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The Tazewell Republican
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WILLIAM C. PENDLETON,
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THURSDAY, JULY 15,1897.
A SLUMBERING VOLCANO.
The campaign in Virginia this year may
turn out to be a slumbering volcano. To
all appearances the Bryanites have every?
thing in a swing; but the conditions may
greatly change before the election comes
off in November. The Silver men com?
pletely dominate what is called the Demo?
cratic organization in the State. They are
so well satisfied with their power that they
are willing to rely on that, assisted by the
election machinery. Their former allies,
the Populists, are, seemingly, going to be
ignored, whilst the Gold Democrats are
being treated with the utmost scorn and
For many years the machine which now
controls the State was greatly aided by
popular hostility to Mahone. Since his
death it nas retained ite lease of power by
an unfair election law, enacted for the
special purpose of keeping the will of the
people in subjection to the wishes of the
machine. In the past the Populist party,
though small in numbers, has made a res?
olute fight for honest elections. Such
leaders as Cocke, Beverly, Page, Haskins
and Goode proclaimed themselves cham?
pions of an honest election law. Some of
these have, no doubt, been hoodooed by
the spell of Bryanism, and in their eager
search for free silver have lost all interest
in the fight for a free ballot. But we take
it for granted that the rauk and tile of the
Populist organization in the Common?
wealth is still sincerely hostile to the fraud?
ulent methods which are used to control
the elections in Virginia.
As to the attitude of the sound money
Democrats on the fair elections question
there can be no doubt. Their chief or?
gan, the Richmond Times, has made a
very resolute fight on that line. Its ex?
posure of the vile frauds at Smithers' pre?
cinct, in Henrico County, and at other
places, did much to arouse public senti?
ment in favor of honest elections and to
bring the Democratic machine into disre?
The Republican party, to a man, is
united in favor of a new election law.
Whether it be true or not, Republicans
believe that Democratic victories in Vir?
ginia arc won by fraud, and Democratic
majorities are largely dependent on the
manipulation of the ballots by election of?
ficers. Nothing is more largely wished for
^ by the Republicans than to measure
strength with the Democrats under the
operations of a simple, honest election
The democratic organization is conscious
of the fact that there is an immense senti?
ment in the State in support of new and
pure election methods, a sentiment which
if concentrated and unified, would hurl the
machine from power. For this reason the
effort will be made to make Bryanism or
free silver the chief or only issue in the
coming election. If we are not mistaken
they will not be permitted to make the
race on such a false issue. Honest elec?
tions will be forced to the front, and the
volcano, upon which the Democratic ma?
chine is now standing, may burst forth
and secure the relief so much needed.
FARMING THAT PAYS.
In former articles at different times we
have undertaken to point out the serious
mistake farmer? in Tazewell County were
making in not raising more wheat. We
have several times called attention to the
fact that in the year 1890, according to es?
timates made by competent men, such as
Capt. C. A. Pudge, one hundred thousand
dollars or more bad been sent from the
county for wheat and flour that ought to
have been produced at home. In our ar?
ticles wc argued that the scarcity of money
in our country was largely due to the fact
that the said one hundred thousand dol?
lars had been sent out never to find its
way back, except in insignificant propor?
tions to the original amount. No one has
undertaken to dispute the correctness of
our views, aud we have been told by many
gentlemen, farmers aud other business
men, that they could not be controverted.
This year the acreage of wheat is much
larger than it was in 189G, and the yield
per acre neai Iy twice as much. The re?
sult will be that less money will have to be
paid out for bread thisyear,and to that ex?
tent there will be an improvement in the
financial condition of the county.
It is our purpose to continually call the
attention of the farmers of Tazewell to the
importance of producing not only sufficient
grain to feed our own population, but
a surplus to send to the coal fields and
other places. The abundant harvests of
this year are a great source of comfort to
those farmers who have a share hi them.
You can see this in the bright faces they
have when telling you of their excellent
If every farmer in the county will com?
tuence right now to form plans for enlarg?
ing the acreage of wheat to be sowed this
season, next year Tazewell will raise its
own bread, and will be placed in a much
more prosperous condition.
