POINT PLEASANT REGISTER.
VOLUME 47. POINT PLEASANT. W. VA.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 23. 1910. NO. 46
BUYING GREAT BALL THESE DAYS-WON
FIRST GAME FROM CHARLESTON.
STANDING OF CIXBS.
Clubs ? Won. Lost. Pet.
Charleston 11 + ? ?ss
Huntington 7 6
PT.PLEASANT-GAL 7 7 .500
Parkersburg 6 S .428
Ashland 5 1
Montgomery 5 9 .357
Manager Mack's "Cornstalk" tribe
have "hit their gait" and are still
going. After breaking even with
that fast team (the one that it is said
has gone beyond the salary limit)
Montgomery in the games Saturday
and Sunday, they proceeded to Char
leston and gave the leaders a good
drubbing, the score standing 10 to 8
in the game Monday. Schaefer
pitched a jjckhi game altn'?ugii iiring
hit hard. Ke struck out seven oi
the leaders and got two of the IS
hits made. Witter, the new left
4 fielder, signed up trocn Charleston,
hit the ball over the right field fenc.
for a home sackcr. He plays a nici
The following is the score by inu
MONDAY S GAME.
Score: H. h.
Char. 0 0 0 0 3 IV 0 0-8 12 *
Pt. P.-G. 0 10 2 2 0 0 0 5-10 13 3
Two-base hits?Ferrell, Connally.
Three-base hits?Bramlage. Home
run?Witter. Stolen base?Ferrell.
Double plays?Erlwine to Stockem:
Mack to Best to Mullencamp. Sacri
fice hits?Ferrell, Pick, Brown. Base
on balls?Of! Shafer, +; off Fisher.
4-; off LeMaster 1. Passed ball?
Hunter, 1. Struck out?By Fisher,
ti; by Shafer, 7. Time of game?
the dope. ^
Golden, the new pitcher, signed j
fron Sew Castle, Pa., pitched the1
Sunday game against Montgonerv.
nnd made a very creditable showing.
He conies highly recommended and i
will prove a valuable addition to oui
Our own, Dyke Dashner, is bacl- i
with us. He asked lor his release
from Decatur, 111., where he had
signed up before the Virginia Yalle>
League was organized, and it was
granted. Dyke made good with the ,
Decater team and could have stayed 1
there if he had wanted to, but ho 1
would rather play ball where he could j
he at home part of the time. He
will probably pitch one of the games,
here against Charleston this wtek.
All the "fans" are glad to see Dykt .
That Mullencamp boy has a record j
of four homes runs in fire straight :
games, every one of them over th< ,
fence, to say nothing of the two bag- :
ger and singles he had.
If we are not mistaken, Pickell. at ;
third base, did not have an error ii
17 straight chances. He is hitting
the ball too.
Center fielder Vallentine and Pitc
her Meister were released Saturday,
There wasn't anything wrong with.
Yallies fielding; he nailed everything
in the center pasture and some that
were over in left and right also, but
he was weak at the stick and that
made it necessary for a change to be
made. His many friends are sorry ]
that it was not possible for him to re" |
main. Meister it is said, asked for j
his release, having another )>osition j
The time for weeding out the team
(June 1st) is drawing near, and a j
few more players will be let go at
that time, as all the teams will have
to cut dawn too twelve players on
Manager Mack got three hits in
the first game with Charleston. We
have always,said that if Mack straight"
ened out on them, and could keep
- -from hitting so many foul, that he
would be the best hitter on the team.
That time has evidentally arrived.
ANKEAL MEETING?FIVE NEW DIRECT
ORS CHOSEN ON BOARD.
Nearly four-fifths of the capital
stock of $500,000 of the Hartford
Life Insurance Company was repres
ented at the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the company yester
day morning, when the meeting was
called to order by President George
E. Keenev. Despite the change re
cently made in the control of the
corporation, only the usual number
of stockholders were present at the
meeting. According to the charter
of the company, 17 directors are al
lowed, but it has been the custom
for several years to elect but eleven.
