STbe Xextnqton <B
? OL. 108, NO. 42
LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1912
$100 PER YEAP
SOME REASONS FOR THE
ADVANCE PRICE OF MEA!
Beef is Cheaper in England Than ii
From IMO to 1911 the populatioi
of the United States increased abou
15,000,000. In the same period thi
total number of standard moat ani
mais decreased l!?,71t?,000. Then
were 5,910,000 fewer beef cattle, !?,
100,000 fewei sheep and 1,700,001
This is the explanation packer;
and stock raisers give for the in
crease in tho price ol meats and it b
At tho same time American-raised
meats sell in England for less than
in the United States. In A'igust,
according to the Springfield, Repub
hean, American sirlcin of beef sold
in fjondon fer l!?i cents, when New
York had to pay 23 cents.
The reason for tho discrepancy is
that in tho Eondon markets our
meats compete with those from
South America and have to be sold
at South American prices.
The New York Journal of Com?
merce stites tba! consular records
?bow that Argentina, with a popu?
lation of only 7.172.000. bas 29,124,
000 beal cattle. 67,884,000 sheep, 1..
204,281 boga caora than thirteen
and ? bail meat animals per capita.
Uruguay, with a population of 1,
400.009, has B.2OO.O00 beef cattle,
23.0(iu.not) abeao, MO boga?twenty
four per capita. The I'nited S?ates
is said to have less than two per
capita. Vet, as the Hal Minore Sun
puts the case, "we will not open the
door to countries which have plenty
of cattle and c in supply cheaper
beef, pork and mutton."
England imports almost all of her
meats; ours we raise. Prices, how?
ever, are lower in England than in
America, England places no tariff
on meats. We do, and the packing
and distribution are to a great de?
gree controlled by a trust powerful
enough to fix prices.?Richmond
Hens Get Busy and Egg Prices Drop
With many a cackle the hen is get?
ting ready to take on her job again.
The welcome announcement is made
that there should be a break in the
high prices of fresh eggs in the very
near future. E<rgs of the fresh va?
riety ruled timi at 25 cents, but the
market was very easy, withasteady
supply. Storage eggs were firm at
24 cents and ought to take a drop in
sympathy with the drop iu the frosh
article when it comes.
The molting season, which was
responsible directly for the high
price of eggs tie last month or so,
is now about over and the fact that
the weather has continued rather
warm has started the biddies to lay?
ing again. Ooce started, even a
cold spell is not likely to stop them
Another week of such weather as
is being enjoyed nov will knock at
least two cents off the price of eggs,
and tho reduction may be even
greater than this.
Mr. Tucker in Pennsylvania
Hon. Henry St. George Tucker
spent several days last week in
Pennsylvaniacanvassing for Wilson '
and Marshall. The Greenville Pro
gress has the following to say of his
address in that city Thursday
The first gun of the Democratic
campaign in Mercer county was
sounded in this city Thursday even?
ing at a big meeting in the opera
house, under the auspices of the .
Wilson and Marshall Club of Green- .
"We state above that the first
gun was fired on Thursday even?
ing, but the echoes are still sound- '
ing and it will be a long time betore .
the hundreds who were in attendance '
will bear the great question of tariff
explained in a more comprehensive | \
manner than it was hy former Con
gressman Tucker of Vi rginia, one of;
the principal speakers."
_ ~ ~ " . , ; a
Senator Ix>dge gives some vivid
impressions of his boyhood days
during the war, 18t)0-Gfi, in his! Z
"Memories" that appear in the No- j
vember Scribner. He recalls the
impressian made upon | Huston boy
upon hearing of the tii ing BDO& the j
Sixth Massachusetts in the streets j
A GOOD SHOW FOR SUCCESS
Treasurer Rolla Wells Predicts
In addressing a letter to the Den
ocratsof thecouotry Treasurer Roll
Wells of tho National Democrat!
"I write lo reassure you that, th
prospect* or Democratic triump
were ntivnr brighter. The moral
of the Democratic army was neve
better. A united Democracy and
divided opposition render succe?
doubly certain. The present situ;i
ti.-n leaves little to bo wished for.
