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Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - December 21, 1911, Beckley, West Virginia VOLUME THIRTY-TWO BECKLEY, RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, DECEMBER 21, 1911 NUMBER 40 DECEMBER TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT Will Probably Adjourn About Friday Afternoon TERM WAS A LONG- ONE Unusually Large Number of Import- ant Cases Set For Trial, and Ad- journment Will Be Welcomed By the Court Officials, Jurors and Attor- neys' as Well as Litigants. Considerable progress has been in the circuit court during the past week in the disposition of cases set for hearing at the December term, an- the probability is that final adjourn- ment will be taken Friday in time to permit those whose business with 'the court has kept them here since the opening of the term to return to their homes in time to make their usual hol- iday preparations. Following is a sum- -tnary of the cases determined since the last weeks report: The trespass case of Fred Noce v. Mike Tassitino was dismissed upon the agreement of the principals. The trespass case of Moses .Christo- pher v. C. 0. Ky. was continued to the next term of court. In the case of 0. L. Mann v. Virgin- ian Ry., the defendant's demurrer was ordered to be made a part of the ree ord. In the appeal case of C. H. Lilly v. J. A. Lilly, a verdict of and costs was rendered in favor of the plaintiff. Bettie D. Campbell was given a ver- dict for with interest and costs against E. M. Lorraine and T. K. Laing. 1 .A verdict for and costs was awarded the plaintiff in the case of Kenova Lumber Supply Co. v. J. Levi Cook and W. E. Osborne. Pistol licenses were issued to A. B. James Stirrat. In the suits for debt of the Raleigh 'County Bank v. J. Levi Cook and C. V. Cottle, J. Levi Cook and W. H. Riffe and J. Levi Cook and J. E. Grouse, set- tlement was effected upon payment of the claims and costs by J. Levi Cook. A verdict for was renderec in favor of the plaintiff in the appeal case of Newberry Shoe Co. v. L. A. Fo- described in former decree, Joe L. Smith, the purchaser was released from all liability, another decree of sale was entered. Mary A. Harrington v. Peter Har- rington, et al, special commissioner's private sale of property iu Atkins- ville, confirmed. Mamie Florence Higgins v. William Jackson Higgins, divorce decree en- tered. American Column Lumber Co. v. Pauley Wiggleton, referred to Com- misisoner, M. C. Brackman. J. H. Worley, C. C. Meadows, C. Lester, W. P. Tolley and L. H. Clark were appointed trustees of the M. E. Church, 'South, al Marshes. W. W. McCreery v. W. D. Johnson, commissioner's report confirmed, and a clear title given to Johnson. Margaret Galloway v. G. W. Davis, special commissioner's report of saie confirmed. J. S. Sweeney v. P. B. Davis, injunc- tion dissolved. A. C. Godbey v. M. L. Godbey, et al, decree of partition entered. The damage suit of Peter Gangas v. Four States Coal Co., for injuries sustained in their mines at Dorotiiy. was settled by the defendant's agree- ment to pay him State v. J. T. and J. W. McCreery, verdict for plaintiff for unpaid taxes and costs. M. Fitzpatrick v. Jas. W. Dillon, re- ferred to- Commissioner George W Williams. REPUBLICANS SAW THE HANDWRITING Came In at Last Moment in Support of Pension Bill TAFT MAY VETO MEASURE Which Affects Thousands of Old Sol- Leaders in a Squabble Over Appointments of Postmasters State's Prominent Democrats in the National Capital. CONGRESSIONAL CIVILITIES Exchanged Between Members Mann and Sissiou Saturday. ley. A verdict in favor of the plaintiff -was rendered in the case of the Pem- berton Coal Coke Co. v. A. B. Max- well, an action for trespass. The costs will be paid by the plaintiff. In the assumpsit case of John Ewing v. A. J. Biggs, F. C. Biggs and W. T. Quesenberry, a verdict for was returned in favor of the plaintiff. Seymour Davis was sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution and pay to the county court for the main- tenance of the illegitimate child of Au- die Bailey. In the damage suit of 0. L. Mann v. Virginian Railway, the jury returned a verdict of in favor of the plain- tiff, and the defendant served notice of appeal to the supreme court. A verdict for in favor of the plaintiff was rendered in the case of the Charleston Milling Produce Co. v. L. E. Mankin, on appeal from de- cision of justice. The costs were divid- ed. In the case of J. E. Thompson v. J. G. Lipford, in assumpsit, an agreement was reached and the ease dismissed upon the payment of the costs by the plaintiff. In