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Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - July 25, 1912, Beckley, West Virginia ,'Ct, fltf Volume 33 BECKLEY, RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, JULY'S 1912? B. ELLIfln TOLBERT Succeeding M. C. Brackman Who Resigned Some Weeks Ago. As Well j's a Number of Citizens, Who Presented to the Council Vari- ous Views on Various Matters- Street Affairs Consume Much Time Remove Slaughter House. midsummer clearance sale, which will open on Thursday, morning of this week. The midsummer sales of this establishment have for years been looked forward to with pleasant antic- ipation by the ladies of Beckley and the county, am! the one advertised to- day is exceptional only in that a great- er variety is offered this year than has been the case on any previous oc- casion, giving purchasers a wider range of choice and an opportunity to secure better bargains. Number 18 The city council met in regular ses- sion on Monday night, the mayor, re- corder and all members of the council being present. After the routine bus- iness had been disposed of, the ques- tion of filling the vacancy cerated by the resignation of M. o. Srackman was taken up and B.. Elliott Tolbert elected to fill' the' unexpired term. Messrs. Wingate McGhee report- ed through Ashton File, their attor- ney, that the street work was being delayed, and asked the council to come to their aid in facilitating the work. This opened a discussion participated in by Attorneys File, J. D. McGinnis, J. W. McCreery, City Solicitor Patter- son and City Engineer Scott, which developed the fact that the trouble on South Kanawha street is due to the inability of the property owners inter- ested to agree upon the manner in which the improvements, which they .all appear ti desire, shall be made. is probable that unless the property owners on that section of Kanawha street can reach some agreement, the work of improving that street may have to be abandoned for the present. Phillips Peck were given five days in which to remove their slaughter house in North Beekiey, which has been condemned as a public nuisance. Will Move to Heber Street The Beckley Hardware and Supply Co., which is now occupying the room in the Raleigh County Bank building will occupy the. new Burgess building on Heber street, as soon as the work of'eonstruction is completed. The lo- cation is an excellent one, and the building is being constructed espec- ially for the purpose for which it is to be used, so that it will be equipped with every faciltiy for the expeditious transaction of business. Of the Democrats of the Seventh State Senato- rial District By West Virginians Who are Located at the Nat- ional Capital ing it-from a foot'depth to nine feet so as to conform'to-the'present-- depth of the Ohio river. Through the, attention of the West Virginia sena- tors and congressmen 'provision is made in this bill for work of some kind on practically every river in West Vir- To the Entire Ticket, and Gives As- surance of a Sweeping Victory For the Democrats in the General Elec- tion in Clean, Abie, Progressive, Popular Citizen. Twelve Pages This Week The Register this week is compell- ed to issue twelve pages in order to accommodate the demands of adver- tisers for space without encroaching too heavily on the rights of our read- ers. This is a gratifying testimonial of the value placed upon the Register as an advertising medium by those who have used its columns regularly for that purpose. A permit was granted to T. H. Wickham to install in the sidewalk in front of his new building on Neville ..street, a gasoline.outfit similar to the one recently installed by the Raleigh Hardware Co. A permit was. granted for the oper- ation of a moving picture show in the Jamison building in Sly via, subject to the requirements of the Underwriters Association. W. H. Rardin applied for a permit to construct a frame building to be used for restaurant purposes, at the city depot. The application was laid over. The committee appointed to make settlement with former treasurer Joh Q. Hutchinson reported that they had not yet been able to complete their re- port, but would take it up and endeav- or to complete it without further de- lay. Dearing's Cash Store In this issue of the Register will be found an advertisement of a few of the special bargains offered for a few days, commencing this week, at Dear- ing's cash store, an establishment which has an established reputation for offering bargains the year around, so that when it offers special bargains, it may be taken for granted that the prices, as well as the goods, will be attractive. Raleigh county was