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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA- WEDNESDAY. JULY 14. 1909. NO. 1 FARMER'S FRIEND. AS A RULE THE FARMER HAS NO FIRM BIER FRIEND THAN THE PRESS. In an audience composed mostly | of the members of the Farmers" Un ion recently, one of the speakers ex- j pressed the mutual friendship be-; tween the farm and newspaper in the j following: "As a rule the fanner has no firm er friend than the county press. The home paper is distinctly the farmer s own paper, supported directly and indirectly by farmers who compose the backbone of the subscription list; of the printer, and largely for what the enterprising merchant advertises, j Now, brother, let us not forget our friends. Let us see that our sub scription is paid a year in advance; we can do it. "The man or the paper that fights my battles shall have my support. Another thing, the merchants adver-' tising are the ones who make it poss ible for us to get a good local paper. The man or local firm who is too pen urious to advertise and help support the local press has no right to the farmer's patronage. "I promise, hereafter, to go the live advertiser and the man who does his share in supporting the local press, thus contributing to my support, rather than buy of a man who pro poses to tike all and give nothing baev. If farmers as a class would support their friends, the oiher fel low would soon go out of "business. ACQUITTED OFMURDER EDWA"D TTHDWAY NOW DYING OF TYPHOID. Parkersburg, W. Va. July 12.?I Edward Treadway, who w^s acquit-! ted at Pittsburg a few months ago j of the muider of Capt. John C. Bar rows, of the steamer \V. T. Smoot, after a sensational trial, is in a dying j condition to-night at the home of his mother here. He has been suf fering with neivous trouble ever since his ;cturn here, immediately after the t.ial, and two weeks ago typhoid set in. NATIONAL BANK FOR MASON COY. j A movement is on foot to start a National Diink at Mason, with a cap ital stock of $25,000. This enterprise grows out of the fact of the opening of the new coal works just abo\e, by the Mason CiLv Coal Mining Co., which needs banking facilities to care for its business. The movement is heartily backed by the town. At a preliminary meeting, participated by the Coal Mining peo- j pie and Messrs Iccnhour, Uutleneut ter, BletnCr, Lewis and other rep resentative citizens of the town, tlie movement was, fully discussed and advanced to a point where the loca tion for the bank was selected. It) is expected that the new cement building across the street from the depot will be bought, and the bank ;nstailed there.?Tribune-Telegraph. UNUSUAL PIECE OF SURGERY. Rather an unusual piece of surgery was recently done on a little Italian boy, John Catalana, who lives in the Foreign Quarters on lower Kanawha street, Charleston. About six weeks ago he drank concentrated lie which burned his throad badly and in heal-' ing caused a stricture which soon be came so tight that he could not swal low and was in imminet danger of starvation when he was ojierated on at the Charleston General Hospital by Drs. Cannaday and McConihav. The stomach was o]>encd and a new openining made in the tube that leads from the mouth to tlie stomach, a tube w.ts placed in the stomach opening and he was fed through^ this while the structure was healing. Tlie Kttlc tdlovr now eats anddrinLs xrith t tumble ?"d v-:n <o?r !cr- - TRIBUNE-TELEGRAPH'S VIVID STORY OF EVERETT WHITE'S SENTENCE, or or or QCv>l ttUf OtU The Tribune-Telegraph, published at Pomeroj-, Ohio, in last week's J issue, gives an account of the trial I and sentencing of Everett White to the penitentiary, which partakes somewhat of a sort of yellow journal ism hitherto unsuspected from that; source. It is not true, as stated in that' paper, that the laws of West Virginia allow a prisoner no time off for good . behavior. On the contrary, White,' if he is well behaved while in the1 penitentiary, will get some four or: five years off for good conduct. Neither is it true that no person, except one woman"^ ever lived long enough to serve a twenty year sen tence, and it is not true that they all die before they serve out their time at Moundsville: dame rumor in' the Pomeroy bend to the contrary notwithstanding. It is not true, as stated in the Tribune-Telegraph, as shown by the evidence adduced upon the trial of the case, that White ordered Fisher! and Rayburn off of the premises;! that they refused to go; neither is it: true so far as we are able to ascertain, j that White shed any tears at the time of his sentence. The Tribune-Telegraph is also in error vhei* it states that White was taken to the penitentiary at Mounds ville on the B. & O. flyer Tuesday afternoon, (July 7) and that he seemed in a cheerful mood and acted like hesthought he got off lucky. But with the above trivial excep ceptions, the account given by the Telegraph is substantially true, and the correspondent of that paper is to be congratulated on coming so near the tnith. It is absolutely t.