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From President William H. Taft: to Congress. Washington, D. 0., April 15.? A message from President Taft was reoeived by both branobes of Ooogrees, submitting a draft of a bill for a revision of the present aohednles between this oountry and the Philippines. The exeou tive's message was as follows: "To the Senate and Uonse of BepresenUtivee: I transmit here with a oommnnioation from the Secretary of War, inclosing one from the Ohief of the Bureau ?of Insular Affairs, in whioh is trans mitted a propoeed tariff revision law for the Philippine Islands. "This measure revises the pres ent Philippine tariff, simplifies it and makes it oonform. as nearly as possible, to the regulation of the ouatoms la^s of the United States, espeoially with reepeot to paoking and packages. "Tne present Philippine regula tions have been cumbersome and diffioalt for American merchants and exporters to oomply with. "Its purpose is to meet the new oonditions that will arise nnder the section of the pending United States tariff bill, whioh provides, with certain limitations, for free trade bttween the United States and the isiahns.. "It is drawn with a view to pre serving to the islands as maoh oas toms revenue as possible, and to protect in a reasonable measure those industries whioh now exist in the islands. ''The bill now tracsmiltad has been drawn by a board of tariff ex perts, of which the Insular Collec tor of Customs, Colonel Giorge R CoUou, wes the President. The board held a great many open meetings in Manila, and oon ferred with representatives of all business intersta in the Philli pine islands. ' OF GREAT IMPORTANCE." "It iB of great importance to the welfare of the islands that the bill should be passed at the same time with the pending Payne bill, with speoial reference to the provisions of whioh it was prepared. 5*1 respeotfully reoommend that this bill be enaotsd at the present session of Congress as one inci dental to and required by the passage of the Payne bill. "William H. Taft. "The White House, April 14,1909. ' AT.TRED H0LBR00K DEAD. Prof. Alfred Holbrook, aged 93 years, died at his home at Lebanon, Ohio, last Friday. He was the founder of the National. Normal University, of that plaoe, so largely attended by teaohers and students from every state in the Union. He was the anthor of Holbrook'a grammar, extensively used, and the father of the idea of indepen dent normalism from whioh oame a vast system of normal sohools throughout the states. Many of his pupils are to be found in this oouaty, and in the Ohio and Ka nawha valleys. The funeral was held lit the ohapel hall Monday afternoon, and is said to have been the largest and most elaborate in the history of the oity. Delegates of "Normalites" from many stateB were present. Get our prioas on matting, rugs oil oloth and linoleum before buy ing elsewhere. The Bon-Ton De-i partment Store. It A Bright Sunday in the Calendar of* fwo Popular Young 'People. Mr Cal Sawyers and Miss Fran, oea Henry were united in the holy bonds of matrimony in Gallipolis, Ohio, Sunday afternoon *nd left Monday for their future home, at Snmmerville, Niohclas oonnty. The groom ia a splendid youug fellow and is a brother to Mrs Will Stortz of this oity. The bride ia a handsome and popnNr young woman, The Register, joins in congratu lations and hopes that the joys and sorrows of a long life may be mntually shared, end when "silver threads shall fall among the gold, may the happy infljence of do mestic bliss sit hand in hand with olustering honors upon their brow throwing a halo of youth around their sunset of life. "THE OBSTTTAXE FAMILY " A musical oomedy given by the Warblers" at Hooff's Opera House la-t Wednesday night, April 14th, was the suooess of the season. Tbe ohorus pirls did fine work?as good as those of long training. Charlie Howard in his song, "Blow the Smoke Away," delifeh ted the audience as usual. Jaofc Swaim with his fourteen ohorns girls was one of the star features. Miss Caroline Comstook in her usual pleasing manner, sang "Sweethearts," with ohorus. Misa Kate Smith with her ohorus in 'A Night, a ? Girl, a Moon," wbb highly appreciated by all these who heard her. Miss Hess and "Warblers" olosed tbo entertainment by singing "A Garden of Dreams.'' Under the uirootion of Miss Hess, Goldie Comstook and Carl Eur'z vrera the hit of the evening, BIVERireWS The J T Hatfield and the Lu oy Marmet are dropping out ooal from the mines for shipment to the Cincinnati market. Capt James Morgan Hooff re turned Sunday from Louisville, where he took the steamer