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— Gc-lewny to Pocahontu* Goal Field* A—J?- ^ i >1.1 l.l- 1 l-Ll >. \\ ' s j_AA!illJ_AJ-A_ J \ l.^PA\ l.\ K\ 1 \( r>. imut. PRICE i’WO ('KNTS. CHARLESTON IS SWEPT BY REFORM MOVEMENT AGAINST RING RULE. FOB AMERICAN PEOPLE. POPE PRAISES MGR. IRELAND SKNI>S RKGAKIts TO I’ltKSI I |',M' THitot GH msiior MAX Rome. March 18. Pope Plus to day received In private audience Rt Rev. Thomas O’Gorman. Bishop or Sioux Falls. S. I)., which is in the Archdiocese of St. Paul. During the conversation Pope Pius said that Archbishop Ireland's discourse last December on “Church and State In France” was a strong presentation of the Franeo-Vntican conflict. “Although I know it caused some displeasure." his Holiness said. “Archbishop Ireland was correct ns to the remote causes of the con flict when he said that *h«* French clergy and leading Catholics failed by not following the advice of nij illustrious predecessor.” Pope Pius generally praised tin American episcopate for its stand on the questjon between France and tin church. He spoke In the strongest way concerning the expulsion fron France of Mgr. Montagnlni, secre tary of the Papal Nunciature, add ing: "Willie under that grief my Hr.’ consolation was a cablegram from i- America. Guess from whom?” Aftei a pause his Holiness himself an swered the question, savin;-,: From Archbishop Ireland.” The Pope also spoke of the church in the Philippine Islands, and com pared the attitude of the Unite. States .there with that of Franc saying that tin* action of the United States was the way government; should settle mixed political and re ligious questions. His Holiness asked Mgr. O’Oor man about President Ronsevit and expressed pleasure to hear that in was satisfied with the solution ol the Philippine ques'ion. He i « requested Mgr. O’Gorman to pr* »u • his regards to President lion . -it The Bishop informed Pope pin* that Mrs. Dougias Rotiinson. of New York, sister of President Roo volt, would arrive in Rome derinc A Holy Week, and requested hi Holi ^ ness to receive her. The Pontiff answered: “Natur ally, I shall he delighted. All doors shall be open to her. You must ac company her.’ After his audience with the Pope Mgr. O’Gorman visited Cardinal Merry del Val. the Papal Secretai of State, in his new apar'merit md congratulated him, saying: “Yon left art behind, but got into com fort.” TO CAPTURE TI.LTNOTS . Ml?. ROOSKVKI/T WANTS T< NAMK MIS OWN SI C CKMHOlt Washington, March 19. Ah n re ault of the conference between Presl dent Roosevelt and Oovcrno I>en een, of Illinois, yesterday, |r Ih sai l that a complete* understanding h< fween the Federal Adminlsfia'lon and the State* machine* e>f f 111 no j ■ will he established, which means a strong fight should any of »rt he made to nominate for Pre-.|de*n i man opposed to the pc>1l<ic>s of th< President. k The President I not urgln * flv mrnominal ion of any man, h'tt he- Is / too good a politician not to take early steps to strengthen his post tlon. He In mightily Intere? ‘c>d In I the railroad program he* Is mapping J out for the next Congress, nnd I very enthusiastic, about It This will I t he submitted to Congress when if meets next Dece-mher, nnd on the action of that body will largely d< - i, |»enel the alignment for the next n s tle»nal eonventlon. H< ctofore* the Preslelent has been acting win, w'-.nf Is known as the "Federal n lehlne" of Illinois, which consist* of 8e*n I actors callom nnd Hopkins, l Cannon, Representative l^rlmei a id f the Federal officeholders. Although I Governor Deneen stands for the I things that President Roosevelt f stands for. the president and the Oovernor had never met. f 'HOW TOWN WAS SHOT ur _ l>IS<T! AICGKM NKCaltO KOf,l>(i:il SAID To HAVK MAIlK A <o\l KKSION. \ Galveston. Texas. March IS.