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THURSDAY, MARCH 25,1897.
THE PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL
No greater political danger ever con?
fronted the people of Virginia than the
Constitutional Convention question, winch
is to be submitted to the voters on the
fourth Thursday in next May. The men
who are urging that such a convention
shall be called and held, offer as a primary
reason the necessity for economizing in the
expenses of our State government. This
reason is neither an intelligent nor sincere
one. The politicians who present it, know
that a more satisfactory, economical and
positive way of changing the constitution
has been provided by wny of amendments
passed by the legislature and submitted
to the people. In that way our present
constitution has been amended several
times; and any further needed changes
can be effected in the same manner. If the
tricksters, who are for a convention, are
smcere in tiieir j>osition, why don't they
point out the defects in the constitution
that they desire remedied? They ought to
tile a bill of parliculars. This they are un?
able or unwilling to do. When they offer
economy as an excuse for a convention it
is always coupled with suggestions for con?
tracted suffrage. Their tempting pleas for
retrenchment and reform are mere baits to
catch the unsuspecting voters. Beneath
the bait is the deadly poison which they
hope to administer to the people of Vir?
If the convention is called and the
schemers get control of it, the true purpose
will be revealed. Educational and prop?
erty qualifications will be injected into the
constitution, ami our State will be thrown
back to the position it occupied more than
half a century ago, when a property aris?
tocracy, a minority of the people, unjustly
controlled the government. This purpose,
of men who call themselves Democrats, to
disfranchise a large portion of the voters
of the Commonwealth, is an outrage upon
the name and principles of the old time
Democracy. It is an effort to deprive hon?
est men of a God given right to have a
voice in the government under which they
live. This right has already been vested
by constitutional enactment and to take it
away by another constitutional provision
would I* robbery of the vilest character.
The universal exercise of the elective fran?
chise by a people really free, instead ol
being mischievous and dangerous is one of
the strongest safeguards to our form ol
popular government, and the only method
for giving expression to the supreme sov?
ereignty of the people. Where each man
has a.i equal and uncontrolled electoral
privilege, no jealousy or hatred will exist
towards his fellow citizens who hold con?
trary views to his. Nothing could be
more dangerous to public tranquility than
to have a large body of disfranchised and
discontented citizens. An educational or
property qualification for voting in Vir?
ginia would create sucli a body. Honest,
brave men, who arc called upon to perform
other necessary duties of citizenship, would
not be content when deprived of their
right to vote. The musket-bearers of the
land?the bone and sinew of every com?
munity?ought to be aroused and awakened
to the danger which threatens them. The
dangerous combination which has been en?
tered into to inflict an outrage upon suf?
frage, must he broken. Unless the true
men of Virginia, Democrats and Republi?
cans, go to work, Mr. Otey anil his fellow
conspirators may accomplish their purpose
at the May election.
From an article published on this page,
taken from the Jacksonville, Florida Citi?
zen, it will be seen how the protection
sentiment is growing in the South. If ever
there was a section on earth that will be
benefitted by a protective tariff it is this
southland of ours. A great many Demo?
crats now admit the fact, but they are so
stubborn that they will continue to sup?
port the low tariff of the Democracy,
coupled with the isms of the Populists.
If there is a lack of harmony engen?
dered in the ranks of the Republican
party in Virginia it will be the result of the
fight that is going on between the two fac?
tions that want to control the Federal pat?
ronage. It would be well for the Presi?
dent to withhold all patronage until the
We like lo see the words of pra se that
most of our Democratic contemporaries
are giving President McKinley and Mr,
Sherman in the conduct of ourielalions
with Cuba. The prestige of the country
has never, suffered under the Republican
party, and the present administration will
be no exception.
The election of Thomas B. Reed as
Speaker of the House ol Representatives
was a sad disappointment to our Demo?
cratic friends, beca-se there wasn't a kick
against hie re-election.
Thk policy of the Republican party is to
reverse Democratic methods. It desigus
paying of the national debt instead of en?
larging it. The new tariff bill has been
formed with a view to that end.
The South and the Tariff.
Jacksonville, Florida Citizen.]
The Chicago platform speaks only in
vague or general terms of the tariff. Does
the party now hold with General Hancock
that "the tariff is a local issue?" The
South docs not so understand it, and the
missionary campaign of 1S92 may bear
6ome strange fruits.
