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POINT PLEASANT, MASON COUNTY, OBITUARY Mr. Robert Riffle, died at hie home Friday, Aug, 24, 1P06, at 11 o'clock ot consumptiiin. lie was married to Miss Maggie tloschar, Nov. 9, 18W8, who died of the same disease, April 7, 1908. Mr. Riffle was born in" April 1879, d e l Aug. *24,190t?, aged 27 years, 4 months and 4 days. lie leaves two children, one boy and girl, a father and mother, three sisters and four brothers and a host of Iriends to mourn his loss. lie professed religion on Tuesday night before lie died. He had been searching for his Master for some time. He called some friends iii on Tuesday night and they sang beautiful songs and prayed for him earnestly and be gave his heart to God; he died believing in Christ Jesua Mr. Riffle was well known by the peo ple of this section. His funeral preached by Mr. Andrew Riffle assisted by J. W. Wingrove. His remains were placed away in the Hoschar buryine ground. D.H. Y TTTANTGI)?by Chicago wholesale and "? mall order house, assistant manager (man or woman) for this county and ad joining territory. Salary $20 and expenses paid weekly; expense money advanced Work pleasant; position permanent. >o investment or experience required. Spare time valuable. U rite at once for full par ticulars and enclose self addressed envelope Address General Manager, 134 E. Lake St. Chicago, 111. Aug29tf TRUSTEE'S SALE Of Town Lot. Farm and Coal Lands in Mason County, JW. Va. Pursuant to the terms and provisions of a deed ol trust executed by Kioiuh E. New man and Susan A. Newman, to the uuder tigued, H. K. Howard, J rustee, b^ario* date ou the 5)ih day oi Septeuibei, one thousand eight. hundred aud ulueiy-eigbt, and uuly recunlwl in tbe Manuu Couuty West Virgin ia. Clerk's office in l'rust 1'ccu Book No. 21, pages to secure to Jas VV. Luug, the pay tutui oi a certain prom misery note theielu meniioned lor the sum of t-MiUO <u, payable two years alter d..te, with lute est at 6 per ceut. payable annually, aud th< saiu note being due and unpaid but bavin* credit thereon of Interest paid to eptenibei 13J. iyu>, and *1*71 TV paid March 3rd, ?9U>, aud btfiuK required by tnesaid Jas. W. Long, the holder aud owner of saiu n ?te so to do, I shall on Saturday, October 6th, 1906, at 11 o'clock a. a*, expose to sale by way of puolic auction, at the front door of the Court House of Aluaon County. West Vir glula, the following property, or so much oi II a* may be ueceMary to pay the afore said debt, described in said deed of trust as follows: A ?ot or parcel of land situate in the town ol folnt fleasaut, Mason County, West Virginia, beginning at the corner oi said lot and lot belonging to E. V. Guthrie on the ?a?t side of Maatu street, thence east erly at right angles with saiu Main street 132 feet, thence northerly V7 leet and 6 inches, tbeuce Westerly 132 leet and thence souther ly along Main street feet aud 6 inches to the place of beginulng. estimated to contain niue-tentbs of an a re more or less, and be ing the individual property oi said Emma L. Newman, also, all of tbe rignt, title anu in terest of said bmma L. Newman lu and to the following uientioneu real estate siLuatt lu said Mas.>n County. West Virginia, which Is an unuivided two uiutbs one, in and to two several tracts ?1 land situate in Robin son District. lu said county, one of said tracts ol laud contains :J8I acres more or less, aud which was conveyed to the said Emma L. Newman aud otbeisby deed executed by Mary Newman uated January 1st, 1Hj6, ana recorded in the Mason County, West Vir ginia, County Clera's office lu ueed bo^k No 16, pages 4uO, Ac. ana the other tract contains acies more or less aud was conveyed to the saiu bmma L Newman aLd others by Oiueon Kittle by deed bearing date on the lith day ol iNovtuiuer, tS&J. and recorded lu the Clerk's t ffice of the Mason Couuty Court indeed book No. 18, pages Af, <Sc.,ihe caid two last named tracts ul land being kuown as tbe 1. V. Newman f?r?i-, and to which deeds reference is nereby made to have the aame force and effect as if sa d deeds were herein copied anu tne land particularly de scribed by metes and bounds. Also, all of the right, title and intciest ol the said Emma E. Newman and Susau A. Newuiau in aud to the following mentioned real estate situ <teu in Mason Couuty, W?.st \ iigiuii, which in terest Is an