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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA~ WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 12. 1910. NO. 27 INJUNCTION CHARLESTON F1GHTJAS NOW GOTTEN INTO THE COURTS. Charleston, W. Va.,Jan. 6.?The "wet" faction in the Charleston city council were prevented last night from passing the liquor ordinance by the granting of an injunction by Judge S. C. Burdett, of the Circuit Court, restraining common council and each individual member from recognizing C. L. Topping as a mem ber, and Mr. Topping from serving as councilman until the question of his right to John W. Cook's seat has been legally settled. By the same injunction the com mon council is prohibited from pass ing a liquor license ordinance and the county court from granting li censes until the Cook-Topping mat ter has been settled. To add to the excitement Council man Fred Paul Grosscup presented a petition signed by one resident of councilman, W. W. Wertz's ward, declaring Wertz not to be a resident of said ward and asked that the seat be declared vacant. Wertz has been one of the "dry" leaders, and the ; move is to oust him and elect one in favor of licenses, the "wet" forces having enough votes with \\ ertz pre vented from voting, to accomplish this. Action on Welti's removal was set for January 12th. Councilmen . Stephenson and Roche had a word) combat over the latter's actions and asseitions in reference to the inves- ; tigation of the latter's change from j "dry" to "wet" side of the contro versy, but friends prevented any thing serious happening. J. W. Cook, who claims he was ousted as a member of council by a bogus telegram purporting to be his ( resignation, arrived just before coun cil voted to recess until next W ed nesday night. The "dry" forces de sired he be permitted to enlighten J council on matters involving his seat, t but this was rejected by vote to re-1 cess carrying. L ndaunted in their efforts to hear Cook s story a meet- ^ ing was held in the council chamber, and Cook was invited to speak. He j declared the telegram to be a forgery and that he would be able to prove j it. IS TAKING POISON FOR TUBERCULOSIS. Rochester, N. Y. Jan. 5.?Henry j Hoefner, retired druggist, who has l>een taking crotalin, or rattlesnake I venom for an advanced case of tuber culosis completed his one hundredth ! dose of one-fiftieth of a grain of the : venom and today went after a fresh ? supply. He was greatly improved in appearance, his cough was much lighter and he said that when he | coughed it didn't hurt him as it did s before commencing the treatment. He was also much stronger. He is i now sanguine that his cure will be I effected. After securing an additional supply j of the venom,a portion of which is to be sent to a friend who is also suffer ing from tuberculosis, Mr. Hoefner said: "I shall take doses of one twenty- j fifth of a grain from now on, and 1 shall also prepare the medicine in a different way. What 1 have been taking was absorbed in sugar of milk j and divided into powders. I find that poison is likely to deteriorate when exposed to the air, so 1 shall prepare the doses with guiacol. I j feel certain that the treatment of in- j cipient cases with crotalin will give marvelous results." FOUND DEAD Walter Mayes, aged sixteen, son of E. H. Mayes and wife, of Arbuckle district, was found dead. The young man's death was a tragic and sad one. That morning he went out to the barn to milk the cows. Not re turning as soon as expected, search was made for him, and be was found dead in the bam yard. SPENT HOUR IN CHILLY WATERS THREE YOUNG MEN BAD AWFUL EX PERIENCE NEAR GUNWOOD. Late yesterday evening three men who were walking from a skiff to ward the bank on the north side of the Ohio river at Glenwood were plunged into the stream and were compelled to battle for almost an hour with the ice and current before : thev succeeded in reaching safety. | Their position was made more peril ous by the approach of heavy ice Gorge which had broken loose and was passing Glenwood while they ? were struggling for their lives. The men were Clyde Blake, the well-known journalist, who is visi ting his parents at Crown City, and I his friends, Edward and Stanley Kennedy, aged twentv-one and eigh teen years, respectively. Mr. Blake had been in Huntington and sought ; to cross the river in order to reach home. The regular ferryman refus ed to undertake the trip, as the heavy ice gorge could plainly be seen only a mile or so above. The two Kennedy boys, however, deter mined to assist their friend and brought a skiff from the Ohio to the Virginia shore for this purpose. Blake took his seat and the oarsmen rowed for dear life for the Ohio side, realizing that it would be dangerous to be caught in advance of the heavy ice cakes floating one on top of the other toward them. A skiff harbor had been made