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Entered as second class matter
April 8 1906, at the Post Office at
Bluefleld, W. Va., under act of Con
gress, March 3, 1879.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1910.
(Your X in the circle under the roos
ter will vote for the men on this
For State Senate.
(Seventh Senatorial District)
D. E. FRENCH,
For House of Delegates
B. W. PENDLETON,
C. W. AKERS.
For Member of County Court,
R. M. CALFER
For Superintendent of Public School,
W. M. HAl^DY.
Beaver Pond Di*trict.
For President Board of Education
WILLIAM H. THOMAS.
Member Board of Education,
A. E. BIVENS.
For Justice of the Peace,
GEORGE L. DILLARD.
Tl.e assessed valuation of property
in Mercer county for the purpose of,
taxation in 1010 19 as follows:
Real estate $14,804,450.
Personal property $6,635,045.
Public service corporations $8,346,
The same values for tin* same pur
pose in 1004, two years ago, wore as
Real estate $0,000,000. 1
Personal property $7,107,164.
Public service corporation# $7 592,
A comparison of tbese liftin'?a will
show thnt hilc r al estate ha; g <rjo
up in two years in Its nave sjnept ]
oearlr $6,000,000 public servic.; ror
poration* hav<* gone up only tocut
$700,000 and thi* in created valuation
is more than accounted for by the
construction and assessment of The
Virginian railway for taxation. Per
sonal property in the two years shows
a falling off of nearly $1,000,000. The
result of these changes in the rela
»i»e valuations of property lu ^JiiH
county is to shift the burden of tax
ation off of the ruilroad*, telegraph
nnd telephone lines *n/1 other pub
lie service corporations and th<
banka, large mercantile establish
ments, saloons. etc., and place it on
the owners of real estate, the* farm
ers owners of home* jn our cities
and towns. Personal property and
r»al estate are assesed by the local
**•*11',r* v-ho ; t’ It tip in the v<r\
limit while railroads, etc., are assess
Pd ],y tfie Board of Public Works at
Charleston. This is another result
of the workings of the Dawson tax
law. and should be remembered by
every voter on the *th day of So
vember when h* exercises the pre
rio"" right of suffrage, and deter*
mines who shall in the future legj*.
I»»e on the question of his taxation.
the reason why.
The Telegraph says that Isaac T
Mann has been successful in business,
lias lived a private life above \r.
ptoach, has had a busbies* on rear of
unquestioned honesty and that the
chief objection which the Democrats
have to him Is that he is a Republi
can. We have never heard Mr.
Mann's business honesty questioned,
nor his private life assailed, and even
if we had it is not likely we would
Mention such matters In connection
with his political record, hut we
would like to ask the Telegraph what
the chief objection to Mr. Mann is
among the insurgent members or its;
•)wn party. The Telegraph mighty
well knows why Mr. Mann's name Is
Ragged into the campaign, and it
further knows Hint the censure
which has accumulated ho his credit
is not due to the fact that he is a
Republican. It knows though we are
not expecting au admission that Mr
>lnnn is at the head of oi»« of the
most corrupt machines which ever
bossed the politics in any county or
state. Mr. Mann may he a* Republi
can from principle, hut the bunch
which he bosses arc the champion pie
men and grafters of record, and it
would rather appear as a logical in
ference that he is in sympathy with
In addition to those tilings Mr.
Mann is sole proprietor of a state
senator who does his bid on all oc
aslons, in season and out of season,
fo secure whose nomination in the
Republican primary he is charged
vith having liberally distributed
No, Mr. Mann as a business man,
»s a Republican from principle is
doubtless all right but it cannot be
*Hid that his political methods arc
I lie Telegraph this morning indul
ges in another | tax comparison, and
also in another attempt to deceive
■he voters. In the present instance
it compares tin* tax rate in the Dem
ocratic county of Summers un.T that
.'f .Mercer in which the former is ap
parently made to suffer by the com
parison. But the Telegraph as in its
Monroe matter, fails to note that
Summers has fewer miles of "railroad
• him Mercer and no coal operations.!
