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GENERAL LEE IS
Wbat He Tiioks of the Conduct o:
AN ABMDAHT RATIOS.
Believes It Has Always Been Intended
That He Should Go to Havana?
His Command In Good Condition to
Go There or to Madrid?His Views
as to the Hospitals.
Washington, Oct. 6.?The War Investi?
gation Committee held two sessions to
da?.. In the forenoon General H. V.
Boynton, concluded his testimony which
was begun yesterday and General Fitz
hugh Ijec was heard in the afternoon.
General Boynton dwelt to-day upon the
causes of disease at Camp Thomas, charg?
ing the increase toward the close of the
campaign to lack of sufficient care on the
part of the regimental and brigade com?
manders in covering the sinke. He said
there was no foundation for any reasona?
ble complaint in regard to food. He also
denied that there was any intentional neg?
lect in the hospitals.
In discussing with Captain Howell the
question of rations, supplied to Camp
Thomas, General Boynton volunteered
the suggestion that there had been no
complaints from Southern soldiers in the
camp, "and" he continued, "I do not be?
lieve we would have heard half the out?
cry that has been raised if all the soldiers
had been from the South."
General Dodge said that only two or
three charges had been received from
tbe Sofoth and they were not from sol?
General Fitzhugh Lee was before the
commission at its afternoon session.
General Lee had no complaint to make |
in regard to supplies. In June there was 1
some delay but this was remedied and
since then supplies of all kinds had come
with regularity and in abundance. "There
have of course," he said, "been some com?
plaints. Soldiers are like school boys,
they sometimes complain even when there
is no occasion for complaint." He
thought the army ration was abundant
and in the main well suited to a campaign
in a tropical climate, yet he thought some
changes might be made.
He was of the opinion that it would be
better to send live animals to Cuba than
to send refrigerated meat as at present.
According to Iiis ideas the men should
have mure fruit and less meat.
During the comee of the questioning it
developed that General Lee had been noti?
fied that be would be expected tu move
his corps to Cuba, in the vicinity of
Havana, about the first of November, and
thal^i considered bis troops properly
equipped for tue campaign. He considers
tbe Spanish uniform the better adapted to
a tropical climate than ours, as they were
cool and could be washed. He was fear?
ful that the shirts and blouses of our men
would bo found to be too heavy for com?
NOT FROM THE BOOTH.
GEN. LEE HEARD.
a friendly country.
General Lee made tha announcement
that he whs counting upon landing in a
friendly country, :;s he had received direct
information that the American troops
would he welcomed not only by the Cu?
bans, but'by the Spaniards as well. He
said the conserative and property owning
Spaniards were especially desirous to have
the American troops come for the preser?
vation of order.
Speaking of his command, General Lee
stated that the health of the troops had
been good, only about 2 per cent, being
sick. He had insisted upon a very thor?
ough inspection of the camp and upon
having hie forces thoroughly instructed
by the staff officers, who had practically
organized schools for that purpose.
He said the meat was received in refiig
erator carp, and as a rule, it was good.
In a few instances the outer edges of the
large pieces of meat were spoiled, as was
tbe ha?i tack in one or two cases. A
shipment of potatoes was reported to be
in bad condition and a board was appoint?
ed which condemned all the goods.
As to the efficiency of officers appoint?
ed from civil life, General Lee said some
of them learned the duties promptly,
otbeis wer* very slow to learn, otheis
never learned, but a majority did. He
believed that volunteers would always be?
come effective especially when confronted
by the enemy.
LETTKE Sl/Rl'KISES HIM.
Governor Beaver read a letter com?
plaining of the situation in the Jackson?
ville camp. The letter Etated the camp
was filthy, the bread moulded, the doc?
tors generally drunk, etc.
"Is that from my command?" General
Lee asked in evident surprise.
When informed ithat it was, he eaid
that he was astonished and asked for the
name of the author. He said in this con?
nection that occaeion^l^complaints hac
come to him which he examined and ir
every case found them to be unfounded.
"Then," eaid Governor B&tver, aftei
some further questioning, "you consides
yourself in good condition in every waj
to start on tbe expedition to Cuba?"
TOUCH THE BUTTON.
