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of Truth ami Morality, or whirii Concerns the Welfare of the Community In which we IJve. VOLUME 57 LEWISBURQ-, WEST VIRGINIA, FRIDAY MORNING- . SEPTEMBER 29, 1922. NUMBER 15 VISITS GREEH8RIE3. j sin* being made to have v i. I .hunt's Biver anil Kanawha ji-nitikf widened to its original idtli *>" according to l>r. ' p. IMack. chairman of llic West jjiini.i division of the Midland rail Association. Dr. Black ap farnl before the pi blic service muni-si. m recently and urged that t. oi iui nal (50-foot width of tne s|,ir! ' frail he reestablished, Kami s i( filing along the trail, accord ,, j > Black, have encroached t light-of way by building ,u,s i ti * I buildings which extend il npun it. The trail originates' |!i, liMioinl. Va.. and runs through utlu-rn West Virginia to (iuyan-l flirt, near the present city of Hunt j II was at (iiiyandoltc that j told settlers were in the habit of! ti n- river boats for points up and ' iwu tlu* Ohio river. ]l is expected that trees ami ' pip t-urves in the Midland Trail . [II |, i removed, because in many kes llie close proximity of the [cs (?> the road faciliatcs the oc j-aiuv of accidents. This is es ciall \ li ne near some of the small rns 1 1 ] > along the Kanawha river. \ lllae k was assured by Major C. Fortiiev. of the Public Service knmission th'at the matter would [considered and that the commis in would do all in its power to kv tli?' original 00-foot right of [v reestablished and dangerous rvos eliminated. Recording to the plans of the jst Virginia Division of the Mid id Trail Association, it is expect [tliat a lunnber of tourists' ca.in.ps II lie installed along the James icr ami Kanawh'a Turnpike. It is nrlfd that at least two camps in int \ will be secured if present iiin mature. )r. Black recently made a visit ['treenbrier county, where he cs llu* people are highly favor i' In llii' establishment of the iiping sites. The farmers and iilnils <?f Ibis county are also in or of the idea of whitewashing iY>. and telephone poli-s in order | Km' ;m air 01 prosperity for the Wry to the passing tourists. It Xjti'f led that a eanrp site will bo iblidied near Lewisburg, which In- county seat of Green-brier nty. This cnmpground will biililv he established in the near liY, l.-nihers of the s:*enic eoinmittee he Midland Trail Association also planning to have proper is erected to direct the tourists ill the route, as well as desig ( the various spots of historic jrrst. . II. Anschutz, of Lewisburg, is bnhrier (bounty's nuMuber of this hie Committee. ? Gazelle. FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. Ssurunt'o of his approval for the Mvaiict- throughout the State of Wci'k of October 2-9 as Fire [?ention Week was given by Gov. pn to State Fire Marshal C. L. i>ing. The Governor expressed ltopr that the week would be 'til |>\ civic bodies and the 'ols for educational purposes in ll'orl to reduce the appalling fire ?'? and Hh'at a concerted effort iiiiile by all groups of citizens ("iiilly those who are associated hie bodies and the public "ds to acquaint themselves with iviMimuie peril and the resul , fdurjit i<>!i;il cITorls will secure iluclion of the huge waste we J from preventable fires. I ?e-t Virginia, during the live p ended willi 1 020 our fire f nn.unted lo the jjro.it total of M.'-t'O. ;i sum thai would Imild f l.ivr thousand dollar homes or 1 iiilcs of improved roads. ''cl> wo can give a few hours 1(1 wrcU to i h o performance of fMiii.d duly thai may mean the ''?! ('f hundreds of thousands of H's tn our citizens. STRIKE SETTLEMENT. ?"Miimt to settlement of the linen's strike on the (< & ^ hy i'1 il was agreed that the men H !?*' taken hack to work with l'''l> <l;ivs, the C. & O. directed jini t?> i?o back to work in the '"Klon Shops Inst Monday. It that 1200 men were at Huntington the flrst of the "'<? N. & W. negotiations seem i" progress between their own '?ixl the otlieials of the road N't Hie ;iid of the t'nion. '? l'?iilish (iovernment lias or 11 :'H sniiiii nrms and arnmuni '^('lories in the I'nited King i" work 21 hours at full ca ' 111 i reparation ifor any Turk -lities. | TREASURY DEFICIT. i About the only thing that is grow j ing larger under the present Hepub ? liean administration is the Treasury I delicit. Beginning as a mere niat j ter of $2 1,000,01)0 the delicit has | risen rapidly to s700.000.000 with ? the prospect tor a further enlarge ment to ten figures very bright. ! It hasn't been so long since He- 1 publicans promised that their ac- ' cession to control of the government i would automatically increase reve- j n ues i educe debts and enhance | prosperity. '1 he record for August, ? the scvcnlccntu month of the ! Harding Adirinisti ation's cai ee"? | shows how hadl\ the Ile.publicans j fooled the public. There was an increase of $N.">,000- j 000 in the public debt in August ? compared with the previous .month. ! It was due in large part to the sale I of Treasury securities, borrowing | money to meet