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I GEN. CORBIN
PASSES AWAY PHYSICIANS UNABLE TO CHECK INSIDU ODS DISEASE. New York, Sept. 8.?Gen. Hen ry G. Corbin died at tke Roosevelt hc?pital here this morning after an. operation for a renal disorder. Corbin returned from Europe only' a few days ago after taking treat ment at Carlsbad. His condition was improved by this treatment and he went to London in August but s'uf-: fered a relapse and went to Paris for further consultation with his physi cians. The General's trouble developed ' more seriously while in Paris. He' then returned to America. Corbin would have been sixtv-sev-1 en in a few days. Mrs. Corbin, and ' ex-Governor : Herrick, of Ohio, a personal friend, were at his bedside when his death . occurred. Gen. Corbin was born in Clermont1 county, O. He jiassed his boyhood on the home farm, attended the com mon schools and academy and pur sued legal studies in 1860 and 1861. In IStSS, at the age of 19, he was commissioned as second lieutenant in the seventy-ninth regiment of Ohio ( volunteers, and he served with the army of the Cumberland until the j close of the war, and (Kissed through all intermediate ranks in the volun teer service until he became colonel and brevet brigadier-general of vol- i unteers. After he was mustered out of the volunteer service, he entered i the regular army as second lieuten- , ant of the seventeenth United States i infantry in May, 1866. He was pro-1 motcd to captain in 1S67 and for ten years he served on the plains and the frontier. In March, 1877, he was , i detailed for duty at the executive j mansion in Washington, and he serv ed as secretary of the Sitting Bull; Commission. He was with President Garfield at the time he was shot and at his bedside at Klboron, where he died. He was appointed in 1880,] major and assistant- adjutant-general ? and has since served in that dei>art- j ment, being promoted to the grade of brigadier-general. In recognition of his services, and the part he took in the war with $i>ain, congress con ferred upon him the rank of major general, and in 1 !?06 he was promot ed lieutenant-general, and retired. He served as adjutant-general with the rank of major-general, during the latter part of his service. He married in Washington, Nov. 6, ll'Ol,! Kdith Agnes Patten. TELEPHONE [LINE IN MASON COUNTY TO BE CONSTRUCTED BY COMPANY NEWLY ORGANIZED, j A charter has been issued to the Old Town Mutual Telephone Compa ny, of Point Pleasant, to maintain a telephone system in Mason and oth er counties. The capital stock is $5,000, of which $500 has been sub-1 scribed and $50 paid. The incorpor ators are John R. Stewart and John | Clendenin, of Point Pleasant, and a j score others. ? WHITE SQUIRREL AT MARIETTA. Marietta*. Ohio. Sept. o.?White squirrels may be common in some re gions but in this vicinity they are very rare. However, Marietta has produced two, as far as is known, i Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sniffen, who have a beautiful home at the corner of Seventh and Wooster streets, some : time ago, placed several boxes in the j large trees on their grounds, and se-' cured several squirrels. The little animals were pets, but were allowed to roam at will. Last spring in one of the nests, they found three baby squirrels, two grey and one pore white. The little fellow was care fully nursed until it grew large enough to take care of itself. CLEAN DP AND BEAUTIFY DAY TO EE OBSERVED FRIDAY. OCTOBER 1.1909. ^tate of West Virginia, Department of Free Schools, Charleston.. I am convinced that the work of our schools is seriously discounted by the bad physical conditions in and around school houses. It is a lament- ' able fact that an ideal school house * grounds is really hard to find. An inartistic building dirty and uncom fortable, with an inadequate and neg lected yard is the rule. It is small comfort to argue that other states are no better off in this res|*ct than we are. The time is at hand when it will be our shame if we allow these conditions to continue. Shall we not have a concertcd effort among all the people of the state towards cleaning up and beautifying West Virginia, our home, a land bountifully blessed by nature but devastated by man? To this end J have designated Fri day, October I, litOO, as clean up and beautify day to be observed in , all schools of West Virginia and by every civic federation, improvement : league, woman's club or other socie ty that will join us in such a bene ficent and patriotic movement. This ' exercise will tike the place of the ' fall arbor day and while the folks in : the country are scrubbing windows and floors, cleaning away debris, planting vines, building walks, erect ing flag poles or putting up pictures, the folks in town may be washing walls and desks, planting shrubs or 1 trees, or organizing crusades against; filthy alleys and back yards, unsani- ! tary care and indecent' billboards,, noxious shows and vulgar language j on the streets. We