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2 - Hinton News Tues. Sept.25, 2012 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper i 1 I Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call Tools For Rent! (30.4) 460-0005 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to theaddress below and we will bill you for your 52 weel( subscription. Name '. Address (please print) City State Zip.__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 .J Letter to the Editor Concert a Delight Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Hinton Area Foundation" and the Montclair String Quartet for the delightful concert which was presented in Hinton this afternoon [Sunday, Sept. 161. I had never heard this particular type of music performed at the Ritz Theatre. It was wonderful to hear the sound these talented musicians produced with their inspirational and informative program. Thanks also to Ken Allman for providing the beautifully restored theatre and also for the acoustical excellence he has been able to achieve at the Ritz. It was a delightful afternoon in our historical district. Thanks again to all those involved in providing this fre PETS and leave a message. A $5 donation will get you the card that comes already loaded with $5 on it. If you have a card tucked away somewhere, find it and please start using it. I thank you. The dogs and cats of Summers County also thank you. Sincerely, Cheryl Miller, President ACWP Summers County Letter to the Editor To Friends of Willow Wood Dear Editor: On behalf of Hinton Elks Lodge #821 and Willow Wood Country Club we want to thank everyone who participated in the Second Annual Willow Wood Fall Classic which is "in Memory of Billy Joe "Bill" Comer" and all our friends who enjoyed the Italian Feast. The financial success of this project will definitely help in providing funds for the Golf Course Maintenance Fund. Remember, the improvementswill 7 ' conce/ to the public. Dola;t diiss the, allow us to have a much improved : Montclaire Strilg Qtarget thriext: '. gblf bkise for the Summers High :L .... time they appear in our area. School and Summers County Middle With sincere gratitude. Dwight Emrich Hinton Letter to the Editor Kroger Gift Card Dear Editor: I want people to understand the importance of Kroger in our community. I would like people to know about a great program that Kroger has developed which puts money back into our community. It is a gift card program that directly impacts how our very own Summers County Humane Society operates. It ;is not a credit card and does not cost anything to use. It is only for non-profit organizations. ACWP receives 5% of all money you spend when using the Kroger Gift Card. It is a gift from Kroger. It is so easy. Just 'load' your card up at the beginning of each month, end of each month, twice a month, it really doesn't matter. I put $200 on my card each time. ACWP gets $10 automatically. The cashier will even tell you how much is left on the card. Now do the math, John Vuolo has given out over 200 cards. In theory most families spend $100 a week on groceries, dog and cat food, personal items and gas. That is $5,200 a year. If all 200 people used their gift cards ACWP would receive an average of $52,000 a year from Kroger. That would be enough money to spay/neuter/save more dogs and cats in Summer County then we could possibly imagine. Right now we receive approximately $200 a month from Kroger which means that only 10-15 people use their card on a regular basis. To acquire a Kroger Gift Card please go to for information or call 1-855-WV4- School Golf Teams, Dickie Noel Scholarship Classic, William L. Garten Scholarship Tournament, Hinton Elks Scholarship Tournament, and fundraisers for organizations such as The Summers County Library. The winners of the Tournament were: First Place Team- Lee Roy Farley, Darrell Mann, David Sturgill, Vicld Sturgill; Second place Team- David Mann, Jimmy Fox, Daryl "Hot Shot" Nelson, J. D. Tilghman; Third Place Team - Steve Comer, Dickie Gunnoe, Randy Rhodes, 2 Helton, and Todd Hiler. Closest to the Pin on #4- Donna Scott and closest to the Pin on #9 Donna Scott. WE are most appreciative of all businesses and individuals who sponsored signs for holes for the Tournament. Yours in Community Service, The Will Wood Fall Classic Committee Hinton Elk Lodge #821 Letter to the Editor Enjoyed Quartet Dear Editor, Hinton was given a rare treat: Sunday afternoon when the Montclair String Quartet played at the Ritz Theater. The music was classical with diverse roots. Each ;piece was explained before played by the members of the quartet. The audience was engaged by their enthusiasm and opinion's and then enthralled by their performance. Thanks so much to the Hinton Area Foundation. The First Community Bank and First Century Bank for sponsoring this performance. Torula Chanlett- Avery Hinton THE RICHMOND AND ALLEGHENY RAILROAD A murder 100 years ago Part 3 of 3 parts Captain Goodman replied to the charges made by Colonel Parsons under date June 26, 1894 just three days before the fatal encounter and was made a part of the record of the first trial. "Dear Sir: Yours enclosing communication concerning myself addressed to Mr. George W. Stevens, as Superintendent, was safely delivered. I am astonished at the cruelly malignant assault made upon my honor as a man and upon my character as a husband by the depraved author of that communication. It seems to be assumed by Mr. Stevens that the author of this libel is H. C. Parsons, and in making now an explanation of its contents, which my superior officers have a right to demand. I refrain from characterizing, as it deserve, the falseness of the attack made upon me by an enemy whose hostility I seem to have incurred solely by a rigid adherence to my duty in the service of this company. "The statements in the unsigned communication are utterly false and without any foundation except such as may be found in a malice that has no regard for the truth and justice. "I have not the least knowledge of who are the parties referred to as the "Richmond Banker," and the "gentleman from San Francisco," and I do not believe the statement that complaint was ever made by any such persons. "The dirty charge concerning myself and a woman on the train between Richmond