"Tba recent elections in Vernon
aud Maine prove that the Democrat
are votit.R under the unit rule thi
year. They prove more than that
They show a substantial increase ii
ttie Democratic vote. If we poll th>
full party strength defeat is ino pus
sible. Security is man's chief es
enemy ? in politics. Wo must there
fore tako nothing for granted. Wi
must' perfect and maintain a thor
ough ot gan iz iliun. The campaigt
must be rigorous, must be un remit
ting till the battle's over, till tin
'"Wliile victory in inevitable if al
Democrats do their duty, still tht
doer of Democracy stands wide opel
this year. Above that door is em
blazoned the word 'Welcome,' and
that welcome is tendered toa!I ir.de
pendent voters. Hut there are legit
imate expenses to be incurred, and
mot cy is needed to meet these.
Every Democrat worthy ol the
name should send in a dollar tootie
of the clubs in his county.
In the Hall of Fame
Since the long controversy over
Edgar .Mien Pi>e was concluded by
bi* admission, we have heard little
of the Hall of Fame. lt is interest
ing lo recall tho list as it now
st..mis in t1 e order of election:
Washington, Lincoln. Webster,
Franklin, Cirant, John Marshall,
Jefferson, Emerson, Longfellow,
luton, Irving, Edwards, Morse.
Farragut, Clay. Hawthorne, Pea
body, Robert E, Lee. Cooper, Whit?
ney, Audubon, Mann, Beecher,
Kent, Story, John Adams, Chan
ning, Gilbert Stuart, Asa Gray,John
Quincy Adams. Lowell, Sherman,
Madison, Whittier, Hamilton, Agas?
siz, Jones, Mary Lyon, Kinma Wil
lard. Maria M itchell. Stowe, Holmes.
Poe, Roger Williams, Brooks, Bry?
ant, Frances Willard, Bancroft,
Hather a curious mixture; but, on
the a hole, more nearly represents
tive than most selections cf the
kind. How many people can recall,
offhand, the reasons for choosing,
?bove some others whose names are
omitted, Mann, Stuart, Mary Lyon,
Maria Mitchell, Brooks, Kent or
Story?- Haltimore Sun.
LaFol'.ette Men Supporting Wilson
More than 40,000 "progressive"
Republicans have pledged their
>ui>port toGovernor Wilson through
ihe Wilson National Progressive
Republican League. These figures
ire taken from tho enrolment lists
>f the league, which now has head
inartera in New York. Philadel
jhia, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwau?
kee, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
The organization of this league,
he influence of which will be sig
liticant in the November election, is
he result of a little more than six
That it has become nationwide is
lue largely to the activities of Ru
lolph Spreoeies, the wealthy San
Yanciso reformer, who has spent
he last ten years in an uncomprom?
ising war on aili forms of graft and
overnmental dishonesty; Dr. Il .r
ey W. Wiley, the government's
?rmer chief chemist, and Senator
ohn J. Maine, of Wisconsin, law
armer of the Senator La Fol lette
nd chief aide of the Senator in his
ght for the Republican Presides
Editors as a rule aro kind hearted
ad liberal. An exchange tells of a
nbscriber who died and left four
sen years' subscription unpaid,
he editor appeared as the lid of the j
ulm was biting screwed down and I
ut ii a linen duster, a thermome
i, a palm leaf fan aud a receipt for .
.? ?_. ..-_il
TO OBSERVE PATRONS'
DAY IN THE SCHOOLS
Auspices of State Co-Operative
NOVEMBER 1ST DATE FIXEC
Virginia Authorities to Assist in thi
Friday, November 1, ln*s beer
designated as Patrons' Day in th?
public schools of the State by tbt
Co-Operative Edi cation Association
and an urgent appeal is buing sent
out to all people of the State inter
ested in Virginia's educational in
stitutious IO ooma to the aohoo s an<:
observe the work that i^ being dont
for Hie children.
Patrons' Day is not to be a bolt
day, but was arranged by the asso
j elation to give the people who sup
port the schools an opportunity ti
j see how educational methods are
conducted and the results that are
being attained. In small towns and
tillages t'ne exert s s will bo belt'
in the evening, but in the larger
schools they will bo celebrated in
In a statement to the teachers and
sclmol officials of Virgina, J. 1). Be?
gleston. State Superintendent of
public schools, says:
"I most heartily approve of the
observance of Patrons' Day and
true! that every teacher, irustee
and division superintendent will do
his best to make tie day a great
'success. But this day cannot bea
I Success without the presence ol the
people Therefore. 1 hope that on
tbe first day of November every
parent and every friend of public
'education will assemble in his school
for tbe purpose of showing,
bis affeotioa for the children and
for the further purpose of taking!
definite steps to a sist teachers and j
school officials in improving ti,e ?
