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THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE.
EetaUiahed 1736 by William Parka First to Publrth thelDeclaration of Indepe adence- W. C Johnston. Editor ana Publisher?
VQL. 175 (Old Series.) VOL XX. (New Series.) NO. 26 WILLIAMSBURG. VA.. NOVEMBER 14 1912. $150 FER YKAR
MISS PARSLEY WINS
LirriE VIRGINIA JOHNSON
MISS JONES T
Miss Parsley won the piano and:
the contest is over. The ending was
nan-rally a sad one for trie con-'
test ants and while the disappointed
ones were prety good "sports," it
eras painful to The Gazette as it was
to them to see them lose. We wish
we could give a piano to each con?
testant, but as it was known from
the beginnnicg that only one could
win, that should govern the ac.ions
ot the losers. This newspaper treat?
ed all contestants alike, and the win?
ner complied with all the rules and
regulations, gaining the victory by
securing the greatest number of sub
On the last count nearly 100 new
subscriptions were turned in. Miss
Jones leading in the number of new
ones, Miss Parsley second. Miss
Johnson third and Miss Pilkington
1 fourth. Miss Jones turned in during
the contest by far more new sub?
scriptions than any other contestant,
so in the mttter of increasing ths
circulation of the paper, she accorr
plished the most for us. as it was in
crease of circulation that we wert
after. Following is the vote as i
stood tt the last count:
Miss Parsley. ..329.151
.Miss Johnson. .304.07
Miss Simonson. 3,0<>
Miss Pilkington. 2.44
Miss Letth. 62
The total of the votes of tbe thre
highest were as fellow::
Miss Johnson.. .511.55
Miss Parslev was declared by th
judges to be the winner of the cap
tal prize. Miss Johnson, the secon
prize, the handsome leather coucl
given by the York Furniture Co
and valued at $25. Miss Jones b
ing the next highest, selected tl
pretty little watch, given by the O
Dominion Variety Shop. H. B. Wes
cott. proprietor. But Miss Jones i
ready having a watch, did not ca
for the prize and was given wh
she asked for it in money by T
Gazette, we being -anxious to satis
everybody. The following is t
order of the winners and each a
?kindly call and select the prize
the order of the vote. The ti
highest will have her choice and
down till all are taken: Miss Simc
son, Miss Pilkington. Miss Lea
Mrs. Sweeney. Miss Scheie.
who did any work at all will rece
The Publisher's Music Co.. wh
put on the contest, lived up to ev<
promise made and it was a pleas
to do business with them. Just
sson as the winner was declared I
was given an order on Mr. Hue
and she had the handsome piano
her house before night fell. WI
The Gazette is probably done foi
time with contests of this kind, ii
no fault of the firm that put it
here. We commend them and
men connected with them to otk
who may do business with th
They were "square."
. The contestants, especially Mi
Parsley. Jones and Johnson dc
The Gazette to thank those
aided them in any way and to as
all that what they did is highly
predated. The Gazette desires
to tay that the contest has i
more successful than wc had ai
pated, tor cooditious were bad
at this time. The loyalty of
1 **>ccpk herc to Thc Gazette was
FIRST PRIZE IN
i'S PIANO IONTF.ST
A CLOSE SECOND, WITH
HIRD IN IACE
ticulary gratifying and the many
words of co nmendation given us
through the contestants will long be
To show the magnitude of the
contest we say that about 600 sub?
scriptions were handled during the
contest and many thousands of cou?
pons. One merchant alone, and he
began using the coupons only a
month befere the close. used over
1000 coupons. Most of tne mer
chants really ei.joyed the contest
and made many fric.ds by their
willingness to enter into its spirit
and aid the * oung ladies. It has no
1 doubt made them many permanent
customers and if it has we are pleas?
ed with this feature of the contest.
If any merchant failed to profit by
the contest it was his own fault.
The Gazette distributed among
the contestants $35 in gold which at
least reimbuf sed them for their post?
age. We are glad it is over, and it
1 was all pleasant till the end. But
we arc always sorry for the losers.
