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M. rJ ??n??uri i - - .Tir7 THAT AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE SUGGESTION. 1 r The suggestion in these columns last week that the Kcyser Preparatory Branch of the university be converted into an agricultural and horticultural college has aroused the ire of the Hon. E. M. Grant, of Morgantown. Mr. Grant, if we recall correctly was a member of the Board of Regents cf the University, is naturally and pro perly loyal to his town and doubtless imagines if the Keyser school was converted into a college of agriculture and horticulture they might lose a' few dollars out of future university appropriations and a few students - with their incidental expenditures, from attendance at the University and its school of agriculture. Conse quently the said Mr. Grant writes us a caustic letter, lamenting our ignor ance of the fact that there is already a college of agriculture at the state university, suggesting that we apolo gize to Dean Atkinson of said agri cultural college and then hastens to give hi? letter to the Morgantown papers for publication. Our friend, Mr. Grant, for such we have long considered iiim, has al lowed his enthusiasm for his town to get the better of his judgment and lead him into an error in assuming that we did not know that there was some kind of a school of agriculture at the state university. Had he been as well informed as he thinks we! ought to have been he would have known that this paper has done a very considerable amount of free ad vertising of this same school of agri culture and that through the personal suggestions and influence of its edi tor several young men have gone there to attend it, some of whom, now that the question lias been rais ed, were by no means satisfied with 1 the course of instruction and the re sults obtained. And before we get too far away from that point we pause to remark that one draw-back to the est \ irginia University and all its departments has always been that a few persons like Mr. Grunt have regarded it as an :isset for Mor gantown, a means of getting as much money as possible from the State for expenditure and allowed in the past, personal ambitions and factional dif ferences to figure too largely for the good of the institution and the peo ple of the State. We do not feel that we owe any apology to Dean Atkinson, Mr. Grant or anybody else for the sug gestion of converting the Keyser Preparatory Branch of the University into a first-class college of agriculture and horticulture. We respectfully insist that such a step would be a wise one and of immense benefit to the State. Mr. Grant thinks the College of Agriculture at the Uni versity is a howling success in every respect, except that it has no stud ents ; that the farmers and their sons will not take an interest in that kind of educational work. We fear they never will as long as the agricultural work is retained as a tail to the uni versity kite. It is overshadowed, lost in the shuffle. The young farm ers and fruit growers, we surmise, would much prefer going elsewhere than to Morgantown. where they are engulfed in the social swirl of nearlv a thousand students of the university. Thev are not, as a rule, particularly interested in military maneuvers, military balls, football, base ball. pink teas and the like. Such a col lege, located at Keyser, in a fruit growing section, would enable a teacher taKe his classes out into the |>each and apple orchards and give practical lessons on spraying and trimming of trees and along many other lines of work where observa tions and demonstrations are far superior to bulletins and lectures. This pa|ier is only too glad to give credit to any work that has been ac complished at Morgantown. It has been unfailing in its commendation of the excellent horticultural work | done by Director Stewart and his efficient corps of helpers at the Kx periment Station, its editor drafted the statute that gave them new power and put upon them additional labors and they have exercised that l>ower wisely and discreetly and as sumed their additional labors cheer fully and effectively. They have | called the attention of our people to the calamitous condition that exists wherein we are taking the mofley received from exploiting our Mist natural resources and sending it into other states to buy food and feed that we ought to grow at home. To i correct this condition and keep this 1 money at home is the biggest prob lem before the people of West Vir ginia today, the Virginia debt ques tion not excepted, because wc could payoff the whole debt with a fraction al part of the money thus unwisely expended in a single year. In the 'Western and Middle-west ern states there is not one agricultur al and horticultural school but in most states there are several. They are not theoretical but practical. In West Virginia we are half a century behind the times. We need to wake up and get busy. We are waking up on this side of the Alleghany moun tains and we are bringing monev into; the State from the sale of our pro ducts instead of sending it away for their purchase and let us hope we are just beginning to open our eyes to our possibilities. We call ujxin our newspaper friends to lay hold of this subject and agitate it. Mr. Grant's petulant criticism