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   Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - October 31, 1912, Beckley, West Virginia                                iEpC'v Bfe1' V r BECKLEY, RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, OCTOBER 31, fHatfield Wing of the Repub- teiJican Party fails to Keep its Promises ITEEING A FAIR DEAL Being That Hatfield is Denounced and Repudiat- the Progressive Republicans the Fifth Congressional I, in Unmistakable Terms. by a general revolt of the Mingo and McDowell Bounties.against the candidacy of .-Dr.'' Hatfleld.-the republican nominee the. state committee sent iKGoverrior Glasscbck to Welch [ij'-week iii ah effort to reconcile the pro- Hatfield and the state Jsgtjcket.' The governor held numerous with the progressive and in Mingo county, but the flat assertion that was not a progressive, never I ...been a and that he j entirelj'rbut of sympathy with cause. He1 was also I.'in; direct language that Hatfield t good example of the class of pol- iiis1 against which Colonel Roose- snaking his fight. This feeling shared by genuine progressives the fifth congressional and the members of the pro- 'I county a badge bearing the inscription1 "MeDpWELL at the top, his own likeness in the center; andi 1912 STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN at the bottom, which badge is inter- preted to mean that the said candi. date's influence, and the political ma- chinery of which he has control in said counties, as .well as other coun- ties, ig used for the republican nation- al ticket; and, Whereas, this committee being so advised, considers and deems such conduct unjust and unfair, and not in accordance with the spirit, purpose and' intent of the expressed desire of said candidates for the' progressive sup- port; Now; Therefore, Be It Resolved That the republican committee and the various district and county committees be requested to take such Number H. D. HATFIELD gressive': committee for .the twelve. -VcoUhties comprising this district, in a held a -few days ago, passed Srafplutibns declaring that Hatfield had with the progressives, demanding concessions which hot been granted, and which hav_ brazenly ignored. it .became; known that the steps immediately as will discontinue, >y the candidates so imiorseoi, their riends, allies, and newspapers, the Jitter and vindictive warfare waged upon the progressives of this state nd the national progressive nominee, hrough the press controlled by them nd otherwise, and that they take im- mediate steps to do, in all coun- ies and- districts controlled by them, ive to the progressive party repre- by an'election commissioner in each voting- precinct in the various counties so controlled by the republi- can organization, and that such steps also be taken by them to give the pro- gressive party one clerk, at least, at one-half of tha voting places in the various counties so controlled by the republican organization, such pro- gressive election officers so named to be nominated and designated by the member of the progressive state com- mittee for the county- wherein the said election .officer is to be appointed And, Be' It Further That unless the said republican organiza- tion and. the said candidates do, on or before the 23rd day of October, 1912, furnish to this committee evidence of compliance in good faith, with this resolution, by so appointing members of the progressive party so nominated and designated as such election offi- cers in the various electron "precincts in the counties so controlled by the republican organization, as aforesaid, and by refraining from their unwar- ranted and bitter assaults and attacks upon the nominees of the national pro- vressivc party, and upon the said "par- ty itself, through the republican eon- trolled byfripublican speak erg, that.' then '.this committee shall consider that the republican candi- dates, so offending, have forfeited their right to the vote of the progress ivc party.' And.. Be It'Further Resolved, Tha J. H. Strickling, chairman of this com mittee, is authorized and directed furnksh a copy of this resolution t U. M. 0. Dawson, chairman of th progressive executive committee, am to James S. Lakin, chairman of the republican state executive committee And, Be It Further-Resolved, That if this resolution is not complied with tlie time set forth then James II chairman is directed am to release it to the press, of the state, to the eno: that the pro- gressive voters of .this state maj, know the conditions under which, they Republican candidate for Governor of West Virginia Gregory, purporting to represent Mr.' Hatfield, served notice on the Register by long distance telephone from Clarksburg on Wednesday, that if a cer- tain supplement to the Raleigh Register was issued to- day, the editor of that paper would? be sued for libel on both criminal and civil charges. Thfe bluff of Dr. Hat- field, or his agent, is called; the supplement appears with this issue of the is presumably worth reading, or Dr. Hatfield would not bfe so for its suppression. Read it. knows the needs of the citizens ai large, and, if elected to the legisla- ture, will advocate and vote for such laws