undivided lour-ninths in and to a tract ol laud conveyed to said Einiiia E. Newman, Susan A Newma and others, by deeds of Mary Newman, dateu September 1st, 1&5, aud recorded in the office ol the Clerk of the Mason Couuty Court in deed boon No. 1H, pages 458-1*. containing iw;2 acres aud to which deed lelerence is hereby maJe t<? have the same force and eHV?.t as if saiu deed was herein copied and the laud par ticularly described by ineles and bounds. Ter^sol sale?Cash H. R. HOWARD. sept 5 4 wks. Trustee. TRUSTER'S SALE BY virtue of that certalu deed of trust ex ecuted by W. D. Sullivan to the u..der sigued trustee, and dated the 2>>th day of April, 1W1, and recorded lu the County Court Clerk's office, of Mason County, West Virginia, in trust deed book N*v 27, at page 60s Ac to secure to Charles B. Till is anu Johu C. 'J'lllis the payment of one certain promissory note bearing uate April 2i>, li?M, lor the sum of S187.fi), with interest from date aud due two years after date, anu said Dote being due aud payable according to its tenor anu tfltct and default having been made In the payment of said note aud oeing require i so to do, by the owners and holders of said note, 1 will on Saturday, the 6th day of October, 1906, commencing atlOo'clock a. rn at the front door ol tbe Court House, ol Mason cou?.ty. West Virgiuia, sell for cash at public auc tiou to tbe highest bidder the following tracts of land conveyed to said trustee by said trust deed, viz: Oue tract of land situ ate in Union District, Mason County. West Virginia, aud bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a block oak on Eittle Buzzard near mouth of small b'anch. ihence runuing N 71? E 2? poles to a stone and j black oak on south hill side hear Scantliu's house, N 3<* E 58 poles to a stone in field, N 62* E 44 poles to a chestnut oak, by road h &?" E 44?-* poles to an iron wood aud two ?mall white oaks by a branch. S 32? E poles to a m pie on hlll?lde. N 81? E 23 pole* and 12 Unas to a stake and stone pile corner to .17 acre tract hereinafter described, thence with line of said 37 acre tract N S3 16? W 125 poles and LI n!cs to stake In orlgiuai outline of tract, of which this Is a part, thence with this said original outline s 74 W 63 poles and 16 links to a stone corner to i lands of Mary Decker and other tracts ot 1 E.J. Maupin, ? oW? W 6* poles to a stake In low gap, thence 87 2C W 32 poles o a small white on hillside, thence 8 36? E 1(12 poles to the place ol beginning, estimated to contain 85 actes. Also another tract situate in said district, county and state aforesaid, and is bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stake in line ol lands ol Maupin and corner to corner, thence ? 3B? E 132 poles to a stone pile, thence N W? E 45 poles to a black oak thence N 99* W M p? les to where asmall black oak formerly stood, thence8 71? W 42 poles to the place of be ginning. e tlmated to contain X2 acres. Also anotber tract situate in said Union District aud county aud state aroresaid.aud is bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stake in line of Maupiu and a corner to dower, thence 8 E 112 poles to a slake In Scautlin's line, thence 74? w 112 poles to a stake In said Scant.lu's line, thence N 32? w l-'ffl?? poles to the place of be ginning eslimat d to contain 5 acres Also a right ol way for a road through a tract of lei acres of land couveyed by E. J Maupin to Thomas Forbes and Amon Forbes by deed duted October 2>tb, 19ili, which right of way or road was reserved in said deed and begins at a white oak on the hillside south east side of said tract ot ?aid 101 acres and running along hill side to a gate on road near iron brlc ge over 13-mile creek. The above described real estate being the same conveyed to said VV . D. Sullivan by Chas. B.Tillls and John C. Tillis Witness my hand this Sept 4th, 1906. JOHN E. BEEEER, Hep 5-1 wk Trustee. LEARN TELEGRAPHY. Taught by an experienced operator, $5.00 per month. Satisfaction guar anteed. For particulars address L A. Van Gilder, July 18 tt Point Pleasant, W. Va. K. of P. Convention. The Ninth Pythian Diatriot Con vention held an interesting session at Hartford, Wednesday Sept 5th In the absenoe of Prea. L P- Par ley, of Kioawha county, Hn"i Vioe President V L. Hall, of Cabell oounty, the oonvention oboae Rev J. D Garrett, of Wayne, end J. M. Mathews, of Kanawha, to fill