Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Messenger (Newspaper) - May 3, 1910, Beckley, West Virginia VOL 1 BECKLEY W VA TUESDAY MAY 3 1910 NO 4 HIGH SCHOOL DISCUSSED AT A LARGELY ATTENDED MEETING AT THE COURT HOUSEYESTERDAY Its Objects and Advantages Dis cussed by Prof J Frank Marsh of the Department of Free Schools FIRE AT SPRAGUE Destroyed Blacksmith Shop and Valuable Machinery Fire which was discovered ab out ten oclock on Saturday night which started in the blacksmith shop connected with the mines of the New River Company at Spragiie completely destroyed that structure which was one of the best equipped of any similar establishment in this coal field the machinery destroyed includ ing a considerable quantity of new electrical equipment which was DISTRICT PRIMARY DETERMINED UPON BY THE SENATORIAL COMMITTEE ON YESTERDAY Names of Candidates For U S Senate to Go On Ticket and Stale Senator to Be Gov erned by the Result The court room was well filled with interested tax payers 011 Monday afternoon tolisten to a discussion of the district high o uvr Minj jy iv j cvj school proposition which is to be at the works were also destroyed voted upon by the people of Town which loss will fall upon theiridi just about fcOjbe installed A large quantity of tools The committee for the seventh senatorial district met at the of beificeof A A Lilly yesterday longing to the miners employed three of the four members with district this month The meeting was presided over by J W Max who introduced the princi pal speaker J Frahk Marsh of the state department of free schools who in an in teresting and convincing manner the advantages to he derived by the general public through the establishment of high schools in each district and directed atten tion to the fact that while West Virginia has asyet only about 50 district highschools Virginia has about 150 Kentucky 100 Ohio 500 and Pennsylvania 900 while Maine has an annual average of 25000 high school graduates Referring cost of the contemplated building Mr Marsh showed thata buildingamply ad equate for the purpose modern ly every detail could be constructed at a cost not ex ceeding the payment of which would be spread out over a quarter of century so that the annual addition to thetax tickets would be so small as to be scarce ly preceptible and even that in crease wduld be principally paid by those who had themselves re ceived the benefits of the school vidual miners It was at first reported that it was the tipple which adjoins the burned building that was on fire but this report fortunately proved to be incorrect Had the tipple been destroyed the boiler house and power house would al so have been burned and it would have thrown a large number of men out of work until the struct ures could have The property was been rebuilt insured and will be rebuilt at once SAME OLD STORY A Freight Train and Hand Car Collide With Fatal A party of Italians on a hand way Ral railway ron the result car disputed the right of with a freight train on the eigh Southwestern Saturday afternoon the coming present gen leing that one of the Italians was instantly killed and another so badly injured that even should he recover he will be a cripple for life both legs having been crushed and a portion of his face torn away Several similar acci dents have taken place on this road within the past few months the chairman J Coon Pack of Mercer bejng present the ab sentee W S Eputz formerly of Bluefield but resident of Calif ornia hWihg given his proxy to Maj W B Honaker of Princeton The committee by a vote of tkvo to one decided that Mr moved from the state could not legally hold membership on the committee and consequently had no authori ty to issue a proxy The com mittee then proceeded to fill the vacancy the vote standing two for J T Acres of Bluefield and one for Maj Honaker the chair man being entitled to a vote only in case of a tie As the commit tee now stands three of the mem bers are credited with favoring the candidacy of Dr Martin while one favors Mr Baker The action of the committee is embodied in the following call RY ELECTION FOR SEVENTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT BE IT RESOLVED By the Re publican Executive Committee of the seventh senatorial district of West Virginia at a meeting held this the 2nd clay of May 1910 at the law office of A A Lilly in the city of Beckley West Vir in other words the cost would ln each case due to the fact that jginia pursuant to call legally giv travelers to and from the mines i en on the line of the road neglect the republican be largely paid bj rather than by the eration jthe Jn9st ordinary precautions j candidate for the nomination for Prof McDarmitl in response iwhen tlespassing on the railroad jthe state senate for the seventh to requests from the audience al1 j senatorial district of West Virgin so spoke in favor of the move Tulips Aid Sfwwv a to be voted foiv at the next ment to increase the educational Ladies Aid Society The Ladies Aid Society of the attention however to the fact Presbyterian church will with Mrs C L Beckner meet next I general election be nominated I by primary election to be held Jin the counties comprising the I said seventh senatorial district 4i ji us vj u cecKiier next that there were differences of Wednesd ay afternoon at half past opinion as to whether the lugh j two 0clod of which said primary shall be held m the manner and form prescri afternoon as heretofore Matters of importance will be school proposition were the most advantageous at this time tho it was generally recognized by the w M our present school facilities areBak each questedto be the net result of tlie meeting was a decided awakening of in terest in favor of the proposition bad by law retaries of the various county committees within five days after said county committee ascertains the result and that notice of con test shall be filed in duplicate with the chairman and secretary of the senatorial committee within ten days after the result is so certified by