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The Tazewell Republican
f ublished every Thursday at /
WILLIAM C. PENDLE TON,
Editor and Proprietor.
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sponsible for opinions expressed by Corrcspon
Tim Republican is entered at the Pott-offlce at
Tazewel), Virginia, as second-class matter.
THURSADY, APRIL 29,1897.
ARE THEY SINCERE?
The people generally are very anxious to
have a return of prosperity in the business
of the country. They got heartily tired ol
the conditions that prevailed during the
administration of Mr. Cleveland, when
tariff reform was given a trial. It was the
dissatisfaction created by the failure of the
Democratic policy on the tariff which re?
stored tiie Republican party to control ol
the government. The people were deeply
interested. They put the Republican
party in power again and they are, without
regard to party affiliation, desirous of see
ing a test made of the Republican policy
of protection. It is only the lenders oi
politicians of the Democratic persuasior.
who are anxious to see the Republicai
policy fail. They pretend to be very so
licitous about the welfare, of the people
and claim to sincerely favor any legislatioi
or policy that will relieve the country fron
the business depression that has prevailed
so long, but they offer every small ubsta
cle thev can think of to the Republicai
The Republicans have made no effort i<
hide the position they occupy. They hav<
contended that the overshadowing ques
tion is the tariff, while Democrats hav<
argued that the Republicans willbeunabli
to lestore prosperity by means of a pro
tective tariff. If the former are sincere ii
their belief why object to the use of tin
present favorable opportunity of proving
which position is correct? The fact is tin
Democratic politicians are not sincere ii
their views or conduct. They seek fc
avoid the issue which the Republicans ar
deliberately trying to make. They are ev
idently afraid of it. If they are not the]
ought to withdraw all foo'ish opposition t
the passage of the new tariff law. Whet
the law is tried, if it f.dl to produce the rt
suits predicted by its friends, the peopl
cau then pass in judgment upon it. Th
Republicans are not afraid to make th
trial. It is only the Democratic politician
who are trying to avoid the issue.
A BANKRUPT LAW.
Thert can be no question that the court
try has been in need for several yeais of
good general bankrupt law. Congress ha
heretofore recognized the fact, but ha
been unable to agree upon a measure. Th
Torey bill w.is passed by the la?t House c
Representatives but the Senate was op
posed to it. A compromise measure
known as the Nelson bankrupt bill, ha
just passed the Senate, and it is to be hope
that it is sufficiently meritorious to receiv
the sanction of the House of Represents
tives. It is a comparatively brief bill
which permits debtors owing ?200 or mon
to go into bankruptcy, reserving what i.
exempt by the law of their States, and re
ceive a discharge. The bill also provide
that where a debtor owes S-300 ormoreanc
who is unable to pay his indebtedness, bu
Eeeks to defraud his creditors by transfer
ring or encumbering his property, his cred
itors can force him into bankruptcy.
In the Republican of the 22nd inst. an
editorial was published on theMarshalshir,
in which we made the statement that
there was "no longer any candidate from
the Ninth District but the Hon. Henry
Bowen." It seems that we were mis?
informed, a* Mr. Stuart P. Lindsey, oi
Abingdon, is still a candidate, and writes
us he will remain in the field until the
contest is ended.
The gold Democrats in Virginia are
very anxious to unite with the silver Demo?
crats for the gubernational election this
year. Whether the silver men will giv<
them a chnnce 's not yet determined.
The gold men insist that the party plat?
form shall say nothing about the money
question, but this will hardly be permit?
ted by tl.e silver men, who are hugely in
the majority. The Palmer and Bucknei
supporters will have to swallow a free
silver platform if they unite with the
Bryanites next Fall.
We see that a gi-od-roads convention
is to beheld at Lexington, Va., fn June.
What objection would there l>e to such a
convention being held in the Ninth Dis?
trict? The sentiment is growing all over
the State in favor of better roads, and no
part of Virginia needs good-roads more
than the Southwest.
How can Greece fail in her conflict
with Turkey? The whole civilized world
seems to be in sympathy with the plucky
little nation that refuses to be coerced by
the cruel Turk, who is assisted by the
so-called Christian powers of Europe.
Vote against calling a constitutional
convention. Don't fail to go to the polls
and perform this patriotic duty at the
election next month.
