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Gathered in And Around Town By Our
Resident And County
The health of Mrs. Jno Ball is not much
Governc r o'Fcrrall is suffering with ase-!
Vere attack of grippe.
Mrs Wm Britta, of North TazeweU,
still continues in ill health.
Dr. \V. P. Nyo has been laid up with
the grippe but is going about again.
Messrs Thompson and Moss, of Burks
Garden, have gone South with horses.
The clerk of the county court has al?
ready issued six marriage licenses this year.
Next Tuesday the regular term of the
County Court of TazeweU for January will
Mr. William Barns, of the Cove, was in
town today and reports everthing serene
jn his locality.
Bush F. Cecil, Esq, of Cedar Bluff, was
in town Tuesday, and paid our office a
Mrs. J. K. Ward has been suffering
With a severe attack of grippe, but is now
Evangelist Hypes, of Salem Va., is now
conducting an interesting meeting at the
church in Bowen's Cove.
Mrs. Barbee and Miss Willie McCall,
ofGraham, visited their brother Mr. h. G.'
McCall, at this place, last week.
Mr. H. G. McCall's little one year old
daughter, May, has been sick for several
weeks, but is now greatly improved.
We have moved into our new offico at
the east end of Main Street where we will
be pleased to have our friends call to
fjJohn C. Hopkins, Esq., of Catlettsburg,
Kentucky, paid a Hying visit to the county
and town during this week. He left today
The merchants and other business men
of TazeweU have beer, very busy during
the past t>:o weeks settling up transactions
of the past year.
Another paper, the McDowell Free
Press, has been started at Welch. From
its sidntaroryi we suppose it will be Demo?
cratic in politics.
When you think of having a prescrip?
tion lilled think seriously who you will get
to till it, there is a great deal of danger at?
tached to having your prescriptions filled
by incompetent hands, the Tazewell Drug
Co. have a graduate in Pharmacy to fill
their prescriptions?in his hands you are
Prof James H. Gilmore, for some years
Professor of Daw at the University of Va.,
has returned to his home at Marion, and
has resumed the practice of law.
When you come to town next Tuesday
to attend court call around and pay your
subscription to theiRepublican. You have
no idea how glad we will be to see you.
Mr. A. D. Witten, of Martinsville, Va.,
was in town yesterday. Mr. Witten is the
son of Hon. James R. Witten and is one
of the rising business men of Martinsville.
We are requested to give notice that the
Rev. W. 1). Buckner, Rector of Stras
Memorial Church, will hold services next
Sunday, morning and night, in that church.
The Epworth league of the Methodist
church will give a literary and musical
entertainment next Monday night at the
church. An interesting programme will be
prepared and rendered.
Miss Sallie May Haynes, daughter of
Rev. L. K. Haynes, is quite ill, and her
friends are very solicitous about her con?
dition. We trust she may improve rap?
idly and recover her usual health.
Mr. John Kinder, of Thompson Valley,
was married on yesterday to Miss Sallie
Ciudill, daughter of Mr Enoch Caudill, o:
Tannersville, this county. The marriage
came off at the home of the bride's father.
I had toothache, the worst kind, ar.d
was told to try Lightning Hot Drops. I
put some in my tooth and rubbed son.e
on my face, and in two minutes I felt re?
lief, and within an hour my tooth was en?
tirely well and the swelling gone from my
face."?Henry Lybrook, Glen Lyn, Va.?
For sale by TazeweU Drug Co.
Mrs. Goo. Buston left on Wednesdayf>r
Greencastle, Indiana, where ehe has goi.e
to visit her daughter Mrs. Orville Cam
mack. Mrs. Buston will remain with her
daughter several months, and no doubt
will have an enjoyable visit.
On last Monday night Mr. and Mrs.
T. M. RatUffgaveasocial party to their
neice, Miss Watkins, who is on a visit to
our town. A number of young ladies and
gentlemen were present as guests r.ud
were handsomely entertained. Therefre.-h
inents served were pronounced delicio is.
Mr. C. T. Patton was of very great ser?
vice to us in placing our new press in con?
dition to run. Mr. Patton has a great
deal of mechanical ingenuity and ought to
be in charge of a machine fhop of his on.
A machine shop at this place would pay.
On the 29th of this month the High
School will close its Public School term.
