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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. m0, Y5js VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W VA.. WEDXESDAY. NOVEMBER 17. 1909. NO. 19 columbus mm SOON TO BE HANGED?GOVERNOR NO! LKELY TO INTERFERE. Unless Governor W. E. Glasscock interferes, Columbus Belcher, white, will swing from the scaffold of the penitentiary, Friday, November 19th for the murder of Kirk Carter, whom he shot and killed near Willi, Mingo county, nearly two years ago. With his checkered career it is not thought that Belcher will be granted another stay by the Governor or his sentence commuted to life im prisonment. He will be the first white man to be hanged since Moon ey and Friday, were swung into eter nity for the murder of an aged man near Ehn Grove, several years ago. While Governor Glasscock does not believe in capital punishment he has on several occasions stated to War den J. E. Matthews, that he would not interfere if he thought that the guilty party had been granted a fair and impartial trial and that there was not a shadow of a doubt to his guilt. Confined in a cell in "murderer's row" in the south hall of the prison, Belcher, has become very nervous curing the past two weeks and has appealed to his child and wife and friends in Mingo county to secure for him a stay of execution. While they are doing everything in their power for the condemned man little hope is given for a stay of execution. War den Matthews has received no word from Governor Glasscock in regard to what action, if any he would take. The latter part of last week Warden Matthews, stated he would start to issue the death invitations which will number about 75. These invitations are issued to the press and physici ans and a few outside people. The chamber in which the condemned prisoners are hanged is very small and only'seventy-five persons can stand in it. There is always a large de mand for tickets and already over two hundred persons have asked the Warden for them. This week the rope will be tested and the scaffold given a thorough overhauling. Belcher, will pribably swing from the same rope that Frank I Johnson, alias Walden, and Arthur Brown, were hanged on. I Belcher has twice been confined in the penitentiary at Moundsville. Af ter being pardoned by Gov. Dawson I for shooting a man after serving' about four years. Belcher returned to his home at Williamson. Within a short time after being a free man he shot down Kirk Carter, killing' him instantly. Belcher pleaded self defense, but was found guilty of murder in the first degree and sen tenced to be hanged. A motion was made by his attorneys for a new trial and the authorities fearing that the slippery Belcher would break jail had him removed to the penitentiary un til his second trial was given and he was again found guilty and sentenced to be hanged. His child and wife is making an effort to secure a stay for her crime stained husband. Isaac X. \ ates, is also confined in the south hall of the penitentiary un der sentence of death. He was found guilty of committing a criminal as sault upon his own daughter and sen tenced to be hanged. He has twice l>een granted a reprive but will hang early in December, unless Governor Glasscock interferes. Ohio authorities are waking up to the fact that it is not a gcod thing for either to educate white and negro children tocther and legislation will be sought for their segregation in children's homes. If it is bad for the orphans it is bad for other children, so why not apply the law to th< schools as well? Oi?e step won't take you very fai ?you've got to keep on walking; on< word won't tell folks what you are? you've got to keep on talking; on< inch won't make you very tallf yon've got to keep on growing; oni little "ad" won't do it all?you'vi got to keep "em going.' THANKS DUE TO THESE FOR SUCCESS j FULTRIP. j We herewith publish the list of Ji I censed officers of the boats that com posed the fleet of boats to whom the thanks of all concerned are doe for the careful and skillful handling of each individual boat. When the stage