Ti.e association suggests that
the large city schools the day be
planned by the principal of the
school, who is expected t i secure
oue or more addresses on school
topics by tniuiatera and other citi?
zens of ttie comm.inity rather than
by outsiders, lt is also pointed out
that patrons .should be interested in
at least one definite thing fur the
improvement of the schools and that
the parents meet the teachers of
Continuing, the following hints
are thrown out:
"The organization of a school im?
provement league on Patrons Day
will mean that the occasion trill be
not a spasmodic effort but a contin?
uous one throughout tho session.
Send to the Co Operative Education
Association fora pamphlet entitled
'How to Organize a League.'
"lt is also suggested that a School
Club or J unior League be organized.
These clubs have been very suc?
cessful in all types of schools.
I'nzes are offered club membera by
the Cooperative Association.
"By a united effort Patrons' Day
can be made a great success.. Let 1
tba teacher of the humblest school '
in the State do lier part. Let tbe I
division superintendents and trus?
tees talk it up at teachers' meetings
and the day will result in gieat
good. Reports will be gathered
from each county in the State. Let
yours be the banner county. Send
your superintendent a report of the
ibservance at your school. If a
eague is organized notify the Co
operative Education Association in r
>rder that its representatives may 1
ielp you in making tbe league a li
"Peekaboo Skirts" Latest Fad
Lady Duff (Jordon, international "
luthority on what women wear, de 8
dares that she is importing from l>
3aris air-cooled peekaboo skirts p
vhich, in action, aboe the wearers
'To make the effect all the more j tl
(renounced," declared the titled S
ady, "the skirt ia very tight from h
traist down, the lower part being of
he sheath variety with gores open bi
ng to just above tho knees on both
ides. Aback view of the weet rr tl
j Former Custom to Salute Restim
Place of Gen. Lee
) NOW ONLY WHEN IN RANK!
i Cadets of Yore Gloried in Wealth o
i lt was ot.ee the CU St* ni among th
Cadets, long ago. as the world nov
takes account of time, to come to at
tentioo .iud salute the restii .
of the immortal leader of mir peoph
as they passed the Washington am
Lee chapel. This ls only done nos
I ??hen in ranks, ;<nd even this
of respect may soon he (,tni: ?< <i.
While all else was poverty striek
en, the Cadets of yore gloried in thc
:li of their memories and tbl
traditions which c-1 u n tr about th<
Institute. These, nt least, wert
something of which they COU ld nu
Here in their midst lived .inc
wrought from time ti timi
Jackson, and Maury and Pendleton
and Krooke and a host of Others ol
whose like but one remains, but he.
peer ol any ol' them
that gallant, gentle Chr
denian who still rides to his pest ol
j duty each day as COI
when at the head of his battalion he
wheeled his guns into line I
fo,>t of Litt.e Bound Top.
Hut now ttie love of the old at.d
reverence of the last is too common?
ly construed as evidence of an im
practical nature. The music of life
is all but bushed by the rushing
wheels of modernism; memories ano
traditions are ground to oblivion
along with the trees and wild things
with which nature once adorne
herself. Soon, perhaps, even the
trad tiou which bids us do hui
to our ki Led in battle will be .
Orated to the grave ol forgotten
tilings and no hand will touch the
vizor as we p->ss.? The V. M. I.
Test Faim for Every County in the
Test farms In every county in Vir?
ginia is the program of the S
Hoard of Agricultureplanned at the
meeting held last Thursday morn?
ing at the Capitol ie Richmond.
This ambitious scheme will he put
into operation as fast as the work
san be organ sad and the means at
the disposal of the board may permit.
It is unnecessary to say that the
board has na iii?-.i nf having exten?
sive farms nv'ii' I ?>', the State in
Bach county, for that would involve
in enormous outlay. Il it it was be?
lieved that bys pian of moving from
Due locality to another, and renting
land, the ben ti s of experimental
farming miy ba carried into every
community in the Commonwealth.
