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Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - August 8, 1912, Beckley, West Virginia Of Being the Only Town of Its Size in the United States JTHOjlt TELEGRAPH FACILITIES Ing of Western Union Office at Mabscott Will Result in the Estab- lishment of an Office m This City, Which Will Be m Operation Not Later Than September 1. Beckley has for a long time enjoy- the distinction, if it may be so called, of being the only town of its size m the United States absolutely Without telegraph facilities, but it ap pears that we aie not to be permitted ro remain isolated much longer Fol- lowing the action of the Western Un- ion in Closing the office at Mabscott, which was the only telegraph office within reaching distance of Beckley, and which- was appaiently done through ordels fiom headquarteis "iftithout inquuy into the situation, a Protest was bent thiough the Busi- FJiess Men's Association which result- ed in a visit to fhe city by a couple of representatives of the talegraph com- I pany last Wednesday afternoon, and the issuance of the following letter to Mr John Morris, the secietary of the j association by the district supennten- I dent, at Pittsbuig I Pear Sir. This is to acknowledge Hhe receipt of youi letter of July 22nd, address- ed to oui Mi Dodge, to say that in, the new Blankenship building, o Heber street As nothing was saved the fire which d. stroyed the store of Mi Tayloi, alon with a number of othel business hou last his a well as his store equipment, will b absolutely new and of the veiy lal est designs obtainable in the maikets so that the reputation of the Taylo establishment be fully maintain ed at the high standard which it en joyed from its fiist opening heie unti the date of the file which tempoiai ily retired it from business The new store room will be ready foi occupan cy by Septembei fiist, and the new store, with its new and attractive stock, will be opened foi business by the fifteenth of that month Moving'Picture Party Miss Ella Wren entertained a num her of fi lends with a moving picture paity Iabt Wednesday night, m honor of hei guest, Miss Lucille Marshall, of Chaileston, the party being chap- eroned alter the show to the Idle Hour, by Mrs Moss French Those participating in the event were Miss- es Lucille Maibhall, Maiy Nan M. we aie making strenuous efforts to open an office at Beckley to be ready .for business by August 15th or not latei than September 1st We ap- preciate the position Beckley is pla ced in, in not having adequate tele giaph facilities and we aie endeavoi- ing not only m oui own mteiebts but I for the advantage of Beckley, to coi I rect present conditions. am impressed with the import- ance of Raleigh county as being one the richest coal centers in the state West Virginia and I have been Iwbxkihg for months to develop and extend our. facilities fn the state of West Virginia in order to take care I of the increased business -which is I bound to. come through the develop- Iments-of.ine coal-lands of Gmms, Anna Fiench, Ella Wren and Mis Moss Fiench and Messrs John Lamg, Holroyd McGmms andVjohn Campbell Vv IN BED OF ,ELK RIVER Total Enrollment is 16f, of Whom 73 are .of Gen- tler Sex PROMINENT EDUCATORS PRESENT Who Entertained the Teachers Pres- ent With Addresses Pertinent to the Interest Be- ing Manifested m the By Those m Attendance. The sessions of the teachers' insti ute which aie being held at the Beck- ey Institute, the use of which was kindly tendeied by Principal McDiai- mid, who, m common with most of ui citizens, relaizes that oui public chool buildings aie not fit for the ousmg of the beasts of the field, to ay nothing of piovidmg fit accom.- Acording to Col. Roosevelt, Which Adds Interest to Existing Conditions LEADERS APAR Hope of Adjustment Becoming Mor Remote Daily, While Democra Become More Confident of Succes As Indications Multiply of Certai Victoiy m November. Fiom Geo W Summers Washington, August ma who fails to come out against the ac tion of the fiaudulent lepubhcan con Charleston Men Want Permission ttfKj Urill For Oil. Application has Keen made to tit WBL department by Charleston par- ties foi peitnisbion to drill oil wells in the bed of Elk short dis- nodations foi an intelligent audience, s one of the best evei held in the ounty, the total numbei of teachers moiled up to Wednesday morning emg 164, of whom 91 aie men and 3 women. State superintendent M P Shaw- vention 'at has