For it seems to be very probable that
Democrats in the next campaign will be
confronted with a possible revolution of the
taiff to complicate still further the present
aspect of national politics. The party can?
not go into battle on the narrow lighting
ground of one issue without forfeiting its
past as an organization worthy the at?
tention of a statesman?it cannot become
a political club or a set of doctrinaires.
But if the tariff is to be considered,
what is the Democratic doctrine now?
The orange-growers of Florida desire
protection for their fruit. The tobacco
growers of this State have already asked a
very high protective duty for their product.
It is certain then that the ?'tariff for rev?
enue only" will not be accepted without
protest in this State, when others are to
reap benefits from the system.
The chairman of the American Cotton
Growers' Association says:
"Let us hear no more of free raw ma?
terial because it is produced by the com?
mon laborer. Let us hear no more of free
iron and free coal, because they arc the
products of the South, and so peculiar in
their location to each other, and to that
other great raw material, cotton, as to be
the great loadstone now attacting capital
and commanding its investment in the
manufacture of this material."
The position of the cotton-growers may
be considered doubtful, then, for even the
Richmond Dispatch declares:
"Well, it does look a little inconsistent,
from a political point of view, for cotton
planters to be asking for protection. But
since pretty much every thing else is to be
protected, and free Egyptian long-staple
cotton would put the sea island cotton
raisers at the mercy of the New England
cotton manufactrers, it would be incon?
sistent with common sense for the sea
idand planters not to try to protect them?
How about the sugar-planter? His or?
gan in Louisiana Bays:
"Suitable protection on sugar for ten
years will, in all probability, enable us to
produce our own supplies of sugar, and
save that large outlay of cash annually
given to foreigners for that purpose."
How do the timber interests feel? Says
a prominent Democratic journal of Missis?
"The discovery that for every dollars
worth of trade our lumber manufacturers
have gained abroad they have lost three
dollars' worth at home is a stubborn,
conclusive fact that Wilsonism is not the
thing for Mississippi's lumber interests."
The Canton limes speaks boldly:
"It is plainly evident to the intelligent
and watchful observer of passing events
that the time is not far distant when the
material interest of the South will in all
probability work a revolution in sentiment
on the tariff question. Protection is now
sought from Egyptian long-staple imported
into this country, and rightly so. The su?
gar interests and various other interests
will seek protection. The laboring people
will want it from the pauper labor of Eu?
rope?like the laboring element North
The recent election was carried by the la?
boring people of the North, not by being
bought up or intimidated by employers,
but from a sensible ami well-defined idea
of protection. The political complexion of
the South cannot long remain as it is now;
negro domination and force bills are things
of the past. We are in a state of transi?
tion, both financially and politically."
This last is a voice from the very heart
of Mississippi; from a station that has no
coal or iron interest to inculcate change?
where heretofore to doubt a Democratic
doctrine was to sin grievously, perhaps ir?
Alabama began to doubt long ago. North
Carolina will ask for protection. . Georgia
is becoming a manufacturing State.
Wiiat will the outcome be? How may
the "revolution in sentiment" be stayed?
As the Citizen has said before, the course
pursued by the President may solidify the
South again. But if the President appre?
ciates the present attitude of these States
and meets them half-way, there can be no
doubt that the statement in his inaugural
address will be proven true; the sectional
spirit will cease in the land, and the peo?
ple will divide in politics on other than ge?
BETTER TIMES COMING.
A Democratic Newspaper Sees the
"Boom" Just Ahead.
Business is better?there is no doubt cf
if. Increased activity is noted in many
lines outside of the stock markets, which,
after a long period of inaction, seem jiear
the development of a "boom." >
There is nothing feverish, uncertain or
speculative about this revival. The best
thing of all is that it seems to have started
with the farmers, who are making large
purchases of implements and other sup?
plies and who have learned in spite of tl e
calamity howlers that, much as they have
suffered, they are not bankrupt, and are
not going to be bankrupts. Matt?rs have
mended slowly for the reason that farmers
could do nothing in the winter, but with
the thawing of the snows they are on the
move to create the wealth where wealth
must always be cieated. They have now
given the impulse which every other line
of business is beginning to feel.