live in the school i house, the car and on the street. These place&^iould then be as clean,' wholesome, attractive and beautiful as we can make them. How shall we go at all this? Any way so we go at it in earnest. A young girl rejiorting her im provement work two years ago said: The stick weeds on one lot were so big that to cut them off would leave stubs to mangle the children's 1 feet at play, so I got the larger pu-! pils to help and we pulled them up bv the roots with our hands." The! same teacher went to the road over seer and by her entreaty compelled him to remove the public road out from the front of her door steps. This shows what can be done where ? there is a will. If you live in the city have the Mayor issue a "clean up" proclama- . tion for October I. Enlist the activ ities of ever* child by the use of a i badge or button or other means. The press will lend you great assist ance if you tell them about the move ment. Have the ministers preach a ; sermon on the subject on the Sunday preceding. Join in with every |>ossi-; ble civic improvement club and do as many of the hundreds of needed things as you can do. If you are in the country get the' boys and girls, their fathers and mothers, the trustees and boards ofi education, the ministers, everybodv i else, and go to work, first on the j school house and grounds, then on the roads and fence rows, then the : springs and streams, then churches i and cemeteries. All this can be done by will with ; little expense. It js not abundantly I worth while and shall we not-join in the movement with spirit and thus bless the goodly country wc call home? Respectfully, M. P. Shawkev, State Superintendent. Remember the social on Sept. 21st *t the Presbyterian Manse. Come and be measured. We are now ready to show yOU a complete line of comforts, blankets outing flannels etc, at bargain prices! 1 The Bon Ton. HOLLEY REUNION ONE OF THE GRANDEST AFFAIRS OF THE DAY. The Hollev reunion, which took place at the home of Mrs. Tiro H*fr ev, better known as Aunt Mary Tim, in Hannac district, on Septembers, 1909, the sons and daughters of Grandma Holler, with their families, children, grand-diildren and p**t grand-children, to the number of S3, six of this number being great grand children, assembled at the home of this venerable old lady, who is near ing her four-score years, and lias spent the greater part of her life in ; Mason county, \V. Va. j In a quiet and unassuming manner ; her life has been full of alms deeds! and she was never known to be s|>oken of only with the highest es teem and res|>cct by all who know her. for to know her is to love her, and while in her SOth year her men- j tal faculties are very clear and she can read her bible without the use of glasses. \Ve can yet see that angelical smile on the dear old face, while the tears of joy could not be restrained, as the families one by one drove home with their wagons and buggies filled with | the best of every thing to eat, and a 1 table was spread such as a King might envy. After all had partaken nf the sumptuous meal and had a pleasant chat over their childhood j davs, when all were at home with , ? 1 # i mother, they departed to their res-; pective homes leaving Grandma with ; many a he?rty handshake and loving j embrace, for the day was one that! will not be forgotten, not only by Grandma but all who were there. Onk Who Wm Thekb. COLD WEATHER ; ' \ IS PREDICTED, G00SEB0NE PROPHET GIVES HIS REASONS. "We're going to have a mighty cold winter," said a former today. ? "Everything points to a cold fall and rip-roaring winter. For one thing, have you noticed this season s corn. F.verv ear has grown long whiskers, und that's a sure sign. The corn seems to have the sense of a Cabell county granger in this respect. A wise farmer will grow a good crop of whiskers its winter advances. The . harder the winter the longer and thicker the whiskers. The same way with the com. I've never noticed longer breezers than they have this . season. "You may have noticed, too, that! the sun (lowers blossomed early. That means that we will have an j early frost and early snow. We will have a blizzard of the 1SSS brand j long about the middle of November. Then, look at the apple trees. I can't remember when we had such j a poor crop. That means that the trees are storing up all their sap and : energy against a hard spell of weath-. er and a long winter. In summer; before a mild winter there is always a fine crop of apples. 1 lie present condition, by the way, too, means a hard winter for the lover of apple jack. "As a clincher, I might say that the cabbage are onto the fact that we are going to have a reeord-break ing winter. When a man says cab bage-head" to mean an ignoramus, he doesn't know what he is talking about, for the cabbages are the wisest of vegetables. Every head of cab bage on my farm this summer is growing thick, tough leaves?and all because they are providing warm coverings for the cold weather that they know we are going to buck up against this winter."