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ESTABLISH BO 1882. MARTIN8BURG, W. Fa., SATUKD4Y, MAY 9, 1914. TOL. 33 NO. 10
Of*!? ial Order From Governor Hat
field Has Be.in deceived in
This Oity
Quite a gcod -many county and
road officials and others have receiv
ed tlie official proclamation of Gov.
J'. D Hatfield setting aside May US
and 29 as state "Good Roads D ?.ys '*
i- ;.rociainati(jn is as follows:
?c . m r-'opi.^ o| ihe Slate of We i
'' i r^ini'\. ? I; <?<-! ing: ?
\V hereas,. The urgent need of g vd
roal-i hi< :.?r( unlit to u* one ui ihe
gr-2i*. ?<: pre Heir,a of this day and .1.1
l)recedented progress and is reeog
rv.zed hy all as a commercial irn
' rnvo,n(jjif th.-i* will result mi the
greatest good to the graate.it nu.m
Whereur, There obtains a unanim
M.v of opinion that no effort or ex
peuoture eonld bring quicker, ?*urer
or greater dividends than that d?
re< ted toward the construction ai.d
ii.jpi - vement. of our public "oa:1s
an 1
Whereas, In this state the pe >,>'<
?!i e fully awakened to the bev-ft:
, that will he realized from >et'e
vvds. linking together in tie.-. o
r.'osi- relationship thi? diffr?i' c.
inanities ar.d affording avenues e
"ommcrce* ai.d
Whereas. Tlie construction and he
terment of roads is a matter of dire,
concern to every citizen;
Now, therefore, I, Henry D. Ha
field, governor of the state of Wpc
Virginia, do hereby set apart Thnr
d:>v and Friday, Mav 2S and 29. A. D
1^14 for road work in the state n*
West Virgin;a, and do de?igmte tli"
aforementioned days as "Oo^d Re'
Hays," and decla^ the same publn
li^'c-rvs and request that, all o?lnv
business be snsnended as far as pos
sible and that evory able bodied ciM
v'mi l 'b'^r upon tho j ublic highway,
o" the state during these two day?
and that the work performed be of
a kind that will makes a lasting and
nemnnent improvement, such a?
rnd grading, ditch in*, culvert build
:i g. graveling, dragging, etc.
T further call upon the county
c- urt of each co vy to issu^ :?
proclamation, calling upon the people
t" turn out on these days and give
their labor, and to see that a com
plete organization is effected, so the
work will penetrate to every neigh
borhood and he conducted in a thor
oughly systematic way. so that when
the end shall have come at the close
of the second day there will be no
community or district within the
borders of the entire state wher."
1 here has not been indelibly stamped
by the hand of toil marked progress
-,i road improveiri'r.it that will bear
testimony to the progressive spirit
possessed by the .people of that com
rv unity.
I urge 11 po.t ;ie county an.1 city
press tho importance of giving their
liberal assistance 'n organizing {-.nd
bring to the roads for work an army
of volunteers, citizens ready to do
service in adva icing the welfare of
the people of each community. The
liberality of the press is one of the
recprsities to tho success of "West
Virginia's first "Good Roads" days
I i lso call upon the various com
mercial organizal'ons of the s'ate
the road overseers, road engineers
and all those directly or indirectly
identified with t\?n movement for ad
vancement of go v; roads to give their
enthusiastic and united support in
order to carry out this undertaking to
a j-uceessful completion.
T hope the wo..un of West Virginia
will feel it thoir duty to participate
in the work and share in the glory
of We day. T, therefore, call u^on
?hem and their various organisations
to prepare dinners and to see that
they nrc served to tho laborers along
the way. thereby showing their loyal
ly and interest in this great cause
Ir should be ihe aim of every West
yir^mian to see that these two sood
Wabash Railroad Fined $200 and
Costs For Violation of 24-Hour
Because thev shipped in interstate
trade, meat products which did not
bear the marks of Federal meat in
spection, a number of persons have
been recently lined, according to the
United States Department of Agricul
ture's announcements. Armour and
Co., in Npw York was line.' $25, and
Louis Adler, in Kansas w:i*. lined $25
and costs for violation of this act. J.