Three vacancies existed yesterday,
caused by the death ot Judge Arthur
F. Kggleston, and the withdrawal of
James ii. Knight and Ricnzi B. Par
Hal ii>ls distributed to tile stock
:olders contained seven Connecticut
?epresentatives, all heretofore con
nected with the company, and foul
epresentatives of the new controll
ing interests. The ticket *as elect
-d by the unanimous vote of the 3,
sT.S shares represented at the meet
.ng. The directors as elected are:
Of the Old Board?Andrew Gor
don of Enfield, Hon. Lewis Sperrv
of Hartford, Gen. Geo. E. Keenej
of Somers, Lewis E. Gordon, oi
Hartford, Hon. Everett J. Lake oi
Hartford and Raymond G. Keenej
New Members?John G. Hovt ot
Cincinnati, Louis A. Ireton of Cin
cinnati, J. S. S|)cnccr of Point Pleas
ant, W. Va., Jas. F. Heady, o:
Lochland, ()., and Thos. F. Law
rence, of Hartford.
Later the Board of Directors met
and re-elected the old officers, the
only change, being the addition oi
Mr. Hoyt to tlie list of vice-presi
dent, which is increased to three'
The officers elected are:
President?Geo. E. Keenev.
Vice-Presidents?John G. Hovt.
Raymond G. Keenev, Lewis E. Gor
Secretary Thos. F Lawrence.
The meeting yesterday hears out
the previous statement of the com
pany that the recent passing of con
trol means no change in officials ot
plans except along the lines of pro
gress The business of the company
during the past four months has been
exceptionally good, showing the de
velopment of the agency organiza
tion which has been underway for
some time.? The Hartford Daily
The above article will be of inter
est to the stockholders here of tin
Cincinnati Life Insurance Company,
? >f which company the controlling in
terests in the Hartford Life Insur
ance Company, of Hartford, Conn.,
was recently acquired.
There is not any doubt, but what
in Hunter we have got the best catch
er in the league. Talk about throw- ;
ing to bases, why it is same as a bul
let going down the line, and right on
the spot too.
Dougherty is a catcher, but has
been playing right field. He is pos
sibly not as fast as some we have seen
but when he comes to the bat, he
makes up for what shortcomings he
may have in the field, as he is a sure
Best's work at short is looking up.
He had four chances in the Monday
game at Charleston, besides two put
outs, getting one hit and playing an
Well we are in the first division.
How does it feel boys:
That bunch of jokes by the name
of Yorke, sent here to umpire the
Montgomery scries, should be wheel
ing coal somewheres. He certainly
does not think for a moment that he
ranks any old place as an umpire.
We know a school kid in this town
that can put it all over him.
Subscribe for the Register.
Memorial Day, 1910
? ? ?
Country's Duty to Heap Honors on
the Thinning Ranks of the Veterans
N* the armies during the
progress of the Civil war
there were enrolled a total
of over 2.000.000 men.
Tens of thousands of these
perished from wounds re
ceived in the struggle or
from diseases contracted
through the exposures and
hardships of the cam
paigns. Other tens of thousands re
turned maimed in limb or shattoreJ
in health, never to become again
. capable of carrying on the natural
struggle for existence and supremacy
in the peaceful pursuits of life.
Since the close or the war. the
ranks of the remnants of the Union
army have been thinned out con
stantly by the hand of death. The
expectancy of life left to these sur
vivors of the war, taking them In the
mass the day that the great review
was held at Arlington Heights after
: peace was restored, was much less
than the normal term of human life.
Still in spite of the thinning out of
the ranks there remain with us today
1 a vast host of the "old boys In blue"
1 who left their homes and the peaceful
pursuits of life to go to the front and
j protect the homes of those left be.
hind, hold up the flag of the country
' ??<1 preserve the Union of the states,
j This great "gray host" of the old sol
diers presents a pathetic but inspiring
spectacle to all of us this latest Memo
rial day, when we are called upon to
commemorate their deeds of valor,
'heir patriotic devotion to the Bag
| and and to the Union, and to nil our
souls as at a pure fountain with a re
newed spirit of patriotism, of greater
love for our country, greater appro
: <-if.tton for our admirable institutions
and a deeper and more devoted de
termination If the occasion should
! arise to emulate their deeds and to
; be as true to the flag and the country
j as they were, handing down to suc
; <">rt!ng generations the Union intact.
