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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. "W. VA.. WEDNESDAY. APRIL 20. 1910. NO. 41 LARGE GRANDSTAND iffiNC ERECTED AT BASE BALL PARK? / WILL SEAT 300 PEOPLE. Work began yesterday on the fine new grandstand at the Point Pleas ?ant-Gallipolis ball park. The stand will cost between two and three hun dred dollars and will have a seating capacity of better than three hun-; dred. The balance of the lumber necessary to complete the fence, is expected here daily and upon its ar rival work will be resumed along that line with the intention of completing it by the tame the players begin to arrive which will be about the 25th. Two more players have been sign-' ed, one of them being i pitcher. The following is a list of the stock holders to date: H. H. Henry, John E. Brown, W. YV. Baxter, D. Marshall, C. YV. Alexander, Alex' Kelso, J. H. Hutchinson, Clyde C. . Ingles,E. P. Arlington, L. S. Knapp,; YV. W. Riley, YV. YV. Bryan, Spen cer Hotel, Ed. YVinegar, L. S. Ech ? ols, A. B. YY'arring, Homer Smith, Geo. Poffenbarger, C. B. Smith, ? John G. Stortz, Rankin YY'iiey, O. A. Roush, J. C. Franklin, A. L. ! Cottrell, J. S. Spencer, B. Franklin, ' Sr., B. Franklin, Jr., Sam Greenlee, C. V. Rumer, YV. P. Hubbard, C. Consor, Sam L. Parsons, Fred Smith. G. YV. Cossin, J. Friedman & Co., ! Chas. E. Stone, J. YY\ Hoover, Na than B. Scott, J. P. Austin, John Rock, Fred Burks, T. Stribling, YY". YV. Sigler, F. V. Butcher, James R. Short, A. B. McCulloch, H. A. Bar-' bee, P. B. Buxton, Lee Arlington, M. A. YY'illiams, John Price, Filson 1 Bros., C. F. Smith, T. S. Hanes,! Sommerville & Somerville, Roy Russ ell Stone, Chas. Buxton, J. M. Fad-j ley. The Uniforms are here and will be ' ?n display in J. Friedman's window today. The uniform to be used by j the team at home is white with black trimmings. The one for use away from home is a blueish gray ?trimmed in black. Playing Manager "Reddy" Mack ; arrived Monday night and will assist' Manager Henry in fixing up the! grounds. The different batteries will ? l>e here Friday and the balance of j the players will report next Monday. ! The $500.00 bonus insureing that: this team will complete the season is on deposit at The Merchants Nation al Bank, and everything in base ball I circles is moving with a vim. The following players have signed ! up: Jos. Mack, 2nd base. Everett T. Morgan, catcher. John Smith, outfielder. David E. Glenn pitcher. Robt. Harrison, pitcher. Elmer Daughertv, c., outfld. D. M. Park, outfielder. ' Stuart Burdett Sd base. Paul Y'alentine, infielder. Henry Hamilton, outfield. Harve Robinett, infielder. Manuel Shafer pitcher. Ed. YV. Kuehn pitcher. Harry H. Crow, outfielder. Ernest Gilmore, catcher. Fred Martin, infielder. YVm. Conrov, catcher. Fred H. Mullenkamp, 1st base. Chas. Schallick, catcher. Horace Brown, pitcher. B. Young, catcher. EXHIBITION DAY. There is some talk among the Y'ir ginia Y'allev leaguers, of having an exhibition day in one of the cities in the league, possibly Huntington, shortly alter the owning of the sea son. Fungo hitting, long distance throwing, bunting and circling the sacks against time will be some of the features of the gala day. Each and every town in the circuit will send champions to compete for the honors on exhibition day, and the town that lands* the event will be considered lucky.?Huntington Advetiser. Mr. L. R. Campbell has returned to his home at Norfolk, V"a., his mother remaining here for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Tippett. BOILER EXPLODES ONE DEAD AND THREE OTHERS FATALLY SCALDED WHEN BROILER LET GO. Madison, Boone County was the scene of a horrible accident last Fri day morning, when the saw mill boiler, owned and operated by Ex Sherriff Jas. McDermitt exploded. Thornton and McDermott, well known Coal -river lumbermen, had just erected a new mill and started operation Friday morning, their first work being to cut hickory