Raleigh Register, December 9, 1915

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December 09, 1915

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Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - December 9, 1915, Beckley, West Virginia WHEN YOUR SUBSCRI1T10N EXPIRES THIS PAPER WILL STOP! WATCH YOUR EXPIRATION DATE AND RENEW ON TIME THE COMMERCIAL PRINTING PLANT OF THE REGISTER IS BEST EQUIPPED TO RENDER THE SERVICE MODERN BUSINESS DEMANDS VOLUME 37. BUCKLEY, RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, Ifllfl. NUMBER 28. Not Since Civil War Has So Grave a Program Been Considered. ISI1GINW1CKOFII Senttor Chilton Unanimously Chos- en as Vice-Chairman of Democrat- ic on Highly Important Committee on Military Notes. (By GEO. W. SU11MI5KS.) Washington, December Virginia was fully represented in both houses at the opening of the sixty-fourth Congress On Monday. The prevailing opinion is that this will be one of the most important sessions of Congress since the civil Congress and was inlerested in meet- the Federal government sufficient funds to pay West Virginia's part of the Old Slate debt. Should a hill be introduced lo have the federal gov- remnent pay West Virginia's part of the State debt, it would have no chance whatever lo pass, but by put- ting the bill in in its present shape there is a belter chance that it may go through. It is understood here, and has been stated by persons hack of the charg- 'es, that the attempt to impeach Judge Alston G. Dayton, of the United States court for the northern district of West Virginia, will be renewed during the present session of Con- gress. Those who had pushed the charges at the last session were not satisfied will) the result and arc un- derstood to have gathered a lot of new evidence, which they will un- dertake to get before Congress. Judge Dayton was here last week, just prior to the convcping of Con- gress and spent some time about the capitoi. He served many years in WILSON SCORES PLOTTERS IN MESSAGE TO CONGRESS In what are characterized as words that "fairly snapped with vigor and burned in President Wilson on Tuesday hurled at con- gress a denunciation of "hyphenated Americanism." Here is the gist of his he says on national prepared- ness, our policy toward Mexico, our friendly relations with South Amer- ican republics, the need of an American merchant marine, his condemna- tion of "war and suggestions on other vital questions. and will have up for consider- ation many matters of the utmost importance to the entire country. West Virginia Democrats have been selected in both Senate and House to take active parts in carrying out the program of the party in power and in each House West Virginians are occupying positions of promi- nence, right on the firing line. Senator Chilton was unanimously chosen by the Democratic caucus of the Senate as vice chairman of that (ing the members. It is not known whether Congressman Neely, who presented the charges against Judge Dayton at the last session, will do so again this lime or not. His recent ap- pointment will place Mr.Necly on the committee which would have to con- sider the charges if they are present- ed. A delegation of Boy Scouts and school teachers from White Sulphur Springs, in charge of Scoutmaster Thomas li. Machem, got to see the body. Senator Kern, of Indiana, President a few days ago through the once the Democratic nominee for I efforts of Congressman vice president of the United whoso secretary arranged a meeting i was made chairman of the The President shook hands hut said he would be unable to hej wilh lhpnl and greeted them cordial- present much of the time on account Two of the Boy Scouts had been of ill health. He asked [hat a vigo- caddies for the President when he i loyally into the very arteries of _ i 1. _ TIM -i i i niirnnHrir-ul cmicrhf f n nrr WAR AND NEUTRALITY. "We have stood apart, studi- ously neutral. It was our mani- fest duty to do so." "We still mean always to make a common cause of national in- dependence and of political lib- erty in America. It is known not to foe a selfish purpose." "We insist upon security in prosecuting our self-chosen lines of national development. We de- mand it also for others." "We will not maintain a stand- ing army except for uses which are as necessary in times of peace as