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3 IOB PRINITNG 3 - J That is Guar- 5 C anteed to Please. 5 -Give Us a Trial. | uwrmnnnunnnma VOLUME XXX CEREDO. WAYNF rn w ' - - -- w. NUMBER 43 dLAUk ItAAo Sentenced to Die In the Electric Chair. Abraham Smith,alias, “Black Texas/ a negro with a reputation as a “bad man" thionghont the local Chesapeake & Ohio division , who was arrested in Portsmouth Friday night on suspicion of being implicated in the mnrder of En gineer Joseph C. Gibson Thursday night of last week at Ashla’d, and who was later identified as “Black Texas,” the negro who fired the fatal shot, was spirited ont of the Portsmouth jail and slipped into ths Boyd county jail at Cat lettsburg by Sheriff Geige-. Smith was captured last Friday night by the Portsmouth police after a run ning pistol battle through the railroad yards there. He fought desperately un til his supply of nmmunition was ex hausted but was finally captured after he had thrown his revolver away. He was confined in the Portsmouth jail on suspicion of the murder but at that time nothing definite was known ngainst him Saturday morning Fireman Griffith, of Ashland, who was with Gibson when he was killed, went to Portsmouth and identified the negro as one of the quar tet who robbed him and killed Gibson. About the same time, two negroes, Cal loway and Bailey, confined in the Ash land jail on suspicion of the crime, con fessed that they were in the gang and bwore that ‘ Black Texas” a bod negro, had fired the shot which killed Gibson. They described the man and gave a min ute description of the gun which “Black 'rexas" carried and which was used in the murder. White in the Portsmouth jail, Abra ham Smith was recognized and identi fied as being “Black Texas,” Confront ■ed with these details ' Black Texas” ■confessed his idenitv and admitted he was in the gang that killed Engineer Gibson but swore that a negro known as “Blue Steel” fired the fatal shot. Such hot feeling had been aroused among the citizens of Ashland and the railroaders on the Big Sandy division, of the Cheasapeake & Ohio, that the offic ials determined to avoid locking‘‘Black Texas” in the Ashland jail and it was -decided to slip him into the Boyd coun ty jail instead. “Black Texas” has been indicted by a Boyd county grand jury and will be given a trial this week.— Kenova Reporter, Sept. 17. "Black Texas” was tried by a Boyd county jury in the circuit court at Cat lettsburg last week and was found guilty of murder in the first degree. Judge .Halbert sentenced the negro to be elec trocuted November 19th next at Eddy yille, near Frankfort, the state prison. “Blue Steel,” "Hoadsport,” and ■"Stonewall,” the other three members of the murder gang, are at large. APPOINTMENTS Western Virginia Confer ence, M. E. Church, South. Hl'NTINOTON DISTRICT. H. K. Moore, presiding elder. Barboursville, Ony Coffman. Barboursville Circuit, David Kirby . Bowen Circuit, C. U. Sparks, supply. Buffalo Circuit, J. B. Yoak. Fort (lay Circuit, W. II Burgeon. Gilbert Circuit, to be supplied. Glenwfiod Circuit, W. E. Bennett. Huntington, Central, J. L West. Huntington, Cottage Grove, O. N. Foutty. Huntingdon, Emmanuel, J. W. Critee. Huntington, Ouyaudotte, C. D. l>ear. Hnntington, Johnson Memorial, 8. W, Walker. Hurricane Circuit, B B. Lambert. IiOgan, W. L. Reid. Madison Circuit, C. A. Goodwin, snp ply. Man Circuit, U. 8. G. Allen. Milton, O. C. Perkins. Point Pleasant Circuit. H. L. Clay. St. Albans, J. M Carter. Wayne Circuit, I F. J, MrKinster. President Morris Harvey College, P H. Willis. Conference secretary and financial Agent of Morris Harvey College, U. V. W. Darlington. Rev. G. W. Twynham, formerly of Oeredo.was returned to New Martins ville. ——-— — Canada's corn crop this year is eatwiited at 250,000,000 bushels. L Jr. U. U. A. M. WILL HOLD STATE COUNCIL Next Year at Morgantown. Ceredo Lady Honored by Daughters of America. Elkins, W. Vi, Sept.16.—Mor gantown was today cboseu an the uext meeting place of West Virgin ia couucil. Junior Order United Aroencau Mechanics, after a long session in which reports of the most grattifying nature were made by the aotive staff officers. The secretary’s report showed that 1,652 members had been added during the year, bringing the membership to 8.950, aud that there was now iu the treasury ♦8,533, the largest amount iu its history. The 121 couuoile last year paid out $16,822 for relief. Officers were elected as follows: State Councillor, J. A. G. Bedford, Parsous; Vice Councillor, Dr. Jnc. Tutwiler, Rodefield ; Secretary, R. F. Lambert, Huutiugton; State Treasurer, D. C. Lutes, Mounds ville; State Chaplain, J. A. Me* Dowell, Kock Cave; Warden, C. H. Thomas, Martiushurg: State Conductor, Elmer Meadows, Hunt ington; State Iuside Sentinel ; C. H. King, Huutington; State Out side Sentinel, W. R. Dickey, Guy audotte; National Representative, D. L. Irwin, Miltou. DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA. The