foifeited tance above Charleston wheie leases on lands have been obtained extend ing into the nvei The leases are near the Blue Cieek oil field and aie was present on Monday, the open- day of the institute, and "deliver- inteiestmg address treating h the piogiess of school the state within the past principal of the Yours District Commercial Supt. It has'-not yet been definitely deci- ded where the, office will be located, but the probabilities are that it will find 'quarters either, in the Raleigh County Bank building, or in the rooriis adjoining' the telephone ex- and will "probably be .in (charge' of Mr. .Seymour Meadows, Iwho had charge at.Mab- [scott until it .was discontinued. supposed to be good terntory The United States government has entire contiol ovei navigable nveis and for that reason peimissison must be ob- tained from the goveinment before any obstruction can be placed m a liver The wai department held that while thfe election of oil derricks would not mteifeie with navigation in the Elk nvei it ib against the pol ioy of the wai department to peimit any. kind of obstruction in a river for which a survey has 'been ordered, with a view to improving the-river-by locks and dams. The last river and harbor bill carried a provision, which was inserted'through the influence of Crigressmaii Littlepage, -for a survey of the Elk river. .When the objection for the_ war department was made known to the parties applying for the privilege, Mr. Litlepage was appeal- ed he has made a visit to the tor'-of [eyir years C R Fpjlidate an for meeting T Z.J. 1______ __L _i was held house, which was A, S Thorn, of Mercer county, who devoted the evening to the I discussion of the jno- posed prohibitfon amendment, and was listened to attentively fay a latg light to the support of the lank am file of the lepubhcan party and of de cent citizens geneially In my juilg ment no honest man, whethei lepub lican or demociat, con support Mi Taft and claim any ught to the buf- fiage of an honest man" These aie the words of Theodoie Roosevelt and they indicate his atti- tude towaid Dr Hatfieid, republican nominee for goveinoi of West VH- of President Taft. For Doctoi Hatfield within the last week has shown himself to be A fuend and suppoitei of Piesident raft Not only has Di Hatfield failed to "come out against the action of the fraudulent republican convention at Chicago" but he was piebent at the notification meeting at the whits a Jew days ago and joined with other lepublicans joined with Mi I Simms in this assuiance William! Seymoui Edwaids, a member of the national committee which is tiymg to elect in Taft, asserts that Theodoie Roosevelt is the ical nominee of the i epublican party foi piesident, but Mi Roosevelt says vhe is a lepub- lican, but is seeking to establish new party arid to becomes its candi date foi piesident It is hoped by some that-the candidates foi electoi s on the lepubhcan ticket, if elected will vote foi William H Taft foi president, otheis believe they will vote _for Roosevelt, while Mi Vick- ers, one of the candidates, says it is his own business and no one else's how he will vote foi piesident if he is chosen an electoi Such is the situ- ation in the lepubhcan party m West Viigmia, while the demociatic party is moie thoroughly united than it ha jeen before foi man; yeais and mor detei mined to win m the coming elec :ion BY BECKLEY In a Splendid Game Played With Scarbro Last Sat- urdey Afternoon Again on the Mend Giadv Shumate, who has been con- med to his Ded ,foi some weeks by a severe typhoid again progressing favoiably towau ecove'-y, aftei a ielapse which icn- 'or a time his condition extiemely cutical McDOWELL DEMOCRATS Tommated Full County Ticket at Convention Held Last Saturday Encouiaged by the prospects for a EXCELLENT And the Crowd Was an Enthusiastic of Both Teams Was Excellent, as Shown by Mt. Hope Team Scheduled to Play Here Next Saturday Afternoon. What was fai an'd away the best base ball contest of the seabon was pulled off at East Park on Saturday afternoon between the Scarbro team and the locals Considering the wea- thei a laige and enthusiatic crowd was in attendance, the local bai being especially well lepresented The game from sb.rt lo finish was stubbornly contested Both pitchers weie in fine fettle', and'except for er- extending congratulations to .upon leceivmg a lenommation at, the Sands of the 10 audience On Monday evening the teacher and mstiuctois enjoypd lefieshment