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and the Coalfield Like a Blanket. VOL. 1, NO. 24G. JBluefielb EVENING LEADER Largest Circulation Between Roanoke and Columbus, O. RLUEFIELD WEST VIRGINIA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY t5. 1!M)7. . PT?TfMB TWO nreNnxa CORTELYOU REFUSES TO ANSWER. THE LEGISLATURE IS NOU REA l»V FOR BUSINESS. Charleston, Jan. 15.—There Isn’t niuch to report Both houses got to work soinowhat leisurely. but as booh as the mill whoels started the grist becanfc) prolific. Some of the measures were of a general application, but scattered among them were many bills which were only Intended to accomplish a local purifoso. The Governor has a lot of measures in reserve, which will be presented later on. Some of them aro along lines laid down In his message, and will be withheld a short time to see If any member on his own uccouut Introduces such a meas ure. If none Is so forthcoming then the executive measures will be pre sented. Charleston people aro rather fear ing than nctunlly anticipating a flood this year. Usually the legislature brings a flood. Senator Elkins Is hore. And the senatorial caucus has been held, and now for business. All talk of opposition to Elkins Is merely space writing. He was the unanimous and hurrah candidate, and after a handshake all around the pcene closed, and hum drum took Its plaoe. The lobby Is here, but not a very high spirited crowd, rather on the thirty cent itlan. TE□OPS ORDER IS MODIFIED. PRESIDENT. IN’ SPECIAL MI'S SACil TO SENATE, ADMITS IN\ *. MIUTV OF OBNOX IOUS ULAIHE. Washington, Jan i : Pi Id • i Roosevelt today sent to the . ■ special message regarding the Brownsville incident, which gives the additional evidence collected by Assistant Attorney General Purdy and Major Brocksom, who were rent to Texas by the President to Investi gate tho affair. The President submitted with his message various exhibits, including maps of Brownsvillo and Fort Brown, a bandoleer, 33 empty shells, 7 ball cartridges, picked up in the stroets a few hours after the shoot Ing; 3 steel jacketed bullets and | somo scraps of the castings of other j bullets picked out of the homos of i tho of the houses into which they j had been fired. POSITIVE OF SOLDIERS’ GUILT. Tho President declares that the evidence la fiositlve that tho outrage of August 13th was committed by some of the colored troops that have been dismissed and that some or all of the individuals of tho three com panies of the Twenty-fifth Infantry had knowledge of tho deed and have shielded the guilty ones. Tho negro troops are referred to by the President in his message ns "midnight assassins,’* and ho de dares that very few If any of the soldiers ho dismissed "without hon or" could have been ignorant of what occurred. PART OF ORDER REVOKED . That part of "Die order whtch bars the soldiers from all civil employ ment under tho government Is re voked by the President. Tills clause, tho President snys. was lacking In validity. There Is a eertain type of mind which sees bacilli Iti stones, germs In tho running brooks, and disease in everything. These arc tlie people who tell you not to breath because the air is full of unwholesome thlngs ammles, says tho London Globe. T * O CENT FARE BILL READY pheasants delegate seizes ON THE ME AS l'HP A* HIS CLAIM TO FAME. Charleston, \V. Va.. Jan. 14.—The chutniiiou of a two-cont furo hill has been found In the lowest house In the person of Hon. C. P. Craig, of St. Marys. thd delegate in the house from l*lea..uji county. He 1ms pro pared u hill, whieh, if enacted will require the railroads of West Vir ginia to charge pasengers not more than two cents a mil© for faro, when the distance exceeds more than five miles. In the latter case a charge of ton cents can ho made for any distance less than flvo miles. Mr. t'rnlg in his hill makes no mention of branch lines, which, It seems, haft hoen the hone of contention between those who do not favor a two cent far under any