Daughters of America, who have also been in session here, closed their meeting after bearing reports of its officers which show ed a gai:. in membership of 300 for the year. The following officers wereelected: State Councillor, Mrs Maggie Lowe, Wheeling; Associ ate State Councillor, Mrs. Jessie Toothman, WeBt Huutington ; Vice Councillor, Mrs. Ella Rightmire, Parsons; Associate Vice Councillor, Mrs. Nuna Cyrus, West Hunting ton; Conductor M issEdua Schaffer, Gormania; Warden, Mrs. Anna Williams, Rnckhannou; Inside Sent uel, Mrs. GeorgieTabor, West Hamlin; Outside Seutiuel, Mrs. Martha Hatfield, Minerva; Nat ional Representative, Mrs. Lizzie Martin, Martmsbnrg; Mtb. Lula Chapman, Ceredo; Mrs. Jennie Henry, Martmsburg; Mrs. Mayme House, Wheeling. Mrs. Lula Chapman, Mrs. Jen nie Henry and Mrs. Lizzie Mar tin were eacn given a gold emblem atic ring as a reward for the work they have done duriug the past year in behalf of the order. To the Public. "I feel that I owe the manaf^tnrers of Chamberlain's Oo'ir, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy a word of gratitude ” wi.tes Mrs. T N. Witberall, Ooweuda, N. Y. “ When I began taking thin med icine I was in great pain and feeling terribly rck, due to an attack of sum. me- complaint. After taking a dose of it I had not lo ig to wait fcr relief aa it benefited me almost Immediate'v." Ob tainable everywhere. ‘ adv. T here are twice as many people in the l tilted States as there were ! in 1880, and three times as many as at the outbreak of the Civil W ar. t-**»• The l nited States prodncid 29, of the f»C> epoch-making inventions, England,17; France,10; (»erraany;l ft; Italy, 2; Brazil, Austria and Sweeden, one each. ♦ • W The Chinese now must doff their hats when meeting friends. The government has adopted western idea* in enforcing its new customs. Canopus, the largest star known, with a luminosity 477,000 times that of the sun, is Visible from the Northern Hemisphere. Au English astron4usr believes it to be the centOg^^no' nuiverse. Sk J. 8. JACKSON — Who Was Severely Hurt at Camden Park Re cently, Is Recover • in£. J. B. Jackson, son of (teorgp Jack, ton, wbo was severely injured about 10:30 o’clook Suturday night, Sept, ember 11, is recovering. 1 be young man stepped from be hind one car in front of anotl er car, which he did not see approaching, and was hit by the car and badly wounded about the bead. Even] Home Needs a Faithful GouQh and Gold Remedu. When n asnns change and oolds ap pear-when von first detect a cold after sitting uext to one who has sneezed, then it u that a tried and tested remedy should he faithfully used “I never wrote a testimonial before, but 1 know po«itive|y that lor myself «„d family. Dr. King s New Discovery is the best cough remedy we ever used and wo have tried them all ” 60c and #1.00. adv Grand Castle, K. G. E. T he Grand Castle, Knights of the Golden Kagle, in session at Parkers, burg last week, elected the lollow. ing officers: Grand Chief, S. J. fcj. letie, Huntington; Vice Grand Chief, J. h. Wells, Glover Gap; Grand High Priest, Lincoln Holstein, Coal burg; Grand Sir Herald, E. It. Chap, man, Chapmanville; Grand Master of Records, T. H. Clay, Hunting, ton; Grand Keeper of Exchequer, E. Kyle, Guyandotte. Party Invitations. We have just received some beau iful invitations to he used by youngsters for parties of any kind They are partially printed and are cheap. (Jail and see them at the Advance Stationery Store, Ceredo. W. Va. tf. " WANTED! 500 MEN _ _ WOMEN AND CHILDREN To take advantage of the biggest and best entertainment bargain ever offered to the people of Kenova and Ceredo. We Want You T o buy at least One Season I icket to a course of good, high class entertainments, including the following attractions: 1. AMERICAN QUARTET: A company of four talented young men. One member is a Cartoonist. I AH AN: 'I he famous Indian Lecturer, He will lx; on the stage in Indian dress. He has liver! most of his life among his people, the Indians. THE COLUMBIAN EN* PERT AINERS: A company of three young ladies. (Don’t miss this number.) 4. RENO THE MAGICIAN : Phe man of many wonders. He is at the head of his profession. Wo Offer to You All of the above high-class en* tertainmpnt features for the in. significant sum of 25 for Adult Season Tickets and fl .00 for School Children’s Season Tickets. THINK OF IT! Four dis. tinet and separate entertainments for the price that you have often paid for one. • 1.25 Buys Vour Sp.ason Tick et and assures you of a good seat if purchased early, as seats will l»e reserved for season ticket holders. Watch for the announcement of the ticket sale and other fea lures in this paper. Will Open Road During Festival Contractors Recognize Huntington's Big Show. In order that the success of the Fall Festival may not he impeded by ary obstacle which it is possible to remove the Brubaker Construe lion Company, contractors on the N\ ayne