It is the intention of Prof. Beahm and his
assistants to arrange for proper closing
ing exercises. A place for these exercises
has not yet been secured, but we suppose
the t,own hall will be the place. The ex?
ercises, no doubt, will be interesting und
due notice of their character will be given.
The Biuefield lawyers have formed a
Mrs. H. Bane Human is quite ill with
an attack of neuralgia.
Judge J. H. Stuart who has been hold?
ing court at Lebanon, returned home yes- ]
Col. A. J. May, has presented to his I
friend Mr. H. C. Alderson a very tine
$$?3.00 shot gun.
Mr. D. H. Payne has traded his town
property for a farm in Horse Pen Cove,
and will move his family next month.
The impurities in the blood which cause j
scrofulous eruptions are thoroughly eradi?
cated by Hood's Sarsaparilla. Try it.
Mrs. S. M. B. Coulling, who has been
visiting her father, in Pulaski County, for
the past month, returned home on Tuesday.
Mr. Jesse White, of the Central Hotel,
has gone to Florida, and w ill spend some
time in Lie land of flowers recuperating
Geo. W. StClair, Esq. has gone to Rich?
mond to present to the Supreme Court of |
Appeals the petition and record for an ap?
peal in an important case.
Mr. W. R. Stuart, of Richlands, Green
briar county, West Va., is in our town
visiting his daughter, Mrs. T. P. Bo .Yen
and his son, Judge J. H. Stuart.
The handsome dwelling of Dr. K. B.
Gillespie in the east end " is rapidly
approaching completion, ani he will
move in his new home in a short time.
Mr. J. B. Crawford left today for
Meadow View, Washington county, Va,
where he will assist tomorrow night in
instituting a Lodge of I. 0. 0. F,
Senator Mdls, of Texas, has made an,
impassioned speech in the United States
Senate, in which he said we owe no dutii s
to Spanish despots. The Senator is right.
Mr. Juo. B. Crawford, of this place is
now engaged by Pettibone Bros. Manu?
facturing Company, of Cincinnati. This
company is a very large manufacturer of
Mr. W. E. Williams, of Marion, has
been here some days assisting in putting
up our new press and fixing up our office
generally. He has rendered us very great
We have received a letter from one of
our young friends who is at college telling
us to be certain to send him the repub?
LICAN every week. We are glad he en?
joys get ang the paper and will surely com?
ply wit:i his request.
Mr. Thomas R. Shaw, of Lima, Ohio, ig
in town stopping at the Central Hotel.
He comes here for the purpose of leasing
oil lav. Is on Marrowbone Creek, Mingo
county, West Va. These lands belong to
Capt. Sam'l Walton, of Falls Mills, and
Dr. J.iiues O'Keeffe, of this place.
Mr. W. G. Ilarrisson, accompanied by
Iiis little daughter Margie, left for Hot
Springs, Ark., on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr ilarrisson goes to this celebrated
health resort to recuperate his health. His
many friends here wjsIi him a pleasant
visit and a perfect restoration to health.
Messrs. Pobst & Wingo have bought
fro:a Harrisson, Surface & Co. and Chap?
man oc Thompson their entire stocks of
queensware, china and glassware. The
t o last mentioned firms will no longer
c.u-ry such goods in stock, while P?bst &
Wingo will make them a leading feature
in their business.
Mat McClannahan, the sexton of the
Methodist Church at Marion, Va., died
last Friday, his death being occasioned by
a fall from a load of straw a few days
before his death. Uncle Mat was one of
the most respected colored men of this
town, and was a good man. He had filled
the place of sexton of the church for a
number of vears.
8 January Sale.
2 Our yearly closing out sale of all 8
2 winter goods begins on Monday, Jan- g
2 uary 11th. Read ad. on another page 8
? for particulars. ?
? HARRISSON, SURFACE & CO. |
All persons indebted to us are request?
ed to settle their accounts at once, either
by cash or note.
Boston & Soxs.
The first quarterly meeting of the con?
ference year forTazewell Station will be
held next Sa turday and Sunday.
Oeue to Hot Springs
Mr. J. W. Chapman, with hi? wife and
little sou, Ned, left for 'Hot Springs, Ar
kansas,. on Tuesday afternoon. They went
incoiopany with Mr. W. G. Harrisson and
CThe Staunton Life Association, of Staun
ton, Va. was placed in the hands of a trus?
tee on the 13th Last,
Notes from Tazewell High School.
