remain up until 4 a.m.; then when the working cluss is beginning to move nut for work the life is moving in for sleep. At a given point on Broadway, New York City, the statistics show fiat 500,000 persons pass daily; State street. Chicago, 4oU,00(l;('irand Opera Parla, 450.000; Frodrich Straaee, Merlin, 800,000; Royal Ex? change Banu, Loodoo, 000,000. Prom these tigures you ean wonder how it is possible for such a mass of humanity to move every day and have so few accidents. It is due entirely to the police regulations. Now. my dear readers, I have not written you of all 1 saw, nor do I intend to. for if 1 did I am sure some of you would be horrified or mortified or ossilied; so I will close my little story by relatiug a few every day happenings from the time I leave Paris until I arrivj on my home land. But before doing so will say, I would like for sumo of our county fanners to see the farms in Ger? many, perfect gardens, no fenees.no weeds, no rocks, no sink holes, nu washed gulleys, lovely crops, every spot of earth growing something ol value. The trouble with many of our farmers, they are land poor, be? ing unable to till it properly them? selves and impossible to employ satisfactory labor, the uncared for land and taxes on same keep them in a cramped contlition ir.ost of the time. I leave Paris on a special train composed of eight cars loaded down witJW Americans and baggage,bouud for Bon logue, a French sea coast harbor. After three and half hours we arrive and transfer to a tinder, aside wheel steamar which convoy? ed us out to sea where our steamer, the Nieuw Amsterdam of tho liol land American Line was in waiting, it having left Rotterdam the morn ing of the same day; so Saturday night at 111.3(1 we start for America once again. We have a crowd of nice people on the ship, am! 1 dare say the voyage will be an agreeable as well as a'pleasant one.This steamer is a very tine ship as well as a large one; she is 17250 tons register and 31,dOO tons displacement, 602 faet long, has live decks, the promenade deck is 250 feet long and 20 feet wide. We have nearly 300 first class, 230 second class, 800 steerage and a crew of 400. The fires burn 240 tons of coal every day and we make 16 knots per hour. We have a large cargo composed of almost every tl: ing that is made in Europe. She is a quiet snip and rides the waves beautifully. Fight days' of all kinds of weather, good and bad, none real bad, no storm, three days of dark, cloudy, gloomy ones, rain now and then and for the first ti ino in my life I saw snow falling in August. We had a snow .storm for half an hour.Tito balance wm re days of sunshine and beauty. We arrive in New York harbor Monday, Aug? ust F.Mi. All passengers go ashore into the clutches of the custom house otlicers and after all kinds ol inspection are set fret*. The trip is over, my little st >ry is finished. Home once again with those 1 love. Meet mo face to face In my corner place, Either day or nigh); My prices are righi. H. O. D. FOR THE AGRICULTURIST Governor Mann Asks the Farmer t? Pick Seed Corn Selection of seed corn is urged in a proclamation just issued by Gov? ernor M inn. Tee prue lunation is las follows: Whereas, the production of corn in sufficient quantities means plenty of tattle and hogs, and plenty of cat tie means plenty of gri'ss and hay and a cons, de ra hie increase of im proved lands; and Whereas, good crops of corn must largely depend upon the seed usei; and Whereas, by experiments pub? lished in ci rcular ninety-five, issued by tiie-Seed Laboratory of the Uni? ted States Department of Agricul? ture, the average germination of Virginia corn is greater than that in any other Stale in the Union; and Whereas, the time is approaching for the selection of seed for the next two years, as it is alvrays desirable to have seed for one year ahead; Now, therefore, I. William Hodgen Mann, Governor of Virginia, in earnestly request the farmers of the State to thoroughly inform them selves upon the most important mat ter, and while the corn is in the field to select seed for the next two ysars, and if crops permit, for sale to their less fortunate neighbors and to people in ether States. I suggest that corn selected