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Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - December 13, 1917, Beckley, West Virginia CLOSES SATURDAY 'NIGHT, DECEMBER YOtJR Buy at Home and Help Home Credit I VOLUME 39, NUMBER 28. Shop Early While" Stocks Areyrresh BECKLEY, RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1917. 51.50 Per Year, 5c Per Copy. (HO MEET AND-RAISE FEES MINE WORKERS' NEW PRESIDENT I Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Campbell Hosts; to Meeting Taking Im- I portant Step. 1 At.-a regularly called meeting of I IIhe.Raleigh County Medical Iwlrfcirmcl with Dr. J. A. Campbell! [Thursday evening, Dec.'6th, at Jp. the following physicians l-wefisfprescnV. W. "W. Hume, K, M. IJarrell, J. A. Campbell, Robert IWMston, E.S.-Dupuy, D. W. Snuf- U. G. Cook. The meeting was .presided over Iby Dr. Hume, president of the so- Iciety. At a previous meeting, a commit-, Itee was appointed to draft a new! Ifee bill for the physicians of the' and this report was-heard, lat this tinie, and was unanimouslyj [adopted by the society. No announcement of Hie amount of'increase was made. Medicines and physicians' sup- plies, o'n the have advanced over 100 per cent, ami this, together; villi the general increased cost ofi [jiving which hits the physician] alike with other people, necessitated.! an increased price for their pro- fessional services. Following the business meeting, all were .invited to assemble in the timing room of the host and hostess, [MULLENS FIRE TAKES TOLL OF ONE LIFE AND MUCH PROPERTY ACTIVE CANDIDATE IN BIG, PRIZE RACE Entire Business District of Wyoming County Metropolis! is Swept Clean, Including Splendid New Hotel j and Bank Baby Burned, Frank J. Hayes. In assuming the presidency- of the United Mine Workers of Amer- ica recently, Mr. Hays, who rose to that position from work as a trapper boy, made it clear that he was a loyal American p'atri- ind were there served with all good-ot and would do all in his power Jungs to eat would please' to give the government an uninter.- rupted supply of coal during the war. He spoke as follows: "the success of the war depends upon the patriotism of the miner no less than the soldier. I have no sympathy v.i'th local- strikes or shutdowns, and shall put forth my best efforts to maintain peace the industry. khe inner man, especially that of pbe doctor. At the conclusion of the festivi- ties, a rising vote of thanks was extended to Dr. and Mrs. Campbell, by the society, for the delightful Entertainment and hospitality. TEACHER BROUGHT TO Principal of Dorothy Schools Quits; ministration his success in winning i the mine workers to 'the policy of 'remaining at work during the pe- riod of making new working ron- That a teacher manifesting pro- tracts or other Wher-, Ijcrman tendencies will not last long ever miners are ortwnizcd they are Iimong Raleigh county patriots has! now p1 edged to this policy, and' Ijeen demonstrated by the cxpcri- j when this is taken into considcra- nce of Miss Viola K.intz, erstwhile (ion it becomes increasingly appnr- Ijrincipal of the Dorothy schools, -enf that the strikes which persist whose very name smacks of saner, 'here and there are not in sympathy) Kraut and "weiners." jvvith the organization, but promoted' Some time -County Suncrin-'from some other source. Icndcnt W. S. Rogers received from The entire business district of the town of Mullens was swept out of existence Tuesday afternoon by a fire that started about noon, in rooms over the 5 and 10 cent store occupied by a family by the name5 of Jackson. Its exact origin prob- ably" never will be known. One life was lost, that of the six months' old son of Bertha Jackson, who oc- cupied rooms with her parents in the place where the fire started. The baby was cremated and no trace of Us body, found. It is esti- mated that Ihe property loss 'will reach or more. ..Fanned bv a high wind, the fire spread rapidly from its starling point in the block about midway between the Bank of Mullens build- ing and the Dunnian hotel. Frame buildings on both sides apd across the-street were quickly ignited, and by six o'clock the heart of the town, several blocks in extent, had been swept clean, except for heaps of smouldering ruins. The new hotel and Bank of