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RIVER CRAFT '?r-r KANAWHA AND OHIO RIVER TRANSPOR TATION CO. TO ENGAGE IN RIVER TRANSPORTATION. J With a capital stock of Si,200,000 : the Kanawha and Ohio River Trans portation company was chartered Saturday at the office of the Secre tary of State Stuart F. Reed to en gage in the construction and opera tion of water craft for transportation purposes on the Mississippi, Ohio and Great Kanawha rivers. The incorporators are Howard C. Dick son, Thornton J. Thea.ll, C. J. S. DeVere and C. L. Norton, of New York and B. A. Wordemann, of Hoboker, New Jersey. THAW IN HIS CELL AT MATTEWAN-NO SPE-! OAL PRIVILEGES, ' Mattewan, August 18?Harry K. Thaw ate supper tonight at the Mattewan state hospital for the criminal insane. Beginning tomorrow he will re same his monotonous routine. Su perintendent Lamb of the hospital issued the following statement to night: "There Will be no changes at all regarding Thaw's incarceration here. He is subjected to the same rulings as before he left to go to White Plains. He will have a special room not because he is Harry K. Thaw, but for the reason that this hospital is built to accommodate five hundred patients and we now have nearly SOOt. We are very crowded and some ; of the patients have small rooms, ; which were built for attendants. j Thaw has one. "I did not take it from Justice I Mills* decision that Thaw was to j have any special privileges. We: will follow the Court's orders, how- : ever, and if Thaw is not satisfied he j can appeal to the courts. At pres- j ent we adhere to the old routine." | OHIO RIVER WATER. 11 has been suggested that inas- i much as the river water is killing the i fish it is dangerous to drink it. Ohio river water is a pretty tough propo- 1 sition at any stage of the game, but' there is something radically wrong somewhere when it is possible for' arid to work such destruction even ' by accident.?Wheeling News. Our brother on the Ohio has a right to kick possibly, but what almut those who live on the once beautiful Kanawha. Don't you fel lows who are now out of your teens remember when you could sit on the' roof of your favorite packet and sec the rocks and the fishes at a depth of ten feet beneath the beautiful blue? We'll never again experience those sights, ^although the legisla ture appointed a splendid committee to look after the Kanawha's polution, at the last session. Surely there is something wrong.?Winfield Demo crat. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. Senator Scott has gained a repu tation for discretion in a way as unique as it is ingenuous. He was proceeding with great stand pat unction the other day to read a long protection speech when oenator Gore asked a question. T^e West Vir ginia Senator quickly replied: "I am not very strong in running debate, Mr. President, and I would prefer not to be interrupted. Scott had not forgotten that when he attempt ed to keep pace with Bailey in run ning debate and had stated his view on a certain question, the Texas Sen ator confounded him into speechless ness by the declaration: "The Sen ator thinks he thinks that, but when he thinks, he will think he doesn't think anything of the kind." A NICE PLUM FOR A. G. STAGG X DEPUTY INSPECTOR OF WORKSHOPS AND FACTORIES. Another plain has been landed by > a Democrat, and this time the lucky recipient is a Meigs county Demo-; (Hat. A. G. Stags, Central Committee man for the Second ward received notice Saturday of his appointment as Deputy Inspector of Workshops and Factories under Chief Inspector Kearns, and went up to Columbus Monday to qualify for the position and receive instructions in the duties of the position. The position is a nice one, paring1 ?1200 a year and expenses, and is ! therefore the best appointment that1 ever came to a Meigs county Demo crat, since Governor Hoadley ap pointed Judge F. C. Russell to fifl out a common pleas judgeship 251 years ago. Mr. Stagg, who is a splendid me-? chanic, and has worked in shops all < over the country, is well equipped for the position, and his acquaint ances are all confident that he will make a splendid official. He is a gentleman of education, refinement, sterling honesty and has a pleasing j personality which will make it a de light to have him call upon you in official capacity. His appointment gives splendid satisfaction to Meigs county Demo-: crats, for the party never had a mem-1 ber, or one more deserving of polit- j ical recognition. Republicans are : also pleased with the selection, for Mr. Stag? is popular in both parties. i Ke succeeds Deputy Moore of Ironton, and his district will embrace a bunch of river counties.?Pomerov ! Democrat. I Mr.-Stagg -for many years was a a resident of this town, and everyone: here is glad of his good fortune. He was then, as now, a Democrat and an earnest worker for the success of his party. Shake, AL HEROISM OF THE DEAD ENGINEER. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. IS.?Passen gers who were on the southern train, wrecked near Bristol, Va., last even-1 ing, arrived here tonight, bringing j details <>f the bravery of Engineerj Samuel Bush, of Knoxville, Tenn.,: who d:ed today as the result of his: injuries. Bush was slowly and painfully working his way out of the wreck of his engine, scalded and frightfully' I ru'sed, when a few passengers who j retained their senses, dug into the1 mass of twisted and burning iron to meet him. As the passengers began a hunt! for whiskey to stimulate him, and were breaking open suit cases in their search, Bush asked for a last look at his old engine as hojielcss a wreck as its engineer. When they came to him with liquor he begged them to look after the comfort of the passen gers. He was told no passengers had been injured and he said: "That's good. But before I take this whiskey I want you men to smell my breath and testify, if need be, that I had not been drinking when'this happened." Although suffering terribly the brave engineer would not touch the stimulant until four of Jie men had smelled his breath and promised to bear witness to his sobriety. "All an engineer has is his record," he said, feebly, "and he cannot af ford to have anything against that." And Engineer Bush went out up on his last run with his record spot less. Word has been received by the police here to be on the lookout for Joseph Jordan, age 16, of Scranton, Pa., who mysteriously disappeared from his home about a week ago. The parents offer ?500 reward for the knowledge of his whereabouts. LICOLN CENT WORTH NICKEL CAN BE USED IN SLOT MACHINES AND ALSO IN TELEPHONE PAY STATIONS. ; Lincolcn pennies, being about the sixe mid constituency of the ordinary nickel, it is said, are being used for the five cent piecc on slot machines, and in telephone booths, to the an noyance of the owners of the ma chines and the phone, lines. While the coins are not exactly alike in any especial material feature, the differ ence in weight is so little that the Lincoln penny will work the ordinary game that calls for five times the amount. The sizes, while also not the same, are sufficiently similar to permit of using the penny in five cent machines. It is said that at several places where there are toll stations on the phone lines the pen nies have turned up and that when the new penny comes into general circulation it will be necessary to re arrange the mechanism. UP AGAINST IT EXPECTED TO STOP THE POLLUTION OF SEVERAL STREAMS The commission appointed by Gov. Glasscock to investigate the causes of the pollution of the Gauley and New Rivers, composed of ex-Gov. \V. A. McCorkle, Senator Adam B. Littlepage and W. W. Wood is hiv ing trouble. They are expected to devise ways and means for stopping the pollution. They have investigated only the Gauley river thus far, going as far as Richwood, where they found a thriv ing city -of- MOO inhabitaatft^-wbasc sole existence depends on the plant of the Cherry River Boom and Lum ber Company and the West Virginia ! Pulp and Pa|>er Mill. Those plants I make deposits of deleterious matter into the river and if -they are com- i pelled to suspend ojierations the town of Richwood will be w iped out i of existence. The commission is in a quandarv. " STREET PAVING. VIAND STREET ORDERED PAVED FROM 7TH TO 11TH STREETS. At a meeting of the city council j last night ordinancos were passed; ordering the paving of Viand street,: from 7th to 11 th street. The first; class Spilman blocks were contracted i for at $11.50 per M., delivered here. ! commencing on the 7th or 8th of' September. WILL PURIFY THE OHIO. Governor ""homas R. Marshall, of Indiana, has written to Governor j Harmon, of Ohio, his desire to co- \ : operate in the plan for improved; sanitarv regulations for the Ohio : river. Joint commissions of which Judge E. E. Corn, of Ironton, is a mem ! ber have been provided by l'enns '? wlvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. Indiana has taken no action, probably because the previous governor refuses to call the project to the attention of the Hoosier leg islature. The commission of which Dr. C. O. Probst, secretary of the Ohio Board of Health, is secretary, has held one meeting to outline the work. Each state is working this summer on a sanitarv- survey of the stream. Many of them have been emptying sewerage into it. The waters to be made as palatable as possible for domestic use. At the next meeting of the joint commission the Indiana governor will have rep resentatives paid from his contingent fund, a thing Ohio has never allowed her executives for emergency use. OLD MOUND AT MOUNBSVULE TO BE BEAUTIFIED AT