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The Only Newspaper En The County. NO. 49. VOL. 1. CLINTWOOD, DICKENSON COUNTY VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1927. $1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE In last weeks issue there ap peared under the title, “WHh NOT A FAIR ELECTION?” seme affidavits describing the crooked conduct stated to have been committed by certain ind ividuals in their desperate at tempt to thwart the will of the people and prevent an honor able election. Since last week’s issue certain of the individuals named in the said affidavits have been taken charge cf by the lav/. And what do you im avi’no they did? Naturally you know that any innocent man charged with a crimp- has an ev^mininv trial and demands to know whv he is detianed. But tl-iot-.p individuals knowing there was ev'donce to convict them w»nt before the court and waiv nvowiniruf tHnl. and q-ave bond to appear at the next tern n-* nrmrt +<-> n-nnwer to indictment Why were they not willing to r-fortel ? « A r’TTrVNT «T>I? A If^g LOUDER rrt-T a N WORDS” . Mr pander, the affidavits you Inst week are only a very r,mall nart, of what is being done in vnnr conntv aand the follow ’*"«■ affidavits are submitted for consideration. Do you en dorse anv candidate wTho stands tar such conduct? VW'ffia Dickenson County to w<t: T Hnw Mullins (of Dave! n-Pfnr Jnnino- dnlv sworn make the -p~u„,„infi, statment. T livo at Dwnle. Va.. and vote nt Artrio voting nrecinct in hifirprionn Countv Virginia. On the m>ht of October 1st. Ih27 J. C. Smith ("Cowan! of Clint wood. Virginia. S. T. Mullins and C. S. Artrip. the registrar at Artrip Precinct, came to mv home. Thek woke us up and wanted, myself, my wife, Alice Mullins, my daughter. Lake Mullins, mv sons Jeff Mullins and Pov MMHns to vote. Mv "ons, Jeff Mullins and Rov Mul h'ns were gone from home, so •L C. Smith. C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins be^un to beg us to vote and they urged us very much to vote. They offered us mon^v t.o vote. Thev offered ns t°n dollars ($10.00) each and finally thev screed to give me fifteen (SI5.001 so I consented to he voted and they had ballots and J. C. Smith took, a ballot an a pencil and he marked this bah lot having- me to touch the pen cil. He marked this ticket vot ing same for Lee Stanley for Clerk. J. M. Rasnick for Treas urer. J. H. Anderson for Sheriff F. A. Reedy for Commissioner, for himself. J. C. Smith for Commonwealth’s Attorney, for M. F. Senter for Supervisor for Willis District., and for William Senter for Constable, and for +he three first names on the bal lot for Justice of the Peace who J. C. Smith said were good Dem ocrat" I w»s told that night +hat W. J. Branham and Sam CoorDv were not running any longer for Supervisor of Willis District. S. T. Mullins delivered me the S15.00 after I voted which which was the amount nromised me hv the said S. T. Mullins. J. C ^mJth and C. S Artrip. The sa;d -T. G. Smith, S. T Mullins and C. S. Artrip agreed to -give mv w:+'e $15.00 if she would vofe ,T. C. Smith gave my wife a behet and showed her how to mark it. She is a better scholar t.hr-c T am. and the said J. C. ■ Smith t«tood by her side and directed her to mark the ballot fir Leo Stanley for Clerk, J. M. Rasnick for Treasurer, J. H. Anderson for Sheriff, F. A. Reedv for Commissioner and for himself. .T. C. Smith for Com monwealth’s Attorney. M. F. Rgnt^r for Supervisor of Willis Dis+ncL After mv wife voted S. T Mullins delivered to her + he SI 5.00 nromised her by said S. T. Mullins, J. C. Smith and C. S. Artrip. Mv daughter, Lake Mullins, voted and J. C. Smith said he ga-"e her $10.00 and T saw her with the ten dollars. She had no money before this night. Before i leaving our home, the said J. C. Smith, C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins cautioned us many time not to mention what had occured and they would come back on A'uesday night and vote the boys .They, J. C. Smith, C. S. Artrip land S. T. Mullins, came on Tues day night following according to what they said and voted my sons promising them $15.0 each