the condemnation proceedings of the Raleigh Southwestern Ry., v. A. B. Maxwell at al, upon petition of the. Gulf Coal Co., further proceedings is-said suit were ordered to be1 taken under the style of the South- western Ry. Co. v. A. B. Maxwell and the Gulf Coal Co. Divorces were granted in the cases of Grover Hallaway v. Lettie Halla- way and Helen Faulkner v. Frew Faulkner. Upon petition of M. F. Matheny, guardian of Shelia and Merritt Cook, E. Clyde Scott was appointed guardi- an ad litem. In the case of G. W. Tolley v. A. G. Martin, asking for the appointment of riew trustee on account of E. 0. Phle- removal, J. Q. Hutchinsofi'was appointed. The case of J.. M. Masscy v. A. D. McClung, ct al, trustee of the Sylvia Baptist church, suing for debt, was re- ferred to M. C. Brackman, commis- sioner in chancery, for report at'next term. J. H. Dunn v. S. H. Snuffer, settled by agreement. A report of the special commission- cry sale was filed in the case of the Kanawha Shoe Co., v. H. Hutchin- but as property was incorrectly Representative Mann, the leader of tiie republican minority in the House and representative Sission, of Mississ- ippi, engaged in a clash of words on the floor of the house Saturday after- noon and only the timely interference of friends prevented them from com- ing to blows. It was during the con- sideration of an offer of a million dol- lars made by a curio syndicate for the rear bulkhead of the ill-fated battle- ship Maine that the difficulty occur- red. Representative Sission was in fa- vor of accepting the offer for the re- mains of the battleship. Representa- tive Mann, who was opposed to ac- ceptance of the motion said. "Why not sell the bones of the dead seamen to the curio Sission was on his feet in an instant and said to Mann "Only the rules of the house protect you in making that remark." Mann quickly retorted that the gentleman need not let the rules interfere in any way. Friends of the two representa- tives then intervened and quieted the pair. The offer for the purchase of the bulkhead of the batleship was reject- ed by a decisive vole while a quarter of a million dollars was appropriated to complete the raising of the battle- ship. The curio dealers who made the of- fer proposed to exhibit the wreck of the battleship throughout the country. INJURIES MAY PROVE FATAL From Geo. W. Summers Washington, D. C., Dec. democratic party has been placed in a new light before the old soldiers of the country by reason of the passage ot the Sherwood pension bill, which is strictly a democratic measure having been opposed by the republicans up to the last moment when a few of them voted for it because it was the only measure they saw any possibility of passing. The democratic congress- men from West Virginia all took an active part in the passage of this bill. Congressman Hamilton as a member of the committee on invalid pensions assisted in the preparation of the bill, voted for it in the committee and made a speech favoring it upon the floor of the house. Congresmen Brown and Littlepage also spoke in behalf of the bill in the house and the votes of all four democrats fi-om West Virginia were recorded for the bill. Thousands of old soldiers will be affected by this bill if it passes the senate as it is ex- FOR ADEQUATE FIRE PROTECTION Methods Were Discussed at Meeting Monday Night A COMMITTEE APPOINTED To Investigate and Report to .the City Council a Plan For Providing Mon- ey With Which to Secure Necessary Equipment to Insure Bettor Protec- tion to conduct the services in the Christian Church at Charleston on Sunday of next week, the last Sunday in the year. By a peculiar coincidence Prof. McDiarmid preached the first sermon delivered to this congregation in 1911, so that he will officiate at the closing service of the year, as he has already oiliciated at the opening: one in this church. lion From Fire. pected to and receive pensions Condition of Sheriff John Ball, of Wy- oming County, Reported Serious With but a limited time left in which effect that Sheriff John Ball, of Wy- oming county, who was seriously in- jured by an explosion of chemicals at his home some days ago, is in a crili- ean condition. It was thought at first that the sight of one of his eyes could be saved but later developments ren- dered the removal of both eyes neces- sary in order to save his life, and now it is doubtful if even this will save his life. Sheriff Ball has numerous friends in this county who will learn of his critical condition with deep re- gret. A Former Pastor The Register is in receipt of a let- ter from Rev. A. M. Martin, formerly