rail for the extension of their tram way tracks in to the timberland. Although the boiler had been tested previous to the beginning or operation Friday, some defect in connection with the arrangement of the steam generating apparatus caused a boiler explosion which completely wrcckcd the plant. The big boiler was severed in the middle. The half containing the fire box was thrown two hundred feet back ward, while the front half was buried twenty feet, where it lodged against a >ock. Wyatt Larue, a block setter, was thrown sixty feet, and both legs were broken. He was so horribly scalded that the skin fell from every part of his body, and he died in two hours after the accident. Gordon Fitzwater, formerly of Mil ton, was thrown for a great distance, and was also so badly scalded that his life is despaired of. R. L. Gibbeat, the fireman, who was standing at the rear of the en gine, was thrown fifty feet and landed in the branches of an elm tree. He was taken dWri unconscious and may die. The most peculiar experience, and at the same time the least harmful, was that which befel Harry Chandler "otf-bearer.'' Chandler was te ? feet in the rear of the boiler when the explosion oc curred. He was thrown into the bed of the creck fifty feet from where he was standing when the shock came, and when he regained consciousness was sitting in the sandy bottom of the small stream, in six inches of water, unhurt except being slightly scalded, and numbed by the shock of the explosion. Of the six men around the mill when the explosion came, two who were standing nearer than some of those who were injured escape un hurt, except that their eyes and cheeks were slightly scalded by the rebouud of the steam. J. FRED EADS DEAD. J. Fred Ends died at bis home near town, last Thursday night, after an illness of over two years, during which he suffered untold agony, from the dreaded malady cancer. He was a man of excellent habits, fine moral character, a member of both the subordinate and the chapter branches of the I. O. O. F. lodge of which he was an enthusiastic worker. He was 02 years old at the time of his death, having lived in this vicinity all of his life. He is survived by a kind and lov ing wife, who did all in her power to relieve his sufferings until the end came. The funeral was held from his late home, Sunday, under the auspices of the lodge of Odd Fellows, and was largely attended. Interment follow ed at Lone Oak cemetery. CONTROL OF AH EASTERN COMPANY IS BOUGHT BY HOYT FOR THE NEW CINCINNATI LIFE-DEAL GIVES CONTROL OF HARTFORD LIFE, OF CONNECTICUT-HAS FIVE MILLION ASSETS. Officiafannouncement was made in the East yesterday that the Cin-I cinnati Life Insurance Company, which has been organized here by George B. Cox and associates, has purchased the controlling stock in the Hartford Life Insurance Com pany, of Hartford, Conn. The Hartford Life has a stock capital of $500,000, of which the controlling interest is owned by Gen eral Geo. E. Keeney, who is Presi dent of the company. The Hartford Life, had, according to its official re-' ports on January 1, 1910, had assets! ^f Si',54!. and insurance in force ' aggregating $52,654,608. The pre-' mium income of I OOP was $2,.'513,796! and the aggregate in<-ume from all' sources, including premium, was $2,513,(51. There was jwiid to policy holders during that' year! ?M,"93,S7I and the total disburse-' COL COOPER -I PARDONED BY GOV. PATTERSON-SON WILL BE RE-TRIED. Nashville, Tenn., April IS?While j the supreme court of Tennessee to- ! day was confirming the conviction of Colonel Duncan B. Cooper for the slaying, on November 9, 1908, In a. Nashville street, of former United States Senator E. W. Carmack, Gov i ernor Patterson wrote a full pardon I for the defendant, declaring that in his belief Colonel Cooper was not guilty. The supreme court remand ed for retrial the case of Robin Cooper,! convicted of the some crime as his! father. "lhe situation is tense to-night, be