current expenses so ? that the impression of "economy'" could be given. Along with the increase in the public debt there was a decline in receipts. The or dinary receipts last month were $35,000,000 less than in August, 1921. Public debt expenditures were $215,000,000 greater in August this year than in August last year. In come tax receipts were $23,000,000 less in August, 1922, than in the safe .month of 1021. Miscellaneous internal revenue receipts for last month were $12,000,000 less than in August, 1921. FORD PLANT RESUMES. The Ford Motor Plants, shut down on the Kith because of coal supply, have resumed work. Mr. Ford issued the following inter view : "Tell the people of the whole world if you can," Mr. Ford said to his in terviewer, "that if they would save i money they should not buy coal in J any great amount now. Tell them to buy only enough to get along on. for coal prices are tumbling and they will go .much lower. They will have opportunity, later on, to get their winter's coal much more cheaply." Mr Ford arranged for an ample supply of fuel for the Ford plants for the next GO days. "There is enough coal above ground to run the country for a long time," Mr. Ford said. "The high prices were made because the supply was held back from the market. But the price is f ailing rapidly. We bought .">00 cars of coal in Toledo for *."> a ton. That of course, include:* the freight rate from th'e mines to Toledo. Before spring comes you'll see coal sell for a good deal below $3 a ton." MRS, PERRY DEAD. Mrs. Katherine Bibb Perry, widow of the lute Dr. Murk Perry, died Sat urday afternoon, the 23rd in (Char leston, after an illnessof many month's. The funeral services were held at 4:00 o'clock Monday at the residence of S. L. Flournoy, at 8 California avenue, and interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Perry is survived by two sons, Williajn Hand Perry and John Mark Perry, and by three sisters | Mrs. J. M. Rowan, Mrs. John Cotton I I and Mrs. C 1). McCoy, of Charleston land one Ibrother, A it. Bibb, of Mor , due, West Virginia. The funeral ! services were conducted by Dr.! I Ernest Thompson of the First Pres- 1 byterian Church', of which t lie dc ! ceased was a life long member. Mrs. Perry's husband was reared | ;in (ireenbricr county and was aj ! brother of the late Win. B. Perry. | Hi* was also a brother of Dr. Elmer j ! Perry, of Fort Spring and John !?'. j | Perry, of Bra,niwell. HOME OEDICATED, In the presence of live thousand j 'people, the Knights of St. (leorge| formally dedicated their national! 'home for aged members near Weils ! burg, last Sunday. High mass open ed the exercises. Later the home and j grounds were thrown open for the i inspection of the visitors. The home and the .">00 acres sur rounding formerly constituted the Vandegrift estate. The property i was recently purchased by thej Knights of St. George, and many improvements added. Five special trains, with 57 coaches brought I thousands of members of the order from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Vir ginia and other states. I The first advance in wholesale prices, due to the new tarilf, has been published, when Thomas : Young. Inc.. of New York, importers announced increases of 10 to 21) per cent, on various lines. Yor. c:m n"t corner <; square man. SMUGGLING. j Smuggling of European aliens in to the United States from Cuba, sur reptitiously submerging temporarily in the water oil' the Florida coast ! of large quantities of liquor by "in ternational bootleggers," and mock marriages designed to ensure entry j into this country of women barred | by immigration laws form the basis j t>l a report submitted to Sicretary 1 Davis by the Bureau of Immigration 1 The report states that the tavorits . method ot gaining entry to the Unit ed States from Cuba for certain alien j women has been lor them to enter1 into "fake" mai riage.s with natural ized American citizens who, for cer- : tain considerations, go through j mock ceremonies and then accom pany their "wives" to some Florida point. Frequently, is is said, oblig ing "bridegrooms" have been paid as higii as ?200 for their part in the srlw?im? ti?" ? 2 ? ? . . i vy ? UK 11 |Jtll I IU I I1C scheme. The principal smugglers in Havana, the investigators declare do not continue* their activities to smuggling aliens into the United States, but also hadlc whiskey and narcotics. The majority of the lead ers are said to be naturalized Aineri rnn? UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT. With enrollment of practically! 