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VOL. 3rNd~1527~- _ -I '''^t, ' "KKlKl.l). WEST VIRGINIA. l-RIDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBKR 14, 1908 . PRICE TWO CE^TS
NIGHT RIDERS ,
THREATEN PATTERHOX AND
HI8 GUARD 18 DOUBLED—
THREE ARRESTS MARK.
Memphis, Tenn. Oct 24.—The
Fraz'.ei Ligljt Guards and Forest
Hides with ono hundred men strong
under the commands of Major Hor
ton left here at » o'clock this morn
ing for Ob:au County, the scene
of the night riders hunt. The
Battalion is to march through to
Samburg in thu heart of the Night
Hiders district. Gov. Pattersons
life has been repeatedly threatened,
but he remains at Walnut Log di
recting the dght against the des
perate gang. Sheriffs and armed
posses have started out with war
rants for the arrest of a number of
men thought to have been mixed up
in the depredations and they will
be taken at all hazards it found.
Everyone is armed and more trouble
is expected at any minute.
Samburg, Tenn., Oct. 24.—Be
cause of threata against the life
of Governor M. B. Patterson, who
is personally directing the investi
gation of night-rider depredations
tin this city, the detachment of
troops assigned to safeguard the
governor h^is boon increased and
additional precautions taken to pre
vent any attack on the military
camp here. Guard lines have been
doubled and reinforcements ordered
to report to Colonel Tatom, who is
in command of the military forces.
T. C. Ward, proprietor of the
hotel at Walnut Log, from which
Capt. Quentin Kankln and Judge R.
Z. Taylor were taken by a band of
masked men Monday night, and
Knox Morgan and Elmer Tate, mer
chants, were taken into custody to
day. With their arrest the situa
tion became so acute as to call forth
instructions from the governor to
Sheriff Dawson, of Dyer county, to
report at once with a posse, and
the recruiting at Union City of an
other posBe of picked men to work
in connection with the military and
the forces of the sheriffs of this and
Lake county, who are already on
Today Governor Patterson visited
the scene of the killing of Captain
Rankin and proceeded from that
point to Union City to confer with
state and county officials and map
out a plan for further action.
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Hon. Geo. F. Sit other
Whit© Man’s Candidate for State Senutor from the Sixth Senatorial
IN NEW JERSEY
MR. BRYAN RECEIVER AN OVA- !
TION ALL ALONG IIIM ROUTE.
REACMER CLIMAX AT NEW
ARK—THOUSANDS CROWD TO
REAR THE DEMOCRATIC CAN.
DIDATE IN NEW JERSEY CITY
—ATTACKS MR. ROOSEVELT
WITH GREAT rORCTE.
Newark, N. J., Oct. 24.—New
Jersey yesterday poured out her
hosts to greet William J. Bryan.
Refreshed by a long sleep, following
two laborious days in Ohio and
West Virginia the Democratic can
didate was in splendid form and
took advantage of this to Inject in
to h!s utterances a spirit which en
abled him to impress his audiences
TAKES THE I/ABOK QUESTION.
Traveling ut a nerve-racking clip
over a zigzag course in a special
train in charge of State Chairman
J. R. Nugent, Mr. Bryan was ena
bled to talk to great numbers of
farmers, laboring men and others
in the farming and industrial cen
ters of the state. Evidently inspir
ed by President Roosevelt’s recent
declaration on the subject of labor
in which President Samuel Gom
pers and himself were severely crit
icised, Mr. Bryan chose for his main
text the labor question, and in most
all of his speeches, of which there
were sixteen, made merry with tiie
He accused the president of butt
ing into the campaign again, and
deposing Mr. Gompers. and said sar
castically that he expected before
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Raincoats in black, tan
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Topcoats in black, gray
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Youths’ Overcoats, 10 i
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Cqgrright I pot by Hart Schifbcr It Mam
long that ho himself would bo de
posed anJ Mr. Nicholas Long worth,
tho president's son-in-law, placed at
—e head of the Democracy. lie
never lost an opportunity to define
tho difference befWeen the platforms
of the Republican and Democratic
parties with respect to labor ui;d ex
plained with nrnyte detail the
pledges which the Democratic party
made at Denver to secure the reme
I dial legislation for which, bo said,
labor wan cryitrg, but to which the
Republicans had turned a deaf car.
incidentally the candidate referred
to the fact thdVhls voice had hold
ouf ho well because ho had no rag
ged argument to j>ubs through h s
IMMENSE THRONGS GREET HIM
Immense throngs greeted him at
Trenton, Philllpsburg, Somerville,
Ellzabethport, Perth Amboy, New
Brunswick and here. on no day
during the campaign were bin re
marks ho Interrupted with expre«
sions from people in his audiences
Indicating their frlendlintsa toward
him than on thiH.
