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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
* VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. "VT. VA, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 16. I91o7 NO. 36" FINE STEAMER VIRGINIA AS SHE NOW AP PEARS IN CORNFIELD AT WILLOW GROVE By Courtesy of The Wheel, nz lienifU-r. CAPT. M'GUFFiN DEAD. STRICKEN DOWN WHILE APPARENTLY IN SOUND HEALTH. Capt. J. Bob McGuffin was taken ill while attending the monthly meeting of the Baraca Boys of the Baptist Church, Gallipolis, Monday evening. Capt. McGuffin was no ticed to leave his seat and go outside and it being unusual for him to do so, and something in his manner per haps, attracting the attention of Rev. Benjamin Dunn, he followed him, surmising that something was the matter. He found him standing outside the church with ]>erspiration all over his face very ill. He sum moned Mr. James I.. Haskins and they assisted the Captain to his resi dence about a block awav. Here he; sank into unconsciousness. Dr. Ea lcins and Dr. Chas. Parker were call ed and they remained with him all night. Tuesday morning he had not rallied and his physicians regarded his case as hopeless from paralysis of the brain. He died shortly after noon Tues day, March 15, 1910. The funeral will be at 10 a. m. Thursday at the family residence, Gallipolis, followed by interment in Lone Oak cemetery here. The Rose Commanderv of Galli|>olis will have charge of the body and give it a burial. The pall bearers are Chas. D. Kerr, John C. Butz, E. N. Dear dorfT, G. R. Lockwood, Jas, S. Clark and H. C. Johnston. Capt. McGuffin has been active in business in Gallipolis. He served as member of the old Board ot Public Service, and was the head of the firm which owns the large Market Grocery. His widow and children have the sympathy of everybody. James Robert McGuffin was born tight miles above Point Pleasant, March SI, 1854. He was a son of Robert and Margaret E. McKown McGuffin. He attended district school and la ter the Cheshire, Ohio, Academy for three years, after Which he read law with the noted Point Pleasant jurist, Henry J. Fisher. He attended law school at Ann Arbor University, taking a course in Latin and engin eering in connection, and was gradu ated in 1878. He has been admit ted to practice in the courts of Mich igan, West Virginia and Va., and practiced law a year, but could not stand office confinement. In December, 1878, he married Anna G. Long, up the Kanawha. Four children came to them, the first two of whom died in infancy, a son, Robert K., attending medical coll ege at Baltimore, and the daughter. Miss Ora, a graduate of the Lewis burg Female Institute. After his marriage Mr. McGuffin settled for a few years on a farm in Mason county. From there he went into the coal business with his brother J. A. McGuffin in Fayette County, W. Va., where for nearly eighteen years he superintended three mines. When he sold his coal interests to ENTERS VIRGINIA'S TRADE. The packet Keystone State, of the Pittsburg and Cincinnati line, which , has been out of service for over three ; years, has been taken off the docks here will again be entered into ser vice. The boat will be taken to Willow Grove where she will take aboard the large consignment of freight from the stranded Virginia and convey them south. Aftercom pleting this trip the Keystone State will probably take up the Virginia's run from Cincinnati to Pittsburg. The Queen City is still at Cincinnati but should be ready to resume her trade the latter part of this week. COOLEY & THOM'S SHOW. A packed house greeted Coolev & Thorn's show, at the river last Mon day night. The company, composed of some twenty ladies and gentle men, gave a very creditable perform-. ance of "A Gay Whirl" a two act farce comedy, interspersed with sev eral good specialties and moving: pictures. Especial mention should be. made of the act of the Myers Bros., i hand balancers and heavy lifters as it is the best act of the kind that it! has been our pleasure to witness. The company went to Gallipolis last night for one performance, after' which they will make a tour of the Kanawha Valley. ANNUAL WHITE SALE. Saturday, March 19th at the Gas Office the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church will hold their 1 annual "White Sale."' There will be sma! 1 articles suitable for Easter remembrances; aprons, dresses and underwear for women and children; dressing sacks, shirt waists, and j hand embroidered lingerie, all at' reasonable prices. Also all kinds of good things to eat; bread, pies, candy, cakes, etc. Come and buy. the C. & O. R. R. he moved to Galli polis and made it his home. In 1S95 he organized a company at Dunloop, and was commissioned its Giptain. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War his regiment was mobilized at Camp McCorkle, and moved from there toChicamauga. When it became evident that the regiment was not to see service in the enemy's country, Capt. McGutfin resigned his commission. Capt. McGufEn has been active in ? Democratic politics. He was Post master of Dunloop eight years, and served as President of the Mason Co., W. Va., Court. He was a Freemason, a member of ; Charleston Commander}- of Knights Templar, a S2d degree Mason, and a member of the Beni Kedcm Temple of Shriners of Charleston, W. Va. He belongs to the lodge of Elks, to Waneta Tribe of Red Men at Red Star, W. Va., and to the Phi Delta Phi Society of Ann Arbor University, a strictly law fraternity. OVER $700.00 WORTH OF BASE BALL STOCK SOLD AL READY?MEETING LAST NIGjT. Manager Henry is meeting with deserved r.uecess in the sale of the Point Pleasant-Gallipolis base ball stoek and reports that over 8700.00 worth has been subscribed for. It is reported that President Ingels ha promises from Gallipolis parties for a good number of shares and from tht present outlook, it is not going tobt any trouble to sell the entire issue bv the time the season opens. Quite a number from here were over at Kanauga Sunday, viewing the proposed grounds and all of them S|>eak very highly of the site, saying i that it is an ideal sjwt and as level a> a floor. The management is negotiatinr Joe Mack, who piloted the Baltimor. team to the penant one year, fas playing manager. It is to be hopetl that they are successful in securing him, as he has a great reputation a> a fast player. At a meeting held last night, it. Gallipolis, it was practically decided to erect two parks, one at Kanaugj. and one out near the B. & O. depol on this side. Mr. John Smith had the honor ol signing the first contract. The following was taken from the Gallipolis Journal: Considerable stock has already been sold in the Point Pleasant Gallipolis Ball Club, but local people are reluctant to buy for fear the ball park will be located at Point Pleas ant instead of at Kanauga. There is objection to Kanauga be cause it is feared Sunday base ball will not be tolerated on this side o; the river. The Gallipolis contingent don't believe that Sunday base bali would be interfered with. As then is a bill pending in the legislature, however, to legalize Sunday ball, those who favor Kanauga will proba bly seek to defer action on the se lection of a ball park. It seems ap parent to all that Kanauga is the proper plaee to get the biggest crowds, it Sunday games will be j>er mitted. DEATH OF A CHILD. The six weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bonecutter, died Monday, March 1+th, at their home in Henderson, and was buried Tues day in the Henderson cemeterv. LEW CALLOWAY DEAD. Lew Calloway, colored, died in the Cincinnati Hospital Friday. His remains were sent here Sunday; in terment in Lone Oak cemetery Sun day afternoon. He was 48 years old. A good audience greeted The Lucy Lee Concert Co. Thursday night, and everybody enjoyed the fine enter tainment. MOTHER AND DAUGHTER BRUTALLY AS- r SAULTED BY FIEND IN HUMANE FORM Martin Spencer, living on theBar- Last Thursday night about nine deal. When the motherrcmonstref? to Jones, plaee near town, was here o'clock the same man returned, and ed with him and asked that he spm ! yesterday and tells of a criminal as- being refused admittance, broke her daughter, the brute' told her tc? sault being made on his wife and little down the door, grabbing Mrs. Spen- lav still or he would cut herd fourteen year old daughter, at.their cer, throwing her upon the bed. cut- throat, as he had a crowd with has* home last Thursday night about !