Let every fanner in the county deter?
mine to sow wheat this Fall, and sow more
than he has for years.
TELL US HOW TO MAKE MONEY.
Recently the writer met a gentleman on
the road and he said"l wish you would tell
us farmers how to make some money.'
He is one of the most successful and sub?
stantial farmers in the county. With
hundreds of acres of the finest grazing and
grain lands, with large numbers of cattle,
large Hocks of sheep, extensive grain fields
and one of the largest crops of wheat in
the county, just harvested, it sounds un?
reasonable for the gentleu.au in question
to make such a speech. Surrounded r.s
he is with all the material things that con?
stitute substantial wealth,which can be ex?
changed readiiy, at the most remunera?
tive ptices, for that thing which is suppos?
ed to be wealth, money, why should he or
others like him complain? The gentle?
man has sold his lambs for about 5 cents
per pound, he expects to sell his wheat for
$1.00 per bushel, his cattle are as good as
gold and prosperity is piled upon our
worthy friend. Providence has been
good to him. He has worked faithfully
himself and has been substantially assist?
ed, no doubt, by his industrious and in?
telligent family,but he has been infected
with the contagion of complaining about
the hard times and the lack of prosperity.
There are many others throughout the
country who are similarly situated and
who are just as unreasonable in t heir com?
plaints. The farmers of Tazewell ha\e
much to be thankful for. Their flocks and
herds are huge, and the prices they are
getting are good. Their grain fields are
promising, and the hay crop looks like it
will be abundant and of fine quality.
With so much material wealth in their
possession, which can be marketed at re?
munerative prices, they ought not to com?
SILVER A DEAD ISSUE.
Mrs. Lease Has Taken Up the Cause of
Carthage, Mo., Jvvt 9.?Mrs. Mary
Ellen Lease, who is here as a lecturer at
the Chautauqua assembly, said in an inter?
"The silver question iH an issue of the
past, and will never again serve as the
leading issue for the reform eleaienls of
politics. If Mr. Bryan is going to make
'.he silver question the ''ominant issue in
the next campaign, here is one woman
against him. Socialism is the hope of the
country, and in the next campaign the
fight will be mad<> for industrial emancipa?
tion of the people.
One by one the ardent supporters of
Bryanism and free silver are cutting them?
selves loose. Coxey, Debs, Boies and
Lease, four of the brightest stars in the
galaxy of Biyanism, have shut of their
scintilating rays; and Tom Watson has
about side tracked all Southern and Wes?
tern Populist editors and will have them
squarely in the middle of the road In 1000.
Bryan may continue to tell the people
how poor they are, receiving for his
arduous labors $1,000 a week, but his
chances for the Presidency are dead.
A STATE RtPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
There should be no further delay on the
part of the State Executive Committee in
calling a convention for the purpose of de?
termining what course shall be pursued in
the coming State election. It may be the
will of the masses of the party to plate a
full ticket in the field and make an earnest
fight for control of Virginia. Even if it
should be deemed best to make no party
contest, but to let an independent ticket,
pledged to honest elections, contend with
the Democratic-Populist combination, that
plan should be endorsed by a
convention representing the rank and tile
of the party. The State convention should
be called without more delay.
Last week we mentioned the name of J.
N. Harman, Esq., in connection with the
race for State Senator from this district.
There are other gentlemen who are also
being spoken of as candidates. We have
beard the name of Hon. W. G. Mustard
urged, also that of Henry Bowen, Jr., and
that of Oscar Barns, Esq. It is the firm
purpose of the Republicans to select a man
and elect him by a sound majority. Our
Democratic friends need not think they
will be allowed to secure a Senator from
this district again. Whether our candi?
date be Bowen, Mustard, Barns or Har?
man or any other Republican, we will elect
The new tariff bill which was passed by
the Senate last week by a vote of 38 to 23 is
now being considered by the conference
committees of the House of Representa?
tives and the* Senate. It is thought the
conferees will conclude their work and get
the bill reported back to the two bouses
before the end of the present week. It is
stated that all differences and disputes are
beingsettled with much less difficulty than
Major Mann Page has written a letter
to Hon. W. H. Hale, of Franklin County,
declining to become a candidate for lieu?
tenant governor on the Democratic ticket.