—The t alveston News today printed the ■ r« <1 confession of a discharged -ro soldier in explanation of the 2 .tdnlght riot of negro soldiers of the wenty-ilfth Infantry who "shot up * Brownsville. Texas, August 13, 1906. I lie News says ji statement was made hy one of the discharged negro sol diers, and that afler seven mouths of Investigation by the authorities < tht* 1 ititerl States what nppoars to » • the true version of the riot has me to light. The discharged sol •r admits that he participated in : oe riot. This man has been living i-* Galveston since lie and many oth • s of the Twenty-fifth Infantry were .. c harged without honor by order of I resident Roosevelt from the mlll • ry service. According to the alleged state N'Mif. the outrage was not premedi ated. but was the result of an alleged injury done one of the sol-' 'I. rs by a white man in Brownsville ■ ’’out half an hour before the riot started. The negro, the story says, \ at struck oy the white man at a f-aor! in Brownsville. The negro. ’ turning to the barracks, seized Ills rltle and announced that he was go i >g to kill the white wan. Several < ther negroes promptly volunteered t.» go along to wipe out old scores again*! white citizens on account of Injuries they had suffered. The neg roes. It was stilted, retarded to the barracks after committing the as sault on flie town, snd many sol llers assisted In the hurried clean ing of the guns for the Inspection which followed soon after the shoot ing ceased. According to the alleged confes.sion, the soldiers from onlv >*»»«• company of the Twenty-fifth ln ';m try participated In the riot, nl Giourli nearly an entire battalion. ter discharged, knew that, soldiers iad thine the shoot tag. ii ’* negroes neionglng to 1 hi. battalion enlisted in Galveston during tiie summer of 1 f»06 and ro utined to 'he city after being dis charged from the army. The re lumed soldiers, it 1s said, wore ad viced by negro politicians to avoid i “Wrsji.iper men, !>ut two reporters finally procured tiie alleged confes dnn through the fa< * that the negro concluded that they were United States Secret Service defectives and let tiie secret out. The man who talked said his name '•;.s 1). C Gray and that he was formerly a private In Company B, io tiie Twenty-fifth Infantry'. SAYS IN’FORM A NTH Wll.h I1K HAFK. Washington, March 10. Senator H rn.au, of North Carolina, who Is member of he Senate Committee on Military Affairs, which Is Inves tigating the “shooting up" of Browns vllle, tonight, when shown the dis patch from Galveston, said the com mittee received Information two week ago that a former member of the Twenty-fifth Infantry had cx pre -<-d a willingness to make a full confession if he could receive some assurance from tiie Government that i 1“ would he protected, Ren a tor Over man says that tills Information was forward* d to Re* rotary Taft, with | tic uigtost ion that It lie Investigated i bv the War Department. “All the ■discharged troops who tell the tnUh ' about th» f> Ir," said th** Senator, i “will cor la Inly he protected by th** Government.” Isaac Wallnch, n philanthrope* 1 whose se.-vIc'M were principally dl rected ♦*> ih*' needs of his own t *o . pie. the Jews, <1 led In Now York city Friday, at the at'** of fl5. fie was b*>rn in Germany In 1*12. was i"ought bv his parents to this coun ry when a rhibl. and was educated I a* Hartford. Gt He removed when a young man to New York city, and , was In th*' dry goods business up to the day of his d- atb Mr. Wai , b*> h early Interested himself In do ing good, he became a director of VU Plnnl hospital in 1*77, when o'. yea old, was made president i i in 1H7P. nt *1 held that office until (.Fnnu:iry I N when he resigned be- , ( cause of falling health. . , WILL SAY THINGS OF ROOSEVELT. BURTON TO FLAY PRESIDENT i:\-SKN ITOIl Wild, STAIIT IWPFH ON C.'KTTINU Ol T OF JAIL. St. I.ouis, March 19.