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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLKASANT. W.VA-. WKDNESDAY. JULY 21. 1909. NO. 2 GIRLS, WANT A TITLE? FRENCH WOMAN HAS A NOVEL SCHEME. New York. July .]+.?To any rich American woman who is ambitious to scintillate in the society of the European nobility a woman styling herself as the Marquise de la Iloche bryant offers a display of 20 choice titles from which a selection may be made. "Xlarquise de la Rochcbrv ant" is in this city and h;is caused to be inserted in the newspapers an advertisement that for a sufficient c ish payment she will dispose of any one or more of her titles. Ex plaining that a brother had wrecked her fortune, she said she came to America to recoup the family for tunes. She particularly recommends her title as Countess D'Autier as a desirable one for any American wo man who is willing to pay $1,000, 000. She says she had been offered $500,000 for it, but could not think of letting it go at that price. "I wanted to raise some money for my husband's sake," explained the " Marquise de la Rochebryant," and I can see nothing dishonable in try ing to sell one of my titles. I have 29 and 1 want cash for some of them. ' CALL ME EARLY MOTHER, DEAR The assurance of his mother that she would wake him and his little friend and guest for the night, Beale Roseberrv, at break of dawn, that he might see the circus train arrive, did not exactly suit Master Marvin Mc Elfresh, so he persuaded her to set the alarm clock "right at the head of his bed." The clock certainly did its whole duty, for Marvin and Beale were on the ground at dawn and had the pleasure of seeing the first and last cage unloaded; and now they are envied by all the kids in the neigh borhood. f" RIVER-NEWS j Brr'r Fox II, the speed boat, which recently made such a fine test ing record in a run from Cincinnati to New Orleans, a distance of 1,55+ miles, at an average rate of20.R miles per hour, was watched with great interest by quite a number of our jieople, as she dashed by this |x>int Friday at 2 p. m., making her speed run from Pittsburg to Cincin nati, a distance of 46G miles. We understand Capt. Dean, of the Fox, has been greatly hampered in this latter trial run by the very unfavor able stage conditions of the river. It is reported that she was making .S6 miles per hour, when she passed Ironton, and that 5,000 spectators lined the Ohio bank at Portsmouth, to see her rapid rate. THE VIRGINIA BRINGS SUIT. The Pittsburg & Cincinnati Packet Company, owners of the steamer Virginia have instituted suit against C. M. Driver of Pittsburg, the con tractor on the piers for the bridge at Steubenville, which it is alleged caused the recent accident to the Virginia. The Virginia on her way up the river rammed against the pier near the wharfboat, and was so badly rippled that two tows were required to keep her afloat. The contractor and bridge people were charged with negligence. A suit was brought. A sum of money, said to have been $20,000 which was coming to Driver as conttactor, was temporarily tied up in the hands of a Steubenville bank. By giving security Driver secured the money. The prepara tions for litigation have been drag ging along slowly, and many de positions have been taken. Capt. James A. Henderson, of the packet line says that he has been trying to bring the case to an issue, but has been unsuccessful. Captain Hender son stated that the reasons for the delay are not apparent to him. The case will be argued this fall. landmark OF PIONEER HflNIKGION TORN AWAY. W ork will begin to-morrow on the erection of the new six-story office building, of the \ inson & Thomj son Realty Co., on the west side of Pth street beetween Third and Fourth avenues. The contract for the build in? has been let to A. F. Withrow & Co., of Charleston. The structure when completed, will cost some where between thirty-five and forty thousand dollars. The contractors began the work of tearing away the building on the site yesterday and by evening they will ! have practically cleared the lot. The I building which was djstroyed to make way for the more modern edifice was one of the land marks of pioneer Huntington. It was rected in the early eighties by .Major E. A. Ben nett and was the original home of The Advertiser.?Huntington Ad vertiser, July 1+. The following is a list of the print | ers employed on the Advertiser at that time, as given us by Mr. Will Kenny, now of the Register office: Emory Bennett, deceased, brother of the proprietor, foreman; James j McLean, job department; Will Ken , ny, Bob Davis, now a noted preacher of I ronton, Ohio; Dick Davis, no relative of the former, now train dis i patcher, living in Pine Bluff, Ark., devils. NEGROES ASK SALOON. DECLARE RACE SHOULD BE SEPARATED IN DRINKING PLACES. Bluefield, W. Va., July 17.?An l attempt was made here today to re I vive the negro saloon conducted by DocV Fudge, but without success. A petition signed by hundred ofcol . ored people asking that an ordinance be granted separating saloons for J blacks and