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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 16. 1910. NO. 32 COURT CONVENES MONDAY, AFTER AN ADJOURNMENT, CAUSED BY DEATH OF V. 0. PARSONS. State vs. Brook Mayes, mis., plea ?f guilt}-, fined -?5 and costs. State vs. Samuel McKiney, felony. Felony charge waved, plead guilty to misdemeanor; given a jail sentence of 60 davs. State vs. Boyd Stanley and Mell Casto, mis. Tried before a jury and found not guilty. State vs. John Cheesebrew, mis demeanor, jury disagreed after being out 5 hours, and were discharged from the case. State vs. Armstrong, felony. Case set for Friday of this week. State vs. C. >1. Winebreuner, et als, misdemeanor. Tried before a jury and found guilty. State vs. Joe \\ right, burglary. Plead guilty, court fixed the penalty at five years in the penitentiary. State vs. John Sayre, et al., mis demeanor. Tried before a jury and found guilty. State vs. Wirt Greer, selling to a minor. Tried before a jury of seven and found not guilty. State vs. John G. Stortz selling to a minor. Tried before a jury, found not guilty. State vs. David Price indicted for selling to a minor. Tried before a jury and found not guilty. HOWARDJJTTLE THE SEXTUPLE MURDER HANGED AT RICHMOND FRIDAY. Richmond, Va., Feb. 11.?Howard Little, who murdered Mrs. Betsy Jus tis, her son-in-law, George Meadows, and his wife and three children in their home near Hurley, Buchannan county, last September, was put to death by electrocution in the peniten tiary here at dawn today, without un usual incident. Last night Little confessed to his spiritual adviser that he had com mitted other crimes, but denied this one. It was proven at the trial that Little knocked the women and chil dren in the head with an axe and shot Meadows. He burned the house, but the fire was not sufficient to des troy evidences of the crime and Little was arrested a few days later. The authorities had great difficulty in pre venting a lynching at the hands of angry mountaineers. Little, a hand some fellow of good address, was shown to have planned to leave his wife and children and go West, with a woman with whom he was infac tuated, and it is supposed he mur dered Meadows to get $1,500, which Meadows was known to have had in the house. Little confessed last night to the Rev. J. R. Johnson, pastor of Ven able Street Baptist church, that he killed George McKinnev in Eastern Kentucky several years ago and to several other crimes for which he had not been tried, the nature of which Mr. Johnson would not dis close. Little was sent to the Ken tucky penitentiary for life for the McKinney murder, but was pardoned after a brief imprisonment. NEW LODGE INSTALLED. Twenty-three members uf Catalpa Camp, No. 5S03, Modern Woodmen of America, went to Buffalo last Sat urday night and installed a new lodge at that place. The camp there starts off with a charter membership of twenty-nine, nine of which took the work. A nice banquet was served after the initiations were over and the purtv from here report a splendid time The new camp starts off with a good showing and will, no doubt, double its membership within the year. Mrs. A. K. Fenton has been quite sick for about ten days, but is now better. CIVIL SERVICE. EXAMINATION FOR CENSUS ENUMERA TORS WAS HELD LAST SATURDAY. Quite it few applicants for tbe po sition of census enumerators, took the examination here last Saturday. The examination was* held by post master, John F. Lewis and was un der the direction of the Department of Commerce and Labor. The pa pers of each applicant were forward ed to Washington where they will be i graded. A list of the successful ap applicants will be published in this paper as soon as given out bv tbe government. The following is a list J of those taking the examination: PERSONS EXAMINED. M.G. Burdett, Leon. R. H. Burnside, Point Pleasant. Millard Clagg, Glen wood. H. D. Chapman, Hartford. ^ ? R- Dabnev, Mercer's Bottom. J. F. Edwards, Clifton. -H. M. Hart, New Haven. W. C. Holland, Clifton. Josephine Howard, Point Pleasant. R. J. Hill, Henderson. J. F. M. Hill, North Point Pleas ant. Jas. H. Jenkins, Glenwood. \ ernon J ones, Cottageville. Chas. F. Lee, Henderson. O. H. Little, Nat. F. A. Morrison, Point Pleasant Route No. 2. C. J. Pullins, Cottageville. John W. Rice, Point Pleasant. Geo. W. Riffle, Point Pleasant. S. W. Stephenson, Point Pleasant. B. S. Smith, Point Pleasant. A. D. Wilcoxen, Greer. W. T. Woolev, Hartford. ALBERT ROUSH DIES AT 82. Albert Roush, an aged citizen of White Church died on the morning of the 9th at 5 ::>0 o'clock, from old age. He was 82 yrs., (inios. and IS days old. He had lived practically all his life on the home farm, now tenanted by his son Marion. Mr. Roush was one of those citizens of whom we have far too few, whose daily life squared with his profession. He was an officer in the church for many years, having been a member of the church for CI years. Not on ly did he serve his church well, but, b.