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DON! FAIL TO READ "THE THIRD DEGREE" THE MOST POPULAR NOVEL OF THE DAY?IN US PAPER BEGINNING WTOI THE NEXT ISSUE POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. "X BIG MEETING and John Hutchinson, Secretary. President Inch's, in a neat little speech, introduced Prosccutor B. H. Blagg who in turn introduced Mr. Spinnev. Atty. Blagg's speech was received by round after round of ap plause, .uid seemed to voice the sentiment of all j-resent- President Spinnev spoke of the Leagues" affairs in general and answered a number of questions relative to the local team. About $200.00 more stick was sold ; at thus meeting and we think from the enthusiasm shown, that the en tire amount necessary will be forth coming. The car loa 1 of telephone poles that were ordered for |x>sts for the fence, have arrived and the (1 (">,000 feet) of fencing lumber is now on the grounds. Work on the fence was started today and will be done by, local parties. AT THE S?ENCER ASSEMBLY HAIL EY BASE BALL ENTHUSIASTS. Affairs in base ball circles have materially brightened up in the last few days, it being now thought that all the stock necessary to make this team a success, will be sold. President John A. Spinnev, of the Virginia Valley League, was here Monday and a big meeting was held at the Spencer Assembly Hall that night, which was largely attended by the citizens. President Ingels was made chairman of the meeting PRESIDENT JOHN A. SPINNEY OF THE VIRGINIA VALLEY LEAGUE. PRESIDENT CLYDE INGELS OF THE POINT ?. plbasant-oallipolis team. A letter from manager Joe. Mack, ' this morning, says that he has sign ed up three more players. Manager Mack will report here some time be tween April 15 and IS and the play ers will follow on the 20th. Mack thinks he will have the best team in the league and the experience he nas had with former teams, makes it a pretty safe bet that he will have a fast bunch of ball tossers for here when play ball" is called. Um pires Resch and Landav have signed contracts. Resch was with the Blue Grass League last year and Landay with the Cotton States League. Both are said to be good men. At the meeting held in Charleston, 'ast Sanday, a schedule was adopted and the league rules were accepted after being revised to suit local con ditions. After the meeting a nice ' "banquet was served at the Kanawha HVitel. BEAD BROKE IS STATE METROPOLIS-WHEELING WITH OUT FUNDS. Wheeling, April. *?1Wheeling is. broke without prospect of raisin? any money with which to pay the city's "hired men" for three months at least The problem of how to keep the mu-j nicipality going is one that will rack the brains of the city officials this week. The public works fund was ex hausted Saturday, when the employes of all public utility departments re ceived their pay. The police, fire, engineering and health departments have not been paid since March 15, the general fund being exhausted at that time. The problem is the most serious one, in a financial way, that has faced the city officials for years. Formerly, when appropriations ran out, employes were paid with out standing orders, which were redeem ed as soon as funds became available Orders to the amount of 122,000 were taken up at the beginning of tile present fiscal year, which is causing the piesent deficit. Owing to the provisions of a recent State law a municipality cannot le gally issue over-drafts. What is making the situation more serious is the question of garbage eol lection. The men employed by the 1 contractor, seeing no money insight, I are quitting, and a temporary sus pension of the work of collecting the city's refuse may result. IN PITTSBURG TRADE. Captain Green s steamer Green- j land will be entered in the Pittsburg and Cincinnati tr;ide next Saturday. ; The Greenland has been operating; i:i the Charleston and Cincinnati trade , for several years. Since the Virginia . stranded in the Jackson county corn field the Pittsburg and Cincinnti line j has not been operating any boats in t this trade which leaves a splendid opening for the Greeland which al ways has been a favorite. The steam er will be commanded bv Capt. Jessie , Hughes. Those present were: C. \V . Alex ander and H. H. Henry, represent- 1 ing Point Pleasant; W. Wilson, from. Ashland; "Si" Young and J. Han-' ver, from Huntington; F. E. Smart, | from Montgomery; Frank Stout,' from Parkersburg: J- Benny, W. I. j Campbell, Jos. Webrie and John C. I Bond, from Charleston, besides Pres ident Spinney and Secretary Dugan. | While the schedule for the League j has not been officially adopted it has < practically been agreed upon and will ! be given out to the newspapers about j April 10 after a few minor changes' have been made. Point Pleasant will open the season on May 5, at Parkersburg for three games after, which Parkersburg will be here for I three games, starting Sunday, May j eight. The team will then be away from home for 12 games. Ashland will open at Huntington and Mont gomery at Charleston on same date. ? The following statement shows the condition of the team at this writing: Amount of stock subscrib ed _.Sl050.00. | Amount paid in 540.00. | Franchise cost 115.00. j Charter 15.00. j Fixing up grounds, etc.,... 