signally honT ored by the democratic senatorial con- vention for the seventh district, at Princeton last when that body, composed of delegates from the counties of Mercer, Monroe, Raieigh and Summers nominated Hon. I. .0. Prince as the democratic candidate to represent the district in the state sen- ate which is to convene next January. The convention met upon the arrival of the train bearing the Haleigh dele- gation, which was accompanied-by the Citizens Concert Band, of Beckley, and which was the largest delegation pres- ent from any county. In the absence of the committee chairman, D. M. Easley, the conven- tion was called to order by committee secretary John Key, who called to the chair as temporary presiding ofiicei Johnston, of the Monroe W.atcli- mtlL with J. R. Henry, of Mercer county, as temporary secretary. Mr. Johnson on taking the chair address __._. i Hi _ Confronts the Republicans in This .State Whose Presidential Electors Will Be Under No Obligation to Vote for any Particular Candidate Deepen Kanawha River. delivi along di much applaO s, which met with the audience. The temporary organization was made per- Wasri't Clark Wiley. The Register last week stated that Clark; Wiley had been arrested for. cre- ating a disturbance at Mabscott. As a matter of fact, the- offender was Claude and the error-arcs through the similarity of names though no one knowing them not! would think for a moment of charging the actions of Claudge against Clark who is known as one of the best anc most highly respected citzens of the community. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS In Examination for Mine Foremen and Fire Bosses at Mt. Hope A number of other matters of minor importance were disposed of, the coun- cil adjourning shortly after eleven o'clock; Mrs. M. C. Brackman was the less last Friday afternoon of a num- ber of little girls, the reception being tfivn in honor of little Miss Will'f Scott. G. P._Taylor, of Wickham, paid the Register, a pleasant call while in the city on Wednesday. Mrs.: Susan Williams, of Prosperity, is visiting relatives in the .city this week. C. H. Weedon is here from Detroit spending a few days with friends in his former home. J. L. Rulhven returned on Saturday from Baltimore, where he had been for three weeks undergoing the Pas- teur treatment. Miss Emma Woodman left on Fri- day for Chautauqua, N. Y., where she will remain until the opening of the fall term of Columbia University, which she will attend. Miss Wood- man has been for some time connected with the Bcckley Instiute in' the ca- pacity of teacher of manual training, and will be missed by her many friends in Beckley. Camping Party to Greenbrier Mr. and Mrs. James K. Laing will chaperone a camping party which ex- pects to leave the city next Monday The following list of successful ap- plicants in the examination held at Mt, Hope on July 17 and 18 is fur- nished to the Register by Chief Mine Inspector John Laing: First A. Dilts, Ath- ens; Dennis J. Mackey, Sun; Robert Thewilo, Eccles; J. T. Bishop, Eccles; William Cope, Sun; Thomas Howe, Scarbro; Joseph Sloan, Scarbro; Benj. F. Wilshire, Concho; Alex Bryce, Scarbro; William Pilkington, Carlisle; George Mordue, Rush Run; Frank Selbe, Elkridge; Lewis Horns'oy, Elk- ridge; John Dugan, Sun; M. D. Mid- ifferi Raleigh; Sam Frye, Scarbro; W. D. Roberts, Macdonald. Second C. Wiseman, Dim- mock; Charles R. Turner, Kingston; J. W. Peters, Lawton; Frank Mc- Clain, Riley; John J. McLnughiin, Winona; S. V. Fork; M. B Brown, Minden; H. H. O'Neal, Kil- syth; Robert Longstoff, Dorothy; William Hornsby, Fayetteville; B. F. Wristen, Wingrove; Moaest Deposter, Marling; W. M. Hammond, Macdon- manent. On motion' of D. E. French all the committees except the committee on resolutions were dispensed with, each county selecting a member of the com- mittee on resolutions as follows: Mer- cer, W. A. French; Raleigh, W. H. Mc- Ginnis; Summers, W. T- J. M. England. While the committee on resolutions was out Senator French moved that the convention proceed to nominate a candidate for the state senate. Mercer yielded to Raleigh and Attorney J. Lewis Bumbgardner, of Beckley, in a highly eulogistic speech nominated Hon. I. C. Prince. There being no other nominations, Hon. B. W. Pendleton moved that Mr. Prince be nominated by acclamation, which motion was seconded by the chairman in a few well chosen remarks commen- datory of Mr. Prince. The vote was raken and Mr. Prince was declared the unanimous choice of the convention. On motion of John Kee each, county selected a member of the new senato- From George W. Summers. Washington, July Virgin- ians in Washington are greatly pleas- ed with the democratic