To carry the scheme into effect,
the board appointed a committee,
som posed of Berkley D. Adams. N.
'A'. Nock, Frank Lindsay and \Y.\V
Sproul, to Inquire into suitable
oeatioofl for the establishment of
;est farms. lt will lie the duty of
?bis committee to select pi.ices and
?o rent land.
F.,r the purpose of the hoard,
-omething like twenty five or thirty
lores frill be sufficient. This can
>e rented for a small sum. Pains
will be taken to have the land, as
ar as possible, typical of the cou nty
o that the needs of the locality may
>e studied. Of cou rae, cotton will
tot be experimented with In Wise,
ior will tobacco fa*) tried ; ti ("ark.
Yie work will be appropriate to the
Executive Committee Plans Work
A meeting of the executive com
litteeof the Virginia Stat.* Sunday
chool Associitum was held in
iichmond la-.' Thursday night, and
Ians for for ard work were adopted.
It was recommended that Mr.
iiomas C Diggs^ State s cretary of
ie association, attend the world's
unday School Convention, to be
?ld at Zurich, Switzerland.
A sectional State Convention will
B held at Pulaski in November.
Krederi.-kshurg was selected as
ie place for the n^st SjjtkaJJoiLkiUii
PAYS TFIBUTE TO LINCOLN
IGov. Woodrow Wilson Lays Wreatl
On His Tomb
During hie trip through [llinoit
? sraeh G iv. Woodrow Wilso)
visited the tomb of Abraham fin
coln at Springfield on which ht
placed (lowers. The press re:.
the incident savs:
'Between tbe two speer
Governor went out to Lincoln'?
tomb and laid a wreath there. fi
accompanied hy the seven jus
'' tices of the Illinois Supreme Coir'
* which adjourned for the purpose
and by four members of tho D- :. ?
tioaal Committee, Wade 0
Iowa. K'ng of Oregor. Ewing o
Louisiana, and Boerscbensteio o
The party registered ir
the visitors'book,and the
tore out of tho book the leaf on
which their names were wt
saying that be would present bot!
the leaf and the pen with whicl
?nor Wile tis name ti
the 11.innis Historical Soc ety."
I n comment! cg on ti.e Ircidenl thi
date of thi rty for th
dencv sj kth on Lin
j tomb wi
with surprise tbe bitter R
seventies. I! e in
? al Springfield Wedneeda]
shows bow f;ir we have gotten awaj
from the Civil War. ,
have traveled toward bro tl
love and appreciation. The 'busy
r>.' who gnash upon every
good thing with their eager I
will make baste I Governor
- - Qg tO 1 !?'
an voters ii \\ Ibis was not
Wilson's tirst recognition of the
war President's id worth,
and bis act ex presses predominating
ago paid sit.cere and generous tri
'.i the gn ..t Amer
sprai g Iri tv its ons.
King Corn and Queen Alfalfa
This year's Stan Pair is cumula?
tive in its a S, and if ai |
feels it has. they are those of super
in the mati Particu?
larly is this ? ..-?? wnb tl ?
perb o 5 mi. products,which
east of the industrial '
I': til one enters the building one
bas no idea bow many nings are
ted bj the soil of Virginia.
The number of products that spiout
from Old Dominion earth would
probably reach a thousand.
You don't believe it? Well, sic
t e i xhibit for yourself. Or accept
the statements of Ja
who. with his sons, conducts the fa
moue 1,500-ac re Bellwood farm in
That plantation aldne prod ic< s
aboutSOOdifferenl things in the waj
of vegetables, fruits,grasses, cereals
;.nd the like. And if one farm in
Chesterfield can do ti at. oughtn't a ll
the oil.er farms in all the other
ninety-nine counties to make the to
tal of growing things 1.000? Sure
they ought to.
Flood May Be Committee's Het;d
The noni'nat ion of Congressman
u Sui; ir as the Democratic
candidate for Governor of Nsw York
if fol 0 ved by theelectionof the con
vention's choice, will probably
mean the promotion of R ipsos<
tive ll D. Flood, of the Tenth Vir
gin ia District. U) the chairmanship
of the committee on Foreign Affaire.
