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VOLUME 55 or w hich Concerns the Welfare of the Communltj in which we live. LEWI8BURQ, WEST VIRG-INIA.FRI DAY MORN1NGK APRIL 29, 1921 NUMBER 45 fjPf. OOUGHER GETS CONTRACT. , >i:itc ;i gathering of interested attended tin* session of Mon !(1( ( Court last Friday. April when thr sealed l?i*ls for the xi i iiclion of the 1'nion? I'icka ' 'K ( |;iss A Hoad were opened. Ail ? ?numbers of the Court ? -lYesi (?iii Mi'h'r and Cimmissioit \'.s | . S. Maker ;t i* < I W. 15. Copclaml. ttiTf present. Stale Knginecrs I i;tv\\ ->ter and (ieo. Hill, of Charles ,..n> were in attendance. I iIumt were three bidders for this |,,nl:;iet. and their bids were as fol ;,iv. - : 1 1 irk man-Jackson Construction I White Sulphur. s7(i.82a. Joli n 1" Doughcr, of Smoot. (ireen |,rj,T county, $72.5-10. Jolni-oii <3t Muddy (J. H. Johnson } jiiil I- 1?- Maddy) of Greenville. >711.2 1 1 . \fh r ;i ii hour or two of deliber ation the Court accepted the bid pf M Doughcr. ihc following orders were enter i'il : I In- hid of John Doughcr for ??*>72, ;,|ii was accepted by the Court and It,, contract for the construction nf Hie Inion-l'ickaway road was a ;i\v:inU'd him. \n?l it is ordered and agreed that t.? , contractor pay as a rental for tin use of .'I trucks, 3 dump wagons, I roller, t crusher. 2 engines, 1 sprinkler and 1 road plow the sum (.f Mi.oOO. Cai>t Doughcr expects to begin voi'k on the Union-Pickaway road V M:i\ 1st. His sons will assist him in the management. He says he ex pnN to have the road completed !o the Second Creek district line i>> Hie close of next August. ? Watch mi). Monroe did well in this contract for we are- sure she will have one lii.re or good road, as Capt. Dough iraiul his sons ? John and William, arc among the best road builders in the State, their work always being <-f ;i liiiili grade. BE A NEWSPAPER READER. . I'.\er> family should become the iiiliM-riher to a newsppaer. or may lit- two. The local county news papi"- should be in every home; so !'n i. tln-re should be a carefiilk se itilcil newspaper published daily Hut yi vi-s the news of the worhi, jml which, by its selection of inis i-c1 Meous matters and on its e?l i !n:.il page seeks to impart worth j while information and opinionto il.-?! readers. I'lie newspapers have hroughl !hi world into very close relation-! h:p- j I' morrow morning you may ii'ow everything of importance that ? r;in?|)ired today throughout the | vorld. Next Friday your local 1 ?:i|ht will give you the tidings of '"ii friends within your county, ?"l inform you of the ollicial liap ?'iiinis and the politics of your ?''iiiinnn ity. I.iiher continue to be, or become ' ''<-w spaper reader. Vnl. while on the subject, let us ni'l always is the best known | iiinre popular paper, the best ''' lite family. Dodge the ones thai l ? sensationalism, and pro ?''h- for the famil\ those that seek ' i)ori news correctly and with | ' : (,. C. Mcintosh in If. : . ? MEMORIAL DAY FLOWER. I 1'oppy will lie I lie* memory, worn For the American i ''!?! i i-rs. who sleep in Franco, ' I'iimi i;ii I );i v.. May JtOth. ' llower i i as born chosen by j 1 \ineriean Legion. Willi a do- i iinl to sco tin* emblem coin-1 r,,:<'i;ili/cil, the Legion has ar- i with Hie American and i "'"i'Ii Children's League lo have j l'<<|?|?irs made near llie Viand- ! Is Holds which immortalize! .. # I I'l'i'iieh widows and orphans are l';"Hiracliirinf? the llowers hy hand | are lo lie sold through the' ?^'Kuo. and every cent of the 111011 * I'irned hack to the war victims l|"> aiadc them. NOW FOR THE ROADS. 1 ''?? West Virginia Good Hoods 1,1 ^ now a law. It means that ln?'-! the nest two vcars probably '""liiMihO will be spent in the in the construction of new '"'s- The money will lie obtain !,V issuing road bonds, legalized amendment to the constitu 1 "f the State. 