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ent to us which Advances the Cause of Truth and Morality, or which Concerns the Welfare of the Community In which we Live. 0LUME55 LEWISBTJRG-. WEST VIRGINIA, FBI DAY MORNINGh APRIL 22. 1921 NUMBER 44 loyal unto death. I |U s!oi\\ from lieckley telling of Ih-Ivi'I'H a vicious sow*. a lour !;r.(l|,| ho\ ami liis pet coll if, ,,'j, !: tlx dog fought to tlu* death l.?| t iri to save his littli* master i.ii- 'I"' subject <>f an intensely editorial in The Baltimore I! reprinted here: jS.lc Scott. l-years-old. iles ily , j|is father's farm near Iteek " \\. Va. His pet collie is dead. 'virimiN sow, hearing the scars of | i the linish, is so badly | that she must he killed, |. is one of those simple little (li j( s df A Dog to which all human responds. The hoy. play in the yard, was attacked by ?v.w. which had escaped its pen. I Iwripy tin- child's screams, the | uj]i,. rushed to the rescue and en- i L,| the sow in light. Tin , -hi Itl's mother came into the ifliitw hearing her torn baby to .f, 'v . lint tiie Dog remained. His i supreme duty, that knew no minimise. The infuriated sow Js menace to those he loved. It his business to remove that (?ii.ii'i', and into the job he put all ii- nn-rgy of his devoted iittlc ,'il. He may have known that civ could he only one ending. ji;ij w;is not his concern. It was v .(incern only to remove the cn.ue. and at any cost. His own [e'aiatlcred not at all, and in the nl In- lost it, in as noble a strug rfur what he believed to be right ius as ;in> that ever brightened the n:iK of mail or nation. Wt <lo not know the little collie's inc. Ii we did we should like to hit it. in honorable memory of s galkiul conduct, lie was a itliiT and a gentloman; he was a tilted comrade and playmate; he js all that a Dog is and that a iht man should be. We hope he I a Christian burial, for he was Christian, if to be a Christian im it\ sacrifice of self and love for Wis. lie was all of that, and he 'v.i hero - a hero of four leifs. A SAD ACCIDENT. As briefly slated last week, Mrs. r!ie li inkle Morrison, wife of S. Morrison, and second daughter Mr. and Mrs. J. A. llinklc, of this in i ! > . was accidentally ran down tl Killed b\ an auto, mobile in the In < ? ! an inexperienced driver, il liilh. 1 D!2 1 , at Overland I'arke, ins,. \Vt? learn lliis week that : survived the accident ahou! ly minutes. Mrs. Morrison was April 12th, 1882, and was 38 <r?. il months and 28 days old. at i>l her death. She had been .'Oi: .tent member and an active r!.' :' in the M. I?. Church, South. m:tu\ years, professing faith' in riM when about the age of. four - ?' wars. Siie leaves a husband I three children ? 1 boy and 2 ? lallier and mother, six brolh ? hvo sisters, and many loving mourn her untimely death. ?Ii-mmI are the dead who die in 'ill for Ihcv shall inherit >':ial Life." RANDOLPH COUNTY LEADS. ? > ?ii m lo | In* 1'. S. ('.casus re- i ? ''JO. liaiidolph ('.on nly is Hie ' u p'?l 1 1 ? > eounty in the Slate"; 1 i'lrslon ('.on nly ;i close second I i 1 ' ilo acreage from Hie report ? l."!M acres with a proiluel ion ?"?"li! hu sin- Is or ;il Ihe rate of I'lislic! per arre. The average ' Ihe Stale is SI ."? bushels 1 'i is bushels less than the \ ield in l-iandolph C.ounty. liiis average is rallier low, ? 1'i'iiifS out the fact that Han- 1 ' ?'?iin I \ is much heller ad aped ? 'to growing than many of the 1 Minlies of Ihe State. LABOR SUPPLY. "Milium |o ihe reports of farni ''?e lahor supply in (Ireivhrier j is reported as only 00 per j ??:i April 1st, of what it was I '? 111150, hut Ihe accuracy of! ? I'lxirl is questioned. In Mon- 1 * '"ml > the lahor supply is re ',,|l ;is 1ii."> per cent of what it "?r year ago, and in Summers} ''?> IS per cent better. In most j J11' ' "uiilies of the State the | ! supply is from 100 to 105 peri ?r what il was a year ago. 1 whole the fanners say there ' ) I per cent of a normal sup "f lnhor. Ir'"? ("aruso, t hi* great Italian! ' who lias been critically ill in ''"'k. is at last on Ihe way to j ''I' lecoverv and opecls '.o j ? N ,l?hs in May. His death I'-* Would have iuen a great lo^s( '^?"isie world for lie is prob- j " ' in st noted of living sing ' DEATHS. Attorney P. II. M. Patterson. ?