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"HERB Bit aLL TAB PRE6S, TBI PEOPLE'S BIGHTS MAINTAIN, UKAWKP BY INFLUENCE AND UN BRIBED BT GAIN" ESTABLISHED 1882. toARTINSBURG, W. Va., SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 1917. VOL. Sfi. NO. 30. SPECIAL COACHES CARRY FEDERAL - PRISONERS TO COURT IN SESSION HERE * PRESENTMENTS WILL REACH A HUNDRED UNITED iSTATES MARSHAL SMITH BROUGHT IN PRISON ERS LAST NIGHT ? TWO EXTRA COACHES ATTACH ED TO NIGHT TRAIN CONTAINED PARTY OF MORE THAN SIXTY PRISONERS AND FORTY GUARDS AR RIVED FOR COURT. I < 1 Sixty-two prisoners, the largest number ever brought into Martinsburg in one group, arrived on train No. 16 over the Bal timore and Ohio railroad last night in two special cars attached h to the rear of that train. The prisoners were in charge of Unit ed States Marshal C. E. Smith and his deputies, and were from all sections of the Northern District of West Virginia. There were a total of one hundred and five in the party brought to this city city by Marshal Smith. One special coach left Fairmont over the Baltimore and Ohio lines attached to train No. 50 Monday morning. Deputy United States Marshal J. D. Moore was in charge of the guard and the thirty-one prisoners and the band of guards which made up the Fairmont party. At Grafton the coach was detached from train No. 50 and made up as a part of No. 16. From Parkersburg Dep uty Marshal Cook came over with a special coach containing pris oners and guards from that section. Both extra coaches were ^attached to train No. 16 for the run from Grafton to Martins-1 ourg. When the train reached Cumberland, Md., still another spe- ! cjal coach was added. In Cumberland a special private car con- 1 taining officials of the Erie railroad bound east was made up with the train. Because one of the coaches containing prisoners was an old relic of pioneer days on the B. & O. of wooden con struction it was not possible to place the heavy steel private coach of the Erie officials in the rear of the train. This result ed in the private coach being sandwiched in between the dining car and the prisoners coaches. Late last night when Marshal Smith took his prisoners into the diner for supper it was nec essary to take the men through the private coach of the Erie officials. I Deputy Marshal Moore, of Fairmont, had with him thirty-1 three prisoners from Fairmont had the banner crowd so far as i numbers go. His list mcluded Velma Worthington, James j Brown, Estella Brown, Wade Ordway, Clarence Bartholow, W.; i\l. Goff, Thomas Webster, Alex Gowzvdich, Henry Brown, Thom- | as Lanham, William Murry, Bessie Swisher, James Meyers, An tonio Cash, Joe Kempsom, Arthur M. Rhodes, Minnie Wells, Ma trona Patterson, Ross Scruggs, William Jordon, B. S. Swiger, Howard Pope, Nolan Muncelk, William Childs, John Merlavich Walter Ranlich, Joe Ranlich, Thomas Grant, Ben Oasto, and Jameb Parsons. Deputy Marshal C. B. Cook, of Parkersburg, brought over thirteen prisoners. Those in his charge included, J. P. Fought, Icelo Benetros, alias Bill Bannas; Nick Steed, alias Nick Stratt; Henry Williams, Thomas Wilson, Fred Wilson, James Williams, alais Kentucky Jim; Thomas Geer, H. W. Campbell, Mike Steen, Shields Jones and Steve Bollock. Deputy Marshal John M. Short, of Wheeling, had with him > John McBride, Mike Tucuch, John Mittman, Antonio Solarom, Charles .'Princoitta, Buff Phillips, Reid de Crow and William Smith. * From Clarksburg came Deputy Marshal Throckmorton who had in his charge Cy Mont, Andrew James, J. H. Campbell, Ed. Dobbs, Jack Louder, John Burroughs, Harrison B. Cunningham, Bill Butch and Eunice Phillips. In all there were seven women prisoners in the party. Four of these were white women and- three colored. The great majority of the prisoners are charged with viola tions of the Reed amendment, making it a federal offense to bring any amount of liquor of an intoxicating nature to a dry state. A few of the prisoners face charges of a more serious nature, how ever. Among those who have more serious crimes charged against them is Reid de Crow, of Wheeling, who is said to have operated a scheme to defraud by use of the United States mails. Because of the press of other work the grand jury was not organized until 1:30 this afternoon. Immediately after its or ganization this body got down to work and many witnesses were examined during the afternoon. It will require several days for the grand jury to complete its labors. Many of the prisoners brought in last night have expressed their intention of confessing and it is not anticipated a very large number of those indicted will ask for trial at this term of court. Brakeman Jumps 60 Feet. John G. Murray, a Western