I MUSICAL GREATLY ENJOYED
The sacred musical given in Bru?
ton Parish church Sunday night wa;
attended bv a very large congrega
lion which greatly enjoyed thc beau
titul and inspiring service. Thi
service opened with an organ recite
by Miss Wright, which was beauti
lhere was no seimon, the 45
minute service being taken up most
ly with the singing of familiar hymn*
The choruses were especially we
rendered and a duet by Mrs. Bridg
and Mr. Van Horn was rendered i
splendid stvie These musicals ar
becoming more and more popul*
and will no doubt be a feature of th
worship at Bruton Parish this winte:
Lackey, Va., Nov. 12?Mr. Alv
Schell, of Belltield. spent the wee!
end with Mr. Baker Bull, at Queei
Mrs. Percy Schell and sister spe
Sunday evening with Mrs. Rot
Miss Jemima Schell spent Su
day night with Miss Louise Olive:
Mr. C. A. Johnson spent Sund
afternoon withjMr. Thomas Lack*
Mr. Richard Bull. Archie Rip!
and Miss Pneobe Bull called on M
Eva Hogge Sunday night.
Mrs. A. D. Vanpelt called on M
R. W Schell Sunday.
Grove. Va.. Nov. 13?Mr. a
Mrs. Wills Wynne and child
spent Sunday with Mr. Bob Wyn
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher and ch
ren spent Sunday with Mrs. Jc
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Fenton,
T~ Newport News, spent Sunday v
'the former's sister. Mrs. V.
Mrs. J. D. Kelley, who has b
quite sick, is slowly recovering.
Miss Lucy Kirby left for New]
?sire j-cws Sunday evening to visit i
sorc Mrs. B R. Skillman spent h
*p" day evening with Mrs. R. Skilln
**lsoj Mrs. Lewis and Mrs Swai
k>*e.n spent Friday evening with Mrs.
?lici" D. Kelley
For Bad Blood
4B0UT PEOPLE YOU KNOW
GOSSIP OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Mr. F. W. Warner has been quite
sick at his home. Port Ideal on the
James, this week.
Mr. W. S. Hitchens. well known
in the county, met with an accident
a few days ago that came near end?
ing in his death. His team ran away
with him, threw him out and the
wheels passed over his body. An
examination showed that two ribs
were broken and that he was injured
internally. He was in town Monday,
however, looking none the worse for
his experience, but was still pretty
A larger crowd than usual was in
town last Saturday and one of the
merchants said he did the larges!
Saturday business on record. Th*.
streets up-town were crowded all
day and things looked normal again
Many farmers express themselves a!
pleased with tbe proposed auctiot
sale and will have something to sell
Col. John K. Saunders, of Saluda
one of the best known men is tht
eastern part of the state, and a mern
ber of the state senate, spent las
Sunday in town with his friend. Dr
Brown, auperintendent of the hospi
tal. Dr Brown accompanied him t.
Richmond Monday morning.
Mr. Spencer Lane has returne.
from another trip in the interest c
tbe West Point Oyster Packing nous*
and reports business good.
Mr. Farmer, do not sell that mil
cow, get up all the pigs, calve:
fowl, useless vehicles, farm impl<
ments, etc., and bring them into tb
auction on the 27. Let us coo*;
crate to make this first auction <
sufficient importance to bring buye
at the next one. The more buyer
bigger the prices.
Mr. Galba Vaiden has been
Birmingham, Ala., this week, a
tending the convention of the I
Capt. Lane and Capt. Mayna
were in West Point Mon^a ll
Tuesday where they purchased
the estate ot the late Morgan Tn
a wharf and warehouse. The pt
chase was made as an investment.
Dr. H. U. Stephenson, of Toat
was in Williamsburg yesterday moi
ing on his way to Richmond whi
he went to see several patients
has in hospitals there.
Mr. J. L. Bundy, who is at worV
Cumberland, Md., with a railrc
company, is expected home in a .
days to visit his family.
Mr. W. B. Braithwaite infor
The Gazette that the bridge over
causeway at Jamestown Island
been condemned by goverra*
engineers, and people are war
that it is unsafe for automobile]
heavy traffic of any kind.
Chas. Lanier, a merchant who
been doing business at Five Fo
has made an assignment to C.
Ayers as trustee. The amoun
the asstes, which consist of st
on hand, fixtures and open accot
is small. Mr. Lanier will engag
Mr. W. A. Apperson was in R
mond Tuesday, he having very
portent business on hand.
The Rev. E. Ruffiu Jones
been in Norfolk this week wher
went to attend a missionary coi
ence of the Episcopal church.
Rev. John Hethorn, of the Pre
?terian church, has been atten
a conference of the ministers of
Norfolk Presbytery in Nea
News this week.
Mr. Floyd Powell, well ki
former resident of this county,
of OM Point, was here for a
days' hunt and succeeded in ba?
ot* wild tukey for each (lay.
YOUNG NEGRO BOY
Sunday's Times-Dispatch says:
"Archer Blast, a negro boy. fifteen
years of age. who is charged with an
attempted assault on a white girl,
eight years old, in Charles City
County, was last night brought to
Richmond and lodged in the Henrico
County Jail by Constable D. H.