cause of allegations by friends of Car- ? mack that politics entered into the' case. It is probable that Robin Cooper will never be re-tried, it is said. Both Coopers had been sen-! tenced to 20 years imprisonment. The court was divided both in con-. firming the sentence of Colonel; Cooper and in remanding the ease of his son. It was while Chief Justice Beard was reading a dissenting opin ion in the case of Colonel Coo|>er, I that Governor Malcolm R. Patterson pardoned the defendant, declaring in the document: Being thoroughly familiar with the record, having read all the testi mony and testified to certain facts within my personal knowledge, it is neither desirable nor necessarv to delay action. In my opinion, neither of the defendants is guilty and they have not had a fair and impartial trial, but were convicted contrary to | the law and evidence. 1 "The proof showed that Robin Cooper killed the deceased and that Colonel Cooper did not fire a shot. W ithout reflection upon the court, it is inconceivable in my mind, and repugnant to every principle of jus tice, that a man should be found , guilty of murder who was not in a conspiracy to kill, and when in fact he did not kill." Colonel Cooper was still at the eapitol when th* pardon was entered , in the secretary of state's office. He was at once surrounded by a crowd of friends seeking to congratulate him. The reversal in his son's case seemed to please him to the exclusion of his own freedom. ments were $2,251,816. The Cincinnati Life Insurance Company has been in the process of organization, that is in so far as float ing its capital is concerned, for some months. John G. Hoyt is the Presi dent, Louis A. Ireton, Vice-Presi dent ; Herman Brock man, Secretary; George B. Cox, Treasurer; Dr. James F. Heady, Medical Director, and Charles H. Davis, President of the Second National Bank; B. G. GofT, of Winchester, Ky., and J. S. Spencer, of Point Pleasant, W. Va.,1 both bankers, members of the board. The company has its offices in the Second National B;ink building. Herman Brockman, the Secretary, when seen last night said: "Mr. Hoyt is Kast on business. I have heard nothing of the deal, and you must get all your information in the East."?Cincinnati Enquirer. INJUNCTION OUT RESTRAINING C. & 0. AND LAKE SHORE FROM TAKING OVER K. &. M. Columbus, O., April IS.?A tem porary order was granted by Judge E. B Dillon today enjoining the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway com pany, the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern and the Hocking Valley from taking any further ste|>s to place the Kanawha and Michigan railway under the control of the roads enjoined, under the terms of a sale made here recently. The purchasers are enjoined from voting or holding the stock of the Kanawha and Michigan and the Kanawha and Michigan is enjoined from accepting the purchasing com panies as its owners. April 19 w;is named as the date for the hearing. The injunction suit was filed last week by David H. Gould and John S. Stanton, of New York, minority stockholders of the Kanawha and Michigan. DEMOCRAT LANDSLIDE IN THE THIRTY-SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW YORK. This morning, as we go to press, the daily papers all over the United States are full of the great victory achieved by the : -eraocratic party in the 32nd Congressional District of New York. James S. Havens has been elected to Congress over his Republican op ponent George W. Aldrich by 5900 majority, the same district having in 1908 elected a Republican by 101t>7, this showing a change of feeling of over 1 tiOO votes. What is cause for still greater rejoicing is because Mr. Havens was elected on a platform advocating tariff reform. COOK INDICTED. Charleston, W. Va., April 12.? Charging that John W. Cook accept ed $4,500 for a house and lot and was in turn to resign from the citv council and that F. W. Hanke, a liquor dealer formerly of Wheeling, gave him the money on that understanding, both were indicted by the grand jury here. VIRGINIA VALLEY LEAGUE SCHEDULE 1910 aT IT. PLEASANT GALLIPOLIS J u ne S75 Jane 11.12, 13. July 21,31. Aug ?.