pastfjr of the M. E. church, South, of Beckley, in which he states that he is now pastor of the church at Sweet- water, Texas, the second church in im- portance in the Northwest Texas Con- ference, and which acided 24 members to its already large membership dur- ing the first month of his pastorate. Rev. Martin's congregation has about completed the foundation for a new church, which will cost will have a seating capactiy of from to which they have hitherto unable to get or increases in their ex- isting pensions. It is learned that there is a possibility of President Taft vetoing the bill. That is something over which the democrats have no con- trol. They have done their part in passing the bill. Another row in the republican party in West Virginia has devloped in re- gard to the postmastership at Pied- mont. G. C. Goshorn is the present postmaster, but his term has expired and he is seeking reappointment. Hav- ing been a supporter of Congressman Sturgiss as against the state machine the later organization is now unfriend- ly to Mr. Goshorn, and former Senator Scott who has charge of the patronage distribution is said to be supporting Forsythe Harrison for the place. Harrison is an old soldier and fully identified with the organization. But Mr. Goshorn is the father-in- law of state senator Hood, who is one of the holdover senators, and will have a vote in the election of the next U. S. Senator. Davis Elkins, who is expec- ted to be the republican caucus nomi- nee for senator, has been appealed to and very naturally he desires to be of assistance to the hold over senator. With Scott oposing Goshorn and Da- vis Eikins using his influence in his behalf the poor old state machine does seem to be about to slip another cog. Postoffices continue to cause trouble for the republican machine in West Virginia. The reappointment of John 0. Huey as postmaster at Mannington, was recommended by former Senator Scott and state chairman Highland, and the nomination was sent to the senate by the president. Opposition by republicans has developed and at their request confirmation of Mr. Huey has been postponed with the expectation that charges will be preferred against Comparatively few of those who would naturally have been supposed to take an interest in the matter were in attendance at the public meeting call- ed by Mayor Wickham to be held in the court house on Monday night for the purpose of discussing ways aim means for providing better fire equip- ment for the protection of the proper- ty of the taxpayers of the city from damage or total loss. After Mr. Wickham had been chosen as permanent chairman of the meet- ing, remarks bearing on the subject under consideration were made by Messrs. T. E. Bibb, W. L. Foster, Dr. J. A. Campbell, Wesley Wilkss, E. L. Ellison and others, in which the ma- jority of the speakers favored trie lay- ing of a special levy for the purpose of providing necessary funds for the purchase of sufficient equipment to es- tablish three additional hose houses, one in East Beckley, Beckley and one in the "20 Years in Sing Sing" This great feature film feet long will be shown at the Carter opera house on Tuesday evening Dec. 20. This is one of the most sensational pic- tures that has ever been before tho public and should be seen by every o in Beckley and surrounding towns. The admission will be 10 and 20 cents. First s'howw will start at p. in. PURCHASERS OF HOLIDAY GIFTS Will Profit By Reading Ad, vertisements in Register MERCHANTS OFFER one in North West End. It was estimated that based on the pres- ent assessment, the special levy nec- essary to provide this fund wonlc amount to less than a dollar on at least 75 per cent of the taxpayers of this city, the heaviest portion of the payment coming from the extensive properly owners, who will naturally received the largest benefit in a way of protection from the improved facil- ities. Some of the speakers favored a boml issue, but the majority appeared to be inclined in favor of the special levy as the quivkest way to reach the desir- ed result. A committee, consisting of Messrs. Wesley Wilkes, T. K. Bibb and E. L. Ellison, -.was appointed to interview the citizens and to formulate a plan for submission to the council at Its next meeting if posible, for action by that body. The matter of the promiscuous use of fireworks was also brought up In- formally and Mayor Wickham and the chief of police were requested to see that the ordinance prohibiting the use of fireworks in such manner as to en- danger property be strictly enforced during the holiday season. This