whites was read in the city council. C. E. Hcinke, a local colored De : mosthenes, in a speech said he was not in favor of saloons, at all, but since their existence was to be sanct J ioned, he thought the separation of the races a matter of necessity. When whites and blacks get jagged together in the same thirst parlor j trouble was sure to ensue. He said the whites are in favor of jim crow cars, restaurants and hotels, and he thought it inconsistent to crowd the two races together in the saloon. TAKE NOTICE. Of course, you have all been told that the Indian name (Tu-Endie-wei) of our Park, signifies, "Meeting of the Waters;" but the Register wants 1 to tell you, any hot, sweltering July evening that you fear your blood is j nearing fever heat, just try meander ing slowly down to that self-same j "meeting of the waters" Park, and I see if you don't also meet there the famous "Kanawha breeze" the finest, freshest of breezes blowing across those mingling waters, tattling an enchanting tale ancnt the leafy coolness of green hills, delighting your eyes in the distance. Anc then, comfortably refreshed, the Reg ister surmises your grateful heart will swell with Point Pleasant prid(, ; while you readily join us in a loyil hurrah for the best little town in tie Mountain State. 4,000 TEACHERS IS SHAWKETS ES3 MATE. State Superintendent of Schrols M. P. Shawkey estimated that 4,>00 teachers took the examination leld j Thursday and Friday in the sev;nU counties of the state. While retjrns are slow in coming in to the *ate department those that have recdved indicate that the list of applicants will be an unusually large one. In Jackson county over 200 appli<ants took the examination. Roane was next with 130, Kanawha with 175, Putnam 100, Boone 77, Ma.ihal'l 93, Clay 40, Taylor 50 and Brixton 130. WEST VIRGINIAN WHO DISAPPEARED JOST BEFORE WED DING RE-APPEARS. La Porte, I ml-, July 17.?John Mullinex, aged Si, who disappeared , from Alexandria* Ind., two weeks ago on the evening of his marriage to Miss Rosa Silvey, returned to Al-1 andria last night. He immediately j sent his friends to inform Miss Silver | of his return. A reconciliation was effected ar..l this rooming the couple ; were married. At the same time 'Miss Silvty withdrew a breach of promise suit for 610,000 against Mullinex. He says he cannot ac count for the disappearance unless [ he was drugged. He said he was in duced to take drinks with friends, and believed he was drugged. He ? had drawn several hundred dollars from a bank that day. He sa.vs he has beer at his home at Cottage ville, W. Va., but does not remem ber leav ? Alexandria nor arriving at his horn-:. " A TROLLEY LINE ALONG THE OHIO. : The ronton Register says the out-' l,K,k f, r a street railroad between Ironton and Gallipolis is bright. Mr. Clary representing English capital1 with five millions on deposit, with headquarters at Pittsburg are in dead 1 earnest They want their agents to get a franchise from the county com missioners through which the road is to run and give them 15 feet on one side of the county road, the abutting ! farme rs along the road to give 20 feet more to be used as switches or j for a double track for a great inter urban line, reaching from Pittsburg to C ncinnati. The promoters say this ain well be done as by building I the 'ax duplicate of the county would , be featly advanced by tax on roll ing tock and trade. The Comrois siocrs of Lawrence are inclined to be nir but think they have nothing 1 to jive away to promoters who might gel a valuable franchise and then spicuiate upon it. They will have to lie shown before any franchise , w.uld be given and that in some in- I sluices that many feet could not be ? swred. Mr. Alphonse Blake, w ho has been | v.>rking Gallia county for the same , j people, says that he has the right of ? vtay for nearly the whole county and 1 iLso in Lawrence county down as far is Millersport. Work of securing; the right of way through Lawrence j county is now to be pushed with I vi^or. COLONEL C.C. HOGG WILL TAKE COURSE IN ARMY MEDECAL COLLEGE Lieutenant Colonel C. C. Hogg, of the West Virginia National Guard, has received a communication from the war department at Washington, stating that in compliance with his request,he has been granted a permit to attend the Army college at Wash ington, and the necessary papers for i j his entrance will be forwarded with-1 in the next few days. Dr. Hogg is one of the leading practicioners of: the city and is desirous of taking the > ' course in the Army Medical School inasmuch as it is the most thorough : and practical post graduate course i afforded by any institution in the, country. He will enter the institu-' j tion in October, and after he com pletes the course, will be eligible to j service in the army but he is not desirous of taking advantage of this ; part of the proposition.?Huntington , Dispatch. ATTENTION FS OF P. All K's of P. should attend the j ? meeting tonight. There will be work I of unusual interest, after which re i freshments will be serv ed. Recently the Uniform Rank was