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Raleigh Herald (Newspaper) - January 3, 1907, Beckley, West Virginia THE RALEIGH HERALD VOL 8 BECKLEY WEST VIRGINIA THURSDAY MORNING JANUARY 3 1907 GAIN IN TONNAGE By BotliC and N W Railways GREAT BUILDING YEAR Coal Carrying Roads Handle Immense Quantity of Coal and CokeWest Virginia Contracted 130 Miles of Railway During the Year Just Pass Interesting Figures According to the monthly summary of the bureau of statistics the Nor folk Western railroad handled during first ten months of the past year 11 379747 tons of coal and coke an increase of nearly a million tons over 1905 when the total quantity handled amount ed to 10542529 tons Of the total tonnage in 1906 2736776 tons was hauled to tidewater while 8642771 tons were to points on the line of the road During the first nine months of the past year the Chesepeake Ohio hand led 7265403 tons of coal and coke TO HEAD OFF DEEPWATER Norfolk Western Takes Over Proporiy of Big 1 Sandy Eut Lynn and Cuyan Line Bluefield Dec deal has been consummated by which the Norfolk Western railway company takes over the property of the Bit Sandy East Lynn and Guyan railway This line was constructed in the summer of 1908 by a syndicate headed by Senator B J Prichard chief owner of the rich coal deposits in theEast Lynn territory The road extends from the junction with the Norfolk Western at Wayne to East Lynn nine miles south When the enterprise was first launched it was planned to operate the mines at BECKLEY MUNICIPAL ELECTION Hugh A Dunn and L Contest for JIayor H Davis Having Spirited TodayThe Council which is an increase of over a million tons as compared with the first nine months of 1905 when the total amount handled amounted to 6339784 tons This is anincrease of about 24 per cent in the business done in 1906 as com pared with 1905 This is the largest East Lynn on a grand scale A com pany was formed in which were inter ested numerous capitalists of East Eadford and Richmond Va and Capt Perry of Alabama The road was con structed and a considerable sum ex pended in developing the mines When the work of development was about completed the stockholders disagreed among themselves Then ensued a long period of litigation which greatly retarted the work and gave the enter prise a set back from which it never fully recovered Meantime Senator Prichard sold out his holdings in the The municipal election in Beckleyiab unusual interest this year The candi dates for mayor are making a deter making a determined fight for the honor Friends of the two candidate Hugh A Dunn and L H predict a victory for their candidate What the council will do and wont do is a matter of contention All citizens agree that the streets should be at company and the entire management devolved upon Capfain Perry The deal is considered to be one of vast importance This is not because of the amount involved in dollars and cents but because of the significance attached It is claimed by persons in tended to and in some instances wit have a hard time deciding upon the merits of candidates Jackson Smith is a candidate for re corder on all tickets gotten out so far and will doubtless be unanimously elect ed Isadora Meadows also has that dis tinction Everybody was not apparently satis fied with the two tickets first placed and got up another one The tickets are as follows For mayor Hugh A Dunn for re corder Jackson Smith for councilmen French E Pstroman JBEar wood T K Laing and Isadora Meadows For mayor L H Davis tor recorder Jackson Smithfor councilmen A A Lilly A B Redden Isadora Meadows Ashton File and P P Trail Town and Citizens Ticketsf for re corder Jackson Smith for councilmen Isadore Meadows Ashton File W H MeGinnis J G Robertson and A B Redden Mr Dunns name will appear for mayor on the Town Ticket with this council and Mr Davis name on the Ticket A merry race is on between the two rivial candidates for mayor and it is s likely to be close Atkinsville is having a spiritedrace or council Three colored men are andidates and the fight is mainly on hem The mayor Lacy Furrow has no ppbsition for reelection MISSED HIM percentage of increase in the amount good position to know that it is the in of coalhandled by any of the coal rying roads The year 1906 will pass into history asthe yuarof greatest railroad build ng in the United States since 1889 6067 miles having been completed dur ng the year according to the statistics repared by the Railway Age Th record vas in 1857 tention of the Norfolk Western to extend the line many miles south ultimately to connect with the Chesa peake and Ohio on the Guyan This