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NO. 29
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.
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
The man that dosen't grumble at
home is either afraid of his wife or
dosen't go home.
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
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.
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
"Now, children tell me how I
One little fellow who sat near the
front of the room almost paralized him
by blurting out, "Bowleggcd!"
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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
.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
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
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.
| 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.

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