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;-v ,? > POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. VOLUME 46. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA- WEDNESDAY. JUNE 16. 1009. NO. 49 WEST VIRGINIA HOME COMING WEEK CELEBRATION OF THE BATHE OF POINT PLEAS ANT AND UNVEILING OF THE MONDNENT. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7,8,9 AND 10.1909. In response to the call is sued by the Point Pleasant Mon ument Commission for a citizens meeting at the Court House Thursday, June 10th, 1909, the large citizens meeting was called to order by Hon. John P. Austin, President of the Monument Commission, who called the Mayor of the town of Point Pleasant, Judge John L. Whitten : to the chair. On motion of B. H.; ?'aRg? E. J. Somerville was ? made temporary Secretary and on motion of A~. T. VanMatre, W. C. Wbaley was made Assist Secretary. On motion of David S. Scyder, the temporary organ ization was made permanent, for the preperation of the proper observation of West Virginia Home Coming Week and its at tendant ceremonials and festivi ties. Judge Whitten Chairman then presented as suggestions a num ber of names for members of the various committees which were read by the Secretary which up on motion of Hon. Virgil A. Lewis were adopted. Various other names upon motion were projjosed added and adopted. I Lpon motion of Hon. Virgil A. Lewis, the first name on each ? committee should be designated #s the chairman except that of the Invitation Committee and : that should be the name of the first resident of Point Pleasant was adopted. On motion of Mrs. Livia Simp son Poffenbarger, the Mayors, office was made tne headquarters for all committees who are to meet upon the call of the chair-; man or of the various committees, i Judge Whitten then called upon : Hon. Virgil A. Lewis to address j the large audience. He spoke; instructively and entertainingly upon the Battle of Point Pleasant and its relation to history as well as the importance of the obser vance of its anniversary. Upon motion of Judge Wm. A. Parsons the meeting adjourned, having adopted the "following: Organization. Chairman, Mayor John L. Whitten. Secretary, E- Jacob Somerville. Asst. Secretary, Warren C. Whaley. Grand Marshall, Col. John P. R. B. Smith. Assistants, Lewis C. Somer ville, Peter Higgins Steenber gen, Edward Barto Jones. Committee at Large Hon. John P. Austin, Presi dent Monument Commission; Monument Commissioners, Hon. V. A. Lewis and Mr. C. C. Bow yer; Mayor, Judge John L. Whit ten, Col. John P. R. B. Smith and Mrs. Livia Nye Simpson-Poffen barger. Finance Committee Joseph Friedman, Chairman, Peter Higgins Steenbergen, Ed ward E. Thomas, Peter S. Lew is, Griff T. Smith, Tol Stribling. Hon. J. Samuel Spencer. John G. Stortz, Point Pleasant; R. J. Pat terson, Maggie; William R. Thompson,, Huntington; Charles Cameron Lewis, Jr., Ex-Gover nor Wm. A. McCorkle. Hon. Jno. Q. Dickenson, Charleston; Ex Governor A. B. Fleming, Fair mont Invitation Committee Governor Wm. E. Glasscock, Senator Stephen B. Elkins, Sena tor Nathan B. Scott, Hon. James A. Hughes, Judge Ira E. Robin son, Judge George Poffenbarger of West Virginia; Col. H. R. Howard, John E. Beller,, Robert E. Mitchell, B. H. Blagg, Andrew Lewis Boggess, Charles C. Lew is, H. Green Nease, Hon. George W. Cossin, James M. H. Beale, Hon. J. Samuel Spencer, Judge John W. English, Judge Wm. A. Parsons. Point Pleasant; Hon. E. O. Randall, Columbus, Ohio; Hon. W. Sidney Laidlev. William Burdette Mathews, Charles C. Lewis, Sr., John Q. Dickenson of Charleston; Gen'l. Charles H. Grosvenor and Hon. Jerry Longfellow Carpenter, Athens, Ohio; Hon. Edmond Sehon, Dr. Lewis V. Guthrie and Louis Sehon Pomeroy, of Huntington. Trades Display Robert J. neslop, Charles K. Blackwood, Charles E. Jones, David S. Snyder, James Walter Winden, Mark Shiflet, Horton ^kerry, JosePh W.Rhodes, Will Filson, John C. Franklin, Ed. Lawbead, O. B. Harper, H. H. Henry, C. Fredrick Hess, Captain C. Homer Varian, Rob ert Kiger, James Stephenson, George Miller, John Wells, Geo. W. M. HoofF, Alexander B. Mo Culloch, James Cavenaugb, James /^'RP^t, F. B. Tippett, Lem uel Shiflet, Hugo