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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. VT. VA.. WEDNESDAY. JULY 2S. 1909. NO. 3 BROTHER AND SISTER RE-UNITED SEPARATED SINCE BABYHOOD THEY FIND EACH OTHER IN STORY-BOOK STYLE. Quite a peculiar and romantic story has developed at Mason City in the reuion of a long separated brother and sister. Nearly 14 years ago Mrs. Iduma Hall, wife of Alien Hall, died near Pliny, Mason county, leaving* three weeks-old daughter, later christened Clara, and a son, Carl, aged about 6 > ears. Mrs. Hall s maiden name was Iduma Caldwell, daughterof Mrs. L. M. Caldwell, now residing at Mason Citv. At the death of the mother the father sent the son Carl to live with his grandmother then living at Hen derson, and placed the baby girl with his sister, Mrs. Maggie Harris. He kept the baby there three weeks and then gave it to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Priddy at Arbuckle. The Priddy family moved about from place to place on the Kanawha River from the mouth to its source, living part of the tiine in Charleston. The child grew up as Clara Priddv and until very re cently regarded her foster parents as her real parents. About nine months ago Mrs. Prid dv left the house one afternoon and told Clara if she was not back by six o clock for the child to get supper. Mrs. Priddy never came back, having concluded to leave Mr. Priddy and her family. Clara then went into the family of Alfred Hollev back of Buf falo. By that time she knew she was an orphan but didn't know where to find any of her people. She did not know that she had a brother or what had happened to her parents. Nine years ago the coming August the father, Allen Hall, was killed in a fight on the packet Clara Belle near Point Pleasant. He was a mountain bully and quarrelsome when in his cujk and met the usual fate of such characters. At the age of l.S years the son Carl* went on the river in order to make his own way in the world, and now at the age of is years on the 27thof; next month the desire of his brief! life time has been gratified in the re union of himself and sister. Until I last week, he had never seen her since an infant in arms. He had kept up a diligent search, however, and finally located her by the merest accident. The young man is now a striker on the towboat Gilliam, en gaged in towing coal out of the Ka nawha river, with Capt. Ed. Burn side in command, Recently a young man named Jordan came onto the the boat incidentlv learned the name of the young striker. "I know a girl at Ashton named Clara Hall"" said Jordan in conversation, '"who very much resembles you." I have a sister Clara, who I have not seen since she was a baby, and who I should very much like to find,*" was the eager response of the young river man. The upshot of his con versation was that yomig Hall went to Capt. Burnside antMisked a week's leave of absence. The commander demurred on the ground that he was needed on the boat, but when the matter was fully explained the Capt tain said: ^ es, go and take all the time you need to find your sister." Young Hall went to Buffalo by train crossed the river there and se cured|a rig and drove across the coun * O" to Ohio Sixteen. Then he found the Holly home and a girl whom he took to be his sister. Going up to her he extended his hand and said: "How do you do. Clara!" 1 he girl backed away and refused to have anything to do with him. Why, I am your brother Carl," exclaimed the young man, and 1 have come to take you away." The girl turned scarlet in confus ion at the announcement, but still refused to believe what was asid to her. When a full explanation had been mack* she consented to leave with her brother, but at that |x>int Mr. Holl ey stepjxrd forward and refused to permit her to leave. He said he could not spare her as the blackber ry season was on and he needed her to pick berries, milk the cows. etc. The brother insisted, but Mr. Holl ey stood firm. Thereupon young Hall drove back to Buffalo and board ed a train for Point Pleasant, where he consulted an attorney. The law yer told him what to do and he re turned, this time accompanied by an officer. When Hollev found that he could not hold the girl longer he de manded $15 for the clothing he had bought for her. This Hall refused to pay, and brought her away in the ? clothes she had on at the time, land ing with her at Mason City last Sat urday, a proud boy and a happy sis ter. She was first taken to the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Caldwell, when there was a joyful reunion, and they went to the home of Sam uel Siegrist, Mrs. Seigrist being her aunt, sister of the dead mother, where she will make her future home, watched over and clothed by the de lighted brother. The girl is a bright, pretty, little thing, timid, but as wide-awake and keen-eved as a forest creature. She has a little booking, but thirsts for more, which she will get in her new home.?Middlei>ort Republican. LEGACY FROM SWEET HEART. GETS SI,800 IF SHE PROVES HER 1DEN THY. Sistersville, \V. Va? July 22.? ] Miss Margaret Gillespiv, a well known young woman of Pleasant j countv, will, within the next few