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POINT PLEASANT BEGISTER. VOLUME .47. NO. 38 TIGER FORK COMPANY STRIKE 600 BARREL WELL ON THEIR LEASE. Stockholders in tbe Tiger Fork Oil and Gas Company here are rejoicing greatly over the news received San day from Bremen, O., that their well No. 2 there had been drilled in, shot and is now producing about 600 bar rels of oil daily. The Tiger Fork Company's well is located less than 300 feet away from the well recently drilled in on a town lot in Bremen and which also proved to be a 600-barrel gusher, and and as this is still flowing at the rate of 300 barrels a daf, the members of the company here feel confident that the production will hold out. Their well No. 1, which is ctoier to the gusher recently struck hits also been drilled into the sand at the .depth of 2+89 feet and as soon as it is recased, and the damages caused by tbe premature explosion of an anchor shot, repair ed, this well will also be shot with 90 quarts of nitroglycerine and a flow 4 equal to the No. 2 which came in Saturday, is Expected. The Tiger Fork Company, has its home offices at Charleston and and a large proportion of the stockholders are Point Pleasant people. The of ficials of the company are: R. M. Young, President; Ed. P. Arrington, Vice-President: H. M. Carson, Treasurer; J. L. Gaston, Secretary, and William Wagner, field manager. Several big producers have recent ly been struck at Bremen and mem bers of the local company believe that their prospects for striking oth er paying sections of the sand in the territory are good. ' STRIKE CANT BE AVERTED. ? Cincinnati, March 29.?The de claration of a strike of the union ^. miners of the United Stales seemed but a few hours away when the dele gates of the I'nited Mine Workers convention met this afternoon to out line a course as a result of the sine die adjournment without agreement of the joint conference of miners and operators of the central competitive field. The adjournment of the conference followed an all morning discussion. EASTER AT THE CHURCHES. Appropriate Easter exercises were held throughout the town in the different churches, all of which were handsomely decorated for the oc casion, while the several choirs vied with each other in the rendition of beautiful Easter music. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last re port: Harry C. Day and Ida G. Bird. Alfred I.. Cook and Ida A. Ed wards. James Dowell and Mrs. Lucy War ner-Hall. Charles Sharp and Maggie Young. Roy Donald Moore and Lucille Esther Dyke. Ercel E. Xidav and Ollie E. Kan ous. J. W. Rodgers and Vina F. Rain ev. DYNAMITE VS. PLOW. Spartanburg, S. C., March 22.? J. Henry Caldwell, a farmer, near here, broke up an acre of land to-day with 800 charges of dynamite, the explosive being used instead of the plow. Mr. Caldwell claims that blasting land with dynamite is the best method for subsoiling, and that it can be done more cheaply than by manunl labor. Many persons from the city and the county were present to witness the experiment. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Needham. are moving into Mr. HoofTs property, on Viand street. j IN 12 YEARS ALL THE LOCKS AND DAUS ?01 EE COMPLETED. Washington, D. C.,?The com ' pletion of the Ohio river improvement within twelve years, an annual appropriation sufficient to accomplish this and the giving of precedence J over all other river projects of the ; Ohio river, will be recommended to the senate, when the senate com mittee on commerce reports the rivers and harbors bill which will be within a few days. The decision on these matters was reached today. It was done largely through the efforts of Senator Elkins, who during the illness of Senator Frye, is acting chairman of the com mittee and has been all the time that the river and harbor bill has been be fore the committee. Senator Elkins called the attention I of the committee to the importance. of the Ohio, the waste in appropriat ing small sums for its improvement and the recommendation of the presi dent that the Ohio be taken up next, and pushed through to completion. It was unanimously agreed this policy should be recommended by the com mittee and an earnest effort will be made to have the suggestions adopted bj the senate and agreed to by the house. The carrying out of the Ohio river improvement project will require, in round numbers something like sixty million dollars from now on The policy advocated bv the senate com mittee is to appropriate an average of five million dollars a year, and au thorize the construction work to be carried on jis Cist as possible until completed. The bill, as it passed the house carried appropriations of $2,000,000 and the senate has added Si,000,000 which is considered suf ficient for the coming year. Senator Elkins is enthusiastic to night over his success in having the improvement of the Ohio declared ol", prime im|H)rta*ce and having its im orovement authorized in advance of other projects. Should the house disagree with this proposition, Senator Elkins, from his |>osition on the senate