reorganized and expect to show their new uni 1 forms at the Grand Lodge meeting at l'arkersburg in September. ? Bargains and bargains, at Mrs. L. 1 WiJ. lliamson's. A WEIRD TALE FROM REVEREND SAM. ? Col. Sum Bettes, the "Cowboy Preacher, has turned up in Oregon, and here is tlw weird tale he is tell ing: up there, according to the Tele gram, of Portland: S. G. Bettes, the "Cowbov Preach er, of Kins s Ranch, Texas, and fumed generally as the champion canoe' cruiser of the world, arrived here this morning from Cottage Grove, having come down the river in a small boat of his own construct- ! ion in which himself and wife have made their home for three days and nights consumed in the trip. Mr. Bettes has a penchant for aquatic ad ventures of this character and not long ago conceived the idea of build ing the little craft as a means of testing the comparative attractions of the W illiamette. w ith other famous rivers he lias traversed in the course of his eccentric career. The boat is 14 feet long with four-fcet beam, and has been arranged with a canopy top sufficient to meet all requirements of comfortable habitation. l"ix>n his arrival here this morning, Mr. Bettes announced his intention of present ing the boat to the two youths who were apprehended the other day in a scheme to start a piratical expedi tion in a soap box and declares that he has ascertained their addresses and will hunt them up without de lay. The co? boy preacher claims to have made the longest cruise in a canoe ever undertaken, having gone more than .S1,000 miles in one vov- i age, which included a start from Port Huron, Michigan, ai.d embraced explorations of the St. Lawrence river, then down the Ohio and Mis sissippi rivers to the Gulf of Mexico, and across through the Caribean Sea; after which he skirted the South American coast clear around through the Straits of Magellan up along the coast -<3" Chile, in the course of which he traversed all the great rivers along ] the route. His rambles included a voyage of500 miles along the lagoons 1 of the Rio Negros, besides a thousand mile jaunt up the Amazon, and he says that he not only holds a gold medal for these |>crforinances, but has made Frank G. Carpenter re-1 semble a cheap selling plater in ex cursions of this kind, having beaten j him more than 8,000 miles. Bettes ! is headed for the Seattle Exposition, where he believes there is an excel lent field for operation as a rescuer if souls on the verge of everlasting perdition. FOR CLEVELAND. TOWN IN BRAZIL IS NAMED AS A REC OGNITION OF FORMER PRESIDENT'S SERVICE. Washington, July I+.? Cleve-i landia" in honor of former President Cleveland, is to be the name of the municipality of Bella Vista de Pal ma, I Brazil, according to news received at the state department. This homage is paid to M r. Cleve land because of his services as arbi trator of the question of boundary i lines between Brazil and the Argen- | tina. JOHN ROBINSON'S CIRCUS. John Robinson's circus exhibited here last Friday to a large crowd, and was one of the best shows that ever struck our town. The equipment is grand, the parade magnificent, and the performers are all stars. Robin son's shows will always be popular here. CHARTER ISSUED. The following charter was issued hist Saturday: The United States Calcium Chloride Works, of Hartford, Mason county, to engage in the manufacture and sale of chemicals. The capital stock is 85,000, of which 8500 has been paid. The incorporators are Edward C. Maher, W. H- Jacobs, G. A. Kelly, of Chicago, S. L. Page, of Aurora, III., and John C. Slade, of Evans ton, 111. BASE BALL POMEROY NO MATCH FOR POINT PLEASANT. The home boys defeated the Pomeroy team here last Sunday by a score of IS to 2. The game was ' very interesting despite the one-sided score. A splendid sized crowed was ' present and good order prevailed throughout the game. The grounds had been put in first-class condition, wire stretched to keep the enthused ? from encroaching upon the field and diamond and the players were not handicapped by the crowd. Next Sunday, July 55, the famous Syracuse, Ohio, team will be here ? and our lx>vs will have to play al- > most errorless to win from this hust ling bunch. It is said Syracuse will have one of the best batteries with 1 them that can be found in that neck of base balldom. Turn out, fans. From private sources we learn that our own "Dyke" Dashner is still' working with the Portsmouth, Va., team and will soon be in condition to strike out a majority of the bat ters who face him in the regular league games. MRS. CHAS. REITMEYER SUICIDES. Mrs. Chas. Keitmeyer, a respected citizen of Mason, committed suicide Saturday, July 17, by jumping in the cistern at her home. We have not learned further particulars. Mr. and Mrs. Reitmever were married a little over a year ago, and leaves i a husband and mother. DESPERATE BATTLE BETWEEN A WHITE MAN AND A NEGRO OVER IN GALLIA COUNTY, NEAR GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. A nasty and desperate fight be tween a white man named All)ert Thivener, and a colored