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> fftjMMfc j^jafefeaKSBMa ?:*?"* ?i'vv'V ?'* ? ' "' ^.VA^^vT'j ?: ;vv ? "?V^' POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. "i - VOLUME 47. NO. 9 NORTH POLE DREAM OF (I TORIES REALIZED BY DR. COOL Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 1.? According to a telegram received at the Colonial office here from Dr. Lermick, Shetland Islands, Dr. Fred erick E. Cook, the American Arctic ?explorer, has yrealized the dream of centuries and the goal of the adven- j turous of many nations by reaching the North Pole, April 21, 1908. With only natives as c impanions, the intrepid American pushed north ? until he cla'med the world honor for his country and then by slow degrees worked back to a point . where he could send the news of bis discovery. Copenhagen, Sept. 1.?Dr. Fred erick E. Cook, the American explorer,' who, it is announced, reached the north pole, is on board the Danish government steamer Hans F.gede, which passed Lert-ick, Shetland j Islands, at noon today enroute for ]' Denmark. The telegram announc- i ing Dr. Cook's achievement wa? sent by a Greenland official on board the steamer, and read as follows: ? We have cn board the American i traveler, Dr. Cook, who reached the j north pole April 21, 1908. Dr. Cook; arrived at L'per navik (the northern most Danish settlement in Green-; land, on an island off the west coast) in May of 1909 from Cape York (in the northwestern part of Greenland,: Baffin bay.) The Esquimaux of Cape York confirm Dr. Cook's story of his; Journey." Dr. Cook, accompanied by a Nor- i. wegian, left Etah, Greenland, March 1908, taking with him eight Es quimaux, four sledges and twelve dog teams. He was to make his way through EHesmereland. For years Dr. Cook has given his attention to Arctic explorations, and in 1891-2 was surgeon of the Peary Arctic expedition and in 1897-99 sur geon of the Belgian Arctic expedition. He has received numerous decora-1 tions from the geographical societies of Europe for his research and writ ings in the Poplar field. Dr. Cook started on his present expedition in the summer of 1907, j sailing from North Sydney, C. B., on board the schooner John R. Bradley i with Capt. Moses Bradley as sailing j master. THE BENEFIT or THE DISCOVERY. * Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 1.? When asked what would be the value of the discovery if the authen- I ticity of the report was confirmed, i Admiral Melville, of this city, today said: "For one thing it would put an J end to the Arctic fad. The only use ! to which the discovery could be put would be of a scientific nature. If, the exact place of the pole has been t located it would be possible to send a party of scientists there and, by erecting a pendulum and measuring its movement and later removing the same pendulum to the (quatbr for similar measurement, the exact weight of the earth could be com puted. The attraction of the earth to heavenly bodies and vice versa would also be thereby determined." The [>arty was re-enforced with sledges, dogs and Arctic equipment at Etah, Greenland, whence thev sailed March S, 1908. Dr. Cook's plan was to set aside all tradition by . making the dash to the pole during) the winter months when the ele-| ments are considered least advantage-1 ous for an advance northward. Nothing had been heard from Dr. Cook for eighteen months. A spe cial committee of the Arctic club had, however, made careful calculations upon his probable whereabouts and had reached the conclusion that Dr. Cook had discovered the pole. The Annual Conference of the M. E. Church, South, convenes at Paintsville, Kv., Sept. 15. Bishop Koss will be the presiding Bishop. WORE TO BEGIN SOON NEW TROLLEY LINE APPARENTLY A SURE THING. There is at present every reason to believe that within a really short j time work will be begun on the con struction of the parallel trollrv lines one on each side of the Ohio river, * | says the Huntington Advertiser, that on the north extending from Galli polis to Irontoiipnd that on the south from Huntington to Point Pleasant. ] This enterprise has been m consider-! ation for quite a period and active ef- J fort to put it into effect has been no ticeable since early in the summer. Now it is stated from apparently, re-' liable sources that the rights of way have been secured and that little re mains to be done before the actual work of construction is begun. The movement is a part of the scheme being promoted by Pittsburg men, who in their turn are supported by English capital working toward a cimplete trolley system between! Pittsburg and Cincinnati. The~promoters are represented lo cally by Albert E. Cox, and several others, who so far have refused to; make any definite statement concern ing their plans, which, however, | have progressed too far to be effectu illy kept for the public. One of the main things in connec-' tion with the movement, as regards! Huntington, is that the Ohio river is to be bridged here, a subsidiary com pany constructing a combination street car and highway bridge some- j where within the limits of the city. I The construction of the proposed lines, together with the bridge here, tnd probably also one at Point Pleas-' ?nt, will represent an outlay of tre mendous capital, much of which will find