Juhling, Jr., Bertram L. Burdette, Frank Fadley. Enos B. Thomas, H. W. Ellis. Dr. Ed. McElfresh, Jacob P. Hetherington, Lee J. Colev, Peter C. McDade. Decoration and Speakers Stand Frank Filson, B. Franklin, Jr., Charles Russell McCulloch, Wm. H. H. Gardner, J. Floyd Bur dett, S. Waldo Swisher, Alonzo Walker Enos C. Winger, John W C. Heslop, Ed. A. Arnngton, Edward W. Craig, Geo. P. Gard ner Wm. Tully, John Love, Sam 1 Lutton, Fredrick Capes, Charles Dashner, G. E. Math-i ews, Mesdames Harry E. Burn side, Wm. Steenbergen, Robert E. Mitchell, Edward McElfresh, Rush H. Burnside, Edward J. Burnside, Lem Shiflet, Samantha J. Baum, Wm. Steinbach, Mrs. M. Friedman, Mrs. Kate Wil liams, Mrs. J. W. English, Mrs. Robert P. Lynch, Mrs. Ella r enton, Mrs. Horton Roseberrv. Mrs. E. H. Woelffel. Mrs. Wm. Kenny, Mrs. E. H. Armstrong", n Barbee, Mrs. James1 B. Tippett, Mrs. Wm. C. Stortz, i Mrs. J. Floyd JBurdett, B. r ranklin, Jr., Mrs. George Con stock, Mrs. Joseph H. Hoi Iowa v, Mrs. Ashabel Htithes, Misses Edith Tippett, Maud Kisar, Reba Beale, Hattie Price, Mary Lewis, Venie and Jessie Thom as, Mrs. Homer Smith. Mrs. E Advertising Committee ^ Homer Smith. Dr. W. P. Xeale, Marcus Friedman. War ren C. Whaley, Charles C. Lewis, Edward C. Berridge, Dr. Ed. McElfresh. John F. Lewis and James B. Tippett. Entertainment Committee Griff T. Smith, Howard L. Robey, Lesley L. Xeale, Geo. C. Somerville, Dr. Frank V Butcher. Ed. Filson, Wm. Stein bach, Howard Long, Geo. W. Long:. John.L. Hutchinson, E. H Woelffel, W. W. Riley, r. p Liter, Lem Shiflet, Jr., Point Pleasant; John D. Lewis, Phil Walker. John Baker White, Charleston: Lvcergus X. Knigfbt Maggie; M. G. Tyler. H. E. Spilman, Dr. Richard Stone Spilman. Dr. Charles Pettv, Hartford; MesdamesJohn Samu el Spencer, Charles Clendenin Bowver, John L. Whitten, Chas C. Lewis, John Daniel McCul |?5h' Green Xease, Mrs. John W. C. Heslop. Mrs. L. J. Wil liamson. Mrs. Rankin Wiley Mrs. John McCulloch, Mre Frank Filson. Wm. P. Neale, Peter Higgins Steenbergen, Hi ram R. Howard, J. H. Wade, Jackson Lee Pannel. Charles Russell McCulloch, James W Windon. Patrick. F. Rvan, John P. Austin, Robert P. Liter, Mes dames Howard L. Robey, E. Barto Jones, Joseph Friedman, E. B. Sisler B. Franklin, Jr? I E. E. Thomas, Misses Josephine Howard, Irene Bowyer, L'llie | Lee Hogg, Elizabeth Hardinjr Hogg, Julia Polslev, Ada Gil more, Cornelia Smith, Vera Haptonstall, Margaret Lynn j Gertrude Howard, Edith j Tippett, Venie and Jessie Thom as, Kate Stribling of Point Pleasant; Mrs. Geo. W. Gist and : Miss Maggie Havman, Letart; Mrs. W. L. Lawson and Miss May Jackson, New Haven; Mrs. M. M. Brown, Mrs. D. E. New ton, Hartford; Mrs. Joseph H. Windon, Maggie; Mrs. V. A Lewis, Mrs. W. E. Ruttencutter, Mrs. L. E. Bletner, Misses Maud and Anna Lewis, Mason: Mesdames. John McCoach, Ed. mond Schon, Columbus Sehon, Taylor Vinson, Win. P. Thomp son, Mary Lesage, Margaret Ly nn Harvey, C. R. Thompson and James A. Hughes, Hunting ton, Mrs Kate Sterrett. Mrs. Wm. H. Vaught, Mrs. John Thorn berg. Five Mile; Mrs. M.' Ella Hutchinson, Henderson; JJISS Lizzie Smith, Miss Francis i VTo ,,aupin' Mrs- Charles E.. McCulloch. Miss Rhoda Long. Mrs. Monroe Poffen barger, Mrs. A\9.reen' Mrs. James Hender son, Miss Lena L. Rose berry, ! *}"? ^"7 Margaret Bryan, Mrs. Homer Smith, Mrs. Ben Franklin, Sr., Mrs. S. W. Swisher, Mrs. Walter Lincoln, j Speaker* Committee Col. H. R. Howard. Capt. W. j H. Ho wand, Wm. E. HaymanJ e George Poffenbarger,; |Kobt L. Hutchinson, Hon. J. S.; spencer, Benjamin Franklin. Sr., I Enos B. Thomas, Dr. E. J. Moss^ m^. CarKsJe L. Whaley, Rev. ; t n O ?b0n,s' Rev- Pu!"ni Rev; i m n-? p A- Rousb, Geo. j McClintoc, Capt. Rush H. Burn-' side, Benjamin ET. Blag^. Music Committee p E^-uVSisle,r' J" H- Norton, B. I ? G!bht A. C. Van Gilder. Charles K. Blackwood. Lew Mc Millen, Rankin Wiley. John G.. Aten,. Wm. Steenbergen, Dr. John Fadley, Mesdames Marv Margaret Bryan, J. M. H. Beale, Carlisle L. Whaley. Eliza Wag f?n4r,1 Charles Filson, Nannie i f- HaIe? Kossuth T. McKinstry. Misses Josephine Beale, Ger-; i!rTe Howard, and Margaret Malone, Mrs Wm. H Howard. Mrs. W. C. Wbalev. Program Committee Lewis C. Somerville, Judge George