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SPAIN SUES FOR PEACE.
She Sees It is a Hopeless
TERMS YET A MATTER OF CONJECTURE.
President McKinley and His Cabinet
Have a Consultation.
Washington, July 26.?The Spanish
government has sued for peace, not indi?
rectly through the great powers of Eu?
rope, but by a direct appeal , to President
McKinley. The proposition was formally
submitted to the President at three o'clock
this afternoon by the French Ambassador,
M. Jules Cainbon, who had received in
^tructions from the foreign office at Paris
Mo deliver to the United States govern?
ment the tender of peace formulated by
the Spanish ministry.
At the conclusion of the conference be?
tween the President and the French am?
bassador, the following official statement
was issued from the White House :
"The French Ambassador, on behalf of
the government of Spain and by direc?
tion of the Spanish Minister of Foreign
AUairs, presented this afternoon at the
White House a message from the Spanish
government looking to the termination of
the war and the settlement of terms of
This was the only official statement
made public, but it sufficed to put at rest
all conjecture and to make clear and def?
inite that at least Spain has taken the ini?
tiative toward peace.
THIS THE KJRST STKI'.
Although peace rumors have been cur?
rent almost daily, heretofore, since the
war began,not one of them had the shadow
of foundation, and until the French am?
bassador received instructions from Pane
iW'- last night, no overtures of any kind
hau been received.
Shortly before midnight last night a
dispatch to the French embassy made it
known to the embassy that the ambassa?
dor would be charged with the important
mission of opening peace negotiations in
behalf of Spain. The complete ^-instruc?
tions, including an official letter from
Duke Almadovar de Rio, Spanish Minister
of Foreign Ailairs, were received this
Thereupon M. Thiebeaut, lirst secre?
tary of the embassy, called at the Slate
Department and asked that an hour be
appointed for a call by Ambassador Cam?
bon on the President. The purpose of the
tall was not stated. It was arranged at
the White House that the call should be
made at 3 o'clock.
M. Cambon lirst came to the State De?
partment, where he was joined by Secre?
tary Day, and the two then proceeded to.
gether to the White House. The call
lasted about half an hoi'", and after the
first formalities had been exe cuted by M.
Cambon, the talk became general and
quite formal, the President, the emb?;
_^fc?iulor and the Secretary of State discuss?
ing the outlook for u conclusion of hos?
VERY GENERAL IN TEEMS.
The proposition submitted by the am?
bassador. HCliog for the Spanish govern?
ment, was quite general in terms, and
waa confined to the one essential point of
an earnest plea that negotiations be op?
ened for the purpose of terminating the
war ami arriving at terms of peace. The
communication of the Spanish govern
. ment did not suggest any specific terms of
peace, nor was any reference made to
Cuba, the Phillippiues, Porto Kico, or of
other Spanish possessions. The evident
purpose of the Madrid authorities was to
lirst learn whether the United States
would treat on the subject of peace, and
after tbat to take up such terms as the
two parties might suggest.
Neither was there a suggestion from
the Spanish government that an armis?
tice be established pending the peace ne?
gotiations. 7t seemed natural however,
from the proposition that formal peace
negotiations be entered upon, that pend?
ing their conclusion a cessation of hostili
ties would occur.
Owing to the importance of the com
^ munication, the ambassador adopted the
^Ti-ual diplomatic procedure of reading the
communication from the original, in
French, the translation being submitted
by M. Tbiebeaut. In the conversation
which followed the reading of the pro?
position, neither the President nor the
ambassador entered upon the question of
the terms of peace. The instructions of
t he ambassador had confined him to the
one essential point of opening peace nego?
tiations, and it was evident that the Pres?
ident desired to consider the proposition
at this moment before giviog any definite
WILL CONSULT THE CABINET.
It was finally determined that the Pres?
ident would consult members of his cabi?
net concerning the proposition, and after
a decision had been arrived at, M. Cam?
bon would then be invited to the White
House for a further conference and for a
final answer from the United States gov?
Before the call closed, a brief official
memorandum was agreed upon, in order
to set at rest misleading conjectures and
to give the public information on a sub?
ject which had advanced beyond the
point where diplomatic reserve was essen?