-ue that the case was a hard-fought one, and that the jury agreed on their verdict on the | first ballot. As a matter of fact, no state in the union is more humane to unfortunates confined in the penitentiary than is West Virginia. We attribute the above mistakes to a lack of information as to the facts in the case, rather than to will ful intent to misinform the public; or, it may be it is due to unusual aptness or effort in an endeavor to secure news in advance. LATER. Guatl H. F. Williams, formeilv of Hartford, a. rived here Tuesday, July 13, and took White to the (Jen on the 2:S9 train: so the Tribune Telegraph will now have to go over ail the imagi.iarv scenes of his re-; moval again. We a:c reliably informed thai his c edit for good time will amo.'nt ti> six years and seven mont ?s. A WFOD'NG QUITE A SIPPR'SE. The marriage of Miss Lola Kdel.n, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. r/d elin, of Market streei, and Mr. V. C. Filson, of Point Pleasant, was sol emnized Wednesday evening, July ; ,7th, at 9 o'clock, by Rev. J. W. | Francis, of the Presbyterian Church, at his home on Thirteenth street. ' The wedding was very quiet and will ' come as quite a surprise to the bride's ; many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Filson : will remain here until Saturday, and will tiien go to Point Pleasant to make their home.?Parkersburg Sen tinel. ! The Register with their numerous . friends join in wishing theipa long and happy journey through life. COUNTY BOARD OF TRADE. The Board nf Trade of this county, composed of Capt. S. L. I'arsons, I>. L. Hutchinson and Alex R.ilcnliou., are busy this week reviewing the I-ind and personal property Ixxiks of rount; . This board is appointed ' v v 111? V," ! d of Tr.de <>f the St".te, APPORTIONMENT ??? OF COUNTIES OF STATE FOR -ABET APPOINTMENTS. The following appointments of counties of the State for the purpose of cadet appointments to West V ir ginia University, has been made by the new board of regents. Regent J. B. Finlev, Parkersburg, W. Va.: Brooke, Doddridff Han cock, -Marshall, Ohio, P. lUants, Ritchie, Taylor, Wetzel, 1 rt and Wood. Regent, G. A. Sorthcot Huiit ington, W. Va.: Cabell, , -ilhoun, Jackson, Lincoln, Log?.r Mason, Mingo, McDowell, Putnam, Roane, Wayne. Regent, G. S. Ladlev. Charleston, W. Va.: Boone, Clay, Fayette, j Greenbrier, Kanawha, Mercer, Mon- j roe, Nicholas, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming. Regent, M. P. Shawkey, Charles ton, W. Va.: Berkley, Grant, Hamp shire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph and Tucker. Regent, M. C. Louch, Fairmont: Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Mononghalia, Pres ton, Taylor, Upshur and Webster. BASE BALL POINT PLEASANT PLAYED THREE GAMES ' LAST SUNDAY. Last Sunday morning the North Point Pleasant boys came down and crossed bats with the regular team here and were beaten by a score of 4 to 1. The North boys played with vim arid vigor and will be heard from before the season closes. In the afternoon Point Pleasant hooked up with the Proctorville team and lost by a score of I to 3. The game between Proctorville j and the home team had not pro-; gressed far when the Nelsonvillc, ? Ohio, club put in an appearance. , This necessitated shortening the last; two games to 7 innings. The Point boys were badly crippled as to change pitchers as Dashner is away. They finally used a Guyandotte player in the pitcher's box who did fairly well. Harris, who pitched against Proctor-j ville, though suffering with a boil on j his catapult wing, did splendidly.; He is a comer, and stick a pin there. The game resulted in a score of + to 1 in favor of the Ohio lads. Pomeroy and Point Pleasant will lock horns here next Sunday at 2:1/0 in the afternoon. Since Dashner lias gome over into j Virginia to twirl for Portsmouth. Point Pleasant is nol winning vie tones like she usier. Sunday sfte - noon she lost to a scrub-ugly team ^ from Proctorville by a score of 4?3 , and then lost a 4?! game to Nel sonvillc.? l'oinerov Independent. THE KNOCKER KNOCKED. When you go a base ball game to | root and yell and cuss and blame the i umpire when the home team's bum, | you're apt to think that you art some pumpkins better than the club that boosts your town, for any dub could hit that pitching o'er the fence, j ' the pitcher looks like thirty cents. | i You knock and brag, and brag and knock, till a stranger knocks off your block near from your shoulders and i fiercely shouts as o'er the field ring i out the clouts that means the home , team's going to win despite the class : you put them in. "You poor galoot I vou've too much lip to know a home run from ? foul tip Menofy.mr kind should stay at home to save the ? p?-aoc of tho^e who come to spend an afternoon in sport, ?t m. ?? 