The Columbian Literary Society, organ?
ized in our school two months ago, is
steadily growing and is doing a good work.
Our weekly meetings are well attended,
entertaining and instructive programmes
are carried out. Visitors frequently add
encouragement by their presence. On
last Friday night we laid the foundation of
our library. Thirty-six volumes were con?
tributed by friends and patrons of the
On motion the Society tendered a vote I
of thanks to the following persons who bo j
kindly gave us books:
Messrs. Pobst & Wingo, W. G Harris
son, M. McKenzie, H. 0. Peery, Chap?
man & Thompson, St. Clair Stuart, H. G.
McCall, Peery & Dodd, E. L. Wright,
Stuart Bowen, John B. Crawford, Baylor
and Harman, Ur. Landon, Frank Kitts,
Austin Belew, ^Misses Fannie M. Hardy,
Lilly Baily and Ella Bowen.
Any book contributed to this libraiy
will be highly appreciated. This being]
the closing month of the public school
term we expect to give a public entertain?
ment to which our many friends are cor- j
Miss Lou Stephekson.
Secretary per B.
y If you Want to Save Money
^ Buy your Hardware, Tinware, Corn
K Twine, Stoves, Baling Wire, Paints,
R Pumps and all kinds of plumbers'
y supplies, and have your plumbing \
\' cone by the
[?': TAZtWELL HARDWARE CO.,
W Opposite Courthouse, Tazewell, Va.
The County Newspaper.
We fear there are very few persons who
properly appreciate their county newspa?
pers. People who read them, and are
not satisfied because they do not furnish
more news of a general character, do not
realize how muc'.i hard work has been ex?
pended by the country editor in getting up
the very issue they are displeased with.
For one dollar a year they are expected to
give a paper that should rival the weekly
editions of the city papers that are com?
piled from the matter prepared for the
daily issues, and which cost nothing but
the paper on which they are printed.
There is no paper that can or will taiie the j
place of the local paper. It furnishes to I
its readers news of a local character that j
cannot be otherwise secured. It expends
its limited means for the furtherance of
all local enterprises and always hue a good
word to speaK in behalf of its county and
its citizens. We trust our readeis will
think better of our efforts to please them,
and give us their cordial support and
Mr. William Gross, of Bush, Ky., says:
"My wife bad suffered for about 40 years
with a severe cough and had been given
up to die several times by the best doc?
tors. Lately, I resorted to Lightning
Cough Drops, and this medicine affected
a complete cure. She is now again able to
do her daily work and enjoy health."?
For sale by Tazewell Drug Co.
Rev. Walter D. Buckner Ordained.
Rev. Walter D. Buckner, of this city,
was elevated to the Order of Priesthood of
the Episcopal Church at an ordination
service held at St. Paul's Church at 11
o'clock this morning. Rev. J. B. Funston,
of Trinity Church, Portsmouth, preached
the ordination sermon, in which he refei
red to the duty and office of the candidate;
how neccessary the priesthood is in the
church, and also how the people ought to
esteem the ministers in their office?fhe
ordination followed the sermon. Rev.
Mr. Buckner was presented by Rev. D. B.
Tucker, D. D., of St. Paul's, and Bishop I
Randolph ordained the candidate, reading j
the interesting service in a most earnest
and impressive manner. Rev. B. D.Tucker,
D.D., Rev. 0. S. Barten,\D. D., Rev. A. I
S. Lloyd and Rev. J. D. Powell, of this
city; Rev. J. B. Funston, of Portsmouth,
and Rev. Mr.Lancaster of Berkley, assist?
ed in the ordination. During the offertory
Miss Ethel Neely sang in a most charming
manner "Holy City". There was coinmun
in after services. ?Norfolk Public Ledger,
We want to buy a lot of live Guinea
fowls. Bring them to us, and we will pay
you the highest market price for them.
Blston & Soxs.
Address Before Epworth League.
On Tuesday Rev. S. B. Veught, pastor
of the Methodist church at Graham, de?
livered an address before the Epworth
League, of the Methodist church, at this
place. The address was highly entertain?
ing and instructive. A very good crowd
was in attendance and additional interest
was created in the League work.