When the President will submit the
Spanish proposition to the cabinet has not
yet been announced.
The call of the ambafsador was two
hours after the cabinet meeting of today
had closed, and there will not be another
regular cabinet meeting until Friday. It
^generally understood, however, that a
- Bpecial cabinet meeting will be held, in or?
der to make j ,ompt reply to the the prop?
Secretary Long arrived at the White
House snortly afte'? the French ambassa
dor had departed and had a talk with tlu
President, during which the Spanish pre
posal was pone over briefly.' Mr. Ix>m
said afterward that it was an initial move
but in reply to inquiries ah to whether ii
was likely to bring a speedy cessation ol
hostilities he expressed *ome doubt, Baying
that no decision on the points involved
has been reached thus far.
CONJECTURE .AS TO TERMS.
Naturally the plea of Spain to open ne?
gotiations opens up a wide field of con?
jecture on what the terms: of peace will be.
Thus far is no official warrant for saving
what terms Spam will propose or what
terms the United States will oiler or ac?
cept. So far as this country is concerned,
it is the general impression that the com?
plete Spanish evacuation of Cuba and
Porto Uico will be insisted upon as a sine
tpia non. There is not the K?me certainty
as to the Phillippines, Ladronea and Car?
olines, although the belief is growing that
the terms of the United States will include
coaling stations in these groups.
Un the part of Sp'iin, it is believed that
Spain has not reached realization of her
mi-fortune that she will readily consent
to the terms for the evacuation of Cuba
and probably Porto Rico. The Spanish
desire is apparently very strong for the
retention of the Phillippines, although
there is little doubt that coaling stations
there and at other puiuts would be con?
ceded. The matter of war indemnity is
for future consideration,although there does
not appear to be a disposition among the
officials here to pile up a heavy war in?
demnity against Spain in her present help?
SHATTER TO HIS ARMY.
He Congratulates Them on Their Heroic
Work in Reducing Santiago.
Santiago, Cuba, Sunday.?Following is
Major-General Shatter's order just publish?
"United Stat?s Troops in Cuba.
"Santiago de Cuba, July 19.
"General Grdera No. 20:
"The successful accomplishment of the
campaign against Santiago, resulting in its
downfall and the surrender of the Spanieh
forces and the capture of large amounts
of military stores, together with the de?
struction of the entire Spanish lleet in the
harbor, which, upon the investment of the
city, was forced to leave, is one of which
tb's army can well be proud. This has
been accomplished through the heroic;
deeds of the army, and to its officers and
men the Major-General commanding offers
his sincere thanks for the endurance of
hardships heretofore unknown in the
American army. The work you have ac?
complished may well appeal to the pride
of your countrymen.and has been rivalled
upon but few occasions in the world's his?
"Landing upon an unknown coast, you
faced dangers in disembarking and over?
came obstacles that, even in looking back
seem insurmountable. Seizing, with the
assistance of the navy, the towns of Bai
quiri and Siboney, you have pushed bold?
ly forth, gallantly driving back the ene?
my's outposts in the engagement of J-a
Guasimas and compelled the concentra?
tion of the enemy near Sevilla, within
sight of the Spanish stronghold at Santiago
de Cuba. The outlook from Sevella was
one that might well have appalled the
stoutest heart. Behind you ran a narrow
road,'made well nigh impassable by rains,
while to the front you looked out upon
high foothills covered with a dense tropi?
cal growth, which could onlv be traversed
by bridle paths terminating within range
of the enemy's guns.
"Nothing deterred, you responded eag?
erly to the cider to close upon the foe and
attacking at Caney and San Juan, drove
him from work to woik until he took
refuge within bis last and strongest in
trenchments immediately surroundiug the
"Despite the fierce glare of a Southern
sun and rains that fell in torrents,you val?
iantly withstood his attempts to drive you
from the position your valor had won. Hold?
ing in your vice-like grip the army oppose')
to you, after seventeen days of battle and
seige you were rewarded by the surrender
of nearly 24,000 prisoners, 12,001) being
those in your immediate front, the others
scattered in the various towns of Eastern
Cuba, freeing completely the eastern part
of the island from Spanish troops.