of water is considered and to think that thirteen boats are turned loose at St. Louis for a run of 1,200 miles, I and all reach destination but one (and i that one only a small motor boat), within four hours of schedule time, | without a single mishap or an officer losing his license for misconduct, it I is nothing short of marvelous. It is true the moon was with us even night and the fog shunned us, for which we owe Providence a debt of gratitude. The list follows: Oleander. Capt. Thos. B. Good, master and pilot, with Gus Hiner as partner: Ike Betts, engineer, and John Haz lett, mate. Saint Pai-l. John Killeen, master: Con McGee, mate; Lawrence McMeekinandWm. Rollins, pilot; \Vm. Lepperand Chas. Bottom, engineers. Qhncy Maurice Killeen, master. Harry Silbemagel and Elmer Ourey, pilots; Ed Sauer and George Gray, engineers. 1 Erastus Wells. Thomas Garrison, master; Tobe Roval, mate; Wm. Haponstall and Joe McCullough, pilots; Wm. Albert and Thomas Donahue, engineers. Alton. Henry Leyhe, master: George King, mate; Charlie O'Neal .-Jd George Clark (Louisville), pilots;! Fred Butliman and Joe Hill, engi neers. Grev Eagle Wm. Leyhe, master; Alex. Haley,! mate; Charles Nadaland Ed Kellogg, j pilots; Frank Miller and John Smith,' I engineers. ' G. W. Hill. Milt Harry, master; Phil Kehne, j mate; Arthur Miller and Harry Davis, j pilots; Charles Jackson and Bassj Black, engineers. Illinois. Charles Spear, master; Charles and Harry Nichols, pilots; Wm. McKinley and Harry Chandler, en ffineers. Lily. Wm. Eagan, master; Frank Mc Caffrey, mate: Campbell Hunt (pilot to Cairo). Cal. Blazier and Lute Mooar pilots to New Orleans; Sam Critchfield and Fred Fenor, engineers. 1 Mississippi. John T. Goodrich, master; James i De Graw, mate; Walter Saunders! and Fred Volte, pilots; B. Y. Rodner and J. P. Turnipseed, engineers. Cape Girari>eal\ Buck" Leyhe. master; W. Mc Clatchey, mate; George Street and James Martin, pilots; F. Meyers' and Chester Walsh, engineers. Cm- of Saltillo. Harry Crane, master: Bernad Car righer, mate; James A. Burnett and | Sthephen Greenwell, pilots: Ed Lat ham and Van Peltv, engineers. Florence ii. Phil Hacker, master?The Water ways Journal. EGGS FIFTY CENTSJUJOZEN BY CHRIST Eggs, good, fresh country eggs, will be 50 cents per dozen by Christ- ; mas, so say some of the merchants ' and fanners who know that there is ? a scarcity of eggs at present and real ize that the shortage will be more j pronounced along about the Yuletide 1 season. Out in the country districts the farmers are taxing the buvers SO cents for eggs and about the same price for butter. | The hens have been on a strike I and are not particular about getting back to work again. The fact that | Charleston and Kanawha countv is ' dry and the customary "sherry and egg" is no more, has had no effect in glutting the market. < GRUESOME SCENE ????? WHEN HYPNOTIST FAILED IN TEST. Somerville, X. J., Nov. 10.?An interesting legal question ?s a sequel j today of the autopsy performed last ? night of the body of Robert Simpson, 1 the hypnotic subject, whom Arthur Everton, a hypnotist failed to restore after placing him in a trance. The autopsy disclosed that Simp son's death was due to a rupture of the aorta. To just what measure of responsibility, if any, Everton will finally be held by the law is a ques tion which is puzzling the legal ex perts. The prosecutor of this district is credited with the intention of hold ing Everton on a technical charge of manslaughter until his case can be l?ssed upon by the grand jury next month The autopsy last night was delayed until a professional hypnotist had had an opportunity to make one last effort to restore animation in Simp-'? son's body. There was not the slight est response, and the examination fol lowing indicated to the physicians; that death had resulted immediately : after .the collapse of the subject from the rigid state in which the hypnotist1 had placed him. Arthur Everton, the hvpnotist, it was said bv the authorities here to-1 day, would be held to await the ac- i tion of the December grand jury and j in the meantime would be admitted to