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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. VOLUMN 46. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA- WEDNESDAY. MAY 26. 1909. NO. 45 SCORE 10 TO 2. PARKERSBURG DEFEATED IN GAME SUNDAY, AT THAT PLACE. ?' ? . j Quite a crowd from here saw Man ager Shiflet s fast team lay it all over' the Greys at;- Parkersburg last Sun-, day. The features of the game were! Dashner s pitching and the hard hit ing of our team in general. The; pitcher Parkersburg imported from j Athens for the occasion being knock-: ed out of the box in the fifth inning. Dashner struck out 16 men. The following was taken from the Parkersburg Dispatch-Sews: The Parkersburg Greys presented a rather crippled line-up yesterday afternoon and lost the game of base ball at Blennerhassett Island to a fast aggregation of bailers from Mason | county by the score of ten to two. The Greys went up against the pick i of Mason county, and, though they fought hard, bad luck and inability , to make their eight hits count lost; them the game. The boys from down the river were able to bunch their hits and won in easy fashion, though they got but one more hit than the locals. A crowd of about seven hundred saw the game, five hundred of them being Parkersbirrgers, and the balance i being visitors. Half of the outsiders came down on the steamer Jewel, which came down on her regular Sun day excursion from Sistersville, and the other half came from Point Pleas ant on the regular Sunday excursion. McGranor, the fast Athens pitcher, was in the box the first five innings for the Greys, but he had been sick j and at the end of the fifth was taken out. He succeeded in holding the vis'itors runless until the fifth, when ! they bunched hits and made four tallies. After that Pierce took his ? place and the visitors were able to: pile up four more on his delivery.' Two of the last bunch of runs of the Point Pleasants were due to the fact that Welch, who caught tor the Greys?taking the place of Williams, who left Saturday night for Grafton to play in the Pawva league?broke the index finger on his right hand in the fifth inning. He caught the game out, but the broken finger caused him to overthrow and men were let in on bad throws to third base. The visitors catcher, Hicks, form erly with the Ohio State league, made such a hit with Manager Savage, of the locals, that he was singed up for next Sunday when the Greys meet the Marietta Reds. The Greys' only runs came in the ; seventh inning. Fenzell, the fast Athens second baseman, put out a two-bagger. He scored on Graham s single. Graham went to second on Tuckers single anil Graham scored on Pierce s two-bagger. Then the side went out, leaving two men on bases. Rolev and Blv, of Athens, the sec ond baseman and the short stop, were unable to get here for the game. Score by innings. 123456789 R HE Greys 0 0000002 0-2" 45 Pt. Pleasant.O 0 0 0 4 13 2 1-10-18-2 Two Base Hits, Smith 2, Dashner, Johnson. Struckout by Dashner 16, Mc Ganor 4, Pierce 5. Hit by pitcher Dashner 2, Pierce 1. Base on balls, McGanor 2, Pierce 2. JAS. DUGAN DEAD. James Dugan, a well known citi zen of Maggie, W. Va., expired very suddenly Thursday evening, follow ing a few hour's illness. Deceased was sixty years of age and leaves a family. He had been in declining health for some time. ENGINE DISMANTLED. Engine 522 was run out of the back shops at Hobson Friday and en gine 534 was completely dismantled and put in the scraps. These are the engines that were in the head-on collision at Albany on the K. & M. recently. BECOMES STATE PROPERTY. Charleston, W. Vs., May 13.? The mammoth mound at Mounds Ville, the greatest monument of the prehistoric race of mound builders in America, is now the property of the state. The formal transfer of the property was made this morning by Richard McFadden, of Moundsville, representing the McFadden heirs and the board of public works. The deed transfers the property to the state in consideration of $20,000, one-third of which is paid down and1 the balance to be paid in one-and I two years, respectively. MORS BETTER PAD) j NEW ALLOWANCE MAKES IT WORTH ? WHILE TO SERVE. It appears that a good many peo ple who have been doing jury service lately will be better paid for their time while engaged in the work than they have been receiving here tofore. The new law has gone into effect1 which provides that they shall re ceive a per diem of 82.50, and in ad dition, their regular mileage in trave ling to and from the county seat. This allowance makes it worth1 while for the average countryman to be drawn on a jury, but as they were paid before the new law went into effect, it was quite a burden for the ; farmers to be compelled to do jury service, especially during the busy season of the year. There is, however, no provision made under the new law for the pay ment of witness fees to persons who are summoned