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The Point Pleasant register. (Point Pleasant, W. Va.) 1909-1939, April 06, 1910, Image 1

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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
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.
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
?. 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
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
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.
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 ,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
passes to life eternal?fatally
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.
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.
The following marriage licenses
have been issued since our last report:
Chas. F. Engles and Nancy Jane
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.
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.''
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.

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