The climax of the eventful da;
came when lie visited Newark last
night. The whole city was agiow
with red lire and hiH progress
through tho streets to the auditori
um, where he spoke, was nothing
short of an ovation. T.ie hall was
packed and Mr. liryan woh compell
ed to deliver an overflow address
to the thousands left on the out
The air was rent with cheers as
he unfolded the Democratic po*icl<s
and hurled an avalanche of orit'
«tam upon the Republican party for
its failure, ag he said, to listen to
the demands of tlie people.
Upon conclusion of his remarks
Mr. Hryan retired lor the night on
hits car which was taken to Jersey
(Philadelphia, Oct, 24. A I irge
crowd Including many railroad ' tn
pleyes greeted W.illain J. Ifryan at
’tno Pennsylvania railroad. Mr.
Mryan was met h re by t '•ommittee
representing the Democr.it t: state
campaign committee of N< w Jersey.
He was interrupted in t be midst ot
his talk for cries for Mrs. I’.ryan
and when she was escorted to the
plat'orm by Mr. Ilrynn there were
cr’e.t of “Hurrah (or th • first la ly
of the land.**
Mr. Hryan in It's rpeecii talked
on the labor question. Mu tt ap- (
piause greeted his declaration:
“1 can stand defeat much le tter
than the laboring man ran afford
to have Republican succe-.g in this
“The letter of president Roose
velt In attacking Mr. domper.-; who
has had the confidence of laboring
men for jvars Is fo my mind an
evidence that the Republican mans
gers have lost all hope of hold.ng
br securlff? the labor vote and that
they are now trying to secure the
support of corporate Interest by de
nouncing the leaders of the labor
ARRAIGNS MR. ROOSEVELT.
Trenton. N. J.. Oct. 2 1.—Mr. Rrv
"was greeted here by an Immense
crowd. He at on<e laumhed into
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COERCION IN MINGO
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DKMOCiTATK FIIIKD, AFTKIt
••AITHKfli SUtXK’K, FOB !•<>
LIT.'CAL ItKASONS ONLY—DR.
iiat; ifi.r and i. t. mann
Ml ST RAVK THINGS THKIlt
Ilefcre there cun be a United
State* Senator from tUe Southern
j end ot the state there mu»t be
j Mate b 'liat .M B favorable. George
French Stiother would vote for a
| l>» tnocrat. therefoie George French
.Strother must ho defeated, and
with W. W. Whyte as the candidate
some desperate measures were nec
essary. The desperate measures
wore taken before W. W. Whyte
was foived to wltudraw. Wliat were
these ni.-u urea? Colonisation ot
Viiginla negroes in McDowell and
MiiriO count ee -we have no ovl
dcnco of colonization In Wyoming
and Wayne, but It Is reasonable to
suppose that it may be found there
also and the registration of ne
groes in more than one precinct,
or In other words, preparation for
repeating. n**got utlon Tor which
haw been going on for some time,
Lotli personally and by letter, from
politicians way up ltt Republican
councils. At least one of the let
ters was over the signature of a
candidate, lint even wholesale col
onization. regist ration frauds and
(uniper ng with the election re
turns as was dene four years ago,
could not lie relied on to carry the
.sixth Senatorial district, so It was
'necessary to do hoiiio more tilings.
Some influential Democrats who
knew too much of rottenness must
be gotten rid of or made to sur
render their principle*. M. F. Gll
runth was appointed election com
missioner at I.lck Fork Precinct,
.Magnolia District, Mingo county, on
motion of the Democratic chairman,
and as Mr. Gilreath had been store
manager for the Red Jacket Con
solidated Coal & Coka Co. at Rod
Jacket foi* Hie past five y^jrs und
man from the highly moral stand
point lor the Republican candidates
xnew all the negroes in tha pre
c net, he was a very objectionable
ior state and federal senatorshlps.
[’lure would be an honest election
if Mr. Cllrenth hiul his way. Mr.
Gilreath out of a Job would be like
iy to take a different view of poll
Ucs and go ills way looking for an
oiher job. Therefore, Mr. Gilreath
must be gotten rid of. \V. K. Wil
burn, superlnti ndent, is also a Dem
ocratbetter fire him. It, II.* Buch
anan, superintendent of the Grape
vine Colliery, was also In the way
of certain schemes to have an hon
e.it (?) election; Mr. Buchanan had
better go elsewhere. Marvin 8.