Smith marked both of my sons j (Jef Mullins and Roy Mullins) i ballots and voted them for the -ame men they had voted me for to-wit: Lee Stanley for Clerk L M. Rasnick for Treasurer J. H. Anderson for Sheriff, E. A. Reedy for Commissioner, J. C. Smith for Commonwealth’s At torney, M. F. Senter for Super visor of Willis District, and for William Senter for Constable. Then S. T. Mullins only gave leff Mullins 810.00 and Roy Mullins 810.00. The said J. C. Smith, C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins cautioned all of mv vamily not to mention what had ! secured, and especially not to! mention that they gave us any I money. I am not going to be absent ■'rom my election precinct and never have intended to be ab sent November 8. 1927. This October 16th. 1927. Dow Mullins Subscribed and sworn to be fore me, W.P.Raines, a Notary Public for Dickenson County Virginia by Dow Mullins on Oct. 16th. 1927. My Commission ex pires Jan. 27th. 1929 W. P. Raines. N. P. Virginia Dickenson County to wit; I, Alice Mullins, the wrife of Dow Mullins after being duly sworn makes the following stat ment. On the night of October 1st. 1927, J. C. Smith (Cowan), S.T. Mullins and C. S. Artrip, regist rar at Artrip Precinct came to my home. They woke us up my husband and myself, and my daughter and wanted us all to vote, also my sons Jeff Mullins and Roy Mullins, but my sons , were not at home, so J. C. Smith | C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins be j gun to beg my husband, daugh-; fer and myself to vote, and they urged us to vote and they offer edus money to vote. They first offered my husband and I 810.00 each and finally they gave my husband and I 815.00 each and my daughter 810.00. So we vot ed. J. C. Smithtook a ballot and pencil and said J. C. Smith marked the ballot and had my husband, Dow Mullins to touch the pencil. The said J. C. Smith marked this ballot for Lee Stan ley for Clerk, ,T. M. Rasnick for Treasurer, J. II. Anderson for Sheriff, E. A. Reedy fo Commis sioner, J. C. Smith for Common wealth’s Attorney, M. F. Senter for Supervisor of Willis District and fo William Senter for Con stable. It was told that night to us that W. ,1. Branham and Sam Gourley were not running for Supervisor and we were urg ed to vote for M. F. Senter. S. T. Mullins gave the 815.00 fo my husband and the $15.00 o me, J. C. Smith gave the $10. 00 to my daughter J. C. Smith gave me a ballot! and stood by me and showed me bow to mark it, and I marked ' ach name as he showed me. Ho -L C. Smith, had me to mark the ballot so as to vote for Lee Stan ley for Clerk. J. M. Rasnick for 1 treasurer, J. H. Andersen for Sheric. E. A. Reedy for Comm ■ winner. .T. C. Smith for Com nonwealth’s Attorney M. F. Se nter for Supervisor Willis Dis ' rict and William Senter for Cons;able. J. C. Smith marked m.v daughter’s ballot and voted it just like my ballot. Before leaving our home, J. C. Smih . S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins old us to not tell about them ' eing there or what had occured mid that they would be back on Tuesday night following to vote 'eff Mullins and Roy Mullins. The said J. C. Smith, C.S.Artrip and S. T. Mullins came back to our home on the following Tues day night and voted Jeff Mullins and Roy Mullins. J. C. Smith | marked both ballots and voted each ballot for Lee Stanley for Clerk, J. M. Rasnick for Treas urer, J. If. Anderson for'Sheriff E. A. Reedy for Commissioner J. C. Smith for Commonwealth’ Attorney, M. F. Senter for Supervisor, of Willis District and for William Senter for Con stble. Before Roy Mullins and Jeff Mullins voted J. C. Smith C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins promised said Roy Mullins and Jeff Mullins S15.00 each, but after they got the ballots, they would only give them $10.00 each and S. T. Mullins gave both of them a ten dollar bill. The said J. C. Smith, C. S. Ar trip and S. T. Mullins cautioned and warned us never to tell what had happened or that they gave us any money. T have never intended to be absent from my precinct on Nov. 8th. 1927. Alice Mullins Subscribed and sworn to