"I do," replied General Lee, "touch i
button and we are prepared even to go ti
He expressed the opinion that it wa
? impossible for any of the general troop
k to do a^vj;reat amount of campaignin
f in the summer months on account of th
heat. Not even the Spanish and Cuba:
forces had ever been very active in tb
f! immer season. He thought troopsgoin
to Cuba should have ample protectio:
against the sun. Complaints against reg?
imental Burgeons were read to the Gen?
eral from members of the Fourth Vir?
ginia Volunteers, but he replied that he
xmld not speak definitely for the regi?
mental doctors in this case. Some ol
them he knew were not as competent as
:hey should be. The surgeons of higher
?ank were all competent men.
BRIGADE HOSPITALS BETTER.
General Lee expressed the belief that
livision hospitals were too large. He ad?
vocated brigade hospitals as a compro?
mise between the division and regimental
aospitals. He expressed the opinion that
:he site of the camp at Jacksonville was
Captain Howell aeked General Lee if
be considered that he had l>een eide
tracked in the campaign.
"I don't think so,'' he replied. "I
have from time to time seen something in
the news to the effect that it was not the
intention of the authorities that I should
liave an opportunity for actual participa?
tion in the campaign. I, of course, had
no claim to go to Santiago or to Porto
Rico, as other officers in the army ranked
me. It was always the understanding
that my corps was organized for the Hav?
ana campaign. I had some ambition to
?o there, because I had not beeu allowed
to stay while I was there. I want to go
back with some men and show our ene?
mies that I could stay.'*
He concluded by saying that the Presi?
dent had told him within the past few
?ays that he had always intended to send
him to Havana, and in case there had
been an assault upon the city that he
should lead it.
General Lee dwelt upon the importance
of taking proper care of the sinks as a
preventive of disease. He eaid the health?
iest regiment in his camp was the lblst
Indiana Regiment, which burned all its
effete matter. Most of hie troops were
anxious to go to Cuba, but some desired
to be discharged. He said, in conclusion,
that he knew of no case of distress, star?
vation or death from any neglect or that
was due to any inefficiency on the part of
Government officials. He eaid that he
bad no complaint to make against the
War Department, and knew of none of
his command who had.
FRENCH PRESS ANXIOUS.
Hopes the United States Will Be "Gen?
erous to Spain."
Paris. October 10.?The United States
Peace Commission held two sessions to?
day. They were devoted to acquiring and
weighing information relative to all the
questions involved in the matters under
the immediate consideration of the com?
missioners. It is believed that the ques?
tions now being discussed relate to Cuba
and the adjustment of the debt of that
island. The Paris newspapers show evi?
dence of anxiety in beiialf of the Spanish
The Gaulois this morning reviews the
political Bitnation and draw? the conclu?
sion that "between the alleged Republi?
can purpose of expansion and the Demo?
cratic opposition thereto, President Mc?
Kinley and the United States Commission
Will be inspired, after all, with the senti?
ments of generosity, which are the honor
of victorious nations.''
The keynote of these expressions seems
to have been sounded by a Spanish diplo?
mat to an American here last week, the
diplomat Baying the United States should
be generous to Spain. That remark and
the utterances of the French press give to
each other added significance.
A dispatch from Madrid this morning
says the cost of the Cuban and Philippine
campaigns will exceed 3,000,OOO,C00
M. Jules Cambon, the former French
ambassador at Washington, arrived in
Paris this morning. He will remain here
for two months.
AGAINST SERVING LONGER.
Several Companies of the Third Regiment
Richmond, Va., October 1?.?A poll
was taken today of the enlisted men of
several companies of the Third Virginia
Regiment, which is to be mustered out
now in a few days. In every company in
which this poll was taken, the men voted
overwhelmingly in opposition to longer
continuing in the service. Captain Wil
lard's company, from Fairfax, with one
exception voted against the proposition.
In the Fitz Lee Rifles, from Lynchburg,
the proposition did not get a single vote
in its favor. Some of the other compa?
nies were almost equally as strong in the
opposition to continuing longer in service.
The fact that some of the members of
the Third Regiment have been quite dis?
orderly since the command reassembled
here has determined the officers to be
more rigid in their discipline of them.