The offense of which Ellis is ac?
cused took place Thursday afternoon.
Tbe victim at his alleged attempt is
the daughter of Edward Adam, a
prominent cit.zen of Roxbury. The
child's screams frightened her as?
sailant away before serious injury
was done her.
Following a brief s-arch Elis wei
arrested and p'.aced in the Charlei
City Jail. When the story became
known popular excitement ran high
and ind tizens heard rumor!
of lynchings. Reports from th*
i county yesterday showed tbat th<
1 ardor was cooling down, and that nc
violence was probab
In order to be on the safe side
however. Judge D. Gardiner Tyler
of the Charles City Cucuit Court
ordered that the prisoner be trans
ferred to the Henrico County} ?
and it was in pursuance of that orde
that Constable Myort brought
here last night. He will be detaine.
d here probably until his trial is callee
Norge. Va.. Nov. 12th?The n
mains of Aslak O. Hauag. who die
last Friday morning at his boa
near Lightfoot, was laid to rest ye
t.3-day afternoon at Bethany Churc
burying ground, in the presence ot
large crowd of sympathizing
and relatives, the services were pe
formed by the pastor Rev. Edwai
E. Brekhus. Mr. Haug had n
been sick though he was 81 years
age. He had been failing for sot
time. Last Friday morning wh
out after a pail of water, dropp
dead in the yard. He is surwv
by his wife and several sons and st
sons, all of whom have the sympat
of their many friends in this vicini
One of his sons Mr Ole Haug.
Alexander, Iowa, came here to
tend the funeral.
Mrs. S. P. Lary, who has b*
spending some time at Washingt
D. C. visiting her sister, has retun
Mrs. John Pitts, who has b<
visiting relatives in Newport Ni
*or the past week or more, has
Mr. J. H Kinde visited friend
Newport News last Friday night
Mrs. Oscar Wentzel. of Ba
Lake, Minn , is here visiting her
rents Mr. and Mrs. Ole Bentsen.
Miss Mary Pitts, of Norfoll
visiting her parents Mr. and 1
Mr. Lloyd Massenburg, who
vels for a N. Y. glove factory
who has been on the road fot
past month or more has reta
and is stopping at his farm on *.
Mr E. E. Rettie, who at one
lived in Williamsburg has beei
cured by Mr. Massenburg, to ma
the farm, he intends to raise stcx
a main business.
Miss Bessie Strader. of Peters!
is here visiting her parents Mr.
Mrs. J. S. Strader.
Mrs. H. A. Bergh and Miss M
Smith, of Williamsburg, wa
Richmond last Saturday visitinj
latter's si**t*T alisa Rose, who i
tending business college.
Miss Ellen Anderson, has go
lg\og Norfolk to spend some time wit
sister Miss Nelia.
TAKE YOUNG NEGRO
[SEVEKAL ENRAGED PARE
Monday a young negro man. who"
has <a Matty, was taken oe*
into the woods across from the C. &
O. depot | aaa * sound floggmg
arith sto I and ai.owed
three day i to get his aft
here aod .e<?ve sburg never
to return. J adding .rom the temper
of the men who gave the warning.
we would advise the negro to make
hims i eady
far away fro .amsburg.
For some - | rls have
in a vague wiy bec .heir pa
rents that a c3>or<-d nan was ex.
mg himself in aa tat mani,
passing a certain tchoot. It wt
nally BtO it the man
caildren spoke of .vas G who
droves grocer's wagon. Some ot
the parents and uis
ing the outrage at the depot Monday
when the accused ena i drove up on
and errand for his
angry men toot* the ne?:ro over in
the woods and after q kesuocaiag him.
eeded in getting a cor.ress.on
.'rom him. H- seid he di lo't "mern
anything ig what he
But tne men who h <d aim rr
business. Fhe florine was enterec
into with a * . and cnanv a
strone limb was avoca to a fra--..
tne brute's buck, rle was abou
the sorest specimen in the state whet
his tormenters sent him away wits
tne warning to get au i stay "got.*
s probe hy seeking a new houa<
by this time
This is the first occurrence ot tb
jsjkind ever known here. U has bea
years I BBB has give
any offense even ber dering on thi
nature, tor those who live here et
pecially ere orderly and taapt
to everybody. It is usually the ba
negroes w-o are run away
nome and cou-c here that give an
.ainst w .en and whi
cn naa just as weil say thc
is waiting the next case of this kin
AN OPPORTUNE FUR
rc. The V.rginia Pol j echoic I
I announces a ne - cot rse in Agnc
s rn ture. The V. P. I. already has
tour years' course ii Agriculture
the tra.mug QI | .urul Ipa]
a two years' course in Ag
for the training ot y ung men v
expect to engage in farming; <
several courses of o. e mooth ea
given in the winier, or the iastn
ion of farmers and thea sons,
new course lasts 0013- four days,
will be given this ye at rrom Deo
ocr 31st to January JJ. It is
practical farmers who cannot sc
a longer time from thetfl work, he
the name "Farmers' Week."
