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Welfare of tiie Community la which v? Live. VOLUME 56 LEWISBTJRQ-, WEST VIRGINIA. FRIDAY MORNING-, JLLY 28, 1922 NUMBER 49 JUDSE SHOT BY WIFE. John M- Anderson, Judge of the j ?deign Criminal Court of Raleigh ,',uat>. for the past two years, was ^ last Thursday and killed at 'ckley l?y his wife following a iiiiily quarrel. The shooting took iaCe' 'about 10 o'clock, six shots be tired. Theree bullets from the Calibre revolver used took eiFect [v lodging in the Judge's arm and ,e third over the heart It was the iot over the heart that proved fatal I |u- liring was heard by passers k- tin* house and immediately after-, anls Judge Anderson walked out [ ll,.. iiall of his home and sank in , swing on the porch. State Po ceiiwii (iibson, and Albert Happold >cin to have been the first two to >aeh his side and then he was in an nronscious condition. He was car ed to a local hospital in the swing istas lu? fell and there eirorts were ado to save his life Ten minutes ftcr the shooting, however, he died ithout ever speaking or regaining jnsciousness. Wh'en the officers itcrcil the home Mrs. Anderson ive herself up to Captain Norton, ! the State Police and has since under arrest She was permit d to remain in the home Thurs iv and the next .morning removed the jail. After the shooting Mrs. Anderson Iniittcd having done the deed and ated that she shot in self defense. ic said that Judge Anderson had on very abusive to her and to her ,o little children, and had threaten I to kill her both yesterday and on e occasions prior lo the events uding up to the shooting. lie had llowed li'er and the children about e house on the evening of the ooting. slapping and striking them i' said. Captain Norton and Sergeant Rey ?!ils took charge of the situation il guarded the house being assist by ollicers from the SherilFs of v. Shortly after the shooting a ?:>e crowd gathered in front of the idiT.son home and remained there ilil late at night. The shooting and lling of the Judge caused quite a nsatiun wh'ere he has lived for the si I I years, having become one of Miiost widely known .men in the ?unty. ' """ Two years ago Judge Anderson js elected on the Republican tick as Judge of the Raleigh Criminal ?ii' i and had served in that capac r since. He was a man of brilliant ind and one of the most able of ileigh county's jurists. Judge Anderson was born in Bed r<l county, Virginia, 01 years ago (1 when a young man .moved to uefield. Where he began the prac :c of law. There he married a iss Pack and to this union six ildren were horn, all of whom rvive him. Three sons, Robert id Claude ae residents of this State ill William, of Florida. His three (lighters, Mrs J L Hawley, Mrs J P >ner and Miss Packie Anderson, jf all three residents of Beckley. is lirst wife Was recently been muk ? her hoine here with her daugh N- His lirst marriage ended un nunately in a divorce. He then it married the present Mrs An |son. who at that time was a Mrs. kristit* Th'ey have two little chil k'ii. Maude and John M. Anderson, ? Mrs. Anderson also has several ihlren by her lirst husband, who tlcad. About 14 yeas ago Judge Mrs Anderson came to Beckley make their home and here he en W the law firm of Dunn and An ^jon . riiis linn Was discontinued -" after Mr. Anderson's election J>?" Judgeship. l"lge Anderson was a ;nan of ''dents and j)ossessed an ex uil education. He was a lawyer " My and it was on Ibis account ! h |X secured the election ?in ge. Fhere were many Raleigh 1 > people who counted him '"g their friends, to whom his ; ' i" and unexpected death cojiiks ""te a shock. J. was hurried Fridav in Wild ' Cnnetery, Rcv. J L Line d |) ' | the Presbyterian Church Hi ,i V conducting the ' M"' N ices. ? lialeiffh Iieyislcr. FLEMING RESIGNS, ''(?v. |)r Wallace B Fleming, presi "I <>f West Virginia Wesleyan (lol !'