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DEWEY TO RETURN
To Leaye toe Scene of His Triampn.
WATSON WILL SUCCEED HIM.
Will go at Once and Will Take Com?
mand of the Squadron as Soon as
Dewey Thinks It Wise to Surren?
der the Post. Admiral to Come
Home in His Flagship by Way of
Wellington, May 8.?The Navy De
partment has selected a successor to Ad?
miral Dewey to command the Asiatic
station. Oidere were issued today de?
taching Hear Admiral Watson from com- J
mand of the Mare Island navy yard and I
ordering him to report to Admiral Dewey (
at Manila, to relieve that officer when he 1
feels that he can be spared there. Kear 1
Admiral Kempif, at present on waiting c
orders, has been ordered to succeed Ad- 1
mhral Watson in command of the Mare *
Island yard. t
It was stated at the department today J
that Admiral Dewey will come from Ma?
nila direct to New York when he returns 1
to the United States. However, it was 1
added, the admiral will not start until the ?
commission of which he is a member, has ?"
completed the work it has undertaken, at '
least so far as it relates to the restoration I
of peace on the islands.
The reason for bringing the flagship '
Olympia to New York instead of having
her come to San Francisco, where she was
built, is said to be primarily because Ad?
miral Dewey desires to make the passage \
on hiarown tlagship, but also for the rea?
son that the Mare Island yard threatens
to be overwhelmed with repair woric as
soon as the numerous vessels of Dewey'e <
lleet begin to return to the United States. <
The Olympia is in need of a thorough I
overhauling, having been away from her I
home station longer than any of the ves- >
scls in the Asiatic fleet and having ren- '
dered more than the usual amount of ]
bard service during her absence. <
A FILIPINO TRICK. ,
They Spring a Surprise Upon the
Manila, May 8-7:40 p. m.-The Fi- 1
lipinos surprised the United States forces (
at San Fernando with a daring trick on
yesterday. A railway train with an engine
at each end was run almost to the Ameri?
can outposts and in plain view of the town.
Before they could be reached a gang of
natives sprang oh* the train, tore up sev- .
eral lengths of the railway track, boarded .
the train again and then steamed away so
cpMpkrly that there was no opportunity to
capture the raiders. .
The Nebraska regiment is asking for a
temporary relief from duty. Only 375
men of this regiment are left at the front
Manila, May S.?The army's gunboats
Laguna De Bay and Cavadonga, under
command of Captain Grant, started up
the San Fernando river ior Guagua on
3*esterday, as was presumed to establish
there a base of supplies for the troops en?
gaged in the northern campaign, returned
today, Major General MacArthur having
failed to connect with the expedition.
The gunboats found rebels entrenched at
Sosomoan and Guagua, on the water fronts
of the towns. The vessel steamed past the
works, shelling the occupants and driving
them out. Landing parties from the
boats entered both towns, capturing at
Sosomoan a Spanish captain in uniform
who was ostensibly a prisoner in the hands
of the rebels, and also a native officer.
Arriving at Guagua, the town and a small
gunboat were found burningand the natives
evacuating the place in consequence of
At Sosomoan, the landing party captur?
ed a number of Filipino nags and a quan?
tity of arms, chiefly bolos and bow6 and
arrows, besides a lot of band instruments
which the men played as they marched
bac.lc to the boats. Captain Grant's expe?
dition will probably return up the San
Fernando river after having been rein?
forced, on recently purchased light-draft
Washington, May 8.?The War Depart?
ment has received from General Otis a
dispatch giving the situation in the Philip?
pines, some parts of which have been
ommitted by the War Department in
making it public. The dispatch is as fol?
Manila, May 8.?Adjutant Genetal,
situation as follow: Lawton at Maaein
and Balinga; scouting parties to north and
east. MacArthur at San Fernando; * *
?* * portion of country between Manila
and the northern points held by troops re?
turning to home; appear cheerful and con?
tented. Army gunboats operating in
rivers. Have cleared west of MacArthur
of insurgents. * * * Signs of insur?
gents' weakness more apparent daily.
\painter and owner?Devoe lead and zinc;
wears twice as long as lead and oil. Zinc
and grinding does it.
FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS.
Prizes Worth $500 to Be Distributed
i^-xt Sunday's Philadelphia "Press"
(May 14), will begin a competition for boys
and girls, in which "The Press" will offer
as rewards prizes worth $500. Any boy
or girl can try for these prizes. See next
FILIPINO ARMY IN OPEN REVOLT.
General Mascardo Flatly Refuses to Obey
the Superior Officer's Orders.
Manila, May 8.?The demoralization
;be Filipino army has culminated in
)pen revolt of General Mascardo against
aeneral Luna, second in command
\guinaldo. Aguinaldo has ordereil
?ourt-martial to try Mascardo.
Luna sent orders to Mascardo at Baco
ar to hurry reinforcements to him just
>efore the battle of San Tomas, but Mas
ardo flatly refused to obey the order, and
ent back word that he would only take
irdeis irom Aguinaldo. Luna immediate
y selected tifteen hundred of his In
roops and started tor Bacolar to enfoi
lis order. Mascardo again refused
ibey the ordere given by Luna. Both
rmies formed in line of battle, but before
?pening Luna gave Mascardo one moi
banee. Colonel Arguilles was sent
dascardo with a Hag of truce. Mascan
till peieisted in his refusal, but consented
o leave the question to Aguinaldo.
Gen. Davis at San Juan.
San Juan de Porto Rico, May 8.
Jrigadier General George W. Davis, who
las been appointed to succeed Major
ieneral Guy V. Henry as military gover
tor of Porto Rico, arrived here today
le was welcomed by the consular and
itheers of Porto Rico and San Juan
.'his afternoon General Henry and Gen
ral Davis were given a reception at the
heatre by the school children of San
There is much curiosity as to the policy
hat will be udopted by General Davis
'orto Ricans generally display much re
ret at the departure of General Henry
Matters here are in excellent condition
or the new military governor, harmony
Major General Henry wiil sail for the
"nited States tomorrow.
GOMEZ HAS A PROJECT.
Vants Cuban Army of 15,000 Main
Havana, May 9.?General Maximo
jomez is trying to pereuade Governor
?tenernl Brooke that a Cuban standing
irmy of 15,00 men is a necessary adjunct
o the proper government of the island,
rlis views he has presented in writing, but
vithout eliciting as yet any reply. The
jroposition is not likely to receive much
:onsideration at headquarters, where con
liderable surprise was occasioned by this
nagnificent project, which, ii adopted,
jiomez doubtless believes would be placed
mder his personal control.
The growing conviction that there is no
ieed of rural guards except in the wilder
provinces of Santiago and Puerto Prin
:ipe, is confirmed by the investigations of
Japtain Hickey, of the governor general'e
tall', who returned yesterday from a two
housand mile trip through the provinces
;ast of Havana, which has occupied two
nontbs. Captain Hickey, in carefully
vritten reports to General Brooke, asserts
hat with the exception of a few in San
iago province, he found no traces of ban
lits. "Political feeling in the country
listricts," he declares, "is far less intense
ban in Havara, where the malcontents
ire gathered. Most of the Cubans of the
jrovinces favor ultimate independence,
jut they are willing to have the American
iiihtary occupation continue for a year at
east, as they recognize that the island
?evenues are expended honestly upon
TWO MEN WOUNDED.
Minnessotans Fired on by Concealed
Manila, May 9.-6:35 p. in.?A recon
loitering party from Major General Law
:on'8 command, and which consisted of
two companies of the Minnesota regiment
and two companies of the Oregon regiment
ander command of Major Digg'es, of the
Minnesota regiment, advanced yesterday
to a point near San Miguel, which is about
twelve miles north of Balinag. There the
Americans were met with a volley from a
force of Rebels behind a trench. Major
Diggles was wounded in the head and a
private soldier was also wounded. Major
Diggles and the private, together with ten
typhoid patients, were brought by short
train to Manila to-day.
The Don Jose, the last of the missing
steamers under the American flag which
were detained by the insurgents since the
beginning of the war, was found by the
gunboat Manila at Batangap, and arrived
Globe Mower and Bonnie Binder.
