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Bluefield Daily Leader.
IIY I'll K THE LEADER PUBLISHING COMPANY. C Nl'OHPl »KATKI). “Kntered m» second-class matt* • April a," 1906. at the post office *t Bluetield. W ■» under art of C<) ugrehn of March S. 1K79 .** Undkk tiik Manaobmknt ok Thos. B. (faknkk Published Every I >ay in the Year Except Monday. Fdtir Dollars a Year Two Cents a Copy. Busioiiss Office: rtlaad Strset. N»xt Door to Postoffice. Minefield Telephone No. 5(K1. Advertising Rates Made Known on \pplicatinn Rate* Reasonable West Virginia The hand of Prosperity and Plenty. Has the < ire.»test Natural Resource** in th“ World Pome to the Hills, <>! West Virginia,j)Where Nature Lavishes Her Greatest Sifts I he Greatest Among all of the St; ;‘h Varied Resources is the Poca* hontast'oal Field* jf this V’iciuity. The PittHburg Gazette-Times an nounces the* dilution of the f ivel problem. Without pausing to rend what our contemporary has to say, it is a reasonable gucB-i that the plan Is to shovel the atmosphere Into the basement and have it handy when the furnace needs it The president’s’ message ran so closely on Bryan that the “Bryan* Roosevelt merger” quite captivates such a critic as the New York World. It thinks the merger almost com plete. If any one will study the mes sage In comparison with Bryan’s Madison square speech there will appear a parallelism astonishing t< behold, when it is considered that the two men are in opposing parties. Perhaps no man of large meant In the United States, certainly n< member of the senate, looks after so much of the detail of his work as docs Senator Clark of M.'.r.i • a pc does the work which most other men who have accumulated great busi ness and political responsibilities bin clerks, secretaries and stenographers to do. When he is in Washington he usually goes to his committee room by !> o'clock every morning and insists upon opening with bl own hands the huge mass of letter.' that litter his desk. Unlike most other senators, he dictates replies to every communication which In' thinks deserves notice and will not permit any of his empires to do this. ||<> clooH not even penult the uso of u rubber stamp in hIkiiIiik hi't m ine. In I is houajaoM nfli'lru tho Montana Croesus is just as watchful and enerKetic as in his btisinoKH and political matters. Tlx* accidental meeting In Kansas • lly a few days ago of two ex-gov* • unors seems to illustrate the oft •epeuted statement that “the repub i( Is opportunity.” Fifty years ago wo street waifs of New York did lot seem to have a fair start In the vorld. John Hrady was. as he says, a little Mick,” with no home but he streets, and • Andy” Rurke had he same home. They were friends ><*tit !lH homeless hoys to an Instl utlon on ‘'th<» island,” they heurd an tflidal read a letter from anothei vaif who had been sent to Indiana, rite letter told of the wonders of .‘arm life and impressed them so leeplv that they clambered aboard train for the west. Burke reached \'orth Dakota, where in the course of years he was elected governor. Bra dy went to Alaska, where after ‘striking it” he was appointed gov ernor. There are n ore than 1^0 India •uhber manufacturers In the United states, employing more than lf»,000 I operatives. i The Daily Leader is the best nd ^ vertisinj? medium in this section. p •nea In 1796 William Take, a Quaker opened the first national asylum for the Insane In Yr *k. Knuland. A few years earlier a French nan named Plnel had made a similar effort to restore the ineatally deftelent to the rank of human below*. PlnelV plan was that of non-rostralnt, a Ryateni then unheard of and, of course, to ridiculed a» a prnporterous her esy. It Is now heltiK followed every where. A WATTERSON CRITICISM. The Courier-Journal has alwayH h Id Theodore Roosevelt to be a at u an and a politician of the very hrst order of originality, saga city and courngo. Of his personal cleanliness It entertains no doubt. But In a democracy Just such men become more dangerous when they let their ambition overleap their scruples. We do not fear the mil lions of Hearst. We do fear the genius of Roosevelt. Nobody can dissipate this fear but Theodore Roosevelt himself, and not until the proper tlmo arrives. That will be when the national republican committee meets In Washington to prepare for the ensuing national re publican convention. If the presi dent, reminded by the ominous and fatal sllonce of Grover Cleveland on a similar occasion, will call this for mative body before him and will say to them, "Ho who proposes to keep me here an hour after the 4th of March, *909, Is my enemy and the enemy of his country,” or words to this effect, our Judgment Is that he may not only name his successor, ns Jackson did, but have'a life-seat In Senate, there to do inestimable pub lic service, going to Valhella clois ters at last a good third with Wash ington and Lincoln. The nltcrnntivo picture, even In the event that he were elected to succeed himself, would bo but a kind of pinchbeck Caesar keeping com pany with Bolivar and Diaz. Queen Olga of Greece Ih an admi ral In the Russian navy. Though the czar has not yet Invested her with the command of a squadron, this does not Imply that Queen Olga is not capable of tilling such a position. Sho hns passed a brilliant examina tion as fleet captain and displays great competency In naval questions. vm PITHY PARAGRAPHS IN PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. •'A just war la In the long run far better for a nation’a soul than the mo»t prosperous peace obtained by aepuiacence in wrong or injustice. "Not only must we treat all na tions fairly but we roust treat with justice and good will all immigrants wi»o com*) here under the law. "I ask fair treatment for the Jap anese as I would ask fair treatment for Germans, or Kngllsh, or French men, or Russians or Italians. I ask It as due to humanity and civilisa tion. It is unfortunate thnt our pres ent laws should forbid all combines Instead of sharply discrimination between combinations which do good and thos« which do evlL “When home ties are loosened, when men and women cease to re gard a worthy family life oa the best life worth living thon evil days for the commonwealth are at hand. “In this age of great corporate and labor combinations neither em ployers nor employes should be loft completely at the mercy of the stronger party to a dispute regard less of the righteousness of their claims. “The best way to avert the very undesirable move for the govern ment ownership of railways is to se cure by the government such ade quate control and regulation of the common carriers as will do away with the evils that give rise to the agitation. “Corrupton is never s0 rife as In communities where the demagogue and agitator have full sway. “The most dangerous blow that can be given popular government is to elect an. unworthy and sinister agitator on a platform of violence and hypocrisy. “Every Christian patriot In Amer needs lift up his volco in loud and earnest protest aganst the mob spir it that is threatening the Integrity of thiB republic. “There must be hesitancy In deal ing with disorder but there must likewise bo no such abuse of the In junctive Jower is ns abuse of the in bidding laboring men to strive for their betterment In peaceful ways." .Senators Burrows says th»t Sena tor Smoot ought to go. Granted. But how about Platt and Depew? wnvwOTgnnHHHWBM PROMPT SETTLEMENTS. Biuefleld. W. Va.. Not. 1, 1906. Mr. C. W. Mow, jjtstrlct Agent, The Travelers Insuanse Co. Biuefleld, W. Va. — Dear 8lr:—Please accept my thanks for check No. 12191. of the Travelers Insurance Company for f 1,000. which I have Just receive in payment of claim under Accident policy No. 2004. written through your agency on the life of my late husband, Oeorge G. Belcher. Mr. Belcher *was accidentally killed on the evening of October 23rd. and I am very grateful indeed, both to you and your Company, for such prompt adjustment of my claims under said policy. My claim has been settled Inside of one weeks* time, and the treatment received by me. both from you and the Travelers Insurance Company, is all that any one could desire. I thank you most sincerely for your very prompt hand ling of my interest, and I shall always find pleasure In speaking a good word for the Travelers Insurance Company. Respectfully Yours, «. 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