before the grand jury a matter for which many people have been contending for a number of vears. HARRIMAN TO SECURE CONTROL OF THE VIRGINIA ROAD. Pittsburg, May 24.?That E. H. \ Harriman and his associates will secure control of the ^ irginian rail road, on account of the death of H. H. Rogers, who built the road at a cost of more than $40,000,000, is ? reported in local railroad and finan- j cial circles. The line is to be extended to a point near Point Pleasant, on the j Ohio river, where direct connection | is to be rhade with the Lorain, Ash-; land, and Southern railroad, being built by Joseph Ramsey, jr., former president of the ^ abash, giving an entirely new line from the lakes, through Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia, to the Atlantic seaboard. 6,000 MINERS IN KANAWHA FIELDS STRIKE" AS RESULT OF LONG TON. Charleston, W. \a., May 24. As the result of the decision of the Kanawha Coal operators Association j to put the long ton into effect to ? morrow and then their refusal to : grant the miners the checkoff in re 1 turn, between six and seven thousand : miners will refuse to go to work to I morrow. | President Ben Davis, of District j IT, United Mine Workers, sent letters to the local mine unions to day, urging the men to stand by the action of the recent convention here. The miners agree to work under the 1908 agreement, providing for the 1906 scale of wages, the short ton ! and no checkoff, or under the Paint ; Creek modification giving the long i ton in return for the checkoff. The | Utter arrangement is now in effect i at several mines on Paint Creek and vicinity and these will not be affected by tomorrow's refusal to work, which will become a strike until some agree ment can be reached. The operators have taken no action since it has become known that the | men will strike.-Herald-Dispatch 1 Huntington. STARTLING STATEMENT; ALLEGATIONS HADE AGAINST ANTI SALOON OFFICIALS. Detroit, Mich., May 14.?District ! Attorney Jerome, of New York, to-; cUy announced that he will take up the charges of embezzlement of funds by officers of the Anti-Saloon League. In a letter to C. R. Mabee, of De troit, former Anti-Saloon League representative, who has begun a cam paign to eliminate graft in connec tion with the league's work, Jerome1 declares that the whole system em-! ployed by the league to raise funds j will be thoroughly sifted and the j guilty officials indicted if the criminal, law affords a remedy. Mabee is requested to turn over j evidence now in his hands regarding! the failure of the league officials to j account for money received in con tributions and collections taken in churches. The alleged shortage: amounts to S200,000. The evidence also includes proofs that solicitors, to gain admission to pulpits, were instructed to purchase bogus degress of Doctor of Divinity . of Philosophy from the defunct Mon- j tezuma Universitv of Bessemer, Ala. President Lovett, of the university, in an affidavit dedans he never sign-! ed nor conferred the degrees. CLASS OF MT. DECHANTAL Miss Velma Kiscr, was one of the guests at swell Auto-Dinner, given in honor of the graduating class, of Mt. de Chantal, given by Miss Bess Mathison and Miss (Catherine Kbbcrt in Wheeling May 15th. The Wheel ing Register has the following to say j of the allair: A most delightful affair, and charming in all its appointments, was j the dinner given in honor of the J.8Q2., graduating class of Mount dc Chan-: tal, at the Country club, on Saturday I evening, the hostesses being two members of the class. Misses Kath erine Kbbcrt and Bess Mathison, of! this city. At 3 o'clock the entire class of fourteen young ladies, chaperoned by the mothers of the young hos tesses, Mrs. George J. Mathison and Mrs. Harry A. Kbbert, entered two large touring cars, and after a most enjoyable spin through the city and : surrounding country, proceeded to, the club, where dinner was served in I the private dining room. The class ! colors, red and white, predominated in the decorations, the color scheme being beautifully carried out with: ! colored candles and American beauty j roses, the place cards being artistic ally embellished with monograms of the hostesses, a picture of the "Mount, and the class motto: "Es i to quod Esse videris. FIREMAN INJURED. Scth Ely, fireman on Extra No. 54-5, K. & M., fell off the tender near the water tank at Wagner, last Wednesday night about nineo clock, receiving some pretty bad bruises. The train, an extra freight with Conductor Tinkelplugh, had stopped j at the water tank and Ely was stand ing on the coal in the tender when ? a lump turned under his foot throw I ing him headlong to the ground. In falling he barely missed a water bar rel on the ground, which had he struck it, would surely have broken his neck. He has a bad cut in the right arm, with several bruises on other parts of the body. The most serious of which appears on the right side