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SMALL LOSSES' New York. Aug. 3.—Although (her*' was a good deal of irregularity in .price changes duringTue first few inin - utes the majority of issues showed fractional losses. Toward the end of •fteen minutes tlie market showed a steadier stone, recovering part of the kisses noted. Cotton Firm. i New York. Aug. 3.- The cotton mar ket opened firm ten to tift«*en points | higher today. Cables were strong, i Opening, August. If..37; 8opt<i0)t|Mr j 14.20; October, 13.7"*; Dooenibor, 13'iS; January, l3.r»G. Strong Undercurrent. _ Chicngo, Aug. 3.- There was a strong undercurrent in the wheat mar ket and prices were up 3-4 to lc. Cor* sold ofT 1-8 to 3-8. Oats easier tt> steady. HOLD REQUIEM MASS FOR DEAD Quebec, Que„ Aug. 3. A requiem mass for the deceased members of tlie order was held today in the old Basilica by the Knights of Columbus. A visit to the sacred shrine of St. Anne do Beaupre, perhaps the most famous Catholic shrine on the North American continent. wlH'be this after noon’s feature of the national conven tion. Following the mass, many of the vis itors made a tour of the city, visit ing the museum, flie art exhibition at Leval University, the chapel of the seminary, the Church of Our Lady of Victory, the* Ursuline Convent, the Franciscan Chapel and other places of historic Interest. Later a session of tho delegates was held at tlie City Hall. The visitors will be tendered A banquet tonight at tlie Chateau From tenac. The business of the internat ional conclave will be completed U morrow. SHE WILL HIT IN j — Pittsburg, Aug. 3.—Dr. (Joorgo Mur ray Stuart, one of the most prominent young physicians of fashionable Ea-t Liberty district, was found shot dead i in bis apartments tonight, and beside ; ill in lay the body of Edna Wallace, a middle aged woman, shot through her right temple aparontly self inflicted after she had shat and killed the doc tor. A revolver lying by the woman’s side strengthens the police in this theory. The double killing comes almost on the eve or Dr. Stuart’s marriage to a Virginia belle. The police believe that jealousy of the doctor’s coming mar riage prompted the double tragedy. Dr. Stuart was a graduate of tho College of Physicians and Surgeons of Baltimore. He was 27 years of age He Is saId to have come from a prom inent family of Winchester. Va. Dr. Stuart was to have been married Aug ust 10. While the bride to be waited t7io approaching nuptials, and received no letters, her lover lay dead In his rooms, the victim of a woman’s Jeal ousy. Settling the Oarbor. “Hair’s a bit thin on the top. sir,” remarked the barber. "Won’t you try a bottlo of our hair restorer?” j Tho victim squirmed. "You mode the snino observation Inst week.” lie sold, "and 1 expressed my desire to see you try tho stuff on the doormat.” “Sorry; I didn't know you had been here before, sir,” replied the barber ns he went on shaving. ”1 didn’t recojf. nlze your face.” “No." was the growling reply; "my face has healed since tbeu.”—London News. Tho Maid’s Reply, As William bent over her fair face be whispered: “Darling, if I should ask you Id French if I might kiss you what would you nnswer?” She. calling up her scanty knowledge of tho French language, exclaimed, ’’Billet doux!”—Excba nge. Suspense. "1 hero isn’t any suspense about your >lay.” said the technical critic. "Tlmt shows how you Jump at con clusions.” replied tho author. "You Just ought to *oo mo waiting for royal tic*.”—Exchange. A Tart Retort. Mr*. Hoyle— Don't you think my boy 1* growing? Mrs Doyle-Ye*; ho I* pretty large for hi* mother’* ago — I Judge. — Evolution. At what time of life may a man bo j said to belong to the vegetable king dom? When experience Inis made him I ango. I PtBSHii mum | Allies Cary left this afternoon for Pocahontas. Captain L’. H. Baldwin went to Key stone today ou business. Miss Janie Combs left today to visit fiends at Castlewood, Va. Miss Lucile and Hilda Wilson left Ibis moning for Lynchburg to visit friend 8. Miss Huddleston and Miss Jordan left this afternoon for Keystone to visit friends. Mrs. Ollie Savin left this morning for a months visit with relatives at Charleston. N. C. Miss Cnry and Lucile Oofer left this morning for Hockey Mount where they will visit for several days. ‘.Miss Ray Goodman who has been at Iron Llthia Springs for several weeks returned to her home at Pocahontas this afternoon. Miss Elsie Palmer of Charleston who has been tho guest of Mrs. H. A. Smith for several weeks returned home this morning. Mrs. and Mrs. M. L. West returned this afternoon from Europo where they have been visiting Mr. Wests’ parents for the last ten months. railroaoToTthe SOUTH AT SHOW Roanoke, August. 3.