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   Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - December 14, 1916, Beckley, West Virginia                                aved Stationery for the j Holidays BECKLEY. RALEIGH COUNTY. WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1916. Make a Generous Contribution to Avoid Danger of Late Delivery By PRESENT CHIEF ENGINEER Or MAINTENANCE IN VIRGINIA MAY COME HERE Retiring; Engineer's Report Summar- izes Work Done and Deals With t Raleigh's Road Pioblem in the Most Illuminating Manner That Has Come Before the Public. Beckley'g Stores All Have Creditable Christmas Displays Beckley merchants have made ex- tensive preparations for the biggest holiday trade in the history of th city. Display windows arc resplem: ent in beautiful holiday trimmings and the snow that has fallen, fol lowing several weeks of almost mid summer temperature has spurred up holiday buyifig a great deal. Local newspapers will get ou. [heir annual holiday advertising ?ditions this week. Their appearanci n recent years has become the sig ial for the real buying rush to he ,'in, and all the merchants will have heir hands full from now until the climax is reached Christmas eve. Al the beginning of the season it vas expected that the advance: irices on nearly everything would ffect the holiday trade to a great xtent, but so far this bus'not been rue. Beckley merchants are all elting a good out of town trade. Help Appease the Heart-Hunger W SHERIFF'S BONO CMS As the report of J. T. Bullen. re- tiring chief engineer of Haleigh county's road construction .work, lo the county court and its advisory- committee, was made public last week, it was sdso announced that a successor to Mr. Rullen had been located. He is M'-. C. L. Scoit, at present chief engineer of mainten- ance of the Virginia Highway Com- mission. His appointment has been recommended to the county court by the advisory committee. Jf the appoiniment is tendered, and Mr. Scott finds thai the work here can be put through without continual friction and delay from one cause or another, he will fore- sake his present position and come to Raleiuh county. Mr. Sco'.l comes very h'ghly rec- ommended, bv both members of the Virginia Hiuhway Commission, and by Ihe Federal Office of Public Roads, and promises to be a worthy successor of Mr. Bullen. Mr. Bulien's report to the advis- f L ory committee and the county court. {fixinS lllc amount al It containing mure real infonna'.ion "Ie county fund, and about Ralciuh's roads Premium Amounts to Little Less Than Other Officers Also Give Bonds There's a row of li.llle faces every night outside the store Where they never draw the curtains when the watchman locks the door, Eager, wistful little faces, looking at the heaps of toys Thai will bring a Merry Christmas to a host of girls and boys. Every nighHhey stand there watching, tattered children, in a row, Looking at the only Christmas that they pos- sibly can know. Santa Ciaus has swarms of children on his Christmas calling list, But he'll add-a few names to it if you see him and insist. Help the old man out a little, he'll be glad lo add your rnite To the fund that he's investing in the spreading of delight. And these little, wistful children will be erate- ful all ihe year For their share, so long denied them, of the blessed Christmas cheer. York American. Sending Gifts Early building generally than anything districts the county. The bond Haleigh county's new officials 'ho will assume their positions on January 1st, qualified at a special lerm of the county court held for ihat purpose last week. The biggest bond was given bv i u jju.iiuuo.-? uisuiL-i UJ .Sheriff-elect w. Foster, the court I Ins or any other city will reveal childhood dream in" a! ihe window. Longing fills Ihe souls of these children hat (hey want is a little thing. But it represents a bk Have you ever seen them? If not, you have missed j most pathetic sight the Christmas season affords lost any evening a walk around the business district of Postmaster M. J. Meadows is very anxious that as many as possible of the holiday packages to go out from Hcckley be mailed this week. If the sender waits until next week to despatch a parcel for any dis- tance, there is danger that i'l will not reach its destination until after Christinas. Under a ruling of the postoffice lepartmcnt, parcels may be marked 'Not to be opened until Christmas." These words in addition lo ih'e sup- erscription will not in any way change the class of mail insider or ncrease the postage charges. It is expected that, the incoming mail at the local postoffice this year PINEY BRANCH BRAKEMAN MYS- TERIOUSLY SHOT IN HIS ROOM AT PRINCE Victim of Fatal Bullet Was Knows Woman Mixed Up in Griffith Murder Was His Moth- Applied For Di- vorce From Suspected Wife. be he be- will fore. lx-fore, and will severely tax the ca- and will severely tax the ca- pacify of the force. Thousands of articles, formerly shipped by ex- press, go through the mails. WEST VIRGINIA HllM HNt'JOH J .v...... (jii.i and road .lhe sc.hoo! fum's of'the several that has yet been submitted, reads as follows: B'jckley, W. Va. Nov. 23. 