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g?*** ^3^iEM33&85MK3 The last few days i of Christmas Buy I mg Do Not l orget 1 i l D i G ( j S s 1 rompt auu Court A .. • i wVUO - •clV.lluUll K • v :a - «/ r; vVeJl i rained Corps or yJeiKs, besides the Merchandise of E (duality for Selection ■ h i ALL OlT li F TOWN ORDERS SHIPPED UN NEXT TRAIN | S. PEDIGO CO. 325 and 327 Princeton Ave, Bluefield, : : : : West Va. ft ___ LADIES’ SUITS 322 LADIES’ SUITS FOR ONE HALF k _ h \1HE MOST Beautiful ;Sutts of all the seson. The fl 1^1 Finest Tailored^ Suits bought this \reek from t”.o of New York’s foreriost makers, in all colors 3 a d blacks. Women's Suits, the Finest of the season. j WORTH $20 AT $9.98 Ssautifu! $22.50 and $25.00 Suits for 95S - ° *<sn f HA\T» BAGS ■ T T \i] ’A'HONCi pftp. I S 1 Y-~: ‘ - p -I~ «■ W ~r * nr - < 1 » - * * "W Zm-r . w ’ - y? Turk Btiildirig Hrir.ceton Ave, Biucfteid, W. Va. STRAIGHT facts. ( hristma* m the time for guin;-. (riving requires money. Mn r-y , |>r accumulated by saving. i ’»:• ' b« a* co ipii ;iud throu h a • avinL s 'll acco nt. v r fI t yet. me n with a dollar ' (l' ■ ' p n • ing nur l,,nk and 1 f> ‘i t .tar' k' number th» re is another Cl ri t' as m t e , \\ Fidelity Banking k Trust Co. BluefleM, W. \fa. PERSONAL r UoanoJfe this * looming on business. 4 T A J. S. Whiltcd left today 'to ! • holidays at Antiocn, Va. C K. Hart nil ii and wife of KeysTtohe I a*. e here today. Stuart Muck of liruiuwell Is in t ; this afternoon ,J F. Strother of Welch is an on *h»* snopi>< is in the city today. j H T. VomiR of Wi'Uumyton ;* a bus-j nes-s vi.-itor in tin* city today. IT. W. ° Hall of Tazewell is buy leg Mn. is citts In the '•by this aft'r ; n.KUl. W F. Ft' N r and daughter .M3ss! **lt<V t F'.chbtud a-' vl.iting in the] • :i y today. • *. ' M le : • I ltTbUfK !s ' i i.f-' <•••-■ a' tie homt of nis brrnner on! P.Iaud -.tretb i •1 rs \ !:•«; ■ :s ;i ’ b p»r Ue~ poke . ii.- morning io upend «. f< d:iv;« \s-;" 11 rcJii,! Iv**** _ l Mis. C M. Scott h*f* for ra”'M' burg, Ky.. t111 - morning to so. nd <t 1 i'i w days with her parents W. I,. Tuornton and wife K-n for' F 'amplln, Va., to spend the holidays j wi,\!l relatives. W. C. Carr, general car inspector of tho -Norfolk and Western, passed through the city today going to Koa noke. Frank (I or by assistant, timekeeper, for tho Norfolk and Western at th»» i division office left for Ills home at 1 Marietta, this morning. J W. Cook slip rintendent of Trans pot tntion and A. C. Needles, general i eastern «U|M*rintendeni of the Norfolk j and Western, are in the city today. __ • i C. W. Inge agent for tho Norfolk, and Western at Mora, passed through the city thist morning, on route k> Lynchburg to spend Christmas with his family. W. H. Schmeltlzer master mechr 1c for the RRniChflelid Real corpora-| tlon is spemfting a flew hours in the city today licit ween train*. Ho will Imv.' tonight flor Oharrtofttjon to! spdtul the holidays with his family. MARRIED THIS MORNING Hubert Karnes and Misj-i flc/sl’e Douthaf were united in nwtrirag,; .unis j morning at 8 o'clock by Rev. Hiwtr. j at the ltom<« of the bride's broth* r John Don that on Reese street. A!' r t.ho ceremony th,, brido an<| greorn left for Richmond where they will sp< ii<l a few days, returning to th,: city for Christmas. Mr. Kamcw u in the wholesale grocery hmdneasi a,: Kegley on ill, Virginian. The couple w • 11 make their home at Krglov aSt*-r j thy f.r .t of the year. CCOu WANTED:—At 843 Princeton Avenue. Apple at once, i - 2'J-h‘j * f. Ur • nr girl a pair of B" . r Iti'iiwn SiiiK for X.;iuid on'.y ’ bv THr, ItAV’T s.y MT)HR 'V. I ASUCriATwr* CHARITIES • Q | M | r i» m • t • N t j ’J ' r Y «■ ■ 'I ■ 4 ,^nc'oted (’p*4~iti*-c 5r ■'n ",-i u lice i iii'J year a* *|f t,i|4- dk* , I'fmil.g • ' coflJ and imiTOrttm to ,«ci . r d Or! v : tin« tu diro in urri -t !,(•• , v II ••••enivo *nv rr',*'Tr!