"This was not done without great sac?
rifices. The death of 2:50 gallant soldiers
and the wounding of 1.2S4 others shows
but two plainly the fierce contest in which
you were engaged. The few reported
missing are undoubtedly among the dead,
as no prisoners were lost.
"For those whose have fallen in battle
with you the Commanding General sor?
rows, and, with you, will ever cherish
their memory. Their devotion to duly
sets a high example of courage and pa?
triotism to our fellow countrymen. All
who have participated in the campaign,
battle and siege of Santiago de Cuba will
recall with pride the grand deeds accom?
plished, and will hold one another dear
for having shared great sufferings, hard?
ships and triumphs together. All may
well feel proud to inecribe on their ban?
ners the name of Santiago de Cuba.
"By command of
MAJOR GENKKAL SHAFTER,
"E. J. M'ClJtRNARP, Assistant Adju?
THE TROOPS LANDING.
Getting Ashore Near Ponce, on the
South of Porto Rico.
St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, July
25.?The United States troops are landing
today on the island of Porto Rico, near
Ponce, on the south coast.
Madrid, July 25.?11 p. m.? A private
dispatch from San Juan de Porto Rico
Bays a strong American squadron has ap?
peared before Bahia Hondo (?), but that
the American attempt to disembark was
repulsed with considerable loss.
Come one come?all of the latest drinks
of the season will be found at the Tazewell
Drug Company's fountain.
S?W THE BUTCHERY.
But Escaped From Turkey With His
INTERESTING VISITOR TO THE UNI?
VERSITY OF TENNESSEE.
Saw Seven Hundre? Armenians Slaught?
ered.? Notes From the Big Hill.
The University had a very interesting
visitor yesterday in the personage of
lluuliaunes Mugburdick Chenigiozian,
which in .English means John the Haptist,
a young Armenian who escaped only n
few months ago from Turkey after wit?
nessing the most horrible massacre.
He is about twenty-six years of age and
is at present studying in a college in up?
per East Tennessee. At the time of the
massacre he was studying photography in
a univeisity in Constantinople, and was
only saved because he had on a Turkish
costume. He saw seven hundred of his
people butchered and walked through
blood two inches deep. He got out of
Turkey as soon as possible, but with great
ditlicultv and many narrow escapus. He
came through France and thence went to
England, and to-day his shoes may be
seen in the British museum all clotted
with human blood. He stayed in Eng?
land only a short time, coming at once
He is a most interesting person, speaks
four languages, English, Turkish, Armen?
ian and Greek and when spoken to about
the Cuban ailair he said he had great
sympathy for them. He was shown all
through the University and took great in?
terest in everything he saw. ?Knoxvilie
Prof John Baptist, the gentleman re?
ferred to in the above will lecture in the
Methodist church ,'tomorrow (Friday)
night at S o'clock. From numerous news?
paper notices we have read the lecture is
a very thrilliug one, and at this time,
when our people are so deeply moved by
the sufferings of the Cubans, it will be well
for them to hear of what civilized Europe
is permitting to go on in Armenia. The
lecture, no doubt, will be well attended.
Two Garrisons Yet to Give Up Their
Santiago de Cuba, July 25.? Everything
here is peaceful. The 7,000 Spanish sol?
diers at Guautanamo Jay down their arms
today. The 3,350 from Palma Soriano,
San Luis and l<ongo surrendered yesterday
to Lieutenant Miley, and to day pack
trains with provisions were sent them.
The only others included in the capitula?
tion are 2,000 troops at Baracoa and 1,000
at Sagua. They have not yet been turned
oyer, but they are now here in General
t-iarcia's vicinity. He is at Jiguany today,
and reached there without encountering
General Shatter authorizes an absolute
contradiction of the report that Garcia en?
countered a force of Spaniards who were
returning to Santiago to surrender, and
was defeated by them.
Colonel Ezra P. Ewers, of the Ninth In?
fantry, acting for General Shafter, will re?
ceive the formal sun ender of Guantanamo.
