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Hr. WllHAtn Grocr l«*Tt this city today far Ptrt Hid chili la. Rev. W. M. Pocahontas, was here on le'gal busluAga yesterday. Mr. R. J. Cox, of Maybeivry, was num£orqd mining our vlslton* yester day. Dr. B. C- BoV«n, of Tazewell, pasfe4v,nr •' h tt>o •»>' yesterday on his W;K Miss ..u.a ^ of this city, left (hht morning to visit frl<mds and rblatljfes In Pulaski. Mr. Hoi. Miller, a j^omlnent mer chant of Pocaltontau, Is mixing with frl«*wis hero today. Poput^ Collector, John Dally, of Tiwowell county,. was attending to bufiiaeaa boro yesterday. Mr. Julian Miller, of Hinton, Is visiting lilg slstor, Mrs. W. A. lio dell, of Scott street, this city. Mr. B. S. Jones, of Radford, a prominent cltfzen and business man. Is greeting his friends tn tho city Charles Tlnllangeo, son of S. L. Rallangee, of Bluefleld avenue why has been ill, is rapidly Improving. LftBt night on the east end yard several loose ears ran through the a switch causing considerable dam age. Attorney D. E. French left for Prlncoton tdtlay to attend t profos sjonal business, lie will return Jo nlght. Mrs. C. C. Burgnor, of Plnevllle,, Ky., Is tho guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. White, on Bluefleld avenue The:j nro many long strides for Bluefir’ 1 to nmko this year. Let our citizen grasp every opportunity thnt come? In’ aiglet. Mrt Ida Hurst, of Third avenue, fs very slek at the home of her par ents, Mr end Mrs T. IL White, of BlueQol. .venuo. Mrs. C. G. BelolU who has been visiting friends ant. re.. /e» in Po turned today to her home ' Mrs. S. II. Tl&mipson l:; eon fined to her room on Untiring 6treet from Illness, but it is thought only a tem porary lndlsitosiUon. The citizens in the Hast End nre complaining of the condition of tlio streets in that section of tho city. There is mud galore. An arc lamp is badly needed at the end of Thomas stroet near Grace Methodist churfch. Tire citizens of that section requost that one bo placed at that point. A con *■ - olfr o»cur«jd yes terl-'y 3. The road bi v -c line when it oc irred. It will to considerable expense to remedy the damage. Keep agitating the question of Greater Fflueflold. A strong pull, a long pull and a pull altogether sboud bo the watchvwnd of all our citizens. With so many opportunities all around us, wo should renew our ef forts. Editor Smytho, of tho Pocahon tas Headlight, comes down to see us occasionally. Whenever he comos he brings a ray of gladness that eli*“£*■ He has lived long enough and been enough to take this old world Just as It comes. Ho hae found out that It does no fcg^od to "kick.” street. t 25,000 CLUB. More nnd more It is vecomlng ev ident that the "Oiub” Id going to do business—BIO business. A matter la hand now, which when brough t to a conclualon, will mean 1104*000 a year to the dlstrlst—Bluefleld and Oraham. In fact It Is the biggest piece of business, and iu'*ins more to the Interest* of all, tha» ha< ye? been do Be In BluefleJd, ahd It will be bo oflaidered when the city press if iimjerty to announce It. It’s going to be mighty Ion engine for that man wo ) throws a fit when ne thinks of pay .g $10 for a "Cln ” m*m bersh >. But now It Isn't to mu^h your $10 that Is wanted, t.a your Influence end help. V^ou car wor . tnore v hen you’re got f*-ructhhig In vested < Mr. Booker, Mr Alex ardor, ox Mr. Fou^ and email. THE WRECK LAST NIGHT The cxHJse of the wreck last night at Devon and the delay of No. 16, was the breaking of an wxl« o# a freight car., which wrecked twelv' cars and torn tjp several hundred yards of track The danngo was cansldorabhx and detagpcd traffic for several hpurs. The world needs more * ipreclators and fewer critics. “OUR NEW MINISTER” WELL RECEIVED. XVI 1.1, PIjAV KKTl'KN KNG.ViK MKNT A I'll II. IKTII. Admirers of tho rural drama, with Its eccentric comad y characters and • the rest of the distinctive elements til at go to make up this form of stage representation, will Uml much to uniuse and Instruct them In "Our New Minister.’