served at the conclusion of the regu lai exercises, with the compliments war. department with a request that the survey of the Elk river should be allowed to interfere with the drilling for oil in the bed of the river. Prolific Plum Tree A: Maiick has on his prem- pses.'jnSthe east end of the city a.plum ;ree' three years old, and scarcely as ligh as the average man, which sev- eral experienced fruit growers- have Estimated to contain .not less- than three pecks of fruit. .In order to keep the: ..tree, from breaking down- under the-weight of the crop, it has been necessary. to enclose it in a. support; framework. The _ .the :ree. are covered'almost their entire enft-th with what "is practically solid nass of fruit, and the .spectaclb' has ittracted much attention. Mr. Mauck ias had the tree photographed, and the pictures to hjs friends an illustration of the fact that taliegh is a good fruit 'country. Elkins Memorial Addresses Senator Chilton has on hand a umber---of-copies of the book con- lining the memorial addresses' made h'lthe senate and house, oh the life ind character of the late Senator S. Elkins. He will be glad, to supply copies of this book to those who may esire it. Revival at Prosperity. W. H." Devore, of Vinton, O., tfitp has been- conducting a series of mirtinfrs at Prosperity, will hold at that place 'next Sunday Doming and evening. Dinner will >e JMrVad on FAYETTE FUSIONISTS Nominate a Strong List of Candida- tes for County Officers V___________________ It is estimated that more than two thousand people attended the demo- cratic and independent republican conventions at Montgomery last. Sat- urday, when candidates were 'nomina- ted to oppose those placed on the so- called regular republican ticket'a few week's ago.. The democratic convention nomina- ted. W, L. Lee for circuit judge, C. R. Summerfield for prosecuting' attorney and James McGraw for member of the legislature. The independent republican con- .vention nominated P. H. Malone for sheriff, R. W. Timberlake for county commissioner, Charles F. Seete for and John Nuttall arid Eli Taylor for members of the legisla- ture. The nominees of each ticket were endorsed by both- conventions, and will go on the ballot as a fusion ticket, and there is little doubt'that it be elected, and the corrupt This, Thursday, evening, Prof.. E. W. Sheets, of .the'.agricultural depart- ment of the West Virginia ty, is billed to deliver an illustrated lecture on the work of boys' and-jgirls. The lecture will be delivered iU the Institute, and excellent music 4-ill be a feature of the evening. Altogether the session has one of the most interesting in its close on :Fritiay will .mark an epoch in the hi's- toj-y of the county. publican., party Di Hatfield was accompanied by formei Senatois N B Scott and Da vis Elkins, eongiessman Janus A Hughes, foimei state chanman Vir- gil L Hjghland and othei anti-Roose velt lepubhcans on his visit to the white house. His greetipg from Pres- cient Taft-was much more cordial than that of other Msitoib and there vas every evidence that Dr.. Hatfield vas recognized at the white house as the president's warm friends. Such conduct upon the part of .Dr Hatfield, in view of the statements made by .'Roosevelt, would abso- utely bar him from receiving the !oosevelt support for the goyernor- bip of -West Virginia. The attitude f the Bull Moose party toward the weeping democratic victory in the, ate in the November election the emocrats of McDowell county f met convention at Welch last SMur- day and nominated a complete county ticket, including nominees for1 the leg islatuie The ticket is composed islatuie The ticket regatded as an exceptionally one, and thp -Convention was by moie than fitteen hundred representative denioci ats, Tvno were addiessed by Hon W R Thompson, demociatic candidate foi goveinoi, and James F Buying Fall Stock .E. M. Payne- left on Tuesday, for Baltimore, Philadelphia, jijew York and 'other eastern where he will .spend ten cJays or- two weeks selecting fall and wiriter stock for., Co., department store. The. long of Mr! Payne as a judicious buyer a'niple assurance that the line purchased by him on this trip will be the best ob- tainable .and the most suitable for this market; The Payne establish- ment has long enjoyed the reputation of carrying the best selected stock in the city and Mr. Payne has determin- ed to make, the selection of stock for his establishment this season such a one as will throw all previous offer-' ings in the shade. gang which has made the administra- tion of public affairs in Fayette coun- ty a farce, will be finally ousted from control, A significant feature of the inde- pendent movement was the active participation in its proceedings, of Mr. 