—Joseph U. Burton, formerly 1’ntted States Sen ator from Kansas, who has been in Jail at 1 ronton. Mo., since October 22 and whose prison term expires next Friday, is going to start a news paper at his home In Abilene, Kan. for the sole purpose, he asserts, of “giving the President h Burton says be will . ;. >ome amazing tilings to say a! House volt and tiie way in which t . wheels nr© lubricated and run at Washlng Lon. Friends of the ex-statesman, who was convicted of having appeared be fore Washington department in the Interest of a St. I^iuis get-rich-quick concern, say that lie has good flnan ial backing. The paper will be a weekly and will be called the Home Buie. Burton was sentenced at the ter mination of ills second trial here to six months’ imprisonment and to l»ny i* title of $2,500. in accordance with the Federal statute concerning good behavior he lias been granted i respite of one month. Ho will not lie kept in jail to serve out the flne, lint it will he hold over him as a civil lodgment. • EASTER HAT MUST HAVE LABEL < m< \<;n UNION MILMNHItH hcokk iuxisim; VIUTOHY. _ Chicago, March 19. Easter lints T Chicago must bear the union la bel. The Milliners' Union hns sent ortti Its mandate. Unless tills man late be con)])lled with, many an as !finished pastor may tie confronted '•ith a divided and whlsporing con gregation on Master morning ,ac-» ording to Mrs. Eleanor linker. Mrs linker was elected president of the Milliners’ Union last week. Nor must the label bo hidden. It Hill not do to bury the mark of the oilers under the mass of (lowers. Eaeh chur< b In the city will have* its "business agent.'' from the union, •nd wearers or bonnets will be sub leeted to sharp scrutiny as they pass In and out of the Gothic portals. The "huslrioss agents’’ nit mthlng more than take notice may follow the plan of other mnmm start boycotts on wearers of non inlon millinery. Mrs. Tinker, the president of the union, said that she would make' Immediate demands upon tnanufac urers for the adoption of the label.' ■the did not say that she would de mand the "closed shop." HE RODE WITH MOSBY COMMIT CIIF.W, OXK OF TIIF F\ MOI H It.WHI CH. IH l»F/\l». Chnrlof.fon, W. Va , March 10. Cohort Chow died horo this morn ing. aged 6 1 years. Ho wan horn in fxMidoun county, Virginia, but had lived In Jefferson county since III early boyhood. He wns ono of Mosby s Hangers and was wounded In a skirmish rfear Leesburg, Vtt, Imt again reported for duty and served f„ the end f*T the war. Miner* then ho had been actively engaged In farming. He was at the lime of Ills death president of the Farmers and Merchants Deposit Company. Ho leaves two brothers Col. C. Preston Chew and Aldridge Chew and two sisters Mrs. Robert Karl and Mrs William O. Norris. The Monitor defeated the Merrf tnne with shot a ml shell after a ter-' Iflc bat tie. Monitor Culver I red Flour with quality, defeats whole fleets of ompet|tors and grow* more popular 'very day. — DEMOCRATS ELECT ENTIRE TICKET l.KT TIIK C(N)|I PKOriiK OF IILVKFIKLO SFFAK Ol’T FOlt <iOOI> (iOVKHNMKXT Lot the citizens of Bluefleld fol low the example of Charleston and dean out the gang that ha. Infested «»ur municipal government so long.' On general principle* tha leaches who have feasted on (he emolu-j ments of office In this ctt\ should retire. They have been In office so long that, through the natural evo lution of things, they have become lo think that they ure wards of the city and have grown to believe that tho\ ran govern and manipulate to suit themselves without consulting the wish os of the people. Let the citizens of Rluofldd be encouraged bv the result in Charleston; let them gunrd their Interests and rte mnnd a square deal In all municipal! affairs for a cleaner and purer gov-1 eminent of our affairs. While the reform movement Is sweeping over the country, let us. like Charleston, redeem our city and put n*w men* at the helm. Charleston wins nl glorious victory; lot. Rlueflold do likewise. Thirteen hundred majority for Democracy and refoc . That ought ’<> stimulate (lie good govern ment movement In Bluefleld. lCvery man to his place and ring rule In Minefield will bo numbered among 1 he things of the past. JEROME CLOSES THAW TRIAL FOR STATE _ wiiji ritoiiAitiiY com 11 is kii»i«: t< v * h° Thaw trial is drawing near <» a close and It Ik thought that Del nMl8 "'ll conclude hlK evldeuee to day. It Ih now believed that the last .'ord of evidence may be uttered in the ease to-day. |n that event the summing up by Mr. Delenins for the defense will begin Wednesday morn ing. District Attorney Jerome will toply on Thursday. Justice Flt/.ger old may proceed immediately with his charge to the jury or he mny do lor It until Friday. Futons the un ' xpeeled happens