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Messenger (Newspaper) - February 13, 1917, Beckley, West Virginia VOLUME VII UECKLEY WKST VIRGINIA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13 1H7 NUMBKR 29 BILL 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 bill is designed to relieve a situation that exists at many points I overthe state The iteni inthe pro I posed bill that particularly meets with the approval of Raleigh county citi zensis a provision to compel the rail roadVto furnish adequate passenger trainson 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 Piucy branch of the Chesapeake I Ohio Should this bill 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 hillfollows guilty of a misdemeanor and upon con viction shall be fined not less than ijiHiy nor move than for eiich ofConitahle 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 bill is fully established by the resto Sophia Monday to serve a wnrriint olution passed it ii regular meeting of Qn Henry Williaaisou 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 nndei county seat of Raleigh county West the house arrest and then searched on a search wurrant Two Virginia and has a population of four j dangerous looking guns were found one thousand 4000 or luowtnhahitaiits 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 adcment made from something that looked miate passenger railway facilities and like a screwdriver At least the han Whereas there are no passenger hTtins serving thc city of Ualeigh county which will permit of nroper ingress and egress of its citixens ly the Chesapeike and Ohio Railway Company although it is thc chief artery of transportation of its thirtyfive thousand 35000 citixens nnd much delay and excessive cost is incurred by the citixens of thc county on account of the inadequate passenger facilities Therefore be it resolved by thc com moncouncil 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 bill to regulate passenger trains and to sf ford this community relief jfroni 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 bill 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 bill to require passenger trains to stop at all intorseetionswithlateral 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 FI8HEK WILL PRESIDE I quire suitablefacilities 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 oprr passenger trains on any rail road i this state shall stop all its main oiif line trains at every junction ltasnii f a letter from Judge Jajnes of Hinton judge of the 7th judicial circuit instructing he clerk that vn of i branch lines which branch line neve JOOOO people or mure mor wMli pasongers are transported and at evey junction or iiiterscction with nny otliev railroad over wliieli passengers are carried nud make reasonable con with the passenger trains run nijig 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 Jnko Fisher of Button hold the coming term of circuit instead of Judge Miller No tvas 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 MondayFebruary 1ft 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 Hraxton 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 nineinch 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 iquor A farther searchrevealed a containing several quarts of whiskey under thc floor The prisoner artillery and whiskey was brought to this city where Wii iams011 was remanded to jail He will be tried before Squire Wheatlcy on the harge of yelling liquor The state will have no charge against himfor 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 deused for Busy Lyric Touor Csmiuj Mr K A Cranston said by many of the best music tn second John McCormick and tin foming lyric tenor of America will give arecital in i this city the ofiliiv mouth under j the auspices of the Woiiuin VCtuH The recital which will prolSa lily lie given Navy reruitinii stations have bein ordered to take steps immediately to re cruit additional men Henry C Hill formerly a postotlice in the Carter Opera Illiirso though the inspector iu West Virginia has amassed place has not as vet liivn definitelv a fortune selling nutoniodecided upon will He a rare musical biles to the Kuttiiitr Allies and is now living in retirement in Chicago Harold Kdward Moore a 2ycarohl pleasing to children and a special price boy of Ashland Ky is dead from burns of admission will be made to children treat for BccUky Mr Crastou is saidti be wonderfiillv received an open grate last week Twelve nien outomlied in the MILITARY AND NAVAJJflRCES Will Protect American Lives And Property Rights At Sea iiiines atlottsville Ia last week All but threb have been rescued and fears are entertained for their lives Coviiijtton Virginia wns visited by i He is touring tile stitie of Virginia ami West VirgiuiU Miintingtou and Charleston are two of the cities in which he wilt fill engagements Mr Cranston Has been given pressnotices by someof the lending newspapers fire last week that damaged property ajuonij whirl arc the Detroit Free to thc value of 1ress Philadelphia Bulletin New York Ambassador ierard left Berlin Fri Tribuneand Hiehmoml IHspntch 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 Obfou day February dth according to a disJ Hitch fiom Rcrnrt Switzerland tenors Joseph McDcrmott wealthy oil mag1 The president of the club requests uateof iittsbuig 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 suocoss plant Aetna Chemical plant last B OrRiggs 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 JuarezT IUARI02 Feb 10Villa troops won the first clash in the new campaign for the possession of northern Chihuahua yesterday when Joseph Ynez Salnznr s of 200 almost annihilated the Uiixiiinn garrison of the ile fee to troops The first report of the defeat of the Carranxa garrison at Guzman miles suuth of Juarez was received at K through Villa sources and was con firmed by officials of the Canniraagnr iifjii here late today The strength of Ibe tluxmui uanisonis at from 450 to 530 and it was admitted here unofficially that all but six soldiers had been killed or wounded Reward Oiferedfor Smileys Murderer A reward of 1ms been offered by parties interested and placed with the officials of this county for the ar rest and conviction of the man 01men who innrilered Sam Smiley in Eist lf Stone Coal Kaleigh county on the 18th day of January If17 The parties putting up the money was not given out for publication but talk with the officials of the county Ihey 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 marryhave been issued to the following named parties since the last issue of this paper Andrew Johnson and Allie Witchem Ralph Guy Howies and Alominty Barbc Lester Conner ami Arthur lee Mas si e S J Lilly nnd Nora Belle ladle and jfiijt foot Col Ji A Aloffiiti 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 fcOOOOO was carried on the life of K B Knslow Huntingdon lawyer who died in Char leston isst week T Paid Keely of Tains has been ap pointedi notary public The bill 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 inehes thick FOULhundred and ninety gallons of liquor was poured into thc sewers at Fairmont Friday conviction of jfeverul for bootlegging It ere ih Fairmont