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* POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. # VOLUMN48. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 12. 1909. NO. 43 CONGRESSMAN HUGHES SAYS THE STATE WILL GET AT LEAST 45C ATON PROTECTION ON COAL Congressman J?mes Anthony Hughes, of ?he Fifth West Virginia district, brought cheerful news to the people of the Kanawha Valley, when he arrived in the city this morning on his way home from \\ ash ington, stopping over at the capital between trains. "Its a.pretty safe bet," said the Huntington congressman, while waiting for No. 3, to leave the Char leston station, "that we are going to receive pretty fair treatment from the tariff makers over in Washing-' ton. Especially do I think we will! ?win our contentions as to coal, lum ber and oil, three products in which West Virginia is largely interested. "What will the senate do with ref erence*. to coal? ' was asked of Con gressman Hughes. "I believe we will get a duty of at least 45 cents a ton on coal, which includes coal and culm, continued the congressman. There is also .1 likelihood of a provision to fix a rate of 50 and 25 cents. That is making the duty on culm or slack 25 cents per ton and defining specifically in the bill what slack is, there being no such definition in the Dinglev law. "My own judgement is that we will also secure ample protection on lumber, probably keeping the rate at ?2 per 1,000. Oil, also will be pro tected with a duty of about 25 cents. : "No, I cannot say just when the new tariff bill will be complete. It was my opinion smiu' weeks ago that we would-pass the bill by June 1st, but the discussions in the senate have been so many and by such able men that it will require more time than I anticipated, but I expect the new bill to be passed before July 1st." ... Congressman Hughes had kind words for his colleagues in the lower house and for the ^ est \ irginia senators. "Senator Elkins has conducted a gallant fight," said the congressman "and I think he will win his conten tions. Senator Scott, also, made a forcible argument on the floor of the senate last week. Senator Elkins will have another whirl at the bill the coming week. He says that the former sjiecch he made was simply a beginning, and that next week he will discuss the bill in earnest. "While Congressman Gaines, from your own district has been criticised for his attitude on the measure, 1 think Mr. Gaines did all in his ]*>?' er before the committee to protect West Virginia products. Being on the committee he had to sup;>ort the bill in the lower house. As 1 was not a member of the committee and was a free lance, I confess I was guilty of 'insurging a little bit when the bill was in the lower house. ? Charleston Mail. MINISTER MISSING. REV. CULLIN LEAVES FAMILY MAY 2ND AND HAS NOT BEEN HEARD OF. Rev. J. N. Cullin left his family and the parsonage in Lewis district on May 2nd, and has not been heard of since. He failed to fill his aj> pointment at Eckard on Sunday, and has made no excuse for his conduct. | It is reported that he took with him , 3400 of the money of his daughters, and left only a dollar laying on the 1 mantel for his wife. His clothes j were taken from the house probably in a gunney sack which he carried with him when he left. His wife supposing he was going to his regu lar service on Sunday, did not sus pect that he would not return. It is not known where he went or when he will return. Cullin was raised in this county, and has been preaching in this part of the state fcjr several years. Miss Inez Somcrville, of the Flats, was in town visiting her sister Mrs. L. A. McMillin yesterday. FATS VS LEANS GAME SUNDAY RESULTS IN A DRAW SCORE 26 TO 26. A small* but appreciative crowd witnessed the best game (?) of the season, last Sunday at the local park, between the fats and leans. The game so we are told was replete with exciting plays", sensational falls, (ask Charley Jones) and artistic base run ning. They do say that "Jim Hooff circled those bases so &?t that : he actually set them on fire. "Bill Stortz, "Harve" Gibson, Geo. Shingle and *'Roe Forest are run ning yet. "Doc Butcher, W.W. Baxter, John Rock and John Warten berg for the leans deserve especial mentioft for the masterly way in which they covered their respective position. '' Doc" Butcher is entirely too fast for the above company and we expect to hear of him in fast com pany next season. The game was called off in the sixth inning by mutual agreement, the different players repairing to the nearest drug store for arnica and bandages. Dr. McElfresh umpired the game and gave universal satisfaction. The following named played with the respective organization: Fats-"Harve" Gibson, Homer Smith, ''Jim" Hooff, Geo. Shingle, Clint Greer, Charley Smith, Charley Jones, "Roe" Forest, "Bill" Stortz. Leans?John Rock, Jim Cava naugh, W. W. Baxter, JohnWarten berg, Charley Ong, Lee Saunders, Carl Bruestle, " Doc' Butcher, Jap Lighter. JMCK