these respective offices A Li Rymer, of Putnam, the Secretary, was present, and oalled the meeting to order. R T Embleton, C O, of Ban ner L- d^e No. 22, introduced Mayor H CI (ireer, of Hartford, who welcomed the viaiting Knigbta to the town. Thia waa reapcnded to by Rev. JL D. o#-W?ru?,'lu '??llrtr f the five oonntiea of Cabell, Ka nawha, Maaon, Putnam Bnd Wayne, whioh oontaina the 30 sub ordinate lodgea in thia diatriot. The roll oall showed tbst 24 delegates were piesent and that 2 of the lodgea were represented, also, that Prof V. A. Lewie,-of the Grand Ledge, waa present, whioh together with visitors made the at tendance nearly 100 Q lite a number of resolutions *ere tffered and and aoted upon whioh reoommended needed legis lation to the Grand Lodge The committee on obituarira re ported nine deaths Binoe the last oonvention met at Milton on Jan uary 8 Addresses were made by Hon, V. A Lewis, G. M at arms, Mor g?n Jin bins, P. C C, Rev J.D Garrett, C C. A. L Rymer. S?o and P.CC, Col S C. Butler, if A R 'nk, O. T Wood, P. C. O., OjI. Hunkers, D G. C of Ohio and others. Tae Convention eleoted the f j1 1 iwing < ffliere for the next calendar ^ear:?Rev. J. D. Garrett, ol vlountain Jewel Lodge No 81, uresidenl; J. M. Mathews, of E k?na No 63, bb vice president, and O. L. Gilmore, of Syraouse No 82, bb Beoretary. Win field waa selected as the next plaoe of meeting, the date oeiug Maroh 5, 1906. The oonvention adj inrned at 5 p. m. to meet with Banner Lodge No. 22, at 7:30 p. m., to witness the team work in all the ranks as given under special dispensation to oandidate R C Campbell for Vandalia, Lodge No 108 of Mason City. Frienda who witnessed this o aim it was grand and impressive and that Mr. Campbell oertainly had a lively goat to ride from start to finish. At 1 a m., Thursday, the Lodge, having olosed its session, they tendered the oonvention a bounte ous repast indicative of the genero sity of the good people of Hartford This was relished and enjoyed heartily notwithstanding the fact tbat the representatives were tired. Address of weloome by Hon. B. G Greer, Mayor, of Hartford City, ' it is a pleasure as well as a duty to weloome t*>e delegates and visiting members of the order of Knights of Pythias, to our midst. And in extending to you the full Freedom of oar little town we feel ihat we have plaoed in you a oon fidenoe thbt wiil not be betrayed Yon my frienda represent the noblest traits of oharaoter and the highest type of citizenship. Did it ever ooour to you that the lives of Caesar, Alexander, and Napoleon are today mere blots on the pages of history, while those of Howard Raikes, Wilding, Da mon and Pythias shall oontinueto grow brighter as the ages inorease, until under the influence of their tenohing and example mankind everywhere shall be brought to ac knowledge the Fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of man, We truat th .t yon may go tor ward in the good work of human btnefaotion until the last tear of distress shall be wiped away. In snob a work you may inscribe ycur names on the tablets of human man hearts and affeotions so tbat yonr good deeds will live after yon. My friends we have no key to present on this oooasian we want you to feel that our doors are un locked and remember, tbat to you the latohstring hangs on the out Bide. In the name of the town of Hart, foid, and Banner Lodge 22, Knights of Pythias we bid yon a royal weloome." Ask any "JAP" that yon may see, "Why the Czar, with Bear behind," had to climb a tree. The Yanks, God bless the Yanka, eays h e, They gave nsRooky Mountain Tea A 0 Van Gilder i Ai '* FIRE - SALE! $20000 Stock of the Red Anchor Store i To be Closed Out at the Lowest Prices That Were Ever Made on Similar Goods in the County. WE were smoked from garrat to cellar in the big fire recently. The goods on each of the three floors were damaged more or less from smoke and water, principally smoke, and the Insurance Co. Stands the Loss. Our own fire protection probably saved our immense stock from complete destruction, but notwithstanding .every possible precaution smoke penetrated to every nook and corner from the adjoining building and made the goods unfit for the strictly first class stock always to be found at the Red Anchor. To make a long story short ?this stock must be sold. We have no room for a bolt of gj^ods that has been damaged in