1910. To the County Court and Advisory j Coni'iiiTec of R.-ilniuh County: In resigning my position as road engineer for vour coun.tv, I dosire I to make the following report: We have four parlies in She _ or a total of was secured through ihe Home In- surance Agency as agents for the United States Fidelity and Guaranty for the four-year lerm. In addition I to this the county court, under ''aw pays 51.50 of the premium on rmc in each district, and these ties arc pushing the work of sur- Vf'ving Ihe roads as rapid'v as "Mh thousand dollars of the bond, II. Ford.- justice of the peace, bond of with local sible. some SO miles sur- sureties. It covers also veyed to date. 35 about complete. Only a small part of this has been j mapped as we are confining the i !nc noed of a work to the field as long as the W's.miuired to weather remains good. Grading The stale law prohibits building roads with grades 'exceeding nine per cent ami we believe thnt in nearly every instance we will be for Ihe privilege of carrying a pistol. .1. .M. Whealley, who docs not fee ol, in consequence jive a bond of oiih S2 500. George H. Mellon, assessor-elect cave a bond of furnished the National Security company. .M. L. Painter put 'up i-5110 to in sure the proper conduct of the pro elected county surveyor, gave a bond of with local surety. .1. P. Bnckland, justice of the able lo reduce grades to seven per attorney's office. cent on the hard surfaced roads Scarborough, who was re entailing more than a rea- sonable amount of expense. Any grade above seven percent is undesirable because of its slippnri- Richmond district, Alfred ness, its reduction of Ihe loads and j justice of the peace in the difficulty of maintaining it in I '''strict, Joseph H. Cook fiood condition. constable in Marsh Fork district We have found several locations thai not only reduce the grades but actually shorten the road. In making the surveys we are -taking note of all the available quarry sites and we have found a number which, appear to have a hard and durable stone, in all probability suited for bituminous macadam or concrete surfacing. We liave forwarded one sample to the Office of Public Roads, at Washing- ton for testing and will send oilier when promising quarries are found. N I have been able lo make fairly ac- curate estimates of the cost of'var- io'as types of surfacing here but until we can gel up a very consid- erable amount of office work (cross sections etc.) we can only approxi- mately estimate the cost of grading culverts. As an approximate general aver- Ilvage on this part of the work, to a working basis on tolal es- tihiates, I have assumed Ihat on the f main, hard surfaced roads, grading J. will average some eight thousand (8000) cubic'yards per mile which, at a price, unclassified, of fifty cents per cubic yard, the cost would he per mile and allowing ?500 and other clis'rict officers also gave their bonds and are now ready to tae their places when their terms begin the first of the year. Sessions of the county court will hereafter be held every two weeks, ns that body has arranged to pay is. i v.jjico-j.-iii.a u ui.u need in the childish heart. Children are much suscepti- ble to heart hunger. And it weighs upon them just a--- heavily as lack of food or warmth. There are doubtless vicinity This hunger will increase as the grea't Holiday approaches closer. Do your part NOW lo appease the heart-hunger of some of these little ones by making a substantial conM- bution lo THE RALEIGH REGISTER SANTA GLAUS rurs'D. Due credit will be given in every instance bv the mib- hcation of all contributions received. A few days before Christmas the fund will be turned over to the committee ot kindly ladies of I his city who are going lo see ihat not a Germany Wants Peace Proposes to End War on Basis of Restoring Old Line Is Made Through Neutral Representatives in Berlin central convince the allied powers that the Germany and the other I llli lowers in (be European war want offer is not made because of and they are ready to enter weakness. While Germany and her allies at off the men employed on the roadi, work at such intervals. Thr men nl propose requested it, and as this is now the custonrin. the comity, it was agreed to. pence, nto negotiations to that end nice. This is the substance of a lole sent to the allied powers pe'n-re' thplr terms hrough the representatives of neu-, ral nations in Berlin Tuesday. i anv Congressman Keely Proposes Em- bargo That Would Act Like Gov- ernor on an Engine By GEO. W. 8UMMKRS. WASHINGTON, Dec. an "fort to reduce the prevailing high cast of living. Congressman Nec'ly has introduced a bill which it is have a very benefi- cial effect on existing conditions ar.d considerably reduce ihe cost of many articles of necessity. His measure provides that whenever and ns often as the Federal Trade Com- mission may find thai ihe exporta- tion from the United Stales of any foodstuff has the effect of raising the of ;l B' price of thnt article lo the ikf SC1'C! consumer it shall so certify to the M president who