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Bluefield Daily Leader.
HY TIIK TUB LEADER PUBLISHING COMPANY. Tncokpokatkd. “Entered as second-class matter April Mh. 1906. at the post office at llluetteld. W. Va., under act of Congress of March 3. 1K79." I’ndkk tiik Manaqkmkntok - - Tiiou. It. Gannkr Four Dollars h Your Two Cents h Copy. Business UMIcri Maori street. Nixt nr.o* Fusli'fflce HltieMoM IN<». •'Vis Nf!vrrti«»mr K »te» M;ul. K«»o*vn >• \ ppi .*• •»i»n KitfM R mon« Me *.V #*at Virginia The I.Mini of I’mMpertty ai'<l Plenty. Ila^ the Cirentent Natural Resource** in th* \Vurkl < f'tt> *■ t«' 11 1111 !•* i >i \V« *»t Viryinin, Where fJreatfHt OiftH Surely giaTt lift* had some hard knocks lately. But the desire to g,U sonc-thing for nothing Is mighty persistent. and Its elimination from human nature may require a few more ayes. New York Sun. It Is to he feared that In spite of the blue laws Boston Is getting to he a wicked town. Visitors there are warned to beware of the timid girls who are afraid to cross the Common after dark. The kind heart'd straner who offers his pro tectlon Is pretty sure to mourn the loss of watch and purse Ja little later. Water has not touched Mnie Patti’s face for 17 years. She holds that water makes wrinkles, and for her smooth skin th.’inks the cold cream with which alone her facial nblulatlong are performed. On the other hand, Mrs. Corn wall Is-West (Lady Randolph Churchill) Im putes her splendid bloom to cold water and to her repudiation of nl! creams and cosmetics, which, she claims, clog the pores and make1* the skin dry and yellow. A tailor, whoso firm has been con ttnuously In business In Philadelphia for years, has compiled fron his hooks of measurement somo In foresting statistics. These show that the American In the past century has grown taller, stronger and slim mer—-greater In hlftht and in chest girth, less in the girth of waist and hips. The average chest of l 79r» was 3f> inches. It is 38 inches now The average hight was five feet seven Inches. It is now five feet 8 1-? inches. The lenth of leg has in cruised in the same | proportion The shoulders and chest have great ly developed. The waist, on the other hand has lost two Inches. Writing in the Koelner Zeltung Prof. Kiaatsch of Heidlcberg say that while examining some Austral nslan natives arrested for killing a whlto man !n Port Arthur, ho found that oiio of t!ic men had foot and hands of exactly th“ same shape and apponram■« as thufco of monkeys. TIi,. natives, on his inquiries, stated that In the hitherto unexplored re gions between the rivers Daly and Victoria numerous people have simi lar hands and feet, and otherwise bear a strong resemblance to large monkeys. This Is the first time that these characteristics have been discovered In a human being. Prof. Klant-sch is now starting for the re gion where these natives aro to be found, in order to verify the above statement. The discovery has awakened great Interest In the Ger man scientific world! ns It Is a striking testimony In favor of the Darwinian theory of the missing link.— London Mall. PUGILIST AND COMPOSER Over In Now York tho othor night there was hold a benefit for a brok en down, little prize flghter_ who for years had not done a day’s work except that. Involved in train ing for encounters with othor bruis ers The man had earned thous ands upon thousands of dollars in the art of pounding somebody else into insensibility, all of which he had squandered through tho dissi pation of drink and othor sorts of exercises. Plainly the young fighter should now he Independently wealthy, and ho would be had he exercised even tho common sense of a squirrel. In stead, he is a battered and poverty stricken derelict, and his friends— with a loyalty for which others can not help honoring them —arranged a performance to help him, and In ono way and nnother actually got together It is said, $25,000 for his maintenance. Iii a little country town of New (England there lives in poverty and the pitiful gloom of a darkened in tolled one or the greatest compos ers this Western land has ever pro- i duced. lie Is Edward MacDonald, , whose splendid orchestral works] have delighted music lovers both here and lu Europe. He labored for years In the Interest of art at salaries that never adequately paid for his genius. But he gave freely tho best there was In him, and that best was glorious. Them camo a mind diseased, and now there Is hope only of a long and peaceful twilight. A fund Is being raised for him, too. hut with all the work of a year or more It has not reached the proportions of the prize fight er’s reward. Are the people who pretend to love the “higher things” of life b's's willing to translate that love Info dollars and cents than those who r<»Kard a “mlir* as tho hlght of human enjoyment? They have far more money In the aggregate than those who rallied to tho sup port of Terry McfJovern, hut they have colder hearts. It Is a sorrow ful commentary upon the nllerf'd deslro for culture nnd the fine arts In this ountry that men and women all over tho land should not pour In upon th« promoters of the Mac Dowell fund all the money that the stricken maker of beautiful music, can over need. Certainly the “dend game sports” have set them an ad mirable example for liberality and appreciation.