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POINT PLEASANT REGISTER. VOLUME 47. NO. 29 SEMI-CENTENNIAL STUART F. REED DISCUSSES SUBJECT AT WASHINGTON Washington, D. C., Jan. 20.? You can always depend on Stuart F. Beed to boost his state at home or abroad and he was the one West Vir ginian in town this week who got busy with Washington reporters. He was given very prominent place in the Washington Post and here are the Reed remarks: "in 50 years West Virginia has grown from a state almost inpover ished to one of the wealthiest states in the Union," said Stuart F. Reed, of Charleston, secretary of state of West Virginia, at the Willard. "We propose to celebrate the semi-centennial of our baptisjn in 1913, and we intend to make it an exposition worthy the best thing we have. 1 came to Washington to con fer with former Senator Henry Gassa wav Davis, who was selected by Gov. Glasscock to head the commission which will have the proposed expo sition in charge. He is enthusiastic over the proposed fair, for he knows ' that it will show to other parts of1 the United States many things the ' )>eople do not know, and will result in much benefit to our industries. ! How many people outside of West Virginia know that in the last six ' years the assessed valuation of the state has increased from less than ' $300,000,000 to more than Si,100,- " 000,000, which was the estimated 1 valuation for hist yearr When we ' were admitted to the Union we did 1 not have a free school in the state: ' to-day we have S,000 of the best ' educational institutions to be found :' in any commonwealth. When we ' succeeded in getting statehood, Vir- ' ginia said, "Oh, let her have it: she I has nothing but the Alleghenies and ' the reeks. Virginia did not guess, nor did any other part of the country ? guess, what riches were lying hidden !' in her soil. Had she known that ! the new state was designed to be- ;1 come one of the greatest in the j1 Union, the Old Dominion would not ' have let us go without a struggle. Much of ;he history and romance < of West Virginia will be shown in 1 the coining exposition. Many per- 1 sons do not know that the first and ' last battles of the Revolution were fought within the borders of WestjJ Virginia. The 'first was at Point 1 Pleasant, and, although it was a battle with indians, it developed ? that the indians had been supplied with arms by the British. The last battle of the Revolution was fought ] at Wheeling. So with the Civil war, the first fight took place at Philippi, and the first blood in that great war was shed in West Virginia."?Wheel ing Intelligencer. - OUTLAWS BURN LINCOLN JAIL. Bidding defiance to the law, the county and the State, incendiaries at + o'clock Wednesday morning burn- j ed the Lincoln county jail. Excite- j ment is great in Lincoln county, for the fire followed the burning of the Lincoln county court house a few weeks ago and it is the general be lief of the best citizens of that coun ty that the same gang implicated in the burning of the court house had knowledge of the attempt to destroy the jail. The fire was discovered at + o'clock | in the morning by the prisoners con fined in the cells and the alarm was given in ample time to have the pris oners removed before the jail was destroyed by the flames. The jail was located in the rear of the ruins of the court house destroy ed by incendiaries some weeks ago. Tom Martin, the jailor, lived in ap* ailments at the jail, but the dwell ing portion of the jail building, by arduous work, was saved from the flames. The man that dosen't grumble at home is either afraid of his wife or dosen't go home. AMUSING STORY from WASHINGTON. Representative Gardner, of Michi gan, was at one time a minister of the Gospel. Though enough of a practical politician to get a strangle hold on his seat in Congress, he has never shaken his ministeral wars. Mr. Gardner is solicitous at all times about the spiritual as well as the temporal welfare of those who surround him. On a recent visit to Panama he made a tour of the Gov ernment hospitals. From ward to, ward, from bed to bed, he. wended; his way, interesting himself in every patient. In one of the wards he come across a big American with .1 battered countenance. "Ah.jny jr.**! fellow."" said Mr. Gardner, "I'm sorry _to sec you here.'' So m I, was the rep]v. W hat s the matter with your" 1 asked Mr. Gardner, patting the patient on the hack. "Oh, a couple of busted ribs and a face that feels like a hamburg steak I" The language shocked Mr. Gard ner a trifle, but he continued in his : sympathetic mission. "I'm awfully sorry, my man, I suppose you were ' njured while engaged in a danger- j >us occupation.1" "You bet your life I was," re sponded the patient with emphasis. I am sure," said Mr. Gardner, ' low almost on the verge of tears '' that your superior officers regret ? his accident as much as you do. Of : ?oursc, the nature of the works here 1 nakes it necessary for some of our 1 ? wys to engage in hazardous occupa- 1 10ns. Where so much dynamite is : I landled I suppose it is inevitable j? hat there should be accidents. But ' he Government does its best to take I are of the men who are injured. Of I ?ourse, you know that you will draw I lay until you h^ve entirely recover- ] ?d your strength." 