for seed be taken from stalks eight or I'll feet high, free from smut or dis? ease, bearing two or more ears about four feet from the ground. The so lii't-d stalks should be marked and left in tim field until the corn is dry, sbee shucked and put in a dry pleoa protected from r. ts and mice. I).iring the winter, from the corn marked in the field, the seed corn should be carefully selected} tho ideal ear is nearly cylindrical in shape, tapering only slightly from butt to tip: the butt should be ab? ra pi, the rows of corn should be straight and compact, commencing close to tiie shank and extending clear over the end of tho cob to the tip. These suggestions are made be? cause trequent experiments have demonstrated that good seed corn very largely increases the yield. Packing Company Trying to Secure Virginia Grazing Lands lt is stated on authority apparent? ly good that Swift & Company, the Chicago packers, have offered tienry C. Stuart, the Virginia cattle king. 1250,00*) for his ICik Garden grazing lands, embracing 55,000 acres in Hassell county, much of which is mountainous, but all of wiiich ii adapted to bine grass. Mr. Stuart, it is said, lias made a price of $300,000. and it is probable tbe deal will be consummated on this basis. "The significant feature of this proposed deal," said a prominent Eastern Virginia stock dealer, "is tbat it means that the big packers are coining direct to the soil." R >anoke Times: If there is truth in the report that Henry C. Stuart's famous Bia Qarden stock farm will be bought by Swift. ?S: Company we may be at the beginning of a very far reaching movement. The lands cf the West once used lor grazing cattle are farris. There is dearth of grazing. The Southern States have hundreds of thousands of acres of mountain land good for grazing and nothing else. In some sections blue grass will grow abundantly to the very crests of the mountains. Prao* ] Mcally all tho mountain land will grow nourishing grasses. This land is cheap and accessible to trahspor tation, the winters are short and all the conditions are good for stock raising properly conducted with the proper capital. If Swifts Company are coming into this section they will not stop at the ivk Qarden place. Tiley are people of liaiitleei wealth, vast enterprise and long, keen foresight. The fact that their attention has been drawn io tliis direction may mean great re? sults for the mountain country and a revolution of conditions. When the average man hands his wife money without being asked, she wonders what kind of mischief he has been up to. MANY COUNTIES NOW HOLD ANNUAL FAIRS Reports All Around Us Indicate Fine Exhibits ROCKBRIDGE IS NOT IN LINE Many Town and County People Would Favor a Fair Should the Lexington Business Men's Association see (it to take hold of the situation, Rockbridge could have annual an agricultural fair and stock exhibit. Rockbridge has ample material for such an enter? prise. Many people ia town and county would like to see this old time institution revived. The time seems ripe for some person or some organization to push the matter. Who will do it? A few days ago the Staunton Daiiy News called attention to the neglect of Augusta county in this particu? lar, and among other things said: Out in Monterey a week or so ago tho enterprising Highland people pulled off a stock show that attracted people as far away as New York. Situated as it is. fifty miles from a railroad, and in a scarcely popu? lated district, Monterey neverthe? less managed to draw within its g.ites several thousands of people, who came from home and from out? side, and wiio went away delighted with their visit, and determined, doubtless, to return next year. Across the mountains in Char? lottesville the Albemarle folk held a very successful horse show early in the summer, which drew people from all over the State, and from many points outside. So successful j was the show in fact that it has baan decided to hold another one i this fall, a somewhat unusual per-! formanoe, evidencing the popularity of these stock exhibitions. Char- ! lottcsville has been holding horse shows right along through recent ye.irs. Seeing the success attending the exhibitions held in other