>f Beckley. died suddenly Wednesday 1 Hit' HUli shortly after three ?>V!?? k i :il his lioint' in that city, lit* is sur vived l?y his wife and two children j Dorothy and Harry. Jr. Mr. Patter- i son was about 12 years of age. had j held a number of public positions , and was a lawyer of prominence. j At his home at Pcterslown. Mon* j roe county, on t lie 10th inst., Lewis C. Calloway for man\ "years after i the Civil War one of the best known I most prominent and popular public i men of Monroe county, passed to his reward, in his 80th year. !!<? was horn at (iray Sulphur Springs, near Pcterslown in August 1811 and j was a man of buoyant .spirits and j j obliging disposition and popular; manners which lie maintained thru the whole of his long life, lie was J County Clerk of Monroe from 1N(>7 ! to 1871 at the same time perforin- J I ing the duties of the Circuit Clerk. | Was also County Recorded, an ollicc i long since abolished. He was a con- j j temporary and warm personal : j friend of the late lamented M. J. 1 Kesler. who came to Monroe short- ' I ly after the close of the Civil War j land afterwards served, for many ? I years, as the ellicienl Clerk of the I 'Circuit Court. Mr. Callaway leaves' live sons and one daughter. lie was laid to repose in the cemetery at Pcterslown. Andrew, little four-vear-old son ; of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.W. Hamuli'. 1 died at the Marlinton Hospital on: I Thursday night, April 7, 11)21. On I j Wednesday evening he was run lover by an automobile at his home I near Hillsboro, and received in ! juries at the base of the brian and 1 elsewhere. .The little boy had gone ? across the road to the mail box, and ; two automobiles came along. The ' (driver of the lirst one saw him and stopped, but the second driver, not j seeing the little boy drove around! the first car and struck the little I fellow. Doctors were called and , | the little boy brought to the Marlin- ! i ton Hospital at once, but he was too , badly injured to be helped. On ; Saturday the little body was buried , at the McCoy graveyard on Brulleys ( : Creek. Andrew was a manly little fellow, the joy and delight of his parents, and great sympathy is fv-ll for them. ? Times, i ? ? ^ - CASHIER WINS IN PISTOL BATTLE. S. H. Witowski. cashier of I lie Slate Hank of Cicero, a snlmrl) of Chicago, successfully defended the bank against a timid of six automo bile bandits on the 1 ?~> 1 1 1 . killing one wounding two and capturing l\yo 'others. Onl\ flit* driver of the ear. ?who remained outside of the bank, escaped. The six men drove up to the hank soon after it opened that morning and live of them enteri-d* with drawn pistols. The leader ap proached the cage occupied ' by Witowski and ordere<l him to the rear of the bank. The other bandits compelled ten other persons who were in the bank to follow Wi towski. Opening the vault" llie rob bers forced llieir captives to enter. While two bandits stood guard three others scooped up tin; money in the Cashier's cage into a bag. As they turned to escape. Witowski pushed the door of the vault ajar and fired through the aperture. One bandit fell with a bullet thru his head and two others were ser iously wounded. .Meanwhile the Cicci'o police hail responded to the bank's burglar alarm, arriving jus! in time to lire upon the 'llceing hanit who h;ul waited outside in the automobile. The other two rob bers were captured in a running pistol fi^lit of two blocks and the money recovered. NEW CITY HALL FOR CHARLESTON, j Contracts have been closed for the erection of Charleston's new , city building, which, when com-1 plctcd, will be the finest building in the State. Designed in a classic slyle of ar-i chitecture, after the manner of the renaissance, with exterior of Indian limestone, it will present a dignifi- 1 ed and imposing appearance. ; The building will be fireproof throughout, fronting one hundred] and .'our feet on Virginia street, ex-1 tending back one hundred and < eighty feet on Court street, and will [ house the entire city govcrnmen. CONDITION OF WHEAT.. The condition of wheat in West Virginia on April 1st was !)2 per ( cent of normal. In Greenbrier | '?ounly on April 1st the condition of wheat was 8,'b in Monroe 87, in Sum-tilers 9-1 and in Pocahontas 88. The acreage sowed to wheal lust fall was 10 per cent less than in 1 019. MURDER IN HIGH PLACES. A few days ago in tin* Syracuse ' I'niversity, in llic Slate of New York Holmes Beckwith, professor of ccon omics, went into the ollice ??f Dr. .1. II. Wharton. Dean of the I'ni versity. and shot and killed him. and then turned the pistol on nim-j self and committed suicide. 