* it said to his credit, as a jwirent, all his children became members of the church. Eight children survive, and three are dead. The funeral took place Thursday morning from White Church which was filled with sorrowing friends. His pastor, Rev. H. E. Zimmer man, preached from the text, Job , 5:2t>. CALLED BY DEATH. K. Schneider, father of Peter Schneider, our baker, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Heiner, in Huntirgton, this day a week ago at the advanced age of | eighty years. The immediate cause j of his death was pneumonia from 1 which he had only suffered a short time. Deceased was a resident of Huntington, having worked at the tailoring trade there for more than fourteen years. His wife has been : dead for ten years and nine children i survive him. The funeral was held | last Thursday afternoon and inter ment followed at Spring Hill ceme tery. MRS. LUTHER LEASE DEAD. Vernie Lease, wife of Luther Lease, of Glenwood, died at that place, Saturday noon. The deceased was a daughter of Mrs. Joe Lovett, and was 26 years, 2 months and 10 days old at the time of her death. She leaves beside her husband, one son seven years old, father, mother, three brothers and four sisters to moum their loss. The funeral ser vices were held at the home last Monday by Rev. Herald, and inter ment followed Tuesday at Mound Hill cemctery, Gallipolis. SOFT. OF SCHOOLS. ISSUES BULLETIN REGARDING COMMON SCHOOL DIPLOMAS. A Circular has been issued from 1h ? department of free schools in regard to the issuance of common school di plomas, for the information of the county and district superintendents throughout the state and F. M. Lon Panecker, superviser of examinations, is mailng copies of the bulletin to the different counties in the state. The bulletin states that, in accord ance with Section 79 of the school law which provides that the state super intendent provide for the examina tion and graduation of pupils who sat isfactorily complete the graded course of study, and issue diplomas to suih student, rules and regulations have been established as follows; I. Two kinds of diplomas will be granted viz. the elementary and the graded school. The elementary school diploma will bejjranted to pupils pass ing on the following subjects: ortho graphy, physiology, grammerand lan guage, L". s. history, state history, reading and literature, civil govern ment, geography, agriculture, arith metic and pennmanship. The graded school diploma will be granted to those passing on the above subjects and ger, eral history and book-keeping. II. I niform questions for the entire state will be prepared and sent to the county superintendents, who will plan the details for the examinations. III. Three examinations will be held the present year (1910) on the following dates: March 3-4, April 7-8, May5-6. 1\. In order to secure a diploma pupils must make a general average ?f 75 percent with no grade below 00 per cent. \. If pupils have made a passing grade on certain subjects at a previ ous regular examination, and if the grades have been recorded and ap proved by the county superintendent, these grades will be counted without futher examination. VI. The county superintendent will have charge of these examinations and teachers who have pupils interest ed should notify him at once and ask for information. FUNERAL OF HON.ff. 0. PARSONS. The funeral of Hon. W. O. Par sons was conducted at the Ripley, M. E. Church, South on Thursday and the citizens of his home town paid tribute to the worth of the de ceased. Many were present from a distance and the church where the services were held was crowded and many were unable to gain admission. The floral tributes were beautiful in deed, one, a great urn, from the bar and court officials of Gibell county being especially handsome. The re mains were laid to rest in the ceme tery adjoining the church. Mr. Parsons left an estate estimat ed to be worth about forty thousand dollars, of which ten thousand dol lars is in life insurance jx>licies in leading companies. DEATH OF A SMALL CHILD. Harold Snyder, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray V. Snvder, died yesterday of pneumonia, at their home in North Point Pleasant. Mr. Snyder is the operator at the K. & M. depot and recently moved here from Charleston. The body was ship ped to Mountville, O., where the fu neral will be held Thursday. WILL ORGANIZE A STOCK COMPANY. An effort is being made to organ ize a stock company to promote base ball here this season. It is the in tention of those interested to fence the park and put in a good team, t Several have signified their willing ness to subscribe for one or more shares of the stock and it is to be hoped that the venture will termin ! ate successfully as this is one of the j best ball towns along the river, as I proven by last season. SAID TO HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY THE HAWIEY INTERESTS New York, February 14,- It was S'ated to-day that Edwin Hawlcy has