Complaint was made that some of the
Eoldiers were quite disorderly in their
bearing when pupils from a girls' school
passed them on Broad street last night.
LAWTON IS COMING HOME.
Must Leave Santiago Because of Ill
Health-Wood Will Succeed
Santiago de Cuba, Oct. 9. ?Major Gen?
eral Henry W. Lawton, Military Gover?
nor of the Department of Santiago, will
sail for the United States in the course of
a few days, having been granted three
months leave of absence because of ill
His duties as Military Governor will
be discharged by General Leonard Wood,
Governor of the city of Santiago, most of
whose official duties will in turn be dis?
charged by Major McLeary.
A few ot her changes will be made.
Madrid is Not Pleased.
London, Oct. 10.?The Madrid corres?
pondent of the "Times" says: "Although
nothing concrete is known, it is the pre?
vailing opinion here that the Paris nego?
tiations are not proceeding with the
smoothness that is desirable.
"The Government it i? understood
shares this opinion."
THE INDIAN TROUBLE.
Federal and State Authorities Acting
Minneapolis, October 10.?The federal
ind State authorities are now working in
larmony toward the quelling of the In
lian revolt. General Bacon offered to
;ome down from Walker this evening to
?nfer with Governor Clough, hut the lat?
er advised'conference by wire, lie re
;eived the following message from General
'"Situation bad. Conference yesterday
esulted in nothing. None of the Indian
:hiefe were there. The lumbermen are all
'oming in to Walker. Troops needed at
Nevertheless, the governor believes that
;he situation is well in hand, and that the
?ecalcitrants arc practically surrounded by
From Park River, the governor has re?
ceived a personal statement signed by
Jhief Ned Gay Bug Knanoway Hush as
"Pine Point, October 9.?"We, the
Jhippewa Indians at Pine Point, beg to
state to the public that we are perfectly
"riendly to the whites and have no ill feei?
ng or are in any way hostile. We have
lecided at the council not to take any
aart whatever in the leech l>ake trouble."
A company of fifty volunteers has been
offered to the governor from Litchfield.
Minneapolis, October 10.?-A special to
the Journal from Cass Lake says that
irmed bucks are undoubtedly proceeding
south. Calls were rec ived from Beinidji
"or troops, but none were sent, as this was
considered the more crucial point. There
s considerable apprehension and an un?
doubted necessity for troops to allay panic
in the small towns along this line.
Walker, Minn., October 10.?The In
iian council was held at the agency this
ifiernoon, and was well attended by Flat
Mouth Indians and representative delega
:ione. General Bacon and Inspector
Tinker told the Bear Islanders that if they
ivould give up the men for whom warrants
irave been issued, and come in themselves,
they could go home. If they resisted, the
lovernment would not rest till the recalci
:rants had been captured, and that the
Hear islanders would not then be permit?
ted to occupy the islands again. This mes
?age will reach the hostile? by runners to?
night. General Bacon's terms were re?
ceived by tbe chiefs with signs of evi?
dent pleasure, and they all eignified their
approval of them. It is believed the Pil?
lagers will accept them.
St. Paul, Minn., October 10.?Two com?
panies of militia started from Dulufh this
afternoon for Bediji, that town having
called for protection.
DEPEW PREDICTS ViCTORY.
Republican Party Has Taken Right
Stand on Issues at Stake.
Chicago, III., Oct. 0?Cluuncey M. De
pew, smiling still in memory of the Hob
son kiss a Lenox girl gave him the other
day, and fresh from a winning speech to
anti-railroad farmers at Omaha, arrived
in Chicago to-day in a special train over
the Northwestern Road. He came to de?
liver an address to-morrow at the Audito?
rium for the Hamilton Club on "The Re?
"I can see nothing in the political situa?
tion that gives me any apprehension as to
what the results will be," said Mr. Depew.
"Here and there party managers in Con?
gressional districts manifest slight symp?
toms of alarm, b?.t unless local conditions
are worse than we have any knowledge of
there will be Republican- victory all along
the line. The issues of this campaign are
on our side.