'I he trouble was over the fact that Beck- j with had been notified to seek an other place after the end <>f the school year. This recalls the ease of Dr. \Ycl>- i ster. of Harvard, a noted case in its day : On Friday, November 211. IS lit. John \Y. Webster, professor of chemistry in Harvard I'niversity. struck Dr. Ceorge Pacinian, of the medical school of that university, , dead with a stick of wood in the ! medical school of wnieh Dr. Park- . man was the founder. I'arkman was endeavoring to collect a debt from Webster and accused him of j dishonesty, and Webster laid hi,m out. After the killing, Webster cut ! up the body and disposed of it in cisterns and in a furnace and a ' great case was worked up against j him by detectives. Webster was! hung for the crime on the 30th day! of August, 1850. The trial was a noted one and lasted for eleven <lays before Chief Justice Shaw. If we are not mistaken Daniel Webster, the great New Mnglaud orator, lawyer and statesman ap peared as one of the attorneys in this case. I MINGO RIPPER BILL, The House of Delegates put a. crimp in Mingo county's chance of having a Democratic Judge for the next four years at least when it was voted Monday the 11th that the (lov-j crnor shall have the power to a,)- 1 point a Judge for that county until j an election can be held in 1024. Delegate McClintic oll'ered and secured the passage of an amend-] m-ent to the criminal assault bill j which will provide the death ' penalty. Several teeth have been added to the McClintic lire arm bill which will make it possible for express messengers, baggage men, railroad , conductors, mail clerks, engineers, ' firemen, and hrakemcn to carry ! guns while on duly. The new hill makes it an ollViise to sell a lire arm ; to. an unnaturalized citizen. i Senator Stewart's municipal home I rule bill which provides for cities changing their charters without i having to go to the Legislature has been advanced to its third reading, j j TWO COMETS ON VISIT, Two ??unlets :i ri* approaching tin' earth, say the aslnir.e.ners of liar-} ? van! Observatory. One. iteid's' comet. discovered l?y ;i Sunlit Afri-i c:m astronomer on March l.'ilis lust,' is increasing in brightness so rap- 1 idly that it will he visible to the, naked eye soon. < >n April liSlh il 1 will be seven and one-half times! brighter than now. At present il is silmded just In tin* east of the st;ir < > : 1 1 m 1 1 a in the eonstellation (lygnus. It will hi' nearest the sun on Ma\ 10th. The other comet. W 'innecke's. ; has been sighted by I'rof. ihirn;ir<l. of the Yerkes Observatory, Wiscon sin. Discovered in 1S."?S, Win ncckc's comet completes ils cllip tic orbit "Around the sun in live >cnrs iiud eight uioitliis. On its periodic visils Ibis cornel has never come within several million miles of the earth. WOMEN CANNOT SERVE ON JURIES, In all tlie bills introduced during the present session of tne West Vir ginia Legislature not one has been 1 found which gives lo the women of the State the right t ? > serve on juries Oilier measures conferring etpial rights upon the women have been proposed and are pending, such as the etpial guardianship bill and other bills of a like nature ,hut not ' one removes the inhibition, for such il is, as to the service of women on ' juries. That it will require legislation to j make women eligible for jury ser- 1 vice is the informal opinion of At-; torney General li. T. England - given. SLUMP IN COAL PRODUCTION, Output of bituminous coal in the] week ending April 2d, had slumped to f>,7">0,000 tons, or "approximate- , ly 5,000,000 tons below the average j regarded as ordinarily safe," tiie I National Coal Association