*.9.14.15. ASHLAND CATLETTSBURG A1 ASH LAND ^ATLETrSBURC. May so. 2i. June 17, IS. July 12,13,14,25,26. Aug. 16.17. IX. May ;U, 29, jw. SI. June 19.26, 27. 28. \ nt;. 19.2u, 21. Aug. 28. AT CHARLESTON May .?.o... J une 7, 8. 9.10. July 4.SI, 22, 23. Sept. f?. J udc 1, -, a, Zf, ?3U. July 1.2. July 15,16. Aug. 4. ft. 6. AT HUNTINGTON >1 uy \ y, iu. Llune 20.21. 22. July 9.10.11. Aug. 30. 31: Sept. 1. May l'.? July 3.4 u. m. July is. 19. an. Sept. 2. :<. 4. AT MONTGOMERY ?H) ii, 1 ?. July 6. 7. 8. July 17,18.19. _ rtrpt.2. 3. 4. AT PARKERSBU RGj May 2b. 27. June 23, 24,25. July 28,29,30. Aug. 11.12.13. CHARLESTON ?May 17. 1?, lit. July 4.5,28,29,30. Aug. 25,26, 27. Sept. May -??>, 2;. 2?\ June 4,5.6. June 17,18,19. Aug 7.8.9. June 7.?.??. June 14,15.16. July 9.10.11. Aug. 23.24. 25. HUNTINGTON May ?i,24.2a. June 23,24,25. Aug. 4. 5, 6. Aug. 22. 23. 24. May It, ]?>. June 11,12,13. July 17,24. Aog. 14. !?'?. 30. 31. May n y. lit] May 22,23,24,25. July 21. Aug. 1,2.20. 21. May 2?. J urn* 26.27,28. July 10,11.18.19,20. Ang. 2*: Kept. s. 4 lr MONTGOMERY May j. 6,7. July 4,6,7,8,31. Ang. 1,2,3 Sept. 5. May ii, 12, ii. June 11,15, 16. July 25,20,37 Aug. 11.15. 13. May 29. .iu, ;U. Iune 1L 12,13. Uuly21,22.23,34. Aug. 14.15. May 2n, 21,, June 7,8,6. July 15,16,17. Aug. 19.20.21. PARKERSBURG May 20,27.2s. June 29,30 July 2. 15.16. Vug. 10.11.12.13. Hay 11,12. IS. June 1 2,3,4. Jane 14,15,16. Aug. 1,2. May 11, 12, l.i. June 4,5,6. June 20,21,22. Aug. 7.8.9. May ft. 9. lu. May 2J, 24,25. July 21,22,23. Aug. 26, 27,29. [May 22. Ji. Iune 23,21,25. July 12,13,14. \ug. 1H 17.18.19. May K ai. June 20.21. 22. J oly 6,7,8, ft. Aug. 22,23,24. Juue 1. 2.o. J une 27,28. July 28,29.30. Aag. 27.28.29. May 14.1">, iu. J une 29,30. Inly 2,12.13.14. Aag. 16,17,1\ May 17, i?, 19. J une 17, is, 19. July 23.28,27. ?Vug 30.81: Sept. l. PT. PLEASANT GALUPOLI8 nay ^o, 7. July 3,4,4. Aag. 3,4.5, 4. Sept. o, 5. OLDEST PEDAGOGUE IN STATE CELEBRATES HIS 80TH BIRTH DAY-TAUGHT HERE 30 YEARS. i Prof. \V. J. Kenny, father of Will : Kenny, Jr., of this office, celebrated ; his eightieth birthday last week.' Mr. Kcnnv has been living in Park-: ersburg for the past six years, mak ing his home with his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Withee. Prof. Kenny resided in Mason county for forty years and was prin cipal of the Point Pleasant schools for thirty-two rears. He also taught at Lewisburg, Charleston, Winfield, Buffalo, Marshall College, Hunting ton, Welsh, McDowell county, Ash land and Greenup, Ky., Mason City and Moundsville. PROF. W. J. KF.XNV. Hundreds of men who are prom inent in the state's history, many of whom have been garnered hence, set at his knee and imbibed learning and good predepts. Some became Judges and high officials; four were elected to Congress and one was made Gov ernor of this State. Prof. Kenny was the recipient of many fine and costly presents from his many friends in Point Pleasant, at his eightieth birthday, in Parkers burg, last week. A letter received from Prof. Ken ny a few days ago says lie cxpects to visit Point Pleasant this summer to see the ball games, and to keep the boys about the SjH-neer Hotel in good humor?especially Griff Smith and Jim Hoolf. GIGAX?STOKE. Paul Gig;ix, of Masnn City, and Miss Bessie Stone, of this place, were quietly married at the M. E. Church parsonage yesterday after noon, Rev. Pullin officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Gigax are both too well known to need any introduction | to the people of this eitv. Mrs. Gigax has lived here almost all of her life and has the respect and esteem of all. She is a young lady many graces of mind and person, who is capable of filling the home she will adorn with happiness and will prove to be truly a helpmate and companion by