Newspaper Page Text
POINT PLEASANT, MASON COUNTY, VIRGINIA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1906. NO 47 DIRECTORY . CITY. Mayor H. R Howard City Clerk W. C. Whaley City Marshal John W. Love City Assessor J. M. Bordett City Solicitor L. C. Somerville Conncil wen?Chan. F. Filson, Capt. W. K Qudd, J. C. Franklin, John H. Che<sebrew, George Miller. City Treasurer r. B. Tippett Pres. Board of Health, Dr. E. J. Moseiuan Health Officer C. B. Smith Overseer Poor Will J. Keuuy City Council?Regular meetings, first Monday of each month. COUNTY. Judge of Circuit Court W. A. Parsons ??Point Pleasant Clerk of Circuit Court, A. L. Boggess Official Stenographer,... E. C.Winger ?Point Pleasant Clerk of Co. Court.. J. P. R. B Smith Co. Comm'ra ...J. U. Johnson, Pres't ? Hart for.! " Bird Stone, Leon ....W. H. V.ught, Point Pleasant Sheriff J. O. McDenuitt Prosecuting atty I- S. Echols Assessor 1st Dist R E Musgrave ?Point Pleasant " 2d DUt.. Walter E. Sturgeon ? Mercers' Bottom County Surveyor Geo. E. Childs ? Point PleafBnt Supt Schools C. A. Green ?Ash ton Circuit Court?Regular term be gius on first Tuesday of March, June, September a^d December. County Court?Regular term be gins on first Monday of January, April, J uly and October. OHiQCentralbi1165 T. aaC.RV. K&MRY The Connecting Llak Between the Ircat Lakes and the Sooth and Southeast LOOK AT THE MAP I ONLY SLEEPING CAR LINE ?rrwCKN Chicago, Columbus, and Points South to Charleston. Parlor Cars K ?mart cm Toledo & Columbus Shortest Route Between Toledo, Columbus,si* the Virginias tstes Vis OM* Cotnl Llac* mhrirm u lav M tkslawui Writ; IvTl^e C?r<l;, F.U?r*. Ban. Etc. HOULTOM HOW, Om. tu?micr Art- TOUDfl- GtUfl KANAWHA &. MICHIGAN RAILWAY (Central Standard Time.) Time Table in Effect April 30th, 1905. | NORTH BOUNu. TOLKDO EXPRESS. 8:ll)a m. For Oallipoliis. Mlddleport, Ath- | Dally F.x. ens. Columbus, Toledo, Detroit, J Sunday. Chicago and all point*, North and West. 1 EXPRESS AND ACCOMMODATION. 1:IH p.ui. For Uallipoli*, Middleport, Ath Daily. ens, Columbus, Toledo and all I points North and West. Through I Sleeping Car, Charleston to Chi- I cago. 1 ACCOMMODATION. 4:21p.m. Between Oauley Bridge and Mid Daily Ex. dleport. Sunday. ACCOMMODATION. 6:19 p.m. Between Charleston and Middle-| Sunday port. Only. SOUTH BOUND. ACCOMMODATION. 6:15 a m. Between Middleport and Qauley I Daily Ex Bridge. Sunday. EXPRESS AND ACCOMMODATION. 2:24 p. m. For Charleston, Washington Dally. Richmond, Newport News, Nor folk and all points South ami I East. Through Sleeper, Chicago I to Charleston. 1 THROUGH EXPRESS. 5:42 p. m. For Charleston, Richmond, Wash- I Daily Ex. ington, Newport News. Norfolk I Sunday, and all points South and East. ACCOM MOD ATION. 7:05 a. m. Between Middleport and Charles- I Sunday ton. Only. Nnm. 3 and 4 run dally between Charleston and Middleport. L. P. KUHN, Agent. Baltimore & Ohio R. R. SCHEDULE IN EFFECT MARCH 15, 18UG. POINT PLSA8ANT ?Dully, i Daily except Sunday. Eastern I Tl-re. PARKERSBURO. Depart *9.45 a. m . f2.43 p m. (Ex pre*#}. *6 00 p. m. Arrive *10.12 a. m., T2.45 p no. (Express.. *6 00 p. m. WHEELING and PI'iTSBURG, Depart *9.45 a. m.,f2.4."? p m. Arrive f2 45 p m ,? (W p. m. WASH. BALTO..PHILA.4 NEW YORK. Depart *9 45 a. m., *2 45 p. in. Arrive f2.45 p. m. KKXOV'A, Depart *10 12 a. m. (local) *2 45 p. m.. *6 00 p. m. (loc ?1) Arrive *9 45 a. m, (local), HL45 p. in.. *ti.00 p. in. (local.) MASON COUNTY FAIR. Aug. 8, 9. 10, '00. Address R. J. Patterson, Sec., Point Pleasant, W. Va. NOTICE TO TEACI1EKS. Teachers' examinations for 1900 will J be held at Point Pleasant on tlie fol-1 lowing named dates: May 24th and 25th. Jnly 19th and 20th. September 13th and 14th. Very respectfully, C. A. GREEN. ppr25tf County Superintendent. i A Lonely Zdttle Grave (In Lose Oak Cemetery.) In a village graveyard, In a lonely spot, Where the earth is brown and bare And grass-blades springeth not,? Where no trees or bushes Cast a welcome shade, For many a year in a little grave A tiny form was laid. Bird-songs heard in the distance Sound most sweetly bere, For not a shrub of meanest kind Where bird could perch, is near. And all there's for a tombs'one Is a whitened little board, And all the text it faintly bears Is three little painted words The|li'tle head-board, painted white ? With its lower end cut off wedge shape, So that the point could s'eadfastly be Driven in the ground like a stake.? Bore on