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VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT.
POINT CROSSED THE RIVER. . "? I JUDGE HENRY BRANNOffS TRIBUTE TO JUDGE DENT. -j Another of my colleagues of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Ap- j peals has crossed that inevitable river. i Scarcely had the grave closed over' Judge Lucas when Judge Marma duke Herbert Dent followed him into the Silent Land. Take him all in all, he was a true man. Decided -in conviction; yet conscientious and honest. Absolutely abstemious, he never knew the taste of that bane that has ruined so many, the intoxi cating cup. He took pride in this feature of his character. As a hus band arid father, who more devoted, tender and loving? In his home dwelt love aud peace. As a judge, I "scholastic, learned, dutiful and just. If he leaned, it was to those accused ! of grave crimes and to those poor: and distressed. The burden of his i office weighed heavily upon his mind ' and body, and as some friends rhink, undermined his health and brought; upon him, as he told a friend, pre-; mature old age. He told a friend i that his law cases went with him to' his bed and worried him in the waches j of the night. As a citizen, moral in ! high sense, honest, his heart in sym-1 pa thy with the people. As a church- i man, from boyhood orthodox, devout i and zealous; a regular attendant at1 service, a teacher of the Sunday school, a lecturer upon religion. He was a very pilar of his church, the Presbyterian, but liberal to all de nominations. His minister in the beautiful funeral service, called Judge Dent, "A great man of God." As for his soul, we need not pray for its repose. Kis devotion to his faith j earned the crown. For him death had no terror. Those at his bedside*" say he died as calmly as a child fall ing asleep. "I hear a voice you cannot hear, Which savs, I must not stay; I see a hand you cannot see, Which beckons me away.'' If we can say of any, we can say ?f Judge Dent: "His soul is resting with his God in the bright Canaan land." "O Grave! where is thy victory? O Death! where is thv sting?" Goodbye, HENRY BRANSON". i I "ON-TO-CAIRO" i OHIO IMPROVEMENT WORKERS RE- j DOUBLING EFFORTS. ? m ? Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. IT.?With renewed energy, hard and telling work and with more confidence and | hope than ever, many Pittsburg busi-1 ness men are taking interest in the i "On to Cairo" project, which has ? been advocated many years. The improvement of the Ohio river pro viding for a nine-foot stage every day in the year between Pittsburg and Cairo has so far progressed as to pass the "project" idea, and today is a policy left for the United States gov ernment to adopt and execute. The National Rivers and Harbors Congress will meet in Washington, D. C., December 8-10, and the Ohio Valley Improvement Asssociation at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 14?15. President Taft has made this official statement: "My own judgment is that even improvement like that of the Ohio river should be treated as one great enterprise, just as we have treated the Panama Canal, and a provision should be made by bonds or other wise for the setting aside of a fund sufficient to complete it as rapidTv as possible." There are a few grave legal ques tions involved in a poor estate. The only Freedom some men seem to care for is the Freedom to annoy other*. TO TEACH PRINTING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Printing will be one of the man ual trades taught in Columbus O. schools when the fall term opens. A three year course has been provided and those who take it can be made full-fledged printers if they . apply themselves to the work in the right war. The students in this work will not compete with the printing houses of Columbus, but will only tum out work for the school, board. REVIVAL MEETING HELD ON WRECKED TRAIN OF THE C&O. RAILROAD. There have been unique church services, but probably the most uni que that has ever been held in West Virginia was that brought about by a wreck on the Coal river branch of the C. & O. Monday evening, this week. Passenger train No. 206, on the I Coal river branch, left St. Albans! late Monday afternoon. The great- ' er number of passengers were earn est members of the Baptist church, j who were en route to the meeting of i the association, which was to be held I at Pevtona, in Boone county, Tues day and Wednesday. In addition there were several traveling men, lumber men, railroad laborers and others. J At a point near Dartmouth, the' train collided head-on with train, No. 283, northbound out of Peytona. ' Both engines were wrecked and two! cars demolished, but, as the trains! were not running at a high rate of j speed, none of the passengers or trainmen were injured, although they were considerably jarred up and frightened. The wreck was of such a serious nature that it was soon apparent that the trains would be unable to' proceed for ten or twelve hours, \ which