in the shore iee but it was deemed safer j to attempt to cross the ice itself than t > attempt to reach the harbor in ad vance of the ice. Consequently the skiff was drawn toward the shore and the passengers began making their way across the ice. They hud only taken a few steps, however, when the ice gave way beneath them, plunging them into such deep water that they were compelled to swim. They turned and began fighting their way to the skiff, but each time they reached the edge of the ice and at tempted to crawl to safety the ice ! broke. They struggled on for some distance, all becoming numb with cold. Presently Edward Kennedy reached a 14-inch plank, and with this assistance was able to get his brother to the boat. Then the two bent their efforts to the rescue of the j almost unconscious Blake, who was at the time barely able to keep him self afloat. He was able to cling to the board which was extended to him, and while he held himself thus the Ken- ' nedy boys broke the ice between him and the skiff and rowed to this side. Blake revived somewhat when taken into the boat and took a hand in the struggle for life which followed. Despite the fact that the first great cakes of the ice floe were passing i them the three men rowed and push ed the boat to the harbor mouth and thence to safety. 11 was intensely j cold and their clothing froze as they worked. Almost exhausted when they reached the shore, they went at once | to a physician, who was forced to work for several hours before restor ing them to anything like norma! condition. This morning' thev had all recovered themselves and were seemingly little the worse for their experience. Mr. Blake is the man who was se verely injured a few vears ago while | stovping a runaway horse.?Hunt ington Advertiser, Jan. 5th. GHARLES HARRIS DEAD. Mr. Chas. Harris, Chairman of the! i Democratic County Executive Com-; mittec, died suddenly at Buffalo, last Thursday, from apoplexy. His remains were taken to Leon and buried last Sunday, a large crowd of friends attending the funeral. Teacher?Jimmie, correct this sen tence: 'Our teacher am in sight.' i Jimmie?'Our teacher am a sight.' DR. COOK HAS LOST MEMORY. Sew York. Jan. 5.?That Dr. Cook, the discredited explorer, is < victim of aphasia, unable to think on any subject for more than an instant, that Mrs. Cook is constantly at his bedside, that while on the way to recovery recently he suffered a se i vere relapse, and that he continually insists that Mrs. Cook shall not leave him for a moment, were the state ments made today by Mrs. Jose phine Dudley, Mrs. Cook's sister, and the one woman in New York who knows where Dr. Cook is con cealed. STATE'S POPULATION NUMBER OF RESIDENTS IS THE CAUSE OF SPECULATION. The probable population of West Virginia is the causc of considerable speculation in this state and the re sult of the canvass of the coming cen sus is veay naturally awaited with some interest here. It is believed, however, that the figures will approxi mate 1,144,000. Such an estimtae is based u]?n the rate of increase of population in the Great Mountain state in previous years. The population of West Vir ginia in the year 1880 was 618,45i and in 1900 was 958,800, and in crease of 140,343. In 1909, the estimated population was 1,141,478 or an increase of 182,1578, over the census of nine years before. Thus if figures in comparison can be counted as being able to produce anything like the correct dope, the population of this stale will be even more than j 1,144,000. West Virginia probably has advanc- j ed more in the last year than she did | in any year previous. This can be 1 proven by a review of statistics of manufacturers. Many lines of trade , have deen partially held up but busi-. ness having improved wonderfully in a*.l sections of the state, the popula tion in various manufacturing and | mining communities has likewise in creased. In the coal fields alone thousands of additional miners have, removed to West Virginia from Ohio and other states. The negro population of the state , in 1909 was more than 56,000, an in crease of more than 13,000 over the, figures of the census of nine years earlier. Thus it is expected that there will be approximately 60,000. i SHOCKING ACCIDENT GEORGE D. YOUNG, FORMERLY OF MAS ON CITY, KILLED IN A RIVER EXPLOSION. A telegram from a point on the Monongehala River above Pittsburg yesterday fornoon brought sad tidings to a number of Mason City people. It announced the accidental killing of George Young bv the explosion of a pump boat operated by him for the Peoples Coal Company. He was kil' ed instantly. Deceased was a son of' Adam Young, now in a critical con- j dition of health. He was also a son in-law of George J. Tucker ofMason City. He leaves five sisters, among whom are Mrs Roy Sherman ofMas on, Mrs. Dana Mertz of Pomerov, and Mrs. Allemang of Indiana. He also leaves a wife at