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VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA- WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 2. 1910. COLONEL JEROME BOWYER DEAD UNCLE OF C. C. BOWYER, DIED AT HIS HOME Hi WINFIED, SUNDAY Death claimed one of Southern West' Virginia's most prominent and well liked citizens, last Sunday morning when Col. Jerome Bowyer, answered the call of the grim reaper. In all bis dealings with his fellow man, he was high-toned and governed by the strictest sense of honor, and" gained the confidence and friendship j of all with whom he was thrown in ! contact; taking great interest and1, leadership in all enterprises tending; to the advancement and prosperity of, his community. About three years ago he was, stricken with paralysis and since then ! was unable to walk or move his lower limbs and was a great sufferer, which , suffering he bore with manly fortitude which has characterized his life. Col. Bowyer was one of the best liked men in Southern West Virgin ia, and uncle of Mr. C C. Bowyer, of this city, died at his home in Win field, Putnam county, Sunday morn ing, Jan. SOtb, at 8:4-5 o'clock after an illness of about three years of par lysis which was the cause of his death. Had Col. Bowyer lived un til the 122nd of Feb. be would have been 69 years old. The deceased was prominent in the affairs of his county as well as the state. He was a member of ex-Governor A. B. Fleming's staff. Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church, South, at 2 o'clock Tursday after noon. Interment in the Winfield cemetery. He was never married and leaves surviving him two brothers, Mr. C. L. Bowyer, of Winfield, and Mr. N. D. Bowof Lakeland, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. J. E. DudJingand Mrs. J. L. Middleton, both of Winfield. DECISION SOON TWO CENT FARE CASE IN HANDS OF SUPREME COURT. Charleston, W Va., Jan. 26.?De claring that the figures presented by the Coal and Coke Railway Company in its suit now pending in the su preme court to test the validity of; the two-cent passenger fare law were ] especially prepared for the case and do not show all the receipts which j should be credited to the passenger department, and that further the suit is in reality one against the state, Attorney General Conley this after noon closed the argument in the case. Other points in favor of the state were pointed out by the attorney general. This morning the argument for the plaintiff was closed by Attorneys Buckner Clay ane George E. Price, and they were followed by the attor ney general. The court was asked to take up the case out of its usual order, because of its importance, and a decision is expected soon. GODDARD VOLENTARIALLY RETURNS. The story sent out from Gallipolis, to the effect that Francis Goddard had broken his parol and run away, was entirely false. The facts in the case are simply this: Goddard was taken to Gallipolis by Deputy Sheriff Hughes in order that he might be in attendance at the funeral of his wife. He was told that he might stay there until the sheriff telephoned for him to return. He finished his business there and returned here last Satur day night, before he had even been sent for. Goddard has an applica tion for pardon pending, and has only a short time to serve yet, if he can arrange to pay the fine that went with his sentence. Bob Mitchell says that since the Ground Hog saw his shadow this morning he is fully convinced that we will have six weeks more of cold ?weather. "AUNT SALLY" BEARD PASSES AWAY AT HER HOME, NEAR SOUTH SIDE FRIDAY MORNING. After an illness of more than four rears, caused by paralysis, '' Aunt Sally" Beard, one of the oldest resi dents of Mason County, died at her: home near South Side last Friday rooming at four o'clock. She leaves a husband, Green Beard and one sister to mourn their loss. The deceased was 76 years and 5 : months old at the time of her death.! and had been a patient sufferer all. during her loag illness. Had been a member of the Baptist Church, for fifty-eight years, and was beloved by j all who knew her. The funeral services were said by Rev. Cadell, Sundav at 11 :00 A. M. at the Baptist Church, South Side, i and were largely attended by the I innumerable friends of the deceased. Interment was at the Beard Ceme tery, near South Side, Undertaker Harper having charge. OHIO WANTS PIERSON GOV. GLASSCOCK CONSIDERING REQUEST FOR HIS RETURN. Charleston, W. Va., Feb. I.? Go^pmor Glasscock has had a stren uous day with requisitions. This morning at 10 o'clock Prosecuting Attorney Dickey, of Gallia county, Ohio, and attorney L. C. Somerville 1 