LAST?ACTUAL WORK HAS BEGUN. In charge of Prison Guard Miller, the florist of the penitentiary, a large Rang of convicts were yesterday morning placed to work in tearing out all famous old pre-historic Indian mound which was recently purchased from the McFadden . heirs by the state. Several old redwood trees which have stood on the old mound for over a hundred years, were re moved. Warden J. E. Mathews will have charge in having the old mound beautified. It is his idea to have all the dead timber removed and the grass planted on the banks. A pre historic log cabin will be erectcd on the top of the style that was built in the Ohio valley when the first white settlers came to this section, j The ground at the foot of the mound will be laid out in a beautiful park, adorned with beds of flowers and a fountain will probably be placed in the center which will be filled with gold fish. Drive ways will be built to the mound and & path will be built to the rustic cabin on the top. A tunnel will be dug from one end of the mound to the other and it is expected that during the excavation many old relics will be found. NOT GOING TOGO YET. The Intelligencer says that Daw son is "going to go to China. % e want to know 1 Is he going to New York to go, or is he going to San Francisco to go to China.* Or is he just simply going to go on to think about going to go to China or going tp ?o t;o stay at home. where he.has a better chance of going to go for a senatorial toga? Anyhow Dawson al ways had the reputation of going some.?St. Marys Oracle. QGANTIC REPORT OF AMERICAN FARMER SHOWN IN CROP REPORT. Washington, August IP.?It used to be "Lo the jxxir farmer!" Now it's "Oh the pluocratic agriculturist I" "Billions upon billions the farmer has again piled up his wealth," says Secretary of Agriculture Wilson, in his annual report, made public todaj . In the crop-year of 1908 the total valuation of farm products Mas S" , 778,000,000, the biggest in the world's history, as the secretary sug gests. While these figures contain some duplication, Wilson explains, on the other hand, they do not contain some important items of wealth production, and the fact remains that the un thinkable amount of seven and three fourths billions of dollars of wealth have been produced by farmers this year for national sustenance and for export to the craving millions of foreign nation. "it is a real tangible wealth, as it exists at the time it leaves the hands of the producer. It is about four I times the value of the products of i the mines, including minerals, oils : and precious metals. "From these agricultural products the manufacturing and mechanical industries that use agricultural pro ducts as materials draw 86 per cent of their total materials, and these industries use 42 per cent on all ma terials used in the entire business of manufacturing. These figures in dicate the extent to which the manu facturing industries are attributed to agriculture, although no recognition is given to this fact. "The farm value of farm products this year is $290,000,000 above the value for 1907 and ?3,061,000,00 above the census amount for 1899. During the last ten years the wealth production of the farms of this coun try has exceeded the fabulous amount of $60,600,000,000. ! "Greatest of all crops is Indian I com, the priceless gift of the nation.. FOR REUNION OF BLUE AND GRAY I - I INTERESTING PROGRAM IS TO BE GIVEN AT RAVENSWOOD, W. YJL, COMMENCING TOfiAY. Ravenswood is making big prepare tions to entertain the reunion of the1 . Blue and Gray, Wednesday, Tburs- j . day and Friday, August 25, S6 and ! 27. There will be big crowds there each day. Governor Glasscock will be there to speak Thursday, the sec ond day. ITierfc will be a base ball game each afternoon, as follows: Wednesday afternoon. 2 :SO Lauck port A. C. vs. Ravenswood; Thurs day afternoon. Reedy vs. Ravens wood; Friday morning, 10:30, Spen ber A. C. vs. Ravenswood; Friday afternoon, 2 K)0 Spencer vs. Ravens wood. The Reedy and Ravenswood bands will play cach day of the re- j union. JOKE ON THE FARMER. Fashion robs the fanner of a grqit deal more than he knows. Accord ing to a bird expert, he loses 838, 000,000 a year just became women wear feathers, plums and stuffed birds in their hats. Thus th<? farm er, who usually goes very little on style has to pay for fashionable rai ment just the same, and the worst of it Is somebody else is wearing it. Birds destroy noxious insects and' prevent the growth of weeds by eat-, ing the seeds, but there arc still a great many bad insects and many miles of weeds. The inference is that if the birds killed by milliners j were left to help those who escape there would not be nearly so many of either. So the joke is on the farmer both ways.