it is claimed is a move to head of the Deepwater and at the same time it will open a territory of rich coal ana timber The EastFork of Twelve river has decidedly the richest misunderstanding Caused Frank Jordan lo Shoot at Charley Shumate Frank Jordan and Charles Shumate two miners employed at Raleigh ha a misunderstanding over some sup posed trouble existing between thei families Wednesday aweek which almost caused a fatal shooting affray Jordan used a shot giin but his aim was bad and Shumate was uninjured It is said that the misunderstanding has been amialy settled and the two are as good friends as before SquireThurmond bound Jordan over IN A FRAME U S MAIL Will be Carried By Piney River and Paint Crtek Railway After January 7 On January 7 1907 Mr Seyrhore Meadows formerly C 0 agent here will take charge of the Piney river and Paint creek depot at Beckley on Ford street The accepting of the position y Mr Meadows is most gratifying to Beckley folks as well as the company officials The post office department has ed the contract for carrying the mail romtheC 0 Beckley station to leckley proper to the Piney river arid Paint creek road arid it will no longer e carried by a hack after the 7th of the year Many conveniences to Beckley will be had by the opening of the station express office and telegraph office in Beckley proper It has suffered many unavoidable delays and the city depots opening will be more than welcome 3 HOUSES BURNED miles Wele built and Construction has ufituated since between miles in 1SSS and 1803 miles in 1905 In no ysar since 1888 however have there been so many miles under construction as during the past year and had it not been for labor scarcity and the diffi culty in securing rails the record of 1888 for completions would have bean surpassed in 1905 5000 miles were completed Tlmre are nine states showing an ex cess of 200 miles of new road Texas being far in the lead with 700 miles Louisiana and South Dakota are close seconds with 391 and 389 miles respect ively Nevada is fourth with 360 v Pennsylvania built 400 miles Ohio 55 niles and West Virginia 130 miles tfew Hampshire Vermont Connecti ut Rhode Island New Jersey and Delaware added nothing to their mile ige while Massachusetts built bu our and a half miles yein of cannol coal in the country under a bond which he gave There are Various seams of both hard and soft coal encountered in the terri tory and the development of this section will open up a region second to few in the state For several months the re lations between the Norfolk Western and the Chesapeake Ohio railway company have grown mysteriously close and it has been persistently that they will join interests in the fight against the Deepwater in Southern West Virginia CLEAR CREEK The entertainment given by the Sun SAM BETTES nd Sheriff Campbell1 Troubles Related By Former Raleigh Editor Rev Sam Bettes the readier so called was campaigning laleigh county in the interest of the e RuNa cause He made charges and Mintercharges against Sheriff Camp ell of that county called out his ame in a speech and predicted many id things that would come upon him he Sheriff stood it until he could en ire any more then he gave the min ter a good pounding The preachers illar bone was broken and he was iherwise badly bruised As oil for s wounds he brought suit against the leriff for damages Mr Campbell took good time to ink the matter over and he conclud 1 that his good name was hurt about 0000 and filed suit for that amount If each man is successful in gaining e amount asked for how much will ey be ahead Ihe foregoing clipping from the mdennin Courier a paper edited by E Shafer one of the poineen of KILLED TOT OF FIVE Put Pistol Against Childs Breast and Fired Killing it Instantly Madison W Va Dec Webster Bone a young man about 22 years old shot and instantly killed the little fiveoldold son of Mrs Ida Mead ows on Big Coal river neap the mouth of Laurel Creek at the home of Mrs Meadows one day last week It is reported that the ifttle child went into a room where young Bone and a girl were making love to each other and that Bone put his pistol against the little boys breast and shot that the pistol was so close to the little fel ow that the shot set his clothes on fire Bone and the girl refused to make any statement at all in regard to the kill ng It is not known at this time whether Bone has been charged with murder and apprehended or not DEATH OF MES TEUMP Mrs Dick Trump died at her home in Beckley Friday after several weeks illness of typhoid fever Burial took place at Wildwood Mrs Trump leaves a husband and three small children