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J The New French Premier.
^ristlde Brlnnd. tbe new French premier. Is a brilliant scholar, orator, avowed Socialist and was tbe author -the final chapters of tbe separation law that divided church and state In Stance. Before bis recent elevation 3L Brlnnd wcs minister of Justice and Tnrfhir In tbe Clemenceaa cabinet. jl Briand was born in Nantes on Batch 28.1862, attended school In that dty and finally became a lawyer. Be ?was elected to represent the Loire in tbe chamber of deputies. Flrp years ago be was known only among his own jcty, tbe Socialists. He was appointed reporter ?f tbe ?cborcb and state separation Mil and ^soo became recognized as a high au OUVCLLX wbiohx. an Sept. 12. 1008, when he circled tbe Jleld for a distance of 5J>S miles with Major George O. Squlere of the army as bis passenger. IX was in attempting to better this flight that be met with tbe accident an Sept. 17, 1906, which resulted in the death of Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge of the signal corps and in se ABXSTH>E BIOAJTO. ?Canity on tbe subject Be aimed to draw up a bill broadly liberal in spirit, -tat devoid of fanaticism and designed to assure freedom of worship and con science. For his work on that bill be was elevated to the post of minister at public Instruction and worship. During tbe church and state trouble lie acted with firmness and modera tion, and after the death of M. Guyot Dessaigne on Dec. 31. 1907. be was ap pointed minister of Justice, retaining also the ministry of worship. Tt? Can Opener. Speaker Cannon at Valley Forge de fended tbe milder forms of profanity wittily. "These not Irreverent cuss words." said he, "act as a safety valve, .i man but for them might do shocking things?smash the piano, scissor the -portieres." Speaker Cannon lighted a fresh cigar. "So many things In tbe home." he said, "Incite a man to?er?let off steam. There's opening cans, for In stance?opening these newfangled cans with patent openers that are al ways getting lost. "A Danville man was letting off steam terribly the other day as be opened one of these patent cans. Bis wife, tjred of tbe noise, called from tbe next room: "'What are you opening that can with, dear? ~ The can opener, of course." he re idled. " 'Oh.' said she. "I thought you were opening It with prayer.'" A Master of Aviation. OrviUe Wright, who recently remain ed In the air at Fort Myer. Va_ seven ty-two minutes and forty seconds, car rying Lieutenant Lahin of the signal ?corps as a passenger, tacked a new record to his long string of aerial per formances. The best previous record was made by Wilbur Wright last year at Le Mans. France, when he carried a passenger for 1 hour 0 minutes 31 seconds. Incidentally Orville more than met the government requirements for carrying power and In a later ef fort for speed In straightaway flight. Before his record breaking achieve ment the best that Orville Wright bad been able to accomplish with a pas senger aboard was 0 minutes G 1-3 se< onds. This was during a trial Sight made over the Fort Myer drill ground rSm?K? BOOK?COLUNm=S DEPARTMENT DEVOTED TO THE HOME. [o: J TURN BACKWARD. Backward, turn backward, O, time in your flight And make me her sweetheart just for tonight? Make me the knight that bent low at her feet, Beady to die for her (ah, those days were sweet). Backward, turn backward just for an hour. Back to the time when one little flower Plucked by her hand and pinned fast on her breast Where it rested in peace at a bird in the nest, Meant all that was holy and sacred ?nd best, To the knight who'd have died for a . single caress. Backward, turn backward, O, time in your flight, Give me her love again just for to night. FOR STUDENTS OF SCRIPTURE. The Apocrypha has verses, 7,081. The Apocrypha has chapters, 183. The books of the Old Testament, 39 The Apocrypha has words, 152,185 Verses in the Old Testament, 23, 2+1. Books in the New Testament, 27. Verses in the New Testament. 7, 959. W ords in the Old Testament, 592, 430. Words in the New Testament, 181, 253. The chapters in the Old Testament, 929. Letters in the New Testament, 838,380. Letters in the Old Testament, 2, 728,100. Chapters in the New Testament. I 260. The word Jehovah* occurs 6,86; j times. The middle book of the Old Testa ! ment is Proverbs. The middle chapter of the Olc Testament is Job 29. The middle verse of the New Test ament is Acts, xvii, 17. The shortest verse in the New Testament is John, xi, 35. Chapter 19 of 11. Kings and chap ter 31 of Isaiah are alike. The longest verse in the Old Test ament is Esther, viii, 9. The middle book of the New Test ament is II. Thessalonians. I he word and" occurs in the New Testament 10,604 times. The middle chapter and shortest I in the Bible is