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VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA.. WEDXEsDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 1910. NO. 31 MASON COUNTY BAR MEETS-RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON DEATH OF MR. PARSONS. The attorneys of the Mason Coun ty Bar convened at the Court House on Tuesday, the 8th day of February, 1910, and Hon. Rankin Wiley an nounced the death of Hon. W. O. Parsons, a member of the bar of this county and a son of Hdn. W. A. Parsons, Judge of the Circuit Court. Upon motion of John E. Beller, Judge John W. English was chosen Chairman of the meeting ami Judge John L. Whitten, Secretary. Upon motion, the Chairman was authorized to appoint a committee of three to draft suitable resolutions up <>n the death of Mr. Parsons, and re port the same at a meeting of the Bar to be held on Monday, Feb, 7. 1910, to which time it was request ed court adjourn. Thereupon, the Chairman appoint ed on said committee, John E. Bell er, Rankin Wiley and L. C. Somer ville. Upon motion, the members -of the Bar who could do so were requested to attend the funeral. Upon motion, it was ordered that a floral tribute be sent to the widow of the deceased by the members of the Mason County Bar, and the chairman was authorized to appoint a committee to secure the same. Thereupon, the chairman appoint ed L. C. Somerville and J. S. Spen cer on said committee. Upon motion, the meeting adjour ed until Monday morning, Feb. 1+, 1910, at 10 o'clok. J. W. ENGLISH, Chairman, JOHN L. WHITTEN, Secretar;. DIVIDEND DECLARED. The Ohio Southern Gas Company, controlled by Ohio Fuel Supply in terests, has increased its quarterly dividend from 1? to 2 percent. The company which has a capital of-?650, 000 and no indebtedness, supplies natural gas to Wells ton, Jackson, Gallipolis, Middleport and Pt. Pleas ant, W. Va. KICKED BY MILL While playing with her brother in an open field close to a mule that had been turned loose to graze, little Ru by Meadows, daughter of G. A. Meadows, of Glenwood, was kickcd in the head and very seriously injur ed Saturday, and taken to Hunting ton where she now is under the care of Dr. Rowsev at the latter" s home <>n Eighth avenue. The child re mained unconscious in the field for some time after the accident until finally her little brother informed the family that she had been kicked. 1 * KANAUGA CITIZEN DEAD. James Allen Hix, a former well known citizen of Gallia countv, but recently of Kanauga, died at the lat ter place Friday at 3:30 a. m., aged seventy-two years. The funeral took place Sunday at Poplar Ridge church at one o'clock conducted by Funeral Director DeMaine. The deceased was an undertaker in Gallia countv for about twenty-five years and well known. He was a fine old gentle man and had a wide circle of friends. A FEBRUARY WEDDING. The marriage of Mis< Mary Henk. ing and Mr. Alfred Resener of Galli jiolis, Ohio, will take place February 14th, after which the young couple will reside in Huntington, where the ""irrespective groom is engaged in busi ness. Social Gallipolis has thoroughly demonstrated the immense populari ty of Miss Mary, a charming girl, and Mr. C. W. Henking's youngest daugh ter, as she has been the honor guest in an unusually large number of pre nuptial affairs. H. C. Combs, of Arbuckle was seen on our Streets Saturday. RIVER IMPROVEMENTS GUIDE WALLS TO BE CONSTRUCTED ABOVE ALL MOVABLE DAMS. The expenditure of about $50,000 will be made in river improvements in the Kanawha river by the United States government in the early spring, and bids are to W advertised for, to be opened at Wheeling on February 24th. The improvements which will t>e greatly'appreciated by river men, will consist of building guide walls above the locks at the moveable dams on the Kanawha. These guide walls are to be S00 feet long, built of heavy stone filled crib bing and