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or which Concerns the Welfare of the Community In which we Uve. 'OLUME 57 LEWISBURQ-, WEST VIRG-INIA, FRIDAY MORNING- . NOVEMBER 24,1922 NUMBER 23 EDUCATION WEEK. president Harding in :i procla Uioii public at tlu- White [us*' s,*ts us ill i* the week of Decern L ;t to i> :?s American Education Lk. Hi* recommends to the ap- I Uriah' national, state and local [horitios that they give their cor [| .support and co-operation and L C:iiK upon parents to enlist [jnsi'lvi's in behait of closer uiu psta nding between the school and [ lioiue. Hi' said in part: ?flu- ideals of demon atie jjov- ! Lu-nt and democratic education l-(. planted simultaneously in our Ltiy. The fathers rightly hclie\-| that only a people trained lo Ln of public needs and duties [,1,1 develop and maintain the In- j [utioiis of popular government. ' [f syrteni of universal education, fished in the begin ning, Was 1 Sloped with the country and be* Bic one of the characteristic fea* c I our life. In it we have laid \ foundation of that system of terioan culture which has enabled lo absorb and assimilate millions 10 have come to us frqm many untries. bringing the traditions widely varying institutions. ''In order that we may keep in nd the need constantly to im i)vc our educational system, it is jposd that the week of December | inclusive, be set aside for tcial observance s American edu |ion week. It is gratifying to dw tliat in a time when public rdens have laid very heavy upon I people there has been evcry lere a determined purpose to jintain education unimpaired in Jer that the coining generation \\ hf equipped, regardless of sac [ces in the present, for the in f:isi n_i? responsibilities which it 1st bear." _ riAILWAY SUHUtUNS Mttl. ,11 tin* Surgeons of the (3. and O. hv.iv held their Sixth Annual iwntion sit White Sulphur in^N lust week. Nearly all the Surgeons were present and Dr. V. Hobsou, of Newport News, Ya. i elected president to succeed .!. \V. Salmon, retiring. The as iation, with' Dr. W. T. Oppen mer. of Richmond, as chief sur. i, is made up of the combined pit! and medical associations of Chesapeake and Ohio Railway,, the annual outing Is unique in I it gives a week-end change of lie and diversion to the doctors lg the line, furnishing them at same time with the opportunity liscu\s scientific papers. GENERAL HINES PROMOTED. I'tirement from the army of Maj. oral James G. Harbord, deputy of stalT, and one of the out iding American /military leaders lie World War to accept the sidency of the Radio corpora i of America has been announced Secretary Weeks. He will be "ceded in Washington by Majoi eral John L. Hines, now com xling .the eighth corps area. jeneral Mines graduated from military academy at West Point IfWl. When the United States fred the war, General Mines was I to France on June 13, 1917. Me colonel of the sixteenth in ky for several .months and in 8 was appointed commander of Hirst brigade infantry, lirst di- , On. On August 25, 1918, he was] H'led lo the fourth division, and !'l!i in- was given command of lift'n division. Me later com- , 'ltd the second division and in ( >t'er. I!)12| Jn? was made com- j 'hr of the eighth corps area, [?iieral Nines was awarded the "iguish'ed service medal To; j ?vices as regimental, brigade, di-' t>n and corps commander," and ^ distinguished service cross fori v'Ce in Soisson drive." 1(" many friends of General j ^ will |u. j0 know of his notion. Me is a native of West I'nia having been born and rear 1 White Sulphur Springs, Green r county. distinguished visitor. gorges Clamenceau, called the !er of France" lias landed in the States and will visit several V principal cities of the East '?<??1 trul West in each' of which 'v'" make addresses. Me will 1(1 several days in Washington ^v'" call on the President and Resident Wilson. were 1 i>7 subor>li"?de _ represented at the meeting of v est Virginia Masonic Grand !'? held at Fairmont last week, ""'inbership in the State is now 11 gain of 1701) during flhe M -r. FEARFUL ACCIDENT. A dreadful accident occurred near Frankford at the home of Herbert Bowes, a farmer ami lum berman. last Sunday morning. Mr. Howes had gotten up and was in the act of kindling a lire in a Kingheater stove in which there had been lire on the previous day ami supposing that the lire had hurned out the poured oil out of a .? gallon can over :i bed of hot coals which at once burst into a Maine and an explosion occurred which set the house on lire ami it was totally cnsumctl. Harry Howes, a son. aged about 2'.