Fayetteville, but no children. Emett Tucker, a brother-in-law, left at once for the scene of the ac cident and expects to return with the remains to-dav.?Pomeroy Trib une-Telegraph. MARRIED. Mr. Byron Somerville, of Pleasant Flats, and Miss Ada Clendenin, also of Pleasant Flats, were married at Clifton, Wednesday, January 5th, 1910, Rev. Will H. Gilmore officiat ing. The Register with their host of friends extend their best wishes. LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER OF HIS SWEETHEART NEAR HINTON. Moundsville, W. Va., J?n. 10?A i detail of prison guards will be sent j to the eastern portion of West Vir ginia next week to brine prisoners to the penitentiary. Among the con victs is Brit Medlin, of Hinton, who several weeks ago shot and killed Lulu Wiekline, a pretty young girl of that place, because she rejected him and kept company with his rival. When placed on trial he made a full confession of shooting the girl through the heart and expressed no regrets. He was given a life sen tence. UNGOLN COUNTY HOG NOT IN IT. McCahiland, Mason Co., Jan. 10. ; Kditor of Point Pleasant Register: 1 Your Lincoln County hog is not ; large enough to be No. 1. Alex McCausland raised, fed and killed one this year that weighed- 725 I |K>unds, another that weighed N>0, and six (8 months old) that averaged i lti each. Trulv Yours, JNO. McCAUSLASD. DIVORCE REFUSED three hundred pound man abused BY HIS 90 POUND WIFE. Parkersburg, W. Va., Jan. 10.? In the Circuit Court here today, Judge Moss refused to grant n di vorce to John W. Dawkins, from his wife, Lucy N. Dawkins. Dawkins who was formerly a B. & O. railroad officer, weighs 300 pounds, while his wife weighs 90. Dawkins charged her with cruelty, alleging that she drove him from his home and upon one occasion threw a glass of jelly and struck him on the head. DEATH OF MRS. ROSA GRAHAM. We are sorry to announce the death of Mrs. Rosa Graham, of Ar buckle district, wife of Mr. J. P.' Graham, which occurred Tuesdav! night, Jan. 4th. She leaves a bus-' band and six children, two boys and' four girls and several sisters and brothers, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. She was laid to rest in the Greenlee cemetery, Thurs day. the funeral being conducted by Rev. Riffle. She was 33 years of. age. We extend our heartfelt sym pathy to the bereaved family. ASSESSORS AT WORK STARTED TO LIST PROPERTY ON LAST MONDAY. On last Monday our County As sessor and his assistants begun the work of assesssng tne property in Mason county. When making their assessments on projwrty the assessors will, as re quired by law, collect the capitation tax of Si laid against every male of the age of twenty-one years or over, and will be more strict this year than they were in 1909. This tax must be collected by the assessor at the time he is making his rounds, j and in cuse of his failure to do so ; the bills are turned over to the sheriff, who then collects the amount with interest. The money from this source of; taxation is turned over to the general school fund of the state, which, add ed to the levy for school punxises laid by the state, although fixed by state board of public works, and af ter the expenses of the state school department is deducted, distributed around the various counties according to population. A kind old gentleman, seeing a very small boy carrying a lot of news papers under his arm, was moved to pity. "Don't all those papers make you tired my boy?" "Nope" the mite cheerfully replied. "I can't read." SENES BULLET INTO HER HEART. Sew Cumberland, W. Va.?After dressing her three children for school, cleaning her house and then attiring herself in her best clothes, Mrs. Fred Attell. aged +5, wife of a wealthy Frank ford Springs farmer, locked the door of her home and then going in to the kitchen committed suicide by shooting herself through the heart with a 88-calibre revolver. Despon dency over ill health is assigned as the cause. WEST VIRGINIA HEATS COLUMBUS. THE UITtt MOUNTAIN STATE NOW FURNISHES HEAT FOR COLUMBUS. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 6.?This af ternoon for the first time in the his tory of Columbus, residents burned natural gas from the West Virginia fields. The big eighteen inch main of the Ohio Fuel Company from Sugar Grove to the West Virginia gas fields of Calhoun county was test ed out and the gas turned in. The line has only natural pressure, the company not yet having erected pumping stations, but it is capable of supplying SO,000,000 eubic feet of gas a day. MOSES AS A JOURNALIST. Kansas City, Jan. t>.?Addressing the Ministers" Alliance of Kansas on "The Faith of a Journalist," Walter ?