Maj. Page has found out the Democrats
have no idea of putting a Populist on their
State ticket. They want to use them as
"chestnut pullers." Very wise in Maj.
Page to decline to be a candidate, since be
finds that "No Populist is Wanted."
Tiikre were about 2,000 prostrations
from heat in Chicago during the first days
of the present month and abont 87 fatali?
ties. In Cincinnati there were G5 deaths
from the heat and 42 in St. Louis. The
heat seems to have been most intense and
fatal in the Central Western States.
The deatli of Senator Isham G. Harris
has removed from the upper house of
Congress one of the most noted and no?
table representatives in that body.
BUSINESS IS WAITING.
The country Ready for Prosperity
as Soon as the Tariff Becomes
Brooklyn "Kugle" Dem.)
The business of the country is wailing
for the ending of Congressional tariff action
rather than for any special form of such
action. The capacity of the American
people to stand any conditions, if they may
only know them and if they can be insur?
ed against sudden change in them, has
been proved to the discomfort of theorists
and of pessimistic prophets more than
once. Public intelligence draws the line
between those professionally committed to
attacks on tariff measures and those pro?
fessionally committed to eulogies of them.
The actual result on enterprise and the
actual effect on confidence can be seen in
markets and iu investments, not in the
columns of party organs.
The "Eagle" sincerely hopes that the
country may prosper under the fourth
coming tariff measure. The process of
enforced liquidation through which the
business of the land has been going for
years has proceeded so far that the dura?
tion or the degree of it cannot be much
increased without signal disaster or danger?
ous revulsion. The passage of the tariff
measure should clear the w ay for a delib?
erate and judicious consideration of the
cuirency question. Should the pending
measure result in a fair amount of prosper
[ ity a condition of hopefulness would be
presented which should make the rational
and conservative treatment of the curren?
cy question possible. On the other hand,
the maintenance of the Administration in
charge of a sound money party is an in?
surance of the continuous credit of the
country and of its adherence to honest
standards. That creates another condi?
tion favorble to a wise settlement of the
We have no abstractions to avenge and
no theories to vindicate at the expense of
the prosperity of the people of the United
States. We earnestly trust that part ies as
instrumentalities of government may be
found compatible with that prosperity and
that the Republican party, as the elected
instrument for government, may be able,
in conjunction with Democratic patriotism
and honesty, to bring that praeperity
about. Should a tariff measure which no?
body defends surprise the people with
such satisfactory results in business that
neither party would care to disturb them,
then the currency question might be set?
tled by the union of honest money Re?
publicans and honest money Democrats
upon a programme which would compel
the financial errorists in both organizations
to go off and flock by themselves. A situa?
tion of general prosperity and a period ol
sound economic instruction would make
their number few.
Hard to Satisfy.
The esteemed Portsmouth Times is hard
to please. The Senate amended the Din
gley Bill, taking raw hides from the free
list and placing them on the dutiable list.
The Times protested fiercely against this,
alleging that is was for the benefit of some
imaginary cattle-trust at the expense ol
shoe-inaufaclurers and of all who wear
shoes. As soon as the Senate was apprised
of the Times' objections.it hastened to put
raw hides again on the free-list; and now,
still not content, the Times cries that the
Senate refuses "all help to the farmer"
(having discovered, by reading The Pilot,
perhaps, that farmers are all interested in
cattle and their hides), and says: "As it
is, the cattle-raiser gets no protection on
his hides, but the leather-manufacturer,
who makes them into leather, has a heavy
tariff-tax put on that article for his benefit,
and the cattle-raiser has to contribute bis
proportion of it."
Some folks are very difficult to satisfy.
We are very glad, however, to see that
our esteemed Portsmouth contemporary
finds one consolation in the tariff. The
tariff, it thinks, is insufficient for revenue,
and will force the coinage of the silver bul?
lion in the Treasury to supply the deficit.
It says: "It will be the means of coining
more silver and thus increasing the amount
of circulating medium in the country."
Lc-t us hope so. Nothing is hardly all
I The appointment of Proffessor Hardy,
I of Dartmouth, as Minister to Persia, is
I spoken of most highly all over the country
by both Democrats and Republican news?