Mr. Peter Dottrell, proprietor, Hotel
Mick, Youngstown, 0., eays: "I had a
[ severe case of liver complaint; the use of
Lightning Vegetable Liver Pills proved ef?
fectual, and biliousness does not bother
me any now."?For sale by Tazewell Drug
Notice to Teachers.
All teachers who have any special sub?
ject-that they wish to have discussed at
the next meeting of the Tazewell county
Teacher's Association, will eend .their sub?
jects to Miss Ella Bowen, who is Secretary
of the Committee on programme, for the
next meeting. J. W. Bj^eb, Pres.
FELL, VA., TH?R!
Notice to Oar Subscribers.
My control of The Republican dates
back to August 20th, 1S96. When I
bought the paper Mr. Boone furnished
me with the names of some subscribers
who had paid their subscriptions to a date
I later than August 20th, 189G. He may
I have failed to name some who had paid in
advance. I wish every subscriber who
has paid in advance would come to the
office and let me know how their account
Btands. This would be a great accommo?
dation to Mr.. Boone as well as myself.
W. C. Pkndleton.
Disease is to establish health. Purel
rich blood means good health. Hood's
Sarsapnrillais the One True Blood Purifier.
It tones up the whole system, gives appe?
tite and strength and causes weakness,
nervousness and pain to disappear. No
other medicine has such a record of won?
derful ernes as Hood's SarsapariUa.
Boon's Pills are the best after-dinner
pill; assist digestion, prevent constipation.
Shot at His Own Door,
Key West, Jan. 12?Consul Genend
Lee went to Guanabacoa yesterday hear?
ing that an American had been shot there.
It was ascertained that a Cuban named
Spirus had been shot down the night before
at his own door by the patrol, as he was
going home. "Only a Cuban dog," was
the police officer's report.
Havana reports that General Weyler is
going to take the field in Havana and
Mntanzas provinces this week.
Fighting was heard about five miles west
of Havana today. It is supposed that
there was an insurgent raid.
More Curative Power.
Is contained in one bottle of Hood's
SarsapariUa than in any other simihar
preparation. It costs the proprietor and
manufacturer more. It costs the jobber
more and its worth more to the consumer.
It has a record of cures unknown to any
other preparation. It is the best to buy
because it is the One True Blood Purifier.
Hood's Pills are the best family cathartic
and liver medicine'. Gentle, reliable, sure.
Dyeing and Cleaning
Alice Johnson is prepared for cleaniug
and dyeing all kinds of ladies and gentle?
men's garments. You will find her shop
in the Belew property, Main Street, Taze
wcll, Va. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Gen. Lee's Son Fails.
(By Telegraph to The Pilot.)
West Point, N. Y. ll.-The result of the
January mental examinations was an?
nounced today and thirty members from
various classes at the military academy
were i found deficient and discharged.
Among them were: Fourth class. George
Mason Lee and Allen Floyde Morrissett,
Virginia, Third class, Frank E. Burke,
Georgia, and Fielding T. Marshall, Vir?
ginia. Young Lee, mentioned above, is a
son of Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, consul general
P. B. Graverly <k Co., grocers and gen?
eral merchants at Danville, made an assign?
ment on last Tuesday.
The Virginia and Tennessee Poultry
Association will open its first exhibition at
Bristol on the 20th inst. It will be held
for four days.
A recent census of the town of Harrison
burg shows that the town has a population
of 3,030. In 1S90 the population was 2,792,
a gain of 83S.
The State penitentiary made a profit
last year of ?48,997. This result came by
hiring out a great number of the convicts
The sale of the Southwest Va. Female
Insitute at Bristol, which had been adver?
tised to take place on the lGth inst. has
been postponed unlill the 20th day of
Febuary. The total indebtedness of the
institute is ?75,00.
W. E. Craig of Staunton, Va., United
States District Attorney for the western
District of Virginia under Harrisson's ad?
ministration had a stroke of appoplexey
on the 11th inst., from which he was
dying at last reports.
The Salem correspondent of the Roanoke
Times tells the following: "Thomas I.Pres?
ton, appointed some time ago by Judge
Moffett to index all wills and judiciary
records in the Roanoke county clerk's
office, embracing the settlements of estates
by executors, the foreclosures by trustees,
sale bills etc., made the interesting state?
ment to this reporter that back in the
forty's nineteen out of every twenty men
Bigned their wills with a cross mark, while
the few who could write signed their names
in Dutch. What a wonderful change has
taken place in fifty years. It Is a rare thing
now to find a boy or a girl who can?
not read or write, and free schools at every
cross-road in the State have enabled this
generation to taste the subtle waters of the
Pireian spring of knowledge",
The Bimetallic League.
London, Jap, 11.?Senator Edward O.
Wolcott, of Colorado, who is visiting Eu?
rope in the interests of bimetallism, called
at the United States embassy to day and
had an hour's interview with Ambassador
Bayard. Senator Walcott last flight dined
with Henry White, formerly first secretary
of the United States embassy. The
Bimetallic league has been beseiged with
callers anxious to see the senator,
That Steelesburg has quite an attraction
for one of our young merchant's.
That the school will be out the 30 th inst.
That if some persons knew more they
would not know much,
GRAZED WITH JEALOUSY,
LOVE FOR A MAN CAUSES TWO GIRLS
TO FIGHT A DUEL.
They Were About 18 Years of Age and
Members of Good Families.
Ocala, Fla., Jan. 13?For love of Ed
?ward Melton, Marian Smith and Bertha
Floyd fought at Marti City, a suburb of
Ocala, this afternoon, ami the former was
mortally wounded. The girls, who are
about 18 years old, and members of re?
spectable families, have been infatuated
with Melton for some months. Melton
would first favor one and then the other,
making each wild with jealousy by turns.
This afternoon Melton and Bertha Floyd
were walking when they met Marian
Smith. Crazed by jealousy the latter de?
manded that Melton choose between
them. Melton replied:
"You two must settle it."
The Smith girl then savagely attacked
Miss Floyd, Melton looking on. The girls
used only their fists, nails and teeth but
inflicted frightful injures. Miss Smith was
the stronger and finally bore the Floyd
girl to the ground, when the latter drew a
dagger from the bosom of her dress,
stabbed her rival three times in the left
breast, inflicting fatal wounds. Miss Floyd
is herself badly injured and there are fears
; for her reason.
PAINT LICK GOSSIP.
That Christmas is over and only one
That some persons cannot tell their busi?
ness from other people's.
That the man is a "coward" who will
enter a schoolhouse and destroy window
glass, chalk &c, and write insulting lan?
guage on the black boards.
That the Republican is now a better pa?
per than we have had in the county.
That it depends altogether upon the
angli you see an individual from, as to
what you think of him.
That it is easier to see others faults than
to see our own; strange when ours are
nearer to us and much larger.
I That Mr. Alex Steele and family have
the sympathy of the entire community, in
the loss of then little girl, who died of
diptheria, 'on the 5th hist., and was buried
the day following La the family graveyard.
She was a bright and sweet little girl and
will be remembered tenderly by her school
mates and teachers. A.
Jan. 11th 1897.
ONCE HE WAS BLIND AND BALD
But Eyes, Hair and Even Teeth" Return
Kaukakee, 111., Jan. 10 (Special).?A re?
markable case is that in the village of
Tuckerfi, in Kankakee County, of Mr John
Adams. This man is 85 year old. Until
recently he was bald, toothless and almost
.blind. IJe can now see as well as ever, has
cut several teeth and his hair has grown
out again. The new hair is dark. At first
glance he looks like a man of 40. The eyes
are bright and cleai and emphasize the
wrinkles, and his cuticle looks like parch?
Mr. Adams now has an idea that new
skin will come and the wrinkles disappear.
He is enjoying excellent health and be?
lieves he has many years yet to live. Mr.
Adams weighes 190 pounds, is 5 feet 9
inches tall and his shoulders are but little
He drinks no coffee, tea, or alcoholic
stimulants and for the past ten years he
has been rising regularly at 5.30 A. M.,
Summer and Winter, and walking, a dis?
tance of two miles to his son's for breakfast.
SPANISH MINES IN TEXAS.
There la TtdM at Itcopenlng domo of the
The earliest settlers of Bell county,
Tex., found along the mountains north?
east of Belton and near Nolan's creek
what appeared to be old mines that had
probably been worked by the Spaniards,
Indians or Actees. Since then every
once in awhile there has been talk of
trying to open the mines and see what
was In them, eays the Galvcston News.
They presented the appearance of deep
holes in the ground, some of which had
been partially and others almost en?
tirely filled with dirt. In some instances
bushes had grown in these places. In
one or two cases large cedar logs had
been placed over these mine-holes on<2
dirt thrown on them. Some people
have always contended that it would
pay to reopen and work these o'.d mines,
but until now no one who desired to put
time or money in them.
The recent discovery of gold four or
five miles from Belton has given a new
interest in these old mines. In one of
these mines some men have begun work
in earnest, end are keeping at it from
day to day. They are not very com?
municative about their prospects for
success, but this much they tell, ihat
in a short time they are going to ship
some of what they think is their best
paying ore to the smelter at eagle Pass.
After it has been smelted they will know
more. Meanwhile there is a good deal
of interestabout it around town.
SILENCED THE "MASHER."
How a New Woman Saved Herself from
He had a smile as bright as his gayly
colored trap as he rode up alongside a
demure young1 woman who was walk?
ing in Central park the other morning,
upon one of the asphalt paths, reports
the New York Herald. She heard the
rattle of wheels at her side, yet she
turned neither to the right nor to the
left . ?
"Good morning," said the handsome
young man as he raised his straw hat
with the dizzy band, "wouldn't you like
to take a ride with me this morning?"
The girl didn't say "Sir-r-rl" or
"What means this intrusion?" She
slowly turned around and looked the
young man over from head to foot. He
bore her gaze without flinching, and
started to get down from his seat as If
to assist her into the trap.
The girl looked at him and then at
the pocketbook which she held in her
"I don't know," she said, half aloud,
"I don't know, I'm sure. How much
would you charge to take me to the art
There was a whirl of yellow trap, of
bright red hat band and flying wheels.
"You'll do," the young man said, as
ha drove rapidly away. _
Chapman & Thompson.
ANUARY is the great bargain
month and when you read our
offerings you can rely upon them be?
ing bargains in the broadest sense
of the word.^^^
Extraordinary Cloak Selling
Better look into this Cloak matter a little.
It is money saved to buy now.
For this month, till sold?any of our
$2.50 Ladies Jacket for $1.75
3.00 " " 4< 1.98
5.00 " " " 2.98
13.50 " " " 8.87
4,00 Misses and Children for 2.87
4.50 " " 2.98
6.00 " " 3.98
A Dress Goods Slaughter,
We have placed a counter in the center of |
our store to show them.
Down they go into the valley of plebian
priced products?where all may get a pick
?1.00 goods for 68c.
60 " " 39c.
50 " " 25c.
35 ? " 19c.
Blankets, Go, Too.
No finer fleece ever grew on a sheep's back
and that same sheep would hang his head in
shame if it could know the profitless price
of its own product.^^i^^r
$5.00 ones for ?3.98 the pair.
4.00 ? ? '3.00
3.75 " " 2.00
1.50 " " 1.10
The knife has been upon our entire ttock. They must be moved, in order to make
room for our Spring; Stock This famous trading opportunity is not confided to anyone
department. Every stock in the store lends a hand to make this the selling event oj
LISTEN:?We'll give you as long as they last a solid leather boot for 51.25. Less
than a good shoe will cost you. If you are a prudent buyer this is your opportunity.
A clean person and clean linen are essen?
tials to health and happiness. We sell
soaps that will insure these great blessings.
Finest Toilet Soaps
In Toilet Soaps we have now in stock
Packer's Tar Soap,
(the finest on the market)
anc* various other makes
NO. 4711 GLYCERINE,
The finest toilet soap in the world.
These are not all the toilet soaps
we have. There are many others,
cheap and good, such as the Bath and
Palm. We cannot only satisfy the
most fastidious, but can please the
We have a full line of Laundry Soaps,
including such brands as Sea Foam, Hoe-|
cake, Ivory, etc.
Ol Dl/rf Uj Marion Avenue and Main Street,
TAZEWELL, - - VIRGINIA.
President-elect McKinley haa insu* '
his life for $50,000.
The Kansas legislature met on the
inst., with the populist, in coiu.
It is pretty generally conceded
Thomas C. Platt will be elected U. S. Sen
ator from New York, to succeed David B,
Senator Hansberough, of North Dakota,
has been nominated bv the Republican
I caucus of the legislature of that State to
The Republican members of theTenn.,
legislature have signed a lengthy reccom
mendation of H. Clay Evans for a position
in McKinley's cabinet.
The Legislature of West Ya, met on
i Wednesday, and elected Republican
officers. It is thought the present session
will be a ehort one.
The controversy between Arbuckle Bros,
and the Sugar Trust still continues. We
hope the fight may continue and the
public be benefitted tbeieby.
John A. Howard, who, with a detach?
ment of Federal soldiers, captured Jeffer?
son Eavis in Erwin county, Ga. at the close
I of the war, died recently at Chicago.
Harold M. Sewall, a son of the recent
Democratic candidate for Vice-Pres't was
elected on the 9th inst. a member of the
Maine legislature. The yjung man was a
Masked bandits held up Dr. Partridge
and his clerks at his general etore near
Guthrie, 0. T., robbed the safe of $1,000
and set fire to the store, burning up |6,000
worth of goods. /
The Spanish authorities are telling thai
the Cuban general Gormez is anxious for
peace. We suppose he is, but don't believe
he wants it, except coupled with the free?
dom of Cuba.
It is now conndentialy etated thaj Mr.
McKinley has tendered the position of
Secretary of State to Senator Sherman,
and that he has accepted and will be the
premier of the incoming administration.
At Johnstown, Pa.,StLouis Mo., Mont
pelier, Ind. and Bnstol.Pa., iron and
steel mills that have been closed have re/
sinned operations. These resumptions
are going on all over the country and will
necessarily tend to improve business con?
Col. William Lamb, of Virginia, has ap?
peared before the Ways and Means Com?
mittee of Congress, which is framing a
new tariff bill, and advocated the restora?
tion of the rates on coal that prevailed be?
fore the passage of the Wilson-Gorman
have returned convinced fully of ultimate
Cuban success?a conviction I by no
means carried to Havana with me." Sen?
ator Money says further that the Span?
iards make no attempt to fight their foes,
that they travel main roads and make no
pretense of invading the open country.
When the resolution (jailing for the
I recognition of Cuba is before the U. S.
Senate and its passage is being "urged, a
delgation of men from New York headed
by Frank Mayo, will present a monster
petition, signed by 600,000 persons, in
favor of the resolution.
One of the tortures practiced in theuJ
prison at Uskub, Macedonia, is by means ^
of ants. The victim is fastened to the
floor, so that he cannot move body or limb,
and fifty huge ants are then permitted to
wander over bim, and cause intense agony.
Julius Barth man is to establish the. beet
sugar industry in.South Carolina. He wiU
bring over five hundred families from Sax?
ony. He has secured 18,000 acre of land
in South Carolina, and will divide it into
farms of twenty-five, fifty and one hundred
Turkey sends out tobacco, the cereals, ,
nuts, almonds, olives, all sorts of dried
fruits, coffee, madder, opium and <sn
enormous amount of wine, the last named
article to be rebottled and exported. A
very important trade is also carried on in
fish, sponges and coral.
A French girl applied for work at a
Biddeford (Me,) factory, but when she
gave her age as fourteen she was told that
she must go to 'school. She angrily in?
quired if a married woman must go to
school, and upon learning that she was'
married and had a husband to support the
agent gave her employement.
Senator Money, of Mississippi, who re?
cently returned from a trip to Cuba, pub?
lished in the New York Journal of the 11th
inst., a communication in which he said:
"My visit has completely convinced me
that the Spanish cannot end this war; that
Weyler must finally be obliged to Leave
the island; that Spain's rule in Cuba is to
end, and that Cuban independence, wheth?
er near or far, is at last finally sure. I
W1NN ft BLOWN.
G. W. Winn and \ F. Brown, black*
smiths, Burke's Garden, Tazewell county,
Va., are prepared to do all kinds of work
in their line, such as repairing buggies
and wagons. Horseshoeing a specialty and
new wagons made to order at low prices.
Mrs. K. Davis, of Tonstalle Station, Va.,
writes: "I suffered greatly for two months
with pain in my back, and was annoyed
with headache and neuralgia; in fact, I
thought I would never get well. I saw
Lightning Hot Drops advertised, tried it,
and was cured by one bottle. I recom
mend it to all.?For sale by Tazewel
! Drug Co.