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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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.
m '
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.
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- ]
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.
! ~ 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
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
The following marriage licenses
have been issued since our last re
Harry L. Jackson and Lctha M.
; Lanier.
John O. Greenlee and Ida M.
? Turner.
G. F. Bush and Mrs. S. B. Har
Malvin C. Tucker and Clara May
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.
The following licenses have been
issued from the Clerk's office recent- |
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.;
Total amount of fees $+2.81. This
money goes to the state.
18 marriage licenses for February.
? 1 to state for each license.
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
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.
Ashton, W. Va.

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