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VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT.
- rVSSSSIBSSaKBS^: POINT BELIEF IN FUTURE SUCCESS OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY CLOiG TO CLEVELAND. ! Utica, N. Y., October 14.?E. Prentiss Bailer, veteran editor of the Utica Observer, and close friend of Grover Cleveland, tonight prints in his newspaper the text of a letter he received from the former President a few days before Mr. Cleveland went; to Princeton, N. J., where he later! died, and which Editor Bailey be lieves is the last letter of any length I or importance that Cleveland wrote.' The former President's letter to Mr. Bailey is dated at Princeton, N. i J., March 14,1908, and its contents are particularly interesting in the. light of the controversy precipitated a year ago by the so-called Cleve land letter produced by Broughton Brandenburg, which subsequently was alleged to have been a forgery. and for selling which Brandenburg was prosecuted in New York. Pictured Geveland as Hopeless. The letter which Brandenburg gave to the public made it appear early in the last Presidential year that Mr. Cleveland, becoming hopeless of his, party, here turned the eulogist of: Taft, the then expected nominee of the Republicans. Brandenburg testified at his trial! this year that the letter was signed! by the President and given to him: about the 8th of March, 1908. The! letter, which is given below, was' written to the editor of the Observer ' six days later than that date, and it i shows that former President was still with his party, and, instead of hav- j ing Taft in mind, was contemplating' with satisfaction the possible nomi-: nation of the late John A. Johnson, of Minnesota, for the Presidency by the Democrats. (The letter in part follows: / 'I have read with a great deal of ?satisfaction your last exceedingly friendly letter. Regarding you as one of my"oId est and best personal friends, as well as one of the staunch, political com rades still remaining to wage warfare i in the Democratic cause, your solici tude concerning my health and the kind expression contained in your letter are most gratifying. Recalling Past Contests. "I often recall past political con tests and those who were prominent | as leaders in days past in winning Democratic victories. I do not know : but your thoughts are often led in: the same direction, and if they are j you must feel the same surprise that' I do in being able to recall so few who vet survive. *? It does not seem to me that the successors of these old leaders natu rally give rise to great confidence or hope. Still, I cannot rid myself of the idea that our party, which has stood so many clashes with our polit ical opponents, is not doomed at this time to sink to a condition of useless and lasting decadence. "Light is Still Brighter." "In my last letter to you 1 ex pressed myself as seeing some light ahead for Democracy. I cannot help feeling th:s time that the light is still brighter. It does seem to me that movements have been set in motion which, though not at the present time of large dimensions, promise final relief from the burden which so long has weighed us down. "I have lately conje to the con clusion that our best hope rests up on the nomination of Johnson, of Minnesota. The prospects, to mv mind, appear as bright with him as .our leader as with any other, and, whether we meet with success or not, I beiieve with such a leader we shall take a long step in the way oi of returning to our old creed and the old policies and the old plan of or ganization, which heretofore haw led us to'victory. "I received a letter a few dayi ago from Judge Donahue, of Ne* York, an old war-hone of Democra cv, now S4 years old, but still in the ! practice of his profession. Expected to See Victory. "He said to me that, though he was, by a number of years older than I, he not only hoped but ex > pected to live to see a Democratic President in the White House. "I often think that, with'my 71 years to be completed in four days now, such a hope and expectation on* my part can hardly reasonably be en tertained, but I confess that 1 am somewhat ashamed of such pessimis tic feeling when I read the cheery and confident words contained in this veteran's letter. "l do not want you to suppose that a feeling of pessimism toward political affairs is habitual with me. \ On the contrary, such a condition of j mind is quite infrequent and so tem- ; porary that it yields quickly to abet ter mood and a settled conviction , -hat our party before many years will march from the darkness to the full light of glorious achievement."