practically completed negotiation for taking over the Hocking Valley and adding this importment Ohio coal carrying road to his system, which be gins with the Chesa|>cake and Ohio in the East and includes the Alton, Clover Leaf and the Missouri, Kansas and Texas in the West. 1 he Hocking \ alley, on February 25, 1899, succeeded the Columbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo against which foreclosure proceedings had been brought. The road's main line is from Rockwell to Columbus, 1.20 miles Columbus to Athens, 70 miles, and Logan to Pomeroy, S3 miles, with trackage and brandies totaling S50 miles, and operated separately since July las.. The traffic is mostly freight and of this more than two thirds is bituminous coal. As the connecting link between the Chesapeake and Ohio and the Hock, ing \ alley the Kanawha and Michi gan will play an importment part. W ith the Kanawha and Michigan and the Hocking \ alley, as links to the system, and the prosit that New man Krib will shortly turn over to Mr. Hawlev the securities of the Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville, which he has been gathering in the Hawlev system will have abundant outlet westward from the terminus of the Chesapeake and Ohio. Eventually it is believed to be Mr. Hawlev's pur pose to combine all his railroad pro perties into one company, but wheth er the combination will tike the form of a holding com|wny or not has not been divulged bv Mr. Hawlev. RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. W e, the members of the bar of Ma son county, West Virginia, in meet ing assembled for the pur|x>sc of giv in;; expression to our feelings upon t'ie death of our brother and associ ate, \\ illiam Oscar Parsons, who de parted this life at Charleston, West \ irginia, Monday, February 7, 1910, at the age of 35 years. As a member of our bar William Oscar Parsons was ever courteous and kind, and always considerate of the rights of others, and by his man ly conduct has endeared himself to us all. He was an industrious law yer, a clear thinker and able reason er, and his sudden and untimelv death we greatly deplore. We lament the death of our friend and brother in the profession. His life work as a lawyer is to be emu lated. He held in the highest es teem the ethics of the true lawyer. While we know that he will be missed from our ranks, yet we bow in humble submission to the will of the Divine Master, and submit to the fate of all mankind. We have an abiding faith that all is well with our' departed friend. We extend our: sympathy to the bereaved wife, I children, parents and kindred. We most respectfully request that a copy of this resolution be spread upon the records of the Court of this I county, and request the papers ofthe Fifth Judicial Circuit of West Vir ginia, to publish the same. RANKIN WILEY, JOHN E. BELLER, L. C. SOMERVILLE, Committee. DASHNER GOES TO DECATUR. Lee (Dike) Dashner has a very flattering offer from the Decater, III., base ball team for the coming season. They offer him ?130 a month to play with them and Decatur is one of the 1 best teams in the Three I League. He expects to leave here the first of March in order to be there for the spring practice. The "fans" here are sorry to see Dike leave as he pitched the team to victory in many I a hard fought game last season. They ; will all wish him success in his new I location. OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER?PEN ALTY OF FIVE YEARS RECOMMENDED. At ten o'clock last Saturday morn ing the jury in the Earl Dudding murder case returned a verdict of guilty of voluntary manslaughter, the finding read as follows: We; the jury agree and find the defendant. Earl E. Dudding. not guilty of murder in the first or sec ond degree, as charged in the within indictment; but we, the jury, do find the defendant guilty of voluntarv mans laughter. H. L. JORDAN, Foreman. ! The penalty for voluntary mans laughter is from one to five years at' the discretion of the court. The jury recommended the full penalty but the court may act as he pleases under such a recommendation. BRIEF HISTORY OK CASE. Earl E. Dudding, well known busi ness man of Huntington, had had trouble with his uncle, Ira S. Chap man road su|>ervisor for the Chesa peake and Ohio Railroad company, in which the latter's daughter, Mrs. Cirrie Chapman Carpenter figured in addition to certain business difficul ties. On the morning of Labor Day, Sept. 6th, Dudding arose at five I o'clock and went to the C. & O. de-; pot for the purpose of endeavoring to settle his difficulties. He was armed with a as calibre revolver, loaded at the time, and, although it was not introduced as evidence, a heavy hickory hatchet handle, bearing the letters E. E. D, " was found in the j !