1' . pleasant, decent sort. You re r. ten knocker t'nrou, 1 ant' ? there's nothing c (to listen to the tali . . ' iCrtVU *?. the ?? ?' 1 END OF 46TH VOLUME. This issue commences the publica tion of the 47th volume of the Regis ter. To the many old subscribers and to the new ones, too, we,-can only say that we will try and make it ^ better paper in the future, and hope to retain the good will and ! patronage of every subscriber. 0RY1LLE HARTLEY HURT. Orville Hartley, of Buffalo, W. Va., had a narrow escape from se vere injury Monday afternoon by having his head caught between parts of a dump car on the grade j near the new K. & M. depot. As ; it was he received two scalp wounds j ??one in front and one at the base of the skull?each requiring but one ijturc. Soon after receiving surgi |ni at tention from Dr. Scale he was , able to walk out to the depot. No serious results are expccted to follow. STORY OF ROMANCE COMES TO LIGHT POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED TWO YEARS AGO. Mrs. Walter S. Starkey, nee Miss Bertha Rollyson, of Guyandotte, has exploded the popular theory that the feminine nature is destitute of the quantity of secrctiveness. Mr. and Mrs. Starkey are the principal actors in a pretty little ro mance which has but recently been exposed to the light of publicity, "and thereby hangs a tale." The story runs thus: On February 2, 1007. Miss Bertha Rollyson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Rollyson, of Guyandotte, and Walker S. Starkey, son of John W. .Starkey, ?f Glen wood, decided to take each other for better or worse and forthwith proceeded to Catlettsburg where the knot was duly tied by the pastor of the Pres byterian church. As is unusual in such cases, Mr. Starkey and his girl bride resolved to forego for the time the parental blessing, and to keep their marriage secret. They therefore returned to Hunt ington and the youthful groom re sumed his studies at Marshall Col lege, while the bride returned to the home of her parents. At that time Mrs. Starkey was in the short dress |>eriod of her girlhood, but two years have transformed her into a charming young matron who wears long skirts and does up her hair and |>osscsses all the" charm and dignity of the average young matron. For two years their marriage was kept secret and it was only within the last few weeks that the secret was imparted by the young people to their parents. Both Mr. and Mrs. Starkey are exemplary young people, the latter being the daughter of B. L. Rolly son, the prominent lumber dealer of Guyandotte, and she one of the most popular young ladies in the town. Mr. Starkey is the son of John W. Starkey of Glenwood, who has extensive property interests both in his home town and Huntington, and is a voung man of fine intellect and high moral character. In the interval between the mar riage and it's announcement Mr. Starkey completed his studies at the college and he now holds a responsi ble position with the W atts-Ritter company of Guyandotte. Although congratulations may seem somewhat tardy, tlic man} friends of the young people extend to them . hearty wishes for a bright future, ;.nd it might not be amiss to i'Ed thai the , - ? 'lv con ?d ntjor. lo kc<". .rtune in ?".n her her hus GUYAN BOOH BURSTS?60,000 LOGS SWEPT OUT ON THE TIDE. i Huntington, W. Va., July 10.? j As the result of ? second rise, the booms in Guvan gave w?v Thursday and thousands of logs were swept in to the. Ohio. In addition to this im mense damage, a gorge which form ed against one of the lower piers threw the force of the current against the eastern bank, the result being a washout of about 500 square yards in area, the cut extending in the deepest place about 75 feet from the edge of the bank. This affected the ? county road, only a few feet of which was left. The road at this point, 1 about a quarter of a mile above Guy andotte, was rendered impassable ' and traffic, by vchiclc, will neccssar- j ilv be suspended there until a road can be constructed through the field. , The officials of the Guyandotte j Boom Company estimate the number' of logs which were taken into the Ohio at between 50,000 and 60,000. Possibly 15,000 logs lodged against the piers and weri held. DEATHS. E. H. ROSKBERRY. Mr. E. F. Rosebcrry died Thurs day, July 7, 1909, after a long con tinued sickness, in Robinson district. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. R. P. Bell, from his home, Saturday afternoon, and he was laid to rest in the old family burying ground. He was 77 years of age at the time of his deat\ and he leaves two children, Mrs. Van Somerville and Asa Rosebcrry, and eight brothers and sisters surviving him. His father, Michael Rosebcrry, was one of the first settlers of that part of the country, and the deceased has lived in this county during his entire life time. His sisters and brothers now living are Mrs. Flora Worley, Mar garet Somerville, Sadie Yeager, Emma Musgrave, Delia Yeager, and Jacob, Elijah and John Roseberry. Mr. Roseberrv was a well known * farmer, a man of sterling qualities and sincere purposes, and he leaves a host of friends and relatives to j mourn his loss. 10,000 NEW BOOKS ; WILL BE ADDED TO THE STATE LIBRARY: AT GHARLESTON. -v;. ?