places, the Rockingham people got together one night, a couple of weeks ago, and determined to have s fair this fall. The very next day they put men to work getting the grounds read] the next day the Harrisonburg newspapers announced a list of at? tractions that would bo engaged to supplement the usual stock and ag? ricultural features. And so on it goes?"Kverbody's doing it,'' ex? cept Staunton and Augusta. Win? chester has been holding the big? gest kind of a fair all this week. Warrentoo, Culpeper. Orange Ber | ryville, Fredericksburg, Radford I and other Virginia communities have either held successful stock i shows or fairs in the summer or are going to have them this fall. "What's wrong with Augusta'.' j local fair avocates want to know. " Whit's wrong with the folks hero | at home?" An Object Lesson (living the farmers ocular uetnon stration of how the Protective Tariff favored by Taft and Roosevelt works to the detriment of the corner-stjno of American industries, there is on exhibition in Texas at various coun? try towns two machines maiiufac tured by the International Bar Tes? ter Company, one of which sells in Germany for eighty dollars, while the other, identical in every re? spect, cannot bo bought at the fae tory door in Chicago for a cent less than one hundred and twenty dol lars. It may be remarked parealhet ically that this is the corporation of which the two leading spirits are the Mr. Perkins and the Mr,McCor? mick, who are conspicuous among the Trust magnates (inancing Roose volt's campaign. Death of Mr. Spencer Arebart Mr.Spencor Arehartdied Sunday, the 8th, near Spottswood. The burial wa* made at Mt. Carmel Mon day, Rev. A. Ii. Hamilton conduct ing the tuner.il. Surviving are his father, Mr. John Arehart, and orother, Mr. .John Arehart, two sisters. Misses Ada G. and Evelyn Arehart, the latter his twin sister. Advertise in The Gazette. ALLEN AND EDWARDS CAPTURED AT LAST Trapped in Western City by Lost Love Letter DETECTIVES FOLLOWED GIRL Marriage Frustrated by Arrival of Virginia Officers lies Moines, la.. Sept 14.? Sidna A-llen, leader of the Allen clan, which sh it up the Carroll county cmirtl.-i' at Millsville. Va., March 14, kill.ny J iidge Massie and others, ind Ins nephew. Wesley Kdwards, tonig it are manacled in cells in the iii as a result of a love affair which Ud the detectives to them. Kdwards, for tbe lo-e of whom Miss Maude Iroler of Mount Airy, X. C., had innocently led detectives to Des Moines, was captured to might as he was returning to his hoarding house, after having work? ed all day with a paving gang. A visit by Bdwarda to Miss Ioler in her Virginia home about a month ago. ;>ml the accidental loss cf a let ter. p it the detectives on tho tr:.:. gi ti ves had been in Des Moines since April 28. Allen, under the name of Tom Sayre, workeii carpenter, and Kdwards, under the the name of Joe Jackson, was em? ployed with a city paving gani;. Allen was arrested at the home of John Cameron at Eleventh and Lo? cust streets, where he and his nephew had been rooming, by De s Baldwin, Lucas and diuadj of Roanoke, Va. The arrest occurred t .a few minutes after Miss* Iroler ' stepped into the Cameron home to 1 meet Kdwards, whom she was to i wed tonight, according to an ar- c rangemeal made whee he visited t her in Virginia. Detective Lucas was al lier heels. Allen was la an I upper room. When informed that visitors wanted to see him he came fl down stairs. As be did so, Meter tcetive Lucas covererd him with a - revolver aud ordered him tosurren der. Allen hesitated and then 1 threw up his hands, remarkiuir us he did so, "1 guess lin your man.' Allen was handcuffed and placed under a guard, of city detect ree, while Mr. Baldwin and Chief Jen- ? ney of tiie local department, went in I search of Kdwards. I Sidna Allen, in his cell tonight. ' talked freely of the events of the ' last few months, but declined to say much concerning his move < ments immediately after tile court : house tragedy. Ile and Kdwards ' remained in the mountain countrv of Virginia sod Kurth Carolina for about a m.null and then got over into Ken tuck T/, Hoing to Louisville, where they spent several days. TheTr next stop was at St. leonis, where they