the husband she has chosen to honor with her hand. Mr. Gigax, while a resident of our neighboring city, has a wide acquain tance here and is admired for his good qualities. They will make their future home at Mason City, where a house ready furnished awaits them. W e wish them a long and prosperous life. BASE BALL DANCE. A tremendous crowd gathered at The Hotel Spencer's Assembly Hall to trip the light fantistic toe, last Friday night. The Point Pleasant orchestra furnished the music for this enjoyable affair, and everybody pres ent had a jolly, good time. Some Delaware friends were week end guests at the Capehart home i stead near town. SPEND $100,000 AT KAiNAUGA-L & M. TRACKS TO BE RAISED 22 FEET. The K. & M. has let the contract for raising the approach to the Ka nauga bridge to John B. Lindsey and work v ill soon be commenced. It is proposed to raise the track 20 feet above the Hocking Valley, which will be crossed on a trestle, and will be run along the hills back of the H. V. track to a point near the school house on George,s creek, where a depot will be built. With this im provement it is thought one engine can do the work now required of two. In connection with this improvement the railroad has made several pur chases of land containing valuable gravel beds in that vicinity. Eminett Lyle has sold the railroad 20 acres of his farm without with his residence for $8000 which is three times as much as he jwiid for the whole farm of 60 I acres. Joe Trickier has received ! $1+00 for less than three acres and the Gilmorc sisters of Point Pleasant $1300 for 4 acres. Mad Ramsey got approximately $2500 for 5 acres, part of which was settlement of a suit against the company. Extensive work is to be done all along the line j changing grades and curves, placing new passing tracks which will almost S be a double track from Corning to i the river. The offices of the K. & i M. will be moved from Columbus to j Charleston. ! j ACCEPTS A CALL TO POINT PLEASANT. Rev. Hunter Davidson of the Episcopal church of this place has accepted a call to the Episcopal church in Point Pleasant and will : leave for that place about May 1st. I Rev. Davidson has had two calls from ; prominent churches recently, one in ' Point Pleasant and the other in Michigan and has decided to accept the Point Pleasant appointment. This is an old historical church with * large membership. Mr. Davidson is a very able minis ter, a thorough courteous and scholar ly gentleman and goes to Point Pleasant with the kindest regards and very best wishes of the people of Hinton. This paper takes pleas ' ure in bearing testimony to the high 1 character of Rev. Davidson and wishes 1 fur him and his family much happi ness in their new field.?Independent | Herald, Hinton. CUTS OUT GAWPOUS! A Colurrlbus paper has an item to the effect that the Hocking Valley Railroad is to be shortened twenty six miles between Pomeroy and Col umbus, the change requiring an 1800 foot tunnel back of Pomeroj-. Such a move could mean only onething to Gallipolis so far as the Hocking is concerned, and that is, a divorce.?? Gallipolis Tribune. It is also rumored that the B. & O. will discontinue the depot at Gallipolis Ferry. Should this hap pen, it will leave Gallipolis only one railroad, the K. & M. DASHNER WINS HIS FIRST GAME. The Decatur, Illinois, Herald, gives Dyke Dashner quite a nice write up, in an account of the first game played there. Dashner had nine strike outs to his credit and had one two base hit. The score, stood 10 to 1 in favor of team that Dash ner was pitching for. His many friends here will be pleased to learn that he has started the season so auspiciously. ABNEY ROSS. Abney Ross, aged thirty-eight years, is dead at his home at Mason City, as a result of cancer, with which he has been a sufferer for a number of months. He is survived by a wife and five children?two daughters and three sons. The funeral was held from the late residence Sunday after noon.