In this discussion the Telegraph al
o tails to make mention of the fact
nat in the Democratic counties of
! on roc and Summers, where tin*
• '.epuhiicau gratters have not enter
’ d, the valuation placed on real and'
personal property outside of the pub
lic service corporations is vastly low
er than in Mercer, so that the ac
tual burden of taxation upon -the peo
ple is in reality much less.
WHAT THEY WILL DO
! he Telegraph appears somewdiat
distressed because the Democratic
candidates have not signed pledges
1'ke Baker and Hawley. The policy
or the Democratic party in this coun
ty was stated in no uncertain terms
in the county platform which we
have published a number of times,
and upon which each of the candi
dates stand. It comes with bad grace
for the Telegraph to pretend to be
Two years ago it yelled Itself
hoarse for Davis Thorn, who is one
of tlie wettest men between the At
lantic and Pacific.
i wo years ago Baker, liawey and
Steel.* all s|pported Davis Thorn a
wet man against Wirt French n dry
ii aw ley, himself was a candidate
°n «t ticket which was professedly
Baker has voted both ways on the
whiskey question and the Lord only
Knows how he will vote the* next
Hawley has voted for more saloon
licenses than any man injthe county,
and has voted for thirteen since his
election to the legislature in IfthK.
The Telegraph has made fights for
"c tickets time and again. In a
'a,uas held at the Federal building
in the • arly part or the year when it
was decided by the ring politicians
• Kat Ld Baker should he a candidate
for <atr senate. Kd stlted than he
would run e ither wet or dry, Just as
the part? wanted him to.
Hawley was in the same position
and they decided for him to run dry.
end the ring politicians thus made
Hawley a «h man into Hawley a
1 he editor of the Telegraph was in
a <auras some two years ago, in
vhich the expression was made that
those saloons which failed to conic
aero** should he cut out and liren*ef
only given to those who would con
The editor of the Telegraph did no
protest against this. It followed that
.1. Baker's license, with the wholesale
licenses of the •Jung Brewing com
pany and W. L, Otey were cut out.
•Mr. Hawley voted against the grant
ing of these licenses which is the
only record that he has upon the dry
question, hut Just fourteen days af
ter this lie voted for these people to
have licenses, which he had voted
against. The same moral question
was involved both times.
Mr. Shott the editor of the Tide
grapli, was openly charged iu the col
umns of. the Leader with having been
present at this caucus, in which it
was decided, or at least suggested
that those saloons which failed to come
across be cut out or their licenses.
He has not denied It even to this
good day. It comes with had grace
for Mr. Shott, Mr. Baker or Mr. Haw
ley to Attempt to garab themselves
with the raiment of temperance and
ask questions ol candidates whose
record has been consistently dry, and
who have been nominated upon tlie
platform that speaks in terms that
cannot be mistaken.
In Order to show the over-zealous
ness of the ring politicians in at
tempting to deceive the people i;fto
voting for their ticket ns a dry tick
et, arter the nominations were made
they elected a chairman of their cam
paign committee to elect this so-'
called dry ticket; the chairman of
that committee is E. E. Carter who
even during the year of J910 was the
proprietor of a saloon, and f when
charged a year ago with selling whis
key illegally at the stand of Goodwin
& Miller lie introduced a contract
from AI Goodw in, one nr the owners
or the Goodwin & Miller saloon, au
thorizing him to act as general man
ager of this negro saloon.
Y‘J*. Baker, Mawey, Sfeele and Lil
ly, or someone for* them, chose Mr.
Carter as campaign manager to elect
this ticket. A part or the people may
l)c fooled all the time; all the people
may be fooled part of the time; but
very few people will be fooled by the'
ring ticket in attempting to ride into
oflice upon a dry platform.
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| Other Editors |
Taxing Your Wife's Hat
Somewhere in this ci.ty there is a I
woman who is thinking of taking un-'
to herself a new hat—and it will not
he ho very cheap, because
A straw-hat form is tariff-taxed 33
All bonnet wire, "not less than 35
per cent." as the Payne Tariff Tax
law states, and this means it will
generally be more—such is the* inten
A straw-trimmed hat 50 per cent.
