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Gateway to Pocahontas Goal Flolds. ~ ■ = '4=^.-=r==jj!!-1 ' '''' ' '• WKST V'>NI»" 'MMNcfAn.M,: ,>KK.K KIVKORW Teddy and i aft Get The Cheers NF.W JFRSFY RFITRUCAXS WARMLY KF<'FIYKS WOllBH OF Bl'RTOX Trenton. N. J.. April 29.—A Roose velt candidate aud victory or a reactionary and defeat is the choice before RcuuhUcans in 190K. accord ing Congressman Burton's speech to Republican club of Trenton. J., last night. Me ndded that William M Tuft filled the requirements for success. The inference as to Forakor was plain. As to the contest in Ohio Mr. Burton prophesied that Taft would win aud there would not he enough minority votes to count. The 500 members of the club pres ent cheered these sentiments to the echo. They ranged (in kind fr<om Senator Frank O. lirlggs, chairman of the Republican state committee and one of the party's controlling leaders, to humble ward workers and meu of the ranks. There were big manufacturers who make the prosperity of the city and their workmen. But the sentiment was unanimous and enthusiatlc. Tt w’ns “Roosevelt. Roosevelt.” and when Mr. Burton suggested Taft a3 the heir apparent of Roosevelt Repub licanism. they shouted “Tnft. Taft” with equal fervor. It wns significant that the souvev nlr at each plate was n miniature of the “Big Stick.” STEAD TIDED JAIL JDDNSON ENOMSIIMAN THINKS MAYOR IS N SIIOHT ON EXPERIENCE TIIllOl (ill MIH1U V. Cleveland, April 19.—"A great cause never succeeds fill there are hangings and lives are sacrificed,” said Editor William T,. Stead in May or Johnson’s offlce’vcaterday. The mayor and Stead had a long conversation, touching on various subjects. “I haven’t been in Jail yet,” said the mayor, answering the observa tion. "Not In jail!” exclaimed Stead. “How old are you?” "Fifty-three next July,” answered the mayor. "You must hurry up. Time is fleeting. Men really do not experience all there Is In life until they have been in prison. You know I was sentenced to six months, but they only kept me in three days, as an ordinary prisoner. The Judge then learned how I was treated and made me an extraordinary prisoner. "I always celebrated the anniver sary of my Imprisonment. Anyone visiting my home on Nov. 10 will find me in my prison uniform. There Is a sort of bond between ©-priso ners. No matter whore 1 go men who have served time look upon me as their friend." The mayor presented City Clerk Witt and said he had been In prison "How long?” Stead asked. "An hour.” answered Witt. ‘ Then the police became afraid of me and nolled my case. Stead said Witt had reached him through falso pretenses; that a man who hod spent but an hour in prison had not experienced the value of such imprisonment. Stead said every criminal judge should have been in prison so that he could understand conditions to which he sentenced men before pass ing on their cases. Tolstoi once asked mo what I thought had made the Christian reil goin so strong." Ktead continued. "1 told him it was not the religion; that it was the terrible persecution, and the great spirit dlsplnved In meeting the persecution. People began to believe that there must be some thing In a religion that would cause men mid women gladly to walk to their deaths for the faith. ft OOM PRESI DENTIAL BOOM Itt'MOi; IX WASHINGTON' THAT lilt. 11 It VAN' IS FA VOIt A ULKy “Look for a presidential boom for ex-Oov. William L. Douglas of Mas* , bachusrtfs. with the personal ’0. I K.’ of William Jennings Bryan.*’ That is what a republican of nation al reputation from a western state said here today. Fie had the “tip" from two democrats who have talked recently with Bryan and have his confidence. He said that this move ment. gs far as it has gone, looks to the nomination of Mr. Douglas for governor of Massachusetts this year, and that his election would naturally increase his availability for nomina tion for president. If Mr. Douglas could he twice elec ted governor there would ho some grounds for claiming that he could have the electoral votes of Massa chusetts in a presidential year. As the story goes, Mr. Bryan and ex Oov. Douglas conferred In Boston Monday about the likelihood that Douglas could be nominated for the presidency tinder certain conditions. Mr. Bryan is said to have informed at least two friends recently that he realized