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POINT PT/EASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. TT. VA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 4. 1910. NO. 43 HELD DP J. E. SMITH OF TRACE FORK HELD DP !fe BY HIGHWAYMEN. One of the roost remarkable crimes known in the annals of Ca bell county was perpetrated on Trace Fork, near Mason county line. Tuesday night, J. E. Smith, a far mer, being the victim. Smith had been to Milton and was returning home on horseback. Sometime after dark had fallen, he was accosted while passing along a lonely road, by two men who held him up at the point of revolvers. He was taken far iat ? the woods where he was compelled to dismount from his horse, alter which lie was tied to a tree. His caj.tors then searched him for money but their efforts were fruitless. It is believed that the men j had learned that Smith had a con siderable sum of money in bis pos session and determined to get it. , They chose the wrong time, f.ir the attempt, however, as Smith had made the trip to Milton for the purpose of putting his hoard in bank. Failing to find the money the men left Smith tied to the tree and went away. When Smith s family awakened yesterday morning the horse on which the head of the household had gone away was found in the door yard but the rider was missing. Suspecting foul play a ]>osse went in search of him and after many hours found him. When rescued Smith was weak from hunger and j fatigue. He was able to give a rather ad equate description of his assailants and it is believed that they will be brought to book. Some people believe that the crime was an echo ot the affair which J occurred in this county several years ago, in which a brother of Smith was waylaid and killed, for which crime two men were sub sequently sent to the penitentiary. . UNKNOWN TREASURE HUNTERS. It has been reported by some of, the old settlers that many years ago that there was de|iosited a large amount of gold and silver coin some where on what is known as the Mike Roseberry farm within three miles of Point Pleasant. Last Wednesday j night some unknown parties made an excavation on said farm the part now owed by T. F. Kimberling heirs. The first night they excavated they made a hole near the residence -ixfix ; + feet. On the following night thev , came back under cover of the dark- 1 ness and dug the hole 1+ feet deep. , Thev used tools that they had pro cured from Mr. Watt Hogg's place,; as his tools were found near the ex cavation and recognized. Nobody in that neighborhood knows from whence they came nor whither they have have gone. FAMILY REUNION. Judge Whiten and family were visiting with his mother last week, at Upland. They returned by the way of Glenwood where a reunion of the Gwinn family was held. Those present besides the Judge and fam ily, wereC. E. Gwinn, ofColumbus, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Gwinn and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Holloway, of Hunt ington, CHAS. FRY ARRESTED. Chas. Fry, living at Guvandotte, was arrested at his grandson's house boat, laying at Lock 26,near Hogsett, last Sunday. Deputy Sheriff Lew Bowcott made the arrest on a warrant sworn out by prosecuting attorney Blagg. It is said that Fry brought the whiskey (six qnarts of which were found on the boat when it was searched) from Guvandotte. No evidence was produced to show that any of it had been sold, so it is thought to be impossible to make a case against him. TWO HEADS BOTH WELL DEVELOPED. ADORN BROOKLYN CHILD. . New York, April SO.?John O. ' Kelson, of+114 Stuart avenue, Brook lyn Hills, Queensborough, has a daughter who has two well-developed | heads, he says. She is 6 years old 1 and is unable to walk or sit up, but, her father says, she is as bright as any child he ever saw. When the child was born the doc tors told its parents that she could. not live, but Nelson employed the best specialists, and succeeded in keeping his little one not only alive,: but in giving her comparative health. This cost him all he owned, he says, about ?33,000, and he and his wife j now are poor. The Nelsons do all i>ossible to pre vent strangers seeing their child and wrap her up to get her out of doors without attracting attention. 1 he child speaks English and German! with equal fluency, using both mouths when she speaks, so her father says. ! MRS. LEMON PARSONS DEAD. Mrs. Oda Parsons, wife of Lemon Parsons, died at her home near Flat Rock, last Thursday, after an illness ot five weeks, with Typhoid fever. The deceased was sixty-five years old at the time of her death, a grand, good christian woman, and will be sadly missed by numberless friends and relatives. She was a member the Adventist Church, taking -an active part in all church work and so-, cial affairs in her neighborhood. She leaves beside a loving husband, two sons and two daughters, to mourn their great loss. "Ihe funeral v.is held from the late residence, Sunday morning. Rev. Atkinson oflicisit ng, with the following |>all bearers:.!. H. McDermitt, S, S. McDermitt, S. T. McDermitt, C. M. McD<-rmitt, and Chas. and Perry Parsons. In terment at the Smith Burving Ground. ROME AGAIN. Mr. Wally Barnett and wife, who were bitten by a rabid calf sometime ago, mention of which was made in this paper and who have been in Baltimore receiving the Pasteur treat ment for rabies, returned here Sat urday. Their many friends were glad to hear of. their complete recovery. disastrous fire. The power lwnse of the Hartford Coal Company, near New Haven, caught fire in some unknown man ner about five o clock Friday morn ing and was destroyed with its con tents, entailing a loss of about1, - ?200. The company immediately started to rebuild. In the mean time the coal and salt works will! both have to shut down. YOUNC MAN DEAD. George Henry Epling, died at his home near Lock 11, Monday, fromj tuberculosis. He was thirty-six years old and leaves a wrle and two sons ? and one daughter to mourn their loss, j He was born in Boone County, Feb ruary 11, 187+. The body was taken ' to Barboursyille, Cabel county, for in- j j temient, Tuesday. EOQUENT SERMON. Rev. Hunter Davidson, the new j rector of the Episcopal Church at this | place, delivered an eloquent, effective j sermon at the Sunday morning ser- j vices, and gave an interesting, ex-1 j temporaneous talk in the evening;' . both of which were greatly enjoyed : and appreciated bv those in attend I ance. The choir rendered an excell ent musical program at each service, notwithstanding the fact that its members have not sung together for many months. f Mr. John Varian was business , visitor at Parkersbnrg, Sjiurdav. VIRGINIA VALLEY LEAGUE WILL OPEN THE SEASON TO-MORROW Tomorrow the season will open in the Virginia Vallev leasee, the open ing to take place in the following cities: Huntington, Parkersburgand 1 Charleston. Ashland-Catlettsbn r g ! will open the season at Huntington, Montgomery at Charleston and Galli polis-Pt. Pleasant at Parkersburg. The rainy weather for the past ten i days has made the opening day seem far in the misty future to the anxious ] players. On the opening day atj Huntington Mayor Sweitzer will pitch the first liall, President Spinney : of Cincinnati, receiving it. Spinney | willals? make an adlress Nfore the; game. At Chariest >n Governor William Glassok vill make the! opening adiriss, an.i will j-itch the first ball. At Parkerslurg Mayor W. B. Pedico will oj>en the season with an address, and will i itch the first ball. President Spinney has, assigned his umpires as follows for' the 0|>ening games: Seives at Charles ton; Rasch at Parkersburg, and York at Huntington. All these men are known to be clever handlers of the indicator. Band concerts will be held at the parks from 1 :S0 to 3 p. m., and parades will be held in the morning. Joe Mack's players are all in good shape and he is very sanguine of success for his team on the opening. To-morrow our team will play at Parkersburg. We have great hopes ; for our own team, and every one in-j terested in base ball will wait with j much anxiety the result of its initial games. We say everyone interested in base ball, which means practically the citizenship of Mason County, \V. Va., and Gallia County, Ohio, for all patriotic people love the home boys. We have a bunch of fine young men, jolly, social and moral, who iove the sport. We have in Red- ' dy" Mack a manager who believes1 in maintaining a good high standard ? for base ball players, ar.d he does not suffer his men to engage in high life or riotous living. He has piloted his men to victory before, and we be lieve he will do the same for us. If our boys do not win at first don't go to knocking them, for there is abet ter time coming. They have had no practice worthy of notice. Tliey l>eat the Hospital team at Gallipolis bv a good safe margin last week; they were beaten by the Lancaster, Ohio State League team, Sunday, by a score of one to three, and made but one error. They are >-orking out fine. Everybody is going to be with them and lend them moral and fi nancial support. We should be for our own boys, we must. Every one of them is a hero. We do not know them, but we will know them. They are all right. We must get in the game with them; we must root for THE BRIDGE! THE BRIDGE! Has anyone heard of the Mayor aid the Town Council of Point Pleas ant taking any action towards getting the Railroad Company to furnish some protection to trivellers who pass un-. der the bridge along Main and Viand Street? If the Railroad Company can be made to give protection from the danger that is incident to travellers, then immediate steps should be taken in that direction: and if it cannot, then the Town itself should provide some kind of protection, and not wait to do so until some person is killed or seriously injured. This matter should not be neglected, and in the language of Patrick Henry we say, that the 'Town authorities should not "liesup j inely on their backs and hug the de lusive phanton of hope,"?hoping that someone will not be killed. It is likely to occur at any time, and de- ] lay is dangerous. Lew Dashnrr has bought the lot adjoining the Baptist Church, on eleventh Street and will build a nice residence on it. I them, not against them. If you do j not love the greatest American game | in the world, don*tfcome5over|to!the I Point Pleasant Diamond, for]there|is 1 going to be t*ome sDortJJtherelthis j ' season, and wnen our boys come here for the home series of games they j are going to get a welcome that'will make their souls feel good. HOSPITAL GAME. SCORE BY INNINGS. Score: R. H. E. ft. H.