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The Tazewell RepuWican
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WILLIAM C. PENDLETON,
Editor and lhoprietor.
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Tazewell, Virginia, as second-class matter.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1S97.
THEY SHGTLD BE PUNISHED.
At the recent election in the city of Phil?
adelphia certain elejjRJlT. rSflieers made
fraudulent returns of vr?. ?ifjtes in their di?
visions, and the result lias been that'three
of them have been promptly brought be?
fore a court and sentenced to a heavy pun?
ishment. The sentence is a fine of ?000
each, imprisonment for nine months, dis
franchisement for four years and disquali?
fication from holding office seven years.
This is a severe but just punishment for men
who have perjured themselves and corn
nutted an outrage upon the elective fran?
chise. If such punishment could be in?
flicted upon those election officers in Vir?
ginia w ho are guilty of similar frauds we
would have a healthier state of atlairs in
our Commonwealth, and would not be
held so much in contempt by the outside
world. In some sections of our State
frauds in elections are not only condoned
and defended but a premium is placed
upon them. At Smithers precinct, in
Henrico county, a few years ago a fraud
was committed similar to that in Philadel?
phia,and the punishment meted out to the
election officers was so trivial it was con?
sidered a farce. Afterwards, in 1S96, the
registrar of the same precinct, we believe,
fraudulently prevented a large number of
voters from registering, and the courts
were either unable or unwilling to punish
In the recent election the electoral board
of Cumberland county fraudulently failed
to print the name of the Republican can?
didate for the House of Delegates upon
the tickets printed for that county, and
when called upon to give a reason therefor
excused themselves by saying that they
did not know how it happened. A simi?
lar excuse was made by the election offi?
cers who perpetrated the frauds alluded to
in Philadelphia, but they will be severely
punished. The electoral board of Cum?
berland county will not only not be pun?
ished, but will be rewarded by being re
elected to the positions they have dishon?
ored. It is very plain that the election
laws of Virginia have been framed to fur?
nish opportunities for cheating and to pre?
vent the punishment of the officers who
commit frauds. The result has been that
ballot boxes are being tampered with and
fraude perpetrated in every section of tbe
State. Elections have degenerated into
farces and the whole moral tone of the
body politic has been alarmingly cor?
rupted. Without the honest people ol
Virginia band themselves together and
wipe out the laws which not only suggest
frauds in elections but prevent their pun?
ishment, there is no telling to what a low
estate the politics of the Old Dominion will
"THAT'S ALLTHERE IS IN IT."
A few days ago two editors were con?
versing, one of them a Democrat, the other
a Republican. During their talk they were
expressing their disapproval of the selfish
course pursued by certain political lead?
ers, who have been using their party as a
means for seeming offices for themselves
and their immediate friends. A gentle?
man standing by remarked, "that's all
there is in politics any way," and seemed
to be astonished that two political editois
Ehould seriously and earnestly condemn
the prostitution of political organizations
by party leaders for their own immediate
benefit. It may be that the views ex?
pressed by the gentleman, who was a by?
stander, are held by a great many intelli
gent and worthy citizens. If these views
are correct to what an unfortunate condi?
tion have the political parties of the coun?
try been brought. Being true, can we
wonder at the contempt which a great
many people hold for politics or be sur?
prised when we see so many voters dis?
posed to sell their votes for a money con?
sideration? If the political organizations
have become so corrupted that they are
only used for the purpose of bestowing of?
fices on certain men w ho have captured the
organizations, there ought to be regenera?
tion of the parties. Political parties
should be built upon principles. In a
government like ours they are necessary to
define the policies of those who are to ad?
minister our national afiaiis and shape the
legislation that becomes necessary through
the progress and development of our
country. Tbe perpetuity and usefulness of
our republican government are dependent
npon the purity of politics and honesty of
our statesmen. There always have been
and always will be corrupt men in political
parties, but we do not believe that the
politics cf this country have so degenera?
ted that parties are no longer used for any
purpose except to place partisans in office.
If such conditions do prevail, it is the duty
of every citizen who loves his country and
is devoted to the liberty which is secured
to every man, woman and child by our
splendid form of government, to beco-ue a
politician, not for office but to assist in
! making principles tiie basis of party organ?
ization instead of the spoils of office.
Some of Col. Watts'Democratic friends
have been telling it around that he has an?
nounced his intention of never voting a
Republican ticket again. From what we
dsn-learn they have misunderstood the
Colonel. He supported Mr. St. ("lair for
the Senate but ever since the election has
protested that he was as good Republican
as he ever was. The Democrats may be a
little too previous in claiming Col. Watts
&" their own. They ought to be more par?
ticular in speaking of the position he occu?
Ma. Bryan has been indulging in foot
lull playing. How would it do to have
the ticket in 1900, William J. Bryan for
President and James J. Corbett for Vice
President? It would catch the athletic
voters, especially the football and baseball
rooters. One of the candidates would be
the defeated champion of the silver ring
and the other of the prize ring.