A bonnet of imitation or artificial!
silk. 45 cents a pound and In addition1
to that a tariff tax of 60 per cent. |
The material out of which to fash
ion a hat of straw, 20 per cent.
If she decorates it with headed trim
niirig there Is a tariff tax of 60 per
1 rent, on that trimming; If the trim
ming Is metallic or "metal ga'loons."
jit is 3 1-3 centsfor each four ounces
• and in addition to that 60 per cent.
Whatever amount of cotton velvet
1 she uses Is tariff-taxed 12 cents a
square yard and in addition to that
125 per cent. But these two together
must never he less ithan 47 1-2 per
_ *_ .11. «... _
*«ivei. mBiean. jt i
1 is tariff taxed 9 ,'5-8 cents for each
The velvet ribbons will pay a tar*
iff tax of 10 cents an ounce If they
•ire black, but if they are colored they
"ill almost pay 11 cents.
If Rhe has an artlfleR| feather It is
»ar Iff-taxed 60 per cent., or a natural
Mather Ready to wear. »*strlch. egret.
paradiRe or turkey. It !*» also 6o per
cent, if she - ’n wear it ■•«•*. } ns
cd z 4 cents an ounce an I in ad
dition to that 60 per cent. Cotton
ribbons are taxed 60 per cent, and
Milk and embroidered ribbons are tax
i ed 60 p<*r cent.
Hhe will fasten it to her head with
a hatpin that is tariff-taxed 25 per
cf-nt. and in addition from 1 cent each
on up to 5 or 10 cents each. Any
•‘J,le buckles or similar gewgaws are
tariff-taxed the same.
And when the hat is finished It
j surmounts the soft, rippling mass of
puffs, curls and ringlets that are tax*
I cd 85 per cent.
lb* sure and see the Free Heater In
the window of the Furewka Hard
H O. Wiles, assistant city engineer
returned today from Keystone where
hiking after a paving rontrail,
Start a foundation for a home. We
j w ill sell you a lot for 110 00 down
and $10.00 per month. Rnsley A West.
Rookwood Pottery ^
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 15, 1910
Messrs. Randolph* Mittendorf,
Bluefield, W. Va.'
Your enthusiastic interest in our Pottery and the earnest
promises of attention and support of an agency tend to induce us
to try and get a shipment to you, although it had seemed impos
sible to take on another agent just now.
We are accordingly enclosing copies of our contract for
your signature, one of which you may retain, and will try and get
a collection of pottery to you in about two weeks or sooner if
possible. We feel that you have the right idea about displaying
and selling Rookwood and that is one of the first essentials of
an agent. We feel that with our co-operation you will be success
ful in establishing a permanent agency in Bluafield.
Yours very truly,
THE ROOKWOOD POTTERY COMPANY,
Per M. J. Adams.
The above insures to our patrons an opportunity of pur
chasing in BLUEFIELD the most
ARTISTIC and EXCLUSIVE Line of POTTERY
produced in the World. We hope to have our first
shipment for display within the next few days.
Randolph <& Mittendorf,
Biuefieid, West Va
PIGS IN HELMETS.
Mustard Pota at Which Paris Laughed
ar.d Berlin Scowled.
A tale of a mustard pot Is amusing
Paris. Net long ago a French mus
tard maker was waited upon l»y a
German drummer. \\ ho produced a
sample of a mustard pot. It took the
shape of a pig with a furious snout, a
tall like a corkscrew and a poetic rye
in short, "n true German pig." as a
But the design did not ptease the
French maker of mustard. "Your pig,"
he said, "has no common sense. If.
instead of giving it a cover at on* e in.
significant and iiuirtislle. you had given
it a helmet it would have Intd suc
Scenting an order, the breath of his
nostrils, the German drummer asked
how many pots would Ik? ordered If
the pig were provided with a helmet,
and when 15,000 was named he booked
the commission on the spot.
And In due time the German pigs
arrived In helmets and were voted a
distinct success In tin. cafes and res
taurants of Paris, ftut German vis
Itors to the gay city were not so fas
cinated by the design, and representa
tions were promptly made to the for
eign office against what was ta*keu ns
a serious insult to the German army.
