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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. . ? VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA-. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23. 19X0. NO. 37 "UNCLE JOE" CANNON OVERRULED?DOWNFALL OF SPEAKER. Washington, March 19.?No long-. ct can "Uncle Joe" Cannon be called ? the Czar of the House of Eepresenta-1 tives. He continues as Speaker for the remainder of the Sixty-first Con gress, and" then will retire from the office he "wiB"then have held for eight years without interruption. But he will withdraw from the Committee on Rules, of which he is the Chairman. The committee as now consituted will be dissolved with in the nevt 10 days and a new com mittee chosen. The old committee, consisting of five members, was appointed by the Speaker in accordance with im memorial custom. The new committee will be double in sixe, and will be chosen by the - House. Six of the members will be Republicans selected by the caucus of that party. Four will be Democrats chosen at caucus of the minority. Thus theieepterof power inherent in the Speaker by virtue of his right, to name the Committee on ,Rules passes from Mr. Cannon, or any one who may succeed him as the Speaker of the House. After he had been removed from the committee "Uncle Joe!' met the expectations of those who were in his j confidence last night by offering to relinquish the Speakership. But this the Republicans would not ]>ermit. Therefore the picturesque septuagenarian from Illinois will con- 1 tinue to preside over the deliberations of the body to which he has belonged for 35 years, but it would be in accurate hereafter to designate him 1 as the man second in power in the Federal Government. The Republican insurgents and Democrats consummated their victory over the Republican regulars late Sat urdav afternoon. WORK STARTED ON THE VIRGINIA. Work was started on the stranded Virginia at Willow Grove Monday, and the indications arc that the blast of her siren will soon be heard echoing in the hills *long the Ohio. The work is beine done by the Kana wha Dock Co., of this place, and the contract includes all repairs and ]>ainting. The cargo which is on the boat will be removed and placed in ? barges whence it will be towed to Cincinnati by the towboat Watson. The stranded packet will be almost a new boat when the present task of . remodeling it is finished, and this work should not occupy more than 1 three weeks. The boat will be got- ' ten into the river by a skid built in a ; trench. HORRIBLY BURNED. Mrs. John Ellis, living near Flat I Rock, was terribly burned, yesterday morning. She was helping Mr. Ellis : burn some brush a short distance! from the house, when her clothes became ignited, presumably from a ! spark from the brush pile. Her clothing was a mass of flames in a moment. Mr. Ellis in an effort to extinguish the fire had his hands so | badly burned that it is thought that1 he will lose all ol the fingers on one j hand. The Doctors entertain small; hope for the recovery of Mrs. Ellis,: as she was burned all over the entire i body and it is thought that she in haled some of the flames. SPECIAL SERVICES. There will be two special services at Trinity Church next Sunday, j The subject of the morning "Build- ] ingforGod". The Free Masons of this lodge will attend this service. The evening sermon to deal with the facts of the Ressurrection. Special sermons have been arranged for both these services. Regiiter *1.00 a rear. BALLPARK WILL BE IN SAME PUCE AS LAST YEAR ?MANAGES SECURED. It has been definately decided by ; the managers of the Point Pleasant -} Gallipolis Ball Team, to use the old I ball park for this season. Permission has been given by the B. & O. rail- i toad to cut down all of the trees along the third base line and in left field. This has always been the1 drawback at that place for a park, f With the trees oat it will make an j ideal place to play the great Ameri can game. Manager Henry has prices on the lumber and posts for the fence and grand stand, and work will begin on the contract as soon .as the lease comes on from the railroad people. The grand stand will be made to accommodate five hundred, and the bleachers double that num ber. It was impossible to secure a park on the Ohio side, where the i. manager wanted it, so it is not: known as yet whether they will build a park over there or not. The following players have signed i to date: Everett Morgan, catcher, ! David Glenn, a six footer, from Lan caster, pitcher, John Smith, out fiekd, Robert Harrison, pitcher, who' played here last season, and "Red-: dy" Mack, formerly of the Baltimore team has signed as playing manager. Mr. Mack will be here in a few days to talk matters over with the direct ors. MIDDLEPORT FOLKS TOO SLOW, j V A Middleport subscriber subscrib ing himself "A Victim of the Un civilized" writes as follows: "An' angel abroad, a devil at home.