Wini frede. The Evergreen now has the fa miliar whistle that was on the old Columbia for several years. This whistle was made by tfce Enos Hill Co, mfeny years ago. Capt Wm Daffy has ohanged the name of his towboat Mary La oey to Diok [Pape, in honor 9f a Marietta men. Cspt Thomas Warren, 90, a vrell known river man, died at Pcrkere burg a few days agp. COJTTBACTS CLOSED. Charleston. W. Va.. April 13.? Af a meeting of the trustee* of the funs' appropriated fcr a monument Poiut Pleasant held here, it was announced that contracts had been olosed for the work and that it will be completed in :time*for the un veiling on October 10, justl35 years after the tamoue battle whioh it will oommemcrate. The shaft will cost >15,CCD, two-thirds of whioh will be paid by the federal government. ?Parkersburg Diapatoh-Xews. Mrs John L Whitten was oslled to Glenwood Tuesday o^ing to the illness of her father. Mr Henry Gwinn, who is quite siok. LOCAfc NEWS. Ai the gas man's bill g?ta small the k* man's bill gels larger. The%ecefyd W. E Hadson,of Hootingto^v&ob od at the Pres byterian ohurefi: Scrday night. Mrs Ed MoElfrenh will onterisin the SooieUs Ulub from 2 until 5 o'oloek to-morrow . fternoon. 0. E. Sarbet & Oo, began drill' ing an oil wfcll ol the Wagner farm near Point P i?snt Monday. At the sale las'. Wednesday of the Pakeraborg^ew. plant Jndge Beeae Blizzard beor .o the pur ohaaer at $21030. The farmer* of our oonnty are all busily engaged in preparing for and planting oforops There will be a larger acreage planted this year than usual. Mr. ?T B. Smith baa purohtsed the property reoently purchased by Mr Marion Foglenonjr, *on Kanawha street. Mr Roy Smith, hie eon, will occupy it. At a congregational meeting of the members o? the Point Pleasant Preabyterian Church, a' o&U was oztended to the Rev. Dr. MoCon nell, Moriatown, Tenn. W. P. Fowler, oontraotor, has commenced the work of making oement bloobs for the new resi dence of Oapt Rush Bnrnaide, on the ooraer of 7th and Main streets. Miss Tim Malone will moat her denc-'ng olass on Wednesday night of.thie week instead of Friday night, on account of the ontertain ment 'Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patoh." The Point Clab_g&ve their ? Eas ter danoe at the Spenoer Assembly room on Thursday night of last week. About thirty couples wore iu attendance, and a very enjoy able danco it was. Air E C Winger received a tele gram Mcnday morning saying: "De-r Pup., I arrivGu Sunday noca. Mamma rind I doing nicely." Frances Imogeno Winger." Con gratulations. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson denies the soaroity of wheat as the oauee of the rise of flour. He says there are many millions of bcsbels of wheat in tho United States, more than oan bo used before the next crop is matured. Mr. John Beller, Jr., son of Mr. John E. Beller, of this place, now a W est Point Cadet, was operated on Sunday for appendioitis. His many friends wil! be glad to know the operation was successful, and is getting along nicely at last ao oounts. The ohildren and grandohildreu of Mrs Ro6s Filson gave her a sur. prieo party on her 71st birthday last Friday, at whioh refreshments were served and all present had a good time. She received a num ber of fine presents, and upen leaving the guests filled ber pook eta with silver dollars. Exclusive hats for all, no two ?like- E B Sisler. Mr and Mrs S P Some:ville, of Ten-mile, were in town Monday, shopping and visiting relatives. You oan save mcney by buying your laoe ourtains at Th? Ben-Ton Department Store. It Miss Elsie Hen king, who has spent six weeks in New York per. oha?ing her trousean, came on to Charleston where she was married i to Frank Smith, of Gallipot, 0, oeremony taking pleoe at St Jobct ohurch. CAPT. THOMAS Appointed U. S. Marine Boiler Inspector Vice George H. Atkinson', Resigned. For the first time in neatly 15 years tntre has been a obiu^ge in the effioe of the local United States steam bo: t Inspectors as the result of the resignation on Thursday of Captain George II Atkinson. To take bia placo Captain Charles G Thomas of Point Ploaesnt, W Va, a member of the looal board of th^t place, has been appointed. Captain Thomas comes from an old lino of 6teamboatmen and as sumed his now position of in spector yosterday. The first boat to be inspected was one of the tow basts of the Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, at TRrontum, The othor_balf of the board is Captain Isbro 6. Williams, whoBe father owned the .Josoph B Wil liams, tbe biggest towboat of her time. Captain Williams baa been inspeotor of hulls far nearly 