its bleaching surface In letters of fitting size, Three little straggling, crooked words Some mother-heart must prize. They spoke of a careful attending hand, That was perhaps now far away. Of Pome bereft and yearning mother heart That longed for this spot day by day They seemed to speak of a home left bare, Of a heart left sore and sad. Of poverty's most dire dis'ress? But a little soul made glad! Poor, pitiful little grave, And pathetic inscription, where It tells to eyes of sympathy That "LiTTeL ToMMy PiTOHer" lies there The birds may some day sing on the spot, But the butterflies float through the air; And the winds softly whisper, day in, day out, While Little Tommy Pitcher lies there E Carey Cabew?. Do You Want to Know What You Swallow ? There U a growing sentiment In this country In favor of moicim or mows coxrosmox. It ia bat natural that one should have some interest in the compo sition of that which he or she ia expected to swallow, whether It be food, drink or medicine. Recognizing this growing disposition on the part of the public, and satisfied that the fullest publicity can only add to the well-earned reputation of his medi cines, Dr. K. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., has * taken time by the forelock,* as it were, and is publishing broadcast a list of all the Ingredients entering Into his leading medicines, the "Golden Medical Discovery * tb* popular liver Invigorator, stomach tonic, blood purifier and heart regulator; also of his "Favorite Prescrip tion" for weak, over-worked, broken down, nervous and Invalid women. This bold and ont-spoken movement on the part of Dr. Pierce, has, by showing exactly what his well-known medicines are composed of, completely disarmed all harping critics who have heretofore un iustly attacked them. A little pamphlet as been compiled, from the standard medical authorities of all the several schools of practice, showing the strongest endorsements by leading medical writer* of the several Ingredient* which enter Into Dr. Pierce's medicines. A copy of this little book is mailed free to any one de siring to learn more concerning.the valu able,native, mediclnaT plants which enter Into the composition of Dr. Pierce's med icines. Address Dr. Pierce as above. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are tiny, inc ar-coated antl-billous crannies. They reg ulate and Invigorate Stomach. Liver and Bowels. Do not beset the "pill habit." but cure constipation. One or two each day for a laxative-and regulator, three or four for an active cathartic. Once tried always In favor. CRn nnn GIVEN AWAY, In copies of ^ail^UUU The People's Common Sense Hedlcai Adviser, a hooic that sold to the ex tent of 500.000 copies a few years ago. at fl.30 per copy. Last year we gave away C30.000 worth of these Invalua ble hooks. This year we shall give away $50,000 worth of thorn. Will jroa share in this benefit ? If so. send only ?1 one-cent stamps to cover cost of mailing only for book In stiff paper covers, or 31 stamps for cloth-bound. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce. Buffalo. N. Y. lN"otice to Creditors, All persons bavin# claims against tlie estate of MahalaJ. Gibbs, deceas ed, will file the same with me lor set tlement. E. S. BRIUHT. Adm'r. june 20-4w. IBs REDMOND. ence, Jape 26. N. P. Hope and children place, were visiting her par Middleport, O. last week. Herd, of Cinoinnatti, is a protracted meeting at a, this week. Vause Arlington and ohil Pittsburgh, is visiting her ts, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Mayes, ?r Archie Aastin of Parkers i visiting his mother, Mrs. Austin. Emma Mayee, Henderson, was visiting relatives-at Gallipolis, Wednesday..' Mattie Spencer, of Hender son;#visited relatives atkPomeroj tly. Harry Fierbangh and Miss Rboadee were quietly mar Sunday evening, hi Boland, offioia ting. We wish them a long and prosperous jonrney through life. Lemuel Shifldt, of your oity, was a visitor here Sunday. George Mayes, of Henderson, was a business visitor to Gallipolis Thursday. Clarence Blain, of Caddie, has gone to Columbus, Ohio, where he has employment. Last Rose of Summer. It is always well to have a box of salve in the house Sunburn, cuts, bruises, pilea and boils yield to DeWitt's Witoh Hazel Salve Should keep a box on hand at all times to provide for emergencies For years the standard, but follow ed by many imitators Be sure yon get the genuine