*' "A gentleman abroad, a loafer at home " The above are old but trite sayings, though one present on the river ex cursion on the steamer Tacoma would hardly credit the latter as true?at least, after the rush and scramble for place at table made by numerous of the down-river folks at the dinner hour Sunday last. To say the con duct of some was undignified is pat ting it entirely too mildly?it was next to brutish, for none but the hog, of the animal kingdom will attempt to root by force another from the feed trough. After the trip we were ready to congratulate ourselves on the fact that we were not from Gallipolis?Pomerov Independent. WONDERLAND IMPROVED. The management of "Wonderland" is to be congratulated upon the recent improvements to that popular place 1 of amusement. A new flooring, with an elevation of the nice opera chairs, so lately installed, greatly enhances the comfort and pleasure of the au dience, while thoroughly emphasizing the progressive spirit of our wide awake townsman, Mr. Art Cottrill. ' THANKS^ Mr. Will Needham, managing editor of the Point Pleasant Register, was in town Tuesday evening on business. Mr. Needham is doing well and has improved the Register considerably since becoming its man ager.?Gallipolis Tribune. IMPORTANT BUSINESS CHANGE. We understand that Mr. J. C. ] Franklin, has purchased the interest ; of Mr. E. B. Sisler, in the E. B.! Sisler & Co., and the Union Clothing; Co. stores, and took charge of the same yesterday. Mr. Franklin is well and favorably known in this community having been in business here with the H. G. Nease Company, for over twenty years. We do not know anything about Mr. Sister's future plans. Mr. Will Bird has opened up a Novelty Picture Gallery, in the second floor of the Stortz Building, opposite Mrs. L. J. Williamson's millinery store. FIVE MILLION WILL BE ABOUT THE AMOUNT IN THE DEBT CASE. Washington, D. C., March 21.?' The debt case report by Littlefield was gone over carefully today by At torney General Conley, of West Vir ginia, who saw tt for the first time. While he has not yet folly digested it, he concludes from casual examina-j tion, that the amount to be finally | paid by West Virginia wil not exceed ' five million dollars. Further, Conley 1 believes the greater part of that sum j will be reduced by the time the su- j preme court makes a final decision. i It counts much in the Conlev mind, that Virginia attorneys are much disappointed over the Littlefield re-. port as they realixe it is much more favorable to West Virginia than was1 expected. Couley was at supreme court today learning that thirty days time had been granted both sides for thorough study of the report and for filing of exceptions. With ex-Senators Spoon- j er and Carlisle and other West Vir- j ginia counsel, General Conley will go: over the case fully in New York next1 Monday. Arrangements for a con-! ference having been made by tele phone today. AWARDED $9,000 DAMAGE! The case in the Kanawha circuit j court of Essie Moore vs. the Kana-' wha and Michigan railroad company,' which has been going on since Mon- i day, was finished Tuesday evening, j the jury in the case finding for the i plaintiff and assessing her damages at 89,000. She sued the company ; for ?10,000. Her husband while working for the railroad company during the summer of 1908 having been struck on thahead by a pile driver and killed. There were quite a number of witnesses in the case. Judge John L. Whitten, of Point Pleasant, and Littlepage, Bledsoe and Cato of this city represented Mrs. Moore while the interests of the com pany were looked after by Attorneys Black and Couch of the firm of Brown, Jackson and Knight. The jury was dismissed yesterday I evening after finishing this case and will report Thursday morning. Judge Burdett did not hold court today.? ' Charleston Mail. BALLETS COMET APRIL 1ST. The Scientific American says that; Hallev's comet will be visible to the naked eye April 1st in the morning! just before sunrise. On May 18th the earth will plunge into the tail of the comet, affording a wonderful meteoric display similar to the time "when thestars fell" in 18SS. After May 18th the comet will be visible for some time after sunset. BOGUS U. S. DRAFTS. Detective Rupert Kavser, returned from Huntington, Ashland and Cat- ! lettsburg and other points down the river, Monday. He is making an especial effort to land Ed. Beare, alias Ed. Bartlett, who committed an outrage on Mrs. Martin Spencer and little daughter a week or so ago. He is also on the lookout for a man masquerading as a sailor, who is pass ing bogus U. S. Drafts. The man was last seen