*x-ket of the overcoat worn bv Earl E. Dudding on the morning of the j tragedy. On that fatal morning Dudding met Ira S. Chapman near the West \ irginia Hotel and accompanied him to his office over the C. & O. restau rant. Shortly after tile two men were seen to enter the building a scuffle and pistol shot were heart! and Dudding ran out and down the steps with a revolver, still smoking in his hand, and blood streaming down his ^ face, bare headed and apparently' terribly frightened. Dashing across the platform and the end of a pass enger train standing on the west bound track, he shoved his pistol in' an empty bread basket and rushed I homeward but was shortly afterward arrested in an alley in the rear of his ; , store and taken to police headquart ers. Preparations were being made ' to furnish bond when word came | that his victim was dead and he was j committed to jail where later he j managed to give bond owing to the ' condition of his health, which ac- ! : cording to the testimony of physi-1 cians, was endangered at the time by ! close confinement. Then came his j trial and the result is known. WOODMEN ENJOY OYSTERSUPPa 1 Monday night some fifty odd mem bers of The Catal[ia Camp, Modern Woodmen of America, met at their hall and enjoyed an oyster supper. ' Plates were laid for fifty-four that! being the number present and the : evening was passed very pleasantly j with sj>eech making and story telling. 1 . L. Bearhs was toastmaster and : delivered a very inspiring address on woodcraft. Lee Colev also made thej bo\s a nice talk along the same line. ' Catalpa Camp was instituted twelve 1 years ago and now boasts of over one j hundred members, three of the orig jnal charter members being present at the banquet, as follows: L. J. ! Petty, C. L. \\ haley and O. B. 1 Harper. The culinary department ' was under the direction of Mark ' Shiflet and Carl Lynch and many were the compliments they received from their brother members on their ability in that capacity. The present winter has proved it self a record-breaker in heavy snow falls, and will go down in Mason Co's history as the "Snowiest Win ter known in this vicinity since the early eighties. SAYRE SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN JAIL AND WILL PAY A FINE OF $250. J- E. Sayre, who was on Wednes day found guilty of involuntary man slaghter in causing the death of his *tfc, Blanche Wright Say-re, by the "se of antiseptic tablet, was brought before Judge Showalter in I the Criminal Court, and was sentenc *|d to six months in jail and to pay a fine of $250. This judgment will stand and no appeal will be taken in the case. An argument in support of the motion in the Sayre case was made by Senator Kidd, who gave as his ground that improper evidence had been allowed to go before the jury, such as the details of the acta of the defendant subsequent to the administering of the tablet, such as reference to his intoxication, his fail ure to administer medicine, and oth er matters that might have had a tendency to prejudice the jury, and had nothing to do with the charge against Sayre. Judge Showalter, after an exhaustive review of the l*>ints raised, refused to set aside the verdict.?Parkersburg Sta t e Journal. EASMDAY WILL COME EARLIER THIS YEAR THAN SINCE 1900. I'.aster Sunday will come earlier this year than it has since 1000. Ac j cording to established customs, Eas ter always conies on the first Sundav j following the first full moon on o'r ; after March 22. The first full moon I following that date will appcnr on March 23, and therefore Easter will occur on Sunday following, or on March 27. Easter will not come so early again until 19)3. I aim Sunday, this year will be on . March 20, and good Friday on March 25. i 1)uring the year there will be four eclipses, two of the sun and two of the moon. The eclipses of the moon only, will be visible in America on May 23 and November 10. MRS. HOWARD ROBEY COMPLIMENTED. Complimentary to Mrs. Howard Robey, of Pt. Pleasant an afternoon party was given by Mrs. J. M. Schwendcr and Mrs. Hamond Ilobey at the home of Mrs. Schwendcr on Market street on last Friday after noon. Elegant refreshments were served and those present were entertained with a flower contest, which afforded lots of amusement for those who par ticipated. Mrs. A. J. Lyon, carried off the prize, a box of fine candy, for being the most successful in guessing the names of the flowers. Mrs. -Shatto received the consolation prize. ?Silencer Bulletin. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last re port: John H. Rice and Beatrice Cot trell. Oscar Wallace and Ada Holly. Pearlic D. Schitts and Flossie A. Louden. Rubert R. Ray and Fannie M. Kimberling. Pleasant A. Hinkle and Mattie V. Roush. E. R. Atwell and Prarie Flower Quaw-Wackhwoer Ezra T. Graver and Mary Wheaton. Clark Tucker and Mary Buck. Marion W. Workman and Mrs. L. M. Summers. ALBERT SOWERS BREAKS LEG. Last Friday afternoon, while work ing at the Kanawha Docks, Albert Sowers had his right leg broken be tween the knee and ankle. His leg was caught in some manner in a chain and before it could be extraced was broken as above stated. Dr. Fadley was called and made him as comfor table as possible.