'S. A. Scott, who succeeded Sam Dixon as; manager of the New River Company. Dixon, it will be remem- bered, in a last desperate effort to re- tain control of the political machin- ery of the county, rode roughshod i evening. Dinner will the church the republican conyen- triUtiot. Is extended th. nomination of candidates, whose only of was the manipulation of rotes at the operations whkh to Ionic had but whkh .to attend and bring their with them. TijffWlajr fiijiiw.; bwl he wii ttctntJy forecd to rtllnqrtth, whichirs now trinr opm mtfcw thM Surprised Their Relatives Mr. John Cook, son of Harvey Cook and Miss. Alma Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Walker, all of Mabscott, evidently by prearrange- ment, met in Hinton last Thursday, returning home on Tuesday of this week with the announcement that they had been married in Hinton on the day of their departure from their homes. The young couple are both among the most popular of the youn- ger residents of the section, and have the best wishes of their host' of friends for their welfare in their new relation. epublican state ticket. has not yet >een defined, but as Dr. Hatfield is at ic head of the. ticket and as Mr: toosevelt has declared his opposition :o candidates who do not support ihim or president, it would seem that the nomination of a third state ticket will .be the next step on the part of the progressive party since, under the dictates of their leader, members of this party cannot support Dr. Hat- field for governor, or (fie ticket of which he is the.head. who desire to guess at'-the' result of the election to be. held in West Virginia in November' nfext, should remember that the democrat- ic party is stronger, in West Virginia at the present time than it'has bee 'for many ;of the si uation in the republican party. I addition to this unusual. strengt] Beaveis, nominee foi congiess fiom the "fifth district. Senatorial and judicial conventions on the same day, J. R. Hen- ry; of Mercer county, being nomina- ted for circuit judge and Dan Gunnoe of Wyoming county, for state sena- tor to represent the sixth district. To Enforce Cow Ordinance May9i- Painter has, issued instruc- tions to the effect that the cow or- dinance adopted..at 'the last session of the city council is to be strictly en- forced. Under its provisions all cows found at large Between the hours of 101 s in the fiist inning, through which Scaibio secured the only runs it iijade in the game, then support was toji notch Morrison's pitch- ng emaikably steady and su- >ert> Jfl the thud inning the visitors men on bases and no outs. local fans were terribly alarmed' at the inauspicious situation; but Guy5 ''cool and collected, drew together his wits and in a supreme effort struck out the next two batters and the best the third could do was to drive one to Curtis at third whose throw had his man by 10 feet at first base Again in two other innings the, bases were filled by the visitors without any outs, but Mornson's masteily pitch- ing and the splendid backing of the boys kept them fiom reaching the plate In the seventh inning-, with a score three to one m favoi of the locals, and they at the bat with two men down McDiarmid up with two strik- es on him, it looked very much as though the visitois, who all through the game had been playing gilt edged ball, still had a show for the game, Hon. ger to. .'strain, arose :in the grand stand and in his characteristic jury pleading style, begged Mac to drise one for a home run.. The effect' pf his speech was overpowering; a second later Hornberger let go with1'" all the speed he could Mac met it squarely arid but it went bang against left field fence for a homer, eight: o'clock in the evening'and six about the longest hit ever seen on the o'clock in the moaning will be placed local ground. He was followed by in the city pound and held until re- Smith, another stick who pel- deemed by the owner. DEPARTMENT OK AijUJCULTUUE Sending Field Agents 'and Into This Stale To Atlantic City by Auto. A party composed of Hon. A. A. Lilly, Geo. W. Bair, Jr., C. P: Phil lips, Jr., and Hon. L. Smith, of BecltUy and Wm. Plumley, Jr., of Hinton, Beckley Sunday after- noon by autonobile for