be fore me, W.P.Raines a Notary Public for Dickenson County Virginia on Oct. 16th. 1927. My Commission expires on Jan. 27, 1927. W. P. Raines. N. P. Virginia Diekensc11 County to wit; I, Lake Mullins, after being duly sworn do make the follow ing statement. On Oct. 1st. 1927, J. C. Smith C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins came to my fathers home (Dow Mullins home). Thev promised me S10.00 to vote. J. C. Smith marked my ballot and voted me for Lee Stanley for Clerk, J.M. Rasnick for Treasurer, J. H. for Seriff, E. A. Reedy for Com missioner, J. C. Smith for Com monwealth’s Attorney, M. F. Senter for Supervisor of Willis District and for William Senter for Constable. J. C. Smith gave me a ten dollar bill for my vote. J. C. Smith marked my fath ers bollot and let him touch the pencil. My mother took the pen cil and did the marking of her ballot and J. C. Smith told her the names to mark out and the names to leave on and he point ed his finger to the names. S. T. Mullins delivered to Dow Mullins and Alice Mullins S15.00 each for their votes. J. C. Smith, S. T. Mullins and C. S. Artrip told us to keep it a secret and not mention what had occured and they would be at our home on Tuesday night to vote Roy Mullins and Jeff Mullins. They J. C. Smith, C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins came on Tuesday night and promis ed Roy Mullins and Jeff Mullins blS.OO each to vote. They ag reed, to take it and J. C. Smith marked their ballots just like he had marked the ballot for me the Saturday night before. They would not give Roy and •Teffff $15.00 each after they had the ballots marked but only save them $10.00 each and this money was delivered to them hv S. T. Mullins. They. J. C. Smith, C. S. Artrip and S. T. Mullins warned us not to tell that they gave us ' money. This Oct., 16th. 1927. Lake Mullins Subscribed and sworn to .be fore me, W.P.Raines a Notary Public for Dickenson County Virginia on Oct. 16th. 1927. My Commission expires on Jan. 27 1927. W. P. Raines N. P. Virginia Dickenson County to wit; We, Teff Mullins and Roy Mul libs after being duly sworn make this statement. On Tuesday night October 4th. 1927. J. C. Smith, C. S. Ar trip and S. T. Mullins came to our fathers (Dow Mullins) home and wanted us to vote in the November election to be mi n FOOTBALL GAME SATURDAY. D. M. H. S. Vs I. M. I. j Clintwood, Va. October 20 — I Clintwood lost her first game i of the season to Triangular Mountain Institute at Mount Heron, last Saturday, Oct. 15 by the margin of a lone touch down I and a safety. T. M. I. ’s touchdown came i early in the first quarter, after! a T. M. I. back returned Clint wood’s kick off the 40 yard line. The Mt. Heron lads then un- j corked a variety of end runs j and line plunges which netted them three first downs in suc cession and placed the ball on Clintwood’s 5 yard line. The next r>lav through tackle car ried the ball over for the only touch down of the game. From this time on Clint wood’s defence tightened notic ably. T. M. I. made several pret ty gains but was never after wards able to gain consistant ly T. M. I. ’s other two points came late in the last quarter when a punt passed through cap tain Sutherland’s hand near the goal line. “Red” was successful in recovering the pig skin but was tackled behind the line for a safety. The Clintwood team played a good brand of ball considering that it was their first game. The defensive work nut un by Reid Sutherland and Hansel Fleming featured the game. held cn November 8th. 1927. And agreed to nay us S15.00 each, if we would vote. We ag reed to vote and J. C. Smith marked each of our ballots voting us for Lee Stanley for Clerk. J. M. Rasnick for Treas urer, J. H. Anderson for Sheriff E. A. Reedy for Commissioner, ■J. C. Smith for Commonwealth ’s Attorney, M. F. Senter for Supervisor of Willis District, and William Senter for Const able of Willis District. They would not pay us S 15.00 each after the ballots were mar ked and would only give us $10. 