-’ ,|t'p i f r. t 11. ■ -iii. ijM'-’i «1. I’ Rnic. Is ri reiv ing all dotm i "on.', and a careful discrimination i will he made wh»*n the fuel and wear I :ng a; pare 1 <11'■t i United Rov« S'lit^ and Overcoat*. Men'1 Over con' u> clo-i at less than first I cost. TIfK II \\VI,KY .VfDgR. Ro. 12-20-1* POTTED FERNS AT THE EAST END PHARMACY. < i j Cii Leave Your Christmas Orders Now for CUT FLOWERS •r- - ,.«* Candies CIGARS T! IF. WHITE PHARMACY MAIL ORDERS Given Prompt Attention Phone 40 PJuefield.W.Va. 1 nen You are fing j Christmas Presents I DO NOT FORGET RCg i 3CL BLUFFIELD | Ek» 9_ Sua AVENUE a fcj A NICE ASSORTMENT OF PRESENTS TO I SELECT FROM Cigars, Pipes, Candies, Fruits, and other articles too numerous to mention. Remember with every purchase of five cent* or more you £ get a chance at the Beautiful presents to be given away here Dec. 23 at 12 o’clock The big Teddy Oear will be given away | with this asoKrtment. £ Come in today, yours may be the lucky number. C. H. BELL I 25 Blucfield Ave. Bluefield, W. Va. i | KELLY & MOYERS, f 8 DEALERS IN | 8 WHISKEYS. WINES. BRANDIES. ALES. I p BEERS. Porfprj and all Kinds of Liquors. ^ JF!RST CLA3-. ~ * I 0«LL1A°D 8c POCH.-ROOW CONNECTED I i OUT OF TOWN ORDERS SHIPPED PROMPLY * ^.nr^Kih \k. ! Special *jrttf r*<v?n ir Family Trade \ •■ r H td*% S* i*« i1!! < i ' “ * ^ • • + W- *t | .». —- ——«.—.*■-— t t I s Lazarus *k Co. i 1 n* •>idc..r and (host ^ciiatvc d cider in ,u«* -,. ^cct >0/1 ' • I • »r«A-9«vv4 »»»«►>*. . | WHEN IN PRINCETON STOP AT Princeton Inn L. H. PERKINS, Proprietor Rates $2.00 Best Accommodations Princetcn, West Va I ... •w-r-!-:":-:- :-;-:-;- i-w-hh-m-i~h-.+ . +.+b 1 | Mow Often Does Pay Day ConicV i ) I how nv ch you p.irn but how much you save is the all J ^ important <]uestion of the wage-earner— “Little and oft'n fiir* the purse. • A most commendable practice ;• f ’ ■ the bread-winner of .oday is to deposit a portion of his week* i ly or monthly vvaget in a savings account—it provides a com- X potency tor old a eand relief for a rainy day* •! Bring your sav- •• 1 ings to this bank where conservative met hods guarantee safety. • • 1 Tllli FIRST NATIONAL H/'NK f + »f HI.I LHKtl), ft. V A Resource* a milIkm and a half uollars .j; 4 4. -! ++ + + -HH--S +++4- + -h M T t 1 I t t I M t OLD WORLD ARMIES Draftmg Methods by Which Their Strength is Maintained. TRICKS OF THE CONSCRIPTS. All Manner of Dodges Are Adopted by the Eligible Young Men to Avoid the Enforced Military Service That la So Hateful to Them. We hear a good deal about conscrip tion. but few peopltr-fcnow whnt It ac tually means. In no country is every person who Is able to fight drafted Into the arruy. All mules who are lia ble to serve undergo a physical exam ination. resulting In only a certain number being pussed ns fit for service. No government has sufficient funds to draft the whole of these men Into the regular army, so a selection Is made by ballot, the number of men en rolled varying according to the funds In the hands of the authorities. The pay provided for the conscript is necessarily very trilling Indeed and will not compare with that paid to vol unteer soldiers. In fact, it is generally true ihat tin* conscript must fall back upon Ids private means. The methods vary In each country, tint take the? ease of one Em-*' an power. Every inale subject not phys ically IneajKieltaied is liable to enter the arruy at the ago of twenty, al though those who care to enlist uiay do vo at eighteen. A register is kept of all the youths who reach the ago of twenty in the particular year. Men under five feet two inches in height are exempt from service, as well, of course, as those who suffer from natural infirmities which render them unsuitable for uc tlvo service. Other men arc also exempt If they have helpless dependents — thus the only son of a widow or of a disabled father, the latter category also includ ing the only son of a father who Is above seventy years of age. Then the eldest of a family of orphans is ex empt. and In the case of two sons only one is liable, there being various other exemptions. The term served by the conscript Is one of twenty-five years, three years being spent