Former Ambassador Thomas F. Bayard
on Tuesday drove one of his new foreign
teams of horses for the first time, in Wil?
mington, Del., and attracted considerable
The late Governor Horatio Seymour, of
New York, was once compelled to listen
to a conversation between two clergymen
I in which they said that he was the worst
drunkard inTjtica, and that although he
owned over half the rum shops in the city
he worked only in the morning, as he was
always too drunk to do anything in the
Representative Bailey, ofTexas, recently
said that he had no ambition higher ithan
the Senate, and desired no career more
than that of a Senator.
Ex-Secretary Evarts, of New Ybrir, re?
marked as soon as he woke up last Sunday
morning: "Let's see, this is Fourth of
July, isn's it? Well, go upstairs and hang
out the flag. That's the way we always
celebrate the day in this house."
Little John Jeffries, a six-year-old great
grandson of the famous Dr. Channing, has
saved ?1 from his pocket money of five
cents a week, and sent it with this note to
Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, "For the poor
Armenians. I do not like the Turks a
bit. I think they are horrid."
Patriotism in the Pulpit.
Above all things we need a revival of pare
patriotism, thespirit of the fathers of 177G,
In no country in the world should true
patriotism be more exemplified than in
this.?Rev. W. H. Canvardine, in Chicago.
Join no church, identify yourself to no
denomination which does not believe in
our tri-colored banner. I am glad my lot
has been cast with a denomination from
first to last t hat has been loyal to country.
?Kev. Dr. Northrup, in KanBas City.
The old (lag proclaims a gospel of civic
righteousness. If our national history
teaches anything it is goodness and great?
ness are related forces. In pi oportion as
we are clean, we are strong.?Rev. Ward
Readier Pickard, in Cleveland.
The peril of our country to-day is greed.
Creed of money; greed for pleasure. How?
ever we may explain it, there is somethiner
in us all awakened by our efforts to gain
money that makes us hard and unsympa
thizing.?Rev. Dr. I>awrence, in Chicago.
Here are our lessons for our boyB and
girls, for our young men and maidens.
They need not study them in catechism.
They need not repeat them in words. They
are object lessons, to be learned aa they
play ball in sight of Sara Adams' State
House, or beneath the shadow of the mon?
ument of Bunker's Hill.?Dr. Edward
Everett Hale, in Boston.
Does it never occur to us as we sit com?
fortably in our homes, or walk the city
streets upon our business, or ride through
tiie fertile hills and valleys of this beautiful
and peaceful land, how little we have done
to make the country what it is? How
others who have lived before have labored
to give us the land and the homes which
we enjoy ??Rev. W. L. Worcester, in
Dr. L. H. Hammond, of St. Louis, Mo.,
has found his son, kidnaped by Gypsies 18
years ago, at Mesa City, Arizona. The
boy was stolen at the instigation of a re?
jected lover of the boy's mother.
Santos Lugo, a Mexican desperado, who
is under arrest at Hanaford, Cal., has
stolen 1001) horses within the last ten years.
Miss Ellen Miller, the only daughter of
Rear Admiral Miller, U. S. N.,died in Lon?
don on the 3d inst. from typhoid fever.
The news of her death reached the admi?
ral just as the United States cruiser Brook?
lyn, his flagship, was on the point of sail?
ing lor home.
Ex-Senator Eustis. of Louisiana, and late
Ambassador to France, has located in New
York, for the practice of law.
The paid admissions to the Nashville Ex?
position during the months of May and
June amounted to 507,793.
United States Marshal Thompson, of
West Virginia, has been compelled* by a
mandamus issued by U. S. Judge Jackson
to re-appoint the Democratic deputy mar?
shals. So strong is the love of Democrats
for ollice they are perfectly willing to hold
under a Republican chief.
The corner stone of a monument in
memory of Brigham Young was laid at
Salt Lake, Utah, on the 2d inst. The
monument should be a heroic size figure
of the prophet with his numerous family
grouped around him in life size. What a
monument that would be.
