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ftbe Xexington <Sa3ette VOL. 108, NO. 43 LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1912 $1.00 PER YEAR LAND CONVEYANCES AND BUILDING SALES Real Estate and Property Transfer* Recorded The following deeds ol bargain and sal3 were enteted of record in the Clerk's Office of Rockbridge county for two weeks ending Oct. 21, 1912: W. S. Hopkins, etc., to Frank L. Young, lot on White street. Lexing? ton, *6<>0. W. H. Fristoe to Charles A. Mar? tin, 3.62 acres adj. 9. A. Jones, 21 miles southwest, of Lexington, $322.CU. John F. Kirkpatrick to Daisy E Montgomery, tract near Murat, adj. Stuart M. Alexander, $600. S. H. Anderson to Wm. Graham Montgomery, 199.156 acres six miles southwest of Lexington, Buffalo district, adj. J. F. Kirkpatrick, $4,500. Stonewall J. Scott to S. A. Cam? per, 'JO acres near White's Gap. adj. Geo. T. Deckers heirs. $200. Francis T. Anderson's ex'or to Sallie A. Cox, 9.11 acres on Back Run, Natural Bridge district, adj. J. A. Austin, $91.10. M. E. Davidson to CW. Wilifong, 461 acres on Big Calf Pasture River, adj. J. S. Hall, $100. Wm. M. Sbowalter to O. P. Sho walter, 134 acre-., 1 rood, 17 poles, part of the Tutwiler farm, lexing? ton district. Nannie J. Huffman to El G. Huff? man, two parcels of laud in Buffalo district, 6(1.20 acres ou Collier's Creek and 55 acres on North Mountain, respectively, $194.25. R. E. R. Nelson, spec 1 com mr., to Rockbridge Building & Loan Asso? ciation, Inc., bouse and lot on cor? ner Main and Nelson streets, lex? ington. $8,000. Jennie Mack to Samuel Lilly,lot in New Town. lexington district, $50. Maude Hostetter to li. W. Hot inger, 16 acres on Collier's Creek, Buffalo district, $160. Belle G. A. Bruce to Bank or Rockbridge, house and lot on North? east corner Main and Nelson streets. Lexington, $12,000. Rockbridge Building & lean As? sociation, Inc., vested remainder in? terest in house and lot on northeast corner of Maia and Nelson streets, lexington, to Bank of Itockbridge. M. D. Fulwider to J. B. McCor? mick, 8 acres on North River, adj. G. YY. Ajjnor's heirs. Natural Bridge district, $700. Frank Rued t.o O. B. Whitmore, exchange deeds for strip of land along Buffalo road, near lexington. Elizabeth Gertrude Clemmer to Philip R. Clemmer, 90 acres adj. J. Henry leech on Buffalo, also 7.87 acres of woodland, $1,600. A. T. Shields, cleik, to G. W. Jones, lot in Glasgow. Miles Poindexter, etc., to George P. Poindexter, 20 acres adj. F. T. Anderson's heirs in Arnold's Yal ley, $250. Henry C. Hughes to W. O. Knick, 130 acres and 36 poles on Kerr's Creek, near House Mountain, $625. G. D. Letcbt -, comrar., tu J. H. Davidson, eic, t vo tracts of 103 and 72 acres, respectively, along Valley Railroad, lexington district, $7,010. Henry C. Hughes to H. V. Knick, 130 and 36 sq. poles north side ol Big House Mountaio, adj. F. K. Car ter, $625. Florence B. Alvis to S. M. Alvis, 13 lots near GosheD, on Goshei Land and Improvement Ca's land. J. M. Q lisenberry to Rebecca J Chittum, house and lot od Mail street, Lexington, adj. LA. Varner To Get Returns in Church Kev. George Macadam, pastor o the Methodist Episcopal Church a Joilet, III., proposes to give thosi who wish to take advantage of hil plan the returns of the election thi night of November 5. Surroundei hy inti uuece.s vastly different ani more elevating than those found ii the saloon, he will have a leasei wire run intohischurch and get th returns direct from Chicago. Th pastor has also prepared a men for the occasion which include "Rt publican Patties," "Democrati Sandwiches," "Bill Moose Soup and "P.-ohobiti >n Coff?e." Subscribe for The Gazette, ll.(Kl A HEW SET OF BEATITUDES 'repared by Massachusetts Pastor For His People Worcbester. Mass.: The Rev. C. f. Hill Crathern, pastor of the Park Jongregational church, bas prepar id a set of Biblical beautitudes trough t up to date. Mr, Crathern's /ersion of the beatitudes to tit pros mi conditions follows: "Blessed are the early coiners to .he sanctuary, for they shall sit in ihe seats of the saints. "Blessed are the men who accom? pany their wives to church,for they shall save them from the suspicion af being widows. "Blessed are tbe worshippers who :ovot not tbe Liodmost stoats, but go forward to bear the word ol the Lord. Verily they shall have their reward. "Blessed is the man who