Wyo- ming building, with all the fine furnishings that workmen just in the act of unpacking, was corn- Scores of families living in flats in the business section of the town were rendered homeless, but ex- treme suffering was prevented by the timely arrival of a relief train from Charleston early in the night, bringing tents, bedarng and food- stuffs. The Winding Gulf brancTi train of the Virginian railway was up until six o'clock, and many of those whose homes had "been de- stroyed came to Beckley and iiiter- mcdiate points. The train was crowded to its utmost capacity, when it reached this city at lufJO in the night. In the absence of a water, system it was impossible to offer any re- sistance to the fire, and the towns- people could do nothing but stand iside and wait for the tire to burn itself out. Not even a bucket brig- ade could he formed, for Guyan- dotte river and Slab Fork creek were both frozen -over. The tem- norary quarters of the Bank of Wyoming were saved by the dyna- miting of two frame buildings near I. The homeless families arriving here from the stricken city on the nlcfely destroyed, part of the walls night train were particularly rtis- falling in. Not more than half the loss was covered by insurance. tressed about the destruction of the splendid new hotel. It was the Other business firms whose build- pride of the town, and was to have the greatest achievement of his iirgs and stocks were destroyed were the Bank of Mullens, the Mul- kns Hardware Furniture the Banks. Department Store, the Miners' Pharmacy, Chas. the local Under Pressure From State Officials. been opened Saturday night with a big dance, lo which all the best peo- ple of that section of the state had been invited. Mullens has developed wonder- fully in the past three or lour years, Kitchen Mrs. j but the fear of just such a catastro- swepl down upon it Tues- nl.int of lhe Mullens has been ever-present among its vocale, lhe Virginian rail-way sta-jthoughtful- people, and tor some tion. and all the restaurants, Kro-jtime plans hud been on foot for the eery stores and meal The [financing and construction of town was swept clean of system. Il is quite probable to eat, except the stocks of two grocery stores in the out- that these plans will now be speed- ily rushed to completion and tire ti and the small private storesicilv reconstructed on a far more of outlying householders. [.substantial scale than before. Mrs. R. H. Grant, of Dorothy, a let-; ler stating that Miss Kaulz had de-j G. D. HOWELL DIES against Ivas loud in praise of the Kaiser ]md his methods. Mrs. Grant also expressed her personal conviction Night at Par: cats' Home in Roanoke. G. D. HoweM, son-in-law of Mr. hat such a person was not fit E. Hull, of this city, died Tuev Instruct American children. dav-night about ten o'clock at the Superintendent Rogers of his parents in Roanoke, Iliiite heartily, and forwarded thejVa. Mr. Hull and his d.-mghter, M-s. letter to State Superintendent M. P.j A. Z. Lilly, were at the bedside was later advised by when the end came. ,fr. Shawkcy that he had turned it Mr. Howell had in dc'icate ver to the state councilor defense.] health for a year or more and hope .his Mr. Rogers received his ultimate recovery had been 'rbni J. V. Sullivan, secretary of the abandoned for some time. For jtate council of defense, that months he was a patient in Kautz had resigned and that private sanitarium in Liurel, Md., [traitorous doctrine not be j but was removed to his parents' inned into the ears of in Ronnoke about a week ago. He was well known here, having been a frequent visitor-to. the city Is hot known. She. was since his ninrriape to Miss AVil- lit the beginning of the school by lie Hull in 1902. They had no jthe Clear Fork district .board of chi'dren. education. Superintendent Rogers] Until cornpe'led to give uo active fchool children any longer. "Where Miss Kautz hailed from Three Blizzards Roar Through Af-lDrive for Ten Million New Members fiicted C'i'v, Rendering Tragedy Seals and Show That More Terrible. You Have a Heart. The ramming of the big ocelm freighter Mont Blnnc, loaded with munitions of war and setting out for Europe, by a Norwegian steam- er in Halifax harbor, last Tnursday, caused flic greatest disaster in the history of the western