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BLUEFIELD .J;
_OLtewoy to Pocahontas Goal Holds._
VOL. 1, NO, 266. lil.T KKI K1,1>, WEST VIKOINIA, FRIDAY KVKNIXi:. I’FBIO ARY S. l;»< 17. ~~~ "" PRICE TWO CKNTS
MONUMENT TO
ROUGH RIDERS
MEMORIAL NOW IN COURSE OF
CONSTRUCTION AT AR
LINGTON.
Washington. Fob. 7.—President 1
Roosevelt has been Invited to attend
the exhibition drill to bo given by
the Thirteenth United States Caval
ry at Fort Myer on Friday after
noon at 2:310 o’clock for the buetit
^be Rough Riders' national monu
ment fund and the Soldiers' Athle
tic Association of Fort Myer.
The monument, which Is to be
constructed of the be«t dark Ver
mont granite and Is to bo 14 foot
high, is now In course of erection
at Arlington Cemetery. It Is to be
almost an exact duplicate of *the
Rough Riders' monument at Las
Guaelmas. The shaft will have on
one side a bronze tablet four feet
In height by two feot In width, bear
ing tho regimental lnslgna of the
regiment, with the Inscription:
In Memory of the Deceased
Members of the.First U. S.
Volunteer Cavalry Span
lsn-Amerlcan War.
POLO ATJTHE RINK.
^^tffl^^lrescents and tho Stnra aro
^Ni^^mink tonight at nine-thirty
o’clock. Mr. JollifTo always endeav- J
ora to hav© something Interesting at
hie skating rink. If you wish to
spend a pleasant evening go and
have a good time.
EVERY VESTIGE GONE
AT THE BREAK OF DAY
Norflok' Va.f Feb. 8.—The three!
masted schooner on Diamond shoals
yesterday went to pieces last night
:iind no traces of her can be seen
I this morning. The crew have per
ished.
The wind continued high, with
la very rough sea all night, and there
was no posalblo chance of the life
savers reaching her.
There Is nothing known as to
her natue and destination, and no
idea can be give that would lead to
any solution of these questions ex
cept thnt from her position In
striking the shoals she was evident
ly bound south.
GIGANTIC LAND
FRAUDS IN THE WEST.
CALIFORNIA MEN OF WEALTH
AND INFLUENCE WILL HE
INVOLVED.
The San Francisco Call yesterday
said: Acting under Instruction from
President llooaovelt, Thomas II.
Neuhauser, an Inspector of the in
terior department, co-operating with
State Mineralogist Lewis E. Aubury,
has been [investigating land loca
tions in California, and has unearth
ed gigantic frauds which will be
mado the basis of criminal prose
cutions. The investigation will ln
volve men of wealth. Influence and
high social standing In California.
____ _
JAPANESE CORDI
ALITY UNSHAKEN
OFFICIAL NOTE OX THE SCHOOL
SITUATION ISSUED AT
TOKIO.
The view taken at Tokio of the
American Japanese situation arising
from the San Francisco school in
cident, Is illustrated by the follow
ing official statement, which was
Issued yesterday: "Since the talk
| of war was first transmitted from
America, wo have carefully watch
ed the development of feeling here
There has not been the slight
est excitement anywhere in the
country." The statement concluded
with these words: "The talk or
war Is completely ignored here, and
Implicit confidence is reposed in
President Roosevelt and his govern
ment. The ebullitions of the anti
Japanese press of America are pow
erless to shako Japanese cordiality
toward the United States."
mt
BUY PROPERTY
IN THE CITY.
When you buy property on the
"North Sido" you don’t have to ko
into tho country to get it. It is
hij{h and dry and close to business.
When people want town lots they
buy them In tho city, when they
want farms thoy to tho country.
These are some of tho reasons of
tho rapid wales of town lots on tho
North Side of Bluefleld.
THE HORRIBLE STORY
OF MRS. HARRY K. THAW.
Thaw told me ho loved mo and
wanted to marry me. I stared at him
for a moment, and then ho said
'Don’t you care for me.’ I said I
did. Then he asked mo what was
the matter. I said “Nothing.”
"Why won’t you marry me” he said
He put his hand's on my shoulders
and asked, “Is It. because of Stan
ford White?” afid I said “yes.” I
started to cry. Ho said he wanted
him the whole thing?
to ull him ho-v ;
<8l^^^nen rolnod tho circumstan
ce* of mooting Whit© in 24th street.
