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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. NO. 35 CAPTAIN ICENHOWER DIES OF PARALYSIS AT HIS HOME IN MASON CITY. Joseph Icenhower, president of the Beech Grove Coal Company at Mason City, and an honored ritizen of that vicinity, died at his home Wednesday afternoon as the result of paralysis, with which he had been afflicted fcr about four weeks. ?He is survived y a widow, three sons and three grandchildren. The surviving sons are Joseph, Brigh.im and Frederick, the first in the naval service as chief engineer on the bat tleship Minnesota, the second em ployed as engineer on the B. & O. railway, and the last named secreta ry of the concern of which the de ceased was the chief officer. A fourth son. Frank, died four years ago. leaving three children. He was born at the Kanawha Sa tires. six miles above Charleston on the Great Kanawha river, in 184", and at that place attended an old Field Virginia school of ante-bellum times. In 18.55 his father. Joseph Icen hover, Sr., removed his large family to the newly-founded town of West Columbia, where lit- was engaged as a laborer in the salt industry. A few months later he removed to Mason City, where he found similar 1 employment. Here, soon after, the mother died, leaving the father with the motherless children. These he kept together, and they fared the j best they could. And the deceased 1 kept in mind all his life the names of the good housewives of that time oft en told with tears in his eyes how they had giveo him great pieces of bread and batter during the days of J his early orphanage. But he was a bright boy, aed even under these ad verse circumstances acquired a fund of info mation which afterward, ser ed him well in his life work. In I ST ? he bec.mlea charter mem ber of Almedia Lodge No. 57 ?f the independent Order of Odd Fellows at Mason Citv. and in Cineinnat re ceived the degrees of Blue Lodge J and Royal Arch Masonry. From tin lodges there he deinitted and became a member of Clifton Lodge No. 2." j Ancient Free and Accented Masons at Mason City, and of Point Pleasant Chapter No. 9 Roval Arch Masons. Joseph Icenhower was a good man and true, and he will be long remem bered throughout Mason county. The funeral services were held at the residence, below Mason, Sunday afternoon, Revs. Gilmore and Bau man officiating. TWO CENT FARE IS CONSTITUTIONAL-DECIDES THE SUPREME COURT. Charleston, W. Ya., March 8.? | The West Virginia two-cent fare law is constitutional on its face, but con fiscatory as applied to the Coal .?nd Coke Railroad, according to a de cision of the State Supreme Court of Appeals today. The Circuit Court previously held the law both unconstitutional and confiscatory, the mad having contest ed the statute on both grounds. Three other roads, the Chesapeake and Ohio, the Norfolk and Western, and the Kanawha and Michigan, also contested the law. According to today's finding they must obey the statute unless they can show it confiscatory in their cases also. Attorney General Conley said he would ask to have the injunction ob tained by roads other than the Coal ^ d Coke dissolved, and would seek ?m order restoring two-cent fares on those roads. Mrs. P. G. Hollowav and Mrs. Henry Holloway returned Mondav from a visit at Cincinnati. Miss Rhoda Stee.ibergen was the week-end guest of Mr. J. S. Spencer and family. FRANK SMELTZER HAS ACCIDENT. While riding horseback from Let art to Baden, a little village over in Mason county, Tuesday afternoon Frank Smeltzer, traveling out of Gal Iipolis for a wholesale grocery firm,sus tained a fractured arm and a dislocat ed shoulder. He was able to mount his horse and ride back to Letart, where Dr. Smith fixed him up. and he is now making his rounds again. Mr. Smeltzer is well known to the mer chants of this bend.?Pdmeroy Inde pendent. \ HUNTINGTON BAN FLE5FIAMMED?WALTER GWYNii PLAYS THE PONIES FOR 510,000. Now York, March 5..?V ircless wire tippers, the jxilicr have learned, :ire active in New York these days. Walter Gwynn, of Huntiugton, \V. Ya., told the police that he lost$!0, 000 trying to beat the jiool rooms. He said that he was stopping at the Broadway Central, when he met the men who got him in bad and it was all because of a "southern gentle man." The southern planter was a good s]>ender, and Mr. Gwynn was impressed. They went to one of the old tiuie dirigible jxxil rooms. Mr. Gwynn saw the southern planter put up lots of money. Monday was fixed for the time when the big race was to be played and the killing was to be made. Mr. Gwynn, the police say, telegraphed to'his bank for the money. He turned it over to the southern gentleman, and they all waited in a bouse in West Fifty eighth street for the returns from the track. Shortly after the money was put up a messenger came in and said that there had been a mistake, and the horse had fallen down. Later Gwynn bought a newspaper and saw that the horse really did win. but the wireless wiretappers h:id gone. CHARLESTON WILL REMAIN DRY