The nation is inconceivably better off
than it was a year ago. It would be better
off if things were at a standstill, for ahead
cf us is no Populist campaign?no attempt
to goad people to madness?no fear of an
exhausted gold reserve. If we only stood
still we should be doing better than if we
were sliding back, as ,ve were up to last
November. But we are not standing etil!
now, for we have rested, and our motto
once more 13 Omvard!
Theosophy and the 'Apless H's.
New York Sun.]
The Theosophists have imported much
ancient wisdom inte Denver, and put that
town into direct connection with all the
sages and most of the myths of Asia. It is
distressing, however, to Qnd our esteemed
contemporary, the Denver Kepublicah,
speaking of one of the theosophical trav?
elers, an Englishman, as the master of
eight languages, but not of his native
tongue. "He referred," it says, "to voices
in the wilderness telling of the coming of
that' 'appy time' and of a ' 'igher hand'
brighter stage of existence." This is mere
irreverence, joined to ignorance of many
altitudinous mysteries. Is the Denver
Republican not aware of the peculiarity of
the atmosphere of the Himalayas? No
h's can live in it. They are mostly super?
fluous letters, anyway, and the elevated
wisdom rejecls them. The Ma'atraas are
fuller of transcendental and ultimate lore
than [ihc seas of water and what do they
need of h's? Their aspirations are of a
loftier kind. The letter h is not necessary
for the solution of the problems of life and
such small matters. The letter x is the re?
ally indispensable letter to Theosophists
and everybody else.
Colonel John Hay, the next American
.Minister to the Court of .St. James, was
graduated at Brown's University, in Prov?
idence, R. I. in the class of 1S?S, when he
was only 20. years old.
Miss Grace Lincoln Temple, who was the
decorator of the woman's building at the
Atlanta exposition, has been given the
work of decorating the interior of the
newly bought Cleveland residence at
Miss Estelle Mea Davisson has proved
her cleverness as a Nebraska lawyer, and
has been elected County Attorney in that
State. She is the only woman holding
such a position in Nebraska.
The long agitation in England against
the cruelties of the royal hunt has resulted
in the Queen commanding that a report
on the subject be submitted to her. Her
Magesty is d?pos.'d to abandon the buck
he u .di altogether. In any case, it seems
certain that the hunting of tame stags will
Tarry De Windt, the Siberian traveler,
took a number of Wood cuts of the Aadree
polar balloon for distribution among the
natives of Northeastern Siberia. One day
he noticed aTchuktchi studying one of the
pictures intently and asking him what he
would do if he saw it in the sky
"Shoot it!*' was the immediate reply.
The Bright sun of Nansen completely
eclipses the lesser star of Hansen, his
lieutenant, who got just 08 far north as he
did. Attention has been called to the lat?
ter individul of late in the English news
paperSr Hanson, it appeal's, is a half Brit
isher, having been born in leith, his
mother being an English woman, hailing
A new edition of Lever's "Harry Lor
requer" has just been published, which
contains an interesting addition to the
text. The manuscript of the last four
chapters was loet in transmission from Brus?
sels, where Lever was residing, and the
author had to fill them out again as well
as he could. Afterwards the truant chap?
ter turned up, and will now be published
as an appendix.
EVENTS OF INTEREST.
Onyx in large quantities and, it is said,
of good quality, has been found in Hart
A Rhode Island man has paid for one
house out of bis earnings at a bucksaw,
and be is now working away to lift the
mortgage from another.
Thousands of head of antelope are to be
seen along the Short Line track around
Back with, Idaho. They have been in that
section all winter and are little bunted.
One band is believed to contain fully 500
Since Winnebago County, Wisconsin,
adopted the workhouse cure for tramps
the number to be cared for has fallen from
about 1500 per month in the winter season
to 75, and a saving to the county of some
$1,000 a month has been effected.
A new field of activity has been opened
up in the Wellesley College world with the
establishment of a circulating library by
members of the class of l'JUO. The library
contains books of modern fiction and poe?
try, and is open to all members of the col?
According to this year's report, of the
thirty-one female students of Radclifle
College who received the degree of A. B.,
twenty-three took it with distinction?a
face which President Eliot considers wor?
thy of comment. He remarks that since
the examinations for Harvard and Rad?
clifle are precisely thesame, the proportion
of distinguished students was much larger
in the latter than in the former.