Said she went with a young lady.
It was In August, 1901 and she was
» little (over plx^oen. I nnked a
young lady where wo wore going,
and she said "It’s all right.” At the
top of tho stairs said she met White.
Said she next met White In a studio
•a 84th street and went from there
to lladlson Square tower. Then
told of meeting White in a photo
graphic studio In Sept, 1901.
Relating her experience there said
■ha posed until very tired. After
the photographers left they lunch
ad.
Next night she said she got a
not© from White to come to his
■tudlo for luncheon with some
friends after tho theater.
,Went down to 24th street studio
and found White alone.
“What do you think.” he wild to
me. "Others have turned me down.
Then I fold him I had better go
home. He told me 1 had better sit
down and have some fruit. So I
took off my coat and hat. Whit*
told mo he had other floors In the
garden and I had not seen all of hi«
placo. Ho would take me around
and shew me. So he took me up
■ome stairs to the floor above wher
thars were very beautiful decora
tlons and a piano. I played for him
and he look me in another room.
That room was a bedroom. She said
he persuaded her to drink some
champagne. A few moments after
I had drank the champagne there
began a pounding and thumping in
my ears and the room got black.
Mrs. Thaw was almost in tears at
this stage. When I nwoke my clothes
had been taken off mo. I started to
scream. Mr. White got up and threw
a kimona over me. As I sat up I
saw mirrors all around the bed. I
began to scream and Mr. White ask
ed me to keep quiet as It was all
over. When he threw the kltnona
on ine he left the room. I screamed
harder than ever. I don't remember
how I got my clothes on. Ho took
me home and 1 sat up all night cry
ing.
"Where was Mr. W'hite when you
recovered consciousnessV
"He was on the b<*d beside mo
undressed."
"What did he say afterwards?”
"‘He made rno swear I would nov
er tell mother about it. He said
there was no use In talking, and
the greatest thing In this world was
not to get found out. He said girls
in theaters were foolish to talk. He
laughed afterwards."
White made Mrs. Thaw promise
sho must never tell her mother.
"He snid It was all right, that there
was nothing so nice as young girls
and nothing so loathsome as fat
ones. . You must never get fat."
Mrs. Thaw said the effect of her
story on Thaw was. terrible. Ho
sobbed and walked the floor, stayed
all night Hitting In his room and
talking It over. She told Thaw she
could not marry him for White
would always know and would laugh
at him and talk Till* wasj the
second time Thaw proposed. Mrs
Thaw says sho beet me 111 at scho.V
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In 1903 and that an operation wa«
performed.
Jt8 nature was gone Into. Doctor*
did not tell her what wag the mat
ter. When sho recovered Thaw
took her and her raothor to ParlB.
Mrs. Thaw recovered her compos
ure after she had gotten over the
most sensational part of her story.
Many of the women In the court
room wero crying and almost In
tense silence prevailed. She told of
hor life as a model and of her ap
plication for a position on the stage
The first manager to whom she ap
plied said “It was not a baby farm."
She danced for the mannger and he
offered her a place. Thaw opposed
her going on the stage.
THAW DEFENSE
MAKES GOOD
PROGRESS
Evidence of the hlghiest Impor
tance to the defense was brought
out, and of equal significance was
the marked contrast of the proceed
ings with the fiasco of the day be
foro.
Thin served to focus attention on
Delphln M. Del mas, the “Napoleon
of tho Bar,” from California, under
whose guiding hand the conduct of
the defense assurmnl a “safe and
sane’’ aspect, such as waB highly
encouraging to Thaw’s friends.
District Attorney Jerome’s meth
ods were much less strenuous, and
it almost seemed as though he felt
that he had met a worthy foernan
in the calm and courteous, but cun
ning. man from the West.
When ho started to browbeat a
witness Mr. Dolmas appealed to the
Court for courteous treatment of
witnesses and the Court agreed with
him.
A threat on the part of Stanford
White to find and kill the "TMtfs
burgor” was testified to. Attorney
Dolma# answering Mr. Jerome's ob
jection with tho statement that he
Intended to take advantage of every
legal defense allowed In the State
of New Yok -“insanity, self defense
or any other legitimate Justify a
tlon of the taking of a human life ’’
That Thnw was considered "Irrat
ional’’ by several witnesses at the
time of the shooting; that an uncle
was nvane; that Evelyn NesbJt!
