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VOL. 108, NO. 41 LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1912 $L00 PER YEAR
AND BUILDING SALES
Real Estate and Property Transfers
The following deeds cf bargain
and sal3 were enteied or record in
the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge
coetnty for two weeks ending Oct.
J. W. Seal to Mrs. Addie P. 1 log
sett, the Fitzpatrick place of about 4
acres one mile south of lexington,
C. M. Buchanan tot) T Wade,
two tracts aggre tating 171 acres
adj. J. S. Gibson, etc , Walker's
Creek district, $500.
Mrs. Mary Nunn Terrell to 0, M.
Huchunan, 2415 acres and 85 polos
adj. John B. Lavell, Wal ker's Creek
Janies M. Wi th row to Lena Meade,
2 houses and lots adj. H. St. Geo.
Tucker, lexington, $700.
John W. Lindsay lo Dr. A. \V.
Pleeeenta,bouse Mid lot un Jefferson
street, Lexington, $1,'J5?>.
Mrs. M. ll. Campbell to Chas. K.
Shiflet-. house arid loton Houston
Street, Lexington, adj. M. A. Mc?
Hubert C. Agneer to Lila Ceinner,
3 ncros tm Ruck bridge Alum
Springs raed.two and one-half miles
from Lexington. $350.
(J. S. Myres tu S. C. Myres, one
half intereel in ?17 BjQreri and 144
polee ml.i. Wm. M. Wadu, two miles
southeast of Rrownsbnrg.
W. H. McNeil1 to C M. Paxton,
travel near Greenlea adj. C. A O.
Dr. F. W. McCloer to Miss M. K.
White, lot on Jordan street. Lexing?
ton, adj. J. W. Hamilton.
Mrs. Lila F. Miley to Thos. M.
Wade, lot fronting od Main street.
Lexington, adj. Dr. J. H. Campbell.
li. A. Jones to O. B. Whitmore,
80.11 acres, three miles south of
Lexington, adj. W. ll. Fristoe, $4,
li. B, Corse to Town of Lexing?
ton, strip of land in lexington for
purpose of extending Preston street
westward from Jackson avenue to
D. C. Humphreys toT< wn of lex?
ington, strip of land adj. his resi
denco for purpose of extending
Preston street westward from Jack?
son avenue to Myers street, $200.
Mrs. Rebecca J. Chittutu to C. R.
Deaver, house ami lot on Main
street, Lt-xUigton, adj. Mrs. C.
J eoe be ri.
West Bod Glasgow Lane! Co., to
Lou la G Julinke, 2 lots in West Knil
Glasgow, on RiTersideRoed, 8800.
F. T. Glasgow to H. L. Eichel
berger, 3 lots on Jackson avenue
and Campbell street, Lexington,
Two Colonels in Plain Contrast
Under the caption, "The Case of
Mr. Roosevelt." ?enat-r lia Fol lette
has written the following editorial
in the current number of La l-'oilet
''Bryna at Raltimore, foregoing
all chance of bil own nomination,
marshalling all his forces, braving
Tammany and the trusts to rescue*
his party from the'.* domination,
carrying the convention for the
adoption of the most progressive
Democratic platform yet offered,
and the nomination of the most
progressive Democratic candidate
available, was a towering figure of
moral power and patriotic devotion
lo civic righteemsness.
"Roosevelt at Chicago, backed by
money derived from the stock
watering operations of the Steel
trust and the Harvester trust, or?
ganizing what are now confessed to
have been fake contests as to nearly
200 delegates in order to control the
Republican convention and secure
his own nomination, refusing to aid
in making a progressive* platform,
bonni to have the nomination or de?
stroy the Republican party, was a
most striking example of misdirect?
ed power and unworthy ambition.
"Roosevelt bud as great an oppt>r
t unity to serve thee progressive
cause atChicagoas Heyan had at Hal
timore. But Roost-veil was serving
tho man. not the i-auso."
T..e huzineess e>f Indian Summer
has been Ooeer**i ? tar nt*Vere] dat,
in this community.
NEWS AROUND VESUVIUS
Interesting Local Items Reported for
Oct. 5?Children's Day exercises
were held a*. Mt. Carmel church
Sunday morning, consisting of re?
sponsive reading and singing by
the larger members, while the little
tots rendered interesting exercises
in tiie primary room. Mr. \V. W.
