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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT, W. VA.. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27. 1910. NO. 42 MARK TWAIN rCA'S GREATEST HUMORIST DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS. Redding, Conn., April 21.?Sam uel Langhom Clemens, Mark Twain," the great American humor ist, who by his witticisms and buoy ant utterances had all his life tried to dispel the clouds of mourning and suffering from the souls of his fellow men, succumbed to grief and acute agony of body at 6:30 to-night. The direct cause of death was angina pectoris. He lapsed into a state cf coma at 3 o'clock.this after noon and never regained conscious ness. The decedent was born in the little town of Hannibal, Mo., on Novem ber SO. 18S5. His father, John Marshall Clemens, came from an old \ irginia family, .and with his youne wife, Elizabeth Lampton, a descendant of the early settlers ?f Kentucky, he joined the sturdy band of pioneers who pushed West over the Alleghanies in the early part of the last century and settled along the banks of the Missis sippi River. In the uncouth environment of the then little frontier town, Hannibal, the famous author spent his boyhood days. Here he fished, hunted and lounged along the river banks with his sturdy companions, living a healthy outdoor existence, which un doubtedly accounted for his long life in the face of his many afflictions. He attended the little school, but, not being of a very studious disposi tion, he learned far more from con tact with the rough companions whom he immortalized in later years as "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" and others of their type. At the age of 12 his meager school education was brought to a sudden close by the death of his father. TWAIN's PHILOSOPHY. I wouldn't give a cent to hear In gersoll on Moses, but I'd give $10 to hear Moses on ln(*ersoll. Be virtuous and you will be lonely. George Washington couldn't tell a lie. 1 can, but I won't. There were no hackmen, hacks or omnibuses on the pier. I said it was like being in heaven. To the Indian soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. When the musing spider steps onto the red-hot shovel he first exhibits wild surprise, then he shrivels. They spell it Vinci and pronounce it Vinchi. Foreigners always spell better than they pronounce. WILL SHAM SHOT Will Shank, who for many years lived at Clifton, in this county, was seriously, and perhaps fatally wound ed by Jim Hargraves, at Plymouth, last Saturday night. For the past several years, Mr. Shank has been a travelling salesman for a Pittsburg firm, and came to Plymouth to visit his brother, George Wilding Shank, a miner at that place. While there, near the company store at Black Betsey, he engaged in conversation with a small company of young men, among whom was a man nam'd Cundiff, with whom Mr. Shank was joking. Cundiff became angry and went away; he returned in a few minutes with a man named Jim Hargraves, who has the reputa tion of being a desperate character. After a short interchange of words, Hargraves pulled his gun and shot Shank, who was unarmed. Mr. Shank was taken to Charles ton at the General Hospital, where an operation was performed to ex tract the bullet, which had lodged in his abdomen, after passing through his left arm. His recovery at this time is regarded as very doubtful. Mr. Shank's mother, is living at New Haven. Mr. Elmer Stone a prominent ' attorney of Ripley, is in the City on professional business. MEAT PRICES STILL CONTINUES TO ADVANCE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PORL In spite of anti-meat crusades, in spite of congressional outbursts a Ksinst the Beef trust and in spite of 1 almost everything, the price of meat with the exception of pork, goes steadily higher. Report from both wholesale and retail dealer? reveales the fact that an advance in price over that prevailing last month is shown by their latest quotations, while the wholesale quotations received by the local dealers show an advance of one half to three-fourths of a cent over the last received. The wholesale dealers nre paying1 ?3. per hundred p?>unds more than last month. Such an advance by the wholesaler I naturally necessitates an advance by the retailer, with the result that the ultimate consumer, the much abused general public pays the bill. The one! redeeming feature of the situation presented to the meat eater is the fact that with a rise in beef, there 1 comes a decline in pork, and other necessities of life also seem to be de clining in price. If it keeps up it is probably that many will arrive at the conclusion that pork chops and sau sage are not half bad after all. MRS. A. L MEADOWS DEAD. Mrs. A. K. Meadows, died at her home, on Feas Branch, near Glen wood, last Friday, at the the age ol H years. She had been a sufferer from the dreaded disease comsumpti on. for the last six years. She had been a life-long member of the church J of Christ, a faithful wife, a