Atlantic City, by way of Hinton and Staun- ton, Va., bdnff JohMd at tht latter by Oror.r C. Hodriofc, WAOM the democracy, -the conditions in th republican party should not be los sight of. The splendid record mad by the democratic representative from West Virginia in both house of congress has united and strength ened the democratic party in Wes Virginia until it need not fear t meet even a united republican part., in the campaign. The course pursii ed by the democrats. from West Vir ginia in both senate and house ha been such as to justify the confidenc. which has been placed in them. am which has resulted, in bringing to gether all democrats and uniting them for the .fight against the vari ous kinds of republicans who are try ing to get themselves into politica power. On the other hand there are so many varieties cf republicans figh- ting, under so many different leader- ships, that no one who professes to belong to that party knows today ex- actly where he stands. .ccording to Governor Glasscoch Mr. Taft is not the real nominee of the republican party, but M. J, Simms >f Montgomery, who was selected bv the Virifinia delation to the republican convention at Chlcairo wtnt to the whltf latt Thurs- day. and assured Taft that ha is UM rtfvlar of Dr. The "department: of agriculture has designated three .field'. agents of.-the department to proceed to West Vir- ginia and give to farm- ers along the lines of scientific farm- ing. One agent is to be seiit to .the northern panhandle, one to'Charles- ton, and one to be designated for the state at large. Senator Watson has undertaken at the suggestion of Jas. H. Stewart, former director of the .agricultural, experiment .station to have an additional field agent as- signed to the state and located at Parkcrsburg. This department acted very promp- tly last week in sending one of its ex- perts to investigate and overcome a disease which had broken out in the tomato fields of Morgan county near Berkeley Springs. There are about five thousand acres of that county planted in tomatoes and the eradica- tion of the disease meant a .great' deal to the farmers in that cbmmu nity. Within three hours after the re ceipt by Senator Watson of a lettci asking for assistance, the department ted the first'; ball delivered 'but .-to- center field fence. H6 made a des- perate effort to duplicate McDiar- mid's feat, but by.two perfect throw's from the field to the plate, he was beaten by.about two feet. -Two'runs were scored in this inning. Neither scored for the remainder of the game, the locals winning by a tally of -The strong Mount Hope teani.'the.- only team, by the way, that defgatwi. the.- locals last year, is .booked for Saturday.. 'This team., recently with- drew from the Fayette county league in order that it might be free to play independent .games.. It.- held first p.lace in that league, so that a first 'class.- game may be expected. A ree- owl breaking crowd will be on hand to cheer the boys on to victory. The ladies will be admitted free to the next game. The following is the score of the game by innings: Scarbro 0 0.0 0 0 0 Beckley 1001 3 0 Three base hits, Hornberger, Smith. Home .run, McDiarmid. Double plays, George, ''unassisted, Earwopd .and__ Daniels. Left on bases, Scarbro 8, of agriculture had a man on the wa> to Berkeley Springs to ascertain the cause of the trouble and to give in- tructions t, as to how to overcome IncreaV in Valuations The report of the board of public works, just issued, shows that the aluation of the oil and gas and pri- ate car "companies operating in the Ute has increased more than .three md a quarter millions of dollars, rlnyinjr the total valuation of subject to taxation, up to of which, Is valMtlon of and giw MM) UM valuation UiW Beckley, 6. Bases on berger 4, off Morrison i.'. Struck out Hornberger 9, by Morrison P time of game 1 hour and 40 minutes. T. Lemon. Acquired-a Bride Posie G. ,Wray came over from Hinton the other day ostensibly to pay a visit to his home folks here, jut in reality to complete arrange- ments for establishing a home of hit; own, and in furtherance of his plans selected as his helpmate Miss Anna Baughan. The marriage ceremony was performed at on Monday af- ternoon, at .Baptist panonaire, HOT! i W. F. Dunaway officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Wray left on the afternoon train for Hinton, where In business, and will Is SwM ktH UM nt
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