the i 'ciigfji ff t or anything that does not come up to our standard of FIRST QUALITx. .The Insurance Co. has covered our loss fully and it is up to us to get the goods out of the way. It is simply YOUR GAIN and the Insurance Company's LOSS. The stock has been gone over carefully, and you will find prices here far below the first cost to manufacture. And another thing you must remember?Fall is almost upon us and this sale must not stand in the way of our immense new Fall stock. We must get the goods AT ONCE. Don't put off coming?you will be sorry when you know what you have missed. One spot will knock the price off a whole bolt of goods, or a smoked appearance will make the price of the finest garment in the store about one-third of its of its original price, while it does not really detract from its value. No need to waste words?Come. Sale Now Going On And will last but a short time, as a stock of this quality will be snapped up eagerly at the slaugh ter prices we have placed on the goods. Remember everything must go?Carpets, Curtains, Rugs, Matting, Wall Paper, Ready-to-Wear Goods. Everything goes at Fire Sale Prices. Our New Fall Stock . -i 'ft ? Had already began, to arrive before the fire. Fall underwear, Skirts, Jacket Suits, Blankets, Comforts, etc., were in stock and the prices on these goods must suffer with the rest. Our cus tomers will reap an unexpected harvest in the next few days. Just think of buying your Fall needs now at a saving heretofore unequaled, and the first washing will remove every trace of damage to the goods that suffered most, while the greater part of the goods will actually show no perceptible damage. If you want to save?Hurry. Prices Reduced to About One-Half. RED ANCHOR STORE. DON'T MISS THE PLACE. Front Street, Pomeroy, Ohio. TO AILING WOMEN. A Little Sound Advice Will Help Many a Sufferer in Point Pleai ant. No woman oan be healthy and well if the kidneys are eiok Poi sons that pass iff in the nrine when the kidneys are siok Poisons that p '88 off in tbe nrine when the kid neys are well retained in the body when the kidneys are siok Kid ney and blidder get inflamed and swollen, orowding the delicate fe male organs nearby and sometimes displacing them This is the trne jause of mtiny bearing down pain*, lamenets, baokaohe, sideaobe, eto Urio poisoning also eauses head tohes, dizzy Fp^lU, languor, ner vousness and rneomatio pain When suffering so, try Doan's Kidney Pills, the remedy th-tt cures siok kidneys. You will get oetter as the kidneys get better, and health will return when the tidueyB are well Let a Point Pleasant woman tell you about about Doan's Kidney Pills Mrs J T Stone, of (lain St., Point Pleasant, W Vs, says: "Al most continually for the past few years, I was troubled with severe beadaohes arising from kidney disorder I would at times, beoome dizzy and almost blind from this My kidneys were affeoted, for tbe pains aoross the small of my baok and through the kidneyB were sharp and penetrating I dootored oon siderobly but gained little relief Beading up the symptoms of kid ney trouble in one of the pamph lets of Foster-Milburn Co, and also noticing the good testimonials of people oured by Doan's Kidney Pills, I became convinced of their merits and got a box at GWM Booff's drag store, wbiob I took nd 1 oan substantiate all that is olaimed of this splendid remedy I believe it to be a great onre for kidney trouble." For sale by all dealers Prioe 60 oents Foster-Milbnrn Oo, Bnf fnlo New York, sole agents for the CJn ted States Remember the name?Doan's? and take no other 19 and 26 The 700-ton ocean tug Potom ac which headed the fleet that towed the dry dock Dewey to Manila is ordered to Newfound land to protect the American fishermen. Ladies, read this catalogue of charms Bright eyes, glowing oheeks, red lips, a smooth skin without a blemish, in short, per fect health Fur rale with every paokage Hollistsr's Rooky Moun tain Tea 35 oents A 0 Van Gil der Claude Wall Jeweler, Gallipolii Meets With an Accident at Columbus. A telegram from Mr. Frank Vanoe at Columbus to Mr P. T Wall's folks this morning said Mr. Claude Wall in attempting to get aboard a street oar at about 11 u'oluok Wednesday nigbt was struok by an automobile and had one of hid legs broken beluw the koee and was taken to St Francis Hospital wbere he has been resting quietly sinoe His brother Mr Will