the handicap that his two defeats would he should ho consent to run next year. He told them ♦ hat he wan fully aware he could have the nomination if he wanted it; that he would control the convention and probably come near to designat ing the nominee if he did not want ♦ ho nomination himself. KANAWHA COUNTY COURT IGNORES fXSTRIT(T!ON*~OE TAX COMMISSIONER IN MATTER OF GRANTING LICENSE. Disregarding the advice of Tax Commissioner White and his prede cessor. C. W. Dillon, the Kanawha county court Is Issuing saloon licenses under the provision of the old law and at the rate of $500 per year. The new law, which fixes the rate at $600, does not. go into effect until May 2 2. The matter will then be tak en into the courts. Mrs. Willie Gibson, of Wllcot, Is visiting her mother, Mrs. E. R. French, In South Blliefleld. Dear Mr. Customer When you go Into the market to buy a house—what do you do? Do you send for a real estate agent and say you want a house costing so much—and buy It In five minutes without Investigating? You certainly do not. You want to know all about the house, who built It, what sort of material was used, the style of house It Is, who has It for sale—and so on. Then you see the house—you examine It thoroughly—• you peer Into the corners, sound the walls, examlno the plumbing. You Inspect It carefully Inside and outside. N'ow, why not he HALF as careful when you buy cloth ing doesn't the foundation of your house rest on the cloth ing you buy? If you would give to the buying of clothing a fraction of the care you would give to the buying of a house there would be «n end to the helter-skelter, buzz saw cut, hastily basted together clothing that clogs the market nowa days. That I* all except HART, flC'HAFFNKR # MARX CT/OTH* 1X0. E. S. PEDIGO. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES OF THE GOOO GOVERNMENT CLUB For the purpose of proeurlttg tho electiou to office In the city of Rlue fleld, of honest, capable and clean men. who will discharge their of ficial duties without fear, favor or partiality; who will administer the business and affairs of the city faithfully and economically for tho benefit of ALL tho people, and not for tho support and maintenance of AN”\ political clique, party or organ isation. To stcuro honest and fair elec tions. prevent and suppress Illegal voting; mul save and secure to the citizens of Dluofletu the right to govern themselves and elect their (own officials; to prevent and sup press grafting and corruption by city officials; and generally, to promote, establish, maintain and secure for the city of Mlueileld, in all Its de partments, (5001). CLEAN and IM RE GOVERNMENT. We. the undcraigued clt irons of liio oily €»f Bluefleld, do hereby subscribe ourselves aa members of the BLIEFIELD DEMOCRATIC GOOD GOVERNMENT CIATlt; and we do hereby pledge our sincere, earnest and active support and co operation la the accomplishment and maintenance of the principles and purposes aforesaid. The time is drawing near when the good citizens of Dluefleld must decide as to whether we shall have a change in our city government, or allow things to run along In the same old Tut. Tho time is past for everything except the logic of hard work. What remains now to be done, is to see that every man who will vote with us, does vote with us on the 7th dny of May. If the friends and advocates of tlio good government movement know of any citizen whoso heart Is with us, but who from sickness or Infirmity, Is unable to walk to ibo polling place In it is ward, see to It that he Is pro vided with conveyance to take him there. We want every citizen who believes in the principles of the good government movtment, regardless (>f politics, to show his faith by his vote on elect Ion day. If the in embers of the movement will do their whole duty in bringing up the lingerers and stragglers, the cripples ami the invalids, we will figure up n total on the evening of election that will unwise our friends and astound our opponents. Aristotle, the famous rhetorician, said the llrst thing In oratory was action. He that as It may, If Is certain tunt the llrst and only thing to secure success at the polls. Is downright, earnest, hard work. Hut little time now remains for labor. Let's make good use of it, THE TRUTH IN ORATORY ABOUT THE GANG TONIGHT. There will be n