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Quebec Jockey Club will open five* day racing meet at the track of the ancient Canadian city. Thursday. Ninth annual Queens-Nassau horse show opens at M Incola. L. I., to con tinuo three days. Friday. Massachusetts militia rifle compe tition begins on tin* Bay State range at Wakefield, Mass. Annual dog show of the Whippany River Kennel Club will open at Mor ristown, N. J. Saturday. Interstate team golf match between Massachusetts and Rhode Island at llrookltne, Mass. Fall racing meet of the Ontario Jockey Club begins at the Woodblno track, Toronto. Match automobile race between (Jeorgta Robertson and Ralph Do Pal ma will bo held at Harbeth, near Philadelphia. National track and Hold champion ships of tho Canadian Amateur Ath letic Association will bo held at Mon treal. Syracuse University opens Its foot ball season with St. Ronaventure Col lege at Syracuse. University of Pennsylvania football season opens with Ursinus College nr Philadelphia. “O ». --..... . . _i Leader Want Ads bring results. Work of tho Btiviri. 'I'he forniution of the plateau cn < whic h Dubois Is built Is a matter of great curiosity'. Beavers are responsl-j ble for it. I.ong before the white iuea saw that section of Pennsylvania lea vers built n huge dam lu a well set valley. } ear by year the stream wash- . chI rich mud iuto the dum. and when tho body of water was destroyed 040 ! ucres of land tint as a table top were left. On this stands Dubois.—Altoona Tribune. Hi» Hardships. “I suppose." said the kind lady ns she handed the* husky hobo a generous j wedge of apple pie. "that your lot Is full of harshlps?” “Dat's dc* proper word fer It. ma'am." replied the h. h. "In dc* winter w en dd farmers ain't doin' nothin' but eat in' apples an* drlnkln' hard elder It’s too cold for ‘me to be trampin’ aroun*. on’ In de summer |>eople'g a Hers offer in' me work."—Chicago News. Wanted It Matched. , Mrs. Pride- limmy. dear. would yon mind doing mi errand for me today* Mr. Prldo—Whiit Is It? Mrs. Pride- I The c«*ok suys we won’t have mongo chicken for dinner, so I wish von would take this bird down to the a hop i and see If you can got It matched,- ' London Mail. — Extravagant Economy. Economy often consists In doing without something you want now In . I order to get something you don’t want in the future.—Atlanta Journal. A Deep One. looting Mother—Tell me, professor. Is-my son a deep student? Professor (dryly)—None deeper, ma’am, lie’s u«- ' ways at tl.e b<#ttom. Gravity Is the ballast of the sou!, vhict) keeps the mind steadv.-Puller I Barred Them Out. A proprietor of a cotton tulll In Eng land who Is something of a philoso pher (tosted up ou the factory gate's the following notice: “No cigars or good looking men id mined!’’ When naked for nn explanation no said: “I’ll tell you. The one will set a flatr.e agoing among my cottons and the other among the girls. I won’t ad mit such Inflammable nnd dangerous things Into my establishment at any rUlir Th» Ink That Homtr Used. Ink of various lines Was used l»v the ancient lioinaiiM. that of a purple lint l*eing considered the exclusive fluid for the execution of all royal writing*, as It wax distinctively the royal color. It lx said that Homer’s works were written in letters of gold oh a roll 12n f«s't In length, formed of the Intestines of serpents, but we are left in Iguo I'ttiice as to the method r>f preparing this in* Trying to Prove It. A ngt.v Inther-< .'teat Seott! What .ire you doing. Johnny? Why. eou fouml It. you've got my new watch all to piece*; Johnny - Ye*, dad. Teach er tmd us today tiiat m good watch ought to have at least 170 parts, so I thought I'd nee If yours was a good one. Preparing Her. "I hope mic la me Is not sujierstl tlousV'l "No. my girl. Why?" "Because I have Just broken tho large mirror lti the parlor."—Paris Hire. Success doesr.’t ‘‘hnppon." It 1h or ganized. pre-empted, captured, by eou jeerafed common sense.—F. E. Wil •u rd. Leader Went Ads bring results. APPALACHIAN EXPOSITION ——————i^—_—_ Greatest Ever Eleld in the South! KNOXVILLE, TENN. SEPT 12, OCT. 12, ,u Magnificent and mammoth buildings. More to see and amuse than ever offered ata Southern Exposition. $ 10,000 in Purses for Running and Trotting Races. $10, .,n 1 ^Plo^ation by machines of Wright Brothers, Strobel and other Aero nau s. See the Air Ships. $25,000 in matchless Fireworks, “Grand Battle of the Clouds and Pain s Fall of Pompeii.” Mulhall’s famous Wild West and twenty-five other shows or note. 4*r ^ * 4 ■ Greatest Bands in all America Admission to grounds 50 Cents in Day—after 6 p. m., 25 Cents. Remember these Special Dates: Live Stock and Races, Sept 12th to 17th; Night Horse Show, Sept. 13th, 14th, 15th; Bench Show, Sept. 22d, 23d. 24th; Pig ' ron and f>et Stock Show, Sept. 17th to Oct. 1st; Poulsry Show, Oct. 5th to 12th; Wright Brothers’ Airship Days, Sept. 22d to 29th; Strobf l’s Dirigible Baloon, every day, Sept. 12th to Oct. 12th; Pain s hire Works, every evening. Sept. 12th to Oct I2rh; Battle of the Clouds, Sept. 