t*PS. Lighter throwed such a swift ball that the fats were soon fanned out. they not being used to left and right curves, drops, etc. Shingle made a two bagger and was standing flat tooted on the base. He thought the base had left that end of the diamond and while his foot was in the air he felt the ball touch him, which made the score a tie. "Roe" Forest in an effort to get the ball in ahead of John Kock struck him with the ball and he was crossed out. "Gibson claims he made three hits and two three baggers. Dr. Butcher took care of the left field and had the satisfaction of get ting plenty of exercise. Wartenberg played rather close the first base. VETERAN'S JEWEL PRESENTED TO H. G. DAVIS IN TOKEN OF LONG MEMBERSHIP IN 1.0.0. F. F.lkins, May P.-Henry G. Davis, former United States Senator and former Democratic candidate for Vice-President, was presented last night with an honorary veteran s jew el by Grand Master J. Dallas Mar tellar, on behalf of the Randolph Lodge, No. 11(>, 1. O. O. F. Hon orary veterans jewels are presented to those who have been for 50 years members of the order. Ex-Senator Davis has been a member for nearly 65 years. Judge Dayton, of the Federal ; Court, past grand master, delivered the address. ; NATHAN HILL CAUGHT. Nathan Hill, wanted at Jackson, | Ohio, upon a charge of grand lar ceny, was arrested at this place on ! Monday, May 3, by policeman Wm. Foglesong. Hill was found in the postoffice here where he was inquir ing for mail under an assumed name. At first he agreed to go with the po lice officer of Jackson, O., to that place, but on the arrival of the po liceman refused to go. Requisition papers were secured from Governor Glasscock, and Sheriff Kelly, of Jackson county, O., took charge of Hill last Monday and he was taken to Jackson, to await his trial. I The Register only Si a year. HEAVY SENTENCES ! GIVEN THE MIU KIDNAPPERS? BOYLE GOES UP FOR LIFE. The conYiction of Boyle and his; wife, the kidnapers of the WhitU j boy, at Sharon, Pa., is a result which : will give universal satisfaction. Of : their guilt there never was any room j : for doubt, for they were caught with i ; the ransom just. after they had re leased the boy. There was no chance for their escape save on some legal \ technicality, and of that mode of de- J 1 fence their attorneys made least ? possible use of. It is well that thev j did. The people are weary of tech- ; nicalities which protect the guilty ; and defeat justice, and in this par-' tirular case there was a strong and' all-pervasive sentiment against that [ sort of defense. Ever since the com-' mission of the crime, there has been j a unanimity of opinion that kidnap ping is one of the most despicable of; crimes that it must be suppressed1 and that the only way to suppress it: is to punish adequately and swiftly those who engage in it. A defense, for the prisoners was impossible, so clear was the case against them. : They have been only at times to j cloud the case with a certain mys tery as to the identity of the woman and with hints of implication of oth- ' i ers. * Even now they are declaring; < that one ore more others, are guilty! with them. - The only answer to that1 is that their word will not be suffici- I ent, but, if it is true, as they say, 1 there will be as much public interest': in punishing the other or others as in ': punishing them. [ i Later.?Mcrcer, l'a., May 10. i Judge Williams today sentenced James H. Boyle, convicted of the. kidnapping of Willie Whitla, to im-i prisonment for life. Mrs. Boyle was'sentenccd to a term;;; of twenty-five years in the. [ieoitcn- - tiary and to pay a fine of ?5,000 and the costs of the suit. Boyle did not create the scene in the court room he had threatened and did not utter a word prior to the pronouncement of his sentence. His counsel, however, made a plea for ! both Boyle and his wife, asking leniency. When sentence had been pronounc ed, both Boyle and his wife collapsed : completely as soon as its significance ^ dawned ujxm them. When they started to walk back to jail from the court room, Boyle managed to walk without assistance down the front j steps, but u|>on reaching the front! door he became limp and was unable to stand upon his feet. He was. lifted into an ambulance and when he reached the jail his state of col- ' lapse was such that he had to be carried to his cell. Mrs. Bovle was unable to walk down the steps from the court house j to the street and was carried down three flights of stairs. When she again reached the jail she was carried to her cell, upon reaching which she btoke down and wept bitterly. TO PURIFY OHIO RIVER. Dr. Probst, secretary of the State I Board of Health, has received infor- : mation that the Governor of West i Virginia has appointed the members < j from this state to co-operate with 11 Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania in ' 1 purification of the Ohio river. In ? consequence of this, he is making ar rangements for a meeting of the com