DeWitt's Witoh Havel Salve All dealers. TO SOUTH DAKOTA The Land of Bread and Butter South Dakota is Long on wealth and Short on People. Today it presents the best opportunities in America for those who want to get ahead on the Highway to Independence. More than 47,000,000 bushels of corn, more than 47,000,000 bushels of wheat, live stock to the value of $41,000, hay to the value of $12,000,000, and products of the mines above $12,ooo, were some of the returns from South Dakota for 1905. With a population of only 450,ooo, and the annual production of new wealth above $166,ooo,ooo,-& can be readily understood why South Dakota people are prosper ous and happy. The outlook for 1906 crops is the best South Da kota has ever known. Why don't you go there and investigate the openings along the new lines of this railway for poupself? From Chicago, and from many other points in Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri, direct service to South Dakota is offered via the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Its main lines and branch lines fairly gridiron the rich agricultural and stock country of South Dakota. Its mileage in South Dakota is more than 1,200 miles, and by the building of extensions is being rapidly increased. A New Line is Now Being Built from Chamberlain, S. D., to Rapid City, S. D? through Lyman, Stanley and Pennington Couuties. Some of the best opportunities for success are along these new lines. The railway company has no farm lands for sale or rent. If you are inter ested, it is worth while to write today for a new book on South Dakota It will be sent free by return mail. F. A. MILLER, General Passenger Agent, CHICAGO The Philadelphia Ledger shakes itself, as it were and remarks: Peo ple of the East are apt to overlook the faot that there is a great and growing West They do not realize that at some time not far distant this section will be oompeting with the East in population and in oom meroiat supremacy To the thous ands of Amerioans who are familiar with Europe, bnt to whom Califor nia, Oregon and Washington are namea and nothiag more, the term "Golden Gate" is without meaning, "Pnget Sound" indioative of noth ing but diatBnoe. They do not know that in the land where rolled the Oregon and heard "no eonnd save ita own dashing," there has sprang np a life more virile than their own, from having still the in spiration of yonth andT the pulpit that oomes when ambition realizes that there are worlds yet to oonqner. The West is a giant; it does not ask for recognition, but it forces the recognition, by the expanding power of its own splendid vitality Bowel Complaint In Children During the summer months ohildren are subjeot to disorders of the bowels which Bhould reoeive careful attention as soon as the first unnatnral looseness of the bowels appears The best medicine in use for bowel complaint is Chamber lain's Oolio, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy as it promptly controls any unnatnral looseness of the bowels For sale by G W M Hooff and A' O Van Gilder. i Sheriffs Commission For some time there has been a differenoe of opinion bs to whether the sheriffs should have 5 per oent on all taxes oolleoted on or before the first day of February, or Bhonld they have only 2 12 per oent on all the taxes oolleoted during the -two disoonnt months of Ootober and November. Attorney General May has given the subjeot muoh time and thought and after a oareful examination into the laws and commissions of the sheriffs he states in a lengthy letter to Mr. Dillon tL at the sheriff's commissions on all oounty and die trict levies oolleoted from the tax payers before the first of February should be 5 per oent straight on the amount aotually oolleoted. 1 William P. Hubbard, of Wheel ing, defeated Captain B B Dove ner for the Republioan Oongres sional nomination in the first dis triot, oarrying every oonnty in the distriot but one (Brooke) tho, in Ohio oounty, Dovener got a majori ty of the delegates owing to the plan adopted of eleoting them by distriotB a majority of whioh he oarried. Hubbard, however, car ried the oounty on the popular vote by about 400 He was duly nomi nated at the oonvention held Tues day. Hubbard is intelleotaally a muoh stronger man than Duvener tho we doubt if he oan poll more i votes in the general election, i Ninety-three million yearo is the time given to anlook a safe wbioh ia fastened with the