days, l>e the recipient of a legacy which amounts to about 81,800, which has been left her by a former sweetheart, if she is able to prove! her identity to the Fidelity Title & ?Trust Co., of Pittsburg, which is the will of the late F. J. Doyle, of Pitts burg. An attorney who represents , the executor of the will has been here for the past three or four days, looking for Miss Gillespie, and finally located her at her home back of St. Marys, with the result that he got into communication with her and she j is now on her way to Pittsburg for 1 the purpose of establishing her claim i to the fortune which has Wen be queathed to her by her erstwhile | sweetheart. It seems that several years ago when Miss Gillespie was in Pitts-1 burg, employed :\t one of the depart-1 ment stores of that city, she anil Doyle became acquainted and were sweethearts for several years. The 1 young woman finally became ill and | returned to her home in Pleasants J county. They kept up a correspon dence for a time, but finally quit writ- j ing, and Miss Gillespie next went to j Cleveland and from there to several i other towns, finally returning to her j ^home again some time ago, where j she has been located since. J On May 8 last, Doyle, wh<? was in the employ tf an electric company ! of Chicago, died at the Mercv hos pital in Pittsburg, and when his will was o]>ened it was found that he had made Miss Gillespie his heir. So far as the executor of the will has been able to ascertain he has no other liv ing relatives, so that the entire es tate, which amounts to almost 000, will go to her. UNDERWENT OPERATION. Mrs. C. W. Hogsett. of Hogsett, I Mason county, underwent a very seri ous operation at the Kessler hospital Monday morning performed by Dr. Lesage and Dr. Radcr. She rallied ' very nicely and the prospects are ex cellent for her recovery.?Hunting ton Herald-Dispatch, 27. i Buy your corsets of us, we have the latest. Mrs. L. J. Williamson. WEST VA. FAIR ' B. & 0. WILL RUN SPECIALS ON ALL DIVISIONS. From present indications excursions will be run to Parkersburg on Wed nesday and Thursday during the West Virginia Fair by the B. & O. railroad on the different divisions entering the city, which will afford ! plenty of opportunity for people re siding at various poiiits to go to the fair and return home the same day. ? Tliis Fair will be held on August 16, 17, IS, 1!1, SO, and preparations are being made to make it the best in the state. They have already the finest track, barns, amphitheatre, and buildings in the state, and the j floral hall in all its departments will surpass anything ever In-fore ex hibited. MYSTERY IS SOLVED ARREST HERE CLEARS UP MYSTERIOUS BURGLARIES K PARKERSBURG. Prosecuting Attorney H. (). Hite shew, of Parkersburg. and Charles Franklin, of the Perkins Detective agency, Pittsburg, returned this moming, July 20th, to Parkersburg after a day's visit in this city, where 1 they obtained "valuable informa tion," as they say, regarding the diamond robberies in that town While here they caused the arrest of Carl Howard, alias the "Mysterious Kid,'" and Louis P. Frobe, who oper a salinin in tin- Second ward. Frobe is charged with receiving $1,800 j worth of stolen goods. Detective Franklin and Constable Johii Nau made the arrests. The men were taken before. Justice Gorri|>ers and put up bond for their appearance. Sam Johnson anil Smith are bonds men for Frobe, while Griifith, who owns some property corner of Twenty seventh and Chapline streets, went on Howard's bond. A Telegraph reporter called upon Detective Franklin and Prosecuting Attorney Hiteshaw, who were stop ping at the McLure. They would give out no new developments in re gard to the case other than to state they have at last solved the mystery which has puzzled the Parkersburg authorities for some months. They stated about $14,000 worth of diamonds have beep stolen in num erous burglaries in Parkersburg and already seven men have been arrested in connection with the crime. Five men have made confessions and ?5l,SOO worth of diamonds have been traced to Wheeling. Last Friday, as was exclusively stated in the Telegraph, J. 11. Green lee was arrested here by Detectives Kelly and Fraziercharged with being implicated in these robberies. He was taken to Parkersburg w here Roy Deem, Goldstein and others, charged with being accomplices, are incarcer ated. Robinson and Robinson have been engaged as attorneys for Howard: jand Sam Bovce for Frobe. It was stated today an effort will be made | to prevent the men being taken to j Parkersburg for a hearing in regard to this case. [From the Parkersburg Sentinel.] Contrary to expectations, several I of the men in jail who were arrested in connection with the recent robber ies in this city were given a hearing j before Squire Butcher on Wednesday afternoon. Milt Brown, the negro who is j charged with complicity in the rob bery of the residence of Gilbert L. Watson several months ago, was the first to be brought out. Brown was represented by D. C. Casto and 1 James A. Watson. He plead not guilty to the charge when the war rant was read to him, and, as Mr. Watson was not present, the justice j inquired of