105.00. j Bills due in near future Uniforms and ba*es 289.00. ) One car of posts 110.00. 1 Lumber for fence 2+0 00. Guarantee to finish season. 500.00. Labor building fence, etc.. 100.00. As will be seen that it will take in the neighborhood of $600.00 more than has been subscribed, by the time the season opens. The following companies have con tracted for advertising space on the base ball fence; Hoster Brewing Co., $20 00; West Virginia Brewing Co., ?20.00; Reynolds Tobacco Co., $20.00; Kanawha Brewing Co., $47.00; and The American Tobacco Co., $20.00. EASTER BALL AT SPENCER ASSEMBLY HALL, LAST NIGHT WAS GRAND SUCCESS. The Easter Ball, l*st night at the Hotel Spencer, brought out a fine assemblage of representative society In Point Pleasant. The hall was gaily decorated with an abundance of bright bunting. The electric globes, shaded with crimson effects, shed a rosy glow upon the twenty-five or thirty couples swaying gracefully in and out through the mazes of the dance, with each rise and fall of the1 entrancing strains of music rendered : by the Wright Saxaphone Trio of Columbus, O. Mr. Griff T. Smith was master of ceremonies, and with his usual ease, and tlie efficiency of much experience, carefully looked after each detail conducive to cither the pleasure or comfort of the guests. The delight ful feature of the evening was the inspiring dance-music lumished bv the Columbus Trio, which richly-] merits its fame and popularity. And thus, with songs and laughter, ai,d music and dancing, the hours sped happily away, leaving many i pleasant recollections of this charm in? occasion. ?m BROTHER JOSIAH. The home-talent play "Brother Josiah," witnessed by a large audi ence at Washington Hall at Mason I City Friday night, was by odds the best amateur play ever staged on the | West Virginia side of the bend. The players were all Hartford people, who kindly consented to give the play under the auspices of the ladies' aid society of the Mason M. E. church for the benefit of the building fund. : Nearly seventy dollars was realized j from the sale of tickets, and the] ladies" aid desires to publicly thank the Hartfor'1 folk foi their kindness in presenting the attraction and to compliment them on the manner in which it was rendered. Those who partiei[>ated in the play were Messrs. W. H. Newton, E. A. , Smith, R.T. Embleton, LelandShip ley, Norman Wein, Harry Gibbs, C. W. Juhling and Russell Hanna, Mesdamcs C. W. Petty and E. A. Smith and Misses Ada Somerville, Blanche Stone, Bulah Embleton and j Bertha Savre.?Pomeroy Independ ent. SKELETONS FOUND. Workmen excavating for the trench under the stranded steamer Virginia, at Willow Grove, W. Va., last week I unearthed the skeletons of six human beings at a depth of about four feet. Some of the bones were well prescrv- i ed and a jaw bone containing all the I teeth were in a splendid state of i preservation. The question as to; how they came there is a matter of much speculation among the people. ? Some think it an old grave yard while many are of the opinion that: it was the site of a war between the red men and whites many years ago. j DEPOT BURNED AT ST. ALBANS. St. Albans, April 5.?Fire which totally destroyed the C. \ O. freight depot here, causing a loss of over ?50,000, was discovered Last night in the depot offices at 9 -AS o'clock and burned until midnight. MT. HOPE WILL BE REBUILT. Charleston, April 1?No definite 1 figures have been given out on the Mount Hope fire loss. Nearly three hundred buildings were burned and the loss is near $350,000. Just what insurance was carried cannot be told at this time. The buildings at Mt. Hope were frame and typical of West Virginia mining towns, though the town had a business block above the average. All of this was wiped out and only J an ash heap remains. MRS. J. A. ELUS passes to life eternal?fatally BURNED ABOUT TWO weeks AGO. Mtnta M. Ellis, wife of John A. Ellis, died at her home near Flat Rock, April 2, 1910, age 53 years and five months. Mrs. Ellis' death was both sad and tragical- About two *eeks ago while Mr. Ellis was engaged at work in the field plowing and burning brush, fite broke out and threatened sur rounding property. Mrs. Ellis went to bit assistance in fighting the fire, and while thus engaged her clothing became ignited and her cries soon brought her husband to her rescue, i who found her enveloped