VV. West in Kansas was fined .$7.50
and costs for similar transporta
tion of unmarked meat f,%oin state to
Because it confined live stock in
cars for more than twenty-eight
hours without unloading for feed,
water and rest, the Wabash Railroad
company ;n Indiana has had two pen
ilties of $100 each imposed for two
li.jtinct vi >hii ons of the twenty-eight
hour law. Tlie lines also covered the
costs which amount to $16.10 in one
a.->?,- and $12.j.o in tin- other.
r i s ?i""
Men In Kanawha Coal Fields Expect
ed to Accept of Offi
Reports from the Kanawha coal
ie'd indicated that many ^f the min
ers who struck last week would obey
Ihe orders of the district officers of
the United Mine Workers and return
to work until the international offi
cers could pass upon their contention
that they have a right to strike.
In tlie country east of Charleston,
however, the sanation is not so
bright, leaders of the radical element
urging the men to stay away from
the mines until all the questions at
issue had been sotf1ed.
General Villa is not an educated
ma \ but he possesses something pie
sen ting a remarkably close resem
b't-.T.cr to horse sense.?New York
roar]'* days will Stand as an epoch in
the movement lor flio devel ipnient
of ihe highways of every state, and
fhe man who gives his labor and en
ergy zealously i" thl.i cause may w-ii!
!?el that he has performed a true
public duty, the importance of which
rpn only be estimated at this time
This will be the most significant pub
lic work ever performed in this
state, and the degree of its succesi
rests upon every loyal citizen.
'We will b? able to enjoy the fruit?
of our labor, but our posterity wil1
enjoy it in even a larger and m >r?i
a pprecintfv ? measure. I he most cer
tain way t > ndvance 1 le state an,d all
>f its diversified mdu?/r'.eg is through
our roads.
1 hope the people of the state will
enter heartily into the spirit of the
occasion with earnestness and en
:husif*m and a desire to see that
?he accompli"hmerit of these two
days will be of s.'irpnsingly great in
trinsic value. If we are zealous Jn
this pursuit we will give to the govt
roads movement en Impetus that
could not in any ether way be ob
In testimony wh^rrf. 1 hav3 here
unto r>et my hand ^.id caused to be
a;ii \-< C the less seal of the stale of
\W.H Virginia.
f>one at the capite'-. in the city of
Charleston. this, th^ twenty-third day
(,t Apr:l, in the vcur of Our Lord,
rne thousand, nine ; jndred and four
teen end of the s' \te the fiftv-first.
l.Ioyd Georce Proposes 13 to 23 Per'
Cent D.jties on Income and
liON'DOX. May !.--David Liovd
(I'orge, chancellor of the exchequer
!<?.s introaaced the. budget in
Mouse of Commons and estimate I th?
(Vficit for 15114-15 at $26,650,000. Add
.i.g certain charges t.ot include 1 i
ihe budget he sho ved that it vould
i.e necessary to increase the national
n-come for the cominp year by $!?),
r.no.ooo. Mr. Lloyd-George pl\ns to
ra'se this money bv a material in
crease in the incon.'i and the deal")
duties. H"r% new income tax ra*?*
would be graduated to a maximum of
.?early 13 per cent and the dot h
ties to a maximum of '20 por cent.
The chancellor a'sc announced
plan to reduce the tax burden on i? n
proved property in proportion to ihe
amount t-pent for improvements.
Tax cn Large Incomes.
'This Illicit alom , the cha ici>l;c-T
I "iupkes new taxation inevi*.i.tie.
but in ruuition thereto the ?ove*r.
meni has come to the conclusion ia,it.
in order to save sone municipalities
>m bankruptcy, tljere must be a re
adjustment in the relations of im
perial and local taxation. These will
Entail la,%ge additional expenditures
by the ox-chequer.
"We propose to set up a na'.ional
system of valuation under which 'site
values' will be separated from 'im
provement values' and under wh'ch
telief wiil be afforded the man who
?mproves his property in .proportion
to the amount he expands to this end.
These proposed grants of relief to
'oca1, tarat'on for pav.oses of pubii*.*
r.'alth, education and road construc
tion v/lli entail an additional expen
diture by the exchequer of $21,0)).
000. Allowing a margin of $1,000,000,
we shall have? to raise a total of
abon* $49,000 000.