\ years, on being awakened by the explosion, rushed down stairs to his fathers rescue and then realiz ing that little Herbert, who was yet in his roojn upstairs, made Heroic ef forts to save him. but the Names drove him back repeatedly. He was unsuccessful in reaching Herbert, Jr., and was so severely burned. Herbert, Jr., a lad of 9 years, was burned to a crisp and beyond all recognition. Harry was taken as quickly as possible to the (ireen brir General Hospital, r.t Koncevertc but notihng could be done for him and he died a short ti,me after his arrival there. The remains of little Herbert were hurried Sunday and those of Harry, on Monday afternoon in thej burying ground near Vago. This is a most unfortunate all'air and the alllicted family have the sin- j core sympathy of the entire com- 1 munity. The unfortunate boys who lost j their lives are survived by their : parents, three brothers ? Joseph. ( Hare and Homer, and three sisters-- j Mrs. Holland Jackson, Hava and j Hilda. 1 MRS ANDERSON ACQUITTED. Mrs. Alice Anderson was tried in Uie Criminal Court of -Raleigh' coun ty -last week on the 'charge of shoot ing her husband, the late Judge J. M. Anderson, and found not guilty by the jury after being in their room only 30 minutes. The shooting occurred on the 20th of last July. Mrs. Anderson put in a iplea of self-defense and this was sustained by the verdict of the jury. She was tried in the Court over which her husband did presided, and of which he was Judge when he was shot. Judge Hardin, whom Governor Morgan appointed as his successor, presided. Mrs. Anderson s of a good family tand Ls a sister of B. B. Hunt, Sheriff of Mercer coun ty, who furnshed her bond. This case created great local in-, trest in Raleigh' county. WAR SAVINGS STAMQS. War Savings Stamps of the series of 1918 become -due and payable on Jnuary 1, 1923. The people who bought these stamps will receive itheir full face value upon redemp tion and will find that the money they saved live years go has earn ed every year about four per cent compound interest. In order to af ford holders of war savings stamps an opportunity to continue their in vestment in a safe government secu rity the Treasury Department is of fering an exchange of War Savings Stamps for Treasury Savings Certi orates. Tiie certificates are issued in denominations of $2f>, ->'100 and *1 00(1, maturity value, and sold for $20.50, *K2 and -SS2II. respectively. Holder* of War Savings Stamps can get them at these prices upon application through their own bank or iheir post ollices. The growing inclination of the people to save and their desire to lind a safe reinvestment for their money leads Treasur> ollieials to J believe ithat a large part of the six ; hundred million dollars in War | Savings Stamps soon to became due will be exchanged for Treasury Sav ings Certificates. READ THIS ABOUT CANCER, Ninety thousand died of cancer in the United States last year, ,iuost of thorn women. This month the American Society for the control of cancer conducts a nation-wide drive to educate the public to protect it self against th'is terrible disease. A considerable percentage of the 90, )U0 could have been saved by early iction on first appearance of symp toms, such as a suspicious lump or excrescence.' or a small and persis tent sore. They had only to see a iloctor Cancer is not painful nor danning at first, but no cure ' ca'ri be effected after the disease be comes deepseated. There is no cancer panacea. Prompt diagnosis in trie* early stages is the only hope. Join! Join! Join! Farm Bureau.. To the Readers of The Greenbrier Independent and Farmers' of Greenbrier County: Do you know that The Greenbrier Independent has done more to further the organization of Greenbrier farmers "than any paper in the United States by turning over its entire plant and help to the Greenbrier County Farm Bureau free of cost during the membership campaign? At the same time it, allowed the Farm Bureau to sell advertising space which has helped very materially in defraying the expense of the organization of the Farm Bureau. The West, Virginia Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation do greatly appreciate what service The Creenbrier Independent has rendered and it is hoped that the farmers of Green j brier county will appreciate fully the splendid services this paper j has rendered and will endeavor to repay