UNTIL JULY 1ST, BE GINNING OF NEW LICENSE YEAR. ' N Failing to get their applications before the Kanawha county court in a legal manner, thus precluding any | action uj>on the permits issued by the municii>al authorities, at this term of the county court, it is gen erally believed that the Charleston , saloons will remain closed until July 1, 1U10, the beginning of the new license year. While there has been some agita tion about testing the law with ref erence to the citv authorities having 1 the sole power to issue licenses, since the opinion of the Kanawha prosecut ing attorney, S. Y. Avis, was made public, in which he held that the sole power to issue State licenses was vested in the county court, the talk of opening the saloons has diminished. In order to secure licenses for the new license year, it will be necessary for the saloonists to secure new per mits from the board of affairs and the city council and present them to the Kanawha county court at the begin ning of the June term, publishing the applications in accordance w ith the requirements of the law. ?The fact that the applications for licenses were not published in ac cordance with the law guided the county court yesterday when it re fused to consider the applications. There are no more regular terms of the crfuntv court before the June term and consequentlv the applica tions for license cannot be made again to the county court before June. ' HOISTING ENGINES FOR DAM 26. Sealed proposals for furnishing and delivering two large hoisting engines, to be installed at Government Dam No. 26, near Hogsett, W. Va., are being asked for at the Wheeling office. Bids will be received until U a. m. of March 12, when they will be open ed and the successful bidder an nounced. STEAMER VIRGINIA ! HARD AGROUND AT WILLOW GROVE? IS SAID TO BE BREAKING IN TWO Telephone messages from Willow Grove, some six or eight miles below Ravens-wood, brought the information Sunday that the Steamer Virginia is hard aground near there and that all e!fo. ts to release her were in vain. The stetiner may be a practical total loss. Tlie boat it is understood, undertook to make a landing Saturday night late at Willow Grove, and in the dark ness lost her position. Shecnught on ground, crossways ?t" the shallow cur rent over the banks, and efforts to get her'off under her own steam were in vain. The tow boat Volcano was signall ed, and worked hard a good part of the day, trying to pull the Virginia off the bar. She was wedged, however, and after two or three lines were broken the attempt was given up. The boat is hard aground in William son's cornfield. the water h:is rapi dly receded from her. The extent of the loss will depend on conditions. The boat may be a to tol loss. It is possible that with jack screws she can be propped up s~ that she will not break in two when the water leaves here, and it is possible too that enough water may come this year to float her. Otherwise, it is probably impossible to get the boat back into the river, and she may de corate the cornfield all summer. The boat carried an extra large car go of passengers the result of the de moralization of train service. The passengers were greatly alarm ed and early Sunday morning they were taken :ishore on a ferry boat, which was push d with i>oles, and sent to their destinations by rail. The crew worked with all possible . energv and removed the freight from the hold of the vessel to the rearj. >r tions of the decks. Thirty-five hun dred barrels ef queensware constitut ed the bigger jxirtion of the freight in the hold. The work of moving the freight was not completed a moment too soon, for, at 11 o'clock Sunday, a hog chain broke, and the \ irginia s hull, which had already begun to weaken, broke just in front of the engines, and the whole front end went down into the depression on the edge of which the vessel was stranded. This was not a creek but merely an uneven place in the field. \\ lien the vessel broke, fjipt. Knox .aban doned her, notifying the packet eom pan.v at Pittsburg to file protest for insurance. The Virginia was a sister boat of the magnificent Queen City. She was built by the Pittsburg & Cincin nati Packet Company in lt>!)0 and was, until the advent of the Queen City a year later, the finest boat on the river. Her original cost was 560,000. She was a boat of great ca pacity, having a length of 235 feet and a forty foot beam. DEATH OF YOUNG MAN. Arthur Goodall died last Friday at Lock T, after an illness covering sev eral months, with tulierculosis. The deceased was a fine young man, high ly respected by all that kne a* him lie had just recently returned from Florida, where he had gone in an ef fort to recuperate his health. At the time of his death he was -tJ years old The funeral was at Poca and under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and K. of P. lodges, of which he was a member. The funeral was a large one, two fuel flats being used to i transport the sorrowing friends and ; relatives from Lock 7 to Poca. Mr.' Lem Wright