of his back, and he may be in ternally injured. He was taken back to Middleport in the Caboose. Dr. Mossman attended him and made him as comfortable as possible. SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENTS. The Opera House was packed to ; the doors at both of the school enter tainments, Friday and Monday . nights. The scholars taking part in j the various numbers acquitted them ' selves most creditably. MEADOWS-SMITH. PRETTY NUPTIALS PERFORMED AT ASH TON, MONDAY. Pretty wedding was solem nized at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, at'j Asbton, last Monday, Ma.v 2*, 1909. The contracting parties being Mr. Estille Louis Meadows, of Roanoke, Va., and Miss Nellie Delancy Smith, of ElPaso, Texas, both formerly of this county. Mr. Meadows has been the stenojj rapher and chief clerk to chief spec- i ial agent of the N. & W. Railroad, | with headquarters at Roanoke, Va.,! for the j?st few years, previous to which he taught school in Mason county, being a son of Lafc Mead- ' ows. Miss Smith is a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, of Ashton. Buth Mr. and Mrs. Smith are well known here and the Register joins with their many friends in wishing them all that is good in this life. The ceremony was performed by the bride's brother, Rev. Smith of the First Baptist church, ElPaso.Tex. They left Tuesday for Hunting ton, where they spent the day with friends and from there to Roan oke where they will make their fu ture home. BAND C0NCERTT0M0RR0W NIGHT. The High School entertainment and Band Concert to be given to morrow night at the Opera House \ promises to be an excellent one. The boys of the Point Pleasant High School will give a two act comedy, entitled Mose, which will consume ? the Litter half of the evening, and i the band will furnish music for the occasion. It is their intention to! seeurojunds to buy some additional uniforms, as there are seven new members without uniforms. In dividual members have purchased their own instruments, are paving! for the music and instruction, and,1 with the exception of-the uniforms already bought and paid forj the band has been practically self-sup porting. The boys have been dili gent in their practice, as the people j of Point Pleasant well know, having, heard them at the Court House, even ! after most people have retired. The town receives the benefit of the band,' as well as those directly interested, and should continue a liberal support. Tickets are being sold by different parties, and we anticijiate a good entertainment. ANNUAL MEETING KNIGHT TEMPLERS. The annual meeting of the Knight Tomplers for the State of West Vir ginia was held at Parkersburg last week. The meeting was one of S|>ecial interest and was well attend ed. A large number were present from Point Pleasant, there being twenty-one uniformed men from here. Mr. E. J. Somerville was selected as one of the Aids to the I Marshal in the jiarade. Following i is a list of the Knights in attendance j from this place: H. R. Howard, E. J. Somerville, : George G. Somerville, William Stein bach, T. Stribling, J. W. C. Heslop, j Benj. Franklin Jr., Benj. Franklin ? Sr., C. F. Hess, W. B. Caldwell, Letart, W. Va., J. M. Hensley, .Hartford, W. Va., S. L. Parsons, and R. J. Patterson. THE LIBRARIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The libraries of the Point Pleasant schools, both white and colored, will be open to the public the coming summer. The first that the books will be available will be Thursday morning, June 3, and each Wednes day forenoon from that time until school convenes in September. H. E. Cooper, Supt. Mrs. Wesley Somerville, of the Flats, returned home Saturday, after a few days visit with her son, Mr. Robert Somerville. FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. Preparations are under way to hav a big fourth of July celebration at Point Pleasant on independence day. A committee is making the arrang ments and tells us that it will be the biggest thing of the kind ever held here. As yet none of the towns hereabouts have signified their inten tions of having a celebration on that day and a large crowd is expected. It is to be hoped that the business men will aid in making theevent a suc cess. We will have more to say about this later after the program etc. has been arranged. ANNUAL TOOR DF MASON COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION. To hold and organize District Con ventions for 1909. Cologne?Riffle Chapel (U. B. Church) Monday, May 81st. Union?Mount Prospect, Tuesday. June 1st. Coo|)er?Eckanl Church (L*. B.): Wednesday, June 2nd. Graham?Zion (Luthcrn Church): Thursday, June 3rd. Waggener?Clifton(M. E. Church) Friday, June 4th. PROGRAM?FORENOON. 11 a. m., Devotional Services,Song and Prayer. 11 :!5, appointments of Commit-' tees. Superintendent, Teacher Training. Superintendent, Home Dept. Superintendent, Temperence. Adjourned for dinner. AKTKRNOON. 