A curious case has just come to light in
South Carolina. It would seem absurd to
state that a man who burns down his own
house is not guilty of arson, yet such is the
case in South Carolina common law, and a
recent Supreme Court decision disclosed
that according to law a man can willfully
destroy his own property by fire. The
paradox is easily explained. Fire insur?
ance is f thing of later years, while the old
common law has stood for centuries before
insurance companies were thought of;
there was no incentive to make a man
burn his own house when he could hope
for nothing in return, and so the only defi?
nition given for arson was "the burning of
the house of another." The old common
law has, in the confusion of other legisla?
tion, never been amended.
is the most common form of Dyspepsia.
Dr. Deane's Dyspepsia Pills (white
wrapper), one after
each meal, cure the
cases. They con?
tain no mercury, do
not purge nor gripe,
and impart a nat?
ural healthful tone
to the stomach and bowels.
25c. and 50c. at druggists'. Send for free sample
DR. J. A. DEANE CO., Kingston, N. V.
HUFF, ANDREWS &, Tl
Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Millers and Seeifsmsn,
Mill Products, Provisions,
y Sell Kercli?s -
Only and Shcaid be
I j Largely
S I By the Trade of the
BLUEFIELD, W. VIRGINIA.
New Warehouse?K5G ft. long, 52 ft. wide.
Floor Space?25,87G square feet.
You can have one of their Grocer's Journals mailed you regularly (free) by asking for
it. It will interest you.
POBST & WlNGO,
hoes and Confectioneries
Pobst Building, Tazewell, Va.
We are going out of the Shoe business, and will sell our stock ofShoes
at Sacrifice Prices. . . . Our stock is fresh?no shop worn shoes, and was
selected for winter foot-wear and at prices to sot Tazewell people talking.
Ladies'Shoes, Mens'Shoes, Misses' Shoes, Boys' Shoes?all styles and
prices to choose from.
We have the largest stock of China and Glassware ever shown in
Tazewell.Three stocks combined in one.Tea Sets, Dinner
Sets, and Beef Sets of splendid designs and excellent ware.Tea
Sets at from $5.00 to $20.00. . . . Dinner Sets at from $8.00 to $40.00.
We have Art China, Plain China, Fancy China, Glassware ami Queens
warein such quantities and varieties that we can only hint at them
Which Do You Prefer?
If you want light, wo can furnish you lamps cheaper
than you ever bought them. Our stock is large and
must he reduced, so prices go down to about cost.
$2.00 now $1.50
Lamps that were
Lamps that were - 2.50
Rochester Banquets that were 3,50 " 2,75
Rochester Banquets 11 2.75 " 2.00
Handsome Lamps with Shades were 1.50 " 1.00
Lamps with Shades that were l.oo " .75
Many cheaper .styles at equally reduced prices. Now
is your time to buy beautiful lamps at bottom prices.
May We Present Our Card ?
We are in the Millinery Business?have been a long
time?hope to be a long time. We know the ins ami
outs and are learning Letter each season, the wants of
our customers, and how to supply them. Our Miss
Etta Ilankins is now in fashion centers, buying
Millinery, Hats, Trimmings, Etc.,
And learning all about the latest Parisian styles, and
how to trim your hat just as beautifully and stylishly as
the finest imported. Well, think over this, and look
for our Easter announcement, which will appear in thi-i
space. Yours for Stylish Millinery,
Tazewkll,Va. TAZEWELL MILLINERY CO.
FOR CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS.
An Offer to Pay the Fare of Delegates to
the San Francisco Convention.
Thousands of Christian Endeavor work?
ers who would like to attend the Sixteenth
International Convention which will be
held in San Francisco in July of this year
are deterred from thinking seriously of do?
ing so on account of the expense irf the j
long journey. This has been called to the |
attention of "The Philadelphia Press," and
the publishers of that journal have decided
to furnish free any number of railroad
tickets from Philadelphia to San Francisco
and return to representatives of Christian
Endeavor Societies who will render a tri?
fling Bervice to "The Press." The oiler in?
volves the possible expenditure by "The
Press" of thousands of dollars and opens
the way for all Christian Endeavorers to
enjoy the experience of a lifetime?a jour?
ney across the continent under the most
favorable auspices. Write to "The Press''
for details of the offer.