with holduth not his band from the week? ly offerings, but giveth liberally as unto tbe Lord. Surely be shall have enough and to spare. "Blessed are the singers in the sanctuary who can sing and will siiig, for they shall never be sent to js Sing Sing. ' ' "Blessed are tbe people who are [' not forgetful to entertain strangers, for they shall entertain augels una? wares. "Blessed are tho strangers who desire a church home. Verily, their desire shall be granted, for it is written, 'Ask and ye shall receive Seek and ye shall lind. Knock, and it shall be opened unto you.' " Uiessed is the nan whose speech is hrief and interesting in the pray? er meeting, for he shall be called upon to speak again. "Blessed is be who walketh not in thu counsel of the gossip nor standeth in the way of the busybody, nor si tte th in tbe seat of the fault under, but whose delight is in the peace and prosperity of tbe church. His name shall be a continual praise in the sanctuary and his. friends shall be called legion. "Blessed are the church members who give the I/ord and the minister as little trouble as possible, who are loyal to the church, regular in their attendance, generous in their gifts, gracious in their sympathies and honorable in their ways. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward on earth and in heaven." Penalty to Take Another's Mail lt may not be generally know n that there is a severe penalty for box-holders in the postofliee to take from the ofhee mail other than their own, notwithstanding tho mail has been put in their boxes through the mistake of tbe postal clerks. Fol? lowing is the law on the subject: "The authorities at Washington have fixed a penalty of two hundred ($200.00)dollars on any persons tak? ing mail out of the postofliee, other than their own. Postmasters are liable to make mistakes and get tbe mail in the wrong boxes, and the law says that tbe people must exam? ine their mail before leaving the of? fice and if they have mail omer than than their own it must be re? turned at once, that it is the fault of the postmaster mikes no difference. The law includes newspapers as well as first-class mail." Automobile Campaigning State Chairman J. Taylor El ly son is thinking of inaugurating what is to be known as an "automobile campaign," as suggested by Demo? cratic national headquarters. According to arrangements auto? mobiles are to be loaned for the use of the party by prominent Democrat? ic citizens, each car to carry local speakers into rural sections and small towns where the orators will deliver ten minute add rosses to tbe citizens. The Democratic spellbinders are to address cross-roads meetings, speak in grain elevators, tobaccc factories, canneries and other out ol tbe way places, where, under nor e mal conditions, the gospel of Demo ,, cracy is seldom heard. ? mutiny broke at the Wyominj State prison at Rawlins and thirty prisoners escaped. This was th< prison where a negro was lytachei by convicts after he bad been place* behind tbe bars for criminal assaul on an aged white woman. 1RGINIA DEFEATED P BY V. M. I. CADETS oldiers Outclassed Opponents At Every Stage INAL SCORE WAS 19 TO 0 "he First State Victory in k*ears Over Virginia Charlottesville, Va.. October 19? Virginia was handed a drubbing iy a State team, and it was not ad? ministered by either Washington ,nd Iee or Virginia Polytechnic nstitute. The strong eleven from he Virginia Military Institute, the 'West Point cf tbe South," turned he trick to the tune cf 19 to 0. rbree touchdowns were scored in is many periods, and one of them was converted into a goal bv Moore, he plucky cadet captain and full jack. lt was a bitter pill for Virginia's ollowers.l as it was the first defeat in Orange and Blue team has sus? tained in years at the hands of a ;eam in the State. Tbe biggest ootball crowd tbat has ever gather jd in the new stadium witnessed :be rout and enjoyed the stunts pulled off by the law, medical and academic fraternities. The bare truth of today's contest ?an be Bummed up in a few words. The Virginia Military Institute sleven was stronger in every mate? rial department of the game. It had nore brilliant runners and line ?smashers, a more alert and aggres? sive line, closer interference and a better variety of plays. Virginia bad an unusually heavy line,but the backs were totally lack? ing in power