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Two Thousand Papers Issued Today. DAILY LEADER f _Gateway to Pocahontas Goal Melds. ->l:. I' Nl> ">•_ Hl.UKFIELDWEST VIROTNIA. STODAY MORNTNO, DEC L»:l, 1'KHx_PMOE TWO OH*lf Railroad Will Cross State. ■■■■■■ FROM l/OWKIl KNI) THROl'CiH TO INTTHHMtG. ('ONNHCTINd LINK ItKIMG Hl ItVKYKI) AT KI.KINS A telegram from Pittsburg con tains the following Information: ‘"That the Deepwater and Tide water Railroad Company will connect with the proposed West Virginia Con necting Railroad at Beltn((ton, W. Va thus bringing the Tidewater line within a comparatively short distance from this city. Is indented by the Part that the engineers are now at work on the connecting link at Klklns. W. Va. The main line of the Deepwater and Tidewater passes south of Kl klns and surveys are now being made to that city from the main lino. This link win he extended to Rellngton. where connection will he made with the West Virginia connecting lino. aH forecasted sonto time ago "It was reported In railroad circles yesterday that i/ rsons bark of the Deepwater and Tidewater had made a proposition to the West Virginia Connecting Railroad Company to take over the holdings of this company D. F Maroney. president of tho West Virginia Connecting, declined to dis cuss t o matter further than to say the lino would be built by the origi nal company President Maroney ad mit toil that there Is a possibility of the line being sold. ah published Romo months ago, the West Virginia Connecting line will extend from Bellngton to Rogers Vllle, near Waynesboro It developed recently that the line will not end there and that engineers nro now con sidering plans ft»r an extension to the Ohio river. By this route the Deep water and Tidewater would not only K^n nn ontranco to the Pittsburg die trlct, but would have a lino from the seaboard through rich mining coun try and connecting some of the more Important tonnage centers with the lake ports. "All field work of the West Vir ginia Connecting lino has been com pleted Work Is to be started early *iext spring and bids will probably be asked in a short time. President Maroney said receutly ho was not In a position to discuss plans regarding the future o|t tho line. It was re ported some time ag„ that the Tide water people were planning a connec tion with the Uelllngton-Rogersvllle line, but no official action was taken until recently It was said that all surveys for the connecting link through Elkins would bo completed within the next month. The Tide water will also have connections! with the Coal and Coke railroad and the Wnbash at Elkins. FINE MONUMENT TO JEFFERSON. I’hKIKiES FOR $100,000, CARVK blK II FA 1)1 N't; I.IHT WITH $23,000. * - « Now York. Dec. 22.—Pledges for $100,000, twice tho amount estimat ed tG be necessary, have been given for a monument to Joseph Jefferson, to be erected In Central Park. Por mlHHlon for placing the monument has been given by the Park Commission er James W. Morrlsey, a theatri cal manager, is in charge of tho plan. Andrew Carnegie leads tho list with a pledge of $25,000 Tho mon ument Is to he erected' by August Iluy the hoy and girl an Ingersoll Watch. Warranted for one year. Stem winding. $1.00 PEDTOO’fl OH JELLY CAKE. Silk Klmonas. Furs. Silk Shawls, rmbrellaR. Canes, Combs at PEDI 00*R. LET THE WORLD DISARM. — 1*X\ITEI» STATES MAY PROPOSE THIS AT HAKUB OON FKRKNCE. Washington. Dec. 22.