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■ v-. * t ESTABLISHED APRIL 8] 1906 BLUEF1ELD, W. VA.. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER I, 1910 1’KICi; TWO CENTS NOVEMBER IS CEOSE SECOND * ✓* — ■■ . Biggest Month in History of the Pocahontas Division With Exception of Last April WILL RANK HIGH IN COAL DELIVERIES j October Was a Big Coal* Month in All Fields in this Section — In the matter of general freight do- 1 liveries on the Pocahontas division of the Norfolk & Western, the month of November Just closed with the excep tion of last April was the largest in the history of the company. The daily j average according to the figures com plied in the division office was 1565 cars including the eastern and west ern movement. The haulage was 2u, 553 west and 26,404 east, making a total of 46,957. The movement east and west for April was 1573 cars daily making a total for the thirty days of 47,190 ears. Of the entire deliveries at any time It will probably figure out that Rixty-five percent is coal, twenty percent general freight and fifteen per cent coke. The indications were until the Inst few days of November that this would be the biggest month in the history of the Pocahontas and adjacent fields on this diivsion in the matter of coal loading, but there was a fulling down in the tidewater movement, and the closing of the Luke season also ope rated to cut down the shipments. Even with this against the month when the figures are all in, there will i be but a slight difference between it and October which was the record breaker in the coal business for the entire history of this division of the Norfolk & Western. The figures so far compiled show a slight falling off, ! but they are not all in and cannot be given accurately. As the matter how stands April of this year was the biggest month in the general freigiit movement for this division, with No vember a close second, and October the biggest month in the coal busi ness, November showing but a very slight decline. One very noticeable feature is the increase in the coke business which has been making evry decided strides within the past few months. The fig ures for the month have not been compiled, and therefore there is noth ing definite to be given out beyond the fact that it is Ifhown there is a very substantial increase. MOTHER OF GEORGE SUM TODAY l,ondon, Dec. 1—Alexandra, mother of King Heorge and widow of King Bdward, is today receiving the con gratulations of Kuropean royalty up on attaining her sixty-sixth birthday. The queen-mother is the daughter of King Christian IX. of Denmark. Her given name is Caroline Marie Charlot te Louise Julie. Many rumors have been afloat late ly regarding aleged serious dlfferen ccr of opinion between Alexandria and Queen Mary. It may be snfely said that these sensational reports are grossly exaggerated, although it is admitted that, in their personal tastes and inclinations the queen mother and the queen are far apart. 9PEARE QUITS JOB. New York, Nov. Dec. I.- Robert P. Hooper, of (lermantown, Pn., today resumed the presidency of the Amer ican Automobile Association, succeed ing I,ewla R. Speare, wrho retired on account of tho demands of his busi ness for his entire time. Subscribe for The Leader. Arrives in New York from Europe and Gives Her Name as Miss Eliza beth McNaughton IS HELD FOR LATER INVESTIGATION _ If She Proves to be a Com panion of Cnppen She Will Be Deported •Now Yotk. Hoc. 1.— A young woman giving name of Elizabeth McNnugh ton arrived here from Europe this morning. She Is believed to bo Ethel I-c.N»vp and is detilnod by the imnii i gration authorities. If she proves to h>* EoNeve she will probably he de ported. The authoiitie3 are making every t possible effort to entahUsh the iden tity of the young woman whom »h.>y believe beyond doubt is Ethel 1 e Neve. She hears a very striking ie- ( semblance to the companion of tlv i late Dr. Crippen, and while she s'oul ly denies that she is such the matter , remains to be proven. The inunigra- j tlon office Insists that she proc ihv. 1 she is not. If she fails to do thia ah» will be promptly sent out of the country. BIG DEMAND FOR HOLIDAY SEALS l Washington, Dec. 1.