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VOL. 1. NO. 171. BLUEF1ELD, WEST VIRGIN I A. FRIDAY , MORXKCO, OCT. 26,1906. —=*•!■ -I J'"!l_ PRICE TWO CENTS. Rifles of Cubans Thrown in _ a —p—————■ ■ ——— ARM* nwn BT THE IXM'RflKKTS PIT WHKRN THKY CAN BO XO HARM BY OR1MCR OP MKCRKTARY TAFT. Havanna. Oc . 1j.— The statement made by Secre ary of War Taft ou the ere of hts departure from Cuba that he wouid put all the arms sur render-v-l b> the Insurgents where *’ i'j *'ould do no further harm, was verified vesterday when a company of the Cuban artillery spent the after noon throwing these weapons Into the sea from the outer bastion of Morro castle. Thousands of rifles and car bines were sunk In thirty fathoms of water. Some unrest contluues to prevail in the provinces of Puerto Princepe and Santa Clara, where small armed bands are roving and committing ml nor depredations. The residents of Holquln requested protection of troops against a considerable body of ex-rebels, who are reported not to have disbanded and a battalion cf the Eleventh Infantry reaches Hol guin yesterday afternoon. The mayor of the town of Agua cate. In the province of Havana, who waa ousted from ofllre. was restored to hts position Tuesday and organised an armed escort of twenty-live men, alleging that he feared an attack by the Moderates. Oovernor Magoon last1 night ordered Oovernor N inex to pro- \ <-eed to Aguacate and compel the ma yor to surrender the arms of his es cort and bring the weapons iu Ha vana RACE SUICIDE v HER THEME CLUB WOMAN TAKKH IfMl'K PKKMIHKNT KOOHEVEI/TH VIKWH ON THE SUBJECT. Arkon. O., Oct. 26.—Without men tioning President Roosevelt. Mrs. Samuel B. Sneath of Tiffin, took is sue with his race suicide theory iu her address on "Women’s Work In Child Saving," before the northeast ern district conference of the Ohio Federation of Women’s clubs today. She declared that It Is better for one child to be born and carefully rear ed. that that a dozen be brought up In careless manner. She maintained that club work does not spoil the aptitude of mothers for household duties notwithstanding contrary state meats. THE ALTAR FIRE. The altar Are of autumn leave* I* burning on a thousand hills; And hazy Incense, perfume-like, The grand cathedral arche* fill*. Now all is hushed In solemn state. Subdued the song of nature's choir An Rummer comes with golden gift* And lay* them on the altar Are. ALICE M. CROWELL. The coming change* in President RooseveltCabinet ha* been annottn ed officially. Upon the retirement of Shaw and Moody from the Cnbinet Oeorge B. Cortelyon will become Sec. retary of the Treasury; Oeorge Von L. Meyer*. Postmaster General; Charle* .1. Bonaparte. Attorney Gen eral; Victor H. Metcalfe, Secretary of the Navy and Oscar S. Strati*. Sec retary of Commerce and Labor. “Choice beef is scarce. With corn skylarking around the half-dollar mark feeder* have had no Induce ment to make cattle good.” say* the Live Stock World. "They have been content with merely warming them up and then Rhlpplng. There never was such a dearth of choice beef in the United State* a* exist* today." And this after years of time and mil lion* of money spent to make this a land of choice beef cattle. GRAFT IN INSANE ASYLUM. MONEY TO RRLIKVK (THAX PA TIKNTH DlftAPPKAKKD BE FORK IT RKACHKII THEM Gov. Mamou of Cuba, as a result of the deplorable condition o' things which he discovered at the nnt'onal asylum for the insane at Havana, has ordered the immediate repair of •he old and the erection of new buildings. The governor found that while hundreds of patients were sleeping on the floor, the manage ment Raved 95000 from the food ac count, which Mr. Magoon has order ed applied to the immediate purchase of bedding and clothing. Though the Cuban Congress appropriated money for the improvement of the condition of the Inmates of the asy lum. for somo unknown reason the money was not expended. The gov ernor has ordered an Investigation of this feature of the affair. TIMBER MELTING AWAY. The national hardwood lumber as sociation. recently In session In Mem phis, Tenn.. accepted the committee report that, from the best estimate possible to be had, "there now stood In the United Staten approximately 1.475,000,000,000 feet of lumber, but that 45.000.000.000 feet were being cut every year. At tills rate the forests would last nearly 33 year^ at which time the production of com mercial lumber must