Not so Bad as the Man Who, by Constitu?
tion or Law, Robs His Fellow-Citizen
of the Right to Vote.
The monarchical doctrine inspires and
justifies all the frauds on our ballot-boxes,
and these frauds are venial and trivial in
comparison with the fraud, force and fla?
grant outrage of taking from any man (save
for crime or natural disability), whether
under the forms of law or not, his right,
God-given and inherent in Iiis intelligent
and rational manhood (well backed by his
physical and moral manhood), to full
equality in sell-government. It is a breach
of common faith and natural equity which
at once absolves all its subjects or victims
from every obligation to the civil compact,
and justifies them in any revolt against the
organization of society which thus disfran?
chises, excludes and outcasls them. It is
in vain, upon any pretext of superiority,
that any man, or set of men, seeks to ex?
cuse or justify this assumption of right to
enslave or degrade another man, or set of
men; and it is equally in vain to attempt
to make a crime any the less a crime by
perpetrating it under color of law, or by
and through a prostitution of constitu?
tional forms and ceremonies. The fellow
who robs his fellow-citizen of his ballot at
the polls, in any way, is a petty offender
by the side of him who robs, or attempts
to rob, by law or constitution, large classes
of his fellow-men?good and law-abiding
people?of the all inclusive riifht (the right
without a Inch one has no right) which is
the only assurance of liberty,?his liberty,
as well as theirs whom he (with no more
just power or greater rights than they)
would i bus n>b.
If this great right be not secure, theu
men have no right that is, or can be. Life,
liberty, property .and the pursuit of happi?
ness in all its varied forms and directions.
?all, at once become the sport of chance,
opinion, caprice?of venal machination and
of usurped power. It is the sheet-anchor
of human liberty and right; and once lost,
there is nothing safe from the wind and
waves of mob-rule, the misrule of usurping
oligarchy and tyranny, or (he wild chaos
of anarchy. It is the rock upon which
rests the Temple of Peace; and without it,
we build on sand.
THE TARIFF AND PRICES.
Some Useful Information Th:d Will Offset
Free Trade Misinformation.
Boston "Journal" (Rep.).
One of the large grocery houses of this
city sends out, in the regular course of its
business, and wholly free from political
prejudice one way or the other, this list of
imported goods which "are likely to ad?
vance in price on account of the additional
dutj proposed by the tarifr bill now
pending btfore Congress:'*?
Clarets, S&uternes, burgundies, hock
and moselle wines, cordials and punches,
gin, rum, brandy, Scotch and Irish
whiskey, cocoa wine, bay rum. ale and
stout, beer, ginger ale, soda water, mineral
waters, bitters and vermouth, lime juice,
cigars and tobacco, sponges, sugars, split
peas, table ornaments, German flavors,
chop frills, lace mats, etc., barley and
groats, extract of beef, cocoa and chocolate,
gelatine, mustard, fruits glaccs, nuts and
almonds, cheeses, pickles and sauces,
olive oil, macaroni, spanghetti, etc., veg?
etable- in tins and jars, pates and truffles,
canned meats, preserves, soap? and per?
A glance at this list is sufficient to show
that most of thesi artic'es the cost oi
which may bi increased by the new tarjfl
can fairly he classed as luxurits. Indeed
barring mineral waters and extract, ol
beef which are of medicinal *value sponges,
f I sugar, cheeses, macaroni and soaps, there
is scarcely one of the articles which would
be regarded as neccessary of daily life.
Those odd individuals who are fond of
exhorting us to follow Great Britain's
example in our economic policy will be
enlightened to learn that 'Tree trade''
country derives a revenue of about
$100,000,000 a year from "tariff taxes"
not only on tobacco, wine, spirits, cocoa,
foreign fruits, etc., but also on coffee and
tea, which in the United States are regarded
as neccessaries, not luxuries, and for more
than twenty years have been upon the
j i free list.
The Cheap Clothing Fake.