—The United States at tho forthcoming peace con ference at The Hague, may suggeat tho disarmament of nations and urge the enforcement oil the Draco doc trine. It lg learned at the State De partment that this county hag re served the right to bring theee two matter* to tho attention of The Hague Conference. While he United States Govern ment has no Ide* that The Haifue Conference will agree to any proposi tion for International disarmament. American diplomatist* look forward to the millennium In diplomacy when It wll| be unneceaaary for the na tion* to expend vast gums for armlet and navies. The statement mado by Senator Eugene Hale, of Maine, on the floor of tho Senate that the United States Government spent yearly two thirds of its Income flnr military and naval gup^ort and for pension* grow ing out of service In wars has brought officials to a clearer realisation of the immense expenditure by thin country each year In the support of .Its army and navy. - - fir MAKTNtt THE BEST OF IT. Mnkln* the best of tho world, old boy, Though tho storm-flags are unfurl* ed; Ever along. With your heart In the song— Mnkln’ the best o’ the world! I Somewhere the dreams will all come true And the Joy in a dream impearted; Ever along. With your soul In the song— Makln’ tho best o’ the world! NOVEL STRIKE BILL POSTPONED. Rudolph Lenileux Introduced ft bill in Parliament at Otawa, Ont., Mon day to prevent strikes In all public utilities, such a» street railways, coal mines, steamship lines and steam railroads. The bill empowers the Minister of labor to order an Investlga Mon when disputes arise between capital and labor, and pending this investigation work must proceed. The strike or lockout must terminate af ter the award has been made, and it will be left to public opinion to have it enforced THE ENGINE TURNED OVER-MAN WAS BADLY SCALDED. Nows reached here several days ago of a serious accident near Rich lands. on the works of the H. Fu gate I,umber Co. One ofl tho small engines used for moving logs and lumber turned over, down a bank, and the Superintendent, Mr. William Moyd, was badly Scalded. Tho flesh, from bis knees down, was entirely burned ofT ills life* was despaired of for Home days, but latest reports are that he will recover. Me Is at Dr. Williams’ hospital at Rlchlands.— Clinch Valley News The fir© In tho Moador-T,and build ing last night did no damage to the Rluefleld Pharmacy, which was In the building. Mr Oodykoontx, the gent manly proprietor, Is still at the same old stand doing his usual excellent business In the drug and prescription line. ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ 44 ♦♦ 44 44 44 «4 44 44 44 4-4 44 44 4-4 44 44 % B§6 WISHING EVERY ONE • ggg A Pleasant, Merry Christmas, we are, Cordially Yours, THE BLUEFIELD DRY GOODS OND NOTION CO. Scott, Raleigh & Stuart Streets, BLUEFIELD, W VA. ' ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ 44 44 44 44 44 44 *4 44 44 44 44 44 SAD HOME COMING: FOUND ALL DEAD. HUSBAND AND FATHER HAD BROUGHT PRESENTS FOR WIFE AND CHILDREN, BUT FOUND THEM IN COLD KM HR A ('H OF DEATH. Paterson, N. J„ Dec 2S—Mrs Alice McWIthey and two little daughters. Helen, seven years, end Elisabeth, five years, were burned to d«Uh In a fire which destroyed their home this morning The father, Louis McWlthoy. works In New York at night He returned home this morn ing with Christmas presents tor the little ones to find the entire family dead and the house burned to the ground. The fire started In a room where kho mother and children slept. Mrs. McWIthey awoke and tried to drag the children through the window. The flames drove her back Escape In other directions was cnt off and they were burned to death. MoWIthey Is almost erased. POPULATION PRESSURE. The trend of imputation, tho flow or It In certain direction! and Its thinning out In others, Is the most variable snd apparently unaccounta ble factor in reul estate investment. In some cities this factor make* real estate almost a gamble. It la clear that to buy cheap right In the track ahead of a big future growth means always a big profit; but to buy In some quarter and then aee the big expansion going In the opposite di rection Is disconcerting—it’s h_* UlfT. how Is It here In Bluefleld? Why. bios* your soul, the things as clear as sunshine. These hills, with their stops and turns Dorm a per fect trough down to the Virginia Stato lino, and. like water, Bluefleld’* fast-growing population is simply COMPELLED to go the aAmo way. The railroad known this as well as you do and behold a new passenger depot for the WEST END! •'Well," you say. “If this In so, and it Is as plain as It looks, why don’t every body that can buy your Midway lota at $326 to $375?’