; is institutions unimpaired, as they
I did for us.
Tlie United States has certainly
: stamped the old maxim. "Republics
, are ungrateful," as false. There never
j was a country under any form of gov
t emment which showed the measure
| of gratitude to the men who defended
; the flag and preserved the nation at
j all comparable to the United States
J of America as shown by the history
j 'if the treatment accorded to the sol
I diers who fought in the great war.
Year by year from that time to this,
the scope of the pension list has been
J steadily enlarged. Almost a haif
| -entury after the first call for troops
1 by President Lincoln in the spring or
1S61. in spite of the hundreds of thou
-ands or the old army who have
crossed over to the other side, the
government Is paying this year a
I larger sum In pensions than was pro
, vided the first year after the war and
I almost as much as In any previous
year in all that have y*?se4 by.
I As the years roll by w* ?;j should
j cultivate the spirit mrvntfrsted by the
government in enlarshjjt tho. scope of
: the pension list. As Mh?xt?d above
this proves that the gra^ul hearts of
Americans are tei*b?4 m*rr tenderLy
TO OUR GRADUATES.
I here is a structure which everv
? graduate from our school is building,
, .vounff and old, rich and poor, each
i one for himself. It is called "char
j acter," and every act of your lives is
a stone for this structure. If day by 1
'lav you are careful to build your
lives with pure, upright deeds, at the
end you will stand a fair temple,
honored by God and man. But as
: >ne leak -will sink a ship, and one
I flaw break a chain, so one mean, dis
honorable act or word will forever
leave its impress and work its in
Huenee on your character. Then let
the several deeds unite to form a day
and one by one the days jrow into
noble years, and the years as they
slowly pass win raise at last a beauti
ful edifice, enduring forever to your
: praise, and you will cherish with the
: utmost tenderness the memories of
I your school life. The old school
| house, the familiar walks about the
; place, the desk upon which you wrote
i your name, all indelibly stored away
jin memory never to be forgotten.
with a sen^e of the debt that owa
the old soldiers ns the years roll by.
Those of us who sec the "old boys in
blue" marching through the utreeta
Oil Memorial day year by year, can
scarcely miss .being struck by a sense
of the weight of years that rests upon
the shoulders of ih!.? "good gray
army." Remember It Is more than a
whole generation ago, as human life
goes, almost a generation and a half,
since the last recruit was enrolled In
the volunteer army of 'he Tnlon Just
before the war came to Its close.
There are very few members of the
Grand Army, very few soldiers of the
Civil war. who are only at the three
score mark. Indeed, there are not
many of them who are not at the
psalmist's term of life, three score
and ten. There are but few alive who
answered the first call of President
Lincoln. If the new recruit were only
twenty when that call went out, ho
is sixty-eight now. The soldier who
was thirty Is nearly eighty.
It Is a touching thought to think of
this noble army and look back through
the half-century that Is gone by and
think of the bright, promising, sturdy
youths with life all before them, with
quickened pulses, with linn, unwaver
leg trend that shook the earth In the
first army corps and brigades organ
lied In the early days of the war
| When the great review was held near
?Washington, after peace was made,
the eves of these "boys In blue" were
still bright with hope, their steps still
Arm and their benrts resolute. Tn
like most other armies, they went
back to their homes glad the war was
over. They returned to the occupa
Hons thev had laid down when the
call to arms reached them. They have
been through all these years of busi
ness good citizens, law-abiding, indus
trious and self-respectirg. taking enre
nf themselves and of those dependent
upon them as generally and as effi
ciently as those who never heard the
rattle of musketry or the roar of ar
tillery. nor the shock of cavalry
charging over the plain.