* ^ j Ten thousand volumes of books j | will be added to the state library at j Charleston according to a statement: made by Hon. Virgil A. Lewis, j State Historian and Archivist.' There are now 36,000 books and pamphlets aad other articles, inak ing a total of about 50,000. Much ' shelving has recently been added to: the library proper, there now being j about 10,000 feet in all. There are, 1 50 book cases and 70 show eases in j the museum section which contains : over 13,000 archotogical specimens. The ten thousand volumes referred ' to will cost about $6,000 and among other things they will contain some very interesting reports and date of the newly acquired posses sions of the United States. The de partment contains 61 of the federal and other battle flags and also the battle flags of the West Virginia regiments. One hundred and twen ; ty-five portraits adorn the walls, the j latest of these being of the late Judge Daniel Lamb and the late Col. Thos. O'Brien, of Wheeling. LOVED HIS CIGARETTE. I ) Cilmlv smoking a cigarette within arm's length of a powder magazine containing 700 tons of ammunition, an electrician's hel|>er on the battle ship, Nebraska, hu'i to be placed in irons before lie co i.(? be forced away from the jxn-.Uun of danger; The funny port of INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS. State Superintendent of Schools has issued the following useful infor mation to applicants for teachers' certificates: Section 84 of the Revised School Law establishes the following re quirements for the three grades of certificates issued under the uniform system of examinations. . First Grade Certificate?To receive a first grade certificate an applicant must make an average of 90 per cent, and must not fall below 75- per cent, in any branch. Second Grade Certificate?To re ceive a second grade certificate an applicant must make an average of 80 per cent and must not fall below 68 per cent, in any branch. Third Grade Certificate.?To re ceive a third grade certificate an ap plicant must make an average of TO per ccnt. and must not fall below 60 |>cr ccnt. in any branch. The grades falling below the re quired |>er cents will not be raised. Under the new law they may enter the next examination and be re-ex amined in th6 branches in which they made their lowest grades without be ing required to pass again in the branches in which their grades were satisfactory, provided their record is good. Every effort is made by this de partment to secure the fairest pos sible grading of the manuscripts of all applicants and to encourage worthy and capable teachers to advance to the highest grade of certificate. To give applicants more than they merit however, would not noly discredit the examinations, but would work to to the great disadvantage of the schools of the state and ultimately to the disadvantage of the applicants themselves. A good certificate is well worth a thorough course of study covering several years even. The higher the standard of certificate* the better the wages will be. WANT DR. MILLER. BOARD OF THOMSON EL CHURCH VOTES DNANfflOOSLYFOR HIS RETURN By a unanimous vote of the mem bers of the official board of Thomson Methodist church, who were present at a meeting held, the return of the pastor, Rev. Dr. Sterling J. Miller was iisked. The proceedings of the meeting will probably be read at the next meeting of the state conference to be held in Mannington when ap jxiintmcnts will be made, in the hope that Dr. Miller may be returned to his present pastorate. Such action by the official board of ? the church is regarded as very com plimentary to the pastor. He has been the head of Thomson church for five years, succeeding Rev. Dr. Karl Douglas Holtz, now on the lecture platform. The Rev. Dr. Miller came to Wheeling from Farkersburg. In local ministerial circles he has been very active during the years of his residence in Wheeling.?News. BIG TURTLE. Mr. George C. McDaniel, of this place, from a window in his residence, Tuesday morning, noticed something moving in the grass in the court house yard and upon investigation found a large hard-shell turtle circu lating around Cornstalk's monument. No doubt he had got his dates mixed and thought this was "Home-Com ing week," and he would be in time to join the great parade. But long before the 10 th of October he will be as dead as the heroes who fell in that memorable battle. _ j Two years ago .1 girl in Ohio got a 1 young man out of prison and married ; liim to reform him. The other day he shot her. That is the usua! end of marriage for reformatory purposes, .bat the moral se "is entirely wast.; * on emotion*! femininity. Look ?t * .'v?l on your yvtpe-.