as he believes will do the great-; est good to the greatest number of people throughout the state, and it is: for the people to say whether or not they want to be represented in the Will Be Permanent and Not legislature by the agents of the in- j i r. surance companies and the Standard! to Any PartlC- Oil Company, or whether they want1 lllat Locality to be represented by independent eit--I izens who will go there free to choose'. and act for themselves in the interest of all the people. The question of settlement of the' Virginia debt remains to be finally Be Voted On Next Tuesday, So Far determined, and it is charged that: as Town Dislrict is Concerned) Is the insurance companies and Stand-i the Proper Educa- jIHEMOSTIMPORIANTIlUESTIOfl tion of the Sons and Daughters of Our Citizens. had -taken this action the jiwHpje.1 political machinery of the 'iv- I, publica'n party Was put in. motion in to reconcile the progressives JviVliose-.rigHts had been disregarded and his followers, but the ef- Wprtj.has failed signally, and the re- IJyort-.is spreading. H -.Pact's..of the. resolution adopted by line .progressive commitleemen follow: a meeting of the executive coni- .-.mittee "for" the progressive party for ____ the fifth.congressional district, held at chairman if fHuntihgton, on the 16th day of Octo- to- rel-ease i ,ber 1912, the following resolution was .unanimously adopted by a vote of all iriembers of said committee present 'io-wit: .Smith, committeeman from AicDpwell county. 'D. Finnegan, commitleeman froni Mercer county. Edward" Juhling, committeeman from .Mingo county. C. :C. Duiikle committeeman from Wayne county. H. Strickling, coinmiltccman from Cabell county. Robert. Huger, committeeman froni 'Lincoln 'county. tG.'-H. .Knicks, committeeman from itnani county. J.. "0; Shinn, committeeman from IMasbii county.' in the indorsement-of the I republican party, the- '-'progressive party' and state con'i- nuttee' uriUersto.od as a condition that when, .a candidate -desired his name placed upon the progressive ticket, that obligated himself to use his .personal efforts that the national pro- gressive ticket-should iiavc a square deal; and, Whereas, .this conimitte is advised aijd'charges conditions upon which said candidates. were, indorse'! have been violated in this: in -many counties in this dis- the republican organization, in jriaming. .and selecting election'-officers, .jdid.not consult the progressive organ- in.''.the the pro- gressive organization was not permit- tied :tb name any election officers; -inthe counties of -McDow- ell and. first being the- county .and .home of the republican nominee and the lat- ter-the'county of his the republican organization is completely In'-nis control, and, being in si.icli con- allowed and permitted election' officers numbering, almost two huri- be named and selected from" persons' who were part of the politi- Nesco, Raleigh County, W. Va. October 22, 1912. To Whom It May Concern: I have known T. J. McGinnis for many years. In August, 191] I was filrcklc.v, W. Va., and met said Mc- (.iinnis, he took me out in the shatfe and .requested me to sign a petition for the bonding of Town district of county, in a large sum and he tried to induce me to stgn and favor -same claifning the bonds would not be to pay within 30 years. He fur- ther advocated the granting of licenso to sell spirituous liquors in the coun- ty and town of Beckley. He said if we could only get license we could our streets aim improve our town. I declined to favor bonding the district, for future genera tions to pay, and to favor- liquor license in either the town or the county, as he desired1 me to do and argued in favor of to me. Mvill swear to this statement if he disputes it, or anv one does not believe it. I am and always have been a re- publican! am a merchant and have been selling goods at this place for many years.' I will vote for .las. H. Miller for judge of the circuit court. HENRY DAVIS. dard Oil Company as, well as other corporations are largely interested in the bonds representing the Virginia! debt, and it it but-natural that the in-1 To the Votel's o{ Town District: jterests holding these bonds should control the legislature by the election of agents tried and found true to them. Wc quote the Raleigh "The ox knoweth his owner and the ass his master's crib." j A vote for Carl C. Coalter and John Here are a few facts to bear in mind on election day when you vote on the question of establishing a district high school in Town district and of author- izing a bond issue for a high school building. Seventy-five or eighty districts in West Virginia now have district high jfc >utc AIM vjiiri Unu jOnn i E. Grouse is a vote for the Standard! schools> and many of these have erec- Oil Company and John Hancock Life tod sPlendid high school buildings. Insurance Company. A vote for Isaac districts ai-e planning to Prince and Mason Brackman is a vot f.ar the champions of the people cause. HATFIELD'S RECORD THE HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN HUGHES By Spartacus. Could aught but a "bonehead" euthuse On the record of Congressman Hughes Well the workers are goats. If they give hini" their votes