1,800 the lirst of the fall siimester. West Virginia University expects to have 2,000 students by the end of the semester, or an increased at tendance of several hundred over the largest enrollment. On tliisj basis the years' enrollment will ex-! ceed 3,000 as compared with 2,072 last year. This number is even greater than has been expected. I While an increased attendance had been anticipated, unsettled business conditions and other reasons has been considered reasons for keep ing back a rush of students. How ever, if such things kept any stud ents away, no proor has been found of thai fact. The lirst three days of the week were devoted entirely to enrollment, but classes were started on Thursday and Friday. NO 1 DISARMING. Scrapping of naval armaments has been halted and indefinitely postponed, a high navy oilicial has announced. This government fears that (ireat Britain may lind it nec essary to withdraw from the agree ments, altogether, he added. Not until the world gets on a real peace footing, it was stated, is there a likelihood that the powers will con sent to weaken their naval strength in any way. The factors responsible for the situation are stated as the Near East war, the instability in general and the fact that neither France nor Italy has ratified the agreement readied at Washington.! While the other powers are fully armed ii was given as the adminis tration policy that the United States will not in any way weaken her de fenses. INJURIES IN MINES. During the lirst seven months of the present year 017 .men have been killed by accidents ;it coal mines in fhe I'niled Stales, as compared with 1,163 accidental deaths at such mines during Hie corresponding period last year, states the federal bureau of mines. The figures for 11)22 represent si decrease of 2-1(5 Nihilities, or 21 per cent from the 11)21 figures. The production of coal in the first seven months of 11)22 amounted to 220,202,000 Ions, a decrease of approximately 10 per cent Irani the ligurcs for the same period last year, 27!), 80!). 000 Ions. The fatality rates for the two seven-months periods were 1.1(1 last year and I II.") lor 11)22 per million ions. For bituminous mines alone liie coresponding rales were 3.(>0 per million tons in 11)22 as compar ed wilh 3. 73 per million Ions in 1 1/2 1 . SENATOR WATSON DEAD. Another powerful and pictures que figure passed from public life in the death last Tuesday of Sena tor Thomas K. Watson, of Georgia. His death' was sudden and uncxpect ed, according to physicians, result ing from an attack of astl\ma. The Senator had been a sufferer for sev eral weeks from the disease and only last Sunday, experienced an acute attack. He was ('?(? years of age, September ">th. last and his sen atorial term would have expired March 3. 11)27. The funeral will be held at 'I hormson, ( ia. For forty years Senator Watson had been active in politics, a na tional as well as a stair figure. One out of every four children in Amerit-a is undernourished. COL TIERNEY DEAD. Colonel I.. K. Tierney. prominent coal operator. died at his home at Powhatan early Friday morning from a stroke of apoplexy suffered on Wednesday before, lie was in terested in a number of the most I valuable coal properties in the Pocahontas lield and was known as la Domoeratic leader in the s mthcrn part < f 1'ic State. Col. Tierenv. who gained his mil itary title :in an aid on the military stall' of !' met' Govirtior W. A. Mac ! Corklc, ...>s also ?-ne oT West Vir ginia's v.v.dlhicst coal operators, lie maintained a winter home at Washing!*.!! ami spent the summer 'largely at Powhatan. McDowell county, where his coal interests were located. 1 1 is brother, John Tierney. ol Philadelphia, is another leading coal operator of West Vir ginia and was interested with his i brother in many of his ventures. j The widow and two sons of the immediate family survive. Mrs. Tierney, before her marriage, was j Miss Nora (Mark, of Monroe county.; Her brother. Dr. Luther N. Clark, treasurer of the Democatic State Executive Committee, lives at Kyle, a short distance from Powhatan' LARGEST BUFFALO HERD IN WORLD. The buffalo herd, largest in the world, i" !!)?? Canadian govern ment's park al Wainwrighl, number ed when the last census was taken, ii.l l(i head. The natural increase for the year was 1.073 while the de crease dm* to old age, lighting and the slaughter of animals was SI. leaving a net increase of DDI. Many calves are reported this year. Their exact number is not yet ! known hut it is estimated al con siderably more than 1,000. So, it is t believed, the herd now numbers | more than 7.000 head. This is said to be three-liflhs of all the bison left in the world. The herd has an estimate value of I *2,000,000. It includes about 1,0011 j bulls which are not needed for herd ' purposes and the department of | parks is eonsiering slaughtering jthcm this fall and selling the car casses in the markets of Canada and the United States. GREENBRIER STOCK WINS AGAIN. At the Clarksburg Fair, recently held, (ireenbrier cattle exhibited did well. Tuckwiller Brothers had four full herds of Shorthorn cattle entered. They won Age Bull Class: Junior Bull Class; Senior Bull Calf Class; Senior and Junior Champion and (iraiul Champion Classes; be sides winning many second and third prizes. Their Shropshire Sheep stood first Grand Champion Buck and Ewe exhibits; against many herds from Ohio and other sections of West Virginia. Wilson Brothers won twelve First