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Tazcwcll, Virginia, a.* lecond-clan matter.
THUKSADY, .MAY 13,1897,
A LAST WARNiNG.
One week from today the voters of
Virginia will be called upon to vote upon
the question of holding a constitutional
convention. This is the last issue of the
Republican that will reach you before
that mrporhmt 8ay7 "\Te ""nave tried
earnestly and conscientiously to point out
to our readers what Ave conceived to be
important reasons fur voting against the
proposition to call or hold such a conven?
We have told them how unnecessary
it is from a point of economy. If the
State government is too expensive, and
there is an honest desire among the people
to reduce the expenses, the easiest, surest
and cheapest met! od of doing so is by
amendments to the constitution. Themen
who advocate holding a convention know
that there is no need of one for the pro?
tection or advancement of the State's in?
terests. They have another object in view.
Restricted suffrage is the real motive. The
disfranehisement of a large number oi
voters is the purpose they have in view.
I>et "No Convention" be your battle
cry from now until the ballot is closed
Ox the 12th inst. the New York Jour?
nal telegraphed to Gov. Charles T. OTer
rall, asking him to suggest common grounds
on which all Democrats could meet for ac?
tion in the present against the Republican
policies, leaving to the future the dividing
The governor replied on the Kith inst.,
and he had this to say: "I beg to suggest
as a common ground upon which the Hem
* ocrats of the country can stand and pre
sent a solid front against Republicanism,
fundamental Democratic principles, in?
cluding opposition to protection and tht
fostering of monopolies and trusts. Inde?
pendent, free and unlimited coinage of si!
ver and other Popnlistic doctrines must bt
"Populism is no more Democracy thai
Paganism is Christianity, a Populist is nc
more a Democrat than an Ethiopian ist
Caucasian. * * * Every Democrat ir
Virginia who refused to support the Chi
eago ticket last fall is anxious for Demo
cratic harmony, but there are fifty tlious
and, at least, who will never endorse by
their votes the Chicago platform."
If Governor O'Ferrall is correct the Dem?
ocrats in Virginia can harmonize only by
tha -ilver men yielding to the demands oJ
the gold men and refusing to endorse the
Chicago p'atf( mi. Tin* they are not
likely to do, so the gold Democrats will
have to stand off or swallow the Chicago
A great diversity of opinion exists as to
the true condition of the contest the Cu?
bans :>re making for independence. Re?
ports favorable to the insurgents are made
at one time which are soon followed by
news that the Spaniards are in control of
the situation. The ability which the Cu?
bans have exhibited in contending with fo
many disadvantages would lead the friends
of liberty to hope that they may yet be
successful in the contest.
Some of our wise Democratic contempo?
raries have discovered that a protective
tanfl is not a revenue producer. Well,
some how or other when the Republican
protective tariff laws were in force the
government had revenue sufficient to pay
all its expenses and make an immense re?
duction in the public debt. Under the
Democratic non-protective tariff we saw
exactly the opposite result.
If the Republican 1< aders in Virginia
would use more effort to harmonize and
less anxiety about controlling the patron?
age better results would follow, so far as
party interests in the State are concerned.
The rank and file of the party is not well
pleased with the conduct of the leaders.
Tnic gold Democrats in Virginia may
as well prepare to eat crow or fight under
their own flag. It is evidently the inten?
tion of the silver men to place
themselves on the Chicatro platform.
Jf they should abandon that platform,
what would they have to stand on ?
What Virginia wants is an honest elec?
tion law, not a constitutional convention.
Instead of restricting suffrage a plain, hon?
est election law should be framed, so that
every voter may vote as his conscience and
The most important ballot Virginia suf?
fragans have ever been called upon to cast
is the one to be voted on the constitutional
convention question next Thursday. Be
certain to vote against the convention.
The advance in the prices paid for wool
and lambs should be very gratifying to our
faruiei friends. This is one of the first
good results that How from the protection
to American products.
If Mr. J. Taylor Kllyson receives the
Democratic nomination for Governor what
will those papers do that are now offering
such serious objections to his candidacy?
Take it all back we suppose.
If you vote for calling a constitutional
convention, you vote to assist those whose
purpose is to disfranchise a large number
of the citizens of the State.
OUTLOOK IN THE WEST.
Signs of Returning Prosperity Plentiful
in Some Neighborhoods;.
Chicago "Inter Ocean" (Rep.).
