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?-_--^MiMiMjj ? ^v'. ??;.:??:,?'? -s#r- ?;?'# *??%?; ??> 'jfct' **s V , POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. ?3sa VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA- WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 13. 1909. NO. 14 Proudest Day in West Virginia The Celebration of the Battle and Unveiling of the Monument HOME COMING THE FEATURE THAT BROUGHT MANY BACK TQ JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES 25,000 PEOPLE HERE ON SATURDAY.; The biggest demonstration ever witnessed, not only in Point Pleasant, but in West Virginia, was that of Saturday, October 9th, the big day of the four days' celebration of the Battle of Point Pleasant. The most conservative estimate peaces the big crowd here Saturday at 20,000 and the most orderly, dignified crowd ever seen in the State. The big parade of Saturday was arranged according to the program announced in onr last issue?forming at 6th street on Viand, thence to 11th, thence to Main, thence to Tu Endie-Wei Park. The parade was started upon the arrival of the morn ing trains. Col. J, P, R, B, Smith, Grand Marshal of the 1874 ?nd 1001 cele-' , _ i brations, was again Grand Marshal, [poking just as voung as h? ys?d Jvj lie, *ml his aid of tfte fif*t division; \ras Nif. AhdreVv Lewis Bdggess, ? witft j. W. BoggeSS colol- bearer. In Vhat division was the Poiht Pleasant Band, the Mason Blue LdSees, the Knights Templar CommandifiWs and the Grand Lodge of A. F. ft A. M. fif West Virginia. It w? an impos ing division. The second division was in'com mand of Marshal Peter Htggins 1 Steenbergen with Leslie P. N"eale i aid, and Robert Liter color beafir. This division consisted of the child ren of the public schools of Point Pleasant, who had been so thorough ly trained and arranged by Mrs. Mary Margaret Bryan, the Director of, Music and drill work of the public schools, assisted by the Principal, Miss Bertha Steinbach, the grade teachers and art teachers, and the whole led into the march by the President of the Board of Education, Capt. W. H. Howard, and Commis sioner, Carlisle Whalev. The child ren were dressed and arranged to rep resent a long, breathing, moving flag, making one of the most inspiring scenes ever witnessed upon our streets. Next came the decorated wagon aiming the thirteen little boys who were to unveil the monument, an escort to the Goddess of Liberty, Miss Elizabeth Sehon McCoach, lit tle daughter of Mr. John M. Mc Coach and wife, of Huntington, while on the front seat, representing West Virginia to the front, sat little Charles Lewis Pomerov, named for his illus trious ancestor, and complimentary to the Col. Charles Lewis Chapter, D. A. R. The little army of thir teen boys, whose ancestors ?ere in the battle here, commanded by little Charles Cameron Lewis, son of Mr. C. C. Lewis, of this place, descending through his mother from Gen. Andrew Lewis, who command ed the battle, and his no less valliant ancestor, Col. Charles Lewis, among the slain of the army, and his con duct, although but two and a-half years of age, demonstrated the mar tial blood in his veins, and the others of the army at Point Pleasant who are perpetuated in him are Capt. John Dickinson and Major William Clendenin, with other Revolutionary ancestors?Capt. John Jordan, Lieut. Wm. P. L. Neale, Peter Steenbergei and William Steenbergen and Majoi Andrew Waggener. I ! The next little fellow was John Dickenson Lewis, son of Mr. C. C.' Lewis, Jr., of Charleston, descend-; ent from Col. Charles Lewis, and ; Capt. John Dickinson, of the battle of Point Pleasant. Chancellor Bowver, son of Frank Bowyer, of Winfield, descending from , Christian Miller, and Wm. Clenden-; in was another of the boys. Henderson Hampton Miller, son of Dr. Joseph Lyons Miller, ofThom as, descending from Lieut. John Henderson, of the battle of Point Pleasant and Surgeon Henry Hamp ton of the Revolution. Another of the thirteen who rep-! resented the original colonies wa? Lorain Pullin