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LiLADER. Ontewny to Pocahontm Coal rield*. VOL. 1. NO. ieo. BLPEPIELD, WEST VIRGINIA, SATURDAY MOR NINO, OCT.13. 1906: YT IN, PRICE TWO CENTS. On The Watch For Negro Murderer. i EVERYBODY IB WATCHING FOR THE ROANOKE MVRDKRKK AND THEY WILL CATCH HIM IF HE DON’T WATCH OCT. The Norfolk and Western railroad from one end to the other Is being closely watched by special agents for the negro who murdered Officer R- M. Beard, one of the oldest and most highly thought of member of the Roanoke police force. In a negro dive in the Magic City at 2 o’clock yesterday morning. Early In the day yesterday news of the murder reached this city and Immediately the entire police force and all of the railroad detectives In the city were given a full description of the murderer and several men were sent East to watch Incoming trains. Among them were Officers Francisco and Calloway of the local police force. They went as far as Lurich and were relieved at night by detectives who scrutinised every incoming train. At 2 o'clock this morning no suspects had been arr rested. Tho description of the negro fol lows: Twenty-live or thirty years old. black or v«ry dark singer-cake color, six feet tall, smooth face, of me dium build, usually wears light cordu rory pants and tan shoes, carries head and shoulders slightly forward, high cheek bones, sharp chin, has a gun shot wound on person; one leg has been Injured, making him knock kneed; wears shoe heel off on inside. CANTON GETS N EXTVMEETING. SUPREME COUNCIL OP CATHOLIC NOCIRTY CONCLUDES ITS SESSION. Detroit, Oct. 12.—The supreme council of the Catholic Mutual Bene fit association, which has been in seaRion here since Tuesday, closed Its triennial convention today. The coun cil will meet in October, 1909, in Canton, O. The election of officers today resulted in the re-election of all the old officers with one excep tion. Warren A. Carter of Ludlng ton, Mich., was defeated by L. H. Hannan of Burlington, Kb., In a close contest for third place on the law committee. An effort to Increase the per capita tax to $1 failed and it was left at 76 cents. SAME OLD SPELL; SAME TWO RACES. Washington, Oct. 12.—With the point Installation of the national of ficers of the United Spanish war vet erans and the Ladles’ Auxiliary, the third annual encampment of the two bodies yesterday came to an end. The negro question which cropped out In the business session of th veterans came to the front yesterday, when the encampment voted to of ficially designate camps of negroes as "negro camps," Instead of "col ored.** It was also decided to dis associate the negro from the white camps In the several States, allowing each to have Individual State organ isations. "Comrade" Roosevelt’s simplified spelling reform was suggested to the encampment of a "good thing,” but with a hearty chorus In the negative It was decided to Ignor the reformed spelling, owing to the delegates "lark of familiarity" with It. THEY POUND THE GOLD Colorado surgeons cut a man open and found a gold nugget In his ap pendix. These searchers will go any where In the mad race for gold.— Baltimore Suo THE JUDICIAL POT STILL BOILING HOW HOMK OF THK NKWNPAPKK GENTLEMEN ARK DINCUH Ml NO THK JMKKITO OF OTHR GENTLEMEN “An Incident which excited con siderable talk waa the recalcitrancy of J. E. Brown a member or the Judi cial Committee, who had been sup porting Rita and had signed the Ju dicial Committee’s call. For reasons best gnown to himself but about which there Is a great deal of gossip. Brown at the last moment recant ed, went over to Herndon and re fused to recognise the delegations chosen under the very call he him self had signed. The Rita men paid no attention to him, however, hold ing that the Convention was the sole judge of Its own members ” The above dirty little fling, of course. Is from the Watchman. No other paper, not even the Bluefleld Telegraph, has been contemptible enough to make such Insinuations about the gentleman In question. Messrs. Brown aud Shott both attend ed the meeting of the State Central Committee at Hnntington when It took up the questions submitted to it by the county committees of Mc Dowell and Monroe counties In re gard to their right to call and con duct their conventions. Before the meeting of that committee and dur ing Its meeting both Mr. Brown and Mr. Shott made the statement that they intended to abide by the de cision of the committee. Mr. Brown proved to be a gentleman of his word and did abide by that decision. Now the Ritz organ comes out and attempts to Injure him because he waa man enough to do what was honorable In the matter.