its wnv into Huntington. i Huntington business men believe | that the consummation of the move' will be a great step towards the glo- ? rious commercial future of which the! city dreams, as it will bring about effectively the upbuilding of the rich ? rountry which lies on each side of; the river, many times increasing the. population and wealth of tl.is section j jf the valley and that of Point Pleas- j int. CANT GET BACK | CADETS WHO WERE DISMISSED NEED NOT APPEAL TO TAFT. "it is perfectly useless for any of the young cadets who were dismissed ? by President Taft last week from the ; West Point Military Academy for | hazing Cadet Orlando Sutton to make any efforts toward reinstate ment,'" said a well known army offi cer tndav. "The law is mandator}- of the sub ject of the dismissal of a cadet found guilty of hazing,", he added, "and neither the president nor the secre tary of war has any power to rein state any of them. The law against hazing provides for dismissal of cadets found guilty of participating, encouraging, or countenancing such practice, and they are not eligible to again enter West Point or fur ad mission to the army through civilian examination until two years, after the class of which they were members has graduated." These statements were made in answer to inquiries at the war de partment regarding efforts made by some of the cadets for reinstatement at West Point. Some of them, through friends have sent communi cations to the department on the subject, and others have come to Washington themselves for the pur pose of obtaining some, records bear ing on their cases. THE FAIR. The Mason County Fair has come and gone, and drew a large crowd on Thursday. It was a success, its management worthy of commenda tion and will, we understand, pay all premiums in full. PEARY AISO LOCATES NORTH POLE PUNTS STARS AND STRIPES AT "TOP OF THE WORLD!" New York, Sept. 6?Commander; Pear}* announces April sixth as the ' date of his reaching the North Pole in a despatch to the New York Times, reading as follows: To The New York Times, New York. "I have the Pole April sixth. t Expect to arrive at Chattau Bay I September 7th. Secure control of wire for me here and arrange toj expedite the transaction of a big I story. (Signed) Psarv. ; The date Peary refers to is April [ of the present year, although his expedition to the pole did not leave, until July, 1908. New York, Sept. 6.?The follow ing dispatch was received here today: Indiana Harbor, (Via Cape Ray,)j N. F., Sept. 6?To Associated Press, j New York. '"Stars and Stripes nailed to the Pole." (Signed) " Peary." ? This startling and laconic mes sage flashed from the coast of Labra-; dor to New York and thence to the; four corners of the globe at the mo- : ment when Dr. Cook is being ac-| claimed by the crowned heads of ! Europe and by the world at large as, the discoverer of the North Pole,' adds a remarkable chapter to the j study of an achievement that has1 held the civilized world up to the 1 highest pitch of interest since Sep tember 1, when Dr. Cook's claims having reached the "top of the world" was telegraphed from the Shetland Islands. Peary was a persistent striver for: the honors of "Farthest North." Dr. Cook, on the other hand, has held the public attention to a lesser degree. He made his departure quietly and his purpose was hcadly known other than to those who are keenly interested in Polar research. Then suddenly and with no word of; warning a steamer touches at Ler wick and Dr. Cook's claim to having | succeeded where expedition after ex-; )>edition of the hardiest explorers of the world had failed is made known.! DROWNED AT HARTFORD CITY. Ed. Bass, a citizen of Hartford, single and aged about 35 vears, who was employed as watchman on thefleet of barges belonging to the Hartford Coal and Mining Co., at Hartford, lost his life sometime Wednesday night, it is thought by falling from a barge and drowning in the river. The unfortunate man was last seen I about 9 o'clock Wednesday night. Thursday morning he was missing and a search was begun at once for the body. The river bed was grab bled without success until the barges were moved and at 2 o'clock Thurs day afternoon they succeeded in bringing the body to the surface on a hook. Justice of the Peace S. D. Hanna who acted in the capacity of' coroner was summoned to the scene. AN APPRECIATIVE PAPER SUBSCRIBER. A western editor has received the ! following unique letter: "Send me, ' a few copies of the paper that has (the obituary and verse about the' death of my child a week or two ago. | You will publish the enclosed clipping j about the marriage of my niece. I And I wish you would mention in i your local column if it don't cost me j anything, that I am going to have a : few extra bull calves to sell. Send ' me a couple of extra copies of the |iaper this week; but as my time is out you can stop my paper, as times are too hard to waste money on a newspaper." bruliantly written dp by **j. M- SL,' METHODIST ADVOCATE. Point Pleasant is a most interest ing place, located as it is on a low point of l*nd made by the junction of the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers, "tih hizh hills in its rear and wooded ?wights beyond the rivers. In the times of high floods the main portion of the town is inundated to the ex tent of four to si* feet. Notwith standing this disadvantage, the town is now very thrifty, with numerous enterprises and a progressive popula tion of three thousand people. Its hotels, business houses, and resi dences would doe credit to towns two or three times its size. The people are proud of their town and do not tail to speak a good word in its behalf to the sVanger within its gates. It is reached not only by two railroad systems, which give it direct connection with the State capital and the two rapidly growing towns of Huntington and Parkersburg, but all the" steamboats on the Ohio and Great Kanawha Rivers land at its wharf. What is more majestic than a big river steamer sweeping up to a wharf with the grace of a swan and the dignity ofa queen? In Point Pleasant the great^ rivers bring to- , gether not only the wealth of their waters, but the riches of their beauty; *nd the people are gladdened with scenes which never grow old or fail ' to entertain. J Point Pleasant claims the distinc tion of being located on the battle ' ground of the first struggles of the ' Revolutionary War, as it took place j October 10, 1774. Gen. Andrew 1 Lewis in a severe contest defeated a band of Indians who were earning o^in their attack th: orders of their, British allies; and he drove them, across the Ohio River, from which they were not allowed to return. : Because of the effect of this battle ' on the plans of the British, historians are inclined to regard as valid the ' claims of Point Pleasant. Not only so, but the United States govern- 1 ment has united with the State gov- I eminent and made a liberal appro- 1 priation to erect a suitable monument ?' eighty feet high to the memory of the men who fought in this battle in < the park which includes the battle 1 ground, and which has been bought by the State government. The 1 foundation of the monument has been built, and in a few months the com pleted shaft will be in place. < A recent writer ha? the following to say of those who fought in this '' battle: Seven officers in the battle of Point Pleasant :ose to the rank of general in the Revolutionary army; six captains in that battle commanded regiments on Continental establish ment in the war for independence:1 four officers in that battle led the at tack on Gwynn's Island, in Chesa l>eake Bay, in July, 1770, which re sulted in the dislodgment of Lord Dunmore, the Lite Governor, who was tbus driven from the shores of Virginia never to return; one officer in that battle was the most promin ent American officer in the battle of Brandvwine, where he was severely wounded: another officer in that ' battle led the advance at the storm ing of Stonv I'oint, one of the most daring achievments of the Revolution, still another officer in that battle -(von lasting fame as the hero of King's Mountain.' Hundreds of men in that battle were afterwards on revo- j lutionarv fields, and many of them witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis to the united armies of tl.c United j States and France at the close of that struggle at Yorktowr,. Indeed,, it is a matter of history that these Point Pleasant men were on nearly , .even- battlefield of the Resolution.; ; And one of them, when sixty-three 1 years of age, led the Americans at! the battle of the Thames, in 1S13,! j secured a great victory, and thus broke the English power in the! i Northwest. But it was not alone on fields of that the men who fought the battle of Point Pleasant distinguished themselves. Six of them afterwards occupied seats in the American House of Representatives; three of them were members of the United States Senate; four of them became Governors of States: one of them a Lieutenant Governor; one of them a Territorial Governor; one of' them j military and civil commandant of! Upper Louisiana; one or them a] Surveyor-General of one of the thir teen original States; one the father: of a Governor of Virginia; one the father of a supreme judge of Ken tucky ; one of them the largest manu facturer and wealthiest man in East ern Ohio at the time of his business career; one of them President of the Bank of St. Louis; one of them a framer of a constitution for Ohio; we of them receiver of public moneys I in a Western State; and a hundred of them State Legislators and framers I "f State constitutions: while more! than a thousand of them went forth to conquer again, not with a rifle, but "ith ?n ?*. that they might fell the forests from which they had Jriven barbarism and change the lands into fruitful fields." Within this same park of glorv I rests the dust of Ann Bailey, a hew-' ne whose deeds of bravery in the Revolutionary times were never ex elled. In 1791 she made a famous ride of one hundred miles and return :hrough the wilderness to secure pow- , Icr for the garrisop at Fort Lee, where Charleston now stands, by which the besieged fort was able to Irive awav the savage bands. Her , leeds of bravery would fill a volume were they all told. She died in 1825, it the age of eighty-three; and in 1901 her noble dust was brought to Point Pleasant, where it will teach a italwart patriotism through all the rominjf years. In the courthouse yard stands a 'tone shaft some ten feet high, on which is inscribed the one word Cornstalk, which was unveiled Dctober 13, 1899. The story of