Wall went up this morning be with him Mr. Wall had just gone up to Columbus Wednesday morning to take in the fair, and purposed go?ng from there to Cin cinnati to the fall festivbl and buy some goods before returning, ex peoting to have a nioe time His friends here are very sorry to hear of his m'sfortune. He oarries an aooident polioy which will oome handy ?Gallipolis Tribune, 6ih. Claude M. Wall, aged 35, a jew eler from Gallipolis, was run over by an automobile at 12:30 this morning while waiting for an East Long street oar near Seventeenth street. His oompanion, J M. Kaufman, a tbeatrioal man from the same place, narrowly escaped (Djary, Wall reoeived a broken left leg and an ugly two-inch out over the left eye. He was taken ti St Franois Hospital.?Ohio Sun 6th The Deepwater Railway. H H. Rogers is reported to have said in oonferenoe with the Penn sylvania R R i ffioials a few days sinoe, "Gentlemen, the Deep Water I Tide Water Ry., will be built just bb ' planned You can oraok your big stick and I will retaliate in kind " John D Rockefeller said, "I have not a dollar in the Deep Water Tidewater Ry. It is Roger's pro jjot and be is able to put it through. He is my friend and any time he needs my servioe I am at his oom mand."?Wyoming Mountaineer. A surveying party of six men is said to he at Cheshire coming this way and will reaoh Gallipnlis about the last of the week. The party making a snrvey from a point near Newark Ohio, to thisoity and state that the purpose of the survey is f >r a traotiob line to be known as the Ohio ard Chicago Traotion Co. It is thought, however, that the survey is merely th^ prelimi nary for the Daepwater people and tthat developments will show that the Daepwater will be oonneoted with them ssmeplaoe above or near this oity. The surveying oorps has been out sinoe July and have surveyed olose to 120 miles.?Galli polis Journal A girl gets muoh more offendec i if you oali hugging squeezing. Bryan on Plutocracy Wm. J. Bryan in his Madison Square Garden speech, discussed the dangers of "Plutrocracy." He pointed out that the enor mous fortunes that are piled up through special legislation, taxed from the people or acquired un der other forms of law, constitute a menace to the liberties of the people and the very existence ot the Government itself. In con cluding his speech he said. "Plutocracy is abhorrent to a republic; it is more despotic than morarchy, more heartless than aristocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It preys upon the nation in time of peace and con spires against it in the hour of its calamity. Conscienceless com passionless and devoid of wisdom, it enervates its votaries while it impoverishes its victims. It is already sapping the strength of the nation, vulgarizing social life and making a mockery of morals. "The time is ripe for its over throw. Let us attack it boldly making our appeal to the awak ened conecience-of the nation? in the name of the counting room which it has defiled; in the name of business honor which it has sullied; in the name of the peo ple whom it has oppressed; in the name ofjtbe homes which it has despoiled, and in the name of re ligion, upon which it has placed the stigma of hypocrisy. "And, if I may be permitted to suggest a battle hymn, I propose a stanaz, but slfghtly changed, from one of the strongest of the poems of Scotland's great demo cratic bard: "Columbia! My dear, my native soil! For whom mv warmest wish of Heaven is sent. Long may thy fiardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health and pepce and sweet content. And Oh, may Heaven their Bimple lives prevent From Luxury's contagion, weak and mile; Then, tho' unearned wealth to wickedness be lent. A vir.uous populace may rise and stand A wall of fire aronnd their much-loved land." The average husband is as easy to foci as a bank examiner. (Judge Wm. A. Pnrsons' Opinion In the Ji. & O. Railroad Appeal Cage ill the Circuit Court oj Jackson, Roane and Mason Counties at Point Pleasant, from the Assessment of the Board oj Public lt~or?s. In the Circuit Court of Mason oounty, West Virginia. Appeals of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company from the decisions of the Board of Public Works valuing its properties in the counties of Mason, Jackson and Bonne for taxation. Opinion of Wm. A. Parsons, Jndge of the fifth Judicial Circuit of West Virginia. Total number of miles operated by the company In ana out of ! tbe state 4,476 42 Total number of miles opera ted In the state 1,1173 64 Total groxs earnings of that fiart of the company's system ii this state $ 17.4<>8,266 14 Total. xpeuses Including taxes 11,914,172 94 Total n?t earn lugs 5,49 J,064 20 Total gross earntngs of the en tire Hue in bnd out of the state 67,680,997 13 Total expeu es 44,710,603 5b Total uet earnings 22,979,393 35 The percentage of expenses to the earnmgs o 1 entire sys tem in and out of the state . 