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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA- WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 23. 1S10. NO. 33 L & E IMPROVEMENTS All HEAVY GRADES TO BE ELIMINATED SOON. Railroad contractors are now figur ing on an additional improvement for the Kanawha & Michigan Railroad which will eliminate the heavy grades and sharp curves on that line and placc the road in position to handle any kind of freight traffic which Hay be turned over to it, either north or southbound. The new work will consist of the elevation of tracks and the straight ening of the line opposite of this city on the Ohio side, and willRequire an expenditure of 8100,000. When this work is completed the heaviest en gines and cars can be used in the. traffic either way and engines on the Kanawha and Michigan can haul as large loads as on the Hocking Valley. This will be the hist of the big im provements to be made on the Kana wha & Michigan. The placing of this line in such ex cellent condition for heavy traffic leads all railroad men to believe that within a few months there will be an announcement of a traffic arrange ment with the Virginians Railway, giving that road a northern outlet. The fact that the southbound as well as the northbound grades are being eliminated and the road being placed in condition for the heaviest traffic in both directions, makes it almost certain that something is coming which will give the Kanawha & Michigan a big traffic south bound as well as northbound. A NOTABLE EVENT. The Col. Chas. Lewis Chapter D. A. R. met yesterday afternoon, at the residence of Mrs. J. M. H. Bcale to celebrate the birthday anniversary of Washington. An admirable liter ary program appropriate of the oc- i casion was carried out, varied with some very delightful musical num bers, after which, the hostess extend ed her gracious hospitality. An ele gant luncheon was tastefully served,' and a pleasant social hour thorough ly enjoyed by all present. Owing to her husband's illness, the Regent, Mrs. D. E. Newton, of Hartford, could not attend the meet- j ing, and her absence was greatly de plored. The guests were Mrs. Frank Bell, of Gallipolis, Mesdames J. D. McCulloch, Geo. Poffenbarger, Mary M. Bryan, P. S. Steenbergen, Ho mer Smith, Rankin Wiley, Ben Franklin, Jr., and Misses Lizzie and Lillie Hogg. HAS APPENDICITIS. Mr. A. C. Cox has been critically , ill at his home on Ohio street, for the past two weeks. Dr. Lusher, of Ben Lomond, was called in consulta tion with Dr. McElfresh last Friday . and they both agreed that Mr. Cox was suflering with a case of appendi citis. At Mr. Cox's age, an opera tion is considered impossible and at thfftirae of going to press small hope is held out for his recovery. ATTEMPTED BURGLARY. From our Rendcwon corrtuponaent. Henderson was the scene of three attempted burglaries Saturday night, all of which proved fruitless. The | store of Woodyard & Smith was the first place tried, but the thieves were j discovered before they succeeded in gaining entrance. Later on the same night, someone tried to enter the bouses of Robt< Fierbaugh and Arthur Murphy but were discovered in"the act. The parties made their escape this time, but in the future will be met with a warm reception. ?We are glad to state that Mrs. J. P. R. B. Smith who has been so ill with La Grip, is at last convalescent, and she and the Colonel are now the honored guests at the Hotel Spencer, of their son, Mr. Homer Smith, and his> family. The Snrfctas Cluh met with Mrs. Charles Filson Th.rsday Hl'tcrnoon. Tlie afternoon was very pleasantly spent in playing progressive euchre. At the close of the game a delicious lunch was served. Those playing were Mcsd.imes Marcus and Joe Friedman, Robert Liter, W. E. Hav man, Miss Havmaii, Ed McEltresh, Rush and Ed Burnside, I. E. W. Mc Kin ley, R. 0. NlitcWl