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Mount Vernon, Aug. 13.?Justice
Mills said he had allowed Thaw to
stay five days more at the White
Plains jail on the plea of his mother.
He said Mis. Thaw called him over
the telephone ves'erday and asked
that her son might be permitted to
remain at White Plains until Toes
day, so she eo?ld arrange certain
matters with him there.
Charles Morschauser said Mrs.
Tbaw wants time to arrange for a
residence at Vlatteawan so she can
occupy it as soon as her son returns.
Thaw's contention that his original
commitment to Matteawan was ille
gal will be argued before the state
court of appeals during the week of
October 4. Attorney Morschauser
contemplates no further legal pro
ceedings before that time.
Justice Mills closed his decision
yesterday by saying:
The court is by no means satis
fied with the treatment which Thap
has received at Matteawan since his
return there in ?October last, after
his unsuccessful attempt in the courts
then to obtain his freedom. No one
could help being greatly moved by
the deep and manifestly unfeigned
distress of the mother when, as a
witness, she narrated that treatment.
It must be understood that Thaw is
not at the hospital as i crimifiai td
undergo punishment. The jury, the
supreme authority in the matter, has,
by its verdict, declared him innocent
of any crime in the matter.
"The jury's verdict must be re
? spected, at least, by all public offi
cials. In the hospital he must be
regarded as an unfortunate person
afflicted with mental derangement,
there not to be punished for any
crime, but solely to be cared for,
protected and guarded so that he
may not injure another or himself,:
but always with the distinct hope
that he may be cured ultimately,;
however great or small that hope may ;
really be. It is well,doubtless, that
care shculd be exercised by the au
thorities that Thaw be not favored
because of the wealth and social
position of his family. It is well, I
however, that care be exercised that'
he be not treated any worse on these
"""he decision ends with the state
ment that "the enlargement of Harry 1
K. Thaw be dangerous to the com
munity, and he is therefore, remand
ed to Matteawan Asylum, whence he '
was produced before this court.
Kanauga with her new depot and
electric lights is certainly puting on
city airs. Since the new electric line
was put in operation, traffic has doub
led and everybody up there is getting
a hustle on.
The fact is, Kanauga is a pretty
place. Right across the river Point
Pleasant and its steamboats and other
boats are to be seen, the two immense
bridges spanning Kanawha and the
Ohio, the constant travel of people to
and fro over the ferry, their busy
broom factory, the stores, and the
kind and hospitable neighbors doing
all they can to build up the little
town, the round house and car barns
and everything around make it ap
pear lively.
These new men, the Howards,
Marsh, Douglas, Cunningham and
others have put a new life and vigor
into everything about there, until it
extends across the big farms of bot
tom land that are between Kanauga
and the bills. Everything about
looks good and "up and comin' "
and a new birth is in everything.?
Gallia Times.
The Chicago University professor
who says that women is to blame foi
everything ought to be ashamed al
this late date to be falling in line
with the generations of plagiarists ol
That there are more ways of mak
ing money than of kilting a cat, is
evidenced by the work that is being j
performed ,by a crew of men in the !?
Ohio river in this county. This par-'
ticular industry is known as themufc- j
sel shell business, and is operated by
I a company with a large capitalization.
The name of the company is Strove
and Barrett. Mr. Struve is a Miss
issippi man and Mr. Barrett comes
from Vanceburjj, Ky. They annu- ,
ally employ about,1,000 men in the ,
summer months on the river between' i
Letart Fails, W. Va., ,nd Yicks-1,
burg, Miss., gathering mussels,which f
are shipped to a central point, boiled 1 (
until they are clean, dried and then h
shipped to manufacturers of "pearl" ' (
buttons. The company pays th<ir j,
their men 20 cents per bushel box to:,
get the shells out of the water, and ,
the finished product sells for $35 to ,
to $60 per ton. In the neighbor
hood of Point Pleasant, the deposit {
of mussels is over two feet thick in (
the bed of the river, and the men ,
who are employed on thejjrork, most ;
of whom are load rivennen, are able s
to make good wages.
Qmj]e Wright has som? interest- n
iflg things to Say ifl ffegahl to the i I:
height by ftviag ffikcliines! \
?a pdiftt tb which there has been i
some absufd criticism based on the r
low altitudes to which aeronauts pru- \
dently keep for the present. He says ?
that by his calculations his machine s
can ascend to the height of a mile 1
and remain in the air 25 hours at a ]
speed of from 30 to 40- miles an ]
hour. This would give a distance of ?
from 750 to 1000 miles. The height',
of a mile, certainly, should serve to (
protect from the guns of an enemy. 1
He does not expect to see freight s
carried through the air, but within 11
a short time, he believes, the aero
plane will be available for mail ser- j
vice. There must be many towns in !
the United states which could be
served much more promptly this wav (
than by mil, because the shortest .
way can be taken. The Wrights [
will stop in England on their way to ;'(
Germany, where they have some con- ,
tracts to complete. They are quite ,
sure, by the way, that none of the <
European machines are better than !,
| i '
j Geo. D. Morrison was granted an j 1
exoneration of $4.28 from an erro
' neous assessment for 1908 on a lot at
, Elmwood, I'nion district.
