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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASAXT. W. VA-. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1909. NO. 22 A BIG WEDDING Hi OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY TURNED OUT TO THE WEDDING. One of the most remarkable ?wed dings that ever took place in Hamp shire county was that of Mr. Edwin C. Ailes, a well know young New York banker and Miss Sallie Com well, the only daughte* of Senator and Mrs. John J. Corn-well, of Rora ney, this state. The affair took place at the home of the bride and was at tended by hundreds of admiring friends. AH of ? Hampshire Aranty turned out to do honor zo the bride, owing to her's and the popularity of her parents. Farmers drove for miles to bring presents and three drove fine young cows in to offer as their tokens of respect and best wishes. The groom is the cashier of the City Bank of Sew York and is a young millionaire who is connected with Senator Cornwell in the build ing of a railroad in that county. The bride is a most charming young lady. Mr. and Mrs. Ailes will reside in Sew York. WHICH IS IT JUDGE? The following letter, which ap jieared in last week's issue of the West Virginia Sews, raised a deli cate question in the minds of the people, with reference to the litiga tion now pending in the courts as touching the constitutionality of the two-cent rate law: _ "Tuckahoe, W. Va., Sovember, 18, 1909. Editor West Virginia Sews: "I would like that you make a request to the Lawyers of our State, through the columns of your paper, that they give an opinion in regard to the constitutionality of the two cents rate Law. There is a Judge of; the Kanawha Circuit Court, who says that the two-cent law is uncon-j stitutional. That is to say that 1 should pay the three cents per mile, j and this same Judge ride on a pass. ' "This occurred on the C. & C. on 1 or about September 6th. Judge j Burdette was fishing about 40 miles from Charleston on the Coal & Coke Railway, and had a nice string of fish. However he got on the train,; and when the captain came to call him for his fare the Judge presented a pass. "I would like to know from the ' legal lights of the State if this two-, cent law is constitutional or Judge Burdette's pass?" Respectfully, The Mayor of Tuckahoe. MARRIED. On Monday, Sovember 29, 1909,, at the home of the bride, Clarks- j burg, Md.. Mr. Vance B. Sands, of : Arizona, and Miss Delia Caton, by! Rev. Caton. Mr. Sands is a good, steady business man and holds | a good position in the west, hav ing been connected with rail-1 roads from his youth up. Miss Caton is an accomplished and loveable young woman and is well; known in this city, her father at one time being pastor of the M. E. Church, South. The happv couple visited Washington and Sew York, this week are the guests of their un cle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Whaley. The Register wishes them a long and happy life. Abraham Lincoln gets credit for saying the following: "1 am not accustomed to use the language of eulogy. I have never studied the art of paying compliment to woman; but I must say that, if all that has been said by orators and poets since the creation of the word in praise of women were applied to the women of America, it would not do them justice for their conduct during the If you have old fur bring it in; we will make yon a nice hat reasonably. Mrs. L. J. Williamson. THIEF TOOK CHICKENS BUT LOST ABi? ROLL OF CASH IN COOP. , Huntngton, W. Va., Dec. 2.? | There is * certain township oat in Gallia county, Ohio, which is chock 1 ling over the strangest chicken steal ing mixup that was ever known in that part of the country. A fanner 1 named Smith, who breeds fancy poul try, went out to feed his valuable hens the other morning and foond that they were gone, having been stolen during the ni^ht. Casting about over the ground he found a pocketbook. He examined it and found that it continued the owners. name and address and $250 in bills. I Smith put the pocketbook in his trousers and rubbed his hands com placently. He didn't even offer to pay a reward for the return of his hens. It wasn't long before the man whose name was in the wallet appeared on the scene and inquired if Smith had chickens to sell. The reply was that the chickens bad al ready been sold. Then the visitor made an excuse to get into the coop and began searching its floor. Fail ing to find anything, he went away. Smith meant to keep still but it was too much for him and he had to take a few of his neighbors into his con fidence: So far there have been no negotiations between the possessors of the hens and of the jweketbook. DAM NO. 26 NEAR BEN LOMOND IMMENSE AMOUNT OF WORK DONE I Report from those employed on 1 the construction of Dam No. 26, ' Ben Lomond, this county, show an encouraging amount of work done during the season on this important ' Government enterprise and every-1' the Chief Engineer in charge of the' thing is still