in times of war." "War has never been a mere matter of men and guns. It is a thing of disciplined might." PLOTS AGAINST GOVERNMENT "I am sorry to Bay that the gravest threats against our na- tional peace and safety have been uttered within our own borders. There are citizens of the United States, I blush to ad- mit, born under other flags but welcomed under our generous naturalization laws who have poured the poison of dis- IN ST. LOUIS rous, active Democrat be selected! phrjcd golf at the White Sulphur, for vice chairman, and Senator Chil-jand llle was recalled by the boys ton was the unanimous choice. Toial lne White House, him will fall much of the party work of the session. All (he West Virginia Democrats in the House received most desirable and important committee assign- ments. Mr. Neely, of the first dis- trict, was placed on the judiciary committee, generally regarded as the most important committee in Ihe House with the exception of that on! ways and means, and one which it the desire of every lawyer to serve on. He is the youngest inember of jay selected St. Louis as the meeting the committee aiid Con-J place Of the 1910 Democrats convcn- gressman from the first distirct who' ever served on that committee ex- cept John W. Davis. Dale Set for Opening is Noon of Wednesday, June 14, Guarantee. The Democratic national commit-[ tee in session in Washington Tucs-i Brown, of the second district, was advanced on his old committee on banking and currency till he now ranks next to the chairman and is in line for the chairmanship, should a lion. The committee named the conven- tion city and adopted resolutions calling for the re-nomination and re-election of Wuodrow Wilson as; "the trusted head of national I Chicago and Dallas contested with' vacancy occur there. He is madej.st. Louis for the honor of the con- Ihe vice-chairman of the committee, vcniion hut St. Louis easily led from presiding in the absence of Chair-1 start and won on the second bal- man Glass, lie is also on mines and mining and railways and canals committees. Mr. Littlepage, who has come back from the third district, which he represented so well for two years, was given a place on the commiltci on military' affairs. Al this time national preparedness Ihe attracting world-wide attention, the committee on military affairs and that on navni affairs arc regarded as equal in im- portance to any committee of the House, and its work is to be so heavy that members of this com- mittee are not placed on any other committee. Each member from West Virginia has reason to he pleased wilh his as- signments and each has been warm- ly congratulated by his friends. Senator Chilton and Congressman Liltlcpage have undertaken in llicir respective Houses to put through the bill introduced some lime ago by Senator Chilton, authorizing any one of the thirteen original Stales, or any Stale formed from them, to sue fhe government for ils portion of Ihe proceeds of the sale of what was known as the Northwest Territory. When Virginia granted to the feder- al government that part of its terri- tory lying northwest of Ihe Ohio riv- er, it was provided that all proceeds from Ihe sale of such land should be distributed among the thirteen .states. This has not been done and Sena- tor Chilton introduced a bill to au- thorize a suit-by any of the Slates, which would permit West Virginia to sue as it was created entirely from the old State of Virginia. On the flrsl day of the Sixty-fourth Con- gress, Senator Chilton introduced his bill in the Senate and Congress- man I.lltle.pHge introduced nn Idcnll- lot. When the (rend of the voting was seen Texas moved that flic choice of St. Louis be made unani- mous. Dallas held second place on I !he first ballot bill was displace 1 by Chicago on the second roll call. Political leaders in Washington re- it as .practically certain that Chicago will lie selected for the re- publican convention when the lional committee of (hal parly mecl 'here next Tuesday. The dale for Ihis convention' probably will be late in June.. Each of the llvee cilies contesting for the democratic convention put in a bid of St. Louis placed in the I'ands of the chairman. New York drafts fnr that amount. Dallas offered a certified check', while Chi- :-atro nresen'.Pd a pledge from the As- of Commerce to conirilmJe