circumstances and thoso who favor it on the trunk lines. The delegate from Pleasnnt is an it torn ey and hag lived in that county Tor ten yoars. Ho emigrated to Pleasants county from Tyler county whore ho served one term as prose euti; atorncy. This Is Ills second term In the legislature, he having hoen a member of the house two y- ars ago. In talking of his bill he said: • Pleasants county is very evenly dlvi . d in pblltics. I made my cam paign ad was elected last fall on the two ce ♦ plank that was contained In the co ty platform. I promised my that I would favor such :i 1 v an l do my best to get It throrgh the legislature. Tho people >f lay courty are ttnrnimoua In ihelr ■quest for this law and I don’t be i-vo I could Pare horn elected had I not made my fight on that.” WEST VIRGINIA MAN FORFEITS BAIL BOND MW or MAW ALIASES GIVES ST. 1,01 IS MONEY-LENDER THE SLII*. St. Louis. Mo., Jan 14.— Harry A. Harr, alias A. A. Archer, all..3 M. C. Jackson, a native of Went Virginia, '-harged with working a business di rectory fraud, forfeited his ball bond of $3,066, which had boon signed by ;i money lender. Altormn Flckcishon fc*r the Stale, said that the money w/nild he collected, and that Barr would be located and prosecuted. Harr was to have appeared before Judge Muench to answer to five charges. Attorney Jackson, for Harr, l a: ked that the charges be quashed i \ttorney Fickelshen demanded that' Marr appear in court. The court post- * poned the case until 2. p. m. t0 give Harr time to appear, but at that * time Barr was conspicuous by his1 absence. WOULDN’T REFUSE SENATORSHIP.1 — In an authorised statement., (Jov. Cummins Saturday night at I)e«' Moines, fa., denied that he and his friends expect to opposo Senator Dolllver for re-election. Ifo said: "I >m not a candidate for election to the Cnlfod Staler Rcunto by th* 32d General Assembly. But 1 would not refuse the honor If It was offered me by the I.eglslafare." ONE WAY TO MAKE MONEY ♦ Iho Mark of Bi@ Absoiuto Reliability Tho Mnrk of Absolute Reliability. T.s fo save it.— Our Merchants will SAVE Many, Many Dollars in FREIGHT and Other ways during H)07 by favoring ns with ALL Their Orders. And the consumer gets more than full value, for wo handle Only the Best. Now Booking Orders.—Can fill them complete in a few days See our Samples before Buying. The Bliielielri Dry floods and Notion Comjiany, Importers and Exclusive Jobbers. * ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦* ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ •< ♦♦ «« «« «« TAYLOR FEARS KIDNAPPERS KX-CaOYBKNOR TAKKS PRECAU TIONS AGAINST ALLEGED SOCIALIST PLOT. .Indianapolis, Jan. 14.—Relieving tliHt there la a socialist movement »o kidnap him and give him over to he custody of Kentucky officers, former Gov. William S. Taylor, now resides here, but under Indlctmont In that State for complicity In the Goe bel murder. Is taking extra precau tions and Is constantly on gunrd night and day. The reason for tho Plot is said to be tho taking of tho officers of the Wostorn Federation of Mines from Colorndo Into Idaho for trial In tho lattor State on mur der charges, an act that tho Supremo Court hns upheld. Tho Appeal to Reason, the socia list organ, has offered $1,000 to any one who will kldnnij Taylor and de liver him to the Kentucky authorities. Tho paper declares that Taylor Is a “Republican politician and capita list” and that tho Supremo Court would not uphold kidnapping him as It hns done In the case of the minors. INDIAN MADE SENATOR OtltTIrt OP KANHAH l.'IItHT ItKO MAN TO WKAR TOO A Washington, Jan. 14.—For the Hrnt time in its history the Senate wiM hnve a real Indian who has bertn i member of a tribe on its roll ns a i ( suit of I lie Republican caucus uc riot> of a few days ago In Kansas de • larini: In favor of Representative Charles Curtis as the next Senator from that State. Representative Curtis will mi out the uncxplred term of former Senator Burton, whoso seat !h now being filled by Alfred W. Benson by Guhernatlonal appoint ment. Representative Curtis is from the Kam a district embracing Tojfeka, is now rounding out his seventh succes sive term In Congress—14 years— and holds a certificate for an eighth. I To is a lawyer by profi'ssion, an earnest and accomplished speakor and the most conspicuous “friend at c< rt’’ of the red man. Much of the P!a.