Year by year their ranks nrc thln
nirg out now very rapidly. Year by
year, thousands of them drop. They
mav never have another opportunlt}
of experiencing a little Jcy begoitei
of the respect :.nd gratitude shown b;
their countrymen. It Is fitting tha
th" graves of those who are gon<
should be decorated with Cowers 11
memory of what they did and endured
but it Is still more important that w.
should show to these who still remnii
among us our high appreciation c
their patriotism and valor.
Long live in thousands and tens o'
thousands the "boys in blue. Ma?
their ranks thin slowly. May man.
years pass by before "taps" is sound
ed over the grave of the last of tin:
great army of grizzled heroes. Am
wLile they live may Americans of tht
present and of coming generation!
never lack In their admiration anr
! gratitude to the men who protocte
? the homes of America, who uphcli
the fag of the country, and who pre
served the tnlon of states intact
I with all the admirable institution:
\ framed by the fathers of the republic
ANCELINE HAYMAN DEAD.
Mrs. Angeline Haymandied Mon
day morning last, at the homeof Mr
A. M. Steele, near Rawlins, after an
illness of about one year, from dropsy
and Bright s Disease.
She was sixty-two years old at the
time of her death and had resided in
Mason county all of her life. She
was a member of the A. C. Church,
a good christian woman, loved by all
who knew her.
Deceased is survived by a husband, ?
seven sons and two daughters as fol- j
lows: Stephen, James H., Chas. R..
William, Tom, I*rank, and Klmer. j
Mrs. Scott Webster and Mrs. A. M.
Steele, of near Leon, at whose home
she died, being the two daughters.
The funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. Orvil Sayre, interment
following at Letart.
LOST:?Small gold watch, dia
mond studded back case, also brooch
to which it was attached, some place
between here and Maggie. Return
to Miss M. L. Neale, or this office
and receive liberal reward.
EXERCISES AT KOOFFS OPERA HOUSE
LAST NIGHT. LARGELY ATTENDED.
The High School commencement,
which took place last night, was
one of the brilliant successes of this
days generation anil there was no lack
of audience to witness the workman
ship wrought out by these years of
earnest endeavor and skillful drill.
For half an hour before the doors
were set ajar people were wending
their way thither.
As they beheld this culmination of
well applied aud judiciously directed
efforts they must certainly concede
that the liberal support they have
given has not been lavished in vain
or trusted to hands that have mis
plied it: and while it does take means
to maintain our school system if it is
progressive, it is means well applied,
and repairs in ben* tits f virfold anj
community and our is untry in gc -
In this class there is not a dim
' -tar in theconstellation. Theentir>
lass acquitted themselves with hon
r. The production were creditable
savored much of originality, an
nany sparkled with the richest gem
| >f thought.
I he following program was render
Invocation?Rev. .1. F. Baxter.
Chorus, Song of the Triton?
Malloy, High School.
Oration?Character. Walter Sin
F.-.suy?The Deterioration of tin
Stage, Ann Kliza Whittcn.
Essay?The Vizzard of the West.
Gertrude Belle Burdette.
Oration?The New South, Carlisle
| Leslie Whaley.
Essay?The Realty of Dreams.
Marv Constance Hayman.
Essay?Heroines of English. Liter
ature, IdaiFlorence Howard.
Essay?The Advantages of Go?x':
' Roads, Harry Frank Lewis.
Chorus?Moonlight and Music,
: Pinsuti, High School.
Essay?The Arts and Craft Move
ment, Dora Maybelle Kincade.
Essay?Women ;is Rulers, Caroline
Essay?The Shuttle, Bess McVcj
Oration? Educated Citizenship,
Raymond Murrea Brown.
Address?Mr. Ira B. Bush, Super
intendent of Schools, Hinton.
Presentation of Diplomas?JUr. H.
E. Coo|>er, (On behalf of the Board
Class Song?(Auld Lang Syne)
Benediction?Rev. (>. M. Pullin.
l.ANr.sltiN limil SCHOOL.
Langston High School held ther
'?ommencement exercises, Monde
night and had a large audience. Thi
graduates all acquitted themselves
in a creditable manner.