Psalm, cxvii. J The word "and" occurs in the Old Testament 36,543 times. The shortest verse in the Old Tes tament is I. Chronicles, i, 25. The middle verse in the Old Tes tament is II. Chronicles, xxi, 17. The middle chapters of the New Testament are Romans, xiii and xiv. Verse 22, chapter 7 of Ezra, has all the alphabet except "j." SENATOR BOB TAYLOR. Do you somt times forget and wound the hearts of your children with frowns and dagger .of cruel words, and sometimes with a blow? Do you sometimes in your peevishness and your own meanness, w ish yourselves away from their fretful cries and j noisy sports? Then think that to morrow may ripen that very wicked wish; tomorrow Death may lay its icy hand upon a little fluttering heart, , and it will l>c stilled forever. "Tis then you will miss the sunbeam and the sweet little flower that reflected heaven upon the soul. Then cherish i the little ones; be tender with the | babes; make the home beautiful. All ; that remains to us of paradise lost clings about the home. Its purity, its innocence, its virtue are there, untainted by guile, unclouded by sin. There woman shines scarcely dimmed by the fi.ll, reflecting the love of Eden's first wife and mother, still glorify home. The Register is only $1.00 a year. A BEAUTIFUL THOUGHT. I would rather be * tiller of the: soil, an humble worshiper at Nature's j shrine, with my cheeks and hands all tanned by sunshine and my heart as light as the wing of a bird; I would rather think anddream where God has curtained the earth with blade and leaf and flower and fes tooned the winding streams with spreading tree# and tangled Tines, ! and while away the summer evenings listening to laughter of happy child ren and music of the fiddle and the ! bow, than to search fi* happiness in j the mighty city, where the ceaseless strife of men chill the heart and ! make it cold and indifferent to the j pure and beautiful sentiments of life. TRUTH IS MIGHTY AT ALL TIMES. Truth is mighty at all times, but no where does it count for more tiian in the business world. Watch the bov starting in life who tells the truth, whether he tramps his own toes or not, and whose ideals .ire above deception and lying, and in the end he will outstrip those who are ready to evade the question or are trying to deceive. The moment we flatter ourselves that we are de ceiving others without their knowl edge, that moment do we begin to deceive ourselves. .That good old adage, "Tell the truth and shame the devil," holds as good today as when it did when the soothsayers first suggested the thought. THE HEART, NOT EYES. ?'Eyes may be blue or brown or grey, The heart that's behind, every thought will betray. And how very true it is. Did you ever notice the expression in the eyes ' . of girls?how it changes as they grow ;' up and with their character and ac i cording to how the character devel ' ops? Well, if you haven't you have missed an interesting study and one I that will lead you along t'unnv trails sometimes. When it comes to the expressive eyes of girlhood, or woman hood for that matter, look out, for . i she who seems to be always trying to look back of VOIR eyes for what ^ lies behind?the girl with sharp, keen | eyes in which lingers the shrewd, worldly expression. She is the girl whose character hasn t, nine times out of ten, developed altogether 1 along wholesome lines. She is the girl who can't always say out loud what she thinks. Her eyes may be brown or blue or any old color but it isn't the color that tells?its the cx ; pression anil expression comes only ' from the line of thought that is most constantly behind those orbs. Evil speakcth louder than a thousand tongues and there is no truer indica tor of the soul of a girl than the . "light that lies in woman's eyes and lies and lies and lies." BRAIN LEAKS. The worry bug causes a lot of un necessary trouble. One of the hardest things in the world to do is nothing. It is often harder to do right than it is to refrain from doing wrong. A baby's cry is the surest way of causing a jwiuse in the world's rush. There is something wrong about a ! man when it is necessary to make i him good by law. If some successful business men | were as crooked in their business as they are in their politics they would soon land in jail. Some of these days we'll be rich enough to have an old-fashioned rag 1 carpet on the floor of a room that is j our very own. Marriage is not a failure in the case ] of the man who isn't afraid to take ia friend home for dinner without first notifying his wife. It makes us mad to see some lazy, well-fed animal trainer bow and smile when we applaud the intelligent ef forts of the animal. Your shadow is always behind you when you face the sun. ^ our troub les will be behind you if you turn your face to the