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Blueffeld Daily Leader.
MY THK THE LEADER PUBLISHINU COMPANY. I NCOKMOKATKO. ‘ Entered hi second-class mutter April H,” 1806, at the pout office at Minefield. W. a., under act of Congress of March 3, 1879." Undkktiik Management of - - - Thus. B. (Jaknkk Published Iv very Day in the Year Bxecpt Monday. Four Dollars a Year. Two Cents a Copy. Business OIlicHt Blaml Street, Next Door tu Postotllce. liluetield Telephone No. 503. Advertising Kates Made Known on Application • Rates Reasonable West Virginia Come to the Hills, The hand of Prosperity nnd Ol West Virginia, Where Plenty. Has the Greatest Nature lavishes Her Natnrul Resource* in the Greatest World. Gifts The Greatest Among all of the State's Varied Resources is the Pocn liontas ('oul Fields of this Vicinity. The most awful accident In history was the fall of u Roman amphitheater In the time of Tiberius. Fifty thous and people were crushed. Spain Is the only country that ha' a coinage hearing a baby's head on It (’ctlns hearing the baby head of King Alfonso were issued in iss\ The glitter of a presidential nomin ation. which the stand patters pre sented to tiie earnest gaze of Gov Cummins of Iowa, was too great a temptation and lip surrendered on the Issue that had made him famous Surli Is not the stuff of which presi dents are made. Writer describing a plague of rab bits la Australia. "A farmer barri caded himself in with miles upon miles of wire fencing solely to keep out tin* rabbits. They eat their way up to the barriers and in the flghi for the green land within the wire they die In myriads. All around the en closed land they lie in heaps of «>i nedthio -ize. S*,;irm affer swarm fol ir.»» r n, and at |a*r the heap': al so b’gli that th** lai - i otcers me! e their wav over the fc;.<e and l!,e faric is ruined.” -- 'The hath of the next century,” savs T. Huron Russel) in his hook “A Hundred Years Hence,’ "will lave the body speedily with oxygenated water delivered with a force that will render rubbing unnecessary, and bo aide it will stand a drying cupboard, lined with some quickly moving ar rangements of soft brushes, and fed with a highly desslcated air. front which, almost in a moment, the bath er will emerge dried, and with a skin gently stimulated, and perhaps elec trifled, to clothe himself quickh and pass down the lift to his breakfast, which li«* will oat to the accompani ment of a summary of the morning’s news read out for the benefit of tin family, or whispered into his ears by a talking machine.” "How many democrats really be lieve that Mr. Bryan was 'cheated out of two elections?' And why should any well-informed man believe such a thing?—Washington Evening Star Nevertheless, there are many intel ligent people, nor all of them demo crats, who, In view of recent revela tions touching the millions of money used by the republicans in IS9t> and 1900 have their doubts about what might have elsewlse come to pass In the elections of those years. There Is every reason to believe that. If tin democrats had been possessed of that ninny millions, they and not the re publicans, would have carried the country, and some reason for believ ingfl that if they had been able to iny down dollar for dollar beside them, they might still have carried it par tisans are aiwayt crick sure But, as a general proposition the belief that the republicans have been buying the people with their own money Is not 111-founded, and may exercise consid erable pressure upon the popular ml ml In 1908. Courier Journal. Head the Ds GOMPERS ON THE “STAND PAT” DOCTRINE In view of the content now in pro I'less between Organized Labor nnd tile leaders of tile I ignibllcail parry, i' Is Interesting to know what tie labor leaders think about "mnintnln tig existing conditions," or standing •at. On tills point, Mr. Samuel (tampers, speaking before a commit tee or congress on March 11. 