be sides a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss She was a daughter of Squire Wm Richmond of Richmond district and was universally loved by all who knew her day school Christmas eve was excel lent ard seemed to be enjoyed by all Mr and Mrs Tobin Stover and sister Miss Rosalie Waldmg of Koanoke Va are spending the holidays with friends and relatives at Noble Miss Perna Dunbar who has been away some time spent Christmas with her parents Mr and Mrs Henry Dun bar here Misa Ethel Lewis who has been at tending school at Harper returned home last week Miss Pearle Stover is back once more among friends and relatives She will teach the home school this term We need our home teachers There is only four schools in Clear Fork that have teachers Mr Dennis B Jarroll was milling at Noble Sunday J F Easton who has been employ ed here for some time left last week for his home at Pittsburg Pa There was a party from Noble sleigh riding last Sunday They all seemed to be enjoying it very much John R Ford sport a few days her last week We are expecting a wedding soon a it gets a little warmer Boys prepare your bells and horns Newman Puts His First Fee For Law breakers of Mabscott to Behold Two Italians were the first violators ajjainst the ordinance of the new in corporation of Mabscott These two engaged in a fistic encounter at the Beekley ccal works and were arrested by Policeman Tilden Snuffer taken be fore Mayor Newman and fined and cost for allowing their temper to get their fists to working Mayor Newman has his fee of for the first fine ever imposed in the town ii Mabscott nicely framed as a soiiv jnir of the occasion WATCH PARTY Miss Blanch Kent entertained a num ber of her young friends at her home on Kanawha street Monday from 8 until 2 Many games were played and beautiful music was rendered At five to twelve everything was perfectly quiet and was bid farewell and the New Year was welcomed amid loud cheers and music Many resolutions were made and all departed fcr their home with best wishes to the beautiful young hostess for a merry and pros perous New Year Among those present were Misses Ophia Elison Minnie Davis Hattie Harper Margaret Conway Nettie Sweeney Dexie Wray Grace Mc Dowell Lottie Earl 7 Claude Williams Mrs Willis McCreery and Messrs J L Bumgardner Til Williams Clarence Wray Frances Conway Keith Davis Willis McCreery Cabell Early and H LScott v Qniiin Brothers Store En tirely Lost HAD INSURANCE And Likewise Cottage of Mr Mutson at Wickham the Morning After Belonging to Dr Hume Skyrockets the Cangearfthe Conflagration About 2 oclock the morning after ihristmas fire was discovered in the esidence of a Mr Matson at Wickham he town had not the proper facilities or fighting the fire and in spite of the aliant work of citizens the flames pead quickly to nearby buildings The store and goods of Quinn Bros was burned to the ground with a loss of and insurance This building was the property of Jake Palmer and was a dead loss insomuch as Mr Palmer carried no insurance A cottage belonging to Dr Hjjme was badly damaged but not beyond repair It is said that skyrockets caused the conflagration A number of these were used that night in celebrating Christ mas however nothing dcfinate is known BECKLEY IN MUD Bad Condition of ihe City Slrects Furnish a Topic of Discussion for Citizens publican journalism of thlt county d well known minister of tbegoapel PUBLIC SCHOOL Public school opened Wednesday after a holiday vacation for children mod teachers The school will close on the 18th SCHOOL BOOK BOARD The members of the above board aie requested to meet at Beckley on the the 8 and 9 day of February 1907 for the purpose of adopting school books to used for a period of five years This is a very important natter and I trust each member will examine the sample books furnished him closely and vote for what he thinks beat for the interest of the school youth of Raleigh county Respectfully G W THOMPSON County Supt PEAOH TREE OFFICE The Herald was in error in iu last issue in regard to toe discontinuance of Peach Tree post office It waa Citie that the office waa discontinued REALTY DEALS Crockett Mankin to G G Kasey lot ornerH W Trails lot Beckley Van B Stover to C H Cobbs lot on Dock and Canaday streets Sylvia con ideration Bracket 0 Miles to J H McGinnis 0 acres Clear Fork district land Jtts H McGinnis to John D Mc Ginnis contract to sell land above W II Rardui special commissioner o P M Snyder 110 75 acres land in ee on Maple Fork consideration P M Snyder to New River Fuel Co same for Margaret Callaway to C M Calla way 6 surface lots Sylvia considera tion