^ WOMAN SUES FOR BIG-DAMAGES. Mrs. Amelia Batterson, of Mason . City, has entered suit in the common , pleas court of Lawrence county against W. A. Murdock, Jr., of Iron ton, for $10,303, damages alleged to have been caused by being thrown from her buggy by a horse which she was driving becoming frightened at an automobile driven by W- A. Mur dock, Jr. In her petition, filed by Attorneys j A. P. Miller, M. S. Bebster and Jed ; B. Bibbee, Mrs. Batterson alleges ', that on September 11 of last year] she was driving a horse along the. Chester-Rutland highway, when she was met by an automobile driven by the junior Murdock; that just after she had crossed the Jack Martin bridge her horse caught sight of the approaching machine, becoming j frightened and unmanageable; that when the machine was yet several j hundred yards away, but coming at a high rate of speed she called loud ly and waved her hands, hoping, thereby ro cause the driver of the 1 machine to stop in time to prevent accident; that instead of stopping his machine the driver continued to j approach at a high rate of speed, that the horse turned suddenly at j right angles, causing the plaintiff to be thrown violently to the gronnd; that as a result of the accident the thigh bone of the plaintiffs right leg was broken and a compound frac- j ture'resulted at or near the middle of the leg; that as a result she was confined to her bed continuously from September 11. 1908, ro Jan uary 1, 1909; that as a permanent result of these injuries she has be come a cripple for life, and that she will be compelled to use crutches for the most of her natural life; that as a result of the accident the plain tiff is damaged to the extent of $10, 000, and that during her enforced i confinement she has bees put to an expense of SS0S; wherefore she de mands judgment for the ?10,303, , with costs. j A story is told of a Fayette Coun ] ty lawyer who, retiring from active I practice of his profession, built him self a delightful residence on a com manding eminence. The house had not yet received a name, and the ; knight of Blackstone had suggested to him such poetic names as Dun I Glen, Dun Cain, Dun Nevis, Dun i Bruce, Dun Edin, etc. Meeting an old client, poor and crusty,the lawyei 1 mentioned these craggy names and ? ! asked the erstwhile client to suggest one when gleefully, and with the air of a man who had at last conqured, the poor and needy client suggested that the lawyer call the bouse * Dun Robin."' OF COPKSE NOT. v "I see where a writer says: 'Good by to the fairy tale.' " "Are ail the married men dead?' Drifting with the tide is one wa: .' to get where you don't want to go. LEVIES. | ? STATE, COUNTY AND BDNKPALHIES. r?. ? :w Forty-three cities in West Vfcgin !a have total levies, including state and municipal taxes, exceeding qoc dollar an the hundred dollars valua tion of taxable property, and Charl eston, the capital city of thestate, is thirty-second in the list, with a to tal levy for all purposes of $1.18, ac cording to a statement compiled at the state tax commissioner's office. The complied statement shows that Wheeling, the metropolis oftbe state, has a total levy of less than one dollar. The following statement shows the various levies: Ravenswood 81 70 ? Sutton : 1 69 St. Albans 1 54 ICenova. ... 1 48i Sistersville A 45 Blucfield 1 40 Princeton 1 40> Ronceverte 1 381 Hinton _ 1 37 Huntington 1 37 Guyandotte 1 351 Point Pleasant 1 33 Grafton 1 SSl Ceredo 1 SS\ Salem.... ? 1 33 Marlinton 1 32i Thomas I 32 Philippi 1 31 ? Cameron 1 31 Spencer 1 30 New Cumberland 1 28i Burns%ille X 1 27| Mannington 1 2aJ Elkins 1 25l Buckhnnnon 1 Chester 1 21 Fairmont 1 20 Parsons 1 18i Shinnston V1 18 Charleston 1 18 Davis - ? 1 ll>' Belington 1 11 i Weston 1 11 Wellsburg 1 07 i St. Marvs 1 07 i Keyser I 05i Martinsburg 1 05i Morgantown 1 04 Piedmont 1 03? Parkersburg 1 OSl Moundsville 1 00? PEARY PAID BY UNCLE SAM. It oecrurrs to some inquisitive peo ple that they might properly inquire if Commander Peary was in the pay and service of the United States Gov ernment while on his trip to the pole. If so, he is entitled to all the emolu ments from the publication of his j story, his books, lectures, etc., based i on his journey? It is said that Com-; mander Peary, while in the pay of the Government, has for the last doz-? en years done little else than exploit! i himself as a polar explorer and that on his recent trip the Government had assigned him to report tidal ob servations in the arctic regions. No one ?wishes to detract from any of the credit that belongs to Peary, and we all hope that he has discovered the pole, either at first or second finder: yet we cannot escape the conclusion i that a good deal of the courage we attribute to polar discoverers has be- ' hind it a decided hankering after . what the Good Book calls ''filthy: lucre."?Leslie Weekly. . BRAVE DOG The dog population of Huntington was decreased by one today. This decrease was due to the belief on the jjart of a bold bad canine that it was his duty to stop Chief Church from going to the east end to a fire. The ; big bay mare which pulls the chief s buggy was making a great spring up Fourth avenue when the pup in ques tion with several others made a rush at the procession. The other dogs were cautious and did not let their valor get away with their discretion but the one which passed away got in front of the horse and stoped. The horse did not stop and that was all there was to it, until the. garbage man came and took away the remains. 1?Huntington Advertiser. celebration OCTOBER 10. 