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ALL ABOUT BLUEFIELD Mrs. Lulu Christian of Northfork Is visiting friends In Bluefleld. L! J. Thornton, of Chlllcothe, O.. was a business visitor here yesterday and greeting his numerous friends. Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Thompson, of this city left for Pocahontas yester day to visit friends. Mrs. E. J. Fanning of this city, left for Narrows yesterday to visit friends a few days. Mrs. M. E. Lawrence, of Bland county, is visiting Mrs. J. A. Mor ris. of South Bluefleld. Attend our different churches to dny and observe the day In a manner thnt will do you good here and here after. Mr. and Mrs. Bud McGee, or Chrlstlansburg, who spent Christmas with relatives in this city, returned homo yesterday. Since Christmas our trains coming into this city are* running on time and there is much improvement in every way. The Saxon Lime nnd Lumber Com pnny are udding somo new buildings to those they already have. The building Is going up rapidly. On Sunday Mass will be celebra ted at 9:30 a. in., In the church of the Sacred Heart. J- W. Overstreet, of the Southern Express Company, has gone to Lynch burg to recreate. Fireman Harry Thompson, of the Pocahontas Division, is dangerously ill at St. Lukes Hospital, and Is not expected to live. L. 8. Sisson, of Richmond, Vn.. is In the city. Mr. Sisson was n contractor at Pocahontas and did the first grading in that city. S. L. Bird, who has been visiting relatives at Athens, tills county, was in the city yesterday the guest of C. W. Thornton, and will leave to day for Louisville, Ky. The Norfolk and Western nre con tinually adding now buildings to their already large number. One just erected In the past few days Is « creditable structure. Mrs. J. A. Stern and child, of Greensboro, North Carolina, nre visi ting at Mrs. M. G. Wlttens of this city. They will remain for several days visiting old friends. We wish them a pleasant visit. Liko everything else in this coun try Box rents are to he railed. We do not know whether tills is a neces sity or not. Who gets the box rents anyway, will some one tell who is posted on this matter? The Red Men of this city elected officers last night for the ensuing six months. The new officers will be In stalled on next Friday night, Jan uary the 4th , 1907. A full atten dance Is desired. Frank Leonard, a workman on the Deepwater, who claims that ho fell from the steps of the Altamont sa loon, and was badly mutilated about the head. He was taken to Dr Smith’s office by officer Jones, where he received medical attention. At last accounts ho was resting easy. Dr. and Mrs. S. D. Long will give a dinner In honor of the Hoard of Stewards nnd the Building and Fi nance committee next Monday even ing at 7 o’clock. J. W. Ruff will act as toast master and Messrs. F. J Brown, S. M Bernard. H. A. Mark? O. H. Strader and H 1. Shott. will add their appearance to the enter tainment. A young man of most excellent character and business qualifications Mr. o. R. Shumate, who ha been with the Thornton Clothing Com pany, of this city, for several year . has gone to Baltimore to make that city hi* fut’-re home. Me has not positively decided • et ns to what h< will do, : he ha* ..I good pla ces offered him H !ia r , r ends here who will regret hi departure and hope that he will m; : • Tre qtienf visits to his old home. |i | with pleasure that we recommend him tci the business and social world of Baltimore. 25,000 CLUB The committee on revision of by laws and preliminaries, which met last night fit the office of t.h» Flat Top Grocery Company completed the wot I of revision, and subject to the appro val of the club, adopted a new narm for the club THE BU'BHTONE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Th date of the first meeting to b< held In the opera house will he annuonc ed In a day or two, also the list of speakers. GRAHAM NEWS. Mr. H. Wade Heavers returned to Kcntusky on the* night of tho 27th instant to resume charge of his bus iness after a short stay with bis family in Graham. Your reporter failed to note the re turn of Misses Aletha Witten and Ola Burton In last week's Issue; these young ladles are among those who are home front school for the holi days. A very enjoyable german was giv en In the dining hall of the Hotel | Graham on Thursday evening of this | week In honor of the young ladies ■ who are spending the holidays at home. Mr J. Hano Crockett led the figures in graceful style, and the merry tripping of the “light fantas tic toe" was prolonged Into the wee smnll hours. Attorney It Kemp Morton, was In Tazewell thj« week on legal business. The skating rink was tho scene; of a very enjoyable afTalr on last Saturday evening. A skating tourna ment and german wero given in honor of Mi s Mary Stuart, who Is visiting Mrs. I*. C, Winbourn on Walnut ,strec*. The skaters had the floor un til tc:. o'clock, after which the rink i was given over to tho