Raleigh Register, February 4, 1915

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February 04, 1915

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Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - February 4, 1915, Beckley, West Virginia (The II nlc in I) mJ S VOLUME 36. BECKLEY, RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, TlItJKSOAY, FEBRUARY 1915. NUMBER 35. TO BE IP LIT Astounding; Prodigality Ex- hibited in Governor's Recommendations. SULLIVAN VOTES FOR WOMEN -Raleigh Delegate Voted for Free Text ..Back Bill, But Side-Tracked on Measure Salaries For Raleigh Officials as Fixed by Bill.- REORGANIZATION. New Officers of Raleigh Hardware Company Elected. IflL SAVINGS BANKS Children of the.United States Total Deposits of Million and a Quarter Dollars. A million and a quarter dollars is on dcposi! in school savings banks A reorganization of the Raleigh Hardware company took place al a meeting of the stockholders last: week. New officers were elected as follows: Geo. H. Moss, president; R, K. Davis, vice-president; and John Hollandsworth, secretary-treasurer. in the United States, The growth of this company con- stitutes one of the remarkable phases of business history in Beckley. It was organized in 1902 on a small scale lo do a general retail business, and in twelve years has grown to 10 WILL SOCCEED OGDEN? IS QUESTION FB.THE FORMING MOOSE LODGE. I Rented arid Organization Will Avis and Smith, Both of Kanawha, Among the Latest to Be Mentioned. There is considerable discussion j ubout the statehouse prob-i large proportions in both ihe whole-! ing the school savings bank system, is, according to a! able successor to Ihe lale Judge i bulletin just issued by the Bureau of j Howard N. Ogdenas a member of the j Education. This money is distribu- j public service commission, though ,'ti !ed among pupils, who there-1 is admitted thai little will be known j by learn lessons of thrifl for use in'about it until the present legislation in amending the public service act has been put into the statute books. The two latest names to be meniion- later life. Belgium'has the honor of original- sale and retail trade, with branches according to the bulletin. Prof. Lau-Jed are Samuel B. Avis and S. P. W. Va., Feb. i at.Mabscott and Mullens. of in 1873, be-j Smith. "manv of the 'administration bills re- Tne main sfol'c recently occupied j ,tiin the work among -school children It seems assured that the bill pro- "many .of the administration bills re organizing .some of the departments and iii other cases creating new de- among-s a new building in this city, and "for amelioration of poverty and the viding for the divorcing of the work- business now covers a greater floor j improvement of individual and na- men's compensation department from Deputy National Director ,1. C. Buck, of the Loyal Order of Moose, and H. B. Saunders, of Fitspairick, are working on the organization of a Moose lodge Beckley with fine prospects for a large membership. Already more than one hundred charter members have been enlisted, and-at the first or organization meet- ing of the lodge it is expected that fully two hundred members will be ready to join. The I. 0, O. F. hall has been rented and the organization of the new lodge will fake place on February Iflih. Membership in the lodge olt'ers much in the way of benefits, and it has been a success in many parts of the country. 'partmehls the increases are on such space than that of any other concern j 'jonal life." His work soon attracted j !he commission will be passed, and a scale as lo make it look as if. iheJin Beckley. 'he allcnlion of the leaders of cduca-1 :hat it will be'presided over by one Governor had been merely talking! for: effect when he said in his bien- nial message that economy would be the watchword 'of his administra- Hon. Though the state is badly in debt various bills not only proposed by the Governor-hut which he will seek io force through mean an ad- .Uitional source of expense at the very time when there should be cur- tailment in all expenditures. .Not appreciating the lavish scale upon which the government was be-1 sensation that was brought to a cli-j Louisa Oberholtzer, of Philadelphia. who has aided in the compilation of the Bureau's bulletin on the subject. A FEDERAL INDICTMENT Preliminary Hearing of White Slave Case Results in Detention of Chicago Doctor. Dr. Fred N. Standbridge, of Chica- go, the principal in the white slave ing run, the people of. the state dis- max here last week in the arrest of regarded the frequently repealed i