66 05 per ct In the state 68-44perct Total value of all taxable prop erty in the state as reported by tne company 17,081,273 00 Touil value of the 207.82 miles ot the Ohio River Rail road 1,629,69? 00 Total value of 22.40 miles of the Havens wood, Spencer and Uieuvllle Hallway 150,:t78 00 Total value ot 13 miles of Ripley Mill Creek Valley railroad 50,292 00 Total funded debt 243,513,4:10 00 Total unfunded debt 10,608,043 83 Total funded and unfunded debt $ 254,121,473 83 Total xniount of capital Btock issued by the company 181,258,524 33 Total amount of debt liabilities 254,121,473 83 Total amount of stock and debt 4.8,379,998 14 Amount ot stock and debt per mile of l'ne 110,643 07 It is deemed unnecessary to go further into figures returned by tbe Company in its report at this time. Upon the report containing the faots and figures above stated, to gether with the other information therein, being filed in its iffije, it was the duty of the board to ap prove it if satisfactory But if the report was not satisfactory, the ioard had the right to prooeed in -uob nranner as to it seemed best ' to obtain the faots and informa tion rtqaired to be furnished by -uoh return; and to this end tbe jaid board may send for persons and papers and may oompel tbe at tendance of any person and tbe produoticn of any paper neoessary. in tbe opinion of tbe board t? en able it to obtain tbe information desired for tbe proper discharge of its duties under this seotion." Tbe report as it seems was not satisfao tory to tbe board; therefore the board proceeded to obtain some of the faots and information tbe re port should have oontained, but which it did not oontain, from other souroes, and from the faote and information whiob it obtained from the report and from other souroes reached conclusions res pecting the values of tbe proper ties of tbe Company subjeot to taxation in tbe state very different from those rtaohed by tbe effioere if tbe Company in the report As we have seen, tbe offioers of the Company in the report pnt tbe value of all the taxable property of tbe Company in tbe stbte at $17, 081,273 00. The B jard of Publio Works fixed tbe value of all tbe property of the Company in tbe state, subjeot to taxation at $79, 981,749 00. making a difference of | $62 90J.176.00. Tbe section of tbe statute above referred to further provides that the deoision of tbe board shall be final unless appealed from within tbe time provided by tbe statute, but if appealed from tbe statut says that such appeal shall have precedence over all other oases on tbe dooket and shall be tried in the shortest time possible after such appeal is dooketed. Tbe atatota requires the board to asseee and fix the fair oash values of the Companies properties in each ol the oounties of the state and say* i: any company o'aims to be ag grieved by the value so fixed by the board in any oounty it may ap peal therefrom to tbe Girouit Court of tbe county, and upon suob ap peal the court Bhall hear all suob legal evidence as may be offered by tbe state, cjunty, district or muni cipal corporation or by tbe oom pany appealing, and if after tbe bearing the oonrt be satisfied that tbe value fixed by the board be oorreot it shall confirm tbe same, but if the oonrt be of opinion that the value so fixed be either too high or low it shall oorreot the same and ascertain and fix the true value of said property. Under tbe law as we find it io tha statute the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, Ravenswood, Spenoer and Glenville Railway Co. and the Ripley & Mill Creek Valley Railroad Company filed their sepa rate petitions praying for appeals, and apon each of these petitions I appeals were allowed and by agree merit were all beard in Maeoi County at the ooort bouse thereof r The ooart thinks it proper to re r card