remained a week. They had Bufioient money for their needs and traveled as first-class passen gers. ? Allen declared that the courthouse tragedy was the fault of the otVueis. who, he said, begun the shooting. Mr. White Will Not Run Staunton leader: Hon. Hugh A. White of Lexington, has been spending several days in Staunton, having cases to argue before the Supreme Court, which is now in session. Mr. White has had letters from nearly all parts of the Tenth Congressional District urging him to run for Congress in opposition tn Hal Flood, but he declines to enter the race at this time, although he expresses sympathy with the move? ment to put in a Progressive who will represent the politics of the voters of the Tenth. Indicted by U. S. Grand Jury Chief Of Police J L. Farrent, Po? liceman A. L, White and U. S. Bx press Agent R ll. Hillock were wit? nesses last wi i iv before tiie United States Oread Jury in Lynch bu vg with reference to liquor violations in Lexinglon. Indictments were brought in against Mrs. Minnie Caesarian, Charles D. Jones, Milt Pettigrew and L. IL Freeman, all of whom have court records in Lex irgton for dealing in the "contra? band." I Subscribe for The Gazette. tl.OO. I TRAGIC DEATH OF PASTOR Probably Rev. S. H. Green Was Victim of Foul Play In formation received here indi? cates that the death of Rev. S. H. tireen, whose remain* were buried Tuesday of last week at Pei.field, was the victim of foul play in Green brier county. W. Va. The following notice of his death appeared in the Q reen brier Independent of f.ewis burg, W. Va.. Isak Thursday: Eb v. S. H. Green of tba M. E Church, Sou tb, preacher in charge of the Blue Sulphur Circuit, met a shocking death Sunday night, the Bab, between Sand f* o'clock, while returning home at Asbury from ar. afternoon service at the gap of Mud dy Creek Mountain. Mr. fireer was driving a skittish horse, which, for some cause, bec.imo frightened vban a few yards east of the cliff ot the Hine Sulphur road and ri. off down the mountain, [in ran the buggy against a telephone pole, breaking the singletree, upsetting the buggy and throwing Mr. Green out, and getting loose ran onie dis lance beforo he was stopped by sev? eral young mao who, recognizing the horse, went in search of the driver. Mr.Green was lying . road unconsci ms with a slight bruise on his forehead and his skull fractured from his eye several inches irour.d on the fcide of his nea i. He soon died without recovering con ictom t ? Mr. Green had been quite sharp n rebuking some young men, and .brents had been made against bim, 1'his and other circumstances caus ?d suspicion of foul play. The bug ry appeared to 'nave been struck vith stones, and a party suspected ias since disappeared. A blood mund was gotten from Fayette ?ountv. but owing to tbs pe pis un be ground could not trail. n.e loise was bruised and scarred ind its front teeth knocked Mr.! !rees waa aged 26, and leaves , wifs and two children. After a iineral seri ce ai Asl irj bj 11 anderson, Meeks and Rudasill the iody %vas takes to his old home at ?'airfield, Va., for interment. rhe Great Material Advancement of Our Country Amid turmoil and politics, and re? tard ess of the claims of this or that )arty as lo its part icular theories >eing necessary to the nation's ma erial advancement, it m.iv be well o bear in mild the following facts First The country is now prc luclog pig iron at the rate of about 29,000,000 tons a year, with con? sumption exceeding production. rbis is at the rate of about 4,000,000 tons higher than the boom year of 1906, and at the rate of about 2,000, WM tuns higher than th*' production jf 1910, the record year of the iron Dllt p it. ,>nd?Th.