? for si- vcn years, lias offered his to accept the presidency l'> ilu r I'niversity, at Baldwin City "vis. I'ollowing his election h> I?i\'si(li-ncy of the Kansas insti ",n ' ' i Fleming submitted his res l;,lion in (Iharles W. Lynch, <>l 11 Ksl.ui lc. President of the hoard inistfi-s of West Virginia Wes l" he ell'eetive September 1st. l)| Homing is an able man and ^'I'.ninia can ill alTord to lose 11 bum ijs educational and ? v.,;;-Uers. j TRIALS TO RESUME IK AUGUST. Whole families were involved in the march of the union miners on Logan county in August, 1921, ac cording to Prosecuting Attorney John Chafin, of Logan county, who ; is preparing plans for the cintinua tion of the trials at the celebrated Charles Town Court House before Judge J. M Woods, on August 7th. lie cited the case of Wilburn as an example. The Reverend James L. Wilburn wa.; convicted of second degree murder at the last session of of the court there. His son, John, goes 011 trial next on a killing charge, and two other sons are also 'involved, one of wham, Frank, now being in jail at Charles Town. All are alleged to have been in the party of 40 or 50 armed union miners which met Deputy Sherill' John Gore and two of h'is aides, who were killed. Core had mistaken their part for friends. They demnded the pass word, which was in vogue a,niong the union miners at that time Still thinking they belonged to the hastily summoned forces that were defending the women and children of Logn, Gore replied "Amen" and i fell with a bullet through his heart.. One of the aides, George DeMun sey, didn't die instantly. He had been shot through the neck. Rising to his knees 'he begged "the boys" not to shoot again For answer one put a rifle against his head and fired it is charged His head struck the ground and rebounded eight inches according to witnesses in the Rev erend Wilburn trial It is for these murders, and that of Catlfago, who was with them, that John Wilburn goes on trial August 7th The case against Walter Allen, charged with treason, will be the next taken up after the Wilburn | CORNVVELL APPOINTED. Hon. John J. Cornwell, of Rom ney, predecessor of Ephrisun F. Morgan, as Governor of West Vir ginia, has been appointed general counsel for the Baltimore and Ohio according to advices recently in Baltimore. Governor Cornwell, who has for the past two yeaj;s been a director of the Boltimore and Ohio was appointed as general counsel to succed the late Hugh L Bond, Jr. Until entries closed for the com ing primary, .many Wrest Virginia Democrats clung to the hope that Governor Cornwell would be a candidate for the senatorial nomi nation. At that time, however, it was whispered that the possibility of his appointment as general coun sel for the Baltimore and Oliio might be a deterrent. The new posi tion is one of such importance that he would scarcely care to lay it down for a return to public life, for which his friends say, he cares little EPWORTH LEAGUE INSTITUTE. The annual West Virginia Confer ence Epworth League Institute will be held at Buckhannon this year during the week of August 7th to 14th inclusive, at the West Virginia Wesley tin College, Buchannon, W. Virginia. Hev. Claude E. Goodwin, | of Huntington, is dean, with Rev Denver C Pickens, of Terra Alta, as manager. Mrs I) C Pickens, of Terra Alta, will be the dean of women, with Mrs C A Miles, of Terra Alta, and Mrs It () Phillips, of Ph'illipi, as assistants. Mrs. Harry Green, of Buckhannon, is registrar, while Miss Leah Boss, of Wheeling, and Miss Edna Pauley, of Charleston, will act as managers of the dining roojiu. The Institute is a training school for Epworth League work. A "vacation with a purpose," is the slogan. DR. DAKIN RESIGNS. Accepting a call to the pastorate of the Baptist Temple of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. E. Leroy Dakin, at the regular Sunday morning ser vices tendered his resignation to his congregation as pastor of the Charleston Baptist Temple. Dr. Dakin is one of West Vir ginia's biggest preachers ami his place will be hard to fill. He has been especially active in Sunday School work in the State ami nation He represented West Virginia on the executive board of the International Sundiy School Association and is superintendent of the adult division of the St:dc and international asso cition. He succeeded the late Dr. T. C. Thompson as pastor of the Baptist Temple. I'mler his adminis tration plans have been made for the costrruction of a new Church. SHOO.OOM having already been pledged toward the new Church. Greenbrier Valley Fail -Five davs August 28, 2!). 