"Expansion, sound money and protec?
tion are in favor. Expansion being the
newest and coming as a result of the war
with Spain, is the most important. Two
months ago it seemed to me we were not
in position to take control of the Philip?
pine Islands. Now, however, I say we
cannot aflord to give them up.
"I came to this conclusion after a care?
ful study of the question. We have as?
sumed political and moral responsibilities
which force us to keep the islands. We
have led the people there to believe they
are to have protection of life and liberty.
Spain could not hold them if surrendered
to her. She would have to call on France
and Germany to help her, and that would
develop new complications.
"Again other new factors are coming up
which it seems to me clinch all the more
firmly our policy of expaneion in the
Pacific Ocean. China is going to pieces.
In behalf of our commercial interests the
United States Government has to take its
part in the reorganization movement.
Great Britain stood by us in this war.
We must stand by her over there.
"We must either buy the Panama Ca?
nal or build the Nicaragua Canal and build
up a merchant marine and dominate the
Pacific Ocean trade."
Walker in Giles.
Pearisburg, Oct. 12.?Special Gen. Walker
spoke here yesterday to a crowd of about
150 voters. Rhea also spoke to about 250
voters. The Democrats took the court
green and the Republicans then went into
the court house. Nobody aEked for a
joint discussion. The day passed pleas?
antly and the Republicans seem to be
getting enthused. The outlook has not
been eo good in the county up to the pres?
ent time, but will improve from now on.
Gen. Walker was in fine trim, hiyh epirits
and confident of re-election.
Money for Free Schools.
Tne Department of Public Instruction
for Virginia has made the apportionment
of moneys available for public school pur?
poses. The entire sum amounts to $702, ?
428.01. The apportionment is based upor
the school population and divided among
the counties in proportion to their school
population. There are GG5.SG5 childrer
in the State who are entitled to receive
the benefit of the fund. The apportion
ment is to-be used exclusively for the pay
ment of teachers.
The school population ofTazewell count]
is 8,152 and the amount of money tin
schools of the county will receive is
VELL, VA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13,
1 he above IB the title of a handeomelv , .
,?_... i n , , , \. delightful place of
illustrated and well written pamphlet of | ,,y;w???
one hundred and thirty pages which hap
jugt been sent out by the Norfolk and
Western Railway. It is a descriptive
band-book and is intended for the use of
travelers on the different lines ofthe road,
and contains brief descriptions of a great
many points of interest. The following is
said about places of enterest in Taxe well
"Pocahontas is five miles from Brainwell
and reached by a branch road from Blue
stone Junction. This town, the oldest iu
the coal-field, has a population of about
five thousand. Here it was, in 1881, that
the first surface work was done, and here,
also, was set off the first blast to awaken
the echoes in the surrounding forests.
Since that time Pocahontas has been stead?
ily advancing, and is to-day, an enter?
prising, progressive young city. At this
place are located the largest operations and
it has the greatest number of coke ovens.
Pocahontas is just on the edge of the coal?
"leaving Pocahontas, eastbound, the
wild ruggednest of the mountains gives
place to broad, rich meadow lands, ,and,
for ten miles, the train skirts the edge of
the famous agricultural region of Tazewell
"Two miles frot .nestone Junction is
Abb'e Valley, a small village Fituated in a
section of country closely identified with
the early history of the country. Three
times was Abb's Valley raided by the In?
dians, and many desperate battles took
place, the Indians being led by the cele
hrated warrior, Black Wolf.
"Graham is the nest place of impor?
tance. Here is located a large blast fur?
nace, and the lumber interest is considera?
"At Graham, the Clinch Valley Divis?
ion of the Norfolk & Western leaves the
main line, but its eastern terminus is at
Bluefield. This division, one hundred and
three miles in length, extends from Blue
field to Norton, near the border line of
Kentucky, where connection is made with
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad for
points West and Southwest. The section
which it traverses is one of the richest, ag
ricultuially, in the State, and is noted for
its tine cattle and sheep, and thorough?
As the train rolls off the miles, the trav?
eler's interest increases. On either hand
are well-tilled farms, and the hill? and val?
leys, covered with a rich pasturage of
bluegrass, are dotted with the Gneet cattle
to be found anywhere. The natural fea?
tures of the landscape are charmingly at?
tractive, and presented in pleasing suc?
cession. Along the more favored spots of
the valley are scattered towns and villages,
but these are, for the most part, small,
and serve as shipping points for the vast
amount of farm products and cattle sent
out from this section each year.
