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Blue field Daily Leader.
BY T1IK THE LEADER PUBLISHING COMPANY. I NCOKIMIKATKI). “Entered as second-class matter April Sth. 1900. at thy post office at Blucfleld, \V. Va . under act of Congress of March 3. 1X79.” L’nokk thk Manauk.mkmt OK - TllOS. H. (iAKNKK Four Dollar* a Year. Two Cent* a Copy. Business OiiicHt iil.*ud Street, Pit *1 llroi In Poxtulflce. Iilu**tip)(| THcphnn** No. “iOCi. \ «l vert tsi n Rates >1 .* 1 *• Knim.i in • ion CH K HHOtIM t>te Went Virginia The l.aiiil ot 1’iuHpi‘i 11 > nml Plenty. M«h the (»iea tent Natural IVe^oure**** >»i t*" World 1'oim- l*< ; . |«ill* C)t \\ • el \’ ii j1 mu. W Nh If I t* 1 H v IhI<«** Ml • itciitrut 3ifi* h**r« T "Fortunately for the country, its population is Increasing more rap idly thun the railroads ran kill It off." Emperor William Is sending Wal derman von Sell: < k to the I’nited States to study the commercial and financial situation here, upon which subj»*cts he has been at work In the German Foreign Office. The Em peror is also sending at ills own I lexpe?iH*». six army officers to f.he United State for several months' travel, for their general benefit King Oscar of Sweden, Is one of the most remarkable of European monarchs. nosides being a volumi nous writer ho la a first-rate musi cian, an expert linguist, a good speaker and an all-round sportsman In his younger days Ilia Majoty wns possessed of a fine tenor voice nnd bad necessity demanded, he could easily havo made a substantial In come as a vocalist. He la nlso do voted to the sea. having been him wolf reared a sailor.. Wu Ting-fang Is almost forgot ton. although ho was the best-knowr Chinaman In tho lTnitr<l States onl” a fow yoars ago. It la reported from China that he has retired com pletely to private life, after serv lng on the Imperial hoard of foreign affairs and for a short time In a minor office. The rumors that he Is too modern to get on well with those in power may be well found ed, although Mr. Wu pleads 111 health as the reason for his with drawal from the public service. The monetary circulation of the country was Increased during the past month by a little over $19. 000,000, and during the year end ing February 1 the increase exceed ed $3 2 2,000,000. The circulation per capita is now $33 90—the high est ever known In this country. Yet there Is great complaint of a soar tty of money. The trouble Is of ours** not n scarcity of money, but of capital in relation to demand, \vhl< h Is reflected in the money mar ket. The\ have pot so far In an an (smoke nuisance crirsado tit Pltts I burp as to Indict the hip Jones & Lauphlln steel company. . It la not so much as a menace to health that the smoking over of cities has been objected to ns a discomfort and In jury to clothes and houses and so on mu i no i.onuon ijnncei a mod leal journal. Is presenting the smoko nuisance as a direct Injury to health. It has found from melt ing show gathered on tho roofs of London houses that every gallon contained some 5.6 grains of am monia. chlorine, sulphuric acid and tar compound, whilo an analysis of melted snow gathered out In the country beyond tho smoko area lelded results almoat. exactly like listllled water. People who breathe •mi air laden with smoko from fac 'ories are evidently taking Into their system a variety of unwholesome *md Injurious gases and substances. WAGES OF SIN Again hns the wages of sin been loath, for a ijuarro] over Illicit love made Mabel Conger Stanley mad with despondency this morning, and after giving the address of her fam ily to R. A. Stephenson, the man with whom she n'tarrelod, she went to her room at 56 West Maple street and placing the cold steel barrel of i thirty «>!ght caliber Colt revolver to her white forehead, pulled the 'rigger and an instant later her soul fled to eternity. The hall crashed through her brain, fracturing her skull In sev eral places and <,aiming instant death. Miss Conger was a first cousin of K. II Conger, former United States Minister to China, .and one of the most prominent diplomats of the present duy. On July 13. 11*0 4. she tried to end her lifo by drinking laudanum. After taking the poison she boarded a stieet car and rode to the county hospital. Informing the doctors there what she had done she requested a bed upon which to await death. The following verses. entltled 'The Ending of Sin," wore found In her purse, and these she placed upon her breast this morning before fir ing the fatal shot: THE RXIHXfl OF KIN. And you said you loved nu>. darling And swore by the heavens above That the Lord and all His angels Would 'sanction and bless our love; And 1? I was weak and wicked, niv love was pure and true. And sin Itself seems a virtue If only shared by you. tied says love one another. And down In the depths of hell Will He send the soul of a woman Ilocause sho loved and foil! I know that my beauty l» fading. Sin furrows tho falroyt brow; And I know that your heart will weary Of the face that you smile on now. You will take a bride to your bosom After you turn from me; You will alt with your wlfo In the moonlight And hold her babe on your knee— Oh, Ood, I nevor could boar It! It w-ould inaddon my