Poffenbarger. CoL Hiram f-Howard .Howard L. Robey. | Robt L. Hutchinson, Charles ?Buxton, Judge John W. English. Transportation Committee Wm. C.Jordan, L. C. Kuhn, Moulton Haul*, F. Gerald Mus BIa^ W^IaceA. Barnett, John McCulloch Dr.1 Hugh Barbee, Wm. W. j Bryan. Ed. C. Berridge. Capt. B"ra*!de< Fred Smith,; Capt. E. E. \anan, Capt John 1 Thornberg. Gus Fry, Jos. L. ? th? E!mer Nutter, 15. B . Martin. ??4 School Children Prof. H. E. Cooper of Point Pleasant and the teachers of Mason C.ounty. Advisory Committee Messrs. John W. Steenbergen. cult' d ? Keister, Ashton;: Clinton Poffenbarger, Mason Long. Beech Hill; James W. Long, Hon. Jabez Beard, South Side; E. F. Bletner, W. E Rat tencutter. Mason; Charles Juhl-i rag, Hon. J M. HensJev, J. M. Chapman. D. E. Netfton, Capt. M.M. Brown, Hartford; Judge W. W. Jackson, Geo. N Cane hart. W. L. Lawson, C. T.'Bum garner, New Haven; Geo. W. Gist Dan Sayre, Wm. Klingen wm o> art; Phil'P Click. Willow Tree. Judge Byrd Stone, ;v P- .Smith, Fred Sullivan. , m. Jividen, Charles F. Thomas Leon; Judge W. H. Vaught. Robert P. -Morris, Henrv try, Henderson: James Henderson. Rankin Hill, Hen derson; Hon. Jas L. KmVbt. Messrs. Asa Musgrave, James W Windon. Jos. H. Windon. H. n *?rt?P'B. J. Redmond. Dr. A. R.Girard, Hon. Geo Par sons, Pleasant Flats; Capt. L S Parsons, John R. Couch, Hearne; ? H. Sayre, Chas. W. Ho?sctt Wm. H. Rowsey, C. A. Green, of nan nan District. Shepherd W Moore. Elwell; Geo. W. Pmiin.; jU U P. Murgrave, Debby; Geo. J. ileadough, James W. Kindev. H. Clarke, J. W. Bryan, Ash Hughes, W. H. Zumbro, Point Pleasant; John McCausland, Jr..: Jno. R. Couch, B. K. Bell, S' W' Bateman, S. A. "i i tL 0!!1? Bottom, Judge i L. Thorne, Wyoma. Col. Jerome T. Bowyer. Win field; Dr. Lindlev, Dr. Bro\vn, Dr. Stonard, Dr. ?-- Eckenvade, Dr. Mc iMwaine. L. C. Somerville, Sec'y. WORSE THANIbMTLL Fourth of July celebrations are worse than a battle in our intema ; tional war. There is no sense or I reason in them, no argument in their j defence, rhere is necessarily no re lation between noise and patriotism. There is no apolojjv for annoying the sick and the nervous by an infernal racket which can easily be avoided. X he children and the grownups can j have just as good a time celebrating the Fourth in a more sensible way. STATFS CHAMPJON PIE MAKER. There is a lady in Fairmont, who during the last twenty-eight months, has baked 22,321 pies. L?st month she baked 1,11S and on the afternoon of November 8th, 190", she baked 71 pics. As a proof of thte excell ence of her pastry it may be said that everyone of the number quoted has been eaten with relish. This artist of the rolling pin and oven is j Mrs. M. B. Criss, wife of the popular proprietor of the Arcade restaurant on Main street, one of the greatest; pie places in the state. She has com-1 plete control of the baking depart ment of the business and the record of her work is so surprising that one ?will naturally wonder where all the pie-eaters comes from.?Fairmont Times. GOES INTO EFFECT NEW LAW PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE BEGINS JULY 1. There seems to be some misunder standing in regard to taking out state licenses for operating and conducting ; cigar and tobacco stands, real estate agencies, hotels and boarding houses 1 keeping transient trade, auctioneers. Under the old law licenses for the above purposes could be taken out May 1, or any time after and pay the necessary license fee the last ot the year. By the new law passed by the leg- i islature all this is changed, the license must be taken out July 1 and the, fee must be paid in advance, the law | requiring all fees of the office of I county clerk to be collected in ad-: vancc. It has been the custom of many not to take out the necessary license, especially is this so with the proprietors of boarding houses having transient trade, and to avoid trouble alj^ i?rtics concerned should make application to the county clerk for the necessary ])a|>ers before July 1st. TETER OUT AFTER N. B. SCOTTS UNITED STATES SENATORSHIP. Huntington, W. Va., June 10.? All doubts that Senator N. B. Scott will have opposition in his coming nice for "re-election to the I. nited