Thaw passed a note to her husband (
during tho dinner the evening of
tho shooting and that District At
torney Jerome has this note and re
fused to produce it at the demand
of the defense, were also established
by witnesses.
Mr. Jerome's refusal to heed the
request for the noto brought forth
a veiled rebuke and ft hint of dis
courtesy from Mr. Dolmas.
WILL MR. RYAN
BE HIS ALLY?
FINANCIKR MAY HAVF 1>RCI1)BI>
NOT TO OPPOHK TIIK
PRESIDENT.
Washington, FVb. 6.—Thomas P.
Ryan, of Now York, who created
something of a sensation yesterday
by calling upon President Roosevelt
at the White Honse^visited the
President again toda>^ It is known
that the President nml Mr. Ryan
have improved the strained rela
tions which have existed between
them ever since Mr.. Roosevelt, ns
Oovrnor of Now York, stopped on
Mr. Ryan's corns In the matter of
legislation affecting New York trac
tion Interests.
Paul Morton< president of the
Equitable Life Insurance Society. 1$
given the credit for bringing the
President and Mr. Ryan together.
The establishment of good diplo
matic relations between Mr. Ryan
and Mr. Roosevelt Is foreshadowed
here as meaning that Mr. Ryan be
lieves that for financial Interests I
furthr to oppose the president’s
policies Is hazardous, and stands
ready to co-operate with the Presi
dent rather than to fight him. The
President has repeatedly expressed I
the wish that men of wealth would
co-operate with him In policies which
he believes should become effective
In order to prevent ruoro mdical |
measures In future which will Injure
business seriously.
That Mr. Ryan has come forward
at thiB time is the more Interesting
because practically every other large
figure In the financial world Is bit
terly estranged from the President.
*** + + + ** + + + +
* COMMITTEE IS
REPUBLICAN. *
• -. . — * :
• The Judiciary Committee •
• of the Mouse, which renders •
• a strong report calling a halt •
• on Federal encroachment up- •
• on the rights of the Stales, ♦
• Is composed of 12 Itepuhll- *
• cans and 6 Democrats. •
• Judge John J. Jenkins, •
• the chairman who wrote the *
• report, la a strong Republican •
• and has been a member of the •
• Mouse for 12 years. Me Is •
• from Wisconsin. Ropregon- •
• tativeg George A. I’oarro of •
• Maryland. Is a member of the *
• commltteo. . Two of the oth- •
• er members are from Now •
• England, three from Eagtern •
• States, six from the Middle *
• West and five from the South. *
• This Indicates a strong sen- •
• tlment for State’s rights In •
• the Middle West. * •
• •
ADMIRAL DEWEY
SPEAKS
“Woro It to coiner to war with Ja
pan, of which | hnvo not see*n the
le*ast danger,” said Admiral De'eirge*
Dewey, a short time ago, “there
would be ^10 cause fe>r alarm. We
could get our navy Intel eastern wa
ters In six w'eeks, anel within two
weeks afte-r Its arrival the*re* the*
Japanse navy could ho swept from
the face of the earth
“If war shoulel he* declared,” he
salel, “tho Philippines would douht
1<*kh ho seized by the) Japanese, anel
possibly Hawaii. This could he
deme before we could reach the
scernej of actlein, but no sooner would
we arrive there than we ctild retake
therm. Our present navy Is amply
abler to deal with that of the* Ja
panese; anel to Insure no doubt of
tho Immediate Issue* In case of a
conflict.
“By this I do not moan that the
navy should ne>t b** Increased con
stantly, fe»r mone*y so spent Is thee
strongest possible* Insurance of
peace, and, ns an Insurance, we*ll
spent. But there* 1s no Immediate
danger. The*ro Is no denying ther
fact that Japan Is e*ntlre*ly exhausted
financially, anel It Is preposterous
to sup perse* that she* could finance*
an enterprise so monstrous as a
war with a powerful nation.”