and there was an al? most entire absence of effective in? terference. Wood gave a poor ex- ?' bibi lion of passing the ball, greatly handicapping the backs in starting. Flashing all over the field, direct mg tbe team with judgment and ef? fectiveness and distributing well placed punts, was Moore, the cadet captain and full back. His runs were spectacular, often escaping the Orange and Blue tacklers after they had him in their clutches. He was tbe one man that Virginia did not know whether he was going ic to the line, around the end or shoot the ball for a forward pass. When not carrying the ball he was rend? ering yeoman service by interfer? ence. He was ably assisted by Bain and leech, while Quarterback Wingman made a fine impression. The whole V. M. 1. line showed up splendidly. The V. M. I. line-up was as fol? lows. Lowery, left end; Youell. left tackle; Gutierrez, left guard; Patter? son, centre; Cammer, right guard; Clarkson, right tackle; Richards, right end; Kingman, quarter back; Carr, left half back; Leech, right half back; Moore (capt.), tull back. Substitutes: Jones for Cammer, Sommers for Clarkson, Bu ness for Carr. Touchdowns?leech. Moore.Rich? ards. Goal from touchdown?Moore. Referee, Jackson. Umpire, Barry, Grorgetown. Linesman, Witt,V.M. I. Time of period, 15 minutes. Enlarges Civil Service List President Taft has signed an ex? ecutive order putting 35,000 fourth class postmasters in the classified service. Execution of this order will put every fourth class postmistei in the United States under the Civil Ser? vice, 25,000 having previously been placed iu the classified list by the President. While postmasters in the desig? nated class will be taken care of un? der the order, unless proved unfit, yet vacancies in tbe future will be filled by the Civil Service Commis? sion upon reports of postomce in? spectors in the case of offices pay? ing less than $500 a year. For offices paying more than $500 a year one of the three appli? cants of the highest standing will be chosen. Twenty-nine States have mach or are making iaws for the othVia supervision of weights and meas urns. V RESBYTERiAN SYNOD T< RICHMOND LAST WEEK entennial of Union Theological Seminary ilSTINGUISHED MEN GATHER T ji bi resbytery Formed from Lexington -p And Winchester The one hundred and twenty-fifth E ?eaion of the Presbyterian Synod of fa 'lrgini;i convened in the First Pres yterian church, Richmond, last Wednesday night and closed Fri ay. The opening sermon was tl reach-d by Rev. H. E. Kirk, D. D.. tl f the Franklin Street church, Bal imort', the retiring moderator. At he close of the sermon the Synod 'as called to order and Kev. E. T. Telford, D. D., of the First church, lew port News, was elected moder tor. In connection with this unusually &rge meeting of the Synod the one lundredth anniversary of the Union ?heological Seminary was celebrat id. The exercises opened Sunday I Qorcing by an address on the first ifty years of the Seminary, from 812 Ui 1862, by Rev. W. W. Moore, ). D., LL. D., president of the Serai lary. In a masterly manner Dr. iloore traced the history of the in ititution from its beginning at Jampden-Sidney College in 1812, ?it*j Dr. Moses D. Hoge, presidentof he college, as professor of theology a ind with four students, to the year * 862, when the majority of the pro essors and students lighting were n the Ci vii War. At that time the lumber of students again fell to four r. ind these were prisoners on parole. At S o'clock Sunday evening Rev. irV.L. Lingle, D. D., professor of I ^ebrew language in the Seminary, ' .raced tbe history from the year I *o2 to the present. Dr. Lingle ihowed bow the Seminary grew from four students in 1862 and an sndowment of $96,000 to one hun? dred and seven students and over 1*500.000 endowment at tbe present day, telling also of the campaign that enabled the institution to be moved from Hampden-Sidney to its present beautiful site in Ginter Park, Richmond. The main centenuial exercises were held ou thu Seminary campus when the Synod of North Carolina came from Goldsboro and joined hands with the Virginians in cele? brating the centenary of tho alma mater of a large majority of the preachers from both Synods. A very important action by the Synod was the formation of a new Presbytery, in West Virginia, to be known as Tygert's Valley Presby? tery, composed