-b. 10002004 0-7 (i 4 O. H. E. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-4 7 G Three base hits?Brown, Martin, Stone. Stolen bases?Valentine 1, Henry 4, Mullencamp 2, Sterrett 1. Sacrifice Hits?Gilmore, Daughertv, Windom. Struck Out?By Shafer S. By Win tin in 6. Umpire Prof. Me Kinneon. NOTES OF THE GAME. Red Henry is the "candy" when i it comes to stealing base*. He had four to his credit in the game Satur day. The only time it looked blue, was in the first inning. Shafer pitched a masterly game and had as much speed at the finish as he had in the opening inning. | Mullencamp plays the first bag like an old leaguer. He'll do. That Umpire surely did give us the rotten end of every decision. LANCASTER GAME. SCORE UY INNINGS. Score: R. H. E. | Pt. P.-G. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-111 1 Lancaster 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 O-.'i 5 0 Two base hits?Henry, Smith, i Bay, Walsh, Obey, Wentz. Stolen Bases?Wentz, Valentine 2, Mack. Strike Outs?By Wentz IS, By j Mcister 12, Base on balls, by Wentz 5, by Meister 1. Umpire Wolfe, j Attendance 900. MASON CITY* GAME. SCORE BY' INNINGS. Score: R. H. E. i Pi. P.-G. o o i i o o l o o-:i io s! Mason 00000000 0-0 5 4 j Batteries for Point Pleasant Brown , and Daughertv. For Mason City . Russell and Snyder. Three base hits?Daughertv, Two base hits? ? Brown 2, Elias 1. Struck out by j Brown 10, by Russell 9. Base on balls, Russell C, Brown 0. Umpire Wolfe. The following new players came in 1 since our last report: Geo. H. Smith, i from Lancaster, Pa., an infielder, F. M. Hunter, catcher, and Harry ; Best, infielder from Newcastle, Pa. All of them come well recommended and will serve tostrengtlien the team in the weak spots. Smith played in the game yesterday against Mason City, and made a fine showing on bag No. 2. "RED" HENRY INJURED. The base ball fans will all regret to learn of the serious accident that happened to "Red" Henry yesterday on the base ball diamond at Point Pleasant, while engaged in a prac tice game. In making a base slide he twisted his ankle, breaking two bones, which will necessitate his being laid up for some weeks. This will be a serious Ijss to our home; team, for it was almost certain that "Red" was to beoneof tlie "boys" during the coming season. He was playing exceedingly good ball, was the star performer at the Gallipolis game last week, and performed well at the game Sunday against Lancas ter. Red" is a whole soul, good j natured fellow, and we will all be sorry that we will not be able to' cheer him in some of the excellent plays which he would have been certain to make had it not been for ! the accident which happened to him. Mr. Ed McCulloch from Five-mile, 1 was on our streets Saturday. ATTEMPTS SUICIDE IRA HOBBS SHOOTS HIMSELF IN ABDO MEN?CANNOT POSSIBLE RECOVER. Ira Hobbs a young man about SO years old returned from Huntington i yesterday afternoon, after a visit with relatives there, and going im mediately to Kingtown, where he ; boards, shot himself through the I abdomen. It is said by parties that saw him that he was intoxicated j when he got off the train. There were two or three eve witnesses to the shooting which occurred near John Cheesebrew's store. Hobbs says that it was an acci dent, but all of the people present at the time claim it was a deliberate at tempt at suicide. It is said that he was very much in love with-a cer tain young lady hcrfc and that she did not reciprocate his attentions. This it is thought was the motive for the rash act. He made a statement to Andy Daughertv under promise that he would not divulge it unless he died from the wound. An eye witness says that he pulled the gun, , a thirty-two caliber, Americ?n Bull. Dog pattern, from his pocket, plac-j ing it against his right side and pull ed the trigger before any ane could stop him. The bullet struck a book in his pocket deflecting downward, perforating the intestines in several places. The affair happened about j six o'clock yesterday evening and he has been lingering between life and death ever since. Dr. Fadely attended him and savs that there is sina'l chance for his recovery. His relatives came here from Hunting ton, this morning and everything possible is being done to save his life. HARD ON BARBERS. An ordinance was passed at \\ ater-I loo, Nebraska, forbiding a barber toi eat onions between 7 a.m., and 0 p. j m.; nor put his finger in his custo mers mouth