there should he a •‘udlct by Friday night. FIND KID NAPPERS’ CAMP WAS A I * I * A ItF\TliV FSI.D |»Y AU DI < TOItS OF >1A It \ I \ HOY. I Dover, Del., March 19. Two 1m fortnnt discoveries were made today by the detectives tracing the kld-j nappors of 4 year old lioraco N.l Marvin, who In now believed to have been stolen from the Hay Meadows arm of his father I 1 days ago. While searching the outskirts of the farm early this morning they 'ame across a deserted camp, which ' liey believe was used by Ihe kidnap ; rh of Ihe little boy the day he was abducted. The ramp Is only a few* hundred feet, from the haystack where the hoy was last seen, and Is: k( reened from sight of the farmhouse| ' clumps of cedar trees. |t Is on a parallel line with the mound of - w. n the Delaware bay shore, while following the movements of a boat which they believed to he the mys terious black hulled sloop that was -cared off Kills Hammock yesterday afternoon, the detectives found an earlock This may have been lost b> the kidnappers, according to the theory of the defectives. In their hur ry to escape from the farm with the stolen child. The oarlock Is a type seldom used by the fishermen of either Little Creek or Kitts Ham mock. If Is In the hands of detec tives and may prove an important factor in the Identity of the kidnap pers and the restoring of the hoy to Ms grief-stricken fa'lie1. Although nothing was found In the camp or on the neighboring ground which would prove a vital clue for the detectives, Its discovery appar ently dissolves all previous heorlos • hat the boy met with accidental rleath on the farm land and that his bodv lay dead In some unsenrehed ditch or water hole along the sea marches. Mr. W. W. and O O White, of Lashmeet, this county, are In the Ity, buying goods for their store IS II SPECTACU LAR SHOWMAN. LESSONS FROM DOWIE’S LIFE KKV. M It. BEHESFOIll) SAYS “El.l.l All II" l|\S NOT COME IN VAIN. Uev. A. H. Boreeford. pastor of the llnlvcrsallst Church, Cullford avenue and Eanvulo street. Baltimore, dis coursed lust eveenlug upon the ••Passing of Dowle, Elijah III." In part, ho said:. The Cngllostro of our age has passed to his Judgment. ‘Clay, clay, clay and not very noble day nt that.’ are the words written hy the mystic lingers of fate upon the wall of his tory as Its verdict upon John Alex ander Dowle. self-styled Ellljah Ml. What are the lessons to ho learned from that spectacular career? "John Alexander worked upon the superstition and greedy Ignorance of his age. Me worked with the skill of a great” Intellect and the daring! of a great captain. He was a spec- J taeniar showmnn by Instinct, In far lower Helds and with base motives he was the p T. Barnum of his epoch, ms show won iho support-! lug interest of thousands nnd the' curious attention of the world. "That he was no common man his temporary success attests. Ills suc eeess also reveals the somber truth of Puck’s sardonic comment upon men, •\Vhnt fools those mortals he!' "He claimed to he the third inanl-J festal Ion of Elijah, assuming to ho sent, of (Sod In the spirit and power of t ho romantic prophet of Isreal 1 Was he? Men dearly love mystery. and strong character with unblush ing effrontery win their credence. I Tint he a true prophet, would he' not see Into the future assuming that ho would gamble and not lose, as Howlo did, the eneormous sum ofj $1,200,000? Prophets should he made of better stuff. "He claimed to he a divine bonier; ' his Chicago church had Its walls or namonted with crutches, trusses, eye-' glasses, pipes and tobacco rases, all testifying to his power to heal bodily Infirmities and break the chain of evil habits. That many of these were genuine there can he no doubt; I the power of the mind under strong excitement Is fnrrenchlng. That Dowlo had the power to excite the latent enoorgloH of the mind hv his' ‘mngneflc force’ or, by mental con-' tnrt, communicate his own ‘belief’ and so work ‘faith’ cures there Is some reason to suspect. This faith-1 cure business was probably the on1v: reality In bis whole scheme. Ft was ♦he key that unlocked the door for Ills other successes. Ft seemed to the I ecstatic believer