cease altogeth er. But there are several other con-1 ingencics which must be considered in such calculations. The annual fires In forests destroy an Incredible quantity of standing timber, Includ ing all the younger growths which have started and the seed as well, and seed trees from which future forests must be produced. Includ ing the consumption of wood for pulp and paper, lumber cut for ex port and for domestic use, telegraph poles, crossties, piling and fuel, of which much Is still used in many lo calities, the timber used In mining operations and that destroyed by forest fires, there are 75,000.000,000 feet of lumber consumed each year, with an increased quantity yearly. It is evident, therefore that there Is not enough timber standing to con tinue commercially for more than 20 years In all the United States, in cluding the Pacific coast forests.— Chicago Chronicle. . Afghanistan's amir was married, while he was still little more than a hoy. to seven wives, each the daugh ter of a powerful chief. He now ha? four wives, the eldest of whom is a shrew, whose fierce outbreaks his highness Is said to hear with almost Christian fortitude. She has killed with he rown hands three of hei slaves whom she caught flirting with her august lord, and she disfigures those whose physical attract! >m* might appeal to him. In appearance the amir is a broad, rather clumsllv built man, with a tendency to stout ness. One of the gravest perils which flre-flghtera are constantly facing Is the fierce heat. After successful tri als. a newly Invented ‘heat veil” has been Introduced Into practice at Cologne. CJer., where 200 men have been supplied with the appliance. The veil Is made after the principle of a safety lamp, with double win dows. It Is composed of fibers of cane which possess the peculiar property of retaining wafer for a considerable length of time. The veil Is made damp before being fastened to the fireman's ordinary brass helmet. 1* OANDRR OF HHIPWRKCK The floating vote this year will be waterlogged for want of a little circu lating currency to give to buoyance BE YON OH A LttXKHOMK MAN HR WOtTlif* BK IV HIM MONRV WKKK BOV COTTRI>. The second day’s tour of William J. Bryan through Indiana closed at Indianapolis with a mass-meeting at the baseball park. Yesterday’s trip was through central Indiana, the Bry an party occupying a special electric car. In his speech at Huntington Mr. Bryan said until recently the churches had been willing to accept money without asking questions about It, but one of the denomina tions had stirred up a controversy as to whether It should accept money from Mr. Rockefeller. Said he: “I believe If the churches and charitable societies would stand up and say to Mr. Rockefeller: ’Keep your money; you stole It from the public; we will not accept It,' they would come near to making him feel how lone some a man can be In thlH world who has nothing but money and no conscience back of It.” AIMS OF THE “PEOPLE'S LOBBY." The governing committee of the newly organised (lobby at Wash Ington yesterday adopted two sections of Its constitution outlining the scope of Its work us follows: (“The col lection aud dissemination of infor mation regarding pending national legislation and the attention of mem bers of Congress thereon. The keep ing of an accurate record of the of ficial acta and votes of members of Congress. together Ultimtfcer Infor mation pertinent to their official rec ords, and from time to time the making public of these records and securing them the widest possible publicity.” A temporary committee on ways and means was appointed, and will report to the neat meeting to to held In about a month. HE RIPPED OUT A ROLL OF BILLS Tom said he had been here two yearn; had saved hln money, and the bank had paid him three per rent In tereat on It. “Now, by heck," Raid he, "I’ve got five hundred good cold plunkn where I can get 'em.” “That’B all right," Raid Bill, "I've been here two yearn, and naved my money, too. But I put mine In a Went Bluefleld lot. It wan lenn than you put in the bank. I sold It today, and I've got one thounand good cold plunkn, and here they are." Bill ripped out a roll of bills, and Toni ripped out an oath. See fll tie fluid and Graham Im-4 provement Co., ad last page, and write their agent before Nov. 15th. N. ft W. DIRECTORS DECLARE DIVIDEND IXC'RKAHK PLACKM THK STOCK NOW ON A FIVR PKB CENT. BASIS. Philadelphia. October 