faced with heavy oak wall ing which will allow steamers with large tows of barges to land above the lock and hold the tows while the barges are dropped into the lock basin. The construction of these guide walls will greatly t'aciliate the quick passage of boats through the locks. The system of locks and dams in the Kanawha river, which is admit ted to be the most perfect in Amer ica, and allows navigation at a good boating stage the year round, will be greatly improved with the addition of the guide walls at the locks and the danger of accidents practically re duced to a minimum. A PETTY SWINDLE It has just came out that Bradford Dalryemple, alias Buffalo Bill, ob tained .53.50 from Mr. Edward Wine gar, under false pretenses the later part of last month. He telephoned Mr. Winegarthat Capt. Morris had *ent him a message from Charleston to meet the boat there and .and ask ing him to secure the money from Mr. Winegar necessary to get him there. Capt. Morris did not send for him and Mr. Winegar is out $3.50. LOCAL PARTIES INTERESTED. The Kyger Fork Oil & C.as Com pany, with offices in Charleston, held a meeting of the directors Monday night and decided to sell ?8000 more | stock. The company is drilling two wells on their lease, in the Bremen field and the local parties interested are verj much elated over their prospects. One well already drilled on the next lease to them is producing 450 bar rels a day. K. P. Arlington is one of the stockholders and he informs us that about $10,000 worth of the stock is held here. GONE TO FLORIDA. Two more parties of Huntington people to join the pleasure seekers in the bind of Flowers" are Dr. and Mrs. L. \ . Guthrie, theirdaugh ten>, Kathleen and Elizabeth, and Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, and Mrs. I-rank McCuIlough, who go to Roscland, the beautiful resort espe cially arranged for West Virginians of this vicinity, and spend several weeks at their cozy bungalows, en joying the fishing, the balmy air, and all the attractions of the fascinating Southland. TheGuthries will leave Saturday, the Millers and Mrs. Mc CuIlough next week.?Herald-Dis patch, Huntington. ONLY 25CT0 HUNTINGTON STR. ORIOLE The steamer Oriole will leave Point Pleasant everyday except Sunday, at 1 p. m. for Huntington and way points, arriving at Huntington at | 6:30 in the evening. Fare 25c. to Huntington or intermediate points; special low freight rates, prompt at tention to business. Same rate ap j plies to up stream trip, leaving Crown City at 6 o'clock in the mom : ing, arriving at Point Pleasant at 111:00. J- H. MILLER, Mgr. Feb. 2-tf. Hon. Virgil A. Lewis, State His torian, was a business visitor here Monday. GRAND JURY INDICTS THIRTY-ONE -COET ADJORNED TUESDAY. The grand jury was discharged Friday, they having found the fol lowing indictments: State vs. Arthur Baker and Robert Quinn, charged with a felony. State vs. Norman Shirley, felony. State vs. 1 homas Foley, felony. State vs. Clark Jackson, felony. State vs. Joe Wright, felonv. State vs. Harold Miller, felony. State vs. Ben Xeale, felony. State vs. fCelas Dailey, felony. State vs. C. V. Crouse, felony. State vs. W ade Steinmctz, felony. State vs. Ed. RitAe, O. C. Hill and Jasper McHume, felonv. State vs. Annie Payton, misde meanor. State vs. Homer Thornton, mis. State vs. Geo. McDanieland Km ma Hcnshaw, mis. State vs. Dorsel edge and Cecil Wedge, mis. State vs. Holly Board and Laura Cyrus, mis. State vs. Alex Kelso, mis. State vs. C. M. Nutter, mis. State vs. Jake Hoover, mis. State vs. Peter Myers, mis. State vs. Harry Sharp, mis. State vs. John Sharp, mis. State vs. Frank Hale, mis. State vs. Clark Jackson, mis. State vs. John Clinger, mis. State vs. Jasper Saunders and 1 liomas Saunders, charged with a misdemeanor. 