VTc meet this we propose a revision
of the income tax. The existing law
on earned incomes up to $5,000 a
year would (remain unchanged; on
incomes between $7,000 and $7,500
the tax would be 10 l-2d on the pound
sterling (approximately $42 on eVery
$i.000); on Incomes between $7,500
and $10,000 a year the tax would Is
(approximately 4.8 per cent); from
$10,000 to $12,500] 14d (5.6 per cent);
while from $12,500 to $15,000 the rate
would be 16d (6.4 per cent*. The rate
on unearned incomes would be rais
ed to 16d (6.4 per cent.)
20 Per Cent Death Duties.
"The allowance for children of par
ents whose Incomes do not exceed
$2,500 a year would be double.).
There would be a supertax on In
comes of $15,000 a year and upwards,
instead of this supertax beginning,
as at present, with iucomes of $5,000
o. year.
"With this new graduated soaio of
income tax rates rising finally to V'd
in the poi'nd, the it (al income tax.
in certain cases would be as big i au
32d (21.8 j.er cenf )"
The cibTcellor declared lie propos
ed to reach EngMsl.men who made
investments abrea1 fit order to es
cape the in^ime <<nd he sain that
the death duties on estates over $300,
000 would undergo a graduated in
crease until the maximum would be
20 per cent Instead of 15 per cent,
as at present.
The chancellor estimated the in
creased yields from these changes as
Ordinary income tax, $26,250,000;
investments abroad, $1,250,000; sup
ertax, $12,500,000; death duties, $3,
250,000; settlement of estate duties,
The total from tihese sources 's
$44,000,000 This leaves $5,000,000 to
be found, which the chancellor pro
poses to take from the sinking fund
! - \ W n
111* riYSTKM.
"Farmers. tltnnk goodness. take. life
a litt'e ? s?er 'Inn ihey used to (Jo,
thanks i ? their various unions and com
b nations " J tint 'I. K unble, m (Mo
tary of tin I'm in* is' National C'ougresH,
an o' gan /. ? i i >ii < I' tl (I I)''U far liters.
" l'aimcr? ate not n I?k*? old
Cornelius 1111 U " A n. w himil sa'd to
the old iiimjmot t ing m the t arvest
' 1 .*? 111 ? | h ?c?? \ \ j 11 11 ? I i t v; ? > 11 t i I c ? eight
11? ? 11 r h\s-t?*ni. k '1 liai V what* 1 do ''
grunted < 'd (oin liu-K. as he hw uiij?
1)ih pitehfo! k vigorously l i^iiL hours
in 1 h?* int.i mng. eiuhi i i ihm in tlic fore
noon eight If ij i h in the it I ici not in, ami
t w 11 (i r 11 * t < In ui ? s ove i t' me a ? t er sup
per n> Of I * * y ml Imivest season
N <; i 1 vl I.A'l KH.
A union hu'e.Jte ami; nan was seeing
a | aeking lirin <o ircovcr damages for
in juiiPsM Gained in ?? K<n-eis City es
tahiish'i-t i A tt.>???#???I I .Inner in the
plft it. was fi w m n?'SM
* r>i?1 v ? u w.ti k with .1 ckson the
pin nt.irr"
1 Yes.-ah-''
W 11t it t e \ < ii r relations with t In inV
"Now, V'( ? k-ahe.e, b< b-*," ta:d the
wi'D^'f-r, IV hki'nei!, 'lhat s a why I
look eo white- The.m folks ain't uo re
lation of mine."
' SCAlcK-C'Uovv
Peggy?I suppose \ou don't mind my
be. ng in > ou r field ?
Farmer?' The longer v on s'a. , Miss,
the better Fact is the birds 'ave been
very i ro> b'eeo-ne t h is ce isoii."
* *
A 11 KM A ItK A Ht.K < ?I FT
"A Mer-8 ? ot hii'"nr if a fine possession.
Willi Rome rm-n, howevi r it >?-?eB to ex
trernes?to i/haMlv extremes."
Tiie seem- was the Kcnuoin c Club's
dinner in New.York The speaker was
Mayor Muni of Cincinnati. and lie con
tinue i:
'11 used to know id II race Anneflby a
man with this excessive sense of humor
Horace said to ir.e one day w11a ghoul
ish laugh:
"I've *ot the greati st jo!.e to toll jnu.1'
'?Well, what is u?" Htid 1
41 You kuovv." nan! Horace, "that I
was examined and passed for life i n ?
b u r a n c e last week. Well ? ha!
ha! ha!?I've been to consult a r-pecial
ist this mm n<ng, and he lells me I've
Kot an incurable disease. "o gives me
jubt one > ?-ar, i??? I a ?hi.!