The opponents of a protective tariff
having been driven from pillar to post in
their perspiring efforts to find some valid
reason for opposing the Dingley bill have
been compelled to fall back on the old
claim that the bill, if it becomes a law,
will cause an immense rise in the cost of
clothing. One Boston free trade news?
paper, for instance, makes the assertion
that the cloth inanordinarysuit of clothes'
which now costs abous $14, will under the
operation of the Dingley schedule be in
creased to S23 or 2G. The purpose of these
free trade newspapers is evidently to re
peat the scare raised in 1890 and frighten
people into protesting against the passage
of the Dinglev bill and into voting against
the Republican party
If these newspapers were amenable to
argument it would be possible to show
them the fallacy of their .assertions. But
they are not. They recklessly throw out
their statements and leave them to work
their way through the free trade news?
papers and, as they hope, into the minds
of the people. If the error is shown they
pay no attention to it, but go right on
and make another assertion equally untrue
It will be well to look at some of the
statements made. The Providence
'Journal," for instance, said that on a
on a moderate estimate the $200,000,000
which the Dingley tariff is expected to
raise for the Government will cost the
people SI ,300,000,000 in advanced prices
The utter preposterousness of these figures
is evident to any intelligent person, and
yet the statement is being generally quoted
in Democratic newspapers and the
"Journal" has made no attempt to correct
its assertions although shown the fallacy
of it. Again, "Harper's Weekly" claims
that the Dingley bill "is probably the
worst tariff bdl that has ever been drawn,"
that it is "a socialistic grab-bag into which
all who will pay the price may plunge
their greedy hands." It is difficult to deal
with patience and in decorous language
with such statements or to believe that
they are made by intelligent persons.
Such instances of distortion and gross
misrepresentation might be repeated with?
out number. As to the claim that clothing
will be iucreased enormously in the price
by the Dingley bill, if it becomes a Jaw,
any man can test it practically by entering
a clothing store and comparing prices
asked now and those ruling under the He
Kinjley law. He will find that the difference
is inconsiderable if there is any difference.
When the Wilson law went into effect and
men inquired of their tailors what reduction
would be made in the price of clothing
they were told, in the great majority of
cases, that there would be no reduction.
When they demanded the reason they
were asked if they knew how much dif?
ference a high or a low tariff made in the
cost of the clothes, ami if they expressed
ignorance the reply was that in a suit
costing from $25 to $.'50 the difference was
less than $1 and even less in a suit selling
at a lower figure. With so little change in
pi ice of the material and the labor costing
the same tailors did not think it worth
while to make any reduction. And that is
all the benefit the public has had from the
free wool tariff and Hie destruction of the
sheep industry of the country.
When Mr. McKinley was defending his
own bill in Congress in 1890 he held up a
ready-made suit of clothes from Boston,
which, for its quality, was as good as could
have been made for the same price in free
trade England. It was such a suit of clothes
:is is worn by the great majority of men in
the United States. Such suits can be made
again under the Dingley schedules and
they will cost the workingman little if any
more than be has been paying for the
"cheap presidents" made in Bradford,
Eng., and which he has been wearing un?
der the Wilson law, and, besides, he will
have the work a protective tariff brings.
He has worn "cheap presidents"so much,
in fact, and has stood around idle so long
while the work he should have had has
been done abroad, that he is not likely to
j be deceived again by the cheap clothing
fake of the free traders.
BATTLE WITH BANDITS.
Mexican Soldiers Frustrated in Attempt?
ing to Capture Desperadoes.
Nooai.es, Ariz., April 21.?Senor Juan
Salazar, the president-mayor of Santa Cruz,
a Mexican town about thirty miles from
here, came to Nogales to inform by tele?
graph the State authorities of a battle that
bad taken place at Lochifl between five
soldiers and some outlaws who are wanted
by the Mexican officials.
The soldiers requested the bandits to
surrender, whereupon they all drew guns
and commenced firing, retreating through
the back door. In the encounter which
ensued, over eight shots were exchanged,
resulting in the killing of one bandit ami
the wounding of a soldier. After the am?
munition had given out the desperadoes
returned.to the Arizona side. An effort tc
extradite the law breakers will probably be
HYPNOTIC SUBJECT BURIED.
Person in Trance to Remain in Grave
Si.MCuK, Ont., April 21.?A hypnotist
named Ferris placed a subject in a trance
here yesterday afternoon and buried bin
six feet under ground, there to remain
three days. Sheriff Jackson ami a posse ol
officers appealed on the scene as the grave
was filled in and ordered the professor tc
take the man out or suffer arrest.