J. W. WALL,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER
Sip and Carriage minting a Specialty.
There is a church in Kansas City?the
Calvary Baptist?which was erected at a
total cost of $IGS,000 and was dedicated
without a dollar of debt on it. .
Perfect fit guaranteed in every instance.
Gentfal ? Hotel,
(Near Courthouse Square)
TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA.
SURFACE & WHITE, - - Proprietors.
Livery Stahle attached. Good Sample
liooms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed?
0. T. l*ATTON,
CENER?L - REPAIRER
(Yost's Old Stand)
Iam prepared to execute, at short
notice and on reasonable terms, ali
! classes of iron work?horse shoeing, all
kinds of repairing,etc.
There is also connected with nay estab?
lishment a WOOD-WORKJNG Depart?
ment, under the control of J. Crawford,
I where be is prepared to do everything per
I taming to that branch.
W. W. MOORE ? CO,
Tin and Sheetiron
GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds
/ of Repairing done. Priccs'reasonable and
WORK GUARANTEED; ' 11-12,96.
J. B. CAUDILL,
$200 STOCK OF
At H. W. POBST'S,
TAZEWELL, - ? VIRGINIA
Sire Electioneer, sire of
Arion, 2:07-1 (that sold for
$125,000 when two years old)
and 153 other standard per?
1st dam Plunetia by PI met,
2d " La Henderson "Lexington,
3d " Kitty Clark by " Imp'd. Glencoe,
4 h " Miss Obstinate " Sumpter,
5th " Jennie Slamerken by Tiger,
6th " Paragon by Imp'd Buzzard,
7th " Indiana " Columbus.
Planeteer's breeding and in?
dividuality are of the very best.
Parties having Fancy Boy,
Rob Roy, Lord Gordon, Spend
rift, Black Diamond and
Midnight Mares " should not
fail to accept of this opportu?
TERMS $10.00 CASH. Fee
Heretofore Has Been $50.
Mares proving not to be in
foal can be returned during
the season of 1898 and served
WALTON STOCK FARM,
FALLS MILLS, VA.
Wanted-An Idea ~B
Protect tout Ideas: thoy may bring you wealth.
WrltoJTOnN WEDDEUBOUN ft CO., Patent Attor
noyo. Washington. I>. C. for tholr $1.S00 prlzo offer
and new list of one thousand InvonUons wanted.
THE OLD FAVORITE,
Is handled by the reliable Liquor Dealers,
They Solicit the~~~~'
All mail orders will receive our prompt
IE AND FURNITURE.
All kinds of Hard?
ware, Cooking and
Heating Stoves, Fur-J
4niture, House Furn-4
f ishing Goods, Lamps 1
1 and Lamp Fixtures /
SADDLES, WAGON AND BUGGY HARNESS,
COLLARS, PADS, BLIND and RIDING BRIDLES.
-?.?THE SYRACUSE PLOW.
We guarantee they will please you better than any plow on the market.
We will sell you a first-class Sewing Machine for $20.00 and the best in the
world for $30.00, Guaranteed.
moss & greever,
Tazewell Planing Mills
??G- W- !&@S?&6G; ^roprxoio-ps.
We are now ready to do any kind of work in
1IPPIN6 AND PLANING LUMBER,
MOULDINGS and BRACKETS
~~^0F EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Window and *?oor prame^.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that our
facilities for doing neat and clean-cut work and at short notice
arc unsurpassed in this section of Virginia. If you doubt it
give us a trial and you will bo convinced.
G. W. YOST & CO., Tazewell, l/a.
. B. Greenawalf & Co,
Dealer.-; in and Manufacturers of
Marble and Granite
Iron Fencing and all kinds of Ceme
tary work done in the neatest style.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. WYTHEVILLE, VIRGINIA.
Wam.ack C.w.mvKi.i., W. G. YOUVO,
Jso. L. Ca 6Dwell, Tazewell, Va.,
GALDWELL BROS. &
TAZEWELL, - - - VIKGINIA,
ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE,
Statuary and all Kinds of Cemetery Work.
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 ?f
W. G. Young. Give us your orders, they will be promptly tilled, and we will save
you money. For further information apply to
W. G. YOUNG,
OrT. If. HAWKINS, Sr.,
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