—Washington Times. WILLIE ON THE FAMILY’S WISHES. If pa rould only make ono wish and that wish would come true I’ll hot I know tho ono he’d make; I’ll tell It to you, too; Ho wouldn’t wlnh that ho was rich; he’d wish that ho could bo A Senator In Washington, because then, don’t you see, Ho’d bo as great as Webster was or even Henry Clay, And If ho was elected he’d be weal thy, anyway. If ma could have a wish—Just ono -—and get ltt too, you know. She wouldn’t wish for wealth, al though she does want money so; I’ll bet she wouldn’t wish that pa could alt upon a throne And sho could wear a queenly crown that would be all her own; She wouldn”t wish that pa was groat, so he could strut about; Sho’d wish that she was twenty-flvo years old and wasn’t stout. If sister Geraldine could wish one wish that gho could get, The first tlmo that I tried I’d guess what it would be. I’ll bet; Sho wouldn't wish that sho could have more beauty than sho’a got— Because sho thinks she’s pretty now •—I don’t say that she’s not— She wouldn’t wish for lota of beau* or any kind of sport; She’d wish sho had a title and was Introduced at court. If 1 could have 0110 wlgii—Gee. whizz! It wouldn't take me Ionic To study up the wish I d with—I'd make It Kood and strong. I wouldn’t wish I'd look so fine and grand that everywhere I ever had to go tho girls would stop and turn and atare; I'd wl«h I was the champion and every place I went Tho people all would know me aB “tho pugilistic gent." *—Chicago Record ONE OF WOMAN’S THOUGHTS. A woman thinks she Is unhaplly married when her husband objects to going out of the theater between tho not* and telephoning home to sco If burglars have broken In.— Mow York Press. SENATOR BAILEY’S THRIFT • _ • Senator Bailey's reputation for fine sensitiveness in tho matter of bis relations with quaal-publlc en terprises haw not been helped much by the facts disclosed at tho legls j lntlvo Investigation at Austin. Even 'bo beat friends of Mr. Bailey must j be forced N> the admis4lon that', conceding hlB entire honewty, the senator manifested n degree of thrift which furnished his enemies a plaus ible pretext for attacking him. The lesson of the matter Is that a pol itician—a Rtatesmnn If you like_ ' with safety to his reputation divide his energies between private nnd public service.—Chicago Chron icle. Tn proportion to bIz© tho homo fho smallest stomach of any quadruped. NOTICE. To Contractors and Builders: B© It known that the members of tho Carpenters Local Union. No. 978, of Bluefleld. W. Va.. have changed lta rat© of wages and hours "f work—Nine 19) hours to consti tute a days work, and wages to be eight (8) cents more on the hour. Effective April 1st. 1907. 8. L. PAYNE, R L. AUSTIN. 8 J. OIBSON. Committee. J*n. 30th, 1907. NOTICE OP MEETING OP STOCKHOLDERS Notice Is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the Louisville Coal * Coke Com pany will be held In the ofllce of Jones, Watts * Company, Law build ing. Lynchburg, Virginia, at 10 o’clock a m. Tuesdday, February 19th, A. D. 1907. This January 27th, 1907. ISAAC T. MANN, President J A f III S COLLINS, Secretary. Damn l'ltuc brlngi} rones.—German. He lose* leant In a quarrel who keeps bis tongue in cheek.—Dan ish. I AM AGENT For 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 Packed in squares and solid Prompt Delivery. FRANK BARRY, Phone 93. Pulaski St. m SWAN CO. Undertakers and Funeral Directors. Prices Reasonable,—Satis faction guaranteed. Day Phone, 196; Night Phone 488J. Telephone Building, Bland Slrect. WHY BIFFKIS KIl'J.M RUGt’MATWM ! Do you know that rheumatism cai b« relieved? If you doubt this Jus* , try one application of Chamberlain’ Pain Balm. It will make rest am. | «lo*P possible, and that certainly means a gieat deal to any one af 'dieted with rheumatism. For sale by all druggists. Read the Dally Leaoor. R. KEMP MORTON, ATTOHSKV-AT LAW, Graham, Va. B. B. HARDING, C. P. A Auditor and Methodizer, GRAHAM, VA. I — Reason Why. ? 1,406,000 ACCIDENT BENEFITS, whlch tbe amount pald by TRAVELERS IN 1006. .land. b, ll,eIt ln ,b„ bl„lory of ACCIDEST ,N. SUIIANCE a. a world record of ACCIDENT BSNEFIT3 paid during one year—an amount gseater than that t unv r any other two companies combined and in Itself an Invincible proof— Fire., THAT ACCIDENT INSURANCE I. on. of Ire groat protect.,, necessities of modern life. Second THAT THE ACCIDENT polcllM ,ol(I by tbe Traveler, ar„ Boat libera, and tno.t careful., de.leed to protect tbelr pol.c, bolder. a„d that tbe Couipau, I. actuated b, a tno.t ,u.t and generou. rplrit of adju.t meat, which I. a. Important a factor ,ur ,b. pol.c,bolder a. the term, of a contract. I bird, THAT THE TRAVELERS. AS THE PIONEER COMPANY, has been advertised by Its satisfied policyholders and annually Increases Its supremacy and It. prestige as the great Accident company of the world CLAUDE W. MOSS, District Agent. i’HORNTON BUILDING, BLUEFIELD, W VA y y y y y y y y y y 4 y y y y y y y y y y y t y y y y y y y A FEW DAYS ONLY. All Fancy MANHATTAN SHIRTS at and Be low Cost. No Reserve! ENTIRE STOCK TO SELECT FROM. c I V. .50 Shirts Reduced to. *1 *200 " ” .$L38 52 60 ” ” . $1.75 $3 00 ” ” . $2 0Q FANCIES ONLY; No White Shirts included in above. e METROPOLITAN GENTS’ FURNISHING COMPANY. BULEFIELD, W. 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