future.?Will M. Maupin in Commoner. WEST VIRGINIA HOME-COMING WEEK . . Celebration of the 1st Battle ot the Revolution THE BATTLE of POINT PLEASANT OCTOBER 10,1774 Unveiling of the Monoment , and Memorial Service Entertainment for the people. A meeting of old friends. A renewal of old acquaintances. The re-onion of loved one*. An Occasion of History Making in West Virginia. The Government will be represented by offi cials to be named by President Taft. The State will be represented by Governor W ? Glasscock and his staff. State Troops and Distinguished Citizens from all over the State and descendants of the men who participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant. West Vir ginian's, wherever they are, are invited to Come Home. . " The Masonic Grand Lodge of the State and Subordinate Lodges of the Stale will pai tici in the Unveiling Exercises. Oar neighboring States will be invited to send State Representatives and the Citizens of those who share with us the blessings of the Revo lutionary straggle are invited to come and cel ebrate with us the 1st Battle ol the Revolution Congress delayed the duty of the Recognition of the Battle's Statue but at last has stamped !? it, as it was, the First Battle of the Revolution Point Pleasant Swings Wide her Doors and is preparing to take care of the big crowd that will be here. Receptions, Balls, Banquets, Speech Making, | Steamboat Excursions, Ball Games, the Un veilinjr of the Monument The Ceremonies Incident of the Marking of Cornstalk's Grave and the Grave of Ann Bailey will be features of interest, while the Sunday services will include Addresses by the most Eminent Divines who will come back home to West Virginia for the occasion. i If you want further details and are coming back to West Virginia write the Mayor of Point Pleas ant Judge John L. Whitten, or Mr. E. J. Som erville. ESTABLISHED 1862 THE REGISTER. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. CIRCULATION. 2,000. EVERYBODY BEADS IT. Will Always be Found Pulling for the Best That is Cood for our Town, County and State. * BE GROWS FAT : *<??? ISAAC YATES, DOOMED TO DIE, TAKES ON WEIGHT ON PRISON GRUB. Moundsville, W. Va., Augusts.? With a death sentence hanging over you, don't yoa think that you'd worry yourself into a semblance of a i li\ing skeleton? Perhaps.- That I there is a doubt about it, the exam ; pie ot Isaac Yates, who is confined ; in the state penitentiary, condemned to die next month ? may be cited. Upon his arrival at the state peniten tiary, Yates weighed 117 pounds. Today he tips the scales at exactly 171 pounds. The fact that he is soon to give np his life for a crime he has committed does not seem to have any ' effect on either the physical or men j tal condition of the man. He is always apparently happy and contented and seems to worry not at all over the fact that he is to be hanged. The fact that a man may gain fifty-four pounds in about three months, while living in the I shadow of the gallows is almost an unprecedented occurrence. The rea son for Yates' calmness and apparent happiness lies in the fact that he is expecting a reprieve from the govern or of the state, but even at.that, how many men out of a hundred would 1 not be worn to a mere shadow from the suspense and worry incident to the trial and conviction through : which this man has passed: That Yates has either got supreme . control over his worrying apparatus : or else his mentality is soch that he : is incapable of worrying, would natur 1 ally be the general conclusion of the majority of people, for even if * ! lighter sentence than that of death i were certain instead of a possibility tHfcre are very few men who could gain weight while waiting for death on the gallows. DEMOCRATS UNITED AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT CHAMP CLARK SAYS. Washington, D. C., August 7.? ; In reply to what he terms "the mis representations of democrats in the papers," Champ Clark, leader ofthe minority in the house of representa tives today gave out a statement re garding the course of the democratic meml>ers of the house in connection with the consideration of the Payne tariff bill. Clark is angry because some pa]>crs of his own party have stated that the democrats were not united, and that had they stuck to ! gether they could have defeated the conference re|>ort. He says the J democrats in congress are more unit j ed than ever before. He claims ? that the tariff bill is not a revision I downward and that the average rates are 2 per cent higher. The Steel Trust is pleased witfi the new tariff bill. The other trusts have not been heard from, but there is reason to believe they are equally ; gratified. They wrote it all right. Look at the label on your paper. TXeXlar&nfineamsCb^ ?wwiw? itMJwaicwra.