"Tin Top, ten miles from Graham, is
the highest railroad point east of the
"Tazewell, nine miles further, is a neat
necte'd by street cars with Tazewell
Court-house, an aristocratic old town, and
Sixteen miles from Tazewell is Cedar
Bluff, a small town, but doing a large bus
ness. It has two woolen mills, roller Hour
mill, and lias a big trade in lumber. Here
are located the Blue Sulphur Springs, B
popular resort, always attracting its full
quota of visitors."
The consciences of the men who run the
Democratic Machine in Virginia legitimize
any advantage they can take over their
The Democrats worship the conditions
of the past. The Republicans glory in
the achievements of the present.
The Martin machine has announced its
determination to beat Eitz Lee for the
Senate. Martin has already selected his
men to run for the Legislature in the va?
rious counties of the State next year.
Teddy Roosevelt will be the next Gov?
ernor of the Slate of New York.
The leading men of the Republican
party now confidently claim that the Re?
publicans will control the next House of |
Representatives by a good working major?
We are not likely to hear much more
about the mismanagement of the War De?
partment. Two popular Democratic Gen?
erals have refuted the campaign lies pub?
lished by the Democratic press. Wheeler
and Lee have made them sick.
The Democratic managers are claiming
that they will elect a solid Democratic del?
egation to Congress from Virginia. They
must have their machine in extra fine or?
der; but the people will break that ma?
A number of our contemporaries are
giving us the credit for the announcement
that Gen. Walker is running on a twenty
dollar bull calf platform. We are not en?
titled to the credit. It belongs to our
esteemed contemporary, The Spirit of the
"Coin" Harvey is now in charge of a
large "Financial School,*' but no graduate
will ever be President.
It is said that "Bloody-Bridles Waite"
has ceased to use his crimson reins. He
las struck rich gold mines and is no longer
an enemy ofthe "gold bug."
The Lynchburg News says: "If the
Democrats wish to exercise any influence
in shaping the policy of the country they
must gain control of the House." This
means that Democratic control of the
House of Representatives would result not
in any influence in shaping the policy of
our government but the blocking or mis
shaping of the policy of President McKin?
ley. No such calamity, however, is
likely to befall the country.
lion. George M. Bowers, United States]
Fish Commissioner, has presented to Cor?
ned University a collection of nearly 500,
little village, and the shipping point for a 1000 specimens of fresh and salt water]
rich back section of country. It is con-1 fish.
That's what we are work?
ing for all of the time.
Good goods and low prices are the *two
main things that interest you. Next comes the
newness of style, the fashionable design.
Ladies' and Misses' Wraps, Jackets, Woolen
Waists, Woolen and Flannelette Wrappers, Chil?
dren's Woolen Dresses, Ladies' Skirts from $2 to
$9 each, Infants Wraps, Men's Boys' and
Youths' Overcoats are second to none in this sec?
tion; that they possess each of the points which
make a garment up-to-date. There's a look of
newness, exclusiveness of design about our ready
to-wear garments seldom shown by us, in fact, we
show a superior stock of these goods to any we've
Infants' Wraps and Reefers in all
Colors, 85c to $6.50 each.
It's Not for Today Only.
We're Working for Business
In the Future.
Next year we expect a larger business than this be?
cause we've tried to build our business on a liberal policy?
first quality foundation. The character of the stocks we
carry is known and appreciated by all those within our reach
who like the best.
There's no Extravagance
in buying from stocks like ours. Its economy.
The extravagance, in truth, lies in buying the
Next to the Importance of Stock
Is the Service you get.
Well, wo do almost anything that's reasona?
ble, as far as that goes, And our delivery system
1 ?rings them to you any hour you could reasona?
bly ask for them. But, after all. we are not per?
fect, so come right out open handed and tell us
our mistakes when you lind them.
IUST0N & SONS,
Pure Leaf Lard,
5, 10,20, and 50 lb. Cans.
