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Messenger (Newspaper) - February 13, 1917, Beckley, West Virginia VOLUME VII VIRGINIA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13 29 Will BE I Which is Favored By City Council ani Raleigh County Citizens Legislators are Asked by Resolution of City Government to Use influence to Have Enacted Law Giving Better Passenger to County It is understood that a lull will be introduced this week in the legislature in which the people of this county and this city are very much interested though the is designed to relieve a situation that exists at many points I state The inthe pro I posed that particularly meets with the approval of Raleigh county citi a provision to compel the rail furnish adequate passenger a branch line that is serving 20000 or more people At points on the B O the C O and other railroads where branch lines run through populous sections there has been a tendency by the railroads to give the smallest amount of passen ger service that they could possibly j give and escape general public disap proval This has been the case on the branch of the Chesapeake I Ohio Should this become a law it check this tendency and the rail road will obliged to furnish suffi cient trains to care for the passenger service resulting from connection with main line trains Since it has been learned that the Till will be presented to the legislature much favorable comment been heard in regard to its merits The guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con viction shall be fined not less than nor move than for HENRY WILLIAMSON IH TOILS George Attests Man and fense I Finds Many Pints of Liquor That the city council lias realised the need for n law of the kind ill the F C George was called said is fully established by the resto Sophia Monday to serve a passed it ii regular meeting of Qn Henry charged with that body on Monday night February having sold liquor The constable went ii and which follows to the home of tlic negro and pinned Whereas the City of Beckley is the him county seat of Raleigh county West the house arrest and then searched on a search Two Virginia and has a population of four j dangerous looking guns were found one thousand 4000 or j a IS calibre Smith Wesson special and and the other a 32 calibre But the Whereas the business interests and thing that got the constables progress of the city and county are so to speak was a butchering instru retarded by the lack of made from something that looked passenger railway facilities and like a screwdriver At least the han Whereas there are no passenger serving thc city of county which will permit of ingress and egress of its ly the and Ohio Railway Company although it is thc chief artery of transportation of its thirtyfive thousand 35000 nnd much delay and excessive cost is incurred by the of thc county on account of the inadequate passenger facilities Therefore be it resolved by thc com of the city of Beckley that the mayor and city council urge the delegates from Raleigh county and Senators W P Hawley and C C Coulter from this district to use every legitimate means to have enacted a to regulate passenger trains and to sf ford this community relief this stagnant condition and that a copy of this resolution under the seal of the council be mailed to each of thc above representatives with a re quest that they urge the passage of such as will meet the needs of our and county Hugh A Dunn Mayor R V Martin C C Calloway Dr Robt Wriston Council A true copy from the record Teste Aubrey O Smith Recorder It is understood that the Business Mens Association of the city will take the matter up tonight and endorse the Mil passing i resolution calling on the A to require passenger trains to stop at all this district ann the rep from this county to use to favor the f to at pres or branch lines serving a community or territory of not less than 20000 peo pie and at junctions with other rail I roads to make reasonable connections j 1 with other passenger trains nt such j points to require passenger service on I certain branch lines of railroads to rej JUDGE WILL PRESIDE I quire for passengers at such junctions and intersections and Instead of Judge Miller at February I the employment of proper agents at Term of Circuit Court I such places with proscribed duties and providing penalties for the violation of juit Albert Williams is in receipt Mill the provisions hereof Be it enacted by the legislature of West Virginia Section 1 Every railroad company passenger trains on any rail road i this state shall stop all its main line trains at every junction f a letter from Judge of Hinton judge of the 7th judicial circuit instructing he clerk that vn of i branch lines which branch line neve people or mure mor are transported and at evey junction or with nny railroad over passengers are