- Announce ment conies from the headquarters of the American National Red Cross that Christmas Seals are being print- | ed at the rate of a million a day and that already oevr <50.000,000 have been given out to agents in all parts of the I’nited States. The demand for these holiday seals is greater this year than ever before. At the same time the Red Cro*s issues a warning calling attention ol all users of Christmas Heals to 'he ruling of the F’ost-ofhce Department that these stcckers must be placed in the backs of letters and packages. To avoid the possibility of the misuse of holiday seals, warning cards at. being posted in every booth where Red Cross Heals are sold, telling tin' the tslckers are not good for postag* and must he used only as seal*. Already several million seals have been sold to large manufacturing com I cern an dother business houses in all pnrts of the ''nlted States, and or ders are coming in hourly The out look for selling 100.000,000 seals r’ ! j thereby making good the slogan of tlio campaign, A Million for Tuner ;culosls." arc very bright. COL S. M. SMITH SEVERELY HURT i Col. 8. M. Smith fell thin afternoon in front of the Mat* hotel on the ley aldewalk, and aeverely wrenched b'a hark. He waa taken to hia residence on Monroe afreet In hia automobile and medical aid aummoned. It ia not known at thla time how bad the injury will prove, but it 'feared he will be confined to hia room for aomn time. MARYLAND HORTICULTURISTS Baltimore, Her. 1 The Maryland State Horticultural Society commenc ed Ita annual convention here today, (wlth a number of apeakera of nation I al reputation in attendance. A great exhibition la being held thla week In the Fifth Regiment Armory. Cet in The leader Conte»t. _j_ World s Greatest Fiancier j 0 0 IN HIS BED Seventy Year Old Clerk of the N. & W. Dies at Boarding House in Roanoke - * ! ^ Roanoke, Dee. I. (Special(—New ton H. Hazelwood, chief clerk In office of the auditor of receipts of the Nor folk & Western was found dead In bed at Ilia boarding house hero to day. Death due to heart failure. Hazelwood wag seenty yeurg old. born in Medford and has been with the Norfolk (Si Western forty-two years. FINISHING IIP HIS MESSISE Special Session of Cabinet Called to Consider Pres ident Taft’s Message to Congress Washington. Dec. I. A special cab | inet sesiou was called by President Taft toda yt ©consider his message to tCongress, now only In a rough form. Mr. Taft worked on lb** message un til long past midnight last night and was again at work before eight o'clock this morning. After the cabinet session adjourned the president secluded himself in his stud> to put the finishing touches on his message. I __ ANNUAL RECEPTION. Cambridge. Mass., Dec. I Harvard professors are todav engaged in airing , their mothball-scented dross suits, hunting stray shirt studs and collar buttons and heckling the Cambridge inundrymen and tailors, in order that they may put up a brave front at the big social event of the year. It is the annual faculty reception, arid tonight the entire Fnlon building will he Alli ed with Harvard educators and their wievs. The professors of rtsdcliffe. as well as Harvard, wil bake part in the igay event. Following the reception will come n light supper, and then the cry will he. "On with the dance. l*et joy lie uneonAned " The festivi ties wll Irontinue until midnight, at which hour all good Harvard profos sors are expected to go hyhy. Fir Ernest CassrtJ, one of the world's jgreatest financiers, and his daughter, Mrs, Wilfred Ashley, who through «•!•» j expenditure of hi« millions has been practically cured of tuberculosis. Fir Ernest was a great friend of the late King Edward. Those who have met the great financier describe him cas ually as "the coldest of mortals" and one who cares for nothing hut adding to hiB wealth. Hut Ins untiring de votion to his daughter during her long illness revokes this contention. E\ery great specialist in Europe has been consulted and last year the financier flung aside great stakes to be with his daughter in Egypt where she lay at death's door for inn > months. .A special st< o ..or wr c t > r I i< bring her ho:; <. • d -r i • i •, i! I - ness fro mtbls dr i* d m s !ed Sir Ernest t<i pn t t i II’ >u |dollar sanitarium foi con:nu>i tr. <• to ,the English nation. ici pie is Assistant Postmasters of First and Second Clas ses Are Now Under Civil Service Rules Washington, Doc. I. \nother juicy file hiiK been, taken oft tin* federal patronage counter Now civil service rules affecting iksitunt i»OKttnnaters of the Oral and second claane- were put Into effect today, and ofTlcl'il and po litical Influence will no longer control auch jobs. The law proivdes that nil assistant post master* of the classes mentioned throughout the country must undergo examinations to prove their ability to properly