Sterrett, son of Charles Sterrett, of Beech Hill, and grandson of Geo. W. Pullin, of Debby, who yet resides on the site of the old fort, commanded by Capt. Leonard Cooper of the battle of Point Pleasant. - Nea'e Blackwood, son of C. K. Blackwood, though whom descends j from Thomas Hannon, who was in ? Fort Randolph. His maternal line descends from Genl. Andrew Lewis,; und William and Peter Steenbergen, ^ Capt. John Jordan, Wm. Nealc. I Major Waggener, of the Revolution, j Robert Cameron Thorn psoft-, sdii ^ of Wm. Rootes Thompson-, of HonK' ington, descends from Col. tShjUrles , Lewis, Col. John StuaH, Captain j Philip Slaughter, a?*i Capt. John Dickerson, of tlei Wttle of Point Pleasant. Herbert ?Phomas Henderson, son of JamHenderson, of Five-mile,:, is 'tHe'only living descendent bearing the "Henderson sir name, descend ing from Lieutenant John Hender- j, son, of the battle of Point Pleasant, and George Eastham of the same battle, and James Kdemston and Thomas Maupin, of the Revolution, j Wm. Hogg, son of Dean Charles |Edger Hogg, descendent of Thomas Hacket, of the battle of Point Pleas ant, and Captain Peter Hogg, civil, officer during the Revolution. John Griff Frielinhuysen Smith, son of Homer Smith, descendent from Col. Charles Lewis, Certain John Dickenson. John Roseberrv, of the battle of Point Pleasant, Peter Steenbergen, Wm. Stecnbergeu, Captain John Jordan, CoL Tavener j Bcale, Capt. Frederick Frielinhuysen the latter also a member of the Continental Congress. Perry Sim]>son-Poffenbarger, son 1 of Judge Geo. Poffenbarger, through whom he descends from Benjamin Lewis of the battle of Point Pleas ant, and James Edmiston and Ar thur Edwards, Revolutionary soldiers, and on his his maternal side from Josiah Simpson, Benjamin Nye, Benoni Gardner and Wm. Sill, of the Revolution. John Daniel Steenbergen, son of Peter Higgins Steenbergen, and on his maternal side descending not only from Mrs. John Daniel McCul loch, nee Miss Sallie Lewis, one of1 the charter members of the Woman's Monumcutal Association of 1S60, but from Col. Charles Lewis and John ! Dickenson of the battle of Point Pleasant, and Capt. John Jordan, and William and Peter Steenbesgen, 'i of the Revolution. Alfred Lewis, son of?State Histo j rian and Archivest, Virgil A. Lewis, ,: descended from Benjamin Lewis of Point Pleasant, later Lieut. Benja min Lewis of the Revolution and ? Arthur Edwards, of the Revolution, from Virginia. , Charles Lewis Pomerov, represent ? ing West Virginia, descendant from the illustrious Col. Charles Lewis, ? ? ? . ? . . ?? a -- ? ? ' the distinguished Sehon family, from Seth Pomeroy, of Massachusetts, member of the Provincial Congress, and in 1775 elected a Brigadier Gen eral The Goddess of Liberty, Elizabeth Sehoo McCoaeh, descends from Col. Charles Levis, Col. John Stewart, Capt. John Dickinson and the illus trious Sehon family. Nothing more appropriate could have occurred than that these child ren should have participated in this unveiling of the monument. Upon reaching the Park, to which was ad ded, representing the four points of the compass, Mrs. John Daniel Mc- 1 Culloch, above referred to, Mrs. Lucy ' Sehon McCoaeh, of Huntington,' Miss LHlie Lee Hogg, descending j from Thomas Hackett of this battle,' and Capt. Peter Hogg, of Virginia, ! and Miss Lena Lorena Roseberrv, descending from John Roseberry of' the battle, and Wm. Owens, Revo lution soldiers. The children above referred to were followed by the civic and town officers, THIRD DIVISION. Edward Barto Jones, Marshal of the third division, was aided by Jno. Park Austin, with Floyd Sterrett, A assistant Aid, Trix Couch, color nearer. The Uniform Rank Knights of I'vthias drilled like a regular armv, *ere imposing in their uniforms and!' "ormed onf of the best features of :he ]iarade> Mounted on horseback next came j IflVernor Wm. E. Glasscock and! itaH officers, followed in carriages by j L'nited States Senator Nathan Bay j Scott, and Congressman Hon. W. ! P. Hubbard, of the First District, Hon. James A. Hughes, from the fifth District, and state officers, i Hon. Stuart F. Reed, Hon. John Sherman Darst, Hon. M. P. Shaw lcey, and others: carriages came next in which members of the Supreme , Court, Judges Ira E. Robinson, Jus tin Williams, George Poffenbrager, were seated; next came the carriage with Mrs. Glasscock, wife of the Governor, accompanied bv the wives ?f the staff officers; next came the automobiles with Hon. Wm. Sey mour Edwards, escorting Mrs. James A. Hughes and daughter, and the wives of the Judges of the Supreme Court, Mesdames Judson Williams, Ira E. Robinson and George Poffen enbarger; carriages bearing the dis tinguished ex-Governor, Wm. Mac Corkle, ex-Secretary of State, Wm. E. Chilton, Hon. Wesley Mollahan, Hon. W. S. Laidlev, and other dis-1 tinguished invited guests followed I with citizens and visitors in carriages, t automobiles and horse-back, making an imposing parade extending for ten squares. Reaching Tu-Endie-vWei Park the unveiling exercises were in charge of the Masonic Grand Lodge of West j Virginia, after which the Masonic exercises took place and the children and ladies unvieled the monument: the children then sang "America," j in which the audience joined as the great flag was wafted to the breeze;! as it left the monument, uplifted by! the enthusiastic lads and drawn in ! place by Messrs. Peter S. Lewis, of this place, Charles Cameron Lewis.; Sr., and son, John Lewis, of Charles-' ton, descendants of Col. Charles Lewis; the last vestige of the unveil! ing being carried up by Mr. Douglas Sehon, of Huntington, and Dr. Joe ! L. Miller, of Thomas. After which ! a recess was taken until I 1:30 P. M. Judge John L. Whitten, Mayor of the town presiding. Addresses ap propriate to the occasion were deliv ered by Senator Scott, Gov. Glass cock, Congressman Hughes, ex-Gov. MacCorkle, Wm. E. Chilton, Secre tary of State Reed, Auditor Darst and Mrs. Livia Simpson Poffenbarger Auditor J. S. Durst cave the his tory of the Monument bUilding us seen from those ou the inside when as a Senator he represented this dis 1 trict. in which he related the part Mrs. Poffenbarger played and said without your Mrs. 'Livia Simpson j Poffenbarger you would have no mon ument today to nnveil. Shc Built Yon Mokuxkxt. It came as a truth that our citizens are glad to have recognized. Mrs. Poffenbarker's address was but conveying to her people another message of future progress along the: line of recognition of the Battle ofj Point Pleasant not only by the Con gress of the United States, but by the great historic societies of the country who now recognize it as the: first battle of the Revolution, andi she announced that Senator Nathan ' Bay Scottand Hon. James A. Hughes j would introduce a bill in the next Congress appropriating money with which to build a handsome base to the Monument, and that there would be organized a "Lewis Family Asso ciation of America," looking to the' building of a Lewis memorial temple : in which Mr. Chas. Cameron Lewis,1 Jr., of Charleston, will take the lead; this temple to be firc-proof, costing not less than $10,000, and to be built upon Tu-Endie-Wei Park. While Saturday's exercises were im|>osing, indeed no less interesting, j was the address of welcome delivered on Friday afternoon at Tu-Endi-Wei; Park by Mayor Wliitten or that of; Col.. W. L. Curry, Registrar of the Sons of the Revolution, or Hon. E. O. Randell, the greatest historian j of Ohio. THE BAHOUET. The banquet given Friday night j at The Spencer Assembly Hall was ' not only the most artistic ever j given in this county, but was the j means by which our people extended I their courtesies to our distinguished i guests, the only thing they could do in return for the splendid compli ment done us by the presence of the most distinguished body of people ever gathered here. We would have been lacking in chivalry and courtesy and hospitality, indeed, had our peo ple failed in making the banquet the greatest success of the occasion. ? Its value could not be measured in ! dollars and cents. It has never in our knowledge before ever fallen to j the lot of so small a town to gather I around a festal board so many celeb rities ; among those who spoke were j the Prince of West Virginia Toast- j masters,Wm. E. Chilton, of Charles ton. Congressman Wm. P. Hubbard delivered one of the most scholarly j addresses ever uttered here; Hon. 1 W. A. MacCorkle's talk on Patriot-; ism carried him to the hearts of his! hearers. Judge Ira E. Robinson made the Judiciary so interesting one forgot ] the "wee sma* hours." Mrs. Lester Riddle charmed all with a solo which was responded to by a patriotic medley, ending with "Dixie," that carried the banquet ers ofl their feet. She was accom panied by the accomplished pianist, Miss Veva Haptonstal. Hon. E. O. Randall was called uj>on and his remarks were most hu morous, entertaining and instructive, marking him the prince of after din ner talkers. Hon. Wm. Seymour Edwards, one of West Virginia's leading men of letters, spoke briefly of Colonial Literature. The toastmaster then spoke of " Her of whom we should all be so justly proud."' He said "you 1 have a woman who has done more for your city than any man you might have had in Congress or the United States Senate. She has been to you, equal to many men in your state legislature; she has been not , only a power to you in building your monument, but in building your town, upholding your social and bus iness life and purifying your" politics; she is not only one of the greatest women in your state, but one of the (tfcat women of the nation. I refer to your Mrs. Li via-Simpson Poffen bargcr, whom I now introduce.' Mrs. Poffenbarger in replying de clared that even though she were a general, that would be powerless without other pood officers and a, good army neither of which have ever been surpassed by the people of Point Pleasant. Hon Virgil A. Lewis spoke of the kinship of the battle, followed by Dr. John M. Davis of Rio Grande College, who spoke of the men of the revolution. The hour being late the delightful program was concluded by Hoir. Stuart F. Reed's eulogy on The Flag, one of the most beautiful things ever uttered. The following members of the governor's staff were in attendance. Generals Clarke Hamilton, Jr., Wheeling; GeorgeC. Baker, Morgan town, and Edward O'Toole, Gray. Colonels Charles Beall, Wellsburg: S. M. Smith, Bluefield; Enoch Carver. P. A. Simpson, Charleston; H. C. Patten, Clarksburg; A. C. Mclntyre, Vernon E.Johnson,Berkeley Springs; W. C. Lovd, H. L. Carspccken, C. N. Brisco, Morgantown; John Cummins, Wheeling; Captins James I. Pratt and John C. Bond, Charleston. THE BALL The ball of Thursday night sur- j passed even the inaugural balls in which all the people of our state have particijiated, and the Grand March was led by Mr. Griff T. Smith of this place and Mrs. James | A. Hughes, of Kuntingcon. The music furnished by our own orchestra was highly complimented and the gowns were the handsomest ever seen here. THE RECEPTION. The Reception Thursday afternoon at The Assembly Hall was attended largely by ladies, although a few gentlemen groced it by their pres ence. It was perfect in every ap pointment. The great Home Coming exerciscs were closed Sunday morning with the Memorial Address delivered at Hooff's Opera House by ex-Gov. Oeorge Wesley Atkinson, now U. S. Court of Claims Judge at Washing ton, D. C. It was as it was in tended it should be when fixed on the day of the real Anniversary of I the battle, one of the crowning features of the entire program. The song of Mrs. Lester Riddle, accompanied by Miss Haptonstall, at the Point Pleasant Banquet, was at once a feature, an inspiration and a success. She sang "Love to the Peddler" in a voice clear and full of melody, and at its close every one present wanted to be that Ped dler." The encore was hearty, unanimous and long continued, and the charming singer responded with "Hail Columbia" and "Dixie" in such inspiring tones that the already captured audience went wild with delight and enthusiasm.?Charleston i Gazette, Oct. 10. NO LICENSE AT CHARLESTON. ? The council at Charleston took a vote on granting retail liquor license last night, the vote being a tie, which is a rcfrsal to grant license. ' We understand, however, that they ; granted the breweries a license pro vided they did not sell within the corporate limits. On the grounds that they carry disease germs, Iowa male school teachers have got to remove their whiskera and mustaches. A man's got to be smooth to hold a schooljob in that state. West Virginia fox hunters aro re joicing that it is not necessary to take out a hunter's license to engage in that delightful sport.?Huntington Advertiser, LETTER FROM A. L EWIN?. i - ' 9 M * Grand Rapid?, Mich, October 8, 1908. Mrs. Delia McCulloch, Point Pleas ant, W. Va. Dear Madam:?I hope " to-morrow will be just as delightful in weather in Point Pleasant aa it is in Grand Rapids this morninK, 1 am still tied down to business and will not be able to go to Point Pleasant as I had hoped to do. Again I thank you for your kind invitation to attend the ceremonies and to be a guest at your home. Two days ago I sent a silk flag to Dr. G. K. Ewing, at Ewington, O., and requested him to float it over the grave of our Virginia ancestor, V> m. Ewing, who participated in the Point Pleasant fight 155 years ago. The flag will be lonesome on the top of a J lonely hill in the country, but pass ers by will remember that it is the emblem of political freedom, and those who know why it finds a place over that old pioneer's grave, will remember that that same freedom cost untold millions when measured in units of personal sacrifice. The flag will be in the wind to-morrow the day of the unveiling, and Sun" day the anniversary of the battle and on other potriotic occasions. I wonder if any attempt has ever been made to have the graves of the old Indian fighters located. No doubt your papers will contain full accounts of the doings, and I would appreciate a copy if you can send me one. I would also like to get a copy, of Virgil Lewis" history of the battle, but I can communi cate with him about that. Yours very truly, A. E. EWING HISTORIAN HERE Mrs. AnnieS. Green, of Culpepper, Virginia, the only person ever duly commissioned by that state as offic:al historian, was here, Saturday, to attend the celebration. She is the President of the Pocahontas Bell As sociation, the official Bell of the James Town Exposition. For many years she was the editor of the Cul pepper Index. She was the first Virginia Regent of the Daughter of the American Revolution and is a member of the Woman s National Press Association. She is known as the Grand Old Woman of Virginia. While here she was the guest of Judge Poffenbarger's family. electric light without wires. New York, Oct. 4.?The manage ment of the Electric Show, which opens its doors at Madison Square Garden October U, expects to in clude among the principal features . the wireless electric lighting device of Edward Tustin Jr., cf Bloomsburg, Pa. This is considered one of the most novel as well as valuable inventions 1 of recent years. The inventor is a mere boy, not yet out of his teens. In a letter written by his mother to General Manager Ceorge F. Parker Mrs. Tustin says that the inventor was but IS years old when the idea occured to him and 1+i when the government granted his patent. The wireless lighting apparatus is so small that when the inventor-and his parents went to Washington to demonstrate its capability before the patent attorneys it was carried with them in the car as baggage. It has repeatedly thrown a light 100 feet, but distance k said to be merely, a question of capacity of the apparatus. Persons capable of judging the merits of the boy's invention describe it as little short of marvelous. Wire less lighting has always been held to I be practicable, but so far the chief obstacle has been the cost of install ing the machinery. By the system invented by young Tustin wirless el ectric lighting is made available at r minimum cost. Budding genius is seldom, found behind a blossoming nose.