* cotton maoufactur ing interests of the country, which kir several years suffered from a period of depression greater than this industry has had for man) years, are now enjoying great pros pe rity. Third?To the amazement of the BOtton trade of the world, a crop of 16,600,000 hales bas been rapidly tbeorbed at stead! y advancing prices. Fourth Crop prospects indicate that once more the American farm ?rs will before the end of t s yeai nave produced eight billion to nin?? billion of value. Fifth-The 290.000 miles of r ; road in tins country are, with few Inceptions, taxed almost lo ti.e limit >f their ability to handle existing [raith-, wi iiii will rapidly increase is the crop moving season ap (ir ladies. Sixth Tin 98.009,000 neople who lamil beneath tbs Stars and Stripes n continental Doited States, thu nost active, virile, energetic people MO the earth, are steadily increasing ne wealth of the country, are doing Hisiuess at the sun*' old stands in he same old energetic way, and de reloping the roeou roan of al I section*, ire building more and better ho'iies, nora cosily boiela, and office bulld? ogs, more good roads, making more nunicipai improvements and doing ither things that expiosstoe bound ess energy of such a couutry ? ilanufacturer's Record. LAND CONVEYANCES AND BUILDING SALES Real Estate and Property Transfers Recorded The following deeds of bargain and sal* were entered of record in the Clerk's Office of Ruckbridge county for three weeks enrtmgSept. IO, 1912: Chan K. Davidson and wife to W. H. Beet.28.80 acres on Nortii Uiver. Natural Bridge district, adj. gran tor, $695 Chas. K. D \ ids'>n and wife to Frank Heed. 15."'' acres. Natural Bridge dietrict, a ij. Amherst coun? ty line, 11000. W. S. Flint to T. H. Glass, lot in Wes) liuena Vista Land Co's land J. B. Harris lo Mrs. Mattie L Cook, 75 15 acres on North River near Alone Mills, 13730. Mrs. Marj IL Graham to Thos. J . Farrar, house and lot on Washing? ton street, Lexington. $3600. Mrs. Sadie C. Kirk to E. T. Rob msun loton Jordan street. Lexing? ton, adj. J. kV. Hamilton, $400. K. T. Robinson lc K. W. McC.uer, lot OH .Ionian street. Lemington,adj. J. W. Hamilton. J. M. Wi throw to Virginia Rob? inson, lot in northeast pirt of Lex? ington, near Wood's Creak, $375. J. M. With row to Paul M.Penick, cndivided interest in two Io's on Woods' Creek, near Moses' Lexington. Mrs. M. li. Campbell to Mrs. Susie K. Agnor.loton Taylor stree' gtOO, adj. Geo. Morris, $250. T. G. Montgomery to A. P. Rlack. tract known as the dower cf Rebec tt, deceased, HutTalo district, 08050. Mary A. Morrison to Chas. W. Waiter. 57* acres on * Little Calf Pasture River. Walker's Creek dis. irict. adj. J. W. Webb. 1200. Mrs. Lena W. Tiller to Mrs..Man? da L. Davis. 57; acres on Little Calf Pasture River, Wa.ker's Creek district, adj. J. W. Webb, sMtio. WalterS. Leech to Mrs. Aianda L. Davis, 'i acres and 25 poles on Little Calf Paatu re River, 'Aa ker's Creek disfxict. adj. J. D. Davis,$70. John T. Agner to N & W. Rail? way Co., two strips ot land 17 ft. by 100 ft. Natural Bridge d strict,$250. Francis T. Anderson's ex'or to Samuel W. Anderson. 35 82-100 acres, part of "ti en wood Batata'*, on James River, Natural Bridge district, $500. Mrs. Nannie J. Huffman to L.i cile R. Armstrong, HI\ acres at base of North Mountain on Collier's Creek, HutTalo district. P. 1. HnlTman to Lucila H. Arm? strong, 51 acres on Collier's Creek, HuiTalo district. John W. Brown *o R. C. Walloa 26 i acres on Kittle Calf Pasture River, Walker's Creek district. ?175. R. C. Walton to Columbus Walton. '2(>i acres in Walkers Creek district. ?175. Andrew Johnson to ('. R Deavc ', Sort) acres on Plank Hud and Broad Creek, Natural Bridge dis? trict. Pyramul (Irant to A. D Grant, J r., 35 acres on Irish Creek, South River district, adj. John Campbell, $60. Mrs. Mary .1. Ponton to \. C. Grant, 35 acres and interest in -ttl acres, respectively, on I ri h Creek, 1 *5.'5. T. J.Campbell to Nelson CG rant, lone-half interest ia 35 acres and 46 acres, respectively, on Irish Creek, $500. Prank Moblar to Joseph M. Wood, 23 sq polee on Kerr's Creek, adj. 'Snider's dower, $10. J. L (Joodinan lo Guy <i. Harris. 10 acres near Timber Ridge, adj.W. 1'. Weeks, South River district, #1200. John W. Ferguson to Elias Per guson. trael of land in Tinkersville, Natural Bridge dietrict, adj John Warren. J. S. Mc Pudd in lo Mattie F. Brads, 2 acres m Tinkersville, adj. John Warren, $200. Rice Hoti tiger io I'. M. Kngleman. 2 acres ami l-l St), piles, adj. gran? tee. Kerr's Creek district. P. M. Kngleman to W. L. Kngle? man, 194.09 eerea on Kerr s Creek, adj. J. H. Harper, $13,000 John G. Berrie to M re. N. C. Har? ri-.. Sr., their right i-> 215 acrs*. Walker's Creek district.