It was a sad revelation to the pnr
testers when they learned that the of
fending mustard pois had been made
Vulgar American* Abroad.
A good uimiy of iis know* charming
Americans and are prep:tied to de
fend the nation from (In- attacks of
people Who d< II i know, p.ut there is
a type of American woman who Is
"beyond the lteydnd." This writer
saw* three of that kind the other day.
They canto Into the choir of Canter
bury cathedral during morning serv
ice. guidebook In hand. They took no
heed tin? kneeling congregation or
of the litany, hut stared about them
as though they were in a circus. When
a verger, with amazing politeness and
self control, firmly conducted them to
seats one saw a surprised air of pro
test and heard the American accent.
It Is inconceivable that ixmple of an:,
other nation could behave like that.
Kven the most vulgar Knglisliinan
abroad U not »|tiltc so bad. London
Colored Citizens of Mars.
“Ro you think Mars must be In hi ti
" Yaasuh," replied Unrle Itasberry.
”Dar aln* no doubt of It. An’ what's
rno', dem ’habitants Is eullud folks.
All dem canals wotildn' 1h> no good wIf
ont canal boats, an' csnalboata wonldn’
be no good Wffout mules, an* dsr aln*
no use o’ tryln' to run any kin* o' mule
business wlfout de help o’ eullud
CONDRESSIONA I, TICKET.
Fifth lllstrlc) for Congress
Residence, Pt. Pleasant, W. Va.
For ouite Senate, Set ruth District
□ D. E. FRENCH
Residence, Rluefleld. W. Va.
MERCEIt CCH XTV tic ket
_ For House- of Delegates
I B. W. PENDLETON
I Residence, Princeton, W. Va.
F°r House of Delegates
| | C. W. AKKRA
Residence, Hluefleld, W. Va.
j For Comity Superintendent of Schools
□ WILLIAM M. HARDY
i Residence, New Hope, W. Va.
For C nnntj Commissioner
| ] R. M. CALF EE
RogldflCO, Ada, \V. Va.
< ONUHKSMOVU, TH KKT.
Fifth District for Congress
B. H. WHITE
Residence, Berkley, \V. Va
HE* ATOM AI. TlfftET
For State Senate, Met cut It District
j P. M. SCOTT
Residence Montcalm. W. Va.
MERCER (OFATV TICKET
For House of Dclriratcs
□ If. INGRAM COOK j
Real<Tea< e, Mato ft a, W. Va.
For House of Helcsrntcs
□ J. M. WYSOR
Residence, Mannerlnp, W. Va.
For County Superintendent of Schools
□ JAMES H. HARVEY
Residence, Flat Top, W. Va
For County Commissioner
COMPRESSION ,\ I, TICKET.
Hl’tli District |’«r Centre vs
JAME8 A. HCCIHES
Residence, Huntington, w, V«.
SENATORIAL III KET
t'l>r Senate, Sr tenth District
j J E. S. MAKER
Residence, Mrumwell W. V'n,
MERCER COI VI V TICKET
For House of Dclcffittrs
□ F. M. STEELE
Residence, Elgond, W. Va.
Cor noirse of Oelefrntea
j W. C. HAWLEY
Residence, Minefield. W. Va.
Cor Count} Superintendent of Schools
IZ •TAMES F. HOLROYD
Residence, Athena. W Va,
tor ( onuty ( orninKsjeiiei'
| | W. J. LILLY
Residence, Athens, W. Va.
West Virginia, Mercer County, to-wit: •
I, W. B. Honaker. clerk of the circuit court of Mercer county, and as such chair
man of the Board of Ballot Commissioners of said county, do certify that the foregoin'
is a true list of all the candidates for office to be vote' 1 for at the general election to be
held on the Hth day of Novemlwr, 1910, whose names have been certified to me and filed
in my office as provided by law.
Ctiven under my hand this 24th day of October, 1910.
• W. B. HONAKKR, Clerk
«md^a>sjoit h Chairman of the Board of Ballot Commissioners.
LEADER WANT ADS BRING RESULTS QUtQKLY
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