Claims allowed:?Graham District;
Raid fund, $53.90; county fund
J. E. Johnson resigned as Consta- J
ble in Lewis district, and R. L. Kav
ser was appointed to fill the vacancy
and gave bond in the penalty of $2,
500 with E. McElfresh, D. S. Sny
der and B. H. Blagg, as sureties.
Licenses issued by County Clerk's
office in July, 1909:
7 hotels, &c., $ 16.05
1 druggist 25.00
1 show 60 00
1 junk dealer 25.00
42 tobacco, &c., 224.50
2 cigarette 20.00
1 slot machine 2.20
Total. $ 372.75
This money goes to the state.
There were 26 marriage licenses
issued in July and the state gets $26
from this source.
After having been caught in sud
den showers two or three times the
intelligent man learns to carry an
umbrella and thus bring on a pro
tracted drought.
It is all right to sing and talk and
rave over the scent of the new-mown
hay, b*t take a thought of the chaps
who have to harvest it.
New York, August IS.?It can be
stated on the authority of interest*
closely associated with Edwin Haw
ley that there are no new develop
ments which warrant the "recent
rumor that the Chesapeake and Ohio
is to acquire the Homing Valiey,
which extends from Toledo into Co
lumbus, O., with numerous ramifi
cations through the coal districts to
a point on the Ohio river. This
roads controls the Toledo and Ohio
Central, which practically parallels
this route and covers the same terri
tory, and the Kanawha and Michi
gan, which meets these roads at the ,
Dhio and runs down to Charleston,
K\ Va., connecting there with the
Chesapeake and Ohio. These roads
;orm a system which practically
nonopolize the transportation sys
*m in that district, their principal
nffic being coal.
While the possibility of the por
:hase of the Hocking Valley by the !
Cuesapeake and Ohio was not dc- '
lied, it was stated that such a move '
s not imminent. It is not news that !
everal times in the past such a plan
las been proposed. and received
erious consideration, but an inter- 1
sting report about the story, and '
>ne which put a new light on the
natter, is that Mr. Hawlev has not
ifcen the bidder, blit that the ad
ances have come froth the Morgan
nterests, representihg the five rail
oads which control ? - Hocking 1
Galley through the ownership of So,- 1
124,000 out of ?11,000,000 common '
tock. These roads ate the Pitts- '
>urg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 1
Louis, the Chesapeake & Ohio, the :
Baltimore and Ohio.the Lake Shore"
tnd Michigan Southern and the Erie,
yich of which owns one-sixth inter
st, except the first named, which !
lolds two-sixths. This block of
?tock was formerly held in trust, but 1
ins now been distributed to the roads. '?''
Henry Clay Work, to whose mem- !
>ry a monument has been unveiled
it Hai'tford, Conn., struck out one '
>f the world's melodies when, he I
;om|>osed "Marching Through Geor-'
lia." It is America's music, observes ;!
the Boston Transcript. It has ?I'
.wing that catches the soldiers' fan- j1
ry, and a cadence that sets the feet ?
marching. Not standing the to I ofj
severe musical criticism, perhaps, it
has nevertheless penetrated into the !'
camps of many lands. The Japanese
(lave it in their band books and it |
was played when they marched into
Port Arthur in the Chinese war. j
British soldiers sing it with a spirit1
if not with an understanding, and it
is rivaled in their favor only by "John
Brown's Body." The Germans have
taken it up, on the initiation of some '
Germans who, returning to complete
their military service, taught it to
their comrades. Possibly the French
bands play it, for French bandmast
ers have quick ears for anything with
a martial rhythm.
Hon. Virgil A. Lewis will lecture
at the Court House on Wednesday
evening, August 25; and Dr. M. F.
Andrew of Cincinnati, on Thursday
evening. No admission fee.
Now that that tariff has been dis
posed of the next thing to engage
the attention of West Virginians will
be the Home Coming Week in Point
Pleasant, Oct. 7, 8, 9 and 10.
The fine growing rains of the past
few days will tell on the cost of food
before long, and the story will be of
the right kind.
There is needed no better evidence
of returning prosperity than an inci
dent which took place in Huntington
yesterday. Contractors doing rail
way work less than twenty miles
frwn Huntington, on the Norfolk &
Western railway came to Huntington
JTgerday in quest of laborers. Be
tag unable to procure the number
wanted, the contractors went to the
city-authorities and asked permission
to p?y the fines of a number of
men who are working out fines on
the streets, under the stipulation;
that the men be released and al-1
lowed to go to the railway works.'