the defense whether they ? were willing to admit that the home of Mr. Watson had been robbed. | They refused to do so, and conse ?qocntly Mr. Hitcshew, tor the State, ?skcd that the hearing he adjourned, "?i >t goes over until next Monday,, in order to get Mr. Watson here, as he is out ot town at present. Smoke Marshall, who was also one of the parties brought out and who is connect d with the dfamond robbery at the Jackson home, waived examination and was remanded to j*il- Marshall, it is said has con fessed to his complicity in the affair and will be ready to tell on the stand all he knows alxrnt it. Ro-v D<*m, who was arrested in Huntington, where several of the; Jackson diamonds were recovered by ' Detective Frai.klin, plead not guilty ' ?hen he was arraigned before the justice. However it was proven that he had the .jewels in his |n>s<cs sion, and they were in evidence at the hearing. He was held to await the action of the grand jury and the matter of fixing the amount of the bond will be taken up later. The Prosecuting Attorney and his assistant are going at the matter in thorough earnest and are getting their evidence in splendid shape in each of the several cases. On ac count of the desperate character of some of the men injail.no chances, are taken jJVid Jailer Gabbert is keep a careful watch on them. [.Mr. Roy Deem, who is mention ed in the foregoing account is not Mr. Hoy Deem, who was a former resident of this place, but is now working in Maryland.] DON'T FLY TOGETHER WHEREFORE WRIGHT BROTHERS FLY ' SEPARATELY. It is a grewsomely interesting fact that the Wright brothers never Al together. I he reason is simple. An accident, such as occurred last sum mer, when _OrvilIe Wright and Lieut. . Selfridge were hurled to the earth, might kill both the brothers. This is a tragedy they are guarding against. Orville Wright has declared that dur ing their long course of experiments in the development of an aeroplane lie and his brother never attempted to fly together. The Wright broth-' ers are a close cor|ioration and they have not communicated to anybody the scientific discoveries made during I their long investigations of the prob lem of aerial flight. If both should be killed by an untimely accident, their secret would die with them, and they have wisely decided not to risk annihilation at a single disaster. 1 hey arc unemotional young men and realize that death may overtake them at any time. If it should come it would visit them singly. WRONG BODY IS SENT RELATIVES FAMILY WAIT AND MOCRN FOR LOST ONE ONLY TO FIND COFFIN DID NOT CONTAIN HIM. Parkersburg, W. Va.t July 25. j There has been sorrow in the home ; of Mrs. Ester Galvin here since the receipt of word that her son had been j killed last Friday night in a railroad accident at Curtin, this state. They tearfully awaited the arrival of the : remains and today when the casket arrived it was opened in the little i home. To the surprise of Mrs. Gal- I vin and family it was found the body j was not that of her son, but that of an unknown man. Whether Galvin was really killed and some mistake made in forwarding the casket, or | whether it was a ease of mistaken i identification has not develo|ied. The remains were takcrvto a local morgue [lending an investigation further in to the case. At a point about midway between ? Floodwood and Beaumont Saturday on the K. & M., two trains collided, engineer Ed Mankin, of Middleport, sustained painful injuries, receiving a number of deep scalds. MASON COUNTY FAIR MOST BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS IN THE STATE ARE TO HAVE A FAIR THAT IS A FAIR. WEDNESDAY. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. SEPT. 1ST. 2ND AND 3D hiive been fixed for the dates of the Mason County Fair, to be held at the beautiful Grounds, near Point Pleas ant. The Point Pleasant Develop ment Co.. the owners of the Fair; Ground, have a force of men at work | putting in thorough repair the grand ? stand ami other buildings and put ting the grounds in order and everv- j thing is being put in readiness for j the kind of a Fair in Mason. County j that made the Fair famous through -1 out three states years ago. We arc coming back this year to the kind of| a Fair that had to be brought to our peoples own doors and thev did not go out of the state to find entertain ment. This time it will he soat- j tractive that, while Wednesday will lie the opening day, when business will be transacted, here will be swo big Fair days, Thursday and Friday. Hates are being negotiated on all railroads, while the farmer] and his family and many visitors will j bring well laden baskets and picnic' with their friends. There will be on the ground ample provisions for all. i The Hotel accommodations in the j town are not to be sur|>asscd any- j where. The road from Point Pleas- j ant to the Fair Ground will be kept sprinkled as will be the track for the races. The purses offered are good anil the horsemen of the County will i find the management so absolutely; fair that it will be a delight to enter horses here and our people can look for the best races in years. While the interests of the farmer, the horticulturalist, the