to Invest the modern Klljah with divine attributes and capabilities. “As Dowle was not himself |r» miine from disease, we see that there Is a limit to tIn? power of faith cure He himself Is dead. Ho died while delirious of dropsy and a cerebral hemorrhage. Body and mind both have their limits. Be not deceived; i Ood is not mocked. I "Man Is made for freedom, not to pass his soul and body over to the care and dictation of a Divine. Man was made to follow reason and not to he swayed by crazes and tom -1 pests of frenzied feelings. Man l» made to live a rational life In obed Ionco to a rational fnPh. Man Is to divest himself of greed and thirst for power over souls. "Dowle fins not come Fn vain If Ills passing nnd Fils fall have taught men these lessons" IDEAL FLOUR Since pri/VRHIZB bn' censed fo bo a theme, We hn^o shot and shell before lots of hot steam, Idenl flour reaches the home with out the theino, <,r the shell and hot stenm fair). IDEA!, flour is the embodiment of all that Is best and nutritious In flour. More gold In this section than all o'her high-grade flours Try UlRAh and bo convinced. GRAND OPENING Opening a* the Paris Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 21st. 22d and 23d You arc cordially Invited. As long lives the merry heart ns tho gad.—Italian. . NO Tin TERM I FOR TRE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT AS A CANAL JUGGLER. <11 vks m:\soNH which hi; CLAIMS INKM KM'KI) HIM_ 1*1 I1LIC NOT SATIKKIKII When the last Issue of The Trades man wont to press the reasons for rejecting all hlds on tho Panama canal contract luul not boon given to th* public, and we reserved any further criticism that wo might reel tfic Caere ’<ed until those reas ons should appear !' 'sklent Roosevelt has given the reason which ho claims Influenced him and the Commission lu rejecting all hkls, hut the public Is far from being satisfied with them. In fact It wand have boup Inflnltey men* to the credit of Mr. ltoosevclt to have simply stood on tho reserved rights expressed In* the original offer, via., that or rejecting any and all bids, thnn to have Jattcmptcd explana tions that don’t oxpalln and rens sons that are not reasonable, as bun been done. Tho gist of his explanation Is that the contractor was going to give most of his profits away to hunkers nnd, therefore, the government should do the work. TIiIh was a mat ter of absolutely no concern to the government. There wns a $6,000, 000 bond ready for the faithful per formance of the contract. There \va fulflllme: to the utmost of every requirement made, and the Commls slon was going to got what It said waH of the principal requisites Iti deckling for a contract system the experience and service of skilled con tractors nil of these were at hand and on terniH admittedly better than had been thought possible, and yet IIU- contract was rejected. It Ih not astonishing In Ihn face of these facts that there Ih a feeling generally prevalent and exproHsed »’>a» Hie true reasons In this matter not yet been made public. There was too much Juggling with another Arm whose hid was doujiln that of the Oliver bid, and the public Is Inclined to believe that there was some previous understanding with • hat (Irm which the lower hid so In* ferfered with that the agreement with them, If stieh I here was, could not be carried out, and so the re jection of all bids followed. In view of I he facts now coming out about the other Arm and Its connections,1 tin* whole affair looka ugly, and tliej approaching congressional investlgn Hon, which, It seems, Is a certainty, will bring flics#* more prominently t#> th#* surface. If«■ r#* are some of Hies#* facts: McArthur laid down #»n the dialling#* canal In Chicago; ! Gillespie went into bankruptcy and laid down on the M< s »*na canal In New York »tate; .1 VV. White Co forfeited th#*lr contract on the T.ngumn darn on the Coorado rlv#*r, and yet McArthur was a classmate of th«* president at If irvard, f»111< •* pl#* Is a director In Paul Morton’s life Insurance company (Morton Is a close friend of th#* president) and Henry W. Taft, a brother of H#*cre tnry Taft, Is attorney for the J. W. Whit#* Co