and B. H. Blagg, of Point Pleasant, arrived in the city and made argu ments before Gov. Glasscock on a1 requisition issued by Governor Har mon, of Ohio, for the extradition of! William Pierson, a Mason county, constable, who is charged with kid-' napping under the Ivws of Ohio. .. na'ineu Crouse re-1 oentlv left Point Pleasant for Galli polis and warrants were sworn out for his arrest on the charge of lar cency. Constable Pierson effected his arrest on a ferry boat in the Ohio river. Crouse made an unsuccessful j effort to escape and it is claimed by the Ohio officers was on Ohio terri tory when placed under arrest. The offense of kidnapping is a ser- : ious one under the Ohio statutes and is punishable by imprisonment in the , Ohio penitentiary. Mr. Somerville' was retained by Constable Pierson! and represented the constable before the Governor. Mr. Blagg is the prosecuting attorney of Mason coun ty.?Charleston Mail. KING LAND CASE DISMISSED BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. Washington, D. C., Jan. 31.?. The Ucited States supreme court today discussed the appeal of Henry C. King from the decision of the West Virginia supreme court of ap peals in the famous King land case,! thus virtually knocking out King's claim. Thousands of acres of land in Mc Dowell, Wyoming, Logan and Mingo ; counties are involved in the case, the land consisting of all ;>arts of the; Robert Morris grant of 1T95 from the1 state of Virginia. The suit has been i in the courts of West Virginia for nearly twenty vears^and has reached the United States supreme court three times. No further procedure can be taken : by King toward gaining the title to I a quantity of land, approximately a half million acres, affected by this i decision. CORRESPONDENTS WANTED. This paper wants good, live corres- i [mndents in all the towns in this vicinity, to write a good, newsy letter each week. We furnish self addressed, stamped envelopes, sta tionery and a copy of the paper free to all so acting. Address the Gener al Manager, of this paper, in your own hand writing. PERSONAL ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST I _ Mrs. C. E. Ray is still quite sick : of heart trouble. ' Mrs. Samantha Baum, who has : been quite ill, is improving slowly. Dr. W. P. Love, of Flat Rock, who has been seriouslv ill threaten ed with pneumonia, is still quite sick. Mr. and Mrs. C. Buxton sjicnt Sunday at their old home up the Kanawha. Mrs. Gilbert Ray burn had thej misfortune to fall on the street Sat- i urday night and sprained her arm. ? Miss Otta Kincade spent Sunday ; with friends in Huntington. Mr. Hicks, of Chesapeake, Ohio.: spent Sunday here with hi^ton, C. H. Hicks. Mr. Sandy Lock, of "St. Mary, a former well known Ohio River Railroad engineer, spent Monday. here visiting friends. Mrs. C. VV. Jamison has been one of the many sick with colds. Mrs. J. S. Spencer, was hostess to! the Bridge Club, Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Watson Kidney: were called to Pittsburg Sunday on ? account of the death of Mrs. Kid- ; ney's mother. Mr. Dawson Kincade, of Fair mont, was here the first of the week visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Kincade. Mrs. H. R. Howard has been on the sick list. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lewis were visitors in town Sunday. Rev. Z. H. Crook, ofRavenswood, conducted services in the Episcopal rebertHfeTadiy ' Capt. C. E. Morris jyd family have returned to their cottage, re cently occupied by Mr. C. K. Black wood and family, and are again pleas ant residents of the town. Mr. Maxwell Bvers, of St. Louis, arrived here Sunday to accompany; home his wife and child, who have been spending a month with Mr. John McCulloch and family. Mrs. J. \V. English has been great ly indisposed for several days. Mrs. Emmett Kcesev, of Middle port, is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. Varian. Mr. George Thayer, of the steam er Florence Marmet, was calling on friends here, Sunday. Mrs. Bailey Swisher is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Belle Rice, of Mid dleport. Mrs. Audrant, of Charleston, was here visiting her daughter, Mrs. Lcin Wright, Sunday. MARRIED. At the home of the bride's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Edwards, at Hartford City, Wednesday morn ing, January 26, 1910, occurred the marriage of Miss Alice Edwards to Mr. Will Shipley, of Mt. Washing ton, Pa., Rev. J. E. Hutchinson, of Ravenswood, officiating. The bride is a fine young lady and the groom an excellent young man whose form er home was near Point Pleasant. The couple will go to housekeeping in