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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
? V VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 2. 1910. NO. 34 TWIN OTIS POINT PLEA5ANT-GALLIP0 LIS TEAM IN Y. V. LEAGUE. Base ball enthusiasm is running high here since the meeting held last Wednesday night at which a stock company was organized to promote that popular sport, the coming season. W. I. Campbell, repiesenting John Spinney, a large sporting goods man of Cincinnati and Manager Jack Benny of the Charleston team were here last Wednesday and called a meeting of the fans for that night at the office of H. H. Henry. The meeting was largely attended by former ball players and citizens. Several shares of stock were sold and the stockholders elected the following officers, to serve temi>orar ily: Clyde Ingles, President, C. W. Alexander, First Vice-President, W. W. Baxter, Second Vice-Presi dent, John Hutchinson, Sec'y and Treasurer, H. H. Henry, Business Manager. The team will be called "The Twin Cities B. B. Club," and the stock will be offered fur sale in both the places named. Five other towqs are represented in the league, which is called "The Virginia Valley League," viz: Charleston, Huntington, Montgom ery, Parkersburg, and Cattletsburg Ashland. A salary limit of $000. per month has l>een decided on, therebv restricting the larger towns from getting the cream of the players, which they could easily do were they permitted to pay more. It has not been definitely decided yet, just where the grounds will be located. Mgr. Henry in looking over the situation here does not seem to find just what he wants in that re spect. The sites looked at by him being too small in his opinion to ac commodate grand stand, bleachers and leave enough room for playing purposes. There is some talk of making the park on the other side of the river where there is plenty of level ground. It is thought that bv placing it on the Ohio side it would be a stimules to encourage the sale <>f stock over there. The following named from here were in attendance at the meeting of The \ irginia \ alley League, in Huntington, Monday night: \V. \V. Baxter, Chas. Alexander, Alex Kelso, John Hutchinson, John Smith and H. H. Henry. They report a very enthusiastic meeting, presided over by 1'res. John Spinney. It was de cided to start the season on May 5th and play a 120 game schedule. Iron ton was dropj>ed and Parkersburg again reinstated. The managem-nt will let the contract for the building of the park and grand stand just as soon as it is definatelv decided where the grounds will be. The citizens here will be asked to subscribe liber ally for the stock, and will no doubt do so as the prospects for good ball were never better than now. There is a bill before the Ohio Legislature, permitting Sunday Ball, and will probably be passed within the next two weeks. If this bill is passed the park will in all probability be placed over at Kanauga. CHARLESTON MAI!., SATURDAY. Manager H. H. Henrv, of the Point Pleasant-Gallipolis Base Ball Club, the latest addition to the Vir ginia League, in a telephone com munication with Treasurer W. I. Campbell, of the Charleston club, this morning stated that the two towns on the Ohio river were en thusiastic over the prospects of league baseball and success was as sured. Manager Henry stated that all the fans from the Point and a number from Gallipolis were going to attend the meeting at Hunting ton Monday. At a meeting held in Huntington, yesterday, the following directors were elected for two years: Hunt ington, Thos. J. Gentry; Charleston, W. I. Campbell; Point Pleasant, H. ROMANCE FIGURED IN SUICIDE CASE. VICTIM WAS EN GAGED TO LILLIAN BLAR Josh Myers, former employe of G. ' C. Ricketts, who committed suicide Saturday night at the home of Mb. M. F. Cheuveront on Fifth avenue, where lie boarded, was buried yester day at? Ironton. the funeral taking place frocn the home of his people in that city. Myers had been engaged to Miss Lillian Blair, 2G, of Point Pleasant, formerly employed at the Newberry Shoe Company's factory, and latter as clerk at the Tweel fruit stand on Third avenue near Tenth street. The wedding was to take place East er Sunday, providing that Myers kept sober. It was because of his continued drinking that Miss Blair at one lime broke o!T the engage ment. She knew nothing of the tragedy until almost 3 o'clock Sun day morning when the news was car ried to her at her rooms at 1134 Fourth avenue. She arose at once and ran screaming down the street to the Johnson undertaking shop where she attempted to see the body but the place was closed and she was forced to return home. Miss Blair told of an attempt he had made in her presence only a few days before, when she had to knock a glass of poison from his lips to save him. The acid splashed on her hand at the time burning it terribly. Miss Blair stated that on tlu* night of his death Myers hud gone to the I stand for her but finding her gone, had gone to his room and ended his life.?Huntington Herald-dispatch. BASE BALL