-ileal legislation for the Indians In be Inst 13 years bus been based 'i his initiative and Judgment, and in all recent enactments concerning ♦ he Indian T> rrltory he has had a largo share. CH.T, IfIM INDIAN PItINOK He is well known In Washington the “Indian Congressman” and the "Indlrni Prince,” end both nick names are based on truth. Ho is essentially n self-made man. He wns bootblack, newsboy, railway sand wJch |$ddler, hack driver, Jockey and hostler. In these varied cnllings he made money enough to support and educate himsolf and to help his fam ily. When he was 1C years old a turfmnn w*ho had seen the hoy ride offered him $75 a month and expen seH to ride for him. The temptation was great, but the boy. advised by his old Indian grandmother, refused it and dovoted himself to his studies. He worked his way through school and then studied law with Judge Case He was ad ml ted to the bar In IKK I and was elected to Congress In 181)2. DOUBLE MURDER IN MONTGOMERY. Chrtstlasburg, Jan. 16.—Frank Marion, a Montgomery county farmer f'«a been landed In Jail here on the charge of murdering ArcherMoaham, " ,ab°rer. with a "tick, near Blllston, Saturday. The men had quarreled. Maaham and hla brother were follow ing Marlon when the latter turned and "truck the fatal blow. Another murder occurred at Mfg Tunnel yesterday, when a negro killed another negro. The victim wan "tabbed In the breast. The murder waa committed because the victim had sallied some coffee on the "lay er The murderer has been arrest ed The Cornish clergyman, 8. Daring Oould. who had the pleanuro last summer of reading hlg own obitu aries, In about to publish a new novel, called "Restitution.” WIVES DETERMINED TO LEARN STATUS. THKY HAVE SUUMITTKn FIFTY TWO QUESTIONS RBUARU ING IT TO WOMEN LAWYERS. In Chicago can n wife buy a now hat without asking her husband's per mission and then compel hi in to pay ,«? Dooe a wlfo own her own clothes, or doeB a husband owu all the clothes in tho household wardrobe? Can a husband select a site for tho fuinily home without consulting his wife? 1 lioSe three questions, and forty nluo others equally pertinent, havo been ngttating the minds of the mem bers of the Political Equality League to such an extent that yosterday the wIvob of the leugue derided to un dertoko to have them answered onco for all. Mistrusting their lawyers, they Is sued invitations to every womnn law yer of ChleAgo to answer tho fifty two questions at tho next meeting of the league, Feb. 2. Hero are some more of the ques tions: Has a mnrrh j woman the right to hor own tjorsonnl property? Can she make contracts or ontor Into partnership without tho consent of her husband? Aro hor rights In his real catuto equal to his rights in her real es tate? Has he any control over the rents of her real estate) Js there any statute securing to the wife any portion of tho family in como subject to hor own control without hor husband's dictation? Is tho wife responsible in law for the support of the children If the husband does not 'support them? Has Hho a right to share in the children’s earnings? Is the father liable for the expen ses of his wife and children. If it is for some necessary, oven though ho disapproves of It? Is she llablo for his expenses for necessaries? FIRST MAN TO DEFEND SMOOT. SENATOR HOPKINS, OF ILLINOIS, SPEAKS IN FAVOIt OK THE MORMON—SAYS HE HAS HONE Mrni to stamp out srusE OF POLIO A MY. The first volco raised In the Hon ato In defense of Rood Rmoot’s right to retain his sent ns Senator from Utah, was that of Senator Hopkins, of Illinois. In a speech ho declared that tho Mormon church was undergoing a