1Jlead guilty and were fined five dollars and costs. State vs. Samuel Steel, charged with a misdemeanor. Plead guilty, fined five dollars and costs. State vs. Hattie Stanley. Defend ant plead guilty to a misdemeanor, lined five dollars and costs. "State vs. John Reedy, Will Pay ton and John Angel, committed to jail by a Justice of the Peace. The matter was investigated by the grand jury, and no indictment was found against either of them. State vs. Norman Shirley, ease continued, give bond in the penalty of *>500, with L. H. Schwartz ?IS su retv. Case continued until the next ' term of the court. State vs. Wm. McCombs, charged with a misdemeanor. Defendant plead guilty to a misdemeanor, was j give a fine of .$5 and confined in jail for five days. CHANCERY business. C- C. Hog;;, who sues, etc., vs. Mary I. Gunn, et al. Demurrer of DEATH OF MINISTER REV. A. C. HALTERMAN, OF BUCKHAN NON, PASSES AWAY. Rev. A. C. Halterman, of Buck hannon, died suddenly at Volga, Bar bourcounty. As pastor of the United Brethren church at that place he was engaged in conducting a series of re vival meetings. At the home of a Mr. Smith where he was stopping,; he took a severe pain in his head on that evening, and was unable to go to church, though insisting that the family go and leave him alone. When they returned they found him still in death, seated in an arm-chair before | the fire. He became the most interesting figure in the West Virginia confer ence of his denomination, and one of the most profound thinkers along re 1 ligious and metaphysical lines in the | ministry in this state. He will be pleasantly remembered ! by his many friends in this county, where he had a charge >n the United Brethren church for many years, and who regret to learn of his sudden demise. Dr. C. 3. Waggener, of Arbuckle , was a pleasant caller at this office last Satnrday. He has been suffering with . the grip" for the past week or two, | but is some better now. While here ? he ordered Mason County's best j newspaper sent to his sons in Okla City. defendant argued by counsel and overruled by the court. Case will come up regularly at the next term of the court. D. C. Davis, who sues, etc., vs Hope Salt & Coal Co., et. al., order of re-sale of the pro|>erty set aside. Former purchaser, John \V. Schlagel is allowed to pay all deferred install ments. By agreement, of all the attorneys representing the parties, the purchaser is to pay the Special Commissioner the costs of advertis ing and the costs of re-sale, and Si 00 to the Commissioner. Commissioner is directed by the decree entered at this term of the court to pay to the purchaser the money expended by him as taxes on the proi>erty since the time of the sale, amounting to $429.25 In this case. Commission er John L. Whitten will take further evidence before making up his report. Thomas Davis vs. Effic L. Davis, decree from the bonds of matrimony eutered. Washington Yauger vs. Annie L. Musgrave, an infant, Chas. G. Mus grave, Trustee, Eva Yauger-Mus grave and Chas. G. Musgrave. Order entered appointing com missioners to divide real estate. A. L. Boggess vs. J. W. C. Hes lop, et al. Hon. John \V. English selected by agreement as special Judge to try (the case. The Town of Mason vs. J. A. Yonker et al. Decree entered set ting aside the deed from R. E. Mitchell, Clerk, to the defendant. A. N. Fry, Admr. of Sarah C. Fry, vs. Adelphia Roush et al. Answer of the infant defendant fded by B. H. Bk'gg, guardian ad litem. ? State vs. John Litchfield, misde meanor. Plead guilty: fined $25; State vs. Ben Neale, felony. Gave bond for his ap|>earance at the next term of the court, with Greelv Neale .?is his surety. State vs. Lawson Saxton, mis. Gave bond in the [lenaltv of $:>00, with G. W. Saxton as surety. Case continued. State vs. Bvrd Sayre, mis. Con tinued. State vs. John Mayes, mis. Found guilty by the court and fined $5. State vs. Robert B;ard, mis. Tried before the court in lieu of a jury, and found not guilty. State vs. Harry Sharp, mis. Tried by the court and found not