of the extreme west? ern ends of Lexington and Winches? ter Presbyteries, west of the Alle ghany Mountains. The new Pres? bytery will embrace abojt twelve counties, with Elkins, W. Va., as its nominal capital. Omer towns em? braced in the new Presbytery will be Beverly, Huttonsviile, Thomas and Parsons. Both the Winches? ter and Lexington divisions are strong and rather unwieldy, but tbe main reason for the new subdivision is tbe inaccessibility of the territory hitherto attached to Lexington and Winchester. The fact, stated on the floor of the Synod, that one member had to travel more than 800 miles to attend a meeting of his Presbytery seemed to convince the Synod that the ne?v Presbytery was a necessity and tbeoverture went through with? out a dissenting voice. Taft Coming to Hot Springs The date for President Taft's visit to Hot Springs is now decided. The President has made known through a friend now at the Home? stead Hotel that lie would like ac? commodations for Mrs. Taft and himself about October 27 and that he would probably be therethrough November and perhaps into De? cember. "A chair belonging to Olivet Cromwell sold in England for Mf>, 0(H)." What of it? They do say there are % number of chairs in the Uniter. States Senate, that have proved U be worth vastly more than that. ) THE DEAD AT GETTYSBURG w irginia's Memorial Vow Finished Is Fine Tribute F. W. Sievers, the sculptor, wbo as commissioned by the State of irginia todesign the figures which e to form part of the monument bv ie State to her dead at Gettysburg, id which is to be unveiled next jly, the fiftieth anniversary of tbe attie, bas completed the mode1. he monument is to be surmounted ith a large figure of Gen. Robert . Lee, seated on Traveller, his old ivorite horse. At the base of tbe monument will e a group, tbe work of Artist Siev rs, which depicts the followers of ie lost cause in the closing days of ie struggle. In the center is seat d a young cavalry officer, carrying he flag of the State, on which is a eal of the Old Dominion. Strewn n the ground are the remnants of annon and the broken wheels. To he left are to be seen an infantry ian on the march, another infantry ian engaged in biting elf a car ridge for his rifle, wbile an arti! jrvman is shown in action at close angt-, firing witta a heavy revolver, 'o the right is seen an infantryman lobbing bis rifln and repelling an ttack, with a second don ble-quick ? g tn the front, while on the ex rama right stands a young buglar ounding a charge. Critics who have been permitted o visit the studio of Mr. Sievers as ert tbat it is a remarkable piece of rork and that it is one which will Carani attention and place him in he ranks of the foremost sculptors f the world. Mr. Sievers is a na? ive of Richmond. Virginia has made arrangements to lave the survivors of Pickett's di ?ision participate in the anniversary text year, providing the money to >ay the way of those who cannot af ord to make the trip. The Pickett nen will be the guests of the Phila lalphin Brigade Association at tbe ?eremonies. State's Exhibit Awarded Prize in Washington Health Commissioner Williams has just received notice that the pxhihit sent by the Board of Health lo the recent International Congress of Hygiene and Demography re? ceived the approval of the distin? guished judges and was awarded a certificate of merit. State bea I tb officers are much pleased at this announcement, as tba Virginia exhibit was of a char? acter not calculated to attract atten? tion in the vast array of exhibits in Washington. Where other States and cities portrayed graphically and at great expense the various aspects of their work, the State Board of Health sent only a small exhibit of the literature it uses in j preaching the gospel of good health ia Virginia. Its "rural sanita? tion" literature, the matter used in acquainting the people with tha new vital statistics law and the various publications on communicable dis eases constituted the State's dis play. But the Board nf Health feels greatly complimented at the atteu tion and distinction given its exbib it by the committee on awards, com? posed us that committee was of tbe ieadiog sanitarians of the country. U. D. C. to Meet in Washington For the tirst time in the history of their organization the United Danghtera of the Confederacy will hold their annual