'II _ ? ? resident has appointed ark ppincr (inventor A. H. While, of ^?I'sbtirK, lo lie collector of in r;,;'i revenue for West Virginia. ,x'i' '<>r White held this position 1 former Kepublican ad,min HARVEY'S NOMINATION CONFIRMED. III*. Harding. nominated and tin Si'ii :i 1 1* h;is continued (lol. (icorge Harvey. renegade Democrat. of New York to be Ambassador to tin* C.ouit of St. .hum's t i> succeed Hon. John W. Davis. *1 Ik- vote was along party lines. the Democrats generallx rrfns ing to support Harve\. not only because of his scurrilous attacks on President Wilson but because lii^ icmpcrmenl unlits him for such ;i post. I'ntil his break with Mr. Wilson Harvey unci been ;i well rccognized Democrat ami we know of nothing in his record which could cotninand him to Mr. Hard ing or to the Republican parlx ex cept his support of Harding lasl year and his persistent, unwarrant ed. infamous and mendacious at tacks on President Wilson during the last few \ears and particularly during the campaign of lasl year. Seeking the motive for his immod erate and vicious abuse of Presi dent Wilson, Senator Harrison, of Mississippi, said : "it was born of disappointment, nurtured in envy and kept alive through bitterness of hate." Though we doubt wheth er he so intended it, we regard this nomination for one of the highest honors in the President's gift as a personal affront to Mr. Wilson and believe that thousands of decent Republicans will disapprove and regret it. He the President's mo tive what it may his nomination of Harvey is the sorriest thing he has '?one snce inaugurated. fi ma\ he that the Rcpuldicaii leaders ap proved and urged the nomination. If so the matter was sclt'cd for hji.i. for he has long since satisfied the countrv thai he is afraid to sneeze without first consulting the leaders of the grand old aggregation as to the properiety of the action. SUMMER SCHOOL AT MARSHALL. The Summer School at Marshall College will open Tuesday, June 14th, and continue six weeks. The courses offered to teachers ami pros pective teachers will make it pos sible for them to prepare for cer tificate renewals, secure coupons of credit, review for uniform exami nations to he held at the close of I he term, and to secure credit to wards a short course cerlicflate, a normal school diploma, on an A. B. degree in education. Classes will hi- conducted in acadcjmic and pro fcssional subjects in high school and college work. By recent act of the Stale Boarii of Education, graduates of any lirsl elass high school or institution of equivalent grade, who meet the age requirements, can secure a tempo rary first grade eertilicate by satis factorily completing a six weeks' session in an approved summer school. Anions the important additions to the summer school will he the organization of a class for C<(,mp Fire (iuardians and workers under direct supervision of an instructor from the National Camp Fire organ ization. EMBEZZLER ARRESTED. W. F. Sliced, former chief deputy Sherill' of Kanawha county, under Sheriff .larrelt. is wanted at Charles ton 011 charges of embezzling *00, 000 of the county's funds was ar rested in Chicago on Wednesday of last week, on a warrent. It is re ported that Sliced was penniless when arrested and was attempting to pawn his watch. Authorities there are awaiting word from West Virginia olJicial.s. Fifty-four thousand dollar:, short age escaped the scruntiny of Stale tax examiners, during the 11)18 a. id 1010 auditing, Hamilton .Morris, lornicn Dcputj Sherill', said. It is known that money was tak en during 1018 and 1010 and the disappearance of funds on two or three occasions in 1020 is attributed to him. Sliced is said to have increased various items of taxation paid into the Sheriff's oflicc and raised the ollicos's discount when carrying it to the bullancc sheet. BOLIVER'S STATUE UNVEILED. A new union of the Americas was pilghtcd recently upon the rocky crest of a knoll in Central Park, New York City. The altar at which the vows were spoken was the heroic elligy of Simon Boli var, Liberator of Venezuela, New (iranada, Ecuador Peru and found er of Bolivia. The Hags of twenty republics framed the ceremony; the pledges were given by President Harding. Chief Magistrate of the greatest of these nations, and by Dr. Ksteban (lil-Borges, Foreign Minister of that which lays first claim to the "(leorge Washington of the South." JAPAN'S REPU TO U. S. FIRM. | Tilt' American ami Japanese j (iovcrmncnts have adopted eipiallx j linn attitudes with respect to the jslatus t>f the I'acilic Islands of