hemisphere. The munitions ship, loaded with benzine; other high explosives and shells, blew up, scattering death and destruction over two square miles of the thickly populated city. Since then the stricken city has lieen swert by three successive b'izznrds of the greatest intensity experienced in years. One thousand and Iwo hundred nnd eighty dead have been identi- ned. according to latest reports, and iMO uniidentitlcd dead. In addition to the above total IMS surprised to find that disloyalty i business by' his -fai'im? hei'lh, 'Mr. persons are unaccounted for, iad projected itself so impudently j Howell was manager of a big piano [are wounded, nnrl ?S.nflO homeless. Iiad Into tlie schools of the county. SMALL CHILD BURNS ad Accident Results in Death Son of Affinity Couple. to A very sad accident was the Wiring to death of the 22-monlhs- d son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Lilly, Affinity, last Thursday afternoon, left (he child for a few homenls while shu ran to a neigh- s' home on some, small errand, hile alone the little chap in some iianner caught fire from an open replacc, and- was so badly burned death 'resulted in a short time ifter. the terrified- mother's return, the little body- was brought to Beckley and interment was made Bq Saturday afternoon in Wildwood rcmetery. 'The father is a brother fcf C. L. Lilly, of this city. Both e sons of Press Lilly, of East Bccklcy. store in Redding, Pn., though broke out in lhe wake of lhe he was. en- pud hundreds of people, business in "inned bcnc.ith the wreckage of Ihrir homes, were burned to de-'ih No word as to funeral arrange- before hc'i) could reach them. Win- ments hnd been received here un to.dows in thousands of homes were nnou hut it will prob- ably take place Thursday in Roa-j time of his marriage fiagcd in the music Charleston. sheltered bv tlie force of (he explo- During the hustle and bustle of preparations for a merry Christmas the Red Cross and its great service of mercy should not he lost sight of by the people of Raleigh county. Contributions are to be made to the war work of the Red Cross, and Christmas seals to he bought to .help in its anti-tuberculosis cam- paign. President Wilson as president of the American Red Cross has issued a call lo ten million Americans to join Ihe organization during next week, which will end with Christ- mas eve. The membership fee is every American man or woman who docs not go to the front should contribute that much to the safety and welfare of those who must go. Says the President: "You should join the Red Cross because this arm of_ the national service is steadily and efficiently maintaining its overseas relief in every suffering land, administering MRS. CHAS. LOGAN Beckley, W. Va. It is doubtful whether any can- didate in lhe race has a wider circle of acquaintances than Mrs. Chas. the popular lady whose photo "appears above. Wilh her pleasing manner she has made hun- dreds of friends, nol only in this vicinity but throughout Ihis section of the slate. Her vole-getting abil- ity is unquestioned and if predic- tions do not go amiss, she will take her place among Ihe- leaders on Dec. 22nd. KINGS DAUGHTERS MEET And Provide For Usual Holiday Activities Among the Poor. session, with the E. McCrecry, in A Kings Daughters meeting of unusual interest was held' last Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. K. R. Galloway, for a devotion- al and business leader, Mrs. J. charge. The following program was' givon: 90th Howard Rogers. William Taylor. Somebody Today." D. Howe Johnston. Sense of Mrs. A. W. Childress. Mrs. Oil fee. secretary, read the report which acknowledged grate- fully a check of SJO.OO 'from a kind donor, who requested that his name bi- wilhhe'd. A large donation of coffee fronr Allen Pack was ap- preciated and a vole of thanks for their generosity was recorded. The sum of S93.G2 which was realized from the Japanese, sale and oyster supper on Saturday night was re- ported by the treasurer. The Amer- ican Christmas fund which is being aiscd by the Kings Daughters was started with a donation of by Kings Daughters. Other friends wishing to add various amounts to this fund will kindly notify Mrs. W. M. Taylor or Mrs'. T. H. Wiclc- liam. ROFFKERHOEHIMEDBY' flff 'STARTING IN KITCHEN Big toss Sustained by Popular Charleston Bad Fires. The RiifTner hole! in Charleston was seriously damaged by fire early Wednesday morning. From Mr. R. D. Forbes, manager of RulVner Brothers' branch wholesale grocery house at Miibscotl, it is learned that the fire started about one o'clock.in the kitchen, spreading rapidly to tlie dining room and the upper floors in the rear of the hotel. No estimate of the damage hnd been attempted, he said, but the building was so badly damaged, that repairs may' he impossible without (raring down a large part of it. 