Ile is now tbe ranking Democrat of
When the present session of t'on
(rees began, Mr, Flood was even
hen the ranking member, but with
Irew from the contest for chairman
n the interest of harmony and the n
moor went to Mr. Suiter. 1
lnitspiaci Mr. Food took the h
ha rmanship of te Ccinmittee on a
Pori Hoi ies. and in this position he
lui lino work hy bringing about B
ho admission of.Arizona and Xew (.
lealeo as Bi ttee, S
Many a man is credited with good ,
udgment who is merely a fool for .
r,,. ..^.iLu^^^.i'iiiin- ai
MEET NEXT IN RICHMOND
Annual Session Held Last Week in
The seventeenth annual conven
, tion of the Virginia Division, U. D.
f C., closed a three days' s,.s-,ion in
Harrisonburg last Friday night,
Richmond being chosen as the next
Dg [dace. There was a warm
contest for this honor between Rich- ,
mond and Bristol, and the capital
city won by the narrow margi. 1 of
The annua' election of officers re
f suited as follows:
President ? Mrs. A. A. Campbell
, i irst Vice-Presi lent? Mrs. J. I",
.r-.der ul Ale* md ria.
S Rid Vice President?Miss Al?
ice Cowan of Harrisonburg.
Third Vice-President?M rs. Chas.
C. Guthrie of Charlotte Courtho iee.
ir th Vice-President ? Mrs.
Frank A. Waiko of Norfolk.
Recording Secretary ? Mrs. \V. C.
N. Merchant of Chatham.
< iirrespondlng Secretary ? Mrs.
Peyton H. tireen < f Wvtheville.
Treasurer?Mrs. S. A Biddick of
Registrar?Mrs. J. R. K. Bell of
li -torian ? Mrs. 1". L. Holmes of
Recorder of Crosses?Mrs. James
K. Aiexanderof Alexandria.
Custodian of Virginia Division
Radges ? M.r.s. James Mercer Car
The historical committee's report
included a vigorous protest against
a Ffth reader used in the public
schools of Virginia. The book,
which comes from the presses of a
Richmond publishing house, has an
article on Abraham Lincoln, which
the historical committee regards sa
objectionable. The mat:er
given further consideration.
A resolution was passed request?
ing, the Virginia Veterans to choose
nsors from the Daughters ot
The last day of October was set
iside throughout Virginia as Arling
ton Day, on which day money will
be raised to go towards paying for
the Confederate stat ie in Arlington
Memorial services wera held in
honor of the following: Mrs. Susan
Pendleton Hep. Mrs. Frances Pope
.. Mrs. Louise H. 11 raham,
Mrs. Marv Sloan Humohreys and
Mrs. C-eorge W. Nelms.
During the past year 1"4 crosses
of honor were awarded as against
98 the previous >
Postmasters Elect Oificers
The seventh annual convention of
tho Association of Virginia Poatmas
ters, which met in Alexandria last
week, selected Norl >.k as the city
for the next convention and elect I
the following officers to serve for
the ensuing year: S. Brown Allen,
president. Staunton; C. A. McKm
ney, secretary and treasurer, Cape
Charles. The following were elect?
ed vice-presidents: E. McQ limby,
Suffolk; W. H. Faulkner, South Bos?
ton; W. H. Harker, Onancock; il. A.
Anderson, Marion; L. 6. l'unklious
Tlie following were elected mem?
bers of the executive committee:
MeCiung Patton. Lexington; John
B. Kimberly, Old Poi . 'A'. T. Til?
er, Emporia; W. II. Humbert, Char
ottesville; Edgar Alien. Jr., Bich
Woman 122 Years Old
A newe dispatch from (Jordons
?ille says: The records prove that
.ney Fry, a negro woman of Cul
> per. was born J one 20, 170(1, thus
taking her o^t'r 1_'_' years old.
<OCy is still very active and can do
er work as quickly and thoroughly
s many a younger woman.
At her bil th Lucy Fry was the
roper ty of Sidney Ann Hleds ie of
? range county. She was sold to
amuel Shadrach of Culpeper eoun
j, and lived on his plantation until
i? Confederate War which madt3
er free. As Lucy liked the sur
.(iinduigs in Culpeper she never left
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