the county commit tees as aforesaid and that said senatorial committee shall meet at the law office of A A Lilly in the city of Beckley West Virgin ia at oclock p m on the 26th day of July 1910 and ascer tain and declare the result of said primary eleetion held as afore said and that the certificate of nomination be issued and certified in the manner required by law declaring the person receiving the greatest number of votes in said district for said office the re publican nominee to be voted for as aforesaid at said primary election to be held as aforesaid that a senatorial executive com mittee for said district be elected as follows that is to say each county comprising said district shall elect a member of said com mittee and that a chairman be elected by the entire district with a rightto vote in case of a tie and that the election of said cemnnttcc be certified to the said senatorial committee which shall on the 2Gtlv day of July 1910certify aiVd duclavcthe re sult of the election of said execu tive committee of said senatorial j district and that said commit tees term of office shall begin as soon as the result of said primary election as aforesaid shall be de clared announced and all prospective candidates for the United States senate be voted for at said prim ary election throughout the sev enth senatorial district and that the candidate nominated under and by virtue of this call for state senate be considered instruc ted to vote for the candidate for the United States senate receiv ing the greatest number of votes throughout the entire district 11 SEVENTHThat this resolu tion be published in at least one republican newspaper of gener al circulation in said senatorial district as and for the call for the primary election as herein provided for Signed at Beckley W Va on May 2nd 1910 by order of said committee J C PACK Chairman A A LILLY Secretary is re CITY BONDS ARE SOLD QUICK ACTION AS SOON AS THE RIGHT MAN GOT ON THE JOB Hon I C Prince Given Author ity to Make Deal Saturday Night and Disposed of Them on Monday MRS ALEX WATTS Rev Dead of thg j Robert o establish district high school InsuraA and there is little doubt that with Roanoke gundav by a telegram the question fairly presented to the people the vote in its favor Qiwix m 4 j That the candidate I receiving the highest number of j votes for said nomination in In Charleston Sunday and district be declared the nominee Brought Here for Burial for said office j Mrs Alex Watts of Chaeles THIRD The said primary shall ton died at her residence in that be held in the manner and form j city last Sunday after an illness designated or hereafj of several months duration and m i t ia IVJ W I CVllvi ter to be designated by the the remains were brought here will be so overwhelming as to as tonish even its advocates ous executive committees of the Jon Monday accompanied by D r d orR n d ol Ben D Keller He offers an excellent opportunit announcing the serious illness of ot his father Rev Watts of that uy u counties comprising the said dis1 G Lilly and wife of Charleston trict provided no action of said1 and A C Chambers and Miss executive committees be incon Bettie Chambers of Huntingtou sistent with this call relatives of the announcing death of Mr Watts P to here him in here yesterday postmaster S W he as aove set forth in all of cemetary en Monday the sevi VilleyJ C Watkins E C M counties on or before the 9th Wm ad P day of July 1910 and the result Fallen of he M E duirch those who I of such primaries be certified in Mrs Watte was a half siste of students sight t came over to look after business duplicate to the chairman and Judge J T McGinnis of thfe Bcckley Call and see matters and to exchange greetsecretary of said senatorial comcity and has othe ei In accordance with a call issued last week the city council met in special session last Saturday night for thepurpose of taking action in regard to the disposal of the city improvement bonds the issue of which was authoriz ed last summer All of the members of the council were present with the exception of Mr Bumgardner who was out of the city The committee which has here tofore had charge of the negotia tions for the sale of the bonds was relieved from further duty and Hon I C Prince was au thorized to act as the representa tive of the council in conducting further negotiations Mr Prince left for Cincinnati on the following morning and on Monday wirecl to councilman Meadows thaU bonds had been sofd at par which is prob ablya little better than could have been expected considering the fact that through an over sight in the ordinance the interest was made payable annually instead of semi annually as is the rule with mu nicipal bonds Mr Prince is to be congratulat ed upon the promptness with which he satisfactorily concluded the business entrusted to him and he is entitled to the full credit for the fact that the much needed street improvements may now be reasonably expected to be gotten under way with but little further delay Virginian Conductor Killed Joseph Daniels a freight con ductor on the Virginian Railway fell from a freight train at Clarks Gap and had both legs cut off below the knee The in jured man was brought to Mate ka where it was found that it would be necessary to take him from the train and give him im mediate surgical attention as it was feared that he would die from loss of blood before he could be conveyed to a hospital There he remained until noon when a reaction set in resulting in his death Daniels was riding the front end of a string of cars which was being shifted for a sidinjj when a sudden application of the air brakes threw him in front of the train three cars passing over his limbs His home was at and he is survived by a wife jand three children ings with their friends mitteebythe chairmen and sec1 this section Misses Mary and Chub Cald well have returned from Coving ton Va where the former has ibeen visiting friends and the 1 latter teaching school
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.