state ticket nominated by the Huntington conven- tion last week. In strong contrast to the republican conventions of this and other years the Huntington convention was entirely unbossed and the nomina- tions were made by the delegates themselves the people who sent them there, without dicta- tion from any person or.persons; No effort was made at any time to control the convention as republican conven- tions have often been controlled and it was a pure case of the people rul- ing and making their own nomination. The progressive idea is that the peo- ple shall rule and in that respect tiie Huntington convention was the most progressive ever held by any party in West Virginia. The people ruled and made their own nominations and the convention .declared for the progress- ive principles for which democracy stands and always has stood. The re- sult of the state convention is that the party is thoroughly united and ready to work in harmony with a spirit ot confidence that the whole .state ticket will be elected and that Woodrow Wil- son, will carry West Virginia by a :arge majority in the November elec- tion. i, President .Taft i Senator Watson was the only mem- ber of the West Virginia delegation in congress who attended the democrat- ic state convention in Huntington last week. Senator Chilton and Congress- man Hamilton were both prevented by illness from being at the convention, while Congressmen Davis, Brown and Littlepage were detained in Washing- ton by important public business. Took Saw From Prisoner Jailor Quince Stover on Tuesday night took from Cal Meadows under life sentence for the murder of his wife, a saw which he had made from a case knife, and with which he had at- tempted on Sunday night to saw his way to freedom. The marks of his work on that night were detected, but it took some time to locate the hiding place of his home made saw. Meadows is held in the jail pending the outcome of his application for a new trial, the prospects for the granting of which will scarcely be improved by his latest escapade. Which Occur- red at Slab Fork Late Friday Night OFFICEW MJ THE BACK Killing His Assailant After Having Received Wounds Which May Prove Making an Arrest When the Trouble Arose at Merry- Go-Hound at Slab Fork. Last Friday night officer :Nat Resa- ler, of the Baldwin-Felts agency, who is also a deputy called upon by the.management of the mer- ry-go-round operating at that place to eject from the- premises a neo-ro named Burton, who had been ndmg the machine, but refused either to pay or get off, and resisted when the offi- cer attempted to place him under ar- Rufus Brammcr Dead Rufus Brammer, a prosperous far- mer residing near Jumping Branch, (lied suddenly last Friday while on his way to his home to dinner from a field where he had been plowing. He was seen to fall from his horse, but expir- ed before aid could reach him. Mr. Brammer was about 65 years of age, and was the father of a large W. A. Brammer, of this place being a son, and Miss Lena until very recently a resident of Beckley, being his daughter. Died From Accident Mrs. Chris MacTaggart received a telegram Monday announcing the death of her father, David Roberts ___T_ t West Virginia are'in a most peculia situation. Mr. Taft was nominated for president upon the regular repub lican ticket and his name will appea at the head of that ticket, in the No vember election. But, the people do not vote for the candidate for presi- dent. They vote for electors who when elected vote directly for president. In West Virginia the candidates for elec- tors on the regular republican ticket are friends of Col. Roosevelt, were nominated in a Roosevelt convention and if elected will vote in the electoral aid; Charles D. Moran, Whipple; W. W. Gill, Kimberly; Allen Hoffer, Mt. Hope; Ed Dover, Macdonald; E. E. Patterson, Prudence; S. A. Barton, Macdonald; Luther Hall, Winding Gulf; Kester L. Fink, Mt. Hope; Rob- ert J. Holmes, Scarbro. rial committee 'as follows: Mercer, D. M. Easley; Raleigh, W. H. File; Summers, A. D. Lilly; Monroe, J. M. England. By this time the committee on res- olutions was ready to report, the res- olutions simply endorsing the national democratic ticket and the state plat- form and pledging the candidate for state senator, if elected, to carry out each platform in so far as it came in his province as a state senator. Sen- ator D E. French was called upon for a speech and responded in a short talk as to the duties of the democrats to get to work. On the conclusion of Senator.French's speech, the conven- tion adjourned sine die. After the adjournment of the con- vention, the newly elected committee met and organized by the election of