1 "Not one little copper comes to I our I'ncle Dudley while I warm .? his bed,.'said the American. , And why not?" asked Mr. Gard- ? 'er, his legislative faculties keenly < lert to detect an evasion of the employers" liability law. "Say, old sport, I didn't get hurt -n the job. I got soused the other ] "ght and mixed it with a better wo-handed fighter than I am. , 4ence I m doing hospital service." 1 Mr. Gardner turned a war from the >ed and went in search of men who , leserved his sympathy. DEAD MAN A WOMAN. The discovery, last Saturday of the ? jodvof a-young woman, about IS rears old and above the average of' lood looks, on the Baltimore & Ohio tracks at Ben wood Junction, an ad joining town of Wheeling, this state, md attired in male clothing, points strongly to murder. A man with whom she had been seen a short time before her death has disappear ed and the police of Wheeling and neighboring towns are on the look out for him. Shortly after 7 o'clock workmen discovered the body lying across the railroad tracks, .severed nearly in twain, and still warm. The impression is that the man and woman, who had been traveling to gether, had quarreled and he threw her in front of a fast-moving train. Though the weather was at zero, the woman could not have frozen to I death, as she wore an abundance of clothing, which includes five suits of underwear, one pair of overalls, one 1 pair of corduroy trousers, one sweat-! er coat, two pairs of stockings and a pair of felt moccasins. She is said to be from Baltimore, but her name is unknown. A teacher was endeavoring to make clear to his young pupils" minds the meaning of the word slowly." He walked across the room in the manner the word indi cates. "Now, children tell me how I walked.*' One little fellow who sat near the front of the room almost paralized him by blurting out, "Bowleggcd!" MR. HUBBARD ANNOUN CES CANDIDACY. FOB TIE SENATE OF THE SUITED STATES A&UNST SEN. SCOTT. t ' To the Republicans uf West Virginia: I am a candidate for election to the United States Senate by the Legislature of West Virginia, for the term beginning March 4, 1911, and respectfully solicit your support. The office must then be filled anew. No one owns it. Any one having the constitutional qualifications may aspire to it, without becoming factional, and may obtain it, if the people so will, ever though some persons may not approve. 1 aspire to serve \\ est \ irginia as one of its Senators, and shall cheerfully abide the decision of its people, with whom alone the decision must rest. Careful inquiry in all parts of the state shows that the great IxkIv of the Republicans desire some change in its representation in the United States Senate. Some due ought to make it possible for them to gratify that desire. There are others whose candidacy might well conduce to that end more than my own can. Several such have been consulted and have declin ed to become candidates, but have urged me to do so. There is no serious reason to anticipate conflict ing candidacies among those who be lieve that present policies, methods, ind standards would be improved by the election of someone other than the incumbent whose term will next expire. .Assurances of rupport have come to me from all elements of the party, from men most representative of those elements, and who in the past have differed widely from one anoth er. On the other hand very few of those who have been protesting igainst objectionable conditions are now to be found favoring one whose election would surely continue those ?onditions. Members of the Legislature have many other important duties besides fleeting an United States Senator. For every reason it is thedutv of the Republicans in the several counties md senatorial districts to manifest their real choice of candidates for the Legislature, and to assert their right to make such a choice by a method which shall guarantee to everv mem ber of the party that his vote will be L-ast and counted according to his will, and will have the same weight as the vote to every other Republican. Such a method was recently em ployed at my suggestion for the se lection of a candidate for Congress in the First District. \ and there has nev>T been any complaint or criticism as to the fairness and justice of that primary election. A primary held in a county will give every voter equal right and power, ami a pri mary held throt-fchout a senatorial district will do the like, and will al so prevent the smothering of Re publican votes in the smaller counties of the district in selecting a nominee. That method of selecting legislative canditates will strengthen the pur [K>se and duty of all Republicans to vote for those candidates at the general election. Existing laws regulate such primaries, and nunish any bribery and fraud which may be committed. It is the duty of the Republican party, through its appropriate or ganizations to get close to the people of that party: io see that their will as to nominees is fairly and justly as certained and carried out; and to see that the best laws and policies for all the people shall be fashioned out of their sentiments and ideals. Then it will be for every Republican