FOR BUFFALO. The base ball enthusiasts of Buffalo met at Col. P.. E. Blake's office: Tuesday night, Feb. Sth. Postmas ter Ed. Higginbotham was chosen chairman, and Will Watkins, Sec'y., j Andrew Walters, Gus Douglass and R. E. Blake were named as commit- , tee to secure a diamond for this ; season. Buffalo expects to have the best team, in their history, this year. Manager Douglass states that he has secured the services of Col. Robert McDermott, of Pittsburg, Pa., to coach the team; also two good pitchers.?Winfield Irrepressible. LOCK AND DAM 26. They are putting up a tower cable at Lock and Dam 26 and have one of the towers up. It is 100 feet high j and the one on the Ohio side will be , j 150 feet high. It will be used to 1 carry material to the Ohio side. Wickets for the dam are being made ; also. Not many men are at work | but lots is being done. The ship carpenters will begin the construction of six barges this week for carrying sand and material is now arriving. BUSH-HARMON. G. F. Bush, of New Haven, and j Mrs. S. B. Harmon, of Charleston, were quietly married here Monday, at the Trinity M. E. Church parson- , I age, by Rev. Pullins. The groom is ? 49 and the bride 42 years old. They 1 will make their home at New Haven. ; H. Henrv; Montgomery, F. E. Smart; Catlettsburg, Louis Houtz: Parkersburg, John Dixon. Each club in the league will have a "Ladies Day." President Spinney will not select his umpires until he is certain lie has the best men that can be secured. , He wants men who can control the players. President Spinney will offer a beau tiful silver cup to be played for bv the first and second clubs in the league at the end of the season. No betting will be allowed an any of the games at league park, and special boxes will be erected for the ladies and for special parties. The meeting adjourned to meet at Charleston on later date. WILLIAM BOGARD DIES AT HOME OF HIS FATHER ON KANAWHA STREET. William Bogard, son of John, and Martha Boga'rd, diet! Inst Thursday, at the home of his father, on Kana wha street, Extension, of Tuberculo sis. He wa? 29 years old at the time of his death. About two years ! ago, he was married to Miss Laura Jones of South Milwaukee, at which , ]>Iace they made their home. To' this union was bom one child now alwut 0 months old. He leaves be side the bereaved wife and baby a sorrowing father and one brother. The deceased was a sober, indus trious, upright young man. a dutiful son, a loving brother, a kind affec tionate husband and father, and will be sorely missed among a large circle of relatives and friends. His brother living in Milwaukee did not arrive here in time f?r the funeral, owing to a wreck, at Zanesville, Ohio, in which he was badly injured. He ar rived here Monday. While in the hospital at Zanesville, in an effort to send a telegram to his lather, here at Point Pleasant, and one to his wife at Milwaukee, he gave a party two dollars to pay for them. He received back thirty-cents, r.nd the informa tion that the telegrams had been sent; when in fact they had not been sent. A Mr. Harry Mabez, a passen ger on the train with him going to Baltimore, upon his arrival at Wheel ing, as a matter of courtesy, sent a telegram to the father at this place stating that Thomas Bogard had been injured in a train wreek but not seriously and was in a hospital. This telegram, however, (lid not state where or at what hospital lie was taken. The father was unable to ascertain where his son Thomas was, although he made every effort, from the time of William's death until Monday morning, when he arrived here on the 12:40 B. & O. train, one day after the burial. M r. Thomas Bogard belongs to the police force of the city of Milwaukee, Wis., and was known to leave that city with something like $250 with which to defray expenses. Recently he had made an important arrest of a party that had been wanted for a 1 long time, and it w?s suspected that he had been dealt with by some of the pals of the person arrested. The funeral was held Sunday after noon, at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the K. of 1'. Lodge at the Baptist j Church, and was largely attended. ; Interment followed at Lone Oak Cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all in this their j hour of sorrow. FIVE YEARS FOR DUDDING?MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL OVERRULED. Earl E. Duddin g was sentenced Monday to five years in the peniten tiary by Judge Taylor for the murder of his uncle, Ira S. Chapman, on the sixth day of last September. The action of the court followed a period of several days, during which the motion to set aside the verdict j was being considered. Immediately after Judge Taylor announced that he would overrule the motion to set the verdict aside sentence was conferred ; upon Dudding, Attorney George J. McComas asked that a stay of sixty | days be granted so that an opportu nity would be given to carry the ease ; to the supreme court. Judge Taylor granted the stay. Voluntary manslaughter with the | recommendation that the maximum was penalty of five