W. H. File, of Beckley, as chairman and C. V. Cottle, of Beckley, as secre- tary. to go into camp for about two weeks on the Greenbrier river, above Ron- ceverte. In the party, in addition'to Mr. and Mrs. Laing and their children will be Messrs. Walker Jordan, Frank Slack; Don Earwood, Thedford Davis, Misses Mae Baker, Marguerite Jordan, Julia -Beckley, Marie Campbell, Mrs. Owen Davis and probably otharg Receivership Set Aside The appointment of receivers for the New River Company, made by Judge Bennett, of the Fayette'circuit court, has been set aside by the supreme court, and the business of the com- pany will remain in the hands of its regularly constituted officials, for the ENTERPRISING FIRM Comes'Before the Register Readers With Double Page Advertisement time being, at least. Midsummer Sale On the eighth page of the Register today E. M. Co., take the entire page jn listing tome of the bargains which -Will prevail during their annual Closed Purchase On Wednesday of this week the Christian church closed the purchase of the lot on the corner of Fayette end Prince streets from Dr. T. E. Combs, the lot fronts 60 feet on Fay- ette street and runs back on Prince street toward Kanawha 140 feet. The lot will be used the site for a new church and parsonage. It isn't what" a man taken as a chas- er that driven him to drink. In the Register this week Pickus Bros. Underselling Store occupy two entire pages in telling the people of Beckley and adjacent territory of the bargains which will be offered at their establishment at their big sale which will, commence next Friday morning. While this is among the younger of our mercantile establishments it is handling a volume of business which has been gratifying not only to the firm, but to its patrons as well, and that the mammoth sale ad- vertised today will be no exception to those that have gone before in the way of increasing the firm's list of satisfied customers, may be taken for granted. Read the advertisement to- day and come in and inspect the stock tomorrow college for Roosevelt for president. This means that every vote cast for the regular republican ticket headed by Taft is a vote for Roosevelt and not for Taft. There seems to be no way by which the Taft people can gel Taft electors on their ticket and there seems no possibility of getting a sin- gle electoral vote out of the state for Taft in any way. There is nothing to bind the candidates for electors to vote for any person for president ex- their moral obligations and if thy Taft candidates for electors should also be nominated by the Roosevelt seople for electors and if they should be elected there would not even be a moral obligation upon them to vote for Taft. Apparently the only way in which occurred at his home in N. J., .on Sunday night, as the result of an accident; the which was not stated, which he sustained on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. MacTaggart left for Orange on Tuesday to attend the funeral, which is set for Wedne.v day. Mrs. MacTaggart's wide circle of friends here sincerely sympathize with her in her sudden bereavement. rest During the scuffle which followed, a brother of the negro came up be- hind Ressler and shot him three times, the most serious of the wounds being made by a ball which penetrated his abdomen. Despite the seriousness of his wounds Ressler managed to draw his gun and open fire on the negro who had shot him in the back, wounding him so se- riously that his death resulted almost instantly. The' negro was at least 50 feet distant when he was shot by Ress- ler, who was lying on the ground at the time. The wounded officer was placed on a train and hurried to the hospital at Princeton, where at last accounts he was lying in a critical condition, with the chances'for recovery against him. The negro who' was the original cause of the trouble succeeded in mak- ing his escape. BECKLEY WON From Glen White Last Saturday By the Decisive Score of 10 to ,'i. which a vote can be cast against Mr. Roosevelt is by casting it for Wilson or one of the minor candidates. With no Taft electors nominated the voters must choose between Wilson and Roosevelt or vote for one of the mino candidates or refuse to vote at all. The illness of Senator .Chilton, tha has kept him at home since the Bait more convention is deplored not onl by West Virginians, but by his co leagues in the senate and others. Sen atcr Chilton has received a letter sympathy from Woodrow Wilson, dem ocratic nominee for president, in whic Governor Wilson says he is much dis tressed to hear of the senator's illnes an- hopes he will soon be able to re sume his duties in the senate. Th( word comes from Charlestoh to