For the thing he should gel is his dues! He's a statesman of class, sure enough, (But a little bit shy on the stuff) Now it's really a shame That most of his fame And his citizenship is a bluff. Don't look for the good things he's done For he made that remark just for fun. Every nigger and dog He could persuade or hog Has voted each time he has run. And the Honorable Congressman Hughes JT-i.s simply been taking a snooze; But he'll wake with surprise When the workers get wise And he'll shiver and shake in his shoes! of the Socialist and Labor Star, Hunting-ton W. Va. What may have been the cost so fa of keeping- the state troops in the coa fields of Kanawha county, during the strike has not been stated by the offi cials and is not publicly known. It is known, however, that the state has borrowed for the expense of keeping the troops there. How much more may have been paid out of money available in the treasury, is not known, but certainly the expense to the state has been very great. It is generally admitted among the coal operators, as well as the miners that the strike was caused, in a large measure, by the mine guards who have been at the bottom of all the trouble and but for the system of.em- ploying mine guards the chances'are there would have been no strike among the miners and- the state would have been spared the expense of con- siderably more than for keeping the national guard in the strike region. Had it not been for the opposition of Dr. Hatlield, while he was serving as president of the'senate, a bill would have been passed abolishing the mine establish high schools in the near fu- ture. Ten other districts will vote on high school questions at the gener- al election, next Tuesday. Town district is a rich district with a valuation of taxable property of yet in educational advan- tages it it behind many other districts with less than one-third its' wealth. There is not a public high school in Raleigh county. This can be said of only seven other counties in the entire state.' A good district high school will give the boys and girls of Town district a chance to continue their education as nuch as four years beyond the "com- mon" school. It will prepare them to each; it will, prepare them, for en- rance to any good college or univer- ity; it will give them a better prepa. for their work in life, no dif- ference what their work' may be DO VOT THK YOUNG PEOPLE OP TOWN DISTRICT DESERVE SUCH ADVANTAGES AS MUCH AS THOSE WHO LIVE IN OTHER SECTIONS OF THE STATE? The high school will not take the lace of the "common" schools or in- refere with them in any way; on the ontrary it will strengthen them and lake them better. The high school will he free to ev- boy and every girl in Town dis- guard system entirely, thereby pre- lrict has completed the work of venting the troubles which have cost common schools; but no boy or the stute so much money. The bill, the purpose of which was to abolish the mine guard, or at least to-pass proper safeguards against ex- tesses committed by them, was pre- girl who does not desire to attend the high school will be compelled to do .so. The levy necessary to provide for the bond issue is only ten cents on the THE STANDARD OIL COMPANY by Jlr. Coalter, candidate for state >ared by the miners and placed in hundred dollars valuation of tax- lands of Dr. R. M. Hudnall, a member property. This will cost the av- of the legislature from Kanawha i eruge taxpayer not more than fifty or ounty, by William Stanley, rupre-j sixty cents a year while the bonds are enUitivc of thu United Mine Workers. being paid olf. Many will pay less. 'he bill hud tin- support and approval I least two thirds of the taxes of of the organizer! members throughoul. I the district are paid by the railroads, the coal field and was regarded by ah companies, and other corpora- who examined the measure as being lions. These corporations are in fa- Nescp, Raleigh County, W. Va. To-Whom It May Concern: I notice that T. J. McGinnis, candi- date for circuit judge of this district, denies that he ever advocated the granting of license to sell spirituous liquors in Raleigh county, and I upon iny oath say, that the above statement signed by me and which heretofore appeared in the Raleigh Register, is true and correct' regardless of any- thing said McGinnis may say to- the. And the Insurance Companies in Lo- cal Politics The nominei.-s of the republican par- Isaac C. Prince is in Raleigh county, senate, that Mr. a coal operatoi _______ ____ IB and a member of the coal operators' association, and that by reason of that ty for Hie leg.siature present a p'ecu- ami thut reason of liar coincidence. Mr. Carl C. Coalter, i tnat fa''1' ms influence would nominee for tne state senate from the seventh district is ncjw and has been for many years in the employment, as agent, of the Standard Oil Company. Mr. J. E. Grouse, the nominee of the republican party for house of del- egates for Raleigh county, is now and has been for many years employed by the John Hancock Life Insurance Company of Boston, Mass. Mr. C. 1C. Grimmett, the nominee of the republican party for the house of delegates from Summers county, ixerled in favor of corporations against the