kind ! "other and devoted her life to the I welfare of her children. She is sur vived by a husband, five children, 1 three brothers and one sister, who i are inconsolable in their loss. The funeral services were held at j the Christian Valley church, last Sun day morning. Rev. Wilson officiating j ; interment, following at the Meadow's I graveyard. WHEELING BOARD OF TRADE. I __________ The Wheeling Board of Trade j touring the state in the interests of ' : the business houses of that place. j I stopped here for two hours last Thursday, and were entertained by ' I local business men. A party of; | them were shown over the town and 1 they spoke in the highest terms of the business like appearance of the ' stores here and the many new im provements being made. Had the party been scheduled to ! J remain in Point Pleasant longer a ; | more elaborate program of enter tainment would have been arranged, j j but as it was, the local business men j did the best they could in the time i j thev had for the entertainment of ' the guests. However, the latter i appreciated the kindly reception 1 j given them here and all gave ex-1 ! pression to words of praise and as- I |surcd the local business men that! their hospitality was enjoyed to the j limit. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses1 have been issued since our last report:' April 12, Geo. W. Bland and AI-I lie M. Pickens. April 14, Arthur J. Williams and Mary Say re. April 15, J. Benton Meadows and Ether J. Sayre. j April 19, Wm. Forth and Lettie O. Meadows. April 19, Paul Gevgax and Bessie Stone. April 19, R. C. Jividen and Ora McCoy. April 19, James O. Sutton and Clara M. Dill. April 22, A. O. Dunn and Laura Hughes. April 23, John T. Lynch and Man ah G. Robinette. Mr. James George of below the Kanawha was in the City yesterday. BIG MEETING OF EDUCATIONAL WORKERS TO BEHELD AT CHARLESTON. The executive committee of the West Virginia Educational Associa tion is making a vigorous effort to make +Oth meeting of the association the most successful meeting ever : held. The committee is trying to in crease the enrollment to a respect ' able number. Here to re the enroll ment has usually amounted to about two or three hundred teachers out of ; about nine thousand in the state, i This year an attempt will be made to induce ninny whe have not been ' attending the meeting of the associa j tion, to shake themselves into line ; and get there and get aroused to the ! necessity of more interest in school i work in the state, and better work. ' Teachers who can possibly attend j cannot well afford to remain away. ' Live topics discussed by live, wide | awake men interested in education I will be the main feature of the meet ! ing of the association this year. ! The committee is trying to inter | est school officers to attend the meet ! ing to be held at Charleston on the j ^0, 21 and 22 of June. It is desired ; that members of school boards attend I as they are largely responsible for ! the care and condition of the schools. By attending the meeting of the as sociation they get the benefit of the i talks of the leading educators of the I state and others interested in the | work. THE BRIDGE. There is danger, if the railroad 1 bridge crossing Main and \ iantl i Streets, is left in its presents condi i tion. The railroad com [winy should ; be required to make some kind of j protection so that trains going over i these streets will not allow things j from the cars to fall, which may re sult in the injury or death of some one. Does not the Town Council have a right to demand that this be dom^ If it has then this important matter should not be delayed. On several occasions, people havecoiae near being killed by coal and others things dropping from the cars into the streets. The Town Council should not delay this until some ser ious accident has happened. COLORED RESIDENT DEAD. Uncle Joe Alexander, one of the j best old colored men this town ever knew, died at his home, here last Saturday, after an illness covering a j>eriod of six weeks. The cause of ! his death was old age and heart1 trouble. H e was one of David Long s slaves and after the war worked for I years for the late Senator East ham. j He was a member of the Methodist \ church, a good husband and loving father. He was 75 years old at the time j of his death and leaves a wife, five | daughters and two sons surviving him as follows: Mrs. Dr. Washington ; of Red Star, W. Va., Mrs. Ralph j White, whose husband is Sec'y to : Congressman Hughes, Mrs. Frank Hunter, of Canada, and Ida and Agatha, single at home Also two sons Preston and Joe. The funeral was held from the Methodist Church Monday afternoon, j interment following at Lone Oak j Cemetery. 