guilty. HARDFATE FOR THOSE IN JAIL ON APRIL THE FIFTEENTH. This is a warning to those w ho j>er sist in landing behind the bars once in a while. It is easily voiced, it be ing necessary only to say 'whatever you do, don't be in jail on April 15." People in jail on the morning of April fifteenth will have their "usual place of abode" put down by the United States census takers as the city prison. It makes no difference what the prisoner has done, or how long he is to remain. Even if he is jailed on the fourteenth and exoner ated on the morning of the fifteenth, the government will list him as a jail bird for ten years to come, re gardless. This is the way the census super visors have interpreted a ruling of the census bureau. It's hard medi cine but it will have to be adminis tered to all the people in jail on the fifteenth of April. And as someone has already said, a word to the wise is sufficient." GONE TO MISSOURI. W. H. H. Gardner and S. W. Swisher left last Monday for south ern Missouri, to look after some tim ber interests in which they are inter ested along with other parties here. They will be gone a week or ten I | days. HONOR ROLL PUPILS NEITHER ABSENT NOR TARDY OR BEOW 75 PER CENT JANUARY. Grade 1.?Bessie Arlington, Ella; Gill, Emms Lemasters, Lenora Mor-1 row, Lorena Morrow, Iva Newell, Bernice Tippett, Howard Copen, Marvin Hughes, Vernie Miller, John ? Smith, George Wilson. Ella Howard, teaeher. Grade 1.? Gus Fry, Russell Harri- ? son, Florence Henson, Harry Ham-[ mei, George W. Kenny. Grade 2.?John Epplc, Rodv Har den, John MeDcrmitt, Warren Mill-! er, Ruth Thomas, Lona Knapp. Virginia Belian, teaeher. B Grade 3.?Frank Fry, Charles Lee, Frank Miller, Othnicl Whitten, Ruth Colville, Flora Gardner, Freda Greer, Ethel Hayman, Thelda Hen son, Velma Knupp, Katie Tharp, Virginia Whalev. Mary E. Work, teacher. A Grade 8.?Ralph Boggess, Birt hold Epple, Carl Gardner, Harold Havnes, Frank Henson, RevnaKing, Marvin McElfresh, Victor Park, San ford Rhoades, Marian Burnside, Madeline Kavser, Katie Lewis, Nora McNeill, Elizabeth Roush, Roma Thomas, Ethel Wallace, Gertie W il son. Carrie Mcintosh, teacher. Grade 4.?Hugh Burton, Pearl Folden, Eugene Friedman, Ronald Gill, Ives King, Perry PoffenUarger, Howard Wartenberg, Charles Stock hoff, Leone Hughes, Alvia Hokan son, Elizabeth Kenny. I^nora Somerville, teacher. Grade 5.?Edna Bowen, Beatrice Eckard, Virginia Taylor, Theo 1H il son, Lenora Wallace, Lyle Burdette, Homer Folden, Kirkbv Fcnton, Robert Liter, Harry MeDaniel, Stan ley Wolf. Lizzie Hogg, teacher. Grade ti.?Clarence Cheesebrcw, Leo Kincade, Leo Stortz, L'imar Whitten, Vawrcnce Wolf, Stella Arrington, Mary Bryan, Natalie Bryan, Sybil Burdette, Irma Fried man, Hazel Henson, Daisy Howard, i Anora Kenny, Marie Kuhn, Sallie Lewis, Hattie Long, Gladys Petty, Mary Wartenberg. Anna Lewis, teacher. Grades 7 and 8.?Hnrold Boggess, David Berry, Nolan Long, Nathan Poffcnbarger, Chester Roush, Mar ; jorie Doss. Eva Hughes, teacher. High School. First Year.?Vance Blagg, Alva ^ Bogffess, Inez Fish, Lorine Fried man, Lorena Gibbs, Cary Howard, Nelson Park, F.milie Steinbach. Second Year.?Lillian Asher, Don ald Beller, Emma Clark, Anna Park, | Olin Roush, Katie Wolf. Third Year.?Louis K. Friedman, j Bertha J. Steinbach, princii>al. REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL j The regular monthly meeting of the council was held Monday night, . the 7th inst. After the transaction of the usual business, the following , motions were adopted: On motion, it was ordered that i Robert Kiger be appointed a com mittee to secure a suitable building in the Third Ward in which to place a reel of hose of the fire department i of the town. On motion, it was ordered that a reduction of S.S2 be made in the bill1 of the Point Pleasant Water & Light Co., for the month of January, on i account of lights being out for one ' week during that month. DEATH OF