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Bluefield Daily Leader.
BY THK’ THE LEADER PUBLISHINO COMPANY. Incokihjkatkd. "Entered as second-class matter April 8." 1906, at tht post office «t Hluefleld. W a., under act of Congress of March 3. 1879." Uimdkk tuk Manaukmknt OK Tiios. H. Gaknkk Published Kvery Dny in the Year Kxcept Monday. Four Dollars a Year. Two Cents a Copy. Busloess Offices Bland Stieel, Unit Door to Postoffice. It luetic Id Telephone No. 503. Advertising Rates Made Known on Application • Kates Reasonable West Virginia Come to the Hills, The I,ntid of Prosperity and Of West Virginia,2Where Plenty. Hus the Greatest Nature Lavishes Her Natural Resources in the Greatest World. Gifts The Greatest Among all of the St. .e's Varied Resources is the Poca hontas Coal Fields of this Vicinity. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. For Congress, 5tli District, JOS. S. MILLER, of Wayne County. For Circuit Judge, Mercor, Monroe nml McDowell, D. E. FRENCH. For State Senator, 7tli Dis trict, JAIRUS COLLINS, of Mercer County. For Judge Criminal Court, C. R. McNUTT, of Princeton. For House of Delegates, JOHN CULLINEY, of Bluefleld. JOHN B. NEAL, of Itock. For Commissioner County Court, H. M. SHUMATE, of Athens. For Chairman Board of Ed ucation, A. H. LAND, of Bluefleld. For Supt . of Schools, A. C. JOHNSTON, of Bluefleld. For Commissioner Board of Education, W. H. THOMAS, of Bluefleld. For Congress 9th District of Virginia, ROBERT P. BRUCE. Washington society takes note <»f the reported fact that not In many j years have there been so many chang es in tin* foreign diplomatic corps. Since the last season there have been resignations of embassadors from Italy and Mexico, the French and Brasilian embassies are in mour ning and other less Important chan ges have ocurod. All of which Is more of a concern to society than to our rules. A youth once remarked at a Washington dinner: “These diplo mats don’t count for so much now adays; thoy have only to call now and then on the state department; the telegraph cable does the work." Unfortunately there were diplomats at the table, but while the remark was a sad slip It might have been wider from tho truth as far ns actual International transactions go. But of course these diplomats have an Im portant role to fill iii helping to | maintain friendly debit ions by found ing a personal popularity of their own. The railway platform at Heidel berg was crowded with hurrying people of many nationalities, but the American traveler from Connecticut who was trying to rpnch his family felt that one man pushed against him with unnecessary roughness. "Sec here,” he said turning on the offend er. “you stop jostling me that way.” He had hardly expected his word* to '•e/understood, hut the young man drew himself tip haughtily un<l said In cxcelleul KiikIIhIi, tinned by a Hll)|lit Gorman accent: “I am at your service. air. at any time and place. "Well, now, that’* something like It." said the traveler, hooking hi* arm Into the haughty young man'-1, i "You carry this grip of mine, and take me to a good hotel. You’re Ju* t tin* man I’ve l»een looking for and didn’t know how to find.” THUNDERER COM PLIMENTS TAFT "The most winning and tactful of American statesmen’’ Is what the London Times calls Secretary Taft after his skilful adjustment of the Cuban difficulty! The British' and European press was qulto sure that the troubles there could not be paci fied except by the flourishing of the big stick and faking possession of the island in the name or God and the Amcilcn Congress. Thcro were Amor leans similarly short-sighted. Senator Beveridge, for exmple. I»ut this is the thing 'Secretary Taft did not <lo. In throe weeks he won pence without firing a gun. Hut it is well to remember that in this service he wan but the silk glove of Theodore Roosevelt’s strong hand. He could not have taken the course ho did without the president’s approba tion and direction. Nevertheless, the London Times’ compliment is not n misfit. WAR AGAINST BILLBOARDS AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION WILL TRY TO HAVE THEM TAXED TO DEATH “Tax the billboard out of exis tence,” will be the battle cry of the American civic association for tho next year ns a result of plans decided on at. its annual convention, which opened at Milwaukee, Wis., Wednes day. Aggressiveness against bill boards characterized all the address es. Secretary Rogers Woodruff of Philadelphia road a paper at the af ternoon session on the “National im pulse of civic improvement.” He said that when President Roosevelt on June 29, 1900, signed the ct for the preservation of Niagara falls, ho signed the Magna Charfa of tho civic improvement movement. Mr. --•— ~y Woodruff said that the next great .•ork which the American people riu»t wage was that against the de oerntl^i of landscape*. He urged thnt blllfcoualR should bo taxed out of exlsta^^r Reports of the various departments consumed the day. Ad dresses on Wisconsin topics occupied the evening session. m3 THE VOTERS IN SEVENTH SENA TORIAL DISTRICT Gentlemen: I was unanimously nomi nated by the Democratic Dis trict Convention at Hinton on September 29th for office of State Seimtor for this dis trict and desire to announce my candidacy, and solicit your good wishes and votes on election day. The convention, recog nizing my wishes, re strained from instructions, thereby leaving me untram melled to act, it' elected, as my conscience approves for the best interests of the peo ple of the district irrespect ive of party. I appreciate this expression of confi dence, and promise that same was not misplaced. I believe the cardinal prin ciples of Democracy, Home rule, sound money, and tax ation only for public pur poses, as founded by Jeffer son, best for the people, and will advocate requisite state laws governing its indus tries, without appeals to the general government, and will also advocate that the levy of county taxes, he they much or little, he left to the counties and such taxes, in eluding licenses, he used solely for county purposes. I hope to make a canvass of each voting precinct in the district and discuss is sues with the people. In the event that I am not aide to carry out the program, I will appreoicte suggestions from any citizen. Very Truly Yours, JAIRTTS COTd JNB.' Bramwell, W. Va. Oct. 8th, 190h\ HowPennies Count ACCIDENT INSURANCE: FOL K Cents a day, about what you would spend for a newspaper, will purchase for you, if a preferred risk, an accident policy paying $3000 for accidental death or loss of both eyes ami limbs,and proportion ate am.units for loss of one eye or limb; $15 a week for totol disability; and double the above amounts for injur ies received in certain specified accidents. ^ LIFE INSURANCE: Lh.SS I hail live cents a day will purchase a life insur ance policy at age 27 for $1,000 I* if teen and one-lialf cents a day will purchase a life insurance policy at age 35 f, r $2,500. Who say insurance cost a good deal? Moral: Insure in the Travelers of Hartford. CLAUDE W. MOSS, F-strict Agent. ELKS BUILDING BLU K r’lELD, W. VA. IWWSWtiWMSWSVWWWSMS “nnfUHUAJLILL—. 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