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V'tl.in* Shall b? Imliflerent
of Truth ami Morality, or whirii Concerns the Welfare of the Community In which we IJve.
29, 1922. NUMBER 15
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
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
. II. Anschutz, of Lewisburg, is
bnhrier (bounty's nuMuber of this
hie Committee. ? Gazelle.
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.
?"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
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.
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. 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.
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 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
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.
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
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 .
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.
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'
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.
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
, <?:<> .
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.
\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.
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.
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.
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. !
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.

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