meant that the southbound ?passengers, including those who were en route to the Baptist Association, j would not be able to reach Peytona until early the following morning. There was not a hot<;l or boarding: house within many miles of the scene of the wreck, and farm houses were ; few and far between, so the passen- j gers were left to rough it, tired and ! hungry, as best they might, until; the morning. There was to have been a great; meeting of the Baptists in Peytona that evening, and the delegates and j Christian people on ooard were an- j noved at being unable to reach the , town in time to attend it, but a; happy suggestion was made and in one of the cars there was soon in ! progress a religious service that was j destined to continue through practic-j ally the entire night. There were fervent prayers, eloquent addresses and appeals for better life. The ; songs of Zion were probably never : more impressive than to the motley | assortment that gathered in the j dirty, dimly lighted and partially i wrecked railroad coach. The ser j vices grew in fervor as they contin ; ued, and a deep impression was made u]>on the hearers, sevetal of those who had previously followed evil days being converted to Christ under the powerful spell of the preaching, pray ing and singing of the earnest Chris tians. When the track was cleared, j and the trains proceeded it was a j happy band of Christian workers who finally arrived in Peytona just intime for the first - morning services of the association. Captain Halstead, the conductor on the wrecked 200, declared that he was willing to concede the dis covory of the North Pole to either Cook or Peary, or both, but that he clung to the honor of having com manded the first church on wheels that ever penetrated the Boone county mountains. Every boy wonders why a girl's hair doesn't become hopelessly tangled. PEARY RECORDS ARE SEALED IN PARCHMENT, ARE NOT YET OPENED. \ (Bv Associated Press.) B*ttle Harbor, Labrador, (By Marconi wireless, via Cape Race, S. F.)?Sept. 18.?Commander Pearr was asked to-day what he would have done if he had fallen sick at the pole, with no one in the accompanying 1 party capable of taking an observa 1 tion. To this he replied: '?*Mv last moments would have been devoted to taking observations in order to leave the record. I would not permit anything to interfere with that important duty and I would have handed the records to the Es kimos to take to Mrs. Peary "If I had died within sight of pole I would have had to depend on my Eskimos to tell how far they traveled | from the last supporting party, or on ; my observations. "My records are very complete and most carefully kept. They are sealed in skins and parchments so that if thrown on the ice or in water they probably would drift for years without sinking or without being damaged and would eventually be found. This priceless package will not be opened until I arrive in New York." Commander Peary confirms the statement that four Eskimos were with him at the pole. He says that he has niade no statement differently I from this. The Commander was shown # dis patch from Washington that the Geo graphical Society would like to ac knowledge both polar claims but in | view of the dispute must technically decline to accept either until the mat ter has been investigated and he said: "That suits me." Harry Whitney, who is on the schooner Jeannie, is due to arrive in touch with civilization any day from | his polar bear hunt on the coast of j Greenland. He is reported to have i Dr. Cook's records in his possession | and it is said here that Whitney has j stilted that Dr. Cook told him he had been at the pole. It is said also that Whitney is go ing to South America with Dr. Cook i on a hunting expedition. Wires Acceptance. Portland. Me., Sept..IK.?Mayor Leighton today is in receipt of a wire from Commander Peary indicating that he will probably arrive at Syd ney next Tuesday morning. The message reads: "Battle Harbor, via Cape Rav. "To Mayor Adam P. Leighton, "Portland, Me. "Your wire September 9, via Syd-! ney handed me last night per steamer Tvrian. 1 shall consider myself hon- j ored by reception from the cities! ; Portland, South Portland. Unfor tunately date still indctermined.: Will' wire you earliest practicable ' moment. E\i>ect to leave here Sat urday and arrive at Sydney Tuesday j afternoon. j (Signed) PEAR^. OLD BOAT SOLD KEYSTONE STATE WILL OPERATE IN FUTURE ON SOUTHWESTERN WATERS rs Announcement has lieen made of the sale of the old Pittsburg-Cin cinnati packet, Keystone State, to Captain J. B, Demere of Tamna, Fla. The boat has been out of com mission for a year but will now be taken to Point Pleasant where she will be fitted with a new hull and her machinery thoroughly over hauled, after which she will go to the Mississippi to operate out of St. Louis. The boat was built nineteen years ago and with the exception of the last year, plied almost regularly be tween Pittsburg and Cincinnati. STTS IN PARKERSBURG. Parkersburg, W. Va., Sept. 1*.? The Interstate Commerce Commission sits here September 28. THE POLAR RIVALS. When Cook returned from the north the circumstances of his un heralded and almost unwitnessed feat put the burden of proof upon him. He publicly recognised the fact. That burden Peary has now assum ed by his messages, "Don't let Cook worry you. Have him nailed;** and again: "He has simplr handed the public a gold brick.