Mary land brakeman, who resides at Wil liam sport., was seriously injured yes terday when he jumped 00 feet from o. bridge over the Potomac river. A wheel came off his locomotive and, thinking it would plunge over the bridge, he jumped MISS MAUDE BRANTNER TO REPRESENT LOCAL ASS'N. The Nurses' Alumni Association of the (-ity Hospital mot in official fission last evening at that institu tion where routine business wa^ transacted. Miss "Maude "Brantner was selected to represent thr> loral n^soeiatlon at the state convention to be held in Fairmont tsarting Tuesday of next week. in COWBOYS RESCUE AMERICAN GIRL FROM CAPTORS AFTER BATTLE. "The Magnificent Meddler," the Greater Vita-graph Blue Ribbon fea ture, w:iich will he presented at the ?Apollo tonight, is the story of a progressive young newspaperman who meddlej in the affairs of an un progressive border town to its ulfi mate gain. Monty Bmerson buys The Sentinel j in Horizon, with money loft to him bv an aunt, sending the purhase money by wire. With Hob Gill, a cartoonist, who ha\l been his pal on an Eastern paper, he goes to Hori zon, a relic of tile wild and woolly days. Monty starts in at once to uplift the town, an 1 hjs first bit of 'm<M dling'* is to brand Ike Cherry, Hon zon's "bad man," as an undesirable citizen. H(> shows h's resentment by bombarding The Sentinel's (Chi i v"e nev. slK)y. Monty eolives back next day with a cartoon showing Ike chasing an alleegorical figure, "Edu cat'on and Enlightenment," out of town. Ike goes to The Sentinel of fice, levels two guns at Monty and j?rrets him two minutes to start out of town. Bob distracts the bad man's attention and Monty attack him. After a stiff fight Ike lands outside the building . Monty's "meddling" plea e-; the small progressive element rf tlie tmvn and through it hft learns that Howiston a neighbor ing nitmtmtni I.ewiston, a r.e'ghboring city, has 1 een trying to annex the < rirrapt but contented Horizon. After a confer ence with the mayor of Lewistoe. .-?ionty begins to shriek for eonsolida t on This brings him afoul of Hig J >e Both, poli'icil boss, and Pete Marillo, the Mexican gambling dicta tor and dance hall proprietor. Monty, meantime, meets Jess Roth, daughter of the boss, and they fall in love. However, when she learns that Montv is the author of the at n ]:*? o*i her fither, she repulses v'm. Monty, undaunted, keeps up his attacks and caps them by taking a flashlight picture showing Marillo paying Roth his share of the profits 'rem vice in t'-R Jown. Roth organ e: a g'?n ' and ''tarts after Monty, while Marillo organizes a band of 'Mexicans to rob Roth's house. Thp youna; editor evades his pur ser <?-. by climbing a tree and they "Si by. Shortly afterward, Marillo ' <-d his- outlaw.-, com-e along the road 't a swift pace, with Jess Roth a Aldnapped enpt've, on the way across tho Mexican bonier. Monty drops onto the hors,-? bear ir.g Jess and gallops away, the M icar.s in pursuit. They reach the Sentinel office. Soon Roth's men ap pear and open fire on the pla^e Marillo, who has increased his force, arrives shortly afterward. A battle 'ollows and th-.? Mexicans are -outed. M.on Vrrak^ into the newspaper -?m"o a" I his men sr,t fire to the CONVICTED OF VIOLATING SELECTIVE DRAFT L4W 1fngiie.;. alias James Mon roe, who w.'irt-arr ste-1 by Deputy n' A. AI hey, and arraigned '.>?T,r.; United States ('o:nmis.^ioner Tarry A. Down.*;. rharged with vio 1 t:ntr tli? se'eetive draft law. was on Saturday taken to Baltimore, where ho appear s! befor : I'nited States District Judge flo ;e, plead guilty to the charge aud wa.-j given thirty days in jail. He began his fc^ntenee at once. JUDGE J. M. WOODS CRITICISES THE I "IT IS NOT RIGHT TO EXPECT THE YOUNG MEN TO BE PATRIOTIC AND FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRC IF PROPERTY OWNERS DO NOT PAY HONEST TAXES" JUDGE TELLS GRAND JURY AT OPENING OF COUfcT In his charge to tin; grunt! jury t his morning at the opening of the Cir cuit Court for the regular Sep:ember term, Judge J. M. Woods in urging j the enforcement of the law. laid espe cial stress of the statute regarding the payment of taxes, and of giving the Assessor a correct estimate of property. In connection of the times, lie told the jury that it could not he expected of the young men of this nation to defend our country if thei elder ones and the property owners do not pay their honest taxes for the support of the government for which they would have the younger generation fight. The judge also call ed attention to the laws prohibiting crooked elections, the unlawful sell i;ig of drugs, the selling of cgarettos to minors, and the grafting of money by employers from those under their jurisdiction. Should