—(Special)—F. H. LaBaume, agricultural and indus trial agent, of the Norfolk &. Western Railway, has just returned from Cin cinnati where be has made an inspec tion of the grounds and buildings for the Ohio Valley Exposition which takes place in that city August 31), to September 34. In speaking of bis in spection, Mr. LaBaume said: "The railroads of the South have been given one of the largest wings in the exposition building to be de voted entirely to the exhibit of South ern products. These roads havo con tributed $30,000 for the purpose of ex ploitation of the South and Southern products and have plrv^d a competent manager to receive and install the ex hibits us fast as they aro sent. in. The Chesapeake & Ohio and the Norfolk & Western, through their industrial departments, are making special ef forts to insure exhibits-of products from their respective territories that will bo second to none and they ex pect a hearty co-operation of all the cities and towns on then- lines in tin collection of interesting exhibits. No better opportunity exists for effective display of state exhibits of agricul tural, mineral and timber products where outside investors and homeseek ers can be interested, than at till* Ohio Valley Exposition at Oineinnnt tl.” Mr. LaRaume says that this will he the most interesting exhibition that will be hold this year and It Is safe to expect that there will bo a million or more people entertained by It during the life of the show'. In conclusion Mr. LaRaume said that the opportuni ty to exhibit our southern product.? and resources In tho North do not of ten present themselves and when it is considered that this opportunity can be availed of without expense to the exl.lirfor there should he no diffi culty in procuring n mass of high grade exhibits that will give a fine lepresentatlon of what the South can do. Attractive mineral samples, ag ricultural and horticultural produces are what are most needed and any one who has any of these can proemr full information relative to the matter by addressing: 0. R. Wall. Industrial agent, Chesa pcake & Ohio Railway, Richmond. Vn , find F. H. LaRaume. agricultural agent Woanoke, Va. I - Not tho Same Spelling. i A stout man had recourse* to a doc tor to see whether something could not fto done to reduce Ids size. “It’s a dls ftne-e, doctor!” he cried. "Just look nt this bay window of mine! Now. what Would you advise?” ‘‘Well,” replied the physician, eying his waist line, “all I can suggest Is to diet.” “All right, doctor. I’m willing. What color would you suggest?”-St. Louis Republic. A Pious With. It was in n city hospital that a man refused to undergo an operation for apr>endicltls until his minister could he present, "What do you want the minister here for?” asked the surgeon. "Recause I want to he opened with prayer,” was the reply.-New York Tribune. Cttito and Effect. "After all, a man who marries takes a big chance.” “You’re right. I have n friend who contracted a severe case of hny fever Immediately after ho had married a grass widow.”—Memphis Appeal. New ij your Chance to Su> a Lawn Mower. Refrige . rater, 1 fee Box, Hammoc! s or screen dcors At 20 per cent, off, about what the goods cost us Buy now and get the benefit of the low price. Let us show you. W. H. HARRY & COMPANY PRINCETON AVE. WM. J. BLX.Y, Pre8. MORRISS WATTS, V. PrA. H. LAND, Sec Algoma, W. Va, Eckman, W. Va. Bluefleld, W. Va. Citizens Underwriters' Agency General Insurance FIRE, STEAM BOILER, PLATE GLASS, LAARlflLTTY, SURETY BONDS, HEALTH AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE All losses adjusted promptly and paid In cash. FARMERS’ INSTITUTE At the Farmers’ Institute and New Hope Fair to be held at New Hope on the 4th and Gth of October, one hun dred dollars will be awarded for the best in the following exhibits: Corn, potatoes, pumpkins, chickens, colts, pigs, butter, dressmaking, fancy nee dle work, display of jellies, preserves and canned fruits, pound cake and es sayson “Beautifying the Home,” “How to keep the boy on the Farm” and “Farm Life.” Circulars of information wwl be post ed in a few days and you are urged to enter one or several of these contests. We want you to heTp to make this the greatest Farmer’s Institute that our country has ever had. The last day will be devoted largely to live stock. If you should have any thing not mentioned either in the stock vegetable, or grain line please favor the Institute by bringing it. Don’t fail to so ethe premiums which will be mentioned on the poster. Respectfully yours, WALTER M. KAHLR, Pros, of Institute. DACE IS ABOUT San Francisco, Aug. .’t.