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Bluefield Daily Leader.
IIY THE THE LEADER PUBLISHING COMPANY. Incorporated. “Entered as second-class matt* r April 8.” 1906, at the poet office st Bluefield, W. a., under act of Co ogress of March 8, 1879.** Under the Management op - - - Tiios. B. (Jaknkk Four Dollars a Year. Two Ceuta a Copy. Business Ollicc: Bland Street, Nrxl Door tu Postoffice. Bluetiehl Telephone No. 503. Advertising Rates Made Known on Application • Rates Reasonable West Virginia Come to the Hills, The Land o7 Prosperity and O! West Virginia, Where Plenty. Has the Greatest Nature Lavishes Her Natural Resources in the Greatest World. Gifts The Greatest Anions all of the Stale's Varied Resources fs the Poca hontas t oal Field-k :>f this Vicinity. In the days of kerosene, gas and electricity the candle is pretty niuel forgotten, yet the value of its pro dust loti In 1906 amounted to fit 889,262. NefT, a carrier pigeon owned b> It. \V. Webb of Colorado Springs, es caped from ids home and -returned to the homo of his former owner. Mrs. L. M Holies, in Huston. In four days. Fairmont has already launched two candidates for the gubernatorial nomination on the Republican ticket. Fairmont is a remarkably productive field. Hut it should be warned In tlmo. If it really wants to hold the plain for excellence in the matter of gubernatorial candidates it will need to produce more than two. Hun tington will come to the fore In due season with three Republican candi dates and one or two Democratic candidates for governor. Hunting ton Dispatch. After conferring together Post mas tor-Genernl Cortelyou. Harry F New of Indiana, aiding chairman, and Elmer Dover, secretary of the republican national committee, give out that the office of chairman wili he filled at a meeting next Decem ber. In tins connection Mr. New has taken occasion to say that “If Vice-President Puirhnnk allows hi? name to be presented to the next republican national convention as a candidate for the presidency, and 1 take It for granted that lie will re celve tho hearty and unanimous sup port of tho Indiana delegation.” This ought to have u mollifying effect up on Mr. Fairbanks and htH followers. Major William Cook Daniels, of Denver, who has been for tho past six years exploring in New Guiena and studying anthropology, arrived yesterday on tho French liner La Savoie. Major Daniels served un der General Shatter |n tho Spanlsh American War. Ho has been made a fellow of tho Royal Geographical Society. “After little over a year spent in London,” ho said, *‘I fitted out an expedition, nnd with five scientists sailed for Australia. We chartered a ir»0-ton schooner and sailed from there to New Guinea. Wo traveled through that country, studying the iteople. their customs and their man ner of life. I spent two years in this work, and have gathered a mass of interesting data.” Major Daniels brings back a quantity of native skulls, bones and implements of war and domestic use. Ho has also many photographs taken in strange sur roundings. These will be given to museums here and In Great Britian. Ho has studied the native in evory phase of his life. Tho party had many exciting adventures. One in teresting thing seen was the native system of wireless telegraphy. They climb high In trees and make noises by striking the trunks that carry long distances. These sounds are re peated by others, and In a few min utes a message has gone many miles. At night they have a system of light signals. Major Daniels was asked whether ho had kept in touch with civilization while In the wilds. "I kept partly in touch," he re plied In a inatter-of-fast tone. "I heard that my wife had got a di vorco on tho ground of desertion and that she had married again."— New York Times. “THEODORE. THE MEDDLER.” The article In Pearson’s magazine for January, by James Creelman, en titled "Thoodore, tho Meddler," af ter Informing us that this Is what President Roosevelt Is called In tho hack rooms of Wall street goes on with these parallels: Rut tho samo thing was said of every strong man who grappled open ly with Ignorance, avarice, or op pression In tho history of tho world. Tho Romans said it of St. Paul when thoy beheaded him; tho Stuarts said it of Cromwell when thoy hung his exhumed skeleton on a gibbet; The Thirty said It of Socrates when they mado him drink hemlock; tho Diet of Worms said It of Luther; the Solg nory said It of Savonarola, and burn ed him in chains; tho Salamancan sagos said It of Columbus; tho Vati can said it of Washington, and tho greed of half a continent said It of Lincoln. Mr. Creelman would find it hard to prove that tho namo was used In several of theso cases. Tho Thirty were hurled from power four years before Socrates was condemned; his chief accuser had been one of their victims; their guiding sjflrt had been his favorite pupil, nnd they had tried to bribe him to their support with a share in their confiscations. It would be exactly as true to say that the democratic party kfept Tilden from the presidency. Later on wo have this statement: Mr. Roosovelt does not believe that