from here attended the ; funeral. J. Wallace Burdett, who had the misfortune to loose his three fingers on steamer Andrews, of which we i made mention at the time, is getting along nicely, and will be able to go to work in two or three days. He is learning to be an engineer. THE BASE BALL STOCK IS RAPIDLY BEING TAKEN DP BY LOCAL FANS. Manager Hcnrv and the directors of the Point Pleasant?Gallipolis Base Ball Club are very much elated over the prospects for the coining season. The stock offered for sale at this end is rapidly being taken up by local jwrties and word cones from Galli jiolis that the people there are show ing a willingness to help in any way and have promised to subscribe for' their portion of the stock. While in Wheeling last week. Mgr. Henry had several good players of fered him, by the. management of that team, among them were six pitchers, who would like a try-out here. He has also had a number of letters from players in Ohio and In diana, and it seems that it will not '?? any trouble to get a bunch of good players here by the time the season opens. It is-said that the traction line over the river and the managers of the ferryboat have agreed to purchase liberally of the stock, especially if it is decided to put the park at Kanauga. President Ingles, has been in com munication with Louis Heidt, ot Chillicothc, O., an old timer, who has played on several semi-profession al teams in years past, with a view of offering him the captaincy of the team. All players will be ordered to re I>ort here not later than April 15th and will be given a through try-out for two weeks, and those making the best showing in that time will com ]>ose the team. The uniforms have been selected and will be here by the time the players arrive. A pure white uniform will be used by the team on the home grounds and a blue and jra\ mixture will be used away from home. The directors think that the ven ture will pay handsome dividends as the salary limit is low and the jumps are all close together thereby red tie ing the rail marl fare to the minimum. RARDIN?KEISTER. The climax of a very pretty romance w;is reached Friday afternoon, when W. N. Hardin, a well known young man of Huntington and Miss Hattie Keister, of Mercer's Bottom, were pronounced man and wife by Rev. B. Sparks, of Ironton, Ohio. Mrs. Bardtn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Keister, of Mercer's Bottom, and is a well known young lady in this city, where she has made frequent visits in the past. Herfath cr is one of the most prosperous anil popular fanners in the community where he resides and the family is considered amony the most highly respected in that section of the coun- ( try. Mr. Rardin was for a number of viars. a traveling representative of the Foster-Mead Hardware company, and was recently transferred to a very res|>onsiblc position in that store in Huntington. He is a young man of exceptional business qualifications, and his ascent to his present position has been the result of faithful and efficient work. BLACK HAND AFTER CARUSO. New York, March ?.?Enrico j Caruso, the tenor, is quaking with something worse than stage fright. The Blackhand has demand $15,000 or his life in two successive letters. There is some disposition among his friends to regad the letters as prac-! tical jokes, but Caruso is convinced . that his days are numbered and will not venture out of his room without a body guar!; Miss Mae Lynch returned home i Sunday from the Charleston Gentle hospital. She is improving slowly. Mrs. D. E. Newton was the guest, Monday night, of Mr. J. S. Spencer, and family. She and her son, Mr. Will Newton, left on a business trip to Cincinnati this morning. HAVE YOU $34.87? Washington, March 4.?H?vc you $S+.ST in your iwcket or in bank? If yon have not then you are shy on pei capital circulation of money in the I nitcd States as shown l>y the books of the treasury department. The de[> artincnt in reaching this calculation, estimates the population ?>f the Unit ed States at M>,SS.S,000 and announc- ( es that til ? amount of money in cir culation on March 1 .was 18 J.0!>2, 330, which if equally divided, would j five every man, woman and child in the country ifSV.ST. HOMER HYSER SERIOUSLY CUT BY BEN REDMOND AT CHARLESTON. Homer Kevser got slashed two or three times Monday night, and is in Dr. Barber's hospital, at Charleston. Ben Redmond is said to have done the cutting. At 2 o'clock this morning the pa tient was getting along very well and no serious consequences are expected. The trouble began early in the evening. Kevser and Redm.md got to-gether in the Fleetwood Motel late in the evening and were in room :$0.S. They quarreled and Kevser went out of the building. Redmond is said to have followed him after threatening J to do him harm. A short time after ward Kevser was pieked up in the street in a presumed serious condition and taken to the hospital. The gash under his eye and one on his lip were sewed. He was chopped on one arm and several cuts had been made on his garments. A