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TROUBLE SUFFERED NO SLUMP
IN WISE COUNTY DURING PAST YEAR j-.? Keport of Deputy Oer}''of the Circuit Court at Wise Indi? cates That Peoplry Were Busy Getting in and Out of Trouble / ;/ _ ||y C. A. JOHNSON, Deputy Clerk Circuit Court of Wile County NB Ii may bo of interest <p the plihlic, BJ|? know something of the stale of Bjl'--I|;'"': i" Ihe Circuit Court of Wire BB fhe clerks of the several courts of B?fU' state, us provided by law, shall BBs1i:,iimI1.v before the 1st day of No H|vfiiil"i'. niotc to the ClcrN. of the KMii.. ? of Dilegntcs at Richmond, a Ks-, i. '' of pie number of days court 9*1|,i , .s .a within the year ending Bom the I.ist day of August preceding, Hand the state of business in the court Hriuriug the said year; and the Clerk Blol the House of Delegates is requir n?i.i i" make out and report to the BJtitia'ial Assembly a condensed nb jra ..I,,, i froai the report made to him Bjli.v th<- several Clerks of the courts Bid the stati', and cause the same lo bb i, published In the Journal of the if I might slate in this connection, Hthat the report milde by the Clerk i < "iinty, the first of last BJ K.ml cr, to the Clerk of the House BJ of Delegates, showing the state of H business in the Circuit Court of Wise Bj County, had great weight with the jg Committee mi Courts of Justice, etc., ? In cn:> ii.g the 33rd Judicial Circuit, 3? i om| osetl of Wise county alone. Bj The coiiliniticc seeing from said rc |S port the great volume of business B transacted in said court reported H favorahly the passage of tin- lull to ST rttablisli the 33rd Judicial Circuit, W n-hith bill was passed by the Lcgisla H tuie I:, t wilder. K Of Ihe 33 Judicial Circuits of I the state, only two circuits are coin I posed iif one county. The first cir ! c in composed of Norfolk county, im.I ihe :i:lrd circuit composed of Wise county, all the other circuits nre composed of from two lo six counties, or one county and one city, I or in the case of the 10th judicial I t'n.nil, which is composed of the conntj of llenriro and the City ofj I Richmond and the I Ith circuit com-1 I.'I of Elizabeth City county, and the City of Newport News. The Hill creating the 33rd Judicial Cireijjl (Win- County) provides foi five terms of court n year, commenc? ing .in the 2nd Monday in March, May. July, .September ami Novem? ber. The icporl to the Clerk of the House of Delegates which 1 have jti t i nmplcteil Includes the business of the court at the October term, [ I til! I, (under the old law? and the March, May and June terms, I?22, under the new act. This report does not (.how the number of eases of the different classes of cases that were on the docket at Ihe beginning of the October term, 1021, hut only shows tin number of eases of the different ? . commenced with in the pe? riod stated. Court was in session covering (bis I period 1211 days, and I might say, I real busy, hard working days; court convening at 0, sometimes 8, n. m., am) adjourning at 0 ami sometimes 7 p. in..with,an occasional night Ses? sion lasting until 10 or II o'clock. 903 pages of court order averag? ing approximately 450 words to the page were entered. 2S(I common law (jury) cases were commenced and 2111 decided, some of which were very important and long drawn out cases, one of which lasted 12 days in the trial and in which many close ami line points of law were involved and argued; ,i common law cases were removed to' other courts and S.r> left pending on the docket at the end of said pe? riod. Hbl suits in Equity were commenc? ed, 120 decided, '.l removed from other courts and 127 inter loeutory decrees entered. 51 absolute di? vorces were granted, 28 of which were brought by husband and 211 by wives. 2 divorces were granted from bed ami board. 1151 suits in equity were left pending on the docket at the end of said period. 007 prosecutions were commenced. 301 dec'uled, 190 dismissed and 80 left pending on the docket at the end of said period. Of the number dis? missed, several were dismissed be? cause the parties had left the state and were never in custody. Several cases v.ere also retired from the docket for this reason. Fines were assessed aggregating $21,000, and jail leniences were imposed mostly in liquor cases except women and boys exempt under the law by age, the parties were sentenced to work on the slate convict road force. 