2:00?Devotional Services, Song and Prayer. 2:15?Address, subject: The Or-; ganized Sunday School Work. 2:45?Subject; How tn Secure and Maintain Attendance. 3:15?Supplementary. 3:35?Round Table Talks. Adjourn. evening. 8 K)0?Devotional Services, Song and Prayer. 8:15?Re|jorts of Committees. 8:35?Talk on Teacher Training. ? 9:00?Address, Subject: The School and its Mission. Adjourned. NEW ORCHARD COMPANY. V\. T. Cox, of Cox s Landing, and . M. Schwartzwalder, of Point Pleas-' ant, are organizing an orchard com ix111}' to put out about five hundred acres in trees. They expect to se-1 cure an extensive tract of land for that purj)ose in Union District and have secured the land and got to; work on the project that thev be- ! licve will succeed.?Parkersburg Dis jwtch News. DEPUTY GAME WARDENS. J. A. Viquesney, the state game warden, is compiling a lLst of the names of the deputy sheriffs, con stables and chiefs of police of this county who, under the new game and fish laws, which are now effec tive, will be ex-officio deputy game wardens, and will have authority to carry out the-provisions of the act. ; W ith such a force of deputy wardens at work in each county in the state the law should be effectively enforced, and some of the men in this localitv, who are in the habit of using dyna mite in killing fish ought to be rail roaded to the penitentiary where they belong, and where they will go on a conviction under the new fish law. BELL?SIHNBACH. The marriage of Rev. R. P. Bell and Miss Katharyn Steinbach is an nounced for June 1. Rev. Bell is the popular minister of the M. E. Church, South, and as such has served the congregation at this place for several j ears. Miss Steinbach is the accom plished daughter of Mr. William Steinbach, of this place, and has many friends here. SENATOR ELKINS PLEADS FOR $2 LUMBER TARIFF NO SCARCITY OFTHBER. Washington, May 2+.?Senator Elkins, of West Virginia, who is leading the fight to retain the duty of $2 per thousand on lumber, Satur day made a strong speech in support of his contention, and presented a series of facts and figures that im pressed the Senate, even if that body docs not go to the extent of revers ing the action of the committee, in approving the House out of 50 per cent of the present law. The West Virginia senator was primed for his speech, and chock full of cold hard facts, with which he pounded away, hoping to punch holes in the earlier arguments of those who have been insisting that free trade in lumber was the only thing that will save forests of the country and give the farmers anything like an equal chance in the struggle for reduction in the cost of necessities. Mr. Elkins was listened to closely frequently interrupted and plied with questions, to each of which he had & ready and apt response, following it up with a broadside of figures in sup port of his argument. The West Virginia senator proved to the Senate that he knew all about the lumber question, no matter from what angle it was discussed, and that he had the "goods on him" to prove every assertion he made. GEORGIA RAILROAD TIED UP ON ACCOUNT OF STRIKING FIREMEN. Augusta, G*., May 2*.?The Georgia rnilroad'is complrtelj Uol"Up. The management is not trying to move trains, simply announcing that it has the men, the means and the equipment to proceed and will do so when the state announces its readi ness to protect its property and em ployes. The strikers are standing pat. They assert that they have not been and will not be parties to any vio lence. Sympathizers with the strik- f crs, it is set out, have done all the hurt that has been done. Governor Hoke Smith has wired the sheriff of McDufiie county to co operate with the municipal authori ties and to summon all the deputies neccssarv to protect life and proper ty. The mail service all through the South is badly crippled on account of the tie-up. 34 TO THE PEN. MCDOWELL COUNTY MAINTAINS PAST RECORDS-TWO TO BE EXECUTED. Welch, W. Va., May 24.?A de tail of prison guards will arrive here Wednesday to take SI criminals to the penitentiary at Moundsville. Two were sentenced to be hanged and the sentences of the others range from 2 to 20 years each. Mary San ders, a white woman, was given two years for murder. Petro Crea, the first of the Black Handers to be tried, was found guilty and sentenced tot 5 years imprisonment. The trials of the others will come up at the July term. NEW LINE TO TAP W.YA. GAS. Columbus, Ohio, May 20.?The Ohio Fuel Supply company within 10 days will begin work on the con struction of. an 18-inch main from Sugar Grove to the West Virginia gas fields, 80 miles. It is estimated that the cost will exceed Si ,000,000. The new line is to meet the demands of the distributing agents in this city, Cincinnati, Norwood, Spring field, Cambridge, Xenia and other points. The line will cross the Ohio river at Ravenswood, W. Va. Lace curtains, draperies'and rug^ it. E.'B. Sislerjfc Co.