The celebrated "Globe Mower" is still
actively on this market, and is being
handled again this year by R. J. Hoke,
traveling salesman for Wildaein & Fletch?
er. He is having a big trade, as the ma?
chines he handles have been so thoroughly
tested and are so well known to our best
farmers thatjhey sell themselves. The
"Bonnie Binder," which is also manufac?
tured by the Johnson Harvesting Compa?
ny, is at the head of them all, and is be?
ing introduced here by Mr. Hoke. He
has already this season sold one of the
binders to Mr. Walter Sanders and one
to Mr. G. M. Graybeal. Mr. Hoke Pold a
carload of machines in Tazewell countv
last year and his prospects are better this
Tazewell College Commencement Ex?
The commencement exercises this year
will consist in part this year as follows:
On Saturday night there will be a lec?
ture at the Christian church by Rev. Peter
Ainslie, of Baltimore. His subject will be
"Spanish American War," which will be
illustrated by stereopticon views. v
On Sunday morning Rev. Peter Ainslie
will preach the Baccalaureate sermon at
the Christian church.
On Tuesday morning, the 23rd inst.,
the same gentlemen will deliver a literary
address to the school. The address will
be made in the morning at 10:30 o'clock
and in the Christian church. The other
part of the college exercises will be pub?
WHAT HAS RECENTLY TRANSPIRED
IN THE COUNTIES OF THIS
There are nineteen candidates for justice
of peace in Holeton district, Washington
Mhs Flora Poteet, who lives near
Ocoonita, Va,, is hut nine years old and
weighs one hundred and eighty pounds.
Mr. P. IL Lirmer has announced him?
self an independent candidate for treasurer
of Lee county. The Democrats and Re?
publicans, each, have a candidate in the
field, and there will be a triangular fight.
Mr. G. E. Goodell, private secretary of
General James A. Walker, is sick at his
home, at Marion, from nervous prostra?
tion and other causes. Mr. Goodell is an
excellent gentleman and we hope be will
In the United State? District Court at
Abingdon last week, from Tuesday until
Saturday, Judge Paul disposed of about
sixty cases. They were mostly moonshiner
cases, and there were forty-seven convic?
tions and sixteen acquittals.
It is reported that the Norfolk and i
Western Railway Company will build a <
branch road from Radford to Floyd Court i
House, Va., and that a survey of the route
will commence without delay. Floyd
county is very rich in minerals and timber
and the road as contemplated will open
another valuable field for the Norfolk and i
Mrs. S. E. P. Byars, widow of the late i
William B. Byars, died at her home, near
Glade Spring, on Wednesday night of last 1
week, aged about eighty years. The de- |
ceased was a Miss Taylor, sister of John
Taylor,who lived and died in Abbs Valley, 1
and of Charles Taylor, who lived and died >
near Broad Ford, in Smyth county. The
deceased has many relatives in Tazewell
Last week two new industrial enter?
prises were organized at Radford, Va.
The Radford Woolen Mill Company was
organized, with Joseph H. Chumbley,
president; John G. Usborne, secretary and 1
treasurer, and L. L. Fausler, manager.
The other enterpiise is also a woolen mill,
with S. J. Fisher, president, and E. A.
Gill, secretary and treasurer. The latter
company is called the Newly Woolen
Franklin P. Robbing, who lives near
Bobbins Chappel in this county, vas shot
and instantly killed by Silas Holmes late I
Tuesday evening. Holmes is, we under?
stand about 20 years old and the same .
man who was charged with stealing a calf |
some time ago. Bobbins was planting 1
corn when Holmes came along and began
to abuse his wife and little boy. She
called to her husband and be came down
to where they were at and Holmes
shot him. They had been at outs for
some time. Some say that Robbins came
out with a gun when he was shot, but we
do not undertake to give particulars in
full. Silas Holmes is still at large, but
they have Clint Holmes under arrest. He
lives on an adjoining farm and it. is
claimed by friends of Bobbins that he is
somewhat implicated.?Pennington Gap
News, 5th inst.
What About a Woolen Mill?
Radford is to have two woolen mills.