> ting her jwinfully atmut the hands, and was not afraid of any one. o'clock. and choking her almost insensible, Mr. S|>encer was employed at the The story as related to us by Mr. succecdcd in tearing the clothes from time on the Robert P. Gilliam, whict? Spencer and told him by his wife is her and accomplishing his dastardly accounts for his not being at homer as follows: ' purpose. at the time the outrage was coo?? Early last week a strange man Not content with the awful crime milcd. presented himself at the home of the he had committed upon the mother. The mother is prostrated by the j Spencer's asking if thev had anv old he next turned his attention to the shock, and is in a critical condition i junk that they want to sell. L"ix>n little fourteen year old daughter, A warrant has been sworn out: | being informed that they had not, who had been trying all of the time against Kd. Bearc, alias Ed. Bartlett*. and after trjing to coax one of Mrs. to help her mother, in her feeble a junk dealer that came here from Spencer's little daughters to go up way, literally cut the clothing from I ronton, Ohio, sometime ago and his; i the creek with him, and failing, left. her. subjecting her to the same or- capture is momcntariallv expected. I NO STRIKE B. & 0. EMPLOYES TO GET SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE LN WAGES. Baltimore, March 12.?The wage Jispute between the conductors and trainmen and the B. & O. hasap|>ar ?ntly been satisfactorily adjusted and there will now be no strike on that account. It is stated that the em ployes will get a substantial wage increase although uot everything which they demanded. President Garrettson of the Con-' ductors, and President Lee of the Trainmen, jointly issued the follow ing statement: "An agreement between the offic ers of the Baltimore and Ohio and the conductors and trainm n of that line was reached through the efforts of Charles P. Neill, commissioner of labor, and Martin A. Knapp, chair man of the Inter-State Commerce Commission, after eight days of al most continuous conferences. The settlement includes freight, passen ger and yard service, and while not ill that was requested by the men in the original demands presented, it' means a substantial increase to all concerned. Thousands of men on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad can 1 >e thankfjl that, through the spirit if fairness shown on the past of the company and the committee, aided by the patient efforts and good judg ment of Commissioner Neill and Chairman Knapp, there has been avoided a serious strike, not only on this railroad, but on others in the eastern territory." BROWN'S PENSIONS. The following is a list of claims al lowed through the efforts of our pen non attorney, D. W. Brown, during the past week: Charles Thornton, of Central City, who drew a pension of ?12 per month under the new law, plac<*d under the old law at an increase to $14 per month. TillaL. Eckard, of McMechin, W. Va., widow of Calvin J. Eckard, late ? if Co. B, 13th W. Va. Inft.,wid-: ows original pension of Si 2 per mo. 1 This was a very difficult claim. \Vm. Klingenship, of Letart, late of Co. K, 187th Ohio Inft., increase from Si 7 per month, to ?24 per mo. Jesse Kearns, of Old Town, boun ty, arrears of pay, etc.. amoui.t not yet known. M r. Brown informs us that there were '3.875 soldiers died in the United States during the month of; February last. We see how rapidly j they are passing away. The defenders j of the nation should be taken care of1 in their old days. PAPER PLANT BURNS. Bluefield, W. Va., March 14.? The mechanical department of the Bluefield Evening Leader was gutted by fire this evening, with a loss ag gregating $10,000, partially covered by insurance. Two Lynotype ma chines, presses and other material were destroyed. An entire new plant was ordered at once. BEN REDMOND BOUND OVER. Ben Redmond, who on Monday night used a knife on Homer Kiser in a fight near the Fleetwood Hotel, was arranged before Police Judge MacCorkle this morning and bound over to the grand jury under a bond af 8500. Kiser who was placed in the Barber Sanitarium at the time of the aHrav, is out now and is getting along nicely?Charleston Mail. involuntary bankrupt. An involuntary petition in bank ruptcy has been filed in the United States Court against the Point Pleas ant Publishing company, publishersI of the Mason Republican, by O. B. Harper, and others and a process has been issued. The Mason Republican1 is a weekly pa|>er published at Point 1 leasant and has for some time been in a controversy with the State Gazette, of the same town, of which Mrs. I'oifenbarger is editor.?Charles ton Mail. HINKLE-ROUSH. A joining of lives and fortunes of considerable interest to those on the W est \ irginia side of the river is that of Miss HattieV. Roush, of Letart, to Prof. Pleasant A. Hinkle, of New 1 Haven. The ceremony took place at! the home of the bride and was per formed by Rev. S. A. Fisher and the couple went to housekeeping March +th near Letart. 