and Mrs. Cl.as. Filson. Mesdames Alex Dow ney and Aumiller were the guests of I tlie club for theaftdrooon. ? a , Miss Carrie Friedman was hostess to theS. A. club Saturday afternoon. A most delightful afternoon was s|>ent in playing Bridge. Delicious re freshments were served at the close of the ^ainc. * * * * A STAG PARTY. Mr. C. C. Lewis royally entertain ed a few of his friends at his country home last week, including, Mr. Lewis Campbell of Norfolk, Va., Mr. E. B. Jones, and Mr. James B. Tippett. * ? * * The Four O'clock Club will meet with tne Misses Howard to-morrow afternoon. A discussion on the sub ject of Pottery and Porcelain will add to the interest of the meeting * * ? ? A VALENTINE AFTERMATH. At the conclusion of the program arranged for the regular meeting of the Four O'clock Club, with Miss McCuIloch, Thursdav, February 17th, the members in attendance were agreeably surprised when Mrs. Will iam Steenbergen invited them into the dining room to partake of a prettily ap'iointed luncheon in honor of her sister, Miss McColloch's birth day, which had occurred on Febru ary 14th, St. Valentine's Day. Consequently, hearts, cupids and arrows were conspicuous in the decorations wherever they deemed artistically appropriate, and the val entine idea was also happilv carried out in an appetizing menu. Unique cards elicited the s|>ecial admiration of the guests, and when found to be the handiwork of the; hostess, Mrs. Wm. Steenbergen, everyone declared they were doubly appreciated, and would be cherished a* dainty souvenirs of an enjoyable afternoon. Mesdames Peter Steenbergen, Russel McCulloch, Wm. Steenbergen and Misses Josephine and Gertrude Howard, Josephine and Reba Beale, and Miss Mary McCulloch represent- j ed the Club. * ? ? * Mrs. James Henderson entertained a few of her friends Monday evening with a three course six o'clock dinner. Those present were, Misses Nora Somerville, Lizzie Hogg, Anna Lewis, Julia Ryan, Eva Hughes and Mrs. Anna Ryan. All spent a most delightful evening. RESIGNS HIS POSmON. Mr. George Meddaughs in the of fice of the U. S. Inspectors, for the past three years, has resigned his po sition here and will accept one of a similar character somewhere else. 1 Mr. Meddaughs has positions offered him at Cincinnati, with a large rail road eoncern; one in Washington and one with the government at the Brooklyn Navy Yards. He and his i charming wife left here last Friday for Cincinnati to look over the situa tion there, but at the time of leaving did not know whether he would re main or go on over east. Their many friends here were sorry to see them depart from here and will wish them all success where ever they may lo cate. If Senator Jeff Davis had his way Hades would be the terminal of the Standard Oil pipe system, but as the supply of fuel down there is under-; 1 stood to be inexhaustible, and as we need it on earth, his scheme will I have to be discarded as impracticable. FEBRUARY TERM OF CIRCUIT COURT COMPLETED ITS DUTIES TODAY-LARGE NUMBER OF MINOR CASES TRIED. State vs. Grant Combs, felony. Trial before the court and found not guilty. State vs. Rupert Kavser, felony. Case continued. Bond renewed with Caroline Adkins and Viol* F. Car ruthers as sureties. Vina Hailett vs. Henry Jenkins, api>eal from the decision of a justice action. Dismissed. State vs. Thomas Foley, burglary. Tried before a jurr for breaking into the home of.I. W. C.cHesIop, found guilty of misdemeanor and sentenced to SO days in jail. State vs. Ed Riffle, et it!., charged with stealing brass. Tried before a jury of seven and found guilty of petty larceny. Kd. Riffle, 20 days; O. C. Hill, + month; Jasper Mc Huroe, 2 months in fail. Fannie Hart vs. B. J. Cossin. No service had on defendant. Henry C. Combs vs. Floyd G. Say re. Dismissed. James R. Svrus vs. L. T. McLain. Non residence of parties. Security asked for cost. W