—Alderson Advertiser. Softly, dearly beloved •‘Dirty" Is not a pleasant word to apply to a neighbor. "Unkind" or "undeserv ed’’ would be more In keeping with "parliamentary" usage. We beg to inquire of the astute Advertiser whether our reference to Mr. Brown and his sudden change of position was harsher than the epi thets of "unprincipled, unscrupulous thief," capable of any "kind of vil llany, snake" and the like, which the Advertiser applied to him a few short weeks ago. t It was in these terms that the County Chairman spoke in his paper of Mr. Brown and hla colleagues In the latter part of August and parly in September. If Mr. Brown waa then a “thief” and an “unprincipled" "villlan,” as the Advertiser said, when did his charac ter change to that of a0 “honorable” a “gentleman” that the printing of an unvarnished Item of news be comes a “dirty” "attempt to Injure him”? Will the Advertiser please ex plain this? That Mr. Brown's reasons for his sudden change of front and attempt ed repudiation of the delegates chos en under his own call are best known to himself we think must be true. That his singular behavior has ex cited a great deal gf gossip we know to he true, nor has It been allayed by the Advertiser's labored explana tion. But why Is It so much more injurious and “contemptible” to make this simple statement of fact than to describe him as a yvilllan,” a “snake” and a “thief"? Has Rlemp’s congressional career | been In the Interest of the republican party of this district? Mo. It has only been the means of building up his own oligarchy of pie consumers and office monopolizers, who seek now by deception to cause honest repub licans to vote for Rlemplsm, the In dividual tea party of misrepresenta tion. under the delusion that they are voting for the party.—Clinch Valley News, i ANOTHER VRGUNIA CAVE FOUND. ANDY J. WRIGHT DIHCOYKHKD IMMKNHK CAYKRN IN CVM HKRUAND MOUNTAINS WHIMS HUNTING. May Klug. Ky.. Oct. IS.—What promises to be a groat natural won dor has been discovered and explor ed In Cumberland mountains, near Pound Gap. on the Kontucky-VIrgln la border, by Andy J. Wright, a far mer, who was hunting In that region a few days ago. It Is a cave having one Itnenso pasageway and dosens of shortllne passages extending In all directions. Wright accidentally, perhaps, dis covered It a few days ago. With his dog and gun ho concluded to tour Its many hidden and unknown cham bers. He took the main aud leading passageway. Far back In the un derground wonder Wright discovered almost the complete paraphernalia of a counterfeiters outfit, showing that the cave was once a rendezvous for counterfeiters. Still finding no end to the cave, Wright retraced his steps. He la now organizing a company of sight* Beers to go through the cave and ex plore the great wonder in its entirety. He believes It extends for many miles back Into the heart of Cumberland mountain. Three immense caves were recent ly discovered and explored on Lino Fork creek, near here, a few miles from the Virginia border. One of these caves explored is seven miles in length with a stream of water as large as Main Line Fork. This rave is believed to rival the groat Mammoth cave in Edmondson coun ty. Ky. Bob Bruce made a fine Impression In Russo!]. His speech at the court house was the fairest and clearest we ever heard. He spoke kindly of his opponent and not a word fell from his lips that would insult any Republican.—Lebanon News. There is no question about Bob Bruce being a good mixer, and his mixing qualities are winning him votes all over the district.—Big Stone Oap Post. MRS DAVIS IS CRITICALLY ILL New York, Oct. 12. —The condi tion of Mrs. Jefferson Davis, widow of the president of the Confederacy, who has been ill at the Hotel Mn Jestlc for several days, Is now re garded ns serious. Mrs. Davis was strlken several days ago with a se vere cold. There was no fear for the outcome at first, but the Illness j did not yield to treatment. Mrs. Davis’s daughter Is now on her way and Is expected to arrive to-day. “Lives of poor men oft remind us Honest toll stands little chance; l The more we work we have behind 11s Digger patches on our pants; On our pants, once new and glossy, Now are stripes of different hue, All because our patrons linger And don’t pay what is due. Then let us all be up and doing; Send In your mite, however small Or, when winds of winter strike us We shall have no pants at all.”