grand outpouring of tbe people ut Sohu'a Hall tonight to hear Hon. George Byrne address i the people on the rule of the ring-! Kters and bosses in uny city govern ment. He will talk to the Rood government club and all other citi zens who take an Interest in the fu ture prosperity of the city of Mine field. He deals in facts that will appeal to the voter and bring down sledge hammer blows upon munlct l»al government by those who would presume themselves your masters and rule with tm Iron hand. He will tell you that your liberties are threatened and that the freo Insti tutions of our republic are founded upon good clean government In yonr municipal affairs. If you wlali to hear the whole truth expounded about tin’ gang of Hlueflold, Charles ton and Huntington, cotut out to night and hear tilts eloquent orator tell the people about what the man hoot! of our city should do In tho uplM'ouchlnn election on tho 7th ot May. Ho will toll you that Charles ton and 11 u ii 11 u nt oil have been re deemed and that now is the time for Hlui*11eld to do likewise. He will compare the "Hon Combine" of Charleston with the *‘Hln -I" masters of our city, and ask the people to vote for their own and their chil dren's liberties in your city n<>v crnnient. He! the hoUBO ho pueked to hear him. VERY IMPERTINENT The Motiudsvlllo Herald Ik very, very impertinent. It says: "If it takes n month or two to get ready to try Hutson for filching eight hundred dollars, how could a legislative committee Investigate all the utato instltutons in thirty days. The eperience In the Hutson case would seem to refute the idea of Governor Dawson that a month Is sufficient time in which to Investi gate all the state instltultons. The Governor is evidently entitled to another guess." Col. Hutson will never be very se riously tired. If the stories that are told he true that hog was very gen erously divided, so generously that more than likely it will turn out that the Colonel's trouble was all because of an error of hook keeping. As regards the Investigation of ptib Mc institutions It is a Joke Rnd a Jaunt at the expense of the taxpay ers. It Is known months before hand that the committee Is coming, and after they start their movements are dally heralded Of course the committee will not find nnytthing wrong. There are tw'enty-three public in stitutions in this state. The rmmttre Is allowed thirty days to examine them. Deduct the time required to travel from one to another, and the Sundays In the month. Rnd a way faring man can see the sort of an examination that is sure to he made. But the people foot fho hills. — F’arkersburg Sentinel. AND NO PASSES. EITHER While It niny be true that the rail roads do ftf. per cent, of their busi ness on credit, it will be noticed that they Htill insist on passengers lay ing cash for their ticket*.—Waiting- j ton Post. ARE FRIGHTENED The nitieflold rlngsters are be coming frightened They are appeal ing to outsider* to com© to their aid It seems now that they are figuring how many votes they can i<et from the coal fields and bring Into the city to vote on election day. \jc\ the good people discountenance such tactics and such fraud upon the ballot fx»t them come out on election day and put the men out of power who would resort to such Illegal voting In our city. j - r _ I! The good government movement Is progressing with great enthusi asm ami hopefulness. It has the in herent force to overcome every ob stlcle, however great, and trnmplt under foot even re i lance, howev er gigantic. Th opposing element stands like an Impenetrafile wall, lint the wall has been sealed, and a foot hold gained on 1* summit and like .forlco of old. when all the condi tions have been met, the wall will fall and the city he captured. The good government movement Is of recent origin, but the principle |h hoary with ngo, and will lie at work purifying our much ipality long af ter the noise of opp< Itlon Is hushed to silence |>y ||m« v1' tec’s shout on the seventh day of May. Rt’Ois’ra)!"'. i f Hie vu Itrs of tii<’ i"tv is now titling nn ti !l;e tort Hotiss in ti t: l!