has not in timidated us by any means. Our aim is broader than a desire to bring a lew students or a lew dollars to any particular town. It is to benefit the whole State and inaugurate a new era in the whole commonwealth, which is primarily an agricultural ana horticultural state, despite the fact that our timber, coal, oil and gas have overshadowed the fundamental proposition for the time being. Again we say that it is of undis puted importance that this State have at o..ce a first class Agricultural and Horticulrural College, free from the [ blighting shadow of the State Uni versity and wisely and properly lo cated ; that Keyser is, for reasons hereinbefore suggested an excellent location ; that in view of the State's deplorable financial condition and the probable inability to secure an ap propriation'for its erection and estab lishment it would be good business to Utilize the buildings of the Pre paratory School, especially in view of the fact that has failed of the purpose for which it was created, which was i to remove from Morgantown the pre paratory department of the Univers ity. If this suggestion offends our triend Grant or anyone else they will have to make the most of it. If it leads him to think we are an ignor amus we will make the best we can of that.?Hampshire Review. A bride attracts a terrible lot of attention considering that she is no thing more nor less' than a bunch of hopes dressed up and on the way to , be swallowed up in disappointment. TOBACCO : hdustry in this state snows re markable GROWTH. For the information of the laymen who Ho not fully, realize the import ance to the commercial future of this city and countv of the locating here of the tobacco sales warehouse, the Herald Dis|mtch has gathered a few statistics showing the progress of the I tobacco growing incustrv in this i state, and other information which may be of interest in view of the prob . able impetus that w-ill be given to tobacco irrowing in the territory ad jacent to Huntington. I Previous to 1!M)2 very little of the i weed was produced in this state. In that year, the American Tobacco [company purchased practically the entire crop of the state, which; ' amounted to 1,093,000 pounds, the average price paid being about 6 cents per pound. This crop was grown principally in the counties of Putnam, Lincoln and Cabell, although scatter-i ed lots were bought on the Klk river, in Kanawha county, a small amouut in Mason and some in Logan and Boone counties. The establishment of warehouses at different points con venient for the farmers' delivery has resulted in an immense increase in , production. The 1909 crop in this i state figured approximately 20,000. 000 pounds for which the farmers directly received about ?2,800,000. This immense amount of money was paid out by the purchasers between December 15, 1909, and March 1, 1910, and went directly into the jiockets of the farmers. It is esti mated now that should the farmers be successful in producing sufficient plants to set out the contemplated acreage this year, the product of the state will not fall short of j0,000,000 pounds for 1910, and will probably go to fifty million in 1911. If the present level of prices is1 maintained it will mean the distribu tion among the tanners ot this state about seven millions of dollars, the 1 major portion of which will come to Cabell and adjacent counties. The tobacco produced in this state * is known as white burley, the same as grown in Kentucky and lennes-, see. The tobacco grown in the last named states, however, is somewhat higher in quality than the W est \ ir ginia produc; on account of the fact j that the limestone soil produces a] thinner and broghter leaf. About eighty per cent of the tobacco pro duced in this state goes into the manufacture of plug tobacco, the re mainder being used lor twist wrap pers, all tobacco cigarettes and granu lated smoking tobacco. No other country can compete with this in the production of tobacco to be used tor the purposes mentioned. It is estimated by the promoters j of the sales warehouse in this city, tiiat thev will be able to purchase at least three million pounds of the 1910 1 crop, drawn from the territory be tween Gallipolis and Portsmouth, on both sides of the river, and tnis pur chase will be sold at auction to the highest bidder. It is probable that sales will be held at the" warehouse once or twice every week during the season and manufacturers will be en abled to purchase any particular grade they need. In addition to the impetus given the tobacco growing industry in this section of the state, by the location here of the sales warehouse, it is thought that it will prove a strong factor in inriuencing the construction of good roads in Cabell countv. W hen it is considered that nearly all the tobacco is delivered during the win ter months, when the roads of this county are practically impassable for ' loaded wagons, the necessity lor the construction of good roads into Hunt ington will immediately be realized. ?Herald-Dispatch, Huntington. A man docs love an appreciative woman, and by that he means a woman who will glow and smile for a week because her husband tells her she makes good gravy. c o When You Buy BUY AT HOME The Home MerchaaU merit your mpport, they are the maxuataye of the community. And