The .preliminary announceme
just received, state that the 1
dayl will be devoted to discuss
of some ot tne moat important pi
iems of Virginia faimeis. indue
metnods of maintainiig soil terti]
the use ot fertilizers, corn.grass
potato growing, crop rotations.
ry ing. the farm orchard, the bri
ing and feeding of live stock, ll
aod other subjects will bc aisctv
in a practical way bx- the igricoii
qc to j aa-lt/o* the V. P. I. ead B
h her (namba., o. Sax 1 ;.o.t? diffc
-part, at thc state aod irom 0
OUT IN WOODS
T HIM TO FLOGGING
NTS CHASTISE INE Oil
states. Taro hotsrs each day will ba
a*tevo%id to demonstrations o' im
potrtant farm operations. The Vir?
ginia State Corn Growers' Associa?
tion will meet at BUcks***arf dtuiavg
mmae1 vVeek. and will have a
competitive exhibit ot corn.
.Vr*-*-* wat be small. It is probable
that the railroads ari.l grant re-docod
rates, and visitors anil bc bOaMtaa*-d
oy the Coilega at cost. No faa is
charged. Since P.rmeis' Week
comes during tne holiday f*easoo.
*vbecA tne regular stn 'entsare absent.
oilega wul oe abie lo tain cara
I idea that the* As*rricaltorai
College has a duty to the mature
saTcri of the state, as well as to
ne corni: f tew yomeg maia
a ho matncu.ate as regular stu-deats,
\t now ge recoa/niied. Nearly
--very Agncu.rural^Couege now of
eis short, winter! courses, and at
I nany Farmers' We*?k. similar to
nat esuo.sh -a by V*. P. I has beea
a protiubie rcature for-*?-reral years.
?Ve hope our farmers will go to
?asburg io large auraoer*.. The
?taral CoUaa**p was estahiiiaasd
to serve nera of the state,
farad oopo-ftunity for
tnem to get in touch wu.-.
OUTS FROM DASH
Dash. Va.. Nc -Mrs M. C.
eJSn. Caesnut uuv*. .1 very
d The he-use oi a nearro man, who s
s name is VS ;. was de
i- stroyed b - .. 1
We we -htaaj ta have Mr.
.. Ur. I Lid Mr. Da
oyed their speeches very much
R. F. D. NO. I NtiWS NOTES
vere very much pit
en they told us we would have a
-?two-room .ouse next v ear.
.ont think any other school
I predate it more th tn are will.
Our school will have Patrons Day
lay Nov. 15. our league will also
meet on that day. It will begin
tne sftemoon at 2 o'clock. We
pe all the patron:, will be present.
I JJ r superintendent Mr. .V B.
:?jgin v-sitea ou* . chool Tues-ray.
We are a **ays dd ia* ht ed
) see Mr. Coggin. a, he is such an
.spiration to bot! teacher and
1 a I pup
ure j mwwmwmm
rho Bacon. Va. Nov 13?Mr. Eu
md gene Budd spent Sunday arith friends
aaaa at Neck of Land.
ict- Mr. D. J. Mepham. of Neck of
roe Land, is bradding a new barn
and Mr E W Warburton has started
em- up hii saw mill on St. George's,
for I Miss F.orence Wilso* spent San
?are day arith the Misses Robinson.
ince Mr. Montague fbompsoo aod
Miss Nannie Wu km soo spent Sua
-*-*->? day with Mrs. J. R Austin.
!our Mrs. E. D. Ric -atrdsoo is oat
ions again arter a two weeks' iiloeae.
rob- Mr. E. C. Nift^atiiw^Ja aod
ling daughter. Miss Fannie, spetu Saa
?***- day with Mr. J. R. Aastin.
*?*?<-? Miss Virgtnii Hitchcns spent
dai- SaaTrday with Mrs*. S. M. Staiassca
imo* at Powhatan farm.
iesc %?r. and Mrs. amore Davis -**-*-cat
mtd Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
?srral I Vaiden.
rent) CHILDI AX
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