weaklings, academicians or mug wumps can grapple with tho ten dencies of those times, but that suc cess can como only to vital red blood nnd fighting strength used fearlessly and constantly. Nobody knows better that Mr. Roosevelt that the mugwumps show ed rod blood and fighting strength In 1884, which produced a jVrmanerit revolution in American politics. INSANE PURSUIT OF WEALTH. Discussing recently at Carnegie Hall, New York, "The Evils of Sur plus Wealth’’ Dr. Felix Adler con tended that tho commercial spirit shown in tho accumulation of most of the vast fortunes is a species of insanity. The accumulators who take leave of human feeling In amas Bing wealth ought, he held, to be Hhut up In sanitariums until cured. The kind of commercial spirit re ferred to Is illustrated In tho adul teration of foodstuffs. In overwork ing small children and generally in the exploitation of the needs and vices of mankind. Dr. Adler con cedes that some multimillion for tunes are honestly acquired. By great inventions or by clear InBlght into business propositions, as well as by Inheritance, a good man may boeome tho lawful possessor of untainted millions, but very many of our mil lionaires are thought to have acquir ed their huge plies by abhorrent methods. They have only utilized, It Is true, existing commercial prac tices, under existing laws, but they havo profited by the defects of both. Tho morality of their methods is conceded and condemned, but such Is the demoralization of tho Ameri can commercial spirit that nearly every American, It is said by tho cyncs, is ready to confess that, had he the opjiortunlty, ho would get rich quick In tho samo ways. In a small country, with a different cult, small fortunes %re to be expected, but in a vast continent like the Uni ted States, where ‘‘'success*' means the acquisition of dollars and the aggregate wealth exceeds $100,000, 000,000, monster fortunes are a nat ural evolution. Lnws may bo do vlsed to mitigate tho offensive as pects of such accumulations, but tho only truo remedy Is to uplift Ameri can ideas, so that culture, knowledge and other laboriously acquired per sonal accomplishments will receive tho highest honor, rognrdless of wealth.—Raltimore Sun. THE MAN OF IT. Her bonnet was pink, I think, Or was It a shado of blue? Her Jacket was gray. They say— I’d tell you If I knew. She had on a velvet dress, I guess, Oh was it a velveteen? The bodice was shirred, I heard— I’d tell you If I had seen. “Where were my eyes that day?’’ You say, They were filled with her peerless grace; Her eyes were so bright (“That’s right) I saw nothing else but her face. —Lauren a W. Sheldon. ,Ho who has onco invited tho devil into his houso will never be rid of him.—German Reason Why. ¥1,406.000 ACCIDENT BENEFIT* which U ^ amount paI(, bf thfl TRAVELERS IN 1906, stands by Itself In the history of ACCIDENT IN SURANCE as a world record of ACCIDENT BSNEFITS paid during one year—an amount gseater than that ( any other tWo compAnim combined and in itself an invincible proof— First, THAT ACCIDENT INSURANCE la one of tre great protective necessities of modern life. Second 'I HAT '1 HE ACCIDENT polclles sold by the Travelers are nrost liberal and most carefully devised to protect their policy holders and that the Company Is actuated by a most just and generous spirit of adjust ment. which Is as Important a factor for the policyholder ae the terms of a contract. Third, THAT TIIE TRAVELERS, AS THE PIONEER COMPANY, has been advertised by Its satisfied policyholders and annually Increase* Its supremacy and Its prestige as the great Acoldent company of the world CLAUDE W. MOSS, District Agent. fHORNTON BUILDING, BLUEFIELD, W. VA. Try an Adin The Leader CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. CLERK CARRIER. An examination for the position of clerk (male and female) and carrier (male) will be held at the post-of fice In this city on Jan. 12. 1906. For application blanks, and for full Information relative to the examina tion, qualifications, duties, salaries, vacations, promotions, etc., addre-.s Secretary, Hoard of Civil Service Ex aminers, Post-Oflice, City. WANTED: At once, First Class Cook. Apply 84.4 Princeton Ave, or this of fice. R. Kemp Morton Attorney-at-Law, GRAHAM, VIRGINIA Read the Dally leader. I r -r •* c v ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ A FEW DAYS ONLY~ All Fancy MANHATTAN SHIRTS at and Be low Cost. No Reserve! ENTIRE STOCK TO SELECT FROM. (Z .50 Shirts Reduced to... I $2.00 » - >> . $1.38 • $2-50 » ” . $1.75 1 • $3.00 ” $2.00 • ^^^/'NCIES ONLY; No White Shirts included in above^^^ METROPOLITAN GENTS’ FURNISHING COMPANY. BULEFIELD, W. VA. BUY NOW AND GET CHOICE LOCATIONS FOR Yott* Home $10 DOWN $10 PER MONTH THE WAY YOU PAY FOR EUREKA LOTS They Are on the North Side and Are Ideal Building Sites for a Home Just Think & Prices $400»i $450 s ———— ■ And You Won’t Hesitate to Buy. A Chance for the Poor Man to Get a Home and the Rich Man to Make Money Big Improvement BEING DONE NOW ! Many NEW HOUSES COMMENCED IN THE LAST WEEK I he re Going Fast-Come Quick and Get Some c. O’Leary & son, General Agents, sasr