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Messenger (Newspaper) - February 8, 1912, Beckley, West Virginia DECLARED VICTOR BY MAJORITY OP The Piano Going to cyclopedia Gold Watch and Range to Mrs Meadows and 82500 to Mrs Woods The closing hours oi the piano contest on Inst Thmsdav weio ex citing times for tho contestants and then friends the public school was in the lead on Tuesday fcai tilled their bosoms late Thurs day evening and many expressed the opinion ot having lost the piano to Mis Meadows School was dismissed in the afteuioon and 10 say that the scholars and teach ers woiked would mildly express it v Mia Meadows and Mrs Woods weie likewise busy and heavy vot ing was the ipsult fiom all of the three leading contestants Late Friday aftci noon the Com rnittwi appointed by the G D Howell Co to canvass the vote re iwrted the result which reportis given below and theie was much Jejoicing among those favoring the public Friday evening many of the children and teachers enjoyed sleigh udes and celebrated the occasion generally The linal vote showed the public school to hjive Mrs Meadows and Woods about and ac coidingly the S10000 piano was awarded the public school theEn Swpeeted Murderer Caught On Ust Tuesday Deputy Sheriff H E Phipps arrested atSlab Fork and brought to this city John Wal lington colored accused of the murder of Bud Smith on the Wind ing Gulf about 16 months ago While the evidence is circum stantial yet sufficient it is thought to convict Bud Smith Of Bud was found with his skull ciushed at a spring on the Gulf some 0 months ago and when last seen was at Mullens and possessed con siderable money Smith and Wal linfjton left Mullens together walk ing up the Gulf later Smith found dead Wallington was seen i in the mountains later and wheic he was seen some receipts and papeis weie found belonging to Smith Upon these and othei circumstances his arrest was made P P TRAIL Britia nnica retail pi ice 00 Cimleiolla Range re tell price hidyV solid gold watch retail price was awarded Mrs Seymour Meadows and Mrs Annie Woods received the in gold IMPORTANT DECISION Judge Brannon Renders Opinion on Interest of Delinquent Taxes A decision icndeied Tuesday the Supreme com t concermnsr the interest accruing on delinquent tax es m the case of Nease vs Smith in Kanawlm county is of inteiest to counties and shenfls through out the state President Riannon rendering the opinion The syllabus being A sheiiff has no light to ictain as Ins own the 10 per cent inteiest added to tax bills of those taxpay ers not paying until aftei the fiist day of January by code 1906 chap tei 30 section 8 but umst account to the public treasuries theiefor A sheriff is entitled to COMMITTBK We the undersigned committee appointed by A Z Lilly as the anthemed representative of the T U Howell Co to count the votes in the piano contest which closed on the night of Feb 11912 do hereby declare that we have carefully counted the coupons in I contest and as result declare the following For the Public School Foi the Range Set of S Meadows 78285 x For m Annie Woods Respectfullyyours W F Duiiaway Jr Com jChasWGray J A Beaton I A Z Lilly acting fortheG Rowell Co do hereby approve cohlinn the above report aiicl give orders for the prizes its direct ed above Signed A Lilly For The G Howell Co a com mission of 7 l2 per cent on collec tions of road taxes under acts of 1909 chapter 52 section 66 Under chapter 15 section 9 acts of 1908 a session com missions on taxes collected by a shei iff are to be included in mak ing up thesum on which he is to pay 15 er cent to the county Section 9 chapter 15 acts of 1908 extra session is not repealed by section 31 chapter 69 acts of The decision of the couit m this case will it is said icsult in im mediate benefit to theseveial coun tiesto the extent of and will it is further said result m an annual saving to the county treasuries Dean Engineer Dead Andrew F South worth of Huntiagton one of the oldest most popular and lespected engin eer in the service of the C 0 laihoad died at his t IOJQ Sixth avenue lute Monday death lemg due to hardening ot the aiteries Mr Southwoith was a member Qf the Fifth Avenue Baptst Uuiieh of Huntington and belong ed to BemKedem temple of Char leston The hinciiil wns conducted fiom the Fifth Avenue Baptist Chinch Wednesday allcrnoonsU oclock and inieimcnt was m wuictory at Iluntinuton ng Hill For Comrhissioner of County Court Raleigh County New Firm Messrs L nPliippsnnd Walk ei Joidan will m the neiu future open a and stoie in the building lecent lv Occupied ly F J eery Ban as H g 0 Four Year Sentence C C Tlumib who was comic edof voluntiri mmisliuglitcr las sentenced to fom ndi in the penitentiary by Judge T Theio will be an efto made to secuie his pardon The deceased and n ellknown PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONTESTS Announced by County Superin tendent U S Dickens The following pmes are offeied to the schools and pupils ot Raleigh county Fmsf One Websters Inteno national donated bvG C Uedrick to the public school that Mjcmes the largest amount of money foi library purposes Second Ten dollar in VIRGINIAN RAILWAY WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD BED IT IS REPORTED From Pemberton to Beckiej Within Ninety Days is Current C RumorProspects Bright for Beckley the Excellent Grades C 0 Tucker who has been tak ing a lynotype course in New York returned home last week Mr Tuckers grades were as fol lows 98 99 and 100 on the tare and operation of the iynolype lie was to complete he course on account of getting his fingers mashed ono Notice AH public spirited citizens of Beckley and surrounding com munity are respectfully invited to be presenton Friday evening at eight oclock Feb 9 1912 at the Methodist Episcopal Church The public school children and their parents are expected to be present There will be impor tant business to attend to May or Painter will preside Cordially The Public School Teachers Sells Grocery H F Willfbng this week sold his grocery to Mr L Kodes who will conduct a grocery busi ness in the same building Mr Willfong has accepted a position with the Slab ForkCoal Co as en gineer and begun work in that ca pacity Leg Amputated Andrew Davis who was badly GOVERNMENT CONTROL By Interests is Time Now to CeaseExceilent Address b Gov Woodrow Wilson at Philadelphia Last Friday Among the spcakei at the an nual banquet of the Peiiodicn Publishers Association ot Phila delphia last Friday uning Govemor Wilson of New Jersey As the kidnur can Demo jiresi Couple Elopes On Tuesday Dan Cupid made himself conspicuous when Miss Mable Hair laughter of G W Bair Sr and SI L Saundcrs of Hie Hotel Hull whilesleigh rid ing decided to hie away and get married It is understood they were married at Fayetleviilc on injured at Mabscott on last Christ mas day was taken to the Hinton Hospital on last Sunday and on Monday his right leg was ampu tated just above the knee He is reported as rccoving nicely from the operation didato of the progressive ciats of the nation toi tin dential nomination and as a man who has earned the bittet hati od of Wall sti eel IVCM public utter ance of Woodiow Wilson is mtei csting and unijoi taut This particular address was in manyrespects so remarkable so clear in its statement of the fund amental principles underlying tho movement in this country and it so stamps Wood row Wilson as one of the really grout men in public life in Amer ica today that Tho Post herewith publishes verbatim extracts iVom it and urges its readers to read them carefully In the opinion of the editor of Tiio Post no more sltil esmanlike utterance has been given expression by any man in or out of oflico in a generation By WOODKOW W1LSQX supplvpiotcctcd agunst fmthe depredation and to sec that on mines aio not and eel But that condonation is not the question o tor Amenta Business Mens Association The Business Mens Association will meet in the oftices of the Mountain City Mercantile Agency on next Tuesday evening All members are requested to be pres ent hut strikes nv about our day is gentlemen llmt everything is now Some mon havent dis covered it but the fact is so Everything is new and there foro every question that we touch 11eoPif wi OI1CI Sili tlu hears a new aspect and must approached from a new angle and problem of production America is the human beings In America people should be at their best when they produce WHILE QUESTION Is NKW If men want to make isonh the obvious siipeificial pu of the pioblpm oi conservation RK u CovsBKvmoN The lea thing that Imp t toiiseiic m AIUCIKI is tlip Amei Scan thpir cnpigv thpii elasticity thcii ouginalue powei their capacity to hope and lc achieve Our task is to see that i great and ardent people are not depressed Sometimes when f ulk with manufacturers I realize true it is that hey study every piece if machinery that they an ng with except the human ma chine A man will dismiss an employe if lc overdrives a deli cate machine ho will src j hat it does not sillier a no great strain of work and motion Yet will not dismiss a rM if he puts ln intolerable strain upon the muscles nnd the nerves and the spirits of the men whom he employs II doesnt i thai we can throw machincs the junk heap and make new ones But we cannot make u new m of ienergy and heir hope und real of our time the naturally with new men For ex amplc thegreat question of con servation about which we talk so much is too limited in our view We suppose tliat having A spendthrift nation the question of conservation is merely our for ests renewed to keep our water in if they have hearts under thei Continued on last