The authorities granted this request,
and the matter was put before the
men. The purpose failed however,
for not one of more than twenty to
whom this proposition was made ac
cepted it.
? The contractors who were here
yesterday declared that a thousand
men could secure work along the
line of the X. & W. between Ports-;
mouth and Williamson within the1
aext week, railway work and mines
oeing short of men. There are many j
aew mining ventures almost ready
to start in Wayne And Mingo coun- <
ties.?Advertiser. .
birthday anniversary.
Last Sunday, the 15th, was the
TSrd birthday of Rev. W. 0. Owens,
the well known and beloved Baptist
minister of Letart, and on that day,
Respite tbe rain, a large company of
children, grand-children, .great
grand-children, neighbors and friends
froni various parts of this and Jack
sbr/*5ounties, met at his pleasant
home to honor him and the day.
They found him bale and hearty
for a man of his years, and, as al
ways in the past, with a smile and
kind greeting for each one, though
it times his eye became moist and
his voice trembled as he clasped the
hand of some old and dear friend,
hut soon his cheerful sunny disposi
tion that has made him so dear to
his friends would assert itself again,
ind jokes, repartee and laughter
would resume their sway.
At noon a bounteous repast was
spread before the guests, and of
course it was enjoyed to the limit,
ind by none more than the host and
his good wife.
For a while after dinner the guests
sat around and talked among them
selves and their host and hostess, but
they all seemed to feel that some
thing more formal was in order, and
so, J. O. Sayre, B. H. Blagg and
Rev. Dan Aten were each in turn
called upon for a speech, and each
responded in his happiest vein; in
deed it seemed an easy task to speak
of Rtv. Owens and his life work for
each one had felt the uplifting in
fluence of his noble christian charac
When they had finished, brother
Owens arose and with a voice full of
emotion thanked the speakers for
their kind words, and also thanked
his friends for their kind remembrance
socially, but also in a more substan
tial way. * He said, "I would be
afraid to "Show you what is in my
packets, because you might think I
had been with the counterfeiters that
were recently captured near here,
but it is real money, for which 1
thank you all."
After singing "God be with you
till we meet again,"' the crowd dis
persed each one voicing the benedic
tion pronounced by Mr. Blagg at the
close of his address: ''Now, untc
thee and the companion of thy
bosom, be given all the bountiful
things brought forth by the ran, th<
benign things brought forth by the
moon, the lovely things brought
forth by the stars,'the love and char
ity of thy friends and neighbors til!
thou fall asleep.''
Laws that cripple legitimate busi
ness are laws that should be repealed.
On the evening of August I+, a
mass meeting was held at the Ar
buckle church, in Union district.
A. S. Riffle was made President and
Dell Upton Secretary.
It was stated that the object of
the meeting was:
First, To inquire inte the facts re
specting the Acts of our legislature.
Second, To express our approval
or disapproval; and
Third, To take steps to adjust any
| laws not agreeable to our wishes.
After reading from the Acts of
i 1909, chap. 60, sees. 1, 12, IS, 18;
! chap. 68, sees. 10", 115; speeches
were made by Geo. W. Knapp, Robt.
Keifer, Henry Smith, >1. F. Smith,
T. R. Workman, Dell .Upton and
others, the following resolutions were
Whereas, Many of the laws enact
ed by the legislature of West Vir
ginia are not in the interest of the
mass of the people and are manifestly
unjust; therefore, we denounce these
laws and demand their repeal or
amendment so as to comport with
the interests of those concerned.
Among ths laws against which we
complain are the following, viz: The
Fish and Game Law. The Reform
Tax Law. Liecnse tax, et al.
Resolved, That we denounce the
Action of our last legislature in its re
fusal to allow the people to say
whether West Virginia shall wet be
or dry.
Resolved, That we recommend the
i Initiative and Referendum.
Resolved, That we recommend the
1 Income tax.
j It was resolved to make the organ
ization permanent, and a committee
was appointed to draft a constitution
and by-laws.
The house then adjourned to meet
again August 21.
Invitations have already been re
ceived to hold similar meetings at
other places and a date has been
fixed for Elmwood school house, Au
gust 20, at 8 p. m.
We call upon all who are interest
ed in these matters to co-operate
with us.
Those wishing information or as
sistance in holding such meetings
should write to Dell Upton, route 3,
! Leon, . Va.
Treasury decision No. 1527 should
be received by every smoker or chew
er, who enjoys real tobacco with en
thusiasm. It provides that unmanu- j
factured natural, leaf tobacco can be
sold to the consumer without the
payment of tax of ' any kind. The
act was approved August 5th and
takes effect immediately.