Why can't Tazewell start one? It has
been demonstrated that the best place to
manufacture raw material into Gnished
products is where the raw material is pro?
duced. The sheep industry is constantly
growing in Tazewell and adjoining coun?
ties, and the production of wool will corre?
spondingly increase. Tazewell needs
factories, not stores. Why can't we have
a woolen miil? The business men of the
town ought to see if such an industry can?
not be started.
Most painters know that zinc prolongs
the life of 'sad; but they do not know how
much, up .?s they have used Devoe lead
and zinc For they only mix; and Devoe
is ground. Lead and zinc requires ma?
Foote & Johnson.
The quality of the carriages, buggies and
ottur vehicles manufactured by Foote &
Johmon have been tested for a number of
years in Tazewell. Tne roads of this
county are such as to tequire well built
vehicles, no other kind will last when
used on Tazewell roads. The vehicles
manufactured by Foote & Johnson have
surpassed all others for durability, and
they also possess the highest qualities
of comfort and beauty. Next Tuesday
(court day) either Mr. Foote or Mr.
Johnson will be at Tazewell with a full
display of carriages, buggies and wagons.
If you need anything in that line do not
fail to seize this opportunity.
Splendid Farm for Sale.
In this issue of the Republican, W. H.
Boiling, as Commissioner of the Circuit
Court of Wythe county, advertises for sale
one of the finest farms in South sest Vir?
ginia. The land lies about six miles east
of Wytheville and two miles southwest of
Max Meadows. It is a beautiful, fertile
farm, splendid for grazing and excellent
for grain. The improvements are of the
most substantial character and of every
variety. This is a princely estate, and one
which any man Bhould be happy to own.
Examine the advertisement for terms.
The Oldest Name
in paint is Devoe. The Devoe paint busi?
ness begau in 1754.
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for Overseer of the Poor for Jefferson vi lie
District, and request the support cf the
voters at the election on the 25th inst.
W. H. Carbaugh.
lZEWELL, VA., THURSDAY, MAY 11. 1
Shall We Have Belter Lights?
We understand that the visit of Mr.
John M. Spotts to Tazewell yesterday was
connected with the scheme the Messrs
SpoUe Bros, have for erecting an electric
plant at this place. We are also informed
that a proposition hus been submitted to
the town authorities for furnishing the
necessary lights for lighting the town at
$72U.OO a year. This may seem a large sum
t? pay out for lighting the town, but as a
business proposition it is not so large as it
first appears. It is said that if the electric
plant is erected the company owning it
will pay revenues to the town to the
amount of about $259.00, of which amount
?50 00 will be taxes on property and
$209.00 water taxes.
The town now expends $200.00 a year,
or more, on lights, a few coal oil l&nipp,
that furnish comparatively no light. This
?200.00 added to the $259.00 mentioned
above makes $459.00; which, being taken
from the $720.00, the cost of electric lights,
leaves only $201.00 that would have to be
expended by the town as an additional
cost for lights. This extra amount would
not necessitate any increase in taxa?
tion, in our judgment, as it could be saved
from the present revenues. Besides, the
election of an electric plant n ill be followed
with other enterprises, and the building
of other houses, thereby increasing the
If we are correctly informed, we are of
opinion the town will make a mistake in
not making a contract with the partieB in
question. This may be the only oppor?
tunity that we will have in years to get
electric fights. Our advice is, let us have
more and better lights.
Editor Tazewki.l Republican:
In a recent letter published
For Commonwealth's Attorney.
At the earnest solicitation of many of
my friends, both Democrats and Republi?
cans, irrespective of party feelinge,I hereby
anuounce myself a candidate for the
ullice of Commonwealth's Attorney for
l'azewell county?Promising if elected to
render to the citizens of the county such
service as in my humble judgment, I
think her best interests demand. Ear?
nestly soliciting the support of the voters
of the county at the May election, I am
W. M. Minter.
Desirable Farm for Sale.
Elve hundred and ten (510) acres of blue
erass land, on Clinch River, in Tazewell
county,Va., part of the old Watkins place.
J. F. Gore.
For information and terms apply to
H. C. Alderson,
March 14, '99. Tazewell,Va.