page gold donated by W H Filo to the boy ot girl wjio contributes the best swii on the following subject What This contest is limited to the pupils of the sixth seventh and eighth mul es D Thud An eightdollai wall clock donated by A G Meaclo ofleied to the school whose pupil contnbutes the best composition on the tollowing subject What I Want to This contest is lim ited to pupils of the first second thmUfouith and fifth Kiitnoi is cm icnt heio that the Viigiman Hailway will begin the construction of its IOIM bed Poinbcrton to Beckley within next days H is well known that some time since the sui nnd prelimiri aiy woik nccpssaiy foi thispro jected roud WHS done Similar i umuLs have been atloat during the past thiec 01 foui yeais that the Virginian would build each year It has been postponed from time to Fourth A complete school chait donated by the County Sunorni mtendent to the school that makes the beat record in attendance Tar diness as well absence will be com puted in arnving at a decision on tins The records will be in vestigated in order that n fair and impai tial decision may be ariivcd at in donating this prue The liist pme above mentioned is to be competed for only by one time since the death of I H Rog the tathelof the Vhgininn Hail way The feasible pait of the rumor is that the Vngmian has voted to in crease its capital stock fiom 000000 to and appro priated some for yard age and equipment Again the tonnage and business which the Virginian got f oin along Loup Ci eek by the roads from that section making connection with the Vugmian last year is no doubt an incentive that impels it to njso reach over and participate in the business now going to the C O fiom the P K p o Ry amj other mines m tins immediate sec tion Goodjiiterals to any raihoad is the succcsafuliiessT L room schools The contest for the lirst and fouith will close at the end of the school year June 30 1912 The contest foi the second and hm piues will close on March to I12 All essays and compositions contributed fo these pijzes must JO m the hands of the county sup i mtendpiit by the evening of that Jay The judges who will decide contests on compositions and will bc selected by th lonors of theprizes and the V superintendent A statement vill be required from the teacher feach pupil submitting a compo ition or essay to the effect that the omposition or essay is original and he unaided work of the pupil jn vhose name it is submitted and latsuch pupil bdonirs to the fades to which the composition or two couri ssay is limited 1hope that each at no greaterl mTle age than that from Beekley to Pemberton is a good business proV osition is unquestionable Should there not be one ton of coal haiiled thc f i eight and passenger jVnffic alone would uistify the outlay but to couple the tonnage of coal winch it would handle makes it an unusual attructhc pioposition and one which no doubt the officials of that load are moie nwaie of than anyone else While it may be some time yet befoi c the construction begin on tins pioposed extension theie aie good reasons to believe that it will be in the near future It s conceded by piacUcal business men that the Gulf extension of the Vir ginian which now terminates at Pembei ton is onlj tcmpoiaiy and that that company had other ob jects in view other than making its terminus there Gulf branch to ginian Railway mated one of Uie most i projects attempted struction of its main line Tlvitit wili do it there is but little question just how soon depends largely in our estimation the arrangement of their business ailairs to ByextcndinAhc Beclclcy the Vir cpnsnm important since the con school in the oimty will take part in these con J guarantee that each ontest will be conducted fairly and impartially in so far as it is in mv ower to make it so V S Dickens Co Supt Mrs Carter Hurt Mrs B KCurler whitenroute Melbourne Florida last week hen near St Augustine was irown from the seat of the an on the Sea Board Air Pull v which severally hurt her back nd had to bc taken to a hospital t that place for a few cfays She eeoyered sufliciently to continue or journey but has not entirely enovered from the injury carry out tlie project While this is campaign year and sually is slack yet ihis year for business appears to be an exceptional one and is usually bright Should Sinian lcgin the construction of this extension this year Beckley will boom with sl big ft mines are running well as conditions will permit A lack of cars to convey the black diamond to the markets being the greyest obstacle now the mines lining would bo running full bhist Should extra facilities be afforded that would mean extra work and extra to contend with at otherwise the mines busine Mi A E Fink a prominent busmess man of Page town today
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