these oases as if there wae ont appeal and cnly one from eaob oonnty. And in order to Bsoertain - in the ex*o" soope o' the inquiry the oonrt is to make and the matter of d fferenoe between the oontending parties to be determined, it may be stated that the Ripley & Mill Greek Valley railroad is valued in the re port filed with the Bsard of Public Works, inoluding second traok. side traok, rolling stork, tools anc' machinery, real estate t>nd personal property at $59,292, or $4,561 per mile, being thirteen i?iie&; the port of the Ravenswood, Spencer & Qlenville Railroad in Jaokson Goonty, including side track, etc? $74 964. or $4,570 per mile, being 10.40 miles, and that pirt of it whioh is in Roane County, includ ing aide traok, eto, $7^,414. or $4713 per mile, being sixteen mile^; '.he pait of the Quia River Rail road in Jackson County, inoluding side traok, eto, at $207,663, oi $7,288 per mile, being 28.50 miles; in Mascn oounty at $387 307, ci $7,469 per mile, being 51.86 miles Eigineer Venable in his rstimitt of the value of the R & M. V. R. R puts it at $101,550, including equipment and all propertj; tht the R. S. & G R in Jacfcsw Ooun y at $117,432. and in Roane Coonty at $130,230, the total value of the O. R R. in Jaokson Count} at $326,940, and in M son Count} 657,357 Some other engineer* who testify in the oase substantial!} agree with Mr. Venable. The board jf Publio Works put the total valu? jf the Ohio River railroad in Jaok son Oounty at $1,680,673.00 oi $59,075 00 per mile, being 28 50 mild?; and in Mason County at $3, 077.360.00; or $59,337.00 per m:le, being 5186 miles The Riplej and Mill Creek Valley railroad a' $331,902, or $25,754 00 per mile. beiDg 13 milee; the Ravenswood, Spenoer and GHenville railroad in ?Jaokson County at $378,057.00 or $23,113 00 per mile, being 16 40 milee; and in Roane oounty at $371, 614.00 or $23,225 00 per mile, being 16 miles. As between these widely differ ent views as to the values of these properties, the oourt is called upon to deoide upon the evidenoe be fore it, so far as the evidenoe goes, for as respeots many important matters whioh the oourt is oalled upc n to ocnsider and deoide then is a perplexing absence of Batisfao toiy evidenoe. If we are to treat these three roads, whose values are in question, as the attorneys for the applioint insist, we shall, Be separate roads owned by separate existing oorporatione, the absence of evidenoe upon whioh reliance oan be had to fix values, makes the work mr.ch more diffioult than it would be if we regard tbem ae parts of the B & O R. System, oontrolled and operated by the B. & O. R Co. The attorneys for the appellant tell the oonrt and the evidenoe shows that the three roads were not built by the B & O R. Co. and that the B. & O. R Oo does not own the legal title to the property of these roads. The B & O. R. Oo. has not leased them but has been operating them, has acquired virtually all of the oapital stook of these roads, took entire oontrol of them without any arrangement or agreement oi with the officers of these roads permitting it to do so so far at the evidenoe shows; the officers of the B. & O. R. Co have given to the O. R. R and its branohes the name of the O R. division of the B & O. R ; the property of the O R. division of the B. & O R Co. has for the past five years been re turned by the offioers of the Com pany as it has been returned the present year; and it has been assess ed and taxed as it is proposed to assess and tax it for the present year. The oapital stook, the number shares, and the value thereof the expenses of operating these roads ?have not been returned neither has the indebtedness or earnings of these roads or of any of them been returned; there has been no sepa rate aooonnts of the earnings or aaerating expenses kept, so the }oofcktt may oonolnde that the e ffi oers of the B. & O. R Co. regard el and treated the Ohio River di vision as a part of the B. & O System and have desired it to be assessed and taxed as suoh and in addition to all thiB the oourt thinks that the statute may be construed B9 r.-quiring the O. R division to be assessed and taxed to the B & O R. Co. ae has been dene without any oomplaint for the last five yean, and having determined that ? I it is proper to bums and tax th* > O. B. division of the road to tba ? IB & O. K. Co. the oonrt will oon -1 eider what has been said by oonn > sal respecting the method of as. i sessing and taxing the proparties. 