30, 31 ; Sept. 1st. i NEW DEPUTIES. i Forty-seven deputy United States Marshalls were sworn in for duty I on the railroads of this section of the State to protect the United I States /nail and inter-state com merce. by the United States Mar shal in the Federal Building in Charleston. This number is in addi tion to the 32 men who were sworn in earlier in the week and who were set to various points along the Vir ginin Railway with the general headquarters at Princeton. The new deputies sworn in will he stationed at various .points along I lie Chesa neaki'peake and Ohio Railway. 12 .men were sent to Huntington; Mill ion was sdlotted 10 deputies; I.ogun live; Si. Albans 5; Thurmond 5; Raleigh 5 and Handley f>. The same orders given the first lot of deputies appointed by Judge McClintic were read to the assem bly by the United States Marshal. The men were cautioned to control themselves at all times and not to enter into any argument with any one, but if anyone violated the rules of the injunction or th'e laws of the United States in any manner what soever, they should be put under arrest, and if any party should at tempt to resist the deputy, the use of Two-year-old Woodson W. Wood ward, of Richmond, lost his toy balloon through the window of a train traveling 30 miles an hour near that city; fell from the train when he reached for it, and was found later by a farmer, walking contentedly along the tracks, the balloon in hand. He was uninjured and was returned to the train which had been stopped to permit passen gers to search for him. E. E. WHITE COAL COMPANY The future was never brighter for West Virginia's coal tade, according to the vision seen by E. E. White, President of the E. E.. White Coal i Company, of (lien White, and plans are being made for improvements that will cost between $200,000 and $300,000. Labor conditions there are har monious, the men are fully satisfied with' the big wages they are making and new markets are opening out lor the smokeless bituminous fuel the latest being Baltimore. New houses to cost 375,000 are to be erected at Glen White and Stotes bury. Additional mine cars and cut ting machines have already been ordered. tRaiload trackage facilities have been enlarged at both Glen White and StotesJjury and further enlargements will be .made to care for a promised 2,500 tons daily out put. The engineering department is working on plans for a 400-foot shaft to the No. 3 vein at Stotesbury. I Drill holes have revealed rich de- ' posits almost free from impurities. This is the vein that has made the Pocahontas region famous, and is expected, when other veins have played out, to be the main reliance of the Winding Gulf district. RURAL MEETING IN MONROE. A rural life conference came to a close at Wolf Creek, Monroe county having been in pogress since Fri day, it was learned last Saturday. Principal among the speakers on the extensive program were .1. I). Muldoon, of Charleston, supervisor of rural schools of the State Depat (incnt of education, and Nat T. ! Frame, director of the extension di vision of West Virginia University at Morgantown. The Conference is a part of the program of the West Virginia Farm Bureau Feilention and is being held though co-operation of the State I ni versity, West Virginia Wesleyan. Bethany College, Broaddus C.ollege, ' Wolf Creek community, the State Department of Education, Health Department, Sunday School Assoeia tion and Board of Children's Guar-' dians. OLD CHURCH CELEBRATION. The dates for the annual .Rehobolh ' meetings 'have been changed to Aug. I LMith and '27th Bev W D Eye has a letter fro.m Dr K () Watson, of Wash j ington City, Secretary of the Feder- 1 al Council of Churches, who will be the principal speaker. This Church is one of the oldest West of llu* mountains and is the oldest Methodist Church perhaps in West Virginia. West Virginia. II is in Monroe < ounly. I llrearms. even to the ertrcme. is per missible. They were told they were representing the United States