announc-1 ed. The condition was attributed ! by the Association largely to lack | of a market and had resulted, il ' added, in the mines running at on ly half capacity, with 100,000 min ers idle." CUT COST OF COMMODITIES. Legislation to eliminate unneces sary brokerage transactions, to fa eiliate a wide distribution of infor mation regarding market eonditions ami to strengthen the powers of the Federal Government in its price investigations is reciwiynended by the federal trade commission in a report on lue general industrial situation, drawn up on request of President Harding and made pub lic April 17th at the White House. It is suggested that means must be found to reduce costs of neces sities. such as fuel ami housing, be fore other commodities can come back to normal. "It should be said." the report concludes, "that following the dis ordered condition of the world's af fairs, a shrinkage in values is ine vitable and that normal conditions will be the more quickly restored if the producer, the laborer, the .manufacturer, the jobber, and the retailer will each share at once in the unavoidable loss, and that fur ther that any ell'ort by any element to place its share of the common loss on the shoulders of ohers, and particularly on the consumer, can but result in a continuation of toe conditions under which the coun try is now sull'ering." M< NAMARA TO BE LIBERATED. John .1. McNamara. who has been serving a 13-year sentence in San (Juenlin. Gal., penitentiary, for mur der in connection with the dyna miting of the Los Angeles Times building, October 1010, will com plete his sentence and leave the penitentiary on May lOlh. McNamara has been a model pris oner and earned all the credit al lowances of his sentence. Advices from Los Angeles said oilier charges that had been preferred against McNamara at the time lie was sen tenced have been outlawed. His brother. .Tames I). McNamara, is serving a ilfe sentence also in con nection with I lie murder charge. ANTI-LYNCH LAW BILL PASSED. The anti-lynch law, carryin with it a provision making any county liable to Ihe extent of $3,000, pay able to the estate of any person lynched within its borders, was passed l>\ the Legislature last week by a vole of (5-1 to 13. The measure is now in Ihe Senate. This bill had for ils strongest supporters, Delegates (iapeharl. of McDowell, ils arthur, and .Nutter, of Kanawha, colored members. An agreement on amendments lo the bill, one which reduced Ihe. liabil ity of counties from $10,000 lo s3. 000 was linally reached after pro longed debate. Delegate Uivcns, of Greenbrier, fought Ihe passage of this hill, hut being a Democrat his light was in vain. TO ARM RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS. Postal employees will hereafter be armed and rewards given for 1 lie apprehension of mail robbers. I'oslmaslcr (ieneral lla>s recent 1> sen! onl an order posting a standing reward of lo an> employee or other person who brings in a ncdl rohher. The onlir further pro vides for the arming of essential men in the serviee and gives no tiee thai "every man is expeeled lo uphold the honor of the serviee." ".Mail robberies must slop," Mr. Mays says. "We are going lo use every power available lo do liiis. no matter how drastic. The west knows how to handle these crimi nals. jusl as they used In in the (lays of Well l argo." MAJOR-GENERAL HINES. I 'resident Harding h;is approved the i 1 si of twelve new Major-Gencr als ;iml Iwenlysix new brigadiers, as prepared by Secretary Weeks, and it will be presented lo Congress soon. Among the Brigadiers promoted to be Major-General is our John I.. Ilines in whose promotion Green brier people will feel a just pride. Gen. Leonard Wood was on the iKth elected Head of the Pennsyl vania University by the Board of Trustees. The Trustees made no statement regarding the title undci which General Wood would be known beyond the resolution which designated him "head of the Uni versity under such appropriate title as may hereafter be agreed upon." Destnr live wind and rain storms prevailing in southwestern and middle v. st st.ites last week caused many de. Ihs and much destruction of properly. A cold wavi followed