carried nud make reasonable con with the passenger trains run over said branch lines or over connecting railroads Provided how designate one train running each way each day over its line not subject to the above provisions but not more ever that the railway company may over its line not subject to the above See 2 Every railroad company owning or operating a branch line in this state which branch line runs into a territory inhabited by at least 20 000 people shall provide and maintain ludge Fisher of Button hold the coming term of circuit instead of Judge Miller No given by Judge Miller for his inability to he present Me said in the letter that he would probably be here for a part of thc be nest Indue Fisher is known here by sev eral of the attorneys at the Raleigh county bar He is 1 democrat and judge of the circuit court of county Judge Fisher is known to be an able jurist nnd the exchange of seems to meet with favorable approval j die was that of a and the blade a long concern had been flattened out and sharpened A fearful looking contraption whatever the purpose for which it was intended A home made scabbard had also been made for the knife The gun and knife were found in a together with seven pints of A farther a containing several quarts of whiskey under thc floor The prisoner artillery and whiskey was brought to this city where Wii was remanded to jail He will be tried before Squire on the harge of yelling liquor The state will have no charge against the possession of the guns or knife as they were found not upon his person but in a trunk but they will be used as evi dence to show the character of the prisoner HEWS BRIEFLY TOLD Gathered From Many Con for Busy Lyric Mr K A Cranston said by many of the best music tn second John McCormick and tin lyric tenor of America will give in i this city the mouth under j the auspices of the The recital which will lily lie given Navy stations have bein ordered to take steps immediately to re cruit additional men Henry C Hill formerly a in the Carter Opera though the inspector iu West Virginia has amassed place has not as vet a fortune selling upon will He a rare musical biles to the Allies and is now living in retirement in Chicago Harold Moore a pleasing to children and a special price boy of Ashland Ky is dead from burns of admission will be made to children treat for Mr is be received an open grate last week Twelve nien in the MILITARY AND Will Protect American Lives And Property Rights At Sea Ia last week All but have been rescued and fears are entertained for their lives Virginia visited by i He is touring tile of Virginia ami West and Charleston are two of the cities in which he wilt fill engagements Mr Cranston Has been given by the lending newspapers fire last week that damaged property whirl arc the Detroit Free to thc value of Philadelphia Bulletin New York Ambassador ierard left Berlin Fri ami in highest terms of the United States Will Not Declare War Hut America Will Be in State of War if Germany Transgresses Eights of American day February dth according to a Hitch fiom Switzerland tenors Joseph wealthy oil The president of the club requests was burned to death that every member will do all in her in a fire which destroyed the drying power to make tkr recital a plant Aetna Chemical plant last B and lim Nutter engaged in a pistol fight in Charleston Friday morning got was shot four times a bullet through the VILLA DRAWS FIRST BLOOD ene of Fighting is Only 75 Miles South of Feb troops won the first clash in the new campaign for the possession of northern Chihuahua yesterday when Joseph Ynez s of 200 almost annihilated the garrison of the ile fee to troops The first report of the defeat of the garrison at Guzman miles suuth of Juarez was received at K through Villa sources and was con firmed by officials of the here late today The strength of Ibe at from 450 to 530 and it was admitted here unofficially that all but six soldiers had been killed or wounded Reward Smileys Murderer A reward of been offered by parties interested and placed with the officials of this county for the ar rest and conviction of the man who Sam Smiley in Eist lf Stone Coal Kaleigh county on the 18th day of January The parties putting up the money was not given out for publication but talk with the officials of the county inform us that the money has been np and will be paid to the parties who are able to deliver and convict the Marriage Permits License to been issued to the following named parties since the last issue of this paper Andrew Johnson and Allie Ralph Guy Howies and Barbc Lester Conner ami Arthur lee Mas si e S J Lilly nnd Nora Belle ladle and foot Col Ji A who was at one time manager of the hotel here is being spoken for state hotel inspector It is thought that ho may be appointed by Insurance to the amount of was carried on the