1874. (PUBLISHED 1876). - Taken from "Atkinson's HUtoryof the Kauawha. Valiev," contributed by Delia A. MeCnUoch. On the 10th of October, 1874, * grand celebration of the 100th an niversary of the battle of Point Pleas ant took place. The day *?s beau tiful, the son smiled upon the vast multitude who had assembled to wit ness the anniversary celebration of the Ust battle of the frontier, and die first battle of the Revolution. Brass bands were present,-*?"1* the number the Cornstalk Band of Point Pleksant. Sweet music rolled upon the air, able orations were delivered. The people listened as though the words spoken were divine. The patriotic sons who fell upon the field of blood 100 years before were appropriately j extolled for their noble and manly| virtues. It was a grand occasion and j an effort worth v of the noble citizens j of Mason county. Jt will be remembered for many , years in the future, as having an in timate and inseparable connection with the battle itself, reviving old memories, well nigh obscured by the dust of time. A movement was then put on foot to secure a fund sufficient to raise a monument over the graves of the he roes, who fell in the battle of Point Pleasant. This was an appropriate movement, and every good citizen should be interested in its success. Rev. W. E. Hill, of Point Pleas ant, had been rectSitly appointed by Governor John Jacob, of West Vir-, ginia, to solicit the co-operation of the Legislatures of Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky in the erection of a suitable monument to commemorate the decisive battle ofPoint Pleasant, and he is now at work and hopes to succeed in the accomplishment of his 'VH ? ? - - - "? ? ? " object* The design of the monument when completed, indicates that it will be an elegant structure. There will be engraved upon its -"alls. ">e ii?mes of the heroes who fell in the battle.j There is also to be a slab in the basement,"in Memoriam of the j great atd brave Indian Chieftain,; Cornstalk, who was treacherously j and brutally murdered a few years after the battle, (Nov. 8, 177") and whose remains lie buried in the Court House yard at Point Pleasant. A GOOD MAN GONE. The announcement of the death of Rev. Father E. M. Hickey, of St. Xavier's Catholic church of Parkers- j burg, which occurred last week, fol lowing an illness of some weeks, duration, has been very regretfully , received throughout every section of the State in which lie was known, and his acquaintance and good works covered quite a large territory. Fath- | er Hickey was a priest for" 41> years. He was a classmate of Cardinal Gib- j bons ond of Bishop Kain, of St. Louis, and was held in high regard by both of these dignitaries of his church. His 49 years of priesthood were also 49 years of great good to his fellow-men of all creeds and den ominations. Of a very kindly na .ure, warm-hearted, charitable al most to a fault, he was the ready and unerring adviser, the friend in rime of need, the counsellor in bereave ment. He never let an opportunity go by to do the work of the Master ! here on earth. His passing is deep ; ly deplored by people of all creeds who enjoyed the privilege of bis ac quaintance, and his memory will be held in fond recollection for years to come because of the great good he accomplished throughout his life I time. temperance rally. There will be a temperance rally at Hooff Opera House, Thursday all day, October 21. Rev. Baker, ol Columbus, Ohio, and others, will ad dress the meeting. Gov. Glasscock promised to be present. Every" body invited. AN OLD LANDMARK WHICH HAS BEEN PONIED OUT THE 1KAVELER A TBODSAHD HIES. Anent the sensational case of Mrs. Mary Ferrell, who is being held to answer to an indictment before the grand jury at Williamson, there is one interesting feature which has thus far escaped notice, and which calls to mind the origin of the Mc Coy-Hatfield feud which resulted in the death of more than fifty men be fore it subsided. The residence which it is alleged that Mrs. Ferrell bunted is said to be the one which was occupied by Harrison Hatfield, the first man to lose h"s life in the famous vendetta. The residence occupied the high ground at .the lower end of the little town of Matewan, and was surround ed by an old apple orchard, planted by Hatfield. It will be remembered that Hatfield was shot by a member of the McCoy faction, while attend ing a law suit, as a witness, where a hog was the property at issue. He was mortally wounded, but was con veyed to his home, some two miles further up the Tug river, where he lingered for a day and a night before he died. In the meantime three of the McCoys were arrested and held in an old building on the opposite side of the river, in Kentucky, but in plain view of the Hatfield resi dence, awaiting the results of Hat field's wounds. When Hatfield died it was only a few hours until a great crowd of his friends collected and crossing the river took the McCoys from the officers and taking them a short distance up the river, opposite the uppter end of the present town of Matewan, they confined the pris oners by tying them to a dogwood bush when their bodies were all rid dled with bullets. The burning of the Ferrill resi dence is the passing of an old land mark which -has been