The professor refused, stating that he
was violating no law, and after consulta?
tion with the county attorney the Sherifi
finds he can take no action. The subject
is supplied with air through a box. Hit
face, which can be seen, resembles that o:
a corpse, but has not the extreme pallor.
Prince Bismarck describes himself as "a
? bankrupt in nerves." The neuralgic pain
in his jaws often makes it difficult for him
to open his mouth.
Senator Mason, of Illinois, says that it
cost him half Ids salary last month to write
letters to office seekers. He devotes sev?
eral hours every day to seeing personally
office hunters who call on him.
'filenames in the new city government
at St. Louis sound like a Reichstag roll
call. Mr. Ziegenhein is mayor, and amon?
the other successful candidates for munici?
pal office are Messrs. Besch, Wenneker,
Re'mstedler, Meier, Cast, Gaus, Kratz,
Thuner, and so forth.
The Hon. S. F. Smith, recently elected
mayor of Davenport, la., is the eldest son
of the late Dr. S. F. Smith, the author of
?'America." lie has for many years been
a distinguished lawyer in that city, a prom?
inent Republican and a gentleman greatly
respected by his fellow-citizens.
An eccentric old member of the British
Parliament has tried in vain for fifty years
to get a bill passed preventing window
eleanersfrem standing outside the windows.
"I introduce it," he said, "not forthesake
of the window cleaners, but for the sake of
the people below, on w hom they might
fall. The idea of the bill was suggested to
me by the fear that a window cleaner might
fall on myself."
Henry Russell, who was born at Sherner
on December 24, 1812, is the oldest living
English composer. He has composed and
published more than 800 songs. His song,
"('beer, Boys, Cheer!" is the air played by
the guards drum and fife band when a
British regiment leaves for abroad, and "A
Life on the Ocean Wave" was in 1889
adopted by order of the Admiralty as the
special march of the royal marines.
Of the four great attractions in Boston
on Monday, the bicycle races attracted the
greatest number of people. The attend?
ance was as follows: Horse show, 5,000;
Marathon race, 0,000; baseball, 12,000;
Dedham road race, 20,000.
The Agricultural Department is sending
out to farmers and experimental stations
a large amount oi beet sugar seed, with a
view to determine the feasibility of grow?
ing beets in certain sections. There is no
reason why this country should not pro?
duce all the sugar it consumes. We are
now paying foreign countries about one
hundred million dollars annually for sugar.
Remarkable results have been obtained
by the Lowell Observatory, which was
transferred from Flagstaff, Ariz., to Mexico,
e .rly in December, for the purpose of
observing the apposition of Mare and
measuring southern doubie stars, and is
now to be shipped back to its original loca?
tion. Dr. I,ee,who was in charge of the ob?
servatory, anuounce that since January 1
more than 100,000 double and triple stars
have been measured. More than half
were new, having never been reported by
an astronomer. The report will be the
largest and most important addition to
southern stellar astronomy since obser
tivaons of Sir John Herscbel.
HUFF, ANDREWS &, THOMAS,
Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Millers and Segdarnen,
Mill Products, Provisions,
jlnsy Sell Merchants
Only and Should be
A ^ Patronized
p I By the Trade of the
BLUEFIELD, W. VIRGINIA,
New Warehouse?166 ft. long, 52 ft. wide.
Floor Space?25,S7<j Dinare feet.
You can have one of their Grocer's Journals mailed you regularly (free) by asking for
it. It will interest you._
China and Glasswares
We have fine Carlsbad and Haviland Dinner and
Tea Sets, handsomely decorated and of elegant de?
signs. China Dessert Sets, Berry Sets in China or
glass, After-dinner and Individual CoH'ec Sets, beau
tiful China Statuettes and Vases, Jardinears, Cake
Baskets and. in fact, the most complete line of China
and Queensware ever seen in this section. We have
Glass Tumblers in great quantities, line and cheap.
Flower Tots all sizes.
Baseball Goods and Fishing Tackle.
We have a complete stock of Baseball Goods and
The best Cigars, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco.
It Still Continues.
Our sacrifice shoe sale still continues. We are
going out of the shoe business. Don't fail to take
advantage advantage of our shoe sale.
D tsxdt **aJ> n VV
P.?b5t Building, Tszewell, Va.