won derful new look invented in Ja maioa. The combination oonaiats of four aeta of 24 lettera of the alphabet whioh oan be set to a aentenoe in moat modern langudges When one letter ia need in one alphabet aud another in a seoond set and ao on, it becomes a most oomplioated matter. Then there ia the initial problem of whioh language it has been keyed in, to be solved by the man that attempts to open the safe. Furthermore, instead of letters the inventer, one Neumen Tobias, has employed four sets of numerals. Assuming that the look has been set to a figure in the number of 3,030,303.030.303,030, it woald take anyont who undertook to unlock the safe 96,090,278 years 269 days t>nd 30 minutes and 30 seoonds, working at the rate of 60 numbers a minute to arrive at the proper combination. During this time he would have no time for food or sleep. Oic Chronic Seres. As a dressing for old chronic tores there i* nothing so good as Chamberlain's Salve. While it is not advisable to heal old sores en tirely, they should be kept in a good condition, for which the stive is especially valuable. For pore nipples Chamberlain's Ualvs has no anterior For sale by G. W. M. Houff and A. O. Van Gilder. Sweeping is tbe bulletin issued against tbe oigarette smokers by tbe officials of tbe Norfolk and Western Railroad. Tbe lover of tbe ooffin teck most give up bis habit or be dismissed, as tbe bulletin states tbat those who employ mast not engage any who use tbe oigarette and farther that those already in tbe employ who are adioted to "the nail" should be fired at the first opportunity. This means that the oigarette must go, and there will be a great many swear off instantly. The bulletins were posted daring the past week and bave been the subjects of many conversations between rail road men. saved His Comrade's Life "While returning from the Grand Army Enoampment at Washington Oity, a oomrade from Elgin, 111, was taken with cholera morbus and was in a critical condi tion," says Mr J E Hougbland, of Eldon, Iowa "I gave him Cham berlain's Oolio Caolera and Diarr boea Remedy and believe saved bis life I bave been engaged for ten yeara in immigration work and conducted many parties to the south and west I always oarry this remedy snd have used it suc cessfully cn many oooaaions" Sole by G W M Hooff and A C Van Gilder An unnamed New Yorker has given $250,000 to ereot a naval Y. M. O, A. at Norfolk. Ya. Full moon the fifth of July. Pittsburg Capital Pour-| ing Into State. Meny Millions to be Invested in West Virginia Coal and Timber. More Pittsburg capital is year ly entering West Virginia coal fields for development of that ter ritory. There is more than or dinary significance in this and coal men in Western Pennsylva nia are watching developments with keen interest, says the Pitts burg Post. Tbesecret of thiB movement in to West Virginia territory by Pennsylvania is that the mine conditions of that state are more favorable in the way of labor. Unions have little hold there, in spite of repeated efforts to get a footiDg. Coal men feol a certain security in having mining opera tions in the state for this reason and are able to take advantage of any stoppage of busiuss in Penn sylvania or Ohio. In addition to this, the West Virginia rate to the lakes has been favorable and advantageous to those mines and against the Pittsburg district, while seaboard shipment are also favorable. It is stated that within the past two years over two scores of Pa. lumber companies that have clear ed timber lauds of this state have entered West Virginia and have begun the development ofthe vast timber tracts there. The new Coal and Iron Railroad is dotted its entire length with these enter prises. West Virginia spruce has been gradually coming into Pitts burg markets in larger quantities until it now is supplanting while pine and hemlock in many in stances and at a much lower cost. Immense quantities of poplar are also being cut for this market. It is said now by leading lum ber men of Pittsburg that when ' the p ana of the Goulds are com pleted throughout West Virginia and the seaboard line is in opera tion from Pittsburg and Wheel ing to Baltimore, the develop ment of these two industries, lum ber and coal, will become much more rapid and will involve the investment of millions of dollars in new enterprises. Wanted His Ghost to be His Executor. Confident that he would return after death, as a spirit, and