the Mizza d Sui day and Mondas reaching West Virginia and other eastern S'ales. ! FARM BUREAUS DISSATISFIED. On Wednesday, March 30th I he Executive Committee oT the West I Virginia Farm Itureau Federation ! together with representatives from I twenty county farm farm bureaus | appeared before the two Legislative | Committees on Apriculturc, ami told the Committee: (1) That the farmers were op- 1 j posed to the Commissioner of Agri- J culture's having any official con nection with the extension work,'! or in any way having politics enter i I such work. (2) That the farmers were re-; ceiving real service from tin Fx- j tension Division and little or no ; service from the State Department j at Charleston. (.'D That they believed that prob ably -SI 00,(10(1 of the State money was being spent by the Commission ers olliee for which the people of the State received no service. I ( I) That they expected this Leg | islatnre at least to deline clearly | | the duty of the State Department: and the College, placing all educa- j Jtional work with the College and all regulatory work with the Com- J missioncr as outlined in the agricnl ! I tural code; and that it was the be- 1 I lief of a great many of our farmers I that there would be better service ! by abolishing the oflicc of Co.mmis- 1 jsioner of Agriculture and placing! jail of the work at the College. COLONEL PATRICK AT V. M. I. Col. Mason M. Patrick of the I corps of engineers, United States Army, addressed the faculty and; ! cadets in Ihe Jackson Memorial; i Hall a few nights ago. During the! I war Colonel Patrick had charge of j I numerous engineering and aerial) j operations in France. His lecture j I dealt largely with his work and j was illustrated with a large number j of pictures taken in the lield. | Col. Patrick is a native of Lewis- I j bnrg a lirst cousin of Col. Mason, J C. ( i.? and Henry A. Mathews, of j Lewisburg, and. of course, well j known here, lie graduated among the first in his class at West Point and was assigned to the Engineer i j Corps in the regular army where j | the cadets who graduate highest i I are usually placed. In the World's) ' War he rose to the rank of Major j ? General. I ' FIVE BROTHERS, VETERANS. j Adolph Moore, 83 years of age, ! of Spanishburg, Mercer county, was : one of live brothers, all of who'in J served in the Confederate army, 'and who recently attended a re | union of Ihcir comrades at Christ ' ianshurg, Va. The other brothers are Maiislicld M. Moore, SO, of C.am ! hria, Va.; O. M. Moore, 7N. of 1-11 1 i lon, Va.; T. Moore. 7."), of lirnd shaw, Va.: and llcnjamine Moore, j of Shawville, Va. The two old jest of the Moore brothers have a- J | limit seventy descendants each, and the third is childless. They are I probahly the only live brothers in jibe I'niled Stales. stilt living who served in the Civil War. RArLROAD INVESTIGATION ORDERED, j A general investigation of the [ lailroad situation was ordered on j the 1 1Mb by the Senate. A resolu- 1 lion oil'eied by Chairman Cum mins of I he Inlerslate Commerce Commiilee was adopted without de- j j or division. Senator Cummins plans to begin Ihe inquiry alionl May I, with rail- j road executives as the lirsl witness es. Ilis eommillee is autbori/.ed by! Ihe resolution to investigate rail- ! j road maiiilentucc costs, ellicieney j of operation, reduction of Iraliic ? land Ihe best way to cllect reduction ; j of freight and passenger rales. SHAWKEY GOES SOUTH. Former Stale Superintendent of I ?Schools, M. I'. Shawkey, has accept ed a position for Ihe summer term j with the I'eabody College, of Nash ville, Tenn. in which institution he ! will have charge of the department 'of school administration. | He is also working on the .man uscript for an industrial geography ?of West Virginia. j lluilding aggregating approximate j ly s-17 -1 ,K(?M, is al the present time, or will be within the next thirty I days, under construction in Heckley jThis amount represents approxi mated' sl in residences and >>21)"?.000 in business, cotubiuali<in apartments and business, or ollicc buildings,- /? ulci'jh Hri/islrr. According to the St do Cr-ip re port only .i few of '.bo '?umI'h,:? bad as maiiv bro< >i j*y'- April l^t as a year a/o (Jw tiad M per j cent as n .i i Iiad !