or use tobacco while! working over a chair, and not insist on a customer having his neck shav ed or hair singed or to talk gossip. They have the barbers down pretty tight there, but it is easy enough for 1 the the barbers to refuse to shave people they don't want to shave who have bad breaths and bad ways of annoyance. THE HAM WHAT AM. Wellston, April 30?A Klondike , close at hand has been discovered by . Mrs. William Bruce, living near here ; w ho gets her week's marketing and ; a liberal sum in addition for an ordinary ham. Mrs. Bruce brought .i 20-pound ham to a local grocery store yesterday, and in exchange received a bill ol goods consisting ?f: six yards of calico, four pounds of sugar, one and two-thirds pounds i>f coffee, one jwekageof soda, one pack age cabbage seed, one pair of hose, ; one package of clothespins, one sjwkjI ? of thread and some candy, and then the grocer discovered he was still in , debt to her to the extent of $4.70. The price which the ham brought: would have purchased a hog weighing j 123 pounds a few years ago. VIRGINIA LAUNCHED. Word was received here last night that the stranded steamer % irginia, ? which for two months has been perch -1 ed high and dry in Williamson's corn field near Willow Grove, iiad been launched. On Monday the boat was skidded across the corn field and al lowed to.rest at the top of an incline during Monday night. Early yester day work was again taken up, and during the afternoon hours the boat was jiulled into the water. The launching of the boat was done by a Pittsburg conccrn, and was suecess ; ful in every way. The boat after ' undergoing a few minor repairs at 1 the point where she is now tied up, ! will make a trip to Pittsburg. From 1 there she will start out on her regular | time. t & M. OFFICERS C. & 0. AND HOCKING VALLEY OFHOALS TAKE MANAGEMENT OF ROAD. Columbus, Ohio, April 30.?The new officers of the Kanawha and Michigan railway, recently sold to the Chesapeake and Ohio and Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Rail ways, were announced ? today by President N. Monsarrat. Gabriel Morton, formerly with the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, is ap pointed secretary and assistant to president, with offices in Charleston. W. J. Blennemah, formerly witk the Chesapeake and Ohio is made auditor. E. N. Bennett, now assist ant paymaster of the Hocking Val ley, is made treasurer, and J. F. Holvemer, now chief clerk to the general counsel for the Toledo and Ohio Central at Toledo, is appointed purchasing agent. J. ' F. Youse, general agent of the Hocking Valley at Toledo, i< to l>c general freight agent and passenger agent. Norton Monsarrat, of Toledo, son of Pres ident Monsarrat is appointed gen eral attorney. DEATH OF SMALL CHILD. Hanlcy, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hood Hoffman, of South Side, died last Friday after a short illness from Typhoid Pneu monia. He was a bright little child and the idol of the father and mother who are inconsolable in their lost. Death is a hard master, he takes from us our brightest and best, but he can not ever mar memory. The funeral was held Saturday and the little form was laid to rest in the Pine Grove Cemetery. MARK TWAIN ON PROHIBITION. 1 am a friend of temperance, and 1 want it to succeed, but 1 don't think prohibition is practical. The Germans, you see, prevent it. Look at them. They have just invented a method of making brandy out of sawdust. Now what chance will prohibition have when a man can take a rip saw and go out and get drunk with a fence rail? What if the good of prohibition if a man is able to make brandy mashes out o the shingles on his roof, or if he can. get delirum tremens by drinking the legs off the kitchen table? ORIOLE SOLD. The steamer Oriole, which entered the trade here several weeks ago, plying between Huntington and Portsmouth, has been sold to Woods, Burdette ^Company. The Kentuckey juirties left with the Oriole yesterday it noon. She will be entered in the trade on the Kentucky river and will run between Frankfort and Madison ?Huntington Advertiser. AGED LADY DROPS DEAD. Mrs. Sarah G. Moore dropped dead early this morning, at her home in Henderson, from heart fail ure at the age of 68 years. She was a fine old lady, being a mem ber of the M. E. Church for the past forty years. Her death came as a surprise to her many friends, and relatives, she not being ill only a short time before her death. She is survived by five children, three sons and two daughters. Mrs. Ches ter Moore and Mrs. James Rice, of Brilliant, Ohio. The funeral will be at the M. E. Church Friday after noon. Rev. Bragg officiating. Burial in the Henderson cemetery. BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES. For Sunday May 8th, 1910. Bible School 9 :S0 A. M. Preach ing 11:80 A. M. and 8:00 P. M. Theme of the morning sermon, "The comforts of the Christian Religion." Of the evening sermon, "The Morn ing Cometh, Awake." A cordial invitation is extended to all. Rev. O. F. Jackson, pastor.