life of K B Huntingdon lawyer who died in Char leston isst week T Paid Keely of Tains has been ap notary public The has been signed by the gov ernor of Indiana making that state dry 2 1918 Thc upper part of Chesapeake Bay froze over last week and Baltimore was isolated by the water route The ice is from 15 to IS thick and ninety gallons of liquor was poured into thc sewers at Fairmont Friday conviction of for bootlegging It ere ih Fairmont Thomas J has convicted of in the first degree for in the bomb plots in San Fran cisco on July 2 1010 when ten persons were killed Princeton is a coal famine and the city government is consider ing the situation Kvery dealer in the city was out of coal Saturday and way behind with orders Little lame was burned so seriously at Friday that she afterwards died The little girl was ironing doll clothes when her dress caught from the red hot stove The B 0 passenger station al Junction was entered by masked robbers last Saturday the agent bound nnd gagged and in cash taken from the money drawer T Arnett has been arrested at Martinsburg charged with an attempt to rob a store lifter he was shot by a trap gun set by the proprietor of the ST VALENTINES DANCE At the Beckley Draws Bie Crowd Out of Town Guests of The St Valentines dance given bv Mr last Friday night nt the Beckley from to 3 oclock was quite a success and one of the most enjoyable dances ever given in the city The dining room was appropriately decorated with red hearts and cupids through the efforts of Mrs Zimmer man and Mrs nnd the delicious refreshments served at were also emblematic of St Valentine Thirtyfive couples danced to the music rendered by Meades splendid orchestra and quite a number of guest from Hinton Mullens and different sections of the Winding were in besides a representative number of Beckley people Green Has Narrow Escape Fleming Green colored who hauls a narrow escape from death was by nn engine at the crossing nnd demolished Green saw the lime to roll off backwards from the wagon and thereby escaped injury The tcam escaped injury hut the wagon was u total loss Washington Feb fatal step in the controversy between the United States and Germany will not e a declaration of war This decision was reached at a meeting of President Wil sons cabinet which reviewed iu detail the delicate international situation now the country Still waiting for an overt act that will this country to move the president andl his advisers tonight let it be known that the following course has been dri upon When the president is American lives and have been destroyed on the seas in violation of the submarine hedges for made by Germany hit wilt lay matter before congress He will not effect a declaration of war but will ask authority to USD tho military and naval forces for the pro of the lives and rights of Amer at sea lie will then proceed to use thc mili tary and naval forces for the protection of the lives nnd rights of Americans at sen Ile will then proceed to use the nil ami naval forces for this purpose leaving the next move to Germany This would result in state of wur but would leave the tp Berlin It was stated tonight that lent is determined that for between the tivo must rest with Germany and that the United States shall under o force the issue This termination is in line with the endeavors of the administration to pre vent any could be as nn offense or attack to Germany Takes Six to Penitentiary A gunnl arrived here last week from i the at ule diplomatic break Tn Carrying out this determination it was stated tonight that the dent will see to it that no move of m had be various terms in ii sentenced the wore taken to serve the Miard 1 A Jones Hurt fete Calloway and Will Spencer There are still others awaiting the action of the new trial and jury that if t to them term in the state rl upon motions for Court After Power Co The county court has entered an or der the Virginia Power to carry outfits contract as made with county court when the franchise Two Hundred are Dead London Feb hundred lives were lost in an explosion at thc Nobel munitions plant at according wif K ranted for the it received from Amsterdam today The greater of those killed store Seven ships fell victims to the unre Uboat warfare last Saturday i ester Wallace Havana Cuba has been stirred by The little a report of a revolutionary uprising fending the honor of the nation or trans gressing the right of its citizens sln go unpunished Members of the cabinet reported the machinery of the government np t aside verdicts mlt program I I dy the president They woud not say however what plans hnd lon made for protection of American irr ships in their voyages if the dreaded overt act forces the dent to put military forces of the in motion Naval officers uf high he establishment of naval con Child Dies The six months old child of