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SIX REPRESENTATIVES IN WEST VIR GMA AFTER 1910 CENSUS. . A prominent state official, and on< whose activities give him an excellent opportunity to judge of % est V ir ginia's growth and development, de clared in the hearing of a well knowr Huntington man that the census oi 1910 will give West Virginia an.ad ditional congressman, increasing the total delegation in the lower house from five to six, says the Huntington Advertiser. Since such a discovery would necessitate a complete rear rangement or the political map oi the state and would, at the time, jeopardize the fortunes of a number of men who seem, under the present arrangement, to have the promise of indefinite tenures, this declaration has had the effect of creating a wave of agitation among the politicians. The redistrictin" of the state for congressional purposes would proba bly be followed by a general rear rangement, which would include state senatorial districts and judicial districts. The readjustment of the congres sional districts and the admission oi an additional division would be fraught with problems which would take much nice calculating to figure out the satisfaction of the regnant politicians. The first consideration would be to determine upon a course of procedure which would insure six republican congressmen from West Virginia. Second to this decidera tum would be that of pursuing a course which would leave unruffled the feathers of the five congressmen now in office, and build up the new district out of the counties or situ ted geographically as to leave Hub bard in the First district, and leave him dominant in the counties re served to the First, with a similar course of treatment for Sturgiss, Woodvard, Gaines and Hughes. Mr. Gaines would, of course, in sist upon having the big majority of Fayette kept at his back, while our own Mr. Hughes would not cheer fully acquiesce in any arrangement which would rob him of McDowell s ever ready largest of republican votes. There are manifold reasons to be lieve that the census of 1910 will show a population sufficient to en title the state to an additional con gressman. There are just as many reasons to believe that a highly in teresting political situation will fol low this discovery. HOT AFTER 'EM "DIRK" WANTS TO KNOW BY WHAT RIGHT COMMISSIONS CAN BE TAKEN. Manager Register: Dear Sir:?In your issue of the 25th, there is an article "Of Interest to Notaries," signed by the clerk of the circuit court. This article is of interest to all Notaries in this State and as I myself am a Notary Public "of and for the County of Mason," apjxtinted by the Hon. Wm. A. McCorkle, when Governor of the State "for life or during good be havior," I for one would like to know how, and by what right our commissions can be taken away from us on the Slst day of Dec. 1909, by the action of any body of Legisla tors. I understand that new Com missions will have to be applied for and a fee paid for them considerably larger than we paid originally. It is hardly a "square deal" towards us and I believe we could hold out commissions; certainly if we would unitedly contest this scheme foi getting more funds for our "tax re form legislature.'" I would be glad to hear from other Notaries of this State through the columns of th< Register. Yours, with a Notary Public Seal, "Dirk.* Hegiiter 11.00 ? year. ANNUAL CONVENTION GRAND LODGE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS AT PARKERSBURG, SEPT. 6. : The Fortieth Annual Convention t! or the Grand ''Lodge Knights of ? Pythias of West Virginia will convene ? at Odd Fellows Temple, on Fifth i Street in the City of Parkersburg, on ft the 8th day of September. This Convention will be attended by two hundred and twenty-five Grand Lodge delegates and possibly as many more Past Chancellors and members of the Order, and will be I the most interesting Convention in the history of the Grand Lodge, as ' many very important matters will come before it including a revision of ; the Grand Lodge Statutes. The Grand Temple of Pythian Sisters will also assemble in Parkers burg at the same time, and from present indications it will be attend ed by far the greatest number ever , in attendance. The Uniform Rank will go into I camp in the same city on Labor Day, : September 6th. The formal opening, taking place at 4 p. m., at which j short addresses will be made by Major General Arthur J. Stobbart, 'of St. Paul, Minnesota; Brigadier General Chas. A. Barlow, of Ben ! wood; Mayor W. B. Pedigo and J. j ! W. Vanderwort, ' of Parkersburg. j ' Fully one thousand officers and Sir Knights are expected in this camp. Several companies will come from . Man-land and Ohio. Athens Com-, pany has agreed to have seventy-five j men at the opening of camp. The camp site is an ideal one, right in ; the city, and will i*>ssess all the comforts to be found in a in camp, including good meals, right on the ground, at twenty-five cents, water, electric light, telephone and street l car service. A Brigade Band of one j j .hundred musicians will give concerts^ each night on a large band stand right in camp. They will remain in; camp throughout the entire week I and on Friday the competitive drills I will begin, in which some ten or j twelve companies have entered. ; Over seven hundred dollars in prizes , will be given away. First prize, j j$175.00; second, $lsi5.00; third, $75.00; biggest company in camp, j 1 $50.00: best appearing company in j parade, $50.00 Line Officer's Sabre j to Giptain of Company whose quar- j ters are kept in best shape through out the Encampment. Field Officer s Sabre to the Colonel who has the j great?est number of his command in i camp. Line Officer's Sabre to the best Company Commander. A silk . , flag to the regiment winning great-' J est number of orderlies at Guard Mount. A flag to the regiment win . ning the Tug of^ar. Many other prizes in gold to the tallest and short-! ' est man in camp, the winner of the' fat man's and the lean man s race, j I Merchants will also give many prizes I away. The big Street Parade on September 9th will be the finest | ! military spectacle ever seen in Park i ersburg. 1 Persons desiring any kind of in-' 1 formation should address \fc . E. Price, Chairman, or L. \ . G. Morris. Sec retary of the Executive 'Committee, ! Parkersburgs W. Va. Parkersburg is | making great preparations to receive their visitors, and anyone who ever j visited Parkersburg knows there is a good time in waiting for all who ; attend. BASE BALL The game here last Sunday be tween the home team and Miners ville resulted in a victory for Point Pleasant by a score of 3 to 1. The Teddy Bears, colored, de feated the Y. M. C. A. club, color ed, of Huntington, last Sunday, by a score of 9 to S. The Teddy Bears have at last atruck their gait and are going some. ' Mr. D. N. Folden accidentally mashed his foot the other day and is suffering much pain. LABOR DAY, PAMERSBBRG WILL HAVE ASA PRIN CIPAL ATTRACTION AN AUTO RACE MEETING. . L*Ut Day, Monday, September j 6th will be an event of considerable importance at Parkersburg. The | principal event of the day will be the annual Automobile race meet given under the auspices of the Automo bile Club of Parkersburg. The well known Shattuck PVrk with it* splen did unexcelled track' has been secur ed as the place for the meet, and in ail the country there could not be found a place so admirably selected for an event of this kind. ; The Paricersburg Antomobile peo ple are making every possible effort1 to make this meet one long to be re-1 merabered and the important event of the year. Some very celebrated i drivers have been engaged and the j races promise to be interesting and j ! exciting. Many purses and prizes have been : : offered which will lend considerable j interest to the occasion. The merch ants in Parkersburg are showing their ' interest by offering valuable cups and trophies as an incentive to the local motor enthusists to participate. Automobile men from all the oth- i er cities within a reasonable radios of Parkersburg will be in attendance. Several different Automobile -eon-1 cerns are interested and will have on | display at this meet their 1910 mod- j els. So this race meet will not be ' only a racing event, but also an Au tomobile show to a certain extent. Parkersburg has perhaps as many Automobile enthusists as any other, city in the country when population j is considered. The railroads have ar-, ranged to give special rates, and by j reason of Parkersburg's convenient1 location and its accessability an i .attendance will, be >r ib, cxcess oil exi>e'ctation. The best music obtainable has been engaged. Tie Parkersburg Automo bile people intend to make this not only a racing event but a gab. day. and this notice is an invitation to1 every Automobile owner and enthu siastic to attend and contribute to the success of the affair. The pro- j ceeds will be used for the improve- j inents of good roads and highways, and for this reason every person "in terested in good roads should attend. Governor Glasscock has signified his intention to be in Parkersburg on that day. The Governor is for good roads, first, last and always, and a j mighty staunch friend of the Auto- j mobile men. The Hon. Chas. P. light, State Highway Commission-! er, a live wire in the good roads! cause will make an address outlining the splendid work under way for the promotion of good roads and high ways. Those desiring any further infor mation will address the Automobile .Club, of Parkersburg. CHARLESTON P. M. SUICIDES. ^ Geo. E. Belsches, postmaster at! j Station A, Charleston, committed1 ; suicide at his home on Columbia ave- j | nue, Thursday evening by shooting himself through the head. He had been a sufferer from Brighfs disease for some time, which affected his mind. He went home and threat-! ened to kill his wife, so that they would both die together. She es caped. After going around the house, presumably looking for his wife, he remarked: "See how easy it is," as : he fired the fetal shot. Postmaster Frank J. Hudson aud ited the accounts of Geo. E. Belches, j who committed suicide, and the ac counts were found