m. G. Yost vs. W. R. Blazer, et al. Alias summons against Philip Blazer. Sarah E. Tippett vs. John G. Stortz. Case continued because of absence of witnesses, at cost of plaintiff. Lona Greer vs. C. W. Alexander. Continued because of absence of wit nesses at cost of plaintiff. E. B. Jones vs. B. & O. R'v. Co. Continued by agreement. Kenton Iron & Steel Co., vs. Al vin A'dams. Continued by agreement. ' Marv L. Moore vs. May L. Moore. Continued by agreement. State vs. May L. Moore. Con tinued. B. A. Hall & Son vs. W. H. Poff enbarger. Settled. M. Wears vs. J. L. Steele, com promised. J. E. McCoy vs. J. O. McDer mitt, Sheriff. Plaintiff called, did not answer and suit dismissed. Chas. E. Hogg vs. Kenton Iron and Steel Co. Continued. John W. Boggess, admr vs. Kenton Iron & Steel Co. Continued. Somerville & Somerville vs. Ken ton Iron & Steel Co. Continued. i Point Pleasant National Bank vs. Samuel Myers Suit on a note. Ordered agreed upon to entered. John H. Spencer vs. Wilkinson. Continued. W. H. Hogg vs. B. & O. R'y Co. Compromised and settled. Merchants National Bank of La OLD SCHEDULE ON B. & 0. WENT MO EFFECT LAST SUNDAY. Restoration of the old schedule on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad by which connections are made with the Kanawha and Michigan trains, is pleasing news to those living along the line of the Kanawha and Michi gan railroad. Commencing Sunday, February 20, all the trains on Kanawha and Michi gan railroad, northbound, will con ncct with all trains on the Ohio river division of the Baltimore and Ohio road hear except Sunday. The Bal timore and Ohio railroad has restored the old schedule in effect before Nov ember 21, by which the Baltimore and Ohio trains for Pittsburg, Wheel- , ing and Parkersburg will connect with the Kanawha and Michigan trains No. 2]and No. -t. On Sundays, Kanawha and Michi gan train No. S," leaving Charleston at 7:10 a. m. eastern time, will con nect with the through train to Pitts burg, and the Pittsburg train on the Baltimore and Ohio division will con nect will Kanawha and Michigan train No. +, arriving here at 8:35 o'clock. : feyette, Indian,,, vs. Thomas H. Kemper, S. T. Windon and L. M. Allen, in debt. Suit on a note. Demurrer argued. Edward Deasser vs. George W. Rice. in ejectment. Motion to quash notice is consi ered. South Penn Oil Co., vs. C. A. Snod grass. In this case an applica tion "vis made for an injunction. 1 ii" application is being resisted by the attorneys, and as yet, no de cision has been reached. Attorneys present in the matter are Judge Thomas Ryan of Spencer, Judge John H. Holt of Huntington, Charles Dice of Lewisborg and Mr. Duncan, Mr. Holts partner. D. C. Davis, who sues, ctc? vs Hope Salt & Coal Co. The funds in the hands of the special Commission er, amounting to ^IG.+OS.SS, are di rected by the court to be turned over t<> the General iteccivcr of the court, Capt. S. L. Parsons, who is author ized to loan same on interest. Washington Yauger, vs. Park 1, Roush, et al., referred to Commiss ioner John L. Whitten, to ascertain indebtedness, etc. The Merchants National Bank of Lafayette, Indiania, a corporation, vs. 1 homas H. Kemper, et al. The plaintiff being a foreign corporation, hond for costs was required. State of W est Virginia, vs. Frank Hale, mis. Demurrer argued, sus tained by the court and the prisoner discharged from the jail. State of West Virginia, vs. E. H. Armstrong, felony. Tried before a jurv, found guilty of petty larceny, penalty four months in jail. Point Pleasant National Bank, vs. Myers Bros, in chancery. Judgment in favor of plaintiff for Si,103.9]. ( R?hert Rayburn, vs. George M. Parsons, upon appeal. Tried before a jury; verdict for plaintiff, ?10.00. Chas. T. Hal], vs. B. & O. Rail road Co., killing horse. Tried be fore a jury; verdict, $175 in favor of the plaintiff. Motion made to set ! verdict aside. Plaintiff