Yap. ?Tin* diplomatic cx.'hanges between i llu'in on the subject is continuing, j i?ut those to date were made public j on tlii* ISlii hotli in Washington jand Tokio. They consist of two memoranda and three formal notes. Japan, in its l;ist communication, [received at Washington in the clos ing days of the Wilson administra tion insisted that it had heen award |ed a mandate for the island by the ! Supreme Council at Paris on May j 7. tltlit. and that it could not agree ! with the American contention tiiat ) irrespective of any award of man date other nations should have free : access to the island for the landing and operation of cables. In replying t<t this note. Secretary i Hushes on April liftii stated cm phatically that the United States I could not be bound by any acion j either of the Supreme Council or of the League of Nations ami that i as no one had ever been "author- j ized to surrender oh cede" the ! rights of the United States on the1 island, the American Government could not "recogize the allocation of the island, or the validity of the mandate to Japan. The Japanese government now has this communication under con sideration. The. governments of (ireat Britain, Fracc and Italy also j have before them similar communi | cations on the subject, dispatched ? b yMr. Hughes, at the same time that the note to Japan went forward J Exchanges between the four allied I governments are understood !o be j under way with a view to reaching a common accord before? replying. Meantime, however. France has sent a preliminary reply in which she states that the matter is one for the Supreme Council to consider at its next meeting in May and that when it comes up she will approach it with a view to finding a solution which will give every satisfaction to the United States. i ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? I TELEPHONING FROM MOVING TRAIN. j Wireless telephone communica 1 1 ion in its most perfected state will hi* given an extended demonstration 'from a rapidly moving railroad : train from Slay !)th to May l.'Bh. j j The demonstration will be made in i ; connection with tlu- twentieth an- 1 ; nual "golden tour" of Pittsburgh j business men through southern i | and eastern Ohio and West Vir-J j gin in. ! A complete radio will make an ! j ell'ort to keep in touch with ships I at sea hundreds of miles distant.: i Business houses have already been I invilcd to carry on conversation! Iwith their representatives on the! train while it is in motion. i The plans also include an ad-; I dress by wireless telephone by 1?. i I M. Merr, president of a manufac j hiring company. and brief verbal j messages fronj tlu* governors <\T I Ohio an<l West Virginia. GOOD ROJtDS GILL PASSES. By suspending the rules on all the hills on lirst reading. 111 ellouse reached the bottom of its calendar 011 the 22d, passing twelve Senate and seven House bills. j Chief among the bill enacted in j to law was committee substitute for I senate 330, known as the good ;'roads law. II passed unanimously, j Several attempts were made at the j morning session to amend the bill i I > u t the inclination lo pass il as i! icame from the Senate prevailed and tail amendments wen* rejected. J On the vole lo take ell'ect from i passage, there was one negative jvole, cast by Delegate Mali, of Wet zel. Later in the afternoon, how ever, he arose on a point of person al privilege and asked unanimous ?consent lo change his vole to aye. I lie was granted the privilege. Riding that a divorce granted in another State is not recognized by South Carolina because that State does not permit divorces, Judge George 1?. Prince in the common pleas court in (ireenville declared invalid and ordered annulling the ! marriage of Chester M. Goodyear, I Jr., and Mrs. Nina Hcynolds Good ? year. It was alleged that the de fendant. Mrs. Goodyear, had at the lime of the marriage, in November, 101'.), a living husband from whom she had been divorced in Georgia. Heeeipt of $25,0(10,000 from the British Government as lirst install ment on the debt of $122,(100,000 for silver purchased during the war was reported lo the treasury by the Federal Beservc Bank of New York. Payment was made through .1. P. Morgan and