dancers. .'T!s Margaret Nelson, of llrnm ; well, was visiting her brother. Mr. •J C. Nelson, last week, stopping jover on her way homo from Martha Washington College, at which insti tute she is conducting her studies this year. i AN ENTERTAINMENT THAT WILL IlK AMUSING ANH IN'TKKKSTIN<» TO ALL LOV KKK OF SPOUT. — •Manager Jolliffe, of onr Skating Kink Is always on the alert for some thing good to entertain our people. On next Tuesday night he will have an exciting polo game at his rink played by two rival teams of young lies ot this city. Ibis game will 1 worth witnessing and will attract a largo crowd. l-n addition to this f. selnating game to be played by out [ Jo'ing ladies, there will be skating from 7:30 to it o’clock and dancing from 10 to 12 o’clock, this afford ing all an opportunity to have a good time. .\s usual excellent music will I on hand to enliven the occasion, at d a great time generally may be expected by all who attend. CHRISTIAN CHURCH; FAREWELL SERMON Today will be the last Sunday in which Key. ,|. L. Adams will occupy * be pulpit its pastor of the Christian church. During the one year Mr. Adams hits been with this church 94 ad ditions have been made to the church, il o, it beautiful Parsonage has been built. Rev. Adams loaves many friends In Rlueficld and hi. stay will be remembered by many. The subject* for today will ho as follows: 1 1 a. m. “What Have I Bone,” 7:30 \r. m. “Our Friends in Heaven." Rev. Adams leaves Monday night ut train No. r*. for Columbus, Ind.. where he will assist In a meeting at ihe Columbus Tabernacle church at that place. It Is one of the largest congregations of the Christian ch it tv h. You are cordially invited to come fist a d h tr the farewell sermon of onr d '■ arting pastor. M 'niflif-nt monanhlal minstrelsy describes the quality of entertain ment Offered b> the Dandy Dixie M Inst rely of forty colored singers, dancers, comedian and musicians v ho will he seen at the Dili's Opera I louse on Wednesday, .funuary 2nd. This magnnnlmo-i. offering b- Afro-, \mcr|cnn performers comprise* t tie most pretentions outlay of moner ever expended for one organization. The fl(-t part In The Royal Paint Orotto" r'dire < nt n Investment of Atn.nno alone which oh big feat ures as .lames Cro-hy known throughout th. v-or!d as an InlniHa 1 le coniediati, and Do fatnou Cotton ect musician* are among the all star oov lfb ; which f)ther oMo featur- 4 include the Oklahoma Octette the |>|XU- f’olli e Rangers In n ' .l-s of *\t> ity d i ones, patriotic airs and oln swe«t ( ttt*. ( ' the flotith; tin C> • ',c|| Rtof , In n original p i - Tim r ,n. ' v Musi a I At, Williams Mid Hte V“T' * f • 'nic lmper--rm;P( l iny l rJo, the rtire-devit I’obat Mennv 'ones, the t x•'- T«*a « r .fatne1, frosbv, ft ( lot "Ifed coon. Ittv with n buck dance conk -U whi-h i open to all comet i and for which valuable t rlrc. jui awarded Conclu ding with a fni ioMrl futi' f r« - - a titled a Fowl Deed" In which idge tfazoo” | ha th( hading jiart. the 'In tW|v it wa pr< i ■ u t] for three at the n<w York Thcatr* Roof Harden las 1 “ i ■ *1 h. of BaP imOro, was do ing In the (it/ jo'uterdny. BLAND STREET MKTHODIST CHURCH Thc»r* will be services at the nev. Miami street Methodist church t day at 11 a. iu. and 7:46 p. m. The Fastor, Rev. S. I». Long will preach at both services. The sub ject of the morning sermon Will b* “Forgetting the Fast," and at night “No Room in the Inn.” The singing today will be congre gational and the members of the church arc requested to bring their hymn books with them. On account of the little progress made in the Sunday School room, the Sunday School will meet iu the Episcopal church at 2:30 p. in. A cordial Invitation Is extended to all, and especially to strangers and visitors in the city. BLAND ST. M. E. SUNDAY SCHOOL It hns been announced that the Bland Street M. E. Sunday School would be held In the new Sunday School room today, but on account i)f bad weather, and the Interruption [if the holidays, it lias been Impossi ble to get the new room ready for use this morning. Therefore the Sunday School will be hold ibis after noon at 3:30 at the Episcopal church, is usual. Win. C. BHUNNElt, Supt. An inquirer asks whether war Is! i necessary factor in tin- progress of 'ivillzatiou. No. A civilization which lias to be preserved by an occasional resort to battle Is not worth preserv ing. It puts man a little lower than Hie brute to assume that be can not develop except through the process >! killing somebody else. Common- ' L>r. WANTED For U. s. Army aide bodied unmarried men between ages of 21 . .and 2.5; eit izens of Knited ..Slates, of god ebaraeter and temperate habits, who ran speak, read, and write Kngish. For information i apply at Ueeruting office,! lllnclield, \V, Va., “MY WIFE’S FAMILY.” Commercial travelers ure prattjr g>fd V.o . • mi'-l i show and el! '.riN'n v ho h ’Vo wRucssed “My Wi.ca Family.