'Smoke and water so damaged costly furnishings that they will he al- most'a total loss. Ail the guests es- caped injury, other than minor scratches and bruises. Good work' by the Charleston fire lepartment prevented its spread to R'uffner Brothers' big wholesale store next door and to the immense warehouse in the rear of the hotel. Both were severely handicapped, however, by the fact that the power ind'heating plants of the hotel were jut out of commission, light, heat, and power for both being supplied "rom" the hotel plant. Intense cold weather such as has prevailed' during the past few days never seenis to fail to bring with it nany destructive fires. On Sunday night the Dunbar Traction Com- xmy's power plant and car barn at Dunbar was burned. The same night the city of Wheeling sustained i heavy fire loss, the plant of the Wheeling Register and the big de- partment store of House Herman icing destroyed'. The loss amount- d to over a half-million' dollars. BREACH OF PROMISE SUIT. Carrie Suing J. H. Walker, Fails to Recover. A breach of promise suit was de- cided in the circuit court during, the oast week in favor of Ihe defendant. If was the case of Carrie L. Eggles- ton against .1. 11. Walker. Roth parties live at Eccles, and the de- fendant did not deny thai he had mid some court to the lady, but !lia( on account of her affairs with other men lie had not wished to to our millions wisely and well ]lei. am] ncvcr promised awakening the gratitude of every people." noke. Colored Rsd Cross Work. The colored auxiliary of the local] and then followed one raging hazard after women :md chi'dren were frown bv the, hundreds. Homes could not heated without windows, and committee of Me Rec.klcv "T. B." Seal Sales. The sa'e of Red Cross Christinas was no 1 glass for repairs." At- successful. UevTVarc to Wed- Ware left Wednesday .Mo., to the wedding nf his Rev, Ritchie Ware, formerly pastor (if the Christian chiirqh in l.his city. dr.'AVnre's is Miss Cor- Red Cross chapter, Ihruogh its pro--', Jn f werc only idcnt, Mrs. P. P. G'cnn. has turned over to the chanter collected from new members of the fluxiliirv. The auxiliary has also bought worth of Red Cross Christmas senls, and 'made a contribution of lo lhe Army. Y. M. C: A. fund. Officials of the nuxilinrv are now planning to fit up a sewing R of to which all the colored women ,o customcrs for several dnvs preceding Christ- mas dav. Hundreds of people who hive never tasted deer or bear will thus be give nan opportunity to Meat, and Venison. Something new and unique for the Christmas dinner menu is prom- i'ed Rec.kleyites bv R. R. Yaple, of the Union Cash Store. In some manner he has been able to secure Raleigh, Sylvia, and Beckley will he invited to come and help with the making of hos- pital garments, etc. Last "Hello" Girl Weds. Tuesday evening, at Ihe home of Mr. and Mrs. George Pitt- of Spragiic, -iheir daughter, Educators Will Confer. Stale .Superintendent Shnwkey has called a slate educational con- Miss Lollie, became'tlie wife of iference to be lic'd in Clarksburg on (___ Frost, of Platlsburg, nnd they j Mr. Fred Cole, of Mabscott. Rev. December 27 nnd 28, to draft a be mnrried at her home next I A. If. Mntheny officiated, only, the now school codp for West Virginia. I the" family being pros-, County 'Superintendent W. S. Rogers 1-Rc.v; AVnve is at present pastor Piltiuan was 'exporting to be present, lint e.hnroh of- for .scvcVnl months, in the employ'sbto school .heads and leading K-tov Ic'ive the'-llrsl. of Ihe P. Telephone Company educators front piirt TeMii., to Bccklev. They will their stale will be.there. Some pin-Is of the very Hue Wo- of which Mrs. W. AV. Hume is chairman. Any individual or organization