Which Do You Prefer?
If 3*011 want light, we can furnish you lamps cheaper
than you ever bought them. Our stock is large and
must be reduced, so prices go down to about cost.
Lamps that were - $2,00 now $1,50
Lamps that were - 2,50 " 1,7(5
Rochester Banquets that were 3.60 " 2.75
Rochester Banquets " 2.75 " 2.00
Handsome Lamps with Shades were i .50 11 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.
The Knack Of Knowing: ?ow t0 nu,fc tocher the flowers, andI rib
I-s bons and laces and ornaments is hair the
battle in our achievement of success. Unless the knack is. an acquirement, no matter
how expenseve or stylish a frame you may buy it is likely to be spoilt in the make-up.
Hat trimming is a specialty with us?we Study styles and how to trim stylishly from
those who know how.
Violets, a bunch - - 10c to 40c
Roses, a bunch - - ? - 5c to $1.50
Tafleta Ribbon, all silk, best colors, 3 in wide 25c yd
u " " " 4 in 35c to 50c
TAZEWELL MILLINERY CO.
Clinch Valley Roll
CEDAR BLUFF, VA.,
The Best Equipped Mills in southwest Virginia.
Manufactures Higb grade Koller Flour and all kinds of Mill Feed. Our "INVINCI?
BLE" brand of Fancy Patent Flour is pronounced the best in the market.
Our other celebrated brands are "FREE SILVER," 'TKIDE
OF THE VALLEY," and "RISING SL'N." All our
Capacity! 50 barrels Flour and 200 bushels Meal Daily.
Custom m inding carefully and promptly done. A customer who tries our Flour
and meal stays with us.
HI66INB0THAM & KIRBY, Proprietors,
C. T. PATTON,
GENERAL - REPAIRER
(Yost's Old Stand)
Iain prepared to execute, at short
notice and on reasonable terms, a\'.
classes of iron work?horse shoeing, all
kinds of repairing, etc.
There is also connected with mv estab?
lishment a WOOD-WORKING Depart?
ment, under the control of J. B. Crawford,
where he is prepared to do everything per?
taining to that branch.
W. W. MOORE & CO,
Tin and Sheetiron
(?-GUTTERING a specialty. All kinds
/ of Repairing done. Pi iees/easonable and
WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,96.
J. B. CAUDILL,
$200 STOCK OF
At H. W. POBST'S,
TAZEWELL, ? ? VIRGINIA
Sire Electioneer, sire of
Arion, 2:075 (that sold for
$125,000 when two years old)
and 153 other standard per?
1st dam Planetia by Planet,
2d " I-a Henderson " Lexington,
3d " Kitty Clark by " Imp'd. Clencoe,
4th " Miss Obstinate " Sumpter,
5th ,: Jennie Slamerken by Tijjer,
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.
Protect your Ideas: thoy may bring you wealth.
Wrlfc^HOHX WEODKKBUKN & CO., Patent Attor?
neys, Washington, D. C. for their $1.800 prize offer
and new list of one thousand inventions wanted.
THE OLD FAVORITE,
Is handled by the reliable Liquor Dealers,
They Solicit the
All mail orders will receive our prompt
I All kinds of Hard
ware, Cooking and
_ Heating Stoves, Fur
4niture, House Furn
f ishing Goods, Lamps
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.
oss & greever.
Tazewell Planing Mils
Q. W- ?@S? ? 66-> Proprietors.
We arc now ready to do any kind of work In
RIPPING AND PLANING LUMBER,
MOULDINGS and BRACKETS
-OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Window and 1e)oor f^rame^.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that our
facilities fordoing 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.
Greenawalt & Co.,
Dealers in and Manufacturers of
Iron Fencing and all kisds of Ceme
tary work done in the neatest style.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, WYTHEYILLE, VIRGINIA,
Wallace Caldwell, W. O. Young,
Jxo. L. Caldwell, _ Tazewell, Va.,
CALDWELL BROS, & YOUNG.
TAZEWELL, - - - VIKGIXIA,
ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE,
Statuary and all Kinds of Cemetery Work.
We are m 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 et
VV. G. Young. Give us your orders, they will be promptly filled, and we will save
you money. For further information apply to
W. G. YOUNG,
OrT. M. HAWKINS, Sr.,
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