*’ v, hl< li is o ho pre '■mIpiI hm,. on next Monday night, | l)m*cmber 31. unite In saying It Is I on.’ or the hi d things on tour. Good j reports also reac h us from the ex* , <hang< s of neighboring cities and II his appears to be one of tne times ( when the* press agent’s promises arc i ’o be verified. The company Is pluy i ing to crowded houses everywhere j aud return dates are usually re quested by theatre managers, which j is sufficient guarantee of the excol llence of the performance. NOTICE TO TAX PAYEES All parties owing taxes can save money by payment of same before January 1st, 1J07, as on that date t lie pen ally for nonpayment will l>e added. My office rooms are Nos. J and 2 in the new Telephone Building, Bland Street, Bluefield, W. Va. Don’t fail to call before the date mentioned above, and settle your taxes, for on and after that date, I will proceed to colcot all unpaid taxes according to law. Very Truly Yours, ‘ VV. i\ HAWLEY, Deputy Sheriff. WANTED. Til 15 DAILY LICADKIt WANTS A LIXOTYI'K OPICHATOK HAD. A good liuotpyc operator who wishes a position at good wages is desired at this office. Come, write or tele graph and we will guarantee sat ist'act ion. NEW HOTEL RIVERSIDE Keystone, W. Va. X. A. NUTIHLSON, Manager. Newly refitted throughout with commodious sample rooms. i :\ KKYTIII YCi FI IIST-CL ASS. Open day and night and run on the Kuropean and American Plan. Your patronage respectfully so licited. BLUEFIELD BOOK AND STATIONERY COMPANY HOLIDAY PRESENTS. W e have outdone all efforts in llie select ion of Fine HOLIDAY GOODS Call at once »xd make you. selec tion. We will take pleasure in stor ing the articles selected, and deliver ing same when desired. ..WK IIAYK SOMIOTIIIXO AtVKI* TAia.u rent kykkyoxi-:. ’l’llOXK" 7;i. MliKS ItliDIX;. MEN AND YONNG MEN AND THE I TTLE FELLOW ate jill taken good rare of in oitr store. <• i,cn in nc. THE “AI.SO SYSTEM” KIND. None better made Wo are the sole agents hero, also T E BOSTONIAN SHOE We are selected by the makers as oxrlnslve agents A great shoe at the right, place. JOHN I*. HTKTHON IIATS. you know they are positively the best hat made. In our Furnishing Section Flannel Shirt*, mighty popular now. Under wear, many kinds, all of the heat, and all the other things men need. White and Fancy Vest* They do brighten up your appearance, and really add another milt to your wardrobe All prices. 1,0 not forget our Drew Hhlrta. This m< in . largo variety, and work kIiIHs nl«o. >:"!o Agency for the ITANANT I'.WTH, I TroiiK IK, enll them what yop pleas'*. They are Union Male, too. Our. It a good tot to rde with Union Clothing Company. BLUEFIELD, WEST VIP DIMA CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR THE GIRLS AND BOYS. “'Wo'Jtwit for you st the bottomn k. The SKATING And COASTING SEASON is at hand and when taxing your mind as to what will be the most acceptable present for the small girls and boys. Permit me to suggest that nothing would please them quite so well as A FLEXIBLE FLYER COASTER. We have on hand a large and well assorted stock of this the most practical of all sleds. In fact it is the only sled on the market that can be guided from the front; hence will soon save It’s purchase price in the saviug of shoe leather, 0 as the old model sled has to be guided by the l)eet which is very destructive to shoes. For Your Lady or Gentleman friends who are fond of ICE SKATING, nothing will make a more acceptable present than a pair of our highly finished Nickel Pated WINSLOW’S OR UNION’S SKATES. We have a complete stock of Gents’ aid Ladies’ sizes, and invite your inspection. In eoncluson we also wish to call your attention to a few of lines from which you can select Beautiful, Use ful and acceptable Christmas Gifts: SHOT GUNS AND RIFLES, NICKEL AND SILVER PLATED WARE, CARVERS, TURKEY ROASTERS, SHEARS AND POCKET CUTLERY. I We invite you to call and examine our line in making I up your list of presents. No fancy prices to take advan tage of the Christma Shopper, but we sell at the same prices which prevail the year around. M. C. WHITLOW, Phone No. 11. 323, Princeton Ave., Opp. Freight Depot. Save Your Wife Needless Work, Worry and Annoyance ---- Buy her a Motor for her Sewing Machine. Makes sewing a pleasant occupation. Get our Prices on Sewing Machine Motors Motors for Washing Machines and Wringers. Also Prices on Electrical Irons and ELECTROTHERM. Climax Electrical Supply ahd Construction Company, Electrical Contractors and Engineers, BLUEFIELD, W. VA. Thornton Cothing Company. A Good Resolution For the year 1907 would be | to Resolve that you will pay L Cash for your Clothing and Gents’ Furnishings and save the Credit Man’s extra pro fit. . i This resolution will save A you several dollars during 1 the year. WHO TAYS THE DEBTS LOST BY CREDIT STORES? Think it over and figure a little and see if this is not a favrable suggestion. Thornton Clothing COMPANY. THE CASH AND CASH PRICE STORE. The “Daylight Store,” Corner Princeton and Higginbotham Avenues, BLUEFIELD, W. VA.