interests of the ci at large throughout the state. Prince be andi UK not a coal operator. was born and reared tin a 'farm unfriendly -to the bill. At'tei measure had passed .the house Hudnall and delegate were a] pointed to notify the senate of th passage of the bill through the hous citizens' milkim-' the official notificatio Mrjthey Wt'nt with 'Vlr' rep re scnliug the miners, to see Dr. llatficl He contrary. HENRY DAVIS, subscribed and sworn to be- jfcKmachmery of the-republican party -excluding therefrom any and'all T notwithstanding that subscribed and sworn to bc- liiinierpus progressives reside in said fol'e nie this 30th day of October, 1ft 12. Jouhties, and arc willing and anxious A. C. ROMINE J P tw participate in the the W-pirressiye committee was anxious to wmc part of Raid officers; the republican candidate for fayernor from McDowell county con- the newspapers'of his yei fte permitted the news- >f said county, both in season of season, publicly and pri- 'j.'.-to wage conntnnt bitter warfare upon ColonelRoose- tf the progressive pmrty gener- Tli, special me The King's Daughters Raleigh county, and has been tried and to refer the bi! i who semite committcc proven to his trust. He was a member of the legislature of and while a member of that body worked and vot- ed for the bill introduced in the leg- islaturc requiring corporations to provide necessary scales and meas- ures for correctly weighing coal, and WHO faithful: members they knew were the prior to the year 1891, it was the prac- tice of the coal companies to issue scrip redeemable in merchandise and is now and has for some 'time been employed by insurance com- panies and is engaged in the insur- ance business. These facts have been brought to the attention of the people who are led to believe that there is a concerted effort on the part of the Standard Oil Company and the o{ nis .money, and not in insurance companies in this state to worked and voted obtain control of the legislature, there. "ol prohibiting corporations They were great! formally notifying the bill had passe thereby compelling the laborers to j ,b'" l" com deal at -commissaries. Mr. I'rince believing that the laborer was worthy to tllc aml wantwl lo hug caused permit- and tinea In McDowtll tuuviuiui uiu legislature, tnorc mi potations King's Daughters will hold a exert corporate influence and thereby form script redeemable other. meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, j obtain legislation favorable to their in and making such r, m., at the residence of Mrs. interests, and in crease corporate !scrint in money though it I W. M. Tailor, at which time the ser- influence, and power in this state on its fiu'c that it was redccm- vicc of the order will tie given and I the detriment of the interests of in merchandise. legislation of such a character as in vo1' "f belter .schools, however, and are prevent clashes between the operators i willing to bear their share of taxation and the miners. The bill wan passed necessary to provide better education, by the house by a vote of sixty to advantaja-fi for the young people of twenty, but was killed in the senate district. j because Dr. Hatfield as president of Remember that the high school will the senate referred it to a committee.I belong to the entire district and must always remain the property of the district. We are giving a great deal of atten- tion to the development of our coal, timber, farm land, horses cattle, hogs, .sheep and othsj- wealth producing products of the district, but our chil- dren are worth more than all of these. Let us give more attention to the de- velopment of WOMEN. Very truly yours, R. V. MARTIN, President. C. 0. DUNN, Secretary, Hoard of Education. Death of H. Word has been received here of the death of Mr. H. L. Amos, of Riverside, Pal., which occurred at his home, the ith inst., in the 70th year of his age. Mr. Amos was the father of the late Mr. Kllis Amos, and is survived by his vife and two Robert "'iitrick.-and Miss Alice Amos. Mr. p Amos for a number of years vns prominent and popular in the oal fields of West Virginia. In Oc- obcr, he moved with his family o Riverside, Cal., to make his home. Mr. Amos never recovered from the hock of the death of his son, Ellis, rhieh occurred in Beckluy one year 0 the (lay before his own. W. T. Wills was in tho city on lant uosday from Charleston, circulating mong his numerous businens friemlft 1 this section. friendly to it. surprised, after the senate that the house, when Dr. Hatfield reVen. the measure to the committee on rail roads, was konw'n to be unfrien illy to the bill and which never report ed it to the senate.. It was generally believed at tin time thai Dr. Hatlield reported Hit bill to a committee which he knew to to it because he was op- vent its passage through the senate. That the coal miners of West Vir- ginia regard Dr. Hatfield as a friend of the mine guard system is shown by the attiudc of the organized min- ers of district No. 17, United'Mine Workers of America toward him.on last Labor Day, September 2, 1912. Officials of the Miners' Union refused to speak upon the same platform with   

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