and in case disorders wh'ieh the deputies could not handle, a regiment <>f United Stales troops would be sent Id back them up in the enforcement of the law. TRAIL MARKERS. Plans to bring out t!u' historical | significance of the Midland trail though West Virginia are being made by the scenic committee of the West Virginia section of the National Midland Trail Association, according to Dr. W P Black, of Charleston, who was recently ap pointed chairman of the committee by Dr. K. R. Klinore, president of the eastern division. "The Midland Trail," Dr. Black said in outlining so(me of the things regarding Liu- trail that will be brought to thi* attention of the pub- ? lie, "follows a portion of the route of the old Kanawha and .Jajnes; River turnpike in West Virginia. This turnpike was first bull in the later part of the nineteenth century and was the route which Meriweth er Lewis took to effect his connec tion with Roger Clark resulted in the Northwest expediton. Washing ton followed this route as a young surveyor to reach the Ohio. Daniel Boone traversed it to reach Ken tucky. Dr. Black recently appointed the members of his committee, one in each county along the trail, and he h'as sent them notices apprising i them 6f the purpose and aims of the cctymuittce which is to take charge of the work of developing, beautifying and preserving the points' of historic interest long the route of the great ancient highway which has so rich and important his tory in the development, not alone of the State of West Virginia, but of the Old Dominion and the great Middle West as well. In the old days the trail was i studded with taverns whose walls, > could they but speak, could tell the stories of great celebrities who slept beneath their shelter. These tav erns are being restored anil in addi tion plans are being made to erect log cabins long the route and .to provide camping grounds where! tourists might stop on their way though the State. In view of the fact that the trail ' probably will be entirely complet ed across West Virginia in 1923, the see i) if committee desres to begin at lOnctHVe work of arousing local in terest in historical spots. It wish'es to do everything possible to mark them and to make them inviting places for the rest and refreshment of travelers. In his letter of notification to his committee members , Dr. Black ask ed each to make an inventory of the interesting and historical spots long th'e trail and to make a report at a luncheon which will be given in Charleston early in September. The committee members appoint ed by Dr. Black are: Cabell county, Dr A K Kessler, Huntington; Put nam county, J T Garrett, Hurricane; Kanawha county,.! V B Skinner, St. Albans; Fayette county, David Boone, Lookout; Nicholas county, Dr. James McCIung, Rich wood, and Greenbrier county, F. H. Anschutz.j Lewisburg. KILLED BY A COW. Mrs. Floyd Boone, of Talcott, (be fore marriage Miss Clara .Mice) came Jo her death in an unusual way Fri day the 14th. She was milking her eow, her small grandson with her .in the .milking-shed. When she had i finished Che boy started to put a I bell on the cow. The animal be jeajne frightened at the tinkling of itlie bell and began to run. Mrs. Boon 'in attempting to step out of its path I (ripped and fell, the eow running | cross IVer body. She sustanied sev eral ribs broken and other internal 'injuries. Death came early on Satur day morning Besides her husband, jshc is survived by (wo daughters ? .Miss Msvmie and Mrs Lilly Miller, j I and two sons, ('. C and A C Boone. Her age was 51) years. The burial services were held at Talcott 011 Sunday. ? Watchman. \ INDIAN TREATY BOWL UNEARTHED. j The relic, which is said to be 1 more than 5(10 years old is 15 feet j long and according to archaeolo gists was made by Indians using I stone tools and axes. The bowl which was the center of an inter jesting Indian ceremony, was called by an aborigines "the mother of the [Five Tribes. ??