The live Republicans who were elected
t y the Ohio legislature in Hamilton county
on the fusion ticket, at a recent meeting
decided to vote for the Republican caucus
nominees. This will give the Republicans
15majority on joint ballot for United
Fifteen thousand employes of the Mis
souri, Pacific and Iron Mountain Railroad
system, whose salaries were cut from f> to
20 per cent, in 181)3, on account of the
hard times, have had their wages restored
to the basis that prevailed up to lS7o.
OfR Democratic friends are getting
ready, no doubt, to criticise President Me
Kinley's message. If he does make it
lengthy it will only correspond with the
long era of prosperity that will obtain
during his administiation.
Ax exchange says that Fuglish foxes are
so tame that recently two of them had a
tight on a man's lawn. How about the
British lion? He generally does bis
fighting on some other than an Fnplish
ORIGIN GF CHINA'S TROUBLE.
The Broil from Which Sprang the German
Occupation of Kiao-Chan.
Shantung Letter in "forth China Mail." Octo?
The trouble which the Roman Catholics
have been having in the Kuaulisien dis?
trict, for the past six years, has gone on
brewing during the Summer, so that an?
other chapter in its history may be written
with considerable confidence as to
its accuracy. In the Spring, it will
be rememered there was an attack of the I
vida;rers and others upon the Roman
Catholics just as they were about to build
a chapel upon the ground which had been
in litigation so many years. 'Ihe attack?
ing party greatly outnumbered the native I
Christians, and the melee put the latter to |
(light, beside killing several and wounding
others. In that village there lives a man
by the name of Yen Kuang-hsu (his name
is the same as that of the present Em?
peror), whose reputation will not bear
scrutiny. The individual himself this
Spring thought as much, and learning the
thief-catchers were on his track determined
to do something that would at the same
time enrich himself, while it relieved him
of all fear of the bailiff. This tearing down
tiie Roman Catholic premises olfered just
the opportunity desired. Fortune also
favored him, for it seems that he is the
grandson of the man who built the tem?
ple in the first place. In order to make
j sure of a good reception in his purpose
which he now formed of rebuilding the
temple on the old spot from which the
Christians had been expelled, he had a
spike driven through his shoulder, and
accompanied by a number of men inter?
ested in his scheme, he went from village
to village, hogging for funds. And he was
successful. He raised a large sum of money,
with which the villagers has'e again built
up their temple, and in a few days the
jods who are being made for the occasion
will be escorted to their new abode.
Meantime the prefect has not been idle,
lie has ordered the villagers to turn over
the property in diepute to him, and
affirms that it shall not be used as a tem?
ple, but that he will arrange matters with
the Roman Catholics, and will use the
large buildings erected for educational
purposes. But, meanwhile, the villagers
seem to be having their own way. Thus
fur they have defied the magistrates, and
now they tell the prefect that they will not
have anything to do with a restoration of
their temple to the Roman Catholics or to
himself, and that if he comes against them
with soldiers then they will rebel. And
the'prefect, evidently believing that they
will, has in his perplexity sent to the
But with all this confidence the villagers
feel somewhat uncertain as to the outcome
of this fight with the Roman Catholics as
is shown by their willingness to make
proposals for peace. What they propose
is certainly interesting; nothing lei-s than
to pay for the Roman Catholic property
which the have taken; to give them any
piece of property they wish in or out of
the village for a chapel (the temple ground
of course excepted), to meet the priests at
the time when they may come to "estab?
lish peace" and give them a kowtow. Be?
side which they propose a ten days'
theatre, five in honor of the gods recently
j inducted into offi -e on the disputed prem?
At a late date, two Roman Catholic
German miationaries were murdered as a
I result of this difficulty, and the German
fleet last week occupied Kiao-Chan.
Why We Should Give Thanks.
Demosthenessaid to the Athenians: "There
is one source ofencouragement in your cir?
cumstances. All the evils by which you
are oppressed result from your own negli- j
gence and lethargy, and will be removed
I as soon as you shall make up your minds
and summon your resolution." Never be
fore in the world did a nation have so
largely this encouragement as ourselves.
Many of thepeoples are born to calatnatiea
and oppressions. Coming into existence,
tliey find themselves weighed down with
taxation; coTnpelle.l every day to toil
several hours extra in order to pay the
money which some former king spent on
needless wars or on mistresses; compelled
to toil other hours to support an armament
which must be kept because the peasant
just across the frontier is toiling to keep
up an armament equally large. Tl.eir sons
are spending the best years of their lives in
camp, kicked and culled and insulted by
officials, marching -and counter-marching
and drilling. As the peasant or artisan
goes to his home after the weary day he
sees at the cross roads the sign which tells
him where he must report at a moment's
notice for service in the field in case of
war, leaving the land to be tilled by his
wife and his daughters?all Ibis not be?
cause of any choice of his, not because of
any mistake that he has made, not because
of any negligence with which he is charge?
able, but simply and solely becauseof what
happened generations ago. He is in the
power of forces which he cannot control.