11 It may be oono?-ded that proper ' I ty oannot be taxtd. exoept pursuant to law permitting it to be done The statute law whioh has been refered to not only permit the pro perties whose values are in question I bere to be taxed but requires in plain terms that the same ahall be 'axed and shall be valued by the Board of Pabtio Works lifter the .year 1905 "at its true and aotual value; that ia to I ?J: at the prioa for whioh suob I property would sell if voluntarily offered for sate by (be owner there I of, upoa snob terms as suoh pro I perty, the value of whiob ia sought to be ascertained, is usually sold, and not the prioe whioh might be realised if snoh property waa told I *t foroed sale." The facts and in.' formation whioh the Board ia to oonsider in arriving st the valuea I of railroad property are, as the I onuit thinks, pretty olearly indioat I sd by noting the faots, and infor mation whioh the officers of tha railroad oompany are required by tbe etatnte to return to the Board 3f Pablio Works. Whether the board may oonsider evidenoa of af any faots outside of and apart from the faots and information vhioh the officials of tbe road are required to return may be ques tioned; but it is entirely oertain tbat the Board may oonsider all the facts and information whioh the officers of tbe road are required to return, and if the offioers of tha road, do not return all the faots *nd information whioh the statute required thrm to return to the board, the Board may go oataida it the return and obtain from othes jouroes and faots and information vhioh tbe offioers of the ruad should have returned but did not return. The statute has indioated to tha offioers of the oompany what ahall be returned in plain terms and to tbe board by plain implica tion that it may oonsider all tha faots returned by tba board, all 'he evidenoe before the Board relat ing to faots whioh the Board should have returned but did not return, and if for any reason tbe faota re quired to be returned have not been returned in suoh man ner as to make the return satis factory to the board, the board may hear other and more satiafao tory evidenoe as to the faots re turned in an unsatisfactory man ner. The statute enya tbat tha board shBll estimate tbe properties of tbe road acoording to their true and aotual value, and that tba , values estimated and fixed by tha( board shall be entered of reoord In/ its minute book, that the seoretarjy of the board shall certify tha values so fixed to tbe Auditor and that the Auditor shall assess tbe prop erties whose values have been been fexed for taxation. Tha stat ute, as has been stated, points out what the offioers of tha road shall return and what the board shall oonsider in fixing valaee; so open the whole, the route to be traveled haa been sufficiently nit. zed. Everything that the board -is to do bas been pointed out olear ly enough, exoept tbe prooeasee of reasoning by whioh the board ia to reaob its oonolnsions; therefore, if it be true, as oontended by oounsel for appellant, that a method of doing tbe work of the board ahonld be provided by tbe Statute, it bas in the opinion of the oonrt bean done. Having determined that tbe piqp er'ies whose valuee are In question oan be legally assessed to tbe B & O B. Co. as the operator, that the state rite requiree tbe properties to be valued, assessed and taxed and that it points out tbe method to be pursued; nothing remains to be determined exoept tbe queetion of values. fTo be continued. 1 Starris* to Death ceoanse her stomach was so weakened by neeleee drugging tbet she oould not eat, Bin Mary H Walters, of 8t CUair St, Columbus, O, was literally starving to death She writes: "My stomaoh waa ao weak from uselees drugs that I oould not eat, and my nerves so wreoked that I oould not sleep; and not before I was given up to try Eleotrio Bitters; with the won derful result that improvement be gan at onoe, and a complete cure followed" Beet health Tonio on earth 50o - Guaranteed by all drug gists An editor of a Western ex change recently began worrying about how he would get bis shirt on over his wingB after reaching haradise. An envious contem porary sarcastically observed that pis'difficulty would likely be in linaing out how he could get hia hat over his horns.