The rarest American ee»ln Is val
ue*el nt $3000 by dealers It Is the*
N'ew Ye»rk doubloon. coln«*d In 17X7
by Ephraim Brasher, J**wele*r. Its
Intrinsic value is about $16. The
half eagle of 1X22 Is second In the*
1st., It has a record prle*’ e»f $2165
At Douglas, Ariz.. January 31, a
|ury hebl that the killing e»f a man
fe*r refusing te» give another a drink
>f water from hlg well iri the* middle
>f the.* desert was Justifiable.
PITTSBURG POLICE RAID
A SPIRITULISTIC MEETING
19,850 RAILWAY
VICTIMS.
LAItGK INdiKKASK SHOWN
OVKH Til It FT Sl MMKIt
MONTHS.
Washington, Fob. 8.—Accident
bulletin No. 21, which has Just boon
Issued by the Interstate Commerce
Commission for the three months
ended September 30. 1906, shows
the total number of casualties to
passngers and employes on duty to
hare been 19.860, us against 16,937
reported iu the preceding throe
months, making an Increase of 2,
913. The number of passengers and
eiuplayea killed in train ucoldonta
was 267, as against 194 reported in
the preceding three months, an In
crease of 73.
'I ho total number of collisions
and derailments In the quarter was
3,672 (1,891 collisions and 1,781
derailments), of which 269 collisions
and 201 derailments afTected pas
senger trains. The damage to cars,
engines and roadway by these acci
dents amounted to $2,932,760.
The number of passengers killed
In train accidents (62 In tIiIh quar
ter) Is large, though It Includes the
results of only three particularly
notable cases one collision and two
derailments.
The number of employes killed In
coupling and uncoupling cars and
engines was 81, being an Increase of
13 over those reported killed In the
last quarter.
Pittsburg. Pn.( Feb. s Armed
with pocket flashlights, a half doz
en detectives raided a spiritualistic
meeting in the Oakland residence
district, arrested the medium, the
"sprit" and twenty-three prominent
men and women who were partici
pating in the seance.
The "spirit" put up a hard tight
against arrest, but was Anally sub
dued by Detective Frank Moran,
former lightweight pugilist, who
knocked the "spirit" senseless.
Some further sensations are
promised when husbands and wives
who were not present discover that
their life partners have been con
sulting the spirits of dead friends
nnd sweethearts. At the Oakland
police station, where the prisoners
were taken in the patrol wagon, all
gave fictitious names. although
many wore known by sight to the
police, who little expected to pick
up such prominent persons.
For several weeks Mrs. Anna
Dloyd, medium, lias been conducting
weekly seances In a richly furnished
house. Superintendent of Police*
McQuado( detailed half a dozen de
tectlves to the placo. The officers
managed to get in with the rest of
ihe crowd. The llglitH were turned
out in the room where the seance
look place, and at last, a "spirit"
began talking to bis son who
wus In the room, and the de
tectives flashed their lights, reveal
ing female "medium” standing In
the center of the circle, speaking
through a megaphone.
BAILEY CHARGES'
SIDE-TRACKED
I i:\ \s I,h'(J|SLATOK.S DKCL1NG
TO III All COKK’S NRW
ai.lkoationr.
Austin. Texas, Fob. 7.—The Texas
Legislative committee selected to
examine the charge* Against United
States Senator Joseph VV. Halley to
day rr<i8o»i t«» admit for record the
charges that Representative Coko
desired to prefer against Senator
Malloy regarding alleged newly dis
covered financial deals. The com
mit tm* also sent a telegram to David
M. Francis, of Rt. Louis, saying that
they would expect him here Sunday.
1 his mxsage was sent nt tho Instance
of Senator Malloy when ho learned
that Mr. Francis Intended to lonve
for Panama soon.
TODAY’S THOUGHT,
There are a* many things In tho
store nds. today to Interest YOU
there are to Interest ANY OTHKIl
person in I ho city. Of course, Home
one else may FIND more of theirs
limn you <k^
A want n».’
■‘oxponHo accounl
Hnlonnmn!
Title 1h one of your 1
if your advertisement it
than that of any one of
petltora.
Olio railroad nionn npotwla $100,
000 a yoar lo nupply soap to the
wanhrooniH In ith roacliov.
PORTLAND CEMENT CAN
BE MADE ON BLUESTONE -
. The Chamber of Commerce pro- I
poses to encourage the inanufact are
of Portland Cement, and the follow
ing letter from State Geologist, i.