24 - The di rectors of the Norfolk and Western Railroad today declared * ien l-an naul dividend of 2 1-2 per c^nt. on the common stock of the company, payable December 21. This Is an In crease of 1-2 of 1 per cent, and places the stock on a five per cent, basis. In a letter received at Washington William Jennings Bryan says he Is encouraged about the next House and that the Indications are that the Democrats will capture control of It. He declares the best way to support the President Is to elect Democrats as the "record shown that the Dem ocrats have stood by him better In the Henate and In the House than the Republicans have." He states, though, that "the President does not go far enough nor fast enough In the direction of reform " A LADY OF BLUE FIELD RECEIVES HANDSOME GIFT. MRS. BRRNARD McCLAt UHKKTY THR MUITI JUTK LADY. - A telegram was received in thin city last evening iUUdr that Mr*. Bernard McCtanghert'y. or this city, had been left $20,000 by Kdward Wll aoa Jame*. of Norfolk. V*. Of courae thla was an unexpected but happy surprise to Mr*. McClaugherty. who was not anticipating anything of the kind. Mr. Jamee was an old friend of Mrs. McClaugherty and her fam ily. and In thua remembering her, with others. In hla will shows the highest regard of bin appreciation of this estimable lady. My. James was an old bachelor of considerable wealth and adopted this method of disposing of his accumulations to hla friends. We extend our congratu lations to Mrs. McClaugherty with sincere wishes that she map live long to enjoy the gift of her old friend. Norfolk, Vo., October 2G.—Th« will of RMward Janice, n prominent clubman, who was found dma in his study, an Sunday last, itrter having been missing for twelve days, was pro bated today. The estate is estimated at ^2R0,000. Miss Mary Archer Hooper, of Farmvllle, Vn., Ih be queathed $20,000. Roswell Pago, 8. 8. P. Patterson, and Mr. an.l Mrs. K. V. Valentine, all of Richmond. Va., are left $1,000 ascii. Other be queat amount ot about $10,000. The will provides that the remainder of the estate shall go to the University of Virginia, with the provision that for fifteen years to come, the Unlver sl^ shall turn over one half of the incomo to the Confederate Soldiers’ home. Richmond, Va. After that the entire residue reverts to the Uni versity. IjATKR. MIbh Mary Arelter Hoof^rr. ot Farm, vllle, Va., waa^tbe maUlon name of Mrs. Bernard McCluiigherty, now of this city, the wfle of Attorney Mc Claugherty. one of our most distin guished young men of the legal pro fession. VOX HUMANA. New headline type la brought to hint By printers strong and rough, He measurea It—alx Inches wide— He cries; “not »IO enough They rend the ncathlng articles. He culls them “quiet things/' And, with hla trusty megaphone, He to hla writers sings: “It's noiae, noise, nolae. That wlna eleetlona boys, A headline Lie Light Inchon high All amall Trutha destroy. I^*t others flght with argu ment!, And antiquated toys; The thing for Hearst Is Just n burst of noise, Noise, NOIRE'!" Around him mighty presses groan, With life the office hums. A. Brisbane thinks tip sentences Hy pounding kittle-drams. "I’ll win It!" Hearst, delighted, cries, His hat aloft he flings. Then,(through hla trusty megnphone As usual), he sings: It’s noise, noise noise, That wins elections, hoys, The time Is ripe To use the type Of most avoirdupois. Hysterles and artillery Are Brls—I mean My—Joya. Ho down the nows Concerning Hughes In noise, NOIRE, NOIRE!!!” “Flngy" Connors, nominal chair man of the New York democratic! committee, but actually a figurehead holding down a chair at the Hotel Victoria, In a confidential moment unbosomed himself of an epigram to a friend from Elmira. “This ain't no campaign." he said. “It'a a Punch and Judy show, and I'm Judy." I The Pope Is Thoroughly Exhausted * THE TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND CLUB. or course In Bluefleld. as In all other cities, there are a few Jaek aaaea. Now. .an asa. the kind we have In mind. Is the fellow that wants you to go ahead and build up an ac tive prosperous city and thus make dollars for him. while he stands by, with a death grip on hts pockotbook and tells people you are only trying to advertise yourself. This long-eared one will himself never spend a cent or work an hour; but you can always hear hint bray. You BlueQeld men know him. Lot him go on working his lungs and