road, announced last nght throughout the week there would he a good road open through Westmore land to Ceredo, thus making it pos sible for automobiles to make the the trip between Kenova and Hunt, iugtou. I his measure was taken at some expense by the contracting lirin in recognition of the impt rlanoe of the week to Huntington and the public. The road will he closed a ain aft» r the Festival,Mr. Bruhak er said last night. — Herald Dispatch, Sept. 19. Please Renew. W e would be pleased to have all of the several hundred subscribers to ibis paper whose names were placed on our mailing list during the contest last year, renew and -ball continue to send the paper to all such unless they notify us not to send it. We really cannot tell the contest subscribers fro'tn the others on the list. If you do not want the paper longer and your time is up, please drop us a card and tell us to stop it. If you do want it longer (and we hope you do) send along the necessary amount, 50 cents or ? 1 00 and we wiil promptly send you a receipt, with thanks. If you are an East Lynn subscriber yon can pay the amount to C. W. Os burn, who is authorized to collect for us. Out of Danger. Miss Charlotte Hartrarn, the West Huntington girl who took bichlor ide of mercury more than a week ngo, is now said by her physician to be out of danger. It is stated the girl is able to walk about, ami the chances are highly in favor of tu r complete recovery. — Huntington Herald Dispatch, Sept. 14. Big Circus Coming This Way Soon. The Harnum and Hailey Greatest Show on Eaith will exhibit at Hunting ton on Tuesday, September 28, and this good news is being heralded everywhere by the many agents of this, the biggest and foremost amusement institution in the world. The Harnum and Hailey Cir cus has always been the largest that travels and this sear on the management has found it necessary toadd many more cars to their trains in order to provide for the great equipment. It requires 85 double railroad ears to transport the big show. 1280 people are employed, there are 700 horses, 40 elephants ami a mena gerie of 110 cages, 480 world famed art ists take part in the greatest circus pro cram this world has ever known A fitting introduction to the wonder ful performance this year, is the presen tatioii of the new, magnificent spec tacular pageant,“Halla Rookh” in which nearly 1000 charac ters take part In the circus proper , which is present ed in three rings, four stages, the hippo drome, and in the dome of the largest tent ever erected, 480 performers from every nation in the world take part and > present an array of foreign features en- ' tirely new to America, A wonderful trained animal exhibition is given by the ' Marvelous War Elephants, Fallenhurg’s Wonder Hears, Madam Hradna's Angel Horses, Thalero’s l>ogs, Ponies and Monkeys, and the Harnum and Hailey Htatnte Horses. (»reat interest is a1 ready being shown in this neighborhr oil and great crowds will nodonhtpi. :<» tinntington for the biggest and muni enjoyable holiday of the year. Kveryone is advised to get an early star t in order to be there in time for the parade which starts promptly at 10 s.itn., and which is >um to eclipse anytlingof its kind ever before attempt ed iwthe history of oirona business.! 1 1 I PARENTS’OAT Appropriately Observed at Centerville. Friday, September 10, the teach, erw and patrons of the Centerville Graded school observed Parents* day. In the forenoon several parents weie present in the school rooms for the purpose of observing the meth ods of instruction being used by their teachers. Some criticism and a great amount of approval of the work of the teachers were mani Tested on tho part of the olwetver*. Sympathy for and co.operation with the teachers on the part of tho par ent* were thereby strengthened. At noon a sumptuous dinner, brought in basket* by tho parent*, was served to all present. Soon thereafter all went to a nearby shade and proceeded to freer.e *even gal lons of ice cream. The ingredient* for the ice cream were furnished by the patrons and tho ice by the teach ers. The cream being ready to serve, every one was presented with a liberal portion of cream and cake, and at once each and every one got very busy for a few minutes. After the ice cream services were concluded, an organization for the perpetuation of Parents’ day in this community was perfected. A. E. Collins worth was elected chairman, and John Enochs, secretary. Short talks were then delivered by parents and teachers as follows: Bov. Allen Smith, Allen Christian, William Billups, Iien*e Prince, W. W. Me,Comas, Mrs. T. Toney, Mrs. VV. J. Smith, John Enochs, A. E. Collins worth and B. M. Hale. A contrast of the old-time school ami the modern school was drawn by nearly every one of the older speakers. Tho great improvement that has been wrought in our schools was vividly brought out. Some ex pressed themselves as having attend ed school in barns, rock