A bright young man, who desires to
travel, to take half interest in Portable
Photograph Gallery. $100.00 required,
will teach right party the business and
zuarantee his income to be not less than
HO.00 per month from beginning. Call
on or address.
C. H. Hunt,
Pounding Mill, Va.
Clinch Valley News, complaint is made
that certain county officers have been per?
mitted to remain in office too long. The
idea of the letter is that offices are created
for the purpose of furnishing to certain
individuals soft places at good salaries,
without service, and that these places
should be passed around for the satisfac?
tion of those who stand in waiting. We
presume that the writer of the letter is one
of these individuals and that be is
chagrined that he has not been called upon
to share in the good things mentioned in
We think that offices are places of pub?
lic trust and that the officers are public |
Bervnnts, and for these services are al?
lowed only a reasonable compensation as
fixed by law. The people are interested
to see that these public servants are honest
and capable of rendering competent and
efficient eervice, and there can be but lit?
tle reason why they should dismiss offi?
cers who, for twenty years, have shown
themselves honest, competent and effi?
cient, in order to make room for persons
who have been untried in the public ser?
vice. The writer for the News might
have said that the present candidate for
the eherilfalty has been in office for thirty
instead of twenty years, and he could
have said that for these thirty years Mr.
Bandy has shown himself to be a most
competent, accommodating and efficient
public servant. Few men have enjoyed
the public confidence to the extent of
James Bandy, and a remarkable feature of
his career has been that his many years of
public Eervice has only increased his popu?
The writer in the News is absurdly er?
roneous as to the i-alaries received by the |
county officers. As above stated, they re?
ceive only a reasonable compensation for
their services. Experience shows that
they have not become rich men. Men of
no more ability than they, have, in pri?
vate life, accumulated much more than
they. We do not know of any power to
make a voter in Tazewell county vote other?
wise than he wishes, but the integrity, effi?
ciency and many acts of kindness shown I
by the present incumbents of the county [
offices, are sufficient to secure their re?
election by a large majority of the votes of j
May 10th, 1S99.
Zinc and Grindinf
make Devoe lead and zinc wear
long as lead and oil. Sold by
twice as J
TAZEWELL LODGE NO. 100 K. OF P.
Meets every Thursday night in Odd
H. F. PEERY, C. C.
J. B. CRAWFORD, K. of R. &. S.
Eilncnte Vour lloweU With CuicareU.
Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forovei.
10c v5c. If C. C. C. full, druKKists refund money.
1'lie May Movement in Children s
Dresses is in Full Swing.
A Few Pertinent Points in
Connection With This
Display and Sale.
There is a price point below which quality can?
not exist. With all the Economy of close buy?
ing, close figuring and modern methods of manu?
facture, there are certain items of cost which can?
not be eliminated.
Lookout for trash.
The Children's sale here at special prices is
worthy of more than the usual amount of atten?
Firm, evenly woven percales, piques, lawns,
calicoes and nansooks of good weight, but not of
the weight that comes of loading the fabric with
starch; sewing that shows attention by skilled
work people; good lengths; correct widths; gener?
ous hems and new trimming.
We do not say 25 cents worth 50 cents?only
25 cents. The items marked %\ are moie than
twice as good as those marked 50 cents, even
though there may be a shade more profit in some
of the last.
These little dresses come in all the popular
shades of lawns, percales, ginghams, and calicoes,
trimmed with laces and braids. The white ones
of figured piques, plain nansooks and India
linens, are trimmed with ruffles finished with
lace; also ribbon and novelty braids. The verdict
of the ladies who have seen them is: "They are
beautifully made." The sizes are from 1 to 12
years, prices from 40 cents to $4.50 each, and
not a garment in the whole lot that is not good f
But you are the judges.
Harrisson & Gillespie
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED
ANOTHER CAR OF
The mill writes us that it is of unusually good
quality this time.
Now, while we do not claim this to be the best
Hour made, we do say it has few equals and gives
more general satisfaction to everyone than any flour
that has ever been sold on this market. If you are
not using it,
TRY A SACK OR
Our guarantee goes with it, backed by that of
Ballard & Ballard Co.
BUSTON & SONS
Leading Retailers of
The Leading Pianos
Of the World:
PC i m gs fc>m T^yv^^L^
FACTORY PRICES. EASY PAYMENTS.