as II seal agents. j A CARD FROM GOVERNOR MORGAN. To I ho Kditor: - The Federal Government lias in stituted ;i t-ampaign$in Wi'sl Vir ginia for I l?o distribution of Vic-lory Medals among I In* world war vet erans of oar Slide ami has solicited I he ;i i<i of our newspapers in an cf forl to secure tlu' proper ? I ? st i- i i ?n lion of thi'si* initials. thousands of which remain undistributed. Several miliion dollars have been expended b\ t .'i*' Government for llii' ma 11 u far tu re and distribution of thi'si* mi'dals a,mong tin- participants in tin* world war and aid has hi'i'n i i'i|uc?tfd from tlu* newspapers, the 'American Legion, lied cross chap ters and civic organizations to hring the distribution campaign lo a prompt and effective conclusion, '[thousands of our West Virginia service men are probably unaware I that they can secure their Victory] Medals upon proper application When accompanied by their dis charge papers. To expedite distribution in West .Virginia, the War Department has detailed to this State Lieutenant Colonel K. S. Woodson, who has distributing offices i.u Wheeling. Huntington anil in the office of the Adjutant General at Charleston. 'Our soldiers who have failed to re 'ceive their Victory Medals sitould 'not fail to make immediate appli j cation to the office myned above, accompanied by their discharge papers which will be carefully pre served and returned. In directing attention lo this, for 'distribution of these medals your "newspapers will perform a patriotic 'service which, 1 am certain, will i be appreciated by our world war j veterans. Very truly yours. fvphraim F. Morgan. I Governor. CLAIMS HE IS FROM WEST VIRGINIA. , Mr. W. R. Leach, of Lufkin, Tcx ! as, by letter requests The Monroe Watchman to ascertain if Carl Park er, convicted of murder in the Crim inal Court of Houston, Texas, on April 12th, is from West Virginia, as Parker claims. The testimony showed that on the night of Feb. ,'5d last, on a lonely road, Parker shot and killed Mortie A. Conroy, aged 22. in whose automobile he was riding, dumped Conroy's body tin a ditch, stole the automobile and 'drove il into Louisiana, where he | abandoned it. When Parker and , Conroy left Houston, two other men and a girl were in the car, hut these three left the car before the I fatal night ride. Parker was cap- 1 tured at Salem. III., on March .">lh,j taken back to Texas, convicted of | first-degree murder and sentenced id death. His lawyers pleaded with ' jury lo enable them lo send a tele gram "to that mother who waits in j West Virginia" Idling thai Parker ! had been either actpiillcd or given ;a penitentiary term. Rut they plead icd in vain. Parker has taken an' appeal to the Supreme Court. I We have no knowledge of this j man and hope that lie does not come from West Virginia. -Wnlrh I num. | SEEK TO CHANGE NAME OF TOWN. Recausc of the confusion thai : results from the close vocal and [visual relations between the names of Charcston , the State capital, and i ; Charles Town, .Icll'crson county, a movement has been started among j mouthers of the Legislature to 'change by legislative enactment j the name of the .Icll'crson counts j j town lo Charles Cil>. There is i overwhelming objection to the mcas ' I ure among residents of the latter place however and arrangements are being made lo send a large dele- : gation of citizens lo Charleston t?> 'tile protests against it. | C, & 0, MAIL CHIEF DEAD. Miehaci II. Sliced, mail and ex press tralllc manager of the Chesa peake and Ohio Railroad at Rich ; inond. Va., was found dead in his suite at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New j York. April 2l?th. Heart disease probablv caused death, physicians said. I He had been attending a confer jence of the road's department .heads there. He was <?0 years old j and formerly was connected with j the inter-state commerce com mi s I sion. | Every cigarette contains furfuryl, a chemical composition with a i kick tiftv times as strong as alcohol according to Lucy Gaston, of the Anti-Cigarette League. Mombers are redoubling their efforts to stamp out the weed. In their educational campaign they stress these i -<?? n * . Cigarettes contain, b'sldei f? r fnr\t. ammonia, carbon, m-mo.idi. prussiij acid, cordin and im otitic. MARRIED. Miss Xella M. Nelson. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. ('.. Nelson. former residents of Alderson. was married on the night of April 13th. at the home of her parents at Washington. I). <!.. to Harry S. Ileleler. Jr.. of that eity. Mr. Farnest Johnson, son of Mrs. Nora Johnson, and Miss C.arrie Freeman, daughter of Mrs Mar\ Ann Freeman, both of this eomimmity. were happily united in the bonds of matrimony Saturday. April lilt. I ill* 1 ?Rev. W. II. I)ii Hose ollicinling. Mr. John Marsiiall Alderson. onlv son of John M. Alderson and Miss Filzaheth Fdgar C.reigh. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Greigh, were married at 8:3(1 on Wednesda\ night at the home of the bride's parents at Ronccverte in the pres ence of relatives and intimate friends, ,Rev. H. L. Kinnaird olli eiating. The house was very pretti ly decorated for the occasion. The bride was attended by her sister. Miss Sadie, and I)r. Max M. Miller, of Alderson, attended the groom. Refreshments followed the cere mony. The happy couple left on No. 2 on a wedding trip to Wash ington and New York city. They will reside in Alderson, where the young man is associated with his father in business. He is indus trious and well thought of by all who knew him. The bride is an ami able young woman who has a large circle of friends. Those from Alder son who attended the wedding were, Mr. J. M. Alderson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Smith, Dr. Max Miller Mr. Robert l,obhan and the Misses Gladys and Julia Alderson and Miss Dickey. GRANT WILSON RIGHT TO PRACTICE. Former President Woodrow Wil son received the right to practice law in the Statu of New York by a measure enacted in the closing hours of the Legislature April Kith. The act was passed under an emergency message from Governor Miller, who wrote that "this dis tinguished citizen has a just title, to a privilege, the conferring of which, 1 believe would be an em inently graceful .:"t and one uni versally approved." "I beileve," said Senator Wiswall "in the theory that all men are created equal, and I feel that to pass a bill of this kind admitting any person to the practice of law without an examination is unfair to the struggling young men who are lilting themselves for the legal pro fession." Both he and Senator Towner linally were prevailed upon to ab stain from voting so tin- hill could be passed unanimously. HARDING SIDING, I The name of President Harding . is being "honored" by .sonic rail ' i road jokers. Hut it is a sort of a I ; lofthandcd compliment that is bo ! ling played. ; Just north of Hie shops in the j Fairmont yards is a siding tilled; 'with "dead" locomotives?engines 1 J that have been placed out of com- 1 mission because there is no work! I for them to do. Perhaps thirty of ? I these freighters are standing on the j track idle and rusting. On the1 [tanks of several, written in large, | letters of while chalk are the words ! "i larding's Siding." i I On a siding at Clarksburg, where I a number of locomoctivcs are laid : up. the same "name" has been giv I en a siding. TRACTORS FOR ROAD WORK. 1'iidcr the fortification bill re- j leently passed by Congress, West' I Virginia will be allotted twenty-1 | four caterpillar tractors am! about lifly large trucks for road construc tion and maintenance. i The machinery will be distribut- ' led to the various counties thru the ? division road engineer ollices, prob ably within the next six months. The trucks and tractors are part of the excess war material stored j by the war department and are sub- ' slantially made. The tractors arc j from five to ten and the trucks from two to four ton capacity. FAIR THIS FAl L ASSURED. The President of the (ireonbrier Vally Fair Association told us Wed nesday that a Fair on the grounds now in preparation, to- lake place in August on the days heretofore announced, is an assured fact. Car jpenter; wi. lit to work Monday on the stables foi stock and it is pro posed to let the contract for the . In. tiding ol a commodious grand diiiut as m ? m as the bids lor the ! n or', can be gotten in. The race > ) ;ick too will soon be in