*' Peary must disprove Cook's claim, and soon. He '? cannot, as he seems to think, safely delay disproof until Cook has made 4 a foil statement of his journey over his signature to some geographical so<rety or other reputable body." Gen. Greely voices the general im pression that "such an indictment of a man s truthfulness" as Peary has drawn against Cook "should be ac companied by ample testimony con currently with the charge." The world has not failed to note h>w strikingly Peary's account has already borne out manv of Cook's statements. Both' men found the "open Polar Sea** long ago predict ed. Both met "leads" in the ice above the "continental shelf" about the KGth parallel. Even the temperatures reported at the Pole by the two men differ little. Cook reports?38; Peary a ] minimum of?83. Peary has declared that Cook did not reach the Pole. The whole world now looks to him to prove his state ments. A HALT CALLED ON THE WITHHOLDING OF PART OF VETERAN'S PENSION MONEY. Dayton, Ohio, Sept 15?The news that the. board of managers of the National Military Home had been notified by the secretary of the inte rior that its order withholding nil pensiop-rooney above $16 per month from veterans was probably illegal, and that the board was acting beyond its authority, was received with gen eral rejoicing at the central Branch, where several hundred soldiers would have been affected. In fact, a num ber of soldiers had already left the home, and it was understood that others were prejiaring to follow, as many receive from ?20 to $7.1 per month. SPEND MILLIONS BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD HAS PLANS FOR BIG EXPENDITURES Baltimore, Sept. 16.?The Balti more ScOhio Railroad, in completing orders for new equipment, decided upon last month, has placed contracts calling for nn expenditure of more than $3,500,000. These orders, to gether with those given our in Aug ust, will require an outlay of ap proximately $10,000,000. IS PEARY WEAKENING? Explorer Peary is quoted in a re cent dispatch as saying, '"It would i be quite'possible for Dr. Cook's party or any expedition to arrive at the Pole by any one of a hundred routes and for one to find no trace of it if our paths lay far apart.** This, he | added, must not be taken to mean ' that he concedes that his rival reached the Pole. Commander Peary has furnished no evidence that Cook did not reach the Pole, and this latest interview can hardly be reconciled to his earlier "gold brick" message, which by the way, now claims were private messages?although sent to a news paper?and not intended for publica ' tion. The admission that Cook might have reached the Pole is, to say the least, hardly-Confirmatory of his earlier emphatic assertion that die doctor did not get there. Talk sense to a young girl and nonsense to an old one if you would please them. ''vi,..:.: ?? 3&fj?m BASEBALL , ? . K . ? . POINT PtEASAMT LOSES A CLOSE GAME" TO NEW STRA1GHTSYILLL BY CLtN HATHTW*. The Point Pleasant team was de feated Sunday by Sew Stiaitsville, Ohio, bv a score of 5 to 2. Dashner's pitching was the feature of the day and with proper support he would have easily won the game. Varian played second owing to W. Burdett being injured at Gallipolis, last Sat urday. Point Pleasant will play a series of three games here during Home Coming Week. 1st inning?B. Williams out, Va rian to Ingles; Lock and Jones fan ned. No runs, no hits, no errors. Park flied to Locke; Varian hit by pitched ball; Burdett sacrificed to Ling, Varian going U third on the play; Ingles singled to left, \arian scoring; Harrison singled through short, Park running for Ingles, scor ing ; Daugherty lined to B. ^ ill? iams. 2 runs, 2 hits, no errors. 2nd?Ross fanned; Long walked ?nd took second on Ingle s error: Boss was caught off second and run iown, Varian to Burdett; McQuadr walked and took second on Ingles' error; Malloy out, Variui to Ingles. D. Williams pitching for New Straitsville. Greenlee fanned: smith grounded to Long; Dashner jut, B. Williams to Long. No runs J no hits, no errors'. 3rd inning?D. Williams fanned: Rudderford singled to left; B. Will- j iams out, Burdett to Ingles, Rudder- ( ford taking third on Burdett's failure to cover that base; Lock fanned. 1 hit, no errors. Park flied to Maloy; Varian pop ped to D. Williams; Burdett out, D. Williams to Long. No runs, no hits no errors. ?tth?Jones singled through the bo*; .Boss singled to left; JUng beat out a bunt; NlcQuadc fanned; Jones scored on a wild throw to third; Mal loy singled through the box, Ross and Long scoring: Maloy stole sec ond and scored on Daugherty s wild throw; D. Williams fanned; Rudder ford fanned. + runs, 4 hits, I error. 