Tomorrow will be ladies' day at
league park. All ladies are cordially
invited to come out and witness the
game between the local team and
Charleston, free of charge. It is
liossible that Dyke Dashner will
pitch this game, without manager
Mack changes the program. The
ladies of Gallipolis have been invited
to attend and a large crowd is ex
pected from there. Come out and
root for the home team.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH SERVICES.
Sunday, May 29, 1910,'11:00
A. M , Service and Sermon: 8:00
1'. M., Evening Prayer and Address.
Rev. Hunter Davidson will officiate
at both services. He will speak in
the evening on The Rich Young
Ruler and Christ." You are cordially
invited. This Wednesday evening at
S:00 o'clock Mr. Davidson lectures
in the Episcopal Church on "The |
Scarlet Letter," by Hawthorne. 1
This lecture is open to the public.
ABOUT THE ASSAULT NEAR ROCKCASTLE.
The following article taken from
the "Mountaineer" of Ravenswood
are the farts in the assault ease of
Cain vs. Shinn, mention of which
was made in our last issue.
On Monday morning Will Cain,
son of Jas)>er Cain, of Mason county,
was arrested, by J. F. Carney, special
constable, and returned before P. M.
\ Riley justice, of Ripley district.
Young Mr. Cain is charged with
maiming with intent to kill. The
trouble occurred 011 Friday of last
? week in Jackson county near the
' Mason county line. It appears that
there lias been trouble of long stand
ing between some members of the
family of Mr. Geo. Sliinn, and the
family of Jasper Cain both of Mason
county. Young Mr. Cain, the de
fendant, was hauling corn to the
Rockcastle mill. He bud hauled one
livid to the mill on Thursday, and as
'ie attempted to go up the steps into
the mill, Mr. Shinn snored him ofl
lie steps, and some words were used
j >etween them.
On Friday voting Cain took an
; other load of corn to the mill and
| after unloading it started home.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sliinn were there
with team and wagon; Soon after
Cain started Mr. Shinn started in
pursuit, on his wav home. It is
?luinied Mr. Sliinn laid whip and
soon came up insight of young Cain,
driving at a rapid gait Mr. Cain laid
whip and the two teams were on the
go with -considerable speed. Mr.
Shinn in the course of a mile over
took Mr. Cain who driving to one
side stopped his team.
In driving past Mr. Shinn stopped
his team and with his coat off, jump
ed out of his wagon, and caught Cain
by the arm and came near jerking
him out, when the boy placed his
foot against the side of his wagon and
tore lose from him, and -securing
some thing threw and hit Mr. Shinn
just back of one ear knocking him
senseless. Mrs. Shinn also got out
of the wagon, and the team of Mr.
Shinn ran off home and Cain drove
At the hearing before Squire Riley
Monday the case was continued un
1 til the 28th day of May. Prosecut
ing Attorney, R. E. Hughes, object
ed to any bond being taken for th<
appearance of the defendant on the
ground that he had information to the
effcct, that the physicians attending
Mr. Shinn had announced that the
injury of the stricken man necessari
ally fatal, and that he was momen
: tariallv expecting to hear of the death
;<>f Mr. Shinn. Whereupon the court
' refused taking any recognizance, and
notified the parties to get ready for
] trial by 10 o'clockTuesday, and com
! mitted the defendant to jail. The
defendant by his attorney Elmer L.
Stone offered to give recognizance in
j the penalty of $ i 0,000. Shortly
I after tile defendant was committed,
the prosecuting attorney, consented
to let the defendant give bond, as we
were informed, and bond was given
and the case continued as stated.
The defendant is twenty-one years
old, just recently married, and
weighs about 120 pounds."
Mr. Cain, father of the boy men
tioned, was in to see us Monday
morning and tells us that the above
is a true story of the affair.
According to him, we were mis
taken in saying that the boy was
fixing to leave the country at the
time he was arrested.
Shinn is reported to be getting
along nicelv, being able to sit up at
Mr. William E. Yeager and Miss
Claudia V. Swan were married last
Wednesday, at the Presbyterian
Manse, by Rev. J. F. Baxter. The
contracting parties were both from
Maggie, and were a nice young
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