Yesterday General Shatter released forty
Cubans who had been conlined in the
local jail on political charges. Indeed,
some of them were contined without charge
of any character, others on the most tnval
pretexts and yet others solely because ef
sympathy with the insurgent cause. The
jail is still filled with many whose crimes
and sentences are not on record and are
absolutely unknown, so far as has yet
been ascertained. A general investigation
has been ordered.
SHAFTER WAS COMMANDER.
Miles Did Not Supersed Him in the
Santiago de Cuba, July 25,?Newspap?
ers which arrived here contain at tides
w.itten apparently under misapprehen?
sion of the facts regarding the conduct of
the campaign and the dictation of the
terms of surrender. General Miles was
here simply as a visitor and advisor. In
his official capacity, he had nothing to do
with the teims of the capitulation, the en?
tire credit for which belongs to General
Shafter who on July 10 received the fol?
lowing, with Washington date:
General Shafter, Siboney :
The Secretary of War directs me to in?
form you that General Miles left here at
10:40 last night for Santiago, but with in?
structions which do not in any manner
supersede you as the commander of the
United States troops in the field near
Santiago, so long as you are able for duty.
GOBBIN, Adjutant General.
JAPAN'S STRONG SQUADRON.
To Co-Operate With Amerioa In Case
t, Ixjndon, July 25.?A special dispatch
from Shanghai says four Russian men-of
war have left Port Arthur, and it is sup?
posed their distillation is the Phillippine
Another special dispatch from Shan?
ghai says the Japanese warships, Wosh
ino, Chinyen, Itsukushima and Sai Yen I
have been hastily dispatched to SaioBeho J
to reinforce the Japanese squadron there,
making it the strongest in those waters.
It has been ordered to co-operate with
the British and American admirals in the
event of international complications.
While the dispatch does not explain the
matter, it is inferred the squadron is de?
signed to be in readiness for Philippine
ZEWELL, VA., THU
LATEST WAR NEWS.
Now that Spain bag sued for peace, the
impression prevails that the United State.-?
will oirer the following terms
The Independence of Cuba under the
Protection of the I'nited States.
The cession to the United States of the
Island of Puerto Rieb,
The retention by this Government of a
coaling station in the Phillippine Islands,
the future control of the Archipelago to be
amicably arranged, porbably under protec?
torate of the United States and all the
Powers Holding interests in the PacitTe:
The retention of the l-idroues.
It is probably wholly undecided whether
we will demand a money indemnity. Rut
we shall ask a quid pro quo for all our ex?
penditures caused uy this war.
It is rumored at .Madrid that Manila has
surrendered to the Americans.
The Spanish government is protesting to
the Powers against the Americans landing
in Puerto Rico after she had sued for peace;
but Miles landed a day before Spain's
proposition reached Washington.
CONFEDERATES ARE THANKED.
President McKinley Answers Patriotic
Message of Southerners.
Washington, July IM.?President Mc?
Kinley has sent the following letter to
General John 15. Cordon in response to
tiie resolutions adopted by the Confeder?
ate Veterans' Association, in session at
"Executive Mansion, Washington, July
"John 15. Cordon, commander-in-chief
I'nited Confederate Veterans, Atlanta,
"Dear General Gordon?Your recent
telegram in behalf of the United Confed?
erate Veterans was very welcome and I
wutiid have written to you before in ac?
knowledgement excepting for the unusual
demands upun my time.
"The present war has certainly served
one very useful purpose in completely
obliterating the sectional lines drawn in
the last one. The response to the na?
tion's call to arms has been equally spon?
taneous and patriotic in all parts of the
"Veterans of the gray as well as of the
blue are now fighting side by side win?
ning equal honor and renown. Their
brave deeds and the unequaled triumphs of
our army and navy have received the
gratitude of the people of the United
' To have such a hearty commendation
from yourself and your colleagues of the
work of this Administration in the con?
duct of the war, and the pledge of what?
ever support may be needed to help in
bringing iHo a successful completion, is
indeed most gratifying, and 1 thank you
especially for the frank and cordial ex?
pression of the resolutions passed and for?
warded to me.