Junior, Senior and Grand Prizes and (irafid Champion Female; be sides .second and third prizes. C. W. Hnley won a $5.00 prize for Grand Champion ear of corn. They report the largest fair ever held at Clarksburg, as many as 25,000 people being present in one , <?:<> . j BALOU-STEVENS. Mi s.s Minnie Stevens, lormerly of I Minion, and daughter of Bcv. 11. I. [Stevens, late Presiding Kldcr. of] ! Fewisburg District, and Mr. Charles j i Bal? >n. of Huntington, were married (Saturday, September 23rd. at the I home of the bride's sister. Mrs. J. ; Brown, of Bluclicld. The otliciat ing minister was the bride's father.] Miss Stevens is well rcine.inhered j in I.ewisburg where her father re-! sided for four years while presid ing Flder ol Fewisburg Distril. WAR CLOUD. \V;ir ;ind tli real (*n i 11 wnr still lie vers over southern Kurope and I >:i r I s of Asia. Knglaml has sent troops and war si i i ] > s to the scene of danger. Agreements may he reached by which the Turks may he subdued with no great future (rouble, Constable. the ( ireek King, resigned after a revolt of 8.000 troops. There is no telling when the trouble may be over owing to the chaotic conditions in that sec tion of the country. DEATH OF A CHILD. The little child of Howard Hefner died at the home of its uncle. W. Hefner, in l.ewisburg. on last Wed nesday night. September 27. 1022. at !? o'clock, aged f? months and X days. It was one of twins and its mother died soon after its birth. It was buried on yesterday at ('ahl well. 'hi the death of its mother it was taken |>v its uncle and anunt to raise. TARIFF PASSES. Final legislative action on the tarifl act of li>22 was taken with the adoption of the conference re port by the Senate on Tuesday. The measure went to the President and hecaine cll'ective after he signed it. The Senate vote was 43 to 28 and came exactly one year, eight months and thirteen days after work was started on what will he the lirst Re publican protective tarill" law in j nearly ten years. Five Republicans voted against ' the conference report and two Dem on*. its .supported it. Rates ii; some of the schedules | arc declared 1 1 > be the highest in ; the history of American tar ill's while those in other schedules are estimated to be lower than in any other protective act. In the high est class are placed sugar, raw wool silk, laces and embroideries, cut lery, agricultural products and pro visions and dyes, synthetic chemi cals, mcdicinals and other products of coal tar. This bill marks a dis tinct departure in American tarill' making, in that the President is given broad authority over taxes at the customs houses. Under in vestigation he ,niay increase or de crease any rate in this bill by lifty per cent should that be necessary to equalize the difference in the cost of production at home and abroad. NATIONAL FORESTS. The plan ot establishing national forests in the Appalachian moun tains of Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina. Kentucky, West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania, propos ed by Ihe Cincinnat i Chamber of Commerce, is being taken up by similar organizations in lite south. The converting of vast tracts of land into playgrounds, located more conveniently to persons of the east than those ol the national forests and parks of the country, will be ex plained in communications to be sent throughout the south by the Cincinnati organization. The basis of the plan will be building and improving roads thru these preserves, designating camp sites with necessary sanitary ar rangements, clearing the timber to .stimulate growth of the forests and protecting the watersheds to estab lish a system of Hood prevention. Ii is estimated that more than two million acres are available and adaptable for national forests in the Appalachian mountains. The open ing of this section will make avail able some of the most historic and picturesque country in America. ! | DEAN OF MEN. Marking a now step in the pro gress of West Virginia University is the creation of the olliee of Dean of Men, which become elective with the opening of the terjn last week. II. E. Stone, of Erie, Pa., has been chosen to the oftice and has arrived in Morgantown to enter upon his work. For several years Mr. Stone has been engaged in educational and vocational guidance work in Erie and has had extensive exper ience in dealing with the problems of young men. Mr. Stone will have ?his olliee in the conference room ad joining the olliee of the President of : the University and he will devote 'his entire time to working with and j for the male students. It will he ' the duty of Mr. Jones to act ;is a contract between the undergraduate land the administration. He will ad I vise thc.ni in all their problems and i will help them lo select their life , work, His duties will be similar to Mhose of Miss Susan Maxwell Moore, i present Dean of Women. FLIERS KILLED. I Lieutenant I'atton and Licuten | ant Hanson holh of tin* United States Marine dorps, Quantico, Va., were