who wishes lo con- tributc to. Ihe good 6f hy selling them should apply, to her. Every individual, business house or organization selling as many as 500 is presented with a health chart. It has long been the fashion to use them profusely Vm holiday letters and packages. More and more peo- ple are thus using them every year. For they are neat, brightly colored lillle seals lhat not only bear a message of good cnecr, but pro- claim the fact that their purchaser was a person of kind heart and good disposition. Every school, every church, every store should sell them, and every- body should buy them. to. The however, insisted that he had promised to marry her, but failed to make good. The jury returned a verdict for Walker, and the costs werc assessed against the fair plaintiff. Thirty additional jurors were drawn this week Irt complete lhe business of the present term. They are as follows: Rurk Richmond, W. S. Eppling, C. II. Arthur, Hiram Croft, W. D.. Parker, Wiley Huff, G. C. Calvin Hugh Thompson. C. K. Walker, Abe Redden, G. L. Jan-ell, G. B. Biggs, Seth Dunbar, James D. Lilly, A. G. Turner, Alva Tench, H. S. Mcndor, G. J. Honakcr, V. T. Daniel, Oscar Thompson, .1. W. Bowers, W. E. McGinnis, James A.' Crews, Walter Taylor, Clark Barry, ,1. A. Farley, IT. I.. Gravely, G. W. Garrctson, and Uria Evans. Special Services. A scries of special services will he held in-the. M, F., church, south, beginning December and crm- for two will ho conducted by Rev. A, M. Mariiit, of, Charleston, accolnpcmi'-d by the NTo Meat Tuesd.-.y, No Wheat Wednesday, No Pork Saturday, Says Executive Decree. Governor Cornwell hist week is- sued the following proclamation: "The United Slates Food Admin- istration has asked the people of the whole country to observe a nml 'mentlcss' day in ench week in order that wheat and meat products may he conserved for the use of the men in our own army nnrt navy as well as for the men composing the armies of our allies in Europe, and has requested that I designate, by public, proclamation, those days, and call upon the peo- ple of West Virginia to observe them scrupulously. The Food Ad- ministration asks every one to main- tain rigidly a minimum of at least: "ONE WIIEATI.ESS day each week and one WHEATLESS MEAL each day; the whe.atless day to be Wednesday. By whcatless we mean to eat no wheat products. "ONE MEATLESS day each week which shall be Tuesday and one meatless meal each day. By meat- less we mean to eat no red beef, pork, mutton, veal, lamb; no preserved bacon, ham or liird. "ON'E PORKLESS day each week in addition to Tuesday, which shall Saturday. By porklcss we mean no fresh or saljed pork, bacon, lard or ham. "Therefore, in accordance with ;he regulations prescribed above ,md in accordance with Ihe. request of said Department of the Federal Government, I, therefore, designate of each week as a 'Whcalless Tuesday of each week as "Meatless and Satur- day of each week as "Po'rkless Day" urgently request all patriotic citizens in West Virginia to scrupu- lously observe them as such. To ilo so is one of the few and simple ways by which the people at home can aid Ihe men in the armies and to do something for humanity mid for the success of armies in winning the war. "JNO. J. "Governor." The Compliment Returned. In a basketball game here last Friday evening between Ihe Heck- Icy nnd Hinlon high school girls, the doubtful compliment handed the Bccklcyites in a recent game in Minion was retuniod. The liin; were dcfcntcd by a score of 12 lo 8. Miss JDoHfjlas, of Ifcelcs, ncled us referee.' It was n well plnycd en.rHved bv New Foodstuffs Used in Germany. Concentrated straw fodder and ground grape pips are suggested for (able use in Germany. In a pub- lished list of new foodstuffs, with descriptions of use, the following are also found: Rhubiird leates, seaweed, straw nicul, crushed and ground maize enrs, heather stalks, ground sugar- beet .seeds, parsley sued, wild rad- ish husks, broii, wine yeast, becch-_ mil cuke, fish, meal, nml' various mixed foods. Allempls have rccnilly been made in ICng'nnd lo establish the use of rhubarb leaves as greens, bill that such food is danger- vi'iili newspapers havrf' re- unid! crowd of root-l'm eating of rhubarb loaf
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