?Ex. NEW SERIES. Last Monday, the Point Pleasant Building and Loan Association open ed * new series of stock. Those wanting to borrow, buy a home or improve their property should take shares in this Association. EXPLORERS AGREE AS TO CONDmONS AT THE NORTH POLL * New York, Sept. 11.?Despite Commander Peary's positive state ment that Or. Cook has not been to the North Pole, adherents of the ex plorer say that Commander Peary's own story is the best confirmation that they could ask of Dr. Cook's claims. The claims of Dr. Cook as to his rapid traveling and the finding of smooth ice were doubted by other explorers, who had never found con ditions likewise. ,Cook caused doubt by announcing an average spe?l of l?j miles a day i in the last SCO miles of his Polar dash. Peary claims he covered the last l 34-5 miles of his trip in 19 days, at j the Tate of more than IS miles a day, and in the last four days covered 1 +0 miles or 35 miles a day. Cook found the ice (wicks "more ' active" (than before) about the 88th parallel, and some cracks, which were quickly healed by new ice. Peary found, at about the same point, "strong drift ice to south, but with new ice forming over the cracks, that "buckled" as the sledges passed. Cook found that in the last 100 miles to the "pole the ice was smooth and the traveling easy. Peary made longest marches near est pole and declares the "going" was the easiest of the trip. Cook described the pole as a "vast j sea of purple snow and ice, no land." Peary found nothing but ice and j snow, with no signs of life or land. ! Cook found tem)>emture at |x>le April 21, 190S, was 38 degrees be low zero. Peary found temperature at |>ole ^April 6, 1909, was 38 degrees below iero.' ? To^Sii m up: Cook found, from 88th parallel the icc pack was more active, but cracks were quickly frozen over. The ice steadily improved from there on. The |K>le was a vast field of pur ple snow, no land, no life. Temp erature 38 below. Peary found: From 88th degree the ice was smooth and new ice form ed quickly in cracks so thin that it buckled and broke ils sleds jiassed. Temperature 38. No land, no life. SOUTH POLE NEXT BROTHER OF EXPLORER SAYS HE WILL NOW GO TO OTHER EXTREME. New York, Sept. 8.?Dr. Freder ick A. Cook will now try to find the south pole according t<> his brother, William L. Cook, of 719 Bedford avenue, Brooklyn. ' My brother's success is due to his gigantic and never-tailing efforts, to his love for adventure and to the Cook ambition," said the brother this afternoon. "The best and most complete way possible to explain why my brother reached the North Pole is to say that he will now find the South Pole. He will not fail. He cannot fail. His whole life proves this. His whole career has been picturesque in tile 1 extreme and filled with honest and determined effort. He is a self-made man as much so as the greatest I figures in the world's history." CAPTAIN LEMLEY OF SCHLEY FAME DIES AT WASHINGTON CITY. Washington, D. C., Sept. 4?Capt. Samuel C. Lemley,formerly judge ad vocate general of the navy, who be came prominent in connection with fa mous Schley court inquiry, died here last night. Preston county is about to erect a $200,000 court house, all of stoae. Well, Preston has the stone, and the money, too; so why not. HEAVY DRAINS ON NATION'S FORESTS OF THIS COON TRY. i "The total yearly drain upon our, forests, not counting losses from fires,. storms^ and insects, is some twenty < billion cubic feet," says K. S. Kell ogg, assistant forester in charge of the office of forest statistics, in a pub lication just issued by the Forest Ser vice on "The Timber Supply of tlie United States." "Our present forest area of 550 million acres may be roughly esti mated to consist of 200 million acres of mature forests, in which the an nual growth is balanced by death and decay, of 250 million acres partially cut or burned over, on which, with reasonable care, there is sufficient young growth to produce in the course of time a merchantable, but not a full crop of timber, and 100 million acres of more severely cut and burned over forests, on which there is not sufficient young growth to produce another crop of much value. "Taken as a whole, the annual growth of our forests under these j conditions does not exceed 12 cubic1 feet per acre, a total of less than sev- :1 en billion cubic feet. That is, we are cutting our forests three times as fast as they are -growing. There is 1 menace in the continuance of such conditions. While we might never reach absolute timber exhaustion, the unrestricted exploitation of our for- 1 csts in the |>ast has already had ser- 1 ious effects, and it will have much < worse if it is allowed to contiue un- i checked. "White pine, for instance, which was once considered inexhaustible, has fallen off seventy per cent in cut since 1890, and more than forty-five per cent since 1900. The cut of oak, our most valuable hardwood lumber has decreased sixteen per