at Bluefield where he worked the drafts on parties there.! The man is wearing the uniform of1 the U. S. Hancock, and has that emblem on his cap, signs himself Harry West. Chief Wilkie, of the U. S. Secret Service is anxious to| apprehend him. Bring the news to this office. We are always glad to have our subscribers send or bring us items of news. If each one of our large list of readers would give us one item each week what a grand local paper we could I have. Send in anything but politics | and we shall be thankful. DROPPED DEAD MATTHEW WHUTINGTON FALLS DEAD IN FIELD NEAR HOME. Matthew Whittington, while feed ing his stock, in a field near his home, in Union District, was seized with a stroke of apoplexy, from which he did before they could pet him to the: house. "The deceased was 68 years old and had been a resident of this county all of tils life. He leaves a wife and eleten children to mourn his sudden denlise. The funeral services will be heli at Hickory Cbapci and burial at the Rice Cemetery. At the time of goidg to press, the time of the funer al had ant been set, as several of the children reside at some distance from bert and it was not known just when thej^ would be able to get here He was a man of fine moral char acter, and sturdy constitution, and he continued to be active in his ac customed pursuits till lone past the age at which men ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers. Although Mr. Whittington was a metbber of no church, he exemplified by (lis pure and bonorale life, the teachings of the golden rule, and un failingly evinced a practical piety that will lorg be remembered as the best of professions. Our sympathy and that of the en tire community, goes out to the large family of bereaved ones. MARRIED HERE. A wedding which came as a sur prise to the many friends of the con tracting parties was that of Miss Freda L. Epple, daughter of Mrs. George Epple, to Mr. Fred VV. Eiselstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Abe Eiselstein. Both the contracting parties are popular voung |>eople of this city and , will have the best wishes of all on , their journey through life together, j The marriage was solemnized at the j parsonage of Trinity Methodist I church at Point Pleasant Thursday; afternoon, the pastor, Rev. J. S.' Pullin, officiating. The attendants j were Miss Anna Hepp and Mr. Her-; man Mees. On the return of the j party to P?m?roy a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's mother. The groom is employed in the master mechanic's office at Hobson yards, and the bride was until lately employed as stenographer by the American Pipe Organ Company in this city.?Pomerov Independent. FROM MASON COUNTY. For the purpose of paying their last respect to the mortal remains of the late Douglas E. Hughes, whose funeral occurs this morning, a party of his friends from Mason county, ar rived here last night. In the party i was Sheriff John Austin, Postmaster | John F. Lewis, Senator Geo. Cossin, j and A. L. Boggess, all of Point! Pleasant, and men who had for years ; been numbered among the warmest j friends of the decedent.?Herald- | Dispatch, Huntington, Friday. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company held the annual stock holders* meeting yesterday. The following directors were elected: George B. Cox, C. H. Davis, J. S. Spencer, S. D. Goff, J. F. Heady, Lewis A. Ireton and John G. Hoyt. The directors organized and elected John G. Hoyt, president; L. A. Ireton, vice president; Herman Brock man, secretary, and George B. Cox, treasurer.?Cincinnati Commer cial-Tribune. KNIGHTS TEMPLAR BANQUETS. Last night, at the residence ofj Mr. and Mrs. Tol Stribling, the Franklin Commander}' Knights Tem-i plar was served by the Guild ofj Christ Church with a luncheon, which was most pleasing in its appoint ments and thoroughly enjoyable. SEN. ELKINS SPEAKS AT LENGTH ON THE NEW RAIL ROAD BILL. Washington, D. C., March 21.? Senator Elkins today made a notable speech, demanding the passage of the railroad bill, approved by Presi dent Taft. and the West Virginia i senator not only expressed his own convictions, concerning such needed legislation, but threw himself un: reservedly on the President's side. Elkins not only supported the admin istration measure, but answered the attacks ofCummins, who took several days to assail the measure. Elkins denied the Cummins aspersion that the adminstration bill had been drawn up by capitalists in New ^ ork and rushed through the committee with out consideration of amendments. He made a strong defense of the bill and declared that while seven big railroad presidents had aikcd the President to cause changes in the text, the President had refused and the bill stands fully reflecting the President's views and demands. The Elkins speech was a most' notable tribute to the Taft adminis- j tration measures, yet delivered in the i senate and was given much attention by fellow senators. GOOD P1CIURE0F LATECAPT. M'GOFFDi Coonof GalllpolU Tribune. A SUGGESTION. It has been frequently srgicsted and the suggestion i< a good one, for every farmer to ])Wt his name and ; the name of his farm on his ro?