* They are buy ing Midway lota, bad as tho weather Is, snd they are buying nowlvoro else, except Midway. They never will either until they are all sold i Never before In Bluefleld have peo ple gone through snow and slush to buy lots until they begin to see that Midway Is the best yet. It's the beat, too, "don’t forget that. WHAT 8HE WEARS. An exquisite evening dress In «m plre cut Is of oyster-shell-color soft satin, with square neck bordering and long stole ends of neutral cloth, on which are embroideries of mothor-of pear] Hnd black pearl. Purple velvet passion flowers trail over the cor sage, and crown tho wearer's dusky hair Tho opera cloak worn with this was olj pale lilac liberty satin, worked ! with conventional purple flowers A novel hat dcecrlhed by a Paris correspondent Is simply a big white pheasant, with a black head, that sits on the hair with widely out stretched wings, and looks at you with a vague expression In Its amber eyes Troubling hr the Hphlnlx," was said of It; hut admitting this, It Is al so atrociously had art. “There Is no manner of sense," remarks Its de scrlhcr. “In a woman having a bird use her hair as a neat." A handsome frock Is In bluo and green over a foundation of softly gleaming pale blue silk, skln-flttlng. Is a slightly gathered skirt o|) bronze green net, encrlched with Isrgc spots (of chentle, sot In perpendicular rows shout two Inches apart. There are at the foot, and a third length boldly festooned above and more festona of (thn velvet adorned the simply gath er corsage and little pnfTed sleeves, each length fastened In fclace by clear green atonea. Velvet Ivy leavea, brightly veined, cut the aeverlty of the doeolletAge, and enhances the fairness of the neck, and there Is s necklet of green perldoua. Mrs. F p. Outhrldge, of Kimball, was at the Graham entertainment Friday night, to nee her daughters, Miss Clara and Gladys, act their part In the program of that Institution. It Is said that they brought down ths house. •, ,.. * JA? i • . .... e #- r . GRAHAM NEWS Mr H. Wade Beavers and F. O Bea vers. are at home for the holidays, the former Id the lumber business In Kentucky, the latter being employed at Norton, Va. Miss Mary Stuart, who to well and pleasantly remembered here as art teacher In the Graham High School. Is spending the holidays with Mrs. P. C, Winborne on Wslnut street. Mr and Mrs Atleo Smith, are visiting the parents of lira. Smith, Mr, and Mrs H. M. Tost, oo Tase (Well avenue. Misses Jull* Saunders. Pearl Slugs and Masters McCall Barbee and Wil lie Dodd are at home from their various schools iy»r the holidays. Of course their friends are pleased to jsee them looking ready for the gale Itles of the season. I Attorney R. Kemp Morton, was In Tasewoll all of last week on legal bus iness. The Hrldge Wrist Club wa* enter tained on Thursday evening by Mis ses Mattie Ben bow and Nannie Crockett Some novel features of the game were Introduced, or rather the quiet course of the game was re lieved by oho Introducelon of novel features. It was an old-fashioned a hist party, the house being taste fully lighted with candles and dec orated with holly and mistletoe, the assembled guests carrying out the Idea In their costumes. The ques tion of changing the name of tho club was considered; “What’s In a name?