when you bay ot Borne Metetania, bay of those who adTertue. B&B ribbon fashions Following the had of France, there is a decided growing tendency for Rib bons in this country in the best and most authentic fashion circles. Principal use for Rib bons, according to the ultra fashionable standpoint, is for girdles, sashes and Hair garnitures, especially made with drops and buckles, or with rosebud, rosette or 6hirring. Ribbons for Sashes embrace all the finest types?Messalinc, Liberty Satin and Floral Rib bons, all the dainty evening and Stylish shades?6 to 9 inches wide?25c to $2-30 a yard. White Ribbons for Confirma tion, Graduation, etc., for Sashes, Girdles, also Hair Bows?Moire, Satin, Satin Stripe, Combina tions, Brocades, Taffetas, Taf fetas with Brocade .borders, Satin & Moires?6 to 8 inches wide?35c to $1.50 a yard. ?these same Ribbons in Col ors?Sash and Hair Bow width ?35c to $1.50 a yard. BOGGS & BUHL, NORTH SIDE, PITTSBURGH, PA. WREN rr ALL STARTED. When Adam met Eve he was bashful and shy And he stammered and blushed every time she came nigh Till at last he grew bold and began to pay court (You may put all your trust in this faithful report) And lie murmured to heron an even ing serene: You're the prettiest girl that I ever have seen"'? And that's how that started. When Eve with a beautiful blush on her face. Yielded shyly and sweetly to Adam's ; embrace, And put up her red lips for the true lover's pact (You may set this all down as an ab solute fact). She inquired, while he breathed the fond names on his lip: "Have you said that toall ofthe girls you have kissed r" And that's how that started. When Adam asked Eve if she would be his bride. She looked up and looked down, and she sighed and she sighed. And she let him take hold of her lily white hand (This is history now, as you must un derstand). Then she said, in a voice that was dulectly low: "I must take time to think, "l is so sudden, you know" And that's how that started. When they had been married a few years or so, Then Adam told Eve: "We're in vited to go To a dinner and dance with some friends down in Nod." (This is truly authentic, although it sounds odd.) Eve replied with a sad and sorrowful air: "1 can't go. Don't you see 1 have nothing to wear:" And that's how that started. ?Wilbur D. Sesbit in Life. INTRODUCING THEM. Ivirstv McDougall, who lived in a remote Highland ]iarish, had a visit from her Edinburgh nieces, who were to spend a week or two with the old lady. She determined to show them otTon Sunday at the ancient village Kirk of Lochaber. The young ladies wore costumes of the purest snowy hue. At the |>oint of his sermon the minister, in s|>eaking of the angels of heaven, was heard to say: "And who are those in white ar \ ray?" To the consternation of the con gregation Kirstv was heard to ex | claim: "It's ma two nieces, sir, frae Ed inbu rgh.""?Tit-Bits. Most good men have had good mothers. HOCKING VALLEY EXTENSION. W hile nothing official has v-t been announced as to the mute which ,the proposed cxtention of the Hot-king Valley Railroad from Well ston or Jackson to the river and a connection with the Chesapeake and Ohio will take, yet rc|x>rts from Chesapeake and Ohio towns say that route has been practically selected. it is stated tnat it will start from Jackson and run down the valley of the Little Scioto River to Sciotoville, five miles above Portsmouth. The river will be briged at Sciotoville, . which is said to he the most available site for a crossing, as the river bot toms are wide, giving gixid approach es, and there is a solid rock found ation on both sides of the Ohio. It is also said that the surveys show that this route is nine miles the shortest of any being considered. | Reports from the territory interested are that some rights of way are al ready being taken up. MONEY IN BROOM CORN. Mr. Holman planted and cultivat ed four acres of broom corn last year from which he harvested one thous ands pounds ot broom corn to the acre. Broom corn recently has been bringing 324-0 |>er ton, therefore it can he readilv figured that the crop of four acres was worth $480. But now Mr. Holman, with an eye to business and one of the best broom makers hereabouts, wishing to re.!]) ; all the profits in the business him self, so he manufactures the crop in to brooms and has disjiosed. of two thousand dollars worth of this house hold necessity since the crop was harvested last fall. The past year, he says, has been the most profitable in his experience. He has planted and got four acres under cultivation now.?Pomeroy Telegraph. DRINKING CUPS FOR DOGS. Chicago, May It!.?One thousand drinking cups for dogs will be placed 1 in different parts of the city to les sen the danger of rabies in the hot months. It is the scheme of Dr. John Mil ler. \ esterday he obtained the con-; sent of the judiciary committee of the city council to place the drink ing CU|)S. "I believe it will tend to lessen the danger of rabies at least 50 )>er cent." said Dr. Miller. "The cups will be kept filled with clean, cool water and will be in easy reach of any thirsty dogs." ZANES7ILLE GIRLS HAVE LEPROSY. Zanesville, O., May 14.?A gener al report is afioat here this morning to the effect that two high school girls of this city are afflicted with leprosy. The authorities and those in a position to know do not denv the rejxirt, but refuse positively to give out any information whatever. One of the girls w: s in school Fri day, but the other one supposed to be afflicted with the malady was taken to consult a specialist Thursday evening. 