correct in every detail. Belches for thirteen years was postmaster at Station A in West Charleston and was an efficient offi cial. A couple was arrested in New York recently on a charge of "hug ging in public." They ought to come to Point Pleasant. ; GOES TO SALLOWS ARTHUR BROWN STANDS MUTELY ON SCAFFOLD HL1 TRAP IS SPRUNG. ? " Wheeling, \V. Va.,Aug. 27.?Ar ! thur Brown, negro murderer of Rob t. | Shannon, of McDowell county, paid j the penalty of death for his fiendish : crime on the scaffold at the Mounds ; ville penitentiary this afternoon at 15:10 o'clock. The negro, who since his incarcer ation in the penitentiary, gained the reputation of being the coolest crim inal ever penned behind the gray j walls of the institution, maintained | his cool and indifferent composure un J til the end. After smoking a 25 i cent cigar in company with Captain I of the Guards C. G. Dawson in the | death cell, the negro cooly announc ed that he was ready to start the ! death march to his doom. ASCENDS SCArKOLn. Brown, arm in arm with Captain Dawson, started on the march at 5 o'clock, followed by Prison Chaplain Sanford, Warden J. E. Matthews, Lieut. Bloyd, Prison Guard Knight, and James Larkin, of Charleston, president of the board of control. Brown ascended the scaffold unassist ed and stood motionless while the strajis about his feet were being ad justed. The condemned man uttered not a word, his lips being sealed together, and, with one hand dn the negro, Captain Dawson with the other hand touched the electric button which sent the negro to eternity. The prisoner fell a distance of sev en feet and was pronounced dead by the prison physician, Dr. Peck, six minutes after the trap was sprung. THE CRIVK. Brown made a full confession of the crime in the death ccll this morn ing .to-Captain Dawson and seemed .content with the justice accorded Itiui. Here ii a brief story of thp crime for which Brown was executed: Com mitted last April at Welch, McDow ell county, the victim being Ro!>ert Shannon, an eighteen year old white !x>y. Brown accosted Shannon in a lone ly out of the way place and deliber ately sent a bullet through the boy's brain when the latter refused to give up his money. Brown then pilfered the pockets of his victim and secured $15, and made to a saloon, where he was later ar rested. He was sentenced to be hanged by Governor Glasscock, on the ISth of June, being found guilty of mur der in the first degree, but was later granted a stay until the 27th of this month. Isaac Yates, found guilty of crimi nally assaulting his daughter, will be hanged on the !>th of December. When Captain Dawson touched the electric button that sent the con demned Brown to his doom, it was the twelfth man that has been hang ed since he was connected with the penitentiary. SAD DEATH. Mrs. M. J. Hayman died at her home at Letart, W. Va., Sunday, August 29. 1909, at 2 o'clock a. m., and was buried at Letart, O., yester day. Mrs. Hayman was a good wo man in all the words imply, and the world is much better through the in fluence of her christian, charitable life. She was the mother of four children, one son and five daughters, viz: Mr. W. E. Hayman, and Mrs. Ada Varian, of this city, Mrs. Anna Alexander, Miss Margaret Hayman, and Mrs. Flora Martin, the latter having preceded her to the Great Beyond some four years ago. Mrs. Hayman was in her 81st year. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family. Uhrig, the Jeweler, has gone into bankruptcy and the jewelry store in this city is the hands of the Referee. We hope that everything may be satisfactorily adjusted. FOR LABOR DAY ISSUED BY GOVERNOR GLASSCOCK ASKS FOR AN OBSER VANCE OF THE DAY. i ' In a Labor Day proclamation is sued, Gov. Glasscock asks for an ob 1 servance of that day in honor of tlic men who toil, statins the citizenry I is interested in the maintenance of the cordial relations between era ! plover and employee. The procla 1 mation is as follows: A Proclamation by the Governor: The law-making body of West Vir ginia has wisely set apart as a legal holiday the first Monday, in Septem ber of each year and djngnated the same as Labor Day, tMCe??re,. I, William E. Glassc^KpGovernor of said state, do hcreby^E$$un> that MONDAY, SEPTEMBHMR lOOff. is Labor Day and a lfggjSB&dny in j West VirginU, and I onmVsrly ree ' ommend that on that dnv all places < of business in this state be closed and that the day be observed by all our citizens in such a way as will do i proper honor to those who toil in our ; mines, factories, mills, workshops | and other places. Let us not forget ] that the laboring man has contribu ; ted his full share to our achievements in the past and that much depends : on him as to our future growth and i greatness. The employer and em ! ployee have a common interest, each is dependent on the other, and the better the one understands the other the better it is for both, and the citizenship of this state is interested in having the most friendly and cor ? dial relation exist between the two. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State, at the Capitol in the city of Charles ton, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and nine, and in the forty-seventh year of the State. By"tKe'Govemor, WM. E. GLASSCOCK. ' STUART F. REED, Secretary of State. B. & 0. CONNECTION OF 0. R. R. DIVISION WITH THE C. H. & D. IS PLANNED. Huntington, W. Va., Agu. SI.? Application for a franchise to con struct a bridge across the Ohio river ?it this point was filed here today by attorneys for the Huntington and Northern railway. This road, it is said, is to be financ ed by the Baltimore & Ohio and a liranch will be extended up Synims Creek, in Lawrence county, O., con necting with the C. H. & D. rail road and giving an outlet to the lakes for the vast mineral output ot West Virginia. Surveys of the pro|x>sed line have already been completed. BURIAL OF MRS.W.H.T0MLKS0N. The remains of Mrs. W. H.Tom linson, who died at Wellston, Ohio, August 23, 1909, were brought to this city on August 25, and interred in Lone Oak cemetery, a large con course of friends and relatives follow ing her remains to her last resting place by the side of her deceased husband. Her remains were accom panied here from Wellston by Dr. W. S. Hoy and wife and son Carl, her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Clark and daughter, Miss Mina M. Clark and Frankie Tomlinson. Mrs. Tomlin son's maiden name was Ellen Bar net t, and has many relatives in this county who will keep, her memory green, and we, with hosts of others, extend our sympathy to the family. MARRIED At the home of Mrs. John Bracy, Friday evening, Mr. Frank Johns and Miss Lottie Barrett, both of Newark, Ohio. The happy couple left on the B. & O. for Huntington : to visit her uncle, Mr. John Wamsley, and family. WJOIE FAMIIJES WERE SWEPT AWAY | DDR1HC THE WCHT10 HER DEATH W WATERS. Laredo, Tex., Aug. 2?.?Direct communication with Monterey was resublishcji bv the' Associated Press ?t 10:50 to-night. The o|>erator at that point states that the number of [dead will reach 1,200, nnd the night was one of ^cso'*t'on Jnd darkness. . waters of the Santa Cat arins-wer continuedjOT their rapid coarse throughout the* night and to add to the horror of the situation rain commenced to fall and caused unto'd suffering to the thousands of homeless persons, who had congre gated to the various plazas. The destructive flood, due to the continued fall of rain for the past 96 hours, swept everything before it and hardly a vestige is left of what was a fc?-days ago a conglomeration of small huts swarming with belonging to the poorer classes. The flood rcnchpd its crest between 1 and S o'clock Saturday morning. Many families were swept to death with hardly a chance for their lives. With the onrush of the waters, pan | demonium reigned and as the victims were swept from their homes on the tops of which many had sought shel ter, never anticipating that the wa ter would reach an unprecedented height, pitiful appeals for assistance . could be heard by those on higher . ground, but aid of any kind was im possible. Last night every effort was mode to shelter the homeless. The police station, many hotels, clubs and or ganizations were placed at thc^dis posnl of the authorities. Though jniost of the w?mcn and children were : j$ .thus,cared for, m*n competed . to sleep in the <>r>en. Already many bodies have been re covered. A semi-reliable authority <a.vs that 400 bodies had been re covered up to noon today. N? at tempt had been made to bur)' them. I'itiful scenes are reported among the women and children. Many women have been separated from their hus bands,mothers from their children, without knowledge of their where abouts. It is understood that an appeal for aid has gone out from the city of Monterey. According to this infor mation, the consul has made this ap i (teal in the name of the American colony of Monterey. Monterey is one of the most pro gressive cities in the republic. j Fully 15,000 people are homeless I and are being cared for by the city I government in the best way possible. At noon today 5,000 people were given bread, coffee and soup at tW municipal offices, but there are many more on the south side of the river still at flood stage. Conservative es timates of the property loss pL-.ee the figures at ?^0,000,000. All through the day and up to late tonight bodies have been taken from the defris and ruins in the jwth of the flood. More than 500 have been rescued from the flood. The greatest loss of life occurred Saturday morning between the hours of 9 and 11 o'clock when the large buildings on the south side of the river commenced to crumble and fall. Many of the houses had from 100 to S00 people on their roofs and all disappeared in the flood. In school building on the south side of the riv er 90 women and children were drowned when the walls of the build ing collapsed. BHHDAT. ? . ' pfli Today, September 1, is the birth day anniversary of Mrs. C. A. Smith, mother of Mr. C. B. Smith, of this city. She is 82 years old prides herseif on being hale and hearty and able to work. May she live to enjoy many more milestones on life's jour ney. .