man named Robert Games, took place last Sat urday night at Kanauga, Ohio, dur ing which Games had his throat cut and Thivener" s collar bone was brok en and his nose bit off. The colored man was taken to Gallipolis on one car, for treatment, while the white man hail to wait for the next car be fore he was attended to, the street, car conductor being loth to bike them together for fear of further trouble. Thivener wrapped his nose in his pocket handkerchief, put it in his pocket and took it to Galli|>olis, where several stitches were taken, though assured by the attending physician that the operation was useless. At last re|>orts the colored , man is in a serious condition and that Thivener is not much better.' I The cause of the fight grew out of [ some contention about a cork from a' quart bottle of whiskey, and both ; men were drinking; but it is said: the colored man is of good disposition : and was forced into the conflict. MASON COUNTY FAIR. The dates of the Mason County; Fair have not as yet been determined, but we are to have one of our "old timers," conducted on business prin ciples and a care for the comfort and entertainment of visitors; when these dates are announced we will give them to the public. Mr. James Stephenson can tell you more about the circus parade and the circus than most people. The par ade came up Main to Market and turned out Market and up Viand, and Jim, determined not to miss it, "hiked" through the Court House park and got there in time to fee it all; but not being satisfied, propelled himself back to. his store on Main street long before the head of the procession arrived on its return. This might be called a "double header." The cutting of freight rates goes merrily on, and the shippers can cer tainly stand it if the railroads can. UNTO THE DESIRED HAVEN. What mutter how the winds may blow. Or blow they ejut or'blow they west; What reck I bow the tides mnv flow, _ Since ebb or flood alike is best.' So summer onhn, nor winter pile, Impedes or drives me from my way; I steadfast toward the haven sail That lies, perhaps, not far away. I mind the weary days of old. When motionless I seemed to lie; The nights when fierce the billows rolled, And changed my course, I know not why. I feared the calm, I feared the gale, Foreboding danger and delay. Forgetting I was thus to sail To reach what seemed so far away. I measured not the loss and fret Which through those years of doubt 1 bore; I keep the memory fresh, an** yet Would hold God's patient mercy more W hat ? recks have passed me in the gale. What ships gone down on summer day; While I, with furled or spreading sail. Stood for the haven far away. What matter how the winds may blow, Since fairor foul alike is best; Sod holds them in His hand I know And I may leave to him the rest, Assurred that neither calm nor gale Can bring me danger nor delay, As still I toward the haven sail That lies, 1 know, not far away. ?A. F. D. Randolph."' CENSUS SUPERVISORS. There is a promised hitch in the .election of census supervisors in the West Virginia districts. The State kfll act five supervisors and an easy way of allotting them will be to al low one supervisor to cach congress ional district. The pity is that the state docs not get seven so that each house member and each senator would be given a bit of very clever latronage. There is bound to be a clash when it comes to picking men who will be pleasing both to senators ind representatives and the first sign if woe is in the Second district where the senators have indicated a prefer ence for the selection of Hon. A. L. Helmick the agile and able Republi can leader of Tucker county. Afi told in my dis|?tch to the Intelligen cer a week ago, Congressman Stur Ifiss had made known his desire to ?P|)oint his friend Childs, of Har|>ers Ferry. This bit of news startled Helmick a trifle but he recovered rapidly under the treatment of At torney General Conley and the Hon. Sam Montgomery, both of them !>e ing friendly to Sturgiss and anxious to fix up things harmoniously for the future. Now it develops that the senators agreed on Helmick for the census (Appointment and it is up to the senators and the congressman for some sort of an arrangement that will prevent undue friction. MIDDLEPORT BOY GETS PLUM. On account of the resignation of W. O. \ an Pelt as chief clerk in the Kansas bureau of labor at To peka, W. E. Bryan, of Wichita, deputy factory inspector and second son of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Bryan, of Middleport, has been appointed chief clerk. Mr. Bryan has many friends throughout the bend who are glad to hear of his good luck. Pomeroy Independent. OLDEST WOMAN DEAD. Lewis ton, Me., July 17.?Mrs Margaret McCarthy, New England's oldest woman and probably the oldest woman in the United States is dead here at the age of 112 years. Mrs. McCarthy was born May .'>0, 1797, in Cork, Ireland, and' has documents which prove tie fact l?e yond question. Mr. H. E. Spilman is in the coal business in Baltimore; and we under stand, will move his family there, this fall.