missioners from all these states to be held at Wheeling on May 17, 18, 19. BOUND FOR CHARLESTON. The following ladies from Spencer, W. Va., were registered at The Spencer Hotel Tuesday. They were enroute to Charleston to attend the Meeting of Woman's Missionary Society of the Parkersburg Presby tery : Mrs. O. B. Wetzel, Mrs. P. C. Adams, Mrs. P. J. Lowe, Mrs. C. J. ' Jones, Mrs. A. J. Chambers, Mrs. j A. S. Heck, Mrs. Wm. Haddelston, Mrs. Dr. Crislip and Mrs. Wm. i Bishop. AIRSHIP TO POLL WELLMAN RENEWS EFFORTS TO REACH POLE BY AIRSHIP. Washington,May S. ~ Wjlttr Well man announced today that he will this summer renew his effort to reach the north Pole by means of a dirigi ble balloon or airship. All the prep arations have been mode and Well man will sail next week for Paris and Norway. This expedition will be und-r Wellman's individual owner ship and responsibility. The capitalj has been supplied by Americans who arc interested in the enterprise solely on scientific and patriotic grounds. | No change has been made in the general plan of the expedition, which is to assemble and inflate the airship it the headquarters station, Danes Island, Spitsbergen, in June and July and to start thince northward through the air in August, provided the weather conditions make a start practicable with reasonable change for success. The airship to be used is the ''America," which had a trial in a voyage of about 20 miles at Spitsbergen a year ago, last Septem ber. The owners of the Chicago Record Herald have turned over to Mr. Wellnian, free of charge, the air ship, plant, buildings and machinery uf Wellman's former enterprise. The America, which is the second largest airship yet built, about three Sfths the size of the Zeppelin and twicc as large as the largest French ;hi|>s, and with a lifting capacity of nearly ten tons, has been reconstruct ed and improved by engineer \ ani mal in the ex|>editinn workshops in Paris. GOOD ROADS 1ANY W. VA. DELEGATES TO BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON MEETINGS. Many citizens from the state gen erally, have been named as delegates to the national good roads congress, which meets in Baltimore May 18, 1!) ind 20, and continues its sessions at Washington May 22. Any |>erson may ;oas a delegate and become a mem >er of the association. The congress is sending out litera ;ure broadcast and there is no doubt nit that this state will have several ?epresentatives present. The first; ?ongress was held in Chicago June 15, and in Denver July 6, 08. There ?esulted a positive declaration for good ?oads legislation in the national plat ornis of both the republican and lemocratic parties fur the first time n the history of the country. ? "WET' TICKET ?LECTED AT HUNTINGTON YESTERDAY BY BETWEEN 400 TO 600. ipccial to Register. Huntington. W. Va., May 12? Rufus Switzer, John Coon, Dem. md Floyd Chapman, Lester Pollock, Rep. were elected Commissioners in ;he election held here yesterday by "rom four to six hundred votes. The ssue was a "wet and 'dry projx>- j ;ition and the above named gentle nen were known to be with the wet i "orces. Large crowds of women; were in attendance at the voting: places all day yesterday and made ijieeches in the interest of their; 'ause. Everything passed off quiet- j [v, however, and everyone is glad it | is over. I UNIFORM RANK K. OF P. The Uniform Rank K. of P. has been reorganized at this place, and | will have a meeting to-night. The. boys have new uniforms, and several j ?f them have drilled in rank before. ; Mr. L. C. Somervillc has been elect ed Captain of the company, and there are now twenty of the boys to go in line, which will make a good showing. Capt. Somervillc served as Lieutenant in the Spanish war, and is a thorough drill master. OLD LANDMARK NOW BEING TORN DOWN.?KLINE HOUSE WILL SOON BE A MEMORY. I i Messrs. Peshoud Bros., of Gncin luti, have begun work wrecking the Old Kline House. This Hosteler} wiis built in 1856 by Mr. Jacob H. Kline and was for many years a very popular Hotel under his management. At the beginning of the Civil War Mr. Kline and his sons, Hon. Thom as B. and Jacob A. Jr., were south ern sympathizers and were sent to' Camp Chase, Ohio, with a lot of other gentlemen, and the U. S. military authorities took charge of the hotel and converted it into a' Post Hospital for the Army of the I Kanawha Valley. Since the war the house has been 1 kept by Smith & Deem, A. D. Dame,' Mr. Collins, B. F. Butler, Mr. New-1 ton, Vm. Griffith, Mr. Higgins and X. S. Park, but for the past ten years has been used as a tenement house. The ground will be occupied by the Now Government Building. Soon there will be nothing left of the Grand Old Placc but the memory of the dances, banquets, and good old times some of the older citizens had when they were young. An old Timer. ' PROMINENT CITIZEN FOUND DEAD IN BED AT HIS HOME IN NORTH POINT PLEASANT. Franklin Castor, one of our best citizens, was found dead in his bed last Thursday morning