We should try to succeed by merit, not by favor.
Merit is the Only Thing
Any advertising not founded on merit is val?
ueless. When we set forth our claims in cold type
it is because we seek your trade, we make ourselves
alive to its requirements. Your hat or bonnet needs
are sure of being met here?no delay, no doubt, no
lack in quality, style, art or value. We are a de?
pendable source to every lady who wishes the very
latest styles and most artistic workmanship. Our
whole thought, our whole time is devoted to learn?
ing all there is to learn of the new styles for ladies'
head wear; that's the reason why we turn out hats
equal in style to those imported from Paris.
. . . Tazewell Millinery Co.
Tino Best Flour
And tliu Chucipowt
I t?. tilt: CJ??_rl<_:l_>r-C_l tcjd
It is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure Hour
when you can get the best so cheap?
The Leading Pianos
Of the World:
FACTORY PRICES. EASY PAYMENTS,
HAMILTON & JENKIN
Bluefield, W. Va.
THISTLE PLOW AND FOUNDRY CO.
Mine and Coke Oven Castings, General Castings of all kinds,
Chilled and Hillside Plows, Plow Repairs, Cane and
Grist Mills, Machine Work and Repairs,
Feed Cutters, Sash Weights, Etc.
We are anxious
Tazewell Drug Co..
F. P. LAN JON, Ph. G.
"lie fills the Prescriptions."
T7IBGLNIA: In the clerk's office for
? Tazewell Circuit Court, October
X. W. Riser, A. G. Kiser, an.l M. H. Ri?
ser, partners in the sale of machinery
ana implements under the firm
and style of A. G. Kiser & Co., com?
vs. In chancery, with attach?
ment returned executed.
A. B. Farqobar Co., limited, a corpora?
tion doing business under the laws of the
State of Pennsylvania, George W. Yost,
Thomas Leece, Pleas Young and J. .).
The following is a copy of the process in
The Commonwealth of Virginia.
To the Sheriff of Tazewell County,
Greeting: We command you to summon
A. B. Farquhar Co., limited, a corpora?
tion doing business under the laws of the
State of Pennsylvania, Geo. W. Y'ost,
Thomas Leece, Plea-? Young and J. J. Ben
how to appear at rules to be held in the
clerk's otfice of our Circuit Court, of Taze?
well County, on the 3rd Monday in Sep?
tember next to answer a Bill in chancery
exhibited against them in said court by N.
W. Kiser. A. G. Kiser and M. II. Kiser,
partners in the sale of machinery and im?
plements under the firm and style of A. G.
Kiser & Co. And have then there this
writ. Witness: H. Bane Hai man, clerk of
out said court, at the court house, the ISth
day of August, 1898, in the 123rd year of
H. Bane Harman, Clerk.
The object of the foregoing suit is to re?
cover of the defendant, A. B. Farqubar
Co., limited, the sum of $115.50 with in?
terest thereon from Sept. Ist, 1S97, and to
subject to the payment any estate, effects
or debts due or to become due in the
hands of the company defendants, audit
appearing from affidavit on file in said of?
fice that A. B. Farquhar Co., limited, is a
non-resident of the Commonwealth of Vir?
ginia, it is ordered that it appear here
within fifteen days after due publication of
this order and do what is necessary to pro?
tect its interest in this suit, and that cop?
ies hereof be posted as prescribed by law.
And it further appearing by affidavit made
and filed i hat 11 iere is no agent of defendau t
A. B. Farquhar Co., limited, in Tazewell
county, upon whom personal service of
process can be made in this cause, and
that neither the President, Cashier, Secre?
tary, Treasurer nor any one of the Direc?
tors of said A. B. Farquhar Co., limited,
are in or reside in said county of Tazewell,
it is ordered that the above copy of the
summons in chancery (process in this suit)
be published once a week for four success?
ive weeks in Tazewell Republican, a news?
paper published in Tazewell county.
Teste: II. Bank Harman, Clerk.
II. C. Alderson 1 ,
V.L. Sexton ip?<,?
Job Work. . .
Is complete. All kinds
of work done neatly and promptly.
and Special Jobs.
Our prices will be as low as those
of any first-class ofFce.