** MIrh IjOtilg Ilenbow In at homo from Welch for the holidays. Oraham College and Oraham High School adjourned on Friday for the Christmas season.' At ths college a most delightful entertainment was given by the elocution class, the art of the pupils testifying to tho merit of Mine Wheeler, who made many rrlends In Graham last winter and Is adding to the number as her stay grows longer. Graham Is fast In the clutches ol the Christinas season All the trains have been late for several days, with the consequent delays In the malls and In the exprosn service At tho aamo time her people are taking a philosophical view of tho situation.' All of the hunlnenn men of tho town report a prosperous year and «U aro uniting In the effort to requite the services of their faithful em ployees who have done so much to bring about their prosperity No one will ho forgotten, and with tho ser vices in the various churches, the return of all tho school girls and school boys, nnd the inevitable fes tivities of tho time ovoryone looks forward to the events ofl the coming week with a great deal of pleasant anticipation. Mr. R A. Wells, the goninl book keeper for the Koys Planing Mill Company, will bring hln mother to Graham to live after the first ofl the New Year. On Friday of last week a Calico Party was given by Manager Graham at the skating rink; all contestants woro required to come arrayed In calico dresses, regardless of sex. therefore there was much merri ment at the originality of some of tho costumes. Rumor has It that "Fatty" Oraham and Prof Stafford made quite winsome lasses In their new calico frocks; others created no little of a sensation, among these be ing Messrs J C. Nelson and Dane Witten, whoso beauty of costume and of form was so remarkable as to cause some of the younger sight seers to bury their faces In their hands and scream with delight The prize, a large box of Huyler's, was won by Miss Nina Dodd and Mr. Dane Witten. ZIONISTS FACE RUIN. WITH WINTER AT HAND THEY ARK THREATENED WITH POVERTY. *-* -#► i ii Recolver John C. IfAtely an nounced at a meeting of creditor* of the Zion city estate Wednesday night In Chicago that condition* demand that Immediate arrangements be made for selling the entlro property. Many of the creditor*, he said, are In abnolnte poverty a* the result of having Invented their all In "the kingdom." Other* are borrowing to meet living expense* and are ap proaching financial ruin. The re ceiver nald he Is receiving every day urgent letter* asking for an Immedi ate settlement of tho estate** affair* The fact that winter ha* arrived make* the crlflla sharper, and Mr. Hately felt that the dictate* of hu manity must be met The creditor* will vote on tho question of nelllng the property. Read the Dally I/eader. By waters Tragedy; _Arrest of Doctor. GOING TO SEE CANAL DUG. TRN RKPRRARNTATIVR8 AND A HKNATOR 01-1? FOR PANAMA. New York. Dec. 21.—Ten Repre sentatives and one Senator sailed on the stoamshlp Alllanca today flor Col on to make a flve-day Inspection of the Isthmus of Panama and learn for themselves the existing conditions relative to tho digging of tho canal. The party consisted of Ronator Flint, and Congressman MeKInlay and Knowland, of} California, Congress man Fulkerson, of Missouri; Con gressman Dickson. Rives, McKinley and Bmlth, of Illinois; Howell, of Utah; Ktnkald, of Nebraska, and Rtoonerson, of Minnesota A. C. Mc Klnlay. Bon of Congressman MeKInlay went with the party a^ secretary THE STRAIN OF CHRISTMAS. Tho plea for n nano ChrtHtmnH, which Hhnll not l>o a harden In the matter of giving, simply emphasizes what almost every one, except the very wealthy, knows to ho sadly needed, The simple truth Is, many And the strain of Christinas so hard to bear that they hnvo evidently come to think of tho anniversary merely as a tlmo of oxtrnvngnnt ox iMtudlture. enforced by a resented custom It Is occasion for regret thnt this (tooling 1M nlrondy widespread and seems to ho extending rnpldly, for It means that the end will bo the u-ttor abolition of tho Christmas spirit and soon afterward the aban donment of a habit that ought to make for Jovo and friendship, much and only. It 1r a fact, however, that Christmas giving has alrendy come to be In largo mensure a matter of compulsion, nnd that It rosulfH In the spending of more money than can he afforded. Tho victims havo them selves nnd their own weaknesses to thnnk They know cxnetly what