the parties responsible for this valuable contribution. i J ? B. MCLAUGHLIN, Sec'y W. Va. Farm B. F. C. J. COOPER, Representing American F. B. F. B. A. RAPP, President Greenbrier Co. F. B. ; JUDGE TO RESIGN. Judge Harold A. Kit/., of Bluefield. :i member of the Supreme Court of | West Virginia has designated his in tention of resigning from that body. The date his resignation is to take I effect probably will be December 31st, because tJi'e Court is in the midst of 11 important term and will not adjourn until the middle of De cember. Judge .Hit/, is regarded by the bench and bur of the State as an able jurist, thoroughly versed in law and impartial in his ollicial decisions. It was regarded as probable that lie will remain in Charleston to prac tice law rather than return to his home in Bluefield. Judge Kitz was elected to the Supreme Court in 11110, succeeding the late Judge John \V. Mason, or Marion county, and would 'have live years to serve yet . It does not seem to be made public why he is to resign. It -would seem that the Supreme Court of W. Va., is a medium of advertising either for law practice or politics. Judge Saunders of Bluefield and Judge Cox, of Morgantown, were first to resign to go back to law .practice; then Judge Robinson; then Judge Lynch. Now comes the an nouncement that Judge Hitz is to re sign. It would seem that no one elected to the higher Court of West Virginia scarcely fills his term ot twelve years. The election on the 7th of Mr. McGinnis was merely to fill an unxpired term. On the heels of the announced resignation of Judge Hit/., of the Su preme Court of West Virginia, Judge George Poffenbarger, of that Court, now designates his intention of re signing. Judge Poffenbarger was elected to the Supreme Court in 1!)UI) anil served a full twelve year term, lie was re-elected in 1912 and his present term would close December 31. 1924. EDWARDS FINED. C. F. Edwards, Huntington mil lionaire ,who spent 890,000 in an unsuccessful attempt to get the He- 1 publican nomination for I'. S. Sen i ate, in the recent primary election, was found guilty of violating the corrupt practice act and was lined ' si. 000 and disfranchised for three years. He it said that the above is the lirst conviction of importance, if not the lirst, for violating the elec-; tion laws of the State. This is as it should be. Mr. Edwards, it is said, gave an honest report and it is asserted that others did not. II others did not they should be con victed on perjury. The people of West Virginia and the Nation as well, are sufficiently intelligent to have honest elections and all per sons who participate in dishonest jnethods shoud be disfranchised for at least ten years and if there should be a second offense, for life. The people are the Government and they can have just what they demand. HUNTING LICENSES ISSUED. County Clerks in West Virginia issued 04.92K hunting licenses to residents of the State and 308 lic ences to non-residents, between Jan-, uary I and October I. of this year, according to a report compiled by the Slate Game and Fish Commis sion. The licenses to residents of the State at * 1 each brought in *04, 92N and those to non-residents ?*f i. 02u. ? METHODIST CATHEDRAL. I Dedicated sis si symbol of the per meating intluciice ' 01" religion in ihonie, business and public life sin in sill nation. il and international re ] lations, the cornerstone of the First | Methodist Episcopl Cii'urcli, the | world's lirst sky-scraper-cathedral, has been laid in Chicago. Located in the heart of the busy i "loop," the building ,\vnen com pleted early next year will be more than twenty-one stories high. While I tuchnicially iindcir Methodist sius j pices/ it was designed to be repre sentative of the Protestant Christian ity of the world, a center of moral uplift or missionary enterprise, re gardless of denominational control. The first three or . four stories will be largely devoted to religious pur poses ..Above will be offices devot ed ito' tire activities of the Christian Churches and of business enter prises. WILD LIFE LEAGUE. The annual meeting of the West Virginia Wild Life League will be held in Charleston Decejnber 7th land plans are being made locally to entertain representatives from every branch league in the State. Several prominent persons will attend the convention. Among the speakers will be Ceorge D. Pratt,. Cornier head of the conservation movement in New York State, si n(l another will be J. I). Travers, super