*y Hall, ffp^ilrors nil ii« Him I irtini 8 a. in. ;a 4 p. m. and from fi p. in. to 8 p. ni. AH v i>, is slifiiiltl rigisier. THE LARGEST SALE IN ITS HISTORY, j The 10 days' Millinery Sale Inaug urated at the Paris throe dnys ago Is by far the largest and moat sue-1 cessful this store has has had In Its ten years of existence. Owing to the att i ctlve and sty lish goods anti the reduced prices on them, hundreds of bright people have been ready to take advantage of a good oppnrtunity, and have bought their hat and saved money by doing go For this wool dozens of new tints will ho put In stock to take1 the placo of some of (ho ones sold ami low prices will rule. Many j other attractive hargaln-t are offered j In the different departments of the Paris, A man was killed In the Flat Top tnnnol on yesterday by N’o. i passenger train HI* name was not learned. SAD ACDIDENT A very and accident occurred yes terday morning on tho Norfolk & W eat tin Railroad olio mile oast of Ada. Cora, tho toil year old (laugh ter of Mrs. Sut.iia Harrison, was killed Instantly by No. 1 ft pussengcr train. Wo aro Informed that tho IUHe girl was on tho track making her way to Hie homo of a nearby neighbor. Mrs. Harrison wan left u widow several years ago, with five children dependent upon her Tor support. She having no means at command by which to moot her ne cessities and relieve the wants of her children whh forced to do do mestic work for her neighbors, such as washing, sewing, and other house hold work of like character. In this sphere she still labors. Mrs. Harrison, though poor In worldly goods. Is a woman of spotless character, and deserves the aid and sympathy of all her neighbors and friends. Huff, Andrews Thomas, whole sale grocers, are making timely im provements about their place of business. inviting environments mean an Increase jn business. MUST SUBMIT TO TUT UK -- A I, . < '!* K. IXbATlX OIVKH AMVin-J TO IDII,W IT M \ YIOKKM. Pittsburg, A i*r 11 28.—Three hun dred or more railroad president*, vie** presidents, freight agents, traffic managers and other officials beside* manufacturers and shipper* of freight were guests of the Traffic flub of Pittsburg last night at Its annual banquet During the day the geests were taken on a trip along the Monongahela river, visiting the Hteel plants. At the banquet, the rluh’s presi dent. W, A Terry, general freight agent of the Pittsburg and hake Brio road; M B. Ingalls, ehalrinan ef the Hoard of Directors of the Dig Pour, and rhnrtes S, Hamlin, cor poration counsel of Boston. spoke. Mr. frigalls gave an extensive re :°w of railway leglslAtlon. In clos • ng his lengthy address he said: It has been a long fight It has been a long time In which public opinion has been getting education, but as | have Mated, the end has come. There Is to he In the history tjf this cosntry no mor« socret con Court Continues Abernathy Case .. -■ — > tracts no uu»ro rebates—no nioro free transportation. He closed by say tug: A now evangel must be preached In reference to tbo railways; they must b,. considered by nil ua beno iim! Instead of being considered by <ho ordinary people as pariahs, they must bo sonsldcred by all ns bene ■ actors, a ml _you win* have struggled along so faithfully during tho past years, doing many things that have been criticised, but doing them on ly for your company and not for your personal aggror uro tho men to proaeh this new gospel and produce a higher and better condition of affairs. JUOGESAUNDERS A FOItMKll ItlAFFICl.U DFMO* t’llAT, IS A t’ANIH 1>ATF Foil FOVHItNOlt. •fudge Joseph Saunders, formerly u elll/.en of liluctlld, Is to become an active candidate for the republican nomination for (Jovornor. lie la now on the Supreme Court bench. Our people will remember him as a former democrat who went over lo the republicans several years ago. TONIGHT. (loud people (»r Minefield, (hero Is u hI i anger In our midst, who Ih hero on other business. He Ih an orator and a statesman. Ho will appeal to the manhood of our city tonight that they may derend their rights and liberties ut the ballot box on the 7fh day of May. Ho knoWH wlrnt bo Ih talking about. Ho Ih here to toll of a charleston redeemed and to plead with you to protect til© her itage «>l your children from gang rub*. Come out and hoar him that Jon may learn and vote for the best Intorests of your rlV\ LOCAL NEWS Mr. T. .1. Tuggle, of near Ada, wuh in tin- city yesterday to communi cate with Minefield lodge No. 2f»0 of Odd Fellows, In reference to the burial of IiIh brother-in-law, Mr. K. 1). Mills, who was a member of