they ought to do, nnd they can estimate tho consequences that will follow an attempt to do more. A little moral courage would solve the whole prob lem, nnd, thnt being tho case, the sufferers nro t0 be pitied only for lacking ft. Kverybody admits, or rather asserts, thnt it |R the emotion prompting a Christmas gift that counts, not Its money vnlue, and yet almost everybody who thinks a good deal about the cost of the presents be makes thinks nt least a little about tho cost of those he receives and Is disturbed if tho balance Is large either way. The truth Is thnt tho Christmas giver, not tho Christ mas giving, Ih in need of reformation. Tho tronblo with the custom Is only In Its abuses, and every one who will fan remedy thorn for himself. New York Kvangollst. FIRE IN MEADOR. LANDJBUILDING. About 8:80 last night tho alarm of flr0 was given and a considerable crowd was attracted to the Meador I<and building, whoro a blaze of small proportions had been caused by nog llgence, apparently, on tho part of the man who conducts the furnace. At any rate tho damage from llro was small and tho blaze was extinguished without assistance oil the Arc depart ment Smoke, howover, damaged to a small extent the huge stock of goods on the second floor. NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS All parties owing taxes can save money by payment of same before January 1st, 1907, as on that date the pen alty for non-payment will bo added. My office rooms are Nos. 1 and 2 in the new Telephone Building, Bland Street, Bluefleld, W. Va. Don’t fail to rail before the date mentioned above, and settle your taxes, for on and after that date, I will proceed to colect all unpaid taxes according to law. Very Truly Yours, W. P. HAWLEY, Deputy Sheriff. The Dally T/sador Is the best ad verUsing medium In this section I I THE PULASKI TRAGEDY. NO Al'ITAl. TO IlK TAKKN FltOM tii f hkntfnct: of Mlts MOl LTKIt. Pulaski, Dee. 22.—The aftornmth of iho Moulter nuinler ease can now be fully gathered. Mrs. Monitor’s attorneys had an or der entered allowing them ninety days Iji which to take bills of excep tion t0 apply for nn appeal but the) have given up any Idea of an appeal and Mrs Monitor 1m now serving her time in the penitentiary, to which she was sentenced for eighteen years. The personal properly of the tmir denxl man, J. W Moulter, has Just been sold by Ills administrator, bring ing good prices. i An accident policy In which Mrs. Monitor was the beneficiary, has been compromised, the company paying 20 per cent of Its face value. An ordl- 1 nary life policy In favor of the estate of the deceased will ho paid tu full. Tho dwelling house nnd lot of the deceased will l»o routed Thus ends probably the most dramatic murder trial over held In this country; one in which tho evidence was Inrgely of such a character that the public could »>ot ho fully apprised through the newspapers of its Import Not oven a brualli of suspicion was proved against tho dead mail, save only by members of htH Immediate family. Otherwise lie was proved to bo chaste both In word and action. . . The plea of Insanity wns rejected by tho Jury, the adjudication upon tho evidence was entirely In favor of the Commonwealth, mid any ap penl from the verdict of the Jury has been by tho action of tho attorneys or the defense, dnclarod hopeless. Thus onds this much dlsrimaM case and Ihe reputation of Pulaski Juries for moling out strict Justlco Is again vindicated. I ho Minefield Dry floods Company ar« pushing their new building ahead with all the rapidity possible and will In a few days have It under roof The management of Mils big concern are using ovory means In Ms power to have tho building ready for business by tho first of the New Year A SIGN OF THE TIMES HWIFTNRMH AND I’HO.M I'TN I'.SM AUK TIIIO WATCHWORD OF TIIK 20TII CUNT! JUY. A decided Increase |n my business has compelled me to move Into hug er quarters and to cater to the evor* Increasing wants of my patrons. I hnvo earnestly and sincerely en deavored to attend to tho wants of my patrons accurately and promptly and have tried to please every one to tho host of my ability, always having flio motto, “A Square Deal" to all. A steady and decided Increase of my business proves that my friends appreciate my efforts and I want to thank them most heartily and sin cerely for their patronage No matter If my success be ten times greater than If has been no one will ever find a case of "Swelled Head" at 2.'