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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
"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.
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.
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.
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- -
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;
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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
Regent, G. A. Sorthcot Huiit
ington, W. Va.: Cabell, , -ilhoun,
Jackson, Lincoln, Log?.r Mason,
Mingo, McDowell, Putnam, Roane,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
-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.
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
State Superintendent of Schools
has issued the following useful infor
mation to applicants for teachers'
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
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.
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.
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.
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-.

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