1 i j BAPTISING AT NORTH POINT PLEASANT. A large crowd from here witiness-! ed the baptising at North l'oint Plea 1 sant, last Sunday afternoon. Revs, j Fannin and Capehart conducted the cerimonies and the following were baptised: Anna Caster, Anna Fowler i Fannie Watson, Elva and Belva Blagg ' Mrs. Andy Watson, Hazel Childs, Lulu Wamslcy. Susie King. Walter Castor, Fred Yeager, Fred Mourning, Clatc Castor, Liard Burdette, Cephus Castor, Matola Yeager, Dorsel Fisher and Zella Darst. ( Kegliter J1.00 a year. STARTLING CHARGES ARE MADE IN SDH FOR AC i COUNTING OF L 4 M. FUNDS. Columbus, O., April 22.?Con spiracy, misappropriation, wasting, and squandering of funds, rebating and unjust discrimination are among the numerous startling charges made in a suit filed today by Attorneys Adolph Nickmire, of New York and Wade H. Ellis and Challen B. Ellis, of Cincinnati, demanding an account ing of the assets and funds of the K. & M. railroad. The funds thus al leged to have been lost mount into the millions, according to the charges made in the suit. The forming of a trunk line syndi cate is charged, its alleged members being the C. & O., Lake Shore & Michigan, Pennsylvania, Erie and B. k O. roads. The object of this syn dicate is alleged to be to get control of the Hocking Valley Railroad, which already controlled the K. & M. It is alleged th it the K. #: M. ! gave to the Hocking Valley rates for j coal shipments far below those grant ! ed to other shippers, and that, in ; pursuance of this agreement, large ! sums were paid in rebates. GILBERT GLOYnR DEAD. Gilbert Glover died at the home of his father, on Five-mile, Monday, after an illness of onlv four months, with tuberculous. Mr. Glover had been away from home for about five years, but returned about 4 months ago critically .ill with the "great white plague" which ended in his death Monday. He was a fine young man of a pleasing disposition, and good moral character. He was bom in Mason county, Feb. 9, 1888, and at the time of his death was 22 years old. He leaves a father, mother, seven brothers and three sisters, with hearts full of sor ; row at his untimely demise. The | funeral services were held at the ' home of his father, J. W. Glover, to jday, the Rev. 1 N. Fannin officiat J ing, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Concord Church I cemetery. JAMES M'DANIELS SHOT. Three men were shot and a fourth was struck by a train during a riot between police and striekers at the notorious "Bloody Angle" at the! Schoenville approach to O" Donovan's I bridge, about 5 :S0 o'clock last night One victim was a Stowe township' policeman, the other three, members ! of a band of foreigners who had gath ered for a demonstration against American workmen. Fired by the oratory of a band known as the Industrial Workers of the World, more than 200 foreigners marched from the meeting place in McKees Rooks, across O'Donovan's bridge and towards the "Angle," Many workmen were leaving the plant and the police decided to dis l>erse the marchers. Patrolman McDaniels was pushing several of the foreigners away from the corner when one of the mob shot him from behind. He fell to the street and drew his revolver: blazing away at the foreigners several of whom by that time had drawn revolvers and were shooting. One foreigner raised his revolver to take another shot at the prostrate policeman when another officer strucK him behind the ear with his mace dropping him in his tracks. He was disarmed and arrested.?Pittsburg Post. Patrolman M"Daniels is a brother of George of this place and is well known here. NO. 1 WELL SHOT. The No. 1, well of Tiger Fork Oil & Gas Company, in the Breman field, was shot last Saturdav. There was a large showing of oil in the well after it was shot, and it will be a good producer after it is cleaned out and recased. SWIFT JUSTICE METED OUT TO THE CHILD DESPOILER, ALBERT WOLTER. New York, April 22.?Albert Wolter, degenerate youth of I!*years who gloated over lewd pictures and was "craxy"' about women, must die n the electric chair for the murder of Ruth Weeler, a pretty fiftecn-year | stenographer. ' After only one hour and fifty rain ? utes of deliberation a jury in the Court of Special Sessions found him guilty of murder in the first degree at 10:30 o'clock to-night, bringing to a close a trial marked by swift movement and its testimoney of horror. - ? The boy's counsel said with elo quence this afternoon that ^ olter was to tender hearted to harm a cat but the 12 men decided to-night that he had strangeled Ruth Wheeler and thrust her while yet alive into a fireplace where, soaked with oil, her crumpled body writhed and burned. With the same waxed-faced indif ference that he had shown through out the trial, Wolter envinced no I emotion when the verdict was an nounced. With almost inhuman complacency he had been a sleep in his cell, and sleeping soundly while the jury was deliberating on his fate. This was made known by a Court attendant, who said he hail to rouse the prisoner to bring him into Court. He will be sentenced to-day. The jurymen themselves showed emotion, while the boy who must die showed none. As the jurors filed in the prisoner was let! into the room and took the seat facing the Judge. When asked if they had found a verdict, William V. Kulp, foreman of the jury, answered in a shaking