cheer | fully to abide by the party will so expressed, and see that it is loyally and honestly enforced; and it will be for every citizen to uphold as well as obey the laws and policies which may be so fashioned. Toward this I hope to aid. Respectfully, W. P. HUBBARD. LAD DSHD TWO NAMES TO GO TO SCHOOL TWICE. | Chicago, 111., Jan. SO.?It took * dual personality for Samuel Diaraond stein to get *11 the education he wanted. School such as other boys know was not enough for him. He lived a double life on the rolls of the (schools he attended, so that he might take courses in both the day and night classes. He is in trouble now, i for he has violated the Board of Edu cation rule against too much learn ing?rule that boys have seldom tried to break. Sam is seventeen years old. He lived at No. 1226 West Hastings street, where he eats and sleeps with school books still before him, under his pillow and in his pockets. At the John W. Smvth School Sam was Samuel Diamondstein. He took all the studies Princij>al W. R. Hornbaker would permit. So hungry was he for knowledge that he also at tended night school under the name of Samuel Deemond. Sam said he did not change his name to escaj* the rule limiting pupils to one educa tion at a time, but just wanted anew name and tried it on the night school first. His teachers, however, give Sam credit for a good deal of ambition and cleaverness, and they are won dering if Supt. Ella Flagg Young will not allow Sam to enter the Med - ill High School. He has been re fused his graduation certificate: at the Smyth School for his violation of the rule in getting his j day and night education and until he ? gets it his double-barrelled education ? is stopped. 4 It I WRITES FROM AFRICA MANIFESTING INTEREST IN JEFFRIES-JOHNSON BOUT! ? Buffalo, S. Y. Jan. 15.?Theodore , Roosevelt's consideration of old ( friends and his love of a fighter and , i good fight have not been changed , any by his Africa trip as a letter from ,, him received by Tony Gavin, for mer "Rough Rider" testifies. 1 Gavin frequently corres|>onded . with Colonel Roosevelt when the lat-1 < ter was President. Some months ago < he wrote to him in Africa. He has j received the following reply: I ] Africa, on Safari. j ( "Here is the flower for Alberta. I 1 wish I could have sent, with many ?, returns, on her birthday. It was . good to hear from you. That must have been a rattling fight between j Ketchel and Johnson. Johnson is unquestionably a first class figjiter. I wonder if Jim Jeffries can get back ; ] into form; if lie can it will be a tre menduous battle when they meet. MADE SOCIETY LEADERS GASP. St. Louis, Jan. 15.?An unidenti fied negress made merrv last night as a guest at a society masked ball at the Country Club. Before she was i discovered she had danced with sev eral unsuspecting men. The club officials are looking for the person responsible for her appearance at the fashionable function. Handsomely dressed, wearing a head mask and long gloves, she ap peared on the floor during a "spook" j dance when the time came to unmask, she attempted to flee but some person grabbed her bead covering. The guest gas|>ed. Xobodv made an effort to detain her. A Virginia physician says that small-pox is so preventable through vaccination that the person who con tracts it commits a crime for which he should be punished. There is truth in what the doctor says ">?nd small-pox is by no means the only contagious disease, infection with which indicates criminal carelessness on the part of the victim. It must be awfully embarrassing to the doctors that go to heaven to en counter their ex-patients. ROOSEVELT DEED OF HEROISM RAILROAD CONDUCTOR LEAPS FROM MOVING TRAIN AND SAVES LITTLE ONE FROM CREMATION. Klkins. W. Va., Jan. 21.?Con ductor L. D. Combs, of the Coal & I Coke4 railway, has earned the right to a Carnegie hero medel When, : yesterday afternoon, just as train No. 2 north-bound, was leaving. Leiter, | he saw, framed in the doorway of the I home of a section hand named Exe bline, a little tot not more than three years old, whose whole body was enveloped in Hames. Leaping from his train despite the fact that it was leaving loiter, he rushed into the yard, fought off a dog that tried to bite him, put out the flame with his hart' hands and caught the train : before it left Leiter. Passengers on the train witnessed Leiter'-. heroism ? and watched with eager interest his dual performance of fighting a vici ous dog and saving the little one's lile, as well as making his train be fore it left him behind. The parents of the child had left it while they called on a neighbor. CUNNINGHAM IS RETIRED. Huntington, W. Va., Jan. 20.? After about eighteen years in the ser vice as United States deputy marshal in tlie southern district of West Vir ginia, Dan W. Cunningham is to re tire. This fact was made patent by the failure of Marshal Tyree to re lppoint the veteran deputy when hel innounced a number of appointments1 yesterday. John L. Stuart, of Wayne i ?otinty, was named as deputy for: this section of the district. John H. rt'aldron. of Mercer county, and Walter Summers, of Charleston, were rcap|H>inted. The office deputies. Major W. H. Lyons and Mrs. Helen M. Jackson were also reappointed. The