-Kx. The antiquated and hide-bound stamp-Hcker, of the Tazewell Repub lican. still Insists that R, p. Bruce, when a member of the Virginia State j senate, voted against submitting the ■ new constitution to a vote of the people for ratification or rejection Such a public exhibition of down, right rot and unsophistcated Ignor ance and misstatement of facts has not been heard of or read of since i the marriage of the Rabboon to the Raccv^s Bister.—Wise News. to New York from Colorado Springs. DKNER8 GRAFT IN TAMMANY HALL. CROKKR INRItTC HE GOT NOTH. INO BIT BAURIKN FROM ORGANISATION. Dublin. Oct. It.—In tin* Four court* here this afternoon J. H. Campbell. Rlchand Croker's attorney In hi* libel action against the Lon don Magaxlne. applied for permission to serve a writ on the Amalgamated Press, publishers of the magazine. The Amalgamated Press is one of the Harnsworth companies, with headquarters In !<ondon, so it was necessary to obtain the sanction of the court to serve the writ outside the court’s Jurisdiction. Mr. Camp bell pointed ont that |he Dublin agents of the defendant had already been served with a writ in behalf of the plaintiff. Mr. Croker he Hatd, ought. In addition to recovering dam. ages, to restrain the defendants from publishing certain ”gro*H nnd defam atory statements concerning him.” under the hoadlng of “Tammany In England.” “Statements,” counsel continued, ‘had been made therein which were entirely false and unfounded. The plaintiff had never, ns alleged, de rived any money or money’s worth from his connection with any Demo cratic. organisation In New York. In eluding Tammany Hall, aave uud ex cept the salaries he received for the different ofllceB he held In the civic administration of New York. So far from having at any time uaed his po aition for the purpose stated In the article, namely, blackmailing, brib ing. corrupting and Huborning. he had never aa a matter of fact bene ■Red directly or Indirectly, an alleged, and ho did not then or at any time blackmail, bribe, corrupt or Hiiborn any person or persons. He solemnly swore he had never knowingly done or suffered to be done any corrupt or Improper act for his personal bane, fit.” Mr. Campbell pointed out that Mr. Croker lived near Dublin, so It was more expeditious to hnve the action tried in Dublin. It was of the utmost importance to him that he should hnve an early opportunity of vindi cating his character. .fustico Gibbon gave counsel per mission to serve tlie writ on the sec retary of the Amalgamated Press. NEGRO VOTERS FIGHT SLEMP. HANSON, FNDOItMKI) IIY ItFPI'lt MCANH, TO t'AI'HK OPPOHI TION IN FIFTH AND NINTH DISTRICTS. Richmond. Oct. 12.—The Central Republican League will hold a mass meetlug at Central League hall. 412-414 North Third street, to-night. The committee on plan of organiza tion will report and the organiza tion will elect officers. The avowed purpose of the league in to Influence the colored voters of the district to refrain from voting for Hanson for congress at the coming election, be cause of his utterances in reference to the negro vote In his Manchester speech. The negroes have under serious consideration taking the fight Into the Fifth and Ninth districts, where the Republicans are making a real fight. If this Is done, It will be be cause they are of the opinion that the fllemps endorse Hanson's candi dacy. The True Reformer, the recogniz ed paper of the party here, has come out against Hanson and the Plannet says It Is preferable that the negroes vote for men like Senior John W. Daniel, Congressman Lamb and May or McCarthy rather than men who style themselves Republicans and give voice to such utterances as, characterized Candidate Hanson's Manchester speech. "The Rochester Democrat ventures that electricity Is in a fair way to maintain Its supremacy as a shed der of light until some genius devls es a method of bottling sunshine and selling It to consumers.” Secrets, Long _Hid, Come Out SAVINGS Not every one can be rich. «r want* to be. But every one can ,!f he will, be thririy.which Is better. The tlrat lesson one l». givou to learn when he enrolls In the school that quallflea for success Is to put by a part of hi* earnings each week. The truest friend In time of ad versity or In moments of opportuni ty, and the surest foundation upon which to build a fortune, Is the ac cumulated savings of months and years. The habit of putting money away Is reflex In Its action. The money Itself Is n valuable accessory, and the quality of mind and character developed through this linhit makes for ultlmato success. A skillful and high-salaried ma chinist who nt fifty has been forced to sell a valuable