at his home in North Point Pleasant, his death being due to heart failure. The de ceased was +8 years old and leaves five children and a loving wife to mfturn their loss. He was born Sep tember 3, I860, mid was married in 1886 to Miss Ninni<T~Mynes, wiHT whom lie lived happily until his death. He was a member of the M. E. Church, South, at Mt. Salem, W. : Va.,and took great interest in all, church work. He has three sisters and two brothers living. Funeral was held Lust Saturday afternoon at the United Brethern church, North Point Pleasanr, Rev. ! Bell conducting the service. Burial followed at Lone Oak cemetery with |' J. B. Uppett undertaker. BAND CONCERT LAST NIGHT. The Band Concert given at the i Opera House by the Point I'leasant Band last night was an excellent one, although the attendance was quite small. The program called for twelve > numbers, two of which were vocal solos. Charley Howard sang* "Storm King and the "Toreador s Love Song" was rendered by C. K. Black wood, both of which numbers re-! ceived great applause. This I)and was organized about one year ago and some of its members have had less than three months practice, so a great deal of praise is ] due them for their accurate playing' as shown by last night's performance. The Band has a membership of twenty-five and bids fair to rival some of the crack bands of the state with a little more practice. Quite a crowd came up from Gallipolis to attend. EPffORTH LEAGUE PROGRAMME. To be rendered at the M. E. Church, South, Friday, May 14. Leader?Lem Shiflet. Hymn?677. Prayer. Scripture Lesson?Leader. Hymn?355. Recitation?Ada Goodwin. Instrumental Solo?Mary Left wich. Vocal Solo?Bertha Steinbach. Talk on Charity and Help Depart ment?Rev. Pullin. Hymn?34. League Benediction. Subscribe for the Register. REV. J. a GIBBONS HAS ACCEPTED A CALL TO ASHLAND, KENTUCKY. Rev. J. H. Gibbons, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church of this city, has accepted s call to Ashland, Ken tucky. Genuine regret is heard on all sides that this popular pastor has felt impelled to sever his connection *ith the church here and enter upon a new field of evangelical labor. Whilst the changc is in the nature of a distinct promotion and the very flattering offer received could not in justice to himself and family be ig nored, his many friends here, both in and out of his church, are none the less grieved to lose him. Rev. Gibbons is an untiring work er, and the splendid attributes of mind and heart, which have endear ed him to the people here, will un doubtedly receive their greater re ward in the larger sphere of action, to which he has been called. Both he and his estimable family will be sadly missed. AWFUL ACCIDENT, PROMINENT MASON COUNTY FARMER SHOOTS HIMSELF. % ? ? .. Word has been "^received here to the effect that J. T. Holley, a prom inent farmer in the lower end of this county, is in a very serious condition at his home as th^ result of an acci dent which occurred Saturday. Hol lcv is not expected to recover. A shot gun which he was carrying was nccidently discharged and one of his arms was blown off close to the shoulder and his body badly lacerated. Holley, together with the other (armers had been worried by dogs, strange-aniinals -which were reported to be suffering from hydrophobia. Saturday morning one of these made a savage attack on some of Holley's stock, biting a number of cows and so severely injuring one hog that it had to be killed. The farmer was not at the house when the affair happened, but on his return he secured a double barreled shot gun and went on the trail of the dog. While going along the path the dog was known to have taken, Holley found it necessary to climb > high fence. Instead of putting the gun Across the fence first and then climbing over, it, he essayed to hold the weapon while going over the bar rier. It was during this operation that the gun was discharged. Holley was found in a very short time by persons who heard the report of the gun but not until after he had been very much weakened by the loss of blood. ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS OF MODERN BUILD ING & LOAN ASSOCIATION. On Saturday evening, May 1st, the annual meeting of stockholders of Modern Building & Loa)^>Ssocia tion was held at the office of ^^As sociation, in the Mutual Realtycwh panv office building. The following Directors were elected for the insu ing year: H. R. Howard, J. P. K. B. Smith, C. C. Bowyer, T. Stribling, J. S. Spence, W. P. Nealc and DrS. Sny der. At a meeting of the Board of Di rectors held after the adjournment of the stockholders' meeting, the fol lowing officers were elected for the ensuing year: H. R. Howrrd, President, J. P. R-. B. Smith, Vice-President, C. C. Bowyer, Secretary, T. Stribling, Treasurer, J. S. Spencer, Attorney. Masters Homer and Pearl Folden spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Sophia Bennett, who has been quite sick with typhoid fever, but is now slowly improving.