himself Gertrude Arthur, statement that the legislature had j of Cabin Creek, was bound over !o Several methods in vogue for col- been extravagant and by returning a-legislature of the same complex fhe Federal court at the preliminary hearing of the case before U. S. ion apparently sanctioned the ex- Commissioner H. M. Patterson. traVagance of the 1913 legislature.] Accompanied by his attorney and savinfs bank in ti'.'e school communi- II 'was said right aflcr Ihe election Deputy Marshall Lemon, Dr. Stand- that by sending to Charleston a leg-] bridge, was taken to Charleston the islalure amenable to the Governor i following day, and released on SoOO would construe it as the wish of j bond to appear for trial at the next tl'ie pc-ople of the Stale to continue j session of the Uniled States District the scale of expenditures nnd these'Court. Dr. Standbridgc left at once Spew measures proposed by [he Gov-jfor Philadelphia, his business head- .isrnor indicate that he is -confident quarters, where an anxious depart- there will be no criticism of his ad- j inenl head was probably awaiting ministration even if by virtue of the {him, passage of the proposed bills Ibej' Details of the sojourn of Stand- total running expenses of the govern- ment are materially increased. bridge and Mrs. Arthur in Bluefield, previous to coming to Beckley were One bill alone advocated by Ihe j told in the Telegraph, of that.city, as Governor means an additional ex- i follows: pense of about S50.000. It is the bill "Dr. Standbridgc while in the city !ion in iithcr countries. J man, probably the man who has j A native of Belgium, John Henry it in charge for the last year and ;t j half as a member of the whole com- i mission. The bill was report-} ed out of the committee in the house I Friday with the recommendation for passage. It provides, reduction in the salary of the com- missioner from per year to per year. In the event Commissioner Ott shou.d bekeptin charge of the work- men's compensation bureau, and thus automatically retire from the public service commission, il would leave Commissioner Wade C. Kilmer and Charles H. Bronson on the hoard. Both of them are Democrats. .It was reported several weeks ago that Com- missioner Kilmer had resigned, the resignation to become effective about the first of Ihe year. Mr. Kilmer is still on Ihe job. Thirty, put the school savings banks on a permanent footing in the United Stales. Mr. Thirty established banks in Long Island City, N. Y., and the New York schools, under Supt. Max- well, have been among the most suc- cessful advocates of the system. Mr. Thirty's efforts in behalf of school savings banks have been continued since his death, in 1911, by Mrs. Sara and banking the savings of f'e children are described. Usually 'he cooperation of a well-established !y is first secured. Forms and blanks ore provided hy the hanks When 'he amount reaches one dollar, the child i.s given a bank book and be-j'.houah it is scarcely to be expected reorganizing the State Board of Health. As.proposed by-.Jhe Gover- nor it creates the office of Commis- sioner of Health at a salary of 000 a year. That is House bill No. 153, and one can see for himself the large additional expense to the state its passage would entail. In addi- tion to a Commissioner of Health the bill creates six district health offi- cers at salaries of a year each and, furthermore authorizes the crea- tion of a public. Health Council each of whose members are to receive per day and expenses when in service. The bill, finally, appro- priates as a lump sum' to carry on the work of the new de- partment. In addition to the bill just men- tioned there is still another bill which deals with the subject of san- itation and the pollution of streams. This bill carries an appropriation of Whatever merit there may be in the bills and entering into ho discussion of their merit, they entail at least between them more expense on the taxpayers of West I Virginia. kvi. The Governor also has a bill re- 'organizing the Bureau of Labor, and the salary of the Commissioner of labor under that bill is increased from a year to a year. that he will hold on much longer, as (here is every reason to believe thai the bill now pending before the legis- lature providing for the reduction of 'he membership of the commission from four to three will nass, and cer- tainly at least one of the present Democraic members will have to go. As Mr. Bronson is a brother-in-law of the governor's, it is declared by many that if any Democrat is left on the commission it will be