in flames. While Mr. Ellis made every effort to extinguish the flames he soon saw that nil was in vain and that his wife was being burned to death be fore his eyes, and at the gastly sight he dropped unconscious to the ground. After the last stitch of clothing was burned from her body, Mrs. Ellis un hooked the team from the plow and hitched them to the sled, then in some way, got her husband on the sled and drove home before he re gained consciousness. Mrs. Ellis stated, she thought they were both going to die and she did this that they might both die at home. Deceased was born at Downing ton, O., Nov. 2, 1856; and was unit ed in marriage to John A. Allis, at Downington, Sept. 1883. To this union were born two daughters, Dora and Bertinc, who survive her. In her girlhood she attended the district school and academy, fitting herself for a teacher; after which she was a successful teacher, teaching in Meigs and Athens counties for many years. While her facilities were somewhat limited, she was a hard student and made the best of all her op|>ortunities. Her greatest pleas ure was in reading and studying the literature of our best authors, to the time of her death. She was a woman of high ideals and a sunny disposi tion, and will be greatly missed from her large circle ot friends. Funeral services were conducted from her late residence Monday, April +th, Rev. Redenour officiating. The remains were then taken to the Board cemetery for interment. In t his dire hour of sorrow the family have the sympathy of the en tire community. OLD SOLDIER DEAD. E. W. Cot trill, an old civil war veteran, living near Flat Rock, diet! Wednesday last. He was a member of company I of the 11th V\est \ ir ginia Infantry, and never tired ol talking over the * many exciting in cidents, of those days, with his old comrades. The deceased leaves be sides a widow, eleven children, to mourn their loss. The surviving children arc: Mrs. Sweeney, of Warden, W. \ a., Mrs. M. C. McGlaughin, Elm Grove, Mrs. John Cox, Wheeling, Mrs. C. A. Johnson, Montgomery, Mrs. Orn Pullin and Mrs. John Rice. Flat Hock, Mrs. A. C. Buard, Wooden ville, Wash., Rev. AndersonCottrill, [of Montana, Mr. Caleb Cottrill, of ! Woodenville. Wash., Will and George Cottrill at hon?e. The funeral services were conduct j ed by Rev. Andy Riffle at the Mor gan church, Saturday April 2. He was laid to rest in the Morgan gravc vard near his home. He made a confession a lew Jays before he died that he was readv to go and preferred death to so much suffering. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last report: Chas. F. Engles and Nancy Jane Fisher. Lothi Payne and Bessie Watson. L. E. Wolfe and Ina Rollins. James Pike and Jessie Blake. Mr. George Hooff was a business visitor at Huntington, yesterday. BACK TO THE FARM ????? MOVEMENT STARTED?RALLY TO BE HELD AT CURKSBORG. In Clarksburg, about the middle of May?the exact time not having been announced?a meeting will be held, the first one of the kind in West Vir ginia, bv those advocating the back to the farm movement, as introduced by Gov. W. R. Glasscock and State School Superintendent M. P. Shaw key: A meeting of the committee dele gated by the governor was held at Charleston Saturday, at which were present all the members. Informal discussions were had look ing toward plans tending to bring back to the farms the attention they demand in West Virginia and it was determined to ask the co-operation of all the boards of trade and the chambers of commerce in the state in bringing about the results desired. Governor Glasscock indicates that he believes the high cost of living, about which there is so much being said now, is due in great part to the fact that nianv have left the farm who would have been better of had they remained where they started and devoted themselves to the work of agriculture. The Clarksburg meeting will be called a sort of start rally and it will be followed by meetings in the sever al congressional districts throughout the state. Y1RGD0A CANNOT BE UUNCHED. The repairs on the stranded Vir ginia have been completed by the Kanawha Dock Co., of this city, who had the contract, but it is probable that the big boat will remain in the corn field for a long time to come. A telegram says: The idea of launching the big packet has been abandoned so we are informed as the farmers in that lo cality have refused to allow the bank to be graded off or cut away as thev fear the course of the river would be changed and a large tract of bottom land be lost. The Virginia, which is in charge of Capt. Charles W. Knox, will remain where she is until a rise floats her which may be this summer and may not be for a year." COBDRfTS BIG MINSTRELS. Davis Brothers Musical Comedians and Instrumentalists are one of the strong features withCoburn's Greater