1 he city is all agog over the report, and since it can not be verified, much indignation is felt. The leprosy is in the first stages, it is bc!ieved,i but one of the girls, how ever, is more severely afflicted, and u]Km the advice of the physician, was taken away. The Board of Educa tion, the teachers, sujierintendent and the Board of Health officers give out no information and refuse to talk on the subject. RDUCIARY SETTLEMENT. The accounts of L. C. Somerville, Executor of the last will and testa ment of Mary E. Gabbert. deceased, and I.. C. Somcrville, Trustee, un der the last will and testament of Mary K. Gabbert, deceased, are be fore me for settlement. GEO. SOMERVILLK, Commissioner of Accounts for Mason County, West Va. may 25-2t. After the Snakes. Nearly all the rattlesnakes seen la the zoos of this country and In most of those of Europe are captured by In dlan boys and c'rls on the western res jervatlons. They locate a spot whero the snakes come out to sun and th?s | creep up with 8(3ulrt Kun, charged IwlOi ammonia and spray the rattlers i ? .rcDd*r them helpless. When the "I ' INDUSTRIAL NOTES. A deposit of ore containing 93.5 per cent, tantalum has been discovered In the Cral mountains. Washing linoleum with a solution of glue and allowing It to dry thoroughly will restore Its gloss. There are said to be 2.000.000 horse power available In the unharnessed waterfalls of Wisconsin. Ohio. Vermont and N>w York have led In the production of maple sugar continuously since 1850. More than one-quarter of the lead produced in the world each year Is mined In the United States. A rubber pavement, laid beneath a London hotel, withstood heavy traffle for II years before It needed renewal. Pennsylvania's anthracite coal out put of approximately 35.150.000 tons for the first six months of this year eclipsed all records. Abrasion feats of the new aluminum coins with which France is experi menting show that they wear better than gold or bronze. An Italian Engineer claims to have invented a reversible turbine engine that will work with equal power and speed In both directions. Hor.ey making or the Isle of Wight has almost ceased almost to a pe culiar disease that attacks the bees. Leaking them disinclined to work. A German manufacturer has suc ceeded In making a satlsiactory high speed steel by using powerful ferro tungsten Instead of tungsten metal. A r?>cently patented attachment for type-writing is an erasing device, op erated from the regular keyboard by a key which brings a bit of rubber against the platen and moves it up and down. A steel clothes pole that may be re moved from a base sunk In the ground when not In use Is something new that is designed to add to the attractiveness of the surroundings of the suburban homes. By the new German automatic ma chine, a letter Is registered by pushing It through the slit and turning a han dle. The machine stamps the en velope and prints off a receipt, which It throws out to the sender. HANDY DRAIN PIPE CLEANER Rubber Hcse Connects with Spigot and Outlet at Sink, Enabling Woman to Clean Sink. One of the most useful of all re cent inventions for Mie home Is the drainpipe cleaner designed by a Mich igan man. This not only enables a woman to keep her kitchen sink clean by having the pipe tree, but It saves the expense which Is sometimes in curred of having the pipe cleaned by a plumber. A long rubber hose has its upper end adapted to be fitted to the spigot. The lower end termi nates in a bell mouth which is made thick at the top to prevent its col l?psi: it and thin at the extremity to form a flexible lip. This lip is fitted over ' ? ilrnir. and held there by suc tion . '' ;!:? water turned on. In this way t: ? f.:ll pressure of water 1* forced t. the drain pipe, flushing it very etfci'.vally and washing out all the extraneous matter that is bound to accumulate no nintter how careful a woman or her servants may be?and the lntter are often not care ful at all. There is also a lateral air inlet near the top of the hose. Reversible Turbines. One of the objections urged against turbine engines has been their Inabil ity to run backward a* well as for ward. John Ogg of Aberdeen has In vented a form of turbine which avoids this difficulty. The Rt'-nm enters the machine through a hollow axle, and thence acts upon the wings of the rotating disks mounted upon the axle. When it is desired to reverse the mo tion. a new 6et of disks, having their wings set at a reverse angle, are brought Into play, and by means of grooved valves the steam Is projected against them, thus producing a back ward motion. The reversal of motion can be produced Instantaneously. Poison of Coal Gas. The poison of coal gas has been sup posed to be the carbonic oxide, but' experiments by Dr. von Vthlen, at Halle, have shown poisonous effects two or three times as great as could be produced by the amount of car bonic oxide present. It Is evident that coal-gas is not mads nonpolson ous by removing this constituent, though what the other poisonous sub stance may be he Is not yet deter mined.