__ __ CHAMPION CONTRARY WOMAN. Charleston?Charleston lays claim , to having the champion contrary; woman. Sonic days ago Mrs. Mock Overstreet whs fined for harboring a vicious dog. The fine was not paid at the time, and she was placed in . jail. When a daughter, a few hours, later, paid the fine and went to the j jail to get her mother, the latter, promptly and indignantly refused to ( leave the jail, declaring that she could i be just as contrary as those who put! her in jail. A day's incarceration did ^ not even lessen her idea of revenge j and officers had to forcibly eject her | from the cell and building. ANDY SPEAR DEAD. Andy Spear, a former well known resident of this city, died at the home of his sister in Cleveland last week. In his younger days Andy attained celebrity as a black face ar tist with the small minstrel shows of his day. Later on he and his wife toured the smaller towns with a troup of trained dogs. After his wife died : he drifted around and apparently] had a hard time to get along. He was a whole-souled generous man and true to his friends. The kst time we saw him, he passed through here enroute to the Jamestown exposi tion and left us an album as a me mento. Peace be to his ashes.? Gallipolis Bulletin. AS LISTED BY THE INTELLIGENCER. Up to date the list of prospective candidates for the Republican nom ination for governor includes Wm. F. Hite, of Cabell; Sherman Robin son, of Bitchie; Charles W. Dillon, of Fayette; Stuart F. Reed, of Har rison ; John Sherman Darst, of Jack son; Robt. "Hailett, of Ohio; Fred O. Blue, of Barbour; P. W. Morris, of Wood; and C. W. Swisher, of Marion, Kanawha and Tyler.? Wheeling Intelligencer. There will be lots of fun at the Mason County Fair. THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE DURING THE FAIR VAS BY THE CREAT HORSES, HAPPY J. AND HAPPY F. The pent horsed Happy J., whicl trotted the first heat in the matel race on Thursday over Shattucl Park track in SslgK and the second in 8:10?, with his sir^ear old daugh ter, Happy F., at his saddle the en tire way are the greatest sire and daughter ever shown in the United States, which was also the greatest performance of the kind on record. These two horses are the champ ion trotters of the sUte and are as sured a warm welcome from Park ersburg race goers if they should re turn here. They are owned by Mr. I. W. Supplee, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and have been trained and raced by R. P. Liter, of Point Pleasant, W. Va., who has shown remarkable skin in developing two such grand perform ers.?Parkensburg Sentinel. DAM LOCATED TWO DAIS PLANNED BETWEEN HUNT DiGTON AND NUMBER 26. ' Recent development indicate that the government authorities have ma- , terially changed their plans wi3i ref erence to the location of locks and dams in this part of the Ohio river, and that this change will probably work to the betterment of the local situation. Early this week a corps of govern ment engineers landed at Swan Creek, and, going ashore began mak ing surveys which they declared \ ?. would be termed in the government records Dam 27 A.^ This dam is t?,jQ miles below Dam 26. From the same authority it is learned that another part of this plan includes Dam 27 B, which is to be located about half way between Proctorville and Dog Ham Bar. The surveys for both these d.ims will be completed while the engineers arc in this part of the river, and the plans forwarded to the authorities at Washington. Dam 28, which is to be located a comparatively short distance below Huntington, will afford a navigable stage between all the cities of this region including Gallipolis, Point Pleasant and l'omeroy. The section of the river betweet Portsmouth and Gallipolis has beet . fairly alive with government engi neers for three weeks. A LAZY BOY'S INVENTION. The long-handled shovel has made over three hundred thousand dollars^ - for its inventor, and the inventor was a lazv, shiftless boy of sventeen nam ed Reuben Davis, whose father lived in Vermont at the time. He set Reuben to digging dirt and loading it on a wagon, and the short-liandled shovel made the boy's back ache. One afternoon when his father was ; away, he took out the short handle ' and substitued a long one, and found ? the work much easier. When Mr. J Davis reached, home Reuben got a (whipping; but after the old gentle j man had nsed the shovel himself, he saw that it was a good thing, and had i it patented. Thev are now manu factured almost by the million. WANTED A REST. What the people of this state need is a good long rest from legislation of all kinds and be allowed to become at least partially acquinted with the many laws that have been enacted at the regular, special, ordinary and ex tra-ordinary sessions of the state leg islature in the past *ix ? yea^.?? Grantsville News Every man is a soloist w comes to singing his own praises.