voice: "We have." He then announced that he and his associates had found W olter guilty of murder in-first degree. All eves shifted toward the prisoner, but he was as solid as a piece of stone. BROWN'S PENSIONS. The following is a list of pensions and other claims recently allowed by Pension Attorney, D. V* ? Brown, of our city: Matilda Cole, widow of Wilson Cole, of Point Pleasant, widows or iginal pension of $12 per month from July 15, 1908. Jane C. Brannon, widow of John S. Brannon, of Point Pleasant, wid ow's original pension of$12 pcrmo., from December 15, 1 909, also an in crease of pension from $17 to 830 per month which was gained upon ] appeal to Hon. Secretary of Interior of the United States. Mary A. Childcrs, deserted wife of Robert Childers, the one-half of his pension. Eli R. Hix, of Maple Shade, O., increase of pension from $12 to $17 per month. Barbaria A. Ashley, collected from the United States for service of William Smith, S5.74. Jesse Kearns, collected from the United States, bal due on his service as soldier, $8.+8. BASEBALL DANCE. Arrangements have been made by base ball managers to have another dance next Thursday night, at the i Spencer Assembly Hall. The ball, given a week ago by the boys, met J with such i?pular favor, and Cotton ' Blossom show boat, being on the dock here, thus making it possible, to secure the orchestra trom that boat to furnish the music, decided the manager in the matter. The foriegn players are all here and it will afford them an opportunity to become acquainted with some of our younger people. Tickets are now being sold at one dollar the couple. Gallia County Fair Company of Gallipolis, has been incorporated by 1 H. Marsh, W. S. Manring, Hollis ' C. Johnston, C. W. Kerr and J. C. | Ingles with a capital of $15,000. EXHIBITION GAME POINT PLEASANT-GALLIPOLIS YS SDP ERBA'SOF ONCfflNAH SUNDAY The Superba's one of the fast ame tuer 'earn* of Cincinnati, have been secured for an exhibition game with the local team here nextSunday after noon. They have several games to their credit already this season, and *ith the local team showing sucb form as they have so far, in practice, the game promises to be a good one, The game will be called at 3:00 o'clock and a large attendance is look ed for. An effort will be made to com plete the grandstand by that time in order that the ladies and others present, m.iy be accomodate with, comfortable seats. Practically all of the players signed have rciwrted and the whole buncht *re practicing hard every day. The ball park in the fair grounds at Gal lipolis was used for a practice grounds up until Tuesday noon, as the grounds, here were too soft from the recent filling, to permit of being played up on. The youngsters are showing up fine and Manager Joe Mack thinks thst he will finish not far from the penant. About twenty-three or four player* have reported, but the league rules limits each team to IS men. Only the best players will be retained and the balance released, probably by the end of the week. The line up of the regular team will be printed in this paper next week. Karl D. Meister, a pitcher, oT Marietta and D. Henry, of Clifton, an Out fielder have signed contracts and are being tired out. The following players were hand etl their releases yesterday: Glenn, Morgan, Wise, Park, Burdette, Ham ilton and Crow. The Point Pleasant-Gallijjolis V_ V. Lengn- will play the Hospital team at Gallipolis, Saturday. ^ The schedule of games, Point Pleasant-Gallipolis team is >s follows: At Ashland?May 11, 12, ig June 1, g, 3, +, als,, I4> ,5j 16_ Aug. 1. 2. At Charleston?May 8, 9, 10, also 23, 24, 25; July 21, 22, 23; Aug.. 26, 27, 29. At Huntington?May 30, 31; Jane -'1, 22, 23; July 6, 7, 8,9;Aug. 22, 23, 24. At Montgomery?May 14, 15; June 29, 30; July 2, 12, 13,14; Aug. 16, 17, 18. At Parkersburg?May 5, 6, 7* Jul-V 3- *' 5; Aug. 3, 4, 5, 0; Sept.' I 5, 6. ! HOME r.AUKS. j Will play on home ground with ! Ashland-Catlettsburg?June |5, 6, II, 12, 13; July 24, 31; Aug. 7, 8* 9, 14, 15. W ith Charleston?May 26 27 28" ?func 23, 24, 25; July 28, *29,' 30; Aug. 11, 12, 13. With Huntington?May 29; June 26, 27, 28; July 10, 11, 18, 19, 20; Aug. 28; Sept. 3, 4. W ith Montgomery?May 20, 31 22; June 7, 8, 9; July 15, 16,17; Aug. 19, -20, 21. With Parkersburg?May 17, 18, 19; June 17, 18, 19; July 25, 26^ 27; Aug. 30. 31; Sept. 1. The Charleston team made a race track out of the diamond at Beck Icy where they played an exhibition game yesterday. The score was 21 I to 1. Charleston made 18 hits md the way it kept the Beckley out fielders running after the ball was the feature of the game. Manager Benny is beginning to think he has some chance to win the penant and is in much better spirits than he was last week when he had to cancel so many games on account of rain. The Charleston team will probably play a game at Scaroro Sunday. Huntington Herald. Not much will Benny walk off with that penant, eh Joe. Messrs C. E. McCulldch and G W. Long from np the Kanawh*. were Tuesday visitors in the City.