Pennsylvania.?Pomeroy Inde pendent. WALLACE-HOLLY. Mr. Oscar Wallace and Miss Ada Hollev were married this a. m., by Rev. Pullin, of the M. E. Church, of this place. Mr. Wallace is a resi j dent of Cabell county, and he and his bride will make their future home in that county. t\NAUCA_CmZENILL John Allen Hix, of Kanauga, is ' growing weaker and his death is ex pected at any time. Mr. Hix is a splendid man, and hundreds of warm ; friends, besides the relatives, will be ' grieved to learn that his illness is ' hopeless.? Gallipolis Journal. Mrs. Harry \ aa Meter and sister Miss Nellie Miller have gone to Medina, O., fora visit with relatives. Will E. Martin, post-office inspec tor was here last Friday on official . business. I ; Harry Porter, of Ben Lomond, ? was seen on our streets Tuesday. f Bert Shiflet came down from Par ! kersburg, Monday, on business, rc ' turning: Tuesday morning. R. A. Frame has accepted a posi- J tion in the baggage room at the B. & O. Depot. Pros ecu tihg Attorney Blagg Waa a business visitor to Charleston Mon- i day. Ira Holmes, of Charleston, visited his lather over Sunday. Miss Mabel Gibson, of Galli,x>lis, is assisting in the typographical de partment of the Register this week. Clines Ice Crcain at our Soda Fountain all the time?Bryan's. Mr. and Mrs. George Duval are visiting his parents at Galiipolis. Mr. Homer Butler, of the steamer R. P. Gilham, is here visiting his mother, this week. Mrs. R. T. Stone was the guest of Mrs. O. A. Roush several days last week. " J Mrs. R. J. Patterson and Miss Mary Knight were the guests of Mrs. J. S. Spencer last Friday. Miss Kate Stribling is visiting rela tives in Pittsburg. ? Mrs. J. M. H. Bealc returned Saturday from a visit to Huntington. viVJIlyton .$-WU v u visits (friends at Hunf'ngton, last week. Mr. Willie Shibler, of Pittsburg, was calling on friends here Monday and Tuesday. Miss Alvina Hess, is spending a few days, the guest of her brothers Frank and Carl at Huntington. B- Tippott, spent Saturday in Huntington, the guest of friends. Mr. Joe Johnson, of Scary, was a business visitor here last week. Mr. Will Bird was calling on his parents at Galiipolis l,st week. Mr. George McDermitt was visi ting his parents at West Columbia, last week. Mr. Austin Kcffer, of Raymond City, who is employed on the steam er Otto Marmet, was calling on friends here last week. Mrs. John Waters, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. J. W C. Heslop and family, returned to her home at Galiipolis, last week. DEATH OF MRS. EMILY FADEY. 1 The death angel visited the home of Bcnj. D. Fadely, of near Five Mile, Wednesday morning, January 26, and took to the spirit land his ; beloved mother, Mrs. Emily Fadely, ! to meet her husband, who preceded 1 her some years ago. Mrs. Fadely ! was the daughter of the late Benj. Day and was married to Moses Fade-; l.v 50 years ago, and to this union I were born t-n children, five boys and I five girls, all of whom survive her. j She was sick only a few davs from a complication of diseases and all that loving hands could do was in vain, j She was in her CSth year. The re- i mains were laid to rest beside her ! husband in Mountain Valley ceme-1 tery, Thursday at I o'clock. A PLEASANT SURPRISE A crowd of Martins Fern- and Bellairc friends tendered Mrs." John Adkins, of the Island, a very pleas ant surprise last evening and a most enjoyable time was had by all. Re freshments were served.?Martin's Ferry Cor. Wheeling Telegraph. B. & 0. REFUSES TO GRANT THE INCREASE IN WAGES ASKED BY TRAINMEN. Demands made by the trainmen of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad for for an increase in their wages were formally rejected by the company and an announcement made at tlie Central Building, Baltimore, Satur day afternoon to that effect. In refusing to grant the demand the road's officials say that to do so would mean an increase of at least twenty-five per cent in the operating J expenses, and that this would be im possible. The refusal was based up on the demand in its entirety as pre sented by the representatives of the trainmen, who asked that the pro position be taken under consideration and acted upon as a whole. It was said Saturday afternoon by an official of the road who had been in consultation with the trainmen that if they had consented to pre sent their grievances in detail some arrangements might have been made that would have at least met a part of the demand of the men. Even yet, be affirmed, the riwd was not indisposed to undertake negotiations with a view to compromising the differences that have arisen as a re sult of the demands made by the [employes of