>,'< per ? "t. ' t.-ul onl> 70 i/t"." "ti1 1 is ? i\ SEPARATE CAR BILL KILLED. The bill of Delegate A. .!. Taylor, of Fayette county, providing for separate cars on railroads for white and colored people in West Virginia was killed in the House Committee. Several delegations of colored peo ple came to protest against the measure. The guarantee of furnish injjs. conveniences and comforts in roaches for their race fully equal to those provided ft>r the white race did not appeal lo them at all. They were unwilling lo ride in separate coaches with their own people. One; argument oll'crcd hy Mr. Taylor in support of hLs hill was that both in Virginia and Kentucky through which the C. & (>. runs into West Virginia a separate car law was in force and lie maintained that his hill prevented vexations moving from one car to aiotlier as soon as the State line was crossed. We leave the reader to determine how far political considerations in lluenecd the voting. MARRIED. M. Booty llouchins and Miss (iar net Patterson, of Dawson, this coun ty, were united in marriage at the Lewisburg Hotel on Wednesday, April 20, 102!, Bev. L. B. Bobbitt officiating. At the residence of the officiating minister, Bev. Franklin Anderson, on April 18, 11121. Mr. John Perhey and Miss Willa (irace Byrd, both of (ireenbrier, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. Mr. Me. L. Law, of Cashmere, Monroe county, was united in mar riage to Miss Jiuby Kggleston of Spring Creek, (ireenbrier county, on Saturday. April i), 1021. The cere,niony was performed in the Presbyterian manse at Bonceverte, Bev. Bobeti I.. Kinnaird olUciating. The friends in (ireenbrier and Monroe join in congratulations and best wishes for the happy pair. Mr. and Mrs. Law for the present are making their home at Spring Creek. GAME LAW VIOLATIONS. A (lame Warden asked us to call the attention of those who are in clined to break the game Laws by fishing out of season and by spring hunting turkeys to two things ? the penalties they are laying thcjusclves liable to, and the mean advantage they are taking of those who do ob serve the law. in other words, if you.e!m't lie a good citizen, why be a sport any way. In certain parts of the county, particularly along the ? Allcghanics, large numbers of turkeys came through the winter. The penalty for killing a turkey is not le^s than six months in tiie peni tentiary. There Is an open season for turkeys 'this fall. The trout season opens May 1st and the bass season is .lime 1st. Trout (i inches and bass 8 inches can be legally caught. PROPERLY PUNISHED. William l>. Haywood, and seven ty-nine oilier Industrial Workers of the World who were eonvieted be fore Federal Judge Landis jit Chica go in 1JM?S of attempting to obstruct the government's prosecution of the war. must return to Federal prison its a result of the refusal of I lie Su preme Court In review their con viction. Haywood, a former Sec retary of the I. W. W.. and I I others were sentenced to 20 years each, and lined sums ranging from . $20, ooii to s;ir>.(ioo. BARBER HiT HARD. In New York on the l.'dh Magis trate Horrigan decreed that a barber who presented a hill of *0.15 to ;i customer desiring only a shave should spend live days in the work house. Harry Hose, the barber, tried lo justify his charge by saying he had given the complainant a hail* cul, shave, shampoo, massage and "steams" and had liberally anoint ed him with tonics and aromatic waters. "No more lines for you fel lows," broke in the Court. "The limit of the law is what you'll get." COULD NOT ATTEND FUNERAL. The (iovernnienl of Holland re fused jn nnission to former Fmpcr or Willi in to accompany the body of his wife, ex-Fnipress Augusta Victoria to the Herman frontier. The former Emperor and ox-drown I'rince Frederick William, there fore, will go with the bady only to Mecan where it will he removed from the automobile hca e and sent on by special train to i'otsdam, lieiiuany where it will be laid to rest. I n side it Harding imitated Wil son to the extent of reading his ine>s,'!?,e Uy Congress, but 'hat', as far as the imitation went. /'.r.