Kansa*. California and Colorado were
the States that first felt the forceful sweep
of panic. They are the first to revive from
its dire effects The news from all these
States, but especially from Colorado, is
encouraging. None of them truly can be
described as riding on the crest of any
wave of prosperity, but in all of them there
i& dismmbV *-^v^iww>,fi?,Oi hurtiTt5?? 'nnT*
and a restoration of confidence in the near
approach of good times.
The output of the Cripple Creek mines
for April was in excess of $1,000,000, and
for the four months ending May 1 was
double that of the like peroid of 1895.
The Leadvill mines are reported as more
active than at any time since the '"boom
days*' of 1878 and 1S70. The group of
mines known as the "Downtown,"' tl at
rilled with water during last year's strike,
are being puin| ed out ami will be clear of
water ami ready to resume operation by
September. The Gilpin County mines
are shipping more ore to the smelters at
Idaho Springs than ever before, anil the
mines of the Gunnison District are un?
Passing from mining to the farming in?
te: crests of Colorado, the intelligence is
equally comforting. Large profits are
being derived from the sale of hogs, cattle
and sheep that have been fattened on
alfalfa. The abundant rains and snows ol
the Winter have insured an abundant
supply of water for irrigation, and the fruit
crop gives promise of unusual abundance.
Wholesale dealers in Denver report an
increase of AO per cent, over the Spring
sales of 1896. Six thousand names have
been added to the city directory during
the year, which is indicative of an increase
of about 20,000 to the population.
Houses and stores again are in good de?
mand, and a considerable amount of new
building is in progress.
This revival of trade and agriculture in
the West sooner or later will have a
beneficial effect on the business of the niore
Eastern centers of distribution.
THE WISE COURSE ON CUBA.
The debate of Tuesday on the Cuban
resolutions gives-a hopeful and gratifying
indication that the Senate will deal with
the subject in a practical and rational way.
It shows the wholesome effect of having
an Administration and a Senate which have
mutual confidence and which can work
When Mr. Cleveland was President there
was no consult a I ion and no co-operation.
The Administration followed one policy
and the Senate another. Neither anew or
influenced what the other was doing. The
Executive conducts the foreign relations
of the country, but Congress, and especially
the Senate, has and ought to have a potent
voice in determining its foreign policy.
The execution of the nation's will, how?
ever, whether declared by Congress or by
. the President, must devolve on the
Administration, and there ought to be
free conference and full understanding.
There was nothing of the kind when Mr.
Cleveland was President. This was
peculairiy true in dealing with the Cuban
qnestion. The result was that Congress
was making declarations in one direction
and the President was moving in another.
Each acted independently, and not only
independently oppositely. Congress ex?
pressed itself unreserved on the side of the
Cuban patriots and the President acted on
the other side. The gratifying feature of
the debate in the Senate on
Tuesday was the evidence it furnished of a
restoration of the just attitude of the
President and Senate towards each other.
The President's policy was freely made
known to the Senate and the Senate wisely
?deferred to the President as the head of
that branch of the Government which
conducts our foreign relations.
The resolutions on Cuban belligerency
ought not to be passed at this stage.
It would be folly for Congress to keep on
making futile declarations. It sufficiently
declared its sympathy last year. There is
no occasion for any further utterance until
it shall be associated with the appropriate
action which the situation may require or
justify, and that action must be taken, if
taken at all, by the Executive. Senator
Foraker's judicious words summed up the
true course. The President, he explained,
had undertaken to possess himself of all the
facts essential to guide his judgment, by
sending a special commissioner to make
full inquiry. While that inquriry was
proceeding and before the President was
ready to reach a conclusion it would be
premature and unwise for the Senate to
make any expression.
Senator Morrill, Senator Lodge and others
concurred in this view, and the general
trend of the debate indicated that it would
prevail. The Senate is willing to trust the
good judgement and good faith of the
President, and the President in turn treats
the Senate as entitled to lull consideration
and respect. Yesterday Senator Davis,
Chairman of the Committe on Foreiegn
Relations, and Senators Foraker and Mor?
gan, who are members of the Committee,
?Mr, Morgan being the author of the
pending Cuban resolutions?were at the
White House in consultation with the
President. This conference foreshadows
a complete understanding and indicates
the counsel and co-operation which ought
to exist between the President and the
Senate in directing our foreign policy
A Sound Foundation for Business Pros?