HAMILTON & JENKINS, -lew
TPlmo Best Flour
And the Cheapuwt
Im the Celubreitud
It is pure, straight Flour. Why eat impure flour
when you can get the best so cheap?
If You Are a Sheep Owner
Read This I
I sell a Sheep Dip that hurts nothing but disease.
It cleanses the skin and promotes its natural action,
and positively increases the quality and quantity of
Ticks, Lice and Scab Cannot Live
on a sheep dipped in this liquid. It is a liquid?not
a powder. It costs but a cent a head. It never spoils
however long kept. If interested, call in and I'll tell
you how it is made and all about it.
JNO. E. JACKSON,
I One would hardly
I exj ect to find in
* PICKLE ^ I
a source of literary
inspiration, but it
seems probable, one
of the most versatile 4
writers of the day 4
conceived his id?a of 4
Pickle the Spy "
after trying some of
the kind we sell. We 4
have them in bulk *
at 10c. a dozen, crisp 4
and firm, with a
flavor which delights
the taste. In bottles 4
we offer a 25c. size
for 15c. in mixed
pickles and chow
chow?both of super- 4
ior Iquality and ex- 4
In bulk at 20c. a 4
quart, and Olives 4
from 15c. to 40c. a 4
Our sales of all 4
these goods have 4
been heavy, and we 4
feel sure when you 4
have tried them you 4
will continue to use 4
j Spotts Bros., i
Staple and Fancy Groceries.
Andrew Carnegie, the great iron and
Bteel king, has sold all his interests in the
iron and eteel business to a steel trust, and
is to Ireceive therefor $150,000,000
dollars in live per cent, bonds. Mr. Car?
negie's success in life chows the lack of
truth in the assertion of socialists that
there is any preferred class in Ibis coun?
try. He began life as a poor Scotch boy,
ami by his energy and shrewdness has ac?
cumulated this immense fortune. Mr.
Carnegie'6 life also demonstrates the fal?
sity of another charge of the socialists,
that the wealtny are selfish. He seems to
look upon his fortune as a trust to be
used for the benefit of his fellowmen, and
he has given away many millions for edu?
cational and other beneficent purposes.
The spirit of benevolence is constantly
growing, and with the rich as well as the
We heard a Democratic friend remark
recently that the Virginia Democracy had
but two planks in their platform,"Thomas
Jefferson and the Walton law." What
would Jefferson think of the association?
Senator Daniel in a recent interview said
the Virginia Democrats ought "to be con?
tented with the situation as it stands," as?
signing as a reason therefor that they have
all the elective officers in Virginia, from
United States Senator down to the magis?
trates. This is an admission, by tbe lead?
ing Democrat of the State, that place and
power is die chief aim of Virginia Democ?
racy. While boasting of what his party
holds in Virginia, will Senator Daniel stop
to consider how it got it?
The Lynchburg "News" under the
editorial head "Repub'ican Responsi
bilt" says: "It is perhaps fortunate for
the country that there will not be a divided
responsibility in the next Congrese. The
Republicans will have a safe working ma?
jority in both Houses. The Executive is
aleo Republican, and, therefore, the Re?
publican party will be responsible to the
country for the conduct of the govern?
ment in both the legislative and execu?
tive departments for the next two years."
This is a very potent truth.uttered in con?
servative language. There is not the
slightest doubt but that the Republican
party will measure up to tbe responsi?
bility, and that the country will acknowl?
edge that it is fortunate in having the
party in control again.
Senator Daniel says the Virginia Demo?
crats ought to be contented as they have
ail the offices in tbe State. Is Senator
Daniel contented with the way in which
his party has gotten control of all the
offices, by the use of the unfair and dis?
graceful Walton law ?
Varnish Makes Devoe Varnish
Floor Paint cost 5c. more a quart; look
brighter, and wear twice as long as cheaper
floor paints. Sold by Jno. E. Jackson.
To Cars Constipation Tor?tot.
, 9"?Teu Ctady Cathartic 10c or tta.
? C O. C tall to cure, ?ruggitt* rafuufi mesej.