Lambert was regarded as a very
competent bookkeeper, but he had
been nominated by the Democrats
of .Mingo county for the ornce or
circuit clerk and as Marvin Is going
to be elected and they would have
to get another bookkeeper January
1st, it w^ thought best to make
the change now. Marvin knows the
In order that there might be no
misunderstanding of the fact that
f ii employe of the Red Ja< ket must
not have nny principles of his own
polit'eal of course—Mr. CJI1
reath was acquainted with the rea
son for his removal In tie- follow
ing curt note:
Hod Jacket, Mingo Co., W. V.,
Mr. M. F. Oilreaitt, Store Mgr.,
fcdgarton, W. Va.
This will introduce to you Mr.
C. O. McCall who comes to take
charge of the store ha I understand
hat your time from now on will
be principally occupied In the pol t
Ical fight, therefore, 1 would he glad
if you will show Mr. McCall over
me stock by the 1at which time
he w'll take full charge and your
salary will cease.
(Signed) J. II. SIM SS,
Mr. Gllrealh was Informed by the
suijerinte ident that the or ler ca |ie
from Headquarters and was final.
' The President of the company Is
Mr. Isaac T. Mann and William I).
Ord is vice president and manager.
The suggestion for these removals
ire all said to have conn* from IJr.
H. I*. Hatfield, who was manager of
Other desperate measures will be
necessary to accomplish the purposes
aimed at as these men wlil roma n
until after the election, and Mr.
(lilrenth will serve os commissioner
of election or die in the attempt.
Mingo county will be redeemed
this year from the "Renegades" who
lebauche l it at the last election
and it will not bo possible for two
men to come up and swear In
scores of men as voters whom they
had never seen before, as perjured
scoundrels did at a former election.
There Is some rotten registration In
two or three precincts, but that will
be looke^'’afer ani^ lau or three
hundred vtates now contemplated by
the set^m^rs will not be east. The
white ettiaens of MoDowell and Min
go are determined to nave an hon
est election aaf^lt wont be necessary
to rid the state of some “undesira
ble citiKena" to securo It. The
“flrat lieutenant" has already been
Informed tftt*old methods will uot
be toleratalbrllilB year lu McDow- I
ell county Ih|' he knows full well
that his coJlaatlon scheme has got
to stop. we greatly mistake
the temper of the white peoplo of
Mingo If they tolerate It thero this
Look out for Interesting develop
ments If It Is attempted.
DO HONEST REPUBLICANS EN
The heavy hand of coercion 1b be
ginning to fall in the Interest of
the Republican state ticket. In tho
mining and other Industrial regioua
those In authority have begun, by
»’i Hurting to drastic measures, what
appears to bo a concerted plan of
tifllmldatlon and coerciou. The most
glaring example yet discovered Is
tiaceable to the Red Jacket Consol
idated Coal and Coke Company, an
organization of which Isaac T. Mann
is tho head. Mann, It will be remem
bered, has figured conspicuously in
the political maneuvers responsible
for Swlshoj’a nomination and bis
subsequent retirement In favor of
Glasscock. Throughout these nego
tiations Maun was the mainstay of
Klklns, holding the southern tier
of counties solidly In lino for the
big chief. For this service, It is
suld, Klklns will jolu hands with
■*»atin in the latter's fight fur
Scott'H scat In the senate two years
nence. Uy Mann's dlroct authority,
M. F. Gllruath, store manager at the
Kdgarton mines, u>rr the notorious
Matewan precinct, In Mingo county,
hub been summarily removed,
Mr. Gilreath, while devoting no
hurt of his tlmo to active politics,
nas been appointed Democratic elec
tion commissioner at that precinct,
and It was evidently in the hope
chat ho would leave the district bc
iore the election, thus making it
possible to select a weaker Demo
crat of a Republican in his place on
the election board, that his dis
charge was ordered.
Three other young Democrats of
influence and popularity have been
dismissed from the same operation.
This arbitrary action tins aroused
deep indignation throughout that
section, and the people promise to
show their resentment In a practi
cal and effective way oil November
Similar reports come from other
sections of the state, and it Is be
lieved beyond question that the Re
publican managers will attempt to
save their cause by resorting to this
species of political outlawry.—Hunt
“FIIIKD" HECAITHK UK WOUHD
NOT VOTE THE HEIM I1HICAN
If has come to our at tent on that
because he refused to vate the Ke
|hi Illicit! ticket, Mr. John Collins,
assistant engineer nt Miners Hos
pital No. J, at Welch, W. Va., was
discharged. Mr. Colilns has held
the said position for more than one
year, and his services were entire
ly satisfactory, as he was told by
I the chief engineer.