This is the old world by no means at ite
worst. If we go further cast the situ:.:ion
is infinitely more trying and the outlook
more hopeless. The millions of people are
in virtual slavery; they are utterly un?
prepared for liberty, while yet they can
never be prepared except by a liberty of
which they dare not dream. These peo?
ple, alas! are utteily destitute of the con?
solation which Demosthenes pointed out
to his fellow-citizens. It is not easy to see
what the Russian moujik can do to relieve
his country of the evils which burden it,
but ' it is literally and absolutely
true that every calamity under which the
American people suffer (excepting the rare
instances of tornadoes, cyclones and
earthquakes) is due to our blameworthy
selfishness or cowardice, and its contin?
uance or repetetion might be prevented
by the exercise of forethought and patriot?
A country in which the press is free, the
pulpit is free, the platform is free, the bal?
lot is free, can blame no one for the ills
which itself can remedy, and it has this
encouragement that it need but make up
its mind, and keep it made up to see the
evils disappear. Rut it must he considered
that all this, which is our encouragement
and our opportunity, may be our reproach
and our calamity. All this gives serous
ness to life in a republic. The people who
are the victims of cause which they can
remedy have at least whatever happiness
may come from a sense of irresponsibility;
but he who lives in a free State has some?
thing eise to do than to laugh and sing if
be would escape the reproach of bis own
conscience and the reproach of posterity.
I.et us be thankful that along with our
broad land, with its infinite diversity of
climate, its boundlessness of production,
with our immortal ancestry, the best ever
granted to man, there has been given
opportunity, opportunity, opportunity;
that we may make our present and our
future just what we will; that all the ex?
perience of the past is ours to use in build?
ing up the most prosperous country on
which the sun ever shone.
TURNS AND TWISTS.
.Min is of great men may run in the
same channel, but somehow the channel
seems never to become overcrowded.
In this country of divorces the national
bird is the eagle, that chooses its mate for
life and never repents its choice.
A Kansas lawyer charged a fee of $25
for collecting a ?1!) bill, hut he generously
threw o fl?G and called the account square.
Auburn, Me., is congratulating herself
upon a death rate of only 11-2 per cent.,
i he smallest in New England, if not in the
A Massachusetts man who is 72 years
old has been sentenced to the penitentiary
or three years for stealing three hens?a
year for each hen.
Savannah wem 211 say that if an o*
dinance is passed compelling them to take
I off their hats in church they will demand
the enactment of one requiring men to re?
A woman who brought suit in the Fed?
eral Court of Indianapolis, Ind., for
100,000 damage for alleged infringements
of patent and trade marks for cosmetics
has compromised for S?U cash.
It is a singular fact, but one proved by
statistics, that crime is more common in
single life than in married. In the former
thirty-three in every 100,U0U are guilty,
while only eleven of tbe married have
:ravely broken the laws out of the same
The largest known flowc-i in the world is
the "Raflli" of Summatra. the diameter of
which is i.ine feet. Its size alone would
prevent it from being used as a horse show
boutonniere, hut it has the additional
protection-of an oder compared with which
asafoetida is ambrosia.
Athletic Greece achieved her greatest
culture on two meals a day, consisting of
maize and vegetables steeped in oil. The
decline of a nation commences when gor?
mandizing begins. Rome's collapse was
we-11 under way when slaves were tin own
int) the eel pits to increase the gamy flavor
of the eels when they came upon the table.
One Cause for Thanksgiving.
St. I.oais "Globc-Demorrr.t" (Rep.]
A vast number of voters have been
I shown that the depression in prices, the
lack of employment, the timidity of busi?
ness men, the paralysis of new enterprises
and the alarming deficit in the revenues of
the Government were not due to the de?
preciation of silver. It has been discov?
ered that wheat can go up rapidly in price
while silver moves just in the opposite di
| rection. Many voters honestly entertained
the belief that this could never happen.
Mr. Hatch, the Hawaiian Minister, at
Washington, said recently that the Ameri?
can with a small capital could make no
more profitable investment than in a Ha?
waiian coffee plantation.
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Flower Tots all sizes.
Baseball Goods and Fishing Tackle.
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200 dozen Fruit Jars, one-half gallons and quarts.
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BOYS AN D G1RLS.
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
" " (in classes of two) each 20.00
Twenty per ct. discount on board if paid
monthly in advance.
You must bring with you one pair of
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 the
college chapel with Mrs. J. >*. Harman.
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J. B. CAUD1LL,
E. H. Witten. J H. Hibbitts.
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