offered to ac cept Si25 and end the case. Stands undetermined, pending the decision of the B. & 0. Alvin Gibbs, vs Noah W. Roach, etal., in chancery. Report of the commissioners, appointed to make partition of the real estate, filed. Exception filed to the report over ruled by the court and report con firmed. Real estate adjudged to the ' different parties in accordance with [ the report. WANT MAINE RABeT SPANISH WAR VETERANS PRESENT RESO LUTION TO CONGRESS. New York, N. Y., Feb. 20?Mid way in its course, the Maine memo rial service of the United Spanish War \ eterans, held this afternoon in Carnegie Hall, turned into a demon stration to influence congress to raise the battleship Maine. By a rising vote an audience which filled the hall . adopted a resolution condemning the I spectacle-of the rusted hulk of the ship, and the rotting bones of its1 Victims, abandoned without sepulchre in alien waters," and urgmg that! congress enact 'legislation for the ' immediate removal of the wreck to i ourewn shores and the recoverv of the remains of the unclaimed victims ! for interment in the national cemetery at Arlington." marriage licenses. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last re-1 port: Geo. Scarberry and Carrie Snyder. J- O. Rodgers and Mary McMan away. Register *1.00 The steamer C. C. Bowver laid up last week on account of the heavy ice. m m m ? The Combine Docks here have con tracts fur the building of several new hulls and barges of different kinds. .... The Alice Brown is laid up here with a big tow of empties. ? ? ? ? 1 The towboat J. B. Lewis collided with a model barge nt Cincinnati. The barge was loaded with brick and was turned over, dumping its cargo in the river. Engineer Major Wright, of Scary, has a good |>osition on a Pittsburg pool boat. Major is one of the best all around boatmen that ever came out of the great Kanawha. ? * ? ? It was rumored in river circles that : the trip down Sunday of the Virginia and Ohio would precipitate a fight j between those l>oats, as the Virginia was in the lead and picked up all the freight and passengers. Bi.th boats were advertised to leave Cincinnati 1 for l'iltsburg on Tuesday evenini*. However, Captain Maddy decided to lay the Ohio over until next Monday : evening, losing a trip, but getting ! back into her old time. .... Rivernicn who have been keeping . records of the towboats having Pitts I burg as their port of registry, that , have gone out of commission, for one reason or another, during the past ten years, and those built or rebuilt and placed in commission in the same period, say that 28 towboats of various classes have been dismantled, sunk or otherwise taken out of active service. To offset this, eighteen of the larger cl;iss of towboats have been built ar . placed in commission. In t*)int of number those taken out of I service exceeds those which replaced them, but the 18 new boats possess a greater tonnange and employ a larger number of men than the 28th 1 which passed out of service. ? ? ? ? The towboat Convoy owned by Ebersbach & Co., of Pomeroy, and the Tom Hall Co., of Cincinnati, has been sold to the Hatfield Co., and will hereafter tow out of Kanawha river. Capt. Harry Martin, an ex pert towboat pilot, will be the Con voy's new commander, so we are in formed. ? ? ? ? The E. R. Andrews, Robt. 1'. Gillian, Otto Marmet and J. T. Hat field, left for down the river points with heavy tows of coal, last Monday night. ? ? ? ? Sunday's Enquirer speaks of the Queen City as being broken down at that place. The Queen was due up yesterday. ? ? ? ? Mr. J. H. Miller, of Huntington, the owner of the steamer Oriole, has retired from the trade, he having made a satisfactory deal with the owners of the C. C. Bowyer to with draw from the fight. DEATH OF YOUNG MAN. Henry Noble, of Ironton, Ohio, formerly of this place, died last Fri day of tul>erculosis. The