completing the business that was brought before the meeting, the body adjourned subject to call. Will Move to Columbus Harvey C. Derne, who has been the resident superintendent for the Ritter Lumber Co., for several years, has been promoted to the superintcndcncy of the Columbus division, and will re- move his family to that city about the first of the year. He will be succeed- ed here by Mr. Pryor, of Maben. Line of Attractive and Appropriate Goods From Which Make Selec- fions For Holiday Giving, Equal to These to he Found Anywhere, and at Reasonable Prices. Favors Canteen Major-General Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the army, favors the resto- ration of the canteen to army posts. He declares in his annual report that the consensus of opinion in the army is that the canteen should be rc-esla'o- lished. LIST OF JURORS Who Have Been Drawn to Serve at the January Term of Criminal-Court The following grand and petit jurors have been drawn by the jury commis- sioners John Williams and Walter Cook to serve for the January term of the criminal court for Raleigh coun- ty. The grand jurors will be required to attend on Monday, January 8, and the petit jurors on Monday, January 15: Grand Jurors S. W. Farley, James W. Cole, Lur- :dn Gunter, George A. Kidd, John Hai- ley, S. B. Hall, Henry Massey, George Snuffer, W. H. Hurst, Lewis Hunter, W. R. Canaday, W. P. Tolley, J. T. Moles, M. S. Lilly, E. A. Plumley, Ru- fus Palmer. Petit Jurors. Vaudeville Coming to the Opera House Manager Clemans has made arangc- ments for a first clas vaudeville at- traction at the opera house for Friday and Saturday nighta of this week and Mon.'ay of next week, Christmas day, with missing in Itaptist Services There will be the usual services at the First Baptist Church Sunday. The pastor's theme for the morning will be, "The Birth of and for the evening, "The song of the Angels." The Woman's Mission Circle will meet on Thursday afternoon at o'clock at the home of Mrs. B. C. Sni- dow. The Sunbeam Society will meet al Sunday afternoon at 3 R. H. Bragg, Bur) Williams, Harvey Stover, Bob Williams, A. W. Webb, W. H. Bragg, Linus Williams, Jno. A. Evans, Otis Warden, Calvin Sarratt, J. W. Meadows, Samuel A. Rob- ert McClure, F. C. Farley, Henry War- den, John Meador, Milton Stover, Geo. Stover, W. P. Wykle, 'John N. Hoye, John Tolliver, C. M. Fink, James Ac- ord, S. P. Gray, James Daniel, John Williams, Clifford Hunter, Jerry Dan- iel, John R. Griffith, Milton Shumate. Charley Trail, V. M. Meadows, S. Henderson, John "Flint" Toney, Lee Stover, Obe Tabor, Frank Godbey, Van Hunter, Hess Lively, Jacob Palmer, Joseph Tyree, Walter Bailey, ISee Cook, Stephen Williams, Joseph Kea- ton, John L. Jarrel, Griff Jarrel, Amos Bailey. the church o'clock. The Christmas entertainment will be held at the church on Tuesday ev- ening, December 2Gth at p. m. The public is cordially invited to be Officers Elected At a slated comunication of Beck- ley Lodge No. 95, A. F. and A. M., held on the 15th inst., the following officers were elected and appointed for the ensuing Masonic year: Worshipful Master, E. W. McDiar- mid. Senior Warden, J. Q. Hutchinson. Junior Warden, M. E. Orndorff. Treasurer, J. W. McCreery. Secretary, M. C. Brackman. Senior Deacon, Hal M. Scott. Junior Deacon, J. B. Shrewsbury. Senior Steward, II. H. Harwood. Junior Steward, K. R. Callaway. Tyler, E. E. Hendrickson. CHARLESTON WOMAN Taken From C. 0. Train in Ken- tucky Violently Insune Will Erect New Residence J. B. Thomas has let the contract for the erection of an eight room res- idence on Third avenue to Messrs. Meadows Lilly. The new building will be quite an addition to the num- ber of handsome homos already con- structed on that street. Will Preach in Charleston Prof, E. W. McDIavmid, of the Beck- Icy Institute, has accepted an invita- Becoming violently insane on a C. 0. train at Maysville, Ky., last Sat- urday morning, Miss Blanche Mead- ows, believed to be the daughter or William Meadows of Charleston, W. Va., was removed from the train. She cannot talk coherently and yill be held until her people in West Virginia can be located. She was traveling from Cincinnati to Vanceburg, Ky., and while in Cincinnati was taken into cus- tody by the authorities, but later was turned over to a stranger who said that he knew her and would take her to Vanceburg. The stranger has dis- appeared. Her suit case is marked "Blanche Meadows, Charleston, Va." She is a beautiful young wo- man about twenty-five years of age and is stylishly dressed. With but a limited tinieleft in which to make the nccesary holiday