J E McGinnis guardian to Marsh Creek Coal Co 4llth undivided coal interest in 10960 acres Trap Hill dis trict consideration C M Callaway to Bertha Harmon surface lots on White Stick to corner of Canaday and Atkins streets Sylvia consideration G Wash Williams to J C Harvey lot Beckley consideration A A Lilly special commissioner to S H Snuffer surface land and Crab Orchard creek Town district Floyd McMillian to George F French interest in 29 acres of Trap Hill land Floyd McMillian to George F French same Jno T Bair to S W Trail 194 74 acres Shady Springs district consider ation N B Williams to Rowland Land Co all claims on 60 acres 155 poles on Toneys Fork Raleigh Lumber Co to Glade Creek and Raleigh Railroad Co 30 feet on either side of right of way from Ral eigh Lumber Co to Blue Jay Lumber Company Raleigh Lumber Co to Raleigh South western Railway Co right of way on iney creek Raleigh Lumber Co to G H Smith rustee i interest in Bond brothers tract CUPID FOE 1907 The followingpermits to wed were issued by thecounty clerk since the 2lth F S Blake 21 to Sarah Evans 18 Chas Griffith 26 to Rose Meadows 16 A C Acord 20 to Evy D Cook 23 J W Miles 24 to Dora M Carper 18 Edd Bennett 22 to Ollie Hanks 16 John Holland 25 to Minnie Richmond 24 W H Wood 24 to M E Cole 17 S W Hodson 32 to Eva Warden 19 WITH AN AX Charley Jones of Mt Hope Attacks Wife and Demolished Furniture Glen Jean Dec with in toxication caused by excessive drink ing Charley Jones of Mt Hope last night demolished furniture in his resi dence and attacked his wife with an ax She suffered a slight injury in the hand and Policeman Dan Stevens rescued her from further attack and locked the man up Mrs Jones forgave her hus band and has taken him back on the promise to never again repeat the occurrence Jones is a well known man on Loop Creek NORTH SAND BRANCH Prof Wiseman E A Kidd of Beck ley and J W Smith Maynor Evans and H L Davis of Nesco were in this vicinity recently on a fox hunt H C Godbey was here last week visiting friends Lewis Williams spent Christmas at Wittenberg visiting W D Evans and son formerly of Cirtsville have gone to Greenbrier county where they will make their future home The condition of Becldey streets has been the chief topic of discussion among the citizens of the town for some time past They are in a horrible condition and worst of all the main streets of the city are mudder and the mud is deeperthan any The mud is not common mud ft is thin and black and as horses and wagons pass it has an undue tendency to fly over passing citizens Energetic citizens clean bhe crossings in the mornings and before then it is impossible to cross the street without doing the mud turtle act Ladies find it particularly annoying Chickens have learned not to attempt the feat of wadding toward the other side of the street They measure the distance in their minds eye and if it seems too far to fly they stay on the other side The condition of the streets has aroused the citizens to take an interest in their towns government and friends of the two candidates for mayor are pointing to the streets and declaring if their candidate is elected something will be done If they both stick to their promises the citizens will be batter off next winter GOOD AMOUNT COLLECTED NO MEN WANLED The ladies of Mt Hope gave a ban quet Tuesday evening all of their own Toasts were given and a general good time was had After the banquet the guests were invited to the skating rink to skate until the wee hours of the morning The affair was given by the Misses Myrtle Walker Blanch Koontz Aline Douglas Elsie Frantz Virginia Leeky Florence Harland and Winifred Brown By Young Ladies For the Roman Catholic Church of This Place The collecting contest which has been going on for some time between the Misses Trone Zwelling and Ella Higgins for the benefit of the Catholic church now in process of erection in this place closed last week The prize a neat gold cross and chain was won by Miss Zwelling who delivered Miss Higgins collected The sum realized from the contest surpassed ex pectations and speaks eloquently not only of the splendid work of the collec tors but of the generosity of the people of Beckley and the surrounding country The pastor and congregation join in offering of sincere thanks to our non Catholic friends who have so kindly contributed We were greatly disappointed in not being able to use the new church on Christmas day The exterior work is completed but work on the interior has been delayed because of the nonarrival of the furnace and windows J J SwiNT Pastor
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