"With very kind regards, I am, sin- (
RSDAY, JULY 28, 1
500 New Cases of Fever.
Washington, July 25.?The War De
partment at 'J:15 posted the following:
Santiago, July 25.?Adjutant General,
U. S. A., Washington :
Number of new fever cases on the 24th
instant, about 600. At least 430 returned
to duty. Aetna) figures will he given here?
after. Notwithstanding figures, situation
seems somewhat improved. One death,
Sergeant harnen, Troop C, Third Cavalry,
yellow fever, Sihoney.
fK3 .Major General.
Spain's Desparing Attempt.
Madrid, July 25.?11 p. m.?It is an?
nounced to-night that complete tranquility
prevails throughout Spain.
The Cuban Colonial government, it i.
also unnouiu-ed, will confer with the rep?
resentatives of Maximo Gomez, and it is
believed that the conference may result in
the insurgents espousing the Spanish
Meeting of County Supervisors.
The regular annual meeting of the Hoard
of Supervisors of Ta/.ewell county was held
on Monday, all the members being pres?
ent. The salaries of the different county
officers were fixed at the same amounts as
were ailowed last year.
A number of claims against the county
were also allowed. Tin.- Board then fixed
the tax rate for the financial year by the
Ordered that the general county levy
for the year 1898, (which ends financially
July lst.lSO!)) be fixed at the rate of fifty
cents on each $100.00 worth of taxable
property (sixteen and <j cents of which is
for support of the poor) that fifty cents b'j
levied on each tithabl? for public free
school purposes, ten cents on each $100.
00 worth of taxable property for free
school purposes, ten cents on each $100.00
worth of taxable property for district
school purposes and thirty cents on each
(100.00 worth of taxable property for the
working and permanent improvement of
the public roads of the county.
The annual settlement with the county
treasurer was also made, and the treas?
ury was found in excellent shape,there be?
ing a sm plus to the credit of the county,
ami no increase of levy was found neces?
sary, notwithstanding considerable im?
provements are to be made to the court
house and other public improvements are
The county finances are in such satis?
factory condition that the county warrants
at the bank and elsewhere are treated as
Epworth League Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Kpworth
League was held in the Methodist church
on Tuesday night, ami the following of li?
fers? were elected for the ensuing year: I
Mr. Will Helew, president; Mrs. Chas.}
Belew, 1st vice-president; Miss Eunice j
Lilly, 2nd vice-president; Mr. James O'
Keefi'e, 3rd vice-president; Miss Jessie
O'Eeeffe, secretary; Miss Sallte McClin
tock, treasurer; Miss Evalyn Kitts, libra?
rian,and Miss Louisa Pendleton, organist. '??
8Pieces of Cordinet Stripes, all the pop
alar colorings. These goods retailed at
83 and lOcts. Colors last.
Now 7 Cts. A Yard.
Pieces Batistes, Organdies, Lawns and
Dimities?in the most stylish color
combinations. Popular dress and waist
fabrics usually sold at 12i and 15cts.
Now iOc, A Yard,
IJJPieces of French Organdies, Dimities,
iQLeno Stripes and checks. Beautiful
for dresses and waists. Colors fast.
Now 121-2 Cts. A Yard.
Pieces Fancy Dimities and Organdies?
flower, vine, stripe and plaid olfects.
Finest goods we have, the 30, 35 and 40c.
Now 25cts. A Yard.
HARRSSSON & GILLESPiE BROTHERS.
Here you get the best of everything the markets
afford. You also get the advantage of our
Twelve Years Experience Free,
Did you ever stop to think how important it is
that a groceryman should have long and varied
experience in handling and curing the meats he
sells, vegetables and all perishable food products?
We Don't Know
all about our business there is to learn, but we do
know how to cut meats.
The Right Effect
Is in the cut, and if moats are good they must
he properly cut or they will not be juicy and
When You Want Meats
Remember These Prices.
Best Steaks. 12i cents per pound.
Roast, 5 to 9 cents per pound.
Boiling Beef. 3 to 5 cents per pound.
Try our Roasts at 5c a pound and see
how well pleased you will be with it.