in the regular army, six and one-half in the army reserve, six in the territorial army and the re maining nine and a half years In the territorial reserve, all liability to son ice ceasing at forty-five. The service is frequently so hated that nil mauner of methods are adopt ed In order to avoid It. In many cases substitutes are provided by the wealthy, though there are stringent regulations with regard to the pro vision of tlie substitutes. In most European countries military malingering in order to avoid compul sory military service has reached the stage of a fine art. In fact, a formida ble list of new crimes has been added to the statutes as a result, and medical men frequently have to suffer for their assistance in (his particular kind of fraud. Thus some time ago a number of Cologne doctors were arrested upon a charge of having administered pills to young conscripts. These pills consist ed of drugs which produced the symp toms of heart disease so effectively as completely to deceive the military au thorities. with the result that the con scripts were declared unfit for service. In this ens, the fraud was brought to light by one of the conscripts dying ns a result of an overdose of the medi cine. In (lermnny. where the conscript is frequently treated with tin* greatest harshness, then* are very few towns where there are not specialists whose living depends .solely in inducing such a condition of affairs us will render young men exempt by reason of unfit ness. In (he French army It Is quite com mon for youths to feign nil manner of Ills, dcnfncss being the usual ailment trusted to in order to escape the serv ice. As a result the military doctors have made an especial study of meth <>d«; of detecting feigned deafness and to trap the cunning youth who acts tl’.e parr of a deaf man. Another common practice in France is »o tamper with the eyesight, t! ugh this frequently results in permanent Injury. For Instance, short sight is produced by wearing powerful con cave glasses for a considerable time despite the risk of bringing nl*oui per influent blindness. It Is no unconi mon occurrence for men to commit sui cide rather than submit to forced sor\ Ice In I he army. In eastern Murope most bridal moth ods are adopted by parents in order fBut their sons may be able to work for them Instead of serving In the triny. The hoys are frequently ill treater!, and it is not at all uncommon even for their limbs to be broken or their sight to be destroyed in order to prevent any likelihood of their having to become soldiers. Switzerland probably lias the client* rst army and (lie least burdensome methods of conscription, the service being much lighter than in the other Continental armies. Indeed, the con script in the Infantry army has to un dergo actual training for only FID dnys during the entire period of Ids service. - Philadelphia Ledger. Knew Her Minutee. Bridget—Will ye/, have your dinner now. aorr. or wait for the missus? Ilmd of the House— Where Is your mistress, Bridget? Bridget—There’s an auction beyant the corner, aorr. nn' “ho said she’d stop there for a mlrinit Hoad of the House—Have dinner now. Bridget.-New York Sun. 9tar Brand 9hoe* are bet*er. For sale by STAR 9HOE COMPAY tf™ .3 DAYS *ud your craving foi liquor l» r *uue If you Lake the 3 McKanna CURE | There Is none like I; offered K suywhere c-!»eide of McKaanai ■ No Dangerous Hypodermics 10a!I or writ HR. Jf. J. ISrKANNA 225 Princeton Avenue I niurfidd. W. 7a. \\. — Muenchener BEER It contains a suitable pro portion of solid, nutritive mat ter, predigested, and is a pos itive boon to people with weak ened digestive organs. Eminent physicians and otb- 1 er competent authorities recom R mend the modeate use of beer. Q It contains malt sugar, which Is easily digestible, healthful and strengthening. Be sure the beer you lice has been properly brewed. We take extra care In every detail. Try a sample case. BLUEFIEM) BREWING CO., Blue Held, W. Vn. ’Phon« No. 210. 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