Thomas J Moouey has beiii convicted of nundor in the first degree for partic ipating in the bomb plots in San Fran cisco on July 2 1010 when ten persons were killed Princeton is fiicing 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 sixyearold lame Kincannoti was burned so seriously at Ilimeton 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 Sheiiandoah 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 Beiuie 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 Ietty 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 Oulf were in nttendance besides a representative number of Beckley people Green Has Narrow Escape Fleming Green colored who hauls coalhad a narrow escape from death Fridiiy whoiihiswagon was XtrueU by nn engine at the crossing nnd demolished Green saw the enginein 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 uext 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 oonfroiiting 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 cidcd upon When the president is satisfiedthat American lives and have been destroyed on the higft seas in violation of the submarine hedges for mcrly made by Germany hit wilt lay tinj 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 tection of the lives and rights of Amer icans 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 itnry ami naval forces for this purpose leaving the next move to Germany This would result in state of wur but would leave the ictual dcclaralijn tp Berlin It was stated tonight that theprsV lent is determined that rcsiiShsibiliry for Bphysical idnsh between the tivo mitioiiH must rest with Germany and that the United States shall under o circiiiiislances force the issue This termination is in line with the eirueit endeavors of the administration to pre vent any actwhich could be as nn offense or attack to Germany Takes Six to Penitentiary A gunnl arrived here last week from i the penitentiarv at ule diplomatic break Tn Carrying out this determination it was stated tonight howevev that the presi dent will see to it that no move of m had be various terms in ii sentenced the peuiten wore taken to serve the Miard 1 A Jones Krncsl Hurt fete Ilickiiiiin Uichard Calloway and Will Spencer There are still others awaiting the action of the new trial and tfie jury that if t versely to them term in the state institi rl upon motions for Court After Power Co The county court has entered an or der rduesting the Virginia Power conimpany 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 iiiv munitions plant at Selhaus according wif K ranted for the useby it lisPatcncs received from Amsterdam today The greater pnrt of those killed store Seven ships fell victims to the unre stricted 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 ftillv np t aside verdicts 1n mlt program I I doivn dy the president They woud not say however what plans hnd lon made for protection of American irr chiint ships in their voyages if the dreaded overt act forces the dent to put military forces of the imtlon in motion Naval officers uf high nppnse he establishment of naval con Child Dies The six months old child of Mr and lied at Italcigli by pneumonia this afternoon in cemetery ose iu charge of om s death was Hiliial will be the Wildwood 1udertaker C were women on said branch line reasonable and adc1 of of thc COUBtv passciiger with adequate o of the record a para1 suitable facilities and safety itl contract makc8 ention plianew for the convenience of the of the that ihf Virginian Power1 traveling publie thereos 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 precau 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 ltirday 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 comPanV were allowed a popcoIrt has hrei paying for the light 10nth on hi leath ulatioa of at leait 20006 people and this paragraph was discovered 2S Wilson every junction point with any other 110W the court wants a refund of by a fa o slote railroad there shall be maintained the money paid in and wants the power tllre at Bankan Ky station house properly j company to furnish the lights free in keatcd and lighted and asober and Competent agent of the railroad com who in addition to his ordinary 11 the future as they agreed to do Harroy Sentoncod for Life Cipltal Stock The Lilly Land Company who has Urge interents in city have re ind usual duties as such agent rfhall j Will Harvey was sentenced Monday increased its capital stockfrom jke oupmial care that all the aged T f McGinnis to serve a life WWO to The company ac crippled passengers and all j tcrm in the penitentiary for his part in to the president J H Lilly i of tender yearsare properly Winding Oulf trouble Harvey was didnot have sufficient funds at its fivr informed while at such i at he June term to handle its business an the fttioM and connecting points criminal court in but sentence wanted to handle it and was 1101 pawed ponding the arguing of s tlie reason for the la motions Htil Monday crease in capital transferred Any railroad company which tr any of iRb agmU or who nkaJI violate any of of hall C U Ward Add Fnrlty John son and W H Barrlin left Moaday afteraooa oa bvitiaosi laekton Smith T J Hoaaker and left Monday aoraiaf 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 subma Co has bought in thcpast 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 contigiouq to Alderson last Friday while teaching his present lease rights He has pur his sister to skate Thin ice broke chased mineral from Mrs Bcttie 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 ppwcr Woir is Secretary Governorelect John Cornwell has mthorizcd the statement that his pri voys for merchant ships declaring ihfc it would prove only partially effeitivo and would operate to distribute widely the units of the battle fleet which tlny assert should be employed as n st unit On the question of arming Amer ican merchant ships fftr their own de fense all cabinet members of thc White House tonight preserved complete Silence They declared that the mattfr rested on the objection of shipping that they have the right to resist un lawful attacks at sea With all eyes in Washington tnrnPl toward the submarine nrea of dcit and destruction administration lenders declared tonight thatno single sinMug sofar had furnished the overt net necessary to force the president to act It was pointed out however that fiirlr singlc 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 birtlcby vate secretary would be James W Weir Boston suffered from a fire of FJkins a member of the present leg1 was according to the calendar at I its last Saturday in the Hotel Lenox islature j time of hjs birth Feb II This bcciKe Stnnbenville Ohio was visited by an Mr Weir is editor nnd owner of thc Feb 22 when the Gregorian calendar W0000 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 raprme eoirt la Ckarlottoa tary to Senator Va rence and T J Hoaaker a vMtor a Member of the legislature to OapfttJ City twice before the time lant elented was adopted in 1752 Thc first to the neir date in celefnitlng lie ovent is said to have been Vewport R I As late 1778 WashlnrtAn apparently used thr old styY in ing to birthday
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