S'OO.nilfl on rail of the treasurer of (he democratic committee. The advocates of St. Louis supple- mented their financial inducements by a warning to the conrnittee !hal Ihe convention was needed in M's- souvi to keep the eighteen electoral votes of that slate in the democratic The delegation from Dallas pleaded with (.''e to re- ward the loyal democracy or south by sending theconvention next year to a southern slate. Chicago based ils appeal largely on its climate and its known ability o take care of convention crowds. our natioral life; sought to bring the aulhority and good name of our Government into contempt; to destroy our industries where- over they thought it effective for their vindictive purposes. "America never witnessed any- thing like this before. It never dreamed it possible that men sworn into its own citizenship.. would ever turn in malign reac- tion. "But the ugly and incredible thing has acfualy come about, and we are without adequate Federal laws to deal with it. I urge-you to-enact such laws at the earliest possible moment, and feel that in doing so I am urging you to do rothing less than save the honor and self- respect of the nation. "Such creatures of passion, disloyalty and anarchy must be crushed out. "There arc some men among us and many resident abroad who, tho born and bred in the United States and calling them- selves Americans, have so far forgotten themselves and their honor as citizens as to put their passionate sympathy with one cr the other side in the great European conflict above their re- gard for the peace and dignity of the United States." THE MEXICAN SITUATION. "We have been put to the test in the case of Mexico, and we have stood the test. Whether we have benefited Mexico re- mains to be seen. Her fortunes are in her own hands. But have at least proved that we will not take advantage of her in her distress." Recommendations made by the President in discussing other subjects are: PAN-AMERICANISM Suggests preparation for na- tional defense be viewed in the light of this country's new rela- tions with its sister republics of Central and South America. Increase it to officers and men. Train citizens, to be raised each year for three years, to serve three years and be subjected to call for three more years. NAVY Build within Jive years 10 bat- tle ships, six cruisers, 10 scout cruisers, 50 destroyers, 15 fleet submarir.es, 85 coast submarines, four gunboats, one hospital ship, two ammunitions ships, two fuel ships, one repair ship; add 7500 2300 apprentice seamen, 1500 marines, 300 naval cadets. MERCHANT MARINE Pass proposals for immediate purchase or construction by the Government of ships to be oper- ated bytheGovernmentuntil pri- vate capital can conduct an ade- quale merchant marine. PORTO RICO AND THE j PHILIPPINES I Pass bills to reform Philip- I pines' governme-t, give Por- Rieo-fntter-political justice. I REVENUES Continue present emergency act and duties on sugar; reduce the amount of salaries against which the income tax is assessed, and increase the present income tax rates; taxes on gasoline, au- tos and internal explosion en- gines, pig iron and fabricated iron and steel, and stamp tax on bank checks suggested. OTHEK QUESTIONS Adopt means to make railroads" and oilier industries avaiable for mobilization for defense; give Kederal aid to industrial and vo- cational education; extend rural cerdits; appoint commissions to sludy needs of common carriers. BAPTIST CHURCH BURNS. East Bccfcley House of Worship De- stroyed Sunday Night. Fire believed to have originated from an overheated stove destroyed the East Beckley Baptist church be- tween ten and eleven o'clock Sunday night. The church stood just out- side of Wildwood cemetery and was a very good frame structure, worlh probably Insurance was car- ried in the amount of Services were conducted Sunday night at the usual hour, and some fire is believed to have been left in a stove at the time the congregation wa-. dismissed. This stove must la- ter have become overheated and set (ire to the building. Nothing could be done after the alarm was given, and members of the congregation were forced to stand by and watch their house of wor- ship crumble beneath the flames. Kings Daughters Meeting. The local convention of the Kings Daughters was held Tuesday even- m PKCE