5th?B. Williams, Lock and Jones fanned. No runs no hits, no errors. Dashner flied to Long; Park grounded to Long; \ arian out. Lock to Long. No runs, no bits, no er rors. Oth?Long singled to left; Mc Quade got a hit on Ingles' error: Maloy hit into a double, Harrison to Varian to Ingles; D. Williams out, Burdett to Ingles. No runs, 1 hit, I error. Burdett out, B. Williams to Long :i Ingles out, Locke to Long;Harri-l son grounded to Long. No runs, no i hits, no errors. Tth inning?Rudderford fanned: B. Williams walked; Locke doubled jto right; Jones flied to Smith: H. | Williams out, Varian to Daugherty. No runs, 1 hit, no errors. Daugherty singled to left; Green lee popped to D. ^ illiams; Smith grounded to Long; Dashner fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors. 8th?Locke popped to Burdett: Jones singled to left; Ross fouled to Burdett, McQuade flied to Smith. No runs, 1 hit, 1 error. Park flied to McQuade; Varian singled to center; Burdett safe on Locke's error; Ingles flied to Mc Quade; Harrison flied to McQuade. No runs, 1 hit, 1 error. 9th?Maloy fanned; D. Williams safe on Park's error; Rudderford forced El. Williams at second : B. ? Williams safe on Ingles' error, Rud derford scoring, Park ran B. Will iams down. I run, no hits, 2 er rors. Daugherty flie<f to McQuade; Greenlee fanned; Smith safe on Lockes error; Dashner walked; Park oat, D. Williams to Long. No runs, no bits, 1 error. Wouldn't it be a humane thing to lend ? searching party after Mr. Boocevelt? THOSE SQUIRRELS Yes, we believe in protecting- the game in West Virginia bat the ( law is a little ?overdrawn. Boss Cavendish, the Fayette county ink slinger, gives us a new idea in the following picture of the game law? It is too good to be thrown aside: "The license act was intended tt protect the hunter, but instead i throws a shirt of mail over the- naif body of the squirrel, that would bJunk. the arrow of a savage, another. nt dence of the far tightedness" of oar state legislature. ''Immediately upon reaching at neighborhood frequented by squirrel hunter will reach into theside pocket of his hunting coat, draw forth hrs licenses and wave them several time* above his bead. This is intended ** a wave offering to the Nymphs..and Wood-Gods of the forest, and to disarm suspicion. After a squirrel is sighted, it will be the duty of the hunter to once again draw forth hiss license, clear up his throat by a series of well modulated hawks and proceed to read the writ, m a tone of voice , sufficiently loud to enable any squir-, rel in the vicinity not hopelessly deaf and insane to understand the purport of the reading. After the squirre lias been informed as to the age and J nationality of the hunter, the color of his eyes and general disposionv . the Nimrod will fumble through his pokets, in quest of the key to the. case containing his gun and butcher w knife. After theife operations have been performed, and the squirtel ap pears cognizant of what is* about to happen, it may be an act of the - West Virginia legislatures, ? and .V wounded fven unto death, and all the > people shall say Amen." ATTORNEY C. R. WYATT PAINFULLY INJURED. Attorney C. Russel Wya victim Saturday -eve dentin which he sustaine- . located shoulder, and', in addition, a number of painful cuts and braises Mr. Wyatt and his son had ridden to Guyandotte on three wheels. The accident occurred while they were passing Marshall college on there re turn trip. The son was riding very close to his father, and the lattery fearing an accident, cautioned him to keep farther away. While Mr Wyatt was in act of do-' live ring this admonition he ran into a low place in the pavement. H? leaning slightly and the result wal that his 'wheel skidded throwing hit* to the street with great violence* He was stunned by the fall and had to be taken up by passersby andl carried to the curb. After a shc*t time he recovered sufficiently to go to his home, where a -physician at tended liim. The shoulder dislocation was a serious one and the joint w*s gotten back in place only after con siderable diffculty. Althougt his in ! juries are painful and he is compelled 1 to wear his right arm in a sling, Mr Wyatt is looking after his buisness as usual today .-Huntington Advertiser. FAIRMONT DRY BY INJUNCTION JUDGE MASON GRANTS RESTRAINING ORDER. Fairmont, W. Va., Sept. I?.?-To night Judge John ^. Mason, of tftc circuit court, granted a temporary in junction restraining the Marion cooa? ty court from approving the bonds of the six Fairmont saloonists to wboaa license was granted last week by tbe city council, on the ground that legal notice had not been given the county court. The necessary thirty days notice, will now be given, pendioie the expiration of which Fairmont remains dry by injunctions 'Food Prices Soon to Soar?" 'say* contemporary. Pray, when haven't they been soaring? . :? ; When trouble goes to sleep : set the alarm clock.