00 each, the amount they claim ed our sister got. S. T. Mullins delivered each of us a ten dol lar bill. J. C. smith, S. 1. Mullms and C. S. Artrip told us not to tell about them having given us money and cautioned us to say nothing about having voted. We have never intended and will net be absent from our el ection precinct on November 8 1927. Roy Mullins Jeff Mullins Subscribed and sworn to be fore me, W.P.Raines, a Notary Public for Dickenson County on Oct. 16th. 1927. My Com mission expires Jan. 27th. 1927. W. P. Raines N. P. Who is furnishing the money to have such revolting acts perpetrated? Have the candidates for the county offices for whom J. C. Smith is buying vote armed him with money? They are fre quently in conference with J. C. Smith, although two of the can didates for county offices were members of a jury that tried J. C. Smith for one of his many escapades, and these two can didates voted to send him to the penitentiary for five years, where he would now be, but for the vote of two other jurors, and anyone knows that he is not out spending his own money and riding in the dark hours of night in behalf of the veryjnen, who only two or three years ago he was denoun cing, unless there has been an arrangement between them. THIS ELECTION HAS GREAT ED SOME STRANGE BED FELLOWS? What can any candidate ex iled the good people to think of jm and of h;is interest in the Local News and Personal Mention in Brief Form BOY SWIMS FLOOD TO SAVE MARINES Brings Warning of Damaged Bridge in Time. St. Louis.—Garland Bowman, seven teen-year-old high-school student, swam a swollen creek an likely snved a Missouri-Kansas-Texas train, carrying several hundred marines en route to San Diego, Cal., from accident, it is announced at the company’s oilices. The youth, at about 5145 a. m., dis covered a portion of t he track had been washed away between Walnut and Fort Scott, Kan. He swam the swollen creek which hud done the damage and ran to inform a station agent near Walnut. The train carry ing the troops iiad just left Hepler, llie last stop before Walnut. The rail road man and Bowman raced up the (rack. But they saw the headlight of the approaching train and realized (hey could not gain the other side of (lie creek before tlfe train did. They lighted their flares and waved them; i lie locomotive slowed down and stopped just before it reached the washout. Earlier in the morning the engineer and fireman of a southbound M.-K.-T. train were drowned and 18 persons were injured a short distance away, but on a different route from where the marine train danger was averted. The accident was caused by the over flow of Flat creek. Some time later a northbound train, rerouted because of the wreck, was wrecked a short distance south, and on the same line from where the marine train was halted. Flat creek also caused the trouble at this place. There were no serious injuries. Knitting Woman Juror Makes Britons Gasp London.-—May women knit while serving as jurors in court? One woman has already done it in Justice Avory’s court, to the conster nation of antifeminists, and there does not seem to be any way to stop (lie practice. The middle-aged woman who established a precedent took off her hat in a businesslike manner when she entered the jury box, produced Iter knitting and went to work. She listened attentively to the pro ceedings, looking up from time to time when something interested her espe cially. It was clear that she was fol lowing the proceedings carefully, so there was no opening to charge her with inattention. On another occasion a woman juror passed chocolates to other women who were serving on the jury. This was done discreetly and no judicial notice was taken of the act. Women witnesses who were waiting to testify have frequently knitted In British courts, especially in war times, ; and no attempt lias ever been made to stop this practice, welfare of the county he now asks to represent if he is willing Lo trust the important legal af fairs of the county in the care of a man who he as a juror, un der ' a solemn oath has said should now be a convict, and who was tried by a jury while Commonwealth’s Attorney in the year 1921, for selling out and accepting a bribe while