- ~<m ? ?? (iovernor Morgan on last Tuesday appointed \Y. II. Madin. of Berkley, to succeed the late John M. Anderson as Judge of the Criminal Court of Balcigh County This appointment holds until the November election. I when a man will be elected to till tin* vacancy. Mr. Bardin will pos sibly be a candidate for the Bcpith liran nctininalif/n before a County Judicial Convention which under 1'ie law will be held August !.>th. RAILROAD ASSESSMENT. The assessment valuation of stea.ni railroads in West Virginia has been increased $54,109,022, or 28 per cent, jiiuI street railway companies $4,507,542, or 20 per cent, according to figures made public by the State Board of Public Works. The steam railroads were assessed nt ?217,100,972 this year and $192, 937,950 last year. Figures of the street railways were: 1 11121 , $10, 742,058, and i922, $21,150,201). The ligures, showing increases, of the stc;yn and street railways are as follows : Baltimore and Ohio Railway com pany, assessment $95,000,000, com pared with $81,500,000 last year, an increase of $13,500,000 or 10 per cent. Chesapeake and Ohio Railway com pany, assessment $50,000,000. com pared with $35,000,000, an increase of $15,000,000, or 43 per cent. Norfolk and Western Railroad Company, assessment $50,400,000 compared with $38,887,792, an in crease of $11,512,208, or 29 per cent Virginian .Railway Company, ass essment $13?000,000, compared with $8,750,000, an increase of $4,250, 000, or 41 per cent. Western Maryland Railroad com pany, assessment $10,000,000, com pared with $7,500,000, an increase of $2,500,000. or 33 per cent. I.ewisburg and Ronceverte Elec tric Railway Cqnipanv, $25,000 to $35,000., Greenbrier and Eastern Railroad Company, $350,000. Greenbrier, Cheat and Elk Rail road Company, $000,000 to $750,000 White Sulphur and Huntersville railhoad Cqmpanv, remains at $40, 000. Pocahontas (Railroad Company, $30, 000 to $50,000. Sewell Vallev Railroad Company $300,000 to $510,000. HOLLY GRIFFITH. Warden J Z Terrell, of the West Virginia prison at Moundsville, re cently admitted that Holly Griilith, a prisoner serving three life terms for -murder in the West Virginia prison, is again in solitary conline j ment for a knife attack upon a fel low prisoner in the penitentiary. Griilith, the warden said attempt ed to stab a convict, whose name the warden withheld, in an adjoin ing cell, but succeeded in inflicting only a slight scratch on the other prisoner's face. Griffith, it will be recalled, serv ing one life sentence for murder, es caped a few months ago after mor tally wounding the prison engineer and later killed Captain Ira Roush, a voung Antiquity Ohio, riverman, on the Ohio at Point Pleasant. Two trials each time resulted in convic tions for first degree .murder, with the second and third life term pen alties imposed. DEATHS. GF.E. J. W. Gee died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Wilkinson, near Trout, this county, last Sunday. He was an excellent man, an old Con federate soldier and had reached, we are informed, his 81th year. We have the promise of a more extend ed notice which will be published next week. BOWES. Mr .John F. Bowes, a Union vet eran of the Civil War, passed away at his home in Honceverte on Wed nesday night, July 10, 1 !>22, at about 0:30 o'clock, aged 7!) years, 11 months and two days He was born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, but came to this county many years ago Mr. Bowes served the Union cause as a nuynber of Company G. Fifty lirst Begular Pennsylvania infantry. ASK CHANGE OF VENUE. United States Prohibition Officer Itobcrt I.. Taylor and State Prohibi tion Ollicer Watkins, indicted re cently for shooting George Stewart, colored at Norlh Fork, while he was attempting to escape after having been arrested, appeared before Judge Slot her of the Criminal Court of McDowell county at Bluclield, re newed Iheir bond i ti the sum of *15,000 each and made a petition for a change of venue to the United States District Court. If Judge Me Clintic signs the petition the ollicers will be tried at the Bluelield teiyn next January. Otherwise the case is set for trial in the McDowell county court next September. A change of venue from McDow ell will be asked, it is said. The more the sentiment in busi ness. the jnore friends business makes. And when business wins