Bronson. in 1911, and has deuosited since then j This, therefore, would leave two Re- comes, throuqh Ihe schnnl, a regular natron of the hank. When the de- Dosit reaches S3 or S5 (as Ihe banks elect) it draws interest at 3 or more per cent. Among the cities where the school saving hanks have done notable work arc Pitlsburch, Pa., whe. i. over SGOO.OOO has1 been deposited since the introduction of Ihe svstem. Ches'er, Pa., has now on deoosit over Toledo, Ohio, established the system OP TALKS ME OF PRESIDENT He's "Wise and Courageous States- man Whose Program Has Been ___One of Upbuilding." __ SPLIT ON E NineMembers of Senate Ma- jority Join Repub- lican Vote. MENU IS NUT YET DEFEATED Sudden Turn in Parliamentary Strugr gle Extending Over Several Weeks Demoralizes Sponsors of Proposi- tion to Purchasje Foreign Merchant Ships. over with rcnorted publican members to be made his headquarters at one of before he left Bluefleld is said to as still on deposit. Atlantic City, Hatfield, in his'message have notified the proprietor that he .L, has on denosit over Pu-1 the legislature, recommended that was making preparations to bring I pils in Grand Rapids, Mich'., deposit-1 legal talent be employed for exclu- his wife here, stating at the same time that he had forwarded her mon- ev for transportation. One day last week Dr. Standbridge went into the coalfield 'and while there his sup- posed wife, in the person of Mrs. Arthur, arrived in the city, went to the hotel where Dr. Standbridge was stopping, registered as Mrs. Fred A. Standbridge and later was shown to ed in the several years since establishing the bank and have drawn out in that time only The bulletin suggests that there can be a stimulating relation be- tween the U.S. postal savings system and the school savings banks. The nostal savings bank receive deposits from all over 10 years of ase. "Chil- dren who have spent their pennies his room. She had her meals sent to and nickels in candy shops and mov- hcr room and made no other appear-! ing-picture shows until they are ance in the hotel until Dr. Stand-! 10 years declares the bulletin, bridge returned to the city from the "are not likely to hold Iheir cards coalfield. After the couple Had been ill the holed for a few days they left, Koing from here to Beckley." until they accumulate the to be exchanged for a certificate of de- posit. School savings hanks are needed to prepare young people to profit by the postal savings banks." Half a Dozen Serious Cases and More Than 50 Have Been Exposed. B. I. Faculty Entertained. Prof, and Mrs. Raymond A. Smith gave a very pleasant informal enter-j SMALL POX AT OAK HILL. tainment in honor of Prof. Smith's fellow workers, Ihe members of the Beckley Institute faculty at their home last Saturday evening. Music by Miss Brents and Prof. Karl Brown and a highly enjoyable guessing gaine were features of the evening. Refreshments were served. The guests included all the mem- The administration also.has a of the faculty_except the Misses reorganizing the department of mines, under the terms of which the salary of the Chief Mine Inspector is increased and six new inspectors are to be appointed at a year each. Indeed it would seem as if every board .were to he j and increases asked for at a lime! rigid economy should be prac- Shanks and Miss Winnie Cook, and were as follows: Miss Mabel Fast, Miss Bessie Flick, Miss Zorada Brents, Miss Bessie Lnnier, Rev. and Mrs. F. F. R. flowed, Frank M. Fnotc, Karl V. Brown and Mr. Motsinger. i -With all these increases no one in authority has yet been able to say "just.where Ihe money with which to meet these expenses i.s coming from, If taxpayers, if each individual tax- payer, realized how once again the expenses of the stale were to be jack- (cd up another notch or two them 'vfouW be a loud protest from nlLovcr :the State but they will not realize it Adams Express Issues Order. Circular No. 31, issued by the Adorns Express company to its agents is as follows: An outbreak of small pox at Oak Hill has thrown thai community into a panic. About half a dozen cases are now under quarantine. The epi- demic was not recognized as smalj pox until a few days ago when if was found that there were several cases. It seems that a Robinson boy came home from Blucficld sick with the disease several days ago. Sun- day night a Frazier boy, who was badly bokcn out, was at. church. j More than 50 people have been .ax- 1 posed and arc likely to develop the disease. Mrs. A. McBride has been very ill. Olhers who are ill are the Frazicr, Tcck and Robinson families. A