going on nicely. From improvement, Gipt. F. W. Alstaet-' ter, it is learned that 852 feet of the navagable pass has been finished,and that the river wall has also been completed. Work on the land wall is now in progress. About 15,000 cubic feet of concrete constitutes the amount of this class of work so far completed. This is one of the dams and locks that the Government is building t without the intervention of contracts, ' purchasing the material and employ-11 mg the labor on its own account, and so far has proved beneficial in i I furthering the work. Another thing,!1 the continued low water during the ! past season has been a help in the! way of pushing things along. About 1 three hundred and fifty to four hun- i dred men are engaged on the work. LOCAL INDUSTRIES ARE ON THE BOOM, j Huntington people not identified with th?* shops of the C. & O. or its business generally in this citv,' are not aware of the fact that there are at present employed here by that company 1720 men, all of whom aret on the regular pay roll at this point. | The same rule applies in regard to the Ensign plant of the American Car and Foundrv Company, where 830 skilled mechanics are now turn- j ing out the work as fast as possible in an effort to fill the large contracts on' hand on contract time. In addition to the 1720 men now employed at the C. Jc O. shops are more than 200 others who are work i ing on the new additions to the shops. , These bring the pay roll at present j up to fully 2,000 men. It is said that by early spring there will be 2,000 employes on the regular pay roll. At the A. C. & F. plant, fourteen big steel cars are being turned out every day and the management fig ures that by the first of January, double the present nnmber of em-1 ployes will be put to work. Good mechanics are hired as fast as they' can be secured and when the force has been increased to 1800 or 2,000 men, the plant will be swinging along at its old-time gait and 30 cars daily will be produced. I EXPLAINS ACTIONS OF HALLEY COMET WILL SWEEP OVER PRACTICALLY HALF OF OUR SH. Providence, R. I., Dec. 4.?As tronomer Frant E. Seagrave, who computed the Ume when Halley's! comet would make a return in com paratively close proximity to the earth, told today what mankind will see when the visitor gets within the range of the human vision. The comet is within telescopic range now and drawing nearer the earth at a speed which would make toe velocity of a cannon ball seem a snail's pace. 4''The earth,"'said Mr. Seagrave, will pass through the tail of the comet on . May 19 next. At about 9:30 on the evening of May 18 the comet will be at a place in the heav ens which will make it appear from the daylight side of the planet as if just going onto the sun's disc. Then the comet will sweep in transit across the face of the sun. The transit will not be visible on this continent, how ever. This will be one of the most inter esting celestial events which astron omers ever had a chance to watch. The tail of th e comet, streaming out toward us, will be a sight to be always remembered. The tail of the comet will look to us like a superb stilting aurora. When the earth rushes through the tail of the comet the sphere we inhabit will sustain a shower of star Sust. This earth is likely to pickup 1 *ast Quantity of the comet's ma terial. But the dust will settle im perceptibly down through the atmos phere. Perhaps it may cause elec trical disturbances. NITRO-GLYCERINE EXPLOSION CAMERON, THIS STATE, SHAKEN BY EXPLOSION. Anthony Schuster, an oil well ihooter employed by the Marietta Torpedo Co., was blown to atoms at the company s magazine, located on the Clell Nichols' farm, about 7:30 last Wednesday morning. The cause >f the explosion will never be known iut it is supposed that it was caused l>y one of the cans falling from Schuster's hands. Mr. Schuster was well and favora bly known in Cameron, being a sober ind industrious young man. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, ' who is awe-stricken through the'' dreadful calamity. At about 7 :S0 o'clock the citizens of Cameron were aroused by hearing a dreadful explosion and each house holder imagined that it was in his1 own home, so terrific was the shock. Much damage was done to property throughout the town by the breaking of window glass. Large crowds of people were soon j at the scene of the explosion, which i is about a mile and a half from the ! town. The force of the explosion I was so intense that it threw frag- 1 ments of the wagon and harness over one thousand feet. Coroner McCombs rendered a ver dict of accidental death caused by j the explosion of nitro-glycerine. A smaH piece of what was suppos-: ed to be parts of the body of Schus ter were gathered together and plac ed in the casket and taken to the home of the deceasad. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Ward and the body was shipped to his former home at Marietta, O., where interment will be made.?Star-Tribune. I am in the picture business. If you want an enlarged portrait, give me your order. Work guaranteed. If I don't see you send small picture and order. I get work done at one of the best houses in America. J. M. Burdett, Agent. WHO ARE THEY? Who arc in the church thi* mom ? /? faff? Not *11 the good people arc in in it, nor all the bod ones out of it. But the ones who are in it as a rule are much better than the ones who are out. Whote conduct is the best at least for the time, the ones at church, or the ones away from it? There is no .doubt that in general the ones in church, in conduct, motive, purpose and example far surpass those away from it. Where, then, should you be? With the best, or those not the best? If you want to associate with the best, go to church. You may, and do have the right to decide for yourself as you have right to decide your own action between all matters of right and wrong, but if you want to decide it right, you will go to some place of worship on Sunday morning. It is no less for the the moral than for the physical and mental welfare j of mankind that the Sabbath Day was. ordained by the Creator as a day of rest. As a crowning work of the crea tion of the world, the Creator pro claimed the Sabbath Day. Every i one feels that the Creatordid enough in bringing him into existence to de-j serve thanks for it should at least1 show those thanks by a proper ob servance of God's Day.?Parkers- j burg Sunday Dispatch. RESURVEY FOR OHIO RIVER DAMS FINISHED CHANGES IN LOCATIONS. Reports of resurvey of 16 proposed dams in the Ohio river have been completed by a corps of Government engineers under Captain Lytic Brown, and plans and specifications for the proposed dams are now being prepar- j ed for the war department, which in . turn will submit them to the next Congress. The resurvey, which was made in the interest of the "nine-foot stage 1 from Pittsburg to Cairo" movement, i changes several locations of dams ' made by what was known as the 1 Lock wood board. ' The mean estimate for each of the I Jams is placed at an average of ' ? 1,200,000; so that there is no pro- s babilitv of rapid action in carrying > 3ut the plans. Rivermen hope tose- < cure, ultimately, the erection of the s entire 16, thus making a continuous stage of nine feet of water from Pitts- | burg to Cairo at times i The army of workers for river im- < provements which will go before Con- i [tress 1,000 strong in an effort to ? secure the improvements, will pro- ( bablv aid materially in securing I quicker action on the proposed dams.; i DAMS AND THEIR LOCATION. < The number of dams and their loca- |, tion as near as possible, are as fol-' lows: Dam No. 9, New Cumberland, W. Va.; No. 10, near Steubenville, O.: No. 12, near Martins Ferry, O.: No. 14, near Clarington, O.: No. 15, near New Martinsville, O.; No. 1C, near Long Beach P. O. W. Va.: No. IT, near Marietta, O.: No. 20, near Belleville, W. Va.: No. 22, near Ravenswood, W. Va.: No. 23, near, Apple Grove, O.: No. 24, nearSvra-1 cuse, O.: No. 25, near Addison, O.: j No. 27, near Guvandotte, W. Va.: j No. near Burlington, O.: and' No. 29, near Ashland, Kv. Gen. S. G. French, a native of New Jersey, who became a Confed-1 crate soldier, says that in the United States army during the war there were 490,000 foreigners?176,000 Germans, 144,200 Irish, 63,000 British-Americans, 45,000 English and 74,000 other foreigners. In the same army there were 276,439 from the border states and 178,975 South ern negroes. The total Federal en listment during the war was, in round numbers, 2,800,000. The to tal enlistment on the Confederate side were 635,000. Every hat in the house marked I down, Mrs. L. J. Williamson. SAWDUST FLOUR FROM WASTE OF UMBER MILLS HAS A NUMBER OF USES. Flour from sawdust is another step in the movement for the conserva tion of forest resources. The United States consul at Christiauia, Norway has sent to this government a sug gestion along this line which may be of value to American lumbermen who are wrestling with the problem of sawdust waste. The flour in question is not the kind which goes into the making of light, fluffy biscuits, and the other kind which are not light, or flaky pastry,.but it is an ingredient of dynamite, linoleum, xyolite, which for the information of the man on the street is a kind of artificial floor ing, and other things. It is not put forward as a new discover}", for it has been in use for several years in Europe, and to n small extent in this country. The wood flour is ground in a cheap mill, very similar to those which grind corn and rye. Pine and spruce sawdust is used in Europe, and aftrr passing through the stones and the bolting chest, it is sacked or baled for shipment. It is then worth $12 to $1S dollars a ton. The flour has a number of uses, one of which is in the making of dyna mite. It is the absorbent for the ni troglycerine, which is the explosive ingredient. Wood flour dynamite is inferior to that made with infusorial earth as the absorbent; but