deceased was 22 years old and leaves a wife, mother and a number of brother and sisters to mourn their loss. The re mains were brought here Monday1 and the funeral services were held at his sisters, Mrs. Annie Smiths'. In terment followed at Lone Oak cem etery. TAKEN TO HOSPITAL Mrs. A. K. Fenton's condition is not improved, and therefore under the advice of her physician, Dr. Mc Elfresh, she Will leave to-day, for Charleston, where she willenter a hos pital and be under care of that noted surgeon, Dr. Cannady. Miss Mabel Gibbons, who came down from Char leston last Thursday, will accompany ner sister, Mrs. Fenton. WOEK TO BEGIN SOON ON NEW TRACTION LINE, CINCIN NATI TO PITTSBURG. : The link between Pomeroy and Belpre, O., to be constructed in the line of the proposed Electric railway between Cincinnati and Pittsburg ! will likely be commenced within a verj short while. The announce ment has been made that all the . rights of way between Pomeroy and Parkersbuig opposite Belpre have been procured as has also the fran chise for the bridge from the council of Belpre, ()., which bridge is to ?span the Ohio river and give the proved road access into Parkers burg. Hence it appears that there is nothing left to be done but to get to work, and this it is said the com pany will do right soon. Along this scction of the river the same conditions are said to e*ist, practically all the rights of way hav ing been procured and everything seems to be in readiness for active operations to begin. Sometime ago it was announced that preparations were being made to begin the work in the early spring all the way be tween Cincinnati and the Smoky (? ity.?Gallipolis Tribune. DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT. ? J. Wallace Burdettc, son of J. M. Burdette, of this city, had the mis fortune to lose three of the fingers of I his right hand last Saturday morning. Wallace is one of the strikers on the Str. E. R. Andrews. The accident occurred between Gallipolis and this " place and was caused by getting his , hand caught in the machinery in some way. The accomodating officials of the Andrews rushed him here where he was attended by doctors McEl fresh and Fadle.v. He is getting along nicely at this writing and it j be is to hoped that no serious complica tions set in. Wallace was one of the star players of our base ball team last season and it is thought that the accident will keep him out of the game in the future. He still insists ; that he will be a river engineer. TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE. j Cologne District.?E. E. Rollins and wife to Marlow Russell, J acre, !$5. Robinson District.?Early Fowler and wife to Somervillc & Somerville, '50 acres, $-125. Cooper.?Edward Hull and wife to R. L. Barnett, 15 7-16 acres, :$125. Clcndenin.?D. F. Hobbs and wife to S. T. Hobbs, Jr., 67i acres, valu able consideration. E. Hobbs and wife to S. T. Hobbs, Jr., 65} acres, valuable consideration. S. T. Hobbs and wife to D. F. Hobbs, 57 acres and +5 rods, love and affection. Cologne and Union.?H. F. Smith and others to Mat Greenlee, 35 acres, ??G00. Cologne?W. A. Smith and wifc to M. A. Greenlee, 2+ 1-16 acres, !8260. j Clcndenin?S. T. Hobbs and wife to E. Hobbs, 57 acres and 45 poles, love and affection. Clcndenin?Virginia E. Maddy and husband to Charles A. Chapman, 65 acres, $600. Cooper?Alonzo Gill and wife to Maggie Z. Peters, 35 acres, $400. Union. Lula Cossin and husband to W. A. Smith, interest in 35 acres, $100. Point Pleasant?Rankin Wiley, trustee, to L. S. Knapp, part of lot No. 10, 3d teer, $625. L nion.?Bird Stone and wife to Rosa Smith, 2i acres, $125. Union.?Clark G. Harris to ] zie Jacobs, interest in 22 acres, Mr. C. C. Bowyer has from Cincinnati, and reports hi condition as favorable as < expected. She is comfortablJ ed at the Good Samarit Miss Bowyer remained ilL order to hf near her mtj