convention in Washington and will be extended the welcome of the city by Presi? dent Taft, a son of a Union soldier. The convention will open Novem? ber IS, One thousand Daughters from the South will be there. One of theobjects in holding the conven? tion there is to lay the cornerstone of a monument to the Confederate dead in Arlington cemetery. The convention will hold its open? ing session in Continental Hall. Business sessions will be held at the New Willard hotel. A monument to the memory of Un? ion soldiers was unveiled in the National Cemetery at Culpeper Thursday in the presence of a large crowd. Governor Mann of Virginia, and Governor Taner of Pennsylv - nia,were amongthespeakers. Of thc 1.397 dead IOU ara Pennsylvanians, HAT SOUTHERN MEN HAVE DONE FOR LIBERTY Record of Words and Deeds That Thrilled the World A Southern mao, Patrick Henry, ?fore the cid House of Burgesses, Virginia, thrilled mankind with e undying words, "Give me liber or give me death." A Southern man. Thomas Jeflfer m, penned the Declaration of In spendoce, the world's model char r of liberty. A Southern mae. George Wash ig'on, against tue most adverse >rt*oes, led tbe patriot armies of Mr forefathers to fiual victory. A Southern man again, Thomas eflerson, by the Txiuisiana Pur hi?si'. added to our country all that irritory comprising the States of ouisiana, Arkansas. Missouri, jwa, Minnesota. Kansas, the Dako? ta, Nebraska, Coloiada, Montana, daho, Oregon, Washington, Wyom igand Oklahoma. A Southern man. Andrew Jack? in, commanded tbe fathers and tandfathers of the veterans of Lee nd Forest, Wheeler and Johnston t New Orleans, inflicted the blood *st defeat upon a proud and disci lined British army ever sustained here such army was not totally de troyed. A Southern man, James Monroe, ttered those momentous words 'hich gave to the powers of Europe onclusive warning that any future ttempts to establish their colonies pen any foot of that hemisphere iscovered by Columbus would not e toleiated by the American people. A Southern man, John Forsyth,of eorgia. added to our territory the liviera of the New World,the"Land f Flowers," the vast empire of 'lorida. A Southern man, Sam Houston, at an Jacinto, won from Santa Anna be empire of Texas. A Southern man, Winfield Scott, >f Virginia, planted tbe stars and tripes above the halls ot tbe Mon ezumas. A Southern man. Zachary raylor of Louisiana, led tbe gallant rolunteeru of our country from Palo -Vito. Resaca de la Palma via Mon? terey to Buena Vista, -.nd there on the bloody slopes of that famous field the Mississippi Rifles,with un? flinching valor and deadly aim for hoars rolled back und swept away the charging columns of Mexico. In command of the American regiment, stood their colonel, a Southern man. His name, Jefferson Davis. As tbe result of th?<-e victories, under the presidency of a Southern man. James K. Polk, through the treaty of Gaudelupe Hidalgo, to our coun? try was annexed the territory com? prising the vast States of California, Utah, Nevada, Now Mexico and Arizona. It will thus be seen, except in the acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii, which are to be accredited to North? ern diplomacy, ano of the insular : possessions, in which the particip.a I tion of Confederate veterans aud j their sons were surpassed by none ! ?every foot of that vast empire, much more than half of our territory ' which has been acquired since the peace with Great Britain, is iMrect ly ascribable to the statesmanship, the constancy, the foresight, ur the daring cf Southern men?Wesleyan Christian Advocate. Sunday Eggs to Pay Church Debt The women in the congregation of the Methodist church at Ellendale, Del., have agreed to contribute every egg laid on Sunday on their farms toward the chm ca debt. It is astonishing tbe amount of money that has been raised in this manner. The Ellendale church was heavily in debt until recently, when this plan was adopted. As soon as the present debt is paid off they intend to continue to raise money by this novel method for the purpose of making the need? ed improvements to the church and parsonage. Richmond News leader: Rock? bridge county Democrats contribut? ed |il,400 to tbe Wilson-Marshall campaign fund. Their loyalty to the party and liberality are being held up as constituting an example by tbe nsapers ail over th* country.