instantly killed Inst Saturday at Logan Field, near Baltimore, when .their machine went into a tail spin and dropped about .">00 feel to the ground. Also, First Lieutenant Haymond E. Davis, United States army air service, and live enlisted men were killed when a huge Mar tin :bombing plane crashed to earth at Mitchell Field, New York, on the sjwne evening. M. M. Neely, Democratic candi date for United States Senate, ad. dressed large crowds of people at several points in Barbour county last Saturday. The farmers of the county turned out in large numbers and the statomcnt is made that the people assembled in larger numbers than in any time in recent years. "(rood Morning;"' (iood Nigld;" "Hello There;" "(iood Dye;" "(iood Luck;" "Thank You;"-magic words ?!n-sk' fill! of |'Ower possibilities. SHERIFFS TO MEET. West Virginia Sheriffs will ask the next Legislature to clothe them with greater powers in dealing with erinie, according to the plan of Sheriff William J Hatfield, of Mc Dowell county, President of tiie State Sheriff's association. Call for a meeting of the Sheriffs' Association in Charleston late in October has been issued by Sheriff llatiidd ami Sheriff (1 A Conley, of Fayette county. Secretary of the As sociation The Sheriffs of West Vir ginia MJiely need stronger authority for the appointment of deputies in time of emergency, and greater powers in dealing with crime waves and other violence anil lawbreak ing." said Sheriff Hatfield in his call for the meeting. "West Virginia is one of the few states of the union where county Sheriffs are ex-oflicio county treasurers, in addition to be ing the chief peace oflicer of the county, and this situation at time piles overwhelming duties on their shoulders. It is for the purpose of asking some relief from this situa tion in the form of powers to ap point more deputies when needed, that the West Virginia Sheriffs' As sociation will make several recom mendations to the legislative as sembly. The Sheriff's Association was organized last year and has been instrumental in promoting team-work among the county sheriff of the State. Closer communication and cooperation between the peace oflicers has meant less crime and fewer criminals and meanwhile the enforcement of the criminal laws has reached a high plane of elli eiency. CAPITOL SITE. Willi the prices for individual homes ranging from $8, .">00 to $S.~>, 000. thi' State ol West Virginia has paid $.*>92,201 for (lit* ID homes and lots that have been acquired in th'o new capitol site, or an average of about s3!,f>90 for each home, ac according to the deeds of sale that have been filed for record to date in the county clerk's office. Condem nation proceedings, now in progress will determine the amounts to be paid to owers who have not volun tarily sold their property to the State. Property owners received at the hands of tiie capitol site condemna tion commission $31)7,87(5.70 in ex cess of what the state had olfered them for their properly, situated in tile location of the new stale capitol but they received $483,7 15.94 less than they had asked, according to figures disclosed when the commis sion made its report to Judge Ar thur Hudson of Circuit Court. The total amount awarded the owners by the commission was $1,007,870.70 which, added to $7(50, 833. t>9 paid to owners who settled out of court and $170,500 com promise agreed upon but pending adjusting of titles, makes a total cost of the site $1,948,212.30. A number of the property own ers stated, alter the decision of the commission had been announced, that they were satisfied with the amount awarded them and would settle. Others stated that they would probably contest their cases further and still others had no statements to ,make. GRAYBEAL-BROWN. I.arry Lee Graybeal. Sheriff of [Greenbrier County, stole oil from Court on Wednesday of l;is| week, I November 'JO. 1 1>!22. and went to jibe home of Mr. ,1. .!. Brown, of iKeniek, this county. where he was |nnited in the hol\ bonds of matri jmony to the bitters' daughter. Miss i Then a Mildred ltrown. it 2 o'clock I on thai day. |>y I'cv. .1. S. Wickline. The wedding was ;i very quiet one there being present only the im ' mediate friends of the fiimily. Mr. (irayheal is well known in the coun ty, being SI 1 1* rill" since January. 1 11*20 and is one of the county's enter prisig business men. Mrs. (irayheal is one of Greenbrier's accomplish ed daughters, she being a native of the county and is highly esteemed by all who know her and she en joys a large acquaintanceship. After the wedding Mr. r-nd Mrs. Graybea' went to his home at Williamsburg and be, the next day, to his ottlcc in bewisburg. The Greenbrier Independent joins the many friends of this couple in wishing for them a happy voyage I through life and a most successful .career in all their undertakings. The greatest task before mankind is the study of man: and the study 'should result in the correction of the mistakes of man. The only ease worth having is that earned by hard work.