bail. It was said, however, that this pro cedure was incumbent upon the au- j thorities in case of any death, and it was not likely that any responsibility for Simpson's death would fall upon ? the hypnotist in view of the result of the autopsy last night. The cor oner will not hold an inquest in the case. Simpson's body, covered with a black cloth, lay in the morgue at the hospital when Davenport arrived. He came in silently and in the presence of Dr. W. H. Ong, county physician: Dr. Charles H. Halstead and Dr. Francis McConaugh, immediately be gan his attempt to revive the unfor tunate man. First he felt of the body to detect any possible heart beat; failing in this, he placed his , ear on the victim's chest. Then, in voking the power of suggestion, he sjxike in the dead man's ear. "Bob," he said, "Bob, your heart action?your heart action?your heart action is beginning. It is be ginning."' Slowly and dramatically Davenport, repeated this in the ear, then chang ing his tone of voice to an imperious command, he cried sharply: "Bob! Bob! Can't you hear me: ; Your heart is beginning to beat. Your heart is beginning to beat." Again and again he repeated this assurance to the inanimate form, while the medical men looked grimly on. Not a muscle of the body stirred and there was absolutely no sign of animation Again Davenport changed his methods. Leaning over Simpson's right ear, he spoke confidentially: "Oh, I say, Bob," he said in a quiet conversational tone: look,. your heart is beginning to beat." j He repeated this soothingly time after time, but without effect. Simp son apparently was as dead as the proverbial door nail. j While this was going on a brilliant incandescent lamp shed its blinding glow in the dead man's face, but the eyelids did not flutter, and, as the physicians contended, he was beyond aid. Disheartened, Davenport turned to go, but Dr. Long called him back. "What is your opinion?" heasked. "I did not come to form an opin ion," replied Davenport. "But we insist,'" said the doctor. 1 "Well," replied Davenport, after |a pause, "he's dead." Then he went out and the medical men began preparations for the au topsy. That eastern football player who lost part of his backbone may yet en joy a career as a congressman. MASONIC GRAND LODGE | Wheeling. W. Va., Nov. 12 The Annual session of the West Vir 1 gini? Grand- Lodge, which convened i in the Scottish Rite Cathedral on j Friday *fternoon, adjourned last J nfcht at 11 o'clock, after appointing *nd electing the officers for the en sning year. The next Grand Chapt er?which always immediately pre ceded the Grand Lodge session?and the Grand Lodge proper, will meet next year at Hinton. Officers were! elected as follows: Grand Master?Franlc Wells Clark, New Martinsville. Deputy Grand Master?Wyndham Stokes, Welch. Senior Grand Warden?J. Dunbar i ! Baines, Charleston. Junior Grand Warden?Judge C. ! ; W. Lynch, Clarksburg. Grand Treasurer?Dr. Samuel N. Myers, Martinsburg. Grand Secretary?Hiram R. How- i ard, Point Pleasant. APPOINTED OFFICERS. Grand Lecturer?John M. McCon nihay, of Charleston. Grand Chaplain?Rev. J. Howard Gibbons, Point Pleasant. Senior Grand Deacon?Thomas P. Jacobs, New Martinsville. Junior Grand Deacon?William T. Ice, Philippi. Grand Marshal?T. Wilbur Hen nen, Fairmont. Grand Persuvialit?Chas. K. Car-! rigan. Moundsville. Grand Tyler?W. J. Hamilton, Wheeling. AFTER 47 YEARS FAMODS QNGINNAU "SQUIRREL HUNT ERS" GET PAY FOR WAR SERVICE. j Cincinnati, Nov. 10.?Forty-seven years after they served as volunteer j soldiers to protect Cincinnati from a threatened raid by Confederate troops, the "Squirrel Hunters," ofCincinnati j have received their pay, namely, $13, a month's wages for a private soldier. In 1862 General Kirby Smith's raiders made a dash through Ken-' tuckv and it was feared that thev j planned an attack on Cincinnati. , Governor Tod, of Ohio, called for 00,000 volunteers to mobilize at once in Cincinnati, and men and boys, with squirrel rifles and family foiling j pieces, rushed to the city in large, numbers, to stand off the approach ot the expected foe. The Confeder-1 ates