As far as we can see now we are not only
doing throughout the country more real
business than we were two years ago, but
we have cleared away a vast amount of
"dead wood," which can no longer
impede our progress. It can also be said |
with truth that business is now being con?
ducted on a safei- basis than for perhaps
ten years. Credit is still freely extended,
but only to responsible buyers. The in
I discriminate lending to Tom, Dick and
Harry in vogue during the peroid of in?
flation lias given away to a caution that is
infinitely better for everybody concerned.
The necessity of selling closely has added
to the conservatism of business men who
are not tempted to take chances by
exorbitant profits. Merchants and con?
sumers buy in small quantities, but more
frequently, turning over their money
rapidly and paying as they go. All useless
I expenditures have been lopped oil', and
habits of economy that are of priceless
value have become firmly fixed. In short,
like the French people, who rose up under
the tremendous burden of the German
war indemnity to become thriftier and
richer than ever, Americans have profited
by the panic, and now that they are get?
ting their business back into the old broad
channels are conducting their operations
with a watchful over sight that will soon
make them wealthier than ever. And
because trade is rallying slowly is no reason
for saying it is not rallying at all.
The Vice-President's Opperfunity May
4?-Come-. ? ~
Newark "Advertfser" (Rop.).
If the Senate drags along, purposely,
for delay, while the importers are filling
the warehouses with goods and destroying
all the benefits of a new tarifr law, a strong
popular sentiment will gather head, and
pressure will be brought to bear upon the
j Senate to give Mr. H?bart hisoppertunity.
j it will redound to the fame of the New
Jersey Vice-President if he shall put an
end to tiie obsolete usages that come under
the head of "Senatorial courtesy,'' and
make the Senate what the Douse is, a
legislative chamber, instead of a club of
debaters and obstructionist of the public
Scriptures in Demand.
The eighty-first annual report of the
American Bible Society was presented at
the managers' annual meeting in the bible
house a few days ago.
It showed that receipts for benevolent
work, including gifts from auxiliaries were
$188,377, and disbursements for benevo?
lent work were $265,608. The total gifts
of the living were $28,886. The society
was able to meet the excess by means ol
the large legacy left by Mrs. Mary Stuart,
of New York.
Never before, with a single exception,
have so many volumes of the Bible been
I sent in one year to foreign countries. The
entire number was 101 and seven
eighths of them went to Mexico, Central
[ and South America. Request for new edi?
tions of the scriptures to be circulated in
foreign languages arc held in suspense for
want of funds.
Hopeful on Bimetallism.
London, May 13.?At a meeting of the
Bimetallic Parliament Committee of the
House of Commons, Sir William Henry
Houldsworth, a delegate to the monetary
conference at Brussels in 181)2, called at?
tention to tne fact that the special commis?
sioners of the United states were on their
way to Prance to confer with the bimetal
lists of that country. The chairman ex?
pressed his opinion that the prospects ol
an early international agreement were
never more hopeful.
The committee decided to watch the
international negotiations closely and hold
itself ready to eo-operate in them.
Ex-Senator Dawes, of Massachusetts, al?
though SO years of age, is delivering inter?
esting historical lectures before the stu?
dents of Dartmouth College.
Professor J. F. Rogers, of Cornell Uni?
versity, son of Governor Rogers, of Wash?
ington, has been asked to take the chair
of physics in the university ofthat State.
Miss Mary M. Bartelme, of Chicago.who
has been appointed public guardian by
Governor Tanner, is the first one of her
sex to hold the position. Her duty is to
look after the estates of friendless children.
Black Hawk, the chief of the Winne
bagoes, will visit the Iowa State fair this
summer. The chief is now 90 years old,
and has not been as strong as usual since
he was stricken with paralysis some time
Mrs. Mary Clement I.eavitt, who has ac?
quired an international reputation as trav?
eler, lecturer and organizer for the W. C.
T. U., litis visited forty-three countries and
has organized one hundred and thirty tem?
Mr. W. J. Connors, who has just bought
the Buffalo Courier, once worked as a deck
hand on the tug George Tarrant, of the
Durham Towing Company, of Chicago.
Captain Durham says of Mr. Conners: "He
is a character all by himself. There isn't
another such a man to be found anywhere.
Representative Bartboldc on Monday
iiad a very distinguished visitor, whom he
showed about the Washington capitol and
introduced to Speeker Reed and other
prominent men. His guest was Baron
von Bleichroeder, of Berlin, who, next to
Baron Rothchild, is the richest man in
Europe. He is also a gentleman of great
erudition, and speaks six languages.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Railroad projects are numerous in Maine.