A CHILD. Emma, the littl<f five-year-old dau-' ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Powell, died at their home in Hartford, last Saturday, after an illness of a few days with pneumonia. The funeral was held at the residence Monday. The sympathy of the entire commu nity goes out to the bereaved parents in their loss of a loving and obedient daughter. WILLIAM 0. PARSONS \ PROMINENT YOUNG ATTORNEY, SON OF JUDGE PARSONS, DIES AT CHARLESTON William O. Parsons, aged 35, son [of Judge William A. Poisons, of this place, and who was consid ered among the most talented of the state's younger attorneys, died very suddenly from heart failure at the Elk Hotel, Charleston, Monday night at 8:SO o'clock, just 10 minutes be-' fore his father and l>n>tlier-in-law, who were hurrying to his bedside, ar rived on the K. & M. train. Mr. Parsons was one of the legal representatives for the B. & O. rail road and was one of the most promi nent democrats in the Fourth Con gressional district, and during the last rauii>aign was a candidate for congress, and made a strong race against Congressman Harry Wood ward, of Spcncer. Mr. Parsons was married and is survived by his wife and two children. Mr. Parsons went to Charleston several days ago to take part in the trial of the Graham case in the su preme court of appeals, and although he was not feeling well, made an able argument in the case. Three days ago he became very ill and ?v?s taken to the Barber Sanitarium but seem ingly recovered. Judge Parsons and Mr. J. C. Waybright, had, however, i been informed by wire of young Mr. ; Parson's illness and started at once to his bedside. About 8 o'clock Monday night Mr. Parsons was in the lobby of the ho tel, and remarked to Mr. McVey 1 that he was not feeling well and be lieved he had better go to bed. ! Shortly afterward he became criti J eallv ill and a doctor was summoned but medical assistance was of no avil and he died at 8 :.S0 o'clock ; ten minutes later the K. & M. train ar rived bearing Judge Parsons and Mr. j Waybright, but they hastened to the hotel, only to find that death had | preceded them. The young attorney was widely known and had many friends, not ! only among the legal fraternity but I among all who knew him, and the news of his death caused the most deep felt regret here. The remains of Mr. Parsons were j taken to Ripley Tuesday, accompa nied by his father and brother-in-law. At the time of going to press the i funeral arrangements had not beer | made. MRS. SULLIVAN DEAD. Mrs. S. J. Sullivan, of Mason coun ; ty, who has been visiting lier son. Dr. Robert Petty, of Washington street, : died today at 10 a. m. at the home of her son, from an attack of pneumonia Mrs. Sullivan was 65 years of age, was born at Lcesburg, Va., and re moved to Mason county, She was mar ried to W. F. Petty and was the moth er cf four sons and one daughter, Dr. C. W. Petty of Hartford City' Dr. C. V. Petty of Ripley, Dr. D. W. Petty of Spencer, and Dr. Robert E. Petty of this city, and Mrs. L. M. Hogg of Clifton Forge, Her step-daughter, Mrs. J. E. McMillan, of Montgomery will arrive in the city this evening. Mrs. Sullivan was married twice. Her second husband was A. T. Sullivan, a merchant of Leon, where she has lived tor a number of years. She was a mem" berofthe Leon Baptist church and was an active member there The re mains will be taken to Letart, W. Va. Sunday and the funeral will be preach ed Monday. Interment will be at the family burying grounds. The Steele Undertaking Establishment has charge of the funeral arrangements. Charleston Mail. We understand that Mr. W. H. Vaught will proceed at once to finish off the third story of his handsome property recently purchased from Mr. H. L. Robev, installing station ary laundry tubs in the basement, and otherwise adding to the improve ment and convenience of the house, which will make it a thoroughly, up to-date home.