it serves many purposes, and is cheaper. But dynamite is one of the smallest pros pective uses for the product. Lino leum makers mix it with linseed oil ?nd give body to their floor coverings. It is not considered quite equal to 2round cork for this purpose, as it is less elastic; but it is cheaper and meets requirements for medium grades. - - The flour fills an important place in the manufacture of exolite, a kind jf artificial flooring, resembling wood ;n weight, and stone in other re- ? ipects. It is used for kitchen floors, md in halls, corridors, cafcs, restau rants, and public rooms. It is isu- ( jervious to water, and is practically ire-proof. It is floor material in iome of the German war vessels. It ' s so used because it is not liable to ' akc fire or splinter if struck by shells. Many additional uses for wood 1 lour will probably be found. The imount of sawdust to be had in this ?ountry is practically unlimited, and nillmen will welcome any plan that vill lessen the waste at the sawdust lump. Norway exports thousands of :ons of this sawdust flour yearly, and ihe United States take some of it. jermanv is a large manufacturer ilso, and has been for years. Eng land is an extensive buyer, and much goes to France. BEGIN WORK SOON AT STEEL PUNT. The new steel plant at Kenova is almost ready to begin operations and if everything moves smoothly, it is probable that the big concern will start up today Wednesday, that be ing the date set for the opening of the mills. A large force of men are rushing the work as fast as possible and will complete it soon after the tenth if not by that time. The enormous buildings erected for the company have changed the appearance of the community and what was, not so long ago, a happy smiling little town, promises to soon be a veritable hive of industry. Large forces of men are coming in every day, many with their families, and are ready to begin work at once. MED. Mis. Green Somerville died Satur day night at her home in the Upper Flats. The time for the funeral has not yet been determined as they are waiting for relatives to arrive from a distance. More particulars next week. WATERLOO ? Mrs. Minnie Hanson and Mrs. Iva Buxton spent Sunday with Mrs. Fannie Stover, of Leon. Samuel Riffle is preparing to move to Earlie Wofe's farm at Capehart,' and Blaine Hill will move into the 'house Mr. Riffle vacates. Millard Greenlee has built a new barn. Mrs. Ellen Boles was visiting her son, Alex, Thursday. J. E. Hanson was at home from" Charleston a few days last week. Ohlev Little, of Capehart, did some surveying for A. L. C. Dun ham, of Leon, last week. George Hill visited his mother on Ten-mile, Sunday. Miss Ethel Greenlee left for Poca Sunday where she has n school. Mrs. Perry Waugh has gone to Dayton, Ohio, where Mr. Waugh has been employed for sometime. Chap Casto is at home from Nel sonville, and will help B. P. Wil 1 iams build fence for a few days. Ftiday night Clarence and Robbie .'effers and George Knapp caught a wild cat. They were returning from a hunt when they heard their dogs barking and they thought it was a coon" but after a chase of a half mile and a hard fight they found they had killed a wild cat. It has been reported for more than a year that the screams of wild cats had been heard but the boys thought it a story to keep small boys from wanting to hunt, but they believe it the real thing now. School at Union is progressing nicely under the management of Royal Kesscl. The Socialists met at Union schooT Saturday evening and a very good time was reported: The next meeting will be Dec. 18th. Harrv Keefer, wife and children were down from Charleston a few iays last week visiting his parents, Robert Keefer and wife. Alex Boles was at Arbucklc Mon Jay.v. Eddie McKincy has moved from Sunville to one of Frank Reefer's louses and Enoch "Jeffers has moved, ?ack from North Point Pleasant. James Graham will go to Roches ter this week and Mrs. Graham and the' children will go in about two. weeks. PLINY. Protracted meeting began at Bar ton Chapel Saturday night. Misses Sophia and Ophia Long, of Mercers Bottom, spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. Frank Steele. Maywood and Buckle schools are progressing nicely under the man agement of Misses Mary Young and Maude Meadows. Harvy Young's baby is very ill with tonsilitis. T. Morford and grandson, Earl Bart ram have returned from Ohio, where they were visiting Wm. Monroe. Lewis and Jeff Steele were the guests of Albert Smith, Sunday. Misses Ada Tanner and Stella Frazier, of Frazier's Bottom, were the guests of the formers parents Saturday and Sunday. C. Goodal. of Ohio, was called here last week by the serious illness of his mother, who is no better at this writing. J. L. Steele and wife, Miss Maude Meadows, Mrs. Jennie Foggin, of this place, Thoe. Walden, wife and daughter, of Glenwood, were the guests of Cecil Meadows, wife and family, Sunday. J. A. Bechtle, of Beale, passed1 through here. Sunday enroute to. Arlre.