friend > it wins success. STRAW VOTE. "Do you favor a federal bonus for all American soldiers and sailors who wore the uniform during the \ ?rld War?" In answer to this j Question, put by the Literary Di gest in a recent poll, 46,609 voted in favor to 47,461) against the pro posal This tabulated return .marks he tally of 100,000 ballots out of 10,000,000 sent out, while thou sands arc being returned daily. >U*st Virginia's vote showed 24 in favor of the bonus, while 1!) op posed i? tiu. south Atlantic states ally, including Delaware, Maryland District of Columbia. Virginia, West \ irgmia, Nort and South Carolina (icorgia and Florida, 181 votes were expressed in favor of the soldiers' compensation measure, while 231 -31 ballots registered a negative opinion. Illinois leads all States with 18,o0o favorable ballots as against 9,121 opposed to the move ment Nevada registered three votes against the bill. The tabulated re turns from New York, with 7,181 in favor of the bill and 13,385 against, recalls a frequent accusa tion of the bonus advocates, to the effect that the center of opposition to the measure may be found in New \ork City, financial center of tne nation. The New England States, six in number, voted 4,315 in favor and 7,801 against. The middle Atlantic states polled 26,175 against the bill and 18,290 in favor of it. The east north central states led individual sections with 19,924 ballots tallied in favor of the .measure and 10 146 opposed. The west north central states voted 513 in favor and 449 against. East south central states registered 82 for and 142 against. est south central states showed a small majority in favor, with the vote standing 183 for and 155 op posing. The mountains states regis ered J02 for and 82 against, while the I ?tcilic states came throuaH with 3,007 for and 2,288 against. 1 here were registered 39,665 votes in a similar balloting through out the country as being in favor of a modification of the Volstead law to permit light wines and beers. In answer to the query, "Do you favor the continuance and strict enforce ment of the eighteenth amendment and Volstead Jaw?" the balloting showed 32,445 in favor, while 22 54/ registered dissenting opinion's to the question, "Do you favor a re P ?!hc Prohibition Amend ment ? West Virginia voted 18 for enforcement of the ,measure; 20 for modification and four for repeal of , ? e*8hteenth amendment. Illinois led other states with 9,312 ballots for enforcemen; 12,012 for modifi cation and 6,621 for repeal The middle Atlantic States, con anl/Hp ?f N|CW -York* Ncw Jerse>' ami Pennsylvania, registered 14 in fa,ror of enforcement, 18,49.) for modification and 11,566 for repeal, leading all other dis tricts in votes cast. On the three issues raised bv the Literary Digest Nevada voted one whn 1 ? ,e (ll,estions, ?hile Arizona registered eight bal lots for enforcement and three for modification, while no ballots were listed for repeal. .. ^'i/Prnia is Wl>" "P in the moist states with 1.204 for en '?50" !'"? '?o<ll???Uon ?< n el oo() for repeal. arJ,ipJm,jMrity 0f,,h(' voU's polled ,i OIUr the ,;iural districts, while h irh\ ,?f", the n,ut more thickly set led portions of the eoun i v seem slow in being returned. It !. indicates that the rural popula tion is overwhelmingly in favor of prohibition. WEST VIRGINIA BONDS SOLD. West Virginia bonds, issued to t lie State of Virginia in the settlement of oh! debt eontroversy, and which have been offered fo rsale, on pre vious occasions, have been sold to Scott Stringfeilow for $1)2,032 and interest. The p:i r value of the bonds wa> $?117,700, and with the past due in terest and the interest to date makes the total realized from the bonds or the State of Virginia $400,837.32. The conditions for the sale of tin* bonds were considered the best for some time The money received from the sale will be used in the construe tion of the State ollice building. Heercation Week ? take il! Green brier Vallev Fair Fair, August 2S, 20, 30. 31 ; and Sept. 1. Work that is not finished is not work at all: it is merely a botch, an abortion. Labor found the world :i wilder ness and lias made it a garden.