Sprowl, superintendent of Bethel
Sunday school, delivered a line ad?
dress on "The Evergreen Sunday
School." A number of prizes were
given by teachers of different class
es. Those deserving mention were
two gold lockets given by Mrs.
Wal ter Searson to Misses Kt ta Hamil
ton and Al Frances Hess for having
recited the largest number of verses
of Scripture during the session,
numbering 1,000 and 047 verses, re?
spectively. The lockets bore their
monograms and the motto. "In Ged
Miss Ada Kaubei and Mr. Wm. S.
Gush were married on Wednesday
woning at 4o'clock at the home ol
the bride's father, Mr. I* J. Fauber,
near \esiivius, by Rev, J. Mack
Frai kiln of the Baptist church.
Only a few intimate friends were
present. Both are popular young
people and the best wishes of their
many friends go with them to their
new home at Covington, Va. The
bride wore a becoming dress of
white mohair, with hat and gloves to
match, and was attended by Miss
Mary Bradley with Mr. Barry Cash
and Miss Kate Myrtle with Mr. Al
b : t Cash.
Mr. Ed. Hulbert, postmaster at
Cutopaxi,died ;it his homo near hen
Friday morning. About a year ago
he was partly paralyzed but recov
erod to SOOM extent, when a week
ago ho si?Tered another stroke and
was never ?ble to speak afterwards.
Ile m .is 78 years of age and a kind
hearted, industrious, honorable old
gentleman, and had hosts of friends
Be is survived by three brothers,
Messrs. John, Tom and Robert Hul?
bert; also his wife and four chil
dren, Mrs.WAV. Ramsry of Waynes
boro, Mrs. James Brooks and
Messrs. Oscar and James Hoi bert of
near here. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. A. H. Hamilton
and burial at Mt. Carmel cemetery.
Mrs. D. ft Fauber went to Cri
mora Sunday evening to attend the
funeral of Mr. Lay man, who died
Miss SallieClemmer is absent on
a visit to friends in Roanoke and
Mr. Allen Austin left Monday for
Roanoke where he will attnnd the
Business College this winter.
Miss Nesbit of Petersburg, is the
guest of Mrs. S. D. Mangus, near
Miss Carrie Meadow, principal of
the school, arrived Saturday, and
school opened Tuesday.
Mr. McClung Thomas of Midway,
1s attending the Augusta Military
Academy at Fort Defiance.
Miss Daisy Patterson of Vesuvius,
is attending the Rockbridge Baths
High School at that place.
Mr. William S. Humphries re?
turned home Sunday from Roanoke,
'where he attended the fair last
Bora Are Right
Theodore Koosevelt, candidate for
a third terra as President, said re?
cently. "Taft now represents the
bosses, and the Republican party is
composed of them and the vested
interests of the co intry. "
And President Taft said: "Roose
velt is nota Ivapublican, but repre?
sents a one-man party whose chief
advisers are the Harvester and
Steel Trust magnates."
Senator LaFolletto of Wisconsin,
also a Republican, says both Taft
and Roosevelt are telling the truth
anout each other. And LaFol'.ette
has had enough experience with
both Messrs. Taft and Roosevelt
to know what he is talking abott*.
The answer is: Win wi'.h Wilson.
There having been no choice at
the State election last month, the
State legislature of Vermont has
elected Allon M. Fletcher, Republi?
can, of Cavendish, as Governor.
This is the second time in the his?
tory of Vermont that the choice of a
Governor lias gone to the Legisla
DR. WILEY'S DEBUT
AS CAMPAIGN ORATOR
ls Severe In His Arraignment of
ROOSEVELT CLAIMED CREDIT
President Taft Also Insincere in
Professions of Interest
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, former
chief of the Federal Bureau of Chem?
istry and government pure food ex
pert, made his debut as a Demo
ciatic campaign speaker a few days
ago. His speech was devoted large?
ly to an attack upon Colonel Roose?
velt, who, he said, was falsely claim
ing credit for the passige of the
pure food and drug act. He an?
nounced he would support Wilson
and Marshall. In his Indianaspeeeh
he sa iel in part.