committee, would undoubtedly be a member of the conference committee, and would have much to say in regard to the agreement of the bill so that it seems reasonably certain that these will be in the bill as finally passed. ADDISON YODNG DIES AT HIS HOME LN MASON CITY, IN HIS EIGHTIETH YEAR. Addison Young, an old resident of I Mason City, died at his home there Friday noon as the result of a coo-1 plication of diseases from which he had been a sufferer for several years. Mr. Young was in his eightieth year and was a pioneer Mason, having been a charter member of Clifton lodge now located at Mason City. He leaves a wife, formerly Miss Caroline Matheny, and seven daugh | ters, as follows: Mrs. Chas. Mees, of this city, Mrs. Dana Mertz, of Pomeroy, Mrs. Roy Sherman, of Mason City, Mrs. Robert Stevens, of Cincinnati and Mrs. Harry Allemang, Mrs. Henry ' Stitt, Mrs. Binas Nutter, all of Sullivan, Ind. The funeral services were conduct ed from the home Sunday afternoon, followed by interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, at Mason. SMALL CHILD DIES. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Saver and grand-daught er of Mr. Hugh Dougherty, of Flat Rock, died Tuesday morning. Thus over a happy home the shadows of a little grave has fallen; and as anoth er has said, it is wonderful how long a shadow a little grave can throw. Mrs. S. J. Carlisle, ofWyoma, was here Monday, Shopping. A SANE VIEW OF THE RATE RAISING PROPOSITION. A communication to the Waterloo, La., Courier, purporting to come from "A Telephone Patron," comments ; in an interesting *ay on the justice of raising telephone rates. The main argument is as follows: I make no pretense of being posted about the telephone business, but 1 j did attend a country school and learn ed reading, writing and arithmetic; when I was a bey, and I can do sums i in addition, substruction and multi plication. Therefore I know that if j it is true that it takes a dollar and a half to buy, on the average, as much as a dollar would buy in the past, the dollar and a half that the Times Tribune says the telephone company wants for a residence telephone is no more than a dollar would have been before And the three dollars which it says the telephone company wants for! a business telephone is no more than two dollars would have been before. Furthermore, when President Taft and the highest authorities among the bankers and professors ot political economy in the universities all agree and tell us that it is the increase in the production of gold that causes the three dollars to be worth no more now than the two dollars was before: and, when all these authorities tell us that the supply of gold and the amount of money per capita in circu lation is almost certain to increase still more, and, pcrh:t|>s faster in the future than it has increased in the past, and that, therefore, the time will come when four dollars will be wortli as little as two dollars was be fore, how can the Times-Tribune, or the City Council, or anybody else fix a rate for telephones that may be depended upon for some time to come," any more than those same DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT. Mr. L. V. Somerville and Miss Mary Work narrowly esca|>ed a very serious accident Sunday evening. While driving rapidly toward town, the horse became frightened, near Lone Oak cemetery, at some youngs ters perched on a fence, and in at tempting to prevent the animal from whirling to go back buggy overturned, the occupants dashed to the ground, and were most fortunate in getting otf with some rather severe bruises. Dr. McElfresh, happening along, conveyed Miss Work to her home Liter, Mr. Somerville, with assist ance, jiatched up his buggy, and was able to reach hi? home safely. Miss Work s only injury was a bruised arm, but Mr. Somerville sustained a hurt on his forehead, and <| jite a ? rench of the right side, from which he has suffered considerably. THE FOUR O'CLOCK CLUB. The Four O'clock Club met with Mrs. M. M. Bryan, last Thursday. At the conclusion of the program, the hospitable hostess served de liciouslv refreshing ices, which every body especially enjoyed, owing to the unseasonably warm, oppres s i v e weather. The Misses Howard will entertain the Club tomorrow after noon. Glass will be the topic under discussion. MAY EXTEND SERVICE. If the citizens of Syracuse, Racine, Mason City and Hartford will guaran tee sufficient patronage, the Pomeroy ; &Middleport Light Company will ex tend its service to these towns in the near future and furnish the current at parctically the same cost as if pro duced at home. The company is now making an investigation of the conditions in these several towns. ?Pomeroy Independent. , Mrs. P* A. Altraan, of Cincinnati,' has joined her husband at the Spen cer Hotel. Mrs. Altman and dau ghter spent several weeks here last summer and made many friends. ' people could fix * price on hogs or .farm wages or electrician's wages ro telephone poles or *ire or copper or 1 anything else, and keep it fixed with : oat any change '' for some time