cliffs, cab ins made of saplings, etc. Goose (piill pens and ink made of copperas and sourwood hark seemed to have been very popular as writing materials with our foreparents. The following business was then dispatched in due form; A committee was appointed to confer with like committees from other schools of Ceredo district to petition the Board of Education of said district to give us an eight months term of school next year. Parents’ day was set for once in each two months during the school term, and a committee was appoint ed to arrange a program for next Parents’ day which will be observed November 5, 1916, A committee was appointed to ar range for an ice csearn social to be held September 26. The pro ceeds thus raised are to he used in purchasing an organ, lamps arid li brary for our school. Bev. Allen Smith was appointed as a committee of one to preserve order and decorum at said festival. At 4:30 p. m., the meeting ad journed, immediately after which a majority of the parents present de. dared that this, the first Parents' day ever observed in this commun ity had been a ‘howling’ success. Joiiv Enochs, Sec’y of the occasion. How’s This? We offer One Hundred Dollar* Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’* Catarrh Cure. V. J, CM KN KY A CO., Toledo, Ohio. We, the undersigned, have known K. J i Cheney for the past 15 year* and believe him i perfectly honorable In all buslnax* tranaao- • i firm* and financially able to carry out any i obligation* marie bv hi* firm. Wai.immo. Kimmam A Marti*, ... ,, , Wholesale Druggl*te, Toledo, O. Hall’* Catarrh Cure I* taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mronr* surface* of the *y*tern. Testimonial* sent free. Price 75 cent* per bottle. Hold by all druggl*ta. Take Hail’aconstipation. i OLD SCHOOL BOOKS Answered the Purpose and Were Especially Agree able Companions. O, were von ne’er » schoolboy, And did you ne’er train, And feel that nwelltiiK ol the heart You ne’er can feel attain? —McGufTcy’s Second Header. Ouryouuger folks may ne’er have read, or recited tine stirring poem, hut their parents, or uuoles aud aunts may he nhleto give it iu full. Who can find a oopy of it? Who can tell where a oopy of McGuffey’s second reader can be obtained? What becomes of all the old eohool books, anyway? It seems al most impossible to get hold of any of the MoGuffey readers, and yet it hasn’t been so very many years since they were iu almost every school in the entire country. And there is the United States speller—can’t be found Anywhere. Nor Cobb’s speller, nor the John Rogers’ primer, nor McGufToy’s spel'er. All Are gone, like many anoth er friend goue from sight, hut not from memory. Those old books may not have been as good ah those used iu schools now; hut somehow or other they answered the purpose all right, and were such agreeable companions that no others have ever been able to displace them iu the affection of the boys and girls who had read them so often and ao carefully that they knew them almost by heart. It may not be the fault of the hooks, hut it appears to be a fact that school children of today do not take as great interest in up-to date readers and spellers as was taken iu the old ones. In rnauy schools there isn’t much time for reading, which may account iu a measure for the lack of interest iu the book. Hut to those whose school day* have passed the modern readers do not come uearly up to the old ones for interesting reading, being filled up with stuff selected by elocution ists and professional readers,per haps, or by some one with a taste peculiarly his own. There’s the “English Reader,” for instance, from which a studn us person oould get a fair, liberal edu cation. And even to this dav it is above the average of books made up of choice selections. The boy of the times before the war lacked mary of the advantages of the hoy of the present, partic ularly If he happened to b* as >ou try boy.—Erastus Wilson, in Pitts burgh Gazette Times. Biliou8nes.s find GonbliDdilon. It is certainly surpiising that any wo man will end are th« miserable feelings caused by biliousness and constipation, when relief is so enrtly hml and at so lit tle expense. Mrs Cltas. i-eck, Oates. N. Y., writes: “About a year ago 2 used two botth a of ('hamt>erl j»n’s T :b* lets and they < er-.rt me of biliousness and constipation.” Obtainable everywhere. (Art v*rti**ment/ It is said that eight per cent of the deaths in Mexico City this summer have been caused by star vation ; this figures out 25 a day. It issaid that a human being can not breathe at a height of seveu miles from the earth. Prisoner* in Morrocc^ are compelled to pay the officers for their troubleinarresting and escort* mg them to the police station. Australia, Canada, British In dia, New Zealand and Hungary provide their postoffice workers Sith uniforms, shoes, hats, etc. Nicholas, the Christian name of e Czar, means victorious; WiU, * im means defender.