Worcester bicycle factories cannot keep
up with their ordere.
The late ex-Governor Porter, of Indiana,
left an estate worth about ?300,00".
A hard season for the strawberry beds is
the complaint of New England farmers.
The Order of Railway Conductors is in
session at Los Angeles, Cal., with 3,000
Causes fully half the sickness in the world. It
retains the digested food too long in the bowels
and produces biliousness, torpid liver, indi
gestion, bad taste, coated ? ? o
tongue, sick headache, in- BLefip B I 1
somnia, etc. Hood's Pills If BIB
cure constipation and all its ? ? H ^7
results, easily and thoroughly. 25c. All druggists.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowet. Mass.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsiparilla,
HUFF, ANDREWS & THOMAS,
Wholesale Grocers, Merchant Millers and Seedeni
Miti Products, Provisions,
fthey Sei! Merchants
Oniy and Should be
By the Trade ot the
New Warehouse?166 ft. long, 52 ft. wide.
Floor Space?25,876 square feet.
BLUEFIELD, W. VIRGINIA.
You can have one of their Grocer's Journals mailed you regularly (free) by asking for
it. It will interest you.
China mi Glassware:
Have You Examined Our Stock and Prices?
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 Coffee 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, fine 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.
POBST &, WINGO,
Pobst Building, Tazewell, Va.
-Which Do You Prefer?
If you 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 " 1,78
Rochester Banquets that were 3,50 " 2,75
Rochester Banquets " 2,75 " 2,00
Handsome Lamps with Shades were 1.50 '1 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 to P"1 together the flowers, andI rib
-2 bona and laces and ornaments is naif 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
Taffeta Ribbon, all silk, best colors, 3 in wide 25c yd
? " " " 4 in 35cto50c
TAZEWELL MILLINERY CO.
CEDAR BLUFF, VA.,
The Best Equipped Mills in Southwest Virginia.
Manufactures High 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," "PRIDE
OK TUE VALLEY," and "RISING SUN." All our
Capacity: 50 barrels Flour and 200 bushels Meal Daily.
Custom grinding carefully and promptly done. A customer who tries our Flour
and meal stays with us.
HiG6INB0THAM & KIRBY, Proprietors, !
0. T. PATTON,
(Yost's Old Stund)
Iain prepared to execute, at shori
notice and on reasonable terms, all
classes of iron work?horse shoeing, all
kimls of repairing, etc.
There is also connected with my 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.
I. W. MOORE & CO,
Tin and Sheetiron
IQTGUTTERING a specialty. All kinds
of Repairing done. Prices>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, 2:071 (that sold for
?125,000 when two years old)
and 153 other standard per?
1st dam Planetia by Planet,
2d " La Henderson " Lexington,
3d " Kitty Clark by " Imp'd. Glencoe,
4th " Miss Obstinate " Sumpter,
5th ,: Jennie Slamerken by Ti^er,
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 bo in
foal can be returned during
the season of 1898 and served
WALTON STOCK FARM,
FALLS MILLS, VA.
Wanted?An Idea SSa
Protect your Jdeaa; they mav bring you wealth.
WrlteJpOHN WEDDEUBtJRN '&. CO., Patent Attor
neys. Washington, D. C, for their $1.800 prize offer I
tail new Uit oX one taousaud layenUoas wanted. _
THE OLD FAVORITE,
Is handled by the reliable Liquor Dealers,
They Solicit the
All mail orders will receive our prompt
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M. BORN & Co.
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300 NEW SAMPLES TO SELECT FROM
AT H.G. PEERY'S
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Q. W- 36S'$&(26-> Proprietors.
Wc are now ready to do any kind of work in
RIPPING AND PLANING LUMBER,
MOULDINGS and BRACKETS
~~~~0F EVERY DESCRIPTION,
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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.
F. B. Greenawalt & Co.,
Dealers in and Manufacturers of
Marble and Granite
Iron Fencing and all kinds of Ceme
taiy work done in the neatest style.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. WYTHEYILLE, VIRGINIA.
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Jno. L. Caldwell, Tazewell, Va.,
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TAZEWELL, - - - VIRGINIA,
ITALIAN AND AMERICAN MARBLE,
Statuary and all Kinds of Ceietery 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 ?t
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you money. For further information apply to
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Or T. M. HAWKINS, Sr.,
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