* which made Its first appearance at the Elk's Opera House last evening. There are a plenty of laugh* and some tears,There are tho Inevitable rustic characters—tho vlllugo con stable. tho storo-kee||'r, the long tongued old maid, the drunkard who is making an honest elTort to reform, and there are two ministers—one crabbed, puritanical and heartless; tho other a sunny-tempered, liberal, manly young person with "advanced Wiens," who Instilled Into tho citizens if Hardscrabble, N. II., a higher con ception of religious life. Tho singing of Edith Mlllward was i feature that was vociferously ap plauded. Altogether, tho play Is O. K., and tho announcement that 'lie company would fill a return en gagement on April 18th was received •vlth pleasure. CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS. • CliKHK-rAllltlHll. An examination for the position of i derk (male and female) and carrier 1 (male) will bo hold tit the post-ofnce in this city on February 13, 1907, For application blanks, and for I full Information relative to the ex amination. qualifications, salaries, vacations, promotions, etc., address Secretary, Hoard of Civil Servlco Ex aminers, Post-Office, City. O. C. KEENEY. SEWER AND HIGHWAY. \Vhen there Is so much to bo done, is unf Ir to continually be howl mg for more; but ir does seem to ns, and many others huvo so ex pressed themselves, that the one most urgent thing before Bluefleld and Graham Is the Improvement of the road between, and the settlement of the sewerage question. We speak of these together because It would appear that the work of both can be done at the same tlmo to advantage. \s to the sewer, wo havo heard of several gentlemen in Bluefleld who hlnk they are being damaged, and hat the aid of the courts will be nvoked unless thero Is some begin ning made to abate the nuisance In he West end. Much moro delay. It s stated, will become too great a ax upon the patience of these men. THE GREEN EYED MONSTER. The Fairmont Wost Virginian says Huntington is “.Jealous of Fairmont In the matter of candidates 'or governor.” Couldn’t bo anything else, surely. As cities you’re both jealous of Bluefleld. •SENATORS ELECTED OR SAFE Delaware—Harry A. Itlchardson, Republican. North Carolina—F. M. Simmons Democrat. Colorado—Simon Guggenheim, Re publican. Maine—William P. Frye, Repub Ican. Massachusetts—W. Murray Crane. Republican. Now Hampshire—Henry E. Burn lam. Republican. Tennessee—Robert L. Taylor, Democrat. I Nebraska—Norris Brown. Repub lean. 'Montana—Juaoph ,\t lii.on. Ho ! oibllcan. COME TO BLUEFIELD. guy property In this town, ret not the opportunity slip. TTntold advantages Invite you here. JJvery business Intorest Ik growing, families nro moving In eoiiKtantly. Tustallmcnt plaiiH will help you buy JJvery Industry l» represented hero. Tfet nothing hinder your coming. J}o not delay. “The Prince of Pllsen," accepted throughout the KiirIIrIi speaking world as the standard musical com edy of the times, will be played at the Klk« Opera House next Saturday and the company ijprsenting It will disclose, it is promised, an average of vocal and acting excellence rarely shown In this lino of stage work. Many of those who will appear have been In the cast of this piny from Its inception; gome scored success In Mr. Snvago’s London production ol tho piece and were brought here es pecially to add strength to tho per formance. after live months of dls tlngulshed success at the Shaftesbury I beat re. To those who have already seen “Tho Prince of Pllsen.’* its re markable success both hero and abroad needs no extenuation. Frank Plxloy provides a humorous-roman tic story deftly Ingenious In Its com plications and picturesquely placed on the shores of the Mediterranean, un der the blue skies of the Hlverla. Such a btory was an Inspiration to the composer and from Gustav Lu ders, tuneful pen came a rush of har monies that fitted the lyrics and gave to the entertainment such song geins ns rue Message of the Violet/' “Pictures In tho Smoke," "The Song of the Cities," "Heidelberg," "The Tale of the Sea Shell," "Tho Pretty City Widow," and a dozen others. The cast will present Mr. Jess Dandy in the role of Hans Wagner, a Cin cinnati brewer, who Innocently has had i^-lncely honors thrust upon him Mr. Dndy Is the Ideal comedian for tho j^irt; his personality exudes hu mor and his facility In extracting the last essence of comedy from a topical or parody song gnvo him distinction as an entertainer long befotVi he foui bis truo measure in musical conn ly. * Ida Stanhope, dashing, cldc and ar.d graceful will be seen as the vivacious widow and this character has never been more charmingly out lined. Miss Stanhope scored decided ly in this character when she appear ed In It in New York two seasons ago. George Lydecker and Soars Storerjn the respective roles of the genuine Prlnco of Pllsen and the American Lieutenant are rocent ac quisitions of value whose excellent voices add largely to tho effect of tho performance. J. Hayden-Clarendon will be tho T^ord ShrlmpLon and, I Mario Welsh makes a dainty figure as Nellie Wagner, tho brewer’s1 daughter. Jeannette Dageard will sjnrkle