brain, I know. And so, while you love mo, dearie, I think F had hotter go; It Ir nwoeter to know my darling. To know as I fall asleep, 1 hat some one will mourn and mlaa me, That womo ono !g left, to weep. Than to dlo as F should In tho fu ture. To drop In the street some day, Unknown, unwept and forgotten. After you cant me away, Perhaps the blood of our Savior Can wash my garments clean, Perchance I may drink of the waters That flow through tho pastures green. Mabel Conger Stanley’s life has been one of successive sorrows, len til tho last few years she tried toe forget all. and plunged Into the pace that kills with such a reckless fury that she attracted the attention on all fiido from devotees of that, life. Mabel Conger Stanley was a very beautiful woman. She had a deep, rich. Southern nccent was cultured, and showed her high education whenever she spoke. Hut there was something in those dreamy brown 'ye.s of hers that spoke louder than iny words of a soul-racing sorrow, ind whenever she would talk of her lonie and her past tears welled into thorn and coursed down her full, ’air cheeks. Tho early story of the girl’s life roads like a romance. Reared with ♦>very luxury hui rounding her that wealth and culture could afford, with her beauty she wiu the relgn ln»? hello of Waco, Texaw, her home. Adjoining the colonial niamtlon «rf the Conger* was the homo of Col. Henry Fullerton, a noted officer In the Civil War. and his won, John. :tnd Mabel (i^~ trer were nwoethearts from childhndcll They were engaged to be marrhVrand. at the outbreak of fho Spanish-American War, the youth enlisted and, ns a Captain In his home regiment, went away, while the beautiful Mabel Conger bade him a fond adieu. \ carnival came to \Vac0 while Mio war wan on and Mabel Conn er Rn<l a party of frl< nds wont to It "M" fight. Stanley was there with «»«k< of the companion exhibiting and be soon arranged It so that he met the belie of Waco. After a short courtship he mar i led her. Great was the opposition of the family, but the couple seem ed happy und they lived at the Con ner homo. \V hile anticipating a happy ovent the young woman wa.s thrown from a cart In which she was driving one day, and she was hurried to New ^ ork, for a delicate operation had to be performed at om-o. Three months were spent in the hospitals of »ttd veerythlng that money could do was done for her. Since then the abdominal trouble that resulted has mused fourteen operations, and she ytald only yes terday thnt she would have to go to a hospital In March to have an other. rite kinship to United States Mln flfder Conger is ns folfowsa Tho Hiilclde was a daughter of Edward H. Conger. He |8 a brother of Loren this Conger father of the Unl tod States Minister. NOTICE. T° Contractors and Builders; Uo it known that the members of the Carpenters Local Union. No. 976- of niuefleld, W. Va.t have changed ltH rate of wages and hours "f work—Nine (9) hours to consti tute a days work, and wages to he, eight (8) cents more on the hour. Effective April 1st. 1907. S. L. PAYNE. H L. AUSTIN. S- J. GIIiSON. Committee. Jan. 80th. 1907. NOTICE OF MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of tho Stockholders of tho Louisville Coal * Coke Com-i i-any will bo held in (he office of Jones, Watts & Company, Law build ing. Lynchburg. Virginia, at. 10 o’clock a. m. Tuesdday, February 1 9th. A. I). 1 907. This January 27th, 1 907. ISAAC T MANN, President. JA I Itl’S COLLINS. ‘Secretary. Time brlnga ro»oa—German. He loses least In a quarrel who keeps his tongue in check.—Dan I AM AGENT i'or two of the largest But terine concerns in the coun try. Good Terms and lowest prices obtained for those who favor me with their or ders. Am also wholesale dealer in the Finest CREAMERY BUTTER j Packed in squares and solid Prompt Delivery. FRANK. BARRY, Phone 93. Pulaski St. THE m CO. I n dor takers and Funeral I )i rectors. Prices Reasonable,—Satls faet ion guaranteed. Day Phone, 19f>; Night Phone -188J. Telephone Building, Bland Street. WHV NIFFKK FKO.M ItllKl'MATISM? Do you know that rheumatism cai. be relieved? U you doubt this Just try one application of Chamberlain’* Pain Balm. It will make rest and sleep possible, and that certainly means a gieat deal to any one af* fllcted with rheumatism. For sale by all druggists. Read the Dally Leader. R. KEMPJfORTON. ATTOKNKY-AT LAW, Graham, Va. bTb. HARDING, C. P. A Auditor and Methodizer, GRAHAM, VA. Reason Why. 11,406,000 ACCIDENT BENEFIT'S, which 1. th. .mount paid by th. TKAVELERS IN 1006. .tend. b, lt*lf |n Q, OCCIDENT IN SURANCE a. . world record of ACCIDENX BSNEFITS p.ld during one yeur-.n .mount ....ter tb.n th.t , >Iiy other two comi,tnlc, combl„ed and In Itself an invincible proof— First, THAT ACCIDENT INSURANCE I. on. of tr. great protect.,, necessities of modern life. Second THAT THE ACCIDENT poldle. ,„|d b, the Tr.r.I.r. .re noet llber&l .nd mo.t carefully d.rlmul to protect their policy bolder. ,„d th.t the Company I. actuated by a mo.t Ju,t and g.nerou. rplrlt of adjuat inent, which Is as Important a factor #,-.•> *u ., . .. v Mui. ■ iseior for the policyholder as the terms of a contract. Third. 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