States senate were set aside here to dav, when Hon. Charles F. leter, of Barbour county, who gave ex Governor Dawson such a close race for the gubernatorial nomination in 190+, formally and positively an nounced that he w ill wage an active campaign for the senatorship. NO HOME AT ALL "What is home Without a news paper?" asks the Trey (Kan.) Chief. And it proceeds to answer its own question as follows:? A home w ith out a newspaper is no home at all.? It is a kind of dreary den where the inhabitants live in blissful ignorance of what the world is doing. It is inhabited by a class who do not know who is president or what he is president of?who never find out a thing has happened until long after everyone else has forgotton it. The children grow up in rags and dirt while the wife generally finds conso lation in darning socks and lugging a pipe loaded with long green to bacco, and the man generally lives because he can't die, and he is too lazy to kill himself.?He goes out on election day and does not know whom he is voting for, but just takes the ticket and a drink and spoils his ballot.?Ex. There's the fish and the fisherman, and what would one do without the other? Of course there has to be more fish than fishermen. The big fish seek the big streams. There are numerous varieties of both. \Nhat are you? The sucker is easy caught but sometimes hard to land. Don t be a sucker or a mud cat, be a game fish, if you are any, and make them use live bait to catch you. ORCKIT COURTNEWS. i WHATBGOiKCON AT THE COURT OF JUSTICE. A number of important eases have | been tried at this term of the court, | and some have been continued, but ?bout the usual amount of business is i being disposed of. The case of the State vs. Francis Goddard was tried last week. This party was charged with the murder of Fred Kaulbeisch near Gallipolis Ferry, on the 17th of October, 1908. The trial of the case occupied three daj s, and was one of unusual inter-! . est. Able counsel was employed on each side, and the case was thorough l.v cone into. The State was reprc-1 sentcd by Prosecuting Attorney B. H. Blagg, J. F. Cromley, of, Gallipolis, and Judge John L. Whit ten; while Messrs. Wni. O. Parsons, R. A. Mack, of Gallipolis, and Rankin ; Wiley appeared for the defendant. The defense seemed to be based upon the plea of insanity, and considerable expert evidence was introduced rela tive to that subject. The argument j consumed four hours time Thursday 1 afternoon, and after the jury had considered the case about two hours, a verdict was reached finding the de fendant guilty of involuntary man slaughter. The court fixed the ,>en- ; alty at ten months confinement in the county jail of this county, and a fine of three hundred dollars. State vs. E. D. Martin, Misde-1 meanor. Case tried before a jury and acquitted. State vs. Chas. Board, Misdemean-j jor* Case dismissed. State of W. Va., use of Geo. K. ! Gress. vs. The G. Wilderrauth Brew- ! jmgCo. In debt. Case continued) i ttt the eost of the plaintiff. ' The T<wn of Point Pleasant vs. j Henry W?!?. Case continued to 1 account of absence of witnesses. No witness foes allowed. John A. Sebrell vs. B. F. Radcr i et al. Action in assumpsit. Tried 1 before a jury, verdict $75 in favor of the plaintiff. State vs. Newton Manlev, Misde meanor. Plea of guilty, fine $25. State vs. James McDade, Misde-! meanor. Trial by jury, found guilty. Fined $25 and UOdays in jail; Kenton Iron & Steel Co. vs. F. E. Bletner. Order entered requiring the plaintiff to give bond in the pen al.v of $200, because of the non residence of the plaintiff. James R. Lyrus vs. L. J. McLein. j Case compromised and adjusted: costs to be paid by the plaintiff. J. H. Hastings vs. K. & M. Rv. Co. Trespass on the case. Con-' tinued at the cost of the defendant, i The case of the State vs. Everett: White, charged with the killing of John Fisher, was called last Monday, j 1 lie State s attorneys announced they were ready for trial, but counsel for the defendant stated there were some witnesses absent who were material, one of whom was sick and threatened with typhoid fever. A motion was made for a continuance of the case, which was resisted by ; counsel on the other side. Counsel for the defendant made a statement : of what they expected to prove by this sick witness, and insisted on a continuance, but the Prosecuting Attorney and his associates agreed to admit the facts the defendant expect j ed to prove by the sick witness as stated by his counsel, and also ad mitted that they were true. Dr. Barbee was sent to Mason to make i an examination of the witness who was sick and upon his return he re 1 |X)rted that he thought she could be brought to court. The court then overruled the motion for a continu ance, and proceeded to the selection of a jury. A number of jurors were excused from the case because they did not seem to be qualified. But after some time a jury was sworn to try the case, and court adjourned until Tuesday morning, when the opening statements of counsel were made. DEATH OF E.L FOWLER. Mr. E. L. Fowler died Wednesday of last week, after a sickness of only , eight days. The deceased was afflict j ed with typhoid fever, and although, every assistance was rendered kirn, | this dreaded disease could not lie j checked. He was twenty-nine years, j nine months and ten days old at the I time of his death, and leaves a wife and three children, and father and mother and family, to mourn his loss. Mr. Fowler was a son of Tbdma*~ Fowler, of Cooper District, who is a well known farmer in the county. He was an honest, industrious, hard working man, loved and respect ed by all who knew him and died in the faith and in full hope of the bet ter land. The funeral services were conduct ed by Rev. William Cadle of the Baptist Church. Interment in the family burying ground in the neigh borhood back of Leon. NO EXTRA SESSION. GOT. GUSSCOCKVQi NOT OIL HQS LATURE TOGETHER. It is announced that Gov. Glass cock will not call an extra session o? the legislature, unless such actiun is absolutely necessary. While there arc several measures the executive would like to have ]?ssed, he wants to run the government as econojni caliy as possible, and while in a con ference with Speaker Strickling, ot the House, he declared against aa extra session. Unless some defect in the present laws turn up, or some emergency arises, there will be no session until the regular time in 1911. QUITE A COMPLIMENT. Engineers John Taylor and Elmer Withee have returned home from In dianapolis, where they were sent by the B. & O. to appear before the state board of commerce of the Hoo sier state. The state of Indiana is conducting a scries of tests as ta the best lights on locomotives. Mr. Withee was the only engineer in the lot who had had experience with an electric headlight, though there were railroad men from all parts of the country.?I'arkersburg-Dispatcfe. ECUPSEOFSON ' ON THURSDAY WILL BE PARTIAL THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY. A total ecli|>se of the sun will oc cur Thursday, visible in nearly all |iarts of the United States and Cana da. The eclipse is one of the peculiar type of solar eclipse which begins as annular, becomes total and changes to annular again. The central patk of the ecli|>se lies wholly in the far north, and it will be visible only as a. ' |>artial eclipse throughout the greater ; extent of North America. WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. ?__ When you hear anything that's newsy, let us know. We want to let others know. A newspaper is a sure gossiper when it gets a hold of some thing good to talk about. We don't ! know everything, and sometimes don't know half as much as we would like to know, but would like to know a few things occasionly, so we could let the public know that we know it. If you know what your netgfabo knows, don't let any one else knot* that you know it until you let as know, and The Register will promise to not let any one else know thatvc know the fellow who let us know by this means it will be real news when seen in the newspaper. Mr. W. H. Needham, of Gallipo lis, who has been foreman in this | office for several weeks, during the I illness of Manager W. C. Whalcy, ; has returned to his home at GalS polis, Mr. Whaley having again ta ken charge. Mr. Keedham made 1 many friends during his stay here.