—California is again to be saved from the mon strous railroad octopus which for so long has had the state In the grasp of Its terrible tentacles. With the pri maries now less than two weeks away, the reformers are working themselves into a fine frenzy, while the stand patters are standing patter than ever, serenely confident that the sovereign voters will never be go cruel as to turn down the be nevolent phllanlTirop Ists who have so long provided the state with its universities and church cs and laws and judges and congress men. Dp to the present moment, the race between the regular and progres sive wings of the Republican party ap pears to be about a horse and horse. DEATH OF OR. JAMES CROCKETT I)r. James Crockett of Burke’s (Jar den dted this morning at 9 o’clock at a hospital In Baltimore where ho had gone for treatment. He was operated upon for appendicitis some time ago but contracted pneumonia a few days ago from which he died. Dr. Crockett was a brother of John L. Crockett and W. 8. Crockett of Blueeld and Dr. Melvin Crockett of Tazewell, He leaves a wife and sev eral children. The burial will take place at. Burke's Garden Friday morning. Litany Service. TJtany Service at Christ Kplscopal Church tonight at 8 o’clock. You CAN’T loose In the Diamond Club of Randolph and Mittendorf. Ast about It. 7 9-10-tf. NOTICE. Tho Hoard of Review and Equaliza tion for Mercer County will hold daily sessions at the Court House, until Friday, July the 29th. for the purpose of hearing complnints and reviewing assessments according to law. On Friday, July the 29th. the Honrd will hold a meeting at the City Hall in Bluefleld, for the purpose of exhibit/* big the Assessor’s Hooks and furnish ing such Information as they possess. According to law, complaints as to assessments can only be made before the Honrd at the Court House, at fu ture meetings of said Hoard, as well as taking any evidence as to assess ments. E. L. BOWMAN. Clerk Mercer County Court. 7-26-10-26-27-28-31. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP Drs. J. E. Nelson and S. T. Bird conducting a dental co-partnership in the city of Bluefleld have mutually dissolved, the former remaining in charge of the business and tho latter astabishing an office at Princeton, W. Va. 7-12-10-1 mo. WASHINGTON AND RETURN Excursion via Norfolk & Western Railway, Wednesday, August 10th. (JET READY. Special vestibule train will leave Bluefleld 7:20 a. m. Round trip $6.00. Returning will leave Union Station Washington i0:00 p. m. Au gust 12th. See fl^ei or nearest Nor folk & Western Ry. Agent. W. B. BEVIL, General Passenger Agent. 7-22 to 8-9th-10. nUW a T MU. We offer One Hundred Dollars Re ward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable In all business transactions nnd fi nancially able to carry out any obli gations made by his firm. Welding, Klnnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall’s Caetarrh Cure is taken In ternally, acting directly upon the blood aned mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 7f» cents per bottle. Sold bf all Druggists. Take flail’s Family Pills fo cm afl oat Ion. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. To the Creditors of Mattie D. Meador, deceased: jjo pursuance of a decree of the Cir cuit Court of the County of Mercer, md State of W’est Virginia, made in a ause therein pending, to subject the -cal estate of the said Mattie D. Mead •r to the payment or hor debts, you tre hereby required to present your lalrn against the estate of the snid Wattle B. Meador, for adjudication to lames 8. Kahle, Commisisoncr of said ’nurt, at his office in the City of Uucfleld, In the County of Mercer, nd State aforesaid, on or before the 10th day of July, 1010. Witness, w. B. Honaker, Clerk of mid Court, this 14th day of June, 1010. W. B. HONAKER. Clerk. l-16-10-Gwks. Gold Dollars For Eighty-Eight Cts. ARE NOT AS GOOD BARGAINS AS I AM NOW SELLING AT Metropolitan Men's Furnishing Co. This company has made an assignment and I am trustee. Every article in the entire stock will be sold— and sold quickly—Hence the unheard-of-below-cost prices. Many articles at half price. Compare these prices. $5 Guaranteed feather-weight Gum Coats $3.75 9 Suit Cases $2.00 for 95c. All 50c Underwear 33c All $1.00 Underwear 67c All $1.50 Underwear 98c. All $5.00 Knox and Stetson hats now $325 1 “ 4.00 “ “ “ “ “ 2.50 u t on u << u <( u 2.00 All $6 Knapp-Felt Deluxe “ “ $3.85 All Nettleton dull and patent leather $6, $6.50 and $7 Shoes and Oxfords now S4.35 i All Crawford $4, 4.50 and 5, Shoes now $3.55 $3, 3.50, Boys’ Shoes now $3.00 ; r_ - .• ( All 50c Neckwear 28c All $1 and 1.50 Neckwear 75c All 50c Suspenders 33c All $1.00 “ 67c AH Soft Shirts with collars attached, sizes 15 1-2 to 17, $3,00 now 1.50, 2.50 now 1 25, 2.00 now 1.00. All Manhattan Shirts, 15 1-2 to 17 $3, 2.5o and 2, now 1.25, $1.50 now 85 c. 200 Assorted $1.50 and 2, Negligee and Plaited Shirts, all sizes, 67c. All 50c Hose 25c All 25c Fancy Hose 1 6c S3 Straw Flats 1-2 Price $7 Knox Panamas $4.75 Bath Robes, $3 now $2, $10 now $6.25 $17.50 now $11,75 t __ $30 Suits and Raincoats $19.50 25 “ “ 16.50 20 “ •• 13.50 15 “ “ 10.00 Pajamas $2.00 now $1.25 I " 2.5o l 65 “ 3.00 " 1.95 “ 3.30 •• 2 35 All $5, 5.5O, 6, Pants now $3.25 “ 6.5 , 7, 8, “ “ 4.25 Courteous Treatment. Packages Delivered in the City. Remember! Everything Below Cost. Today is the day tO Buy mm m m .. _ j_ „ _„ __ _ _ arvin Trustee METROPOLITAN MEN’S FURNISHING COMPANY Elks Building Bland Street.