During last September and October Col. Geo. W. Shutt, of the U. S. Geological Survey, examined the southern and eastern portions of West Virginia, with especial reference to the distribution of timber, its economical value and the facilities for transporting it to market by the streams of the region. He traveled over 1,000 miles by wagon, and 200 on horseback, and expresses the opinion that nearly one-half of the State is covered with original forests, the value of which, if rendered marketable, would amount to billions of dollars. - Science.