0. White, wilj be read with lute rest:
Morgantown, W. Vn. Feb. [», 1907.
Flat Top Chamber of Commerce,
Minefield \V. Va ,
My Dear Sir:
Your favor of January HI at. ban
Juki been received on my return
from a week’s absence. Our volume
III. on Clays, Contents, and Lime
stones would probably glvo you
much Information concerning the
mineral resources along the line be
tween Virginia and West Virginia. |
«
Mercer county, In addition to Its
vast coal resources, has a great
thlckncHR of limestone cast or tin
coal Held and extending along the
milestone for ninny miles. This
Greenbrier limestone foundation Is
1200 feet or -more In thickness, and
has very much material that would
make excellent cement, especially
when mixed with the proper shale
Ingredients vast «|t>autitles of which
accompany these limestones and are
present on either side of them.
These three tilings: namely, coal,
limestone, clays and shales for the
nianufactur of brick and the mix
ing with limestone In the manufac
turo of cement, arc tho three prin
cipal regourcca In Mercer ami Mc
Dowell countleH.
Very truly youra,
I. 0. WHITE,
Htuto Geologist.
It Ih IntoroatInK to note the ln
creaao In the uae of Por
mont. in 1900 eight m
were uvted In tho country
over llfty mill Ions. Jta g
in cement block and
for tho lining of tunn
and for plora In bridge
etc., makes It the moat anally mar
ket ted product In the country today.
AN AGGRESSIVE
FIGHT IS MADE
l»V WEST VIRGINIA AGAINST THE
CONTENTION OK VIRGINIA
IN THE HEIIT SI IT.
Washington, Feb. 8.- The en-t
gagement of ox Speaker John (I.
Carlisle to assist Attorney General
May In the Virginia bond suit means
that an aggressive fight, will be made
against. Virginia’s contention. Mr.
Carlisle is, perhaps, the foremost
lawyer who practices before the Su
preme court today. He Is a person
al friend of "praetbally every mem
ber of tbe eourt. He has met with
unusual success lu bis practice be
fore that body.
The time for the hearing In the
supreme court of the United States
of the demurrer In the ense of Vir
ginia vs. West Virginia, Involving
the debt, of the former state has
been changed from March i to
March 1 1, to accommodate Mr. Car
lisle.
ENOUGH DEADHEAD
LETTERS TO MAKE
POSTAL DEFICIT.
Washington, Feb. 8. If the Post
office Depart mnet were given credit
for all tiie service it renders the
Government the deficit In postal re
ceipts would practically |„. eliminat
ed. according to report of ti,0 House
Committee* on Post offices and Post
roads on the post office Appropria
tion hill which waa submitted to
the House today.
Tho Post office Department and
other Government offices In Wash
ington reported that for the vix
months ended December 31, 1906.
the postage upon tho matter they
sent through the malls would have
aggregated »2,286,4 27. Tho com
mlt.tee estimates that It Is fair to
assume $.r»,(t00,000 worth of mall
Is carried for the f.overnmcnt an
nually from Washington without
credit to the I’ostoffico Department
Tho deficit In tho I’ostoffice De
partment for the fiscal year of 1900
was $10,616,990' and the committee
estimates that this would bo entire
ly covered if I were possible to com
puto the amount of mall fyanke.l
hy Federal officials In till i»firts of
the country In addition to tho
amount of freo mall going out of
Washington.
Tho Increase in compensation to
tho employes of tho service, Includ
ing clerks, carriers In city delivery
unices railway mail clerks and ru
ral free delivery carriers aro prac
tically ns recommended by First
Assistant Postmaster flonernl Hitch
cock In his last annual report. Tho
aggregate nearly $9,000,000.
The report does not attempt to
estimate tho actual amount of cut
In pay to railroads for postal service
hut It Is generally believed by
members of tho committee that the
reduction will aggregate $10,000,
000. Tho total amount carried by
the bill Is $209,416,802.
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT
Balance of This Week
OFF TRUNKS, HAND BAGS, COMFORTS AND
BLANKETS.
ALL COPYRIGHTED BOOKS AT PUBLISHERS or
JOBBERS PRICES.
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not have to add a per cent for bad debts or collectors’
salary.
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THE SURPRISE STORE AND
THE 5 AND TEN CENT STORE.
.— ..
LIE.,ELD STATIONER
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