19-24; Fall of Pompeii, Sept. 26th-Oct. 1st. Special Rates Every Day and Remarkably Low Railroad Rates to Knoxville and Return SEE THIS GREAT EXPOSITION W. J. OLIVER, President. Why She Had Not Wed. Young Bride You don't kuow how happy 1 aui. 1 wonder why you uever married, my dear Miss Old Maid. Elderly Spinster—My |h**r child. I've : always said 1 never could wed until l i uiet a tuau different from all other men and full of courage. Young Bride-Of course you could uot. Uow* stupid of me to ? now! Ocaan Derelicts. Floating wrecks are a serious and constant menace to commerce. There Is one bureau of the uavy department which keeiw track as best U can of these derelicts and whenever practical sends a revenue cutter or the special derelict destroyer Seneca to destroy* them or tow them to j>ort. The extent of this work of^huntlng down water logged and ntstftdoned ships Is Indi cated by the f^£t that during a recent seven year pcrftA no fewer than 1,028 derelicts were re|>orted at Washington, an average of 232 for each year. A large part of them are lumber laden craft, as otticr vessels usually go to the bottom when water gets Inside. They someUiics drift for great dis tances. thousands of miles, and re main afloat ftor years before Anally going ashore somewhere or being cap tured by a government vessel.—Ex change. Fata of a Wrecked City. History affords many cos»»s of one city being built above the ruins of an other. There have been some notable exceptions, but quite often when a city has suddenly been wiped out of exist ence by war or Are or a great cata clysm of nature It lias been rebuilt within a short time. In some Instances this process has l>oen several tlmcw repeated an the samo site. The list of exceptions now receives sn addition In the city of fit. IMerre, Martinique. Absolutely nothing has been done to* ward restoring the city in which the entire population of over 2*'i,000 peoylo met an awful death when Mont relee blew off Its top In May, 1002. Rank tropic vegetation Is rapidly covering the charred and fallen walls and chok ing the Hilent streets.—Youth’s Com panion. Fighting th* Hat. A "no hot" brigade fashioned after the one which Is thriving In I»udon has been formed In Vienna. "The hat," says one of the members, "Is u super fluous article of tnun’s wearing ap parel. It deprives the bead of needed air and sunshine, retards tho growth snd In tunny Instances kills the hair uim! Is a source of Inconvenience and considerable expense. At no time does the member of our league appreciate bis resolution to go bareheaded so much ns when he visits a theater or opera. The crush hat has gone out of style; the cylinder takes up too much room, nnd It Is never Improved by stor age in n theater wardrobe. No nmn who once Joins our ranks will desert: bur, like taking pnxsage, It requires a little courage.” Many Sects In London. London has at least forty-five differ ent denominations of Chrlstluus. Glas gow boasts its thirty-four religious bodies and Edinburgh its twenty-five. In aplte of the Methodist union three years ago there are still five or six varieties of Methodist societies in Loo don, while there ure two other “re formed” offshoots from the Church of England, three different Haptlst bodies nnd three kinds of Presbyterians— Erigllsh, Scotch and Welsh.—London Globe. Studying the Soil. A modern view of the soil regards It as alive. It Is a matrix supporting various definite groups of micro-organ isms, and recent Investigations suggest tho possibility of determining by bac teriological diagnoses tho crop produc ing capacities of different soils, as well a* their causes. It has been shown wl^iln th* past few years that tho actioo of the ulttffytng bacteria corre lates fhlrty Well with tho productive ness of thdPMmB under field con ditions. Qattfng Acquainted. "W# hesitated sbout renting this place," said the woman who had Just moved In, “until wo learned that the 'unities on both sides of us owned lietr houses. It is so unpleasant to Ive where the people next door areal kiivs changing and yen never know • hat kind of neighbors you are going in have." "Yea," responded the woman on tin •tlier side of the fence. “That’s one reason why we’re trying to sell our house."—Chicago Tribune. A Bright Student. During a recent examination In the theology of the Old Testament the following question was asked a young clergyman: “What language did Ms Iannis ass speak? After a moment of thought a smile flashed across Ids face, snd he wrote his answer I look rd at the paper. Ho had written. "As lyrlnn."—Idppincott’s. Things He Stu. "He’s a terrible drunkard, Isn’t ho?” “Yes, but he’s s good citizen.’* “How can that be?" “Every time he has jlmjams he goes to tho courthouse snd pays taxes on a «ck of pink and bine dogs.’’—Cleve and Leader. _ | Anticipated. Margaret—Did you tell the girls at he tea that aecret I confided to you md Josephine? Katharlno~No, truly didn't. Josephine got there flrst Harper’s Mazer. Sensible. Mrs. X.