1006, ised tlie following very significant language: I think that nil through hlston you ran find that same appeal and plea made by everyone who profltted '•y the unjust conditions which ob tained at that time. Those who pre lit by in just ire, t hose who profit h\ inal-ndministration, those who pro fit by unjust laws, those who profltted by human slavery, in all cases and in all ages have urged those in whose power it was to make a change, to ‘maintain existing conditions.” It has been tiie repudiation of such claims 'hat lias made for tiie progress of ■lie world, and that has established *'en the republic of our country. very corrupt politician, every over '""iiine lums. every greedy rnrporu Mon. every discriminating railroad. *vory trust, every man who profits from a wrongful condition of affairs will urge* the advantage of main taining existing conditions.” ’Ilie further fact (hat the Labor leaders have determined to try ami defeat Speaker Cannem, tiie stanel ”a» lender, shows which way the* peo litleal wind blows. This is a demo '■rnflc year for tiie people who are ire*d e>f republican procrastination. \inoiig the curiosities of chure-h ire iiltecture in America may be* men tioned tin* fact Hint in Santa Rosa, 'al , is a church with a seating cu Piie ity e.f 200t whicli is biillf entirely <>f timber sawed out of a single reel wood tree. _ HUNTING FOR THE DIFFERENCE. ('harks Kmory Smith has been to 1 Oyster Hay. We believe be was there between the visits of Boise Penrose. Mr. Smith began to discuss the suc sesslon to the presidency as soon as he reached the office of the excellent newspaper of which he Is the accom plished editor. He assumes that Mr. Brvan will be nominated by the dem ocrats. an event that is certain to he pulled ofT unless Mr. Bryan slial. make more mistakes than any other human being has yet been guilty of in the entire history of American politics. But Mr. Bryan Is no ordi nary man, and has remarkable np tltude for misapprehension. Mr. Smith thinks that it Is going to he a Idg Job to beat Mr. Bryan, and no republican can beat him unless he shall represent “the policies which President Roosevelt embodies.” Whoredn do Mr. Bryan and Mr i Roosevelt differ? Did not Mr Brvan ! give the democratic party in ward to Mr Roosevelt when In* went to for eign parts? Was there ever before a more dutiful ward or a more pa rental guardian? When the presi dent went on chase of the octopus, •lid not Mr. Bryan’s party Join In the pursuit? ff Mr. Bryan were president, wherein would he reverse t|>p poll nos or Air. Roosevelt? Both of them are for regulating the railroads; both or them have It hi for Standard oil. Both of them are down on the meat trust like ten thou sand brick. Roth of them are pater nalists up to the handle. Both of •hem believe In government, am| a heap of it What has Mr. Roosevelt done that Mr. Bryan does not h. dorse? What has Mr. Bryan said that Mr. Roosevelt does not approve.' What is all this row about? What is the difference between a Roosevelt democrat and a Bryan republican' And those are the two classes into which this people are separating. True, there Is the tariff. They wet* agreed on that when Mr. Bryan made | his first whirlwind speech in congrew and quoted Toni Moore’s “Bast Rose j of Summer” as a buttress to free I trade. Since then, however, .long j that went* over the devil’s ! hack have come under the i devil s belly, and Mr. Bryan stood o, ;m exonrgnted platform touching •he larilT, made to soothe the con j science of Henry M. Teller and Frnn icis G. Now lands, both stronger pro tectionists than President Roosevelt Touching the tariff, at present Mr. Roosevelt appears to lie little less '•inn a standpatter, though there is lothing so uncertain and so aston ishing as American politics. That is "hat makes the game so fascinating. Take the tariff out, and what Is .he difference between Mr. Bryan ri.i ■ Mr. Roosevelt?- Washington Post. BAD ENOUGH. Some persons believe that it is the doings of late or the Pittsburg mil ; I Iona ires that -make the heaven.» "fop so much.—Now York Telegram THE ELUSIVE DIME. Maybe you have noticed the scarc ity Of dimes. Statisticians have dis covered that, although more dimes are being turned out of the mints than ever before, there are fewer than ever before In circulation. It is said that there Is now so great u de mand for dimes and such a scarcity of them than the coin-rolling con cerns who make a business of put ting up coins In packages, are saving them up, with a view to gutting a premium on them. A famine in dime* would be a serious affair. Kven now there are only throe dimes p*»r capita in circulation. The modest little coin performs many of our most vital functions. It Is with the dime that the fastidious person gets hls “shine’' and the hard-luck one hls meal The dime buys a rose with which a man