to come?" [ Farm hands hate had their wages raited from eighteen to thirty-six dollars a month, so that I know it ?tftkdy takes four dollars to go as far as two dollars used to go in paying wages on the farm, and I am told that the carpenters, masons and electricians have had their wages doubled also. I heard of a merchant in an Illinois town arguing hard against changing telephone rates and a man who heard it said to him: ' 'Then on prin'ciple you oppose raising prices?" Yes, replied the merchant, "I am opposed to this raising of prices, on principle." "I am glad to hear it," said the cus tomer. "Just send up to my home, this, that and the other, $500.00 *orth of each, and I'll pay you at the same prices you charged when I first began trading with you." Do you think that merchant's objection to raising prices stood this test.' In a neighboring eountv-seat the farmers took this same attitude, that their telephone rates should be fixed and unchangeable?and complained when the local company made a slight raise. Their complaint went so -ar that they said it was trickery for the manager to charge more now than the figure he asked years ago when they first became patrons. The manager replied that he would let them have their telephones for noth ing if they would let him have all the hogs, horses, cattle, corn, oats and hay he wanted at the figures he had paid them when they first took their telephones in his exchange. IDEAL EASTER WEATHER. The warm, bright Raster sunshine brought out an unusually large num ber of Sunday school children. It was a noticeable fact that the major ity of these (even the tiniest toddles) were attractively bedecked with a yellow "Easter flower." Beautiful, happy thought! An Easter inspira tion in itself. For, doubtless, the golden glow of those early spring blossoms (of which each wearer was so proudly conscious,) the joyous sound of youthful voices, the sparkle of eager, young eyes, the busy clattcr of childish feet (Kissing on through the dazzling sunshine of a day which March seemed to have borrowed from May, will be remembered by many, when other recollections of the most unusual 1910 Easter Sunday will have been entirely obliterated. BLRHALTER'S BODY FOUND. The decomi>osed body of Joseph C. Berhalter, who formerly lived here and had been missing since Feb. 14th, was found floating in the Ohio river at Mingo Junction Sunday. Ber halter was superintendent at the dam being constructed at Browns Island, and it is supposed he was drowned in attempting to cross the stream to his work by walking on treacherous ice. He was tortv-nine , years old, and leaves wife and two j sons. He came originally from St. Albans, W. \ a. LOCAL LODGE ATTENDS BANQUET. Sixteen members of the local lodge, Modern Woodmen of America, at tended the banquet and initiation ceremonies -at Gallipolis last Friday night. A class of sixty-five was taken in, after which a nice banquet was served by chef Nick North. All the boys from here report a good time. Several other visiting lodges were present, plates being laid for about three hundred. The members from here returned the same night by special street ear. Register 11.00 k TNT. DETHRONEMENT OF SPEAKER CANNON HAY BE FORCED BY INSURGENTS. Washington, March 28.?Many ol the insurgent Republicans of the house, who last Saturday voted to retain Speaker Cannon in the chair, are "hearing from home," according 'to reports in circulation about the j capital. These advices are said to be not at all reassuring. Following close upon this informa tion came statements from several i that the war against "Catmonism" is i to go on to the extent of ultimately j causing the dethronement of Speaker i Cannon, the election of his successor ! and the complete reformation of the rules of the house. The overthrow of the speaker and the taking away from the speakership of all power to influ ence legislation unduly are aimed at. Some of the insurgents discussed these subjects freely today. A proposition to remove Sjieaker Cannon by means of Ute combined vote of Democrats atiiWSurgents and substitute in his place AsherC. Hinds, t^e parliamentarian of tlie house, is one of the plans which several insur gents advocated today. The idea ft placing in the shaker's chair a pure parliamentarian, not a member of the house, who would be entirely unin fluenced by considerations of partisan advantage, was pointed out by Rep resentative Poindexter of Washing ton, and others, as the logical and proper course. Under the constitu tion, the house may choose .1 speaker who is itot a member of the body. Representative Poindexter, who is one of the prominent members oi the insurgent body, said: "This initial reform which we have accomplished must be followed by others. The whole trouble in which the house finds jtself is caused by the joining of the power of the s|>caker with that of the leader <>f the major ity. The English plan of having an expert ]>arliamentarian instead of a politician or a presiding officer is the only correct one. As long as we sclect a party leader as s|?eaker, just so long will we have partisan and un fair rulings from the cliair. "When the house adopted the Norris resolut'on the other day, it was a vote of no confidence, in S|>eakcr Cannon, nnd lie suould have have resigned. As he diil n"t do sn, we should de|>ose him. With that accomplished, 1 thimk we should elect Mr.Hinds. I believe a major ity of the house would vote for it. Surely, the Democrats and the in surgents would. BIG IMPROVEMENT ICE PLANT AND COLD STORAGE WARE HOUSE TO BE ERECTED. We hav^. just learned that the Point Ple'asant Water & Light Co. are now having plans made for the enlargement of their |>ower plant, and equipping it so as to furnish con tinuous current day and night. 1 he company will also build an ice plant and cold storage warehouse on the site of and in connection with their plant, thus greatly reducing the ex pense usually incident to an ice and cold stoiage plant when operated by independent |x>wer. W c understand that the latest ice machines will be used and the capacity of the plant will be twenty-five tons per day. The cold storage warehouse will be large enough to fully accommo date all the present requirements of this vicinity and will be so construct ed, that its cajiacity can be increased as business may require. K & M. IMPROVEMENTS AT KANAUGA. Contractor Chas. Roomer and a large force of men are at work, rais ing the approach to the bridge, on the Ohio side. The new management of the K. & M. will spend Si00,000 at Kanauga this spring; and summer, raising the track and straightening it out at that point. It is said that Kanauga will be the end of a division, and large yards builded later on. BASE BALL PARK PRESENTS LIVELY SCENE THESE DAYS URGE FORCE AT WORL Manager Henry b*3 had quite a force of men and teams at work, over at the ball park, for the past week. They are removing all of the tree* out along the third base line and in ' left field and have put down tiling to that the grounds will drain quickly ; and dry rapidly. Monday a carload of telephone poles was ordered for the fence and work on that line will go rapidly forward, just as soon as | they arrive. Some of the jreungsten I who have been thinking that they would perch themselves on the B. &' O. embankment, and witness the games from there, free of charge, will be greatly disappointed to learn that i>crmission has been granted by the railroad permitting the team to erect a fence along there. The Ohio State League attempted to put a team in at Huntington and play their games at Camden Park, against the Virginia Valley League, but the Secretary of National Asso ciation of Professional B. B. Clubs, has ruled against them. One of the rules being that all league teams shall be at least five miles apart. The V. V. League having their fran chise and being on the ground first, were entitled to this decision. Playing manager "Reddy" Mack, writes from Newport, Ky., that he has seven players there, working out every day mid that they will be in fine form by the time they report here on April 15th. The stock is not selling as rapidly as the promoters had hoped for, the the people thinking, no doubt, that the team is a sure go with what stock has already been sold. Such is not the case. It cost money, and lots of it, to build and fence a ball park such as we will have when complet ed. Put your shoulder to the wheel and help the boys along. The next regular meeting of the league will be held at Charleston, i on April S, at which time President < Spinney and Secretary Dugan will attend with copies of their schudule and the rules of the league, the same to be adopted at this meeting. This will very likelv be the last meeting of the league before the opening of the season on May 5. Joe (Reddy) Mack, the Newport Kv., boy who will handle the Point Pleasant, Club, has made offers to First Baseman Mullenkamp and I Pitcher Jack Thaylor, two local boys who have been with the Saturday Afternoon League and the K. I. O. 1 League. Mack is getting together a tine team for the up-the-river metro jwlis, ajxl his years of experience as a minor league manager arc assisting t him greatly.?Commercial Tribune. WIU SPEND SEVEN MILLION. We see by the State Journal of Thursday that the C. & O. people are planning to spend seven millions for the improvement of their track from Point Pleasant to Corning near Athens. Through car service will be instituted from the junction at Gau ley Bridge by way of K. & M. toAr mitage, a mile and a half from Ath ens and from there over the Hocking Valley to Toledo. The heavy grades on the river division of the Hocking Valley would preclude the running of through trains. WHITEWASH SEASON. The "whitewash season,, is ap proaching and a receipt to make whitewash that will not crumble off may be of use to someone who reads this. It is tbe formula used by Uncle Sam at the various government works. Ten parts fresh slacked lime and one part hydraulic cement. Mix well with salt water and apply thin. If you want to raise the garden that you have planted, you should water it, as the way it looks now there is small prospects of rain.