* if
T? OKI'1* (/Ol.l'f-K.
Thoman Tli"r1?. a Scotchman, left all
hih wfiiiih to hi* two jjf?plicwH f?n condi
tiori that they - rect n monument to bin
memory wi;h ?. t leant < nt' vcfjr iriHcribed
thereon. Tin e?: ? fnI brot h-rn nearchi d
long for a veise nt once brief and apt,
but they found it to be difficult. They
a^ked a moi umetilul ma-oti, who HUg
ge-te-l the l< I owing ovuplet;
I it-r?- I 'ex t he cor p
Ol I hoiii'iH Thoi p.
The brottn rt< thought ihiit Hpl, but
wordy The maoon thought long and
d ep, and, t ? i heir eat i*fact ion .t he veiHe
wa ? t- hor ten- ii ! 1 ? u- :
Tf.or p'?
(Jo! p M .
?I N
Then- js a wide divergence of op
inion among the senate leaders as to
how long will be required for debate
on the Panama canal tolls repeal bill.
The more optimistic predict that the
lebate will end by May 16. Other-;
predict that it will run along lor
most of the month.
The United States Government Makes
Big Purchase In This
'I he National Forest Reservation
C. minission approved for purchase
.imh r thi* Wviis law the Bridges is
liu?. consisting of 10,000 acres, lying
( n tin* IJllegheny mountains, east of
I.anevitle, W. Va., for ?2.r>0 an acre.
I'he h.nd was owned by the late Hub
ert Bridges, >f Hancock, Mil., an I
was i-old hv his sons, Henry 1'.
i'ri-lges, Baltimore, am' 1?\ W'lfcur
[Bridges, 11agerstown, Md.
Approximately 1 acres are in
I-.iiiu'nlph conniy, while the renii *i
? ?:?*;- if- in Tuck?:-." county. The oo.:i
:m: su n has also j pprov >d of the pur
chase from II. Bond of 200 acres
in Tucker county. With these new
purchases, the government now owns
i within the Monongahelia area J>G.?SS7
acres, purchased at an average rat"
of $2 No j)c? i' acre.
Richard Olney Named Governor of
Body?Salary $12,000 a
WASHINGTON, May 'Tlio fed
oral reserve board as selected by
President Wilson consists of:
Richard Olney, Poston, Maaa., gov
ernor of board.
Paul Warburg, Now York cily.
Marry A. Wheeler, Chicago.
Wu P. G. Harding, Birmingham,,
?William Don ham, San Francisco.
Secretary McAdoo and John Skel
t.on W/illiams, comptroller of tho cur
rency, arc ex-ofiicio momoors. Ac
ceptances are still being awaited
from Olney and Harding. Mr. Ol
ney's friends liero were inclined to
believe he would not decline. Mr.
Olney was offered the ambassador
ship to Great Britain by President
Wilson early last year, but express
ed i;n unwillingness to leavo the
country on account of his business m
tcrests. He is being strongly urged
by friends of the President, ro accept
this o'ace which the President has
spoken as of equal in importance to
a place on tlie bench of the supreme
court of the United States. Mr. Ol
ney, though 78 years old, is Motive
an'i lias had a long experience in tie
business world and finance wnich tho
President and his Advisors bolieve
would especially bo adapted 'or iho
head of the reserve board.
Salary $12,000 a Year.
The board formally wil set. in mo
tion the new currency law which was
signed December 2'i last. With tbo
selection of the 12 regional reserve
banks the organization of the board
has been the most vital stop in the
operation of the new currency law.
The banks are being organized and
the expectation of officials is that
within another month the entire sys
tem will be in ful swing, although,
there are certain transitions which
will occupy a greater length of them.
The, complete board consists of sev
en members, at sauaries of .$12,000
a year. The secretary of tbo treas
urer and the comptroller of tho cur
rency are ex-ofl'icio members and tho
five other members are appointed by
the President. The law stipulates
that the members should bo appoint
ed with reference to the "geograph
ical, commercial and financial division
of the country."
The ?act that the once jolly tar
can't get. a drink now unless he Is
ill, shows how wise they were when,
they named that hospital ship the
Solace.?Boston Transcript.

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