In the uoubrolte part of sidoino. Albert I no Henson will piav Edith from V’asHur, polite Helena Del more enacts the hotel bell-boy, and Robert O'Conner will be the agile Francois. The choruses, the cos tumes, the stage equipment, and the ! ensemble work and pictures are fixed ut the high standard set and main talned by .Henry W. Savage for Uip every production. PEGGY BALLOU IN THE PRINCE OF PILSEN LOST:—January 16, a liver and white Pointer, 20 months old. A reward for return. Reward for con viction of thief, if stolen. Thos. N. Williamson, Graham, Va. WANTED: Seamstresses. —Phone 494. Bluefield Pant & Overall Factory. Bluefield avenue. tf WANTED: — Two heavy teams for street grading at Midway, West Blue field. W. D. ROBERT3, Agt., Graham, Va. Jftu. 11-tf. WANTED—For U. S. Army able bodied unmarried men between ages of 21 , .and 35; citizens of United States, of good character and temperate habits, who can speak, read, and write Engish. For information apply at Reuniting office, Bluefield, W. Va., / “Better Than A Cluster” . Ceiling clusters are r.*'cy; ary for general Illumina tion, and lor decorative effects, but when it comes to n question r-f getting1 light where you wont II. thero is nothing t.i . ; t.-k- the .!.o:o of the “Two-Balls” lamn-cord A ji.,!tcr. It saves your * ye sight, and e.ia Ich you to got in<;: • j lcasuro and profit out of tho cun ent you pay j •, tla.n ever beft ■ • '>■ npossiblo. Every w her in stores, rhop been rnthusia. ti*. im t i! •’ ties (. vie' -whether •i' !’ 'ii iho j urchastrs have <1 t. (f.idency and many economy. Come n d ] . i, . ;Yrion It ie its manj advantages to yo>., n 1 t y,.u pi ic< s for installing *6 Two Balls Adjuster 99 llW in f» Mtnrilc nrrrr’rf!.i''nt cent tin |i li htat a . I< where Uu ,-n th-i uinw vl O. I h • 1 l> - -.„ _..«l tlx- r part of in onli.-ipry r>> >nt L'll tkf ' Kr at cop room; nn inv. ' «• t tly iraS'it i!:ia an inranrica rin- It-nip \ 'll "stay put”any r. iii.il i .n 1 • earned to any y• * there in "nothin* to touch ' ’ ' a t • it ami trim. A nr< i i 1.51 • i*y, kit* li.-n or nick l« 11.-. conifionitorn, prcnnmcn. . ‘ ” . i > iii-ix i-or*. prcnnnion. rnnchiiiinl.j. ilmtichtninm, and workcm in every lino of tUKifwv*. I! yon in- -loctric ;y. you ree.l tho"TwoBalia.'* f-n request il y and full Information *1 i»! Kl-id:y in.tilrd aro enable to call. II w II CLIMAX ELECTRICAL k SUPPLY AND CONSTRUCTION CO. II II #* ** ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ 44 44 44 44 ** ♦♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦ ♦ 4 44 44 ♦♦ 44 4-4- 4 4 4 4 At Cost and Carriage. In Order to move all heavy stork off of my floor preparatory to making extensive mprovcinents to our ( Building, we will offer for a short time only the remainder of our line of heating stoves at eost and car • iuge. It is now mid-winter and heating stoves will be used for several months to come. To those who have gut to buy this offer is an exceptional opportunity to * save 25 per cent in purchase price. Our ine of heaters is the best on the market and it would be good business policy even though you do not need the stove this season v^to buy during this special sale and carry over until fall, as we not only will not have such offer to make at that time but owing to the heavy market advances all at ores Phone No. It. wil cost from 10 to 20 per cent more next season. In Conclusion we call your attenton to our line of ANCHOR RANGES. And request that if you are thnking of buying a range that you examine our line bfore so doing, as we know that we have THE BEST RANGE on the MARKET, and that the PRICE is RIGHT. M. O. WHITLOW, < v? 323, Princeton Ave., Opp. Freight Depot. Mem Lin FOR SALE, Store Fixtures, at once. Extra Counters Shelving, and 1 Large China display table Suit able for any buiness, at one-half original cost. THE 5 & 10 Cent Store Co Lnrlcrtalvc] s aiul Funeral Directors. Prices Reasonable,*—£>atis- i faction guaranteed. Day Phone, 196; Night ^ Phone 488J. rclephono Building, Bland Street. KELLY Sc MOYERS. v V x T t t $ t T t ♦ t n WimR"' J jniilin b-DEALERS IN'-, ■ WHISKIES, WINES, BRANDIES, ALES, BEERS. Porters and All Kinds of Liquors. FIRST-CLASS BILLIARD & POOL-ROOM CONNECTED. OUT-OF-TOWN ORDERS SHIPPED PROMPTLY WANTED:— 15 GOOD Carpenters. Apply to RUFUS B. BIRD, Buiding Cntractor. Princeton, W. Va.' B. B. HARDING, C. P. A. » - . Auditor and Methodizer, GRAHAM, VA. Watch This Space Foe Announcement of t-2 Price Sale! Thornton Clothing COMPANY. THE CA§H AND CASH PRICE STORE. The “Daylight Store,” Corner Princeton and Higginbotham Avenues, BLUEFIELD, W. VA.