course of Ji eparatmn. now to think . '?? it ..our exhi bit for the Fair. I COMET AM) EARTH TO MEET. I For :i month litis summer, the I earth will engage in a rare with jthr periodic comet Pone-Winnecke (ami l?ee:iuse it will have no chance | to win. il will endeavor. through jastral inllnenees. to "trip up" its I gaseous rival, acording to a report ; made pnhlie at Rerkcley, Cal., on Sthe 1*7 1 li - l>> Ihe observatory (?f the j I 'diversity of California. I The earth will nol ^et into the ? raee until the eomel has a lead T | between 1 2.1100,0(10 and 20.000.000 j miles, hut it will put "everything jit lias" in the raee with the comet. i The "tripping up" process of per turbations caused by the earth in ! Iluenee, will pull the eomel away i from its course somewhat, but il will continue to plunge along the cosmic speedway at an undimin ished pace. Il will cap its suprem acy finally when, on June 27th, it llips its tail so hard against its ter restial rival, that the impact will send sparks. These will go down in the record as a meteoric shower. The comet, at last caluculation was approximately 37,000,000 miles firo;ni the earth. Its nearest ap proach will be 12,000,000 miles on June 7th and shortly thereafter the race will begin. At the greatest brilliancy, the hornet will be of the eighth or ninth Magnitude. Nothing greater than the sixth magnitude can be ob served by tlu; naked eye, so the world at large will see nothing of the visitor until the tail Hipping episode on June 27th. Any potential prophecies that the come will do great damage to the earth are out of order, the obser vatory stales. STATE S. S. CONVENTION. The 30th Annual Convention of the West Virginia Sunday School Convention will be held this year in 1 Charleston on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 10, 11, and 12th Prof. Honlinc, of the Internation al Sunday School Association, will speak on Religious Education; Prof Smith, of Roston University, on Mu sic and Pageantry; Rev. E. \V. Half penny, of Chicago, on the Adult Di vision; Ralph Melntire, manufactur jer, of Topeka. Kansas, on Statistics; j Walter C. Moore, of Columbus, ().. I Young Peoples' Division; Miss Em ma (i. Lcnncn. of Philadelphia, Chi I jdren's Division. All these and oth ers compose about the strongest .program ever attempted in this I Slate. MEMBERS OF COURT INDICTED. Tlu' Doddridge county grand jury I'l'lurncil indictments against Josep/t 12. (irahani, recently removed Presi dent of the Doddridge County Court and S. P. Ash and Knunil McConnel County Commissioners, charging them with misapplication of funds of the county. Certain contracts were illegally let, it is alleged, and payments were made without authority of law, while, it is alleged that orders were issued upon levies that had hcen ex hausted and that certain funds were used to pay the obligations of other depleted funds. For lite first lime i:i the history of a Texas court two women at torneys will Jiguie in a murder trial. Mrs. Helen Marion Vigini will appear in Hie role of prosecut or, while her sister, Mrs. Edith Wil liams, will assisl in the defense. The defendant, also a woman, is Mrs. Ida Valera Oil, on trial in connection wilii llie dealh of her husband two years ago. PRICE CUT BY HARVESTER COMPANV. Hasing i's action upon the recent rcduclion in steel prices announced by the 1'nitcd Slates Steel Corpora tion. the International Harvester Company has announced a straight III per cent reduction effective next year, on products in which steel is the principal raw material. RAILROAD LOSSES. iHailroads of United States sneer ed delicit of $7,205,000 in February and 100 out of 200 reporting to in terstate commerce commission fail ed to earn their expenses ynd taxes, as against a delicit of $ 1.1 (>7,800 for January, with KM) out of 202 fail ing to make expenses, according to tabulations made by the association of railway executives. The colored Methodists had built a new church and were very proud < f it. On dedication flay the Bish op complimented the new ehiu'ch and suggested that the church need ed a cuspidor. Whereupon a tall, lank brother arose in the back of llie church and said: "I nominate Moses Johnson for Cuspidor."