Is caused by torpid liver, which prevents diges?
tion and permits food to ferment and putrify in
the stomach. Then follow dizziness, headache,
insomina, nervousness, and,
if not relieved, bilious fever
or blood poisoning. Hood's
Pills stimulate the stomach,
rouse the liver, cure headache, dizziness, con?
stipation, etc. i"> eei,ts. Sold by all druggists.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
We have decided to discontinue our
Hardware business at once ami in order
to do so, will sell anything in our house at
cost, but it takes CASH to buy it, and if
we have anything you want, bring the cash
and you can get it at cost. All parties
indebted to us are respectfully requested
to come forward at once and settle, for all
accounts unpaid within thirty days will be
placed in the hands of Mr. A. Sidney
Higginbotham for collection. We wish to
I thank our friends and customers for their
liberal patronage in the past, and want
them to take advantage of this cash sale.
Yours very respectfully,
Tazewell Hardware Company.
j. w. WALL,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER
Sip and Carriage mSm a Specialty,
Perfect fit guaranteed in every instance.
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(Near Courthouse Square)
TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA.
SURFACE & WHITE, ? ? Proprietors.
Livery Stable attached. Good Sample
Booms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed?
Because the Soda Water you drink at some fountains
makes you sick that all soda water is just alike, but a
glass from our fountain never makes anyone sick.
Because wre exercise the greatest care in preparing
our syrups from fresh, ripe fruit and granulated sugar,
and keep them in porcelain containers well iced. It is
the sour, corroded, impure syrup that makes you sick.
Ours never sours nor corrodes. Nothing butmitchell's
Transparent Ice used in our Soda Water.
It is a novelty and is pronounced unequalled as a
TAZEWELL DRUG CO.,
GEO. H. LANDON, M'GR.
^_China and Glassware:
Have You Examined Onr 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 Pots all sizes.
Baseball Goods and Fishing Tackle.
We have a complete stock of Baseball Goods and
The best Cigars, Chewing and Smoking Tobacco.
200 dozen Fruit Jar3> one-half gallons and quarts.
Lower prices than ever.
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Pobat Building? Tisewell, Va.
Seventh Annual Session
Opens September 7,1897
MAY 18, 1898.
The Session just closed
was most satisfactory to
PUPILS, PATRONS AND IN?
The enrollment this session exceeds that
of any previous year?reaching 161, thus
giving logical endorsement to the natural
principle of co-education.
The college will be continued under the
PER SESSION, $90.
Tuition, Literary Department ? 30.00
" Music '? - 30.00
u " (in classes of two) each 20.0(1
Twenty per ct. discount on board if paid
monthly in advance.
You must bring with you one pair ol
sheets, blankets, towels and pillow cases.
Boys' boarding department in the col?
lege building, under the direct supervision
of the president.
Girls' boarding department near th?
college chapel with Mrs. J. N. Harman.
For further information apply to
A. A. FERGUSON, Principal,
C. T. PATTON,
CENERAL - REPAIRER
(Yost's Old Stand)
Iam prepared to execute, at short
notice and on reasonable terms, al]
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.
I. W. MOORE & CO,
Tin and Sheetiron
t?TGUTTERING a specialty. All kinds
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TAZEWELL, ? - VIRGINIA
MRS, JENNIE LEWIS,
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terms very reasonable.
ROBERT D. HUFFORD, I.D.,
pi^rSiCiai^, & Surgeon
Will respond to all calls, day or night?
by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
E. H. Witten. j. H. Hibbitts.
WITTEN & HIBBITTS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
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Library 20.000 volumes. Working Laboratory.
Good morals and discipline. Six churches?no
BAR-ROOMS. Healthful mountain climate.
Vekt moderate expenses: may be reduced be?
low $150 for nine months (fees, board, &c.) 45th
year begins Sept. 15th. Catalogue free. Address
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Clinch Valley Roller Mills.
CEDAR BLUFF, VA.,
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Manufactures High grade Koller Flour and all kinds of Mill Feed. Our "IN VINCI?
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Custom grinding carefully and promptly done. A customer who tries our Floor
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We take pleasure in announcing to the public that oui
facilities for doing neat and clean-cut work and at short notict
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
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