retirement of Cunningham from the surviec came as a surprise :o the most of the students of politi- i :al affaift in West Virginia, although : :here has lieen an undercurrent ru nor during the past few days which! ndicatcd that such a thing was to lappen. Cunningham s downfall is ! iscribed t? political causes, going leeplv beyond the surface. In ad lition to the fact that he has made' nany powerful enemies during his iong service as an officer, he took a lecidedlv independent stand in po-' itical matters during the campaign iflPOR. These facts it is thought,1 wrought bis undoing as a marshal. THAW SAVE QUAIL. I LITTLE BIRDS NOW ABLE TO SECURE FOOD FROM THE GRASSY SPOTS. HUNTERS LEND AID. As a result of the warm we.tther which has had a tendancy to melt the snow in the mountains and val leys of this state, the lives of hun dreds of quail have been saved as the birds are now able to secure their own" food from the grassy spots. Game Warden Viquesnsey stated that the ]>ast several months has l>cen the hardest on this kind of game than any previous winter in years. Many of the West Virginia Hunting clubs have greatly assisted in saving the lives of these birds. They have deposited food in the mountains so that the birds would be able to get it. In other states the birds have died by the hundreds. EVIDENTLY NOT. When it was first announced that William Palliser Hubbard would like ly be a candidate for the United States senatorship in opposition to Nathan Bay Scott, the prediction was freely made that Senator Scott would have as his strongest asset the almost united support of the Republi can press of the state. Develop ments since that time would indi cate that this prediction was not well grounded.?Huntington Adver tiser. BOND ARRESTED IN NEW ORLEANS. Charleston, W. V?., Jan. 20.? Correspondence between William B. Bond, the Kanawha & Michigan tick j et agent, who left Charleston ten : days ago with the funds arising from the sale of tickets on the- Kanawha Michigan and the Coal & Coke ? Railways, and a Charleston woman, , has led to the capture of Bond at i New Orleans. Officers learned the whereabouts of ' the absconding ticket agent through correspondence between the Charles ton woman, whose name has not yet l>cen made public, and Bond, and to day a telegram was sent to the New Orleans officers to arrest Bond at once. While no message has been re ceived from the New Orlcnns officials this afternoon, it is known that the Louisiana officers know his hiding place, and it is believed his arrest will be accomplished at once. Bond was employed at the Kana wha & Michigan ticket office at Charleston, and during the absence of the regular ticket agent, disap peared from the city w ith the ac cumulation of the sales of railroad tickets for three days. The Coal & Coke Railway, having offices with the Kanawha & Michigan, lost about $600, and the Kanawha & Michigan about $1,800. UNIFORM GRADING. DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOLS HAS COM PLETED THEIR PUNS. Regulations covering the examina tion and graduation of pupils who complete the graded course of study have been preiwircd by Prof. F. M. Longanecker, supervisor of examina tions in the state Department of Schools, and will be sent out to those affected within a few days. These examinations arc held in accordance with section 7!' of the school law and the regulations follows. I. Two kinds of diplomas will be granted, viz : The Elementary and the Graded School. The Elementary school diploma will be granted to pu pils passing on the following sub jects: Orthography, physiology, grammar and language. U. S. history, state history, reading and literature, civil government, geography, agricul ture, arithmetic and penmanship. The Graded school diploma will be granted to those passing on the above subjects and general history and book keeping. II. Uniform questions for the en tire state will l>e prepared and sent to the county superintendents, who will plan the details of the examina tions. III. Three examinations will be held the present year (1910) on the following dates: March S and April 7 and 8 and May 5 and C. IV. In order to secure a diploma, l>upils must make a general average of75 percent with no grade below 00 |>er cent. V. If pupils have made a |>assing grade on certain subjects at a pre vious regular examination, and if the grades have been recorded and ap proved by the county superintendent, these grades will be counted without ! futhcr examination. VI. The county superintendent will have charge of these examinations, and teachers who have pupils inter ested should notify him at once and ask for information. OHIO GOING AFTER HONEY. 1 Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 20.?One Hundred and forty one thousand, five hundred and six dollars are asked in a suit filed in the Common Pleas Court today in which the State ? of Ohio is plaintiff and the estate of William S. McKinnon and'bondsmen during his two terms of office as state treasurer are defendants. The suit was filed by Attorney General Den man, who alleges that the treasurer wrongfully converted to his own use interest on the state funds loaned to corporations, co-partnership associa tions and other persons.