change for the better. “Reed Smoot Is an apostle of this higher and better ‘Mormonlsm,’ M said Mr. Hopkins. “He stands for the sacrod things In tho ctjurch, and against polygamy and all the kindred vices connected with that loathsome practice. In his position ns a member of the church and as an apostle and preacher of the doctrines of the church, he has done more to stamp out this foul blot upon tho civilisation of Utah, and tho other territories where polygamy has been practiced, than any thousand men outside of tho church. “I dissent In toto from the conclu sions reached by tho Senator from Michigan (Mr. Burrows), regarding the Influence of the Mormon church at the iResent tlmo on the temporal affairs of Its people." He also took Issue on the conclu sion that he sought to establish that Jolygamy Is still a part of the religion and practice of the Mormon church, FIGURES PROVE IT Know LAST YRAB IUNMH OXIC Roil INKI STIU A l< PIUW I’KRITY. Washington, I). C., Jan. 14.—That «ho year Just brought to a cloao war ♦ ho banner one In tho history of • ho United Htnfo* In Indnntrlal activ ity. far outdistancing any previous record. Is the deduction of statistical experts. The statistical egperts of the bu reau of statistics of tho department of commerce and labor say the value of manufacturers, raw materials Im ported In the It month of the past year mas four hundred and two mil lions, against thirty-seven millions In tho corresponding months of 1906. ECHOES FROM THE L AW _MAKERS AT CHARLESTON. POPE TO AMERICAN STUDENTS TALKS TO Til KM OP WAR “WAG Kl> HKTWKKN CLKIU1Y ANI» 11K LI a" Homo, Jan. 14.—Pope Plus today revived tho students of tho Amor lean Co I logo In Romo, who wore presented by Mgr. Kennedy said tho Amorlcan students wero more numorous than those of any other nationality at tending Institutions of learning hero there being 120 at the college. Pope Plus, arter praising the students for tho success they have attained In tholr studios, spoke to them about Franco, saying: “In tho war that Is being waged between the clorgy and hell tho ex pressions of unity and sympathy from Catholics throughout tho world are the greatest consolation. America, especially, has distinguished herself In this wny; Indeed, America is u great credit to ub. “When you return to your glori ous country follow with tho clergy and the people this luminous cxnm l>lo of solidarity In the tremendous conflict against tho church.” MUST BALLOT ON BAILEY SOON TNXAJJ LAW MAYS VOTING SHALL IIKOIN ON .lANt’AKY 22. San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 14.—Un <lor the Texas law hullotlng on a Senator will begin January 22 and muHt contlnuo day by day until an election ahull be hold. No one In the Legislature expects tho Bailey In vestigation to bo completed by that j time, and u formal blnnk ballot will probably be a dally event until the commlttoo roports. Senator linlley Is prepared for tho cxpoHuro of many large flnancfbil transactions with H. Clay IMorco and David K. Francis. In a guarded statement recently he admitted bor rowing moro than $100,000 from I’lerco at one time. This week Mr. l''rnncls, In an intoorvlcw, casually mentioned that he had burned large sums to Mr. Malloy. It Is alleged that these announce ments aro made in order to forestall dlscloRurea of alleged complicity with the Watcrs-lMorce Oil Company that were asserted to be certain In event of an Inquiry by tho Legislature. The result Is In doubt. Tho weak place In tho opinion Is tho want of a candidate. Tho linlley suilporters assert that aH soon ns the opposition confers on a man for the Senate the back of their flight will be broken. Oov. T. M Campbell, former Oov J. II. Sayers, former Senator Horace Chilton and several others are men tioned. Tho investigation is expected to be gin in a few days. The organl/.nt.lon of both houses Is favorable to Mr. Halley. This will probably have ef fort on tho personnel of the commit tee. THAW ENTIRELY RECOVERED. ,Harry K. Thaw, who In