15 years. Supervising Inspeotor Daniel J Dougherty acd Supervising In speotor General George Ubler con curred in tbe advisability of ap pointing Captain ThomRsto bis new position, Tbe fonrth attaohe of thelooal offioe is John B Hay ward, who snoceeded Mr Dough erty as inspeotor of boiler steel. The Point PlensBot board is at this time incomplete, as Captain Wil liam B Clarke, of that place in spector of hulls, is without a boiler iotpeotor, Csptian Thomas will move his family at once to this city.?Pittsburg Snn. THIS DOCTOR Off TO HIS BUSI NESS. On last Sunday evening, Dr. Alien received a hurry-up oall to tho residence of Ned Skidmoro, over whose bouse tho stork was hovering, and promptly responded to .the oali. While attending skil fully to his professional dutieB s neighbor stepped in and informed him that the roof of tbe honse was on fire, and that .the bnildii.& whs surely doomed to destruction .f im mediate attention was not given it The dootor immediately joined tbe buoket brigade, tbe fire was ex tinguished, and he returned to the sick room just in time to tfEoiale tbe birth of two healthy boy bo bies. All of wbioh goes to show tbat Dr. Allen is on to his job.? Webster Echo. DTTERESTI5Q STATISTICS. The following, furnished us by Mr. John G. Aten, Deputy County Clerk will be read by those inter ested in tbe subjeot of matrimony: Age when license Was Issued. Male Female Undet *20 yours ! 11 20 25 101 25 30 55 30 35 . 30 35 40 9 40.i 45 1 5 45 50 8 50 GO j S 60 70 4 70 80 I 1 80 I 0 64 115 27 13 4 5 72 2 1 0 0 Total '..238 238 Issi.od leal yoar, 1908. The iron workers are beginning to arrive to oommenoe work on tho re-oonBtruotion of tbe K. & M. ep proaohes, and by the last cf this week seme 50 or 60 men will be here and some hove their 'smi!i?s It will take Sovcral months to j (iomolrte tbe wc-rk. j Only ?1 per year, in advance. BOARD OF CONTROL Meets To-morrow to Select Officers. Ti e newly appointed board of control, consisting of J. S. Laiin, of Terro Alto; John A. Shsppatd, of Wiliamsou, and Prof. Thomas ? Hodges, of Morgantown, will meet in this city next Thursday with tho board of pnblio works for the par pose of deciding upon the location of the office) for the new board. It is most likely that the briok build ing, ad joining the Oapitol Hotel on Capitol etreet, recently pnrohased by the state, will be made use of. The board wilt brve at least five offices, so the entire building will in all probability be turned into offices Eaoh of the three members will have a privato offioe. the sec retary will have an offioe. At first it was thought that rooms on the third floor cf the oapitol building would be put at the dis posal of th .-board but as the board will have to use its offioes during tbe entire year, while the rooms in the capitol bniding are used an committee rooms daring the ses sion of the legislature, it wa? thought best to seoure permanent quarters. Many other mitteritj&xsfereno* to the board will be.ta|fef up at th* meetings neXtTbjzzpday. The board of control will have an immense, amount of work to do, o. dtrolling as it will, all the pubiio institutions, of the stnte, and then ore m ny matters that will have to te dispos ed of before tho memb re go into offioe. Mr. Lakin, the six-yesr man, who is nil ready in this city, will remain until site: Thursday, Prof. Hodges and Mr bhopp^Td will ar rive in tbeoity next Wednesday. ?Charleston Gazette, THE CHURCHES. CHRIST CHUKCH. XKV. 1. HOWARD 01BR02IB, KXCTOK. Service at Christ Cburoh to 1 night 8 pm. Choir praotio after 1 servioe, Servioe Sonday 8 p. m. Sorvice at Bruce Chapel Sunday 11 ?. m. You are ooriially invito 1. FISH FOE MILL CEEEK. Mr. J. R. Vail has been notified by assign mentof blaok bass has been mide for Mill Creek, to bs shipped between this time and Nov ember. Mr.Vail turned a like as signment loose in tbe creek nine years ago. tbe result of which is being seen. It is a v'o'alion of law to oatoh blaok bits before the 1st of June, fisherman will do well to remember.?Ripley Herald. PENSIONS. The following is a list of olaims reoently allowed tbrongb efforts of Pension Attorney D. W. Brown, of our oity. since oar last iesne: Mary Noble, widow of Anson Noble, North Point Pleasant, wid ows original pension of SI I per month from Feb. 8, 1900., Lad $2 rdditional per month for minor ohild. F N Cbildere, Cheeter, W. Va., arrears of [.ay and bounty, $100. Mary Selbe, widow of JobnR. Selbc, Co. E, 7th W. Va. Caiv., of Philipsbarg, Kansas, arrears of diy ae<! bounty, etc., $IG.0i. At the hour of going to press Editor W. C. Wiiaiey i3 reported ?s maoh improved.