According to the old act there was
a tax on tobacco which necessitated
its passing through the hands of the
manufacturer in order that the tax
might be collected. The effect was
to prohibit the sale of unmanufactur
ed natural leaf tobacco by the retail
dealers to the consumer. The new
law opens the way for the fanner to
sell the tobacyo to the retailer, which
was impossible before and allows it
to be sold without any tax. It also
provides that the retailer may sell
the tobacco "unmanufactured," in
: retail quantities. The result will be
' that the consumer can buy natural
"undoctorted" tobacco, untaxed,
1 from his retail dealer, provided he
: doesn't buy too much.
The law provides that the tobacco
' must be unstemmed, unaltered in the
natural leaf, and raised and grown in
1 the United States before it may be
sold without the tax. It cannot be
. sold by the fanner, untaxed to man
. j ufacturers of tobacco, snuff, or cigars
? 7..;,'.';;.>,:s; -
The game here last Sunday was at
first, thought going to be one of the
most interesting and hotly contested
games of the season, bnt such was
not the case, as Ripley came here
badly crippled and had to borrow
players here to start the game. - ?
Line up:
Point Pleasant?Ash worth, 1. f.,
Park, r. f., Ingles, 1 b., Johnson, c.
Smith, c. f., Greenlee, s. s., W.
Burdette, 2 b., S. Burdettc, 3 b.,
Harrison, p.
Ripley?Lee, p., O'Brien, l b.,
Kerwood, c., Locket, c. f., Crow,
2 b., Blessing, r. f., Varian, s.s.,
Russel, L f. and 3 b., Elias, S b.,
Hutchinson, L f., Dashner, 3 b.
First inning?Lee grounded, to
Greenlee who threw wild to Ingles.
O'Brien flied to Smith. Kerwood
forced Lee to second. Locket out.
Harrison to Ingles. No rtfns, no
hits, no errors.
Ashworth fouled to Lee. Park
out. Varian to O'Brien. Ingles
singled to left. Johnson fanned.
No runs, one hit, no errors.
Second inning?Crow out, W.
Burdett to Ingles. Blessing fanned.
Varian singled to left. Ruisel out.
Park to Ingles. No runs, one bit,
no errors.
Smith safe on Elias' error. Green
lee walked. W. Burdett'doubled to
right scoring Smith.. S. Buidett
singled to 'left scoring Greenlee.
Harrison flied to Lee. Ashworth
flied to Blessing. W. Buidett scored.
Park singled to left. Ingles singled
to left scoring S. Burdett. Johnson
Sicdto Locket.-Jour runs, 4 hits,.
I error.
Third inning?Elias singled to
left. Elias out stealing second. Lee
out. Harrison to Ingles. O'Brien v
out. W. Burdett to Ingles. Hutch- .
inson went to left field and Russel to
third base. No runs, one hit, no
Smith singled to left. Greenlee
out. Lee to O'Brien. W. Burdett
flied to Lockett. S. Burdett flied to
O'Brien, No runs, one bit, no errors.
Fourth inning?Kerwood fanned,
Lockett doubled to left. Crow fanned.
Blessing hit by batted ball. No
runs, one hit, no errors.
Harrison flied to Crow. Ash
worth out. Varian out. Park flied
to Blessing. No runs, no hits, no
Fifth inning?Varian fanned, Rus
sel flied to \\ . Burdett. Hutchinson *
made first on Harrison's error. Lee .
grounded to Ingles. No runs, no
hits, one error.
Ingles singled to left. Johnson
made first on Crow's error. Ingles
scored. Johnson went to third on
passed ball. Smith singled to left
scoring Johnson, Smith stole sec
ond. Greenlee safe on Crow's error.
Greenlee stole secood. W. Burdett
flied to Blessing. Smith scored.
Greenlee scored. S. Burdett singled
to left.
' Cth inning?O'Brien lined to Har"
rison, Kerwood fanned, Locket flied
to W. Burdett. Oliver went in t?
pitch for Ripley. No runs, no hits,
no errors.
Ingles out O'Brien to Lee; John
son grounded to Lee, Smith flied to
Varian. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Game called on account of rain.
Game by innings:
1 23 4 5 S?r h e
Ripley 0 0 0 0 0 0?0 .3 4.
Point Pleasant 0 4 0 0 5 0?9 10 3
Two base hits, Locket and W.
Burdett; stolen bases, Smith, Green
lee, Park, S. Burdett.
Struck out by Harrison, 5.
Struck out by Lee, 1.
Base on balls, off Lee 1.
Umpire, Johnson.
An interesting game was playe.
on Saturday between the Point Pleas
ant Athletic Club and a team from
Leon, on the home grounds, which
resulted in a tie game, 6 and 6.
We were not furnished the parties- .

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