awaiting trial for the murder of Stanford Whlto, seemed to have quite recov ered from tho Indisposition which wan reported Saturday. Dr. Frank McGuire, prlnon phyalelan at the Tomba, vlnllod Thaw yesterday, and found him bo recovered from an af tack of tonnllltln that ho decided Ihe patient did not need any further treatment. Thnw wnn about the cor ridors at tho iiBual recreation hours, and showed no III effects of hla illncnn. He attended the ununl Sun day services. WELLMAN'S BALLOON IS PERFECT. Walter W’ellman's enlarged bal loon, In which he hopes to reach the north pole, and which In now Inflated for the purpose of testing the Imper meability of the envelope, was ex hibited to a number of French aero nauts yesterday afternoon In the Ualerto Machines at. Farls. M. San toa-Dumont. M. Deutsch and Count da la Vaulx and other prominent men In aeronautics were present and showed (treat Interest In the plans of rha explorer. Mr. Wellman conalders his balloon In perfect condition. SAYS PRESIDENT WILL ATTEND rtoucni nn>i:itM'mKAi> icxpiuth IIIM AT ^li.\||oM.\ UK UNION. pklahoma City. Okla., Jnn., 14.— Charles r. Hunter. president of the Hough Killers’ Association ami ciim tnamler of tbo Department of Okla homa. Spanish War veterans, states that Prosldent Roosevelt will visit Oklahoma next fall during the nation al encampment or the Spanish Wnr Veteranh, the date for which has not yet been flxod. President Roosevelt will also, It l;t •aid. atend the annual meeting of the Rough riders, which will he held at Prscott, Arlr.., probably some time In July. At this meeting will occur the unveiling of a monument given by the association in memory of Rueklo O’Neal, the first Rough Rider to lose his life in the San Juan cnmjialgn. HANDPAINTED CHIFFON CHARMING Hand-pain tod chiffon over radium silk Is charming. It ought to ho, in view of the fact that, such a gown costh as much ns half a dozen ordi nary ones Miss Evelyn Walsh, who could afford to have gowns of spun diamonds if sho took the Idea Into her head, has a chiffon gown of pale rose with |Huls or the flowers and u few leaves sprinkled over the sur face The undor lining Is of u dooper rose, and them are many rutiles of laov, ftur a« cohwebs, with little rosebuds looping them In place. Auothor gown of hers Is or chiffon painted after a Dresden pattern and worn over pulo blue Dresden silk.— Now York Press ANOTHER PREACHER CONFESSES HERESY I’llOMINKXT >11 NIST ISP • 1 BIdKII. K8 ht.vthriunt iin CON CEALS ll)KN'HT\ Nr«w York, Jan. 14.- -Orthodox clergymen of thl« city were .shocked today to lonrn that thorn Is an un discovered heretic occup;. tug on.. of tho prominent pulpits of an orthodox donomlnatlon in this city This unknown frankly confeMo* In the ptif’Os of (hi: current of tin. Independent that h. does ot hcliovc In — (1.) Tho vltgln liirtti of J< me, Christ. (2.) Tho |/h i I i iirroition of Jesus Christ. (2.) Tim Irmplration of the Illble Nevertheless. ho does not court the fate of In Crapsey He does not propose to admit openly In hi - pulpit the heresies he avows In IiIh unsign ed article He heads hit. article “An Undis tinguished Heretic,” tindlatliif'iilnhed In this rate being synonymous with not found out All that Is certainly known a* to his Identity Ih eontalned In HiIh note hy tho editor prefixed to the article: "The author of thin highly Bh'iilfl rant ami tlmoly article In an ordain ©d clergyman of a large and orthodox denomination, n church which me*, expelled ministers for *mallcr hero *le« than nre eon feared In tho arti cle. Ilo has been the pastor of Im portant churche* In pmgrc**lre cltle and I* still In native service." Perhai|H the most r< mcrkahle phase of tho whole mnfrvron |r the nrgument tho heretic uses to Justify hi* concealment of his belief from hi* congregation "Experience;*■ he Bays, "har taught me not to ho too rampant with my here*leg. "Much av. I honor and adrrilro Hr f'rnp*ey, | am not ''tuning »o pat rnyBclf tn the plllo v hcsfdo him I let other* do the talking I am resolved to *flek where F am If they find mo out, I trust I shall stick to my opinion like a man but. until f am forced to declare my view*. I shall endeavor not to publish all I know •’ False teeth of Ivory on plates of tho same material, anti held in niece by gold wire* were In u«e In the yoar 1000 B C. H ,,KN 'SKI*:|» if the standard W,L fompabty hai» oonthi. I TEl> To CAMPAIGN FUND. .Washington, Jau. 15.