con trol the management of his prop erty, George Defieubaugh, of Ko komo, Ind., named himself as executor of his $75,000 estate, the will being filed last Saturday. Deftenbaugh thought that all the property he owned at death would be under his absolute con trol through all eternity. He left his family a life interest in the es tate, which ultimately goes to the Swendenborgians, the tenets of whose faith he h?id, in so far as they comported with his more ad vanced notions. He declared that his spirit had been especially en dowed by God with the power in dicated in his will. One of the best ferry boats on the Ohio river is the Champion at Mason City. The boat is elec tric lighed throughout and nice ly furnished for the accommoda tion of its many patrons. Capt. Chas. Jividen is in ommand and a part owner.Capt. Dor DeWolf, one of the best of pilots, is at the wheel while the veteran engin eer Isaac Hoops looks after the machinery. Capt. DeWolf was many years ago in his younger days associated with engineer John Oliver on the famous and fast Katydid. In those palmy days of steamboating they car ried packets as hot as a combine towboat goes today. Capt. Dor says that Oliver was never found wanting when it came to having plenty ofthe blue goods on hands The Katy was a fast little side wheeler and owned at one time by the latte Capt. Jim William son.?Gallipolis Tribbne. It is announced that the pump trust will increase its capital stock by some eight million dol lars. We refrain from making the usual watery remarks which might be suggested in this con nection. A folding baby carriage is on the market. This will be a great boon to worried fathers, as yon can shut the baby up at any time. Facts About Our Treasury. i Little Generally Known of This Im portant Department. The Treasury Department is the most important branch of the Government next to the State Department. It is the fiscal agen cy of the people. At its head is the Secretary of the Treasury, who, for a salary of ?22 a day, is. responsible for the collection and disbursing of a milliou and a halt of dollars every day in the year, and for the custody all the time of more than a billion dollars iu cash and bonds. The various sec retaries of the last 40 years have handled, altogether the incompre hensible sum of ?45,000,00#,000. What is more, during all that time less than a quarter of a mil lion dollars were lost in the| Treasury Department. During any one week of the present year the Treasury officials I expended more than was requir ed to maintain the entire public service for the whole year of 1905. f The money collected by the Treasury last year, in round fig ures, was ?540,000,000. The to tal amount expended iu the same twelve month was ?582,000,000. We spent thus ?42.000,000 more than we took in; but full ?40,000, 000 of the excess in expenditure over revenue is accounted for in the single check given in pay ment for the Panama canal prop erty. The biggest bill collected by I the Treasury was ?261,000,000 for customs; the second largest bill collected was ?232,000,0001 for internal revenue;then ?9,000, 000 was taken in for the sale ol j public lands, and ?37,000,000 fori various small matters. The larg est bill paid in the same time was ?142,000,000 for pensions; then ?115,000,000 for our army and ?102,000,000 for our navy. To I Indians there was paid a little matter of ?10,000,000, and for the interest on the public debt ?25 000,000. Finally the Treasury expended ?186,000,000 for mere miscellaneous "items." If we I count all the dollars paid out by the Treasury since Mr. Roosevelt entered the White House we find that the sum of all money in the! country at the present time?orl about ?2000,000.000. Went to Death Instead of Alter. I With his marriage license in pocket, which he had just secur ed iu anticipation of his wedding on Monday to the girl of fiin choice, Lewis Dempsey, of near Nolan, in Mingo county, was run down and killed by Norfolk A Western train No. 3 Sunday night. Dempsey had been at Williamson and secured the li-1 cense. There being no train out of that place when he was ready to go home he started to walk the distance. Tired out by his day's work, it is presumed he sat down to rest on the track and fell asleep. When hit by the train he was hurled a distance of 15 feet and was terribly crushed about the face and body. Traveling men on the train say he was taken to Naugatuck. He died