execute their duties. and not merely to ge* in the votea. Such assltant postmasters an are found to he capable to fill all the requirements of the postal service will remain in office during good behnlvor. The placing of assitant postmaster** under civil service rules is evpected to reault In greatly increased efflclen cy, aa these men, having long experi ence an da thorough knowledge of their offices, *111 he of groat assis tance during the "breaking In" of new postmasters. DEATH AT NARROWS ' ~ .V’I*C. Prof. Wyman Who Die*7 Claims to Have Been Membei of Washing ton’s Masonic Lodge —— D.BANK DEADLY VEGETABLE DOPE Masons Investigating and Will Probably Take Charge of the Body Professor Wyman, an artist in the •lit' r, of ventriloquism ntlo slight of blind died suddenly this morning In tls room at the Central Hotel at Narrows, Va., ul>ont K* o'clock., The i t hie seemed to lie an ovo *do: * < f '*x»r..i 'u taken in lion of liquor, ince Narrows In a dry town. Wynne an effort to get some of liis favorite | beverage from niuefleld, but a :,<• ed shipment or some other hitch caused him to take to the dcndlx veg etable extracts. Dr. Coeburn, the only ! physician in tin* little town, was Mint ^moiicd Imt tin* patient was beyond | niedieal aid when lie arrived. Ills death followed, according to the re j port received here about noon, In a few minute i al ter after the doctor's arrival. A remarkable feature connected with the man is the fae.t that he claims to i»*» a Mason and n member of tin* lodge instituted by ti.it great Patron of Masonry, (Jeorge Washing ton. W. (). Cor hum, a merchant of Narrows, and a member of the (tfdor, visited Wyman a short time before his death and satisfied himself that the claims wore correct, but strange to say after tin* death no credential were found. There appears no doubt however, upon the subject. The Mn Wli1' of (files county who w**;v t Narrows today to bury the remains! of ihrir toother, William J >!inso.i, j who died yesterday, have taken the ; matter up, ami will make every ef fort to establish the Identity of the man. Among his effects were found | only com** slight of hand paraphernal | la, and other Junk. Imt nothing to give a clue as to the Identity of the man 'Ills Masonic identification which Mr. ! , Cc' burn had seen had * disappeared. ; ** ■ • d that the man's claims j are ' i •• * -lml the Masons, it stated, will in all probability take charge of tlie body. It is being held • until the matter enn he inveKflgntod. Wyfftnn was a man about 7*> yet' s old, and find evidently led a rambling Itfe mainly devoted to flu* to the show business. t Declares that Advanced | Rates Would Operate in Favor of John D’s Company Wachlngton. Ite< 1. That advanc ing railroad rates ax proposed by avrl otix traffic lines would b«- of imnicn.se advantage to the Standard Oil com pany and a detriment to th** Indepen dent shippers was the declaration of I- W. Holtz of Columbus, Ohio, pres ident of National Petroleum Associa tion at the rate hearing today. Independent oil dealers are unal»e ably opposed to the inn ease, declar ing thev will be i r.>*l,V to compel*, with oil *<••»< t\e irtoF are rais-vl. j W 11. Henediet of Cincinnati, sales agent for the Thacker Company rep resenting the Houston mines at Thark er and at Klkhorn, Is In the city to day looking after the business of his concern. 1 INCREASE Shows Gain in the last Ten Years of Over 260,000 According to the Returns. MERCER MAKES A BIG STRIDE ■p Thirteenth Census Show3 the County to Have 38,371 People War bin ft ton, Doe. 1. (Special) The population of th© state of West Virginia, the tabulation of which haul Just been completed by the comas j bureau for the* thirteenth census, in I 1,221,119. H howl lift an increase of over 260,000 in tho hot ten years. The population of the Htnto according to (lie twelftli census ret nr in; was 958, I (mmi, and that of tin* eleventh 702,791. * The population of .Mercer county according to the returns completed today for the thitrcenlh census Is •»K,87I. The twelfth cc 11 HUH gave the county 22,028 and tho eleventh IC,0)I. 10 PRESERVE _ - J House of Governors Discuss Matter and National Moemvent May Be Inaugurated Louisville, Dec. I. The national i inoement for the* preservation of liu man life* will like|> in* inaugurated ns 1 a rowult of tiu- attention paid by the House of Coventors to that sul»je< I today. It was a ieature of the pro-’ gramme for -xcculive session today and a number of state executives wpoke on the* subject. The employes liability law, child la bor and the prevention of tuhoreu losis were also discussed. NEW ATHLETIC . JE ri Kansas City. Alo.. In*, |. Sonic im portant new athletic rulings uff<( in nil the leading universities and leges of Missouri. Kansas and .