Invention for n small amount, because he has had no capltul or his own to float it. re marked: "If I had only had a little money I could have made a fortune out of thnt device." Ho In badly mistaken. The fact that ho bun reached the ago of fifty In a high-paid position without hav ing aavod any money, In proof posi tive that ho haH not the toinpernnioiit and hahita that liiHiiro success In bus Iiiohn onterprlaoH. However much money he might make, aharper und shrewder people would get It away from him. JiiHt as they have been getting It away front him for thirty yearn. A man who cannot witliHtand triv ial tcmptatlotiH to Hpond money has not In him u stiff enough financial hark hone to mnke a success of any hlg ImihIiiokh venture. The stores, the rtreets, the placet* of nmuscmont, all furnish temptation to a young man to part with his money. If his ideal, the* purpose within him, Is not stronger than these outside Inducements, his salary, be It large or small, will he frittered away on unnecessary expenditures, and opportunity will always find him empty handed. It Is the order of mind such a course indicates which spells failure, not the mere frnt of being without ready money, through the possession of small savings has often boon the stepping stone to great success. Heady cash Is the greatest moving force In the business world. It speaks with the loudest voice. It clutches things with tho firmest grip. It com mauds lh#» surest confidence. Ft Ih to th«» hank which has the largest capital that wo like to entrust our savings, and It Ih the* man who haa made the wisest use of his own money that we credit with btjalnoaa acumen. Cornellua Vanderbilt worked day and night, saving every penny, until he had $3,000, the neat egg about which he gathered one of the largest fortunea ever amnaaed. John Wanamnker’a first pay wna only $1.20 a week, and walked four miles to and from work each day to aavo a part of It. aa a corner stone for the gigantic fortune he haa built. John I) Rockefeller atlll haa the little hook In which he kept ac count of every penny a* a time when hla salary was smaller than la that of any of the 2H.00O men who work for him today. Not all of ua can is* Vanderbilts or Wanamakers or Rockefellers, or want to he; but their experiences point out the way to money-making and money-keeping, and most of ua can. If we will, go a reasonable length In that direction. * And there are other uses for sav ings than getting rich. James a. Garfield teaching school at $12 a month, saved money to car ry him through college. Moat of the , really great men of the past and of ; the present In all lines of endeavor are self-made—made through their own self denial and fixed purpose. H l* not no much the money wived a» tlu» character that Ih Inilldcd. Stinginess ami greed are to he ab horred. They are at the one ox troute, while profligacy and careless, ness are at the other. The golden mean of thrift lies hair way be tween. Prudence In expenditure Is ovl dence of sanity, of right living and right thinking. What you possess today Is evi dence or what needless things you did without yesterday. There are philosophers who con tend that the greatest cause In the world today Is debt, and this curse Is fed and nourished by the great army of spenders who lay not up for the future, who accumulate no capi tal. who are prey to every human parasite and slaves to their own dis ordered desires. PLAN TO SOLVE THE POSTAL PROBLEM. thk pcmnmrAL pihlisiiliph AHMOCIATION WILL Nt'CCKMT a pickmanunt pomtal TIllllL’NAL. '•’here will wioti ho presented In tin* Postal Commission, which hy dl rocilon of Congress Ih Inquiring Into Mm» working of second class mull regulations ti> learn wMother Kh clas b1 Mention "should not |>o grounded upon practical rather than Ideal din Unction," a plan for the settlement of the diHputoH over classification Iona troubling the Post Office Department. This plan, It In exported, will IhIu the place of the proposal of the Do part nienl. every where warmly do nounccd. to combine the second and third clo hob of mail at a mil form rate ol fom* cents a pound. The suggestion comes from the Periodical Publisher's Association tho organization of magazlno and Weekly newspaper publishers repro. Homing a|| the prominent periodical* In the country. M Is In effort that the Commission recommend to Congress the creation of a permanent postal tribunal on the lines or the fnler-Htnto Commerce Commission, to deal with problems In postal classification, ns the other Coinlsslon deals with railroad rales. Such a commission, It Ih