got within a few miles of Coving- 1 ton, but turned aside, giving Cincin- j nati a wide berth. ROYAL ARCH MASONS ELECT OFFICERS. | Wheeling, W. Va., Nov. 10.? Three hundred Masons attended the thirty-ninth session of the Grand j Chapter of Roval Arch Masons of West Virginia. Reports of the dif- j fcrent committees were made. At I the temple degrees were conferred upon the past ?nd high priests. Following are the officers elected for the coming year: James Luke, New Cumberland, Grand High Priest. Wyndham Stokes, Welch, Grand King. H. L. Cushua, Martinsburg,Grand i Scribe. S. N. Myers, Martinsburg, Grand : | Treasurer. D. K. Reed, Clarksburg, Grand ! Secretary. Joseph Hall, Wheeling, Grand | Lecturer. Rev. J. Howard Gibbons, Ashland. ' Kv., Grand Chaplain. F. E. Nichols, Fairmont, Grand Captain of the Host. W. T. Rittenhouse, Parkersburg, Grand Principal Sojourn. M. L. Workman, Wayne, Grand Royal Arch Captain. J. D. Barnes, Charleston, Grand Master of the Veil. B- C. Ray, Ronceverte, Grand Master of the Second Veil. W. K. Cowden, Huntington,Grand Master of First Veil. M. J. Lukens, Wheeling, Marsha] W. H. Rose, Wheeling, Tyler. "SUNDAY FISHING" .. ??? IN THIS STATE THOUSANDS OF TABLES ARE SUPPLIED WITH USB. i .... ? \ . ! Prohibition of "Sunday fishing" under the new fish and game laws, | which were enacted by the West Vii ? ginia so Ions in deference to the. dc I mand from the public for the better protection of the fish and game of the State, does not meet with the approval of every one. Thomas M. Darrih, a West Vir ginia disciple of Isaak Walton, with his hook and pen picks two sections of the game laws as doing injustice to manv fishermen. He says: "As a lifelong fisherman, who has fished in the waters of other states, as well as here at home, I wish to call the attention of our readers to two provisions of the fish and game; law?as the same was amended at the last session of the legislature? that, in my opinion, are unjust and ill advised because they work great hardship open a large majority of those who take pleasure and recrea tion in fishing. "The first of these provisions is the one which makes it absolutely unlawful to fish on Sunday. My ob jection to this provision is that prac tically it altogether denies the right of fishing to that numerous class of our citizens who are compelled to toil on all the days of the week except Sunday. These people, who support and keep alive all our great industries have only Sunday ns a day of recrea tion, and they are in the habit of then seeking rest and quiet along the banks of our rivers and creeks, where, they and their families, without an noying other people, find more in nocent enjoyment in fishing than is ]>ossible to be had in other way. All this opportunity of enjoyment is, by the new law, entirely taken away from them and they are given noth ing in place of it. "The other provision to which I object is the one prohibiting fishing, at any time, by any person unless such person has with him the writ ten permission of the land owner. I This provision in its practical work ings, results in great hardship in1 in many instances. There are many cases in which the land owner is a non-resident and is represented by a ? local agent, who will tell the fisher man that he has no objections what ever to his fishing, but will, never- ; theless, decline to take the respon sibility of giving a |>ermission in i writing. Under the old law the fish erman could fish at his own risk un- j til the owner objected, and if the | latter did object all he had to do *as to say so, and that ended the mat ter. The result of the new law is to bring about a dog in the manger j state of things. The fishing is there, but nobody can take advantage of it. | Not because the land owner objects ? but because an ill-advised law lias. deprived many people of an innoccnt enjoyment that worked so little i harm to the land owner that he nev er thought it worth while to make any objections to it. "The fish industry of the United : States is one of the largest industries in the country and should be fostered 1 and encouraged by all. "In this State thousands of tables are supplied with fish. And yet the legislature has placed hardships upon ' all those who catch them. What is! the use of the state spending money for keeping up a hatcher}', game wardens, etc., if one is not permit ted to fish without being hounded by deputy game wardens, such has been done throughout the state the past season?" | Grafton sent a delegation of fifty of its leading citizens to Baltimore to ask for a new passenger deopt and they brought back the promise of one that will cost 8250,000. Grafton is learning the lesion that it most look oat for its own interests if it would be successful. Big sale starts this week at Uhrig's. FISST avn. WAR VICTIM'S BODY TO BE MOVED. Baltimore, Nov. 10.?With cere monies befitting his memory, the body of Charles A. Taylor, of Lowell, Mass., the 6rst man killed in the civil war, will be exhumed from its resting place in the New Methodist burying ground near this city and removed to Boston nest week. The body will be delivered to the gover nor of Massachusetts, who will fol low the directions of the Massachu setts legislature as to its disposal. Taylor was a member of the Sixth Massachusetts regiment of infantry, which was attacked by a mob upon its arrival in Baltimore, at President and Pratt streets, April 19, 1861. He was shot and died in a hospital the same day. It is proposed to mtke the removal of the body to Massachusetts an important event, with a military display in keeping therewith. TWO EXTRA TRAINS ON THE CARD FOR THE OHIO RIVER DI VISION ANNOUNCED. The changes on the Ohio River Division of the B. & O., are import ant and additional interest is lent to them for the reason that on next Sunday the night train service be tween Pittsburg and Charleston will be inaugurated. The railroad is put ting on two extra trains for this ser vice, one each way, at the urgent re quest-of the State Board of Trade, which has been clamoring for this service for some time. Whether or not the experiment will prove a fi nancial success remains to be seen. That the train service will be a boon to those who have business in Char leston there is lttle doubt. Train So. 719, which now leaves Pittsburg at 9:20 will not leave un til 10:30 a. m., thus leaving Wheel ing at 12:40 p. m. and arriving at Parkersburg at 3:S5 p. m., leaving there at 3 :45 p. ra. and still making connection at Point Pleasant for Charleston via the K. & M., the change making it 25 minutes later. Train No. 705, the Parkersburg, Point Pleasant and Kenova accom modation, will leave Parkersburg at 7 :S0 a. m. instead of (1:55 a. m. These mentioned are the only changes in time of the trains on the O. R. Division. Of course by far the most important change is the inaug uration of the night train service to Charleston. The night train will car ry a twelve section drawing room and buffet sleeper which will leave Point Pleasant at 12:40 a. m., running via Huntington. The sleeper to bfrcut off there and transferred to the C. "S: O. depot, where it will be handled thence to Charleston on train No. 14 of the C. & O., leaving Hunting ton at 6:30 a. m. and arriving at Charleston at 8:40 a. m. Returning this sleeper will leave Charleston at 6Mp. m. attached to C. & O. train No. 13 and arrive at Huntington at 7:55 p. m., where the sleeper will lie at the C. & O. depot and will be open for occupancy, leaving there about 1:15 a. m., for the O. R- de pot, where it will be attached to the train for Pittsburg, leaving Hunting ton at 1:45 a. m. arriving at Point Pleasant at 2:45 a. m. The only stops by these trains aft er leaving Charleston will he Hunt ington, Point Picas and Ravenswood and Parkersburg. SPENT NO MONEY. Albany, Nov. 12.?William J, Gayuor, mayor elect of New York, today filed a statement with the sec retary of state in which he swears that he did not expend any moneys, in aid of his election. A woman went into a newspaper office and wished to advertise for her husband who had disappeared. When told that they charged two dollars an inch she went out, saying it would break her up at that rate as her hus band was over six feet long.