'i'he wedding was a quiet one and witnessed by a few intimate friends. The couple were the recipients of many costly and beautiful presents, including a parlor organ and bedroom suit. Both the contracting parties are well known and justly popular. The groom has Iong been an able instructor in the West Virginia schools.?Pomeroy In dependent. ED. FILSON AT louisville. Capt. A. I. Scott, of Pittsburg, arrived in the city Wednesday in his sea-going yacht, Joe Scott, from a winter's cruise in Southern waters. Capt. Scott is accompanied by his wife, EdL. Filson, of Point Pleasant, W. V?.,?nd William Miller, of Smith-, land. The Joe Scott is tied up at the foot of Fifth avenue and will lav there until the arrival of friends of Capt. Scott, who are coming from Pittsburg to make the trip on the last lap of the homeward journey. Renwick Scott and family will join the party aboard the yacht?Courier Journal, Louisville. MOVED HIS OFFICE. Pension Attorney D. W. Brown has removed his office from the Moss man building, where he has been so long, to the back room of Judge Par son's building, next door to Point Pleasant Wholesale Grocery, and op posite front door of Court House. Mr. Brown has spent a life of usefulness in our county and state and we re joice at his prosperity, and hope for his welfare in his new home. Mrs. W. H. Vaught was calling on friends here Saturday. HOCKING VALLEY AND K.&M. CHANGE HANDS?TAE& IN BY C. & 0. Local railroad circles were advised.' yesterday that negotiations practical ly have been closed for the sate oC Hocking Valley properties and-that: the plan finally agreed upon- is for an partition of the system between 8w ChesaiH-akc and Ohio and the Later: : Shore and Michigan Southern. Itii." said an agreement has been rencbetS whereby the Hocking Valley proper will go the Chesapeake and Oh?and the Lake Shore will secure the Tofe? ; do and Ohio Central, while the two* com|>anies will join in a commot? ownership of the Kanawha & Michi gan. Thus will the constituent parts of the system be equitably divided The deal is said to have progressed so far that an official announcement may be made within a week. The proposed disposition of the* Hojking Valley will be effected in a. way harmonious with the view of the i different interests involved, and the* > action will clear up what has been * , rather difficult and embarrassing sit? i uation. The negotiations for the sale ofthe j road are said to have" been hastened-. 1 by the litigation now pending for ?'? ! dissolution of the Hocking Valley system. Some months ago the Obit*' ! Court issued and order directing the rclinquishment of the Toledo & Ohii? | Central on the ground that its con trol by the Hocking Valley wasc?i? trary to law in that the Toledo and Ohio Central Read was parallel to ; and competing with other lines ?r the Hocking Valley. The executkat. of this order jvas stayed pending ar gument on the appeal. This hasr been set down for June. Meanwhile.' the negotiations for the sale of the Hocking Valley properties have been.' pressed forward with a view to con cluding the deal before the hearing' on the appeal in this suit. With Ac proposed petition of the system ef i fccted, there will be no longer any : ground for the action which has been-. | [tending. Arrangements of the deal has in volved the consideration of very defi ! cate matters involving the rights and good will of other roads. This phase of the situation has presented numer ous difficulties, but these are said to have been smoothed away and a con clusion of the transactions in the near future is a virtual certainty. In June, 1904, ?6,92+,200 of the. ? outstanding Si 1,000,000 common stock of the Hocking Valley was sold to the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago- - and St. Louis, the Baltimore Sc Ohio, the Chesapeake and Ohio, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and the Erie. Each took a one-sixth in terest except the Pennsylvania,, which secured two-sixths. They" bought the stock at 105, giving th?&% control of the road. At the present", time it is figured the stock cost the* respective companies about 115 when* allowance is made for carrying: charges, etc. ! Mr. J. S. Spencer was called to* j Cincinnati on legal business last: ! Thursday.