telephone message from Charles ton, this morning reports the capture of Redmond. mm DRILLED IN BY THE TIGER FORK OIL & GAS COMPANY, AT BREMEN. The first well drilled in by The Tiger Fork Oil & Gas Company in the Bremen "frrld promises to be a good one. A large number of the j stockholders live here and are very mueh elated over the prospects. The) well has not been shot yet and it may not be necessary t'> shoot it, as a telegram from M *. K. i*. Arrington,; who is on the scene, yesterday, states that they have ii.'iOO feet of oil in the hole, and have only start ed in the sand. Mason Long, Kd, Lee,Jim and Joe Arrington, John! Austin, Ash Hughes and Col. J. P. R. B. Smith, arc among the stock holders here. This company has a large traek under lease in The Bremen field and will put down more wells in the near j future. "COTTON BLOSSOM" SOLD. Capt. Ralph Emerson purchased j the controling interest in the "Cot-! ton Blossom" show ltoat, yesterday, i from Walter P. Xcedham. This is one of the finest boats on the river and will be under the direct management 1 ofCapt. Emerson. It is the inten-; tion of the manager to give the pat- i rons the best show obtainable this I season and with his many years of! experience the Captain will, no doubt have a successful run. Consideration wjis private. ANNUAL SALE. The Ladies Aid Society of the I Presbyterian church will hold their : annual white Sale, Saturday, March IPth. There will be small articles suitable for Easter remembrances, and dresses, aprons and underclothes and children, dressing sacks and shirt waists. Also all kinds of good home cooking cakes, pies, bread, candy, &c. Watch for place of sale. Mr. Sim Hannigan, an old Mason county boy, was here last week shak ing hands with his many friends. Sim says he always has a warm spot in his heart for Point Pleasant. PROPOSALS WILL BE OPENED AT WHEELING FOR STEEL LOCK GATES DAM 26. | Duriv.g the present month propos als will l>e o|>encd at the United States engineer's office, at Wheeling for improvements in connection with the system of locks and dams in this jwirt of the Ohio river, aggregating a large expenditure of money. On March !> pro|xisals will be open ed for the building of |x>wcr houses and installing machinery at dams Nos. S and 11. on March I t for iron and steel for use in the construction of the bear trap weirs of dam No. 26; on March 'J1 for the furnishing and erecting of steel lock gates and oper ating machinery for dams Nos. 8 and 11, and on March 2+ for the build ing of three maneuvering boats for dams Nos. S, 11 and 26. The size of these boats will be 00 by 22 feet and they w ill be feet Sj inches deep. They are designed for the raising <>f the wickets and each boat w ill Ik- equipped with a stationary engine. On March 150 proposals will be opened for a hull for a snagboat and a quarter boat for use on the Great. K.innwha river. Clifton Bros., of Zanesville, are the lowest bidders for the building of' the | ile ami crib guide walls at Locks Nos. K tu II <>n the Great Kanawha. river. The total amount of their bid is ?25,921.76. NEED NOT REGISM MORGAHTOWN DECIDES LAW DOESNT APPLY TO CITY ELECTION. Morgantown, \V. Va., March 7.? The voters of the city will not be registered for the municipal election : to be held April 7th. The city at torney is of the opinion that the reg istration is unnccessaiy and will make such a report at the meeting of coun cil Monday. Mr. Held has taken the matter up with Judge Mason and stated that it was the opinion of the jurist that the voters need not be registered. There has been no Supreme Court decision as to the registration in city elect ions, although in the cases which have been taken to the Circuit Courts, it has been invariably decid ed that the law did not apply to municipalities. The registration law provides that the voters shall be registered in all state and county elections, but Is si lent when it comes to the municipal ity. BOAT SHOW MONDAY NIGHT. On next Monday evening, March 14th, the Cooley & Thom Floating Theatre Wonderland, presents the big musical comedy entitled the "Gay Whirl," a melange of bright sparkling fun and comedy features delighting the car with tuneful mel odies, dazzling the eves with gor geous costumes exhilariting the mind with everything new, crisp, breezy and entertaining in the fun making line, interpreted by an excellent com pany, who have the ability to depict in an artistic manner the finely drawn characters in this charming and suc cessful comedy. Remember the date, Monday, March 14th. You are cor dially invited to visit the boat during the day. FORTY-FIVE FOOT MARL A stage of forty-five feet, was reach ed here by the river on the recent rise. Very little damage was done here although a number of towns both above and below us suffered large losses. The water was 18 inches in the stores on Front street, Pomeroy and l'arkersburg and Wheeling business districts were flooded7^ Mrs. E. B. Jones and baby have returned from an extended visit to her parents at Harrisonville, Va.