Mr. Collins states that on the 21st
instant, Or. Hicks superintendent In
charge of this institution, came to
him and stated that he had Instruc
tions to discharge him unless he ob
ligated himself to vpte with the
"gang." Mr. Collins replied to Or
Hicks that ho was a free man and
Intended to vote the Democratic i
ticket as he considered he had a
right to do, whereupon he was Im
We also have reports of others
who have been treated likewise.
Th's is an illustration of how
decent the "powers that be” are In
The Header has published from
time to time, the corrupt (dement
of “grafters” who control the He
publican party through this coal
Hold, and this is u further proof of
the prejudiced iii'.nds of the said
White people can we expect any
doceut treatment from th« repre
sentatives of the Republican party?
Is It wise to ooncede that they will
foster morals and Improve society,
if they will execute such an Intoler
able act as tho one above referred
l^ero wo have a man who earned
hla living by labor, who o:r*y had
one vote, and because It was not
In sympathy with t:u» ‘'grafting"
dement, he either lmd to concede
to their wh:ms or olse search ero
ploy men t elsewhere.
This could not possibly havo been
any fault found with Mr. Collins’
work, as altery he was discharged
ho called on the superintendent In
charge or tmld Miners’ Hospital No.
1 for a recommendation, and Ur.
Hicks said ho would be glad to write
and mall to him a recommendation.
X. v Zt
Everyone knows tho existing con
ditions perfectly well In McDowell,
Mercer and Mingo r.q^intlcB especial
ly. Tho Deader is being cheered
for the stop It has taken to Improve
society and decency, and we appre
ciate tho sympathy of the good peo
ple in our behalf, but we are only
“one” In the fight against many, and
cau do only a certain amount of
WAS EAST OF NICARAGUA—TWO
TOWNS ARE DESTROYED AND
A NUMBER OF LIVES LOST.
Biuofleld, Nicaragua, Oct. 24.- A
disastrous hurricane swept the coast
Of Nicaragua destroying tho towns
of It'o Grande and Princzapulka and
doing great damage to the Interior.
Five thousand people live In the
two towns and the report is that a
hundred cr more were killed. Only
meagre reports can bo secured or
Fall Oounte Dinner*,
19 to 9 p. m.
D. B. MARTIN, Proprietor.
A MONSTER DEMONSTRATION
WILL TAKE PIjACK ON EVE OF
Richmond, Va., oA. 24.—The
Contral Trade* and Labor Council
which e mb races all organlrcd labor
In this city In planning a monster
demonstration on the evo of tho
election. A torch I ght procession
"ilh probably ton thousand people
la line will be u big feature. A com
mittee from the council Is now plan
it'nx a demonstration which will be
the biggest ever held In Virginia.
OIIIL DKCLAHDE THAT HUE
LIKED DENT MAN llETTEH
THAN INTENDED— UROOM
Wheeling, VV. Va., Oct. 24.—Miss
Nora Humphrey, daughter of a
wealthy merchant, Is todny the brldo
of Charles Llewelyn, who was to
have been best man at her wedding
to Walter Woodward. A few min
utes before the marriage wus to
take place the bride said she
thought she liked Liewolyn best.
The proposed groom consented.
Llewelyn got. the girl,
TO MOTH Kit HTATK HOMDIKIKH
I IKMOGTl ACY.
Hlchmond. Va, Oct. 24.— Col.
John S. Harwood, president of tho
IJryan-Korn-Lumb Club today sent
Uryan a telegram utalinx that Taft’s
vlult to Virginia had Holidifled De
mocracy and (insured the Nebraakan
that the state would give him a big
ger majority than If Taft had not
IIAH K.XIMtKSSKD IILMHKLK AS
IHIIMNO HI'ItK OK CAKItVIVO
New York, Oct. 24 -William J.
Hryan, after a Jua j ..Ip yes
terday arrived at Jersey City In his
upeclal at 12:41i o'clock this morn
ing. A guard composed of police
men watched I ho train all night.
This morning Mr. Hryan started on
hl« trip throug i New York Mtato.
He expressed himself as feeling
sure of carrying tin* Umpire state.
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in that of all their
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The Arvon is made
from a variety of beau
tiful fabrics — particu- J
Isrly those which Will I
appeal to the man of I
conservative tastes. M
The prices are right.
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Elks Building Bland Street
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