the | above lodge. Tomorrow w<? shall put tho gang on the witness stand again and propound a few morn (|iiostlons. They hociii to bo deaf and dumb themselves, but still wo ran lot tho people understand. Mr. ,f. A. Melfonry, of Rielilands, Va., was railing on our business men today. Mr. W. R. Ayres, a prominent business man of Lebanon, Va., was transacting business hero today. Mr. A. J. Autln, of Ingtesldo, was mixing with friends bore today. A.bouf 50 mirrors have been taken out of tin; government printing of fices tit Washington, so that, tho women employed there will not spend all their time arranging their hair. Mrs. Minnie (j. iOasley, who has been tlie guest of Mrs. M. M. fcJas b*y, of thin dty, leaves today for her homo at J’earlsburg, Va. MOVTAWK INI> RdmATR THRU ATTORNEYS, PLICA AUMKNCK °l’ IMPORTANT WITNKMH. Charleston. April 29.—Alleging Hiat two Important witnesses, Messrs. J A 01v®n« and John Jones, were absent and that it would bo unsure / '° K° *° ‘rial. Terry McGrath and Dan Montague, through their attor • Mr. Frank Burdette, succeeded In having continued in Intermediate eourt. yesterday the case In which they are Jointly Indicted for assault ing Mr. j. o. Ahernettky, editor of l he Gaxotto, when ho was dragged out of his office, without a warrant «»r other legal process, slugged and * maimed, on tho IXth of February. McGrath and Montague swore that Messrs. Givens nud Jones w’oro ma terial witnesses; that they saw the beginning of the affray, and they could not. prove what they desired by any other witness. They declared that Mr. Givens wns now In Ohio, at the bedside of Ills father, who ta dangerously III, while Mr. Jones wns at Mt. Carmel, hut could not he reached with a process. Therefore they prayed tho court for a con tinuance. which was granted, tho defendants having this right under tho law. Attorney John B. Floyd, together with Captain S. B. Avis appeared as prosecutors for tho state and Mr. A her net hy. Attorney Hunt assisted Mr. Burdette In the defense. I'he case will not come up until the next term of court. GIRL SUICIDES MISS ItOSA SPEAltS ENOS LIFE IIECAPNK I/OVEH OlON’T WHITE. _ Huntington, April 29.—Miss Kosn Spears, nu attractive girl of 19, brooding over tho non-attention of diyr lover, Samuel lllttonhour. com nilttod suicide at the home of^rs. Sarah Brown, of Fifth etroeeTat « o’clock this Afternoon, using Hie contents of a vlnl of carbolio acid. With tho glr] when sho died was her Hlsfer. who rushed up stairs when she heard Miss Spear scream. "Kiss me quick before I die,” ox clalmed the despondent girl, as her sister opened the door, and, saying as much, fell across tho bed, expir ing at once. Tho women and children or niuo llold need have no roar that the school building on the NoNrth side Is not socuro In Its title. Tho papers on this point urn being prepared to soldo that, (juristIon even to the sat isfaction or the gang and the Tel ogrnft. fa-i the management or that shoot hoop on and he will soon not only have tho decentcltlzonshlp of tho city down on him, but tho wo moil and children will join In the «ry or ' Down with the rascals!" Itlnghamton, N. Y., Is a vory pret ty dty. One of Its enterprising set tons advertises: "Glenwood Is the host located cemetery In the city; low prices and best services guarun ' toed." A man was struck by a Clinch Valley passenger train yesterday, "I'd was badly hurt. He was brought to this city and placed In the hos pital. BARGAINS! BARGAINS! UP TO MAY THE FIRST! THE 5 AND CENT STORE CO. Closing Out to Quit Business. Everything must go AT ONCE, so we are cut ting 33 1 3 per cent or nearly half off all goods,.... THIS MAKES THE IMMENSE STOCK AT LESS THAN WHOLESALE COST. EVERYTHING SACRIFICED!— NOTHING RESERVED! You select what you want, pay 2-3 of the former price only! How ia flint for Mar-gain Hunters? Tills store will positively close out to quit May 1st, 1907.— All goods lort over will have to ho packed up and moved. Hence the unheard of cat of 1-3 ofT all prices.—Nothin* excepted. Now |k your Golden OOpportaolty to lay In supplies for future needs. Como at on(l® Marly buyers get the pick of the entire stock. FOR SALE: All Show Cases, Cash Register, Cash Carrier system, Light system and other fixtures at less than cost. A clean sweep of ev erything at sacrifice. THE 5 AND 10 CENT STORE CO.