—The flat above ns Is unocen >1*1 right now. Why don’t you corns md live there? Mrs. T-Oh. mv dear, been sueh good friends, and I to start quarreling with youl— I Exchange. I Watch THE LEADER for the announcement of the ''X/fejjjtk . ’ * *' ’■ *vr% , Automobile Contest MMMmy■ —mm——— Of course, you will want the Automobile. If not, you will want to vote for some one who does. ■ Conditions of Contest will be announced in a few days. V * Get In Line.... Have Your hurniture Re paired, Cleaned and, 6 Varnished" Prices Reasonable^ Slid IGIVe Me A Call* S. H. Stone I 1 McCulloch Ave. Bluefield - W. Va. KELLEY & MOYERS Dealers In Whiskeys, Wines, Brandies, Ales, Beers, Porters and all Kinds of Liquors. Out of town orders shipped Promptly. First-Class Billiard arid Pool Room Connected. _ MxlMfrin .. AMD THE STRANGER IN THE HOME To the homo of Major Daniel Nor ton, ft Confederate veteran fighting a political battle for fhe white race, cornea a beautiful young girl of whose antecedents little Is known. The Major’s son Harry falls In love with her, and then a startling disclos ure Is made. The evil of "mixed blood," which the Major has been fighting publicly with voice and pen, up-rears its ugly head In tils own home. The situation presented Is dnrlng in the extreme, but handled without, offense. How the Major and his son met the situation Is told In Thomas Dixon’s remarkable new plat The Hina of the Father,” which will be seen at. the Elks Opera House on Saturday September 1st. "PAID IN FULL." The greatest play of the time and ♦ he most popular, will he the attrac tion at the Klks Opera House Friday September 30, when Eugene Walter's "Paid In Full,** with a cast that brings out. In highest degree the superbly dramatic qualities, the human sym pathy, the comedy that makes this the most appealing work the stage has seen. "Paid In Full" Is a master piece. It drives across the footlights and grips with a power that Is not once relaxed. It contains every fac tor that llffa a play to highest place In public favor. Oonalder Its won derful record and It hecomea plain that everybody likea It. Two years in New York it ran, going without halt through a summer, exceeding in drawing power the imuslcal jtiows that until then had been the only form of hot. weather theatricals Mroad way would patronize. At the same time In Chicago It scored an all sum mer run. Then throughout last seas on five companies |peered ifi it, more than ever before had played any piece at the same time, and again this year an equal number are tour* In* the country. With all this Is the fact that more persons have seen “F’nld In Full’’ than any other play In a like length of time, which sustains Acton Davis, the eminent dramatic critic of the New York Hun, who wrote: — "Paid In Full" Is the biggest iNUMtfe lii' Of the age.” 8«nitlv« to Art. Raid th# art gallery guide. ".Inst watch Mie crowd nwhllr and are which of their antic# Impresses you rno*t.” Presently the visitor arid. "I think It Is the queer attitude* so many of them strike.” "Exactly,” said the guide. ‘They are Imitating th* pone* of the figures In the portrait# AnyTx>dy who alts for a portrait Is supposed to strike n graceful attitude. All these people who hove never been painted realize the grace there Is In the poise of the head, th* turn of the wrist, the slope of the shoulders. They wish they could look like that, mid unconscious ly they try It. The men are ns bad aa the women. They straighten up; they droop; they tilt thetr heads; they arrange their ha mis and feet In Imi tation of the figure* they sdmlre most. Sometimes their attempt* are v#ry clever; again they are simply rldlm Remarkable Violin Taat. An ingenious teat of old and now vlo. Mna, Ju which an inatrument of mod ern rnnko wan voted tho flneat. hus been mndo In PaVla. During the i**r! forma lie© both crRIcs aud performer* wero In complete darkness, ao tint it wan Impossible to see which one of the seven violins selected for the teat wwa being played Then Immediately nftiT l*elng used tlie Instrument wna placed under a clotlt and tho lights wero turned on for a few momenta to en able tint critics to write down tlm votes. All tha violins were played hy two musicians of high standing, and the compositions were written especi ally for tha feat. The two violinists tried to bring out the la»st In each violin, and the result, decided Uy t#ie votes, was Interesting. The modern make of violin Jed Mie Hit with 102 votes, and Its nearest rival for favor was a Strndtvarius with iw; votes. Other old and famous makes of violins received 82. 85, 83. 82 and 80.-Loudon Telegraph. Mrs. Ooodsole—Why, Johnny, nre you Just going home now? Your moth er's been looking for you nJl afternoon Johnny—Yes’tn, I know. Mrs. Good sola—Just think how worried aha must he! Johnny—Oh, ahe’s near the end j her worrying I’m Jest beginning thine. Proof. "now do you know she's older than ycu are?” "Why, ahe admitted It herself. Hbe said ‘You and I are Just the same age,I denrle."*—Cleveland Leader. Among men some have virtues eon-! eealed hy wealth and some their rlcee by rov.Tty—TUeganla. !