!3 I'rlneeton Avenue. CH AH. KINXF.lt, The Reliable Jeweler of Minefield. — A Kit KMT WILL TllltOW LIUllT ON THK CAIMK OK TltAOKOV IN t'l Ll’KI'l'KIt I,AMT WKKK. —-— , « Washington, Doc, 2 2.—Dr Thomp son, or much hotter known as "Dr. I.oon.” was arrested this morning on • In* charge or informing Illegal ope rations on Viola Strothor-Bywaters, of Culpoppor. Va.. whoso husband, William Bywaters, was killed within hall) hour after he married the wo man, by her tw0 brothers. Before • he coroner. the woman said throo operations had boon performed on her. A Washington detective wnH sont to hunt evldonco In Ou I popper and arrested Thompson. Tile police say ho admits having performed the operations In Wash 1 anion, h,it can’t remember Bywators l»y description given of him. MORE GOVERNMENT MEDDLING. This unwnrrnntod Interference by the general government with tho private grari «r railroad managers him likely to go on |n npite „f whatever protests wo may publish from esteemed correspondents who tbltik lie man can do wrong nftor bn has got rich. Horn Is the federal craml Jury following up tho Ann Arbor railroad for rohatlng. It seems •bat the president n|) tho railroad. Its general manager. Its general freight agnnt. Its purchasing agent. Its superintendent, Its chief englneor and Its tralnmnstor thoughtfully or ganized an Ice company and shipped their Ice over "their road" to Tolo do. Naturally they gavo I hcmsnlvos special and lower rates (they weren't In ii for their own healths exclusive ly) and they got something like $4 a enrlond bettor than their competl lors Why shouldn’t they? They wore officers of the road. Now tho govern ment. Is nfXer them, and we nmy look for fuhthor donunelatlou of fed • IHI li)lerf)<ronco. Hartford Cour a nt. AT THE OPERA HOUSE LAST NIGHT l hero waa uu unusually small < i'*wd at tho lOlka Opera Houau laat night to grout thu Black Patti Trou badours, and thoao who wore present woro evidently not Hatlullud with the purfurnmneo In lta outlroty, but do mouHtratod their appreciation of cur tain portions of tho entertainment. IT Black Patti la Black Patti, she fulled to come up to tho roputation nko gained in this cloy on her pre vhnm engagement. Tho femalo por tion of tho troupa |„ a practical ftill ure and while "Jolly John Larkins and other male monihorH of tho ag gregation entertained the audlonce In Joko. song and dance Tho trick bicycle riding of Montrose Douglas was a feature that furnished con siderable Interest, and was appreciat ed about »„ much ng ftny oyont ofl the evening. FIRE !_ FIRE !! Plre Works of all kinds at the Rurprlso Store. Just nrrlvod In great quantifies. Nothing like tho quantl. ties ever seen before In Bluofleld Must bo sold nt « sacrinro on account of ,ftt0 «',rlval. ff you wish Are works now l« your opportunity to burn pow rier and have lots of Christmas form U SOME f I OFL/ nmsu LAST CALL! ALL OUR HOLIDAY LINES GOING LIKE WILD FIRE! HURRY! HURRY!— We are clearinng at cash prices the largest display of Holiday goods ever shown here. Three Stores full at record breaking prices. Cash talks. We eell as cheap as others buy and over one mil lion articles to select from at Santa Claus' Headquar ters. REDUCTION ON HAND BAGS, AND LEATHER GOODS SELECT NOW! SPECIAL! $300.00 Worth of Fire Works at Wholoale Prices. THE SURPRISE STORES,1 19 121 Princeton Av. Double Front. THE 5 AND 10c STORES, 2,r* Princeton Ave Same MnnaReir * MANTA riiAI M’ IIKAIKjr AHTKMM FOR K% KKYliODY.