Commonwealth’s Attorney eM he could not convince this jury that he1 was innocent of Mae charge, (L. 0. B. 6, P. 66) just in order that the candidate may receive the fraudulent practices which this man is shown by the affidavits to be committing, and thereby in crease the opportunity to gbt a few more votes regardless of how they are gotten. Men who ask the people for the privilege of conducting the affairs of the county should only expect that privilege after an honest, fair and free expression of the will of the people they ask to serve, and they should be men who are interested in the success and welfare of the county and not merely the money they expect to receive from the people as compensat ion for their services. Vote for men worthy to serve the county, and who stand for honesty and will serve the peo ple in a creditable manner. —PAID A DVERTISMENT Those on the sick list this week are little Carol Gray Dam ron and Jerry Chase. A large number of folks from town and out of town attended the funeral and burial of Mrs. J. Louise Jones Sunday. Mrs. Jones died in Pickens ‘ S.C at the home of her daughter Mrs. Dick 'Valley last Friday and was brought to Clintwood for burial. M. P. Colley who is an em ployee of the W. M. Ritter Lbr. Co., was very painfully injured by a falling tree. Teddy Rosevelt said “The next thing to being crooked is supporting crookedness. B. P. Kiser, of Honaker, a former citizen of Dickenson, is here this week saving the people money on paint and roofing. Mr. Bill Dubbs, of Johnson City Tenn., was in town today. It is the talk that we are go ing to have a new barber shop opened in our burc. Many articles are crowded this week for lack of space, but we hope this will not occur a gain soon. There will be a pie supper at the Bise school, Sat., Oct. 22 at 8:00 P. M. Every one cordially invited. . Mr. M. W. Remines, V. S. Wolfe, B. Tate Quillen, Harold Remines and Bill Reece, accom panied the team to T.M.I. They report a fine game and feel sure that the score will be different Sat. • • Miss Myrtle Yates has return ed from an extended visit of relatives in Kentucky. Dr. T. C. Sutherland of Haysi is in town on business. Capt. Jerow of Nora is a visitor in town. Junior McCorele of Kingspost Tenn. was in town Thursday. Henry Valley of Greenville, S.C. and Rev. Stradley and son of Honaker, Va.. attended the funeral of Mrs. J. Louise Jones here Sunday. Mrs. Earl Rose and children of Grundy, are visiting Mrs. C. R. McQoy. Mothers “Check” Babies in London Theaters London. — Parking facilities with with attendants for babies and per ambulators have been arranged for at a new cinema in Edmonton, a London borough. Mothers who cheek their youngsters may lie summoned from the theater, in event of an emergency, within a minute or so by the number of their baby cheek being flashed on the screen during the film performance. Sidney L. liernstein, proprietor of the new Edmonton movie house, says the scheme has worked so successfully that the idea is to be adopted in the string of ten cinemas which lie con trols. Faithful Mongrel Finds His Way, 45 Miles, Home Milwaukee.—Mickey is only a fou. year-old mongrel dog, but under his yellow coat beats a heart whose life is loyalty to his master, William Ilose .Ir., eight. Two weeks ago Mr. and Mrs. Hose and William went to Wa tertown, Wis., taking Mickey with them. Leaving him tiiere with friends, they returned to their home here and thought they were rid of the mongrel. Hut Mickey® Is back home. The dog found his way, somehow, over the dis tance of 43 miles, which he never be fore had traversed. Black Eyes New Style London, England.—Black eyes are now the style among the smart May fair set. The black eyes are furnished by beauty-parlor experts and not by pugilists. Between $73,000 and $100,000 will be expended in the erection of a Lincoln memorial monument at the eastern entrance of Hudson county park, the land terminus of the Lincoln highway, after crossing the Hudson river. • * * It Is now possible to buy a through ticket and travel all the way from New York to San Francisco on a bal loon-tired motor coach.