the road. THE SYLVESTER A. LONG LECTURE. ? Sylvester A. Long ably filled the third series of the lecture course giv en at the Opera House, Monday evening, under the auspices of the High School. A man of pleasing ad dress, and a forceful speaker, he | easily held the attention of a good sized, interested audience, while pre senting, with delightful versatility the mart? clever Ijwajw-be- bud?li Artcmus Ward?"thunk out"" con cerning the subject matter of his lect ure embraced under the three words i"L?w, Love and Habit." An attractive feature of the lect ure entertainment Monday evening was the music furnished by the High School Orchestra, which reflected ? much credit upou the performers, as_ ! well as upon the musical directress, Mrs. M. Margaret Bryan. JESSE JONES RELEASED. Jesse Jones, arrested last Satur day afternoon, charged with stealing ! meat from Barto Jones, was released, I on promise of good behavior in the I future. It appears that Jesse was ; so hungry that he just had to take j the meat?at least, that is the way he put it. THE REGISTER PUBLISHING COMPANY. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Register Publishing Company, \ held last week, the following directors i were elected for the ensuing year: L. C. Somerville, H. R. Howard, I J. S. Spencer, Griff T. Smith and W. H. Need ham. The Board organized by electing | L. C. Somerville, President; H. R. ; Howard, Vice President; Griff T. | Smith, Secretary; E. C. Winger, Treasurer: and W. H. Necdham, i General Manager. The stockholders decided to make a number of important changes in j equipment, material, etc., during the coming year, in order to tike care of! the increasing business of the com P?ny. ONLY 25 CENTS TO HUNTINGTON. The steamer Oriole will leave Point Pleasant every day except Sunday, at i I p. m. for Huntington and way ! points, arriving at Huntington at (I :SO in the evening. Fare 25c. to I Huntington or intermediate points; ' s|>ecial low freight rates, prompt at tention to business. Same rate ap plies to up stream trip, leaving Crown City at G o'clock in the morn 1 ing, arriving at Point Pleasant at j 11:00. J. H. MILLER, Mgr. ' Feb. 2-lt. FEBRUARY OFCBM BEGINS TUESDAY, GRAND AND Regular February I Court convenes nexf'' . in*. There arc i ; ated in the County , I necessarily make the the Circuit Court a most of the prison i held on misdemeanor , [ very few belong Following is a list of petit jurors drawn GRAND JC Harrison Ball, Ji William See, Jr., Alex Ridcnour, Geo: Snyre, Jeff. Eckard, Green Bumgardner, He: W. E. Ruttencutter, Jr., John C. Porter, J. Robt. Musmve. SJ&. petit jrROM^ '. JSr James Dye, J. C. Ro< Eskew, A. W. Uifflc, J. ' side, C. A. Jones, James ] Harry Day, Edward Re Hogsctt, Hart Dillard, erty, S. M. Boston, Ta John Hart, G. A. VVray, Harry Prince, der, L. W. O. Len Fadcly, John M. Gibbs, Millard Dewecs, L. ( Nat Kimberling, A. T. Pullin Hinkle, A. J. Sayre, Ed.'< LITTLE IMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR I OF FOOD SO HIGH. Washington...Jaii. 31.?" trusts, "the inrimuile' litff*--, ? tions in every town and cit; United States, that keep I of food so high," delared Wilson, of the department culture, when he was aiked^ district committee of the day to put his finger on the sponsible for the preva prices of foodstuffs. The secretary declared that] tailers in every city are i and that they take from per cent, as their profit meat comes through several^ from the farmer to them. port and Mobile, he decL the list, demanding 60 profit, while many cities 18 per cent. New York "an<J delphia merchants are satii declared, with 20 per cent.1 the merchants of the national ] take +2 per cent. Some of the statements relatir the food situation made to the mittee by Wilson today were: "We have been conducting ane haustive investigation and are i working. We have found th farmer does not get any more 1 two-vear-old steer than he i yeas ago. "I haven't the facts at hand,, we are gitliering them, and I < to show that the food products i American farmer are beinj cheaper in foreign countries 1 they are in the United Stat mean meat and bread. DEATH OF T. J. ICENHO Thomas J. Iccnhower, for y< resident of Mason City,, died ncsday, Jan. 36, at his home at 1 lock, 0.,aged over 70 ye was a member of the 5 church and of the Grand Ar the Republic. He was regime commissary sergeant of the Fo West Virginia Infantry, He is i vived by one son, one daughter i two brothers, one of whom is Jo Icenhower, president of the 1 Grove Coal Com|mnv at Mason The old proverbs clc))entl on the point of View. For irstat you can't convince a mouse thatj ' black cat brings good luck. ^