BUST?N & SONS,
Exquisitely tasteful hats and bonnets, thoroughly
right in style. The hats are made by us, on wire
frames. It is the wonder of the season's millinery
wonders that such pretty hats can be sold for $2
and $2.50. The shapes are narrow back Sailors,
soft crown Turban. All are of fancy straw and
net. There are hats all black, black and white,
and with turquoise, violet or green intermixed,
decked off with ribbons, silk mull or quills?some
spangled, or violets, or satin straw in net. The
1 lowers are so natural that humming birds would
attempt to sip honey sweets from them, so beauti?
fully do they hold up the mirror to nature.
. . . Tazewell Millinery Co.
The Uetst t^lou-i^
Anfl t 1 i <_- ClicnpOHt
we no? Pen it at $4.25 per Barrel.
It is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure flour
when you can get the best so cheap?
The Leading Pianos
Of the World:
FACTORY PRICES. EASY PAYMENTS.
HAMILTON & JENKIN
Bluefield, W. Va.
/ Catalogues Free.
VELVET $3 Gal.
This famous brand is beyond all
[ doubt the finest Rye produced at
the price. We guarantee same.
6 full Qts. 4.50 per case.
L. Lazarus & Co,
A two year old whiskey made
in the State that bears is name.
Made hy old copper stiil open tire
L Lazarus & Co.
OLD Vi. GLADE 2 5o
Tirfs is a elegant three- year old
Maryland Kye pronounced by ex?
perts-to be ? 1.
L Lazarus & Co.
GIA CORN 15o
Two years old, copper stilled by
open fire process.
L. Lazarus * Co.
, whiFrye $2.
Made in mountains of Virginia.
A pleasant, soft and elegant drink.
, Lazarus and Co,
$1.50, $2, $2.50, $3. & $4.
Beware of Imitated Brands
By otiier dealers at supposed
Tour Money Back,
WRITE FOR PRICES
. Lazarus &G?
Prompt Attention to Mail Orders.
Gen. Walker's Appointments.
(Jen. Walker will s-peak as foilows in
At Tazewell (court house) Tuealay,
August Kith, 1S08.
Granau:, Wednesday, August 17th, at
3 p.m. 4
Pocahontas, Thursday, August ISth, at
S, p. m.
Pounding Mill, Friday, August 19th, at
3 p. m. *
Riehlands, Saturday. August 20th, at
2 p. ui.
J. N. Harm an,
Republican County Chairman.
The 1 wentieth-Centnry Village.
A series of articles on village life is be?
gun in the August ladies' Home Journal
under the heading, "The Twentieth-Cen?
tury Village." Writers who have made
a study of the smaller communfties will
contribute the articles, so that they will be
entirely practical. All the conditions of
village life, and the adjuncts that serve to
bring the village in closer touch with mod?
ern improvement and development, are
treated in practical detail, and the articles
will doubtless be most useful to people liv?
ing in the smaller towns and villiages.
It is a feature of the present that the
purchasing public are not only careful, but
critical in making their purchases.
This is as it should be. Intense com?
petition tends to promote imitations and
adulterations. It is therefoie safe policy
to rely on established reputation in choos?
ing from the many names that compete
for your patronage. The name Obelisk
has always been associated with the high?
est grade (lour?a synonym of absolute
purity and never varying quality.
Bcston & Sons.
Ballards agents for Tazewell.
My sojourn with the good people of
Tazewell has now been 18 years; and 1
take this method of thanking my many
friends ">and patrons for past patronage,
and solicit a continuance of the same. I
will further say that if 1 have done any
work that has hot given satisfaction I earn?
estly request that it be returned to me,
and if caused by any fault of mine it will
be retired free of charge.
1 do all of my repairing myself.
H. W. 1'obst, Jeweller,
For Sale?One piano and one organ at
25 per cent, less than can be bought else?
where. For further information, address
Box 74*, Koanoke, Va. 7-14-2m
Repairs for the lohnson Machinery.
Repairs for the Globe, No. 8, and for
the Chain Drive, No. 9 mowers sold by us
will be found at J. D. Harrisson & Co.,
Knob, Va., and Beery & Haynes, Taze?
well, Va., and Buchanan Bros., Thompson
Wildasin & Mason*,
To Cure Constipation Forever.
Take Ciscarcta Candy Cathartic. 10c or 25c
It C. C- C. tall to cure, druggists refund mocev.