Mr and lied at by pneumonia this afternoon in cemetery ose iu charge of om s death was will be the Wildwood C were women on said branch line reasonable and of of thc COUBtv with adequate o of the record a para1 suitable facilities and safety itl contract for the convenience of the of the that Virginian traveling publie and operate Company agrees to furnish ail lights to from main for thc use of the county pub 50 of for Cran Orphans Awarded Suns Three orphan children of W W Wil within the capital nnd military tions are being taken An immediate investigation into the high prices of foodstuffs has been or dered by the Federal trade commission and thc department of agriculture Pittsburgh was visited by a fire Sat postmistress Switch plant of its kind in the United States postmaster at Sophia Raleigh county The loss is The plant had to succeed M Hawley resigned been recently filling munition orders Twentyfive Americans were aboard Cook Buys Mineral Bights Gets Appointments u Clark has been appointed at Daniels Raleigh line trains And at every junction Since that time the Fuel were allowed a has paying for the light on hi leath of at 20006 people and this paragraph was discovered Wilson every junction point with any other the court wants a refund of by a fa o slote railroad there shall be maintained the money paid in and wants the power at Bankan Ky station house properly j company to furnish the lights free in and lighted and and Competent agent of the railroad com who in addition to his ordinary 11 the future as they agreed to do Harroy for Life Stock The Lilly Land Company who has Urge in city have re ind usual duties as such agent j Will Harvey was sentenced Monday increased its capital jke care that all the aged T f McGinnis to serve a life WWO to The company ac crippled passengers and all j in the penitentiary for his part in to the president J H Lilly i of tender properly Winding trouble Harvey was have sufficient funds at its informed while at such i at he June term to handle its business an the and connecting points criminal court in but sentence wanted to handle it and was 1101 pawed the arguing of s tlie reason for the la motions Monday crease in capital transferred Any railroad company which tr any of iRb or who nkaJI violate any of of hall C U Ward Add John son and W H left oa Smith T J and left Monday for which destroyed the Union county to succeed C L Hoss removed Signal Company the largest William H Calvert has been appointed the British steamer Japanese Prince M Cook owner of the City Cou when the boat was sunk by a Co has bought in weeks sev rme last Saturday Their fate have ral small parcels of mineral rights in not been learned the city proper that will materially in William Burnett was drowned near crease his holdings being to Alderson last Friday while teaching his present lease rights He has pur his sister to skate Thin ice broke chased mineral from Mrs with his weight and he sank Campbell J C Wright and A Secretary Lane has announced that Clark he has assurances from Indians on many of the government reservations that they arc ready toi fight for Uncle Sam in the event of war with a foreign Woir is Secretary John Cornwell has the statement that his pri voys for merchant ships declaring it would prove only partially and would operate to distribute widely the units of the battle fleet which assert should be employed as n st unit On the question of arming Amer ican merchant ships their own de fense all cabinet members of thc White House tonight preserved complete Silence They declared that the rested on the objection of shipping that they have the right to resist un lawful attacks at sea With all eyes in Washington toward the submarine of and destruction administration lenders declared tonight single sofar had furnished the overt net necessary to force the president to act It was pointed out however that great catastrophe in the nature of a violation of American rights or an accumulation of minor violations of those already committed would compel the administration to lay the matter bo fore congress The Washingtons Birthday date of Washington vate secretary would be James W Weir Boston suffered from a fire of a member of the present was according to the calendar at I its last Saturday in the Hotel Lenox j time of birth Feb II This Ohio was visited by an Mr Weir is editor nnd owner of thc Feb 22 when the Gregorian calendar the day Randolph Review nnd newspaper man of much experi nei in thc Hate of Attorney W H Bardla loft Monday Went Virginia II formerly Here to attend la tary to Senator Va rence and T J a a Member of the legislature to City twice before the time lant was adopted in 1752 Thc first to the neir date in lie is said to have been R I As late 1778 apparently used thr old in ing to birthday
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