and Lynchburg is absolutely false. "The statement concerning what was "reported by a servant," is simply false. No such incident ever occurred and the writer of the unsigned communication either made a wilfully false statement or has been in the company of unreliabqe ser#ns:" " "The statement that I have tried to induce the wife of the Station Agent at Salt Petre Cave to take a trip with me is utterly false. I had some trouble once arising from my having put off the train a woman from near Salt Petre Cave, who I learned was not of good character. Some rumor of this may have reached my assistant, but it was a grossly dishonorable act in him to make such a statement, without at least having ascertained the truth Notice CFM MEETING The Campbell-Flannagan- Murrell House Museum Board of Trustees meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the house museum located at 422 Summers St., Hinton. All meetings are open to the public and all CFM members (card holders) are urged to ttend. which he might have done from the station agent himself. "The difficulty alluded to by me was within the knowledge of Mr. Carlisle [Superintendent] at Clifton Forge. Mr. D. B. Gabbert, road master, and the station agent at Salt Petre Cave will testify to the falsity of the libellous statements concerning myself. "I have never been dismissed from the R. & D. road, and am not in the habit of boasting about anything. "Any assistance that I can render /further in the matter, I will most cheerfully do, and will willingly stand any investigation should you deem such necessary - Yours truly - T. A. Goodman." On the evening of June 28, 1894 Capt. Goodman arrived in Clifton Forge off his run, No. 9 and spent the night in his room at Gladys Inn scheduled to go out on No. 10 at 8:30 next morning. As was his habit, he put his 38 calibre hand gun under his pillow and when he dressed next morning put the gun in his trousers pocket. His grip containing the troublesome letter, among other things, was left in the reading room at 7:00 a.m. He went from there to the dining room for breakfast. While waiting to be served he observed Colonel Parsons walking around in the lobby. Col. Parsons had just arrived from Washington, D.C. on the morning train after a ten day stay and was en route his home at Natural Bridge. Capt. Goodman left his breakfast table and went to the reading room to retrieve the letter so he could confront Col. Parsons. During the confrontation, Col. Parsons made a move with his hand to his pocket wherein Captain Goodman drew his gun and fired point blank killing Col. Parsons almost immediately, he dying before he could be removed to the hospital. Capt. Goodman immediately gave himself up to law authorities and was incarcerated in the county jail the exceptions, a new trial was allowed. The second trial was moved to Charlottesville, VA., scheduled to begin March 5, 1895. Albemarle County Prosecuting Attorney Micajah Woods was in charge of the prosecution assisted by W. E. Craig and W. E.Allen. Captain Goodman retained his counsel that represented him at the first trial. They vigorously defended Goodman in every charge and the Judge heard from all the witnesses called. The prosecution was woefully short presenting their case. The second trial ended March 15, 1895. At 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning March 16. Suspense reached its peak as the jury returned and filed into their box. After formal opening of the court, clerk Burnley arose and asked the jury if it had agreed upon a verdict. The foreman nodded assent and handed the clerk the papers which the clerk then read: "We the jury find the prisoner, Thomas A. Goodman, not guilty." Captain Goodman's family was with him from beginning to the end and as he and his wife embraced each other, both openly wept. A full room of spectators applauded the verdict as Captain Goodman found himself a free man at last. Following the second trial when Goodman was set free some newspaper editors questioned whether justice had been done because Parsons had been a Northerner and an officer on the Northern side during the War Between the States. The Clifton Forge review took strong exception to such editorials and angrily stated that one had only to look at the high characters of the judge, the attorneys, and the jury, to see how ridiculous the charge was. The Review also said a man's reputation was his most precious possession and should be defended at all costs. Judge Moore, who failed to allow the ten bills of exception was a Covington, VA., charged with first.: George K. AndSrSotone degree murder. Tl:aI :in the case., pf Good_roans atlfatndys,.Wlle he begin' Wednesday, August 8, 189.,:ran: :for, reeiecti,at, to a ,term Judge C. F. Moore on the bench. Goodman was represented by Attorneys Beverly T. Crump of Richmond, R. L. Parrish of Covington and George K. Anderson of Clifton Forge. He was prosecuted by William E. Allen, Commonwealth's Attorney of Covington assisted by Attorney William E. Craig of Staunton. Capt. Goodman plead not guilty. The trial consumed ten days during which defense attorneys took ten bills of exception that were not allowed by Judge Moore. The jury was out a very short time and returned with a verdict of second degree murder with a sentence of 18 years in the penitentiary. Circuit Judge McLaughlin of Lexington, VA., was asked to review the bills of exception and finding the lower court had erred in not allowing Mann & Nature by Perry Mann Perry will be present and available to autograph any book purchased A Limited Number of this Acclaimed Publication will be Available during Railroad Days Oct. 20 and 27 from 1 to 3 at Otter & Oak Art Ga[[er 8, Genera[ Store OZ 2..ncl Ave Hinton, WV Fall Festival Oak Grove United Methodist Church Ballengee, West Virginia Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 Apple Butter making begins at 7:00 a.m. Lunch Will Be Served Variety of dried beans, hotdogs with all the trimmings, salads, desserts, drinks Yard Sale I Jam & Jelly / Craft Sale beginning early 1895 and prior to the second trial at Charlottesville. (Information from The Mountain Herald and Clifton Forge Review.) HEALTH SCREENIN( Women's Health Screenings available. Attention: Womert ages 25-64. 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