heels, while we all pull, work and scheme together for “26,000 by 1»08." LOOK HRKK, wo are not dream ing about this thing. Wo want DIO things for Minefield. Do you? Borne of the “Jackasses" are afraid for the city to grow any Inrger -they might got run over; but we KNOW there are five hundred men In Bluefleld who working TOGRTHRR can bring ten thousand people and five mil lion dollars of capital to Bluefleld and vicinity hy 1908, if they will set about doing It. "The JnekiiHRcH" will hoot (bray) «t thin; but you Junt start operation^ gentlemen, and He what umatlng things you cnn ac complish. START,—flint's It. Wo have to bogln before anything Is done you know,—and there will bo ho niurh nolno and biiHtle that the "JackuBHeH" can't be heard, and will go back to the Hugo hniHh where they belong. TEA OEOWlitO ' IN AMERICA Ten i iilture in tlilH country, haa now paHH'-i Its experimental Hinge, having been considerably developed by private cnterprlHOH In co-opera tlon with th<* depart ment of agricul ture. a BerlotiB and Btistalned en denvoi- to grow tea ban been made at Summerville. 8. C„ by Dr. rharleH U. Shepherd, n government expert. The I'nited State* government Ih hIho planting tea in Texas, and certain Individuals In the t’arollnuH are en tering successfully on ten cultivation. with government co-operation What haa been demonstrated is that from the Roll of tho Routhcrn states can l»<» produced an excellent grade of tea with a characterlatlc quality In the flavor. In the warmer pnrts of the Orient high altitude adds delicacy to tea, and It la claimed, from the uaccrtalned reaulta of tea-raising In America, that the effect aeen In tho tropica dun to altitude mny to a de gree he paralleled by a temperate climate In higher dngreca of latitude. Some preliminary teata on the Tcxhh product aeen, to Indicate that In the more Mouthern alt nation a tea of stronger taste la likely 10 result. On the commercial aide the tea problem la somewhat more doubtful, since last year, out of some (10,000 tona of tea consumed In this country, lea* than six were American grown; but It la thought that even without tho artificial aid of a protective tariff the Infant tea Industry In the United States la In » condition of exception al promise. POPE IS IMPROVING .1 I CONDITION HO MI CH IIKTTKK HR WILL KWHIVK THR KN(;i,isn PIMIHIMAOR TOMORROW Home, October 20.——Or. Lapponi, notwithstanding tho unsatisfactory condition of his own health. Insisted on visiting the Pope this morning He found that the pontiff had Im proved. the pains In his knee lied decreased and his temperature, which yesterday wa* above normal, had diminished. In view of the Improve ment, the pope decided to receive the Rngllsh pilgrimage. HEAR8T AHEAD ON TEST VOTE. XKW YORK tVORl.lPH 4,'ANYAMM IN TNN CITY KAVOItN IkK.Mtk i'HATIi' CANDIHATK. .New York. Oct 15. —In an HTtort to learn the Keneral sentiment In the campaign for governor the World has begun to can van* for votera tu the city. Today and Monday a secret poll w«» taken of business, manu facturing and financial districts, Factories, wholesale buslneas houses, skyhccapers and flnnnclal exchanges were visited. The result was as fol lows: Mnhattan and the Bronx—Total vote canvaRsod 2.784; for llcarst 1.580; for Hughes 1.324. Hearst's plurality 236. Brooklyn—Total vote canvassed 3,413; for Hear*! 1.947: for Hughes 1,486. Henrst'M plurality 418. Total test vo,.’ in the three bor oughs 8,287. For Hearst 3.507; for Hughes 2,780. Hearst's plurality 717. W. R. Unarm. apnklng tonight at throo lively RiihI Hide meet Inga pledged hlmanir not to r*«nt until ho had oiiRtod from offlco "the little, anoak thief who occuplea tho may or’H chair.” lie wan nominated for prealdent by acclamation In one meet ing and bulb'd at all aa “our next governor.” Tho three audlencoa tried to cheer hh long and hh loudly aa tho Madlaon Square garden crowd of tho nighl. before. Mr. ilearat repeated hit former rc mnrkH about IiIh contemn against thu treat a and anld that ho made tho miiyoralUy election Context "not mere ly that I might be uloctod mayor of New York city, but that you might have your vetoa counted na American cltlxena.” "And I repeat my pledge,” be ad dtHl. “that I will never ceaan fighting ' hoae election rnaca and protecting the poople’a ballota until those bal lon are honoatly counted, and until the wretched little anenk thief that now occuploa tho nmyor’a ahalr la driven