"Read the high-sounding morali?
ties of the Progressive platform,"
said the doctor, "and compare them
with the actual performances of itu
itia. ter builder. They don't seem
; to consist. I cannot conceive of
any more wicked and lawbreaking
performace. A beneficent la*
! passed in good faith by Congress?
was mercilessly eviscerated and tbe
disemboweled corpse was turned
over to the Secretary of Agriculture
j for dissection. The Secretary of
Agriculture, inspired bv his trus
lies in crime. Solicitor McCabe and
Associate Dunlap, attacked the car?
cass arith avidity of feasting buz?
zards, and soon only the whitening
bones of the poor Food Law remain
ed as mute witnesses of its exist?
Declaring that he had remained
loy-l to the Republican party for
many years in spite of his convic?
tion that it was "yearly becoming a
worshipper at the shrine of the dol?
lar and less mindful of honesty in
business and the public health and
welfare," Dr. Wiley said: "1 now
believe that the Republican party,
as at present constituted, is so com?
pletely subjugated by the dollar, so
permeated by the c.nkerof big bus
iness as its only golf, that only dis
eetroua defeat can ever restore it to
"In my own case the chief cause
of breaking away from my life long
political athliations is directly due
to the attitude of two Republican
administrations, viz , those of [tooan
velt and Taft, to the Focd and Drugs
"Arrayed against this salutary
statute had been formed the very
worst elements of commercialism
that this or any other country could
produce. Debasers and misbrand
ers of food and drugs, seeking to
poison the foods tbat keep us well
and debase the drugs that are given
us wheo ill, for years had succeeeied
in blocking legislation. Standing
together were those drugging our
foods to preserve them from decay
and coloring them with poisonous
dyes to make them seem fresh, those
mixing substitutes with foods and
drugs to keep up their weight and
volume and deceive and threaten the
purchaser, those who, with cheap
alcohol, stimulated tbe old and fra?
grant products of the vineyard and
its distilling, who made beer of
cheap sugars and wine of coal tar
dyes, tannin and saccharin, and
those who preyed on the imagina?
tions of the laymen and sold them
worthless and harmful remedies.
Full-bellied and sleek-faced lobby?
ists tilled the hotels of Washington
aud used the columns of our news?
papers, eminent professors in our
colleges and universities were
brought to Washington to tell the
committees of Congress that all
t'.iese disreputable practices were
harmless and required by the exig
encies of trade.
"During all this time no Presi
dent of the Uaited Slates and no
Cabinet officer ever said a favoring
word for theenaciunmt of this law?
except on one or two occasions ina'
most perfunctory way. Mr. Roose?
velt, in one of his messages, alluded
to the matter in a sae>rt paragraph r(
without accentuation. The See ree ()
tary of Agriculture, on a feev occa- v
eloasl in his roeoitune-idietions to the i
President, called attention to thu ^
AUDITOR MOORE SENT
RETURNS TO COURT
Requested Investigation Be Made
Into Tax Returns
DATA SHOWS UNEQUAL VALUE
Many Merchants Fail to Give Their
Wot the consideration of the grand
juries of the Commonwealth, State
Auditor C. Lee Moore Saturday
mailed to the judges of Circuit and
Corporation Courts detailed compi?
lations of the tax returns for 19?_
The enormous amount of tax dodg?
ing, the gross Inequalities which
exist in valuations between locali?
ties, nnd the general laxity of ad
ministration of the statutes govern?
ing assessments, are shown more
eloquently in plain figures and cold
facts than is possible from argu?
But the auditor does not withhold
conan -nt. He points out, in a letter
to the judges, wherein the int quali
?. and makes suggestions aa
tu tha proper procedure for the
grand juries in making inquiries, as
required by law. He shows how
the locos?t tax is evaded to an ex
tent which was unbelievable until
the recent publication of the returns
in tie Richmond Times-Dispatch.
He shuws how few of the people of
the State give in their bank ti?
lts. After reviewingthe income re?
turns, he comments plainly: "These
assessed incomes are not represen
tative of either the possessions or
the thrift of a people so provident
and industrious as the taxpayers of
Com pa; at ive figures are produced,
showing the average valuation in
Bach commissioner's district in the
3i_te of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs,
watches, clocks, musical instru
Dents, water craft, books, tools,
Household furniture, and all other
lersonal property. These subjects
ire'treated in detail, extensive ta
Dles showing at a glance the com
.larati ve assessments not orly one
?ountv with another, but even one
iistrict with another in '.he same
sou n ty.
In an additional address to the
:ourts, Mr. Moore goes after the
nerchaots of the State, who have,
n large numbers he believes, been |
laying license on purchases much
tmaller than their real business.
Jere, again, he has the details
showing the number of licenses
aken out in each commissioner 'a
iistrict of each c . ss
In the entire Sine, it appears,
here are 10,981 who swear their
mrchases do not exceed il,OOO a
,'ear. Of those whose purchases
ire between 11,000 and $2,1)00, there
ire 2,572, while of those whose
mrchases are in excess of $2 OOO,
lure are only 5.677. In other
words, far more than half the mer?
chants of Virginia state under oath
hat they do not buy more than
M.OOO worth of goods in a year,
rims they evade payment of the
It will be the duty of the grand
uries lo investigate the returns
nade by merchants to coimnission
irs of the revenue.
imitation goingon. Bul the Bureau
>f Animal Industry of the Depart
nent of Agriculture and the Health
Apartment of the City of Washing
un were active in their opposition
o the measure, fearing some in
ringement of their own activities.
"It is impossible, therefore, that
should have confidence in the
oming conduct of these two candi
l.ites, no matter how profusely they
nay promise to be good and work
ir the common welfare. By their
rai?I (not promises) shall ye know
ipir. And I bess fruits have bein
cabby, wo. m eaten and rotten at
bs core. iHit the laboring men cf
hs country and those of small
icans ou whom the burden of de?
as! d foods and drugs principally
est, think soberly and deeply be
ire deciding to cast their votes for
ne, who, when in power, abandon
d them to the avarice of tho adu!
iirator, to the malice of McCabe and
u the duplicity of Dunlap."
PRIMARY TEACHER'S CREED
Lexington Teacher's Contribution to
Mis?- Margaret M. Withrow of
Lexington contributed tie following
to the Virginia School Journal on
the Primary Teacher's Creed':
"I believe in the efficiency of our
primary school; in education that
trains for life mentally, morally,
physically, and vocationally. I be?
lieve in libraries?the treasure
houses of the wisdom of all ages. 1
believe in lessons taught, not so
much by precept as by example. 1
believe in play, in laughter and
mirth. I believe in music, in the
school, in the home, in the heart. 1
believe in maneial training, in the
joy of doing, in the ability to work
wit1* the hands as well as to think
with the head.
"J believe in beauty in the school
rooni, in the home, and in Dato re.
I believe that the flowers, the squir?
rels, the bees, and the birds should
all delight a chiid with their colors,
and life and song.
"I believe in our primary teach
ers. I be ieve tliny ire Hiving heart
and soul to their work.anel are lead?
ing their pupils thrungli patience.
love and sympathy to an apprecia
tion of the beauty in nature, anti
.uv.- for the beautiful in literature
"1 believe in a union i f school ann
'etbere and mothers of our boys am.
gir.-~. 1 believe in mir boys ana
girls. I he i. ve they instinctively
deei>e to be good, to work, to love,
and lo be loved.
"1 believe in our association, and
its band of earnest, faithfjl i -
ers. who are ever striving ami
working fur higher, bitterthings.
"1 believe that the work of the
primary teacher is the sweetest, no
work of all, and that our
and girls, are the dearest
things on earth."
Diphtheria Bulletin is Now Ready for
Tue new bulletin which the State
Board of Health will use in corn?
ball.'lg diphtheria this winter has
been received from the printers ana
is ready for distribution to those
In this bulletin the Hoard na,ines
the various steps necessary to over?
come what it terms the "white ter?
ror of childhood" and explains what
diphtheria en ti toxin will doand how
it should be administered. Statis
tics .ire cited to show that this rem?
edy, il applied during the first
stages of tin* disease, will cure eve
ry case, but that delay ir. the use of
antituxin lessens the patient's
chances for recovery. As the Board
has arrangements by which it can
.'urni-.h standard antitoxin to all
who need it at a very low figure, ii
urges that county boards of health
and private practitioners keep a
stock ol the remedy on hand for use
The bulletin also emphasizes the
important part played by the schools
in the tracsmission of diphtheria
and explain-i what steps are neces
sary to stamp out this disease when
it appears in the schools. The bulle?
tin will be sent free to any citizen
upon request to the Board.
Iro'.er Received Allen Reward
Frank Iroler of Cana, Carroll
county, who was partially respon?
sible for the capture of Sidna Allen
and Wesley Kdwards, tiie Carroll
county outlaws, having furnished
information w hich led to their ai rest,
was paid 1500 by W. C. Bald mu, as
his part of the reward Saturd ty.
Mr. Iroler ev as must reluctaut in
taking the reward. He said tbat he
had given tho information to Mr.
Munday, more with a view cl en
deavoring to proveut tbs marriage
of bis daughter to Wesley Kdwards,
and it was some time before he
cjuld be convinced that he was en?
titled to the money.
Mr. iroler was emphatic in deoy
ing the statements made to the effect
that his daughter bail led tbe de
tectives to Des Moines aud that she
betrayed \V< sley Kdwards with a
view of getting the reward.
Some ladies needle their thread
instead of threading their needle,
ind instead oj running their need'
through the cloth they hold it aiiil
And ruu n.e cioiu upou it.
DEFENSE OF VIRGINIA
BY THOMAS NELSON PAGE
He Reviews the Bryan Ryan-Flood
Incident in Baltimore
Dr, Thomas Nelson Page contri?
buted to a recent issue of the Rich?
mond News Leader a letter in reply
to an article reproduced in that pa?
per from the New York World, con?
cerning th'e Bryan-Ryan-Fiood epi?
sode in the Democratic National
Convention in Baltimore. Among
other things Dr. Page says:
"It happened th it I was a specta?
tor at the late Baltimore convention
and believing that Mr. Wilson was
the strongest man the Democracy
could nominate, I did what little I
could as a private individual to har?
monize divergent views among
friends of mine in the Virginia del?
egation. There wps not one of them
whom I saw who was not earnestly
?or the man who be believed would
be the strongest before the people
and the staunchest for the princi?
ples ol Democracy. That they did
noi agree with me did not lead ree
to think them dishonest in their
preference. The best speech that 1
heard in the convention was Mr.
Hal D. Flood's spirited and master?
ly reply to Mr. William J. Bryan's
unprecedented demand that a duly
elected and seated delegate from
Virginia should withdraw from tbe
convention. (>ther speeches were
appropriate to the occasion; but this
?vent tu the basis at unce of State's
rights and of tepresentati ve govern?
ment. 1 was proud that day that
'the sovereign State of Virginia'
had a representative on that tte
able to defend her'sovereign rights.'
"lt has been two generatiuns
since a man born in Virginia has
held the presidency of the republic.
We have one now leading the Demo?
cracy, able, clean and Cou raft*
whom we tan elect if we all work
together. The chief danger to liitj
Democracy has ever been wan' of
union. If tbe Democracy of Virgin?
ia spend all energies tightingamor.g
themselves they will iiu^sril the
chance of victory and even though
the victory be won, they will them?
selves have destroyed Virginia's
;hance to secure the posit iou in tbe
national council which si, ? once had
ind shouid have again.
\ Dozen Reasons to Vote for Next
1. He is tin univ candidate for
['resident who represents the real,
:he vital and the effective progres?
sive farces in this country.
2. He stands for tariff revision
downward in the interest of lower
prices and the elimination of monop?
3. He stands for trust legislation
which will prevent the control of
prices through any sort of monop?
4. He stands for tLe income tax
and believes that wealth should
share the burdens as well the bless?
ings of the government.
5. He stands fer the rights of la?
bor and the protection of the man
who earns his bread by the sweat of
his brow, as shown in his record as
Covernor of Now Jersey.
tl. Hestands tor the revival of our
merchant marine, and for the gov?
ernment encouragement of agricul?
ture, industrial and vocational edu?
7. He trusts the peop'e and be?
lieves that the gov. med should gov?
ern; and that Senator s should be
chosen by the peopie
S. He faithfully performs in office
the promises made out of office.
i. He will "Clean House" at
Washington as he has ''Cleaned
House" in Ne?w Jersey.
10. He preaches and practices
;lean politics, and practices it ef
ectively. He unalterably opposes
nachine politics and the rule of the
11. He stands for legitimate big
msiness every day, bul for monop
12. As Senator LaFuIlette says,
He approaches every problem wah
he solemn promise to be rea'iy, in
he highest BS?SS, a servj?_t of the
Mrs. Howard M. Hoge has been
ilected yrea.dent of the Virginia
N. C. T. U f0r .he fifteen.b tims.
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