years be imposed ; the verdict of the jury.?Herald> Disdatch, Huntington. Yesterday being the 1st day of i March was Bern Tippett, Will Ken ny, Mrs. Livia Nye Sitnpson-Poffen barger and Miss Mable Gibson's birthdays, which they all celebrated, j They kept the telephone line busy' Tor quite a while trying to find which 1 | one was the oldest. WORKMEN m ' IN PHILADELPHIA DECIDE TO GO OUT OS SYMPATHETIC STRIKE WITH CARMEN. Philadelphia. Ha., Feb. 27-? Action fraught with possible momen tous consequences to Philadelphia was taken by the Central labor union to i night when that bodv, representing one hundred and forty unions with a claimed membership of 125,000 voted to begin a sympathetic strike next Saturday in aid of the striking street railway employes. This action came at the end of a secret session of about seven hundred delegates in Labor Lyceum hall. There was apparently no question that the delegates would vote to strike, the split being on the issue of whether it would be started immed iately. The more conservative ele ment prevailed, however, and the walkout was nut off until next Satur day. Meanwhile there is hope that the street railway strike will be ar bitrated despite the declarations of the transit company controlling all the lines in the city, that "there is nothing to arbitrate.'' Nobody doubts that tonight's action of the Central Labor .Union makes the situation very grave. There is no doubt, however, of the strength of the feeling that unionism is at stake and the consequent feel ing that a fight to preserve the union is necessaay. This is the sentiment without doubt that prevailed at today's meeting. Seventy-five arrests were made. Crowds of men and boys who usually fill the streets on Sunday in many sec tions of the city were res]>onsible for the most of the attacks. The orders of the director of public safety that wagons and buses must not be used to convey jKissengers also resulted in many disturbances. DEATH OF JUDSON GEORGE. Judson George, a prominent young business man, of Huntington, died at that place, Saturday, February 19th, after a long illness with Brights disease. The deceased was a son of Mr. James George, of Hannan dis trict, and Emily C. Hereford, his first wife. A loving wife and two sons mourn the loss of a kind hus band and father. The remains wert brought to his old home the middle last week and interred in the old George cemetery, the funeral being largely attended by relatives and friends. The sympathy of the en tire community go out to the be reaved wife and two promising sons, in this their hour of such great trou- ] ble. CHARLESTON SALOONS WILL OPEN SOON-WONT WATT FOR ACTION OF COUNTY COURT. Charleston, \V. Va., Feb. 25.?A rumor prevalent on the street today is to the effect that regardless of what ever action the Kanawha county court will take on the saloon license next Monday at the regular meeting of the court, several of saloons will open immedatelv and await any action that be brought against them by the office! s of the law. The determination of the saloon- j ists to open the first emporiums is j said to be based upon the decision of the West Virginia supreme court of ap)>eals in the Harden case, where , the court decided that under the < l>eculiar charter in effect at Point : l'leasant, the council of Point Pleas ant had the sole right to grant' saloon licenses in that municipality. Whether the same conditions would apply in Charleston would have to be determined in a court of law. The charter of the city of Charleston adopted at the session of the legisla ture of 1909, specifically gives the county court of Kanawha county the ; authority to grant state licenses. j Foulard silks exclusive dress pat j terns. E. B. Sisler & Co. BIG RIVER OHIO ON RAHPAGE?PITTSBURG AND WHEELING BOTH FLOODED. ! ~ With the river rising at the imte of 5 inches an hour <it the local wharf, conditions arc ra|>idly assuming threatening proportions here. At the time of going to press, it is rea 1 sonablv assured that the danger mark of 39 feet will be |>asscd by night fall. Conflicting reports from above as regards weather conditions, makes it hard to estimate just how mui h water we will have here, but the consencus of oj.ion seems to be that it will not go over the 45 foot malic, if it goes that high. Northern Ohio has been visited by heavy rainfalls for the past week, that together with the snow in the mountains, which is coming off grad ually, will prevent the river from re ceding rapidly even after it starts to fall. 1 Pittsburg and Wheeling are both suffering extense loss in their manu facturing districts and many of the Urge mills have been compelled to clssc down already. Colder weather is reported up around headwaters and it is hoped that this will check the rise before too serious damage is done. The gauge here registers 35-4 now. MARRIED AT CATTLETS8DRG. William T. Dabney, a prosperous merchant, and Miss Nannie Conwrll, both residents of Mason County, ob tained a marriage license from Clt rk Kd. S. Hughes, at the Boyd County Clerk's office, and the Ceremony which united them in the holy bonds of matrimony, was jH-rformed by the Rev. Walter J. Garrison, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, on Thursday. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last re port: Harry L. Jackson and Lctha M. ; Lanier. John O. Greenlee and Ida M. ? Turner. G. F. Bush and Mrs. S. B. Har mon. Malvin C. Tucker and Clara May Hill. GETS OLD HEIRLOOM. Squire J. N. Robey shipped to his daughter-in-law, Mrs. H. L. Robey,, an old spinning wheel which was owned by the Squire's mother and was more than 100 yejirs old. It is, quite an interesting relic and the Squire wants to see it kept in the family.?Spencer Bulletin. LICENSES ISSUED. The following licenses have been issued from the Clerk's office recent- | ly There were two license issued to sell tobacco for the month of Febru- : arc, amount S3. +5. ? i Two real estate license issued,: amount 838.00. One restaurant license issued.; ?1.30. Total amount of fees $+2.81. This money goes to the state. 18 marriage licenses for February. ? 1 to state for each license. VOTE OF THANKS. The Ladies of the Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church wish to ex press their thanks to E. B Sisler & Company, for their kind and gener ous offer of Feb. 33rd. We also wish to thank the clerks for their: courtesy on that day.?Ladie's Aid j Society, Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Anna Ryan received a tele gram last Wednesday p. m. announc ing the death of her aunt in New I port, Ky- I LONGER TERMS WANTED FOR DISTRICT SCHOOLS-IN TERESTING LETTER BY C. A. GREEN. TO ntlKNDS OK EDUCATION. Do you know that in several coun ties of this state and in three dis j tricts in Mason County that, because | of a lack of money, the district ' schools can not be taught even six months? This condition ought not , to exist and is detrimental to our best financial interests as well as the I highest degree of citizenship. Coun try schools can be made as good as town or city schools. The country boys and girls, who help to feed the world, are entitled to as good and *R much training as anv boys and girls. Better roads and good schools would cause more people to remain on the farms and do more toward reducing the cost of living than all the inves tigating committees in existence. Citizens of Mason County, look up the statistics of some of our prosper ous counties of this state and of other states. Jefferson County points with pride to nine months district schools and her rural High schools. Ohio boasts that no child within her bor ders can go to school for less than eight months in any year. Illinois is getting a number of our best citi zens on account cf her desirable coun try homes and her nine months rural school; and her country High : schools. Let us arrange for a few High schools in Mason County. Which 'district "ill take the lend in this movement? Teachers, you can do much toward moulding public senti ment in favor of better things. You have observed that where school i sentiment is good your stay as teacher ? is pleasant and that Truant officers are seldom needed. As ignorance disappears crimes and poverty are | lessened. At West Columbia two lady teach ers, both of whom are from Jackson County, determined to make those schools successful. They began work in earnest on the first day and are still working in earnest. Working for the good of their pupils. Some ! of the good things that can be noticed : there are few tardy marks, high per cent of attendance, good order, in terested pupils, an organ, a nice bookcase and $23.50 worth of books. After school had been going long enough for the people to see that something was doing at that school building, the money was easily raised at a supper and play with which to make the above purchases. Miss Jennie Bumgarncr at Locust Grove easily raised $23.74 for library pur poses. Sincere earnest work on the part of the teachers will make teach ing a profession in which one can make a living. Make the closing weeks of your school the most profit able part of the session. Tell the children that next year the state will print a book for each school. Explain to them that the name of each school, each teacher employed, and the names of all the pupils who arc not absent nor tardy for the term will appear in this book. Explain to your pupils that we have a uniform system of examinations for Free School Diplo mas. It should be the ambition of every child to secure a diploma. Do not urge your pupils to take these examinations or the teachers' exam inations when you know they can pot pass. If you know of any children whose eyesight or hearing is so defective that they can not get the benefit of your school, please send names and addresses of parents of such children to Supt. R. Carv Montague, Romney, W. Va. Teachers; let us promise ourselves now that we will attend the State Educational Association at Charleston in June. We want to show to the people of the state that Mason Coun ty teache* ar? alive to their work. The county papers are giving this space gratis. C. A. GREEN, Ashton, W. Va.