out of the city hall.” Col. Mnrtlnltte, Into of the Italian army, who took part In tho Vosge campaign during the Franco-German war and captured the color* of the Blxty-flrat PriiHidan Infantry regiment died the other day In the hir<*et h of Home of starvation. Yearn ago, when the huay Ne braskan's work piled up to such an extent that In* had to hire an extra stenographer. Mm. Bryan Immediate ly net to work to learn how to ma nipulate the typewriter keys. ho that Hhe might he wlih her husband In hlx working hour« and Rive him the benefit of her knowledge of IiIh work. Hhe had n typewriting ma chine with her and wrole all hlH articles on fhelr trip abroad, and on the train it wmh a common night to see her fingers pounding away at the key*. POINTED PARAGRAPHS Cornet players Boon get wind of a new tune. Kven left-handed women stick up for their rights. rwo-thlrds of the ao-callel society “400" are ciphers. Kat drink and be merry today; to morrow yoti may be married. When a friend in need drops In the average man gets cold feet. Some people seem to think than loud talk makes a sound argument Ah a rule ft Isn’t the best-looking woman who fries to look her best. And. of course, everything goes dead wrong with the successful un dertaker. If you have a cross to bear, hear It like a man and don’t^>lace It on exhibition.- Chicago News The Dally Leader Is progressing •very day In the way of new business AFTBB ESOEIYINO bnchjsh puma Horn*, Oct. S 5. —Thoroughly ex hausted an « result of holding sever al lutervlews today, Pops Ptus waa forced to take his bed. The pontiff had to be practically carried to klo room. The collapse came directly after he had received a ou taker of Kncllsh pilgrims against the advice of his phyalclana. who. however, do* dared the Pope’s Indisposition they believe only temporary. NEOBO CONFESSES; LYNCHED BY MOB New Orleans, Oct. SG.—Tom Crocs p ton. u negro, was lynohed nsar Cen terville. Miss., today. It Is alleged he confessed to the murder of Wly Whlt nker a farmer. Whitaker waa murdered yesterday and ell lest night a posse of men sus pecting foul play, searched for him. With the posse was the negro Cromp ton. Today ho begged leave from the Hoarcher* to go home, but after he had gone the poeae followed him And* Ing. It la alleged, that latead of go* Ing home, he had gone to the a pot where Whltaker'e body lay and cut ting off the head, arma and lega with an ax. had dropped them Into a alnk hole near hla cabin. OROKER DEFENDS TAMMANY HALL HAYH ORGANIZATION OAYH NgTW YORK MARY Or H ICR IMPROVBMHim Doublln. Oct. ad. -In the couree of an intevlew pehllahed thla evening In the Telegraph, Richard Croker, referring tD Tammany Hall, nnd Ita alleged bad reputation, Mid: *‘lt Ih a ra«e of giving a dog a bad name. If anyone collected with the organisation, however Insignificant IiIh position, doen anything dishonor able, Tammuny la blamed. “The reformers never did anything for New York. Tho greut bridges, the elevated railroad, the public build* Inga and everything are the work of I nmniuny. If thcro was corruption why did not the dlatrlct attorney prosecute Homebody? Tammany Hall Iihh succeeded entirely on Ita merit*. It Ih the moat democratic Inwtltutlon In the world. If anything lfl wrong "ith It then something Ih wrong with the people themaelvee. It atandH not only for the poor man, but alao for the foreigner newly landed on Amer ican HhoreH. “It believes, as against tho Repub. Mean party, that the foreigner should receive the benefits of the American constitution as soon us possible. It stands all around for equal right*/' THE REPUBLICANS ARE SCARED. A Republican must be very bi goted to deride the able and at times brilliant campaign that Mr. Hearst Is epiHonally making. His appear ance at the Madison flqure Harden the other night was a great ovation. His speech was powerful from Mr. Hearst'a standpoint. The Republi can leaders are not treating bis ef forts lightly. They know that party lines are down, so that, a stampede from the Democratic party Is no easier than one from the Republics!. REFLECIONS OF A BACHELOR Morality dona a heap of parading In public. A man would have better luck at gambling If he didn't do It. When you kiss a girl against her will it’s really against her mother's A man gets a lot more excited 0r«r being called a liar than being one. Rome men are so lasy they won’t even work hard to get a rich wife_ New York Preaa.