contended. Would spedlly settle disputes which now cause so much friction between • he Department and the publishers, and at the same time would rid the second class mall 0f the many sheets masquerading as periodicals, while really nothing more than gratuitous ly circulated advertising mediums. The effect of such a clearance would Kreatjy reduce the from sec ond class m;ill handling and would render abortive further agitation for an Increase In tin wrond class rate. The Publisher*’ Association win migaest that such a commission be composed of throe members, one of whom should be familiar with the publishing business. It should have jurisdiction over all matters of pos tal classification with an nppenl only to the I'nlfed States Circuit Court. It should have the right to deny the •me of tho rnnlln f0 violator* and to pn*n on all applications for ndmltodon to second class privilege* With Bitch a ronmilBHlon weeding out offenders against the postal reg j illations, the Asocfatlon believes that • he present rate for second clans mall ahould stand, except possibly In re gard to free sample copies of perlod 1 Icals. The plan ha« been stib mlt ted already to the Post Office author ities and Is likely to have their en dorsement. If the Commission ac cepts |t. It w||| probably he enacted Into law at the next session of Con gress and permanently end the trou bles of the Post Office Department over second class mall rates HTATK S4 0KKS ON STANDARD OIL IN' THK mu UKAKINfl AT FIN l»LA V. 1 Findlay. O.. Oct. U.-Nvldonce wftH broiiaht out by the mate today In tlio trial of tho Standard Oil Co. of Ohio for conspiracy aRalnat trade, showing the owuomhlp of the Mag hatan Oil Co. of Ohio to bo lu the Oeueral Induatrlal Development Co., limited, or London. Knglnnd. Also that tlu* Manhattan which buys and plpoa crude oil, does not compete with tho Standard, but dooa compete with Independent companies. BANKS SPRINGING UP LIKE MUSHROOMS. 1 WuHhlngton. I). C., Oct. 12.—Tho Controllor’H monthly report hIiowh • hat In September thirty-one National ImnkH. with capital of $1,500,000, were chartered, of which eighteen, with a capital Of $450,000, were with tho minimum amount of capi tal. and thirteen, with cnpltnl ’of $1,050,000, with Individual capital i of $ ft0.000 or over. I Rlnco March 14. 1900, 3,110 hhko rlntioiiH with authorized capital of '>178,758,300. have been charteroil. At the close of business on Hoptom ber 29 there were In oxlBtanco 0,1 K9 associations with authorized capital inf 9M441.H64.775; circulation out HtandliiK secured by bonds, $6*27. 768,9*24; circulation secured by do poHlt or lawful money, $40.13-1,18 1, milking the lotnl circulation out i standlttK 1573.903.108. COTTON IS KINO; WEALTH GROWING SOUTH IS SMILING IMI’ltlCHHIVK Kltu IlKS /UIK «IV 10N IN IUOPOKT. Col. Robert J. Lowry, President of the Lowry National IlnnUKrf Atlanta. In a recent address said: "I Klve you a few statistics about ilie southern portion of thin great bind or ours, because I believe that whatever helps one section or the country belps all other sections. Down in Rftuthcrland we were always an agricultural section until about twenty-five years ago, since which Mine wo have gone Into manufnetur Ing and have progressed by leaps and bounds, until today there Is hardly a staton along our railroads where you won't find a factory of one kind or another. The whole country seems alive to the new order of things. The capital Invested In cotton mills Ill I MHO wan $2 1,000,000; lu 1890, $60,000,000,000, And In I 'tor* l» wa« $225,000,000. Colton bale* lined In IMKO. 225.000; In 1890, 040,000; In 1905, 2,183,000. Value* of cotton crop In 1880, $313,606,00; Ini 890. $390,000,000; In 1905, 680,000,000. I’*K Iron mado In 1880. 397.000 tons; In 1890, 2/00,000 Iona; In 1906, 3,300,000 ton*. Coal mined In 1880, 6.000. 000 Ions; In 1890, 21,200,000 lorin; in 1906, 70.000.000 tone. I,um ber pmductn In 1880. $39,000,000; In 1890, $90,700,000; In 1906, •» 2 .>0,000,000. Capital Invented In mnnufactni-nK In 1880, $267,000,000 In 1890, $669,000,000; In 1905, $ | , 500.000. 000 Value of manufactur ed product* In 1880, $467,000,000; In 1890, $9197,589,000;; In 1905, $1,750,000,000. Value of export* In 1880. $201,000,000; In 1890, >306, 000,000; In 1905, $666,480,000. The railroad* mileage In 1880, 20.600; In 1890, 42.900; In 1905, 00,000. I'nrm product*, value |n 1880, S000, 000.000; In 1890, $773,000,000; In I90.», $1,750,000,000 Aanennfvl val ue of property |n 1880, $3,051,175 - «00; fn 1890, $4,610,926,000; In 1905. $0,500,000,000. Muhncrlh* to the Dally leader.