pointed out possibly a thousand times, as the home of the original victim of the great fued which at one time almost threatened to engage two states in the civil war. HE COMMANDED THE FIRST FLEETWOOD IN 1866. Commodore Charles M. Hollo way, of Cincinnati, was a Gallipolis visitor for a couple of days. The Commo dore was at one time at the head of the famous White Collar Line of big sidewheel boats that ran from Cin cinnati to Pomerov. He is said to have been the most successful and ablest manager the line ever had. Commodore Holloway, we are told, formed the first Combine or salt trust in the palmy days of the Pomeroy Bend. The salt trust was one of the first ever formed in this country. The Commodore, who is a man well along in years, was a practical boat man, and commanded the first Fleet wood, in 1866. He is an uncle of clerks Charles Henry Holloway and James C. Holloway of the Green wood, and Capt. Peter Holloway, pilot on the Tacoma. Commodore Holloway has many warm friends along the river. He has been suc cessful in business on shore since re tiring from the river, several years jback.?Gallipolis Cor.. Waterways | Journal. The Holloways are among our most respected citizens, men and women alike, being enthusiastic in every progressive move of this hust ling * little - river city. Commodore Holloway is well known here and is j remembered not only as a courteous "land-lubber * with his "land legs"' on, but a seamon with "sea legs" on that made every one, who sailed on any of the good ships he-com manded feel as much at home as though he or shCwere in their own little "home castle. Scientists tell us we shall brush through the tip of the comet's tail nest May. Let us hope no thought less person will tie a tin can to it. MAY UTS TRIBE INCREASE The government statement that t^e Indians of the United States .have in creased numerically by the substan tial total of 40,000 in the last twent i years cannot fail to (ire pleasure'to their white brother Americans. The value of the Indian, individually, .to kind of Indian he may be.'f^heSioox or the Iroquois, having been civilized, the state depends, of course, upon them to make an admirable and high ly desirable citizen, for aborigines of these types possess courage, energy, no mean quality of mental ability and splendid physiques. The Digger jbr the Flathead on the other hand, xmld not be so warmly welcomed. But from a purely ethnological itandpoint, the increase of the red mans numbers is unequivocally a" \ consummation devoutly to be wishecL He is a distinct race having little in ' common with any of the t?ther grand divisions of humanity. Considered as ii whole, without regard to the wide tribal variations, he hns imbred in. him some qualities which would en- \ ? rich humanity could they be dissem mated. And Inst, but not least, the Indian's Iierprtuation is to be desired as the white man's late attempt to make some amends for the great wrong which he has done the red man dur ing nearly five centuries. THE COST OF LIVING. The Chicago labor unions have com plied statistics on wages and the cost >f living \Vhich are almost startling, rhey ask that their facts and figures >>e mnde a supplement to the report . which the Department of Commerce ?nd Labor is now preparing on'the occupation and risks of workingmen. These figures show that the cost of living has doubled since 1904, while wages have increased only 3 percent. The net result is a decrease of SO per . rent in wages, through the reduction in purchasing power. In other words, wages of $70 a month in 1904 were equivalent to wages of $100 a month today. No doubt the increase in the. cost of living in the preceding five years, was as great proportionately as-in the period convered in the investigations of the Chicago labor unions. Work ingmen have been compelled to pay more each year for the necessaries of life, without having more money with which to buy. Wages have stood still and the cost .of living has advanced by leaps and bounds.? Wheeling Register. Money covered Atlantic street, Norfolk, Va., one day recontly, as the leaves of the forest the ground, and newsboys, draymen, bootblacks, and street sweepers looked upon the scene as an evidence of the milleniei dawn. A bag containing 6,000 nickels was being transferred from one bank to another, and it burst in the middle orf the street, and the nickels rolled far and wide. But two policemen were on the job, and with the aid of a faithful street sweeper succeeded it making the crowd under stand that it had not rained money for the benefit of the multitude. The street sweeper swept the money into piles, and bank clerics collected . it into other bags. It is said that not a nickel was lost. WITH APOLOGIES TO SUNFLOWER PHI LOSOPHY. You don't hear much about Mon day being wash day any more, do you? What has become of the old-fash ion boot-jack that our fathers' used, and that always could be found in the chimney corner? We have looked and looked in vain lately for the candy kisses, all wrap ped in colored paper that we ate when a child. ? . Have you seen any of your neigh ? bors lately making lye in a big black | kettle in their back yard.