2 1 automobiles, 2 horses, 1 mules and one wagon were forfeited to the Commonwealth and sold under order of the court for illegal use in trans? porting liquor, and the proceeds of sale, after the payment of costs, paid into the state treasury. Many other like eases were disposed of by pay? ment of costs, where it was clearly shown to the court, by proper evi? dence, the owner had no knowledge of the automobile being used for the transportation of liquor. II persons were sentenced to the penitentiary, the terms ranging from I to 20 years and aggregating 129 years. Lots of other business not enumer? ated above,. was transacted. Many exparte Motions were heard?ap? pointments of udmnistrators, guar? dians, committees, receivers, county pole emeu, adoptions, pension appli? cations, exonorntion of taxes, and many other things too numerous to mention. The untiring energy used by Judge Skcen, in dispatching the business A million men have turned to One Eleven Cigarettes ?a firm verdict for superior quality. 15 for 10c of his court, with the able assistance, of C. R. McCorkle, Commonwealth's Attorney, is gradually diminishing the criminal docket, which was very much congested at the beginning of this year. While the docket is yet large, there was" a fall off of approxi? mately 200 cases the post year, on the criminal docket. Beginning with March u-rm, 1922, the lirst term held after the estab? lishment of the new circuit, court has been in session every month, and will continue to be during the rest of the year, for the coming Novem? ber term will last perhaps until the middle of December. VIRGINIA^ MAKING RAPID STRIDES In the Consolidation of Schools .uh! in Matters Educational Virginia Is making rapid strides in the consolidation of schools. In dis? cussing this important consideration, Dr. W. T. Sauger, Secretary State Board of Education, Icatcly explain? ed, "Obviously there are isolated communities in Virginia which for a number of years will not be able to support the consolidated school, Small Standardized one and two teacher school* will serve these com? munities effectively, as better hous? ing, better equipment, and better teaching can be secured. Again, there are sparsely populated areas provided with fairly good loads which may he able to support con? solidated schools of the usual type, but the movement in Virginia is to ward judicious consolidation, I am. glad to say. "Consolidated schools," Secretary Sauger continued, "naturally involve the transportation of pupils. In the older days transportation was ef? fected by the use of horse-drawn school wagons. These are rapidly being replaced by motor trucks with well constructed and comfortably equipped school bus bodies,. This form of transportation is almost as comfortable as the railway coach. The State Hoard of Education last year began the appropriation of S100 toward the support of school wagons maintained in Virginia. Three hundred and forty-eight such Wagons last year operated under this plan. This aid is offered again this year. "One is often asked for a brief statement of til' advantage, of the consolidated school as over and against the one and two teacher schools. To my mind, Secretary Sauger Mated, these ale some of the outstanding advantages of the con? solidated school: There is a better building and equipment, with a jani? tor to car,' for the building; less I tardiness because of transportation iof pupil.;; stronger school organiza? tion; longer school term; better qual? ified teachers and superior instruc? tion; more adequate grading of pu? pils; sufficient teachers to give prop? er instruction; belter playground fa? cilities, with organized athletics; less sickness through better school supervision, improved sanitation, ol* pupils without exposure to the weather; often there are high school privilege; stimulating children of the grades to prolong their schooling; about the same opportunities provid? ed as foi children living in towns; larger classes contributing to supe? rior class spirit; supervision of play; improved attendance and strengthen? ed school morale; a stimulating school atmosphere; a greater liveli? hood of developing community lead? ership because of stronger school leadership; the cost i.; ordinarily less than similar advantages provided in the city; a greater likelihood ol* se? gregating the backward pupil for special instruction; better living con? ditions may be provided teachers through a toacherago; an enriched course of study can be provided,with vocational instruction in agriculture 'and home economics. "In addition to these advantages accruing from a consolidated school, there are several other noteworthy advantages', for example, farm val? es are increased through the develop? ment, of the consolidated school Statistics show that the consolidated school is an incentive to home own? ership in the school area. Children attending the high school department of the consolidated school are en? abled to live at home instead of boarding in town. The school be? comes the center of community life in all of its aspects, with music and recreation emphasized. This school produces a salutary effect upon road building and maintainance. 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