cent since 1900, and that of yellow poplar 22 per cent. The same story wilTbe- * told of other woods if they ate not conserved. ?? "The fact that timber has been cheap and abundant has made us careless of its production and reckless in its use. We take 250 cubic feet of wood ]>er capita annually from our, foreststs, while Germany uses only thirty-seven'cubic feet, and France but twenty-five. On the other hand Germany, who has learned her less jon, makes her state forests* produce j an average of forty-eight cubic feet j of wood per acre. We have as fast-, , growing species a* Germany, or fast er, and as good or better forest soil , if we protect it. "The necessitv for more larm bind I may eventually reduce our total tor-. Jest area to 100 million acres to 100 j million acres less than it is at pres- ? i ent. It is entirely |x?ssible, how-1 ever, to produce on 450 million acres | j as much wood as a ]Herniation much j greater than wc have now will really j i need if all the forest land is brought i ? to its highest producing capacity and j if the product is economically and | completely utilized. But to reach the necessary conditionof equilibrium I between timber production and con j sumption will take many years of vigorous effort by individual forest i owners, by the States, and by the Sational Government. None ofthcin can solve the problem alone: all must work together." BANKER DEAD PASSED AWAY AT HUNTINGTON LAST NIGHT. Huntington, W. Va., Sept. 4.? H. S. Corbl.v, aged 46, cashier of the American Bank & Trust Company, of this city, died suddenly last night. He was born in Tyler county and was a brother of President L, J, Corbly, of Marshall College. He was a thirty second degree Mason, being a member of*the Wheeling chapter. DEATH CLAIMS FORMER JUSTICE OF SUPREME COURT. Graftou, W. Va., Sept. 12.?Judge Marmaduke H. Dent, cx-Supremc court Judge of West Viitfnia, diea at his home on Washington street in this city, last evening at S :1 ^o'clock, following a long illness of Bright'* disease. He was the fiuher of At torney Herbert Dent, of Grafton, and a brother of Attorney W. R. D. Dent. During the summer Judge Dent had been at Atlantic City, ia the hope of recovering his health, but Friday his condition grew sb ser ious that it was deemed advisable ta bling him to his home, as the end was near. He was brought home at midnight with his family, attended by Dr. A. S. Warden, who had bce? *t his bedside' for the past week or more. Marmaduke Herbert Dent vm born at Granville, Monongalia coun ty, April 18, 18+9. He was gradu- - ?ted from the State University in 1870 being the first graduate there from. He practiced law successfully at Grafton and in 1892 was elected to membership on the Supreme Court of Appeals as the nominee of the Democratic and people's parties. 1 He was renominated by the Demo crats in HUM for the-same position but was defeated in the Roosevelt landslide with the rest of his ticket; He was the last Democrat to serve m the supreme bench. He contin ued to take an active interest in pol itics and in 1900 was the Democratic nominee for Congress in the second district against Geo. C. Sturgiss. Judge Dent also took an active in terest in religious work, being a mem-' ber and elder of the l'resbyterian . church at Gcaftan. He was pres ident of the ^ oung Men's Christian Association and superintendent of the Sanday school. Judge DentVtalents were recvg- ' nized nationally by "his being appoint ed one of the first hundred judges selected by Columbia university t* choose names for the Hall of Fame. He was a kindly, aflable, courte ous gentleman with a big heart. Though an extreme partisan in poli tics he was a just judge im all that the term implies. Of con siderable literary ability, he was blessed with a sense of hunjor that occasionally impelled him to depart from the traditional dry- formality pursued in writing opinion*, and in stead pen them, when occasion war ranted, with a quaint touch of hu mor that gained nation-wide atten tion. A BIG REWARD FOR CAPTURE OF MEN WHO WRECK? TRAIN. Posters have been put up in tliis city by the B. & O. Railroad Co., offering a reward of $25,000 for the capture of the man or men wh* wrecked the Royal Blue Line Flyer at a point in Pennsylvania a few days ago. This attempt to wreck the train was one of the most dastardly crimes ever brought to the attention of the B. and O. officials. The purpose of the attempt at wrecking the train is supposed to have been robber}-. If the train had not been going so fast the engine would have gone over into a deep ravine carrying with it possibly some of the passenger cars. As it was three per sons were killed and thirty or more . injured. This reward is one of the largest single cash rewards ever of fered by the B. and O. NEW SERIES. Hi M Last Monday, the Point Pleasant Building and Loan Association open ed a new series of stock. Those wanting to borrow, buy a home ?r. improve their property should take -r. shares in this Association. '