\Villiams, dean of the School of Jour nalism at Missouri University, spoke of the similarity of the Bible to the modern newspaper. "The best journalist with whose work 1 am acquainted," said Mr. Williams, was Moses." He was the first great editor. You plead for the | publication of only the good and the good and the beautiful in your favor ite daily news|iapcr. It was an ear lier people, not a wiser one, who cried: Prophesy unto us smooth things. "In one of the five books Moses edited the great editor gave more criminal news, and that more graphi cally, than to-day's newspapers would dare?for example, the reports of the disobedience of Adam, the drunkenness of Noah, the falsehoods of Abraham and the iniquity of the city of Sodom." EPOCH. IN HIGH PRICES MARKED BY ARRIVAL OF $9 HOG ON CHICAGO MARKET. Chicago, Jan. 10.?The $9 hog ar rived today at the Union Stock yards here and his coming marked an epoch in high prices for hogs. With the exception of a short jieriod in 1882, when swine sold at $9.35 per hundred weight, the $!' hog has not been seen here since the civil war. Continued intense cold, impending transportation, and an apparent hes itation of producers to market their hogs, are the primal causes of the abnormal advance. Aunt Dinah came home from a meeting in Paradise with one of her eves badly swolen. "What is de matter wid dat eye, Dinah?" asked Uncle Nicodemus. "Well, sah, dar waz a great big nigger 'oman shouted tonight, named Chloe, an' she come down de aisle uv de church slingin' her arms powerful keerless an' struck me right in de eye an' knocked me senseless. She nebber stopped to ax my 'pologies, but jis' kep' on shoutin'?she doan like me nohow. I'se gwine to shout myself nex' Sunday night, and I'se : gwine ter put a razzer in my bosom, j an I'se gwine to shout in de direction uv dat nigger." Let us all remember as we pass through this vale of tears that if we don" lake care of ourselves, nobody | else in this world will take care of us STATE RECEIVES ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND TERMS OF COMPROMISE WITH CAMDEN ESTATE CASHED OUT. Parkersburg, W. Va.r Jan. 10.? In compliance with the terms of the compromise reported Friday between representatives of the state of West Virginia and the estate of forffler United States Senator Johnson N. Camden, with reference to the suit of the state against the Camden cs-1 tate for one million seven hundred thousand dollars, the official repres entative of the Camden estate this evening made out a check for one hundred thousand dollars payable to State Tax Commissioner Townsend, and sent the same to him. This is a settlement in full of the claims of the state and the suit against the Camden estate now pending in the Circuit Court here will be dismissed. WEST Y1RFIN1A APPOINTMENTS ARE CONFIRMED. Washington, D. C., Jan. 5.?After the Senate had been called to order this afternoon by Vice-President Sherman, President Taft sent the nominations of three federal officials from West Virginia to the Senate. The first sent was that of Frank Tvree, of Huntington, for United States Marshal for the Southern dis trict of the State; James E. Doyle, of MeMechen, for United States Mar shal of the Northern district and H. Rov Waugh of Buckhannon for United States district attorney. The nomi nations had the endorsement of both senators of West Virginia and the Senate confirmed the appointments before they adjourned for the day. "AMENS" TOO LOUD. AND MINISTER CAUSES ARREST OF EN THUSIASTIC FARMER. Fairmont, W. Va.t Jan. 8.?Be cause, it is alleged, he worked him self into a frenzy and that his fer vent cries of "amen" delivered often and at unreasonable times, came near breaking up several sessions of a revival meeting of the Methodist Episcopal church of Helena Run, this county, E. M. Snyder a promi nent farmer was arrested and held to the grand jury on a charge of dis turbing religious worship tonight. Rev. G. L. Ingram, who gave the information to the Justice of the Peace, claims that his voice was drowned in the fervent ejaculations of Snyder who is a devout church goer. When Mark Twain lived in Buffalo he made the acquaintance of some" neighbors under peculiar circum-. stances. Emerging from his house one morning, he saw something which made him run across the street and remark to the people who were gathered on the varanda: My name is Clemefts. My wife and I have been intending to call on you and make your acquaintance. We owe you an apology for not doing it before now. I beg your pardon for intruding on you in this informal manner and at this time of day, but your house is on fire!"' MURDER OVER FORTY CENTS. Charleston, W. Va., Jau. 7?A report received here today from Page, Fayette conntv, states that during a quarrel over forty cents alleged to be due on a board bill, George G. Raines, of Jackson county, used ab usive language to Mrs. Minnie Shaw key, keeper of a boarding house. Mrs. Shawkey procured a revolver and shot Raines, killing hia almost instantly. The woman was arrested and held under bond of $10,000. The store that has the goods at the right prices. Filson Bros.