Minstrels this season. They are musicians of a very high order, and present, many novelties in their specialty which are new to the usual run of musical acts. George Davis the comedian is the funmaker and his droll hugi^r and ridiculous capers keep the<ludicnce in an uproar while his instrumental work is of the very t>est quality. They were for two seasons a feature with the Hi Henry Minstrels and are an acquisition to Manager Coburn and his big show. Don't forget the date Wednesday, April C, at the HoolTs Opera House. DASHNER GONE TO DECATUR. Lee (Dike) Dashner, left yesterday for Decatur, lllinoise, where he will take up the peliminary practice, pre paritory to opening the season with the Decatur base ball team. Dashner played phenominal ball here last season and will no doubt, make good on his new job. His many friends, while wishing him unlimited success, regret to see him leave. GARBAGE CANS. A number of garbage cans, to be used ai recepticals for waste paper and other refuse,have been placed at dif ferent points throughout the city by the Council. Everyone should use them for the purpose for which they are intended and instead of throwing waste paper on the streets, deposit it in the cans. j HOCHMG VALLeT STOCKHOLDERS HAKE VIGOROUS AT TACKS AGAINST TRANSFER. ? Columbus, Ohio, April S.?Backed by minority stockholders and other interests, a demand was to-day made upon Attorney-General Grant Den man that he proceed in quo warranto against the newly created conditions in the Hocking Valley Railway situa tion. . The state's legal counsel is re quested to file a suit to oust the T Shore and Michigan Southern, the Toledo and Ohio Central, the Zanes ville and Western, the Kanawha and Michigan and the Hocking Valley from the unlawful exercise of the franchise which they propose to use to carry out the recently formulated plans of the big Eastern interests: In the papers filed with the At torney-General it is set up that for years a majority of the stock of the Hocking Valley has been unlawfully owned by the so-called trunk line syndicate, composed of the B. and O., the Lake Shore, P., C., C. and St. L., the C. and O. and the Erie. The Hocking Valley, it is asserted, has unlawfully held a controlling interest in the Toledo and Ohio Central and the Kanawha and Michigan. This ownership has been through the con trol of the Middle States Construc tion Cooi|wny, a holding concern, or ganized for the purpose of evading the laws of the state which prevent consolidation of paralleling lines. The Zanesville and Western, it Li alleged, is controlled in turn by the Toledo and Ohio Central. As tor the Lake Shore, the com plainants show their teeth in a fash ion that bodes trouble. This con cern is charged with owning, operat ing and maintaining the competing Nickel Plate Railway. It is farther charged that it owns a majority of the stock of the Big Four and the Pitts burg and Lake Erie, which lines are operated in competition with the T: and O. C., the Zanesville and West ern and the K. and M. It is charged that in order to evade judgments and decrees recently en tered in the Circuit Court the Hock ing \ alley and the trunk line syndi cate roads are about to surrender the capital stock of the T. and O. C., of the Z. and W., and part of the K. ?md M. to the Lake Shore, and the capital stock of the Hocking Valley, owned by the syndicate, and a part of the K. and M. stock to the Chesa peake and Ohio. The complaint is set up that if this deal is permitted to be carried out it will result in the continuation of the unlawful combin ation heretofore existing, with the exception that it will be stronger than the old arrangement just brokea up. Another complaint is that the Hocking \ alley Company, although an Ohio corporation, has refused and continues to refuse to obey the law and keep its books and records in the state as required. Because of this tact stockholders have been denied ?tccess to the same, though applica tion has been made in Court to pro tect their rights. marriage kept secret. Miss Gipscy B. Hall, of Point Pleasant, and Mr. George W. Hall,, of Los Angeles, California, were ? quietly married Tuesday, March 15,. 1910, at the M. E. Parsonage, Galli polis, the Rev. Arthur P. Cherring ton, officiating. They returned to the brides home, "Violet Lawn," no one being the wiser, until a few days after Mr. Hall had left for Florida. Mrs. Hall join him in a few weeks, where they will make their future home. We wish them a long, hap py and prosperous life in their home, "The Land of Flowers.'' MASON MAN DEAD. Thomas Duffy, an aged resident of Mason City, died at his home there Sunday morning at ten o'clock as the result of the infirmities incident to old age. He was eighty-odd years old, a Catholic and a good man. He leaves no immediate relatives.