effect that Senator Chilton is improv mg and will be able to return to Wash- ington soon. ask. the Whwl- Now that the campaign for the Publican nominations is over the con- firmation of several persons whose nomination have been held up at the request of the republican state com- mittee may be expected. The rivers and harbors bill which paused the house and was amended by the senate has been agreed to by both house, and will become a law as soon It signed by the president, The bill carried with it every item for West Virginia provided for in MIR house bill ,alsp a survey of the Glen White and Beckley base ball teams met on the East Park grounds on Saturday afternoon, the result be- ing that the Beckley team scored its 17th straight victory, the score being 10 to :i. Some of the teams from whom Beck- ley has taken games among this num- ber are Montgomery, Lowell, Mt. Hope, Glen Jean, and other teams which have made excellent records in their respective communities. The batteries in the .Saturday game were Stansbury and Ruby for Glen White and Morrison and Daniel for Beckley, both batteries doing excellent work. The kind of ball the Beckley team is putting up this year is deserving of greater encouragement than it has re- ceived up to date, the attendance at- all of the games played so far th season indicating that the majority our alleged fans find it more satisfa lory, as well as less expensive, to bo row a newspaper and discuss the stan ding of their favorites in the b Gone For a Bride ...Mr...AJJie. left last -Saturday for New York, where on Wednesday of this week his mar- riage to Miss Winifrede Agnes, daugh- ter of Capt. and Mrs. Owen Rooney, of Brooklyn, will be celebrated at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Rev. Father Wood officiating. Mr. Grass, up to six years ago was a resident of Charleston, where he still retains many friends.- While there he enlisted in the army, serv- ing for fi.ve years in Co. L, 5th U. S. Infantry, being promoted- during his service from a private to the grade of quartermaster sergeant, which rank lie held when he purchased his dis- charge in March of this year. Miss Rooney enjoys a marked degree or popularity at her home in Brooklyn, and first met Grass while on a moonlight excursion on lake Cham- plain about a year ago. leagues, than to invest a quarter i support of their home team with th probability that they would see good an average game as is usuall put up by the big fellows. Bickle Back to Beckley Dr. R. G. Bickle, formerly with th Becklay Drug Company, but for som time past located in Charleston, i low with the White Cross Pharmacy taking the place of Dr.'Blair, who ha Jurchased an interest in a drug store n Alderson, to which he will give his personal attention. Dr. Bickle is a general favorite in Bcckley, and his riends here will be glad to learn that 16 has again located in our city. Revival Meetings The union revival meetings at the iaptist church continue with a marked rowth of interest. Several young pco- le have made profession of faith and he general testimony is that themeet- nge are unusually helpful. Dr. Pel- era preached Sunday to large crowds, nd it was remarked by many that eckley had never had any better, reaching.' 60 out and hear for youc- Location of Postoflice Postoffice inspector Guy E. Newloi ras in the city Tuesday for the.pur- pose of passing upon the merits of the several locations offered for quarters for the postofiice, which has been oc- cupying very inadequate space in the cOurt house since the fire. Inspector Newlon decided upon the room in the Raleigh County Bank building at pres- ent occupied by the Beckley Hardware Supply Co., and the transfer to the new quarters will be made as soon as the hardware establishment can be moved elsewhere and the new poatof- fice equipments installed. A Quiet Wedding. At the residence of the officiating" minister, Rev. H. H. Pownall of the M. E. Church, South, last Saturday; Mr. Lawrence Spencer and Miss Byi da Burdiss were married in the presence of the members of the immediate fam- ilies and a few intimate friends. Mr. Spencer is a well known young busi- ness man of the city, and Miss Bur-> diss is the daughter of Mr. James Bur- liss, who holds a responsible position with the New River Colieries Co., at Secies, and the young couple startion heir married life with the best wishes >f a host of friends. While engaged at his work ;'Fni the hops of the Raleigh Coal and 'o., at. Raleigh, lauck, of this city had his fooCfciijfrht nd severely crushed under; a1car'.on fhich he was at and' orts of which had' beeimt y some means, ii not ptrmaheiit
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