intendent of stream control in Ohio. Officials of the West Virginia game and fish commission will take a prominent part in the meeting. WOMAN JUDGE. Miss Florence Allen, who wsis re cently elected a .member of the Su preme Court of Ohio, was not a candidate on a party ticket. Her name was placed on the ballot by pe tition and she ran independent but received enough votes to be elected. It is said thsit she is a Democrat but that f sic- 1 had nothing to do with her election. It will be si happy day when sill .ludicisil elecions are taken out of politics and none but the best elected to those offices. ACCIDENTS IN WEST VIRGINIA' Fatsil accidents in industries of West Virginia during the last month totaled .~>iS and there were 2,209 non- 1 fatsil injuries, according to the Oc tober report of Lee Ott. workmen's j compensation commissioner, issued recently. Fifty of the fatsil accidents occur red in the coal mining industry. Five were in the lumber business, one in mining exclusive of coal, one in pub lie utilities. Fight of the fsitsil cases were previously reported sis non fatal bill later died. The compensation bureau receiv ed applications from 2,030 persons who were injured. At the same time. 3,04 1 claims were disposed of. These were classed sis follows: Less than one week disability, no bills, 08;"); non-fatal claims, paid in full, 1 .000 ; partial payments, f?l3: per manent disability. 1)1 ; fsital cases .10. The non-fatsii injuries reported by schedule follow: Coal mining, N72; lumber. 112: mining, exclusive of coal, 38: clay products, 200; metal workings 002; ' municipal corporations. 1: public i uilities, 80 ; chemical plsints, 13; ! textiles, .'12: warehouses, 41: ocn-! tractors. 1 17; explosives. I; printers! 23; food producs. 2'.'. and niiscelhm- J eou >. LARGE BEAR CAUGHT. A 325-pound bear \v;is bagged in a limit on Cheat Mountain by Ben Coonts, Eugene Zirkle. Henry j Veager, (i. V. Wisennan and G. I). | Sturm. The party had started out j after dark coon hunting, and had i gone about eight miles when the dogs struck te trail of a bear which was treed alter buin fought. After going a mile and a half through the worst mountain Ihicket to the dogs and bear, was shot by Coonts and Zirkle and four .men carried the car cas two and one-half miles to cmp. The next morning it was hauled on a sled to the road where it was loaded in Sturm's automobile and taken to Mabie. The hunters sold meat to the value of $49.25 and kept 100 pounds, besides th'e pelt, for themselves. EASTERN STAR. The grand chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in session in Washington City, decided to estab lish a permanent international head quarters in that city and at the elec tion of officers, selected Mrs. Cora R. Fraz, of Florida, as worthy grand matron, and Dr. Will W. Grow, of Missouri, as worthy grand patron. The decision to make the international headquarters in Wash ington included action looking to the consolidation of a monumental tqmple, which it was estimated, may cost above two .million dollars. To start the fund for the build ing of the new international home, the grand chaipter set aside >>25,000. Means of raising the reminder was not determined but suggestions were put forth that each of the mil lion and a quarter members be as sessed one dollar each toward the building. BAPTISTS INVESTIGATE. More than 3,000 messengers to the Baptist convention of Texas, in ses sion at Waco, debated among them selves as lo whether the Darwinian theory is being taught al Baylor university . The discussion came as a conse quence of an investigation of al leged teachings of heresy at Baylor I'niversity by a committee whose findings were negative. A convmittce of seven was named by 'the convention to investigate the findings of the heresay commit tee. Wonder who will investigate the lasl named conunittee. LADIES ELECTED. Mrs. Tom Gates, of Kanawha county, will have the distinction of being the first lady lo sit in the West Virginia Legislature. County Superintendents elected are Miss Bessie Kilmer, of Berkley county; Miss Virginia Foidk, of Cabell county; Mrs. Florence Kuhn, of Kanawha county; Miss Clara Wil son, of Marion county; Mrs. Bertha S. Filson, of Mason county; Miss Myne N. Neffin, Mineral county, and Miss Eva M. Keysur, of Raleigh county. WEST VIRGINIA CROPS. The season's corn crop in West Virginia is estimated at 20.337.000 bushels: and the potato crop al 1, (S51.000 bushels. The average corn yield in Greenbrier