stock raiser; will be provided for in the competi tion exhibit the Ladies will have a prominent place in this Fair. Floral Hall will be turned over to Miss Lillie Lee Hogg, who will be assisted by Mrs. Anna Jones Ryan, and with their experience and wide acquaint ance among the ladies who are able to compete in this exhibit together with the interest already manifest and the abundance of material al ready promised, there will be the most artistic display of art and needle work and plain and fancy sewing,1 photography and Moral display, both \ cut flowers and [lotted plant*. All plants sent from Point Pleasant en- ? tered at the office of the Secretary, prior to September 1st, will be called for and returned free of charge. The gentlemen who have undertaken this Fair have entered it determined to raise the standard and that no discreditable conduct from any source ; shall be tolerated but that the moral j and progressive spirit shall prevail. They are backed by the best busi ness men of the town and the most progressive farmers of the County, ] and if you are not already enlisted for the success of the big Fair, Get [ busy. See what you have to send for the exhibit. If you want any privi leges of any kind write the secretary, i Tell your family now you will bring j them that they may get ready. Come dressed for the picnic, good | times. There will not be any prem- i ium offered on fine dresses and be sides they are out of place. Come dressed to enjoy yourself and be sure ? and write your friends to meet you j at the big Mason County Fair. Mr. W. S. Tully has been elected President; Judge Bvrd Stone, Vice j President; Geo. Walter Cossin,| Secretary; Wallace B. Barnett,1 Treasurer. Mark it down, the Big I Mason County Fair will be a go and, everylnidy will lie there, and say "1, too." Little Joe Kay burn, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ray burn, who had one of his legs badly scalded last week, is improving nicely. BASEBALL ?????? The- Syracuse team played here last Sunday, and the game was the best exhibition of good ball we have vet seen on the home grounds. Tfie game was a tie until the 3d inning,, when Point Pleasant squeezed in two runs, much to the delight of the fans. This score stood until the latter part of the 8th when Syracuse by brilliant work at the bat put two runs over the plate, amid much ex citement. Harrison was substituted for Dashner, in the pitchers Iwx in the !>th and the visitors were blanked,, but the home team went them one better in this half of the inning and the agony was over, the final score being 3 to 2 in favor of Point Pleas ant. Dashner was in the box for the home team, striking out !> men, Duckworth for Syracuse fanning !* men. The grounds are in splendid condition and visitors are highly pleased, now that they can see tlie game, the crowds being kept within the line. Rutland vs. Point Pleasant. Sun day, August 1st. DANIEL B. LUCAS DEAD FORMER SUPREME JUDGE, LAWYER AND DEMOCRATIC LEADER PASSES AWAY Saturday evening at 7 :30 o'clock, at his estate Rion Hall, near the his toric town of Charles Town, this state, Daniel Bcdlinger Lucas, aged 7:i, for inanv years one of the fore most democratic leaders in West Vir ginia, anil formerly supreme court justice and for a short time l?nited States Scnator'bv appointment, |wtss L-d away after an illness of several weeks. His condition during this period has been such as to cause gen uine alarm among his family and friends. His last visit into town was nearly a month ago, and since that time lie has "been confined to the house, occasionally being carried out on the porch. DREAM SHOWS MURDERER AND AVENGER STARTS ON HIS TRAIL New York, July 21.?' 1 am g?ing to Paris at a certain cafe. There I' shall find a man sipping absinthe. He will be the man who murdered my sister's husband. Then I shall' shoot him like a dog. What the law does to me, then, 1 do not care." With this startling declaration. C? H. Janney, of Montgomery, Ala., sailed on the steamer Campania for Kuropc to seek the murderer who was revealed to him in a dream. K. II. Spencer, of Danville, Va.. married Janney"s sister. A year ago Spencer's family was going away for the summer and asked Janney to oc cupy their home while they Mere away. He had a strange foreboding of evil and refused. Spencer remain ed behind until he could secure i? caretaker. That night pistol shots were heard in the house, and neighbors found' S]>cncer dying. Before he expired he said he had been awakened by arc intruder and shot down. Janney blamed himself for the death of his brother-in-law. He started a search for the murderer. Three nights ago he had a dream. In it, he-says, hesaw the whole mur der committed. He saw the mur derer flee to New York and board a steamer. He saw himself following and finding the murderer in a cafe. He saw himself kill the man. S? vivid was the dream that he has gone to Paris to find the restaurant and the man. "And I shall kill him like a dog,'* added Janney. LAWN SOCIAL There will be a lawn social at Uie residence of Mrs. I E. W. McKintev. Thursday afternoon and night, for the benefit of the Baptist Church. Everybody made welcome.