at that place before the train reached Kenova. The beat way to do is to keep still. If you talk about yonr friends behind their backs you are a gossip, and if you talk about them to their faces your are im polite. A rooster does a lot of flirting, and always gets his head chop ped off. As a rule, the longer a woman has been married, the louder her voice when she speaks to her hus band. If you can't resist the tempta tion to gossip, at least wait until a shooting warrants it. When a man is desperately in i love with a woman, ehe can "ex plain" anything to him. Some men attend a circus be cause they have no longer anv show at home. A thing to puzzle a man whose children can't support themselves is who is going to support their children. Only a Poor Black Man. ?lodge Wofnrd, of Kansas City saved the life ..f Wallace Cooper,' a prgro, who had been convicted of murder and who had appear ed for sentence of death. "We'l." said the Judge, "you're guilty of murder all right, but you'rj a poor, ignorant black man, and I don't waut to hang you. You have no friends. You have no one to plead that you were insaiie when you killed this man. If I sentence you to hang you wilt hang just as sure there's a God in lieaven. There will not be a whole lot of women circol ating petitions to save your neqk. There will not be a lot of fool men writing letters to the Gover nor to save you. No one will send you flowers; you'll just be forgot ten till the day set for your hang ing, and then they'll hang you. I'll sentence you to 80 years iu the pen." A MILUONAiRjr MURDERER. A millionaire is in the New York Tombs fc r murder. You have read the story. It tells a tale of brutality and vengeance that is intolerable to an enlight ened intelligence. The right of one man to kill another is of the narrowest'circumscription. It is not justified by malice and the law punishes when it is so des cribed. The circumstances surrounding the killing of Stanford White by Harry Thaw, as reported by the papers through the press dispatch es, gave no warrant for the tak ing of a life. "You hav ruined my wife," attords a certain agouy of heart to sympathetic beings, but it will scarcely stand the strain of analysis. No man is capable of ruining the wife of another man if the spirit of wife and hus band reigns in the home. And when snch a spirit is absent the process of ruination has been di rected from some other source to quite another end. Had the wife of Thaw been receptive to the ad dresses of other than her husband, lay the blame where it properly belongs. She, at least, did not stand to be ruined except with a full consciousness of the measure of the deed. And had there been more of the spirit of wife and less of the spirit of ail venture in her nature, her ruination by anyone would have been wholly imposs ible. The relief that millionaire Thaw needed could have been obtained by processes of law. Hecoold not have devoted his life, his love to his wife without at least having in return her suffi cient respect. And if that was shortcoming his end would have been properly and more comfor tably met by legal separation. Thaw is, according to all evi dence so far shown, a murderer, pure and simple, and unless his act can be more explicitly exten uated than has so far been done, should be punished accordingly. Uryan told Teddy in 1900 that the railroads, the meat packers and Standard Oil were corrupt, but he would not believe him then. Has Teddy really changed his mind? One is led to believe so from the reports he reads in the daily newspapers these days. A Chicago man spoke for the first time in twenty-one years the other day, and the words he ot tered were: "Is it hot enough for your'' If he addressed one ofthe beef packers bis answer probably was: "Noue of your d busi ness." A prominent Republican of Milwaukee writes as follows to Speaker Cannon. "Though I have never in my fifty years of voting, supported the Democratic ticket, yoor course in the meat in spection and pure food bills turns me strongly toward the Demo crats for relief." And there are thousands just like him all over the country. Don't He Backward. Dj not hesitate to ask for a free sample of Chamberlain'* stomach and Liver Tables We are glad to (jive them to anyone who ia troob. led with biliousness, constipation or any disorder of the stomach! Many have been J>ermanertly cor ed by their oas. For sals by G W M. Hooff and A. O. Van Gilker. '