TERMS Ready to Quit With Less Spoils of War Than So Far Demanded. Open Road to Constantinople, Insur- ing "Place in the Buffer States to Ward Off Russia, and Freedom for Belgium are Chief Settlement Points Outlined. Germany is about ready for peace with less of the spoils of war than she has so far demanded, according to an outline of the terms that would be acceptable which was given out by a Washington German in intimate touch with Berlin's policies. The statement, it is believed, reflects ac- curately the views now held by the Kaiser's advisers. Terms, as out- ing in the Presbyterian church and lineci' are as follows: was well attended and enjoyed by all. The following program was ren- dered: for the King. Geo. N. Thomas. Scripture reading and remarks by Mrs. S. P. Christian, state president of Kings Daughters. Cocal Neal Walters. Summary of year's Gen. Baker. Talk on State Chris- tian. Vocal Neal Walters. Receiving new members. Geo. N. Thomas. Informal Reception. GAS EXPLOSION IS JURY'S VERDICT Testimony of Thirty Witnesses Indi- cates Twenty-Three Victims Were Killed by Gas. The 23 miners killed in the mine of the Boomer Coal and Coke Com- pany at Boomer Tuesday of last week met death through a local gas explosion in the first right of the 2i.st-enfry, according to a verdict of 'he coroner's jury. No recommend- ations were made. Thirty witnesses were called by t--e jury. Nearly expressed Ihe FASMERJMBLT, IS DEAD Passed Away Tuesday at the Hospital of Acute Dilatation of the Stomach. cnl hill III the House. They will un- dertake In get their measures through with a view to getting from Becklcyites Drilling Well. S. S. Gore and L. A Pine, both fnr- ner residents of Rccklcy, arc engag- ed in sinking a well for the Virgin- inn railway near its Princeton sta- tion. II bns reached n dcp'.h of over flOO feet, hut the water production is only about gallons nn haur, and not enough lo ineet Ihe n perls of the ,1'flilrottd, They will In the hope of striking a greater flow, i ,i J. J. Mankin, aged about sixly years, a well to do farmer of near Boli, died Tuesday al al t.ie Beckley hospital. He had been a sull'erer with stomach trouble for several jears, and the cause of his death is given as acute dilatation of .he stomach. He came lo the hospital lasl week in a very serious condition, and was operated upon Saturday as a lasl re- sort in Ihe efforts of physicians o prolong his life. When the end came Tuesday the body was taken in charge by Undertakers II. T. Calfce and Son, and the funeral was held Wednesday at Mr. Mankin's late home. Mr. Mankin is survived by several grown children. His wife died quite n number of years ago. The deceas- ed was a son of Mirtin Mnnkin, and widely connected wilh many of the older families of the county. B. Mnnkin at Surveyor is n brother. He was one of the substantial citi- zens of thai part of the county in which he lived, a kindly neighbor and a good man, nnd there, arc many who will learn of hli death with of sorrow. DAUGHTER OF S. E. 1HJBOPASSEDAWAY Died Monday Morning After a Hope- less Illness of Several Years With Heart Trouble. Miss Irma Recce Turner, daughter of Mr. and M.S. S. K. Turner, (lied at their home in Wesl Beckley Mon- day morning. She had been an in- valid for several years, suffering with vahular heart trouble and at- tendant complications. She was nearly seventeen years of age. The Turner family is one of the hesl known and most highly respect- ed in Ihe city, and though it had been known for a long lime that Ihe young lady could not possibly get well, Iheir grief is hard lo bear, and sympathy is deep and general. Es- pecially is this true among the young people who had known her as a companion and playmate and lov- ed her gentle sweetness of charac- ter. .Miss Turner is survived by her pa- rents and one sister, Miss Evva Tur- ner. The grief-stricken father is a member of fhn linn of Rose A Tur- ner. Funeral services were held Wed- nciita.v iifiernOon at two o'clock in itfeVrwbvlormn chinch, followed by. Intetwnt In tyildwood cemetery opinion that the explosion was due to gas but the majority contends there were two explosions instead of ine and that they occurred about forty-five minutes apart. Others contend that what some believed was first explosion was only a fall o late. Inspectors John Aljsulom, R. B