*l-gate. Not only would persons driving to a i place more easily find it, but it would ! add more pleasure and interest to people driving from place to place. This last result would have special effert with regard, to well kept and pretty houses. An observing person will seldom pass a beautiful farm without desiring to know who is its enterprising owner. CARD OF THANKS. / \ Through the columns of this pa per we desire to return our warmest thanks to the citixens of this com munity for kindness and sympathy extended to us during the sickness and death of our good friend, T. F. Kimberling. H. R. Vance and wife, Ella Christ fcnd daughter. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last re port: Samuel N. Hartley and Lillie B. Oliver. W. S. Sayre and Mrs. Ida New berry. James Dodson and Mrs. Rachel Smith. Fred W. Eiselstein and Freda L. Epple. Frank C. Hall and Mrs. Sarah L. Do well. L. A. Greenlee and Sarah Bum gmrner. J. F. Watts and Mrs. J. F. Day. Harry Day, of Mercers Bottom was here yesterday. Mr Day negotiating with the .K & M. for position as fireman. AGED CITIZEN ? PASSES AWAY AT HIS HOME IN ROBDiSOS D1ST.-T. F. QMBERLING CALLED. ' Mr. T. F. Kimberling, an aged pioneer of this county, died at his i home in Robinson District, lost Thursday, at the advanced age of 167 years. The deceased was born in Tenn essee, March +, 18+8, and came to this county when he was about 27. years old, having resided here con tinuously ever since. For years he conducted a. grocery and meat business here, always be ing courteous, straight-forward and upright in his business relations with the people. At the time, of his death he was living on a farm that he had purchased from the Rose berry's heir*, in Robinson District and which he was able to work, up to about six weeks ago, when he was taken ill with pneumonia from which he died last Thursday.. No known relatives survive him., but oceans of friends " are left to grieve the departure of a life-lonjc friend and good neighbor. He was -not a member of any church, but his friends testify to hit christian character, and cherish the hope that he rested safely upon the atonement of Jesus Christ. His lact words were expressive of peace in God and a willingness to depart and be at rest with Him. He was a man of generous impul ses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. The stranger,, even though a begger, never failed to' find food and shelter, if he sought it at his hands, and he was at home by the bedside of the sick and delighted in all kinds and neighborly offices. But he is gone. Another name is stricken from the ever lessing roll of our old settlers, and the many friends are left to attest how sadly they miss him. It must evcr-be so; these ten der human ties cannot be severed'' without a pang. His life work was done, and well done. The last services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock^ Rev. Pullins officiating. The flowers were many and beautiful. After the services all that was mortal of this grand old man was tenderly convey ed to the Lone Oak cemetery, where he now sleeps in peace. JAIL EXAMINED. The special committer appointed' to investigate condition at the county jail, made the investigation Monday, and found even-thing in good shape. The jail was found to be in a good: sanitary condition and Sheriff Austin was complimented thereon. The committee offered some suggestion regarding some of the out-building, but nothing that reflected on the Sheriff in any way. The committee was composed of Dr. Hugh Barbee,. Dr. McElfresh and Milton Selby.. FIVE THOUSAND APPROPRIATED.. Washington, D. C., March 21. ' Senator Scott today introduced a res olution authorizing the opening of" dams on the Big Kanawha river, when necessary to float coal ship ments to the Ohio. Senator Scott also had passed s bill giving $5,000 additional for the completion of the Point Pleasant: monument. ONLY ONCE IN A LIFE TOIL Mr. Will W. Bryan, of Point Pleasant, U. S. Express Agent, was in town Friday looking well. He says be is afraid to get sick for once in awhile they get out of doctors in Point Pleasant. A short time ago? Dr. Moss man was in Texes, Dr. McElfresh was at Hot Springs, Dr_ Neale side, Dr. Barbee in Columbus Hospital with appendicitis, Dr. Love down with pneumonia and Dr. Fade ly down with the grip. Then it was they leaned on Henderson and Galli? polis.?Gallipolis Tribune, Saturday..