which it is the icqucl is pathetic. ' Cornstalk was a chief of an Indian | ribe of Shawnees, who were driven | tcross the river by General Lewis, i won after the great battle at Point ' feasant the Indian tribes northwest 1 >f the Ohio River began to form a nighty coalition for the purpose of waging war against the colonists. Cornstalk was opposed to an alliance with the British, and was anxious to ' maintain cordial relations with the colonists. So he came back to Point I'leasant to communicate the news if the hostile preparations of the Indians and to say that only thecon >ent of his own Shawnees was neces sary to make the confederacy com plete. He gave much valuable in formation regarding the geography nf the country beyond the river, as he had traveled much through that j western wilderness. The colonists held him and his companions as hos tages of peace while they awaited the arrival of fresh troops. His son, j Ellinipsico,' became uneasy at the ? long delay in his father's return and | came to the river and hallooed. His father answered, and the son came over and greeted his father aSection ately. On the next day two men from the fort crossed the Kanawha on a hunting excursion, and as they i were returning one was espied by j two Indians who were concealed on the banks of the river and was shot! and scalped. As soon as the news of this deed reached the fort the in furiated soldiers, who thought there were no Indians in the neighborhood, spread the cry: "Let us kill the Indians in the fort." The remon strance of the officers was of no avail, and the two brave friendly Indians were shot. The citizens of Point Pleasant have erected a monument to Cornstalk with that same affection and patriotic pride which thev have in their honor for General Lewis and Ann Bailey. Surely a town that can boast of three such persons as these three should produce men and women of heroic mold and noble character. \V est \ irginia Methodism does well to meet in such an atmos phere as this in Point Pleasant. J. M. M. . NEEDS THE MONEY EVELYN NESBIT THAW PREFERS CASH TO DIVORCE Ar PRESENT. New York, Sept.- S.?"I have never been in Eeno in. m.v life,'*said Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw today, when asked regarding persistent rumors that she had joined the di vorce colony in the Nevada' toWn. Furthermore," she continued, "I don t intend to go there. I have been right here for the last three ?rc*rs' and I am sick and tired of hearing these reports that 1 have been seen in different parts of the country. I need money more tlia* I need a divorce just at present. That is necessary to live on, and I shall make no plans until I arrange a set tlement with the Thaw family." FORETOLD BY PROPHETS. Israel is coming into its holy of holies, from which it has keen barred for many long and bitter centuries. As one result of the new regime in Turkey all religions are officially rec ognized on equal basis, and at last, the Jews are allowed t? enter the site of their ancient temple at Jeru salem and there worship according to. their creed. Since the destruction ?f the second temple by the Romans under Titus, in 70 a. d., no Jew has been permitted on the spot. For a lozen centuries Moslem soldiers sta tioned at the gates have slain or' turned away all who sought to enter; ?nd the devout Jews have had no ?ther privilege than to weep and pray outside the walls. Within the past generation visiting Christians have been allowed, under guard and for payment of a fee, to enter the beautiful Mosque of Omar, which stands where the great Temple of Solomon stood, and where Christ taught in its successor, which was erected after the return from the captivity. Beneath its loftv dome is the wonderful rock of' numberless :raditions, revered alike by Jews, Christians and Mohammedans. Late in July the Jews were al owed to enter and worship ? for the irst time. So 1900 is a notable year n Jewish history, and the promise >f the olden prophecy has come to. >ass.?Youths Companion. BASEBALL Labor Dav the Point Pleasant Club went out to Rutland, Ohio, to |)lay the return game promised, and ame back home pretty badly broken up, the Rutland .boys outplaying them at every point, winning by a score of 7 to 2. One of the best games of the sea son was stayed on our home grounds on Labor Day between the Point Pleasant High School and the Leon club. The game was very exciting and n large crowd was ou'.. The score stood 5 to 4 in favor of Point Pleasant. \ The Teddy Bears, our crack col ored club, went down to Huntington on Labor Day and brought back the scalps of the Huntington players by a score of 8 to C. The Teddy Bears lined up as follows: F. Bell, J. Craig, R. Johnson, M. Kelley. R. Stribling, L. Settles, C. Colston; W. Wilson and H. Diver. It is a good team. NEW SERIES. Last Monday, the Point Pleasant Building and Lain Association open ed a new series of stock. Thpse wanting to borrow, buy a home or improve their property should tike shares in this Association. The tremendous floods at Mon terey, Mexico, which destroyed 1,200 lives and an incomputable amount of property, may rightfully be listed as another evidence of the irony of fete. That such a rain should have fallen in what is called a semi-arid country is one of those surprises that Nature frequently perpetrates.