purchas- es the Register desires to call attention to the fact that the advertisers in its columns are ready to supply not only all the necessaries incident to this par- ticular season but its luxuries as well, and in purchasing from any one of them, you satisfy yourself because you see exactly what you are getting before you get it, and you know that ir -it-should-prove-to be unsatferaciory after the purchase is made, the Irou- ble will be righted by mutual agree- ment, which would not be the case were you to send your money away for something pictured or described in a mail order catalogue. Another item to be taken into con- sideralion is the fact the money you spend witli the home merchant re- mains in your home town, is distribu- ted into the channels of other lines of endeavor, and eventually comes back to the starting point, while the money spent out of town goes either into the out of ttfwn fellow's pocket or into the pockets of the business men in his either event, none of it ever comes back to help pay for pub- lic improvements or to assist in lower- ing your individual taxes in the city of Beckley or the county of Raleigh. Occasionally we hear the argument advanced that the home merchant does not handle the goods advertised in the mail order catalogues. As a rule he docs not. If he did, he would render himself liable to arrest for running a confidence game and deliberately swin- his patrons. The mail order man can run a game a< that kind with impunity, because he can catch a bunch of suckers and locate in a new place under a new name before the de- liberative processes of the law can overtake him. But with the home merchant it is different. You know where to lay your hands on him should there be any difference between you. His interests and yours in the commu- nity are identical; he bears his burden of the cost of supporting the local government, pays more than the av- erage per capita in the cost of all the public improvements, is the first man called upon to contribute for charita- ble purposes, and keeps the money that you pay him for your purchases in circulation among our own people. And with all this, when everylhing is taken into consideration, he is ready to offer you better bargains than you can posibly get from the stranger be- yond your gates who is waiting for an opportunity to take you in. The moral of all which is that an excellent way to create prosperity at home is to spend your money at home with home people who will in turn spend their money with you. The in- fallible rule for creating a dead com- munity is to do your purchasing some- where else, meantime finding fault with your home merchants for their lack of progressive spirit. Officiated at Two Marriages Prof. E. W. McDiarmid officiated at two marriages last week, the first he- ing that of Lotus Pennington and Car- rie Kcatley, the ceremony being per- formed in the dormitory at the Beck- ley Institute on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and the second, Tennyson Hatfield an.. Charlotte Hunter, on Friday, Decem- ber 15, in the office of the clerk of the county court. Past Trains Dispute Right of Way Ten passengers arc dead and a num- ber of others seriously injured as the result of the attempt of two fasttrains to pass each other on the same track on the Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul railroad near Odessa, Minn., last Sun- day. Splendid Showing The exhibit made and program ren- dered by the pupils of the different de- partments of the Beckley Institute at he entertainments given during the closing days of the fall term, surpass- ed anything that could have been ex- pected by any of the friends and pa- trons of that instilution. The programs rendered by the dif- ferent grades were excellent and the exhibits were magnificent. The exhibits of wood work, consist- ng of furniture, etc, made by the boys of the manual training class surpas- sed anything seen in Beckley hereto- fore and this as well as the excellent drawing and stencil work by the girls of the different grades spoke much for the instructors in the several grades. Those who were so fortunate as to be present at the exhibit with one ac- were loud in their praise of the excellent showing made by the pupils and all will testify to the worth of the school, and the many benefits Buckley deriving from that institution. A card from Hon. I. C. Prinze states that he arrived in Los Angeles on De- cember 16, the climatic conditions arc delightful, the supply of eastern apitalisU and the fishing excel- lent.
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