strict quarantine has been insti- tuted and the schools discontinued. "A recent decision of the United Slates Circuit Court of appeals re- ______________ (Hiiresllfat no shipments of liquor be j udics, Guiw Entcrtnincd. delivered in West Virginia, except E Scotl cntcrtjiincd the wholesale shipments to dniggisls of pure grain alcohol for medicinal pur- poses, pharmaceutical, scientific and mechanical purposes, or wines for sacramental purposes. until the money has been spent. that all employ- There js no economy. Economy tys j m hc instructed con- been abandoned not only'by tho Executive .Deportment which Is ii.sk- Intf for more moniiy nnd incrcnsos. by the legislative brunch nil cerninif this, ns no shipments of li- quor dclivei'cd in West, Vir- hereafter ns above trtc.n Ladies' Guild of Ihe Episcopal church at her home on South Kanawha street lost Wednesday nftnrnnon. The following members of the guild en- joyed Mrs, Scott's hospitality: Mrs. E. S, Clark, Miss Ethel Clark, Mrs. .7. B. Enrwood, Mrs. R. D, Walts, Miss Mii.ry 'Cahfwcll, Mrs. Cbas. Grdy and itfrs. Masoli Kinin licrenrtor except ns anove mc.ti- _L Honed, and fniliire to comply makes IJaVld I.Hi.'ili U vIsltlnK his fmipliiy.e .'.tha sive service to the public, service commission, and it was said this job was being created specially for Con- gressman Samuel B. Avis. There is talk nmv thai Mr. Avis may be of- fered a position on the commission as a member and possibly as chair- man. Smith is a former sheriff of Kana- wha county, and chairman of the Re- publican committee of the county. WEISS BILL IS FAVORED. Sponsors Say It Is the More Likely of Two Bills to Pass. A large number of citizens of West Virginia have received letters this week from the National Child Labor Committee, which has headquarters at New York, protesling against the subsitution in the house committee on labor of the Weiss Child-Labor Bill for the Thompson bill, asking the citizens to complain to their rep- resenlalives. The national committee declares that while the subslilul meeasure is sponsored by the labor unions it yields to the glass interests the main [Joint at issue. The substitute bill, it i.s declared, omits three clauses of the bill: First, it 'does not prohibit nighl work for children under sixteen. Second, il docs not provide an eight-hour day for children under sixteen. Third, il does nol attempt to regu- late street trades. II is declared by. those in charge of the bill that the substitution was made because the committee fell that it would be possible to pass the Weiss bill, while the other probably would be defeale.d. That il .would be belter to get Ihe Weiss bill on the statute hooks With the prospect of amending it later than to fail of any. such legislation i.s firmly held by the present sponsors. Mr. and Mrs. GcoW. Williams were visitors in Charleston last ,i returning home Tuesday. They attended ,.lho reception given by GosrnofcAtlrt lit America is on the threshold of an era of prosperity, according to George W. Stevens, president of the C. 0. Railroad, who is in Charles- Ion on a tour of inspection. Mr. Stevens is one of the most influential railroad men in the country and is recognized as an'authority on econ- omics. Sitting at his mahogany desk in his private car, the keen-eyed railroad magnate on Tuesday pre- dicted an early resumption of con- ir.ercial and industrial activities that will place the Uniled Stales on a sub- stantial footing of prosperity. Mr. Slovens paid glowing tribute lo Pres- s-lent Wilson, whom he designated asj a "wise and courageous declared that unless the people -eUirn him lo Ihe While House "il will be a serious reflection on their intelligence." "President Wilson has proven him- self one of, the world's greatest he said. "His whole pro- gram has been one of- commercial and industrial upbuilding. His fed- eral reserve banking system will prove lo be a preventive of general panics, such as we have had in the past, serve as a'monuiiient t-i remind posterity of his greatness. The stand he took in the Panama j tolls dispute also proved that he hasi a comprehensive grasp of national and international problems. The country is safe in his hands. 