shall by proclamation prohibit iiio further exportation of in question till the Federal Trade Commission shall find that American prices would not he further affected by its exportation. .Many persons think the high prices of food are caused by the exporta- lion of ford in large (uiiintiles to 'he European nations engaged in the war and if that .is the case, Major Nefly's bill would solve the problem of high prices. The federal'govern- ment is proceeding along oilier lines and is having investigations and prosecutions wherever persons arc found to have been conspiring to raise prices. doubtless entertain some hopes of arc rather extravagant when it is con- sidered that the German armies are CIRCUIT COURT ADJOURNS Brief Term Ends and Judge Mil'er Returns to Hinton in u It II WHO HI UU1 I III J. UI_ Tl It! V I Advices Indicate that Germany's the defensive. But I the proposal will force a showdown and csatblish whether the entente :erms ni general propose lhe re-! sloration of the slain quo before the win- u-in __ ;antes ar Closer relations between immigra- tion officials and West coal operators and. other employes of labor are desired by Congressman Adam U, Liltlepage, who is trying to evolve some plan, through legis- lation or otherwise, by this can be brought about, lie hopes lit may be able to get the employers of labor in West Virginia into firs! band touch with immigration offi- cials so they can get at of the immigrants comin the United States from Europe and elsewhere. per mile additional for culverts, ciearinc, grubbing etc., or a cost of per mile exclusive of hard surfacing; On some of the main roads grading The December term of the circuit court adjourned this week. The po- litical campaign, followed immed- iately by the adjourned October ses- sion of criminal court, left lawyers and litigants unprepared for trial in the circuit court, and it was there- fore a light term. Some of the more important cases disposed of were as follows: Mollic F. Fetters vs. Waldcn Con- struction Co., on appeal, verdict for plaintiff. The Jcffras company vs. Pickus Bros., on appeal, jury found for the defendants. O. c: Hedrick vs. A. B. Redden, was given judgment for a debt amounting lo L. S. Hunt, et al, vs. Maggie Hall, ..MV iiiMin lUMHJ kj. 1JK1IL, Ul til, VS. lYlilKKl" I run much higher than ,8000 et al, order of partition entered. cubic yards and other miles much lower, and the grading on some por- lilions, will be easv sand and clav It-work while on other portions much [loose and solid rock will be cn- "countcrcd, so that on different sec- Jtions price of grading will vary the above figures be- ling merely an approximate'general leverage. Surf.tcinR Mv.choice here for a surfacing ma- Kcrlal would be local stone as a base and the imported blue lime- stone as n top, either for a bflumi- npu.i macadam or hut con- t.lie largo amount of inilc- O. C. Harvey, Jr., executor, et al vs. Rutha A. Harvey, ct al, report of sale of property of ,1. C. Harvey lo Joe L Smith entered and confirmed and J. K. Summcrfield appointed special commissioner to make and deliver deed. K. L. Arthur vs. Georgia Putnam Williams, report oi' sale to plaintiff Sarah Elizabeth Hcndrickson vs. Mabel Ward Ilcmlrickson, an in- order of sale  y showing what has heen accom- ilished by one boy in the The Department of Agncmmre tells of a West Virginia small bov, son of 1 farmer who had one heri. From the miceeds of eggs and chickens from his hen he bought a pig. After fat- ening it he sold it ami nought a :alf, which he raised to n cow. le sold the cow and then started nto the business of raising caltlc. le is held up as a mo.ilel for oilier arnicrs boy In the slate, Beckley Health Rcaprt. .Mrs. M. Sumiucrficld left Mon- frir frir whew charges that p6tKl> sceral wiMs ht the interest the "We are having sent to you, un- iler separate cover, the Juuior Prize Banner which has been assigned to Beckley for the summer of 1916. It gives us greai pleasure to an- nounce this honor, and to present this banner lo the boys and girls of lhe Junior Chautauqua of Beckley. "Each Junior leader has the priv- ilege of choosing one Junior Prize Banner town. The conferring this means that the boys and girls of jour town are, because of their ac- complishments and good behavior in connection week, adjudged Powell, who was your Junior lead- er, and by all others associated with iicr, worthy of Ibis honor. "The towns that came under con- sideration in connection with Beck- ey arc as follows: Elkton, Va.; loyersford Pa.; New Milford, Conn.; Hilford, Conn.; Clinton, Mass.; White Rier Junction, Vt.; Green- wich, N. Y.; Port Jefferson, N. Y.; Marlinsvillc, Va." with chautauqui by Miss Dorothy Court Grants Writ An alternative writ of mandamus against the clerks of the recent ex- traordinary session of the West Wr- ginia legislature was granted by tltt'' stale supreme court last week cu petition of Fred L. Fox, Demo-' eratic .senate leader, compelling ihcm to show cause why the Irnllou bill, passed by the lure should lie printed. tfiargcs that .Mirtflln   

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