Be Unbiased. Judge Woods told the jurors in his opening statement that In heiring ev idence and in finding indictments no private feelings should govern thein, and that their duties should be per formed without partiality. Tie said that wherever there exists a raeson able doubt as to the person before them being gutlty an Indictment should be returned, but that doubt must be gained through evidence; and not by heirsay or gossip. He told the jury tha' twelve of their number must agree before an Indictment can be returned. About Crooked Elections. In connection with crooked elec tions, the judge said he wan requir ed to make a statemen'. He first called attention to the laws which should govern election:-:, and sai l ih i' the practice of vote buying should not he allowed to continue; that it was not right for one man to express the opinion of another at the election oolls for the sake of money, and that if the offices of this country were to he auctioned off our government would not. be free. Day of Reckoning Corr.irg. Judge Wioods emphasized the fact fhat a d iv of reckoning war, sure to come in the future, when these laws) pertaining to clean c'ect.ior.:;, would | be rigidly enforced, and that the bit? financiers of the country who play crooked would be stripped of their character and would stand before the entire world. Compared t0 Annanias. i The jurist next took up the statute requiring property owners and t ix payers to pay honestly and according i to the amount of property which they own. He sharply criticised the man who trie-; to escape paying honest taxes and said that he should be com pared with Annania.i. He said it was the duty of every man to make an honest and conscientious report to the assessor. Must Support Government. The point that the government > must have revenue for its support [was next brought out by Judge ENT COURT OFFICIAL HERE CLERK D. P. H EN D RICK SON WHO HAS SERVED GRANT COUNTY 37 YEARS. Among thostj called here today to appear is witn#fcses before the Fed j eral grand jury is 1). P. Hendrlckson, ! of Petersburg, who perhaps lias the i slate record for term of service and ' certainly a record that stands out in , most creditably in the discharge of duties. In 1'J14 he was re-elected for six years and in rounding out this term he will h ive served forty years as the clerk of the circuit and county courts of Cirant county, lie is known by court otllicials of the state for his scrupulous can; and intelligent handl ing of the county r?*cords, to which he lias given miserly care. Incidentally Mr. I iendrickson is a hanker and has o'her interests that puts him in the class of the most suc cessful busines men of his section. Ho is an ardent active Republican who has been roapousfTblo Immeas urably for tin; big party majorities In that county. Woods, who said that without gov ernment we would not have a fair chance in this world; that the strong man would control the property, and that it was a requisite in order to have a good government that It ho supported by ? revenue, which should come from the people, each paying his portion according to his assets. It was here thai the judge, laid em phasis on the statement that if the properly owners did not prove loyal to the government, by paying Just, taxes, it could hardly be expected of the young men to fight for the land which they claim Is theirs. Law Regarding Drug Sales. That drugs were very valuable when used in their proper places, was the next point take nup by the judge, but he added that when not used prnper'y they were dangerous and the law against them should be enforc ed. The Tobacco Law. Tie cigarette and tobacco law were dealt with briefly by Judge Woods. Me called attention to the f vets that no minor was allowed to smoke cig arettes, while no youth under sixteen was allowed to smoke anything. Me said that science has demonstrated that the use of tobacco by the youth is not beneficial to him. Should Pay Honest Wages. Another point, which the judge said he w is required to deal with, was the law about the paying of laborers, according to their honest wages, by their employers, and he sharply crit U ised the employer who grafted off any ene under him. The Grand Jury Named. The following comnose the grand jury: Peter Hperrrw, I). M. PiUer, C. It. Tice, C. A. Wever, James II. Fulk, C. W. Stuckey, Walter Itiner, William II. Myers; James M. Smith, Oeorgs F. Rvans, I). "W. Shaffer, M. L. Dorn, II. A. Mamniann, Jacob Sites, It. S Miller and C. Ij. Stuckey. Indictments Returned. At noon today the grand jury had returned indictments against the fol lowing: Jimmy Denny, felony. Dave Crawford, misdemeanor. W. it. Miller, felony. Dodge Lincoln, felony.