1 be- lieve that business will have resum- ed its normal stride long before the] opening of Ihe next presidential cam-j paign. If it does, Mr. Wilson will be sure of re-election, I believe. Busi- ness conditions have been bad (lur- id? the .'as't year- it is true, but neither the president nor his parly, or ony other coterie of men could have made them otherwise, and if the American people fail .to .return Mr. Wilson to the White House, it be a serious reflection on their intelligence." "We had less traffic on our lines this December, than we have had in some years, but last month's busi- 'ness showed a decided improvement, and we anticipate a still greater im- provement-in February. The rail- roads have not yet begun to feel the benefits of the five per cenl freight rate advancement allowed by the in- terstate Commerce Commission, for several reasons, chief of which is !hc that the lulling does not ap- ply lo inslrastalc shipments. Some of Ihe states have allowed advance on local shipments, but others have not. think that Ihe bcoellls will be apparent within, the next month or two, and then, believe, Ihe rail- j roads will begin to make many much- j needed improvements. We, in com- iion with roods, have doi'o very little in the way of buying equipment for the very good reason that we did not have the monev to spend. Every railroad in the coun- try i.s in need of added equipment mid oilier improvements.' I believe they will sooii begin spending money for improvements and when they do, the d.'cct will be fell all over thy country." Democrats of the United States Senate split lost Monday in a vote on the president's ship purchase bill, against the passage of the minority members of the senate have waged one of the greatest parlia- mentary battles in the history of this government. The break in the Dem- ocratic strength brought to a sudden close a Republican filibuster against the bill that had continued over sev- eral days. The vote was on a motion -to recommit the bill to. committee, and nine Democrats' voted with the Republicans. The ship purchase bill is one of President Wilson's pet measures at this session. It is intended to open the way for a great expension of the United States merchant marine by making it possible for the govern- ment to purchase ships for our car- rying trade from all foreign nations who wish to sell. Hcpublir.au opposition to the bill is based on intimations from some of the belligerant nations of Europe that our purchase of ships from their enemies would be regarded as an unnculral act. The filibuster against ihe bill has gone on, how- ever, in Ihe face of assurances that every safeguard in the interest of peace would be taken. When the break finally came the Democrats succeeded in adjourning the senate with the motion to send the bill back to committee pending. The nine Democrats who voted with the Republicans were Bank- head Camden (Ken- Clark Hardwick Bryan Hitch- cock O'Gorman (New Smith and Varda- man VACANCY AT WEST POINT. Chance For Young of This Dis- trict to Enter Military Academy. Congressman James A. Hughes has one vacancy at the military acade- my at West Point, it is announced. Applicants should write at once to him, giving their full name, address, age and educational qualifications. The legally qualified candidate must report for examination at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, on the third Tues- of if then found to possess the necessary qualifications will be admitted to the military acad- edy on June 14, 101ft. The law provides that one person can be designated as principal and two others, as first alternate and sec- ond alternate. The persons who may be nominat- ed for the appointment must be ac- tual residents of the district, not un- der 17 nor over 22 years of age on the date of admission, and not less than 5 feet 4 inches in height at the age of 18 and upwards. Persons interested should write at once to Congressman .1. A. Hughes, House of Representatives. Washing- ton, D. C. Bright Ground Hog Day. Might just us well make up your mind that you're in for six weeks more of hard winter wcnlher. His Hogship's shndoAV on Tuesday was cost before him in bold relief as soon us hi; appeared in front of his hole, ami seiimpprcd buck for more of comfort bis ONE TREE BRINGS Single Sugar Pine Yields Lumber lo Build House. The government has received ijSOO.'IO in settlement for a single sugar pine tree which was cut in trespass in Ihe Stanislaus National Forast, in California, and which yielded more than enough actual lumber lo build a good-sized suburban frame house. The tree scaled board feel and was valued Hi ?5.25 per thousand feel. Not many trees contain enough lumber to build a two-fool board walk nearly two miles long, and this Is believed to bo the first- e'nse on record In which a single iree felled in a National Forest w.ts valued at almost SIOO on the slump-, although National Forest frequently sold'at rules. ;