—PoBtmaa tor-don oral Cortelyou, who has just roll rod as Chairman of tho llepubll cnn National Commit tea, whon naked ir genth-men of controlling InOuonce In tho Standard on Company did not contribute largo sums of monoy to tho Republican National Commit' to° In aid In tho ofuctign of Hooso vclt, said: “1 cannot dlsoiiHB that subjoct. There In no explanation to make and I have nothing whatever to any." Will you not dlscloso tho sourcos from which you rocolvod tho cam paign contributions?’* was asked. “I have already oxplaluod that I cannot dlm-uss this subject. Tho criticism or myself lH based on falso Information which has no hnsls in fuel No man of uslf-rospect can ropiy to such charges. If I had boon asked to exploit the situation befnto being atinck«'d and placed In a falso position I might hnvo had something to say, hut now I will not discuss tho subject.” Thin was road by If. II. Rogors last night and ho wag naked to make ro ’(ly- Ho SAld: ”80 far as I and my associates In Uto Standard Oil Com pany nro concornod we are perfectly willing that. Mr. Cortelyou shnll miilco public nny transactions we may bavo had with the Republican Na tional Committee In 1004.” NEW ELECTRIC LIGHT. PKOFE88OR PARKER, OF OOLUM RIA. I S 108 A FILAMENT OP IIELION. Prof. IT. C. Parker, of Columbia I nlvi ralty, working with W. G. Clark linn Invented mi incandescent light, which he hopes will revolutionise electric lighting. He nays that It has l.'» lime? the efllcloncy of the or dinary lamp with a enrbon filament. The particular font urn about tho I jimp Ih tho now filament, which profeoior Parker chIIm bollon bocatiao l|:; Kpectruin In Hlrnilur to that of helium. II looks much Uko tho llla oiont In nn ordinary light, nother claim for tho now lamp ' thni the light will lout, nearly fw11• e ih long ftH with a carbon flla "‘■nt in the teats made tho Inmpa h ' vi' burned ntoadlly froni 485 to I !70 lioiirn, with nn average of 1,» "tin hour*. At a enrront donalty that ill i Ive only a dull rod color to tho '»'l;"fi filament the new larnii hurna with n bright while light., which In '• In Intensity an tho current i ' iiu i eaHcd. When the ordinary current Ih running the Illuminating Intenidty Ih four time* that of a car '"■e lamp while there Ih a much lower ennd|oj|i»wor. The lump haw tho for th* i advantage that It will carry a lurri overload of electricity without breaking CONSUMER’S CLUB. < .in■ iiimcih can do moro than any ■t!i#»r no* oven excepting tho Wool of the law, to enforco tho ,oif food statutes. Tho first stop n<,, try Is to Inform themselves both •' to Hie law, which defines : heir i luhf;. and as to tho practice* of * In t ratio whereby the consumer Is victimized Into paying throo prices for an article that Is palmed off on him for I he genuine art icle. Another riling that might bo done ir to r • (• 'nlzo consumers’ club. Thero rf dealers’ association of tho most ’ i<>, d order whose authority and control «,ver their members are no tyrannical as can ho In enforcing reg ulations In which Iho consumer Is not by any means the main considera tion Why should not consumers * he assoclativr principle to Im ■ ' ove their podtlon? They could often If not regularly oxerciso a de cided Influence not only on the qual *f y of goods sold them, but also In prices. I : consumers’ clubs be organized for i urposo of bargaining In lnrger 0’iantlt|"s and for securing better I alltlrs of standard goods, and It vin he a much simpler matter to en force tho laws as well as to get a ir hotter return for the money out lay from tho family budget.