Chairman Shouts and Wnglnecr] Steven* advocated the contract sys tem and the president agreed with them, but wlii'n the Oliver hid broke Info the plans of th#* above com bination Hhonts and Stevens reslgn #•<1 and *bo contract system Is aban doned by the president. Isn't this enough to put Hi#* people to wonder ing what has b#*eome of the famous “square deal" principle? Chatta nooga Tradesman. Rend the Hally Tender. ROOSEVLT WILL NOT BE A CANDIDATE HTH'KH TO FORM Kit I >KCL A RA TIONS FIRMLY AS BVHU. '‘Several travelling men mot last w«viv in u Philadelphia hotel, and In l lie course of their conversation it wie found that In their travels they had coveered every State In the I’nlon. The sentiment of the masses, without respect to politics, all ngreed that President Roosevelt should he a candidate for re-election. Mr. Whlto was delegated to write to President Roosevelt tho result of their obser vations, and pas received the follow ing letter In reply: Whlto House, March 6 1907. My Dear Sir: Your favor of the • l|i Instant has been received, and the President thanks you for writ ing. While lie appreciates >^>ur kindly sentiment, he has nothing to • old to Ids statement Issued on the nl,"lit of his election 1904. Vory truly, yours, WILLIAM I .OKIt, Jr., Secretary to President RECORD RUSH TO EUROPE TIIIM PROMIMFH TO I IK TIIK RIOOFST HKAHON’ FOR TRAVKL At 'ROMS TIIK ATLANTIC Tills is going to Iic3 1 In; biggest. enMon over in I rans-At lant lc travel. This does not mean (lint folk who Intend to go to Huropo within the next several months need chnnro •heir plans for fear they will he un able to gel accommodation.. There are half a dozen or nioro big, new’ ships that will lie put Into commis sion before the middle of the slim mer, and they may be able to tako • are of even the throng that Is ex pected t(l tax the ocenn ferrloH as • hey never have been taxed before. Ono of the great filers that will help bring the multitude home again Is 'lie North Herman l.loyd steamship Kronpi IlizoHsIn Cecilia, which ex ttecta to break the record for sea crossing. Other new ships that will tako voyagers both to and from Kit rope rue the 25.000 t.onner Adri atic of the White Star fleet and the big Hamburg American liners Prosl ■ deni Flncoln and President Grant. Herman Winter, of the North Herman l.loyd I.lne, said that so far Its ships had hooked 220 mom fl-st elass, 1,000 more second cabin and 7.000 more steerage passengers than had boon hooked last year at this date. The Hamburg - American nine's bookings have been heavier ! bnn ever, Its ships having boon prac tleallp sold out for the season. When the Ametlka tills hence for Cher bourg, Plymouth and Hamburg on March 2 1 she will have every first cabin occupied. , P. A R. Franklin, of the Interna tional Mercantile Marino, said that the spring and summer hookings for the various ships of the company’s lines were unprecedented He at tributed the tendency of folk of all classes to go abroad to the general prosperity In America. The Atlantic Transport Fine has been Impelled to add more flats to Its lofty super ’riictiiie apartments to nccommo date the rush. There has been a large Increase of travelers with au 'omoldles.nnd the Atlantic Transport blp . are |I al;b a Special efforts to take care of them and their ma chine.: Home of the autolsts have Iced the lino *o map out automo bile tour In Furope for them, and 1 t not unlikely that hereafter this ami he done New York Run.. SPLENDID GRAHAM, VA , RESIDENCE AND CORNER BUSINESS PROPERTY FOR SALE AT A BARGAIN.— Lot running from 50 foot Street to 40 foot Street. Six Rooms and Bath. All modern conveniences. Elec tric Lights, Hot and Cold Water, Bath, Toilet, Sinks, Stationary Wash stand. Large Cellar, with Hot Water Furnace Heat. Radiators in each room. On the principal street, near Depot and Post office. Banks, etc. Street car line passes front door. Price $2,750.00. $750 down; Balance $500 in 10 months, $500 in 22 months and $1000 in 6 years, if desired, at 6 per cent. Ti e property has brought $20.00 every month for nearly 3 years and bound to advance in value. See E. D. LUCAS, 120 Princeton ave. Bluefield.