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   Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - December 19, 1918, Beckley, West Virginia                                Christmas Number VOLUME 39, NUMBER 28. BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1918 BEADJUSTSIENT PERIOD DE- MANDS NEW BUILDINGS OF EVERY KIND. City Cannot Expand Unless Homes 'Are Provided for Business District Also lo Witness Greatest Amount of Construction Since the Big Fire of 1S12. The aflcr-lhe-war readjustment period in Beckley will be attended j by the biggest era of building in the city's history, not excepting Ihe pe- riod of feverish building activities that succeeded the big fire in the spring of 1912. This applies not only to business struclures, but fo residences Beckley must build more stop growing, and as this not arid never did intend lo stop growing, the' concensus of opinion, 5s that the houses will he built, as soon as money that had been dl- i reeled into other channels while the war was on can be released for the; purpose. There is money aplenty PRESIDENT IN PARIS Influenza-Pneumonia Takes Another Acclaim by Greatest Celebration in Gay Capital's History. President Wilson reached Brcsl, France, on his way to the peace con- ference last Friday, December (day of all daysl) and'proceeded the j following day to Paris, where he re- ceived the plaudits of the greatest outpouring of Frenchmen in the his- tory of the gay capital city of the {real sister republic. Never has mortal man been ac- claimed as was the great American 'resident on the day of his arrival at the French capital. The celebra- tion during the night that followed exceeded in its scope and volume the Paris celebralion of ulicl night. American soldiers were made prevailing plague She the lions of the fete wherever they appeared. The President is going quietly about the business that took him to Europe, conferring with the heads of the allied governments to get their of Communty's Young Mothers Before Her Time. Perhaps the most profund shock I Raleigh that has come lo Beckley since the incursion of the influenza epidemic TEACHERS POZZLEO AS TO Attorney General Suggests That Part Payment for Idle Time Would 5c Per Copy; Per Year was caused by the death of Mrs. -Mary Virginia Phipps, wife of Lu- ther B. Phipps, which occurred last Wednesday, December llth at 2 p m., at their country home just he- Be Fair. county public school teachers, and in fact those in all parts of West Virginia, have been in a quandary concerning their salar- CHILD LABOR LAW Will be Presented to State Legisla- ture which Convenes Next Month. The organization of West Virgin- ia for the protection of her c IJL yl m.r cuugren_______ has been slarlcj. T, Wes( Virginia FOSTER AND DUTIES Child Labor Committee. iv, Comm'tlee, organized at Wheeling last Thursday, has un-f dcrtaken the task of carrying (lie message of child.protection lo every corner of the stale. A Child Labor Bill, in which it is hoped to meet all DESTROY 13 STILLS DURING THE YEAR. it illuUl i.111 ies during the period of idleness situations peculiar to the state, forced by the influenza epidemic. -Much public discussion of the oues- nuiuc JUS I UK- i' i yond the northwestern limits of the resulted. The teachers and city, following a brief illness of fhc a great nially other People think they i ui HHJ i f it was one of re- !he most popular and highly ,t- specled young women of the citv the mother of three fine with everything to live for, and there ought to be paid full time for the period of the epidemic. They say they are under contract to teach, and point out thai Ihey gel little enough at best. The other extreme is universal sorrow because of h-rl view is that they should not be paid 'anything. They argue that neithe with influenza for a short time, l-u's. Phipps developed pneumonia in one lung on Monday, the 9th a rule the teachers get all they de- serve anyway, Between these two extremes is a large element of people who uay pneumonia appeared "link the nlatler should be com- j-ilso in the other lung, and the end' "romisttl bv pa.vjng the teachers- followed Oil..... nr. _______ on Wednesday, the na j p''lrl sa-v Per cent of the to do it on a large scale, but it will Costly Plant Installed by New Hirer dent remaining !akc a little time to divert it from! Company in Charge of Well I moment: Her Known Beckleyites. i Andrews, of Alderson, and 'her E' Tl war-time service back into the arts! of peace. i While the war was on, people who' were able to build houses for began using in its mines alj bedside. or sale, found it impossible, to electric, power supplied byj Mrs. Phipps was 27 years of -i pete with the government in lhei'ls ncw sub-station located at a point (She was burn near Becklev nn e na ing conscious to the lhe scllools arf- closed on ac- er parents, Mr. and Mrs of epidemic. The question Ewart, her sister Mrs J M I 'las Decn submitted to Attorney Gen d, who aligns him- er Hiver Company last Sat- brother. P. Ewart, were all at the'- w tlle view of i ;_ i matter in an opinion submitted as follows: "This question has arisen in va- and this de- thus producing a .practicable, com- mon-sense law, is being prepared. As soon as it comes from the printer copies of the bill will be distributed and the support of every citizen in the state sought. The officers of the committee are- Walter B. Hilton, Wheeling, chair- man; Miss Nola McKinney, Fair- mont, treasurer, and Thomas O'B. Flynn, Wheeling, secretary. An ad- visory board, with representatives from every Senatorial district, is to be appointed shortly. Headquarters have been opened in Wheeling, from where the campaign for the law will be conducted. Found on Head of Bowyer Creek n Mash Had Total Capacity of Sixteen Hundred Gallons. Sheriff W. L. Foster declares that more moonshine whiskey is now be ing made in Raleigh county than ev- er before in its history. He esti- mates that even in Hie early days of lhe when 'mountain dew ran as free as wafer, except for the casional interference of a the total quantity manufactured did not exceed that of the present lime How to cope with the situation am samp out.the lawless whiskey f is the stiff question that the sheriff is up against'.. It i-J easy enough, he says, to locate the stills oc- ''revenue" did not have the government prior- tions of the The reslri were removed WEB BECKLEY Mrs. 0. M. Collins, Daughter of Andy Williams, Victim of Flu- Pneumonia, The cloud of suspense which had been hovering over the home of' 0. M. Collins in Staunlon, Va broke in a storm of grief Friday eveningNanee were _ cal the wife mfny "'stances lhe officials era] idea of the identity of distillers, but as long as there is no direct evidence against them, what's the use. When you go into court you've got to "show" the jury, years of age and is king-bee of the. year's list of e ss hut not so easy to gel the operators along with sufficient evidence to se- cure conviction in court During the year that is now run- ning to it close he and his deputies have captured or destroyed thir- r- een stills, an average of more than out not in a single in- tbe operators caught. of labor should rapidly; six tons each, pulling a full load of i '-wart, of New Cumberland, W Va a adjust itself, with the probable ex- 1 000 volts, built by the OeneralJIlec- j d K- K Ewart, of liecklcy. "'hear the oss between them. Th ception that the wages of labor will i trie Co., of Schnectady, N. Y. These! Funeral sen-ices were conducted! teachers have been subject to en not be greatly reduced. With suf- Senators alone cos! each. jal 'he residence nn Friday, Decem- forced idleness, and fo cxjjens ficicnt building material available! The power furnished by this plant '3th. a large number of relatives awaiting the opening of thei and with the prospect of adequate j will be used for motor haulage, Pr !lle departed and her husband be- (schools; the community has suffered labor there remains but one consid-1 electric pumps and other purpose.1! assembled to pay their last re- loss of instruction for the child in the mines. oration for the prospective 'builder price of material. A reduction in the price of steel already taken place1 within lhe "pnst week, and it is an axiom in the i other at Skelton to furnish powe construction business that as steel for the mines at that place, goes so will other materials go, but Much of this improvement ___ spects. A brief service was con- ren- Tcachers-nor taxpayers are 1-, Mr. Trueman, who installed by Rev. W. C. Blair, after blame. What would be equity un plant, has some M of these stations! which the body was borne to its last' ('el' such circumstances? Shoulc in his charge, and is installing an- resting, place in Wiidwood cemetery, Itllcre be a compromise, between the For many years Mrs. Phipps had! teachers and the board by wliicl been a faithful and consistent lhe losses could be equitably borne dealers in the lesser.building ma-' planned and begun undo terials arc -nanimous in lion of P. C. Thomas, last assistant ihe statement fh.it there is litfle if general manager who severed his any drop in price in sight at pres-j connection with the New Hiver Co., enf. This is the information con- the 1st of December. was of the Beckley Presbyterian :ler the direc- j church, faking a part in all" of its activities. She was also a social fa- vorite in Beckley, and her home was formerly the scene of many delight- ful gatherings of the best people of. by each, there could be no jus cause of adverse criticism." In Town district the board has ad- vanced to all its teachers a month's pay, and has agreed with the teach- ers that if it has the power it will to them by dealers in larger The new station will be in charge "'is section. Indeed she represent- exact no extra services for the rnon- where building operalion.s jof Spuire W. H. Ford during the day I [lle finest type of womanhood, and the end of the school term, are also to be resinned on a large arid E. Tucker, a former employe i death is an irreparable loss lo! I" Bcckley the graded schools, which sca'c- of The Register for many years, community, while to her imme-'were to run 'for six and one-half For some years pnst living quar- the night shift. 
                            

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