summons the tlush of happi ness to his wife's cheeks, ami It buys the drink with which he drives hope from her heart and peace from his home. The dime Is to the child wlmt the dollar Is to the parent — the unit of his calculations and tin* gonl of hls desires. It sometimes seems us If • lie boy would rather have a dime than u quarter. This brings iib to the* ‘’dime hanks.” which are the real cause, per haps, of tin* famine The penny-ln-the-slot machines are held responsible for the scarcity of pennies; street ears and automatic music* and picture machines accu mulate the* nickels: hut there Is no particular contrivance in general use that gathers dimes into the* boxes of corporations. An official In Washington suggests that the country is so prosperous that people keep dimes in their pockets to hear them Jingle. But other coins jingle cjulte as well Besides, the* trou ble is that the dimes are not in the* people's pockets, hut in mysterious hiding. No doubt the "dime hanks” hold most of them. And il the* scarcity of dimes Is the* measure of saving, wc* can cheerfully grin and get along with the other coins. Since 17U2, when the* dime was established, to the present, there have* been coined 520,000,000 dimes. But the slight relation which the* to tal coinage, or even the amount out standing, hears to the amount in c ir culation is shown in the lac t that it Is reported by the Treasury that there* are still outstanding about sot),out) half cents. 28,000,000 two-rent pieces, and 20,000,000 nickel three cent pieces which no one ever secs. EVERYBODY GOING TO JAIL. Iii 1850 the ratio of prison popu lation to population was one in 3,443 it huh'tnnts. i;, jsco it was om* in 1,0 17. in 1870 onrf in 1,17 1, in IXXO one in 852 and 1890 one In 757. In other words, Ju the forty years from isr.o to 1890 the prison population Inn-oused nearly five times as fusl I tin* population. Courier-Journal SOMETHING NEW! > ' * 11 1 11 ■ HOUSE FURNISHING STORE, Number 97 Bluefield Avenue, BLUEFIELD, W. VA. 1 _ Art Squares. Rugs, Carpets. Linoleums. Mattings. Floor Oil Cloth. - - Lace Curtains. •• Window Shades. • • General Furnishings •• tor Houses. -— J t • <,,,r 1 udertnki Department is being enuinned with «i... i. , « , , t of all kinds of Caskets, etr. 111 W,U‘ 1,M ,n Ht a,*‘l ‘“test designs l W'K SOLIC IT VOLK PATRON AC. K. | THE SWAN COMPANY. f .j. «*• ... * • . . ♦ Vacation Time! | The time has come when your thoughts take you to Shady 4 Nooks and Rippling Brooks in search of Health and Pleas- * ure. Pet us sell you your Midsummer Outing Outfit. Hack ^ it in one of our Peerless Trunks or maybe a Bag or SuitCase. j 1 hat will be starting right. You will be sure to end right. Then You will have them to use again next year. Daily Leader Want Adds Brings Results. R. Kemp Morton Attorney»«t-L (lkAMA.M, VIRGINIA C. O'LEARY GEO. O’LEARY (INCORPORATED.) C. O’LEARY & SON, The Real hstate and Rental Agents of Bluefield, West Virginia. All persons, strangers included, are cordially invited to frequent our office, keep an eye on the wonderful de velopments and advancements in the above lines. The current year will be the greatest yet known in our imme diate coal fields for opportunity. We keep busy, but to note our manipulations means to learn to make money The most rare of all opportunities lies within your reach at the present time to buy real estate cheap and reap big profits. We have acreage in and near Blue field alone that even the inexperienced can handle at enormous profit on small investment. You might ask why we should call outsider’s attention to this? Be reasona ble, and, in justice to yourself call on the undersigned and gain an inkling of the insidt. C. O’LEARY & SON, General Office No. 6, Higginbotham Avenue, Bluefield, West Virginia. JLYou. Meet to uild or Repair?'',«»« pus™ plastering in any Kmd of^^ngTs usmg -'.VORY.^ Communicate wfth^ C° ’ “ thc °"'* «enuin« Everybody that wants first-class job of CEMENT. Cement and are sellir .S*holiMnd»LAhbXrKa,mMi.*t‘*r*de . •• ">• ffiSSffilffi’SSiS!*- “1 While Slai Lime. teaStttiiSKg; trade in Car-Load or less than Car-Load™* °Ck yet d,scovcrcd Can supply the wire nails, SiSSS;^H?wfla,wasw v»»vmAnnr.MMMWWWMM, ...1m _ We solicit business from the trade. Huff, Andrews £ Thomas Co., WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS. ' BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA