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The Taze well Republican
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PmLIAM C. PENDLETON,
iff Editor and Proprietor.
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Tazewell, Virginia, as seeoud-clasi nuu'.er.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1S97.
ECONOMY AT HOME.
'?Haul times" fur a great many men
and their families are the result of a. lack
of proper economy at home. When a
person or a family expends more than
they earn hard times and bankruptcy are
certain to ensue. When the earnings ex?
ceed the expenditures prosperity naturally
follows. Since the war our people have
become more reckless and extravagant in
their expenditures. A number of things
that we formerly regarded as luxuries are
now looked upon as necessaries. We
do not wish to advocate parsimony or up?
hold the narrow miser who hoards money
for the love of it, but to urge upon our
people the cultivation of a proper system
of domestic economy that is now lacking
in this country. Proper economy will be
better f<>r those who bny and to the decid?
ed advantage of those who sell. When a
customer becomes unable to pav for what
be has already bought on credit the mer?
chant lias to suffer. It is certainly best
for the merchant to sell less and get pay
for what he sells.
The "hard times'' that have prevailed
in the United States for several years past
cannot be attributed entirely to the finan?
cial or economic policy of our government,
but in a measure have resulted horn a lack
of-proper economy in the homes of ocr
people. The desire to indulge in luxuries
and for pomp and show lias brought
many families to ruin. The lesson that
has been taught during the p:ist four years
ought to be of incalculable value to our
people. If it teaches the mass of the
people proper methods of domestic econo?
my, the lesson will be ad useful as it has
Thf Richmond Dispatch does not think
this is an auspicious year for holding a
constitutional convention; It says: "We
would better wait until it is reasonable tc
suppose that the convention, when called,
would be a convention of our ablest men.'1
This is an admission on the part of ti c
Dispatch that tho convention would not
he controlled by worthy and able men.
if it should now bo called. We expect the
astute Dispatch sees that it is dnngerout
for Democracy to advocate calling a con?
vention, iis: the proposition would be de?
feated at tho polls, and that would he tan?
tamount io a defeat for Democracy.
Postmaster General William 1.. Wilson
has been tendered the position of President
of Washington ami Lee University, has
formerly announced his acceptance of the
piaee, and will e'Her upon his duties the
1st day of .Inly. Some of the rabid silver
ites are urging objection to Mr. Wilson,
because of his views on the money question.
Heisamanof Sue attainments and high
morai character and should he free from
such small criticisms and objections.
Wk are glad to see so many influential
Democratic papers in the South speaking
ontagainst any obstructive policy on the
part of the Democratic Senators at the
extra session of Congress. This attitude
of the newspapers proves two things?that
they are willing to rise above partisanry
for the public good, and iiiat they are not
now so positive that the position of the
Republican party on the money and
tarilf questions is wrong.
It is claimed tint the best rosrts in the
world are found in the Dutch island o
Curccoa. They are kept in repair by the
tramps and petty criminals, who are forced
to work on the roads. There are very few
tramps and petty criminals in Tazewell
County, so we wijl not he able to follow
the example of the people of Curacoa.
The Sugar Trust and all the other
Tru-:s contend th t they h ive made prices
lower upon the articles they control than
they were before the Ti usts were formed.
This may be tiue, but the people are
against Trusts and they will have to go.
Monopoly is a very unpopular thing with
the American public.
The Richmond Times seems anxious
, to have harmony in the ranks of the
State Democracy in the Gubernatorial
election next fail. The Times will have to
abandon its positions on the money ques?
tion and honest elections if it succeeds in
harmonizing with the controlling elements
of its party.
Hox. J. Hoax Tyl.es lias formally an?
nounced his car.didacv for the Democratic
nomination for Governor. Mr. Tyler has
been for some years fully imbued with the
l'opulistic doctrine of free silver and will
be an appropriate candidate of Iiis part}*.
The Southern Democratic papers used
to call him "Bill" Chandler. Now they
speak of him as Senator Chandler, and be
is a man of power since he has spoken in
favor office silver.
Tue Populist ate hopelessly split, it id
said, in North Carolina. Let 'em split.
Mr. Hanna still adheres to his determi?
nation not to accept a place in the McKin?
ley Cabinet. Under the circumstances this
is.perhaps, the wisest course for him to pui?
Ot'r neighbor, the Clinch Valley News,
is advocating a State Constitutional Con?
vention. We wonder if it will adhere toils
position until the election in May? If it
does it will find out how little it is backed
by public sentiment in Tazewell on the
The greatest advantage derived from a
protective policy is that it makes a na?
tion self sustaining. The country which
buys nothing from foreigners that it can
produce at home will necessarily be untre
prosperous than the one which buys a
great part of what it consumes.
James A. Gary,of Baltimore, has been
selected for the position of Postmaster
General in the McKinley Cabinet So the
South will be represented. Mr. Gary is a
very popular and successful business man.
and will, no doubt, (ill the place most ac?
Ma. McKinley will have to grapple
with, two difficult questions at the begin?
ning of his administration, the Hawaiian
and Cuban. The llawaiians are anxious
for a renewal of the annexation treaty
which was made by the Harrison admin?
istration and withdrawn by President
Cleveland, while the Cubans arc eager
to have recognition from and closer re?
lations with the United States.
The lloanoke World is advocating a
coalition ol Democrats ami Populists for the
State election this year. It says: "We have
it suggested by astute politicians that Vir?
ginia Democrats should take the lead in
this matter in ihe approaching contest by
running a Populist for a place on the State
ticket, say for lieutenant governor. The
BUggestion is nut a bad one."The World
is evidently for a Pcpocratic organization
in State as well as National politics
Tin: production of pig iron in the United
States in January was at the rate of
S,500,000 tons per annum. This was too
large a production for the consumption
that month and prices were barely main?
tained. During February there was aston?
ishing activity in the iron and steel trade
which will have a tendency to correct the
discrepancies between production and con?
sumption. Since the steel rail pool went
to pieces the orders that have been placed
for rails are estimated at from 400,000 to
: '.?J?,(i?U tons. Even 100,000 tons of rails
1 have been sold to English railways. This
will lead to greater activity m all branches
of the iron and steel trade.
A DEMOCRAT CLAIMS THE REWARD.
When the Constitution itself provides a
way of amendment which is altogether in?
expensive, why should the taxpayers be
put to the great expense of having a con?
stitutional coi.ve ition? Wc olferasui a ?le
reward for anyone who can give a satisfac?
tory answer, we '.o be the judge of what is
satisfactory.?Spirit of the Valley.
Pear Cur, I will ancer your artikle an
dame the reward. We dont want no more
eni.mdments to your infernal Radicle
Underwood Constitution We want wr.n
that will kepe the infernal Radicals down
w ithout bavin to steel votes, if we can by
law disfranchize aboul a thousan in each
county it will stop the infernal racket you
infernal Kadicales is makin about frawd.
1 beleve in heroick remedys like South
Carolina an Missippi, i doo. Durn the ex?
penses if the vertew and intelligunce can
Christainsburg, Va., Fetrurary 13, '97,
W e have to acknowledge that the above
from "A Democrat'' is a very satisfactory
answer from his standpoint, but it does
not '"till the bill"' according to our judge?
ment, nor do we think the taxpayers will
be well enough satisfied with it to make
them willing to spend tjcJOO.OOO in order to
keep the infernal Radica-S down by dis?
franchising ';about a thousand in each
county. "?Spirit of the Valley.
The Frisky Missouri.
The Missouri river is one of the most
lawiessof the great rivers of the world.
It cuts didos, ruins farms, and demoralizes
whole communities along its tanks. By a
change in the river's course about 9,<>00
acres of land have been transferred fron.
Nebraska to Iowa. The owners of the
land along the old channel claimed the
j disputed acres as accretions, and the lower
' courts sustained them. Meanwhile the
j Governor surveyed it and sold it as Gov
I ernment land The Supreme Court ruled
I that gradual accretion belong to the owners
j of the property to which they add, but
I that in case of a sudden change of course
, the territory involved goes to the Gov
j ernment. But the muddy, murky stream
I goes right on shipping land to neighboring
I Statt* or sending it down to the Eads jet
j ties and the gulf.?Chicago Chronicle.
What They Died Of
A scientists says that only 900 persons
in 1,000,000, according to medical author
tbority, die from old age, while 1,200
Euccumb to gout 1S.400 to measles, 2,700
to apoplexy, 7,000 to erysipelas, 7,500 to
consumption, 4.S.O0O to scarlet fever 25,000
to whooping cough, 30,000 to typhoid
and typhus,and 7,000 to rheumatism. The
average vaiies according to locality, but
these figures are considered accurate as re?
gards the population of the globe as a
Pennsylvania Leads the Procession.
Baltimore "American" (Rep.).
Reports from Pensylvania show that
many of the iron works that have been idle
are resuming operations, with the employ?
ment of thousands of men. The Bigns of
prosperity multiply every day?in fact,
they are so plentiful now that the great
majority of the croakers have begun to
change their tune.
EVENTS OF INTEREST.
An occasional wolf hunt varies the mon?
otony of life in some parts of Illinois.
8. P. Leitner, of Pawanee Rock, Kan.,
had a new house on the site of one that
was burned within twenty-four hours after
The kind of fruit raised in Florida may
be judged from the fact that eighteen or
twenty strawberries make a quart and that
two trees hore grape fruit to the value of
All tramps caught in Kissimee, Fla., are
put to work on the streets.
Springfield, Mass., is building a car to
carry lire engines over the electric roads.
A Laconia, N. II., merchant deposited
2-3,!*5U pennies in the local bank one day
It is reported that the present populist
Legislature of Colorado?10" members
?has 127 clerks.
The Arkansas Senate has repealed the
law which allowed members to read twen?
ty papers at the State's expense.
It has just been decided in New York
by. a court of justice that tobacco is -an
article of necessity rather than of luxury.
Moose and deer have beenigiven protec?
tion in all part-? of New Hampshire at all
seasons of the year until the year 1901.
Mexico has an excellent federal telegraph
system and nothing of importance can hap?
pen anywhere in the country that Pres?
ident Diaz does nor know of it almost
immediately. A night service has recently
been begun by which a telegram of ten
words can be sent for 10 cents.
A hill has been passed by the Senate of
South Carolina requiring railroads to car?
ry bicycles free and forcing trains to stop
at certain stations. A bill embracing the
same features has been passed in the
The State or Maine employs an official
photographer, who devotes his time to se?
en ing enticing views of the sporting regions
of the State and distributing them through?
out the rest of the United States as adver?
Henry R. Brown, Junior member of the
Wholesale, grocery firm of Raker it Brown,
died at Staunton Monday, aged 4:5 years.
Mr. Brown had been in declining health
for a year or two, and eight days ago was
Btricken with paralysis.
The Democrats Urged tc Place No Ob?
stacle in the Way of Repub?
Atlanta "Constitution" (Dein.).
Prosperity being the aim of the Demo?
crats U6 well as the aim of the Republcans,
we shall be glad to see it brought about
by the Republican?. It is a matter above
parly and superior to mere theories. We
do not believe that the Republican pro?
gramme will restore prosperity, but we
shall be glad to be convinced that our
belief is erroneous and that our views ha\c
no stable basis. No intelligent person de?
sires to nurse error. We had lather be
onvicted of holding false doctrines than
to see the people of the country remain
any longer in the depths oi the appalling
business depression and confusion that
has spread over the country.
But the Republicans cannot fairly test
their theories unless the Democrats gi.e
them a fair tic-Id and the fullest oppoi t inityj
It' discussion is desirable there can be no
objection to that, but when the time for
action comes (and it should come promptly)
the Democrats will serve the interests of
the country as well as those of their party
by permitting the Republicans, without
resorting to parliamentary technicalities,
to redeem the ?pledge made in their plat?
form with as little delay as possible.
For tl e first time in its history, the Re?
publican party is brought face to face with
purely business issues apart from sent ni-mt
o.- sectional predujice. We confidently
look forward to its complete annihilation
as the result of the present crisis. Anil
yet, if it succeeds in restoring prosperity,
it will gather new life and strength, and
we shall not begrudge it tluse benefits,
for will we not have prosperity?
The "Const itution" having demonstrated
that the Democrats will not oiler factious
or obstructive oppositions to the Repub?
lican Programme, it is now in order for
the leaders of that party to get together
and promptly redeem their pledges. The
I people do not propose to wait for four
years for prosperity. If the Republican
party has not demonstrated its ability to
carry out its promises by IS'JS the Demo
cats, with the Chicago platform in their
hands, will go upon the stump in the Con?
gressional campaign and wipe out the Re?
publican majoiily in Congress.
tired ? overworked ? sleeplessness ?
gloomy?nervous. Nervous prostra?
Dr. Deane's Dys?
pepsia Pills cure
this sort of nervous
prostration, and is
almost the only
medicine that will.
A sample will be mailed free for the asking. For
sale at druEpists', 25c. and 50c. White wrapper it
constipated, yellow if bowels arc loose.
DR. J. A. DEANE CO., Kingston, N. Y.
J. W. WALL,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER
Sip aM Carriage tainting: a Specialty,
Perfect fit guaranteed in every instance.
Central ? Hotel,
(Near Courthouse Square)
TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA.
Livery Stable attached. Good Sample
Rooms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed?
rooms, etc. 1
HUFF, ANDREWS &, THOMAS,
Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Millers and Seedsmen,
Headquarters fur \ te^ jThey Sell Merchants
Mill Products, Provisions,
n 6 enerai.
Only and Should be
By the Trade of the
New Warehouse?lfifi ft. long, 52 ft. wide.
Floor Space?25,S7(> Bquare feet.
BLUEFIELD, W. VIRGINIA.
You can have one of their Grocer's Journals mailed you regularly (free) by asking for
it. It will interest von.
HERE WE ARE AGAIN
We want every man, woman and child in town lor a
customer. We have what you need.
f LOOK AND SEE. *
1 a a ' a V
If you want the latest you must call on
US. Our price is' light?stationery right,
lou get right by buying it right away.
Onr Figures on School Supplies
Will make you give up all thought o
economizing. It isn't neccssay when you
can get everything the children need for
about one-fifth of what it cost yonr fat he
Our Stock Includes
And when you want a lot of these, we
make lot prices.
Right Here is Where Our Rep
The Best and Purest Drugs
In the world (the kind we keep) ar?
of no service, but dangerous, if not handle?
by competent and careful hands. This 1:
a matter which is always uppermost in oui
minds?can/ulna??the choosing of the
right bottles, the measuring or weighing o:
the right dose. It is our constant aim tc
be the kind of druggist to whom people
can go with confidence when the lives of
loved ones depend upon care and accuracy
in filling prescriptions with medicines that
arc just as they should be.
That our manager, G. H. Landon, is
the oldest in experience of any druggist in
this section, and F. P. Landon is the only
graduate druggist in town. With this we
can offer the public unparalleled service.
Tazewell ? Drug ? Company,
G. H. LANDON, R. Ph., Mgr.
POBST & WlNGO,
Jewelry and Silverware,
China and Glassware,
hoes and Gonfectionerie:
Pobst Building, Tazewell, Va.
Sacrifice Sale of Shoes:
We are going out of the Shoe business, and will Eell our stock of Shoes
at Sacrifice Prices. . . . Our stock is fresh?no shop worn shoes, and was
selected for winter foot-wear and at prices to set Tazewell people talking.
Ladies' Shoes, Mens' Shoes, Misses' Shoes, Doys' Shoes?all styles and
prices to choose from.
China and Glassware:
We have the largest Btock of China and Glassware ever shown in
Tazewell.Three stocks combined in one.Tea Seta, Dinner
Sets, and Beef Sets of splendid designs and excellent ware.Tea
Sets at from $5.00 to $20.00. . . . Dinner Sets at from $8.G0 to $40.00.
We have Art China, Plain China, Fancy China, Glassware and Queens
ware in such quantities and varieties that we can only hint at them . ,
C. T. PATTON,
(Yoafa Old Stund)
Iam prepared to execute, at shorl
notice and on reasonable terms, al.
classes of iron work?horse shoeing, all
kinds of repairing, etc.
There is also connected with my estab?
lishment a WOOD-WORKING "Depart?
ment, under the control of J. 13. Crawford,
where he is prepared to do everything per?
taining to that branch.
W. W. MOORE & GO,
Tin and Sheetiron
\ ^GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds
y of Repairing done. Rricesjeasonahle and
WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,96.
J. B. CAUDILL,
$200 STOCK OF
At H. VV. POBST'S,
TAZEWELL, - - VIRGINIA
TO OUR PATRONS.
HAVING moved our shop from the old
stand to Main street, we are better ?
prepared than ever to do all kinds of
3LACKSMITUING in the best style and
at short notice. We make our own shoes
and put them on for 80 cents per round.
\ Other work equally low.
; Wagon and Buggy Repairing a Specialty.
We do work on time for responsible
parties. Good country produce taken at
market prices. Thanking you for past
favors, and soliciting a share of your future
patronage, we remain
Yours for business,
JOS. MULKEY & SOX,
(dec5-ly) Cedar Bluff, Va.
ROBERT D. HUFFORD, M.D.,.
pi^SiCiai^ & Surgeon
Will respondjo ail calls, day or night?
by telegram or otherwise. (au,
MRS. BELLE CAUDILL,
Fashionable Dress Maker
(Tazewell Ave. near Seminary)
TAZEWELL, - - VIRGINIA
All Kinds of Fine^
:: MADE AT OUR GALLERY::
We Guarantee All
Our Work To Be
CALL AND SEE US_?r
Up Stain in Stras Building;
THE McWANE PLOW CO.,
C. W. McWANE, Manager, Graham, Va.
IILLED and HILLSIDE PLOWS,
AND A GENERAL LINE OF CASTINGS.
Agents Wanted in Unoccupied ORDERS PROMPTLY
Territories for our Implements FILLED AND WORK
THE OLD FAVORITE,
Is handled by the reliable Liquor Dealers,
They Solicit the??
All mail orders will receive our prompt
HARDWARE AND FURNITURE.
I All kinds of Hard
k ware, Cooking and j
XHeating Stoves, Fur-*
F ishing Goods, Lamps ^
I and Lamp Fixtures /
SADDLES, WAGON AND BUGGY HARNESS,
COLLARS, PADS, BLIND and RIDING BRIDLES.
-?THE SYRACUSE PLOW.
We guarantee they will please you hotter than any plow on the market.
We will sell you a first-class Sewing Iflaciiine for $20.00 and the best in tbe
world for $30.00, Guaranteed.
moss & greever,
Tazewel Planing Mills
We are now ready to do any kind of work in
RIPPING AND PLANING LUMBER,
MOULDINGS and BRACKETS
~~~~0F EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Window anel IcDoor prame^.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that our
facilities for doing neat and.clean-cut work and at short notice
are unsurpassed in this section of Virginia. If you doubt it
give us a trial and you will be convinced.
G. W. YOST & CO., Tazewell, Va.
. B. Greenawait & Go.,
Dealers in and Manufacturers of
Marble and Granits
Iron Fencing and all kinds of Ccme
tary work done in the neatest style.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. WYTHEVILLE, VIRGINIA.
??--? - - - - ^ -!-??-L- I J
Waij.ack Caldweix, W. G. Youkg,
Jno. L. Cam)Well, Tazewell, Va.,
CALDWELL BROS. & YOUNG,
TAZEWELL, - - - VIKGINIA,
ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE,
Statuary and all Kinds of Ceietery Wori
We are in the field on the merits of our work, and satisfaction is guaranteed, both
in quality and price. Specimens of our work can be seen in stock at the residence of
W. G. Young. Give us your ordere, they will he promptly filled, and we will save
yon money. For further information apply to
W. G. YOUNG,
Or T. M. HAWKINS, Sr.,