**■ * ,! other states were put into effe* • *'> day l»v the Missouri Valiev fnh • o’ legiate Conference. One r»f tii r .les provides tIns* hereafter no * t> I • t < oi( hen sha’l he allowed ,ox< i> iib *•*.; are regular members of « u *e Ing staff employed hv the 40 > • hoard of the institutions for II.» *i stllutlons for the full neadeinh y< ,i This will do away with professional coaches. Another rule provide* that no intercollegiate footh ill game; shall he plaved elsewhere than on college grounds. If this rule stick*, the an nual Thanksgiving Im . game between Kansas and Missouri i nthl* rltv will be a thing of the past .and oth* r large cities of this section will also he deprived of ofothall contests be tween leading colleger COTTON OIL MEETING New York. !>er I Stockholder. ,,f the Xmeriean Cotton Oil Company tire holding their tin mini meeting today at the principal offices, Oldenburg, \\ .1 . where the lefinen is located, hi rectors will he elected and other bus me*-, transacted The company today paid a semi annual dividend ot three per cent, on its preferred and two -ml one half per rent on its common stock. I I Troops Hold Main Streets of City on Account of the Unsettled Conditions BEGINS HIS EIGHTH TERjft . I » \ i | Inaugural Cermeonies Are Most Simple on Account of the Recent Trouble Mexico City, Doe. 1.-Troops that have been pouting Into tin* elt.v r »r • be past twenty-lour hours, guarded • lie principal street* today during the inauguration *»i President Diaz who tor tin* eighth time assumed tin* chief t. m y of the Mexican Republic. To i revem any ouibroak of violence. President Diaz Issued orders that »hc» ceremonies should 5;e mo.-t simple. I he (listurbed condition of the Repul) lie caused the most extienu* proenu • loti to he taken and President l>ia< and his e.ihlni t ministers were close ly guarded. BIG FEED FOR l LITTLE SPARTAN - - r, .\ew York, Doe. I. Tw enty live n »n M'oh, tlie havings of ntaiiy duys, were cheerfully exchanged for Ref^sOvo:., Christ teas -ticker* by little Tom*dv’ Norton, a 'ame newsboy, when the teals were placed on sale in New Y >riv ortttv Tommy. fearing that the d maud might exceed Rio snppiy, ap pearrd early at the Red Cross >••< | heudnnrtcrs in tlu* arcade of the Met lopi 'Han building, anti proudly com I’letoil the negotiation which made him the owner of the hunot of the Santa Claus real-. Inquiry developed the fact tint!: hot it the lather nnd mother of the ho l a I died or fnheronlosia. Tommy, hearing the money realized from the rale of the stamps Is to lie applied to the wot k of nreven ) g the ravage* °f the white rlngm . ( ed having per f.otial ktitiwlcdg ■ of ij'p sadness and desolation <nu e<| b.v the dread de •tro*' rt »lb! tiol take Jour to rf-aeh a de*» ri,liiaiion to spend fi e money ho hid saved foi a Chrbi n>* fee <|f«>j- a beltf ,• ejnre. When askcrl where lie (•*•!*< ■etifl to dim- op Chi 1st finis, if he mile flout hi announced intf-ntion of pending all hi* spare wealth for Red < otrs seals, lit- shrugged ids narrow onldf rs ntiiJ retdl* 1 Ah, rlicp, I'll .insi iii-hirii up niy hell, like 1 his. s ee Kind hearten loll; who overheurd Mu conversation of M e little SpirtflD " : t »•"«• Mini he h.i* u groat “feed" on ( brlHmax, not only. hut will take ifi>:- to Insure to, him she attention !»• eorrin etit t livsh inn who will on den v or i os-ave him from Mie Into '■•'»li i inn rtook hK parents, H0PPF;.9L0380N MATCH New York, nee, I Willie Hoppe, 1*1 balk line bit till eli'itiitiioii, and George !•’ sin '"i nil tonight begin their inafeh roi the world.; title in Madison Square Garden Comert Halt. The mat eh Is of l.hOO points and will eon tin ue two night*. a!cr«on ihalleng.fi voting llonpo laid October and the inafeh was set for Nov. Intt HJo*son forfeited he cause of a nervous breakdown follow ing the wrecking of hi* hlHard acad emy. Nov, however, Hlosson claim* to have recovered hi ol«l time vigor and is verv confident of capturing the chatuidonship emblem. ThK: court* de ice is largely shared hv the friend* of the one-time champion, who hnev watered much money on bis ability to ‘conic back." • In adit Ion to flic rmhhui. the win* ! n«-r wil iget a pmae of ll.nnn and the , receipts, ns the conditions of Hie mfitch state that the winne is to take nil. i