county is 37 bushels and in Monroe 35. The Irish potato yield in Greenbrier is placed at 103 bushels per acre and] in Monroe al Ihe same figure. ! JUDGE WOOD'S DECISION UPHELD. J 0 The Supreme Court last week up I held Circuit Judge .1. M. Woods* of I Jefferson county in his decision to grant a second change of venue for | the trial of C. Friik Keeney, charged | with being accessory to murder of I George Munsey in Logan county last year. In an oral review of the I reasons which actuated the court Judge George Poll'enbargcr. its pres , ident, declared the sole purpose of the common law provisions as to change of venue \v:is to assure a fair trial, and that the West Virginia constitution and statute on the sub ject were merely a repetition of the C()imnon law principle. Declaring it was hard to find much aiif in the decisions in other States which were cited in arguing the Keeney case, Judge PofTenbarger, said the courts seemed to have lost sight of the fact that the statutes they were interpreting were governed by the common law in such a ca.se, and that the statutes fell under the rule of liberal construction. Arguments in the case against C. Frank Keeney, United Mine Work er official were resumed on Tues day the 21st, at Charles Town, as a consequence of the decision of the State .Supreme Court, holding that it is proper to grant Keeney's plea for a change of venue. The matter of selecting a county came up Tuesday of this week anil . the Attorneys could not agree and ; Judge Woods designated his inten jtion of selecting a county. ! Last week Keeney was elected | President of the West Virginia ? branch of the Federation of Labor. AUTO PLUNGES OUT OF ROAD. On Tuesday evening, the l?th inst., Orr Scott, aged about li). sou , of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Scott, of Sinks drove. Monroe county, met with an au|omlolbile accident three-fourths of a mile north of Union from which he narrowly escaped with h'is life.. : He ws driving lo Union in his Ford J car 'about ;"> o'clock and had started the descent of the hill near "Wal nut Grove," the Miles home, when he reached down to pick up an ap ple which was on the floor of the car. While his attention was taken from the steering wheel for this brief moment, the car veered from the road and ere he could recover control of it plunged over the bank at the left and across the fence, turned over, caught for an instance on a bush and then rolled down the steep hill to the bottom of the little vae, a distance of probably 50 feet, turning over X times as it descend ed. In the second that the car hung on the bush Orr fell from it to the ground and so escaped wih' only a few bruises and slight cuts from the broken wind-shield. The car of course was wrecked, two wheels and the top torn to bits, though the body still stuck together. The pres ervation of the young man's life seejms providential. He has been driving for several years, never had an acident before and was traveling at a moderate speed. ? Watchman. STRANGLES NEW BORN. Whie plying adjacent to the K. & I M. railway tracks at Boncar. recent ! ly. some children discovered the naked body of a new horn infant j under a culvert. A handkerchcf had been tightly twistel around its tiny neck three times, and the chlitl strangled. Oflicers Burns an<l iCraigo were notified, and after in vestigation the information receiv ed by them led to the arrest of a 10-year-old girl filmed Tony. She i stoutly denied being the mother of ja child, or strangling it. but when I taken to the Montgomery llosptal an ' exiguination established the fact ithat she had given birth to a child j within a day or two, and that she 1 was in a precarious condition due to the lack of proper attention be ing given her after she became tt I mother. ? l-'ui/elle Journal GOVERNORS AT WHITE SULPHUR. The annual conference of gover nors will be held at White Sulphur Springs on December 14, 15, and 10 according to word received by Gov. Morgan trom M. C. Hiley, secretary of the conference. The conference last year was held at Charleston, S. C., and Governor Morgan wh'ile there at that time invited the Gov ernors to hold their next conference at W'htc Sulphur Springs. This conference includes all the Governors of all the -IS States and Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs 5ind West Virginia are fortunate in securing this conference. Join the Greenbrier County Farm Bureau. Your membership fee goes for a worthy cause, .loin to-day!