Cobb, John G. Vaughn and Eli J. Ma son, who examined the mine will 'he chief inspector, expressed Ihe be- lief that only the lack of dust in the prevented a catastrophe tha would have claimed the lives of many more miners. This belief wa; also expressed by Superintendent W F. Handl, of the Sunday Creek oper- ations and experts who examined Ihe mine. Superintendent H. T. Hudrly, fol- lowing the taking of evidence this afternoon requested Chief Karl Hen- of the state dcnartmcnt of Mines to furnish him with an inspector k formulate plans to safeguard as fat- as possible the operation of Ihe mine. Germany to have full power over the Balkans, insuring her a road lo Constantinople and Asia Minor, Ihus giving her a. "place in the sun" independent of Brit- ish sea power. BulTer state to be maintained between Germany and Russia, including the proposed Kingdom of Poland, and of Rumania. The restoration of the old boundaries in the West, with complete freedom for Belgium, and even, possibly, a slight con- cession to France of Ihe speaking parts of Alsace. There is no mention of indem- nities nor of Dr. Dernherg's de- mand for "freedom of the seas." "Germany, I think, does not want any increase in lerritory. We believe in a unified nation, a nation wholly German, and we know that the at- tempt to incorporate peoples of other blood is sure to make trouble and weaken the whole. We hope the Poles will mostly go of their own will to the new kingdom of Poland. In places where the population'is whol- ly French, we might be willing to make a change if we got compensa- tion elsewhere. "We know there cannot be peace with England while we try to hold Belgium, We would not expect that lo put her inside a German customs union, which has been sug- gested. England would never make peace with German soldiers at Ant- B. I. Piano Recital. A piano rccilal will be given by Ihe music department of Beckley Insli- tiitc next Tuesday evening at eight o'clrck in the Inslitute auditorium. It will be under (he direction of Miss 13-f.nls, instructor of the music de- nartmenl. A line program of beautiful vocal and i.'istrumcntal selections has been arranged and a musical Ircat is promised. Much Lumber Burned. L. E. Mankin, well known timber operator of Surveyor, who is cutting and sawing a tract on Laurel creek, sustained a heavy loss: by flrc on November 20th. A large quantity of lumber that had been slacked in he yard was burned. The loss was not learned, hut Mr. Mankin is un- derstood to have carried in- surance with Ihe Home Insurance Agency, Ash McCrccry, formerly of Beck- tev, now located nt St. Albnhs, Is here hd week looking Rficr business tmlleri >ind veiling relatives "We must have protection against Russia, and buffer states would do that. The details arc not suppose the new kingdom of Poland under German influence, and per- haps Bessarabia to Rumania. We must be relieved of Hie constant dan- ger and pressure from the uorlli. It has long been Intolerable. "The most important thing would be to hold what we have jus! won in the Rnlkans. II is in that direction that the natural expansion of Ger- man influence would seem to run. "I do not mean that we would de- stroy the autonomy of Ihe Balkan peoples, but to have a recognized in- fluence which would give us power to maintain order and offer safe mar- kets for our merchandise and safe homes for our overflow people "Of course, that means control of Constantinople. We could not have Russia there. She would have lo. get her warm-water port elsewhere. There would be no objection, J think, lo Russia's going through "nr- sia and finding a port on the Persian Gulf." CIRCUIT COURT SESSION. Regular December Term Began Mon- day Under Judge Miller. The. circuit court has been in ses- sion since Monday wilh Judge H. Miller on the bench, and many cases have received attention. The commissioner's sale of prop- rfy in (he case of W. R. Peters vs. W. R. Johnson was confirmed. Differences in the case of I. C. Pepper, el vs. J. M. Huffman, ct at, were referred to Commissioner M. C. Brnckmnn for a report at thr next term. R. W. Tench vs. 0. A. Tench, in ijcctmcnt. Motion' to set aside the overruled, lo which tlcfcn- lant took exception, but n wril of WHS nwnrdcd lo Ihe plain- iff. A slwy of 30 days WHS. however (runted'for Inking nn appeal lo the supreme court. ;